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Yard Dog – Aluminum Level Full-Scale Steel Guitar

February 22, 2017 Leave a comment

Junk Shop Audio

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More than love

February 15, 2017 Leave a comment

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Ernest K. Gann (1920 – 1981)

Of course Ernest K. Gann should need no introduction to the aviation enthusiast ( – in every pilot, or the pilot in every enthusiast). But time marches on and knowledge falls off, so it’s worth making sure Fate Is The Hunter remains at the top of the ‘must read’ lists.

For many years, tattered copies of Fate lived in countless flight bags; even more so than battered copies of Top Gun lived in the lockers of Naval aviators.

It always was essential reading for pilots, and it still is.

Ernest K Gann Quote

Here, Gann is describing his class of already qualified commercial pilots who are filling hard-won places on a United Airlines induction course. They will suffer, they will sweat; they would starve and they would sleep rough – but they wouldn’t consider any other line of work.

And, while the setting is 1930s America, the full…

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How Harper Lee Helped Bring Back ‘Bloom County’

February 8, 2017 Leave a comment

Longreads

Berkeley Breathed is responsible for one of the more delightful things to happen to my Facebook feed in some time: The Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, who created “Bloom County” and characters like Opus the penguin, has revived his beloved comic strip after a 25-year hiatus, posting new installments on his Facebook page.

In a new interview with NPR’s “Fresh Air”, Breathed says he has author Harper Lee to thank for the decision. He was stunned when Lee’s supposed second novel was published earlier this year as Go Set a Watchman:

BERKELEY BREATHED: I watched slack-jawed in horror as they threw one of the 20th century’s most iconic fictional heroes, Atticus Finch, under the bus. At the time — and this was a couple of months ago — it made me think that there would have been no “Bloom County” without “Mockingbird” because I was 12 I read it, and…

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Home is Where the Odd Is

February 1, 2017 2 comments

Mitch Teemley

“Decorate your home. It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is.”  ~Charles M. Schulz

dude-80s-boomboxes-were-big-great-for-hard-rock-tooMan, those 80’s boomboxes were big!  This real house in Fafe, Portugal has a built in sound system that exclusively plays…wait for it…hard rock.

084-na.jpg“People who live in glass houses…” The completely transparent Fujimoto House Na is in Tokyo, Japan (as opposed to, say, Tokyo, France).

house-4-just-room-enough-island-is-one-of-the-famous-thousand-islands-that-straddle-the-us-canada-border-in-the-saint-lawrence-river-there-are-a-few-lawn-chairs-out-front-on-the-familys-tiny-beachJust Enough Island on the St. Lawrence River in Canada. “Visit us sometime, eh?  Nah, just kidding.  Now, go away, eh.”

house-worlds-skinniest-in-keret-polandThe world’s skinniest abode, Keret House in Poland is just 36″ wide at its widest point. Adds new meaning to the term “sleepover.”

house-3-25-houses-were-built-illegally-on-top-of-a-local-shopping-mall-in-hengyang-hunan-province-today-they-serve-as-dorms-for-employees-from-the-mallIn response to rising property prices, this makeshift suburb was (illegally) built on the roof of a shopping mall in Hunan, China.

house-mushroom-house-cincinnatiThe Mushroom House in Cincinnati, Ohio, where I live (um, in Cincinnati, not in the house). It’s for sale, so share a doobie…

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Capt. Charles Schild shot down 2 Zeros & a bomber at Guadalcanal in Wildcat fighter plane during WW II

January 25, 2017 Leave a comment

War Tales

For Capt. Charles Schild (Ret.) of southwest Florida, World War II was divided into two parts — the uninteresting  part and the interesting part.

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Birds From the Bay of Plenty

January 18, 2017 2 comments

My OBT

bird Rex Homan

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THINGS TO KNOW:::

January 11, 2017 Leave a comment

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

KnowledgeIsPower

In the 1400’s a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have ‘the rule of thumb.’

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Many years ago in Scotland , a new game was invented.

It was ruled ‘Gentlemen Only…Ladies Forbidden’.. …

And thus, the word GOLF entered into the English language.

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The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
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Coca-Cola was originally green..
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It is impossible to lick your elbow.
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The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: £10,120.00

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The first novel ever written on a typewriter,

Tom Sawyer.
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Each King in a deck of playing cards represents a great King from history:

Spades – King David

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