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RT @311brokendreams: Cash rules everything of round me

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Cash rules everything of round me


Posted by 311brokendreams on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 8:58am
Retweeted by dril on Saturday, October 13th, 2018 11:21pm


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Your fav dog friendly cafes?

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Aka ones with good outdoor seating options, not right on a busy road.

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3 threads with 58 posts in the past month about dog-friendly places that are expected to serve food to humans?
Victoria, BC
fxer
2 days ago
post a counter thread, looking for dog-hostile bistro where canine may end up in stir-fry
dreadhead
2 days ago
Go to the one with heated parking spaces, the vallet will make sure all the windows are up.
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HBO uncovers a premiere date for season 3 of True Detective

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As reported by Deadline, HBO has just announced the premiere date for season three of True Detective, the spooky mystery show that was very good for one year and then very forgettable for another. Hopes are riding pretty high for this new season, which is going to center on Mahershala Ali and Stephen Dorff as…

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Steven Dorff aka Frost from Blade!?
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DMack
2 days ago
I've heard of Dorf on Golf, but Dorff on Crimes?!
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Dynasties, a New Nature Documentary Series from BBC & David Attenborough

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After the triumphs of Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II, 92-year-old David Attenborough is back with a new BBC nature series called Dynasties. The five-part series will follow five “celebrated, yet endangered” groups of animals — emperor penguins, tigers, lions, painted wolves, and chimpanzees — as they fight for survival. From the trailer, it looks as though Dynasties will be heavily narrative, perhaps even more so than Planet Earth and Blue Planet. No word on when this is airing yet.

See also 10 hours of extremely relaxing ocean scenes and 40 hours of relaxing Planet Earth II sounds.

Tags: David Attenborough   Dynasties   trailers   TV   video
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dreadhead
9 days ago
Can't wait, is going to be a sad day when Sir David dies.
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The Private Magic of Treehouses

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Readers share what makes their favorite treetop hideaways so special.

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Last month, we asked Atlas Obscura readers to tell us about their favorite treehouses. Why treehouses? Because we love almost everything about them—the childlike sense of wonder they inspire, the quirks and secret cubbyholes that make each one unique. Also, we're nosy. Treehouses are often hidden in backyards, stubbornly refusing to reveal themselves to passersby. We want to see them!

The submissions we received revealed magical tree-based structures of all sorts, from an elevated fort inspired by young love to a hanging shelter that required more than a little engineering know-how. Overall, you also told us how your favorite treehouses are all the more impressive for the memories they represent.

Below you'll find a selection of some of our favorite submissions. Every treehouse has the potential to make the world a little more wondrous—with any luck, one of these stories will inspire you to look up at the leaves and dream.


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An Inspired Getaway

Pasadena, California

“Built it myself after seeing an article in Smithsonian Magazine. Solar power run lights, radio, and TV.” — Mike Caveney, Pasadena, California


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Building Memories

Lanett, Alabama

“During my doctoral program, my boys dreamed it up while watching Treehouse Masters. ‘We could do that!’ So I let them design it. It took two years of weekends, several friends, and family, but we finally completed it in April. We reclaimed as much wood as possible. The siding is from an old fence at my in-laws'. It’s magical at night with all the lights on. But my most favorite part is that I built it with my boys. A forever memory.” — Michael Plank, Lanett, Alabama


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Hanging Hideaway

Central Oregon

“My brother and I built it over the summer of 2002 in a trio of Ponderosa pines on my off-grid property in Oregon. All hand tools, no electricity, or even a cordless drill. It's about 25-feet up, suspended with cables so it sways with the trees in the wind. We built the floor platform on the ground, then hoisted it up into place using a large pulley and my pickup truck. We then added the walls and roof up there, swinging around in rock climbing harnesses and pulling materials up with the pulley. Only way up is to climb a tree and hoist yourself up through a trapdoor in the porch floor. I sleep on the porch up there whenever I can make it out to my property. Because the trees grow at different rates, we need to re-level it every few years using turnbuckles in the suspension cables.” — Kevin Tracy, Michigan


