RSS 2.0 Feed

» Welcome Guest Log In :: Register

Pages: (3) < [1] 2 3 >   
  Topic: Payback time for Wes, He deserves it.< Next Oldest | Next Newest >  
ERV



Posts: 329
Joined: Sep. 2007

(Permalink) Posted: June 25 2009,18:31   

An easy way to pay Wes back for all that he does:  Vote to ship him off to Antarctica.

:D

  
Lou FCD



Posts: 5402
Joined: Jan. 2006

(Permalink) Posted: June 25 2009,19:24   

Could they have possibly made it any more inconvenient to vote?

Vote cast for Wesley.

--------------
Lou FCD is still in school, so we should only count him as a baby biologist. -carlsonjok -deprecated
I think I might love you. Don't tell Deadman -Wolfhound

Work-friendly photography
NSFW photography

   
Wesley R. Elsberry



Posts: 4901
Joined: May 2002

(Permalink) Posted: June 25 2009,20:37   

Can I shiver with anticipation?

Thanks, folks.

--------------
"You can't teach an old dogma new tricks." - Dorothy Parker

    
carlsonjok



Posts: 3324
Joined: May 2006

(Permalink) Posted: June 25 2009,20:50   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ June 25 2009,20:37)
Can I shiver with anticipation?

I think that is Chunkdz's line.

--------------
It's natural to be curious about our world, but the scientific method is just one theory about how to best understand it.  We live in a democracy, which means we should treat every theory equally. - Steven Colbert, I Am America (and So Can You!)

  
ERV



Posts: 329
Joined: Sep. 2007

(Permalink) Posted: June 25 2009,20:59   

Quote (Lou FCD @ June 25 2009,19:24)
Could they have possibly made it any more inconvenient to vote?

Vote cast for Wesley.

Your password must be EIGHT CHARACTERS LONG.  Dont want anyone hacking your account and voting for people you dont like!

Oh well, at least it didnt want eight characters of letters, numbers, and symbols.

  
ppb



Posts: 325
Joined: Dec. 2006

(Permalink) Posted: June 25 2009,21:14   

Good luck!  You've got my vote.

I'll be looking forward to your reports from way down-under.

--------------
"[A scientific theory] describes Nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And it agrees fully with experiment. So I hope you can accept Nature as She is - absurd."
- Richard P. Feynman

  
Richardthughes



Posts: 10762
Joined: Jan. 2006

(Permalink) Posted: June 25 2009,22:13   

Voted for Wes, but Girl Scientist is crushing it thanks to the pharyngula link..

--------------
"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
jswilkins



Posts: 50
Joined: June 2009

(Permalink) Posted: June 25 2009,22:19   

Sorry! I added my vote for Grrl before I saw Wesley's claim to the icy wastes.

But I am at least conflicted, so that's OK, right?

--------------
Boldly staying where no man has stayed before.

   
Wesley R. Elsberry



Posts: 4901
Joined: May 2002

(Permalink) Posted: June 25 2009,22:49   

Voting goes on through Sept. 30th. I'm not throwing in the towel just yet.

--------------
"You can't teach an old dogma new tricks." - Dorothy Parker

    
Timothy McDougald



Posts: 1030
Joined: Dec. 2006

(Permalink) Posted: June 25 2009,22:51   

Quote (jswilkins @ June 25 2009,22:19)
Sorry! I added my vote for Grrl before I saw Wesley's claim to the icy wastes.

But I am at least conflicted, so that's OK, right?

Yeah, I did too...conflicted as well...

--------------
Church burning ebola boy

FTK: I Didn't answer your questions because it beats the hell out of me.

PaV: I suppose for me to be pried away from what I do to focus long and hard on that particular problem would take, quite honestly, hundreds of thousands of dollars to begin to pique my interest.

   
darwinoid



Posts: 12
Joined: Jan. 2003

(Permalink) Posted: June 25 2009,22:58   

Same here.

--------------
john m. lynch
http://blog.jmlynch.org/....nch.org
http://www.public.asu.edu/~jmlync....jmlynch

   
Timothy McDougald



Posts: 1030
Joined: Dec. 2006

(Permalink) Posted: June 25 2009,23:32   

Quote (darwinoid @ June 25 2009,22:58)
Same here.

