Sunday, December 30, 2007

Water Horse

Cryptomundo has a link to a movie. The book by William Least Heat Moon entitled River Horse was very good, though related only vaguely in title.

A Fine Mess

Is currently a complete disaster...I will be up and posting with frequency in the next several days...Patience...Patience...Patience...:)

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Day in History

This does look like a sweet resource...Paddy's friend sent it along...

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Bagoomba

I'm venturing over to see what's up at HOW 'BOUT NOW?! for a glimpse of the holiday Adampalooza.

I may link to one or two of his posts below shortly but everyone is better off just zipping over there and seeing it all.

His post on the Nixon-Presley photo has great links including the letters surrounding the famous encounter. Haldeman's notation on his memo is funny.

Merry Christmas!!

Everyone has heard of the dicey Christmas parties involving work...This WP article discusses a seemingly different league of yuletide revelry across the pond, where one asserts that "projectile vomiting is our birthright."

via TheoSpark (NSFW) whom I noticed over at Freemarket. Theo's content is too ribald to enjoy from an employers computer, at least mine.

Sister's Birthday

was on the 22 of December. The first I'm guessing occurred in the mid-eighties--nineteen eighties...I was not blogging on that day but it still deserves a Happy Birthday Sister!!!

Brother's birthday was on the eighth of October and I did blog that day which included a happy bday shout.

Below I will try to include some "on this date" tidbits, all are encouraged to add what they know regarding October 8th and December 22.

December 22:

We had a nice cut of filet today, these well known survivors were found on this date in 1972.

Much more occurred as well...

Now October 8.

A Captive of the Sea

Noticed this site and it seems to have nice content and links.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

It Does Get Confusing

and yet the truth is out there...Adam has made these gentlemen a regular stop. Here they delineate the shocking Hillary allegations:

"So They Will Whack

People with Great Enthusiasm." Makes sense to me!!

Don't pass up clicking on CF's link.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Big Boy





The Wasatch pass train's names were written in dust and grime up in their original birthplace of Schenectady, according to what I watched. The Big Boy trains are the penultimate platform of the coal burners. Vizi has been on an actual engine and now owns one...

Vizi and The Duke

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The Duke

I finally met the man at Vizi's...He's everything he was ever cracked up to be...

Chupa

Goat. Adam has been blogging and posts the truth!

Adam Sent

This video of the Dunlap becoming aware of his libertarian tendencies:

Lawrence

O'Donnell is a craven, consummate jackass, but his ego would protect him. It's so off putting I don't think the head loppers would want to get any closer to him than people actually possessing sanity. His being an admitted coward this notion will sadly go untested.

Lakota Indians

Renounce American citizenship and break away from U.S.?

via Boingboing

Also inexplicable postcards from Poland sent to the person of your choosing laced with facts and personal data you supply...That would be funny.

Boingboing also links to this DangerRoom Holiday Gift guide which goes to this Blackwater Hello Kitty SigSauer! (scroll Down for image)

Sweet!

Ireland's

Solstice webcast. I meant to blog this earlier in the week and now can't recall where I saw it mentioned, one of the usual spots. Newgrange in Ireland, the famed ancient structure which is oriented around the light of the Solstice, is being webcast by Heritage Ireland.


"Every year, at the time of the winter solstice, the sun shines directly along this passage into the chamber for about 17 minutes as it rises. The alignment with the sun is too precise to have occurred by chance.The sun however, does not enter the passage at Newgrange through the main entrance, but rather through a specially contrived opening, known as a roofbox, which lies directly above the entrance. Although solar alignments are not uncommon among passage graves, Newgrange is essentially the only one said to contain the additional roofbox feature. The solar alignment at Newgrange is also still very precise compared to similar phenomena at other passage graves such as Dowth or Maes Howe in the Orkney islands off the coast of Scotland."

They link to this NatGeo video.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Flushing Remonstrance

and Stuyvesant smack down. That along with some not unpleasant words regarding America.

via WatchingAmerica

Porcelain

Chicken Rockets...well another brand, actually, but the same idea. Last we checked, the rocket itself was unavailable.

via instapundit's link to this.

