Saturday, January 21, 2012

Preppers Make Reuters....

(Reuters) - When Patty Tegeler looks out the window of her home overlooking the Appalachian Mountains in southwestern Virginia, she sees trouble on the horizon.

 "In an instant, anything can happen," she told Reuters. "And I firmly believe that you have to be"PREPARED"

WOW..... I. Am. Speechless. Machining turned to 11

A Big thanks to reader Jim for sending over the link for this.....

All I found were these pictures of this incredible machined sculpture..

I will have to do some google-fu later.

Will this marriage last or will it go bust?

Look Closely....

Look Closely! 

 Notice anything? 

Look closely... 

You see it now? 

 ....Still don't see it?

 Come on now..

come on now you can't tell that...
I cleaned out my shop!

h/t to john b.

Amazing Card Trick....

This Says It All.....

Borrowed with all due respect to "IOTW"

Motorcycle Trip Planning.. For Machinists...

The the "American Precision Museum"

One  of the exhibits is 1/16 working scale models of machinery by "John Aschauer"
( Lots of info and pics at this previous link)

 John Aschauer was a true artist and a technician of rare skill.  The museum’s collection of his work includes two working machine shops, a steam power plant, which he began at the age of 14 during his apprenticeship in Germany, and a selection of other models.   For each one, he made every tiny screw, bolt and nut, machined every gear and every hydraulic pipe and fitting.    Scaled to 1/16 size, his models were made completely from his memory of all the machines he had worked on during his long career in the machine tool industry.

Scroll thru the pictures and videos on this "FLICKR PAGE"    I found.

One of the pictures is a "POSTER" that shows how much America cared about the men and manufacturing that made it great...

I Gotta Join The Gym...How Far is Brasil???

My Previous Post Missed The STANDING OVATION at the end...

The clip I posted earlier cut the audiences reaction...

Check out the audience, they send a message to the lamestream media

loud and clear...

Wake Up America...Another Painting by Jon McNaughton


Go Check out his website "HERE"

the picture below is copyright Jon McNaughton......

At This Point I will Take Almost Anyone But This Guy.......

You can dress 'em up but they are still what they are.....

What goes with Bacon?....Scrambled Eggs of course

H/T to blogbuddy "BoilerDoc"

Have You Ever Heard of Jean Michel Jarre?

I bet you have heard some clips from his 1976 album Oxygene....

We used to play this album for hours.......

Jean Michel André Jarre (born 24 August 1948) is a French composer, performer and music producer. He is a pioneer in the electronic, ambient and New Age genres, and known as an organizer of outdoor spectacles of his music featuring lights, laser displays, and fireworks.

His first mainstream success was the 1976 album Oxygène. Recorded in a makeshift studio at his home, the album sold an estimated 12 million copies. Oxygène was followed in 1978 by Équinoxe.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Capt. Francesco Schettino...........

Dolly Parton Takes the Stairway........

This is a pretty good cover I must say......Just pretend for a moment that this was her own

original song...............

I found this over in the comments thread at "ACES" there are lots of links that are posted. Take a listen to some of them.

Friday Afternoon , The Weekend is on the Horizon... (NSFW)

"It's Cold and it snowed and there's more coming tomorrow.... 

I need a day dream......Here's some niiice horizons....

One of Those days......

Just In Case You Didn't See This Before.....

Against the background of a darkening sky, all of the past Presidents of the United States gather before the White House, as if to commemorate some great event. In the left hand corner of the painting sits a man. That man, with his head bowed appears distraught and hopeless as he contemplates his future. Some of the past Presidents try to console him while looking in the direction of the modern Presidents as if to say, "What have you done?" Many of these modern Presidents, seemingly oblivious to anything other than themselves, appear to be congratulating each other on their great accomplishments. In front of the man, paper trash is blowing in the wind. Crumpled dollar bills, legislative documents, and, like a whisper—the U.S. Constitution beneath the foot of Barack Obama.

H/T to BillyBob

Making Bacon From Lettuce....

Please Enjoy This Picture.... Ill Be Back Later.....

Newt to the Lame Stream Media......

