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  • Glasses left at San Francisco MOMA mistaken for art

    05/27/2016 6:25:04 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 42 replies
    upi ^ | May 26, 2016 | Daniel Uria
    SAN FRANCISCO, - A group of pranksters confused visitors at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art by placing a pair of eyeglasses on the gallery floor. TJ Khayatan shared photos of the prank to his Twitter page showing groups of patrons observing the glasses while some even photographed them. Khayatan told Buzzfeed that he and his friends came up with the idea after observing one piece on display in the museum that they found puzzling. "We stumbled upon a stuffed animal on a gray blanket and questioned if this was really impressive to some of the nearby people," he...
  • Teen prankster puts his glasses on San Francisco gallery floor claiming they are part of the [tr]

    05/26/2016 6:27:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 25, 2016 | Hannah Parry
    A teenage prankster has fooled scores of art lovers into believing his glasses were a modern masterpiece in a hilarious stunt at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. TJ Khayatan, 17, was visiting the gallery with friends on Monday when he said he was left unimpressed by some of the modern art on display. He even described one lackluster exhibit as little more than a 'stuffed animal on a gray blanket'. '(We) questioned if this was really impressive to some of the nearby people,' he told Buzzfeed News.
  • * VANITY * JUST FOR FUN * VANITY *

    05/26/2016 3:15:36 AM PDT · by knarf · 13 replies
    American culture ^ | 1958 | DION AND THE BELMONTS
    Older people are easily sidetracked when researching serious stuff in the wee hours of the morning
  • This Artist Filmed Her Own Fake Rape

    05/24/2016 1:11:05 PM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | May 24, 2016 | Lizzie Crocker
    Sophia Hewson, an Australian-based contemporary artist, has made headlines with a video of what she’s calling a “rape representation.” On view at Melbourne’s Mars Gallery and titled are you ok bob?, the three-minute piece shows the artist staring blankly into the camera while “Bob,” a pseudonym, strikes her during intercourse and attempts to force her head to one side. Hewson, who wears a white T-shirt, pushes back each time and defiantly confronts the viewer.
  • Entries From 2016 National Geographic Travel Photography Contest

    05/20/2016 6:23:27 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    Real Clear Life ^ | 19 May, 2016
    National Geographic has kicked off its 2016 “Travel Photographer of the Year” contest. The winner receives a seven-day Polar Bear Photo Safari for two at Churchill Wild–Seal River Heritage Lodge, a National Geographic “Unique Lodge of the World.” The contest ends on May 27, so click here to enter or learn more. Below are some of the this year’s entries.
  • Teen uses satellite imagery to discover possible ancient Mayan ruins

    05/20/2016 10:31:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    phys.org ^ | May 11, 2016 | by Bob Yirka
    Credit: Canadian Space Agency, via TheTelegraph ====================================================================================================================== William Gadoury, a 15 year old Mayan history enthusiast who lives in Saint-Jean-de-Matha in Lanaudière, Quebec, has, according to Le Journal de Montréal, used satellite imagery to make associations between ancient Mayan city locations and constellations, and in so doing, may have actually discovered a site that has not been previously known. According to the news report, Gadoury, who claims to have been long interested in the Mayan culture, gained access to satellite imagery—after applying the Geographic Information System he found a correlation between 22 constellations and 117 Mayan cities. But, in so...
  • Filming begins on BBC's lavish new Bronte drama To Walk Invisible as cast take over York in [tr]

    05/19/2016 11:52:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 19, 2016 | Joanna Crawley
    Fresh from the huge success of their adaptation of War & Peace, work has begun on the BBC's latest literary drama. To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters, written and directed by the award winning Sally Wainwright (Happy Valley, Last Tango In Halifax), has begun shooting, with the streets of York transformed this week for the one off, two hour drama. Finn Atkins, who plays Charlotte Bronte and Charlie Murphy, who has been cast as her younger sister Anne, were both spotted on set on Thursday in their elaborate 19th century costumes.
  • Exceptional Artwork – “Stands With Trump”…

    05/14/2016 7:15:11 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 19 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 5-14-16 | Sundance
    Many people inquire about the exceptional artwork used in many of the Donald Trump discussion threads. The designer/artist for the grassroots Trump Movement is Francis Dominicus – and you can discover much more of his creative brilliance
  • Comic book artist Darwyn Cooke dies at 53

