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Alien Sky Trumpets

I thought you would get a kick out of this fascinating and apparently unique natural phenomenon referred to by the layman as “trumpet” sounds are actually Earth’s natural radio transmissions that just happen to be occurring at the tone that humans can hear, while scaring the crap out of themselves.

I love this video where it almost looks like the guy is video taping his girl’s backside, but then the sound catches his attention.


This is a good one, gets right to the point and is easy to hear:


Between NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey folks, we learn that these cool sounds could range from simple, natural background noise that we can hear, to the results of small earthquakes just below the surface of the Earth as it cracks the crust. (I can attest to hearing an earthquake on a few occasions, though they never lasted as long as the examples in the videos above.)

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Sam, A Pit Bull Needing a home

(Jan 15, 2015) This article is about a dog, a two to three year old black and white Pit Bull Terrier* and his name is Sam. Sam needs a forever home because he’s spending his days and nights at the Palo Alto Animal Services Shelter, He’s been there since late June of 2014.

If you go to the web page for him, they refer his being “found by a citizen.” That citizen would be me.

One day I had returned my Enterprise rental car to their Stanford College satellite office (Yes, there is an Enterprise Rental Car office on the north side of campus, but it’s pricier than their neighboring offices) and was walking to work. It was only a few miles so I thought I would enjoy the day with a nice walk.

But about a mile or so into my walk I spied a dog just walking along the same path I was on, sniffing at what ever got his attention, flowers, butterflies or what have you and he was leisurely plodding towards me.

It was a black and white Pit Bull but knowing what I do about Pits, I wasn’t worried at all*.

At first I thought he might have belonged to some service guys I spotted working at the back of an apartment-like complex we were passing by. He was that relaxed and mellow.

(REMEMBER, let the dog come to you if you are on an intersecting path. See how they are about meeting you before intruding on their day. Read their body english before trying anything stupid)

We crossed paths… he came up to me and sniffed me, I kneeled down next to this beautiful Pit Bull and pet him for a few minutes. He was really, really mellow about things.

After we spent a few minutes hanging out, we split up and went our separate ways. As I was leaving I was going to comment to the guys I mentioned earlier what a cool dog they had, but it turned out it was not their dog.


I watched the dog who was later to be named Sam saunter away and I looked around, but no one was around doing that jackass method of “walking” their dogs via psychic connection while their dog roamed the neighborhood.

So I went after Sam.

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Want To Hear The Stupidest Lawsuit EVER?

November 21, 2014

Through the years we always hear about how lawyers can be the scourge of the earth, depending on their particular legal pursuits and your perspectives. Back when a woman sued someone for getting burnt by the hot coffee she bought, or the people who sued when their RV cruise control did not keep them on […]

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My Race of Death in My Morning Commute

November 21, 2014

Go Go Go Go Go, It is morning commute time!!!! Folks are funny, are they not? So many folks are in a hurry out there on the road, whether it be during the work commute or even on the weekends, as they seem to be doing some of the craziest things I can think of […]

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MICHAEL VICK: The Next Time You Root For Him, Remember His “Animals”

November 4, 2014

As many know, Michael Vick was convicted for his part in an organized dog fighting situation in 2007. But technically what happened was that he plead “not guilty” to the original animal cruelty charges and through due process, was eventually only convicted of funding a dog fighting ring or being in conspiracy to fund such […]

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Menlo Park’s Mishandled City Park Management

July 11, 2014

I don’t know about you, but I like the idea of being able to visit my city parks, here in Menlo Park, CA.  In fact I’d love to be able to visit a number of my city’s parks.  It’s a beautiful town and on a decent day, there’s no place better to be at in […]

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The Tale of The Travelling Hat

July 8, 2014

They say that sometimes things in life or on this Earth runs full circle. Some call it Karma, others, destiny.  In this short story, the full circle made this time, was done by my hat.  It’s a true story, and no names were changed because there were no innocents to protect and it involves an […]

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My Dog, The Crazy Black Lab

December 6, 2013

My beautiful 10-year-old (estimated at the time of this video) black Labrador dog that we adopted a few years ago is the sweetest creature on the planet.  We adopted her when we were passing through Idaho.  It seemed that this hunter’s dog was too old to be of use and she was just put out […]

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Yoplait Yogurt’s SaveLidsToSaveLives: Submit Codes To Fight Breast Cancer

October 4, 2013

Despite the fact that October is over, breast cancer awareness does not go away. It’s still out there affecting 1 in 8 women every day. And Yoplait Yogurt is…

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Cutest Dog/Child Interaction

October 3, 2013

Meet Hernán, from Buenos Aires. Hernán has Down Syndrome and Hernán’s particular aspect of his syndrome is that it causes him to shy away from any physical contact. Now meet Himalaya. A persistent and gentle white lab, who, by all accounts, is a very smart and patient dog. The video is a little over 4 […]

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Angelina Jolie’s Brave, Yet Necessary Decision Against Cancer

May 16, 2013

It was crazy news to see.  It was 3 a.m. (Insomnia attack) and I pulled the article. The headlines were unforgiving as they announced Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a prophylactic  mastectomy to stay out from under the dreadful shadow of breast cancer. The reason Jolie made the choice to have a mastectomy was that […]

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Incredible MUST See Video of Ice Attacking a House

May 13, 2013

Folks, this needs to be shared, plussed, retweeted or what have you!  This video is so amazing that I have just got to share this with my readers…  this is amateur video of a blanket of ice creeping towards houses on a lake front in Minnesota. It boggles the mind, because the first moment I […]

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Fireballs, Meteors & Near-Earth Asteroids: Videos and How To Watch DA14

February 15, 2013

What I’m finding amazing is that after all the Fireballs, Meteors & Near-Earth Asteroids, there’s no studio attached to the event… yet. I’ve pulled some videos together to watch and I also chat about how to watch DA14 as it goes by Earth today at 11:24 AM, (CA time)! – Last night before going to […]

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The NRA Jumps On The “Easy Bandwagon” After Newtown

January 3, 2013

After the Newtown incident, the country, and world, took a step back and refocused on the issue of gun control.  Newtown was a horrible event that should have never happened.  And yet it did. And I watched on Facebook the flurries of proponents of my friends for both sides of gun control rage on at […]

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So How Many Squares Are There, Really, In This Image?

December 14, 2012

A while back I saw this picture puzzle where they ask how many squares are in this picture?  I have what I think is the answer for how many squares are in the picture. I gave it a go and put in my spin on the answer.  What I found amazing was how many different […]

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Conneticut Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting… What a Horrible Shame

December 14, 2012

A Sad Day In American History This morning while watching the news develop, I was speechless on how something like this happens.  I don’t mean how someone was able to carry out this plan, but how it would get in the mind of someone to want to do this.  What defect caused this individual to […]

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It’s Funny Looking Back, How I Miss The Annoying Moments

November 25, 2012

My dog Izzy (Izzie), passed away on November 17th, at 5:45 p.m., after a slow decline over the last year of her health in general.  We have a hole in our hearts from her absence that I don’t think can ever be filled.  And that hole is a blaring sense of silence.  A loud gap […]

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Man’s Best Friend & The Hole in Our Hearts – Goodbye “Baby Girl”

November 18, 2012

Written Nov 18, 2012, 1938hrs Saturday night, our dog Izzy died after several weeks of fighting a battle against some unknown ailment. This ailment was just a systemic failure and her life coming to a close and her leaving the planet. – We adopted her several years ago in a state known for its hunting […]

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