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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.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

WEDNESDAY #2957

One Of My Very Own...

And one that looks like One Of My Very Own, but is not...

EMAIL: 


HEY JUDE

Secret Service guy who was supposed to have fake hands didn't. Lots of video to prove it.

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POLITICS
This was Hillary's inauguration crowd...

Then there's this prick...

A new phrase is born never to be erased...


By the way, have you ever read the little joke that got the internet in a hissy about Trump's kid?
That's pretty lame if you ask me. 

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PROTESTING

Remember, my wife's group is called Wide Open VaJayJays or WOVJJ.

I really like alternative protest signs...

Sometimes the criticism goes just too far...

Protesting the election of a president has a long, long history...

But there are things women should protest...
There was only one woman out of twelve members.

But to support women why do they ignore this woman.
She managed to get an almost unelectable man elected. Had she been a Democrat she would be a huge roll model.

Or how about this: If a woman can opt in or out of motherhood, why can't a man opt out of fatherhood?

Or this: Hoping Trump fails means we fail, you fucking retards!
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This there is this bitch.

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FOOTBALL

I've finally come to terms with my devastating lose. 


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And this just in. Sender didn't know if it is factual or not. Anyone?

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I have a correction:
It is a well known fact among physicists that the term "Big Bang" was invented during a radio show by a famous English astrophysicist Fred Hoyle, who actually supported an alternative theory. 
From wiki: English astronomer Fred Hoyle is credited with coining the term "Big Bang" during a 1949 BBC radio broadcast. It is popularly reported that Hoyle, who favored an alternative "steady state" cosmological model, intended this to be pejorative, but Hoyle explicitly denied this and said it was just a striking image meant to highlight the difference between the two models. 
Regards,
Borys

You better fucking believe it.

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I imagine my dog spends a lot of time thinking about how tall I am and how great it is to have a giant as a best friend who can reach treats.


ADVENTURES IN ART

You all know how I love stuff like this...

Then I ran across this...
I called bullshit right away, then found out they are commercial garden structures; I assume done with metal rods.

And speaking of bullshit, read this:
University of Washington profs Carl T. Bergstrom (Biology) and Jevin West (Information School) have proposed a course called "Calling Bullshit in the Age of Big Data" that characterizes "the majority of administrative activity" as "sophisticated exercise(s) in the combinatorial reassembly of bullshit" and aims to train students to "navigate the bullshit-rich modern environment by identifying bullshit, seeing through it, and combatting it with effective analysis and argument."

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These have to be two of the most beautiful boats I've ever seen.

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Saw this in a movie and was very impressed with the painterly quality on the horse.
The rest of the painting makes no sense whatsoever, but I like the horse.

And that got me thinking about how much I miss painting. I really was pretty damn good at it.

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Samsung just announced a series of water resistant phones. Just what you want in a phone that sets itself on fire - to be water resistant.

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Read this and still don't know what it means.
"If I ever become a ghost, I sure hope they have some options other than pottery."


WOMAN WHO LOOKS LIKE A SLUT BUT PROBABLY ISN'T


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I’d like to see every photograph where I’m just someone passing in the background.


UNCLE RALPH'S ADVICE COLUMN

My wife and I make sure we set aside time for a long deep conversation every day. We just look at each other and nod when it is an exceptionally good one.

But I wouldn't go this far...

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Saw this in a movie...
Cuba? Vietnam?

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I know so many miserable people. Sometimes I just want to shake them and pull them away.

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I sleep naked because I want burglars to feel awkward.


PHOTOGRAPHY FOR ALL OCCASIONS






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5yo: What's a cannibal?
Me: A person that eats another person. 
5yo's eyes widen in horror. 
Me: You said cannonball, didn't ya?


A PUZZLE TO SOLVE


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When your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like your brother-in-law Stevo.



The living liquid gold we call breast milk.

Then there's this...

Original article on Live Science. Source:


COMBO PHOTOS





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The word "defenestration" means "to throw someone out a window." Which means this happens so often we needed a word for it.

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The Three Hole Punch either sounds like an awesome karate move or an awful bedroom experience.


REAL REBELS



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My wife jogs without moving her arms. Try living with that for 27 years.


THINGS I LEARNED TODAY

For more than 5,000 years, the Arabs have traded two highly prized fragrances —frankincense and myrrh— obtained from trees that grow exclusively in the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula. The dried, aromatic sap was transported by caravan across the Sinai desert to Egypt, via the so called “incense route”, from where they were loaded onto ships and sailed to far away destinations across the Mediterranean Sea.
Frankincense and myrrh were in high demand from Europe to Asia. The Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Israelites and numerous other cultures used these perfumes as part of their religious ceremonies, and in burial rituals as an embalming material, and as an offering to the departed. Frankincense was one of the three gifts brought to the baby Jesus by the three wise men, according to The Gospel of Matthew. 

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How da do dat?

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BBC One’s Spy in the Wild series embeds animatronic spy animals out in nature with their real life animal counterparts to see what life is really like in the wild. The robot creatures can look a little bit creepy with their eyeball cameras, but the animals often embrace them as one of their own. Sometimes the relationship can turn emotional, like when these Langur monkeys grieved for a robotic spy monkey that fell to the ground and “died.”
Source worth viewing:

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A couple of linked items...

And...

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A researcher at Japan's National Institute of Informatics, said he had successfully captured fingerprints from photos taken at 3m distance at sufficient resolution to recreate them and use them to fool biometric identification systems (such as fingerprint sensors that unlock mobile phones).

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A University of Southern California study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, shows that challenging someone’s political beliefs activates brain areas that are involved in personal identity and emotional response to threat. The brain’s alarms go off, the person feels threatened on a deeply personal and emotional level ― and then shuts down and disregards any rational evidence that contradicts what he or she holds true. Indeed, such evidence may only increase people’s conviction in their own beliefs. 
Source:

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Infantry detachment trying to shoot down German Planes.
And the Stuka they shot down.
What are the odds?

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The semaphore was the first successful and large-scale communication network that allowed transmission of messages faster than horse-riding messengers could carry.
Indeed, the very word “telegraph”, which means distance writing, in Greek, was coined to describe this nationwide network of semaphore.

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Iron, fish, war... You name it -- I'll monger it.


PEOPLE WHO DO AND DO NOT LIKE TOUCHING


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Reporter who does not like to be touched meets man who likes to touch reporters.
This happened in 2010, but it is worth watching. A reporter who has questions about how public money is being spent meets a passive-aggressive communication director who can't keep his hands to himself. 
You really need to watch the whole thing.

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Farewell to police horse.
This was very emotional to watch.

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RIDDLE SOLUTION: The man is blind.

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Do you remember when the most annoying thing on the Internet was those fucking cats?

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Or you can believe this...


3 comments:

Ted Opal said...

Ghost..pottery
From Ghost, a 1990 American romantic fantasy thriller film starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore

Anonymous said...

why stop painting if it is something you were passionate about? Tried it myself for the first time in a half century of life a couple of years ago, regret I had not done it sooner...

Ralph Henry said...

Truth is I don't see all that good anymore. But thanks for the thought.

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