Temple Art in Thailand


Here is some art that was in a Thai temple. I really like the depiction of the characters.

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Thailand Buddha


Here are some different photos of Buddha statues in Thailand. What is real interesting is the differences between the buddha in Japan and the Buddha in Thailand.

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Bellows Air Force Station


Bellows Air Force Station is one of my favorite beaches on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. If you want to go body boarding or just spend the day at the beach, this is a nice perfect sandy beach to do so.

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Destroyed Bayji Bridges in Iraq


Arial view from an attack helicopter of the destroyed Bayji bridges in Iraq.

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Bazaar in Iraq


Here are some photos of a bazaar in Iraq. It shows some of the stuff that was being bartered.

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Arial View of Baghdad, Iraq


Here are a couple arial view photos of Baghdad and one of a palace in Iraq.

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Sights Around Enoshima


I had a very pleasant time walking around Enoshima and taking all the sights, views, and food that there was. The small island gives you some really nice panoramic views, as well as, having the opportunity to take in the local Japanese culture.

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Clash Royale Victory Over Donald Trump


Look who I just beat in Clash Royale. Looks like Donald Trump needs to practice a bit more to get up to my level.

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Water Dragon


Walking around at Enoshima, Japan I came across this dragon water spout. I’ve never seen anything like this before and thought it was pretty darn cool.

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Arachnophobia in Japan


While walking around Kamakura I saw these spiders and thought they looked pretty cool. I hope if you’re going to visit Japan you don’t have arachnophobia, otherwise that could be problematic.

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Kamakura Station Manhole Cover


Japan isn’t just a country with millions upon millions of people. There is a lot of art and beauty everywhere you look. It is cool to see the smallest details of art such as this manhole cover near the Kamakura Station.

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Shrine in Japan


Some of the great beauties in Japan are the shrines and temples. Here is a shrine seen at Enoshima, Japan. I like the way you go through the doorway up the path to the shrine or temple. This is kind of gives the effect of walking on the path to enlightenment.

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Equipment Graveyard in Afghanistan


Can you guess what kind of equipment this is?

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Nancy Pelosi at the State of the Union Address


What was it that was stuck in Nancy Pelosi’s teeth during the State of the Union address? Was it a piece of chicken? Maybe a piece of spinach? Maybe she’s practicing tying a cheery stem with her tongue? Perhaps a piece of popcorn? Whatever it was she spent a great deal of time during the 1 hour and 20 minute speech messing with whatever was in her mouth. She must have been in a weakened state because of the experience. She spent so much energy messing with whatever was in her mouth that she had no energy left to applaud for any of the remarks that Donald J. Trump made during his speech. She was in such a weakened state that she couldn’t even scrounge up enough energy to rise to her feet. I certainly hope she has sought out professional help with whatever it was in her mouth because every time the camera pointed at her and she was making faces, it was about the equivalent as watching a dog lick it’s ass.

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National Space Development Agency of Japan Communications and Broadcasting Engineering Test Satellite

Click here to download the full NASDA Communications and Broadcasting Engineering Test Satellite text

This is a pamphlet I picked up at the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) museum when I was in Okinawa, Japan. This pamphlet is about the Communications and Broadcasting Engineering Test Satellite (COMET) satellite.

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National Space Development Agency of Japan H-IIA Launch Vehicle

Click here to download PDF file of the NASDA H-IIA Launch Vehicle

So this is actually really cool. Around 1999 or 2000 I was in Okinawa, Japan and between Okinawa City and Nago there is a National Space Development Agency of Japan site that has some huge antenna dishes. I stopped to check them out and there is a small museum that has some information pamphlets like this one. The site tracks 13 weather satellites that are in orbit. I picked up this pamphlet and kept it all these years, but I didn’t realize I had it until I was cleaning out a box in the garage and I found the pamphlet still in great condition after all this time. The last I heard this agency is no longer called NASDA and now they have changed their name to Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), but the experience was very cool and it is awesome that I found this information after 19 years.

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Incontinent Hotline

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Glory Years From Healthy Living

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Spend Quality Time Together

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Increased Social Security Benefits for Vets

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Difference Between Armies

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Cherish Being a Senior Airman

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Zoo Med


I received a sticker in the mail for Zoo Med. The funny thing is that I’ve never bought anything from these guys and I don’t ever remember requesting a sticker. If you have a pet or a reptile hopefully this can help you.

