A couple of days ago I thumbnail linked a story about Salyut 7, which was a space station in low Earth orbit from April 1982 to February 1991. On 11 February 1985, contact with Salyut 7 was lost and the station began to drift, with all systems shut down. It was once again decided to attempt to repair the station, in what was in the words of author David S. F. Portree "one of the most impressive feats of in-space repairs in history." And when you watch this video of astronauts spotting cities from the International Space Station, you get a really good sense of just how fucking fast they're moving in relation to the ground.
Empress Orchid is a novel by Anchee Min which was first published in Great Britain in 2004. It is written in first person and is a sympathetic account of the life of Empress Dowager Cixi - from her humble beginnings to her rise as the Empress Dowager. Names within the Empress Orchid story are different in spelling but retain the same pronunciation - allowing the reader to identify each relevant character to his or her real life counterpart. You see, one thing that kind of makes my job easier is finding topless photos of women at the beach; more often than not, these women are predominantly European where seeing a woman's breasts aren't that big of a deal, where as here in the states we guffaw and bite the palms of or hands. This is one of those times where I tend to agree with the European mindset, and not because I like boobs, but because they're just boobs. Another example: Chickens might not fly much in life, but in death, a few of them got some pretty good air time with this odd U.K. stunt for McDonald's new Chicken Legend sandwich. It's a truly great tasting chicken burger made from a high quality piece of chicken breast fillet, in a crispy coating infused with seasoning and spices. Served in a warm, toasted Bakehouse roll, with Bacon, Batavia lettuce and a a smear of cool mayo. But don't go looking for the McDonalds Legend here in the United States; it's only available in the United Kingdom and even then, for a limited time only.
Kong is a popular line of dog toys and cat toys introduced in 1976. Made of rubber, they are hollow in the middle, and can be stuffed with treats or frozen to provide long-lasting distraction for anxious or high-energy dogs. The classic Kong resembles a snowman-like structure of three balls pushed together, but Kongs come in several variations for dogs of different ages and sizes; red for average chewers, pink or blue for puppies, purple for seniors, and black for tough chewers.
Ernie, here's an even better set Bavaria beer girl here. Keith
But on to more important things, shall we? Open up those peepers for another challenge. Can you identify where these two girls are, or more specifically, what (festival?) they're at? Here's a close up of the banner.
And if you're a Lexus fan, some folks were invited to the Monticello Motor Club to test drive the 2015 Lexus RC F, and they left with a big smile on their face.
With over 50 rental locations across the country and 50 years of experience, National Construction Rentals and National Event Services provide world-class service, widespread distribution, and exceptional expertise to construction and special event clients. For every temporary site need from safely securing a location and providing comfortable portable restrooms to preventing theft and controlling crowds – you can rest assured and trust National Construction Rentals to deliver the perfect solution.
In February of last year I picked up a Burris AR322 red dot sight for $287 shipped to my door. Which is pretty awesome given they started out at $400+ at full MSRP. There's a newer and upgraded version (5x vs 3x) called the AR536 and it too runs in the $400 range. Except now you can score one for $206.85 including shipping. You bastards!
I like a good game that's well thought out. So “Bungie” worked with Activision (Call of Duty) to get “Destiny” going. It cost over 500 million dollars which is about twice as much as it cost to make Avatar and also the most expensive video game ever made. So maybe if the PC can handle it, (I would imagine it being something akin to pulling a house over with ATV) it may be worth wasting a few hours eating Cheetos in my bean bag naked. -Ryan
Stunning special effects aside, Destiny has been a disappointing game to many players for a number of reasons, many of which were detailed in a 5 stars out of 10 review of the game. At times, Destiny feels like the consummate MMO, but at other times it seems clear that its developers at Bungie fail to grasp the qualities that good MMOs actually good.
Cheez-It is an American snack food cracker manufactured by the Kellogg Company through the Sunshine Biscuits division. They are roughly 26 by 24 mm (1.0 by 0.95 inch) rectangular crackers made with wheat flour, vegetable oil, sharp cheddar cheese, salt, and spices. The product was introduced in 1921 by the Green and Green company of Dayton Ohio; a series of corporate acquisitions made Cheez-It the property of the Keebler Company in 1996. There are a variety of Cheez-It related products, including Baby Swiss, White Cheddar, Parmesan & Garlic, Cheddar Jack, Pepper Jack, Italian Four Cheese, Colby, Reduced Fat, Snack Mix (formerly called Party Mix), Snack Mix Double Cheese, Hot & Spicy made with Tabasco, Mozzarella, Provolone, Duoz Sharp Cheddar & Parmesan, Duoz Smoked Cheddar & Monterey Jack, Scrabble Junior, and the Cheez-It Big.
The FG 42 is a selective fire battle rifle produced in Nazi Germany during World War II. The weapon was developed specifically for the use of the Fallschirmjäger airborne infantry in 1942 and was used in very limited numbers until the end of the war. It combined the characteristics and firepower of a light machine gun in a lightweight form no larger than the standard-issue Kar 98k bolt-action rifle. Considered one of the most advanced weapon designs of World War II, the FG 42 influenced post-war small arms development and most of its design was copied by the US Army when they developed the M60 machine gun. And one just sold for $299,000 at auction.