I have been watching this spider live and grow right outside one of our windows under our 24/7 outdoor light. I first saw this Black and Yellow Garden Spider back in August (maybe a little before that??) and have since peek to check on it from time to time. Make sure she’s in the center of her web. It really has been fascinating. She’s close to twice as large now compared to back in August. I have not seen her pounce nor do anything cool like that with her meal. But she did relocate her home – and lost a leg.
His eyes met mine as he walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into our kennels. I felt his need instantly and knew I had to help him. I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly so he wouldn’t be afraid.
As he stopped at my kennel, I blocked his view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn’t want him to know that I hadn’t been walked today. Sometimes the shelter keepers get too busy and I didn’t want him to think poorly of them.
Remember the “Ultimate Dog Tease”? The video that most deservingly went viral last year? You know… the one about a man telling his dog all about the meat, and bacon, and other kinds of goodies in the fridge. Then he tells the dog that he gave it to the cat, and the dog cries out in despair. By far, that is the best voice over I have ever seen of dogs – and probably a lot of other voice overs, too. Currently the hit counter is approaching 119 million hits. Oh, sure, not as many as some music performers get when they release a new video, but definitely better.
This illusion is one of the best I’ve seen. I am still tripping. This Photoshop modified black and white face changes directions. Look at his nose, and you see his profile. Look at his eye, and he is facing you and looking right at you. Better yet, use your hand to cover up the left half, and then move and cover the right half. I’m still trippin’!
For the last 20 years Ryoichi ‘Keroppy’ Maeda has been documenting the underground rise in Japanese extreme body modification. Keroppy learned saline infusions in 2003 and brought the idea to Japan in 2007, he has been performing modifications ever since. The ‘Bagelhead’ is currently the hottest body modification, created by injecting medical saline solution into the forehead. The saline solution is injected for two hours and the ‘bagel/donut-head’ look is created by pressing your thumb in the middle of the forehead. Once complete, the modification will last 16-24 hours.
On September 24, 2011, over 2,200 paddlers showed up on the shores of the central Adirondack town of Inlet, New York (population, 400) to set a new Guinness World Record previously held by 1,619 boats in Pittsburgh. The official tally was 1,902 boats, forming the largest raft of canoes/kayaks in the world.
Photograph by Nancie Battaglia, Sports Illustrated/Getty Images
The event raised funds for Susan G. Komen, a grassroot organization raising money for the research and awareness of the prevention of breast cancer.
This is a list of “life occurrences” people have actually been through which almost always applies only to those who are living in poverty. Where these originally came from, I do not know, but these came from another WordPress site called “Whatever” by John Scalzi. After Whatever‘s list, there are hundreds of comments of people sharing their own experiences, so I have to wonder if this is not unlike a “chain-list.” A list that started with just a few items, then grew and is continually passed on just as I am doing now. Each and every passing alters and changes it somewhat by removing a few and adding in some from the comments. Every voice deserves to be heard. And please, if you have some to share, please do so in the comments.
I have found this video to be absolutely hilarious! A opossum snuck into someone’s kitchen, probably for food, and was discovered. But the reaction of the family is what is so priceless. Definitely not staged or fake – which is why I like it so much.
OMG… this remix is EXCELLENT! I can NOT stop laughing! The original video, Charlie Bit My Finger went viral after it was uploaded five years ago, and it now has over 480 million hits. My opinion, though, I honestly thought it was completely stupid, and rather annoying (the ORIGINAL – not the remix). I almost didn’t check out the horror remix – but being a horror movie fan, I figured what the hell.
And I am so glad I did!
Cathay Pacific Business Class: There is no other way to fly, especially on long-haul routes to Europe and the United States. Hong Kong’s flagship carrier designed its Business Class section for comfort and privacy, but was not planning on masturbation being a flight perk, too.
LOL… I have seen the image before, a year or two ago for the first time, and many times since then. It still amazes me… there are a LOT of spiders hanging out between these two old cars (pardon the pun – intentional)! Just the other day, I found a version with the caption shown below – but I did my own copy since the one on Facebook wasn’t looking very good.
Here is one of the BEST tattoos I have ever seen. Even though it is only black ink, the detail is phenomenal! The three-dimensionality… it actually looks as though her skin is being used as a corset-like bodice. Amazing!!!
