Friday, October 29, 2010

Origin of Hells Angels

The original Hells angels name came from a Howard Hughes 1930 WWI movie, showing the real Knights of the 20th century.

These fighter pilots were real-deal heroes who did life-and death battles in the skies over France.

In 1930, Hells Angels was the most expensive film ever made at the time:

The original Hells Angels movie poster

According to the Interweb, the movie was re-done by Bill and Hillary Clinton, re-named as "Hill's Angels":

Remember, everything on the web is real

Hells Angels in WWII

Later, the first “real world” Hells Angels were a squadron from the famous Flying Tigers in WWII.

My family had one of the Flying Tiger as a house guest in the 1960's, and he was a clean-cut All-American hero who regailed us with lots of great battle stories:

The WWII Hells Angels were part of Chennault's China volunteers to fight the Japenese despite overwelming odds.

Here is one of the first “real” Hells Angels, a clean cut officer and gentlemen, undeniably brave:

One of the first "real world" Hell's Angels

Postwar Hells Angels as outlaws

In the 1950's, the name "Hells Angels" was stolen by Hollywood for the Marlin Brando film “Hell’s Angels on Wheels”, and after that the term Hell’s Angels started applying to motorcycle rider criminals, wearing leather jackets and silly hats.

Marlin Brando looks silly as a “bad boy” biker in the movie Hells Angels.

It was only in the after the Brando movie that the term Hell’s Angels began to refer to dirty unshaven, hippie-like critters on motorcycles:

Today's Hell's Angels: Hippies on wheels

IMHO, the original WWII Hell’s Angels were a much tougher crew than the bikers, any day.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Smear Campaigns and funny denials

With the midterm elections approaching fat, it was great fun to see Christine O'Donnell fall for the oldest smear campaign trick in the book.

It was hilarious watching her on TV, paying good money to deny that she is a witch!

Denials are the goal of smear campaigns

This year we see smear campaigns everywhere, like Meg Whitman spending $150m on her own campaign.

Evidently, Meg has enough money to burn a wet mule.

It take lots of money to burn a wet mule

The origin of smear campaigns dates to the 1930’s, according to Robin Williams on “The tonight Show” last night.

“I did not have sex with a Chicken”

It all started with LBJ, (who has been swiftboated as a fake war hero asswipe).

LBJ was running for congress asked his campaign manager:

"Please spread the rumor that he had sex with a chicken."

The campaign manager allegedly replied:

“But sir, it’s not true.”

LBJ replied:

“That’s OK, I just want to see him deny it!”

I did not have sex with a chicken

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sheep on meth!

Police have been wondering if it is "safe" to taze a meth-head.

Meth heads suck

While I could care less, they seem to have some hang-up about a tazer being lethal.

This real study puts sheep on Meth and then tazers them to get their reaction!

(Hint: They tend to get really pissed off)

Don't taze me, Bro!

After the study, they had a bunch of sheep meth heads to deal with, what’s next?

A punk sheep

A Murder of Crows

As a descendent of Celtic Priests, I was familiarized with all of the Omens of nature, mostly as a “fun” thing to do as a child, but you could tell that my Irish ancestors really believed in the natural omens.

I thought it was all crap myself until I started see omens myself.

Crows as a bad omen

Anyway, we now have a family of crows on the ranch!

It started by two parents hatching 4 eggs, but the Damn babies inbred, and we now have a boatload of inbred cute baby crows hopping all around the barn!

Crow chicks: a pile of bad news

A flock of crows of called a “murder” and that what I’d like to do to them . . . .

The barn girls (Janet, Jen & Jael) love them, so I’m in deep kimchi if I shoot these creepy birdies.

Deep KimChi

Frankly, I want to shoot them (they have a “crow season” here in NC), but I must realize that it’s just ancient superstition.

Crows as unlucky omens is merely superstition

Only my Celtic family tree believes that a crow is a bad sign (a “transformation”, an omen of great change, not necessarily bad), and my Indian Cherokee ancestors viewed the crow as the keeper of the laws of the Great Spirit.

So I must learn to tolerate these creepy crows . . . .

Civiliam militias are required to stifle invasions

Civilian rifle skills improve National Defense and Public Safety

The Second Amendment makes a direct reference to a well-armed militia as being essential for National Security, and North Carolina powers agree.

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

Nuns with Guns: Not the name of a rock band

The North State shooting club notes that the North Carolina Adjutant General of the North Carolina National Guard notes that civilian participation in competitive shooting events helps to improve National Defense and Public Safety:

“The AG wanted more community involvement with the military so the club was designed to promote safe small arms skills, marksmanship and good sportsmanship through competition between military and civilian competitors.

Competitive shooting programs helps improve National Defense and Public Safety.”

Preparing for Commie Invasions

Chairman Mao once said this to America when we were at war with them in 1951:

"You can use your A-bomb, we will use our hand grenades. We will find your weakness and destroy you." - Mao Tse-tung – 1951

China relies on overwelming numbers of soldiers to win battles

Here are some facts about the China war threat:

- Military simulations show that an atomic war will have a surprising number of survivors.

- Should China choose war with America, after our entire nuclear arsenal is depleted, the US military will be outnumbered ten-to-one. (10 million in the USA military vs. 100 million Chinese soldiers).

- A mainland invasion of American should use the same Chinese tactics as the Korean assault of 1951, using overwelming forces.

Hence, American women, children and old people must be used in National Defense.

