Of flaming bears

February 7, 2018

It’s no secret that I’m easily distracted but since yesterday
one has stuck with me like bubble gum on the bottom of a shoe.
The wife received a couple of packages in the mail and when she
opened one it was like the lights were on but nobody was home.

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She sent away for a DVD of the movie ‘Only The Brave’ and the
moment I saw it two scenes have stuck with me. At one point
Josh Brolin, who plays Granite Mountain Hotshots superintendent
Eric Marsh, is describing what he saw on an earlier fire. Click
on the link above to see portions of the “flaming bear”. It’s
in the first 20 seconds of the clip.

He claimed he saw a bear, completely engulfed in flames, racing
out of the forest fire. He made it sound almost spiritual. In
the other scene it shows a huge bear made of fire charging out
of a raging fire. And even though we knew it was computer
generated we felt it was special.

Even when I went over to Dads this morning and shoveled his
walks I couldn’t get this flaming bear out of my mind. When I
got back home and shoveled our front walks and the alley said
bear was never out of my mind.

There are other good parts in the movie yet these stick with
me. I guess watching it again with the surround sound cranked
up is the solution to my dilemma. And now that all the shoveling
is done I can honestly say I don’t care if we get another flake
the rest of this winter.

And of course all that made me wonder; is a transmission flush
really necessary after 30,000 miles? Enjoy our Wednesday as it
means we’re closer to the weekend.
Comments are always welcome.

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Our future?

August 12, 2017

As someone who used to read every single Popular Science issue
in hopes of seeing a glimpse into the future I found this
concept mind blowing. If you did the same perhaps this video
will amaze you also.

I remember now ancient articles on how by the 21st century we
would all have automated houses with attached runways for our
personal planes and heliports on the roof. Most of those
predictions haven’t come to pass, yet some have.

The futuristic firetruck featured in the video would look right
at home with Dick Tracy standing on the sidewalk below talking
in his wristwatch radio. Don’t know if the world is ready for
a silent, self balancing bright red burger basket looking vehicle
that is steered with a joystick, but what a concept!

And yes, we will post a snicker later today. Enjoy our Saturday
as our summer winds down. Now I have some leftover pizza to
finish.
Comments are always welcome.