So friggin’ cool – Moon shadow during sun eclipse on a flight

Timelapse movie of the moon shadow seen from stratosphere, in a plane flying along the umbral path of the sun eclipse of 20th March 2015.

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100 Years of Fitness in 100 Seconds

100 Years of Fitness showcases ‘keep fit’ fads and movements from the 1910s to the current day, presents 100 years of women’s fitness in 100 seconds.

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Bag of Randomness


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  • So, uh, a neighbor found his lost pet snake near our neighborhood playground.  [Photo courtesy of the best looking blonde on the block]
  • WifeGeeding decided to sell a bed and dresser and asked if I would move them downstairs the next morning, and I playfully replied that she should do it herself.  When I woke the next morning, both the bed and dresser were downstairs with no damage to the them or the house.
  • WifeGeeding’s friend shared her vacation plans the other day which consisted of a 25-page itinerary list.  I feel for her husband.
  • “Everything happens for a reason” is probably not the most sensitive thing to say to the families of the Germanwings plane crash victims.
  • Understatement – Kentucky has a pretty solid men’s basketball team this year.
  • AZ Senator: Church attendance should be mandatory
  • I’d like to think Julie Andrews hasn’t had a facelift, but I think she has.
  • The best and most concise article I could find regarding what’s so great about the new Parkland Hospital.
  • Another television how comeback – ‘Coach’ Comes Back As 13-Episode NBC Series Starring Craig T. Nelson
  • Instead of being interviewed, President Obama did the interviewing of David Simon, creator of ‘The Wire’.  That’s probably one show I need to binge watch, at least that’s what Peter Griffin tells me.
  • Female students at Delone Catholic High School in Pennsylvania need to have their prom dresses preapproved by the faculty in order to attend prom.  I have no problems with this, it’s better than getting dressed up and sent home, and besides, if you choose to go to a private school you are subject to their rules.
  • Google Sends Reporter a GIF Instead of a ‘No Comment’
  • 60,000 leaflets – U.S. drops propaganda bomb on ISIL
  • TIME – Only about 35% of smartphone users download any apps at all in an average month, says Comscore’s Mobile App Report—put another way, 65% of smartphone users don’t download a single app in any given month
  • I really enjoyed season one and I’m looking forward to season two – Watch the first clip from Halt and Catch Fire Season 2 – Season one streams on Netflix starting on April 8, that means you should watch it, George.
  • I’m Riding A $450 Motorcycle Across Vietnam
  • Today’s dose of ‘MURICA!
  • I still can’t get over what Dean Smith bequeathed in his will to ALL of his former players.  I believe the gesture cost around $36,000 total, which is a drop in the bucket for a man of his wealth, and a great way to make one last impression on his pupils.  It makes me wonder if someone like Michael Jordan will just frame the check or use it for its intended purpose.
  • This GIF of a puppy learning to jump makes me smile.  But it’s his second jump, the one with more confidence showing how much he enjoys it is the real kicker.
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Always assume the mic is on

This was in reference to stenographer Debra Bollman.

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Dean Smith’s will directed to send $200 to each player that played for him

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Bag of Randomness

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  • I’ve never seen Scarface but I think I get all the pop-culture references.
  • James Corden, the new ‘Late Late Show’ host, has got something.  I severely underestimated him.
  • ‘The Americans’ on FX sure was a downer last night.  Before eating spaghetti the word “mangia” was used, which I never heard before.
  • Former Gov Jeb Bush was in North Texas for a fundraiser complete with his presidential brother and father.  I don’t know why I never thought of it before, but having two former presidents at your events sure is helpful for fundraising.  I wonder what they were asking to have pictures taken with two former presidents?  Should he become his party’s nominee, which I think he will, I think a good VP pick would be Kay Bailey Hutchison.
  • The Houston Chronicle posted a collection of thoughts on what Ted Cruz’s campaign logo looks like.  To me, it looks like a patriotic teardrop.
  • The Wall Street Journal has a story about the use of elevators in ‘Mad Men’.
  • GIF – How to wash your bald head in space
  • I have to hand it to that former University of Oklahoma student for this public apology yesterday.  He could have just read his speech and walked off, but he actually took questions.   It was also quite noticeable the support he was given by the black community members standing behind him, often patting him on the back as he spoke.
  • Today’s dose of ‘MURICA!
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Something for you baseball fans

HOW IT WORKS: THE NCAA’S NEW FLAT-SEAMED BASEBALL
BETTER AERODYNAMICS LEADS TO MORE HOME RUNS

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For more than 100 years, the baseball has remained more or less unchanged. This spring, college players will start their season with a new design. With seams that rise to only 0.031 inches, the ball shaves 0.017 inches off the standard seam height. Flatter seams make for a smaller wake and less drag, so a strong hit will send the new ball 20 feet farther than a standard one. For players, that means more home runs. For the NCAA, it means more exciting games and, hopefully, more spectators.

