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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Writings on the Stall!

If you're like me, you just can't spend enough time reading in public restrooms. And there's always some guy standing in front of the next chapter on the wall by the urinal. And he seldom wants to be a dear and jot down the phone number. I kid. Comic relief.

But it is nice the computer age brings funny restroom graffiti direct to our screens, the modern bathroom monitors. Of course, we must do without the ambient flushes and floating cigarette butts.

This site is clogged with hundreds of actual messages noted in the Mens and Ladies, Guys and Dolls, Buoys and Gulls. We're told "They serve as (informal) forums for politics, pop culture, humor, and so forth." Please note: Explicit content and they're out of paper towels.

My personal favourite:

University of Colorado
Engineering Building
Boulder, Colorado USA 80023
Men's restroom, ground floor

(And underneath it)
Very nice Albert, next time show your work
Written on the side of a stall, Albert Einstein's famous equation.

The Writings on the Stall!
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Daddy's Gonna Eat Your Fingers

This one is for all who:
a) have kids
b) had kids
c) was a kid
d) know a kid!

As I was packing for my business trip, my 3-year old daughter was having a wonderful time playing on the bed. At one point, she said, "Daddy, look at this," and stuck out two of her fingers.

Trying to keep her entertained, I reached out and stuck her tiny fingers in my mouth and said, "Daddy's gonna eat your fingers!" pretending to eat them before I rushed out of the room again.

When I returned, my daughter was standing on the bed staring at her fingers with a devastated look on her face.

I said, "What's wrong, honey?"

She replied, "What happened to my booger?"

Impossible Quiz

1. Which of these words is misspelled?
 a. Antidisestablishmentarianism
 b. Honorificabilitudinitatibus
 c. Floccinaucinihilipilification
 d. Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanociniosis

2. Which of these is the closest to the true value of Pi?
 a. 3.1415926535897932384626433
 b. 3.1415926535897932384626436
 c. 3.1415926535897932384626423
 d. 3.1415926535897932384526433

3. How many inches is it (approximately) from the Earth to the Moon?
 a. 1.2 quadrillion
 b. 6.7 trillion
 c. 15 billion
 d. 197 million

4. How many times does the word "want" appear in the standard King James translation of the Old and New Testaments of the Bible?
 a. 20
 b. 0
 c. 10
 d. 30

5. Assuming a rate of 1/2 inch a month, how fast does human hair grow in miles per hour?
 a. .00000011 mph
 b. .000000011 mph
 c. .0000000011 mph
 d. .00000000011 mph

6. If you were to open a regulation Major League baseball and unwind all the yarn inside, how many feet of yarn would you have?
 a. 1,587 feet
 b. 1,107 feet
 c. 902 feet
 d. 2,166 feet

7. Including signatures, how many words are in the United States Declaration of Independence?
 a. 1,323
 b. 1,092
 c. 1,262
 d. 1,458

8. How do you say "hairdryer" in Uzbek?
 a. dahshatli inson
 b. neft chiroq
 c. soch quritgich
 d. iflos paypoq

9. Which of the following people was left-handed?
 a. Helen Keller
 b. Eleanor Roosevelt
 c. Joan of Arc
 d. Halle Berry

10. In 2004, the Boston Red Sox broke the curse and won the World Series. During those World Series games, how many pitches were thrown by Red Sox pitchers?
 a. 661
 b. 551
 c. 561
 d. 651

Picard kidding me


1. The correct answer was Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanociniosis

It's actually spelled "Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis". It is a lung disease also known as silicosis, which is much easier to spell. Floccinaucinihilipilification means the action or habit of estimating something as worthless. Antidisestablishmentarianism relates to a really boring dispute about the Church of England. Honorificabilitudinitatibus is the longest word in Shakespeare's works, appearing in "Love's Labour's Lost". It's the dative and ablative plural of the Medieval Latin word honorificabilitudinitas, but you already knew that.

2. The correct answer was 3.1415926535897932384626433

You would have got this right if you had watched The Count from "Sesame Street" recite Pi to the 1000th place in a mashup someone with too much time on their hands produced. In 2005, the world record for memorizing Pi was held by Chao Lu, who recited it from memory to 67,890 places over a period of over 24 hours. I can't even remember my cell phone number.

3. The correct answer was 15 billion

The average distance is some 239,000 miles, give or take. Using math, one can determine that at 5280 feet to a mile times 12 inches per foot times 239,000, it comes out to 15 billionish. We actually sent humans all that way, once upon a time.

4. The correct answer was 30

Probably the best known usage is the beginning of Psalm 23, "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want". Less well known is Judges 19:19: "Yet there is both straw and provender for our asses; and there is bread and wine also for me, and for thy handmaid, and for the young man which is with thy servants: there is no want of anything". It really makes you think.

