October 31, 2020

Everyone be Careful Driving this Evening

Because it's that day that ghosts, goblins, zombies, and vampires are most likely to be non-compliant with quarantines and lockdowns....for they HUNGER. 

Also:

No matter how scary they may be, if they come to your door, don't do this...


Instead, take the opportunity to do safety checks on your equipment. 

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October 30, 2020

As Part of The General Compliance With the Standards and Practices of Current Year

APPLE has bought the Peanuts Holiday specials

They will be aired on APPLE TV only and not shown on TV until after the holidays. 

Brickmuppet Blog has, therefore, taken it upon ourselves to partially fill the void in Peanuts spoopy content. 



It's important to note that this travesty was committed by APPLE and not some completely different company that might or might not be mentioned in the comments. .

Also: 
One more thing. (Scarcely worth mentioning.) 
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October 29, 2020

The Plot Thickens...Thins, and Thickens Again.

When TuCa revealed last night that a shipment of documents containing damaging information to Biden had gone missing in transit, he went through the procedures that the company took. Having been a clerk in the shipping industry  some years ago, I was pretty sure what company it was from the procedures described. Sure enough, it was, in fact U.P.S. and they announced today that they had found the documents


I suspect, (with no evidence whatsoever) that they did what we did when someone informed us that they had lost something that looked very much like trash, they locked out the trash compactor and had their facility's equivalent of the Brickmuppet sift through it piece by piece. 

Years ago some smooth-brain decided that he could ship a panel of reinforced impact resistant glass with no other packing material than an address label taped to the bare glass. The problem was, that those windows were laminated glass and even the slightest "thwack" on the SIDE would cause it to delaminate and shatter. 

Eventually the window made it all the way from Utah to Virginia without incident until someone dinged it on the edge while putting it on the shelf of the truck for delivery. 

When it delaminated (quite spectacularly IIRC) it destroyed the label. I wrote it up as a panel of bullet-proof glass with the label destroyed and discarded it. 

The next day I was called from unloading trucks back to the clerk station which was covered in account executives and engineers. Turns out, it was one of the space shuttle windows for the cargo bay and NASA was furious that we had somehow lost their indestructible window. I explained that yes, I had processed a damage that fit that description, and it had had no packing whatsoever and had struck on its edge when being loaded on the truck and...I'd put it in the dumpster as of no salvageable value. 

I then got a stern talking down to by some civil servant explaining that the window was supposed to be indestructible and that astronauts lives were at risk and this was beyond my pay grade, so I went out to the trash compactor, had the plant engineer lock it out and recovered the very heavy slabs of broken glass and as much of the plastic and dust as I could recover. During this time the government employee expressed his absolute astonishment that an uncredentialed individual such as myself (which he referred to by various non-complementary slang terms for southern white folks) was allowed to even go near something as important as this piece of kit. After recovering the space shuttle window I explained to one of the NASA employees who was not HickHater that laminated glass cannot take blows to the side and if there had been so much as a bit of cardboard along the edge, the window would have been fine, and that if a meteor entered the window from the side, it was passing through the bulkhead perpendicular to the axis of the shuttle and that there would be greater concerns than the integrity of the window. He laughed and agreed that basic packing was needed (he was an engineer, not a...whatever effete hysteric the other guy was) and they took their window crumbs and left. 

I've been in dumpsters to get academic papers, spreadsheets and all manner of things, because U.P.S. does actually give a damn. 

Well, that was a digression....

Hopefully there was no foul play with these Biden papers, and it was just something like a poorly sealed envelope.  We should find out what horrors reside within them tonight or tomorrow. 

Also: Tucker, SEND COPIES not originals. "The dog ate my homework" is never a valid excuse. 

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Oh.

You can get it on Amazon



The last time I tried to get a Japanese beverage off Amazon it was 212 dollars a bottle.  


I demurred. 


Relevant art is by Huwari. Support him on Fanbox.

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Finally, 2 Months Early, We Get to Discuss Something that is NOT a 2020 Headline

2068 is gonna be lit!

