Posts tagged ‘california’

October 25, 2019

Won’t be hard gettin’ the kids in the car TODAY

by allthoughtswork

California is currently on fire. Actually, it might be simpler to announce when California is NOT on fire, there’d be fewer announcements.

The above is basically my worst nightmare but I’ve already experienced it….

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October 16, 2019

The Ghosts of the Forest: albino redwood trees

by allthoughtswork

May 9, 2019

Why you always park close to the ROAD, not the BEACH

by allthoughtswork

July 16, 2018

There are no palm trees in Los Angeles

by allthoughtswork

Moving a palm tree in Los Angeles, 1913.


Not naturally, anyway. Turns out, even the flora are implants.

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October 8, 2017

Why did the Chicken cross the Road?

by duncanr

want to slow speeding traffic but can’t afford to install speed bumps and warning signs?

release some chickens

November 30, 2013

It’s not that I don’t like people . . .

by duncanr

Jack English is a sprightly 93 yr old who lives alone in a cabin he and his late wife built themselves in the Ventana Wilderness of California. Since his wife died of cancer in 2000, he has lived there on his own – hand-crafting violin bows for a living

It’s not that I don’t like people; I do. But I don’t like swarms of them.

Now that’s a sentiment I can relate to !

September 17, 2013

Bubbles and Bella

by duncanr

No –  Bubbles and Bella aren’t a pair of ‘exotic’ dancers

Watch the vid to view the unlikely friendship between an orphaned elephant and an abandoned dog

August 9, 2013

Thieves have Change of Heart

by duncanr

Thieves who broke in to the offices of the Sexual Assault Services Centre in San Bernadino County, California, and stole a laptop and several PCs returned them later (with a note of apology) when they realised the work the centre does to support the homeless and victims of sexual assault

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February 27, 2013

Un-Delivering Mail Service (aka there’s one born . . .)

by duncanr

mailboxDragon’s Den is a popular TV show in the UK

Folk with a small business venture they are seeking to expand or get up and running, sell their idea to a team of wealthy entrepreneurs.

If these guys see an idea that promises to make a bit of money they will offer financial backing to the ‘owner’ of that idea for a stake in the business

Tell these guys that you want them to part with some money to help you start a business in which you will charge customers a monthly fee to visit their mailbox, remove any mail that has been delivered, take it away, open it, digitally scan it, and then email it back to the customer and I imagine they would probably send you on your way with their laughter ringing in your ears.

In America though, it seems some folk have more money than sense –

December 31, 2012

Skating on thin . . . Splosh !

by duncanr

A man sledging on Jackson Lake, Wrightwood, California, fell through the ice

Another man went to rescue him . . . and fell through the ice

A man went to rescue the first 2 . . . and fell through the ice

A 4th man went to rescue the first 3 . . . and, I think you know what happened next!

In the space of 10 minutes, 12 men were struggling in the water

Fortunately, they were all eventually rescued