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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.

Saturday, November 19, 2016


One Of My Very Own…

EMAIL: ralph.henry.at.folio.olio@gmail.com

I has begun.

A smart guy straightened me out on bird knees.

Those aren't knees, they are ankles.

Yellowstone National Park recently reported the tragic details of an accident last summer, where a 23 year old man dissolved after an illegal attempt to bathe in Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park. He had gone 200 yards past the legal tourism area with his sister, who was recording on her cell phone when the incident happened. Luckily, that video has not been released.

Finally a Mannequin Challenge worth watching...

On Halloween I let kids decide between raisins and a toothbrush so they know what we're going through with this election.

I like this guy's attitude...

You are not being a bigot when you point out the shortcomings of another culture.

You say who are we to impose our standards on them? I say, just ask the young girls if they want to be married to a man old enough to be her grandfather. So simple. Ask the victim.


I learned a new phrase and apparently, I am the only person in the western hemisphere that didn't know it already.

Example: "She's got a nice body, but her face..."


Black people have been abused for a long, long time.

There are so many examples of that abuse there is no need to just make shit up.

During the riots of 1983, it was not bombs that burned down their neighborhoods. I watched it live.

Elon musk does it again.

That is so close to my idea of making them 4'x8' and letting the replace the 34" plywood base. So close.
If you want some info about the roof: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMrantzEYC8

Igor Sikorsky at the controls of an R-5 helicopter, ca.1945

This is called "Memphis Furniture" and it's pretty clear what that entails...

In Texas, if you make 1.5 pounds of brownies with a bit of pot in them, the law considers it to be as much of a crime as having 1.5 pounds of heroin. They count the egg, mix, flour, nuts, etc in the weight. You could go to jail for life.

Lawyers sing a song about why it's a terrible idea to make pot brownies in Texas, and it was pretty damn good.


St. Peter's Statue

St. Peter's Statue in St. Peter's Basilica was built by Arnolfo di Cambio over 800 years ago and his toes have been worn down by centuries by visitors having touched and kissed them while offering up prayer and asking for blessing from St. Peter.

The Crotch Grab

The crotch grab goes back at least to the pre-Christian Roman era and is closely associated with another superstition called the "evil eye"—the belief that a covetous person can harm you, your children, or your possessions by gazing at you. Cultural anthropologists conjecture that men would try to block such pernicious beams by shielding their genitals, thus protecting their most valued asset: the future fruit of their loins.

H. (with a period) was a very strange movie I watched.
The cinematography was very good.

Then the subtitles describing the music had gems like this...

They had strange stuff for no apparent reason, like this woman speaking through a loud computer voice with a microphone held to her voice box.

Anyway, if you can suspend all need for logic, you will enjoy this film.

These have been out for a while...

Artist Mark Jenkins' Has Some New Sculptural Street Installations
Mixes The Everyday with with a touch of the absurd.

Notice that he uses a sense of peril in most of his stuff.

The Mississippi Watershed has a drainage basin of 3.2 million square kilometers.

To old friends and dead friends, may the two never meet.


Apparently "will work for food" doesn't involve hunting.


I will repeat: There are so many similarities in what we know about super massive black holes and the singularity that gave us the big bang that they both must be involved in the creation of universes.

Artist Dave Pollot is back with a new series of old thrift store paintings that he has added pop culture characters to.

I had a friend in college in 1974 who did something very similar.

Read a survey of why guys have broken up with their girlfriends.

This is called a "visual story." To appreciate it you have to visualize her doing this in, say, a nice restaurant or at a Thanksgiving dinner with his family.


I've been reading this guy's cartoons for months and this is the first I thought was really funny.

My wife is so lazy she just puts fake snow on the Halloween decorations and she's good til June.


Stingray leaves a trail behind while diving.

I'm assuming letting out air so it will be less buoyant. 

In the 18th century, William Blackstone wrote the seminal "Commentaries on the Laws of England," which contained one of the foundational definitions of property: "that sole and despotic dominion which one man claims and exercises over the external things of the world, in total exclusion of the right of any other individual in the universe."

With that definition, your phone, computer, computer games, farm tractors, etc are not your property.


And this is just one of the reasons that baseball is the greatest sport ever invented.


There is a difference between knowing and knowing what you were told.


Why would anyone - much less the government - care if I get high? I believe that the present laws are in place to enable the right people to make a whole lot of money. And please don't tell me it is to keep people from overdosing and dying. We are all going to die, why can't I go the way I want to go?

I truly believe that.

1 comment:

MacGyver2016 said...

Nah, the ray isn't venting air or any other gasses. Rays bury themselves in the silty bottom. That ray's swimming is scouring the accumulations of silt from the top of its fins, trailing behind it like aircraft contrails. Or like the blinding cloud of snow trailing behind drivers too lazy and inconsiderate to clear the roofs of their vehicles.

Is it weird that my sleep habits have changed to accommodate your midnight posting time?

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