Images December 7, 2016

Astronaut Dale A. Gardner, having just completed the major portion of his second extravehicular activity (EVA) period in three days, holds up a “For Sale” sign refering to the two satellites, Palapa B-2 and Westar 6 that they retrieved from orbit after their Payload Assist Modules (PAM) failed to fire. Astronaut Joseph P. Allen IV, who also participated in the two EVAs, is reflected in Gardner’s helmet visor. A portion of each of two recovered satellites is in the lower right corner, with Westar 6 nearer Discovery’s aft.
Image # : 51A-104-049
Date: November 14, 1984

 

 

 

 

En Garde, Use The Force, etc.

 

 

Photo by Mary Swaby/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016.

 

 

Photo by Barb D’Arpino/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards.

 

Photo by Julian Radd/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2015.

Quotes December 7, 2016

WWII Tributes

 

 

 
Remember:
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
You must not ever stop being whimsical.
Mary Oliver

There are people who, the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves.
Jane Austen

“I like my town but I can’t say exactly what I like about it. I don’t think it’s the smell. I’m too accustomed to the monuments to want to look at them. I like certain lights, a few bridges, café terraces. I love passing through a place I haven’t seen for a long time.”
Georges Perec, Species of Spaces and Other Pieces, “The Town”

The road leading to a goal does not separate you from the destination; it is essentially a part of it.
Charles de Lint,
writer

A ‘force of nature’ is what happens when what you say and what you do come together.
Gary John bishop

‘Follow your dreams and live with courage, so you can die with dignity.’
Steven Gossington
Fractured Eden

You can learn great things from your mistakes when you aren’t busy denying them.
Unknown

Almost every successful person begins with two beliefs: the future can be better than the present, and I have to power to make it so.
Unknown

I wonder how much of what weights me down is not mine to carry.
Unknown

If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost.
Unknown

In this life we are all just walking up the mountain and we can sing as we climb, or we can complain about sore feet.  Whichever we choose, we still gotta do the hike.  I decided a long time ago singing made a lot more sense.
Unknown

 

FYI December 7, 2016

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

 

 

Kristen Lee: U.S. Marine Corps Fighter Jet Goes Down Off The Coast Of Japan

 

 

Terrell Jermaine Starr: Russia’s Unreliable Aircraft Carrier Just Lost Another Plane

 

 

Raphael Orlove: Russian Dashcam Video Captures Meteor Explosion Turning Night Into Day

 

 

 

Sure….~
Raphael Orlove: The Dodge Challenger Gets AWD To Beat The Crap Out Of Winter

 

 

Casey Chan: Literal Bohemian Rhapsody Lyrics Used Literally in a Goofy Short

 

907 Updates December 7, 2016

Pearl Harbor:
Michael E. Ruane, The Washington Post: One twin brother died at Pearl Harbor, the other survived. Seventy-five years later, they’ll be reunited.

 

Michelle Theriault Boots: After a Facebook post by an elected official, an Alaska Muslim finds he has to explain his faith

 

Dembowski strikes again!
Devin Kelly: Demboski says at Anchorage Assembly she has no reason to apologize to Muslim family

 

Tegan Hanlon: High school teacher from Soldotna named Alaska Teacher of the Year

 

 

Alex DeMarban: Audi plans return to North Slope for secretive cold-weather testing

 

Matthew Rosenberg, Maggie Haberman, The New York Times: Trump fires senior adviser’s son from transition team for sharing fake news

Shorpy December 7, 2016

San Francisco, 1928. “Hudson Super Six Sedan at Golden Gate Park.” Latest entrant in the Shorpy Cavalcade of Cretaceous Conveyances. 5×7 glass negative by Christopher Helin.

 

 

January 1943. Washington, D.C. “This Office of Price Administration clerk, speaking of her boardinghouse room, says: ‘The light looks like an angel when I leave the shade off, so I do so’.” Photo by Esther Bubley.

 

 

Everybody in the colorful kitchen has come through the door to join the rest of the gang in the more subdued dining room. Other shots indicate this was a going-away party for a son who had joined the Navy and was leaving for the East Coast. Pyrex fans will note the missing yellow bowl.

Quotes December 6, 2016

Confidence is silent.
Insecurities are loud.
kushandwizdom

 

“But shame is like a wound that is never exposed and therefore never heals.”
Andreas Eschbach

 

 

 

Kindness is not an act. It is a lifestyle.
Anthony Douglas Williams

 

 

 

“If people knew what Matisse, supposedly the painter of happiness, had gone through, the anguish and tragedy he had to overcome to manage to capture that light which has never left him, if people knew all that, they would also realize that this happiness, this light, this dispassionate wisdom which seems to be mine, are sometimes well-deserved, given the severity of my trials.”
Henri Matisse, interview, Matisse on Art

 

 

Be careful when you follow the masses.  Sometimes the M is silent
Anonymous

FYI December 6, 2016

NATIONAL MICROWAVE OVEN DAY
To celebrate this day we are using our microwave.

 

Thankfully now my purchased & unread ebooks are stacking up in cyberspace~
“Tsundoku,” the Japanese Word for the New Books That Pile Up on Our Shelves, Should Enter the English Language

 

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd: Hear Reality Something’s Haunting New Song ‘Bail,’ Whose Proceeds Will Go to Planned Parenthood

Reality Something

 

 

Anna Merlan: A Few Things I Have Learned About Going Outside In North Dakota In Winter

 

 

Colourfil: Free Colouring Book for Adults iTunes app

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

907 Updates December 6, 2016

Governor Walker Orders Flags Lowered for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

 

 

I am not going to share the details of the horrific crime.  One bullet for the POS that murdered him.
Daniella Rivera: ‘That could have been my daughter’: Mother of teen murder suspect’s ex-girlfriend speaks out

 

Lisa Demer: Judicial Council traveling state to evaluate potential judges

 

 

Shorpy December 6, 2016

July 1943. Greenville, South Carolina. "Air Service Command. Enlisted man folding up his gas mask to hang on the wall after having worn it all day." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information.

July 1943. Greenville, South Carolina. “Air Service Command. Enlisted man folding up his gas mask to hang on the wall after having worn it all day.” Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information.

 

A mad clash of colors and styles in this vintage Kodachrome; I love it all, but not all in the same room. It's one side of a mounted 3-D pair from a collection found in a thrift store. I'm fairly certain the woman making the cake is the mother of the young boy behind the table, but I'm not sure of the others.

A mad clash of colors and styles in this vintage Kodachrome; I love it all, but not all in the same room. It’s one side of a mounted 3-D pair from a collection found in a thrift store. I’m fairly certain the woman making the cake is the mother of the young boy behind the table, but I’m not sure of the others.

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