Saturday, March 29, 2008

First they take pictures, now they're painting pictures...what can't elephants do?

YouTube - Elephant Paints Self Portrait



Some interesting articles on elephants and self-awareness here and here

And in case you missed the elephants taking pictures post...it's here.

As an aside, but worth reading...One of the most interesting (and devastating) articles that I've ever read about elephants. It's a very long read, but it's stayed in my mind for over 2 years now.

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Friday, March 28, 2008

My friends would be impressed

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Around 1.8% of the pages on your website contain cussing.This is 80% LESS than other websites who took this test.

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Man Claims to Speak 'Australian' After Allegedly Being Raped by Wombat

FOXNews.com - Man Claims to Speak 'Australian' After Allegedly Being Raped by Wombat:

This may be one of the best headlines that I've ever seen.

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Perspective

It's been a bitch of a week here. Health issues for various family members, autism stuff, new meds for my son, bullying, money, getting old and fat, more snow on the ground when I should be raking my lawn and getting my garden ready...it's not an exaggeration to say that I've been ripping my hair out for the last 10 days or so and getting gradually more miserable. Some of these worries and complications are valid (well, maybe not the old and fat one), but when I was browsing at Grand Rounds this morning I saw this picture from Medicin Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders.



I'm pretty lucky.

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Funny Mockumentary on the Axe commercials

The Axe Vice Naughty to Nice Program | www.axevice.com/naughtytonice

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Does Your Child Know She or He is Autistic?

Does Your Child Know She or He is Autistic?

Very interesting question, and one that we haven't quite mastered yet. Whenever I've brought it up in conversation my one 12 year old daughter just doesn't want to talk about it.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Monday, March 24, 2008

Picture of the Day





via reddit

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Match It For Pratchett

Match It For Pratchett

The SF community has come up with a LOT of ways to help fight Alzheimers, in wake of Terry Pratchett's diagnosis. There's even a cool t-shirt to buy for a good cause!

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My (Jewish) husband couldn't believe how well he nailed this

Jewlicious � Blog Archive � Stuff Jewish People Like

I can say from my own experience that "Ailment OneUpmanship" is NOT a myth. Funny as anything, and if you haven't checked out Stuff White People Like yet, do!

(With apologies to ck, who I originally called a "she".!)

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I want to see this!

Television | Poignant "Autism" has joyful message | Seattle Times Newspaper

Autism: The Musical. About a group of autistic kids who put on a musical, and it sounds like it might even be fairly autism positive. Should be interesting!

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