Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Looking forward to springtime, aren't you?

I sure am done with all this cold/dark/damp business. Barely made it to 70 yesterday...









Monday, January 28, 2019

This was a great show...




I had no theme planned for these -
they're just too good not to post...



Weather here is lousy - cold and damp in the 50's - but it's better than Fargo, ND (where it's -50).

Here's some StJ to warm you up on a cold morning.















Sunday, January 27, 2019

Some different roads we can travel down together on this crappy, rainy, cold miserable Sunday








It was a crappy day but everyone was drunk so it didn't matter.




The Gasparilla Pirate Fest was held yesterday. It is a free communitevent with over 100 years of history in the Tampa Bay and the Gulf Coast region. You can find out more about the history and legend of Pirate Jose Gaspar here.
 
The Gasparilla Invasion

The majestic pirate ship, the Jose Gasparilla, sails through Hillsborough Bay fully rigged with cannons-a-firing, guns-a-blazing, and hundreds of seaworthy escorts that eventually join in Gasparilla's Flotilla. Gasparilla's Flotilla makes its way north across Hillsborough Bay and into Seddon Channel towards downtown Tampa. 

Mayhem ensues as Mayor Bob Buckhorn hands ov
er the key to the city to the cap'n of the Ye Mystic Krewe, James C. Von Thron. With the treasured key in their hands, the Krewe ofGasparilla Pirate Parade the Gasparilla leads a jolly victory celebration known as the Parade of Pirates down Bayshore Boulevard. 

The Parade of Pirates
The Parade of Pirates runs from 2-5:30p.m. and offers booty, bounty, and more. The buccaneers head down historic Bayshore Boulevard and into downtown Tampa during the 3.8-mile long parade route. Enjoy rousing chants, colorful costumes, and lively music with more than 90 floats, 14 marching bands, and over 50 Krewes. Grab yer mateys and come on out, arrr!

The Street FestivalFrom 10a.m. to 10p.m. in downtown Tampa, the Pirate Fest Street Festival continues day and night along Ashley Drive from Kennedy Boulevard to Cass Street. Here you'll find live entertainment, grub, grog, and more! (Yo-ho-ho, you can also find Captain Morgan Rum at the beer gar
Gasparilla Street Festivaldens throughout the event.) The festivities begin before the pirates invade and continue long after the pirates parade through the streets.
 
 

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Best liquor ads

Click on this video - 
funny stuff..



Actor Gary Sinese raised $ 1.3m for veterans with custom jeep auction.

A class act.

 

  Actor Gary Sinise raised $1.3 million to help members of the military and first responders by selling a1981 Jeep CJ7…twice.
  The custom truck was auctioned at the Barrett-Jackson auction on Friday, with proceeds earmarked for the Gary Sinise Foundation, which runs a variety of programs aimed at entertaining and assisting veterans, active duty military, America’s emergency services and their families.
  The red, white and blue Jeep was built by Richard Rawling’s Gas Monkey Garage and initially sold for $200,000, with another partner on the project, heavy equipment broker Sunbelt Rentals, donating an additional $1 million to the organization.
  The buyer then sent it across the block again and it sold a second time for $100,000.
  “My first car auction, it’s going to be hard to top that,” Sinise told The Arizona Republic. “There were a lot of veterans out there in the audience so I got to acknowledge them and say thank you.”
There's a million good reasons why I don't watch TV nor do I rarely even read the news.


 
I have no horse in the race so I just don't care.
 
 







 
 

They didn't consider this in their 'Green Plan', did they?

  There's a story about this in today's New York Post. You can find it here: https://nypost.com/2022/10/06/electric-vehicles-catchin...