August 10, 2011

The mysterious orange goo found in Alaska is... eggs!

But what creature's eggs, we don't know.
The eggs were found on at least one roof and in buckets set all over the village to collect rain water. City Councilwoman Frances Douglas said the gooey, slimy substance was widely spread in streaks along the Wulik River and the lagoon, which is a half mile wide and six miles long. Orangey water was reported from as far away as the village of Buckland, 150 miles southeast of Kivalina....

Even village elders don't recall anything like it, said Douglas, who has lived all her 44 years in Kivalina. She remembers temperatures were colder in her childhood, gradually rising over the years. She wonders if that has anything to do with the invasion of the eggs.

"With climate change, anything can happen, I guess," she said.
No, I think it sounds more like aliens. Come on. You're the one that said invasion. Unless! Unless! Aliens are causing climate change!

40 comments:

Henry said...

My son found blue goo in our yard last night. It was play doh.

Yeah, I blame climate change. What's with all the rain in our yard this week?

ndspinelli said...

Over easy please, w/ corned beef hash and rye toast.

Carol_Herman said...

Eggs? What happened to the shells? When only yolks plop ... it's bad news for comedians.

Scott M said...

9 months from now, there will be a ash of kids born. They will all have silver-white hair and will pretty much be John Carpenters last good work.

Chip S. said...

Aliens are causing climate change!

Surely it's the other way around.

In either case, I for one welcome our oviparous overlords.

Christy said...

Incubate them!

Hmm. Any meteorite sightings the night before? I like the alien spawn theory. Anybody read McCafferty's Pern series? Every so many decades flaming (orange, maybe?) thread falls from the sky and destroys all it hits.

Chip S. said...

@ScottM--Nice attempted misdirection. From the color of those eggs, I think we know what I've suspected all along: Gingers are aliens.

Fred4Pres said...

I have lived on salmon and salmon berries, having run out of money in Alaska (it was 4th of July weekend and the banks were closed and I did not have an ATM card). I had a mountain bike, packs, tent and fishing poles and gear. I fished on the bank and caught pinks and silvers one after another. I threw them up on the bank and some bald eagles came down and took a couple. I then started trading salmon to various snowbirds in their RVs. They adopted me and enjoyed the salmon I brought them. They treated me with deserts, wine and beer.

It was a very symbiotic relationship.

I have no idea what those eggs are, but maybe the Japanese like them. We should ask.

edutcher said...

ScottM was close.

Actually, Sarah Palin is spawning. She will produce a whole new generation of voters who will sweep her into office in 2012.

You heard it here first.

Joe said...

(The Uncredentialed, Crypto Jew)


Alien egs, huh? For Yhwh’s Sake, don’t let John Hurt get near them….

Nonapod said...

My guess is they're eggs from some kind of Cnidaria (jellyfish, anemones).

Scott M said...

Gingers are aliens.

I don't have the clearance to either confirm nor deny that accusation.

Fred4Pres said...

Actually, Sarah Palin is spawning.

If only these eggs would float up on the beaches of P-Town. Andrew Sullivan's head would explode.

Ann Althouse said...

" I threw them up on the bank and some bald eagles came down and took a couple."

One time, on campus, I saw a bunch of birds feasting on something in the snow. They were really relishing something there. I walked over to see. It was vomit. I realized that for the birds, it was like the food bits had been marinated or it was a throwback to the comfort food of childhood (regurgitated from mother's mouth).

So I know what you mean.

Ann Althouse said...

Actually, Fred, that sounds like such a cool experience. I'm envious! That's the way we should live.

purplepenquin said...

Aliens are causing climate change!

Illegal Immigrants get blamed for almost everything else wrong in America...why not that too?

urpower said...

Climate change is getting bad. This morning it was sunny and now it's a bit overcast. I'm getting super concerned about these sun flares too. Sun warming is an inconvenient truth. We need to cool that MF down. Pass some laws.

Chip S. said...

That's the way we should live.

Barter? Don't worry, we're heading there.

