A boot scraper is a horizontal metal plate set in a small frame, once located near the front steps of most buildings; used to scrape dirt or mud from the bottoms of shoes or boots before entering the building; common before the advent of paved streets. They are still common on golf courses where is consider proper etiquette to scrape off the grass clippings that collect on the bottom of spiked golf shoes before wearing them into the clubhouse.
USNS Kilauea was the lead ship of her class of ammunition ships of the United States Navy. She was named for Kilauea, the Hawaiian volcano. Kilauea was laid down 10 March 1966 by General Dynamics Quincy Shipbuilding Division, Quincy, Massachusetts; launched 9 August 1967; sponsored by Mrs. Michael J. Kirwan, wife of Representative Michael J. Kirwan of Ohio. After 45 years of faithful service to her country, the decomissioned ex-USNS Kilauea was sunk by a Mark 48 torpedo fired from the Australian submarine HMAS Farncomb on 24 July 2012. She is the same sub that sank the HMAS Torrens on 14 June 1999 [video]. Another Royal Australian submarine, the HMAS Waller, sank the ex-USS-Fletcher back in 2008. Here's another video filmed from a helicopter watching the action.
What do Nikola Tesla, Shoenice (he's the guy who eats anything, including a tube of painter's caulk), Anonymous, Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Bacon have in common? That's right, they're all the Patron Saints of the Internet. But how The Oatmeal didndn't make that list, I'll never know.
Life of Agony was an alternative metal band from Brooklyn, New York. The band was formed in the summer of 1989 by singer Keith Caputo, bassist Alan Robert and guitarist Joey Z. After playing with several drummers, they enlisted Type O Negative drummer Sal Abruscato before recording the debut album River Runs Red after they signed to Roadrunner Records. At present, it appears that there is nothing new on the horizon for Life of Agony. Although the group recently finished a European tour, there is no new material in the works.
Ernie, Glad you saw the light and are trying to bring about a true change in Washington. Johnson has vowed to abolish the IRS, it should be a no-brainer. Fell free to post MY wake-up call as it happened on LIVE talk radio - A Vote For Gary Johnson is NOT WASTED! Rock on! J. Todd
"You'd love to see the emergence of a third party system carved out for you, and handed to you on a silver platter. You'd love to see it done for you, because you're afraid to stand for it and make it happen. You'd have been chicken squat at the American Resolution. You'd have liked to have had a country handed to you; but not to stand and fight for it. You want to have it if it's convenient, if there's no risk, if you don't have to fight for it. You don't want to have to stand and fight for that which you say you believe in. What you want to do is find ways to make yourself feel comfortable, sitting back and letting the same two party control -- one - two -- entrench, and calcify, and intensity itself. You make yourself feel better by saying, "Well I'd vote for something else if it were there." But you're not going to stayd up and make it happen, are you?"
James Randi is a Canadian-American stage magician and scientific skeptic best known for his debunking of paranormal claims and pseudoscience. Randi began his career as a magician named The Amazing Randi, but after retiring at age 60, he was able to devote most of his time to investigating paranormal, occult, and supernatural claims, which he collectively calls "woo-woo". Here is the trailer for An Honest Liar, a documentary about James Randi, featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson, Richard Dawkins, Bill Nye, Penn Jillette, Adam Savage and a few more.
A swing is a hanging seat, usually found at playgrounds for children, a circus for acrobats, or on a porch for relaxing. The seat of a swing may be suspended from chains or ropes. Once a swing is in motion it continues to oscillate like a pendulum until external interference or drag brings it to a halt. Porch swings are a type of swinging bench primarily intended for adults. Porch swings are permanently mounted to the roof of a porch. The seat typically is large enough to seat about three people and present an alternative to using rocking chairs or gliders outdoors.
Hey Ern, been following your site since 2k or so, love it! Anyways, yesterday I was looking through the pics page on your site and something magical happened; I seen a pic of a topless chick that I KNOW (we work together). The pic was posted on your post the day after the Obama/Romney debate, and was the clickable link within the paragraph about NEEDING BRACES. I've wondered since I was old enough to fap if I'd ever stumble on a nude pic of anyone I knew, and it finally happened. Had to share it. Keep up the good work! Luke
Another case of "where was she when I was 17 club?" Greg
The Black Death is far and away the most lethal epidemic in history. The statistics alone are staggering. The Plague's 13-year reign across the world resulted in at least 75 million deaths, including at least a third of Europe, and certainly solifies itself as numero uno of the deadliest epidemics in history. The disease killed so many in Europe that it created labor shortages, which increased the demand for peasant workers and therefore raised their standard of living.
Riesling is a white grape variety which originated in the Rhine region of Germany. Riesling is an aromatic grape variety displaying flowery, almost perfumed, aromas as well as high acidity. It is used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling white wines. Riesling wines are usually varietally pure and are seldom oaked. Originating in German soil today Riesling is Germany's leading grape variety, known for its characteristic tansparency in flavour and presentation of terroir, and its balance between fruit and mineral flavours. In Germany, Riesling normally ripens between late September and late November, and late harvest Riesling can be picked as late as January. As of 2004, Riesling was estimated to be the world's 20th most grown variety at 120,000 acres, but in terms of importance for quality wines, it is usually included in the "top three" white wine varieties together with Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
fascinating behind-the-scenes footage from your favorite films
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