“Henry was a hard man of the rarest kind. There’s a superficial toughness a lot of men like to portray – all strut and swagger and aggression; men holding ugly masks up to conceal their fear. And then there’s the serene equanimity that radiated from Henry: a steadfast, resolute solidity that came not from fear but from love, from a positive human spirt, and from a heart that shone. – Henry usually signed off his messages with a single word. – Onward.” –
Henry Worsely (1960-2016)
[Image & story found here, quote found here.]
[ Unmorphed Lucas found here. Unmodified penguin .gif from here. Wave from here.]
Robert Crumb is the greatest cartoonist as far as you know.
Classic rock hits on piano here, here, here, here and here. Click on each, one at a time, and look away quickly. See how long it takes you to recobanize ’em. (I posted this one yesterday.)
Speaking of classic rock, David Lee Roth did something here.
YAY! Leech Farm!
Scary Baby. The title sums it up.
Raindrops. Kind of hypnotic.
Excellent photos from an Antarctic cruise.
Early Saturday Morning TV ca. 1966.
For those of you who peruse and/or participate in discussion blogs, especially tempermental ones, check out the Flame Warriors Home.
Molecule of the Month for January 2010: Green Fluorescent Protein – A molecular tag that can be inserted into genes to make animals and plants glow green.
Put fuldkommen gak into google translate.
The Best Things On the Internet 2009 according to Buzzfeed [via].
Google the word “why” and see what pops up in the autocomplete box. More fun google tricks here.
Fun Fart Facts. Here’s the link you asked for, Danny.
Fingerbutts from around the world.
“Now those of you will notice the bloody mess on Jenny’s back and that is the most important part of the ritual that will give her wings.” Read more here.
“I’d like to see a calculation to show how long it would take for its miles-thick icepack to melt at 33 degrees F. Sea level increases wouldn’t matter because if you weren’t living closer to the poles you’d be dealing with 150-200 degree temperatures on the surface. I hear it’s gonna happen in five years or so.”
–Bunk Strutts, 20 October 2009.
Folks, this post was sitting around for a while, and I was about to delete it except for recent events regarding the AGW hoax debates. If you haven’t been following, here are some links to bring you up to speed.
Soylent Green’s cbullitt posted the error data cluster from the AGW folks at East Anglia University’s world renowned Climate Research Unit. (BTW, thanks for the hat tip cbull.)
The UK Telegraph chimes in on “Climategate.”
AJStrata has been debunking (gawd I hate that word) AGW for some time now.
Chris Horner of Watts Up With That has filed three NOIs:
“Today, on behalf of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, I filed three Notices of Intent to File Suit against NASA and its Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), for those bodies’ refusal – for nearly three years – to provide documents requested under the Freedom of Information Act.”
Iowahawk dissects the situation. Don’t miss this one.
Even CBS (!?) seems to have gotten the story right. Lookee here.
AND IT’S ALL JUST IN TIME FOR COPENHAGEN! YAY!
[Image found here. Related post here. And here’s our Cache of Related AWG Snark. Let’s make Greenland green again!]
Marysville, Antarctica (Strutts News Services) – United Nations Armed Forces, operating on classified intelligence, captured and detained about two dozen Al-Qaida operatives in New Basra, Antarctica, on Thursday.
United Nations Lance Corporal Lannie Foosers stated, “They were very skittish as we approached, and it was very unusual to find them in uniform. It was apparent that they were training for something big.”
Foosers reported that they surrendered noisily. “Sit down and shut yer fish holes!” he ordered. “I don’t wanna hear another peep out of you!”
In defiance, the detainees responded loudly and in unison, “PEEEEP!” and were immediately released upon their own recognizance. Thanks, UN!
[Image from somwhere deep in here, and yes, I realize that those are not UN Uniforms. All in fun. Tip ‘o the Tarboosh to osage who asked for more penguin pix.]