A most wonderful (and heretofore unknown to me) 1936 Schlörwagen Pillbug.
I have not researched this most fabulous little wagen yet, but I will!
I want one.
It’s freakin’ awesome.
It seems so quiet and mellow here this morning. It’s just before 11 as I start writing. Even the traffic is quiet, making a lower volume than the fan.
I don’t know what to do. There are so many things to do… but I have tremendous difficulty starting anything. And I do mean anything. I wonder if what was spoken of with a nearby friendly individual will happen today. We shall see. I hope it does actually. Maybe it will.
It’ll be nice out today… tomorrow will be 90° so I’ll be in the AC… my ancient body can’t take it anymore and truth be told was never very good with heat. Or cold. Which kind of puts the kaibosch on hunting for dinosaurs, pteros and giant spiders. And of course nowadays just seeing is a major problem.
Not as many tears as usual, so far, today, which is also a nice turn. So many things to work on. Most importantly my mind/brain interface, which has lost so much of itself. not that there was an awful lot to start with. I have near zero people skills and if you are female it for all intents and purposes is zero. It hurts. But I just hide in my hut. Contact with the outside is minimal to the max. Which also hurts. But it is my normal and always has been, as I have always been the outsider in all situations. Yes, all of them, ever since I can remember.
God help me.
My friend just got back from Ireland wherein she took a side trip to this place… where they keep the notorious Blarney Stone.
no doubt about it.
worldwide influence… in so many ways and on so many levels.
art via jamesternes
I will venture that this lady is just as nice as she is pretty.
🏁 🏆 Huge CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the 86th 24 Hours of Le Mans…@Toyota_Hybrid and the drivers of the #8 car make the History !!@Sebastien_buemi Kazuki Nakajima @kazuki_info and Fernando Alonso @alo_oficial#LEMANS24 #WEC @FIAWEC pic.twitter.com/WTUHccxnIB
— 24 Hours of Le Mans (@24hoursoflemans) June 17, 2018
— 24 Hours of Le Mans (@24hoursoflemans) June 17, 2018
🎼 GTE Pro Flavour
1 & 2 for @PorscheRaces
— 24 Hours of Le Mans (@24hoursoflemans) June 17, 2018
I would have treasured being at the 24 Hours … even just once.
Such things cannot happen.
Congratulations, Toyota… just fabulous.
United States – North Korea Singapore Summit Video (English) (Destiny Pictures)
Published on Jun 12, 2018
This is the English version of the video “trailer” that President Donald J. Trump showed Chairman Kim Jong Un during their historic summit on 6/12/18. This is a rip from the official White House press conference live stream, where they showed the video to reporters before the President took questions.
Seven billion people inhabit planet Earth. Of those alive today, only a small number will leave a lasting impact. And only the very few will make decisions or take actions that renew their homeland and change the course of history.
History may appear to repeat itself for generations, cycles that never seem to end. There have been times of relative peace, and times of great tension. While this cycle repeats, the light of prosperity and innovation has burned bright for most of the world.
History is always evolving, and there comes a time when only a few are called upon to make a difference. But the question is, what difference will the few make? The past doesn’t have to be the future. Out of the darkness can come the light. And the light of hope can burn bright.
What if, a people that share a common and rich heritage, can find a common future? Their story is well known, but what will be their sequel?
Destiny Pictures presents a story of opportunity. A new story, a new beginning. One of peace. Two men, two leaders, one destiny. A story about a special moment in time, when a man is presented with one chance that may never be repeated. What will he choose? To show vision and leadership? Or not?
There can only be two results: one of moving back, or one of moving forward. A new world can begin today. One of friendship, respect, and goodwill. Be part of that world, where the doors of opportunity are ready to be opened, investment from around the world, where you can have medical breakthroughs, an abundance of resources, innovative technology, and new discoveries.
What if? Can history be changed? Will the world embrace this change? And when can this moment in history begin? It comes down to a choice. On this day. In this time. At this moment. The world will be watching, listening, anticipating, hoping.
