Saturday, February 11, 2017


Overheard at Lem's:
Rabel said...
"Butte Sheriff's Department officials said Friday afternoon that the massive crater in the main spillway of Oroville Dam likely won't force the use of an emergency spillway to divert water from the swelling reservoir."
"Water began pouring over the emergency spillway at Oroville Dam early Saturday for the first time in its 48-year history."
"If it keeps on know the rest."
February 11, 2017 at 3:17 PM

Jimmy Page explains how they got that cavernous drum sound. It wasn't special effects.

I just canceled Nextlix and heres why!

It never ends. I have already canceled my cable subscription because I refuse to support the fake news and the evil that is broadcast television. I no longer follow sports except for baseball which I prefer on the radio so I am not missing anything. I went to streaming video. Unfortunately I have lost one of the prime outlets because of the hate that Netflix's has for White People.

Much like many formerly normal institutions like the Democratic Party, the NFL and the NBA this streaming service has totally surrendered to Social Justice Warriors and has nothing but animus for white people. The current candidates for head of the National Democratic Party run from a follower of the Black Muslims to a woman who says her main duty is to tell white people to shut up. Much like this new Netflix's show. Read some of the tweets in this story from Townhall. Why would you spend money to support someone who thinks this is acceptable?

Identity politics comes at a price. Obviously they think this is cool and ironic and there will be no push back. How is that working out for Kellog's these days? The left sets up boycotts against Ivanka and think they are going to skate when they pull this crap. Republicans buy sneakers too.

I don't think my $7 a month is going to break them.  But if enough of us cancel them and cancel cable and stop going to the games maybe they will start to get the message. I contacted Netflix on their website and they said they would pass my concerns on to corporate. Right. Good luck with that.

Hulu is much better anyway. As is Amazon. Plus Youtube has all of my favorite Westerns. It is not a binary world anymore. Don't take their crap.

Adam Savage Answers: What's the Scariest Experience You've Had on Mythbusters?

Here's video of the experiment Adam talked about above.

"Hubble Has Found the Ancient Galaxies That Gave the Universe Its First Light"

Via Reddit: A new technique that removes the light of foreground galaxy clusters is giving astronomers a direct look at a generation of galaxies dating back to the universe's baby years.

The discovery is considered a key piece of evidence for a critical, but poorly understood period of time when the universe switched from being dark to radiating light.

This week, University of Texas astronomer Rachael Livermore and colleagues describe a successful hunt thanks to a new technique that combines deep-field Hubble Space Telescope images with what is known as "wavelet decomposition" — a light-masking equivalent of noise-canceling headphones — to computationally remove light from foreground galaxy clusters.

T"The wavelet transform allows us to decompose an image into its components on different physical scales. Thus, we can isolate structures on large scales… and remove them, allowing objects on smaller scales to be identified more easily," the scientists wrote in a draft of their upcoming paper, published on

More at this Link

"Man wins back girlfriend's love after she forgets him due to amnesia"

Via Reddit:  Imagine waking up one day to find you no longer recognise anyone around you: Your parents, your significant other, your friends – even your own face.

The terrifying event happened to British woman Jessica Sharman, 20, after she suffered a series of seizures during a train ride with her boyfriend, The Sun reported.

All her memories were wiped clean from the attack.

Doctors at a London hospital diagnosed her with amnesia brought on by epilepsy, a condition she'd had since the age of 14.

The news was devastating for friends and family, but doting boyfriend of seven months, Rich Bishop, 25, was determined to win her heart again.

He had his work cut out for him.

Sharman said she couldn't stand the sight of Bishop after the medical emergency, The Sun reported.

They shared a moment alone in the hospital but she "hated it".

"I didn't know him but he was acting like we were in love," she said.

Bishop wasn't the only one Sharman struggled to open her heart to.

Her parents, who she lived with, were as good as strangers.

More at the Link


Good morning, sunshine!

Photo by Sixty Grit
What's the over and under for cloud cover in your neck of the words?

WKRLEM: Lem likes to do the Cookie Boogie

Friday, February 10, 2017

Disorder in the Court!

