2021 November

Friday, November 26, 2021

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[Christmas Music] The Keys Chamber Orchestra will be playing Christmas music in front of the Methodist Church.  Stop by, listen and sing.  Centennial Bank is providing song sheets and Winn Dixie is providing cookies to enjoy after the show.  Bring chairs, beach towels or blankets to sit on.  Please park on the south side of the building.  Casual, fun, fill up with holiday spirit. Mark your calendar on December 19, 4-5 p.m., Big Pine Methodist Church 280 Key Deer Blvd.
How much toxin from algae blooms is enough to make people sick? FAU aims to find out. Video
[Crows] I won’t live anywhere there are crows. They are the only birds I hate. They’re loud, annoying, and they steal. Awful birds with their beady little eyes and irritating cawing.
Two cruise ships scheduled to visit Key West on Saturday raise serious concerns about the City’s intent to respect the wishes of its citizens. Although the US Centers for Disease Control and US Coast Guard have given authority to the City of Key West to approve or disapprove visits by any individual cruise ship to any of Key West’s three cruise terminals, the City has apparently failed to exert that authority. In the absence of any assertion of the City’s authority, it appears that Pier B Development Corp, local ship’s agent John Wells, and the cruise lines have decided to resume business-as-usual operations in the Port of Key West.
This is a sad moment for the voters of Key West, who overwhelmingly approved limits on cruise ship capacity and daily disembarkations over one year ago, only to see this election overturned by the Florida Governor. As we continue to wait for our local elected officials to restore the results of that election by ordinance, it appears that the City has now failed to use its authority under the CDC’s Conditional Sail Order, which is designed to protect and empower vulnerable communities like Key West from the public health risks posed by cruise ships.


The Jetsons takes place in 2062, and George Jetson is 40 years old, which means that somewhere right now George Jetson is being conceived.

[Friday Joke] A married man was having an affair with his secretary. One day, their passions overcame them in the office and they took off for her house. Exhausted from the afternoon’s activities, they fell asleep and awoke at around 8 p.m. As the man threw on his clothes, he told the woman to take his shoes outside and rub them through the grass and dirt. Confused, she nonetheless complied and he slipped into his shoes and drove home. “Where have you been?” demanded his wife when he entered the house. “Darling,” replied the man, “I can’t lie to you. I’ve been having an affair with my secretary. I fell asleep in her bed and didn’t wake up until eight o’clock.” The wife glanced down at his shoes and said, “You liar! You’ve been playing golf!”


[Thanksgiving Week] When Moms everywhere starve their families because the $300 worth of food in the fridge is for Thanksgiving and they are not going back to the grocery store, dammit!

[Coping With Holidays] Dreading family time over the holidays? These tips will help. Tis’ the season to be emotionally prepared. Link


[Highway Quiz] Test your knowledge with our Overseas Highway quiz. You’ve driven it a thousand times. Did you learn anything? Quiz

[“’Killer Kyle’ comment”] I would like to point out that Mr. Rittenhouse went through an arduous criminal trial that was prosecuted by prosecutor(s) that have no idea of what self-defense is about. Furthermore, Rittenhouse was acquitted by a jury on five serious felony charges and the Judge threw one of the lesser charges as the prosecutor(s) didn’t meet the threshold for evidentiary elements. Thank God we live in Florida and not Wisconsin. The legal system is night and day.  They jury didn’t consider Rittenhouse a “nutball” as they found him not guilty and not by reason of insanity. Hopefully, Mr. Kyle Rittenhouse will keep his mouth shut, head down, and keep moving forward. Good Luck Mr. Rittenhouse.
(Not likely) Kyle Rittenhouse first interview with Tucker Carlson. Link


[Skinny Snake] This four-legged snake fossil was probably a skinny lizard. The ancient reptile resembled chubby spaghetti. Link

[Social Media] Have you noticed that the media is playing the nasty game “Let’s you and him fight?” It seems like they want to cause people to be angry with each other.


In horror movies they always make the fluorescent lights flicker.

[Not Guilty] And Rittenhouse managed to bag an alleged felon from what I read. A good days work


[Bum Farto, The Movie] Men die, legends do not!

As far as your comments regarding the US Army[?], I am sure it was a sad day for the company First Sergeant when you mustered out.
[“Stainless steel refrigerator”] The poster actually has it backwards. If the magnets stick, you have been had, it’s not stainless. You purchased a frig with very cheap stainless steel. Using a magnet is the perfect way to determine if the stainless steel is good. There are a number of different grades of stainless steel, some better than others, and you can find that out with a small magnet. If one is buying a stainless steel sink or something like an ice machine — for example — you definitely want to check the quality of the steel. Also, if one can afford a stainless steel refrigerator, I doubt they would want to clutter it with stupid magnets.

[South Florida Symphony Orchestra] Handel’s Messiah Dec. 1-4. Handel’s glorious holiday tradition featuring SFSO accompanied by dazzling vocal soloists and the 100-person South Florida Symphony Chorus. Tickets

[Foodies Are A Boar] Living with a foodie. Strike up a conversation, food is at the center of topic. Pictures of food, what they ate, what so and so ate, etc. They don’t get it, eat when you need to, not a lot, not a little. Drink water.
They wonder why I’m out diving, fishing, or working on crafts most of the time?


[“Don’t feed the chickens”] Ha ha, that’s like telling Piners not to feed the deer. We love our chickens and our deer. They’ve always been here, you haven’t.

Your pants will never get too tight if you don’t wear any.
A grasshopper walks into a bar. The bartender looks at him and says, “Hey, they named a drink after you!” “Really?” replies the grasshopper. “There’s a drink named Stan?”