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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.

Monday, June 26, 2017

MONDAY #3109

One Of My Very Own...


SWEEET CAROLINE
My very good young friend's girlfriend is named Caroline. She couldn't be sweeter. We then began to discuss if either of us had ever met an asshole named Caroline, and we could not.


How to kill protesters - courtesy of the Venezuelan Nation Guard.



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ME: We need to decide who to eat first as we're stuck on this desert island
HER: Actually it's a "deserted" island
ME: Ok so that was easy.


THINGS THAT MAY BE TRUE

The highest waterfall in the world is 3.5km tall and is underwater.
The Denmark Strait cataract, located between Greenland and Iceland, is a waterfall of colder, denser water that drops to the bottom of the Atlantic.

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Haiti’s Wandering Street Pharmacies
In the Haitian capital city of Port-Au-Prince, one need not be a pharmacist to sell medicine. All you need is a bucket and the willingness to roam the streets in the hot sun looking for patients. For many Haitians, medicine is an ordinary consumer good just like candies or groceries are, and buying them off roaming street peddlers is the norm. As a matter of fact, actual pharmacies are hard to come by in Haiti, and these street dispensaries are the main source of medicine for many Haitians.
(When I first read that headline, I had a whole nother notion of what kind of drugs they were referring to.)

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An example...

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It's funny how no matter what's going on in the world, a teenager in a Metallica shirt will always look the same no matter what year it is.


THINGS THAT I THINK I KNOW THAT YOU MAY NOT AGREE WITH


I ate a lot of Schnitzel during my years in Germany. But I would have starved to death had it not been for the much cheaper oxtail soup, bratwurst, curry wurst and metwurst.(sp?)
The military will feed you three meals a day. But...and this is a big but, they will offer you cash money and you feed yourself. The clincher is, you can still eat for cheap in the mess hall, but you have to pay a buck or two. Therefore, taking the cash is the equivalence of getting paid for any and all meals not eaten. But there were guys who refused the cash, thus losing money every time they missed a meal.
So, we gamed the system even farther. There is a special meal served free to troops who are working all night. It is call Midnight Chow and starts at 11pm and runs until 1am. But you have to be in uniform. So we would all stagger in from the downtown bars right before 1am, put a uniform shirt on only, and go eat free. And you could get as much as you wanted...no limit. I was know to eat six eggs at a  sitting.
That scam was interrupted when we all moved into our apartment off base. Then we would wear a work jacket and while we were in there we would load our pockets with apples, oranges, boiled eggs, salt and pepper shakers, napkin holders, forks, spoons, knives and anything else that would transport and stock our kitchen.

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This just seems like normal Rogers niceness, but this was during the 60's under the Jim Crow policies. Black and white segregation was everywhere. Swimming pools for instance had designated times for Blacks and Whites, and when people protested this, it was often met with violence.

And it wasn't until I saw the above that I understood this cartoon.
I don't care who you are or where you come from, I think black people have every right to still be furious about shit like that.
This is a comment left under that cartoon:
"This nigga tryna get eaten by a dinosaur, I seen Jurassic Park. Sam Jackson couldn't even turn the lights on."

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I think this is a most wonderful thing.

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Blue ball of electricity traveling down a power line during a lightning storm.
At night at a trailer park, 40 rednecks would swear they saw a UFO.
Just saying.

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I tend to agree with that.

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When they built that much ballyhooed Bio-Sphere or whatever they called that joke. The "scientists" in charge didn't bother to ask specialists about the trees and they, in fact, fell over in the absence of wind.
Imagine this being GOOD for trees.

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My school district wanted to convert an old, unused two story school into a library. The engineers had to test with lasers if the floors would support all that static load. So in order to get that tonnage of weight to the second floor they hauled up empty plastic 55 gallon drums, then just filled them with water. When finished they just siphoned it out to the lawn. 

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B52 bulkheads have dozens of plaques listing every crew chief the aircraft has ever had.
My brother's name is on one of those aircraft. The crew chief is the enlisted man in charge of aircraft maintenance. He's usually about 20 years old.

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This would freak me the fuck out.

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I for one appreciate when a shitty person goes out of their way to make sure you KNOW that they are in fact a shitty person. That's why I see the folly in attempting to remove offensive words from our vocabulary. We leave them in place and just beware of who uses them.


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Y'all keep making fun of millennials and you gonna regret all those karate lessons you bought them.


PEOPLE INTERACTING WITH THEIR WORLD




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Air shower for removing silica dust. 

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Jetboarder rescues flipped over catamaran.
That was a GIF but it was too large to load. It was pretty cool, though.

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The Bund Finance Center, Shanghai

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The winner of this week's "Not My Fucking Job" award goes to...


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Is the after effect of a man with rough stubble called Clitoral Damage?


TODAY'S SILLINESS


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God I think that's funny.

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Two of the stupidest people the world has ever produced...
Those people breeding is a scary thought.

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I really like that.

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Marriage is alright if you like someone coming home and telling you about their day in the middle of your movie.

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A real estate agent told me that a young man right out of pharmacy school was $750K in debt due to student loans.

Area restaurants can't find wait staff and this is a college town. It's never happened before.
Students now would rather just borrow their weed money than to work part time for it like we did.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The average pharmacy student loan debt is in the neighborhood of $125-150K. This figure will be higher for private colleges and universities, perhaps close to $200K. I'm not sure how a pharmacy student would be able to amass $750K in student loan debt, much less qualify for that much in loans.

The average starting salary for a pharmacist is about $115-$120K. So if a new graduate can manage to live the same lifestyle they did as a "poor struggling college student" (tongue-in-cheek while typing that) for a few years, then they can easily have their student loan debt completely paid off within 5 years.

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