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Raven at San Jacinto

Friday, February 2, 2024

Fridaze

I've been sick all week with a cold, this is my first day out of bed. Not 100% but functional. Have barely enough energy to grab some low hanging fruit.

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I will miss actor and one time Aztec Carl Weathers. The Mandalorian will never be the same. He got better at his craft as he got older and left a fine legacy.

Speaking of the Mandalorian, we may be dropping Disney + now that Andor has been pushed back another year and the Mandalorian going to the big screen. It is endless commercials and the offerings are getting worse and worse.

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There are a million conspiracy theories out there swimming in the nutter soup. Taylor Swift, Pizza Gate, Flat Earthers, the list is a mile long. Perhaps the most intriguing is the notion that Donald Trump is a time traveler. Or should I say, his son Barron is.

And that it was all forecast in a series of books written in the 19th century.

In 1889  a book titled "Travels and Adventures of Little Baron Trump and His Wonderful Dog Bulger," was written by Ingersoll Lockwood. 

The main character in these children's novels is a German boy named Wilhelm Heinrich Sebastian Von Troomp, who goes by the name Baron Trump.

Young Baron is a time traveler, guided by a pompous man who lives on Fifth Avenue in New York named Don who has a little side action with Russia..

But it was The Last President, Ingersoll’s 1896 novel, that really lit a fire under the conspiracy theorists. Originally described as a political satire, it focuses on violent protests by Americans following a corrupt election process that delivers a socialist president to the White House.

It’s unsurprising that MAGA-supporting, election-denying conspiracy theorists have jumped on this. The notion that Donald Trump is a time traveller from the late 19th century would certainly help explain his antediluvian behaviour, his views on everything from women to windmills, and the fact that he can’t use a computer, text or email.

In 1893, Lockwood published a sequel called "Baron Trump's Marvellous Underground Journey."

While time travel remains a hypothetical concept in our reality, the uncanny similarities between Barron Trump and the character Baron Trump from Ingersoll Lockwood's books are mind-boggling. In the novels, Baron is described as a young aristocrat bored with his opulent life in Castle Trump. He decides to go on an adventure and is guided by a man named Don, a wealthy New Yorker who lives on Fifth Avenue, who leads him to a time-traveling portal in Russia. Yes, you read that right.

Good for you, Barron. If you have to do a bit of interdimensional traveling to escape the stench of certain other members of your family, well all power to you. I must say that even at your height, you have done a remarkably good job at staying above the fray to this point.

Sort of reminds me of Vonnegut's book Siren's of Titan.

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From Will Chandler - The Ogre gorging on America.

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Kip sent this lovely image from a relative in London.


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Photo show opens tonight at the Art Center. Not sure how it will play out, rather ambivalent about my work.

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Bruce Taylor sent a picture from Alabama.


Miss you, man.

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I haven't had my camera out in a month, about to stick it in the car. Lots of hawks around the place, rainbows, better get back to it before I forget how...

Sorry, cell phone don't cut it.

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I picked up the back ordered airfryer attachment for the new range on the way back from Las Vegas.



I tried it out with drumsticks, double dipped in a yolk cream and a seasoned flour mix. 

I sprayed duckfat on the chicken between the coats but it didn't really stick right. 

It's going to take a couple tries to get it right, I think.

The convection baked thighs at right were far better.

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