Dinosaur find: Velociraptor ancestor was 'winged dragon' - BBC News  

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"On being asked what he might do to celebrate his having been discovered, Zhenyuanlong indicated he would be buying an investment property in Glen Innes."

Films For Action  

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Whenever scrolling through my newsfeed, I'm always surprised at the number of jingoistic, sabre-rattling friends I apparently have. Few of them, however, appear to be at all inclined towards doing any actual Arab-killing themselves. I should imagine it's on account of their having left the iron on or, perhaps, having to wash their hair that day, rather than for the reasons this man gives, which I suspect are precisely the sorts of airy liberal abstractions they would unabashedly rail against. The fact we are friends shows, I suppose, how cosmopolitan my tastes are, how forbearing my nature is and how robust I like my debate. It saddens me we don't talk more often.

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Any ideas, Joe?

CNN Mistakes Dildo-Covered Flag at Pride Parade for ISIS Flag  

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Reason #94 for Arabs to hate us and our decadent western ways: We think their writing looks like big rubber cocks.

Mars trilogy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  

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With a choice selection of quotes (each of which informs my points better than I did myself) to accompany them, I present to you, Arran Hunt and Matt O'Brien, your required reading, (precedence given, of course, to the unforgottenest quote of the night): "In the pseudoiterative, one performs the ritual of the day, attentive to both the joy of the familiar and the shiver of the accidental.”―Kim Stanley Robinson, "2312" Your reading list is thus: http://bit.ly/1JdlZJC, “Historical analogy is the last refuge of people who can't grasp the current situation.” http://bit.ly/1ePqfoX's_Children, "Cut loose the past; it is dead weight. Let the Extirpation continue. Let it never end. (Somewhat ironic.)” http://bit.ly/1Jdm1kK, "For the first time in his life he felt that edged and spicy mixture of anger and amusement called 'pique'." (Not strictly relevant, but I really like the quote.) http://bit.ly/1ePqfFj, “Every stink that fights the ventilator thinks it is Don Quixote.” http://bit.ly/1JdlZJF, “I have sometimes thought that the reason the trees are so quiet in the summer is that they are in a sort of ecstasy; it is in winter, when the biologists tell us they sleep, that they are most awake, because the sun is gone and they are addicts without their drug, sleeping restlessly and often waking, walking the dark corridors of forests searching for the sun.” It should go without saying that this list is far from complete.

Mars trilogy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  

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With a choice selection of quotes (each of which informs my points better than I did myself) to accompany them, I present to you, Arran Hunt and Matt O'Brien, your required reading, (precedence given, of course, to the unforgottenest quote of the night): "In the pseudoiterative, one performs the ritual of the day, attentive to both the joy of the familiar and the shiver of the accidental.”―Kim Stanley Robinson, "2312" Your reading list is thus: http://bit.ly/1JdlZJC, “Historical analogy is the last refuge of people who can't grasp the current situation.” http://bit.ly/1ePqfoX's_Children, "Cut loose the past; it is dead weight. Let the Extirpation continue. Let it never end. (Somewhat ironic.)” http://bit.ly/1Jdm1kK, "For the first time in his life he felt that edged and spicy mixture of anger and amusement called 'pique'." (Not strictly relevant, but I really like the quote.) http://bit.ly/1ePqfFj, “Every stink that fights the ventilator thinks it is Don Quixote.” http://bit.ly/1JdlZJF, “I have sometimes thought that the reason the trees are so quiet in the summer is that they are in a sort of ecstasy; it is in winter, when the biologists tell us they sleep, that they are most awake, because the sun is gone and they are addicts without their drug, sleeping restlessly and often waking, walking the dark corridors of forests searching for the sun.” It should go without saying that this list is far from complete.

Mars trilogy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  

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With a choice selection of quotes (each of which informs my points better than I did myself) to accompany them, I present to you, Arran Hunt and Matt O'Brien, your required reading, (precedence given, of course, to the unforgottenest quote of the night): "In the pseudoiterative, one performs the ritual of the day, attentive to both the joy of the familiar and the shiver of the accidental.”―Kim Stanley Robinson, "2312" Your reading list is thus: http://bit.ly/1JdlZJC, “Historical analogy is the last refuge of people who can't grasp the current situation.” http://bit.ly/1ePqfoX's_Children, "Cut loose the past; it is dead weight. Let the Extirpation continue. Let it never end. (Somewhat ironic.)” http://bit.ly/1Jdm1kK, "For the first time in his life he felt that edged and spicy mixture of anger and amusement called 'pique'." (Not strictly relevant, but I really like the quote.) http://bit.ly/1ePqfFj, “Every stink that fights the ventilator thinks it is Don Quixote.” http://bit.ly/1JdlZJF, “I have sometimes thought that the reason the trees are so quiet in the summer is that they are in a sort of ecstasy; it is in winter, when the biologists tell us they sleep, that they are most awake, because the sun is gone and they are addicts without their drug, sleeping restlessly and often waking, walking the dark corridors of forests searching for the sun.” It should go without saying that this list is far from complete.