(NOTE: I’ve been slacking lately with posting my Parting Shots. But will now start posting them on a nightly basis again.)
Photo credit / tattoo artist: All unknown
Here are some very creative and unique signs which have emerged in various elevators. Some via management, some via the tenants. And the elevator even left one, too. It was getting tired of something always being left “behind.”
Anyone who was born in the 50′s, 60′s and 70′s… We are the last generation who played in the street. We are the 1st who played video games, the last to record songs off the radio on a cassette tape. We walked over a mile with no worries of being taken. We learned how to program the VCR before anyone else. We played from Atari to Nintendo. We are the generation of Tom and Jerry, Looney Toons, and Captain Kangaroo. We traveled in cars without seat belts or air bags; lived without cell phones. We did not have flat screen TVs or surround sound – in fact, we had to get up and walk over to the TV to change the station. iPods, the internet, computers, Facebook and Twitter were inconceivable. But nevertheless – WE HAD A GREAT TIME!!
First of all, everyone survived this crash, which was a vintage 1947 Stinson and occurred in the mountains in Idaho in June (2012). Tol Gropp has the camera in the cockpit. He, two of his friends, and his father – who was the pilot – were flying into the Idaho mountains for a morning hike in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness and were planning to fly on to another site for dinner.
But the plane crashed about four minutes into the flight. It seemed to encounter difficulty at takeoff, having trouble getting lift. The YouTube account chalks the problem up to an “air pocket” that made the craft lose altitude and descend rapidly into the trees.
Here are a couple videos of stingrays. That’s right… stingrays. The baby stingrays in this first video have translucent skin which allows you to partially see the internal organs and features of this species of stingrays. The first 30 seconds are ho-hum. A couple of stingrays skimming the bottom of the tank. But wait until the 30 second mark – when the first of the two start swimming up and you have a clear view of the underbelly.
Look familiar? Just watch them dance.
This first video is an adorable French Bulldog pup, all dressed in his (or hers?) Christmas sweater. “Frenchie” here surprises his people by saying, “I love you.” LOL… apparently the original has become viral as this was featured on the national news this morning. This one is an upload by “Petsami” and I cannot find the original. BTW… I HATE Petsami’s logo… the cat face with the crossed bones beneath it. Looks like a “death” or “poison” label to me. Anyway, just had to point that out – it’s been bugging me since I subbed their channel.
Roger Pion, 34, from Newport, Vermont, decided one day that he wanted to play “Monster Jam Rally” except that he did not drive a monster truck. Pion stole a 10-1/2-foot-high, Case MX 255 dual wheel tractor and has eight wheels with four 6-foot tandem wheels on the back – and Pion used that tractor to crush seven VT Orleans County police cars. Can we say “anger management”?
The ultimate dream of flight – soaring through the air, with total freedom in all three dimensions, not within a heavy and complicated machine but with only one’s body and sensations – a dream everybody had at least once in their life. “Jetman” made it real.
Reminiscent of the famous superman scene, Yves “Jetman” Rossy has flown in close formation with the Breitling Douglas DC-3 vintage aircraft, giving the passengers on board the unique experience to see the world’s first jet powered man in full flight.
When John Wardlaw, John Dickson, Mark Rumer, Dallas Burney and John Molony took a picture in 1982 of all five of them at Wardlaw’s family lake cabin, none of them knew they had just started a life-long tradition. This is a rare friendship which has survived for decades and now the group of guys are sharing their story of friendship with everyone.
During the summer of 1982, the five friends were hanging out at the family cabin on Copco Lake in Northern California. Dickson, or J.D. to his friends, set up his 35-millimeter camera on self-timer and snapped away. The photo shown here dated 1982 is the one they chose as their “vacation photo.” They boys were around 19 years old at the time.
I thought this was Banksy, but I am wrong. Thanks to some readers of Motley News and Photos, they have provided the correct artist. He called himself “Criminal Chalkist,” but his real name is Paul Saville. According to his Facebook page, he has been arrested several times for “chalking,” and Paul provides the links the news sites such as The Guardian and The Telegraph. Well, Paul, regardless of what the police say and think, I think your work is fantastic!