Well, today is the day. So let me spell it out for you. Here's what I think is going to come out of the Chick-fil-A boycott/non-boycott: Absolutely dick.
So I decided to tinker around alittle bit this morning, and ended up giving a slight facelift to the thumbnail section, adding some descriptions of what the links are. I didn't do it for the NSFW section yet, because well for the most part they're tits and well, you can't only describe titsa so many different ways. And when the NSFw aren't tits, well that's just my special surprise to you. Don't worry, I'll be keeping my 1996 geocities look but in the meantime, please put down your chicken sandwiches and join me in a stunning rendition of God Bless America.
I just wonder when if ever, the lines waiting to volunteer at a homeless shelter or soup kitchen, were as long as the lines waiting to get a chicken sandwich. Or the lines waiting to be groped by the TSA, for that matter.
A trust fall is a purported trust-building game often conducted as a group exercise in which a person deliberately allows themselves to fall, relying on the other members of the group (spotters) to catch the person
The Curiosity rover is a nuclear-powered Mars rover that is part of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission by the United States. Curiosity carries the most advanced payload of scientific equipment ever used on the surface of Mars. The MSL spacecraft, with its payload Curiosity, was launched on 26 November 2011 and successfully landed on Aeolis Palus in Gale Crater on 6 August 2012. There have been four successful Mars rovers -- Sojourner, then Spirit & Opportunity, ansd now Curiosity -- all of them robotically operated. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory managed the Mars Pathfinder mission with its Sojourner rover and currently manages the Mars Exploration Rover mission with its two rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, DC, and also the Curiosity, Mars Science Laboratory. The Curiosity rover is 9.8 ft in length, and weighs 2,000 lb, including 180 lb of scientific instruments. Curiosity will be able to roll over obstacles approaching 30 in in height, with a maximum terrain-traverse speed is estimated to be 300 ft per hour by automatic navigation. Curiosity is powered by a radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG), like the successful Viking 1 and Viking 2 Mars landers in 1976. Like previous rovers Mars Exploration Rovers and Mars Pathfinder, Curiosity is equipped with 6 wheels in a rocker-bogie suspension. The suspension system also served as landing gear for the vehicle, unlike its smaller predecessors. Curiosity's wheels with a diameter of 20 in are significantly larger than those used on previous rovers. Each wheel has a tread pattern which helps it maintain traction but also leaves patterned tracks in the sandy surface of Mars. That pattern is used by on-board cameras to judge the distance traveled. The pattern itself includes a representation of the Morse code for "JPL" (·--- ·--· ·-··).
A car crusher is an industrial device used to reduce the dimensions of derelict (depreciated) cars prior to transport for recycling. Car crushers are compactors and can be of two types: "pancake", where a scrap automobile is flattened by a huge descending hydraulically powered plate, or the baling press type, with which the automobile is compressed from several directions until it resembles a large cube. Car crushers have been popular in films as devices of murder or humour. They have appeared in such well known films as Goldfinger, National Lampoon's Vacation, I'll Never Forget What's'isname, Kick-Ass, Superman III, Gone in 60 Seconds and Pulp Fiction.
"Let them eat cake" is the traditional translation to English of the French phrase "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche", supposedly spoken by "a great princess" upon learning that the peasants had no bread. Since brioche was enriched with butter and eggs, as opposed to ordinary bread, the quote supposedly would reflect the princess's obliviousness to the condition of the people. While commonly attributed to Queen Marie Antoinette, there is no record of these words ever having been uttered by her.
Last month NASA released images were taken between December 21, 2011, and May 8, 2012, while the Mars rover Opportunity was camped on an outcrop informally named Greeley Haven. This is a high-def panorama stitched together from those images and reminds me of Carl Sagan's message to Mars, which he recorded less than a year before his death.
Okay bitches, game challenge time. Do you remember Fat Slice -- no offense, Flaherty -- well now there's Fat Slice 2 and while I'm still playing, I've managed level 17 and score 834 points so far.
