Category: Events

Saddam Hussein Palace

Here is one of Saddam Hussein’s palaces in Iraq after the U.S. military came in and crashed his party.

Kadena Air Base Telephone Switch

Here are some of the local national guys who work as part of the telephone switch at Kadena air base in Okinawa. You can see the main distribution frame on the left.

Thailand Street Vendors

In Thailand street vendors will sell you anything. Here one has a nice bucket of eels to sell. Yummy!

Meanwhile in Minnesota…

It’s been snowing all night. So the morning goes like this; 8:00 I made a snowman. 8:10 A feminist passed by and asked me why I didn’t make a snow woman. 8:15 So, I made a snow woman. 8:17 The nanny of the neighbors complained about the snow woman’s voluptuous chest. 8:20 The gay couple …

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Temple Art in Thailand

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

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.

Destroyed Bayji Bridges in Iraq

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

Bazaar in Iraq

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

Arial View of Baghdad, Iraq

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Equipment Graveyard in Afghanistan

Can you guess what kind of equipment this is?

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 …

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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.

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 …

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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.

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.

Elephants in Thailand

You can find elephants all over in Thailand.

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 …

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The Mirage Las Vegas

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

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.

Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas

Does the real Caesar live here?

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.

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 …

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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.

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 …

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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 …

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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.

No Ducking Around

While eating this duck came up and looked like he was hoping I would feed it, but instead I just snapped a photo.

La Jolla Children’s Pool and Harbor Seals

Not far from downtown La Jolla is a children’s pool that has been permanently taken over by harbor seals.  If you are ever in the area it is nice to go watch the seals and take in the coastal area. You will be able to find lots of things to see around there. Anything from …

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Ocean Beach Mural

When hanging out in Ocean Beach you’ll notice different murals and graphic artists paintings. Here is one nice one that you can find painted on a wall when heading into town.

Surfing at La Jolla

While in La Jolla in San Diego, California I watched as surfers were catching some waves just south of the the children’s pool.

Flowers in Las Vegas

While in Las Vegas I happened to spot some interesting flowers, here are the photos.

Awesome Paint Job on a Garage Door

While in Los Angeles I passed by a house that had their garage door painted to look like several book cases. Although I wasn’t sure if they are trying to identify as being nerdy, maybe they are professors, perhaps a bookworm, or just to be different. No matter what their reasoning, I thought it looked …

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Boarder X Brewery Event

Went to an event at the Boarder X Brewery in San Diego where there were cool cars, bikes, street artwork, and beauties. This event took place in a very predominant hispanic part of town in Barrio Logan. At this event I think I was the token white guy there. Here are some photos of the …

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Do Not Block Fire Door

While I was parking at Target I happened to notice this scene and couldn’t help, but laugh because of the stupidity. It is actually kind of scary if you think about people needing to get out of the building in the event of an emergency, but some brilliant person put a big tree in the …

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GoPro Panoramic View Behind Hollywood Sign

Here is a panoramic view taking behind the Hollywood sign with a GoPro camera.

For Those Born Between 1925-1955

To all the kids who survived the 1930’s, 40’s, and 50’s: First, we survived being born to mothers who may have smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn’t get tested for diabetes. Then, after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our …

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Sea World Cards

When you go to Sea World in San Diego, California you may receive an entry card like one of these.

Stickers Around Griffith Park

While hiking up Mount Lee in Griffith Park I noticed some stickers stuck to street signs and guardrails and other things. I took the opportunity to post a few stickers myself. Maybe this will drive more traffic to the website. If not, it was still a fun hike.

Behind the Hollywood Sign

Went hiking up Mount Lee to get some photos from behind the Hollywood sign. Last time I did this I parked near the Griffith Observatory and ended up hiking 12 miles round trip and I didn’t have water so I was dehydrated and tired as all can be. I knew I wasn’t going to make …

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A Bit of Lost History

A bit of lost history captured by Kodak… Cowboys around the Hoodlum Wagon, Spur Ranch, Texas, 1910. Hoodlum Wagon was usually driven by the “Hood” — the wrangler who watched over the horse herd at night. Judging by the saddle style, this unidentified cowboy was working in the late 1870s or 1880s. In his holster, …

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California is a Sanctuary State

Watched NBC news tonight only to learn that California has become a sanctuary state. This is not a big surprise since California is probably the biggest liberal state in the union, however California is all about the money and I hope that they will lose federal funding because of this. Whenever a state puts criminals …

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Jury Duty

I received a summons in the mail to go to jury duty. On the day of jury duty I had to go to the Hall of Justice, which sounded really cool. Who knows what superhero you might get to meet? As I walked in and passed the elevators it was engraved into the wall, “WITH …

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Bird Photos at Lindo Lakes

Went to Lindo Lakes near Santee, California and while there wasn’t much to look at around there, but I was able to get some nice photos of some birds and waterfowl.

Cicada

While waiting outside in Japan I heard a noise and happened to look up to see this cicada in a tree. Luckily I had my camera and was able to snap a couple photos of it. If you haven’t ever seen a cicada before they are a pretty wicked look insect.