Folding, spindeling, and mutilating lauguage for fun since Aug, 2004
Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Pcomeau put this video on my Facebook:



 It lead me to This Link.

Sometimes the stupid burns.  Sometimes the stupid clings and burns. Like Napalm. Von Mesis Institute: napalm for the brain.

And no, it's not an Onion article. They actually argue that a decentralized society ruled by a patchwork of autocratic theocrats and warlords who commit genital mutilation of little girls, honor killings against women, and allows famine, pandemic, mass killings, gun-point conversions, and a growing pirate trade is preferable to a stable centralized government that brings you fluoridated water, and a public health system.
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Monday, 03 November 2008

Talk about unhinged...

American Flag
At an Ohio campaign stop last week Obama gave a speech with a background of American flags which is quite common. However, if you look closely some of the flags are not American flags. The blue field has been changed to show an Obama seal. Yes, there are also stars but have no pattern and they do not add up to 50.

With Obama making his own seal and now this it looks like maybe he is putting some credence to the recent article by Stanley Kurtz in the National Review. Is he planning on creating an African county within the US.

I think the presence of these flags should be viewed with alarm. And I don't want to hear any looney left comments that they are only decoration. They ARE a modification of the American Flag.


Yes...let's not hear any excuses from the "loony left" about how these flags are not a sign that Obama is planning to create an African nation within the US...I guess the "Real Americans" over at have us over a barrel guys.  They have exposed the ancient liberal plot that is Ohio...



We can haz votes now?

(Hat Tip:  Majikthise, and Erudite Redneck)

Monday, 03 November 2008 10:33:53 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [11] |  |  |  | #
Thursday, 07 August 2008

You really DO think we're stupid, don't you?

Or did your high-priced marketing experts miss the fact that if you are selling over-sugared deep-fried confections as an actual meal...and you are featuring your coffee...

...just a thought here...

...maybe focusing an ad around the phrase "helping you clean up after an all-night blow-out" isn't the most savvy marketing decision ever.

Hint:  I write good copy and I work cheap.  Call me.  And yes, my grammar and spelling ARE better when I am getting paid.

Thursday, 07 August 2008 09:52:02 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [1] |  |  |  | #
Tuesday, 11 December 2007

The Neo-Nazis are still obsessed about my bathroom.

And, apparently, they think I'm dumb.

Mostly because they don't recognize sarcasm when they see it.

Can you believe I'm still getting hits off of them?  You'd think they'd have all seen the thread and given their two cents by now.

I love reading the Prussian Blue forums.  It's like being back in a rural high-school all over again.

The only thing missing is a game of Chevy-Ford "snaps".

One person seems to wonder how I could have rejected, as a child, all of the Neo-Nazi arguments about how the New World Order is going to make us all gay Jews, abort our children, and tax us to death.

Obviously, this is a person who never made it to rural northern Minnesota in the late-seventies-early eighties, attended a fundamentalist church, and listened to the paranoid rantings of numerous religious fanatics on a school-bus route that lasted an hour + each way.

Trust me, there was plenty of exposure...I suppose it's ebbed a little now...what with the homeschooling craze and everything.

Tuesday, 11 December 2007 21:47:36 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [5] | #
Thursday, 25 January 2007
Exploring whole new worlds of WTF.
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Tuesday, 05 December 2006

I was sitting in the hallway outside Grasshopper's orchestra practice.  Two teenaged girls were giggling and gossiping, and planning for next weekend, even though it was Monday night.

I wasn't trying to evesdrop.  I was trying to push through a particularly dense section of part two of Thomas Paine's Rights of Man (I am trying to get to "The Age of Reason"  where I hope to find out if I really am a Deist for really real...but I like to do things in the right order.)

Anyway, their conversation that had been a back-ground cacaphony of white noise suddenly became a chrystal-clear transmission cutting through my concentration:

Girl one: "I don't know what came over him this morning, he was like all over me."

Girl two: "yeah."

Girl one: "Like, 'How are you?' and 'what are you doing later?' and 'I like your shoes.'"

