October 2019

Out of Context and Widely Misunderstood

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Last episode, Family Guy sort of reverted its stance on LGBTQ jokes, which really wasn't a surprise given the transphobic jokes it aired previously. While it sounded like the show was becoming more woke to the times and less abusive toward the LGBTQ community, in "Disney's The Reboot" Peter was asked about the pledge to be more respectful after yet another weak, lazy joke. Peter's reply? “That quote was taken out of context and widely misunderstood.”

General Porpoise

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Sometimes you just need fresh donuts, and one of the best places to get them in Seattle is General Porpoise. They have fresh ingredients as well as seasonal fillings that make each donut not only tasty and delightful, but a celebration of the season itself. Favorites like lemon curd and vanilla custard are always staples at General Porpoise but you can also get unique, yummy flavors like date shake and rose cream. They are incredibly decadent and delicious.

Halloween Read-A-Thon Check In

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Real Book family, I have a confession to make. Our Halloween Read-a-Thon is not going so well! My husband's been working a lot of overtime to train for a new job and the time we usually spend in the car, me reading aloud as we take our teen to various activities, has been severely shortened. We're only a few chapters into The Graveyard Book and we were supposed to begin Frankenstein today! I had a few books of short stories scattered here and there for us to read as well, but here we are, not even finished with book number two!

Upside Down Pumpkins

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If you're a Stranger Things fan, you might be interested in this adorable pumpkin craft that changes a pumpkin into the Upside Down! I have been seeing so many different takes on it ranging from minifigs displayed in moss to the demogorgon here, but most of them involve gutting a pumpkin and painting the inside black, adding glitter and making it as Upside Down as possible.

Nuclear Weapons 703 - Vulnerabilities of Navy E-6 Mercury Command Aircraft



Boeing E-6 Mercury aircraft

      The U.S. Navy designed the E-6 Mercury aircraft in conjunction with Boeing to control the U.S. arsenal in case of nuclear war. The E-6 is one hundred and fifty feet long, forty-two feet high and has a one hundred and forty-eight foot wingspan. It carries a crew of twenty-two and has a top speed of six hundred and ten miles per hour.

Nuclear Weapons 701 - The U.S. Has Fifty Nuclear Bombs In Turkey - Part 1 of 2 Parts



B61 bomb

Part 1 of 2 Parts
     During the Cuban Missile Crisis between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, new U.S. nuclear missile batteries in Turkey became a point of contention in the bargaining to avoid an all-out nuclear war. Those missile batteries were removed in 1963 as a concession on the part of the U.S.

Are Men Witches?

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Are men witches? We could argue for days about what constitutes as a witch, but this video suggests that men have secret powers since their bodies don't abide by any regular calendar, they get paid more for the same amount of work and they never have a line to stand in when they have to go to the bathroom.