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  1. I'm a Pink Floyd Fan (for 40 yrs+) Roger Waters was founding member of the Political protest band Early on there was a band "divorce" & now he performs on his own They were famous for large scale laser shows with movie screen & Rogers Waters didn't disappoint Performance was at a basketball court (Golden Gate Warriors). The scale was impressive and the show had more than lasers The rear screen was as wide as the court & 30' high. It showed canned images and a movie camera (hence the spotlight glare) to superimpose the live performance on this huge screen After half time they dropped 5 screens down the center and full length of the court X 30' high Interesting monotone movie superimposed effects Rags
  2. I agree with Alan The best aircraft shots I have ever seen I really love the burner shots with the thermal altered landscape "bokeh" Some good shootin' bud Rags
  3. A delightful angelic little boy was waiting for his mother outside the ladies room of the gas station. As he stood there, he was approached by a man who asked, "Sonny, can you tell me where the Post Office is?" The little boy replied, "Sure! Just go straight down this street two blocks and turn to your right. It's on the left." The man thanked the boy kindly, complimented him on how bright he was and said, "I'm the new pastor in town. If you and your mommy come to church on Sunday, I'll show you how to get to Heaven." The little boy replied with a chuckle; "You're shitting me, right? You can't even find the Post Office."
  4. Great shot Alan and the story is wonderful Rags
  5. A New York attorney representing a wealthy art collector called his client. "Saul, I have some good news, and I have some bad news. “ The art collector replied, "I've had an awful day. Give me the good news first.” The lawyer said, "Well, I met with your wife today, and she informed me that she just invested $5,000 in two pictures that she thinks will bring a minimum of $15 million to $20 million, and I think she could be right.” Saul replied enthusiastically, "Well done! My wife is a brilliant businesswoman! You've just made my day. Now I know I can handle the bad news. What is it?” The lawyer replied, "The pictures are of you and your secretary." Rags
  6. Holy Cow....a complicated principle made so easy to understand!!! MENDEL'S DEFECATORY PRINCIPLE Here is a deceptively simple philosophy that a friend has been working on and refining for most of his life. I am delighted to say that I believe he has refined it down to its essence - sufficiently to share it with a select band of friends that may appreciate its elegance and simplicity. This is Nobel Prize material. Rags
  7. > A very cranky woman "in her senior years" was arrested for shoplifting at a > grocery store. > > She gave everyone a hard time, from the store manager to the security guard > to the arresting officer who took her away. > > > > She complained and criticized everything and everyone throughout the > process. > > When she appeared before the judge, the judge asked her what she had stolen > from the store. > > The lady defiantly replied, "Just a stupid can of peaches." > > The judge then asked why she had done it. > > She replied, "I was hungry and forgot to bring any cash to the store." > > The judge asked how many peaches were in the can. > > She replied in a nasty tone, "Nine! But why do you care about that?" > > The judge answered patiently, "Well, ma'am, because I'm going to give you > nine days in jail -- one day for each peach." > > As the judge was about to drop his gavel, the lady's long-suffering husband > raised his hand slowly and asked if he might speak. > > The judge said, "Yes sir, what do you have to add?" > > The husband said meekly, > > "Your Honor, she also stole two cans of peas."
  8. > A very cranky woman "in her senior years" was arrested for shoplifting at a > grocery store. > > She gave everyone a hard time, from the store manager to the security guard > to the arresting officer who took her away. > > > > She complained and criticized everything and everyone throughout the > process. > > When she appeared before the judge, the judge asked her what she had stolen > from the store. > > The lady defiantly replied, "Just a stupid can of peaches." > > The judge then asked why she had done it. > > She replied, "I was hungry and forgot to bring any cash to the store." > > The judge asked how many peaches were in the can. > > She replied in a nasty tone, "Nine! But why do you care about that?" > > The judge answered patiently, "Well, ma'am, because I'm going to give you > nine days in jail -- one day for each peach." > > As the judge was about to drop his gavel, the lady's long-suffering husband > raised his hand slowly and asked if he might speak. > > The judge said, "Yes sir, what do you have to add?" > > The husband said meekly, > > "Your Honor, she also stole two cans of peas."
  9. Wife : Shall I prepare Curry or Soup today? Husband : First make it, we will name it later A frustrated husband in front of his laptop : Dear google, please do not behave like my wife … Please allow me to complete my sentence before you start guessing & suggesting … A married man's prayer : Dear God, You gave me childhood, You took it away; You gave me youth, You took it away; You gave me a wife ... It’s been years now, just reminding You. A man brings his best buddy home for dinner unannounced at 5:30 after work. His wife begins screaming at him and his friend just sits and listens in. "My hair & makeup are not done, the house is a mess, the dishes are not done, I'm still in my pyjamas and I can't be bothered with cooking tonight ! Why the hell did you bring him home?" Husband answers: "Because he's thinking of getting married." Employee : Sir, You are like a lion in the office! What about at home ??? Boss : I am a lion at home too, but there we have a lion tamer !!! A couple was having dinner at a fancy restaurant. As the food was served, the husband said, "The food looks delicious. Let's eat." Wife : Honey ... you say prayer before eating at home. Husband : That's at home, Sweetheart ... Here the chef knows how to cook. Best Slogan on a MAN's T-Shirt : "Please Do Not Disturb me, I am Married and already very Disturbed"
  10. Hehe... the words of a young man... (you probably should, along the way) From a photographers point of view - the resolution & quality are incredibly high of those pictures... The medical equipment they have nowadays is mind boggling Nuff said... sorry about the drift... Rags
  11. Have you looked at your colonoscopy pictures?....
  12. I think it's great.. Reminiscent of an IR treatment with white trees Rags
  13. Further along the tangent road... Correction... I wasn't a hippie in the late fifties , I was a beatnik (hippies came in the early 60's).. Jack Kerouac et al... A caffeine observation... As most avid coffee drinkers will attest.. brewed coffee in a pot turns bad after 20 min or so... During the course of the 20 min - compounds in the coffee, create caffeine... There is a study that suggests the earlier you drink the brew the less the caffeine... and espresso is drunk right after brewing (I never lose sleep over it) I didn't prefer french press because it's so earthy Brewed coffee? I used to have my own coffee maker and pot in my office for when I could drag on a good smoke & drink (I do neither now) The problem was I used to go to the "john (or lu)" more often Now , back the the regularly scheduled broadcast... Rags
  14. Hehe.... Starbucks always takes it on the knuckles... Starbucks isn't a coffee shop; it a coffee beverage place. It has introduced millions of non coffee drinkers to coffee... a pretty amazing economic story.. but there's more.. The founder bought the name from the Starbucks family in Seattle, but he was a New Yorker. He was raised in Brooklyn in public housing at the Fort Green "projects" - a tough place - 3,000 units, 90% black... How do I know it's tough? When I was a young hippie (late 50's) I used to sell soft ice cream there from my rented van (I was like Lawrence of Arabia) It's where Mike Tyson is from.... So when I go into a Starbucks for a Frappachino, I think of the founders journey... wow... BTW .. I have my own espresso machine and drink 5 dbls a day... look that's me on the ceiling.... Rags
  15. "Rather smugly I thought to myself - "indeed, why on Earth would anyone NOT want to live here!" " There's no Starbucks within walking distance?... Rags