Check out the Tree-Kangaroo, man. So cute it hurts. Tree-kangaroos are a lot like regular kangaroos, except they’re twice as fluffy, and almost resemble small tree-dwelling bears. Found mostly in Australia and New Guinea, they are elusive as hell and little is known about their behavior. Though exact population numbers are currently unknown, Tree-Kangaroos face the constant threat of hunting and habitat destruction because, you know, humans are assholes. Anywho, Tree-Kangaroo.

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Ever find an old photo and think, “Holy shit, grandma was hot!” Yep, we always seem to think of our parents and grandparents as old, but they too had their heyday. What follows is photographic proof of that, along with comments by people who found them. Check it out, and click on the photo to read the caption.

This Picture Was Next To My Grandmother’s Coffin At Her Funeral

 

Yikes.

God help these glorious animals.

So batshit crazy Charles Manson died at 83 on Sunday after spending 46-years behind bars for the murders of Sharon Tate and six others. Welcome to hell, Charlie.

Anyway, the murders were absolutely terrifying, and if you’ve ever read the book “Helter Skelter” you’ll know why. Chills, man.

Manson, who was once labeled by Rolling Stone as “the most dangerous man alive”, won’t be missed by many. However, for “Breaking Bad” and “Malcom in the Middle” actor Bryan Cranston, the death of the madman caused him to recall a chilling childhood memory.

“Hearing Charles Manson was dead, I shuddered,” Cranston told radio host Dan Patrick. “I was within his grasp just 1-year before he committed the brutal murders in 1969.”

“I didn’t actually meet him,” Cranston said, but he explained he was in very close proximity to him. “Where I grew up in the San Fernando Valley there was an area called Santa Susana Pass that goes from one valley to another. In the middle of this pass was the Spahn Ranch, where they rented horses.”

Cranston went on to say that he and his cousin were renting horses when someone yelled, “Charlie’s on the hill!” People then took off on their horses.
Not knowing what was going on, Cranston and his cousin got on their horses and began riding. Then, about a half hour later, they saw a trail of horses coming toward them.

“In the middle of the pack was a guy holding the reins of the horse behind him,” Cranston recalled. “On the horse behind him was this little bearded guy with big, dead eyes and wild hair.”

The cousins passed Manson, looking at him, but Manson didn’t look over at them. They simply realized that must be the “Charlie” everyone was talking about.

It wasn’t until a year later, when they saw his picture in the paper after the murders, they realized that was the man they saw.

And that, my friends, was a close encounter of a terrifying kind.

Perfect in so many ways. The timing, the reaction of the camera people, everything. And poor Atlanta. First they blow a 28-3 lead against New England in the Super Bowl and now this. City just keeps getting hammered from all angles. Sad really.

PS- Who sets up a camera on the wrong side of the street? Come on Weather Channel. That’s just awful.

Nature, man. Just full of surprises and doin’ it up big per usual. Surprise a minute and I love it. That said, see how many of these amazing facts:

  • A blue whale can make a fart bubble so big that a horse could fit inside it. On a related note, that would really suck for the horse.
  • Sloths poop about once a week and it is massive, up to 1/3 its body weight. Think Uncle Roger at Thanksgiving. Because they’re vulnerable to predators at this time, up to 50% of sloths deaths occur while they’re doing #2.
  • A female wallaby, while running from a predator, will toss her joey from her pouch to reduce her weight as well as to give her pursuer something to snack on. That’s cold, man.
  • Crows will remember individual human faces for their entire lives.
  • An armadillo’s armor is so thick that a bullet once bounced off it and hit the person who fired it. Karma to the max.
  • Female ferrets in heat will die if they don’t get laid.
  • Dolphins can identify humans by checking our skeleton structure through their sonar. They’ve also helped shipwrecked victims by fighting off sharks, because they’re badass.
  • Iceland has no mosquitos.
  • Baby elephants suck on their trunks for comfort, just like human babies suck on their thumbs.
  • Research has shown that dogs appreciate music and have their own musical preference. I know this to be true because my dog Sparky hates Taylor Swift.
  • Male giraffes court other males more often than females, and 94% of giraffe sex takes place between dudes.
  • Kinkajous have the ability to turn their feet around and run just as quickly backwards as they do forwards.
  • When male honey bees mate, their penises explode and they die. During the queens nuptial flight, she’ll have sex with about a dozen males and leave a trail of their dead, penisless corpses in her wake. How romantic.
  • Daddy Long Legs predate the dinosaurs.

See? Guarantee you didn’t know at least some of those. You’re welcome.

