A Chance Encounter

I reached under the kitchen sink this evening to grab a new bag for the recycling. As I was doing so I noticed that the under-sink air was funkier than normal. The building I live in was built in 1927 and the area under the kitchen sink seems that it may be original, so it’s usually a bit musty but this wasn’t quite like normal.

I knelt down to see if I could find the source of the odor…

…and two beady eyes were staring out at me from atop the garbage disposal.

An Opossum!

a baby one

But still an opossum.

I’ve barricaded the cabinet with an Ikea end table and dining chair and now I’m having Scotch.

Now, time for scotch. iPhone (3.85mm, f/2.4, 1/15 sec, ISO320)

This will be a fun conversation with the maintenance guy tomorrow.

Profiles in Bullshit, “Ground Zero Mosque” Edition

When even the words you use to describe an issue are fraudulent, that’s a good signal that no one should be paying any attention to you.
via A schediastic hootenanny – Profiles in Bullshit, “Ground Zero Mosque” Edition.

Proto-pickles

Pickle brine iPhone (3.85mm, f/2.4, 1/15 sec, ISO1000)
Cucumbers iPhone (3.85mm, f/2.4, 1/15 sec, ISO160)
Pickles! iPhone (3.85mm, f/2.4, 1/15 sec, ISO250)
I couldn’t resist the basket of pickling cucumbers at the farmer’s market this morning. This is my first shot at refrigerator pickles… taste-test tomorrow at lunchtime!

Court Says Police In Ohio Can Just Guess How Fast You Were Going And Give You A Ticket | Techdirt

Independent verification of the vehicle’s speed is not necessary to support a conviction for speeding.
Say what?

via Court Says Police In Ohio Can Just Guess How Fast You Were Going And Give You A Ticket | Techdirt.

(Shared by Josh)

If San Francisco Crime were Elevation | Doug McCune

These interesting visualizations transform San Francisco crime data into a topographical map. Mt. Loin and the Mission Range are not very surprising.

I’d be curious to see what a similar visualization for Atlanta would look like.

If San Francisco Crime were Elevation | Doug McCune.