Archive for September 7th, 2020

September 7th, 2020 - 11:45 pm § in Russia

Full-length movie: The Edge (2010). In Russian with English subtitles. Train chases! Raging rivers! Collapsing bridges!

Railfans will love this movie. Where else can you see a steam locomotive chase on side-by-side tracks, ending in a PIT maneuver at a switch junction? The bridge scene strains plausibility, but the plot is interesting, the acting is terrific, and the photography is spectacular. Set in a Siberia labor[...]

September 7th, 2020 - 10:47 pm § in Misc.

101º F in Denver, snow expected. Salt Lake City is bracing for “hurricane” winds.

“The city is expecting a more than 60-degree drop in daily high temperatures, from 101 degrees on Saturday to a predicted 37 degrees on Tuesday. Blasts of strong winds with cold fronts, as well as rain and snow, are expected Monday evening.” Read story here. Meanwhile, Salt Lake City is[...]

September 7th, 2020 - 10:35 pm § in Misc.

Russian cops open barricaded door

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September 7th, 2020 - 10:30 pm § in Russia

Russian drag race

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September 7th, 2020 - 5:56 pm § in Health, Misc.

Beware dangerous hand sanitizers

Hand sanitizer warnings are proliferating. The Food and Drug Administration has put over 100 of these products on its consumer warning list. Some contain methanol, which “is not an acceptable ingredient for hand sanitizers and must not be used due to its toxic effects.” (Stories here and[...]

September 7th, 2020 - 5:28 pm § in Misc.

License plate art

It didn’t fool the cops, because he forgot the registration sticker. Read story here. Can you spot the real license plate in the photos below? Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

September 7th, 2020 - 4:04 pm § in China, Misc.

A $19,000 purse up in smoke

Speaking of nutty purchases (see preceding article here), what psycho spends $19,000 on a purse? I’ll get into that in a minute, but first the backstory: A … $19,000 alligator-skin handbag was destroyed by customs officials in Australia because it entered the country without the correc[...]

September 7th, 2020 - 2:31 pm § in Misc.

Fake reviews and a $125 genuine cheese grater

Amazon gets the most bad press for fake online reviews, but other companies are struggling with the problem, too. Back in 2017, a Forbes headline blared, “Amazon’s Fake Review Problem Is Now Worse Than Ever, Study Suggests” (read article here). On September 6, 2020, a CNBC headl[...]

September 7th, 2020 - 1:28 pm § in Politics

How to keep your ballot from being rejected

Advice from NBC News: Vote early, by mail or in person Know your state’s mail-in deadlines (check them here) Don’t mess with your signature Check your registration status and polling place Don’t vote twice, and beware of misinformation And make sure your ballot is in the security e[...]

September 7th, 2020 - 8:30 am § in Politics

Don’t mail your ballot!

If you want your vote to count … It’s too late to mail it. Trump’s Snail Mail won’t deliver it in time (by design). Instead, hand deliver it to an elections office, or use a ballot drop box in a secure location. In some states, you have to drop it in the box yourself; if [&he[...]