Coolest Chair Ever – from Humboldt County

From the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley -

Legendary Humboldt County trapper Seth Kinman captured grizzlies and fashioned them into articulated chairs.  …

“This was intended to surpass all his previous efforts, and was made from two grizzly bears captured by Seth. The four legs and claws were those of a huge grizzly and the back and sides ornamented with immense claws. The seat was soft and exceedingly comfortable, but the great feature of the chair was that, by touching a cord, the head of the monster grizzly bear with jaws extended , would dart out in front from under the seat, snapping and gnashing its teeth as natural as life. This chair Seth presented to [President] Johnson, September 8, 1865.”

 

International Coffees

Spilled coffee forms map of the world

What was that waiter’s name….?

 

Lions and Tigers … *on* *horseback*

The Daily Mail doesn’t like it, but… ZOMG!  LIONS ON FREAKING HORSEBACK!1!!1!

Anyhoo :

The country which gave you bears riding bikes now proudly presents … lions and tigers on horseback.

In one of the nation’s …  zoos, applauding spectators are treated to a bizarre display as a 30-stone lion leaps on to the horse’s back. …

After that, a 35-stone tiger climbs up on the same … steed for its turn in the limelight.
Granted, the article does kind of make me feel like this guy :
Still.  ON HORSEBACK!!!!

Superman Reboot

Superman just isn't what he used to be....(LOL by me.)

Occupy Wall Street – “You’re a bum, Jew!”

It seems like the “Occupy Wall Street” folks have taken on all of the negative characteristics that were falsely attributed to the TEA party folks.  Heck, they even lack racial diversity.    Heck, they seem so embarrassed by it that they’ve declared “LGBT” to be a color  :

Even the “unofficial” organizers of the protest events admit this is — or at least appears to be — problematic.

“That’s an interesting question, and it comes up often,” OccupyWallSt.org’s Patrick Bruner said in an email to TheDC. “Unfortunately, we have a very high turnover rate, and nobody as of yet has come up with official diversity related statistics for us. From observation, I can tell you that we’re not all white, and that we also have a huge LGBT [Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender] population.”

 

Nice of facebook to add a “ticker”…

…. so that I can see people announce they’re moving to google+/

Paree the Flying Cat

paree the flying cat

Burning Giraffes and Telephone

Burning Giraffes and Telephone by Salvador Dali

by Salvador Dali

I used to have a print of this on my office… first job out of school!

I have here in my hand a list of 153 structurally deficient bridges

I have here in my hand a list of 153 structurally deficient bridges

Some context – suddenly, there’s 153 bridges about to fall down.  And somehow the first stimulus package forgot to do anything about them.  Oops.

Obama vs Fact Check

Not so great, even according to the AP :

Obama did not spell out exactly how he would pay for the measures contained in his nearly $450 billion American Jobs Act but said he would send his proposed specifics in a week to the new congressional supercommittee charged with finding budget savings. White House aides suggested that new deficit spending in the near term to try to promote job creation would be paid for in the future – the “out years,” in legislative jargon – but they did not specify what would be cut or what revenues they would use.

Essentially, the jobs plan is an IOU from a president and lawmakers who may not even be in office down the road when the bills come due.

 

More “kick the can”…

These Beefs are Tender

PC

political correctness - wishing common sense into the cornfield

Escape Pod

Dang Where did I park these escape pod?

“Addams Family” Giraffe

Addams Family-ish Giraffe

camelopardas addams

A painting by Skot Olsen

Sad box

sad amazon box is sad

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…. Krug Man!

Use all resources to fight make-believe aliens

For some context, see this article at Human Events.

Awesomely enough, there is a Advice Krugman meme generator.  Here’s a sample :

 

Bear Shark!

A bear pissing off the bureau of alcohol tobacco and  firearms while surfing on a shark!

Power Saw to the People!

Dexter : Power Saw to the People!

Just finished watching Season 5.  Excellent! Among other things, it was great to see Peter Weller as the sleazeball cop.

 

If Futurama was real….

Lolbamas.com

Now has a set of Ace’s SCOAMF images, for your stuttering clusterf*ck pleasure.

Quote of the Day

“If at first you don’t succeed, keep on sucking till you do succeed” – Curly Howard

Wacky Packages

I Can't Believe It's not Better

Katerfrühstück – My Vocabulary Word for the Day

Apparently, it means “hangover cure”.  When I divided it up into “Kater” and “frühstück” Google translate claimed it was “hangover breakfast”.   The that “Kater” “früh” “stück” was “Hangover breakfast early”.

Must ponder that.

Kater frueh stueck

Where does the buck stop?

Ask not for where the buck stops, it stops at thee

Ask not for where the buck stops

I found this little gem over at Ace.

I miss Presidents who said stuff like “The Buck stops here”.  Obama barely admits that he’s seen the Buck.  Heck he won’t even say for sure if the Buck exists.  But if it does exist, he’s sure someone else has the Buck. Again, if there is a Buck.

 

Monkey Girl

Monkey Girl, by Donella Vitale

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