Tuesday, April 26, 2011

John J. Audubon's birthday party at Hooters

I suppose, if John J. Audubon were doomed for eternity to some avian Hell - punishment for all those innocent bird families he destroyed in the name of art and ornithology - his 226th birthday celebration party might look something like this:

Guests would be invited.

A cake of masticated mealworms, decorated with little bluebird eggs and candles made of rendered suet, would be brought in and placed in front of him by an owl named Hooter.

And everyone would sing...

Happy Birthday to yoooooo!

Or something like that.

But really: photos are screen captures of baby owls from the baby owl cam. Freaky looking ain't they.


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Bird Nest Alert

Watch baby eagles 24 hours a day.
Eagle Cam. Or click the Eagle Cam page link on the menu tab above.

Live stream of the Decorah Eagles nest in Decorah Iowa. Hours and hours of hypnotic fun.


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

SBL Dept. of Sustainable Transportation

above: Coney Island, circa 1900.

above: Central Park, NYC, 1904

(click image for bigger pic.)


Saturday, April 2, 2011

signs of spring

Raccoon arrives. Not very good pictures - tooken about an hour ago so it was dark and I didn't have time to adjust the camera correctly - but I did catch him hanging onto the edge of the birdfeeder for a couple seconds.


Friday, April 1, 2011

Sean Duffy's Smoked Hog

CNN: the Cowardly News Network - The craven corporate media toadeaters at CNN perform a little bit of selective editing public relations work, on behalf of Rep. Sean Duffy and the Wisconsin GOP. See TPM story here: TPM

and here: TPM

Rep. Sean Duffy of Wisconsin:
DUFFY: I guarantee you, most of you, I guarantee I have more debt than all of you. Six kids. I still pay off my student loans, I still pay off my mortgage, I drive a used minivan. If you think I'm living high on the hog. I got one paycheck. I struggle to meet my bills right now. Would it be easier to me if I got more paychecks? Maybe. But, uh, at this point, I'm not living high on the hog. I have no problem... you know what. I think we should all take a step back and go, 'can everyone do more with less?' Absolutely. [source: Ed Show/MSNBC]

Yes siree, that one paycheck and a modest quarter-million dollar vacation home can really drag a poor feller off his high horse when he's just barely doing the best he can to keep from being stepped on and eaten by the greasy hog.

Maybe Rep. Duffy (R- Privation Country Club) should have a talk with Donald Trump. Pick up some tips on how to get high on the fancy pants multi-millionaire international celebrity playboy hog while simultaneously carting your narcissistic triad around in a chauffeur driven minivan and bankrupting everything you can grab a hold of in the greasy hog chase.

More on Rep Duffy's sad story of financial woe and hard scrabble sacrifice via the Ed Shultz/MSNBC/Ed Show: program segment video.

Rep Duffy's "one paycheck" congressional salary: $174,000 per year.

High on the Hog: 2008 median household income of Wisconsin family: $52,103 per year.