Sunday, 28 February 2016

Well Whaddya Know.....

Baldy won!


Just in case, from yesterday's post, you're saying, big deal, probably all the candidates were bald, white guys, here are the real pictures of the five candidates....





So yup, whoever that reporter was yesterday sure called it......

Saturday, 27 February 2016

The Fix Is In?



The governing body of soccer, FIFA, gets a bad rap about corruption. And deservedly so.

This is why for this presidential election they have promised to end vote buying and secret kick backs.

However, there are some that are skeptical that - even though there are five candidates - the winner has been predetermined.


I don't know - what do you think?

Whoever wins - they're all good looking guys.

Monday, 22 February 2016

Those Darn Kids!

Everybody's heard of surfing, huh?


And most people have heard of wake-boarding, behind a boat.

So what happens when you combine them....?


Well, get yourself a winch and put some waterski cable through it.


Take it out to the beach and set it up.

Oh, oh...first, find some idiot, then take the winch thing to the beach and set it up parallel with the shore line.

Get the idiot to take one end of the water-ski cable way down the beach.

Turn it on full speed, reel him in and.........

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Saw this the other day at the beach.

Couple of buddy's with their contraption.

I asked him where I could get one, maybe Home Depot?

He looked at me and said, shockingly enough, "Made it myself."


Buddy with the winch is on the left.  and other buddy is out in the water.

They lasted about ten minutes before the cops came.



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Come on! What could go wrong?

Sure some little kid could get decapitated, but there are lots of little kids out there.

So I think the cops were a little hasty in shutting that fun down.

And just when I was up next for a try.  Oh yeah......

Okay, one last one.  With another one of the pesky kids........

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Saturday, 20 February 2016

And Don't Mention Concussions!

The NFL is all paranoid about anyone linking their sport with concussions.

So when a Detroit Lions receiver said he might hang them up at 30 because he didn't want to take health risks anymore, the Lion's president was all "supportive".

And he did a great job dancing around not making it a health issue or any having relationship to concussions.

Almost.....


D'oh!

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Mother Nature Wins Another One

Here is a picture of my two favourite'est trees in the whole world.

Two huge, very old Banyan trees.

However, when our recent almost-a-tornado blew through town, the hugest of the two took a beating.

The 85 mph winds completely ripped it from the ground.

[In case it doesn't look that big, that's the roof of a house behind it.]



The city had to cut it back, and here is all that's left of that magnificent beast.


So compare the top pic with this one and you can see the devastating impact of that almost-a-tornado.

Oh you are so lazy, here it is again, below.

The huge tree on the right in the above photo was originally dwarfed by the one on the left.



But make no mistake -  the one of the right is also huge.




Huge, I tell you!


But all is not lost for our fallen hero.

They are trying to save the tree by replanting it and propping it up.


And by providing irrigation (white piping around the base).

For a refresher on when I first came across theses guys see I Knew Things Were Old.....  to get a feel, pre almost-a-tornado.

So good luck, l'il buddy!

I mean, big fella......

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Arrrrrrgh!

Now that is one kick-ass piece of pile driving equipment!



Probably built back in the 40's, but it still packs a wallop.

You can hear it many, many blocks way.


Sunday, 14 February 2016

Take A Break


Samplings from the Men's Room of a local haunt; 


Here's a clue;  I know you are , but what am I?


Now for people of a certain age, that's a positive thought.


 Now you tell me!



Not as whimsical, but a good life lesson anyway.




And there's always somebody that has to go and spoil it.  How rude!

Friday, 12 February 2016

What A Great Place To Live!

Further to the previous post, here is a look behind the bottom article and what the hey is going on in south Florida.

They's having themselves a Python hunt.


Where are we?  Egypt in 2,000 B.C.

What next, plagues of locusts o'er the land?



But you got to hand it to these good old boys from the south.


They shore is up for a challenge.


Apparently, some Burmese pythons were released into the Everglades - either as unwanted pets (No shit, Sherlock; "Ack! It ate Mr. Fluff!") or from the cargo hold of some foreign ship - and now number upwards of 100,000.

With no known predators, they have eaten everything under three feet tall.  And then some.


That's because they can unhinge their jaws.

So you wouldn't catch me wading out in da swamp with only a stick.

A python might, but you wouldn't.

They've even been known to eat alligators.


Of course, turn about is fair play.


Prizes for the hunt are $5,000 for the largest snake and another $5,000 for the most snakes caught.

Considering there are over 100,000 of these suckers in the Everglades, they only caught 59 in the last hunt.  So lots left, boys!



But this hunt is making headlines all over.


Here is a national reporter (in shorts) with a local hunter (in camo).


Since they found no snakes that day, they let him hold a baby croc.

The New York reporter looks to be enjoying that.

 
And Bill O'Reilly also seems to be enjoying that.

Big stuff when something makes The O'Reilly Factor.

Now under the caption "Seemed like a good idea at the time".....

...here a python eats a porcupine.

It didn't end well - for either of them.

When will the madness end?


Can't We Just All Get Along?
I hate to think what would happen if these two teamed up on the same side.

All that would be missing is a shark.

"Mr. Spielberg?"






Monday, 1 February 2016

Only In Politics....

....can having no job experience be considered an asset.

Nowadays everyone running for political office claims to be an outsider, not part of the establishment cartel, a maverick.

Can you imagine going to a job interview in a different "industry" with this resume?

"So Jim, have you worked in any other accounting firms?"

"Nooo....not me!"

"Do you have any experience as an accountant?"

"None!"

"Perfect!  You're hired!"

Says a lot about the quality of our elected officials......


{Coming soon - some kind of post on the other story on this page.  Snakes....ooouuuu]