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.

Friday, February 28, 2014

no fossil fuel dish frozen with no fossil fuel freezer

The no fossil fuel freezer (formerly known as the one season porch and before that before that as the three season porch) helps save energy.

This cheap thermometer covering an electrical box in the wall for some reason is always about 10 degrees warmer than the real temperature. 

Winter meals frozen from a night on the porch. 

The one season grill during the off-season

Deniers, Nazis and science

The source here is:  It is about scientists accepting new ideas. Notice no mention of Nazis since the holocaust had not yet happened and neither had political correctness (where you can only call conservatives names). 

"Wegener's drift hypothesis also provided an alternate explanation for the formation of mountains (orogenesis). The theory being discussed during his time was the "Contraction theory" which suggested that the planet was once a molten ball and in the process of cooling the surface cracked and folded up on itself. ....Wegener eventually proposed a mechanism for continental drift that focused on his assertion that the rotation of the earth created a centrifugal force towards the equator. ... This idea was quickly rejected by the scientific community primarily because the actual forces generated by the rotation of the earth were calculated to be insufficient to move continents.  Wegener also tried to explain the westward drift of the Americas by invoking the gravitational forces of the sun and the moon, this idea was also quickly rejected.  Wegener's inability to provide an adequate explanation of the forces responsible for continental drift and the prevailing belief that the earth was solid and immovable resulted in the scientific dismissal of his theories. In 1929, about the time Wegener's ideas began to be dismissed, Arthur Holmes elaborated on one of Wegener's many hypotheses; the idea that the mantle undergoes thermal convection.   This idea received very little attention at the time...Not until the 1960's did Holmes' idea receive any attention"

So the question now is to separate the climate warming propaganda of Al Gore from the 'it's a hoax' propaganda from Rush Limbaugh and company from actual science and pseudoscience paid for with government research grants.  

Here is the latest interesting episode in this saga:

In the post a denier who goes to church so cannot be a scientist we should take seriously complains about being call a 'denier' which links him to the holocaust deniers. 

Monday, February 24, 2014

Latest winter storm finally buries Garbin Moraine

After several storms of the century this season GM is buried.  We really got buried by the last storm but it was not one of the storms of century.  Talking about the storm of the century must be getting old so now it just snows and snows. 

Fence is completely buried.

The snow on the trees used to be pretty.

This Spring is going to be muddy. The fishing opener will mean ice fishing again this year (thanks to AGW - we know that is getting old but it never hurts  to spread the truth to the masses )
More fake snowing thanks to Picassso or however you spell it. 

A 'selfie' to show how high he snow is piled. TWW is 6 feet tall  when he stands up straight. TWW does not look happy with his surroundings.

The big hump is the table on the patio. 

Valentine's Day rose was good choice

Mrs. TWW's Valentine's Day rose is still around and not looking too bad. The lesson here is if you buy more than one rose they die off quicker.

Global warming causes dishwasher to stop working

For some reason the dishwasher started flashing green lights on Saturday night and stopped working. AGW is the only logical explanation since the area has been blanketed with snow caused by the polar vortex being sent south by greenhouse gases. Fortunately there are web sites to help fix these outbursts of bad things so by going there TWW learned what to do to fix the problem for now. 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

We report you decide

A locked safe in a kid's room? Horror of horrors.  Why not just leave the evil weapons in the parent's bedroom under the mattress where the kids would never find them? Or better yet make it illegal for parents to have any guns in the house in the first place. 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The cabin is cool (or will be this summer?)


"With all of this ice, all the sunlight that hits the surface of the lake is going to get bounced back out into space, so it's going to take longer to get warmer this spring and summer," Austin said. "The lake is going to just start warming this year when it will start cooling off for next year."

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tip of the day for beginning freeloaders

Rule #1: If you marry or shack up with a significant other be sure to find one who has relatives who bring lots of good stuff when they come to visit. 

Rule #2: Always buy good beer when the guests show up and if you have good guests visiting they will drink brandy. 

Below is a meal of leftovers from the last time (Saturday) the relatives show up.  

The third amendment for dummies by a dummy

Quote for the day

"The dream is damned 
and the dreamer too 
if dreaming's all 
that dreamers do" - Rory Miller

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Space alien burial interrupted

It appears the last blizzard interrupted a space alien burial ceremony. Why they would want to bury a commrade in our back yard is not knowable.  The coffin is just sitting there unburied in the snow.  You might remember Wisconsin has had many UFO sightings in the past years since there are looser drunken driving laws and many of the sightings were after the bars closed. 

View from kitchen through the window screen

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Do as I say not as I do

"Dwayne Ferguson spent more than a decade advocating for nonviolence and peace in the streets of Buffalo.
He was a well-known face in the movement for the SAFE Act, the state law that made carrying a gun on school property a felony. He was also a familiar presence in the hallways of the city’s Harvey Austin Elementary School, where he worked in the after-school program and mentored students.
No one imagined that on Thursday he would show up at the school in possession of a gun, touching off an hours-long lockdown, search and ultimately his arrest on two felony charges.
Ferguson, 52, told WGRZ-TV that he frequently carries the gun, for which he has a permit, and did not realize he had it on him when he went to the school as part of the mentoring program.
Those who have worked with him also said they believe it was an honest mistake."
note: if this were an NRA member would the people say the same thing?

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Cabin fever causes people to do strange things

Where is Mrs. TWW's cabin

Some good people down at the University of Alabama were nice enough to create a computer map of where the family cabin is. Look for the dark blue area on the upper left part of the map.  The color means it is the coldest place in the world compared to what is 'normal'.

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Latest Minnesota joke

“I’m solving problems. … I’m a job creator,” Ventura said. “And I’m not only creating jobs, putting Mexicans to work, I’m stopping them from running across the border, now, and taking our jobs, because my whole staff said that if I wasn’t down here, and I didn’t have them, they’d be coming up to America, looking for jobs.”

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Guess who is coming to dinner.


Monday, February 03, 2014

Remember Clarence Thomas?

Just think what we would be hearing if Woody Allen was a conservative....


Sunday, February 02, 2014

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