Half Hexie Progress

Half Hexie EPP project - March 2018
Half Hexie EPP project – March 2018

My half hexie EPP project has been languishing while I knit and sew on bindings, and do other handwork. It seems that I last posted about this project in July of 2017. I can’t believe I haven’t worked on it since then. I have been looking for the diamond papers I know I have that I will use to finish off the edges and create a border. I haven’t found them, though I did find the fabric, and that is discouraging. I want to get this done, so I start the La Passacaglia. I think it is silly to start another EPP project with this one in progress.

I found some inspiration on Instagram the other day for my languishing project, which encouraged me to get back in theswing. Pat Bravo posted about a piece made from half hexies that were arranged into triangles. I am not changing horses in the middle of the stream, but it was interesting to see.

I spent the night before last sewing some stars together and then adding them to my larger piece. The top and bottom are pretty straight. Right now my idea is to put diamonds on one of those edges to create the start of a border. The other edge (top or bottom) I will also border with diamonds, but not until it is wide enough for the bed or to be a large cuddle quilt. I am not yet sure what I will do with the right and left edges. I don’t think I can make them straight like the top and bottom, but I will try to get them as straight as possible.

Creative Prompt: What Comes Next

As you might have noticed, I ended the Creative Prompt Project last week. You can see all of them by clicking on the tag. It was never intended to be a forever project and, frankly, I lost interest. I am still doing the prompts, but I haven’t posted a response in a long time and I don’t know if I will.

I want to continue to do something creative, inspirational beyond my regular work, but we will have to see what. I don’t quite know yet. For now Fridays might be an off day or a day where I just post another post. I have some books where I might do some of the prompts and talk about that. I just don’t know. I’ll let you know.

Creative Prompt #365: The End

The End by A.A. Milne
When I was One,
I had just begun.

When I was Two,
I was nearly new.

When I was Three,
I was hardly me.

When I was Four,
I was not much more.

When I was Five,
I was just alive.

But now I am six,
I’m as clever as clever

So I think I’ll be six now
Forever and ever.

What you see when a movie is over

the last page of a book

Nashville’s premier rock and roll dive bar

Minecraft – The End is another dimension that was introduced in the 1.9 pre-releases.

This is the End – 2013 movie

The End” is a song by the Beatles composed by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon–McCartney) for the album Abbey Road. It was the last song recorded collectively by all four Beatles, and is the final song of the medley that comprises the majority of side two of the LP version of the album. (Wikipedia via The Beatles.com)

The end is near

The END Fund is the world’s first private philanthropic initiative to combat the five most common neglected tropical diseases

Doors song

1978 movie with Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Sally Field, Strother Martin. Slapstick black comedy about a man (Reynolds) who finds that he hasn’t much longer to live.

This Is the End is a 2013 American disaster comedy film directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg in their directorial debut

The End (formerly The Underworld) is a zombie themed bar and grill in Las Vegas owned by Kristy Kaos and Jazz Bender that was featured on SpikeTV’s Bar Rescue.

J.L. Robb has published three novels in the seven-book series of The End The Book

1065 The END, Charlotte’s New Rock Alternative

The End by Salvatore Scibona

a game about mortality that asks big questions.

“The End and the Beginning” by Wis?awa Szymborska

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Creative Prompt #364: Zebra

Yes, more animals.

zebra stripe

Zebra Man

Zebrafish

Zebra pen

Zebra card printer

band

ZEBRA tactical. When it comes to tactical training, Zebra Athletics has everything you need to create a world-class facility that’s worthy of your tactical training

Synthesizer Workhorse with Stripes. Zebra is our wireless modular synthesizer. It combines many different types of synthesis with a powerful modulation engine.

The 2 TW Zebra pulsed-power generator has three stages of power amplification. University of Nevada at Reno

Zebra BI is an Excel add-in so you simply get a new tab on your Excel ribbon.

fashion house

Definition: “Zebras (/?z?br?/ ZEB-r? or /?zi?br?/ ZEE-br?)[1] are several species of African equids (horse family) united by their distinctive black and white striped coats. Their stripes come in different patterns, unique to each individual. They are generally social animals that live in small harems to large herds. Unlike their closest relatives the horses and donkeys, zebras have never been truly domesticated.

