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All the food groups...

Saturday, May 10, 2014

  
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    That kind of thinking brought us all together! emoticon

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MYAKAYAH 5/10/2014 9:21AM

    this is pretty humorous, junk food group definitely~

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The Most Striking Climate Change Sculpture You'll Ever See

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

The image below is of a sculpture by street artist Isaac Cordal, which has been dubbed "Politicians Debating Global Warming."



The first time I saw this image, my visceral reaction was immediate and profound, gazing upon politicians debating our planet's global crisis with the waters lapping at their lapels, filling their mouths and covering them completely.
And then I learned more about this image, and about Cordal's work. These are tiny, clay figures which he crafted and then placed in a puddle on a street in Berlin, Germany. When seen from afar, they are nothing but dots poking out of temporarily collected water. However, when one zooms in, this is the result: a majestic, striking picture of politicians refusing to act even as the waters overcome them, and us.

It's a perfect metaphor for climate change inaction: from afar, it's easy to ignore and dismiss, but zoom in and the crisis is clear.

What's amazing about this image is that Cordal's original intention was not for this image to be about climate change. Titled "electoral campaign" the image comes from his Follow the Leaders sculpture series, which contains incredible, miniature sculptures of urban decline and societal collapse.

However, the image has been reinterpreted and recast by Cordal's audience, partially because he himself, among the hundreds of tiny sculptures he's planted around Europe, has created sculptures explicitly about global warming. These images are from his 2012 installation entitled "Waiting for climate change":

www.dailykos.com/story/2014/05/07/12
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BATCHICK 6/23/2014 12:23PM

    I'm headed to Berlin in 2 weeks, gonna keep an eye out for this!

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    Great blog

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SANDRALEET 5/8/2014 6:45AM

    What we sow we reap Our head in the sand helps not

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GENRE009 5/8/2014 12:44AM

    I would never think of it as climate change. To me it just said double exposure, and weird thought!

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ALIHIKES 5/7/2014 11:32PM

    It is an amazing and graphic visual representation of a serious issue

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CHERIJ16 5/7/2014 11:13PM

    Very interesting and timely. Thanks for sharing.

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LKBRIDGE 5/7/2014 10:39PM

    For some of our politicians that sculpture represents a truth, denying it while drowning.

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That should do it!

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

  
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    Afraid my husband would use it on me.

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RHOOK20047 5/7/2014 9:41AM

    Glad my wife never got that idea before I got my cpap machine!

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 5/7/2014 9:34AM

    Yep, that really should do it, at least for several nights.

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GINNABOOTS 5/7/2014 9:23AM

    My husband sounds like a freight train when he snores, I need one of those!

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    I need one of those! emoticon

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SANDRALEET 5/7/2014 8:21AM

    Oh dear That no match made in heaven

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RASPBERRY56 5/7/2014 7:16AM

    Hey - I could use that (but not for snoring so much as for - sigh - *coughing*).......

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NANCYPAT1 5/7/2014 5:30AM

    Love it

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MAGGIEVAN 5/7/2014 3:32AM

    Violent! But funny. Not for my husband. Ha-ha.

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MYAKAYAH 5/7/2014 1:23AM

    whoops double post, sorry~

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MYAKAYAH 5/7/2014 1:23AM

    I don't know what happened to cause a triple post~

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MYAKAYAH 5/7/2014 1:23AM

    LOL grumpy cat would love this~

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late nite funnies

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Donald Sterling's girlfriend said she's “going to be president of the United States” one day. Yeah, like we’re going to elect someone who secretly records people’s private phone calls and conversations. -Jimmy Fallon

After rumors surfaced of another video of him smoking crack, Rob Ford said he's taking a leave of absence, and of course he's earned it. The guy's been up since 2004. -Conan O'Brien

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is apparently back smoking the crack. There is a picture of him smoking the crack and a videotape is out as well. Is there a videotape out there of him not smoking crack? The crack dealer videotaped him smoking crack. It is a sad state of affairs, ladies and gentlemen, when you can't trust your drug dealer. -David Letterman

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford checked himself into rehab. I didn't see that coming. A sober mayor of Toronto? I'm getting out of late night just in time. -Craig Ferguson

A New York man is being sued for a quarter of a million dollars after his ex-girlfriend claimed he harassed her with nearly a hundred emails. If 100 emails are worth a quarter of a million dollars, that means Crate & Barrel owes me $256 billion. -Seth Meyers

Facebook has come out with a new feature that lets people see where their friends are at all times. It's called, 'Nearby Friends,' which is better than the original title, 'Avoiding Relatives.' -Jimmy Fallon

Ronald McDonald recently received a makeover, which includes a new vest and bow tie. Not to be outdone, after an operation the Burger King is now the Burger Queen. -Conan O'Brien

Paula Deen is continuing her comeback by launching a 20-city cooking tour. Her first gig: catering Donald Sterling's farewell party. -Jimmy Fallon

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he doesn't think Donald Sterling should be kicked out of the league for comments made in private conversation. After hearing this Sterling said, "Wow, this is the first time I've liked a Cuban." -Conan O'Brien

In the middle of his second term, President Obama's approval rating once again has dropped. Obama's approval rating is so low that today Hillary Clinton said, "I'll take it from here." -David Letterman

The NBA has banned Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life. He's pretty old. They could've just said two years. It would have been the same thing. -Craig Ferguson

Facebook has acquired a new mobile app that would allow users to track their exercise and measure how many calories they've burned. So if you love Facebook, and you love exercise, you're lying about one of those. -Seth Meyers

Aquaman is making his big screen debut in the upcoming Justice League movie. I'm not clear how Aquaman will get into the Justice League headquarters. It's an all-glass building with no rivers or streams leading to it. It gives me a bad feeling that Aquaman arrives through the toilet. -Craig Ferguson

Producers are currently working on a remake of the classic 1959 Charlton Heston film 'Ben-Hur.' They're calling the remake 'Ben-Hur, Done That.' -Jimmy Fallon

L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling was recorded telling his girlfriend not to hang out with black people. Some people are actually defending Sterling, saying he has a very good record of hiring minorities. For instance, he always has at least one white guy on the team. -Jimmy Fallon

Here in L.A., Donald Sterling, the owner of the Clippers, has been caught on tape making racist remarks. After the audio was released, the NAACP decided not to honor Sterling with a second lifetime achievement award. Instead, they're giving him "The Reason We Still Need an NAACP" award. -Conan O'Brien

In Rome we got two new saints, and it's the first time we had two Popes officiating over the canonization. St. Peter's square was packed. The first 50,000 people got bobblehead dolls. -David Letterman

Aquaman is making his big screen debut. He will be in the upcoming Justice League movie. Unlike other superheroes, Aquaman doesn't wear a mask. He hides his identity another way — by not being popular enough to need a secret identity. -Craig Ferguson

  
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    I think we need to vote all the Senators and the House out of office, and set term limit for those positions. Some of them have made it career of it and have so many lobbyist in there pockets nothing will ever get done. Longevity is not the answer, need new blood.

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SANDRALEET 5/6/2014 8:30AM

    I think republicans will destroy the States Because people do not see them for whot they are

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RHOOK20047 5/6/2014 7:48AM

    Thanks for the chuckle this morning and may everyone laugh at least once today!

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    Very funny indeed~

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Here's some church ticklers from RHOOK20047

Monday, May 05, 2014

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GENRE009 5/5/2014 7:04PM

    When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities; when GOD doesn't solve your problems HE has faith in your abilities."

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