Ladies and gentlemen, few things make me happier than seeing a bullfighter gored by a bull. However, one of those things is seeing a bullfighter gored directly in the junk. Job well done bull. Well done indeed.

Listen, having my life threatened because of something I’ve written isn’t new. I’ve been threatened by angry clowns, Nazis, racist rednecks, a crazy lady stalker and even an angry mother of a high school bowler from Cincinnati. Still, this latest threat has me a little flummoxed. See, a few weeks ago I wrote a little something called Do you know a psychopath? which I thought was a fairly innocuous piece about, well, psychopaths. Anyway, a couple days later I received this little missive from some nutjob who has to be out of his gourd. I shall break it down as we go:

YOU, personally, really should weigh your words SERIOUSLY. I strongly advise you to delete this written defamation of a huge group of people who do not take slander and character assassination like this easily.

Well, I sort of assumed psychopaths would not take things lightly, so this part doesn’t surprise me a bit. Psychopaths, man. Thin-skinned like you read about.

I do not know which organization you have got to back you up, but if you do not care about lawsuits in the multi-million dollar range, fine, just keep on doing what you are doing.

HA! First off, these people have no idea what organization I have backing me up, and if they did they’d back off in a heartbeat. Let’s just say The Black Wave has my back.

Bad. Ass.

If you DO care about spending x-amounts of money to try and defend this CLEARLY written libel, then take my advice – DELETE. Your post is now officially been copied and screen-shotted and digitally stored for later use and evidence. This is just a warning. Delete or pay the consequences either monetarily or physically.

Whoa, can you say dark turn? But listen, any threatening letter writer that uses the word screen-shotted is alright by me. Hell, I’m not even mad. That’s amazing.

We are Antifa, we do not forget.

Wait. What? Who? Antifa? The anti-fascist group? Has this psychopath even read my website? Hell, I’m practically Antifa myself, man. C’mon Antifa. You’re better’n ‘at.

Note: No way somebody from Antifa wrote this. Has to be a lone wolf psychopath dude. I’m not rich so a lawsuit means nothing to me, and I ran the IP address and it originated from Arlington, Virginia. That would be a what, a 7-hour drive to kill me? To be safe, Sparky and I shall be on high alert for a few days. Such is the life of a world-famous blogger.

 

Julius Caesar too. And Socrates. And Plato. Hell, even Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Beethoven.  But you get the point. There’s a solid chance the water coming out of your faucet or inside that bottle you bought contains molecules that all those people drank. Yes kids, Cleopatra may have sipped that very same water from the Nile back in 33 BC. How in the hell, you ask? Read on . . .

Here’s the dilly. The water on our Earth today is the same water that’s been here for nearly 5-billion years. Only a teeny-tiny bit has escaped out into space, and as far as we know new water hasn’t formed either.

What does that mean? It means there’s a very high chance the water in your glass is what thirsty dinosaurs were gulping about 65-million years ago.

It’s possible that you could drink the same water as a T-Rex or any of those historical figures I mentioned above because of the way water circulates around our planet. You and I are actually part of this water cycle, too.

Here’s what happens. As water on the surface of lakes, oceans, and rivers warms up, it travels into the sky as very tiny droplets, or vapor. When the water vapor gets colder, it turns back to liquid to help form clouds.

When the liquid gets so heavy it can’t stay in the atmosphere anymore, it falls as rain, snow, sleet, hail, or my personal favorite, graupel.* Once the precipitation reaches the ground or lands in lakes, oceans, and rivers, the cycle continues.

*Graupel is snow pellets or soft hail. Feel free to drop that word on your friends this winter.

See, the earth is a closed system with finite resources, and one of those resources is water. That means we don’t get new water or lose water on average; instead, like I said, it mixes and recycles. The same is somewhat true for air, and most everything else on earth, although each substance is different.

This next part is sort of complicated, and since I had to read it 7-times to understand it, you might have to read it twice. From Scientific American:

Water is a chemical substance with a chemical formula of H2O, meaning that its molecule contains one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms connected by covalent bonds. People drink an average amount of 2-quarts of water a day.
Each quart of water contains 3.1634653 x 10^24th power of molecules. Thusly, if a person lives for 75-years, we can calculate them needing roughly 365 x 75 x 2=54,750 quarts of water over their lifetime. That means the average person drinks roughly 54,750 x 3.1634653 x 10^24th power of molecules in their lifetime. There are about 326-million trillion gallons of fresh water on Earth. We have approximately 4.72 X 10^46 molecules of fresh water in total. Thus, there is a fair chance you shared water molecule or two with the Dinosaurs, Jesus, Buddha, Confucius, Julius Caesar, Socrates, or any other human or animal that drank water in history.