Heh, the ex-Scienblogers mafia is muscling up on AtBC!  :D

--------------
Church burning ebola boy

FTK: I Didn't answer your questions because it beats the hell out of me.

PaV: I suppose for me to be pried away from what I do to focus long and hard on that particular problem would take, quite honestly, hundreds of thousands of dollars to begin to pique my interest.

   
k.e..



Posts: 3884
Joined: May 2007

(Permalink) Posted: June 25 2009,23:48   

Can you nominate anyone.

I can think of a few people that not so much as deserve to go but if they did would give me a great deal of satisfaction knowing they would just sit around base freezing their asses off and bitching about the food and the  weather listening to crap music on their ipod, generally causing a nuisanse while real scientists go on field trips.

--------------
"I get a strong breeze from my monitor every time k.e. puts on his clown DaveTard suit" dogdidit
"ID is deader than Lenny Flanks granmaws dildo batteries" Erasmus
"I'm busy studying scientist level science papers" Galloping Gary Gaulin

  
Schroedinger's Dog



Posts: 1692
Joined: Jan. 2009

(Permalink) Posted: June 26 2009,00:52   

Vote cast for Wes.

Don't forget to bring me back that Emperor I've been dreaming of for years...

--------------
"Hail is made out of water? Are you really that stupid?" Joe G

"I have a better suggestion, Kris. How about a game of hide and go fuck yourself instead." Louis

"The reason people use a crucifix against vampires is that vampires are allergic to bullshit" Richard Pryor

   
JLT



Posts: 740
Joined: Jan. 2008

(Permalink) Posted: June 26 2009,03:28   

Quote (afarensis @ June 26 2009,04:51)
 
Quote (jswilkins @ June 25 2009,22:19)
Sorry! I added my vote for Grrl before I saw Wesley's claim to the icy wastes.

But I am at least conflicted, so that's OK, right?

Yeah, I did too...conflicted as well...

You can change your vote if you want to...
Just sayin'...

--------------
"Random mutations, if they are truly random, will affect, and potentially damage, any aspect of the organism, [...]
Thus, a realistic [computer] simulation [of evolution] would allow the program, OS, and hardware to be affected in a random fashion." GilDodgen, Frilly shirt owner

  
ERV



Posts: 329
Joined: Sep. 2007

(Permalink) Posted: June 26 2009,07:46   

Quote (JLT @ June 26 2009,03:28)
Quote (afarensis @ June 26 2009,04:51)
 
Quote (jswilkins @ June 25 2009,22:19)
Sorry! I added my vote for Grrl before I saw Wesley's claim to the icy wastes.

But I am at least conflicted, so that's OK, right?

Yeah, I did too...conflicted as well...

You can change your vote if you want to...
Just sayin'...

If you have 2 email addressed you can vote for two people... :P

  
KCdgw



Posts: 376
Joined: Sep. 2002

(Permalink) Posted: June 26 2009,08:12   

Done. Good luck, Wes

KC

--------------
Those who know the truth are not equal to those who love it-- Confucius

  
Louis



Posts: 6436
Joined: Jan. 2006

(Permalink) Posted: June 26 2009,08:14   

{Louis races into the room with duct tape, a car battery and jumper cables, some kerosene, some sodium pentathol and LSD, some mice, a shaved wildcat, a field surgery kit, some engineer's blue, KY Jelly and six gentlemen with middle names of "the"}

Ok I'm......

Oh, OHHHHH! Ah um, sorry, I must have got the wrong impression.

I'll go and vote now.

Louis

--------------
Bye.

  
J-Dog



Posts: 4402
Joined: Dec. 2006

(Permalink) Posted: June 26 2009,08:42   

Those bastards haven't let me register yet, let alone vote!

I have sent them an email pointing out their lack of certain important skills and abilities.  I did not question their parentage at this time - saving that for backup.

Ands so, the adventure continues.

--------------
Come on Tough Guy, do the little dance of ID impotence you do so well. - Louis to Joe G 2/10

Gullibility is not a virtue - Quidam on Dembski's belief in the Bible Code Faith Healers & ID 7/08

UD is an Unnatural Douchemagnet. - richardthughes 7/11

  
Richardthughes



Posts: 10762
Joined: Jan. 2006

(Permalink) Posted: June 26 2009,09:13   

Check your spam filters because the reply is a short one with a confirmation link.

