Monday, March 23, 2015


Each year on March 23, the World Meteorological Organization, along with its 191 members--including NWS--and the worldwide meteorological community, celebrates World Meteorological Day, commemorating the formation of the WMO. This year's theme is "Climate knowledge for climate action" highlighting both recent advances in climate science and the need for decisive measures to limit climate change.

Friday, March 06, 2015


Spanish Flu Pandemic Begins: March 1918

Spanish Flu
In early March 1918, soldiers with the flu began reporting to the infirmary at Camp Funston, an army training camp in Kansas. Within three weeks, 1,100 men at that camp had also come down with the flu. It was the start of a pandemic that would kill as many as 100 million people worldwide.
Though commonly called the Spanish flu (because of a highly publicized outbreak in Spain), it likely began in Haskell, Kansas, where it spread to Camp Funston and from there to the rest of the world. Wartime conditions, like troop movements and overcrowded cantonments, accelerated and aggravated the spread of the virus, which proved to be much deadlier than the normal flu, in part because of a particularly tough strain of pneumonia that often accompanied it.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015


 From an astronaut on the ISS
Been seen circulating in Canada

(Rest in peace Leonard: 1931 - 2015)

Monday, March 02, 2015

BEER #1251

 Two Henrys Blueberry Vanilla Wheat; brewed just down the road in Plant city as an adjunct to a winery known for their blueberry wine. So when the owner’s son decided to join the micro-brew trend, what could be more obvious than a blueberry beer?
 And I’ve had a few blueberry beers (Sea Dog comes to mind, and Wild Blue (which is apparently an A-B product). But the other night at O’Toole’s Irish Pub in Brandon FL, I
found this beer as a write-in on it’s (not shabby) draft beer list. It was so good, I ended up drinking three! Let me tell you, it went really well with the Steak & Mushroom Pie.
 It has a nice blueberry favor, but not overwhelming as to cover up the beer taste, and an undercurrent of the vanilla, which made it real interesting. Here’s hoping Two Henrys bottles this one, and sends it over to Lakeland Beer Revolution, my favorite beer store (and it’s 6 taps of ever changing microbrews).

Monday, February 23, 2015


After the North American Beer Festival, all the brewery presidents decided to go out for a beer. The guy from Corona sits down and says, 'Hey Senor, I would like the world's best beer, a Corona .' The bartender dusts off a bottle from the shelf and gives it to him.

The guy from Budweiser says, 'I'd like the best beer in the world, give me 'The King Of Beers', a Budweiser.' The bartender gives him one..

The guy from Coors says, 'I'd like the only beer made with Rocky Mountain spring water, give me a Coors.' He gets it. bee

The guy from Molson Canadian sits down and says, 'Give me a Coke.' The bartender is a little taken aback, but gives him what he ordered.
The other brewery presidents look over at him and ask, 'Why aren't you drinking a Molson's?'

The Molson Canadian president replies, 'Well, I figured if you guys aren't drinking beer, neither would I.'

Sunday, February 22, 2015


by Daniel Estulin:
‘As Jim Tucker once told me, “God may have created the universe, but as far as planet earth is concerned, the message to God from the Bildenberg Group is simply this:
 Thanks, but we’ll take it from here.”’

Saturday, February 21, 2015


Pierre Celis, who revived witbier with his Hoegaarden (later sold to what is now AB-Inbev); in 1992 at the age of 67, founded a new microbrewery in Austin TX. (At a Brickskeller tasting, Celis, who spoke English haltingly, remarked that he chose Texas because its inhabitants speak with a slow drawl, making them easier to understand.)

Friday, February 13, 2015


One for you and one to give Danny Trejo?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


Saw them do this live in '72; really cool with the strobe lights. (then my buddy Larry got beat up.)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


Galaxy cluster SDSS J1038+4849

I, however, see a creepy face in outer space...