"WAUWATOSA -- AMC Theatres confirmed to CBS 58 that bed bugs were found at their Mayfair Mall location.
"According to the company, the bed bugs were found earlier this month and isolated to three rows of seats in a single theater.
"The investigation stemmed from a single bite.
"AMC assured CBS 58 and the public that the bed bugs have been taken care of.
"'At AMC, we take aggressive steps, including inspections, if a bed
bug is suspected. If any inspection comes back positive for bed bugs,
the affected area is treated by a third-party pest control company. A
single auditorium at this location was treated early this month and
we’ve had no reports since treatment.'
"The Wauwatosa Health Department said they have not received a
complaint about the bed bugs, but ask people anytime they see bed bugs
to report them.
"CBS 58 was alerted to the bed bugs problem at AMC by a viewer."
The inaugural meeting of the JT Irregulars Illuminati was held this afternoon. An agenda was prioritized and is in the process of implementation. Oaths were sworn and a line was drawn in the sand. The JTI Illuminati will continue to meet secretly until their goals are achieved. Semper Vigilavi!
Just in.... The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced the the nominees for 2014 induction Wednesday morning. Surprisingly, some great artists this upcoming year!
The nominees are....
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Popular late '60's band known for combining electric Chicago blues with a rock urgency as well as their pioneering jazz fusion into their shows and recordings. Paul Butterfield was regarded as one of the finest harmonica players ever on stage.
Chic: Popular disco band from the '70's. Known for their hits, "La Freak", "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah), "Good Times", "Everybody Dance" and "My Forbidden Lover".
Deep Purple: Even though they went though a series of line up changes, Deep Purple has been cited as one of the pioneers of hard rock and heavy metal, along with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. Known for combining classical music and hard rock with very respectable results. Their best known song is the power riffing of "Smoke on the Water'. Other great tunes are "Highway Star", "Woman from Tokayo" and "Hush"
Peter Gabriel: Ever since Gabriel left the prog rock band Genesis in 1975, he has been difficult to label, world beat, pop, alternative, prog rock and indie all fused together in it's own uniqueness. Tunes like "Solsbury Hill", "Shock the Monkey" and "Sledgehammer" topped the charts. Gabriel is also the driving force behind World of Music, Arts and Dance (WOMAD) and a humanitarian for many causes including Amnesty International.
Hall and Oates: This American music duo achieved their greatest fame in the mid '70's and early '80's with chart toppers like "Maneater", "Kiss is on My List", "Private Eyes" and "Rich Girl". Their fusion of rock and roll with rhythm and blues (with some incorporation of new wave) are served up with strong hooks and melodies.
KISS: Best known for their outlandish make-up and costumes, as well as their theatrical stage shows, KISS became a household name in the '70's. Fueled by their hard rocking smash hits of "Beth", Rock and Roll all Nite" and "Detroit Rock City", KISS pioneered a larger than life personality that many bands today set to follow as well as legions of fans loyal to their cause.
LL Cool J: One of the leading pioneers for hip hop music in the late '80's and early '90's. Known for critically acclaimed tunes like "Mamma Said Knock You Out" and "I Can't Live Without My Radio". By the late '90's he crossed over to a successful career in acting. Now appears on the show, NCIS: Los Angeles.
The Meters: An American funk band from New Orleans. The band played an influential role as a backing band for artists such Robert Palmer, Lee Dorsey and Dr. John. Although they never achieved mainstream success, they are one of progenitors of funk music and they are highly influential amomg their contemporaries.
Nirvana: One of the premier grunge bands out of Seattle in the early '90's. This trio found unexpected success in the song "Smells Like Teen Spirit" as well as in "Lithium" and "Come as You Are". The band came to develop a sound that relied on dynamic
contrasts, often between quiet verses and loud, heavy choruses. Front man/guitarist Kurt Cobain became referred by the media as the 'spokesman of a generation'. Unable to cope with success and drug addiction, Cobain committed suicide, forever cementing the band's legacy.
N.W.A.: An American rap group from California. Widely considered one of the seminal acts of gangsta rap and sometimes considered the most important group in the history of rap music. This rap act endured controversy over explicit lyrics glorifying gangster lifestyle, drugs and disrespect towards women. Because of this, they were banned from many radio stations. Songs include "Fuck tha Police" and "Gangsta Gangsta".
The Replacements: Hailed from Minneapolis in 1979, the Replacements were one the pioneer acts for alternative rock. The Replacements played "heart on the sleeve" rock songs with self-deprecating lyrics. Best known for their "Let it Be" and "Tim" albums.
Linda Ronstadt: Perhaps the most successful female singer in the history of rock. Ronstadt's 30 plus album catalog that crossed over many genres has sold over a 100 million world wide. Tunes like "Blue Bayou" and "You're No Good" are regarded by many as her best work. Earlier this year, she was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease that left her unable to sing anymore.
