Saturday, April 19, 2014

Three men made a solemn vow

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* We called it John Barleycorn Memorial Pub back in the day. Now, after half a century, it's closing. Never a bad time. Farewell, old friend. See you on the flip side.

* The Police Raided My Friend's House Over a Parody Twitter Account. Now that it's plastered all over the internet and there are innumerable parody accounts about him, I wonder if the mayor of Peoria gets it.

* I received the most wonderful postcard from the French Quarter today. Thank you, Rob. It made my week.

* John Barleycorn must die.

Posted by: Marie at 9:01 PM |

Friday, April 18, 2014

Thirty days

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* ‘Relic of True Cross’ on display at local church:

One of the most venerated objects in Roman Catholic tradition — a sliver of wood said to be from the cross on which Christ died on the first Good Friday — has been quietly on display since 1945 in St. Francis of Assisi Church east of Springfield.

* Photos: Just under 60,000 undocumented migrants were deposited in Tijuana, Mexico, from the US last year.

* 18 Scrumptious Polish Dishes That Will Rock Your World. No Babka, though.

* Check your typing speed.

* $100 to register for medical marijuana under state rules.

* Listen: Understanding hemp as a legal crop with “Organic Cowboy,” Doug Fine:

As the widely contested legalization of marijuana in the United States is increasingly making headlines, pot’s non-psychoactive cousin, hemp, became legal earlier this year. The Agricultural Act of 2014 allows for 13 states’ universities and state agricultural departments to study the growth, cultivation and marketing of industrial hemp, the first time in about 75 years.

* In the hole.

Posted by: Marie at 9:14 PM |

Thursday, April 17, 2014

In the morning

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* Investigators: Car Accident Killed SD Girls Missing Since 1971:

Two South Dakota girls on their way to an end-of-school-year party at a gravel pit in May 1971 drove off a country road and into a creek where their remains lay hidden until last fall when a drought brought their car into view, authorities said Tuesday.

Closure delivered 43 years later.

* Janesville, the old man & the doll in the window. (Via.)

* "Mecca Flat Blues": Where Modernism Began in Chicago.

* Fever all through the night.... (Wait! I have to say something. The man got boogie. Amazing, Leon.)

Posted by: Marie at 9:47 PM |

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sail right around the seven oceans

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* Photos: A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia.

* Review: Finding Vivian Maier.

* They closed my bowling alley.

* Lunar eclipse through The Arch.

* Drop it straight into the deep blue sea. She's as sweet as tupelo honey...

Posted by: Marie at 8:51 PM |

Monday, April 14, 2014

The sound of strangers

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This eastbound Canadian National was waiting in the middle of the night.

* LBJ's Civil Rights Act saved America.

* New report: Just eight states get an A for spending transparency. Illinois got a B.

* Gritty Industrial Railroading, Part VI. (With bonus Jo Jo Dancer clip.)

* Sending nothing to my mind.........

Posted by: Marie at 8:40 PM |