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USO Canteen FReeper Style ~ Pancakes on Wednesday ~ 26 November 2003

Posted on 11/26/2003 2:13:42 AM PST by Radix

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Pancakes on Wednesdays

Welcome to Pancakes on Wednesdays.

Wednesday, November 26, 2003

Here is an amalgamation of trivial facts and seemingly useless data.

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 TAUTOCHRONE A curve on which an object falling under gravity will reach the bottom in the same amount of time, no matter from where it starts.This may seem like the most abstruse of mathematical ideas, but it makes accurate pendulum clocks possible. It goes back to the seventeenth century Dutch scientist Christiaan Huygens, who knew that the pendulum is not quite the perfect keeper of time that one would like. It works well enough if its movements are kept small, but as the size of the pendulum’s swing varies, so does the time it takes—only slightly, but it’s a serious problem if you’re trying to make your clock precise.Huygens discovered that there is one curved shape, and only one, which is perfect in this respect: the cycloid, the curve traced out when a point on the edge of a wheel rolls along a road. If you position a cycloidal curve like an inverted arch, and release a marble from any point on it, it will always take exactly the same time to reach the bottom, no matter where on the curve you start from. So the cycloid is said to be a tautochrone. Huygens used this discovery to construct curved jaws from the point of support of the pendulum; these forced its string to follow the right curve no matter how large or small the swing.The word comes from the Greek tauto, “the same” (which we have inherited in words like tautology) and chronos, “time” (as in chronometer); so the word means a curve of equal time.

Happy Birthday

1731 - English poet William Cowper

Cowper's name will always be associated with that of John Newton, his friend and pastor. Together they wrote many hymns familiar to us today.

His poetry was quite influential. Many people who scorned evangelicals as "Methodists" would read Cowper's poems. He addressed many social issues, such as African slavery, as well as spreading the Gospel.

Peace After a Storm

1 When darkness long has veil'd my mind,
And smiling day once more appears;
Then, my Redeemer, then I find
The folly of my doubts and fears.

2 Straight I upbraid my wand'ring heart,
And blush that I should ever be
Thus prone to act so base a part,
Or harbour one hard thought of thee!

3 Oh ! let me then at length be taught
What I am still so slow to learn;
That God is love, and changes not,
Nor knows the shadow of a turn.

4 Sweet truth, and easy to repeat!
But when my faith is sharply try'd,
I find myself a learner yet,
Unskilful, weak, and apt to slide.

5 But, O my Lord, one look from thee
Subdues the disobedient will;
Drives doubt and discontent away,
And thy rebellious worm is still.

6 Thou art as ready to forgive,
As I am ready to repine;
Thou, therefore, all the praise receive;
Be shame and self-abhorrence mine.

Happy Birthday

eugene ionesco 1912

"It's not a certain society that seems ridiculous to me, it's mankind."

### Eugene Ionesco and the Theatre of the Absurd

The Theatre of the Absurd surfaced in the 1950s with a group of playwrights who included Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco, Jean Genet and Harold Pinter. Their avant garde plays expressed the belief in a godless universe where human existence has no meaning or purpose so therefore all communication breaks down. Logical construction and argument gives way to both irrational and illogical speech. The Theatre of the Absurd reached it's ultimate conclusion in Beckett's play 'Breathe' in 1970 - this play consisted of noise rather than dialogue.

Turkey pancakes

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

Rich Little 1938

I am an excellent prestidigitator.

Happy Birthday

Tina Turner (Anna Mae Bullock) 1938

A CHANGE IS GONNA COME

I was born by the river in a little tent
Oh, and like that river I've been running ever since
It's been a long, long time coming
But I know a change is gonna come
Oh yes it is

It's been too hard living and I'm affraid to die
I don't know what's up there beyond the sky
It's been a long, long time coming
But I know a change is gonna come
Oh yes it is

I go to the movies and I go around in town
Everybody there keeps telling me "don't hang around"
It's been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change is gonna come
Oh yes it is

Then I go to my brother
But he just winds up, knocking me
Back down on my knees

Sometimes I thought I wouldn't last for long
But now I think I'm able to carry on
It's been a long, long time coming
But I know a change is gonna come
Oh yes it is

Would you like some Triangulation with your pancakes?

We are counting cards!

On this day:

1789 - U.S. President Washington set aside this day to observe the adoption of the Constitution of the United States.

1832 - Public streetcar service began in New York City.

The first railroad system in New York, owned by the New York and Harlem Railroad company, begins operating approximately nine blocks between Union Square and 23rd Street.

1861 - West Virginia was created (out of Virginia) over a dispute of slavery. West Virginia was against slavery.

Happy Thanksgiving

1940 - The Nazis forced 500,000 Jews of Warsaw, Poland to live within a walled ghetto

1942 - The motion picture "Casablanca" had its world premiere at the Hollywood Theater in New York City.

1983 - A Brinks Mat Ltd. vault at London's Heathrow Airport was robbed by gunmen. The men made off with 6,800 gold bars worth nearly \$40 million. Only a fraction of the gold has ever been recovered and only two men have been convicted in the heist.

