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Tomorrow is the annual Garden of Memory event, at the Chapel of Chimes, in Oakland. It happens from 5 to 9pm (that's tomorrow, Sun, 21 Jun), and it's $15pp (or $5 for kids, age 5 to 12), and I could hardly imagine a more fascinating place to take oneself, or a date, or one's family (unless you have a reasonably deep terror of losing your children in a crowd... in a maze of cadavers and cremains). This place, if you've never been, is a warren of aisles winding between alcoves, chapels, indoor gardens and water fountains, in a mish-mosh of devotional architectural styles, and tomorrow evening, every little cubby hole and hideaway is hosting some people and their ersatz instruments making peculiar sounds for your perusal.

Highly recommended to you and yours!
Garden of Memory. a columbarium walk-through event at the Chapel of the Chimes. Menu Skip to content. Home · About New Music Bay Area · Chapel of the Chimes Oakland · Directions · Information on the Garden of Memory · Media · Past Concerts · 2014 Performers Program Notes ...
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I just want to know when this is going to be distilled into a website with some slider controls, to which images can be uploaded and manipulated.
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Kinda wanna hear Jello sing "Let's Lynch the Landlord" at City Hall this weekend...
San Francisco City Hall celebrates its centennial with a free music festival featuring two stages, dozens of notable San Francisco musicians, and an innovative LED...
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Oh, sweet, delicious irony, how I love when you're so effectively weaponized!

Tl;dr: man resents recent hero award being given to Caitlyn Jenner, and posts pic of what he considers true heroism; pic turns out to be a model sculpture from Marwencol, a miniature Belgian WWII battlefield created as therapy for PTSD, in the wake of a vicious coma-inducing beatdown suffered by the artist upon the discovery, by some drunken jerks, of his cross-dressing habit; the man who posted the pic realizes the irony, and concludes that "hate helps nothing".
Facebook user Terry Coffey's viral commentary on Caitlyn Jenner seemingly featured a remarkable coincidence.
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One of my favorite classes, long ago at art school, at SFAI, was "Tech-Noir", watching examples of film noir tropes, and seeing how they've manifested in contemporary art on the subject of technology, as well as seeing how fears around technology inspired many films noir.

This upcoming free online class in which Deb has enrolled us, isn't likely to be quite so focused on technology, but I'm sure it will be some good viewing!
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Oooh! Playing at the Balboa, 8-14 May, marking it on the calendar now!  Good excuse as any to swing by Shanghai Dumpling King.
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Well, I'm certainly not likely to shell out whatever hundred-plus bucks this self-quantification thingy demands, and, for that matter, I'm not much likelier to consciously add to however many steps I take in a day, for any price; but, hey, if they're givin' 'em away, may as well make a play...
The Triple Fitbit Giveaway - 3 Winners Will Get More Than a Bit Fit with 3 Brand New Fitbit Surges
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'Bout time to spruce up the wallpaper: my desktops have been sporting some of Haeckel's "art forms of nature", and Ben Barry's "onehundredpatterns", handsomely, for many moons now, but it may be time to tap an artificial neural network for redecorating tips.
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I'm maybe more inclined to characterize Edward Snowden's actions as a heroic blow for human rights, than as a "betrayal of his country", the way this commentator does, but he paints the recent news of the OPM hack in rather more terrifying tones, worth being aware of. I'm really intrigued by his call-to-action, to unions of federal employees to file class-action suit against those who are tasked with protecting us! It's sound logic that orgs and govs "do not dramatically reform themselves unless they are held accountable when they screw up".
The government and its contractors must be held accountable for massive hack of federal employee data.
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Apparently, at Jeb and Columba Bush's 1974 wedding, "Jeb’s brother Marvin was the wedding photographer and accidentally used rerolled film from a Frank Zappa concert", so only one photo "came out and survived".

INTERNET: I want mash-ups of (ostensibly Bush) wedding photos and (ostensibly Zappa) rock concerts, pronto!
Who is Jeb’s wife, what effect will she have on his campaign—and what effect will his campaign have on their marriage?
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Only gonna get pricier out there, fellow renters!
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For the past few years, I've been augmenting my employees' year-end bonuses with stacks of two dollar bills, glued on one side, like a notepad, for the pleasure of peeling them off one at a time, like Post-Its, or some kind of play money.

Now, I'm thinking, we need to take a company retreat to Ecuador...
Fifteen years after Ecuador adopted the U.S. dollar as its official currency, the issue still stirs debate. Dollarization was so unpopular when it was first announced that protesters took over the capital and the government collapsed. The replacement government stuck with the plan—there wasn’t much choice. The Sucre, Ecuador’s native currency, was in the midst of a decade of hyper-inflation which was destroying the economy.
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