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We're looking at some new chairs for the next home. I told Bob that it was of utmost importance that we get timeless furniture that can make an impression on our guests that we are people of refined cultivation who spent years on a liberal arts education to make a distinction with good taste and erudition. These two choices uphold that prestigious sense of learned luxury.

#CactiMeansComfort #luxurylabels   #oldmoney  
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Suddenly I'm hungry and thirsty.
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The FitBit Cheat-O-Matic

Goodness gracious: I laughed out loud reading this article: (http://goo.gl/xaXUwS)

The Video is even more hilarious: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rrRFW0j5Vk

#fitbit #fitness  
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I know exactly , what you mean , I go from 2-3 hours , working hard at it , I have good days on it and some days , I get to relaxed , but I will not. Quit , yes,it is hard , but at the end of the day ,it is still all good because ,it is better to move it and lose it at a nice pace ,better then sitting or lay gaining , so I will take the first part , 
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CheatBit

I'm officially coining the word.
Hopefully, Oxford, or Urban Dictionary will pick it up this year.

I always tell my students, "When you cheat, you're only cheating yourself." This applies to all aspects of our lives.
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I'm still trying to determine if it's competitive feeling with me. I think mostly, I'm like "oh no! Everyone's up and moving and my fat patootie is still stuck here!" But when I look at crazy fitbit step counts (whether they are real or fake - which I accidentally discovered could be done through logged activities), it just opens up a gateway of possibilities. I then say, "gee, I wonder if I could get to this number. Now, if you're lying, and I see your number...I'm going to actually duplicate that number the honest way. I got off the chair. So really, what does it matter if someone is bs'ing or not? They're only cheating themselves. lol

It would have been hilariously poignant if bragi meant "brag" in Italian.
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Frank W. Benson in North Haven, Maine.

original here: http://goo.gl/fN6JvL
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After swirlie?
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Mary Ellen Mark 1940 - 2015

If I had to sum up playing the piano in one image, it would be this one. Just the wonder of making a sound in an empty room, not counting the hearts emanating from the keys. What a great photographer!

source: http://www.maryellenmark.com/text/magazines/life/905W-000-029.html

h/t" +Jeff Moore #photography  
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I took at least 2 workshops from her and attended several of her lectures. 
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What separates The Self-Portrait from a Selfie (aside from the g-string)

The Self-Portrait is a unique craft. I have shot near 10,000 "selfies," in my lifetime, and I can confidently say there's only been about 2 shots at best when I felt I had captured the essence of who I was as a person. Of course, I shoot the selfies as a time stamp, not art.

Maybe I'm just a mediocre photog.

Anyway, I love these two self-portraits of photographer Sarah Angelina Acland. Photographers who are acquainted with that sly camera gaze always regard the lens with a tinge of caution as one does an adversarial colleague who won't think twice about spilling the beans on your less flattering traits. Keep your enemies close, as they say.

I just got the book btw. It's fantastic. Nothing like the photos you see online. I think the interweb is so enchanted with her nascent color work, her superb monochromatic half plate negative shots are  underrepresented online. Check it out: http://goo.gl/qaSP7T

#lookmamanoducklips
#selfies #photography
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Hey don't joke about something like that +james kalin: I've seen how hard he hits that "add to cart" button on amazon.com. It's scary.
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This is how women get asked out in Iselin, New Jersey.

I also had my cellphone with me yesterday when I was driving through, and I got a chance to film a cop pulling some locals over: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGC5rtQ3-Ro
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 Believe me, that's the dumbest idea ever. I can be in, pump my own gas and be out in 2 minutes...OR I can waste 15 minutes each time waiting for someone to pump my gas while my mind turns into Jell-O: http://goo.gl/TS7dmA
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"(He) shredded everything that came before him, and it’ll never be done again"

new documentary out about Jaco Pastorius: http://goo.gl/Nd9LY7

Jaco tears it up on the bass here: https://youtu.be/C-gbGEprDoA?t=2m11s
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Lucky to get it back. Have found music +Pristine S. that way myself. My dad had a 78 called Jazz, Swing, and Blues. That I hung onto and did not recognize for what it was till years later. https://youtu.be/i8sn67HeMKU
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"Qing dynasty, Buddhist master Hong Yi worked with his student, cartoonist Feng Zikai, on producing a series of educational cartoons and short stories opposing the slaughter of animals for meat. These were carved onto rocks in Putuo Mountain, a sacred site for Buddhists, so people could read and rethink their choices."

