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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.

Friday, June 9, 2017

FRIDAY #3092

One Of My Very Own...


I FEEL GOOD


In honor of D-Day anniversary, I offer this image.
After all that there was still a fighting force left to almost repel the allies.

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They finally turned the Lawnmower Man into memes.

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What a former leader of Mexico has to say...

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(Mangal means barbecue in Turkish.)

Remember this kid?

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I watched this for a long, long time.



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There should be a National Holiday Day, and we all get a day off just because.


VACATIONS

A series of what you expect and what you get.





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This guy found some interesting souvenirs in Mexico.
They are pipes.

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Smart mom.

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A couple of experiences of people who work in the tourist industry.

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I watch a documentary about electric "filling stations," whereby you pull into a car wash looking thing and a machine lowered your spent battery pack down out of your car and inserts and charged one. I find that very appealing, but that would require the standardization of batteries - something that Americans aren't very good at.



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Goal: To be this big of a deal.

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I think he really means it.

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Woman risks her life to save her car from being carjacked.
Don't do that.


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Procrastination is a dish best served eventually.

THINGS ABOUT AMERICA YOU FOREIGN FOLKS MAY NOT KNOW

Remember when this was enough to take you out of a political campaign?

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Warrior dog wounded on the front line. 
We take our war dogs very seriously.

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In our game of football not only is this legal, but highly encouraged.

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In America, news like this isn't even all that unusual.

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We waste 40% of our food and never give it a moment's thought.

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When you ask for directions to Whole Foods.

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In this country we have to pass laws to get people to save their children's lives.

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In America you can say whatever the fuck you want to say. For instance:
Dr. Piper Harron is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Hawaii. Harron wrote an article about how white, male professors should resign or take a demotion in order to improve diversity.


"Not to alarm you, but I probably want you to quit your job, or at least take a demotion. Statistically speaking, you are probably taking up room that should go to someone else. If you are a white cis man (meaning you identify as male and you were assigned male at birth) you almost certainly should resign from your position of power. That’s right, please quit. Too difficult? Well, as a first step, at least get off your hiring committee, your curriculum committee, and make sure you’re replaced by a woman of color or trans person. Don’t have any in your department?  HOW SHOCKING."


That reminds me of the argument that there weren't enough black judges in South Carolina. If the state is 20% black, it was reasoned, then 20% of the judges should be black. But that doesn't take into consideration that there are FAR less black lawyers; the pool of possible black judge candidates is far smaller.

The same argument used in the dramatic collision of Zero Tolerance and the rise in black suspensions from public schools. That reasoning suggested that only racism could lead to twice as many blacks being suspended as white. But the zero tolerance policy was applied precisely the same across the board.
Now there is an uproar of the higher number of blacks than whites being court marshaled in the military. Does anybody seriously believe that the same army with black generals goes out of its way to "target" black troops?

And, of course, it's the same thing with women in STEM.
You can't have women in STEM if the women stay out of STEM. There is no conspiracy here. It's just a matter of choice.

And on a related topic...
You have a right to be treated just like everyone else by your government. There is no right that individuals give you the same curtesy.

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Patience: What you have when there are too many witnesses.


REALLY OLD THINGS

Said to be $10,000 worth of rum.

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The Harpe Super gun fired a projectile 107 miles high  into space. The dart shaped projectile took measurements, then floated back to earth and was recovered to retrieve data.
Never heard of it.

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During my wife and my trip to Europe we went to Omaha Beach.

And there we found a heart shaped stone with a perfectly round hole all the way through it.
We mounted it to a frame holding a photo of my bride on that very beach holding our find.


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My favorite childhood memory is not paying bills.


HUMAN BEHAVIOR

Canadian hockey fans go crazy on the street.....but only on the red light.

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I am putting together a pretty good file of gifs titled "You're Doing It Wrong." This almost went into that file.

But then I came upon the solution...

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Metal bands per capita.

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Just another reminder that if you have a job that requires you to use your hands, have a Plan B because you are going to be unemployed soon.

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Humans love to tinker with things.
Sometimes they make them better; sometimes not.

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Watch the barrel carefully.
And yes, he was fired on: https://youtu.be/aIp0mcv9FAA
Q: I wonder what went through his mind right before he died? 
A: A single 20mm AP round.

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Malfunctioning tear gas grenade.
How embarrassing.

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Guy sat on his deck and watched this deer calve three (3) babies.
If I'm not mistaken, they all have different fathers, which makes her a bit of a whore.

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This man is in shock.


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My brain is trying to kill me.


LANGUAGE


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I can't wait.


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Actually, Dr. Lonely is the scientist's name. The monster's name is Loneliness.

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