Friday, May 19, 2017

American Gods

American Gods

Head Full of Snow

Salim: My brother-in-law hates me.

Treehouse of Horror VII [ The Simpsons ]

Original airdate in U.S.: 27-Oct-96

Segment two title: "The Genesis Tub"

In front of her mirror, Lisa looks at the newest gap in her dentition.

Lisa: This tooth will be perfect for my science project. [sets up her exhibit: "Will cola dissolve a tooth?"] Science has already proven the dangers of smoking, alcohol and chinese food, but I can still ruin soft drinks for everyone!

Bart: Hey, Lis. Check out my science project. [rubs a balloon over his head, then touches Lisa with a spark of static electricity]

Lisa: Ow! What's that's supposed to prove?

Bart: That nerds conduct electricity. [touches her again]

Lisa: Ow!

Bart runs away laughing, and Lisa gets back to her exhibit. When she touches her tooth, now soaking in cola, she gets a shock again. "Stupid Bart" she grumbles, not making much a case of it.

Throughout the night, Lisa sleeps deeply, while the tooth and the cola seem to undergo some sort of strange electrical reaction. Come morning, Lisa wakes up and looks at her experiment.

Oh boy, mold! That's science fair pay dirt.

She brings the tub under her microscope for further analysis. "Looks about the same" she complains, until she notices the microscope is set for 1x magnification. She brings it to 10x, then 100x, to find something shocking: miniature prehistoric human lifeform.

Lisa: [gasps] Tiny little people! My God! I've created life!

Marge: Lisa! Breakfast! We're having waffles!

Lisa: Ooh! Waffles! [runs down]

She gets disappointed once she reaches her seat, as the promised waffles are "just square pancakes", the waffle iron being in the shop. "The waffle iron's been in the shop forever" she grumbles back to her room.




From 10/27/1996 ( premiere US TV series episode "The Simpsons"::"Treehouse of Horror VII" ) To 9/25/2014 is 6542 days

6542 = 3271 + 3271

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 10/17/1974 ( the first flight of the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter ) is 3271 days

From 10/3/1993 ( the Battle of Mogadishu Somalia begins with my personal participation United States of America Delta Force operation and as Kerry Burgess the US Marine Corps captain this day is my US Silver Star date of record ) To 9/25/2014 is 7662 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 10/25/1986 ( at Shea Stadium in Queens New York during the sixth game of the 1986 World Series Michael Sergio parachutes onto the playing field ) is 7662 days

From 3/16/2013 ( the untimely demise of Kerry Burgess 2005 and I exist today as Kerry Burgess 2013 ) to 12/20/2013 is 279 days

From 12/20/2013 to 9/25/2014 is 279 days


Black Hawk Down (2001)


[watching Wex as he prepares for the mission]

Joyce: Look at this man Ruiz, he's taping his blood type to his boot. That's bad luck.

Ruiz: No. That's smart.

Ruiz: All Delta do that.


Skydiver Free As A Bird After Court Appearance

October 27, 1986 By James Peters and Larry Sutton, New York Daily News

NEW YORK -- Shea Stadium parachute jumper Michael Sergio walked out of Queens Criminal Court Sunday without paying a penny -- all because the man on the bench was a fan in the stands.

Sergio, who skydived onto the field during Saturday night`s World Series game, stood before Judge Alan Beldock to hear charges of criminal nuisance, criminal trespass, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct.

Queens Assistant District Attorney Michelle Goldstein asked the judge to set $10,000 bail, arguing that the stunt could have backfired and harmed someone at the game.

But the judge released the high-flying fan on his own recognizance and ordered a Nov. 24 court hearing.

``I`m a Mets season-ticket holder,`` Beldock said. ``I was there when it happened. I`m still trying to figure where he came from.``

Both fans and Mets players welcomed Sergio, 37, of Manhattan, with cheers and applause when he parachuted into the stadium with a banner reading ``Go Mets.``

Mets ace Ron Darling slapped him five and the other Mets laughed and cheered as he was hustled out through the Mets dugout.

But Queens District Attorney John Santucci said he was not amused.

``It could have meant injury, panic and tears if he had crashed into the stands or players,`` said the DA.

Sergio, who spent Saturday night in jail, said he got the idea for the stunt after reading an article by Ron Darling in the New York Daily News in which Darling complained that the team was not getting the same support from the World Series fans as they got from the regular season fans.

See also:

The Spokesman-Review

SATURDAY, DEC. 21, 2013

A snowy arrival of winter in Spokane, Inland Northwest

By Mike Prager

A snowstorm Friday foreshadowed the official beginning of winter today and slowed traffic around the Inland Northwest.

Spokane International Airport reported 3 inches of snow at 4 p.m. Friday as snowfall began to ease at nightfall.

A 10-vehicle collision with one fatality blocked both westbound lanes of Interstate 90 seven miles east of Ritzville for several hours Friday afternoon. Westbound drivers were detoured.

The accident occurred at 12:46 p.m.

Elsewhere, traffic moved slowly during the evening commute. The Washington State Patrol responded to at least 90 collisions in Spokane, Adams, Whitman and Stevens counties, and dozens of slideoffs were reported in urban areas.

The National Weather Service is calling for partly sunny skies and a high of 32 in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene today.

Forecasters warned that blowing snow could cover roadways today in the Palouse, where heavier snow totals were predicted. Depths of 4 to 9 inches were expected there and in the central Panhandle and Silver Valley in North Idaho. Even more snow was expected in the mountains.

Maintenance crews had applied deicer to roadways prior to the storm and were continuing with full crews to keep roadways passable.

Friday’s accumulation was predicted to surpass the 3.3 inches of snow measured through Thursday this season at the airport. Normally, Spokane sees 16 inches of snow by this point in the season.

There is a small chance of rain or snow on Sunday, when highs go up to 36.

Another storm packing valley rain is expected on Monday with a high of 40. The storm has moisture flowing into it from subtropical latitudes in the Pacific Ocean. It may also bring strong winds across the lower Columbia Basin, Palouse and Blue Mountains. The storm should also bring snow to the mountains.

Travel weather is forecast to improve starting Tuesday as storm systems are mainly pushed away from the region by higher air pressure. Partly to mostly sunny skies are expected for Tuesday through Thursday, with highs near freezing and lows in the 20s.

Today’s storm is bringing much-needed precipitation to the region. Spokane is nearly 3 inches below normal for precipitation since Oct. 1.

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: - posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 10:43 PM Pacific Time somewhere near Seattle Washington USA Friday 20 December 2013 -

Twelve Monkeys

All I see are dead people.
Come on.

- Come on.
- You never had a gun before.

I have one now.
Come on. Come on !

"...dragons in
their pleasant palaces.

The seventh angel poured out
his vial into the air, and there came-"

You ! You !

You're one of us !

1995 film "Twelve Monkeys" DVD video:


Dr. Kathryn Railly: Please, I'm a psychiatrist. Just do whatever he tells you to do, okay? He's disturbed. He's dangerous. Please, just cooperate.

12 Monkeys member: What do you want? Money? We only get a few bucks.

James Cole: I told you what I want. Get down. Lock that door.

Dr. Kathryn Railly: James, don't -

James Cole: Lock it now!

Another 12 Monkeys member: I told you that fuckhead Goines would get us into something -

12 Monkeys member: Shut up!

James Cole: Goines?

Dr. Kathryn Railly: Jeffery Goines?

12 Monkeys member: Then Jeffrey becomes this big star, you know and the media latch onto him because he's picketing his own father, a famous Nobel winning virologist. You must've seen all that on TV.

