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Flamingos through a hole in the window frame

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April 24th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

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Animated mountain test

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April 17th, 2012 at 1:07 pm

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Bars need tables. Normal tables. The sort of tables you can eat a knife-and-fork meal off. In my opinion the worst thing that happened when bars got all fancy was the introduction of sofas and coffee tables. Kinda makes sense in a nightclub: you’re more relaxed, and they are obviously better for any copping-off opportunities. But in a bar, where people tend to begin the night sober and you might want to have a conversation with your friends, the sofa and coffee table arrangement is awful. Just think of how easy a conversation is around a regular table. You can pull your chair in, lean on the table, drink, and your heads are relatively close together. They are built to enable socialbility. The sofa and coffee table arrangement, though, totally retards sociability. The only people you can talk to in any comfort are the people either side of you. If you are having a conversation with someone on a sofa on the other side of the coffee table, all comfort that the sofa is there to provide disappears. Particularly because the type of bars with sofas tend to also have louder music. You have to raise your voice. Making everything even louder. So everyone raises their voices, and they scooch to the edge of the sofa and lean forward (rendering the original comfortable intention of the sofas redundant; a regular dining chair is way more comfortable than perching on the edge of a sofa), still with a huge coffee table between you. It doesn’t promote conversation at all. Bars need normal tables.

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April 16th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

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Birdy bird bird

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April 14th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

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Home and Dry

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This was released ten years ago. Ten years. Still a beautiful song and a wonderful video. I can still clearly remember going to Saturn, a big electrical chain store, in Berlin on my lunch break with my then-girlfriend to go and buy the Pet Shop Boys “Release” CD on the day it came out. Not my favourite Pet Shop Boys album, but this is definitely top five Pet Shop Boys songs for me. Especially the bit where Chris Lowe says “we’re going home.” Love that bit.

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April 12th, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Posted in Music

Hey guys

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hey guys
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Hey guys!
Hey Guys!!
hey guys :)
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Hey guys :B
Hey guys! :D
Hey guys!xx
hey guys lol

Hey guys how are ya
Hey Guys How Are you???
Hey guys! How all doing?
Hey guys, what’s up?

Hey Guys! Please go follow my new twitter!
Hey guys, i know I’m being desperate, but can of of the people I follow, follow me back it’s just I need followers. Thank you!
Hey guys m new on twitter..pls follow.
Hey guys!I hope you twitter with me:} and sorry I can´t not good english ]:{——→

Hey guys!Welcome to my Twitter!
Hey guys wanna be friends??
Hey guys, thanks for the follow.
Hey guys pls follow me back

Hey guys do you like this?
Hey guys, like my shoes?
Hey guys like my tattoo?
Hey guys, this look suspicious to you?

Hey guys what do you think about my new profile picture?
Hey guys what happened with Toby?
Hey guys! Who’s excited for icarly and SNL tomorrow !?:)
hey guys, do you ever come back in Italy? :)

hey guys bring kleenex
Hey guys look!…. i brought bread.
hey guys this is soooo intresting!
HEY GUYS! I’m bored right now :(

hey guys have a great day.
Hey guys, I hope you are having a great night.
Hey guys – no big plans for the my weekend.

Hey guys check out my latest article
Hey guys check this out!
Hey you guys can’t miss out on this!!
Hey guys I wrote you a haiku

hey guys sorry!
Hey guys! Sorry I haven’t been on.
Hey guys, sorry i didn’t tweet last days..
Hey guys sorry for all the issues today

Hey guys it’s April 6, 2012.
Hey guys, it’s April 06, 2012 at 04:30PM. Better grab yer dicks.

More Twitter search poems here.

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April 6th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

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Turner, Montana

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A couple of years ago, I did an infographic about Turner, Montana being the farthest town in the contiguous United States from a Major League Baseball park:

(it’s also in the Flip Flop Fly Ball which is still available at bookstores of varying quality).

Journalist Conor Dougherty decided to visit Turner, Montana. You can read his article (and see his video) for the Wall Street Journal here.

I really want to visit Turner now I’ve read and seen that.

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April 4th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

The view

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I moved into a new flat at the weekend. I’m loving the view from the balcony. I can see the mountains on the edge of the city; and every night, there’s a sunset behind the World Trade Center.

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April 4th, 2012 at 9:10 am

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I’ve never been on a boat

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April 3rd, 2012 at 3:58 pm

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Very pretty

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And not really giving a shit about lip syncing properly.

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April 2nd, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Posted in Music,Video