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Osprey intensifies Osprey intensifies

One of the best parts of vacationing in NW FL — Air Force and Navy fly-bys several times a day. Ospreys, F-35s, and this morning a couple of F-15s right over the beach at about 800’

Discharging immigrant military recruits Discharging immigrant military recruits

Politics and link after the pic. The first FOB in my family came from Germany just in time to serve on a Union Navy ironclad ship during the Siege of Vicksburg. It helped earn him citizenship.

Trolling Slickdeals - Parsh Computar Trolling Slickdeals - Parsh Computar

Never much fun because of all the pedants and weirdos, but sometimes you just can’t resist.

That’s my Jam (90s edition) - Luniz That’s my Jam (90s edition) - Luniz

One of my favorite hip hop songs of all time, circa 1995. Platinum single in the US at#8, but did even better in England and Germany. It’s been remixed a million times. A song all about weed with references to Growing Pains and Shinobi? That’s so 90s.

Neon ninja shoes are not just for toddlers! Neon ninja shoes are not just for toddlers!

I just got my first new pair of athletic shoes in about 3 years...New Balance Hanzo S. They’re pretty serious running shoes and I was getting tired of doing everything my Vibram Fivefingers (you know, the “toe shoes”) for their lack of versatility and likelihood to attract weird looks. I had them for over 5 years and…

DOTS - The Shaguar DOTS - The Shaguar

Seen in my parents’ neighborhood today. It’s a pretty ritzy neighborhood. I say “ritzy” because, well, it’s full of rich crackers. Tip your waitress.

Epic date night (Beatles content)

The wife and I are pretty psyched. We both grew up on the Beatles thanks to our Boomer parents. Tonight we’re going to see The Fab Four, a CA-based tribute band who does a combination of near-perfect covers and stage theatrics — they switch up instruments and costumes throughout the set, so it’s like seeing the entire…

Parking Perfection Parking Perfection

Backed in, nearly dead center, no handicapped placard or tag. Bonus points: at a church. And the house in the background is a group home for mentally disabled adults (owned by the church. The house. Not the adults.)

Hot Rod Power Tour (random shots) Hot Rod Power Tour (random shots)

I stopped by the Hoover, AL stop yesterday during the last couple hours, even as about half the group had already left for the day. Amid the sea of Hellcats and rat rods and Cameros and Killstangs were a few random gems. Crappy potato pics due to tired kids not having a great time...

GOLDENTHUMB GOLDENTHUMB

The elusive goldenthumb. It likes the JK Wrangler, but only for 1-3 seconds at a time.

Monday when you just worked all weekend Monday when you just worked all weekend

Worked a couple hours Friday night, most of Saturday, a couple hours yesterday. Might have to do it again this weekend, all because senior management sets their deadlines and meetings almost a year in advance.

2018: A Scraped Odyssey 2018: A Scraped Odyssey

Today my wife was on a local suburban road when a fire truck came racing up from behind. Being a good citizen, she started to pull over, but realized that this short stretch of road had zero shoulder and a 2’ deep drainage gully in the way. So she aimed for the next driveway, but cut it short due to visibility…

The Outside Line – Your Midday TL;DR Summary of Jalopnik (6/6/18)

Reading articles and frontpage comments? Ain’t nobody got time for that!

The Outside Line – Your Midday TL;DR Summary of Jalopnik (6/5/18)

Reading articles and frontpage comments? Ain’t nobody got time for that!

Win10 not playing nicely with iPhone?

I’m relatively new to Windows 10, but I’ve never seen this problem in almost 10 years of iPhone usage:

The Outside Line – Your Afternoon TL;DR Summary of Jalopnik for 5/10/2018

Remember that Tesla Model X autopilot crash? The battery sporadically reignited for hours and days after the crash, requiring intervention from Tesla engineers. That’s just the level of service you can expect when you buy these electric minivan/coffins.

Bridgestone Potatoza RE 960 review Bridgestone Potatoza RE 960 review

Wonderful for growing potatoes. They retain more water and help prevent pest infestations, also allowing detailed control over the fertilization and pH of the soil. 9/10, would drive on and bury again!

The Outside Line – Your Daily TL;DR Summary of Jalopnik for 5/9/2018

Because The Morning Sh*t (and The Morning Shift) got so repetitive, I’m trying out a new format – summarizing all major FP articles and stories in one place each afternoon. This form of repetition is pretty much all the mainstream media does anymore, so it must be working. Let me know what you think in the comments or…

The Morning Sh*t – Your Daily TL;DR Summary of Jalopnik for 5/7/2018

Welcome to The Morning Sh*t! Still requires greater attention span than cable news.

Dammit, dad! Dammit, dad!

There may come a day when your father gets so old, he ends up an hour away driving a stranger’s car around in circles for no practical reason.

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