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)