Saturday, November 30, 2013

A little knowledge

When about 12 yrs old or so, us younger guys would sometimes mess with the older boys after dark when they'd be playing football or something under the street lights.  We'd pick grapes or something equally squishy, from the neighbors' backyards.  Then in the darkness between the houses on both sides of the street, we'd pellet the big kids.  Cautiously at first, just a few so they'd not be able to figure out the cause.  Then when they did we let all our ammo fly and then run like hell as they gave chase - big strong tough.  We ran in fear of our lives, not even paying attention to the direction as long as it was away from them, avoiding potholes and jumping gates, and if we fell we didn't stop to assess the damage.  Just hauling ass..  I always felt like I ran a lot faster in the darkness than I did in the daytime.  Like a deer is how it felt. Or like a downhill racer on the edge of losing all control.

 They seldom caught any of us.  The fact is:  we were running faster. One runs faster after dark!  Proven.  I read the study but forgot where so all I got is a little knowledge.  It explained why but I forgot.
Oh, yeah, our pursuers were also running faster.  Ask JPR and Billy.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Attitude of Gratitude

...and Football and Regularity and Cheerleaders and Remote Control and Prilosec

drunk in the snow

jpr: the folly of youth?.Guilty was I.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Why dogs hate link to find out

to grandma's

kids in snow

Snow flakes. by Emily Dickinson
I counted till they danced so
Their slippers leaped the town,
And then I took a pencil
To note the rebels down.
And then they grew so jolly
I did resign the prig,
And ten of my once stately toes
Are marshalled for a jig!.

jpr: Enjoy the weather and the day

Monday, November 25, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

"Sweet Land"

Elizabeth Reaser and Tim Guinee 

jpr: No shooting, bombs, or  mayhem just entertainment! Had to watch it again on the second day.

Saturday, November 23, 2013


SantaCon sometimes sees a battle of the Santas erupting in the streets.

Dec 14 has become a very special holiday in New York City.  Known as Santacon, thousands of New Yorkers dressed as Santa hit bars in mid town Manhattan after work for an evening of excess drinking, urinating and vomiting in public spaces. Thousands of extra police officers will be on duty to deal with the wide spread debauchery.  Unfortunately, I am unable to attend this year but will be peeing and puking in my front yard in 'smypatco' with my friends.

flowing with the go

jpr: It be called retirement!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

England vs New Zealand international rugby

England went down to a hard-fought defeat at the hands of New Zealand despite a valiant attempt which saw them recover from a 14-point deficit to lead midway through the second half.

jpr: Watched the match. it was thrilling action through out. The whole of Wembly stadium broke into song as the English closed to score. The chorus sang the negro spiritual " swing low sweet chariot."

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Doctors

Doctor Who: 50 years of time travel in the TARDIS

The longest running BBC television show celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.  Still great fun.

Monday, November 18, 2013

baby wild turkey

jpr: Coyotes been taking lots of them birds they be hard to find thesedays.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

more on wisedom

In Wisdom is a spirit
intelligent, holy, unique,
Manifold, subtle, agile,
clear, unstained, certain,
Not baneful, loving the good, keen,
unhampered, beneficent, kindly,
Firm, secure, tranquil,
all-powerful, all-seeing,
And pervading all spirits,
though they be intelligent, pure and very subtle.
For Wisdom is mobile beyond all motion,
and she penetrates and pervades all things by reason of her purity.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

A Friend's Story


Tricia Tithridge, a long time family friend, is the longest surviving AIDS victim in Scotland, infected by a blood transfusion more than 30 years ago.  She has just published her story of suffering, family support and endless love of her husband and The McManus Community.  

Brazilian bum-bums

gisele bundchen
much to discuss

jpr: when we have no bum-bums then we discuss ideas!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Jpr quote

Mikey's mind discusses food

tony randall and wife

She was a 20-year-old intern; he was a national treasure 50 years her senior. They had two children together  he died at age 84 while in the hospital.
 peek here:

jpr: oh yeah tony studied voice for 32 years.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Billy's Quote for the Day

Great minds discuss ideas 

          Average minds discuss events

                     Simple minds 

                            discuss people.

