Archive for May, 2010

Wildlife Photography, By Wildlife: Octopus Steals Camera

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Two Haiku Movie Review: Iron Man 2

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Iron Man 2

Iron Man 2

Glad it’s not 3-D:
Mickey Rourke’s face is too much;
like “Mask” with tattoos.

Robots and lasers
and Samuel L. Jackson!
Shitloads of ’splosions!

BPOW: Bacon Gelato

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Bacon Gelato

Attention all bacon enthusiasts . . .
It is so much more awesome than it sounds: BACON GELATO.

Featured at the “British Bankers Club” in Menlo Park, CA.

Caramel gelato, candied pecan bits, and smokey maroon pieces of bacon.

It is actually the perfect combination: pleasant caramel vanilla start, subtle texture of the candied pecan, awesome chewy bits of bacon, and the finish is the lasting smokey flavor of bacon with the sweet caramel notes.

To Keep Out American A$$holes . . .

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Mexico Builds Border Wall To Keep Out U.S. Assholes

Got a Case of the Mondays? Here’s Your Cure:

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Nothing like seeing people get shot in the face with cupcakes in ultra slow-mo to make you realize your Monday didn’t really suck that bad:

(via Dr. Bongardfollow this dude on Twitter if you’re not already!)

Very Old Life

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

Meet some of the most ancient living species on the planet: Triops.

Triops World
(photo: Triops World)

The order of life they belong to, Notostraca, has been on the planet since the Upper Cambrian Era (542 million years ago), and at least one species of Triops, Triops cancriformis, has remained unchanged since the Upper Triassic (220 million years ago).

These ancient creatures, often called “Tadpole Shrimp,” are siblings to modern crustaceans (crabs, lobsters, shrimp). They are incredibly resilient: their eggs can withstand drought, can survive dried for 25 years, and can survive temperatures of 176ºF. Some species of Triops are exclusively female – bearing “hermaphroditic” glands which allow them to self-fertilize. Oddity Bonus Round: they are called “Triops” because they have three eyes – two compound eyes near the front of their heads, and a third central “naupliar” eye which allows them to detect light overhead.

There are a number of Triops science kits available, where these amazing creatures can be grown similarly to “Sea Monkeys.” I have recently purchased a kit and I will be posting the results of the Blogadilla Triops Research Laboratory on our site, stay tuned.

Third Eye Bonus Round:
• The awesome Taiwanese site “Triops World.”
• A recent giant (8 in) species of Triops found in the Ukraine: LINK.

BPOW: Bacon Tuxedo

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

The next Bacon Product of the “Week” might just be my favorite of all time. From power-Dilla-reader Isabelle comes the Bacon Tuxedo. Feast your eyes:

Yeah, I know you want to buy this and wear it to work– I might. Purchase this meat spectacle from Archie McPhee, for the low low price of $99.95.