Filler with pics

Not those kind of pics … you sick shi@$!!

Sunrise over Amish Country

Had a b-ball tourney in Hershey PA area this weekend. Took some pics of cows and shit while I was trying to find a coffee place that was open.

Rock Monday

So, before Peej throws up some nonsense, here’s today’s “rocks” for everyone to ponder. Porcupine Tree broke up a few years ago, but this song is amazing.

Here’s some more rock – new stuff from Deftones:

Puscifer has a new album coming out soon, not sure how I feel about this one just yet:

Gojira also is working on stuff:

I think we can all agree that these “rock” videos are phenomenal creations of mankind, and certainly marvels. Bla bla bla …

This new editor sucks.

UPDATE (Colorado Alex): In honor of Muscular Motivational Mondays of yore:

Turn on, tune in, drop out..

it’s groovy baby

No animals were harmed in the making of this video…….I think?

ok…ok, know it’s old…but this gal is SOOO stinkin cute and the results of their collaboration is sooooo good. It’s worth a re-listen.

MMM 415: Ville-ès-Nouaux Stone Circle

Built and active from approximately 3250 BC to 2250 BC, this arrangement of stones includes a modestly-sized stone circle surrounding a dolmen, and a nearby cairn of the deceased. It resides in modern Jersey.

Stone circle in foreground, cairn with tombs to the rear.

I’d normally put a “read more” here but wordpress hates authors and wrecked its UI again.

Modern Jersey is clearly nearby.
Sightseers for scale. This is honestly at the small scale for “megalith” and maybe doesn’t qualify.
Just the cairn.

Rosetta approved non Hostages sites — Go!

MMM Holiday Special, Labor Day Edition

Cool, if long, movie about stone builders in the British Isles, in case you missed it in the comments.

And this is, regretfully, probably how they did it.

I am curious how well all that would scale to stones on the scale of the Trilithium in the Temple of Jupiter, the smallest of which is 60 tons. Seems like at certain point you’d either strain the stone and fracture it, or crush your fulcrum material beyond usability, but I don’t know if that comes before or after the largest standing stones’ estimated weight.

So, you know, there could still be Nephilim involved.

Short Memes, People

Short people. As in I’m Short, People. Short a couple memes.
busy week.

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MMM 414: Turkey Tail

Magnificent Mushroom Monday may have featured this already, but it’s that time of year again and I’m starting to see these in my woods, along with some fresh dryad’s saddle.  Trametes versicolor is not a choice edible, but a highly-sought after medicinal that’s under active research as a cancer fighter.  No reason to wait for big pharma if you can find it wild, though, and it’s not terribly hard to make a weak tea of it and drink small amounts to make sure you tolerate it.  A strong tea when you’ve never had it can be a nice colon cleanse if that’s what you need, but then you’re really not getting the primary benefit.  Plus, it’s not really, well, tasty.  At all.  Turkey tail mushroom tea tastes like tree bark and despair.


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MMM Throwback: week 32

Back in the bad old days of 0bama, before governors had realized they could lock us all in our homes and kill our elderly and force us to cover our faces in public and shut down businesses by edict with no end date all because of a moderately bad seasonal flu.

Skating is good for the glutes.


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Wednesday Waltz and Waits

Just a quickie poat because the last one was getting that “not so fresh feeling”. A little music for your Wednesday evening, until we get a fresh, steaming load of memes on our doorstep tomorrow morning.

I love waltzes. There’s a reason that 3/4 time was considered perfect: it is. Honestly, I think I like Lyle Lovett’s version of this song a bit more, but any version is still awesome.

Next up, there’s Tom Waits, because what could be better on Hump Day than a glass of bourbon and this voice?

Update: One more.