Sunday, January 26, 2014

Checking In

Travel Idiot

   At The Cinema                           

Idiot Abroad

An Idiot Abroad Season 1 Episode 1 - China by
Originally titled Karl Pilkington's Seven Wonders Of The World, An Idiot Abroad documents Karl Pilkington's journeys to foreign countries under the guise of visiting the New Seven Wonders of the World.

I just discovered the "Idiot Abroad" series, and am gob smacked by how entertaining it is. Encored in 2010, so many of you may be familiar.  OTOH, it's a Brit Sky 1 series, so maybe not.  I want to compare Pilkington to Michael Palin and his Travel series;  and while there are similarities,  Idiot is more an amalgamation of Palin and Eric Cartman.  I think I've queued up the China episode (the first) above.  I've only watched two others (India  and Jordan), all just precious, IMO.  On Netflix, or Daily Motion (free)

On the Ball


In a cosmic instance of "How did he know?" cosmication, cuzzin ricky sent me this Those Maddening Eyeball Floaters! video.  Last Fri I had a pre-op (cataract; left eye), and a checkup on the just completed right eye.  I had but one question.  When I rotate my eyeball l-r, or up-down, I will often see a blurry ball pass by.  The Optho answered pretty much the same way as the Science Guy does above.  He did add that it could calm down in a week, a month , or maybe never. It's a natural symptom of moving into Obamacare death panel territory. 

A new daddy

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Virtual Pistol Range


Ron Metzger found this very interesting (good) Russian bullseye practice site.  May be the best of this genre that I've tried.  An exception might be the site where you actually aimed a rifle, on a real range, and fired an actual bulletto.  It was closed down by the gummint, as I recollect, because people started paying locals to  hang a picture of Chuck Schumer on local cows.  Farmers were very pissed.  As I remember, anyway. 

PS - I am a Bullseye shooter (one hand), and this very closely approximates the movement you experience.  Oh yes, here's a tip.  I was doing some arm exercises and found that if I aimed a 5 lb. barbell at a target for 30 seconds or so, and immediately swapped with a .45 ACP, the aim was dead-on, with virtually no quiver.   Here, try this vitual 5 punder on this virtual site; tell me how it worked out for you.

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