Archive | January 6, 2018




The Editor:    Who needs mermaids, LL ?

Bubble, Bubble Cat:  Weeki Wachee Springs needs some.

I had almost rather be a smelly dog than get into water.  W.C. Fields was a cats best friend.

Maybe some new illegals could be mermaids.

Youthful Entrepreneurship

Someone in our neighborhood put a huge sofa out by the curb for trash collection. Since it was in good shape, many motorists slowed down for a look. But when they saw how enormous it was, they’d leave.

Eventually, a sports car pulled up, and two teens got out. “This I’ve got to see,” I thought.

They removed the cushions, turned the sofa upside down, and shook it hard. Then they picked up all the coins that tumbled out and drove off laughing.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Planets on the Wing
Image Credit & Copyright: Dong Han

Explanation: Lately, bright Jupiter and fainter Mars have been easy to spot for early morning skygazers. Before dawn on January 7 the two naked-eye planets will reach a close conjunction near the horizon, only 1/4 degree apart in predawn eastern skies. That apparent separation corresponds to about half the angular diameter of a Full Moon. Just off the wing of a high-flying aircraft in this snapshot from early morning January 5, Jupiter (left) and Mars (middle) are also lined-up with the well-balanced Zubenelgenubi (right), alpha star of the constellation Libra. Below are lights from central Europe near Prague, Czech Republic, planet Earth.

Tomorrow’s picture: tethers in space