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Hornet getting a little sun on the yellow lilies

tcr! · Jun 16, 2015 at 9:18 am

Bee getting some sun on the yellow lilies

“Good morning, peeps!” says the bee hornet getting a little sun on the yellow lilies.

#photos #flowers #forsale

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Meanwhile, smelly poo

tcr! · Jun 15, 2015 at 8:34 pm

An Airline Passenger Took A Crap So Foul They Had To Land The Plane

An Airline Passenger Took A Crap So Foul They Had To Land The Plane

Having to use an airplane bathroom is indignity enough. Can you imagine what it would do to your self-esteem if your after-stench actually grounded an entire flight full of travelers.

#travelnews

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jun 18, 2015 at 9:22 am

i’ve really grown up. matured. this was literally was a goal for some buddies and myself. we wanted to be able to stink something up so bad people puked. we concocted special meals, almost all of it bean-based, in order to further our cause. anyone out here on tcr! want to guess how old i was? your first 2 guesses don’t count.

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keamoose keamoose · Jun 19, 2015 at 8:28 am

35?

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Too much rain

tcr! · Jun 15, 2015 at 6:52 pm

Too much rain

That body of water beyond our backyard generally doesn’t exist.

#photos #weather

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jun 17, 2015 at 6:32 am

Living or owning property in Iowa in ‘93 and ‘08 taught me things happen. I know I am correct about ‘93 but I may be a year or 2 or off considering ‘08.

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tcr! tcr! · Jun 17, 2015 at 9:15 am

Here’s another photo from that same day. I walked a bit closer to the “lake” and it was a regular cold, bubbling spring.

Funny how, when the retention pond fills up, a crowd will soon gather and go swimming.

Too much rain 2

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keamoose keamoose · Jun 17, 2015 at 3:10 pm

As a municipal engineer, I’m gonna say that swimming in the retention pond is NOT recommended. :P

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tcr! tcr! · Jun 19, 2015 at 6:43 am

Not recommended from which standpoint?

I’m not trying to be jerky, I’m just completely dumb about such things.

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keamoose keamoose · Jun 19, 2015 at 8:22 am

No worries :)

Those ponds perform two functions. First, when you pave an area, water runs off faster and doesn’t soak in. The pond catches the water and releases it slowly so that you don’t have a huge shock to the river. The pond will tend to be subject to sudden changes in water level, which can be dangerous.

Second, as water runs through the streets and storm drains, it picks up all sorts of pollutants, like oil, dog crap, dissolved metals (lead, mercury, etc), bacteria and viruses (such as E.coli and others) and other industrial chemicals and whatnot. The pond is designed to trap these things so that they don’t reach the river. So basically the pond is a stew of things you don’t want on your skin.

Additionally, there is some risk of cross-contamination from the sanitary sewer system (that’s the toilet waste one). And finally, any water body designated for swimming within a city is monitored for bacteria, etc and signs are posted to close the beach if it’s unsafe. Retention ponds are not monitored, so you don’t know if there are dangerous levels of bacteria or algae growth or any of the other stuff water picks up in the streets.

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tcr! tcr! · Jun 19, 2015 at 8:56 am

Wonderful writeup! Thankies. And you’re totally right about the sudden changes in water level. I’ve seen it fill to the brim (maybe more than 9’ deep?) in a matter of minutes.

I hadn’t considered the dissolved metals and other fine ingredients aspect.

Let the record show that I have only been in the retention pond once after heavy rains.

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Jun 15th, 2015 at 4:35:06 pm

tcr! · Jun 15, 2015 at 4:35 pm

Maggie from the other room, playing her video game:

MASTER KILLER IS HERE.

#gaming #maggie

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tcr! tcr! · Jun 15, 2015 at 4:37 pm

Moments later: I only have 30 lives!

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jun 17, 2015 at 6:33 am

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tcr! tcr! · Jun 17, 2015 at 9:52 am

Mad Max were/are such feel good movies.

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tcr! tcr! · Jun 17, 2015 at 9:52 am

Like a warm piece of dusty meatloaf.

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Burning Inside by Ministry

tcr! · Jun 15, 2015 at 3:20 pm

Peeps, here’s your jam for this dreary Monday.

will these dreams still follow me
out of dark obscurity?
can’t you see it up in the sky
as it kicks you in the face and sucks you dry
you never had the answers
and now you tell me the facts of life
I really couldn’t be bothered with you
get out of my face and watch me die
burning inside! burning inside!

absolution and a frozen room
are the dreams of men below
I try to grab it but the touch is hot
the mirror collapses, but the image came not
i’m scared of the darkness in the light
I scare myself because I know i’m right
I see the evil in your savage eye
as it cuts right through the sky
burning inside! burning inside!

calling a mantra with a blade in the skin
for the demons within
I feel the pain is the death and decay
but the lesson never fades away
too little shadows, turn away
you throw the man through the window pane
another slave and a victim of fate
another lesson in hate
burning inside! burning inside!

#musicvideos #lyrics #ministry

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tcr! tcr! · Jun 15, 2015 at 3:41 pm

I do love the hell outta these boys.

Ministry album listing in iTunes

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Creep - Vintage Postmodern Jukebox Radiohead Cover ft. Haley Reinhart

tcr! · Jun 15, 2015 at 2:12 pm

This is pretty badass.

