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Dr Hobbitstein

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Gender: Male
Home country: USA
Current location: Florida
Member since: Fri Jul 29, 2011, 09:25 PM
Number of posts: 4,238

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Police: 'Creepy clowns' spotted in Palm Bay

Source: Florida Today

Kelly Reynolds was walking her pit bull at dusk Sunday when her dog began to growl in the direction of the railroad tracks. She turned toward a wooded area and looked, but what she saw startled her.

“I saw them…two clowns just sitting there staring at me,” said the 41-year-old Palm Bay resident who was out for her nightly walk near Victoria Park around 7:30 p.m.

“I never run but I turned and ran back to my home as fast as I can. These clowns have to go away,” said Reynolds, who called Palm Bay police after the incident.

Police issued an alert to surrounding agencies and searched the wooded areas and railroad tracks near U.S. 1. The clowns were not located.

Read more: http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2016/09/26/creepy-clown-spotted-palm-bay-police-report/91117680/

I, for one, welcome our new clown overlords.

I'm not sure what it is, but I'm kind of loving it.
Posted by Dr Hobbitstein | Mon Sep 26, 2016, 06:53 PM (21 replies)

Classic albums meet Star Wars

Many more at link.

Posted by Dr Hobbitstein | Mon Sep 5, 2016, 10:32 AM (4 replies)

N.J. jazz giant Rudy Van Gelder, who recorded John Coltrane, Miles Davis, dead at 91

Source: NJ.com

Rudy Van Gelder, a renowned recording engineer who captured jazz greats Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and many others in his parents' Hackensack living room and later in his eponymous Englewood Cliffs studio, died Thursday at the age of 91, according to jazz writer Nate Chinen.

The location and cause of death were not announced.

Van Gelder, a lifelong New Jerseyan, recorded quintessential albums of the genre: John Coltrane's "Blue Train" and "A Love Supreme," Miles Davis' "Workin'" and "Steamin'," Thelonious Monk's "Monk," Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers' "Moanin'," and Lee Morgan's "The Sidewinder."

"I would say they learned how to record jazz together," says T.S. Monk, the son of the jazz legend and an esteemed jazz drummer in his own right. "He really, really got it right. You can list to a Rudy Van Gelder from the 1950s that sounds like it was recorded today."

Read more: http://www.nj.com/entertainment/celebrities/index.ssf/2016/08/rudy_van_gelder_jazz_recording_engineer_obituary.html

Sad day. Always loved the sounds he captured. Hancock's "Empyrean Isles" and Coltrane's "Blue Train".

A life well lived, however.
Posted by Dr Hobbitstein | Thu Aug 25, 2016, 07:16 PM (7 replies)

Washington has both a caucus AND a primary?

I just came across this. Is this why Washington hasn't allocated all 101 delegates?
Anyone who knows more about this want to explain it to me?
Posted by Dr Hobbitstein | Mon Mar 28, 2016, 11:19 AM (0 replies)

Vote with your head because your heart is just a muscle that pumps blood.

Thought happens in the brain, use that organ to vote for whomever you shall choose.
Posted by Dr Hobbitstein | Wed Jan 20, 2016, 07:54 PM (13 replies)

Someone sent the militia a bag of dicks!

Oregon militia organizers are getting fed up with all the unhelpful emails and obscene material being dumped off at the occupied wildlife refuge.

However, organizer Jon Ritzheimer is really taking issue with the enormous package (NPI) he just received – A huge phallic sex toy and a “bag of d*cks” that appear to be made out of candy.

“It’s sad that there are people who would spend this kind of money on this rather than spending it to do good in the world,” Ritzheimer said in a Facebook message. “I’m done living in fear of an oppressing force. I’m going to uphold my oath to the Constitution and sleep great at night knowing that I did everything in my power to ensure what our founding fathers did for us will not be lost.”

The Oregon militiaman does seem to like the idea of reselling the items on eBay.


I love that this happened on my birthday! Best. Birthday. Ever.
Posted by Dr Hobbitstein | Tue Jan 12, 2016, 09:02 PM (18 replies)

First off, that's not a blog.

Second, I have no idea who wrote it, it's a website with information. There is a difference. You asked for reasons, I gave you some with a link. But I see what you tactic is here...

Posted by Dr Hobbitstein | Thu Aug 6, 2015, 01:38 PM (1 replies)

U.S. honeybee colonies hit a 20-year high


You've heard the news about honeybees. "Beepocalypse," they've called it. Beemageddon. America's honeybees are dying, putting honey production and $15 billion worth of pollinated food crops in jeopardy.

The situation has become so dire that earlier this year the White House put forth the first National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators, a 64-page policy framework for saving the nation's bees, butterflies and other pollinating animals.

The trouble all began in 2006 or so, when beekeepers first began noticing mysterious die-offs. It was soon christened "colony collapse disorder," and has been responsible for the loss of 20 to 40 percent of managed honeybee colonies each winter over the past decade.

The math says that if you lose 30 percent of your bee colonies every year for a few years, you rapidly end up with close to 0 colonies left. But get a load of this data on the number of active bee colonies in the U.S. since 1987. Pay particular attention to the period after 2006, when CCD was first documented.

But here on DU I was explicitly told that GMOs were eradicating the honeybees.... Next anti-science talking point?

Posted by Dr Hobbitstein | Sun Jul 26, 2015, 12:37 PM (10 replies)

Scientists Find That Conspiracy Theorists Will Pretty Much Believe Anything You Tell Them

NASA faked the moon landings, HIV was made by the government, and Elvis ain’t dead.

Further fueled by “reliable evidence” on the Internet, these conspiracy theories can be added to and expanded upon for years, even decades in the case of the supposed UFO landings of Roswell in 1947.

Testing the theory that conspiracy theorists will largely only discuss, share and believe theories of other conspiracy theorists, scientists posted nearly 5,000 comments on Facebook, trolling conspiracy and science news pages with crazy rumors. YouTube user Rebecca Watson aka Skepchick discusses this study in her latest video on conspiracy theorists.


Posted by Dr Hobbitstein | Thu May 28, 2015, 01:50 PM (11 replies)

Hilarious Twitter exchange between Bill and Barack.

Posted by Dr Hobbitstein | Tue May 19, 2015, 08:44 AM (29 replies)
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