And they all belong to alligators on Lake Okeechobee in Florida.
A remake I can understand, but will George be donning a kimono? Will he take on the role of Kikuchiyo, played by Mifune in Kurosawa’s film? Will there be a golden moment when he introduces himself, which we’ll compare with Pete Postlewait’s Kobayashi?
Now why would any self-respecting golden want to mix it up with an alligator, much less one that weighed 700 lb?
Cooper did. Last year he was taking a casual swim in a South Carolina canal when the big alligator attacked. He survived, but the gator had to deal with Cooper’s human friends, and met with an untimely end.
In Coral Springs, a six-month old puppy named Jasmine took on an alligator, who got as far as the death roll maneuver, before Jasmine’s owner prevailed.
Coming soon to the sky near you, Saturn, Mars and Mercury plus the Beehive cluster.
History assumes that Cortes and his army infected natives with European microbes, decimating the population. An epidemiologist challenges this belief, and offers up his own explanation for the massive numbers of deaths.
He believes that the plague known as cocolitzli could well be a form of hemorrhagic fever spread by rodents.
So which came first? The chickens still aren’t revealing their family secrets. But a chicken farmer, a geneticist, and a philosopher just might have the answer.
Yesterday on our way back from the beach, we stopped at a McDonald’s. One of my sons homed in on the $1 menu while the other son went over to Subway. We managed to completely ruin our appetites for our barbecued rib dinner.
A food critic from the New York Times checks out many fast food stops across the nation, and lives to tell the tale. And he does mention the smell that said food leaves behind in the car.
If you follow the posts much at all, you’ll note more and more references to wildlife appearing in urban surroundings, and usually coming to grief.
There are several reasons, one being that there are more animals.
Dinner of ribs, corn on the cob, fruit salad, other stuff mentioned earlier. We could have chosen a better movie, although it does have its fans.
We might or might not go get sushi at some point.
Fried chicken dinners are picked up at a very important juncture in the film. I don’t think they actually get to eat these dinners, sorry to say.
Kitchen scenes with Richard Gere manning the stove. No one likes his cooking.
If you didn’t see it, you don’t want to know.
Many dishes, wonderfully prepared by Food Network chefs. However, no one is actually seen eating this food except a young boy.
Let’s limit it to humans ingesting food, not dinosaurs ingesting humans. Sam Neill encounters food of an unnamed sort in an institutional-size can. He scrapes the bottom of this can hungrily as a fellow actor enjoys a Nestle bar. Sam gets one for dessert.
The malaria pathogen and the potato famine pathogen both use the same protein code to infect their hosts.
This does not mean that one day you will have to be excused from work because you have come down with Irish potato famine. But researchers may be able to produce a single drug that could attack both microbes that cause malaria and potato famine.
Not the irritable, flightless birds that can rip out your guts with their sharp claws. Chasing the citizenry of Innisfail, North Queensland they are.
a) the Irish
b) the Scottish
c) the Welsh
d) the English
Give up? It’s b) the Scottish.
We debated going to the Marin Headlands in the ferocious wind, having been mightily buffeted on our outing to Hawk Hill some time ago. Yesterday, the winds were so strong that I was very grateful for gravity, especially when we stood atop one of the gun emplacements at an old battery.
The tunnels provided the only relief.
To celebrate the grad’s return, we indulged in some of his favorite foods - filet mignon and home fries, along with another try at onion rings, this time using Thomas Keller’s batter.
I hate it when a recipe involves ‘three parts of this to two parts of that’. We didn’t get it quite right, but the result was quite good.
Maverick is an old family favorite with Jodie Foster at her feistiest.
Last night, I seriously considered getting one of their famous hot dogs. But it was so crowded. Next time for sure.
Seems that many customers consider it one of the last food bargains around.
What did I buy? About 300 chicken legs and thighs. Well, almost. But I spent most of my time looking at this.
The actor, still known as ‘Whistler’ around our house, is set to appear in ‘Challenger’. Feynman’s part in the investigation of the Space Shuttle Challenger is the subject of the movie.
