A Dimm View of Life

Two girls, a boy, a dog, a cat, turtle, a granddaughter and a full time job. My wite and I are just trying to keep up.

Mar 22

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patbaer:

bolto:

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Always reblog. 

i just laughed so much. i mean…

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Mar 3
acongressofowls:

A complete list of all tracks featured in episodes of Night Vale. I intend to keep this list updated as more episodes are released, so you may want to try and Favorite the original post.
"These and More Than These" by Joseph FinkFeatured in Episode 1: PilotListen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"The Bus is Late" by Satellite HighFeatured in Episode 2: Glow CloudListen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"Bill & Annie" by Chuck BrodskyFeatured in Episode 3: Station ManagementListen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"Closer" by The TinyFeatured in Episode 4: PTA MeetingListen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"Jerusalem" by Dan BernFeatured in Episode 5: The Shape in Grove ParkListen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"Aye" by DioFeatured in Episode 6: The DrawbridgeListen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"Despite What You’ve Been Told" by Two GallantsFeatured in Episode 7: History WeekListen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"This Too Shall Pass" by Danny SchmidtFeatured in Episode 8: The Lights in Radon CanyonListen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"Last Song" by Jason WebleyFeatured in Episode 9: “PYRAMID”Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"i Know This" by Rachel KannFeatured in Episode 10: Feral DogsListen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"Cigarette Burns Forever" by Adam GreenFeatured in Episode 11: Wheat & Wheat By-ProductsListen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"Of a Friday Night" by Anais Mitchell(Listed in credits as “The Brightness”)Featured in Episode 12: The CandidateListen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"You Don’t Know" by Mount MoonFeatured in Episode 13: A Story About You.Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"Movement 1: Invocation of the Duke" by daKAH Hip Hop OrchestraFeatured in Episode 14: The Man in the Tan JacketListen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"A Little Irony" by Tom MilsomFeatured in Episode 15: Street Cleaning DayListen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"Those Days Are Gone and My Heart is Breaking" by Barton CarrollFeatured in Episode 16: The Phone CallListen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"Neptune’s Jewels" by MysticFeatured in Episode 17: ValentineListen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"Jews for Jesus Blues" by Clem SnideFeatured in Episode 18: The TravelerListen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"Eliezer’s Waltz" by The Ventura Klezmer BandFeatured in Episode 19A: The Sandstorm(Falsely credited for Episode 19B)Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"Eliezer’s Waltz" by DisparitionFeatured in Episode 19B: The Sandstorm(Falsely credited for Episode 19A)Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"Get Me Home" by Robin AignerFeatured in Episode 20: Poetry WeekListen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"Sni Bong" by Dengue FeverFeatured in Episode 21: A Memory of EuropeListen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"Winifred" by Seth BoyerFeatured in Episode 22: The Whispering ForestListen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"Too Much Time" by John VandersliceFeatured in Episode 23: Eternal ScoutsListen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"Biblical Violence" by HellaFeatured in Episode 24: The MayorListen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"Sunday Morning Stasis" by Joseph FinkFeatured in Episode 25: One Year LaterListen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"Long Gone" by Mary EpworthFeatured in Episode 26: Faceless Old WomanListen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"Team the Best Team" by DoomtreeFeatured in Episode 27: First DateListen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"You and I Belong" by Simone FeliceFeatured in Episode 28: Summer Reading ProgramListen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"Poor in Love" by DestroyerFeatured in Episode 29: SubwayListen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"The Lethal Temptress" by The Mendoza LineFeatured in Episode 30: DanaListen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"Never Be Famous" by HussaloniaFeatured in Episode 31: A Blinking Light up on the MountainListen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"Palabras de papel" by Nelson PobleteFeatured in Episode 32: Yellow HelicoptersListen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"Big Houses" by SqualloscopeFeatured in Episode 33: CassetteListen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"Having Fun" by Tom MilsomFeatured in Episode 34: A Beautiful DreamListen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"Mijn Manier" by BrainpowerFeatured in Episode 35: Lazy DayListen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"Peanuts" by Sam ‘n’ AshFeatured in Episode 36: MissingListen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"Absentee" by Jack CampbellFeatured in Episode 37: The AuctionListen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"Black White and Red" by Emrys CroninFeatured in Episode 38: Orange GroveListen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"Penn Station" by The Felice BrothersFeatured in Episode 39: The Woman from ItalyListen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"Offering" by Black City LightsFeatured in Episode 40: The Deft BowmanListen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"What Have They Done to You Now" by Daniel KnoxFeatured in Episode 41: WALKListen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
"Remember Us" by Gabriel RoyalFeatured in the Live Episode “Condos”Performed at the Bell House in New YorkListen Now - Support the Artist - Purchase the Episode
"Keep It Coming" by Senim SillaFeatured in Episode 42: NumbersListen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode
Last updated: Saturday, March 1st, 2014

