Sunday, July 28, 2013

Amazing Flash Flood / Debris Flow Southern Utah

It's that time of the year in the American Southwest - the annual summer monsoon.


Too many sharks in the gene pool.........

“Folks, it's time to evolve. That's why we're troubled. You know why our institutions are failing us, the church, the state, everything's failing? It's because, um – they're no longer relevant. We're supposed to keep evolving. Evolution did not end with us growing opposable thumbs. You do know that, right?”

― Bill Hicks

Movere canis, ut de via ........

The basic definition of the density of a substance is the ratio of the mass of a given amount of the substance to the volume it occupies. For liquids, this definition is generally satisfactory. However, since gases are compressible, further clarification is required.

The mean density is the ratio of the mass of a given amount of a substance Mean density to the volume that this amount occupies. If the mean density in all parts of a substance is the same then the density is said to be uniform

he density at a point is the limit to which the mean density tends as the Density at a point volume considered is indefinitely reduced, that is limv→0(m/V). As a math- ematical definition this is satisfactory; since, however, all matter actually consists of separate molecules, we should think of the volume reduced not absolutely to zero, but to an exceedingly small amount that is nevertheless large enough to contain a considerable number of molecules. The concept of a continuum is thus implicit in the definition of density at a point

The relative density is the ratio of the density of a substance to some standard Relative density density. The standard density chosen for comparison with the density of a solid or a liquid is invariably that of water at 4◦C. For a gas, the standard density may be that of air or that of hydrogen, although for gases the term is little used. (The termspecific gravity has also been used for the relative density of a solid or a liquid, but relative density is much to be preferred.) As relative density is the ratio of two magnitudes of the same kind it is merely a numeric without unit

Now that I have bored you to fucking tears.......

We now return to our Regularly Scheduled Program.

"Exterminate!" ( The disappearance of the Anasazi )

The Disappearance of the Anasazi is a question debated by Archeologists who are still trying to figure out exactly why they left the American Southwest. Many theories abound, overpopulation, severe and persistant drought, warfare, an overuse of natural resources? I think I have found a piece of evidence that could finally shed some light on the mystery.......

This petroglyph, found at Anasazi Ridge in Southwestern Utah clearly depicts a Dalek. Being one of the most feared races in the universe and with their intentions of destroying all life, it seems clear to me that the Anasazi meet their demise at the hands of the Dalek

Friday, July 26, 2013

A respectable 4th place finish.....

In his first World Tournament, Brandon had the opportunity to pitch against the 2113 World Champion Steven Lazaris, 2112 World Champion Ryan Schepers, and 2010 World Champion Noah Gabel.

Brandon has been pitching since January of this year, He held his own against every competitor in his class, He represented himself well throughout the tournament and I am very proud of him.

He picked up many valuable experiences during the tournament which I think will improve his game and some day soon.....

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Public Service Annoucement

Brandon will begin pitching in the World Tournament starting Thursday the 25th, So if you have no interested in Horseshoe pitching, then it would be a good time to take a break from Oddities Curios and Other Repressed Emotions.

Regularly scheduled programming will return on Monday 7-29-13.

Thanks for your continued support and understanding.

I lost the battle........

Grandma and Mom stole Brandon away while I was occupied.......

"He needs new shoes and clothing for the tournament" they said.....

" Can't have him looking like a ragamuffin" they said.....

"Just because you dress like a bum doesn't mean he has to" they said......

Fine, you win.... this time......

Pioneer Day........

Pioneer Day is an official holiday celebrated on July 24 in the U.S. state of Utah, with some celebrations in regions of surrounding states originally settled by Mormon pioneers. It commemorates the entry of Brigham Young and the first group of Mormon pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847, where the Latter-day Saints settled after being forced from Nauvoo, Illinois, and other locations in the eastern United States.[6] Parades, fireworks, rodeos, and other festivities help commemorate the event. Similar to July 4, most governmental offices and many businesses are closed on Pioneer Day

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Practise day....

Brandon had the chance to pitch with the reigning Juniors World Champion......

and he held his own......

Saturday, July 20, 2013

And it begins............

NHPA World Tournament

The time has finally arrived.......

Getting a feel for the battle ground......

To be continued .......

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

What are you looking at ?.....Big Nose.

New Big-Nosed Horned Dinosaur Found in Utah

Paleontologists have discovered a new dinosaur, a Triceratops relative with a supersize schnoz that once roamed present-day Utah.

National Geographic News

Corpse flower...preparing to emit putrid scent........

The titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum), also known as the corpse flower or stinky plant, is about to bloom at the United States Botanic Garden Conservatory! Once fully open, it may remain in bloom for 24 to 48 hours, and then it will collapse quickly.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Louvre Doll

The Louvre Doll is a 4th century clay figure impaled with thirteen bronze needles. It was discovered within a terracotta vase alongside a lead curse tablet engraved with a binding spell - a type of curse in which usually someone has asked the gods to do harm to another. The figure, with its hands bound behind its back, represents the intended target.

