Sunday–12Aug18

It is the weekend and I try to find something interesting to give my readers and visitors other than the “news of the day”……we all get enough fecal matter in our in-boxes….and sometimes I draw a blank of what to offer my readers…..so those days I give you a bunch of Random Thoughts…..today is one of those days.

So random it is!

That iconic Harley “Thump” and the vibration while idling which makes women smile……those are selling points to buy a Harley-Davidson….and now the company has announced another model for their production line……

Harley-Davidson has been toying around with the idea of an electric motorcycle for about four years now, but yesterday the company committed to putting one into production. There are no specs just yet, but Harley executives say to expect it to hit the market “within 18 months.”

The new bike will presumably build on the somewhat meager performance specs of LiveWire, the prototype electric motorcycle Harley-Davidson rolled out back in 2014. That bike was able to go from 0-60 mph in under four seconds, which was impressive, but it was limited to just 55 miles of range in “economy” mode. Electric motorcycles have come a long way in the few years since then, so it’s likely that Harley-Davidson’s first production bike will be far more capable

https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/31/16955928/harley-davidson-electric-motorcycle-2019

Really?  No iconic “thump”?  Does not sound like a winner to me.  why?

Most sells are to frustrated professionals, dentist, lawyers, etc, they want to feel like the “baddie” from the movies and TV……most people cannot afford the luxury of a Harley-Davidson these days.

Just my thoughts.

Everybody has a smartphone these days and everyone is snapping “selfies” no matter where they are…..but “selfies” could be “dangerous”……beside walking into walls or falling into  fountain…there is so much more……

Think you look better in your latest selfie than in real life? Then beware of “Snapchat dysmorphia,” a newly dubbed term for people seeking plastic surgery to mimic their appearance in filtered selfies, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. “Sometimes I have patients who say, ‘I want every single spot gone, and I want it gone by this week or I want it gone tomorrow,’ because that’s what this filtered photograph gave them,” dermatologist Neelam Vashi tells the Washington Post. “They check off one thing, and it’s gone. That’s not realistic. I can’t do that.” Researchers say the fixation may be a new version of body dysmorphic disorder (or BDD), a mental ailment that makes people obsess over any perceived flaw in their appearance.

A 2017 survey of plastic surgeons first spotted the trend, which is fueled by photo-filtering and editing technology once available only to celebrities. “This is an alarming trend because those filtered selfies often present an unattainable look and are blurring the line of reality and fantasy for these patients,” according to an article in the JAMA medical journal co-written by Vashi. What’s more, BDD is a serious mental disorder that can require cognitive behavioral therapy and medication—and lead to suicidal thoughts in 80% of sufferers, per a 2007 study. Just seeing an unfiltered image of oneself “can bring feelings of sadness” for some people, says Vashi, “and then if one really develops this disorder, that sadness clearly progresses to something that can be dangerous and alarming.”

Oh there is so much more…….my daughter told me about an app that she across while looking for an app to put on her daughter’s phone (this one was not the one she was looking for)

The App is called “Places I Have Pooped”……Pretty much self-explanatory, this weird app enables you to document all the places where you’ve pooped.

You can easily add a location with a ‘Bomb’s Away!’ button after the thing is done. You can also go back anytime and see every place you have been.

Not just that, you can share your location on Facebook and follow your friends to see where they have pooped. You can attach images and rate every location.

Really?  Does anyone need that much information on what you do or where you do it?

I guess I can leave it there, huh?

I do not believe I could get any weirder.

Have a good day and I will see you guys next w….be well, be safe……chuq

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2 thoughts on “Sunday–12Aug18

  1. It was only a matter of time before pooping places joined the list of ‘meals I have eaten’, and ‘drinks I have drunk’. The mindless antics of the Facebook/Instagram generation no longer surprise me in the least.
    As for an electric HD, I really cannot see the point. Harleys are all about that noise. Perhaps they will ‘add’ the noise? In Japan, electric cars come with the option of ‘added engine noise’. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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