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Animal Photography Animals Nature photography

Dreaded Snapping Frog Syndrome.

These apparently ill-tempered creatures are not known to willingly or peacefully return phones once they have managed to obtain them. In fact, any attempt to retrieve the desired object is not looked upon favourably, at all. One might do well to consider one’s erstwhile mobile device a lost cause, really, rather than face the frightful wrath of these fearsome, aggressive amphibians.

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Animal Photography Animals Cows Nature photography

Escaped Cow Syndrome.

ECS—or Escaped Cow Syndrome—and the ennui-inducing NW (Now What-ism)Β  associated with it—is something we all face; it is by no meansΒ  limited to bovines/ungulates. But take heart, I say, from these proud,Β  purposeful individuals. Nothing less than a clarion call has been sounded: We need not fear freedom; we must embrace it!

Published earlier in sister-site ArgotSpeak.

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Animal Photography Animals photography Swimming Pigs

The Swimming Pigs of Exuma.

A remote island in The Bahamas is home to these mighty aquatic feral pigs.

“The clever pigs have also worked out that the crews of passing yachts regularly dump excess food into the sea. Today the beach is a popular tourist attraction and whether or not they remember to bring their swimming gear, the tourist will always bring food. The hungry pigs eagerly plunge into the waves when they see a yacht and will swim a few hundred feet up to the vessel in the hope of a free meal.” (per Amusing Planet)

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athletes Athletics photography sport

The Wide Receivers {vol. 12}.

Devonta Smith, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, and Tyreek Hill: all uniquely brilliant talents. Absolutely among the top receivers I have ever witnessed. Insane explosiveness.

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Bands Music music videos Punk

The Punk Rock, Vol. 1.

A sampler, featuring Sex Pistols, The Cramps, The Dickies, Wall of Voodoo, The Adolescents, and Sham 69.

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Ann Wilson Deborah Harry Diamanda Galas Linda Ronstadt Music Patty Smyth photography vocalists

Vocalists of Note, Goddess Division {Vol. 2}.

A sampler of mesmerizing performances by phenomenally gifted vocalists, of the Goddess persuasion.

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Commentators Howard Cosell

The Alan King Tennis Classic. Featuring Howard Cosell and Arthur Ashe.

Intro by Howard Cosell.
Alan King player Intros.
Not a lot of wind.
Just Magnificent.
Bulldoggishness; Wind imperceptible.

And so; the Two Great Men have met.

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Actors Actors of Greatness Anthony Hopkins Film Hannibal photography

Hannibal {2001}.

Ridley Scott‘s psychological thriller Hannibal features Anthony Hopkins, Gary Oldman, Julianne Moore, and Giancarlo Giannini, who all turn in memorable performances. Stylishly directed by Mr. Scott, this film features some seriously dark humor to both lighten yet enhance the considerable sense of dread. Masterfully done by one and all.

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Actors Actors of Greatness photography Police Procedurals

Prime Suspect.

This gripping police procedural details the travails and triumphs of Jane Tennison (Helen Mirren), and features chilling perpetrators, such as George Marlow (John Bowe) and Milan Lukic (Oleg Menshikov).

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Actors Actors of Greatness Film Humphrey Bogart photography

The Maltese Falcon {1941}.

This film noir from John Huston features Humphrey Bogart, in a truly iconic, star-making performance, and the great Sydney Greenstreet, in his debut on the big screen. Peter Lorre, Mary Astor, and Elisha Cook, Jr. are also all brilliant, with the latter portraying the “Gunsel” (a term author Dashiell Hammett snuck by the Powers That Be).