Two Crazy Ways to Kill Insects

A Few Interesting Ways to Kill Insects

Being a former beekeeper I am not too afraid of bee. However, as a former land lord, I had to deal way to often with yellow jackets, hornets and wasps. They can be a pain to get rid of…

The folks over at Boing! Boing! often share interesting and unusual video. Check out the two below.

Weed Wacking Wasps





The Shop Vac Solution

Young Golfer Takes Out a Drone

Golfer vs Drone

Personally, I am not much of a golfer. I can drive the ball well but, on the few occasions that I tried the sport, I managed to hit 2 ducks and 1 goose. Drones wern’t around in those days.

Lumpy’s Multi-Bean Soup

Lumpy’s Multi-Bean Soup

While I am not the world’s greatest cook and the recipe below is only a variant of the one on the back of the bag, many people like my bean soup. So here it is:

The Ingredients

bean soup photo
Photo by Rusty Clark – On the Air M-F 8am-noon

One of the nice things about soups is the ingredients may be varied. Capitalize on this to stretch the food budget. If the celery is getting soft, chop it up and add it. (Save celery leaves, freeze them and use them to season chicken soup and stuffing.) If the market has mushrooms at a good price, add them. Dried beans keep a long time, never pay full price, only buy when on sale and store in glass jars.

  • a 20 oz. Bag 15 or 16 soup mix (I usually go with either HamBeens or Hammy’s brands) I never use the flavor packets enclosed.
  • Some of these are already in both of the above mixes, add the following to stretch the recipe:
    • 1 cup pinto beans
    • 1/2 cup northern beans
    • 1/2 cup navy beans
    • 1/2 cup black eyed peas
  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds smoked pork neck bones (Smoked ham hocks or ham if you prefer. Personally, I like the neck bones the best.)
  • 1 1/2 cups diced onions the fresher and the stronger the better
  • 2 cups chopped onions, fresh canned or even canned for chili
  • the juice of one lemon (2-3 tablespoons)
  • 2 cans of diced tomatoes, optionally diced tomatoes for chili
  • 2 cloves of chopped garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of chili powder (if you don’t use canned tomatoes for chili)
  • Optional additions:
    • peppers
    • mushrooms
    • celery
    • diced carrots

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Looney Tune Flight Attendant

A Jazzed Up Landing Announcement

Sure beats the typical landing announcement.

Tiny Tim Doing Strange Videos

Strange Video – Tiny Tim Covers Do Ya Think I’m Sexy

Another good reason to watch re-runs of The Tonight Show

There are certain things that should not be done. Then there are certain that are note worthy because they should not have been done and were anyways. This video certainly should fall under the later category.

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Amazing Mail Deliveries

Amazing Deliveries

Putting Special Emphasis on the Word “Service” for Postal Service

While listening to an episode of  WaitWait… Don’t Tell Me!, I heard an interesting story about a letter delivery. When dug deeper on the web, I found several similar occurrences. Read on for three amazing deliveries.  I wish the USPS were as dedicated as some the postmasters mentioned below.

Scott, from Scotland

Kudos to the NZ Post for successfully delivering a letter addressed as follows:

Scott, from Scotland … aged about 60/70?? … corner of Tiniroto Road (almost). By a bridge. Has a Japanese wife — who may be older but looks about 20 … also has a daughter, about 3. Loves history … Good sense of humour … tells a good tale … Rural delivery area, sort of south east of Gisborne.

Sound more like a clue in an adventure game than an address. Continue reading “Amazing Mail Deliveries”