Previous Chicken Rocket post here.

Whale Controversy

Splodie

awards.

This article dealing with a community college "accomodating" muslims will make you sick.

Alleged terrorist was really hunting Nessie.

via LGF

You can hunt Nessie too and from the comfort of your own chair.

Physics Lecturer

in the Times.

Also, Boethin to show up on milk cartons?

A method for washing your hands with enough water from public restrooms and a great gift idea in the Merck Pet Manual. Hopeful news for belugas. A video on malaria research.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

What's this say?

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Gull

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Last of Autumn

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Keys Talk

I overheard some talk down south...transition is inevitable. Hopefully it will occur with the fewest hiccups possible.

Far more important is this regarding the repetition of shameless journalism. (Wait, that "journalism" term indicates some manner of conscience or concern for truth which is being violated. I should have labeled it "dhimmi generated propaganda.")

Bubblesphere

Much to poke through in this fine roundup!

Happy News

I googled the words, and it is covered.

Birthdays!!!

Today is Father's birthday and Brother's birthday!!

They are 80 and 40 on this fine day, twice as many years for one as the other!!!

God Bless and Happy Birthday--Rahh Rahh!!!

I'm stealing this with attribution:

Historical Events on this Day in History ...

1118 - Alfonso van Arag¢n occupies Saragossa on Almoraviden
1352 - Etienne Aubert elected as Pope Innocentius VI
1406 - Anton van Bourgondi‰s becomes duke of Brabant
1603 - Admiral Steven van der Haghens fleet departs to East-Indies
1621 - English parliament accept unanimously, Protestation
1719 - Thomas Fleet publishes "Mother Goose's Melodies For Children"
1774 - Empress Maria Theresa expels Jews from Prague, Bohemia and Moravia
1777 - 1st national Thanksgiving Day, commemorating Burgoyne's surrender
1783 - English king George III fires govt of Portland
1787 - New Jersey becomes 3rd state to ratify constitution
1796 - 1st US newspaper to appear on Sunday (Baltimore Monitor)
1799 - George Washington's body interred at Mount Vernon
1813 - British take Ft Niagara in War of 1812
1832 - Charles Darwins visits Vurland
1839 - 1st celestial photograph (of Moon) made in US, John Draper, NYC
1849 - William Bond obtains 1st photograph of Moon through a telescope
1858 - Passy, at Paris: 1st "Samedi soir" i/d villa of lovers Rossini
1859 - South Carolina declared an "independent commonwealth"
1862 - Battle at Lexington, Tennessee (Forrest's Second Raid)
1865 - 13th Amendment ratified, slavery abolished
1865 - 1st US cattle importation law passed
1869 - Canada's Hamilton Foot Ball Club plays its 1st game
1878 - French SS Byzantin sinks after collision in Dardanellen, 210 killed
1890 - Lugards expedition to Mengo/Kampala, Uganda
1892 - Anton Bruckner's 8th Symphony, premieres
1892 - "Nutcracker Suite," Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet, premieres
1894 - Cricket day 4 1T Aus v Eng England following on 4-268, 7 in front
1898 - Automobile speed record set-63 kph (39 mph)
1899 - Fieldmarshal Lord Roberts appointed Brit supreme commander in S Africa
1905 - H V Hordern takes 8-81 in 2nd innings of F-C debut (NSW v Qld)
1915 - Pres Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt
1917 - Soviet regiment (Stalin/Lenin) declares Finland Independent
1920 - 1st US postage stamps printed without the words United States or US
1923 - International zone of Tangier set up in Morocco
1930 - Bradman scores 258 NSW v South Aust, 289 mins, 37 fours
1932 - Chicago Bears beat Portsmouth Spartans 9-0 in 1st NFL playoff game
1935 - Bradman scores 117 in his 1st Shield cricket match for South Australia
1935 - Edward Benes becomes president of Czechoslovakia
1936 - 1st giant panda imported into US
1936 - Queensland cricket all out for 49 v Vic, Fleetwood-Smith 7-17
1936 - Su-Lin, 1st giant panda to come to US from China, arrives in SF
1939 - Finnish army recaptures Agl„j„rvi
1941 - Japanse troops land on Hong Kong
1941 - German submarine U-434 sinks
1944 - Destroyers "Hull," "Spence" and "Monaghan" sink in typhoon (Philippines)
1944 - Nazi occupiers of Amsterdam destroy electricity plants
1945 - Uruguay joins UN
1946 - TV's 1st network dramatic serial "Faraway Hill" ends 2 month run
1947 - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Optissima Pax
1948 - WDSU TV channel 6 in New Orleans, LA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1948 - Indonesia begins it's 2nd political election
1949 - Phila Eagles beat LA Rams 14-0 in NFL championship game
1952 - Ellis W Ryan resigns as Cleve Indians president
1953 - KATV TV channel 7 in Little Rock, AR (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 - KMID TV channel 2 in Midland and Odessa, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
1956 - Phil Rizzuto signs as NY Yankee radio-TV announcer
1956 - Japan admitted to UN
1956 - Israeli flag hoisted on Mount Sinai
1956 - "To Tell the Truth" debuts on CBS-TV
