captpackrat: (Riding a plane)

It looks like our neighborhood cropduster has upgraded from an Air Tractor AT-401 to a newer AT-602.  The 602 holds 50% more chemicals (630 gallons instead of 400), and has a much more powerful (and louder) 1050 hp Pratt & Whitney PT6A turboprop engine compared to the 401's 600 hp P&W Wasp radial engine.

According to the FAA, his old plane was sold to someone in Mexico and has been struck from the registry.  The new aircraft is N602AP.

The plane was spraying a soybean field on the other side of the trees and occasionally buzzing our house as he turned around to make another pass.

You can also hear the goats having a bit of a scuffle in the background.
captpackrat: (I voted for Kodos!)

The time had come to elect a President,
And all the famous candidates thought they were heaven-sent.
They screamed and raved and pounded their hands above their hearts,
But soon their noble promises were hard to tell apart.

Waiting at the pumpkin patch, a dog sincere and brave,
And everybody hoped that soon the country he would save.
The pumpkin said, "The day has come for you to take a stand
For love has left the people across our native land."

Some wear the sign of the elephant,
And some wear the sign of the mule,
But we'll hold the sign of the beagle high,
And love will shine right through.

All the politicians, they swore he couldn't win,
But Snoopy only shook his head and flashed his famous grin.
He jumped into his faithful friend, the Sopwith Camel plane,
And bounced around the countryside from Washington to Maine.

Some wear the sign of the elephant,
And some wear the sign of the mule,
But we'll hold the sign of the beagle high,
And love will shine right through.

New York State was lookin' bad till Snoopy made a speech.
Soon Illinois and Tennessee were both within his reach.
He won the vote in Oregon but time was growin' thin,
And back at the convention hall, the votes were pourin' in.

Snoopy smiled his way into the hearts of everyone,
But when the votes were counted up, they found he needed one.
The winning vote for Snoopy came when a stranger raised his hand.
Snoopy turned, the stranger spoke, "Mein friend, vee meet again!"

Some wear the sign of the elephant,
And some wear the sign of the mule,
But we'll hold the sign of the beagle high,
And love will shine right through.
captpackrat: (MLP Lazor)
captpackrat: (MLP Lazor)
captpackrat: (Gasp!)
captpackrat: (WTF?)
All in the same show!  Holy Jinkies!
captpackrat: (Camera)

Mommy, what are those horsies doing?   (NOT posed, they came like this in the box)

Our new billy goat, Fredric.  He is SOOOO cute!


Soybean harvest with a Case IH 2366 Axial Flow combine.
captpackrat: (Sniper Bunny)
Cat Shit One, the Animated Series is finally finished!  It features the most adorable bunnies ever, shooting and blowing the hell out of terrorists.

See it at
captpackrat: (Sheep)

Skipper Dan

Jun. 2nd, 2010 02:28 pm
captpackrat: (Music Machine)

I find this song especially amusing since I've been on the Jungle Cruise ride at least 50 times over 30-something years and the spiel really hasn't changed much.  I laughed out loud at the "back side of water" reference.
captpackrat: (i<3π)
Interstella 5555:  The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem

This is a feature-length Japanese animation set to the music of Daft Punk.  There is no dialog whatsoever, the entire story is told by the images and the music.  The animation was supervised by Leiji Matsumoto, who also created Space Battleship Yamato and Galaxy Express 999.

captpackrat: (Parents)
I was looking through some old commercials on YouTube when I came across this one for Levi's.  It's furry, sort of.  20-something years later and I still remember it.

captpackrat: (Riding a plane)
I got woken up this morning by a plane buzzing the house. I'm pretty sure it's the same Air Tractor that I've taken pictures of in the past.  He was spraying the corn fields just to the south of us.  I managed to get outside in time to take some video footage.

I'm still hoping to catch him spraying the small field out front.  It requires him to dodge trees and power lines then pull up at the last second to avoid the barn.  I missed it last year, but my roommate assures me it was quite spectacular.

If the embedded player doesn't work, try this direct link to YouTube.
captpackrat: (Size-Case)
I've said it before and I'll say it again.  The Japanese are freaking insane.
captpackrat: (Aaaaaaa!)

YouTube Video

The moment I opened the front door, I was hit by the almost deafening noise from these birds.  I pulled out my camera and took some photos and video.  Then I stepped outside and started to walk to the garage.

The birds all fell silent simultaneously.


captpackrat: (Size-Case)
The Japanese are so freaking weird.
captpackrat: (Microsoft Bob)
For those of you who've been living underground for the past few months, Microsoft Songsmith is a program that lets you sing into the computer and it will automatically compose music to accompany you. This demonstration is probably better than Microsoft's own commercial. People have started running various classic songs through Songsmith just to see what it would come up with. The results are often hilarious.

"Roxanne" by the Police

"Intergalactic" by the Beastie Boys
"White Wedding" by Billy Idol
"Tom Sawyer" by Rush
"Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zepellin

Barack Obama

Songsmith takes on Songsmith

captpackrat: (Music Machine)

I made it about half way through "Number of the Beast" on easy before failing.   This video is just...  utterly incredible.


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