Pageant of Pulchritude: 1927 

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“Second International Pageant of Pulchritude and Eighth Annual Bathing Girl Revue — Galveston, Texas — May, 1927.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Shorpy Historic Picture Archive :: Pageant of Pulchritude: 1927 high-resolution photo

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GoLo or Go Homies

I found this Lowrider Magazine trophy on the corner of Haight and Ashbury in front of the Gap (which closed in 2007) and when David Gonzales’ ‘Homies’ first came out in the early Noughts I spent a small fortune collecting this full set of the 1st edition of them from vending machines in the Mission

The trophy’s original engraved plate had been removed so it was not identifiable.

I’ve wanted to put them together for a loooong time and only managed to do it right before I left for Peru at the end of Jan. 2019.

{It was one of several projects that I finished up before my departure, a hedge against the worst happening to me down there}

 

 

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Welding mask, about $8

Tempting but I’m afraid that it would be too big for my suitcase and I’m pretty sure they won’t let me take it as a carry-on.

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Huancayo, Peru

My destination, Huancayo, is 10,692ft/3,259m above sea level.

I live about 260ft/83m above it. I have altitude sickness meds and know about mata de coca but I’m still concerned. I had infantile asthma and even when I ran long distance have always breathed rather shallowly.

I think I’ll give it 2-3 weeks but if my body has not acclimated enough to work, I’ll move somewhere lower and consider the rest of my pre-paid room and board a donation.

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Watts Towers

Glad to finally Simon Rodia’s amazing sculptures in person. They’re undergoing major restoration so we couldn’t get in but I still enjoyed them.

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Watts Towers

Glad to finally see

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Free Coffee for TSA

Today I bought a 30 cup catering container to give to the TSA

folks who are being forced to work without pay

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Homies Go Low

I found this 2001 trophy from Lowrider Clothing on the corner of Haight & Ashbury on my way to work many years ago. When David Gonzales’ ‘Homies’ first came out in the early Noughts I spent a small fortune collecting this full set of the 1st edition of them from vending machines in the Mission

I had a brass plate engraved for the base. It reads:
STAN FLOURIDE 1ST PLACE HOMIES COLLECTION

My two previous attempts to create this piece (over 10 years ago) using silicon glue and an emotionally-troubled adhesive (that’s the PC way to describe Krazy Glue) failed. I hope the hot glue I used today will hold up better.

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Norman Just Wants You to Be Clean

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Scientists Place Trump’s Face in Baboon Feces

I strongly suspect that it was revealed by the illustrator or the scientists who published the paper. What’s the point of a great prank if you’re the only one who knows about it.

On 31 January 2018, Kenneth Chiou and Christina Bergey published a paper in the journal Scientific Reports describing a method for sampling the genome of an animal population via feces: We have developed a method that makes noninvasive population genomics economically and practically feasible for the first time, by exploiting natural, evolutionarily ancient differences in CpG-methylation densities between vertebrate and bacterial genomes to enrich the host genome from feces.That paper, titled “Methylation-based enrichment facilitates low-cost, noninvasive genomic scale sequencing of populations from feces,” included a detailed diagram of the methodological process for sampling the feces (indicated with red arrow):

Source: Snopes.com

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