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Random Topics / Lighten Up and Enjoy Something different!
« on: August 15, 2017, 04:07:02 PM »
With all the usual crap in the World and being completely tired of anything political, enjoy something completely different!  If you don't like this, you must be dead.  Sorry, no Noory sound effects included. ;)


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Looks like it's back in the news, with some explained dimming.

http://www.space.com/36925-alien-megastructure-star-dimming-again.html

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Random Topics / Why I Try to Avoid Flying
« on: March 05, 2017, 12:33:34 PM »
Well, it's certainly not much fun anymore.  From being packed in like sardines to this:



https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-03/u-s-airport-pat-downs-are-about-to-get-more-invasive

This week, I had to make a journey from the Houston area to Austin, sans car.  Rather than take Southwest, I thought I'd try Greyhound.  I hadn't used them since my freshman year in college.  Other than being in a kind of sketchy area of Houston, I was pleasantly surprised.  Walked into the terminal, got my ticket, no sweat.  Sat in the waiting area, without being strip-searched, scanned, or otherwise abused.  30 minutes later, I board on time, plenty of room.  Didn't even have to wear a seat belt or set in a waiting pattern forever, wondering how much we were going to bounce around in turbulence.  Got to Austin, on time.  No hassle, no problems, free wifi, all for $16.  Flying, you suck!

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Random Topics / OJ May be Freed, with a tidy sum
« on: February 26, 2017, 12:07:53 PM »

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Random Topics / "Blue Jets" seen from ISS
« on: February 12, 2017, 12:50:24 PM »
Pretty neat.


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Random Topics / Tube Amps?
« on: December 17, 2016, 11:47:47 AM »
These caught my eye recently.  They're certainly cool to look at, with the exposed tubes glowing away. 

http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-miracle-of-a-150-or-less-tube-amplifier-1445452602

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Random Topics / MV Hits the Jackpot?
« on: November 30, 2016, 12:00:36 PM »
MV, didn't you say you have one these? 

http://freebeacon.com/politics/surviving-madam-president-newsweek-copies-selling-10000/



Woohoo, if you do!   ;D

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Random Topics / Snowflakes. How the Hell did this happen?
« on: October 12, 2016, 05:23:32 PM »
Let's start with this assessment.

http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/29435/

How long would the typical snowflake last on BellGab?

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Random Topics / Send In The Clowns!
« on: September 30, 2016, 05:26:49 PM »
"Social media posts stating “clown activity” in the area around Wright Brothers Middle School in Dayton caused enough concern that school security officials initiated a partial lockdown of the school and a one-call to parents of students.
Dayton Public Schools spokeswoman Jill Moberly said “verified social media posts of clown activity” lead to the decision to secure the school. She said no sightings of clowns in the area actually occurred. She would not give detail about what the social media posts stated regarding clown activity."

http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/crime-law/reported-clown-sightings-prompt-partial-lockdown-a/nshmt/?ref=cbTopWidget




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I'm shocked!  Shocked, I tell you!  Quick, get "60 Minutes" on this.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/sep/14/gallup-poll-american-trust-in-news-media-falls-to-/


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Politics / Dallas
« on: July 08, 2016, 06:47:10 AM »
http://pix11.com/2016/07/08/witness-filmed-dallas-shooting-of-officers-from-hotel-window-it-looked-like-an-execution/

"Officer down:

The shooter is seen standing by a white pillar spraying bullets to the left and right, which Dejesus believes was to draw the police near.

“He was trying to get a commotion going, trying to get cops’ attention.”

When one officer attempts to engage the shooter one-on-one, he is killed by multiple shots fired at point blank range.

“It looked like an execution honestly. He stood over (the officer) after he was already down and shot him maybe three to four times in the back. It was very disturbing to watch.

“He shot without any fear. He didn’t care. (The police officer) wasn’t able to wound him at all. He came around the corner and ended up shooting the officer about half a foot away.”

"This was a tragedy. This is nothing less than a terrorist attack."


I am stunned.  :'(

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Random Topics / Clowns in Cemeteries?
« on: July 24, 2015, 10:31:59 AM »
Here's something weird and creepy for Art.

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2015/07/23/2-investigators-creepy-clown-trespasses-at-chicago-cemetery-in-dead-of-night/

If nothing else, it's a topic which would frighten the clown scaredy-cat Noory.

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Random Topics / Anesthesia
« on: May 25, 2015, 10:58:07 AM »
Like a number of folks, I've been under anesthesia for various medical procedures over the years.  Maybe it's just me, but the procedure seems to have really improved.  I've noticed two things in particular.  One, once the procedure starts, I'm there one second and completely gone the next.  I don't have any sensation of gradually going under.  It's as if an off switch for my brain was flipped and it's goodbye world.

