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String Fever April 10, 2014

Posted by Retired Geezer in Entertainment, Law.
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This is pretty cool.

 

 

Hat tip to my pretend internet friend, Bones.

No, not that one.

I Picked My Seat November 6, 2013

Posted by Retired Geezer in Crime, Entertainment.
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At the Movie.

We went to a brand new theater last night to see Captain Phillips.

I was surprised when the guy at the box office spun the computer around and told me to pick my seat. Since there were only 4 seats taken, I chose two that were away from everybody.

Just before the movie started, 4 people came in and sat down one chair away from us… Really?

I don’t know about you but I like to check out the crowd and sit away from chattering teens and people that I figure will be annoying.

This theater is in a new upscale shopping center. The seats were leather and reclined but the projectionist had the image too low in the frame and it cut off half of the subtitles. The movie was OK but it had entirely too much Extreme Close-Up and hand-held camera shake. Mrs. Geezer was getting nauseous toward the end of the movie.  The admission was $10, I wish we would have waited to see it at the $2 theater.

How does this compare with your recent movie-going experiences?

Zip The Snake September 20, 2013

Posted by Retired Geezer in Entertainment, Handblogging.
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Yesterday Mrs. Geezer and I drove to Twin Falls to ride the Zip Line. It was lots of fun.

I shot it with my phone so the quality isn’t the best.

Turn the volume down a little, the wind noise gets pretty annoying.

Behold!

http://zipthesnake.com

Corn Quiz September 6, 2013

Posted by Retired Geezer in Entertainment, Nature Shit.
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This year we planted a garden with Bud The Neighbor ™. I learned something about corn in the process.
How many ears of corn grow on a stalk of corn?
A. One
B. Two
C. Three
D. Four
The answer surprised me.

cornquiz

A Record Breaking Season! September 5, 2013

Posted by wiserbud in Entertainment, Sports.
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“The Richmond Flying Squirrels Double-A Affiliate of the San Francisco Giants would like to say Thank You to the 434,769 fans who visited The Diamond this season.

The Squirrelly Gates welcomed an average of 6,689 fans per game over 65 openings, setting a new franchise record. Thank You »”

Learn more about the Richmond Flying Squirrels here

Oh, and I think I found Michael’s second career:  Nutzy, the Flying Squirrel’s mascot

https://i0.wp.com/www.milb.com/images/2011/10/25/kQlb6TqJ.jpg

Strange Things are Afoot at the Circle K (and in Utah) August 8, 2013

Posted by skinbad in Crime, Entertainment, Law, Religion, slutbags.
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I believe Russ said something about Utah being a Florida-in-training after the great human meat thermometer caper.

I’m beginning to wonder if he’s on to something.

You’ve probably heard of Miss Riverton a.k.a. Miss Demeanor.  She was arrested for “pranking” people by throwing homemade bombs at them. I guess that’s actually a felony for the blond bombshell. When asked for a statement she simply said she had no interest whatsoever in that “world peace shit.”

Meanwhile, down in Moab, we also have one of those firefighter/police rivalries that got a little out of hand.

  • Firefighter sleeps with police officer’s wife
  • Police officer catches them and pistol whips firefighter
  • Firefighter goes home and stabs himself
  • Police officer tries to get into operating room to “finish the job”

Did I mention that the firefighter is the police officer’s father?

And finally, on a happier note, we have Elders Harrelson and Snipes doing a little missionary “street contacting.” The shirt-and-tied young men asked to play a little ball while doing some missionary work in Texas. One of the lads was on a state champion basketball team and will play wide receiver for a local college after his mission. I would agree, as some have pointed out, that this rim may not be regulation height, but still, let the hijinks begin:

 

 

 

Texas Wins Another Case Against Dept. of Commerce June 5, 2013

Posted by daveintexas in Ducks, Entertainment, Food, History, Law, Nature Shit, Sidebar Flag Bullshit, Women Ranting, WTF?.
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I met Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott last year at a luncheon, and had a chance to speak with him a bit.  He was just celebrating a successful case filed against the EPA.  I asked him “what is it that you spend most of your time on?”  and he answered “suing the Federal government.”

