The Flying Dutchman

The Flying Dutchman
The Flying Dutchman

Somehow I ended up searching the web about the Flying Dutchman. The information here is not verified, but it does make for entertaining reading. We all love a good story and a good myth.

The most famous of the phantom vessels, supposedly seem in stormy weather off the Cape of Good Hope but now and then reported in other latitudes. The term ‘Flying Dutchman’ actually refers to the captain, not his ship.

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Barack Obama Victory Speech (Part 2)


11/04 – (Part 2) Grant Park, Chicago Illinois. Barack Obama’s presidential acceptance speech. Obama gives victory speech November 4th 2008 at Grant Park. Barack Obama wins 44th president of United States Of America.

Silverlit Sky Challenge Attack Helicopters


I think the Silverlit Sky Challenge attack helicopters are so awesome. A couple weeks ago I got a remote control helicopter at Toys R Us. It was just a small one to goof around with indoors. But the controls worked great and you could really fly it with the remote controls.

Today I’m in Toys R Us again and see this new pair of attack helicopters. They are both on seperate remote controls and have infrared firing guns so you can have air battles with another person. When you score a hit the helicopter goes flying to the ground. It’s very fun! I hope you enjoy the video which shows a couple tips on flying them. There are many more videos on YouTube of these in action too.

Price for the pair of remote control helicopters? Under $50 – now that’s awesome!

A Father’s Love


My cousin sent me this. Dare you to watch it and not be moved…

A son asked asked his father, ‘Dad will you take part in a marathon with me?’ The father who, despite having a heart condition, says ‘Yes’.

They went on to complete the marathon together.

Father and son went on to join other marathons, the father always saying ‘Yes’ to his son’s request of going through another race together.

One day, the son asked his father, ‘Dad, let’s join the Ironman together.’ To which, his father, as always, said ‘Yes’ too.

For those who don’t know, Ironman is the toughest triathlon ever. The race encompasses three endurance events of a 2.4 mile ocean swim, followed by a 112 mile bike ride, and ending with a 26.2 mile marathon along the coast of the Big Island .

Father and son went on to complete the race together. Watch the video to  see them both in action…

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Me and Conrad Hilton


Conrad Nicholson Hilton, Sr. (December 25, 1887 – January 3, 1979) was an American hotelier and founder of the Hilton Hotel chain.

Some quotes from Conrad Hilton:

  • “Success seems to be connected to action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”
  • “If you are 100% occupied, you are not charging enough rent.”

Why does Conrad Hilton interest me? Indirectly because we share a first name. But indirectly he was a catalyst for me. If you have the time to read this tedious blog entry – then it just might have a nuggest of wisdom for you…

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