Elephant Seals Near San Simeon

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As I drove up California Highway 1, I stopped off at a beach near San Simeon to check out some elephant seals. Being that I’ve never seen elephant seals before, I didn’t know what to expect. First off they are very dramatic. They are always making noise and getting into fights where it looks like they are trying to either bite or get the higher ground on their competition. Second, they are not very graceful on land. They move along and look like a slug. It’s funny because you can see all of their fat jiggle when they move. Third, I guess they get the name “elephant seal” because of the funny shaped nose they have that kind of resembles a trunk. Here are my photos from this interesting experience.

Yiddish Humor

A car hit an elderly Jewish man. The paramedic says, “Are you comfortable?”
The man says, “I make a good living.”
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I just got back from a pleasure trip. I took my mother-in-law to the airport.
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I’ve been in love with the same woman for 49 years.
If my wife finds out, she’ll kill me!
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Someone stole all my credit cards, but I won’t be reporting it.
The thief spends less than my wife did.
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We always hold hands. If I let go, she shops.
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My wife and I went to a hotel where we got a waterbed.
My wife calls it the Dead Sea .
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My wife and I revisited the hotel where we spent our wedding night.
This time I was the one who stayed in the bathroom and cried.
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My wife was at the beauty shop for two hours.
That was only for the estimate.
She got a mudpack and looked great for two days.
Then the mud fell off.
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The Doctor gave a man six months to live. The man
couldn’t pay his bill, so the doctor gave him another six months.
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The Doctor called Mrs. Cohen saying, “Mrs. Cohen, your check came back.”
Mrs. Cohen replied, “So did my arthritis!”
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Doctor: “You’ll live to be 60!” Patient: “I AM 60!”
Doctor: “See! What did I tell you?”
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A doctor held a stethoscope up to a man’s chest.
The man asks, “Doc, how do I stand?
The doctor says, “That’s what puzzles me!”
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Patient: “I have a ringing in my ears.”
Doctor: “Don’t answer!”
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A drunk was in front of a judge.
The judge says, “You’ve been brought here for drinking.
The drunk says, “Okay, let’s get started.”
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A man called his mother in Florida . “Mom, how are you?”
“Not too good,” said the mother. “I’ve been very weak.”
The son said, “Why are you so weak?”
She said, “Because I haven’t eaten in 38 days.”
The son said, “That’s terrible. Why haven’t you eaten in 38 days?”
The mother answered, “Because, I didn’t want my mouth to be full
in case you should call.”
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A Jewish man said that when he was growing up, they always
had two choices for dinner – Take it or leave it.
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A Jewish boy comes home from school and tells his mother
he has a part in the play.
She asks, “What part is it?”
The boy says, “I play the part of the Jewish husband.”
The mother scowls and says, “Go back and tell the teacher
you want a speaking part.”

Golf Club Locker Room

Several men are in the locker room of a golf club.
A cellular phone on a bench rings and a man engages the hands-free speaker function and begins to talk. Everyone else in the room stops to listen.

MAN: “Hello”

WOMAN: “Hi Honey, it’s me. Are you at the club?”

MAN: “Yes.”

WOMAN: “I’m at the shops now and found this beautiful leather coat. It’s only $2,000.  Is it OK if I buy it?”

MAN: “Sure, go ahead if you like it that much.”

WOMAN: “I also stopped by the Lexus dealership and saw the new models. I saw one I really liked.”

MAN: “How much?”

WOMAN: “$90,000.”

MAN: “OK, but for that price I want it with all the options.”

WOMAN: “Great! Oh, and one more thing. I was just talking to Janie and found out that the house I wanted last year is back on the market.  They’re asking $980,000 for it.”

MAN: “Well, then go ahead and make an offer of $900,000. They’ll probably take it. If not, we can go the extra eighty-thousand if it’s what you really want.”

WOMAN: “OK. I’ll see you later! I love you so much!”

MAN: “Bye! I love you, too.” The man hangs up. The other men in the locker room are staring at him in astonishment, mouths wide open.  He turns and asks, “Anyone know whose phone this is?”

