Humans discover a living sample taken from the surface of Mars in the new science fiction thriller “Life.” The film is set on the International Space Station after the team of astronauts recover the sample from a Mars probe, but the exciting discovery quickly turns dangerous and threatens the lives of everyone on Earth. “Life” tells the story of the six-member crew of the International Space Station that is on the cutting edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As the crew begins to conduct research, their methods end up having unintended consequences and the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected.
The couple had been happily married for 50 years. The husband contacted the newspaper regarding an obituary. When informed of the cost, the man uttered, in true Yorkshire fashion, “HOW bloody much?…
Made me laugh out loud.
A big city lawyer went duck hunting in rural North Wairarapa. N.Z. He shot and dropped a bird, but it fell into a farmer’s field on the other side of a fence.
As the lawyer climbed over the fence, an elderly farmer drove up on his tractor and asked him what he was doing.
The litigator responded, “I just shot a duck and it fell in this field, and now I’m going to retrieve it.”
The old farmer replied, “This is my property, and you are not coming over here.”
The indignant lawyer said, “I am one of the best trial attorneys in New Zealand and, if you don’t let me get that duck, I’ll sue you and take everything you own.”
The old farmer smiled and said, “Apparently, you don’t know how we settle disputes in North Wairarapa. We settle small disagreements like this with the ‘Three Kick Rule.'”
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Had to share this gem from Peter’s blog.
An Infantry Major was about to start the morning briefing to his staff.
While waiting for the coffee machine to finish its brewing, the Major decided to pose a question to all assembled.
He explained that his wife had been a bit frisky the night before and he failed to get his usual amount of sound sleep. He posed the question of just how much of sex was “work” and how much of it was “pleasure?”
A Captain chimed in with 75-25% in favour of work.
A Lieutenant said it was 50-50%.
A 2nd Lieutenant responded with 25-75% in favour of pleasure, depending upon his state of inebriation at the time.
There being no consensus, the Major turned to the Private who was in charge of making the coffee. What was his opinion?
Without any hesitation, the young Private responded, “Sir, it has to be 100% pleasure.”
The Major was…
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Brilliant. Had to share.
Imagine you place a kitty in a box, and then place that box in another box with another kitty. According to the theory of Qtetum Mechanics, there is a 46% chance that the kitties will be furiously whapping each other, a 72% chance they will be cuddling each other, a 19% chance they will be simultaneously whapping and cuddling, and a 218% chance they will just stare at you until you give them treats.
“Barcelona GO!” is a beautiful video by Shanghai-based photographer Rob Whitworth that captures the many faces of the Catalan capital using a process he calls “flow-motion,” which seamlessly combines elements of the hyperlapse and infinite zoom techniques for a free-flowing tour around the city. All told, the two-minute video required 26,014 shots and 363 hours to create.<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/98123388″>Barcelona GO!</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/robwhitworth”>Rob Whitworth</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
Owls populate a cave in Painted Rock at Carrizo Plain by photographer Rick Evans.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 29,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 11 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
Here are the directions:
1. Select the blog(s) you think deserve the The Inventive Blogger Award.
2. Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen- there are no minimum or maximum number of blogs required- and ‘present’ the blog(s) with their award.
3. Include in your blog post *FIVE* things that you enjoy about blogging.
4. Let the blog(s) that you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the instructions with them- (please don’t alter the instructions or the badge!)
5. Come over and say hello to the originator of the “The Inventive Blogger Award” via this link: http://DonCharisma.org/2013/12/24/christmas-awards-the-inventive-blogger-award
6. And as a winner of the award- please add a link back to the blog that presented you with this award, and then proudly display the award on your blog.
So, without further ado, I’m nominating the following blogs for The Inventive Blogger Award:
- First, there’s Seedbud’s beautiful photographic blog Leaf and Twig. It’s simple, elegant, and full of the loveliest photos.
- Green-Eyed Geisha features song lyrics, poems, pin-ups, and love letters on LoveMen.org.
- Tabby Cat N Bears features prose, poems, thoughts, and photography.
- Steven McCabe of Poem Image has gorgeous poetry and artwork.
- Painting Pundit has news, tips, and commentary for artists.
And here are five things I enjoy about blogging:
- Being somewhat isolated up here on the mountain, I appreciate the online community of friends I’ve made.
- Sometimes we send each other care packages. That’s so fun.
- I have a forum where I can share life events or bitch about them, as the case may be.
- I learn from and laugh and cry with people I’ve never met. It’s both weird and wonderful.
- This blog has led to more than one job offer, including a client I’ve had for two years now.