Almost 5am, and I am off to Moogfest. Point of departure is the new 7-11 in Manorville, New York. I have a car full of way too much stuff. Goofle Maps saidhour ago. the trip will be 11 hours long if I left an
It’s EarthDay. In my opinion, we should celebrate the Earth every day that we are uopn the Earth (or in orbit around it). Nuff said.
NASA is celebrating EarthDay by asking each of us to step outside wherever we are right now and take a selfie in our location. Post it to instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or Google Plus. They want you to put a note stating your location in the photo with you, in chalk or written in rocks or whatever (I used a file you can download from their website, and pasted it into my picture with Photo Editor). Tag your picture #GlobalSelfie.
In May, NASA will assemle all of the photos into a mosaic of Mother Earth. Pretty cool, ey? Do a google search for “NASA Global Selfie” for more info and links to printable signs.
Happy Earth Day!!
Happy #MisfireMonday! My friend Kim Phillips snapped this today. With great wisdom, she chose to not delete it from my phone. This is extra special good, because I do love the image, and Bons: #ISeeAFace! #facesinplaces #face #aface
PSA - PLEASE READ AND SPREAD HE WORD!!!
IF YOU SEE THIS PLANT AT ALL, DO NOT TOUCH IT!!!
Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is an invasive herb in the carrot family which was originally brought to North America from Asia and has since become established in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Northwest regions of the United States. Giant hogweed grows along streams and rivers and in fields, forests, yards and roadsides, and a giant hogweed plant can reach 14 feet or more in height with compound leaves up to 5 feet in width.Giant Hogweed sap contains toxic chemicals known as Furanocoumarins. When these chemicals come into contact with the skin and are exposed to sunlight, they cause a condition called Phytophotodermatitis, a reddening of the skin often followed by severe blistering and burns. These injuries can last for several months, and even after they have subsided the affected areas of skin can remain sensitive to light for years. Furanocoumarins are also carcinogenic and teratogenic, meaning they can cause cancer and birth defects. The sap can also cause temporary (or even permanent) blindness if introduced into the eyes.
If someone comes into physical contact with Giant Hogweed, the following steps should be taken:
If a reaction occurs, the early application of topical steroids may lessen the severity of the reaction and ease the discomfort. The affected area of skin may remain sensitive to sunlight for a few years, so applying sun block and keeping the affected area shielded from the sun whenever possible are sensible precautions
- Wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and COLD water as soon as possible.
- Keep the exposed area away from sunlight for 48 hours.
- If Hogweed sap gets into the eyes, rinse them with water and wear sunglasses.
- See a doctor if any sign of reaction sets in.PLEASE, DO NOT JUST READ AND SCROLL! THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AND POTENTIALLY LIFE-SAVING INFORMATION!!!
Extra note: if you live in Oregon, New Jersey, Michigan or New York and see one of these, call your state’s department of agriculture to report it, and trained professionals will come kill it before it can produce seeds and spread.
Frankly, if you see one in general, probably call your DOA and see if there’s a program in place.
Do not burn it, because the smoke will give you the same reaction.
If for some ungodly reason there isn’t a professional who can handle it for you (and please, please use a professional), the DOA of New York has [this guide] for how to deal with it yourself.
OH MY FUCK I HAVE THESE IN MY BACKYARD.
Are they serious? Don’t people ever learn? Why did people make me turn off Nusery Cryme by Genesis at all of those parties!!? Spake Peter Gabriel of these plants in 1971, in "The Return of the Giant Hogweed". Thus:
Turn and run!
Nothing can stop them!
Hurry now, we must protect ourselves and find some shelter!
Stamp them out!
We must destroy them!
Around every river and canal their power is growing!
They seem invincible.
They seem immune to all our herbicidal battering!
Yes, in my studies about the rock band Genesis, the stories behind the music revealed that these plants were once brought to England, where they quickly escaped the botanical gardens to which they had been brought, and began to take over the country.
Perhaps there is something helpful in the newspapers of England regarding this subject. In the meantime, if you encounter anybody blasting Nursery Cryme at parties, it would serve you well to listen to the entirety attentively, and absorb the wisdom of those young Masters.