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yy6098青苹果Things that occur in my world; or maybe just in my mind, that may or may not be of interest to you. Sometimes these thoughts revolve around my perception of the world; sometimes not. I just try to have fun and enjoy my time. Welcome to my world as I perceive it. An added plus is that I will share my Notgeld Collection occasionally.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Night After Christmas Morn....Redux

'Twas the night after Christmas morn, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;

The stockings and such lay on the floor in a mess,
In hopes that it would surely not block our egress;

The children were playing all snug in their room,
While visions of new games danced in their heads I presume;

And momma in her finest, and I in my finer,
Had just settled down for a long winter's nap in my recliner,

When out in the den there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the recliner to see what was the matter.

Away to the hallway I flew in a rush,
Tore open the doors and stood with a blush.

The light on the breast of the new-fallen tree
Gave the lustre of calamity to the objects I see,

When, what to my wondering eyes should materialize,
But 7 cats from the branches, "What am I to surmise?"

With a mischievous leader, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be Mister and his sidekicks.

More rapid than eagles his cohorts in crime came,
And I fussed and I yelled, and called them by name;

"Now, Liv! now, Denver! now, Lucky and Rush!
On, Mister! on Rory! and now Bristow, you hush!

To the top of the chair! To the end of the hall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"

As dry leaves that before the wild tornado fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, they jump to the sky,

So to the end of the hallway the cohorts they flew,
With an ornament of catnip, and a candy cane too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard Grandma quite clear,
She was scolding each cat, each scofflaw that was near.

As I drew up my hand, and was turning around,
Down the hallway Mister came with a bound.


He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his tail,
It was all tarnished with the pine needles that fell;

A bundle of toys he had in his mouth,
As he looked like a tramp, beginning to head south.

His eyes -- how they twinkled! His tail was so comic!
His nose started to twitch as his whiskers he did flick!

His curious eyes were drawn down the hall,
He squinted and stared at his apparent downfall;

The bundle of toys he held tight in his teeth,
By my feet he stopped and left them beneath;

As if to leave an offering of peace,
An apology for being so caprice.

He stood regal and erect, a right stately old cat,
And I laughed when I saw him, as away he did scat;

A twinkle in his eye and a twist of his tail,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to bewail;

He made not a sound, but went straight to our room,
And started to refresh; and also to groom,

And laying himself down upon the furniture,
He gave us all a nod, and started for to purr;

He opened his eyes, to his cohorts gave a mew,
And away they all flew with barely an adieu.

But I heard him exclaim, ere he nodded off contrite,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night."

 
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Monday, July 25, 2011

Hey Buddy, Can You Spare The Change?

I hate change. I really hate change......Except, maybe a good change of underwear. I mean, I really like a good change of underwear.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tuesday On Olde Tyme Radio: Man Walks on the Moon 2:56 UTC July 21, 1969


This first clip sounds like a recording made in a newsroomor at NASA, as you can hear typing in the background.


The second clip is much clearer and shorter. This clip is a brief report from Walter Cronkite as Armstrong descends the ladder to the moon.


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Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday Money: Notgeld #26 Stecklenberg im Harz

This installment of Monday Money will be delayed due to technical difficulties.

I apologize for the inconvenience.

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Friday, July 08, 2011

MY! How Texas Has Changed!

Bear with me here. I'll try to explain what is going on here. I DVR several shows through the night so i can watch them when I have time during the day. One of the shows I DVR is "Highway Patrol." It's kinda "kitchy", you know, cheesy but I like it.

Anyway, I was watching last night and Chief Matthews was checking the teletype machine when a bank robbery report came over the line (This should be at 1:33 on the video below). He immediately tells one of the officers to come over as he went to one of the wall maps to lay out his plan for road blocks and what have you. He swings out a map (approximately 1:40 - 1:50) and begins to draw circles and announce road blocks.

Well, the map he pulls out is of Texas, the Big Bend area of Texas no less. Chief Dan draws a circle around Cresdale (Where the robbery occurred) and then decides to draw a circle around "the east end of town.) Turns out that Crestdale is really Alpine, TX and "the east end of town" is really Marathon, TX. In reality the 2 towns are 20 miles apart and separated by the Glass Mountains.

For the next about four and a half minutes the Highway Patrol locates the getaway car and discuss there next plans. Then at about 6:28 in the video the show cuts to the robbers.....on the beach, as in the ocean type of beach. Not a lake or a river. Have you looked at the Big Bend area of Texas? No ocean type beaches anywhere near.The closest might be the Gulf of Mexico. I guess Chief Dan and his band of troopers get around.

Anyway, I've embedded the episode courtesy of xfinitytv & Hulu. You'll have to endure some commercials but everything I bring up is in the first 7 minutes. Enjoy it though. By the way, this is Episode 19 of Season 1 for Highway Patrol.

UPDATE 14-June-2012:Apparently Hulu/Xfinity has lost their rights to broadcast Highway Patrol, therefore this episode is not available at this time. This episode is also unavailable on YouTube.

I apologize for this inconvenience!



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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Wednesday Night TV: Captain Video - Video Ranger PSA

Tonight I have a Public Service Announcement (PSA) aired in the 1950's to combat racism.Captain Video aired on the DuMont Network in the 1950's. Perhaps we should air this PSA on TV nowadays!



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