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Monday, November 16, 2015

Les Folies Terroriste

There is a category error, fueled by emotion. Because the term "refugee" is used does not make it so. That they come from the area and belief-system that has been the source of the terror attacks made so famous should raise an alarm to the thoughtful, but we aren't thinking, we are being guilt-tripped by people. Our President has refused aid to the Mid-Eastern Christians who are being slaughtered because there is no "religious test...that's not who we are!". Apparently there is a negative religious test, then.
If these people need help, then let us set up refugee camps OVER THERE in a neutral country, or on army bases. Why displace them to cultures that may alarm and confuse them?
Help them, yes. Just not over here. If there were only 200 out of 10,000 who turned out to be jihadis, well, that would be 200 terrorists we did not import, and the needy are still helped.
19 guys carried out 9/11. if the reports are correct. The latest Paris attack was what, carried out by fewer than 20? Only takes one suicide bomber to take out a crowd.
Think with your brains, not with other people's security-shaming.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

I disagree.
NOTHING'S important on Tumblr.
ESPECIALLY if it's on Tumblr.

Sometimes the Scotsman IS a phony.


Just gonna put this here.
If you knowingly use an untruth to promulgate your point of view, be it political or otherwise, it means one thing:
You're a liar.


Who thought that this was a GOOD marketing idea?

Doesn't "an advocate on the teacher's side" mean "someone who will raise taxes"?
Just trying to understand.


Can we stop with the category error? Please?
The problem is not "Immigrants".
The problem is with ILLEGAL immigrants.
Stop lying.


I do not care for George Noory, but the song tickles me.


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

"Borders" ain't about books, kiddies...

Or perhaps they are.

The Great Libertarian Mantra (after All Things Mary Jane) is "Open Borders"
You know, national boundaries are just imaginary lines in the sand, which you Can't Even See From Space, so we should allow free entry and exit across these non-existent frontiers, because countries are just, you know, a state of mind.

Those with a thoughtful Biblical worldview (and no, that is not an oxymoron) may take instruction from the tower of Babel reportage, as well as from Paul's kindly talk with the philosophs at Areopagus in Acts 17.

24 The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; 25 nor is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all people life and breath and all things; 26 and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, 27 that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us..." (NASB)

Apparently, then, God Almighty has drawn the borderlines, and has so done for a Reason. The relative isolation brought by national bounds and identity are to encourage a seeking, not for a Babel-style monolithic Federation of Humankind (which God's musing reveals the power of):

“Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them." (Genesis 11, NASB)

Mankind would have sought to be their own God, and to prevent this, the Almighty fractured the population of Earth into different languages, and thus nation-states. The mindsets derived from the separate languages and national identities were to drive home the fact that man needs God, and that He was overwhelmingly compelled to engineer a redemptive scheme to bring us to  Himself. Babel would have made Mankind to be rival god before Yahweh, and this appears to be waht the UN would style itself to be. The various conditions in the several nations then and now would serve to create a desire for reconciliation, and if there is corruption or despotism in that country, to encourage the people to seek His help and deliverance.

In today's "refugee"-laden scene, the porous non-borders have populations looking for the easy out, succor from another country, rather than seeking god in Christ, and working to transform their countries into places of liberty. Of course, the anemic "gospel" being preached in these areas does not serve to do more than inculcate a private, personal "faith", rather than proclaiming a life-and-nation-transforming one. The true Gospel has quelled practises like slavery time and again, and can transform the vilest and most obstreperous regime.

Some thoughts.

I would welcome yours.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Mutterings from the mire

I'm feeling MUCH better, now! Thanks for the prayers and concern.

BTW, the "Goodbye dear friends" was addressed to the guilty treadless shoes. They are now mouldering in a landfill.

And why can't the GMO crowd produce something actually useful, like making lettuce that comes in large flat sheets for lo-carb wraps.
Dear Kraft-
Putting Philadelphia Cream Cheese in your mozzarella to make it "creamier",means one thing.
It's not mozzarella anymore.

What's on my mind?
Were the classic TV shows of my mis-spent yout' really THAT creative and well-done, or is it that our culture now is so derivative and bereft of any creative impulse?
Clearly there can be no third option.....
Have you ever actually LISTENED to the people who talk about the Flying Spaghetti Monster in public?
Like, at a con...?