James Cole: I don't watch TV.

[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 20 December 2013 excerpt ends]

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: - posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 8:21 PM Pacific Time somewhere near Seattle Washington USA Friday 20 December 2013 -

Nice shoes.

[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 20 December 2013 excerpt ends]

Treehouse of Horror VII [ The Simpsons ]

Original airdate in U.S.: 27-Oct-96

A Frink-like man rejoices.

It worked! The de-bigulator world!

The audience hails her, and what seems to be a spiritual leader greets her.

Leader: Welcome to our world, most gracious Lisa.

Lisa: Your world is incredible. And you speak English.

Leader: We have listened to you speak since the dawn of time, O Creator. And we have learned to imatoot you exarktly.

The audience bows, revealing a statue of Lisa. She then realizes that she is granted the status of godhood, as she is the one who created this world. In that aspect, those people are counting on her to save them from the devil, ie. Bart.

When she announces that the devil is her brother, murmurs emerge from the audience. Gradually, people come forward with the usual boring theological questions (why does a good god allow bad things).

Lisa: Listen, I can take care of everything. All you have to do is unshrink me.

Frink: Unshrink you? Well, that would require some sort of a re-bigulator, which is a concept so ridiculous is makes me want to laugh out loud and chortle, and... [Lisa looks at him] uh... but not at you, O holiest of gods, with the wrathfulness and the vengeance and the blood rain and the hey-hey-hey-it-hurts-me...

His words are quickly covered by screams from the audience, as the grinning face of Bart appears in the sky. He closes the tub, which is later opened by... Principal Skinner.

First-rate work, Bart. This universe you've created is even more impressive than Martin's milk-carton ukulele.

Skinner nominates Bart as winner, and instructs Willy to throw out the other projects. Children moan.

Principal Skinner, wait! I created the universe! Give me the gift certificate!

Lisa: Oh, great. I'm stuck in this lousy tub for the rest of my life. [people stare at her] Shouldn't you people be grovelling? [they do] And bring me some shoes. Nice ones.

Man: She'll want socks, too. I'll get socks.

American Gods Season 1 Episode 3

Head Full of Snow

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM May 14, 2017 on Starz

Wednesday ropes Shadow into helping him steal from a bank. Meanwhile, Anubis pays a visit to an old woman, and the Jinn meets a believer in his NYC taxi.

AIRED: 5/14/17

Springfield! Springfield!

American Gods

Head Full of Snow

The Jinn: You try and sell shit.

Salim: I sell shit, yeah.

Springfield! Springfield!

American Gods

Head Full of Snow

The Jinn: Been driving this Allah-forsaken taxi for 30 hours.


Springfield! Springfield!

American Gods

Head Full of Snow

Salim: I do not grant wishes.

- posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 6:35 PM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Friday 19 May 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017





JOURNAL ARCHIVE: From: Kerry Burgess

Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2013 3:15 PM

To: 'L1 - The Homestead'

Subject: RE: Desiree from The Homestead!

Hi Desiree,

The drive back here to Renton was just as interesting as the drive out there yesterday. After driving a car for the first time in over 8 years I find that I don’t really miss it that much. Especially the gas prices!

That other apartment does interest me.

Is that another one that is presently occupied?

Same time for move-in?

I know that I’ll sleep much better on the top floor. I have a sunken floor now here in Renton and I get up many times during the night looking around corners.

[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 15 August 2013 excerpt ends]

From 5/14/1912 To 9/27/2013 ( Homestead Day 1 ) is 37026 days

37026 = 18513 + 18513

From 11/2/1965 ( my known birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as Kerry Burgess ) To 7/10/2016 is 18513 days

From 6/25/1952 ( premiere US film "Has Anybody Seen My Gal" ) To 3/3/2003 is 18513 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my known birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as Kerry Burgess ) To 7/10/2016 is 18513 days

Saved from the Titanic

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Saved from the Titanic is a 1912 American silent motion picture short starring Dorothy Gibson, an American film actress who survived the sinking of the RMS Titanic on April 15, 1912. Premiering in the United States just 29 days after the event, it is the earliest dramatization about the tragedy.

Gibson had been one of 28 people aboard the first lifeboat to be launched from Titanic and was rescued about five and a half hours after leaving the ship. On returning to New York City, she co-wrote the script and played a fictionalized version of herself. The plot involves her recounting the story of the disaster to her fictional parents and fiancé, with the footage interspersed with stock footage of icebergs, Titanic's sister ship Olympic and the ship's captain, Edward Smith. To add to the film's authenticity, Gibson wore the same clothes as on the night of the disaster. The filming took place in a New Jersey studio and aboard a derelict ship in New York Harbor.

The film was released internationally and attracted large audiences and positive reviews, though some criticized it for commercializing the tragedy so soon after the event. It is now regarded as a lost film, as the last known prints were destroyed in an Éclair studio fire in March 1914. Only a few printed stills and promotional photos are known to survive. It is Gibson's penultimate film, as she reportedly suffered a mental breakdown after completing it.


Saved from the Titanic (1912)

Release Info

USA 14 May 1912

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: From: Kerry Burgess

Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2013 8:01 PM

Subject: RE: 03 March 2003

So anyway, what is the point to all this?

Well, it has something to do with my so-called time-traveler effects variables.

Recently, despite how obvious it seems, I only recently started to consciously consider the notion of time-traveler effect constants.

Constants and variables are opposite notions, obviously.

A variable has a definition that varies.

A constant is a detail that does not change.

For example a person’s social security number might be variable [ correction: might be constant ] but that same person’s telephone number might vary.

That is sort of the kind of example a computer programmer might understand but it’s not a very good example because it lacks practicality and best and my mind can recall now.

So anyway, a time-traveler effect variable is something I have defined many times in my ranting notes because I began to suspect that is what I am seeing happen around me all the time.

At some point in the recent past I began to suspect that someday I will become literally a time-traveler. Literally, I will somehow figure out how to escape the reality of the present time and transfer myself into the reality of a calendar date and time that has already passed.

So when I do that, which I believe will be to transfer myself to the reality of the past date of 03 March 2003, I am taking all my notes with me and one of the people who meets there when I become a successful time-traveler will then be the recipient of time-traveler information.

[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 15 August 2013 excerpt ends]

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: - posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 10:27 AM Pacific Time Seattle USA Saturday 06 April 2013 -

Lately I have been thinking I am a shape-shifter. My mind can shift into any shape I want and that reorganization of the physical structure of my brain causes memories to seem real. I recently imagined a past conversation where I had explained how my new-found awareness of shape-shifting capabilities had wreaked havoc on my sense of identity. So eventually I thought about how I was not even aware until almost 24 years old that I was a shape-shifter. And from there I established my true sense of self, my sense of identity as though I had never learned I was a shape-shifter.

Finally I am thinking about how to manipulate the observations I make on a daily basis to tell me about my own personal future and I have given that some thought lately.

I started thinking recently with a greater sense of certainty that the sources of information I track have details about my personal future.

Those of you paying attention remember how I have established in my writings that I believe my writings are information I will transfer to the future of this present day when I time-travel to the past on my first excursion to the past. My first arrival date will be 03 March 2003 and that is when I give to my sister-in-law my journal. She is now using that information from the future to influence decisions she makes with her resources.

So that tells me........nothing. Absolutely nothing. See, I have no idea about their objectives. Hell, I probably gave them the idea by writing about it here and transferring it to the future. There must be a point to all this.

