Posts Tagged ‘squirrels’

A Post On Flying. Sorta.

Short post.  Picture.

Reminds me of my middle nephews’ 8th birthday party.


Attack of the Flying Squirrels

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Now I understand why I cannot understand my daughter.  She, like her mother, is an alien.  They are female, and I have as much chance of understanding a pig with lipstick a duck-billed platypus.  Click on the pic to biggerize it.

My daughter is alien to me...

My daughter is alien to me...

She opened her mouth and uttered some stuff today and I have not even a shred of a clue as to what she said.  Either they are aliens or all men are just big dogs that talk.


The Giant Animal Smasher was fun.  Squirrel physics is fun.

Well, I found a physics question regarding squirrels:

The Nano-nut-Dropping Nano-Squirrel

A nano-squirrel on a nano-tree is trying to drop nano-nuts into a small nano-hole directly under itself. If the nano-squirrel is at height H above the ground, if the gravitational acceleration is g, if each nano-nut is a point particle of mass m, and each nano-nut is released with zero initial velocity using the best reproducible nanotechnology, use the position-momentum uncertainty principle to show that, despite the best efforts of the nano-squirrel, the nano-nuts will end up spread over the ground in a region of radius R satisfying the inequality

R >= [ 8 hbar2 H / ( m2 g ) ]1/4 .

where hbar is Planck’s constant.

Source: Professor Henry GreensideDuke Physics Challenges


So we can blame Heisenberg for the extinction of nano-squirrels by nano-starvation.  Somebody call the nano-brains at PETA.


Here we learn that (1) squirrels are pretty smart, and (2) they have no taste.


Lest you feel that we’re focusing on small twitchy mammals too much, here’s a link to the Glass Armonica.  It is very surreal and has definite physical bases for why it sounds the way it does.

In case you are wondering, you go from glass to faraday waves to chaos theory to solitons to oscillons and back to faraday waves – here:


Waves, electromagnetic fields… ohhhhhh yeah.   Check out electric fields.


With a book cover like that, you almost have to go check it out, don’t you?  Knitting with dog hair.

That is the perfect example of bait.

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UPDATE:  PETA would probably see the cosmic joke in this post over at Brea Canyon Monument, a very enjoyable spot to browse if you like the world with a tilt.


I doubt “freakshowcasings” is really a word but it sounds to my ears enough like “sausage casings” that I’m willing to use it if it has any chance of pissing off a PETA member.  Freakshow, good word.  Showcase, good word.  So how can freakshowcasings be bad if it feels good and pisses PETA off?

I’m not going to let anyone go around abusing animals, because I think there’s very few things lower than a person who does that (perhaps syphilitic rats are lower, but even they are treatable).   This doesn’t mean that I’m gonna let some pasty-white anemic looking fruitcake tell me what I can and cannot eat.  Militant vegans just get under my skin.

I suggest y’all go and run right out to your local (insert_burger_joint_name_here) and order a triple-decker, double-cheese, extra mayo hamburger, sans vegetable of any kind.  And follow it up with jello made with real gelatin from animal parts.  Add an egg if they got ’em.  God meant us to eat animals.  We know that because they’re made out of meat.

Animal rights group turns its fire on celebrity meat-eaters

By Rachel Shields
Sunday, 29 June 2008

Animal rights protesters have launched a series of angry campaigns against A-list carnivores. They are shifting their focus from celebrities who wear fur to others who encourage the “exploitation” of animals by eating them. In its latest campaign, Peta – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which became infamous for dousing fur-wearers in red paint – has launched an attack on the singer Jessica Simpson.

Ms Simpson was singled out for ridicule after she was spotted wearing a T-shirt bearing the slogan “Real Girls Eat Meat”, believed to be a light-hearted dig at her boyfriend Tony Romo’s vegetarian ex-girlfriend, Carrie Underwood.

Alistair Currie, a spokesman for Peta, said: “Jessica Simpson might have a right to wear what she wants, but she doesn’t have a right to eat what she wants – eating meat is about suffering and death. Some people feel like they are standing up against a tide of political correctness when they make a statement like this – what she is really doing is standing up for the status quo.”

The animal rights group doctored a photo of Ms Simpson to read “Only Stupid Girls Eat Meat”, and listed “five reasons only stupid girls eat meat”.

In May the group condemned the British actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers for admitting that he had tried dog meat while in China.

The Peta attacks are seen as a sign of the radicalisation of some vegetarian groups. They claim eating meat causes environmental destruction, damages human health and contributes to global hunger, as well as inflicting suffering on billions of animals. (more…)


While I’m being offensive, this is a good time to give a plug to a bumper sticker company – with stickers like this, they deserve more traffic  (get it?  traffic?  Heh heh heh… oh I kill me…):



This came from Blue Crab Boulevard. Word to the wise for those in socialist countries or ones that are becoming so… invite every last damn kid in your class to your birthday party unless you want to be sued.

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