One Of My Very Own
The other day I posted this image and said I didn't know what it was.
Then I ran across this gif that was too large to load.
Guys slide a walkway of a thing out over the crumbled ice.
Then one of them walks to the end and snags the ship's ladder as it streams past.
I'm assuming he's a pilot to steer the ship in the correct lane.
Anyway, at the end of the clip, it showed the cargo ship leaving an ice-free trail, which is what that first image also showed.
THE HUMAN COLLECTIVE
The tool maker
I think an opposable thumb had a lot to do with our unique advancement. What good is a tool if you can't wield and control it?
Schools Are Removing Analogue Clocks From Exam Halls As Teenagers 'Cannot Tell The Time.'
Today's young people are used to seeing a digital representation of time on their phone, on their computer. Nearly everything they’ve got is digital so youngsters are just exposed to time being given digitally everywhere.
Remove the fucking clocks! Reading a clock face just isn't necessary - like cursive writing. Education should be leading edge, NOT trailing edge.
I am a visual person, however, and I like the old fashion clocks. Somehow I can see the size of the chunk of time I have to do something and it helps me. But that's just me, not every child in America.
This is driving me insane.
And now this...
Have we seriously gone collectively insane?!?!
They should be innately frightened. They have overcome their prime directive fear of heights through sheer strength of will. And I find that interesting.
Well, every creature without night vision should be. We can't detect approaching predators or other threats, which I would assume is cause for concern.
A child's skull, it shows their baby teeth with the adult teeth above it.
Basically what nightmares are made of.
World's first total penile & scrotal transplant.
On March 26, 2018, a team of nine plastic surgeons and two urological surgeons at Johns Hopkins Medicine performed the world’s first total penile and scrotum transplant. In a 14-hour surgery, the entire penis, scrotum (without testicles) and the partial abdominal wall of a deceased donor was transplanted to a veteran wounded in Afghanistan.
"In addition to being able to pee with the new penis, the patient should eventually be able to produce a spontaneous erection and achieve orgasm. The donor’s testes weren’t transplanted for ethical reasons; the doctors thought it might be possible for the recipient to father children who would be genetically related to the donor, something not allowed by medical guidelines.*
During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, around 1,300 US servicemen sustained “genitourinary” injuries, of which 31 percent involved injuries to the penis, according to the US Department of Defense. It’s still early days, but this latest medical breakthrough finally offers some hope."
*I'll just be damned. I had no idea.
Question: Do you think the man got to choose from several..."models", as it were?
This Recently Discovered Fifth-Century Massacre in Sweden seems right out of Game of Thrones.
They just killed every man, woman, and child in the village and didn't even take their jewelry or sack the town. I found this fascinating:
Just another reason not to fly.
If really good-looking people are "eye candy" I guess that puts me somewhere around the "eye broccoli" category.
The Gaia observatory has released a second swathe of data as it assembles the most precise map of the sky.
The European Space Agency telescope has now plotted the position and brightness of nearly 1.7 billion stars. It also has information on the distance, motion, and color of 1.3 billion of these objects.
Gaia's "book of the heavens" will not be complete until the 2020s, but when it is the map will underpin astronomy for decades to come.
Dust, stars, and cosmic rays swirling around Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, captured by the Rosetta probe. Remember the Rosetta mission? This is what it looks like to BE ON A COMET!
Somebody flipped the image for reasons I can't discern.
But when you think about it, it doesn't matter as there is no "up" or "down" in space.
Scientists have detected a cosmic "pileup" of galaxies.
Can Jesus microwave a burrito so hot that he himself cannot eat it?
God I love the absurd.
That's some long exposure photography.
Seriously, you may like to listen to your favorite song more than once or eat your favorite food often. I like looking at that image from time to time and am marveled again and again.
That from a launching gif that was too large to load. But I have never seen a hull like that and am thinking it's an icebreaker. Anyone?
Hackers Designed a 'Master Key' to Unlock Millions of Hotel Room Doors
Want to feel less safe? Read this:
First smartwatch to integrate a fully-functional laser projector and sensor array, allowing a screen projected on a user’s skin to be poked, tapped, and swiped just like a traditional touchscreen.
