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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

This broken clock can't even be right twice a day

The Old Dutch Church in Uptown Kingston.
If you look at the Old Dutch Church steeple that faces Wall Street in Uptown Kingston, you'll notice that two of the numbers are not quite right.

The 12, in Roman numerals, is missing an "I," which makes it an "XI." You can see that there's a dark shadow where the "I" used to be.

The funny thing is, there's an extra shadow, for another "I."
It used to be a "XIII."
And not to be outdone, the 4, which should be "IV," is marked as "IIII."
And the clock is broken, with one arm on the "IIII," which means that this clock is always wrong.

If you are wondering why this is, the answer is that the Dutch were terrible at math and/or because of a hobgoblin idk lol, now immortalized in a mural on North Front and Crown Streets that was part of last year's O+ Festival.

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Goatapocalypse:

In the beginning, there were newborn baby goats in sweaters, and it was good. But then they started making human noises and then they started texting you horrible and/or funny things. 

Needless to say, I warned you. The end is BAAAAAA!

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The Four:

* A Rose in the Catskills (Mount Tremper to be exact).
* I think I speak for everyone when I say that, surely, we can all relate to these water taxi problems. 
* Look at these Kingston Democrats fighting like children about a playground.
* Look at these Kingston Democrats still fighting.
Primaries are going to be something.

One cat:



http://newscatgif.tumblr.com/post/119947241732/when-you-get-an-upgraded-cms-and-you-want-your-old

Yesterday's Internet, Today! uses cat logic, which is obviously why you must subscribe and never,  ever trust goats.

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