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  1. Well played, Google. Well played.

    Thank you for generating a Photo Story for CHSH..very nice. Clever algorithmic monkey.

  2. Better?

#yinyangssmiless7

    Better?

    #yinyangssmiless7

  3. What?

    What?

  4. Twilight, I’m sorry, is about a very unhealthy, toxic relationship. She [Bella] falls in love with this guy and the second he leaves her, her life is over and she’s going to kill herself! What message are we sending to young people? That is not going to help this world evolve.

    Divergent star Shailene Woodley, in an interview with Teen Vogue (via thefilmfatale)

    If only there were a philosophy, a school of thought, a social justice movement, that could help teach young women to ignore messages like this. Some way of seeing the world in a manner that didn’t place a woman’s desirability to a man at the forefront. A movement in which women were regarded as valued and valuable humans. What would we call such a philosophy?

    I know, how about feminism.

    (via tymethiefslongerthoughts)

  5. zdarsky:

Please keep in mind that I work for a NATIONAL newspaper. And yet they still find the time and space to keep me humble. Thanks, guys!

    zdarsky:

    Please keep in mind that I work for a NATIONAL newspaper. And yet they still find the time and space to keep me humble. Thanks, guys!

  6. About 80% of the time, I prefer creamy. But sometimes I just crave those little pockets of peanut crunchiness.

Favorite brand is a tougher one. My favorite peanut butter for the past several years has been Laura Scudder’s No-Stir. It’s got the consistency of commercial peanut butters (after all, it is a commercial peanut butter) with no added sugar. It’s also a full, unbroken emulsion, so the oil doesn’t separate. Let me repeat that…the oil doesn’t separate.

But, it’s hard to find. The one grocery chain here that (used to) carry it, seems to no longer have shelf space for it. I went to three Basha’s in two towns the other day to no avail. It’s not even easily ordered online.

There is a sister brand (Laura Scudder’s was split up and acquired years ago) under the Smucker’s umbrella, Adams, that allegedly has a No-Stir, no-additives crunchy peanut butter that is sold at Wal-Mart…which means I need to go to a Wal-Mart, I think. Oy.

If all else fails, I can go back to in-store grinding. It’s just a bit grainy and the oil will separate. Though, maybe if I stuck in the food processor and added a bit of water…hmm…I wonder if I couldn’t get a stable and smooth emulsion…

Anyway…

I like it on bread, toast, pumpernickel bagels, bananas, chocolate, my finger, ANYTHING.

I eat ungodly amounts of the stuff.

    About 80% of the time, I prefer creamy. But sometimes I just crave those little pockets of peanut crunchiness.

    Favorite brand is a tougher one. My favorite peanut butter for the past several years has been Laura Scudder’s No-Stir. It’s got the consistency of commercial peanut butters (after all, it is a commercial peanut butter) with no added sugar. It’s also a full, unbroken emulsion, so the oil doesn’t separate. Let me repeat that…the oil doesn’t separate.

    But, it’s hard to find. The one grocery chain here that (used to) carry it, seems to no longer have shelf space for it. I went to three Basha’s in two towns the other day to no avail. It’s not even easily ordered online.

    There is a sister brand (Laura Scudder’s was split up and acquired years ago) under the Smucker’s umbrella, Adams, that allegedly has a No-Stir, no-additives crunchy peanut butter that is sold at Wal-Mart…which means I need to go to a Wal-Mart, I think. Oy.

    If all else fails, I can go back to in-store grinding. It’s just a bit grainy and the oil will separate. Though, maybe if I stuck in the food processor and added a bit of water…hmm…I wonder if I couldn’t get a stable and smooth emulsion…

    Anyway…

    I like it on bread, toast, pumpernickel bagels, bananas, chocolate, my finger, ANYTHING.

    I eat ungodly amounts of the stuff.

  7. TT

    I like peanut butter more than about 99.99999% of humanity.

    That is both a testament to my misanthropy and to peanut butter’s delectability.

  8. Ron Weasley’s character is consciously written as somewhat racist. Not as racist as Malfoy, of course - he doesn’t scoff at mudbloods and halfbloods, and he doesn’t see himself as superior at all. Still, he unquestionably accepts the inferior position of house elves (they love serving), when he finds out that Lupin’s werewolf his reaction is not only scared but also disgusted (Don’t touch me!) and he is clearly very uncomfortable finding out that Hagrid is half-giant (giants are wild and savage).
    And this is brilliant. Because it demonstrates that racism isn’t only present in clearly malicious and evil people, in the Malfoys and Blacks - it’s also there in warm, kind, funny people who just happened to learn some pretty toxic things growing up in a pretty toxic society. And they can unlearn them too, with some time and effort. Ron eventually accepts Hagrid’s parentage, lets Lupin bandage his leg and in the final battle, he worries about the safety of the house elves.
    Some people are prejudiced because they are evil, and some people are prejudiced because they don’t know better yet. And those people can learn better, and become better people. And that’s an important lesson. The lesson taught about discrimination shouldn’t be “only evil people do it”, because then all readers will assume it doesn’t apply to them. Instead old JK teaches us “you too are probably doing it, and you should do stop ASAP”.