Fishing community leaders say Greenpeace's action is dangerous and illegal. Yeah, baby. Throw a wrench in it. Even though I eat seafood every once-a-once, I at least try to consume it responsibly. That said, it does bother me when I see grocery stores full of cans and cans and cans of pre-packed tuna or fresh … Continue reading The Need For More Wrenches In The Machine
https://youtu.be/bMzaVD8TsOs Had a heck of time the other morn, dear worst-reader. As usual, I begin one of three walks a day with Beckett, the killer pug, at around eight in the A.M. After that I feed him and let him sleep until a bird stirs him awake around noon and he barks so loud that … Continue reading While Walking And Dreaming
Was walking my dog the other day and came across this pic twice. Once it was stuck to a tree on a plate and the other it was on this/a German post box. When I went back to take a picture of the one on the tree a day or two later, thinking it would … Continue reading Ununderstanding Or Unlearn
At a place where I walk Beckett, the killer pug, is this little body of water that is filled with all kinds of weird algae (due to the extreme summer heat), ducks and swans. Two of the swans are kinda there permanently--as I can see from tags on their webbed feet. These two swans are … Continue reading Nothing Pretty About Them At All
Brisk walk this morning... No. This afternoon. Yeah, had brisk walk this afternoon. Nomatter. Get a load of that elbow, dear worst-reader. The left elbow of the dude with the fancy pig head. I've been passing by that Baroque building and statue for almost three years now. Never noticed the strange position of the elbow, though. … Continue reading The Darnedest Things Around
Short pause while biking yesterday. -Rant on T
Cute as a button how someone could put tiny animal-dolls on their Mercedes dashboard. I only wonder what they are thinking as they drive. I even went around the car to see if there was anything else to photograph. No rotting animal carcasses anywhere. Also, no USB cables or smartphone holders. Whaaaaa? I then headed … Continue reading Wishful Roadkill On Your Dashboard And Other Worst Pics
Sites seen while walking Beckett, The Killer Pug. The mushroom is at least 12-14 inches in diameter. When it ejaculated its spores there might have been a slight wind from the South West. There is a metallic greyness, an almost mechanical shade around the base of the fungus. I never before thought I could see … Continue reading Exploding Shrooms Or How To Razor Wire Your Paranoia?
What are the things you miss most as an unwilling expat? It used to be blue crabs. But I've indeed had more than my share of them. (May the God of the Chesapeake, you lovely Bitch, have mercy on my soul for all my sins!) There was also a time when I missed the #Americant … Continue reading The Anatomy Of Corn, Puffy Nipples And The One That Got Away
https://youtu.be/kCGrG0aa9EU Pulled this nasty guy off my dog, Beckett the Killa pug, this morning. It's the second one in a month. Indeed. An unusually long heatwave is doing its job on nature here. Bugs are flying around I've never seen before. The Rhine river is extremely low and somewhat more toxic than usual. Last week … Continue reading Unusual Heatwave Bringing Out Nature’s Best And Miele Makes Best Washing Machines
So. Like. About a year ago I was out and about on my beloved E-Bike and, as usual (at my age), I had to take a piss. Usually I find a secluded place among the urban trees but for reasons owned by men of my age bracket... when you gotta go you gotta fcuking go! … Continue reading And Now: #Eurowasteland At Its Finest Or How I Learned To Aim It Right
As a pure black pug owner, seeing this guy really caught my eye the other day. According to his owner, he's only three years old so the white/grey is very odd. He's almost twice the size of my Pug--and mine is no Pug slouch. Although his facial features were almost perfect (for my standards), his … Continue reading New Pug Breed? Tiger Lion Killer Pug.
Actually, dear worst-reader, it's not quite 24 hours. The snow-pic I took yesterday afternoon. The rain pic I took before noon today. Yesterday's snow storm was a sight to see--if you live in this region of wet-weather-torn Germania. It will snow every once-a-once here and the snow will be gone by the next day, but … Continue reading Twenty Four Hours A Difference Make
In my previous post, I wanted to put up these pics. But then I started typing and, well, you know how that batshit show ends up. Still. Here is potentially the post I would have uploaded regarding roadkill, my youthful confusion between Mighty Mouse and Mickey Mouse and a dead rabbit that was obviously … Continue reading The Confusion Of Roadkill, Mighty Mouse And Who Is In My Dungeon Or Who Will Survive My Neighbor’s Dog’s (W)Rath?
https://youtu.be/nixnXIxlx-0 According to our friendly neighbourhood park ranger, this is not Bambi (vid above). I mean, we thought we were walking next to Bambi. She's got spots on her back n'all. But according to Ranger Billy-Bob-Junior she ain't even a "deer". She's an elk. Of course, I don't really care. I was so pissed that … Continue reading Japanese Deer On Assateague Island Looks Like Bambi And Costs An Andrew Jackson To See
Can't remember where I got the pic so let's just source it as: screenshot # (infinity). Other wishing what I were here. Rant on. -T
A pretty gruelling ride yesterday. It started with a train ride that took me and my electrified The Panzer to the badlands at the end of Wuppertal. (Btw, if you've never been to Wuppertal, you have to go. It's worth it to go there and just take a ride on the Schwebebahn.) From there I … Continue reading That Moment You’re Out Of Battery. Oh. Great! I’ve Got Another One. Battery, That Is.
Disclaimer. This post is somewhat NSFW. Good luck. §On account I'm so jealous that I couldn't see the solar eclipse yesterday, here's a pic I took two weeks ago while visiting the Ostsee. Sorry for the over-exposure. (That is over-exposure, right? I really know zilch about picture taking.) §I do recall seeing a solar eclipse … Continue reading Lucky Castle Sunset vs 1979 Solar Eclipse And A Treehouse I Never Built
The Panzer (trusty e-bike) that gets me there An almost perfect triangle of pigeons A cathedral that calls me; why? Bridge of ships Rant on. -T
No. Seriously. Like. I'm walking Beckett, the killer pug. It's eight in the morning. I notice people in the water... Swimming in the Rhein? Ah. Yea. Very strange. To each his/her own, eh. Rant onwards. -T
While confused during a recent bike ride through parts of northern Euruope/Germania that reminded me of Vikings or their not-so-distant cousins Neanderthals. Tree bark. Rant onwards. -T
Previous pseudo-reviews here (1) and here (2). Ok. Ok. As I write this I think I have exactly 1958KM on my Charger GX Touring. I'm sure I'll pass the 2k mark within the next few days as a number of commutes to Köln are in the works. We also just got back from a week-long … Continue reading Pseudo-Review #3: R&M Charger GX Touring – 2000KM (And Counting)
Beckett, the killer pug, showing the way. You're welcome. Rant onwards. -T
Not sure when I took this pic except that it was around recent anniversary of Steve Jobs announcing the iPhone. I'm living my "internet communication device" more often than I'd like. And like everything else in this krapp world-life: nomatter. Rant and pic on. -T