There are three species of zebras: the plains zebra, the Grévy’s zebra and the mountain zebra. The plains zebra and the mountain zebra belong to the subgenus Hippotigris, but Grévy’s zebra is the sole species of subgenus Dolichohippus. The latter resembles an ass, to which it is closely related, while the former two are more horse-like. All three belong to the genus Equus, along with other living equids.

The unique stripes of zebras make them one of the animals most familiar to people. They occur in a variety of habitats, such as grasslands, savannas, woodlands, thorny scrublands, mountains, and coastal hills. However, various anthropogenic factors have had a severe impact on zebra populations, in particular hunting for skins and habitat destruction. Grévy’s zebra and the mountain zebra are endangered. While plains zebras are much more plentiful, one subspecies, the quagga, became extinct in the late 19th century – though there is currently a plan, called the Quagga Project, that aims to breed zebras that are phenotypically similar to the quagga in a process called breeding back.” (Wikipedia)

A tropical freshwater fish belonging to the minnow family of the order Cypriniformes.

Zebra builds tracking technology and solutions that generate actionable information and insight, giving companies unprecedented visibility into their businesses

Tall Zebra Designs

ZebraZapps is a revolutionary cloud-based authoring system that gives anyone the ability to collaborate, create, publish and share rich interactive media applications

Zebra Coffee

Irving, Texas based leading supplier of compact high-intensity LED flashlights and headlamps.

Zebra-Ware is the easiest way to schedule your game assignments.

The San Jose Zebras Youth Foundation provide boys and girls of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage the opportunity to compete in tournament level youth basketball leagues across California. The Zebras also strive to instill the core values of sportsmanship, integrity, commitment, and team work which ultimately leads to lifelong friendships and memories to pass on to our future generations.

Zebra Skimmers is a manufacturer of oil skimmers, coolant management and industrial fluid maintenance equipment for metalworking, parts washing, etc

In medical slang, a zebra is a surprising, unexpected diagnosis. In many cases, an uncommon or rare disease which has identical symptoms to a common disease qualifies as a zebra. As such, most medical students have to learn, like Foreman did, to assume during a differential diagnosis that the patient’s symptoms are caused by a common ailment rather than a rare one. However, as House usually only handles patients where common diseases have been ruled out, he often has to re-educate his fellows to not only consider rare diagnoses as part of the differential, but to prefer them. He also frequently reminds his fellows that they often have to ignore missing symptoms as most symptoms are not found in every patient who has a disease. For example, an immunosuppressed person with an infection will not show a fever. (House Wiki)

Zebra Bowstrings

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Zebra may also refer to:

Music

Computers

Sports

Fish

Ships

Cars

Other uses

Creative Prompt #363: Xylophone

xylophone marimba

Glockenspiel xylophone

The xylophone is a component of the percussion section of an orchestra and many instrumental groups.

Definition: “The xylophone (from the Greek words ?????xylon, “wood”[1] + ????ph?n?, “sound, voice”,[2] meaning “wooden sound”) is a musical instrument in the percussion family that consists of wooden bars struck by mallets. Each bar is an idiophone tuned to a pitch of a musical scale, whether pentatonic or heptatonic in the case of many African and Asian instruments, diatonic in many western children’s instruments, or chromatic for orchestral use.

The term xylophone may be used generally, to include all such instruments, such as the marimba, balafon and even the semantron. However, in the orchestra, the term xylophone refers specifically to a chromatic instrument of somewhat higher pitch range and drier timbre than the marimba, and these two instruments should not be confused.

The term is also popularly used to refer to similar instruments of the lithophone and metallophone types. For example, the Pixiphone and many similar toys described by the makers as xylophones have bars of metal rather than of wood, and so are in organology regarded as glockenspiels rather than as xylophones.” (Wikipedia)

Super Mario Xylophone

xylophone mallets

Xylophone Master

book by K.Z. Snow

Xylophone Tiki is one of the high-ranked members of the Tiki Tak Tribe in Donkey Kong Country Returns.

The xylophone Nabby is known use when luring in the children of Goldenvale, right before she starts chasing and snapping at them.

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Creative Prompt #362: Waterfall

Ireland’s highest Waterfall, located in a beautiful Wicklow Valley at Powerscourt Estate.

