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Old 03-14-2018, 06:42 PM   #3676
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This is a very good article on driftwood and the relationship between forests, rivers and the ocean.

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Driftwood makes an enormous if underappreciated contribution to the food web connecting the forests and the sea. From streams to estuaries to the deep ocean floor, driftwood shapes every environment it passes through. While there’s an awareness that temperate rainforests are enriched with nitrogen from the marine environment, delivered by decomposing salmon, less well known is the fact that dead trees from those same forests travel to the sea and become a vital source of food and habitat. Driftwood is in need of a PR campaign, celebrity spokesperson, or publicist at the very least. Driftwood, it turns out, is also rapidly disappearing.
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Old 03-15-2018, 03:48 PM   #3677
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I just saw an episode of Blue Planet 2 (excellent) that said that scientists now think that baby sea turtles spend much of their time growing to adulthood on and around a piece of driftwood they find. Without something to rest on, and a source of algae (when they're tiny) or crustaceans/limpets/small fish as they get bigger, they won't live long enough to do open ocean hunting.
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Old 03-21-2018, 02:34 PM   #3678
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The Merriam-Webster dictionary added these words the year I was born. Being during the Big One, WW II, some are expected, but a lot of them like Autism and Garbanzo bean surprised me.

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Old 03-21-2018, 03:12 PM   #3679
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Old 03-21-2018, 03:40 PM   #3680
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Old 03-22-2018, 09:48 PM   #3681
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Old 03-22-2018, 10:33 PM   #3682
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Old 03-23-2018, 01:54 PM   #3683
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Old 03-23-2018, 02:54 PM   #3684
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Old 04-02-2018, 02:31 PM   #3685
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Calvin and Hobbes, and Bloom County, titans of newspaper comics pages, team up

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Calvin and Hobbes and Bloom County crossed over today in a throwback comics-page mega-team-up 30 years in the making. Pardon me, Avengers: Infinity War, this is the most ambitious crossover event in history.

The strip, titled “Calvin County,” ran today on Bloom County creator Berkeley Breathed’s Facebook page. If you’re a fan of one or both features, or just have a deep nostalgia for 1980s popular culture (which may be keener because of a certain flick that’s out right now), go visit, read it, and say thanks.
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Old 04-11-2018, 11:56 AM   #3686
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Excellent short interview on shallow patriotism.

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If you’re looking for a rose-colored view of the military, Marine and Iraq War veteran Matt Young’s new memoir Eat the Apple isn’t for you.

But if you want a glimpse of the regret and shame and confused pride that consumes many veterans after war, you’re in luck.

I’m also a veteran, and my feelings about my time in the service fluctuate between muted satisfaction and a sincere desire to forget it ever happened. Maybe this is why Young’s raw, disturbing, hilarious, and unsparing book resonated with me.

But his experience was also both dramatically different — and more difficult — than mine. He was, as he writes on the opening page, “exploded and shot at and made a fool of and hated and feared and loved and fellated and fucked and lonely and tired and suicidal.”
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Old 04-12-2018, 01:55 PM   #3687
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Laugh ya piece o' shit.

ETA: That wasn't directed at anyone in particular...just laugh, damn yer eyes.
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:21 AM   #3688
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Here is a Philly local climber clothing line. If you go deep enough into their pics you will see my kid climbing a rock face wearing their made in Philly gear.
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Old 04-16-2018, 06:21 PM   #3689
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Old 04-17-2018, 12:56 PM   #3690
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9.95 for a fucking bar of soap, I don't give a flying fuck what it smells like.
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