Birthday # 63
Truth

Truth

Ownership is one thing.  Unregistered guns, used in crime, is another.  Gee, I wonder how our gun transfer laws became so lax?   Could it be the NRA/gun and ammo manufacturers lobby?

Ownership is one thing. Unregistered guns, used in crime, is another. Gee, I wonder how our gun transfer laws became so lax? Could it be the NRA/gun and ammo manufacturers lobby?

theatlantic:

What’s Closer To Texas Than Texas Is To Itself?

This map shows (roughly) how large the Lone Star State is. Points in the map’s red section are closer to somewhere in Texas than the opposite sides of Texas are to each other.
That’s right: You can be in Fargo, or Atlanta, or San Diego … and be closer to Texas than Texas is to itself.
That’s what the map above says. Texas is big.
Read more. [Image: mostwrong / Reddit]


Let’s slice Alaska in half so that Texas will be the third largest state.Big is just big.  So what?

theatlantic:

What’s Closer To Texas Than Texas Is To Itself?

This map shows (roughly) how large the Lone Star State is. Points in the map’s red section are closer to somewhere in Texas than the opposite sides of Texas are to each other.

That’s right: You can be in Fargo, or Atlanta, or San Diego … and be closer to Texas than Texas is to itself.

That’s what the map above says. Texas is big.

Read more. [Image: mostwrong / Reddit]

Let’s slice Alaska in half so that Texas will be the third largest state.
Big is just big. So what?

flavorpill:

Dinner tonight will be served a la Dr. Suess!

Freaky Foods: Photographer Lawrie Brown Offers a Dementedly Colorful Menu

Alfred Hitchcock once served all blue food at a dinner party.

Sad as it is as it is it is undeniably true that it would have been horrible if the kid had had a gun.

Sad as it is as it is it is undeniably true that it would have been horrible if the kid had had a gun.

smartgirlsattheparty:

outofprintclothing:

Happy Birthday, Barbara Kingsolver!

Happy Birthday to a fellow Smart Girl!

smartgirlsattheparty:

outofprintclothing:

Happy Birthday, Barbara Kingsolver!

Happy Birthday to a fellow Smart Girl!

newshour:

washingtonpost:

silentgiantla:

Animated artwork by Rebecca Mock

Fine, detailed and subtle animated artwork created by New York illustrator Rebecca Mock. Apparently the animated gif back to stay, gradually more and more people are exploring this old format and customers asking for shouting. Several of these illustrations were created for the New York Times or The Warlus magazine.

Beautiful gif art. <3

The art of the subtle gif.

mypubliclands:

It’s Arbor Week in Oregon! (Not to be confused with Arbor Day on April 25th… Oregon needs an entire week to celebrate all our trees!) So how do we kick off the festivity? How about by saluting Oregon’s very own Doerner Fir, the WORLD’s tallest Douglas fir. Watch at: http://bit.ly/1hxPKEh

This is one big tree

mypubliclands:

It’s Arbor Week in Oregon! (Not to be confused with Arbor Day on April 25th… Oregon needs an entire week to celebrate all our trees!) So how do we kick off the festivity? How about by saluting Oregon’s very own Doerner Fir, the WORLD’s tallest Douglas fir.

Watch at: http://bit.ly/1hxPKEh

This is one big tree

smartgirlsattheparty:

sam-clay:

Malala Yousafzai, in a 2011 interview with CNN, discussing her activism on behalf of girls seeking education in Pakistan.

We love Malala!

Heroine. Intelligent. Courageous. Amazing.