May 17th 2018 05:29 am Island Fantasy

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Whenever you see a desert island cartoon, do you think, “What’s so funny? These people are going to be dead inside a week!” Or is it just me? A short post today: I have an early morning drive to make before the traffic gets too heavy. Thanks for coming!

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37 Responses to “Island Fantasy”

  1. joedon on 17 May 2018 at 5:56 am #

    Nice early surprise – have a good drive

  2. emb on 17 May 2018 at 6:00 am #

    The moral of this story is, don’t let a booboo mar your humorous headline:

    http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/science-and-nature/4447019-efforts-move-monstrous-floating-bog-northern-minnesota-lake-bogs

    Did you ever see the ’40s’50s NY Daily News [I think] headline re the end of the subway strike?

    Peace,

  3. DJJG7 on 17 May 2018 at 6:20 am #

    These poems that we all call limericks
    Are seldom much more than just gimmricks.
    With serious thought
    They seldom are fraught.
    But Jimmy’s are always good whim tricks.

  4. emb on 17 May 2018 at 6:27 am #

    “Sick Transit’s Glorious Monday”, NY Daily News 1980 headline after negotiations ended a long subway walkout, on a weekend.

    Peace,

  5. Steve from Royal Oak, MI on 17 May 2018 at 6:47 am #

    I have thought of being on a deserted island. Maybe it started with Gilligan and then CastAway brought it out even more. The biggest thing is water but shelter and food are right behind it. Plus unless you at least had a radio, it might get kind of boring.

  6. sandcastler™ on 17 May 2018 at 7:58 am #

    Caution Janis! Those island dreams are fraught with problems. Plans, permits, delays, and utility re routing add months to an innocent idea.

  7. Ruth Anne in Winter Park on 17 May 2018 at 11:35 am #

    Old joke about three women asked with whom they would want to be stranded on the proverbial deserted island. One wanted interesting conversation, another a good provider of food and shelter. The last said, “Personally I’d settle for a good obstetrician.”

  8. Anonymous on 17 May 2018 at 1:48 pm #

    JJ, I love desert island cartoons, the sillier the better. They make my day.

  9. Bookworm on 17 May 2018 at 1:50 pm #

    … But I’m not “Anonymous”. My name has always just been there already. I haven’t had to type it in since I got this laptop.

  10. TruckerRon on 17 May 2018 at 2:56 pm #

    “Wolf spiders are not poisonous but they are venomous. Though a wolf spider bite can look pretty bad and even be fairly painful, this spider’s venom is not very dangerous for humans.”

    https://www.ksl.com/?sid=46322497&nid=1017&title=have-you-seen-this-mama-wolf-spider-carries-hundreds-of-baby-spiders-on-back

    …while sitting on a human’s fingers.

  11. Rick in Shermantown, Ohio on 17 May 2018 at 7:47 pm #

    DJJG7:

    Good one! Impressive!

  12. emb on 17 May 2018 at 8:51 pm #

    TruckerRon,

    Was puzzled by the distinction in your quote, so searched “venomous vs. poisonous”. Turns out that, if you eat it and you get sick or die, it’s poisonous. If it bites you and you get sick or die, it’s venomous. I’ve learned something.

    https://futurism.com/what-is-the-difference-between-venom-poison-and-toxins/

    It’s thunder-boomies out, has been since late am, but we’ve had only light rain. Our mostly sandy glacial outwash soil could use more rain.

    Peace,

  13. DJJG7 on 17 May 2018 at 9:14 pm #

    Thanks, Rick!

  14. Ghost on 17 May 2018 at 11:50 pm #

    A couple of months ago, we purchased magnetic signs reading “Steals and Deals” for “True Grit”, Jackie’s Ford F150. Today I finally got around to trying to put them on the truck. No luck. I knew the bed was aluminum, which is why Jackie’s former truck, Trigger, was totaled out after the drunk hit-an-run driver hit it from the rear. It never occurred to me that the entire body of the truck…cabin, doors, hood, roof, and side panels…were ALL made from “military grade” aluminum, as Ford calls it.

    That belated realization occasioned a good bit of military grade cursing on my part. I told Jackie we should consider changing the truck’s name to “Beer Can”.

  15. Ghost on 17 May 2018 at 11:53 pm #

    Did someone say “limericks”?

    http://rhymeswithorange.com/comics/april-21-2011/

  16. Sideburns on 18 May 2018 at 12:16 am #

    JJ, that link at the top of the page is 404 Compliant.

  17. Mark in TTown on 18 May 2018 at 6:34 am #

    crossover time: https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/32745209_1804515782919992_3962093255952171008_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeHBcUkI3j-RsdWfX5Vh32YkPCVROE4qlMbgmpvRSjaiPTaxrL_AG8cxAi48QIf2z5gNgGoyXyxvJ_uz2CVLWOihXCW-YmqPJc4kqRYrLa03Tw&oh=19873c3c2cc85f882cebcf34c6f0ab84&oe=5B98C519

  18. Steve from Royal Oak, MI on 18 May 2018 at 6:55 am #

    From the “learn something new department”: We went to the zoo and noticed that the tusks of the rhinoceros were cut off. A co-worker hung up a picture of a rhinoceros in his office as he had recently gone to Africa. I mentioned seeing the tuskless rhino and he said that in some cultures the tusk is an aphrodisiac and people when kill the rhinos and sell the tusks. So zoos have taken the tusks off so that they will not be harmed by someone sneaking in and killing them.