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Grandson's House

Chapin, South Carolina

"It was our present to our two-year-old grandson who just turned five. We wanted to construct something he could grow up with and enjoy into adulthood. It is also big enough to put lawn chairs for the adults to sit back and enjoy. It overlooks the chicken coops on one side, our garden on the other, and the biggest view is downhill to the lake. My husband has used it to watch deer at dawn. It's constructed around a hickory tree and under the canopy of other hickories, pines, and even one dogwood, and has a coach lap outside the stairs. We built it with stairs and a landing, dedicated it to our grandson, naming it Fort Jackson. The goal is to install a drop down ladder to the underneath of it when he is 7 years old. It's equally a deer stand and an adult watering hole.” — C. Hope Clark, Chapin, South Carolina


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A Stranger's Passion

Thailand

“I was told that the gentleman who designs, builds, and owns these treetop escapes had a career as a professional in the city. When that job came to an end, he became, for whatever reason, a chicken farmer. Apparently, he was also a dreamer and he began building treehouses that he imagined as being in the trees of his rural farm, located in the forest outside of Chiang Rai, Thailand. Each treehouse is unique and each is rented as a bed and breakfast unit. Lying safe and cozy in a leafy bower listening to the song of tropical birds and the gentle gurgle of the stream below... magic.” — Deb Kreutz, California


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Child-Size and Carpenter-Built

Pacific Grove, California

“My father was a professional carpenter and he constructed the treehouse in a group of four oak trees which grew closely together in our front yard. He built a sturdy wooden platform about five feet above ground level. Then constructed the walls and roof of the treehouse out of cedar roof shakes which had been left over from the construction of our ‘real’ house. My mother was very creative and she served as art director for the creation of the treehouse, suggesting features such as the diamond-pane windows and the crooked stovepipe on the roof. One Christmas she made a pair of elves out of styrofoam, coat hanger wire, and oilcloth. She positioned the elves on the roof with a string of lights in their hands as if they were decorating the treehouse. The treehouse was small but cozy and a great place to spend an afternoon reading or just dreaming away the time. Not many treehouses look like a fairytale cottage with a crooked stovepipe on the roof. It was built in the mid-1960s and dismantled in 1972 when we moved away.” — Martin Schmidt, Carmel, California


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Arboreal Architecture

Bad Harzburg, Germany

“Architectural design turned reality through treehouse hotel project, organized by the land owner and developer. The roof is curved.” — Sonja Peshkoff, Hamburg, Germany


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Honeymoon Cottage

Julian, California

“It was created as a ‘honeymoon cottage’ by the owners when they married. At night, coyotes would climb the spiral staircase to the tin roof and dance around, with their nails clicking on the tin. It had a tiny galley kitchen and a wood-burning stove. ‘Something’ would chew on the house at night and I would throw shoes in the direction of the chewing.” — Monica Rix Paxson, Cuernavaca, Mexico


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A Dream Come True

Vermont

“My husband, Shane Clifford, designed and built it. He is a teacher, and woodworking is one of his hobbies. He dreamed of a treehouse like this when he was a kid, and wanted to build it for our own three kids. It took two summers to build and required some technical maneuvering with ropes and harnesses. Eventually he'd like to add a spiral staircase winding up the tree to the opening in the railing. I'd like to add a twisty tunnel slide someday! It sleeps six people and each bed has a special animal name and painting adorning it: Heron's Hideaway (folds down out of the wall from a chalkboard station), Rabbit's Rest, Coyote's Cot, Fox's Featherbed, Bear's Bungalow, and The Crow's Nest (tucked up in the peak of the roof).” — Emma Clifford Sharon, Vermont

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sharing for you cabin porn people :P
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RT @makeout_man: Looking for 365 #beautiful #women in #Pittsburgh willing to make out with a mystery stranger and then talk about it on a v…

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Looking for 365 #beautiful #women in #Pittsburgh willing to make out with a mystery stranger and then talk about it on a video blog. #msgme


Posted by makeout_man on Saturday, August 8th, 2015 1:52am
Retweeted by dril on Thursday, October 4th, 2018 6:37am


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