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The safer of the two

The safer of the two

Marty’s photo of the day #3703: I love alligators and hope to return to the Everglades in the future to spend more time with them. Hey, at this moment spending time with a Florida alligator is a hell of a lot safer than spending time with a Florida anti-vaxxer.

Crazy-ass Montana

Crazy-ass Montana

Montana is a great place to live if you enjoy wilderness and wildlife, but it’s a scary place to live if you enjoy science and human rights. This is especially the case now that Republicans dominate the legislature and state-wide offices. Not to be outdone by Florida or Texas for crazy-ass shit, Montana is now […]

Viceroy Butterfly

Viceroy Butterfly

Marty’s photo of the day #3463: I enjoy photographing butterflies. They’re a challenge to photograph, but with patience one can usually be successful. This is a viceroy butterfly, which is a mimic of the monarch butterfly. (Photographed in Florida)

Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane

Marty’s photo of the day #3345: Sandhill crane, photographed in Florida.

Gopher tortoise

Gopher tortoise

Marty’s photo of the day #3330: Gopher tortoise, photographed in Florida.

Don’t worry little guy!

Don’t worry little guy!

Marty’s photo of the day #3241: This is a gopher tortoise, hanging out in his Florida burrow. “Don’t worry little guy! This will all be over soon. . . . Like on November 3rd.”

All you can eat!

All you can eat!

Marty’s photo of the day #2703: “I’m tellin’ ya. A blue wave is coming through here in less than a week. Just be patient. In its wake, we’ll have all the rotten right-wing we can eat!” (Black vultures, photographed in Florida)

Occam’s razor solves the pipe bomb case!

Occam’s razor solves the pipe bomb case!

While the FBI tries to figure out who mailed the pipe bombs to Democrats, I will solve the case for them, using Occam’s razor (when presented with competing hypotheses to solve a problem, one should select the solution with the fewest assumptions).   Let’s examine the obvious clues:   1) The recipients were on Donald […]

Gopher Tortoise

Gopher Tortoise

Marty’s photo of the day #2570: A determined gopher tortoise. Photographed in Florida.

The real tortoise and the hare

The real tortoise and the hare

Marty’s photo of the day #2485: Little did the tortoise know: the hare had passed the finish line hours ago. (Gopher tortoise, photographed in Florida)

Is it safe to come out yet?

Is it safe to come out yet?

Marty’s photo of the day #2207: “The orange lunatic is STILL president? Let me know when it’s safe to come out.”   (Gopher tortoise, photographed in Florida)

Martyman cleans up his act

Martyman cleans up his act

Marty’s photo of the day #2146: If you remember where we left off yesterday, Martyman had taken a terrible fall and broken off both of his legs. Fortunately, years ago, I bought a backup body, should something ever happen to the original. As long as we were starting with a new Martyman body, I decided […]

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