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The Saddest Poem Ever Written - http://www.themillions.com/2014...
The Saddest Poem Ever Written
"“Spring and Fall,” written by Gerard Manley Hopkins in September, 1880, and collected in his Poems and Prose, is the saddest poem ever written. I have been moved by other poems, including “Rock Me Mercy” by Yusef Komunyakaa, “Saying Goodbye to Very Young Children” by John Updike, and “Aubade Ending with the Death of a Mosquito” by Tarfia Faizullah. There are countless more poems, published and unpublished, seen and unseen, that could scar my heart. Yet in 15 lines and 94 words, Hopkins builds a melancholic, elegiac sentiment that still affects me now, hundreds of reads later." - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Son of Groucho
Just back from 2 weeks in Mexico: hopefully posting some interesting stuff in next few days...
Where in Mexico did you visit? - Jenny H. from Android
Hotel was near Playa del Carmen in the Yucatan Peninsula. Flew into Cancun. - Son of Groucho
dar una buena acogida - chaz2b
Ooh, I can't wait to visit the Yucatan one day. I hope you had a great time! - Jenny H. from Android
Brilliant holiday. Visited Chichen Itza, Valledolid, Coba and Isla Contoy. Pictures to follow... - Son of Groucho
Chichen Itza! I've wanted to go there for many years. :) Looking forward to your pictures. - Jenny H. from Android
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Face your fears: extreme creepy-crawly close-ups – in pictures | Environment | theguardian.com - http://www.theguardian.com/environ...
Face your fears: extreme creepy-crawly close-ups – in pictures | Environment | theguardian.com
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"Wildlife photographer Yudy Sauw has captured close-ups of insects revealing their colourful and alien-like faces. In these images the insects have bulging eyes and sharp pincers and appear more grotesque than usual. Yudy photographed the bugs at his home studio in Banten, Indonesia, from 2-10cm away" - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Son of Groucho
How not to say the wrong thing - Los Angeles Times - http://articles.latimes.com/2013...
How not to say the wrong thing - Los Angeles Times
"It works in all kinds of crises -- medical, legal, even existential. It's the 'Ring Theory' of kvetching. The first rule is comfort in, dump out." - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
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Extreme Piercing Taken To A W-HOLE New Level (PHOTOS) - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014...
Extreme Piercing Taken To A W-HOLE New Level (PHOTOS)
Extreme Piercing Taken To A W-HOLE New Level (PHOTOS)
Extreme Piercing Taken To A W-HOLE New Level (PHOTOS)
"An extreme body artist has taken piercing to a HOLE new level after creating giant flesh tunnels in his cheeks." - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Gross. - Jenny H. from Android
That can't be good for his dental hygiene. - Melly
This is disgusting!! - Sepi ⌘ سپی
I will assume he gets angry when people stare at him? I also want to fix the genetic link causing this man to believe this is desired. Now I know I am officially an old person. - Janet
Son of Groucho
5 Salad Dressings to Know by Heart — Essential Recipes from The Kitchn | The Kitchn - http://www.thekitchn.com/5-salad...
5 Salad Dressings to Know by Heart — Essential Recipes from The Kitchn | The Kitchn
"Making salad dressing from scratch is nearly as fast and easy as shaking up a bottle, and the taste is phenomenally better than even the most "gourmet" jar of blue cheese dressing. (And can I just say that homemade ranch is reason alone to eat a salad tonight?)  It's easier, though, to quit buying bottled dressings when you don't even need to consult a recipe before shaking up tonight's salad. So here, from us to you, are five salad dressings that we love and know by heart.  But before we dive into our five favorites, let's talk about dressing a salad with no recipe whatsoever. The most basic way to make a salad taste really, really good is to toss it lightly with good olive oil, then squeeze a little lemon or drizzle some balsamic vinegar over it. Toss with a generous sprinkle of salt and pepper, which are often all too neglected in salads, and you have yourself a delicious side salad. Herbs will just make it that much better." - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Son of Groucho
What Does Mindfulness Meditation Do to Your Brain? | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network - http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-b...
What Does Mindfulness Meditation Do to Your Brain? | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network
"As you read this, wiggle your toes. Feel the way they push against your shoes, and the weight of your feet on the floor. Really think about what your feet feel like right now – their heaviness. If you’ve never heard of mindfulness meditation, congratulations, you’ve just done a few moments of it. More people than ever are doing some form of this stress-busting meditation, and researchers are discovering it has some quite extraordinary effects on the brains of those who do it regularly. Originally an ancient Buddhist meditation technique, in recent years mindfulness has evolved into a range of secular therapies and courses, most of them focused on being aware of the present moment and simply noticing feelings and thoughts as they come and go." - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Son of Groucho
The New Yorker cartoon editor picks his favorite drawings | ideas.ted.com - http://ideas.ted.com/2013...