Interesting Vegetation

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During my evening walk I came across this huge bushes.  These things had to be at least 9 feet tall and they were big and bushy.  I’ve never seen anything like it.  I don’t know if these are tropical plants or desert plants or whatever they sure were interesting.

Bike Lane Bush 2004 Sticker

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Today I took a walk and I saw this bike lane sign with a Lick Bush 2004 sticker on it.  It gave me a chuckle, made me wonder if the sticker has been on that sign since 2004 and made me want to take a photo of it.

Evening View of Point Loma

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Here is a photo of the beautiful view of Coronado Island and Point Loma in San Diego, California.

Things You May Not Know About Donald Trump

Specifications:

  • Donald John Trump, was born June 14, 1946.
  • He will be 70 years old on election day.
  • From the Internet, he is 6’2″ or 6’3′ and weighs between 195 and 200 lbs.
  • He has a full head of blond/brown hair (which is long and elaborately combed) and blue eyes.
  • The Internet tells us he wears a size 12 shoe.
  • Donald Trump was born the fourth of five children who were born over eleven years.
  • The oldest, Mary Ann, was born in 1937 and is currently a Federal Judge.
  • His older brother, Fred Jr, died in early adulthood as a result of complications from alcoholism.
  • He has another older sister, Elizabeth and a younger brother, Robert.
  • Donald Trump has been married three times.
  • Trump’s first wife, Ivana, was an immigrant from Czechoslovakia and a divorcee who has been married 4 times in her life. She is a life long avid skier and worked in design at the Trump Organization.
  • Marla Maples, Trump’s second wife is an actress and model
  • Trump’s third wife, Melania is an immigrant from Slovenia (born in Yugoslavia) and has been a super model.
  • Two of Trump’s children, Donald Jr and Ivanka, have gone to Penn. Son Eric, went to Georgetown.
  • Donald Trump tells us that he is Presbyterian.
  • Donald Trump  does not appear to have had any interest in occults, mysticism or exotic mythologies.
  • Donald Trump’s oldest daughter, Ivanka, and her three children are Jewish.
  • Trump’s oldest daughter, Ivanka, is married to Jared Kushner who is, among other things, a newspaper publisher. The Kushner family is very successful in New York City area real estate.
  • Donald’s grandmother, mother, first wife, and third wife are all immigrants.
  • Donald Trump was born and raised in Queens NY
  • Though his family was very wealthy, Trump’s boyhood home in the Jamaica Estates section of Queens was not a grand mansion. The Trump home was a larger version of the homes Fred Trump was building for his tenants.
  • There are no indications that the Trump family lived among the wealthy elites on vacations or country clubs.
  • Queens is the largest of New York’s five boroughs and the most ethnically diverse.
  • Trump attended a local private day school, the Kew Forrest School, in Queens until about 8th grade.
  • His secondary schooling was at New York Military Academy which is about 60 miles north of NYC in Cornwall on the Hudson. He was the class of 1964.
  • Trump was never a “Preppie”.
  • Trump never embraced any aspect of the “Hippie” movement of the time.
  • Trump was a very good high school athlete – football, soccer, and especially baseball. He had potential to become a professional baseball player.
  • Even in high school – Trump liked women and women liked him
  • Trump was generally popular in high school.
  • Trump’s boarding school room mate liked him.
  • He attended Fordham University in NYC for two years and transferred to the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
  • At that time, the Wharton School offered a rare program for Real Estate Business.
  • Though he was of age, Donald Trump did not serve in Vietnam.
  • He was not drafted due to bone spurs in his heels (4F) and also student deferments.
  • Ultimately, in the draft lottery, he drew a high number.
  • By all we know, Donald Trump does not smoke, drink or use recreational drugs. He’ll be the first President in more than 25 years who hasn’t smoked weed.
  • BTW: Trump’s children don’t smoke or drink
  • Trump makes it well known that he enjoys sexual interaction with women.
  • I am unaware that Donald Trump is a recreational gambler.
  • His doctor publicly announced Donald to be in excellent health.

