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Remote Asteroid K19OICU812 named “Kermit2019”

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Okay, it’s not an asteroid. I made that up. It’s a frog that was sucked into the upper atmosphere by a hurricane, froze solid, then fell from the sky. It reached a high velocity and embedded itself into concrete pavement.

Okay, I made that up, too. It’s a masonry term called “frogging,” but it applies to concrete finishes as well, and is a sign of good luck.

Okay, I made that up. Those may be my pants, but they’re not my shoes.

[Image found here.]

Okay, they’re not my pants, either.

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Woman Attacked For Taking A Selfie In A Zoo.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

She entered the zoo enclosure illegally, turned her back on a predator to take a selfie and fortunately survived the attack. The jaguar was held for questioning and released on its own recognizance. Authorities are trying to determine if this was a hate crime as the jaguar is black.

[Image found here. Related vid here.]

Carpet Bomber

Monday, 11 March 2019

[Found here.]

Hot Links of The Plutocracy

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Pluto 2018

Pluto 1930


Gee whiz.

HEY DUCK

This still makes me grin.

Self-driving cars are racist.

What? Mufasa’s dead? [via]

Justice for Nick Sandmann.

Steve Vai’s guitar collection [via].

Click this, because it’s entirely awesome.

This is what smart phones were made for.

Whatever happened to Laurence Tureaud?

This is aginst ma civil rats.” [Language alert]

Elected Muslim Democrat who hates Jews and says so, accuses others of genocide. Pheeew.

Everyone who stood around watching and did nothing except to record it is complicit. {Update: Perp arrested, pleaded not guilty.]

The following is the March 1 Congressional Research Service report, Venezuela: Political Crisis and U.S. Policy. Venezuela’s economy
contracted by 18% and inflation exceeded 1.37 million percent in 2018. Way to go, socialism.

Circa 1978, NASA engineers wondered how many tampons astronaut Sally Ride would need for a week in space. “Is 100 the right number?” they asked. “No. That would not be the right number,” she replied. [source]


[Top Images: Pluto in 2018 found here. Pluto in 1930 found here.]

 

Saturday Matinee – Single-Handed Pure Devotion, The Dixie Hummingbirds, The Allman Brothers & Kris Kristofferson w/ Johnny Cash

Saturday, 9 March 2019

[via Madam Jujujive]

Miz J. emailed, tells me she likes gospel, blues and old country, so here we go.

The Dixie Hummingbirds (1928-present) are a gospel rhythm and blues vocal group who influenced many recording artists. Even Paul Simon covered them.

What’s the greatest blues song ever? That’s a tough choice because the blues spans so many decades. I’m gonna go with this.

T-Bone Walker recorded “Stormy Monday” in 1947, but The Allman Brothers Band did a great cover 33 years later. I’ve always loved that chord turnaround.

(And THIS is one of the prettiest songs they ever recorded.)

Gospel – Check.
Blues – Check.
That leaves “old country.” Well, it’s not that old, but it counts.

Have a great weekend, folks. More stuff tomorrow.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 575 – Fresh Eggs, Shiploader & Spittin’ Steel

Friday, 8 March 2019

[Found here, here and here.]

The Leaning Tower of Britten

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Brilliant.

Ralph Britten purchased a water tower from the nearby town of Lefors, Texas, transported it to Groom. The tower was intended to supply Britten’s remote truck stop /restaurant and tourist information center with water, but he found a cheaper supply and installed the empty tower as an advertisement on Route 66.

Britten’s business burned to the ground, but his water tower still stands.

[Image and story found here. Related post here.]

Water Towers

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

[Images found in here. Click for larger, each image has the name and location in the title of each .jpg.]

Mardi Gras 2019!

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Heureux Mardi Gras!

Mo gris gris gumbo yaya here.

Iron Horse

Monday, 4 March 2019

[Found here.]


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