Entries from October 2012

Puggle! Puggle! Puggle!

Echidna Puggle at Taronga Zoo Curtsy: io9, after the video, click through for the punchline.

Categories: Science and Nature

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCXC

I love Zara Phillips, really I do, and not in a ridiculous “Zomg she’s nearly a princess!” sort of way, but in a “Gosh she’s cool, and so talented, and so nice seeming, and just like a real person,” but still, this is really, really funny. From a tweet, which said: This Guardian picture caption […]

Categories: Sports and Leisure

Lightning!

It’s raining here (finally!) and it looks like it’ll rain all week (and good lord we need it!), so this is kind of timely (even if there isn’t actually any chance of thunder here): Video of a lightning strike, one tenth of a second in real time drawn out to 33 seconds of video. Lightning […]

Categories: Science and Nature

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLXXXIX

Eton Style (Gangnam Style Parody) – (강남스타일)

Categories: Entertainment

Politics, Libya, Politics, Blurgh

NRO – Mark Steyn: Who’s ‘Politicizing’ Benghazi? It was Obama who chose to blame a national humiliation on an obscure YouTube video. And he doesn’t even have to mention Vegas. RTWT.

Categories: Politics

Congratulations, EU!

The European Union has won the Nobel Prize! Hurrah! Now, I was under the impression that, since the awards from the Nobel Committee can’t be awarded posthumously, then it must necessarily therefore go to an actual, upright person, but I suppose if you only count living citizens of the European Experiment, it still works, sort […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

A 40 Year History of Wedding Dresses

This is really interest. Mostly because it proves that the obligatory cupcake-and-chiffon dress wasn’t a Thing for (shall we say) post-virginal brides until, yup, the 1990s. I actually like dresses 2, 3, and 4 the best (the first one is lovely but if it’s done by a studio’s costume designer I don’t think it particularly […]

Categories: Entertainment

So Here’s What An Underwater Atomic Bomb Explosion Looks Like

I’d like to see what the ship looked like (or where it went) after the wave settled. Curtsy: xkcd’s What If? blog (in which he explores the repercussions of exploding a nuke in the Marianas Trench).

Categories: Science and Nature

Since They Made Rummy Cry

I await the relentless torrent of media accusations that Obama doesn’t care about Our Fallen Heroes™. Gateway Pundit – Obama Honored Fallen SEALs By Sending Their Parents a Form Letter Signed By Electric Pen

Categories: War and Peace

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLXXXVIII

This is way back from last month, but I’m catching up on my blogs today: CDR Salamander – Sunday Funnies: Non-Synergistic Procrastination and Post Hysterical Response Diagram

Categories: Business & Media

Friday Crash Test Blogging

Kitten crash test: Curtsy: Vanderleun

Categories: Catblogging

Trains! XXIV

Wheat & Weeds – Trains! Sigh, think what the world would look like if we still got around by train. We live right next to the little downtown of the little town we live in and running along side us and it is a 4 lane road (quite lovely, at least) which was paved over […]

Categories: History