Monthly Archives: January 2008
In a unknown alternate universe, a new galaxy has exploded into the Mother of all Memes! By joining this easy meme, you will receive a Big Bang out of a new Link Life!
All Bloggers tagged or not are invited to join and play!
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In late breaking Beacon news, Debbie Dolphin has found warmer waters to escape the cold climate of New England weather! In the meantime, please enjoy the entertaining Bird beats posted for Speedy’s Wordless Tuesday Chicken Comedy Caper!
For Poultry Participants, two chicken contest awards have been created to inform visitors where to read the poultry pleasure of your Chicken Comedy!
Last week’s Poultry Participants:
- Speedy’s Wordless Chicken Tuesday Drowsey Monkey (WILD)
- What The Cluck?!? Olga the Traveling Bra (INTERACTIVE)
- How Did I Get Classified As A Humor Blog? Twist & Skewer (CARTOONY)
- Wordless Chicken Tuesday with TUTU Highlights Laketrees (ARTISTIC)
- Gosh! Ain’t That A Bird! OMYWORD! Did I say That? (WOW!)
- Chicken Tuesday: Mug Shot Outta the Coop (THE ORIGINAL CHICK)
- Chicken Tuesday Much of a Muchness (SAD then REALLY FUNNY)
- To All The Sweet Taters The Painted Veil (STUNNING COMBO POST)
- Wordless Chicken Tuesday Auntie Dars Life (LIVE ACTION CHICKEN)
- Speedcat Chicken Autumnal Confessions by Maureen (SARCASTIC)
- Round Four ~ Won Tons, Manicotti & Haufbrau Haus Beer Garten Divalicious (HUNGRY FOR TACO BELL)
- Wordless Chicken Tuesday Cuppacinjoe: A Man of the Froth (RUBBER CHICKEN!!)
- Quirky Meme and Chicken Prison Break Observations from the Back 40: (DANGEROUS)
- Wordless Chicken Tuesday Beer Church Blog (MANGER)
- A Disobedient Chicken With Attitude A Nice Place in the Sun (CREATIVE)
- “Wordless highlight” Amori, Poesie, Arte , Chat by Hanna (SILLY!!!)
- Slovenia was chicken when was young Buryya (INFORMATIONAL)
- Lighthouse Angels Among Us New England Lighthouse Treasures (FAMILY)
Click on this picture
Click Here to see who started this Poultry Parody, The Birdman of Alcatraz!
The Birdman was last spotted flying around the Alcatraz Island Lighthouse!!
Photo Credit: (New Zealand) Dave
The Golden Gem of Pigeon Point Lighthouse
Annual re-lighting ceremony of the First-order Fresnel lens, Nov 18, 2006
Pigeon Point Lighthouse news update:
After six years, the California State Parks Foundation has started a $6 million fundraising campaign to restore and re-open Pigeon Point Lighthouse. The maintenance of Lighthouse has been neglected since the original First Order Fresnel lens was replaced by an automated DCB-24 Aerobeacon in 1974.
Time is running out before Lighthouse Levitation may be required to support the weight of the 8,000-pound First Order Fresnel lens, Lantern Room, and DCB-24 Aerobeacon. Due to the advances in electronic navigation, historic Lighthouse Treasures provide backup to commercial ships according to Senior Chief Michael Ellis, with U.S. Coast Guard’s Aids to Navigation Team in San Francisco. Lighthouses continue to be important navigational guardians for small craft with less sophisticated equipment.
For public safety, the popular Lighthouse Tower at Pigeon Point has been closed since 2001 when major structural damages were revealed after a section of the cornice fell. The hostel and the grounds are open providing picturesque vistas of the rocky coastline.
Related News Story:
Pigeon Point Renaissance
Post Prizes and Surprises for Bloggers of Wordless Chicken Tuesday:
My 1st Place Prize is awarded to Speedcat Hollydale for his study of Frozen Tongue Cures! Parents around the globe are celebrating his medical discovery. Speedcat has confirmed that warm liquids will release your tongue from frozen surfaces!
And, my Rubber Chicken 1st Place Prizes are also awarded to Drowsey Monkey for starting the Frozen Tongue humor with a post that almost everyone outside of Canada thought was a serious story about the dark side in the childhood rites of passage,
If you are wondering why Debbie Dolphin has not joined Speedcat’s weekly Chicken Comedy Caper than hopefully, the following Cartoon will explain my sitting out situation (sos):
Once again, Old Saybrook Lighthouse is in the news apparently to fuel the flames of a controversy between local political concerns and federal Lighthouse Preservation procedures. First Selectman Michael Pace has noted the Town of Old Saybrook was originally interested in Lighthouse ownership, followed by their grave concerns over public safety and public access, and he is currently requesting the federal government to keep ownership of the Lighthouse.
At stake is the possible future restoration and preservation of one or two historic active Lighthouses in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. Before releasing a Notice of Availability to the public, the General Services Administration assesses historic Lighthouse properties first.
In this unusually extended media event (1), Congressman Joe Courtney has scheduled a January 30th conference meeting for First Selectman Michael Pace to voice his three concerns about the potential transfer or auction of Old Saybrook Lighthouse to the Coast Guard and the General Services Administration.
Beside the emergency management and public access issues, Old Saybrook Lighthouse, located at the end of a half-mile jetty to aid entering the mouth of the Connecticut River, is a “critical safety beacon for boaters” according to First Selectman Michael Pace.
Yet, the Coast Guard is committed to operating the Outer Lighthouse as an Active Navigational Aid and may excess the Lighthouse Landmark to a organization for restoration and preservation.
