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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, December 22, 2016

THURSDAY HEADLINES #2922

One Of My Very Own...


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Remember the airliner lifting off the tarmac in the gale? Well, from alert viewer, Reon...
"That occurred during typhoon Souldelor in Taiwan. According to wikipedia the 10 min sustained wind speed was 215km/h (134mph) and the 1 min sustained wind speed was 285km/h (177mph). Takeoff speed (Vr) is ~ 290km/h 180mp 155kts depending on the load. So the wind speeds from the typhoon seem to generate enough lift."



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Let's start off with this intriguing image. Got any idea what it is? Don't enlarge; I will do that for you in stages.

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Me accepting pizza at the door: Forgive me father for I have sinned.
Papa John's driver: What?

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HEADLINES AND CAPTIONS OF NOTE

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The cable guy came over to fix my TV problem. Didn't try to have anal sex with me like I saw in that documentary.

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How about now?

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Mobster: [tying a cinder block to guy's ankles] "You're gonna be sleeping with the fishes…"
Victim: "Umm, it's 'fish'."
M: "This. This is why."

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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
A rocket is just a tube full of explosive cake. However, you can pack the cake in such a way that the amount of thrust coming out changes over time in a specific way.

I was taught in top secret military school that it all had to do with the surface area of the burn. So look at #1. It has a relatively small burn area then gets larger, thus increasing thrust.
All the ones I saw were like #3. But I'm intrigued by #2. It has almost constant thrust. As the burn area of the inside ring gets smaller, the outside ring gets larger. And #6 is just insane.
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Demonstration of the Physics of Inertia

How wonderful.
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In a heart-wrenching act of kindness, this doctor performs a stomach-turning procedure

We are all praying this guy is asleep as a 3' rod is jammed down his throat to his stomach, then carefully manipulated.

That long-ass device went all the way down in his stomach. After careful manipulation whatever he was after is close enough for a shorter tool.

And finally he removes an 8" wrench from the guy's stomach.

A grown man swallowed a huge metal tool. No comment.
Now go back and read the headline.
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The subjects had to navigate 21 different mazes, with two choices to move forward or down based on whether they sensed a visual stimulation artifact called a phosphene, which are perceived as blobs or bars of light. To signal which direction to move, the researchers generated a phosphene through transcranial magnetic stimulation, a well-known technique that uses a magnetic coil placed near the skull to directly and non-invasively stimulate a specific area of the brain.
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In SoundNet: Learning Sound Representations from Unlabeled Video, researchers from MIT's computer science department describe their success in using software image-recognition to automate sound recognition: once software can use video analysis to decide what's going on in a clip, it can then use that understanding to label the sounds in the clip, and thus accumulate a model for understanding sound, without a human having to label videos first for training purposes.

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Some people think I'm going crazy, but the joke is on them. I went there years ago, fell in love with the place and decided to buy a condo.

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PEOPLE JUST BEING PEOPLE

Look at that wiring. What he is faking is probably a daily occurrence in his neighborhood.
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The first couple of times I watched this I though she had electrocuted herself (or faked it like the guy above).

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Yeah, cause that's just a major problem in men's lives...

Guys have been peeing in the woods for thousands of years....WITH OUT a splash guard.
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You realize that in societies where woman walk around topless all the time, men hardly look at them. We Americans have been brainwashed into worshipping them...and I'm guilty as charged.
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What a wonderful sentiment.

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Why is SpongeBob the main character when Patrick is the star?

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LANGUAGE TO SAVOR

I found #4 interesting. What may be inappropriate in your neighborhood may be just fine in someone else's.
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Is someone offended about others encouraging people to be less offensive?
Also noteworthy, being offensive doesn't make you any more right than being offended does.
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And the only thing that makes this about language is the caption that came with it: ¯\_(ツ)(ツ)_/¯

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9000 fallen soldiers etched into the sand in Normandy beach to commemorate peace day in 9/25/13.



I would have loved to have been involved in that, but one of the comments got me thinking:
"But if you consider this horrible, the average KIA/MIA-number for the eastern front was 23000. Every day for months."



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How about now?
Click to embiggenize.

It's people hanging Christmas decorations at an airport.

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We used to have make up sex. Now I have made up sex...I just make it up.

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THINGS YOU MAY NOT HAVE KNOWN EXISTED

Yes, THE Steve McQueen was in The Blob, and emoted just like the rest of them. Ruined my whole tough-guy thing forever.
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Full body costume made of artificial human teeth.

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That actually looks very comfy and intimate....and cheap.
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The American Plunger.
Speaking of...


My wife has admitted sleeping better knowing we have a weapon within reach.

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I posted this months if not years ago. At first I was confused by the tracks, but then figured the front wheel tracks where they turn was in the snow free area. Anyway, I have just learned that there is something else very odd about this. Give it a go.

Look at the other cars, now imagine that guy driving off without cleaning off his windshield.

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Not all things are rosy this holiday season.
Aid worker spraying the corpse of a man who died of Ebola.

I know that is old, but there are a whole bunch of people doing our nasty bidding this holiday and I think they should be able to drink on the job, by god.
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Then there are these fuckers...

An Amnesty International report blames an ingrained culture of torture in security forces on the island nation of Fiji, detailing uniformed officials being involved in acts of extreme violence, rape and sexual assault and even murder with near impunity. Torture does not just humiliate the victim. It also debases the torturer by hollowing out their humanity. Amnesty says Fiji's current constitution gives immunities to security forces for action between 2006 and 2014. When a security official is convicted of a crime, they are pardoned and released from prison. In Fiji, accountability for torture is the exception rather than the rule. This amounts to a climate of near-impunity.

Now remember back to Slumdog Millionaire and how he was beaten by the police and that wasn't even a major part of the movie. I know that was in India, but you get my point.
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Jetta v. Moose.

Luckily it did not kill anyone...other than the moose.

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Imagine the PR nightmare if one of those pardoned turkeys goes on a killing spree.

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Why have so many millions of people completely forgotten the old adage: Prove it?
Think L.Ron Hubbard, that Smith guy in Utah, Jesus...all the same. Open your eyes before we miss another century like in the dark ages.

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