Monday, April 29, 2013

Left behind in Vietnam?

As a Vietnam War era veteran, I found this story interesting, but I don't know if it's true:

More information here and here.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Coin Show This Weekend

I haven't been thinking much about blogging lately because I'm getting ready to go to another coin show.  I always study up for weeks in advance, and that's what I've been doing lately.

The precious metals market is still hot, but not as hot as a few months ago.

Right now, the experts are talking about getting better profits out of silver than gold.  Also, the price of gold is so damn high!  Buying silver doesn't cost nearly as much.

There are lots of coin collectors at these shows, and there are more coin collectors than precious metals investors.  But I don't see many kids collecting coins now.

It's a pity that there's not much jewelry at coin shows ever since gold went through the roof.  I like to buy jewelry for Mrs. AOW, but the material she likes - unusual pieces with nice stones such as sapphires and diamonds just isn't there.  I guess that a lot of people scrapped their jewelry for precious metal value.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Bill Mahrer and Islam

Too bad that this video isn't on every news show right now:

Bill Mahrer gets it!

Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while!

Friday, April 19, 2013

What a photo!

From the funeral of Margaret Thatcher, this aerial shot was taken inside St. Paul's Cathedral in London on April 17:

One more, taken in the Chapel of St. Mary Undercroft beneath the Palace of Westminster:

Final services fitting for a real Lady!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Trivia Quiz

1. What is the fastest moving mammal native to North America?

2. Which element is the best conductor of both electricity and heat?

3. Which capital city is the highest in the world?

4. What vitamin C–rich vegetable did miners pay for with gold during the 1897 Alaskan Klondike Gold Rush?

Answers below.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Not Cameo!

The way that Cameo likes to stuff her face, it's a good thing this cat isn't Cameo:

Here is the real Cameo:

Yeah, she likes to eat. And eat. And eat.

She likes to play in the snow - the kind that falls from the sky in the winter.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Time for humor

With thanks to Big Bubba:

A young lady came home very sad from a date.

She told her mother, "Anthony proposed to me an hour ago."

"Then why are you so sad?" her mother asked.

"Because he also told me he is an atheist. Mom, he doesn't even believe there's a Hell."

Her mother replied, "Marry him anyway. Between the two of us, we'll show him how wrong he is."

Monday, April 1, 2013


It's the wrong time of year for this particular piece of music, but I'm posting this anyway:

Long hours to make this "harp" and a lot of practice to be able to play it!

Evaporation would be the enemy!

I wonder how the proportions of water would change if the instrument designed used rum?