Waterfall (Japanese: Waterfall Climb) is a damage-dealing Water-type move introduced in Generation I. It is HM07 in Generations II, III, and IV; it is HM05 as of Generation V. Prior to Generation II, it was the signature move of Goldeen and Seaking. (Bulbapedia)

Waterfall enables brands, agencies and technology providers to directly engage subscribers across SMS, Passbook, QR Codes, mobile wallets, mobile coupons, MMS, IVR, etc

waterfall model – The waterfall model is a sequential design process, used in software development processes, in which progress is seen as flowing steadily downwards through the phases of conception, initiation, analysis, design, construction, testing, production/implementation and maintenance.

Definition: “A waterfall is a place where water flows over a vertical drop in the course of a stream or river. Waterfalls also occur where meltwater drops over the edge of a tabular iceberg or ice shelf.

Waterfalls are commonly formed in the upper course of the river.[1] At these times the channel is often narrow and deep. When the river courses over resistant bedrock, erosion happens slowly, while downstream the erosion occurs more rapidly.[1][2] As the watercourse increases its velocity at the edge of the waterfall, it plucks material from the riverbed. Whirlpools created in the turbulence as well as sand and stones carried by the watercourse increase the erosion capacity.[1] This causes the waterfall to carve deeper into the bed and to recede upstream. Often over time, the waterfall will recede back to form a canyon or gorge downstream as it recedes upstream, and it will carve deeper into the ridge above it.[3] The rate of retreat for a waterfall can be as high as one and half meters per year.[1]

Often, the rock stratum just below the more resistant shelf will be of a softer type, meaning that undercutting due to splashback will occur here to form a shallow cave-like formation known as a rock shelter under and behind the waterfall. Eventually, the outcropping, more resistant cap rock will collapse under pressure to add blocks of rock to the base of the waterfall. These blocks of rock are then broken down into smaller boulders by attrition as they collide with each other, and they also erode the base of the waterfall by abrasion, creating a deep plunge pool or gorge.

Streams become wider and shallower just above waterfalls due to flowing over the rock shelf, and there is usually a deep area just below the waterfall because of the kinetic energy of the water hitting the bottom. Waterfalls normally form in a rocky area due to erosion. After a long period of being fully formed, the water falling off the ledge will retreat, causing a horizontal pit parallel to the waterfall wall. Eventually, as the pit grows deeper, the waterfall collapses to be replaced by a steeply sloping stretch of river bed.[1] In addition to gradual processes such as erosion, earth movement caused by earthquakes or landslides or volcanoes can cause a differential in land heights which interfere with the natural course of a water flow, and result in waterfalls.

A river sometimes flows over a large step in the rocks that may have been formed by a fault line. Waterfalls can occur along the edge of a glacial trough, where a stream or river flowing into a glacier continues to flow into a valley after the glacier has receded or melted. The large waterfalls in Yosemite Valley are examples of this phenomenon, which is referred to as a hanging valley. Another reason hanging valleys may form is where two rivers join and one is flowing faster than the other.[1] Waterfalls can be grouped into ten broad classes based on the average volume of water present on the fall (which depends on both the waterfall’s average flow and its height) using a logarithmic scale. Class 10 waterfalls include Niagara Falls, Paulo Afonso Falls and Khone Falls.

Classes of other well-known waterfalls include Victoria Falls and Kaieteur Falls (Class 9); Rhine Falls and Gullfoss (Class 8); Angel Falls and Dettifoss (Class 7); Yosemite Falls, Lower Yellowstone Falls and Umphang Thee Lor Sue Waterfall (Class 6); Sutherland Falls (Class 5).[4]” (Wikipedia)

A free screensaver is definitely cheaper than a round-trip ticket to an exotic locale. This Waterfall Screensaver displays a realistic picture of a waterfall.

indoor waterfalls

waterfall kits

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Waterfall or waterfalls may also refer to:

Places

Alcohol and drugs

Art and architecture

Information displays

  • Spectral waterfall or Spectrogram, a display to visualize sonar operation, animal calls, and other sounds
  • Waterfall chart, a kind of floating column bar chart
  • Waterfall plot, a 3D plot of the information on a spectrogram, resembling mountain ranges

Music

Railway stations

Other uses

See also

Creative Prompt #361: Uniform

military uniform

Uniform is a creative consultancy that works with organisations [sic] that want to re-imagine their business and go beyond the possible. Studios in Liverpool & London.

Innovative dairy farm management software for professional dairy farmers.

uniform distribution – In probability theory and statistics, the discrete uniform distribution is a symmetric probability distribution whereby a finite number of values are equally likely to be observed; every one of n values has equal probability 1/n.

