It's like a comedy routine, sad for the ocean sunfish though, I think they do just come up occasionally to sort of 'sun' themselves. Or maybe just to see what's going on.
You can just read that cat's thoughts, 'go ahead, bark again, make my day!' That dog was whipped!
Not so much amusing as interesting-
Um, the Solomon Islands are not all that far from Japan.....maybe......
Yep, there's a bad moon on the rise, and a bloody eclipsing big one that you won't see again until 2033!
So go outside, look up, and give a good howl...hey, wouldn't it be cool if everyone did that at some pre-determined time tonight?
One small voice, one giant howl for mankind!
AOoOoOoooo! AOoOooooo! oh, unless you are a french wolf, well, werewolf, they apparently go OoLooo OoLoooo! at least in 'Brotherhood of the Wolf', which was based on this-
He has officiallyarrived in Philadelphia (the city of brotherly love, you know, where poor little HitchBOT was murdered last month), and this just in, he's ready to ROCK HIS FROCK!!!
Pope Francis to Release Pop-Rock Album 'Wake Up!'
Which is sort of a memorandum on yesterday's post.
As I said, I am not Catholic (though raised in a Christian household) therefore I do not know all the details concerning Catholicism. I've read, even though all the Popes (except perhaps for one questionable) have been male, prayers are sent via a woman, Mary, Jesus' mom, or through a Saint. Not even to Jesus that I am aware of.
We've always just prayed straight to God. Does that make us upstarts?
As far as I know a Catholic (and no, the name is not derived from people obsessed with cats, like a cat addiction [er beneaddiction?], at least I don't think so :) can be both excommunicated and can also be absolved of sin. Can they be recommunicated? I don't know.
I do know they generally attend CCD as children for religious education.
Guess it is similar to Sunday School without the pomp? Again, I don't know, perhaps I wan't raised a proper Christian or something.
Anyways, Popes, I 'spose, are kinda like the President of Catholics. They are elected but not by the people. I really don't know how that works? Written tests, with an essay on 'Why I Should be Pope? Trials of faith? How do they judge who is holiest?
In conclusion, religion is as touchy a subject as politics or sports teams.
In a way, it becomes what it shouldn't be, a competition where one is better than another. We should all be working towards the preservation and betterment of humankind (which, in preserving the earth, we are preserving ourselves as well) above all else.
(K, nun, oops, I mean none of the above, or yesterday's post, is meant to insult in any way, it is all meant in good fun, along with my insatiable curiosity. Thus, I apologize if I offended anyone.)
I'm a Jersey girl and it's crazy! Most of Philly (center city and outskirts) is shut down, Ben's Bridge is closed, highway and/or ramps closed (both in Pa. & N.J.), schools and some businesses are closed, there's more security measures than when the President visited!
K, so I'm not Catholic but from what I've read this is a pretty cool Pope. He doesn't pull punches and shows (or confers) his concern for the environment and the state of the human condition.
K, so I tried to find an appropriate song to post but this one will have to do-
Oh don't get your panties in a wad! It's amusing. And rhymes.
So, nope don't mope or give up hope, learn to cope with the Pope inconveniences. I am. :)
The Lego Vatican (plus other Popey-type artifacts & things) is on display at The Franklin Institute <(very cool place) in case you are in the Philadelphia area.
(hmm, why does that look like Darth Vader with a camera attached to a lightsaber in the one photo???...oh wait, false alarm, it's a nun, *phew* common mistake. Anyways, the dark side wouldn't dare!)
Oh, and don't forget the souvenirs!
And don't forget the Pope Cheese!!!
(No disrespect meant, I like Pope Francis muchly. And cheese, too.)
Yes, I like rocks. And I'm not even going to say rocks rock. I will refrain<(another musical ref).
Anyway, here's more (and I am aware I have mentioned rocks elsewhere here and will do so again in the future, it's just one of my things.)
The Brantwood Musical Stones PDF
Guess it's that whole thing with the tree falling in the forest....or the Savannah-
Giraffes spend their evenings humming to each other
They sound rather like humming ringwraith!
K, so that had nothing to do with a tree falling but everything to do with sound itself.
'If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.'
― Nikola Tesla
Pretty darn cool, huh!?! Mhmmmmmmm!
And with science, one must leave no rock, cock (as in chicken), or egg (as in egg) unturned, no matter how small or trivial it may seem-
(Hmm, speaking of chickens and eggs, how'd that 'which came first' ever play out? And would it be a cock or a hen? Would it be self propagating? If not, what would have fertilized it? Then who would hatch said egg and teach baby chick? Questions, questions, questions!)
Got this model kit. So shiny and kawaii, how could I resist!
Yeah, well, it was a practice in patience (for those who say I have none :p)
I have slender fingers and it was a challenge. Baby fingers would have been perfect but keeping them from eating the parts would have been bothersome, plus trying to explain insert tab A into slot B when they don't even know how to talk would make it impossible. Plus the fact I don't have access to any babies :\
Using tweezers/needle-nose pliers was too annoying, so I mostly just struggled using the ultimate tool, fingers.
Anyways, in the first photo you will see the size comparison, R2-D2's finished 'head' next to a quarter-
Another size comparison, this time with a dime (and those pieces had yet to be folded on the creases-
a finished 'arm/leg/mobility unit (notice the schematic for assembly! Geesh!)-
And....tada! The completed R2-D2-
I think that droid has seen some serious action! Yes, it's a bit wonky.
So, how boring was that! Yeah, I know, but I'm proud of my accomplishment! :p
Wait.......a robot hall of fame? What the Gort, Klaatu barada nikto!?!
