November 05, 2021

Well, Here's a Commercial

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October 31, 2021

Holiday Advice


Art by Catzz.
Happy Halloween everybody! 
Current events are like a horror movie, so instead of looking at the news, go play Genshin Impact instead. 




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October 21, 2021

To All of My Altitudinally Challenged Readers


I hope your hang-time was long and your landings were soft.

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September 10, 2021

Adventures in Algorithims Again

This evening, after a day of doctor visits and other annoyances, I sat down and watched a V-tuber named Hyasynth finishing up a Resident Evil 4 run. She'd sent out notifications and members of her chat with Facebook accounts were congratulating her on her apparent new sponsorship...or were complaining about the sponsors aggressive marketing.  


She was a tad confused, not having any sponsorships yet, but the matter was soon clarified. Her announcements of her Resident Evil 4 play-thru's have, on Facebook, been helpfully accompanied by ads for a pharmaceutical company

I have questions.

Not so much about how the advertising algorithm decided that weebs on Twitch were the target audience for the distribution of peptides and selective androgen receptor modulators, that is obvious. 

Rather I find myself wondering why in the name of Mercury, Greek god of messaging and commerce, someone actually thought the name Umbrella Labs would be a good one, especially for a medical supply company and even more especially since their logo indicates that they not unfamiliar with the potential downsides of that decision. 

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August 04, 2021

Meanwhile: Over at In-Range TV

In-Range TV is a You Tube channel that focuses on firearms equipment reviews, interviews,  historical vignettes regarding uses of firearms, and practical applications for firearms owners including tactics and firearms maintenance , from an essentially Libertarian perspective. 


Karl Kasarda, the showrunner, is, as we've noted before, generally pretty grounded and reasonable, not at all one of those crazy Big-L-libertarian-boogaloo-boys. He is very safety minded and gives a lot of attention to less discussed firearms/safety/preparedness topics like the importance of always having trauma kits.

 With that in mind it will be interesting to see what In-Range sees as practical firearms training for current year.

Here is their most rec....
GODDAMNIT KARL!1!!


Kaaaarl... Apocolypses Kiilll people!

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June 11, 2021

The Mohs Scale of Science Fiction Hardness

From hard to soft in Amazon recommendations.




Recommended when I looked up this book trying to track down if the following quote was, in fact, really from a science textbook.



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May 20, 2021

In the Intrests of Evironmental Awareness, Food Security, and Economic Prosperity

... The Brickmuppet's Crack Team of Science Babes are celebrating WORLD BEE DAY!




Bees are vital to the ecosystem but vulnerable to environmental toxins. Bees can be a sign of environmental problems much like a canary in a mine. 




Bees provide pollination for many plants including primary and secondary food crops. 



Bees have an exoskeleton and no bones. But, unlike me,  they have all the other organs



Commercial beekeepers alone produced 37,830,000 pounds of honey which at 207.5 cents a pound comes to a contribution of  $78,497,250.00 dollars to the economy irrespective of their secondary benefits to other types of agriculture.  



However, bees are threatened by Colony Collapse Disorder which is kind of like Coronachan for bees, but worse. 

It's unclear what causes it, and since bees don't wear masks, the government is banning certain pesticides and beekeepers are applying medications like menthol, which is used to treat certain bee parasites. 

 
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Random Non-contextual facts; mostly from Wikipedia

Note: 
This post has determined by this blog's office of standards and practices to bee educational in nature and not appeal to the prurient interest of normal Americans which we are defining as "those people who do not want to have conjugal relations with bees". 

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May 05, 2021

A Question for You, Gentle Reader

Has "Minecraft" become the latest code word for what was previously referred to as a b00g@L00? 'Cause I just blundered into some discussion concerning the relative merits of .308 versus .223/5.56 caliber ammunition in the context of.... "Minecraft". This was not a video game board.



Minecraft LARPing sounds like it could get out of hand. 

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April 12, 2021

Some Wisdom



"Compare yourself with who you were yesterday, not with who someone else is today."

-The Red Skull



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March 22, 2021

This is One of Many Reasons....

...that I shop at O'Reilly. I have a much older vehicle and they carry some of the most obscure auto parts

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March 07, 2021

Whut

I honestly don't know what Boston Dynamics is going for with regards to customer perceptions of the firm or product messaging. But they may wish to reassess their customer relationship management. 


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February 24, 2021

A Critique of the First Few Episodes

...of 2021.


After the Gatling gut punch and cliffhanger that was the prequel, I was expecting some respite for the characters and  none has been forthcoming. There really needs to be SOMETHING to break the tension, a tender moment, perhaps some comedy relief.


A beach episode would be nice.

However, the writers seem to be a bunch of  disaffected boughie boys who think that the unrelenting misery and depravity of iron age comics is the hight of literary accomplishment. 

The writers are also hacks because this show is not a medical procedural, the last cour was not entertaining, and this particular emerging plotline is derivative, unoriginal, unappealing and has been done to death.

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February 23, 2021

I Hope None of My Audience Speak Swedish



'cause this is probably lewd or something. 

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February 22, 2021

Do You Have Too Many Brain Cells?

In these trying times, do you need to free up cranial space for some other purpose like like a concealed weapon, toolkit, or emergency food supply?


Well, Luna the MagiKarp can help you with that problem!

You see, she's a pretty good V-Tuber....buuuut... on Saturdays she's been doing a dramatic readings of what may be the most [ ADJECTIVES GO HERE  ] RWBY / High School DxD / Sonic the Hedgehog / Harem / Gary Stu / Hentai Fanfic in the history of ever. 

The pain begins at minute 28 with an overview of what has gone before and a brief explanation of the "stylistic quirks" that she has to cope with during her reading. The actual reading begins 41.5 minutes in and if you play it in the background will provide your day with 5 hours of pure, distilled, concentrated, and unadulterated cringe guaranteed to make you dumber.  I caught the last two hours and  when I got in from work today I burned my sausage biscuit in the microwave because I'm that stupid now. 


This is epically abominable. 


 
Luna is not responsible for writing this travesty, and her voice box suffered greatly from it. 


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February 19, 2021

Well This is Completely Unhelpful

Gallows humor is important for getting through dark times, but sometimes...just don't. 


Snerk.
 



Bad ad. 
Bad taste.
Poor form. 
Don't give them any more excuses.

Also: POG!

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Today in Journaism

Yesterday, Shanon Melero at Jezebel did a piece on the disgraceful decision to omit the iconic Chun-Li from the new Mortal Combat  re-boot and inquired as to how such a travesty was allowed to happen. 




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19 minutes later, the layers of researchers and fact checkers who are assigned the sisyphean task of preventing Jezebel's writers from publishing moronic merde, chimed in with an answer to her inquiry. 





"Cleanup on aisle 5. "

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February 14, 2021

Happy Singles Awareness Day

 
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February 09, 2021

The Things One Learns From One's Comments

So I got a bizarre spam comment earlier which consisted of what appeared to be a long, obsequious biography of William Dafoe that had been Google Translated from some other language.


While I did not click on the link (obviously) a perusal of the URL indicates that the link was to a site warning that Mr. Dafoe is secretly the leader of a global conspiracy. 

I don't understand the world anymore. 

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January 24, 2021

Perhaps Blair, or Cameron Would Be an Acceptable Compromise?


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January 20, 2021

Honestly, I Really Thought He Would Last a Bit Longer in Office

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