If you, your relatives, your friends, or ancestors had to wear this get-up: my profound apologies and I pray reparations were made.

Chonky boi of Houthavens again this morning in the hotel lobby as I left for my pre-dawn walk (mind that dawn is late up here so I’m not flexing on virtue.)

More cats of Amsterdam: this chonky boi was resting on Cyn’s mobility scooter this morning. The hotel staff say he lives in one of the boats on the quay but likes the hotel lobby.

I’ve been looking forward to seeing the Great Nebula in Orion through my own telescope. Tonight I’m seeing it.

Betelgeuse, be your best self and leave us human astronomers guessing what you are up to.

Happy, merry holidays.

ETA: There may be some image rotation issues when posting from Android.

Following up on Mallory’s thread on abuse of tags: the attached post from a BJP member proclaiming that she supports Courtney Millan; the attached poster is for a rally in support of the BJP’s racist anti-Muslim law. twitter.com/Chican3ry/status/1

In spite of the horrors of the world, there are wonders still.

Image: NASA, ESA, and D. Jewitt (UCLA) apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap191214.ht

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