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Booker Makes a Solid Play for 0.3% of the Electorate June 27, 2019

Posted by geoff in News.

Cory Booker sez:

We Don’t Talk Enough About Trans Americans, Especially African American Trans Americans

Naw, Mr. Booker. We talk plenty about social justice and its myriad fractionated, intersectionalized plaintiffs.

We don’t talk enough about heroes.

*That 0.3% estimate of the number of trans people has since doubled, but I personally think that doubling has a lot to do with the trendiness of alternate gender definitions. All the cool kids have a funky gender. I assume that once the novelty and notoriety wear off, things will go back to normal, but then I thought that about rap music as well.

Black-and-white Warbler June 27, 2019

Posted by Sobek in News.


I found a beautiful painting of a black-and-white warbler by Winston Porter and fell in love with the technique, so this is my experiment with his style. I love it.

Re-winged Blackbird June 22, 2019

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I did this in an airport during a layover today.

The Father’s Day Anthem June 16, 2019

Posted by Retired Geezer in Family, Personal Experiences.

Still applicable today, even though it’s not very PC.

Northern Cardinal, the Sequel June 15, 2019

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I’ve done a cardinal before, and I don’t usual do repeats, but I have a friend who is going through some stuff,  so I’m going to surprise her with a cardinal.

American Crow June 13, 2019

Posted by Sobek in News.


This is one of my favorite things I’ve done.

Black-and-white Warbler June 5, 2019

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This is an unusual piece, because usually when I do something monochrome, it’s all in pencil, but this guy is all paint.

Common Loon June 4, 2019

Posted by Sobek in News.


With two bonus baby loons. You read that right: three loons for the price of one!

Godzirra vs Green Nude Eel June 3, 2019

Posted by Retired Geezer in Nature Shit, Science.
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The gang at Legal Insurrection have some thoughts about Atomic Energy (Science!).

Here be Spoilers.

One of the final lines in 2016’s Godzilla: Resurgence is a quiet and somber reflection that Godzilla is “something we’ll have to learn to live with.” In the final images of the film, we see the figure of Godzilla standing above the Tokyo skyline, a stone creature having been defeated but now made immobile via the coagulants floating in his bloodstream having shut down his nuclear core.

These are powerful words given what the monster in question has done and what he represents. He’s the embodiment of post-Fukushima meltdown fears that the Japanese public holds against Nuclear power and the dangers it represents. The fact that the movie ends on that quote is an incredibly powerful message given the preceding film.


Go spoil yourself:



From the Wacky Headlines Department June 3, 2019

Posted by geoff in News.

You’d think she could’ve at least changed locations:

Transgender Woman Found Dead In Dallas For 2nd Time In 2 Weeks