Friday, June 4, 2010
The first boy couldn't understand why he ran away so he took off after his friend. Finally, he caught up to him and asked, "It was interesting man, why did you run away?"
The other boy replied, "My Mom told me if I ever saw a naked lady I would turn to stone, and I felt something turning to stone, so I ran."
1) What is your favorite sport?
2) What is your favorite sports team?
3) Did you participate in any sports activities when you were younger? If so, what?
4) Who is your favorite athlete?
Enjoy your weekend!
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Well, I haven't had much time to blog recently (and June doesn't look much better, but I will try) but this story is too good not to do a quick post on. Jupiter has been smacked again by something...a comet or asteroid. Again, it has been discovered by amateurs. First reported by Anthony Wesley and confirmed by Christopher Go, they each got video of the event. Here is a still from Wesley's video.
Pretty prominent little bright spot there. You can watch the video here.This just happened today, so it's still a developing story...stay tuned.
UPADTE: The video has been posted to Youtube, so here it is.
Reprinted with permission from the Half-Astrophysicist Blog.
That is an act: http://www.entertainmentevents.com/pdf/LNC2_Pro_Sales_Kit.pdf
She looks and sounds authentic. And very funny.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
No matter what the calendar says, I know that summer is officially here when people are walking around in shorts and air conditioners are clicked on everywhere. Happy happy June! Enjoy the wonderful, though variable, weather. People have spent a lot of time working on their lawns and gardens. I have seen some simply gorgeous flower beds in Racine. Many stores and businesses have also beautified their grounds. Downtown Racine looks very inviting. Even vegetable gardens are attractive. I think that growing food is beautiful. And yummy.
Unfortunately, the good weather also brings out some bad elements, like boom cars and loud parties. Some of my neighbors celebrated their Memorial Day with sonic assaults of rap music blasting from their house, while various boom cars drove up in apparent duels of decibels. Oh my. This was accompanied by children screaming and intoxicated adults yelling. What a patriotic show. I’m sorry; it was all I could do to keep myself from placing the dreaded Zoltar® Curse™ on them. Fie on such disrespect! Shame, shame, shame.
Not to beat a dead horse (because I believe that it’s still alive), but the Racine Post continues with their campaign of keeping a spotlight on the Laurel Clark Fountain situation: http://news.racinepost.com/2010/05/fountain-cont.html. As I’ve stated in the past, I am very pro-children when it comes to the fountain and I believe that the city should pursue any and all alternatives towards that end. Maybe even supernatural ones, or at least paranormal. If the city is gong to hire grant writers and economic developers, they should also consider hiring a psychic to advise them on city affairs. In any case, I sincerely hope a solution is found which will once again allow our children to play in the fountain. If not, I may still resort to the dreaded Zoltar® Curse™.
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog today. I do so appreciate my regular Irregulars and others. It makes me feel like I am part of an extended family. Thank you all so much for your kindness. Sometimes the solace of a friend is so deep and genuine that it only takes a few moments to feel refreshed.
Don’t forget to submit your musical requests and indecent proposals to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch out for bicyclists and children on our streets and roads. They don’t always do the adult thing – even the adults. Play hard, but play smart. "Summer’s here and the time is right for dancing in the street." Actizol!
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Monday, May 31, 2010
The second great story for Eurovision this year is the winner. This is a girl that just turned 19 last week and up to 4 months ago completely unknown, just your average teenager. They were having a competition going on in Germany looking for their Eurovision star, they set up photobooth like things around and people left something like a 1 minute audition in a camera.. the Eurovision officials/producers in Germany found this girl and she ended up winning with over 100,000,000 people watching. Her reaction when she won was great. I did like this song and was glad it won, although not my favorite but pretty good none the less (especially if you were to watch the whole 40 songs that competed). I was trying to find a clip of the final song (the winner gets to perform again after they won) because you can see the surprise on her face.. was having a hard time finding one of the final performance.
This was my favorite, unfortunately he ended up 5th or 6th (the ones I like never end up winning).. kinda a John Mayer kinda sound
Sunday, May 30, 2010
A B-1 Bomber on the ground.
An A-10 in flight. These are stationed at DM and are a common sight in the skies of Tucson.
They did a simulated bombing run and set off a bunch of explosives. Very impressive. I still wonder what they set off that made those two cool smoke rings.
There was a halo around the Sun (due to ice crystals in the upper atmosphere). I tried to get an aircraft flying through here, but couldn't get positioned right (and the timing of the shot is difficult with a fast moving plane). I even tried to find a U.S. flag to block the Sun, but the U.S. flag was flying next to a tent and in I couldn't get the U.S. flag in front of the Sun (would have had to stand under the tent for the angle to work). Still, was happy to get this shot.
An F-22 on display on the ground.
The Thunderbirds were the highlight act. I kept trying to get a pic of them doing a pass and found the timing difficult. This is the best one I got (try taking a pic of planes flying in opposite directions at 400 mph!)
Here is a nice low pass.
Finally, a little classic formation flying.
I startd smoking young, 7th grade, but that is ridiculous.