Yes, it really is cold out today, the coldest since…I’d have to check with Mr. Isobar. The coldest since sometime last March, perhaps. 21 degrees this morning. A chilly October so far.
Bernie Madoff masks are expected to be a big hit this year on Halloween. Somewhere, perhaps, but not Morenci I’m guessing. I’ll be on the lookout for Madoffs that night, but I don’t expect to see any on my porch:
What goes on out in the lonely ocean? [is the ocean lonely?] Attach a three oz. camera to the back of black-browed albatross and look for interesting results. Most of the images recorded were of the “lonely ocean” variety. Not much to look at. Check them out here (down the page a ways). Is it cruel to attach a camera to an albatross? The researchers believe they’re covered:
Ricky’s, a year-round accessories retailer that turns its shops into annual Halloween bazaars, has ordered hundreds of ready-to-wear Madoff outfits. For a modest $49.99, revelers get an orange jumpsuit, handcuffs, a face mask in Bernie’s likeness and a spoof plastic hammer.
Behind the scenes: Actor Natalie Portman realizes people new to the set of movie-in-progress are astounded by how it all works. You might be, too. Check out her website MakingOf to see clips from movies in the making.
Ethics statement: The fieldwork was approved by British Antarctic Survey and the University of Cambridge Animal Ethics Board.
Posted in It's life.
– December 3, 2009