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November 26th
8:47 PM

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My dogs love kale and Romaine lettuce. A lot of effort is put into looking cute when they know a salad is being made.

4:24 PM

The Far West’s new album doesn’t come out until February, but you can hear this song from it right NOW!

November 15th
5:19 PM

Did you know that you can use the What Would I Say? Facebook app on a page (not just your own profile)? Because you can, and it’s amazing. These are a few things the L.A. Times would say.

November 13th
4:08 PM
Via
latimespast:

This is an actual news story: It ran in the L.A. Times (on the front page, in fact) on Jan. 13, 1914. 
The previous month, the New York Times had reported on the Vatican’s efforts “to suppress the tango dancing mania in Italy” but noted that those efforts had “proved a failure.” In the last days of 1913, Italy’s King Victor Emmanuel III banned the dance at a state ball. 
But by Jan. 14, 1914, a story was being told in the salons of Rome, memorably related in this L.A. Times article:

Two representatives of one of the old patrician families of Rome were admitted to private audience, and, humming softly well-known music, initiated His Holiness into the mysteries of the tango steps. As they danced, the Pope’s brow furrowed with a look of stupefaction. Finally he ejaculated:
"Is that the tango?"
"Yes, Your Holiness," was the reply.
"Well, my dear children," commented Pius X, "you cannot find it very amusing."
There and then the Pope raised the interdict, for, as he pointed out with an ironical smile, if the tango were made a penance, it would be looked upon as sheer cruelty.

A century later, the tango has a well-placed fan at the Vatican: In an interview featured in the book “Pope Francis: Conversations with Jorge Bergoglio: His Life in his Own Words,” the current pope described himself as a fan of tango and said that he had “danced it as a young man, although I preferred the milonga.”

So this happened.

latimespast:

This is an actual news story: It ran in the L.A. Times (on the front page, in fact) on Jan. 13, 1914. 

The previous month, the New York Times had reported on the Vatican’s efforts “to suppress the tango dancing mania in Italy” but noted that those efforts had “proved a failure.” In the last days of 1913, Italy’s King Victor Emmanuel III banned the dance at a state ball. 

But by Jan. 14, 1914, a story was being told in the salons of Rome, memorably related in this L.A. Times article:

Two representatives of one of the old patrician families of Rome were admitted to private audience, and, humming softly well-known music, initiated His Holiness into the mysteries of the tango steps. As they danced, the Pope’s brow furrowed with a look of stupefaction. Finally he ejaculated:

"Is that the tango?"

"Yes, Your Holiness," was the reply.

"Well, my dear children," commented Pius X, "you cannot find it very amusing."

There and then the Pope raised the interdict, for, as he pointed out with an ironical smile, if the tango were made a penance, it would be looked upon as sheer cruelty.

A century later, the tango has a well-placed fan at the Vatican: In an interview featured in the book “Pope Francis: Conversations with Jorge Bergoglio: His Life in his Own Words,” the current pope described himself as a fan of tango and said that he had “danced it as a young man, although I preferred the milonga.”

So this happened.

November 12th
4:43 PM

Just a cat meowing the word “hello.” No big deal.

(Obviously it is a HUGE DEAL.)

11:13 AM
Please come collect your heifer.
(From the Adams Sentinel in Adams County, PA, Sept. 23, 1850.)

Please come collect your heifer.

(From the Adams Sentinel in Adams County, PA, Sept. 23, 1850.)

November 8th
1:20 PM
In the summer of 1968, Dave Van Ronk and Joni Mitchell played a series of shows TOGETHER at the Troubadour. Think about that. And consider the year you were born, and if it wasn’t early enough for you to have been of concertgoing age in 1968, know that I share your sadness.
(This was published in the L.A. Times on June 13, 1968.)

In the summer of 1968, Dave Van Ronk and Joni Mitchell played a series of shows TOGETHER at the Troubadour. Think about that. And consider the year you were born, and if it wasn’t early enough for you to have been of concertgoing age in 1968, know that I share your sadness.

(This was published in the L.A. Times on June 13, 1968.)

November 7th
3:19 PM
The Litter Genie® cat is verified on Twitter. ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES 

The Litter Genie® cat is verified on Twitter. ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES 

November 6th
9:42 PM

Bunny of the century.

8:54 PM
Fact: One time we were visiting family and my dog, unaccustomed to pools and hot tubs, got a little careless and fell in. He growled audibly on the way down and made what I believe to be a nearly identical face to this Sumatran tiger cub at the National Zoo. (We fished the dog out immediately, but the zoo made this cub keep swimming because she was being TESTED. [She passed.] )
Photo: Connor Mallon / Smithsonian’s National Zoo

Fact: One time we were visiting family and my dog, unaccustomed to pools and hot tubs, got a little careless and fell in. He growled audibly on the way down and made what I believe to be a nearly identical face to this Sumatran tiger cub at the National Zoo. (We fished the dog out immediately, but the zoo made this cub keep swimming because she was being TESTED. [She passed.] )

Photo: Connor Mallon / Smithsonian’s National Zoo