And they can see what I am doing every day and what I am planning to do and so they are telling me nothing about the future.

Or are they?

If I record the future of this present day into this journal then they will have that information already. They know already what information I will post here tomorrow on this blog. I have absolutely no idea what information I will post tomorrow on this blog or any day beyond this day. All I know is this blog posting I am working on now. I am not planning on making any posts beyond this post.

And see, I started looking closer at details associated with stuff I had been looking at on the internet and that I have not written about here. I have not mentioned a single detail about what I have been looking at. And I see a familiar pattern forming. AND AND AND that pattern is consistent with the sleeping dreams I have. It seems completely unpredictable to me and I feel rational enough to understand that I might simply be overlooking something and I feel with certainty there is no way anything I am doing could cause me to see the pattern I see and I believe that at some point in the future I document certain details and those details get time-traveled to the past and there are people out there right now who have information about the future. The kind of personal details I am not ever going to publish in this public blog. I don’t even throw my grocery receipts into the trash. I don’t throw utility bills into the trash. Whether I time-travel those details to the past is another story. I might just burn it.

So anyway I wonder about the future. I don't know what the hell I am doing. I am so damned tired of this.

[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 06 April 2013 excerpt ends]

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: From: Kerry Burgess

Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2013 5:19 PM

Subject: RE: Let's see if you can do I-90.

So that's what it was. That's what I dreamed of very early this morning or last night.

I had been aware for a long time of the "Stargate: Atlantis" television series but I had never, until this past hour, given some serious thought about the plot elements that form the drama of that television series. I have never before watched any episode from that television series. I have seen glimpses of scenes but the notion of "Wraith" is new to me today.

I started to wonder about how that 16 July 2004 premiere happens after 03 March 2003.

And then looking at those creepy figures in the images, the "Wraith" I had to look at it a few minutes, after having read a lot about them a few minutes, that is what I must have seen in my dream the last time I was sleeping today.

I am wondering about it because of how prescient are my other dreams lately.

Maybe I am winning against them by telling you this.

So anyway, the dream started with me walking into a house. My mother was there with me and so was my sister. I think again now as I write this, as it seemed to me later after the dream, that figures in my dream are not literal. So I recall that I was very angry. There was a group of washing machines on the lower floor of the house we were in and there were enough of them there to seem it was a commercial facility but that doesn't get explained in the dream. The reason I am so angry is because I am looking at the manifold where clean water is supposed to flow into the washing machines, an observation was presently simply to my sleeping mind and that seems more complicated than it is while I describe it, and the water was very brown colored. I was very angry about that. I have been thinking all day since then about one of those episodes from the "Lost" television series where they found a pool of water in some secret building and that water has some kind of regeneration powers for humans, to the point of immortality, but the water had turned brown and the people who used it were concerned about it. I haven't thought about that episode in years. So anyway, I am upstairs in the house, which doesn't have anything familiar about it, and my mother is there and so is my sister. And then the zombies appear. At some point, I am seeing them in the yard walking along as I am talking to mother. I am angry at her now. She has threatened to cancel my source of income and there is some dialog that is now too vague to recall. And the hostility escalates to the point I am choking her by the throat and I said something in the dream similar to "I'll kill you too." But it wasn't her. As with most people in my dreams, I never see them clearly. They are figures similar to the people I see when I am outside and they are in my peripheral vision. I see people in dreams in a similar way. With few exceptions I never see anyone clearly and in detail. But I could see her in more detail now and after I looked at those photos of the "Wraith" that was very similar to what I was seeing and I had my hands around its neck and I was enjoying choking it. I think I stopped though and I didn't kill it. But the part I thought of most throughout today was the zombies. I cannot now recall if the zombies showed up first. I don't think they did. I think the dirty water caused the hostilities towards the person I was choking. Then the first zombie came in the house and I used my fist to hit it very hard and then I physically threw it out the same door it came in although that last part wasn't something I visualized. I did visualized the second zombie come in again towards us and that one I saw myself slam it against the wall and I knew in the dream that I also threw it out the same door it came in but that was a different door than the first zombie came through. The same story with the third and final zombie but I don't recall visualizing any of that action. I just knew it came through a third door and I simply knew I had thrown back out the same door it came through.

And then there were the zombies themselves. I don't think I have ever actually dreamed of zombies. I have written many times before that I dream while sleeping of activities I have worked on so it seems that my research on zombie topics would show up in my sleeping dreams but I guess I never woke up from any of those or that I never had any that I became aware of. Those zombies in my dream while last sleeping weren't actually doing anything threatening. They were just stumbling around and walking as you see zombies act in movies but they weren't biting anybody. They were just lumbering about with expressions that seemed kind of stupor. I was thinking later they might be something I used to call "pre-zombies" but they are advanced beyond that but not yet cannibalistic.

So anyway, the images of the "Wraith" make me think now in this hour about the similarities to the "Morlocks" from 1960.

Also, the predatory nature of the "Wraith" is similar to thoughts I have had for a while. As "Kirk" said in "Metamorphosis" "How do you beat something like that?" The "Wraith's" also resemble that chief "Morlock" in the 2002 remake of "The Time Machine" and there is the scene where he is strangling the starring character.

Also, if you stretch your imagination for a moment and try to believe something is possible then that all explains what my "mother" is supposed to represent in my dreams. I think about I have written before about that in the context of that ancient being in the 2000 "Mission to Mars" film.

Stretching it again you could understand why I would travel backwards in time when presented with the opportunity. That's only way to beat them.

And now look at me. Listen to the people in the world as they ignore me again today.

[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 07 February 2013 excerpt ends]


- posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 3:25 PM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Thursday 18 May 2017

Charlie X



Charlie X [ Star Trek: The Original Series ]

Stardate: 1533.6

Original Airdate: Sep 15, 1966

[Rand's quarters]

CHARLIE: I love you.

RAND: You don't know what the word means.

CHARLIE: Then show me.


(Kirk and Spock rush in, Charlie knocks them down.)

RAND: Charlie!

(She slaps him, so he makes her disappear.)

CHARLIE: Why did she do that? I loved her, but she wasn't nice at all. What you did wasn't nice either, but I still need you, Captain. The Enterprise isn't quite like the Antares. Running the Antares was easy. You have to be nice. All right? (gives pain)

KIRK: Mister Spock?

SPOCK: My legs. They're broken.

KIRK: Let him go, too, Charlie.


KIRK: Because I'm telling you to. Because you need me to run the ship, and I need him.

CHARLIE: If you try to hurt me again, I'll make a lot of people go away.

KIRK: And what about Yeoman Janice? Is she dead? Gone? Destroyed?

CHARLIE: I won't tell you.

From 11/19/2014 To 10/2/2015 is 317 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my known birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA as Kerry Burgess ) To 9/15/1966 ( premiere US TV series episode "Star Trek"::"Charlie X" ) is 317 days

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: - posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 1:04 PM Pacific Time Seattle USA Saturday 15 June 2013 -

Star Trek Season 1 Episode 2

Charlie X

AIRED: 9/15/66

Charlie X

Stardate: 1533.6

Original Airdate: Sep 15, 1966

Captain's Log, star date 1533.6. Now manoeuvring to come alongside cargo vessel Antares. Its Captain and First officer are beaming over to us with an unusual passenger.

[Transporter room]

KIRK: All right, Chief, begin materialisation. Captain Ramart, I'm Captain Kirk.

RAMART: This is my navigator Tom Nellis.

KIRK: How do you do?

NELLIS: How do you do?

