Glory Hole In Action

Remember that post years and years ago about The Glory Hole.  Yea, well, here it is in action.  All the rains that California has experienced in the last few months have filled up the Dam and the spillway is in full force.  Unlike the Oroville Dam, this one in Lake Berryessa is well within guidelines.  The drone footage is pretty neat, though, if you asked me, I think they should send a GoPro down the hole to see what it’s like.  I think that would be so ace.

Here’s a good overview of the Oroville Dam from a few weeks ago:

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I’m fairly certain this is the same Dam as from that original post, the photos look the same.  Unfortunately, the link no longer works.

 

How LEGO Bricks are Made

I’m sure you’ve seen versions of this before, but never matter, I’m posting the above video because I thought it was fun to watch, and it’s short, and you can spare the time.  Trust me.

Logan

I’m extremely sad that Logan will be the last time that Hugh Jackman plays Wolverine.  He’s one of those perfectly cast characters, and someone that you will really have a hard time finding a replacement for.  The X-Men have always been my favorite comic book movie series.  Honestly, I was never a comic book fan, but that movies, those I love.  What makes The X-Men franchise so good in my opinion is the consistency.  The same actors have reprised their roles over 17 years.  You don’t see that often.  Not to mention, the actors they got to play the roles are pretty close to perfect.

Anyway, I like the above marketing play that they put together.  It’s very modern.  Plus, The Hydraulic Press Channel is fun.

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Alternate History Thursday: Broadway

It is the year 1999, the world is struggling to come up with a solution to the Y2k bug.  Similar to how speculation was in our existing reality, there were contrasting theories as to just how widespread the potential damage would be.  Exactly like our world, doomsdayers were preparing for the worst  This included governments, who had the knowledge that the general public lacked.  Y2k was going to happen, there was no stopping it, there was no fixing it, technology was too far spread, too far distributed, even with the beginnings of the internet, there was no conceivable way to fix the issue everywhere.  Secretly, the United States Federal government began disconnecting all of it’s infrastructure from the internet.  They dictated to the individual states to do the same, but the thing that makes America Great is the sovereignty of each individual state.  Many states were at the mercy of their elected officials, and it did not help things when the Fed didn’t publicly endorse disconnection.

New York State was always one to do it’s own thing, regardless of who was in charge of the nation.  The Governor of the state, and more specifically, the Mayor of New York City were both big Y2k deniers.  So, while the federal government was busy preparing for the worst technological disaster to ever happen, NY was busy preparing for the party to end all parties.  Even though power stations, water, and gas supplies were disconnected from the internet, their function was still provided.  Much to the happiness of the populace.  It would be this dependency that ends up undoing everything.

As always, check after the jump to read this story with the music playing along.  It’s better, trust me.

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Light Up Heart

LED Heart

Remember this ?  Holy crap, that was 9 years ago?  Dang, time just seems to fly by.  Sadly, that heart is sitting on my shelf, not the desk of the person it was originally for, but in honor of Valentine’s Day, here’s the steps to make your own.

Impressive Wooden Marble Run

The most impressive part of this marble run is the fact that much of it is carved out of food.  Look at the organic shapes made.  It must have taken the guy ages to get all that detail in it.  It doesn’t hurt that marble runs are just fun to watch.

Renovation is complete

Nakatomi Tower

My trip this past weekend brought me down to Los Angeles, city of Angels.  It is also the home of Fox Plaza, which served as the setting for the greatest film of all time, Die Hard. Naturally, being in  Los Angeles for the first time, I had to visit this monument to film making.  You will be happy to know that the building is still standing, and it does accurately match the film of 30 years ago.

The Ultimate Showdown 2

This is an interesting update to the classic video The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny.  However, it’s filled with recent additions to the super-hero landscape.  Sure there are some classics: The T-800, Indy, Luke, but all newer takes on the famous heroes/villains of modern times.  Plus, there’s no catchy music playing in the background.  Maybe that’s what I miss the most.  Anyway, watch the above, it’ll keep you enjoyed for 8 minutes, then watch the original after the break:

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Joshua Tree

I warned you earlier in this week that I would be making my way down to the Desert of Lower California, but noooooo, you didn’t believe me.  Well take a look at it now buddies.  This is where I am – Joshua Tree NP.

Unfortunately, you’ll have to wait until tomorrow, or Monday before any real photos get uploaded.  Sorry.  Maybe you could check out my Instagram account, maybe, if I’m being kind.