The beat goes on…
Colorectal Surgeon — Bowser & Blue
qualityshows Uploaded on Jan 14, 2009
From my hit CBC series COMICS! Montreal comedy legends Bowser & Blue provided us with this look at the ins and outs of the medical profession.
A major hat tip to my dear friend William Glenn Ackley…!
Thanks mucho for a great Sunday morning laugh!
Not much more to say about it… enjoy!
He Will Not Be Permanently Damaged
Release Date: September 13, 2013
Topics: Caloris, Rough Terrain, WAC
Date acquired: July 27, 2011
Image Mission Elapsed Time (MET): 220245203
Image ID: 556691
Instrument: Wide Angle Camera (WAC) of the Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS)
Center Latitude: 51.9°
Center Longitude: 167.6° E
Resolution: 75 meters/pixel
Scale: This scene is 96 km (59.7 mi.) across
Incidence Angle: 84.5°
Emission Angle: 35.3°
Phase Angle: 119.8°
North is up in this image.
Of Interest: If there are two things you should remember, it’s not to cross a Hutt, and that Mercury’s surface can throw up all kinds of surprises. In this image, a portion of the terrain surrounding the northern margin of the Caloris basin hosts an elevated block in the shape of a certain carbonite-encased smuggler who can make the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs. This block may be part of the original surface that pre-dates the formation of Caloris, which was shaped by material ejected during the basin-forming event. The act of seeing a meaningful shape in random landforms is a form of pareidolia—and has been seen for Mercury more than a few times before…
The MESSENGER spacecraft is the first ever to orbit the planet Mercury, and the spacecraft’sseven scientific instruments and radio science investigation are unraveling the history and evolution of the Solar System’s innermost planet. During the first two years of orbital operations, MESSENGER acquired over 150,000 images and extensive other data sets. MESSENGER is capable of continuing orbital operations until early 2015.
Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington
Link to the press release on the Messenger site.
Hahaha! Looks like Han Solo’s on Mercury! Does Boba Fett know? Does Jabba?
Ah, pareidolia can be such fun, can’t it? and it’s good to see NASA having a laugh.
Clearly, these people have no clue.
diagonaluk Uploaded on Sep 29, 2011
Welcome to the world’s best new tourist destination. Welcome to North Korea.
Hahaha! A North Korean cruise ship.
This is what happens when you impose 100% isolation on yourself and your people for 60 years.
The initial premise that it is for needed revenue is plausible as they know that there are cruises and that those cruises are pretty popular. Been on two myself. The problem here stems from the rather likely fact that… no one’s ever been on one!
And… what to do about putting on influences from the outside world, like the shopping the Chinese tourist suggests… can’t have that! No! Duty-free cigs? Ha!
It’s apparent right from the standardized “tour” that visitors are taken on and shown in just about every doc you see about visiting the DPRK. Never cease to amaze, the Northern ones.
Seriously, the realization that they seem to fully believe in their hearts that we would not see right through the well-planned situations created and in every one of the places meant to impress us, huge places, completely devoid of visitors. So bizarre. So bizarre.
Quite sad, in a way. 25 million people prevented from participating in the daily life of planet Earth. Or even knowing that it exists.
It’s changing, though, albeit excruciatingly slowly. Through goods smuggled back in, (which is an act of heroism, surely). That spreading of knowledge must continue.
Ah, well, have a laugh.
Uploaded by oshidonimlop on Jun 13, 2009
This is Peter Schickele’s performance of his Schleptet in Eb Major.
I. Molto Larghissimo – Allegro Boffo
II. Menuetto con brio ma senza Trio
III. Adagio Saccharino
IV. Yehudi Menuetto
V. Presto Hey Nonny Nonnio
This is a whole lot better than my performance.
Ahhh, the Schleptet!
Good ole PDQ decided to have a go at Ludwig, you see… and we have the inimitable Peter Schickele to thank for it.
And thank him I do, for it contains within it the most wonderful Presto Hey Nonny Nonnio, one of my favorite musical delights.
What could be better than that?