Leftover roast chicken, cold asparagus and some of the macaroni salad made ahead for the weekend. Listening to Johnny Yuma, Johnny Cash. Reading the Mercury News review of X-Men, The Last Stand, which the guys are going to see this afternoon.
In the Netflix queue, The Cars That Ate Paris, Blow Up and Brokeback Mountain.
Years ago, a son waited till a colleague posted an item on craigslist. Then he and another colleague proceeded to flood the seller’s mailbox with frivolous and highly annoying questions. All the while sitting next to the persecuted worker who exclaimed louder at each succeeding missive.
A hapless individual in the UK put up his car for sale on eBay. He will never get this kind of attention again in his entire life. Nor will he ever be offered the services of someone else’s wife.
It’s a wonderful thing that they picked on someone with his wits fully intact.
She can recall each day of her life from early childhood, and has kept a diary. The good, the bad, the people, the weather.
If we all have this ability, perhaps evolution has decreed that we also don’t have the wherewithal to deal with so much data, considering our current brain toolset.
Websites of the future might provide ways to organize the vast, entire minutiae of our lives rather than just putting our photos in order.
A hummer that is 8-1/2 inches long, yet still builds a tiny nest.
For those of you who come here only to read about record-breaking fish, here are pictures of the 14.5 ft pregnant shark.
As their numbers soar, wildlife officials are concerned, especially when the birds go after baby tortoises and murrelet eggs.
The bear showed up in Germany last week after leaving the Italian Alps. German farmers were shocked at the sheep and poultry carnage along the bear’s trail. The order went out to kill on sight.
Meanwhile, the Italians were furious at such a response. Relations between the two countries are strained.
Someone must have tipped off the bear, who is retreating from Germany.
I cleaned the sink with Comet. Then I spritzed Windex on the toilet, including some in the bowl. As an afterthought, I poured in some bleach.
Then I remembered the article just a day ago (that I can’t find) warning against mixing household cleaners. And to leave the bathroom immediately after cleaning. Too late. My eyes were burning already.
Oh, the perils of cleaning house at the end of a long day. Here’s what the Beeb has to say about it.
Since I haven’t really cooked for several days, it was either another sandwich or a salad. Neither seemed particularly appealing.
Out came the chicken quarters, which were roasted. The carrots were steamed and buttered. The asparagus stirfried.
I’m not a Woody Allen fan, and was surprised at how much I liked Match Point. Jonathan Rhys-Meyers has Elvis eyes. No wait, a second later, he could be Kiefer Sutherland’s brother. He’s good.
Video of a very active eruption more than 1,800 feet below the surface.
How is it that a bear can hibernate all winter, barely moving, and emerge from its den with stronger bones in the spring?
When humans are inactive for long periods of time, such as during illness, our bones grow weaker. Scientists are studying the way that bears recycle the calcium in their bodies to keep their bones strong.
When the kids were little, naptime meant a few books, then they’d settle down while I left some music on. Sometimes this meant Johnny Cash.
Sunday when we went to fetch a very tired grad, he fell asleep in the car to some of the same songs, which seem awfully lively to sleep to. But he did.
It is possible to power a model rocket with Oreo cookie filling. But don’t try this at home by yourself. No really, don’t do it.
Out of Oreos? Apparently, Gummi Bears and Pixy Stix also work. But please, apply rocket science responsibly.
According to Briefing.com via the ABC News blog, Osama has moved from the mountains of Afghanistan to a Pakistani valley.
Watch out, this one was wounded by Fish and Wildlife agents. In Renton earlier, not too far away, there were three sightings of bears.
You’d think, in this age of digital cameras, that someone would be able to take a decent photo.
Up north, bears find a reliable source of free food. Homeowners are urged to take down feeders in spring and summer to discourage bears from coming into their yards.
Researchers have succeeded in generating hydrogen using waste materials from a Cadbury factory.
The day is approaching when traffic will be more bearable.