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June 9, 2019

"The Life of Animals in Japanese Art"


That's the name of a new show (through August 18)


at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.


Above and below,


a few of the over 300 works


featured in the mammoth 18,000-square-foot show.

June 9, 2019 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Dead Slow


I first saw this phrase on traffic signs like the one above last century when I was in England and instantly was smitten.

It's perfect.

Preparing this post just now and looking for an illustrative photo I happened on the one below, perhaps a legacy from colonial days in Hong Kong.


Whenever I'm in parking lots I think to myself, "Dead Slow, Dead Slow," and I cannot begin to estimate how many accidents I've avoided by backing up so slowly that even if I were to hit someone I wouldn't hurt them.

That's my working definition of "Dead Slow."

Try it, you'll like it.

Or I will refund every penny you paid for this advice.

June 9, 2019 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Most Wikipedia'd resident map of the U.S.

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Mouse over the names for details.

[via my Crack Pittsburgh Correspondent©®]

June 9, 2019 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Stellar portrait captured by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope


From NASA: "A mosaic by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope of the Cepheus C and Cepheus B regions. This image combines data from Spitzer's IRAC and MIPS instruments."

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More background about the image here.

June 9, 2019 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuxedo Wetsuit


'Cause every girl's crazy bout a sharp-dressed diver.




Wait a sec — what's that music I'm hearing?

June 9, 2019 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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