Saturday, May 15, 2021
That pipeline company that got hacked, and supplies about 45% of the East Coast's gas? Paid the ransom, of 75 Bitcoin, to get back to business. That's about 5 million dolars
Yup, someone downloaded the virus (in a hospital for gods sake) and Scripps has been unable to attend to patients... not because there's a lack of drs and nurses, or medicine... instead, they simply don't have access to the billing software to charge for procedures.
“They won’t take appointments, they won’t answer any questions about what is happening or when they might re-open, aren’t referring people to outside doctors, and will not even allow their doctors to speak with their patients via telephone as they say they cannot do that without a functioning medical records system,” Bernitz said.
Camp Agawak, a 100 year old all-girls camp at Blue Lake near Minocqua Wi, is patiently awaiting the start of its 100th summer, and 100th anniversary reunion. It was bought in 1989 by Mary Fried, who has finally found the 1941 camptruck!
After buying the camp and selling the truck because the rest of the camp badly needed the funds far more, Fried has spent the past 15 years searching for Camp Agawak’s beloved 1941 Ford 1.5-ton Transport Truck, and now it finally will soon return home, to the 260-acre camp on beautiful Blue Lake.
“I’d go through old photos, and there were lots of pictures of the truck,” Fried says. “Our former campers would always talk about the ‘Open Air.’ The counselors took it camping, hauled canoes, and they’d transport the girls back and forth to the lake.”
About 15 years ago, Fried decided to add “some history to the walls” of Camp Agawak, and one of the photos she chose was a black-and-white image of several girls climbing out of the truck, canoe paddles in hand. She enlarged the photo and hung it above “the slide” in the cafeteria, where the campers grab a tray for their meals. So every camper saw the photo three times a day.
Well, Mike Wolfe of American Pickers found and bought the truck, and flipped it, selling it to the Old Crow Speed Shop in Burbank, who kept it a couple years before selling it on Bring A Trailer, where it was spotted by the brother of one of the alumni campers who had spoken of the camp many times, as of course anyone would who'd had a great summer at camp. He saw the truck, told his sister, who immediately alerted Mary Fried the camp owner, who then had to win the online auction to get the truck back.
$28,000 is a good indication of the inflation in the last 32 years for old trucks, and it's proof that cool old trucks can still be affordable too.
Camp Agawak needs counselors by the way, and the camp is focused on 1st through 10th grade, June through August
TIL In 1985, an F-15A launched an anti-satellite missile from a 65-degree climb at 38,100 feet, knocking out an orbiting satellite 345 miles above the Earth; the missile traveled at 11,000 mph when it hit the satellite, which was orbiting at 17,000 mph
Say what you will about hoarding, but I think I'd want this guy on my team if the zombiepocalypse comes. He's going to have planned ahead, and have lots of the stuff it's going to take to survive, in comfort and style is my guess
and by the way, it was astutely observed that this can't happen, panic buying gas, in those few places where customers can't pump their own gas. Huh. Well, I guess that is true, sorta, they can still fill their 40 gallon RV tank, go home, pump it out, and then return to the gas station a couple more times until they fill a big god damn cube like this.
Friday, May 14, 2021
and how many of us have had just as much fun with the idea of fixing up something broken, to go fast with it someday?
magazine cover from 1903-30, back when adventure sold like crazy, when the world was on the edge of the change from horses to engine powered transportation, and imaginations could run wild with the possibilities of all the cool stuff Jules Verne wrote about
I wish I could make out the artists, and look to see what else they'd done
The driver of a Church Army mobile canteen hands over a cup of tea to the pilot of a Sikorsky R-4, the world’s first mass produced helicopter, at the RAF Helicopter School in Andover, UK, 1945.
and thanks Joe for years of cool content!
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Murphy's Law constantly one ups the previously most crazy thing I've heard of... warning, this is some dark evil twisted Murphy's law shit
Ray Galindo was hit and killed by Brandon Howze, who was drunk driving, as Galindo was leaving an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting
Drunk drivers rarely kill Hitler type evil people... they most often kill really wonderful people, and that's pretty damn cruel but proves Murphys law is a horribly twisted evil damn curse.
of course, it's my notion that the basic impressive stuff isn't taught in school, because kids would go home and do crazy shit with that info. Impressive crazy shit
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
a 1920-1923 Packard third series twin-six, 12-cylinder, 90-horsepower, 136-inch wheelbase, special MGM camera car, filming "wind stuff" in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's "The Wind.""
I am surprised to come across movie studio camera cars, and horse racing pacing cars... 2 unusual but legit forms of vehicles that have one function that they been adapted to