Charles Oakley was tossed from the Garden and now he is banned for life. He went to the game and bought a ticket near the owner. Of course he was heckling and trash talking him because he feels the Knicks have screwed him over. That they should favortism  to pussies like Allen Houston who became a team executive.  Oakley was on the team for ten years and they made the playoffs every year. I was a big fan of him and Anthony Mason and the style of ball they played. I  will never forget the elbow at Mitchell Wiggins and made him cry and pee his pants.

Deja Vu all over again.

Stay strong Besty. For the childrun's. They is our future.

(Hat tip Powerline)

The Triumph of the Common Man

Donald Trump ran his presidential race against the elites and for the common man. The Americans. Now he was a card carrying member of the elite. A billionaire business man with all the pussy he could handle. But still and all he was a relatively normal guy. He grew up interacting with blue collar workers and continued to do so as he developed his real estate projects. He just knew that something was wrong. America couldn't control its own borders. It was importing terrorists and more importantly mass quantities of members of a medieval death cult that wanted to subjugate women, murder homosexuals and grab the pussies of little girls and clip out their clits so they could never experience sexual pleasure. He saw that regulations and red tape and environmental wacko’s were preventing the United States from becoming energy independent and not being forced to intervene in the Middle East to protect the oil companies. He wondered why we have to stick our nose into every conflict and nation build third world shit holes that are none of our business. He wondered why we were footing the bill for NATO and Japan and South Korea and a bunch of rich countries who were taking us for suckers while bitching at us all the time. Why was America just a patsy all the time?

Young Michael Moore VS Milton Friedman

Such a precocious lad. I listened once and the clip doesn't allow Friedman to explain himself completely. I don't think. We see the corner he's pushing Moore into but I don't think Friedman fully develops his case. Maybe he does. That didn't interest me so much as how differently Moore looked back then from himself now, if this is him. Other early pictures in black and white that look like high school age are closer than this, but this photo does come up first and repeatedly by searching images [young michael moore.]

I'm still not convinced this is Michael Moore. It doesn't sound like him and it doesn't look like him. No bells of recognition ring. His slanted eyes, his no-lips-having mouth, his Princess Leia hair puffs. Nothing matches. But if it really is him then you're forced to ask, "What went wrong?" 

I know he gets exercise because he's all over the place.

It must be copious quantities of burgers and burritos and pizzas such as you have on the road and in piles that would halt Adam Richman, the food challenge guy. But even Adam Richman knew he cannot do that forever and he abruptly stopped it [adam richman trimmed down.

I don't know why they are claiming this video is Michael Moore. I'm baffled. Maybe it was a joke.


Overheard at Lem's:
Dust Bunny Queen said... 
If we are going to make up stupid scenarios, then go full tilt boogie!!! 
I have a vivid imagination :-D 
February 10, 2017 at 10:34 AM

The song, recorded by the Full Tilt Boogie Band, has a spooky vibe -- sort of a like a Doors song without Jim Morrison.

"Absence is the highest form of presence"
~James Joyce

The Lyin' Of The Senate Sleeps Tonight

So, the Elizabeth Warren narrative is that she was barred from reading Coretta Scott King's letter to Strom Thurmond regarding the fitness of then US Attorney Jeff Sessions for an Alabama Fed Circuit judgeship.  The narrative fits right into the meme that Warren was buffeted during Black History Month. That's not actually what happened though. Here is the full C-Span record:

Warren harangued Jeff Sessions for a full 13 minutes before reciting a personal tirade authored by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy. During Warren's first twenty minutes, she repeating made use of the active voice to state conjecture as established fact.* Readers of this blog and my shadow blog, El Pollo Real, will realize that a personal pet peeve of mine is our language's loss of the subjunctive mood as a clear way to separate fact and fantasy. This is an egregious example. Back to the lyin' of the Senate.

It was Kennedy's words -- not Coretta Scott King's -- which caused Senator Cardin to issue the first fair warning. Kennedy's use of the phrase "disgrace to the Justice Department" (18 min 30 sec) was what set off the Senator. You can hear him clearly raise this point at the (24 min 22 sec).

*Quite early on in her recorded harangue, Warren calls one of Trump's executive orders "unlawful, unconstitutional, and deeply immoral."  That is not prescience on Warren's part -- that is outright prejudice -- a prejudgement of a matter which may well be decided against her wishes in a higher court.