Girl two: "Omigod, so weird."

Girl one: "Yeah.  And I'm like, dude, back off, I mean, two gays do NOT make a straight."


I almost ruptured myself trying not to burst out laughing.

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Saturday, 02 December 2006

Dr. Meyrs over at Pharyngula has a story about a kid who says he was expelled from the Portland Institute of Art for not believing in Leprechauns.  Specifically, he says he was expelled because a student who believes in Leprechauns (they live on another energy level) complained about him arguing with her about her beliefs, and because he is an atheist.


The school says that there have been several other complaints about him engaging in rude and belligerent behavior, and this incident was merely the last straw.


Maybe the kid is right, and they are going after him to persecute him for his atheism.  Maybe the school is right, and he was being an egregious twit and this was just the last straw in a pattern of socially inept behavior.  Based on the impression that this is a single case with a single kid, and not an institutional pattern, I don't think him being an atheist was the cause of his expulsion.


I think this because bureaucrats tend to be lazy and not like paper work, and REALLY don't like lawsuits.  So you usually have to be all sorts of bothersome before they will fire you or kick you out of school for your beliefs.  It isn't completely unheard of to find bureaucrats that are industrious ideologues out to make life difficult for innocent students with unpopular opinions…but egregious twits with an ax to grind  and poor socialization are a lot more common.


I call them "nametag people".


You now what I mean…


"Hi, I'm Sally and I'm an atheist."

"Hi, I'm Joe, and I'm a Christian."

(or sometimes the very special "Hi, I'm Joe, I'm a Christian, and you're going to hell")

"Hi, I'm Bob, and I picket Planned Parenthood in my spare time."

"I'm Beatrice, and I believe in Leprechauns"


They give their name and whatever cause or ideology they've replaced their personality with, and then wait for you to say something about it.


Sometimes they wait with a smirk, sometimes they wait with a look like a cat that's waiting to pounce the next time the mouse twitches, sometimes with the expression young boys wear after they've thrust a huge stick into a giant ant-hill, anticipating the disruption they've caused; but they wait.  Every conversation, every new person they meet, every new situation is an opportunity to do battle for the most important thing in the world:  what they think about X, Y, or Z.


You can talk to them for hours and learn nothing new about them.


These are the creationist kids who stall and stymie the biology unit on evolution, arguing every point with whatever lame-ass sophomoric platitude they can come up with and accusing the teacher of "anti-Christian bias" if he dismisses it as not worth taking up class time addressing.  They can make it all but impossible to cover the material, and nobody learns anything new, excepting tactics for how to be an egregious twit.


There's the guy who holds everybody up at the grocery store arguing with the check-out clerk about how they shouldn't stock a particularly non-eco-friendly product.


The teetotaler who brings the whole mood of the room down at a party by holding forth on the evils of drink rather than just not having a glass himself.


They think of themselves as crusaders, and if people get bummed out by them and ask them to leave, they feel persecuted, and they feel they are being persecuted for their ideas when it could be more that they are being rejected for their methods of interaction.


Now, if you want to proselytize atheism, by all means, do it.  If there is a classroom discussion, by all means, participate.  Or do like PZ Meyrs does, and start a blog where people interested in what you think can come and find out.  Hey, in your own space, where people have a choice, you can be as smug and condescending and dismissive of their thoughts as you want to be.  They can stop reading, or they can choose to think about what you have to say.  In that situation, it's your space, and it's their choice.


But in the elevator, in classroom discussions, in the coffee shop, in your best friend's house…for Pete's sake, act like a human being.  You may think you are acting like a human being, but repeated reports of harassing behavior and complaints about your approach might indicate to you that there is a problem, and you should look into figuring out what it is and fixing it.  It doesn't mean you have to change your beliefs, it doesn't mean you have to change your personality or your approach to life.  But you might have to change the manner in which you express those things.  It's called being human and getting along with other humans.  Don't worry, it's perfectly normal, and it isn't "selling out".  It's gaining success for yourself and your ideas.


