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Went to our local mushroom festival over the weekend ...

Got myself a lemon oyster mushroom kit and a shiitake kit... plus, one of our local licensed foragers was there with a crapload of chanterelles, morels and lobster mushrooms... apparently out by the coast, at the right elevations, it's been just moist enough and cool enough for fruiting.. definitely feeling the need to take a drive out that way...

Not necessarily so - at least if you're talking about naked eye stars..

The farthest stars we can see with our naked eye are somewhere around 4,000 light years away.. depending on conditions, location, etc. Considering the 5 - 10 billlion year or so average life span of a typical star, it's unlikely that many of the stars we see have burned out or gone nova since the light left them. Also, analysis of the light we do see enables us to determine where in it's life cycle a star is. A star like Betelgeuse may possibly have gone nova already, since we know it is in the final stages of it's life cycle. But not that many of the visible stars are in that state as far as we can tell.

I-5 bridge over Skagit River collapses, cars with people in water

Source: King 5 News

Washington State Patrol confirms an I-5 bridge over the Skagit River has collapsed and at least two cars with people inside are in the water.

The incident has closed all northbound and southbound lanes.

KING 5 News crews are en route. More to follow.

Read more: http://www.king5.com/news/local/Report-I-5-bridge-collapses-over-Skagit-River-cars-in-water-208758631.html

Got an eCig a week ago this past friday..

Wasn`t really intending to quit cigs altogether, but over the last 10 days, I cut down from almost 2 packs a day to just about 4 packs in the 10 days since I got the eCig... and, I haven`t actually had a cigarette since about 7am yesterday... This may actually be do-able

180 years ago today, Johannes Brahms was born in Hamburg, Germany...

Today, he is best known for his Third Racket..


Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman dead at 49

Source: Billboard

Slayer guitarist and founding member Jeff Hanneman died earlier today of liver failure. He was 49.

The band's longtime publicist issued the following statement today:

"Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11AM this morning near his Southern California home. He was 49. Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure. He is survived by his wife Kathy, his sister Kathy and his brothers Michael and Larry, and will be sorely missed."

Hanneman co-founded the thrash metal greats with Kerry King in 1981; their breakthrough came in 1986 with the landmark album "Reign in Blood." Hanneman wrote or co-wrote the set's standout tracks, "Angel of Death" and "Raining Blood."

Read more: http://m.billboard.com/articles/news/1560534/slayer-guitarist-jeff-hanneman-dead-at-49

RIP, Jeff.

the reason Warren DeMontague is no longer welcome in Vegas

Happy Birthday, Hef!

87 years young today. I`m sure there`s a hell of a party at the mansion today.

Best Rock/Metal album cover?

I have to go with this:


I'm da bes'

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