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June 16, 2020

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mormonmonastery:I support the goals of Moses and #LetMyPeopleGo but I’m disappointed to see what...

mormonmonastery:

I support the goals of Moses and #LetMyPeopleGo but I’m disappointed to see what used to be peaceful protests take such a violent turn :( Politely asking Pharaoh to free the Israelites from slavery is more effective than unleashing plague after plague on Egypt. And now I hear that a lot of Israelites are out destroying their own communities by tagging their houses with some kind of gang sign? that’s painted with animal blood? What does that even accomplish? I agree that a whole people being in bondage and having their babies killed is kind of messed up, but it’s still never okay to destroy people’s property with hail and locusts. They need to show more respect to the people who’ve been systemically slaughtering them. Violence never solved anything :( Two wrongs never make a right :( :(

June 16, 2020 02:15 AM

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soul-hammer:audible-smiles:passover and easter gonna have some weird vibes this year, y’allMe,...

soul-hammer:

audible-smiles:

passover and easter gonna have some weird vibes this year, y’all

Me, smearing lamb’s blood on my door to ward off plague: oh wait there’s a holiday happening?

April 11, 2020 08:33 PM

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March 27, 2020

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Twin Cities Free-Mo

March 27, 2020 02:00 AM

Viaduct

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Viaduct

Twin Cities Free-Mo

March 27, 2020 02:00 AM

Barge

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Barge

Twin Cities Free-Mo

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Autorack yard

Twin Cities Free-Mo

March 27, 2020 02:00 AM

March 15, 2020

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Unrelated to any of that, here’s a thumbs-up from Steampunk...



Unrelated to any of that, here’s a thumbs-up from Steampunk Billy Zane on a Segway

March 15, 2020 07:07 PM

December 29, 2019

December 07, 2019

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How to Make Gingerbread

postcardsfromspace:

by Rachel Edidin

(I’ve posted this before, but I keep forgetting to add attribution. And I’m baking today, so.)


INGREDIENTS:

  • 5 1/2 c sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 c vegetable shortening
  • 1 c molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c sugar

1. Make friends with a girl who will become your best friend, but maybe somewhat less than you’ll be hers. Split a Best Friends necklace that you buy for two dollars at the holiday gift bazaar at school.

2. Sift flour, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, loves [sic], and baking soda onto wax paper.

3. Every December, go to your best friend’s house. Sleep over. Her mom will have gingerbread dough waiting to roll and cut and bake and assemble into houses. The lawns will be a thick layer of frosting with green sprinkles. Play with Barbies even though you’re both too old for Barbies. Her mom will make you French toast in the morning and braid your hair. Your mom doesn’t know how to braid hair. Watch National Velvet and Cheetah.

4. In a large bowl, beat shortening with sugar until fluffy light. Beat in molasses and egg. Stir in flour mixture to make a stiff dough. (You will probably need a large spoon to stir in the last portion of the flour; the dough at this point will be too stiff for a mixer.)

5. The Winter your best friend is in rehab (the first time), go anyway. Her mom will have gingerbread dough waiting. Sleep in your best friend’s bed, and take her mom out for breakfast in the morning.

6. Chill several hours or overnight—until dough is firm enough to roll.

7. After a particularly horrible holiday when your best friend ditches you for a boy and you stay up waiting for her until four in the morning, fall out of touch. Decide that you’ve gone out on enough limbs and been left hanging many times too many, and that if she wants to be friends with you, she has your number.

8. Place a sheet of aluminum foil, large enough to line the cookie sheet, on the counter oor [sic] table. Sprinkle lightly with flour. Roll out about ¼ of the dough, intil [sic.] it has a thickness of about one eighth inch. This should just about cover the entire foil/ cookie sheet.

9. Exchange cards and letters with your friend’s mom fairly regularly. Ask for her gingerbread recipe. Bake it in your dorm kitchen, estimating measurements with a coffee mug and soup spoon. Be surprised at how well it turns out.

10. Cut pattern piecesor [sic] cookies in this dough, but leave the cookies on the sheet. (You should leave a half inch between pieces.) Now remove all of the dough in between the cookies oor [sic] gingerbread house pattern pieces. Carefully slide the cookie sheet under the foil, and secure the foil on to the cookie sheet.

11. When your mom calls an hour before you’d normally get up for work, answer the phone. Afterwards, go to work anyway, because you’re not sure what else to do.

12. Bake in a slow oven (300 degrees) for 20 minutes, or until cookies feel firm to the touch. Remove cookie sheet from oven and trim any cookie or house pieces while still warm. Cool cookies on cookie on [sic] a wire rack for 5 minutes, then slide off foil and cool completely.

13. Go to your best friend’s house and help her mom clean out her room. Don’t make gingerbread. Listen while her mom reads aloud from her diary. Cling to each other on the floor of her room and cry until your throat hurts while a legion of porcelain dolls watch impassively from above. Go home with a shoebox full of Barbie clothes.

14. Top with royal icing (simple version).

December 07, 2019 03:37 AM

October 21, 2019

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agoodcartoon:hell yeah Even drew it as a 4-4-0 type engine,...



agoodcartoon:

hell yeah

Even drew it as a 4-4-0 type engine, commonly known as an American.

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proofthatihaveaheart:

nancy and doreen owning my heart with their dinosaur fact corrections

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015) #22 // w: Ryan North, a: Erica Henderson, c: Rico Renzi

With fresh facts like that, you’d think that Ryan North had been writing about dinosaurs for over a decade.

July 23, 2019 12:29 AM

April 21, 2017

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Oh no, it turns out puns ARE bad when they happen to me!
        -- T-Rex, Dinosaur Comics

April 21, 2017 06:17 AM

February 20, 2017

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The world is full of surprises, and I am not in favor of several of them.
	-- Brain Drain, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #12

February 20, 2017 03:17 AM

<fo0bar> great, now I'm a dozen wikipedia levels into the history of AT&T again

February 20, 2017 03:17 AM

October 02, 2016

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The world is full of surprised, and I am not in favor of several of them.
	-- Brain Drain, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #12

October 02, 2016 09:17 AM

September 22, 2016

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  "Sounds ingenious," Gurgeh said.  "Does it work?"
  "So they'd have us believe.  In fact it's used as an excuse for not
giving people a proper trial, and anyway the rich just bribe their way out.
So yes, as far as the rulers are concerned, it works."
	-- Iain M Banks, The Player of Games

September 22, 2016 09:17 AM

August 31, 2016

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In this universe of ours, with its wealth of errors and legends, historical
data and false information, one absolute truth is the fact that Superman is
Clark Kent.  All the rest is open to debate.
	-- Umberto Eco, The Book of Legendary Lands

August 31, 2016 03:17 AM

July 08, 2016

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Why does everyone here have these incredibly cumbersome ways of
sending me messages?  Don't you people have e-mail? 
	-- Randy Waterhouse, Cryptonomicon

July 08, 2016 06:17 AM

<X11R5> Man, appparently people pay serious money for solutions.

July 08, 2016 06:17 AM

May 04, 2016

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May 04, 2016 03:17 PM

September 28, 2015

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<sarah> eat the rich, gain their powers

September 28, 2015 09:17 AM