Endless Parade of Excellence

Friday, July 30, 2004

Thursday, July 29, 2004
Enthusiasts with Pictures of their Stones.

Thursday, July 08, 2004
Things might be a bit quiet here for a week or two. Maybe it's time for you to go outside and get some fresh air. Maybe a guest or two will add some links, or maybe you should just go read the blogs I swipe stuff from.

Tuesday, July 06, 2004
"We often spent many hours just cruising low and slow. Once I asked our crew commander if I could use the winch to troll for fish sometime. He didn't think I was serious, I guess, and said, "Sure". When I showed up one mission with a hook about 6 inches across, he stopped me fast! I was serious and thought we could handle a shark easily with the winch. I wonder what would have happened when we landed with a 12 foot shark hanging from the stern of our airship."

Larry's Blimp and Airship Picture Book. Not to be missed.
(via MeFi)

Monday, July 05, 2004
History of crampons.

The Centers for Disease Control have disease trading cards for your kids to play with. If you liked this movie, you'll appreciate the fact that "anthrax" is illustrated by a dead zebra, bleeding from the nose and mouth. That should make for some interesting conversations with the little ones. "That zebra's very sick, honey, I don't think he's going to get better...Oh look- staph!"
(via BoingBoing)

Sunday, July 04, 2004
If you weren't sufficiently freaked out by the dog toy quiz, Kat points out that "dog toy" is the common name of this "adorable" (her word, not mine) soft coral. I want to know what "very hard to collect" means.