The Dailies

Word of the Day

Obtrusive (adj., ubb-TRUE-sieve)

Prominent or noticeable, especially in an unwelcome way, like a certain person whose name rhymes with "stump" or a giant cave troll...basically the same thing.

Gif of the Day

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Link of the Day

Fall Foliage Map

Yeah, yeah, there's probably better things on the internet today. But it's mid-October, so there's better things to see outside instead. In this area, it's just about the peak time for all the colors of fall, according to the excellent fall foliage map from the Smoky Mountains website. You can use the date slider on the website to see what the foliage will likely look like at that time. It's not 100% accurate but it's very good and a great interface.

Oh, and there's also a lot of fun science nuggets about why leaves change color and fall, as well as this beautiful picture that sums up my feelings on the matter:

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