Saturday, October 27, 2007
I have combined some fuzzy creatures to make this one - the Lio-pol-sha-illa-iger-lemur. Fast with strong arms and sharp pointy teeth, and the prehensile tail I have always wanted.
Try it yourself.
Friday, October 19, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
The residents are divided in the love or hate of the roosters. They are unique and we tourists find them amusing but they make too much noise.
I don't imagine that the Department of Transportation normally goes around marking zero on roads since those would normally be state lines. For this one case it is nice that the number line has an origin.
Someday we must get to the othe end of this long road.
Monday, October 15, 2007
This season's crab claws do not disappoint. I eat my crab claws at the Half Shell Raw Bar, which has been around forever. One of us remembers coming here when she was a girl twenty years ago. I always think of it as the Eat it Raw bar because of a t-shirt that I have. That's its unofficial name.
This year the Red Sox are playing again. Go Sox!
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Too bad this big ass Norwegian Pearl cruise ship was in the way the whole time. We had some hope as it pulled away at 6:30. Maybe it would leave in time. But no, it slowly cruised out and then turned in place and then proceeded west, keeping large parts of the dock in its shadow and blocking the sunset as it went. Hundreds of feet long and many building stories tall, it was the dominant feature of the scenery. Maybe tomorrow.
Since no one ever saw him work there is some mystery of how it was done. He said it only needs the same knowledge of weights and leverage that the Egyptians used to build the pyramids. Some suggest he used mysterious electromagnetic forces. Thus it was featured on an "In Search of" episode. This and Easter Island make two phenomena featured on "In Search of" that I have personally investigated. Perhaps a Bigfoot search or Bermuda Triangle cruise should be next.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Seriously, who is going to buy this stuff now? 90% off is more realistic. They might make good painting shirts.
Monday, October 08, 2007
Lat year I wrote twice about this holiday. For an interesting science fiction take on this seminal interaction between the New World and the Old see "Fixing the New World domination by Eurasian originating civilizations through recourse to science fiction". For actual academic analysis of what the New World was like just before Columbus got there, see "The day before Columbus Day".
(Stained Glass Window design from the Library of Congress)
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Find YOUR Dream House!
They got the science fiction library right, though I will not be driving any Ferraris, ever. I also don't know when we will put in the grand ballroom. I'll admit that I don't use the kitchen too much because I married someone who does. She is also the world class botanist.
Monday, October 01, 2007
Leave your favorite line from this movie in the comments. I'll tell you mine after folks have had a little time to guess the movie reference.