Category: Photo of the Week

Holy Catfish!

misc/capt_cx10405242112_big_catfish_cx104Amazing! A man catches a 124 lb. catfish. Even more amazing is that, so far, the fish is still alive, and being kept at an outfitter store in the area.

As Sarah points out in one of the comments, this fish is bigger than the pig we’re getting for our pig roast this Monday.

From the AP story:

Pruitt’s fish, measuring 58 inches long and 44 inches around, was swimming below the Melvin Price Lock and Dam on the Mississippi River at Alton on Saturday night when it grabbed Pruitt’s line. The two struggled for more than half an hour, and at one point the fish dragged the boat carrying Pruitt, his wife and a friend before Pruitt could reel it in.

Hairspray

misc/beard2_bigRainier Maute, a dashingly whiskered trucker from Albstadt, Germany, plans to compete in the Olympic Games later this year.

It may be surprising that the 48-year-old smoker has a shot at a title. But Maute says he follows a strict training regime to keep in top form.

Each morning the former world and European champion stands before a mirror, where he spends 15 minutes grooming his trim, Kaiser Wilhelm-style mustache. His training gear? “Hairspray … and hazelnut mustache wax.”

(From National Geographic, via BoingBoing)

Obligatory Pictures

album09/IMG_0343I guess if one goes to another country, that one must take pictures of things. It’s no lie to say that I haven’t seen the sun in five days. It’s making me irritable. Anyway, check out my obligatory Tokyo pictures.

Knife Holder with a Message

misc/stabbykniferackI guess you wouldn’t get your spouse this knifeholder for a present. I wouldn’t have believed it if I didn’t see it myself, but this kitchen accessory looks like a human form being stabbed by multiple knives. Perhaps there’s some art angle that I’m missing, but I can’t see how anyone would want this in their kitchen.

Update: I forgot to link the original story. You can get the knife rack itself here. My apologies to you and to BoingBoing.

Photo of the Week

misc/i_beat_anorexiaI’ve decided to start doing a “photo of the week” to find the best of the photos I see in a week. I’m starting off with one I saw a few months ago, but recently appeared elsewhere today, and wanted to share it.

I will do my best to give attribution to the photographer, and if a photographer thinks I’m violating their copyrights, please let me know. Also, make sure you click on the thumbnail to see the full-sized image.