Wednesday, October 23, 2013

60 second adventures


Friend of mine in Italy

The Crab Dynasty

Forsyte cure for missing Downton

For what it's worth, I told MoSup that I'd watched a few episodes of an old (2002) PBS series called the The Forsyte Saga.  Thought since she liked Downton Abbey so much. this would be a nice bridge until the 2014  season started.  That was Friday night.  She watched the last (10) erpisode Sunday night.  

Barry for Sham Health Care

WOW, It's a SHAM!
Original Graphic, IOTW via  Tom Mann
Hi it's Barry from Sham-Care, you'll be saying thank you every day
Sham-Care costs 10 times what you pay now, but it really works for me
Why do you want to work twice as hard?  Because it's the law, and we all want to obey the law, right?

Now we're gonna do this in real time, look at this,
I enter my name on our webpage, and Sham-Care-Wow! It has my complete identity;  medical history and driving record. Yours too,

It's just that easy. I can't live without it, I just love it! You will too.

Look, you're gonna spend $958  dollars every month anyway, so why fight it? .
Why depend on your employer? This lasts your whole life, I don't know, it sells itself.
It's designed in Cuba.  You know how good they do health care!

But if you call now, within the next twenty minutes, cause we can't do this all day,

I'll include a frameable picture of me absolutely free
Call 1 855 865 4946
Sham-Care is not available in stores. 

Call 1 855 865 that's 1 855 865 Call now

RED RYDER- American Icon

When Democrats were often pro America )
For Heap Little Wampum

Minor additions may have been inserted into 1956 original -Ed.

Maybe Google can destroy all record of Obama?

                            Nanny State: One regulation away from total bliss         
The Police State               

Tools For Evading Government Control   
No, not anti-drone lasers. Sigh.       

With the Internet playing an ever-greater role in disseminating information and connecting political opponents of authoritarian regimes, governments with a taste for deterring the same are stepping up surveillance, efforts to control access to inconvenient facts and opinions, and attacks on the Web presence of the opposition. As we all know, even officials in the land of the free have a taste for online snoopiness. So what an appropriate moment for Internet giant Google to step forward with new tools intended to help online users escape surveillance and control, and to deliver their messages even when under cyberattack by the authorities.  [Full]

Thyssen’s legacy remains equivocal. An early supporter of Hitler, the industrialist was also one of the first to break with the party. It would be another four years before other high-ranking Nazis became disillusioned with Hitler’s suicidal military blunders and tried to kill him with a bomb in July 1944.
Like many of you, I have fretted over Google's access to too much stuff.  Like every G-mail ever sent; every word ever posted on the Interwebs; every public record and every secret that even governments don't want revealed.  On top of that, Google have noticeably close associations with Liberals and Democrats. Sites like DAILY KOS have been able to game the way Google searches display answers, and only after public furors are things (nominally) changed.  This is a big deal when Joe Sixpack Googled "Sarah Palin" in 2008,  and got a first page of anti-Palin links.

Anyway, my first thought on reading Google LaunchesTools For Evading Government Control  was, "Maybe Larry Page and Sergey Brin will play
Fritz Thyssen to America's Democrat Party. 

A Democrat Halloween

Ron Metziger Border

One Touch Can Opener Crap

  Gizmos and Gadgets                     


A few months ago I noticed a pain in my right wrist tendons, just below the meaty part of the hand.  Of course I just ignore pain and carried on.  Of a sudden though, it began to affect my ability to do the one-hand iron skillet pancake flip.  I began to pay attention.  Bingo!  While opening a can with my side can opener (pictured), which idea I love because the lid pops right back on for short term storage of unused sauce, the pain was quite exaggerated.  It seems my hand is ill-suited to this design,  causing unusual tendon twisting, or whatever.

After much deliberation, and reading numerous Amazon user testimony on various electric openers, I popped for the "One Touch,"  around $30 (two AA batteries not included).

 The first time I tried to open a can was a circus. Only way I could get it to work was to hold the can upside down and hand turn the can, which caused all the juices to leak out.  WTF?  The directions are printed on a fold-over 3x3 inch paper that contain instructions in 96 languages.  I couldn't read them, so I went to You Tube, which video I posted above.

Small wonder I couldn't figure out how to use it.  It's absolutely counter-intuitive to my can opening experiences.  It's magical.  I called MoSup in and said, watch this.  She watched me open a can of tuna and said "It's slow"  She is unimpressed with gadgetry. I may have put some old batteries in, but,  like who cares?  You're cooking, just start opening your can and do something else for the 30 seconds.  Which is what I did last night with a can of Chinese vegetables. 
 That's right,  The sumbitch jammed so badly that I - and I'm not kidding - I used the meat cleaver to chop the bastid open enough to get the veggies.  This morning I tried to free it, but even with the use of pliers I'm unable to unjam the thing. 

I feel better now.  People will see this story and that Japanese outfit will be bankrupt before year end.  December 7th baby!.