Still a good one.
Still a good one.
If there’s anything you can depend on nature for, it’s to occasionally surprise you. Sometimes it’s a flash flood. Sometimes it’s an all white blackbird.
It is leucistic rather than an albino, which means that it does produce melanin but the melanin doesn’t reach its feathers. Apparently this has been an ongoing process over the years for this bird, until it is now entirely white. How cool is that?
I have a fondness for blackbirds since some tend to hang out in the trees outside my kitchen and bedroom windows, and a couple of years ago one nested on the ledge outside my kitchen window. I have an excellent picture of the mother feeding the chicks that I’m going to have to dig up and post. That one’s made all the better because I was only taking a picture of the chicks when the mother showed up just as I pressed the button.
Bill Cosby, apparently. This just made my day slightly weirder and better.
I need some sleep dammit! Go look at some interesting statistics instead of bothering me.
It made me laugh out loud, so I feel an obligation to share.
Cyanide & Happiness @ Explosm.net
We all know that you don’t mess with the Internet, or the Internet messes with you right back. Well, add another data point to that bit of folk wisdom. According to the BBC, eight alleged politicians have withdrawn their support of the proposed
anti-piracy pro-censorship laws after the Great Internet Blackout of -12. Go Internet, this was one of those instances where you made me smile (rather than wince at the existence of smurf porn). It’s genuinely heartening to see that it’s possible to make a difference and take a stand against narrow business interests with deep pockets. Just read the whining comments from the MPAA spokesman in the BBC article and try to keep a smile from your face. Let’s hope this is enough for a win.
Of course I can’t escape the dreadful feeling that in the long run all this is, is hurriedly building a wall of sand to keep the tide out. But that’s just my cheery disposition peeking through.