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Re: 'Murica

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Re: 'Murica

Post by sparks » Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:01 pm

Cute.
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:11 pm

People hunt deer in most states. Can't imagine that for any but Texas.
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Re: 'Murica

Post by sparks » Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:13 pm

While it's clear it's a work of art, one must question the need for such a thing. Just what exactly, do stuffed deer heads have to do with the glory or lack thereof, of McTexas, the 2nd largest state in the Union?

Smacks of the jackass that thought art was wrapping islands in colorful plastic. Fucking insane.

But give the guy an E for effort at least. He clearly loves dead deer heads and his home state.



Golly.

Personally, I thought we'd should've stopped with ashtrays with our state motto on them, but that probably belongs in AAs 'The past is a foreign country' thread.
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Re: 'Murica

Post by ed » Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:21 pm

sparks wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:13 pm
While it's clear it's a work of art, one must question the need for such a thing. Just what exactly, do stuffed deer heads have to do with the glory or lack thereof, of McTexas, the 2nd largest state in the Union?

Smacks of the jackass that thought art was wrapping islands in colorful plastic. Fucking insane.

But give the guy an E for effort at least. He clearly loves dead deer heads and his home state.



Golly.

Personally, I thought we'd should've stopped with ashtrays with our state motto on them, but that probably belongs in AAs 'The past is a foreign country' thread.
It is part of a series from the Franklin Mint.
https://www.franklinmint.com

It is, if memory serves "The State Critters Collection" from ca. 1968 and had upwards of 70 critter heads and assorted body parts affixed to plaques in the shape of the state where the critter came from.

They ran into legal problems with the series from Mississippi wherein the head of an African American was used. Big scandal at the time. I doubt the Franklin Mint would whether the bad press today.
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:17 am

Vintage EPA photos reveal what US waterways looked like before pollution was regulated

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  • The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created in 1970. One of its objectives was to regulate pollution in America's waterways.
  • Following its founding, the EPA dispatched photographers to catalogue the state of the country's pollution.
  • Those photographs reveal polluted rivers and garbage-choked coastlines.
Just over 50 years ago, Ohio's Cuyahoga river caught fire.

The disaster prompted a public outcry that in part led to the formation of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1970. The EPA was charged with regulating the country's polluted air and waterways, among other environmental objectives.

Soon after its founding, the agency dispatched 100 photographers to capture the US' environmental issues as part of a photo project called Documerica. The photographers took about 81,000 images, more than 20,000 of which were archived. At least 15,000 have been digitized by the National Archives, and the images now function as a kind of time capsule, revealing what states from California to New York looked like between 1971 and 1977.
Lots of pics, links to more: https://www.businessinsider.com/vintage ... ted-2019-6

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:06 am

Detroit’s Mark Twain Library, which was closed in 1996 for renovations and never reopened.

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:34 am

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:08 am

Interesting, thanks. But the pics are so small they're practically meaningless (the devil &c.).

And the stupid site whines about my browser being "out of date".

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:55 am

You need to view the pictures directly not in the web pages.

Browser out of date? Rather the site is, but does not recognize your browser.

Has not been updated or maintained in a very long time.
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:09 am

↑ Tried different browsers (there are ads!?!), but no luck. Do you have a link?



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Re: 'Murica

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:12 am

Seems to work OK both with Firefox (but not up to date), and the latest greatest Slimjet (based on Chromium).

https://www.detroityes.com/fabulous-rui ... /index.php

Adlbock + Noscript in both cases

Maybe the attached will help.
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:26 am

Thanks, but I just asked for a direct link to one of the "big" pictures.

I have the "Thumbnail Zoom Plus" (sic) add-on, and it opens most pics at min(true res, screensize) just at mouseover. Here I get a ~ 20 % improvement, barely, so there is not really better res behind what the page shows. Clicking on the pics sends me to the next page.

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:07 am

Barack Obama statue unveiled

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTATV) - The Elk's Theatre was packed Saturday afternoon as people witnessed the unveiling of the President Barack Obama statue.

It's the newest addition to the City of Presidents statues downtown.

The creator of the sculpture, James Van Nuys, was honored at the ceremony for his hard work and dedication.

This is the fourth statue Van Nuys has created for the City of Presidents.

He has been working on this piece for the past two years and says that it took him about 500 hours to complete.
https://www.kotatv.com/content/news/Bar ... 88321.html

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:10 am

I like it.

A straightforward respectful portrait, not a megalithic sneer of cold command thingy.
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Giz » Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:23 am

Michelle is shorter than I remembered

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Re: 'Murica

Post by ed » Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:31 am

Will they regret showing him with an underage girl.


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Re: 'Murica

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:11 am

Yeah, who is the girl supposed to be anyway? One of his daughters? I don't get it.
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:31 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:11 am
One of his daughters?
Yes. It's mentioned at the link…


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Re: 'Murica

Post by Grammatron » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:08 am

Witness wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:31 am

Homeless population given one-way tickets to leave town. 2011 to 2017.
Given a one-way ticket to go back home.