Tag Archives: Humour

Graceful Grafting

I started reading The Introduction to Graceful Labeling…If it says ‘introduction’ one should be okay, no? All I remember now is that caterpillars, and some lobsters, are graceful, but butterflies are not. It seems counter-intuitive. Intuition doesn’t care. h/t: Graceful … Continue reading

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Finger-licking Figgy Duff

9 Oh excellent figgy duff! Bonus, from the book shelf at the inn: Food for thought: Newfoundland children’s books. Consider this: Economic nutrition! I leave the island, well-fed and inspired in so many ways.  h/t: Growing ‘Fat-Earther’ Movement Believes Planet … Continue reading

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Screech

From crooked (branch) to screech (owl) via this lovely picture, which has both! (Via Flickr, from p. 346 of “Bird Lore”, A FINE LINE OF SCREECH OWLS Photographed by Dr. W. H. Rowland. The photograph here shown was taken May … Continue reading

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Gladius, my dear Swordfish!

Prompt: sword (or gladius). Meet the swordfish! They have very cute small fry. But shouldn’t you rather wear them  than eat them? One salient fact: they cannot stop swimming, or they’ll die. h/t: BBC – Earth – The one thing everyone knows … Continue reading

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The Longing of the Barnacle

 Today’s theme is ‘long‘. We are in the middle of the Nobel Prizes for this year. Something that took a long time: the direct detection of gravitational waves / wrinkles in time.  Two black holes that produced some collided a … Continue reading

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Upping the Ante

Paraphrasing Einstein: For this resin mastery demands all of an ant. (Or did Engels have it? Everything must justify its existence before the judgement seat of Resin, or give up its existence!) h/t: Dunlop JA, Kontschán J, Walter DE, Perrichot V. … Continue reading

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Fall Anxieties

These dread dark dawns I do not like. A spur of the moment thought: how do chicken knees work? Fins to Feet has a nice blog post on that. Also, it’s more fun being a private than a colonel. Maybe … Continue reading

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Extinct Tastes

H/T: Fossilized poo reveals that vegetarian dinosaurs had a taste for crabs : Nature News via Blogger http://ift.tt/2xA1U2u

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Bespoke

H/T: The New Yorker Said No via Blogger http://ift.tt/2hq697d

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Sympathy for the Sturgeon

Sturgeon: it’s a fish. Fine, it’s also a design. The perfect design to help you sidestep the anthropogenic Allee effect, in fact! via Blogger http://ift.tt/2wFL1o2

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