TWW is The Warped Woodturner who is a local artist living in a suburb of Springbrook, WI (pop 87). His mission is to use a wood lathe to make interesting but mostly useless objects from locally-sequestered carbon for tourists to bring back to the city to give to people they had to buy something for but don't like that well. His target market is the senior citizens since their vision is not as good as it used to be so cannot see the defects as well.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A walk down to get the mail after the storm of the century

Kohler Lane not yet plowed as was Bass Lake Road and there was no mail in our box.

No wonder they are going broke. They tried to deliver a package to TWW when the roads were not passable. This is the status of the birthday present TWW bought for himself: 

"Tracking Information:
Status:In transit
Ship Carrier:USPS
Tracking ID:9102901001301665252346
Latest Event:Springbrook WI
Delivery attempted - February 29, 2012 2:05:00 PM"

 Official snow gauge and recycling container.

Latest storm of the century burying Garbin Moraine

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Latest storm of the century due tonight

from NOAA:

"Tonight: Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 29. East wind between 10 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 7 to 11 inches possible. 

Wednesday: Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 34. East wind 5 to 15 mph becoming north. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible. "

Monday, February 27, 2012

Norwegian Rotarians for Newt?

Newt Gingrich, at Oral Roberts University:
Barack Obama is the most dangerous president in modern American history ….these are not Norwegian Rotarians. There’s a very specific desire to kill us. There’s a desire to destroy our civilization…The president wants to unilaterally weaken the United States…So defeating Barack Obama becomes in fact a duty of national security…

Well anyway, there is no official Norwegians for Newt site yet in spite of the fact his wife went to an obscure Norwegian college in Iowa.  But here is more information on African Americans for Obama.  According to the Obama web site it was established in 2007 and not just announced recently. 

To see the place this is documented see:

Sunday, February 26, 2012

White people for Romney or whoever?

Well, here is a black people for Obama ad. Interesting how white people get called racist for doing the very same thing.  Such is life when there are too many liberal arts degrees in the world. 

Another crackpot letter to the editor in the works


While listening to the results of the Birkie  on the radio I was struck by the basic backward  backwoods philosphy inherent in this ski race and how unfair the whole thing is.  We all know the top 1% of the finishers must have inherited their wealth of athletic genes putting the other 99% of the racers at an unfair advantage.  And then there is the training some of the top skiers get from  their corporate sponors that none of the 99% is privy to.  Finally is the lack of practice snow for people who were born or forced to live in the wrong areas.  All of this adds up to a rigged contest where the 1% wins at the expense of the 99% who are citizen-skiers.  

While it is not physically  possible to have thousands of racers crossing the finish line on Main  Street at the same time there are other solutions to the unfairness of this  race.  The simplest soution is to give handicap minutes to people in the 99% based on how much snow there is where they live. This data must be availabe from NOAA.  It would not even mean changing the starting waves.  The only thing that would change is it would take longer to see who won since the first person across the line may be beaten by many people from areas where they could not train as much but their handicap minutes would make them the true winners.  This is only one small step towards getting the basic unfairness out of the race.  Perhaps in future years race officials can devise ways to factor  corporate sponsorships into the handicaps mix and maybe even genetics and have a truly fair race.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Burning charcoal lighter

The WI DNR tells people to burn when there is snow on the ground since it is safer. What they don't tell you is the only thing that burns is the fire starter.  The brush pile in the valley will still be there for summer burning when it is more dangerous. 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Scam of the day: Millie Horton

See this link since it cannot be embedded here:   (it will open a new window)

Quote from the link: 

 " "You recall, back in the debate we had George Stephanopoulos talking all about birth control. We wondered why in the world that contraception -- it's like, 'why's he going there?' Well, we found out when Barack Obama continued his attack on religious conscience. "

TWW congratulates the Democrats on a great scam!  Willie Horton scammed people's fears about black people.  This Millie Horton scam works on women's fears about men. An excellent scam. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

More exciting trail cam pics

Tiramisu Layer Cake recipe

Unlike the dead bones cookies Mrs. Anonymous made (TWW was only following orders) the Tiramisu Layer Cake was a hit. People wanting the recipe can go to this link:

Mildly wobbling platter from 2" x 12" board

Italian dinner coordinated by Megani

Due to privacy concern there are no pictures of faces of participants. 

