Watching for Russian Bears

Since the American media seems to think that Russia is the new peril, I figured I should practice stalking bears.

Here’s another angle of the same lake.   Looks suspiciously tranquil, if you ask me.  Plus, alcohol was banned in the area – a classic warning sign of an Islamist conspiracy.  (Another warning sign: I didn’t see any pig roasts within half a mile).

The full size version of both photos is available at my Flickr page here.


8 Responses to Watching for Russian Bears

  1. The Infamous Oregon Lawhobbit August 19, 2008 at 10:34 am #

    Ah, the ever-lovely Lake Bear-be-gone.

  2. Dirk W. Sabin August 19, 2008 at 2:11 pm #

    It is time to set things right in the Congressional Cafeteria and rename that truly awful salad dressing known as “Russian Dressing” …to, lets see….hmmmm, “Democracy Dressing” and make sure nobody back in that kitchen even thinks of putting Red Beet Borscht on the menu.

  3. Jim August 19, 2008 at 9:06 pm #

    Dirk – good idea on the Russian dressing.

    Maybe we could finagle with the ingredients, too.

    Not that I’m suggesting adding offal.

  4. Jean August 20, 2008 at 10:36 pm #

    Jim, actually, I think you were out looking for some fine tobacca to roll up a few stoggies, (and maybe add a little THC boost with it), or even maybe finding an old still and making some fine drinking material.

  5. Marc August 21, 2008 at 10:25 pm #

    I like the first photo – reasonably sharp, great back lighting, nice spectral highlights off the water and minimal lens flare. It reminds me of some of the later Hamm’s beer ads. I don’t think the Campbell-Mithun bear was Russian and he certainly couldn’t have been Muslim.

  6. Jim August 21, 2008 at 10:33 pm #

    Jean – this photo was taken in Maryland, not Virginia, so I would have no faith in either their tobacco or their stills.

  7. Jim August 21, 2008 at 10:35 pm #

    Marc – I’ve never had a photo of mine compared to a beer ad. This is a breakthrough!

    I think the only bears that are Muslim are the ones in western China, but they’re terrorists, or at least that is what the Bush administration says.

  8. Marc August 24, 2008 at 1:14 pm #

    Speaking of tobacco, I planted a couple of dozen seedlings this spring and they’re doing splendidly. I have no idea, however, how to cure or process the leaves. Apparently, it’s (still) legal to grow the plant for your your own use but not to sell the leaves. If you do you’re engaging in a criminal activity.

    I began the horticultural project in response to the people’s (theocratic) state of Wisconsin nearly doubling the price of the tobacco product I prefer by steeply raising the state tax. I think it was a small part of their “during this recession we have no intention of suffering along with you scum working in the private sector” program. The state’s self-serving response to serious economic contraction is usually to bring the tax whip down harder.