THE SPHINX—–A LITTLE FUN

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So much for a little fun.

https://www.ajc.com/sports/atlanta-braves/

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The Editor:  What is a little fun, LL ?

Mudville Nine Cat:  Here are some baseball players having a little fun, no politics, protests, religion–just fun.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/24378215/mlb-real-not-ronald-acuna-jr-instant-superstar

http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=20289004

TE:    What a trip.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1988-06-03/sports/8801040733_1_poem-thayer-wolf-hopper

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Parker vs Perseid
Image Credit & Copyright: Derek Demeter (Emil Buehler Planetarium)

Explanation: The brief flash of a bright Perseid meteor streaks across the upper right in this composited series of exposures made early Sunday morning near the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower. Set up about two miles from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the photographer also captured the four minute long trail of a Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying the Parker Solar Probe into the dark morning sky. Perseid meteors aren’t slow. The grains of dust from periodic comet Swift-Tuttle vaporize as they plow through Earth’s upper atmosphere at about 60 kilometers per second (133,000 mph). On its way to seven gravity-assist flybys of Venus over its seven year mission, the Parker Solar Probe’s closest approach to the Sun will steadily decrease, finally reaching a distance of 6.1 million kilometers (3.8 million miles). That’s about 1/8 the distance between Mercury and the Sun, and within the solar corona, the Sun’s tenuous outer atmosphere. By then it will be traveling roughly 190 kilometers per second (430,000 mph) with respect to the Sun, a record for fastest spacecraft from planet Earth.

Tomorrow’s picture: a slow train

THE SPHINX—-VILE

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Here are some vile priest.  It’s about time the Catholic Church let priest marry and women become priest.   This is just one state, Pennsylvania.

https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018/08/14/pennsylvania-diocese-sex-abuse-grand-jury-report-released/

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The Editor:  What/who is vile, LL ?

https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=gUxkW7P5G4vysQX6wrKoAw&q=vile+definition&oq=vile&gs_l=psy-ab.1.1.0l10.2235.3491.0.6805.4.4.0.0.0.0.180.669.0j4.4.0….0…1c.1.64.psy-ab..0.4.648…0i131k1.0.6Vj5ryrOEmE

Independent Cat:  Our loyal readers should make sure they clicked  (  more ) in the previous definition,   The loudest yelling Democrats, MSM, late night comedians, and movie stars are vile.

Here is another vile creep.  He expects to hide behind science.  GMO’s are killers.  They enable Roundup to be sprayed on seeds.  It stays with the grown plants and we eat them.  Autism ?   GMO’s are about as safe as cigarettes and nuclear power which are also killers, that were touted as the best thing since sliced bread.

https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/2018/08/04/godfather-of-gmos-wants-consumers-to-be-less-afraid-of-his-food#gs.kgyiOU8

https://www.thrillist.com/vice/the-14-most-hilariously-evil-cigarette-commercials-ever-made

https://www.collective-evolution.com/2015/10/07/heres-why-19-countries-in-europe-just-completely-banned-genetically-modified-crops/

Here is a FBI that has vile people in upper management.

https://www.newsmax.com/politics/fbi-christopher-steele-dossier-president-donald-trump/2018/08/03/id/875440/

Here is a vile creature who had a CHINESE SPY as her driver and gofer for twenty years while she was on the Senate Intelligence Committee.  What a creep.  It was covered up for five ( 5 ) years after the discovery.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2018/08/06/wait-there-was-a-chinese-spy-in-sen-feinsteins-office-that-operated-for-20-n2507074

I would give this traitor a carry-on airline bag and tell her to fill it up with money and banish her and her family from America.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Launch of the Parker Solar Probe
Image Credit & Copyright: John Kraus

Explanation: When is the best time to launch a probe to the Sun? The now historic answer — which is not a joke because this really happened this past weekend — was at night. Night, not only because NASA’s Parker Solar Probe‘s (PSP) launch window to its planned orbit occurred, in part, at night, but also because most PSP instruments will operate in the shadow of its shield — in effect creating its own perpetual night near the Sun. Before then, years will pass as the PSP sheds enough orbital energy to approach the Sun, swinging past Venus seven times. Eventually, the PSP is scheduled to pass dangerously close to the Sun, within 9 solar radii, the closest ever. This close, the temperature will be 1,400 degrees Celsius on the day side of the PSP’s Sun shield — hot enough to melt many forms of glass. On the night side, though, it will be near room temperature. A major goal of the PSP’s mission to the Sun is to increase humanity’s understanding of the Sun’s explosions that impact Earth’s satellites and power grids. Pictured is the night launch of the PSP aboard the United Launch AlliancesDelta IV Heavy rocket early Sunday morning.

Tomorrow’s picture: pixels in space

Make That Three…..

Image result for cartoon pic of a cowboy with 3 beers

A cowboy, who just moved to Colorado from Texas, walks into a bar and orders three mugs of Bud. He sits in the back of the room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn. When he finishes them, he comes back to the bar and orders three more.
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The bartender approaches and tells the cowboy: “You know, a mug goes flat after I draw it.  It would taste better if you bought one at a time.”
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The cowboy replies:”Well, you see, I have two brothers.  One is an Airborne Ranger, the other is a Navy Seal, both serving overseas somewhere.  When we all left our home in Texas, we promised that we’d drink this way to remember the days when we drank together. So I’m drinking one beer for each of my brothers and one for myself.”
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The bartender admits that this is a nice custom and leaves it there.
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The cowboy becomes a regular in the bar, and always drinks the same way. He orders three mugs and drinks them in turn.
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One day, he comes in and only orders two mugs. All the regulars take notice and fall silent.
When he comes back to the bar for the second round, the bartender says:”I don’t want to intrude on your grief, but I wanted to offer my condolences on your loss.”
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The cowboy looks quite puzzled for a moment, then a light dawns in his eyes and he laughs. “Oh, no, everybody’s just fine,” he explains, “It’s just that my wife and I joined the church and I had to quit drinking.”
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“Hasn’t affected my brothers though.”
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