Will this leader choose to advance his country and be part of a new world? Be the hero of his people? Will he shake the hand of peace and enjoy prosperity like he has never seen? A great life? Or more isolation? Which path will be chosen?
Featuring President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un, in a meeting to remake history. To shine in the sun. One moment, one choice, what if? The future remains to be written.
This is lovely. From all my many moons researching North Korea, I can see Kim being positively influenced by this trailer in it’s Korean version. He was, after all, mighty impressed with the glitz and flashiness of a K Pop experience not long ago…
Rock on Mr Trump. Don’t forget the 25 million North Korean prisoners of North Korea! Here’s hopinng the “relatively brief” discussion of them was meaningful.
Ignore the media kvetching. Ignore the blue checkmarks and journos and op-eds.
Just… look at this.
This gentleman is excited as all get out! As you should be! He had to wait a long, long time, though, eh?
This is the most fabulous thing ever!
This here’s my current 2-track, a long-discontinued ML-9600 (gen 1, even!).
And the one I’d like to get.
QUAD Elite series, kiester shot of one of my dream thingies, the QMP Mono monoblock power amplifier. Sweetness.
Trivia for ya… the company name has nothing to do with the number four in any way. An acronym, it stands for Quality Unit Amplifier, Domestic. Hey, it was 1936. Way different time than now.
Always had a thing for QUAD, like McIntosh, Ampex and a few others, you know… stuff that “sez wut it duz and duz wut it sez.”
Due to internal deficiencies these types of things have always been and will likely always be far above the level of availability to an ignitoid lifeform.
But great fodder for dreaming.
Oo, the deliciousness.
Hilarious X Rated Doo Wop – It’s Hard To Say I Love You When You’re Sitting On My Face
Published on Mar 3, 2009
I told a few people that I had this record… They didn’t believe me. Nice pink, red and white vinyl splash wax copy
Ohhh how I wish I had a copy of this!
But you knew that.
It is, after all, my imaginary full-time preoccupation, occupation, vocation and avocation. And I do mean full-time.
Folk Uke Motherfucker Got Fucked Up
Published on Aug 20, 2016
Folk Uke Motherfucker Got Fucked Up @ The Saxon Pub Austin TX. 8/20/2016
Folk Uke – “Sh*t Makes the Flowers Grow” (warning: adult language)
Published on Aug 27, 2010
Folk Uke (Amy Nelson and Cathy Guthrie) performed this song live at Carl’s Corner, Texas in December of 2009. Enjoy!
Two of my favorite women ever tellin’ it like it is and dammit, Jim, I love them.
Voyager Captures Sounds of Interstellar Space
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Published on Sep 6, 2013
NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft captured these sounds of interstellar space. Voyager 1’s plasma wave instrument detected the vibrations of dense interstellar plasma, or ionized gas, from October to November 2012 and April to May 2013.
The graphic shows the frequency of the waves, which indicate the density of the plasma. Colors indicate the intensity of the waves, or how “loud” they are. Red indicates the loudest waves and blue indicates the weakest. The soundtrack reproduces the amplitude and frequency of the plasma waves as “heard” by Voyager 1.
The waves detected by the instrument antennas can be simply amplified and played through a speaker. These frequencies are within the range heard by human ears. Scientists noticed that each occurrence involved a rising tone. The dashed line indicates that the rising tones follow the same slope. This means a continuously increasing density. When scientists extrapolated this line even further back in time (not shown), they deduced that Voyager 1 first encountered interstellar plasma in August 2012.
The Voyager spacecraft were built and continue to be operated by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in Pasadena, Calif. Caltech manages JPL for NASA. The Voyager missions are a part of NASA’s Heliophysics System Observatory, sponsored by the Heliophysics Division of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington. For more information about Voyager, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/voyager and http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Iowa
Seriously… we live in marvelous times.
Why not ban war and explore the hell out of everything?
