Monday, July 15, 2019

Beautiful Blades

It's grilling season

Yes, she did

Black Labs, they're enthusiastic.

Sacramento County Says It's Illegal to Work on Your Own Car in Your Own Garage

Well, not quite, but not too far off either.

This law seems vague enough that it will allow the bureaucrats to hassle you about this if they feel like it, and/or allow a jackass neighbor to report you and make trouble.

Realistically, it's aimed at people who want to run a business repairing cars in their driveway, so there's some legitimacy at least to the impetus to define things as they have, but still, it would be simpler and fairer just to make a case by case call on people abusing their homes for this kind of business and/or making their property an eyesore.

In other words, there must be zoning laws whose enforcement would solve the problem, rather than trying to strictly and in infinite detail define what's acceptable home auto repair, and what's not.

It's a law they'll enforce if there's a compliant, or if you make yourself come to their attention somehow, but otherwise not.

Another example of how too much government and too many laws make everyone a criminal sooner or later.

Mondays, they're like that

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Dad reflexes save the day once again

Jaws strikes again

"It was almost like hooking onto a Volkswagen that was a hundred feet deep," Gamez told CBS. All he could do was try to hold onto the rod and reel as the boat itself began to lurch forward.
The looming pressure wasn't an anchor, or even a sturgeon or seven-gill shark like he'd caught before, the latter of which can weigh up to 700 pounds. Gamez's knuckles began to turn white as his fishing rod bent downward and curved into a candy cane-like shape. "This is probably the biggest fish I've hooked into out here," he said aloud.
It was a Great White Shark.

In the meantime:

San Mateo officials issued a warning Thursday after receiving multiple reports of great white shark sightings in Half Moon Bay. It's likely due to warmer water temperatures, which scientists say have been steadily increasing since 2014.
Warmer water allows younger sharks, normally native to southern California, to travel farther north for feeding.
Earlier this March, a man says he made eye contact with an 18-foot-long great white shark at Mavericks before it began to beeline toward a group of surfers. Just last month, another was seen in Bodega Bay, delaying water training plans for the Sonoma County Sheriff's office.

She looks ticked off

Just Gorgeous

American V2

Images of Mars seen by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) using the HiRise instrument.

Great photo

No rust anywhere

My kid rode one of those plastic bucket down the stairs at our house, but he only did it once.

Cold Cabin Porn

Shaving Fun with hot chicks and 007

Bronze sword with gold hilt from grave Delta in Grave Circle B at Mycenae, 16th/15th c. BC


I've always thought lights in the wheel well like that would be really useful for nighttime repairs.

Shasta, Black Butte, Castle Lake

Sunday Shave of the Day

Shasta, or more accurately the north west seismometer on the flanks of Shastina, is back to its usual bumps and thumps. That's a 24 hour graph.

Somewhere, deep under the massive stratovolcano known as Shasta, there's some of this going on.



Eartha Kitt (as Catwoman) picks up Cesar Romero (as The Joker) in her “Catmobile” in the classic ABC Batman TV series, 1967.

People earned good money doing this.

 And look at what a smoky mess this catmobile was.  Carb's too rich, or the rings are worn out.

Classic for Summer

Saturday, July 13, 2019

E-Ticket Ride

Freckles, they are good.

To build this would be a lot of work, but totally worth it.

Whiskers finds the cocaine stash

Everyone needs a light bar

Cool, but entirely illegal

Somehow I don't think that guy is Thucydides

Interesting Carving

The chin turret of a Boeing B-17G bomber with the cowling removed, revealing its six .50 caliber machine guns, June 17, 1944.

USAF Thunderbirds

Heat on Ice

Cool Tool

Wise Dawg

Kill the Butterfly

Dash for the Weekend