RAMART: And this is our young castaway Charlie, Charlie Evans. His dossier.

KIRK: Mister Evans. We've heard a great deal about you. Welcome aboard.

RAMART: Wonderful boy, Charlie. Its been an honour having him aboard.

NELLIS: Why, it's been a great pleasure. The things that he's learned in the last

RAMART: Absolutely. To think this boy spent practically his whole life alone on that planet. Everyone killed, just a few microtapes to learn from.

CHARLIE: How many humans like me on this ship?

RAMART: Like a whole city in space, Charlie. Over four hundred in the crew of a starship, aren't there, Captain?

KIRK: Four hundred and twenty eight, to be exact. Is there anything we can do for you, Captain? Medical supplies, provisions?

CHARLIE: Hundreds. All human, like me. That's exciting. Is that the right word?

NELLIS: That's perfect. It's the exact word.

RAMART: You see. We'd like to keep Charlie with us, but with his closest living relatives on Colony Five and your vessel going that way, why

CHARLIE: I'd like to see your ship now. All of it. The people and everything.

KIRK: You keep interrupting, Mister Evans. That's considered wrong.

CHARLIE: I'm sorry.

[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 15 June 2013 excerpt ends]

Better Call Saul Season 1 Episode 10


Aired Monday 10:00 PM Apr 06, 2015 on AMC

AIRED: 4/6/15

Springfield! Springfield!

Better Call Saul


I always liked you, Jimmy. Remember? I used to call you "Charlie Hustle.

Better Call Saul Season 1 Episode 4


Aired Monday 10:00 PM Feb 23, 2015 on AMC

AIRED: 2/23/15

Springfield! Springfield!

Better Call Saul


I was scared, yes.
I mean, I'm not really a big fan of heights Let me tell you.
(Indistinct conversations) But, you know, something inside me said, "you have to do this.
" I'm sure our city's first responders would have been here momentarily.
- Can you believe this guy? - But at least I was able This whole thing was a publicity stunt.
It's got to be.
I think that's kind of all anybody wants when they're in trouble.
Of course I didn't think You don't think anyone's gonna actually buy this? It's hard to say.
People love a hero.
You take it as it comes, right? The universe put me in that spot at that moment.
Who am I to say no? You know, as a lawyer, while I help people every day - Whole thing's a damn stunt.











Charlie X [ Star Trek: The Original Series ]

Stardate: 1533.6

Original Airdate: Sep 15, 1966

[Recreation room]

(Spock is strumming his lyre when Uhura starts humming. Spock stops)

UHURA: I'm sorry. I did it again, didn't I.

(Spock smirks and Uhura begins playing again.)

UHURA: (singing) Oh, on the starship Enterprise There's someone who's in Satan's guise Whose devil ears and devil eyes Could rip your heart from you. At first, his look could hypnotise And then his touch would barbarise His alien love could victimise And rip your heart from you. And that's why female astronauts, Oh, very female astronauts Wait terrified and overwrought To find what he will do. Oh, girls in space, be wary, be wary, be wary, Girls in space, be wary. We know not what he'll do.

RAND: One more time!

UHURA: (singing) Now from a planet out in space, there comes a lad, not commonplace. A-seeking out his first embrace. He's saving it for you. Oh, Charlie's our new darling, our darling, our darling. Charlie's our new darling. We know not what he'll do.

(Uhura suddenly loses her voice and the lyre makes no sound.)

CHARLIE: Want to see something? (puts three cards face down) Turn them over. (They have pictures of Rand on them)

RAND: Well, how did you do that?

CHARLIE: Oh, I can do a lot of card tricks. One of the men on the Antares showed me.

(The cards return to normal)

RAND: I don't believe this!







- posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 03:27 AM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Thursday 18 May 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

American Gods


Springfield! Springfield!

American Gods

Head Full of Snow

Mr. Wednesday: That woman thinks Jesus suffered for her sins. They're her sins. Why should Jesus do all the suffering?

Shadow Moon: 'Cause his dad sacrificed his ass.

Mr. Wednesday: Don't blame the parent. Plenty of suffering and blame to go around, although that White Jesus, well, could stand a little more suffering. He's doing very well for himself these days.

From 3/16/2013 ( the untimely demise of Kerry Burgess 2005 and I exist today as Kerry Burgess 2013 ) To 5/14/2017 is 1520 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my known birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as Kerry Burgess ) To 12/31/1969 ( premiere US film "The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes" ) is 1520 days

American Gods Season 1 Episode 3

Head Full of Snow

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM May 14, 2017 on Starz

Wednesday ropes Shadow into helping him steal from a bank. Meanwhile, Anubis pays a visit to an old woman, and the Jinn meets a believer in his NYC taxi.

AIRED: 5/14/17

Springfield! Springfield!

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969)

Gentlemen, these are the works
of the famous Marcel Duchamp
as found in the collection of
the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Thank you, Miss Ackerman.
For 10 points each,
please identify.
Number one is called
"Portrait of Chess Players."
It was painted in 1911.
Number two is called
"The Bride,"
and it was painted in 1912.
And number three is called
"A Nude Descending
a Staircase."
It was also painted in 1912.
That's right
on the button.
Very good.
That answer
is absolutely correct.
dramatic music plays]
Next week, Medfield will meet
Franklin in the semifinals.
So until then, good night to you
from Universal Encyclopedia,
your passport to knowledge.
[Music continues]
[Indistinct conversations]
You guys were great.
We're gonna win.
Thanks. Hey.
"A Nude Descending
a Staircase."
- Boy, that'd never
make Playboy.

Springfield! Springfield!

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969)

"Dear Dean Higgins,
first of all,
"I would like
to congratulate you
on your splendid
student delegation."
Well, that's wonderful.
I see.
[Clears throat]
"And you will understand
"that since we have made
such a valuable donation,
"we must withhold our yearly
cash contribution.
Yours in the interest
of higher education


The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969)

Release Info

USA 31 December 1969

Springfield! Springfield!

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969)

Tables, animals,
- Wow.
- Yeah.
Pete, nobody would believe
this but you and me.
I don't care
who believes it,
just as long
as we find Dexter.
Hey, Schuyler, will you
do a favor for me?
All right. Take these tapes
down to the police station.
Tell them if they
look up these places,
they're gonna find out
what Applejack is up to.
Applejack is Arno,
and he's probably a crook.
And the reason why we know
Applejack is Arno
is 'cause it came from the
computer into Dexter's head.
And that's why Dexter
doesn't remember it.

Springfield! Springfield!

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969)

Well, you wake up in the
morning, and it is raining.
And being the conscientious
and reliable young people
I know you to be,
you promptly forget to do it.
Now, well, actually,
I'm sure you would do it,
but let's see if a computer
could also do it.
Now, this is a rain gauge,
and it's, uh, sitting on a roof
of a building.
Now, when the water falls
into this gauge,
it sends a signal to the logic
unit of the computer,
which immediately notifies
the memory bank of the computer
to seek out its instructions
for a rainy day.
The memory bank, in turn,
the electronic circuits,
the window closes,
the door opens...
hopefully the cat comes in...
and the automatic telephone
goes into action, right?
Well, let's see.
The rain... falls.

Springfield! Springfield!

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969)

I've made a decision
on what we're going to do
with our award money.
As you know, the building
and loan associations
are paying an excellent rate
of interest.
Now, if we were to put our funds
in one of these institutions,
at the end of, say,
uh, five years,
the equivalent of interest would
obviously be considerable.

