Crazy, Amazing and Delicious AIR Experience

What a wild ride... So here's the recipe.  Take one computer illiterate lady who's got a lot of random skills she's learned along the way and throw her into a room with 12 other people who's second  language is CAD or 0110001 or some other variation of looking into the eye of a screen and typing sweet nothings into its curvacious keyboard. Man did I feel like a fish in the desert.  I left orientation completely overwhelmed, flattened, and having no idea what I was doing there amongst all these obviously tech savvy folks. Once again odd man out. Now let me be clear, this has nothing to do with the people. Everyone was super sweet and willing to help. I was out of my element, which is exactly what I needed. For as long as I can remember, I've always thought in art. From the clothing and accoutrements I make for myself  to the images I capture. From the food that I create to the materials I bind together, or the mood i can set in an empty space if given a couple days to have my way with it.  Creation and art are an integral part of my existence as an external expression of my internal voice. So having three paid months to spend on my own work was a dream come true. For the first time in my life I was able to really focus on my work with 100 %  of my attention and not juggle how I was going to pay rent    and which piece goes where or how am I going to afford that thing I need for it.  It was fantastic to have that kind of creative freedom and I feel incredibly lucky to have had that opportunity.   I was able to finally create my stained fruit windows, something I've been imagining and working on in my head for many many years. I was able to experiment with different coatings and textures, slice thickness and transparency  to best preserve the beauty of the sliced fruit.  I spent day after day in the kitchen testing gluten free meal-worm flour bread amongst other insect delights. This was really an important experience for me due to my issues with factory farms and its effects on the environment but still feeling my bodies need for animal protein to perform. Once I felt comfortable with my results in the kitchen, I decided to explore the rest of the workshop at Autodesk / Instructables. Let me start by saying Holy $hit is that shop incredible. There are classes that are required to be able to use any one piece of equipment from the 3D printers to the drill. There were tools in the metal shop that I knew how to use but was unable to because I didn't take the class or get signed off. I recommend that any new AIR be realistic in what they want to use and take those classes right away. If you need a hole drilled and you aren't signed off on the drill, just ask someone who is signed off, they'll drill that hole for you because it's that kind of place. Time goes fast and if there is something you want to learn, go for it because when are you going to have that opportunity again? All the instructors are great and willing to answer all your crazy questions. A special thanks to Gabe for helping me so many times with all my computer questions and when the laser cutter doesn't feel like cooperating. (I did mention I'm computer Illiterate right?) On that note, I have learned soooooo much here and though I still feel that computers are generally going to shut down when I touch them, I have learned how to create an image and laser cut that image. I started with leather and made a few water bottle sheaths, dog collars, a leather necklace and a beautiful bag.  Now I'm working with wood and the detail is pretty incredible. I dabbled in the 3D software world and learned a little with Fusion 360 but I wasn't willing to take my precious residency time to learn it. But I do plan on pursuing that education. It's interesting to me and important for the way the world is going which I'm still trying to wrap my head around being a very old school DIY hand made kind of gal. I really cherished my time as an Artist in Residence at Instructables. Honestly, when I was there, I never wanted to leave and would stay into the wee hours. The people are very kind and its like a large quirky family. I've never worked anywhere where employees voluntarily and enjoyably come in on the weekend to work. By the time my residency was over, I think there were forty-five Airs. So many interesting and creative people.  What an amazing idea this is. What an amazing opportunity for growth this program has given so many people. A truly beautiful gift that I am forever grateful for. Thank you to all the people in the foreground who help us on a daily basis and form this place and for those behind the scenes that make it possible. Thank you, you are so appreciated. Sincerely, Rima Khalek

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Where to find quality, easy, clean, yet delicious finger-food snacks?

Hello, friends! I am looking for good quality snack foods that are easy to make and they must be (yes, must) delicious. Thank you.

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Where can I get Shawarma in the Gila Valley?

Possibly one of my favorite Middle Eastern foods is Shawarma, but I don't know where I can get it in Arizona, particularly in the gila valley. Does anyone know of any restaurant in the Gila valley that serves shawarma?

Question by A-Nony-Mus 


Shaping Cupcakes

Hello all! I need some guidance.   I am trying to bake cupcakes, but I want to bake them in the shape of coffee beans. I was considering using egg shaped pans (that usually sell around Easter), but unfortunately, it is not Easter, so they are not selling... Any advice on how to make baked goods in the shape I need? The image came from here.

