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Don’t Cough On Me.

Our good friend and blogger William Teach over at The Pirate’s Cove brings to light a group that is selling merchandise with the above image on it.

No, this is not an April Fools joke and no, neither we, nor Teach is getting anything for bringing this to people’s attention.

It is a great idea and makes a point without being obnoxious and in people’s faces.

It also made us laugh.



Happy Pi Day!

Today is March 14th and that means it is Pi Day!

pi-pie

You can get a pi cake or pie pan from Amazon. (We removed all reference coding in the link, so we don’t get anything from this. We just think it is cool.)
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Best Momentary Time Waster Of The Day.

Need a break from a Tuesday?

Try this “infinite pizza!”

(courtesy the Perpetual Pizza website, which has a full screen mode that counts how many times a new pizza is seen.)

Don’t blame us….we didn’t make it…..

(But it is kind of cool.)



Star Wars Canyon.

At the western edge of Death Valley, there is a canyon officially named the “Rainbow Canyon,” but flight aficionados have nicknamed it the “Star Wars Canyon.”

The canyon is used by the military as a training site with pilots and planes making low level passes through the canyon. A nearby overlook allows tourists, enthusiasts and the curious to watch the planes as they blast through the canyon.

All sorts of planes make the run.

List of planes and times in the video:
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Of Eels And Porch Pirates.

We are taking a bit of a break from serious commentary today and to be honest, we like this content just as much.

First, can an electric eel power Christmas tree lights?

A video from the folks at the Tennessee Aquarium says “sort of.”

The holidays are a time to embrace traditions, new and old. How better, then, to kick off the season than by charging the Aquarium’s mad scientists with using the bio-electric discharges of an Electric Eel to light up a Christmas tree?

Although the lights are not actually POWERED by the eel, the intensity of their glow corresponds to the strength of the eel’s discharges as detected by sensors in the tank that are connected to the Christmas tree.

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Dusty In Here.

(Greek World War II rescuer Melpomeni Dina (C) reacts as she is reunited with Holocaust survivors Yossi Mor (R) and his sister Sarah Yanai, whom she helped escape in 1943, at the Hall of Names at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum in Jerusalem, on November 3, 2019. (Emmanuel DUNAND / AFP)
Greek World War II rescuer Melpomeni Dina (C) reacts as she is reunited with Holocaust survivors Yossi Mor (R) and his sister Sarah Yanai, whom she helped escape in 1943, at the Hall of Names at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum in Jerusalem, on November 3, 2019. (Emmanuel DUNAND / AFP))

We hardly know where to begin…..

One by one, the 40 descendants of a group of Israeli siblings leaned down and hugged the elderly Greek woman to whom they owe their very existence, as she sat in her wheelchair and wiped away tears streaking down her wrinkled face.

Clutching the hands of those she hid, fed and protected as a teenager more than 75 years ago, 92-year-old Melpomeni Dina said she could now “die quietly.”

Sunday’s emotional encounter in Jerusalem was the first time Dina had met the offspring of the Mordechai family she helped save during the Holocaust. Once a regular ritual at Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, such gatherings are rapidly dwindling due to the advanced ages of both survivors and rescuers and may not happen again. The soon-to-be-extinct reunion is the latest reminder for Holocaust commemorators preparing for a post-survivor world.
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Happy Halloween!

Hope you and your family have a fun filled, Happy Halloween.



Chewy Deliveries Are Definitely Bear-able.

Package thief!

A family in Lackawanna County was expecting a delivery of dog food from the online pet store Chewy, but a hungry bear had other plans. Video from the Newman family’s security camera caught the thief in the act.




Amazing Love And Forgiveness.

Amber Guyger (left) and Botham Jean (right)

You may have been following the tragic story of former police officer Amber Guyger who shot and Botham Jean while Jean was sitting in his apartment.

Amber Guyger was still in uniform and returning to her apartment after a long day of work. Somehow, Guyer parked on the wrong floor of the parking garage and after exiting her vehicle, she found what she thought was her apartment door open. Guyer pulled her weapon, and entered the apartment of one Botham Jean, who was sitting on his couch watching TV. Jean stood up, took a step toward Guyer who once again was in his apartment and was shot by Guyer.

There are lots of questions about this case that will never be adequately answered. How did Guyger miss the fact that she parked on the wrong floor of the garage? How did she walk down the hall of what she thought was her floor without noticing that doors were decorated differently? Jean had a red foot mat outside of his door. Guyger did not. When you walk into an apartment and nothing is familiar to you, how do you miss that fact? Guyger was “sexting” at the time she was entering coming home, and instead of calling for emergency assistance to help the dying Jean, she texted her former partner and paramour. What is even more baffling to us is that Guyger was a member of the Dallas Police Department SWAT team. Is Guyger indicative of the people in that unit as clearly she lacked some sort of situational awareness as to her surroundings. Even is one were to say she was focused on the “threat” in front of her, wouldn’t that have put her at risk from other threats in the apartment if she were so target fixated on Jean?

We don’t think that Guyger woke up that day and at some point decided that after work she would go home, park on the wrong floor, miss clues that she was on the wrong apartment floor, miss clues that she wasn’t in her apartment and then shoot some guy who was peacefully in his own apartment and being confronted by a female officer with a drawn gun.
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Three Ways To Play AC DC’s “Thunderstruck” That You May Not Have Considered.

We were never a fan of the group AC/DC, but their song “Thunderstruck” has been covered by lots of people using instruments that we would not have considered.

First, the Finnish version:

Finnish band called Steve’n’Seagulls plays AC/DC’s awesome song called Thunderstruck.

Then you have the 17th century nothing but percussion instruments version:
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