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Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightning they Do not go gentle into that good night. Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight, And learn, too late, they grieve it on its way, Do not go gentle into that good night. Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. ~~~~~~~~~ For, it ends in the blink of an eye. Carpe Diem (Seize the day)!

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We cannot let that happen! We need to vote for Hillary to Stop Trump.


Visit the smelliest show in town or watch Live Cam of a rare Corpse Flower bloom.



Thursday, July 21, 2016, 7:38 AM

Don't worry, that smell in the Bronx is not what you think.

The putrid stench akin to rotting meat was decades in the making and is due to the rare blooming of an Amorphophallus titanum — better known as the corpse flower.

The stinky stalk, once the official flower of the borough, will be on display at the New York Botanical Garden this week and is expected to flower over the weekend.

Native to Sumatra in Indonesia, the noxious species “comprises a fleshy central spike called a spadix that holds two rings of male and female flowers, wrapped by the frilly spathe, a modified leaf that resembles a petal,” according to spokesman Nick Leshi.

Macy's Flower Show highlights beauty of U.S. landscapes
The unpredictable plant, which blooms only once every 30 years or so, is one of the largest flowering plants in the world and can grow up to 12 feet tall in nature.

For less than two days, the flower's unusual red interior and uncanny scent will be on full malodorous display.

The source of the awful aroma during the peak of the bloom is the female flower at the base of the plant's spadix. The flower is sending a nauseating signal to attract pollinators that eat dead animals. The plant also generates heat, giving it the approximate temperature of a human body.

It has been almost 80 years since a corpse flower first bloomed at the Botanical Garden. The fetid flower's sweaty sock and rotting flesh stench was first brought to the U.S. in 1937.

After that famous funk, the borough made the plant its official flower. But the symbol was skunked — it lost its lofty title to the more appealing day lily in 2000.

For those who don't want to smell the flower in person, a live stream of the blooming will be available on the Botanical Garden's website during the rare occasion.




Michelle was awesome!

Welp. Gotta call the AC repair guy. It's gonna be in the mid 90s for the next 5 days.

The AC froze up again.

Carpool Karaoke with The First Lady

Ah-ha. This is what inspired Melania Trump's speech last night.

Thanks, Mrs. Obama!

It looks like the GOP is not amused.

*** Tappenzee Bridge Closed In Both Directions ***

TZB crane collapses, shuts down traffic on span
Steve Lieberman, slieberm@lohud.com 12:35 p.m. EDT July 19, 2016
A crane is believed to have fallen onto a car.

Crane collapse

A crane collapsed onto the Tappan Zee Bridge and shut down the span this afternoon.

The crane reportedly fell onto a car on the bridge around noon, South Nyack-Grand View police Chief Brent Newbury said. State police said all lanes on the bridge were closed in both directions.

Newbury said he expects "a traffic nightmare." Rockland County Executive Ed Day said county emergency services were on their way to the scene, and that some first responders from Westchester County were en route as well.


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