"weight loss guru Steve Miller thinks body acceptance campaigns are ‘poisonous’"

Via Drudge: Steve Miller, of Sky 1 TV show Fat Families, used to be overweight himself – and, after losing four stone to get down to a healthy 11st, now works as a motivational weight loss speaker.

Steve thinks that fat acceptance in Britain has gone way too far, and even wants NHS staff to wear badges admitting they are overweight.

Speaking to Sun Online, Steve said: “When a patient is struggling with their health, and they need to lose weight, often they will go and see a GP or a dietitian.

“Don’t get me wrong, a lot of these guys do a great job, and they are role models, but if the dietitian’s fatter than the patient, how on Earth is that going to motivate them?

More at the Link

Thursday, February 9, 2017


The song expresses a very male and very teenaged angst.

From the Wiki:
Kidd and the Pirates' finest moment might have been the powerful song "Shakin' All Over", which features memorable opening guitars and solo from Joe Moretti,[2] and reached number one in the UK singles charts in 1960. The song and the group's proto-power trio line-up both made a strong impression on the Who, who would cover it in their 1970 album Live at Leeds, whose CD liner notes proclaim the original to be the UK's best pre-Beatles rock single. Canada's The Guess Who reached #1 with a cover version in early 1965. It was covered again in 1984 by the California band "Pegasus" with Tedd Armstrong and Steve Caton on their "Pegasus Takes Flight" EP. Music critics Roy Carr and Tony Tyler would later write that "Shakin' All Over" was the second-ever genuine British rock classic, following Cliff Richard's "Move It".
Heh. The blurb doesn't mention that Pete Townshend said that they had to do the cover because, in the early days of The Who, concert fans always confused them with The Guess Who, and demanded to hear the song.

Here is the 1965 The Guess Who version:

Guess who's still not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?

"In the Therapist’s Office, Trump Becomes a Hot Topic"

Bloomberg news: Anxiously checking the news? Obsessing over the president's latest tweet? Stressed about what's coming next?

Take a number. Experts in mental health are seeing high stress over the daily drumbeat of news—not surprisingly, especially among opponents of Donald Trump and people who feel targeted by the new administration. While many reported feeling anxious during the campaign season—more than half of Americans, on both sides of the aisle, were stressed—the feelings haven't subsided in the early days of the new administration, as some thought they might.

Millions of Trump supporters are, of course, jubilant. For others, the cascade of headlines can bring on "hypervigilance," the sense that "you have to stay on edge all the time, waiting for the next thing to drop," said Vaile Wright, director of research and special projects at the American Psychological Association.

Via Drudge: Link to the rest of the article 

Poll: Americans Trust Trump Administration More Than News Media

An Emerson College poll found that 49 percent of U.S. voters believe that the Trump administration is “truthful,” while only 39 percent feel that way about the news media. Worse, for the so-called “opposition party,” 53 percent of those surveyed described the media as “untruthful.”

The poll, released on Tuesday, also showed that Americans are divided on Trump’s performance so far — 48 percent of registered voters approve of the job that Trump is doing, compared to 47 percent who disapprove.

It a statistic that should not come as a surprise, the poll notes that 89 percent of Republicans approve of Trump, while 81 percent of Democrats disapprove. According to the poll, Trump’s “failure to pass the 50 percent threshold” for approval is because of his standing among independents, a group in which 52 percent disapprove.

Via Drudge: Link


Top rated YouTube comment:
It's funny how many people don't know that this was an anti-war protest song, and not actually about American women
The Kardashians*

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Léon the Professional

A love story. A story in pop-up form about affection for a particular film. Love for a film expressed as a graphic pop-up book by Jeremias Krakowiak.  From what I gather in comments in different languages this appears to be a senior project for a design class. The challenge is to make a design project on a subject that totally gets you, one that you are familiar with. Tell us about something you love graphically as possible.

I'm blown away by the affection for the film, a real love for it comes through, and I'm deeply impressed with the graphic presentation, more so than than the pop-uppery mechanics while the meager mechanics presented are all done very well.

