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In response to: Protest at the Holocaust Museum Houston

etee's Blog [Visitor]
Ex malum bonus
This afternoon, I read something which weighed heavy on my soul: a blog post over at Houston Belief about a planned "observance" on September 11 this year. The observance? Just read an excerpt from the announcement:
?On September 11th, 2010, from 6p...
PermalinkPermalink 08/05/10 @ 20:04

In response to: Which came first, the chicken baby dinosaur or the egg?

And Miles To Go... [Visitor]
cool shot!

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PermalinkPermalink 08/04/10 @ 06:18

In response to: Protest at the Holocaust Museum Houston

Jim Becka [Visitor]
Thanks for the photos. I believe in free expression and the right for people to show their ignorance; however, I pray the American public will see the difference between right and wrong. Tasteless protesting in front of a sacred place like the Houston Holocaust Museum is definitely legal but immoral. Thanks to the bikers for showing up.
PermalinkPermalink 07/30/10 @ 15:15

In response to: I must have been low on the food chain in a previous life...

wayne [Visitor]
looks like some dude I have met before. which museum is he/she in? OK, I saw the Houston tag ;')

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PermalinkPermalink 07/28/10 @ 04:35

In response to: I must have been low on the food chain in a previous life...

stanley [Visitor]
i've been to the one in NYC and Washington. I'm blown away by the magnitude of the museums u guys have over in uSA!
PermalinkPermalink 07/28/10 @ 04:34

In response to: #CorpseFlower Watch: Why It Was Worth It

etee [Member]
One last thought that just crossed my mind, after I wrote my reply to Mainline Mom: "Lois" was responsible for the 'creation' of 3 new local celebrities: @HortZac, #RedShirtGuy, and @CorpzFlowrLois. Three celebrities, not because they can play a sport, or make a film, or due to being part of a human train wreck, but because of a flower. And, because they were good at what they did. A horticulturalist, a photojournalist, and an online media editor. What role models for our kids to follow!

~EdT.
PermalinkPermalink 07/26/10 @ 05:17

In response to: #CorpseFlower Watch: Why It Was Worth It

etee [Member]
asz - I am so glad to hear you are renewing your membership - and you are right, when dealing with new/unusual life forms, things don't always go perfectly (just ask any parent!)

laanba - It's also interesting to see how many pics of Lois are showing up in "Assignment: Houston" this month! (Including from me!)

mossrose - "horticulture history" - love it!

~EdT.
PermalinkPermalink 07/26/10 @ 05:01

In response to: #CorpseFlower Watch: Why It Was Worth It

etee [Member]
MainlineMom - The backlash wasn't real widespread. In addition to the usual trollish commentary on Chron.com, there were several trolls and discontents that started using the #CorpseFlower tag on Twitter (meaning they showed on the site with the webcam images), some of which bled over into Facebook, thanks to the auto-feeds from Twitter. After a while, it sorta got under my skin, prompting this post.

On the bright side: a whole lotta folks enjoyed seeing Lois (also Zac and RedShirtGuy), and Bonnie did us all a favor and stayed away!

Hope you're enjoying your time back East, we'll be sure and save some heat & humidity for your return! :-)

~EdT.
PermalinkPermalink 07/26/10 @ 04:52

In response to: #CorpseFlower Watch: Why It Was Worth It

MainlineMom [Visitor]
Great post, Ed. I was unaware there was any backlash but I'm not surprised. I agree totally that it was well worth it. I never got a chance to visit Lois, but I love the Butterfly center and HMNS in general.

#SLGT!
PermalinkPermalink 07/25/10 @ 18:59

In response to: #CorpseFlower Watch: Why It Was Worth It

PJ Holliday [Visitor]
Good job, but I have to admit my patience wore thin on the trolls, so I just wstopped watching. no reason to spoil my Lois experience now by getting all upset. did you see my blog?
http://www.paulanashholliday.com/
Lois and Me

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PermalinkPermalink 07/24/10 @ 14:21

In response to: #CorpseFlower Watch: Why It Was Worth It

asz [Visitor]
Great blog post! I don't think I have been this excited about a natural wonder since the most recent passing of Halley's Comet (way back in the 80s). I have been following Lois' progress and have taken advantage of an awesome learning opportunity for my 7yo daughter. Talk about summer school! the HMNS sure has a lot to offer.

Yes, the media has been there, waiting and waiting and it has been good business for media and museum alike. There are many other stories (ugly) stories covered that I can really stop, but for Lois...c'mon! It's not like a bloom like this occurs all the time, so for the HMNS folk to not get it right on is not unrealistic. I think the wait made it the more spectacular and I would have not been happy if I had heard about it the day of.
On a side note, our HMNS membership expires 7/31/10 and was considering dropping it. Knowing all they do and how much our $ helps expand the programs has made me change my mind.

