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.and...Just because I'm retired doesn't mean I want be there taking pictures and movies of all of you - Be careful out there.
The very latest looneytoons - You really need to see this new digitized cartoon---
A collection of fun and amazing sites to visit, courtesy of Harold "Hess" Hester.
The (post) DMS "Bucket List"
Madurodam (Model City) Holland

Look closely and you will see me standing in the downtown courtyard. During the 1960's then later in the early 1970s
I visited this model town in Holland every year for seven years at Tulip time (Usually first two weeks in May). This site is a modelers paradise. After visiting madurdam you can visit Twenty (20) or more model railroad exhibitions from around the world. Check right side of screen. In fact, all of the displays on this page have multiple other shows/displays. Just check on the right side of each show for many, many other shows.
Best if viewed in "FULL SCREEN"
Your daily Comics fix. Click then find your favorite strip
Radio controlled aircraft - This ain't easy folks

I have been a modeler since 1948 when an engine cost $5 and your airplane about $3 in balsa wood and another .50 cents worth of glue.
Today -- the plane and radio you see here runs in the $8 to 12,000 range. The type flying you will see here is called - 3-D as in 3-Dimentional
You'll understand more after you watch the demo. Best if viewed in "FULL SCREEN"

Who says DMS didn't have a Sense-of-Humor?

When HOOPs were the craze I had problems keeping one going - When the kids get out their hoops next time - try this
This Gun Show is just too good NOT to post here. Few of us have ever heard a shot fired in anger but ALL of us, ladies included, get a rush and feel the adrenalin pumping when the trigger is squeezed and you send a round down-range. John Dodge sent this to me and if you know John you will better appreciate this short presentation of an Awesome gun show. Enjoy - I sure did
Harold "Hess" Hester
There are OLD pilots and there are BOLD pilots but history tells us, there are NO Old Bold Pilots. That same history Should tell us, kids that do stupid things should not live through Adolescence but those reading this proves me wrong. Sooooooo having said that .... and.... you choose to watch this flick on mountain biking please attach a seat belt to your chair... take two healthy gulps from whatever it is you are drinking and press "play". I which you all the luck in the world making it down the hill.... and if you do, then please finish your drink....maybe after you go to the rest room.
Adolescence The single most important thing seems to be social acceptance. Finding a boyfriend or girlfriend and finding a way to make a living. The way these needs are expressed can range from trying to have sex with whomever will have you and making, borrowing, or stealing enough money to make a good showing, to a serious effort at creating the foundation for a lifelong partnership based on love and training for a financially and personally rewarding career. The end of adolescence is as much a social thing as a physiological thing, and hopefully not at the bottom of these hills. Here's a paraphrase of one such complaint: Where did you go? I did not go anywhere. If you did not go anywhere, why do you idle about? Go to school... Do not wander about in the street.... Don't stand about in the public square or wander about the boulevard.... You who wander about in the public square, would you achieve success?... Because my heart had been sated with weariness of you, I kept away from you and heeded not your fears and grumblings.... Because of your clamorings... I was angry with you.... Because you do not look to your humanity, my heart was carried off as if by an evil wind. Your grumblings have put an end to me, you have brought me to the point of death. This is a piece of a conversation between a Sumerian youth and his father, recorded in cuneiform some 3 or 4 thousand years ago. (From S. N. Kramer, The Sumerians, University of Chicago Press, 1963.) Funny, I could have sworn I heard this conversation just the other day!
This show is not pornographic, obscene, repugnant, raunchy, dirty or lewd, it is athletic, beautifully acted and my understanding is under consideration by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for inclusion into the London 2012 Summer Olympics or Games of the XXX Olympiad. The one person show is just under 5 minutes and is a joy to witness... Enjoy.
The Fine Art Of Kite Flying
Some of us can not walk and chew gum at the same time. Ray Bethell an octogenarian can do that and so much more it is almost embarrassing to watch this and remember how I use to struggle to get and keep one flour paste and newspaper kite airborne. Did I mention Ray is Deaf.
Spirit of the Wind A Biography of Ray Bethell "Many poems and stories have been written about you, But like pieces of a broken mirror they only reflect fragments of the emotions you awaken in people when they watch you fly. Put the pieces together and you will see a true reflection of Love, Grace, Strength, Life and Beauty - You!" This mini-Biography of Ray Bethell is written in an attempt to highlight one of Ray's greatest passions: The art of Multiple Kite flying. It was also written to show Ray's love of people and his wish to bring everybody a little enjoyment through his mesmerizing performances. Ray resides in Vancouver, BC Canada, and is without a doubt the world's premier multiple kite flyer. Ray started sport kite flying in 1980 and for many years he flew in team competitions with his team "The Vancouver High Flyers", often placing first, second or third in North American competitions. Individually Ray always was an innovator and began flying two kites around 1984. It was a long road to success since there was no one to copy or learn manoeuvres from let alone find the required accessories. Slowly but surely Ray developed and refined a kite flying technique that is now copied by many multiple kite flyers in the world. Being a craftsmen by profession it also didn't take him long to develop and manufacture special handles, kites suitable for his style of flying and find the proper lines required to achieve the perfection he is so well known for. He has built hundreds of different kites. Some his own design, others copied but modified to suit his needs.