My favorite mechanism is the two twisting platforms on the "farewell" page that presents the face portraits of the two main characters. The two face pictures start out folded in half and open to two cameo-like portraits against a dark background, with the single word "Abschied" dripping in red against black. The mechanism is also black so the two faces they present seem to appear from thin air. This is the same mechanism that holds the upright hexagon for the goose nest in the prototype shown here earlier. This is an excellent use of the mechanism.

The comments on YouTube to this card exceed anything else I've seen for this type of thing. They express tremendous interest. Other people appreciate this book more than I do. Students across the globe enquire about tutorials for how the mechanisms were pulled off. They express a desire to try their hand at such a project. But the uploader has only this one book and another, apparently from school, and all the other uploads are skateboard and BMX bicycling related. 


Duncan Birmingham explains how to make the twisting mechanism. And he shows how authors used the mechanisms different ways in their own books. I used it before to scatter colored eggs all across the card

Birmingham describes a similar mechanism used a lot for flowers, but this one doesn't twist. It simply opens on a stem. The stem is a fattened straw with two arms and post inside that slips up and down. Other mechanisms are placed on top of the platform that imitate the bits of flowers. This is a fairly new mechanism. The two arms can be made to look like two little hands holding open a folding tray. It's clever, something tall blooms when the page is opened. While the previous mechanism twists as it opens and flattens. 

But the thing that kills me besides the interest shown to this video by its comments, are the comments to Duncan Birmingham's books on Amazon. A few commenters appreciated learning how the mechanisms are made but they are more interested in having a book that stimulates their ideas on how to use the mechanisms. That kills me. 

Because they have the whole approach backwards. They're not thinking, "how do I show this idea," rather, "What kind of ideas can I show?" 

It's almost Valentine's Day, you know.

This bleak book shows you how to express your affection. 

The pop-up book lifts key elements from the film that Jeremias Krakowiak wants to emphasize. You can do that too with anything that you love or anybody that you have a relationship, even a relationship with a film that you care about, something you'd like to praise. Imaging this same approach applied to your own relationship. I can guarantee you that your little book will be a lifelong treasure. Reach back to the elements that shaped your story together and visualize its expression. Pull out the bits and see them graphically.  Imagine sketches of your two faces appearing like this with some other text meaningful to you. Trips that you took together. Adventures you had together. Incidents that occurred to you both. Significant events. Your children. Your life together. 

Jeremias Krakowiak relied heavily on words. He uses a flap flipping mechanism quite a lot explaining things about the movie. I especially liked the pages with sketches and not words. It's a great way to include other people and places and events. Duncan Birmingham explains that at YouTube too, more so in his book than by by his videos. He shows only a two page flipping thing. This took me forever to figure out for the Angry Monkey card. (It took so long to figure out the doors that there wasn't any energy for drawing the art of the room behind the door. It's just blank.)  I considered it a door. Duncan considers it a flap. He shows the flap mechanism various ways. One flips toward the tab pull, the other flips away from the tab pull. The pull tab can be attached to the opposite page so the door opens automatically when the card is opened. Both doors can open in opposite directions automatically by being attached to the opposite page. Flaps or doors can be stacked and a gap left in the pull tab arm for a delayed action for second flap to delay and this combination can be used for a snake to first stick out its tongue and then lunge forward to strike. This is tutorial 25 and tutorial 26 and tutorial 27

The kids doing cards explain a similar mechanism much better. Their Valentines are simple and fancied up by various artsy-crafty means.  Just hearts flipping and spelling out "Happy" by then enough pull tab is pulled out for the word "Birthday" to appear on the extended pull tab that flipped all the cards to spell, "Happy."

But you can be much more intimate than that. You can be powerful as Jeremias Krakowiak is with his senior project. You can spell out a series of events that made you fall in love, caused your respect to grow, that reveal and acknowledge the depth of your affection and the precise reasons why you keep hanging on.

The kids on YouTube call this mechanism "waterfall card." There are several tutorials available. And you can see what they did with this mechanism. Nothing so serious as Jeremias Krakowiak is with his book. It can be an element in your own graphic design book to your Valentine, a book that is not just cute with cutout hearts, but actually means something stupendous. Your love is also spelled out in the time and the effort and the thought that you put into this project as Jeremias Krakowiak did with his project that earned him an A+ in his design class (from me.) 

Mary Tyler with a little Moore.

