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Russian Navy Sunday Morning Inspection

Image, Source: digital file from intermediary roll film

It’s Sunday and that means it is the right day to run a photo of a Sunday Morning Inspection in the Russian Navy. The photo is from 1893.

All the men look to be in order.

I don’t know much about the Russian Navy or about the Sunday Morning Inspection. It does not seem based on the photo above that these men were sailing aboard Russian Torpedo Boat 61. Torpedo Boat 61 is what you see below in an 1895 photo.

It looks awful to serve on that thing. Cramped and hot.  

File:Minonoska 1877.jpg

Here is a web page dedicated to the Russian Navy.

May 10, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Houston District H Council Election A Joke—Photo Of Rubber Chickens

In Houston’s City Council District H special election yesterday , two candidates beat some other candidates and have qualified for a runoff that will be held some day sooner or later. Here is the Houston Chronicle story on the issue.

Of 93,000 registered voters, only 4,200 folks showed up. 


Some folks blog about this stuff quite often. Here is what Houston political blogger Charles Kuffner said about the District H election.


I’m going to run a joke here on the blog— 

A frog telephones the Psychic Hotline and is told, “You are going to meet a beautiful young girl who will want to know everything about you.”The frog says, “This is great! Will I meet her at a party, or what?”“No,” says the psychic. “Next semester in her biology class.” 

( Yes–The District H race was not a very good joke which is why I ran a not so good joke.)

Also, I’m going to run a picture of rubber chickens  

File:Archie McPhee rubber chickens.jpg

Maybe Mr. Kuffner has some insight I’ve missed, but one has to wonder how much time this stuff is worth when the people who live in the district don’t care.

May 10, 2009 Posted by | Houston, Politics | , , , , , | Leave a comment