Sunday, September 28, 2014

WHO Knows a Lab Like This?

Pardon me  - your camera is disrupting the linear air flow.

That's my granddog, in his Doggles, on a ride in Colorado where my daughter moved after graduation.The eye piece was a great way to shield his eyes from bugs or any other flying debris.

I'm sure I have a number of folks here who watch who are fans of gadgets, inventions and science fiction.

 One of my favorite shows that combines all 3 is Dr. Who from the BBC. If you've never seen the series, or the episode "Blink" go watch it!

There's not much that actually scares me, real life has many more fatal little surprises than TV, but this episode totally drew me in, and gave me  some serious goosebumps. It's the episode (1 of 3 total) with the "weeping angels".

The weeping angels look, to the unaware, like any of the statue angels you see in cemeteries, English gardens, parks.  But they are actually quantum locked humanoids, who, when observed by any other creature (including other  weeping angels) turn to stone, rendering them resistant to harm.  Even looking at one another can do it, so they often hide their faces in their hands, hence the weeping appearance. But if you look away, even blink they are on you faster than you can imagine. They if you see them again, they stop, only mere feet away from you, then. . oh, please. . . try not and blink again.

One minute.

A peaceful angel.

Close your eyes for a second?

They are very very old and deadly assassins.  If they don't kill you by snapping your neck (not particularly quickly), with a touch, you go back in time to die perhaps hundreds of years ago, with full memory of what you left here, never to see again.  They then feed on the potential energy that was your time here, not finished.

So for my Dr. Who fans and my Barkley fans. I'll end this post with Barkley's imitation of a weeping angel  (scroll down slowly).
Don't blink. Don't even blink.
 Blink and you're dead.
Don't look away,
don't turn your head,
 and don't blink. . . . Good luck"
-  The Doctor
You blinked!


  1. ROTFLMAO! My kids are the new Whovians in the house, and know all about weeping angels.

    We all loved Barkley's imitation of an angel.

  2. :) Barkley was such a great guy.

    Your scary angles remind me of Kings Island Halloween Haunt where my son and granddaughter are "scarachters" again this year. It's a cool job: professional makeup and costumes to roam around Kings Island for hours at a time doing Halloween things while making good money.

  3. Blink is the favorite episode for my entire household, so I really appreciate the Weeping Barkley there. :)

  4. That was a great episode. That one and the one with the kid in the gas mask are my mummy's favourites.

  5. Misaki - excellent. There are more stories to be told. Thank you for paw-sing to stop and comment.

  6. This post literally made me laugh out loud for several minutes. Nicely done. I've loved learning about Barkley. Thank you for sharing.


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