Uploaded by MelloPlaya on Jun 8, 2008
Echo Sonata for Two Unfriendly Groups of Instruments, as performed by the CSUSB Chamber Winds
This post was meant to go up yesterday, for my birthday, you see, but, it didn’t, for reasons that should probably remain classified.
But here it is now.
A nice little tune, this, composed by that rogue fellow, P.D.Q. Bach, black sheep of the old Bach musical dynasty and a truly unsung musical hero.
It was uncovered and rescued from certain oblivion by yet another hero, the wonderfully eccentric Prof. Peter Schickele of my glorious alma mater, the University of Southern North Dakota at Hoople.
I think you’ll enjoy it.
Stay tuned for a rendition of the fabulous Presto Hey Nonny Nonnio, coming soon to a blog near you.
This piece, my friends, is truly a wonderful thing…
Enjoy… and Merry Christmas!
Uploaded by TRWolf on Dec 22, 2009
Frank Kelly’s Christmas Countdown.
A simple slideshow to accompany the hilarious take on the Twelve Days of Christmas by Frank Kelly.
I don’t think you can buy this song anywhere anymore, but I’m making no money from this little vid, so no copyright infringements are meant.
Oh, pity the poor mother… as for the partridge, well…
Sorry I missed posting on the day of the death of Kim Jong-il. Just couldn’t come up with much to say. And… I still can’t.
We are not supposed to celebrate the death of a man, but this man has created horror beyond imagining, the ongoing deaths of millions of his own people and the most bizarre country on earth… the entirety of it is, quite literally, a prison. The “Hermit Kingdom,” they call it… for good reason.
To lighten the load a bit, the following is a little bit of humor. The first two images are from the Kim Jong-il Looking At Things website, which is where the title is derived from, obviously. I like it not only for the not-so-subtle humor regarding this unimaginably despicable man’s mental makeup, but also because, to me, it makes as a result a nice mockery of the ridiculous claims made throughout his rule by the propaganda department that he was responsible for every good thing that’s ever happened. A few of those claims can be found compiled in this post at al-Jazeera.
– lunacy –
– transition –
The next two are from the brand new website (made within hours of the announcement of the Dear Leader’s death), Kim Jong-un Looking At Things.
Seems a good representation of the future,
a future that I feel does not bode well for the people of North Korea.
– creepy –
I don’t like the look in this kid’s eyes. Like father, like son, as they say. Not a lot is known of him, but he is usually portrayed as a nutcase. Quite likely. Some quietly hope that his Swiss boarding school education will soften any ruthlessness. I doubt that. Some say that since he was catapulted overnight from civilian to 4 star general, the military will not play nicely with him. I doubt that, too.
Because in the North Korean culture, just like his father and grandfather, this kid is now God.
All we can do is…
Pray for the people of North Korea.
NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report) – Rev. Pat Robertson’s controversial remarks in which he advised that it was acceptable to divorce a spouse with Alzheimer’s drew a harsh rebuke from God Almighty, who held a press conference today to tell him to “shut the fuck up.”
The bearded King of the Universe, dressed in His trademark flowing white robe and carrying a lightning bolt, spoke to reporters at New York’s Hyatt Grand Central for forty-five minutes in a press conference specifically called to denounce the televangelist.
“I’ve held my tongue while he’s jabbered on and on about me punishing this group and that group with floods and earthquakes and such, but this was the last straw,” He said. “Enough already with that moron.”
In addition to debunking Rev. Robertson’s Alzheimer’s statement, the Almighty categorically denied using natural disasters in the past to punish gays, Haitians, and other targets of Rev. Robertson’s scorn.
“Oh, please,” He said. “That’s just weather.”
On another topic, God attempted to put distance between Himself and the presidential candidacy of Gov. Rick Perry of Texas: “Rick Perry is qualified to be President in the same way that Olive Garden is qualified to be Italy.”
Note: This post has been copied from and is ©2011 Borowitz Report.com, because as readers will know I am very sensitive to Alzheimer’s issues and because it’s simply “right on.”
Time for a humorous intermission, don’tcha think?
