May 2017 Blog Posts (276)

Caption this photo, plus a poem from Fark.Com

     My submission: "Guess which person just farted." I'm sure you clever lot can do better.

     OK, on to this, also from Fark and written by a poster named Twilight Zone, whom I would very much like to meet in real life. If I met people in real life, that is.

Oh Donnie…

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Added by Boanerges on May 27, 2017 at 1:05pm — 12 Comments

Personal Note: Call for a Kidney

 This will lead my radio episodes for a time. 

I begin today w a personal note…and w some reluctance bc I like to draw the line between the public and the personal. Our World has become a talk-show where people are too often seen as churlish if they as yet are wont to draw distinctions betw public and private life. And…

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Added by Jonathan Wolfman on May 27, 2017 at 12:41pm — 6 Comments

1-Sentence: Jared 'n Ollie

Jared Kushner and his network of witting or unwitting spies will, as the truth of these breathtaking games outs, will move even the most churlish to regard, say, Ollie North a national hero. …

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Added by Jonathan Wolfman on May 27, 2017 at 7:00am — 12 Comments

Feminist Gift-Shopping is Man's Work

High school graduation time is here, which means that over-achieving young women across America are preparing for the next phase of their lives–matriculation (which is not as painful as it sounds) at an expensive four-year liberal arts college. One of them is the daughter of friends.…

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Added by Con Chapman on May 27, 2017 at 3:55am — No Comments

Been awhile

It's been a few days.  This Parkinson like thing going on right now…

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Added by Michael Todd Cheeseman on May 27, 2017 at 3:54am — 5 Comments

Melania Trump Wears $51,500 Jacket to Meet G7 Spouses

Melania Trump Wears $51,500 Jacket to Meet G7 Spouses:  Melania Trump raised a few eyebrows when she wore a bright, floral $51,500 Dolce & Gabbana jacket to meet with her fellow G7 spouses in Sicily this week, a sum which is more than most Americans make in an entire…

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Added by Johnny Robish on May 26, 2017 at 9:39pm — 4 Comments

INTEGRAL

INTEGRAL…

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Added by The Songbird on May 26, 2017 at 9:30pm — 5 Comments

All You Need is Love

I have been antsy for the past couple of days, jazzed up for no good reason that I could think of. I slept for about 15 hours last night because the flip side of jazzed is sleep. The jazzy hit again as I was killing time at work today. I had a counseling appointment at 2:00 p.m., and everything in me was saying to skip it and go home and mow. Counseling was supposed to get over at 3:00 but it is always late,…

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Added by Phyllis on May 26, 2017 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

THE RED FLAG PRESENTS: BUY ME A BUDGET OR MONEY TALKS AND BULLSHIT WALKS

David Callahan in The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age (2017) explains how philanthropy is now an economic racket for control of American society.  Callahan states that decades ago, in…

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Added by mary gravitt on May 26, 2017 at 12:22pm — 1 Comment

I Wish I Had a Photographic Memory

The attentive reader notes that the quote preamble to these endeavors (not, alas, here on Our Salon, or I can't figure out how to do it!) has changed structure some over the years. These days, the top few are (semi-)permanent, while the middle change every now and again as part of the housecleaning, while the last turns over on Sunday (if I remember!).

Among the permanent is the quote from Ernst Haas ("They wished to dance in a circle. I wished to dance solo./1983"), which he spoke…

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Added by Robert Young on May 26, 2017 at 9:12am — No Comments

My Artsy-Fartsy Robot Pal

An Art Degree Could Give You a Leg Up on the Robots

Submishmash, linking to article on Quartz



“Thanks, but I’m actually dating Julio.  And Evan.”

We were sitting in Life Drawing 101 when I noticed the new guy roll into the back of class.  He was sleek, with a steely look, although I couldn’t tell if it was actually titanium.  So many of the newer bots are…

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Added by Con Chapman on May 26, 2017 at 4:27am — No Comments

INOSPHERE

INOSPHERE…



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Added by The Songbird on May 25, 2017 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

Trump Pushes His Way to the Front of NATO Leaders

Trump Pushes His Way to the Front of NATO Leaders:  People around the world are expressing shock at how US President Donald Trump appears to shove Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Marković out of the way in order to get to the front of the line during a tour of the NATO Headquarters.  OK, but in his defense, he may have thought it was the lunch line.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on May 25, 2017 at 9:18pm — 2 Comments

Rolando's Way Declassified



Sometimes I write for therapy, to help me move past something. Actually, I mostly write for that. Sometimes it works, a lot of times it doesn't and it simply becomes part of a larger festering. That is what happened with my…

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Added by cheshyre on May 25, 2017 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Not Too Old To Dream

None of us are too old to dream.

I dream about taking off without a map.

My cat dreams about being out on her own some day too.

We connect in that regard despite the reality that it may not happen soon.

It's just a dream.

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I was headed back from the veterinarian's this a.m with my Bengal and had the community college jazz station on. Nat King Cole was singing an old classic with violinist Stuff Smith accompanying.

A…

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Added by alsoknownas on May 25, 2017 at 1:00pm — 27 Comments

One sentence post: Profound observation about gay marriage by a retiring Conservative rabbi who changed his mind over time

"Part of my evolution, part of the world's evolution, is it's not about sex, it's about love."

Rabbi Eli Havivi, Temple Beth David, Greensboro, NC

Added by koshersalaami on May 25, 2017 at 11:01am — 94 Comments

A Cynical Question for a Thursday.

What do you wanna bet that this A-hole gets elected?

...and here's the video:…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on May 25, 2017 at 7:30am — 21 Comments

What We Talk About When We Talk About Photosynthesis



Minimalist/realist short-story writer Raymond Carver was fired from his job as an editor of science textbooks because of his inappropriate writing style.

Wikipedia

Photosynthesis is an important process. I mean it’s extremely important. It’s the source of food for almost all organisms on earth. Except for Doreen, my wife, who lives on cheese curls and diet soda except when we have company over. Which isn’t all that often. Her brother,…

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Added by Con Chapman on May 25, 2017 at 4:30am — 10 Comments

Question for a Thursday

This is somewhat of a follow up to the question I raised on Tuesday:

Is having any job better than having no job at all?

Added by Ron Powell on May 25, 2017 at 12:11am — 18 Comments

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