Portland’s impressive Union Station is shown here in 1918, 22 years after its 1896 opening. The building itself has remained remarkably unchanged in 117 years but the forecourt, parking and roadways have changed many times over the years. The “Union Station” and “Go By Train” signs at the top of the clock tower were not installed until 1948.
Filed under: 1910s, Building, Northwest, Rail
I pass by there every time I take the MAX to Powell's.
(Restaurant | Atlanta, GA, USA)
(I work a popular sub sandwich chain. I’m finishing up a customer’s sandwich with vegetables and condiments.)
Me: “Would you like anything else?”
Customer: “Yeah, some peppers.”
(Note: the customer is very clearly pronouncing the “s” in “peppers.” We have bell peppers, pepperoncinis, and jalapeños.)
Me: “Which kind?”
Me: “Which kind of peppers?”
Customer: “PEP-PERS. PEPPERS!”
Me: “Yes, but which kind?”
Customer: “Freaking black peppers! Right there in the shaker! The only peppers you have!”
Me: “Oh, pepper! I’m sorry, I thought you were talking about the veggies.”
Customer: “Why would peppers be a vegetable?! It’s just little black flakes!”
Customer: *to her companion* “Dumb b****!”
trying out LJ's new(ish) "share" feature
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There are a few nitpicks I have with the series, mostly that the first book, Emily of New Moon, gets 20 eps to itself, while the last two books of the trilogy are literally crammed into the last half-dozen episodes. I would have loved to see an adaptation of Emily being locked in the church at night, during a storm, with Mad Mr Morrison; or Aunt Ruth locking Emily out of the house and the latter, in a rage, walking seven miles to New Moon, venting to Cousin Jimmy while eating donuts, and then walking back to Shrewsbury; or Emily visiting a famous (in-universe) author she'd written to and each of them thinking that the mud-covered, misbehaving dog that follows Emily into the house is the other's. Or Dean Priest telling Emily he hates her book, and Emily burning the MS and then falling down the stairs and impaling her foot on Aunt Laura's sewing scissors. I could probably go on, but yeah, there was a LOT of stuff in the last two books they skipped completely.
Another nitpick is that Emily cries FAR too much. She didn't cry half as many times in the books, jeez. And when she did, she mostly cried alone.
All in all, though, it is a good series in and of itself, and for the most part, very faithful to the source material (esp. the first book). I think if they'd made another 10-15 eps they could have worked with more of the last two books.
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ACTA in a Nutshell –
What is ACTA? ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.
Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”
What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.
Essential ACTA Resources -
- Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
- Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
- Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
- Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA: Letter 1 | Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
- Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
- Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video
Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.Via Tumblr
- woo this song rocks:Tori Amos, stuck in my head
The small glimmer of hope I have is that if it does get past Congress (who seemingly really, really want to pass it), I've heard Obama is against it (and I know Biden is), so there's a chance he'll veto it.
- woo this song rocks:Neko Case, stuck in my head.
I actually pretty distinctly remember the people falling backward into that giant ... blanket ... towel ... thing.
EDIT: I meant to post this to vintage_ads! But I'll leave it up here anyway. For context, a previous ad I'd posted to that comm (deleted now because I accidentally the rules) mentioned wanting to find this ad as well, but I thought the song in the ad was Van Halen's "Jump".
Amsterdam! (like that's a surprise) And I'd take anyone who wanted to go with me, I'm not too picky.
- woo this song rocks:Plan B - Stay Too Long (on the radio)
As an adult, it didn't really scare me that much, but I can totally see how it would have freaked me out at age 3. Especially with the WWotW's screechy laugh, and that one part where she's riding toward the camera on her bike. Funnily enough I didn't even remember the Eldritch Abomination-esque trees in the Junk Food Forest or whatever they called it, I think those creep me out more now than the WWotW does.
Best in full-screen, I think.
Also I made a GIF:
It makes me a little dizzy to watch it, though :p Also there's an icon-sized one, but no direct link to it on GifSoup, so I have to upload it to Imageshack. I'll post it later.
(But I didn't want that--or any--background; I thought if I didn't choose one I wouldn't get a background, but apparently I did. Oh well.)
Before the forced link, I had my YT/Google accounts linked but unlinked them because of this very problem. I guess I'll have to make sure I never get logged out of YT or I'm screwed.
(BTW, I did manage to finally log in, but I had to change my PW to do so. And I don't even know if it's my YT or Google Account pw I changed.)
Definitely, there are books/movies I've read/seen upwards of a dozen or more times. Actually I've seen my favorite movie of all time (The Miracle Worker, 1962) at least fifty times, I think. I don't think I have an "upper limit". If I get the urge to watch/read something, I will, no matter how many times I've seen or read it.
And in fact, if I watch a movie or read a book more than once, I end up finding stuff in them that I missed the first time. Hell, sometimes I don't notice stuff until, say, the fifth time through.
- woo this song rocks:cat meowing plaintively
A crow, for the sole purpose of being able to name it Naesala. A million points if you get the reference.
(Also because crows are awesome.)