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Google "Shel Silverstein".
He was a very prolific author/catroonist/poet especially well known for children's books. Died in 1999.

His first collection of poems (and one of his most famous books) was "Where the Sidewalk Ends" -- hence, the appropriateness of the post script signage.
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Terrible shopping. Along with what the other commenters noticed, there's no perspective on the cat's face. Notice how the top of the tank appears larger in diameter than the bottom because it is closer to the lens? Well, the cat's face should be exhibiting the same narrowing effect and it's not.
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The attack on Zora Neale Hurston is completely unwarranted. The worst thing the slideshow author comes up with was that HUrston was politically conservative and opposed affirmative action and integration? She's "morally questionable" for that? Really?

The fact is that Hurston truly thought both of these movements were *detrimental* for the long term progress of blacks in the U.S.

She anticipated that forced integration would result in a loss of black culture and an unfair imposition of the Federal government into private lives. Her views at the time (and this was 60 years ago... we have the benefit of hindsight) may be arguable one way or the other, but she felt was acting in the best interest of her fellow blacks.

On the next ubject, she considered affirmative action cheating, akin to making the game easier in a patronizing way, the government's implication being that blacks couldn't succeed with the same rules as everyone else. THAT's why she rejected affirmative action, not because she was some sort of traitor to her race as the article/slideshow implies.
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There's really seems to be no limit on how much they can dumb-down common sense information. The cost to the taxpayers for these frequent nutrition messaging overhauls has got to be staggering. But the nanny-state won't give up it seems. Let's face it... you'd have to be a moron to think that subsisting on Red Bull, chicken nuggets, and pizza pockets is a good thing.

Simply put, people eat poorly because they are lazy and have too much disposable income. No amount of tearful pleading and pretty color coded pictures is going to make them start buying bags of rice / beans / flour, eating more vegetables, or even (gasp) actually cooking (not microwaving) their own food fresh.

Save the $ and just write them off. I don't want to be overly callous, but the people this is targeted at are incorigible.
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Maj. Dick Winters, the company commander and long the visible face of these brave men passed away in January a few weeks short of his 93rd birthday.

I attended our local (small town in NY) Memorial Day parade. There was but one WWII marcher left, walking with a cane but looking dapper and dignified. My wife, remembering her now-passed grandfather (a WWII Pacific vet) marching in similar parades broke out crying.

I can only hope that kids of today are taught by their parents and teachers what these guys and others who served in the War went through and the terrible sacrifices they often made. As the study of history seems to have fallen somewhat out of favor, I hope that their memory can still survive in print, images, and film.
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Hah hah... I didn't know what "Melissa" was so I looked it up and when the picture popped up I right away said "looks like that damned lemonbalm". Sure enough, that's the most common species (Melissa officinalis) of the Melissa genus.

Now I have something to do with the invasive weed :-)
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Wyoming looks pretty safe until someday soon (geologically speaking anyhow) when the Yellowstone Caldera lets loose and buries half the West 10 feet deep. Pompeii and Herculaneum were nothing...
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