5. The correct answer was .000000011 mph

An average head has about 100,000 hairs on it. The world record for longest hair was held by Xie Qiuping at 8 feet, 5.54 inches. There is also a record for longest arm hair, but I didn't feel like looking at that picture.

6. The correct answer was  1,107 feet

Four different kinds of yarn are used in making a baseball. The cowhide covering is sewn together with 88 inches of waxed red thread, resulting in 108 stitches. I once gave a foul ball to a little kid at a Toledo Mudhens game. I hope he didn't unwind it.

7. The correct answer was 1,458

Thomas Jefferson wrote the document. It took him 18 days in June of 1776.

8. The correct answer was soch quritgich

Neft chiroq means oil lamp, iflos paypoq means dirty sock, and dahshatli inson means terrible human being. My Uzbek is a little rusty, so I have depended on Google for some of the more nuanced translations. Any feedback is appreciated.

9. The correct answer was Helen Keller

Helen Keller's middle name was Adams. Alexander Graham Bell (yes, that one) led the family to the Perkins Institute for the Blind, where Anne Sullivan met Helen. One in four Apollo astronauts were left-handed, 250% greater than the standard deviation would expect.

10. The correct answer was 561
Manny Ramirez was voted most valuable player. Tears were shed, many, many tears. Not by me of course, I'm a big strong he-man. So there.

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23 Photos That Are Fascinating AF

This fascinating world we live in has so much to offer. From the unbelievable, and hard to understand, universe that surrounds our planet to exotic animals that you never imagined could exist. What will life produce next? There are also the social aspects that absolutely flabbergast and amaze us. Day-to-day life, who knew it could offer such amazing insight to the differences in us all? Here are some things that should fascinate the crap out of you. If not, I want your life. Enjoy!
"Two bullets that collided mid-air at Gallipoli (WW1)."

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What is this?

Is it a Satanic symbol? No. Is it a Star of David? No. Does it reference a band named Pentagram? No.

Read on to understand The Pentacle - an often (don't pronounce the 't'!!!), misunderstood symbol and the Craft of Wicca it belongs to...
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Would YOU live in a silo?

From trendir.com

What a bachelor pad! This awesome 1,800-sq.-ft. Monte-Silo House was designed by Gigaplex Architects for a single man and his weekend visitors to Woodland, Utah. Nestled comfortably among nature and on the Provo River, this modern silo house was constructed of two linked corrugated-metal grain silos, giving the home its unique look and wonderful circular rooms inside. But apart from aesthetics, this house boasts some other cool features – namely, its eco-friendly features. The home’s southern exposure maximizes natural daylight and solar heat gain during the cold winter months. Adding to the cozy warmth, an electric mesh is installed into the lower floor to heat the house, along with a propane-burning stove for backup. Warm in winter and cool in summer, the metal grating and the second-storey deck provide shade, and sweet relief from the hot summer sun. Last but not least, the bedrooms – made especially for the homeowner’s two grandchildren – are a “bed in a box” concept, each equipped with stereo sound and a flat-screen television. Gigaplex Architects.
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One of the hottest hotties around, IMHO (In my homo opinion)

Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Jonathan Rhys Meyers - such a hottie! His character in "Stonewall" represents the Mattachine Society. He was also Dracula on tv.

Strange People (Facts)

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Ah, That wild and gay Richard Simmons!!

Rare Photos.....

Miss America 1924

Helen Keller Meeting Charlie Chaplin

Leather gloves worn by Lincoln to Ford's Theater on the night of his assassination. Blood stains are visible at the cuffs .

Phoebe Mozee (aka: Annie Oakley). Famed for her marksmanship by 12 years old, she once shot the ashes off of Kaiser Wihelm II's cigarette at his invitation. When she outshot famed exhibition marksman Frank Butler, he fell in love with her and they married. They remained married the rest of their lives.

Very Young Lucy Lucille Ball around 1930

Amy Johnson, English aviator 1903-1941 One of the first women to gain a pilot's licence, Johnson won fame when she flew solo from Britain to Australia in 1930. Her dangerous flight took 17 days. Later she flew solo to India and Japan and became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic East to West, she volunteered to fly for The Women's Auxiliary Air Force in WW 2, but her plane was shot down over the River Thames and she was killed.

Prison Garb 1924. Belva Annan murderess whose trial records became the musical "Chicago."

Female photojournalist Jessie Tarbox on the street with her camera, 1900's .

Roald Amundsen was the first person to reach the South Pole. At approximately 3pm on December 14, 1911, Amundsen raised the flag of Norway at the South Pole and named the spot Polheim — “Pole Home.”

