Les Darcy, a middleweight boxing champion and blacksmith in Australia
Greater Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis tabida) that winter at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge stop in the San Luis Valley of Colorado during their annual fall and spring migration to rest and feed before moving on. These images were captured in the San Luis Valley last weekend as the cranes were migrating north.
Photos by Keenan Adams/USFWS
(via: Bosque del Apache NWR)
Pennsylvania’s Land Of LincolnsDozens of relatives of the 16th president rest in an obscure Fayette County Cemetery, while the family maintains a mostly quiet Western Pennsylvania presence
Dozens, including the president’s great grandfather’s brother Mordecai, are buried in the tiny Lincoln family cemetery between Connellsville and Uniontown.
But these days, the local link is lost on most. Not even the Connellsville Area Historical Society seems to know anything about the Lincolns in their midst.
Ralph Lincoln thinks that’s sad. In his own quiet, and some might say quirky, ways, he aims to help keep this significant slice of local history alive.
The 49-year-old Mr. Lincoln says, “I’ve gotten more comments since I’ve grown the beard” — for the past two years — but as striking are his facial similarities and his rail-thin 5 foot 10 inch frame. “Abe was like, 6-3 … 6-4?” He grins. “I don’t meet his height but I meet his good looks.”Read more: http://old.post-gazette.com/pg/06051/658231.stm#ixzz2up3aWigZ
Campanarios De Azaba (Spain) (AFP) - In an oak wood spanning the border of Spain and Portugal, an ancient sight unfolds: wild horses, not saddled or shoed, but roaming free as they did centuries ago. Farming has declined in Spain, leaving the countryside deserted, conservationists say. Now the wild things are coming back: wolves, vultures and rare herbivores. “It’s a wonderful horse that has been around since time immemorial,” despite coming close to extinction, said Carlos Sanchez, director of the conservation group running the site.
#I love a lot of things about the way this show turned out but maybe the very best one is how joan is a watson with limits #I don’t think I’ve ever seen an adaptation where watson doesn’t sigh in exasperation and then put up with the abuse #from day zero she’s laying down rules #and she’s patient and forgiving and remarkably low-key #(anyone who wakes me up before my alarm clock on the regular is getting a knife to the face) #but she absolutely knows the difference between eccentricity and unreasonable behavior #and is utterly able and willing to enforce boundaries #and to call holmes out #repeatedly. #now that I think of it I don’t particularly find watson interesting or likeable in… any adaptation I’ve seen? #and suddenly you have a holmes/watson dynamic that’s actually played as equal #where 2/3rds of their interaction is negotiation #(the other 1/3rd is mutual appreciation society and it’s so much better because of the negotiations) #real friends don’t just love you #they also challenge you to become a better version of yourself #that’s the show. (via smokeandsong)
RiffTrax will be live tweeting the Oscars tomorrow night!
My researchers just confirmed that literally nobody on Twitter, not a single soul, is planning to comment on the Oscars live tomorrow night. Well sir, we at RiffTrax have been known to blurt out a few things here and there vis-à-vis popular culture, so we’d thought we’d step up and fill…
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