Old Saybrook Breakwater Lighthouse is a popular symbol of the community and the icon of a Connecticut “Save the Sound” license plate used as a part of the drive to preserve Long Island Sound. Surprisingly, no local group has proactively stepped forward with a “Save Our Sentinel” plan to preserve their historic active Symbol of Safety before a Notice of Availability is officially released.
To date, the online news has only reported the local concerns voiced by the Town government and the residents living in the private borough of Fenwick.
As noted in a previous post, the best short term solution is to transfer ownership to the National Park Service until all the issues can be resolved. The National Park Service currently owns and maintains at least 23 Lighthouses (2).
In the meantime, Katharine Hepburn provided 4 acres of beachfront property in Fenwick as protected undeveloped land with a view of the Outer Light for public enjoyment!
For more information about the Lighthouses, please the “Saybrook Breakwater Light Privacy Problems” post.
For Map Directions, please visit the Google Map of Saybrook Breakwater Lighthouse
(1) News of Lighthouse ownership transfer is generally reported after the General Services Administration publicly releases a Notice of Availability. After a Notice of Availability has been announced, interested Non-profit organizations and local governments have two months to submit their Letter of Interest. The National Park Service reviews the submitted Non-profit applications in private and the process averages one year to complete.
According to the Secretary of the Interior, Old Saybrook Breakwater Lighthouse and Lynde Point Lighthouse have not been officially recommended for ownership transfer per the latest list of 36 Lighthouses recommended for transfer and a Notice of Availability has not been issued by the General Services Administration.
If no local government or non-profit group expresses a interest in owning the Lighthouse, the Lighthouse may be placed on the market for private sale using the GSA online auction.
(2) The National Park Service owns and maintains the following Lighthouses:
• Bear Island Lighthouse
• Derby Wharf Light • Three Sisters Lights • Nauset Lighthouse
• Cape Cod (Highland) Lighthouse
• Fire Island Lighthouse • Sandy Hook Lighthouse
• Bodie Island Lighthouse • Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
• Cape Lookout Lighthouse • Ocracoke Island Lighthouse
• Cockspur Island Light
• Dry Tortugas (Loggerhead Key) Light • Tortugas Harbor (Fort Jefferson) Light
• Au Sable Lighthouse • Rock Harbor Lighthouse
• Alcatraz Island Lighthouse • Anacapa Island Light • Fort Point Light • Point Bonita Lighthouse • Old Point Loma Lighthouse, • Point Reyes Lighthouse • Molokai (Kalauppa) Light
Related News Story:
Preventing Sale Of Lighthouse On Agenda
Technorati Tags: lighthouse, Old Saybrook Lighthouse Politics of Preservation, Saybrook Breakwater Lighthouse, Lynde Point Lighthouse, Saybrook Inner Lighthouse, Fenwick Point, Connecticut River, Old Saybrook, Connecticut
In our last chapter, Miss Feedburner was caught in the web of the Technorati Tunagate.
To escape the clutches of vanishing links and tags in the digital Black Hole of Technorati, Miss Feedburner climbed this French Lighthouse hoping the powerful Light Beam of Rocket ship shape Lighthouse was strong enough to achieve zero gravity in the digital universe of Google’s Present Ration!
During this post, the music band was under contract to the Traveling Bra Band Meme (2) which provided the funds for Miss Feedburner to release her first Comedy Disc CD!
Featuring Miss FeedBurner singing her number one hit, “Out of the Ruins, We Don´t Need Another Digital Hero – because we all live in the Technorati Thunderdome!”
Will Miss Feedburner find the new digital web frontier of her dreams???
Will Denny Crane leave Alan Shore at Boston Legal to explore this new digital web frontier as Captain James T. Kirk using Miss Feedburner as his personal navigator?
To find out, stay tune for another intriguing chapter written by Data and RRS FishBurner , III located somewhere in a Blogosphere galaxy near you.
Meanwhile back on the Third Rock from the Sun, this Lighthouse is an actual working manned French Lighthouse called the Headlight of Bodic (Phare de Bodic) which was built in 1949 to replace the old Lighthouse destroyed in World War II.
The distinctive structure (Daymark) is a 75.5-feet (23 m) high cylindrical stone tower flanked by a huge stone wall daymark which appears as a gigantic arrow to guide approaching mariners entering the mouth of the Le Trieux River. Mariners align the La Croix (Headlight of the Cross) Front Range Light with the Phare de Bodic Rear Range Light to stay on course in the safe channel of the river mouth.
The Lighthouse exhibits a Quick Flashing White Light, the Light Characteristic which in French is called the White fire scintillating(1) Fires, illuminated by a 90 W Halogen Lamp 180-feet high (55 m) above sea level visible to a range of 21 nautical miles.
The Lighthouse is closed to the public and is the private home of the resident Lighthouse Keeper. The stone Keeper’s house is attached to the rear of the Lighthouse. The grounds of the Lighthouse are open to the public which is located on the west bank of the river near Kermouster, Lézardrieux, Côte d’Armor, France.
For Google Map Directions, please visit the Google Map of Headlight of Bodic
(1) rate/rhythm: L=0.5-second, O= 0.5-second, T=1-second.
In English, A Quick 0.5-second White Flash every second
(2) The Band Meme Rules:
a. Tag Everyone on your Blogroll – To save time, my Blogroll is officially tagged!
You are about to have your own band and create it’s album cover!
Follow these directions to the letter. (Almost to the letter for me)
It’s fun –
The first article title on the page is the name of your band.
The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.
The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
Note: Thanks to Linda’s Legal interpretation of Meme Rules, Rule 3 was changed because every third picture was Copyrighted, All Rights Reserved and Inspector Clueless was the best Investigator for my album cover and the Blogging mysteries of digital Black Holes!
4. Use your graphics program of choice to throw them together and
make your band’s album cover.
If you do this meme, please leave me a comment
(I wanna see it!)…and of course, pass it along…