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Happy Solstice!

‘Tis the Solstice! And you know what that means — Cosplay for Seniors at Stonehenge. Please enjoy the Daily Mail‘s photo essay on same. Now don’t you feel more dignified?

Also in the Mail, Are Chickens Smarter than Toddlers? I take their point that chickens are not stupid, I surely do, but I think describing them as having an innate grasp of structural engineering is a bit rich (this because chickens prefer diagrams of workable machines over ones that violate the laws of physics, would you believe). I’ll leave you to decide if you’d cross a bridge design as approved by Mapp.

First day of Summer was damp and cold here, but next week it’s going to be…damper and colder. Stupid global warming.

Enjoy the weekend, folks!


Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: June 21, 2013, 9:07 pm

“I’m the fat back & cracklins faerie!” *farts*

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: June 21, 2013, 9:16 pm

If you hadn’t combined the chicken intelligence claim with the picture of that twit fondling a flute at Stonehenge, I’d be more skeptical of the comparative intelligence argument.

Further, I must admit that last night while I was reviewing the plans I’m developing for my DIY nuclear reactor in my garage, my chicken did select the better of the two designs lying on the floor; in fact, although she didn’t speak to me per se, she did indicate that the bad design was ‘shit’. I was pretty impressed.

Still when it comes to the chicken outsmarting that woman it’s more that about her being a dumb cluck than about the absolute IQ of a chicken.

Comment from twolaneflash
Time: June 21, 2013, 9:26 pm

Why won’t somebody, someone truly worthy of the honor of our Weaselly disrespect for celebrities, just die? Any takers out there? Please? Make my day?

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: June 21, 2013, 9:36 pm

Hey, hey, hey – we don’t know if flute lady is a twit or not. “DIY nuclear reactor” reminds me that Richard Feynman played bongos at some very strange parties.

Ah, the solstice! A nice reminder of quarterly chores (along with equinoxes). Excuse me while I go replace our electric toothbrush heads.

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: June 21, 2013, 9:52 pm

In honor of the solstice, I give you the most unfortunate thing I’ve ever come across on the interwebs:


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 21, 2013, 9:56 pm

Oh, now that’s spooky, Bob — Randy Constan came up on another site earlier this week. It’s the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon! Run!

Comment from mojo
Time: June 21, 2013, 10:21 pm

Real Druids woulda strangled these johnnie-come-lately dorks and tossed ’em in the bog.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: June 21, 2013, 11:15 pm

Mojo – that would wipe out 90% of the modern environmental movement…

Of course, the ones like algore would survive. They’re just in it for the money..

Comment from gebrauchshund
Time: June 21, 2013, 11:26 pm

OK, I can see that website with the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon will be wasting large amounts of my future free time.

I’m not sure if I should thank you or curse you.

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: June 21, 2013, 11:49 pm

Ha!…looks like fun!

Comment from oh Hell
Time: June 22, 2013, 1:14 am

The scary thing about the peter pan site is that so many people have visited it……

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: June 22, 2013, 1:33 am

As long as “Peter Pan” keeps his damned candy van out of my neighbourhood, he’ll get to keep his tiny little nuts.

Comment from Pupster
Time: June 22, 2013, 2:31 am

Hey Stoaty…I think you`re out of vodka.


Comment from Anonymous
Time: June 22, 2013, 4:00 am

Isn’t there a spray for neo-druid?
And ban Bob Mulroy from the site.

Comment from dissent555
Time: June 22, 2013, 2:26 pm

How the phenomenon came to be known as “Baader-Meinhof” is uncertain. It seems likely that some individual learned of the existence of the historic German urban guerrilla group which went by that name, and then heard the name again soon afterwards. This plucky wordsmith may then have named the phenomenon after the very subject which triggered it. But it is certainly a mouthful; a shorter name might have more hope of penetrating the lexicon.

I say just go with the acronym “BMP”. Cryptic, yes; but full of potential.

Comment from Ken
Time: June 22, 2013, 3:59 pm

The blurb accompanying the link to the Stonehenge story at Ace of Spades threw in a Golgafrincham Ark B reference, which pretty well sums it up.

Looking at the pictures, I was put in mind of: “…the druids. No one knew who they were, or what they was doin’….”

Comment from twolaneflash
Time: June 22, 2013, 6:14 pm

Druids? Probably like Republicans. Ate their own till there was only The One.

Comment from AliceH
Time: June 22, 2013, 6:25 pm

I have two happy rules that I scrupulously follow when I’m here reading comments:

1. never click on stuff from… a particular party
2. always click on stuff from pupster.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: June 22, 2013, 9:03 pm

I can’t compete with Bob Mulroy for finding the Creepy, but that won’t stop me from trying.

Stumbled across this today


Comment from Deborah
Time: June 23, 2013, 1:21 am

Ah. Pixies. The only pixies I believe in are the Bic Pixies, who come out at night to steal our pens.

Comment from Nina
Time: June 23, 2013, 4:36 am

I’m not enjoying my weekend at all, actually…I’m packing and moving stuff into storage. You may ask why I’m moving into storage instead of into a new place, and I’ll tell you why: I haven’t found a new place yet. After next weekend I’ll be homeless until something turns up.

Oh, how I hate renting. You are totally at the mercy of your landlord, and if he is going through a messy divorce and has to sell the house, you get to move whether you want to or not. Woe.

More chicken photos, pease!

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: June 23, 2013, 4:09 pm

“Ban Bob Mulroy?” “A particular party?” Indeed! I do not create the creepy, I merely observe and report.

Some Vegetable, I think you might have me beat.

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: June 23, 2013, 6:23 pm

Couch surfing, Nina? Good times! Just make sure your hosts have plenty of beer.

Comment from Tom
Time: June 24, 2013, 8:14 am

Those “Damn Interesting” folks should larn themselves some google-fu:

Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: June 24, 2013, 11:29 pm

Speaking of “Cosplay for Seniors”, the guy in the middle is Lee Teng-hui, 82-year-old ex-President of Taiwan, as Edajima Heihachi, a character in the manga “Shonen Jump”.

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