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Wow. I completely forgot that aspect of the Ewoks. They were fully prepared to eat Han, Luke, Leia and even Chewbacca before they were convinced that 3P0 was a god. That puts a completely different spin on the celebration scene at the end of the movie!
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Not having seen the NPR link, perhaps they orient themselves in the same direction that mice normally defecate, and so the mouse will run in the same line as the fox is oriented, making it possible to catch the mouse during the dive.
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OK, I am pretty sure this applies pretty well to my dog. It's not all the time, but seems to be the case most of the time I've looked.
Speaking of looking . . . I hate to think of what those two years of research were like, with the thousands of observed 'events'. That is one sad, sad graduate student somewhere there.
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For a real rip-out-your-heart tearjerker, see Ano Hana (We Still Don't Know the Name of the Flower We Saw That Day).

I hope this is not inappropriate, but I watch my anime online at crunchyroll.com. It's a totally legit site that had started out as a place to see fan-translated/fan-subtitled anime. They somehow negotiated deals to stream subtitled anime with advertiser support or subscription, and it has a great selection.
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The choral music during the jump was "Atmospheres", which was featured in Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey". It was nice to see it being used there.
Really, really nice fidelity to the original monster design, and I was very glad to hear that familiar 'zilla roar.
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That's a terrible uniform, if it needs such constant adjustment. It did look better than the first TNG uniforms, which appeared to be extremely uncomfortable.
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Way down California close to Joshua Tree
Way back up in the desert with the sand and scree
There stood a log cabin made of mirrors and wood
Where lived a country boy name of Johnny B. Goode
Who never ever learned to read or write so well
But he could play the guitar just like ringing a bell
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Those glasses do not appear to have any lenses, or the lenses do not refract light very much. You cannot see any interruption in the (very attractive) line of her face through the frame of the glasses.
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A really moving piece. I had to suspend disbelief with the radio, though. I am pretty sure these types of radios work on half-duplex mode (like a CB radio). If Anigaaq is speaking, he's holding down the microphone button, and so his radio cannot receive. That's why radio speaking practices include the call "over" when the speaker is finished. It indicates that the frequency is clear to receive.
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The article linked is really very cute, and quite a testament to the love this couple hold for each other. The comments were a bit disturbing, because many pointed out the many different ways in which the Victorian era was, well, pretty nasty for those who weren't white and wealthy.
Some people are maybe too serious. I mean, this is mostly an extended cosplay, and it's kinda cute.
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That's a really tidy sheep barn. I'm impressed with the all-wooden walls and gates. Barns that I have seen have chewed-up pens and lots of welded wire instead of solid wood.
It's also interesting that none of the sheep have their tails docked, even the adults.
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The urinal is so poorly designed. Having a hard vertical surface perpendicular to the urine stream is almost a guarantee for spashback. A better design should provide some surface that is almost parallel to the stream, allowing the liquid stream to merge with the porcelain surface and lose momentum. A projecting ridge in the center of the urinal's back wall should be provided to act as a 'landing spot' for the urine stream.
Simply saying "pee sitting down" or "stand closer" is insufficient. A good engineering solution is called for here.
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Watching the stream, the sheep appears to be pretty clean, and the wool is being taken and spun directly by hand spinning wheels. Hand shears, too. No electricity at all. Pretty docile sheep.
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Why are chicken feet called "paws" but pigs feet are called . . . 'feet'?
I like 'em, but when I suggest cooking them, people look at me like I just proposed eating the family dog.
The feet have very little fat, but their rich flavor comes from the gelatin that's packed in the thick skin and the many, many bones. They are ideal for cooking with beans.
When I can get away with it, I will soak pinto beans and put them in jars, add a half a pig-foot, a couple cloves of garlic and a slice of onion. Close and pressure-cook at 15 psi for 30 minutes. The skin will become soft and chewy, while the beans have a very rich taste and texture.
After processing, complete the seals and then hide the jars where nobody else in the family will have to see them.
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"Haunting" is right. It's a beautiful song, and it is always perfectly evocative of the unreal feeling that the desert can bring. The lyrics don't need to mean anything, nor do they need to make sense. They become little half-formed thoughts that come and go in the quiet and isolation of the wilderness.
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Good take-away about the story there, but one should not omit the fact that her story is also about tons and tons of work. I mean, getting an engineering degree with an eye to law school? That's some ambition! She backed up all of her dreams with tremendous effort.
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I hate having stuff in my pockets, and my keys kept wearing holes in them. I finally settled on a system that is similar to the CERN Lecture Belt, but my family calls it the "Geek Belt". It is a nylon web belt on which I clip carabiners for holding a key ring and a USB Flash drive with a number of useful utilities, files and a couple of operating systems (it's a bootable drive). There's a case for my phone and also a larger case to hold a palmtop, my ID and credit cards. I also keep a knife clipped to it.
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I will attempt to clarify my earlier comment:
1. The behavior of the American who swallowed the pickled toe (shudder) reflects badly on the image of Americans traveling out-of-country.
2. The image that Americans project to the world has been in decline for many years, and so it is becoming more and more difficult to make Americans look worse.
3. The person in this story succeeded to make Americans look more boorish and uncivilized by his behavior, thus topping an already high performance bar.
4. This implies that his behavior was quite extreme in its offensiveness.
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