Jeepers creepers

Two weeks’ accumulation of curiosities and silliness.

I recently discovered that Tex Avery’s documentation of the big, bad wolf’s remarkable courtship behavior is available at the Internet Archive.

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More of Avery’s research can be found here.


While watching the Leslie Howard Pygmalion, it occurred to me that Henry Higgins is an aspie from Hell. I’m not the only one to think so.


It may look like an ordinary kitschy t-shirt, but the reviews indicate that it is the textile counterpart of the legendary Denon AKDL1 Dedicated Link Cable.


Realism was not a goal: photography by Don Hong-Oai in the style of traditional Chinese painting.


No comment.


Appropriate prayers for Meyers-Briggs types.


Notes for volcano watchers:

A video of Mt. Etna’s most recent paroxysm.

Big noise, lava fountains, and loads of ash and bombs: Etna, 15 November 2011

A photo gallery by a Chile-based photographer, featuring photos of Villarica and other volcanoes. Be sure also to check out the Atacama Desert in bloom.

Recent snapshots of Sakurajima’s normal, everyday behavior.

Aerial views of recent eruptions.

Jonathan Tappan visits a geothermal area in Kyushu.

Thanksgiving on Kilauea.


No matter who you are or what you do, Newt Gingrich does not approve of you.

What are the Chinese up to?

Grammar, punctuation and bars:

A dangling modifier walks into a bar. After finishing a drink, the bartender asks it to leave.

Flash gizmos based on math and physics.

Just wondering: is water even “wet,” according to European standards?

Token Black Friday observation.

Hot-weather wear: air-conditioned clothing.

If you know your way around Manhattan, you can find me near the corner of 7,054th Avenue and South 13,008th Street.

The Justice League of Equestria.

Generate a mahou shoujo team.

Update: The opening of Serial Experiments Lain in 1080. Watch it in full-screen mode.

(Some of the above via Dustbury, Eve Tushnet, The Gormogons and TSO.)