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I'm an artist, an educator, Pastafarian and I write. I also will gamble on just about anything. And I like unusual juxtaposition, but I love my wife...and beer. This blog is observations from a funny old man who gets pissed off every once in a while. Oh, and I mispell alot.

Monday, January 11, 2016

MONDAY #2579


One Of My Very Own…







It's not just Rep Pete Hoekstra [R-MI] who switched sides in the surveillance debate when he discovered that his beloved NSA had been spying on him -- a whole raft of Congressional NSA cheerleaders have followed the path that German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the entire UK Parliament blazed when they learned that, as far as spies were concerned, no one was exempt.




Over There by George M. Cohan – the song that mobilized an entire country.




Xico Crater, Mexico


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Crack in the ground: Great San Francisco earthquake of 1906


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This portrait is made from a single thread wrapped around thousands of nails.


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This is a rare picture of General Robert E. Lee with Traveler, looking tired, muddy & miserable with the weight of the Confederate world on his shoulders.


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Thomas John Dempsey was a great kicker in the NFL, and he had a deformed foot and special blunt-nosed shoe to aid him.

 I hated him, because I'm lack toes intolerant.

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Can you imagine being so flexible that you kick yourself in the face by accident?

Speaking of flexible...

And that reminds me of this...

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An F wouldn’t be such bad grade if the scale went from A to Z. That would be like a ... whatever percent. Sorry, I got a W in math.


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Cytotoxic T cell (red) attacking cancer cell (blue).

 And there are little battles like that happening inside your body every second.

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British newspaper always does a spread on drunk people on New Year's Eve...

Here's an interesting one...
 Yeah, that would be me...

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This exterior corner next to the front door of the local bike shop shows significant wear from the last 30 some years of customers striking it with their pedals.

I notice stuff like that all the time. From the dents on doors at cafes that take their outside tables inside at night, to scoring of wainscoting due to people leaning back in their chairs. Now think about how banged up the arms of wooden chairs would be when everyone wore side arms.

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Antibacterial soap containing triclosan is no better at killing germs during hand-washing than regular soap.


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Half of the US Population


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Bariatric surgery (a procedure that reduces stomach size) for obese adolescents led to significant improvements in weight and weight-related health, including remission of type II diabetes.


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The caption on this said the grandpa is flipping a 87 egg omelet.
 How does anyone come up with using 87 eggs?

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A large study on birth order of siblings showed that first borns typically score slightly higher on IQ tests, but no effects on personality traits were found.


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A huge Lego ball...

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Varying your walking speed burns more calories than walking at a constant pace.


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Art like this is called Assemblages. I love them and own several.

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Ran across this again. The waffles simply could not be made by that waffle iron. So why did they do it that way?

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Arthroscopic knee surgeries have been shown to be no more effective than a fake (or so called Sham) surgery for treating patients with osteoarthritis.


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The Tennessee Highway Patrol is enforcing a "no refusal" traffic safety policy between New Year's Eve and January 4, 2016, in an effort the agency says will reduce the number of fatal crashes. A 2012 state law allows police to force drivers to have blood drawn.


What about self incrimination? 

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This is the shifter for this truck.

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The happiest couples have sex about once per week, and having sex more frequently is not associated with greater happiness. (in that case I ought to be euphoric)


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I could watch stuff like this for hours.

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There is a difference between cooking and making something to eat.


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How clever...
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No one has ever complained about a parachute not opening.
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And award winning photo...

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I wonder how you get those plants to do that.

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Despite getting the same amount of sleep, people who were woken up at night had significantly worse mood the next day than people who went to sleep later but slept through the night.


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A Chinese artist created a ladder to heaven of 1,600 feet in height using fireworks in tribute to his grandmother.


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 Bernie Sanders, 1971.


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I'll just let this speak for itself.

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Ionized bracelets do not reduce symptoms of joint or muscle pain more than placebo (identical-appearing nonionized) bracelets.


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1 comment:

JimR said...

I think you meant to caption Lee with...

This is a rare picture of General Robert E. Lee with Traveler, looking tired, muddy & miserable with the weight of the Confederate world on his shoulders, but still finds the time to take a call from his wife.

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