Couch Cushion Architecture; A Critical Analysis

At first glance the composition appears unintentional and the construction shoddy. But further investigation reveals a clear delineation between indoor/outdoor space with a design focus on protection through the use of barrier. Planes are shifted off the orthogonal to accommodate function; as a side effect it relieves inhabitants from a harsh Euclidian geometry. Grade B

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Words to live by

Given that harsh reality, Arturo Rubio, a former cop and now Falcone’s training partner, injects a little humor offering some sure-fire tactics of his own: “If there’s a lot of them (cartel gunmen) then run. If there’s only a few, then hide. And if there’s absolutely nobody then charge my valiant comrades, we were born to die.”

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The OK Go Video: Playing With the Speed of Time

“The fastest we go is 172,800x, compressing 24 hours of real time into a blazing 1/2 second. The slowest is 1/32x speed, stretching a mere 1/2 second of real time into a whopping 16 seconds. This gives us a fastest to slowest ratio of 5.5 million. If you like averages, the average speed up factor of the band dancing is 270x. In total we shot 18 hours of the band dancing and 192 hours of LA skyline timelapse – over a million frames of video – and compressed it all down to 4 minutes and 30 seconds! Oh and don’t forget, it’s one continuous camera shot.”

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Suspect’s mom: Son ‘stupid kid,’ not a terrorist –

“Another image — from late in 2008 — shows Almonte at a different rally, holding a poster that says “Death to all Juice” (sic.) It’s not clear whether that rally was organized by the Islamic Thinkers Society.”

The “stupid kid” thing is pretty obvious. I am not sure about the “not a terrorist” part.

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I want to be clear on this. When I say that if you are under 6’2″ and you sit in the exit row, I hate you, I am not joking.


But the only reason I hate you so much and won’t shut up about this is because you are horrible horrible exit row stealing people.

Ways our kids try to get out of being in trouble

In my continuing attempts to turn this exclusively into a link and cute stuff my kid’s say so blog that no one will ever read again…

“Because, I’m just too little to know. I mean, just look at the size of my hands! (holding them up) Pretty tiny!”


“But I have liberty, this is America!”