June 23, 2019

Gracious! It's Just Like an Isekai Show

Oh good. My login works in this universe. Fancy that.

So. Due to automotive problems and some ill-considered decisions, I have, for the last four days, been in a North Carolina swamp with spotty cell-phone connectivity and no internet whatsoever.
Today, after returning "home" I've discovered that I've returned not to my home, but someplace....else.

It's a dystopian alternate universe where Facebook is actually issuing its own online currency with the backing of multinational corporations, some of whom have a reputation of freezing the bank accounts of people they find politically suspect. This will make the Chinese Sesame Credit System a reality throughout the U.S.A. and the world...like it's some Walter John Williams novel.

In this dark reflection of my world, the news media is CREDULOUSLY reporting that cellphones are causing young people to grow horns out of their heads. Weekly World News must not exist in this universe...(checks Wikipedia)....aaand it went out of business here in 2007.
On the one hand "Yay! Draphs!" on the other hand....Bullshit. Surely it's bullshit? (does a modicum of checking) Yes it's bullshit.

In THIS reality the anti-war left is catatonic with rage that Trump...did...not...start a full blown war...
This grimdark science fiction novel has the poorly written, mustache-twirling, cruel and decadent aristocrats in the cities cutting off power to those in the rural areas just as the hottest days of the years approach...no doubt to maximize the impact of loosing refrigeration, air conditioning and access to home medical equipment.

In this sequel to Harrison Bergeron a beautiful, strong, competent, independent, heroic, mixed-race woman was forced to get a partial mastectomy because the Handicapper General demanded it so that the woman would meet approved global beauty standards.

Akshually that last paragraph consists mostly of snark as the non-story is not, in itself, of any importance...This most inconsequential of udder utter non-issues only becomes an issue because the media in this Orwellian Hellscape I find myself trapped in is, for some reason, literally trying to tell us that this non-event is not happening and that the new design has exactly the same bra size as the old...we're not seeing what we're seeing because 2+2=5.
The actual character design of this Tifa cosplayer is gorgeous (a 9/10 or better if one needs a numerical representation),  it's like the Megacorps of this alternate world are hyping largely non-existent outrage in order to distract from the fact that the game is being released in 3 to 5 separate games, over years, looks very much like it may have pay to win issues, will be entirely online and fully embraces the media-as-a-service cancer to the extent that no one will ever really be able to own their game and will always be at risk for loosing it if one crosses the ever changing threshold on speech standards.

In this world, far from being over, the Jussie Smollet case is just getting started.

It seems that Kaiju are real here: The Kyushu shinkansen nework was taken out by a single slug.

This universe seems to have diverged from mine around 1984, because here Atari has a new console coming out.

So. I find myself trapped in an alternate, and slightly crazier world

However, this worlds version of my blog (curiously) is unchanged.
Perhaps this isn't really an isekai situation.
After all. All those years of wasting my life on comic books, video games and playing D&D didn't prepare me for squat in this place..

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June 17, 2019

More Musk Magic

This tweet means something, but the tweet's existence suggests it means something other than what is tweeted.

"Oh please. This is Obviously a demonstration of the...(something-something)...capabilities of Starlink." 

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May 17, 2019

Begun These Cheesecake Wars Have

J. Greely decided to post a bunch of visually interesting not entirely canonical depictions of various characters from Girls Frontline a Chinese gacha game that is focused on anthropomorphizations of various modern and historical firearms.

Mr. Greely is to be commended on the quality of his cheesecake.

But quantity has a quality all its own.


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April 18, 2019

Algorithms: They Take You To....Places

While trying to confirm a rumor that Sargon of Akkad had been arrested*, I blundered onto this.  59 minutes and six seconds later, I feel that I am now dumber than I have ever been.

It starts off innocently enough, with retarded claims about the precision of the geometry of the Giza Pyramids. Then our humble Gumby presenter starts name dropping Thoth. By 7:27 he's claiming that Jews are space aliens who were visiting Atlantis when things went pear shaped but that's not important or germane to THIS discussion because all our problems seem to stem from the Martian Patriarchy and the misconception that Satan is bad. Zecharia Sitchin, Edgar Casey, and Nostradamus have all been mentioned by 13:26.  It goes on at an AMAZING pace explaining how the 12 dimensional properties of spacetime and the electromagnetic properties of ley lines are demonstrated and proven by the "hundredth monkey" phenomenon. The video goes on, laying out in excruciating and utterly contradictory detail a grand unified field theory of derp that (naturally enough) includes tantric inter-dimensional sex meditations.

So: What is the takeaway from all this?

The world is stupid and getting stupider.

I suspect that my use of the word "Akkad" in a search is what brought me to this surfeit of Fortean numbnuttery.

*He appears to have been given a stern talking-to for a 3 year old tweet.

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April 14, 2019

The Gothiest of Goth Chicks

Image of M-87's Powehi as touched up and enhanced by GigaMessy

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April 13, 2019


Banality resides below the fold. As compensation, here is a clever, industrious and motivated young lady.

 Girl who is determined to achieve her goal and is willing to try up to 7 times was drawn by Tomo (also here.)