Ah, the wonderful Turbo Encabulator. This is an actual training video from the Chrysler Corporation that was shown to technicians in classes back in the day.
I am sure that I posted this on here before or maybe at High Strangeness way back when, but whatever…
The concept was originally written by Bud Haggert in the 1970s. He was then the top voice-over talent on technical films and is the first person you see here. The original was filmed after the completion of another, unrelated shoot that he had worked on. I’ll post that version if there is any interest, here’s a link to it, it’s basically the first half of this but with just a transmission poster as a prop. Chrysler has subsequently made other versions with Bud, which are sadly not nearly as good as this one. There are also a bunch of variations on this theme which you can see by watching it at YouTube.
Personally, as a former master automotive technician for Volkswagen and Alfa Romeo, I find this to be simply hilarious.
Uploaded by openmindstv on Apr 26, 2011
James Moseley has been interested in UFOs since the beginning of the modern era of Ufology in 1947 when Kenneth Arnold had his highly publicized sighting. Since then he has been a controversial figure, often focusing on the personalities and conflicts in UFO research. Beginning in 1954 he published a magazine called Saucer News for many years. Currently he sends out a newsletter called Saucer Smear. He says Saucer Smear is a humor and UFO-gossip journal for the “hard core” flying saucer buffs. Moseley will be sharing with us his history and his views on the hot UFO topics over the years.
• Note: The Interview Starts At 29:30.
I love James Moseley! Editor and still Supreme Commander James W. Moseley, J.S., if you please!
The J.S. stands for Journal Subscriber, a reference to his rank in the strange outfit known as MUFON, the Mutual UFO Network; and is also a reference to his attitude towards same. Hehe.
His Saucer Smear is one of the few refreshing diversions in the lunatic asylum that is UFOlogy; it is the world’s Oldest Continuously Published UFO Journal. It never fails to delight. Well, me at least. Some other folks, however, have taken exception to Moseley’s no-holds-barred style of reporting, notably my friend’s mentor, the late John A. Keel, who once referred to poor James as “a boil on the ass of UFOlogy.” That line is pure Keel – and never fails to crack me up – much like Moseley’s celebrated prose! Ha!
If one is to have any hope of finding success and personal satisfaction in any form of Forteana – especially UFOlogy – one absolutely must have a healthy sense of humor. It is very much a religion to many involved, you see and there are several factions, all equally as silly. None, I assure you, are destined to figure out one damn thing, but it sure is fun to watch them squabble, as it were, and no one covers it better than James!
I hope I get to meet him someday…
Merry Christmas dear WATT readers… and Happy New Year, too!
Found this fabulously Fortean painting by Phil Scroggs combining the spirit of Christmas and the fringes of UFOlogy a little while ago. Nicely, nicely done.
Thanks very much to you all for reading WATT, those few little hits that come this way are truly appreciated. They even help with depression abatement.
Regarding depression abatement, found out that the St. John’s Wort tablets recommended by a friend do in fact help, but the expense is daunting due to their packaging, no doubt intentional.
I’ve sincerely hopeful wishes that things will be much, much better in the New Year
for each and every one of you!
Not holding my breath for myself here, though, as the Nightmare On The Cob is evolving rapidly and more bizarre events to assist with mind wreckage are no doubt afoot.
But, hey, maybe I’ll get work. Whoa, then I could fix my car! Maybe I’ll sell some art. Maybe someone will… ahh… maybe, maybe, maybe. Maybe not. Actually got invited to contribute to a book this week (along with dozens of others), but, it’s already too late. Depression’s not nice.
Plans for WATT are just to continue as normal, but I really must do that post I said I’d do for spynode on the Navy’s Space Command. Patience, spy… it’s a huge subject.
Anyway, be safe and enjoy your families and friends to the fullest.
Found this at one of those sites where strange, odd and funny pics are displayed.
So… do any of you have anything you can provide regarding the seemingly simple question of – “What In The Hell Are They Doing?” Anyone?
Such data will be appreciated. I am intrigued by this. Who are these people?
Thanks in advance.