--------------
"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
Hermagoras



Posts: 1260
Joined: June 2007

(Permalink) Posted: June 26 2009,09:24   

Quote (Lou FCD @ June 25 2009,19:24)
Could they have possibly made it any more inconvenient to vote?

No kidding.  

My recognition words were "include rectors."  

Please, let's not.

--------------
"I am not currently proving that objective morality is true. I did that a long time ago and you missed it." -- StephenB

http://paralepsis.blogspot.com/....pot.com

   
Dr.GH



Posts: 2137
Joined: May 2002

(Permalink) Posted: June 26 2009,12:45   

Wes has moved to 4th place.

--------------
"Science is the horse that pulls the cart of philosophy."

L. Susskind, 2004 "SMOLIN VS. SUSSKIND: THE ANTHROPIC PRINCIPLE"

   
Bob O'H



Posts: 2194
Joined: Oct. 2005

(Permalink) Posted: June 26 2009,13:03   

I think you're looking at page 2, not page 1.

Grrlscientist is in second presently.  I'm supporting her (sorry, Wes), and she might actually win!

--------------
It is fun to dip into the various threads to watch cluelessness at work in the hands of the confident exponent. - Soapy Sam (so say we all)

   
blipey



Posts: 2061
Joined: June 2006

(Permalink) Posted: June 26 2009,13:21   

One more for Wes.  I think I filed my taxes faster this year!

--------------
But I get the trick question- there isn't any such thing as one molecule of water. -JoeG

And scientists rarely test theories. -Gary Gaulin

   
someotherguy



Posts: 398
Joined: Aug. 2006

(Permalink) Posted: June 26 2009,13:48   

Voted for ya, Wes.  I too expect a live penguin in payment.   :D

--------------
Evolander in training

  
J-Dog



Posts: 4402
Joined: Dec. 2006

(Permalink) Posted: June 26 2009,13:52   

Quote (Richardthughes @ June 26 2009,09:13)
Check your spam filters because the reply is a short one with a confirmation link.

We have received your message.

Dear J-Dog,

Thank you for contacting Quark Expeditions.
We will respond to your e-mail within 2 business days, with the exception of long weekends and holidays.

Best regards,

The Quark Expeditions Team

--------------
Come on Tough Guy, do the little dance of ID impotence you do so well. - Louis to Joe G 2/10

Gullibility is not a virtue - Quidam on Dembski's belief in the Bible Code Faith Healers & ID 7/08

UD is an Unnatural Douchemagnet. - richardthughes 7/11

  
ppb



Posts: 325
Joined: Dec. 2006

(Permalink) Posted: June 26 2009,13:57   

It should be so easy a caveman can do it.

--------------
"[A scientific theory] describes Nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And it agrees fully with experiment. So I hope you can accept Nature as She is - absurd."
- Richard P. Feynman

  
khan



Posts: 1528
Joined: May 2007

(Permalink) Posted: June 26 2009,14:47   

Tell me Magic Mirror: Wes or Grrlscientist?

I have 5 emails.

--------------
"It's as if all those words, in their hurry to escape from the loony, have fallen over each other, forming scrambled heaps of meaninglessness." -damitall

That's so fucking stupid it merits a wing in the museum of stupid. -midwifetoad

Frequency is just the plural of wavelength...
-JoeG

  
Richardthughes



Posts: 10762
Joined: Jan. 2006

(Permalink) Posted: June 26 2009,15:27   

Oh, I want a Gentoo:





I shall call him Wes Jr.

--------------
"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
carlsonjok



Posts: 3324
Joined: May 2006

(Permalink) Posted: June 26 2009,15:35   

Quote (Richardthughes @ June 26 2009,15:27)
Oh, I want a Gentoo:

NO. YOU CAN HAZ



--------------
It's natural to be curious about our world, but the scientific method is just one theory about how to best understand it.  We live in a democracy, which means we should treat every theory equally. - Steven Colbert, I Am America (and So Can You!)

  
Bob O'H



Posts: 2194
Joined: Oct. 2005

(Permalink) Posted: June 26 2009,15:37   

Quote (khan @ June 26 2009,14:47)
Tell me Magic Mirror: Wes or Grrlscientist?

I have 5 emails.

Who's more likely  to win?

Not that I'm biased one way or the other.

