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xenophaedja It was clear that like most terrorists they were not big on research or reality and lacking completely in empathy. The canisters of deadly gas they ordered online at ACME ( a Halliburton subsidiary where all successful coyotes and terrorists shop ) was filled with serendipity and not the vaguely similar sounding sarin compound they thought they were getting. As they deployed the gas the people at the targeted mall were alarmed all of a sudden to see Horace Walpole merchandise everywhere. There was even a tasty yet healthy Starbucks drink and a semi pornographic tee shirt at The Hollister store ( fortunately it was so dark no one saw it except the anorexic employees dropped off in seven thousand pound SUVs). The banal suicide evoking background music developed soul, the artificial air and light disappeared as the roof opened and flooded the entire space. Out in the parking lot, the immediate damage was more dramatic. Actual courtesy occurred. Not just once. Then, something truly magic happened. Everyone got back into their cars, drove away, and forgot about ever going back to a mall again. Ever. Life mattered. Stuff didn't. They started making things for themselves and for others and began finding out who they were inside. Cell towers went dormant, there were no more texts, no emojis or duck faces. Soon the failed Ponzi scheme called capitalism was replaced and humanity prevailed.

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xenophaedja Sorry, but this keeps coming back in my mind.......
"Sweet Thing---David Bowie
It's safe in the city to love in a doorway
To wrangle some screams from the dawn
And isn't it me, putting pain in a stranger?
Like a portrait in flesh, who trails on a leash
Will you see that I'm scared and I'm lonely?
So I'll break up my room, and yawn and I
Run to the center of things
Where the knowing one says: "Boys, Boys, its a sweet thing
Boys, Boys, its a sweet thing, sweet thing
If you want it, Boys, get it here, thing
'Cause hope, Boys, is a cheap thing, cheap thing"

I'm glad that you're older than me
Makes me feel important and free
Does that make you smile, isn't that me?
I'm in your way, and I'll steal every moment
If this trade is a curse, then I'll bless you
And turn to the crossroads of Hamburg, as in "Boys, Boys, its a sweet thing
Boys, Boys, its a sweet thing, sweet thing
If you want it, Boys, get it here, thing
'Cause hope, Boys, is a cheap thing, cheap thing"

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  •   xenophaedja @hopekillcoyne thank you Hope. My bit is the easy fun bit. 1d
  •   yfmlondon Adore this Portrait!...and your wonderful words...music to my ears!....talking of music...adore Diamond Dogs! But my all time favourite is Ziggy Stardust and the spiders from Mars!!...oohh and 'let's dance ' ...put on your red shoes and dance the blues!!! Rod Stewart was prancing about in leopard skin trousers at the time 'purring'...no growling ..'Do you think I'm sexy'! Better put on my 'cha cha nudie two shoes'!! 14h
  •   swirlbook Beautiful one. 6h
  •   xenophaedja @yfmlondon wonderful thoughts and images. Thank you 6h
  •   xenophaedja @swirlbook thank you 6h
  •   paolinophotography Such a beautiful portrait 6h

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croberts02 Someone asked me recently why they can go to the exact places I go and take pictures of the exact same things but their pictures end up looking nothing like mine. I think it was a compliment.
I told them not to feel bad. They rarely see one of my pictures as it looks straight out of the camera. (Sometimes I edit just a little)

Here are the tags: #beforeandafter #photoshop #lightroom #burney #river #sunset #vscocam #igerssv #california #mextures #rebel_scapes #landscape #caliexplored #art_pure #all_my_own
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  •   croberts02 @tinaboss31 Either my iPhone 6 or my Canon Rebel DSLR. This picture was the Canon. 4d
  •   croberts02 @kikkaspd Thank you! 4d
  •   mainebananas The camera will never capture what we see!) 4d
  •   croberts02 @mainebananas Thats more true for some of us than others 🏼 4d
  •   beefy72_ru Sometimes you just have to tweak them 4d
  •   ivorytickler30 I just bough Pixelmator for my Mac. Photoshop was a little too expensive, considering that I probably would have not idea how to use 90% of the functionality as an amateur. I'm still struggling to get the hang of it. 4d
  •   croberts02 @ivorytickler30 Isn't Photoshop subscription only at this point? $10 a month and you get that plus Lightroom (I just started the free trail period since Apple stopped supporting Aperture). 4d
  •   crookedhalo1 The water change completely changes the shot wow... 2d

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xenophaedja I'd sat on the cold bench so long I ended up with polaroids. It wasn't a pretty picture.
Once, I invented the iSaxophone. Unfortunately it only works outside in a quiet wet alley near a dramatic scene.
Soon, I'll be able to hatch a plan and won't have to sit on the eggs anymore.

If there were a god, would he (it?) believe in Christians, Muslims or any of the other monotheist cults? In high school, I learned that mono was not a good thing. Of course you can make a good argument for the original mono #Beatles releases, so there is always that.

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  •   lizreiko Is there vodka in it? 4d
  •   byparol Haha, I was thinking the same thing! Looks delicious and quite refreshing... But is there alcohol in it ;) 4d
  •   lbertwng Haha... You guys!... No it was all clean 4d

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croberts02 Alright, already
And we'll all float on alright
Alright, Already we'll all float on
Alright don't worry even if things end up a bit too heavy
We'll all float on alright
Already we'll all float on
Alright already we'll all float on
Ok don't worry we'll all float on
Even if things get heavy all float on, alright
Already we'll all float on
Don't you worry we'll all float on
We'll all float on
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keithr76 What I wish I were doing today. Photo: Poolside Gossip by Slim Aarons, 1970 #igerssf#igerssv#californiadreaming#palmsprings 6d

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