Second, I have no sense of time, similar to what I have when I've been asleep and realize time has passed when I awake.  It seems as if I've just been transported in time from pre-op to recovery, with seemingly nothing have happened when I awake. They could have thrown me off a cliff and spent a century rebuilding me for all I know, other than my sensation is it all happened instantaneously.  Also, I've never had any dreams under anesthesia. 

I'm curious what the experience of others has been.  Here's an interesting older article, touching upon some different things.

http://discovermagazine.com/2009/apr/16-could-dose-ether-contain-secret-consciousness

Maybe an interesting topic for Art's new show.




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Random Topics / Cool and/or Funky Radio Stations
« on: September 19, 2014, 12:24:48 PM »
Since Art's left the airwaves for now,  I've been meandering around the wide, wide world of streaming radio stations.  Just by chance, I stumbled upon, of all places, a public station in northern Kentucky, just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati.  A really cool station that broadcasts a variety of alternative music.   When I want to chill, I just strap on my noise-cancelling headphones and get in the zone.   Best thing I've found recently with my pants on.   Check it out at http://wnku.org/

What is your current radio station nirvana?

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Random Topics / Things that are just Wrong
« on: August 24, 2014, 05:48:10 PM »
Grown men wearing Crocs.  I don't care what celeb wears them, they are just wrong for men.  Gay, straight, crap, just neuter yourself.

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Random Topics / Songs You'd Swear Were Done by Somebody Else
« on: July 30, 2014, 11:10:52 AM »
Even after having heard this song numerous times, I have to think a bit when I hear the first notes to realize this song was NOT done by Asia.


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Random Topics / Signs of another economic downturn?
« on: July 17, 2014, 08:02:32 PM »

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Random Topics / MST3K and RiffTrax
« on: July 12, 2014, 12:09:58 PM »
Sure, C2C with Jorch sucks beeyond beeleef and Art's still waiting it out before he returns or quits again, but there is some good news for all of us misfit geeks, nerds, and Jorch haters.  MST3K is back on the airwaves with Retro TV and the MST3K crew is still in action with RiffTrax.  A few of us (Camazotz, Robert G's Ghost) were discussing  MST3K returning on the movies thread so I thought I'd open a thread dedicated to all things MST3K and related.  Kind of a nice break from discussing the infinite number of ways Jorch sucks.

I caught the old MST3K crew's riff of "Sharknado" last Thursday.  It was pretty damn hilarious and brought back good memories of watching MST3K on Saturdays.  I was blissfully ignorant of Rifftrax and MST3K folks doing live riff broadcasts for cinemas across the country until about a week ago.  The first surprise on Thursday night was how many fellow Misties showed-up to take in the riffing of "Sharknado."  It was packed.  A good-natured, fun-loving crowd, though, which made the event even more enjoyable.  The broadcast was out of a local theater in Minneapolis (surprise! ;)  ) and started with a short devoted to the wonders of springs.  Yes, regular, good 'ol springs.  Appropriately, it was entitled "Springs."  I think even Jorch might get it.  Anywho, it was beyond hilarious and the crowd ate it up.  A good warm-up for the disaster known as "Sharknado." 

The riffing of "Sharknado" was as good as I remembered for about any MST3K episode and the crowd was laughing for virtually the entire session of "torture."  As the Rifftrax promo says "making bad movies good or great or something like that.  It's been awhile since I've seen a movie crowd having such a good time.  Kind of like a Rocky Horror showing without all the "look-at-me!" screwballs and acting-out shenanigans.  Anyway, I highly recommend it.  There's going to be a re-showing this Tuesday night at select theaters.  Also, the MST3K guys will be doing their thing with the Matthew Broderick "Godzilla" in August.  They could no doubt do a great job just riffing Broderick even without the big lizard.

To close things out, Retro TV will be showing the MST3K episode "The Corpse Vanishes" tonight, 8pm EST.  I hope anybody interested has success tuning in to a nearby Retro station, if you're doing OTA TV.  Yes, it's almost movie sign!  Oh, and Jorch sucks.

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Radio and Podcasts / How many shows did Art do?
« on: April 16, 2014, 09:19:50 PM »
Primarily curious about the total number of C2C shows Art hosted over the years.  I've been wondering about how many shows could end up as a SIT broadcast.

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Random Topics / I Love Cool, Crisp Evenings
« on: January 14, 2014, 07:34:25 PM »
I'm setting in the patio of one of my favorite places.  I'm down south so it isn't bitter cold.  Maybe in the fifties.

I'm next to a nice gas-fired heater, fealing as cozy as a cat warming itself on a sunny ledge.  A glass of carmenere in hand, as I admire a full Moon with either Venus or Jupiter by her side.  What a beautiful night in January. :)

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Interesting discovery.

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9234895/Astronomers_find_potentially_habitable_planet_nearby?taxonomyId=18

Tau Ceti was one of the stars on a potential star map that was derived from the Betty and Barney Hill UFO case.


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