BMEWS
 
Sarah Palin is allowed first dibs on Alaskan wolfpack kills.

calendar   Thursday - February 25, 2016

I didn’t know

I had to read the post below to learn that today is Turtler’s birthday.

Happy Birthday Turtler !!!

I didn’t have time to bake you a cake, not even a digital one.  So here’s a chocolate turtle(r) with a candle. Make a wish!



image



Poor little fella looks a tad impaled. Oh well. At least this one didn’t melt when I lit the candle!


avatar

Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/25/2016 at 04:00 PM   
Filed Under: • BIRTHDAY •  
Comments (0) Trackbacks(0)  Permalink •  

calendar   Monday - May 04, 2015

Another Senior Moment

Oh Bad Drew. Bad Bad Drew.

He forgot that it was Peiper’s birthday today.

Egad.

You know what’s even worse?

Peiper forgot too!!

image

There, that looks about right



image

Happy Birthday chumleigh.


avatar

Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/04/2015 at 06:58 PM   
Filed Under: • BIRTHDAY •  
Comments (6) Trackbacks(0)  Permalink •  

calendar   Friday - January 02, 2015

Happy Belated Birthday Rich K

Happy Birthday Rich K



Ok, it’s a day late. Not that we’re ignoring him, it’s just that we didn’t know. And no, I don’t always read all the comments every day.

So what can I do? It’s not like he put his b-day in his member profile or anything like that. [cough cough]

Right then. The old buzzard admits to being 59, so to help keep him off his rocker (where he seems to be usually) but to provide some stability, we’re sending him a really great birthday tip.

image

Party on, birthday dude!

Maybe we should get him something to help him feel a bit younger. 

See More Below The Fold

avatar

Posted by Drew458   United States  on 01/02/2015 at 08:53 PM   
Filed Under: • BIRTHDAY •  
Comments (6) Trackbacks(0)  Permalink •  

calendar   Monday - November 11, 2013

in a post friend drew said, quote. “ I can live without a bit of satisfaction “

WELL OF COURSE YOU CAN.

BUT .....

LIFE WILL JUST SEEM LONGER

Guilt seems to be keeping me company lately and I totally forgot and failed to send a card.  So I’ll do it here.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DREW

image

with thanks to:  http://www.icondrawer.com


avatar

Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 11/11/2013 at 12:50 PM   
Filed Under: • BIRTHDAY •  
Comments (7) Trackbacks(0)  Permalink •  

calendar   Tuesday - May 14, 2013

Drat, I Missed It By This Much

For the last few years he’s been on PC-free vacation in Palm Springs about this time, so it slipped my mind that last week I ought to have done a post for


Happy Birthday Peiper!

image



Yeah, that looks like about enough candles. Best suited for outdoor birthday parties, or at least ones in rooms with very high ceilings. LOL



Now, what should we send him? Nothing that has to be smuggled in, so that rules out a brace of 1911s and all the red haired beauties on this blog.  And new motorcars are simply beyond one’s budget. Something available online over there. New dust bins! Extra large tips!! No, that’s lame. Badgers! No. Those don’t ship well at all. Sock clips! No. Lederhosen! Come on old sod, get real. Think, Drew, think!


avatar

Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/14/2013 at 09:05 PM   
Filed Under: • BIRTHDAY •  
Comments (8) Trackbacks(0)  Permalink •  

calendar   Sunday - November 11, 2012

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DREW

image

image

image

image

Now ain’t she pretty?  Is that eye candy er what?  And how many friends you got give you a bridge for your birthday? I ask you.
If you ever visit this place and go there, just tell em that I gave it to you when they question the toll you might set up. LOL!

image

THE IRON BRIDGE AT TELFORD
was built by Abraham Darby over the river Severn. It was the first arch bridge in the world to be made out of cast iron, a material which was previously far too expensive to use for large structures. However, a new blast furnace nearby lowered the cost and so encouraged local engineers and architects to solve a long-standing problem of a crossing over the river.
In the early eighteenth century, the only way to cross the Severn Gorge was by ferry. However, the industries that were growing in the area of Coalbrookdale and Broseley needed a more reliable crossing.
In 1773, Thomas Farnolls Pritchard wrote to a local ironmaster, John Wilkinson of Broseley, to suggest building a bridge out of cast iron. By 1775, Pritchard had finalised the plans, but he died in December 1777, only a month after work had begun.
Abraham Darby III, who was the grandson of the first foundry owner and an ironmaster working at Coalbrookdale in the gorge, was commissioned to cast and build the bridge. The iron for the new bridge was cast at his foundry.
Shares were issued to raise the £3,200 required, and Darby agreed to fund any excess. Although it had been predicted that 300 tons of iron would be needed (costing £7 a ton), in the end 379 tons were used, costing Darby and his company nearly £3,000. There would be many other costs to bear (masonry abutments, assembly, etc.), so that the project was far more expensive than first envisaged. Darby bore most of the cost overrun, and was in debt for the rest of his life.
Being the first of its sort, the construction had no precedent; the method chosen to create the structure was therefore based on carpentry. Each member of the frame was cast separately, and fastenings followed those used in woodworking, such as the mortise and tenon and blind dovetail joints, adapted as necessary to the different properties of cast iron. Bolts were used to fasten the half-ribs together at the crown of the arch. Very large parts were needed to create a structure to span 100 feet rising to 60 feet above the river. The largest parts were the half-ribs, each about 70 ft long and weighing 5.25 tons. The bridge comprises more than 800 castings of 12 basic types.
The bridge was raised in the summer of 1779, and it was opened on New Year’s Day 1781.

image

Erm .... Drew.  I am having second thoughts about something.  You may NOT want to tell anyone that I actually gave you this bridge should you ever make it over here. You know, it might cause some bad feelings what with another foreigner buying or receiving another bit of their history. We’ll just keep it between us. Okay?  Be our secret, you’ll know it’s yours, but nobody else will.  Be safer that way.  (coughs)

image

image


avatar

Posted by peiper   United States  on 11/11/2012 at 06:39 AM   
Filed Under: • BIRTHDAYBridges •  
Comments (6) Trackbacks(0)  Permalink •  

calendar   Thursday - November 11, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DREW … HAPPY BIRTHDAY DREW … another year older and deeper in tech.