1957 - Shippingport Atomic Power Stn, 1st nuke plant to generate electricity
1958 - Niger gains autonomy within French Community (National Day)
1958 - 1st voice from space: recorded Christmas message by Eisenhower
1958 - 1st test project of Signal Communications by Orbiting Relay Equip
1959 - Sammy Baugh named 1st coach of NY Titans (AFL)
1960 - General Meeting of UN condemns apartheid
1961 - Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila Warriors scores 78 points vs LA
1961 - KAIL TV channel 53 in Fresno, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
1961 - India annexes Portuguese colonies of Goa, Damao and Diu
1961 - For 2nd cons year, AP names Wilma Rudolph female athlete of year
1961 - Britain's EMI Records originally rejects the Beatles
1962 - Dmitri Shostakovitch' 13th Symphony, premieres in Moscow
1962 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1962 - WAIQ TV channel 26 in Montgomery, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1963 - Clarke runs world record 10k (28:15.6)
1963 - Muskegon, Michigan gets 3' of snow
1964 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1964 - During services held for Sam Cooke fans caused damage to Funeral Home
1964 - "The Pink Panther" cartoon series premieres (Pink Phink)
1964 - "I Had a BaIl" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 199 performances
1965 - "La Grusse Valise" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 7 performances
1965 - Borman and Lovell Splash down in Atlantic ends 2 week Gemini VII mission
1965 - Kenneth LeBel jumps 17 barrels on ice skates
1966 - Dr Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" airs for 1st time on CBS
1966 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1968 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1969 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1969 - Britain abolishes death penalty
1969 - "Coco" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 333 performances
1970 - "Me Nobody Knows" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 587 perfs
1970 - Polish uprising fails
1970 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1971 - 1st Candlelight Processional
1971 - CBS radio cancels Saturday morning band concerts
1971 - People United To Save Humanity (PUSH) forms by Jesse Jackson in Chic
1971 - US dollar devalued 7.9% in Holland ($1=Ÿ3,245)
1972 - US begins its heaviest bombing of North Vietnam
1973 - Soyuz 13 launched into Earth orbit for 8 days
1973 - Yanks sign Dick Williams as manager, overturned later by AL Pres
1974 - SF Visitors Center at City Hall opens
1976 - "A Star is Born," with Barbra Striesand, premieres
1976 - "Wonder Woman" debuts on ABC
1976 - Soviet dissident Viktor Bukovskiexchanged for Chile CP-leader Corvalan
1977 - Dutch Antilles: premier Boy Rozendal points independence off
1977 - Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey # 42, Nate Thumond
1978 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1978 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1979 - Stanley Barrett 1st to exceed land sonic speed (739.666 MPH)
1980 - Bruce Sprinsteen's concert at Madison Sq Garden
1980 - Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts minister Van Agts abortion laws
1980 - IRA's Sean McKenna becomes critically ill, ends hunger strike
1980 - Vietnam adopts constitution
1982 - Flight readiness firing of Challenger's main engines; 20 seconds
1983 - NBA San Diego Clippers ends 29 game road losing streak
1984 - 73rd Davis Cup: Sweden beats USA in Gothenburg (4-1)
1985 - "Jerry's Girls" opens at St James Theater NYC for 139 performances
1985 - UN Security Council unanimously condemns "acts of hostage-taking"
1986 - Mr Gates, serves as acting director of CIA
1987 - Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's future pres, marries Asif Ali Zardari
1987 - Ivan F Boesky sentenced to 3 years for insider trading
1988 - Seattle Seahawks win their 1st ever division title with 9-7 record
1988 - 5th meeting of Giants-Jets, Jets win and eliminate Giants from playoffs
1989 - "I Love Lucy" Christmas episode, shown for 1st time in over 30 years
1989 - Athol Fugard's "My Children, My Africa," premieres in NYC
1990 - NL releases short list of teams for 1993 NL expansion
1990 - NL announces Buffalo, Denver, Miami, Orlando, Tampa-St Petersburg, and Wash DC as 6 finalist for 1993 expansion (Miami and Denver win)
1991 - DeForest Kelly (Dr McCoy on Star Trek) gets a star in Hollywood
1991 - General Motors announces closing of 21 plants
1992 - FCC vote 4-1 to allow Infinity to purchase Cook Inlet stations
1993 - Kevin Scott skates world record 1K (1:12.54)
1994 - "Comedy Tonight" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 8 performances
1994 - "What's Wrong With this Pic?" closes at Circle in Sq NYC after 12 perf
1994 - Darryl Strawberry pleads not guilty on tax evasion charges
1994 - General Hospital stars Kristina Malandro and Jack Wagner wed
1994 - Norman, Couples and Azinger wins LPGA Wendy's 3-Tour Golf Challenge
1994 - Socialist Party (ex-communist) wins Bulgaria parliamentary election
1996 - Start of 1st Test Cricket match between Zimbabwe and England
1996 - TV industry execs agree to adopt a ratings system