 

I think that to really know Donald Trump, you must know his family background.

The Trump family story is a very American story.

 

Trump family history – concise version.

  • Donald Trump’s grandparents immigrated to the U.S. from Alsace (Kallstadt, Germany) which throughout history has been alternately French and German. The Trumps are German, originally speaking the same German dialect as the Amish of Lancaster County, PA.
  • His maternal grandparents lived in Scotland.
  • Freiderich (Drumph) Trump made a small but respectable fortune in the late 19th Century in the mining boom towns of the American Northwest.
  • He returned to Germany to marry his childhood neighbor, Elizabeth Christ.
  • The newly married Trumps resettled in the Borough of Queens NY
  • Freidrich was establishing a Real Estate business in Queens when he died suddenly at age 49 (1918).
  • In 1920, at the age of 15, Fred Trump (Freiderich’s son and Donald’s father), started a business partnership with his widowed mother called Elizabeth Trump & Son.
  • This business was built upon the real estate holdings that his father,Frederich, had amassed (worth about $500,000.00 in today’s dollars). This is the original “seed money” of the current Trump Organization.
  • Elizabeth & Fred remained close business partners her entire life (she died in 1966).
  • In 1936 Fred Trump (age 31) married Mary Ann MacLeod (age 24) of Stoneaway Scotland.
  • During the depression, Fred Trump built and successfully operated a supermarket (a new concept at the time) which was sold to King Kullen Co. and operates this day.
  • Fred Trump made a lot of money building housing for the military during WWII.
  • Fred Trump was investigated by the Justice Department for making “excessive profits” from government contracts.
  • All (or nearly all) of the building of Elizabeth Trump & Son’s non government building was residential property in Queens.
  • Fred Trump died in 1999 (age 94) – beloved and worth between $250 million and $300 million. His wife died a year later.

 

“The Donald’s” career

Donald Trump is the greatest career achiever of the “baby boomer” generation.

Donald Trump has reached the zenith in his careers as book author, TV entertainer, sports entertainer, Real Estate developer, and currently politician.

  • Donald Trump has authored more than 18 books. At least one of them, The Art of the Deal was a top seller.
  • Donald says that the Holy Bible is his favorite book. The Art of the Deal is his 2nd favorite book. And The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale is his third favorite book.
  • He likes golf. Donald Trump has developed more than 11 golf courses which bear his name.
  • Donald Trump has twice been nominated for an Emmy Award
  • Donald Trump has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • Donald Trump has been inducted to the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame.
  • Donald Trump has appeared in more than a dozen movies such as Home Alone 2, Zoolander, and Little Rascals
  • Donald Trump has been a guest actor in more than 6 TV shows such as Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Days of Our Lives, Sex and the City, and others.
  • Trump has been the Executive Producer of 7 TV shows.
  • Trump has been the guest host of 5 TV shows such as Extra, Larry King Live, and Saturday Night Live and more.
  • Donald Trump has been co producer of the longest running reality TV show.
  • Donald Trump performed in several WWE wrestling shows.
  • Donald performed in Wrestlemania 23 which set attendance records and revenue records up til that time.
  • In his first candidacy for public office, Donald Trump received the most popular votes for the President of the United States out of a field of experienced and successful politicians. And in most cases, he achieved this with less money than any of his opponents.

Keeping in mind that 90% of start up businesses fail, Trump’s record of enterprise is nothing short of amazing.

Donald Trump has enjoyed success in at least 11 very different enterprises: Professional football, Ice Skating rinks, Fragrance, Ice, Steaks, Wines, Model management, Airline, blenders, Men’s wear, Bicycle races, world class beauty contests, and many others. In some of these, such as model management, his firm has risen to the top of that particular industry.

