We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Shopping for electronics at Best Buy already feels like some kind of hidden camera prank, with staff who never want to help and rarely know a thing about the gear they're selling. But an artist who refers to himself as Plastic Jesus took things one step further by secretly stocking Best Buy displays in LA with a useless plastic box complete with a description of the non-existent product.
And then there's the "useless" empty plastic 'Project Box' from Radio Shack, just waiting to be stuffed with batteries and switches and relays and all kinds of fun electronic goodies:
Best of all, compared to the Best Buy price, the $14.99 Radio Shack wants is a steal!
What a couple of cuties! I love sea life, been scuba diving since I was 10. Being a Left Coaster, I've never seen a manatee, but I just looked over some pictures of them on Google and lots of them were with divers, so apparently they're pretty tame. Looks like fun!
Yep, pretty much like a couple of big puppy dogs. "Roll over" is their best trick. They're also good at "Play dead". There are diving classes taught here and the divers are always horsing around with them. We give them fresh water from the garden hose, which is a marina tradition down here. And they know this, because when they get thirsty, they'll come up to the spot where they usually get the hose.
Uh-yup, I've bought tons of those boxes too. I'm not sure what we would have done back in the pre-internet days if RS hadn't carried them. Silly as it sounds (an empty box), it was always one of their most appreciated products.
Give Periwinkle a big hug for me when you see her.
Interesting thought. Maybe he told the front guard, "I bought this electromagnetic spectrometer here yesterday and it works perfectly! I can't wait to buy another! Can I bring this one in to make sure I get an exact match?"
"Why, sure, son."
It's also small enough to fit in a large purse, so maybe his wife helped perpetrate this crime against humanity.
I haven't seen any dolphins here, but occasionally a small pod would come up the channel and hang out for a few days in the basin where I used to live. I gather they had room to maneuver in the basin and could grab a snack, whereas in the channels there are probably lots of hiding places for the aforementioned snacks to escape them.
As for sharks, we have small 2' nurse sharks around, but they're terrified of people and I've never heard of anyone getting bit. The larger sharks don't come anywhere near shore as it's too shallow to support large prey. In the two years I took scuba divers out, I only heard the word once, when we went 'outside' (past the reefs) to deep water on a shipwreck venture. One of them mentioned shark repellent, but that was it. If the scuba gang is concerned with anything, it's jellyfish, but even then they're just the 'nasty sting' variety, not the death-ray version like you find near Australia.