lukegilman.com : High on the Hog Blog
Purveyor of Idle Observation

Icon
Please note: I'm no longer updating this particular blog, but keep it around for archival purposes. Visit me at the current blog at www.lukegilman.com

Evolution Store: Natural History Collectibles for the Holidays?

evolution

Since the Evolution Store has become a favorite new place to screen shop, I’m dying to see the real deal in Soho. It’s essentially a one-stop-shop for natural history curiosities. Your Articulated Sabertooth Cat Skeleton (Tarpit Finish) might be on aisle five, across from your usual assortment of homonids. Perhaps pick up a Cerebrospinal Fluid Circulation model to bone up on your reanimation techniques? or for the liberal arts major in your family, his or her very own Yorick to soliloquize with?

Bookmark this Page:
  • e-mail
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Facebook
  • del.icio.us
  • digg
  • Live
  • Furl
  • Ma.gnolia
  • Reddit
  • YahooMyWeb
  • Slashdot

Classic Operatic Rice Krispies Commercial


via boing boing Read the rest of this entry »

Bookmark this Page:
  • e-mail
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Facebook
  • del.icio.us
  • digg
  • Live
  • Furl
  • Ma.gnolia
  • Reddit
  • YahooMyWeb
  • Slashdot

Hunting Alligator Gar in the Trinity River

alligator-gar-hunting-trini
Photo: Bass Pro Shops

… in recent times, alligator gar have experienced a kind of trash-to-trophy renaissance as sportsmen discovered the thrill of hunting the beasts, which can weigh up to 300 pounds and reach 8 feet in length. Gar hunting, with rod-and-reel as well as crossbow, has spawned a booming market for guides who charge as much as $750 a day to lead their clients deep into the muddy backwaters of Texas where the monster fish thrive.

Read the rest of this entry »

Bookmark this Page:
  • e-mail
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Facebook
  • del.icio.us
  • digg
  • Live
  • Furl
  • Ma.gnolia
  • Reddit
  • YahooMyWeb
  • Slashdot

Emergency MC Hammer

emergency-mc-hammer

Behold the prosaic power of the internet. Via BoingBoing

Read the rest of this entry »

Bookmark this Page:
  • e-mail
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Facebook
  • del.icio.us
  • digg
  • Live
  • Furl
  • Ma.gnolia
  • Reddit
  • YahooMyWeb
  • Slashdot

Bull Jumping, Recortadores

I’ve been momentarily mesmerized by my recent discovery of Bull Jumping, performed in some parts of Spain by Recortadores, with variations in various parts of Europe derived from the Minoans, as a non-violent alternative to the bull-fight. Video below: Read the rest of this entry »

Bookmark this Page:
  • e-mail
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Facebook
  • del.icio.us
  • digg
  • Live
  • Furl
  • Ma.gnolia
  • Reddit
  • YahooMyWeb
  • Slashdot

Theremug: Kyle McDonald turns a mug of tea into a Theremin


Theremug from Kyle McDonald on Vimeo.

Bookmark this Page:
  • e-mail
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Facebook
  • del.icio.us
  • digg
  • Live
  • Furl
  • Ma.gnolia
  • Reddit
  • YahooMyWeb
  • Slashdot

Grytviken Church, Antarctica

Grytviken Church

Antarctica is typically thought of as the exclusive preserve of scientists and explorers, but was once called home to a hardy few. This image comes from Dark Roasted Blend’s fascinating set of images of The Ghosts of Antarctica: Abandoned Stations and Huts. The Antarctic island South Georgia once hosted at least seven whaling communities and as many as 2,000 people up until the first half of the 20th century, who with the long nights and freezing cold might be expected to have had ample opportunity to reflect on the afterlife.

Bookmark this Page:
  • e-mail
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Facebook
  • del.icio.us
  • digg
  • Live
  • Furl
  • Ma.gnolia
  • Reddit
  • YahooMyWeb
  • Slashdot

Video: Dog Makes Off with Christmas Bone from Grocery Store

Video: Dog Robs Store for Bone On Christmas(Dog Steals a Bone)

Bookmark this Page:
  • e-mail
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Facebook
  • del.icio.us
  • digg
  • Live
  • Furl
  • Ma.gnolia
  • Reddit
  • YahooMyWeb
  • Slashdot

Does Happiness have a Price Tag?

Video: Benjamin Wallace at TED Talks: Does happiness have a price tag?

Bookmark this Page:
  • e-mail
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Facebook
  • del.icio.us
  • digg
  • Live
  • Furl
  • Ma.gnolia
  • Reddit
  • YahooMyWeb
  • Slashdot

“Star Wars” – an a capella tribute to John Williams

Corey Vidal turns the geekiness up to eleven. You might not want to let other people know you watched this.

Bookmark this Page:
  • e-mail
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Facebook
  • del.icio.us
  • digg
  • Live
  • Furl
  • Ma.gnolia
  • Reddit
  • YahooMyWeb
  • Slashdot