1998 - Hulk Hogan announced that he was retiring from pro wrestling and would run for president in 2000.

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1 posted on 11/26/2003 2:13:42 AM PST by Radix

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Aeronaut; Bethbg79; blackie; E.G.C.; fatima; Fawnn; HiJinx; Hondo1952; ...

2 posted on 11/26/2003 2:15:29 AM PST by Radix (The Pancakes are up! Happy Thanksgiving!)

3 posted on 11/26/2003 2:17:55 AM PST by Aeronaut (In my humble opinion, the new expression for backing down from a fight should be called 'frenching')

To: Aeronaut
G'morning, friend, and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours :-)

Amd God bless our troops.

4 posted on 11/26/2003 2:20:42 AM PST by JohnHuang2 (< -- As Neanderthal as they come)

To: Aeronaut
Amd = And
5 posted on 11/26/2003 2:21:14 AM PST by JohnHuang2 (< -- As Neanderthal as they come)

G'mornin' to you, too, and Happy Thanksgiving :-)
6 posted on 11/26/2003 2:22:06 AM PST by JohnHuang2 (< -- As Neanderthal as they come)

To: JohnHuang2
Good morning John. May your Thanksgiving also be filled with the Lord's blessings.
7 posted on 11/26/2003 2:22:44 AM PST by Aeronaut (In my humble opinion, the new expression for backing down from a fight should be called 'frenching')

You are too funny, Radix. Thanks for Pancakes on Wednesday.
8 posted on 11/26/2003 2:22:52 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska (God Bless America and Our Troops Who Protect Her)

To: Aeronaut
Good morning guys,and thank you both for your dedication to the flyover of protection for our troops' Canteen, a place where we offer a "touch of home" for our troops, our veterans, their families, and our allies. I heard from home...about a foot of snow. How are you doing?
9 posted on 11/26/2003 2:27:21 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska (God Bless America and Our Troops Who Protect Her)

To: JohnHuang2
Good morning, JH. Thanks for pinging by.
10 posted on 11/26/2003 2:27:52 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska (God Bless America and Our Troops Who Protect Her)

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; MoJo2001; LindaSOG; Bethbg79; LaDivaLoca; tomkow6; Fawnn; HiJinx; ...

11 posted on 11/26/2003 2:28:41 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska (God Bless America and Our Troops Who Protect Her)

Hi Kathy. I hope you are enjoying your vacation, and that you will have a very blessed Thanksgiving holiday.
12 posted on 11/26/2003 2:29:24 AM PST by Aeronaut (In my humble opinion, the new expression for backing down from a fight should be called 'frenching')

Duty ~ Honor ~ Country

Click above to visit "A Day in the Life of President Bush"

13 posted on 11/26/2003 2:29:49 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska (God Bless America and Our Troops Who Protect Her)

To: Aeronaut
Enjoying my vacation. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mrs Aeronaut too.
14 posted on 11/26/2003 2:30:52 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska (God Bless America and Our Troops Who Protect Her)

A PRAYER OF PROTECTION

The light of God surround you
The love of God enfold you
The power of God protect you
The presence of God watch over you
Wherever you are,God is,
And all is well.
Amen.

Bless This House

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Bless this house O Lord we pray;
Make it safe by night and day;
Bless these walls so firm and stout,
Keeping want and trouble out:
Bless the roof and chimneys tall,
Let thy peace lie over all;
Bless this door, that it may prove
ever open to joy and love.

Bless these windows shining bright,
Letting in God's heav'nly light;
Bless the hearth a'blazing there,
with smoke ascending like a prayer;
Bless the folk who dwell within,
keep them pure and free from sin;
Bless us all that we may be
Fit O Lord to dwell with thee;
Bless us all that one day we
May dwell O Lord with thee.

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(Click on praying hands above, or on banner at the top to hear the music)

15 posted on 11/26/2003 2:32:54 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska (God Bless America and Our Troops Who Protect Her)

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; MoJo2001; LindaSOG; LaDivaLoca; Bethbg79; tomkow6; beachn4fun; ...
Good morning Troops, families, veterans, Israeli, British, Australian, Polish, and Italian allies (and everybody else, and all the ships at sea). Thank you for taking such good care of the USA.

I'm on vacation.

16 posted on 11/26/2003 2:33:37 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska (God Bless America and Our Troops Who Protect Her)

To: stand watie

17 posted on 11/26/2003 2:39:13 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska (God Bless America and Our Troops Who Protect Her)

To: FlyVet

18 posted on 11/26/2003 2:40:45 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska (God Bless America and Our Troops Who Protect Her)

To: SevenofNine

19 posted on 11/26/2003 2:42:07 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska (God Bless America and Our Troops Who Protect Her)

To: never4get; PigRigger

20 posted on 11/26/2003 2:44:57 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska (God Bless America and Our Troops Who Protect Her)