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Name Not Instruction

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Save Paper

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Quantitative Easing Program


Still think Barrack Obama was a decent President?

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Bank Calendar


You know you are getting old when your bank sends you their calendar one month at a time.

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Washington D.C. Ticket Agent


Please say some stupid things and a Washington D.C. Ticket Agent shares some of the things they have heard.

1. I had a New Hampshire Congresswoman (Carol Shea-Porter) ask for an aisle seat so that her hair wouldn’t get messed up by being near the window. (On an airplane!)

2. I got a call from a Kansas Congressman’s (Moore) staffer (Howard Bauleke), who wanted to go to Capetown. I started to explain the length of the flight and the passport information, and then he interrupted me with, ”I’m not trying to make you look stupid, but Capetown is in Massachusetts ….”

Without trying to make him look stupid, I calmly explained, ”Cape Cod is in Massachusetts , Capetown is in Africa ”
his response — click.

3. A senior Vermont Congressman (Bernie Sanders) called, furious about a Florida package we did. I asked what was wrong with the vacation in Orlando . He said he was expecting an ocean-view room. I tried to explain that’s not possible, since Orlando is in the middle of the state.
He replied, ‘don’t lie to me, I looked on the map and Florida is a very thin state!” (OMG)

4. I got a call from a lawmaker’s wife (Landra Reid) who asked, ”Is it possible to see England from Canada ?”
I said, ”No.”
She said, ”But they look so close on the map.” (OMG, again!)

5. An aide for a cabinet member (Janet Napolitano) once called and asked if he could rent a car in Dallas . I pulled up the reservation and noticed he had only a 1-hour layover in Dallas . When I asked him why he wanted to rent a car, he said, ”I heard Dallas was a big airport, and we will need a car to drive between gates to save time.” (Aghhhh)

6. An Illinois Congresswoman (Jan Schakowsky) called last week. She needed to know how it was possible that her flight from Detroit left at 8:30 a.m., and got to Chicago at 8:33 a.m.

I explained that Michigan was an hour ahead of Illinois , but she couldn’t understand the concept of time zones. Finally, I told her the plane went fast, and she bought that.

7. A New York lawmaker, (Jerrold Nadler) called and asked, ”Do airlines put your physical description on your bag so they know whose luggage belongs to whom?” I said, ‘No, why do you ask?’
He replied, ”Well, when I checked in with the airline, they put a tag on my luggage that said (FAT), and I’m overweight. I think that’s very rude!”
After putting him on hold for a minute, while I looked into it. (I was dying laughing). I came back and explained the city code for Fresno , Ca. is (FAT – Fresno Air Terminal), and the airline was just putting a destination tag on his luggage.

8. A Senator John Kerry aide (Lindsay Ross) called to inquire about a trip package to Hawaii . After going over all the cost info, she asked, ”Would it be cheaper to fly to California and then take the train to Hawaii ?”

9. I just got off the phone with a freshman Congressman, Bobby Bright from Ala who asked, ”How do I know which plane to get on?”
I asked him what exactly he meant, to which he replied, ”I was told my flight number is 823, but none of these planes have that number on them.”

10. Senator Dianne Feinstein called and said, ”I need to fly to Pepsi-Cola , Florida . Do I have to get on one of those little computer planes?”
I asked if she meant fly to Pensacola , FL on a commuter plane.
She said, ”Yeah, whatever, smarty!”

11. Mary Landrieu , La. Senator called and had a question about the documents she needed in order to fly to China . After a lengthy discussion about passports, I reminded her that she needed a visa. ‘Oh, no I don’t. I’ve been to China many times and never had to have one of those.”
I double checked and sure enough, her stay required a visa. When I told her this she said, ”Look, I’ve been to China four times and every time they have accepted my American Express!”

12. A New Jersey Congressman (John Adler) called to make reservations, ”I want to go from Chicago to Rhino, New York .”
I was at a loss for words. Finally, I said, ”Are you sure that’s the name of the town?”
‘Yes, what flights do you have?” replied the man.
After some searching, I came back with, ”I’m sorry, sir, I’ve looked up every airport code in the country and can’t find a rhino anywhere.”
”The man retorted, ”Oh, don’t be silly! Everyone knows where it is. Check your map!”
So I scoured a map of the state of New York and finally offered, ”You don’t mean Buffalo , do you?”
The reply? ”Whatever! I knew it was a big animal.”

