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Ahh, the annual migration of the rocks across the freeway.

Posted on July 15th, 2014 at 9:03 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture

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You can’t really get a good idea of how majestic this is until you see it in IMAX, narrated by Morgan Freeman.


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  1. Why did the rock cross the road?

    So she could ‘av a lunch.

  2. Everybody must get stoned…

  3. I-80 south of Toledo? Let’s Rock and Roll!

  4. I never wanted to go down the Stoney End.

Emperor Pawpatine

Posted on July 6th, 2014 at 14:03 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture

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  1. Come, to the dock side!

  2. “Always two there are, a master and an apprentice.” There must be a matching lol cat out there on the Internet.

EMPIOYEE OF THE MOUNTH

Posted on July 1st, 2014 at 9:42 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture

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  1. The turn-off to North Olympia?

World Cup

Posted on June 24th, 2014 at 12:18 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture

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Premature evacuation.

Posted on June 23rd, 2014 at 8:00 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture

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  1. I stick out my tongue in your general direction!

  2. Finally! A joke about airplanes that wasn’t in the movie Airplane!

    The inflatable pilot doesn’t count.

Of all the songs that get stuck in my head…

Posted on June 11th, 2014 at 18:41 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture

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The world relations summed up in a single photo

Posted on June 6th, 2014 at 22:22 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture

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  1. As in – all the western powers (literally) supporting a creaky, worn out, bloated, decrepit plutocracy? I’m sure the Queen is a very nice lady and Putin certainly is no angel but, yeah, that is a picture worth a thousand words.

The SEALs specialize in covert ops.

Posted on June 4th, 2014 at 20:20 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture

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  1. I guess they are scaling up the process.

  2. This deserves a Congressional Hareng.

Sometimes I just don’t want to move it move it

Posted on June 1st, 2014 at 11:06 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture

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  1. Lemur alone.

“It’s okay, hon. You’ll do better at the next National Geographic audition.”

Posted on May 11th, 2014 at 18:30 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture

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Happy Mothers Day

Posted on May 11th, 2014 at 11:31 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture

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Afghanistan landslide: Rescuers give up hope of survivors

Posted on May 6th, 2014 at 9:42 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture

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2,100 people are thought to be buried by the landslides that hit a remote area in northern Afghanistan. Officials say the site has become a mass grave for the village of Abi Barak. After the landslide struck on Friday, residents from a nearby village rushed to the scene to help dig people out and the second landslide struck, killing many of the rescuers. Rescue efforts on now focused on the displaced survivors. –Thea Breite (18 photos total)

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An aerial view shows the site of Friday’s landslide that buried Abi Barak village in Badakhshan province, northeastern Afghanistan, Monday, May 5, 2014. (Rahmat Gul/AP)


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Diagnosis

Posted on April 30th, 2014 at 22:47 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture

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  1. The carburetor is flooded?

  2. It seems to be doing just swimmingly.

I hope they crash into a lime orchard…

Posted on April 30th, 2014 at 21:37 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture

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Is this a palm tree?

Posted on April 24th, 2014 at 15:45 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture

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  1. Got to hand it to you, John…

  2. Isn’t someone going to shake it?

  3. Arme boom!

  4. yummie, multilingual puns!

  5. Seems like quite a reach, to me.

  6. I’d say it was ‘armless.

  7. When they first planted this one, how deep did they have to digit?

Curb

Posted on April 16th, 2014 at 22:30 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture

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How many ships could a ship ship ship if a ship ship could ship ships?

Posted on April 16th, 2014 at 19:52 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture

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Things cut in half

Posted on April 9th, 2014 at 23:46 by Sueyourdeveloper in category: Great Picture

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All those tiny pellets…


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This is my human. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

Posted on April 6th, 2014 at 14:52 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture

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  1. “I picked this ‘cos it matches my outfit.”

Periodic Table of Typefaces

Posted on April 4th, 2014 at 21:50 by Sueyourdeveloper in category: Great Picture

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  1. @pete: Don’t you need one of those huge particle accelerators to make that?

Science Lab

Posted on March 23rd, 2014 at 2:28 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture

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  1. You forgot the caption, John. It should run:

    I have no idea what I’m doing…

  2. How about “I have ruff idea what I am doing?”

  3. I thought it was a typical day at the Discovery Institute’s science lab…

  4. What do you call it when Science Lab sniffs a fire hydrant?

    Pee Review!

  5. See that gray thing next to the other gray thing?

  6. “…and this is why you shouldn’t eat your own poop…”

MH370

Posted on March 17th, 2014 at 9:39 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture

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  1. Probably it’s next to that World War II bomber that they reported to be on the Moon a year or so after their first issue…

A Hole in Mars

Posted on March 9th, 2014 at 15:17 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture

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What created this unusual hole in Mars?

The hole was discovered by chance in 2011 on images of the dusty slopes of Mars’ Pavonis Mons volcano taken by the HiRISE instrument aboard the robotic Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter currently circling Mars. The hole appears to be an opening to an underground cavern, partly illuminated on the image right. Analysis of this and follow-up images revealed the opening to be about 35 meters across, while the interior shadow angle indicates that the underlying cavern is roughly 20 meters deep. Why there is a circular crater surrounding this hole remains a topic of speculation, as is the full extent of the underlying cavern. Holes such as this are of particular interest because their interior caves are relatively protected from the harsh surface of Mars, making them relatively good candidates to contain Martian life. These pits are therefore prime targets for possible future spacecraft, robots, and even human interplanetary explorers.


