Saturday, January 13, 2018

I Slept Here for 3 Years

Not this SPECIFIC bed, but when I was aboard the Enterprise (CVN65) between 87 and 91 (the last year was in the yards for refueling, so I lived off base), I slept in a middle rack, which opened up just like this one:

The biggest difference is that mine had 2 blue "privacy curtains" that you could draw across the opening to shut out the light.

And yes, that 3-inch thick foam mattress is even less comfortable than it looks.

The whole sleeping space was about 2'x2'x6'. Tall guys had to sleep on their sides, curled up. I was very lucky to be 5'10"

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Not Just a Joke in "Monster House"

[What Does Your Uvula Do?] (Viewer #1,172,710)

More useful than that bum, the appendix.

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

I Wish You Could See This

via American Digest

I've never been on a pleasure cruise, but I have been on an aircraft carrier, and one of the things that I remember vividly that's hard to explain to people is that the ship's wake goes straight back to the horizon without fading. I'm not sure why.

In this case, you can see that the ship turned a mile back or so.

Very persistant thing.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Saturday, December 16, 2017

A Good Poem Is Like Touching Sky and Smelling Clouds

Here's how to write 'em so people will read 'em:

a new study published in the journal Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts suggests that vivid imagery (i.e. sense-evoking description) is what makes a poem compelling

Wednesday, December 6, 2017