Tag - oceans

Christmas With the Great Old Ones

Many are the legends of creatures who come out during this holiday season, suspiciously gifting children with all manner of dolls, games and G.I. Joe aircraft carriers. There’s Father Christmas, of course. But there’s also Santa...

Magnapinna Squid Pissed It Didn’t Get...

I know you’re thinking that “Magnapinna” was a kind of pasta–believe me, I’m right there with you. But “Magnapinna” apparently means “Can elbow you in the ribs.” Because seriously, check...

My Key Largo Adventure

Yes, well, I hear that Ken and Dana have told their version of the Key Largo story, from where we packed up and went down to Miami for Anime SuperCon. Now, straight from the Widge’s mouth is my version. Which, admittedly, since I...

Screw the Great Pumpkin, I Want My Fairy...

I know we like the pods a lot. So does Ectoplasmosis, who pointed us to this kickass painting of a man being visited by his Fairy Podmother. The title? Finally. Of course. I’d like to hereby put forward the notion that we need an...

Win Proteus on DVD!

A lot of the staff are ocean junkies. As if you haven’t figured that out already. Myself, I like to admire sea life from a distance. I’m sure sea life appreciates this. So that’s why I appreciate stuff like Proteus...

Goblin Shark

Goblin Shark Attack!

We’ve talked about these sharks before but I’d never seen a video of their freaky sticky-outy jaws in action until now. And when used it doesn’t exactly make for a, you know, ferocious attack. I…well, look for...

Skynet Watch: Robo-Jellyfish

Okay, so the signs are all coming together: Skynet will be among us any day now. And not content to rule the land, robots will soon be swarming the oceans. How do we know? Because they always start off so cute and cool…like in toys...

The World Without Us – Audiobook

After enjoying the post-apocalyptic and informative Life After People, I was eager to crack open The World Without Us, which I understood to be the same idea just more in depth, being, as it was, a book and not a homogenized TV special. And...

Blue Whale, You Saw Me Standing Alone…

Ever wanted to experience a blue whale from the comfort of your own computer? Sure you have. Because actually going out in the ocean with them is nuts. They may be gentle giants but I believe they’re just luring you in so something...

Museum of Natural History, Vienna

Taxidermy and Glass Sea Life in Vienna

Curious Expeditions’ latest outing takes them through the Vienna Natural History Museum, where they check out scads of incredible taxidermy and also the glasswork that goes into making replica sea-life. Why? Because you can’t...