Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Not exactly Steve Irwin...

Some time ago, the family went to a Croc farm in Tainan. The croc you see in the photo weighed about 1250 kg, according to the guide. He also said it was safe to sit on the croc, because it was too fat to move. I still didn't get too comfortable, just in case he had one last lunge left in him.

Saturday, April 24, 2010


Baseball fans will enjoy this one. Maybe map lovers too. If you like both then this is for you! All others will be confused.

A Rod pisses off yet another ball player.

Baseball etiquette aside this is hilarious.

'Welcome to Bradenia'

Friday, April 23, 2010

Oil Stones

Ca. mid last century the Soviets built a city in the middle of the Caspian to drill for oil. Since the discovery of oil in Siberia the place has been largely forgotten though apparently people still live there. Scroll down for a rousing video tribute to the city in the sea.

'Oil Stones: Soviet City in the Middle of the Sea'

This pic makes me think of Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri. Remember the crazy white haired professor character that looked like a scientific hippy version of J Hole? Baikonaur!

I forget the name of the road but we used to play at Fat Boy's near Asia Link.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Fresh Water Crustacean

We discovered this little guy a couple of weeks ago on our first trip to the cottage. There was still snow on the ground so we had to hike in.

It was in about a foot of icy water on the edge of the lake, dead but perfectly preserved. About the size of my hand, it has deep blue claws that seem almost too big for its prawn like body. I've been going to this lake my entire life but have never seen one before.

Freshwater rock lobster? Super claw prawn lobster? Crayfish?

Can anyone put a name to this thing?

Friday, April 16, 2010

Astros Uniforms

Here's a glimpse of what the Astros were sporting in the 60's. And people thought my rainbow sweater was bad?

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

We surveyed a millionty people with the top ten answers on the board. Name a popular question that begins with the word why.

Cause or Cure?

The Chinese translates as wife cake.

Ask for them by name!

Be sure to read the 4 special merits and the claim. Hey, it's not braggin' if its true.

If you follow Canadian baseball players or have seen a game in Taiwan, chances are you know this guy. And please, check out the college. Git yer guns up, eh?