Archive | April 4, 2020

The woodpecker may have to go!

Everything I need to know about life, I learned from Noah’s Ark…

One: Don’t miss the boat.

Two: Remember that we are all in the same boat.

Three: Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the Ark.

Four: Stay fit. When you’re 600 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.

Five: Don’t listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.

Six: Build your future on high ground.

Seven: For safety  sake, travel in pairs.

Eight: Speed isn’t always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.

Nine: When you’re stressed, float a while.

Ten: Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.

Eleven: No matter the storm, when you are with God, there’s always a rainbow waiting. NOW, wasn’t that nice? Pass it along and make someone else smile, too.




This might be good news.


This is Nancy’s new impeachment committee.  Mensa member Clyburn from South Carolina is the chairman.  This is the last time the Sphinx will mention it.


The Editor:  What are some reactions to the Chinese Wuhan Flu, LL ?

Almost Surprised Cat:  I was almost surprised by some of the responses.  The first one is from the Philippines.

These medical workers are having their pay and benefits reduced.

CBS used an Italian hospital rather than an American one to show how chaotic we are.

A winery has a dog to help with deliveries.

Malaysia advised women on how to dress and behave.  The only thing they left out was get me a Vodka Martini while you are up.

China is replacing deceased workers with slave laborers.

Turkmenistan banned the word coronavirus, and threatened to lock up people wearing masks.

California didn’t say much, they got rid of their medical supplies in 2011.  Sanctuaries cost big bucks.

Pigleosi and her gutter snipes started screaming, after wasting a month on impeachment.

The World Health Organization continued to spend more money on travel expenses than medical supplies.  When asked about the expenses the Director named Tedros  said he was in training to work for the Clinton Foundation, and was a traveling man.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Venus and the Sisters
Image Credit & Copyright: Fred Espenak (Bifrost Astronomical Observatory)

Explanation: After wandering about as far from the Sun on the sky as Venus can get, the brilliant evening star is crossing paths with the sister stars of the Pleiades cluster. Look west after sunset and you can share the ongoing conjunction with skygazers around the world. Taken on April 2, this celestial group photo captures the view from Portal, Arizona, USA. Even bright naked-eye Pleiades stars prove to be much fainter than Venus though. Apparent in deeper telescopic images, the cluster’s dusty surroundings and familiar bluish reflection nebulae aren’t quite visible, while brighter Venus itself is almost overwhelming in the single exposure. And while Venus and the Sisters do look a little star-crossed, their spiky appearance is the diffraction pattern caused by multiple leaves in the aperture of the telephoto lens. The last similar conjunction of Venus and Pleiades occurred nearly 8 years ago.

Tomorrow’s picture: color the universe