Monday, February 27, 2006

Scary


This weekend I heard a very informative speech on the

Goblin Shark!!!!


In the words of the speech giver, "That thing is ridiculous." I must agree. Complete with snout and protrusible jaw, Tenguzame, as it's known in Japan, is certainly a work of underwater art...you know, the kind that I would do.

Thank you Gabe for adding to my library of useless knowledge.

21 Comments:

At 2/27/2006 11:05 AM, Blogger Angela said...

It took 2 and a half weeks and THIS is what you come up with?

 
At 2/27/2006 7:43 PM, Blogger Andrea said...

NO KIDDING! I'm with ya, angela. Come on Nate...where's the gold???

 
At 2/27/2006 8:43 PM, Blogger T said...

yeah, gimme a break!!! I hate fish! You know that... gimme a real prize before I REALLY start to protest!

 
At 2/28/2006 8:22 AM, Blogger Andrea said...

/begins the "Ice Ice Baby" song which is REALLY the David Bowie "Pressure" song which is the actual song I am trying to immitate....

ding ding-ding ding ding-ding-ding DING

PRESSURE...

 
At 2/28/2006 11:41 AM, Blogger Andrea said...

Actually, the more I look at that picture, it really is fascinating...

 
At 2/28/2006 6:22 PM, Anonymous momzie said...

In defense of the best son-in-law in the world....Gabe's speech was hilarious and the shark is fascinating and selfless Nate is passing on valuable information. Where else would you have ever learned that this creature exists?
Once again Nate provides educational opportunity to the masses. Let's hear a little appreciation.

 
At 2/28/2006 7:08 PM, Blogger Rev60 said...

Great post man. Sorry no one else recognizes your genius. In a world of business and stress, BRING ON THE USELESS FACTS BABY!

 
At 3/01/2006 9:30 AM, Blogger Angela said...

Actually, the "Under Pressure" song was by Queen. Ooh, that's my piece of useless knowledge for the day!

 
At 3/01/2006 9:35 AM, Blogger Q-Tip said...

I am ever so proud of that sponge of a mind that you have for useless facts.....however......if I remember, you were ragging on everyone about dissing your blog...hence the "blog of Thunder" appeared.....has it now become the "blog of blunder"????? SHOW ME THE SONG! (any little ditty will do)

 
At 3/01/2006 4:32 PM, Blogger T said...

yeah.......... SHOW ME THE SONG!!

by the way, momzie, what will you do when you actually get another son in law? oh will he ever feel slighted when the favorite always gets the attention... :)

 
At 3/01/2006 4:33 PM, Blogger T said...

oh one last thing! I can't believe how many comments you have on this blog entry! I write meaningful things and get NO COMMENTS .......!! Come on ... who doesn't want to comment on the meaning of the word (fill in the blank)?????

 
At 3/02/2006 6:33 AM, Blogger iridium said...

LOL! I can do another song...but that's not T's prize.

 
At 3/02/2006 6:41 AM, Blogger iridium said...

Oh, and David Bowie wrote Under Pressure along with Mercury. So you both can be right I guess.

Wiki wiki wiki!

Look under the section on the 80s.

 
At 3/02/2006 7:13 AM, Blogger iridium said...

I guess to be absolutely technically correct on the whole "Under Pressure" blah blah blah...I should have said Bowie and Queen, not Bowie and Mercury.

So, the final word on it is:

Credits for Under Pressure:
Original song performed by David Bowie and Queen.

Written by David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor, John Deacon and Brian May.

Produced by David Bowie and Queen.


Plus, I just wanted to add one more comment to this blog to tick T off. hehehe

 
At 3/02/2006 10:12 AM, Blogger Angela said...

Ooh, it's nice that we're both right. Makes me feel good inside.

 
At 3/07/2006 9:51 AM, Blogger Adonai Jedi said...

Here's the skinny on Under Pressure:
John Deacon (Queen's bass player) came up with the riff. The music had been written and Queen were in the studio recording their album. David Bowie also happened to be there and they spent time hanging in the lounges togther. Mercury asked Bowie to come in as they hadn;t established the vocal melody line yet. They both did improvisational takes over the music using mainly scat type techiques - just to nail the melody. Much of Freddie's original take ended up in the song (de-da-da-day). Queen composited a melody togther from Freddie and David's vocal improv's and did te lead vocal from that. SO, the music and arrangement of the song are all Queen. The vocal is mostly Mercury with bit's of Bowies improv as well.

More useless knowledge. God save the Queen.

 
At 3/07/2006 10:16 AM, Blogger Angela said...

Too smart for your own good.

 
At 3/07/2006 5:45 PM, Blogger T said...

let's stop encouraging him on these useless entries!! I WANT MY PRIZE!!!

 
At 3/07/2006 5:45 PM, Blogger T said...

sorry Gabe, no offense, I'm sure your speech was very smart.

 
At 3/08/2006 2:12 PM, Blogger Andrea said...

This shark is getting REALLY irritating. Come on, Nate. You're home sick and probably bored...just make a new post!

 
At 3/08/2006 8:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nate, Luke is writing a speech about the praying mantis...

Get well soon.

 

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