Doofus Of The Day #1,049

Today’s award goes to a particularly dense Canadian politician wannabe.  A tip o’ the hat to Small Dead Animals for finding her tweet. Take a closer look at the last photograph. Click the image below for a larger view. She’s wearing high heeled boots on slippery rocks, and there’s no fishing line on either the reel or the rod!  Can you say “political poser”?  I thought you could . . . and proven to be one by her own tweet!  I daresay her opponent(s) are printing poster-size copies of that photograph right now, and rubbing their hands in glee at the drubbing they’re about to give

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The mane attraction

Here’s a lovely image (found on Gab yesterday) of a male lion with a truly magnificent (and unusually dark) mane. Lions are usually thought of as the only members of the cat family with a mane, but there must be a recessive gene or two in other cat populations as well.  Our farm cat, Ashbutt, has a lot of Maine Coon in his ancestry, and he unquestionably has a mane.  Being all black, it’s hard to see unless one gets close to him – otherwise, he just looks like a very long-haired cat – but his mane is undoubtedly the same shape as the

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Not family friendly, but fiendishly funny!

I try to keep this blog family-friendly, without too much exposure to profanity or things that aren’t child-safe.  However, sometimes something is so pertinent (and, in this case, so damn funny) that I can’t help myself.  Sorry!  (Well, in this case, not really!) Courtesy of Wirecutter: Try to avoid the mental picture . . . Peter

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Automatic, real-time censorship… the future of the Internet?

I might consider that headline alarmist, except that it’s already happening in China, and it appears to be on the way in this country too – driven by ideologically motivated corporate executives who are also politicians. First, China.  Technology Review reports (bold, underlined text in all quoted excerpts is my emphasis): WeChat is a window into the future of the internet in many different ways. Based in China and boasting over 1.1 billion global users, it’s one of the world’s most advanced and popular apps. What’s remarkable is the way it reaches into so many corners of a Chinese person’s life: it’s the

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A bit wobbly, perhaps, but ingenious!

I had to laugh when I saw this photograph on Gab: I can just see some poor tractor driver deciding that he’s going to keep the rain and dust out, no matter what!  I’m not sure about tight turns, though.  That cab’s got to be delicately balanced in position.  Turn too sharply, and a support might shear, and dump the occupants and the cab in the dirt.  As for practicality . . . well, one can’t have it all! Peter

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Flat tire in Alaska

Found on Gab: I’d like to see someone try to fit an inner tube to that flat tire – not to mention re-treading it!  (I suppose both concepts are foreign to those who’ve only known modern tires, that seldom [if ever] need either procedure.  Us old farts remember, though . . . *sigh*) Peter

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