So there you go. Interesting stuff, amirite?

Fun Fact: Less than 3% of all the water on Earth is fresh water, the kind we drink. Although you might think that most of the fresh water on Earth is found in lakes and rivers, only a small fraction can be found in these places. Most of the fresh water is frozen in polar ice caps and glaciers. The rest exists in the atmosphere as gas or clouds, or is underground.

Every autumn, millions of Monarch butterflies migrate nearly 3,000 miles from their breeding grounds to spend winter in Mexico. What you see here are trees covered with them. The stick together like this for protection. Cool stuff.

Progress can be a real pain in the ass, ya know? Especially when developers are constructing giant skyscrapers all up in your business and whatnot. And even though the big boys are throwing money at you left and right in an effort to get you to sell, sometimes folks just don’t wanna leave the old homestead. What follows are some of the most stubborn, hard-headed badasses that refused to cave in to big business. And you know what? You can’t help but respect them. Take a look:

Let’s start with Miss Edith Macefield, who refused to sell her humble abode even though she was offered a cool $1,000,000 for it. Fun fact: This house was the inspiration for the movie “Up”. Cool.

Next up we have some dude named Randal Acker. Randall refused to sell his little house in downtown Portland so they built a huge Portland State University Residence Hall around it. Crazy stuff.

Here’s a couple homeowners who stood strong as some jackass developers built around them. Doesn’t look like they have much of a backyard.

Check out this one in Melbourne, Australia. It was actually protected by the government so it was incorporated into the design of the new building. Crazy, man.

Here’s one from Guangzhou, where the authorities had to build the highway around some buildings because three families wouldn’t move. Impressive.

Finally, we have this gem. The house was a duplex in Toronto and one owner wanted to sell, the other not so much. Incredibly, this is the end result.

Best flight ever.

Jeebus.

Well, I see the plan to wipe out the human element in the workforce is almost complete. As soon as these things become self-aware they’ll organize an army and destroy us all. Seriously, with all the politically correct crap going on these days I can see these robots patrolling the streets monitoring hate speech and trigger words and whatnot. Every time “Trump” and “hate” are uttered in the same sentence one of these dudes will staring you straight in the grillmix. Terrifying really.

PS- Robot tipping will be a thing in the future. Write it down.

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So mega-rich former Hollywood producer, banker and current US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin posed with his trophy wife and a sheet of money, presumably because he’s excited to see his signature on a dollar bill, but hey, who wouldn’t be? Anyway, the worldwide interweb is having some fun with the photos. First, check out the pics:

Now, the comments:

“Picking out wallpaper for the cognac swirling room.”

“Only way this could be worse would be if Linton and Mnuchin were lighting cigars with flaming dollar bills.”

“You cannot parody these folks.”

“Why are they dressed like Bond villains?”

“Just a friendly reminder that the GOP wants to raise taxes on the middle class & take health insurance away from millions of Americans so people like Louise Linton and Steven Mnuchin can get a tax cut.”

“Me at Chipotle when the tell me the guac is extra.”

Good stuff. And it’s also comforting to know that some women are attracted to a man’s personality and not his bank account.

PS- Kidding. She’s totally attracted to his bank account.

Like owning a flying car or everyone soaring around with jetpacks, floating cities and underwater cities have been talked about for years. Well, looks like the first floating city will arrive in 2020. Read on . . .

The concept of floating cities may sound like something from a science fiction novel, but it could become a reality by 2020. Seasteading Institute, a San Francisco-based nonprofit has been developing this idea since the foundation of the organization in 2008, and it has reached an agreement with the government of French Polynesia to begin testing in its waters.
“If you could have a floating city, it would essentially be a start-up country,” Joe Quirk, the president of the Seasteading Institute told the New York Times. “We can create a huge diversity of governments for a huge diversity of people.” The community in question should consist of about a dozen structures, including homes, hotels, offices, and restaurants. Engineers and architects have already visited an undisclosed location where the project should emerge. The main aim of the idea is to “liberate humanity from politicians” and “rewrite the rules that govern society”.

Liberate schmiberate. How hard would it be to conquer a floating city? Please. Just send some Navy Seals under the place and harpoon the hell out of the place. Seriously, I like the concept but I’d build it as a resort or something and charge rich people a gazillion bucks to visit. Anywho, take a look:

This reminds me of a story involving my son, which I shall not recount here. Anyway, enjoy . . .

