Thursday, October 29, 2009

A song for fall


by: Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)

BOAT, beneath a sunny sky
Lingering onward dreamily
In an evening of July--

Children three that nestle near,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Pleased a simple tale to hear--

Long has paled that sunny sky;
Echoes fade and memories die;
Autumn frosts have slain July.

Still she haunts me, phantomwise,
Alice moving under skies
Never seen by waking eyes.

Children yet, the tale to hear,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Lovingly shall nestle near.

In a Wonderland they lie,
Dreaming as the days go by,
Dreaming as the summers die;

Ever drifting down the stream--
Lingering in the golden gleam--
Life, what is it but a dream?

... And then there were none

This one's for my friend Greg at A Pirate Named Neo.


Friday, October 9, 2009

It's a small world after all

(image credit: James Hayden, Wistar Institute, Philadelphia)

You've GOT to check out the fascinating images from the Nikon Microscopy U Small World Images contest. This one took fourth place, and guess what it is? (Dana O will love it!) The ovary of an anglerfish.

(Via Instapundit)

Monday, October 5, 2009

An 'O' by any other name

It's only been a scant 8 months into the new presidency, but already President Obama has racked up an impressive tally of nicknames. Some of my favorites:

Duh One
The Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers
God, Jr.
Obama bin Lyin'
OediPOTUS Wrecks


Waffles the Clown


Now, just to prove I'm bipartisan, back in 2005 Tim Blair* conducted a contest to find the best nickname for then-President George Bush. Some of my faves from THAT one:

Shrubya McChimplerstein
Dumbya Shrub, Fascist Lord of the Bushista Cabal of McHitlerstan
Smirky McShrub, Chimperor of Jesusland
Lord Voldeburton
Drunkya McPretzelchoker


Chimpler W. McNazipants

(Also, check out this list)


Ain't it nice to know there's at least some people with creative spark left in this world?


* A stellar blogger from Australia