Our latest Aardvark tour de force!
Can we be adults and realise that everyone cannot have everything that they want?
Dear, dear anthro costumers (see also: "furries")
Wearing a plush costume doth not a furry make. Shuffling stoop-shouldered is not portraying your costume character. If you are portraying a dog, you do not have to SMELL like one. There is a magical place called a "washing machine". There is also a magical place called a "shower".
Also, mindlessly squeaking a squeaker as you shuffle along is not Endearing. Neither is it Portraying a Character. It is instead Endlessly Annoying, and does little to increase love for your subset of fandom.

*NOTE* This is NOT a "kill it with fire" screed. I have friends who are furries, and who actually portray their characters and EMOTE with movement and gestures. They Act, and it is really neat to see, especially when young kids see them as stuffed toys Made Real, rather than running shrieking from a Shambling Horror. They may make limited use of a "ventriloquist" mouth buzzer, but it is not the whole of their schtick.
If you wish to indulge in this hobby, I encourage you to practise, read up on physical acting, perhaps *gasp* even miming.
And try the shower and laundry bit.

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Taking joy in the misfortune of an enemy, or someone who merely disagrees with you politically, says little about them, but MUCH about you.

This is NOT the 50th anniversary of Star Trek.


That look when the sesame seeds fall off....
This wins the internet:
"Stop trying to make things better U.S. Government, you're like the Jar Jar Binks of Govts.
(from Cody Brown)

Watched the first episode of the original THUNDERBIRDS series on Shout Factory TV. Their remastering is like getting hit in the face with Living Color. It is the cleanest, brightest I have ever seen, but without being garish.

Later, kiddies!

Thursday, September 03, 2015

The pain...the PAIN....

I had no clew that I could do a split.

I was putting up coated screens in the darkroom/laundry area..."dark" being the operative word...by the light of a yellow CFL, and as I turned to head to the steps after completing my task, my left foot proceeded to move far outside the normal scope of my walking, as I hit a wet patch. My body, of course, followed, leaving my right foot behind. I made incoherent pained sounds that did not carry well, and so I had to lever myself up using the dryer. 

There are now feelings I have not felt, where I have never felt them. I await the morning to reveal what I have wrought, for I was wearing a favorite pair of shoes with no tread left, that I ONLY wear in dry places. I guess it's goodbye to you, dear friends.

Maybe I should bronze them....

Monday, August 31, 2015

A Con-tumely

Don't live in fear of being called A Name because what you believe goes against what Is Popular, when you know the name and accusation to be false. That will break your opposition's power over you.



The more cons I attend as a huckster/dealer/vendor, the more I see the pendulum swing. People with Real World business experience (read "life experience") chafing and rebelling against the SJW Empire, people (including female-type people!) who get what, for example, GamerGate was ACTUALLY about, a call for ethical gamer-industry journalism and reportage, not some fell Patriarchal conspiracy to Keep the Sisterhood Down.
The avalanche has started. It is too late for the pebbles to vote.


The idea that a President, Congressman or Senator should be a politician as part of his resume may be the most pellucidly stupid concept of our day, on the level of having Vienna sausages on toothpicks as hors d'oeuvres at a wedding reception.


The most smug ad campaign:
United Way.
"I don't just WEAR the shirt...I LIVE it."


Found on my Facebook feed:
"Happy Women's Equality Day, Weatherly!
On Aug 26, 1920, women achieved the right to vote in the US."

If that was equality, then what's all the kerfuffle about nowadays?



I am now tasting the heat, not the meat.
Bye-bye propane and propane accessories.


Everybody makes fun, but it's a fact that NO-ONE died from a nuclear attack on America after "Duck and Cover" protocols were instituted.
Perhaps because the Soviets feared a nation that would "protect" its children in such a feckless way.


This is what I'm talking about, kiddies. This fandom's need to smear itself on Every Other Fandom.
I despise Who-a-booing.


Wait... so "Ashley Madison" WASN'T a fashion mail order website?


TTFN, kiddies!