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Monday, September 19, 2022

Cornfield ants, so these are the ones I call Emergency Ants

 https://blogs.cornell.edu/biocontrolbytes/2018/05/29/dont-make-a-mountain-out-of-an-ant-hill-why-ants-in-your-lawn-may-not-be-a-problem/



In addition to being harmless to humans – they don’t sting or bite – these ants are actually good for your lawn! They eat the eggs of grass pests, including Japanese beetles. One study found that when these ants were present in turf grass, they reduced the numbers of white grubs and other grass pest larvae. 

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Friday, July 22, 2022

Mahatma Gandhi > Quotes > Quotable Quote (?) "The world has enough for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed."

 Mahatma Gandhi > Quotes > Quotable Quote (?) "The world has enough for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed."

Good quote from beginning of this Tumbbad  Indian movie. Some cool visuals on the review at least. 



Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Freddy Kruegar Nightmare on Elm Street's original poster influenced from The Cat and the Canary Old Horror

Nightmare on Elm Street's original poster sure looks a lot like this super old silent film scene:



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cat_and_the_Canary_(1927_film)


Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Music: The Melvins, hot damn they are good

 



These dudes have been around forever. I remember hearing their name somewhere but never listened. Finally randomly did... I think Youtube had something. And then I pull 'em up on Spotify and can't find a bad song. Crazy. And they are like King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard releasing a TON of stuff all the time. Love it. 

A couple of albums to get started on, are some heavy sounding stuff in the early 90s that sound very grungy... and apparently they were huge influences on the popular grunge rock 90s dudes anyway. Nirvana, etc. 

Example: Houdini album in 1993.



Some Godzilla Stuff that almost existed in the 50s and/or 60s and/or 70s

http://www.kaijuphile.com/rodansroost/scrapyard/rogshowa.shtml

 https://www.kaijubattle.net/kaiju-book-database/toho-special-effects-official-visual-book-vol20-king-ghidorah-1964

From Kaijuphile:

Return of King Ghidorah

Screenplay written by Shinichi Sekizawa

Alein invaders plan to scour the earth of its despoling population of humans before the world can be polluted beyond repair and becomes useless for their plans of colonization. Towards this end, the aliens bring the monster Mogu, Gigan and King Ghidorah to destroy human civilization. But their arrival does not go unopposed. The monsters Godzilla, Rodan and Varan escape from Monster Island to confront the alien space monsters.

History:

After his bad reaction to Godzilla vs the Smog Monster, Toho producer Tomoyuki Tanaka ordered that a new script be produced for the next Godzilla movie, this time featuring his classic foe, King Ghidorah. The Return of King Ghidorah was one of two scripts submitted and contained many of the elements that would later become Godzilla on Monster Island.


So this weird monster flying in the middle must be Mogu, who I think never showed up for real in any Godzilla movies. Only in this script. ???


Next is the stuff from Kaijubattle.net ... 
Toho Special Effects Official Visual Book Vol.20 King Ghidorah 1964
Publisher: Dai Nippon
August 2018
​Pages: 36
Planning and organization: Osamu Kishikawa
Designed by Makena Graphics
​Language: Japanese & English​​

Synopsis
All volumes are published by Dai Nippon Printing, read from left to right, each volume is 36 pages long and printed on A4 size paper. They are distributed by the Godzilla Store and cover the conceptualization and production aspects of kaiju from Toho's library of films, with each volume focusing on a different character.

This volume covers King Ghidorah from Ghidorah The Three-Headed Monster (1964).






Monday, March 7, 2022

Stegosaurs and spikes

So debating on if the tail spikes were used for defense. Surely they were, huh? And what about the species with the shouldery side spikes? 

 https://blog.everythingdinosaur.co.uk/blog/_archives/2007/10/14/3289552.html

New tiny (oldest?) stegosaur species here, today, with the side spikes:

https://www.sciencealert.com/tiny-newly-discovered-stegosaur-could-be-the-oldest-we-ve-found-yet





Thursday, March 3, 2022

People Don’t Like Change

Right now… who do you miss more… your child who was taken from you, from the world, today, or the child you might adopt years from now to fill the void? 

That might be an extreme example, might not be a fair question, but: 

People Don’t Like Change

Monday, January 31, 2022

Mandalorian and Boba Fett Book of ... jacking up some stuff

 Pretty darn sure the lizardlike Trandoshans (Bossk) are just as strong as a wookie. Well the black and grey wookie kicked the butts of 5 or so of them. Wrong. And I don't like the way they have different kinds of fingers... they should all be like Bossk. Subspecies or whatever, sure. 

And ... the dent in Boba's helmet. This site says it was a mistake, a bubble in the thingie. But that historic video about Fett on Disney+ ... the guy said he heated up the plastic and scarred it up on purpose (the dent though). Well I can't see a dent on these pictures, and dont remember the white Fett having them in the video. 

https://www.thathashtagshow.com/2020/12/12/boba-fett-helmet-dent-no-longer-makes-sense-thanks-mandalorian/

No dent: