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Basketball Jones

Thursday, 12 October 2017 by

[Found here.]

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Nothing Much Happened Today.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 by

Guy obviously lost his s**t – not a rare event in prisons (or even in the NFL these days). Here are some fun headlines:

Pa. state prison inmate gets caught with hand stuck in toilet.
Doctors cut toilet from inmate.
Teen prisoner adds to woes by getting arm stuck in toilet.

[Image found here.]

What The Buck

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 by

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“It’s late. Time to hit the road, deer.”

From the “Wish I’d Thought Of It First” Department.

[Found here.]

IL Giorno di Cristoforo Columbo

Monday, 9 October 2017 by

The first commemorative stamps issued by the U.S. Postal Service honored Christopher Columbus on the 400th anniversary of his first voyage. $5 bucks in 1892 equates to about $130 in 2017 U.S. dollars, and not many could afford that steep price to ship something trivial.


The signature of Cristoforo Colombo [Italian], aka Cristóbal Colón [Spanish], aka Christophorus Columbus [Latin], aka Christopher Columbus [Anglic]. For the life of me I can’t decipher it, except that the “X” is likely the sign of Christ.

Apparently this mystery has stumped many, and it remains unsolved.


This one dollar Bahamian bill issued in 1974 features an image of Christopher Columbus and equals about $5 U.S. in 2017.


Columbus was a tyrannical leader by most accounts, but the fact that he made four round-trip voyages to The Americas tells us that he had men who were willing and able to take those dangerous risks on both sides of the Atlantic. (Note that Spanish law limited merchants to one slave per ship [source].)

As governor of Hispaniola and the Indies (1492-1499) he was a cruel despot and was removed and jailed by Queen Isabella I of Castile.

[Side note: Queen Isabella I presided over the final years of La Reconquista that began about 711AD. She didn’t put up with no jihad jibbajabba.]


Should we remove Christopher Columbus from history and kowtow to a relative handful of racist SJWs?

NO. His historical accomplishments far outweigh his failures, and he should be honored for his astounding bravery and seamanship in the face of the unknown, not his subsequent decline into dementia and moral turpitude. Any person, group or organization that attempts to rewrite history has nefarious motives in mind.

Totally Brainwashed Hot Links

Sunday, 8 October 2017 by

The Hickory Horned Devil is the largest caterpillar in North America (except for this one).

Watch this first.
Now watch that next [via].

Ondes Martenot was a precursor to the Ondioline which was a precursor to the Moog synthesizer.

Early electronic music pioneer Jean-Jacques Perrey ‎released an EP  entitled “Mister Ondioline” in 1960.
1. Parade Des Soldats De Bois – 0:00.
2. La Gavotte Des Vers Luisants – 3:04.
3. Le Siffleur Et Son Chien – 5:42.
4. Nola – 8:01.

Here’s my favorite version of “Nola.” Jonathan Edwards was brilliant.

It holds the record for the smallest brain-to-body weight ratio of all vertebrates, and the latin name of Acanthonus Armatus translates into “Bony-Eared Ass Fish” according to this site. (Any chance that some wag tunneled under the fact-checkers at Wikipedia? Nope. Never happens.) On the other hand, the Bony-Eared Ass Fish is real.

Amateur photography: A collection of people who snapped.

[Top image found here, with no explanation.]

 

Saturday Matinee – Chaotic Angular Motion, Annelid Cannibalism, Urban Venus Flytrap & Tom Petty

Saturday, 7 October 2017 by

How ’bout some chaotic motion? [h/t Octopus]

Not sure what this is all about. [Found here.]

[Giant Venus Flytrap found here.]

RIP Tom Petty (1950-2017).

Saturday Matinee – Las Vegas

Saturday, 7 October 2017 by

I can’t bring myself to post anything remotely light-hearted or amusing, so we’ll leave it at this.

Please pray for the dead, their friends, their families, and especially pray for the witnesses who will remember and relive this horrific event for the rest of their lives.

 

The .Gif Friday Post No.505 – Pup Chumped, Owner Pwnd & The Goat Ate My Homework

Friday, 6 October 2017 by

[Found here, here and here.]

Cat Wanders into Police Station, Demands a Selfie

Thursday, 5 October 2017 by

[Image found here with story, via Columbia PD, South Carolina.]

The Last Photo Shoot.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017 by

[Found here.]


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