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January 25, 2022

Dark side of the moon

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Dark side of the moon photographed in full sunlight by NASA's Deep Space Climate Observatory.

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

January 25, 2022 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

'Great Art Cities Explained: London'

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In the first of a new series, James Payne and Joanne Shurvell combine their love of art and travel as they look at less well known museums in cities around the world.

In "Great Art Cities Explained: London,", they visit three museums whose collections were started by mavericks: The Sir John Soane's Museum, The Wallace Collection, and Kenwood House.

They feature works by Vermeer, Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Canaletto, and Hogarth.

January 25, 2022 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

The four elements of a good place to live

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 Privacy

 Light

Quiet*

A view

Lagniappe: near water.

I read this somewhere maybe 30-40 years ago.

It's always struck me as true.

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*You might well think, "Is he crazy?" 

How is Frank Lloyd Wright's "Fallingwater" (above) "quiet?"

I spent an afternoon there in the waning days of the twentieth century.

At first the sound of the rushing water was overwhelming.

By the time I left, I wasn't even aware of it, my internal settings having undergone a profound reset.

Try it, you'll like it.

January 25, 2022 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

'Nothing Compares 2 U' — Prince (1984)

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This is previously unseen rehearsal footage of Prince & The Revolution from the summer of 1984.

It was in this very room at Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse in Eden Prairie, Minnesota that Prince created and committed to tape one of his most beloved and iconic compositions, which six years later would become a worldwide hit for Sinead O'Connor.

Prince's original studio version of "Nothing Compares 2 U" is presented here for the first time.

Video directed by Andrea Gelardin and Ruth Hogben.

January 25, 2022 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Oscar Mayer Bologna Hydrogel Sheet Face Mask

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From websites:

Our bologna has as nickname and it's B-E-A-U-T-Y.

No, this sheet mask is not real bologna.

Put it on your face, not your sandwich.

The masks — made in partnership with premier Korean beauty and skincare company Seoul Mamas — are designed to resemble slices of the deli meat, mimicking its instantly recognizable color.

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They include hydrating and restoring hydrogel that promotes skin elasticity, improves hydration and moisture retention, offers anti-inflammatory benefits, and provides protection for the skin.

The ingredient list for the masks includes witch hazel, collagens, and "seaweed-derived ingredients" to keep your face hydrated.

And, according to the Amazon product listing, the whole bologna thing "induces unparalleled serotonin surges and a prolific amount of selfies."

The packaging is also marked with a bright red, all-caps warning that reads "DO NOT EAT BOLOGNA MASKS."

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$4.99.

January 25, 2022 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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