--------------
It is fun to dip into the various threads to watch cluelessness at work in the hands of the confident exponent. - Soapy Sam (so say we all)

   
dheddle



Posts: 542
Joined: Sep. 2007

(Permalink) Posted: June 26 2009,16:36   

I voted for Wes--applying for a mortgage was faster.

--------------
Mysticism is a rational enterprise. Religion is not. The mystic has recognized something about the nature of consciousness prior to thought, and this recognition is susceptible to rational discussion. The mystic has reason for what he believes, and these reasons are empirical. --Sam Harris

   
MichaelJ



Posts: 462
Joined: June 2009

(Permalink) Posted: June 26 2009,17:30   

Quote (someotherguy @ June 26 2009,13:48)
Voted for ya, Wes.  I too expect a live penguin in payment.   :D

Live? I just want a couple of penguin burgers.

  
Henry J



Posts: 4784
Joined: Mar. 2005

(Permalink) Posted: June 26 2009,20:34   

Quote

 
Quote
(Richardthughes @ June 26 2009,15:27)
Oh, I want a Gentoo:


NO. YOU CAN HAZ




Holy Burgess Shale Meredith, Batman! It's the fine flippered feathered fiend!

Henry

  
Dr.GH



Posts: 2137
Joined: May 2002

(Permalink) Posted: June 27 2009,09:57   

Quote (Bob O'H @ June 26 2009,11:03)
I think you're looking at page 2, not page 1.

Grrlscientist is in second presently.  I'm supporting her (sorry, Wes), and she might actually win!

Opps.

I didn't have any problem registering or voting. It took fewer than 5 minutes.

Edited by Dr.GH on June 27 2009,08:02

--------------
"Science is the horse that pulls the cart of philosophy."

L. Susskind, 2004 "SMOLIN VS. SUSSKIND: THE ANTHROPIC PRINCIPLE"

   
keiths



Posts: 2041
Joined: Jan. 2006

(Permalink) Posted: June 27 2009,13:31   

Hi Wes,

I voted for you, but I attached a rider saying that you have to take chunkdz with you if you win.

--------------
And the set of natural numbers is also the set that starts at 0 and goes to the largest number.  -- Joe G

Please stop putting words into my mouth that don't belong there and thoughts into my mind that don't belong there. -- KF

  
Wesley R. Elsberry



Posts: 4901
Joined: May 2002

(Permalink) Posted: June 27 2009,14:36   

Quote (keiths @ June 27 2009,13:31)
Hi Wes,

I voted for you, but I attached a rider saying that you have to take chunkdz with you if you win.

You got something against C.?

--------------
"You can't teach an old dogma new tricks." - Dorothy Parker

    
deadman_932



Posts: 3094
Joined: May 2006

(Permalink) Posted: June 27 2009,15:25   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ June 27 2009,14:36)
Quote (keiths @ June 27 2009,13:31)
Hi Wes,

I voted for you, but I attached a rider saying that you have to take chunkdz with you if you win.

You got something against C.?

Can he be fed to a leopard seal for his blubbering? Hale fellow, whale meat? I'll be leaving now. Try the fish!

--------------
AtBC Award for Thoroughness in the Face of Creationism

  
Wesley R. Elsberry



Posts: 4901
Joined: May 2002

(Permalink) Posted: June 27 2009,22:23   

Hey, if nothing else, I can say I made it to the first page returned on "Popularity" at least once. Thanks, folks.

--------------
"You can't teach an old dogma new tricks." - Dorothy Parker

    
Richardthughes



Posts: 10762
Joined: Jan. 2006

(Permalink) Posted: June 27 2009,22:51   

If you'd had the Pharyngula boost, you'd be first.

--------------
"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
Wesley R. Elsberry



Posts: 4901
Joined: May 2002

(Permalink) Posted: June 29 2009,10:05   

ScienceBlogs is no longer a monolith.

--------------
"You can't teach an old dogma new tricks." - Dorothy Parker

    
J-Dog



Posts: 4402
Joined: Dec. 2006

(Permalink) Posted: June 29 2009,10:23   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ June 29 2009,10:05)
ScienceBlogs is no longer a monolith.

I still haven't gotten my ok to vote, but had to put in my $.02 worth on Ed's blog - Vote For Wes - If you don't you are a commie pinko symp. I hope it helps Wes!

