Thursday, January 31, 2008

Amber Room

ABC News video on replicating the lost treasure. Related link from much earlier here.

Vid via FindInternetTV

Here is a video of Dolphins playing with their bubbles.


How'd this slip by those dhimmi useful idiots?

via LGF

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Malkin on McCain

She's not wrong.


Ramesh Ponnoru mentioned this anecdote which was related to him:

"McCain stood in the middle of the GOP cloakroom and yelled at several of his Senate colleagues because they deigned to have a vote — to have a vote — on Inhofe's "English As the National Language" amendment to the 2006 immigration bill. He accused conservatives of being "divisive" and "insulting" Latinos for suggesting that immigrants ought to learn this language. He was nasty and unhinged. About 10 staffers witnessed this. He delighted in telling the conservative senators there that they were destroying the party with these efforts. This is what Santorum is talking about. He had antipathy for social and cultural conservatives' efforts."

Via Kausfiles


I linked to the aluminum can popcorn device below and mentioned the coating in the can. Newsweek mentioned it in a recent article:

'Take bisphenol A. It's a basic constituent of the polycarbonate plastics found in many baby bottles, sippy cups and juice bottles. A highly versatile compound, it is also found in dental sealants, CDs, DVDs and the resin linings of food and beverage containers, including many cans and takeout cartons. But most scientists say small amounts can leach out—and ultimately find their way into our bodies—when the plastics start to break down under high heat or wear and tear. The CDC has found BPA in 92 percent of Americans age 6 and older who were tested. But the chemical industry says it's safe—and the Food and Drug Administration agrees. "It's not possible to contact harmful levels of it," says Steven Hentges of the American Chemistry Council, which represents the major chemical companies.

Reproductive biologists aren't so sure. Patricia Hunt of Washington State University was alerted to possible dangers of BPA in 1999 when her mouse study on an unrelated topic suddenly went haywire, with dozens of female mice unexpectedly developing chromosomal abnormalities in the eggs they carried in their ovaries. As it turned out, a lab worker had used the wrong detergent to clean the animals' cages—one that caused BPA to leach out of the plastic cages and feeding bottles. Hunt tried washing brand-new cages with the same detergent to confirm the source of the problem. She then began studying BPA exposures in unborn rodents, which she followed into adulthood. The results were striking. Almost half the eggs of female mice exposed to low doses of BPA during gestation carried extra copies of chromosomes or were missing chromosomes. No one has replicated the findings.

There are other potential effects. Hundreds of animal and test-tube studies suggest that low-dose exposures, particularly during gestation, may later lead to breast and prostate cancer, abnormalities in the reproductive tract and behavioral problems, among other things. But there is disagreement about the implications for human health. Two groups convened by the National Institutes of Health have reached opposite conclusions. In 2007, advisers to the government's National Toxicology Program found "minimal" cause for concern. Meanwhile, another scientific panel produced a consensus statement saying that, based on animal data, common levels of exposure could pose a problem and that further study was needed. "We can't say there are conclusive data in humans," says Frederick vom Saal of the University of Missouri, who headed the second panel. "But given the fact that we're seeing irreparable damage in animals, for heaven's sake, let's get this out of products our babies are coming in contact with."'

Endocrine disruption.

Bpa disrupts young brains.

Hermaphrodite fish and the pill etc

Drugged waters

Who knows the links go on and on, we are certainly all going to die!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Clearly Why She Chose

the song. Someone asks over at BoingBoing if Hillary Clinton is aware of the video for the song her campaign has employed.



Jet Video

From DefenseTech, this video, read the comments over there if time allows, they are interesting, including this article:


Krikorian on the McCain matter mentioned earlier.

This time via Boortz


I love Steinbeck and the short story "Johnny Bear" came up, I was hoping to link to a copy but I suppose this would explain that difficulty.

I would go to the wax musuem.

"The Snake" in that collection featured "Doc," a character based on Steinbeck's friend Ed Ricketts, though to what degree depends on what you read. Here is a link to a 2003 NPR piece on Mr. Ricketts. A 360 panorama of the Ricketts Memorial.

Quiet Helicopter

Very cool article on a stealth helicopter by Hughes Tool Aircraft Division used in a special ops wiretapping mission into North Vietnam to gather intel for Kissinger-U.S./North Vietnamese talks.

