Sulcata Rotata Blossoms

Close up image below the break shows a large home-grown specimen. More about these wonders of nature here.
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The Tortoise of Love

[Image found here. Click on the image for a bonus love song. If that doesn’t do it for you, click here.]

Casa De La Tortuga, aka Мэлхий зоогийн газар

I searched for the location, and it turns out to be in the Gobi Desert in Monglolia. A Reddit commenter added this:

“Its not a house, but a restaurant by the Flaming Cliffs/Dinosaur fossil site in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia. It’s not as big as it looks, and this pic is quite old. It’s a bit dilapidated now. 44°10’31.54″N 103°41’49.39″E

No GoogleMaps Street View – there ain’t no streets.

[Image found here.]

Testudinoidealistic Hot Links

Tortoise above the Venetian Lagoon 1555 Melchior Lorck

Occasionally I google three random words just to see what turns up. “John headlight insect” produced this, and I’m going to try it tomorrow.

How to change a lightbulb.

A Fallen TearThe El Dorados [1956 Vee-Jay Records].

A Fallen TearThe Marcels [1961 Colpix Records].

Goetta.

Beep … beep …  beep … THIS equipment is evil.

The Chalk Police have been summoned.

Look out, Cannes. Look out Oscars. There’s an old kid in town.

[Top image from hereMelchoir Lorck‘s “Tortoise above the Venetian Lagoon” 1555].

 

 

Saturday Matinee – Not For The Squeamish.


When a giant tortoise attacks. Warning – Not for the squeamish.


Building demolition time lapse. Warning – Not for the squeamish.


Routine traffic stop goes bad. Warning – not for the squeamish.


Cup stacking otter. Warning – Not for the squeamish. [via Jonco.]


Great compilation of pranks from around the world.
WARNING – DEFINITELY NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH.

Eventually we’ll get around to posting vids just for The Squeamish, but until then, have a great weekend folks. See you back here tomorrow, assuming you’re not squeamish.

A Tortoise in Paris

This is Beyond the Valley of Awesome, 26 Gigapixels worth.

That’s a panoramic view of Paris above,  the Eiffel Tower is on the horizon at far left. The black donut in middle left is where we’re going. I didn’t believe it at first, until I zoomed in. Below are screen shots from the same image.

We zoom in a little, the Eiffel Tower is still there, skewed by the lens.

Ignore the yellow “I’s” here. On the website linked above you can use them to click for zoomed images of historical sites.

That image by itself would be worth copying and framing, IMO.

The orange dealies scattered around are clay chimney pots, vents for the flats below.

It’s likely the tortoise was photoshopped in as a prank/copyright by the professional zoomers since there is no barrier to keep it from falling off of the sheet metal roof, but I don’t care… the photo detail is still awesome. After all, look where we came from:

[Link found here. Zoom Archive here.]

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