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January 30, 2020

The UAPs just keep on coming

After featuring the November 14, 2004 Nimitz incident, which occurred over the Pacific Ocean off the coast of southern California, I thought I was done with the subject of UFOs and UAPs (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, the new official term for mysteries of this ilk), but then I happened on the videos above and below: "Gimbal" and "Go Fast".

The date and location of "Gimbal" have been withheld by the Defense Department; "Go Fast" shows footage captured in 2015 off the east coast of the U.S. by a Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet using the Raytheon AN/ASQ-228 Advanced Targeting Forward-Looking Infrared (ATFLIR) pod.

Detailed back story here.

I remember reading somewhere that when Bill Clinton became president in 1993, the first thing he asked for was the Top Secret files on UFOs.

The CIA and Defense Department slow-walked his request and never did end up turning them over.

Make of that what you will.

January 30, 2020 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Girl in a Red Dress, Seated by a Swimming Pool — Sir John Lavery

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Oil on board, 1936.

January 30, 2020 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Helpful Hints from joeeze: How to fold a fitted sheet — in 30 seconds

I watched a bunch of YouTube tutorials on this subject and found this one to be the easiest to follow and replicate at home.

You can too!

YouTube caption: 

Fitted sheets are the hardest sheet to fold.

Their elastic band somehow throws off our perfectly smoothed lines and sharp corners.

But before you give up and just roll your fitted sheet into a ball and tuck it into the back of your closet, check out our quick video on how to get that neat, flawlessly folded look fast.

We've broken it down to six easy-to-follow steps — soon, you won't be able to tell your fitted from your flat sheets!

January 30, 2020 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

The origin of "Shazam!"

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From Wikipedia:

Arguably coined by Bill Parker in 1940.

He is best known for creating Fawcett Comics' most popular character, Captain Marvel, in 1940, along with artist C.C. Beck.

Captain Marvel, also known as Shazam, is a fictional comic book superhero.

Captain Marvel is the alter ego of Billy Batson, a youth who works as a radio news reporter and was chosen to be a champion of good by the wizard Shazam.

Whenever Billy speaks the wizard's name — "Shazam!" — he is struck by a magic lightning bolt that transforms him into an adult superhero empowered with the abilities of six archetypal, historical figures."

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Pictured up top, Captain Marvel painted by Alex Ross.

January 30, 2020 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Tomato/Kiwi/Peach/Apricot/Mango Peeler

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Can your peeler do that?

Didn't think so.

From the website:

Extra-sharp Rösle double blade — 62 serrated points — separates the thinnest skin from the softest fruit.

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Also works with other fruits and vegetable such as pears, apples, carrots, peppers, asparagus, et al.

Sharpened point at tip is useful for removing tomato stalks or blemishes.

Included guard protects blade during storage.

Stainless steel and dishwasher-safe.

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$22.62 (tomato and kiwi not included).

January 30, 2020 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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