Durham Cathedral (UK), Luminere Festival

Durham CathedralDurham Cathedral illuminated with a 'light painting' of scenes from the Lindisfame Gospels (700 AD) as part of the City's festival of light. 

black snake in the snow

jpr: Us'n hill folk knowd them critters move when the sun shines bright!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

It Takes All Kinds

ID card of a man called Batman Bin Suparman
Police in Singapore report the arrest of Batman Bin Suparman for theft.  Superman, a well know local criminal, has a traditional  Javanese last name.  His parents named him Batman after the comic book character who has considerable popularity among the Javanese.  The arresting officer Dick Bin Tracey claimed that Suparman was responsible for additional crimes.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

New Discovery--yeti

According to the BBC, British scientists recently compared DNA from hair samples believed to be from a Yeti with a data base of DNA from all known hair bearing animals.  The only results were similarities with bears, but the suspect sample did not positively match any known species.   However, when compared with a larger data base containing now extinct animals scientists got a positive match with ancient polar bears and brown bears, along with an Irishman named Micky Halloran, an 18th century arctic explorer. 

You scoff, you poo pah, you even eschew me and at best you thought I was looney but if you looked it up...

here's what you learned:  DNA testing has shown that ALL Polar Bears descended from one Irish ancestor.
"what does Poo Pah mean?"

Michael Kevin Kearney

He spoke his first words at four months. At the age of six months, he said to his pediatrician "I have a left ear infection"and learned to read at the age of ten months. When Michael was four, he was given multiple-choice diagnostic tests for the Johns Hopkins precocious math program. Without having studied specifically for the exam, Michael achieved a perfect score.
He attended San Marin High School in Novato, California, for one year, graduating at the age of six in 1990. He enrolled at Santa Rosa Junior College in Sonoma County, California, graduating at age 8 with an Associate of Science in Geology. He is listed in the Guinness Book as the world's youngest university graduate at the age of ten, receiving a bachelor's degree in anthropology from the University of South Alabama.

jpr: Zoweeeee!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Sunday, November 10, 2013

world's brightest physicist

jpr: I'm not smart enough to be jealous!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Today on Sesame Street, the letter P

Fluid dynamics researchers from Brigham Young University set out to discover the absolute best spot for dudes to aim at when they're relieving themselves in urinals, to reduce splash back.  They concluded that...well I don't care what they found, but my favorite is it when a bee or fly sticker is placed on the urinal.

The Pakistani Taliban has chosen its new leader, Maulana Fazlullah.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

mayra veronica raving beauty

Mayra Verónica (born Mayra Verónica Aruca Rodríguez August 20, 1980), is a Cuban-born, American model and singer who acquired her fame in the United States on Univision spanish language TV.

jpr: saw her appearance on the business channel

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Raving Raven Rave

Ravens are smart as Dolphins and Chimps and smarter than Congressmen.  They are able to mimic human speech as well as parrots do. Here's an example:  Nevermore
Comics Raven - No joking here!!

Monday, November 4, 2013

something for him

available fron Esty Hats

  • Jpr: Seemingly suitable for all ages!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

First Real 'g-men.' An Irish Factoid.

A granite memento of the DMP at Pearse Street Garda station. Photograph: Frank Miller
The relief is that of a famous constable of the  Dublin Metropolitan  Police (DMP) who died in 1917 trying to save the life of a trapped workman. The DMP was the British Policing System in Dublin in the years before independence.   It co-existed with the RIC.  While not much mentioned today, the force was famous for advances in forensic work, including the early use of photography, plaster casting, and electronic communications. One of its little know contributions to American Policing is the introduction of the term 'G-men' to refer to armed plainclothes police officers.  American movies and legend incorrectly credit 1930's gangsters with creating the expression to mean 'government men.'  But the Irish used the expression years earlier to describe the dreaded armed plainclothes detectives of 'G Division' of the DMP, thus 'G-men.'  Irish American gangsters brought it with them.

Great Halloween Gag

Severed hands packaged like supermarket meat

A Norwegian 'gag shop' sold fake body parts wrapped like meat (to include nutritional data) under the brand name CHOP SHOP during the Halloween season.  Local 'child care' officials were not thrilled and the police were called to inspect the material.  "All in good fun" according to the manufacture.  What a great gag.

mother teresa on prayer

“Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.”

Friday, November 1, 2013

nigeria top model
ms oluchi orlandi
BornAugust 1, 1982 (age 31)
Modeling information
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight128 lb (58 kg; 9.1 st)
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBrown
Measurements34-24-35 (US); 86.5-61-89 (EU)
Dress size4 (US), 34 (EU)