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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.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

TUESDAY #2977

One Of My Very Own...

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I know all you Americans know about this already, but over half my viewers are non-Americans.

Oroville Dam in Northern California is the tallest dam in the United States, 50 ft taller than Hoover.
 During a storm, the spillway was releasing 70,000 cubic feet a second of water. Large chunks of concrete began shooting off the spillway.
 There is an emergency spillway but the State doesn't want to use it for a couple reasons. (1) They never have used it. (2) The water just spills over the the wall down the mountain. Lots of debris into the river could clog downriver smaller dams. (3) There is not controlling this. It is an open system, kind of like that little hole in your bathroom sink.
 The rate the water goes into the lake would be the rate the water goes over the emergency spillway. It could reach 200,000 cfs if it keeps raining.
 Now the emergency spillway is causing problems.

 200,000 people evacuated.


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Everybody thinks their dog is the best dog in the world. And everybody is right.


STREET ART I CAN'T REMEMBER POSTING

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Looks like a Pollock.
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You would think that should be plastered on every wall in Chicago.
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You can almost sense this thing's mood...

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Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from poor judgement.


WAYS TO USE LANGUAGE

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 This is Bitchin Betty.  F-18 aircraft have a warning voice for low altitude, engine failures etc.  Leslie Shook got the job.
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Bullshit. Just make sure you choose the pocket wisely. It certainly worked for me.
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Well, sometimes they do. Our local National Guard had an extensive program to "re-civilianize" every troop coming back from deployment...and it seems to be working.
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It was stated that this guy writes a bunch of these.
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We used to call that "Fucking the cash register" and it's a very bad idea.

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I'm allergic to beer. Every time I drink more than 40 glasses I throw up.


ITEMS OF INTEREST

A spice market...
Think how many plants were sampled to end up with the ones we eat now. And some of them must have killed the experimenter. 

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My wife and I once went to a little tiny island the Virgin Islands and hung out on a beach very much like this one.
Once a woman walked by and started laughing and we asked her what was so funny and she said that there I was sitting in Paradise reading "One Minute Manager." 

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I admit it - I'm addicted to photos of curving roads.

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Life will find a way...

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An alarm system.
I have stuff like that all around my office. Not so much to keep out a late night intruder, but to force him to make a whole lot of noise.

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What is that, a gun that shoots guns>

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The perfect definition of religion...


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This is one of the pieces of debris that survived. It is on display at the Kennedy Space Center beside a piece of the Colombia shuttle (the other shuttle that failed on re-entry) as well as memorials for each of the crew members that were lost in each disaster. 

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Real Life Lore asks a question that I’ve never actually considered before: what if everybody in the entire world lived in just one building? How big would the building have to be to be able to fit all 7.4 billion of us? Surprisingly, not that big. That red cube up above would do the trick and it only takes up a few blocks of Manhattan.
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But he still feels like he bought her.

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The Power of Putin compels you!


 
PEOPLE WORTH NOTING

 What a guy. I would like to have a Modelo with that guy.

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Miss Soviet Union 1988

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But in Sydney Australia we now have to wear a helmet when running.

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I find it crazy how almost ALL silly clothing trends come and go, but this one has stuck around for years now. 

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That's all the reporter could write before he was turn into a frog.
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In space doggy style and reverse cowgirl are the same position.


 SCIENCE: THE GOOD NEWS




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Mexican Word of the Day: Dandelion.
"De cheetah is faster dandelion."


 ANIMALS

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We have all seen dogs do this...

The white dog is establishing dominance over the other. When you get a puppy, if you hold it's mouth shut with you hand it will do the same thing.

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This was a gif that wouldn't load, but if you look carefully you can surmise that the lobster walks off the platter and calmly strolls over and knocks her glass into her lap.

You may have noticed that I don't post many gifs any more. My favorite site has real problems and becomes overloaded when I try to download a gif. But honestly, I don't miss them all that much.

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700 lb Arkansas Boar

Jurassic Pork
Now imagine those running around in the woods behind you house and your kids are playing in the blow-up pool.

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Antarctic scale worm

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How many facial expressions can you fake while listening to the waiter tell you the specials?

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4 comments:

Fardygardy said...

I had a friend a long time ago who was doing his graduate research thesis on the issues related to bringing soldiers back to their families after war. Turns out the divorce rate is very high. He told me that if an aircraft carrier on return from the sea arrives even one day early, the number of divorces will skyrocket because of the surprised spouse not being ready to give up her "friend." Therefore it is normal practice for a fast ship (tailwind perhaps?) to sit just beyond the horizon for days if necessary to prevent being early.

Ninja Grrrl said...

Hey there, you! Just wanted to say Happy VD to you and your good wife. You both have given me hope that marriage can be a good thing, and that love really can last. I hope you both have a wonderful day.

Ralph Henry said...

Navy people are problem solvers.

Ninja Grrrl said...

I'm sorry but I have to laugh at my idealistic little post compared to yours. Thank you for tickling my funny bone. Viva l'amour, baby,and ain't love grand! :-D

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