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Free Crap Alert: X-acto #11 Z-series Blades (Update: Expired)

Hey y'all. Just thought I'd spread some love and graces.   X-acto is giving away free samples of their new blade, the Z-series (size #11).  I needed some new blades, and figured a few other people might be running low as well.   Oh, and before you all start flagging as spam, I promise, I'm not.  I don't give a crap about x-acto.  I just like free sharp things. http://www.xacto.com/z-series#tab2 THIS DEAL HAS EXPIRED.

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Halloweed-themed meatloafy bacony goodness, "The Hand of Mummy"

Hello folks. I just made my first food instructable and would love to have some input from the community. https://www.instructables.com/id/Halloween-Food-The-Hand-Of-Mummy/ Pictured below is the Hand in its uncooked and (failed)cooked state. Pic quality kind of sucks (Inebriation+photography seldom works very well), but I'm sure you'll understand what the name stands for. Even though the cooked hand looks more like a trilobite, it's still delicious. Further research has yielded better results with keeping the shape intact.

Topic by Thermonuklear 


How to make a gumball machine?

Hi all, I thought there would be an instructable on this but it hasn't come up yet....so maybe I'll take this opportunity to initiate a Q&A; sort of thing with a project I'm working onI'm trying to make a gumball machine/ dispenser for ordinary sized gumballs and fit hidden inside a large rectangular structure. No coin input required. On ebay I saw someone selling a gumball machine that was vintage and it takes Standard Gumballs, The whole unit was 16x8x2. I thought it was amazing, but was outbid.From most round gumball machines I've seen, the glass just seems to hold all the gumballs in such a way that when the gears turn they push the gumballs up and one dispenses. I just stumbled across this one too: [http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item;=250440283723&fromMakeTrack;=trueMaybe these are far too basic questions from someone who never took physics in high school, then didn't take mechanics in art school (kicking myself) but how can I make a gumball machine like the one above, with a rectangular container? We could co create this instructable or anything else like that. Feel free to personally message me about the project.Thanks!

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Experimental Cooking

To break in the forum - I'm thinking of making a Dorito and Onion Pot Pie. Fun? YES. Delicious? Hard to say...

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What is this?

What is this delicious looking snack? It looks like fried avacado, but I've searched and can't find it. I want fried avacado. 

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What the T-Rex goin on?

Of all the food recipes on here, I see nothing of the sort for bread maker recipes. I just got one this christmas and have been making some rather delicious white bread and recently, carmalized onion bread, ooo god, F****** delicious.If no one has any good recipes to offer I'm gonna experiment myself and start posting some bread maker recipes, I like food and so does everybody else.

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Looking for a Jägerschnitzel Recipe

So the other day, I went to "Spring Fest," a local German American Society event. Naturally, the beer was great (some types I've never even heard of before), but... the food was incredible :) I'm looking for someone's own recipe for jägerschnitzel (as opposed to something I find on a large recipe database somewhere on the interweb). Perhaps it's my red meat deprived diet - but it was incredibly delicious and I'd like to try making it myself along with some red cabbage sour kraut (equally delicious).

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HOW DID YOU OR YOUR MOM FIND THIS RECIPE? Answered

I made the soup and I thought it was DELICIOUS!!! IT WAS SOME OF THE BEST SOUP I'VE EVER HAD!!!!!! I WANT TO KNOW HOW YOU FOUND IT!!!

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Is it possible for someone to be videogenic?

I see people in photos, they look nice, you see the same person, in a few videos, some are good, some just, eh. Can someone be or not be Videogenic? Oh yeah, i made Pancakes! and bacon today. In August, i always end up making crepes and Pancakes! for some reason; there is also certain words i always put an exclamation mark after. Pancakes! Chicken Salad! Yes! Also, i only put that so i can put this image.

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Dalek Cake

This Dalek cake by Stacked Cakes in Australia is deliciously epic. It is 22" tall and weighs over 40 pounds. That's a lot of Dalek-y goodness right there. Check out the link for more pics of the cake and the build process. Daleks and Birthdays via CRAFT

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dinner suggestions?

Looking to impress my family by cooking a somewhat easy but delicious dinner (for 4) Nothing has really jumped out at me on the food section but still looking - if anybody has any suggestions to save me some time let me know.

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printing recipes?

How can I print out the recipes on the allcasseroles website??  Some of the recipes look delicious; but, my computer is in one room and the kitchen in another and computer can't be moved to the kitchen becuz it's a desktop computer.  I would appreciate how to print them out for free...thanks

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Sandwich Art

I just stumbled upon this fantastic post showing a huge selection of artistically crafted sandwiches! The artist(s) use different shades/shapes of bread and sandwich fillings to create delicious looking sculptures. Below are some of my favourites, there're plenty more here.

