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Packrat

"Egg salad again?"

 

"Now Billy, you know that ever since the giant chickens came, there's been nothing else to eat but eggs."



She's her own grandma

MLP Big Macintosh plush
I figured out why we never seen Applejack's parents in the show.  They've actually been there the whole time.

You see, Granny Smith is really Big Macintosh's mother.  The two of them had a little redneck fun one night, and Applejack was born.

Since Applejack is Big Mac's daughter and Big Mac is Granny Smith's son, that would make Granny Smith Applejack's grandmother.  And because they share the same mother, Big Mac and Applejack are also brother and sister.

It's probably best that you don't ask about Apple Bloom's relationship.

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Good King Wenceslas

Cold Weather
Good King Wenceslas looked out, on the Feast of Stephen,
When the snow lay round about, deep and crisp and even;
Brightly shone the moon that night, tho' the frost was cruel,
When a poor man came in sight, gath'ring winter fuel.

"Hither, page, and stand by me, if thou know'st it, telling,
Yonder peasant, who is he? Where and what his dwelling?"
"Sire, he lives a good league hence, underneath the mountain;
Right against the forest fence, by Saint Agnes' fountain."

"Bring me flesh, and bring me wine, bring me pine logs hither:
Thou and I shall see him dine, when we bear them thither. "
Page and monarch, forth they went, forth they went together;
Through the rude wind's wild lament and the bitter weather.

"Sire, the night is darker now, and the wind blows stronger;
Fails my heart, I know not how; I can go no longer. "
"Mark my footsteps, my good page. Tread thou in them boldly
Thou shalt find the winter's rage freeze thy blood less coldly. "

In his master's steps he trod, where the snow lay dinted;
Heat was in the very sod which the Saint had printed.
Therefore, Christian men, be sure, wealth or rank possessing,
Ye who now will bless the poor, shall yourselves find blessing.


.45 Colt vs .425 Gig

Homer Gun
While helping my roommate clean up the basement, I came across several really old hard drives.  I tried using my primative data recovery equipment, but I couldn't even initialize the drives.  They were dead dead dead.  But they still could contain data accessable through more exhaustive means, so I decided to render them permenantly unreadable.  With a vengance!

The first drive was a Conner Peripherals 425 megabyte hard drive.  Yeah, that's an oldie.

The bullet I selected was a .45 Colt Winchester Super-X 255 grain lead-round nose in target/range loading.  The gun is a Taurus "Night Court" Judge with 2.5 inch cylinder and 3 inch barrel.  This was actually the first time I've fired this pistol.

My first shot was a bit wide.  I was firing single-action (that is, cocking the hammer, then aiming and pulling the trigger), and I was caught off-guard at just how light the trigger pull is.  My second shot hit the target perfectly from a distance of about 20 yards.  The bullet pierced the light upper cover, which was ripped clean off by the impact and thrown about 6 feet away.  The bullet severly distorted the drive platter, heavy back casing and circuit board, but failed to penetrate.  If I'd been using a jacketed bullet, it probably would have gone through.  The divot on the platter is nearly an inch across.









I want to try this again with my .30-06 sniper rifle, but I don't have any FMJ ammo, only jacketed soft-points which wouldn't penetrate as well.  Plus the rounds cost almost $1 each.


More Pics

Camera


Decorative heater grate


Everything you need for a perfect date night... movie tickets and lube


PINKY!


Goat face


Horns are tasty!


Closeup of a katydid


Looks like Disney has gotten into the adult novelty business.


This picture of a metal roof makes my eyes go all woogey.


Just taking a break


And here I've been giving hugs away for free like an idiot.


Valve math fail


They showed me the Car Fox


Now there is a vehicle with ground clearance!


I love this license plate!



Pics

Camera
LiveJournal really messed up the gallery.  It's a royal pain in the ass to upload and post images now.  Clicky on any of these to see the full image.


Macrophotograph of a screw.


Storms in the distance, and the water tower that was recently erected nearby.


I wish this bike helmet came in my size.


A couple toads I saw in a well head while looking at houses with a friend.


This show is boring!


Cool story, bro.


THIS IS OFFICEMAX!!!!


Something every Skyrim fan should have.


This tastes like ass.


Mmmmm...  Hooves....


I ordered a pork tenderloin sandwich from a local diner.  This is what I got.


Drought in Nebraska

Weather - Dr. George
I took this photo while crossing the NE-50 bridge over the Platte River near Louisville, NE.  Usually the water fills at least half the channel, but now it's barely more than a creek.  The Platte is not a very deep river, flood stage is only 9 feet, but it's currently at less than 15 inches.  There is actually grass growing out where the river should be.



The river usually looks like this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Platte_River.jpg  (Taken from just a few miles upstream)


July weather summary

Weather - Dr. George
At Omaha Eppley Field in the month of July:

The average maximum temperature is normally 87.3°F.  This July the average high was 96.9°.  26 days were above 90°.  The coolest high temperature of the month was 86° on the 8th, this is the warmest coldest-max temperature ever in Omaha in July.  This month saw the 3rd longest streak of 95°+ days, 15, and the 3rd longest streak of 103°+ days, 4.  A record high of 104° was set on July 6, a record high of 105° was set on the 22nd and a tied record high of 105° set on the 23rd.  The warmest day of the month was the 25th, 106°.  July 6th tied for the record warmest low of 78°, and July 24th set the record for warmest low, 84°.

The Cooling Degree Days average for July is 365, and the average for the entire year through July is 677.  This July alone saw 624 Cooling Degree Days, for a total of 1200 since January 1.  This year has seen the highest number of consecutive 80+° days, 87 so far, and the second highest number of consecutive 90°+ degree days, 50 (the record is 54 set in 1934).

The normal average rainfall for the month is 3.83" and the previous record low was 0.39" set in 1983.  This July saw only 0.01" of rain.  This is the driest July on record and tied for the 6th driest month on record.

Climate records for this location go back to 1871.

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Dusty crops

Riding a plane


It looks like our neighborhood cropduster has upgraded from an Air Tractor AT-401 to a newer AT-602.  The 602 holds 50% more chemicals (630 gallons instead of 400), and has a much more powerful (and louder) 1050 hp Pratt & Whitney PT6A turboprop engine compared to the 401's 600 hp P&W Wasp radial engine.

According to the FAA, his old plane was sold to someone in Mexico and has been struck from the registry.  The new aircraft is N602AP.



The plane was spraying a soybean field on the other side of the trees and occasionally buzzing our house as he turned around to make another pass.

You can also hear the goats having a bit of a scuffle in the background.


But fruit flies like a banana

Gadget Laughing
A recent Wii Everybody Votes Channel poll asked whether people eat bananas by peeling them a little at a time, or all at once.

Me:  Who peels a banana all at once?  If you do that, it loses its structural integrity!
My SO:  That was the geekiest thing I've ever heard.