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Three our of four ain’t bad

Three our of four ain’t bad

Marty’s photo of the day #3372: Soon fall will be here; then a new president; then the end of the COVID-19 pandemic; then the Minnesota Vikings will finally win the Super Bowl. . . . Okay, maybe not that last one.

A nature host’s last words

A nature host’s last words

Marty’s photo of the day #3368: From the final episode of The Aussie Hands-on Naturalist, the Animal Planet channel’s latest attempt to recreate the magic of Steve Irwin’s The Crocodile Hunter: “G’day mate! Look at that Sheila. Isn’t she a beauty? Well, I’m just gonna sneak up on her and give her a big ol’ […]

Moose hide-and-seek

Moose hide-and-seek

Marty’s photo of the day #3355: Ah! Nothing says “Montana” quite like a vigorous game of moose-hide-and-seek in the front yard.

The Sunday morning puppy

The Sunday morning puppy

Marty’s photo of the day #3349: Nellie, our nine-month-old rescue dog, has been with us for three weeks now. Since Deb and I were starting all over (after the last of our three elderly dogs died), we had some important decisions to make. Do we let Nellie onto the couch? Do we let Nellie climb […]

Newspaper or Puppy?

Newspaper or Puppy?

Marty’s photo of the day #3342: Marty: “I love Sunday mornings in Montana—sitting out on the front porch, reading the Sunday paper with a cup of coffee by my side.” Nellie: “Forget the Sunday paper! You’d much rather pet the cute puppy, wouldn’t you? See how cute I am. How can you resist?”

Buck fawns over the fawn

Buck fawns over the fawn

Marty’s photo of the day #3322: I took this photo yesterday, in front of my house. Many people aren’t aware of it, but on Sundays momma deer gets the day off and daddy buck has to fawn over the kid.

Dog wisdom

Dog wisdom

Marty’s photo of the day #3298: “When life throws you pebbles, dig deeper. That’s where the rocks are.”—Kate the Golden Retriever

I know he’s in here somewhere!

I know he’s in here somewhere!

Marty’s photo of the day #3257: “I know he’s in here somewhere!”

The best way to deal with a Trumper? Mock on!

The best way to deal with a Trumper? Mock on!

Since the rise of Donald Trump, numerous liberal friends have disapproved of my treatment of those in the Trump Cult. While I treat Trumpers with snark, those friends feel that a better way to deal with such people his through friendly conversations and reasoning. Now that we are into year four of the Trump Cult, […]

Sarcasm has your back

Sarcasm has your back

Marty’s photo of the day #3233: “So Donald Trump has now established that any American can say anything, no matter how dangerous, and claim it was ‘sarcasm’ if it comes back to bite them in the ass. He’s a hoot!” (Long-eared owl, photographed in Montana.)

Hey, Donald Trump gave them the idea!

Hey, Donald Trump gave them the idea!

Marty’s photo of the day #3231: Yesterday was a busy day! Martyman was at the local hospital entertaining patients, and the Republican Jesus was at the bowling alley and nail salon shooting coronavirus. Unfortunately, both are now convinced that they caught COVID-19. Fortunately, they both also saw Donald Trump on the television, getting great ratings […]

Do I use the word “fucking” too much?

Do I use the word “fucking” too much?

Sometimes I wonder if I use the word “fucking” too much in my posts. I don’t fucking think so, but what the fuck, I probably should fucking ask: Do you think I use fucking too fucking much? I mean, it’s a fucking good word with no fucking reason to be offended by it. Even evangelicals […]

Martyman’s National Beer Day announcement

Martyman’s National Beer Day announcement

Martyman asked me to remind you that today is National Beer Day. . . . As if today is different from any other day for him.

It’s safer to kiss the python*

It’s safer to kiss the python*

Marty’s photo of the day #3214: This is me, several years ago, kissing an eleven-foot-long African rock python I caught in Zimbabwe. Last year, if people had to choose between kissing someone who recently returned from a large evangelical church service or kissing an eleven-foot-long python, the vast majority would choose to kiss the evangelical. […]

Martyman is going on a beer run.

Martyman is going on a beer run.

Marty’s photo of the day #3209: My wife and I are well prepared for sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sure, I lost my April college speaking tour and a book-signing and all the press and publicity that goes with those events. Sure, many of the stores that carry Deb’s weaving kits have temporarily […]

Dinosaur Egg

Dinosaur Egg

Marty’s photo of the day #3208: Dinosaur egg, photographed in Spain.

Deer social distancing, not

Deer social distancing, not

Marty’s photo of the day #3206: The deer that hang around my house still haven’t gotten the hang of this social-distancing thing.

Mitch! Is that you?

Mitch! Is that you?

Marty’s photo of the day #3199: I’m not sure what to title this shot: 1) A study in brown 2) Cane toads in Australia 3) Mitch McConnell and his family in the next life

Wrong number!

Wrong number!

Marty’s photo of the day #3198: Phew! I was worried there for a moment. I thought it was ARACHNID-19, but it was only ARACHNID-18. (Photographed in the Amazon rainforest of Peru)

Marty’s photo of the day #3196: If an alligator looks like this, and you aren’t peering through binoculars or a telephoto lens, you are using improper social distancing technique. Please remember to hold all conversations with alligators at a distance of at least fifteen feet. (Photographed in the Everglades)

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