    05/14/2016 6:46:29 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 6 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 14 May 2016 | DERRIK J. LANG
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Darwyn Cooke, the comic book artist best known for his vibrantly imaginative work on DC superheroes and noir crime stories, has died. He was 53. Cooke’s wife, Marsha Cooke, said he died Saturday morning at his home in Florida following a battle with lung cancer. Cooke famously reimagined the Justice League members in 2004 with a signature retro style in “DC: The New Frontier.” His other work included gritty adaptations of Richard Stark’s “Parker” novels, a modern interpretation of Catwoman and the “Solo” graphic novel series, which earned Cooke an Eisner Award, considered to be...
  • How To Write A Good Opus

    05/13/2016 8:35:57 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 85 replies
    blueunicorn6 | 5/13/2016 | blueunicorn6
    I think we all agree that the quality of the opuses here on Free Republic has dropped considerably. Yes, I know that the plural of opus is opera. To me, opera is just some people putting themselves on a stage and waving their arms around and screaming something that nobody understands. By golly, that is exactly what the opus writers do. Still, the dictionary assures me that "opuses" is also a correct plural form of "opus". If you don't like it, well, write that into your opus....in Italian. My Dad always told me, "If you're going to write an opus,...
  • Jug appraised at $50G actually from 1970s high school art class

    05/12/2016 2:58:34 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    Ny daily news ^ | May 12, 2016 | CHRISTOPHER BRENNAN
    PBS favorite “Antiques Roadshow” has admitted that it mistakenly claimed a grotesque jug dated back to the 19th century, when it was really from a 1970s Oregon high school art class. Appraiser Stephen Fletcher originally said that the piece, featured in a January episode of the show, was worth up to $50,000. -snip The weird pot had migrated about 60 miles from its birthplace at Churchill High School in the years between 1973 or 74 and last summer, when new owner Alvin Barr was thrilled that his estate sale find could be worth a small fortune. Soule and friends contacted...
  • Mom snaps selfie in wrong dorm bed as surprise college visit goes horribly wrong

    05/10/2016 10:12:54 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 9, 2016 | Sophia Rosenbaum
    <p>A Big Apple mom tried to surprise her daughter at college by sneaking into her dorm, but wound up breaking into the wrong room and snapping a selfie on a stranger’s bed — completely mortifying her millennial offspring.</p> <p>Deanna Pilling traveled from her Morningside Heights apartment to Utah State University last week to pick up 18-year-old McKenna, who had just completed her first year at the school.</p>
  • Occasional birdy thread....

    05/07/2016 11:01:28 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 78 replies
    May 7, 2016 | FReepers
    I had a pretty good morning. Hiked the Lake June Scrub State Park and good shots of the scrub jay and towhee. Came home to find the flycatcher posing in a ficus tree in our front yard; got his pic through the car window. Took a bike ride and found a great egret, a snowy egret and tricolor heron in the same small stream. The snowy and the tricolor worked the great egret. They were positioned about 50 apart. The great egret spent his time trying to shoo off each of them. As one avoided the great egret, the other...
  • Donald Trump Jr. On The Record: Why Trump International Hotels And Residences Are Still Winning

    05/06/2016 1:26:04 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 7 replies
    Forbes / Lifestyle ^ | May 2, 2016 | Peter Taylor
    Days before a critical Indiana primary that could sew up the presidential nomination for the “presumptive” Republican party nominee, the candidate’s eldest son, who is also his current campaign surrogate and Executive Vice President of the Trump Organization, isn’t interested in talking politics at all..... If all of these Trump business traits—passion, hard work, getting your hands dirty—sound distinctly similar to many of the themes Donald Sr. is hammering home on the Republican campaign trail it’s because they’ve run in the family for decades—and Don Jr. isn’t shy about telling voters as much. Presidential campaigns have a habit of throwing...
  • Duchamp, Eat Your Heart Out: The Guggenheim Is Installing a Gold Toilet

