Update on my issue with Canada Post: It seems the mail carrier in my area has finally clued in to what the term “No junk mail” means. Since my last email message to CP management, threatening a physical confrontation with the postal worker, about 10 days ago, I have received no more unaddressed mail. It was very frustrating, and quite a struggle, but it seems that they have learned that I don’t give up when I think I am in the right.
Well, shit. Halfway through compiling this post, the formatting suddenly went haywire. I had it set up so that the text and images were both centered on the page, but, suddenly, the text all moved over to the left side. I don’t know how this happened, or how to fix it. I went through the entire page, and reset all of the text back to centered, but, when I saved it, everything moved back to the left. Looks like I have some troubleshooting to do. Several of the links also broke, but I was able to fix them by deleting, and reinserting them on the page.
UPDATE: I decided to try copy/pasting the content from the edit of this post I had been working on to a new blank form. Then, I had to go through every line of text and reformat it to center orientation. While editing it, I noticed that the HTML coding which specified center appeared on a separate line from the color and content HTML, where it used to be on the same line. Odd, I thought, but fine, so long as it works as intended. Which it did, so far, as for the centering, anyway. But, then, it wouldn’t hold the double spacing in between entries that I prefer. As previously, I had no idea why. And when I tried to fix it, it usually held that correction, but lost one or more others. I tried editing the errors on my other laptop, in case there was some malware or something on this one that was causing the problems, but, no, same thing there. I was too frustrated, by this time, to try to figure out why, so I had a nap. When I woke up, I remembered an issue I had, long ago, with the double space not holding below my opening image. Somehow, I had discovered that, if I put a space above and below the spacing HTML code, it would hold. So I tried that, and, although it was a lot of trouble, it seemed to work. For now, anyway. WHEW! Well, that passed the time for 6 hours, anyway, while I fought through this.
If a news network can’t tell the truth, what is a regular person supposed to do to ensure that they are properly informed? And shouldn’t it be illegal for these networks to tell outright lies?
A lot of these websites look very useful.
For a long time, now, I haven’t bothered reading the labels on food products, realizing they are mostly bullshit. “Clever marketing” is just another term for “blatant lies.”
I typically only use a credit card for online purchases. I rarely carry cash, and make even small purchases at the Mac’s store by my home on my debit card. Apparently, debit card purchases are a very bad idea.
The “Center of the Universe” is in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and is quite an odd place.
I scored 21 of 30 correct on this North American geography quiz.
You have got to be kidding me. Furrows in plowed fields are mini mountain ranges? This sounds like part of the plot of some off the rails futuristic movie, where the government has gone out of control. Wait, what am I saying?
Miners in Burma have found a huge jade rock worth a fortune.
I had never heard of the mineral Cubanite before. It is very interestingly shaped.
This is hilarious. This guy, Ken Lane, is a Right Wing, III Percenter, gun enthusiast, etc. and he got a request from someone who obviously sent a form letter to a bunch of sites, asking to do a guest post about fashion advice, in exchange for some advertising. Read the comments. When the volume and content becomes sufficiently humiliating, the blogger is going to forward this link back to the sender of the original request.
Apparently, some of the people we should trust the most are the least trustworthy people on Earth. I have been cheated on a few times, but never thought of cheating. If I felt as if I was no longer attracted to my partner, I just left.
I imagine most people have heard the expression “there’s no such thing as bad publicity”. Well, at least one person would disagree.
How well do you know your cartoon characters? I correctly identified 8 out of 12 by their feet.
The people who buy into this crazy theory are about as intelligent as a lot of cartoon characters. Where do they come up with this stuff? They live and work among us, folks.
Of all the odd things people desperate to find a job have done, this guy has to be at the top of the list. How on earth did he think this was going to work?
I’m not sure if this is an endorsement or a threat. Seriously, though, Madonna has publicly stated that she will give oral sex to anyone who votes for Hillary Clinton. I think the offer was just for those in the audience at this Amy Schumer stand up concert where a bunch of Trump supporters walked out, but, still…
Great news in the battle against Co2. As an added bonus, the result of the process is the creation of ethanol.
Morbid, yet fascinating story of the crew of Antarctic explorers who died during their return trip from the South Pole, and whose bodies are now encased in the slowly moving ice shelf on the continent. What will happen to them in a few hundred years is quite interesting
Is anyone else sick and tired of these picdumps that feature completely fake girls? You know the ones I am talking about, completely fake, from overblown breasts to overstuffed lips, and way too much makeup, even butt implants. If you are tired of seeing them, like me, have a stop at this website that I just discovered. The gals in their picddumps have normal looks and regular bodies, but are also stunning. The site also has other features such as the Afternoon Drive, featuring automobiles.
Oh, and if any of that normal type of gal is reading this, here’s a message for you:
New Chuck Berry music? I can’t wait. Show these kids, today, how it’s done, man!
I did not know that Randy Travis had a stroke. Great that he is steadily getting better.
I found this via The Strombo Show, on CBC. Not great, but not too bad. Definitely listenable, in my opinion, but still not going into my music collection.