acongressofowls:

A complete list of all tracks featured in episodes of Night Vale. I intend to keep this list updated as more episodes are released, so you may want to try and Favorite the original post.

"These and More Than These" by Joseph Fink
Featured in Episode 1: Pilot
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"The Bus is Late" by Satellite High
Featured in Episode 2: Glow Cloud
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"Bill & Annie" by Chuck Brodsky
Featured in Episode 3: Station Management
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"Closer" by The Tiny
Featured in Episode 4: PTA Meeting
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"Jerusalem" by Dan Bern
Featured in Episode 5: The Shape in Grove Park
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"Aye" by Dio
Featured in Episode 6: The Drawbridge
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"Despite What You’ve Been Told" by Two Gallants
Featured in Episode 7: History Week
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"This Too Shall Pass" by Danny Schmidt
Featured in Episode 8: The Lights in Radon Canyon
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"Last Song" by Jason Webley
Featured in Episode 9: “PYRAMID”
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"i Know This" by Rachel Kann
Featured in Episode 10: Feral Dogs
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"Cigarette Burns Forever" by Adam Green
Featured in Episode 11: Wheat & Wheat By-Products
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"Of a Friday Night" by Anais Mitchell
(Listed in credits as “The Brightness”)
Featured in Episode 12: The Candidate
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"You Don’t Know" by Mount Moon
Featured in Episode 13: A Story About You.
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"Movement 1: Invocation of the Duke" by daKAH Hip Hop Orchestra
Featured in Episode 14: The Man in the Tan Jacket
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"A Little Irony" by Tom Milsom
Featured in Episode 15: Street Cleaning Day
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"Those Days Are Gone and My Heart is Breaking" by Barton Carroll
Featured in Episode 16: The Phone Call
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"Neptune’s Jewels" by Mystic
Featured in Episode 17: Valentine
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"Jews for Jesus Blues" by Clem Snide
Featured in Episode 18: The Traveler
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"Eliezer’s Waltz" by The Ventura Klezmer Band
Featured in Episode 19A: The Sandstorm
(Falsely credited for Episode 19B)
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"Eliezer’s Waltz" by Disparition
Featured in Episode 19B: The Sandstorm
(Falsely credited for Episode 19A)
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"Get Me Home" by Robin Aigner
Featured in Episode 20: Poetry Week
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"Sni Bong" by Dengue Fever
Featured in Episode 21: A Memory of Europe
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"Winifred" by Seth Boyer
Featured in Episode 22: The Whispering Forest
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"Too Much Time" by John Vanderslice
Featured in Episode 23: Eternal Scouts
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"Biblical Violence" by Hella
Featured in Episode 24: The Mayor
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"Sunday Morning Stasis" by Joseph Fink
Featured in Episode 25: One Year Later
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"Long Gone" by Mary Epworth
Featured in Episode 26: Faceless Old Woman
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"Team the Best Team" by Doomtree
Featured in Episode 27: First Date
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"You and I Belong" by Simone Felice
Featured in Episode 28: Summer Reading Program
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"Poor in Love" by Destroyer
Featured in Episode 29: Subway
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"The Lethal Temptress" by The Mendoza Line
Featured in Episode 30: Dana
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"Never Be Famous" by Hussalonia
Featured in Episode 31: A Blinking Light up on the Mountain
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"Palabras de papel" by Nelson Poblete
Featured in Episode 32: Yellow Helicopters
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"Big Houses" by Squalloscope
Featured in Episode 33: Cassette
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"Having Fun" by Tom Milsom
Featured in Episode 34: A Beautiful Dream
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"Mijn Manier" by Brainpower
Featured in Episode 35: Lazy Day
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"Peanuts" by Sam ‘n’ Ash
Featured in Episode 36: Missing
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"Absentee" by Jack Campbell
Featured in Episode 37: The Auction
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"Black White and Red" by Emrys Cronin
Featured in Episode 38: Orange Grove
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"Penn Station" by The Felice Brothers
Featured in Episode 39: The Woman from Italy
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"Offering" by Black City Lights
Featured in Episode 40: The Deft Bowman
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"What Have They Done to You Now" by Daniel Knox
Featured in Episode 41: WALK
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

