We're barely one week into the new year and I can't decide if World Star Hip Hop is the bane of mankind's existence ... or it's salvation.
I'll need some assistance from my Soviet-Bloc friends in identifying what this little red medal is. My first assumption was it had something to do with the Capture of Berlin but the yellow/black stripes are in the center of the red field. Following in that line of thinking, the Anniversary of the Great Victory Day, but notice the yellow/back stripes are on the right side of the red field. This of course opens up the possibility the image had been flipper to a mirror image. Another site suggests they may in fact be Bulgarian, but that doesn't seem likely. Ultimately, both of those theoriest can be dispelled by looking at the "B(III) Rh+" patch, which is how the Ruskies use to identify the soildier's blood type and Rhesus factor. So that's my quandry. Anone know what that medal is for?
JanSport is an American brand of backpacks and collegiate apparel, now owned by VF Corporation, one of the world's largest apparel companies. JanSport is the world's largest backpack maker, and together, JanSport and The North Face, also owned by VF Corporation, sell nearly half of all small backpacks sold in the United States. JanSport started by developing the external frame backpack, which used a metal frame with a cloth packsack attached to it; the products made include technical day packs and internal frame backpacks. Up until the early 1990s, all JanSport backpacks were made in the United States.
they moving from the Civic Center Motor Inn364 9th Street, San Francisco CA 94103. The blue building in background is The Stud, a bar at the corner of 9th & Harrison, and the Gray Building behind it is the Salvation Army San Francisco Harbor Light Center at 1275 Harrison Street. Enjoyed it! Thanks, Mark
Ernie, not sure if this is the right email address to you, but they seem to be moving from near here. Bill
The Intratec TEC-22 is a semi-automatic handgun chambered in .22 Long Rifle and operates using a straight blow-back action. The TEC-22 is constructed largely from molded plastic and stamped metal parts. Together with an extremely simple design this allowed the gun to be made and marketed inexpensively. The TEC-22 is designed to use magazines and drums made for the popular Ruger 10/22 rifle. Over its production run, the TEC-22 suffered from various quality control issues. For example, some were recalled because they were firing automatic bursts.
Resident critics Jason Zingale and David Medsker celebrate 2014 with a look back at their favorite films of the year.
Usually I can crop out a famous painting, rotate the image to where it's horizontally and geometrically correct before performing a Google image search, but in the case of this painting, no luck. Any idea what the name of this painting is, besides also hung in a dentist office somewhere in Mansfield Center, Connecticut?
Ernie, it takes a Canadian to answer this one... The hockey player poster is Taylor Hall of the Edmonton Oilers. Apparently it's his first ever poster, and a "valuable collector's item". Too bad the Oilers suck. David
Tacking is a sailing maneuver by which a sailing vessel which is sailing approximately into the wind, turns its bow into the wind through the 'no-go zone' so that the direction from which the wind blows changes from one side to the other. For example, if a vessel is sailing on a starboard tack with the wind blowing from the right side and tacks, it will end up on a port tack with the wind blowing from the left side. This maneuver is frequently used when the desired direction is nearly directly into the wind. In practice, the sails are set at an angle of 45° to the wind for conventional sailships and the tacking course is kept as short as possible before a new tack is set in.
Okay country-western fans, whose legendary voice is this?