Being warm-blooded has its drawbacks in that it must be dealt with. This fucker doesn't even sweat.
Imagine discovering that high-pressure water could cut cleanly through just about anything.
A waitress once described a dessert as "instagrammable."
LIVING IN LARGE GROUPS
Want to guess what you are looking at here?
When lowering the casket it dislodged a human leg from the adjacent grave. I would have shit in my pants.
I think the whole, preserve and burying loved ones is an idea that has outlived its usefullness.
I realize that, but I have a way of picking up and examining everything culture tells me is "normal," and here's why.
I call it the "Oklahoma Epiphany."
When I lived in Alabama, anyone with "Indian blood" was somehow deemed nobler that ordinary blood. If you had a great-great-grandmother who was an Indian, then you were "cool." But, as one could easily foresee, we had a...different view of black people.
Upon moving to Oklahoma I discovered that nobody gave a shit about black people, but despised Indians.
I stepped back, examined both worldviews and deduced that they were both wrong and rejected both. That was in the 10th grade and since then I have picked up everything - burying rituals, dress codes, etc. I feel very fortunate that I did that so young.
There are people who just entertain themselves.
Looks like an art installation to me.
Many people have no way of entertaining themselves and pay good money to allow other people to provide distractions.
Very sexy scene if you ask me.
I guess exercise is a way to entertain yourself, and it has a positive outcome.
Not to beat this dead horse, but computer games seem to be the worse method of entertainment. You can't win money, you isolate yourself, and you learn nothing.
I have never understood why some people seem compelled to achieve social superiority by merely declaring one group or another as unworthy.
But immediately after discovery, ordinary citizens went about cleaning up the mess.
There are those who seem to prefer stealing to making the money honestly.
Oh, I understand being so poor you have limited options, but there are options there nevertheless.
Besides the lack of skills, I am told a major problem is just showing up for work on time.
I have taught children who were never taught such life lessons as "It's time for lunch" or "It's time to stop making art and start studying science." At home, these children ate when they were hungry when to bed when sleepy, and stopped one activity only when it bored them.
I don't exactly blame all poor people for being poor, but if you have spent the majority of your life never learning even the most basic conditions of employment, then maybe you contributed to your own dismal conditions.
ON BEING OLD
That happens to me all the time. Then some young person tells me a "new" joke and I just say something like "1964" to indicate the year it was first told to me.
Us old people really love routine. I love it because I don't have to decide what to eat for Tuesday lunch because I know I eat hot dogs at Sonic every Tuesday. It's the same reason I wear the exact same ensemble every day...no decisions necessary.
About half the time I visit Sonic I take home a grilled chicken sandwich for the wife. Today the girl brought my food and told me that when I pull up they make bets on whether I will order the grill chicken sandwich. I feel the same way when I became a meme that time.
Perused a fascinating photo essay.
Remember me telling you that there had to be tons of ivory sitting around on old piano keys. You can see it in those photos.
Why the fuck not?
At first, I thought that was littering following an event; now I think they used the fountain as a cooler.
True at my house.
Faith in humanity is restored for now.
Semi truck drivers got together to help a man considering suicide to help shorten the fall if the man were to jump.
This scene from a Korean movie shows how everyone places their shoes on shelves as they enter a funeral. I have several things to say about that.
Does everyone in Korea wear slip-on shoes? No boots? And let's just suppose a person enters with dog shit on the soles of his shoes. He walks in, removes his shoes, and puts them on the shelf. Then the next person walks in and does the same, but...BUT as they walk off they step in the dog shit the first guy left on the carpet and now it's on their socks or bare feet. Don't make no sense to me.
Just because it solves the problem doesn't mean it's a good idea.
A Ban On Best Friends?
Massachusetts School Says "Best Friends" Makes Kids Feel Excluded.
RH: How about we go back to teaching children that life is not fair?
Let's end this post with some interesting graphics.
After watching a Netflix movie please rewind by dragging the red circle back to the beginning for the next viewer. Thanks.
Do those look silly to you? They ought to. And it would be funny if people weren't dying over their belief in one or the other of them.