Random Photo

fly on sweet potato leaf

A photo a day keeps the Doctor in play.

A fly deigns to decorate a leaf of my sweet potato vines, and is caught in digital ointment. I didn’t hear it buzz, but it did interpose itself between “the Heaves of Storm.”

Scissor Dance: Monkey Camera

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>Scissor DanceCollage cut and pasted the old fashioned way, with scissors, glue, and a stack of old magazines.

Random Photo: Our Flag Decal Was Still

corrogated bolt flag ort crop warmIt doesn’t get us into Heaven anymore.

A photo a day keeps the Doctor in play.

Yo Momma Steals Stupid Memes

dark humor sign of dementia

Paul Hinrichs, an old Salonista, posted the above image to Facebook. My first comment in the comment box was “If that is so, I would have been in the dementia ward on floor 13 at about age 25.” Later in the string, in response to another old Salonista, Mark Hoback’s “yo mama…” I started improvising “dark humor” yo mommas, but it occurs to me that they are not not yo mommas; they are my mommas. Thus,

My momma’s humor is so black, all the black holes forgot to laugh.

My momma’s humor so black all the black swans committed suicide.

My momma’s humor so dark, all the black comedians starting doing whiteface.

My momma’s humor so dark, St. Peter admitted George Carlin at the Pearly Gates because he felt sorry for him.

My momma’s humor so black, the black helicopters stayed in their hangers in Area 54.

My momma’s humor is so dark, Dick Cheney laughs at her jokes.

If you don’t think my momma is funny, she will eat your children.

Steal This Meme: ANTCHRIST

obama antchrist meme

Steal this meme. I did.

As Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody, puts it, “The stupidest possible creative act is still a creative act.” Words to live by in the latter days of the Internet Age.


Random Photo: Inordinate Fondness

popes lick horned beetle

A photo a day keeps the Doctor in play.

If one could conclude as to the nature of the Creator from a study of creation, it would appear that God has an inordinate fondness for stars and beetles.

J.B.S. Haldane

Haldane was, evidently, inordinately fond of repeating variations of this statement, and friends, acquaintances, and biographers equally inordinately fond of reporting anecdotes as to when, where, and to whom he said it. So your mileage may vary.

Update: I crowd-sourced the species ID on Facebook: The pictured bug is a Red Milkweed Beetle (Tetraopes tetrophthalmus). Poet and naturalist Dave Bonta almost instantly provided the link. A flourish of my panache to him.

Random Photo: Stone Moo


A photo a day keeps the Doctor in play.