"Remember Us" by Gabriel Royal
Featured in the Live Episode “Condos”
Performed at the Bell House in New York
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Purchase the Episode

"Keep It Coming" by Senim Silla
Featured in Episode 42: Numbers
Listen Now - Support the Artist - Listen to the Episode

Last updated: Saturday, March 1st, 2014

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Feb 18

Hulk the Pooh Commissions by Charles Paul Wilson III [deviantart | comicarthouse | twitter]

[h/t: xombiedirge]

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Dec 15
humansofnewyork:

HONY For The Holidays was an experiment we tried for the first time last year, where we found holiday dinners for people who happened to be stuck in New York with no place to go for Christmas. (The idea emerged from my experience during the early days of HONY, when I was too broke to go home, and spent Christmas Eve at a 24 hour diner. So I know how much it sucks.) My girlfriend organized the whole thing, and we ended up matching about 15 or 20 people with families who had an extra place at the table. It was really cool.
Anyway, my girlfriend is ready to do it again this year. She’s pretty fired up about it, actually. I gently reminded her that the audience is 20x larger this time around, but she was undeterred. She’s had her Excel spreadsheet ready for days, and I even got yelled at last night for not posting anything yet. “I’ll do it tomorrow,” I told her. “You said that yesterday,” she said.
So please, if you can spare an extra spot at the table this Christmas, please be in touch. And if you have no place to go this Christmas, please be in touch. We’ll match you up with somebody, and much cheer will be had. We’ll also make sure everyone is well acquainted before they meet, so there will be no surprises: honyfortheholidays@gmail.com
The attached picture is from one of the dinners last year.
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humansofnewyork:

HONY For The Holidays was an experiment we tried for the first time last year, where we found holiday dinners for people who happened to be stuck in New York with no place to go for Christmas. (The idea emerged from my experience during the early days of HONY, when I was too broke to go home, and spent Christmas Eve at a 24 hour diner. So I know how much it sucks.) My girlfriend organized the whole thing, and we ended up matching about 15 or 20 people with families who had an extra place at the table. It was really cool.

Anyway, my girlfriend is ready to do it again this year. She’s pretty fired up about it, actually. I gently reminded her that the audience is 20x larger this time around, but she was undeterred. She’s had her Excel spreadsheet ready for days, and I even got yelled at last night for not posting anything yet.
“I’ll do it tomorrow,” I told her.
“You said that yesterday,” she said.

So please, if you can spare an extra spot at the table this Christmas, please be in touch. And if you have no place to go this Christmas, please be in touch. We’ll match you up with somebody, and much cheer will be had. We’ll also make sure everyone is well acquainted before they meet, so there will be no surprises: honyfortheholidays@gmail.com

The attached picture is from one of the dinners last year.

