Remember when eco-loons told us snowfalls are now a thing of the past?

Way back during the global warming scam heyday, remember how they told us that snowfall is a thing of the past. Via UK Independent (March, 2000):

Global warming, the heating of the atmosphere by increased amounts of industrial gases, is now accepted as a reality by the international community. Average temperatures in Britain were nearly 0.6°C higher in the Nineties than in 1960-90, and it is estimated that they will increase by 0.2C every decade over the coming century. Eight of the 10 hottest years on record occurred in the Nineties.

However, the warming is so far manifesting itself more in winters which are less cold than in much hotter summers. According to Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia,within a few years winter snowfall will become “a very rare and exciting event”.

“Children just aren’t going to know what snow is,” he said.

Fast forward fourteen years to the winter of 2014; a.k.a. the winter that never ends:

Wednesday’s snow dropped the expected 5 to 8 inches of snow across our area.

There were a few isolated spots that got a little more, but the overall average across Metro Detroit was in the 5 to 8-inch range.

Most importantly — for those of you who are closely following these record — is that we got an official total of 6.5 inches at Detroit Metro Airport. That set a new March 12 daily snowfall record — the old record of 2.4 inches was set in 1984. AND, this now gives us 90.6 inches total for the season, only 3.0 inches shy of the 134-year-old record of 93.6 inches set in 1880-81. Could we break the record next week?

Not only is it really snowy, it’s going to be downright cold tonight.

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Personally, I’ve had it with winter, snow and freezing cold…

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Bring on the summertime blues!

Power of the Individual: Drummer Loses Hand in Freak Accident Creates Drumming Prosthetic (video)

This is awesome:

Two years ago, as he was cleaning an air vent hood at work, Jason Barnes was struck by a freak jolt of electricity. The accident wasn’t fatal, but he did end up losing part of his right arm. An aspiring drummer, Barnes was thunderstruck. He refused to give up, cobbling together his own make-shift drumming hand out of a brace and some springs.

The hand didn’t work perfectly, but through perseverance Barnes was able to secure himself acceptance to the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media. Little did Barnes know at the time, but his life was about to change for the better. He was about to become super-human.

At the institute, Barnes and his makeshift hand got drumming instructor Eric Sanders thinking. Sanders knew of a man who could remake Barnes hand. He could make it better, faster. Gil Weinberg, at Georgia Tech, was in the business of building robot drummers, but Barnes would be his first cyborg.

Amazing what perseverance and the entrepreneurial spirit is able to achieve.

Here’s a video of the new cyborg drummer in action:

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Our cyborg drummer sounds pretty darn good.

Billy Gibbons & Daryl Hall: Sharp Dressed Man (Live at Daryl’s House)

If you’re a frequent visitor to MCT, you know that I try to find somewhat more obscure songs or artists to post here.

I’m a big ZZ Top fan, but I like their earlier and less commercial tunes. I normally wouldn’t post ZZ Top’s Sharp Dressed Man here on MCT since it’s been played to death. You could flip on any classic rock station and here the song within 15 min’s (I’m not kidding).

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All that being said, this version version of Sharp Dressed Man performed by Billy Gibbons and Daryl Hall is outstanding in my book with its slower tempo and more ‘bluesy’ feel.

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“Every girl’s crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man.’