things that make me happy (and dont really go anywhere else)
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File this under I had no idea this existed . During the early 20th century residents of Fort Bragg, California chose to dispose of their waste by hurling it off the cliffs above a beach. No object was too toxic or too large as household appliances, automobiles, and all matter of trash were tossed into the crashing waves below, eventually earning it the name The Dumps .
It's fathers day and I thought I'd tell a story about my dad and something he taught me a long time ago.
I have more or less finished Stephen Maturin's dispensary!
When I met up with Catlanta at Esther Peachy Lefevre Park in Cabbagetown on a recent Saturday morning, he looked like he’d been on the losing end of well, a cat fight. Faded purple and yellow bruises marbled the left side of his face, and a spider web of scabs snaked alongside his eye like misplaced mascara. But I quickly came to find out that this street artist ain’t no street brawler.
Over on the UK GeekDad blog we’ve been thinking about how we can help our kids get more hands on with the tech, games and gadgets that we love.
“ First, Lord: No tattoos.
365 tomorrows » I Bet You Say That To All The Girls : A New Free Flash Fiction SciFi Story Every Dayby submission February 17th, 2009 Author : Ian Rennie
A team of Czech archaeologists claim to have unearthed the remains of an early gay man from around 2900-2500 B.C. outside Prague. According to the Telegraph , the "gay caveman" was found buried in a way normally reserved only for women during the Copper Age.
Maybe it's the cyclist in the park, trim under his sleek metallic blue helmet, cruising along the dirt path... at three miles an hour. On his tricycle. Or perhaps it's today's playground, all-rubber-cushioned surface where kids used to skin their knees. And... wait a minute... those aren't little kids playing. Their mommies—and especially their daddies—are in there with them, coplaying or play-by-play coaching . Few take it half-easy on the perimeter benches, as parents used to do, letting the kids figure things out for themselves.
There's an amusing text-to-speech animated video making the rounds (I've been sent it half a dozen times already) mocking iPhone-obsessed buyers going into stores and not caring that phones like the HTC Evo might have better specs, because they just "want an iPhone."
Editorial note: I received this as an email from a friend who got it from a friend who ... I do not know who the original author is, but I do believe this to be true. Who could possibly make it up?