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.
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Our holiday

July 3, 2017

Tomorrow is Independence Day, a celebration of the signing of
the Declaration of Independence. It has been a federal holiday
since 1941 yet observed since the 18th century. A day that
many of enjoy parades, concerts, fireworks, barbecues and get
together at family gatherings.

Because I don’t want to wax poetic about the state of our
state this will be short post. There will be a later post on
that. We have noticed too many of our fellow citizens appear to
be upset over things they cannot change instead of being happy
with what they have.

If you cannot wake up and greet the day with a smile in
anticipation of what a great day it’s going to be perhaps you
need an attitude adjustment. You just don’t see the flowers
blooming or hear the birds singing. Too many have their noses
in an electronic device awaiting the latest manufactured news
that will put them in a foul mood.

Some even forget that patriotism is not love of government but
love of country.
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Card trick

May 21, 2017

While cruising along the information highway yesterday I ran
across and old friend of sorts and since it was Armed Forces
Day I almost did a post then. But since it is now Sunday, this
old friend is a song written in the 1940s, and it is about the
Bible, I’ll share it now.

The song first became a hit in 1948 when performed by country
musician T. Texas Tyler. It would later be performed by the
likes of Wink Martindale, Tex Ritter, and many others. It is
more recitation than song but it makes my eyes leak in a good
way.

If you’ve heard it you know it and if you haven’t watch the
video below. Turn the speakers up a little and listen to
“The Deck of Cards” performed by Tex Ritter.

Enjoy our Sunday.
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Funny

February 1, 2017

Today was the kind of day that brought to mind an old Country
Western standard written by none other than Willie Nelson.
“Ain’t It Funny How Time Slips away”.

The song was recorded by Billy Walker first in 1961 and Jimmy
Elledge also released his version later in 1961. It has since
been recorded by the likes of Joe Hinton, Ray Price, the
Supremes, Harry James, Elvis Presley, Al Green, Bryan Ferry,
Narvel Felts, Dorothy Moore, the Spinners, Lyle Lovett, George
Jones, Juice Newton, and Willie Nelson among others.

But I digress. The reason I thought the song appropriate to
describe the day is because although I feel like I woke up a
few hours ago many hours have slipped by. I went out to get a
few pictures of any meandering birds and when I came back in
noticed I had taken 145 pictures. And I was cold.

After uploading said pictures to the computer and editing
them, it was suddenly time to get the wife up so she could go
to work. And the day isn’t done yet. Yet I think God will
forgive me while allowing to put a few odd jobs off until
tomorrow and make it go just a slower than today.

Please don’t get the idea today was a waste as that is far
from the truth. I just didn’t get as much done as I would have
liked. The wife calls it my fixation on shiny objects. She
claims when I see some obscure object I go into a trance and
lose track of time.

Like when you’re in the middle of saying something and a car
with sweet set of pipes goes roaring by. I’m sure it happens
to all of us. So we’ll leave it at that and remind you that
tomorrow is Groundhog day were we entrust our weather to an
ugly, buck tooth rodent.

And now I’m going to burn a pizza before it’s tomorrow.
Comments are always welcome.


Shout out

December 25, 2016


The reason for the Season

December 25, 2016

Christmas can be a stressful time of year so here
is a reminder of what it’s all about.


Getting the spirit

December 22, 2016

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We have another seldom heard Christmas classic that some of
you may not have heard before. Think of this one as a Snoopy’s
Night Before Christmas.