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Hitler reacts to the pepper spray meme:




Not only is it hysterical, but it's also a pretty good meta-commentary on the whole 'Hitler Reacts' meme.
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This is a cool meme I'm gacking from [livejournal.com profile] rufinia:

Your instructions:

If you are reading this right now, please post a comment with a COMPLETELY MADE UP AND FICTIONAL memory of you and me.

It can be anything you want - good or bad - BUT IT HAS TO BE FAKE.

When you're finished, post this little paragraph on your LJ/DW account and be surprised (or mortified) about what people DON'T ACTUALLY remember about you.
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Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] thistlerose:

1. Stop what you're doing. Print Screen.
2. Print screen your current desktop.
3. If you have Photoshop open, print screen.
4. If you have a music player open, print screen.
5. Pick a folder, open it, print screen.


I didn't do the first step because it's just this journal entry, and I didn't do the third because I don't have Photoshop.

Here are #2, 4 and 5. Click each photo twice to see them close up. )
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All right, all right. I've been tagged by about a gazillion people on this.

25 Random Things about me )

I won't tag anyone specifically. Just go out and do likewise if you are so inclined.
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If [livejournal.com profile] ellen_kushner was brave enough to post this, then hey, why not me?*

If you could force me to write anything, what would it be?

(*Realizing, of course, that I'm not saying I'll actually do it. I'm just curious as to how people will respond . . .)
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[livejournal.com profile] cakmpls here continues a meme she got from [livejournal.com profile] chronicpaint, who asked people to post about what they believe. [livejournal.com profile] cakmpls pointed to a nice video clip of Elton John playing "Circle of Life," saying that pretty much comes closest to hers. She also mentioned her daughter's R's answer, which she came up with when she was 14: "Watch your back, watch your heart, and don't be a dumb-ass." Which I think is pretty fabulous philosophy, too, and a good indication of why I admire [livejournal.com profile] cakmpls and her husband J. as parents. They've raised great and wise kids.

You may remember a post I did awhile ago:
As I was making my breakfast this morning I had the KSJN Morning Show on, and the song "Nature Boy" started playing.

After listening for a moment, I stepped out into living room, where Fiona was playing a computer game and Rob was talking to Delia, who was sitting on his lap.

"May I have your attention for a moment?" I said. My family looked up at me expectantly. "I just wanted to say that I think that this song has it right. The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return." I went over and kissed Delia on the top of her head. "If you take anything from what your parents teach you, remember that."

"That's a pretty good rule," said Rob.
It's worth asking again. If you boiled it all down, what would you say under the title "This I Believe" ? Both, perhaps, as something you'd like to pass on as a parent, and more generally, as a guiding philosophy of life?

???
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The Rules: Post info about ONE Supreme Court decision, modern or historic to your lj. (Any decision, as long as it's not Roe v. Wade.) For those who see this on your f-list, take the meme to your OWN lj to spread the fun.

Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S. 558 (2003), was a landmark United States Supreme Court case. In the 6-3 ruling, the justices struck down the sodomy law in Texas. Controversially, the Court did not deem it unconstitutional under the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment, which could have led to further gay rights reforms such as legalizing same sex marriage. The court had previously addressed the same issue in 1986 in Bowers v. Hardwick, where it upheld a challenged Georgia statute, not finding a constitutional protection of sexual privacy.

Lawrence explicitly overruled Bowers, holding that it had viewed the liberty interest too narrowly. The majority held that intimate consensual sexual conduct was part of the liberty protected by substantive due process under the Fourteenth Amendment. Lawrence has the effect of invalidating similar laws throughout the United States that purport to criminalize sodomy between consenting same-sex adults acting in private. It may also invalidate the application of sodomy laws to heterosexual sex based solely on morality concerns.

The case attracted much public attention, and a large number of amici curiae ("friends of the court") briefs were filed. Its outcome was celebrated by gay rights advocates, who hoped that further legal advances might result as a consequence. Conversely, it was decried by social conservatives as an example of judicial activism.

Majority by: Kennedy
Joined by: Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer
Concurrence by: O'Connor
Dissent by: Scalia
Joined by: Rehnquist, Thomas
Dissent by: Thomas

Photo meme

Sep. 18th, 2008 06:32 am
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Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] coffeeem and [livejournal.com profile] kijjohnson:

Take a picture of yourself right now.
don't change your clothes, don't fix your hair...just take a picture.
post that picture with NO editing.
post these instructions with your picture.



(actually, I sort of cheated a little. Because when I saw the instructions, I was buck-naked. Took the picture, too. But in the end, I, uh, wasn't quite that brave.)

No, you can't see that picture. It's deleted.
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Because we haven't yet had our quota of political silliness for the day, I give you:

Cats for Obama

Yes, it's both cat macros AND Obama gushing! Something for (almost) everyone!
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Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] barondave. Hmm. According to this, I am 42.6% interesting.

So, pegkerr, your LiveJournal reveals...Click here to find out )

You are... 1% unique and 14% herdlike (partly because you, like everyone else, enjoy yoga). When it comes to friends you are a total whore. In terms of the way you relate to people, you are wary of trusting strangers. Your writing style (based on a recent public entry) is simplistic.

Your overall weirdness is: 14

(The average level of weirdness is: 27.
You are weirder than 26% of other LJers.)

Find out what your weirdness level is!





So . . . my journal style is "simplistic." And I'm a "total whore" when it comes to friends. I am not sure I was ready to be so insulted this early in the morning.

Hmph.
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This concludes this "Week in the Life of [livejournal.com profile] pegkerr" meme. This project has been a lot of fun (although by the end of the week, the girls were starting to strongly object every time I raised the camera). I've greatly enjoyed experimenting with off-kilter photography, and trying to find beauty in everyday objects, by seeing them from a new angle. I may continue with one shot a day for awhile (smaller size, so I don't have to put them behind a cut.)
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I'm quite happy with how many of today's pictures turned out:

Tuesday )

I was so happy with this set of pictures that I posted more of them at my Flickr account. You can see more there of the Guthrie Window washers and the atrium glass art, which turned out really well.

I also re-did that photo I attempted yesterday, showing the corridor at work, and it turned out much better this time.
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Monday )

Still having fun experimenting with off-kilter perspective. The one picture I really liked, but then was disappointed with when I downloaded, was the corridor picture. I didn't realize the focus was so blurry. I may attempt to get this picture again, tomorrow, trying to figure out how to get the focus right.

Edited to add: Re-did the corridor picture the next day. It turned out much better. )
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Saturday )

I'm not quite as happy with these as yesterday's batch, mostly because I missed the best picture of the day. I didn't have my camera with me when I was running Fiona to a birthday party. There was a man walking down the street in full South American dancer regalia--cowrie shells leggings, enormous feathered headdress, which he was carrying. He must have been coming from a neighborhood festival or something. I was so mad that I didn't have the camera with me to catch it, and decided I'll always have it with me for the rest of the week.
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RULES:

1. You must take between 6 and 8 new photographs per day.
2. Your WITL must be consecutive. No skipping days.
3. You must post your photographs at the end of that day, sometime after the last picture is taken.
4. Each photograph must have the time taken beneath and a title, with no other explanation. (But feel free to ask me any questions about them you want in the comments!)
5. You must post these rules at your first entry, then link back to it for the other six days so that people will know wtf you're doing.
6. Your post must say "A Week in the Life of [your name/username], Volume [whatever day you're on]."

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