Definition: “A uniform is a type of clothing worn by members of an organization while participating in that organization‘s activity. Modern uniforms are most often worn by armed forces and paramilitary organizations such as police, emergency services, security guards, in some workplaces and schools and by inmates in prisons. In some countries, some other officials also wear uniforms in their duties; such is the case of the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service or the French prefects. For some public groups, such as police, it is illegal for non members to wear the uniform. Other uniforms are trade dresses (such as the brown uniforms of UPS).” (Wikipedia)

continuous uniform – In probability theory and statistics, the continuous uniform distribution or rectangular distribution is a family of symmetric probability distributions such that for each member of the family, all intervals of the same length on the distribution’s support are equally probable. The support is defined by the two parameters, a and b, which are its minimum and maximum values. The distribution is often abbreviated U. It is the maximum entropy probability distribution for a random variate X under no constraint other than that it is contained in the distribution’s support.

2003 film

uniform convergence – In the mathematical field of analysis, uniform convergence is a type of convergence stronger than pointwise convergence. A sequence {fn} of functions converges uniformly to a limiting function f if the speed of convergence of fn to f does not depend on x.

school uniforms

A uniform is a standard set of clothing identifying the wearer as a member of an organisation.

Uniform may also refer to:

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Creative Prompt #360: Diamond

An American retired professional wrestler, fitness instructor, motivational speaker and actor.

diamond in the rough

girl’s best friend

Hope Diamond

drill bit

Definition: “In mineralogy, diamond (/?da??m?nd/ or /?da?m?nd/; from the ancient Greek ?????? – adámas “unbreakable”) is a metastable allotrope of carbon, where the carbon atoms are arranged in a variation of the face-centered cubic crystal structure called a diamond lattice. Diamond is less stable than graphite, but the conversion rate from diamond to graphite is negligible at standard conditions. Diamond is renowned as a material with superlative physical qualities, most of which originate from the strong covalent bonding between its atoms. In particular, diamond has the highest hardness and thermal conductivity of any bulk material. Those properties determine the major industrial application of diamond in cutting and polishing tools and the scientific applications in diamond knives and diamond anvil cells.

Because of its extremely rigid lattice, it can be contaminated by very few types of impurities, such as boron and nitrogen. Small amounts of defects or impurities (about one per million of lattice atoms) color diamond blue (boron), yellow (nitrogen), brown (lattice defects), green (radiation exposure), purple, pink, orange or red. Diamond also has relatively high optical dispersion (ability to disperse light of different colors).

Most natural diamonds are formed at high temperature and pressure at depths of 140 to 190 kilometers (87 to 118 mi) in the Earth’s mantle. Carbon-containing minerals provide the carbon source, and the growth occurs over periods from 1 billion to 3.3 billion years (25% to 75% of the age of the Earth). Diamonds are brought close to the Earth’s surface through deep volcanic eruptions by a magma, which cools into igneous rocks known as kimberlites and lamproites. Diamonds can also be produced synthetically in a HPHT method which approximately simulates the conditions in the Earth’s mantle. An alternative, and completely different growth technique is chemical vapor deposition (CVD). Several non-diamond materials, which include cubic zirconia and silicon carbide and are often called diamond simulants, resemble diamond in appearance and many properties. Special gemological techniques have been developed to distinguish natural, synthetic diamonds and diamond simulants.” (Wikipedia)

Diamond offers a complete multimedia solution featuring AMD Radeon graphics cards, TV tuners, USB display adapters, video capture devices, sound cards, modems, etc

The term diamond is another word for a rhombus. The term is also used to denote a square tilted at a angle.

The conditions for diamond formation to happen in the lithospheric mantle occur at considerable depth corresponding to the aforementioned requirements of temperature and pressure.

Diamond is a resource from vanilla Minecraft. It is found underground on layers 1-16 as Diamond Ore, as well as in chests in dungeons or abandoned mineshafts. As rare and precious items, diamonds are used for many middle-to endgame items.

Neil Diamond

solitaire

Diamond Pistols

The Diamond Empire

blood diamonds

Simon Diamond was inducted in 1995; PCW (Pennsylvania Champion Wrestling) United States title winning a Steel Cage Battle Royal (December 27, 1996)

diamond mining

Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson

Diamond no Ace

HTC Touch Diamond2

Diamond City is a city appearing in the WarioWare series. Wario claims that it is “his city” that he has made into a “sparkling gem of a metropolis.” Here, Wario and his friends have parties, and most of them reside here. It isn’t clearly known where Diamond City is located.