Thumbs up to all!
PermalinkPermalink 07/24/10 @ 12:33

In response to: #CorpseFlower Watch: Why It Was Worth It

TeamLois [Visitor]
Thank you so much for your wonderful post! I saw the link to your blog on the live feed tweets. I've been watching Lois for days and haven't been able to get there, but will do so later tonight after a party.
I know my "whopping $8.00" will be more than worth it to see something that doesn't happen that often and only for the 2nd time in Texas! The museum deserves every dime they've collected. It's not free to keep the museum open 24/7. Truly, is $8 so much to see something so rare? And for those who think the whole Lois saga was a ploy by HMNS, puh-leeeeeze. It's not HMNS, it's "Mother Nature" and she has her own clock and her own timeline for all things. :)
I wasn't too thrilled with the whole tweet thing myself, since I haven't 'crossed over' to twitterdom yet, but now I must admit, it's nice to read what others thought of their visit(s). It also made me smile to see how so many different people have gotten on the Lois train.
Thank you again. I can't wait to see her tonight. Even if the smell has waned! ;)
PermalinkPermalink 07/24/10 @ 11:28

In response to: #CorpseFlower Watch: Why It Was Worth It

Kathy [Visitor]
Well said!
PermalinkPermalink 07/24/10 @ 11:24

In response to: #CorpseFlower Watch: Why It Was Worth It

mossrose [Visitor]
Well written Ed. Not to mention this is horticulture history right in H-town.
PermalinkPermalink 07/24/10 @ 11:19

In response to: #CorpseFlower Watch: Why It Was Worth It

laanba [Visitor]
Wonderful, wonderful post Ed. I was getting so aggravated with some of the stuff I was reading on the corpse flower hashtag. I needed this reminder that it is the same trolls and people that talk without knowing what they are talking about that I run into in other corners of the internet.

Lois and the museum have made the month of July so much fun. I don't think the museum was out to get people. When they set Lois out in the Butterfly Center they really thought she was going to bloom within days. The fact that it took much longer than that is not their fault and certainly not part of some grand scheme hatched in the basement of the museum.

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PermalinkPermalink 07/24/10 @ 10:52

In response to: Lois Update: I Smell (Like) Dead People (Not Quite Yet)

etee's Blog [Visitor]
#CorpseFlower Watch: Houston, We Have Stank!
First thing when I got up this morning, I checked out the status of the #funkwatch on #CorpseFlower Lois. I wasn't disappointed:
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PermalinkPermalink 07/23/10 @ 09:51

In response to: Foodie Friday - More CAKE BALLS!

Michelle [Visitor]
Those are my cake balls.
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PermalinkPermalink 07/14/10 @ 19:18

In response to: Red, White, and BlueOOM!

And Miles To Go... [Visitor]
great shot!

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PermalinkPermalink 07/07/10 @ 07:51

In response to: Red, White, and BlueOOM!

caite [Visitor]
love fireworks..even the photos of them.

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PermalinkPermalink 07/07/10 @ 06:12

In response to: Is This Sign REALLY Necessary?

Jenn [Visitor]
It's so sad when the obvious really does need a sign. I have not had much faith in peoples common sense. Can we take the sign off the piranha tank and see what happens? lol.

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PermalinkPermalink 06/30/10 @ 12:52

In response to: Beauty and the Beast

etee [Member]
And you, "supra shoes", are a blog comment-spammer. I was going to simply delete your comment, but decided to leave it here (minus the URL you were spamming, of course) so that people could read it and have a good laugh at your expense!

Cheers,
~EdT.
PermalinkPermalink 06/24/10 @ 05:41

In response to: Beauty and the Beast

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In response to: A cool drink of water

Ma.links [Visitor]
Great shot. Looks cooling.

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PermalinkPermalink 06/16/10 @ 07:03

In response to: Something to remember when the t-storms are flying by outside

Jon Storey [Visitor]
Nice shot, very effective.

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PermalinkPermalink 06/09/10 @ 03:54

In response to: Lensbaby: how to turn your DSLR into an expensive Holga

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I like the last image pool/fountain f2.0 great all around effect table stands out nicely
PermalinkPermalink 06/08/10 @ 16:13

In response to: It seems like only yesterday...

J.R. Cohen [Visitor]
To me, raising children is the best part of life. It's as if its the only way to really experienced life. Happy Birthday to your son.
PermalinkPermalink 05/18/10 @ 06:29

In response to: WW: We have Jellyfish, Eel,and Piranha - Oh My!

glenda [Visitor]
The jellyfish are soo pretty! I got stung when I was little and that was not pretty!
PermalinkPermalink 05/12/10 @ 17:40

In response to: WW: We have Jellyfish, Eel,and Piranha - Oh My!

Pat [Visitor]
Great video! Thanks for making it public. The jellyfish are very beautiful, the eel looks evil, and the pirhana looks like a grouchy old man. And I'd guess that none of them makes a good pet.

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PermalinkPermalink 05/12/10 @ 10:31

In response to: WW: We have Jellyfish, Eel,and Piranha - Oh My!

etee [Member]
OOPS! Didn't spot that - I have now changed the video to "public" on YouTube. Thanks!