Cat Stevens: Folk singer best known for his "Tea for the Tillerman" and "Teaser and the Firecat" albums before converting to Islam. Now called Yusuf Islam, he left the music scene to promote world peace.
Link Wray; An American guitarist from the 1950's, Link Wray developed the over driven, distorted power chords that many punk and heavy metal bands use today.
Yes: Another band the endured many line up changes. Yes is an English prog rock band that is distinguished by its mystical and cosmic 20 minute epics, usually with many complex instrumental passages. Their early and mid '70's albums like "Fragile" and "Close to the Edge" are considered classics.
The Zombies: Part of the British Invasion pop scene, The Zombies are best known for their tunes, "She's Not There", "Time of the Season" and "Tell Her No".
I know it's a lot reel in, but only FIVE of these artists would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I know what my picks are, but I was wondering what FIVE would you pick and why.
GREAT information! Once in a while, there is something that comes down
the pike that is of real importance.
What is the difference between http and https? Don't know how many of you are aware of this
difference, but it is worth sending to any who do not. The main difference between http:// and https:// is
all about keeping you secure. HTTP stands for
Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. The S (big surprise) stands for "Secure." If you visit a
website or web page, and look at the address in the web
browser, it will likely begin with the following: http:///.
This means that the website is talking to your browser
using the regular "unsecured" language. In other words, it is
possible for someone to "eavesdrop" on your computer's conversation
with the website. If you fill out a form on the website, someone might see the
information you send to that site. This is why you never ever enter your
credit card number
in an http website! But if the web address begins with
https://, that basically
means your computer is talking to
the websitein a secure code that no one
can eavesdrop on. If a website ever asks you to enter your credit card
information, you should automatically look to see if the
web address begins with https://.
If it doesn't, you should NEVER enter sensitive information...such as a credit card number, SS #, etc.
While I was out taking fall and bird pictures I thought I would get some Halloween pictures to share with you also. I always like to take pictures of the different holidays and share them with my friends that are like family to me. I hope everyone enjoys the pictures.
This picture was taken on Ohio St. Mount Pleasant Wi.
This picture was taken on Ohio St. Mount Pleasant Wi.
This was taken on 4 Mile Rd Caledonia Wi.. It is Freddy in the tree with a spider crawling on him.
This was taken on 4 Mile Rd. Caledonia Wi.
This was taken on 4 Mile Rd. Caledonia Wi.
I do have more Halloween pictures to share. This weekend we are going up north for our Grandson's first birthday so I am going to see what kind of Halloween and Fall pictures I can take up there to share with you.
"Anki DRIVE™ uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to deliver a racing game
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more you race, the more points you earn to upgrade your cars.
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"From the creative minds of Zack Snyder (Man of Steel) and Bruce Timm
(Superman: The Animated Series) and produced by Warner Bros. Animation,
this short follows Superman through the years, from his first appearance
on the cover of Action Comics #1 to Henry Cavill in this year's Man of
Steel...all in two minutes!
Hello, my darling dudes and dudettes!How are you?We had to turn on the furnace to take the chill out of the air the past
few nights.Oh dear.The slide towards winter continues.There are many beautiful color variations
amongst our trees and shrubs.I have
Junior out there raking up the leaves once a week.He hates it.Too bad.Chores around the home
Our deliriously devastating Green Bay Packers clipped the
wings of last week’s opponent, the Baltimore Ravens.Raise a cheer!Huzzah, huzzah!This coming Sunday’s victims are the
Cleveland Browns.(What kind of team
name is that?“Browns?”How about the Black and Blues?)May our awesome and elegant Packers beat the
snot out of them.
As for the Irregular Football League, Mr. OrbsCorbs’
Orbliterators remain in first place, but he took some licks this past
week. Look at the graphic to the
right.Oh my.No more Mr. Undefeated.No more cock of the walk.No more telephone calls yelling “Booyah!” at
Mound madness continues in Racine,
with Mr. Mayor Dickert garnering more and more publicity for his plan to sell a
possible Native American burial mound to a local family.As this ruckus unfolds, national newspapers
and television networks have become interested.Mr. Mayor, who prides himself on himself, usually craves the spotlight,
but I don’t think he likes the tone of the attention that he’s currently
receiving.Ho-hum, another black eye for
Racine.So it goes.
Finally, here’s a heartwarming video for those who believe
in paying it forward:
How nice, but I think that 5 twenty dollar bills would be better
than one hundred dollar bill for these people.Where can a street person cash a hundred?A liquor store is the first thing that came
to my mind.
Thank you, my sweets, for stopping by to read my blog.I adore visitors and I welcome you all.I hope you find something of value here.
