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Splendid fairywren (Malurus splendens)
The splendid fairywren is a passerine bird of the Maluridae family. It is found across much of the Australian continent from central-western New South Wales and southwestern Queensland over to coastal Western Australia. It inhabits predominantly arid and semi-arid regions. Exhibiting a high degree of sexual dimorphism, the male in breeding plumage is a small, long-tailed bird of predominantly bright blue and black colouration. Non-breeding males, females and juveniles are predominantly grey-brown in colour. These birds are socially monogamous and sexually promiscuous, meaning that although they form pairs between one male and one female, each partner will mate with other individuals and even assist in raising the young from such trysts. Male wrens pluck pink or purple petals and display them to females as part of a courtship display. The splendid fairywren mainly eats insects and supplements its diet with seeds. There are four subspecies.
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Yulin: So, I’m going to be traveling in China, where Twitter is blocked, so expect to see me using Tumblr a lot more over the next few days.Thursday, December 18th, 2014
Yulin: So, I’m going to be traveling in China, where Twitter is blocked, so expect to see me using Tumblr a lot more over the next few days.
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Barack Obama takes over The Word on The Colbert Report
went to watch this video because I was curious how it played out for real… because on one hand it’s kind of a hilarious concept but on the other, i feel like it’s really walking a fine line of what is kind of appropriate and professional to do?
and my dad was in the room, and he commented on how he feels like it crossed a line, and really belittled the role of president/leader of the country, etc. and made a mockery of the position.
And I’m just curious what everyone else’s thoughts are. I don’t really have my on weigh in yet, but moreso I’ve seen this gifset shared but no discussion about whether it was an appropriate thing to do or not, or if that’s even something we should be concerned about.
so what do you think? Does it make the president more relatable, like he knows how to laugh at himself, not take everything too seriously, show he’s connected with pop culture and a younger generation, and cares about connecting with them/us? Or does it help encourage attitudes that don’t take the government seriously or who are drenched with cynicism, disdain, disrespect, disappointment, etc. when thinking of our government?
I’m just really curious what y’all think….
I think (speaking just for myself) that for this to happen around the same time as the Senate torture report’s release, and Dick Cheney’s going on TV to defend his and Bush’s legacy in light of that report, means that anyone making any sort of case about actions that are or are not appropriate for a president to take or that do or don’t reflect well on the office or are or are not “presidential” in the sense of upholding the value and respectability of the institution, and who is making that case in reference to Obama going on Colbert rather than in reference to that other story, is voicing concern about the orientation of one particular deck chair during the sinking of the Titanic.
With that said, I can see the point he’s making, which is a perfectly defensible point in regards to deck chair orientation. I don’t happen to agree with that point, and I think it’s kind of funny/ironic that a middle-aged dad who engages in elaborately awesome LOTR/HP cosplay is the one making it, but he’s certainly entitled to his opinion.
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Today (Dec. 16) is Jane Austen’s birthday! Here’s cartoonist Jen Sorensen’s take on Pride and Prejudice, which we commissioned last year for the book’s bicentennial. (Click this link, or the image, for a more readable version.)
Awesome. But I’m bothered by the uncorrected error in the description of the Lydia/Wickham panel.
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Happy friday! I’m officially done with my first quarter of grad school! I still have one final critique to go through, but in terms of art-making I’m all wrapped up.
Here’s the piece I did for my final scratchboard assignment! It’s of a Yellow-Rumped Warbler feeding a Brown Headed Cowbird.
Cowbirds are nest parasites that lay their egg in another species’ nest. The cowbird egg hatches before the host eggs do, and the larger, more demanding nestling outcompetes the others easily. Host parents often aren’t aware that their nests have been parasitized, and will continue to feed a different-looking fledgling well into their development.
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MK not yet cast as an elf in any Tolkien adaptation.
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My 10 favourites of 2014:
love has no ending. by Sylvia Morris
Fan art of Yulin Kuang’s fan movie of WH Auden’s poem ‘As I Walked Out One Evening’. Watch it. And all the rest.
*(aivlysann is sylvia (in reverse) with my middle name ann tacked on.)
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Edouard Manet + Sea
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A sense of fairness compels me to admit that I just saw a Sponsored Post that I actually found interesting and non-objectionable. It was a gifset for the Into the Woods movie.
That is all.
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