Friday, January 18, 2013

I Don't See What This Guy Thinks Is So Funny!

It's 55°F outside, and I'm freezing my butt off!

Frozen Waterfalls...

Lots more like the one below from Croatia...


A Few of My Favorite Things...

Via reader Jim M., sung to the tune of A Few of My Favorite Things, from The Sound of Music:
Botox and nose drops and needles for knitting,
Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings,
Bundles of magazines tied up in string,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Cadillacs and cataracts, hearing aids and glasses,
Polident and Fixodent and false teeth in glasses,
Pacemakers, golf carts and porches with swings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

When the pipes leak, When the bones creak,
When the knees go bad,
I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I don't feel so bad.

Hot tea and crumpets and corn pads for bunions,
No spicy hot food or food cooked with onions,
Bathrobes and heating pads and hot meals they bring,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Back pain, confused brains and no need for sinnin',
Thin bones and fractures and hair that is thinnin',
And we won't mention our short shrunken frames,
When we remember our favorite things.

When the joints ache, When the hips break,
When the eyes grow dim,
Then I remember the great life I've had,
And then I don't feel so bad.


Eric Thomas is a former professional football player turned motivational speaker.  He certainly got my attention!

How About a Shotgun?

A man, his wife, and their kids, escaping from the 1992 riots provoked by the Rodney King beatings.  They were unarmed, and being attacked by hundreds of rioters.  Just read it...

Operation Stratosphere...

I'd have a lot of fun with a project like this: send cameras aloft (via balloon) into the stratosphere, taking 360° still and video images all the way up and down.  Bonus: image the balloon bursting!  One example result: you can explore the image below in a 360° viewer.