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The pink Orchid Mantis

tcr! · Feb 2, 2015 at 2:33 pm

Orchid mantis’ astonishing camouflage isn’t especially orchid-like

We have known about orchid mantises for more than 100 years. Famous naturalists such as Alfred Russell Wallace have speculated about their extraordinary appearance. Eschewing the drab green or brown of most mantises, the orchid mantis is resplendent in white and pink. The upper parts of its legs are greatly flattened and are heart-shaped, looking uncannily like petals. On a leaf it would be highly conspicuous—but when sitting on a flower, it is extremely hard to see. In photos, the mantis is often shown in or next to a flower, challenging the reader to spot it.

Generally we get two or three in the yard over the summer but none as pretty as this.

#naturerocks #videos

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Feb 2nd, 2015 at 1:30:34 pm

tcr! · Feb 2, 2015 at 1:30 pm

I really need to fix the RSS feeds bug that makes the current feed show as new articles all over again at the turn of the month. 😞

#devhell #tcr

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Seinfeld Wars

tcr! · Feb 2, 2015 at 7:47 am

Seinfeld Wars

Seinfeld Wars

“Seinfeld Wars” by Julie Bell via Steve Woolf & The Hollywood Reporter

I would think that I’d love this but for some reason it makes me uncomfortable.

#starwars #seinfeld

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Feb 2, 2015 at 8:06 am

i won’t go all the way to uncomfortable but it’s missing something or more likely has too much of a feel in the wrong direction

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tcr! tcr! · Feb 2, 2015 at 3:59 pm

It seems to me that Jerry’s got this little pelvic thrust going on. And in my mind Jerry should never a pelvic anything. And then Kramer has this little neck crook. And every time I look at it, he twitches like an insect that’s about ready to eat my eye lashes.

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tcr! tcr! · Feb 2, 2015 at 4:05 pm

George definitely looks like he’s giving thumbs-up because he just went potty #2 and even though he just pooped in R2 and shut the lid, I’m all like “whatever” in my mind because Newman’s up there and he’s just smiling at me and all my emotional confusion and torment.

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Super Bowl coverage will resume shortly

tcr! · Feb 1, 2015 at 5:44 pm

super bowl coverage will resume shortly

I guess the NBC website took their ball and went home. :-(

#tv #internets #football

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Feb 1st, 2015 at 12:40:27 pm

tcr! · Feb 1, 2015 at 12:40 pm

Of all the stars I count as lucky, one I’m particularly fond of is the “not expecting or needing or wanting anything from anybody” in that neurotic fucked kinda way. I’m not crying because I didn’t get a call, a look, a “like”, a whatever.

That’s not to say that I’m not disappointed with people sometimes but overall my happiness, my well-being is not tied to you. Soul independence, it’s a beautiful, liberating kinda thing.

I just want to enjoy the company of my fellow humans, bond with the kindred spirits, cherish whatever time I have with you in the cosmic here and now.

#advancedsoul

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Feb 2, 2015 at 2:50 am

i know what you mean but only by glimpses. i can talk and/or fake a good game but the truth is that i get my feelings hurt plenty by people that i expect “more” from. more than they’re capable of sometimes, but also more than they’re willing to give. be it a call or a look or like.

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tcr! tcr! · Feb 2, 2015 at 7:42 am

Yep, I’m not able to run this mentality at 100% but overall I do pretty well. Much of it spurred by just not caring. It’s winter outside and I bundle up. Sometimes it’s winter inside and I bundle up there as well.

I stumbled upon this last night this Swanson quote last night. :-)

no emotional sweating

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Feb 2, 2015 at 8:07 am

i don’t recognize Swanson and I feel like i should.

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tcr! tcr! · Feb 2, 2015 at 8:15 am

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Swanson

I have little interest in hunting, meat, and/or whiskey but I do enjoy his simplistic and straight forward demeanor. I think to truly grasp his greatness, one needs to follow his character throughout the whole series.

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“It’s snowing” photo for 2015

tcr! · Feb 1, 2015 at 9:47 am

its snowing photo for 2015

#photos #winter #weather

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sgc — Jan 31st, 2015 at 8:04:55 pm

tcr! · Jan 31, 2015 at 8:04 pm

Moon was great. X 4 bed. Have night ritual i spose-try 2 keep it freestyle but certain absolutes: sugar check, insulin, journal n one form or another, random prayer with stillness, random reading from random book-open it up read b still then nice relax CD, i like 2nites so sharing of read sometimes factors n: We r travelers on a cosmic journey-stardust swirling & dancing n the eddies & whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. But expressions of life r ephemeral, momentary, transient. Guatama Buddha one said-This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds. 2 watch birth & death of beings is like looking @ the movements of a dance. A lifetime is like a flash of lightning in the sky-rushing by like a torrent down a steep mountain…

#messaging #sgc

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Feb 2, 2015 at 2:54 am

word up from the phatness that was siddhartha

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Feb 2, 2015 at 2:54 am

was/is, in keeping with the faith

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sgc — Jan 31st, 2015 at 5:11:02 pm

tcr! · Jan 31, 2015 at 5:11 pm

Just watched Daniel Craig as Bond n Casino Royale again-Chris Cornel sing theme 2 it-pretty good but not like White & Keys theme 4 Quantum of Solace-what i do like @ end of this one it play original bond song @ end with that double pick surfer guitar-dandy. Gonna watch MOON now. Friend @ library said it bizzare & weird so I’d probly like it :-D

#messaging #sgc #movies

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Riffing on a Saturday afternoon

tcr! · Jan 31, 2015 at 2:40 pm

I wish I could monetize this crap I make up. :-D

Video file: riffing on a saturday afternoon - MP4

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tism tism · Jan 31, 2015 at 8:49 pm

Nice. I saw it on FB.

Getting “No video with supported MIME type found” error here.

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tcr! tcr! · Feb 1, 2015 at 8:01 am

That might be Firefox not liking H.264 videos. :-(

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Feb 2, 2015 at 2:57 am

nice.

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Peeps, here’s your podcast for today — “Doctors, Prom, and Ellen”

tcr! · Jan 30, 2015 at 2:52 pm

Doctors, Prom, and Ellen

Doctors, Prom, and Ellen

A high schooler encounters racism when he tries to go to prom, a young woman is afraid to tell her grandmother that she is gay, an English woman has to answer a tough question on her US citizenship test, and a doctor must make a life and death decision for his mother.

I’ve only listened to the first story, “A high schooler encounters racism when he tries to go to prom” … and when he’s talks about going home and playing Mario Kart, wow, I can so relate.

PS— The Moth is one my favorite #podcasts ever.

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Feb 2, 2015 at 3:02 am

i listened to the one about rejection and the discussion of forgiveness for same. i can relate. i also listened to the british woman. funny.

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