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  1. The hole is the CPAC core mentioned in the article above

Ukraine

Posted on March 3rd, 2014 at 10:24 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture, News

Here are two pictures with different angles on the big news today:


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  1. Mixed up your titles and images again, John? As skilled a web surfer as you are, I know you didn’t have trouble finding Ukrainian news on any US news outlet.

    The west can’t do much more than wag fingers at Russia and hope a ceasefire emerges. Economic penalties don’t do much and anything else is pretty much out of the question but if its pictures you’re looking for, try USA Today, NBC News, CNN, CBS News, New York Times, Washington Post, New Orleans Times-Picayune, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Dallas Morning Star, etc …

  2. @Rob …hhmmm…did not know a Russian and Ukraine shooting war had begun thereby justifying your “ceasefire” comment. Perhaps you better check your sources.

  3. Poor choice of words on my part, Mykolas. Hoping for withdrawal now, ceasefire if it comes to that. That’s pretty much all we can do. We have to hope for it. We can’t impose it.

  4. I think Mr. P’s plan all along has been to divide Ukraine along ethnic lines. Enhanced military in the region to “secure the Sochi Olympics” etc. Best option now for the West may be a federated state of some sort but it’s not likely.

The steaks have never been higher

Posted on February 24th, 2014 at 17:50 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture

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  1. “How do you like your steak?”

    “Baked.”

The star spangled pants

Posted on February 23rd, 2014 at 13:04 by John Sinteur in category: Funny!, Great Picture

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I pledge allegiance, to the pants of the United Slacks of America and to the button for which it holds…


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The art of science: Stunning, psychedelic images from Fabian Oefner

Posted on February 21st, 2014 at 22:42 by Paul Jay in category: awesome, Great Picture

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Millefiori No. 01 (2012) Ferrofluid is a magnetic, hydrophobic liquid that forms colorful curves and channels when deposited onto a magnet and injected with watercolor paints. More starting at 5:20 in Oefner’s talk.

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Formally trained in art and design, Oefner says that he has always been interested in science. Though he can’t pinpoint the exact moment when he became interested in pairing his two loves, he views both pursuits as inextricably linked by a crucial bond: “The most important quality of science or art is curiosity,” Oefner tells the TED Blog. “That’s what keeps me going and always finding something new.”

On the TED stage, Oefner demonstrates the science at work behind three of his photographs. As he explains his process, the mystical quality of the images gives way to understanding. But how important to him is it that the casual viewer of his artwork know the underlying scientific principles? Actually, not very. “I’m not too didactic about my work. If people just want to appreciate it for its beauty, that’s absolutely fine,” he tells us. “And if I present it without an explanation, people tend to come up with their own, which is often even more poetic.”

For an imagination-friendly, explanation-free viewing of Oefner’s work, watch the first 45 seconds of his talk. For viewers who’d rather forego the poetry in favor of learning, here are 10 close-up views of Oefner’s fascinating work – and, just as fascinatingly, how he made it. This gallery includes works from series both new and old (the first three are the examples featured in the talk), inspired by everything from scientific papers to household chores.


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Snails

Posted on February 16th, 2014 at 17:08 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture

“I’ve seen things you other gnomes wouldn’t believe…
Tiger lilies, like fire in the morning light.
Dew glittering on the hinges of the garden gate.
All these things… will be lost… like…
snails… in the rain.


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  1. Some Blade Runner homage. Awesome. :) One of my faves.

  2. Ah, escargot! Can I have some butter with that? :-)

  3. Time to die?

  4. Rob, this is for you:

  5. :)

A Spectacular New Martian Impact Crater

Posted on February 6th, 2014 at 9:07 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture

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A dramatic, fresh impact crater dominates this image taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Nov. 19, 2013. Researchers used HiRISE to examine this site because the orbiter’s Context Camera had revealed a change in appearance here between observations in July 2010 and May 2012, bracketing the formation of the crater between those observations.

The crater spans approximately 100 feet (30 meters) in diameter and is surrounded by a large, rayed blast zone. Because the terrain where the crater formed is dusty, the fresh crater appears blue in the enhanced color of the image, due to removal of the reddish dust in that area. Debris tossed outward during the formation of the crater is called ejecta. In examining ejecta’s distribution, scientists can learn more about the impact event. The explosion that excavated this crater threw ejecta as far as 9.3 miles (15 kilometers).


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A Maldives Beach Awash in Bioluminescent Phytoplankton Looks Like an Ocean of Stars

Posted on January 28th, 2014 at 22:24 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture

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While vacationing on the Maldives Islands, Taiwanese photographer Will Ho stumbled onto an incredible stretch of beach covered in millions of bioluminescent phytoplankton.


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  1. Wow! That even beats the running of the grunion in California! :-)

  2. Here is what to wear when swimming there…

  3. I was sailing in British Columbia once. Flushing the marine toilet at night could be a very exciting experience :-)


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