palate cleanser

Palate Cleanser – balls, circles and lines…

by Skip July 24, 2014

Optical illusion – you have no idea where this is going until they break it down to just one ball and add the rest of them back in! (H/T: The Blaze)

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Palate Cleanser – Salut Salon

by Steve MacDonald May 31, 2014
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Meet Salut Salon.  Funny.  Talented.  Well worth a few minutes of your day.

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Palate Cleanser – our SkyNet prototype Overlords try playing music

by Skip April 24, 2014

When you think about the coordination between a swarm of hexopters to pull this off, even at this crude musical level, one has to be appreciative of the programming that went into this (outside of setting up the instruments to be played by things that essentially can only go up and down) to get the […]

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Palate Cleanser – As a former very frequent flier, my hat is off to her!

by Skip April 15, 2014

Working for DEC and for my present company, I’ve flown a lot of miles in the Friendly Skies of United (close to 3/4 of a million).  It got to the point that *I* could have given the safety speech that is given before the plane leaves terra firma.  For the most part, it was the […]

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Palate Cleanser – Go ahead, you try this!

by Skip April 15, 2014

…because I know better that I’d end up in traction from picking up the dropped shells with my bad back.  It IS a bit jaw dropping the first time. (H/T: The Blaze)

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Palate Cleanser – This is the reward for being accurate?

by Skip March 30, 2014

Heh!  Does this mean one should try to miss once in a while? (H/T: The Blaze)

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Palate Cleanser – harmonies time!

by Skip March 2, 2014

I am a sucker for a good a cappella group and one of my favorite shows on network TV (“The Sing Off”).  Pentatonix won an early season (am hoping it will return) and have a great video out covering “Say Something” by Christine Agularia: (H/T: The Blaze)

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Palate Cleanser: if you are going to go Grenade Fishing, learn to time it right

by Skip February 16, 2014

(H/T: Maggie’s Farm)

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Palate Cleanser 2.0 – Call of the Wild

by Steve MacDonald December 24, 2013


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Palate Cleanser – Top Puppy Names for 2013

by Steve MacDonald December 4, 2013

Here’s something you’ll do next to nothing with.  The top four names for girl-dogs, for the eighth straight year in a row (no crooked years were included) are Bella, Daisy, Lucy, and Molly.    I have included the list for both most popular boy and girl dog names, top 50 for each, for 2013.  The list […]

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Palate Cleanser: PS 4 or .50 Cal – who wins? Slo-Mo!

by Skip November 19, 2013

I just love slo mo! (H/T: Oh Gizmo!)

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Palate Cleanser, Literally: A little Slice of Hog Heaven – Bacon Hot Sauce

by Steve MacDonald November 7, 2013

A little Slice of Hog Heaven; Bacon Hot Sauce   Have no fear, bacon flavored hot sauce is here — darren rovell (@darrenrovell) November 4, 2013

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Palate Cleanser: yeah, I admit it – I’ve done the same thing. No, although the Jerk thought I was the jerk…

by Skip August 1, 2013

Some guys at an office decided that the Jerk with the new expense sports car needed a comeuppance of a “you’re a Jerk” message.  I’m betting that this is at a place where part of the pecking order involves “parking near the door” and this guy was constantly doing what we all hate: parking sideways […]

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Palate Cleanser- Bear Does Harlem Shake

by Steve MacDonald July 31, 2013

Twenty-four seconds.  It goes by so fast.

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Palate Cleanser 3: Fastest? “Mobility scooter” or a hi-end sportscar?

by Skip July 18, 2013

OK, not exactly your granny’s “hover round”… Sidenote: you notice those commercials for those power chairs that were “available at little or no cost to you” seem to be gone?  Yeah, busted allegedly for Medicare fraud. I always wondered how friends and co-workers could afford houses WAY more than what I had even as our […]

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Palate Cleanser 2: No way would TMEW let me get one of these

by Skip July 18, 2013

Imagine! I could do my lawn in, oh, 30 seconds flat – at a 130 mph.  Isn’t technology wonderful? What’s one of the perks of being Honda, a multi billion dollar global corporation? That it can make vehicles like the one above at whim. They took the body of one of their HF2620 Lawn Tractors […]

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Palate Cleanser 1: Betcha we Groksters could do this higher, faster and harder….

by Skip July 18, 2013

Or, mebbe not.  Not in a political state of mind tonite, at least thus far today, so enjoy this series of coordinated ball handling. Oh, alright;  we’d have to get this right the FIRST time – or we’d be passing the ball around in the hospital ward. (H/T: The Blaze)

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Palate Cleanser: slow motion AK-47 firing – underwater!

by Skip June 24, 2013

I love watching stuff in slow motion – without technology, we’d never get the chance to see some pretty surprising things and this clip is no different.  However, the host premises a hypothesis about firing rates… …and ends up with a counterintuitive result! (H/T: Gizmodo)

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A Friday Night’s Palate Cleanser – time to break some eggs

by Skip February 8, 2013

(H/T: Instapundit)

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Palate Cleanser – Little Wing

by Steve MacDonald January 27, 2013

I’ve been quiet this weekend– Bathroom remodel,  closets, floors, and much more on the way.  I expect with but a few exceptions it will consume my spare weekend hours for several weeks.  So I have not had my finger on the pulse of politics and culture but I find myself no worse for wear.  And […]

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Oz The Great and Powerful

by Steve MacDonald November 15, 2012

Having just mentioned The Wizard of Oz here, and a different franchise prequel here, I guess we might as well share this;  It is the Wizard of Oz prequel.  Yes dear readers, there is a prequel.  And it looks half good and then some. The movie is due out next March.  It tells the tale […]

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Palate Cleanser: Hey, Darth Vader…

by Steve MacDonald November 1, 2012

No reason to stop talking about this yet. Darth Vader!  Now that you’re part of the Disney Family… what will you do next?   Hot Air

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Palate Cleanser – ‘Lab’ Experiment

by Steve MacDonald September 22, 2012

My Yellow lab, Chance, likes to help out with the “dishes.’  And what dog doesn’t?  Here he is discovering what can only be an inter-dimensional multi-sided grill spatula.  

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Palate Cleanser – Superman Dumps Lois Lane?

by Steve MacDonald August 23, 2012

Now this is important. It looks like Superman and Wonder Woman are going to be an item.   The New 52 Justice League issue 12 has them kissing in an air-born embrace.  And how perfect is that.? He doesn’t lie so that lasso of truth thing will never be a problem. There is, of course, the […]

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Palate Cleanser- Snow Dogs

by Steve MacDonald August 12, 2012

I shot this last winter, then proceeded to play with the transitions in my video editing software of choice, then left it in a folder for a warm summer day.  I’ve had a few opportunities for ‘warm summer day’ and not posted it, but better late than never. … so here are some cool dogs […]

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Palate Cleanser – Stoned Wallabies Make Crop Circles

by Steve MacDonald June 12, 2012

In Tasmania the legal production of poppies is a major industry.  According to the BBC they provide about 50% of the worlds legal opium “for morphine and other painkillers.”  Some of the local Wallaby population has taken to digesting the plant and then wandering through the fields high.   This wandering is producing  “crop circles.”  Those […]

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