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: From: Kerry Burgess

Sent: Monday, June 12, 2006 1:24 PM

To: Kerry Burgess

Subject: Re: Journal June 12, 2006

Kerry Burgess wrote:

Early this morning, I suffered through about the first half-hour of Fast Times At Ridgemont High until I got bored and changed it.

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- posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 2:04 PM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Tuesday 16 May 2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Got to keep the loonies on the path




From 1/18/1974 ( premiere US TV series "The Six Million Dollar Man" ) To 12/15/1993 is 7271 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 9/29/1985 ( premiere US TV series "MacGyver" ) is 7271 days

From 9/30/1935 ( Franklin Roosevelt - Address at the Dedication of Boulder Dam ) To 12/25/1991 ( as United States Marine Corps chief warrant officer Kerry Wayne Burgess I was prisoner of war in Croatia ) is 20540 days

20540 = 10270 + 10270

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 12/15/1993 is 10270 days

From 11/12/1963 ( John Kennedy - National Security Action Memorandum Number 271 ) To 12/25/1991 ( as United States Marine Corps chief warrant officer Kerry Wayne Burgess I was prisoner of war in Croatia ) is 10270 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 12/15/1993 is 10270 days

From 4/20/1964 ( Lyndon Johnson - Remarks at the Swearing In of Dr. W. Randolph Lovelace as Director of Space Medicine for the Manned Space flight ) To 12/15/1993 is 10831 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 6/29/1995 ( the Mir space station docking of the United States space shuttle Atlantis orbiter vehicle mission STS-71 includes me Kerry Wayne Burgess the United States Marine Corps officer and United States STS-71 pilot astronaut ) is 10831 days

From 7/19/1989 ( the United Airlines Flight 232 crash and the end of Kerry Burgess the natural human being cloned from another human being ) To 12/15/1993 is 1610 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 3/31/1970 ( Explorer 1 - the first United States satellite successfully launched by the United States into orbit of the planet Earth - reenters the Earths atmosphere ) is 1610 days

From 7/15/1946 ( Harry Truman - Statement by the President Following Approval of the Financial Agreement With Great Britain ) To 12/15/1993 is 17320 days

17320 = 8660 + 8660

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 7/19/1989 ( the United Airlines Flight 232 crash and the end of Kerry Burgess the natural human being cloned from another human being ) is 8660 days

The American Presidency Project

William J. Clinton

XLII President of the United States: 1993-2001

Letter Accepting the Resignation of Les Aspin as Secretary of Defense

December 15, 1993

Dear Les:

It is with deep sadness that I accept your request that, for personal reasons, you be relieved of your duties after your years of intense, unselfish and extraordinarily effective service to our nation and its security. I am grateful that you are prepared to remain at your post through January 20, or beyond if necessary, as we work through the immediate issues before us and as we manage a smooth transition to your successor.

I hope that after you have taken the break you have requested, you will consider other important assignments that you would find challenging and personally rewarding.

I am proud of your accomplishments over the past year, and you should be, as well. In the Congress, in the campaign and as Secretary of Defense, you have been an effective leader in efforts to harness together our defense strategy and defense resources, culminating in this year's Bottom Up Review. Together with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, you skillfully managed difficult issues—such as the military service of homosexuals and women in combat—that could have proved both deeply divisive and damaging to our military effectiveness and readiness. You helped conduct the first review of our nuclear posture since the end of the Cold War and advanced a new counter proliferation strategy. And you helped in the distinguished appointment of a new Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General John Shalikashvili.

All of this took skill and hard work, and all Americans are in your debt for it.

I look forward to urging you once again to bring your great skills and deep devotion to your country's service.

With admiration,


Dear Mr. President,

It has been one year since you asked me to serve as your Secretary of Defense. It has been an honor for me to work with you as we have reshaped our country's military to protect Americans in a vastly changed world.

I am proud of the progress we have made in dealing with these changes. We now have a clear strategic sense of the new dangers we now face. After a year's work we will be able to secure our country against these new dangers with a Bottom Up Force. By strategically defining the strengths we need and honestly projecting how much this force will cost, we have also built a new consensus to invest what is necessary to underwrite this Bottom Up Force. As a result we have moved for the first time in fifteen years away from the polarizing debates about how much we should spend on defense and worked together to build the military strengths we know we need. This has helped end the gridlock that for years kept us from governing and from concentrating on our agenda at home.

We have also worked together with our uniformed military leadership to find common ground on some difficult social issues that were avoided in the past and which could have divided our military. So we can now ensure that we will have a ready to fight force without the continuing distractions of these controversies.

As you know, dealing with these changes have made it a tough year for us all—tough issues, tough calls.

I share your pride in the progress we have made. But now, as we have discussed on previous occasions, I ask you to relieve me of the duty as your Secretary of Defense on January 20. I ask this for quite personal reasons. I have been working continually for over two decades to help build a strong American military. It's time now for me to take a break and undertake a new kind of work.

Of course, I pledge my every effort to support you and my successor in a smooth and orderly transition. You can continue to draw on one of the strongest and most talented senior management teams the Department of Defense has ever seen. Bill Perry and General Shali will give you a continuity of leadership as my successor works with the Senate to assume office.

Finally, I want to thank you for the honor of serving you and our country. You are a great Commander-In-Chief. I know that while you are our President our country will grow in all of its strengths, Americans will continue to be secure, our men and women in uniform will always be honored, and we will be true to our best values as a people.



The American Presidency Project

William J. Clinton

XLII President of the United States: 1993-2001

Letter on the Swearing-In of John D. Holum as Director of the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency

December 15, 1993

Dear John:

I am delighted to extend my congratulations as you are sworn in as the Director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.

There are few challenges more pressing today than arms control and nonproliferation. Already we have taken several steps to address these challenges. In the past year, we have submitted the Chemical Weapons Treaty to the Senate. We have ratified the Open Skies Treaty. We have advanced new proposals on a comprehensive test ban and the ABM Treaty, and have made substantial progress in the denuclearization of the States of the Former Soviet Union. We have elevated nonproliferation on the national agenda and with your leadership will be pursuing a range of measures such as focused regional strategies and comprehensive approaches to the dangers posed by fissile materials. These steps and others we will take together can make our people safer and our nation more secure.

Much remains to be done to meet these challenges. Under your guidance, ACDA will play a crucial role in advancing the full range of our arms control and nonproliferation agenda. I look forward to having the benefit of your counsel, your expertise and your leadership skills as we work together to ensure a safer world for generations to come.



The American Presidency Project

William J. Clinton

XLII President of the United States: 1993-2001

Remarks on the Resignation of Les Aspin as Secretary of Defense

December 15, 1993

Ladies and gentlemen, it is with real sadness that today I accept Secretary Aspin's request to be relieved of his duties as Secretary of Defense for personal reasons. I am very grateful that he's agreed to remain at his post until January 20th, and beyond if necessary, so that we can plan together for the coming year and effect a smooth transition at the Pentagon.

Les has been a close adviser and a friend of mine for a long time. I have valued his wise counsel as a key member of our national security team. And I have told him that after he takes the break he's requested, I very much hope he will consider other assignments for this administration.

During a lifetime of public service in Congress, with our transition, and at the Pentagon, Les Aspin has made invaluable contributions to this Nation's defense and security. None of them have been more significant than his service as Secretary of Defense. Along with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he has provided solid leadership for our uniformed and civilian defense personnel during a period of transition that is historic and has at times been unsettling.