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I want to send my husband food two states over. what are the best baked goods to send?

Specifically ones that will keep and remain delicious. I live in Georgia and he is training in Mississippi. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Instructacon Dinner

With all the interns in town there was one thing that had to happen: a huge dinner where everyone had to make something delicious. We went shopping and then descended upon Eric and Christy's place for a frenzy of cooking. Lots of amazing food was cooked and enjoyed. Here are a few pictures from the meal.

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A soft but sticky heart

I made a super delicious dessert, named soft but stick heart. it's quite easy. Just put sticky rice dough inside of chineses dry date, and boiling in little syrup. Done. For diet reason, I used sucralose instead of sugar.

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hi, i would like help on imbedding photos

What process will work best to imbed the artwork onto tiles or laminate on the floor of my boutique? I want to put a photo along with our logo inside the shop. there will be heavy traffic from customers so need something durable.PLEASE HELP!

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Belly Flops

Jelly Belly makes one mean jelly bean. Belly Flops are factory seconds sold by Jelly Belly at Dollar Trees. Cheap and just as delicious, Jelly Belly makes the sweetest mistakes."These special beans taste great, but don't quite meet all of our demanding standards for size, color, shape and flavor."-SweetnessBG

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Potluck at the Pier

We decided to throw together a Pot Luck today!  Everyone was busy this morning cooking up delicious dishes in the Test Kitchen!  Watch for links to the Instructables of the dishes we tried out! Salmon Pasta Salad (1st one is up!) Nectarine Salsa Sous Vide Chicken Thighs with Nectarine Salsa

Topic by Penolopy Bulnick 


What is the best vegan, gluten-free comfort food for when you feel nauseated and/or under the weather? ?

Something simple to prepare, since lengthy food prep is always the last thing you want to do when feeling yuck. But also delicious and calming to the digestive system. Oh, and vegan and gluten-free, too.

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Thanksgiving Reuse Challenge

So you have nothing to mash up and you don't have a big project for the laser cutter contest? Never fear, the speed contest is back! You have three weeks to enter the Thanksgiving Reuse Challenge! Make some delicious food, do something creative with the remnants, or show us something else creative and cool.Go go go!

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what is a good recipe (that is still sweet and tasty while being healthy) for a person with gout?

My father has gout, and it seems his attacks come on as a result of too much rich, sweet food. I want to bake him something delicious, but I don't want it to cause him to have a gout-attack. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks!

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How do I make cheap jam?

I'm looking to make little pots of jam as a wedding favour. Ideally it would be affordable and in season if possible (I'm getting married at the end of June). Although, it would be easier to make the jam well ahead of time. So, I guess what I'm looking to make is cheap but interesting and delicious jam.

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Peep Experiments

Peeps. The fun, delicious little marshmallow chick, bunny, snowman, pumpkin, etc. that we get on Easter (or near Easter for the people who don't celebrate it.) But after Easter, when you have so many of them, what do you do with them? I know you can eat them or explode them in the microwave, but I need is a better idea. Have any?

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Funny apple cider making video

Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgRzv2_6q9UThe description made me think of posting it here - "Dr. Mullins demonstrates how to make delicious wholesome booze out of boring old apples, using his 220V grinder, super-custom apple press with 12-ton car jack, and only the most sanitary laboratory conditions."Totally funny short video.

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vacuum tube television Answered

ive got an old working color vacuum tube tv, a Motorola quasar portable. im wondering if its worth any money or if i should just go ahead tear it open, and feast on its delicious inners it works fairly well with no discernible problems that i know of. i took a look inside and dident see any silicone. do people collect these or anything?

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Photos copied from other sites

I came across this instructable. https://www.instructables.com/id/Watermelon-on-Grill/ The images are copied. I doubt if the author has really done this recipe. Found the same photos in the link below. http://www.polywoodinc.com/blog/food/bizarre-b-q-grill-recipes-that-are-surprisingly-delicious/ I am not sure how it got featured. I feel original 'ibles should be found and given more importance.

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Build Day at Pier 9 - 9.27.13

It is the last Friday of the month again and you know what that means...Build Day!!! It is another crazy kitchen day at Pier 9 while everyone runs around making their own delicious dish!  Check back to see what tasty dishes they have cooked up today! Projects in the works! Tote Bags Curly Fries Pasta Curry What are you guys making today?

Topic by Penolopy Bulnick 


Where can one fish for invasive snakehead fish around Roanoke, Va ? Answered

I have heard that the invasive Northern/Giant Snakeheads are prevalent in Virginia and I was wondering where near Roanoke, Hardy, or Salem I could possibly fish for one. I have also heard that they are delicious, and might get one taxidermied. It's not me in the picture.

