November 29, 2016


"You gotta keep up with the times." It would seem that large parts of the future have been postponed....

Everyone’s Cuba Curious | Primordial Slack It’s been around 20 years since I left, weeping bitterly that I had to, so hard had I fallen in love with Cuba. The land is so fertile that the fence posts bloom, but there was no food to eat. The despair is as thick as the wafting smoke from their marijuana, and drowned in their rum.

Robot dolphins, turtles and shellfish used as underwater spies in the deep blue sea - Each radio-controlled swimming model is fitted with HD cameras to capture unique footage of the unsuspecting marine mammals.

In 1918, California Drafted Children Into a War On Squirrels | There were over 100,000 casualties.

Scientists have found the world's largest cluster of sinkholes, and it spans 4 counties - ScienceAlert To give you an idea of how big they were, the biggest sinkhole is deeper than the Eiffel Tower is tall, and its diameter is wider than the height of the Empire State Building.

The Devil’s Tower: US’ Mysterious Sightseeing Spot | Unusual Places

Conclusion – Sexuality and Gender - The New AtlantisSome of the most widely held views about sexual orientation, such as the “born that way” hypothesis, simply are not supported by science.

Portland 'Adulting' School Teaches Millennials How to Be Functional Grownups | Oddity Central - Collecting Oddities “Credit card stuff, which I didn’t think I would have at this age,” a 29-year-old “student” said. “And I really don’t have the skill set, how to pay for our rent, and our food, on top of paying off that debt.”

Opera Boeuf |The star draw is the 72-ounce steak challenge: a diner (several volunteer each night, I’m told) sits on an elevated platform—to an opera singer, a stage—under a large digital clock that begins to tick when his four-and-a-half pound steak and accompanying dishes are presented to him. He (almost always a he, I gather) commences eating, and if he finishes eating the steak—and importantly, all the side dishes—in under 60 minutes, his meal is free of charge; otherwise, he pays $72. Plus tax and tip. [We've been there too. As I note in one of the earliest posts on American Digest from June, 2003. The Cowgirl and the Four Pound Steak @ AMERICAN DIGEST]

Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 29, 2016 12:02 PM
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Much obliged, Gerard, for the linky luv!

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at November 29, 2016 2:05 PM

Over the years I have helped a number of people at work with making a basic budget. A very simple column of known expenses and a column of income. The delta is what to work with to save or pay off debt, of course. Amazing how many people that should be on tight budgets have never done the simple math. The quickest way to avoid expenses is to quit eating out. What a shocker.

Posted by: Snakepit Kansas at November 30, 2016 5:06 AM

First thing to stop ordering: the 72-ounce steak.

Second thing: Starbucks coffee. Talk about pissing your money away.

Posted by: Mike Anderson at November 30, 2016 12:35 PM

5-10 years ago most people weren't dropping $100 a month for a handheld hypnotist.

That's $1200 a year and doesn't include all the extra stuff added on (streaming, games, etc.).

I'd be broke all the time too if I let tech slave my ass.

Posted by: ghostsniper at November 30, 2016 2:48 PM

A wise man once told me to keep focus on girls, guns and guitars, and I would stay on the straight and narrow....still working on the guitar.

Posted by: Snakepit Kansas at November 30, 2016 5:47 PM

@Snake, 1 string at a time and 'fore ya know it, with hard work, you're all the way up to 2. LOL

Look back in the archives here about 4 months ago where a young buk was playin' 3 strings (on a shovel no less!) at the same time and not doing a bad job at all.

Posted by: ghostsniper at November 30, 2016 8:38 PM