The Random Image Thread (keeping it PG-13 at the worst)

How's life?
User avatar
maurvir
Posts: 25365
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:13 pm
Title: Steamed meat popsicle

Post by maurvir »

Image
User avatar
Kirk
Posts: 25939
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:09 pm
Location: SLO

Post by Kirk »

Image
User avatar
Geesie
Posts: 26077
Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:18 am
Title: Couldn't hit it sideways
Location: Searching for my mainline

Post by Geesie »

Image
Image
User avatar
ukimalefu
Posts: 44233
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:52 pm
Title: want, but shouldn't, may anyway
Location: Failed State

Post by ukimalefu »

This thing was real, in the late 1930s. Wow.

Image
User avatar
Geesie
Posts: 26077
Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:18 am
Title: Couldn't hit it sideways
Location: Searching for my mainline

Post by Geesie »

So was this
Image

and this
Image
Image
User avatar
TOS
Posts: 39398
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:48 pm

Post by TOS »

visiting chinese cities, with the inevitable, inescapable coal dust, the grit in the air that stings your skin and gets in your nose, where if you're outside long enough you have to brush it off your clothes

that's kind of how i imagine it was like here in the 30s, 40s an 50s
"TOS ain’t havin no horserace round here. “Policies” is the coin of the realm." -- iDaemon
User avatar
Geesie
Posts: 26077
Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:18 am
Title: Couldn't hit it sideways
Location: Searching for my mainline

Post by Geesie »

Image
Image
User avatar
maurvir
Posts: 25365
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:13 pm
Title: Steamed meat popsicle

Post by maurvir »

Image
User avatar
TOS
Posts: 39398
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:48 pm

Post by TOS »

Geesie wrote: Image


yeah, reddit ... thanks for coming out
"TOS ain’t havin no horserace round here. “Policies” is the coin of the realm." -- iDaemon
User avatar
dv
Posts: 30687
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:42 pm

Post by dv »

radarman wrote: Image

Okay, I'm not really in favor of smoking, well, anything. But that's actually pretty awesome.
Image
User avatar
maurvir
Posts: 25365
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:13 pm
Title: Steamed meat popsicle

Post by maurvir »

Image
User avatar
TOS
Posts: 39398
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:48 pm

Post by TOS »

that doesn't strike me as the brilliantest thing a person could do
"TOS ain’t havin no horserace round here. “Policies” is the coin of the realm." -- iDaemon
User avatar
jkahless
Posts: 6416
Joined: Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:09 pm
Title: Custom Title

Post by jkahless »

radarman wrote: Image


You really ought to have linked to the video too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmcGwBjL7W0
User avatar
maurvir
Posts: 25365
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:13 pm
Title: Steamed meat popsicle

Post by maurvir »

TOS wrote: that doesn't strike me as the brilliantest thing a person could do


I dunno, he looked pretty bright to me... ;)

That said, apparently the lava will occasionally hit the water, cause a steam pocket under the drop to explode violently, shoving still molten lava bubbles flying. Oh, and the water is boiling. So yeah, probably not the brightest move.
User avatar
Geesie
Posts: 26077
Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:18 am
Title: Couldn't hit it sideways
Location: Searching for my mainline

Post by Geesie »

Image
Image
DEyncourt
Posts: 17403
Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2008 2:38 am

Post by DEyncourt »

radarman wrote:
TOS wrote: that doesn't strike me as the brilliantest thing a person could do


I dunno, he looked pretty bright to me... ;)

That said, apparently the lava will occasionally hit the water, cause a steam pocket under the drop to explode violently, shoving still molten lava bubbles flying. Oh, and the water is boiling. So yeah, probably not the brightest move.

On the other hand: I suspect that perspective distortion due to the camera lens being used has compressed the image in such a way that kayaker appears closer to the lava wall that he really is. The following pics from the link above are taken from the same location but using different lenses:

Image

On the gripping hand: I'm pretty sure that the kayaking pic was either a frame from this video or was a pic taken by a someone at that shoot. You can watch as a couple of the kayakers landed their craft on a black sand beach and one of them clambered up the cliffside to stand close to one of the lava streams. Not exactly a safe thing to do with an uncertain surface of questionable stability, especially considering that part of the shoreline of Hawaii is known to break off--sometimes as much as square mile--as the hardened surface can be lying atop mostly unstable rubble that formed underwater. Even the people in the support boat which took the kayakers close to the shoreline were in danger by being so close to shore.
User avatar
jkahless
Posts: 6416
Joined: Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:09 pm
Title: Custom Title

Post by jkahless »

Image
User avatar
maurvir
Posts: 25365
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:13 pm
Title: Steamed meat popsicle

Post by maurvir »

Image
User avatar
TOS
Posts: 39398
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:48 pm

Post by TOS »

dynamite fishing? people still do that?
"TOS ain’t havin no horserace round here. “Policies” is the coin of the realm." -- iDaemon
User avatar
maurvir
Posts: 25365
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:13 pm
Title: Steamed meat popsicle

Post by maurvir »

TOS wrote: dynamite fishing? people still do that?