  • There are 31 buildings that bear his name.
  • The largest private real estate development in New York is Trump Riverside. Drive down the Henry Hudson Blvd. – you can’t miss them.
  • There are at least 12 Trump Towers
  • There are at least 6 Trump Plazas.
  • There are at least 11 Trump Golf Course developments
  • And much, much, more in real estate.
  • Trump Entertainment, casinos and resorts was recently sold to Carl Ichan.
  • Donald Trump’s personal managing of the Wollman Ice Skating Rink project in the early 1980’s is the quintessential case study for MBA students in Wharton, Harvard, and other business schools. His performance there was phenomenal.
  • Donald Trump’s privately held businesses have employed more than 200,000 people.
  • In the casino business in Atlantic City, Trump had to do business with known mobsters – and he stayed “clean” and alive.
  • Aside from his personal investments, Donald Trump has never been a Wall Street “player”.

The Political Trump:

about 1967 – 1987 – Democrat (he was a supporter of Ronald Reagan)

1987 – 1999 – Republican

1999 – 2001 – Reform Party (he supported Ross Perot)

2001 – 2009 – Democrat

2009 – 2011 – Republican

2011 – 2012 – Independent

2012 – Present – Republican

Donald Trump was openly supportive of Mitt Romney’s candidacy.

Donald Trump does not seem to hold political party organizations in high regard.

For the most part, his political involvement has been for practical reasons.

Donald Trump does not appear to be held to political ideology.

 

 

Some of my take aways:

  • Trump has an extraordinarily energetic central nervous system much like Teddy Roosevelt but more targeted to industry and enterprise.
  • Trump’s presidency will be very energetic, transparent, and communicative.
  • Trump will be a very hard working President.
  • His interaction with his older brother (who everybody loved) tells me that he thinks that everybody is like him – or wants to be – or should be.
  • His relationship with his older brother was a hard lesson in tolerance for him.
  • Trump is the Babe Ruth of career achievements.
  • He is dumb like a fox. When you think he just said something stupid – he didn’t. It’s just that you were not his target audience.
  • Trump knows the people – the folk.
  • His son, Donald Jr. is right. Trump is a “Blue Collar Billionaire”.
  • More than anything, his TV show, The Apprentice, was his passion. He wants all Americans to have confidence (like he does) to venture.
  • Donald Trump is attracted to and marries smart, high achieving women.
  • The highest levels of a Trump Administration is certain to have many women – and they will be bright and assertive.
  • Donald Trump’s children are very important to him. And it shows.

 

 

  1. Yes, we know virtually nothing of our current president with 2 terms in office.

100 Year Old Rolls Royce

It was originally bought for $1,000 in 1912 (almost $93,000 in today’s money) but has now gone under the hammer for $4,705,500, making it the most expensive Rolls Royce ever sold at auction.
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Unique: This 100-year-old Silver Ghost Rolls Royce has sold for a world-record price of $5 million after a furious bidding war at Bonham’s.

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Through the roof: The lengthy auction saw two enthusiasts dueling for the pristine car as the bidding went up in increments of 100,000, smashing past the $2 million estimate.

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In great nick: The six-cylinder, 7.3-litre car comes with perfect provenance and is still purring smoothly, doing about 15 miles to the gallon. What it lacks in gadgetry, the British-made classic more than compensates for with an extraordinary level of luxury that leaves its modern-day counterparts looking a little unsophisticated. Its gleaming interior fittings are made of silver and ivory, while the door panels are embroidered silk, with brocade tassels attached to silk window shades for privacy.

The passenger footrest hides a full picnic set for four, a China tea service, complete with an alcohol-fuelled burner and a kettle to heat the water, and a set of six decanters – three in sterling silver and three in leather-wrapped glass.

The sale took place at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex on Friday. Auctioneers had expected it to sell for around $2 million and were astonished when the bidding between two rival collectors topped $4 million. James Knight, from Bonham’s auctioneers, said: “There were three bidders, then one of them dropped out at $2.3 million and we thought it would end there.”

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Traveling in style: The design chosen by its original owner echoed the luxurious ‘ Pullman ‘ Railway carriages pioneered by American George Pullman.