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Woodpunk Lamp, 3D Stereoscope Camera, Optimus Prime Costume

Woodpunk Lamp 3D Stereoscope Camera Optimus Prime Costume Delicious Fruit Tart Pokemon Snuggie Costume RC Quadrotor Dark Knight Joker Makeup Make Hard Cider DIY Suspension Bridge Arduino RGB LED Tutorial Halloween Robotic Top Hat Homemade Tofu Simple Animatronic Hand Gorilla Tape Gorilla Mask Green Lantern Prop

Topic by randofo 


Healthy Meals and Recipes !

Learn how to cook the perfect steak, make your own chicken broth & prepare the most delicious vinaigrettes. No grains, No dairy, No legumes, No sugar, No vegetable oils and No preservatives. I recently bought The (Paleo Recipe Book) and thought I would actually share with you a bit more about it... "Paleo Recipe Book" is a comprehensive collection of recipes from across the globe. Whether you're looking for Paleo-friendly breakfasts, dinners, desserts, or international favorites, you'll find dishes for every taste!  

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Gluten Free Category

I believe there should be a gluten free category in the Food section much like there is a Vegan section. Having to go through hundreds, if not thousands, of recipes to see which I can and cannot make for my gluten intolerant family and friends is a little disappointing, considering how widely spread such an allergy is. I still do it of course, and I enjoy seeing all the delicious looking things, but still slightly bothersome. Thanks for the amazing site that has entertained me and given me wonderful ideas for years.

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Robotic Drink Mixer, Camping Hot Tub, Rainbow Cupcakes

Robotic Drink Mixer Camping Hot Tub Delicious Rainbow Cupcakes LED Pinball Table Halo Costume Armor Easy Light-Up Table Scallop Your Fretboard Futuristic 10W LED Lamp Duct Tape Boat Live With Insight Anodizing Titanium Rings Take Great Close-Up Photos Playful Random Light Ball Fix Bent CPU Pins Repair Wire with Sugru

Topic by randofo 


Great idea!

Brilliant idea! :) If I were doing it I'd try to provide the following options: 1. wholesale (organic fairtrade) foodstuff 2. retail (organic fairtrade) ingredients for "cook your own" delicious nutritious meals (ideally with an option to use facilities on-site if possible, otherwise at home) 3. (organic fairtrade) restaurant serving meals. The trick would probably to be to come up with a few easy tasty healthy meals and bulk buy the ingredients. But with input from everyone in the wonderful open source way that shouldn't be a problem :)

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Precision Pumpkin Carving, Easy Home Brewing, Where the Wild Things Are Hat

Precision Pumpkin Carving Easy Home Brewing Where the Wild Things Are Hat Make an Armor Mask Light-Up LED Leggings Army Man Costume Polygon Lamp Kit The Instructables Card Game Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies Mini Altoid Gas Grill 5 Great Lemon Tricks Wooden RC Quadrocopter Fold-Down Workbench Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Sandwich The $0 Coil Gun

Topic by randofo 


New Idea for the food section

Dear Instructables, I have an idea for a improvement of the food section. While I was browsing the food section for some delicious inspiration I thought of the idea  of adding a ingredient selector. This function would make it really easy to search for new ideas whilst using some of the ingredients you all ready have at home. One should be able to make a selection of different ingredients and only the recipes containing at least these ingridients should come up. I think that such a function would work friendlier than the search option. Regards, Bjvdb

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Scoochmaroo Reaches 10 Million Views

Scoochmaroo has made it to 10 Million views!  (She is actually, currently at 10,100,135 and climbing!)   To celebrate we wanted something special for her, something that was 10 million something specials.  After ruling out cupcakes and sprinkles, we decided to just go with 10 million sugar molecules (give or take a few)!  So Canida whipped up a Pavlova dessert.  You can find a recipe to make it yourself here by kazmataz. It was quite delicious and enjoyed by all! Congratulations Scoochmaroo!

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Meat Ship Sets Sail

If you're planning on eating several pounds of sausage and bacon you might as well get some friends over and make a boat out of it, right? Yeah, sure.We have an Instructable for making placemats out of bacon and bacon soap, but this is pretty epic in comparison. This is all great if you're into bacon. Which I'm not. It's one of my least favorite things to eat and I find this to be pretty disgusting, but I hear that I'm pretty much on my own for that opinion. Most everyone else finds it delicious. MeatShip

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Butter Challenge Special Guest Judge Announced!

