Archive | August 2019

Afterlife

A couple made a deal that whoever died first would come back and inform the other of the afterlife.

Their biggest fear was that there was no afterlife.

After a long life, the husband was the first to go, and true to his word he made contact, “Connie….Connie. ”

“Is that you, Joe?”

“Yes, I’ve come back like we agreed.”

“What’s it like?”

“Well, I get up in the morning, I have sex. I have breakfast, off to the golf course, I have sex. I bathe in the sun, and then I have sex twice. I have lunch, another romp around the golf course, then sex pretty much all afternoon. After supper, golf course again. Then have sex until late at night. The next day it starts again.”

“Oh, Joe you surely must be in heaven.”

“Not exactly, I’m a rabbit on a golf course in Arizona.”

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The Truth Behind…I Shot The Sheriff

“I Shot The Sheriff” by Bob Marley (1975)

Bob Marley’s song “I Shot the Sheriff” topped the charts worldwide and quickly became an anthem against corruption and injustice. Most people assumed, and Marley himself confirmed, that the “sheriff” mentioned in the song was a metaphor for “elements of wickedness.”

Bob Marley

It was only later revealed, in 2011, that there was a deeper, more personal layer to the song’s lyrics. According to Esther Anderson, the music sensation’s former girlfriend, the lyrics were inspired by a disagreement over the use of birth control, which Marley was against. This is especially apparent in the line: “Every time I plant a seed/He said kill it before it grow.”

The story behind….Layla

“Layla” by Derek and the Dominos (1970)

Eric Clapton wrote the song “Layla” during his time with the band Derek and the Dominos. A 7th-century story of unrequited love was used as the song’s inspiration, but it also had another hidden meaning, also consisting of unrequited love.

Eric Clapton Patti Boyd

Eric Clapton wrote the song with Pattie Boyd in mind. Clapton had fallen madly in love with Boyd, however, she was already married to The Beatles musician George Harrison. The couple ended up splitting and in the end, Clapton married Boyd. The song has frequently been called one of the greatest rock songs of all time.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Spitzer’s Orion
Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech

Explanation: Few cosmic vistas excite the imagination like the Orion Nebula, an immense stellar nursery some 1,500 light-years away. Spanning about 40 light-years across the region, this infrared image from the Spitzer Space Telescope was constructed from data intended to monitor the brightness of the nebula’s young stars, many still surrounded by dusty, planet-forming disks. Orion’s young stars are only about 1 million years old, compared to the Sun’s age of 4.6 billion years. The region’s hottest stars are found in the Trapezium Cluster, the brightest cluster near picture center. Launched into orbit around the Sun on August 25, 2003 Spitzer’s liquid helium coolant ran out in May 2009. The infrared space telescope continues to operate though, its mission scheduled to end on January 30, 2020. Recorded in 2010, this false color view is from two channels that still remain sensitive to infrared light at Spitzer’s warmer operating temperatures.

Tomorrow’s picture: sisters in space

THE SPHINX—FOOTBALL AND OTHER THINGS

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Our loyal readers on/near the South East coast should prepare for Hurricane Dorian.

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=dorian+tracker

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2019/08/26/Florida-Bahamas-on-high-alert-as-Hurricane-Dorian-reaches-Category-3-strength/7791566745967/?ls=1

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The Editor:  Is football season already here, LL ?

Panther, Wildcat, Tiger, Lion, Cougar, Alley Cat:  It sure is, here are some predictions/rankings maybe, for the 2019-2020 season.

https://apnews.com/APTop25CollegeFootballPoll

https://www.usatoday.com/sports/ncaaf/polls/amway-coaches-poll/

This is for the pro’s, where they kneel for the National Anthem.

https://www.espn.com/nfl/insider/story/_/id/27013169/ranking-2019-rosters-all-32-nfl-teams

https://www.compughterratings.com/NFL/rankings

These dogs could be trained to sniff-out Progressives.

https://apnews.com/b57bc5e73f0648be9c0f822c9c220cdd

Maybe the farmer’s karma has changed.  SOME PLACES HAVE CHANGED TO 15 % ETHANOL—CHECK THOSE GAS PUMPS AND ENGINE REQUIREMENTS, ESPECIALLY SMALL ENGINES.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2019/08/27/Tentative-trade-deal-with-Japan-encourages-US-farmers-ranchers/7631566859147/?ls=5

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-biofuels-trump/trump-promises-giant-package-related-to-ethanol-to-please-farmers-idUSKCN1VJ1OB