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Louisville, Kentucky. FA shot this one. 
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"The satirist chooses a form of comedy that makes him the target, and he does it to make a point. That decision shows a tremendous amount of faith -- faith in yourself to be strong enough to take the abuse of the misinformed, and faith in an audience to be smart enough to see the irony and be influenced. Satirists believe in you. They believe change is possible."

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"I feel fortunate to have grown up in an era where family time was important, where there was no Internet yet, and storytelling was an art. Still is an art. The allure of Gabo's work for me was partly that his stories were so magical, and also that they felt so familiar." ~ +Meg L
 
"Magic realism, by the way, is magic only for us. For south americans it is just realism, everyday life. He once said that when he started writing, he was just putting on paper the old tales of his grandmother."

I agree with +Massimo Marengo's comment on an earlier Gabriel Garcia Marquez post reshared from +Bill Abrams. Magic realism is what is perceived as normal in some parts of the world. My Lola (grandmother) could tell stories like no one else I'd ever met. When she got started, usually at the dinner table, or during power blackouts in a Philippine typhoon, we sat spellbound for hours in flickering lantern light, listening to her recount events where the lines between fancy and reality were blurred. We never knew which bits were true and which bits weren't, and no one cared or questioned her. It was better than watching a film; we never wanted her to stop.

A typical story would begin thus: "I remember that rainy Sunday in May 1951 when your Lolo's sister Izmir shocked the town when she flew in unannounced, all because she wanted a bottle of my mango jam. She landed her plane on the main street because the fields were planted to crops and there was nowhere else for her to land that noisy thing. When she climbed out, she was wearing an old blue shirt of her Papa's knotted at the midriff, and a pair of those khaki haciendero shorts, rolled up almost to her culo. She was a rebel, that one, a good looking girl with a movie star face and a dislike for conventional dress. When old Dr Ortaliz, our only dentist in Isabella, saw her while walking home from morning Mass, he crossed himself and lost his speech for a whole month. It was not a good time to have an abscess, which Lolo did."  

Many stories later, Lola would pause, look around in surprise, and exclaim, "Why  is everybody still here? Why hasn't the table been cleared? Ay, dios mio, I'm late for my nap! Shoo, shoo, all of you!" 

How I miss her.
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+Meg L my Lola told stories after Sunday breakfast. She would still be telling stories when the lunch things were being set out.
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nothing's really changed from when this was created.....circa 1999
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*"They were able to stick with it because there was a group of people that were going through the same thing they were going through, and sweating it out, and doing the workouts, and afterward celebrating and enjoying each other’s company. I think that kind of thing is the magic sauce."*
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Oh Canada.

The pizza cake is the crown jewel of Boston Pizza's "Pizza Game Changers" campaign. Canadian cuisine is getting good!

http://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/canada-s-boston-pizza-offers-pizza-cake-as-part-of-pizza-game-changers-campaign
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I appreciate the Krispy Kreme donut metric.

Full disclosure, I may have fallen off the wagon and had 3 Krispy Kremes on Friday. :-P
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Tibetan astronomy. 
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Plus is my off-duty stream, where I enjoy a strict diet of brain candy, food porn, and the occasional entertaining rant. For the nonsense I contribute here, neither my work associates nor my blood relatives should be held responsible. 

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Manila, Philippines - Hong Kong - Orange County, CA - Seattle, WA - Marin County, CA