2021 May

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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[Rocket Crash] Live tracking of that inbound out-of-control Chinese rocket. Video

[“Update name of Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame“] No, it does not need a new name! Hip Hop and Rap is not R&R. Some things should not be inclusive


[Coping with Quarantine] I just found some change in my pocket from the last time I went out.

[“Keys are dead”] I think people who complain like that are really complaining about their lost youth when they could stay out all night long and go to work the next day. The Keys aren’t dead they’ve evolved with the times. I don’t like it either but they can’t freeze the Keys in time just for me and you’s pleasure.
[Crooked Fisherman Gives Boat To Bahamas] Islamorada recreational fisherman and restaurant owner Henry Danzig has purchased a roughly $200,000 new boat for the Bahama military as part of a plea agreement for illegally fishing that country’s waters in May 2020. Danzig, who is part owner of the City Hall Cafe in Islamorada, was caught by the U.S. Coast Guard on his way back to Islamorada from illegally fishing a remote area of the Bahamas called Cay Sal Bank. Keys anglers fishing around Cay Sal Bank is not uncommon. Danzig had to purchase a 2021 30-foot Contender center-console vessel with twin 250 horsepower engines as part of his plea agreement. The vessel will be used by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force for law enforcement purposes such as patrols for looking people violating fishing rules. Link
[Taxes] Is it porn star or pornstar? I’m filling out some paperwork right now and I don’t want to look stupid.


They’re cute and look harmless but they are loud, incredibly expensive to keep and are absolutely untrainable. The other one is a kangaroo, I don’t know anything about kangaroos.

[Vaccine] I talked to a woman who refuses to wear a mask or get vaccinated because the vaccine is made with “stem cells from unborn babies.” She saw the link on Facebook. There’s nothing you can do or say to convince them otherwise.
[Heart Transplant] No color barriers here. Bill Conner of Wisconsin rode his bicycle 2600 miles across the country to honor his daughter and raise awareness about the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation. Bill’s daughter, Abbey, died in January of 2017. She was an organ donor. On Father’s Day 2017, Bill heard his daughter’s heart beat again. After biking 1400 miles through several states, Conner stopped in Ventress, Louisiana to meet his daughter’s heart recipient, Loumonth Jack, Jr – also known as Roppy. Roppy suffered a heart attack at the age of 20. Doctors gave him days to live. Without Abbey’s heart, Roppy wouldn’t be alive today. Video



A rare photo of Keith Richards holding Betty White

[Twit Battle] You wrote: “What is the chance the fake mosquitoes will inject the COVID-19 virus with their noses? Seems like this is a very dumb idea to release these bugs.”

Now you claim that was humor. Does anyone see that statement as satire? It looks like a legitimate, albeit ill informed, question to me. I pointed out to you that the mosquitos released do not bite, so the chances are zero. Then you called me an insulting twit. The definition of ‘twit’ is ‘a silly or foolish person.’ I believe I was insulting, I intended to be, you on the other hand, have revealed yourself to be the twit

[Frozen Pizza] I’ve been testing frozen pizzas for quite some time and have concluded that DiGiornno is the worst! Screamin’ Sicilian (the one with the mustache on the box) is by far the best. They have the best tomato sauce and toppings. The next is Frescetta –because they have the best dough.

The United Way was conceived in Colorado by a rabbi, a priest, two ministers [sounds like a joke] and Frances Wisebart Jacobs, the daughter of Bavarian-Jewish immigrants, who led the group for Fve gears. The Charity Organization Society—it wasn’t called the United Way until 197O—raised more than $21,000 in its second year, over $581,000 in today’s money. It remains the nation’s largest charity, with $3.6 billion in donations in 2020.
[Inflation Soon Come] Lumber is up 340% adding $36,000 to cost of average new home.

[Healthy Life] Not to brag, but I get in my 10,000 steps every day. Most of those come from walking between the couch and the fridge, then back.

Getting too many emails from so-called friends, businesses and politicos? Set your email program to block incoming email from anyone that is not on your accept list. If that doesn’t work, you can start replying to them with messages about negative religious, political or racial subject matter, they will block your address because they don’t want to hear others’ opinions or truths! It works faster than just blocking. Most people are too stuck in their own little worlds to view other people’s opinions. You can know someone for most of your life and disagree just once and never hear from them again.

[1923 Hitler’s Failed Coup] No real consequences. No fundamental changes so in 1933 Hitler takes power. When a coup attempt goes unpunished, it becomes a training exercise.

The plan to kill Osama bin Laden—from the spycraft to the assault to its bizarre political backdrop—as told by the people in the room. “I’d never been involved in anything as secret as this.” Link

[Don’t Die A Virgin] Seriously, there are terrorists waiting for you up there!
[Talent Not Gear] “We don’t need no stinkin’ gadgets” When a bassist and a drummer appeared on the small stage at the hotel, they were joined by a couple of guitarists I instantly recognized as Brian May and Ted Nugent. This makeshift quartet started jamming, and l was in heaven on earth. But wait —— it gets even better… After a while, they were joined by another guitarist who looked quite small next to these two figurative and literal giants (Mr. Nugent is 6′, and Brian May is 6’2″). The diminutive new arrival had been handed a Telecaster plugged into a small Fender combo, and as soon as he started playing, you instantly knew who it was. Yep, it was Eddie Van Halen! And as just stated, even though the setup he was using was the polar opposite to the Kramer/Marshall rig he was associated with at that time, he sounded exactly like, well, Eddie Van Halen!