Mao Tse Tung – China Leadership Watch

So this was absolutely amazing today. 


We had a meeting and someone brought in a bag of “prizes” as an icebreaker.


Low and behold, one of the items being given away was a Kim Jong-il (father of Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s current leader). 


“Coincidentally,” this just one day after the historic peace summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-un. 


Why anyone would give a watch like this away is mind-boggling to me. 


I am curious if anyone knows what the inscription on the back is?  


Anyway, I think this watch is an amazing piece of history, especially from the isolated nation of North Korea.


I can only imagine what the history of this timepiece is and how it got here to NIST.


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

I Drive This Way (NOT)

Sitting On Car
I took this photo in downtown Washington, D.C. 



Unlike the Google Car, which is purported to drive itself…this one let’s the rider sit on top (that’s a joke people)!



Doesn’t matter if you bend the roof with your butt. 



The view is much better from on high, and it’s oh so comfortable on the white aluminum with your pants bottom shining it up. 



Maybe this is a give-a-way for the next carathon or something equally prizeworthy. 😉



(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)