I know there is a trash thread, but that's too passive for me.
We need a way to counter act the daily "bash Obama/Democrats," the "life is shit," and the "concise phrasing of each word is more important than the context" types of posts without kicking them or adding to their endless/pointless arguments.
Anyway, thanks for listening and keep up the good work.
From Brian McFadden:
Douchebag Awareness Month." - Frank Conniff on Twitter
TV's Frank is on a roll again.
National Rifle Association. - Frank Conniff
"Lincoln City, Oregon, wanted a sculpture for its park on Devils Lake, something fun for a place popular with children. Heidi Erickson won the commission and began to work and work and work. By the time she was finished in August 2012 her two-ton sculpture stood 13 feet tall and 18 feet long four or five times bigger than Lincoln City had envisioned, according to Sandy Pfaff, director of the towns Convention and Visitor Bureau. And it was a dragon.
The unexpectedly big dragon at Devils Lake gave Lincoln City an unexpected problem. Devils Lake had been given its name for a reason. According to legend, the lake was (and perhaps still is) the home of a terrifying monster, known for dragging native fishermen to their doom.
The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, who carry some clout in Lincoln City, do not like the legend, according to Sandy. They feel that the tale could be misinterpreted as history, a metaphor for local savages performing human sacrifice, which the Confederated Tribes did not do.
And then Heidi Erickson unveiled her in-your-face dragon at Devils Lake."
Rest of the story and pics at:
Believe it or not, reasonable people worked things out to everyone's satisfaction.
From Brian McFadden's "Big Fat Whale"
My son has been applying for scholarships lately and gets a lot of scholarship spam. This one came from Koch-funded group called the "Bill of Rights Institute."
"- Win up to $10,000 in The Fountainhead Essay Contest! All you need to do is read The Fountainhead and write 800 - 1600 words on one of three topics."
Folks that don't get art or fashion will really scratch there heads over this art exhibition
Lilicoptère is Lisbon-based artist Joana Vasconcelos interesting interpretation of what Marie Antoinette would ride in if she was alive today. Using Bell 47 helicopter as base, Vasconcelos lavishly decorated it with ostrich feathers and thousands of rhinestones (Swarovski crystals, gold leaf, industrial coating, dyed leather upholstery embossed with fine gold, Arraiolos rugs, walnut wood, wood grain painting, passementerie)."
More pics at
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