"Time for a group hug."
"Yeah lets all get in close."
"Wait a minute. Let me ask you a question Mary."
"What's that Mr. Grant?"
"Is that a stapler in your pocket or are you just happy to see me."
"Shut up you drunken commie. Lets all shuffle over to side of the room."

Kellyanne makes a big mistake.

No it is not what you think. It is not the fact that she said the words "Bowling Green Massacre." Sure the left and the media (wait that's redundant) are having a lot of fun with that. She was referring to the two camel jockeys arrested in Bowling Green who were planning a terrorist attack. The media never covered it and it was one of the things that President Trump was talking about when he said that the media doesn't cover terror. That was a mistake. She admitted it. But that doesn't matter. They will use that to hammer her for as long as she is in the public eye.

Kellyanne's big mistake was her conciliatory interview with douche bag Jake Tapper on CNN. Tapper went after her hard and she backed up. Big mistake. When Tapper petulantly asked "Are we Fake News" she blinked. Bullshit. They are fake news. You shouldn't give an inch. They are never going to give you or President Trump the benefit of the doubt. Now they have taken to the ploy of saying that almost everything President Trump says is a "lie." Not that he was mistaken in his beliefs. Or that the matter is in doubt. They just flat out say that he is lying. What can you do with that? I tell you what. You hit them back twice as hard.

Now I hear that Spicer is backing off. I never was on board with him. He surprised me at the start when he was willing to fight in his first few conferences. But his inner cuckdom seems to be winning out. What they needed to do is pick a tough no nonsense broad who would kick ass and take names. Somebody like Laura Ingraham or that hot ass Kimberly chick from the  Five.

"Was Buffalo mom jailed over homeschooling decision?"

Via Drudge:  Single mother Kiarre Harris started researching homeschooling last November. She says her two elementary school aged children weren't excelling at their failing Buffalo Public Schools.

"I felt that the district was failing my children and that's when I made the decision to homeschool," she said.

Harris says she filed documents at Buffalo City Hall, following all the steps, informing the district of her intent to homeschool her children. According to documents she provided to 7 Eyewitness News, they're dated December 7th and the district says it received her paperwork.

"I spoke directly to the homeschool coordinator and she told me from this point on my children were officially un-enrolled from school."

Things took a turn when she says a week later, Child Protective Services called, wondering why her kids weren't in school.

"I told them that my kids were homeschooled now and that I could furnish the documents if they need to see them."

Thinking everything was fine, Harris says she went on with her homeschooling, but then, less than a month later she says she was confronted by CPS workers and police. According to Harris, they told her they had a court order to take her children and when she told them no, she was arrested for obstruction.

She says she hasn't seen her kids in three weeks, and they've been in a foster institution.

The Buffalo Public School District says it cannot comment on this case due to Federal Laws but says in order for a parent to file for homeschooling, they must have full custody of the children.

Harris says she's a single parent and has always had full custody until her kids were taken away.

This case is far from finished. The Buffalo Common Council will be addressing it tomorrow.

Meanwhile accused child killer Casey Anthony Turns Up At Anti-Trump Rally In Florida

"What famous movie line would be the worst to say before sex?"

Reddit top voted comments...

You'll regret it. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon, and for the rest of your life.

Get in there you big furry oaf, I don't care what you smell!

Dead or alive, you're coming with me

Wanna hear the most annoying sound in the world?

If it bleeds, we can kill it.

Come with me, if you want to live


I'm way late to that party and would appreciate like suggestions.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

"Man told for years he was ‘just fat’ has 130-pound tumor removed"

Via Reddit: For 15 years, the tumor had grown on Roger Logan’s abdomen until it reached the size of a small adult, according to KERO.

“Usually at home I would sit and it would rest on the floor,” Logan, 57, said about the tumor that he says doctors dismissed for years as “just fat.”

Logan said he was practically confined to a reclining chair inside a room he rarely left.

“They said it’s just fat, you’re just fat … it’s just fat developing there,” Logan said.

Doctors believe the benign tumor likely started because of an ingrown hair, then grew quickly.

Nancy Pelosi believes Bush is president... again

The Patriots winning again has Pelosi believing Bush is the president again.

Do over meme


Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!

Many of Trump's Republican opponents were on the Soros dole in 2016.

