Monday, June 18, 2018

Domino's Pizza announced last week, they offer a new initiative that will allow consumers to submit their town for potential grants to fix potholes.

Submit your rough drive home from your local Domino’s at and they might fix it. Bad roads shouldn't happen to good pizza!

The largest pizza chain in the country has decided to spend its own money on fixing roads across the country. It’s definitely a marketing ploy. But it’s the best kind of marketing ploy, and hopefully one that will shame the federal government into doing some paving of its own.

Selected cities receive funds to assist in the improvement of their roads. Current residents of cities chosen by the initiative have expressed both astonishment and gratitude regarding the outcomes.

The initiative's website features dedicated pages to each recipient municipality with details on the repairs and resident testimonials. Michael Montgomery, town administrator of Bartonville, Texas said he was "ecstatic."

"I didn't think it was possible but Domino's delivered on their promise to fix potholes," said the city official. The town saw three roads repaired and eight potholes filled with 75 tons of asphalt.

I heard it called a 1000 year event, and they might be right. Or it's just more proof that climate change is real, and floods are more common now then ever before. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan got up to 7 inches of rain in a day

This is the airport road from Calumet to Lake Linden above

the Kestner Waterfront Park and Sharon Avenue in Houghton sustained a large amount of flooding,  drone footage by Justin Slis

and the area in Houghton by Pizza Hut / Taco bell, is really washed out

US-41 partially reopened after flooding; M-26, M-203 remain closed

Heavy rains and flooding in Houghton County forced several road closures this morning. Other closures remain in effect as repair efforts continue.

 US-41 between Chassell and Houghton has suffered pavement damage and multiple shoulder washouts. The route is now open but limited to one lane in each direction in some areas.

- M-26 remains closed between Tamarack and Dollar Bay due to water over the road and the washout of a large culvert.

- M-26 remains closed near the Mont Ripley ski hill. Flooding caused major damage in Ripley near the ski hill with extensive debris on the road forcing closure.

Agate St

Standing ovation for bus driver Tim Watson, who noticed a kidnapped 3 year old, and got the cops on the case in time to arrest the kidnapper!

The Milpitas, (near San Jose) Calif., Police Department said the three-year-old boy was at the library with his mother when he wandered off. Lt. Raj Maharaj said the mother only turned her back for a moment and the boy wandered off.

Witnesses said that the boy was seen being led away by a man in his 20s who was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and appeared to be homeless. Police sent out an alert and began a search - soon after, they received word from Valley Transit Authority bus driver Tim Watson, who believed the suspect and the boy were on his bus headed to the Fremont train station.

Watson realized the boy and man he was with matched the descriptions from the police alert -- which noted the boy's red shoes and plaid shorts

Wolfson Trailer House is a 1949 house in Salt Point, New York, and commissioned by the artist Sydney Wolfson. It is among the most distinctive of pioneering modernist Marcel Breuer's residential designs, as Wolfson requested that Breuer integrate his 37-foot 1948 Spartan Royal Mansion trailer as one wing of the house

Manhattan-based artist Sidney Wolfson twice asked Marcel Breuer to design an addition to the aluminum trailer he’d permanently moored atop a knoll in Pleasant Valley, not far from Poughkeepsie. Twice Breuer turned him down. The architect finally relented once he secured the Vassar commission, producing in 1949 what may be the most unusual work of his career.

What did Breuer have against this job? It’s not clear. Current owner David Diao, also an artist who has owned and lovingly tended the house since 1996, surmised that the architect just “didn’t want to deal with a trailer.” Or maybe Breuer feared that in head-to-head competition with the trailer, his work would come out second best?

For even then, this wasn’t your average home on wheels. Sleek and shiny, it resembles a plane shorn of its wings — not surprising, since it was manufactured by the Spartan Aircraft Company of Oklahoma, owned by tycoon J. Paul Getty. One of Spartan’s top-of-the-line Royal Mansion models, it’s considered the Rolls-Royce of vintage trailers, itself a masterpiece of contemporary design.

The Hungarian-born Breuer, a mainstay of the Bauhaus school, was perhaps best known for his furniture, particularly his simple, tubular steel chair. He also designed institutional buildings, such as the Whitney and the curving UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, as well as two dozen homes in the United States.