The New Yorker cartoon editor picks his favorite drawings | ideas.ted.com
The New Yorker cartoon editor picks his favorite drawings | ideas.ted.com
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"Bob Mankoff lives and breathes cartoons. He’s drawn many himself — he’s had a contract with The New Yorker for more than 30 years and, in 1997, he became the magazine’s cartoon editor. It’s now his job to sift through the 1,000 or so “idea drawings” (as they’re called within The New Yorker‘s walls) that are submitted each week — and decide upon the 17 or so that will make it into print. As Mankoff explains in great detail in his TED Talk, he has a keen idea of what works within the context of the cerebral pages of his magazine. And he’s built up a stable of his own favorite drawings over the years. We asked Mankoff to do the unthinkable and reveal in public some of the cartoons he finds perennially delightful. With typical good humor, he not only did so, but added his own wry commentary on why exactly he deems these cartoons perfectly New Yorker-worthy. Here, in chronological order, his top eleven. Enjoy." - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Son of Groucho
Brazil's anti-World Cup street art – in pictures | Art and design | theguardian.com - http://www.theguardian.com/artandd...
Brazil's anti-World Cup street art – in pictures | Art and design | theguardian.com
Brazil's anti-World Cup street art – in pictures | Art and design | theguardian.com
"Brazil's anti-World Cup street art – in pictures With the World Cup starting in Brazil this week, we look at some of the street art that shows that not everyone is looking forward to The Greatest Show on Earth" - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
It is getting crazy!! - Sepi ⌘ سپی
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9 filter mistakes every photographer makes (and how to avoid them) | Digital Camera World - http://www.digitalcameraworld.com/2014...
9 filter mistakes every photographer makes - Son of Groucho
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*snort* 'Basal Fawlty ganglia'. - Anika
If only UKIP were just a joke. If we don't take the increasing influence of these dangerous people seriously we will sleepwalk into a fascist state. - Son of Groucho
Son of Groucho
Fwd: Stephen Fry denounces UK government for not acting on Snowden revelations | World news | theguardian.com - http://www.theguardian.com/world... (via http://friendfeed.com/sonofgr...)
"Stephen Fry has denounced the government's failure to act over the mass surveillance programme revealed by the whistleblower Edward Snowden, labelling its behaviour as "squalid and rancid". Opening a day of debate to galvanise action against industrial-scale spying by the British and US intelligence agencies, Fry said that exploiting the fear of terrorism is a "duplicitous and deeply wrong means of excusing something as base as spying on the citizens of your own country". The performer was speaking via a prerecorded interview at a London summit on Saturday marking the anniversary of the start of Snowden's revelations, which were first published in the Guardian and the Washington Post. The day of action is billed as the biggest privacy event of 2014, with more than 500 people attending the event at Shoreditch Town Hall in east London. Speaking at the event are experts in technology, security and human rights from across the world. Among them are Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, who... more... - Son of Groucho
Son of Groucho
Stephen Fry denounces UK government for not acting on Snowden revelations | World news | theguardian.com - http://www.theguardian.com/world...
"Stephen Fry has denounced the government's failure to act over the mass surveillance programme revealed by the whistleblower Edward Snowden, labelling its behaviour as "squalid and rancid". Opening a day of debate to galvanise action against industrial-scale spying by the British and US intelligence agencies, Fry said that exploiting the fear of terrorism is a "duplicitous and deeply wrong means of excusing something as base as spying on the citizens of your own country". The performer was speaking via a prerecorded interview at a London summit on Saturday marking the anniversary of the start of Snowden's revelations, which were first published in the Guardian and the Washington Post. The day of action is billed as the biggest privacy event of 2014, with more than 500 people attending the event at Shoreditch Town Hall in east London. Speaking at the event are experts in technology, security and human rights from across the world. Among them are Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, who... more... - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
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Google announces end-to-end encryption for Gmail (a big deal!) - Boing Boing - http://boingboing.net/2014...
