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Old 03-03-2019, 08:20 AM   #646
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A few years are not represented in the above tempestry.

That word still sounds like 'the study of storms' to me.

Here's an interesting comparison between Utqiagvik, Alaska (on the left, L-R, 1925, 2010, 2016) and Death Valley, California (on the right LóR: 1950, 2016):

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Old 03-03-2019, 01:03 PM   #647
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I've been up ten minutes, and already I've learned something. Besides that I shouldn't have gotten up to begin with. Ow.


This morning I've already learned about The Tempestry Project. Ow.

To whet the appetite, the word tempestry is a portmanteau of the words temperature and tapestry. Ow.


Below are tempestries for Deception Pass, Washington, for the years 1950 - 2017 (left to right):

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Each day's high temp is represented by a different color, with January 1st at the bottom and December 31 at top.

Ow.
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I'm camping at Deception Pass next month with my BIL, A.
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Old 03-03-2019, 02:34 PM   #648
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Take a scarf, and lookout for drifts.
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Old 03-17-2019, 10:07 PM   #649
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a new word. Paronomasia. I can't believe I never came across this before....
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Old 03-18-2019, 07:34 AM   #650
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I lost one of my Nomasias on 9/11. I no longer have a paro them.

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Old 03-18-2019, 09:08 AM   #651
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Today I learned about whiskey stones.

Chill the stones in your freezer, cool your drink without watering it down.
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Old 03-18-2019, 01:33 PM   #652
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Gives new meaning to "On the rocks."
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Old 03-18-2019, 02:32 PM   #653
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Today I also learned that the novel Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (that the movie was loosely based on) was written by Ian Fleming (I learned that watching Jay Leno's Garage on YouTube).

And that the name of the book was derived from a lewd/bawdy WWI barracks song. But I can find only mentions that there is a song, can't find the lyrics.

I did find that chitty bang bang referred to the paper pass (chit) you had to have to leave the barracks in order to visit the brothel.
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Old 03-19-2019, 01:09 PM   #654
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We find scammers pretty quick on this site.

Move along, you won't do any business here.
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Old 03-26-2019, 08:45 PM   #655
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Yesterday I learned that in The Breakfast Club, Carl the janitor was the high school's "Man of the Year 1969"... a fact which is slyly revealed during the film's opening montage.

The reveal happens for two seconds at 2:48 in this opening, do forward to near the spot



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Muh man CARL. Man of the Year.
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Old 03-27-2019, 06:09 AM   #656
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I think I knew that.
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Old 04-30-2019, 08:29 PM   #657
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How to vacuum a fish tank and change the filter. I should have learned ages ago, but today I did it.
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Old 05-02-2019, 01:03 PM   #658
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Today, I learned...

...that after about a week of investigatin', professional car mechanics are no closer to identfying what ails my car than they were from the start.
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Old 05-02-2019, 01:18 PM   #659
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Modern cars are awesome until they break.
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Old 05-02-2019, 06:37 PM   #660
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