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Posts Tagged ‘Big’

The .Gif Friday Post No. 594 – A Fear Of Snakes, A Super Hooper & A Lack Of Logic Puzzle

Friday, 19 July 2019

[Found here, here and here.]

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No r Egrets

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Two big birds showed up on our neighbor’s roof yesterday morning.

A Dog With Big Black Fuzzy Tumors

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Dog Tumors

Okay, those aren’t tumors, but I stole the image, accidentally set Contrast to 11, and now it’s completely awesome. You’re welcome.

[Original image found here.]

Welcome To The Doll House

Monday, 20 May 2013

Welcome To The Doll House

Oddly disturbing on many levels. [Found here.]

A ±90 Foot Drop – Full Version

Thursday, 10 November 2011

“Waves are not measured in feet and inches, they are measured in increments of fear.” Buzzy Trent

Surfing is nothing but controlled falling in moving water, but this is a jaw dropper. Garrett McNamara is a professional big wave surfer who travels a world wide circuit, and on this particular outing off the shores of Portugal, he caught a rogue wave, estimated to be 90 feet tall at the crest. Here’s another take:

Garrett McNamara caught a monstrous wave Tuesday off Nazaré in Portugal, but did the wave face measure anywhere close to 90 feet, as a witness in the surfer’s group implied and as news reports suggested? Is it the largest wave ever ridden, as stated in the headline of a news release issued after the epic tow-surfing session?

Both points are debatable based on footage provided by McNamara to GrindTv.com, for its Tuesday afternoon post on the surfer’s incredible ride.

It was, without doubt, an amazing performance by the big-wave surfing icon from Hawaii. The wave face, however, does not appear to measure 90 feet. It’s worth noting, though, that footage captured from up high or far away, as was mostly the case here (there is some helmet-cam footage), can be misleading.

According to the folks who were there:

McNamara, a big-wave surfing icon from Hawaii, was riding large waves with Andrew Cotton and Al Mennie when three gigantic waves appeared on the outside. Cotton used a personal watercraft to tow McNamara onto the massive shoulder of one of those rogue waves. Mennie was siting in the channel on another vessel, acting as lifeguard, and described the event: “Everything seemed to be perfect, the weather, the waves. Both Cotty and I rode two big ones in the 60-foot-plus range and then when Garrett got on the rope a wave, maybe 30 feet bigger, came out of the canyon.

A fifteen-foot tall wall of water intimidates many surfers, but the guys who get the most credit are those running the towing operation on huge offshore breaks. They time the swells, estimate the breaks, and after dropping their cargo of brass balls off of a multi-story tower of water, manage to escape with their lives.

Fortunately, most of us don’t deal with that kind of awe-inspiring death-defying thrill-seeking bravado because we can be internet dare-devils instead.

[Crossposted here.]

Quarter Horses

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Dollar horses are 4oo% bigger.

[Found here.]

More Teeth

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

[From here.]

The Fridge Meets Aluminum Man at Big Ass Fans’ Booth

Monday, 7 July 2008

Yep, Big Ass Fans is a real company, and William “Refrigerator” Perry is their spokesperson.  What perks.  Gets to meet “Aluminum Man” and stuff. Good God am I envious.


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