Big Gulls Don’t Cry

[Un-photoshopped image found in here.]

Whale

“This whale had breached a couple of times before this and many times they’ll just keep doing it. I went below deck to shoot from a porthole close to the water line. That’s what gives this amazing perspective of looking up at the whale. Since the boat is closer, it should look bigger, but the whale is huge! If I’d been the fisherman, I’d probably need some new underwear.”

[Images and story found here.]

House Spiders

Marlin Peterson did it (and those are daddy longlegs, aka harvesters, not spiders) on the roof of the Armory at the Seattle Center.

[Found here. More info and a timelapse video here. It’s in Google Maps satellite view, too.]

Thundercycle

When you’ve got a genuine Russian tank engine lying around, how can you resist repurposing it? And really, tanks are so lumbering and oafish, and with the price of gas nowadays… something a little more sleek and maneuverable is obviously called for.

This giant motorcycle took the team of welders and mechanics at the Harzer Bike Schmiede in Zilly, Germany, almost a year to craft. It is 17′-4″ long, and 7′-6″ tall, and weighs four-and-a-half tons. 1.8 tons of that is the tank engine itself. The Guinness Book of World Records has just confirmed it is the heaviest motorcycle ever (though interestingly, there is no mention of the size dimensions breaking any records.) They are still hoping to obtain a special license to actually drive it on the road.

[Image and description found here.]

The .Gif Post No. 563 – Merry Leaping Piglets, Santa Claus Wearing A Pigeon Mask While Sitting On An Ostrich Christmas Tree Decoration & Michael Jordan As Compared To A Giant Cow

[Found here, here and here.]

In A Gadda Da Hot Links

160905-moth

This. Happy Birthday to Everlasting Blört.

Need an area rug with your initials woven into it? Nah, didn’t think so.

Fungus anthropormorphus.

From Wikipedia:

…Got a black cat bone
got a mojo too,
I got John the Conqueror root,
I’m gonna mess with you…

—”Hoochie Coochie Man,” Muddy Waters

Mr. T Costume Win/Fail.

Wolverine.

According to her mother, her Great Grandfather had a very long tongue, too.

“In 2009, it was named the 24th-greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1. It is also often regarded as an influence on heavy metal music and being one of the firsts of the genre.”

Guess the song before you click here.

[Top image: Mr. Cecropia showed up on our kitchen window screen recently. For scale, each square is 1/16th of an inch.]

 

 

The .Gif Friday Post No.168 – Catzilla, Mother Goose & Stalker

[Found here, here and here.]

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