Humming Brrrr

“On Jan. 27, 2021, water melted off of Tammy Shriver’s rooftop in Bangor, dripped onto the tree branches below, then refroze in the shape of a hummingbird.”

“A little bit of sunshine that day melted the hummingbird somewhat, transforming it into a different bird.”

[Story here, h/t Pam M.]

My WebEx Meeting Notes 22 November 2021 – 12 January 2022

9AM daily. Pen on paper, 8-1/2 x 11, approx. 3 square inches per day.

I’m really not schizophrenic, and neither am I. We just like to doodle.

You Are Here. Or Not.

Uranium Atom’s Tightly Clustered Core Is the Main Source of Atomic Energy
Shown in Boston’s Museum of Science, this model depicts radioactive uranium 235, whose nucleus contains 92 protons and 143 neutrons. Nonfissionable uranium 238 carries three additional neutrons. Both are isotopes, or variants, of Nature’s heaviest element. Balls bunched in the center represent the protons and neutrons, which are mysteriously bound together by atomic energy’s terrific force. Splitting of the nucleus releases energy far greater than that of any chemical reaction. Wire-strung balls swinging like planets around a sun represent uranium’s 92 electrons. Hydrogen, in contrast, has one. True scale would place the outermost electrons 3,000 from the center.

[Image ca. 1954, with caption, found here via here.]

1955 Tighty Whities

“In 1955, Jockey Briefs ran an ad campaign featuring young boys shoving guns into their underwear.  The image on the left is via vintageskivvies.com, who says that it ran in Woman’s Home Companion; the one on the right is from eBay.” Posted By: Alex – Sun Oct 13, 2013

I spotted the ad on the left somewhere recently, thought it had to be a photoshop due to recent events. Nope. It’s legit, and there were no riots at Kenosha Elementary on that day.

[Images and caption found here. The link in the caption is dead, but I left it as I found it.]

Gummy Bear Genetics

In 1922, Hans Riegel Sr. of Bonn, Germany, studied the reproductive methods of die Gummibärchen in 1922 and bred numerous varieties. Gregor Mendel would be proud.

[Found here.]

Lafuente’s Bunkhouse

Julio Lafuente was a Spanish architect who worked mainly in Italy. This is a summer cabin he built with structural engineer Gaetano Rebecchini on Capocotta Beach near Rome in 1965.

[Found here, caption from here.]

Wilder Mann – Pagan Christmastime monsters

“In 2010 the French photographer began traveling to rural farming villages in over a dozen European countries to document people, pictured mostly alone, out in the wilderness, wearing homemade costumes used in celebratory events marking the solstices, the harvest and coming of winter—calendar dates that, after millennia and the ‘civilizing’ of Pagan populations, eventually mutated into Christmas and Easter. The costumes referencing human/animal hybrids are cobbled-together, yet visually astounding.”
Traditional European Christmastime monsters photographed by Charles Fréger. Other images found here, caption from here.

Media Bias

How the Story is Presented

What Really Happened

Images reposted from here and here for  commentary on news media’s frequent use of Lying By Omission only, and has nothing to do with the conflict between Antinous and his attack on Odysseus.

Top image (uncolored) found here, with story: Continue reading “Media Bias”

My WebEx Meeting Notes 11 October – 19 November 2021

9AM daily. Pen on paper, 8-1/2 x 11, 3.34 square inches per day.

Finally got some work. I can breath again.

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