Thursday, May 17, 2018

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mother's Day



If you're lucky enough to have a Mom, give her her a big hug today.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Selective News



This article from the American Thinker highlights several recent important stories that are mostly ignored by the MSM. Here are some:

Big News That The MSM Downplays And Ignores

There.

Don't you feel better getting the whole story? I do.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Living Dinos



In keepng with the shoe theme, I bring you the Shoebilled Stork, (Balaeniceps rex), a living dinosaur.

It can achieve a height of 60" and a wingspan of 7'7" - 8'6", and justifiably scares some people.

The Shoebill: Or, The Most Terrifying Bird In The World

Then there's the death stare:



Dinosaurs ruled the world once, are they planning to do it again?

Monday, May 07, 2018

Diplomatic Misstep



JAPANESE DIPLOMATS APPALLED BY OFFENSIVE DESSERT AT ABE-NETANYAHU DINNER

I don't think the Israelis meant to offend the Japanese, but I do find dessert served in a shoe to be quite an odd event.

Sunday, May 06, 2018

Biohacking



From 2017:

Josiah Zayner: ‘I want to help humans genetically modify themselves’

The DIY DNA kits utilize a technique that involves an enzyme complex known as CRISPR/Cas9, found in many bacteria. CRISPR (short for "clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats"), is a short, repeated sequence of RNA that matches the genetic sequence the researcher wants to modify. It works in concert with Cas9, an enzyme that cuts DNA like a pair of molecular scissors.

From 2018:

If that wasn't bad enough, Professor George Church, of Harvard University, who pioneered the use of the CRISPR technique, said it would be possible for criminals to use the technique to disappear from forensic databases or evade detection.

Criminals could alter their DNA to evade justice with new genetic editing tools

It could undermine DNA as a tool of crime detection completely or, at the very least, make its use as flimsy as a lie detector. The implications are sobering.

Now you think of the sequelae of your work?


Saturday, May 05, 2018

Drinko De Mayo



I think Cinco De Mayo is just an excuse for Americans to drink prodigious amounts of tequila.

*hiccip*



[The BLOG editorial note: Some of you might remember this photo from 2016. And yes, the sombrero did belong to daughter #1.]

Friday, May 04, 2018

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Kofte Balls



Swedish Meatballs Are Actually Turkish, Sweden Says

FTA: The country's official Twitter account tweeted: “Swedish meatballs are actually based on a recipe King Charles XII brought home from Turkey in the early 18th century and known as Kofte."

One Swede tweeted that his whole life has been a lie.

Oh, the humanity.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

The Beautiful Shoshin



You saw her in the sunbeams that she loves so much, but here she is in her full glory.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Cat Blog Friday



For this Cat Blog Friday...

... our own cat, Shoshin, who is always chasing the sunbeams... when she's not working as my assistant.

Happy Friday, everybody!

Guilty X 3



Wow...

Bill Cosby Guilty In Sexual-assault Trial, Lashes Out At DA

I never thought they'd convict. It's hard to read a jury.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Comrade Obama



Obama Jets Off To Legitimize South Africa's Zimbabwifying Regime

FTA: "Now, Mr. Obama is inaugurating his most significant international project as an ex-president, with an announcement on Monday that the Obama Foundation plans to convene 200 young people this July in Johannesburg for five days of meetings, workshops and technical training."

More community organizers in South Africa only means a faster route towards weeds and hunger.

Friday, April 20, 2018

BB8 Cat Blog Friday



For this Cat Blog Friday...

... kittens being thwarted by a BB8 droid. They had just gotten used to R2D2 when the next generation droid came along and they don't know what to make of it.

:)

Happy Friday, everybody!


1.New directions ____________ are new__on the GPS___________.
2.I love to ___eat ice cream______________on the __swing________________.
3.When I was a child, I loved to play _dodge ball_____________________.
4.One _less egg to scramble_and _________________, I _survived____

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Barbara Bush 1925 - 2018



"I'll be looking down so behave yourselves."

Yes m'am.

R.I.P. Barbara (she'd get on your case if you called her anything else)

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Trash Island



In 2015, Jennifer Lavers, a researcher at the University of Tasmania, traveled to Henderson Island, which lies halfway between New Zealand and South America, in an effort to document the extent of plastics pollution.

Alarming Photos Of The Uninhabited Island That's Home To 37 million Pieces Of Trash

A chilling reminder to dispose of your trash properly.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

March FOR Science



Another Tom Steyer, Left Wing-Funded Group Gathers On The National Mall: March For Science Redux

"Another march took place in downtown Washington, D.C. on Saturday – this one featuring anti-faith, pro-climate change, pro-LGBT activists, unions, and other left-wing, anti-Trump groups carrying signs and posters to advance the cause of science."


Darn, I missed it. [sarcasm off]


Friday, April 13, 2018

Cat Blog Friday [the 13th]



For this Cat Blog Friday which happens to fall on the 13th ...

... what better than a black cat who is making sure his nails are sharp before his meeting with the despicable James Comey.

Happy Friday everybody!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Sloth Nebula



Blog buddy, Kid, likes to post astronomical pics on his site Diary Of A Right Wing Pussycat . His latest The Witches Broom Nebula made me think of one of my favorite nebulae ...

;)