School’s Out

Countdown to Vezelay: 107 more sleeps.

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According to the UK Press, this is the dish Kate Middleton loves to cook:

Image result for pics of kraft dinnerYesss!

Beginning to like her more and more.

Another UK Nugget. Only the Brits could come up with a headline like this one:

It’s a male copper by the way! Love those Brit tabloids.

How’s that Climate Change thingy doing for ya? Remember that Alice Cooper song? No more winters, no more snow!

a tree in the snow: Crews work to remove a fallen tree on Southwood Drive in Toronto during an ice storm that hit parts of Ontario on the weekend.Toronto Ice Storm (almost May)

From the “It’s always someone else’s fault” file comes this:

With (Canadian) household debt now at a record 171 per cent of average annual disposable income, the country faces the risk of a much worse sort of housing downturn: The kind caused by defaulting borrowers, leading to financially troubled banks, and inevitably, a recession.

But hey, its the government’s fault.  Look in the mirror buddy.

For all those Canadians in massive debt here is the “Joke of the week:”

The Jewish Tie Salesman
The Jewish Tie Salesman
A fleeing Taliban terrorist, desperate for water, was plodding through the Afghan desert when he saw something far off in the distance.
Hoping to find water, he hurried toward the mirage, only to find a very frail little old Jewish man standing at a small makeshift display rack – selling ties.
The Taliban terrorist asked, “Do you have water?”
The Jewish man replied, “I have no water. Would you like to buy a tie?  They are only $5.”
The Taliban shouted hysterically, “Idiot Infidel! I do not need such an over-priced western adornment. I spit on your ties. I need water!
“Sorry, I have none, just ties – pure silk, and only $5.”
“Pahh! A curse on your ties! I should wrap one around your scrawny little neck and choke the life out of you but . . . I must conserve my energy and find water!”
“Okay,” said the little old Jewish man. It does not matter that you do not want to buy a tie from me,*or *that you hate me, threaten my life, and call me infidel. I will show you that I am bigger than any of that. If you continue over that hill to the east for about two miles, you will find a restaurant. It has the finest food and all the ice-cold water you need. Go In Peace.”
Cursing him again, the desperate Taliban staggered away, over the hill.
Several hours later, he crawled back, almost dead, and gasped,  “They won’t let me in without a tie!
Good one. We need more laughter in our lives…politically correct or not!

Love this!

What will weather patterns look like by the end of the century?

Went sailing yesterday. The forecast. Sunny with cloudy periods, winds light from the NE at 5 knots. What did we get? Cloudy, raining and winds up to 12 knots from the SE.

How do they know? Well they don’t as they can’t even predict the weather tomorrow. And what models do they use in their predictions? Why these of course:

Various methods of predicting and tracking weather have been used for thousands of years, but in recent times weather patterns have become increasingly indicative of climate change. The prediction: a future of extremes, ranging from droughts, heavy rainfall, and extensive heatwaves to longer growing seasons. Here are 20 ways scientists project the weather will change, worldwide, by the end of the 21st century.

Of course, all the usual suspects. And how do they know? They don’t. This climate model would be just as accurate:

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It’s going to be foggy out there for sure. Or maybe this:
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Or this:
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Yup, that’ll do it.
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Song of the day. Good ole Alice:
Happy Monday