Yesterday's Historical Events | Tomorrow's Historical Events

Monday, December 17, 2007

For Jimmy











Jimmy thought of a camera angle recently, and it stirred me to taking a couple of shots from that side of the old harbor. I believe he will know what I mean, boy was it cold!!!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Phil Hendrie!

Woo Hoo!!! The bad news is all his, he now has to bust his butt on the radio again. The good news is all ours--he is a very funny freak indeed!!!

I am quite glad to have him available to listen to once again, and John Batchelor as well.

Solstice


is close. Well there is much to enjoy if one can manage to extricate themselves from the nuisances which abound. What seems so far off will be here any moment, I should stop by and take a snap of this spot as it is now for comparison.

Haboob

job. That's a new word for me, and it also made Time's list of underreported stories.

Neat.

Time Top Ten

JB has a new venture and she links to Time's top ten everything. She comes across cool stuff and I hope to see much of almost everything.

Here is info regarding Brazil's recent oil discovery. Time mentions the matter in the top ten "Underreported Stories" piece. What a lot of guts it must take to publish an item on how you ignored or downplayed such important matters!! They are heroes over at Time.

Here is a random bad ship moment.

Adam has posted some Led Zep lyrics, but I am about to call and inquire as to the light posting the last couple of days. My hunch: he's been keeping the world safe for liberty. (ed.-as always) I just stuck that "ed" part in as if there were some kind of editor involved in this process, makes the place look a little more impressive, no?

Opus

PJ has completed several wonderful pieces and has uploaded them to his Blog. They really seem out of the range of your typical 2 year old genius, so I must posit that the lad is beyond genius, it's just a fact. How could anyone not be bowled over by this cutie and his best pal???

