This is happening behind my house tonight. I'll take a walk over with the dog in a bit. Mr. Nag has been manning the barricades (to prevent people from parking) since early morning. Brr!
An outdoor sound and light show, dramatic film premiere and fireworks will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the burning of Niagara, an event that shaped the destiny of Canada. The video will tell the story of the burning of the town from the point of view of a fictional survivor of the devastation.
Saturday, December 07, 2013
Nothing says celebration like good champagne. But would you spend $300.00 on a champagne that tickles the ear as well as the tongue? This Vautrin-designed Krug Sounds Set gift box contains a Limoges porcelain device that has the acoustic capabilities of a seashell. The set also includes a bottle of Krug Grande Cuvee and two Riedel champagne flutes, which the shell fits perfectly.
Via Holy Kaw!
This $6,500 Santa Stake-Out Kit by PlanetOptics has everything you need to catch Santa this Christmas. To outwit Santa you will need the following:
OPMOD Ghillie Suit Snow Camo Final Approach One Shot Blinds Final Approach Pull-Over Cover
Propper Crew Neck Mens T-ShirtBlackHawk Omega Elite Tactical Vest #1
Under Armour Coldgear Hitch Lite Cushion Boot Socks
BlackHawk ECW Pro Winter Operations Gloves
Tru-Spec H2O Waterproof ECWS Gen 2 Parka
BackpacksOPMOD P.A.C. 3.0 Personal Articles Carrier Bag
Hydration & Food Storage
Neverlost Food Thermos
Primus C&H Commuter Mug Stainless Steel
Camping GearEberlestock Ultralight Sleeping Bag w/ G-Loft Insulation
Boker USA Bon Appetite Knife
Hunting GearCass Creek Harmon Synthetic Mule Deer Female in Heat Scent
Leupold RX-1000i Compact Range Finder with DNA
Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam Night Vision Field Scan Trail Camera
AimSHOT Heatseeker Infrared Spotter with Laser
AccessoriesGen Pro Tactical Stocking with MOLLE
Bolle Mojo Snow Ski Goggles
Zippo Hand Warmer, Black
Surefire P2X Fury Flashlight - Dual Output Tactical Light
Pro Ears Pro Hear IV BTE Digital Hearing Device
5.11 Tactical Field Ops Watch
Brite Strike Technologies Tactical Balls White LED Rolling Devices
OPMOD TBO 1.0 Limited Edition Tactical Bottle Opener
Uniden Two-Way FRS/GMRS Walkie Talkies
OPMOD WB 1.0 Limited Edition 8x42mm Waterproof Binoculars
Night Vision, Thermals & CamerasCarson OPMOD DNV 1.0 Limited Edition Mini Aura Digital Night Vision Pocket Monocular
Elmo Indoor Day/Night Network Dome Security Camera
Brinno TimeLapse Motion Sensor Digital Camera Bundle
Canon EOS Rebel T4i Digital SLR Camera Kit
FLIR Scout PS-24 Thermal Camera / Digital Thermal Imager
Celestron C90 Mak Spotting Scope w/ Tripod
If you spend Christmas Eve hiding behind a snowdrift with all this gear and still can't catch a fat old man maybe you should just give up and accept the magic of Christmas.
The Maginot Line is a defensive wall built by the French between the two world wars, extending from the North Sea to the Mediterranean. The concrete fortifications, obstacles, and weapons installations were designed to defend France against German attack.
Life was hard for soldiers stationed in these dark bunkers and some of the more artistic enlisted men set about making their underground digs more pleasant by creating artworks on the damp walls. Photographer and urban explorer Ben Schreck discovered preserved frescoes inside the Maginot Line.
|A monument to Barry stands in the Cimetière des Chiens near Paris|
St. Bernard dogs were kept by monks to help rescue those who were stranded in the St. Bernard Pass in the Alps. The dogs would find buried travelers, dig through the snow and lie on top of the injured to provide warmth. Meanwhile, the other dog would return to the hospice to alert the monks of the stranded pilgrim. The system became so organized that when Napoleon and his 250,000 soldiers crossed through the pass between 1790 and 1810, not one soldier lost his life.
|A vintage illustration of Barry saving a small boy.|
At the end of his brave career Barry retired to Bern, Switzerland where his taxidermic body stands guard to this day at the Natural History Museum of Bern (below)
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Visual artist SUSO33 recently painted this large-scale mural in Madrid depicting a hundred or so of his figures gathering to form a large one.
It's getting chilly. You'd like to knit yourself a cozy scarf but you are not allowed to possess sharp objects since a silly misunderstanding a couple of years ago. No worries, you can use your arms as giant knitting needles and have a lovely handmade scarf in just 30 minutes.
McDonald's has announced it will start serving poutine, that hot mess of fries, cheese curds and gravy in all its restaurants across Canada.They will use Quebec cheese curds in its version of poutine, which will sell for $3.99.
Although poutine had its origins in Quebec in the late 50s I don't remember ever seeing it at the cabanes à patates when I was a kid. Perhaps if I had one of these to wash the slop down with I might consider making my own.