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Monthly Archive: November 2012

Nov 17 2012

Geology is Best With Kittehs!

Spook doing geology

Oh, I see what you’re up to, PZ. Your stealth attack, meant to divide my loyalties and my loves, was clever. Cats vs. Rocks! Declare rock the winner, and Dana and her cat-loving rock fiend friends will have no choice but to admit rocks are cooler than cats! It was a nice try, my friend. …

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Nov 17 2012

La Catastrophe Doesn’t Impress

I can sum Alwyn Scarth’s La Catastrophe up in one sentence: light on the geology, heavy on the salacious details. Sigh. And I’d so been looking forward to it. I wanted to know more about the 1902 eruptions of Mount Pelée. Those events wiped out a city and introduced the infant science of volcanology to …

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Nov 16 2012

The Bad Astronomer Does Geology

Oh, yes, my darlings. We will haz him. Little by little, we will suck him in, until he becomes the Bad Astrogeologist. Mwah-ha-ha! So here he is, with a spectacular photo of Mount Shasta taken from the International Space Station, and yes – it’s delish. I present here the labeled version for volcano-from-space viewing pleasure. …

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Nov 15 2012

New at Rosetta Stones: Volcano Go Asplodey

Our latest installment of The Cataclysm is up at Rosetta Stones for ye. In it, we see the directed blast make a break for freedom. Rawr. I read soooo many papers for this, people. There were the four in Professional Paper 1250, and believe me when I say one of them made my brain bleed. …

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Nov 14 2012

“She Had a Heartbeat, Too”

That is the phrase I want all of you “pro-life” people to remember: “She had a heartbeat, too.” And now she doesn’t, because people like you placed a doomed heartbeat above her own life. Look at the woman your morals killed. “She had a heartbeat, too.” Remember that. There is a life carrying that fetus …

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Nov 14 2012

Kitteh in Winter Sunbeam

Kitteh in Rare Winter

Because, you know, I’m infected by parasites. You all get to suffer. We had a rare interlude of sunshine, which my kitteh enjoyed immensely. She’s elderly, and on these days, I tend to go a bit overboard on the pictures, knowing each and every slight variation in her posture will bring back warm memories one …

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Nov 14 2012

Unidentified Flying Dinosaur: Geologist Bird

UFD

This is another UFD from Eskered, and I think it is my favorite. I teased it a while back, saying “There’s one, especially, that geologists are going to identify with. It’s definitely our kind o’ bird.” RQ hazarded a guess as to what that might be. It was an excellent guess, but rocks are only …

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Nov 13 2012

A Riverman Reads the River

Steve Gough left an enlightening comment on “Learning the Language of Rivers II,” which I don’t want folks to miss. It goes some way towards answering some of those questions the river raised:

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Nov 13 2012

Mystery Flora: Decidedly Odd

Mystery Flora I

So here’s one from early this spring. I thought it was one of the strangest flowers I’d ever seen, which is why I spent at least fifteen minutes on my knees in the grass with it, trying to get adequate photos of it.

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Nov 12 2012

Accretionary Wedge #51 Now Available – Geopoetry at Its Best!

Wow-e-wow. When Matt announced geopoetry as #51′s theme, I figured he’d get a few pieces, a little bit of fun stuff and some cute and clever entries. I didn’t expect so many folks in the geoblogosphere to be full-on poets. This is a beautiful collection. And might I just mention, I love this photo Matt …

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