Thursday, January 20, 2011
But does that mean that we have to like every animal out there?
Yeah right. Let me introduce you to minks. Minks, for those of you who don't know, are murderous beady-eyed devils. They make seriously foul messes wherever they go. Their stench could deactivate the magnetic strip on a credit card. And they kill chickens.
And yesterday, they killed my chickens. In characteristically brutal fashion.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Question, hotshot: Why is Chuck Norris afraid to fish?
Answer: Because he might catch a sculpin.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
This time of year is often a bit deflating. Winter has barely begun and the next couple of months promise only darkness and cold. Yet when I was growing up on the shores of the Pacific, this time of year was rivaled only by Christmas in terms of sheer excitement. The holidays might be over, but it was mere weeks until glass ball season.
The North Pacific Current runs from the open ocean east of Japan to the open ocean west of California and forms the northern portion of the North Pacific Gyre. At its eastern terminus, the warm Kuroshio current from the south collides with the arctic Oyashio Current to feed the North Pacific Current. This brings all sorts of unusual items from the coast of Japan into the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Most of this debris ends floating around in the Pacific or washes up on the shores of Hawaii, but given the right conditions, some would make it to North America.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
(This image is from this article in the Huffington Post)