Author: urb

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Amazon Prime Memberships for $67

Normally $99, this Friday, September 25, Amazon will make their Amazon Prime memberships available for $67. In celebration of five Emmy wins for Amazon Original series Transparent at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards, Amazon today announced that Amazon Prime will...

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Be Prepared… with Pretzels

Spotted by me and a colleague on Monday while heading to lunch in the Navy Yard area: I have no idea what was happening over the weekend, but clearly someone needed pretzels on a string. Perhaps as a necklace, or...

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Pick a Purple Pepper?

I have never really felt like I had a green thumb. My mother never had any trouble with plants around the house or in our greenhouse growing up. I could never keep anything green alive for very long and mostly...

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It’s Just Not Cricket, Nature!

Flashback to a few years ago when I had broken up with a live-in boyfriend, had a new apartment with a lovely patio and was trying to enjoy the change of seasons… I might respect all living creatures, but sorry...

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Ahmed Mohamed, Inventing While Brown

#IStandWithAhmed because a 14-year old student bringing a homemade clock to school to show their teacher should be encouraged, not feared. All of these stories come across as Charming and Nostalgic tales of a nerdy little kid on his way...

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Chicken and Waffles at Woodward Table

While the origins of chicken and waffles seem to be divided between the North and the South, I still suppose it was surprising that I had never really had them until moving to DC which seems firmly entrenched between the...

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#FlashbackFriday: Cocktails and Cheez-Its

Cheez-Its, am I right? Looking back to a time when I was in one those, “just because I can” moods. Honestly, what else was I supposed to do with Scrabble Cheez-Its aside from eat them? And can we talk about...

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Joan Crawford’s Secret? Pickles!

A fun little post to round out the week and greet the holiday weekend. Teleworking yesterday, in between tasks and going to the gym1, my friend Steven posted the following image to Facebook: Joan Crawford, Film Star and Member of...

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2015 DC Shorts Film Festival

It’s that time again! No, I don’t mean my birthday. Well, actually, my birthday is coming up soon, but just before that is DC Shorts! The 2015 DC Shorts Film Festival showcases one of the largest collection of short films...

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Living Tomato Ripeness Chart

From Reddit by way of Boing Boing, this is a perfect tomato ripeness chart. Or tomato audio meter. Or a tomato-based video game health bar… I haven’t talked about my garden much this year but my cherry tomatoes did return,...

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Racebent Justice League …s

Facebook’s “On This Day” reminded me twice this week of some Justice League art I’ve enjoyed over the years. But oddly on nearly the same day a few years apart. In case you aren’t familiar with the concept of racebending…...

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Deee-Lite’s ‘Groove Is in the Heart’ Turns 25

People Magazine takes a look at perhaps one of the ultimate party tunes out there, Deee-Lite’s much beloved “Groove Is In The Heart“. “Groove Is in the Heart” was an immediate hit, reaching No. 1 on the U.S. Hot Dance...

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Syracuse Prof’s Star Trek Class Goes Global

I love when seminal works of fiction, fantasy and science fiction are given their proper due. Previously available only for enrolled Syracuse University students, professor Anthony Rotolo will now offer a free and open “Star Trek” class to the public,...

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Baby got… Bechdel (-Wallace) Test

Update: Alison Bechdel has stated before that she got the idea for the strip from a friend Liz Wallace and more recently said that she would be happy now calling it The Bechdel-Wallace Test. I saw this tweet shared on...