3 people died as a result of texting on Interstate 40 yesterday, in one car. I bet anything that driver needed to text so badly could have been done by either passenger, and everyone lived instead

turn your volume down, a lot. Look at this dog, who gives zero effs, lay on the horn with a determined paw.

that look seems to say, I'm bored, and tired of waiting in the car.

it's quite common from the number of videos on Youtube showing other dogs that have figured out how to stand on the horn when left alone in the car or truck

US 33 at Gender Rd

nice tool wall

getting right to the point about parking in the locations reserved for the people that have a hard time walking

I get spun up at assholes parking, in all sorts of ways. People who show no signs of a problem walking away from their car, after parking in the disabled spots? Really piss me off, and I see it often at Costco when I grab lunch at the food court

looks like somebody trailered home the air ambulance prop from Firefly, possibly the PDX Browncoats

"We applied the cortical electrodes but were unable to get a neural reaction from either patient."

smart advertising method, brilliant

Wow, get a look at this folding workbench by Dewalt, Stanley, etc.

I went to Home Depot for some nails and this was just lurking on wait to put a boady slam on my credit card.

It was worth it. Damn, this is great! Took it home, used it and am effing happy as hell to tell you that it's a damn good tool, that fits in my car's back seat, and was on sale for $74 out the door. Normally $110. But I bet it goes on sale again on July 4th, or Xmas. 

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Dylan’s actual tour bus ended up sitting by his place in Malibu, slowly rusting in the salty Pacific breeze blowing on-shore, but it has been converted to be a music studio since eminent music producer Rick Rubin bought the mansion

Bob Dylan’s former tour bus, marooned in the backyard and repurposed with acoustical padding.

In the 60s, the property was used to stable Mr Ed and film the tv show.

Shangri-La, the studio was redesigned by Rob Fraboni in the early 1970s for by The Band and Bob Dylan's use, and it continues to operate as a recording studio today, and the bus they once used to tour the country is still parked in the grass, its insides turned into an auxiliary recording space

Clapton was staying here in the winter of 1975, the year the Band, Bob Dylan’s five-strong posse, had bought the ocean-view complex, first built as a bungalow in 1958.

I learned of this from watching the Dave Letterman Netflix show where he interviewed Jay Z

At 54, Rubin is arguably the country’s best-known music producer. He’s responsible for that infectious keyboard loop on the Beastie Boys’ “Girls” from 1987 and the warbling guitar in Tom Petty’s 1994 hit “You Don’t Know How It Feels.” A producer who has made and remade dozens of major recording artists’ careers over the past 34 years.

As the founder (in his NYU dorm room) of the storied Def Jam label, the Long Island–born Rubin helped usher hip-hop into the mainstream, in the ’80s, making waves as much for the raw sound of the rappers he brought aboard—old-schoolers like Slick Rick and LL Cool J—as for the brash promotionalism he deployed to expose his artists, and himself, to a broader public. In the 1985 film Krush Groove, a fictionalized account of Def Jam’s rise, Rubin plays himself alongside an actor portraying his then–business partner Russell Simmons.

Def Jam Records co-founder and music producer Rick Rubin purchased Shangri-La Studios for $2 Million in 2011.

Artists that have recorded here include Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Adele, Frank Ocean, Eminem, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, Metallica, Ed Sheeran, The Rolling Stones, Kings of Leon, and Eric Clapton.

Bo Hopkins American Graffiti

South Bend's road show for lathes and drill press

a trailer that has been specially outfitted to enable South Bend to take its product line on the road and let prospective customers see, touch, and operate its range of machinery that includes, lathes, a milling machine, drill presses and a grinder.

In addition, tooling and attachments for the machines are displayed in glazed cabinets on the walls.

Mounted behind the cab on the tractor is an engine-driven generator that produced electricity which illuminated the interior of the trailer with ceiling lights and spot lamps and allowed the machines to be operated. It also appears to have a heating and air conditioning unit built into the front of the trailer.

Happy Fathers Day balloon I thought was fun

San Diego is a city that has a booming brewery business, and it's also a city of many public paintings and murals, here the two combine

 I don't know why, or how so many people can afford to buy over priced beer. Anything over a dollar a 16 oz bottle is a waste (imho)

a strange way to deal with not having a read window wiper

Motorcycle EMT? They've got the 1st aid bags, and O2 bottle... isn't that odd?

in the neighborhood