When a girl says “No” she really means “Yes”, but not with you.

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One more thing I have discovered that has changed with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is that some sites, especially Tumblrs, load annoyingly slowly. I can no longer scroll smoothly from top to bottom, but must pause often, and wait for the content to appear. Very annoying. Hopefully I find a way of correcting this soon.

Update: a web search suggested to set computers with this issue to high contrast mode. I tried that, but saw no improvement. Plus, that theme was butt ugly, despite having 4 different color settings, none of which I cared for at all. Another suggestion was to edit the group policy settings, but I couldn’t get the policy editor to run. My computer said it was not able to find it, even after I located it on the internet, downloaded it, and unzipped it. The third suggestion I found was to change the way downloads are handled, but my computer was already set up that way. Bottom line, I guess I will have to admit that, for all of the Apple bashing I do, Microsoft isn’t perfect either.

Update 2: Then I thought of clearing the cache on my computer. That seemed to help. Much of the delay was gone. But it still takes forever for the popup to appear when I reblog a post from another site to my own Tumblr. Then I found a suggestion to reset my network connection. That did the trick. Virtually no delay, now. Why that happened with the OS update, I have no idea, unless it has something to do with the failed restart after the update installed the first time.

Some of you might be wondering why I am sharing this. Well, first of all, I read comments, on other sites, that some people like a bit of personal touch. They say it makes the blogger seem more human. Also, if anyone reading these stories has, or will have, the same issues, I would like to try to help. I know solving computer glitches can be frustrating.

 

When the working conditions at Apple drives some employees to suicide, how great can the company be?
https://mic.com/articles/154788/apple-employees-say-their-mental-health-issues-came-from-alleged-hostile-work-environment

 

Bill Maher says that if Apple wants to do something truly innovative, then it should “try not releasing a new phone.” There is so much truth here.

 

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I’m sorry I missed the Tonight Show episode where Donald Trump was a guest. Not because I wanted to see Trump, but because one of my favorite comedians, Norm McDonald was also a guest. I read this story of his meeting, backstage, with Trump:

‘Well, what happened was, after the show, he came out and was just standing there. So I said, “Mr. Trump, a picture?” And he said, “You betcha. Just give me a minute.” Then he turns and walks down the hall, all the way to the other end, and gets on the elevator. “Just give me a minute,” and then he leaves the building. It was hilarious, like a Buster Keaton movie or something.’

 

Killed over a cartoon? It wasn’t meant to be funny, more of a statement about religion. Meaning that seriously religious zealots must carry out the Biblical punishment for sacrilege, which dictates that murder isn’t a sin in that case.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/nahed-hattar-jordan-writer-killed-1.3778021

 

Well, the Nazis being drug fiends would certainly explain their crazed behavior. But why would historians cover this up?
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/sep/25/blitzed-norman-ohler-adolf-hitler-nazi-drug-abuse-interview

 

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“Instant” tea, in an aerosol can? Mmmm! Sounds delicious, doesn’t it? Everyone: “Where do you find all this weird shit?
http://harryandparker.myshopify.com/collections/no-more-tea

 

Who remembers being raised to believe that the police were our friends and protectors?
http://boingboing.net/2016/09/22/cops-pepper-spray-15-year-old.html

 

Ever wonder how the world’s most recognized companies got their names?
http://www.businessinsider.com/how-google-amazon-starbucks-got-their-names-2016-10

 

I see this as a totally unnecessary product, but I imagine a lot of selfie addicts are excited about it.
http://mashable.com/2016/09/24/snapchat-spectacles-price/?utm_cid=hp-h-1#cDz1vEosS8qw

 

Can’t we please just let this incident go? All of these “poor Harambe” people seem to conveniently forget that the reason the gorilla was killed was that it was endangering a child’s life. 
http://mashable.com/2016/09/23/studio-head-promises-harambe-movie-if-he-gets-one-million-retweets

 

Egloo is a candle powered device that can raise the temperature in a room by 5 degrees. If I wasn’t so lazy I would compare the cost of a 5 degree warmer thermostat setting versus constantly burning tea candles.
http://eglooinfo.it/

