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16 October 2014 @ 12:48 am
Originally posted by harvey_rrit at What? 464


Human: Dude, you live in your dad's basement.

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14 October 2014 @ 06:52 pm
Because sometimes you'll be downtown huffing and puffing,
going about your business...

and then...



The world's shiniest car.

Doesn't it look like it should be transforming into a robot at any moment?!

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Current Music: Baseball
11 October 2014 @ 08:22 pm
This is just a small sampling of flowers in Golden Gate Park. The Dahlia is a most curious flower and is in fact the official flower of San Francisco (since 1926). It originated in the cool mountaintops of Mexico & Guatemala, making its way around Europe, where there are still devout breeders, but some of the very best and brightest bloom only in the land of summer fog.

You'll notice they are frequently quite "fluffy" in shape, even round as a golf ball, due to a unique curl of the petals. Some of those hollow cones serve as "hotels" to fuzzy bumblebees when the evening cold hits them too suddenly to make it back to their hives. If you weren't aware, this round & seemingly un-airworthy insect has a scientifically perplexing manner of flight, one that is partly dependent on warmth (or varying air current) to work; the Dahlia flower handily assures the bees aren't stranded and don't freeze in the night. By the light of dawn they will be able to safely return. Bumbles, and their cousin the honeybee, are essential pollinators -- invaluable to the park as well as entire ecosystems.

Dahlias are from the Asteraceae family, a group that includes sunflowers, asters, and daisies; the latin name meaning "star" = the shape of a blossom; you will indeed see one variety here that has this same shape. They symbolize hope and everlasting union, therefore they can be presented to couples at engagement or wedding parties, and are the suggested gift for a 14th anniversary. Careful though, movies like Black Dahlia add entirely new connotations, perhaps take a tip from the genteel Victorians and attach a poem to ensure the meaning intended.

See the selection of images below the cut, or click here for an entire gallery of Golden Gate Park beauty.

Dahlia Bud - theidolhands
"The Geometry of Life"

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25 July 2014 @ 04:26 pm
Originally posted by theidolhands at Vess Cola

This is leftover from a fire of The Internet Archive on Clement Street (ironically presumed electrical in nature). Alas, it caused a lot of damage to the lovely Taishan Cafe, which has since relocated across the street as The Claypot House.

When the charred structure was pulled down, this vintage sign for Vess Cola was revealed. The company is even still in business, although it caters more to the St. Louis, Missouri area where it's manufactured. The cream flavor comes in an unusual shocking pink color! The building next to it was built in 1922, so one can assume that the painted art is even older than that.

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07 June 2014 @ 05:12 pm
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07 June 2014 @ 04:58 pm
“I am a little church (no great cathedral)
far from the splendor and squalor of hurrying cities
⎯ I do not worry if briefer days grow briefest,
I am not sorry when sun and rain make April."
- E. E. Cummings

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11 May 2010 @ 12:27 pm
Because we all need some.

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