26 April 2023

Image round-up for 26 April 2023

More pictures, some slightly NSFW -- click for full size.

(If you're looking for the previous post, click here.)

Costume test image for The Wizard of Oz

I'm curious under what circumstances this skill was needed

The kea, a parrot species native to New Zealand

Roman bowl, probably second century CE




Collapsed bridge, Harbin, China


Anonymous Reaganite Independent said...

What’s up with the GUN PLUNGER , I guess you could just stick that on the ceiling next to your front door to have it handy when trouble arrives? Like some Girl Scout ringing the wrong door?

Or maybe it’s just for those times when you wanna blow shit up 💩💥

26 April, 2023 01:27  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Or, as the saying goes, shooting the shit..... I think it's actually just a regular toilet plunger with a handle designed to look like a gun. It's hard to read, but the label on the shelf says "Redneck plunger". I guess it's for those who want to feel macho while unclogging the toilet.

26 April, 2023 04:11  
Blogger SickoRicko said...

I stole a few of these.

26 April, 2023 07:56  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

about "Fresh Idiot" fish

mistranslation. Stephanolepis cirrhifer is commonly known in English as either File Fish, or Fool Fish, or Porky.

26 April, 2023 10:19  
Blogger Mary Kirkland said...

Some of those landscape pictures are beautiful.
That electronic thing with the flickering lights reminds me of an electronic set I had as a kid that you could put together and make a circuits that would make different things move. It was a fun kids set up.

26 April, 2023 10:37  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Ricko: Please purloin plentifully!

Anon: I figured it must be something like that. Probably somebody using a dictionary without really knowing English. I've seen a lot of those amusing mistranslations -- and was also once guilty of one when writing a letter in Japanese.

Mary K: Glad you liked the landscapes. I had no clue what the electronic thing is, but I figured it must be from some time ago. That sounds like a fun thing for a kid to have. I suppose modern kids have to try to hack the roomba.

26 April, 2023 10:52  
Blogger Martha said...

Photo round-ups are always fun and interesting! I stole a few.

27 April, 2023 05:26  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

They're free to all comers.....

27 April, 2023 18:03  

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