So the world has come to this?

 

Apparently, calling a police officer a frying pan is frowned upon in Malta.

Who knew?

May 19, 2015  Leave a comment

Respect

 

Canada recently won the Gold in the IHF Ice Hockey World Championships, and when it came time for the playing of their national anthem, the second place team from Russia chose to turn their backs and leave the ice rather than pay the Canadian team the courtesy of staying during the playing of “O, Canada.”

Russia is now facing punishment, and rightfully so. There is no excuse for this type of blatant disrespect, and I would like nothing more than to see Russia stripped of their Silver medals and prize monies, and be barred from the IHF tournament for a minimum of one year, if not more. 

 

Photo courtesy of Dallas News

May 19, 2015  Leave a comment

Give the thorns no greater power

“Life is thickly sown with thorns,
and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them.
The longer we dwell on our misfortunes,
the greater is their power to harm us.” ― Voltaire

April 18, 2015  Leave a comment

When an improvement is not an improvement at all

 

When US Highway 93 is torn down and replaced with yet another interstate highway, who will really gain anything at all? The tourists on their way from Arizone to Las Vegas will find themselves on yet another nameless, faceless stretch of double lanes and signs advertising the nearest Burger King or Best Western. I simply do not see how this adds to the experience of slowing down for those odd little towns that add so much character and color to what would otherwise be just another boring stretch of sterile concrete. I mean, who could possibly see this billboard and not be tempted to stop, stretch their legs and check out Digger Daves?

 

Source: America’s Last Highway

April 18, 2015  Leave a comment

Water bottle challenge

 

 

 

The Backwards Water Bottle

 

 

April 17, 2015  Leave a comment

You weren’t actually expecting privacy, were you?

 

Facebook is up to its old tricks…rolling out the new and “improved” Places function with no warning to its millions of users just why this is not such a good thing for them but an awesome thing for Facebook. Here’s an article you might want to check out: Facebook is using your check-ins as location reviews. If you’re fed up with FB’s continual sticking its nose in your business, here’s a short video on a few more reasons (as if you need any more) to delete your FB account: Delete your Facebook account. Finally, here are the rather convoluted instructions on how to actually accomplish deleting your FB account: How to permanently delete your FB account.

 

November 14, 2014  Leave a comment

A look from up above

 

Today’s offering from Daily Overview is particularly striking.

 

Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA

November 13, 2014  Leave a comment

Veteran’s Day 2014

Poppies and airplanes

November 11, 2014  Leave a comment

This is nuts…

Winter storm warnings in March in Austin, Texas?

 mw.weather.com/wxalrt/78753?family=webkit

Winter Storm Warning for Austin TX until 2014-03-04 13:00:00.0 … WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON CST TUESDAY… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON CST TUESDAY. * TIMING… FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING UNTIL NOON TUESDAY. * MAIN IMPACT… FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET… POTENTIALLY ACCUMULATING TO 1/10 INCH. ROADWAYS MAY BECOME HAZARDOUS… ESPECIALLY ELEVATED ROADS SUCH AS BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES. * OTHER IMPACTS… SENSITIVE PLANTS SHOULD BE COVERED AND PEOPLE AND PETS SHOULD BE INDOORS TO PREVENT HYPOTHERMIA. THUNDERSLEET OR THUNDER WITH FREEZING RAIN IS ALSO POSSIBLE. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW… SLEET… FREEZING RAIN OR FREEZING DRIZZLE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. THIS WILL CAUSE CONSIDERABLE TRAVEL PROBLEMS AND MAY POSE A THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY.

March 3, 2014  Leave a comment

Will it never end?

Freezing rain/sleet in Texas in early March? Inconceivable!

Special Weather Statement

 

March 2, 2014  Leave a comment

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