Archive | December 5, 2017

Please Come Back

It had been snowing for hours when an announcement came over the University’s intercom: “Will the students who are parked on University Drive please move their cars so that we may begin plowing.”

Twenty minutes later there was another announcement: “Will the twelve hundred students who went to move 26 cars please return to class.”


Astronomy Picture of the Day

A Horizon with Blue and Red
Image Credit & Copyright: Sergio Montúfar (Planetario Ciudad de La Plata)

Explanation: What’s happening on the horizon? The horizon itself, past a spinach field in Guatemala, shows not only trees but a large volcano: the Volcán de Fuego (Volcano of Fire). The red glow at the top of the volcano is hot lava. But your eye may also be drawn to the blue circle above the horizon on the left. This circle surrounds the Moon and, together with other colors, is called a corona. A corona is caused by diffraction of light — here moonlight — by small water droplets in the Earth’s intervening atmosphere. A break in the clouds on the right shows stars and even the planet Saturn far beyond the volcano. Although Volcán de Fuego frequently undergoes low-level activity, the astrophotographer considered himself lucky to capture the scene just during an explosive eruption in late September.

Tomorrow’s picture: dust evil


The Editor:   How corrupt is the Federal Government, LL ?

Slinky  Cat:  It is as crooked as a ” slinky “, and as corrupt as any dictatorship in history.  Everyone wants to ” wet their beak ” above and beyond their normal pay.

The slush fund for taxpayers to pay for sex abuse lawsuits for members of Congress takes the cake.

They can also use taxpayer paid office- budget- money.

They sure do love spreading joy to their employees.