Apr 01

Funny Sign at the Sea Life Aquarium


I was at the Sea Life Aquarium and I saw this sign. The way the sign shows a finger pointing at a fish with a line through it and then the outside fish has a sad face, it looks like the sign is saying, “Don’t point at the fish. It hurts their self esteem.” Maybe it’s saying, “Don’t point finger guns at the fish.” Finger guns must make fish sad. I find that to be funny.


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Apr 01

Sea Life Aquarium Carlsbad, California

One of the attractions as part of Legoland in Carlsbad, California is the Sea Life Aquarium. Here are some of the photos I took while I was there.


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Apr 01

Photos From a Day at Legoland California

Enjoyed a nice spring day at Legoland in Carlsbad, California. Here are photos from my experience.



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Mar 29

Historical Old Photographs

Here’s some more great old historical photo‘s. The photo descriptions are below the photos.

Here is the way they parked cars in NYC during the 1930’s.

Righting the overturned hull of USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor, 19 March 1943.

A worker helping to build the Empire State Building in the 1930’s, during the Great Depression era. No safety equipment used here and very dangerous work.

In the Paluxy River, in Glen Rose, Texas, they found human and dinosaur footprints in the clay.

This is what NYC looked like in the late 1800’s. A busy place. I wonder who had the jobof picking up all the road apples from the horses?

The USS Ranger….the first Aircraft Carrier. Just look at the Bi-Planes!

A Normandy Beach landing photo they don’t show in textbooks – Brave women of the Red Cross arriving in 1944 to help the injured troops, WWII.


Library hidden in a cave, a unique repository of ancient manuscripts known as the Library Cave.  A hidden cache of 50,000 books and rolls dating from ca 500 1002 AD that were deemed heretical and hidden in the cavesince the early 11th Century.


“Second Class Saloon”  The saloon that Wyatt Earp and his wife owned in Nome, Alaska between 1887-1901.


It took big cajones to be a steel worker during this period, when they weren’t required to use any safety lines.


This crew was working on the Woolworth Bldg, NYC, in 1926.


Atlanta in the Civil War before Gen. Sherman burned the city to the ground.


New Orleans circa 1906.  “Italian headquarters, Madison Street.”  The streets were still dirt!


Actress Jane Fonda sitting on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun during her 1972 visit to the country, as a protest against the Vietnam War.  POW’s handed her pieces of paper with social security numbers on it, she gave the list to the Vietnamese, the soldiers were executed later that same day!


On July 10, 1913, Death Valley, California hits 134 °F (~56.7 °C), the highest temperature ever recorded in the United States. You remember “20 mule team Borax?”


A cool photo of the Eiffel Tower, Paris in 1928.


Baptism in the river. From “Appalachian Life” photographic study.


Child soldier – in desperation the Nazi’s used many of these children often as fodder for front line diversionary actions. These children didn’t have a chance.


This photo, taken at the end of the war shows a young boy terrified by the sounds of battle.  He even wet his pants! You can see he is being told to toughen up!


No other family in American history has suffered a wartime loss like that of Waterloo’s Sullivan family. The Sullivans gave up their five sons in a World War II tragedy that has never been forgotten. They all were serving on the same ship that was sunk.  The Navy changed its policy after that tragedy about next of kin serving on the same ship.


lleta Sullivan reads a letter from the U.S. Navy. She received two letters from F.D.R. in February of 1943. The first informed her of the death of her five sons in the line of duty, the second, sent later, requested her presence at the christening of the destroyer U.S.S. Sullivans named in their honor. Can you even start to imagine the grief this poor lady had?


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Mar 28

Ocean Beach Hippies Unite!

Only in California will you see signs to call meetings with hippies. This photo was taken at Ocean Beach in San Diego, California in front of the library.


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Mar 22

Donkey Kong is an A-hole!

Donkey Kong is an A-hole! I never knew I would have such strong feelings for a video game character, but I do. I hate him. I hate everything about him. I will show you some proof of why I think he’s an a-hole.

First off let me start by saying that only an a-hole would kidnap a princess. Then after the little plumber comes to save her, this jerk-off starts throwing barrels at him. What could be anymore of a dick thing to do than that?

This video clearly shows a prime example of Donkey Kong being a dick. For no reason what-so-ever DK, plows into metal Mario. He clearly wasn’t going for that loot.  Then he looks back with a smile on his face. If I was there, I would punch him in his stupid face!


Look at his taunting move from Super Smash Bros Brawl. Let me start with that stupid tie. Only an a-hole would wear nothing, but a tie.  Then he is so stupid he has his initials printed on it.  Is his tongue sticking out?  Who does he think he is…Michael Jordan?  He deserves to get his face punched in for impersonating one of the greatest basketball players of all time.


