Mr. Tea's Top 10 Badass Phenomena

bruno

est malade
in other news, naked mole rats feel no pain due to acid.

20111216123903.jpg
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Just had an enthused conversation about Weddell Seals. Specifically that they sound like the Forbidden Planet soundtrack dubbed out by Scratch Perry, without needing anything so downright soft as a recording studio or an echo box to help them.

I was sure there'd been some chat about them on dissensus, but can't find anything now. Here's a clip from Herzog's documentary where he went to Antarctica. The shots of the scientists lying on the ice are just great.

<object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/OlrcbKlW4Tw&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xd0d0d0&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/OlrcbKlW4Tw&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xd0d0d0&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" width="640" height="385"></embed></object>

There are some other really long, equally amazing sound samples in a blog post I did earlier in the year.

I made the following as a joint tribute to Delia Derbyshire and Weddell seals:

 

HMGovt

Bamber Clatscoigne
HOLY SMOKING TOLEDO

Note the shockfront causing new cloud formations and enormous splashdowns from ejecta between ship and shore.

Also, I learnt today that when Krakatoa went off it most likely blasted away the sea leaving bare seabed and a void that took half an hour to fill...

 
Top