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Last week Rita and I managed to sneak off to a favorite coffee shop/bistro the Cafe Muse.  In the duration, I’m afraid her condition has worsened to the point that it’s unlikely we’ll be making any trips outside the house for coffee again.

I have truly been blessed to have spent the last twenty five years with Rita, and I shall cherish every minute we have left together.

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The Last Muse Last week Rita and I managed to sneak off to a favorite coffee shop/bistro the Cafe Muse…
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Samsung Attack Ad Screencap

Fresh on the heals of Samsung’s latest round of advertisements mocking Apple, they’ve gone and released a whole set of creatively vulgar remixes of the Apple Logo itself for use on the home screens of their well-received Galaxy Gear smart watches.

Boxed Sets Available

Personally I think they’re kinda harsh, but given the gazillions of dollars potentially at stake in the smart watch niche, I’ll cut Samsung some slack.  Besides, unlike the commercials they just released, these are actually quite funny.  Three branded logos, Disney, Miley Cyrus and Mel Gibson iterations, as well as the “About To Get Real” battle graphic.

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Samsung’s Latest Apple Attack Fresh on the heals of Samsung’s latest round of advertisements mocking Apple, they’ve gone and released a whole set of creatively vulgar remixes of the Apple Logo itself for use on the home screens of their well-received…
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Porn and Potato Chips

Bowl of Potato Chips

It started out innocently enough.  I just asked myself “I wonder who invented the modern potato chip” and here’s what happened next:

A Kettle Cooked Porn and Potato Chip History Lesson

Potato Chip Bra

 It occurred to me that there’s almost nothing more popular in late 20th century Americana than porn and potato chips.  In case you hadn’t heard, an independent study just confirmed that “porn and potato chips”…

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Stuff I Learnt – Duck Dynasty

Things I Learnt

“Stuff I Learnt” is a new series premiering today.  It will focus on an eclectic mix of things I have learned about since leaving Mississippi five odd years ago.

Hates Ducks and Dudes Who Like Dick

Duck Dynasty Misses The MarkGuy with the longest beard has the smallest penis

The A&E cable show known as Duck Dynasty had about eight million viewers at the time one of the errant fugly duckers went into full out Jeebus-lovin’ 

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Show Us Your Papers!!

US Passport
Everything Old is New Again!
Show Us Your Papers!

Germany 1942

Arizona's New Jackboots

Arizona, 2014

Papers With Power

Birth Certificate and Passport for an American born abroad

Your birth certificate and passport are the most important documents there are to account for your citizenship. These are “the papers” you show the jackboots. There is no higher standard of proof.

Thanks to the lunatic fringe (entire Republican party) we all got a front row seat to the power of an American birth…

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Tim’s Tiny Home Project Notes 4

Solar Cell Closeup
Gambling on Solar Solar Gambles

Minimum and Maximum Wagers

Maximum:  Based on real world experience with a modern high-output 10 watt LED lightbulb, Tim’s Tiny Home’s total energy budget for LED lighting is being set at 100 watts energy draw per hour.   That seems weighted far enough into the “overkill zone” to cover even my mostfanciful ambiance illumination ruminations. Running all 100 watts of LED lighting…

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Tim’s Tiny Home Project Notes 3

The Future of Lighting

This is a continuing series.  Part two is here.

Tiny Home Infrastructure and Systems Lighting

The Future of Lighting

I’ve always been a huge fan of mood and indirect ambient lighting so I’d like to try and incorporate as much indirect and ambient lighting as I can in Tim’s Tiny Home. It would be really sweet to integrated the lighting directly into the building design whenever possible. Workspaces will make use…

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Tim’s Tiny Home Project Notes 2

Stylized Tiny Home of Wheels

This is the second part of a continuing series.  Part one here.

Construction Issues Stylized Tiny Home of Wheels

Many of the current tiny homes are built on trailers to avoid odious issues with building codes as well as to aid in their being more easily transported and relocated. While understandable, this imposes some serious limitations on the weight, size and height of the overall structure, as well as the type of…

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Tim’s Tiny Home Project Notes

"Starter" Tiny Home

tiny home on the lake

I’ve been bitten by the tiny Euro lifestyle here in Germany.  Having the first hand view of German’s commitment to environmental protection while maintaining industrial level Chinese production capacity is a once in a lifetime experience. If you’re buying a German produced good today there’s a huge likelihood that a significant part of the energy required to build it came from the wind or the…

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Noah and the Dinosaurs Part Two

Part One here.

The Sacred Papyrus

Carefully preserved among the sacred archives of this curious community is a MSS. copy of the ancient Jewish law, which is said to be the oldest document on earth. It is written on vellum, and is some four or five thousand years old. Nothing but bucksheesh can purchase a sight. Its fame is somewhat dimmed in these latter days, because of the doubts so many authors of Palestine…

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