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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat 18 hours ago. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius Sep 28. 8 Replies

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Sep 27. 5 Replies

Honestly, the title to this piece is badly under-representative of the content.  To be far more accurate, what we have here is Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, going on a rant.  Before you say it ... Say WHAAAA?  Betty Bowers ranting? …Continue

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10 Things About Patriotism (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Sep 26. 2 Replies

It seems as though lately, Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is evolving into America's Best Patriot.  She has recently been taking some fairly well-aimed shots at a certain Orange Nightmare and his sycophantic hangers-on, regarding the…Continue

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A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 21. 2 Replies

I'm going to keep this one short and sweet.  Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has seen what is going on with the current occupant of the Oval Office, and my impression is that she is not at all happy with it.  True to her citizenship,…Continue

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Any Babymetal Fans Here?

Started by Bruce Carroll. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 12. 5 Replies

Any Babymetal fans here besides me? I have to ask because 1) I really like Babymetal and 2) Babymetal unknowingly played a role in my journey out of religion.For those who are unfamiliar with Babymetal, here is a link to one of their most popular…Continue

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 28, 2017 at 7:58pm

I like pizza and I like pineapple, but in my world anyway, never the twain shall meet. So this article I ran into today from the Babylon Bee tickled my funnybone.

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Hell Introduces 13 New Varieties Of Pineapple Pizza

HELL—The demonic forces of Satan proudly announced Thursday the debut of 13 new varieties of pineapple pizza, designed to torture millions of humans deceived into consuming the hellish abominations.

The exciting new spins on pineapple pizza were forged in the fires of the hottest portions of hell, and are designed to cause the greatest pain and suffering on earth as possible.

“We expect the new Krazy Pineapple Kale pizza to be especially nefarious,” one high-ranking demonic official said in a board meeting unveiling the new assault on all things good and holy. “The pizzas shall masquerade as good and wholesome food, but in reality they shall be agents of His Darkness Lucifer. Hail Satan! Hail Satan!”

Other varieties the armies of Satan are preparing to foister upon unsuspecting humans worldwide include Deluxe Lutefisk Pineapple, Tropical Tuna Pineapple, and Pineapple Marshmallow Delight.

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It must be my day for psychedelic food encounters. Went to Powells City of Books in Portland and saw this:

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 28, 2017 at 7:49pm

Update just received from Patricia. I asked her if she could get her groceries delivered. She rides her purpler scooter to the store and to any other place she goes. Her husband, Rick, is now relying on a scooter for his getting about. I can picture them scooting around Williams Lake, side by side, or one after the other. 

Here is Patricia's response: 
Hahaha, this is Williams Lake......everything is nearby. No delivery here for groceries, but I can do a shopping in less than an hour, including the scootering there & back again. The smoke has been much better for the last few days so I've been able to get out without wearing the mask.

We seldom get rain, & autumn starts in mid-July here, as we can tell by the smell of the air. The nights are getting cooler & frost can happen at any time now. Snow used to begin at the end of October, but since global warming, it's often December now before we get much of anything.

So many jobs lost for the loggers, ranchers/farmers, & many will not recover. Its just been too wide-spread & devastating so much. The luckiest ones have been we retired people, & those of us who came home to intact houses, are the best off.

We all got good settlements from home insurance for mass evacuation, so we went & purchased a 13.8 cu. ft. upright freezer. Our 7 cu. ft. chest freezer was just too small for the way we shop now, so we thought it was no time like the present to replace it. I also can no longer reach the bottom of a chest freezer, so it's all good now. Many others lost their freezers & fridges due to a power outage, so we were lucky that way too. The power did go out, but not for long enough to cause any issues. Our fridge is only a year old, so was glad we didn't lose it.

More than a million hectares burned the last we heard. Another aggressive fire started up just outside Kelowna, & that's near where our daughter lives. It just never ends......

P.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 28, 2017 at 5:48pm

Carl, New York-style cheesecake, and all the rest are my favorites, too. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 28, 2017 at 3:15pm

Hear! Hear! For New York-style cheesecake (or any other type of cheesecake.)  It's long been one of my favorite desserts.

Joan, thanks for posting that eclipse photo.  VERY cool.  

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 28, 2017 at 3:04pm

Yes!

Comment by Loren Miller on August 28, 2017 at 2:49pm

That is amazing, Joan!  Thanks for putting it up!

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 28, 2017 at 2:39pm

A Fleeting Double Eclipse of the Sun

WOW! What a great idea! This fellow, Simon Tang, gave us a beautiful scene. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 28, 2017 at 9:33am

Beautiful ocean pix Daniel.  Interesting tall islands.

Makes me long for the ocean again.  I went quite often when I lived in California for 11 years.  Went SCUBA diving and other fun stuff.  The ocean is indeed relaxing.

I'm 14 hours from it here, so haven't seen it for 50 years.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 28, 2017 at 7:17am

Daniel - in Cannon Beach have you been to a great restaurant called Lazy Susan's? It's kind of a cramped, funky old munchkin house, but they have incredible ginger-pear waffles. 

Comment by Ian Mason on August 28, 2017 at 6:21am

 

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