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BugFest 2018 photos

tcr! · Jul 20, 2018 at 2:59 pm

I didn’t get around to posting these last month when Sara and I went but here you go.

Pack up your Volkswagen, load up the family and join us at Pheasant Run Resort for “BUGFEST 2018

Here’s a local VW club if you’re into that kinda thing: Northeast Illinois Volkswagen Association

📸 View gallery →

#photos #photogallery #vw

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Dr. Malcolm in London, semi-nude of course

tcr! · Jul 20, 2018 at 11:22 am

Giant semi-nude Jeff Goldblum statue appears in London

Giant semi-nude Jeff Goldblum statue appears in London

(CNN) — Twenty-five years ago, “Jurassic Park” brought velociraptors to a new generation — and broke a few box office records in the meantime.

It also had the unlikely benefit of turning Jeff Goldblum, who played Dr. Ian Malcolm in the film, into a sex symbol.

Now, to commemorate both of those events, a 25-foot, 330-pound statue of Goldblum in character as Dr. Malcolm — more specifically, as a reclining, open-shirted Dr. Malcolm — has appeared in London next to the famous Tower Bridge.

The statue will be on display through July 26, giving Jeff-loving Instagrammers plenty of time to visit when they travel there.

If only I were in London.

#jeffgoldblum #jurrasicpark #artnews

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popvinylmj · Jul 20, 2018 at 12:06 pm

That’s so weird! I was just sitting there last week and Jeff was not there.

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Is Jen Kerns misrepresenting Trump?

tcr! · Jul 19, 2018 at 12:31 pm

President Trump is tougher on Russia in 18 months than Obama in eight years

President Trump is tougher on Russia in 18 months than Obama in eight years (thehill.com)

Obama’s lackluster track record with Russia is in stark contrast to what the Trump administration has already done in its first 18 months.

One really has to be careful with headlines like this as it’s implying that Trump is leading the charge on the items listed and linked to in thehill.com article. That’s not often the case. Not really the case at all in the first five pro-Trump links.


5th paragraph in thehill.com article:

Just last April, the Trump administration imposed new sanctions (cnn.com) on Russia…

The Treasury Department announced this and held the press conference. Trump is only mentioned directly a couple of times, once in a White House press release (not the press conference) and then also:

Trump has continued to press for good relations with Russia, Congress and the rest of the administrations have pursued efforts to punish the Kremlin.


8th paragraph in thehill.com article:

During his first month in office in January 2017, President Trump upheld strict sanctions (cbsnews.com) to punish Russia for its unlawful 2014 annexation of Crimea

Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was speaking to the UN Security Council here. Trump is mentioned little in the cbsnews.com article. The only Trump/Jan 2017 quote I saw:

In January before his swearing in to the White House, Mr. Trump suggested that he would also be open to lifting the sanctions imposed on Russia over Ukraine in exchange for a nuclear arms reduction agreement.


10th paragraph in thehill.com article:

In August 2017, Trump signed a bill (cnbc.com) slapping even more sanctions on Russia — this time specifically aimed at the country’s energy and defense industries.

This cnbc.com article doesn’t come across as Trump slapping anybody. From the first few paragraphs, emphasis mine:

President Donald Trump signed the newest Russia sanctions bill into law on Wednesday despite what he called “problems” with the measure.

Trump and his secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, had expressed concerns about the sanctions’ possible effects on U.S. relations with Russia. The administration has pushed to improve relations with Moscow…

Sounds like he begrudgingly signed it to me. Definitely not slapping anybody in there.


11th paragraph in thehill.com article:

In fact it was Trump — not Obama — who ordered the closure (nytimes.com) of Russian diplomatic properties…

Again, the nytimes.com article barely mentions Trump specifically, only the State Department. When it does mention Trump it doesn’t say that he ‘ordered’ anything but instead that:

President Trump has kept his distance from the dispute. He expressed gratitude, rather than anger, toward Mr. Putin when was asked about the Russian president’s action to reduce American diplomatic personnel.


So to me the first five links for Trump in thehill.com opinion piece don’t support the “Trump is tougher on Russia” headline. His administration, maybe. Trump specifically, no.

If anything, I’ve learned this past election and presidency to thoroughly read the articles and then also articles they link to.

It’s all too easy to sway a reader’s point of view, assign credit where credit isn’t due, misrepresent what’s really happening, what’s really being said.

#politics #trump

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tcr! tcr! · Jul 19, 2018 at 1:03 pm

Also…

Bob and Sally are both adults

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Sunset for Jul 18th, 2018

tcr! · Jul 18, 2018 at 8:38 pm

Sunset with this gorgeous one

Sunset with this gorgeous one ❤️💜

#photos #sunsets #sara

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Momma J Momma J · Jul 19, 2018 at 7:49 am

Romantic!

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Jul 17th, 2018 at 10:28:23 pm

tcr! · Jul 17, 2018 at 10:28 pm

So there I was minding my own business. And then I got one of those uneasy feelings.

Because no centipedes 1

Like somebody else was in the room.

Because no centipedes 2

And I was about to die.

Because no centipedes 3

But then I smashed him. Because no centipedes.

#photos #centipedes

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Jul 17th, 2018 at 7:23:11 pm

tcr! · Jul 17, 2018 at 7:23 pm

Me: Do you ever follow your friend’s mom on Instagram? And then she follows you back? And everything gets weird? So then you unfollow her but still… whenever you see her over at your friend’s house the weirdness continues?

Maggie: No, but do you remember when one of my friends followed you on Instagram?

Me: Oh yeah.

Maggie: I texted him and told him to stop.

#maggie #socialmedia

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Jul 17th, 2018 at 6:26:18 pm

tcr! · Jul 17, 2018 at 6:26 pm

cucumber prophylactic

Do you ever feel like you got enough problems, and that removing the cucumber prophylactic shouldn’t be one of them?

I thought so.

🥒 🔪 #photos #thestruggleisreal

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keamoose keamoose · Jul 17, 2018 at 7:02 pm

I just cut the cucumber in half and then roll the plastic down both pieces.

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Mitchell · Jul 17, 2018 at 7:32 pm

Why is there plastic on it

Cowan · Jul 17, 2018 at 8:42 pm

That was my question!!! The cucumbers I buy even in a chain store are not plastic wrapped.

tcr! tcr! · Jul 17, 2018 at 10:31 pm

I’m fancy so I like the fancy cucumbers

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Jul 17th, 2018 at 12:29:07 pm

tcr! · Jul 17, 2018 at 12:29 pm

I’m sorry banana… I can’t eat you when I have headphones on 🍌😞

#thestruggleisreal

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Jul 17th, 2018 at 11:24:28 am

tcr! · Jul 17, 2018 at 11:24 am

What you need to know today:

You don’t have value because of the work you do at your job.

You have value because you’re a human being.

#protip

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Sweet rainbow shades

tcr! · Jul 15, 2018 at 2:28 pm

Sweet rainbow shades

Happy sunny Sunday peeps!

Hope your day is filled with rainbows.

🍭😎 #photos #selfies #fashion

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Momma J Momma J · Jul 15, 2018 at 3:33 pm

I see rainbows and blue skies!

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jul 15, 2018 at 5:38 pm

It is so flipping hot out and has been for months, it seems. Humidity is a tiny bit better today but I feel like I’m fixing to die.

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