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Spawn of alien life form. 
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Could be that it was a more typical mushroom but the skin rotted back?
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Norman Lear, television producer of "All in the Family" and "Sanford and Sons" 

"You feel like there are topics that are still taboo among the cable networks and even for TV to tell it all?" 

"I think there's only one topic that I can think of that we don't get enough of. And that is helping us to understand who we are in this world. Who we are as Americans. I don't think our government helps us look in the mirror and see ourselves directly and clearly. ...I think we've come to believe that we were God's chosen."

https://www.audiosear.ch/a/1078/all-in-the-family-producer-norman-lear-a-life-of-pushing-boundaries
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Whoa. Some alien life form is hibernating in my citrus bush. Anyone have an idea what this thing is? Should I leave it there, stick it in a jar until it comes out, or run to the store for a flame thrower? 
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I didn't realize it was a cocoon. 
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(singing) Don't know much about ge-om-etry.
 
Dog Struggles to Get Giant Stick Across Narrow Bridge

After some attempts, Theo the dog finally manages to succeed at what had once seemed impossible.

This animated gif was excerpted from a YouTube video.

Watch here>>
http://www.tastefullyoffensive.com/2015/05/dog-struggles-to-get-giant-stick-across.html

Gif source>>
http://38.media.tumblr.com/0d5f4f4ece6f4d4bf6d40f555c2caa2a/tumblr_norf3cdeI11s2yegdo1_400.gif


#animals   #dogs  
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The dog probably optimised the solution through differential calculus. Or maybe just got lucky.
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Funding for KQED Arts is provided by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.  And also members of KQED.  #KQED #Graffiti #Hewlett

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2hgKsrOvkk&list=PLeGdTT0--8KiRILOGO4HgS5cC4S2NpdTa&index=1
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Forecast for the coast: bubbly.
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Shake a shimmy in his hide ? It doesn't get any better than that.

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Hmm... I just started getting Google Plus notifications on my phone and tablet.  That's new.  There must be a setting somewhere I need to tweak.
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Further observation - I see that these are only notices from "communities" where I have notifications turned on for those communities.  I could see someone wanting to monitor a community. Nothing that urgent in mine.
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Bravery in the face of overwhelming lack of respect.
 
By now you've surely heard of the Tuskeegee Airmen, the segregated and finally truly celebrated fighter pilots of WWII. Maybe even heard the story of their leader, Benjamin O. Davis, Jr, the first African-American Air Force General. 

But you probably don't know that when Benjamin O. Davis, Jr graduated from West Point in 1936, he became the second of only two black commissioned officers serving in the US Army. 

The other officer was his father, Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. 

Born in Washington, DC, July 1, 1877, Davis Sr. had a surprisingly quiet upbringing. He went on to college at Howard University in 1897, but dropped out to join the Army in a volunteer unit the following year to fight in the Spanish-American War. He spent the few months at war as the only black officer on the US side, and was mustered out at the end of the war in 1899.

Military life had agreed with him. Unable to get a regular Army commission as an officer, he decided to enlist as a Private in the 9th Calvary (Buffalo Soldiers). After just under 2 years, he was commissioned as a 2nd LT, making him one of only 6 total black officers commissioned between the end of the Civil War and WWII. 

Being a black officer meant limited duty stations. He couldn't be assigned to command over white troops in the segregated military. He spent most of the years between the 9th and 10th Calvary. In between assignments with the Buffalo Soldiers, a series of military attache jobs (always in countries where his color was not likely to interfere with his duties as it often was at home), and stints as a professor of military history at Wilberforce University in Ohio and the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama kept him moving about. 

Despite being the only black officer most of the years he was serving, he never lost faith in his country. And eventually that faith and hard work won out, if only because of WWII. He became the first African-American General in the US Army in 1940. The same week, President Roosevelt decided to create a unit of African-American pilots. 

He retired finally in 1948, with an amazing 50 years of service. The same year that President Truman decided to finally honor him and the other WWII veterans by desegregating the military. 

Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. Remember him as you remember all those who came after him this Memorial Day. 

#MemorialDayTheHiddenStories

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I was recently surprised to learn that someone I thought knew better seemed to be entirely unaware of the issues surrounding the routine use of antibiotic soap.  So...

#1. The FDA has found no evidence that soaps and body washes containing triclosan are any more effective than regular soap.  There is no reason to buy in to the "antibiotic" sales hype.

#2. There are issues with triclosan in the waste stream - effects on the environment and the potential for contributing to antibiotic resistance in bacteria.

#3.  I was surprised to learn they've discovered that triclosan in toothpaste can reduce gingivitis - however if you follow normal dental care, you wouldn't have the need.  It's all more about marketing that true need.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triclosan#Environmental_concerns
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I was freaked out to see it in the toothpaste samples from the dentist. I usually buy natural toothpaste with fluoride. If nothing else, I greatly prefer the flavor.
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How to match the background with uncanny precision. 
The same light-sensitive pigment found in their eyes exists in their skin
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They also might want to avoid sunburn? Interesting that the "eye" is a localized refinement of this ☺ In an evolutionary sense, even plants have photosensitivity. 
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I was a lot smarter then.  Yeah, the glasses look a little crooked. I think they got smashed a few times by bullies.
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Gee whizz, I had the same hairstyle. This is why the 70's, should stay in the 70's.
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