~EdT.
PermalinkPermalink 05/12/10 @ 09:24

In response to: WW: We have Jellyfish, Eel,and Piranha - Oh My!

Pat [Visitor]
I could not view the video. It said, "This is a private video. If you have been sent this video, please make sure you accept the sender's friend request."

The title is cute, though.

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PermalinkPermalink 05/12/10 @ 08:54

In response to: Is it time to PANIC yet‽*

Ron [Visitor]
Jurassic Park? Wow, that second pic one had my heart racing!

I have a blog with inspirational writings. Stop by any time.

My latest postings are, ?Smiles,? ?Spring,? ?A Feast,? ?Love Lifts,? ?Wake Up to Serve? and ?Soul-itude.?

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PermalinkPermalink 04/29/10 @ 05:16

In response to: Is it time to PANIC yet‽*

I love our Zombie connection.
PermalinkPermalink 04/28/10 @ 16:00

In response to: Is it time to PANIC yet‽*

Yep. It sure is. I hope mine makes you giggle! If you love it, please leave a comment and link up (or not) and I hope your day is as great as I hope mine will be! :) http://tinyurl.com/zombie-bunny
PermalinkPermalink 04/28/10 @ 09:27

In response to: Is it time to PANIC yet‽*

caite [Visitor]
yes, but zombies are still around! ;-)

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PermalinkPermalink 04/28/10 @ 06:28

In response to: Velociraptor Awareness Day

etee's Photo Blog [Visitor]
Is it time to PANIC yet‽*
 
E D TruittNOT YET
How about now?
E D TruittYOU MAY NOW PANIC
Velociraptor. It's the new zombie.


* Interrobang.
Photographs copyright 2010 E D Truitt.
PermalinkPermalink 04/28/10 @ 05:18

In response to: Smaug Alert!

caite [Visitor]
ok, that is just creepy. ;-)

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PermalinkPermalink 04/14/10 @ 04:52

In response to: Do You Want a Piece of Me?

Ron [Visitor]
Or, "Go ahead, make my day!"

(Happy WW)
PermalinkPermalink 04/07/10 @ 17:51

In response to: Do You Want a Piece of Me?

caite [Visitor]
impressive, but yes, scary.

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PermalinkPermalink 04/07/10 @ 05:13

In response to: Hands UP!

Zoey @ Good Goog [Visitor]
Love it! That is one expressive frog ;o)

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PermalinkPermalink 03/31/10 @ 05:27

In response to: King of the Hill - 65,000,000 BC

TorAa [Visitor]
Amazing to watch these creatures.
And thinking about what's living on Planet Earth in our time.

Excellent WW-post

Greetings from
T
Norway
PermalinkPermalink 03/10/10 @ 10:19

In response to: EEK! BUG! AGAIN!

Laura Barnett [Visitor]
awesome photo
PermalinkPermalink 03/03/10 @ 06:41

In response to: Foodie Friday - Playing with your Food is Fun!

nitgreen [Visitor]
"onion volcano", cooking such stuff is as interesting as eating with sausages
PermalinkPermalink 02/24/10 @ 16:27

In response to: Photo of the Day: Opal

nitgreen [Visitor]
This is true picture of natural beauty. Really stunning designing and patterns. Thanks for sharing such a rare image.
PermalinkPermalink 02/24/10 @ 16:21

In response to: EEK! BUG!

Snowcatcher [Visitor]
Wow. Eek is right, but the stark black and white contrast, excellent depth of field and perfect composition really make this stunning!
PermalinkPermalink 02/24/10 @ 11:13

In response to: EEK! BUG!

caite [Visitor]
eeek indeed
PermalinkPermalink 02/24/10 @ 07:11

In response to: Jurassic Hermann Park

colleen [Visitor]
Wonderful shot!!!!
PermalinkPermalink 02/17/10 @ 07:17

In response to: Protest at the Holocaust Museum Houston

iratollah [Visitor]
A big Texas thank you to all the riders who came out on that very cold morning to stand up against the haters in front of this sacred memorial (it's not simply a museum). Yes, that was the director of the museum out thanking the riders. Kudos to the riders who stayed to tour the museum, they were all very moved by the experience, as were the museum employees and volunteers touched by the riders.
PermalinkPermalink 02/11/10 @ 23:08

In response to: Terrible Lizard

Beyond You [Visitor]
Let me guess. This is a T-Rex, right? :-) Happy WW! Mine is up!
PermalinkPermalink 01/27/10 @ 06:37

In response to: Inspiration

Julia Smith [Visitor]
I like the curve in the road - it pulls the viewer to look into the distance and imagine all the sounds of the running feet and whirring wheels.
PermalinkPermalink 01/20/10 @ 10:47

In response to: Protest at the Holocaust Museum Houston

Marebear [Visitor]
A HUGE thank you to all of you who stood against these protestors. It is not enough to simply ignore their idiocy - we MUST stand!
PermalinkPermalink 01/16/10 @ 07:46