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Luxurious: The elegant passenger compartment (left) complete with 29 beveled glass windows and (right) the stylish steering wheel.
“But then another bidder entered and the bidders were dueling. It went up in increments of $50,000, and then $100,000, and then back down to $50,000. It went on and on and on and was the longest car sale I have ever witnessed.” It was pure theatre. Everyone was very respectful but when the price reached a milestone, like $3 million, there was an intake of breath. “The bidders were dueling and when the hammer came down there was spontaneous applause.” It was fitting because the car is celebrating her centenary.

The car was commissioned by Rolls Royce connoisseur John M. Stephens, who also bought the first Silver Ghost the luxury car-maker produced in 1906. The body was built by former royal carriage-maker Barker’s of Mayfair , which had previously built coaches for King George III and Queen Victoria.

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Standing the test of time: The 7.3-litre, six-cylinder engine is still purring smoothly and is capable of doing around 15 miles to the gallon.

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Mark of history: A plaque bearing the vehicle’s chassis number of 1907.

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Touch of class: The original owner employed the services of the best coach-making company, Barker and Co. Ltd, to do the bodywork.

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Classic designs: One of the car’s brake lights. The Rolls – Royce still had its headlights, carriage lights, rear lights and inflatable tires when it went up for sale. The car even had an early speedometer – an important addition given that a 20 mph speed limit was introduced in 1912.

Unlike most car enthusiasts of his time, Mr. Stephens, from Croydon, South London, asked the makers not to include a glass division window between the driver and the passengers as he wanted to drive it himself rather than rely on a chauffeur.

The car’s distinctive cream and green design echoed the luxury ˜Pullman Railway carriages of the time, and it was known as a Double Pullman Limousine. But it was nicknamed ˜the Corgi Silver Ghost in the 1960s after the toy-maker based its Silver Ghost toy car on this model.

Mr. Stephens’s car is believed to be the only one of its kind to survive with its full interior and bodywork, as many Rolls Royce from the era were converted into ambulances during the First World War.

Republican Truck

I stopped by the Ford Dealership in Temecula yesterday, for a look at the new F-150 aluminum pickup. Just for fun, I took it out for a test drive. I wanted to sense that new truck “feel” before they become old.

The salesperson, a very nice looking black lady, wearing a “Hillary for President” lapel pin, sat in the passenger seat next to me, describing the truck and all its “wonderful” options. The seats were of particular interest.

She explained that the seats directed warm air to your butt in the winter and directed cool air to your butt in the summer heat.

I mentioned that this must be a Republican truck.

Looking a bit angry, she asked why I thought it was a Republican truck.

I explained that if it were a Hillary truck, the seats would just blow smoke up your ass year-round.

I had to walk back to the dealership. She obviously has no sense of humor.

Slices of Early History

Here are some old photos that are wonderful slices of history.  The descriptions are below each photo.

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Camping out in 1918.

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This was the 30’s, and this sharecropper’s son was working behind the plow, barefoot and all.  You can bet there was a mule on the front of that plow.

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This couple pose in an early version of American Gothic, with a groundhog killed on their Manchester farm…….It’s dinner!  Note: Photo taken circa 1914, from a family photo album.
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Standing over one of her many trophy mule deer, subsistence-and-sport huntress “Gusty” Wallihan appears every inch the frontier matron with her dressy bonnet, prairie-pattern cartridge belt, floral-embroidered gauntlets, hunting knife, and Remington-Hepburn rifle……1895
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At least this one won’t be quite as dangerous as the old single wheeled models.  Look in the trailer over the back wheel.  “They have their baby in there!”

Ford Model T Street Light Maintenance Truck

Ford Model T Street Light Maintenance Truck.  This was the approved way to change the street lamps in 1910.

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A single Paddy Wagon.

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Here is an early motorhome, built in 1926.

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Old school camper?

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These are vintage treadmills in the 1920’s.

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This is a 1920’s refrigerator.  Only the elite could afford such a thing, and most still had the old ice boxes.

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A hair dryer in the 1920 Salon.  What a contraption!

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Chester E. Macduffee next to his newly patented, 250 kilo diving suit, 1911.

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A postcard from the 1800’s advertising a knife throwing act with the traveling circus.