Robert Plant dusted off some old hits on Austin City Limits.
This tune really gets around. Blackberry Smoke performs their cover of the Allman Brothers’ version of One Way Out, a song originally recorded by blues legends Sonny Boy Williamson and Elmore James. This one is going into my collection.
Seeing/hearing this suddenly made me realize one of the main things that makes me like a song: it makes me feel like dancing. Or, at least, nodding my head and tapping my foot in time to it. Because you probably wouldn’t want to see me try to dance. To those who know me, sorry for putting that disturbing image in your head.
I wonder what Ozzy would think of this version of War Pigs performed on the ukulele.
As with a lot of bands, Queen often performed different versions of their songs in concert. Here is their sped up version of We Will Rock You.
I may be wasting my time by posting this music, since I remember back when the playlists I used to include, here, got very few listeners, but some of you must like good music, don’t you??? Here’s a suggestion: Cue up the tracks, above, and listen to them while you read the rest of this page.
Or don’t. I don’t give a shit, but you don’t know what you are missing.
One last try.
If you don’t listen to, and LOVE this tune, you might as well just log off now. Because, if it doesn’t move you, you have no soul, and don’t belong here. Apologies to those who only listen to country music, but even you should appreciate it.
OK. One more song, in apology for any country music fans I might have offended. There!
I don’t know what the person who threw that beer was trying to do, but this response was awesome!
Among the many other negative things that North Korea allows is a cigarette smoking chimp. Even if it doesn’t inhale.
This bug is a master of camouflage.
The information in this article made me feel bad about all of the electronics that I own, but, then, I remembered that both of my laptops, my mp3 player, my digital camera, and my phone are all 5 or 6 years old. That made me feel better. Then I thought about that Chinese billionaire who bought his dog 8 iPhones, and all of the people who just have to have the new phone that just came out, when the one they have is a year old.
Who’s a good boy? I like to think that I am not a pervert, or a horrible person, but, sometimes I can’t help but take advantage of a naughty situation. I wonder what she thinks of the person who filmed this, instead of helping her. From the big smile, she seems okay with it.
It is a good thing that whales only eat miniscule ocean creatures.
Street performer uses a trained bird to collect coin donations, and put them into a piggy bank. Two things to watch for: The bird seems trained to reject small coins. And it was sad to see the person in the crowd wearing the mask to protect against poor air quality.
I can’t tell if this dog is struggling with it, or if it is acting normally, but I am leaning toward it being uncomfortable with that costume.
“Who wants a drink?
It’s a parody, you loser! It was not meant to be complimentary. I don’t recall any SNL skit that was. I read a recent comment from an SNL writer, saying that Trump was a very poor sport, hard to work with, and generally unliked, when he hosted the show a few years ago.
How it was done before internet dating sites.
Better, or worse? I suppose a lot of women might find that trait appealing.
Mental health issues or desperate for attention?
I have never fantasized about being spanked, and I am pretty sure it wouldn’t be a turn-on for me, but this scenario would definitely make me consider it, if only for what would likely come next. Especially since I am a big fan of girls with red hair.
This seems like a very good idea, even here, in Canada. It would be nice to know exactly who is screwing us over. If I knew, I would try, as much as possible, to boycott the corporations I felt were causing bad decisions.
This used to be my computer music player of choice, back in the day. For the past 20 years or more, I have been using Windows Media Player. When I saw this, I decided to see if Winamp was still available. It was, so I downloaded and installed it. I really appreciate the option of a graphic equalizer.
A cool Hallowe’en costume idea, although it might be uncomfortable to sit in. Mail order bride.
Another costume idea. Imagine this trick or treater visiting on Halowe’en. Especially if he assumed this pose before you opened the door.
Now, here is some art that fits my idea of the genre. Veiled lady by Rafaello Monti-circa 1860. Remember, this was carved from stone.
These pencil sculptures are sort of neat.
Imagine having enough patience to complete these sculptures.
Be honest, here. What did you first see, in the image below? If it was anything but two stick figures dancing, you (and I, unfortunately) have been corrupted.
And if you failed that test, you will likely fail these as well.
Aerial shot of the Grand Canyon taken by a passenger on a passing airplane.
Quite a conundrum. On one hand, we have the “eye for an eye” response. But, if we don’t put murderers to death, we must keep them locked up for the rest of their natural lives, making them a burden on society. That might actually be the worse punishment, though, since they have every single day to think about, and regret, their actions. And, while people can change, once you have killed another human, how can you truly make up for that? I read a story, a few days ago, about a Canadian citizen on death row, in Montana, who wants the Canadian government to intervene on his behalf, and return him to Canada. My opinion? Sorry, you made your choice when you killed TWO people, years ago. Something you admitted doing. You don’t get to regret it now, 30 years later, and be given a “get out of jail free” card. Your victims did not get any choice in their fate.
The Simpson has an awesome team of writers and animators. I especially liked the scene on the fourth story, here.
IDIOT! Only a stupid error prevented me from getting 100% on this solar system quiz.
I had seen this theory a few times, and it gives a perfect explanation of why we have no evidence of extraterrestrial life. There isn’t much of it. YET.
