Saturday, May 8, 2010

The End.

Hello all,

I believe its time to put this blog to rest. I'm going to pursue other writing projects. I appreciate all the feedback and banter and friends this blog has generated. I will be staying in touch with my "blog friends" despite halting posts on this web site.

I'm going to keep the site up, as at this point I can see folks are enjoying the archives and I still get comments from long-past posts that confirm this.



[photo credit, Wiki Commons]

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Saturday (not morning) Awesome: Homeless man's cover of "Creep"

This is a homeless man named Mustard, covering Radiohead's song Creep on the Opie and Anthony's satellite radio show. Must give a language warning for all the kiddos out there.

He owns this song, and I just can't stop watching. Hope you enjoy it too.


Thursday, April 29, 2010

Little Dudes: Spotted Bat (Euderma maculatum)

Michael Durham Photography has a plethora of great wildlife photos posted on his blog, which I encourage you to check out. This post with the Spotted Bat really caught my attention.

Here are some of the photos, click here for the rest. Oh and remember you can click on the photos to get bigger versions.

Enjoy little spotted furry flying dudes,


[all picture credits at Michael Durham's site]

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sea Lion Crittercam

Some really great crittercam footage of Australian Sea Lions cruising around, and most importantly, attacking large octopi. Bad. Ass.

Enjoy watching animals do their thing,


Saturday, April 17, 2010

Saturday Morning Awesome: Hi Res Bugs

You know you need a one-stop shop for all your high-res, ginormous bug photo needs. Here it is, a great collection on Flickr for your Entymological pleasure.

If you click on any of the pictures, above the display is a little text link called "all sizes." It is there that you can get the big, juicy pictures you need to create wallpaper and screen savers with.

No no, you don't have to thank me, really.

Some pictures from the collection to whet your whistle:

Enjoy getting up close and personal with some bugs,


[link via my Ex-Pat Canukistani Uncle Ted]

Thursday, March 25, 2010

"On this day, in 1916, Ishi died"

I've been following The Suburban Bushwacker blog from across the pond. Tonight I saw a post there that I enjoyed, titled the same as this one (thus the quotation marks). At the end of this very readable post is a quote that I just love:

"Ishi felt Western society was essentially silly - the only things that impressed him were matches and glue"

Enjoy clarity reaching out through time to tap you on the forehead every once and a while,


[Original post here, photo via Wiki commons, quote via The Free Library]

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Saturday Morning Awesome: UK politico rips EU president

There is a trend happening in the Saturday Morning Awesome (SMA) -- that of badassery.

Nigel Farage (click HERE for the Wiki on him) was fined £2700 by the parliament for making the speech below. I have no idea if his accusations are correct, or if he's doing anything more than browbeating the EU president. But it's awesome. And Farage, in this moment at least, is a badass the likes of which I'd love to see in U.S. politics.

Ps: I am blatantly ripping this genius find from Faith in Honest Doubt's pages. Rock on Dale.

You go Nigel, you go,


Saturday, March 13, 2010

Saturday morning Awesome: Living year-round in the Arctice Wildlife Refuge

Meet Heimo & Edna Korth, the last family living in ANWAR full time. Well worth watching all 5 episodes. Click Here for the full series, just scroll down for the links.

Enjoy watching badasses at work,


[via Boingboing]

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Saturday Morning Awesome: Eagle Owl in Flight

Just fantastic video here of an Eagle Owl landing in slow motion. I have watched it over and over again, just noting how the feathers are moving around.

For the camera geeks in the audience, here is the Youtube writeup:

New Photron SA-2 High Definition High Speed Camera. Shot of 'Checkers' the eagle owl, 1000fps 1920x1080 resolution. Shot by SlowMo ( See the owl and other birds of prey at

Enjoy watching flight,


[via Uncle Tom]

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Anthony Weiner Vs. the GOP


Between him and Grayson, could there be a bit of chutzpah growing in the dems possibly? Possibly?

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Enjoy not holding your breath but glorying in the moment anyway,


[via Kipp, good catch sir]

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

Rachel Maddow and Bill Nye on Climate Change

Just because big winter storms are happening, doesn't mean "global warming" is false. For god's sake I'm tired of hearing this crowing from the right. In fact, it could be a proof that climate change is actively in progress creating that very storm.

Here is Bill Nye on the Rachel Maddow show addressing this sentiment directly.

The quote that says it best from Nye is, "there's more energy in the atmosphere, and this is stirring things up." The global climate is a complicated system, you heat one area and another could get very cold because of it -- thus the 'stirring things up' he's referring to.

