THE SPHINX—SPACE ROCKS

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Ask Epstein’s ghost.

https://www.theonion.com/u-s-condemns-myanmar-for-not-making-activist-execution-1849347878

https://thefederalist.com/

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Happy trails, Joe.

https://babylonbee.com/news/im-not-dead-yet-insists-biden-as-hes-loaded-onto-cart-of-corpses

https://www.breitbart.com/

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The Space Editor:  What’s up with space rocks, LL ?

Some Rocks Are Good News Cat:  Some do little harm.

https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2022/08/14/meteor-hunt-new-research-reveals-the-life-and-death-of-a-space-rock/

Some, like the one that killed most life on Earth,  are bad news.  Some evolutionist think the big one made an opening for these creatures.

https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/evolution-only-thinks-about-one-thing-and-its-crabs?utm_source=pocket-newtab

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20220812-dinosaur-extinction-why-did-mammals-survive?utm_source=pocket-newtab

Joe, take your other family criminals with you.

Nancy’s nephew, Governor Newsom, says don’t charge your car over the long holiday weekend.  Stay home and leave the air conditioner off.

https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2022/08/31/dont-charge-that-electric-vehicle-california-braces-for-energy-shortage-thru-labor-day/

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/spencerbrown/2022/08/31/california-warns-of-rolling-blackouts-due-to-summer-weather-n2612476

Ford has a recall.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/fords-two-recalls-hit-nearly-500000-vehicles

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MLB is funding gender surgery woke groups.  Maybe they are forming a sexual problem league with Disney.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2022/08/the-mlbs-unseemly-support-for-youth-gender-transitions/

Go figure.

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2022/09/01/sarah-palin-lost-whining-about-it-is-not-a-strategy-n621027

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This is just another view of the don’t say no culture.  Laws and rules are worthless.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/two-air-france-pilots-suspended-fistfight-cockpit

We all know the majority of polls are MSM lies.

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2022/08/30/amidst-the-election-dooming-hope-arises-in-georgia-n620115

Smart phone news.

https://www.theverge.com/2022/8/25/23321978/iphone-14-pixel-6a-phone-screen-size-6-1-inches

Have a ” whippit “.

https://redstate.com/alexparker/2022/08/31/you-now-have-to-prove-youre-21-to-buy-whipped-cream-canisters-in-new-york-n620481

The last I heard Bezos owns the Post.  He has about 136 Billion dollars.

https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2022/08/31/nolte-far-left-washington-post-in-serious-financial-trouble/

Maybe this is important.

https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2022/08/30/greg-gutfeld-crowned-king-of-late-night-as-ratings-outpace-colbert-kimmel-fallon/

Good news.

https://www.breitbart.com/border/2022/09/01/texas-governor-begins-busing-migrants-to-chicago/

Serena news.

https://nypost.com/2022/09/01/media-can-now-finally-stop-ignoring-serena-williams-rotten-act/

Good Ones

 

Wouldn’t you like to be a Pepper too?

 

Dr Pepper is a carbonated beverage that was created in the 1880s in Waco, Texas by Charles Alderton. It was first served in 1885 and first marketed in the U.S. in 1904. Dr Pepper is marketed as having a unique flavor, and includes variations that are made without high fructose corn syrup, or a diet version. When Dr Pepper was served in 1904 at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition it was made with 23 flavors. The formula for Dr Pepper is a secret, with the actual recipe being kept in two halves in different banks in Dallas, Texas. At one point it was rumored to contain prune juice but the company states this is not true.

With its signature fizzy, sweet, cherry-cola zing, Dr Pepper has long been a Southern-favorite soda. First created over 130 years ago in Waco, Texas, by a pharmacist to serve at his drugstore counter, it’s officially the nation’s oldest major soft drink. (Yes, even including Coca-Cola.) And while we still get to enjoy each of the 23 mystery flavors in the modern-day can, the original recipe made with pure cane sugar is where Southerners’ hearts really lie—served in an iced-down glass bottle, of course. 

When taking a glance back at the original glass bottles containing the caffeinated refresher, not many people actually notice the distinct trio of numbers that surround the vintage Dr Pepper logo: 10, 2, and 4. Typically, there are more important tasks in mind than dissecting the packaging, like cracking the bottle open and taking a big ‘ole sip, for example. But the origin of its iconic numbers remains elusive, unless you’re privy to the storied history of the Texas soda. You’re not? Here’s the scoop. 

The Dr Pepper Museum in Waco, Texas, walks visitors through the fascinating history and tradition of the original Dr Pepper brand, including the obscure numbers 10, 2, and 4 on the glass bottles. Turns out, Dr Pepper’s first slogan was indeed, “Drink a bite to eat at 10, 2, and 4!” Does it make total sense to us now? Not really, but at the time, it won an ad campaign request put out by the brand after research in the 1920s showed that folks generally suffer from a sugar low around 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. Hence the need for a sugary, bubbly beverage like Dr Pepper to get you going again.

While you won’t see the numbers on the modern-day can, you can still see 10, 2, and 4 on retro glass Dr Pepper bottles.

Saturday Thoughts….

Vintage Celebrity Photos

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Sun and Moon and ISS
Image Credit & Copyright: Wang Letian (Eyes at Night), Jin Ma (Beijing Planetarium)

Explanation: On August 25 Sun and Moon could both be seen in planet Earth’s daytime skies. And so could the International Space Station. The ISS crossed the disk of the waning crescent Moon as seen from Shunyi district, Beijing, China at about 11:02 am local time. Some 40 kilometers to the southwest, in Fengtai district, the ISS was seen to cross the Sun’s disk too. The solar transit was observed only 29 seconds later. Both transits are compared in these panels, composed of processed and stacked video frames from the two locations. The coordinated captures were made with different equipment, but adjusted to show the Sun and Moon at the same scale. The ISS was at a calculated range of 435 kilometers for the lunar transit and 491 kilometers when passing in front of the Sun.

Tomorrow’s picture: sea and sky

TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE