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Sledgehammers and High Heels Find a Modern Pairing in Kelly Reemtsen’s New Paintings

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Painter Kelly Reemtsen (previously) paints images of anonymous women in thick impasto. The pieces juxtapose high fashion with tools and other construction equipment, placing sequenced high heels alongside sledgehammers and hefty axes. The colorfully painted works are Reemtsen’s comment on modern femininity. By placing tools in each of her subjects’ hands, the LA-based artist showcases that having feminine identification doesn’t mean fitting into a predetermined role.

Reemtsen is represented by Detroit-based David Klein Gallery and Lyndsey Ingram in London. You can view more of her fashionably dressed subjects on her website.

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Credit Card Rewards

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I should make a list of all the things I could be trying to optimize, prioritized by ... well, I guess there are a few different variables I could use. I'll create a spreadsheet ...
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30 days ago
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I should make a list of all the things I could be trying to optimize, prioritized by ... well, I guess there are a few different variables I could use. I'll create a spreadsheet ...
sagarm
46 days ago
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It's nice to be understood.
satadru
47 days ago
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That last frame...
New York, NY
Lythimus
47 days ago
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I'm currently on Charles Schwab's High Yield Investing AMEX card, which is just 1% on everything, but I hear the Uber credit card launching next week is great. I also use Amazon's card for Amazon purchases (5%).

I'm pretty sure most places won't let you have more than 5 cards, which btw, is too many.
cbenard
47 days ago
Citi Double Cash is 2% back on everything, and it's a MasterCard, so it's actually accepted everywhere.
fxer
46 days ago
I use the doublecash MasterCard for everything I can, and the Amazon card for Amazon/Costco (it's a visa). I don't spend enough at Costco to make Costco's visa worth the hassle.
snarfed
46 days ago
this thread, after this comic... 😂😂😂

A surreal collection of hilarious panels from vintage comics. A proposal to mak...

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Panel from an old comic book with a finger pressing the "hate ray" button

A surreal collection of hilarious panels from vintage comics. A proposal to make an emoji of an oyster with a pearl. An R2D2 translator. Speaking of which, here’s a budgie that makes R2D2 noises! A study finds that students who lose access to legal marijuana do better in school. (Here’s the original paper itself, entitled “‘High’ Achievers?”.) A small Vermont utility is embracing solar and battery storage. An algorithm that takes a sentence and finds a single word that sounds like like its average sound. Via @boingboing, a lovely typewriter from the 1950s for composing musical scores. Judged by historical mortality rates, nuclear is — by far and away — the safest form of energy. A cool-looking coffee table made from Ikea magazine holders, via Ikeahackers. The best bars in Brooklyn at which to code. Fourteen of Picasso’s self-portraits show the evolution of his style. QZ interviews me about the much-misunderstood Luddites.

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I would be honored, but I know I don't belong in your network. The person you invited was someone who had not yet inflicted this two-year ordeal upon you. I'm no longer that person.
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127 days ago
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iaravps
117 days ago
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It me
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mooglemoogle
128 days ago
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https://emaildebtforgiveness.me
Virginia
0utis
128 days ago
Wow, now I can wait another nine months before replying to that email. Thanks!
hannahdraper
129 days ago
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This is me.
Washington, DC
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129 days ago
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I would be honored, but I know I don't belong in your network. The person you invited was someone who had not yet inflicted this two-year ordeal upon you. I'm no longer that person.
Covarr
129 days ago
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Sorry it's taken me two years to reply to your email. Anyway, I'd love to attend your barbecue if you haven't had it yet.
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Survivorship Bias

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They say you can't argue with results, but what kind of defeatist attitude is that? If you stick with it, you can argue with ANYTHING.
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FarrelBuch
236 days ago
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Survivorship bias is just the beginning. We humans love stories, particularly about just one person. Alas, only systematic review of ALL the data is the only hope of seeing effects that are not random chance and seeing how big those effects are.
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CallMeWilliam
237 days ago
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Applies to actively managed funds too, of course.
dukeofwulf
237 days ago
Basically just another lottery.
elwillow
237 days ago
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Applies to jobs search too.
Ottawa, Ontario
alt_text_bot
237 days ago
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They say you can't argue with results, but what kind of defeatest attitude is that? If you stick with it, you can argue with ANYTHING.
Covarr
237 days ago
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I'd rather see speeches about how it's okay not to be a massive success. "Statistically, kids, some of you won't ever make it significantly above the poverty line. But you'll keep going, and raise a family, and when you look back on your life in the end, you'll realize that at least you were a more likable person than Justin Bieber.
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sfrazer
237 days ago
Such a low bar, and most of reddit will still fail to meet it.

Remarkable Time Lapse Video of Cell Division in a Frog Egg

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No, this isn’t digital. Filmed by documentary filmmaker Francis Chee, this amazing video captures the microscopic view of a frog egg as it begins to divide from two cells into millions over a period of about 33 hours. It’s astounding to think that each and every one of us started off just like this. (via Sploid)

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