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World’s Biggest Super Soaker Packs a Mean Punch   Check out the record (and glass) shattering Super Soaker, measuring seven feet long. COMPLETE WITH an interview with the inventor of the Super Soaker.

Who says there’s no good news? Military Judge Gives Bowe Bergdahl A Lot Of Bad News

We drift in a sea of historical fraud. …Freeing the slaves was an easy solution if you didn’t have the problem. If you were a planter with a wife and three little girls, would you give up your house and subject your family to poverty, rape, robbery, and revenge from blacks? I am not asking whether you think they should have done it, but whether in the circumstances you would do it. Another way of putting it: For what moral cause would you, today, give up your job, house, and investments, and step on the sidewalk with your family?Fun with Slavery: Dark Spots in a Shining Sea of Twaddle | Fred On Everything

What To Do When Your Car Has Been Coated In Hagfish Slime

The Lies of Donald Trump’s Critics, and How They Shape His Many Personas  An in-depth analysis of the false allegations and misleading claims made against the 45th President since his inauguration.

 Check out this list of 50 roadside attractions: one for every single state. How many have you seen?

America is Not a Nation Ruled by Judges

A civil war is underway. Trump, like Lincoln, isn’t just fighting an elitist Democrat ruling class embedded in secessionist enclaves of gated communities surrounded by political plantations of minority poor.

What really scares me when I’m in America is picking up my luggage. If you’ve ever picked someone up from a flight, you know there’s no sort of scrutiny around who gets to walk in there. It’s like the TSA thinks the terrorists have some sort of death grudge against planes. So if we can keep them from getting on one, they won’t bother murdering a bunch of people clustered around baggage claim.7 Reasons the TSA Sucks (A Security Expert’s Perspective)

Notes from HuffPost visit to America     HuffPoser 1: Please, Earthling, um, person with a rouge connection between head and torso, interact with me verbally so that I may better acquaint myself with your ignorance, cultural depravity, and your political superstitions.

The Church of Modern Lunacy Notice the feminine language. They want to “welcome and affirm” trannies into their churches. I’d like these guys to point to the passage in the Bible that covers men who like to play dress up or people so mentally unbalanced they believe their sex organs are imaginary. Ministering to the mentally ill has a place in a church, but that’s not what they are saying. They want to make mutilating people a sacrament. Imagine being forced to embrace this sort of madness. It is no wonder the sane clergy are leaving.

The Japanese: Nuked too much or not enough? Kosuke Saito, from Osaka Japan, has been collecting Amazon cardboard boxes ever since 2008.  The Fascinating Life of a Japanese Amazon Box Collector

The Great Day-Care Sexual-Abuse Panic A generation of preschoolers had been subject to all manner of sexual degradation and physical abuse, including rape; small animals had been ritually sacrificed and children fed their blood; there had been field trips to local cemeteries to dig up corpses. Peggy McMartin Buckey was accused of “drilling” the limbs of students, and her 26-year-old son was alleged to have levitated inside the schoolhouse.

For 250 years, people have spotted the Flying Dutchman, the phantom ship doomed to sail the Seven Seas forever

A topography of torment. Mapping Dante’s Inferno, One Circle of Hell at a Time

The best size for homes Small Homes | Cool Tools

A Tiny House in Missouri Was Inexplicably Stolen and Driven to Kansas     It was found over 90 miles away from its original location.

A Guy Fieri Bathing Suit Exists and It’s as Terrifying as it Sounds Behold the fierce boner-wilting reality!

The Dread Gorgon:    As he strikes off Medusa’s head with his sword, two creatures are born from her bloodied neck: an undistinguished warrior named Chrysaor, who (as his Greek name suggests) possessed a golden sword; and, more impressively, the winged horse Pegasus.

“People like Franz Kline and Jackson Pollock and de Kooning sometimes do get amazing qualities that give me a kick in the tail to really let go. But I think a painting is undigested if you leave it in the state of just chaos. I like that first, wild impulse to be there, underneath, but pulled back into clarity.” Why Andrew Wyeth’s Art – Once Derided – Has Outlived His Critics

“Batshit insane.”   Transgender Men in Women’s Showers Must Get ‘Dignity and Respect,’ Says U.S. Army

Three hundred feet in the air, Mauli Dhan dangles on a bamboo rope ladder, surveying the section of granite he must climb to reach his goal: a pulsing mass of thousands of Himalayan giant honeybees. They carpet a crescent-shaped hive stretching almost six feet below a granite overhang. The bees are guarding gallons of a sticky, reddish fluid known as mad honey, which, thanks to its hallucinogenic properties, sells on Asian black markets for $60 to $80 a pound—roughly six times the price of regular Nepali honey. The Last Death-Defying Honey Hunter of Nepal

There’s nothing like the welfare state. Really, nothing like it at all. In Pilibhi, Uttar Pradesh, people send off their old members of the family in to forests as a tiger prey to get compensation in lakhs from government.  Sending elderly to forests as tiger prey for compensation from government is as savage as it can get 

“I’m sorry slavery happened, conceptually.  It’s reprehensible our predecessors singled out a particular group in such a fashion.  But I’m not sorry because I don’t owe anyone anything but personal respect based on their behavior today – not the historical nature of their existence in this nation. Sorry, Not Sorry – Maggie’s Farm

Juno Captures Close-Up Views of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

Who Done It? Bueller/ Bueller? New York Woman Raped by Five Men After Leaving Church And, of course, no descriptions were given because who knows what thoughts that might lead to.

