The Watering Hole, Wednesday, October 22, 2014, and now for something completely different…

I found this video fascinating. The wave forms reminded me of my high school physics class, when I was trying to get a grasp of the particle-wave theory of light.

Open Thread Time


Reflections on the metahysical nature of the universe?


Shall we do the Time Warp again?

59 thoughts on “The Watering Hole, Wednesday, October 22, 2014, and now for something completely different…

  1. Came across these very striking specimens:

  2. Jimmy John’s Noncompete Agreement Comes Under Congressional Scrutiny

    ……….many workers at Jimmy John’s stores have been required to sign noncompete clauses in which they agree not to work at a competing sandwich shop for a period of two years following their employment at Jimmy John’s. A competitor is defined as any business that earns 10 percent or more of its revenue from sandwich sales and sits within three miles of a Jimmy John’s location.

    The use of the noncompete is apparently at the discretion of individual franchisees, and HuffPost knows of no instances in which the noncompete has been enforced upon a worker. Nonetheless, several rank-and-file employees, including low-wage delivery drivers, have said they were required to sign the agreement upon accepting the job.

    “There is no justifiable business interest in imposing such a restriction on restaurant employees that are not privy to any of the company’s proprietary information,” reads the letter, a copy of which was provided to HuffPost by Crowley’s office. “Furthermore, we believe this practice can intimidate working individuals, many of whom are struggling to support themselves and their families while earning barely above the minimum wage.”

    • My solution is simple.
      I don’t eat at those places.
      Secondly, it’s a sandwich.
      There is nothing magical about their product other than over the top hype.

    • Oh heck – so bummed….. JJs is a great place for a nice fresh, super fast sambo….. now I know they are getting fooked just like Papa Johns….. let the boycott commence :-(…..

      But I don’t get it – it’s just a friggin ham and cheese sambo….. ?

  3. QOTD:

    “I walk back up. ‘Did you push my sister?’ And some guy gets up, pushes me down on the grass, drags me across the grass. ‘You slut, you fucking cunt, you fucking this.’ I get back up, he pushes me down on the grass again. And I have my five year old, they took my $300 sunglasses, they took my fucking shoes, and I’m just left here? A guy comes out of nowhere and pushes me on the ground, takes me by my feet, in my dress – in my thong dress, in front of everybody – ‘Come on you cunt, get the fuck out of here, come on you slut, get the fuck out of here.’ I don’t know this guy,” – Bristol Palin.

    It’s exactly like The Jerry Springer Show. From John McCain, who lectures us on eternal war, remember that this is what he intended to bring within a heart beat of the presidency. This is the man’s judgment.

    • I predict that the freaks at FAUX”News”, if they mention the verdict at all, will proclaim that convicting murderers will “embolden our enemies”. These cold-blooded killers will most likely be painted as “true patriots” who are being “sacrificed on the alter of political correctness”.

    • And they are getting shipped back to Baghdad to serve out their time in that prison wot was famous back when the President was a chimp?

  4. WTF? Aren’t the GOoPers the ones who have been pissing themselves about Ebola? Aren’t they the ones who began by claiming that “Obama isn’t doing anything” then moved on to “the CDC is incompetent” and then engaged in a mass poutrage about “Ebola terrorists” and crap? Wouldn’t any sane person conclude that the best way to fight an international epidemic, though one that has not reached the good ol’ U.S.A., is to work with international health organizations? Oh yeah. Now I remember. Sane people need not apply to the GOP.

  5. QOTDII:

    “The modern conservative is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.”- John Kenneth Galbraithe.

    • That is the truth!
      Even ‘preachers’ make up god quotes to justify the raking in of money from those who can least afford it…

  6. Looks like the NW rainy season has just begun. I was told that Eugene/Springfield can expect 2 to 3 inches of rain overnight. Yikes! Looks like the canal behind my house will finally hold water, again.

    • Yup, we’ve been pasted all day….. looked like north of 2″ today, need to check with my hippy pal in the woods NE of here and see what she got…

      …. wait until you have your first “Pineapple Express” ….. that’s something else!!

  7. My quote of the day… paraphrased cos I was in my car dodging seriously flooded highway….

    “When the Russian government changes… it goes like this…. all the state TV and radio channels all start playing ‘Swan Lake’ at the same time….. when someone figures out what to tell the ordinary Ivan in the street….. then they make an announcement. Next the stations return to their normal programs and whichever Czar loses…. you never hear of him again”

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