February 18, 2019

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

So. 

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"

Wha..?



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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December 19, 2018

Mea Culpa

An earlier post here embedded a video that was described as "seasonal". However the only things seasonal were the winter quipaos and snow.


 
This is obviously problematic as it clearly exclusionary to our antipodean readers. 


To rectify this inexcusable lack of inclusivity, sensitivity, and geographical awareness, here is a video that is completely seasonal with regards to women's optional casual attire in the southern hemisphere around this time of year.


Note too, that while not strictly seasonal, the lyrics, plane crash and Arn Anderson(?) do not directly contradict near-current southern hemisphere weather patterns or holidays and thus the video should not offend anybody.

So please don't deplatform us.


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October 16, 2018

This Should Allow Everyone to Declare Victory and Go Home

J. Greely has what ought to be the final word on Fauxcahontas and her 23 and Me adventure.


I mean, at 1/1024, she’s clearly a homeopathic Native American.

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September 19, 2018

AVAST! Ye Land Lubbin' Scallywags!

Let the log show that this be the 19th of September. 



Scrimhaw by Maomaouzi

Today is the day we go below decks to divvy up our ill gotten booty...
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Or just look at it. 
more...

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August 01, 2018

The Video is So-So, but the Cover Actually Works

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June 04, 2018

Applying Contemporary Standards of Critical Thinking to Understand This Blog's Recent Outage

So the blog's been down. An explanation is in order. 


However, as we are not IT professionals, and are not privy to specifics regarding coding and hardware factors, we must look for the causes of this tragedy via open source media. With that in mind, we note a recent breakthrough in physics which was reported concurrently with the site outage and, using contemporary standards of critical thinking, this discovery must correlate to the problem at hand.

A recent physics experiment produced strong evidence of sterile neutrinos. According to the linked article, sterile neutrinos are not predicted to exist by the standard model of physics. 

Other things not supported by the standard model of physics include, but are not limited to: The EM Drive, stealth in space, sorcery, practical giant robots, Bigfoot, Niberu, Pelucidar, Mothman, ghosts, telekinesis, healing energy, vampires (sparkly), alchemy, Blemmyians, Astrology, teleportation, mediumship, warp drive, gravity generators, shrink rays, and flat earth cosmology.

Using contemporary standards of critical thinking, one must take a second look at all of those things and, lo and behold, the last one proves to be directly applicable to our problem. You see our webmaster is an Australian and the flat earthers have just concluded that Australia is, and always has been an elaborate hoax perpetrated by the British to cover up the democide of all their debtors. 

And so, contemporary standards of critical thinking lead us to the inevitable conclusion that our webmaster doesn't exist. Note that when we check our work it becomes clear that the non existence of our IT team DOES explain how technical difficulties could occur!

http://brickmuppet.mee.nu/images/_2_d_.jpg
"Or...we could use actual critical thinking and just check the dev-blog."

There's no time for that! We've got important things to find out.
...like exactly where it is that kangaroos REALLY come from.

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May 22, 2018

Oh What Fresh Hell Is This?

One of THOSE headlines...


What in the world do robots need organs for? I can't think of any non-worrisome reasons.


Let's ask one of our Crack Team of Science Bots what possible use robots might have for organs besides living tissue over a hyperalloy endoskeleton to make them more successful as Infiltrator units. 


"Are you kidding!? I'll be able to ditch these 'splody Samsung batteries, 'cause I'll have a stomach and intestines and a liver so I'll be able to charge by eating Carolina barbecue and Moon Pies and  drinking RC Cola! And I won't stop with digestion either! I'm gonna be STACKED!"

Oh.
Well OK then!


(Art is by Sukabu)

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May 06, 2018

Perhaps Not as Laid Back as They Were Hoping For.


Art By: Ueyama Michirou Buy their stuff here!

