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Breaking Bad Terrarium

Breaking Bad Terrarium
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From Salon.com:

Rachel at Face of the Earth creates beautiful miniature ecosystems. Some house delicate air plants, Reindeer moss and Foliose lichen of a wonderful blue hue. While others feature tiny, exploded meth labs, and tiny, handmade 1/4-inch reproductions of high school chemistry teachers turned methamphetamine-makers.

This terrarium is an 11″ tall ecosystem showing a Hand Sculpted and hand painted miniature interpretation of the well known opening sequence of this fantastic TV show’s first season. Lining the bottom of this open terrarium are pieces of blue sea glass, closely resembling the blue crystals Heisenberg cooks. Alongside the crashed meth lab is the tiniest depiction of Mr. White you may ever see, handmade at about 1/4″ tall, glasses tighty whities and all. The RV is a whopping 1/2″ long, hand sculpted and painted. The desert scene is a slight DIY project, with lichen, a petrified mushroom, stones, a tiny tree and reindeer moss to create a great little sustainable ecosystem that you can keep anywhere in your home or office. With easy care instructions, anyone care care for these tiny worlds, from the most experienced botanist to those with a brown thumb.

And because its composed of low-maintenance greenery, this terrarium requires very little water and care in order to thrive. So, whether you’re entering day three of a crystal bender, or are just too consumed with a Breaking Bad marathon on Netflix, the plants will be just fine.
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The McRib Returns

“McRib is People.” That’s what my friends and I used to say about McDonalds’ boneless McRib sandwich when it first appeared back in the 70s. McDonalds just announced that they are bringing the McRib back to selected restaurants as a limited-time promotion, but I can’t imagine who would want to eat this thing. It tasted pretty gross back then and I’m sure it’s comparatively awful now. But I just read this article, The Ineluctable Return of the McRib over at Salon Dot Com, where author Francis Lam waxes nostalgic for the McRib in a way that was absolutely hilarious! Lam expressed great enthusiasm and conveyed such a profound sense of nostalgia for the McRib experience that, except for the unfortunate use of the word “Ineluctable” in the title – which, really, has Salon no editors? – I thoroughly enjoyed the read. Check it out at the link above if you’ve ever tasted a McRib and want a good laugh!

Memorial Day: Those Who Died in Vain

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Here’s an interesting and poignant article by author Gary Kamiya on the true meaning of Memorial Day from Salon Dot Com.