"Google has announced support for end-to-end encryption with Gmail, a major step for privacy and a major blow against mass surveillance. Gmail users who install free and open Chrome plugin will be able to send and receive messages that can only be read by people who have their intended recipients' passphrase, and not Google -- meaning that even if the NSA legally or covertly taps into Google's data-centers, they won't be able to read mail that's encrypted with the End-to-End plugin. This is marvellous news. There is already support for Gnu Privacy Guard (GPG) and Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) in Gmail, through Firefox plugin or Chrome plugin, but long experience has shown that many people are confused by PGP/GPG in its current state. What's more, Google has explicitly tied this to the Reset the Net campaign (in which Boing Boing is a partner), a global day commemorating the Snowden leaks and calling for an Internet that is made strong and secure from mass spying." - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Son of Groucho
Literature and Latte - Scrivener Writing Software | Mac OS X | Windows - https://www.literatureandlatte.com/scriven...
Literature and Latte - Scrivener Writing Software | Mac OS X | Windows
"Scrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers that allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long and difficult documents. While it gives you complete control of the formatting, its focus is on helping you get to the end of that awkward first draft." - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Anybody familiar with this app? Looks really well designed and great value. - Son of Groucho
I absolutely love it. Very versatile, easy to do simple stuff, supports a lot more complicated writing processes as well. - Jennifer Dittrich
Although I do my initial writing in Tinderbox, another amazing app, I do my final writing in Scrivener. I've been using it for years and cannot recommend it enough. In fact, it was the primary reason why I switched to OS X (back before there was a Scrivener for Windows, of course). - Akiva
Tinderbox looks interesting but it seems quite expensive for what it appears to do. - Son of Groucho
It's definitely expensive but the cost is justified in the programming language that's built into it. This makes it an absolute sandbox so you can make with it whatever you need. For example, I built a complete todo app in Tinderbox based off of OmniFocus. I can't imagine trying to write any long form fiction without it and any time I'm at a conference or even in just a work meeting, everything goes into Tinderbox. It's the only app I have open at all times other than my browser. - Akiva
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Creepy Kids in Creepy Vintage Ads | Wait But Why - http://waitbutwhy.com/2013...
Creepy Kids in Creepy Vintage Ads | Wait But Why
Creepy Kids in Creepy Vintage Ads | Wait But Why
"Message to every American currently between the ages of 55 and 110:  I know your secret. You had an incredibly weird childhood. Here you are, living in 2013, pretending like your lives are normal, when as it turns out, your formative years were anything but normal.  They were bizarre.  And so were you.  That’s the only way to put it. I know this because I just spent all day looking at disturbing ads from the 1900s, 10s, 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s, all featuring children, and forgive me if I need a few days before I want to be around you again." - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Son of Groucho
Gmail's Secret Weapon - YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Gmail's Secret Weapon - YouTube
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Great gmail tip! - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
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Gmail's Secret Weapon - YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Gmail's Secret Weapon - YouTube
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Gmail's Secret Weapon - YouTube - Son of Groucho
Eivind
You two are adorable! <3 - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
SHORTS! - Stephen Mack
very sweet! - Lnorigb
Are those your wedding outfits? - Soup in a TARDIS
That they are. Those shots were taken in the parking lot just after we got married. We fancy :) - Eivind
(: - Jenny H. from Android
Cute! I particularly the color of that skirt :) - Soup in a TARDIS
congrats :) - Shirinooo
Gratz! - ҀҾѦ
w00t! :) - Steven Perez
Tears of joy :-** - Sepi ⌘ سپی from iPhone
Congratulations ✿✿✿✿✿ ヽ(•‿•)ノ - Mahdi
Congratulations!!! - Stephan Planken
<3 <3 <3 - Jennifer Dittrich
I want to like this again but FF won't let me :-( It makes me smile every time I scroll past it though :-) - Heleninstitches
Congratulations, you both look very happy, wishing you both all the best! ps: where's the cake? - Halil
Thanks, everyone. It's pretty neat :) - Eivind from Android
YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 - Melly
No disrespect intended but...IT'S ABOUT DAMN TIME! :) Happy nuptials, y'all! :D - CAJ hates pants
Tusen takk, everyone :) - Eivind from Android
Yay!!! I'm so sorry I missed it, but congratulations and confetti are in abundance now. ♡♡♡ - Alix May from FFHound(roid)!
Almost everybody missed it. It wasn't widely advertised. Thanks! :) - Eivind
Congrats!!! <3 - AHnix (Anna Haro)
hey, just saw it! congrats! - grizabella
Thanks, ladies :) - Eivind
Sorry to be so late, but congratulations to both of you! - Son of Groucho
Congrats ! *\o/* - Ouistitis
We forgive you, Gordon. You were off giving the English a scare, after all. Thank you :) - Eivind
Thanks, Ouistitis \(^_^)/ - Eivind
Congrats!!!! (I'm so glad I remembered Best of Day/Week) - NOT THE CRICKET
Congratulations!! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
I love that this keeps popping up. I'm so happy for you two! :) - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Thanks, people :) - Eivind from Android
Why in the hell do I always miss the good stuff? Congrats, you crazy kids! 🐱🐱 - #cryptic from FFHound(roid)!