Breitbart link

This is why you will never see George Soros come under any official suspicion for any wrongdoing.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Kirkjufellsfoss, Iceland

Link for enlargement

Moral Equivalence?

President Trump was on Bill O'Reilly's show before the Super Bowl and of course he said something that freaked out the cucks and pussies of both the left and the Rhino right. When O'Reilly said that "Putin is a killer" and Trump said "There are a lot of killers. We've got a lot killers. What do you think? Our country is so innocent."  

This freaks out the NeoCons and the left who both seem to want to start a war with Russia. Super cuck  Paul Mirengoff  spouts off at Powerline:

"Trump was now suggesting that there is a moral equivalence between the U.S. and Russia under Putin. Would he back this up with specifics; if so, which ones?
The U.S. isn’t entirely innocent. Trump might have cited our treatment of the American Indians in the 19th century, for example. Andrew Jackson can be thought of as a “killer” we respect.
But this isn’t what Trump had in mind. Instead, he cited the Iraq War, and repeated his false claim that he opposed it from the beginning.
The Iraq War may have been a mistake — it was, in all events, fought under a mistaken premise. However, fighting that war in an order to rid Iraq of weapons of mass destruction does not make the U.S. and its then-president “killers.”
This was not a war of territorial aggression, like the one Russia wages in Ukraine. Nor did it involve the systematic and wanton bombing of civilian populations, as Russia does in Syria. And Bush’s political enemies didn’t die mysteriously, as Putin's do."

"Transgender murderer moved from women’s prison ‘after having sex with female inmates"

Paris Green, who was born a man, had been allowed to serve her sentence at HMP Edinburgh’s female wing.

But authorities sent the 23-year-old back to a male institute after it was alleged she had been intimate with other prisoners.

‘The women want sex and Paris is the only person who can give it to them,’ a source

Green, who was previously known as Peter Laing, had been accused of ‘inappropriate behaviour’ with inmates before.

Following her murder conviction in 2013 she was moved out of Corton Vale women’s prison after the allegations.

Green and her friends Kevin McDonagh and Dean Smith, were found guilty of murdering Robert Shankland, 45.

They tortured him for hours before killing him. She was jailed for 18 years.

A Scottish Ministry of Justice spokesperson said it would not comment on individual cases.

Via Drudge: Link

Whistleblower Debunks Important Global Warming Claims

Link to story.

I think this is significant, but will not change much. I'd rather focus on several points I raised years ago:

There is clearly an enormous investment in brainpower behind the notion that CO2 causes warming.

Here is how I distill the problem(s) confronting us:

1) How, if incorrect about CO2, could the scientific consensus be so wrong?

(a) Is the notion CO2 causes warming now too big to fail?

(b) Can the credibility of American (and world) science recover if wrong?

2) If they are right about CO2 causing warming, what would it take to convince the American people that they are correct?

(a) Clearly something has gone wrong with the PR-people are not convinced.

(b) The present [Obama] administration appears to say: fuck 'em- they (the people) don't believe us? We're gonna force them. The possible tachniques available to enforce compliance are downright un-American.

3) What really bothers me as a sceptic of the CO2 causes warming is that if the Copenhagen treaty is ratified and enforced, and warming does not occur, credit will be taken regardless of the true cause. To me this is a heads I win tails you lose proposition for the CO2 causes warming folks. But more insidiously, it is the exact mechanism by which Science could ascend to the status of a quasi-religion: give the people "miracle, mystery and authority" and they will follow.  Link to original

Sunday, February 5, 2017

WKRLEM: The Lion Sleeps Tonight

I have not watched one down of football this season. Colin Kaperdick and Roger the Dodger and the obsession with Black Lives Matters and liberal politics have ended my decades long love affair with football. The game is dead to me. I will not be watching the Super Bowl. Even though I am trying to ignore it the bullshit stills seeps into my consciousness.

Politically correct commercials supporting immigration and trashing America. Social Justice Warrior pussies posing as sports writers trashing Tom Brady because he is friends with Donald Trump. Hey I never liked Tom Brady. But now they are forcing me to be his die hard partisan.

