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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Just a walk or two

Fifty degrees, rained last week...and IPFW has sprinklers on WHY?  Just sayin'.

Exploring where we rarely go- the connect between our woods and the Med Park woods.

"Yeah, no trails, this is a bunch of crap..."

First mantis we saw all year... and he picks THIS weather to come out?

Something you don't see on the trail every day... unless you're in Kansas, I guess...

And the duck "Going Away Party..."

Newspage Go!

So I thought after all the fooferall this weekend it was time for some fun posts.  So I went to my favorite newspages- and believe it or not, they were more intersted in NEWS (or at least what passes for it these days) than entertainment MWN style.  So let's just bop around varius news sites and see what kinda silly headlines might be making the news today.

From Fox News:  Facebook to free the nipple?

This on a story about FB threatening to lower their standards.  But it leaves me with some questions.  Was the nipple detained for domestic terrorism?  Was it held at Gitmo?  Is FB spearheading a Free the Nipple movement in front of the courthouse where its hearing is being held?  This would have been much better if the headline was, "FB:  The Nipple Is Dead", because then I could do jokes about "Showing times at Hooters and Son funeral home,"  etc.  Hooters FUNERAL HOMES?  Hmmm...

A PSA since I need to show Obama in a better light, lol
Of course, the value of that headline doubles because mere inches away we have...

Oops! Britney flashes crowd

You want true irony?  What was she singing at the time?

The 34-year-old singer suffered the mishap while performing the hit “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll“ when the strap to her top unclasped around her neck and fell down.

Now THAT is seriously funny.

From the BBC:  Pee problem eroding world's tallest church

The current world's tallest church in Ulm, Germany, is yet another famous public building that has become a target for urination al fresco.  Even doubling the fine to $110 a shot (so to speak) hasn't er, stopped the steady stream of violations.  But to me, if you combine the real problem with the way the headline actually reads, I have the perfect solution...

From the Moscow Times:

When Officials Shut Off the Power, Krasnoyarsk Man Took His Kitchen to City Hall

Apparently the Russian city has been wracked lately with power outages and mysterious electrical explosions.  Which pissed off "Alexander", so rather than flying to Ulm and have a pee, he packed up his entire kitchen his electric teakettle and went to the city hall, plugged in and made a cup.  The real headscratcher here, though, was the accompanying picture, and its caption:

Krasnoyarsk's “Alexander” heads to city hall to make his tea. They've got electricity.
Looks more like "Alexander stopped off to have an Ulm and left his bag outside" to me...

From China's Xinhua:

Letters from Titanic's second-in-command who "had queer feelings" about doomed ship are sold

What, I didn't even SAY anything yet, yeesh!  Golly, you give some people a foot in...

 And how 'bout we end with a blast from our friends at North Korea's KCNA news agency:

KCNA Commentary Lashes out at U.S. Official's Malignant Mud-slinging at DPRK

Okay, so this one's more for the article, but it's still funny.

Pyongyang, October 22 (KCNA) -- Symptoms of doom of the Obama group are manifested in the political unrest of the officials of the U.S. administration who are in the grip of self-contradiction.
    On Oct. 12 (Daniel R.) Rassel, U.S. assistant secretary of State for East Asia-Pacific Affairs, dared hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK, talking nonsense that it would meet its end the moment it has access to the capabilities for making a nuclear strike.
    What he raved is no more than the last-ditch efforts to evade the responsibility for having shaken the foundation of the security of the mainland as the Obama group's north Korea policy suffered a total failure and they compelled the DPRK to emerge the strongest nuclear weapons state though they have to quit the White House soon.
    It is normal for politicians with elementary political sense to notice the qualitative change taking place in the politico-military structure in the present world.
    However, Rassel is so ignorant of the DPRK though he claims has been in charge of the north Korea policy for the past more than two decades. It is pity that Americans have national security left to such guy to look after it.

See?  It ain't just me...

Monday, October 24, 2016

The walk we missed out on

This was an ugly ugly Sunday... and I'm just as glad it's over.  I was ready to rant, even had it scheduled... but decided to pull it.  It's good stuff, but for the wrong reason, and it might get shared in partiality (I don't think I used that right) later.

So instead, Friday I took some pics so Bobby G wouldn't feel so bad about missing out on the walk we planned (but failed to clear with the higher ups, lol).  Here then everyone, is the annual fall walk- for now, anyway.

First, our cast...

Mr Eager Beaver

Old Bumpy Guy (human edition)
Bright sunny afternoon

A far out look as we hit the 1/4 mile pole.

Brown wooly worm!  See, mild winter!

A lot of pretty colors near the bridge where we marked the 1/2 mile pole.
Mandatory stop at the Green Hole

Across the field at the 3/4 pole

There we have the "classic anvil form"...  
Uh-oh!  Scrappy in hot pursuit of a groundhog...

Knew this wouldn't end well.  Had quite the time reeling dog and leash back underneath the fence...

Looking back from whence we came at the 1  mile marker 

Behind the Duck Pond, 1.25 miles

Old Bumpy Guys take a break

Mile n a half, behind IPFW field
A swamp tree fell across the road in the last couple of days, t'would seem...

1.75 mile gets us the river

And 2 miles puts us behind the Alumni Center, looking back at the woods.
foot of Mushroom Ridge

2.25 at the start of Dead Tree Road

And 2.5 on the back trail.

2.75 miles, right before the Big Guy

Three miles, closing on home

And just for a bonus, here's what we ran into Saturday...