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Public Appearance

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Memory Gets Any Worse

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Forgotten Hotel Room

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Don’t Forget Your Password

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Which is Blonde?


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Rickshaws in Japan


In Japan you may see rickshaws pulling people around as a means of transportation. They look like a fun way to see the area.

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Elephants in Thailand


You can find elephants all over in Thailand.

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Thailand Tuk Tuk


In Thailand they have these three wheeled covered vehicles called “tuk tuks.” Riding in one of these vehicles can be quite an experience and give you a different perspective. Despite their small size you can fit 3 people comfortably or 8 people if you are trying to turn it into a clown car. I once made the mistake of telling the tuk tuk driver that I wanted to get somewhere fast and it was by far the ride of my life. He ran red lights, drove on the sidewalk, drove against traffic and quite honestly had me fearful for my life. Needless to say I never made that mistake again.

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My Favorite Excuses


Hillary Clinton’s version of what happened in musical format.

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Pabst Blue Ribbon Sign Las Vegas


While walking down the Las Vegas strip trying to navigate my way through the crowd I saw this sign that says, “Drink up, you’re half the man my mother was.” Now that is funny.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2017


Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Trump Treasure


People are flipping out to find the original “must see” Trump Treasure. Maybe his real treasure was the tax cut plan that Donald J. Trump just signed into law. What other treasures does he have in store?

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The Mirage Las Vegas


Walked down the Las Vegas strip to the Mirage hotel and casino.

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Bellagio Hotel and Casino Las Vegas


Walking down the Las Vegas strip I saw the Bellagio hotel and casino. This was one of the hotels that was robbed in the movie “Ocean’s 11.” I even stayed around and watched one of the water fountain shows.

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Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas


Does the real Caesar live here?

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Bally’s Casino Las Vegas


The last time I was in Las Vegas I went by Ballys Casino to see if I could see the Incredible Burt Wonderstone, but unfortunately he wasn’t there.

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California Countryside


Some people say that California is a beautiful state. Apparently they haven’t been anywhere else. Southern California is dry desert that has been sun baked. If you think desert is beautiful, then this is the right place for you. Things don’t really start getting green until you are near San Francisco heading north. If you see green anywhere else it is because it has been watered, most likely with sewage water.

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Headstand on the Beach


California is full of interesting people. Here is one instance of a person who was walking down the beach and then for no apparent reason stopped and started doing a headstand. He stayed in that position for at least 15 minutes. Then he took a paddle board out into the ocean and started doing a headstand on the paddle board. Maybe this is some new kind of fitness program.

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Southern California Style


When it comes to Southern California there is a certain style about the cars most likely due to a large hispanic population. You can find anything from Chevy Imapala’s that are tricked out to cars like this Monte Carlo that has hydraulics and a pretty smooth paint job.

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Women’s Empowerment


I went hiking in Los Angeles and Adidas was sponsoring a women’s empowerment event.  I don’t know much about women’s empowerment, but from what I could see the majority of women were wearing yoga pants and they kept getting in lines after they made their Adidas purchase at these different stations.  The different stations would have different messages and have women do different things to try to gain a different perspective on life.  It kind of looked like a bunch of self esteem and make you feel good type of stuff, but more importantly it looked like a different way to sell shoes and make women feel good about themselves. I guess if that’s how you have to sell shoes, good on you for finding a different way, but I’m curious as to if they host men’s empowerment events like this. If they don’t that seems kind of sexist and that they are preying on a woman just so they can sell products.

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Las Vegas Mural


While in Las Vegas, Nevada I went to check out the Pawn Stars shop and right across the street were some pretty nice murals. The paintings showed Las Vegas Route 66, The Beatles, the Sands, The Dunes and the Flamingo. I thought it looked pretty cool and since someone went through all the trouble to pain it I took a photo.

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A Date Which Will Live in Infamy…


The last time I was in Washington D.C. I snapped this photo at the World War II Monument looking towards the Washington Monument to recognize the date of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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