Diamond Resorts International

Diamond Naturals dog food

A song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna for her seventh studio album, Unapologetic.

A fictional character, a superhero that appears in the NEW-GEN comic books

Diamond grape – A white grape which is a cross between the Concord and Iona grapes.

 

Definition: “A diamond (from the ancient Greek ?????? – adámas, meaning “unbreakable”, “proper”, or “unalterable”) is one of the best-known and most sought-after gemstones. Diamonds have been known to mankind and used as decorative items since ancient times; some of the earliest references can be traced to India.

The hardness of diamond and its high dispersion of light – giving the diamond its characteristic “fire” – make it useful for industrial applications and desirable as jewelry. Diamonds are such a highly traded commodity that multiple organizations have been created for grading and certifying them based on the four Cs, which are color, cut, clarity, and carat. Other characteristics, such as presence or lack of fluorescence, also affect the desirability and thus the value of a diamond used for jewelry.

Perhaps the most famous use of the diamond in jewelry is in engagement rings, which became popular in the early to mid 20th century due to an advertising campaign by the De Beers company, though diamond rings have been used to symbolize engagements since at least the 15th century. The diamond’s high value has also been the driving force behind dictators and revolutionary entities, especially in Africa, using slave and child labor to mine blood diamonds to fund conflicts. Though popularly believed to derive its value from its rarity, today, annual global rough diamond production is estimated to be about 130 million carats (26 tonnes),[1]” (Wikipedia)

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Creative Prompt #359: Talisman

board game

A talisman was an item given by Duke Horacio in the old version of the Rune Mysteries quest. It looked like an air talisman but cannot be used as a runecrafting talisman.

1998 movie

Talisman – Magic Quest game

Authentic Kabbalah talismans by Rabbi Azulai for protection against evil eye, black magic, talismans for love, friendship, prosperity, luck and more.

book by Stephen King

Talisman Decorative handmade white ceramic tiles Talisman patterns arise from a conversation between hands and clay.

Talisman is an a cappella group at Stanford University that was founded in 1990 to sing music from the anti-Apartheid movement in South Africa as an act of solidarity.

TV Mini-series

Talisman Energy

Definition: “A talisman is an object which is believed to contain certain magical or sacramental properties which would provide good luck for the possessor or possibly offer protection from evil or harm.[1]

Amulets and talismans are often considered interchangeable despite their differences. For example, the amulet is an object with natural magical properties, as opposed to a talisman which must be charged with magical powers by a creator. It is this act of consecration or “charging” that gives the talisman its alleged magical powers. The talisman is always made for a definite reason whereas an amulet can be used for generic purposes such as averting evil or attracting good luck.[2]

According to the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, a magical order active in the United Kingdom during the late-19th and early-20th centuries, a talisman is “a magical figure charged with the force which it is intended to represent. In the construction of a talisman, care should be taken to make it, as far as possible, so to represent the universal forces that it should be in exact harmony with those you wish to attract, and the more exact the symbolism, the easier it is to attract the force.”[3][unreliable source?]” (Wikipedia)

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Creative Prompt #358: Drum

A cylindrical container used for shipping bulk cargo.

a communication device

Virtual Drumming is a hub for drum set game where you can play and learn through digital sheet music about songs of the sixties.

Freshwater drum fish

drum lessons

drum shields

Talking drum – An hourglass-shaped drum from West Africa, whose pitch can be regulated to mimic the tone

drum brake

drum magazine

Drum GAC

drum memory – A magnetic data storage device invented by Gustav Tauschek in 1932 in Austria.

electronic drum

Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement

An American LGBT-interest magazine based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

A 2004 film based on the life of South African investigative journalist Henry Nxumalo,

A brand of tobacco, owned by parent company Imperial Tobacco.

China Drum

1976 film

Drum – The first release from art rock band Hugo Largo.

Federic Drum – A fictional character who appears in works by the Norwegian author Gert Nygårdshaug

An Australian current affairs and news analysis program which appears on ABC News

An American indie pop band from Brooklyn, New York. The band is signed to Minor Records.

