Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sunday afternoon, last day of July 2011

way to go Burger King

political party, click to animate

cool storm
rainy night, click to animate

tender story

diy bidet (I want one!)

swift justice

watermelon shark


infectious disease toy, click to animate

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

still bedbug bitten but enjoying the summer, July 27 2011

amazing to think about

cutout eyelashes for sale 

summer beach, click to animate
starry night, click to animate

last week 

melting dog

how lighting works

excellent description

Bought these vintage Audubon flash cards
of my childhood today from MissHettie
A.J. Hateley Expands Gaming Worlds With Vintage Book Covers

oops. it's ok to just get back up

Chinese soldiers helping out during a flood

so true

 Brando Tahitian Dancing via Everlasting Blort

Cat and Iguana are Unlikely Friends

Cat Battles Toy Frog!

Sometimes things look totally hopeless but they're not
of death to having a full and happy life.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday late July, sweltering in Hell's Kitchen

Carpet Cat to the rescue!
-click to animate-

The terrible news of the day: the Oslo terrorist attacks.


MetaFilter thread on Eyescapes.
Eyescapes by Rankin [nsfw].

Rankin's home site [flash], his Wikipedia entry.

The anatomy of the iris l Crypts of Fuchs Pupillary ruff l Contraction furrows l pigment dots l color scale l Wolfflin nodules factor structure

Eye color, or more correctly, iris color is due to...

The visible features of an iris arise in the trabeculum, a meshwork of connective tissue that displays arching ligaments, cryptscontraction furrows, a corona and pupillary frill,coloration, and sometimes freckles. The striated anterior layer covering the trabecular meshwork creates the predominant texture seen with visible light (see examples here), but all of these sources of radial and angular variation taken together constitute a distinctive "fingerprint" that can be imaged from some distance.

Wondering about Elizabeth Taylor's "violet eyes" I found these images. Looks like she has some of that Waardenburg syndrome with a patch of hazel, which is called sectoral heterochromia(Wikipedia). There's a central heterochomia as well.

Your beautiful eyes


Thursday, July 21, 2011

mid bedbug ordeal, apartment plastic bagged in heaps July 21 2011

Mesmerizing impressionist, Jim Meskimen, does Richard III very well in many celeb voices

MP3 Rocket, a handy tool for uploading YouTube 
videos to one's mp3 player.

Painful to think of what a hard journey it's been


ghost eggs

Dog nose pendants made by hand as jewelry

dogs have color blindness/limitation

wish people had better cellphone manners
and consideration of others

When I was a kid in the mid-60's I had a set of these cards.
What didactic 'toys' were you given?

Yearned for a science kit as a kid.

Vintage toys.