Wednesday, February 23, 2011

picture of the day

Katharine Hepburn riding a skateboard. She was probably about 60 years old when this picture was taken. ♥

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

random rant

i hate when various websites put giant copyright text on images that they don't even copyright. they'll come across an image somewhere, and rather than giving a citation to where they found it, or the source where it came, from they go and slap a giant copyright text on it claiming it as theirs. i just think it's dumb.

it's kinda like when we were kids... "i don't see your name on it" was an acceptable comeback to "hey that's mine!" that is, until my little sister wrote her name all over all my stuff and pretty much anything else in the house that she wanted. that sucked.

picture of the day

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

picture of the day

a baby sugar glider. a sugar glider is a small nocturnal marsupial native to Australia and Indonesia. above image via.

in reading about marsupials, i also came across this guy:
Diprotodon Optatum, the largest marsupial ever, believed to have become extinct as recently as 10,000 years ago. via.

Diprotodon - Human size comparison.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

picture of the day

1. Amaurodes Passerinii, Mozambique; 2. Inca clathratus, PĂ©rou; 3. Histrionica euchra, Madagascar; 4. Cerathorhina derbyana, Mozambique; 5. Goliathus giganteus, Cameroun
1928, via.

Monday, February 7, 2011

picture of the day

caption reads - typical american cities: cleveland ohio.
From a photograph by the United States Army Air Force.
via. there is no date listed for this photograph, but it looks like it was pre-terminal tower (completed in 1930). it appears the convention center is being built, which began construction in 1920. kinda neat to compare this photo with a current satellite view on google maps.

click the image to see it bigger.