Okay kids, this is last and greatest push for donations for this year's Let's Bring Em Home ticket drive. For those of you unfamiliar, this is our annual tradition of collecting donations to buy plane tickets for our nation's junior military members to fly home for Christmas. We've been doing it since 2001 and sao far this year is shaping up pretty well: we've completed 128 tickets so far, have another 7 in our queue and as of this writing need $4,478.67 more to square up everything for the year. We continue to book tickets right up until Christmas so if you haven't had the opportunity to help out with a GREAT cause this year, let this be your chance. Toss a few bucks in to help send a Soldier, Airman, Marine or Sailor home for Christmas. As always, your donations are 100% tax deductible and I thank you for your support!
Your first challenge for this weekend is rather easy; show me what building this woman is in. Beautiful scenery, too. And not just in the elevator.
So watching the Tampa Bay Bucs play the St Louis Rams last night, and this was the first thing I thought of. And apparently, I was not the only one.
I always figured it would be a cold day in hell before I agree with something Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said, so put your sweaters on. Look, American history is American history, and not all of it was pretty. Slavery, bad. Civil war, bad. I get it, but good or bad it's what led us to where we are as a nation today. I'm not suggesting we glorify it, but certainly acknowledge it. This revisionism bullshit is dangerous, and has to stop.
Oh, and speaking of revisionism, it doesn'y only happen here in the United States. So your second challenge to carry you through the weekend is to show me where this statue was. And I say was because it has since been torn down. Bonus points if you can tell me why.
And this I believe is the most difficult of the three challenges for this weekend. I need someone to identify this castle? Or cathedral, maybe? Whatever it is, it's white with three dark (grey?) spires.
Rudy Mancinas is from Texas. He's humble to the core and generous in spirit, yet with an ambitious goal to collect every single fucking color Porsche delivered in the 964/993 generations. That's right, he collects Porsches like Bert collects bottlecaps.
FRIDAY FLICK: And the introduction is quite simple. I want my two dollars. Added bonus: here's an article on the restoration of the Better off Dead Camaro, although the site dedicated to it is now defunct and only available via the Internet Wayback Machine.