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Rodan!

Postby Coondog » 2011 Mar 25 17:18

As long as the radiation doesn't result in a giant green amphibious reptile that breathes fire coming ashore.

I've seen those movies and Tokyo never fares well!

•Godzilla (1954)
•Godzilla Raids Again (1955)
•King Kong Vs. Godzilla (1962)
•Godzilla Vs. Mothra (1964)
•Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)
•Godzilla Vs. Monster Zero (1965)
•Godzilla Vs. the Sea Monster (1966)
•Son of Godzilla (1967)
•Destroy All Monsters (1968)
•Godzilla's Revenge (1969)
•Godzilla Vs. Hedorah (1971)
•Godzilla Vs. Gigan (1972)
•Godzilla Vs. Megalon (1973)
•Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)
•Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)
•Godzilla 1985 (1985)
•Godzilla Vs. Biollante (1989)
•Godzilla Vs. King Ghidorah (1991)
•Godzilla & Mothra: The Battle for Earth (1992)
•Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993)
•Godzilla Vs. Spacegodzilla (1994)
•Godzilla Vs. Destoroyah (1995)
•Godzilla (1998)
•Godzilla 2000: Millennium (2000)
•Godzilla Vs. Megaguirus (2000)
•Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001)
•Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)
•Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003)
•Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)

Then, there's Gorgo

(as the adult creature comes into London)
Mike: Now, is this the mom or the dad?
Tom: I don't know. How do you sex one of these things?
Crow: Well, you put the lights down low, you put on some Barry White...
-Mystery Science Theatre


Well.....that WAS London, but what about RODAN? The fu#!ngs#!z thang can FLY!

Coondog :hiding2:


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Mother Nature ONLY

Postby fangz1956 » 2011 Mar 26 07:15

One more time.....in a new thread. This thread is for Mother Nature ONLY.

NO POLITICS WELCOME IN THIS THREAD!!!!!! This thread is a refuge, a place away from the madness of the rest of this board.

is there anybody here who cannot respect that??

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Re: Mother Nature ONLY

Postby fangz1956 » 2011 Mar 28 09:28

Spring has sprung.......around the world. This slide show is enough to make me want to quit my job and permanently bliss out.

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Re: Mother Nature ONLY

Postby Neck-aint-red » 2011 Mar 30 15:28

Very cool! I've only been to 4 of them.

Among those my favorite was Keukenhof, featuring floral displays on the grandest of scales and the most pleasant of designs. This is not mere fun and games in Holland ... flowers and bulbs are the country's most valuable export.

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PS. I think I'm in love with Bettina Wulff.

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Re: Mother Nature ONLY

Postby fangz1956 » 2011 Mar 31 08:03

Thanks for that link. What a breathtakingly beautiful place!

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Re: Mother Nature ONLY

Postby fangz1956 » 2011 Apr 04 10:27

Spiderweb Phenomenon


America's Unspoiled Oases

The second link has a great slide show. I've been all over this country but haven't seen a lot of these places (I have stood among the giant redwoods........a mind-bending experience.). I think it might be time to plan another trip.....and the possibilities are endless.

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Re: Mother Nature ONLY

Postby Wise One » 2011 Apr 04 11:52

Amazing webs.

I've visited only a third of the parks featured.

Quite by accident we stumbled upon the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park when we were driving through Colorado. We camped there for the night and were absolutely blown away by its magnificence. Most people have never even heard of it. It is not the largest canyon, but to me it impresses the most since it is the deepest in relation to its width. Sunshine seldom if ever reaches the bottom of the canyon, hence its name. I stood on an overhanging outcropping and threw a rock over ... it seemed forever before I head it crash into the river. (You cannot hit the river if you throw a rock off the rim of the Grand Canyon.)

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Re: Mother Nature ONLY

Postby fangz1956 » 2011 Apr 04 12:20

WOW.......what an incredible place. I'll have to add it to my list of Places to See Before I Die.

