Tag Archives: Wikipedia

My Definition of ClickBait July 31, 2019

I tend to use a broader definition of clickbait (What is ClickBait?) than most people although Wikipedia has done a pretty good job of describing it. In my personal opinion, it doesn’t have to meet the deception requirement that may … Continue reading

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Another Unusual Kickstarter Campaign July 31, 2019

This one ends Friday, August 16 2019 7:00 PM CDT. This game is a cat (feline if you prefer) version of the Mao (or Mau) card game – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mao_(card_game). https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/peterchayward/meow-a-party-game-for-3-12-players It has met its campaign goal of $3,000 – Kicktraq: http://www.kicktraq.com/projects/peterchayward/meow-a-party-game-for-3-12-players/. … Continue reading

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Gen Con Beginners Guide: Advice and Tips – YouTube Video

For those not familiar with Gen Con, Wikipedia to the rescue – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gen_Con Gen Con is the largest tabletop-game convention in North America by both attendance and number of events. It features traditional pen-and-paper, board, and card games, including role-playing … Continue reading

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French submarine La Minerve (S647) found 50 years after disappearance – NavalToday

I try and recognize when a ship, sub, or other missing vessel has been found, especially if it has been missing for a long time. I saw this on Wikipedia today –  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_submarine_Minerve_(S647). Here are several articles reporting on the … Continue reading

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The Sixth Most Funded Kickstarter Campaign Winding Down July 18, 2019

For a long time I had never been the first to back a Kickstarter campaign. One day I noticed a Facebook post that was several hours old announcing a new Kickstarter campaign. When I checked on it, the number of … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Storm Area 51

If you haven’t followed the Storming Area 51 hoopla, the U. S. Air Force has made it clear through various media outlets – CNN, Forbes, New York Times, etc. that storming Area 51 is not something you should try. I … Continue reading

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United States National Cemetery System – Tombstone Tuesdays July 16, 2019

I initially started this as a separate post last month, but decided it deserved to be a Tombstone Tuesdays post – United States National Cemetery System: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_National_Cemetery_System. It may get confusing as there several federal agencies (V. A., NPS, Army … Continue reading

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FAKE PHONE CALLS — Musings

(Not exactly a blog. More like a gripe)I keep getting calls from numbers which indicate my local first three digits of my own cell phone (not the area code). I don’t answer the calls, and they never leave a message. … Continue reading

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The untold story of the alleged 1973 Mississippi alien abduction – YouTube Video

Originally started in late May 2019, but decided to wait until the anniversary of the alleged incident to post. In a For What It’s Worth (FWIW) disclaimer, the lie detector test(s) one (or both, there seems to be disagreement by … Continue reading

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Sir Ernest Edward “Weary” Dunlop

I mentioned Sir Dunlop in an earlier post yesterday, The Quiet Lions – Story of Weary Dunlop – YouTube Video. Here is more information on him: Australian War Memorial: https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C175855 BillionGraves: https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C175855 Britannica: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Weary-Dunlop Find-A-Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/152073777/ernest-edward-dunlop Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weary_Dunlop

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