Monday, January 20, 2020

Lots of stuff going on

Sorry I haven't been around the blogs much, but just have a lot of crap on my plate I'm trying my best to deal with.

Thanks for putting up with me, and I'll share with you all soon.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

More Sin City stuff

Porn actress 'Bridget the Midget' busted for stabbing her boyfriend

I've seen some of her vids, she was one I wouldn't minded having fun with, but this story just shows how twisted some of these gals can be.

Friday, September 27, 2019

So I've returned....

...and instead of starting out with a bang, things up north for the whole Area 51 shingding started with a whimper and just went down from there. 

Now, according to various estimates (from here, here, and here), about 3,000 people showed up in total for the Alienstock event in Rachel, well below the estimated 30,000 that had been bandied about.  Over in Hiko, where yours truly was sitting at, it was even more dismal, even though from my initial perspective that there seemed to be a lot of people showing up; most were just stopping to get pics, buy souvenirs, then head down the road to where the fun was.  In fact, there were only at most about 300 that showed up, with only a few dozen still sticking around after nightfall for the presentation of Bob Lazar's documentary about Area 51 and the DJ show. 

When I called the event organizer around 2330 to get the OK to clear for the night, he confirmed that, plus that the event for the following day has been cancelled as they weren't seeing the number of people that they expected.  OOoooKayy then, so called my boss to let him know, and he gave the OK for me and my partner to pack up and head on back to Vegas.

Ah well, at least I got to have some fun, plus get a nice t-shirt out of the deal...see the below pics:

And if you would like one for yourself (and they were so popular our EMTs were getting offered to sell the ones off their backs), you can buy yourself one here!  Hurry, it ends on October 1!

Anyway, it was fun, even though me and most of the others that went had some minor respiratory issues likely caused by the higher altitude, the dust, and the colder air that we're recovering from.

Now back to reality, or as close as you can get to it in Sin City ;-)

Sunday, September 15, 2019

The 'Storm Area 51' mess

Over the last few weeks, the entire nonsense of the desire of individuals that want to do a foolish ground assault against a remote secure military installation on the sketchy belief that proof of extraterrestrial life exists has risen to a near-crescendo both locally and internationally. 
(I won't post any links to it as it is easily looked for in a Google or Bing search)

Suffice to say, I and the company I work for as a second job will be involved in this up to our eyebrows.  For more details on this, I have provided a link to a podcast where my boss discusses some of the tasks and preparations that are being done for this event.  You can access it from here.

I'll be working the assignment at the Alien Research Center in Hiko this coming Friday and Saturday, and will post pics I take after I come back into town and recover a bit. Posting from the area will not be possible due to the scarcity of bandwidth and cell service in general, which is common in this area.

Wish me luck!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Nothing seems to change

With what I have seen lately with the way the younger generation is acting, along with the seeming callous ways that people in general seem to treat each other, I was not surprised to come across this passage in Dennis Smith's seminal work on firefighting, Report from Engine Co. 82:

"I used to believe that the fundamental problems were housing and education, and that people would stop throwing rocks if they had a decent place to live and were given equal educational opportunities.  But I don't believe that anymore.  That, to me, is prescribing for symptoms.  The disease is more seriously latent, more pernicious than uncaring landlords, or bureaucratic, apathetic school officials.  The malignancy lies in the guts of humankind at all levels.  We have unlearned the value of a human life."
This book was published in 1972, and in some ways, still offers a look at what happens in the lower reaches of society.  The force of that statement still rings true to this day, and I wonder if we as human beings will really be able to change our society for the better.  I would like to believe so (I'm a hopeless optimist in that regard), but sometimes I really do wonder.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Makes you wonder about people and common sense, and the absence of the latter as a desirable quality

So went out to pick up some antifreeze for my lady's vehicle and mine.  On the way back stopped at a convenience store for a soda refill.
I had a 7-Eleven cup with me, and this store was a totally different place.  The clerk called out as I walked in 'you need to tell us when you bring your cup in!'.
Having thought that she was talking to another person in the store, I proceeded to get my refill and came back to pay.  She then repeated the statement, even though it was clearly not their cup, and I did point that out to her.  The lady then stated that it doesn't matter.

Now, I can totally understand this reasoning if you were bringing in one of the store's cups to do a refill, so that you don't pay full price.

But a cup from another store?


I would have said something else back, but was trying to be polite.  Deep breath, paid, and left without further ado.

I really wonder sometimes about the increasing lack of common sense that some folks have these days.  Then again, it's not really anything new, but it seems more widespread somehow.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

A blast from the past (okay, recent past)

I came across this while poking around YouTube.  This is an aircheck from a DJ at one of the local Vegas radio stations from over 20 years ago, before all the megacorps took the stations over and made them very homogenized and (IMHO) soulless copies of each other.

To Terry Peterson (the weekend DJ that provided this), thanks for helping us remind ourselves how broadcast radio has changed so much these past years.

Official Time from