We've discussed Apophis before, but not recently...we were still on Blogspot back then. Basically Apophis is an Earth crossing asteroid that someone decided to tempt fate by naming after an Egyptian god of destruction. In late 2005 there was some speculation that it would impact the Earth in 2036, but subsequent calculations indicated that was not actually the case. 


 Computer model of Apophis from Wikipedia

Now, in 2020, astronomers looked at the space rock's most recent pass and amended their amendment to their calculations with the result that they think this dollop of deep-space detritus has a 0.00067% chance of impacting the earth with the force of 1.2 gigatons of TNT in 2068. 

This is not a high probability event, but if it comes to pass it is a very consequential, as a blast yield of 1200 megatons is a, shall we say, impactful, event no matter where on Earth it happens.  Furthermore, this asteroid tends to have close calls frequently, meaning that in the long term, an eventual impact is almost certain. 

The good news is that we've got plenty of time to mitigate this and try, fail, and try again to deflect the object and still have time to reflect upon and learn from mistakes made and lessons learned. 






The Brickmuppet's Crack team of Science Babes begin training to take care of business. 


For instance: The next time one discovers an Earth crossing asteroid, name it Fluttershy or Snorlax rather than after some ancient Egyptian god of chaos and death. 

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October 28, 2020

I Predict Rain Tomorrow



At least this is only a cat 2. New Orleans doesn't need any more abuse this season. 

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Meanwhile: In the World of Game Development



Perhaps, but how about you just say that you missed a comma or a period in the last tweet?

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Ghaaaaah! This explains EVERYTHING!

 

Jack Dorsey has been possessed by the ghost of Rasputin!

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In The Interests of Equal Time...(UPDATED)

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October 26, 2020

Osiris Rex

On the one hand the probe collected much more stuff than NASA had hoped. On he other hand a piece of gravel has wedged the sample container open and the probe is now surounded by orbiting gravel. . 

Mission control is proceeding....gingerly. 

 

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What is Best in Life?






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Five Days Out From Halloween...

...and 2020 has provided us with yet another seasonally appropriate headline. 



What?

It seems that a species of parthenogenic prawns previously possessed as pets popped up pestiferously procreating in a Belgian cemetery and cant be dealt with because of a combination of local regulations and the fact that the graveyard can't be dug up. 

That they are escaped pets is disappointing. I was hoping for another lab experiment gone horribly wrong, but alien crustacean plague is suitably seasonal nevertheless. 


Actual photo of the crawdad in question by ; font-weight: 700; text-decoration-line: underline;">白兎マリコ(@Maryko)

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October 23, 2020

WHAT?

DISCUSS...

WATCH ON BITCHUTE HERE.


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PROGRAMMING NOTE


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A MESSAGE FOR CERTAIN VERY CREDENTIALED PEOPLE WHO HAVE THOUGHTFULLY CHOSEN TO GRACE US WITH THEIR THOUGHTS ON LAST NIGHT'S DEBATE.




PIC VIA.

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October 22, 2020

We came in Peace...AND WE PUNCHED IT!



NASA has successfully slammed the Osiris-REX space probe into the Earth Crossing asteroid Bennu, knocking debris into space that will hopefully be collected and returned.  Our Crack Team of Science Babes have some thoughts on the matter.


"We hit it!"
The probe will collect sample of the debris that it kicked up. If it has room and weight reserves for more it will punch the asteroid and blow on it again with the aim of collecting more. Assuming it survives its various assaults on the asteroid, it will return its samples to Earth in 2023. 


"The probe will no doubt land in Piedmont Arizona and..."

Hush. 

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And Now a Word From our Sponsor



LEGAL NOTICE: Brickmuppet Blog actually has no sponsors and is not supported in any way by Pez. 
Please don't harass, or terrorize them. Please. We're not their fault.

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Oh My. Yes!

U.S. Space Force recruiting commercials.



Watch this one on Bitchute

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October 21, 2020

How are YOU Celebrating the Holiday?

I don't know how long this link will be valid, so here. 



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C'est la Tempête Qui Arrive.

As part of our ongoing policy of attempting to appear big brained and sophisticated, we at Brickmuppet Blog are going to evaluate the results of having the post title in French, which none of us actually speak.


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