Archive | December 2016

THE SPHINX—-TIME AND OTHER STUFF

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The Editor:  What are you going to do with your extra second, LL ?

http://www.rappler.com/science-nature/matter-numbers/156879-extra-second-2016

Timex Cat:   I’m going to be a better cat ( for that second ).   I will be like Hill-take a licking and keep on ticking.

Here is where the last Nazis are located ( other than Washington, D.C. ).

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2489440/satellite-spots-massive-object-hidden-under-the-frozen-wastes-of-antarctica/

Time & Technology march on.

https://www.cnet.com/news/bmw-traps-thief-by-remotely-locking-him-in-car-he-was-stealing/

THE SPHINX—-NEWS STUFF

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News Cat:   Robot sex is almost here.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/12/19/rise-sex-robots-will-make-people-appreciate-real-thing/

Here is a treat for Twilight Zone fans.

http://www.upi.com/Entertainment_News/TV/2016/12/24/Twilight-Zone-marathon-to-begin-on-Syfy-Dec-31/2791482580932/?spt=hs&or=en_tv

I don’t understand why this guy wasn’t charged with reckless driving.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/dec/24/california-dui-caffeine-lawsuit-solano-county

Here is how to handle a squirrel if rat-poison or guns are not legal.

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2016/12/22/Kentucky-woman-uses-a-Slinky-to-squirrel-proof-her-bird-feeder/4471482420119/?spt=mps&or=1&sn=on

You figure this one out.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/dec/25/solar-powered-town-babcock-ranch-environmentalist-panther

THE SPHINX—OLD TIMES

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The Editor:   What were the old days like, LL ?

Eat a Parrot Cat:    If they practiced better health care they might outlive modern people.  Here are some modern photos of isolated people.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/12/uncontacted-tribe-amazon-brazil-photos/

This is an ancient nativity scene.

http://www.seeker.com/5000-year-old-nativity-scene-found-2161058490.html

These are ancient mummies, older than the ones in Egypt.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/scans-unveil-secrets-worlds-oldest-mummies-024538479.html

THE SPHINX- 2016

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So long to 2016.  Thanks to Ted Turner.

Of special note,  one death was R2D2.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/aug/13/kenny-baker-r2-d2-dies-star-wars

Princess Leia is in intensive care.

https://www.google.com/search?q=carrie+fisher&biw=1366&bih=604&tbm=isch&imgil=WUAE49gPBuWCSM%253A%253Bbz5CWXLt_-6hZM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.scmp.com%25252Fnews%25252Fhong-kong%25252Farticle%25252F1646812%25252Fcarrie-fisher-hong-kong-charity-ball-revels-star-wars-legacy&source=iu&pf=m&fir=WUAE49gPBuWCSM%253A%252Cbz5CWXLt_-6hZM%252C_&usg=__RDnROS1fCVTj_ptk4M6PJifj4Zc%3D&ved=0ahUKEwj19t3M-4_RAhUG6CYKHcgyACkQyjcIlQE&ei=yA5gWPXyMIbQmwHI5YDIAg#tbm=isch&q=carrie+fisher+movies&imgrc=gRQVUNWHP3t_uM%3A

http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/carrie-fisher-heart-attack-latest-9509603

THE SPHINX–THE LAST APOCALYPSE OF THE YEAR, MAYBE

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The Editor:  Is this for real, LL ?

The End Cat:  It could be, I would like to see the Clinton’s Christmas, if they celebrate it.  This might be the end.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4060848/Apocalyptic-wall-sea-smoke-Lake-Superior-beginning-white-Christmas-Minnesota-neighbors-massive-blizzard-looks-set-hit-December-25.html

You Never Know Cat:    Maybe this is the end.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2459656/solar-storm-to-batter-earth-this-christmas-after-flare-shoots-from-massive-hole-in-the-sun/

Here is a last goodbye to all the Clintons, I have worn out Happy Trails.

Merry Christmas

Perhaps you are wondering why Tolley’s Topics has been more professional over the past month?

 

ChristmasI had knee replacement surgery and a dear friend, from over 40 years ago, has maintained the site for me. He and Lois Lion have done a great job and I thank them both very much. I hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas Day………we are all blessed to have a President, being sworn in shortly, who agrees with MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

-Sheila-

Merry Christmas