Archive for June, 2007

Today’s mermaid: 200th post!

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UPDATE:  see more of Heather in our 500th post.  Also, mermaid fans can just click the Mermaid category button at right.

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Tiki art at Chicagos’ DvA Gallery

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DvA Gallery in Chicago has a great show right now of mouthwatering Tiki art.

Now, that’s culture!

[via Boing Boing]

Pirate wench of the day

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Anne Bonny, the most famous she-pirate ever.  And quite the fashion plate!

Wikipedia

Real pirates of the caribbean

qpirate_p2_s.jpg“Virtually all of our pirate imagery comes from a single circle of pirates who knew one another, shared a common base in the Bahamas, and operated for a very brief period: 1715 to 1725. This gang – including Blackbeard, Sam Bellamy of Whydah fame, the female pirates Mary Read and Anne Bonny, and the gentleman pirate Stede Bonnet – provided the inspiration for the great pirates of fiction, from Long John Silver and Captain Hook to Captain Blood and Jack Sparrow.”

[full story at Christian Science Monitor]

Sea creature of the week: The White Whale

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 June 26, 2007 – 5:00PM

Record numbers of humpback whales are on their annual migration up Australia’s east coast, including the rare white whale Migaloo, scientists say.

Migaloo, whose Aboriginal name means “white fella”, is believed to be the only completely white humpback whale in the world.

[Full story]

“Captain Ahab,” said Tashtego, “that white whale must be the same that some call Moby Dick.”

“Moby Dick?” shouted Ahab. “Do ye know the white whale then, Tash?”

“Does he fan-tail a little curious, sir, before he goes down?” said the Gay-Header deliberately.

“And has he a curious spout, too,” said Daggoo, “very bushy, even for a parmacetty, and mighty quick, Captain Ahab?”

“And he have one, two, three- oh! good many iron in him hide, too, Captain,” cried Queequeg disjointedly, “all twiske-tee be-twisk, like him- him-” faltering hard for a word, and screwing his hand round and round as though uncorking a bottle- “like him- him-”

“Corkscrew!” cried Ahab, “aye, Queequeg, the harpoons lie all twisted and wrenched in him; aye, Daggoo, his spout is a big one, like a whole shock of wheat, and white as a pile of our Nantucket wool after the great annual sheep-shearing; aye, Tashtego, and he fan-tails like a split jib in a squall. Death and devils! men, it is Moby Dick ye have seen- Moby Dick- Moby Dick!

 from Moby Dick, Chapter 36, by Herman Melville

Must.  Kill.  Whale. 

I can has fish?

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R3ddE for friday.

Outrigger sunset

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Some pre-weekend wahines

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Today’s mermaid

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Boat pr0n

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From Wally.

Pirate Pimpin’ (2)

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Submarine comparo

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Click pic for legible size.

Today’s pirate wench

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Today’s mermaid

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Clearly I am obsessing way too much about wood as the Ulua project progresses.

Australian emerges after two weeks in underwater box

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An Australian adventurer emerged from the bottom of a lake yesterday after spending nearly two weeks living underwater, riding a bike to generate electricity and using algae to produce oxygen.  
The ‘world’s first self-sufficient, self-sustaining underwater habitat’.

Breathing air provided by algae soaked in his own urine, “aquanaut” Lloyd Godson spent 12 days living in a yellow steel capsule submerged in a flooded gravel pit.

[Full story link]