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Topical #TBT, looking back to Opening Day 1995 and my chance to hang for a bit with one of the classiest human beings I’ve ever met. 


Pangea Ultima, Earth 250 million years from now

So this is how it ends… 

After the week we’ve had, the nation needs this bear. The world needs this bear.

The weird thing about this is, had Rob Ford been a SNL-produced Chris Farley movie, there would have been a sequel. And inevitably Farley would have not agreed to do the sequel, necessitating the producers to come up with some plot line that introduces his brother as the star for the second flick.


Classic childhood books from yesteryear

(via samwolk)


Fall is a wonderful time to experience the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve in Alaska. Explore a dynamic wilderness dotted with hot springs, ancient lava flows, and the largest maar lakes in the world. Ramble across tundra seeking muskox, caribou, and signs of ice age life. The Bering Land Bridge provided a pathway for plants, animals, and people to cross from old world to new. Today local residents use this land just as their ancestors have for generations.

Photo: National Park Service

The towers are gone now, reduced to bloody rubble, along with all hopes for Peace in Our Time, in the United States or any other country. Make no mistake about it: We are At War now — with somebody — and we will stay At War with that mysterious Enemy for the rest of our lives.

Hunter S. Thompson

Sept. 12, 2001

But if America didn’t successfully eliminate violent extremists in Afghanistan or Iraq even with tens of thousands of boots on the ground, if extremists in those countries began to gain more power as soon as Americans left, if we didn’t manage to successfully train their armies even during a years-long deployment of our best forces, why do we think that a foe Chuck Hagel characterizes as the most formidable we’ve seen in the War on Terror can be beat with airstrikes and a few hundred advisers? Or are they not as formidable as Team Obama has led us to believe? The White House may have an internally consistent logic that they’re not sharing. Evaluating it is difficult so long as they talk to us like we’re stupid.

Conor Friedersdorf

Can’t wait to hear what Sen. Obama has to say about this. 


Osprey hawk navigating its prey.

I could stare at this all day.


Osprey hawk navigating its prey.

I could stare at this all day.