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Local Color in the Neighborhood

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 17 hours ago. 27 Replies

It's getting on toward peak color season here on the North Coast.  I'm lucky enough to have some truly beautiful examples of it literally right outside my door and a short walk around.  So I thought I'd break out the Olympus and record some…Continue

Tags: trees, local color, autumn, fall

Fall is already here--do you celebrate the holiday season?

Started by Deidre. Last reply by Nick Bottom Oct 15. 25 Replies

I took a brief hiatus from here, and decided to come back. I've missed you guys, and hope you are all doing well. Hard to believe that fall is around the cornerThere's not much of a fall where I live. Having said that, I love Halloween. I don't…Continue

I put my trust in my cancer fighting teams

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 6. 16 Replies

So, something made you ill,then God waited until many people petitioned him,then made you well again.Something makes people around the world illthen no amount of people petitioning Godmakes them well again.Cancer made me ill,I want no one to…Continue

blu (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Oct 3. 10 Replies

After what has seemed like a very long hiatus, TheraminTrees is BACK.  No great surprise, not only hasn't he lost a step, he may actually have gained a few!  That said, may I present:bluContinue

Tags: blu, YouTube, TheraminTrees

Don't leave your keys on your desk: company copies keys from photos for $6

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat Sep 23. 8 Replies

"Keys Duplicated" will make a copy of your house key from smartphone photos, for anyone with a credit card.…Continue

Tags: stealth key copying, stealth key duplication, key copying, key copying from photos, stealth

Optical Illusions

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by sk8eycat Sep 22. 64 Replies

This one seems a bit creepy, like the middle one shouldn't be able to change rotation like that. from Cheezburger.comContinue

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Comment by Idaho Spud on August 18, 2012 at 5:00pm

Dr. Kellie, I didn't worry about it as a child, but as an adult, I take precautions to make it impossible for a kid to get locked-in.  I sure would hate to see a dead child in one of mine. 

Comment by sk8eycat on August 18, 2012 at 4:47pm

@dr kellie: I saw a news report the other day that at least eight children died in the US during the first week of August ... because they had been left in parked cars in the heat. Children!  The report didin't give their ages, but I think most of them had been strapped securely in those gawdawful "safety" seats.

WTF is the MATTER with people?  We've been passing this poster

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around for years, and you'd think that people would be able to figure out that if leaving a pet in a car is deadly, leaving a baby in a locked car would be so much worse. 

Is there a Stupid Epidemic going around? (Rhetorical question...of course there is!)

Comment by dr kellie on August 18, 2012 at 3:54pm

I thought about that too, Idaho.  They would suffocate.  Hasn't everyone my age or older (especially in the south) heard about a kid who died after hiding in an old refrigerator?  The old kind with the latch handle.  That story made me give old refrigerators a wide circle when I was little.  What if there was a dead kid inside?  I was a strange child.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 18, 2012 at 3:21pm

Patricia, you reminded me of the movie Matilda, about a genius girl that was born into an uncaring family, but found friends in books and one caring teacher.  One of my favorite Movies.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 18, 2012 at 3:08pm

Booklover, I very much like the picture of all the cats in refrigerators.  It made me smile, but it led to a sad thought.  I wonder how many kitties end-up inadvertently frozen.

Comment by Ian Mason on August 18, 2012 at 2:41pm

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 18, 2012 at 2:36pm

I liked your story of your Grandfather TFA.  He reminds me of my Father.  The kindest man I've ever known.

Comment by Ian Mason on August 18, 2012 at 9:27am

He sounds like a wonderful man, your grandfather. As you say, someone to emulate.

Comment by booklover on August 18, 2012 at 8:29am

Awesome picture Ian!  I would need a comfy chair, a cup of coffee, and a cat on my lap, and I would stay there forever. :)

@The Flying Atheist, you Grandfather sounds awesome. 

Comment by Plinius on August 18, 2012 at 2:24am

Thanks for that heartwarming story about your grandfather, Flying Atheist! Sleep well, all of you! It's morning here, I'm off to do chores.


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