A doctor on his morning walk, noticed the old lady
pictured above. She was sitting on her front step
smoking a cigar, so he walked up to her and said,
"I couldn't help but notice how happy you look!
What is your secret?"
"I smoke ten cigars a day," she said. "Before
I go to bed, I smoke a nice big joint. Apart from that,
I drink a whole bottle of Jack Daniels every week,
and eat only junk food. On weekends, I pop pills,
get laid, and I don't exercise at all."
"That is absolutely amazing! How old are you?"
"Forty," she replied.
[Thanks Jeri Karr]
A long-lost Van Gogh found in an attic:
"Sunset at Montmajour" was painted by Van Gogh,
July 4, 1888. It was judged a fake decades ago,
then consigned to an attic. However, recent reseach
says it is for real. Other Van Goghs have sold for
over $80 million. Detailed close up below:
Whatever became of Van Gogh's ear?
1946 Eniac computer,
Used to compute artillery firing tables ...
ENIAC contained 17,468 vacuum tubes, 7,200 crystal diodes, 1,500 relays, 70,000 resistors, 10,000 capacitors and around 5 million hand-soldered joints. It weighed more than 30 short tons (27 t), was roughly 8 by 3 by 100 feet (2.4 m × 0.9 m × 30 m), took up 1800 square feet (167 m2), and consumed 150 kW of power. This led to the rumor that whenever the computer was switched on, lights in Philadelphia dimmed.
The completed machine was announced to the public the evening of February 14, 1946 and formally dedicated the next day at the University of Pennsylvania, having cost almost $500,000 (approximately $5,900,000 today).
2013 Nanotube Computer,
Announced this week by scientists:
"Researchers are tantalized by the digital potential of carbon nanotubes, which are exceptional at conducting electricity and heat, and at absorbing or emitting light. Long a laboratory curiosity, they are made from sheets of carbon just one atom thick and rolled into tubes about 10,000 times thinner than a human hair." ~ Wall Street Journal
From Eniac to Nanotubes, you've come a long way baby.
"Oh, the old gray mare ain't what she used to be"
[Thanks Bill McCusker]
[Thanks Bev McCusker]
Looking for chemical weapons in Syria.
[Thanks Bob Richards]
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Mr. Obam-me, as he is called by his staff,
behind his back.
The IRS will enforce ObamaCare:
"Do you trust the IRS?" poll results:
Red: 85% No, not at all
Yellow: 15% Yes, for the most part.
Note: Washington, DC is spect of yellow
in a sea of red states.
[Thanks Chuck Gardner]
'It wouldn't be Friday without the Follies.'