The Moon’s Bow Up Close (by Joe Azure)
I just saw a post describing why shows like The Office are appealing, and how everyday folks can relate, and it’s about their workplace and then they go home, etc.
Do people really have that much in their heads about The Office such that they’re deconstructing it in published articles? Who-the-hell-am-I, but first of all, I disagree with the overthinking of this simplistic show and it’s simplistic appeal.
it appeals - or rather, appealed - to people because it was fucking funny for the first few years. Also, Jim is way hot and the perfect boyfriend/husband (especially after he was in that Meryl Streep/Alec Baldwin movie), and a lot of dorks can find something to relate to in Dwight.
Oh, and also because a lot of people can find all kinds of reasons to want to beat the shit out of Dwight. THAT part I agree with, in terms of people connecting with the show and their real lives.
This is a photo of the sun, taken at the same time of day over a year! INFINITE is everywhere…
This is a perfect example of what I call ‘reverse philosophical engineering’. How does anyone think the symbol for ‘infinity’ came about? It’s much like one of my least favorite sayings ‘everything happens for a reason’. NO, it doesn’t!! You simply take the ‘reason/outcome’ and extrapolate backwards until you find the ‘cause’ that suits your preference.
Ohhhh, you silly earthlings. *smh*
U.S. pilot makes a mistake and drops a bomb on an Afghan wedding, killing 30. This happened today as well.
LINK TO STORY
Is a not-so-grand bargain back?
Let’s hope not. Here’s why:
What is the GOP incentive to deal? First, getting the signature of a Democratic president on a bill reducing entitlements would be a victory for a generation’s worth of Republican candidates. Casting GOP politicians as Granny-bashers would be harder to do after a Democratic White House tweaks Medicare and Social Security. Second, even token reforms by Obama in 2013, opens the door to deeper entitlement changes in the future.
There is no reason to cut Social Security and Medicare. None. Neither contribute to the deficit, both have their own dedicated funding mechanisms, and with minor adjustments they can made solvent without benefit cuts for decades. The grand bargain ain’t that grand. It’s not grand at all.
Obit of the Day: Canada’s First Black Jet Pilot
Major Walter Peters joined the Royal Canadian Air Force after seeing a recruitment flyer. Major Peters, who figured if he could drive a car he could fly a plane, joined when he was 24 years old and was placed in the jet pilot program. He was the first black candidate in the RCAF program.
The day before graduation he met a former pilot who had flown Mustangs in World War II. While listening to his stories, the stranger turned to Major Peters and asked him what he was doing there. When Major Peters informed the gentleman that he was graduating as a pilot the veteran replied, “In my day you never would have gotten past rear gunner.”
The following day Major Peters received the highest marks of any pilot in the class and went up to the podium to receive his award - from the veteran who had belittled him a day earlier.
The major would have a stellar career in the RCAF. He not only served as a training officer but received appointments as and adviser to the United Nations Security Council and the first human rights officer in the Canadian military. He was also the first black member of the Snowbirds, the RCAF’s precision flying team.
Major Peters, who had classmates refuse to room with him in college because of his race, passed away on February 24, 2013 at the age of 76.
Sources: Toronto Globe and Mail and Veterans Affairs Canada
(Image of Major Peters standing in front of his Snowbird shaking hands with an unidentified officer is copyright of RCAF and courtesy of www.45enord.ca)
Also check out Lois Doyle, “The Mother of the Snowbirds” and Daurene Lewis, Canada’s First Black Woman Mayor
Handful of bunnies.
So…am I the only dumbass who’s accidentally lit the end of an e-cig and inhaled??
That shit was nasty! But what can you expect when inhaling plastic, silicone, battery, or who knows what?
(I didn’t only inhale the one time - I realized what I’d done and that it tasted weird, so I inhaled again, TWICE. I meant to be clearing out the inhaler/nicotine part. In my defense, if there is any allowable defense, I was on a new medication.)
My walker pic….
(May my beloved, sweet, beautiful child forgive me my sickness….)
Make your own, or make yourself feel guilty for eternity with pics of your beloved kids, furry or otherwise.
On the same day that former Ariz. Congresswoman Gabby Giffords testified before the US Senate that more needed to be done in the way of gun control -- only to be told later by the NRA that no, we don't need any more gun laws -- five people were shot at an office complex in Phoenix. -
“If abortion is murder then a blowjob is cannibalism”
(And so is chewing then swallowing your cuticles or fingernails.)
I love eye-opening yet obvious analogies.
(Source: sailormarsss, via tuttutopensesame-deactivated201)