Enjoy our autumn weather, my dears.Put on a jacket or sweater and get out to see
the colors.I wonder what Petrifying
is like?At its peak, the scenery there
is awe-inspiring.Watch out for school
buses and children.I love you all.Gaberlunzie!
"If you’ve ever been unable to stop yourself from eating too many
Oreo cookies it may not be your fault--a new college study says one of
America’s favorite desserts is just as addictive as drugs in lab rats. "The study
by students at Connecticut College found that when the rats ate Oreos
they formed an equally strong association with the cookies as when other
rats were injected with cocaine or morphine. "Additionally, researchers found eating the cookies activated even
more neurons in the rats’ brain 'pleasure centers' than the addictive
drugs. “'Our research supports the theory that high-fat/ high-sugar foods
stimulate the brain in the same way that drugs do,' Neuroscience
Professor Joseph Schroeder said in a school press release. 'It may
explain why some people can’t resist these foods despite the fact that
they know they are bad for them.' "The student behind the study says she wanted to explore how foods
with high fat and sugar content contribute to obesity in low-income
communities, and that the results are troubling. “'Even though we associate significant health hazards in taking drugs
like cocaine and morphine, high-fat/ high-sugar foods may present even
more of a danger because of their accessibility and affordability,'
Jamie Honohun said. "On a lighter note, Honohun says they also got a surprise when watching the rats eat the Oreos. “'They would break it open and eat the middle first,' she said."
I finally managed to drag myself out of bed early this morning and try to photograph Comet ISON. I tried Sunday morning from my place in Tucson, but the light pollution was too much. This morning I drove out east to get away from the city lights.
My usual place is at the the end of Speedway and technically part of Saguaro National Park. When I got there, the parking lot was blocked off with barricades due to the government shutdown. Fortunately, there was plenty of room at the side of the road to set up...I figured I shouldn't get arrested as long as I don't cross the barricades.
Comet ISON is conveniently situated near Mars and the bright star Regulus in the constellation of Leo. I knew that if I got Regulus and Mars in my frame, I should have ISON as well. It's nice to have bright, easy to find guide stars. I set up my Canon 60D on my iOptron SkyTracker and tried a variety of exposures and settings. Here is the one I have done the most work with so far.
Bright blue Regulus is on the right, orange Mars in the middle, and the faint Comet ISON to the upper left. I know others have gotten better pics, but they have all used telescopes...now I have just shown ISON is in the reach of a digital SLR!
ISON is still fairly faint, but is coming closer to the Sun and will continue to brighten. How bright is a good question, but naked eye visibility seems a safe bet within the next month. ISON passes closest to the Sun on November 28th...less than a million miles from its surface! If ISON survives this close pass, it could be very bright in early December as the gases sublimate and it forms a very long tail. Of course that is a big if.
There has been speculation it could be "as bright as the Moon" and visible during the day. Let's put the kabash on this...IF it gets that bright, ISON will be VERY close to the Sun in the sky and hence very difficult, even dangerous to try and spot. I wouldn't even recommend trying unless you really know what you are doing.
The Zodiacal light was easily visible as well, but I didn't get a good pic of it. Before leaving, I turned my camera to the Orion Nebula, set the shutter for 30 seconds and let it rip. I think the resulting picture was well worth the extra minute.
Again I am pleasantly surprised at how much you can do with an off the shelf camera and setup and fairly modest skills (I am working on the skills...need to learn more Lightroom and Photoshop!)
The next few days are a good time to try for ISON as it is still close to Mars. I may try again this week before the Moon starts moving into the morning sky. Keep an eye on ISON...I can't wait to see how it looks at its best!
"Sweetheart, I'm gonna check the other side of the road for the Red-Necked Phalaropes" as I kissed Tender Heart, "Wish me luck!" I checked both ways before crossing the road that was blackened with fresh asphalt. The coast is clear.... I get to the other side and see some Baird's Sandpipers on the mudflats worthy to take pics of. VRROOOOOM!!!!!! My body starts to sway with a powerful gust of wind. My teeth get rattled. No doubt that my pic just got ruined. A tank truck carrying milk had just blasted trough! I look to the left to see another birder a hundred feet away from me shaking her head in disgust. She throws her arms up in acknowledgement to what has happened. We exchanged looks as if to say,"This is nuts!" I look down on the gravel on the shoulder-a dead Yellow Headed Blackbird. Obliviously roadkill. This is a typical scene on Highway 49.
Highway 49 is a 128 mile state highway that starts by the Quad Tech Co. off of U.S. 41 and runs east/west to Waupun before it takes a 90° turn north towards Wittenberg in Marathon Co. A portion of it goes through the northern tip of Horicon National Wildlife Refuge, one of Wisconsin's best birding spots. Here is where millions of migrating birds make their pit stop on their respective journeys.
