I found this protracted politically correct message for the Holiday Season at The Patriot Post:
Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, our best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.
And a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2017, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great, (not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country or is the only “AMERICA” in the western hemisphere), and without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith, choice of computer platform, or sexual preference of the wishee.
(By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms. This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her/himself or others, and is void where prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year, or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher.)
Regardless of the tongue-in-cheek PC verbiage, on behalf of The Damsel and myself, we wish you a
Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!
Only us nerds will understand this. More significant digits are shown above than a double precision 64 bit IEEE-754 Floating-Point give for this constant.
Image found on FecesBook™.
While walking the dogs on Saturday, we heard a peculiar-sounding aircraft noise. When we looked, we saw this flying lawn chair attached to a giant fan pendulously hanging beneath an ultralight rainbow parafoil. My only thought at the time was that I did not know that the LGBT community had their own Air Force Flagship. And what are they doing here in the high desert?
Go back to Hollywood!
I apologize for the low-res photo. I only had my little pocket camera. Click on the image to enlarge.
We pass a lot of mail box clusters when traveling along US 60 in the Arizona “outback,” between Wickenburg and Interstate 10 near Brenda, AZ. This particular cluster is near Hope, AZ. There is nothing particularly interesting about mail boxes except this cluster has one mail box that is eight feet off of the ground. What’s up with that?
I took this photo today on our way to Palm Desert, CA. We are amused by the maverick mail box and as we have passed this spot dozens of times in our travels between home and California. We wonder if there is a big rig RV or truck that uses that box or if it is simply a joke. It is just plain weird and funny at the same time.
Say, didn’t he get that hunch from bending over and kissing the rings of our enemies?
Thank you, Michael Ramirez, for this brilliant cartoon, reminiscent of Charles Laughton and Anthony Quinn’s performances that are, likely, remembered by few.
Damsel and I took an interesting ride out to neighboring Congress, AZ today to work out the details of our back courtyard gate at home. When we got there, we met with “Roger” who was working on our project. We got specific about the details of the gate, made a cash down payment and inspected his work in progress. It was all good.
While we were there, Roger offered to show us around the compound and lumberyard. One feature, which was not there four years ago when we commissioned them to build the front courtyard gate. He referred to the church-like structure as the title of this post. In reality, it was a storage facility where freshly-milled wood planks (more like thick beams) were placed to dry out prior to being used in any of their projects.
The whole compound is really interesting and consists of an art studio, a lumber yard, several rustic-looking buildings and museum-quality relics of all sorts. If you’re ever in the area, the place is located on Arizona State Route 89 just inside town limits of Congress. It will be on the left if going north on 89. It’s hard to miss.
I just came back in from the courtyard where I had been taking some pictures of ’stuff,’ when I got in the house I was greeted by ‘Beethoven,’ our five year old min pin. He seemed very interested in the camera, so I let him sniff at it.
I guess I pressed on the shutter release just as his nose was up to the lens guard. I thought this was an interesting and humorous view of the curiosity of a small, but very loveable dog. Click on the image to enlarge.