#musicvideos #awesomeness

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jun 18, 2015 at 7:57 am

Pretty Badass.

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jun 18, 2015 at 9:26 am

elo says this should be my official song.

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Jun 15th, 2015 at 12:18:31 pm

tcr! · Jun 15, 2015 at 12:18 pm

Rain drops or tentacle suckers

Rain drops like these always remind me of tentacle suckers.

#IAMNOTWEIRD

#photos #tentacles

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That’s how they do in Arizona

tcr! · Jun 15, 2015 at 10:26 am

New Law Determines Bullets No Longer Responsibility Of Owner Once Fired From Gun

New Law Determines Bullets No Longer Responsibility Of Owner Once Fired From Gun

PHOENIX—In an attempt to clarify the rights and obligations of those possessing firearms, the Arizona State Legislature approved a new law Wednesday declaring that a gun owner ceases to be responsible for a bullet once it has been fired from a weapon. “It simply makes no sense to hold people accountable for a round of ammunition that is no longer inside their gun, and this legislation clears this up once and for all,” said bill co-sponsor Sen. Steve Smith (R-Maricopa), observing that no one can reasonably expect an individual to exert control over a bullet or a bullet’s ultimate whereabouts once it has exited a gun’s barrel.

#legal #guns #funnies

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keamoose keamoose · Jun 15, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Somewhere, somebody is using that article as reference material to draft a real bill.

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tcr! tcr! · Jun 15, 2015 at 3:36 pm

It wouldn’t surprise me if the Onion found it out in the trash behind the Arizona State Capitol building in Phoenix.

PS- They got me. I thought it was real when I first saw the headline on another site.

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keamoose keamoose · Jun 15, 2015 at 3:42 pm

It seemed really, really plausible, especially given some of the ones that ARE real.

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tcr! tcr! · Jun 16, 2015 at 9:08 am

This is another good one…

http://newsthump.com/2012/05/10/north-carolina-votes-to-maintain-sanctity-of-cousins-marrying/

Especially…

“Of course, I chose to ignore the bit in Timothy 2:12 which says ‘no woman should have permission to teach’, as I would have had to stay home otherwise.”

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jun 18, 2015 at 9:27 am

this shit never (always) surprises me. the onion is never far from the truth.

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tcr! tcr! · Jun 19, 2015 at 6:57 am

Totally never far…and that’s what makes the bait so convincing. And you just know that most Arizonies would pass some shit like this given the chance.

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These clouds last night were pretty spectacular

tcr! · Jun 15, 2015 at 9:10 am

Spectacular clouds

#photos #naturerocks

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Will the real Dr. Lecter please stand up?

tcr! · Jun 15, 2015 at 7:00 am

My Girlfriend and I Found the Real Hannibal Lecter for Thomas Harris

My Girlfriend and I Found the Real Hannibal Lecter for Thomas Harris

Last week horror fans discovered that one of the genre’s most notorious villains, Thomas Harris’s Hannibal Lecter, was based on a real doctor imprisoned in Mexico, whom the author met while visiting the prison as a young man to interview another inmate named Dykes Askew Simmons. Last spring, through my editor, I received a message from Harris, who wanted me to find and identify someone who had been a prisoner in the Nuevo Leon State Prison during the 50s and 60s. For a few moments I thought I’d wind up sustaining an epistolary exchange with Harris like Hannibal held with some of his patients. As I read the note, however, it became clear that I was only needed as a sort of hired detective. His note read [sic]:

I need information about a medical doctor, known in the press as “The Werewolf of Nuevo Leon,” who was a prisoner in the Nuevo Leon State Prison in the late 1950’s and the l960s. I do not know his name. The doctor was convicted of killing hitchhikers in Nuevo Leon, dismembering them and throwing them piecemeal out of his car at night. The doctor saved the life of another prisoner, Dykes Askew Simmons, in the prison when Simmons was shot by prison guards while trying to escape. The doctor also treated poor people for free while he was a prisoner, and had a medical office inside the prison.

Simmons was a Texan convicted in Nuevo Leon in March, 1961, of murdering three young members of the Perez Villagomez family in October, l959. He was sentenced to death, a sentence later commuted to 30 years. He was in the Nuevo Leon State Prison from 1961 until his escape in 1969. The case of Simmons, and probably the case of the doctor, were covered by the newspapers El Norte de Nuevo Leon and El Sol de Nuevo Leon. Two of the El Norte reporters who wrote about Simmons were Ricardo Bartres and Esteban Ardines.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Good read on investigative journalism. I’d totally take these kind of assignments.

Spoiler: his name was Alfredo Ballí Treviño.

#meanwhile #doctorlecter

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jun 15, 2015 at 9:51 am

Dr. Lecter was not a villian. He was the hero of those stories. I’ve read each and saw all incarnations of the movies.
Dr. Lecter was performing a community service when he committed what so many call his “crimes”.
:)
I’ve never understood people who place this kind of story under “horror”. I don’t think I’m splitting hairs when I say that thriller is more accurate. I’m sensitive about the good Dr., who is one of my favorite characters in literature. I place him alongside Atticus Finch, and real life hero Jonas Salk.
Take an afternoon and read some Jim Thompson, and the world will make more sense.

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