One unarmed Ukrainian woman stops an entire column of tanks with one hand.
Her left hand at that.
While not entirely sure just exactly what that means,
I think that one has to be impressed with a man so dialed in to his mind, body and spirit that he felt death coming well enough in advance to get off a quick note about it.
Click on the photo for a pretty good Wikipedia primer on this powerful little man.
One hundred years ago this weekend, the most destructive storm in their recorded history struck the Great Lakes.
Bodies along the beach south of Goderich, Ontario wearing Wexford life jackets. Photo: The Historical Collection of the Great Lakes, Bowling Green State University, as used in The Wexford: Elusive Shipwreck of the Great Storm, 1913; Paul Carroll.
Twelve ships went down with all hands, eight on Lake Huron as over 250 men were lost.
Waves reached thirty six feet as winds in excess of eighty miles and hour were recorded.
Sustained winds of over sixty miles per hour raged throughout the Great Lakes Region for over sixteen hours.
Click on the photo above for a nicely done story on this tragedy from The Detroit News.
This one has well over three million hits by now, so maybe you've seen it.
We post it as an example of the attitude and quality of service being provided to the American people by the Federal Government of the United States of America.
Which service by the way, the American people are paying top dollar for.
Neither rain, nor sleet, nor a real long sidewalk .......
Named after the application for unemployment benefits from the United Kingdom, UB40 went on to sell over 70 million records over their 30 plus year career, during which time they have filled major concert venues on every continent and nearly every country on this earth.
If ever there was a testament to the power of simple songs with simple parts and simple arrangements played perfectly night in and night out it is UB40.
Here is the incomparable Ali Campbell on vocals and hips. Robin Campbell playing his upside down strung, Fender Strat, left handed. Astro doing whatever it is that Astro does. James Brown is on the drum kit and Norman Hassan is playing percussion. Earl Falconer is playing bass guitar and Mickey Virtue the keyboards. The back line features Brian Travers on a Yamaha WX7 breath controller to a synth, along with Henry and Patrick Tenyue on Trombone and Trumpet respectively,
Where Did I Go Wrong.
And from the same show, because I couldn't make up my mind.
Come Out To Play.