Monday, April 24, 2017

I don't golf but I love hash browns

Remember the news that you learn here at the Lisleman’s Institute for Better Postings could be valuable to you or your descendants. (actually if you happen to discover any use for anything you learn here, I would love to know)

read on to discover why this picture is not extraneous

Now this strange story may have already popped up on your internet travels since it's very strange. There's a recall of hash browns because of golf balls. Actually “extraneous golf ball materials” was the description used in the McCain Foods recall announcement. Extraneous does sound better than the synonym irrelevant but I would suggest the straight forward approach of "we-have-no-f'ing-clue-how" golf ball ..."

Really? how would golf balls get mixed into a supply of potatoes? (now can-you-believe-it President Trump does own many golf courses - just saying)

Here's a real news story link on this recall.

Other than my wife's great hash browns, my favorite hash browns are found at the Waffle House. Good coffee and food for a reasonable price. Their scattered smothered and peppered hash brown dish is my favorite. I seldom order their waffles. Their scattered hash browns offer many options but not golf balls.

Fee fi fiddley aye, oh - another tweet selected by the tweet judge Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune: "What kind of psychopath works on the railroad all the live long day just to pass the time away?"

OH WAIT - there's more:

For all readers that have scrolled this far down, here's a song about Waffle House performed by Sturgill Simpson and Stephen Colbert.

(my sad disclaimer - unfortunately, items such as waffles, hash browns, or coffee were NOT provided to me by the Waffle House for this post.)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Straighten Up and Fly Right

This past January I reported my first drone flying crashing experience.

The weather has warmed but the rain and wind has been a too frequent visitor. Recently the air was mostly still on my deck but when I reached an open space in a nearby park the wind conditions were very different. I gave the drone a try anyway. The wind was pushing it around at will. After one hard landing I noticed I had cracked one of the four arms.

It was a fun challenge to repair it with tape and popsicle sticks. My "fix" didn't effect my flying. Still more hard landings than soft. However, I have increase my airtime between landings. The unpredictability of controlling it with wind and battery power has convinced me not to fly it around any crowds.  

No GPS, no live video streaming and no automatic avoidance system on my drone. Flying it requires constant eye contact with it.

(oh I found this Nat King Cole song performed by Lyle Lovett in my i-tunes collection - good fit for the video

Thursday, April 13, 2017

On the B-side

A-few-clowns-short readers will probably remember what the B-side was. I suspect very few of their children or grandchildren will know. Those 45’s had two sides, A and B. The stereo LP was the big thing when I purchased my own stereo so I had a meager 45 collection. My older sister had the 45's.

Today I guess singles are released via youtube or some other streaming media. LP’s are making a comeback but I doubt 45’s will. How could you have a B-side of a streamed digital song?

This morning a B-side song, "Touch the Wind" was played on my favorite oldie station. As I listened I thought that sounds like an oldie hit Spanish song. A little quick easy research (not quick or easy back when 45’s played) turned up the answer to my puzzle. The A-side was “Eres Tú” which was top US billboard hit in the early 70’s.

You would think the B-side being in English would be a translation of the original Spanish version. It’s not.

You know I love parodies and hit songs are the best ones to parody. I found this parody but it’s in Dutch so I don’t understand it. From the video I gather they are singing that it’s dessert. Warning the video will make you hungry and book a flight to the Netherlands.

Another fun video I found has Chris Farley and David Spade singing “Eres Tú” in the movie “Tommy Boy”. They sing it just after slaughtering "It's the End of the World" song. 

como el agua de mi fuente

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