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Yeah, I'm usually not one to share spider pictures... But look at him! He's a fiesta on eight legs! 
Meet the Gorgeous Peacock Spider ... Amusing Planet - " ... The male of this species has two rounded, most brilliantly colored skin-like flaps on either side of his abdomen that are folded down close against the sides of the body, like a shawl. The brilliant colouring is not just for decoration, he uses it when he courts his mate. To get the attention of the female spider the male first waves his legs, vibrate his abdomen and moves from side to side. He also raises his third legs which have a brush of black bristles and the white-tipped ends. And then like a peacock, he raises the two magnificently coloured flaps and dances for the female. ..." more: http://www.amusingplanet.com/2012/12/meet-most-gorgeous-peacock-spider.html
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Valuable info from Forrester.

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Husted is abusing his office. The supposedly bipartisan Secretary of State is also active in the Republican voter suppression organization True the Vote, and in fact was scheduled to be a speaker at an event before The Rachel Maddow Show revealed his participation. (Then suddenly he couldn't attend.)

I miss the days when people who were supposed to be impartial at least tried their best to act impartial.

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A Republican inside the machine finally comes clean about the fact that voter fraud is a completely partisan myth.

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Well, I don't have a lobster joke for Halloween, but how about this one (courtesy of Ellen DeGeneres):

What do you get when you drop a pumpkin?



Squash.

instantrimshot.com

Happy Halloween, everyone!

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W00t! Good news for San Diego.

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If I lived in Vancouver (and had money), I would totally buy a car from the dealers here. Go bunnies!

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Well, that's an interesting find... Wow.

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Holy cow. What a project!

Also, imagine a rainy day in this arboreal abode... so cozy.
Livin´ like a boss... 

The Ultimate "Tree House" by Robert Harvey Oshatz

There’s the tree house your Dad built for you in the backyard, and then there’s the tree house Robert Harvey Oshatz built in the forests of Portland, Oregon. Designed in 1997 and completed in 2004, the Wilkinson Residence is in perfect harmony with its surroundings. Built on a steep sloping lot, the living space resides amongst the forest canopy, making your morning coffee most enjoyable. With more curves than Lombard Street, the Wilkinson Residence is a property you have to see to believe.

Project Details
- Project Name: Wilkinson Residence
- Site Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
- Architect: Robert Harvey Oshatz
- Project Type: Residential
- Client: Roy Wilkinson
- Site Area: 2200 square meters (23,680 sq. ft)
- Built-up Area: 480 square meters (5,162 sq. ft)
- Designed in 1997, construction completed in 2004

All information and images courtesy of: http://www.oshatz.com/text/wilkinson.htm

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Hysterical.
5 Other “Improved” Famous Paintings by Brian Feldman
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