Sunday, October 16, 2016

Taking a Short Break - Posting Update

I am taking a break for a few weeks.  I have to move and my computer will be boxed up.  I haven't taken many long breaks over the years. A few here and there. Normally, I would just schedule some posts for you all.

I've been posting almost every morning since 2009. Sometimes its good for me to step away for a bit.

Posts should resume around November 1st.

I appreciate all of you that visit on a regular basis. 


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Planet Earth II - Trailer

10 years ago Planet Earth changed our view of the world. Now we take you closer than ever before. This is life in all its wonder. This is Planet Earth II.

A decade ago, the landmark television series Planet Earth redefined natural history filmmaking, giving us the ultimate portrait of life on Earth. Planet Earth II, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, will reveal our planet from a completely new perspective, using significant advances in both filming technology and our understanding of the natural world.

And if you are not excited enough already it features an original score by legendary composer Hans Zimmer.

Coming soon!

Halloween Special


Lake Mono’s Tufas

Located in Owen’s Valley, California, Lake Mono is one of North America’s oldest lakes−over 1 million years old in fact, with a salinity of about 2.5 times than the ocean. Rivers and streams that flow down from the Sierra Nevada give the lake its unusually high salt and mineral content. The lake is also well known for being very alkaline with a pH of about 9.8, due to its high concentrations of carbonates.


Friday, October 14, 2016

10 People That Cheated Death


When the Tech Turns on You


Kid's School Project

The kids filed back into class Monday morning. They were very excited.

Their weekend assignment was to sell something, then give a talk on productive salesmanship.

Little Suzie led off: “I sold girl scout cookies and I made $30,” she said proudly, “My sales approach was to appeal to the customer’s civil spirit and I credit that approach for my obvious success.”

“Very good,” said the teacher.

Little Vicky was next: “I sold magazines,” she said, “I made $45 and I explained to everyone that magazines would keep them up on current events.”

“Very good, Vicky,” said the teacher.

Eventually, it was Little Joey’s turn. The teacher held her breath.

Little Joey walked to the front of the classroom and dumped a box full of cash on the teacher’s desk.

“$2,467,” he said.

“$2,467!” cried the teacher, “What in the world were you selling”

“Toothbrushes,” said Little Joey.

“Toothbrushes,” echoed the teacher, “How could you possibly sell enough tooth brushes to make that much money?”

“I found the busiest corner in town,” said Little Joey, “I set up a Dip & Chip stand, I gave everybody who walked by a free sample.”

They all said the same thing, “Hey, this tastes like dog crap!”

Then I would say, “It is. Wanna buy a toothbrush?


Spewing vomit majestically


GOP Being Forced to Carry to Term


Typical Night