Today’s unsolicited tech support: I had been having an issue with one particular Tumblr site, where the posts would, sometimes, overlap each other. After a bit of troubleshooting, I cleared the cache, and the site loaded normally. It is possible to set the Edge browser to clear the cache every time it is closed, so that may be an option for anyone who has glitches they are unable to solve. Since I rarely close my browser, and just leave it where it was when I am not active on the internet, that would not work for me, but I am going to make clearing the cache a part of my weekly system maintenance.
I guess I’m not quite ready to move to England. I scored 22 of 30 on this language quiz.
I didn’t do much better remembering the British Invasion, with 25 of 30 answers correct.
Return of the Playlist. I got a few replies to the question I posed in my previous issue, regarding no playlist views. They confirmed my suspicion that some people were too busy to read that issue, and, therefore, did not listen to the tunes. No need to apologize for that, though. I don’t expect to be one of the most important things in anyone’s life. Anyway, here is my new compilation.
Count me among those who don’t understand why Beyoncé performed at this years CMA Awards. To me, her music is about as far away from Country as it gets. Regardless of what the article says. Yes, today’s Country is different from the original, and, while I don’t hate the performance, I am still not overly impressed by it. Part of my problem is that I consider Beyoncé overhyped, and don’t find her as “all that”, as her fans do. The Dixie Chicks seemed to be having fun, though, and that works for me.
I do believe, though, that the awards group should have stood behind their decision, and not caved under pressure from racists.
Madonna’s Material Girl, done in a 1920’s ragtime style.
All about Angie Dickinson, and much more.
So, this is what Martha and Snoop’s new show looks like.
Seeing this photo of Martha as a young girl makes it easier to understand her relationship with Snoop. Sometimes we forget that people were once young and wild. Although I don’t know, for a fact, that young Martha was wild.
President Obama’s interview on Bill Maher’s Real Time show. As I expected, it was very interesting. I especially agreed with his statements about everything being contested, even proven scientific facts. I find myself being compelled, almost every week, to try to debunk some false statement made by a disbeliever on a topic that I am positive they are wrong on. But a lot of them discount any proof I present as some kind of conspiracy by government.
But, when I am wrong, I can admit, and accept, it. According to one biologist, anyway, I am mistaken in the belief I shared, last issue, about humans not needing to go to war.
Which, if it is true, means that Stephen Hawking is correct, and we should stop trying to contact extraterrestrials. Because if we can’t get along with other races, how would we manage to live peacefully with other beings?
When I first saw this, I wasn’t sure if it was a real thing, but it is available via Amazon.
Ah don’t know ’bout Mississippi, but ’round here, we likes ta chew our food afore we swaller it.
Nearly every science site I visit regularly has published an anti-daylight savings time article, this last week. I seem to be one of the few people who is, and has never been, affected by the bi-annual time change. Even when I was working, it was simply a matter of resetting the time on any clock I might have. But, since I just went to sleep when I was tired, and never needed an alarm to wake up on time for work, I guess I am just one of the lucky ones.
UGH! The text is in Japanese, but all you need to know is that those are fake food phone cases.
Among other things, climate change is causing Chilean mummies to dissolve.
Your mental image of what the World looks like, when flattened out on a map, is probably wrong.
Had to stop reading. Brain was hurting. Me not understand.
Yet another reminder to not date crazy. What amazes me is that he thought she would still want anything to do with him. Maybe his plan was that she would be too scared to leave him.
And a lot of people think putting pineapple on pizza is weird. I checked, online, and my local Pizza Hut does not even offer corn as a topping.
I rarely take a bath, showers are easier, and quicker, but I don’t think I would feel clean if I came out smelling like soup.
Yet another Apple aficionado is tired of the changes the company is making. My question is: what is the point of making everything future compatible if the customers these changes are aimed at will likely buy a new device, anyway, when (if?) those technologies become commonplace?
Enough people are upset about these changes that Apple is slashing prices on those items. Which seems to prove it was the wrong decision.
These commenters have much better eyesight than mine, because I see no stretch marks. Still, good for VS for not retouching the photos, even though I think they are just fine, and don’t need it. And, if there are stretch marks, they are the nicest I have ever seen.
There is something odd going on in an Alaskan river.
And in Canada’s high Arctic.
How do two grownups not know that it is wrong to stand on a turtle?
This bothers me, as much as the author of the article. What I would like to know is, if they are a protected species in their native land, how did this store get them?
I have nights like that, too.
As if Mexican police didn’t already have enough to do, these members were assigned to protect turtle eggs from poachers.
No words necessary.