    05/05/2016 10:21:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 19, 2016 | Randy Kennedy
    Unlike professional athletes, actors (Gene Hackman) and some novelists (Philip Roth), visual artists don’t usually retire. Or if they do, they don’t announce it. But in 2011, Maurizio Cattelan — one of the most expensive living artists, then at the peak of his career and the subject of an uproarious retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum — told the world that he was finished, fatigued both creatively and by the velocity of the money-fueled art world. During the last couple of years, though, Mr. Cattelan found himself itching to make things in three dimensions again. “Actually, it’s even more of a...
  • Soviet Break Dancers From Late 1980s Dance Again in this Video

    05/05/2016 9:32:35 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 30 replies
    English Russia ^ | May 3, 2016 | tim
    "Awesome video! Some dude from Soviet break dancing crew of late 1980s have found many of his buddies (now living all over the world) and asked them to dance again. Many of this dudes are in their 40s and 50s but still can do things! Check it out!" Link to source Direct link to video via You Tube
  • Auto mechanics pay homage to the legendary artworks of Renaissance painters

    05/04/2016 9:06:16 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 31 replies
    Imgur ^ | May 4, 2016 | TedBuckley
    Auto mechanics pay homage to the legendary artworks of Renaissance painters. by TedBuckley · 1 hour ago The Creation of an Auto Mechanic The Last Supper of Auto Mechanics The Anatomy of a Car Lesson Credit to photographer: Freddy Fabris Sauce: http://brightside.me/creativity-photography/auto-mechanics-pay-homage-to-the-legendary-artworks-of-renaissance-painters-114455 48 points 370 views
  • *VANITY* ... ROCKWELL NAMED NATIONAL ICON ... *VANITY*

    05/04/2016 7:07:10 AM PDT · by knarf · 20 replies
    self ^ | May 4, 2016 | knarf
    Norman Rockwell has replaced the bald eagle as our national icon In a unanimous vote, Congress passed the "LET'S MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN bill" that names Norman Rockwell as the educator and illustrator for the growth Amaerica HAS seen, and WILL SEE, henceforth
  • Okay West Coast Freepers, help me out (vanity)

    05/01/2016 11:44:39 AM PDT · by Celtic Conservative · 28 replies
    A Really Neat Antique Shop | 05/01/16 | Celtic Conservative
    Okay folks on the left coast, help me out. Whilst rummaging through a antique shop I found a really neat photo. It is a photo of a combination drive through florist shop and restaurant in Los Angeles. Based on the cars in the shot, It could be from anywhere from 1948 to 1952 (sorry, I don't have the ability to post pictures). The sign on the business says "McEldowneys". From my research it was owned By JK McEldowney, a LA businessman who went on to make the classic 1951 film "The River". He died in 2004 at the age of...
  • Artist Duke Riley Is Doing Something Crazy With 2,000 Pigeons On The Brooklyn Waterfront

    04/29/2016 1:11:21 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 24 replies
    Gothamist ^ | Apr 26, 2016 | Ben Cosgrove
    New Yorkers take a kind of perverse pride in never looking up. Not in a figurative sense, of course: we are, after all, as optimistic as anyone else. (Who else but die-hard optimists would willingly live in so unforgiving a city?) But when it comes to actually, physically looking up, most of our gazes rarely rise above the ankles of our fellow commuters. The Boston-born, New York-based artist Duke Riley is going to change that.
  • Occasional Birdy Thread

    04/27/2016 9:42:40 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 28 replies
    Engraved-on-His-hands | April 27, 2016 | Engraved-on-His-hands
    With apologies to Islander7, but I haven't seen an “Occasional Birdy Thread” in awhile, so I thought that I would post one. My pictures aren't as great as those posted by Islander7 or fidelis, but it's kind of like singing. All that you really need to do is to sing (or take bird pictures) well enough to entertain yourself. Blue-winged Teal Greater Yellowlegs Greater Yellowlegs with Blue-winged Teal Greater Yellowlegs Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Osprey Eastern Phoebe Solitary Sandpiper
  • Give Your Balls To Hillary