“The strong do as they will. The weak suffer what they must. And this is law.” And of course it is in Muslim countries where most if present day slavery survives. But if you truly adopt cultural relativism, you have no intellectual basis for rejecting slavery. The strong do as they will, and the weak suffer what they must. Before Western Civilization; Sowing the Wind

I arrived on the second day of creation. Laurie Barge had invited me to spend the day in her lab, modeling the origin of life. Can We Recreate Evolution?

Why Is Coffee So Expensive? Who cares? It’s a drug. Get it in your body…..

Meanwhile, back in my part of the world….

Firefighters remove a U.S. flag as flames from the “Wall Fire” close in on a luxury home in Oroville, California, on July 8, 2017.

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  • BillH July 15, 2017, 8:54 AM

    50 roadside attractions. 50 of the several hundred reasons I quit traveling altogether.

  • MMinLamesa July 15, 2017, 9:45 AM

    I swear these images of Jupiter are really images of wire melts.

    My best friend lives in Israel and I visited him in 1996. Oh man I sure wasn’t thinking because after choosing El Al, even though it was 100s more, for their vaunted security, I made the mistake of bringing a couple of remote controlled cars for his young boys and a bag of my special protein powder. Add a new passport and paid for my ticket with cash and I was escorted into the “special” room. They literally took every item out of my bag and anally inspected it. The toys and powder were removed to some other locale for further testing. The questioning described is exactly like that with new people stepping in with additional questions.

    I was then escorted to my seat and when we landed in NY for the El Al flight, I was escorted again off the plane and onto their flight, right to my seat. I guess they wanted to make dead certain that I was going to ride that plane to it’s doom if they missed something.

    When I landed in Israel, my friend was WTF man. They had sent officers to his house to verify my story.

    What I remember most vividly, even after 20+ years, was the seething hatred in the eyes of Palestinians.

    The beaches were beautiful but a 1/2 mile in either direction, the garbage was knee deep. My friend said it was the fucking Greeks throwing their trash in the Sea and it washed up there(Israelis are notorious litterbugs)

  • ghostsniper July 15, 2017, 11:57 AM

    As long as money can be made from it, it will exist.
    And everybody else has to put up with it.

  • Casey Klahn July 15, 2017, 12:10 PM

    Hagfish? My pet name for Hillary. Say, isn’t that a Hillary ’16 sticker on the bumper of that slimy car?

  • Casey Klahn July 15, 2017, 12:30 PM

    OK. I have to add. Great pic of the firemen below the fold! Improves my day, although the fire is a serious subject.
    Andrew Wyeth. If you focus too much on his realism, you lose 98% of what he had to offer. I’d send the article back for a rewrite. They get one thing correct, and I said the same thing the day he died: his star is rising over time.

  • Howard Nelson July 15, 2017, 1:01 PM

    Fun with slavery.
    Signers of the Declaration of Independence
    and the third of the colonists who joined them in risking their lives, families, assets against the British, answered, ‘Yes’ to the question posed.
    In my comfort, I fear what my answer would be.

  • jwm July 15, 2017, 4:37 PM

    The hagfish is a good candidate for the most revolting creature in the ocean. It’s meal of choice is anything dead at the bottom. I didn’t know about the slime. I noticed that the cargo of these delicious critters was bound for Korean restaurants. They consider it a delicacy. Korean restaurants are sprouting like weeds around my corner of the Southland. All time nastiest cuisine of all time. Not even close to edible. Hagfish…


  • Nori July 15, 2017, 7:59 PM

    Batshit Insane neatly dovetails into the Church of Modern Lunacy. The ability to wear a uniform while being butt-ugly is required.

  • ghostsniper July 15, 2017, 8:31 PM

    “Those costs could reach $3.7 billion over the next ten years if the number of transsexual people in the military matches claims by transgender activists, he said.”

    If you reward something you get MORE of it.
    Here’s what’s going to happen if this comes to pass.

    A majority of the soldiers will claim they are tranny’s. Since the whole tranny thing is based on insanity and has no sense of reality in it, why not? The soldiers will then receive the benefit of being a military tranny with no downside. What soldier with a tube wouldn’t want to shower and billet with a soldier with a groove? None.

    Then, when training alerts are called at 3am no one will show up because everyone will be in the sheets, grinding.

    What’s it good for?
    Absolutely nothing! hoo-ah
    Come on babe, take a walk on the wild side…and da cudda gurlz go, doot, doot, doota-doot, doot

  • ahem July 15, 2017, 8:34 PM

    Saw this on redddit recently: “In 3 years ALL women’s athletic records will be held by mentally ill men.”

  • Nori July 15, 2017, 8:54 PM

    Title IX,meet Karma.

  • Bunny July 16, 2017, 12:53 PM

    In The Church of Modern Lunacy, Methodists may be next up for the mainline churches.
    See also what Universalist Unitarians stand for:
    Sounds a lot like the Church of Modern Lunacy.
    Check out this list of prominent UnitarianUniversalists.
    You know who else is a Unitarian Universalist? Robert Fulgham, that’s who. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, just sayin’. He’s in good company with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Neville Chamberlain. These are the diverse points of view and studies in contrast that make this blog such an interesting read!

  • Bunny July 16, 2017, 1:07 PM

    Oops, misspelled “Fulghum.”

  • Larry Geiger July 17, 2017, 7:10 AM

    How many have I seen. 0. None. Zilch.