Tuesday, February 28, 2023

The Orpheus mosaic in Woodchester, Britain. It was created ca. 325 AD and is the second largest Roman mosaic in the world. It depicts the Greek myth of Orpheus attracting wild animals with his lyre.


Egyptian M4 Sherman FL-10 in the Sinai


Prism of Sennacharib which details the Assyrian king's military campaigns culminating in the destruction of the city of Babylon in 689 BC


“Roman Army” Turner Mohan, 2011


Cool, literally


If you know what these are, or have actually used them, then.....



Can they really do that?


Woke up to this this morning


The Untold Story


On 12 November 1895, the fragment of a shipwreck was discovered that had run aground about four miles northeast of Great Point, Nantucket. The stem of an English-built ship was visible on a shoal, with a mast with transom and rigging attached. 

Your Morning Snowy Smile


Battle Ready


A Big Board


A Useful Tool


                           Estwing Geologist Paleo Pick

Some Assembly Required


The Art of Speed


The Librarian at Home


Assyrian dog figurines with names carved on them, 650 BC


“Expeller of evil” (mušēṣu lemnūti) with white pigment and red spots “Catcher of the enemy” (kāšid ayyāb) with red pigment “Don’t think, bite!” (ē tamtallik epuš pāka) with white pigment “Biter of his foe!” (munaššiku gārîšu) with turquoise pigment “Loud is his bark!” (dan rigiššu) with black pigment

At one point, people thought this was the pinnacle of cool.




How it starts -- How it ends


Monday, February 27, 2023

Honor Blackman


Joe Biden’s blunders bring Sky News Australia host to tears

The SR-71 "Buzzing the tower" at Sacramento Airport

You could make a fortune with this in California these days


Looks Tired


You're Welcome


Testing the Big Bird


Nice Tool


                         Mitutoyo Digimatic Micrometer



A Handy Tool


A bit light to take on angry grizz at short range


No Shit!


Cute, but not true






Sunday, February 26, 2023

A nearly complete 1st century BC carnyx found in 2004 at Tintignac, France (the one in the left picture, with a reconstruction in the right). Fashioned as a snarling boar, the carnyx was a war horn used by the Iron Age Celts between c. 200 BC and c. 200 AD


Monster fish: Huge ‘living dinosaur’ sturgeon weighing 600lbs caught in British Columbia

Sun's out in Redding right now, but it's snowing hard over Highway 80, even at Whitmore Grade. The snowpack this year is gonna be epic.


Antique tractor cold start compilation. I love this stuff.

2021 RECORD! 150 CASE Road Locomotive pulling 44 bottom John Deere plow. The sound is great.

Hot Spanish Blood


Swiss Hideout


High Flight


Gin Clear and Cold


Get out of trouble gear


                     Sunferno Recovery Tow Strap 35000lb 

Oh, my!


Laser Turtle


High Camp