Thursday, August 28, 2014
mapsontheweb:

The Great Lakes Drainage Basin — with political boundaries overlaid, the watershed for each lake is in a different color

I am fascinated by this kind of stuff - back in 2008, purely by chance, I stumbled across an article at Wikipedia about the continental divide that runs through the Chicago suburbs just east of the Des Plaines River, and I spent several hours reading about it, resulting in this blog post.

mapsontheweb:

The Great Lakes Drainage Basin — with political boundaries overlaid, the watershed for each lake is in a different color

I am fascinated by this kind of stuff - back in 2008, purely by chance, I stumbled across an article at Wikipedia about the continental divide that runs through the Chicago suburbs just east of the Des Plaines River, and I spent several hours reading about it, resulting in this blog post.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Here’s your war on women … and children … and the fathers of those children … and the future … and society … and community ethics … 

Here’s your war on women … and children … and the fathers of those children … and the future … and society … and community ethics … 

(Source: cultureshift)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
vincentvangogh-art:

Apricot Trees in Blossom, 1888
Vincent van Gogh

vincentvangogh-art:

Apricot Trees in Blossom, 1888

Vincent van Gogh

needsmorekittens:

realgirlsliftheavy:

blondebarbells:

twotommyolivers:

Some context: entering this season, no woman had completed a televised course in either Japanese or American Ninja Warriors. I’d also argue that ANW’s qualifying courses are harder than any Stage 1 course on either.

Seriously, watch the entire thing.

Impressive, inspirational.. she kicks ass.

This may be the most impressive thing I’ve seen in a while. Great strength, great gymnastic ability.

Goddamn. Tiny badass.

This is pretty amazing. She is pretty amazing.

Common Core: Why It Isn’t the Solution Reformers are Searching For

(Source: youtube.com)

historicaltimes:

Muhammad Ali training in a pool at the Sir John Hotel in Miami, 1961 by Flip Schulke.

historicaltimes:

Muhammad Ali training in a pool at the Sir John Hotel in Miami, 1961 by Flip Schulke.

womenandsports:

Ukraine’s Anna Voloshina performs in the synchronised swimming solo free routine preliminaries during the European Swimming Championships in Berlin Michael Dalder/Reuters (via Sport picture of the day: synchronised swimming in Berlin | Sport | theguardian.com)

womenandsports:

Ukraine’s Anna Voloshina performs in the synchronised swimming solo free routine preliminaries during the European Swimming Championships in Berlin
Michael Dalder/Reuters (via Sport picture of the day: synchronised swimming in Berlin | Sport | theguardian.com)

Monday, August 25, 2014

rip-humans:

I still can’t believe…

President Obama is the first president in U.S. history to have zero flaws for comedians to mock

dont-bs-me-bro:

Why comedians and SNL are shielding President Obama:

It turns out the man is completely unmockable.

We learn this from Jim Downey, the longtime “Saturday Night Live” specialist in political japery. “If I had to describe Obama as a comedy project, I would say, ‘Degree of difficulty, 10 point 10,’” the writer says in the expanded new edition of the “SNL” oral history book, “Live from New York.”

“It’s like being a rock climber looking up at a thousand-foot-high face of solid obsidian, polished and oiled,” Downey says. “There’s not a single thing to grab onto — certainly not a flaw or hook that you can caricature. [Al] Gore had these ‘handles,’ so did Bush, and Sarah Palin, and even Hillary had them. But with Obama, it was the phenomenon — less about him and more about the effect he had on other people and the way he changed their behavior. So that’s the way I wrote him.”

Ummm, OK. Sure. 

via Insty

OR … here’s a thought … maybe the entertainment world is littered with lefty partisan hacks who are too cloistered in their self-reinforcing bubbles to even recognize, much less admit to themselves, who they really are.

That, too, would explain it. Besides the whole “Obama has no flaws” thing.

Too close to call!

Friday, August 22, 2014
wbsloan:

Goodnight

wbsloan:

Goodnight

Thursday, August 21, 2014
vincentvangogh-art:

A Pork-Butcher’s Shop Seen from a Window, 1888
Vincent van Gogh

vincentvangogh-art:

A Pork-Butcher’s Shop Seen from a Window, 1888

Vincent van Gogh

My research revealed that lucky people generate good fortune via four basic principles. They are skilled at creating and noticing chance opportunities, make lucky decisions by listening to their intuition, create self-fulfilling prophesies via positive expectations, and adopt a resilient attitude that transforms bad luck into good. Richard Wiseman, Psychologist, from Be Lucky - it’s an easy skill to learn