Actually, red-eared sliders don’t seem to have this ability but its close relatives can.
I don’t know how I got through life so long without knowing that.
Saturday Night Live once had a great skit about a 13-year-old co-writing the Game of Thrones. Zombies, dragons, and boobs are the holy trinity of teenage boys (and frankly they’re not bad now). Star Trek’s “The Outrageous Okana” is a swing at a 13-year-old’s fantasy but is a clear miss.
Okana is what you get when a Star Trek writer tries to rip off Han Solo. Part Poochie, part Mary Sue, Okana comes off like a middle-aged used car salesman trying to rap. And yet he’s not the worst character in the episode.
Okana is so darn outrageous that he makes Data want to try to be funny. Data, not understanding humor, conjures up Joe Piscopo to learn stand up comedy. (I paid money for one of Piscopo’s albums and probably have a better impression of him than 99% of the population but even I couldn’t stand his character on this episode. ) In one of the lowest points of SF history, Piscopo did a Jerry Lewis imitation that looks and sounded like this
Brent Spiner rises above this material which saves the episode from “Spock’s Brain” level but there’s not much else positive to say.
Back in the 70s, Douglas Adams assumed that the BBC would cancel Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy after one season so he wrote the final episode to end the story. Then the BBC approved a second season.
Adams ended the final episode of the second season with a cliffhanger, assuming the BBC would renew it. They didn’t.
In the Flesh reminds me of that.
The first season brings a twist to the zombie apocalypse. Scientists effectively cure zombies and attempt to integrate them back to society. Human survivors aren’t especially eager to accept them back.
The first season ends so conclusively that, while I was happy for the second season, the storyline would have been complete without it.
In many aspects the second season was even better than the first but it added elements similar to Josh Whelan’s Firefly, and like Firefly those elements were left unexplained when the series ended. I’d love to see the show picked up on another network but that doesn’t look like it will happen.
Everyone rips on Fox for cancelling shows to early but considering the BBC did the same thing to The Fades , the BBC deserves some flack too.
I wasted hours on Facebook arguing with an idiot who claims that the Supreme Court legalized pedophilia. The idea of 18 being the age of consent wasn’t just lost to him, it was imperceptible.
You have to wonder would he let a six-year-old waiter deliver a hot bowl of soup to him at a restaurant. Would he let a first grader decorate his home?
I realize these arguments are nonexistent across the board but it’s sad he resorted to this.
Egad! Another bug post!
It was cold and rainy today which made for poor pictures but as best I can tell, this is a dreamy dusky wing skipper.
If he would have extended his wings, I would have a safer guess but judging by size, color, and antennae, I’m calling it a dreamy dusky.
Entomologists, please correct me if you see fit.
A month ago, a night like this would have been a miracle. After visiting Chicago, it’s down graded to merely spectacular.
The kids are spending the night at a library lock in and the house is quiet. I have to get them tomorrow morning at seven but for the first time (excluding Chicago) the television isn’t blaring Scooby Doo or whatnot.