Augustus Drum – A Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Chris Drum – A former New Zealand cricketer who played in 5 Tests and 5 ODIs from 1999 to 2002.

drum set

Drummerworld: World of Drums and Drummers. Created and run by Bernhard Castiglioni.

drum kit

Fort Drum

Dr. Drum’s easy-to-use drum machine

Drum Bunker Dragon”, or simply “Drum“, is a character in the Future Card Buddyfight anime and manga, and the buddy monster of Gao Mikado.

 

Definition: “The drum is a member of the percussion group of musical instruments. In the Hornbostel-Sachs classification system, it is a membranophone.[1] Drums consist of at least one membrane, called a drumhead or drum skin, that is stretched over a shell and struck, either directly with the player’s hands, or with a drum stick, to produce sound. There is usually a resonance head on the underside of the drum, typically tuned to a slightly lower pitch than the top drumhead. Other techniques have been used to cause drums to make sound, such as the thumb roll. Drums are the world’s oldest and most ubiquitous musical instruments, and the basic design has remained virtually unchanged for thousands of years.[1]

Drums may be played individually, with the player using a single drum, and some drums such as the djembe are almost always played in this way. Others are normally played in a set of two or more, all played by the one player, such as bongo drums and timpani. A number of different drums together with cymbals form the basic modern drum kit.” (Wikipedia)

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Creative Prompt #357: Joke

I couldn’t resist. It is a difficult prompt, but it was too perfect a day not to use it.

Definition: “A joke is a display of humour in which words are used within a specific and well-defined narrative structure to make people laugh. It takes the form of a story, usually with dialogue, and ends in a punch line. It is in the punch line that the audience becomes aware that the story contains a second, conflicting meaning. This can be done using a pun or other word play such as irony, a logical incompatibility, nonsense or other means. Linguist Robert Hetzron offers the definition:

“A joke is a short humorous piece of oral literature in which the funniness culminates in the final sentence, called the punchline… In fact, the main condition is that the tension should reach its highest level at the very end. No continuation relieving the tension should be added. As for its being “oral,” it is true that jokes may appear printed, but when further transferred, there is no obligation to reproduce the text verbatim, as in the case of poetry.”[1]

A good joke is succinct, containing no more detail than is needed to set the scene for the punchline at the end. In the case of riddle jokes or one-liners the setting is implicitly understood, leaving only the dialogue and punchline to be verbalized. Identified as one of the simple forms of oral literature by the Dutch linguist André Jolles,[2] jokes are passed along anonymously. They are told in both private and public settings; a single person tells a joke to his friend in the natural flow of conversation, or a set of jokes is told to a group as part of scripted entertainment. Jokes are also passed along in written form or—more recently—through electronic messaging systems. Internet joking has indeed become a major method of transmission. Either as written narratives or graphic cartoons, jokes are sent through email to friends and acquaintances; individuals joking with each other in a physical space have been replaced here by electronic social groups. This correlates with the new understanding of the internet as an “active folkloric space” with evolving social and cultural forces and clearly identifiable performers and audiences.[3] Along with individual transmission of jokes to email contacts, internet services are also available to provide a fresh joke-a-day to your email inbox or archive joke collections on electronic bulletin boards.

Jokes are a form of humour, but not all humour is a joke. Some humorous forms which are not jokes are: involuntary humour, situational humour, practical jokes, slapstick, and anecdotes. All of these are humorous, but none of them is a verbal joke. The Shaggy dog story is in a class of its own as an anti-joke; although presenting as a joke, it contains a long drawn-out narrative of time, place and character, rambles through many pointless inclusions and finally fails to deliver a punchline. Also, humour which is generated through performance can be funny but is not considered a joke. For the joke by definition contains the humour in the words (usually the punchline), not in the delivery. Stand-up comics, comedians and slapstick work with comic timing, precision and rhythm in their performance, relying as much on actions as on the verbal punchline to evoke laughter. This distinction has been formulated in the popular saying “A comic says funny things; a comedian says things funny”.[note 1] This article concerns itself only with verbal jokes, leaving performance comedy aside.” (Wikipedia)

Joke of the Day

tell a joke

One Piece: Captain Joke was the captain of a crew that reached the Ocean’s Naval ten years before the current storyline

Joke Jockey: Humor from the 30’s, 40’s 50’s 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, Infinity and Beyond!

