Category: Photos

El Capitan is Ready For the Red Carpet

The El Capitan Theater is ready for “On the Red Carpet” to begin in preparation for the 90th Oscars that is being hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

Backstage Look at the Oscars

We were able to get a first hand backstage look at everything that goes into hosting the Academy Awards. It is quite remarkable to see all the people setting up the decorations, walls, lighting, sound, cameras, carpeting, and making sure that everything is in place and ready for the event to go off without a …

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Jimmy Kimmel Gets Ready to Host the Oscars

Jimmy Kimmel is getting ready and practicing for hosting the 90th Academy Awards tonight on ABC at 8 P.M. Easter/5 P.M. Pacific.

Donald J. Trump Works out a Trade Deal with Kim Jong-Un

Donald J. Trump has worked out a new trade deal with Kim Jong-Un that has many Democrats and liberals steaming mad. I wonder if this will be new topic for Hollywood to bash the President of the United States at the 90th Oscars today.

Iraq Hut Surrounded by Mines

Don’t go walking off the beaten path. You might find more than you bargained for. In this instance here was a hut that had some mines that needed to be cleared.

Democrat Tactic

Ordinances Found Out on Mission

Here are some items you don’t want to find out on a night mission.

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!

Humorous Taxi Driver Conversations

Temple Art in Thailand

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

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.

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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Increased Social Security Benefits for Vets

Cherish Being a Senior Airman

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.

Save Paper

Quantitative Easing Program

Still think Barrack Obama was a decent President?

Public Appearance

Forgotten Hotel Room

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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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.

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!

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?

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.

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 …

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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 …

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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.