--------------
Come on Tough Guy, do the little dance of ID impotence you do so well. - Louis to Joe G 2/10

Gullibility is not a virtue - Quidam on Dembski's belief in the Bible Code Faith Healers & ID 7/08

UD is an Unnatural Douchemagnet. - richardthughes 7/11

  
khan



Posts: 1528
Joined: May 2007

(Permalink) Posted: June 29 2009,11:04   

I voted for Wes.

--------------
"It's as if all those words, in their hurry to escape from the loony, have fallen over each other, forming scrambled heaps of meaninglessness." -damitall

That's so fucking stupid it merits a wing in the museum of stupid. -midwifetoad

Frequency is just the plural of wavelength...
-JoeG

  
American Saddlebred



Posts: 111
Joined: May 2005

(Permalink) Posted: June 29 2009,13:09   

Voted for wes.

   
ppb



Posts: 325
Joined: Dec. 2006

(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2009,00:05   

Wesley's up against some stiff competition, but he is still pretty confident he will win.  I took this photo of him preparing for the trip.

--------------
"[A scientific theory] describes Nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And it agrees fully with experiment. So I hope you can accept Nature as She is - absurd."
- Richard P. Feynman

  
Wesley R. Elsberry



Posts: 4901
Joined: May 2002

(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2009,10:56   

ppb,

Nice pic there.

--------------
"You can't teach an old dogma new tricks." - Dorothy Parker

    
Wesley R. Elsberry



Posts: 4901
Joined: May 2002

(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2009,16:20   

Prof. Steve Steve gets in on the action.



There's a badge that can be used.



BBcode:

Code Sample

[url=http://echothis.info/V0][img]http://pandasthumb.org/images/pss/pss_freeze_me_badge_88x31.gif[/img][/url]


HTML:

Code Sample

<a href="http://echothis.info/V0"><img src="http://pandasthumb.org/images/pss/pss_freeze_me_badge_88x31.gif" align="right" /></a>


Please help spread these around.

Edited by Wesley R. Elsberry on July 02 2009,17:48

--------------
"You can't teach an old dogma new tricks." - Dorothy Parker

    
EyeNoU



Posts: 115
Joined: Mar. 2008

(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2009,20:44   

I voted for Wes.

  
keiths



Posts: 2041
Joined: Jan. 2006

(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2009,22:01   

Quote (ppb @ July 01 2009,22:05)
Wesley's up against some stiff competition, but he is still pretty confident he will win. I took this photo of him preparing for the trip.

Look at those talons.  Wes, you've found the missing link between raptors and penguins!

--------------
And the set of natural numbers is also the set that starts at 0 and goes to the largest number.  -- Joe G

Please stop putting words into my mouth that don't belong there and thoughts into my mind that don't belong there. -- KF

  
Timothy McDougald



Posts: 1030
Joined: Dec. 2006

(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2009,22:28   

Quote (J-Dog @ June 29 2009,10:23)
Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ June 29 2009,10:05)
ScienceBlogs is no longer a monolith.

I still haven't gotten my ok to vote, but had to put in my $.02 worth on Ed's blog - Vote For Wes - If you don't you are a commie pinko symp. I hope it helps Wes!

Did you ever get to vote? The reason I ask is that you aren't the only one having difficulties

--------------
Church burning ebola boy

FTK: I Didn't answer your questions because it beats the hell out of me.

PaV: I suppose for me to be pried away from what I do to focus long and hard on that particular problem would take, quite honestly, hundreds of thousands of dollars to begin to pique my interest.

   
J-Dog



Posts: 4402
Joined: Dec. 2006

(Permalink) Posted: July 03 2009,09:15   

Quote (afarensis @ July 02 2009,22:28)
Quote (J-Dog @ June 29 2009,10:23)
Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ June 29 2009,10:05)
ScienceBlogs is no longer a monolith.

I still haven't gotten my ok to vote, but had to put in my $.02 worth on Ed's blog - Vote For Wes - If you don't you are a commie pinko symp. I hope it helps Wes!

Did you ever get to vote? The reason I ask is that you aren't the only one having difficulties

No, I have NOT been allowed to vote - they have NOT responded to my emails either. (other than the boiler-plate "we'll get back to you"...

