Friday, July 5, 2013

"Grasshopper 325m Test | Single Camera (Hexacopter)"

"Published on Jul 5, 2013"

"On June 14, SpaceX's Grasshopper flew 325 m (1066 feet)--higher than Manhattan's Chrysler Building--before smoothly landing back on the pad. For the first time in this test, Grasshopper made use of its full navigation sensor suite with the F9-R closed loop control flight algorithms to accomplish a precision landing. Most rockets are equipped with sensors to determine position, but these sensors are generally not accurate enough to accomplish the type of precision landing necessary with Grasshopper."

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That is impressive.  They plan to reuse the rockets, even after re-entry.

Four for Fridays

Hello everyone! How is everyone feeling on the day after the Forth? The sun is shining and the birds are chirping. You guessed it.... I'm still on vacation. Anyways, here are some questions...

1) How often do you hear sirens in your neighborhood?

2) What kind of fireworks have you lit off?

3) What kind of animals have you seen in your backyard?

4) What magazine do you look for while waiting at the doctor's office?

Enjoy your weekend!

Open Blog - Friday

Roses are in season.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

"Best Things About Being Blind"

Check out Tommy Edison's YouTube channel:

"Congratulations! You are the 1.000.000 car crash!!!"

That's funny.

Some More Wildflowers!

Yes we have been out this week with birding for Drew and wildflower for myself. I hope everyone will enjoy the pictures. Drew is off work this week so there will be a lot more pictures to share with all of you.

This is a Canada Thistle it was taken at Horicon National Wildlife Refuge. We found these special for Daddy Orb's because he had mentioned something with my other post. So I looked it up and went out looking for this one for him. The top and bottom are the same flower.

These are Tulips the picture was taken at Chiwaukee Prairie Reserve. I could not believe I found these flowers in the field.

This is Garlic Mustard the picture was taken at Colonial Park in Racine.

This is a Wood Rose the picture was taken at Richard Bong State Recreational Area . I just thought this flower was so pretty.

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my roamin’ candles!  How are you?  Aside from the rain, recent weather has been much to my liking.  It’s the cool nights that make it nice.  Temperatures in the 80’s are fine by day, but the evenings are best chilled down.  Why can’t it just stay that way?  I’d pay for good weather.  Perhaps weather control will be a growth industry in the coming century.

Tomorrow, of course, is the biggest party day of the year in Racine: the 4th of July.  For one day, an entire city goes nuts.  Bars on the parade route open early and keep pouring until well after the fireworks end.  The parade is the highlight of the day.  As in previous years, I’m not sure if I’m going to the parade or not.  Probably not.  Of course, like every year, Junior will attend.  And like every year, he will watch girls much more than the parade.  Those hormones go crazy sometimes.

Maybe we’ll set up the grill and make some brats and burgers in the afternoon.  Or maybe someone else will. (Free food for whoever wants to come over and cook for us on the 4th.)  I know that I won’t be attending the fireworks.  They’re beautiful, but the crowds keep me away.  If I can see them from a rooftop or somewhere, fine.  I won’t be in the thronging masses on and near North Beach.  That’s too much sweaty humanity for me.

As in previous years, I’d like to salute and thank the Law Enforcement Officers and others who work tirelessly on the 4th to keep the holiday safe.  God bless you all.

You can visit for more information on the festivities.

Mr. Mayor Dickert is number 6 in the parade lineup.  He’s smart to get it over with before the crowd gets too liquored up.

Now that kringle has been named Wisconsin’s Official Pastry, I feel obligated to help spread the good news.  Therefore, each of my clients today will receive a complimentary kringle.  I know that most Racinians have a favorite bakery and flavor when it comes to kringle.  Mine are O & H Bakery and pecan kringle, but I wouldn’t turn down a slice of any flavor from the competition.  It’s all good.  Eat your favorite kringle proudly.  On Wisconsin! 

Maybe Wisconsin should have an Official Psychic.  I’d consider the position if the perks were right.  I have to get some sort of affordable health insurance for Junior and myself.  A state job would have the benefits I need.  Who do I have to hypnotize to get this ball rolling?  Which palms need reading and which need greasing?  I know what to kiss, and when.

Kisses and hugs to you, my dear readers.  Thank you for making my blog a part of your day.  Linger as long as you’d like.  Things move slowly, but surely, at Dear Madame Zoltar.

“Give me kringle, or give me death!”

Have a very happy 4th and a great week, my friends.  Enjoy summer.  It is here too briefly and stays away too long.  Live and love.  Kakistocracy!

Open Blog - Wednesday

Have a good day!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Monday, July 1, 2013

International Weird-Ass People's Day

Today is International
Weird-Ass People's Day.  
Please  send an encouraging message to a weird-ass friend..
Just  as I've done
I  don't care if you lick windows,
Sniff toilet seats  
Or occasionally shit yourself...

You hang in  there Sunshine,
You're frigging  special.

Open Blog - Monday

Happy July!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

A doctor in Duluth, Minnesota

A doctor in Duluth, Minnesota wanted to get off work and go hunting, so he approached his assistant.

"Ole, I am goin' huntin' tomorrow and don't want to close the clinic. I want you to take care of the clinic and take care of all my patients."

"Yes, sir!" answers Ole.

The doctor goes hunting and returns the following day and asks: "So, Ole, How was your day?"

Ole told him that he took care of three patients. "The first one had a headache so I gave him TYLENOL."

"Bravo, mate, and the second one?"  Asks the doctor.

"The second one had stomach burning and I gave him MAALOX, sir," says Ole.

"Bravo, bravo! You're good at this and what about the third one?" asks the Doctor.

"Sir, I was sitting here and suddenly the door opens and a woman enters. Like a flame, she undresses herself, Taking off everything including Her panties and lies down on the table and shouts: ‘HELP ME - I haven't Seen a man in over two years!!’"

"Tunderin' Lard Jeezus, Ole, What did you do?" asks the doctor.

"I put eyedrops in her eyes!!"

Die Antwoord - "Fatty Boom Boom" (Official Video)

What else is trending...

"Die Antwoord. If you’ve seen this South African rap group’s name before, you don’t need to read any further because you already love Die Antwoord, or you already hate them. If you hate them, you don’t want to know anything more about them, and if you love them, you already know everything there is to know about them."

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It's a freak show.  Her rapping/chanting is like a dentist's drill.    

"We Are Racine" Gets Recognition

From The Journal

"New day on Jacato Drive -- Residents see progress in troubled part of city"


Beth David puts her words into action.  Thank you for your efforts on behalf of Racine.


Published on Jun 16, 2013

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