Sunday, August 22, 2010

Driveway biology project

A little dead bird appeared on our driveway one day. Probably the work of our nimble and deadly cat Tassie. Anyway, this is the scene a couple days later (you might want to put down your bowl of cereal).

Monday, August 16, 2010

Nature walk to work

OK, so I'm on my way to work, walking through Waterloo Park.  I stopped to take a picture of this tree that had fallen over the weekend (I keep my camera in an easily-accessible pouch just for such occasions).

After I took the picture, I noticed this going on.  Warning: explicit!

And then a few metres down the trail I witnessed this high-speed chase!

All in a day's walk, I suppose.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wait, is this chiropractor joking?

Is this chiropractor for real?

Doncha just love the careful measurement technique ("Pull baby's legs, but not too hard.") The sad thing is that the chiropractor probably doesn't even know he's deluding himself.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Looking under the hood of intelligent design

Here is my next post on Skeptic North.

My wife knows me well

She knows me well enough to take a picture of this bumper-sticker for me.

I appreciate it when people advertise their scientific ignorance.  I try to keep my distance from drivers that believe a magical man is looking out for them.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Today's irony lesson is brought to you by spam

I got this e-mail today.
Dear Webmail User, ANTI SPAM UPDATE
This message is from WEBMAIL MANAGEMENT MESSAGING CENTER to all Webmail account users. We are currently upgrading our data base and webmail account center.
This is to enable your webmail account take a new look with new functions and help protect against spam e-mails. 
We are therefore deleting all unused email account to create more space for new accounts and updates.
To help us fight spam and to prevent your account from closing you will have to update it below so that we will know that it's an active account.

Email Username:
EMAIL Password:
Date of Birth:
Alternative Email:

WARNING!!! All account owner that refuses to comply with this update will lose his or her within seven days of receiving this notice.
Thank you for your understanding. We are delighted to bringing communication closer to you.

They claim that they're trying to help you get rid of your spam.  The irony, of course, is that the e-mail is spam.

I don't use webmail.  And even if I did, I wouldn't e-mail my account credentials to some address in China just because they asked for it.

And the capstone of irony... the grammatically-challenged closing sentence, "We are delighted to bringing communication".