Summer Swimming Hole

summer-swimming-hole33 (And just for the record, we should be able to swim in all of our lakes, ponds, rivers and streams without the fear of pollution and contamination. Just sayin'... We've gotten used to our water being toxic. And that's not "cool"... So to speak.)


Some Sunday Worship

spinner-dolphins-hawaii_89672_990x742 National Geographic Photo of the Day: "Intelligent Travel" Photograph by Brian Skerry, National Geographic

Spinner dolphins return from foraging to a bay off Oahu, Hawaii. Garrulous and gregarious, spinners gather in groups that can number in the thousands.



Still the best show on Earth.


Some Sunday Worship

Hey, bishes...eagle soaring look at what I can do. Yeah. SIDEWAYS. Get learnt.

THIS! baby elephant Little guy. (be still my beating heart...)

Wildebeest Migration Time-lapse

And THIS little bird Little guy... *big sigh*

Discover the Beluga Whales at Arctic Watch

Nature. Still the Best Show on Earth.

(Images via The Rainforest Site)


Not Just For Them... But, For Us Too...

Unbelievable... She's like a pup. So, so beautiful...

One more reason to recycle that plastic water bottle. So, it doesn't end up in her Living Room.

Or better yet, just get some from the tap.



The Countdown...

It's projected that African forest elephants will be extinct in 20 years...

Please sign this petition to crack down on elephant murders.

After all, if we're anything more than fellow citizens of the planet with them, than possibly stewards. But, certainly not owners...

Silence is compliance.


Nature... Still The Best Show on Earth

Mantas Last Dance from Blue Sphere Media on Vimeo.

Watching that manta... And then watching her... And really contemplating the brilliance involved in evolution... In how we all evolved to fit in our environment, in our climate... Well... I can't wrap my gills around it.


Some Sunday Morning Worship

I. LOVE. This little guy...

So, "Charity Lynn" commented, "This. Was. SOOOO CUTE!! Why is there even 1 dislike on this video? I hope whoever disliked it feels like the worlds biggest jerk. Love this <3"

Charity... May I call you "Charity"? Okay. Cool. I have a feeling anyone who actually dislikes something like this does indeed feel like the world's biggest jerk. That's why they dislike it in the first place.

And that "<3" symbol always reminds me of balls. I know, I know, it's a sideways heart or something, but still.

It's a disagreeable thing to be whipped. ~ William Tecumseh Sherman


For Earth Day, Educate Yourself, Be Informed, and ACT (and don't be "Stupid")

So, shortly after Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" came out, there wasn't much debate. People on both sides of the fence embraced the dire need for conservation. We listened to "scientists" back then. Our "carbon footprint" was all over the mainstream news. Liberals and conservatives alike agreed that we needed to do something and fast. And MOST of the world still believes this. Conservatives in other countries still understand the necessity for action in limiting our pollution.

But here in the States, the spin machine, at the hands of such greedy, short-sighted, narrow-minded shits as the "koch brothers" (among others), have POLLUTED many Americans' minds with the notion that global warming, climate change, (MASS POLLUTION) is nothing to worry about. That the economy is more important than literally the air we breathe and the water we drink.

Rather than taking their immense profits and investing in green energy, which would benefit them as well as everyone else, they've chosen to invest it into propaganda. Propaganda that benefits their financial standing.


And history will not be kind to these assholes. Unfortunately, innocent life (people and all species alike) will suffer their ignorance.

I know I don't really have to explain this to you. And of course, I've talked about this Big, Scary, Mean Smoke Monster before. I'm well aware that the average reader here at "Herculaneum" is informed, educated and bright. I know that I'm preaching to the choir. But, I thought I'd rant a bit (as I do...). So, thank you for letting me. I'll explode if I don't. And that will just add more pollution. Until I decompose... And then, I'll just be food for the soil... You know what... Never mind.

Well, today is Earth Day, as I'm sure you well know. And in the event you aren't aware of some of these films worth watching, I thought I'd pass along their trailers to you.

Fresh water is NOT a commodity. It's a fundamental right for all life.

This one is kind of shaky and the quality is... lacking, but it's hysterical. And frighteningly possible.

And then this one, is pure brilliance...

Utter brilliance. If you haven't seen it, prepare to be humbled by Mother Nature.

So obviously, there's a lot you can do. But, one of the biggest impacts you can have is just cutting your meat consumption. Just by reducing your intake of beef and/or pork, you greatly diminish your carbon footprint. It's not really that good for you anyway. More fruits, nuts and vegetables, bishes...

The earth AND your heart will thank you.

"Yeah, bishes... Quit fuckin' my shit up. Yo... And dang... I think I gots somepin' in my eye... Like,... Southern China... That shit hurts."

(That's suppose to be "Earth" reading us.)

And don't forget to enjoy our home...

It's pretty special.

*** In honor of Earth Day, speak up and out to STOP FRACKING NOW. "Fracking" is DEVASTATING to our environment. Get educated. Get involved. Silence is compliance. *************************************