October 15th, 2011


windy, with politics

Heard a noise from the bedroom that sounded suspiciously like sleet on the window. The few remaining Rowan berries were being propelled at the window by the 30 mph wind.

The #OccupyWallStreet folks are going to have a hard time holding on to their signs today with this wind. In Lansing the mayor is on the side of protesters, he had port-a-potties delivered yesterday to the park they are occupying.

Until this latest economic mess, Lansing was a pretty nice place. Occasionally a drug related murder but definitely not the usual. In the last year the number of murders and bank robberies has exploded. A teenage employee of the neighborhood KFC was murdered last night in a bungled robbery. WTF, kid working at minimum wage loses his life for a few bucks.

On a different note: I'm avoiding East Lansing as today is the MSU - UMich game. A complete mad house.

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beautiful animation

From boingboing:

"When an animal as big as a whale dies, its body becomes a whole new ecosystem. One whale carcass can support other forms of life for 50-to-75 years—basically as long as the whale itself lived.

This gorgeous video (I am not kidding. You will not need a unicorn chaser.) illustrates how that cycle works, using paper cutouts and simple puppetry. It's mesmerizing and enlightening.

The video was made for a Radiolab episode about whale falls, and was put together bySharon Shattuck and Flora Lichtman. Amazing work!"