    04/24/2016 7:41:13 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 34 replies
    Childhood | 4/24/2016 | blueunicorn6
    I've seen a few opuses (opi?) here on Free Republic the last couple of days. They are mostly of the "I'm gonna take my ball and go home!" genre. Well, those balls aren't going to do much good just sitting in the closet at home. These people should give their balls to Hillary Clinton. Hillary isn't much of a basketball player, but she will take these balls and stab them and grind them up and use them as borders for the rose garden at The White House. So, don't just take your balls and go home, give them to Hillary....
  • Shakespeare died on 23 April 1616

    04/23/2016 1:18:02 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 30 replies
    self | 4/23/2016 | self
    William Shakespeare died three days before his 52nd birthday. He died within a month of signing his will, a document which he begins by describing himself as being in "perfect health". Wondering if this notable date has been reported in the MSM, seeing as how they are all students of literature/s
  • Prince - Electric Chair Performance on SNL (1989)

    04/23/2016 12:30:17 PM PDT · by Mariner · 17 replies
    YouTube via SNL ^ | 1989 | Prince
    Hendrix guitar over James Brown funk, with Michael Jackson choreography.
  • Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL Perform 'She's Always In My Hair'

    04/23/2016 12:27:12 PM PDT · by Mariner · 6 replies
    YouTube via Arsenio Hall Show ^ | 4/23/2016 | Prince
    It's time we Freepers give credit where it's due.
  • Trump vs. 'Conman' Reagan

    04/22/2016 9:16:48 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    When Donald Trump’s political credentials as a Republican and/or conservative are challenged, he likes to remind people that Ronald Reagan was a Democrat once and managed to evolve over time. Except that Reagan’s conversion was real and he had two terms as governor of California to prove his bona fides before he ran for president as a conservative Republican. As Reagan campaign manager Stu Spencer and speechwriter Ken Khachiagin note in a Real Clear Politics piece: Yes, Ronald Reagan migrated from being a liberal Democrat to the gold standard for conservative Republicans. But Reagan’s views evolved over four decades’ worth...
  • Who Will Hillary Call From Prison?

    04/22/2016 8:09:26 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 16 replies
    Old Prison Movies | 4/22/2016 | blueunicorn6
    Who will Hillary Clinton call while she is in prison? No private Internet for our girl while she's in the slammer. Will she call Bill? Will she call George Soros? Will she call the IRS Helpline? I'm thinking that she will call Bernie Sanders and prank him. "Hello, Bernie. I'm calling from the Association of Sanders Supporters to talk to you about joining our organization. For a mere $20 donation, you can join ASS. We like to think that you have to be an ASS to support Bernie."
  • Incredible photos of Titanic’s last lifeboat show rotting bodies...[shortened title]

    04/20/2016 9:06:52 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 49 replies
    The Sun ^ | April 19, 2016
    WITH a groan of tortured metal and the screams of the remaining passengers still clinging to her hull, Titanic sank beneath the waves and the last unlaunched canvas lifeboat was washed from her deck into the foaming, whirlpool of freezing water. Third class passenger Edvard Lindell, floundering in the maelstrom, struck out desperately in the direction of the half-submerged craft and managed to drag himself aboard but wife Gerda, already exhausted by the numbingly-cold water, did not have the strength to clamber into the swamped Collapsible Lifeboat A. Like a scene from James Cameron’s Titanic movie, she held on for...
  • Trout Falling From The Sky

    04/20/2016 9:53:08 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 31 replies
    Parks not Lot Philosophy | 4/20/2016 | blueunicorn6
    I was walking across the parking lot at the grocery store when I noticed two of the employees having a discussion by one of the traffic islands. I don't know why they call them traffic islands. You really can't take a good vacation on one. I tried once. I put up my lawn chair and grabbed a beer out of the cooler. The policeman told me that only Hobos and girls car wash employees could camp out on traffic islands. I didn't have a beard and wasn't wearing a bikini top, so he ran me off. I'll leave you to...
  • Music on the bone: UK artists find inspiration in Soviet ‘X-ray audio’

    04/18/2016 6:27:27 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 6 replies
    Russia Beyond The Headlines ^ | 04.18.2016 | Alexandra Guzeva
    Incredibly, music-mad bootleggers found an extraordinary way to copy illegal gramophone records of Western jazz, rock 'n' roll and forbidden Russian music – they built homemade recording machines and used X-ray film as the base for their illegal recordings.
  • Massage student accused of sexually assaulting woman during massage

