Question of the day: Why do some sites use an asterisk to try to make the word fuck less offensive? Does anyone not know what f*ck stands for?
Today’s poser: What word or phrase is represented below?
The answer will be at the bottom of the page, to give you some time to think.
Well, shit. It appears that, since the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, users can no longer set their computers to download updates and simply notify the user that a restart is required to install them. Or, if it is possible, I can no longer find that setting, All I can find, related to the topic, is a notification, on the settings page, that updates will be installed automatically. Regular readers may remember my story about how I believe that saved me from the problems other users experienced with the Win 10 upgrade from Win 7 and 8. Since no major upgrades are expected for a while, I suppose this is no big deal.
Also, the loading speed of a lot of sites slowed, again, although not to the point where they had, previously. So, I tried the network reset again, this time with no obvious progress. Then, I remembered that I had turned off the “Have Cortana assist me in Microsoft Edge” setting, in the Advanced settings area. “Don’t tell me” I thought, so turned it back on, and, sure enough, things sped back up. I don’t know why, since I never actively use Cortana.
Some new features of the soon to be released Apple MacBook Pro have been “leaked”. Once again, nothing I am interested in.
I find these kinetic sculptures innovative and interesting.
What kind of moron would pay $120 U.S for a freaking bottle opener? When I was a teen, almost everyone I knew could open a beer bottle (no twist off caps back then) with a cigarette lighter, seatbelt buckle, screwdriver, etc. Anything with a hard edge, up to, and including, one time, a spade. “Limited edition” because they know there is not much of a demand.
A few days after adding the previous link to this post, I just happened across an instructional video, showing how a bottle can be opened with just a disposable lighter. How many of those can a person buy for 120 bucks, and how many people carry one, anyway?
Aimed at the same consumers who might think an expensive bottle opener is a good idea. Where you need to finish your food before you read one full page, because it covers up the bottom of the book. It may be just a concept, since no link was provided to a sales site, but still a stupid concept. Who doesn’t have a table?
I have never eaten foie gras, so I might be convinced to try this burger made with it.
There is a museum in Kentucky that is the final resting place of ventriloquist dummies whose humans have died.
Tom Hanks gave a newly wed couple a day to remember when he crashed their wedding photo shoot.
This touched my heart. Baby gets a pair of glasses, and can see Mommy clearly now.
I don’t know if I’d say she’s the funniest, but she definitely has a talent. That guy who’s name I don’t recall, but whose Tweets I post from time to time, is at least as funny.
These Tweets are also as funny, or more, in my opinion.
A few issues ago, when I posted that photo of Sophia Loren, I was thinking that she would be a good subject for a picdump. It turns out that my cyber friend over at the GoodStuff blog had done just that, a couple of years ago. I found this link in the comments section of another post I was reading. I think it proves my point that the camera loves her.
If I was looking to join a dating website, my opinion, on learning this policy, would be “Good, I wouldn’t want to date this kind of shallow people anyway.” Whatever happened to “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”?
They must have been going for the title of world’s worst burglars.
GPS in Australia requires a lot more maintenance than in other parts of the world.
Another threat in the Arctic will soon be uncovered by global warming.
I think/hope this proves, without a doubt, that Donald Trump is not Presidential material. I am amazed he still has any supporters. This is the only topic a lot of sites are covering, still, days after the debate. I also read another article with the theory that a lot of people only support Trump because they are still angry that they had a black President for 8 years, and having a woman President, now, would be impossible to bear.
In 34 years the editors of USA Today have never endorsed a presidential candidate. Trump’s blathering caused them to change that. They list some very valid reasons why Trump is not a legitimate choice. Thee fact that he is virtually tied with Clinton in the polls speaks volumes about the American people.
Even though the statute of limitations has run out, this evidence should prove to everyone that he is a liar and a crook. NOT anyone who should even be considered for President.
Even before the debate, people were apparently calling 911 because they were angry at Trump. As the article states, what did they expect the police to do?
Alec Baldwin will portray Trump in the SNL season opener on October 1st. I am going to try to watch. That should be good.
Cool .gif of a guy who makes sculptures from what I suppose are dead tree trunks. There is no information on who or where this is.
Desert raised donkeys see green grass for the first time. They seem confused.
If this video hasn’t been dubbed, this guy has been swearing too much around the bird. There is some extreme language here, so don’t watch if you are sensitive.
That iPad isn’t going to last long. Dogs’ nails aren’t retractable.
“How about I don’t haul your fat ass around today?”
Yes, that is a goat up in a tree.
I was not aware that seagulls grew to this size.
What it would look like if you were run over by a giraffe.
Australian comedian Jackson O’Doherty has a pet baby kangaroo.
Peter Gabriel’s newest release is the theme song for Oliver Stone’s new movie, Snowden. I don’t mind it at all.
Whole Lotta Love mashup with Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, played on cellos. Interesting.
New music from Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes. Rod like.
