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September 7, 2018

While we await Caesar Salad Oreos...

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Flautist, commenting on yesterday's Wasabi Oreos post, wrote,

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"I await Caesar salad Oreos."

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In the meantime, try these variations on a theme.

Kraft Dinner

Tasty!

Avocado Toast

They're what's for breakfast!*

Cheeseburger

*Just make sure there's a bathroom within sprinting distance

September 7, 2018 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)

Saved by the bell (catapult rock version)

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Once upon a time during the 13th century, the Gotland (now Sweden) town of Visby, mostly merchants and craftspeople, decided to tax those country folk, mostly farmers and fisherman, who lived outside the city walls.

A civil war broke out, culminating in the intervention of Swedish King Magnus III.

A single remnant of that war remains: a large stone, launched by peasants from a mangonel, wedged into the one of the wall's Sankt Göransporten (Saint George Gate) arrow slits (above and below).

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Imagine yourself watching transfixed from within, holding your bow, as that stone made its way up and toward you.

Like I said: "Saved by the bell."

One inch smaller and the future would have been very different, at least for one person.

The stone remains, in the firing window on the fourth floor of the medieval wall's tower.

[via Atlas Obscura

September 7, 2018 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

End of Days Dept.: waterBob — Emergency Bathtub Drinking Water Reservoir

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From websites:

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When a natural disaster or other emergency strikes, be prepared to have plenty of fresh drinking water on hand with the waterBob Emergency Drinking Water Storage system.

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Rather than temporarily filling up an open bathtub with water that could easily get contaminated or leak down the drain, just lay this innovative heavy-duty food grade FDA-approved plastic bladder out in any standard bathtub, attach the fill sock to the faucet, and fill to capacity.

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In about 20 minutes you'll have 100 gallons of clean, safe water for drinking, cooking, washing, and flushing that stays fresh for up to 4 weeks.

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Includes a handy siphon pump for easily dispensing water into jugs, pitchers, or pans."

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It's definitely a great peace-of-mind solution to have on hand, especially in areas prone to hurricanes, and a cheaper alternative to last-minute panic runs to buy expensive bottled water. 

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Not sure?

Watch the video, that oughta convince you one way or another.

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$34.95 (bathtub and water not included).

September 7, 2018 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

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