 I still can't get enough of Newt's take down of John King.....

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Horror Portfolio.....

Click through to the youtube page for the list of the clips..


This response is great!!

h/t to "C.W."

If You Watch One Thing On My Blog..This is it..."Shark Song"...

A Soon To Be Disney Classic... Must SEE!! LOL

Caleb Hepler, the assistant editor at Whitehouse Post, edited the classic 1975 thriller Jaws and turned it into Shark Song, a heartwarming Disney film about “a curious shark with a curious talent”. Caleb won the Grand Prize for Shark Song at Camp Kuleshov, a trailer-editing competition between assistant editors.

This Goes Out to My Blogfather Jay G.....

He shared some space with Ted Nugent on the escalator according to his facebook post....

( language warning)

The Irishman, The Skirt and The Bus.....

'In a crowded city at a busy bus stop, a beautiful young woman who was waiting for a bus was
wearing a tight leather skirt.

As the bus stopped and it was her turn to get on, she became aware that her skirt was too tight to allow her leg to come up to the height of the first step of the bus.

Slightly embarrassed and with a quick smile to the bus driver, she reached behind her to unzip her skirt a little, thinking that this would give her enough slack to raise her leg.

Again, she tried to make the step only to discover she still couldn't.

So, a little more embarrassed, she once again reached behind her to unzip her skirt a little more, and for the second time attempted the step, and, once again, much to her dismay, she could not raise her leg.

With a little smile to the driver, she again reached behind a third time to unzip a little more and again was unable to make the step.

About this time, a large Irishman who was standing behind her picked her up easily by the waist and placed her gently on the step of the bus.

She went ballistic and turned to the would be Samaritan and yelled, "How dare you touch my body! I don't even know who you are!"

The Irishman smiled and said:

"Well, ma'am, normally oi wud agree witcha, but after yer unzipped me fly tree times, oi kinda figured we wus lads!"

Borrowed and modified with all due respect from "SARGE" on a tip from commenter Jim :)

Occupy The PGA!!

I am a member of golf's 99%.  I play golf, but have not yet made it to the professional level!!
I have played the game for over 30 years, but have not really put in the practice time and study to be the best.  I also probably do not have the skills to really get there either.

However, I now feel that I should be paid by the successful professionals for trying.  It isn't fair that those players who have worked harder, have studied the game, have better equipment and are stronger and more skilled should make all that money.

Oh sure, they have their charities that they give millions of dollars to, but I am sure that they write all that off on their tax returns to reduce paying their fair share. Is that fair?

They should pay for my golf, buy me new equipment and pay me some of their winnings.  The whole system should be changed to accommodate people like me!!

Let's occupy a golf course and demand that those who are better at what they do pay for us who aren't as good. Whining should get us something, like media attention and sympathy from liberals!! 

Other's are Working on Their O' Face......

The Beginning of Profiling......

March 6, 1836 was the day it all started.

On that fateful day, Davy Crockett woke up and rose from his bunk on the main floor of the Alamo . He then walked up to the observation post along the west wall of the Fort. William B. Travis and Jim Bowie were already there, looking out over the top of the wall. These three great men gazed at the hordes of Mexicans moving toward them.

Suddenly.....with a puzzled look on his face, Crockett turned to Bowie and said,
"Jim..... are we having some yardwork done today?"

We Now Return To Our Regularly Scheduled Programming.....

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Okay, since I have been striking today against the SOPA bill  I actually decided to get

something done at work.  Rather than spending countless hours posting mundane

useless crap I went out on the road to make deliveries and keep my customers happy.

At 2:00pm this afternoon I was on the passenger side of a water delivery truck when

he decided he wanted to make take a right up a side street. He did a good job of the PIT

maneuver catching the left rear of my drivers side with his right front bumper.

It swerved me to the  left and the momentum carried me across the other lane 

where I landed against a curb on the shoulder . I will say that I am lucky no one

was coming in the opposite direction, it would have been a lot worse.

  The Police showed up and did their report and "Triple A" changed my tire.

We noticed that that rear axle had shifted back and the spring was damaged.  

