Philadelphia firefighters work the scene of an overnight blaze in west Philadelphia on February 16, as icicles hang from where the water from their hoses froze. Bone-chilling, single digit temperatures have gripped the region, prompting the closure of all parish and regional Catholic elementary schools in the city of Philadelphia.
Ice encases a traffic light and two fire fighting ladders, formed from water used to fight a fire, near the scene of an overnight blaze in west Philadelphia on February 16.
Vehicles and a building are covered with ice as firefighters worked to keep a warehouse fire down in the Brooklyn borough of New York on February 1.
Beacon Street in Boston on February 16.
That last one wasn’t the result of fire hoses, but it’s awesome. Beside the threat of ice and snow collapsing roofs, the huge icicles are potential killers down below.
Click for larger images. Sweet dreams, children…
[Found here, where there are more – some NSFK.]
Saturday Matinee – Mardi Gras & St. Valentine’s Day Combined: Smoking Time Jazz Club, Grampa Eliot and Doreen’s JazzSaturday, 14 February 2015
“Percolatin’ Blues” courtesy of Smoking Time Jazz Club.
Grampa Eliot sings the truth.
Doreen’s Jazz is entirely awesome.
Have a great weekend, folks, remember the Presidents who afforded us our freedoms and those who assist in taking them away, and be back here tomorrow for more stuff.
This image encapsulates everything I ever felt about Saint Valentine’s Day when I was that age.
“Yeah. I kinda like you. I like you a lot. I love you. Kinda. Now go away. Now come back. I still like you. Kinda. Don’t tell anybody. I hate you. Okay, not. Sorta. Go away. Come here. Yeah, I kinda like you.”
[Image and story found here, and it had nothing to do with Saint Valentine’s Day until now. Click on the image for full effect.]
Take a guess as to what it was – the answer’s below the break. Read the rest of this entry »