The above picture of Hwy 49 (by the historical marker at Horicon) was taken (by someone else) before road construction took place over the last summer. It may look quiet in the photo, but looks can be deceiving. Tender Heart and I would take this bumpy route from U.S. 41 by Lomira, through the quiet town of Brownsville, to Horicon. Stopping along this 3 1/2 mile stretch of road before the Auto Tour and Trails is mandatory. Here is where the most of the waterfowl, shorebirds and many rarities can be seen. It would take us an hour or more just to drive slowly along the gravel shoulders to get a good view of everything. A birder's paradise!
Over the summer, the bone jarring, bumpy road underwent a facelift. Some brand spanking new asphalt was laid out from Lomira past Horicon Marsh and beyond... Coverts were replaced and added. A smooth ride. Sweet, or so I thought. A highway turned into a speedway! Miles of unstoppable roadway without snapping off the axles. To make matters worse, the road was widened and the gravel shoulders steeper. Now you are sitting there on a 45° angle while a semi buzzes inches close to the side mirrors. Sounds like fun, huh?
These developments caused a quite a stir among the birding community. Birders across the state complained loudly in Wisconsin Birding on Facebook. Not only we fear for our safety, but for the safety of the wildlife as well. There is a sign upon entering the marsh area that says "Give wildlife a brake!", but who reads signs these days? Some birders have petitioned against the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to have the speed limit lowered through the marsh. The WDOT, the only authority on speed limits on the major highways, would NOT budge! To me this is ridiculous! I fully understand that Highway 49 is a commercial route and birding is a low impact recreation. Going the town of Brownsville is 25 mph. Understandable it is a residential neighborhood and it's for safety's sake, why not give the birders and the wildlife the same opportunity? Would it kill the surrounding local businesses if a few minutes were added on to the driving time? Then again, time is money and who's going to make money of bunch of people with binoculars?
Honestly, I'd like to see the speed limit lowered to 35. Personally I don't that happening anytime soon, even with a community of wildlife lovers hovering down the necks of WDOT. I'm at a loss for a solution, but I'll guarantee that we will not stop birding there. It's in our blood.....
Below are some pics taken from that same stretch of road....
From top to bottom.... American White Pelicans, Great Egret, Lesser Yellowlegs, Gadwall
My God. I didn't use intravenous drugs, but I knew people who did. Their world just got a little more hellish.
As for ". . . the hope is that these images are horrific enough to prevent people from using the drug," good luck with that. Normal people would never use it, but addicts don't give a damn about consequences.
"WHEN LIVES ARE LOST DUE TO POLICE ACTION, SHOULD POLICE JUDGE THEMSELVES?"
"Please support Wisconsin Representatives Garey Bies (R) and Chris Taylor (D) in their efforts to protect civilians and law officers
from unfair investigations. Their co-sponsored legislation is titled
the 'Citizens and Law Enforcement Safety Act.' Bill #AB 409 . "This is the first bill in the nation to ask for statewide, independent, and professional review of police-involved deaths. "Both legislators have extensive backgrounds in law or law enforcement
and together they have drafted a bill that requires an independent
professional review of police-related fatalities. "Whether a citizen perishes in a corrections facility, a
police-related automobile accident or by use of deadly force, all
aspects of police-related deaths would be reviewed by a panel of
experienced law 'professionals' (not just police officers associated
with the department involved). The panel would be appointed by a
high-ranking elected official and possess the same level of objectivity as a grand jury.
"Nothing harms an officer's psyche more than a shooting death followed
by a cloud of suspicion surrounding that officer's judgment or the
integrity of the investigation. This Bill would help ensure that once
cleared by an impartial investigation, an officer could move quickly
beyond the incident."
I know I haven't kept up with my Fall pictures. I am sorry about that but I do have some really nice pictures here for you. I do enjoy going out to take the pictures so I can share them with you. I also heard on the news yesterday that this is just the start of the Fall colors. So here are some more pictures!
This picture was taken at Richard Bong State Recreational Area in Brighton Wi.
This picture was taken at Richard Bong State Recreational Area in Brighton Wi.
This picture was taken at Shoop Park in Racine Wi.
This picture was taken at Prichard Park in Racine Wi.
This picture was taken at Prichard Park in Racine Wi.
This picture was taken at the Root River in Racine Wi.
I know some of the pictures do not have any Fall colors yet that is why I am putting them on here to show you how they will be changing soon. Some of it depends on the weather and the way the sun shines on the trees. I hope you enjoy the pictures!
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"The famed Bald Eagles from Decorah, Iowa are back on their nest and ready to start a new family! World famous and live streamed via the internet by the Raptor Resource Center, anyone can view the parents raise their eaglets from egg to fledglings from the comfort of their homes. Using infrared cameras and microphones, the eagles can be seen around the clock during the nesting season, which starts in January or February and runs till June."
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