Saturday, January 31, 2009

Worst Prison Break Ever

I'm dying to know if there names are Ernest and Ivan (see previous entry).

What's in a name? Maybe a criminal future

"Boys in the United States with common names like Michael and David are less likely to commit crimes than those named Ernest or Ivan, a new study says."

I'll have to check the police blotter for my old landlord...Rodney Krapp.

Neptune's kitchen: Dolphins are talented chefs

Dolphins are the chefs of the seas, having been seen going through precise and elaborate preparations to rid cuttlefish of ink and bone to produce a soft meal of calamari, Australian scientists say.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Christian the lion update

Here's an update...some 40 years my April 23rd blog post about 'Christian' the lion.

Best friends

This is a lovely little video of a true friendship, from CBS News (there's a 10 second commercial that runs before the video).

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'Painting' the line

If you ever wondered what was involved in creating the yellow line in a football broadcast, here's the answer. Unfortunately, my pleas to the video center to move the line a few inches went unheeded yesterday. My beloved Giants will not repeat as World Champions.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Birthday auto blues

Since another birthday is passing without anyone giving me a Jaguar (I bet my birthday mates, Elvis and David Bowie, never had that problem), perhaps I can talk someone into giving me this car for a present?

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Diving with hunting squid

A fascinating video of Humboldt squid flashing colors as they appear to coordinate in a hunt. See the video here.