America Map

A mystery proudly displayed. The Library of Congress is well worth a visit, physically and on the interwebnets.

BlogBDay

Well it looks like I missed it by a day. It was December 15 of last Yuletide that I first noticed how such a format could be monkeyed with by even someone as limited as myself!!!

Confetti!!!!

Balloons!!!

Circus Animals!!!

Brassy Music!!!!

Woo...sheesh. That was quite a celebration!!!

On with it once more, I suppose...

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Storm

Who knows what the weather will bring, but Jimmy is blogging up a storm over at Cranky Musings.===UPDATE: Jimmy has reworked his brand and I was remiss in overlooking it in the link. It is perfectly titled "Jimmy" and subheaded "Musings from a cranky individual, Crazed Country Rebel, Full Throttle, etc."

Golf Prodigy

His name is Kyle, he is four, and this is an amazing story. Homey sat me down to view the video and it was worth the time. You will be rewarded for watching with an inspiring story that goes well beyond tyke with stick and ball. It is also the first time I have ever seen Frank Deford, who puts out a piece on NPR each Wednesday from SHU.

Earthquake

Precursors?

Also Pluto--Never Forget

and Biokite--go fly a kite without any breeze.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Fairfield Hills



Today.

Zimmers

Adam just zapped over a video of The Zimmers...I was completely unaware. Thank God this vixen is no longer available as the next Yoko. There is not music anywhere without Adam's knowledge--I think Satan vets new acts through Adam.

Micrometeoroid

tonight is the peak for the meteor shower, the Geminid. It has not been cancelled due to reluctance to cross picket lines, so don't panic. They will be walking next week to assess damage in orbit from micrometeoroids, but I don't believe Geminid is the culprit.

When I was very young myself and a friend searched in the woods for hours to find meteorites that I did not know were the first recorded to strike the U.S. We had only read of an old strike and had rumors upon rumors for encouragement. Those woods are all developed now...wouldn't have known one if I had bonked my beak into it, but they are fond memories.

They are interring a time capsule in honor of the anniversary.

This Advocate article was nice to see so prominently splashed across the front page.

Weston

Thus the Cat

was belled...and they made it glow in the dark for good measure!

first link via DaveBarry

Horror Films

a shortcut. Instapundit links to a lovely youtube.

Danger:

Avoid Death.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Bpt Power




Mind Reading

and the "Jennifer Aniston neuron?"

Paris Hilton aides injured Oompa-Loompa--poor fellow needs a new kidney on top of it all. That via DaveBarry

Simian Foamy

virus. It doesn't seem to make you sick, but I don't want it.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Hillary

LOLcats and Dirtzes!!

Also Allah does civilization a good turn!!

Next Youtube

Could someone please translate this? It is the clip recommended after the deer rescue:

Ice Fishing

Well the time is approaching and I have precious little experience though I look forward to it...I believe I first saw this over on Boortz, it has a happy ending:

Gorilla Massacre

I saw a few moments of the 60 Minutes work on the matter and it is just disgusting...have yourself a better day and don't look...

Monday, December 10, 2007

Dirty Car Art

Scott Wade. Mentioned at Haha.nu

Geothermal

Iceland came up recently. They are looking at tapping "supercritical" water. The article also mentions inducing earthquakes and overproduction...

Also at Livescience: a bomb resistant fabric, Auxetix.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Knights

of the Golden Circle and Confederate treasure!

via CoasttoCoast

Goats

all bad?

Steyn

Raises Muslim hackles.

via Samizdata

Steyn:

"Chapter and verse [Mark Steyn]

Anyone interested in reading in full the Canadian Islamic Congress' case against me and my Maclean's colleagues can find it here.

If convicted, I promise to re-publish the offending pieces in a special all-Islamophobic anthology. Of course, we'll have to do that this side of the border, but I'll use the old bootlegging runs around Lake Memphremagog to smuggle it across the Maple Curtain into Canada. Look for me selling it off the back of the pick-up in the parking lot of La Belle Province at Ange-Gardien, alternate Tuesdays. I'll be wearing a false beard over my real beard.

