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Monday, August 29, 2011


Spider-Dog, Spider-Dog, does what ever a Spider-Dog does.

Hat Tip: Nothing To Do With Arbroath

Sunday, August 28, 2011

How The Sun Gets Lit Every Morning

Primary Method

Alternative Method.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Best Brand Name Ever

Hat Tip: dri

Koalas Asking For Water

At 120 degrees, it was so hot in Australia that Koalas were asking people for water, something that's never been seen before.

One Koala entered someone’s house, looking for water and shade, and here’s what happened when the owner gave him something to drink.

Then it bit her face off !

Major Tomcat

Happy Caturday !

No Astronauts were harmed in making this photograph.

Previously On Doctor Who

Just to bring you up to date.

Hat Tip: Mad Maid

Glass harp-Toccata and fugue in D minor-Bach-BWV 565

Hat Tip: Mad Maid

Hurricane Irene Preparedness

ATTENTION: As Hurricane Irene batters the East Coast, federal disaster officials warned that Internet outages could force people to interact with other people for the first time in years. Residents braced themselves for the horror of awkward silences and unwanted eye contact. FEMA advised: “Be prepared. Write down possible topics to talk about in advance. Sports...the weather. Remember, a conversation is basically a series of Facebook updates strung together.”

Hat Tip: Paul Littrell

The Sentinel

WASHINGTON - As Hurricane Irene barrels her way toward the mid-Atlantic and up the East Coast, members of The Old Guard continue their vigilance at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

While on duty the Tomb Sentinel crosses a 63-foot rubber surfaced walkway in exactly 21 steps. He then faces the Tomb for 21 seconds, turns again, and pauses an additional 21 seconds before retracing his steps.

The 21 is symbolic of the highest salute according to dignitaries in military and state ceremonies.

Members of The Old Guard have guarded the Tomb every second, of every day regardless of weather or holidays since April 6, 1948.

Hat Tip: Dave In Texas

They are soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Regiment, based as Ft. Meyer.

They are charged with the guard of the Tomb of the Unknowns. In a hurricane, in a downpour. In whatever comes their way. They don't care.

Jedi Kittens

Happy Caturday !

Hurricane Nyan

I always knew Nyan Cat would be the death of us all.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Hindenburg Disaster

It's practically standing still now they've dropped ropes out of the nose of the ship; and (uh) they've been taken ahold of down on the field by a number of men. It's starting to rain again; it's... the rain had (uh) slacked up a little bit. The back motors of the ship are just holding it (uh) just enough to keep it from...It's burst into flames! It's burst into flames and it's falling it's crashing! Watch it; watch it! Get out of the way; Get out of the way! Get this, Charlie; get this, Charlie! It's fire... and it's crashing! It's crashing terrible! Oh, my! Get out of the way, please! It's burning and bursting into flames and the... and it's falling on the mooring mast. And all the folks agree that this is terrible; this is the one of the worst catastrophes in the world. [indecipherable] its flames... Crashing, oh! Four- or five-hundred feet into the sky and it... it's a terrific crash, ladies and gentlemen. It's smoke, and it's in flames now; and the frame is crashing to the ground, not quite to the mooring mast. Oh, the huge manatee! And all the passengers screaming around here. I told you; it—I can't even talk to people, their friends are out there! Ah! It's... it... it's a... ah! I... I can't talk, ladies and gentlemen. Honest: it's just laying there, mass of smoking wreckage. Ah! And everybody can hardly breathe and talk and the screaming. Lady, I... I... I'm sorry. Honest: I... I can hardly breathe. I... I'm going to step inside, where I cannot see it. Charlie, that's terrible. Ah, ah... I can't. Listen, folks; I... I'm gonna have to stop for a minute because [indecipherable] I've lost my voice. This is the worst thing I've ever witnessed.

— Herbert Morrison, describing the events, as transcribed for broadcast by WLS radio.

Chantel McGregor

This woman plays one mean ax !

Hat Tip: The Daily What

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

Happy Birthday PC !

The IBM PC is 30 today.

My first had TWO 360K floppy drives, 512 MB of RAM, CGA graphics adapter with a Monochrome monitor running MS-DOS 2.11.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Friday, August 05, 2011

Happy International Beer Day !

Let's all celebrate having... a beer !

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

All Is Not Lost

Open the link using Google Chrome

When it loads it will start a dozen copies of Google Chrome. Don't worry, it is part of the show. It cleans them all up when it's done. Truly amazing :-D



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Triumph The Insult Comic Dog Does The Hawaiian Weather

Hat Tip: Bits and Pieces

Monday, August 01, 2011