Thursday, March 31, 2011
This is the case of 1 photographer taking photographs of a 2nd photographer.
The following photos were taken by Hans van de Vorst from the Netherlands at the Grand Canyon, Arizona .
The descriptions are his own.
The identity of the 2nd photographer is unknown.
I was simply stunned seeing this guy standing on this solitary rock at The Grand Canyon .
The canyon's depth is 900 meters (3000ft) here.
The rock on the right is next to the canyon and is safe.
Watching this guy - wearing flip-flop sandals - with camera and tripod, I asked myself 3 questions:
1. How did he get onto that rock ?
2. Why not take that sunset picture from the rock to the right, which is perfectly safe?
3. How will he get back?
After the sun set behind the canyon's horizon, he packed his things (having only on free hand) and prepared himself for the jump.
This took about 2 minutes, and at that point, he had the full attention of the crowd of tourists.
He's now at the point of no return - he jumped in his flip-flops.
Now you can see that the safe rock is higher so he had to land lower - which was quite steep - and tried to use his one free hand to grab the rock.
Look carefully at the photographer.
He has a camera, a tripod and a plastic bag, either on his shoulder or in his left hand.
Only his right hand is available to grab the rock and the weight of his stuff is a problem.
He landed low - his right hand and right foot are slipping.
At this very moment, I took this shot.
He then pushed his body against the rock, waited for a few seconds, threw his stuff up on the flat rock , climbed up and walked away, presumably to a bathroom to change his shorts.
I know I had to change mine - and I was only watching !
Hans van de Vorst
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
To save the economy, in February, 2012,
the new Republican government will start deporting
old people (instead of illegals) in order to
lower Social Security and Medicare costs.
I started crying when
I thought of you.
YOU OLD BUZZARD, RUN!!
Well....what can I say?
I'm not going alone!
Is 70 years old.
Today, if Dorothy were to encounter Men with no brains, no hearts, and no courage -
She wouldn't be in Oz -
She'd be in the Florida Legislature.
The Cow an Ant and an Old Geezer,
are debating on who is the greatest of the
three of them. The cow said, "I give 20
quarts of milk every day and that's why I
am the greatest!" The ant said, "I work day
and night, summer and winter, I can carry
52 times my own weight and that's why I
am the greatest!"
Why are you scrolling down? It's your turn to say
Monday, March 28, 2011
What is Celibacy????
Celibacy can be a choice in life, or a condition imposed by circumstances.
And thus began Frank's life of celibacy...
AND Y'ALL THOUGHT I COULDN'T SEND YOU A SMILE TODAY
An Irishman goes into the confessional box after years of being away from the Church. He is amazed to find a fully equipped bar with Guinness on tap. On the other wall is a
dazzling array of the finest cigars and chocolates. Then the priest comes in. Excitedly, the Irishman begins..."Father, forgive me, for it's been a very long time since I've been to confession, but I must first admit that the confessional box is much more inviting than it used to be."
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The priest replies "Get out. You're on my side."
Saturday, March 26, 2011
In an act of kindness, the police took the dog, which was a female
greyhound, to the Nuneaton Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary, which is run by
a man named Geoff Grewcock, and known as a haven for animals abandoned,
orphaned, or otherwise in need.
Geoff and the other sanctuary staff went to work with two aims: to
restore the dog to full health, and to win her trust. It took several
weeks, but eventually both goals were achieved. They named her Jasmine, and
they started to think about finding her an adoptive home.
Jasmine, however, had other ideas. No one quite remembers how it
came about, but Jasmine started welcoming all animal arrivals at the
sanctuary. It would not matter if it were a puppy, a fox cub, a rabbit or,
any other lost or hurting animal. Jasmine would just peer into the box or
cage and, when and where possible, deliver a welcoming lick.
Geoff relates one of the early incidents. "We had two puppies that
had been abandoned by a nearby railway line. One was a Lakeland Terrier
cross and another was a Jack Russell Doberman cross. They were tiny when
they arrived at the centre, and Jasmine approached them and grabbed one by
the scruff of the neck in her mouth and put him on the settee. Then she
fetched the other one and sat down with them, cuddling them."
"But she is like that with all of our animals, even the rabbits.
She takes all the stress out of them, and it helps them to not only feel
close to her, but to settle into their new surroundings. She has done the
same with the fox and badger cubs, she licks the rabbits and guinea pigs,
and even lets the birds perch on the bridge of her nose."
Jasmine, the timid, abused, deserted waif, became the animal
sanctuary's resident surrogate mother, a role for which she might have been
born. The list of orphaned and abandoned youngsters she has cared for
comprises five fox cubs, four badger cubs, fifteen chicks, eight guinea
pigs, two stray puppies and fifteen rabbits - and one roe deer fawn. Tiny
Bramble, eleven weeks old, was found semi-conscious in a field. Upon
arrival at the sanctuary, Jasmine cuddled up to her to keep her warm, and
then went into the full foster-mum role. Jasmine the greyhound showers
Bramble the roe deer with affection, and makes sure nothing is matted.
"They are inseparable," says Geoff. "Bramble walks between her
legs, and they keep kissing each other. They walk together round the
sanctuary. It's a real treat to see them."
Jasmine will continue to care for Bramble until she is old enough to
be returned to woodland life. When that happens, Jasmine will not be
lonely. She will be too busy showering love and affection on the next
orphan or victim of abuse.
Pictured from the left are: "Toby", a stray
orphaned roe deer; "Buster", a stray Jack Russell; a dumped rabbit; "Sky",
an injured barn owl; and "Jasmine", with a mother's heart doing best what a
caring mother would do...and such is the order of God's Creation.
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