Friday, September 30, 2016

More from the Journal of Amazing Archaeology

From the 1966 Hilltopper as published in the Aug 1 issue of JAA.
Voted Most Likely to Erode - Tuutapu T'uu
from the article "Whatever became of Tuutapu?"

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Mouse on The Barroom Floor

Some Guinness was spilled on the barroom floor
when the pub was shut for the night.
Out of his hole crept a wee brown mouse
and stood in the pale moonlight.
He lapped up the frothy brew from the floor,
then back on his haunches he sat.
And all night long you could hear him roar,'Bring on the goddam cat!'

author unknown

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Mary-Louise Parker

An actress? yes. eh a good one! Captivating and lovely...okay! There is some how a nice something the women brings to a role. I'd change her name to Mei Shi!

Monday, September 26, 2016

autumn leaves from the treetops

some beauty

Sonnet 73 by William Shakespeare
That time of year thou mayst in me behold
When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.
In me thou see’st the twilight of such day
As after sunset fadeth in the west;
Which by and by black night doth take away,
Death’s second self, that seals up all in rest.
In me thou see’st the glowing of such fire,
That on the ashes of his youth doth lie,
As the deathbed whereon it must expire,
Consumed with that which it was nourished by.
This thou perceiv’st, which makes thy love more strong,
To love that well which thou must leave ere long.

InFamous Halloween Quotes

Step one - get candy.  Step two - guard stash.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

George Carlin's Tombstone

 There are representational of the "seven words" band from use on TV.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Chinese "Spring Festival"

Chinese New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. In China, it is known as "Spring Festival."

Friday, September 23, 2016

owl in spring woods

jpr: had me one in my basement years ago!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Rembrandt self portraits

No artist has left a loftier or more penetrating personal testament than Rembrandt van Rijn. In more than 90 portraits of himself that date from the outset of his career in the 1620s to the year of his death in 1669

jpr: The Dutch master was renowned for capturing the essence of a person with the stokes of a paint brush . Is there not a persistent trace of his immortal soul in these images produced over 4 decades?

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Sistine Chapel Choir

The Sistine Chapel Choir is  based in Vatican City and is one of the oldest religious choirs in the world. At present, the choir comprises approximately twenty adult singers (eleven tenors and nine basses) and thirty unpaid boy choristers (sopranos and contraltos)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

sonic boom cloud

A plane at hyper speed  compresses most air in front which then expands aft. The vaporization of the condensed moisture is a bit behind in time which during decompression of the air forms a cloud  temporarily.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Monday funny

Mobile Shed Racing

Another unusual English sport.  Top record speed, 88 mph.  And these people once ruled an empire.

May The Force Be With You = useless factoid.

Joseph Campbell, well known academic mythologist, rejected the concept of God of the major religions.  God ‘the father,’ the ‘personal’ god was a common myth of primitive cultures developed in an effort to deal with the many frightening conditions of their lives.  No such god exists.  God, he believed, was the impersonal force of the universe that gives life to all things, the god of life and death, a god whom we cannot possibly know (St. Thomas Aquinas aggress).  Often criticized, his work was a major influence on George Lucas’ Star Wars.  Lucas’ all powerful ‘force’ was Campbell’s ‘force as god.’

This raises lots of troubling ???

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Curious...I am!

"When curious one finds things to do." Walt Disney

Saturday, September 17, 2016

wading in appalachian stream

Be a fine time to walk up a stream...end of summer the creeks be mighty low!

Friday, September 16, 2016

thanks, S.H.E.

wheel barrel art

somes lvs their barry theys do

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Confused... I am

“Meow” means “woof” in cat.” 
― George Carlin

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016

whats in ur backyard?

A couple in Nevada digging in their backyard revealed nearly perfectly preserved $20 gold coins with liberty head designs on the front, dated from the 1890s. They found eight cans containing 1,427 coins - with a face value of $27,980 but worth an estimated $10 million today.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Buddhism, a non theisitc religion


The Buddha did not believe in God, the soul, or salvation.  He concluded, after years of searching, that there 'was no evidence.'  And he may have been the first proponent of the god myth. Argued by many contemporary scholars, the myth holds that primitive man created the idea of all controlling ‘supreme beings’ as a means of gaining some influence over the fears and mysteries of their lives through prayer and sacrifice.  Instead, the Buddha believed that the problems of mankind were the product of human behavior, and thus curable by man and 'the way.'

