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Another week shot.  Still snow on the ground from our two horrific storms.  But it is melting gradually and Alfie & I no longer have to take our complete walk in the streets.Plus he no longer is having so much difficulty finding that "correct spot" for his "duties".

 

Have any of you made an attempt to see the new comet?  Supposed to be somewhat visible in the Northern Hemisphere now if you look carefully shortly after sunset.  I dug out my old binoculars but have not been able to buy a compeltely clear sky.  Plus we live east of Kansas City so you can imagine what the light pollution to the west of us does to any chance to see it.  This year is a double feature.  I think there is another comet which will be visible later in the year.  I should look up the info.

 

Here's wishing you all a wonderful week.   Oh yeah.....GO JAYHAWKS!

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money. .......Margaret Thatcher

Another week shot.  Still snow on the ground from our two horrific storms.  But it is melting gradually and Alfie & I no longer have to take our complete walk in the streets.Plus he no longer is having so much difficulty finding that "correct spot" for his "duties".

 

Have any of you made an attempt to see the new comet?  Supposed to be somewhat visible in the Northern Hemisphere now if you look carefully shortly after sunset.  I dug out my old binoculars but have not been able to buy a compeltely clear sky.  Plus we live east of Kansas City so you can imagine what the light pollution to the west of us does to any chance to see it.  This year is a double feature.  I think there is another comet which will be visible later in the year.  I should look up the info.

 

Here's wishing you all a wonderful week.   Oh yeah.....GO JAYHAWKS!

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money. .......Margaret Thatcher
*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

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This Berkley city councilman is not the brightest bulb in the pack.

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway

This Berkley city councilman is not the brightest bulb in the pack.

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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oufanindallas wrote:

This Berkley city councilman is not the brightest bulb in the pack.


 

As Bugs Bunny would say,

 

What a maroon. Smiley Very Happy

 

 


oufanindallas wrote:

This Berkley city councilman is not the brightest bulb in the pack.


 

As Bugs Bunny would say,

 

What a maroon. Smiley Very Happy

 

 

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I know right.  But then again you have to consider where this councilman is.  California has not been known for smart polititians in a long time.

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway

I know right.  But then again you have to consider where this councilman is.  California has not been known for smart polititians in a long time.

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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Believe that councilman has it backwards. Maybe the latest Postal Service stamp increase should be used to help subsidize the running of internet lines across areas of the country where internet isn't currently available? Would make more sense than wasting the money on customer service/Sat. delivery surveys. Smiley Wink

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Believe that councilman has it backwards. Maybe the latest Postal Service stamp increase should be used to help subsidize the running of internet lines across areas of the country where internet isn't currently available? Would make more sense than wasting the money on customer service/Sat. delivery surveys. Smiley Wink

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” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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OU, I got a kick out of an article about the Pope in our paper this morning. At that point, there still wasn't a new Pope yet. The headline said, "Pope??? Nope." Smiley Tongue

 




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OU, I got a kick out of an article about the Pope in our paper this morning. At that point, there still wasn't a new Pope yet. The headline said, "Pope??? Nope." Smiley Tongue

 




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Pretty funny OU fan and cute headline DC. Smiley Happy

 

I saw part of this video clip yesterday and this is the full version. It's hiliarious!

 

 

 

 

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Pretty funny OU fan and cute headline DC. Smiley Happy

 

I saw part of this video clip yesterday and this is the full version. It's hiliarious!

 

 

 

 

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Yup, Uni, that Jeff Gordon video was funny.  Wonder why they didn't let Jeff do the stunt driving?  He's better than Brad Nofsinger, lol.

Yup, Uni, that Jeff Gordon video was funny.  Wonder why they didn't let Jeff do the stunt driving?  He's better than Brad Nofsinger, lol.

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Edited by dhascall on Mar 14, 2013 at 9:35:12 AM

hpmsrm wrote:

Another week shot.  Still snow on the ground from our two horrific storms.  But it is melting gradually and Alfie & I no longer have to take our complete walk in the streets.Plus he no longer is having so much difficulty finding that "correct spot" for his "duties".

 

Have any of you made an attempt to see the new comet?  Supposed to be somewhat visible in the Northern Hemisphere now if you look carefully shortly after sunset.  I dug out my old binoculars but have not been able to buy a compeltely clear sky.  Plus we live east of Kansas City so you can imagine what the light pollution to the west of us does to any chance to see it.  This year is a double feature.  I think there is another comet which will be visible later in the year.  I should look up the info.

 

Here's wishing you all a wonderful week.   Oh yeah.....GO JAYHAWKS!


Too cloudy here and I also am to the East of a metropoliiton area which might hinder westward viewing.  Apparently this "naked eye comet," is loooow on the horizon and I have lots of homes to the West.  Three strikes, I guess!

 

This shot is from Spaceweather.com.  Thanks to the time exposure, it stands out but they could barely see it, on their own.  It will move into darker skies, in the near future.

 


hpmsrm wrote:

Another week shot.  Still snow on the ground from our two horrific storms.  But it is melting gradually and Alfie & I no longer have to take our complete walk in the streets.Plus he no longer is having so much difficulty finding that "correct spot" for his "duties".

 

Have any of you made an attempt to see the new comet?  Supposed to be somewhat visible in the Northern Hemisphere now if you look carefully shortly after sunset.  I dug out my old binoculars but have not been able to buy a compeltely clear sky.  Plus we live east of Kansas City so you can imagine what the light pollution to the west of us does to any chance to see it.  This year is a double feature.  I think there is another comet which will be visible later in the year.  I should look up the info.

 

Here's wishing you all a wonderful week.   Oh yeah.....GO JAYHAWKS!


Too cloudy here and I also am to the East of a metropoliiton area which might hinder westward viewing.  Apparently this "naked eye comet," is loooow on the horizon and I have lots of homes to the West.  Three strikes, I guess!

 

This shot is from Spaceweather.com.  Thanks to the time exposure, it stands out but they could barely see it, on their own.  It will move into darker skies, in the near future.

 

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

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I tried with binoculars last night, but couldn't see it. I think it's too low on the horizon for easy viewing unless you're up high. Also, I'm in Houston, and the atmospheric haze near the horizon blocks a lot of light. So even though it's clear outside, I still might not be able to see it.
I tried with binoculars last night, but couldn't see it. I think it's too low on the horizon for easy viewing unless you're up high. Also, I'm in Houston, and the atmospheric haze near the horizon blocks a lot of light. So even though it's clear outside, I still might not be able to see it.

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Edited by Dcookie on Mar 14, 2013 at 9:16:17 AM

Just got to watch your vid, Uni!! Now, THAT was pretty funny!!! Smiley Very Happy Love those new Camaros, too...would really like to have one, but.... Smiley Tongue

 




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Just got to watch your vid, Uni!! Now, THAT was pretty funny!!! Smiley Very Happy Love those new Camaros, too...would really like to have one, but.... Smiley Tongue

 




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SomeJoe7777 wrote:
I tried with binoculars last night, but couldn't see it. I think it's too low on the horizon for easy viewing unless you're up high. Also, I'm in Houston, and the atmospheric haze near the horizon blocks a lot of light. So even though it's clear outside, I still might not be able to see it.

Same here and the fact that Houston has so many lights running at night I miss out on a lot of celestial events.


SomeJoe7777 wrote:
I tried with binoculars last night, but couldn't see it. I think it's too low on the horizon for easy viewing unless you're up high. Also, I'm in Houston, and the atmospheric haze near the horizon blocks a lot of light. So even though it's clear outside, I still might not be able to see it.

Same here and the fact that Houston has so many lights running at night I miss out on a lot of celestial events.

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