--------------
Come on Tough Guy, do the little dance of ID impotence you do so well. - Louis to Joe G 2/10

Gullibility is not a virtue - Quidam on Dembski's belief in the Bible Code Faith Healers & ID 7/08

UD is an Unnatural Douchemagnet. - richardthughes 7/11

  
J-Dog



Posts: 4402
Joined: Dec. 2006

(Permalink) Posted: July 03 2009,09:30   

Update - They won't let ME vote, but they just allowed a couple of puppets to vote.  Dress warm, Wes!

--------------
Come on Tough Guy, do the little dance of ID impotence you do so well. - Louis to Joe G 2/10

Gullibility is not a virtue - Quidam on Dembski's belief in the Bible Code Faith Healers & ID 7/08

UD is an Unnatural Douchemagnet. - richardthughes 7/11

  
Wesley R. Elsberry



Posts: 4901
Joined: May 2002

(Permalink) Posted: July 03 2009,13:15   

Quote (keiths @ July 02 2009,22:01)
Quote (ppb @ July 01 2009,22:05)
Wesley's up against some stiff competition, but he is still pretty confident he will win. I took this photo of him preparing for the trip.

Look at those talons.  Wes, you've found the missing link between raptors and penguins!

The problem being that you essentially have to get the rabbits to run into the raptor penguins, or at least run under their perch.

--------------
"You can't teach an old dogma new tricks." - Dorothy Parker

    
Wesley R. Elsberry



Posts: 4901
Joined: May 2002

(Permalink) Posted: July 03 2009,17:22   

I've changed my blog bid text to the following:

 
Quote

I'm not just interested in falcons. I've done research on lekking greater prairie chickens. Diane and I were called upon to help researchers test captive-bred prairie chicken response to raptors. We observed the prairie chickens respond to a hawk flying over their pen. These were naive birds, but the whole population hit the deck and stayed put when the hawk flew over the pens, showing that the captive-bred birds still had the instinct to cower intact.

The Antarctic has its own avian predator. The skuas are gulls that will prey upon penguin chicks and even adult penguins. These are large, aggressive birds, described by some as "seagulls from hell". William Evans told me about an early penguin exhibit, and how people accidentally observed some instinctual behavior in penguins interacting with skuas. A feature that we don't see in current penguin exhibits was the inclusion of two skuas. The skuas initially spent their time bullying the assembled penguins. A wild penguin can flee from a pursuing skua, and corners tend to be uncommon. It didn't take long for one of the penguins to find itself cornered by a skua. The cornered penguin pecked back at the harassing skua. One reason penguins don't often bother with trying to engage a skua attacker is that skuas fly and penguins don't. But these two skuas had their wings clipped. The skua gave a flap that lifted it momentarily off the ground. Every penguin there suddenly swiveled its head to bear on the skua, then attacked. Within seconds, there were no longer any live skuas in the exhibit.

So I'm interested in seeing what these interactions are like in the wild for myself. Please give me your vote and I'll enjoy telling you what I learn.

Check my gear list.


See it at http://echothis.info/V0

--------------
"You can't teach an old dogma new tricks." - Dorothy Parker

    
ppb



Posts: 325
Joined: Dec. 2006

(Permalink) Posted: July 03 2009,17:24   

Quote (keiths @ July 02 2009,23:01)
Quote (ppb @ July 01 2009,22:05)
Wesley's up against some stiff competition, but he is still pretty confident he will win. I took this photo of him preparing for the trip.

Look at those talons.  Wes, you've found the missing link between raptors and penguins!

As part of his effort to bring falconry to Antarctica, Wes has been conducting some rather novel cross breeding experiments.

--------------
"[A scientific theory] describes Nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And it agrees fully with experiment. So I hope you can accept Nature as She is - absurd."
- Richard P. Feynman

  
Henry J



Posts: 4784
Joined: Mar. 2005

(Permalink) Posted: July 03 2009,21:32   

Quote
The skua gave a flap that lifted it momentarily off the ground. Every penguin there suddenly swiveled its head to bear on the skua, then attacked. Within seconds, there were no longer any live skuas in the exhibit.

Sounds like some wheels turned in some penguin's heads, there...