He’s happy! No, he’s sad…Wait, he’s happy! Nope.
Not even one little ragret? She must be as oblivious to the spelling error as the tattooist, or wouldn’t she keep it covered? Or removed/fixed.
I’ll bet this guy has some ragrets.
It’s as if the animals in the area are showing support for the Dakota aboriginals. Last week a herd of bison dropped by the protests. One thing that I have not seen mentioned, though: Even if this pipeline is stopped, that product WILL get to market. If it is not by pipeline, it will likely be via rail, which is a much less safe method of transport.
For example, pipelines don’t tip over.
This image shows where the Futagawa fault in Japan moved 1.8 meters horizontally during a 2015 earthquake.
Younger readers may not understand this one.
An unexploded German shell in The Somme area of France in 1916.
Never in my life have I wanted to do something like this. That was a 129 foot drop. And what I consider a very fortunate landing.
If she is plus sized, then I am ginormous.
YUM! Who eats a donut with their hamburger? After, maybe, but the two tastes just do not go together, in my opinion. And, at a cost of two for five bucks, not to mention microwaved from a frozen state, they have got to be fairly gross.
Part of the problem with people accepting alternate forms of energy is viewpoints like this: My parents are upset that a wind turbine is being installed and will “spoil their view”
16 years of .gifs showing life aboard the space station.
It seems like we are in a shooting gallery, lately. Maybe this is normal, and most others were just not detected.
Construction of the James Webb Telescope has been competed.
A sobering example of light pollution. Just imagine all the power wasted, here, in lighting up nothing but the sky.
Roberta Bondar, Canada’s first woman in space, has been honored with a special coin.
November 13th and 14th will be special for moon watchers.
Taken by Cassini on May 1st, 2014, this image shows Uranus (the white dot in the upper left) as seen through the rings of Saturn.
I realize the difference, here, is that a movie will theoretically make a fairly quick return on investment.
An interesting bit of automotive trivia. More, down in the comments section, regarding that item above the instrument cluster.
A lot of money just turning to rust. Such a shame.
Today I learned that Henry Ford designed an X 8 engine.
The Ford Mustang was voted Hottest Coupe at this year’s SEMA show.
I simply don’t care for most of these custom wheels, and most especially despise the extreme low profile tires on some of them.
Nice. Except, once again, for the wheels.
Interesting new tool for police to use against fleeing criminals.
I have heard of heat alone being used to loosen rusted threads, but this seems like another option to try.
While I appreciate the work that went into this truck, I am not at all a fan of the “rat rod” look. Why go to the trouble of making it appear that your ride is either on its last legs, or that you are too poor to finish it, on purpose? If you haven’t had the time, or are saving up your funds, that is fine, but, otherwise, just go all the way, and give it the nice paint job it deserves.
Now doesn’t this look much better?
I wonder what is going to be more difficult, getting it unstuck, or getting it clean. It might be best to just drive it for a while, until most of the mud dries, and falls off.
Test for Dementia
Below are four (4) questions and a bonus question. Answer them as quickly as you can. Let’s find out just how clever you really are…. Ready? GO!!!
You are participating in a race. You overtake the second person. What position are you in?
Answer: If you answered that you are first, then you are absolutely wrong! If you overtake the second person and you take his place, you are second!
Now answer the second question, but don’t take as much time as you took for the first question, OK?
If you overtake the last person, then you are…?
Answer: If you answered that you are second to last, and then you are wrong again. Tell me, how can you overtake the LAST Person?
Very tricky arithmetic! Note: This must be done in your head only. Do NOT use paper and pencil or a calculator. Try it.
Take 1000 and add 40 to it. Now add another 1000. Now add 30. Add another 1000. Now add 20. Now add another 1000. Now add 10. What is the total? Did you get 5000?
The correct answer is actually 4100.
If you don’t believe it, check it with a calculator! Maybe you’ll get the last question right…. ….Maybe.
Mary’s father has five daughters: 1. Nana, 2. Nene, 3. Nini, 4. Nono. What is the name of the fifth daughter?
Did you Answer Nunu? NO! Of course it isn’t. Her name is Mary. Read the question again!
Okay, now the bonus round:
A mute person goes into a shop and wants to buy a toothbrush. By imitating the action of brushing his teeth he successfully expresses himself to the shopkeeper and the purchase is done. Next, a blind man comes into the shop who wants to buy a pair of sunglasses; how does HE indicate what he wants?
He just has to open his mouth and ask… It’s really very simple…. Like you!
A man asked his friend, “How’s your wife doing?” The friend said, “She hasn’t been feeling herself lately. But it was a damned dirty habit anyway.”
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