I’m not sure I buy the “largest model in history” part. Movie “bigatures” are models, and some of them are pretty darn big. And there’s that model of the Bay Area’s tidal flow that covers 1.5 acres. And lots more, I’m sure.
Still, that’s pretty impressive. By which I mean, ridiculous.
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Spectacular Edible Outfits Made of Ordinary Foods
Wearable Foods is an eye-catching series by Korean artist Yeonju Sung that presents a line of edible fashion. With these outfits, you won’t have to worry about getting food on your clothes. Using a variety of ingredients as her medium, the crafty artist has constructed a multitude of garments with consumable goods that include (but are not limited to) bananas, mushrooms, tomatoes, eggplants, bread, eggs, and even bubble gum.
This is like an AU version of Project Runway’s unconventional challenge, but in a world where the contestants are so good they make Christian Siriano look like the joke contestants that only get on because the producers want to show comical footage of them before eliminating them the first week.
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Attention stargazers – Mercury, Jupiter and Venus appear very close together in the sky, May 24-26, 2013.
Three planets are coming together in the evening sky at the moment, putting on a celestial show that won’t be seen again for more than a decade.
“The view should be best about 30 to 45 minutes after sunset,” said Alan MacRobert, a senior editor at Sky & Telescope magazine. Find out how to spot Jupiter, Venus and Mercury.
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This is how I flew, raced and drove a Mars rover 2 hours after I landed back in Houston. I’m less of a hazard now…
I was impressed by that crosswind landing in the T-38, and only then realized: Oh, right. He’s an old-school astronaut. Probably has significant jet experience.
Um, yeah. Just a bit:
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As promised, here are a few more pictures from today. I didn’t think Mr. Bearcy would enjoy wearing mickey ears, but he embraced it with enthusiasm. It took him a few minutes to adjust to being around so many people, and although he thoroughly had a wonderful time, he still prefers the quiet orderliness of William’s house. That didn’t stop him from trying with all his bear strength to pull the sword out of the stone. He suffered minor embarrassment when he failed, but we agreed it was only because his arms are so short.
Mr. Bearcy thought one of the marble busts outside of The Haunted Mansion looked like William’s Aunt Catherine so I made him pose with it. He did a show-stopping impression of her that no sort of descriptions on my part could do justice to. And of course we couldn’t possibly pass up The Country Bear Jamboree! However, Bearcy was decidedly not as thrilled when we exited as he was when we entered. Something about the other bears lacking tolerable style and general cleanliness.
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Today was super exciting for Mr. Bearcy(so exciting that at one point he had to be pushed in a stroller because his emotions were too overwhelming). I’ll get into that later, but first he wanted to share this sneak peek. He was so honored to meet Max that he talked of nothing else the rest of the day(which was a nice break from his commentaries on the spectrum of social classes present in the park and his disappointment in the food options).
So I met Mr. Bearcy in Disneyworld today.
Holy crap. So he’s moved on from imaginarycircus to a new keeper? I guess I wasn’t keeping up…
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Audubon’s Warbler. Photo by sambobbing
As promised! (Technically a Yellow-rumped, these days, at least for species-level listing purposes.)
I remember that I was happy when the Audubon’s and Myrtle Warbler were combined (which some research shows me happened back in 1973, when I would have been 11 and just starting to get serious about bird-watching). I didn’t really like the name (Yellow-rumped sounded a little outré to me), and it was a lost species for the listing count, but I liked not having to worry about which of the two I was seeing. For a common species like the Yellow-rumped, I was all about the ID: list it and move on to something more exciting.
These days I’m more interested in both the finer points of identification and appreciating the common species, such that I pay more attention to the throats and auriculars of the Yellow-rumped Warblers I see to look for the stray Myrtle’s. In So Cal they’re almost always Audubon’s, but a guy can hope.
I see from the aforementioned googling that there’s actually been some recent talk at the AOU of splitting them again. That’d be cool. In the meantime I’m going to pay more attention to them, just because Sally likes them. :-)
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The Blackburnian Warbler? Those guys are amazing looking! I don’t think I’ve ever seen one in real life, or if I did it was many years ago on a trip to the East Coast. But growing up I used to stare at them in the field guide, imagining what it would be like to see one. I had this hierarchy in my head of warbler awesomeness, and the Blackburnian was at the top. :-)
I just put another Yellow-rumped Warbler in the queue, specifically for you, but what the heck; let’s live a little. I’ll go post it now.
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oh weird, i’ve never come across that group other than all the people who ask for your url. but how does trading followers even work. you follow people for what they post, not their url?
Yes, exactly. I’ve had people propose that I swap URLs with them, and describing the large number of the followers I will thereby receive. Maybe I’m misinterpreting what they’re suggesting, though. I know there have been other times when the deal was described as including the other party _promoting_ my blog to their followers (like, “hey, minions, go follow this guy”). Maybe that’s all they meant?
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i am always shocked when someone asks for your url. just, confused. like, why do they think this would work? what do they actually have to offer you? it all makes no sense to me.
It doesn’t really make sense to me either. I’ve come to understand that there exists a whole Tumblr subculture of people who trade URLs and followers like baseball cards, but it seems very weird.
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Hey John i was wondering if i could please have your url? I would trade you a new url or something and gain you followers for it!Posted by jbc on May 22nd, 2013 at 12:55 pm
Thanks for asking! But at this point I’m not interested in giving it up.
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