Friday, February 6, 2009

Lunatic Fringe

I just saw an ad for the potty dance. I have no idea what brand of diapers it was for.

Merritt always wants me to write on this thing. I tell her I write all day at work, so I don't really want to write when I get home, but I'll try to appease her here.

I went outside to for a vision quest. A lot of stuff was moving around in our forest. Probably turkeys, we have a lot of wild turkeys around here. The moon is bright enough out there that it seems to dim out lamba orionis, the head of Orion. Orion is the best constellation, the rest (save the big dipper) are all posers. I may lack vision. By the way, if you don't follow stellar astrophysics, Orion's right shoulder (on the left from our view) is Betelgeuse (Bettlejuice--at least that is how I pronouce it), a red supergiant with a diameter greater than the diameter of the orbit of Mars. If that is not cool enough the middle star of Orion's belt is M42, the Orion Nebula. Thanks Star Hustler (remember that guy on PBS at like 3:00 in the morning before the national anthem?)!

Speaking of posers, what's up with Bear Grylls? Why is he always climbing stuff? Does rock climbing seem like the best option in a survival situation? Then he taunts a giant centipede, if he had eaten it it would have been one thing, but he doesn't. And then he took water from a section of rapids to drink. Doesn't he know that is where all of the junk from the bottom is stirred up into the drinking water? Les Stroud kicks Bear's ass.

I highly recommend this movie, but just for the music:
http://www.wsmr-history.org/LOSAT2.mpeg

-Nick

4 comments:

srbaynes said...

Nice obscure Lunatic Fringe ... Vision Quest reference. Dan Large would be proud.

E4H said...

thank god in your vision quest reference you didnt state that it was madge's first film... could have upped your followers with that reference. BTW, ebert (or was it siskel) thought the character development in VQ ran laps around the character development in Breaking away or Rocky. Shute could kick louden's ass anyday. blindfolded.

nice one with the anthem recollection. I dont think green eyes or ladybug will ever quite understand that one.

The other week, when we were in the presence of the great cable, H and I saw Bear drink the fluid out of rhino(?) dung. truly disgusting.

srbaynes said...

Not that I read many Blogs ... but this post has got to be one of my all time favorites. It's almost like you're in our living room!

13skulls said...

We used to play "Lunatic Fringe" during wrestling practice back when I was an assistant coach.My friend Chris would debate that the Pleadies constellation is the greatest. He points it out EVERY TIME we are out at night AD NAUSEAM. As far as Bear goes I think he's pretty cool. Heck of a military background. I do draw the line when he picked the nuts out of brown bear poo , washed them off, and had dinner.