Na, it was sodium metal.
User avatar
user
Posts: 29386
Joined: Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:40 pm
Title: Stupid cockwomble

Post by user »

Sodium fishing.
Aw, he's no fun, he fell right over.

Science is Truth for Life. In FORTRAN tongue the Answer.

...so I'm supposed to find the Shadow King from inside a daiquiri?
User avatar
TOS
Posts: 39398
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:48 pm

Post by TOS »

ah
"TOS ain’t havin no horserace round here. “Policies” is the coin of the realm." -- iDaemon
User avatar
TOS
Posts: 39398
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:48 pm

Post by TOS »

"that all you got?"

Image
"TOS ain’t havin no horserace round here. “Policies” is the coin of the realm." -- iDaemon
User avatar
TOS
Posts: 39398
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:48 pm

Post by TOS »

Image
"TOS ain’t havin no horserace round here. “Policies” is the coin of the realm." -- iDaemon
User avatar
obvs
Posts: 27731
Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2008 8:44 pm
Title: Socialist isn't an epithet;it's a badge.

Post by obvs »

Image
User avatar
maurvir
Posts: 25365
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:13 pm
Title: Steamed meat popsicle

Post by maurvir »

Image
User avatar
maurvir
Posts: 25365
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:13 pm
Title: Steamed meat popsicle

Post by maurvir »

Image
User avatar
DukeofNuke
Posts: 33306
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:33 pm
Title: FREE RADICAL
Location: Scintillating!

Post by DukeofNuke »

Image

Ronda Rousey, gettin' her ass kicked.

http://www.windstream.net/news/read/art ... _knocko-ap
intellectual/hipster/nihilist

"Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts."
-Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan
User avatar
ukimalefu
Posts: 44233
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:52 pm
Title: want, but shouldn't, may anyway
Location: Failed State

Post by ukimalefu »

I didn't know Star Trek TOS had a defiant

USS Defiant (NCC-1764)

Image
User avatar
DukeofNuke
Posts: 33306
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:33 pm
Title: FREE RADICAL
Location: Scintillating!

Post by DukeofNuke »

IIRC, William Windom was the Captian.

Image

I could be wrong, tho ... :shrug:
intellectual/hipster/nihilist

"Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts."
-Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan
User avatar
dv
Posts: 30687
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:42 pm

Post by dv »

DukeofNuke wrote: IIRC, William Windom was the Captian.

Image

I could be wrong, tho ... :shrug:

USS Constellation. With the planet-killer. Shuttle went boom.

The Defiant was found with no crew left, and the Tholians.
Image
User avatar
DukeofNuke
Posts: 33306
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:33 pm
Title: FREE RADICAL
Location: Scintillating!

Post by DukeofNuke »

You are the superior (Nerdom) intellect!
intellectual/hipster/nihilist

"Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts."
-Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan
User avatar
dv
Posts: 30687
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:42 pm

Post by dv »

DukeofNuke wrote: You are the superior (Nerdom) intellect!

Hardly. I had no idea who William Windom was.
Image
User avatar
TOS
Posts: 39398
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:48 pm

Post by TOS »

tos has everything
"TOS ain’t havin no horserace round here. “Policies” is the coin of the realm." -- iDaemon
User avatar
ukimalefu
Posts: 44233
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:52 pm
Title: want, but shouldn't, may anyway
Location: Failed State

Post by ukimalefu »

nerds!
User avatar
TOS
Posts: 39398
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:48 pm

Post by TOS »

yeowch

Image
"TOS ain’t havin no horserace round here. “Policies” is the coin of the realm." -- iDaemon
User avatar
DukeofNuke
Posts: 33306
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:33 pm
Title: FREE RADICAL
Location: Scintillating!

Post by DukeofNuke »

Sports reporter TOS : "Coach, will number 2 be back in the second half?"
intellectual/hipster/nihilist

"Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts."
-Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan
User avatar
maurvir
Posts: 25365
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:13 pm
Title: Steamed meat popsicle

Post by maurvir »

Image
User avatar
maurvir
Posts: 25365
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:13 pm
Title: Steamed meat popsicle

Post by maurvir »

Image
User avatar
maurvir
Posts: 25365
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:13 pm
Title: Steamed meat popsicle

Post by maurvir »

Image

Not content blowing up tanks, the A-10 is now going to take on tornadoes. :up:
Post Reply