Yeah well, the important posts have to wait. First thing here I have to let everyone know it’s Drew’s birthday although you’d never guess by the headline.
I’m so subtle about these things.

image

image

HELLOOOOOOOOOOOO DREWWWWWWWWWW. HAAAAPY BIRTHDAYYYYYYYY TOOO YOUUUUUUUUU.

imageimage

“this is my cake and I know you want it, but you can’t have it, cause I ain’t gonna give you none, no,no. Ain’t gonna give you none.”
(from, None of my jelly roll, Lizzie Miles and Sharkey’s Knights of Dixieland)


avatar

Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 11/11/2010 at 08:20 AM   
Filed Under: • BIRTHDAY •  
Comments (16) Trackbacks(0)  Permalink •  
Page 1 of 1 pages

Five Most Recent Trackbacks:

The Brownshirts: Partie Deux; These aare the Muscle We've Been Waiting For
(2 total trackbacks)
Tracked at 香港特首曾荫权和部分高管分别用步行或搭乘公共交通工具的方式上班
西安电加热油温机 香港盛吹“环保风” 专家指市民已从被动变主动 中新网9月29日 淮安导热油电加热炉 电 据香港中通社报道,9月29日晚由香港某环保团体举行的“无冷气夜”,吸引了5万名市民及超过60间企业承诺参加。这是香港最近环保活动不断升温过程中的大型活动之一。 进入九月,香港各界环保活动渐入高潮,层出不穷。特首高官与各界市民齐齐参与,是其中一个最大特色。…
On: 03/21/18 04:12

meaningless marching orders for a thousand travellers ... strife ahead ..
(1 total trackbacks)
Tracked at Casual Blog
[...] RTS. IF ANYTHING ON THIS WEBSITE IS CONSTRUED AS BEING CONTRARY TO THE LAWS APPL [...]
On: 07/17/17 08:28

a small explanation
(1 total trackbacks)
Tracked at yerba mate gourd
Find here top quality how to prepare yerba mate without a gourd that's available in addition at the best price. Get it now!
On: 07/09/17 07:07

The Real Stuff
(2 total trackbacks)
Tracked at Candy Blog
[...] LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND ALL PARTIES IRREVOCABLY SUBMIT TO THE J [...]
On: 06/11/17 10:40

when rape isn't rape but only sexual assault
(1 total trackbacks)
Tracked at Trouser Blog
[...] took another century of Inquisition and repression to completely eradicate the [...]
On: 06/07/17 03:37



DISCLAIMER
Allanspacer

THE SERVICES AND MATERIALS ON THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND THE HOSTS OF THIS SITE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE OR ANY MATERIALS.

Not that very many people ever read this far down, but this blog was the creation of Allan Kelly and his friend Vilmar. Vilmar moved on to his own blog some time ago, and Allan ran this place alone until his sudden and unexpected death partway through 2006. We all miss him. A lot. Even though he is gone this site will always still be more than a little bit his. We who are left to carry on the BMEWS tradition owe him a great debt of gratitude, and we hope to be able to pay that back by following his last advice to us all:
  1. Keep a firm grasp of Right and Wrong
  2. Stay involved with government on every level and don't let those bastards get away with a thing
  3. Use every legal means to defend yourself in the event of real internal trouble, and, most importantly:
  4. Keep talking to each other, whether here or elsewhere
It's been a long strange trip without you Skipper, but thanks for pointing us in the right direction and giving us a swift kick in the behind to get us going. Keep lookin' down on us, will ya? Thanks.

THE INFORMATION AND OTHER CONTENTS OF THIS WEBSITE ARE DESIGNED TO COMPLY WITH THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. THIS WEBSITE SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND ALL PARTIES IRREVOCABLY SUBMIT TO THE JURISDICTION OF THE AMERICAN COURTS. IF ANYTHING ON THIS WEBSITE IS CONSTRUED AS BEING CONTRARY TO THE LAWS APPLICABLE IN ANY OTHER COUNTRY, THEN THIS WEBSITE IS NOT INTENDED TO BE ACCESSED BY PERSONS FROM THAT COUNTRY AND ANY PERSONS WHO ARE SUBJECT TO SUCH LAWS SHALL NOT BE ENTITLED TO USE OUR SERVICES UNLESS THEY CAN SATISFY US THAT SUCH USE WOULD BE LAWFUL.


Copyright © 2004-2015 Domain Owner



GNU Terry Pratchett


Oh, and here's some kind of visitor flag counter thingy. Hey, all the cool blogs have one, so I should too. The Visitors Online thingy up at the top doesn't count anything, but it looks neat. It had better, since I paid actual money for it.
free counters