 

The older readers must remember the TV show The Beverly Hillbillies. It must be almost 40 years sine I have seen an episode, yet I only missed 4 questions on this quiz. Proving the impact of the program.
http://www.zoo.com/quiz/how-well-do-you-know-the-beverly-hillbillies

 

Grapefruit juice interferes with the effectiveness of the birth control pill? I had not heard of this, but the answer seems simple: rather than being fearful about it, why not just stop eating grapefruit and drinking the juice?
https://mic.com/articles/154704/grapefruit-juice-birth-control-and-other-medications-dangerous-combination-or-myth

 

I received a few negative comments regarding my recent rant about the proliferation of guns in the U.S. Then I saw this.
tumblr_nckg74apif1tlljfxo1_540 tumblr_nckg74apif1tlljfxo2_540 tumblr_nckg74apif1tlljfxo3_540Chrissy Steltz of Oregon was just 16-years-old when she was shot in the face with a shotgun. The blast destroyed her eyes and her nose. Eleven years later surgeons created a prosthetic face to cover her injuries. I couldn’t think of anything someone could do to deserve being shot in the face. So I looked it up, and it was an accident. Now how does someone get shot in the face by accident? Hanging around with people who are careless with guns. I read, all the time, that a person should never point a gun at anything they don’t want to kill. In March 1999, Steltz and her live-in boyfriend, Will O’Brien, threw a party at their home, where some of their friends were drinking. Someone found a stolen shotgun under the sofa and began to fool around with it. The last thing Steltz would hear before the blast went off was, “Oh, don’t worry. It isn’t loaded.” Now, is under a couch the proper place to store a gun? And a stolen gun, at that. Now, while I wasn’t the most responsible teen, I never played with guns, even though I had access to one. But, when my dad taught me how to shoot his rifle, part of the lesson was that it was only to be used for varmint control. One of my chores was to shoot gophers so they didn’t dig holes in the pasture that the cattle could step in and injure themselves.

 

Dinner time! If the “play” icon does not appear, just right-click on the picture and select “play”
http://dutchster.net/post/150709034971/only1600kids-officially-the-cutest-thing-i-have

 

“My nails also need work”.
https://vine.co/v/iPAnlZdQEdL

 

I had no idea there was such a creature as a mirror spider.
http://sgmacro.blogspot.ca/2013/07/transformation-of-mirror-spider.html

 

When I first read about this plan to create fake rhino horns, I thought it was a great idea. Some conservation groups, however, are not convinced it will make any difference.
http://www.iflscience.com/technology/fake-rhino-horn-fight-poaching/

 

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Doggy loves to play jumprope.
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“I wish Mom and her friends would quit gossiping. I’m tired and I want to go home.”tumblr_nolm6sjlti1qat5pio1_500

 

 

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Just thought I’d share this .gif I found. I think it’s awesome how the landscape changes appearance.
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I sent this one to all of the people I grew up with, back in Saskatchewan.
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Don’t ever let anyone tell you that women don’t fart. They just aren’t as proud of it as men are.tumblr_odeffey0pk1s1vn29o1_250

 

Me on Sunday morning after an “active” weekend.
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The really amazing thing is that they don’t seem to have learned anything from it. tumblr_odvu8glb7y1qe23y5o1_1280

 

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You gotta love it when a person’s mean prank backfires on them.
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One of the things I like best about December is that A Charlie Brown Christmas airs. I love that show, especially the dancing scene during the play rehearsal.tumblr_odyyc5uits1rb28u5o1_400

“It ain’t no sin to be glad you’re alive.” ― Bruce Springsteen just turned 67.
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Yet another tune performed in a different style than the original. I think this would be called the bluegrass version of AC/DC’s Thunderstruck. The group performing it is from Finland.

