Today

  • mom: did you eat all the donuts
  • me: no
  • mom: why are you lying to me i can see all the powder on your pants
  • me: thats cocaine
nprfreshair:

Part architecture, part optical illusion, “Lucid Stead” is a transparent cabin (of wood and mirrors) by Phillip K. Smith III.
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nprfreshair:

Part architecture, part optical illusion, “Lucid Stead” is a transparent cabin (of wood and mirrors) by Phillip K. Smith III.

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nprfreshair:

Kevin Howlett restored the BBC's archive of The Beatles on BBC radio and TV early in their career. Today he explains the juxtaposition of the “radical” Beatles and the more formal radio and TV actors:

I think it’s important to put yourself back in that era, and this is the year [1963] before it all happens in America and internationally, this is the breakthrough year for The Beatles, make or break time. And what they were doing was revolutionary and shocking: the choice of material, the way they were allowed to be themselves on the air and be so witty and irreverent, all in a very good-natured way, but the culture clash of the cheeky lads from Liverpool with the trained actors who might be presenting programs with them.

nprfreshair:

Kevin Howlett restored the BBC's archive of The Beatles on BBC radio and TV early in their career. Today he explains the juxtaposition of the “radical” Beatles and the more formal radio and TV actors:

I think it’s important to put yourself back in that era, and this is the year [1963] before it all happens in America and internationally, this is the breakthrough year for The Beatles, make or break time. And what they were doing was revolutionary and shocking: the choice of material, the way they were allowed to be themselves on the air and be so witty and irreverent, all in a very good-natured way, but the culture clash of the cheeky lads from Liverpool with the trained actors who might be presenting programs with them.

americanguide:

FLORA and FAUNA - MOJAVE DESERT, NEVADA

Still so much good stuff from American Guide Week to share. Corinne checks in from Nevada and- AHHHHHHH baby bobcats! baby rabbits! skeptical-faced desert tortoise!

Here’s just a small sampling of the diversity and beauty found in the Mojave Desert for the American Guide week assignment flora and fauna. And representing Nevada! As a wildlife biologist, I’m outside in all types of weather and terrain, and that means I’m lucky enough to observe the wildflowers in the spring, the elusive desert tortoise, and many a sunrise and sunset across the wide open desert.

People may think of the desert as a barren, boring area, but it’s anything but! This spring in Nevada, I got rained and hailed on, saw an incredible array of wildflowers, spotted a Gila monster, many tortoises, and so many tiny animals (including but not limited to the bobcats and jackrabbits pictured above).

Working outside has given me a great appreciation for the beauty and fragility of the Mojave and the rest of our open spaces; and all of the hard work that goes into making sure that these ecosystems stay healthy and can be enjoyed by future generations. Desert landscapes do have lower diversity than other types of habitat, but the plants and animals that have adapted to thrive there are incredibly unique. Don’t forget about the deserts of the American southwest when you are planning an adventure in the great outdoors!

species pictured: bobcat kittens, schinia ligeae moth on a mojave aster, juvenile black-tailed jackrabbit, western pygmy blue butterfly, and mojave desert tortoise

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Corinne is from New England but has been working and adventuring around the southwest for about three years. She’s a wildlife biologist, so her work revolves around hiking, camping, and studying rare wildlife. When she’s not living and working out in the desert, she’s road tripping to visit museums, mountains, and anywhere there is Water. Follow her on Tumblr on c-quoia.tumblr.com.

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Elvis Presley - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - Aloha from Hawaii

Made me cry like a baby

THIS is real music, not that Justin Bieber crap fed to tweens these days, this has substance and emotion and meaning and I remember this song since I was a child, I fully intend to raise my kids with the music and culture values from back in those days. 

Muse - Uprising Lyrics.

Gives me shivers ^„,^