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Walworth County Fair – Truck & Tractor Pulls

I’ve been going to the Walworth County Fair for as long as I can remember. It’s what we do over Labor Day weekend. We meet up with family and friends, eat food on-a-stick, have a cinnamon roll, see the farm animals and look through the 4H buildings.

Over the years we’ve seen numerous bands in concert, demolition derby’s, harness races and truck & tractor pulls. I even remember as a kid going down the zip line that was setup by the Wisconsin National Guard.

The Truck & Tractor Pulls have become one of the “Guy” events we go to. These turbo-charged alcohol fueled tractors are quite fun to watch. They’re loud, powerful, and sometimes close to being out of control. The trucks are just as fun to watch, although the sound they produce is quite different from the tractors. The loud rumble shakes the grandstands! Over the next few days I’ll be posting some photographs from this event.

The fair grounds are located in Elkhorn, WI just north of Lake Geneva and this is their 164th year!

Genie from DirecTV Isn’t Ready For Prime Time!

We recently had a DirecTV Genie HDDVR and 3 client boxes installed at our home. It was replacing our longstanding trouble-free Comcast CATV.
We were rather excited to “upgrade” to satellite TV with a HDDVR. The install went smoothly and the system was working OK.
Several days later the problems started occurring…
Brutally slow navigation of the guide. Restart the Genie.
Client TV’s had white screens. Restart the Genie.
Client TV’s had white screens again, and again, and again. Restart the Genie…
Playback of recorded content, audio & video dropped out. Rewound, played again, same result. Restart the Genie!
Almost every time this occurred I contacted DirecTV customer service. We’re aware of the problems, engineering is working on it, a fix will be coming soon. Coming soon. Coming soon, in 48 Hrs.
Genie isn’t ready for prime time!
Since you can’t seem to solve these problems, we are hopping over to the other satellite TV company.

DirecTV Genie Worst HD DVR

Three Oaks Recreation Area – Time Lapse [HD]

I created this twelve hours time lapse video using Quicktime Pro and iMove.

2500 Frames Per Second

Stupidity captured at 2500 awesome frames per second…

Who cleans up afterwards?


Crystal Lake Fire Rescue – Ladder Truck


The brand new E-ONE truck rolled in this morning to Crystal Lake Fire Station 1.

Van Halen 2012 Tour Announced

Well it’s about time that Van Halen gets back together and heads out on tour! This is a must-see concert. I can’t wait to hear the music from their new album.

Enjoy this concert promotion video!

If you are a fan of Van Halen you might remember that the original Jump music video was shot hand-held on a 16mm film movie camera.


Click the link to see the video in HD: Van Halen – Jump [HD]