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Science is just spiffy. July 22, 2017

Posted by lauraw in Art, Ducks, Personal Experiences.
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Hubby, after watching video: “I need a sand pendulum.”

 

Dunkirk ~ the Other one. July 19, 2017

Posted by Retired Geezer in Art, Ballistics, News.
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I was searching for YT trailers for the new movie, Dunkirk, and found this 5-minute, single-take tracking shot (in a different movie).

Film fans like geoff will appreciate this.

Puddles July 6, 2017

Posted by skinbad in Art, Entertainment, Humor, Music.
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I’m a new, big fan of a clown. It’s not that I find that terribly surprising–I’m not creeped out by clowns, I just don’t really think about them one way or another. Anyhoo, as many time-wasting link-clickers can attest, the Wide World of the Web is chock-full of click bait. And I’m pretty good at ignoring it. But I have clicked a couple of America’s Got Talent videos recently. There’s a deaf girl (Mandy Harvey) who did a great job singing an original song. You can find it if you’re interested. Then, a few days ago, I clicked on something about a clown that brought the house down.

This guy:

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Hurt, Hurt, Hurt. November 21, 2016

Posted by Retired Geezer in Art, Entertainment.
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I had never heard this song until I saw the Johnny Cash video. I figured he wrote it.

Here are 3 versions of the song, including the original, (which is my least favorite).

 

Here’s Johnny’s video:

 

 

Original

 

Which is your least favorite?

Ballet on a Bike May 31, 2016

Posted by Retired Geezer in Art, Heroes.
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Jaw Dropping!

How to Change a Light Bulb March 17, 2016

Posted by Retired Geezer in Art, Gardening.
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Very Carefully…

Lion King Parody February 21, 2016

Posted by Retired Geezer in Art, Gardening.
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OK this made me laugh this morning:

The Form of the Destructor Has Been Chosen January 27, 2016

Posted by daveintexas in Art, Blogroll, Crime, Ducks, Economics, Gardening, Heroes, Honor, Law, Mufuckin Pie!, Nature Shit, News, Science, Sex, Sidebar Flag Bullshit, Stupid shit, Terrorist Hemorrhoids.
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I couldn’t help it, it just popped in there.

No More Flat Tires July 15, 2015

Posted by Retired Geezer in Art, Literature.
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Ummmm Donuts!

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Currently tires are…

at their core they’re just piles of air, surrounded by a rubber donut.

Hankook Tire thinks we can do better. The South Korean manufacturer has been developing a non-pneumatic tire for a while. We first saw the concept in 2013, when it was one integrated unit, combining tire and rim in one.

Now, Hankook has completed initial testing on its fifth-generation airless tire, dubbed the iFlex. The tires do not require any air pressure, instead relying on a new type of eco-friendly material (the company demurs when asked for details). Geometric shapes built into the material provide the bounce and springiness normally provided by air pressure. But, unlike the previous iFlex, this version’s designed to mount onto a traditional rim, making it compatible with current vehicles.

Hankook ran the iFlex through a battery of tests to compare it to more conventional rubber, measuring durability, hardness, stability, slalom and speed, at up to 80 mph. The company says the tires matched conventional tires in terms of performance.

Remove Cat Before Flight June 23, 2015

Posted by Retired Geezer in Art, Ducks.
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Important Safety Tip:

Heroes June 15, 2015

Posted by Retired Geezer in Art, Gardening.
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Here’s the entry from Sweden that won the Eurovision.TV contest for best song.

The lighting/staging/visuals just blow me away. Do yourself a favor and watch it in fullscreen.

For Michael January 24, 2015

Posted by daveintexas in Art, Ballistics, Crime, Ducks, Handblogging, History, Honor, Man Laws, Mufuckin Pie!, Nature Shit, Philosophy.
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The flowers showed up 15 minutes before the service started. I think it would have driven Michael nuts, so that’s something. He was a bit of a planner and organizer.

My favorite Michael story with Cathy was about the first IB gathering, a Superbowl party at their home in Ohio. They were planning food for this big get together and for some reason they took my chili recipe from a post seriously.

That recipe was total bullshit. I loaded it up with insane hotness that no human would consume. Habanero, too many jalapenos, Tabasco, diesel fuel and some nuclear waste (even Tushar would have said “dude”).  I was just funning with everybody.  Anyway I was on my way to their house and Cathy called me and wanted to ask if she could tone down the habanero. I was completely confused.. tone down the what? For what?

And she said “your chili recipe”.

My chili recipe? What chili recipe? “From the blog post”.

A moment while driving on the interstate in Ohio.. then I remembered.  “You MADE THAT SHIT?”

Yes, it seemed a little hot so we were wondering if we could cut some of the peppers. I laughed.. “YOU CAN’T MAKE THAT IT WAS A JOKE. DON’T EAT THAT, IT’S PURE GASOLINE IT WAS A JOKE. RUN! CALL THE FD, GET THE FIRE EXTINGUISHER OUT IT’S TOXIC WASTE”

She said something about Michael wanting to make it for me (which could be a clue).

I think he actually liked supremely hot sauces more than me, he kept pimping that Marie whatever nuclear stuff all the time.

Anyway we all laughed about it and I remember drinking a beer with him later and telling him “I can’t believe you even made that shit” and all the while he kept insisting it seemed legit to him.

That was kind of our friendship. I loved tweaking him and seeing when I could get a rise out of him. Sometimes he’d take the bait, sometimes not. But we always laughed about it after. I’m gonna miss that.

These pics are purposefully not centered. Out of respect for the friendship he gave me. Which was huge.

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