Robot Hall of Fame
Might have posted this before, still cute and worth a second watch-
In case you are interested- Metal Earth 3D Metal Model Kits
(I got mine at A.C. Moore)
Oh, and got this at Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts-
It's vinyl, I'm going to paint it though, not use the markers. I like the DB 'Aladdin Sane' design shown!
And whilst there got these uberfantastic fabrics, too!-
(Hmm, wonder why it says not to use for children's sleepwear? Flammable? Toxid?)
K, I'm done now :)
Really like the new intro-
I’ve been watching the series from the start. 'In the beginning, Guillermo Del Toro created the heavens and the earth'...no, wait, that’s not right, but he did create a new 'strain' of vampire! Anyways, I honestly was not impressed with it right off but it’s gotten much, much better.
I am especially intrigued with the new character, Quinlan ‘The Born’ (Rupert Penry-Jones), a dhampir/daywalker. The episode showing his Roman history was interesting. I like learning of characters' backgrounds, it gives a better understanding of their personalities and motives.
It has been suggested The Master killed Quinlan's mother.
Abraham (David Bradley) is and has always been like a grumpy old billy goat gruff.
Fet (Kevin Durand), the ratcatcher, well, exterminator is my favourite.(now I'm picturing him running around saying 'exterminate...exterminate' :)
Ephraim (Corey Stoll) is a jerk and his son is annoying.
I swear they mentioned in the episode 'Intruders' the ancient book they are searching for, the Occido Lumen, is in the keeping of ‘Florescu’. If so, it makes sense since Professor Radu Florescu is the author of many books concerning Vlad Tepes (aka the Impaler), and claimed to be a decedent of Radu Tepes, Vlad’s brother.
I’ve read some of Florescu’s books, that is why I recognized the name, if it was indeed mentioned during the last episode.
I rewatched the episode and it did indeed sound at least similar to ‘Radu Florescu’, but it was kinda hard to tell, the Cardinal sort of mumbled it. Which was understandable since he was dying (before turning so he’d become part of the hive mind and the Master would then know where the book was, sneaky, huh?) at the time.
Since then I read that he actually said 'Rudyard Fonescu', pretty darn close!
Quinlan has not reappeared further and I really hope he will become a main character!
In my opinion he’s rather like Luke Skywalker…
The Master: ‘The villagers never told you what happened to your father?’
Quinlan: ‘They told me enough! They told me YOU killed him.’
The Master: ‘No, I am your father!’
(That really didn’t happen, I just made it up, but The Master IS his father and he knows it.)
And instead of a lightsaber, Quinlan carries what appears to be a katana with a femur hilt.
WARNING! The painting you are about to see is very graphic in nature and may be distasteful to some, so those of you can cover your eyes and scroll down....but hey, it's art and it's natural!
Attributed to Desprez, Louis Jean (French painter, architect, printmaker, 1743-1804)
Previously attributed to Abildgaard, Nicolai Abraham (Danish painter, 1743-1809)
I like this next one much better (the expression on the baby's face is just too
^Illustration on pottery from the Mimbres Pueblo tribe^
Wait...OPPSIES! Wrong form of Labor Day! :)
Hmm, guess wishing Happy LD is double for any females giving birth today, though! :)
Yep, labor is work....forced labor....giving birth to an eventual new member of the workforced.
And the forced is always with us, because ‘we the people’ are the producers and the consumers (which I’ve ranted about in previous posts.)
There would be no economy without ‘we the people’.
So here’s something pertinent-
America doesn't just `need a raise,' we need a new national norm for wage growth
Anyways, seems the cost of living keeps increasing, yet many companies have ceased to give raises. People are being forced to take second jobs, parents are forced to leave the raising of that future laborforce to someone else, just to make ends meet.
And it’s all about corporate greed. They don’t seem to understand, the more money a person has the more they will spend which boosts economic growth. Right? *sigh*
The rich get richer, and the poor grow in numbers....
...and I'm not even going to mention the fact that many women get paid less than a man for the same job, or that they insult certain races by giving dumb-downed tests as if they aren't as smart as others, or that jobs should be given to those most qualified and not because you know and/or are related someone. Yes, there need be a lot of reformation.
So once again, here is a little history-
^The Maguires, Peter on the left, Matthew to the right^
So let us all give ourselves a pat on the back and much applause for our labors....and an extra for the moms out there increasing our numbers...hey, it boosts the economy!
We all are. None of us are exactly the same. And that’s a good thing, isn’t it? How boring would it be if everyone looked and thought the same. Sure, maybe it would make things easier. On the upside there’d be no war, bigotry, racism, etc. On the downside, it would be unbelievably monotonous bliss ...monotobliss...lobotobliss....
If everyone thought the same, liked the same things, it would really hamper creativity.
Of course, it will never happen. It is not in our nature. We are not hive-minded, even though we choose to create or belong to some.
Political hives, sports hives, club hives, etc. and when something or someone stirs up the hive, well, you know what happens. Irate beeings, stinging with words, fists or worse.
We are free-minded. Free to pick and choose, make decisions. Free will, freedom of speech, freedom to do as we please just so long as we realize it generally always comes with consequences.
It’s all the more noticeable on the internet. Arguing over issues, some major, some mundane. In fact, just the other day my friend and I were arguing over arguing :)
Argue, debate, it’s all the same, just one is cloaked in civility. It’s when things escalate out of control. Become verbal fist fights. People leave or are expelled/banned. A scapegoat is required. A sacrifice made, whether it be the instigator or not. Some type of appeasements, placation, concessions are granted to pacify the remains. Situation rectified.<(that word always amuses me, i associate it with 'rectum'....rectumfied *hehe* :)
Absolution for the winners.
*sigh* Guess it’s simply the nature of the beast.....
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