Jimmy’s Tribute To Norm Macdonald RIP…

Date: September 19, 2021

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I did not know Norm was that old…but he hasn’t really been in the spotlight for a while…so, it’s easy to lose track of that sort of thing.

Really sad to learn about this…I wasn’t a big fan, but Norm had his moments…and he was one of those personalities out there, during my final decade of actually watching television…the 90’s.

I’ve forgotten a lot of people…but I do remember Norm.

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The Gate…


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Date: September 19, 2021

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“When best friends Glen and Terry stumble across a mysterious crystalline rock in Glen?s backyard, they quickly dig up the newly sodden lawn searching for more precious stones. Instead, they unearth The Gate ? an underground chamber of terrifying demonic evil. The teenagers soon understand what they?ve released as they are overcome with an assortment of horrific experiences. With fiendish followers invading suburbia, it?s now up to the kids to discover the secret that can lock The Gate forever? if it?s not too late.”

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Perovskite Solar Cells Could Be the Future of Energy…


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Date: September 19, 2021

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“The perovskite solar cell could be the future of energy.

What if we could build solar panels using materials that aren’t supply-limited and with a lower carbon process? As well as achieving higher efficiencies at the same time? Perovskite solar panels have been promising that future for some time now, but where are they? And are they the future of solar panel technology? Let’s explore Perovskite solar panels and how they might energize our future.”

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Bought rocky lot, created megalith home amid boulders…


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Date: September 18, 2021

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“Steve Demarest took advantage of the huge boulders covering his land in the Cascade Mountains to build a home that is part cave and part megalith dwelling. The location was originally a cave where his children played, but when they outgrew it, he moved in with his tools and began to craft the rock into a shelter.

After an initial excavation, he found the space too small for a cabin so he built a stone hot tub and then continued to push back into the hillside.

After a month of drilling through an intersection of two boulders at the back of the cave, the rock “finally gave up” and Steve could move into a second chamber that would become the house.

Enclosed by huge boulders for walls, the space just lacked a roof. Demarest devised a spider web of steel I-beams attached to a center column to cover the space. Covered in waterproofing and insulating materials and finally, with dirt, the home is insulated from the region’s extreme winters and summers.

On the property, Demarest has also built a stone and wood cabin with one boulder wall and rock refuse of another. One summer, he and his son built a stream-fed, wood-fired hot tub underneath the shade of a boulder. Demarest admits it would be easier working with dirt or wood, but he feels challenged by the rock and wouldn’t have it any other way.”

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