Archive | August 13, 2018

A tad bit of reality….

                                                                    Image result for cartoon pic of chicago bears quarterback

The coach had put together the perfect team for the Chicago Bears. The only thing missing was a good quarterback. He scouted and scouted, but couldn’t find a quarterback who could give the Bears a shot at a Super Bowl win.

 Then one night, while watching the news, he saw a war-zone scene in the West Bank. In one corner of the background, he spotted a young Israeli soldier with a truly incredible arm. He threw a hand grenade straight into a 15th story window 100 yards away.

 KABOOM!

 He threw another hand grenade 75 yards away, right into a chimney.

 KA-BLOOEY!

 Then, he threw another at a passing car going 90 mph.

 BULLS-EYE!

 “I’ve got to get this guy!” the coach said to himself. “He has the perfect arm!”

 So, he brings him to the States and teaches him the great game of football. And, the Bears go on to win the Super Bowl.

The young man is hailed as a great hero of football and when the coach asks him what he wants, all the young man wants is to call his mother.

 “Mom”, he says into the phone, “I just won the Super Bowl !”

 “I don’t want to talk to you”, the old woman says. “You are not my son!”

 “I don’t think you understand, Mom,” the young man pleads.

 “I’ve won the greatest sporting event in the world. I’m here among thousands of my adoring fans.”

 “No! Let me tell you!” his mother retorts. “At this very moment, there are gunshots all around us. The neighborhood is a pile of rubble. Your two brothers were beaten within an inch of their lives last week, and I have to keep your sister in the house so she doesn’t get raped!” The old lady pauses, and then tearfully says……”I’ll never forgive you for making us move to Chicago!”

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THE SPHINX—-SAFE

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This guy needed a ” little hickory ” or maybe a ” little Glock “.

http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/38856205/a-rabid-beaver-attacked-a-father-and-daughter-out-kayaking

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The Editor:  What/who is safe, LL ?

Safety Cat:  For our loyal readers who live near messy neighbors,  ( DEET )  is more or less safe.

https://www.consumerreports.org/insect-repellent/how-safe-is-deet-insect-repellent-safety/

Your vote isn’t safe.  Crooks are always vigilant. The safest vote is a ( PAPER  BALLOT ).  They can be thrown away, but not lost in an electronic void or hacked.

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/08/expert-170-registered-voters-in-ohios-12th-district-listed-as-over-116-years-old/

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/07/voter-fraud-670-ballots-cast-georgia-precinct-276-voters/

The EPA is unsafe it is  still letting chemical companies poison us and our children.

https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/epa-pesticide-ban-court/2018/08/09/id/876306/

Here is a small pony.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6040753/Worlds-smallest-horse-stands-tall-19-inches-hes-called-Gulliver.html

Antidepressants are unsafe to birds, just like people.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/antidepressants-change-songbirds-courtship-rituals-uk-study-005438198.html

Astronomy Picture of the Day

The Pencil Nebula in Red and Blue
Image Credit & Copyright: José Joaquín Perez

Explanation: This shock wave plows through interstellar space at over 500,000 kilometers per hour. Near the top and moving up in this sharply detailed color composite, thin, bright, braided filaments are actually long ripples in a cosmic sheet of glowing gas seen almost edge-on. Cataloged as NGC 2736, its elongated appearance suggests its popular name, the Pencil Nebula. The Pencil Nebula is about 5 light-years long and 800 light-years away, but represents only a small part of the Vela supernova remnant. The Vela remnant itself is around 100 light-years in diameter, the expanding debris cloud of a star that was seen to explode about 11,000 years ago. Initially, the shock wave was moving at millions of kilometers per hour but has slowed considerably, sweeping up surrounding interstellar material. In the featured narrow-band, wide field image, red and blue colors track the characteristic glow of ionized hydrogen and oxygen atoms, respectively.

Tomorrow’s picture: of gas and galaxies