    04/15/2016 4:57:50 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 17 replies
    CBS 5 AZ ^ | 15 APRIL 2016 | CBS 5 AZ
    PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK) - A Phoenix massage student faces a sexual assault charge after allegedly assaulting a woman while giving her a massage. Clifford Anthony Collins, Jr. was arrested Thursday. Police say the adult female victim was getting a massage from Collins at her Phoenix home, when the suspect assaulted her. The victim was a student at a local massage therapy school, and her met the suspect last fall through the school. Collins reportedly had asked her if she was interested in doing a trade of services. She agreed.
  • Painting Discovered in French House Could Be Worth $136 Million

    04/13/2016 2:03:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | April 13, 2016 | Euan McKirdy
    What is possibly one of the art world's greatest finds came about because some French homeowners wanted to fix a leaky roof. The 400-year-old work, which was found by accident in 2014 in an attic of a house in Toulouse, is thought to have been painted by Italian master Caravaggio, according to Old Masters expert Eric Turquin, who has been studying it for the past two years. The amazing find was discovered in a sealed-off part of the attic space, which had to be accessed in order to repair a leak. Named "Judith Beheading Holofernes," the painting represents the biblical...
  • *VANITY* ... Michael J Fox ... *VANITY*

    04/13/2016 7:36:39 AM PDT · by knarf · 39 replies
    snopes.com ^ | April 13, 2016 | knarf
    Michael J. Fox is a tragic shell of his former self and so crippled by Parkinson’s disease that he needs help getting into a car. On Feb. 15, the reclusive 54-year-old actor tried to enjoy a rare night out with his actress wife Tracy Pollan at the Hollywood restaurant Craig's. As Pollan followed, the stricken Back to the Future star, whose speech is slurred and who walks with a limp while dragging his left foot, was put into the vehicle by several helpers. "It was heartbreaking," an insider told RadarOnline.com. "Michael's bravery knows no bounds. But as the disease takes...
  • Game of Thrones trailer (lots of new scenes)

    04/12/2016 3:07:17 PM PDT · by lulu16 · 21 replies
    Observer ^ | 4/ 11/16 | Vinnie Mancuso
    [Sorry about the cursing in the text; just hit the video play button] What do you think will happen?
  • New book reveals the world's most incredible loos

    04/12/2016 6:47:39 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Updated: 04:52 EST, 12 April 2016 | Caroline McGuire
    A new book by Lonely Planet called Toilets: A Spotter's Guide features pictures of the world's wackiest loos There are more than 100 WCs featured in the book from places like Antarctica, Alaska, Brazil, Finland and Zambia The book says: 'Whatever you prefer to call them toilets are a window into the secret soul of a destination'
  • Warhols stolen from Missouri museum; FBI offers reward for information

    04/11/2016 6:21:51 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 19 replies
    News Daily ^ | April 11, 2016 | Dani Cardona
    (Reuters) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday offered up to $25,000 as a reward for information on seven Andy Warhol paintings stolen from a Missouri art museum last week. The “Campbell Soup” paintings, part of a set of 10 worth $500,000, were taken from the Springfield Art Museum, in Springfield, after a break-in during the early hours of April 7, the FBI said.
  • New Dubai skyscraper to surpass the world's tallest

    04/11/2016 7:16:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | April 11, 2016 | Soo Kim
    Emaar Properties, the same developers behind the Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest building, has announced plans to build a $1 billion (£710 million) tower in Dubai that will exceed the height of the 828m (2,716 ft) record-holder.
  • Keith Hefner, Credited with Playboy 'Bunny Dip,' Died Friday

    04/11/2016 6:49:33 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    Illinois Patch ^ | April 8, 2016 | Dennis Robaugh
    Keith Hefner, Credited with Playboy 'Bunny Dip,' Died Friday Born in Chicago, Hugh Hefner's younger brother was a longtime executive with Playboy and played a role in creating the Playboy Club. Chicago, IL By Dennis Robaugh (Patch National Staff) - April 8, 2016 10:54 pm ET BEVERLY HILLS, CA -- Keith Hefner, an entertainer, Playboy executive and the younger brother of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, died at his Beverly Hills home Friday following a battle with cancer. He was 87. The younger Hefner was a fixture on the reality TV show about Hugh's life with his three girlfriends, The Girls...
  • Where does this photo come from ?