Hoosier Daddy said...

"...Illegal Immigrants get blamed for almost everything else wrong in America..."

I just blame them for being here illegally. Everything else that's wrong with America is liberal's fault.

policraticus said...

Aliens are causing climate change!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115571/

Hoosier Daddy said...

"...That's the way we should live..."

Oh please...

Not too many of those chic cafes are going to serve you in exchange for some con law trivia.

Christy said...

I once became sick while snorkeling in rough water around a ship wreck. I was instantly surrounded, up close and personal, by fish eating my vomit. Which made me vomit more. Don't think the fish had fond memories of Mom and Dad's regurgitated breakfasts. I'm now a fair weather snorkeler.

Mary Beth said...

How did the eggs get on a roof? A bird who thought they might be tasty but decided they weren't?

I'm more bothered by the idea of collecting rainwater. I'm too spoiled to live somewhere without piped in water and sewers.

TWM said...

I don't like orange eggs and ham . . .

rhhardin said...

Rains of frogs were not easy to explain at first, either.

Strelnikov said...

It's funny how, in regard to "climate change" only, people's childhood memories are always taken at face value: "The leaves seemed brighter colors in the fall, when I was a kid." "The water was colder, when I was a kid." "The weather now is weird, not like when I was a kid." These people will believe anything.

Mary Beth said...

When I was in Monterey we went down to the pier. The water was unusually calm and there were lots and lots of jelly fish. I overheard a mother telling her young child that it was because of global warming.

The waves picked up and they were all gone. The jelly fish, not the global warming people.

ndspinelli said...

"Food bits that have been marinated" but not in a nice lemon,basil,olive oil marinade..marinated in Bile!!!

Ann Althouse said...

"How did the eggs get on a roof?"

Aliens.

Ann Althouse said...

""Food bits that have been marinated" but not in a nice lemon,basil,olive oil marinade..marinated in Bile!!!"

Same concept of pre-digestion by breaking the food down with acid.

MayBee said...

I've never before heard of salmon berries, but now have heard them mentioned twice today.

First in the story of a woman who fell while hiking. She broke her leg but managed to stay alive eating salmon berries and drinking river water.

And Fred's story.

Weird.

viator said...

That is certainly a first. Yellow egg goo caused by climate change!
Human bullshit quotient increased by climate change.

James said...

Aliens Cause Global Warming by Michael Crichton:
http://stephenschneider.stanford.edu/Publications/PDF_Papers/Crichton2003.pdf

Lincolntf said...

Obviously the product of the rare yet deadly flying horseshoe crab, those eggs should been gathered up and sold as a super-potent Asian sexual aid.

n.n said...

How long did it take the "journalist" to find someone who would blame "climate change"?

Well, come to Utah, where we are enjoying temperatures at the recorded average, with a few degrees variance.

Apparently, the sun is acting unpredictably, and the greenhouse gases (e.g., CO2) are failing to enhance energy conversion; or, given that the system (terrestrial and extra-) remains uncharacterized, nonlinear, and likely chaotic, there may be other contributing factors to the climate variations we have noticed, including unpredicted natural variations.

While there is observational data of regional changes in weather patterns, there is no conclusive evidence of inter-regional dependence, let alone a global climate change. Even worse, it has been observed that the virtual evidence (i.e., models) are failing to predict transitional thermodynamics (e.g., thermal exchange) and other characteristics of the Earth system.

Is it just me, or does the AGW/AGCC/"climate disruption" agenda resemble an Enron 2.0 (i.e., managed energy with a new and improved revenue stream for governments)?

Joe said...

They may be manbearpig eggs.

gutless said...

I only wish I'd have been there.

Seven Machos said...

I remember very specifically, when I was a kid, that it would warm up a bit every single January, and snow would melt, and as a kid I would think spring wouldn't be far off. Then, blam! February.

Now, of course, such winter warming is evidence of a global disaster.

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Pastafarian said...

"Aliens are causing climate change!"

They Live. We sleep. Want to borrow my sunglasses?