July 4, 2016
I still have interest in adding stuff to this blog, no worries if I have any regular readers, but I’ve given up on having a specific theme to every post, which has no doubt been noticed.
Kidding, of course. I just happened to catch sight of a log or something tangled up by the weir in Saskatoon and thought it resembled a sea serpent.
And, via the Daily Mail, reports of a Nessie skeleton.. or is it?
Nessie hunters have been left scratching their heads after a dog walker found what appears to be the remains of the legendary ‘monster’ washed up on a beach.
These grizzly remains were found on the shore of Loch Ness in Scotland, blocked off by police tape.
The scene appears to be a highly elaborate prank by someone who has managed to create a lifelike skeleton frame and organs of the legendary beast, complete with sharp-toothed skull.
Click the link to read more.
June 16, 2016
Friday as far as I’m concerned. No work for me in the morning. Going to see my folks for the weekend and partake in a family auction for my deceased uncle’s farm equipment and household things. Should be interesting to see how many people turn up for it.
Why did the physics teacher break up with the biology teacher? There was no chemistry.
A recent scientific study showed that out of 2,293,618,367 people, 94% are too lazy to actually read that number.
Two years ago I asked the girl of my dreams on a date, today I asked her to marry me. She said no, on both occasions.
(all via short-funny)
June 9, 2016
Or whatever other appendage…
June 6, 2016
Weird Tales Magazine offered up the following What If recently:
You wake up and you are yourself, but nine years old.
You know everything you know now.
What do you do?
Question: have I gone back in time to age nine or I just wake up and am nine?
If it’s back in time to nine, I’d smile knowingly then play my Nutty Numbers record and be more careful with it so it doesn’t get all scratched to hell (although, by age 9 it was probably already past saving). I’d also probably tell my cousin to fuck off and give him the finger if he teases me in any way. Dude was a jackass as a kid… I think his older sisters gave him a lot of flak so he felt compelled to lash out at me as pseudo retaliation. But I don’t really know. This is just my grownup self rationalizing his childhood idiocy. I might not even remember right anymore. I’ve had a script in my head for years and I know memory is fallible in all kinds of interesting ways.
If I just woke up tomorrow and was 9, I’d have to get the Man to call into work for me with some oddball excuse and probably just sit and read all day. Or hunt online for the retro cartoons I loved as a kid. There was no internet (it’s ok to not capitalize internet now, by the way) when I was a kid, but my Saturday TV line up included things like the following:
Hilarious House of Frightenstein:
(Watch the whole first episode! Features Vincent Price if you need incentive!)
Spider Man – the 1960s lovely one with the jazzy tracks I’d love to have a copy
Rocket Robin Hood
Hercules (of the same Rocket Robin era – “Herc! Herc!”)
The little Tales of the Wizard of Oz episodes:
and you get the drift.
Either way, it’d be swell to be nine again, so long as I didn’t have to become an adult again the long way and do the whole acne/puberty crap again.
June 6, 2016
The ambitious LEGO display, which recreates St.Mark’s Basilica and Square, includes more than half a million LEGO pieces. The entire creation is rendered in impressive detail from the Corinthian columns to the pristine white building to the guards in front. Simon was faithful down to the scene’s minutiae, including the safety blockades that keep the masses from the holy leader, quite a few tourists with LEGO cameras (we spotted a nun with a selfie stick!), and even The Pope’s skullcap.
The LEGO Vatican was actually a project Simon had dreamed about since he was in middle school and had made a few, half-hearted attempts in the past. For his most recent and successful venture, Simon began gathering blocks about two years ago and then put his plan into action in honor of The Pope’s visit to Philadelphia.
It’s really cool looking and likely safe from destruction by children, unlike what happened at the LEGO Expo in China a few days ago. Unlucky artist Zhao’s $15,000 Zootopia creation lasted only an hour on display before getting pushed over by a youngster.
When you look at the shape of it, with small feet, long narrow body and big head, it’s easy to see how anyone could have tilted it just a little to off balance it and send it crashing to the floor. Zhao was heartbroken to see it broken but declined compensation from the parents when they apologized. At least he has photos of the finished piece to remember it by.