Wide availability of ice cream in the late 19th century led to new creations. In 1874, the American soda fountain shop and the profession of the "soda jerk" emerged with the invention of the ice cream soda. In response to religious criticism for eating "sinfully" rich ice cream sodas on Sundays, ice cream merchants left out the carbonated water and invented the ice cream "Sunday" in the late 1890's. The name was eventually changed to "sundae" to remove any connection with the Sabbath. Ice cream became an edible morale symbol during World War II. Each branch of the military tried to outdo the others in serving ice cream to its troops. In 1945, the first "floating ice cream parlor" was built for sailors in the western Pacific. When the war ended with the surrender of Japan, and dairy product rationing was lifted, America celebrated its victory with ice cream.
Waterproof cameras are great for shooting in or near water during sports. Unfortunaly, water sprays onto the lens and water droplets form, which disturb or totally distort the image, depending of their position. You can wipe off the drops with a handkerchief, if that's the only soft dry cloth you had available, though not ideal. A small bit of lens cleaning cloth or microfibre would probably be better; perhaps carry one tucked in the pocket of my spray skirt to keep it dry.
Before you pull the trigger -- heh -- on any firearm or ammo purchase, best to run it throug the Gun Engine to make sure you're getting the best prices available. If'n you ain't, they'll tell you.
The retail industry loses billions of dollars per year to employee theft and shoplifting. Investing in IP video surveillance cameras as a solution to your security needs provides numerous long-term benefits such as reduced retail shrinkage, maximized store profits, lowered insurance rates, and ultimately a decrease in the number of theft cases. Overhead security cameras also help instill a safer, more inviting store environment for patrons.
Too easy, right over here at Ray's Pizza and Bagel Shop in Manhattan. Mark
Delivery truck is in the way of the most recent street view, but Ray's Pizza in Manhattan is where you can get this free 16oz deal. New Corner Magazine next door is gone, but you can still see the golden arches off to the left. Lt-Dan
Hey Ernie! The girl getting a free 16oz fountain drink is on the corner of St. Marks Place and 3rd Ave in NYC. The magazine shop is now and E-smoke place (change happened sometime in 2013), but the McD's is still there, and the free 16oz fountrain drink was probably from Ray's Pizza & Bagel Cafe'. Robert
There will be a lot fewer Russians at the 2016 Summer Olympics. To date over 110 of their athletes have been banned for doping, including the entire rowing, weightlifting, and track and field teams. That works out to just over 25% of their contingent. Fortunately the list of banned Russian athletes does not include golfer Maria Verchenova. Here's a sampling of her finer Instagram posts.
And just something to keep you mildly busy over the weekend. I'm curous if anyone can identify this green can. Some sort of shaving cream or gel, I suspect?
This week's FRIDAY FLICK is for your Crazies out there: "We want to update you on late-breaking news. A massive fire in Ogden Marsh continues to rage, and high winds are preventing fire teams from containing the deadly blaze. Now, information is still coming in, but what we currently know: An explosion rocked the Dakon Petrol chemical plant early this morning, with eyewitness reports of a 400-foot fireball that lit up the sky. We also have second reports of a second explosion at a nearby truck fueling station. A perimeter has been set in an effort to contain the flames, and civilians are not being permitted into that area."