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Benjamin Smith
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We got a new cat bed for +Nimitz and +Samantha.

As of about five minutes after bringing it home, they seem to be okay with this situation.
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2016-04-29
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Heh.  So I was wondering a while back if it'd be practical to build the machine from Animusic's "Pipe Dream" or something similar to it...and, well, apparently so, because it looks like someone did.

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Regular spam mail is mildly annoying, but easily dealt with and not really a big deal.

Spam mail that actively vandalizes/defaces my possessions is...somewhat infuriating.

Evidently, someone came around to put up one of those glossy coupon-flyer-doorhanger things for +Round Table Pizza, but decided the arduous walk up the front steps was simply too much for their legs to bear.  So, instead, they put the flyer under one of my car's windshield wipers.

Then it rained.  Thanks to the combination of the wiper blade's pressure and the rain, when I tried to remove the flyer, I found that about half of the flyer's glossy surface has transferred onto the glass, like a T-shirt design.  There's no real substance to peel it away, just the pattern having melted onto the glass.

Hopefully I can scrape this crap off without permanently damaging my windshield.  Or maybe buy some Gu-Gone or something to help dissolve it away.  But, well...I'm willing to spend two seconds throwing away junk mail, but spending multiple minutes scraping and/or spending some money on an adhesive remover is a bit higher of a cost than I'm willing to tolerate for spam mail I didn't want in the first place.

I don't think this is +Round Table Pizza's fault directly, as such - while I could complain that the glossy finish allows for this kind of transfer effect, the flyer was clearly meant to be hung on a door.  I'm just upset that the evident laziness of a flyer-passer-outer has meant that their saving a couple seconds has resulted in the defacing of my car's relatively new windshield, and that I'll have to spend non-trivial amounts of time and effort to fix it.

(So, naturally, I'm here writing this rant post on G+ instead of just getting around to doing that.  <_<)

(I'm neglecting, here, the possibility that the person passing out flyers is disabled or otherwise unable to climb stairs because...well...if that's the case, they probably shouldn't be the person assigned to pass out door-hanger flyers.)
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2016-01-29
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Keyboard fun: Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565, on a floor piano

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This is amazing in every aspect.
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I think +Nimitz and +Samantha weren't quite ready for +Amber Yust to leave on her trip...

Nimitz seems to be consoling herself about her absence by causing trouble and pretending he doesn't know what he did.

(Note that he apparently carried this garlic bulb a good 20 feet just so he could mash fragments of its skin into the blanket.)  
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2015-10-16
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This is an excellent example of people going "you know what, we don't need validation to have fun."

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#rekt   #360noscope  
The archer fish preys on on land-dwelling insects by shooting them down with a jet of powerful water that they spit. 

#ScienceEveryday   #Biology   #GIFs  

via: http://scienceshenanigans.tumblr.com/post/103135072630/currentsinbiology-educational-gifs
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