OKAY ENOUGH OF THIS SHIT - LET'S PLAY ACTIVE SHOOTER BINGO!
Watch as two tons of ordnance is dropped on two compounds filled with IEDs, both of which are booby trapped to deter entry.
So far be it from me to consider myself a collector of vintage firearms, but I made another respectable purchase this past week: a Smith and Wesson Model 29 with a 8 3/8" barrel, manufactured in July of 1977. And a little bit of Clint Eastwood trivia for you: Dirty Harry was the only movie where he used an 8 3/8" barrel, all of the remaining Dirty Harry films featured a Model 29 with a 6 1/2" barrel. Anyway, I snapped a few more pictures of mine, and two that I thought of particular interest were the Annual Income Range box on the warranty registration card, and the .44 Magnum vs .38 Special vs 9mm comparison. And while Clint was indeed correct that the .44 Magnum was the most powerful handgun in the world at the time, it was eclipsed two years later by the .454 Casul and then in 2005 S & W introduced the 460 Magnum. While not the largest caliber, it is billed as the worlds fastest revolver hurtling a 200 grain bullet at well over 2200 feet per second and I sure bet it would come in handy when you're fighting the cartels in the middle of the desert. And just for the record, I named my S&W 29, "Lord Humungous".
Puppetry is a form of theatre or performance that involves the manipulation of puppets. It is very ancient, and is believed to have originated 3000 years BC.
Eric's Confessions is a Youtube channel first created back in June of 2009 when, from a spot in his parents' backyard, Eric McLean revealed that he had leukemia and would have to undergo treatment to combat the disease. In total, Eric has recorded 108 videos, cataloging his battle with the disease. Now, the 28-year-old has exhausted all of his treatment options and is preparing to die. This is his final video. So long, dude. Well, in a day or two, anyway.
Took 2 weeks off of work, traveled 3,516 miles, crossed 8 states, 3 national parks, and 2 countries, and spent 6 nights at the Legendary Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. And yes, I rode mine to Sturgis! If you get some of the same twice, sorry. Here they are again in 3 seperate emails due to size. Thanks for the great site! Ben
In fluid dynamics, a breaking wave is a wave whose amplitude reaches a critical level at which some process can suddenly start to occur that causes large amounts of wave energy to be transformed into turbulent kinetic energy. At this point, simple physical models that describe wave dynamics often become invalid, particularly those that assume linear behavior. The most generally familiar sort of breaking wave is the breaking of water surface waves on a coastline. When waves travel into areas of shallow water, they begin to be affected by the ocean bottom. The free orbital motion of the water is disrupted, and water particles in orbital motion no longer return to their original position. As the water becomes shallower, the swell becomes higher and steeper, ultimately assuming the familiar sharp-crested wave shape. After the wave breaks, it becomes a wave of translation and erosion of the ocean bottom intensifies.
Provided the weather holds out, which I don't think it's going to. I don't want to have to content with that and marlin and sharks all at the same time.
So my niece and nephew are visiting and Wednesday/Thursday we went up to Universal Studios in Orlando, as they have never been before. For starters, let's talk about Universal's semi-ridiculous pricing. Florida residents used to be able to get an annual pass for $99; those days are long fucking gone. Now it's $165 for the year, which wouldn't be so bad if I lived an hour or so away, but a three hour trip for me means six hours drive time, which means an overnight stay which means a hotel room and boarding costs for Ike and Bianca. Then a two-day two-park pass for visitors is $160, so it only makes sense to get them season passes as well. Four season passes ($165 x 4) plus hotel room ($89) plus dog boarding ($33 x 2) = $933 before we even set foot in the park or stick one single hot dog into our faces. Not that I'm really bitching about the money, I'm just sitting back and marveling at it costs almost a grand to take a family of four to a fucking amusement park.