I’m all for being a proud dad, but you can’t take a diaper bag to a monster truck show. In that snarling, spark spewing, ripped t-shirt wearing melee of fuel and dirt and cotton candy, there is no room for a murse. If I had the biceps I would have rolled a diaper up in [...]
Steam Trains are awesome. That much we can all agree on. And while watching a 7 minute video on YouTube of nothing but a single Steam Train might not sound like something you want to do, your kid sure as hell does. If he’s anything like my kid, this will make him poop. Nickel Plate [...]
There was a time when one could just waltz into an airport and stand in front of the window at the gate for no other reason than to watch the planes land, taxi, take off and the little tractors tow trains of baggage carts around the tarmac. Those days are gone. Now you have to [...]
Riding a bike is a sublime experience. Propelling yourself across the planet is serene, healthy and fun. Your travel is limited to your imagination, and the end of the road or trail. But what do you do if you want to take to the sea or the sky under your own power? Well, here are [...]
A friend of mine posted this photo from some snarky Facebook page called “No Hope For The Human Race.” Now, the image implies that if a 747 can carry a Space Shuttle, then it must be able to cary a full load of passengers and their standard and extra luggage because that thing looks HEAVY!!!! [...]
When I was a kid my grandfather, Big Daddy, used to take us fishing in Leeville Louisiana on the bayous of the Mississippi river south west of New Orleans. He had a moble home there he called the fishing camp. We’d motor around the waterways scattered with oil rigs, and pipes, wetlands and brackish lakes. [...]
I saw on the Pima Air and Space Museum’s Facebook feed a photo of NASA’s Super Guppy N941NA. It is an unreal looking cargo airplane that NASA uses to transport large space craft components. This strange looking aircraft has a cargo hold that is 25 feet b 25 feet by 111 feet and can cary a [...]
The Ladder Truck The back end controls are called the “tiller” hence the back driver is the “tillerman.” That’s where they started me, not in the driver’s seat. I think it was supposed to give you some good idea of how the driver can really mess up the tiller by doing the wrong thing. The [...]
I came across this link on Atlas Obscura the other day about the Battle of Peasholm which is re-enacted in a park pond in North Yorkshire England in model navy ships. The Atlas Obscura post says that this is “the smallest manned navy in the world,” though according to the Wikipedia article on Peasholm Park, only [...]
Every once in a while an idea comes along that’s just too awesome to succeed. This Dodge concept car called the Deora from 1967 is just one of those ideas. It’s sleek, cool, has a beautifully cool interior. I suspect that the primary reason it never went into production was the ridiculous front door hatch and swiveling tailgate.
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