N351X or N352X Photo Shep Johnson

(another Hughes article)

I like Air and Space Magazine.

Chuck Aaron is an amazing Helicopter Pilot who flies exhibitions for Red Bull.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Camping Popcorn Popper

Via Haha

Those cans have internal coatings that might not be nice to cook off and consume.

Dear God!!!

The aliens are attacking!

Run for you lives damnit!!!




via Boortz

Bald Eagle Festival

Don't forget may want to make a reservation...It's easy, just hop on the Connecticut River Valley Monorail!! (Maybe they will extend it to Essex in the next couple of weeks.)

Mexico First!!

That should be in the minds of Mexicans in the U.S. past the seventh generation, according to McCain's "hispanic outreach director."

via Instapundit

Saturday, January 26, 2008


Death photos. The reason for that search may or may not turn fruit anon...

How to find a photo of one of the nc1-nc4 props?


New Data Link

Jack showed me this and it is a rich resource, I'm ignorant, so it is new to me...

about DMOZ

Friday, January 25, 2008


for the swarthy bitch!!!

That's what I was thinking on cursory reading...but as always it was in the details that I learned that I was uncomfortable with the entirety of the platform...

The search goes on...

via instapundit



Queen repayed bananas.

Elizabeth Hyde receiving two bananasin hospital from the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother during a royal visit in 1943 /PA pics.

Elizabeth Hyde presents the Queen with two bananas /PA pics.

The story is over at Ananova.

Those first must have been Gros Michels?

Update: I just noticed that that woman has not changed her hair since she was four.

I Say He Wins

No complaints for four years. He should keep his castle and his hay bales.

Exotic Dancing

women earning their dowries...Jungle Trader suggests a book be written. I concur, fantastic material for a book.

Here is a gallery of old images by region, National Geographicesque, may be NSFW.


John Cox

Half of the political cartoon duo, he still works his art at his blog:


Sibel Edmonds

Search for her name...This should be staggering, relentless front page news considering what little has led to relentless front page news in the last decade. Grossman testified this week.

I wonder what is true.

A lot of material out there is inextricable from 9-11 crackpottery.

Sadly you would have to be a fool to have confidence in the established media's competence or mere desire to root out facts.

World's Largest

Inhabited building will be called Crystal Island and is to be built in Moscow. Haha sent me here. This Googled up on a search:

Norman Foster Tallest Skyscraper in the World, Crystal Island by Foster and Partners, Crystal Island, The Christmas Tree building, Foster and Partners, Gigantic Crystal Island Building in Moscow, Moscow gears up for world’s tallest building, Foster + Partners, Tallest Building in the World, Tallest

Norman Foster Tallest Skyscraper in the World, Crystal Island by Foster and Partners, Crystal Island, The Christmas Tree building, Foster and Partners, Gigantic Crystal Island Building in Moscow, Moscow gears up for world’s tallest building, Foster + Partners, Tallest Building in the World, Tallest

The images are credited to Skyscrapercity

Inhabited? The Boeing factory in Washington seems to be the largest building which, while occupied, is not a dwelling.

Wikipedia of Largest buildings

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Religion of Pieces

Jimmy noticed a telling calm after a potential imbroglio...

He employs the phrase "Religion of Pieces" to great effect, I think.

He's making the mistake of thinking clearly and expecting others to as well...A painful and persistent handicap, logic is...

Nice Little Blog

I noticed this nice little blog--Nursewithagun--while looking up this amusing piece which was emailed to me.

It led me to this NRA "Black List" of organizations and even celebrities who are anti-gun, or, rather, pro-victim-disarmament. It was near the NRA-ILA widget on the side, and, as you can imagine, the list would have been shorter had they concentrated on pro 2nd Am. celebrities.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

A General Purpose Sort of a Monkey

Don't stop the presses. Not sure why this article made the cut...

via Fark

On the other hand I used to think the FBI had more important monkeys to chase.

This guy was caught with monkeys in his pants.

All Fark, that.

Reminds me of ferret legging.

Japanese Researchers

Wish to fly a paper airplane from the International Space Station.

via DaveBarry

Gen. Butt Naked

Anne Althouse links to this WaPo article on the man's return to Liberia, where he:

'"...could be electrocuted. I could be hanged. I could be given any other punishment," the 37-year-old Blahyi said in a weekend interview following his truth commission appearance last week. "But I think forgiveness and reconciliation is the right way to go.

