Saturday, January 21, 2017

Weekend Guests

The Mistress has guests and will catch up with you Bitches later.

Have a good weekend!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Filthy Friday - "Piss on it" Edition

You know what I'm talking about, Bitches.

[thanks, Kevin]

January 20, 2017. 

Piss on it.

Wake up and smell the coffee, America because it's happening.

For a helpful 9-step guide on what to do next, visit Cookie.

UPDATE: Thanks to an idea by LX, "Make America Urinate Again" merchandise is now available from The Infomaniac Shopping Network...

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Canadian Discovers Trump Moth

Meet Neopalpa donaldtrumpi: a newly discovered species of twirler moth that’s making headlines...

Images: Vazrick Nazari/AP

The helmet-like cluster of yellow-white scales atop its head, bear a striking resemblance to Donald Trump’s hair.

The moth also has 'unique genitalia' which has never before been seen in a male of a similar species. Its genital 'valvae are strongly curved' with an 'acute tip.’  

Its male genitalia is “comparatively smaller” than the moth’s close relative Neopalpa neonata, according to the study.

The moth's habitat extends from Southern California in the U.S. through Baja California in Mexico. (insert wall-building joke here.)

Dr. Vazrick Nazari is the Canadian evolutionary biologist who made the discovery.

“With the new administration taking office very soon, and the uncertainties about what is going to happen to the [Environmental Protection Agency], I thought perhaps this would be a good opportunity to bring wider attention to the fact that we have so many fragile ecosystems and protected areas in the US that still house undiscovered and undescribed species of plants and animals, and we absolutely need to continue protecting them,” Nazari said.

More details here.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Oh Canada, Eh?

A yearlong, nationwide celebration has begun.

Canada celebrates its 150th birthday on July 1, 2017. The sesquicentennial. Bonus points if you can pronounce it correctly. No, it is NOT pronounced Sasquatch-Centennial!

Why wait until July 1st when we're ready to party now?

You'll be reading more posts about Canada this year than ever before, here on Infomaniac. zzzzzz. Did someone just doze off? Attention, Bitches!

First of all, here's what we here at Infomaniac want to know...

Have you been to Canada and if so, where did you go and how did you like it?

Blue Monday

[via Zenfancy]

The third Monday in January (today) is believed to be the most depressing day of the year, aka "Blue Monday."

Wrong. The most depressing day falls this year on Friday, January 20th, aka Inauguration Day.

Over to you, Ikettes...

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Victoria Reminder

VICTORIA. Tonight on PBS.

If you've forgotten what I'm talking about, click here.

Don't ask me what time. Consult a TV Guide, Bitches.

And don't blame me if you don't enjoy it as much as Downton Abbey but it's all we've got until the next Downton Abbey comes along. Having said that, it's good viewing pleasure, nonetheless.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Reflections on Reading - The Book Challenge Concludes

The Mistress wishes to thank those of you who took part in The 2016 Infomaniac Book Challenge.


This time last year, several of you stated that you wanted to READ MORE BOOKS in 2016. We here at Infomaniac hope we challenged you to do so or at least inspired you to get lost in a book from time to time.

The Mistress read 52 books in 2016; up by only two books from the previous year. However, I'm pleased that I was able to indulge my passion for reading as often as I did.

Of those 52 books,  40 were Non-fiction and 12 were Fiction. I don't know how that works out as far as percentages are concerned but clearly, I have a preference for non-fiction. And of those 40 Non-fiction books, 9 were music-related and 13 were either biographies or autobiographies.

I don't know what these findings say about me. But look at your own reading choices over the past year and note what patterns you find.

There are no plans for a 2017 Book Challenge but we here at Infomaniac will continue to post about what we've been reading, from time to time, and encourage you to share your selections too.

And as the French say, "Bonne lecture!" (Happy reading!)