I’m not blogging anymore, anywhere, any time. Doesn’t mean that’s forever. Just not necessary enough to my daily sanity-check to be required.
1st Indian Film Song to win an Oscar
Open it up full screen and let it rock!
World Wildlife Day
Barnum’s Animal Crackers
Original box circa 1902
Did you eat Barnum’s Animal Crackers when you were a kid or maybe you still eat them? Do you know why they put a string on the original boxes from 1902? Read the answer at the end of this post.
Do they still make Barnum’s Animal Crackers? According to Wikipedia the rotary dies are still used today. Barnum’s Animals Crackers are all produced in the Fair Lawn, New Jersey, bakery by Nabisco Brands. More than 40 million packages of Barnum’s Animals Crackers are sold each year, both in the United States and exported to 17 countries worldwide.
Today’s box…cages are finally gone
Today the box has changed and they have a handle instead of the string. About five years ago the animals on the box were freed from their cages as shown in the bottom picture.
The original string was put on the box because it was meant to be hung as a Christmas ornament after the cookies inside had been eaten.
UFO Port of Entry
Is it just me or is traffic getting worse?
It’s a bourgeois town…
Tell ’em, Leadbelly…
Forest Green Rovers 1-0 Birmingham
It’s halftime – and I’m chuckling to myself. In Nailsworth, it’s clear and evening cold. Here in Santa Fe, we have an afternoon mix of fog, sleet and snow.
Must admit, I finally got round to reading up on Forest Green Rovers and their politics, ethos and style match a lot that is meaningful to me. Their electric hoarding even gets to flash “Give Fossil Fuels a Red Card!”
P.S. Birmingham won, 2 to 1
1000 airliners given another year to fix outdated altimeters
BTW. They’ve already had 2 years.
The Federal Aviation Administration will give airlines another year to fix or replace airplane altimeters that can’t filter out cellular transmissions from outside their allotted frequencies…the FAA proposed a deadline of February 1, 2024, to replace or retrofit faulty altimeters, which are used by airplanes to measure altitude.
Out of 7,993 airplanes on the US registry, the FAA said it “estimates that approximately 180 airplanes would require radio altimeter replacement and 820 airplanes would require addition of radio altimeter filters to comply with the proposed modification requirement.” The total estimated cost of compliance is $26 million…
“Some radio altimeters may already demonstrate tolerance to the 5G C-Band emissions without modification,” the FAA said. “Some may need to install filters between the radio altimeter and antenna to increase a radio altimeter’s tolerance. For others, the addition of a filter will not be sufficient to address interference susceptibility; therefore, the radio altimeter will need to be replaced with an upgraded radio altimeter.”
These asshats have been making the required changes for 2 years. Haven’t finished, yet. Bet it would be all done if profits were in question…instead of some old-fashioned worries about not crashing into a frigging mountain.