Also happens to be my favorite (mind you, the score was heavily edited to go from 30+ minutes as written to the 6 minutes the wax could hold)
Oh sure, Leonardo painted some nice stuff, and that Michelangelo fellow as well I suppose.
But seriously, can they hold a candle to this?
Hanging near the top of a dark, stone staircase in Rosenborg Castle one sees this painting by an unknown artist.
It is pure magic.
It is pure joy.
It makes me laugh like a nut.
…he’s saving the planet.
You never knew he was so conscientiously Gaia-friendly, did you?
How a Billion Oysters Are Set to Change New York’s Harbor
The Billion Oyster Project is restoring the harbor, once oyster at a time
New Yorkers eat up to half a million oysters in local restaurants every week. However, what most people probably don’t know is that after they’ve shucked and guzzled, those empty oyster shells go on to help the city.
Not only did oysters used to be the native keystone species of New York Harbor, but they also act as water filterers, provide habitat for other marine species and attenuate wave energy. Enter the Billion Oyster Project (BOP), the ever-expanding operation that is spearheading the race to reinstate oysters and reefs to the city’s harbor.
Formally established in 2014, BOP is a non-profit ecosystem restoration and education project that endeavors to restore one billion live oysters to New York Harbor by 2030. By securing would-be discarded oyster shells from top regional restaurants, curing and preparing them for reuse to grow new oysters—up to 20 per saved shell—to build habitat, the aim is to improve the quality of both the Harbor and the city.
and a loving tribute to his dad
Actually, if you took a picture of him right now he’d look exactly the same, the bastard.
Minus the onesie, I hope.
ths update: I’ll add a “GREATEST HITS” medley. WUBS you, little bruzzer.
And ALL THIS happened before NOON on JUST THE FIRST DAY
— David Freddoso (@freddoso) July 25, 2016
— Corey Lazar (@CoreyLazarWINK) July 25, 2016
— SFist (@SFist) July 25, 2016
— Marc Thiessen (@marcthiessen) July 25, 2016
tfw when u realize u have created a monster u can no longer control pic.twitter.com/XnpX8k9oV2
— David Mack (@davidmackau) July 25, 2016
Do you remember what happened today many…MOONS ago?
The EAGLE FRICKIN’ LANDED
And the crowds went WILD!
How about a little song to savor the moment.
Let’s pause just for a second and revel in pure, unadulterated CONQUEST like it USED to be, when we could be PROUD of being the BEST at GOD DAMNED EVERYTHING…before the day goes to shit again, shall we?
Honestly if I had written that and someone stole it I would never call them out; I’d be too embarrassed to be associated with such banal pablum.
Happy Fourth of July, my fellow Americans!
…what everyone’s cooking for the Fourth.
I’ve got Chilton County peaches with blueberries crumble top pie in the oven right now and major dad is smoking ribs. Pictures shortly.
Hot dogs tomorrow.
What’re YOU guys doing? If you’ve got pictures, email me. I’ll put ’em up.
…of the Democratic
temper tantrum sit-in fundraiser on the floor of Congress last night.
“Standing up” for your principles sure doesn’t look like it used to.
Most adorable bay boy, EH-VAH.
We love YOU the MOSTEST in the WHOLE, WIDE WORLD!
This halibut is good enough for Jehovah
The owners of the most prominent vegan restaurant chain in Los Angeles were found to be raising and “harvesting” animals at their Northern California farm. Now Hollywood’s vegan community is angry, and death threats have been made. “People have taken up the mob mentality,” says Cafe Gratitude owner Matthew Engelhart.
L.A.’s vegan vortex has angrily turned on the most prominent vegan restaurant group in town this week as word has spread that its owners are not just eating meat but raising and slaughtering animals at the working farm where they live in Northern California.
…The trouble began last week when animal rights activists discovered and then widely circulated a 14-month-old blog post written by Terces on the Engelharts’ Be Love Farm website, which mixed an announcement of their transition back into a meat diet again after nearly 40 years of vegetarianism (they had been vegan since 2003) with posted pictures of strained beef broth and a freezer full of pastured beef from their own dairy cows. Matthew tells THR they have kept chickens on the farm for seven years “for eggs only,” along with the cows for five years for milk, cheese and butter that’s for sale. (He claims they’ve “harvested,” or slaughtered, several cows in total and never sold the meat, only shared it with “our friends, neighbors and community.”)
The news has come as a shock to many vegans, who have been regular customers of the restaurants and claim the Engelharts have built their brand on not just serving vegan food but clearly wrapping themselves in the righteousness of the vegan cause — which they argue has now been undermined. “The reason we’re so upset is that veganism is a belief system,” says Carrie Christianson, who started the Facebook boycott group. “You are patronizing a restaurant that you think has that philosophy, and it turns out it doesn’t. Vegans should know that this restaurant has a farm that slaughters animals.”
A 2,400 year-old mosaic featuring a wine-drinking skeleton and the ancient equivalent of a self-help message has been uncovered in Turkey.
Reclining on a cushion, the skeleton holds a wine cup in one hand while bread and an amphora of wine sit close to hand. Above it, in Greek, is written the phrase, “be cheerful, enjoy your life”.
The mosaic was found in the Turkish province of Hatay near the Syrian border and was part of a richly-decorated floor of what was most likely a wealthy family’s dining room.
…Lind recently looked up from her work to see an elderly couple walking through the studio door.
“And she’s like, ‘I’m Carol and this is Arne and it is on his bucket list to take tap dance lessons.’”
…as soon as TBS flashed that helpful graphic
Tony Bennet has never lost a game when leading by 10 or more points at halftime (68-0)
Alabama’s cadaverous looking governor, Robert Bentley, is in a bit of a pickle lately, thanks to some unwholesome remarks he made, released by a fired law enforcement cabinet officer in a tape yesterday, which was actually just the tip of the iceberg. Now, when he was running for re-election, there’d been some…speculation about why the dignified MRS. Bentley had suddenly moved out of the Governor’s home prior to the election and her lips were TIGHTLY sealed.
Thankfully, AL.com has just posted a pretty hilarious “apology” attempt…
Political Satire: Outtakes from Gov. Bentley’s apology
Everything sounds like a double entendre today! Thanks, Gov. Bentley. And thanks to Slow News Day, for this political satire video
Posted by al.com on Tharrrsdy, Marrrch 24, 2016