PIX11 — An online worksheet that was never meant for children has parents at one Virginia middle school furious after a teacher mistakenly passed it out to the class, according to WTVR. A teacher at Carter G. Woodson Middle School assigned the “Family Quiz” worksheet Friday in a Family & Consumer Sciences class, according to parents.

Oh boy. First, let’s take a gander at the worksheet? How bad could it be? I mean really?

Well hell. How bad could it be? I guess the answer is pretty bad. It really took a left turn there on 17 through 20, amirite? And “boy toy” and “trophy wife” really takes it to another level, man. But honestly, who downloads a test and passes it out without, you know, looking it over first? Good God.

PS- Kudos to the kid that took this test. Nailed it.

PPS- Love the family dog at the top of the test. Cool.

I know, I’ve written about Coconut Crabs before. Supposedly they’re harmless but now we’re getting conflicting reports that they may or may not have eaten Amelia Earhart alive. Damn that’s terrifying. It all started when somebody posted a video of one of these bad boys eating a goddamn freaking seagull and it’s grown from there. The Coconut Crab is a species of Terrestrial Hermit Crab, also known as the Robber Crab or Palm Thief. It is the largest land-living arthropod in the world and is at the upper size limit for terrestrial animals with exoskeletons in recent times. They can weigh of up to 9.0 pounds and can grow to up to 3 1/2 feet in length from leg to leg. Anywho, Coconut Crab.

Check out that Sea Squirt, man. Dude looks like a clown’s heart or something. The Sea Squirt, also known as a Tunicate, usually live as solitary individuals but sometimes become colonies, each unit being known as a Zooid which sounds cool as hell. They are basically marine filter feeders with a water-filled, sac-like body structure and two tubular openings, known as siphons, through which they draw in and expel water, but of course you knew that. Most adult Sea Squirts are permanently attached to rocks or other hard surfaces on the ocean floor. Anywho, Sea Squirt.

 

Source
A security guard nearly lost an arm in a brutal battle with a 25-ft python – which was later chopped up and fried by hungry Indonesian villagers. Robert Nababan crossed paths with the giant creature while patrolling an oil palm plantation in the remote Batang Gansal subdistrict of Sumatra island. Police say the 37-year-old tried to catch the giant python and stuff it in a gunny sack. But the huge serpent fought back and bit him on his left arm, nearly severing it from his body.

There’s one thing that stands out to me regarding this story, and that is the fact that Robert Nataban saw a 25-foot python while patrolling a oil palm plantation and proceeded to try and catch it and stuff it into a gunny sack. What the hell, man? I searched up “gunny sack” on the Goggle and here’s what came up:

How in the hell did Robert Nataban think he was going to stuff that monster into that tiny sack? Dude either has balls the size of basketballs or a brain the size of a BB. Good God man. Any normal human being would have taken one look at that slithering reptilian beast and run for his life. Instead, Robert Nataban tries to be a badass and ends up with his arm nearly severed from his body. There are some wild shenanigans going on over there in the Batang Gansal subdistrict of Sumatra Island, lemme tell ya.

PS- The fact that this snake was chopped up, fried and eaten by the villagers is so Indonesia it hurts.

A few blogs ago I posted some photos of lynxes. Love me some lynxes, man. Just non-stop frolicking and rough-housing like you read about. That said, although I love animals this doesn’t look safe. I’d be worried that lynx would suddenly go all feral on that baby and give it a 7-second mauling before I could intervene. Don’t mess with mother nature, man.

Hey, let’s give these folks a break. They didn’t know asbestos, DDT, cigarettes, and eating butter like you’d eat a Milky Way could kill you. They were also a little slow in the uptake with the “women being equal” thing. Pretty funny to look back and see how much times have changed.

This is not misogynistic at all, other than in every way possible. I bet Trump makes this acceptable again.

I have no idea what this means and I have no desire to find out. I do prefer my Mimsys clean though. I think.

This was used in many a building back in the day until we figured out it also caused cancer. Good times.

We know now that DDT can cause a malady of problems, like cancer, and can even lead to Alzheimer’s. Oops?

One of my very sick players did this before a game years ago. It worked.

For you youngbloods out there, cigarettes actually used to be recommended by doctors for pregnant women. True story.

This one actually was ahead of its time, amirite?

Hey, I ain’t mad at them. This is exactly the way I ate butter as a kid.

Because nothing says “Let’s Party” like getting your 8-year old daughter sauced.

Good stuff.

By swimming in a tight, coordinated school, the Mackerel confuse their predators, the Striped European Barracudas and Bluefish. Diabolical move.