He helped launch creative policy responses to the fundamental changes of this era, from the dissolution of the Soviet empire to the growing challenges of ethnic conflict and weapons proliferation. And through it all, he has led with character, with intelligence, with wisdom, and the unflappable good humor that is both his trademark and his secret weapon.

One of his most important contributions in this past year has been his efforts to help our administration relate our defense strategy in this new era and our defense spending. Under his leadership, the Pentagon conducted the first comprehensive review of our forces since the end of the cold war. This now well-known, bottom-up review has provided our Nation with a profile of this era's threats and a vision of our force structure that will guide our Nation's military for many years to come.

He's provided steady leadership for the entire defense community as it has confronted the inevitable downsizing that accompanied the end of the cold war. He acted on the recommendations of the base closure commission in a way that demonstrated equity, responsibility, and a great concern for the communities and the families that were hit hard by the closure of our military facilities. And as we've reduced our force levels, he's been the first to voice concerns for the men and women in uniform who shoulder the burden of our national security.

His leadership has also been invaluable in helping our country to adapt to our military social changes. He led the way in our efforts to open the doors for women to serve our Nation in combat roles and helped to ensure more equitable rules toward homosexuals in our military. He's provided creative leadership as he's mobilized the Pentagon to develop new and stronger responses to the many security challenges of this new era, such as his new counterproliferation initiative. And on a range of tough decisions and tough challenges abroad, from Bosnia to Korea, he has called them as he saw them, bringing to bear a lifetime of experience and dedication and a razor-sharp mind to our Nation's security interest.

Above all, Secretary Aspin has provided deep strategic thinking and leadership at a time of profound change in this world. As a result, when our citizens go to bed tonight, we can do so secure in the knowledge that our Nation is building the right forces and acquiring the right capabilities for this new era.

I will always appreciate the thoughtful and dedicated and ultimately selfless service that Les Aspin provided to me and to this Nation over this last year. I asked a lot of him, tough times and tough problems. He gave even more to me, to our military, and to our country than was asked, and I will always be very, very grateful.

Thank you.

NOTE: The President spoke at 5:21 p.m. in the Oval Office at the White House.

The American Presidency Project

Franklin D. Roosevelt

XXXII President of the United States: 1933-1945

155 - Address at the Dedication of Boulder Dam

September 30, 1935

Senator Pittman, Secretary Ickes, Governors of the Colorado's States, and you especially who have built Boulder Dam:

This morning I came, I saw and I was conquered, as everyone would be who sees for the first time this great feat of mankind.

Ten years ago the place where we are gathered was an unpeopled, forbidding desert. In the bottom of a gloomy canyon, whose precipitous walls rose to a height of more than a thousand feet, flowed a turbulent, dangerous river. The mountains on either side of the canyon were difficult of access with neither road nor trail, and their rocks were protected by neither trees nor grass from the blazing heat of the sun. The site of Boulder City was a cactus-covered waste. The transformation wrought here in these years is a twentieth-century marvel.

We are here to celebrate the completion of the greatest dam in the world, rising 726 feet above the bed-rock of the river and altering the geography of a whole region; we are here to see the creation of the largest artificial lake in the world—115 miles long, holding enough water, for example, to cover the State of Connecticut to a depth of ten feet; and we are here to see nearing completion a power house which will contain the largest generators and turbines yet installed in this country, machinery that can continuously supply nearly two million horsepower of electric energy.

All these dimensions are superlative. They represent and embody the accumulated engineering knowledge and experience of centuries; and when we behold them it is fitting that we pay tribute to the genius of their designers. We recognize also the energy, resourcefulness and zeal of the builders, who, under the greatest physical obstacles, have pushed this work forward to completion two years in advance of the contract requirements. But especially, we express our gratitude to the thousands of workers who gave brain and brawn to this great work of construction.

Beautiful and great as this structure is, it must also be considered in its relationship to the agricultural and industrial development and in its contribution to the health and comfort of the people of America who live in the Southwest.

To divert and distribute the waters of an arid region, so that there shall be security of rights and efficiency in service, is one of the greatest problems of law and of administration to be found in any Government. The farms, the cities, the people who live along the many thousands of miles of this river and its tributaries —all of them depend upon the conservation, the regulation, and the equitable division of its ever-changing water supply. What has been accomplished on the Colorado in working out such a scheme of distribution is inspiring to the whole country. Through the cooperation of the States whose people depend upon this river, and of the Federal Government which is concerned in the general welfare, there is being constructed' a system of distributive works and of laws and practices which will insure to the millions of people who now dwell in this basin, and the millions of others who will come to dwell here in future generations, a just, safe and permanent system of water rights. In devising these policies and the means for putting them into practice the Bureau of Reclamation of the Federal Government has taken, and is destined to take in the future, a leading and helpful part. The Bureau has been the instrument which gave effect to the legislation introduced in Congress by Senator Hiram Johnson and Congressman Phil Swing.

We know that, as an unregulated river, the Colorado added little of value to the region this dam serves. When in flood the river was a threatening torrent. In the dry months of the year it shrank to a trickling stream. For a generation the people of Imperial Valley had lived in the shadow of disaster from this river which provided their livelihood, and which is the foundation of their hopes for themselves and their children. Every spring they awaited with dread the coming of a flood, and at the end of nearly every summer they feared a shortage of water would destroy their crops.

The gates of these great diversion tunnels were closed here at Boulder Dam last February. In June a great flood came down the river. It came roaring down the canyons of the Colorado, through Grand Canyon, Iceberg and Boulder Canyons, but it was caught and safely held behind Boulder Dam.

Last year a drought of unprecedented severity was visited upon the West. The watershed of this Colorado River did not escape. In July the canals of the Imperial Valley went dry. Crop losses in that Valley alone totaled $10,000,000 that summer. Had Boulder Dam been completed one year earlier, this loss would have been prevented, because the spring flood would have been stored to furnish a steady water supply for the long dry summer and fall.

Across the San Jacinto Mountains southwest of Boulder Dam, the cities of Southern California are constructing an aqueduct to cost $220,000,000, which they have raised, for the purpose of carrying the regulated waters of the Colorado River to the Pacific Coast 259 miles away.

Across the desert and mountains to the west and south run great electric transmission lines by which factory motors, street and household lights and irrigation pumps will be operated in Southern Arizona and California. Part of this power will be used in pumping the water through the aqueduct to supplement the domestic supplies of Los Angeles and surrounding cities.

Navigation of the river from Boulder Dam to the Grand Canyon has been made possible, a 115-mile stretch that has been traversed less than half a dozen times in history. An immense new park has been created for the enjoyment of all our people.

At what cost was this done? Boulder Dam and the power houses together cost a total of $108,000,000, all of which will be repaid with interest in fifty years under the contracts for sale of the power. Under these contracts, already completed, not only will the cost be repaid, but the way is opened for the provision of needed light and power to the consumer at reduced rates. In the expenditure of the price of Boulder Dam during the depression years work was provided for 4,000 men, most of them heads of families, and many thousands more were enabled to earn a livelihood through manufacture of materials and machinery.

And this picture is true on different scales in regard to the thousands of projects undertaken by the Federal Government, by the States and by the counties and municipalities in recent years. The .overwhelming majority of them are of definite and permanent usefulness.

Throughout our national history we have had a great program of public improvements, and in these past two years all that we have done has been to accelerate that program. We know, too, that the reason for this speeding up was the need of giving relief to several million men and women whose earning capacity had been destroyed by the complexities and lack of thought of the economic system of the past generation.

