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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.

Thursday, March 17, 2016


One Of My Very Own…


 I will repeat, how is that man still alive?

 I think he just ran out of money.

A couple of T-shirts...

Do you know how lucky us humans are that our hands reach out assholes. Without that ability we would have to drag our ass across the carpet to wipe our ass, like a dog.

My favorite organism.
The tardigrade's space-surviving ability is the result of a strange response they've evolved to overcome an earthly life-threatening problem: a water shortage.
What say you Professor Bruce?

I’ve talked to men who had been in the navy, and they say that it was a real treat when the boat stopped and they were allowed to go swimming.
One guy said how surreal it was to visualize that there were literally miles of ocean below him as he frolicked on the surface.

It was written that these were installed not for the children, but for the man’s wife.
CDC Releases US Death Statistics, Liberal Media Not Thrilled:
Car accidents? 33,000
Accidental poisonings? 38,000
Accidental gun deaths? 505
No one’s saying guns are good or bad, all this report is saying is that maybe its time the media stops using accidental gun deaths as a flagpole for their argument against gun ownership.



Here’s the guy who stole the keys.

And here’s the woman who killed her husband with a hairball.
Yep, pretty much what we all expected.

I will remind my readers that in some states “Hand Fishing” is illegal.
But what could be more basic, primal even…and fair?

This is a note I put on my gate when I’m going to be away awhile.


This is part of the stadium where my Gamecocks play.

Off to the left, do you see those red things?

They are called a Cock-a-boos.

When the railroad companies switched to electronic devices on the rear of the last car to switch track, etc, there were thousands upon thousands of cabooses there were to be turned into scrap metal. You could buy one for just a few dollar more than scrap rates and some men in my city did just that, then they ringed the stadium with them and rented them out for tailgate parties and made a fortune.

When the caboose supply dried up, they bought other obsolete cars and now everywhere you look within two miles of the stadium you can spot one.
I think what made that possible was the fact that the stadium is in an industrial area with a shitload of preexisting rail lines.
I hate fake. These are plastic fake bricks used as a crosswalk on the campus of USC.

I keep an eye on some of my older installations.
Some are left unmolested due to the fact that there is little to no pedestrian traffic.

Other’s because they are in the middle of nowhere.

But there is this one…the longevity champion, despite being in a heavily pedestrian area on a busy street.
I credit its survival on several factors. First, it is the second installation in the exact same spot. But it is in an area of rather fluent apartments. I think (or like to think) that the first packet was taken out of curiosity and found to be interesting enough to share around the pool with his fellow apartment dwellers. Their curiosity sated and they simply didn’t need the money. Works for me.

Well, this is kind of creepy.

Speaking of creepy…
That is the only parasite that mimics a host’s body part, in the case the fish’s tongue.
Father of the year…
Is it murder or suicide? You decide.
It was deduced that it was murder because she was shot in the left side of the head, but the gun is in her right hand. But couldn't she have just turned away from the mirror prior to the deed?

Remember this?
My local DMV used to be a nightmare. You wait in a line for an hour only to be told you are in the wrong line. Then you wait in the correct line only to be told you lack one piece of paperwork. This happened over and over.

Then they did something very smart. They set up a little counter at the entrance where you told the lady what you wanted to do. She quickly checks your paperwork and you are sent to the correct location. Now most people are in and out within 20 minutes.

I guess it’s time for another painted lady…

Life is more than burritos and strippers, my friend.

Not a Gif


I had several more of these gifs, but they wouldn’t load.

What a wonderful idea....
…for my wife.
Examples include: A piece of rare lapis lazuli stone from quarries in Afghanistan, secretions from on ocean-dwelling snail Bolinus brandaris, dried bodies of tiny insects Coccus ilicis, and a ball of “Indian yellow” made from the urine of cows fed only on mango leaves.

Think this guy is weird?
All he has to do is scramble a couple of eggs and he’s got breakfast.

I once wrote about seeing one of these in action. I stopped my car, mouth agape. It was trimming trees in a dead straight line, and some of the limbs were almost a foot across.

Here’s what it looks like on the ground.
When a reader falls in love with a book, it leaves its essence inside him, like radioactive fallout in an arable field, and after that there are certain crops that will no longer grow in him, while other, stranger, more fantastic growths may occasionally be produced.

-      Salman Rushdie
One of my bartenders told me she shaves it every day…EVERY DAY!

People From the 1910s Thought Movies Were Ruining Civilization.

Their main complaint?
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
We all know that superstition is rampant in sports.
But did you know it begins spontaneously in very young children without prompting?
When winning makes you act like a little white girl.
I think that was the final hail mary to the end zone with no time on the clock.


Anonymous said...

Marijuana replacing drugs...yes it is true that it can have a therapeutic effect similar to many of the drugs listed...anti-anxiety (Xanax), analgesic (Vicodin), hypnotic (Ambien), antidepressant (Zoloft). I would argue against ADHD (Adderall). It has also been shown to have anti-seizure and antispasmodic effects. Clinical trial data is not conclusive for these.

However, the main problem is "dosing". How would you dose it for antidepressant use but keep from getting tired? Same thing with anxiety. given the variability in potency from one batch to the next as well as from one "strain" to another, dosing would be a major issue. Another problem is safety. While we have a lot of anecdotal evidence that marijuana is relatively safe, it is not know what the long term effects are when used therapeutically as a drug...again..clinical trials need to do some catching up.

Interestingly, the central nervous system as well as immune cells and other tissues are rather abundant in cannabinoid receptors...CB1, CB2, etc. Synthetic drugs that affect these receptors have been under investigation for quite some time, ones that activate the receptor as well as ones which inactivate (antagonize) the receptor. I believe there was an antagonist in development for obesity (makes sense right?...smoking pot causes the munchies...block the body's ability to activate the receptors may decrease hunger).

In summary, its a area of research that is under intense investigation. While there is some benefit to smoking it, the dosing is a major problem for most disease states. some extracts of marijuana, such as cannabidiol, are being produced in known concentrations for reliable dosing. this may be the direction things are heading.

Ralph Henry said...

Thank you very much for that information. See you soon.

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