Time Lapse of Mushroom Grow Kit from “Back To The Roots” by Mad Squid Productions®

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I grew these #organic #OysterMushrooms from a #growkit by #BackToTheRoots and filmed the #timelapse you see here over about six days. Filmed in 3, 5-hour sessions each day. #mushrooms #fungus #naturelover #science #mycology

♬ Zany Mushroom – DJ BAI

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A Message For Archbishop Cordileone: IT IS TIME TO TAX THE CHURCH!

With the rise of violent, right-wing, radical extremists (i.e. American ISIS) in multiple red states throughout the country–and in particular their Church affiliated leaders, like @ArchCordileone–it is high time for this country to take stock of the special liberties that Churches and ecumenical leaders of all shapes and sizes have enjoyed here for centuries.

More specifically, it’s time to end special treatment for the Church by the State. We The People believe that if a Church can tithe its members, the State can tax a Church. Estimates vary, but the U.S. Government is essentially passing on tens of billions of dollars every year in tax revenue by allowing Churches to act as independent governments. (That figure is much closer to the hundreds of billions than to the single digits.) Then consider that a popular, and widely discussed estimate for ending hunger in the United States sits at a mere $25 Billion.

So, if Churches truly do believe in helping the poor, protecting the weak, and shepherding all mankind toward a better existence (I don’t know any who don’t claim to do so, do you?), then paying a tax to end hunger nationwide seems like a pretty darn good trade, and would certainly be a win/win/win scenario. But will it ever happen?

Stand by to stand by! –Mad Squid

I Hit 250 Million Views On GIPHY!

I erroneously announced this once before because I transposed the “25” in “225” in my head and thought, “250.” Anyway, this time it’s legit. It’s the real deal. My GIFs and digital stickers are finding a life of their own thanks to social media users like you! See the “GIFs” tab here on my site for more information!

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I Wasted An Entire Day Modeling Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles, CA

I finally did it. I dove back into 3D design. And, of course, as per my norm I did so by picking a project that had less than a day left before the final deadline, and shortly after a new, full-version release of Blender was published, with which I had zero acquaintance when I began. So, naturally, I failed. =-/ I’l chalk it up to a learning experience.

The project was for the Master Builder’s competition on Upland.me. The models themselves are fairly simple, so in a way it was a wise place to pick 3D modeling back up. But not with less than 24 hours to learn the new software AND copy a building from scratch. I actually got pretty close. I completed the design of the model. I would have had to still bake textures for each of the 4 required mesh, upload the model to a preview site, make thumbnails, reduce the triangles to below 10,000, and then upload to Upland.

But hey, not bad for a first try, right? And a new competition kicked off this week, with several days remaining! =-)

My Amateur Series Is Live On Neon Mob! “Light and Water!”

This is my very first NeonMob series, and I’m very excited! Over 100 packs have already been opened by the community, and day one isn’t even over yet! Please come collect my series, and keep an eye out for my next, hopefully pro series!

The first 500 to use this link will get an extra free pack on the house: https://www.neonmob.com/redeem/MAD24230

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