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A Strong-woman balances a piano and the pianist on her chest.  1920

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London, in the 1920’s, this was a telephone engineer.

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Two young girls in a West Germans street chat with their grandparents in the window of their home in the Eastern sector, separated only by a barbed wire barricade.It was a common occurrence for families, who had once only lived on the opposite side of the street from one another, to become separated by the ever growing Berlin Wall.

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A Gibson Girl in her corset in the early 1900’s.  Those poor women.  This was one fad that really hurt a lot of women for life.

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Lillian Russell. A plus size beauty in the late 1800s. She was around 200 lb at the peak of her career.  She was considered “The American Beauty.”

Kansas Highway Patrol Officer Traffic Stop Story

Story from a Kansas State Highway Patrol officer:

I made a traffic stop on an elderly lady the other day for speeding On U.S. 166 Eastbound at Mile Marker 73 just East of Sedan, KS.

I asked for her driver’s license, registration, and proof of insurance.

The lady took out the required information and handed it to me.

In with the cards I was somewhat surprised (due to her advanced age) to see she had a conceal carry permit. I looked at her and ask if she had a weapon in her possession at this time.

She responded that she indeed had a .45 automatic in her glove box.

Something—body language, or the way she said it—made me want to ask if she had any other firearms.

She did admit to also having a 9mm Glock in her center console..

Now I had to ask one more time if that was all.

She responded once again that she did have just one more, a .38 special in her purse.

I then asked her what was she so afraid of.

She looked me right in the eye and said, “Not a f*****g thing!”

Miley Cyrus New Look

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Great Old West Black and White Photos

Here are some shots from the era of the “Old West”. (captions are below each photo)

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Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir in Yosemite. Two men most responsible for the Nation Parks we have in California.

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William Sydney Porter, aka O. Henry. Teller at First National Bank, Austin, 1891-1894. Man, look at that fancy woodwork done by the craftsmen of the day!

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Earthquake of August 31, 1886, centered near Charleston, SC, damaged many of the railroads in the area.

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Old West gunfighter Bat Masterson. was a colorful figure – an army scout, gambler, buffalo hunter, frontier lawman in Dodge City, and eventually a US Marshall. He was friends with Wyatt Erp, and had visited Wyatt in Tombstone, Arizona shortly before the showdown at the OK Coral. Later in life, after the West had been tamed, he settled in New York City, and worked as a sports editor for the New York Morning Telegraph.

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Wyoming, circa 1900, Overland by Stagecoach….Crossing the country by stagecoach was adventurous even by nineteenth-century standards. Nine people could squeeze inside a stagecoach; additional passengers sometimes traveled on the roof. Passengers remained sandwiched together for about 22 days, with only brief stops for meals and changes of stock or equipment.

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Wanna buy me a drink, Cowboy?” When women were pretty scarce, this was a welcoming site for the cowboy who’’d been on the range for weeks, seeing nothing but cows!

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Photo of bareback bronc riding at the Buffalo Bill Rodeo. These guys were real pro’s!

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Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken. The real Sonora Webster Carver and her diving horse.

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Nevada’s Tonopah to Sodaville stages meet on the road, circa 1903, for a rare respite. The iron engine would soon take their place as the next year, a 60-mile railroad connected Tonopah with the Carson and Colorado branch of the Southern Pacific Railroad at the Sodaville junction. The railroad would become known as the Tonopah and Goldfield Railroad.

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This cowboy’s house was dug in so that the insulation of the earth help keep it warm. Today we would think of this as a root cellar, but to him it was home!

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A Saloon in Georgetown, Colorado. Again, everyone wanted in the picture!

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Log cabin in the mid 1880’s – Washington CO, Minnesota

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A pair of New Mexico brothers get a studio shot in the 1880’s.

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Another studio shot showing everything that was important to this cowboy. 1880’’s.

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A shot from the Great Depression, where a title for this picture might be…”I don’t know what to do next!”

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A Memorial placed on the battlefield of the Little Bighorn Massacre in 1879.

