Month: February 2013
Takes A Lot Of Practice
[Image found here; book by Baratunde Thurston is available here.]
A Cloak of Many Colors
That’s NHL coach and CBC sports commentator Don Cherry.
A Moon Full
Posted by: qwertymkonji
Maybe this is related to the sun spot solar cycle? Maybe different magnitudes of “disturbance” (ala torsion field effect and electromagnetism) have something to do with it as well.
Posted by: Jenny
my cat has been acting weird and I looked at the sky and saw that it was a full moon so I looked this up And read that they could get hurt.
First he was at the door meowing so I let him out I thought it was a animal but there was no animal near.He is still at the door meowing five min. later And he bit me but he hasn’t bit me in two years.
Posted by: Amy
My dog was acting crazy last night…really hyperactive.
I checked today and it was a full moon last night, then I looked this up.
I will certainly keep an eye on him now around the time of a full moon as he has epilepsy and I dont want him to do anything that could trigger a fit.
Posted by: Irene
God,I was walking my dog,and we sat ’cause i really really wanted to watch the moon(have some kind of addict) ,and my dog suddenly turned around to the moon(it’s full moon)..His eyes started to sparkle,and the thing that freaked the sh*t out of me – he started to nod to the moon . After that he was looking at me strange..
I do not understand.That have never happened before.
[Image with comments posted verbatim from here.]
Vintage Vehicles 1-9
Saturday Matinee – Iguana Love, Mantis Love, Don Shaffer & Elizabeth Cotten
Henry Lizardlover, born March 27, 1954 as Henry Schifberg, is a herpetoculturist, writer, and photographer who has lived with as many as 60 lizards in his home.
Iguana love [via].
Mantis love [via].
Don Shaffer was the inspiration behind Radar O’Reilly, a character in the popular novel, movie and TV series “M*A*S*H.” It disturbs me how Hollywood co-opts and distorts the true contributions of people of merit and presents them as caricatures, as they did with Shaffer, Joe Rochefort, Adrian Cronauer, and many others.
Elizabeth Cotten had an interesting self-taught finger picking style that’s difficult to play – unless it’s played left handed on a right-handed guitar (and yes, her last name is spelled “Cotten”).
90 years old, she was still pickin’.
Playing guitar was tough enough for a lefty like me. I was never proficient on guitar or bass, and could never hold a pick; however, I knew some fakes enough to fool some folks. Learning on a re-strung guitar is probably a worse handicap for a southpaw than just flipping it over and keeping the standard tuning. That way, if there’s a guitar handy, you just pick it up and blow the right-handers away (like Jimi Hendrix did).
Wish I’d figured it out way back when. Coulda, shoulda, woulda, all on the Saturday Matinee. Have a great weekend, folks.
The Friday .Gif Post No.268 – Ape Ape, Beauty & Beasts
Reminds me of playing “fetch” with my dog when I was a kid. Throw a snowball into a drift and watch the funny happen.
Assembly instructions not included.
Cute Baby Giraffe
Camelopardus striata albus struttsensia.