No sensible person is foolish enough to draw hard and fast classifications as to usefulness or need. Obviously, for instance, this great Boulder Dam warrants universal approval because it will prevent floods and flood damage, because it will irrigate thousands of acres of tillable land and because it will generate electricity to turn the wheels of many factories and illuminate countless homes. But can we say that a five-foot brushwood dam across the head waters of an arroyo, and costing only a millionth part of Boulder Dam, is an undesirable project or a waste of money? Can we say that the great brick high school, costing $2,000,000, is a useful expenditure but that a little wooden school house project, costing five or ten thousand dollars, is a wasteful extravagance? Is it fair to approve a huge city boulevard and, at the same time, disapprove the improvement of a muddy farm-to-market road?

While we do all of this, we give actual work to the unemployed and at the same time we add to the wealth and assets of the Nation. These efforts meet with the approval of the people of the Nation.

In a little over two years this great national work has accomplished much. We have helped mankind by the works themselves and, at the same time, we have created the necessary purchasing power to throw in the clutch to start the wheels of what we call private industry. Such expenditures on all of these works, great and small, flow out to many beneficiaries; they revive other and more remote industries and businesses. Money is put in circulation. Credit is expanded and the financial and industrial mechanism of America is stimulated to more and more activity. Labor makes wealth. The use of materials makes wealth. To employ workers and materials when private employment has failed is to translate into great national possessions the energy that otherwise would be wasted. Boulder Dam is a splendid symbol of that principle. The mighty waters of the Colorado were running unused to the sea. Today we translate them into a great national possession.

I might go further and suggest to you that use begets use. Such works as this serve as a means of making useful other national possessions. Vast deposits of precious metals are scattered within a short distance of where we stand today. They await the development of cheap power.

These great Government power projects will affect not only the development of agriculture and industry and mining in the sections that they serve, but they will also prove useful yardsticks to measure the cost of power throughout the United States. It is my belief that the Government should proceed to lay down the first yardstick from this great power plant in the form of a State power line, assisted in its financing by the Government, and tapping the wonderful natural resources of Southern Nevada. Doubtless the same policy of financial assistance to State authorities can be followed in the development of Nevada's sister State, Arizona, on the other side of the River.

With it all, with work proceeding in every one of the more than three thousand counties m the United States, and of a vastly greater number of local divisions of Government, the actual credit of Government agencies is on a stronger and safer basis than at any time in the past six years. Many States have actually improved their financial position in the past two years. Municipal tax receipts are being paid when the taxes fall due, and tax arrearages are steadily declining.

It is a simple fact that Government spending is already beginning to show definite signs of its effect on consumer spending; that the putting of people to work by the Government has put other people to work through private employment, and that in two years and a half we have come to the point today where private industry must bear the principal responsibility of keeping the processes of greater employment moving forward with accelerated speed.

The people of the United States are proud of Boulder Dam. With the exception of the few who are narrow visioned, people everywhere on the Atlantic Seaboard, people in the Middle West and the Northwest, people in the South, must surely recognize that the national benefits which will be derived from the completion of this project will make themselves felt in every one of the forty-eight States. They know that poverty or distress in a community two thousand miles away may affect them, and equally that prosperity and higher standards of living across a whole continent will help them back home.

Today marks the official completion and dedication of Boulder Dam, the first of four great Government regional units. This is an engineering victory of the first order—another great achievement of American resourcefulness, American skill and determination.

That is why I have the right once more to congratulate you who have built Boulder Dam and on behalf of the Nation to say to you, "Well done."

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: 12/03/08 6:05 PM
As I was walking back into the building from the grocery store, I was thinking about how that dialog in last night's "NCIS" episode about parallel parking could correspond to my dream about the shuttle landing, especially if that plot element of the car crash is about my experience in 1985 with almost getting shot down on 5/9/1985.

Also, on the way out, I was thinking that I landed on the surface of the planet Venus and that happened during one of the Skylab missions and was probably in 1974 as part of Skylab 4, as part of the test of the Orion ship, as I wrote about earlier. I was thinking again about that interesting "Six Million Dollar Man" episode where "Steve Austin" has to battle a robotic probe that was destined for the planet Venus but some kind of malfunction occurs and it is on the Earth causing mayhem and destruction.

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: 12/03/08 6:43 PM
From what I was thinking, the purpose of the flight to the planet Venus, in conjuction with the Skylab 4 flight, as I am thinking, was to test the aerobraking maneuver I would have to suceed at during the encounter with the planet Saturn in June 1976. One difference with the flight to Venus is that I could stay aboard the Orion ship, which was a scaled down version or something was not complete about it, I don't yet recall completely, as it encountered the atmosphere of the planet Venus. The reason I could not stay onboard the Orion ship during the planet Saturn encounter was because there was too much radiation from the planet for me to survive the encounter. So then I made a landing in the spacecraft I would use to transit the comet and if that ship could survive the crushing atmosphere of the planet Venus then that was another reassurance that it would endure the calamity of the atmosphere of the comet.

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: 12/03/08 6:50 PM
The planet Venus and the planet Earth would often make close approaches to each other over the decades and centuries and the Skylab 4 mission was at a time when Earth and Venus were relatively close to each other and from my initial calculation with Solar System Live, there might have been a closest-approach during that mission timeframe.

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: 12/03/08 6:52 PM
The distances are still to great though for me to have traveled there in the timeframe I am thinking of if I had relied only on chemical rockets for propulsion there and back and the thoughts persist that I made that transit back and forth with the nuclear pulse propulsion.

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: 12/03/08 6:54 PM
The Skylab 4 launch was 11/16/1973 and on that day:

Solar System: Fri 1973 Nov 16 12:00



JOURNAL ARCHIVE: 12/03/08 6:57 PM
It looks as though Venus is catching up to Earth for its closet-approach by the time 1 month has elapsed since Skylab 4 launched.

Solar System: Sun 1973 Dec 16 12:00


JOURNAL ARCHIVE: 12/03/08 6:59 PM
The two planets are even closer by the time of the 2/8/1974 splashdown of the Skylab 4 crew.

Solar System: Fri 1974 Feb 8 12:00


JOURNAL ARCHIVE: 12/03/08 7:02 PM
by 2/18/1974, the distance seems to be opening and is listed as 0.357 AU.

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: 12/03/08 7:06 PM
The closest approach of the planet Venus and the planet Earth seems to be sometime during 1/20/1974 and 1/21/1974 as the website reports a distance of 0.269 AU for both days at 12:00 PM.

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: 12/03/08 7:08 PM
No, that's wrong. It's just about at closest-approach but the listing for 1/22/1974 and 1/23/1974 at 12:00 PM is 0.268 AU.

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: 12/03/08 7:10 PM
It's back to 0.269 AU by 1/24/1976 at 12:00 PM.

There is also a factor that I think is refered to as precession that factors in when searching for closest approach. It is something about how a rotating object that is attached to something else will wobble as it rotates.

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: 12/03/08 7:14 PM

Welcome to

All Length and Distance Conversions

0.268 astronomical unit = 24 912 106.523 mile [survey, US]

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: 12/03/08 7:16 PM
So I guess that means if you weighed 100 pounds on the planet Earth, then you would feel as though you weighed 9200 pounds on the planet Venus.

Not sure if that is how it is figured and that if the conversion is a direct conversion and in terms of atmospheric pressure, as opposed to gravity, it is something similar to a wind chill type of calculation.


