August 21, 2017

Total eclipse horizon panorama

Casper, WY

August 20, 2017

Data of the moment

1.1 billion people defecate in the open around the world.

60% of those live in India.

-- BBC

Quote of the moment

"if you fancy yourself a one in a million kind of person, statistically there are over 7000 people just like you."

-- sign in front of Boomer's BBQ; Laramie, WY

August 19, 2017

Quote of the moment

"don't be afraid to live a little, a lot."

-- Noosa yogurt wrapper

August 09, 2017

Quote of the moment

"Chicken tenders are like subatomic particles: They change nature in context. They are an appetizer in any restaurant that has more than one television above the bar."

-- John Hodgman

Quote of the moment

"articulating negative feelings with tact is a task most often assigned to those whose feelings are assumed to be trivial."

-- maya binyam

Datum of the moment

An average of 37 children die each year in hot cars in the US.

August 05, 2017

Quote of the moment

I am young, so I can learn to think like an Alien.

-- Jack Davis in his NASA application for Planetary Protection Officer

August 04, 2017

Headline of the moment

Google's next Pixel might look a lot like the old one

August 03, 2017

Trivium of the moment

More human disease genes have been found in UT than anywhere else in the world.


Quote of the moment

"we now know that most people are walking around with at least one lethal recessive mutation (one that would kill us before we reach reproductive age) in their genome, around the same number as in fruit flies."

Datum of the moment

in Asia, 1 in 12.5 men are direct descendants of Genghis Khan .

-- BBC

Trivium of the moment

about half the world's population lives on less than $3 per day.

August 02, 2017

Quote of moment

He sang in those mountains by a bonfire, old songs written by broken men in love with their own vanishing nature. 

-- Patti Smith on Sam Shepard

Headline of the moment

Denver police investigate after decomposing body found in apartment elevator shaft

July 31, 2017

Headline of the moment

Airport worker punches Easyjet passenger holding a baby

July 29, 2017

Headline of the moment


(This actually rivals one of my favorite weekly world news headlines

"Clone of Elvis found on Mars -- and it's a woman!")

Quote of the moment

"Washington is a place where a meeting is seen as an accomplishment. New York is a place where a fistfight is seen as an outcome."

-- Hank Sheinkopf

July 26, 2017

Pic of the moment

(from the Dear Hunter's yard in MI)

July 24, 2017

Headline of the moment

Michael Phelps 'Raced' a 'Shark,' Kind Of. Not Really.

-- New York Times
(The slow/funny news division I assume.)