Steynonline

Tilt-shift

aerial photographs which look fake, but aren't.

via buzzfeed

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Go Green

with eco-friendly kangaroo farts!

via Alphecca

New Cobra Species

discovered. It's the largest spit(t)ing cobra. --I missed a letter there, they may "spite" as well though-- I can only assume that the cobra battling this baby on video is de-fanged.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Mr. Steyn

Wrote with great panache on a matter that is wagging tongues again. Great article, even 8 years on.

Via Kimball.

Steynonline

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Fish Videos

Oh well...just heard the document of the attack from the depths has been lost.

These remain, notice the blood on the hand in the second clip :)


video


video

"Like Hands Across America

but with more face punchin,"

Go Watch

30 Rock, we'll see if it's still any good.

Update: 7 minutes in. I'm going with it's still funny.

Earthshots

Earthshots.org via Haha.nu

They also have a "Wassup" video, but this video below is amazing...squeamish types I would encourage to stick with it. Difficult to argue against the notion of communication, and rather sophisticated, among the beasts:

Computers

blue uniforms and Slate. via Yahoo

Girls

are kicking butt! It's all around us, the guys have to pick up that pace. Some merit driven healthy competition would benefit all of us when it comes to success in Math and Science.

via Instapundit who also has this post on Congress attempting to ban NASA from human exploration of Mars. Barney Frank is involved "Down with science and exploration--more money for __________..." well, with that guy you can fill in the blank, just not here.

Don't Panic

He's Islamic. File under "deserve all we get."

Gypsy

Feud. There was a great article on Gypsies a couple of years ago in NatGeo but I can't find the full text to link to...

Live Air Traffic

audio.

This link does not seem happy with Firefox, but it was also finicky with Explorer, worked on one computer and not on another...

Skull-A-Day

is soliciting assistance.

Cereality

the subject came up about pajama wearing cereal mongers.

Iceland

and volcano power. How long before "they" start screaming about tampering with the Earth's delicate thermal systems?

via Jungletrader (who never saw an abominable snowman but...)

He also links to the Indian bone trade.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Homey



and Kyle. The video is what I should post...I saw some last night and I know the other guys have photos and vid to add...

Downtime

Lovely day that was...

Theater






of the Sea.

WorldCat


Evening sun.

Kyle's





Grabbed himself a mammal and a dolphin. (click on the sealion photo, it's worth it!)

The Beast!

Beautiful boat, the WorldCat 330te, God Bless Capt. Jim and his crew!!

I Believe

that about sea turtles. Absolutely.

via Dave Barry

Muslim Homeland

This is sure to work out to everyone's advantage. All the best to these folks...Where's the MSM on this stupendous opportunity for peace and culture to flourish?

They are so loving and inclusive, when someone is a Muslim, they want you for good!!!

Oh well, the West is working overtime on it's demise

That last vie Boortz

NIE

and General Ali Rez Asgari from In From the Cold. Also another post on "The Van Diepen Demarche."

Revolutionary

invective over at Boston1775, almost missed that one.

Photo Problems

The photos look nice but they usually would expand when clicked. I found a discussion thread that mentions others having this problem and there is a fix but it looks like a pain that I couldn't do from this computer. Oh well, I will wait on the others until I know it will go through right...

In the meantime, happy Ninja Day!!!

Meanwhile Adam is residing in Mohawk Country, his town was mentioned on page 111 of Russo's latest novel.

I half wonder if Richard Russo took the name for this book's town, Thomaston, from Thomaston Ct., home of the Rail Road Museum of New England. Me and Gator checked it out. The town was renamed from "Plymouth" in honor of Seth Thomas, who built a factory there.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Oh Well...




More photos and maybe video soon, as I have mentioned...

Can't resist posting the 'cuda



More later...and I thank Captain Jim and Devin immensely, as well as Homey, it was an outstanding time!!!