[Image from unknown source, sent via email by Bunkanne.]
Chicken Stuff, Hop Wilson & His Chickens (1958) Harding Wilson (1921-1975) got his nickname from playing harmonica a lot as a kid – harp is pronounced hop in Texan. (Chicken stuff goes by another name there, too.) Pop Hop’s steel slide style influenced many other bluesmen.
R.I.P El Risitas 1956-2021.
The Pillow (a short horror movie).
“It’s not clear how the turtle became airborne.”
His parents really named him Dylan Shakespeare Robinson?!
One of the worst man-made catastrophes in history happened 35 years ago on 26 April 1986.
[Top image: Cicadaman, spotted recently by Amy D.]
Thank God humans don’t molt.
[Found in here.]
My sisters used to do that, too. [Found here.]
I snagged this emerging cicada .gif from FinPeng months ago. I met the cicadas again while I was out of town. They haven’t changed. I love ’em. The ones I saw were black with little red beady eyes, and their wings were black, not green like this one’s. Maybe they darken up later.
The cicada is the insect with the longest known lifespan; 17 years is the record, with all but a few days of it’s life spent underground as grubs. Then they emerge from the ground, crawl up something convenient, and shed their shells. Then they just screw around for a coupla weeks and make a lot of noise. They don’t eat during this mating frenzy. Then the females lay eggs in the trees, and die undignified deaths along with their mates. The eggs hatch and the larva drop to the ground in shame where they burrow in for another 17 years.