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Blackbird nestlings beg for food in Lofer, Austrian province of Salzburg, on Saturday.

Good stuff for Sunday Brunch, May 25, 2014

I spend a couple of hours on Sundays putting together ingredients for Sunday Brunch, when you have a little more time for the good stuff.


  • Awesome power of nature. This BasehuntersChasing video was suggested by Joyce McCartney. It has had more than 12 million views since it was posted last week.
  • A teenager who nailed Michael Jackson moves in his high school talent show in this video posted by the PDA – Pitman Daily Announcements on YouTube has also had more than 12 million views. It was suggested by Kara Hackett.


Reads worth your time

  • “‘Look at them,’ Elliot Rodger said to his camera phone, staring at a couple on a picnic bench at the beach.”He's in heaven right now, sitting on this beautiful beach, kissing her, feeling her love, while I'm sitting here alone, 'cause no beautiful girl wants to be my girlfriend." He posted eight such videos on YouTube on Friday evening before, officials say, he went on a rampage. Los Angeles Times story.
  • “As the federal government cracks down on immigrants in the country illegally and forbids businesses to hire them, it is relying on tens of thousands of those immigrants each year to provide essential labor – usually for $1 a day or less – at the detention centers where they are held when caught by the authorities.” New York Times story.
  • Author and journalist Beth Macy gave the commencement speech at Mary Baldwin College last week. Wise, poignant, worth your time.

Duh tip of the day: Hiding rare bird eggs in your undies? How about 10 years in prison and a fine of $157,000?

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