November 18, 2014

Unexpectedly

Christmas booped in early.




With November volume at UPS in full swing, surgeries and vacations in our building have left us short of people qualified to do certain tasks. It looks like I'm going to be working double shifts this season.  

Blogging will be intermittent. 

Fortunately, no leg-breaking has yet occurred. 

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November 16, 2014

So....What's Happening?

First off, one of the 'Brickmuppet's Crack Team of Science Babes' has some thoughts on science reportage....



Of course the 'Science Babes' are just the imaginary braniac waifus of a lonely male blogger who has a sick fetish for smart girls, so it is likely that their supposed views on such microagressions are no different than any member of the macho women haters club....

Indeed, the maladroit neckbeard known as Suburbanbanshee has presumed to express thoughts on this as has noted woman hater Elizabeth Scalia. Misogynistic troglodyte Amy Alkon mansplains the situation and, of course the vaginaphobic Pope of patriarchal privilege, Sarah Hoyt, unleashes a glorious TL;DR of hateorade

Also, there was something about a comet.

In other, obviously less important news:

The Russians, always eager to remind us that we are loved,  have decided to regularly send nuclear capable bombers to patrol the Gulf of Mexico.

In unrelated news PRAVDA is running the headline Russia prepares nuclear surprise for NATO.  It should be noted that the use of the words "nuclear" and "surprise" next to each other is generally frowned upon. However, there are always translation issues and the Muscovites probably have a different style guide. In any event, given the relative parity in acknowledged warheads the Russians are unlikely to do anything really stupid unless they think our deterrent is seriously unreliable for some reason

In even less related news, soon we'll have 3 wrenches

Concluding our chain of nonsequiters, Canada's National Post has an analysis of what Russia's goals actually might be


With regard to China, a navy analyst who stated earlier this year that China was preparing for a "Short, Sharp, War" was rather publicly reassigned on the eve of the recent conference with China

"If you talk about it openly, you cross the line and unnecessarily antagonize," Greenert said at a forum in Newport, Rhode Island. "You probably have a sense about how much we trade with that country. It's astounding. "
 
North Korea has launched a ballistic missile submarine

In all seriousness the old Golf class boat is almost certainly not a cause for concern so it should not affect ones real-estate purchases in any way. However there are all sorts of other issues that might persuade one to overcome ones dread of dealing with a condo association in order to move into more secure environs. (Like they say....)

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Wonderduck Takes One For the Team

Between his F-1 coverage, military history discussion and pointers to shows we might want to watch, Wonderduck has been watching a show called Ben-To...so we don't have to. 


He has finally finished it and his overviews can be found  here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, not here, here, here, here and here. Yes. He watched the whole thing...to keep us safe from it. His posts on this subject are a bit surreal, but are estimated to be 77% less damaging to ones psyche than watching the actual show.

Words cannot express my gratitude to him for enduring this on our behalf. Thus I can only offer him this as thanks.

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November 14, 2014

November 14: The Day IT Support Came into Its Own

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November 13, 2014

I Thought

...that this was surely satire, but I followed the hyperlinks and....




"It burns."


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A Suspicious Silence

We were curious as to Don's take on the 4.8 earthquake that hit Wichita yesterday, but seems that the temblor it made no impression on him. 


As this is obviously suspicious, it has been surmised that Don, who is something of a volcano otaku, had commenced building a volcano in his back yard. 

Since this would open up a vast potential for awesomeness in the fields of both geothermal energy and mayhem, we've asked one of the Brickmuppet's Crack Team of Science Babes to to explain how the miracle of SCIENCE! allows this to be possible.


Ummm....It don't 'cause it ain't.

Well then.

Using Occam's Swiffer, the only remaining logical explanation is that one of these rusted through...which could represent a nontrivial product safety issue moving forward. 

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November 12, 2014

A Duck Now Has a Hat...In Spaaaaace!



Rosetta-Tan and Philae-Tan by Dei Shirou

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November 11, 2014

11/11


Cdr. Salamander has some thoughts on the day. You should read them

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November 10, 2014

I Find Myself Numb From Relief

Banality lurks below the fold.  

As compensation, here is some eye candy courtesy of Tobusa.


I confess that I have no idea what this has to do with soccer. 
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Craig Ferguson Has Got it Figured Out


Forget the Jonas Brothers. This is why he got passed over for Colbert. 

Now get off my lawn.

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November 08, 2014

My Week: Summed Up


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November 05, 2014

Aftermath

I've been down hard with a relapse of the flu or flu-like thing that I was beset with over the weekend.  I noticed while perusing the aftermath of the election that the Republicans did rather well. 


Then I heard that they won the governorship in Illinois.

Now having read that, I should have woken up immediately, but I didn't, and I can't.

I appear to be trapped in a coma or something and experiencing a bizarre hallucination...I'm kind of afraid. 


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November 04, 2014

Election Day

The radio this morning had caller after caller going on about the issues in Virginia Beach, where the touch screen machines have apparently become self aware...and decided that they are Democrats.  

Fortunately, here in Portsmouth, we use paper ballots and thus do our bit to keep Skynet at bay. 

However, this morning at my polling place there were only three other voters present and I spent less time ther than I would have if I'd stopped for gas. 

Elections are decided by those who bother to vote. 

If I can't persuade you of the importance of doing your civic duty, perhaps this young lady can. 



Gai Rei Zero's Isayama Yomi was rendered sans text by Zhen Lin 

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November 02, 2014

This Years Flu Shot

Either it is useless, or it has saved my life.


In any event, I've got nothing, so here is something to ponder...




...just in case you've been doing it wrong. 


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October 31, 2014

Boo!

 
RWBY in costume by Elf-Jy
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