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bighead’s incubator

from silicon valley posted in television by pete_nice

Bighead has his incubator set up at this posh home in season 3, episode 4 of Silicon Valley.

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heptapod landing area

from arrival (2016) posted in movies by pete_nice

In Arrival, the serene meadows of Montana were invaded by the hovering heptapod stone-egg ships.

This picturesque backdrop is actually located outside the town of Rimouski in Quebec, near the mouth of the St. Lawrence River.

The Canadian director spoke of the location, “It was strange for me to create something foreign in Quebec. But as a Canadian it was a pleasure to bring U.S. money back home.”

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twin palms

from frank sinatra posted in music by pete_nice

Ol' Blue Eyes was definitely a trend-setter with this example of Desert Modernism: Twin Palms. Originally wanting a Georgian mansion in the desert, the architectural firm of E. Stewart Williams convinced Frank to go with something a bit more location appropriate. The result is a late 40's construction of low clean angles, wide windows, and desert views.

Twin Palms can be your vacation home for the low price of $2,600 a night. Martinis not included.

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cafe milano

from pod save america, crooked media posted in radio by pete_nice

A hot-spot of journalists, lobbyists, diplomats, and a place "Where to Meet Wealthy, Attractive Democrats" (according to dc.eater.org).

The restaurant is oft-referenced in the podcast "Pod Save America."

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delta blues museum

from delta blues, muddy waters posted in music by pete_nice

Established in 1979 and re-organized as a stand-alone museum in 1999, the Delta Blues Museum is a place "where visitors find meaning, value, and perspective by exploring the history and heritage of the unique American musical art form of the blues."

Notably, the museum houses the shack where Muddy Waters spent his youth on the Stovall Plantation.

The museum has been located in a former railroad depot since 1999. The building, constructed circa 1918, served as the passenger rail depot of the Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad.

Across the street is Morgan Freeman's Ground Zero blues club.

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