 

Remember this story? My thoughts, exactly.a-veggie-burger

 

I think I can safely say that Miami Beach will be one of the first communities abandoned due to global warming induced ocean level rise.morning-madness-220616-29

 

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I love the coyote’s “Why me?” look every time he screws up.
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I usually don’t post girlie pics. I just don’t want to be another one of those sites that are only popular because a guy’s penis leads him there. But I’ve always been attracted to Kimberly Garner, and felt compelled to share this spectacular shot of her. I think a woman has to be very confident about her body image to wear an outfit like that out in public. AHEM. And that is an image to be confident about. Maybe she is looking for a man who can maintain eye contact.

 

Then, as if to shame me for ignoring my longtime crush, Emily Ratajkowski posted this to her Instagram page. I may be somewhat fortunate that I am not the kind of guy women throw themselves at. Because, supposing that these two beauties had equally appealing personalities, how in hell would a guy be able to choose? Maybe that is why so many men cheat. They often have women making themselves available.emily_ratajkowski_13

 

…aaand, crossing the Bering Sea off the list of places to visit.

 

That important news about findings on Jupiter’s moon Europa, that we were teased with, last week, is that there are what is believed to be water plumes rising from the moon’s icy surface, meaning that the water can be sampled without a lander drilling down to it.
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2016/33/full/

 

Oh yeah? Well somebody is reporting on it, because I was already aware of every story they talked about. It’s quite easy, actually. As with any interest, all one has to do is to follow space related blogs, and/or news sites. You aren’t going to find stories about space on a site like TMZ. Still, good on them for reporting on it.

 

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I love cars, most cars, anyway. There were some real stinkers manufactured here and there, among the classics. No matter how much money I had, though, I don’t know if I could pay $30 million for just one car, no matter how beautiful, or rare it was.
http://moneyinc.com/the-10-most-expensive-cars-ever-sold-at-auction/

 

Maria del Camino, the flying car. Different.

 

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A lot of people think station wagons can’t be cool. I disagree. Some of them can be.
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Once upon a time, a perfect man and a perfect woman met. After a perfect courtship, they had a perfect wedding. Their life together was, of course, perfect. One snowy, stormy Christmas Eve, this perfect couple was driving their perfect car (a Grand Caravan) along a winding road, when they noticed someone at the side of the road in distress. Being the perfect couple, they stopped to help. There stood Santa Claus with a huge bundle of toys. Not wanting to disappoint any children on the eve of Christmas, the perfect couple loaded Santa and his toys into their vehicle. Soon they were driving along delivering the toys. Unfortunately, the driving conditions deteriorated and the perfect couple and Santa Claus had an accident. Only one of them survived the accident.

Who was the survivor?  The perfect woman survived. She’s the only one who really existed in the first place. Everyone knows there is no Santa Claus and there is no such thing as a perfect man. Women stop reading here, that is the end of the joke.

Men keep scrolling.
So, if there is no perfect man and no Santa Claus, the perfect woman must have been driving. This explains why there was a car accident.

By the way, if you’re a woman and you’re reading this, this illustrates another point: women never listen. (Apologies to any women reading this who might be offended).

 

A British World War II pilot is reminiscing before school children about his days in the air force.  (Joke best delivered with a good thick English accent)  “In 1942,” he says, “the situation was really tough. The Germans had a very strong air force. I remember, ” he continues, “one day I was protecting our bombers when suddenly, out of the clouds, these fokkers appeared.  (At this point, several of the children giggle.)  I looked up, and one fokker was right above me. I aimed at him and shot him down. They were swarming. I immediately realized that there was another fokker behind me.”  (At this instant the girls in the auditorium start to giggle and boys start to laugh.)  The teacher stands up and says, “I think I should point out that ‘Fokker’ was the name of the German-Dutch aircraft company”  “That’s true,” says the pilot, “but these fokkers were flying Messerschmidts.”

 

A man took his wife to a Broadway show. During the first intermission he had to use the bathroom in the worst way, so he hurried to find the bathrooms.  He searched in vain for the rest rooms, but instead, all he found was a beautiful fountain with foliage. Nobody was watching, so he decided to take a go right there. When he finally got back into the auditorium, the second act had already begun. He searched in the dark until he found his wife. “Did I miss much of the second act?” he asked.  “Miss it?” she said, “You were starring in it!”

 

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