February 10, 2013

NecroSpammers

Pixy (The great guru of Mee.nu) has done a fine job keeping the pernicious purveyors of processed pulled pork shoulder at bay. Occasionally, a singularly sharp spammer will succeed in sneaking his shameful solicitations into the sidebar, but for the most part readers don't see the vast majority of the spam comments.

The depraved, delinquent douchenozzels often comment on posts over a year old, and they tend to comment in the same posts over and over. The latest fusillade of frustrating fiendishness  fell upon two recent posts and here, but mostly, they continue to flood this post.

What is it about Kannagi?

I apologize to you readers for venting my vexation at this venal villany by  maltreating you with my maladroit metablogging...so here is some tangentially related anime art as atonement.


Kannagi is no longer being published in the US but DVDs still turn up.

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February 06, 2013

This is Why Maintenance is Important

The former flagship of the Argentinian Navy, the destroyer ARA Santisima Trinidad turned turtle at her moorings last month.


...and took out a trawler in the process from the looks of it.



I guess the Falklands Islanders are allowing themselves a non-existent laugh.

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February 04, 2013

I Didn't Think They HAD Parking Lots Back Then

Neat!

The body of Richard the Third has been found under a parking lot in Liecester.




Jerry Pournelle has some interesting thoughts inspired by this news.

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February 03, 2013

So you're called to student council room...

A good chunk of the Tank club is there.
What runs through your mind?
A: " Am I in trouble?"
B: "What is the midget up to THIS time?
C: "Are they finally going to let the guys join the neat clubs?"
D: "What in the HELL is that picture on the wall? Seriously?"

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Breitbart.com Blacklisted?

Hmmmmm.....

I got a Malware Alert when trying to visit Breitbart.

UPDATE: Via Instapundit, It was a hack. More here.
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Yes Indeedily!



If Leiji Matsumoto really isn't your thing....GET OFF MY LAWN!

(These kids today....)
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Peter David is Asking for Help

Author Peter David has had a stroke.

Actually he had a stroke on December 29 but I just found out via twitter.

Tip jar and more here.

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Yet More Linky Luv

A collection of links, mostly political is below the fold.
For those unenthused about such matters here is a completely unrelated picture of some cute girls with cake and Pocky and tea...and Zipatone.


CGwC&P&T&Z are Yuno and Maya from the Hidemari Sketch franchise.
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Matt Yglesias Makes a Profound Discovery

That name....it means politics is afoot, so the post is below the fold.

For those of you uninterested in such things here's a shorter, less comprehensive version of the post.

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February 02, 2013

An Amazing Saturday Afternoon

I headed to school this afternoon around two to make use of the language lab. As I cleared the tunnel I heard a PSA on the radio. The Virginia War Museum had some special guests today from noon to three. I decided that school could wait and drove the 45 minutes to Newport News. I just barely made it, but I got to meet Mr. Williams here, who graciously let me take his picture and patiently answered my many questions. They were breaking down, so I had the considerable honor of helping him, his daughter and his three comrades break down their display and load it into their cars.



During World War 2, Mr. Williams flew red tailed P51s in Italy and Germany. He is one of the last of the surviving Tuskeegee Airmen.

Thank you for your service sir!

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Ed Koch

Neo and Professor Jacobson have thoughts on the passing of Ed Koch.

I certainly didn't agree with him on a lot of things, but he was a likeable character who seemed to be decent and principled.The nations political discourse is much diminished by his loss. Additionally, it should not be forgotten that long before his entry into politics he was serving his country at the Battle of the Bulge.


  Mayor Koch with the tombstone he bought some time ago. which contains the last words of Journalist Daniel Pearle "My father is Jewish, my mother is Jewish, I am Jewish." It also contains a prayer from Deuteronomy: "Hear, O Israel: the Lord is our God, the Lord is one,"

Godspeed Mayor Koch. May you rest in peace.

UPDATE: The NYT has released a video interview with the late Mayor that he'd asked not to be aired until after his death.

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February 01, 2013

10 Years


Great things are not easy.
They require great people to take risks.

While we mourn there loss we are fortunate to have had such people as this...


May we continue to be so blessed...

In happier days, Leslie Fish eloquently captured the hope so many of us had when the great ship first took to the sky.

 

'Foundation of our future, courier of dreams..'
We should let that be the epitaph of the ship and her brave crew; an inspiration to do still greater things, for if the boundaries of the future are allowed to be set by the risk adverse, the timid, those unwilling to take risks...or far worse, those who would presume to forbid others from doing so...then our future will be a dark age.

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