Little boys already love guns, and little girls can be enticed using these adorable pink Hello Kitty Assault Rifles:

Tween girls can be taught to kill, using the proper fashion statements

The Hello Kitty AR15's work too, just like a regular AR-15, just a more delicate, feminine way to kill:

Arming the Elderly

The elderly from old folks gones can also be used, most old folks won't need steady hands to help fend off a zillion Chinmese invadors:

In nursing homes, a wheelchair can be mounted with an automatic weapon giving Granny an instant M-16 rolling assault platform.

Here is a preliminary study showing how a 90 year old woman can halp defend America:

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Cooking in your cruise ship cabin

It's sad that cruise ships, once known for fine dining, now compete with Waffle House.

The overall quality of the food aboard our last trans-oceanic cruise was absolutely horrid, it made Janet ill!

The food was more than contaminated, it was unappetizing and just plain gross.

I’ve eaten better K-Ration meals in Army mess halls. . . . .

We were served food so gross that our dog would not eat it, like this nasty-ass club sandwich, served with cold, soggy french fries:

To stay healthy for a long voyage, we took to preparing cook cold food in our stateroom.

We were not able to bring foodstuffs aboard the ship during port stops, and we wished that we had the foresight to load up on canned foods (pork and beans, spaghettios, and potato chips) for safe in-room dining.

WARNING: DO NOT attempt to cook hot food in your stateroom.

Cans of Sterno can easily tip, causing a serious fire aboard ship. The trick to staying alive on a long cruise ship is to prepare safe cold food, using uncontaminated ingredients.

Janet was cleaver, and she discovered that you can make your own egg salad in your cabin, using hard boiled eggs, packets of mayonnaise and bread:

Monday, October 18, 2010

Carrier Pigeon faster than South African DSL

It's true, carrier pigeons are faster than African Broadband

“A Durban IT company pitted an 11-month-old bird armed with a 4GB memory stick against the ADSL service from the country's biggest web firm, Telkom.

Winston the pigeon took two hours to carry the data 60 miles - in the same time the ADSL had sent 4% of the data. “

Never use "silly string" near an open flame

I hate the smell of burning hair at a birthday party . . .

Funny Simon & Garfunkel Cover

I remember having this Simon & Garfunkel album, but Art's mustache is all clear to me now . . .

Via Reddit

Edgar Allan Poe with sunglasses

Edgar always said he would come back someday, check him out, very 21st Century:

He even has his own facebook page Edgar Allan Bro

"Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,

Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten whore,

While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,

As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my frat house door.

"'Tis thy pizza," I muttered, "tapping at my frat house door

Only this, and nothing more."

Via Reddit

Lemon candy disguised as a urine sample

From who else?

It supposedly tastes like lemonade.

I wish I had some to tease the nurses during my last hospital stay:

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Redneck campfire tales

Ah, there is nothing like a goold ole Redneck campfire . . .

Nothing like sitting around a redneck campfire the roasting puppy peters on a stick:

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Arthur C. Clarke predicts the 21st Century back in 1964

Very insightful, especially the telecommuting part:

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

US Government protects citizens overseas:

It's good to see ouir government looking out after expats.

Click on the letter to enlarge:

Via J-Walk

How to trim a high hedge

Trimming a high hedge requires special creativity and special tools:

Monday, October 11, 2010

The best trigger pull action

It’s hunting season in NC and the smell of gunpowder fills the air, reminding all Americans to support our 2nd Ammendment right to bear arms:

We all have the right to bear arms

Janet loves her Ruger .357 GP100, a lovely gun for the gracious lady, feminine but not pretentious.

Best of all, it's extremely well-balanced with a trigger pull of about 3 pounds and feels as smooth as snot on glass:

The pull on the Ruger .357 Magnum GP100 is smooth as snot on glass

I wanted a rifle, but I wanted a versatile gun with these characteristics:

- Switch to cheap ammo: I'm cheap, and .223 caliber ammo runs 60 cents each for long range kills but you can get a .22 conversion kit (for about $230) allowing you to shoot six cent bullets!

- Fast switch between manual sight and scope: The AR15 has a great manual sight up top 200 yards with special sight clips to change sights from manual sight to a high-powered scope without loss of zero.

I would feel like an idiot using a scope to shoot a rat at 100 yards.

The best rifle to fit my needs is a Colt AR-15 heavy barrel match target rifle, allowing you to kill a home intruder at up to a third of a mile away.

My AR15 with a .22 ammo clip

Unfortunately, I found the AR15 trigger to be a hard jerky pull (4 pounds), gritty and spreading my patterns.

See my notes here on the choosing the best low caliber target rifle for you.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

The inherent mistakes in limited testing

Different people see things different ways, but narrow-minded people only see things in one way.

The old saying is quite true:

"When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail"

That’s why it’s important in science to take a look at the whole picture, never relying on a single test case to infer the behavior of a universe:

This image is a perfect example:

A question of perspective is fixed by adopting multiple viewpoints

Friday, October 08, 2010

Scottish accent voice recognition!

Sure, everybody knows that Scottish people talk funny, but this is downright hysterical!

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Etymology of the “F” Word

As I have noted, George Washington was fond of using the ”F” word.

Dilke educated Professor Cerutti goes into great detail on the etymology of profanity in his landmark book “Words of the Day” by Rampant TechPress”.

Here is an etymology of the appearance of the “F” word in dictionaries over the centuries:

Funny advertising product placement!

I love the primitive product placement that keys-in on a search phrase, often with hilarious results.

Today’s word is Anatidaephobia – The constant fear that you are being watched by a duck.

Check out the ad:

Fear that you are being watched by a duck

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Tattooed Goldfish

Tattooing fluorescent genetically modified goldfish is the latest craze, very colorful and cool:

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Bird Dogs!

Good Photoshop skills here:

And a bird frog: