I like that you have to know some science to get today’s Off the Mark cartoon (by Mark Parisi): h/t: Woof
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It’s been a long week, and I’m looking forward to a fine dinner and some postprandial Beerenauslese. Let’s celebrate the Slate stats for yesterday and today with a cat. And don’t worry—I’ll be here all week, folks! h/t: Diane G
Sing it, brother! From SMBC, courtesy of reader Mark.
With added cat! Today’s Non Sequitur, by Wiley Miller, shows the fiendish ingenuity of sqrlz. The Sqrl God approves: Weigh in below if you have a story on how your squirrels foiled your bird-feeding attempt (or other evidence of their cleverness). h/t: Linda Grilli
. . . and perhaps a reason to make Fluffy’s Wager. From today’s Non Sequitur: Have a good evening; I’ll be here all weekend, folks!
I’ve written before about “bee-mimicking orchids,” whose petals have evolved into a shape roughly resembling that of a female bee or wasp. Randy male hymenopterans, lured by the shape (they can’t see very well), and, I believe, by the flower’s fragrance—which in some cases has also evolved to resemble insect pheromones—land on the flower and […]
Talk about Spectacular Cat Present fails, Amazon USA offers, for only $5.79, an inflatable unicorn horn for cats by Accoutrements. The description: Your cat makes a show of being regal and in control, but you could turn all that around with this Inflatable Unicorn Horn for Cats. It’s a vinyl, 5-1/2″ (14 cm) long unicorn […]
After all the recent talk on this site about the distinctive politeness of Canadians, I thought I’d post this great cartoon from a recent New Yorker. (You can buy a high-priced print at Condé Nast): Addendum: Reader Diana MacPherson sent me a copy of what Canadians see when they try to view videos on the […]
This can be read either literally or metaphorically, since there are different ways of knowing. It’s from Non Sequitur, of course. h/t: John Pieret
Crispian Jago, renowned illustrator of all things atheist, skeptic, and debunkable, has a new set of comics called “Creationist Zookeeper” on his website, The Reason Stick. And—OMG—the latest one: And now I must become one of those curmudgeons who say, “I don’t mean to nitpick, but. . . it’s Drosophila (with caps)!” On the other hand, the […]