   So far the damage that we can tell is a flattened quarter panel,

destroyed tire and rim, bent axle shaft broken leaf spring but luckily no dirty undies ;)

This picture doesnt quite show how flat the side is, and if you look closely there is a

huge gash on the top sidewall of the tire ( 5000 miles old).

So I am filling out forms and getting ready to take it to the shop and let the

insurance companies fight it out.  What will be amazing to see is the outcome.

I have been driving since 1978 and have never had an accident.

I pay my insurance bill every month.  This should get interesting.

SOPA/PIPA Strike......

I will be on internet strike from 8:00 am to 8:00am  9:20 Weds Thurs to join in the "SOPASTRIKE"

Please enjoy this view of our government at "WORK" 

( I hope my withdrawals don't last too long)

Good Morning...!!!

( thanks to google for this beautiful picture)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Constitutional right to 'bare' arms. ....NSFW

What is wrong in this picture?
 The first things I noticed were that she's not wearing ear or eye protection and she is jerking the trigger. Her grip is also too low, resulting in noticeable muzzle flip. I also notice that she fired off 1,537 rounds without reloading.

Understanding The Irish.....

(Language Warning)

H/T to BIGREDKEV across the pond :)

*Yells up the Basement Stairs..."Ohhh Noooorth!!!!!"........

This was as close as I dared to post in response to the comment thread "HERE"

any other info I googled wasn't even postable on this site

( I'm sure that may "shocker" some of you)

Tomorrow's Web Strike....

"Bayou Renaissance Man " has a breakdown about the  SOPA/PIPA strike that many websites

are participating in.

On his site he has a link to a website dedicated to the "STRIKE"

Are any of you planning on joining in on the strike?

Cop or Soldier?

An Interesting Quiz I've seen on some of the other blogs.

Can you tell the diffence?

I consider myself a layman when it comes to this stuff.

You can try "HERE"

Neither Predator Nor Prey.. Just Got Delivered.

 "JohnnyReb" had recommended this book to me in a comment on an earlier post.

It just got delivered by the good ole USPS I am in the middle of "UP COUNTRY" by 

Nelson Demille and plan on reading "NPNP" next.

Have any of you read either one of these?

LIVE !!!

Like Someone Left The Gate Open*.....................

(random pics from google)

  If a dog were your teacher, you would learn great stuff  like:
  a.. When loved ones come home, always run to greet  them.
  b.. Never pass up the opportunity to go for a  joyride.
  c.. Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
  d.. When it's in your best interest, practice obedience.
  e.. Let others know when they've invaded your territory.
  f.. Take naps and stretch before rising.
  g.. Run, romp, and play daily.
  h.. Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
  i.. Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
  j.. On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
  k.. On hot days, drink lots of water and lay under a shady tree.
  l.. When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
  m.. No matter how often you're scolded, don't buy into the guilt thing and right back and
 make friends.
  n.. Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
  o.. Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.
  p.. Stop when you have had enough.
  q.. Be loyal. Never pretend to be something you're not.
  r.. If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
  s.. When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.

*I saw this quote earlier on facebook and it struck me as such a great way to look at life!!

The Feral Irishman's Fishing Tips.......

An Interesting MEME Idea..... What Would You Say?

Someone has come up with an app that will post messages to your facebook wall 

after you "DIE".  I got to thinking about what I would say and to whom I would say it.

I'm sure that my tombstone would be vandalized by some of the people that I told

off with my postmortem screed. I am sure that some people would also realize how

much I loved and cared for them.

Anyway...  the meme idea was interesting but i don't think it would be a good idea to 

really list the things I  would say to others after my death considering that I'm not planning on dying.

Maybe I will do a post and date it for 50 years from now...................

The Hand of God, Luck, and The Navy Sea-Bees....

  Just "WOW"

Take Me Back To The 1960's.........

Although I was young I remember alot of the stuff in this great nostalgic video

with a great soundtrack...

It will take you back that's for sure....

Click here for some neat facts and music and "MEMORIES"

Some Amazing Photos of the Cruise Ship Disaster....

Story and pictures "HERE"