Largest Malls

mall [ mawl ] Also called shopping mall . a large retail complex containing a variety of stores and often restaurants and other business establishments housed in a series of connected or adjacent buildings or in a single large building. Compare shopping center.

Do you get tired when walking around your local mall? Today at work they were talking about giant malls and I decided to check it out. It seems that the largest will be in Northwest Tehran and called the Iran Mall. It will have 21 million leasable square feet and even has a sports complex on the roof, including cycling, hiking, tennis courts, swimming pool, and ice rink.

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Henry C. Beck Company

Working together for you

My recent find in my backyard was a “Henry C. Beck Company” hard hat. It is silver and I saw the shiny brim and dug it out of the ground. It seems that in 1912 Henry C. Beck founded the company in Houston, Texas as a general contractor.

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Dracula (1931)

For one who has not lived even a single lifetime, you’re a wise man, Van Helsing. – Count Dracula

I watched the 1931 Universal Pictures movie “Dracula” on Svengoolie. We see possums, armadillos, bats, and spiders while they talk about eating roaches, flys and we hear the wailing of wolves during the film. We also learn just about everything about vampires, from their need for their sacred earth, cannot be in sunlight, Wolf’s bane will repel them, they have no reflection, bullets won’t hurt them, a crucifix will temporarily force them back, they can transform into bats or wolves, they feed on blood, they can temporarily hypnotize with their eyes, and they can be killed with a wooden stake through the heart.

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What does “She’s About A Mover” mean?

What do that mean by that?

There is a song, from 1965, by the Sir Douglas Quintet called “She’s About a Mover”. I’ve always wondered what that phrase meant. The garage rock song has a Tex-Mex sound with a 12-bar blues structure. The single is on Tribe Records, number 8308, and runs 2 minutes and 20 seconds long. But what were they trying to say?

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500

About 38.46153846153846 Baker’s Dozens

What are the most famous uses of 500? Well, there is the famous error message, 500 Internal Server Error which is a server response code indicating that an unexpected condition has prevented filling a request. There is that popular Indianapolis 500, the number of miles ran in the race for the Indy Cars.

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Collecting Hair

Give me a head with hair, long beautiful hair

I love collecting things but I haven’t started my Hair Collection. I heard on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio that a baseball size clump of Elvis Presley’s hair had sold at auction for over $72,000 dollars.

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Making the Gutenberg “Table” Block Better

Why isn’t my Table working correctly?

I was trying to create a simple table in a post that would be a checklist. It wanted two columns, the first would have a checkbox in it and the second would be the items to check off. Simple right?

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Nick Pope

Nick Pope is an author, freelance publicist and media commentator. He served as an employee of the British Government’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) where he was responsible for investigating UFO phenomena to determine if they had any defence significance.

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Chuck Berry – Doyle’s Space: Music Hall of Fame

Singer, songwriter and guitarist, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music

My next inductee into my Music Hall of Fame is the “Father of Rock and Roll” Chuck Berry. He refined and developed rhythm and blues into rock’n’roll. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, October 18, 2017, his father a contractor and deacon his mother a principal. He started performing as a student in 1944 but as convicted of armed robbery and was sent to the Intermediate Reformatory for Young Men at Algoa, near Jefferson City, Missouri.

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Arbitrage (2012)

ar•bi•trage är′bĭ-träzh″
n. describes the act of buying a security in one market and simultaneously selling it in another market at a higher price, thereby enabling investors to profit from the temporary difference…

I watched the 2012 Lionsgate dram/thriller “Arbitrage” on Netflix DVD. This movie, although fictional, feels like a true story (and I’m sure it is a true story based on many wealthy Wall Street billionaires). It was written and directed by  Nicholas Jarecki (technical consultant on Hackers, writer of The Informers, director producer writer of Crisis). His parents were stock exchange traders and his brother is a finance executive giving him a foot-in-the-door to writing this film. It debuted at the Sundance Film Festival January 2012.

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