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November 30, 2016

A Pseudonym By Any Other Name

Born on this day in 1835, Samuel Langhorne Clemens is better known as "Mark Twain", but before settling on that, wrote under other pen names such as "Josh" and "Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass".

November 25, 2016

The One Moment - OK Go

Broken Link Buzzing

While not technically a 404 page as per the label, this TVBuzer page was still cute...even if the results are basically the same.

"Busy as a bee" works when it's trying to fix a broken link, too.

(click for larger view)

HTTP Error 500 Internal server error

November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

Cranberry Trivia

Ripe cranberries bounce - hence their alternate name, "bounceberry".

Thanksgiving Personality

A little scary, this one (because it's spot-on):

Your Thanksgiving Personality is Rebel

You detest Thanksgiving. All that family drama mixed with unappetizing side dishes? No thank you!

You'll make an appearance if you absolutely have to, but you won't enjoy it. You probably don't even like pumpkin pie.

Your ideal Thanksgiving would be spent completely alone... or with the few people that you can tolerate.

You'd eat whatever you want - even in front of the TV if you felt like it. And there's a good chance you wouldn't be eating sweet potatoes with marshmallow. Gag! 


November 22, 2016

Dealey Plaza Webcam

A "bump" of this post from over a yr. ago to note the anniversary of the JFK assassination.

Another webcam I frequently visit is the Dealey Plaza Webcam in the southeast corner window of the sixth floor in the former Texas School Book Depository in Dallas. This is the view from the window from which an assassin fired the shots that killed President John F. Kennedy and severely wounded Texas Governor John Connally as the presidential motorcade drove through Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963.

Here is the Google Earth street view looking back towards the sixth floor. The white "X" on the road marks the spot (the black arrow points to it) where Kennedy was shot.  The black arrow at the top right of the building points toward the storage room where Oswald was perched and fired the shots. It is now the Sixth Floor Museum.

Another street view of the grassy knoll where many think some or all of the shots were fired.

A photo taken that day:

During the day there are almost always tourists and sightseers and I find myself holding my breath while watching someone running out to have their photo taken on the "X".  (the person in the graphic below is hard to see because I had to enlarge it, but they're right in the center of the screen shot.)  This was at around six p.m. and even though the rush hour traffic has lessened, the road was still busy and they quickly had to scamper back as so to not get run over by cars speeding around the corner.

Dealey Plaza Webcam

The Sixth Floor Museum website

November 8, 2016

What's Your Republican Name?

Your Republican Name Is: Randy Wesley
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. 

Randy Wesley? Really?

What's Your Democrat Name?

Your Democrat Name Is: Xavier Benjamin

Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. 

November 2, 2016

Mule Medicine

To cure a cold, kiss a mule.

I'd hate to think what you'd have to do for a fever.