Look at this cute little purple dragon and there is Donkey Kong getting ready to punch him.  Clearly Donkey Kong knows there is a witness and yet he doesn’t care.  He’s still going to sucker punch Spyro.


Here is another example of Donkey Kong showing he’s got anger issues.  Yoshi is walking along and “Ka-pow” he gets punched in the face by this big, hairy, jerk.


Look at that expression on his face?  Does any part of that scream happy?  He obviously has all sorts of anger issues.  Go see a doctor already.



Why would anyone flex like that? only a person who would kiss themselves in the mirror would do that. How conceited.



I truly hate everything about Donkey Kong!


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Mar 21




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Mar 20

Inner Peace

If you can start the day without caffeine,
If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,
If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it,
If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without alcohol,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
Then You Are Probably
The Family Dog!



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Mar 17

Extremely sharp 100+ Year Old Pictures of the United States

These photos of life in the US at the beginning of the 20th century are truly a walk back in time. The first photo below looks the same today and many of you have entered it on the way to NY. The third photo shows how trolley cars were air conditioned in the summer. The clarity of these photos is truly phenomenal. (photo descriptions below each photo)

1900 – New Jersey circa. ” Bergen Tunnel, east end”

1900 – Chicago. “A walk in Lincoln Park ”

1900 – Buffalo, New York. ” Labor Day parade, Main Street ”

1900 – “U.S.S. Oregon quarterdeck”| Edward H. Hart

1900 – “U.S.S. Chicago. One of the crew”

1901 – Buffalo, New York. “Unloading ore from whaleback carrier”

1901 – “Hanging rock on the Susquehanna near Danville, Pennsylvania ”

1901 – Petoskey, Michigan. “Grand Rapids & Indiana R.R. Station”

1901 – Detroit. “Excursion steamers Tashmoo and Idlewild at wharves”

1901 – Colorado. “Station and hotel, summit of Pike’s Peak ”

1902 – Iowa “Chicago & North Western Railway — steel viaduct over Des Moines River” |William Henry Jackson

1903 – New York. “Brooklyn Terminal at Brooklyn Bridge ”

1903 – “S.S. Proteus. High water at New Orleans levee”

1903 – “Unloading bananas at New Orleans, Louisiana

1904 – The Jersey Shore. “Steeplechase Pier and bathers, Atlantic City”

1904 – “Michigan Central Railroad. Oiling up before the start”

1904 – New York. “The Ponies, Coney Island ”

1905 – St. Clair, Michigan. “Launch of steamer Frank J. Hecker”

1905 – St. Augustine, Florida. “They were on their honeymoon”

1905 – Coney Island, New York. “Surf bathing”

1905 – The New Jersey shore. ” Boardwalk and beach, Asbury Park ”

1905 – Cleveland, Ohio. ” Cuyahoga River from the Viaduct”

1905 – Buffalo, New York. “Jack-Knife Bridge, City Ship Canal, foot of Michigan Street”

1905 – The Detroit River. “Transfer steamer Detroit in the ice”

1905 – Houghton, Michigan. “Loading copper on steamer Juniata”

1905 – Buffalo, New York. “Looking up Main Street. Steamer North Land at Long Wharf”

1905 – “A winter morning

1905 – Knoxville, Tennessee. ” Gay Street looking north from Clinch Avenue”

1905 – Hot Springs, Arkansas. “Roadway through the pines”

1905 – Chicago. “The bridge, Lincoln Park ”

1906 – ” Mississippi River Landing”

1906 – Birmingham, Alabama. “Second Avenue looking east”

1906 – Gulfport, Mississippi. “Steamer loading resin”

1906 – Wequetonsing, Michigan. “The birches and the bay”

1906 – Circa. “Banana docks, New York”

1906 – “Railroad station, Magnolia, Massachusetts”

1907 – Detroit. “Band concert on Grand Canal, Belle Isle Park ”

1907 – “The Brooklyn Bridge Promenade and Manhattan Terminal”

1907 – Chicago, Illinois. ” Jackknife Bridge, Chicago River” | Hans Behm

1907 – Chicago , Illinois. ” Jackknife Bridge, Chicago River” | Hans Behm

1908 – New York . “Times Square ” The old New York Times building, now encased in billboards, Hotel Astor and various theaters seen from Broadway.

1908 – Detroit . “Waders at Belle Isle Park ”

1908 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ” Nixon Theatre, Sixth Avenue & Cherry Alley”

1908 – “Suburban station, Petoskey, Michigan”

1908 – New York. “Pompeian Room — Hotel Seneca


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Mar 13

Clash of Clans – Join Our Clan

Come join our clan named “The Ku machan” in the game the Clash of Clans. Our clan rules are basic. We want everybody to participate to make each other better and improve the clan. You may notice in the our clan name that it isn’t The Kumachan that is because the game must thing Kumachan is a swear word in some other language. We had to put a space in the name. Hope to see you there.


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