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In case you missed it the last ever lateshow top ten on #Letterman … one of the best ones

(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBf8MyGaEk4)

Top Ten Picture Books (Featuring Ducks!)

Here are some of the best picture books featuring adorable ducks doing extraordinary things.

Petunia by Roger Duvoisin (1950).

The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack and Kurt Wiese (1933).

Just Ducks! by Nicola Davies. (Reprint. 2014)

The Fuzzy Duckling by Jane Werner Watson (1949).

Daredevil Duck by Charlie Alder (2015)

The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen (Reprint 1999).

Make Way For Ducklings by Robert McCloskey (1941).

Duck for President by Doreen Cronin (2004).

Duck & Goose by Tad Hills (2006).

Gossie by Olivier Dunrea (2007).

عشرة كاملة

1_ لا تستخدم غيابك وسيلة لتجبرهم للسؤال عنك؛ فللغياب كبرياء.. من لا يُقدِّر حضورك، لن يشغله غيابك .

2_ مأساة البعض أنك قد تخسره إن واجهته بأكاذيبه ومأساتك أنك قد تخسر نفسك إن تغاضيتَ عنها.

3_ أن كان الانسان طيباً فإزرعه فى حديقتك وإن كان سيئاً فحوله إلى سماد.

4_ كن كالعطر تلفت الإنتباه دون إحداث أي ضجيج.

5_ الملوثون داخليا لا يستوعبون وجود بشر انقياء.

6_ لاتحاول ان تجبر احد على الاهتمام بك ،، فتصبح كمن يسقي شجره صناعيه وينتظر منها ان تثمـر ..!؟!

7_ من القسوة على نفسك أنْ تكون طيبًا مع جميع الناس في جميع الأوقات..!

8_ مآ أجمّل أنْ تصمتْ فيْ ؤجه منْ ينتظرْ منِك الخِصَام
وما أجمل أنْ تضحك فيْ وجه منْ يُنتظرْ منك البكـاءْ.،

9_ لا تسأل الراحلين لما رحلوا .،
دعهم يتساءلوا لمَا عن رحيلهم لم تسأل .،

10_ القوة ليست دائماً فيما نقول او نفعل ، أحياناً تكون فيما نصمت عنه ، فيما نتركه بإرادتنا وفيما نتجاهله.


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A giant stick insect discovered by two of our entomologists made it onto the list of Top Ten New Species for 2015, as compiled by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF). The list is used to raise awareness of biodiversity, by showing a small example of the amazing discoveries that are being made every year.

Entomologists Jérôme Constant and Joachim Bresseel discribed the 23 cm long stick insect species from Vietnam in November 2014. Phryganistria tamdaoensis (named after the beautiful Tam Dao National Park) is compelling evidence that, in spite of their size, more giant stick insects remain to be discovered and our knowledge of these masters of camouflage is far from complete. This giant stick insect is on display in our museum’s vivarium. The species was discovered and described together with another giant stick insect, Phryganistria heusii yentuensis, which, coming in at 32 cm long, is officially the second largest insect in the world.

Among other creatures that made the top ten is a puffer fish, Torquigener albomaculosus, which creates ‘crop circles’ on the seabed off the coast of Japan. The origin of the circles had remained a mystery for twenty years and the riddle has only recently been solved. The designs are roughly 2m in diameter, and are spawning nests created by males in order to attract a mate. The males wriggle on the sand to make complex designs that minimize the effect of the ocean currents and protect the eggs in the centre. Scientists think that this fish-architect’s structure might also provide his young with protection from predators.

An international committee of taxonomists selected the ten species among the approximately 18,000 new species named during the previous year and released the list to coincide with the May 23 birthday of Carolus Linnaeus, the father of modern taxonomy.

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Ten Beautiful British Countryside Scenes.

The British Country side is one thing that always take my breath away, beautiful British Countryside sceneries that are worth visit the same or even more compared to London.

1. Wistman’s Wood, Dartmoor

2. Derbyshire

3. Exmoor National Park

4. Buckinghamshire

5. White Tor, Dartmoor

6. Derwent Moors, Derbyshire

7. Malham Cove, Yorkshire Dales

8. White Cliffs, Dover

9. Wastwater, Lake District

10. Shropshire Hills again

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One night when I was in high school, I was awake to watch Late Night with David Letterman.  I don’t know why I’d stayed up, but I’ll never forget the Top Ten List: Top Ten Arnold Schwarzenegger Rejected Movie Lines.  When Arnold said “time to make the doughnuts, you bastard,” I lost it.  That was the funniest thing I think I’d seen in my life up to that point.  To this day, I actually use that line in RPGs and other barely-relevant life situations.

It wasn’t long after that Dave switched over to Late Show, but by then I was in college and could stay up as late as I bloody well pleased.  Many were the times where I’d be drawing comics while that show was on, or reassembling my original (Fourth Edition!) Magic deck, or doing whatever the heck it was that I did in the mid-90s.

I haven’t had much chance to watch over the past decade or so, but that’s only because I don’t watch a lot of TV these days.  YouTube is a thing, though…Martin Short did a story about his first time on The Tonight Show that was funnier than the actual appearance.  Letterman doesn't even really say anything in that segment, but somehow still makes it funnier.

So, the clip-fest attached to this post is from Dave’s last show, and like Dave himself, it’s one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite bands.  It’s rather poignant for those of us that have this much nostalgia built up, but hey, maybe I’ll drain out all of my emotions this morning so that I have that sang froid that I’ll need tonight watching my kids graduate.

One more reason to thank Dave.