Tripod aid for shooting downward 

Good Morning, !
Today is Monday, August 13

We got fresh, cold air coming all the way down from the
Yukon. It blew the smoke back over the Rockies to BC and
down into the US. The cold air dropped the temperature 30
degrees and caused a lot of clouds, but the air is fresh
and clean.

Have FUN!

Todays Bonehead Award:
Woman used identical twin's name 
during drug arrest, sister claims
Today, August 13 in
1960 "Echo I," a balloon satellite, allowed the first 
two-way telephone conversation by satellite to take place. 
More of today in history at HIstory
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_____________________________________________________ Thanks to Sandie for this one: Definition of an Irish husband: He hasn't kissed his wife for twenty years, but he will kill any man who does. Q. What do you call an Irishman who knows how to control a wife? A. A bachelor. ___________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Myesha Brown, 25, Memphis, Tennessee Woman used identical twin's name during drug arrest, sister claims Tarnesha Lee, talked with FOX13 Saturday outside 201 Poplar, but if you look up jail records, she was locked up at the time. If you look up her name, she’s was just busted for drugs. When in fact, she told us she has never been arrested. An affidavit showed, Lee was busted early Saturday morning after MPD searched a motel room and found 28 Ecstasy pills. She’s charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell. “I have a professional career, I don’t need my name slandered like this,” Lee said. Here’s the problem, Lee has an identical twin sister, Myesha Brown. Brown has a rap sheet and she was actually the one busted for drugs but she gave officers her sister’s name because she had warrants out for her. Lee said, “She’s constantly using my name and they’re telling me there’s no way they can clear it out.” Lee told us MPD must not have even checked Brown’s ID when she was arrested. “Any proof that’s her name before you just use my name on a felony charge like this, that’s not fair,” Lee told FOX13. Lee said she’s been frantically trying to get the problem fixed. She made calls, went to MPD, Jail East, 201 Poplar. She said she showed her driver’s license, credit cards, insurance cards even a marriage license as proof of who she is. But Lee claims she was told nothing could be done until Monday and she may have to go to court to clear things up. Lee said, “they should be changing in the system but I’m getting the runaround saying there’s nothing they can do right now.” So while Lee said she’s angry with her sister for creating this mess in the first place, she’s even more upset that no one is helping her fix it. Lee told us, “all I want them to do is go ahead and clear my name so I can move past this,” Lee told us her sister has used her name when she was arrested three other times in Mississippi but she was able to clear that up right away.
From Leo Re: Downward tripod Dear Webby, This question is not really web related, but since you answer questions about digital cameras,... is there a gadget for adapting a tripod to take pictures downward, and that don't cost more than the camera ? Leo Dear Leo Get a wide, foot long ruler, either plexi glass or plastic, and fairly stiff. Usually, the wider they are, the stiffer and less flexible. Before airport security went nuts after 9/11, I used to use a 2" wide, foot long strip of 1/4" aluminuim, but nowadays you have to use plastic or plexiglass. 5mm Plexiglass works well. Most car and house window places have it, and you might be able to get a scrap for free. Drill a 5.5 mm (1/4") hole about an inch or two from the end in the middle of the ruler. Heat up the middle of the ruler or plexiglass with a handheld hair drier or hot air blower, and twist it gently so that the ends are 90 degrees offset from each other. You might want to clamp the ends between some wood, so that you don't burn your fingers when you do that. If you don't have luck with twisting, you COULD just bend it 90 degrees in the middle. The reason I prefer the twisting is because that way it takes less room in your camera case. However, either method works. Get a 1/4" x 20 wing bolt about 3/4" long. NOT the metric equivalent! You CAN still get them in Imperial dimensions! Imagine the hassle I had finding one of those when I was a kid in Austria in the late 50's or early 60's! They had gone metric centuries before then, but camera tripod sockets were still in Imperial. You also need a 1/4" x 20 wing nut. You may have to go to Home Depot or any big hardware store for those. They are still available! Now put the ruler onto your tripod and fasten it with the wing nut. Put the wing bolt through the hole on the free end of the ruler, and thread it into the bottom of the sideways held camera. The reason for using wing nuts and wing bolts is so that you don't have to carry a wrench. Even if you assemble the gadget only finger tight, iron bolts tend to get very sticky if left in aluminum. Spray paint it all bright yellow, so that you can find the parts easily in your camera bag, and threaten major mayhem if somebody borrows any of those bright yellow components. Have FUN DearWebby
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Today, August 13 in
1521 Present day Mexico City was captured by Spanish
conqueror Hernando Cortez from the Aztec Indians. 

1704 The Battle of Blenheim was fought during the War of
the Spanish Succession, resulting in a victory for English
and Austrian forces. 

1792 French revolutionaries took the entire French royal
family and imprisoned them. 

1889 A patent for a coin-operated telephone was issued to
William Gray. 

1912 The first experimental radio license was issued to St.
Joseph's College in Philadelphia, PA. 

1931 The first community hospital in the U.S. was dedicated
in Elk City, OK. 

1932 Adolf Hitler refused to take the post of vice-
chancellor of Germany. He said he was going to hold out
"for all or nothing."

1934 Al Capp's comic strip "L'il Abner" made its debut in

1942 Henry Ford unveiled his "Soybean Car." It was a
plastic-bodied car that weighed about 1000 lbs. less than a
steel car and saved the steel for the  war effort. Nobody
liked it. 

1959 In New York, ground was broken on the $320 million
Verrazano Narrows Bridge. 

1960 "Echo I," a balloon satellite, allowed the first two-
way telephone conversation by satellite to take place. 

1961 Berlin was divided by a barbed wire fence to halt the
flight of refugees. Two days later work on the Berlin Wall

1985 The engagement of Maria Shriver and Arnold
Schwarzenagger was announced. 

1990 Iraq transferred $3-4 billion in bullion, currency,
and other goods seized from Kuwait to Baghdad. 

1992 Woody Allen began legal action to win custody of his
three children. A judge ruled against Allen in 1993. 

1994 It was reported that aspirin not only helps reduce the
risk of heart disease, but also helps prevent colon cancer.

2018  smiled.

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