Who knows what spacecraft like New Horizons might find, way out past Pluto? Sometimes I wonder what the Voyager spacecraft might pass, on their way out of the Solar System, that we will never know about.
Pluto is still giving scientists surprises.
Venus may still have active volcanos, and one of them might have just erupted.
Uh oh! The Mars Curse seems to still be in effect. Half of the craft sent to land on the planet have crashed, and the latest one might have suffered that same fate. The U.S. is the only country, so far, to have completed a successful landing on the Red Planet. ESA says something went wrong around the time the parachute was jettisoned from the Schiaparelli lander the final minute of its descent.
UPDATE: It is fairly certain that the landing failed. It is doubtful that the lander survived two important procedural failures.
The lander was scheduled to touch down in the same area that the Opportunity rover is currently exploring. “Oppy” was supposed to take pictures of the descent, but something went wrong there, as well.
Astronaut Chris Hadfield Tweeted this the day the Mars lander was due to descend to the planet. A crew change was taking place at the ISS, as well as a crew of Chinese astronauts was headed to their own new space station.
Auroras shine over a peak at the Austnesfjorden fjord close to the town of Svolvear in northern Norway.
The Milky Way over Mt. Fuji.
This NASA image shows the region around Gale Crater, which the Curiosity rover is currently exploring. This mosaic is made from Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) images used to identify surface minerals. Here pink indicates wind-blown dust, purple – basaltic rocks. Mars’s surface typically appears grey-green; the blue tones of Gale Crater’s central Mount Sharp – a target for Curiosity – suggest distinct rock types there.
Awesome view of Saturn, showing the different bands of its cloudy atmosphere.
Artist’s impression of what Pluto might look like from its surface.
The Running Man and Orion Nebulas.
The Cone Nebula.
Own a Smart Car? Think it’s boring? Spice it up a bit with these body mod kits.
Apparently, new DeLoreans will be produced again.
As will the Lincoln Continental. This reviewer is in love with it, but I am completely unimpressed with the styling. Just another boring jellybean. These cars used to be some of the most impressive, and unmistakable vehicles on the road. I am impressed with the interior, though.
360 horsepower in a Volkswagen GTI sounds nuts.
I failed this test horribly, at 3 out of 10. But, then, a lot of the cars were not common, or, perhaps, even available in North America. Keeping that in mind, perhaps I didn’t do too badly. How many of these cars can you identify by just their tail lights?
La Carrera Pan Americana is a Mexican road race, and the video at the link features one of the year 2000 competitors, a 1950 Oldsmobile with a NASCAR drivetrain. Best listened to loud. Found via http://bangshift.com/.
One question, here: Is that engine still running when it is on the ground, or what is that noise?
Posted as a reminder that you should never let your guard down. What was she doing there, anyway? It doesn’t appear that the nozzle is in her gas tank, and, if she has a debit or credit card in the pump, why steal her purse?
The two luckiest people in town, that day.
Always carry a piece of chalk in your car. It likely won’t be long before you find a use for it.
For those of you who may be unfamiliar with automobiles, that is the plastic protective cap which comes on batteries from the factory. In between the vehicles electrical cable and the battery.
I very rarely go out on the water. None of my friends or I own a boat. This would be a nice one to have, though.
Oh, MAN, that is a sharp looking car!
I am assuming this is a custom creation, not a factory option, but I think it is neat, regardless.
My parents had not been out together in quite some time. One Saturday, as Mom was finishing the dinner dishes, my father stepped up behind her. “Would you like to go out, girl?” he asked. Not even turning around, my mother quickly replied, “Oh, yes, I’d love to!” They had a wonderful evening, and it wasn’t until the end of it that Dad confessed. His question had actually been directed to the family dog, lying near Mom’s feet on the kitchen floor.
Father Murphy walks into a pub in Donegal and says to the first man he meets, “Do you want to go to heaven?” The man said, “I do, Father.” The priest said, “Then leave this pub right now!” The priest approached a second man and said, “Do you want to got to heaven?” “Certainly, Father,” was the man’s reply. “Then leave this den of Satan,” said the priest. The priest walked up to O’Toole and said, “Do you want to go to heaven?” “No, I don’t, Father,” O’Toole replied. The priest looked him right in the eye and said, “You mean to tell me that when you die, you don’t want to go to heaven?” O’Toole smiled. “Oh, when I die, yes, Father. I thought you were getting a group together to go right now.”
One day a group of scientists got together and decided that man had come a long way and no longer needed God. They picked one scientist to go and tell Him that they were done with Him. The scientist walked up to God and said, “God, we’ve decided that we no longer need you. We’re to the point that we can clone people and do many miraculous things, so why don’t you just go on and get lost.” God listened patiently and kindly to the man and after the scientist was done talking, God said, “Very well! How about this? Let’s have a man making contest.” To which the man replied, “OK, great!” But God added, “Now we’re going to do this just like I did back in the old days with Adam.” The scientist said, “Sure, no problem” and bent down and grabbed himself a handful of dirt. God just looked at him and said, “No, no, no. You go get your own dirt!”
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