Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Current Reading ... from 1912

I'm currently into the third book of the series.
Tarzan of the Apes, 1912
The Return of Tarzan,  1913
The Beasts of Tarzan,  1914
So far the best book is the first.  All except for the last paragraph.  The plot covers the origin of Tarzan and his upbringing in the jungle.  Then his 'rescue' and return to civilization in pursuit of Jane and the fact that he is actually the rightful heir to the estate and title of 'Lord Greystoke'.  Then in the final paragraph, just when you want the hero to triumph, he chooses to not disclose that he is the heir and gives up his rightful claim to the estate, the title, the wealth, and JANE, and simply walks away.  



Saturday, October 28, 2017

Lost at Sea .... Tahiti

There's been a news story about a pair of women who were 'lost at sea' for 5 months.  I could go on with many speculations and reasons as to why they should not have been lost, with the only excuses to these reasons being their own stupidity.  But... here is one reason they did find themselves lost for so long.

This is a picture of Earth's globe when centered directly above Tahiti.  Please note that it shows nearly entirely ocean.  I doubt they could have chosen a more remote place on the planet.

Side note; I'm sure there will be a book written about their ordeal, and I'm positive it will reveal, albeit grudgingly, that neither of them knew squat about navigation at sea.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Daily Adjustments

My new Fiat 500 has a driver's seat which in addition to having the standard forward-backward, and seat-back-recline adjustments also comes with a height adjustment.  All these are mechanical, it's not an electric seat.  The height adjustment works by repeated pumping it, either up or down, each pump doing somewhere between 1/8 to 1/4 inch of height adjustment.

Every morning on my way to work I give it two pumps down.  Every evening before driving home I give it two pumps up.

Why??  you may ask...

Because it's quicker than adjusting both the rear-view mirror and side mirrors.

I'll let you figure out the rest.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

NFL member confused

The guy on the right... is he kneeling in protest, or pledging with his hand over his heart?

Monday, October 9, 2017

Sisters and their Cats are safe.

Eagle Creek Fire Update:
"We’re happy to report on another positive outcome after the fire. The Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist, who maintain a convent in the hills outside of Corbett, were evacuated during the fire. The fire came within 50 feet of their home, but thanks to the efforts of firefighters who implemented structural protection measures around the convent, and the efforts of their arborist to Firewise their property, the convent escaped without any damage. The sisters, along with their cats and goats, have been able to happily return to their convent and their mission."

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Saw a Goat the other day.

Nice, but my new Fiat 500 probably gets 3 to 4 times the gas mileage.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Wildfire Perspective

The Eagle Creek wildfire.  17 days old, currently over 48,000 acres.  Started by a brainless teenager lighting fireworks.  Smokey the Bear needs to come out of retirement and slap that dumb-ass kid across the head (open claw would be preferred).

Yet this is only one Oregon wildfire.  The Chetco Bar fire has been burning for 68 days and is over 190,000 acres.

Oregon Fires

Chetco Bar
Crab Creek
Diamond Creek
Eagle Creek
East Crater
High Cascades Complex
Horse Creek Complex
Horse Prairie
Jolly Mountain
Kelsey Creek
Miller Complex
Norse Peak
Potato Hill
Sawmill Creek
Spruce Lake
Umpqua North Complex
Uno Peak

Death Star found orbiting Saturn !

Click to see the video!