July 25, 2014

THE BAD NEWS IS, THEY EAT PEOPLE

In Alaska, wood frogs freeze for seven months, thaw and hop away

(Thanks to Focalpoint)

Posted by Dave on July 25, 2014 at 11:43 AM
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FRANCE ON HIGHEST ALERT

Russians lose control of gecko sex satellite

(Thanks to Jeff from Pittsburgh and Warren Anderson)

Posted by Dave on July 25, 2014 at 11:36 AM
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BULLETIN BULLETIN BULLETIN

Moose Spit is Antifungal

(Thanks to Bart)

We saw Moose Spit and the Antifungals open for the Monkees.

Posted by Dave on July 25, 2014 at 11:34 AM
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July 24, 2014

SPEAKING OF HISTORIC THINGS IN IDAHO

Here's Ridley with his truck:

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Posted by Dave on July 24, 2014 at 05:03 PM
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OK, I CAN DIE NOW

In the picture below, I'm in a very nice house near Sun Valley, Idaho, holding a Gibson guitar. This guitar currently belongs to a friend of the fellow on the right, my old friend Josh Kelly, a wonderful guy and terrific musician who, out of the goodness of his heart, routinely risks his reputation by serving as drummer for the Rock Bottom Remainders.

The previous owner of the guitar was...

OK, I'll tell you after you look at the picture:

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This guitar used to belong to John Lennon.

By the way, the red-white-and-blue guitar on the stand behind me used to belong to Buck Owens.

I don't know what these guitars are worth. Probably less, now that I have touched them. But still.

Posted by Dave on July 24, 2014 at 04:32 PM
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THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Ten years ago today was the meeting that led to the first BlogWedding and (eventually) the first BlogBaby. (No, not Dave and Ridley. NTTAWTT.)

Aprille and mikey

Posted by judi on July 24, 2014 at 11:20 AM
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SCIENCE

Researchers in the Department of Urology at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands pooled and analyzed eleven studies comparing the effects of sitting versus standing on three key "urodynamic parameters": maximum flow rate, voiding time (the time that it takes to pee), and post-void residual volume (the amount of urine remaining in the bladder).

(Thanks to Jay Brandes)

Posted by Dave on July 24, 2014 at 09:44 AM
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WHOA

Americans like Jar Jar Binks more than Congress

(Thanks to Roberto)

Posted by Dave on July 24, 2014 at 09:42 AM
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NAME THAT STATE!

Thieves in undies steal cookout fixins from restaurant

(Thanks to Ralph)

Posted by Dave on July 24, 2014 at 09:41 AM
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GO BEYOND LAWN FLAMINGOS

Giant ketchup bottle up for sale in southern Illinois

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(Thanks to Jon Harris)

Posted by Dave on July 24, 2014 at 09:39 AM
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IT WAS ASKING FOR IT

The man — who appears to be intoxicated — can be seen ducking, diving and punching the temporary bus stop in North London.

(Thanks to Jeff Meyerson)

Posted by Dave on July 24, 2014 at 09:36 AM
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July 23, 2014

BEAVERS

Trying to get inside.

(Thanks to Craig Roberts, Woozy Barnes and Rich Steurer)

Posted by judi on July 23, 2014 at 03:49 PM
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PEOPLE WHO KNIT

Arguably, the craziest people on the internet, unless there's some unknown not-crazy thing about knitting toilet paper.

(Thanks to Cindy K., who claims to recognize "when to stop" and then offers to knit one of these for The Blog)

Posted by judi on July 23, 2014 at 03:46 PM
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SPEAKING OF JESUS

A Florida driver's license is on its way heavenward.

(
Thanks to Bill Hudgins, who'd better make room in the handbasket for Peter Metrinko, who sent us the following...)

Jesus tweet

Posted by judi on July 23, 2014 at 03:37 PM
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OR KENNY ROGERS

'God' seen in photograph of clouds over Norfolk - but it could be Sean Connery or Karl Marx

(Thanks to Ralph)

Posted by Dave on July 23, 2014 at 10:48 AM
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ALL PART OF THEIR EVIL PLAN FOR WORLD DOMINATION

Prince Charles given toy squirrel as birthday present for George

(Thanks to ubetcha)

Posted by Dave on July 23, 2014 at 10:46 AM
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THERE IS NO ALERT LEVEL HIGH ENOUGH

British inventor builds giant 'fart machine' to fire at France

(Thanks to Andy the TropicHunt.com Guy, Richard, and David Emery) 

 

Posted by Dave on July 23, 2014 at 10:36 AM
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July 22, 2014

TRADITION

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Posted by Dave on July 22, 2014 at 07:03 PM
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AND HE IS EXCITED 'TO THE VERY CORE'

According to the Guinness World Records, Lee Weir's 41 Homer tattoos are now verified for the "most tattoos of the same cartoon character tattooed on the body."

(Thanks to Jon Harris)

Posted by Dave on July 22, 2014 at 06:44 PM
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IT HAS COACH AND BUSINESS CLASS

World's largest aquatic insect specimen found in China

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(Thanks to John Gregg and Bill Hudgins)

Posted by Dave on July 22, 2014 at 06:39 PM
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