Tuesday, February 27, 2018


Funniest remark of the year...so far:

"I really believe I'd run in there even if I didn't have a weapon" - Donald Duck Drumpf

Uh huh. Instilling fear into bad guy shooters everywhere.

Friday, February 16, 2018

So Shut Your Sorry Pie Hole, Scumbag...and Fun With Guns person!

"I am not a good American...I prefer to form my own opinions" - George Carlin

Two perfect responses to our the their Fraud-in-Chief and a gun defender:


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

It's difficult not to...

post political subject matter, these days.

And now he wants a military parade...to stroke his...?

Sunday, January 28, 2018

As to horse's asses...

Non-political post...sans any mention of a certain pissant of a president.

I read this on Facebook. It was taken from something called, Aviation Humor. Is it fact or factoid? I don't know, but I enjoyed reading it. What do you think?

The US standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That's an exceedingly odd number.

Why was that gauge used?

Because that's the way they built them in England, and English engineers designed the first US railroads.

Why did the English build them like that?

Because the first rail lines were built by the same people who built the wagon tramways, and that's the gauge they used.

Why did 'they' use that gauge then?

Because the people who built the tramways used the same jigs and tools that they had used for building wagons, which used that same wheel spacing.

Why did the wagons have that particular odd wheel spacing?

Well, if they tried to use any other spacing, the wagon wheels would break more often on some of the old, long distance roads in England . You see, that's the spacing of the wheel ruts.

Who built those old rutted roads?

Imperial Rome built the first long distance roads in Europe (including England ) for their legions. Those roads have been used ever since.

And what about the ruts in the roads?

Roman war chariots formed the initial ruts, which everyone else had to match or run the risk of destroying their wagon wheels. Since the chariots were made for Imperial Rome , they were all alike in the matter of wheel spacing. Therefore the United States standard railroad gauge of 4 feet, 8.5 inches is derived from the original specifications for an Imperial Roman war chariot.

So the next time you are handed a specification/procedure/process and wonder, 'What horse's ass came up with this?', you may be exactly right. Imperial Roman army chariots were made just wide enough to accommodate the rear ends of two war horses.

More horse's ass influence:

When you see a Space Shuttle sitting on its launch pad, there are two big booster rockets attached to the sides of the main fuel tank. These are solid rocket boosters, or SRBs. The SRBs are made by Thiokol at their factory in Utah . The engineers who designed the SRBs would have preferred to make them a bit fatter, but the SRBs had to be shipped by train from the factory to the launch site. The railroad line from the factory happens to run through a tunnel in the mountains, and the SRBs had to fit through that tunnel. The tunnel is slightly wider than the railroad track, and the railroad track, as you now know, is about as wide as two horses' behinds.

So, a major Space Shuttle design feature, of what is arguably the world's most advanced transportation system, was determined over two thousand years ago by the width of a horse's ass. And you thought being a horse's ass wasn't important? Ancient horse's asses controlled almost everything. The tradition continues to this day.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

A good example of...

"I am not a good American...I prefer to form my own opinions" - George Carlin

...why there are no longer young men and women knocking on your door selling encyclopedias to help pay their way through college.

Google feature of the day, 1/13/2018:

We don't need no stinkin' encyclopedias.