OoooOo Eivind kayinco, helal olsun. Tebrikler. Bir yastikta kocayin insallah. - Arfin Kiriloğlu from Android
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Aug(De)Mented Reality - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch...
Clever animation technique. - Son of Groucho
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Is anybody else having problems with the "Share on FriendFeed" bookmarklet?
Yes ... I gave up for time being!! - Sepi ⌘ سپی
For me, it started a month ago. - Betsy
Yes. - Anne Bouey
Thanks, Amit, but these look a bit beyond my IT skills, even though great efforts have been made to make the instructions "idiot-proof"! :-) - Son of Groucho
doesn't work on chrome, works on any other browser. - ufuk
You've got this, Gordon. If you right click on your bookmarklet, there's an 'edit' option. Under that there's 'Name:' and 'URL:' Copy the text from Stepen's point one, and replace what's already in the URL field with that. And, voila, we live to post another day :) - Eivind
Now that I can manage---and it appears to work! You are a genius, Eivind! :) - Son of Groucho
Stephen is, of course, a genius too! - Son of Groucho
*basks* - Eivind from Android
Well-deserved basking... - Son of Groucho
Son of Groucho
Last 4 pictures are from Blackwell (see previous article). - Son of Groucho
Son of Groucho
The Historic House Today | Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Cumbria - http://www.blackwell.org.uk/blackwe...
The Historic House Today | Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Cumbria
"When the architect MH Baillie Scott built a holiday home overlooking Windermere for his client Sir Edward Holt he created Blackwell, a masterpiece of twentieth-century design; a perfect example of the Arts & Crafts Movement. Enjoy a lovingly crafted day out at one of the most enchanting historic houses in the Lake District. When you visit you are invited to relax and immerse yourself in all the beauty and craftsmanship of Blackwell. We encourage you to sit and soak up the atmosphere in Blackwell’s fireplace inglenooks, which have fine examples of tiles by Arts & Crafts designer William de Morgan. The inviting window seats offer stunning views of the surrounding Lake District scenery. You can appreciate the house as it was originally intended, without roped-off areas. Blackwell retains many of its original decorative features, including a rare hessian wall-hanging in the Dining Room, leaf-shaped door handles, curious window catches, spectacular plasterwork, stained glass and carved... more... - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Pictures from here to come on Flickr. I was just trying out Eivind's fix for the bookmarklet.! - Son of Groucho
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Words, words, words | Playlist | TED.com - https://www.ted.com/playlis...
Words, words, words | Playlist | TED.com - Son of Groucho
Son of Groucho
Famous Photographers: 100 things we wish we knew starting out | DCW - http://www.digitalcameraworld.com/2013...
Famous Photographers: 100 things we wish we knew starting out - Son of Groucho
Son of Groucho
Just back from Hadrian's Wall.
Did you give the English a good scare? :) - Eivind
We gave them a stern look or two... - Son of Groucho
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Wealth of Britain's richest 1,000 people hits new high of £519bn | Business | theguardian.com - http://www.theguardian.com/busines...
Wealth of Britain's richest 1,000 people hits new high of £519bn | Business | theguardian.com
"The combined fortune of Britain's richest 1,000 people has hit a new high of £519bn – equivalent to a third of the nation's economic output, and double the figure of five years ago. The worth of Britain's rich elite is up 15.4% from last year's total of £450bn, according to the Sunday Times Rich List. Philip Beresford, who compiled the rankings, said: "I've never seen such a phenomenal rise in personal wealth as the growth in the fortunes of Britain's 1,000 richest people over the past year. The richest people in Britain have had an astonishing year." The wealth of the top 1,000 has doubled since the financial crisis, rising from £258bn in 2009. Labour warned that the government was presiding over a widening equality gap." - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Well, I hear they've been working really hard lately... - Eivind from Android
I don't mind the rich getting a bit richer, but I think much more of the wealth should trickle down to the (often more hardworking) less fortunate members of society. - Son of Groucho
Still waiting for that trickle down effect to kick in, eh? ;) - Eivind from Android
I suspect we will still be waiting when Hell freezes over... - Son of Groucho
Son of Groucho
44 essential digital camera tips and tricks | Digital Camera World - http://www.digitalcameraworld.com/2011...
44 essential digital camera tips and tricks | Digital Camera World - Son of Groucho
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