MusiCares provides a safety net of assistance for music people in times of need. Tom Petty will be awarded the 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year next February.
Excuse me? That’s no dream, it’s a nightmare.
…and this is what our society has come to. She seems cool with it, so, what do I know?
And this. The sign was set up at the entrance to the recent Presidential debate.
Who else thinks this kid is going to grow up to be a lazy, worthless, drain on society? My apologies if he has a medical condition which prevents him from being able to walk, but, if that was the case, I assume some mention of it would have been made when the photo was originally posted.
This has to be the result of some kind of obsession with theft, not stealing due to need.
This is from a TV show, but I have seen a similar event happen in real life.
…and what are those wars about? Mostly religion, and whose is best. Which wouldn’t be so bad, except that other countries often also become involved.
If I tried martial arts.
DO YOU WANT TO GET SHOT? Because that is how people accidentally get shot. How cool will you seem, then?
Univac-9000 series disk cartridge prototype with a 22 mb capacity. 1966
That was mean as hell, but I still couldn’t help laughing. Who strips naked to use the toilet, though?
An explanation of the colors seen in NASA images.
The planet Mercury has been found to be tectonically active.
In 2004, the Hubble telescope was pointed at a small patch of sky for a combined total of nearly 12 days to record an image of what had appeared to be an empty part of the Universe. The image that resulted revealed over 10.000 galaxies. Now, astronomers used the Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimetre Array (ALMA), which is the world’s largest telescope array, to look at that same patch of sky. The result was a much more detailed view.
Awesome movie of Juno’s first orbit of Jupiter, created by an amateur (he says, not in my opinion. It was good enough for NASA to post on their site, where I found it.) from mission images. See the comments section where he explains a bit about how it was done. It gets real interesting at the end, when the planet is rapidly approached.
Man, I would love to be in Iceland right now, where this photo was taken. Or any high latitude location, actually, even close to Alberta’s Northern border, where I used to work. A huge release of solar wind has lit up the Earth’s magnetic field.
You can read about it here.
Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik, turned off its streetlights for an hour, on Wednesday night, so that residents could watch the auroras.
Five planets and our Moon over Australia.
Here’s another cool station wagon.
This one, not so much, but I’ll bet it still gets a lot of looks. Especially if he is standing on the throttle.
New Japanese cult following: hot rodded Dodge vans.
I wouldn’t have the patience, ambition, or, even, the ability, to create a full size Mustang replica out of Legos.
No idea what make/model this is. Or was. Some type of sedan delivery?
Another master criminal. Didn’t consider that possibility, eh, punk?
This was posted without context (which I hate), so I don’t know if this type of scooter is really this fast, if it just seems to be moving quickly because of the way it is being driven, or if it has been hot rodded.
I wonder if this seemed like such a good idea at the bottom of the hill.
Not sure why these trains need to run so close together. I hope the windows don’t open, though. Someone could lose an arm.
1953 Dodge Power Wagon.
I don’t recall ever seeing a MOPAR B body with huge meats on the rear axle like this. I think it compliments the body style very well.
A first grade teacher collected well-known proverbs. She gave each child in her class the first half of a proverb and asked hem to come up with the remainder of the proverb.
It’s hard to believe these were actually done by first graders. Their insight may surprise you.
While reading these keep in mind that these are 6-years-old, because the last one is quite amazing.
1. Better to be safe than……punch a 5th grader.
2. Don’t bite the hand that…..looks dirty.
3. It’s always darkest before………Daylight Saving Time.
4. A miss is as good as a……………….Mr.
5. If you lie down with dogs, you’ll……stink in the morning.
6. Children should be seen and not…spanked or grounded.
7. If at first you don’t succeed……get new batteries.
8. Don’t put off till tomorrow what…………you put on to go to bed.
9. When the blind lead the blind…get out of the way.
10. An idle mind is………..the best way to relax.
11. Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and…….you have to blow your nose.
12. Happy the bride who………gets all the presents.
13. A penny saved is……………………not much.
14. Two’s company, three’s……………..the Musketeers.
15. There are none so blind as………Stevie Wonder.
And the favorite:
16. Better late than………………………pregnant
I went to an extremely attractive female doctor today for my annual checkup. She told me that I had to quit masturbating. I asked why, she said, “Because I am trying to examine you.”
My girlfriend and I were making love last night when she looked up at me and said, “Make love to me like in the movies”. So I turned her over on all fours, stuck it in her ass, pulled it out, flipped her back over and came all over her face and hair. She cried. I guess we don’t watch the same movies.
The renowned buffalo hunter was out on the prairie with his trusted Indian sidekick and scout. He asked the Indian to find where the buffalo might be. The Indian lay down and put his ear to the ground and almost instantly said, “Buffalo come.” The hunter asked him how he could be so sure so quickly. “Face sticky!”
Answer to the poser from the top of the page:
Congratulations to all who answered:
“Long time, no ‘C'”
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