Flipping through an old Life magazineIMG_0951

Elizabeth Hodges of Bratenahl writes in:


J Tree squad goals:

Rufus Wainwright’s grandfather writing something really affecting about the presentation of a Congressional Medal of Honor, posthumously, to Milton Olive III who threw himself on a grenade to save his comrades:IMG_0955


From a special about crash test dummies:

What kind of man uses Vaseline Hair Tonic?IMG_0959


Jackie’s trip to Spain was not without frost-ups:IMG_0961 IMG_0962 IMG_0963 IMG_0964 IMG_0965 IMG_0966 IMG_0967 IMG_0969

Always get a weird vibe


when I find myself in Mojave, California.


Although I gotta say everybody in McDonald’s was in a good mood.

Professor McH sends us another good one

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Found here.  There’s a lot to ponder in this one (like: these folks were always just peepin’ on this lady and her Villains?)

Wait, can’t you tell a TON about it from this?

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from The New Yorker.  Like, you definitely at least get the vibe.

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Oh Terry

Terry G

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(source, thanks to reader Molly in NYC for the tip)

Did not know this other definition

A gamergate (/ˈɡæmərˌɡt/) is a mated worker ant that is able to reproduce sexually, i.e. lay fertilized eggs that will develop as females. Gamergates are restricted to taxa where the workers have a functional sperm reservoir (‘spermatheca’). In various species, gamergates reproduce in addition to winged queens (usually upon the death of the original foundress), while in other species the queen caste has been completely replaced by gamergates. In gamergate species, all workers in a colony have similar reproductive potentials, but as a result of physical interactions, a dominance hierarchy is formed and only one or a few top-ranking workers can mate (usually with foreign males) and produce eggs. Subsequently however, aggression is no longer needed as gamergates secrete chemical signals that inform the other workers of their reproductive status in the colony.


Ants are interesting.

The term “gamergate” derives from the Greek words γάμος (gámos) and ἐργάτης (ergátēs) and means “married worker.” It was coined in 1983 by geneticist William L. Brown and was first used in scientific literature by entomologists Christian Peeters and Robin Crewe in a 1984 paper published in Naturwissenschaften. The definition typically found in entomological dictionaries is “mated, egg-laying worker,” and is drawn from the glossary of Bert Hölldobler and E. O. Wilson’s 1990 book, The Ants.

Bad Trip To Mexico

Not sure about Pixar’s new film