Archive | September, 2010

That’s the second biggest rancor I’ve ever seen.

30 Sep

A reference to Guybrush Threepwoods cameo in The Force Unleashed II.

“How appropriate, you fight like a cow!” gets better more out of context it is.

I know that the new format means that clicking on the pictures no longer gets you easter eggs. So instead I will be embedding links in random parts of text, because the new format means that links look exactly the same as the rest of the text. Have fun.

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Steady. Aim.

28 Sep

INTERROBANG?!?!?!?!?

New theme. What do you guys think?
I have a poll here for you. Make your voices heard.
The header is gone, but the archives are cooler!

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Rather Graphic

27 Sep

I was going to do a proper post today. I didn’t.
1000 points if you can guess why.

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Manners

27 Sep

crabs have them

“Pleasure to make your acquaintance sir. What do you do for a living pray?”
“Oh, I’m a fiddler.”
“Oh really? My father was a fiddler, you know.”
“No, I didn’t. Funny old world, isn’t it. Did you not follow in his footsteps?”
“Oh, no. Not for me I’m afraid. I’m training to become a fighter pilot.”
“A fighter pilot you say?”
“Yes.”
“You’re a loony.”
“Oh, you’re no fun anymore.”

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Three

25 Sep

A Menaspis is an extinct genus of holocephalian cartilaginous fish from the Permian. Hooray!
1000 points to whoever gets the self reference on the characters.
This post is called “Three” because that is how many times I spelt Menaspis wrong during the production of this comic.
Heh. Meanwhile, in the Permian. I crack myself up.

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The World Will End

24 Sep

HOLY CRAP I GOT A HAIR CUT AND THEN DYED IT!!!

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Wait, what?

22 Sep

Silly google.

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Placolepis budawangensis

22 Sep

Placolepis budawangensis was a freshwater Placoderm (armoured fish) from the middle to late Devonian. Based on fossils found near Braidwood in New South Wales.

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EMSC 2019: Marine Paleontology. One of my courses. One of my better courses.
Today we had a lab. We were given a whole butt-load* of fish fossils and casts and replicas** and we had to draw them, interpret them, annotate them and try to figure out how bits fit together and try and reconstruct it.
I had a pretty easy one and the couple of people I was working with and I snagged one of the better textbooks on the Devonian Placoderm fishes, which we could easily tell we were looking at. The 3 score plates of armour were somewhat of a giveaway to that.
With a little help from the textbook and my colleagues and the handout I did a complete reconstruction of the extinct Placolepis budawangensis, which was the specimen in our casts that I was focusing on.

Placolepis budawangensis was a placoderm fish belonging to the orderPhyllolepida. This order was made of flattened bottomfeeders with eyes often reduced or absent. They had a highly developed lateral line system and probably electroreception. They were a freshwater species and the rocks from which the fossils came were indicative of a lake being the depositional environment, though Placolepis probably would have done just as well in a river or stream system.

I was very pleased with my sketch that I did in the lab. So I decided to colour it in before I started studying in. Won’t take me long. Half an hour tops. It took me two and a half hours to produce what you see above. After posting this it will be three and a half. Stupid computer.

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How To Talk Like A Pirate

18 Sep

In lieu of it being International Talk Like A Pirate Day tomorrow, I thought I’d present you with a slew of instructional posts teaching the lubbers among you how to appropriately articulate. I’ve probably missed something but I think I’ve done a pretty good job of it all.

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How To Talk Like A Pirate

18 Sep

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