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Bet you can’t top this

Not necessarily new, but still fascinating, beautiful, tranquil. One more reason to admire and love dolphins. No unhealthy smoke rings for our aquatic friends. Nope. Just buoyant, crystalline rings of air.

The narration on one report said the dolphins know to make the rings near the bottom of their pool so they’ll have more time to play as the rings rise to the surface.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

(Not) The World’s Most Beautiful Cat

Most of us have probably seen pictures of the world’s ugliest dog, and the winners of the annual competition for that title. But what about the felines of the world?

As a cat person, I was intrigued by a local station’s story on a New Hampshire cat with the unfortunate name Ugly Bat Boy and the looks to match. In lieu of an official “Ugliest Cat” competition, I’d have to name this guy the unofficial titleholder. He was obviously the last in line when good looks were being handed out. And yes, he was born this way. No catastrophic injuries or disease or anything like that.

Denver’s Channel 7 has posted both a slideshow and a video (from, sans embed codes. You’ll just have to follow the links if you want to see them. And trust me, until you’ve seen the video of this kitty walking around, you can’t fully appreciate his … umm … “unique” appearance.


Aha, finally tracked down some YouTube video:

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Unlikely look-alikes (featuring Mugly, 2012 World’s Ugliest Dog)

Surprise! Blago says he did nothing wrong


Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich just appeared before reporters to announce his innocence of all charges of corruption and conspiracy. Time will tell, but he made it clear he is not going to step down from his post.

There were no surprises in his remarks so my attention wandered to his body language and demeanor. He appeared to be somewhat breathless, perhaps from nervousness or agitation. A network crawl cut off the bottom of the screen, but it seemed  he was constantly shifting his weight from one foot to the other and rarely let go of the lectern, holding it with one or sometimes both hands. He licked his lips several times as he spoke.

If I remember correctly, all these things indicate possible lying. On the other hand, they could just mean he was running late and had to rush to the stage, was bouncing on the balls of his feet like an eager fighter in the ring, and had chapped lips from jogging in the Chicago cold.

No doubt some body language “expert” will analyze Blago’s presentation and explain to all of us what his movements and attitude revealed.

Aside from that, the news is what everyone expected: the governor has no intention of resigning and remains innocent until proven guilty in court. The Illinois legislature must now move forward with its impeachment proceedings against him.