Got us a recliner

This morning my wife and I went up the street to the church thrift store. Me to donate books I bought from them a couple of weeks ago, plus other assorted stuff my wife said she no longer needed. Then to see if they had books I had yet to read (hey, at 75 cents per book, any book, any shape, hard of soft cover, it it only beat by the library that I rarely go to). Wife went with me to check out whatever she wanted to.

After dropping the donations off at the back, I go up to the front door and start to the back where they have furniture and of course the books. And there is my wife, looking at this recliner chair (something I wanted to have in my room). So I check it out along with her from top to bottom to sides and back. Chair is perfect, a nice beige like or tan like color. Then I plug it in to see if the automated back and forth and up and down all work. They did.

Wife says, look, this is like brand new and they only want 80 bucks? Another lady walks by and stops and looks at it and says, a steal at that price! So bought it, along with 4 books.

Then about 2pm, myself and my brother-in-law go to pick it up (he has a pickup truck). Get home and then two old geezers, one swearing he will have a heart attack and the other saying he will be down for a week with his back out of whack, and my wife, get it finally into this room and set it up.

All is good for me now!

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The Koreans call this the “Bad Ass Little Tank.”

South Korea’s ‘Low Rider’ Tank Is the Ultimate Mountain Fighting Vehicle

The K2 Black Panther suits Korea’s geography

You got to read the article to see how AWESOME this tank really is…HERE

Now someone made this observation and I agree with it:
Pretty darn cool.  We ought to buy enough of these to make ourselves a battalion of them, and test them vigorously to see how they do versus our own tanks.  Might learn something, plus give our adversaries something new to worry about.

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The First Mardi Gras in New Orleans

On this day in 1827, a group of masked and costumed students dance through the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana, marking the beginning of the city’s famous Mardi Gras celebrations.

The celebration of Carnival–or the weeks between Twelfth Night on January 6 and Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Christian period of Lent–spread from Rome across Europe and later to the Americas. Nowhere in the United States is Carnival celebrated as grandly as in New Orleans, famous for its over-the-top parades and parties for Mardi Gras (or Fat Tuesday), the last day of the Carnival season.

More HERE

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Men, Hate your nipples to show?

Japanese White T-Shirts Promise to Finally Conceal Men’s Nipple Properly

Fans of white T-shirts have long been looking to a solution to their transparency problem. No matter how thick the fabric is, you can almost always see through them, and the nipples, being slightly darker than the rest of the skin, are the most visible. Well, a Japanese company claims to have come up with an answer to this issue.

According to a 2013 Japanese study, 84 percent of women find looking at male nipples through their see-through white shirts disgusting, and men don’t like wearing transparent white clothes too much either, but they don’t really have too many options, especially when it comes to t-shirts. But now, a Japanese company called the the Seiso Shiro T Production Committee claims to have come up with the ultimate male nipple-concealing technology. Developed over a period of two years, using special Japanese stitching techniques and high quality, pesticide-free cotton from Japan, the USA, Uganda, and India, their new white t-shirts promise to make visible nipples a thing of the past.

More HERE

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Pioneertown: A Movie Set That Became A Real Town

In 1946, a bunch of Hollywood legends including Roy Rogers, Dick Curtis, and Russell Hayden —tired of travelling to far-off locations to shoot western movies, that were very popular at the time— decided to build a Wild West set, in the High Desert of Southern California, where directors could shoot movies and the crew could live. They drove out to a spot 4 miles to the northwest of Yucca Valley, and two hours from Los Angeles, and started building facades and spaces to resemble a 19th-century western town. The town was named Pioneertown.

The project was a huge success. More than two hundred westerns were filmed at Pioneertown, including The Cisco Kid, and it served as the backdrop for a large number of television shows, notably Judge Roy Bean and The Gene Autry Show. As the years rolled by and Hollywood’s interest shifted from westerns to new ideas, business in Pioneertown dwindled and the town assumed a new role—that of a tourist attraction.

Pictures and much more HERE

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Where to find what’s disappeared online, and a whole lot more: the Internet Archive

In a gleaming white former church with Greek-style pillars, under the shade of cypress trees in a quiet neighborhood of San Francisco, an effort to preserve much of what’s online, and to scan books, and save video streams from around the world, is now underway.

Pictures and lots of information found HERE

Too lazy to do so? Well, here is all you need to know:

They’ve saved video streams from major television networks around the world. And they’ve saved multiple versions of websites and webpages that might otherwise have disappeared, available to anyone who goes to archive.org, by using the “Wayback Machine.” About five million people use it every day, Kahle says.

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