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@AP: BREAKING: 'To Kill A Mockingbird' author Harper Lee to publish second novel this summer.

'To Kill A Mockingbird' author Harper Lee to publish second novel this summer.

Looking for more confirmation.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Feb 3, 2015, 10:32 AM (37 replies)

Check out this great golden retriever:

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Feb 3, 2015, 10:13 AM (3 replies)

Twin girls grooving in their high chairs as Dad plays the guitar:

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sun Feb 1, 2015, 12:40 PM (17 replies)

NY Giants FB fans. Sad news:

Ann Mara, matriarch of the #Giants, passed away early today. READ: http://t.co/bSJjmdCpyg http://t.co/CjpA1BOkEc

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sun Feb 1, 2015, 09:23 AM (0 replies)

BREAKING: Jailed al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste being deported to Australia from Egypt

Jailed al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste being deported from Egypt, state news agency and police say

Thank gawd!
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sun Feb 1, 2015, 09:17 AM (2 replies)

A little girl becomes Cinderella at Disneyworld. It's a story with a twist at the end though.

Our hotel room seemed to radiate with pink glitter. The Disney World staff knew it was my daughterís fifth birthday and that she loves everything princess, so they filled our room with princess galore. There was a Rapunzel balloon and a Little Mermaid coloring book and a Cinderella Barbie doll ó as if Cinderella could get any skinnier. On the bed was a piece of paper announcing that the next day, my daughter Willa had an appointment at something called The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Beyond that was a giant pile of sugary confections, like a hyped-up mountain surveying the scene. I reached over and bit off the head of a chocolate Mickey.

I have been a tomboy all my life. When I played with dolls they were usually being sacrificed in some sort of erupting volcano-like mud hole in my backyard or running for their lives from monsters who had taken over my Tonka truck. I know I had some dresses. Iíve seen pictures of me wearing them, around the same age as my daughter. But I look stiff and decorated, more like a tree at Christmastime than a girl in a dress. It just wasnít my thing.

It is, however, very much my daughterís thing. I donít know how it is that in the modern era, I still canít get decent reception on my cellphone but somehow traditional gender norms are silently communicated and crystal clear. My partner and I certainly didnít teach our daughter to like pink and ruffles and such. And I canít fathom some genetic or biological nodule that predisposes my girl to like dolls while little boys like trucks. Baloney. But somehow, even in the midst of our hyper-liberal and hyper-diverse neighborhood with girls and boys of all kinds on display every day, it happened. Did I do something wrong? Is feminism mysteriously skipping a generation? Meanwhile, I have to bribe her to wear jeans.

People say itís a phase and not to resist it or else Willa will just dig in longer. Which is how we found ourselves, in Disney World, at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. We wait in a large room near the foot of Cinderellaís Castle with a dozen other 5- and 6- and 7-year-olds and a frightening number of even younger girls. And one boy, a little Y chromosome ray of light amid the depressing clouds of gender stereotyping hovering in my conscience.

You go Cinderella!
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Jan 30, 2015, 01:58 PM (2 replies)

Look at this beautiful picture taken in China:

Photographer Heng-Yao Bai scaled great heights to capture fog above Nantou, China"

I now know where fairies and other twee creatures live.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Thu Jan 29, 2015, 08:14 AM (8 replies)

Dismembered human body parts in suitcase, on streets in San Francisco

Dismembered human body parts were found Wednesday in a suitcase and scattered around a three-block radius in downtown San Francisco, police said.

Police responded about 4:15 p.m. to reports of a suspicious package on 11th Street between Market and Mission streets, said Officer Grace Gatpandan.

After opening the suitcase, officers found the body parts. On-scene staff from the San Francisco Medical Examiner's office confirmed that the remains were those of a human, Gatpandan said.

As investigators searched the city's South of Market neighborhood, human remains were found at three locations within a three block radius.

"There was one crime scene -- it was just very large," Gatpandan said.

Police could not confirm that all of the body parts belonged to one person.

Investigators have identified and are actively searching for a suspect wanted in connection with the dismembered body, but declined to release further details.

Alrighty then...

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Thu Jan 29, 2015, 03:52 AM (12 replies)

RIP the crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger

29 years ago...seems like yesterday...
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Wed Jan 28, 2015, 08:45 AM (38 replies)

Libertarian Snowplow


Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Jan 27, 2015, 09:06 AM (26 replies)
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