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Me as an uncle…

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Me as an uncle…

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Band nerds rocking out is hilarious and awesome…

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If you crave the approval of people … I wouldn’t recommend atheism for you. What I Gained When I Lost My Religion | TIME
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Robert Reich says that one of the most deceptive ideas embraced by the Ayn Rand-inspired libertarian movement is that the free market is natural, and exists outside and beyond government. In other words, the “free market” is a constructed supernatural myth. The atheist libertarian lie: Ayn Rand, income inequality and the fantasy of the “free market” - Salon.com
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So I haven’t been around the tumblrs much this summer.  I was away for the first half of the summer tooling around Africa.  Nominally I was there to do research at various national museums.  I did spend a productive couple weeks in Nairobi at the Kenya National Museum.  Then I was in Kampala, Uganda, which wasn’t as productive.  Neither was the work in Windhoek, Namibia.  At both places I was stymied by bad management and territorial paleo people…
The good part was that an old friend joined me for much of the trip, and that made me do touristy things I wouldn’t have done.  We went bird watching in the Mabamba Swamp on the edge of Lake Victoria in Uganda and spent 4 days in the Etosha National Park in Namibia.  Amazing time.
Caught this pic of a springbok at the Okuakuejo watering hole in Etosha.
Lots of other pics on my flickr…

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So I haven’t been around the tumblrs much this summer. I was away for the first half of the summer tooling around Africa. Nominally I was there to do research at various national museums. I did spend a productive couple weeks in Nairobi at the Kenya National Museum. Then I was in Kampala, Uganda, which wasn’t as productive. Neither was the work in Windhoek, Namibia. At both places I was stymied by bad management and territorial paleo people…
The good part was that an old friend joined me for much of the trip, and that made me do touristy things I wouldn’t have done. We went bird watching in the Mabamba Swamp on the edge of Lake Victoria in Uganda and spent 4 days in the Etosha National Park in Namibia. Amazing time.
Caught this pic of a springbok at the Okuakuejo watering hole in Etosha.
Lots of other pics on my flickr…

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I probably saw this as a kid, and didn’t realize how awesome it was because I didn’t come to the church of Zappa until later in life…

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This is how I feel all the time…

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This is how I feel all the time…

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