Join conversations and state your beliefs, but use your social skills and remember that if you hold an unpopular opinion, you are an ambassador for that opinion.  This doesn't mean hiding your light under a bushel, but it DOES mean being civil, and knowing when to back off and let people think about what you said rather than just continuing to hammer away at them and drive them deeper into a defensive posture to feel attacked and disrespected.


Then again, the girl probably needs to grow a thicker skin as well.  If you are going to make public declairations about believeing in leprechauns, you should expect people to be a little incredulous.  Lots of people believe a lot of unbelieveable things, but that's pretty rare and odd, and people are just resistant to rare and odd ideas  To be offended and make official complaints about a human constant like that is unproductive and unhealthy.

Saturday, 02 December 2006 07:34:06 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [2] | #
Thursday, 02 November 2006

zeFrank makes my brain hurt.


Watch, laugh, learn.

Embrace the pain.

I started with the first episode about two weeks ago, and I'm almost caught up.

The space between my eyeballs just went numb.

Thursday, 02 November 2006 22:25:02 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [0] |  | #
Wednesday, 13 September 2006

I just got a SPAM e-mail demanding that I stop sending SPAM.

This is going to cause me fatal brain recursions, I think.  :-)

My only guess is that it is a ploy to get me to respond.

So I didn't.

How freaking Odd.

Wednesday, 13 September 2006 18:44:04 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [1] | #
Friday, 08 September 2006

I got this via Pharyngula.  It is not for work, or in the presence of children.

OK, you might be OK if you have head-phones, but then people will wonder what all of the evil, subversive giggling is all about and you'll either have to say "Oh, nohing", which many people find unsettling in a subversively giggling co-worker, or you'll have to share, and that would probably not be good either.

Just save it for home alone time.

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Wednesday, 30 August 2006

Hey you guys!  It's an honest to FSM miracle!  The image His Sublime Noodeliness has appeared in the sky!  It is clearly a sign of his blessings on our country!  Or his judgement!  or maybe he just showed up to watch Fight Science on the National Geographic channel (which was freaking entertaining, so who can blame him?  I WANT a crash-test dummy.  Rocky, buy me a crash test dummy, PLEASE?!?) ...whatever.  It's a miracle!

Go see it for yourself!

I'm considering a pilgrimage.

Wednesday, 30 August 2006 06:33:26 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [5] |  |  |  | #
Saturday, 05 August 2006

What is wrong with you people? I’m talking to YOU, you people who got to my blog through the following searches:


“sims 2 how to make whoopee?”




“Alcoholic chaos confusion”


Also: the two of you people who came to my blog searching for “Wilfred Brimley”?  You frighten me.


Almost as much as the people who get here via the search term “wookie scrota


Really...who goes to log on to the internet, and goes to the trouble to bring up Google, and types in "Wilfred Brimley"?


What, in the name of all that it holy or even just plain innocent, is wrong with you people? (I ask again, because it bears repeating).


I’d like to fickin’ know.


BTW…the copious quantities of Margaritas previously mentioned? 




That is all.  Goodnight.

Saturday, 05 August 2006 22:11:49 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [0] |  |  |  | #
Wednesday, 12 July 2006
Finally, a real civil rights victory.
Wednesday, 12 July 2006 00:04:45 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [2] |  |  |  | #
Tuesday, 28 March 2006
In the Time of the Scampering
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Tuesday, 03 January 2006
Sue writes an entry that will clearly spell out why I have referred to her as "Lucy to my Ethyl"
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Tuesday, 30 November 2004
I'm running out of possible high-stress occupations that would explain this..."
Tuesday, 30 November 2004 14:12:02 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [0] | #
Monday, 15 November 2004
It's an omen, no doubt...the question is...what kind of omen?
Monday, 15 November 2004 22:07:31 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [3] | #
Thursday, 04 November 2004
Someone is desperately trying to frighten you with the possibility that someone you don’t know might have examined your pelvis while you lay helpless, drugged, and at the mercy of your doctor!
Thursday, 04 November 2004 16:07:10 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [0] | #
Tuesday, 24 August 2004
A brief description of something odd on the freeway.
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