Long Jokes

humor

Church Jokes

in-joke

Knock Knock Jokes

one liners

Blonde jokes

joke gifts

adult jokes

Anti Jokes (or Anti Humor) is a type of comedy in which the uses is set up to expect a typical joke setup however the joke ends with such anticlimax that it becomes funny in its own right. The lack of punchline is the punchline.

yo mama jokes

redneck jokes

lawyer jokes

animal jokes

sports jokes

relationship jokes

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Creative Prompt #356: Entrance

N-Trance – British rock band

an act of entering, as into a place or upon new duties.

Disneyland Park Entrance

The goal of entrance counseling is to help you understand what it means to take out a federal student loan.

entrance mat

entrance fees

Definition: “the place of entering like a gate or door, or the permission to do so.” (Wikipedia)

Entrance may also refer to:

ENTRANCE is a subtle psychological thriller centered upon Suzy (Suziey Block), a young woman in Los Angeles who can’t get comfortable in her own skin.

Entrance (2012 movie) is about the limits of our perception, how the things lurking on the periphery of our lives can lead to horrific conclusions; about how she fell out of love

entrance exam

EnTranCe is the hotspot of applied sciences for businesses and innovations.

In Eastern Orthodox and Byzantine Catholic churches, an entrance is a procession during which the clergy enter into the sanctuary through the Holy Doors.

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Creative Prompt #355: Dragonfly

After this one, only 10 more prompts!!!

Project Dragonfly, at Miami University, promotes inquiry-driven reform, reaching millions of people worldwide through learning media, exhibits, and education programs.

From Luke Burns Enterprises: Dragonfly is a very small and compact browser. It uses very little disk space, but is capable of visiting any Web site on the Internet.

DRAGONFLY, a metabolic farm for urban agriculture 2009

The Dragonfly tube set was designed to build the lightest possible bicycle frames without sacrificing stiffness, durability and ride quality.

Dragonfly Symbol Native American Indians had a highly complex culture, especially those who lived on the Great Plains.

Definition: “A dragonfly is an insect belonging to the order Odonata, suborder Anisoptera (from Greekanisos “uneven” + … pteros, “wings”, because the hindwing is broader than the forewing). Adult dragonflies are characterized by large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings, sometimes with coloured patches and an elongated body. Dragonflies can be mistaken for the related group, damselflies (Zygoptera), which are similar in structure, though usually lighter in build; however, the wings of most dragonflies are held flat and away from the body, while damselflies hold the wings folded at rest, along or above the abdomen. Dragonflies are agile fliers, while damselflies have a weaker, fluttery flight. Many dragonflies have brilliant iridescent or metallic colours produced by structural coloration, making them conspicuous in flight. An adult dragonfly eye has nearly 24,000 ommatidia.

Fossils of very large dragonfly ancestors in the Protodonata are found from 325 million years ago (Mya) in Upper Carboniferous rocks; these had wingspans up to about 750 mm (30 in). About 3000 species of Anisoptera are in the world today. Most are tropical, with fewer species in temperate regions.

Dragonflies are predators, both in their aquatic larval stage, when they are known as nymphs or naiads, and as adults. Several years of their lives are spent as nymphs living in fresh water; the adults may be on the wing for just a few days or weeks. They are fast, agile fliers, sometimes migrating across oceans, and are often found near water. They have a uniquely complex mode of reproduction involving indirect insemination, delayed fertilization, and sperm competition. During mating, the male grasps the female at the back of the head or on the prothorax, and the female curls her abdomen under her body to pick up sperm from the male’s secondary genitalia at the front of his abdomen, forming the “heart” or “wheel” posture.

Loss of wetland habitat threatens dragonfly populations around the world. Dragonflies are represented in human culture on artifacts such as pottery, rock paintings, and Art Nouveau jewellery. They are used in traditional medicine in Japan and China, and caught for food in Indonesia. They are symbols of courage, strength, and happiness in Japan, but seen as sinister in European folklore. Their bright colours and agile flight are admired in the poetry of Alfred, Lord Tennyson and the prose of H. E. Bates.” (Wikipedia)

The Dragonfly Foundation

Opera Dragonfly — our fully-featured suite of developer tools, designed to make your job easier.