(from: http://goo.gl/iBPCOh)

The Art of Feng Zikai http://goo.gl/Kj132w

"Many of these works are straightforward messages about the virtues of not killing animals for food, or of nurturing a humble respect for living things....Feng’s complex image—a memory of life in Japan, or even semi-colonial Shanghai—is inscribed by Hongyi with an historical poem, and an explanation of the dish’s macabre symbolism of this “vicious cycle” of killing."
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You young kids need to come on over and show me how to steam clean my clothes with this newfangled gizmo. I wanted to get the Jiffy Steamer for years (http://goo.gl/CVq2jh) but held off for a better buy.

Hopefully this will take the wrinkles out of my woolen Amish skirts.
At long last, bona fide Steam Machines are coming into view.
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woolie undies not steam them - shudder - grin.
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Portrait of a fourth-rank official by an anonymous painter. Oil on paper. Qing dynasty, 18th century. The George Crofts Collection. Gift of Mrs. H.D. Warren. 921.32.74

Beautiful rich colors.

Dude's achieving awesome air.

I'll have what he's having please.

more here: http://www.alaintruong.com/archives/2013/05/28/27269024.html
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Andrei Tarkovsky's The Mirror / Zerkalo / Зеркало

Yay! I finally made the purchase after years of mulling it over. (I have the Kino / R.u.s.s.i.c.o. dvd Editions) This is my favorite movie of all time. I guess you could consider it my personal Citizen Kane or personal Godfather or personal Jersey Shore Shark Attack.

One problem. No English subtitles. Well, for me, that's not an issue because I've pretty much committed it to memory. The meaty lines are from Tarkovsky's father's poetry anyway. In pop American culture, I would have to say that Terence Malick's Tree of Life borrowed heavily from this film, The Mirror. No surprise, since next to Eisenstein, Tarkovsky is probably regarded as the greatest Russkie filmmaker.

From the opening scene where the metaphor of the creative process as learning to articulate via copying is portrayed as a boy being hypnotized to conquer his stuttering problem, through iterations of Pieter Bruegel's paintings, and a visual fugue advancing J.S. Bach's four vocal counterpoints in the form of interspersing narratives between different generations of a family, showing how we are ghosts of our ancestors, to the final creation mystery of Christian symbolism, this movie gives nearly as much as a John Waters classic.

I once attended a restored viewing of this film at Lincoln Center. I was a bit intimidated by all those New York cultural mavens - I mean come on! me? a real real New Jersoid housewife in an arthouse full of well-read intelligentsia? But by intermission time, we were all chatting it up by the coffee stand (Bob says you need a lot of coffee to make it through any Tarkovsky film, he thinks The Expendables was too slow). I was telling some old Russian bloke that my Bach fugal theory of Tarkovsky shots are essentially a variation of Glenn Gould's counterpoint voices in his interviews with Canadian residents in The Solitude Trilogy. He was like "hmmpfh! really!"

You can watch the entire film here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Yn9q25NWAw)  and then mute/block/report/uncircle me.
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The same youtube poster put up a newer, better edition, also with subtitles. I think this one is HD/1080:  Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Yn9q25NWAw
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I'm Not The Man I Used To Be
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Milltone Head Recordings (cat no.MHR001)

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Free Slurpee Day: 7-Eleven goes big(ger) this 7/11 (+video)
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His message of peace is now going viral across the Internet.

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Moving testimony to the British army's loss of life in Afghanistan
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National Anthem
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First portrait of The Duchess of Cambridge
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The first official painted portrait of The Duchess of Cambridge has been commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery, where it is unveiled

Alien, Acid for Blood
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Dallas and the crew find out the hard way that the Alien has acid for blood!

Spring photography | Alik Griffin Photography
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Seventeen years have passed, I remind Gore Vidal, since he told a reporter: