THE SPHINX—-TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY

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Our loyal Pirate Readers should keep an eye on Maria.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/hurricane-maria-puerto-rico-imposes-rationing-of-basic-supplies/

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The Editor:  Is it Pirate Day already, LL ?

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/talk-like-a-pirate-day/

AAARRRGGG  Cat:  It arrgg, sure is matey.  If you want to be a pirate, forget the parrots.  They are more trouble than a barrel of Democratic Monkeys.

http://www.cetusnews.com/life/Polly-Want-a-Xanax–Neurotic-Parrots-Can-Drive-Their-Owners-Crazy—-.B1QreFMsYW.html

Speaking of pirates, ole Coca-Cola wants its poison victims to find a new sweetener.  I guess they are out of Roundup.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2017/09/05/Coca-Colas-sweet-deal-1-million-prize-to-replace-sugar/4901504633717/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=5

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Veil Nebula: Wisps of an Exploded Star
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Explanation: Wisps like this are all that remain visible of a Milky Way star. About 7,000 years ago that star exploded in a supernova leaving the Veil Nebula. At the time, the expanding cloud was likely as bright as a crescent Moon, remaining visible for weeks to people living at the dawn of recorded history. Today, the resulting supernova remnant, also known as the Cygnus Loop, has faded and is now visible only through a small telescope directed toward the constellation of the Swan (Cygnus). The remaining Veil Nebula is physically huge, however, and even though it lies about 1,400 light-years distant, it covers over five times the size of the full Moon. The featured picture is a Hubble Space Telescope mosaic of six images together covering a span of only about two light years, a small part of the expansive supernova remnant. In images of the complete Veil Nebula, even studious readers might not be able to identify the featured filaments.

Tomorrow’s picture: the big corona

A little classroom humor…

The teacher gave her fifth grade class an assignment: Get their parents to tell them a story with a moral at the end of it.

The next day, the kids came back and, one by one, began to tell their stories.

They were all the regular types of stuff: Spilled milk and pennies saved. But then the teacher realized, that only Janie was left.

“Janie, do you have a story to share? ‘Yes ma’am. My daddy told me a story about my Mommy. She was a Marine pilot in Desert Storm, and her plane got hit. She had to bail out over enemy territory, and all she had was a flask of whiskey, a pistol, and a survival knife.

She drank the whiskey on the way down so the bottle wouldn’t break, and then she parachuted right into the middle of 20 Iraqi troops. She shot 15 of them with the pistol, until she ran out of bullets, killed four more with the knife, till the blade broke, and then she killed the last Iraqi with her bare hands.”

”Good Heavens, ‘said the horrified teacher. What did your Daddy tell you was the moral to this horrible story’?”

“Don’t F*** with Mommy when she’s been drinking.”

 

I love these touching stories !!!

 

 

 

 

THE SPHINX—-PIANO DOG

The Editor:  Is this about a dog, LL ?

Arf, Arf, Cat:   Just partially.

Here are some crying millionaires.

https://www.upi.com/Sports_News/MLB/2017/09/16/Chicago-Cubs-John-Lackey-Willson-Contreras-go-nuts-on-umpire-for-calling-ball/4541505572317/?utm_source=fp&utm_campaign=ts_pi&utm_medium=25

Hungary’s wall works.

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/09/16/hungary-builds-a-wall-cuts-illegal-immigration-by-over-99-per-cent/

Doo-wop motels make a come back.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4892858/Doo-wop-era-motels-make-resurgence-New-Jersey.html

California may pass a law that only lets pet stores sell  ” rescue animals “, that is unless the store owners declare their shops sanctuary-shops.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2017/09/15/California-could-soon-require-pet-stores-sell-only-rescue-animals/8181505443807/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=18

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rescue_dog

http://www.faithpot.com/piano-playing-dog/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=16/08/2017

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Orion above Easter Island
Image Credit & Copyright: Yuri Beletsky (Carnegie Las Campanas Observatory, TWAN)

Explanation: Why were the statues on Easter Island built? No one is sure. What is sure is that over 800 large stone statues exist there. The Easter Island statues, stand, on the average, over twice as tall as a person and have over 200 times as much mass. Few specifics are known about the history or meaning of the unusual rock sculptures, but many believe that they were created about 700 years ago in the images of local leaders of a lost civilization. Featured here, one of the ancient Moai sculptures was imaged in 2016 before the constellation of Orion, including the famous line of three belt stars and brilliant stars Betelgeuse (far left in red) and Rigel (upper center). The stone giant appears, however, to be inspecting the brightest star in the night sky (far right): Sirius.

Tomorrow’s picture: wisps of the veil

THE SPHINX—-FOOLS AND SUCH

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KEN BURNS HAS AN 18 HOUR DOCUMENTARY ABOUT VIETNAM STARTING TONIGHT AT 8 EASTERN TIME ON PBS.  THIS IS PROBABLY AS CLOSE TO THE TRUTH AS YOU WILL EVER GET ABOUT THIS BIG GOVERNMENT LIE.

http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/the-vietnam-war/home/

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The Editor:  Are there many fools out there, LL ?

Fool Cat:   There are more fools than you can shake a dead-dog at.  Here is my favorite this week.

https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2017/09/13/Maryland-bus-driver-suspended-for-reading-paper-behind-the-wheel/7961505317305/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=10

This is a group pick.  Once you don’t enforce laws/rules you pay a price.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-anaheim-homeless-emergency-20170913-story.html

Trump said he wasn’t a fool.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-13/trump-blocks-china-backed-bid-for-chipmaker-over-security-risk

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2017/09/13/Trump-admin-imposes-visa-sanctions-on-countries-for-refusing-deportees/2061505348728/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=8

Here is a Brazilian fool, probably speaking Portuguese.  The poor cat wished he had Gecko toes instead of claws.

https://www.boredpanda.com/rat-catching-fail-guy-cat/