Posted: November 24, 2015 Filed under: America Since 1945 Leave a comment
Flipping through an old Life magazine
Elizabeth Hodges of Bratenahl writes in:
J Tree squad goals:
Rufus Wainwright’s grandfather writing something really affecting about the presentation of a Congressional Medal of Honor, posthumously, to Milton Olive III who threw himself on a grenade to save his comrades:
From a special about crash test dummies:
What kind of man uses Vaseline Hair Tonic?
Jackie’s trip to Spain was not without frost-ups:
Always get a weird vibePosted: November 21, 2015 Filed under: the California Condition Leave a comment
when I find myself in Mojave, California.
Although I gotta say everybody in McDonald’s was in a good mood.
Professor McH sends us another good onePosted: November 21, 2015 Filed under: animals Leave a comment
Found here. There’s a lot to ponder in this one (like: these folks were always just peepin’ on this lady and her Villains?)
Wait, can’t you tell a TON about it from this?Posted: November 17, 2015 Filed under: America Since 1945 Leave a comment
from The New Yorker. Like, you definitely at least get the vibe.
Oh TerryPosted: November 11, 2015 Filed under: actors Leave a comment
(source, thanks to reader Molly in NYC for the tip)
Did not know this other definitionPosted: November 11, 2015 Filed under: animals Leave a comment
A gamergate (/ˈɡæmərˌɡeɪt/) is a mated worker ant that is able to reproduce sexually, i.e. lay fertilized eggs that will develop as females. Gamergates are restricted to taxa where the workers have a functional sperm reservoir (‘spermatheca’). In various species, gamergates reproduce in addition to winged queens (usually upon the death of the original foundress), while in other species the queen caste has been completely replaced by gamergates. In gamergate species, all workers in a colony have similar reproductive potentials, but as a result of physical interactions, a dominance hierarchy is formed and only one or a few top-ranking workers can mate (usually with foreign males) and produce eggs. Subsequently however, aggression is no longer needed as gamergates secrete chemical signals that inform the other workers of their reproductive status in the colony.
Ants are interesting.
The term “gamergate” derives from the Greek words γάμος (gámos) and ἐργάτης (ergátēs) and means “married worker.” It was coined in 1983 by geneticist William L. Brown and was first used in scientific literature by entomologists Christian Peeters and Robin Crewe in a 1984 paper published in Naturwissenschaften. The definition typically found in entomological dictionaries is “mated, egg-laying worker,” and is drawn from the glossary of Bert Hölldobler and E. O. Wilson’s 1990 book, The Ants.
Bad Trip To MexicoPosted: November 10, 2015 Filed under: film Leave a comment
Not sure about Pixar’s new film