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June 16, 2020

TUESDAY OPEN THREAD

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FOR THAT KIND OF MONEY YOU'D THINK IT WOULD AT LEAST HAVE A HEAD

Boston Dynamics' robot dog is now on sale for $74,500

(Thanks to Mr. Ridley Pearson)

AS PRACTICAL AS IT IS ATTRACTIVE

...Ultimate Hummingbird Helmet, a hard hat modified with seven full-size hummingbird feeders dangling from its protruding rods

(Thanks to John Lobert, who says "PLEASE don't tell him the lockdown is over")

THOSE BASTARDS

Ransomware attack compromises Australian beer supply

(Thanks to ST Murray)

FAREWELL, STUD

Diego, the Galápagos tortoise with a species-saving sex drive, retires

(Thanks to Jay Brandes)

ALSO A ‘BLOODY PIG FACE HALLOWEEN MASK’

Six former eBay Inc. employees have been charged with waging an extensive campaign to terrorize and intimidate the editor and publisher of an online newsletter with threats and disturbing deliveries to their home, including live spiders and cockroaches, federal authorities said Monday.

(Thanks to Asher Scheiner)

TO BOLDLY GO

The Space Station Is Getting a New Toilet

(Thanks to Suzie Q Wacvet)

MEANWHILE DOWN UNDER

New Zealand government deploys nude 'porn actors' in web safety ad

(Thanks to Rod Nunley, who notes that “New Zealand DID eradicate COVID”)

A GREAT DAY FOR AMERICA AND THE WORLD AND OF COURSE FLORENCE, OREGON

Yes, There Is Now an Exploding Whale Park in Florence, Oregon Coast

(Thanks to Rob Lindsay, who suggests that this blog might want to attend a memorial service in Florence and “lay a wreath on the beach, in memory of the exploding whale.”)

 
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