Venus is the second-closest planet to the Sun, orbiting it every 224.7 Earth days. The planet is named after Venus, the Roman goddess of love. It is the brightest natural object in the night sky, except for the Moon, reaching an apparent magnitude of −4.6. Because Venus is an inferior planet from Earth, it never appears to venture far from the Sun: its elongation reaches a maximum of 47.8°. Venus reaches its maximum brightness shortly before sunrise or shortly after sunset, for which reason it is often called the Morning Star or the Evening Star.

Classified as a terrestrial planet, it is sometimes called Earth's "sister planet," because the two are similar in size, gravity, and bulk composition. Venus is covered with an opaque layer of highly reflective clouds of sulfuric acid, preventing its surface from being seen from space in visible light; this was a subject of great speculation until some of its secrets were revealed by planetary science in the twentieth century. Venus has the densest atmosphere of all the terrestrial planets, consisting mostly of carbon dioxide, as it has no carbon cycle to lock carbon back into rocks and surface features, nor organic life to absorb it in biomass. It has become so hot that the earth-like oceans that the young Venus is believed to have possessed have totally evaporated, leaving a dusty dry desertscape with many slab-like rocks. The best hypothesis is that the evaporated water has dissociated, and with the lack of a planetary magnetic field, the hydrogen has been swept into interplanetary space by the solar wind. The atmospheric pressure at the planet's surface is 92 times that of the Earth.

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: 12/03/08 7:26 PM
Or hell, maybe my flight to the planet Venus was not even during the Skylab flights and was in between or even after.

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: 12/03/08 7:29 PM
Maybe I left Earth by myself before Skylab 3 launched but then I linked up with Skylab 3 in orbit and returned to Earth with them.

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JOURNAL ARCHIVE: 12/16/08 2:36 PM
The thoughts occur to me again that my flight to the planet Venus is encoded in the dates associated with "The Six Million Dollar Man" television program.

As I was thinking about it just now, I pondered over the dates of 3/7/1973 and 1/18/1974, which are the premiere dates of the pilot episode and then the premiere of the regular television series.

the period of 3/7/1973 to 1/18/1974 is 317 days and so 317 days before 3/7/1973 was 4/24/1976.

That date was during the Apollo 16 mission to the Moon and I pondered over how my flight to Venus could have occured in conjunction with that flight and that is specifically why the Apollo 16 lunar lander has the callsign of Orion.

The lunar lander landed on the Moon on 4/21/1972 UT but there is a date listed for 4/24/1972 as when the Apollo 16 command module, Caspar, launched a subsatellite that orbited the Moon for 34 days.

I have been thinking that is the date I returned from the surface of the Moon and then launched in my Orion ship for the planet Venus and I was in space on that flight for over 6 months. I made one landing on the surface, or maybe more than one, and I brought back stuff I retrieved from the surface.

[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 16 December 2008 excerpt ends]

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: 12/16/08 4:03 PM
The date 12/15/1973 has some interesting possibilities as I compare it with the 5/4/1989, or 5/5/1989 as I computed earlier, launch date of the Magellan probe and with the Gemini 12 flight.

But yet, I don't know. I started thinking just as I started writing this that my first landing on the planet Venus was in early 1974 and possibly in January.

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: 12/16/08 4:05 PM
Now I am wondering if I timed the premiere of the regular series of "The Six Million Dollar Man" to coincide with my first landing on the planet Venus on 1/18/1974.

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: 12/16/08 4:08 PM
The Magellan probe might actually encode my first landing on the planet Venus and then the day I returned to the planet Earth from that flight. The period of 1/18/1974 to 5/4/1989 equals 3/3/1959 to 6/7/1974.

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: 12/16/08 4:22 PM
from 1/18/1974 to the 6/2/1978 premiere of "Capricorn One" equals 3/3/1959 to 7/16/1963

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: 12/16/08 4:30 PM
From 1/18/1974 ( my first landing on planet venus and my documented and lawful exclusive claim to the territory of planet Venus ) To 6/2/1978 ( premiere US film "Capricorn One" ) is 1596 days

From 3/3/1959 ( my birth date US ) To 7/16/1963 ( my wife ) is 1596 days

From 4/14/1977 ( I returned to Earth after successfully diverting the comet in the outer solar system ) to 6/2/1978 ( premiere US film "Capricorn One" ) is: 414 days

From 6/2/1978 ( premiere US film "Capricorn One" ) To 7/21/1979 ( my wife Phoebe and I are married ) is 414 days

From 10/9/1971 ( I am board-certified surgeon as Dr. Thomas Reagan M.D. ) to 6/2/1978 ( premiere US film "Capricorn One" ) is: 2428 days

2428 = 1214 + 1214

From 7/16/1963 ( my wife ) to 11/11/1966 ( I was Gemini 12 spacecraft astronaut ) is: 1214 days

Capricorn One (1978)

Release Date: 2 June 1978 (USA)

James Brolin ... Col. Charles Brubaker
Brenda Vaccaro ... Kay Brubaker

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: 12/16/08 4:46 PM
From 1/18/1974 ( my first landing on planet venus and my documented and lawful exclusive claim to the territory of planet Venus ) To 1/11/1979 ( premiere UK film "Capricorn One" ) is 3 days, 3 weeks, 59 months

[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 16 December 2008 excerpt ends]

Pilot Movie 1: The Six Million Dollar Man - DVD video

07 March 1973


Dr. Rudy Wells: Hey, Steve. You got a positive genius for antagonizing the wrong people.

Colonel Steve Austin: I know. It's the story of my life.

MacGyver Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Sep 29, 1985 on ABC

AIRED: 9/29/85


National Security Action Memorandum Number 271

National Security Action Memorandum Number 271: Cooperation with the USSR on the Outer Space Matters, November 12, 1963

Date: 11/12/1963



Office of The Historian


410. National Security Action Memorandum No. 2711

Washington, November 12, 1963.


The Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration


Cooperation with the USSR on Outer Space Matters

I would like you to assume personally the initiative and central responsibility within the Government for the development of a program of substantive cooperation with the Soviet Union in the field of outer space, including the development of specific technical proposals. I assume that you will work closely with the Department of State and other agencies as appropriate.

These proposals should be developed with a view to their possible discussion with the Soviet Union as a direct outcome of my September 20 proposal for broader cooperation between the United States and the USSR in outer space, including cooperation in lunar landing programs. All proposals or suggestions originating within the Government relating to this general subject will be referred to you for your consideration and evaluation.

In addition to developing substantive proposals, I expect that you will assist the Secretary of State in exploring problems of procedure and timing connected with holding discussions with the Soviet Union and in proposing for my consideration the channels which would be most desirable from our point of view. In this connection the channel of contact developed by Dr. Dryden between NASA and the Soviet Academy of Sciences has been quite effective, and I believe that we should continue to utilize it as appropriate as a means of continuing the dialogue between the scientists of both countries.

I would like an interim report on the progress of our planning by December 15.

John F. Kennedy



album: "The Dark Side Of The Moon" (1973)



"Brain Damage"

The lunatic is on the grass
The lunatic is on the grass
Remembering games and daisy chains and laughs
Got to keep the loonies on the path
The lunatic is in the hall
The lunatics are in my hall
The paper holds their folded faces to the floor
And every day the paper boy brings more
And if the dam breaks open many years too soon
And if there is no room upon the hill
And if your head explodes with dark forbodings too
I'll see you on the dark side of the moon
The lunatic is in my head
The lunatic is in my head
You raise the blade, you make the change
You re-arrange me 'till I'm sane
You lock the door
And throw away the key
There's someone in my head but it's not me.

- posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 7:16 PM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Saturday 13 May 2017