The extraordinary life of Maud Allen: Seductive US dancing girl who was sued for being too lewd, outed as a lesbian, and fled London after being branded a German spy who was sleeping with the prime minister's wife.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Caroline Otero, courtesan, the most sought after woman in all of Europe. She associated herself with the likes of Prince Albert I of Monaco, King Edward VII of the United Kingdom, Kings of Serbia, and Kings of Spain as well as Russian Grand Dukes Peter and Nicholas, the Duke of Westminster and writer Gabriele D’Annunzio. Six men reportedly committed suicide after their love affairs with Otero ended. Two men fought a duel over her. She was famed for her voluptuous breasts.

Wedding day photograph of Abraham and Mary Lincoln, taken November 4, 1842 in Springfield, Illinois after three years of a stormy courtship and a broken engagement. Their love had endured.

Billie Holiday at two years old, in 1917

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Walter Reed Hospital flu ward." One of the very few images in Washington-area photo archives documenting the influenza contagion of 1918-1919, which killed over 500,000 Americans and tens of millions around the globe. Most victims succumbed to bacterial pneumonia following influenza virus infection.

Filming the MGM Logo

Amelia Earhart

Mae Questel ca. 1930’s, the voice of Betty Boop and Olive Oyl, Minnie Mouse, Felix the Cat (for three shorts by the Van Beuren Studios), Little Lulu, Little Audrey and Casper, the Friendly Ghost

Bea Arthur (née Bernice Frankel) (1922-2009) SSgt. USMC 1943-45 WW II. Enlisted and assigned as typist at Marine HQ in Wash DC, then air stations in VA and NC. Best remembered for her title role in the TV series “Maude” and as Dorothy in "Golden Girls".

In 1911, Bobby Leach survived a plunge over Niagara Falls in a steel barrel. Fourteen years later, in New Zealand, he slipped on an orange peel and died.

Emily Todd was Mary Todd Lincoln's half-sister. In 1856 she married Benjamin Helm, a Confederate general. After Helm's death in 1863 Emily Helm passed through Union Lines to visit her sister in the White House. This caused great consternation in the Northern newspapers. Emily Helm took an oath of loyalty to the Union and was granted amnesty.

Three days before his 19th birthday, George H.W. Bush became the youngest aviator in the US Navy.

Market Street, San Francisco after the earthquake, 1906.

All-American Girls Baseball, 1940's

Mary Ellen Wilson (1864–1956) or sometimes Mary Ellen McCormack was an American whose case of child abuse led to the creation of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. As an eight-year old, she was severely abused by her foster parents, Francis and Mary Connolly.

Sacajawea. Stolen, held captive, sold, eventually reunited the Shoshone Indians. She was an interpreter and guide for Lewis and Clark in 1805-1806 with her husband Toussaint Charbonneau. She navigated carrying her son, Jean Baptiste, on her back. She traveled thousands of miles from the Dakotas the Pacific Ocean. The explorers, said she was cheerful, never complained, and proved to be invaluable. She served as an advisor, caretaker, and is legendary for her perseverance and resourcefulness.

Zelda Boden, circus performer, ca. 1910.

A Confederate and Union soldier shake hands during a celebration at Gettysburg in 1913. Image from the Library of Congress. July 1-3, 2013 marks the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Geraldine Doyle, who was the inspiration behind the famous Rosie the Riveter poster.

Vintage Baked Potato Cart. A legitimate fast food lunch option back in the day.

Black physicians treating in the ER a member of the Ku Kux Klan

Cyclists ride in the first running of the Tour de France, in 1903.

Sergeant Stubby (1916 or 1917 – April 4, 1926), was the most decorated war dog of World War I and the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat. America's first war dog, Stubby, served 18 months 'over there' and participated in seventeen battles on the Western Front. He saved his regiment from surprise mustard gas attacks, found and comforted the wounded, and even once caught a German spy by the seat of his pants (holding him there till American Soldiers found him).

Nightwitches - Female Russian bombers who bombed Germany during WW 2. They had old, noisy planes & the engines used to conk out halfway through their missions, so they had to climb out on the wings mid-flight to restart the props. To stop Germans from hearing them & starting up the anti aircraft guns, they’d climb to a certain height, coast down to German positions, drop their bombs, restart their engines in midair & get the hell out of dodge. Their leader flew 200+ missions & was never captured.

Marilyn Monroe meets Queen Elizabeth II, London, 1956 Both women are 30 years old.

Chief Petty Officer Graham Jackson plays “Going Home” as FDR’s body is borne past in Warm Springs, GA, where the President was scheduled to attend a barbecue on the day he died. April, 1945.