likethebeer: (Ceci n'est pas une peep)
1. Blaming your farts on me...not funny...not funny at all!...
2. Yelling at me for barking. I'M A FRIGGIN' DOG, YOU DUMMIE!
3. Taking me for a walk, then not letting me check stuff out. Exactly whose walk is this anyway?
4. Any trick that involves balancing food on my nose.....Stop it!
5. Any haircut that involves a bow. Now you know why we chew your stuff up when you're not home.
6. The sleight of hand, fake fetch throw. You fooled a dog! Wooo Hoo!! What a proud moment for the top of the food chain.
7. Taking me to the vet for "the big snip", then being surprised when I freak out every time we go back!
8. Getting upset when I sniff the crotches of your guests. Sorry, but I haven't quite mastered that handshake thing yet.
9. Dog sweaters. Hello??? Haven't you noticed the fur?
10. How you act disgusted when I lick myself. Look, we both know the truth; you're just jealous.
Now lay off on some of these things.
We both know who is boss here!
You don't see me picking up your poop do you?
Tammy Corbeil
likethebeer: (Frank Lloves You)
In addition to melting vehicles, it creates such a wind tunnel effect that it almost knocks people over:

Hey - & people are all up on talking about FLLW & his buildings with only leaks.
likethebeer: (I am disappearing but not fast enough)
I don't get a lot of support because of my background in art history, so this makes me really happy:
Art History Will Make Your World More Rich, Beautiful, and Satisfying

Solar road

Jul. 12th, 2015 09:30 am
likethebeer: (mesmerized)
One year into an experiment in the Netherlands, it's working: The solar road in the Netherlands is working even better than expected.

It's so weird when left-y experiments work out.
likethebeer: (mesmerized)
Lessons on science writing from a 17th-century know-it-all, Sir Thomas Browne

The review of the book, In Search of Thomas Browne
... is really a book about science, nature, faith, toleration, humility, and public debate—the modern world seen through the lens of Browne. (The British title, The Adventures of Sir Thomas Browne in the 21st Century, better captures its interests; presumably Norton, the U.S. publisher, changed it on the theory that too few Americans would have any clue who Browne was.) Aldersey-Williams’ main argument—spread over a number of chatty chapters loosely organized around Browne’s own major interests—is that Browne’s gentle civility in confronting unreason offers a better alternative to the haughtiness of so much modern science writing and myth-busting.
Sounds interesting to pick up, which I would if I didn't have half-a-dozen books waiting in the wings.
likethebeer: (Andromeda Galaxy)

I'm still trying to figure out where I should view the night sky. Considering everything about the new place, overall I'm happier being near other humans than being in a place with a good night sky.
likethebeer: (I'm pretty dontcha know)

Hi there. I'm in my new place & am avoiding looking at the boxes I have to unpack.

Edit: I unpacked all the boxes sitting on the bookshelves & a bookshelf is now ready for use!
likethebeer: (I am disappearing but not fast enough)
Reminds me of Dorothea Tanning, and a nice version of Odd Nerdrum:

thanks to MK for putting the link up on f/b
likethebeer: (Codex from Avatar)
The woman who has been "outed" as a Caucasian, when she has claimed to be African American:

It details some of the things that she has claimed happen to her for which she has no proof.
likethebeer: (Codex from Avatar)
With Hozier (his stuff is good, but she rocks like hell):
likethebeer: (ww1)
This is really interesting.
It can clearly be challenging to convey the magnitude of loss after a tragedy, particularly when that number is in the tens of millions, yet that is precisely what The Fallen of World War II, a documentary (also available as an interactive graphic) that examines the human cost of second World War, sets out to do. Written, directed, and narrated by Neil Halloran, the elegantly animated data visualization lays out the human losses of the war, and it’s devastating.

The 15-minute video is divided into three sections: the first examines military deaths, while the second deals with those of civilians, including victims of the Holocaust. The third offers an illuminating, and ultimately uplifting, comparison between WWII and other world conflicts. One particularly striking moment: when Halloran depicts Soviet fatalities as a seemingly endless parade of tiny red soldiers.
The graphic that shows Soviet fatalities is mind blowing.
likethebeer: (Codex from Avatar)
Pretty cool music taking place mostly outside of a FLLW-designed building (the Schwartz house in Two Rivers, WI).
likethebeer: (Codex from Avatar)
"The Chaos" by Gerald Gerard Nolst Trenité:

"This is a classic English poem containing about 800 of the worst irregularities in English spelling and pronunciation."
The Chaos represents a virtuoso feat of composition, a mammoth catalogue of about 800 of the most notorious irregularities of traditional English orthography, skilfully versified (if with a few awkward lines) into couplets with alternating feminine and masculine rhymes. The selection of examples now appears somewhat dated, as do a few of their pronunciations, indeed a few words may even be unknown to today's readers (how many will know what a "studding-sail" is, or that its nautical pronunciation is "stunsail"?), and not every rhyme will immediately "click" ("grits" for "groats"?); but the overwhelming bulk of the poem represents as valid an indictment of the chaos of English spelling as it ever did. Who the "dearest creature in creation" addressed in the first line, also addressed as "Susy" in line 5, might have been is unknown, though a mimeographed version of the poem in Harry Cohen's possession is dedicated to "Miss Susanne Delacruix, Paris". Presumably she was one of Nolst Trenité's students.
It was tiring to go through. I think Soviet spies should have learned it.
likethebeer: (Codex from Avatar)
This is what real scientists look like.

The author, Kate Clancy, takes NPR to task for using the phrase "boys with toys" when describing science.
.... As a scientist, I enjoy not only the broad theoretical questions of my field of biological anthropology—questions such as what it means to be human or what environmental pressures motivated our most interesting adaptations—but also the day-to-day fun of designing studies, collecting data, analyzing it in the lab, and creating statistical models to make sense of it all. My lab has freezers full of human piss and spit, my hard drive is full of ultrasound images of uteruses and ovaries, and I rub my hands with glee at the thought of buying both a new ultrasound machine and multiplexer—a piece of equipment that will allow my students to measure multiple hormones and biomarkers from a single sample at once—this summer. I am definitely a girl with toys.


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