This is a Lion's Mane Jellyfish. This makes me squirm a little bit. Reportedly the largest jellyfish in the world. They can be found in arctic waters where they have been doing their thing since before dinosaurs. More here. Also, see below.
QUOTABLE QUOTES: Some folks at Yale have come up with a list of the year's top mentionables. At least Romney won something.
STATISTIC OF THE DAY: “If you look at tonnage, 80 percent of the total of all the antibiotics we use in the states is used in meat animals.” I don't know about you but that's just about enough to turn me into a veggiesaur. Get the full, depressing, unhealthy story here. But wait...there's more!
SPEAKING OF A LION'S MANE: This always makes me happy.
WAIT, WHAT? I don't know where to start with this one. The headline? The fact that one of the world's most famous tennis players has purchased all of the Donkey Cheese that will be made next year? The price of said cheese? DONKEY CHEESE? I might need to go heave.
DO YOU KNOW THIS MAN? Aren't you happy you aren't him? Can you believe having to live life like this?
OH CANADA! You so funny.
STOCKING STUFFER OF THE DAY:
PORTRAIT OF THE DAY: Now that I've stopped laughing I need to point out that this is probably NSFW.
UNCLE SAM SCORES SOME BANK: In the process of saving AIG, the United States actually made over twenty-two billion dollars. Crickets from a certain sector of the chattering classes.
CORPORATE TAX DODGERS OF THE DAY: Google - they want your browser history but they don't want to have to pay Uncle Sam for it.
KRAMPUS IS COMING!