"I have been looking for an opportunity to tell the true story about my life _ and every time I tell people my story, I feel relieved."

The civil war, which killed an estimated 250,000 people in this nation of 3 million, was characterized by the eating of human hearts and soccer matches played with human skulls. Drugged fighters waltzed into battle wearing women's wigs, flowing gowns and carrying dainty purses stolen from civilians.

Before he led his fighters into battle, wearing only a pair of lace-up boots, Blahyi said he made a human sacrifice to the devil.

The sacrifice was typically "the killing of an innocent child and plucking out the heart which was divided into pieces for us to eat," he told The Associated Press on Saturday. He appeared before the commission Jan. 15 _ and put a figure to his killing spree for the first time.'

Sheesh, those far away places with such compelling cultures never disappoint.

Global Sewage


via Americandigest

"Dark Field"

A new technique improves x-ray quality.

Semtex and cheese, both dangerous in the wrong hands...

Nature)" title="The plastic explosive Semtex and some cheeses absorb X-rays to a similar degree – images that show differences in how they scatter X-rays can be used to tell them apart (Image: Franz Pfeiffer/Nature)">

Nature)" title="The new method could help doctors spot bone fragments that traditional X-rays don't reveal. This chicken wing (right) clearly shows the difference (Image: Franz Pfeiffer/Nature)">

via Coasttocoastam

Coast also links to this Smithsonian article on Absolute Zero efforts up at MIT, and a lengthy WapoMag piece examining that crazy Morgellons fiber disease which may or may not exist. "Depends on who you ask," as Dunlap may say.

Finally they link to this "Supernote" counterfeit article which is interesting.

Elmira Stoveworks

I saw this company in This Old House magazine. The appliances look very nice. This little range is 6k, but delivery is free.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Summer Snap

I spotted this marine cutie back in July. Awesome!!!!

He goes by PJ, not Ishmael!!!!

Air Force


Reagan Jogger

Murdoc, who is a must visit, has a nice photo of the USS Ronald Reagan backdropping a pony tail.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Friday, January 18, 2008

Gray's Sporting Journal

Jack gave me a few back issues. It is a very nice publication.

Sebastian Junger

Has a piece on his time in Afghanistan in Vanity Fair.

via Intel Dump

That's a Christmas

memory those young ones will not forget.


Osprey. Defensetech has been following this animule for a while...I hope it ends up an incredible success...

They mention From the Front, which is worth bookmarking.


Takes the Oxford English Dictionary to school!!! With the term "corcas" (caucus.)

John Leo

Instapundit links to this essay, but the entire site, Minding the Campus, is worth bookmarking.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

87.6 %

Strongly or somewhat agree that the news media attempts to influence public opinion according to a recent poll.

Only 19.6 % could agree that they believe all or most new media reporting.

Wow...The media have no dog in any fight, they are just there to convey facts so we may decide on any matter...what could account for this perception...hmmmmm....I'm stumped. Or maybe I just don't feel like ferreting out all of the links to the biased idiocies which complete the picture of how filthy and traitorous the media has become as the term "self-evident" comes to mind. I like Iowahawk's timeline.

via Instapundit

Northern Owls

HaHa has nice slow motion video of owls grabbing "mices" off of snowy terrain.

Also very dry and funny Bic pen reviews on Amazon here, and simulated color blindness here, with interesting comments. Always go to Haha.

Lastly from Haha they have a video on Wally Wallington, who moves incredibly heavy objects through ingenuity and not heavy machinery. I have seen him before but hadn't thought of it in a long time. Very impressive. Dare I say that space aliens may not be behind Stonehenge and the Pyramids? On the other hand, Jesus displayed some startling abilities.

More Zombies

Over at Blue Crab Boulevard.

You can also find a link there to this fine primer on fallacies.


departure during flyby of the Earth in Quicktime. Very cool. Messenger page here.

via The Corner

also via The Corner the saga of a Scrapbooking Rockstar's downfall. A 2.6 billion dollar industry.


Co-founder dies. Hula-hoops and Frisbees--they were in everyone's lives.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

6,000 Year Old

Tomb carvings discovered in Ireland.

