Today’s Picture, 11/14/13

Gargoyle at the University of Chicago, November 2013

18 Comments on “Today’s Picture, 11/14/13”

  1. Apologies for the missing words and letters:
    That *has* to be…
    But it’s….
    I blame this stupid wireless keyboard which apparently cannot deal with 60 wpm or so. Progress? I think not

  2. janeishly – Writer, editor, Swedish-English and French-English translator. European. Addicted to No Man's Sky and Earl Grey tea (ideally both at once). She/her.

    Nah, what this is is a demonstration of the reaction speed of the average grotesque. He’s reacting (horror/surprise) at the passing of the Great Scalzi before his eyes, about a hundred yards to the left a couple of minutes previously.

  3. We could have used this beastie, gargoyle or grotesque, for the benefit of some our our patrons yesterday. The internet was down, and they were very surly. Hopefully our bandwidth will behave itself today.

  4. Close–I’m pretty sure it’s one of the ones on Cobb Gate–with the little gargoyles (well, they look like gargoyles!) climbing up the peaked roof behind it to the big guy on the summit.

  5. sfnowak – In more interesting times I would have been known as a "Renaissance Man." My interests are many and varied starting with anything to do with my family. I love music and play (or paly at) guitar and saxophone. The kids and I have a room set up with mikes, amps, guitars, keyboard and drums. I love playing with electronics, whether in the music room or on amateur radio. I know enough about computers to be dangerous but not enough to be useful - I even had a computer book published in the '80's but computers kept getting smarter faster than I did. My career has usually revolved around healthcare, although as a Navy Reserve Officer it periodically got interrupted. My last 5 1/2 years in the reserves were spent on active duty - first in command in theatre, then helping the families of those who were deployed "boots on the ground."

    My favorite grotesque is Darth Vader on the National Cathedral in Washington, DC.

  6. PD – Want to know what's going to hit your life without being bogged down in mudslinging? I'm tired of politics, too.

    ha…it’s on a good chunk of the official UChicago merchandise. Brings back some interesting memories. (And yes, it’s the Cobb Gate one. Right off 56th St, directly south of the Regenstein.)

  7. rabbiadar – San Leandro, CA – Rabbi Ruth Adar is a teaching rabbi in San Leandro, CA. She has many hats: rabbi, granny, and ham radio operator K6RAV. She blogs at and teaches at Hamaqom | The Place in Berkeley, CA.

    Yay! Gnarly gargoyle!

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