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In other news: Blinkenlights

tcr! · Feb 17, 2014 at 5:36 pm

frostburg blinkenlights

Blinkenlights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Blinkenlights is a hacker’s neologism for diagnostic lights on old mainframe computers, minicomputers, many early microcomputers, and modern network hardware.

I have none when my MacBook Air is open. ~sniff.

#geekystuff

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tism tism · Feb 18, 2014 at 2:10 pm

Why do I immediately think of Lucifer from the original Battlestar Galactica?

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Anti-Gay Marriage and Indiana Jones

tcr! · Feb 16, 2014 at 6:40 pm

Indiana Jones - original Raiders

I was listening to a WBEZ spot on the anti-gay marriage stance the state of Indiana is taking. My brain tuned out in less than a minute, our 19th state obviously has moral and equal rights issues.

The interesting part — as I was puttering around the kitchen, every time they said “Indiana” my ears would perk up…

“Indiana Jones? Did they just say Indiana Jones?”

#indianajones #LGBT

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New disturbing farm people

tcr! · Feb 16, 2014 at 5:05 pm

new disturbing farm people

#crafts #photos

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tcr! tcr! · Feb 16, 2014 at 5:13 pm

General observations:

1. the back row women are taller than the men
2. the states-man is holding a pony leg in his right hand
3. the hoe-master is not wearing shoes but tucks in shirt
4. the urine-maid is an albino or a ghost

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Glass record album cutting board

tcr! · Feb 15, 2014 at 12:34 pm

glass record album cutting board

A present for yesterday’s 2/14.

#photos

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tism tism · Feb 15, 2014 at 11:07 pm

Sweet! …and on the Tomato label too.

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keamoose keamoose · Feb 16, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Is there a carrot on the B-side?

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tcr! tcr! · Feb 16, 2014 at 3:25 pm

The B-side only has rubber feet.

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Feb 14th, 2014 at 2:10:05 pm

tcr! · Feb 14, 2014 at 2:10 pm

Some days I’m all about giving people the benefit of the doubt.

Other days I’m all…

four jaws the shark

#confessional #jaws

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In “I’m tired of working” news, this..

tcr! · Feb 13, 2014 at 2:24 pm

water queen riding a sea horse takes on a submarine

“Water Queen Riding a Sea Horse takes on a Submarine”
#comics

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keamoose keamoose · Feb 13, 2014 at 2:51 pm

"A weird and deadly crew". Weird first, deadly second. Priorities.
I've never really gotten into reading comic books, but I love the art style.

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tcr! tcr! · Feb 14, 2014 at 2:29 pm

There's always this .. http://windycitypulpandpaper.com/ .. ;-)

The downside is that this year they're featuring cowboys.

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keamoose keamoose · Feb 15, 2014 at 11:27 pm

That sounds pretty cool. Maybe next year, when it's not all cowboys… :)

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“it’s just plain fun for the cat”

tcr! · Feb 11, 2014 at 1:10 pm

inessential.com: The Point of View of the Mouse

When I want to scare myself, I look at my cat and imagine being a mouse.

#cats

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Feb 13, 2014 at 12:21 am

The Tyger
BY WILLIAM BLAKE

Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies.
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand, dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder, & what art,
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand? & what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain,
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what dread grasp,
Dare its deadly terrors clasp!

When the stars threw down their spears
And water'd heaven with their tears:
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?

Tyger Tyger burning bright,
In the forests of the night:
What immortal hand or eye,
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Feb 13, 2014 at 12:25 am

Bungle in the Jungle by Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull

(methinks Ian cribbed a few lines of Blake)

"Bungle In The Jungle"

Walking through forests of palm tree apartments —-
scoff at the monkeys who live in their dark tents
down by the waterhole —- drunk every Friday —-
eating their nuts —- saving their raisins for Sunday.
Lions and tigers who wait in the shadows —-
they're fast but they're lazy, and sleep in green meadows.

Let's bungle in the jungle —- well, that's all right by me.
I'm a tiger when I want love,
but I'm a snake if we disagree.

Just say a word and the boys will be right there:
with claws at your back to send a chill through the night air.
Is it so frightening to have me at your shoulder?
Thunder and lightning couldn't be bolder.
I'll write on your tombstone, “I thank you for dinner.''
This game that we animals play is a winner.

Let's bungle in the jungle —- well, that's all right by me.
I'm a tiger when I want love,
but I'm a snake if we disagree.

The rivers are full of crocodile nasties
and He who made kittens put snakes in the grass.
He's a lover of life but a player of pawns —-
yes, the King on His sunset lies waiting for dawn
to light up His Jungle
as play is resumed.
The monkeys seem willing to strike up the tune.

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Feb 13, 2014 at 12:26 am

suffice to say that god in her infinite jest will sort 'em out

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Trusting People Makes Your Brain Feel Good

tcr! · Feb 10, 2014 at 11:57 pm

What Makes Our Brains Feel Trust?

What Makes Our Brains Feel Trust?

Trust is part of your brain’s default setting, but the feeling may not be as noble as your teachers made it out to be. Neuroscience has an explanation that relies on a lot of fascinating biochemistry.

I’ve often thought that I’m eager to trust people because it lights up a certain part of my brain. Now we have medical proof, Dr. Lecter.

#science

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Feb 10th, 2014 at 6:40:25 pm

tcr! · Feb 10, 2014 at 6:40 pm

When I’m about to fall asleep, my subconscious starts talking to me, starts showing me imagery overlaid in transparency atop my conscious mind.

Example: last night I was thinking about the pink kitchen and that I was glad that project was winding down. Just thinking about the new shelves I put up and imaging them in my head, not concentrating hard, more of a relaxed review.

Then I heard a voice say in absolute seriousness, “Your highness, how will we get the horses up the mountain?” The images of the shelves soon were overtaken with a view pointed up, pointed toward two men on horseback, on a forested hill — close enough for me to see their facial expressions, far enough away that the horses filled the frame. It was like a scene from a movie, I was only watching, not participating.

I didn’t see the highness and the scene ended as abruptly as it began. My conscious mind pulled me back to complete and total reality and I started to think about how powerful our subconscious minds really are.

The men from the mini-dream were from the Holy Grail, the two in the picture but the Black Knight had all his limbs.

monty python holy grail black knight

Same setting and everything but a little more green. I hadn’t thought about this movie in years, hadn’t thought about royalty or knights or horses for maybe over a month. I have no idea where this pocket of data came from in me, or why it bubbled to the surface last night.

Dreams are a mystery surrounded in shrubbery.

#confessional

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1900s Tech in a Pink Kitchen

tcr! · Feb 10, 2014 at 5:27 pm

We repainted our kitchen pink but I’m not sure what to do with this 1900s tech.

1900s phone tech

I wanted to leave it as-is but was over-ruled.

#photos #homeimprovement

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