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?

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


[via Kipp, good catch sir]