I really don’t remember why I have this page bookmarked. Honest.
I do know why I have this page bookmarked, but I’m not sayin’. Honest.
A molting grasshopper with a nice soundtrack.
[Strutts News Services – Cleveland] Getting from Pennsylvania to Antarctica takes a while, but steady diligence always works.
Mennonites from around the globe are moving to free rescue vessels trapped in pack ice that threatens to crush the hulls of ships sent to evacuate a bunch of vapid idiots whose intentions were to view and compile data on melting ice during the Antarctica summer. The vapid idiots were successfully evacuated by ice breaking helicopters, and they’re now home safe and sound.
Those who volunteered for the rescue missions, as of this posting, are not, and nobody cares about those brave bastards.
EXCEPT FOR THE AMISH.
[Image found here.]
On May 11-12, 1997, NASA used a specially outfitted Lear Jet to collect thermal data on metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia. Nicknamed “Hot-Lanta” by some of its residents, the city saw daytime air temperatures of only about 26.7 degrees Celsius (80 degrees Fahrenheit) on those days, but some of its surface temperatures soared to 47.8 degrees Celsius (118 degrees Fahrenheit). In this image, blue shows cool temperatures and red shows warm temperatures. Pockets of especially hot temperatures appear in white.
50 degrees Celsius = 120 degrees Fahrenheit = flat roof temperature. The red zone looks to be about 30C = 86F, but these are surface temperatures. The 1997 survey recorded air temperatures of 80 F – exactly the average high temp for May for Atlanta. Cool.
In other words, it’s a peachy image of normal surface temperatures for the city.
[Image via email – 1389AD]
Image found at “A Public Flogging.” We recently added Willzone’s site to our blogroll because it’s almost as good as ours. 😉
Sure it’s simplistic, with the 1949 cartoon stereotypes and all, but that doesn’t make the message wrong. Worth watching.
[Found by danrudy here.]
Koko and Fitz try to change the climate. Fleisher’s “Out of the Inkwell” series was nothing less than bizarre, and this is a good ‘un.
How ’bout some Flo & Eddie. Nobody got the joke, and the Turtles were fairly successful.
Neil Young’s “Powderfinger” was one of my favorites. Never stopped to wonder why.
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