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TinTin by Georges Rémi

[Paragraph excerpt from Stoner by John Williams with a h/t to Biblioklept…image of TinTin via Awesome People Reading…]

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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured this photo of Earth from Saturn at 1:41 a.m. EDT April 13 (0541 GMT, or 10:41 p.m. PDT on April 12) from 870 million miles (1.4 billion kilometers) away. The Cassini spacecraft spotted Earth as a bright speck between Saturn’s broad rings as the craft prepares for its final dive into the ringed planet’s atmosphere.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

[via Space.com…h/t to thisisn’thappiness for the lead in…]

Seen in The New Yorker…yes, The New Yorker

BTW – the baristas aren’t happy either

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Just had to post this:

Starbucks is hopping on the unicorn-craze with its limited edition “Unicorn Frappuccino” blended drink.

The colorful drink is available April 19 through April 23 at participating stores across the country. In what either sounds like a dream come true or truly disgusting, the beverage is made with pink powder blended into cream Frappucino with mango syrup and layered with a sour blue drizzle.

“Like its mythical namesake, the Unicorn Frappuccino blended crème comes with a bit of magic, starting as a purple beverage with swirls of blue and a first taste that is sweet and fruity,” Starbucks said in a statement. “But give it a stir and its color changes to pink, and the flavor evolves to tangy and tart. The more swirl, the more the beverage’s color and flavors transform.”

Hmmm…the more you swirl, the more it changes colors and changes flavors.

Draw your own conclusions…or unicorns…

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contradiction 2

 

sunday choiceOn the road…again….

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Been a difficult week. After spending most of it parsing data and creating a detailed worksheet, found out yesterday afternoon that the information that I had been fed was wrong.

I thought of this line, “The best laid plans…”

When I repeated it to someone, they didn’t understand. Then I realized, that although I knew this fragment, I didn’t really know where it came from other than it was an old poem.

So I looked…and found Robert Burns’ To a Mouse, on Turning Her Up in Her Nest with the Plough (Scot’s Tae a Moose).

Here are the last two stanzas (original and modern translation):

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It’s Friday…keep moving…

mouse-and-grapesMouse and Grapes
Ding Yanyong
ink and wash painting

 

…and looking forward to the weekend…

outsideOlentangy River Trail by Derrick Lin

Go see more of Derrick’s stuff

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Sometimes you just gotta get on that bus…

US Open begins today…be there…

venus williamsVenus Williams away from the court…
Chad Batka for The New York Times

To all of her matches at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, in fact to all of her matches everywhere, Ms. Williams, 36, wears EleVen by Venus Williams, her fitness and and leisure clothing line. At the Olympics, she wore a Wonder Woman-inspired dress of her own design, and had red strands woven into her braids (“my Olympic hair,” she called it).

“I have always said that after sport, I wanted a life, I wanted an opportunity, I wanted to be able to do something,” she said. “And if something happens — the economy falls out or the dollar is worthless, anything could happen — you have to be ready to work. And I’m ready.”

Venus Williams, Off the Court, NY Times 8/27/2016

It’s Monday…keep up the good fight…

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