Archive | November 2017

Owed Money

A man went to his lawyer and asked him, “My neighbor owes me $500 and he won’t pay up. What should I do?”

“Do you have any proof he owes you the money?” asked the lawyer.

“Nope,” replied the man.

“Okay, then write him a letter asking him for the $5,000 he owes you,” said the lawyer.

“But it’s only $500,” replied the man.

“Precisely. That’s what he will reply and then you’ll have your proof!”

THE SPHINX—-PROBLEMS, PROBLEMS

 

The Editor:  Who is having problems, LL ?

Juvenile Delinquent Cat:  Teachers are under such stress that they resign or turn into dope-fiends.  The bullies and disruptive students need a little hickory.  You can teach them manners now or put them in prison later.  Don’t write me about the first video, it is a metaphor.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2017/11/22/45-Pennsylvania-teachers-resign-due-to-student-violence/8361511330366/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=7

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/11/22/teacher-arrested-accused-of-having-drugs-at-ind-school/

The doctors are stressed from too much regulation.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/counting-costs-u-hospitals-feeling-pain-physician-burnout-060924887–finance.html

Have your cat test all new dressers.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2017/11/21/Ikea-issues-dresser-recall-reminder-after-eighth-child-death/2541511312556/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=14

The Navy is stressed.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/23/politics/us-navy-seventh-fleet-breaking-point/index.html

Astronomy Picture of the Day

M33: Triangulum Galaxy
Image Credit & Copyright: Peter Nagy

Explanation: The small, northern constellation Triangulum harbors this magnificent face-on spiral galaxy, M33. Its popular names include the Pinwheel Galaxy or just the Triangulum Galaxy. M33 is over 50,000 light-years in diameter, third largest in the Local Group of galaxies after the Andromeda Galaxy (M31), and our own Milky Way. About 3 million light-years from the Milky Way, M33 is itself thought to be a satellite of the Andromeda Galaxy and astronomers in these two galaxies would likely have spectacular views of each other’s grand spiral star systems. As for the view from planet Earth, this sharp composite image nicely shows off M33’s blue star clusters and pinkish star forming regions along the galaxy’s loosely wound spiral arms. In fact, the cavernous NGC 604 is the brightest star forming region, seen here at about the 7 o’clock position from the galaxy center. Like M31, M33’s population of well-measured variable stars have helped make this nearby spiral a cosmic yardstick for establishing the distance scale of the Universe.

Tomorrow’s picture: pixels in space

Astronomy Picture of the Day

M42: The Great Orion Nebula
Image Credit & Copyright: Francesco Battistella

Explanation: Few astronomical sights excite the imagination like the nearby stellar nursery known as the Orion Nebula. The Nebula‘s glowing gas surrounds hot young stars at the edge of an immense interstellar molecular cloud. Many of the filamentary structures visible in the featured image are actually shock waves – fronts where fast moving material encounters slow moving gas. The Orion Nebula spans about 40 light years and is located about 1500 light years away in the same spiral arm of our Galaxy as the Sun. The Great Nebula in Orion can be found with the unaided eye just below and to the left of the easily identifiable belt of three stars in the popular constellation Orion. The featured image, taken last month, shows a two-hour exposure of the nebula in three colors. The whole Orion Nebula cloud complex, which includes the Horsehead Nebula, will slowly disperse over the next 100,000 years.

Tomorrow’s picture: open space

THE SPHINX—NOT SO VIRGIN—SEX—ROBOTS—FAKE NEWS

The Editor:  Is this article supposed to be in our Subscription Sphinx For Adults, LL ?

Black Silk Cat:   No,  it’s just a coincidence.  Here is the not so virgin link.  Remember, honey is also counterfeited by the Chinese.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/not-so-virgin-greek-police-arrest-7-for-selling-bogus-olive-oil-1.3694629

https://www.forbes.com/sites/larryolmsted/2016/07/15/exclusive-book-excerpt-honey-is-worlds-third-most-faked-food/#90c2e4c4f095

Here are our weekly sex articles.

https://nypost.com/2017/11/26/cbs-told-me-to-sleep-with-coworkers-to-get-ahead-suit/

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/11/22/weinstein-aftermath-all-men-accused-sexual-misconduct/884778001/

Here are two ( 2 )  repulsive fakers.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/11/26/fake-news-morning-joe-caught-pretending-pre-taped-day-thanksgiving-show-live/

Here is an acrobatic robot.

https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2017/11/17/Watch-Boston-Dynamics-robot-leaps-does-back-flips/6821510939981/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=19

This is before the artist got old and skanky.