The Orang-Bati is a monkey-like bat creature from Indonesia. The Orang-Bati is described as an orangutan or a gibbon with bat-like wings and according to legend it abducts children and infants and takes them back to its home in Mount Kairatu. Some people believe it could be a living pterosaur while others believe it is what I described above however experts believe it could be a Flying Fox which is the largest bat species in the world. – cryptids-of-the-world
A two-faced doll from the 1920s. This variety of doll was popular with children throughout the 1900s, until a few kids remarked that the doll’s head would spin around of it’s own accord. – bundyspooks
Well, it would appear to be a new year. I hope the temp goes up in the north so my lady’s pipes unfreeze. I pray John gets through to lead more folks to Egypt. I hope my brother John gets through to one day talk to me. That shit makes me cry out loud like a baby.
I am supposed to be so damn smart… really out there … well … as far as the practicalities of living in this greed-driven world are concerned, I am as thick as a plank. No offense to planks… Really, I am just this close to helpless. It’s bad. Real bad.
Slept in again today. Got up well after noon. Which is cool I guess but there is important stuff to do; that needs doing; and now the light will only last a couple of hours and hell. I know I am not supposed to beat myself up about it. I’ll try. Success not guaranteed.
I don’t know what to do. I’ve never known what to do. I’m sure I never will know what to do. I should get in that dumpster that’s out there. But I can’t.
The boy would be traumatized. And I’d never know if she was serious about giving me a life I could actually be proud to live.
But PentaProps™ to my Angels, especially J and C. Without them, if I was very lucky, I’d be living under a bridge.
J and C
actual ufo via the Hessdalen, Norway research / science station.
should try to steer clear of this fellow.
Bin trustin’ them angels and so far so good with that. Taking mental notes… some fascinating evidence, methinks, or evidence on waylate realization.
Currently, the propulser for said earth seems to be in neutral; and at idle; so, that’s not good. It also feels quite strange that I have no idea what’s happening with Aunt Clare’s upcoming events. Maybe that’s not so bad as I seem to be pretty shot and need about a month of sleep. Full recharge. Or something… just… sleep!
It is with glee that I let it be known that there are now TWO authors here!
Unprecedented, it is, yes!
Everyone welcome Ariel Christopher,
who will post whenever her wacky schedule allows.
This feels good.
First off, my apologies for that god-awful intrusive internet freedom pop up… I did not know it was going to be quite so in your face! Madonne!
Fangs Of The Sky Leopard http://bit.ly/2hDrJoW
Curse Of The Sky Wolves http://bit.ly/2hDrABU
Flight Of The Death Battalion http://bit.ly/2yHJG0I
all via pulpcovers
The innocence of yesteryear… Great imagination as well.
Must have been pretty spiffy I must say.
By Kenny Lee in Philadelphia. 2017. via asmallwomanblog
Sammi’s Ten presents: Eyes Say So
With Abstract Art, a man can see with his mind what he cannot see
physically with his eyes.
last but not least
the current top lady in the Dr Ig OMFG Please Marry Me Now Search…
Ooh I want one of these!
It would help me provide my special services.
But I doubt any ladies would come over and take advantage of it.
Hopefully one or more would prove me wrong… contact me and I will order it up quick, like a bunny!
I might get this simple one, too, cuz it gets it done… check out this versatile piece out at my sto’!
Marias Pass, Mars
Yellowknife Bay, Mars
Southern Flank of Husband Hill, Mars
Credit for these videos being available to us plebes goes to the user sittingduck at Unmanned Spaceflight, a project of The Planetary Society, which has some rather dedicated people who document Curiosity’s activities in detail on a sol-to-sol basis. Very cool. The necessary software to do this was created by Rob Haarsma. See above for the link.
This kind of immersion is possible by creating a 3D mesh from the stereo views of Curiosity’s navigation cameras (greyscale). This means that the shapes and general dimensions of the rocks and landscape are amazingly accurate. The whole scene has been imported into Blender (a free 3D editing program), merged with high-resolution color images from Curiosity’s MastCam and all that was finally compiled into a video.
I do believe we are on our way!
And I don’t think it gets any better than that.