Saturday, January 11, 2014

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With the late Chet Atkins and Mark Knopfler
"Why Worry"


Pictures to make you smile


Urban Dance Camp


Those Funny Animals


Hey Jude


some Healthy Facts

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”Pass me some of that white meat,” bellowed the king.
The man to his left passed the plate of thinly-sliced meat without comment.
 The king grunted and helped himself to six of the largest slices, 
heaping them on top of his already well-stocked plate.
The tribesmen drooled in silence as he stuffed the exquisitely-roasted meat
 into his chubby cheeks, gave it a few obligatory chews to blend it a bit, 
and washed the entire lump down with a generous swig of beer.
The tribesmen regarded this as something of a mixed blessing. 
As soon as their portly boss was finished, it would be their turn.
 But if the meal was extremely tasty, as this one appeared to be,
 he just might down the works. 
He had been known to do this on more than one occasion,
 which wasn’t all that hard to understand since 
His Highness weighed in at a liege-erly seven-o-nine.
If their leader’s appetite was a little off,
 or if he was feeling particularly kind, 
he would leave just enough for his starving hunters.
 Last, and indeed least, the women and children would get their turn.
 Except for the king, they were a very skinny tribe.
They all hoped the king wasn’t too hungry, but that was unlikely, 
especially in light of what was on the menu. 
It wasn’t too often that one of these delicacies happened by.
 The king had been very pleased indeed.
The group was seated around a long, narrow table
 with the king at one end and the tribesmen with their empty plates down both sides.
 They respectfully watched their leader as he continued to shove food
 into the cave that doubled for a mouth.
Alarmingly, the platter of succulent meat was getting smaller and smaller.
 Worse still, he wasn’t eating his vegetables
, no doubt so he could have more room for the tender rump laid out before him.
 The natives were beginning to get a little restless.
“Hmmm,” whispered the cannibal who had felled the missionary
 with his poison-tipped dart, 
“looks like there’s not going to be much left for us.”
His neighbour nodded in resignation.
“Of course, we should have known,” he continued.
 “Every time we come back with one of these religious types
 the king adds a few inches to his waist line. 
He must be up to about 5.1 on the Richter Scale.” 
The king found it very hard to sneak around.
His neighbour grunted in agreement.
 “He certainly has a liking for these ‘men of God’ as they call themselves.
 Must be something about that delicate skin.” 
He pondered their predicament a moment longer.
”You know, I really think it’s time we followed the lead 
of the Oowoongooloonies down river 
and refused to hunt until the king gives us more consideration.
 After all, if it weren’t for us, he’d starve to death.
 The least he could do is implement some kind of prophet-sharing plan.”

stolen from Archies Archives


Snow and the Cold

[for my Northern Friends]

is it cold?

Even before the polar vortex put large swathes of the US into a deep freeze,
 subzero temperatures in Canada were causing frost quakes
A few nights ago, residents around Ontario woke up to mysterious booms
—like an explosion or falling tree.
 Turns it was just the cold.
Like a glass jar of water in the freezer,
 the ground can crack as liquid water expands while freezing into ice. 
Frost quakes, or cryoseisms, require a sharp temperature drop: 
It must be warm enough for water to first saturate the ground
 and then suddenly cold enough for a quick freeze.
 The explosions are so loud because frost quakes happen so close to the surface.
 And as disruptive as they sound, 
they're unlikely to be dangerous.


Niagara Falls Has Frozen Over 
Due to Lowest Recorded Temperatures




Fight on Manitoba



Akutaq is a common food in Alaska,
 consisting of whipped fat mixed with berries,
 with optional additions such as fish and sugar.
 There are many variations of Akutaq, 
but most are based around mixing berries, meat, leaves,
 or roots with animal oil or fat. 
Cranberries, salmonberries, crowberries, cloudberries,
 and blueberries are common fruits. 
Salmon and caribou are common meats.
 Reindeer tallow, moose tallow, walrus tallow,
 caribou tallow, or seal oil can be used.
 "Mouse akutak" is made from roots 
found in mouse holes.


Saturday Jan 11  is 44c here in Perth


How Many Light Bulbs



Blonde Oil Change




Playing for Change


Phun Phacts


The Tu Tu project


Odds and Ends

Protest at Cottesloe Beach in Perth
 against Government Shark Culling


Blast from the Past


This weeks Signs


The Most Beautiful things


Phils Philosophy

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1 comment:

Sandee said...

Some great stuff again this week Phil. It takes me about an hour each week to view/read everything.

Have a fabulous day. ☺