Archive | December 2017

Walk on Water

Dallas heard that his father, grandfather and great-grandfather had all walked on water on their 21st birthdays.

So, on his 21st birthday, Dallas and his big brother Damon, headed out to the lake. “If they did it, I can too!” he insisted.

When Dallas and Damon arrived at the lake, they rented a canoe and began paddling. When they got to the middle of the lake, Dallas stepped off of the side of the boat… and nearly drowned. Furious and somewhat embarrassed, he and Damon headed for home. When Dallas arrived back at the family home, he asked his grandmother for an explanation. “Grandma, why can’t I walk on water like my father, and his father, and his father before him?”

His sweet old grandmother took Dallas by the hand, looked into his eyes, and explained, “That’s because your father, grandfather, and great-grandfather were born in January. You, my dear, were born in June.”




Don’t forget the Rose Parade.


The Editor:   Why are you writing about football, LL ?

First and Ten Cat:  I’m tired of politics.  The University of Georgia has a chance for the national championship.  Here is their last Rose Bowl visit.  Back then Californians spoke English.

Here is their best game in their last championship season ( 1980 ).

Here is part of the Ice Bowl.

I like these two Alabama plays.

There are no good football songs that I could find.   Happy New Year.


Astronomy Picture of the Day

To Fly Free in Space
Image Credit: STS-41B, NASA

Explanation: What would it be like to fly free in space? At about 100 meters from the cargo bay of the space shuttle Challenger, Bruce McCandless II was living the dream — floating farther out than anyone had ever been before. Guided by a Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU), astronaut McCandless, pictured, was floating free in space. McCandless and fellow NASA astronaut Robert Stewart were the first to experience such an “untethered space walk” during Space Shuttle mission 41-B in 1984. The MMU worked by shooting jets of nitrogen and was used to help deploy and retrieve satellites. With a mass over 140 kilograms, an MMU is heavy on Earth, but, like everything, is weightless when drifting in orbit. The MMU was replaced with the SAFER backpack propulsion unit.

Tomorrow’s picture: sun ring


The Editor:   Are you ready for the new year, LL ?

Boycott Ditney Cat:  I sure am,  here are some news happenings.  Ditney is taking away Do Not Disturb signs.  Maybe they could take the saved money and put up some ” WATCH OUT FOR ALLIGATORS IN THE POOL/LAGOON.

In another customer satisfaction move, The New York Slime reports an unnamed source that Ditney will be using urban coyotes as guard animals to protect their guests, small cats, and dogs.

Here is a toy for our wealthy readers.

A Pennsylvania taxpayer accidentally receives Al Gore’s electric bill.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo 17 VIP Site Anaglyph
Image Credit: Gene Cernan, Apollo 17, NASA; Anaglyph by Erik van Meijgaarden

Explanation: Get out your red/blue glasses and check out this stereo scene from Taurus-Littrow valley on the Moon! The color anaglyph features a detailed 3D view of Apollo 17’s Lunar Rover in the foreground — behind it lies the Lunar Module and distant lunar hills. Because the world was going to be able to watch the Lunar Module’s ascent stage liftoff via the rover’s TV camera, this parking place was also known as the VIP Site. In December of 1972, Apollo 17 astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt spent about 75 hours on the Moon, while colleague Ronald Evans orbited overhead. The crew returned with 110 kilograms of rock and soil samples, more than from any of the other lunar landing sites. Cernan and Schmitt are still the last to walk (or drive) on the Moon.

Tomorrow’s picture: to fly free