Friday, September 07, 2007

A couple things

First off today is one of my favorite days of the year. It's the first day of the Vintage Cup in Watkins Glen. Its an awesome event with a couple hundred vintage race cars lined up in downtown Watkins which is a cool little town thats able to stay a cool little town because of the money from the track. The best part is when the race cars fire up and do a couple parade laps around the original track. If your ever in Watkins have someone show you how to drive the old track because you will have a whole new appreciation for how insane drivers were back in the day. The highlight of this is when the cars come thundering back into town. It's not everyday you see GT40's and Jags ripping down the main street of a small town. Unfortunately after an incident last year where a passenger didn't think it was nessicary to hold on when riding in a race car with no seat belts or doors they will probably keep things pretty calm. In the past it was always a parade lap but they let the cars open up a little, they screwed around, not bad not dangerous but fun was had. I mean if you jump on it a little in a big block Vette to the crowds delight it doesn't take long at all before your going a bit faster than might be prudent, its great. Oh and the best part is its right in town so its free, kinda has to be.

The other thing is just random. Moray Eels have two jaws, think H.R. Geiger/ Aliens and your on the right path.a second jaw in their throat to help drag food into their mouths. Gnarly.


Rob the Granola Guy said...

I think Linda Lovelace has a jaw structure similar to that.

Kilgore Trout said...

Thats funny, in the original Pharyngula post one of the first comments was how this was like aliens, then they asked if there were any creatures with acid blood. To which someone replied Ann Coulter?