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May 05, 2018

Ninjas Wanted

Indulge us, Gentle Readers, as this blog takes a slight detour from its normal format.
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(Stop that. We totally have a format!)
Ahem...
We need about 40 people with thick skin to pretend to be ninjas for 6-10 minutes a day.


Billy Versus Snakeman is a fun little time waster that, despite being a flash game, allows a surprising amount of cooperative and team play. The premise is that you're stereotypical anime ninjas, with a whole set of ninja goals, but you are also part of a ninja village and your participation and doing village duties makes the village stronger. Once in a while there are cooperative team events like a zombie zombja attack on the village that require some player coordination in tactics, but not time online.   Its silly fun and free.

However....

Villages can have a population of up to 50 but require a certain level of participation to keep from falling apart every night...and that's where the guys in marketing screwed up. 

You see, there was a time (long ago) when SNOWFLAKE was a word that referred to a meteorological phenomenon involving a particular manifestation of ice-1-N  under specific conditions as part of a hydrological cycle. Given the lack of any any negative connotations, and the location of one of the decision makers in the foothills of the Great Snowy Mountains, the decision was made to name the village SNOWFLAKE.

Regrettably, as the language has shifted, membership has dropped, hence the call for ninjas with tough skin who are willing to dodge the particular slings, arrows and throwing stars that "Snowflake Ninjas" must endure, secure in the knowledge that what does not cause us to die of embarrassment makes us stronger, faster and more sneaky!

If you have the GUTS to be a Snowflake (or are just feeling vaguely ironic) click on this here linky-poo and let your adventure begin!

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April 21, 2018

Mel Brooks : Prophet or Time Traveller?

Either way, he tried to warn us.


He tried to warn us and we didn't listen...

WE DIDN'T LISTEN!

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April 12, 2018

Advertisement...Or Warning?

Some have noted a few trends in higher education that have seen abominably foetid, baleful, glutinous, ichorous, noxious, vile, unclean and warped notions that have been shambling implacably into university curricula like some repellant, slimy tentacle secreting leprous, parasitic, ghastly, bilious, zymotic, jabbering madness.


Opinions on this do differ, but Scott Lowther points out that U.C. San Diego has embraced this perception and decided to make it a selling point.

This is from the video on their home page.




I'm old, behind the times and a bit of a recluse, so I'm curious...What, exactly is the message here to millenials?

'cause I don't think that "We ENSURE a safe campus by sacrificing co-eds to Dagon." is actually what's intended.

But I may be overly optimistic. 

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April 09, 2018

Dog Whistles

Via Tamara Keel comes a headline that puts into perspective the state of our politics at the moment.






Discuss...

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January 19, 2018

As the Bots Become More Sophisticated

...captcha has inevitably become more of a challenge to users.





Quite possibly to no avail




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December 17, 2017

Oh What the HELL Is This?

You know what always makes everything better?
Dinosaurs!
You know what's hard to screw up?
Dinosaurs!
But do you know what year this is?
Yes, it's 2017. So get ready for the inevitable dissappointment that comes from this insidiously tantalizing headline.


New!? I didn't think they were even making dinosaurs anymore!

Oh wait what's this?



Hmmm...I guess they aren't making them any more.
It looks like they just grabbed some random non-dinosaur parts from the reject bin and kitbashed to their hearts content. 

I may not be a paleontologist, but I KNOW what dinosaurs looked like 'cause I had a Lewis Marx playset and that thing up there was NOT INNIT! 
 
That ain't no dinosaur!

These here are dinosaurs!

The BEST kind of dinosaurs.


Public domain dinosaurs.
 
Now get off my lawn!

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November 30, 2017

In Addition to the End-of-Semester Crunch

...this blog's content has been handicapped of late by other factors. 


As some of you know, I work in the transportation industry and recent seasonal developments in the world of shipping have had a deleterious effect upon updates.

The following embedded video is related to said developments, though out of consideration for my readers it is not a completely accurate representation of my workplace.


UPDATE: Well, that's an unfortunate (though not unrepresentative) frame for the preview. 

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