Siphonophore - Horror from the Deep

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Ia ia Cthulhu fhtagn!

...a thing which was little more than a protoplasmic mass, from the body of which a thousand tentacles of every length and thickness flailed forth, from the head of which, constantly altering shape from an amorphous bulge to a simulacrum of a man's head, a single malevolent eye appeared.
Here is some terrific video of a bioluminescent deep-sea siphonophore — an eerily fantastic creature that appears to be a single, large organism, but which is actually a colony of numerous individual jellyfish-like animals that behave and function together as a single entity. The individual units, called zooids, all share the same genetic material and each perform a specialized role within the colony."

"The best-known siphonophore is the poisonous Portuguese Man o’ War (Physalia physalis), which lives at the surface of the ocean, unlike the one shown in this video (filmed at a depth of 770 meters). Some siphonophore species can grow up to 40 meters (130 ft) in length." source

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I Want To See A Flying Saucer - Music Video

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Enjoy.



I made this music video a little while ago. This song pretty much sums up how I feel about the whole UFO/Alien scene. Show me the money!

I'm tired of hearing other people's UFO stories! I'm jealous. I want to see one for myself.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this video. I sure had a fun time making it. If you like the video pop over to YouTube and give it a good rating.

Oh, and if you have any good UFO stories I'd like to hear them in the comments. ;)

"Lizard People" invade MN Senate Recount

Dr. Fong Says:
Very funny until you remember that lizard people actually control most of the government.


Day 3 of Minnesota's Senate recount brings some welcome comic relief in the name of write-in candidates on challenged ballots: Lizard People and Flying Spaghetti Monster, with a little Frankenstin [sic] for good measure.

I find the bigger joke to be that they are spending so much time on this. What a mess!

Also, he says "The other lizard people's were filled in" referring to their ballot bubbles. Just how many votes did the lizard people get?

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Yearly Christmas Krampus Post: Risque Krampus


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Some postcards showing the naughty side of the Krampus. Happy Christmas Krampus Post!


Posts of Krampus Past

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The History of Miniature Golf

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Some great vintage postcards from goofy golf!


In 1938 Joseph and Robert Taylor from Binghamton, New York started building their own miniature golf courses. These courses differed from the ones in the late 20s and early 30s; they were no longer just rolls, banks, and curves, with an occasional pipe thrown in. Their courses not only had landscaping, but also obstacles, including windmills, castles, and wishing wells.

Impressed by the quality of the courses, many customers asked if the Taylors would build a course for them. By the early 1940s, Joe and Bob formed Taylor Brothers, and were in the business of building miniature golf courses and supplying obstacles to the industry. During both the Korean and Vietnam Wars, many a G.I. played on a Taylor Brothers prefabricated course that the U.S. Military had contracted to be built and shipped overseas.

By the late 5
0s most—if not all—supply catalogs carried Taylor Brothers' obstacles. In 1961 Bob Taylor, Don Clayton of Putt-Putt, and Frank Abramoff of Arnold Palmer Miniature Golf organized the first miniature golf association known as NAPCOMS (or the "National Association of Putting Course Operators, Manufacturers, and Suppliers"). Their first meeting was held in New York City. Though this organization only lasted a few years it was the first attempt to bring miniature golf operators together to promote miniature golf.

In 1955, Lomma Enterprises, Inc., founded by Al Lomma and his brother Ralph Lomma, led the revival of wacky, animated trick hazards. These hazards required both accurately aimed shots and split-second timing to avoid spinning windmill blades, revolving statuary, and other careening obstacles.

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All I want for Christmas is..


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I'm still holding out for a "Witch Trial" Barbie® Doll!


Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" Barbie® Doll

In 1963, Alfred Hitchcock, the Master of Suspense, gave us a tale of terror not soon forgotten in his film “The Birds.” Dressed in a re-creation of the stylish green skirt-suit worn by the film’s ill-fated heroine in an iconic scene, Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” Barbie® Doll celebrates the 45th anniversary of the acclaimed film. From the doll’s classic ensemble to the perfectly painted expression to the accompanying black birds, every aspect captures the film’s infamous appeal.



My God...

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Hexapod Dance Competition Video

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This terrifies me but I cannot look away


Today dear readers, I present to you something really special! You will witness a rare and secretive creature preforming for your amusement at the Hexapod Dance Competition in Hagenberg/Austria.

Best of the third Austrian Hexapod Championships
Category: Dance


UPDATE: Something is definitely wrong. I have now watched this video 5 or 6 times. I cannot stop. I have seen a glimpse of the future and it involves dancing crab robots.

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