1. 16:33 5th Apr 2014

    Notes: 1

    "One thing I will say about the Amish: when they’re doing things they’re not supposed to, they are quite inventive."

    The pigeon drug dealer’s name turned out to be Melvin.

    (I have cousins who also train carrier pigeons, but those ones probably don’t run drugs.  I hope.  Just because I wouldn’t want them to get in trouble.)

    (Source: discovery.com)

     
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    This may be the novelty of the moment talking, but:

This is probably one of the 100 greatest things I’ve ever seen. 

A serving size based on time! Time!  Product has mass and volume and you measure it out by time. Of course you do. But I think it is still kind of amazing in its own right.

    This may be the novelty of the moment talking, but:

    This is probably one of the 100 greatest things I’ve ever seen.

    A serving size based on time! Time! Product has mass and volume and you measure it out by time. Of course you do. But I think it is still kind of amazing in its own right.

     
  3. Plays: 64

    (136 seconds)

    The ambient noise in my memory palace at some point became primarily podcasts, but—every once in a while—I’ll hear something that sounds like it could have been part of a quick swell of horns and have a half-formed thought* that is located in a very specific and a very cluttered corner, and then I can literally feel myself being swept up by a tiny tempest of obsession

    It usually passes eventually.

    It’s probably for the best. I pretty much never sweep.  

    *While they are kind of distinguishable, I feel that at this point I don’t know enough to accurately identify the 16. 

     
  4. 23:00 1st Apr 2014

    Notes: 1

    Good Day Sunsphere?
Good Day Sunsphere.

    Good Day Sunsphere?

    Good Day Sunsphere.

     
  5. 11:33

    Notes: 3

    You know I always wanted to pretend I was an architect.

    1. George: So I started to walk into the water. I won't lie to you, boys, I was terrified! But I pressed on - and as I made my way past the breakers, a strange calm came over me. I don't know if it was divine intervention or the kinship of all living things, but I tell you, Jerry, at that moment - I was a Marine Biologist! ...The sea was angry that day, my friends, like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli! I got about fifty feet out and suddenly, the great beast appeared before me. I tell ya, he was ten stories high if he was a foot. As if sensing my presence, he let out a great bellow. I said, "Easy, big fella!" And then, as I watched him struggling, I realized that something was obstructing its breathing. From where I was standing I could see directly into the eye of the great fish!
    2. Jerry: Mammal.
    3. George: Whatever.
     
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    "…so, does one of these have a daughter in it?"

    "…so, does one of these have a daughter in it?"

     
  7. 15:30 30th Mar 2014

    Notes: 1

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    Found: Tiny Hear-No-Evil Monkey.Location: Next To Car in Parking Lot.New Vocation: Unlicensed Confessor.

    Found: Tiny Hear-No-Evil Monkey.
    Location: Next To Car in Parking Lot.
    New Vocation: Unlicensed Confessor.

     
  8. I was happily reading the list of individual monkeys (which is …also not a great list, all history considered), but how could I not click on this when it said:

    This annotated list of individual monkeys includes monkeys who are in some way famous or notable. The list does not include notable apes, or fictional primates.

    Nonhuman apes of encyclopedic interest?  BETTER LIST.
    I AM NOT ABOVE CLICK-BAIT, Josey Wales. 

     
  9. 14:44 28th Mar 2014

    Notes: 42

    Readers’ Digest Online:Everyone’s Poorly Kept Secrets (Organized by Vocational Skills.)

    Readers’ Digest Online:
    Everyone’s Poorly Kept Secrets
    (Organized by Vocational Skills.)

     
  10. HS:  Oh! A lima bean that looks just like the Leader! I’ll put it with the others.MS: Homer, you know I always try to put the best face on everything, but there’s no face on that damn bean!
One missed definite article and I’m now 30 minutes into hovering ca. ‘98. 

    HS:  Oh! A lima bean that looks just like the Leader! I’ll put it with the others.
    MS: Homer, you know I always try to put the best face on everything, but there’s no face on that damn bean!

    One missed definite article and I’m now 30 minutes into hovering ca. ‘98. 

     
  11. "…maybe there’s a little man in there who looks just like you, but he’s really good at running."

    Maybe I’m just going through a crass phase (phase being defined as “relatively consistently, albeit mostly on the sly, for…the past 2 decades”)?  That pull quote is my favorite part, but this scene was the first thing to come to mind in describing the grossness and frisson of blisters.

     
  12. Plays: 26

    A scant 80 episodes later, Punk Rock Davy emerges and explains John’s confusion with what still might have been off brand “Emmanuelle”. 

    Like organic chemistry.

     
  13. Introductory coursework for a degree of Mastery of Management in Hospitality (MMH) at The Scat Academy School of Hotel Administration is probably as inscrutable as one would imagine.

    I’m a pretty rigorous note taker and all I’ve got here is:
    "SUMMARY: Hamburger hamburger! Bang bang!"

     
  14. The fact that I can just see home from the library and just see the library from home is one of a few things I like about this apartment. And this library.

     
  15. No more brawling.
    No more brawling.
    No more*brawling.

    (*You wouldn’t think you’d have to tell that little girl not to fight. Though maybe *you* would. I don’t know your life!)