Friday, September 30, 2011

COOL MUSIC FRIDAY #39

I PICK THE TEN MOST CREATIVE VIDEOS I'VE EVER SEEN.  ENJOY!
PLEASE COMMENT WITH YOUR PICKS FOR THE MOST CREATIVE MUSIC VIDEOS AND MAYBE NEXT WEEK I WILL POST THE TOP TEN READER'S FAVORITES.



Her Morning Elegance / Oren Lavie





















Tuesday, September 27, 2011

OOPS!

Lesson for today...
Make sure your tattoo artist can spell!










Sunday, September 25, 2011

Horsemanning

Horsemanning, or fake beheading, was a popular way to pose in a photograph in the 1920's. Sometimes spelled horsemaning, the horsemanning photo fad derives its name from the Headless Horseman, a character from “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”
The object of horsemanning is to make it appear that the photo's subject has been beheaded, like the Headless Horseman. Typically, one person lays with their head hidden while the other exposes only their head in the photo. If done correctly, horsemanning produces a brilliant optical illusion and allows for more creativity than other photo-posing fads like planking. Also, while planking is a solo game, horsemanning /horsemaning encourages social interaction as it requires a partner.







Saturday, September 24, 2011

NEW ROOF... Finally!

Our roof has needed replaced for a few years now, and finally, it was done yesterday and today.  Here's a before and after of the roof...
BEFORE

AFTER
LOL!

Here are some more amazing roofs...










Friday, September 23, 2011

COOL MUSIC FRIDAY #38 - QUEEN EXTRAVAGANZA!

From the Queen Extravaganza site...

Queen's Roger Taylor is launching a North American talent search that will offer vocalists and musicians the opportunity to star in the Queen Extravaganza.


Become aROCKSTAR!

If you sing, play guitar, drums, bass or keyboards then you can now audition to join our Queen Extravaganza band which will begin touring North America in 2012.

or, check out your fiercest competition! Watch all the latest Queen Extravaganza uploads in our audition video gallery right here... Watch the latest auditions

THIS WILL BE TRULY AMAZING!


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Cat That Time Forgot

The Pallas's Cat, also called a Manul, is a small wild cat named after German naturalist Peter Simon Pallas, who first described the species in 1776 In 2002, the IUCN classified Pallas's cat as near threatened because of the broad but patchy distribution in the grasslands and montane steppe of Central Asia. The species is negatively affected by habitat degradation, prey base decline, and hunting.

 Pallas's cat is about the size of a domestic cat, with a 46 to 65 centimetres (18 to 26 in) long body and a 21 to 31 centimetres (8.3 to 12 in) long tail. It weighs 2.5 to 4.5 kilograms (5.5 to 9.9 lb). The combination of its stocky posture and long, dense fur makes it appear stout and plushy. Its fur is ochre with dark vertical bars on the torso and forelegs. The winter coat is greyer and less patterned than the summer coat. There are clear black rings on the tail and dark spots on the forehead. The cheeks are white with narrow black stripes running from the corners of the eyes. The chin and throat are also white, merging into the greyish silky fur of the underparts. Concentric white and black rims around the eyes accentuate their rounded shape. The legs are proportionately shorter than those of other cats, the ears are set very low and wide apart, and it has unusually short claws. The face is shortened compared with other cats, giving it a flattened face. The shorter jaw has fewer teeth than is usual among felids, with the first pair of upper premolars being absent.

Pallas's cats are solitary. Both males and femalesscent mark their territory. They spend the day in caves, rock crevices, or marmot burrows, and emerge in the late afternoon to begin hunting. They are not fast runners, and hunt primarily by ambush or stalking, using low vegetation and rocky terrain for cover. They feed largely ondiurnally active prey species such as gerbilspikasvoles and Chukar partridges, and sometimes catch young marmots.


Captive-breeding of Pallas's cat is difficult. Although it breeds well, survival rates are low owing to infection. This has been attributed to an under-developed immune system, as its natural habitat is isolated and it would not normally be exposed to infection.  A female was artificially inseminated for the time at Cincinnati Zoo and gave birth to three kitten in June 2011.