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Re: IKE Family Picnic

Posted: Wed, Aug 08 2007, 07:58 AM
by chicagokite
hey

update today wont be in store back in thurs and as fare as the air show sun our slot to fly is 10-12 then after 4 if anyone is interested.
Also we are going to have to really limit single lines maybe just to one under 100 foot just so its clear mainly quad and dual.

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Re: IKE Family Picnic

Posted: Wed, Aug 08 2007, 07:33 PM
by Frodos Majik
Krissy will be attending with me. YIPPY!! Should be fun.

Re: IKE Family Picnic

Posted: Wed, Aug 08 2007, 07:33 PM
by Chris
I will be at the airshow Saturday, but still undecided about Sunday.

Re: IKE Family Picnic

Posted: Wed, Aug 08 2007, 08:52 PM
by Knoted4ever
If we have the get-together in October... maybe we should have a Halloween oriented thing. ? :pirate: :jester: :piratecap: :queen: :cowboy: :captain:

Re: IKE Family Picnic

Posted: Thu, Aug 09 2007, 01:27 AM
by Frodos Majik
Sounds good to me...



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but really Tom, that does sound like it could be fun. :up: :jester:

Re: IKE Family Picnic

Posted: Thu, Aug 09 2007, 04:52 PM
by chicagokite
:rotfl :rotfl :rotfl :up:

sounds good

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Re: IKE Family Picnic

Posted: Thu, Aug 09 2007, 09:22 PM
by Knoted4ever
i had a feeling that Ken would like that idea! :mrorange:

Changing one's appearance around October may not be a bad thing at all... we humans are, i think, as a whole, a rather ugly lot (we actually look a lot like naked baby mice) and i bet that other creatures (when they look at us objectively) must really be rather disappointed with what they see! Cephalopods, like cuttlefish squid, for example, can change their brilliant/colorful pigmentation instantly... and use their splendid pigmentation to communicate.

Re: IKE Family Picnic

Posted: Thu, Aug 09 2007, 10:25 PM
by Roxy
Either sounds good to me, but will be in the north woods.

Re: IKE Family Picnic

Posted: Fri, Aug 10 2007, 12:22 AM
by Frodos Majik
Tom you made me :oops: :twisted: but so true!!

By the way I will only be coming up on sunday for the air show. Krissy will be coming with me. Too much driving for both days and the wife can only make it on sunday, family doing on saturday.

Re: IKE Family Picnic

Posted: Fri, Aug 10 2007, 08:41 AM
by Mike
Knoted4ever wrote:... Cephalopods, like cuttlefish squid, for example, can change their brilliant/colorful pigmentation instantly... and use their splendid pigmentation to communicate.

:-D
Sure, those Cephalopods seem all cute and cuddly until.....

From the news:
"Ferocious, pack-feeding jumbo squid have invaded waters off California's central coast and are devouring local fish populations."

and here
" A mysterious sea creature, up to 7 feet long, weighing up to 100 pounds. It hunts in packs of hundreds, flying through the water at 25 mph, changing color. With a parrot-like beak and arms covered with thousands of sharp barbs, it attacks and tries to eat nearly anything it sees, including fish, scuba divers, even its own kind. "

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Hector, be careful when flying your Rev near the ocean.... just when you thought it was safe to fly your kite in the water...

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Re: IKE Family Picnic

Posted: Fri, Aug 10 2007, 11:21 PM
by Knoted4ever
*****"For reasons that still aren't entirely clear, large numbers of the scrappy cephalopods have been steadily expanding their range north, first off San Diego and Los Angeles, where hundreds have washed up on beaches in recent years.

Now they appear to have taken up residence in Monterey Bay, according to a study released Monday by researchers from Stanford University and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) compiled with more than 16 years of underwater video.

"These are aggressive, pugnacious bullies," said Bruce Robison, senior scientist at MBARI, based in Moss Landing. "They are a sight to behold."

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:lol: According to some prominent scientists, cephalopods as either octopus or squid will one day (in the distant future) fill in the niche left by humans after we have gone extinct. Undoubtedly, society will continue to exist with high levels of violence and callous aggression manifesting!... (except, of course, for a few intelligent pacifist/vegetarian forms)!

Re: IKE Family Picnic

Posted: Fri, Nov 09 2007, 10:54 AM
by Mike
Another cephalopod for your enjoyment:
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Re: IKE Family Picnic

Posted: Fri, Nov 09 2007, 08:06 PM
by Frodos Majik
:( :( nothing to see? :( :(

Re: IKE Family Picnic

Posted: Fri, Nov 09 2007, 08:18 PM
by Roxy
Gross!

Re: IKE Family Picnic

Posted: Sat, Nov 10 2007, 05:36 AM
by Mike
Frodos Majik wrote::( :( nothing to see? :( :(

Their server must have taken too big a hit. I linked to a different site. Should be able to see it now.

Roxy, don't worry. We've only ever seen one and it's only an inch long.
Promachoteuthis sulcus is known from a single, small (25 mm ML, sex unknown) but distinctive individual from great depths in the south Atlantic Ocean.

Re: IKE Family Picnic

Posted: Sat, Nov 10 2007, 11:55 AM
by Frodos Majik
KWEL!

Re: IKE Family Picnic

Posted: Sat, Nov 10 2007, 06:02 PM
by Knoted4ever
Grippingly awesome!

They actually, like birds, have beaks... much superior to teeth. None of my parrots require dental work. We humans evolved with some rather crappy hardware (so far anyway). :!:

Re: IKE Family Picnic

Posted: Wed, Jan 30 2008, 08:53 AM
by Mike
We haven't had a cephalopod post in a while. Skip past the bio-luminescence if you want to see the shape changing, color changing wonders of the squiddy world.

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/206

Re: IKE Family Picnic

Posted: Fri, Feb 01 2008, 01:52 PM
by Knoted4ever
Lately there have been some specials on television about various cephalopod kite-like-soaring squid. Humbolt squid have attained a reputation for being very violent and man-eating. Scientists have found, however, that this occurs only in or near the fishing grounds where they are caught and tortured. They are more benevolent and benign in open water areas and never attack man in open (fishing-free) areas. They use muscle-bound chromatophores to change their skin colors and to communicate. We dull human beings are mono-colored and are rather ugly (well... except for a few of us... like Robin Mead -- the morning CNN news talk host).

Re: IKE Family Picnic

Posted: Thu, Aug 14 2008, 06:38 PM
by Mike
continuing our off-topic journey...

Here's a new cephalopod post.
It's a short, cute animated cartoon.

http://area.autodesk.com/movies/the%20a ... tapodi.mov