Henry

  
BWE



Posts: 1898
Joined: Jan. 2006

(Permalink) Posted: July 15 2009,16:29   

Quote (dheddle @ June 26 2009,14:36)
I voted for Wes--applying for a mortgage was faster.

aaaaarrrrrggggghhhhh.

Yes it was. BTW, Wes, are those the gulls that are too big to take off without a headwind?

--------------
Who said that ev'ry wish would be heard and answered
When wished on the morning star
Somebody thought of that, and someone believed it
Look what it's done so far

The Daily Wingnut

   
Dr.GH



Posts: 2137
Joined: May 2002

(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 11 2009,10:22   

BTW, Wesley got a plug at the DailyKos site,

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/8/9/762757/-Antarctica-or-Bust

:D

--------------
"Science is the horse that pulls the cart of philosophy."

L. Susskind, 2004 "SMOLIN VS. SUSSKIND: THE ANTHROPIC PRINCIPLE"

   
Spottedwind



Posts: 83
Joined: Aug. 2008

(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 29 2009,12:53   

I have been quite distracted with other things and haven't been able to catch up here in a while, but when I heard of a chance to get rid of help Wes get to Antartica, I quickly tried to get my vote in.

Hope all is well here and I need to find time to get back here and read.  Best of luck Wes and I sorry I didn't get in sooner for the momentum.

  
ppb



Posts: 325
Joined: Dec. 2006

(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 08 2009,16:14   

Sorry, Wes.

The Winner

--------------
"[A scientific theory] describes Nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And it agrees fully with experiment. So I hope you can accept Nature as She is - absurd."
- Richard P. Feynman

  
Schroedinger's Dog



Posts: 1692
Joined: Jan. 2009

(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 08 2009,16:20   

Received the message as well. Sorry Wes :(

--------------
"Hail is made out of water? Are you really that stupid?" Joe G

"I have a better suggestion, Kris. How about a game of hide and go fuck yourself instead." Louis

"The reason people use a crucifix against vampires is that vampires are allergic to bullshit" Richard Pryor

   
J-Dog



Posts: 4402
Joined: Dec. 2006

(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 08 2009,16:52   

Perhaps you can still go... maybe the winner will get exposed (or "expelled" if you will) with published nudie pictures, and lose the crown - allowing you to step into the role! :)

--------------
Come on Tough Guy, do the little dance of ID impotence you do so well. - Louis to Joe G 2/10

Gullibility is not a virtue - Quidam on Dembski's belief in the Bible Code Faith Healers & ID 7/08

UD is an Unnatural Douchemagnet. - richardthughes 7/11

  
Louis



Posts: 6436
Joined: Jan. 2006

(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 08 2009,17:02   

Maybe it's Wes' lack of willingness to post nudey pictures of himself that lost him this contest...

...On the other hand maybe not.

Louis

P.S. Sorry Wes, for both the joke and the result.

--------------
Bye.

  
Wesley R. Elsberry



Posts: 4901
Joined: May 2002

(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 08 2009,19:16   

I've gotten some advice on pitching myself to other expedition companies, so maybe I will go to Antarctica, just not on this one.

I'm not sure exactly what Luis did to keep the votes coming in, but he did a great job of it. Here's hoping his blogging has as much enthusiasm behind it.

--------------
"You can't teach an old dogma new tricks." - Dorothy Parker

    
Schroedinger's Dog



Posts: 1692
Joined: Jan. 2009

(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 08 2009,19:25   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Oct. 09 2009,02:16)
I've gotten some advice on pitching myself to other expedition companies, so maybe I will go to Antarctica, just not on this one.

I'm not sure exactly what Luis did to keep the votes coming in, but he did a great job of it. Here's hoping his blogging has as much enthusiasm behind it.

Louis already answered that one:

Quote
willingness to post nudey pictures of himself


I am sure, though, that you can easily find another fundation that will base its choices on personal merit instead of popular vote...

--------------
"Hail is made out of water? Are you really that stupid?" Joe G

"I have a better suggestion, Kris. How about a game of hide and go fuck yourself instead." Louis

"The reason people use a crucifix against vampires is that vampires are allergic to bullshit" Richard Pryor

   
  64 replies since June 25 2009,18:31 < Next Oldest | Next Newest >  

Pages: (3) < [1] 2 3 >   


Track this topic Email this topic Print this topic

[ Read the Board Rules ] | [Useful Links] | [Evolving Designs]