This is …….Hilarious

Not every manager, not every supervisor, not every chain is so buttoned down the people can’t have a little fun.

 

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Glad to see a little spirit is still going out there.

Is this the start?

Could be the start of the Zombie Apocalypse  — or it could just be Halloween pranks or an overzealous custodian.

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin is missing about 100 brains.

That’s about half of the specimens the university had in a collection of brains preserved in jars of formaldehyde. One of the missing brains preserved is believed to have belonged to clock tower sniper Charles Whitman.

 

The co-curator of the collection is psychology Professor Lawrence Cormack. He tells the Austin American-Statesman that undergraduates and others may have been swiping the brains for years “for living rooms or Halloween pranks.”

The Austin State Hospital had transferred the jars of brains to the university about 28 years ago

Personally, I hope the Zombie Apocalypse does not start on a college campus. It would be very difficult to tell the difference between a Zombie or a typical brain dead professor/student. Until we know for sure, be careful out there.
I think a clue to telling the difference might be in watching for the Starbucks/Energy Drink in their hands. Zombies are smart enough not be overcharged that way.

Please join the discussion.

Dissonance

 

dis·so·nance
ˈdisənəns/
noun

MUSIC
  1. lack of harmony among musical notes.
    “an unusual degree of dissonance for such choral styles”
  2. a tension or clash resulting from the combination of two disharmonious or unsuitable elements.
    “dissonance between campaign rhetoric and personal behavior”

 

 

 

Listening to Christmas Carols on the way to the gun club; including Bing Crosby’s “Let It Snow”

 

And driving with the windows down, enjoying the great 70 degree weather.

 

Lived here since 1977 and it still strikes me as completely ridiculous the weather we get during the holiday season.

 

 

In Praise of Ladies My Age

This started my day off with a smile.

I hope you find the humor in it as well.

Solar Flare Saturday?

Put on your tin foil hats for just a few minutes and check this out:

 

 

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Experts say the combined energy from two recent solar events will arrive at Earth on Saturday, prompting the Space Weather Prediction Center to issue a strong geomagnetic storm watch.

Wait. What kind of watch? Basically, the sun is a giant ball of gas: 92.1% hydrogen and 7.8% helium. Every now and then, it spits out a giant burst of radiation called a coronal mass ejection.

These ejections are sometimes associated with solar flares, the most explosive events in the solar system. The sun has released two ejections in the past two days, and both are linked to solar flares. NASA says the second flare is an X1.6 class, putting it in the most intense category.

The energy from those two ejections is heading toward Earth.

X1.6 class sounds pretty intense; doesn’t it?

Space weather experts aren’t sure what this solar storm will do.

“This is a pretty strong solar storm, and we just won’t know until it gets here” what it will do, said CNN meteorologist Chad Myers.

Earth’s atmosphere usually protects us humans, but you might want to keep a flashlight handy. Solar storms can knock out power, interfere with GPS and radio communications — including those on commercial airliners — and damage satellites.

“People on the ground really don’t have to worry,” said Lika Guhathakurta, a program scientist with NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. She said solar storms don’t affect humans on the ground, although astronauts could be at risk.

And our technology.

But don’t worry too much. NASA can take steps to protect the crew members on the International Space Station, and satellite operators can turn off sensitive sensors on satellites to mitigate the risk to your smartphones and wi-fi connection. There may be temporary glitches, though, Guhathakurta says.

Of course they barely  mention the possibility of blowing up transformers or affecting just about all the electronic components modern life depends on now.

“FEMA has been notified of these events just in case,” Thomas Berger, director of NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center, said at a Thursday news conference.

On March 13, 1989, a solar storm knocked out power for the entire province of Quebec for 12 hours. Power grids in the United States were affected but didn’t have blackouts. NASA says some satellites tumbled out of control for hours during what’s known as the Quebec Blackout. The space shuttle Discovery was in orbit at the time and had a mysterious sensor problem that went away after the storm, NASA says.

I’m not suggesting everyone head for their bug out locations. Just be aware that it is happening.
It might make sense to take a few precautions; keeping some times turned off, removing batteries from others, watching the news instead of binging out on NetFlix.

If something does happen, well “The chair is against the wall, Charlie is wearing a long coat”.  :)

 

Location, Location, Location….

….not just important in real estate; but in selecting the proper place to try something like this

 

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Notice they don’t try something like this in Lubbock for example.

Probably Not Best Timing and Name

Malaysia Airlines has scrapped the title of a promotional competition asking people what activities and destinations are on their “bucket list” after acknowledging it was inappropriate given the two deadly disasters it has suffered this year.

A bucket list is a term used by some English-speakers to describe a list of adventures they want to have before they die.

 

Definitely not something I would want to be thinking about before I flew Malaysia Airlines; I mean I hope to have a couple of decades to complete my list, not just until they announce “Now Boarding”.