joke of the day
It was raining hard and a big puddle had formed in front of the little Irish pub. An old man stood beside the puddle holding a stick with a string on the end and jiggled it up and down in the water. A curious gentleman asked what he was doing. "Fishing", replied the old man. Poor old fool, thought the gentlemen. So, he decided he would invite the old man to have a drink in the pub. Feeling he should start some conversation while they were sipping their whisky, the gentleman asked, "And, how many have you caught today?"
"You're the sixth," he answered.
Video: Scenes from " Killers from Space" (1954), starring Peter Graves, the #7 worst movie of all time.
An atomic scientist claims he was abducted by aliens after being injured in a plane crash.
When you make an alien movie, the alien should look as threatening as your budget can handle. But what does this movie give us? Guys in jumpsuits with golf ball eyes! But that's not this movie's only problems. Plot holes at every second, the camera having extreme closeups on actors' faces who aren't even talking, and stock footage galore! This is one of those movies which budget shows.
Mongo's history lesson: On this day in history, May 15, 2010, Jessica Watson becomes the youngest person to sail, non-stop and unassisted around the world solo.
Jessica Watson born May 18, 1993 is an Australian sailor who was awarded the Order of Australia Medal after attempting a solo global circumnavigation at the age of 16. Departing Sydney on October 18, 2009, Watson headed north-east, crossing the equator in the Pacific Ocean before crossing the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. She returned to Sydney on 15 May 2010, three days before her 17th birthday, though the voyage was ultimately shorter than the required 21,600 nautical miles to be considered a global circumnavigation. In recognition of her attempt Watson was named the 2011 Young Australian of the Year, and the following year was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia. She currently resides in Buderim, Queensland.
The boat is a 33.6 ft Sparkman & Stephens model S&S 34, the same design as used by Jon Sanders, David Dicks and Jesse Martin in their circumnavigations. It was obtained and refitted with new equipment under the supervision of Don McIntyre and Bruce Arms, both skilled and experienced sailors. The refitting included a new galley, reconditioned diesel and water tanks, and a complete rebuild of the electrical system. Watson was also deeply involved in the preparation of the boat, which she named Ella's Pink Lady. Most of the time the boat is steered by a self-steering windvane system.
Watson sailed out of Sydney Harbour on October 18, 2009 in her pink-hulled Ella Bache-sponsored Ella's Pink Lady. 18 days later, on November 5, she passed Tonga, sailing clear of both New Zealand and Fiji.
As required for a full circumnavigation, she crossed the equator on 19 November 2009 near Jarvis Island. The halfway point on the voyage was passed on January 25, 2010, her 100th day at sea.
A television documentary "201 Days" was made about her circumnavigation. It was narrated by Richard Branson. In 2021 a movie "True Spirit" about her circumnavigation is in production in Queensland, starring Teagan Croft as Watson. It is produced by Netflix and expected to be released in 2022.
Jessica Watson sailing Cape Horn, January 13, 2010.
Ella's Pink Lady leaving Brisbane for Sydney Boat sponsored by Ella Bache, a French skin care product
Approximate route taken by Watson on her voyage between October 2009 and May 2010
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