Rule Five: Mary Ann

Just a simple one here today.

If you are a gentleman of my age, there is the age old debate of  “Ginger/Mary Ann, Daphne/Velma, Marcia/Jan, Wilma/Betty”

Oddly enough, I don’t choose any of the redheads in that bunch.

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We know Gilligan was gay, he’s eyeballing the coconut cream pie and Skipper is eyeballing the boobies.

Rule Five: 50’s Flashback (NSFW)

I knew that “Bettie Page” had been a  famous model in the 1950’s, but didn’t really know much about her.  A few years ago I saw a movie called “The Notorious Bettie Page.”  It was an interesting story but I rarely trust movies to be completely factual and accurate.

So, I did a DuckDuckGo search and read about 12 different biographies about her including one from her official website.  All of the bios had a very similar central story and facts, but it seemed like each one had a fact or two that the others did not.

For most of the 1950’s, she worked with photographer Irving Klaw and did a lot of S&M, Bondage work including many short films.  Ms. Page also was the centerfold in Playboy 1955.

Nearing the end of the 1950’s, Ms. Page became a born again Christian and stopped modeling.

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Rule Five: Redheads

One day during the final week of eighth grade, there was an announcement: “Any eight-grader wishing to sign up for high school choir will be dismissed from last period to do so. That is all.”

The guy sitting next to me poked me.

“I don’t want to join choir.”

“No, we get out of 7th period, sign up and the goof off the rest of the time.  Just drop the class during summer before we get our schedules.”

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Hey, not a bad idea. I never missed a chance to goof off and quite frankly was very impressed at how quickly this guy could come up with a “plan.”  I don’t remember which federal penitentiary he’s in now.

Well, flash forward to the week before high school starts and I get my schedule.  CRAP !!! I didn’t drop the class!!

Well, first day of school I make a beeline to the Vice Principal’s office and I tell him that I don’t want this class.  He said “Fine”, and handed me a form and said, “Have the choir director sign this and we’ll get you another 1st period class.”

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So off I bounded with my get out of jail free card up the stairs to the choir room and when I entered: The room was full of high school WOMEN, not Jr. high girls, WOMEN!!!!

Holy Crap !!! Even with the accelerating loss of blood to my brain I was able to do the quick math and figured the chick to dude ratio was about 8 to 1. WOW!!!

I crumpled up my transfer sheet, tossed it in the garbage and took my place on the riser.

 

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As an uber insecure, painfully extreme introvert, choir was heaven for me!!  It forced be to be around WOMEN and to interact wit them and I had a lot of opportunities that I otherwise would not have had if I wasn’t in choir.  It was my sophomore year in choir that I met my first girlfriend.  If I hadn’t been in choir and if she hadn’t been so forward, I probably wouldn’t have had a girlfriend for many more years!

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My first girlfriend was a redhead and that was something that has had a lasting affect on me.

I both thank her and curse her.

WOOOOOO !!! MARCH MADNESS !!!!

WOOOOOOO !!!!!!

MARCH MADNESS !!!!!!

So I’m at the gym for some treadmill time and I see all of the TVs turned on to MARCH MADNESS, WOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!

 

Actually, no “WOOOOO!!!!”

March Madness ranks up there with the “Super” Bowl.

Not really interested at all.

Quite frankly, except for fans that have their respective teams in the tournament, I doubt that there would be much other interest at all without the 1.21 gigawatts of dollars being illegally wagered on the tournament.

 

Rule 5 : Maria Conchita Alonso (NSFW)

We dropped cable/dish services back around 2012.

Really don’t miss it much. Signed up for Netflix and it fills the need for watching TV along with checking out DVDs at the local library. Quite frankly, the family should do less “sitting around watching TV activity.”

So, I also just signed up for Hulu to add a little more variety to the programming.

One of the first movies that popped up and that I watched was “The Running Man.”

A decent 80’s schlock movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

But better yet, co-starring Maria Conchita Alonso !!!!

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  !!!!

 

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Oh what a pretty lady !!

 

 

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Reminds me a bit of The Knack’s  “My Sharona”  album cover.

 

 

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It would appear that Maria did a shoot for Mexican Playboy and I suspect this was from that.

 

 

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Probably from the Mexican Playboy shoot as well.

Really glad she did not have a boob job !!

Literally the only lingerie photo I could find.

 

 

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There’s a double standard with people accepting aging people, for men it is seen as being “distinguished” and it’s less accepted for aging women.  I personally don’t mind many aging women.  Maria is a couple of years older than I am and I think that she has aged well.  Yes, I know there is some makeup involved but I still think she looks HOT !!

 

 

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Because I promised something NSFW !

I learned a few things while putting this post together.

  1.     There are a fair number of Maria’s photos on sites devoted to “Feet”.
  2.     Maria does not have a problem going out in public bra-less.
  3.      Despite an very large film bibliography and acting career,  I had a hard time               finding a lot of quality photos.

 

https://rsmccain.blogspot.com/2009/02/how-to-get-million-hits-on-your-blog-in.html

 

 

 

Blink Camera Review

I live in a nice neighborhood but I always do have concerns about the possibility of ne’er-do-wells being on or near my property.   And it’s an extra concern when I am away on vacation.

I’ve worked with video surveillance for the past 20 years and am well acquainted with video systems and have always wanted to put cameras on my property, but since I live in an old brick house and it is impossible to run power to the cameras.

But the great thing about technology is that it’s moving forward fast !!

So the first major requirement is to be battery operated.  Cameras work on low voltage, but battery power is very limited.  I looked around quite a while and found several possibilities, but they either required a payment for online storage or were too expensive.

I spoke to a coworker about home security cameras and he told me he had a Blink system at his house and found it to be quite capable.  There is of course a phone app and he showed me the quality of the video and it was quite acceptable.  It ran on two lithium AA batteries and the claim was that the batteries could last up  to two years.  It also had free online storage !!! It was limited storage but I would not have a need to retain historical video.

The cameras are indoor/outdoor and a three camera package ran around $300.  I was willing to spend $100 on one camera system to test on my house.

It took a few weeks to get the camera mounted in the right place with the right angle to record what I wanted, but to not record unnecessary video that would waste the batteries.  One of the most limiting parts of this camera was the fact that you could not “mask” areas so that motion would not trigger recording. You were only able to adjust the sensitivity based on distance.

BUT !!!!!

About a month ago Blink put out an update that allowed basic masking !!!

Woooooo!

Below is a good example of daytime video:

Below is an example of video at nighttime:

I even caught some “wildlife”:

 

 

Bottom line.

This is a fine camera for the price.

The good news is Blink is owned by Amazon, so there is a good chance the the camera system won’t be obsolete quickly but the bad news is Amazon owns Blink.  (really not a huge fan of Amazon and it’s Liberal ideas/values/agenda)

Homemade Bacon !!!!

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve made some homemade bacon.

One of the problems is the time.  It takes a week to “cure” the pork belly in the fridge (yes, that really is rather simple),  but because of the time it takes to smoke the bacon, it doesn’t take much to screw up the schedule at home and not have the time !!!

Well, that was certainly the case this time.

I had plenty of time off during the recent holidays but it was way too cold and wet for me to go outside and smoke.

So, instead I just did it inside in the oven.

As my daughter said, this was the best bacon so far !

Two things were done differently.

Obviously doing it in the oven gave me far better and consistent temperature control  and also, I left the pork belly uncovered in the fridge overnight to get completely dry.

I also ended up making over six pounds of bacon, quite a bit of which I gave to some special people at work.  You know you’re special if I share my bacon or ammo !!

Enjoy: