This is Ash Vickers‘ wonderful tribute to Harold Ramis [obituary]. He writes:

So Long, Egon.

To those who are asking, No, I don’t think the Ghostbusters would trap Egon and shove him in with all the other malicious ghosts.  I think Egon would want to know what it’s like to be in the trap in the interests of science.  The caption on this might as well be “No guys…. It’s fine! I’ll be fine.  I’ll see you soon!”

I drew this as a tribute to Harold Ramis, or as I first came to know him, Egon Spengler.  RIP, Harold. You will be missed.

Brian made this for me!!

I love these intros so much! I remember how excited I was to find that the illustrator had also done plates for a certain favorite children’s (although upon later reading, maybe not entirely appropriate for children) mystery book series…





Stephen Merchant, Joseph Gordon Levitt, and Jimmy Fallon. Amazing.

Really upset I can’t get this in the states.

via Eric

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Taken by Reddit user hayloo who said, “Saw this storm while flying into Denver”:

hayloo: Saw this storm while flying into Denver

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Well, maybe not quite this megalomaniacal.

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Slowly but surely! Here’s one of Eric and me from our first full day, and second hike of the trip. We did the whole Devil’s Garden loop. I think it took something like 4.5 hours.

me and eric

Man, I miss that hat.

Full set here

Except for the inaccuracies surrounding the pronunciation of ‘tulaberries’ and what series they were in, and where that series took place, this animated version of Badger’s speech on last night’s ‘Breaking Bad’ is pretty great.

be sure to rollover ‘notes’ to see photo captions!

A month away from Boulder: back home to Illinois then San Diego Comic-Con, LA, Emma & Robbie’s wedding near Placerville, the Bay Area.

File this one under “oh dear god no.”

Bored of being in a dark room, she flips on the light, opens the door and bails.

This particular episode takes place at 1am. We were startled out of bed by a loud THWAP! Making sure there were no zombies, I put her back in the room, and set up the camera.

This is why we keep doors locked with her around. We don't need her harassing the neighbors.

To answer some commonly seen questions… No, there is nobody else in the room with her. Nobody propped her up. She learned how to open doors years ago of her own accord, and continued to do so.

via Jenner on Vimeo via Buzzfeed

Too lazy to dig out the images in this, but this photo essay about walled cities is really incredible. The Dutch!

Eric sent me this to cheer me up. I laughed out loud. Really loud.

“Two Chips” / An Animated Short from Adam Patch

Bay Of Biscay In Bloom // NASA GSFC

When conditions are just right in the Bay of Biscay, the body of water nestled in the elbow crook between western France and northern Spain, huge blooms of phytoplankton begin to emerge. The marine microorganisms live in the bay all year, but in the spring, the combination of more sunlight, warmer waters and an influx of nutrients carried by ocean currents and freshwater rivers swollen with melted snow creates explosive blooms–those multi-colored swirls in the water.

The massive population explosion is big enough to see from space, and NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) earlier this month. The blooms usually die down by May, so this might be one of the last swirly-marine-life photos we get this year.

via NASA via Popular Science