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.)

July 22, 2017

Pic of the moment

Taken (and sent to me) by the flyer.

July 20, 2017

Quote of the moment

It took three shots to drop the hog, Seago said, and he later weighed it on scales at a peanut company.

Quote of the moment

The winner of a sprint is not the person speeding up the fastest at the end but slowing down the slowest.

-- Jere Longman

July 16, 2017

Quote of the moment

There's a saying in boxing that every great champion has one great fight left in them. 

-- Greg Couch

July 13, 2017

"I saw what you did there" of the moment

An article about a man trapped in Texas cash machine...

... Includes the phrase, "Police thought it a hoax before kicking in a door to withdraw him."

The article doesn't say anything about whether they got a receipt on the transaction, nor what the remaining stockpile of men trapped in the cash machine might be.

July 10, 2017

Headline of the moment

Camping teen awakens to 'crunching sound' as bear bites his head

July 07, 2017

Headline of the moment

What was Mike Pence touching at NASA and is it okay?

Iceberg naming conventions

This from the BBC:

′• Icebergs are blocks of ice that cover at least 500 sq m

• Any smaller and they are called "growlers" or "bergy bits"

• The US National Ice Center runs the naming system for bergs 

• It divides Antarctica into quadrants - A,B, C and D

• Larsen icebergs get an "A" designation when they calve

• They also get the next number in the sequence of sightings

July 04, 2017

Quote of the moment

"[Mark Cavendish] also suffered a badly cut finger, other scrapes, and a possible head injury after the wheels of another rider's bicycle rolled over his face while he was down.

-- Marissa Payne for the Boston Globe

Headline of the moment

Zelda's Labyrinths Are Some Bullshit

-- Kotaku.com

July 03, 2017

Underside of the bean

Chicago, IL.

(Photo courtesy of the flyer)

June 30, 2017

Headline of the moment

NASA promises there aren't any child slaves on Mars

Quote of moment

'Flaccid' is not a good word to associate with sausage, but that's what [this one] is.

-- Sam Sifton

June 29, 2017

Headline of the moment

He thought a book would stop a bullet and make him a YouTube star. Now he's dead.


June 26, 2017

Headline of the moment

2 dead, 3rd shot in head after dominoes game in Las Vegas

June 25, 2017

Headline of the moment

California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake

-- ABCnews.com

Quote (and trivium) of the moment

 Some Italians are superstitious about Friday the 17th because rearranging the Roman numeral XVII can create the word "VIXI"—translated from Latin to mean "my life is over."

-- Jaclyn Skurie

June 24, 2017

quote of the moment

"Dismember victim in kiddie pool. Cook body parts in microwave. Stuff parts in garbage disposal. Be patient."

-- Sonny Franzese, on how to dispose of a human body

June 23, 2017

Trivium of the moment

The Mars orbiter has done over 50K orbits to date.