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Frank Boardman “Pistol Pete” Eaton (October 26, 1860 – April 8, 1958) was an American author, cowboy, scout, Indian fighter, and Deputy U.S. Marshal for Judge Isaac C. Parker. He was also known to throw a coin in the air, draw and shoot it before it hit the ground.

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A store in Stone Hill, Missouri in the early 1900’’s.

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Cowboys. Christoval, Texas late 1800’s Women riding side saddle with Colt 45 peacemaker.

San Diego Padres Face-off Against the Saint Louis Cardinals

Today the San Diego Padres are facing off in game one of a three game series with the Saint Louis Cardinals Major League Baseball game. I went down to Petco Park to partake in the festivities. Here are some of the photos from my experience. Spoiler alert: The Padres beat the Cardinals 4-1 tonight. It was an entertaining game to watch in quite the venue.

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Ocean Beach Hippie Van

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Today I was driving through Ocean Beach in San Diego, California and I saw a hippie van with a couple of hippies inside of it. I thought it was interesting enough to take a photo of. I can’t read everything, but I think the front of the van reads, “Feel the sun. Love the moon.”

Hillary Clinton – Hillary-ous

I was a shopping mall today and I saw this hat. Everything about this woman from her joke of a marriage, to her corruption, to her political aspirations. Everything about Hillary is a complete and utter joke. This hat sums all that up.

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Leninade – Get Hammered and Sickled in California

What the heck is happening in the super markets in California? I was in the super market and I came across a beverage called “Leninade” and their slogan is “Get hammered and sickled.” How the heck did something like this make its way into super markets in the United States? What kind of self-loathing, democratic, pigs would think it’s a good idea to sell this communist crap here? It just sickens me. What will I see next a nice “KGB” hand held radio?

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Funny Sign at the Sea Life Aquarium

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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.

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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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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Historical Old Photographs

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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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!

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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?”

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

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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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?

Ocean Beach Hippies Unite!

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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.

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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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!

Truisms

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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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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)

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

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1900 – Chicago. “A walk in Lincoln Park ”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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1903 – “Unloading bananas at New Orleans, Louisiana

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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1905 – “A winter morning

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

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

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1905 – Chicago. “The bridge, Lincoln Park ”

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1906 – ” Mississippi River Landing”

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

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1906 – Gulfport, Mississippi. “Steamer loading resin”

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

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1906 – Circa. “Banana docks, New York”

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1906 – “Railroad station, Magnolia, Massachusetts”

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

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1907 – “The Brooklyn Bridge Promenade and Manhattan Terminal”

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

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

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

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1908 – Detroit . “Waders at Belle Isle Park ”

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

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1908 – “Suburban station, Petoskey, Michigan”

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1908 – New York. “Pompeian Room — Hotel Seneca

Clash of Clans – Join Our Clan

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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.

Capitol Records in Hollywood, California

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Here is a photo of the Capitol Records building located in Hollywood, California.  This must be where the magic happens.

Free Sex with Every Fill-Up

A petrol station owner in Dublin was trying to increase his sales, so he put up a sign that read, “Free Sex with Every Fill-Up.” Paddy pulled in, filled his tank and asked for his free sex. The owner told him to pick a number from 1 to 10, and said that if he guessed correctly, he would get his free sex. Paddy guessed 8, and the proprietor said, “You were very close, the lucky number was 7. Sorry, no sex this time.” A week later, Paddy, with his friend Mick, pulled in for another fill-up. Again Paddy asked for his free sex. The proprietor again gave him the same story, and asked him to guess the correct number. Paddy guessed 2. The proprietor said, “Sorry, it was 3, you were very close, but no free sex this time.” As they were driving away, Mick said to Paddy, “I think that game is rigged and he doesn’t really give away free sex at all.” Paddy replied, “No it’s genuine enough Mick. My wife won twice last week.”

DJ Tiesto Billboard on Hollywood Boulevard

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I was walking down Hollywood Boulevard at night and looked up to see a DJ Tiesto billboard for Hakkasan in Las Vegas.

Why Women Live Longer

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