What’s in your basement?

I don’t home can, but my grandmother did, and it always tasted better than the stuff you get in the store. Maybe it was the love and maybe it was added honey…

 

 

Can you identify the ship?

Here are three photos of the ship.

The watermark might help you.

shallow draft… a torpedo could easily pass under her.

Because this is a tough one, the answer is at the bottom of the blog.

 

Soon to include Australia

 

Canadian Travel Destinations during the Plague

 

Here’s a map of the most prevalent racial/ethnic group by states. Non-Hispanic whites are the largest group in 47/50 states, while Latinos are a plurality in California and New Mexico. Asians form a plurality in Hawaii, while African-Americans are the top group in DC.

 

 

Reenactor Porn

Ready for the Chevauchée!

 

Identify the Aircraft

 

 

The answer to: Can you identify the ship?

Finnish coastal defense ship “Väinämöinen” 1941-1944

25 COMMENTS

  1. The aircraft is a Pilatus PC-9 in the livery of the Irish Air Corps.
    (I nearly mistook it for a Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano but Jane’s helped me to avoid that mistake: the roundel clearly points toward Ireland and the Irish are operating Pilatus PC-9s but no Tucanos. The superficial similarity of both aircraft is striking!)
    A tricky challenge indeed; thank you for that one!

    The ship was easy: it is not the Bismarck!

    • I wanted to buy a PC-9 for my own use and looked into it. It would make a decent commuter aircraft for hops around the US and Latin America. It turned out to be too rich for my blood, but I haven’t given up the dream. I thought that you all would tumble for the Super Tucano, in wide operation across many countries. DRAT, foiled again, Martin.

  2. We do have a choice who’s in our lives, some have become self-eliminating. The older I get the less tolerance I have for asinine people who are willfully ignorant. Schools don’t teach how to think, they teach what to think. We are seeing the result.

    Growing up our basement looked like that (“wealth”)…ALL the neighborhood mom’s put up canned food from the family garden. No basement here, crawlspace, and since the garage went up there’s nothing in it except the water and radiant heat systems.

    Speaking of long distance travel, how exactly did all these “Biden is our Savior” T-shirt wearing Haitians show up at our southern border looking like they just left the Hacienda, a 2000 mile trek, half over water? Me thinks there is something afoot. (my genius thought for the day)

    That IT pic…looks like the current administration, massive disconnect…but I believe that’s the plan.

  3. Regarding the re-enactment photo, I wonder if hundreds or a thousand years from now there will be reenactments of our recent Wars. Maybe the Second World War or Gulf War 1. Perhaps with reconstructed Spitfires or Apaches. those battles are all too recent now for that ever to feel right. But give it five hundred years and people with time and disposable income. It would be a strange sight to our eyes today just as soldiers from those long-ago battles would look at our reenactments today..

    • There are already WWII reenactor groups, who lovingly maintain real equipment, and build decent replicas of other pieces (from a Japanese Hi-Go tank to a German Sdkfz 222 built on a car chassis.)

      As to planes, you can buy 1/3 and 1/2 size kit planes of various WWII aircraft. Or be like the guy who built a fully flying B-17 that seats 1 person. And the kit planes have been used in the recreations.

      I haven’t heard of a Boxer Rebellion reenactment group. But there are ones for just about every other war from WWII to earlier.

  4. Thought it was a Tucano also so kudos to Martin. LL, if you bought one I bet it would be “optioned” with the rocket pods.
    Luckily no basement, just a crawlspace that is empty. My barn however probably needs to be nucked from orbit. I keep throwing stuff away and the rest keeps breeding more junk.

    The IT guy that did that to the servers must have hated his coworkers who would have to sort that out. Hopefully there would be enough slack in the CAT 5/6 that you could just put another connector on and reconnect.

    Interesting info on where Canadians travel to. Good to know that COVID avoids all the vacation spots.

    • Maybe I’m missing something, but the primary problem seems to be which was connected to what, with slack a secondary issue? Looking at all those green cables gives me flashbacks to being an electrical engineering TA and trying to help a student debug his breadboarded contraption. “What on earth made you decide to use ONLY black wires?”
      “Um. It looks killer?”
      Black wires matter. /eyeroll

      As to the basement bounty, never discount the importance of love.
      Sure, love won’t stop a bullet in flight, or overcome physics in a car crash, but being able to see the world through the eyes of love (and gratitude) changes our perception of the world, and in so many ways that makes all the difference.

