Archive | December 11, 2017

Skunk Walk

A family of skunks went for their morning walk. They came to a fork in the road.

The daddy skunk said, “My instinct tells me to take the left fork.”

The momma skunk said, “My instinct tells me to take the right fork.”

The baby skunk pondered a moment and said, “My end stinks too but I still don’t know which road to take!”

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If You Carry A Flashlight

A tourist was being led through the swamps of Florida.

“Is it true,” the tourist asked, “that an alligator won’t attack you if you carry a flashlight?”

“That depends,” replied the guide, “on how fast you carry the flashlight.”

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THE SPHINX—-WATCH OUT

The Editor:    What should we watch out for, LL ?

Sunshine State Cat:  I would advise all of our loyal readers to be careful in Florida, California, and Australia.  If you want a bizarre story,  one will have it.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/florida/fl-reg-python-everglades-catch-20171205-story.html

Even sending emojis can be dangerous.    

http://www.news.com.au/technology/online/social/how-the-law-responds-when-emoji-are-the-weapon-of-choice/news-story/04d9362f6bd5c27c61d6b5e1ab432798

Wear warm clothing in Siberia.

https://weather.com/news/weather/news/2017-11-28-siberia-colder-than-minus-60-degrees-in-november

Here is a Congressman-want-to-be, The Retiring Conyers’ Son.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/06/john-conyers-son-arrested-february-accused-stabbing-girlfriend-domestic-dispute/

Here is a want-to-be-cat burglar.

https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2017/12/07/Clever-cat-opens-owners-bedroom-door-without-help/3741512679367/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=2

This judge dropped out of the news.

http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/us/article/Prominent-judge-accused-of-sexual-misconduct-12417594.php

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Kozinski

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Mercury Visualized from MESSENGER
Video Credit: NASA, JHUAPL, CIW; Processing: Roman Tkachenko; Music: Open Sea Morning by Puddle of Infinity

Explanation: What would it be like to fly over the planet Mercury? Images and data taken from NASA’s robotic MESSENGER spacecraft that orbited Mercury from 2011 to 2015 have been digitally combined to envision a virtual flight that highlights much of the hot planet’s surface. In general, the Solar System’s innermost world appears similar to Earth’s Moon as it is covered by a heavily cratered gray terrain. MESSENGER discovered much about Mercury including that shadows near its poles likely host water ice. The featured video opens as Mercury is viewed from the Sun-facing side and concludes with the virtual spacecraft retreating into Mercury’s night. Mercury actually rotates so slowly that it only completes three rotations for every two trips around the Sun. In 2018, Europe and Japan plan to launch BepiColombo to better map Mercury’s surface and probe its magnetic field.

Tomorrow’s picture: seasonal sky