Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sunny Wednesday afternoon May 25th 2011

No doubt this will mean the US troops will stay longer in Afghanistan

U.S. Identifies Vast Mineral Riches in Afghanistan

The Eclipse of Mars Illusion

Stare at the white dot in the centre of the red circle. The longer – the better (two minutes and you’ll get a much stronger effect). Always try to keep focused on the white dot. It’ll be worth it.
Soon after staring, you’ll start to see a thin rim of light around the edge. Don’t stop staring though yet! Wait another minute – keeping your head perfectly still.
Once you’ve done this, slowly – move your head backwards – making sure to keep your eyes focused on the dot at all times. The circle’s rim will glow brilliantly with true Cyan! Keep on moving your head slowly backwards, and it’ll glow very hot!…

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

post OBL death thoughts

 A mischievously phallic map of NYC with the death of OBL in mind.

The most brilliant article I've read about the Osama, Al Qaeda, US involvement in Afghanistan thing.
The whole shebang. Just amazing.

A Shadow of Ourselves

on the Et tu, Mr. Destructo? blog

Now that's a family cat, so patient

Rapture rescheduled for Oct 21 this year.

Clouded leopard cubs - 2 months old

First ever video of a clouded leopard in its original habitat, in Borneo

My total favorite teasing the dog video. It reminds me of the story my dad used to tell about the giant with a big bowl and the little girl who wondered what was in the bowl. The giant said, "If you guess what I'm eating I'll give you a taste." And the little girl guessed and guessed, a long list of delicious things, her mouth watering all the while. Finally the little girl said, "I know, it's Junket!" Then the giant said, "You're right but it's alllllll gone!" And then Daddy would chuckle. He loved teasing.

Cat showers in bathroom sink

Paul Craig Roberts was an editor of the Wall Street Journal and an Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury. His entry on Wikipedia. His article: How Many SEALs Died? It discusses his thoughts about 9/11, the raid on the OBL compound and other things.

As a child in Jamaica, West Indies, I learned that if I picked a silver fern, placed it on my forearm and slapped it, there would be a delightful white tattoo print of the fern on my skin.

A 12 year old girl did this rabbit pic. I found it on Reddit. So charming.

Monday, May 23, 2011

post Rapture, birth certificate, marriage certificate, death certificate

Dog Pokes Tongue Out On Cue :P

Good to know: Crossing Arms Reduces Pain Intensity By 
Confusing The Brain

For my dyslexic friends: Dyslexia An Unwrapped Gift (part 2 of 2)

Breaking News: Rapture 2011

Ready for End of the World?

Space Invaders in Real Life

An exceptionally interesting documentary: I knew bin Laden, An insight into Osama bin Laden's life through the eyes of people who knew him and met him.

When I was a child I was given Audubon birds and flower flash cards. Went to look at the likable Miss Hettie's Etsy shop where a vintage set is being sold.

the marriage certificate and death certificate on the same page
birth certificate (Obama), marriage certificate, death certificate (Osama)

Click for large pic.

Click for large image.
Lots of good details.

Look closely.

Vintage Japanese water flowers

Vintage t-shirt from the 70's

Vintage t-shirt from the 70's

Click. How a key works when inserted into a lock

Click. The importance of following through.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

May 1st pomp, pompadours and fascinators

It's May! So glad.

Lustleigh Maypole Dance 2008

The May pole ribbons remind me of that lovely thread braid granny used to have in her sewing cabinet
And that reminds me of smocking. I had mixed feelings about smocking on dresses, partly admired it, some nostalgia and partly loathed it. Those were the days of Bishop dresses for little girls.

Kate Middleton and Prince William: The After party

Wacky royal wedding memorabilia

A royal couple's long courtship

Fascinators and fancy royal headgear of yore
From the wonderful lamesure blog and
inspiration from the Soodie Beasley blog
Les Modes en France du XVIIe siècle au début du XXIe

The modern versions
Victoria and David Beckham
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
Zara Phillips, Mike Tindall
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson
Princess Michael of Kent
Princess Beatrice of York
Sophie Winkleman, Lady Frederick-Windsor
Sophie, Countess of Wessex
Pricesses Eugenie and Beatrice of York
Queen Elizabeth

Princess Beatrice at a previous wedding