I think Whales Sleeping Vertically would be a good name for a rock band.
Sperm whales sleep vertically.
This fact is both interesting and the tiniest bit terrifying. Admit it — there’s something slightly unsettling about seeing whales like this, right?
19 Fascinating Animal Facts That Will Blow Your Mind
By Abi travis, 22 Words
h/t WeirdDave, OverNight Thread, Ace of Spades
I saw yesterday in an interview, Barbara Bush was so emotionally wrought over losing her second child to leukemia that her hair turned white, and she decided never to color it.
Hence the white haired lady we always knew.
—Jen the original, Ace of Spades
Cartoon h/t IrishEi, Ace of Spades
Writer, penciler, and inker: Lynd Ward
Gods’ Man (1929) tells the story of a struggling artist who makes a supernatural bargain with a mysterious stranger (pictured here) for a magic brush that comes at a terrible cost. The book, composed of one woodcut illustration on each of the volume’s 139 pages, was a surprise success, and Ward produced five more graphic novels (though use of that term was decades away)…
Basically, the first comic book. The first entry in…
From Superman to Smile, Mickey to Maus: Tracing the evolution of comic books by looking at the pictures, panels, and text that brought them to life.
Another fine example, Steve Ditko’s best.
The build-up to this Spider-Man page was an incredible piece of comic book storytelling.
“J.R.R. Tolkien wrote today’s quote in a work of fiction, pertaining to characters in a world that never existed outside the pages of his books. Still, I believe they are a sentiment that echoes with firearm owners today.…”
Obtained via Jonathan at graphical representation, debunking “gun control” talking points, one pretty picture at a time
Peripheral thought: Fonts like the one used in that poster are often used for “elvish,” but they’re basically imitating Gaelic (Celtic? Something. Give me a break, I’m still caffeinating this morning). One such font that I’ve had for a long time is the somewhat more readable “Sherwood.” Like Robin Hood’s hiding place. Mainly, it’s kinda hard to read!
Okay, I have a perfectly valid reason for posting this. It’s to demonstrate that age is a relative concept. Or something. Brinkley is 63. And such a lovely, familial photo.
From Sports Illustrated, in case you hadn’t caught that.
h/t publius, Ace of Spades
In multiple states, teachers continue to refuse to go back to class.
Circa 1910. Some teachers on a picnic having a good time during a summer break.
c/o History Photo of the Day, which I ran across in random net surfing. Click the link for more “summer fun” historical photos.
This and other interesting and amusing memes and things in Weird Dave’s “Social Media” Overnight Thread at Ace of Spades. Go check it out.
If you can’t figure it out from there, maybe this isn’t your idea of a balanced breakfast, either?
Source: BFH at IOTWreport, but I don’t know if it’s BFH’s original.
“Harris County [Georgia] Sheriff Mike Jolly has a brand-new welcome sign for his county.”
Freshly lifted from Fuzzy Slippers, Legal Insurrection who got it from Fox News.