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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Judge Throws Out Ventura Suit

Judge Throws Out Ventura Suit
UnAssociated Press
July 30, 2014


A U.S. Federal Court judge threw out the lawsuit filed by Jesse Ventura against CuTRis—citing that the "shoe print says it all."

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Ventura Suing CuTRis for Defamation

Ventura Suing CuTRis for Defamation
UnAssociated Press
July 30, 2014


Fresh from of his victory suing Chris Kyle's widow, Jesse Ventura is heading back to court to sue the author of How I Punched Jesse Ventura & Stuff, for defamation. CuTRis is said to be recovering after being stepped on by Ventura after the fight—that Ventura claims never happened. By telephone CuTRis told the press that he still has the shoe print on his stomach that proves his claim.

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CuTRis Claims to have Punched Ventura

CuTRis Claims to have Punched Ventura
UnAssociated Press
July 30, 2014


In his new book entitled, How I Punched Jesse Ventura & Stuff, local author and former Presidential candidate, CuTRis, states that he,

"...punched Ventura in the knee, and then I fell down and he stepped on me and I had to go to the doctor! When I got to the clinic they asked, 'what happened to you?' So I told them that I fell down after punching a former Navy SEAL who was (formerly) in politics and who now just says a lot of dumb things that make people think he's a dumbass! So then the nurse says, 'Oh, you mean Jesse Ventura?' And I said, 'yeah, how did you know it was him?' Then they patched up my stomach where the giant shoe print was still visible. Then the doctor said to me, 'all right CuTRis, go home and take two aspirin and don't let any former pro wrestlers step on you for at least two weeks.' So I went home and wrote my new book, How I Punched Jesse Ventura & Stuff.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Poison Ivy Patch

This is one of the healthiest poison ivy patches I've ever seen. If you wondered what it looks like, this is a good example. However, if poison ivy is growing in the shade it looks more pale and less vigorous.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Little Log House Show

On Sunday, we visited the Little Log House Show; which has become a favorite annual event for my wife.

In a daring daylight raid, my son infiltrated the German camp and stole their watermelon without any resistance!

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Minnesota Air National Guard Museum

We visited the Minnesota Air National Guard Museum on Saturday. We always have a good time looking at all the airplanes.

My son poses with an airplane.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Variable Speeds

As I was driving in the rain recently, I adjusted my windshield wiper speed a couple of times to accommodate my speed and the amount of rain falling. I like variable speed machines. But often, the quantity of speed settings is questionable. I probably have 6 or 8 windshield wiper speeds and only need about 3. But my ceiling fans at home have 3 settings and I only use the lowest speed. In fact, if I had a lower setting I would use that. I'm not sure why the highest setting is so high. It looks like the darn thing is going to take off when it is on high! I have a 21-Speed bicycle. I think I use 3 speeds and 90% of the time I have it on the middle one. I guess I could get by with a 3-Speed if it had the same three settings I normally use. My guess is an actual 3-Speed would have some configuration that was not my (current) lowest, middle-est and highest—which is what I like; so I guess I'll keep the 21-Speed bike. VCR's (remember them?) had 3 recording speeds. Now I have a DVR and it has like 9 recording speeds. Is that really necessary? I mean do you want high quality or maximum storage? Make up your mind! Who uses the middle setting? It is probably the same person who buys the middle grade gasoline. Do you need three? Do you want premium gas or regular gas? "No, mix the two together because I want "medium" gas." Hmmm... seems to me maybe the medium grade gas is going away. We have too many other kinds like diesel, e85, etc. Well, I have to go now. I'm kind of thirsty and I don't know if I want whole milk or skim milk so I think I will have some 2%.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

This Vehicle Makes Frequent Mistakes




After following this van for a short time, I snapped this photo and then adjusted the sign on the back to be more accurate...

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Almost Northern

This morning during my urban angling venture, I hooked a small Northern Pike on a red and white spoon. It was probably in the 18" to 20" size and perhaps a bit small for the frying pan. The fish managed to get unhooked when I got it up near the pier where I was fishing—thus saving me the trouble of unhooking it and deciding whether to keep it or release it.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Trip to Little Falls

Outboard Motors at Fishing Museum
We went to Little Falls, Minnesota on July 20-21.

The Perkins in Little Falls was great and they helped me out by supplying a big piece of free birthday cake to help our family celebrate my wife's birthday.

One of our first destinations was the Minnesota Fishing Museum. The museum's director, Mavis, was a wonderful host and I found the collection of old outboard motors interesting.

MN Military Museum
We also toured the Minnesota Military Museum which is located at Camp Ripley. This was a lot of fun and the collection is impressive.

We had dinner at Cabin Fever which had a nice quarter chicken dinner on special.

We enjoyed the view of the Little Falls Dam and accompanying Maple Island Park.

MN Military Museum
We stayed overnight at the Clifwood Motel. If you can get by without a swimming pool and "continental breakfast," it is just about exactly half the price of everywhere else and will have all the basics you expect in a motel.

On Monday morning we went to the Pine Grove Zoo which was just the right size for our two-year-old son. It was a lot of fun.

A Blue Heron fishes at the dam

We had lunch at The Great Wall, which had good food at a decent price—although the staff was not very friendly and completely unconcerned about our two-year-old having water or eating utensils. By asking again and also taking silverware from an empty table, we were accommodated. Like I said, the food and prices were good.


My son watches a yak at the Zoo


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