Good morning Riverrider, time to get up.
The aircraft captioned above, and featured below isn’t much of a mystery, but it will have to do today.
Were they Invited In?
Nobody has shown photos of the destroyed doors to the US Capitol, battered down by Trump supporters.
As we previously highlighted, the question of how long coronavirus restrictions will remain in place was put to Iceland’s chief epidemiologist, who responded in the affirmative that the rules could be in effect for up to fifteen years, with a booster vaccination mandated every six months to a year.
Yeah, with a 99.8% survival rate.
h/t Ed & The League of Deplorable Gentlemen and Ladies
Rome & China
The First Contact Between Rome and China [Seres] took place with Parthian traders who acted as intermediaries.
(Romans did not call it China, they called the country Seres, Latin for silk.) more here.
The Ancient Romans loved Chinese silk textiles, but for a long time knew very little of both China and silk production. For instance, several old Roman sources claim that silk grows on trees, which is sort of true and not true at all at the same time. Silk cloth is woven from silk harvested from the cocoons created by silkworms, the larva of the species Bombyx mori (Domestic silkmoth). These larvae do live in trees, preferably the White mulberry tree.
In the year 166, an envoy dispatched by Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius successfully traveled from the Persian Gulf to China, thus establishing the first direct contact between the two empires. This was after the Romans had defeated Parthia on the battlefield (Bombyx mori), taking control over the Persian Gulf themselves.
There is the lost legion that may have ended up in China too. The jury is out on that one.
-1- How do you know when you’re too drunk to drive? When you swerve to miss a tree only to discover that it was your air freshener.
-2- There has been a huge up-tick in women with testicular cancer now that the woke crowd has taken charge. What can more can be said? Erections have consequences.
-3- Cartoon of the Mooch from back in the years just post-Obamanation, when Melania and the Mooch were being compared.
-4- Yeah – yeah, a death wish.
-5- As some of you know, I’m always looking for the perfect scam, whether it’s leasing out my property as carbon credit offsets or naming a star after somebody you love (you’d get a certificate suitable for framing). This one is new, but it rivals the star naming thing.