Google earth tour speed control 

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Good Morning, ! It appears that some of you like my travel reports enough to write and comment, but that enough others don't like them taking space away from the jokes, so that the votes dropped quite noticeably. Actually, I had expected the opposite, that personal content would improve the voting. Well, live and learn. I'll keep this part short. Today we traveled from Torrey, Utah to Escalante. According to a sign, Highway UT12 was built as a make-work project from 1933 to 1935, with a lot of sweat and a lot of dynamite. Nowadays it would take longer than that just to get the Environmental Impact Studies done, and those alone would cost ten times more than the one Million Dollars that UT12 cost. It is an awesome road! If you looked at UT-12 Tour and clicked on Play Tour half way down the left menu, then you know how awesome it is. Especially the "Devil's Backbone" area had us stopping to take pictures often more than twice in the same mile. Have FUN! DearWebby
Thanks to Sandie for this one: As she was about to leave the house for her new job, she thought it would be fun if he picked her up at work and they could go out to dinner. She put a note on their dining room table that said, "For a good time, call..." and she put her new work number. When her husband failed to call, she took the bus home. "Where were you?" she asked. "Didn't you get my note?" "Oh," he replied with a sheepish grin, "I wasn't sure who wrote it."
Bert's wife enrolled Molly, her lovable but dumb cocker spaniel, in a ten-week obedience class. At the end of the term Molly had made little progress. She re-enrolled her, but at the end of the second course Molly was still noticeably behind her canine classmates. The instructor, perhaps determined to succeed with that dog, offered to let her repeat the course for the third time at no charge. That evening Bert heard his wife on the phone with her mother. "Guess what?" she said. "Molly was the only dog in her class to get a scholarship!"
Thanks to Sue for this picture: Song Sparrow in the rain
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to a 47 year old Bonehead in Calgary, Alberta. Calgary man nearly electrocuted A 47-year-old Calgary man is in critical condition after nearly being electrocuted near Strathmore. The man was severely jolted while trying to retrieve a model rocket from a high-volotage power line at a rural property northwest of Strathmore at about 10 a.m. Sunday. RCMP say the man was on a metal ladder and used a metal pole to dislodge the rocket from the power line. After the massive jolt, he plunged about eight metres (25 feet) to the ground. Bystanders performed CPR until EMS arrived. The man was transported to Strathmore Hospital where he was picked up by STARS Air Ambulance and transported to Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary where he remains in critical condition. A second man was also injured. He was treated at Strathmore Hospital and released.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Angela re: Google Earth Tour Dear Webby I have been on a LOT of bus tours, trying to make sure that my ungratefrul heirs won't be burdened with any undeserved funds, -and I am still working on that project-, but I have NEVER been on any tour, on which I saw a tenth of the scenery, that I saw on your tours. The only part, that I don't like is the high speed. Driving that fast is rather nerve-wracking for me. Do you really have to drive THAT fast? Is there a way to watch the tour in slow motion, like the instant replays in sports? Thanks Angela Dear Angela Those tours are not real movies of me driving. They are just a computer simulation, and you can adjust the speed. I set the speed quite high, so that people can watch it during a coffee break. You can adjust the speed to whatever is most comfortable for you. Just click on Tools, Options, Touring, and slide the control for speed to the left. A fringe benefit of that is that a slower driving speed gives the computer time to show more landscape details. For those of you, who just saw a route line and no movie of flying the route, go half way down the side menu on Google Earth, and look for a button with 3 little squares or a movie camera on it. If you hover over that, it says: "Play Tour". Hit that! Here is the link again: UT-12 Save that and run it. Have FUN! DearWebby
Thanks to Roland for this story: As I was nursing my baby, my cousin's six-year-old daughter, Krissy, came into the room. Never having seen anyone breast feed before, she was intrigued and full of all kinds of questions about what I was doing. After mulling over my answers, she remarked, 'My mom has some of those, but I don't think she knows how to use them.'
Daily tip from Second Hand Smoke Hurts Pets I was recently hospitalized when I couldn't breathe because of what began as a bad cold. Not surprisingly, after being a life long smoker, I was diagnosed with COPD (Acute Bronchitis). Needless to say an oxygen saturation count of 84 was enough for me to finally give up those cigarettes for good, but it also has made me think about the effects my unhealthy habit has had on others in my life. Thankfully, I have not smoked inside my home for over a decade and this new alert from the ASPCA makes me even more thankful for that, because my seven year old indoor cat Rachel had serious lung problems already when I rescued her as a kitten. Please read this alert! And it's not only the second hand smoke you need to consider when it comes to the health of your loved ones and your beloved pets: * Secondhand Smoke: Silent Killer Hurts Pets, Too By Deeli from Richland, WA Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the list, you can vote for it here:

His wife's graveside service was just barely finished, when there was a massive clap of thunder, followed by a tremendous bolt of lightning, accompanied by even more thunder rumbling in the distance. The little old man looked at the pastor and calmly said, "Sounds like she's been told!"
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During class, the chemistry professor was demonstrating the properties of various acids. "Now I'm dropping this silver coin into this glass of acid. Will it dissolve?" "No, sir," a student called out. "No?" queried the professor. "Perhaps you can explain why the silver coin won't dissolve." "Well, Professor Mc Scottish, if it would, you would have asked for MY coin for the experiment !"

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