Troubadour One Four

Songwriting, creativity, Gardening.

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Are you passionate?
Are you livin’ like you talk?
Are you dreamin’ now
that you’re goin’ to the top?
Are you negative,
In a world that never stops,
Turnin’ on you?
Turnin’ on me?
Turnin’ on you?

Are you loving it?
Can you ever get enough of it?
Is it everything?
A love that never stops,
Comin’ to you?
Comin’ to me?
Comin’ to you?

Are you scared of it?
Do you wish that it would stop?
Does it bother you
when you hear your spirit talk?

(Source: Spotify)

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Artist Transforms a Pile of Trash into a Mind-Bending Anamorphic Illusion

French artist Bernard Pras creates artwork using a technique called anamorphosis, a distorted projection or perspective requiring the viewer to use special devices to see the complete artwork.
His latest project on exhibit at Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval, near Lyon, France is a portrait of Ferdinand Cheval (a French postman who spent thirty-three years of his life building Le Palais idéal in Hauterives), made up of various objects found around the installation site which requires being viewed from a specific vantage point to reconstitute the image.
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I’ve finally seen bats at my house! They’re flying all around and chirping like crazy! Coolest shit ever!

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"Pickup trucks customized to spew black smoke into the air are quickly becoming the newest weapon in the culture wars.

"Coal Rollers" are diesel trucks modified with chimneys and equipment that can force extra fuel into the engine causing dark black smoke to pour out of the chimney stacks. These modifications are not new, but as Slate’s Dave Weigel pointed out on Thursday, "rolling coal" has begun to take on a political dimension with pickup drivers increasingly viewing their smokestacks as a form of protest against environmentalists and Obama administration emissions regulations.


"The feeling around here is that everyone who drives a small car is a liberal," a roller named Ryan told Vocativ. "I rolled coal on a Prius once just because they were tailing me."

Weigel spoke to a seller of coal rolling customization equipment who described why some drivers see spewing smoke as a political protest.

"I run into a lot of people that really don’t like Obama at all," the salesperson said. "If he’s into the environment, if he’s into this or that, we’re not. I hear a lot of that. To get a single stack on my truck—that’s my way of giving them the finger. You want clean air and a tiny carbon footprint? Well, screw you."

This is, in a very real sense, why we can’t have nice things.

— These fucking crackers. Willful ignorance and purposeful stupidity will be our downfall. The anti-intellectual, anti-education, anti-science morons need to be beaten with a rubber hose.

This is like lining up for a lobotomy.
Scratch that.

It’s like lining up for an ANOTHER lobotomy.

That’s just disgusting. This isn’t new. I’ve had this happen to me for years. Dummies made my gas mileage better, spewing out all of those uncombusted hydrocarbons! More fuel for me, dildoes.


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I have a big piece of advice! Stop “aspiring”!!!!! Your aspirations end now!!!! […] The freaking coolest thing about living in the year 20XX is that you don’t have to have anyone’s permission…. Just start making whatever you want! Don’t save your good ideas for some big-wig executives or networks. Just do them right now! Don’t be precious with your ideas, just put them out there.
Ian Jone-Quartey’s advice to aspiring animators works for anybody who wants to make things. Recommended. (via austinkleon)