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When you send an email:

Please include GUEST or HOST in SUBJECT LINE
- HOST: include how many people in host party, ages, approximate location, what time they will be eating, and how many guests they can host
- GUEST: include age(s) and approximate location

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Dec 9

jessandlen:

uptightcitizen:

corypalmer:

britajames:

claireayoublaughingatthings:

avcnyc:

ohthatsdope:

iamayoungfeminist:

blvcknvy:

Licia Ronzulli, member of the European Parliament, has been taking her daughter Vittoria to the Parliament sessions for two years now.

 

I’m sorry but women get shit done. In fact, not sorry. 

One day that little girl will either kill us or rule us.

Instant re-blog

Awesome! 

The first time I saw this a while back, I just thought “huh, cool.” But it really just hit me what immersion like this can really do during those developmental years. This little girl will have Parliamentary procedure in her bones. That’s crazy. And still very cool.

Hey, look what happens when people don’t make a big deal out if stuff like this. Guess what? A big deal does not get made. There would be a shitstorm if someone tried to do this in America. The mother in question would also be expected to either quit her job or find daycare.

One of my best friends took the time to warn her employer that she was pregnant and get them to agree to a set up that would be beneficial to both her and the company. After the baby came and it came time to make good, the company pulled out and said it was because it wasn’t fair to other people. She was gradually forced out of her job and my friend went from managing a successful store to having to endure a debate over whether they were going to pay her the top wage for a cashier.

I say this from experience and I have way more instances to back this up: The grocery store that rhymes with Raider Moe’s is a misogynist boys’ club that literally hates women.

Important!

There are so many stories like this. We don’t hear them enough!

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Oct 19

I would like everyone to know that the teachers in the English Dept at Alamogordo HS do not agree with the knee jerk reaction of pulling Neverwhere from the Dept. library. It has been successful as a supplemental novel and since our goal is to get students engaged and encourage their thinking, this novel is a keeper — the students love it. The passage the parent is referring to is not graphic, but it is an adult type situation…a very briefly visited one.

I am sorry our school administrators did not stand up and support the material the way we all would have expected them to do. Also, as much as we hate to expose anyone for not speaking the truth, this parent had publicly stated that the school was “forcing” her student to read the novel (not true), and she also stated that the school never offered her daughter an alternate selection when she objected to Neverwhere. This statement is one that we will vehemently deny. The mother is stating inaccurate comments publicly. I work with the teacher in question – a very capable and intelligent young woman that is an asset to the English Dept.- and she immediately provided an alternate novel to the student as soon as the mother made the first known objection to Gaiman’s novel.

We simply cannot stand for banning a book for hundreds of students this year and in the years to come because a single parent objected over one brief passage on ONE page. Making inaccurate comments about the teacher (whom the parent chose not to even meet, but publicly disrespected her and questioned her credentials in spite of that), saying we forced anyone to read a text she objected to, or stating that no alternative assignment was offered is absolutely false. Teachers are sensitive to the needs of their students.

Our students have enjoyed Gaiman’s novel for almost ten years, and it saddens us to think that our future students will not have the same opportunity.

The teachers in the English Dept are opposed to any form of censorship. This situation is being handled incorrectly, it makes our school and our town appear as if we are fine with suspending the use of a book that is used by middle and high schools across the country and around the globe. We are not fine with it, and we want people to know that.

Kathy Wallis commenting in School Library Journal on the banning of NEVERWHERE at Alamogordo High School, New Mexico.

The original article reported from the parent’s point of view has gotten nationwide play, can we boost the signal on this as well please?

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Jul 7
chicagocubs:

Travis Wood was selected to represent the Cubs on the 2013 NL All-Star team. Reblog to congratulate him! 

Great job!!!!

chicagocubs:

Travis Wood was selected to represent the Cubs on the 2013 NL All-Star team. Reblog to congratulate him! 

Great job!!!!


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What needs reviewing?

Man of Steel!


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