Archive | October 2016

Vice President Pride

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Tom was so excited about his promotion to Vice President of the company he worked for and kept bragging about it to his wife for weeks on end.

Finally she couldn’t take it any longer, and told him, “Listen, it means nothing, they even have a vice president of peas at the grocery store!”

“Really?” he said. Not sure if this was true or not, Tom decided to call the grocery store.

A clerk answers and Tom says, “Can I please talk to the Vice President of peas?”

The clerk replies, “Canned or frozen?”

THE SPHINX—–HALLOWEEN

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The Editor:   What is on target for Halloween, LL ?

http://www.history.com/topics/halloween/history-of-halloween

Black Cat:   Amigo is going to dye me black with some food dye, and I’m going ” trick or treating “.   I can’t go as a witch, people will think I am Hillary and give me bags of money for her non-profit.  I can’t go as a clown, people might shoot me.  Image result for black cat

http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2016/10/ronald_mcdonald_forced_to_keep.html?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark

TE:  Maybe you could put on your goat hooves and go as the devil.

Goat Cat Not:   They are too tall, I get vertigo.  Amigo said the fire and brimstone was sold out, so I have to use charcoal briquets.  I hope I don’t start a fire, maybe it skips a generation.

 

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Ghost Aurora over Canada
Image Credit & Copyright: Yuichi Takasaka

Explanation: What does this aurora look like to you? While braving the cold to watch the skies above northern Canada early one morning in 2013, a most unusual aurora appeared. The aurora definitely appeared to be shaped like something , but what? Two ghostly possibilities recorded by the astrophotographer were “witch” and “goddess of dawn”, but please feel free to suggest your own Halloween-enhanced impressions. Regardless of fantastical pareidolic interpretations, the pictured aurora had a typical green color and was surely caused by the scientifically commonplace action of high energy particles from space interacting with oxygen in Earth’s upper atmosphere. In the image foreground, at the bottom, is a frozen Alexandra Falls, while evergreen trees cross the middle.

Tomorrow’s picture: holes in galaxies

10 Things To Know For Today

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1. CLINTON SEEKS TO USE NEW FBI INQUIRY AS GALVANIZING FORCE

The campaign is pressing the agency to release more details about the new emails, hoping more information distances the Democrat from the discoveries.

2. WHERE THE ELECTION COULD BE WON

Florida’s “Interstate 4 corridor” and its 6.5 million residents are considered the bellwether of the nation’s largest swing state.

3. OKLAHOMA MANHUNT ENDS

Michael Dale Vance Jr., 38, wanted in a string of violent crimes, is killed in a shootout after a massive, weeklong search, authorities say.

4. WHY FRANCIS’ VISIT TO SWEDEN IS REMARKABLE

The pontiff is marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, a bold gesture given his Jesuit order was founded to defend the faith against “heretical” reforms.

5. ‘ZERO POVERTY’ PROMISE A DISTANT GOAL FOR ARGENTINA

President Mauricio Macri campaigned on a promise to end destitution, though his market-friendly reforms so far have brought pain to the country’s poor.

6. IRAQ TV CALL-IN SHOW GIVES GLIMPSE INSIDE IS-HELD MOSUL

But as Iraqi forces push closer to the besieged city and the militants enforce a ban on phones and the internet, voices from inside Mosul are falling silent.

7. TAKING ‘HONOR’ OUT OF KILLINGS

Two female Pakistani politicians become unlikely allies in the battle to pass a historic law to protect women from murder by members of their own families.

8. WHAT CALIFORNIA WATER AGENCIES ARE LEFT TO PONDER

After spending $350 million to pay property owners to rip out water-slurping lawns, authorities are wondering if the drought-relieving experiment was worth it.

9.TWO BILLION KIDS WORLDWIDE BREATHE TOXIC AIR

UNICEF says about a third of those children live in northern India and neighboring countries and are at risk for lung and brain damage.

10. CUBS CUT WORLD SERIES DEFICIT TO 3-2

Closer Aroldis Chapman gets eight outs and the Cubs beat the Indians 3-2, winning their first Series game in Chicago in 71 years.