End of Summer.

Two sisters hav'e a last day at the  beach in County Down, Ireland last week, just before returning to school. Guess the waters a little cold.


its a gift we give

"Fullness of the heart gives words to the mouth."  Scripture

Saturday, September 10, 2016

leaves have started to fall

hot  or not this coming soon

jpr: Its been 88 deg F all week here but the leaves are turning and collecting on the ground! Just a few but its unmistakably fall. Put me a cheap temporary orange plastic rollout fence for leaf collection until they can be disposed later. Shazaam!

Friday, September 9, 2016

family overdose

It happened on Wednesday on Prospect Street in East Liverpool near a school bus stop.
An East Liverpool Police Officer says he witnessed a dark Ford Explorer driving erratically.
As a school bus was discharging students, the vehicle in question began to brake hard and skidded to a stop.
The officer made contact with the driver who was identified as 47-year-old, James Lee Acord. According to the police report his head was bobbing back and forth, and his speech was difficult to understand.
Acord stated that he was taking his female passenger, 50-year-old Rhonda Pasek to the hospital.
Eventually, both of the adults were completely unconscious in the car and had to be revived by Narcan. A drug commonly used to reverse an opiate overdose.
In the backseat was a 4-year-old boy, later identified as Pasek's grandson according to city officials. Columbiana County Children's Services was called.

Did you know

A model with six-inch long facial hair has become the youngest woman in the world to have a full beard, according to the Guinness World Records.  Body positivity campaigner Harnaam Kaur, 24, from Slough, Berkshire, UK said it was "humbling" to be included.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Alivia vikander

See her in remake of man from uncle.  Swedish actress raising bp worldwide!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

LaMat Revolver

Produced at the end of the civil war for officers in the confederate cavalry. It was a nine shot revolver with a 16  gauge shot gun barrel slung below.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

pigsy the pig demon

In traditional Chinese Taoism, there is a divine goddess names Doumu Yuanjun (斗姆元君) who was acclaimed as the mother of all the constellations.. She has four faces while one of them is akin to a pig's face

In a modern day version, Zhu Bajie is a complex and developed character in a novel. He is called Pogsy, andlooks like a terrible monster, part human and part pig, who often gets himself and his companions into trouble through his laziness, gluttony, and propensity for lusting after pretty women.

Jpr: this concept is a familiar theme from many cultures where a demon is a pig.

Monday, September 5, 2016

"no labor" day

To labor is to pray!  St Benedict

Sunday, September 4, 2016

yes its time

We have lost at least 4 hrs of daylight  and a drop of 15 deg F with Septembers arrival.  Have noticed the insects beginning to move from the field to the house. Getting the home ready for cold weather.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Funny, funny man.

Dara O'Briaien (o-bree-an) is a 6'5', 44 year old Irish comedian and TV presenter, and a widely read newspaper columnist, with degrees in mathematics and physics, who speaks fluent Irish. "I'm staunchly atheist, I simply don't believe in God, even if he believes in me. But I'm still Catholic, of course.[27] Catholicism has a much broader reach than just the religion. I'm technically Catholic, it's the box you have to tick on the census form: Don't believe in God, but I do still hate Rangers.'"

Loose bovine

Years ago, when living on Knights Hill in Appalachia, my wife was taking the wash out to hang. She  found three of the neighbors cattle feeding under the cloths lines.

Common event at the homes of country folk! Nature dont do dull moments!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Ashokan farewell

“a Scottish lament written in 1982  by a Jewish guy from the Bronx would become the de facto anthem of the Civil War  by Ken Burns"

Jpr: the skill level is intermediate. My achievement goal  is to play this on a piano once I move from beginner

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Pluto and its moons

Looks like a big boy planet to me!