Worst of all is the half time show. I thought nothing would top the Anti-Catholic screed that toxic cunt Niki Minaj did but then that dump Beyonce did her Black Lives Matter/Black Panther thing to the applause of Roger Goodell and the hierarchy of the NFL. I am sure that Lady Gaga will top it with some over the top attack insulting the half of deplorable America that voted for Donald Trump. Anyone who supports football after this continual display of contempt for you is just a misguided fool.

I will be doing something else tonight. Cooking up a batch of spiralized zucchini. Taping a video about it for Instagram. Then catching something on Hulu or Netflicks. Maybe watching something off of Youtude on my Smart TV. The NFL has lost me and millions of former fans like me. I will not watch one down of the game. For the first time ever.

The game  might be on. But the Lion Sleeps Tonight.

Proof of concept, twisting nest prototype.

The idea of a bird's nest that twists into shape with sticks jutting out all over the place arose from thinking about flying geese condolence card, which by the way is gaining some minor fame already by being emailed all around. I showed the photos to one person and it spread from there. And that idea was a single page for another idea about showing the phases of a wheat field over several pages. On one page I'd have geese either coming or going over a field being either planted or harvested. I intend the project to have pages showing the life that takes up in the fields where humans plant monocultures. The idea for one such page is to show a nest of geese living inside among the rows of an immature wheat field, so with green wheat growing all around. Maybe at the edge of a field near water. Maybe wheat plants shifting to cattails drawn onto the background, an illustration of a wet part of a field. Maybe eggs, maybe fuzzy little ducklings. Maybe the goose will spread its wings protectively.

I need to see if an upright hexagon will work when it's attached to the platform of a twisting mechanism. Will the two mechanisms work together? I don't know. The twisting mechanism works as if it is opening another card tucked inside. The hexagon works by the two sides separating as the card is opened forming the shape of a hexagon. The twisting mechanism's top, a new smaller inner card folds upward like a tent in the opposite direction of the outer card like a tent setup over a gully. The tent twists as it opens so that it sets up spread widely perpendicular across the card's central fold. It begins with the two V arms folded together and held upward and spreads open wide and lays flat and spread out when fully opened.  Can an upright hexagon wall be placed on top of the twisting mechanism that folds upward as a tent and not downward as the usual outer card?

The answer is yes, but the surface must be shaped as a floor that fits inside the smashed folded sides of the hexagon when the floor is folded upward inside it.

This is for the twisting nest portion of the page, to see how it works, to see if it fits, what size to make it, to see if the sticks for the bird's nest will work jutting out as imagined. The goose inside the nest and the upright wheat plants surround the nest and the background drawing are all left to work out elsewhere. This is a limited test.

32 photographs follow.

This is 2 V mechanisms facing each other with two short stubby lengths as arms. Like two very short arrows facing each other.

They're cut and folded from a a single piece of card, so that their glue tabs take the shape of a bow-tie.

The tip in the center where several folds meet is clipped off to help the thing fold better.

what's your number one useful cooking tip?

Reddit top comments...

Chop with the rear part of the blade, not the tip, in a rolling motion.

Control your heat. Control everything, but mostly your heat.

flouring pans for cakes is a step not to be skipped but when it comes to chocolate cakes, it looks awful so for dark cakes, I use cocoa powder instead.

If you have to keep adding salt, try adding some citric acid instead

Sharp knives make every thing easier.

Taste everything as you go, especially if you've never made it before.

"Bay Area Conservatives Keep Meetups Secret Fearing For Their Safety"

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — Some East Bay conservatives say they live a secret life. They can never tell anyone what they really feel like in fear of their safety.

Robert Ward is coming out conservative, but in a place he says is risky for those who share his beliefs.

“If you witness what happened in Berkeley, actually they are so violent on top of it. I mean being a conservative in the Bay Area is like being a heretic,” says Ward. “You lead a double life. You can never tell your friends and co-workers.”

Robert says several Bay Area conservatives have secret meet ups like the one KPIX 5 was invited to visit in the East Bay.

Organizers asked not to disclose their location or the faces of anyone who attended, but insist this is the way it has to be in a liberal state.

“They seem to pride themselves on being diverse, and they are diverse about everything but their ideology,” says Ward. “I hope that in the future when people see Trump isn’t as scary as they think he is and a lot of the good things that happen and the prosperity comes back and the jobs come back, every one calms down a little bit.”

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