a distant ship’s smoke on the horizon

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Ski Officials to Discuss Lindsey Vonn’s Request to Race Against Men
“I have so much respect for the men,” Vonn said. “They ski so well, so dynamic. They’re at the next level, and I want to try to be more like them — that’s just another reason I want to race with them.”
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Buddhist monk is the world’s happiest man
Tibetan monk and molecular geneticist Matthieu Ricard is the happiest man in the world according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin.
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A Gated Community
At Angola, a game of golf comes with a spectacular view of Louisiana’s only maximum-security prison.
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Clear Eyes, Full Plates, Can’t Puke
“I have to learn to ignore my feelings. Not just the feeling of hunger and the feeling of full, but the feeling of embarrassment, too. I have to remember that this is only weird if I make it weird.”


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uhh... Vladimir Demikhov
He is also well known for his transplantation of the heads of dogs.
BOOM Tunguska event
It is the largest impact event on or near Earth in recorded history.
heh balls Stone spheres of Costa Rica
The spheres range in size from a few centimetres to over 2 metres (6.6 ft) in diameter, and weigh up to 15 tons.
SUPER GROSS Surinam toad
The larvae develop through to the tadpole stage inside these pockets, eventually emerging from the mother’s back as fully developed toads, though they are less than an inch long.



last vestiges of halloween
Apparently, sharks like donuts.
There’s a new sherriff in town and she ain’t a-feared of using her gun!

Have pics of pets in neat outfits? Email them to me and I’ll post ’em.



thanks a lot

Some social media thing going ’round has people posting one thing they are thankful for each day in November. Okay, fine. Let’s see if I can actually finish this bit of foofaraw.

1. refrigerators
I am thankful for the department refrigerator which allows me to bring my own food to work. Because of this, I can save money for tournaments.
2. Visine*
I bring my own food to work but someone keeps eating it. Yesterday, another office gave me a tiny fridge. I did not move my food from the department fridge to my new fridge. Instead, I soaked it all in Visine. Now, I wait.
* I was told Visine can kill someone, so from now on, I’ll use dish soap.




Hope y’all on the East Coast are all right.


comfortably numb