The article refers to this previous find, which includes a photo showing what is clearly an ancient Church Key:

Aerial view of ancient royal temple site in Ireland picture

MacBook Air

It's enticing, beautiful and slim. Still, I would prefer rugged.


I must be hungry. Here are several soup recipes from Yankee magazine. They also have links to and the University of Vermont Center for Sustainable Agriculture.

Molly's French Onion looks tasty:

Yield: 6 servings

My friend Molly Stevens is a great cook, so it makes sense that she's a food writer and cookbook author, too. But she also has an intuitive palate and a breadth of culinary knowledge that knocks me on my ear every time she pulls an arcane fact out of her head or whips up a beautiful meal (which she often does). And she shares. And she learned to cook in France. This recipe is a personal favorite. "Although slicing onions by hand gives you the most consistent and best results," Molly says, "I admit to using a food processor to get through the heaps needed to make this soup." Two more tidbits of advice: "It may seem that you have far too many onions, but don't worry -- they'll cook down to about a quarter of their original volume ... You want the toasts to cover almost all of the surface of the soup, but don't overlap the slices too far or you'll have too much bread."

  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 3 to 3-1/2 pounds (about 6 large) yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons flour
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 8 cups beef or chicken stock (homemade or low-sodium store-bought)
  • 1 parsley sprig
  • 1 thyme sprig
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 baguette, cut into 1/2-inch rounds
  • 1-1/2 cups (about 6 ounces) shredded Gruyère cheese

In a large, wide soup pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook gently, stirring frequently, until onions are very soft and have begun to turn a deep blond shade, about 40 minutes. (It's important to avoid browning them.) Stir in flour and cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Pour in wine and increase heat to medium-high, stirring and scraping the bottom of the pot to loosen any caramelized juices. Cook until liquid is almost completely reduced. Add stock.

Tie herbs together with string or place inside a piece of cheesecloth. Add herb bundle and bring to a simmer. Season lightly with salt and pepper and simmer 20 to 30 minutes. Onions should be soft but not falling apart. (You may make this soup ahead to this point if you like, and hold it for several hours or even a few days before serving.) Just before serving, heat oven to 350 degrees. Arrange baguette slices on oven rack. Toast lightly, 7 to 10 minutes, and set aside. Increase temperature to 450 degrees. Set six ovenproof crocks on a heavy baking sheet, and ladle hot soup into them. (Discard herb bundles.) Float toasts on soup and top each with a handful (1/4 cup) of Gruyère.

Bake until cheese is melted, bubbly, and barely golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Serve immediately when cheese is gooey and crocks are hot.

Logical Extreme

"This is the logical extreme of the identity politics that as (sic) been floating around this country for decades. Every revolution devours its offspring, and it seems the multicultural one does, too."--David Brooks

Would that it were true, but we haven't seen anything yet. What's down the road will render these days as warm and fuzzy and logical by comparison. Considering this "extreme" is fanciful optimism.

via Instapundit


The fairy dust of the food world.

Link goes to video with profanity bleeped.

via Amazon Daily's What's Cooking


Challenge bumper sticker.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Dragon's Blood

Imperiled by goats. Yesterday, and earlier, I linked to an article on Damascus swords and this NY times article from 1981 asserted that an answer had been found then.

"It was in the quenching many believed it acquired magical properties. According to Dr. Helmut Nickel, curator of the Arms and Armor Division of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, legend had it that the best blades were quenched in ''dragon blood.'' In a recent letter to the museum a Pakistani told of a sword held in his family for many generations, quenched by its Afghan makers in donkey urine. Some medieval smiths recommended the urine of redheaded boys or that from a ''three-year-old goat fed only ferns for three days.'"

Well they go on to suggest quenching the material in the blood of a human as well...and on into the science.

But the goats seem to have become a theme...

New Night

vision. Here is a nice little overview of the history of such devices. I did not know they go back to WWII.

Wife Gives

Blood and saves marriage, that's heartwarming.

via Jungletrader

If that situation is not ethically convoluted enough then here is a whopper, also involving a wife.

Oscar Pistorious

The double amputee will not be allowed to compete in Beijing because of the unnatural advantage afforded by the prosthetics.

Via Instapundit/Althouse

Previous post here.


is making a comeback.

Previous plague post here.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Wascally Wabbit

This image at Freemarket evokes Loony Toons memories. Here is a classic:

Clamato Juice

and beer, ready to serve. Adam has discovered a real stomach churner.


