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The lights!The more "Griswold" the better.
This one too . . .
Christmas trees. I decorate mine with sunflowers each year.
by Bill Lee
Nice tree, misterlee! My favs include the beautifully wrapped presents that are placed underneath the Christmas trees. I'm especially attracted to the ones with my name on them.
Yep, the spirit . . . I gots it. I don't even hate the haters this time of year. At least not as much. Whatever.
First time I drank eggnog was in '72. I was also an occasional user of Beechnut at the time. Both at the same time is a terrible, terrible thing to do. Terrible. Haven't tasted either one since.
Christmas? I'm just now getting out the Halloween stuff (I'm a charter member of Procrastinators International).
When deer hunting out west last week we did see one extremely nice decoration: LED tube lighting in a deep blue color running along either side of a quarter mile long curved driveway which lead uphill to a nice ranch home. We could see it for miles. You can do cool stuff like that with LED lighting, which uses very little juice.
If you fell from 23 miles out in space and your chute didn't open, how high would you bounce? I think I would at least try to throw in a double with a full twist.
The Karman line is too far. 23 miles from sea level, I guess. The stratosphere maybe. When I was in college a friend of mine and I were drinking a 12 pack and watching Faces of Death. This guy jumped out of a plane and his chute didn't open. He got about a 10-12 foot bounce out of it. I'm thinking if you fell from 23 miles you'd probably get one hell of a good bounce or you'd create a nice crater.
At a 45 degree angle of flight, travelling at 600mph, how high could a commercial jet go before something bad happened.
Eddie, by reindeer is the only way to travel during the holidays. Santa never crashes. You won't need a parachute & clearing customs is a breeze.
To me it looked more crater than bounce.
Wile E. Coyote's Space Jump
by Jake Scott
Well, that Felix Baumgartner jerk hit 834mph but then he started slowing down. I don't get that at all. I was kind of hoping his chute wouldn't open. A quick timeline:
On 25 July 2012, Baumgartner completed the second of two planned test jumps from 96,640 feet (29,460 m).
Main jump on 14 October 2012 when Baumgartner landed in eastern New Mexico after jumping from a world record 39,045 metres (128,100 ft) or just over 39 kilometres (24 mi).
On 6 November 2012 Baumgartner was convicted of battery and was fined €1500 after punching a Greek truck driver in the face.[
Did you ever jump? Think of how the ground rush must have been at 5,000 feet after jumping from that altitude. Yikes! I probably would've exited the dive at 8,000! I don't know where this guy went out at.
Mach 1? No-no-no! In fact, I no longer want to think of that stuff. I won't go up in anything smaller than a 737 these days.
Christmas trees next to the curb after it's all finally over.
Jingle all the way!
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