The Oddment Emporium

Criminal Wisdom

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

Is Mars Ruled by Beavers?

NASA has been accused of covering up evidence of all manner of lifeforms on Mars: lizards, snakes, rats and squirrels, among other things. But has it really been covering up an even bigger secret?

Yes indeed, according to an article Thomas Elway wrote for the May 1930 Popular Science.

He starts off with a catalog of facts about Mars: "Mars is so like the earth that men might live there. It has air, water, vegetation, and a twenty-four hour succession of day and night, and daily temperatures no hotter and nights not much colder than are known on earth. But because Mars has no mountain ranges and probably never had an ice age, it is considered high improbable that it is inhabited by manlike creatures..."

What Mars is inhabited by, Elway concludes, is giant beavers.

His reasoning is impeccable. Mars, he tells us, has oxygen. Only plants can produce free oxygen in an atmosphere. Therefore Mars has plants. Since Mars resembles earth in just about every other way, Elway reasons that the evolution of life on Mars proceeded along similar lines.

But, without having had an Ice Age—which on earth created the "stress and competition that is supposed to have turned mankind's anthropoid ancestors into men"—there can be no intelligent life on the red planet. What animal life there is must still be "in the age of instinct."


Monday, July 8, 2013

Original Doctor Who theme song slowed into 20 minutes of alien music

YouTube user telegenicx slows songs down and stretches them out into long and languid sonic experiences. Ron Grainer's original 1963 Doctor Who theme song is particularly well suited to this time stretching, transforming into 20 minutes of otherworldly mood music.

via io9

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Nigger Eating Watermelon .............

This is a video that was made to poke fun at all of the nonsense on the internet dealing with race... There is a large number of people that seem to surf the net looking for racist shit they can comment about...

Wah Wah Wah......... why would there be a camera here?

After years of obsessive scrapbooking, having surrounded herself with inspirational quotes, she realized that her soul did indeed have wings.

They were small and dark, with dusty hair-like feathers, and appeared to belong to some large flightless bird, like an Emu or an Ostrich. It took her some time to accept with such wings, her soul would never soar.

But the fact that she could kick a man's lungs out through his spine was ultimately some small consolation.

Watch out its a trap.......

Why Are Things Creepy?

Lest you forget that fireworks are dangerous explosive devices, let's take a look at some of the worst firework-related disasters of all time.....

In 2013, sixteen people were killed and hundreds more were injured when a truck carrying fireworks for a religious ceremony exploded in a forty-three thousand square foot open-air marketplace in Mexico. The accident started when a lit firework misfired and landed in the fireworks-laden truck. The aftermath showed a gruesome scene of bodies and debris littering a one hundred mile radius.

During a July 4th backyard celebration, around thirty people were in a house partying while their young children played with sparklers outside. Suddenly, a tiny spark from one of the sparklers fell into a bag of unused fireworks, which exploded at ground level. Seven people were badly injured, five of whom were children, and one woman had major burns on over half of her body.

In 2013, a truck carrying Chinese New Year fireworks exploded and destroyed part of an elevated highway bridge in China's Henan Province. Two hundred and sixty feet of the bridge collapsed, sending vehicles plunging more than a hundred feet to the ground. The explosion and highway destruction killed twenty-six people and injured countless more.

A newlywed husband and father was killed in front of his family when some backyard fireworks exploded and hit him in the throat. Nineteen-year-old Austin McCloud was celebrating Independence Day with his wife, his son, his step-son (both of whom were toddlers at the time), and several other family members in their backyard, when a firework misfired and killed him instantly.

In 2004, another explosion in a fireworks factory detonated one thousand two hundred tons of fireworks in a fireworks factory in a small town in Denmark. Though only one fireman lost his life, another thirty-four firefighters suffered severe health problems due to burns and smoke inhalation. Additionally, seventeen area residents were injured in the blast, and the explosion ultimately cost the town one hundred and forty million dollars worth of damage. Ouch!

In 2011, 41-year-old Jesse William Burley of Fargo, North Dakota was decapitated by a mortar-style firework when he attempted to set off fireworks to celebrate July 4th in his suburban neighborhood. Burley had already set off one of the explosive devices, but when he attempted to detonate the second one, the fireworks exploded and blew off his head. Several neighbors, including small children, witnessed the incident.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

When we made that album with Gary Moore,....

.... I was still kind of searching for the right direction for myself. Although the music is quite good the direction was like a box of fireworks that caught light all at the same time.

The fireworks displays are well on the way.....

Monday, July 1, 2013

Your Cat Is Trying to Kill You Again.........

Remember how your cat was waging a long-con, biological war on you? And then — with suspicious abruptness — it wasn’t waging war on you anymore and you were like, “But I could have sworn...” uneasily returning to your household chores with a creeping feeling that your cat hadn’t abandoned its murderous plans? Well, it turns out you were right to be uneasy — you’re cat is still trying to kill you, only this time not with parasites. This time, it’s tuberculosis.

Asshole Cats