I'll never forget my trip to the Grand Canyon. We backpacked to the floor and spent the night beside the river. We took two days to hike out...........the rise in altitude will make you weak in the knees when you're carrying a 40 pound pack. The astonishing part of the last day was coming out over the rim, badly sunburned, wearing shorts and tees, and stepping into 30 degree weather and snow! It had been in the neighborhood of 90 degrees when we broke camp that morning, four and a half miles below the rim. You don't grasp that concept of a mile in altitude from the floor to the rim when you're simply standing on either end. You have to hike it to experience the full effect and sheer amazement of it all.

I will say, if you haven't been there........GO! Pictures do not do justice to the natural wonder of these places.


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Re: Mother Nature ONLY

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Postby fangz1956 » 2011 Apr 20 15:02

The Mountain

Amazing time lapse footage of the Milky Way..........absolutely amazing.


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Re: Mother Nature ONLY

Postby Wise One » 2011 Apr 20 16:14

That is a wonderful video.

It displays the beauty of our natural environment, on scales ranging from centimeters to hundreds of parsecs!

Nice music, too.

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Re: Mother Nature ONLY

Postby fangz1956 » 2011 Apr 22 19:30

Mother Earth from Space
In honor of Earth Day 2011, some highly interesting and beautiful shots of Mother Earth from space.
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Re: Mother Nature ONLY

Postby Wise One » 2011 Apr 22 21:12

Beautiful!
(even if the music is not quite up to your earlier high standard)
fangz wrote:... some highly interesting and beautiful shots of Mother Earth from space.

Not quite. Most are photographs of galaxies (extragalactic objects outside our own Milky Way Galaxy). A few of the objects might be planetary nebulae, dust clouds and regions of star formation within our own Galaxy. but they might also be irregular galaxies. I can't quite tell. None have anything to do with Earth.

PS. My apologies! Your caption refers to the hyperlinked Mother Earth from Space, not the YouTube video. I get confuseder and confuseder every day.
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Re: Mother Nature ONLY

Postby fangz1956 » 2011 Apr 23 07:19

I will admit that Enigma (the YouTube video above) is an acquired taste. I discovered them almost a dozen years ago when I first heard their amazing CD The Silence Must Be Heard. To this day, I personally know only one other person that listens to their music.


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Re: Mother Nature ONLY

Postby fangz1956 » 2011 Aug 17 13:16

The Secrets of Winged Architects

Our winged friends are quite the interesting group. Their natural nesting abilities could be a lesson for the rest of us.

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hmmmm...

Postby Crux » 2011 Aug 17 14:42

What might that lesson be?
crux identifies with American Principles. Personal Liberty, Respect and Limited government.
He is a classic liberal, a libertarian at heart, and a conservative in the classical sense...

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Re: Mother Nature ONLY

Postby fangz1956 » 2011 Aug 17 14:46

Well, you have to look at their focus on nurturing their young and propagating their species. None of them actually works solo.....it all comes back to family & community. They work hard to care & provide the essentials of life for their own. Except for that burrowing owl.........he kinda reminds me of a freeloader on the dole.

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What I see is differentiation, and imagination.

Postby Crux » 2011 Aug 17 14:59

I see the care taking and nurturing you see. Nature is a lesson to us.

When I saw the word "TRACT HOUSING" in the title link, then looked at the photos, I thought of the poverty of imagination and the corruption of care taking we as people perpetuate through our good intentions. Like your Owl comment suggests, my mind goes to Federally Built Housing Projects. Has this been a success for the community it "serves"? These are hardly nurturing nests for the young...

So sorry for corrupting this thread with POLITICAL philosophizing... Take those flamingos. They as a community are nesting together. They have that strategy of collective survival. There is no pink on pink violence to contend with, or thugocracy, except perhaps, the safest nests are right in the middle of the pack. "Bullies to the middle!!" :director:
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whatever

Re: Mother Nature ONLY

Postby whatever » 2011 Sep 23 21:46

just mother nature's way of thinning out the population...and more to come :razz:

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Re: Mother Nature ONLY

Postby fangz1956 » 2012 May 25 08:10

Ever looked at someone and thought "the wheel is turning but the hamster is dead"?