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White House Can’t Find Colorado

Obama’s White House staff should write for Saturday Night Live because you can’t make this stuff up.  A three day swing through the western states of Colorado, Oregon and California was suppose to stress how important those states are to Barry’s reelection  try. Super sexy blue credentials were printed up for the trip.  Apparently, no [...]


NASA Moves Forward on Orion

Construction has begun on the Orion Multi Purpose Crew Vehicle. Orion was originally part of the Constellation System that would have taken American Astronauts back to the Moon and even Mars. The Obama administration killed Constellation but then reversed itself to retool Orion into the Space Launch System (SLS). SLS will deliver crew and supplies [...]


Lionel and Matchbox

Joshua Lionel Cowen (b. 1877) was working as a window dresser for a department store. In an effort to attract the attention of would be shoppers, Cohen made moving displays. Putting the electric motor from a fan into a cheese box and fashioning track from copper tubing, he built a little train engine. It would [...]


Vegas Gay Pride Fest 2011

Why does a straight guy go to a Gay Pride Festival?


Pick Your Favorite

I was watching “Emergency” on Netflix today.


Power Problems

Welcome Back Readers. Wow, this feels like I’m guest posting on my own blog. I’m hoping my computer will behave itself long enough for me to get this written. For the last month or so the computer has been turning on when it wants to. It started with a simple reboot. But then it “hung [...]


Mad Cow Cannot Bear It Any More

Every now and then a Loyal Reader emails us something that must be repeated. So with a tip of the hat to “Rick” we give you this:    Kettle Valley , British Columbia- Every year they have to deal with some pretty weird stuff. This year a bear had been bothering the herd and I [...]


Odd Things are Afoot on the ISS

ISS is the International Space Station. For the last 160 billion dollars the Space Station has been “International”. The United States, Russia, Europe, Canada and even Japan have worked together to design and build this permanent presence in orbit around the Earth. In 2012, the last addition (from Russia) will go up and complete the construction.