A few days ago a bear walked into a liquor store in Juneau, Alaska. On the video it seems to be looking for a candy bar.
I don’t remember the original source of this photo, but it shows an early attempt at using a sled to get around in Alaska. It worked well until that one day ...
My favorite line from this “Bear Safety” sign in Alaska:
“Play dead unless it starts to eat you, then fight back.”
I went to bed last night thinking that it would be cool if iPhones were made of gravitons configured to your body’s unique vibrational frequency, so if your phone was in the kitchen while you were sitting on the couch, you could hold your hand out and the phone would come flying over to you. (Pity anything between you and your phone, and I don’t know how the gravitons were configured to only activate on demand, rather than being in constant orbit around your body (or stuck to your body)).
Then in a dream in Santa Fe this morning I was driving along and realized that I needed to change lanes very quickly to make the turn from St. Francis onto Cerillos Road. From what I can gather, I did that so fast that I flew into another reality. I ended up in a forest where I first came upon some combination of a gorilla and a bear that was walking upright through the forest. Fortunately it was wearing a breathing mask of some sort and I thought, “It’s not threatening, it’s just out for a walk.” Then a skunk as large as a car came walking down the road. It freaked me out, and I quickly thought of that bear-gorilla’s breathing mask, but the skunk was actually quite pleasant and just wanted to be petted. A large four-legged animal was flying in the sky above me, but cows the shape of giraffes (and twice their size) inside 30-40' tall chain-link fences had my attention, especially when they all came over to the fence in anticipation that I might feed them.
After a few more quirky sightings, I arrived at my destination and went to get my dogs some water. The water came out of a fountain normally, but then when it hit my clasped hands it become a consistency thicker than jello. This was convenient, because it let me carry a large “bowl” of water over to my dogs, who were really thirsty. They initially thought they had to bite the water, but then they learned that they could lick it normally.
After that things got a little weird. (I don’t know words in the English language that I can use to describe most of what happened next, though there was a lot of telekinesis, and a few beings were training me in the possibilities of what *could* be done, as opposed to the limited set of things I normally do in the dream state.)
One reason why it’s hard to get home delivery in Alaska.
Yesterday a bear cub was seen wandering around Boulder, Colorado, with the police following shortly behind him (or her).
Here’s a link to a short video on Twitter of a bear cub playing with the ranger who saved his life.
As part of the illness stuff I have been going through, I have absolutely no memory of creating this Scala/FP “I can’t believe I used a
var” image, but as I just ran across it while working on the website, I thought it was funny. Apparently I created it when I was writing about How to create outlined text using Gimp.
This story is from 2004, but an organization shared it on Facebook today to remind people to be careful around bears, and to keep their campsites in order. All I can add is that I never heard of Rainier beer until I started watching Longmire, and from past experience I can understand why he didn’t drink the Busch beer.
A small black bear got its head stuck in a coffee can and wandered around the roads in Tok, Alaska for a while before the Fish & Game people were able to rescue it. The video looks really sad, but the story has a happy ending. Here’s the story at adn.com.