Friday, October 23, 2020

Sunday, October 18, 2020

1943 Old Magazine Ad from Continental Can


I thought this was an interesting ad, one I had never seen before, a bomb inside a varnish can, to disable a tank. I've seen cans like this although it had turpentine in it. What strikes me strange why they would broadcast this, not keep this secret. I mean, the enemy can read too, even though it is an American magazine. Then again, the cans were probably buried. Still, an interesting ad.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Friday, October 9, 2020

The Biden Campaign

The Democrat campaign reminds me of Biden driving a car. The reporters are pushing the car, the Democrat party is pulling the car, Biden is sitting in the car without his hands on the wheel, while someone unseen is steering the car, mostly to the left. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Nobel Prize

My son, at work this morning, was on the phone with someone from Israel and Bahrain at the same time. I think he deserves the Nobel Peace Prize.  

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Swedish TV

Watched the Swedish series 'Rebecka Martinsson'. Lots of snow, dogs, saunas and sex on kitchen countertops.

Monday, October 5, 2020


The Americans, instead of getting a hold of this virus by the throat, they keep inviting it to parties.

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Business On The Rise

I just read a news article on an expanding business in Turkey. Dismantling cruise ships. I can certainly see how that came about

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Sore Ribs

Can you imagine? Breaking my ribs apart to get at the heart and then bringing them back and tying them together with a piece of wire. 

Monday, September 28, 2020

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Thursday, September 24, 2020


When I have a bagel, with cream cheese, of course, I always eat the bottom first. Best for last, maybe?

Monday, September 21, 2020

If the person listening agrees with the person speaking, then the person speaking must be right.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Since the Chinese use chopsticks with everything, I was wondering how that works with yogurt?

Friday, September 11, 2020

 I don't like SUV's. They look like a van that GOD put his hand on the front and the back and pushed it together.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Riches to Rags

When I see people walk around with ripped jeans, holes in the knees, I don't know whether to laugh or cry. I don't know if they are naive or just plain stupid. I can't imagine someone paying top dollar to buy rags and then wear them. It seems when celebrities are your Gods, you will follow them anywhere. When I was young, parents and grand-parents made sure their children were dressed properly, as best they could afford. They would be ashamed to see how their grand-kids have turned out. Step back and take a look - you're wearing rags. 

Friday, September 4, 2020

Gone to Darkness (Sydney Rose Parnell, #4) by Barbara Nickless

It was a great story. Too bad the author had to resort to such vulgar language. The vulgarity in the banter was unnatural. You don't need it when the story is good. You have to stay away from this book if foul language offends you. Four stars instead of five.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020


 I see that you have to wear a mask on WestJet. They will probably cut out the pretzels too.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

 All that rain in Texas? That's what happens when an atheist prays for rain.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Fruit and Vegetables


I've noticed lately that the quality of fruit and vegetables are deteriorating rapidly. I've had a number of items go bad in the last week. The other day I threw out a half bag of potatoes. Yesterday, I cut an onion and only the outside was good. The inside was rotten. In the last week its been the same for blueberries, tomatoes, peaches and lettuce. Something wrong with the supply chain. Shipping has slowed down too much. It's not like you can hoard fruit and vegetables.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Not good for the Conservative Party. The new leader doesn't have hair like Trudeau. People are so shallow. 

Monday, August 24, 2020

Ramage's Mutiny (The Lord Ramage Novels, #8) by Dudley Pope

This was a good story. Still had some parts with excessive explanations but much better than the first few books. Not too much moaning and complaining about his girlfriend.

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Friday, August 21, 2020

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Hospital Visit

Had to pay a visit to the hospital last evening to get an x-ray of my thumb. A couple of weeks ago, it started popping out at the joint. I tell you that's a surprise when it happens. Went to the doctor last week and then I had to make an appointment for the x-ray. So now I wait for the doctor to call to see what this is all about. You don't know how much you use your thumb until you lose the use of it. A simple job like opening the button on my pants is difficult. 

Monday, August 17, 2020

Monday, August 10, 2020

Point of View

No matter what your point of view is, you will always find someone who will say the opposite.

Friday, August 7, 2020

Rescued Fan

The other day I noticed my neighbor throwing out a vertical fan into the garbage. My air force electronics training makes me want to look at this. So I grabbed it and took it apart to see what the problem was. Usually these things need a spot of oil to unseize the motor. It wasn't the motor and the actual problem really surprised me. It was a blown fuse. The blown fuse didn't surprise me, it was the idea of having a fuse in a fan. Never seen that before. It was a small glass fuse and I couldn't find a replacement, so I used a larger glass fuse and hard wired it in. Worked like a charm and I have another fan.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Commiting a Crime

One thing I learned from watching crime shows is that if you commit a crime, make sure you go to your job the next day. Police love to 
hear, "He didn't show up for work today."

Monday, August 3, 2020


If you tell a secret or gossip about someone, no matter how far away they are, they will probably hear it. 

Sunday, August 2, 2020

"Streets of Laredo" by Larry Murtry

When I started this book, I didn't know if this was a serious story or a comedy and whether I should continue reading it. Then the excessive treatment of the Mexican woman made up my mind. I just skimmed thru the rest of the book just to see who would meet their demise. 

Friday, July 31, 2020

Tim Horton's

I saw this ad on TV for Tim Horton's. It showed how easy it was to get a hamburger. The guy had a cell phone and on it was the picture of a hamburger. All he did was press a button and a hamburger jumped out. Now I would like to see that. But I may be out of luck there, I don't have a cell phone. 
I was at the Bank not too long ago and the cashier said I could do something with my cell phone. I told her I didn't have one and she almost fainted. Her mouth dropped to the floor and she had trouble speaking. When she finally recovered and asked me why, I asked her why I needed one. All she could say was but, but, but...

"Too Much Time": A Jack Reacher Short Story by Lee Child

Poor Reacher, he can even get in trouble when he is trying to be a good Samaritan, This is a Reacher novella. A great example of his deductive reasoning. 

Thursday, July 30, 2020

"Lonesome Dove" by Larry McMurtry

This is a long story, equal to three normal size books. If you are going to read it, be prepared for violence. It describes the life of cowboys, mostly during a cattle drive, where they are confronted by almost every calamity known to man.
It continually emphasizes the weaknesses of the cowboys and their frequent bouts of tears. A bunch of indecision makers concerned about what the others think of them. The women are the strong characters, nothing getting in the way of their goals.
The author has no remorse about the elimination of his characters, seldom dying in bed.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

"Breakheart Pass" by Alistair MacLean

After I started this book I was surprised to find out it was a western. I did not expect it from this author. It was a very slow start and the plot was predictable. It was not a bad story but not what you call exciting. Not too many surprises. 

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Tower of Babel

We all know that these days you can't believe anything you hear. All the broadcasted news has to have a spin on it. To bring us around to someone's way of thinking, hoping it will influence you next election choice. But this is nothing new, it's been going on forever. The Old Testament is notorious for it. Take for instance the Tower of Babel. There was such a tower and the rocks are now piled outside some city in Syria. In the Bible it says that God changed everyone's language so they couldn't cooperate to build the tower and were scattered. A great story but not true. 
At that time they used to make square pyramids. They were just square buildings. Each square added was smaller than the one before, so that there was space to walk around it. In other words, they were just hire rise office buildings. 
Nebuchadnezzar was the King at this time and he ruled over many lands and many languages. When he wanted a tower built, he would call in workers from all his kingdoms. They would come, speaking different languages, to build the tower. When they were finished, they were scattered, back to their own homeland. The other way makes a better story.