Thursday, October 1, 2020

Header Image Info..

Reader "M" sends:

I have noted exactly this sort of thing on many occasions…. where you find an old picture of some sort of engineering operation, and wonder how the hell this was accomplished without OSHA rules or paid vacation????

For example, if you regard images of the construction of the Firth of Forth bridge…. what an undertaking. All by hand, or mostly so. With such precision and real craftsmanship. Taken for granted by those who were there, an everyday thing that was done to great acclaim. Still in use to this day.

These sorts of things bring home what has been lost. -M-  



WOW... I spent some time googling info about that bridge. It's amazing the engineering feats that were accomplished as you noted.  The specification list and logistics of all the materials and manpower.

Truly awe inspiring.

Thanks M!!

Now I have to go on a google mission, "what is the Firth of Forth bridge?"



 Construction of the bridge began in 1882 and it was opened on 4 March 1890 by the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII. The bridge spans the Forth between the villages of South Queensferry and North Queensferry and has a total length of 8,094 feet (2,467 m). It was the longest single cantilever bridge span in the world until 1917 when the Quebec Bridge in Canada was completed. It continues to be the world’s second-longest single cantilever span. The bridge and its associated railway infrastructure is owned by Network Rail Infrastructure Limited. It is sometimes referred to as the Forth Rail Bridge to distinguish it from the Forth Road Bridge, though this has never been its official name. 


The bridge uses 55,000 tonnes (54,000 long tons; 61,000 short tons) of steel and 140,000 cubic yards (110,000 m3) of masonry. Many materials, including granite from Aberdeen, Arbroath rubble, sand, timber, and sometimes coke and coal, could be taken straight to the centre where they were required. Steel was delivered by train and prepared at the yard at South Queensferry before being painted with boiled linseed oil before being taken to where it was needed by barge. 

Above info from here <<< 


18 Tons of paint are used annually... < what??






Header image from this posting here<<<<


  These guys probably didn't complain like my crew nowadays:


Go spend some time reading about that engineering marvel.



Full Harvest Moon...




Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The Winner Of The 2020 Debate Drinking Game Has Been Found...







Header Image Info....


 From what information I can find, this is a picture of a large Victorian house being moved by horse power back 1908 San Francisco.

It's on the cover of this book:


  It's amazing when you look at that image for a bit and analyze what they were doing and how they accomplished it.

Here's a link I found with more images and information.

The Towns That Were Moved By Horses <<< 



"De-bate-a-cle" ™ ... When A Formal Discussion Turns Into A Fiasco...

  Pronounced Dee-beit-a-kul.


 Also, for those playing at home. These images are making the rounds on twitter:

#joewired <<<<<

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

My vote

 I'm not a big fan of Spinning Wheel, but I am of beauty and talent. Barbara has both. While Montgomery was very special in her own way, she lost this contest IMHO. Thanks to everyone who took time to comment. We will have to do it again sometime in the near future. Enjoy the video.

Helping Jeffery With The Elizabeth Montgomery Fans....



Click her picture for a whole bunch of young Elizabeth Montgomery photos.




Helping Jeffery With The Barbara Eden Fans...



 Click her picture for a link to a whole bunch of pictures of young Barbara Eden.







 * Reader PW sent an email with the idea for a "Chooseday" post. Here's my first take...

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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Here you gou Taminator013 (and all): "Jeannie" (Barbara Eden) vs "Samantha" (Elizabeth Montgomery)

 After several request, here is your chance to cast your vote for two of the hottest 60's-70's television beauties to grace television. I know there were others ( i.e. "Audra"/Linda Evans Big Valley, "Ginger"/Tina Louise/Gilligan's Island), but this contest is between these two.

I will see your Elizabeth Montgomery, and raise you one Barbara Eden. : vgb

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

♫♫ "I want my old America back" ♫♫

sent in by reader JK who writes: Pretty much sums up a what many of us feel. OLD AMERICA (Moccasin Creek Official Video)



I don't like communism and I don't wanna speak Chinese
I don’t care for globalization and I don't like the Middle East
Don’t give me that time's a changin' line of crap
I want my old America back
I miss the days of the pledge in school
And God on the dollar bill
Keep the screen door wide open all night long
Not worried about gettin' killed
And twenty bucks could buy me a tank of gas
I want my old America back

What happened to the pledge in school
They took God out too, man that ain't cool
United we stood, and divided we fell
If we don't bring it back now, then we're headed for hell
See gas is to high, we can't find no jobs
And them government crooks steady steal and rob
Tryin' take my guns, good luck with that
We're mounted up baby
'Bout to bring old America back

I say we keep the jobs at home and quit shippin' them overseas
Don't worry about foreign folks, let's worry 'bout you and me
And get our boys the hell out of Iraq
Let's have our old America back

I remember leavin' doors open all night
I remember bein' cool to have a fist fight
I remember sayin' prayers in school
I remember teachers teachin' us the golden rule
I remember 20 dollars fillin' up my tank
I remember when we used to even trust our banks
I remember when our president was born on our land
Let's take old America back
Baby that's the plan

Lord, shine your light upon this land I love
On the stars and stripes
On the stars and stripes
Lord, shine your light upon this land I love
On the stars and stripes
On the stars and stripes mes)

This Guide Will Eliminate Some Uncertainty.....












Must Have Been A Boilerdoc Sighting....













Wednesday, September 23, 2020

If I fit, I sit.


H/T to Rusty @ Lakeshore

TRUMP to Thunderstruck (must see)


H/T to Robert in Cullman

Add A Smile To Start Your Wednesday...









Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Who Wants A Burger And Bun(s)?


 sent in by Joe B. who added the caption "nummy!"














Amazing Salt Flat In Bolivia..


  Scrolling the interwebz this morning I happened across this gif:


at over four thousand square miles, and with a variation in surface elevation of less than a metre, bolivia’s salar de uyuni, when covered in a few centimetres of water, is the world’s largest mirror.

 So, I did some searching for salar de uyani.

Spreading out over 11,000-sq.-km, Salar de Uyuni is the largest salt flat in the world. An endless sheet of hexagonal tiles (created by the crystalline nature of the salt), dotted with pyramids of salt, Bolivia’s salt flats are a dazzling display of nature’s magic.

Despite the desert dryness, freezing night temperatures, and fierce desert sun, this landscape is not devoid of life. Pink flamingos, ancient cacti, and rare hummingbirds all live in the Salar de Uyuni.

During the wet season, which is roughly from November to April, the salt desert is transformed into an enormous salt lake, albeit one that is only six to twenty inches deep, traversable by both boat and truck. During this time, the shallow salt lake perfectly mirrors the sky, creating bizarre illusions of infinity.



Monday, September 21, 2020

Below Is A Wild Eyed-Full Blown-Radicalized-Triggered-Rabid-Liberal Fanatic. If her name isn't Karen, it ought to be (I'm sure "Jennifer" is an incognito name)).

 HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) – Marshall University has suspended one of its faculty members after a video clip in which she says she wished Trump supporters would catch the COVID-19 virus and die before the election went viral on social media.

Professor Jennifer Mosher, of the school’s Biology department, was teaching a virtual class session Wednesday when she commented on supporters of President Donald Trump at an indoor political rally not wearing masks.

Friday Marshall University released the following statement:

“Marshall University this morning announced it is aware of an overtly political statement made by a faculty member in a recent virtual classroom session and widely circulated on social media. The University does not support or condone the use of any of its educational platforms to elittle people or wish harm on those who hold differeing political views. The professor was removed from the classroom yesterday and is on administrative leave, pending an investigation. there will be no further comment on this personnel matter at this time.”

This is an excerpt from WOWK News.

Hear Mosher’s comments:

H/T to Ed in moulton




 Damn, that looks so good. I bet it tasted even better. 

Question, what do you/ did you do to get through the work day when day after day the internal frustration of dealing with constant bullshit from all sides starts/started to wear on you?  Granted, I work myself up a positive attitude when I walk in the door but behind my mask I'm saying "fuck you" while my eyes just smile. It's amazing the drama, immaturity, idiocracy and total lack of caring on display. March to the overlords beat. Decisions with no common sense. Second guessed on decisions made. etc. I do understand some of the overall frustration across the board but it wears on ya. I got big shoulders and a strong constitution so I'll make it till I decide not to. What would get "you" through?

and, no, randomly urinating in the coffee pot is out of the question :)

Sunday, September 20, 2020

This Morning I Laughed Out Loud And People In Line At Home Depot Looked At Me Funny...


Steve sent this earlier. My cart had a Biden. I'm still smirking at this meme.

 Whoever made this wins the internet.

You will NEVER be able to push a shopping cart without this image in your head.

Make copies and tape it to your shopping cart before leaving it in the corral!!

You're welcome, and... make your you don't have anything in your mouth when you proceed:


This is officially the last weekend of summer. Though it has passed very quickly, it has been a good one.







 I might just get one of these..



 available HERE<



Saturday, September 19, 2020

When You See It.....






 h/t to L in Portugal, thanks!



Please Feel Free To Enjoy This Schadenboner* Moment ( full clip of the RBG screamer posted earlier)

 If you chose to look up the tiktok account of the screamer, she identifies as a, you already probably knew this,


 * What does schadenboner mean?: Taking really, REALLY immense pleasure in the misfortune of some loathesome person-like creature.

Musical Interlude... ♫♫ I Want To Take You With Me...♫♫ Robin Trower

Over at EX's place he posted the great song "Bridge of Sighs" << 


Which reminded me of this song from the 2003  "Living out of Time" Album 


Robin Trower was supposed to play locally but they are rescheduling it.


Beautiful Sweater Weather Around These Parts...














As The Liberals Awake To The News Of RBG.. They Head Off To Starbucks....

Interested Forest Fire Damage.. Maybe A Professional Can Explain?


Mountainboy left this comment on an earlier post:

There is a side link on that site, showing burnt cabins/homes with zero forest burned around the building sites, I should have counted the cabins burned 7-8?, surrounding forest-zero. This gives rise to the question: Is the media and govt suppressing news that antifa is burning private property? Yo Feral, with your wide spread reader net can we get the true story behind this and if so, publicize the hell out of it. my damn phone kept going off when I was trying to study the site and so I don't trust my judgement on this yet. Please take a look, it might be something, maybe not. Stay safe. 

I went back and found this twitter post which I think MB is referencing:

This is drone footage captured during the Paradise CA fires from 2018?. Here is a link to the site. You can explore some very high resolution 360° drone images. LINK<<<  

Here is a quick video on how to navigate for best viewing once you get to the site imho:



I was starting to believe she really was the masterpiece of a very talented taxidermist


Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died. I hope she got right with the Lord before she passed. Nonetheless, her time on Earth is through and a new SCOTUS will be appointed. Her last wish was "not to be replaced until a new president is installed". Ruth should have known that we cannot wait four years to replace her.  I hope President Trump fills her seat before her body is cold.