Hoover Dam is also the bridge between Nevada and Arizona:
It will soon be replaced by a suspension bridge just downstream from the dam. There should be an incredible view of the dam from the bridge, but I will miss the circus-like pagentry on the drive from one state to the other past giant clocks on the intake towers, one for each state and huge bronze statues.
Poking around in the links from last night, it's apparent that Pesky the Rat is more than just cartoon characters of dubious cuteness. "Lumpy" (if that is your real name) had uncovered a secret whitehouse "enemies list", (shown here) months ago, but the information has been suppressed until now.
Now I can tell all six (and twenty) of you about this threat to Holland!
Many* of my readers live in Holland, and some of them have warned of threats they feel from our militarily. We might invade their country to search for
topless chicks I mean windmills, dikes, clogs - you know, something Dutch, that they're hiding from us.
But look, the stolen note gives a clue! The Netherlands should export their tulip farms to, say, southwestern Michigan. Michigan needs the business as they have been advertizing on NPR for high-tech bioengineering companies. And of course, Europeans don't like to do bioengineering there, so it seems like a match made in ..., well, it's a match anyway.
The pot? Send it to Washington DC.
* at least one
Aren't friends wonderful!
After revealing my Google demotion, many of you have sounded off about your enjoyment of this weblog. And not to worry, like a SNL skit, the amateur science, photoinsanity and armchair investigative reportage will continue til long after you've had enough. But just as an unheard tree falls silently, this blog performs just as you read it.
Lets all* give my commentors a round of applause:
Andy, Becky, Bron, Cheyene, Chris, 'the real' Chris, Christop, Chuck, Debbie, Eric, Gary, Jahr, Jerry, Joe, Jules, Julius, Kara, MoM, Morgan, My Attorney, Niek, Phil, Randy, Sue, Z, anonymous and everybody I've forgotten to include.* Seekers, join us in comment Nirvana!
Louis Roederer makes an excellent 'drink alike' California sparkler called Anderson Valley Brut. I was researching this wine in Christie's World Encyclopedia of Champagne and found out some interesting information. Roederer (aka Rotorooter) is famous for it's premier Champagne, Cristal, which was produced from 1876 until 1917 exclusively for the Royal Rusian Romanoff family.
The entire Romanoff clan was killed at the conclusion of the Bolshevic revolution, of course, so Roto was stuck with huge inventory of Cristal in bottles made of real (leaded) crystal glass (not to mention the bill for a lot of wine, drunk, no doubt, by Rasputin.) Rather than sell Cristal to commoners (and of course, Marxist-Leninists don't even like Champagne), the producers kept the wine in their cellars.
Then, years later, they found an anonymous buyer in South America - who bought all of the wine and (may have) paid the outstanding bills. Do you suppose some Romanoffs had escaped execution, using doubles or some other trick and emigrated to Aryentiña?
It's time to point at a some new blogs:
Well, that wraps up my latest blog roundup. They should be seeing six more visits now.
- Buffoonery - a really prolific photographer
- Le Blog de Nikko - by a French cartoonist, whost art is pictured here:
- The Slat Rat Chronicles - I remember this blogger from Phil Ackley's, who is apparently still alive.
- Lunar Observing Group - Ok, it's not a blog, neither is this.
- Pesky the Rat - I don't know what to say, other than "I'm glad to have finally tapped in."
- Obliterated - a very odd blog about hands
- Bambino's Curse - Ed Cossette is locked into a lost cause, but he spits out a damn pretty blog.
- Downhill tells you how many degrees of seperation between blogs.
- My Intensley Interesting Daily Life isn't. Or maybe it is.
And, as mentioned yesterday,
- BlogSnog - this seems like a typical blog, but different. Wait, she's English!