Sunday, July 23, 2017

Praying mantises are wrecking havoc on humming bird populations...

If you see a praying mantis on your humming bird feeder, you might consider intervening...

I never considered praying mantis a harmful invasive species, but if they are preying on humming birds I am going to reconsider that. I do not put up humming bird feeders, just to see the little guys  who visit get their brains eaten while still alive. 

A mantis is not cruel, it is an carnivorious insect and just eating anything it can catch. But I am not going to let them sit on my feeders and eat humming birds.  

Bear in Spain kills hundreds of sheep by chasing them off a cliff...

I am impressed that brown bears and wolves can be found in Western Europe, given the population densities.  If you want to have bears and wolves in close proximity with people, problem predators need to be dealt with.  This particular incident with the bear and sheep seems more bad luck (for the sheep) than anything else. But large predators need to fear humans.  

EBL: Where to find grizzly bears in the lower 48

European bison in Poland are not as easily "buffaloed" as sheep

Instapundit: One tree, 365 days

Shawshank Redemption White Oak, RIP

White oaks are a long lived tree. This particular one had suffered significant damage from trunk rot and a lightening strike on July 29, 2011. The remaining tree fell down during a windstorm on July 23, 2016. It was one of the sites along the Shawshank Trail.

Facinate: 51 Little Known Facts about the Shawshank Redemption

Daily Mail: One of the most famous trees in movie history could no longer get busy living, so it got busy dying.

Instapundit: One tree, 365 days

Game of Thrones: Why Republicans are known as the 'stupid party'

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Comic Con Weekend: San Diego 2017

Other cities, such as New York, are giving San Diego cosplay a run for the money...

Don't count San Diego out just yet...

Rule 5 and FMJRA

EBL News (the other EBL): Female Dr. Who popular with some...

EBL: Jodi Whittaker at the 13th Dr. Who Time Lord and San Diego ComicCon 2016

Diogenes' Middle Finger: Why OJ should stay in prison

A View From The Beach: Bobbie McGee with Pink

Woodsterman: Where is his Walmart?

Proof Positive: Women of PETA IV

90 Miles from Tyranny: Morning

Pirate's Cove: If all you see is...

Bill Nye the Death Cult Guy...

Separated at Birth: Marshall Applewhite and Bill Nye

Bill Nye suggests real change can't take place until people opposing it die off. 

I am sure Bill is a Soylent Green fan.  

Instapundit: You go first Bill (do it for humanity) and Bill Nye the Let The Old Die Off Guy

John Heard RIP

He had an extensive career, but John Heard was excellent as Vin Makazian in the Sopranos. It was one of his best roles. 

Transgendered Islamic State Cowards

Daily Star: IS Fighter (or should we say lover) disguised as a woman. You really can't unsee that.

EBL: Aerosmith: Dude (Does Not Look Like A Lady)

Irish Mirror: Jihadi Joans

Are these Islamic State cowards engaged in cosplay or trying to signal something more?

A View From The Beach: Palate Cleanser: The other Hillary! and The Road To Hell

Instapundit: Women burning their burkas and men shaving their beards

90 Miles from Tyranny: Will your children meet cruel villains?

Proof Positive: Another palate cleanser, Brenda Marshall

Goodstuffs: Celebrating National Hot Dog Day!

Feral Irishman: New Minneapolis cop recruits!

TOM: Palm Beach Götterdämmerung

EBL: Depressing as Hell

Rule 5 and FMJRA

Martin Landau and Space 1999 Rule 5

With the passing of Martin Landau and the anniversary of the first lunar landing, here is a homage Rule 5.  

It was a pale second to UFO, but Space 1999 had its moments. Fun Fact: Martin Landau was offered the role of Mr. Spock in Star Trek

Lem's Place: RIP Martin

Rule 5 and FMJRA

Goodstuff's: 302nd Edition

The Feral Irishman: Wednesdeyes

Ian McShane aka Mr. Wednesday, who got an early gig on Space 1999, would undoubtably approve...

Mark Steyn: Keeping his hand in

Pirate's Cove: If all you can see is...