Archive for the ‘True Stories’ Category

Giant Woolly Bear Caterpillars: They’re Multiplying.

Thursday, 9 July 2020

In December 2007 we broke this news story (image above) and the main-stream media ignored it. Some commenters here dismissed it as absurd lies and #fakenews, while others provided first-hand accounts and evidence. Suddenly and without warning, a cryptic hint about new evidence appeared recently:

We contacted Ms. Ally because we just had to. It was well worth it: apparently the rare Giant Woolly Bear caterpillars are infesting parks throughout the US northeast, and she provided an original un-enhanced photo to prove it.


Ms. Ally did not return requests for specifics, i.e. location, number, unusual behavior, mating songs or personal hygiene, but we will update this post with further information when/if it becomes available.

[Original post & comments here.]

Stamina.

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

First Lady Melania Trump
Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, 4 July 2020

[Found here.]

My WebEx Meeting Notes 28 May – 12 June 2020

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

9AM daily. Pen on paper, 8-1/2 x 11, negative image.

Out of curiosity, I inverted the black & white, and the image spooked me – there are things crawling around in there that I didn’t see while doodling (like the giant robopillar rising up from the cityscape below).

Here’s the undoctored version:

[Meeting notes for May 2020 here, April here.]

The Korean War – 25 June1950 to Present

Thursday, 25 June 2020

The war came suddenly. It was a sunny Sunday morning on 25 June 1950, when the peace was shattered by an agitated radio announcer screaming that there was an all-out attack by the North Korean army all along the 38th parallel. Within two days, the distant rumbles of cannons could be heard from our house in Seoul, and on the third day North Korean tanks and soldiers appeared on our streets. It was incredible. The radio had been repeating President Syngman Rhee’s message that brave South Korean army soldiers were repulsing the communist army and that the capital city never would be abandoned to the invaders.
[…]
The bridges across the Han River—the only escape routes—were blown up by the retreating South Korean army. There was no question that it was a full-scale invasion. The communist occupation of Seoul lasted for 90 days while the North Korean thrust expanded rapidly southward down the narrow peninsula, despite the U.S. and United Nations participation in the conflict.

The North Koreans in Seoul now engaged in methodical hunts for able-bodied men to be impressed into their various “volunteer” units. I moved nine times from relatives’ houses to friends’ places to stay a step ahead of the occupation soldiers—who were spreading their dragnets ever wider. We heard rumors about “kangaroo courts” held at city squares where any “reactionaries” were bludgeoned to death. I was undoubtedly a “reactionary” by their definition. For the first time I knew fear and hunger, as food was extremely scarce. This was the darkest and most helpless period in my life. I was convinced that all the shocking events were caused by the communist aggression. Along with some schoolmates, I decided to do my part in defending my homeland. – John K. C. Oh

Mr. Oh’s account from USNI Naval History Magazine June 2000, Volume 14 Number 3 [read more here].

Image of members of the “Frozen Chosin” found here.

This Is Not A Noose.

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Story (kinda) here. Terrence K. Williams’ response is worth the watch:

The .Gif Friday Post No. 637 – The Karma Lesson, Slo-Mo Gravity & Head Banger [Plus Bonus!]

Friday, 5 June 2020

[Found here, here and here.]


Here’s a bonus protest .gif found on Twitter – with audio! Go full screen! We’re on your side!

 

Souvenir Cartridge

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

“This bullet was found on the roof of Kuwait International Hotel where the invaders camped during their last days. Today, the KIH presents you this limited edition souvenir for “GOOD LUCK” just as the hotel survived the war without major damage. November 1991″

Found that tucked away in my home office desk. I think it’s a .50 caliber Browning NATO casing, but I wasn’t smart enough to photo the head stamp before I mailed it off to a veteran friend.

Above: Kuwait International Hotel after occupation by Iraqi forces in 1991. Much of the interior was burned out as these pictures show. More on cartridge casings here.

Swiss Fish Ladder

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

[Image found here. Every google hit for fish ladder Switzerland Pichoux Gorge has the exact same comment so I won’t repost it here.]

Taeniacidal Hot Links

Sunday, 24 May 2020

Danny Dell & The Trends- Froggy Went A Courting, 1960

This takes guts.

The Peak and more.

The Best Tuna Melt Sandwich.

In the medical business? Gomerpedia is kinda cool.
It even lists a Karen.

It’s open mic poetry night at Honky Joe’s Beat Bar.

Jökla-mýs = Glacier mice.
They move around and nobody knows how [h/t Bunkarina].

Speak Appalachian? Here’s a quiz. Pretty easy – I got 100%.
[h/t Busted Knuckles.]

THIS JUST IN:
A new proof has confirmed the Schinzel-Zassenhaus conjecture, which predicts that the smallest roots of a non-cyclotomic polynomial effectively repel the largest roots, like magnets pushing each other away.

[Top image & story here. More here. Video here.]


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Hot Links UNMASKED!

Sunday, 17 May 2020

RUN.

Rabbit Run.

Explain this.

Goat parade.

Duck quacks, explodes.

Report tegus in the wild.

Polar bear being a polar bear.

I’ve got an uncontrollable urge to buy a DEVO Energy Dome COVID-19 face mask.

Betsy Ross incubated an egg in her bra and hatched a duckling.

King Rhadamanthus: If a person defends himself against another who initiated violence then he should suffer no penalty.

Cat Man – Gene Vincent & his Blue Caps 1957

[Top image: On Friday afternoon, L.A. guerilla artist Sabo was interviewed on AM640KFI. Scroll down to listen.]


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