  5. I had to look it up…
    >>A chevauchée was a raiding method of medieval warfare for weakening the enemy, primarily by burning and pillaging enemy territory in order to reduce the productivity of a region, as opposed to siege warfare or wars of conquest. Wikipedia<<

      • The English learned it from the Normans, of whom that cavalry group is reenacting. You can tell by the cloth on one of the lances… Y’all may have geek-fu towards planes and guns, but 11th century armor?

        That’s some seriously expensive kit shown in the picture. Looks like they have period saddles, as far as I can make out.

        Dammit. Just 4 or 5 more numbers correct on a Lotto ticket and that would have been me. (Whiiiiiiinnnneeeee!)

  6. Great opening meme. I’ve shamelessly procured it.

    One section of our basement vaguley resembles your picture. I’m gathering some canning supplies and books, and will try canning next Summer when the local farm stands are open. It’s about as fresh as you can get.

    Yes, test scores. How racist of you. Don’t you know knowledge itself is racist? Concepts of yes/no, right/wrong, 1+1=2 are racist, outmoded, and a sign of the Systemic White Superiority Racism. If we can’t produce enough Marching Morons on our own, we simply most open the borders to allow them to enter.

    May I see Your Papers, Please?

    No idea on the ship. The aircraft looks like a Tucano.

    The IT meme made me blow coffee everywhere. I’ve seen it happen. You should also do the same if you’re firing the Telco/PBX guy, as they can really do some damage. And yes, VERY few companies lable the cables.

  7. Canning food and storing it was a tradition two or more generations back in my family. One small point on your picture. The shelving needs to be secured to the wall and a retention bar placed about 3″ above the shelf in front of the jars. Security for when the earth shakes.

    • Oh, definitely. Was going to say the same thing. And you don’t have to worry about earth shakes so much as small animals like cats and children.

      Me? I would never ever use those wire shelves. Something a little more, hrmmm, heavy duty, because overbuilding is the Beans Way! At least the heavy garage type shelving, up to dedicated built wood shelving with 4×4 uprights all screwed into the floor, wall, ceiling, the cat if it’s not moving quick enough.

      And not in an open area of the house. Some place with a door, and no window in the room, as light will degrade the look of some canned food (and will make root vegetables start growing.)

      As for root vegetables, I like milk crates. Because, when (not if) you get a rotter, you can wash and bleach the milk crate and stop the rot from spreading. Wood will pick up the rot and transmit whatever mold caused the rot, even years down the line. Plus milk crates are easier for older and younger folk to move, and breathe better. Just store them in the darkest section of the room. (My kitchen is really dark unless there’s a light on, and I store a month’s or more of spuds (2-3 10lb bags from Wally World (wash and check the spuds when you get home) or Sam’s (they’re cleaner and dryer than Wallyworld spuds) in a milk crate I can scoot around, usually it’s between the dishwasher and the oven (oven door drops to just above the height of the crate)(apartment living is so much fun, but then again, upkeep is easier…)

  8. I don’t have a basement.

    Most automation equipment today communicates via ethernet.
    A couple years ago I got called back into work.
    they had fired a guy and as he walked out he walked by a panel cabinet with 20+ ethernet cables, not rj45 but circular 4 pin plugs.
    The nice thing about ethernet is that it usually doesn’t mater which port you plug the cable back into.

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    What’s in your basement?

    I don’t home can, but my grandmother did, and it always tasted better than the stuff you get in the store. Maybe it was the love and maybe it was added honey…

    Can you identify the ship?

    Here are three photos of the ship.

    The watermark might help you.

    shallow draft… a torpedo could easily pass under her.

    Because this is a tough one, the answer is at the bottom of the blog.

    Soon to include Australia

    Canadian Travel Destinations during the Plague

    Here’s a map of the most prevalent racial/ethnic group by states. Non-Hispanic whites are the largest group in 47/50 states, while Latinos are a plurality in California and New Mexico. Asians form a plurality in Hawaii, while African-Americans are the top group in DC.

    Ready for the Chevauchée!
    Given our national situation I was not sure if that was a comment regarding the photo or an order to prepare for a mission!

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