A Little Light Weirdness - 5

They say news travels fast, but in the speed stakes it can’t hold a candle to dumb. Circling the blogosphere like an angry Superman is news that security guard Jason Cooke has managed to sight the Loch Ness monster on Google Earth. The object, which Cooke claims exactly matches the descriptions of Nessie, is clearly visible as a quadrupedal, long-necked plesiosaur-like creature, and in no way could be the wake behind a boat or anything mundane like that. This latest find comes as a relief to many cryptozoologists, who had expressed concerns that the dearth of recent sightings might mean Nessie had fallen victim to Global Warming (Telegraph).

Or perhaps this is simply proof that Scottish universities have got the jump on their transatlantic counterparts? In a move nearly, but not quite, totally unlike Jurassic Park, Professor Hans Larsson of McGill University in Montreal has announced that he hopes to de-evolve chickens back into their dinosaur ancestors. Larsson stressed that he is not aiming to recreate whole dinosaurs at this time, but by switching on or off certain genes in chick embryos he hopes to induce atavistic dinosaur anatomy in the full grown animals (AFP).

On the subject of making one animal look like another, photographer Ren Netherland has made it his mission to document the extreme(ly weird) competition of “creative grooming”. Starting, usually, with a poodle, creative groomers will clip, colour and accessorize their charges into anything from a peacock to a film character. Some of the, frankly unsettling, results can be found by following the link (Guardian).

Parents will soon have no excuse not to accompany their kids onto the rides if one UK theme park’s plan works out. Chessington Park has hired a hypnotherapist to help parents overcome their fear and join in the fun after seeing a rise in the number of parents volunteering to “look after the bags” for their more adventurous scions. Of course, they could always just leave off the deodorant (News Lite).

Sometimes though, you can have too much fun. Like the lesbian couple whose very un-civil ceremony ended with both brides in tears and one in the cells. Sharon Verallo is alleged to have attacked the bouncer at a wine bar in Swansea in the UK after he tried to get the post-ceremony reception to wind up at the end of their booking so that the bar could open to the public as scheduled. When staff at the Champers bar tried to move the guests on, the situation escalated to the point Verallo is said to have hit one of the Champers’ security personnel with a red stiletto shoe, requiring him to be taken to hospital with head injuries (Telegraph).

(Photo by Robert Wilson. Source: Wikipedia.)
     Posted By: Dumbfounded - Wed Aug 26, 2009
     Category: Animals | Ceremonies | Weddings | Contests, Races and Other Competitions | Cryptozoology | Fictional Monsters | Fairs, Amusement Parks, and Resorts | Geography and Maps | Inebriation and Intoxicants | Nature | Science | Experiments | Surrealism

nessie- don'tcha think, if it was first seen in 1933, old age might have taken it's toll. global warming my a$$.

chickens- oh great we will all be killed by chicasaurus rexes running wild when the fences get shut down by some low life committing industrial espianage. i want to help eat all the ice cream before it melts! 😉

poodles- where's peta, the spca. and the humane society? this is clearly puppy abuse!!!

hypnosis- 'you will ride the rollercoaster, buy something from every gift shop, and purchase a season pass...' oh and '...keep your arms down on the rides.'

lesbians- lovely bride! somehow i don't think these are the lesbians all you guys fantasize about going to bed with.

Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/26/09 at 04:25 PM
by the way if you get your ass kicked by a drunk lesbian with a stilletto heel, maybe bouncer is not the profession for you!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/26/09 at 04:27 PM
wayne you poor baby! you'll just have to have a stiff drink and watch one of those movies where all the lesbians are beautiful. 😉
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/26/09 at 05:41 PM
I think Chessington's hypnotherapist will have his work cut out...

Power-cut strands monorail riders above lions' den.
Several families at "Chessington World of Adventures" in Surrey had to wait for two hours to be rescued by the fire-service after their ride became stranded above the big cat enclosure. They were eventually helped down into the nearby sealion habitat. This is the second power failure at the park in three days. Trapped riders had to be rescued from a different ride the previous Saturday (Guardian).
Posted by Dumbfounded on 08/26/09 at 05:57 PM
Reality seems to have caught up with the Telegraph...

Is the Loch Ness monster on Google Earth just a boat?
A Google Earth image which was claimed to show the Loch Ness monster is probably just of a boat, the Ness Express, which conducts regular tours around the loch (Telegraph).
Posted by Dumbfounded on 08/27/09 at 11:14 AM
yeah malk definitely! :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/27/09 at 10:29 PM
anything for you sweetie. glad you feel better. except, of course, for the chaffing. 😜
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/28/09 at 07:14 PM
thank goodness for lotion! :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/29/09 at 12:29 AM
I snapped a shot of Nessie my own self when we were up there a few years back. The shot's on my web site if anyone's interested.

Second to last photo!

Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/29/09 at 11:41 AM
those are some beautiful photos expat! leave it to you to catch nessie posing. 😊
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/29/09 at 12:15 PM
Thanks. More to come soon.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/29/09 at 01:38 PM
df, that reminds me of something! i don't remember where i heard this but, in the philippines the eat duck eggs cooked with a mostly formed duckling inside! from street vendors!! :ahhh:
i know that's not what you were refering to it just came to mind.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/29/09 at 11:05 PM
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