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retrogasm:

Easter Bunny

retrogasm:

Easter Bunny

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therealbsmile:

Yankees Open Season With Washington Senators At Stadium
74 Years Ago Today - Yankee Stadium - April 19, 1940    “As taps were sounded in memory of his old boss, Col. Jacob Ruppert, Babe Ruth saluted as Mrs. Ruth stood by in silence.” 

Mrs. Babe Ruth is not impressed.

therealbsmile:

Yankees Open Season With Washington Senators At Stadium
74 Years Ago Today - Yankee Stadium - April 19, 1940
“As taps were sounded in memory of his old boss, Col. Jacob Ruppert, Babe Ruth saluted as Mrs. Ruth stood by in silence.”

Mrs. Babe Ruth is not impressed.

(Source: Yankees Open Season With Washington Senators At Stadium 74 Years Ago Today - Yankee Stadium - April 19, 1940 "As taps were sounded in memory of his old boss, Col. Jacob Ruppert, Babe Ruth saluted as Mrs. Ruth stood by in silence." )

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The Colombian novelist Alvaro Mutis used to tell a story about his close friend and compatriot Gabriel García Márquez, who has died aged 87. In the mid-Sixties, when the latter was writing One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), they met every evening for a drink. García Márquez would tell…

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noam-chomsky:

USA is a one party state

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mightyflynn:

The good time is approaching, 
The season is at hand 
When the merry click of the two-base lick 
Will be heard throughout the land. 
The frost still lingers on the earth, and 
Budless are the trees. 
But the merry ring of the voice of spring 
Is borne upon the breeze. 

- “Ode to Opening Day” (The Sporting News), 1886

via NewYork Times

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mightyflynn:

"1985," a song by Joshua Kennedy

Even Royals fans will admit that he got the call wrong 
But the logic that lost it has been flawed all along 
No self-respect left, umpire’s getting death threats 
Like it’s his fault you lost control and now the bed’s wet 
He was clearly out, even blind homers can’t deny it 
But watch the game tape, at the very least they woulda tied it 
Study the game tape, I’m not lyin’, son 
Don’s responsible at the most for the tying run 
And not the game winner, get off the paint thinner 
Three decades under your skin, that’s an insane splinter 

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annui:

The Public Ledger [Maysville,KY], May 19, 1919

A found poem titled:'Sex Truth in PLAIN LANGUAGE'Hello, Young Fellow!Want to Have a GOOD TIME?Maybe she looks good to you, my boy.Beware!There is ruinIn her smileDiseaseIn her caressAnd the vilest poisonIn her body

annui:

The Public Ledger [Maysville,KY], May 19, 1919

A found poem titled:

'Sex Truth in PLAIN LANGUAGE'

Hello, Young Fellow!
Want to Have a GOOD TIME?

Maybe she looks good to you, my boy.

Beware!

There is ruin
In her smile

Disease
In her caress

And the vilest poison
In her body

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Glyptodon, related to the armadillo and about the size of a Volkswagen Beetle, lived in South America until going extinct 10,000 years ago. Early humans hunted them, using their shells as shelter in inclement weather.
Glyptodomiciles!
h/t @leashless

Glyptodon, related to the armadillo and about the size of a Volkswagen Beetle, lived in South America until going extinct 10,000 years ago. Early humans hunted them, using their shells as shelter in inclement weather.

Glyptodomiciles!

h/t @leashless

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While going through a box from my childhood, I discovered this old Christian Comics adaptation of the Parable of the Prodigal Son. It is incredible. Here are some choice panels.

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"For Europeans, it is striking that the adverb qhipa means both “behind” and “future”, whereas ñawpa means “ahead, in front” and “past”.[15] This means that local and temporal concepts of adverbs in Quechua (as well as in Aymara) are associated to each other reversely compared to European languages. For the speakers of Quechua, we are moving backwards into the future (we cannot see it – i.e. it is unknown), facing the past (we can see it – i.e. we remember it)."

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quechuan_languages

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centuriespast:

George H. Van Norman (American, late 19th century), Untitled (Van Norman Studio Advertisement Cabinet Card), ca. 1880, albumen print
Portland Art Museum

Stylish.

centuriespast:

George H. Van Norman (American, late 19th century), Untitled (Van Norman Studio Advertisement Cabinet Card), ca. 1880, albumen print

Portland Art Museum

Stylish.

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wtfevolution:

Congratulations, evolution, I think “inflatable left nostril” may be your least attractive mating move so far. The hooded seal must be so proud.

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Massimo Pigliucci’s (@mpigliucci) cartoon lampoon of scientism. Originally posted here.

Pigliucci has a doctorate in genetics from the Univ. of Ferrera, Italy, a Ph.D. in biology from UConn, and a Ph.D. in philosophy of science from the Univ. of Tennessee.

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A Mad Fight Song for William S. Carpenter, 1966 by James Wright

Varus, varus, gib mir meine Legionen wieder

Quick on my feet in those Novembers of my loneliness,
I tossed a short pass,
Almost the instant I got the ball, right over the head   
Of Barrel Terry before he knocked me cold.

When I woke, I found myself crying out   
Latin conjugations, and the new snow falling   
At the edge of a green field.

Lemoyne Crone had caught the pass, while I lay   
Unconscious and raging
Alone with the fire ghost of Catullus, the contemptuous graces tossing
Garlands and hendecasyllabics over the head
Of Cornelius Nepos the mastodon,
The huge volume.

At the edges of Southeast Asia this afternoon
The quarterbacks and the lines are beginning to fall,   
A spring snow,

And terrified young men
Quick on their feet
Lob one another’s skulls across
Wings of strange birds that are burning   
Themselves alive.