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Underground City September 27, 2011

Posted by Retired Geezer in Religion, Travel.

The city has 8 stories, containing stables, workshops, chapels, giant air shafts and could shelter 30,000 inhabitants.

I was thinking Petra because of these verses in the Lutheran bible:

Matthew 24:19-21

19 How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! 20 Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again. Revelation 12:6
The woman fled into the wilderness to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days.

I bet you would never have guessed that it is in Turkey.

Come Fly With Me September 21, 2011

Posted by skinbad in Crime, Stupid shit, Travel, WTF?.

And I’ll slit your throat and pull your eyeballs out.

Due to the Lack of Contentious Posts Around Here Lately… September 2, 2011

Posted by BrewFan in Art, Crime, Sports, Travel.

I give you Ann Coulter!

If you get your news from the American news media, it will come as a surprise to learn that when Darwin first published “On the Origin of Species” in 1859, his most virulent opponents were not fundamentalist Christians, but paleontologists.

Unlike high school biology teachers lying to your children about evolution, Darwin was at least aware of what the fossil record ought to show if his theory were correct. He said there should be “interminable varieties, connecting together all the extinct and existing forms of life by the finest graduated steps.”

Dude, I’ve Got Your Camera September 2, 2011

Posted by skinbad in Honor, Personal Experiences, Travel.

Last month, my son came home with a camera after a hiking excursion with some friends. It looks like a pretty nice outfit. A few years ago it would have cost a bundle. Extensive research (OK, Ebay) shows used ones will still run you a fair amount of coin. We put it in the “Lost and Found” sections for Craigslist and all the local newspaper and TV station classified adds for the area–haven’t heard a thing.

I read a recent article about a photographer who found his stolen equipment through a site that searches the web for identifying information in photos. We also put a couple of photos on camerafound.com which is supposed to, umm, help cameras . . . get . . . found? Anyway, the first two are off the memory card. The last two are because I couldn’t resist messing with it. So here are a couple of needles tossed in the webstack. Maybe something will come of it.


Mission Accomplished August 28, 2011

Posted by Retired Geezer in Heroes, Travel.

Flyin’ Brian is back from Beijing, China. He and his crew assembled a couple of Bell 407 helicopters and test flew them. Here’s a couple of photos from the trip:


Flyin’ Brian in Beijing August 12, 2011

Posted by Retired Geezer in Food, Heroes, Travel.

Flyin’ Brian has a gig in China.

Hotel Greeters

He and his mechanic have to put two helicopters together, test fly them and make sure the Chinese pilots are confident before he turns them loose.

Imagine going to Home Depot ™ and buying a Lawn Mower. It would come in a box with a bunch of parts, just like these helicopters did.

(more photos below the fold)


Into The Canyon July 24, 2011

Posted by Cathy in Nature Shit, News, Stupid shit, Travel.

Something for your Lazy Sunday…

Palo Duro Canyon - Texas Panhandle


What Makes Up For the TSA Putting Hands On My Junk? July 7, 2011

Posted by Cathy in Ballistics, Ducks, Handblogging, Honor, Humor, Law, Nature Shit, Pop Culture, Sex, Stupid shit, Terrorist Hemorrhoids, Travel, WTF?.

We teach kids NO ONE has the right to touch them in their swimsuit area. Then Government overrules. WTF?

Some dignity restored. Thanks Southwest!

Happy Birthday To Me!! July 3, 2011

Posted by harrison in Family, Heroes, History, Honor, Law, Personal Experiences, Philosophy, Politics, Terrorist Hemorrhoids, Travel.

And to The United States, of course.

I was reading someone’s piece on American exceptional-ism and they made the point that; if you move to France or Germany or England, you can never really become French or German or English.

But; if you move to the United States, you can become an American.

And that’s what makes us different. And, in my humble opinion, better.

The Most Difficult Thing to Say Ever April 16, 2011

Posted by daveintexas in Art, Ballistics, Blogroll, Commenting Tips, Crime, Ducks, Economics, Entertainment, Family, Food, Gardening, Handblogging, Heroes, History, Honor, Humor, Law, Literature, Lurkers, Man Laws, Movies, Music, Nature Shit, News, Personal Experiences, Philosophy, Politics, Pop Culture, Religion, Science, Sex, Sidebar Flag Bullshit, Sitemeter, Sports, Stupid shit, Technology, Terrorist Hemorrhoids, Travel, Websites, Women Ranting, WTF?.

Michael, it seems you were right.

Wow.  That was difficult.

I mentioned after the big unusual freezes here that I keep saying are unusual AND YET we’ve had em back to back for the past two winters, that I thought we lost both sago palms.  I didn’t even bother looking at this one until today.

Look closer…


The Panyee Football Club March 21, 2011

Posted by Michael in Entertainment, Family, Sports, Travel.

Thanks to ScottW for a link to a heartwarming and inspirational video that comes from a tiny Muslim fishing village in Southern Thailand.  The village mostly floats beside a striking island called Koh Panyee in Phang Nga Bay.

There is only a tiny bit of flat ground, and most of that is occupied by a mosque.  The rest of the town floats on the water.  They have a couple of great seafood restaurants that cater to tourists who are viewing the awesome scenery of the bay by boat.  (You have seen this area in movies like The Man With the Golden Gun, Cutthroat Island and The Beach.)  Thus, Cathy, the kids and I happened to have stopped here for lunch in the mid-1990s.  Here’s our pic of the village you will see in the video below (click to enlarge):

Given the lack of land, you can imagine that starting a soccer team was a problem.  There was simply no place to play. Hence, the following story:

Bonus vacation pic below the break, which is on display in the Batcave today.


cảm ơn lắm ông Geezer March 18, 2011

Posted by BrewFan in Art, Ballistics, Entertainment, History, Literature, Technology, Travel.

When we got back from vacation the mailman said they had a package at the post office. This is what we received. It has the following inscription, “To BrewFan, From your Idaho spud buddy Geezer. Not even Michael has a book of Vietnamese poetry, with added music!”

I will cherish this forever!!

Golden Sands, Poetry by Vi Khue, 100 selected articles