Sun Halo – May 4, 2011

Spotted a halo around the sun on May 4th. I’ve seen them around a full moon before, but not around the sun. By obscuring the sun with my hand or my index finger I was able to shoot some reasonably good photos of the phenomenon. 22° halo is a halo, one type of optical phenomenon, […]

Diorarium

When I picked Cynthia up from work on Monday she was carrying an empty 40oz plastic pretzel jar. I asked her what it was for and she proudly announced that she was going to make a terrarium out of it. As we drove home we talked about the project and I suggested getting a lizard […]

Arc Attack

The main thing I wanted to see at the Gloworama event was one of the performances by Arc Attack. Imagine two custom engineered hand built Tesla Coils that throw out electrical arcs up to twelve feet long, each one acting as an instrument with a sound reminiscent of the early days of the synthesizer. Each […]

Shiny Euros

Close Shiny Euros We have received our travelin’ Euros for the upcoming trip. I love the colour of European money. The holograms are so pretty. It’s like play money in that it doesn’t look real, but it also evokes the passion I associate with travel. Having Euros in hand makes the whole thing more “real”, […]

Uh…

Found @ Walmart Canada. Close *EDIT* To be fair, this was likely accomplished by manipulating the image ID in the URL and was never posted like this on the actual Walmart site. Still, bad webmastering exploited in such a manner is rather humorous. Much like when someone hotlinks to your hosted image and you just […]

Who are you to resist?

A Message From Clear Channel Communications *Photo by Jennifer Lynn Vandalism? Art? Who knows. Evidence suggests that the billboard modification was performed by someone who goes by the moniker give up.

Wake n’ Bacon

Via mathlete.com What: An alarm clock that wakes you up with the smell and sizzle of cooking bacon. WHY: No one likes to wake up, especially by an alarm. This clock gently wakes you up with the mouthwatering aroma of bacon, just like waking up on a Sunday morning to the smell of Mom cooking […]

Nice Pants

New Flint Police Chief David Dicks orders police to crack down on sagging pants I only recently learned that the sagging pants phenomenon has it’s origins in the American penal system. Prisoners combined one size fits all pants with the “no belts” policy of prisons to come up with this little bit of gangster chic. […]

100 Years Ago Today

Today is the 100th anniversary of the explosion that flattened some 500,000 acres of Siberian forest near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River on June 30, 1908 Commonly referred to as the “Tunguska Event” it is widely accepted that the explosion was the result of an air burst of a large meteoroid or comet fragment at an […]

1978 Czech song Jozin z Bazin

Apparently this song is all the rage in Poland right now and totally worth watching from beginning to end…. The Lyrics in English I drive Skoda 100 to camp here on OrawaSo I hurry, take a risk – go through MorawaThe monster lives there, comes out of the bogEats mostly Prague citizen, its name is […]