Levant and liberal fascism in Canada is rightly getting much notice all over, or almost all over. Not so much in the MSM.

'Civilization Costs Something'

Says Deval Patrick.

Yes, it costs more and more and more...with no end in sight. Why, they've raised state income taxes nearby despite a surplus in tax revenues. Those were the necessary and temporary income taxes that surely will also be repealed.

Look for the illegals to be given driver's licenses very soon in that now wretched state which once rang out the shot heard round the world.

Samizdata also links to Ezra's site in the above post and to this interesting quote regarding change in the music business.

Filipino Monkey

More on the Navy and those Iranian boats in the Strait of Hormuz.

Also at In From the Cold: I was unaware of Philip Agee and what a foul example of a traitor he had been.


Is taking over the thermostats in the state.

No, really.


Dinosaur tracks.

via American Digest

Previous post on Dino Tracks

American Digest also links to this article suggesting that Damascus swords had carbon nanotubes.

For a last American Digest link they send us to this two part essay on relativism containing this great General Charles James Napier quote:

You say that it is your custom to burn widows. Very well. We also have a custom: when men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them. Build your funeral pyre; beside it, my carpenters will build a gallows. You may follow your custom. And then we will follow ours.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Lots of Easter Egging

and self referencing by Pixar detailed here. The animation thing is a myth, the films are all live action and the items are all borrowed from the same digital catalogue--er--prop house.


Death Valley

and it's fish.

Serial Killer

Did she fake her own death in 1908?

Saw this on Sciencedaily forgot it but saw it today at Coasttocoast, which just proves you should always go to Coasttocoast

So where

is this Illegal now? This pretty thoroughly encapsulates all that is wrong with the courts, lawyers, politicians, advocacy groups, our country and the media and the Boomer generation, amongst others.

Operation Wetback occured 50 years ago.

via Boortz


for your health.

Ofcourse there's always mud to eat, or Geophagy.

Tiger Update

NatGeo on tiger leaps.

Previous post on tigers.

Thursday, January 10, 2008


gets hit by lightning in this quick video.


are no longer decaying in many German graveyards."

via Coasttocoast

Coast also links to this article on witching wells. A friend mentioned that he has watched divining being used to locate gas lines.

CIA Blunder

This is a travesty and a fiasco.

Sounds Like

prejudice to me: "Another suburban kid who was raised to score high on tests doesn’t add all that much to the mix."

He also says "One of the things social scientists do is create math models to prove our theories." I find the wording revealing.

The Times also has this article on fever mitigating autism symptoms.

Solar Cycle 24

Is arriving and will affect GPS along with the normal disruptions.

They also have a video on the extreme weather up in Denali and this article about blind cave fish having sighted offspring in one generation.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Extreme Brews

Paddy sent this link to a NYTimes story on some American Beers. They are delicious. Have I had Moylan's? Hmmmm, I don't believe I have had the Gordon from Oskar Blues, though I have had Dale's Pale Ale. Gordon is named after this brewing piloting fire fighting hero...


Jimmy posts more photos of his Rosebowl adventure...

Eager Useful

Idiots. Columbia profs and deans trekking to Iran to apologize.

via Boortz


Someone with some useful information viz a viz Zombies. A concerned individual using the sobriquet "getoffmylawn" directs us towards ZombieSquad, and indicates a look at the forum is in order. Thank you!!! We are all far far behind on this important matter!

Zombies (don't know why that second post pops up under the search) and more Zombies!!

Radio would think New Hampshire was the only thing on Earth to have occurred in the last several days were you only to listen to those worthless Kroc-suckers at NPR. All that and still they take money out of my paycheck against my will.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Gun Camera

Interesting angle up at Liveleak:

Train Video

Very stupid way to spend a couple of minutes, both filming it and watching.

Fewer Gun Deaths

with more carry permits in Michigan.

via Instapundit

"Poo Chute"

well used by climbers and "snow holers."

via Dave Barry

He also links to this Sperm Whale Tooth Rustler story--he was foiled.

They are available, scrimshawed, from Ancient Ivories.

Here is another tooth trafficking scandal involving a Whaling Village director.

New Hampshire

Is all over the news...I can't tell one of those worthless monkeys from the other, politics is a cesspool.

