Sunday, October 14th, 2012 at 8:40 pm
It was an icon in the 60′s with the caped crusader driving it. Setting your imagination on tires. As a kid it was astounding. No matter that there was no way for it to do what it did on the screen. We watched with rapt attention as it went though its paces. Well the show came to an end. The set was accidentally demolished so the story goes. Last week at the local mall I came down the escalator and found it parked on the bottom floor. Like the days of old it brought back memories of nefarious plots and campy actions. We all need heroes even if they are imaginary ones.
Bat Mobile. Special Presentation of Cars Used in Movie’s and Television. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I’ll get back to my regular beat on the innovation and testing side. But once in a while we all need some excitement even if it comes from days gone by.
Thursday, October 11th, 2012 at 10:46 pm
Cover of Jimmy Buffett
While in the USN on the USS America doing some exercises in the Caribbean I met Jimmy Buffet. The announcement was made he was on the forward part of the hanger bay. So I left the cool computer room and went down one deck to the hot damp hanger bay. Jimmy was there with his yellow tinted glasses with about 20 enlisted around him. While visiting the ship while underway he was kind enough to play a borrowed guitar. The guitar was not quite in tune and he noted that very quickly. He played for a group of about 20 of us for about 1/2 hour. I got signature from him that I’ve long since lost. The only thing missing was having a cold beer in hand. He also explained why was wearing the yellow tinted glasses. It seems being in front of those onstage lights for years his eyes needed protection.
It wasn’t planned it just occurred. Take time to soak in life as it passes by. You never know who you might bump into next!
Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 at 7:05 am
As we move though life there are some encounters that stand out. many of them reach far into the past into history. How many times has that happened to you? Did it happen and you just didn’t regard it as important. Keep reading unusual things happen to all of us.
I was in Vallejo California back in the late 70′s visiting with a friend at a business place. In the door came a couple of older women in their late eighties dressed way up scale. You could tell they must have had money to burn even with my lack of fashion sense. Fancy shawls and both hands had enough rings to open a good sized bank account. It turns out they were White Russians (their term not mine!). They ran a bordello in Russia. They knew the Russian Tsar personally, well I should say intimately. They stated he was a pretty steady customer and a pretty good guy. Just a single brief encounter with history with a couple of madams. I should also state they owned a good bit of Vallejo too.
Think back into your past. Who have you encountered? What little pieces of history do you carry around?
Monday, October 8th, 2012 at 7:28 am
A tall tale told to me way back as a kid still has an impact. You be the judge.
It seems that back in the 40-50′s there was an individual that kept getting in trouble with the law. However he had a way out. While the cops where chasing him he lead them past his house. As the police drove past his house the tale goes their engines stopped. They were able to start up later but they couldn’t pin him because they couldn’t catch him. The tale goes on that eventually the cops came to his house and confiscated the device that caused the shutdown.
A right front view of an E-4 advanced airborne command post (AABNCP) on the electromagnetic pulse (EMP) simulator for the testing. Location: KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, NEW MEXICO (NM) UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA). Call Sign : USAF-50125 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Looking into it from an adult perspective the only thing that could do that besides a remote control of the cars would be a electromagnetic pulse (EMP). It would have the capability to shut down an engine like that. Would such a portable device be possible? We can create an EMP on commend but takes a much larger power source and is usually connected with an atomic explosion.
I’m not saying it’s true it’s a tale told to kid but have you ever heard such a tale? It’s believable as a kid but not so much as an adult. Do you have any tall tales told to you worth repeating?
Saturday, August 25th, 2012 at 7:37 pm
How can the US be overweight by buying all of them George Foreman grills? Think about it they have been on the market for over ten years or more. If the amount of calories were that high in savings none of us would be overweight.
English: A typical ‘George Foreman Grill’ in action. I’m pretty sure that’s Copper River Salmon on the grill. Photo by Popebrak released under GFDL. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Hey George nothing personal here!