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Saturday with Floyd

Beautiful day at Jetty View Park on Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach.

Pussy Riot in Portlandia

While I think the father here identifies too closely with cats I can understand the kids being afraid of Pet Sematary here. That darn cat:

A 22-pound cat named Lux had to be snared by Portland police officers after the owners said the ferocious feline attacked their baby in their Northwest Portland apartment Sunday.


Wednesday Open Thread

Yosemite HD II from Project Yosemite on Vimeo.

A 200+ mile backpacking experience through Yosemite National Park captured by Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill. This project was filmed over the course of 10 months. We spent a combined 45 days in the park capturing the images in this video.

song by M83 “Lower Your [...]

Meals R Us

Lions enjoy giraffe Danish for breakfast apparently…

Zookeepers in Denmark have killed a perfectly healthy young giraffe after deeming him ‘surplus’ to requirements, it was revealed today.

Marius, Copenhagen Zoo’s 18-month-old giraffe, was shot with a bolt gun and will be chopped up for the other animals’ dinner. Thousands of people had signed petitions [...]

And a Landslide Brought Me Down…

From the BBC — and Italy: Holy Crap!

Dramatic pictures have been released showing the destruction wrought by a huge boulder that smashed through a farm in Northern Italy after being dislodged by a landslide.

The massive rock narrowly missed a farm house, destroyed a barn, and stopped in a vineyard at the property [...]

Friday Night Fight — Man vs. Dead Whale

My kids were tripping on the video below last week….

Not necessarily NSFW, but it’s gross if you’re a squeamish sort. In looking for the one below we came across the video above. I hereby declare it THE SINGLE GREATEST ACT BY A STATE GOVERNMENT in the history of these United States.

Japan Rocks

Japan may have a new baby island! Congratulations, maybe.

A volcanic eruption has raised an island in the seas to the far south of Tokyo, the Japanese coast guard and earthquake experts said.

Advisories from the coast guard and the Japan Meteorological Agency said the islet is about 200 meters (660 feet) in diameter. [...]

Er, Sie, Es

The Parentland continues its slide…

Germany has become Europe’s first country to allow babies with characteristics of both sexes to be registered as neither male nor female.

Parents are now allowed to leave the gender blank on birth certificates, in effect creating a new category of “indeterminate sex”. The move is aimed at removing [...]

Monday Mashup — Moon Landing Edition

Your Monday dose of badassery in the form of all 6 Apollo lunar landings shown at a 45 degree angle to give you the view the pilots would have had landing. Look in awe and in nostalgia as we will not, literally probably, see thie likes of this agin for decades to come.

Be Prepared (UPDATED)

…to face felony charges. Come on Scout leader…. You know better than this.

A group of Boy Scout leaders is potentially facing felony charges for destroying a rock formation millions of years old in Emery County.

The trio of men was adventuring in Goblin Valley State Park when they decided to film themselves knocking [...]