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Friday, March 24, 2017

Some Laughs for Friday

We all like to laugh, so I thought for this Friday's post I will just search for some funny stuff that I can post.  Hope at least some of them tickle your funny bone.

This first one is for my cousin who just loves blonde jokes.  This one is for you Carol:
In case you have trouble reading the above, it says: "Dear, if you're gonna pad your bra with Kleenex, take them out of the box first".

Typical wife insisting that her husband should quit leaving his clothes laying around all over the place.  You know, leaving the leaves.

The origins of computers, they were not made by man but evolved on their own.  Yea, right.
Mankind has always been protected by guardian angels, but with some of the safety features we have come up with has made their jobs so much easier:  

Well, that is it for today.  I hope I at least made you grin and make sure you have a great day, you hear?

Thursday, March 23, 2017

It is a Strange Universe.

This universe we live in is a strange place.  It is a place where clocks run at different speeds, places where gravity is so strong that light can't escape, unimaginable collapsed stars that are very, very, very huge diamonds, a planet where its day is longer than its year, the moon is moving away us, the sun's rays that warms you are really old, and the stuff that makes up the universe.

Clocks run at different speeds - yep, but not enough to really interfere with most of us, but if you are a jet pilot, his watch would lag behind yours.  As the speeds increase, they lag even more, so satellites and space flights have to take that lag into account.

Large dying stars collapse into black holes.  Black holes are the strangest things in the universe.  Some of these dying stars are so very huge that they collapse into a very huge diamond.  Just don't tell your girlfriend about them.
The above picture represents a collapsed star that measures  2485 miles (4000 km) across and that has a core made up of 10 billion trillion carats or more.

The planet Venus will complete an entire orbit around the sun before it rotates once on its axis.  That really helps heating that place up.

The moon moves almost one and a half inches away from the Earth every year.  Someday it will break loose from the Earth's gravity and take off on its own.  That will mess up the tides and moonlight walks.

It only takes light eight minutes to travel the 93 million miles from the sun to earth, but it took that same light 30,000 years to get from the core of the sun to its surface.

What stuff do you think makes up our universe?  Well, it is mostly empty space, but there are ten billion trillion (10 followed by 21 zeros) stars.  So, there are more stars than grains of sand on Earth!!  Ain't this universe wonderfully strange?  Now, enjoy living here and have a great day, you hear?

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Wondering About the Word "WAVE".

What did you first think of when you read the word "WAVE" in the title of this blog posting?  That word has a lot of different meaning.  I first thought of radio waves, since I am an amateur radio operator, but that is only one kind.  I would also wave at you when I see you

Waves can be defined by what medium they travel through. The two basic waves are mechanical and electromagnetic.  When you throw a stone into the still waters of a pond, that ring of waves that are produced are mechanical.  Mechanical waves need some sort of medium to travel through, whether it be liquid or solid.  Electromagnetic waves do not need any media to travel through.  That is why they can travel through space and we can converse with the astronauts on the moon.

Without ocean waves what would the surfers do?  Without ladies wanting waves in their hair, beauticians and hair stylists would have nothing to do.  Without audio waves we would have trouble talking to each other.  Without electronic waves I couldn't write this blob on my computer nor could I post it on the internet where you can access it through waves and then read it on your computer.  OK, now I will wave goodbye and hope you all have a great day, you hear?

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Wondering About Tobor the Robot.

I was remembering some TV shows that I watched when I was a kid growing up.  One of my very favorite was Captain Video.  OK, I am giving my age away again because Captain Video was on the air from June of 1949 through April 1955.  It was estimated that there were 1537 episodes of that show.  It aired Monday through Saturday and I bet I saw almost all of those shows except maybe some of the very first ones.  I am trying to remember when we got our first TV.  There was only a couple of TV stations available, so we didn't have all that many choices north of Pittsburgh.  So, of course the first TV broadcast came from that city.  The channel we watched was WDTY.  What?  You never heard of that channel?  Well, it later became KDKA.

Now, back to the main subject.  On the show, Captain Video, one of the evil characters was a robot that was put together backwards.  So, instead of being a great help to humans (which it was supposed to be), it became humankind's nemesis.  Even the name stamped on it was backwards.  It was supposed to say ROBOT, but when stamped backwards it read TOBOR, and that is where it got its name, Tobor the Robot.  Here are some pictures:

Dave Ballard played Tobor in the Captain Video series.  Tobor was quite tall so it would take a tall man to play that part.  Dave Ballard was 7'- 6" tall, so he was perfect for the part.  As you can see from a couple of the pictures above that have people with the robot, that it was quite tall.  That made it even scarier.  Now, don't get chased by any bad robots but have a great day, you hear?   

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Spring Wild Flowers.

I went out and walked around the yard yesterday.  I saw a lot of Spring wild flowers blooming all over the place and of course, I had to come in and get my camera.  I figured that I would post them on my blog and that is just what I am going to do.

Spring time is always pretty with splashes of color from wild flowers all over the place.  OK everyone, today is a good day to take time to smell the flowers and have a great day, you hear?

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Beware of the Ides of March

Oh my, today is the Ides of March.  Watch your back, especially if you are an emperor.  OK, how many of you know what the "ides" mean?  First of all, let me tell when the ides are.  The "Ides" fall on the 15th of March, May, July, and October but on all the other months, it falls on the 13th.

The saying, "beware of the ides of March" came from Shakespeare in his play "Julius Caesar".  That was the date that Caesar's enemies, some senators who must not have agreed with the way he was running things, planned on killing him.

Of course, other important things happened on this date, also as they do on every day.  Andrew Jackson (1767), Jimmy Swaggart (1935), Fabio (1961), and lots of others were born on this date.  Of course lots of people died on this date, also.  Elizabeth Taylor, Lloyd Bridges, Aristotle Onassis, and others.  CBS cancelled the "ED Sullivan Show" (1971).  I could go on and on but the point is, that on any day, there have been good and bad, huge and tiny, funny and sad, mysterious and expected things happen every day of every year.  So, just live today and have a good one, you hear?

Friday, March 10, 2017


Hiccups run in my family.  My Grandad would get hiccups that would last and last and last, sometimes for weeks.  A couple of times, his doctor said that they would have to operate and cut the nerve that controls them.  They would always quit at the last minute and he never had the operation.

Yes, I get hiccups also, but they never last very long, maybe a few minutes.  Lately I have been having a hiccup.  Yep, just one.  I will be sitting here and all of a sudden I go "HIC" quite loudly.  No hiccups just one lone, loud hic.  So, what do you call that?  It can't be hiccups, because that word is plural. So you see, I just get a hiccup.  Now, sip some water and hold your breath and try not to go "hic", but have a great day, you hear?