    04/09/2016 8:42:41 AM PDT · by knarf · 58 replies
    FB ^ | April 9, 2016 | knarf
    I received a FB post with this photo and I cannot find it in a search ....Does anyone know where and when this photo was taken ?thanx
  • What Will Hillary Clinton's Prison Tattoos Be?

    04/08/2016 11:45:36 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 45 replies
    Old Prison Movies | 4/8/2016 | blueunicorn6
    What tattoos do you think our girl Hillary Clinton will get while she is in prison? Is she the delicate butterfly type or the scary skull type? I'm thinking she'll get "HRC + RMN Forever". Keep it somewhat clean.
  • Love is in the armpit at New York's Smell Dating

    04/05/2016 6:55:32 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 24, 2016 | Barbara Goldberg and Angela Moore
    Love at first whiff is the idea behind Smell Dating, a New York matchmaking service that promises to help single people sniff out their perfect match by breathing in the odors from dirty T-shirts. Artist Tega Brain, who teaches at New York's School for Poetic Computation, and Sam Lavigne, an editor and researcher at New York University, created Smell Dating, which they describe as an art project.
  • Libs being Lib - Can't Make This Up or Not !?

    04/02/2016 8:15:02 AM PDT · by urtax$@work · 7 replies
    Glasstire ^ | April 2, 2016 | myself
    Libs being Lib - Can't Make This Up - Or not!?
  • My Beautiful America

    04/01/2016 2:10:07 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 8 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/ ^ | n/a | Charlie Daniels
    Charlie Daniels has shown this on CBS and it was so beautiful, filled with such memories it must be shared here. This is the video shown on the teevee broadcast, and one each of US should remember in our hearts...all this is what makes US a PROUD AMERICAN! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2AEkfjc6-o
  • Chris Pratt erects giant cross on Easter

    03/31/2016 5:57:16 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    NYDaily News ^ | March 28, 2016
    Chris Pratt is more than a guardian of the galaxy, he’s also one of his faith. Pratt, 36, spent Easter building a simple yet enormous cross. He documented the journey of the giant structure on his Instagram. First, he picked the perfect locale. And a photo of his finger pointing down to the site, from the sky, has the look of the hand of God.
  • Retro Photos

    03/28/2016 3:27:46 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 21 replies
    shorpy.com/ ^ | n/a | N/A
    A site that states it always has something interesting
  • 240 years ago today, Spanish explorers reached San Francisco and founded the modern city

    03/28/2016 12:44:37 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    SFGate ^ | March 28, 2016 | Katie Dowd
    On March 28, 1776, Captain Juan Bautista de Anza and a small band of settlers reached San Francisco and laid the groundwork what would become the city's first major landmarks: the Presidio and Mission San Francisco de Asis. Captain de Anza's arrival in San Francisco was the culmination of a long trek from Arizona with 247 soldiers, women and children. The expedition was commissioned by the Mexican viceroy, who hoped to establish a permanent settlement there.
  • The most beautiful streets in San Francisco

    03/28/2016 12:38:16 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 28 replies
    SFGate ^ | March 28, 2016 | Meera Pal
    From tiny Napier Lane to colorful Clarion Alley, the city is full of special pockets that offer some of the most beautiful streets to walk along. There are the standard tourist traps (yes, Lombard St. is on the list), but we wanted to create a list that included the charming, hidden gems.
  • STICK THIS ON IN THE BACKGROUND

    03/28/2016 7:16:38 AM PDT · by knarf · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | March 28, 2016 | knarf
    Just ..... relax .......
  • Fat Cat Art

    03/25/2016 4:34:41 PM PDT · by Huntress · 17 replies
    FatCatArt ^ | 3/25/16 | Svetlana Petrova and Zarathustra the Cat
    http://fatcatart.com/my/?lang=en
  • Occasional birdy thread....

    03/25/2016 4:17:48 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 28 replies
    Me ^ | March 25, 2016 | Me
    Osprey alights on a snag above his nest to check me out and voice his displeasure with my presence.