We’re also pleased to announce that we’ve appointed a special guest judge for the Butter Challenge, Rosie Cake Diva. Rosie Dummer is a food artist from Manchester, UK. This artist has a sweet tooth, and her preferred mediums are cake, frosting, and fondant. She also hosts a baking show on YouTube where she shares her culinary knowledge with others. Check out her videos for some tips on with working with fondant, or visit her Facebook page for even more delicious, inspiring posts.

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Why can't Egg Nog be an everyday drink.

So we have probably all had to deal with this. That sudden craving for nog, but alas it is summer and it is no where to be found. Why you may ask, because it is considered a freaking holiday beverage. I don't believe that it should be limited to just a few months. For I am a true lover of Egg Nog, i dream of it year round, but alas it has just hit the shelves at my local stores and will leave in 3 months time. It pains me to have to wait so long to taste its delicious nogginess. WWWWWHHHHYYYYY can't it be an everyday drink????????????

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Summer: the time of fresh fruit

Summer is almost here in the Northern Hemisphere, and school is out (at least where I live).  All the beautiful trees will soon be producing wonderfully sweet fruits for human and non-human passers-by to gorge themselves on.  With Pears, Apples, Plums, Peaches, Cherries and more, immeasurable numbers of fruit tree species are out there.  What are all of your favorite fruits, and what do you do with them?  Do you eat them raw and whole, in a pastry, jellied, dried, or some other way? Personally, I think Plums fresh from the tree take the cake, but all fruits are delicious.

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Why can i only favorite some of the instructibles but not all? Answered

Here are some links where i could Favorite: https://www.instructables.com/id/Pumpkin-Latte-mousse/ https://www.instructables.com/id/PS34-Controller-LED-Mod/ https://www.instructables.com/id/Delicious-Raw-mango-pickle/ and here are some links where i could not favorite: https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Fresh-Chili-Powder/ https://www.instructables.com/id/Dutch-Kruidnoten-and-Mandarin-Cake-Bread/ https://www.instructables.com/id/Back-in-Time-Make-your-wooden-counter-clockwise-cl/ https://www.instructables.com/id/THE-BEST-MICROWAVE-CARMEL-CORN/ this is confusing me please help

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3 D Printing of BODY PARTS !!!!!

Scientists Use 3D Printer to Create First “Printed” Human Vein   Brit Liggett Scientists Use 3D Printer to Create First “Printed” Human Vein by Brit Liggett, 03/22/10 filed under: Design for Health   3D Printing technology has recently leapt into a new realm — we’ve seen printers that can create entire buildings out of stone, delicious meals out of simple ingredients, and now — perhaps weirdest and coolest of them all — a printer that can build body parts from cells!   Body Part Printer LINK ANOTHER LINK to another more familiar site.... Picture

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How can I improve the quality of my instructable? Answered

Since I've joined instructables, I have made two instructables so far. My first one was featured on the homepage (which I was ecstatic about) but my second one wasn't. It did have more views but I would still like to improve how I write instructables. Does anyone have any critiques? Here's the link for the screen protector one (not-featured)- https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Your-Own-Screen-Protector-for-less-th/ And the link for the phyllo dough squared (featured)- https://www.instructables.com/id/Delicious-Phyllo-Dough-Squares/

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40% Off: an art show for the new economy

Come on out to 40% Off: an art show for the new economy this Friday!New artwork from:Aaron GemanBen CowdenDaniel BenoitLuigi OldaniMitch HeinrichRandy SarafanNoah WeinsteinShelly CournoyerPlus, 40 gallons of delicious home brewed beer from Dying Vines, drink serving robots, live music from Belly of the Whale, Tiny Things and No's at 10PM, 8000 sq. ft of community art space, 1200 sq. ft of show space, a big yard with a fire barrel, a bus, a man living in a shipping container and many classic mercedes cars!Friday, February 20th, 2008 at 7PMABCo artspace3135 Filbert St.Oakland, CAMore at http://sfmedialabs.com/

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[Contest]Post your Favorite Spooky Halloween Food and Win a Tray – RUVAcards

Nothing beats a haunted moonlit night on All Hallows Eve…. And on this fatal night, at this witching time, the starless sky laments black and unmoving. The somber hues of an ominous, dark forest are suddenly illuminated under the emerging face of the full moon. So, what would you want, "Trick or Treat"? Well, it's simple. All you have to do is tell us your favorite 'Spooky Halloween Food' and you could win a customized Halloween tray to serve that delicious 'All Hallows Eve' food. You show us your trick and we treat you! For more details about Spooky Halloween Food visit: http://ruvacards.wordpress.com/2013/09/19/post-your-favorite-spooky-halloween-food-and-win-a-tray-ruvacards/

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