New Hampshire, a giant eight foot mystery monkey and September 11 make a lot of food for thought on a day like today.

"Unemployed to Sterilize Monkeys"--alas this is from India upon closer inspection. I was almost encouraged for a moment.

That last via DaveBarry

North America's

only poisonous mammal. The short tailed shrew..."Botox or Shrew Spit?"

Critter's Range.

Video Clip

Scene from "The Killer Shrews" epic film above, which was sent up by Mystery Science Theater 3000, click on the monster to view.

Clip via

Monday, January 7, 2008

Baby Mammoth

Deep freeze: this mammoth calf, standing 4ft 3in tall and weighing

110lb (7st 8lb), still had some tufts of her woolly coat attached when she was

unearthed in Siberia

People have found a fantastically preserved baby Woolly Mammoth. What surprised me was the reference to Wrangel Island. I had always thought that Mammoths died out 10,000 years ago, but they were alive as recently as 2000 b.c., or 1700 if you believe the Wiki reference.


Frozen and falling from the trees in Fla.

via Boortz

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Kitchen Myths?

You be the judge.


Haha also links to these artists. I have seen people working hard with fantastic results on the same matters locally.

Lasers That Will Light a Match

I mentioned this some time ago, more than once maybe, the subject came up again today. Watch the DIY video. It looks like fun, there must be a couple of dvd burners getting thrown out somewhere, if anyone's throwing one out please let me know. Popping baloons and lighting matches with your own personal laser beam!! Why return to Earth (careful, opens with musical fanfare) Mr. Gordon???

I have been having trouble trying to embed the video dangit!!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

No Pasaran

has a lovely icey photo linked, so if you love weather photos or ice or light houses you should click!

Seven Posts

Holy Cats!!! Jimmy said he would post and has not disappointed. I have just bopped over and saw the number seven and jumped back to let any wanderers know!!

Now I am going over there to check it all out, go go Rosebowl Jimbo!!

Ski Slopes

and speed cameras. I know that there is a site cataloging the destruction of these devices, gatsos, which saturate England, but I wonder when people will really respond? When will those forming these policies really, on a visceral level, have to be concerned?

first link Drudge

Friday, January 4, 2008


Darpa and nasal spray. I'm talking about Orexin A, and the 'A' doesn't stand for apnea! What could go wrong? Pretty cool though...via Coast to Coast

Ken Alibek wrote a book called Biohazard which was very interesting and he mentioned peptides and emotional reactions viz a viz Soviet research in a chilling second hand fashion...

Bill Patrick is interesting, though this shouldn't have become a bioweapon post...


are here. The comments include quite recent testimonials.


I will be posting much more very soon. The Journal of Hispanic Ufology is always there, however, and they seem to be doing the work we won't!!!--er, but in Spain and Central and South America!!!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

American Chestnut

and transgenic debate, via SciTech Daily.

Wikipedia American Chestnut link. -- many links.

American Chestnut Foundation
--they give away seedlings on an annual basis I believe but you can order them here any time.

Good News!!

Growing Chestnuts found in Ga.

This Live Science article has a recent date but it seems like this NPR report from longer ago. Must have been very cool for that fellow.

Jimmy's Back

and has begun laying down the history of Mission Rosebowl!!

When Tigers Attack!!

Jungle trader links to this article which suggests that SF zoo staff knew for years that the tiger enclosure was merely an illusion...

He also has a link to this video of a startling tiger attack upon a riding mahout. For the squeamish here is a link to the story, the individuals are attempting to sedate the beast. Jungle Trader is an excellent stop. This is impressive:

“It all happened in a few seconds and before we knew what both Bodo and the guard had fallen down,” Dr Choudhary narrated. What now happened was even more amazing. As the tigress landed on the ground Joymala quickly pinned her down with her left fore foot and tried to control it with its trunk. The tigress struggled under this weight for at least half a minute roaring, as other people in the vicinity shouted and fired shots in the air. In this commotion another attempt was made to dart it, but even this shot was off the mark. The tigress finally struggled loose and ran away."

Also instapundit links to this spot which makes reference to Kipling living in Vermont. I had no idea he wrote The Jungle Books while in New England!! (Obligatory Twain/Hartford link here.)

Wednesday, January 2, 2008


Museum. Paddy sent the link.