Harvey Korman, Tim Conway and Carol Burnett at their best:

Some insane young people
DO NOT try this at home without your parents approval and supervision
Acrophobia (from the Greek: "akr?", meaning "peak, summit, edge" and 'fobe?", "fear") is an extreme or irrational fear of heights. It belongs to a category of specific phobias, called space and motion discomfort that share both similar etiology and options for treatment. Most people experience a degree of natural fear when exposed to heights, especially if there is little or no protection. Those who are confident in such situations may be said to have a head for heights. Acrophobia sufferers can experience a panic attack in a high place and become too agitated to get themselves down safely. Between 2 and 5 percent of the general population suffer from acrophobia, with twice as many women affected than men. "Vertigo" is often used (incorrectly) to describe a fear of heights, but it is more accurately a spinning sensation that occurs when one is not actually spinning. It can be triggered by looking down from a high place, or by looking straight up at a high place or tall object, but this alone does not describe vertigo. True vertigo can be triggered by almost any type of movement (e.g. standing up, sitting down, walking) or change in visual perspective (e.g. squatting down, walking up or down stairs, looking out of the window of a moving car or train). Vertigo is qualified as height vertigo when referring to dizziness triggered by heights.

John Dodge sent this to me over the Christmas holidays. I have to share --- This has to be a Classic, or soon will be. -Hess-

DEDICATED TO: To Gene Rudy, Don Roberts, Karl Abt, Rick Cruz, Duke Braswill, and my AF buddy, Dave Cook and those that knew me --- back when... When my health and many body parts went South many, many years ago I stopped doing  well most everything. REASON: My body would not let me. Bowling for example: My bowling ball, shoes, etc are stored in the back of a seldom used closet and actually growing mold and mushrooms in the thumb hole. My press clippings from the 1960s and '70s have all turned brown and brittle and the once energetic and consistent kegler is no more. Last week I was talked into "going bowling". Have I mentioned that with age I am growing more senile and as a result have basically forgotten or refuge to remember what it takes to "bowl". Standing on the approach with a semi-ill-fitting house ball, house shoes that will not slide I tried to focus everthing was blurred (what-the-hell-was-I doing?). My brain refused to answer so I squared my shoulders and took a step toward what I kinda remembered was my "target. I was terrified...  how many steps...  which foot do I start late to worry about that now...?. I threw the ball and landed flat on my back-side three steps passed the foul-line. Damn!!. The folks in the next lane seemed to enjoy the "Old-man". I tried to throw the second ball - same results. Score for first frame = "0". This video on your left is not me, But and However it is the exact replication of my now bowling prowess today. I got a chuckle from this video remembering all the "good times".... and just wanted to share with ole friends. The team image above is from the November 1975 Contour . My cast is due to come off in about six-weeks.
"Seniors dancing"
There's not I can say about this video except I am extremely jealous. I have two things in life that I missed out on, Dancing and Typing. I was always the wall-flower sitting over next to the outside wall just waiting for a slow dance. I liked the idea of holding something close to smell her sweetness and feel the curve of a small exciting titillating back, and that was my downfall. Jitterbugging there was little to no contact so I never learned. The fact I have zero rhythm built into this southern frame also played into the equation. Slow I can handle and some monkey but only after more then a couple drinks. Typing? I can't type. In all my books I use the religious method, seek and yea shall find on the keyboard . Sit back and watch and enjoy. I promise if you are over 50 this clip is well worth a few of your minutes.

Ship Battles Violent Sea
Watch the video below if you have the need for pain
Drawing Heaven
I truly love talent and art when it comes from a very young lady with absolutely no formal training the art she produces from looking into her own soul is truly awe-inspiring and breathtaking. I hope you enjoy this presentation as much as I do. -Hess-


Remember the two brothers, in Germany who had a wonderful model railway that was something to see? 
This is an update for their German Wonderland. Enjoy.    There have been little clips about this place for the past few years, it is still not finished but is growing to that conclusion as they will soon run out of space. 
A short review, it was started by two brothers as a place to show their hobby, it started growing by leaps & bounds. 
Soon they were joined by other 'Model Railroad Clubs' and other craftsmen. Some were electricians, model makers, Carpenters, computer programmers. Their wives would stop by to see what they were doing and usually bring them a lunch. 
One thing led to another. Three of the ladies had worked at a bakery, several visitors would ask if they had a snack bar. The Idea wasplanted; some of the carpenters came and built a nice restaurant area for the bakery and a kitchen too. If the fresh Coffee smell didn't get you then the bakery definitely would. 
This was about 5 years ago. One of the Breweries came and furnished all of the tables and chairs, serving counter and, etc. 
Their latest finished area is the airport. Planes look like they are flying and landing.