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Bag of Randomness

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  • It happens to me every year.  I see a few weeds and decide I’ll just pull a few up and the next thing I know it’s been close to hour and I have a trash can full of weeds.  Weeds are like Lay’s chips, you just can’t have one.
  • A while ago I mentioned that little by little, over a long period of time, I’ve scanned all my family photos and documents.  I saved them on Dropbox because I’d rather have that stuff stored in the cloud rather than on a hard drive that could fail.  Yesterday I found a large portion of those files gone and I was freaking out.  Luckily, I stumbled upon a restore feature on Dropbox that allows you to undo deleted folders.  Whew.
  • I always thought “The Search is Over” was sung by REO Speedwagon, but yesterday I learned it is actually sung by Survivor.
  • If I’m going on a roadtrip by myself, all I need is a collection of Eighties ballads to sing along to and get lost in the moment to make the time go by.
  • I can’t believe Senator Ted Cruz would even consider signing up for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act after saying he wants to repeal “every word” of it.  There are other means to get health insurance and still be in compliance, and he and his wife certainly have the money do so.  Heck, out of principle he should avoid taking advantage of anything the law provides.
  • I recorded the PBS special ‘James Baker: The Man Who Made Washington Work’ last night and hope to watch it soon.  He may be the most important modern “behind the scenes” guy Washington ever had.
  • Benjamin L. Corey makes some very valid points – If Jesus Gave A Speech At Liberty University (Here Are Some Things I Think He’d Say)
  • Yes, Yes!, YES! – X-Files Revival Officially Ordered at Fox, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson Back for 6 New Episodes – And I love that it’s only six episodes.  Less is more.  The limited episodes keep them from screwing it up.
  • ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ sure did get off to a rough start but it’s nice to see how they were able to right the ship, and I love all the guest stars appearing on the show.  Somewhat related, Disney recently announced new races for this year’s Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend, even something called the Infinity Gauntlet Challenge.
  • A Washington State Trooper pulled over a man using a cardboard cutout of the Most Interesting Man in the World while driving in the HOV lane.
  • The Mavs are one hard to figure out.
  • Mo’ne Davis was the first female pitcher to throw a shutout in a Little League postseason, and somewhat recently a college baseball player sent an offensive tweet about her, and then he was kicked off his baseball team.  It was cool to see her take the high road and reach out to his university and ask for him to be re-instated.  Sadly, the cynic in me, thinks her PR team (a Disney movie is being made about her) orchestrated her response.
  • Afghanistan’s new president is visiting the U.S. and while at the Pentagon and at the White House he stated he wanted to thank the U.S. taxpayers and soldiers, and even laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  At first I was real appreciative of his words and actions, but then the cynic in me just thought it was smart politics on his part in hopes of keeping our soldiers around to help police things.
  • Letterman fans know that his longtime drummer is Anton Fig.  Last night, Fig’s 12-year-old son helped play the drums with his old man.  That made me smile.
  • A man got lost in Los Angeles because he thought the highway sign was poorly marked.  So the man, an artist, updated the sign, and it stayed that way for eight years with no one noticing.
  • I’ve gone four days without any sugar, and have gone out of my way to avoid anything that could have hidden sugar in it.
  • Google is creating something called ‘Pony Express’ that will allow you to pay bills via GMail, and it will also allow you to forward bills to other GMail users (roommates, spouses, etc.) to split up the full balance.
  • How the New York Times keeps tragedies ad-free
  • Since WifeGeeding only has one eye, that means she has no depth perception, so I’m the designated parent to remove splinters for the kids.
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Ted Cruz: “My music tastes changed on 9/11″

He moved from Classic Rock to Country Music.

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Interesting tool to move your written notes to the cloud

I like the upload feature, but also thought putting the notebook in the microwave for 30-seconds to delete what’s on the page was a neat little feature.

Rocketbook from RocketInnovations on Vimeo.

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Cute and Clever Gloves

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The Tom Hanks Skit I Wrote About Earlier

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