Found on Gab. Clickit to biggit. Isn’t that great? I don’t have a very “visual” imagination – mine’s more textual and linear, perhaps not surprising in a writer – but some people have the most amazing ability to pick up what you or I might consider trash, or flotsam and jetsam, and assemble a… Continue reading Cool!
A happy and blessed Independence Day to all my readers
In honor of the occasion, here’s what’s always struck me as a quintessentially American celebration: rock group Boston performing the National Anthem instrumentally at a football game on July 4th, 2006. May the freedom we celebrate today continue to be a reality; and may all who threaten that freedom lose their own. Peter
The video is self-explanatory. I wonder how many years it took for all that silt to accumulate? It sure was reluctant to move. Peter
Boys and their supersonic toys
The fighter pilots of the French Navy clearly have as much fun as those of the US Navy, to judge by the videos they produce. Here’s their most recent offering. Boys and their toys, indeed! Peter
How many of you remember shopping lists like this?
I came across this photo of an old-fashioned metal shopping list on Gab yesterday. Click the image for a larger view. It brought back many memories, because my mother had one like it in the 1950’s and 1960’s. It hung over the counter in the kitchen where she prepared our meals. She’d flip one… Continue reading How many of you remember shopping lists like this?
The 21st of everything!
Found on Gab (clickit to biggit): Peter
Creative insults, jewelry edition
Full marks for creativity to the artist who designed this brooch. A tip o’ the hat to Phlegm Fatale for sending me the link. It’s certainly original. I can think of all sorts of situations where a lady might wish to wear something like that, to display her contempt for proceedings, but in a… Continue reading Creative insults, jewelry edition
Some amazing street art
Sometimes everyday graffiti is so well done that it becomes street art. Courtesy of a link over at Ace of Spades, we find this article at Nailspot highlighting the work of Tom Bob. Here are a few examples. Creativity in action! There are many more images at the link. Enjoyable viewing. Peter
Boys and their vast mechanical toys
The statistics of this engine are mind-boggling. The Emma Maersk’s Wartsila-Sulzer RTA96-C turbocharged two-stroke diesel ship engine is the most powerful and most efficient prime-mover of super ships in the world today. The RTA96-C is the largest engine in the world and is available in 6 through 14 cylinder versions, all are inline engines.… Continue reading Boys and their vast mechanical toys
Boys and their highly explosive toys – again
Here’s another team with too much time on their hands. They have a lot of fun with it, and with things that go bang! (If the embedded video fails to play, click here to watch it on YouTube.) Looks like a good time was had by all. Bowling ball cannons are fun. We had one… Continue reading Boys and their highly explosive toys – again