Enjoy logic and reason applied to large planetary problems,


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Oarfish are awesome

For the Saturday Morning Awesome this week, I present the first known footage of an Oarfish in its native environs (very deep sea) off the Gulf of Mexico. [BBC doesn't have embeddable video, just click over and it's right there].

From the BBC Earth News Article:

Oarfish (Regalecus glesne) are one of the world's longest fish reaching 17m.

Their strange appearance may have provided the basis for the sea serpent myths told by early ocean travellers.

Not only are they elongated, they also have a prominent dorsal fin which gives it an unusual "serpent" appearance.

Recalling the event Professor Benfield explained how at first, they thought the fish was simply a drilling pipe called a riser being lowered into the water.

"We saw this bright vertical shiny thing, I said 'are they lowering more riser?' as it looked like they were lowering a huge pipe."

"We zoomed in a little bit and we said 'that's not a riser that's a fish!'"

The article has other deep water video provided by the remotely operated submarine they were using in the Gulf of Mexico.

I've mentioned this sublimely bitching creature before, but just to be clear, this blog is a huge fan of these animals.

Enjoy 'monsters' being filmed live and healthy,


[via my faithful Canukistani operative, Yuri; photo credit at Weird Sea Monsters]

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Roman Army Knife scoops Swiss by 1,800 years or so

Check out that beauty -- a real multi-tool, but dating back to 200AD. It's made of silver, though the blade is iron. Pure class I tell you.

Check out the details at the Mail Online article.

Enjoy ingenuity years ahead of its time,


[via my faithful Canukistani operative, "Yuri." Photo credit in linked article.]

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Epic slow motion frog fail

A quickie post to prove I'm not dead.

See ya'll soon.

Enjoy nature doing its best,


[via Blame it on the Voices]

Monday, January 25, 2010

My new favorite internet article -- ever: Lady Gaga, The Illuminati Puppet

This is why the internet rules. If there is 'something' out there in the public consciousness -- The Internet will grab it and turn it into something you never ever expected in a million years.

Here is an EXPOSE of Lada Gaga and her occult/illuminati connection from Vigilant Citizen. It's my new favorite thing.

I'm pretty sure we need a corollary to the Internet Rule 34 -- adding, 'and conspiracy connections made of it.'

Enjoy life,


[photo credit in linked article]

Monday, January 18, 2010

New band: The Finches

Ok I hesitate to post right off Boing Boing but I couldn't resist. Here is a video of finches 'playing' electric guitar.

But here's the capper -- what made me have to post this.

"the best angular, atonal, postpunk, improvisational guitar I've heard in a while."

Awesome. And a tip -- stick to .46 to see the stick-bowing finch rip it up.

Enjoy birds out-doing Dinosaur Jr.


Monday, January 11, 2010

Great geek out fun with microscopic size comparisons

Here is a link to the University of Utah "Cell size and scale" teaching illustration tool. It's great fun for geeks and nerds alike. Give it a shot.

Below is just a picture of the the flash tool, use the link above to actually use the thing.

Enjoy geeking out in the privacy of your own home,


[via my ex-pat Canukistani Uncle Ted]

Friday, January 8, 2010

Daybreakers -- alright ya got me

I have mostly avoided this whole vampire chic thing going on, but this trailer caught my attention on a few levels. It's dark enough, it has no apparent 'tween' demographic hooks, and who doesn't love Willem Dafoe.

Oh, and it opens tonight.

Enjoy the last few attempts,


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Whups, Sea Shepherd pushes a bit too hard

Well the chess game in the Southern Seas just got a bit messier. Sea Shepherd lost a ship due to collision with a Japanese Whaler. Bad strategic move there, folks. That ship was a peach, and would have been extremely effective.

I don't know or care who did what -- they're playing with fire down there and folks are going to get burned. I still fully support Sea Shepherd's activities.

Here is an link to some video footage, and the type of vitriol the anti-environmentalist folks sling at Sea Shepherd.

Here's the thing -- the anti-whale, anti-environment folks always rail against the illegality of Sea Shepherd's actions, but not against the illegality of Japan's actions. Japan is blatantly breaching international law and lying about not using the whales for food (which they can't even find a market for, so they put in school lunches despite high levels of mercury). They're international poachers for crissakes. And there is zero enforcement down in those seas except for Sea Shepherd.

When the whales are gone, they're gone -- FOREVER. No take-backs.

Now, is the Sea Shepherd crew a bunch of amateurish, media-hungry blowhards? Well, sure. Sure they are. But I don't care. Forever is a very long time, and that's where I draw the line.


[photo credit in linked article, vitriolic video link via Dani Boynton Photography]