    BTW, my spell check was not working on Chrome as I wrote this. I will have to check with my IT department as to why. Maybe that seeting was taken off by accident.

  19. Steve from Royal Oak, MI on 18 May 2018 at 6:58 am #

    Found the setting on Chrome and spell check was disabled. Since I am at work, I am not allowed to change that setting.

  20. emb on 18 May 2018 at 10:49 am #

    Don’t know if the runt is alive or not. Detected no motion over 3-4 minutes.

    https://explore.org/livecams/birds/peregrine-falcon-chesapeake-conservancy

    Scroll down to see other bird live cams and some “highlights.” Two Canada geese on the once red-tailed hawk nest again. Believe 4 goose eggs disappeared from that nest many days ago.

    Peace,

  21. emb on 18 May 2018 at 11:16 am #

    Likely more than you wanted to know about rhino horn. Got to know one Indian and one African rhino rather well as an asst. keeper at the Bronx Zoo summers of ’49 and ’50. Not friendly beasts.

    http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/rhinoceros-rhino-horn-use-fact-vs-fiction/1178/

    Peace,

  22. curmdgeonly ex-professor on 18 May 2018 at 11:40 am #

    11:37 a.m. CDT: All four peregrine chicks showed motion. Yay!

  23. curmdgeonly ex-professor on 18 May 2018 at 11:56 am #

    Decorah north eagle nest has a new hatchling as of a few hours ago. This was the place where the sole egg remaining of the first batch was broken too soon. We now know that bald eagles, faced with a loss of potential offspring during the springtime, can and will lay more and carry through to hatching.

  24. Old Bear on 18 May 2018 at 10:42 pm #

    I hate it when I see an old person and then realize that we went to high school together.

  25. Mark in TTown on 19 May 2018 at 11:06 am #

    I think the Villagers must have been stranded on a deserted island. Say hi to Gilligan for me.

  26. JACKQULINE MONIES on 19 May 2018 at 12:37 pm #

    Two different boating friends have reported alligator attacks in their marinas this past week one in New Bern, N.C. today. Think other in S.C. but maybe Cheasapeake area?

    Global warming? One today was estimated at 10 feet.

    Thought I could join the jungle adventure

  27. emb on 19 May 2018 at 1:52 pm #

    Alligators may range into the southern end of Chesapeake Bay, and will likely do so if it gets warmer.

    http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/animal_forecast/2013/02/alligators_in_virginia_climate_change_could_be_pushing_cold_blooded_species.html

    Peace,

  28. TruckerRon on 19 May 2018 at 2:13 pm #

    Newsweek is a mainstream magazine with a long history of being a reliable source, right? So, is this a serious article or fake news?

    http://www.newsweek.com/alien-octopuses-outer-space-930942

  29. emb on 19 May 2018 at 2:42 pm #

    Newsweek ceased paper publ. years ago, but may still have a [less reliable?] online survivor. I believe DNA shows cephalopods to be good, Terran mollusks, but the following tardigrade report looks legit, just a new sort belonging to a well established invertebrate group. Kinda cute.

    Peace,

  30. Ghost on 19 May 2018 at 3:28 pm #

    “Octopuses from Outer Space”? I think I may have seen that one on a double-bill with this one, sometime back in the late 50′s.

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e5/Attackofthe50ftwoman.jpg/800px-Attackofthe50ftwoman.jpg

    The cop standing by his squad car in the lower left of the poster must be getting an interesting view. :)

  31. Mark in TTown on 19 May 2018 at 4:12 pm #

    https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/33045729_2112204565462268_4750171737033801728_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=2fe02fcb2a992d226fced6fcef170586&oe=5B974893

    Chicken pot pie

  32. Mark in TTown on 19 May 2018 at 4:14 pm #

    Alien octopi? Harryhausen did an octopus movie in the ’50′s.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocQupLKoXOE

  33. Ruth Anne in Winter Park on 19 May 2018 at 4:33 pm #

    We’re having one of those dreary grey days where you can’t tell if time is passing. It has been drizzling most of today. Yesterday we had a sunny morning but it has rained every day this week – over 5″ on our rain gauge so far – and the pattern is supposed to continue through next weekend. At least we won’t have to worry about drought for a while.

  34. emb on 19 May 2018 at 5:33 pm #

    Wonder if the magazine cover artist knew the title, “The attack of the 50′ woman”? That 4 lane roadway is more than 75′ wide. Peace,

  35. emb on 19 May 2018 at 5:34 pm #

    Or poster for a crummy film?

  36. emb on 20 May 2018 at 6:09 am #

    Hit something twice, got moderated. I think it’s there, too, but this is still funny.

    https://www.gocomics.com/bloom-county/2018/05/20

    Peace,

  37. Llee on 20 May 2018 at 8:38 am #

    Jimmy!!!!! super :)

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