Teh Squeaky Wheel
A fitting thread image; thank you, Mac.
May we always be worthy of prevailing over our enemies…and do so.
Well put, Fatwa.
My father had a run in with security at the memorial when he visited it maybe 30 years ago. He was never too forthcoming about the whole thing, but he apparently strongly objected to Japanese tourists laughing as they took numerous pictures.
A reflective Caturday, Gerbil Nation.
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!
15 years ago we visited the USS Arizona memorial with Teh Older’s Scout Troop, as guests of the US Navy. We toured Ford Island in a launch and were able to see the other memorials that are not open to the public.
JtB posted this on Facebook. It brought to mind our beloved Plague Fairy playing with microwave ovens to make ball lightning or something. And people were worried about HARP.
Morning, Mac! Harper and a guy at school once made nitroglycerin in his bathtub, and had to call his big brother (a fireman) when they realized they didn’t know how to dispose of it. She was always doing crazy stuff like this, but since she had the face and voice of an angel, no one ever suspected her.
When I was a kid my father built a counter full length along my wall for a desk and chemistry lab. I worked three or four yard jobs on weekends and spent my money at the hobby shop on lab equipment, reagents, and books. It was rather infamous in the family lore but we only cleared the house three times. If they knew some of the things I made it would have been shut down fast. I had moved on to subatomic physics by high school but I had learned enough to get me all A’s in high school chemistry. I never mixed nitroglycerine but I made the components I could not buy just to see if I could. I did enough damage playing with home made black powder and hydrogen/oxygen mixes.
Nitroglycerin is easy enough to synthesize -- assuming you can control the exothermic reaction and not blow yourself up in the process.
I didn’t do that kind of stuff, although I loved mixing random chemicals together. I think I was more like an Alchemist as a kid. I’m very lucky I never got dangerous combination.
What I would most love to see a picture of was the footprints across the ceiling.
Managed to get up slightly before noon this morning. Still sick but definitely not been a bad one.
it’s almost 2020 and Skyrim is still the best game ever.