Navy Flight Crew Grounded After Pilot Draws Penis in Sky: The Navy has apologized and announced it has grounded an aircrew from the Naval Air Station in Whidbey Island, Washington, after its pilots drew a giant penis in the sky with fighter jet exhaust. …Continue
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Here, at the top of a local mountain, is one of the favored spots to take family and other visitors to our area.
I jokingly call it the Tourist Trap, and tend not to mention details beforehand, just saying: “Thought you might like to see the…Continue
Although this video is slightly dated, it is the essence of the single most important question/issue of our time.
We are at the end of Trump’s first year in office and despite all that has been reported about him, his policies, plans, persona, and fitness, 35% of the voting public have been virtually unshakeable in their support of an individual who by all standards should never have been elected president and by current measure of political and social turns of events should be forced…Continue
As I lay in bed last night I understood for the first time the meaning of winter solstice; the reason for prehistoric astronomic calendars. I understood why Saturnalia (Yule, Midwinter) got usurped by Christmas.
It’s been a hell of a week.
This past Monday I came down with some intestinal affliction that had me sleeping…Continue
The need to identify with authoritarianism has, history teaches, far more of a grasp on those enthrall to it than any economic…Continue
One Church’s Opinion
On the street side of this church, ‘Peace’ is written in both English and Hebrew script.…Continue
Roy Moore Says Maybe Putin Right to Condemn Gay Marriage: In a recent interview with the Guardian, controversial Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore told a reporter that he thinks “maybe Putin is right” to condemn same-sex marriage. I hate to say it, but Judge Moore does have a point. I mean, how’s a public servant supposed to have time to chase underage girls around the malls if all his time is taken up marrying a bunch of gays?…Continue
“Flirting is NOT an invitation to touching. You know what is an invitation to touching? Being invited to touch ... with words.”
I recently received that comment from a woman, and…Continue
Nutcracker medley, Straight No Chaser (a famous a capella group) and Joshua Bell (a famous classical violinist)
The playing on this is insane.
There was a famous experiment done involving Bell in 2007, covered by the Washington Post. I described it in a comment a few years ago:
In 2007, this world-famous violinist went into a Virginia suburban Metro station…
My heart goes out to all affected by the wildfires in California, those who are still recovering from prior fires and those who are actively dealing with them today.
These are unedited photos from when the fires were up here in Oregon. I didn’t look or focus, just pointed the…Continue
When my husband came home from work and saw me passed out on the couch the other day he immediately knew the culprit, and that it must be hidden somewhere near.
This could be a story about addiction but it's not.
It could be a story about poverty as that was the origin of my issue, but, no, it's not - not this…Continue
I've been reading some of the male "denizens" here making "non-excuse" excuses, rationalizations for unacceptable behavior and tossing strawmen around so much I expect to see Dorthy and Flying Monkeys, FFS!
One even expressed that there weren't any "rules" for acceptable male behavior which made me blurt out, "You NEED…Continue
It snowed yesterday in Corpus Christi! Wow! First snow since Christmas Eve, '04. It's gone today though and the sun is bright!
Hallmark's wont to inflict sappy Christmas fare onward from July reflects its certainty that its junk-buying aged core demo may well not be about by Black Friday.…Continue
What are all those X's in the title? They're a rhythm.
Try clapping that rhythm and see if you can identify it. Try it twice through, repeated exactly. The capital X's are accented, but each x takes the same length of time. They represent eighth notes in a four quarter measure.
If you're having trouble counting them, there are eight X's per measure. In the first, accents are on 1, 3, 6, and 8. In the second, 4 and 6. This is really syncopated: Natural accents are on odd…Continue