Daily Archives: 08/24/2003

Urban Legends Reference Pages: Photo Gallery (Blackout)

Urban Legends Reference Pages: Photo Gallery (Blackout)

Before another person sends this to me: It’s a fake! Like the ‘WTC Guy’ photo a couple years ago. F-A-K-E! As in ‘not real,’ ‘completely bogus,’ or ‘you are a sucker who believes anything that shows up in your mailbox.’ Take a look at the real photo from NOAA showing the eastern seaboard. The blackout was nothing like the fake picture. New York is still visible, just dimmer.

Flowers

No, not the great Rolling Stones album, one of my favorites by the way. I mean actual flowers blooming on my doorstep. I got a few plants blooming like crazy and I took some photos about a week ago.

Blooming Aloe Plumeria #1

Plumeria #2 Plumeria #3

I don't know what kind of flower, but it smells nice The pitaya (dragon fruit) gets ready a bloom

Like I said, I took these photos about a week or ten days ago. Since then the plumeria has peaked and started to brown, the aloe is still going strong, and that cactus thing bloomed during the night and the flower was wilted the next day. I think the plant is a pitaya, a cactus that produces a fruit. I’ve never seen it bloom before in six years, so I am uncertain. But the flower sure looked like the flowers on the pitayas on this page. I’ve never seen another on Guam, so I guess I won’t be seeing those spectacular fruit anytime soon. I had some in Vietnam, it was delicious.

Never Get Out Of The Boat

Watched Apocalypse Now Redux this evening. It’s been a very long time since I watched that movie. I could still recite entire scenes. This version adds in almost an hour of footage cut from the original theatrical release. The added material includes expanded scenes on the patrol boat, a second meeting with the playmates, and an extended sequence with a clan of French colonists.

I thought the original movie was incredible, and this new version adds to that masterpiece. Some of the new material seems disjointed from the rest of the film, but the end affect is positive. I will probably watch it again tomorrow.