The Dragonfly generates a silky extended top-end, contoured midrange and a bump at the upper end of the lower frequencies that thickens thin signal sources by Blue Microphones

 

Symbolism of dragonflies

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Places

  • Dragonfly Creek, a stream in the Presidio of San Francisco, California, U.S. (google)

People

Fictional

Transportation

Aircraft

Spacecraft

  • DragonFly (spacecraft), an asteroid material-sampling spacecraft proposed by Deep Space Industries
  • DragonFly (rocket) – a prototype reusable launch vehicle to test propulsive landings of the SpaceX Dragon space capsule, in a low-altitude atmospheric flight test program

Fictional

  • Dragonfly (G.I. Joe), a fictional make of helicopter in the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline

Computing

Film and television

Literature

Music

Albums

Songs

Other uses

Creative Prompt #354: Dessert

No more animals for the moment.

This prompt is related to Prompt #184. They are similar, but a little different.

dessert recipes

Definition: “Dessert (/d??z??rt/) is a course that concludes a main meal. The course usually consists of sweet foods and beverages, such as dessert wine or liqueurs, but may include coffee, cheeses, nuts, or other savory items. In some parts of the world, such as much of central and western Africa, there is no tradition of a dessert course to conclude a meal.

The term “dessert” can apply to many foods, such as cakes, tarts, cookies, biscuits, gelatins, pastries, ice creams, pies, puddings, custards, and sweet soups. Fruit is also commonly found in dessert courses because of its naturally occurring sweetness. Some cultures sweeten foods that are more commonly savory to create desserts.” (Wikipedia)

cake

Dessert” is a song by American singer and producer Dawin. It was released in the United States on March 17, 2015.

cookies

Sound Dessert is a music blog featuring music reviews, music interviews, indie rock playlists and more.

ice cream

Dessert Wars Miami is the premiere dessert competition in South Florida. With over 20 participants, you have a lot of decisions to make and a wide array of desserts

cheesecake

Dessert delivery from GrubHub (Brilliant!)

sweet soups

dessert wines

jellied desserts

dessert glasses

Dessert Lab

free listening on SoundCloud

This is Spot, a dessert bar like no other, home to a whole new world of delicious flavors and tastes. At Spot, Dessert Bar, traditional confections are re-imagined

Fast food desserts

Dessert Fox elegantly provides custom cake creations in the Rocklin/Roseville area.

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Creative Prompt #353: Hedgehog

I might have an animal thing going on. We’ll see what next week brings.

Sonic the Hedgehog

Definition: “A hedgehog is any of the spiny mammals of the subfamily Erinaceinae, in the order Eulipotyphla. There are seventeen species of hedgehog in five genera, found through parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa, and in New Zealand by introduction. There are no hedgehogs native to Australia, and no living species native to the Americas (the extinct genus Amphechinus was once present in North America). Hedgehogs share distant ancestry with shrews (family Soricidae), with gymnures possibly being the intermediate link, and have changed little over the last 15 million years.[2] Like many of the first mammals, they have adapted to a nocturnal way of life.[3] Hedgehogs’ spiny protection resembles that of the unrelated rodent porcupines and monotreme echidnas.

The name hedgehog came into use around the year 1450, derived from the Middle English heyghoge, from heyg, hegge (“hedge”), because it frequents hedgerows, and hoge, hogge (“hog”), from its piglike snout.[4] Other names include urchin, hedgepig and furze-pig. The collective noun for a group of hedgehogs is array or prickle.” (Wikipedia)

There are approximately 6,0006,000 quills on a hedgehog

National Day of the Hedgehog (UK – Hedgehog numbers have dropped from more than 30 million in 1950 to under a million in 2015.

Hedgehog is a new concept for a robot that is specifically designed to overcome the challenges of traversing small solar system bodies.

African pygmy hedgehog

Hedgehog Band

Hedgehog Fibres is an Irish hand dyed yarn and fibre studio located in Cork, Ireland

Elizabeth Hartman quilt pattern

2009 movie

The MK10 hedgehog was developed by the British to overcome the primary deficiencies of the depth charge attack.

hedgehog mushroom

Jim Collins’ Hedgehog Concept shows you how to achieve lasting success by focusing on the one thing that really works for you.

Hedgehog Day highlights these loveable creatures – Feb 2, 2016

Strawberry Hedgehog makes handcrafted, vegan, toxin-free bath and body products

a prickle of hedgehogs

Neurons diversify astrocytes in the adult brain through sonic hedgehog signaling. (article in Science)

Hedgehog Medical Websites Development is the leading provider of design and website development to private health care practices nationwide.

Published three times a year by the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, The Hedgehog Review offers critical reflections on contemporary culture—how we shape it, and how it shapes us.

Hedgehog or hedgehogs may also refer to:

See also

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