Friday, May 26, 2006

Friday Crablogging

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From my recent trip to the Florida panhandle, I present this small crab. I have no idea what species this is, so I will just leave it at that and ask anyone that does know to please fill in the blank. I did notice that the crab was very adept at hiding each time it escaped while I was holding it for the pictures. It would just run off my hand and jump onto the sand and face the wind which was blowing very hard. It didn't take but a few seconds for it to be nearly invisible with the sand collecting around its camoflauged body. Here is a different crab from last years visit to the same area of the Florida Panhandle.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Lady in Blue - The Simpsons

Prior to the new episode of the Simpsons this last weekend, they played two recent reruns, both of which were new to me. The second one, titled “Homer Simpson, This is Your Wife” originally aired 3/26/06, and contained the funniest Simpsons song I have ever heard. While the Simpsons were on a Wife Swap type reality television show, Marge’s new temporary husband fell in love with her. He composed for her this song, titled “Lady in Blue”:

Lady when you came to me,
I was feeling blue.
Blue just like your hair you see,
Blue just like the moon.
But only when the moon is blue,
Not when it is cream.
And now that you are here with me,
I am in a dream.

(Speaking) Oh yeah Marge, your dreams can come true.

Lady when you go away,
I feel like I could die.
Not like dye like your hair is dyed,
But Die like Lady Di,
And not like Di like her name is Di,
But die like when she died.

(He takes a big swig of vermouth)

Lady just like Lady Di,
You’re my princess tonight,
But don’t die.

(Whisper) Don’t die.

The song and lyrics were by Ricky Gervais, in fact the whole episode was written by Gervais.

After I went to the trouble of typing all the lyrics, I did the research on Gervais and I found the entry for the episode "Homer Simpson, This is Your Wife" complete with the lyrics to the song on Wikipedia, but be careful because you really should watch it first.

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Friday, May 19, 2006

Friday Lizard Blogging: Eastern Fence Lizard, Sceloporus undulatus

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I had the foresight to load a picture before leaving on vacation so I would not miss the Friday Ark. This species is a repeat; the old post is here. These pictures are newer and more clear than the previous ones. Here you see this lizard living up to its name, hanging out on a fence post. I took these pictures at the same place and time as the pictures of the tree growing in the silo, which I am gratuitously rehashing for those of you who are new visitors to this blog.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2006


You won't see much action here this week since I am vacationing in the Florida Panhandle. Hopefully I will return with some good pictures.


Thursday, May 11, 2006

Friday Vertebrate Photo Quiz

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I think this photo quiz should be fairly easy for some of you. If you think you have it but aren't sure, you can find specific references to these body parts in the physical description of this animal at Animal Diversity Web. Be as specific as possible. Check the comments or check back tomorrow and click the picture for the answer and more pics.

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Thursday, May 04, 2006

Friday Spider Blogging: Jumping Spider

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Here is another jumping spider pic to add to the collection from a recent excursion to my back yard. It appears to have similar physical and behavioral characteristics as the last one I posted.

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The City of New Orleans x 3

I won't be posting or lurking for the next few days because tomorrow morning I will be taking the City of New Orleans to the city of New Orleans; of course I'll be singing the Johnny Cash version (#35 bottom of page). Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Bug Photo Quiz

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This little creature showed up on the underside of my deck last week. I was initially unable to identify it, but I accidentally found the answer today while thumbing through a field guide identifying other bugs. ID to the family level is as far as I can go. I'm not sure if further specification is possible with just this picture, but if you know it, please speak up.

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