Saturday, February 18, 2012

More cheesehead news

Wisconsin DOJ’s training director shoots own hand

By ASSOCIATED PRESS   Friday, February 17, 2012 - 7:45 p.m.
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — The training director for the Wisconsin Department of Justice is recovering from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound to the hand.


More do as I say not what I do? (use slide at bottom to read entire quote)

Friday, February 17, 2012

Winestopper tops from walnut log

Winestoppers being made for RARA The Elder , wife and kids. Guess which one is for RARA the Elder.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Know anybody looking for an innovative way to pay for college?

Tell them about:

Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Fuhrer?

"The effort to recall controversial Gov. Scott Walker is producing a mixed message about where things stand now: More than 1 million people signed the petitions to cut his term short, but Walker’s approval ratings have since ticked upward. Walker leads potential challengers in a recent Marquette poll by margins of between 6 percent and 10 percent, hovering between 49 percent and 50 percent."

Read more:

Bomb, bomb, bomb,.. bomb, bomb bomb Iran

Be ready to watch the action from your living room.  See:

They are coming to take you away

see link:  (they would not let TWW embed this video since they are afraid you would learn about it) . Another take is below: 

Monday, February 13, 2012

Quote of the day

"In a visit to Cairo, Egypt, Justice Ginsburg told Al Hayat television, “I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012.”
Instead, she urged Egyptians to look elsewhere to more modern constitutions in South Africa, Canada, and even the European Convention on Human Rights." 

TWW thinks we need more people like this on the Supreme Court in Zimbabwe if they even have courts there anymore. 

"RACINE, Wisconsin — James Ladwig recently took over the job of Racine County executive. ...So with the new job, Ladwig got a new set of rules for governing his county....

.... Now that unions have less of a say, local leaders like Ladwig and school officials have more options for balancing their budgets. One way Ladwig and the Racine County board  exercised this freedom is by putting volunteer inmates from the county jail to work shoveling snow from sidewalks, mowing the medians on state highways and doing landscaping. Before the Wisconsin law passed, unions blocked the move on the grounds that if the work was to be done, it had to be done by union members. Under the new law,  unions can no longer block the program....Snowplow drivers and other county employees used to get double pay, plus eight hours of comp time, for working holidays. Now they just get time-and-a-half.... "

See why the unions hate Der Fuhrer in Wisconsin and want to recall him? 


Action pictures from the trail camera

note: TWW will be moving the camera to a different location soon

Song of the day

Another technical problem

Why doesn't the picture above do this? 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

This may save some trees

There is a free drawing software program TWW finally heard about from the Google people as they try to take over the known world. See:

TWW may start using this to make bowls to give to people.  The basement at GM is not heated too well but still much warmer than the garage in winter. Above is TWW's first try to do a bowl for enhanced life enrichment.  If you want to draw stuff see the link above.   

Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Commies are trying to hack TWW's computer

TWW got a message from his security software saying a certain web site was trying to break into his computer. He used a search engine to find the stuff below. Didn't our leaders say we were safe from Communism years ago? is from Russian Federation

An Internet Protocol address (IP address is a numerical label that is allocated to a computer (can be any electronic device) which is part of a network (NetDirect) that utilises the Internet Protocol. Every IP address does the following: (1) location addressing and (2) host or network interface identification.

e.g. IPv4/IPv6 format for an IP Address, or for a website

Compare to another IP
IP Address:
IP Address Country: Russian Federation (RU)
IP Address Region:48 Moscow City
IP Address City:Moscow
IP Postal Code
IP Address Area Code0
IP Metro Code0
IP Address Latitude:55.7522010803
IP Address Longitude:37.6156005859
IP Address ISP:NetDirect
IP Address Proxy:
IP Address Host:95-168-173-155.local

Friday, February 10, 2012

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