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March 30, 2019


 Nightmare Fuel by Midnight Raid (Middy)

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March 27, 2019

Some Cultural Appropriation

Insincere apologies to the unique and alien cultures of China, San Francisco, South Korea, and Australia.

We'd apologize to John Carpenter and the Shaw Brothers too, but the blog is just embedding these videos and is not responsible for their creation.

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March 26, 2019

Meanwhile, in the U.S. Congress

...no damage was done today.

Current Score
U.S.A. : 1
  E.U.    : -1

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Believe It or Not

It appears that after getting inadvertently "outed" on the air about a month ago, and not being seen or spoken of since,  the individual we shall refer to here as Trappy McTrap Cat was NOT kicked off the show, but has merely had a scheduling conflict and today responded to the polite and supportive expressions of concern left in the You Tube comments. 

What makes this story particularly hard to believe is the notion of polite and supportive You Tube comments.

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March 25, 2019

In Which We Do Some Fact Checking

Remember. If you want to you can always just "Google it."

Google search is hiding auto-completed text related to the Robert Mueller special counsel investigation, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis.

Well, we here at Brickmuppet Blog figured this would be not just prudent but easy to fact check, so as of 22:18 EST we found that while the autofill function produced almost the same results as claimed, the algorithms had, apparently been tweaked...slightly.

Oh dear.

Fortunately, after about three clicks of further digital gumshoeing, it appears that that first result is just a meme and not an actual product like these.

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March 13, 2019


...regarding best practices for salespeople in the Taco industry from an expert in the field.

"Spam and tacos are a singularly unappealing combination."

That is all.

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February 26, 2019

On the Importance of Bloggers Checking Out the Other Content on the Site Hosting That Post They Just Found Via a Google Search

Well, THAT post is sidelined indefinitely.   

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February 19, 2019

That Venn Overlap Between TOS and POS

A screencap of a screencap from today's Dumping with Scrump...screencapping a random sentence buried in the new Discord terms of service.

Now this almost certainly won't stand up in a court of law. However, to regain control of one's IP one has to hire a lawyer. This, of course, is beyond the means of many who's IP will get looted like this. Which, is, of course the point.

While it's an interesting discussion, describing the disturbing decline and degeneration of Discord, I do not necessarily recommend listening to today's episode. It goes into dreadful places. For instance, I could have lived a full, happy, and productive life never having had explained to me what the actual hell cubbycon meant and now that path of pleasant innocence is forever closed to me.  


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February 18, 2019

Taking Electoral College Pieces Off the Board...In Innovative Ways


Speaking of that mysterious, exotic, place between Duluth and Dikson.

There is now a Change.org petition to sell Montana to Canada for a trillion dollars. This is being cleverly presented as a means to reduce the debt.

The proposal itself is fairly laconic.

 We have too much debt and Montana is useless. Just tell them it has beavers or something.

This particularly cunning because, while Montana is replete with uses, the statement is, in fact two thirds true (The debt is too big, and Montana does, in fact, have beavers) . 

As I typed this the proposal had 6,941supporters out of a goal of 7,500.

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Signs & Portents: Unrest is Everywhere.

Civil uprising, Canadian Style.

3 years old, but still illustrative of...something.

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February 10, 2019

Just a Link to a PDF.( For Historical Purposes)

When the "Green New Deal" first came out there was a FAQ sheet and I downloaded it got halfway through page 2 and reralized that the Cray-Cray was stronger in this document than I'd thought possible...and stopped reading. 

I commented on another blog that nuclear power was not just absent from the proposed solutions, it was specifically singled out for elimination. 

to wit:
A Green New Deal is a massive investment in renewable energy production and would not include creating new nuclear plants. It’s unclear if we will be able to decommission every nuclear plant within 10 years, but the plan is to transition off of nuclear and all fossil fuels as soon as possible.

The blogger asked for a citation saying he could not find that in the document. This struck me as odd because Lowther does his research and, as I said, it was on page two. 

Well lo and behold it appears that online versions of the FAQ page are being removed and/or edited; It's just that crazy a document. 

Well, I downloaded it and it's HERE (WARNING: May cause SAN loss)

It will remain here at least until Mee.nu gets blowed up. 

Neo has thoughts on the purpose of releasing the document as crazy and incomplete as it is. 

Pixy meanwhile, has run the numbers

They are not little numbers.

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February 09, 2019

New Asteroid Discovered

Via Instapundit comes this story about the discovery of a new asteroid inside the orbit of Venus. One of the Brickmuppet's Crack Team of Science Babes explains why this is object is so potentially interes....

"Forget that! It's not important anymore. 
I've uncovered proof that our society is over"


Well. That's it.

UPDATE: I have a question. Would this be transhumanist furries or would the lack of fur preclude that and if so would these be shinies?

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January 24, 2019

Meanwhile, at SHOT Show....

"So much tactical. So very fierceness."

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December 31, 2018

In Which I Finally Resort to Clickbaiting

Just watch this and then answer the questions behind the spoiler tag.

Now I just have to wait for the hits to roll in.

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