This is a bat detector. It detects sounds emitted at frequencies inaudible to the human ear and translates them into sounds we can hear. This evening we detected and saw about half a dozen common pipistrelle bats. If you see a bird flying at night, it’s a bat (unless it’s an owl*).
*We’re pretty sure there aren’t any other nocturnal birds in the UK, but please do correct us if we’re wrong.
Thank god who made a singularly imperfect world in order that people might work off their superfluous energy in order to straighten it.
I know my soul hath power to know all things,
Yet she is blind and ignorant in all:
I know I’m one of Nature’s little kings,
Yet to the least and vilest things am thrall.
I know my life ‘s a pain and but a span;
I know my sense is mock’d in everything;
And, to conclude, I know myself a Man—
Which is a proud and yet a wretched thing.
Look, just play along with it
THERE now, that wasn’t so bad was it?
We’ve got no idea where this comes from. Cow-in-a-wig is just a random reaction GIF, come unmoored from whatever originally created it. An ad for milk? A Russian sitcom? A desperate cry for help?
Anyway, we liked it so…
Last Week Tonight got Right Said Fred to record a special version of ‘I’m Too Sexy’ for Bashar al-Assad, because it turns out it’s on his playlist. I don’t understand why my Facebook wall isn’t full of people talking about how awesome John Oliver is all the time.