Whales Sleeping Vertically

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

Barbara and Robin

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

100 Pages in Comic Book History

gods-man-1929Writer, 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…

The 100 Pages That Shaped Comics

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.amazing-spider-man-1966
The build-up to this Spider-Man page was an incredible piece of comic book storytelling.

That Which They Defend


“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!