Loved that answer.  Here’s another one, successfully pushing back a stupid emergency ruling that arbitrarily shortened the red snapper fishing season in Federal waters off the coast of Texas.

Abbott understands federal bureacracies abuse their power constantly, and doesn’t back down from a fight.  The case he was celebrating was a ruling in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals that the EPA had improperly rejected the state’s “Flexible Permitting Program” regarding the establishment of controls over permits for electricity generation plants.  Texas wanted to keep control of permitting in our hands and not the EPA’s.  The EPA’s intention was to take it over and start denying applications.  It’s what they do.

Here’s a snippy NPR article about the outcome of that case.  Forget the typical NPR bullshit, look at the photograph of Greg Abbott in the article.

Greg Abbott is wheelchair bound.  Nice photo, isn’t it?

Incidentally, Texas was thrown into the provisions of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule based on a model that showed a monitor located across the street from a steel mill, shows a theoretical reading that is slightly above attainment.

A monitor in Illinois.

Let’s be very clear about the facts.  The last-minute inclusion of Texas in the sulfur dioxide portion of the rule is based on modeling that says an Illinois monitor, located across the street from a steel mill, shows a theoretical reading that is slightly above attainment.  Actual data from 2009 forward shows that this monitor is meeting the federal air quality standards today.  And even if the feds relied on their own computer simulated modeling predictions, that monitor would be in attainment in 2014 without any reductions from CSAPR.  So does Texas’ tenuous link to this monitor justify the state’s inclusion in CSAPR? No.

He’ll run for governor soon.  I’ll support him.

Hitler finds out Gun Control fails Senate May 13, 2013

Posted by Retired Geezer in Ballistics, Entertainment.
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One Guy Working Dueling Banjos April 1, 2013

Posted by Michael in Art, Ducks, Entertainment, Music.
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I had no frickin’ clue that you could play a banjo neck just by hammering on (i.e., no picking).  Those strings are a lot tighter than a guitar.  He’s gotta have some pretty impressive callous tissue on his fingertips.  This guy is basically using a two-necked banjo like a piano, just pounding strings only without mechanical help.  It’s amazing.

The bell-like tone of a banjo, with roots both in African gourd instruments and white trash blugrass Appalachian music, is pretty close to the quintessential American sound.  But not quite.  Nothing can beat the saxophone for that position.

Thanks to our pal Mitchell at The Center of the Anomaly

7 Day Forecast December 20, 2012

Posted by Retired Geezer in Entertainment, Nature Shit.
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Black Ops 2 on Black Friday November 23, 2012

Posted by digitalbrownshirt in Art, Ducks, Entertainment, Man Laws, Personal Experiences, Pop Culture, Stupid shit, Technology.
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Brewfan, Retired Geezer and I are going to try playing Black Ops together tonight. If anybody else out there would like to get in with us I’ll be on around 9pm CST on Xbox Live. Send me a friend request with the words “Innocent Bystanders” in it if you want to join us. I like Domination, Hardpoint, and Headquarters, but I’m pretty sure we can be flexible about what gametypes we play.

My user name is “AKA The Seeker”.

Yes, it’s my favorite song by The Who.

Portal: No Escape November 18, 2012

Posted by Retired Geezer in Entertainment, Movies, Technology.
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Portal is a breakthrough videogame unlike any that preceded it. The premise was that you had a ‘Portal Gun’ that created two different ‘ teleportation gates’. When you entered one, you came out the other one. You used the portals to solve platform escape puzzles. It’s a pretty fun game for all ages.
Here’s the Wiki:

I have no idea if there is a movie in the works but I just saw this video on YouTube.
It looks excellent.

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