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Sunday, May 01, 2016

An obeisance made, sort of....

Dear ones, since last we met I have endured a 3-week quasi-flu; 3 bed-days, and the rest of the time getting over it. EXTREME lassitude. After a few days of couch-riddenness, I could get up, accomplish one task (say, loading the dishwasher), and then, back to the couch. 3 weeks on the dot, I was Suddenly Better.

You know the fun bit? The Dread Dormomoo had it too!

But we're feeling MUCH better, now!

Nonetheless, many apologies for apparently forgetting my dear friends and fiends!

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"The Car" on Svengoolie.
This makes "Maximum Overdrive" look like "Citizen Kane".

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So I guess the only thing is to change our business name to Varky McVarkface.
Can I get a witness?

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I feel an acute need for the interrobang.

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Dear custom screenprinters.
Massively lowballing your prices may get you jobs.
It won't get you paid adequately for your efforts.

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Getting over that flu-thing put us well behind in dealing with the hive. We went out after dusk, and proceeded to medicate the li'l darlin's. We bless them prior to working with them, and maintain calm, and much smoke!! We need to split the hive, and acquire a new queen. They were vigilant, and of course a couple buzzed us to assert their territory, but no stings were had.
If we were to acquire no honey, their work and presence would be sufficient.

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Whilst doing sublimation t-shirt prints last night, I enjoyed Walt Disney's paean to Operation Paperclip, "Man in Space". Many of "our" German scientists and experts appearing on camera to talk about space sciences. VERY good documentary entertainment, but I was unaware that there was no World War Two. The sanitised history almost makes V-2 rocket production seem like the result of a nationalised German rocket club.

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I just saw an advert for a movie. "Keanu, Gangsta Kitten".
Do I need to start praying for the asteroid now?

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My new design:



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Dear mercy. I am so incredibly annoyed. Having to self-censor shirt designs for what isn't there because of people who insist on seeing things that aren't there.Potentially.
NEVER apologise to the SJWs. Never back down. It only gives them ammo to use against you, whether you did anything or not. ESPECIALLY if not.

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In other news, it has troubled me that I have never liked "The Incredible Hulk" TV series. I finally sussed out why.
It's not the Hulk.
The Hulk is MASSIVE. Lou Ferrigno is muscular and green. The Hulk can tear tanks apart. The TV Hulk can flip over a light bulldozer. He;s what the anime crowd would call "TV-size".
The Hulk fights against gamma-powered super-geniuses, and against alien hordes. TV Hulk overcomes mob bosses and anti-farm union baddies.
TV Hulk is Jim Rockford.

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Dear science fiction writers writing "language from antiquity" scenes. Please get your tenses and all right when writing "King James-ey" dialogue. It would be "Thou hast the power.", not "Thee has the power." It...annoys.
Mr. Sturgeon, I'm looking at you.

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Being the most reasonable man on Facebook really takes its toll.








Sunday, March 13, 2016

The Greater Trumps.


Hello, kiddies!


As ever, "Truth" = "Whatever agrees with one's viewpoint".

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A man endorses someone "I don't agree with".
He is disgraced, therefore.
Is the entire nation 8 years old?

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The Dread Dormomoo was examining a coin closely, "I can't tell how old this nickel is. It's decroded.".

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I miss old Superman. Comics Code Superman. The bank robbers dump Jimmy Olson down a well, and the signal watch goes zee-zee-zee Superman.
Funny book Superman, the ones I read as a kid. Escapist fare, not gritty in-your-face mean streets of Metropolis Superman. Multi-colored Kryptonite Superman. Bizarro, Mister Myxsptlk, and Kandor-in-a-can Superman.
Pre-retconning Superman. Lois Lane, Perry White, newspaper biz Superman. "Really, glasses are your disguise?" Superman.
I miss fun Superman.

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Had to get a new monitor today for Colossus. The Baleful Eye had been reduced to faint flickers.
Got a GREAT deal on a 24" Samsung LED monitor. Very nice, bright, and clear.
And too big for my computer desk-tower-thingie.
The eyeballing, she does not work.

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*TUESDAY*
I've been moving gingerly today, because I pulled an Alan Tracy in the middle of the night.

My daughter sez "So, you whined about not getting to go to a ritzy nightclub with your older and infinitely more awesome brothers?"

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I begin to think that nothing short of an asteroid strike will reduce the size of our
government.

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Watched "Gorath" yesterday while doing sublimation prints.
You know, the dubbed Japanese flick with Paul Frees doing about 500 of the voices.
In a good way.

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Friday, March 04, 2016

Frank speech.




Why don't candidates get Lisa Frank to design their stickers?



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It will be SO embarrassing with the "take back America" thing when we find out it just fell and rolled under the dresser.

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Commenting as a Repub, the party has left me. We voted in a Repub majority to do specific (promised) things, and NO SOONER did Congress get back in town, but McConnell and Boehner said "NOPE! We aren't gonna do it.", and then Ryan doubled down on that, and we have had bupkis done. Would have done as well voting straight Democrat, and I mean EVERY SYLLABLE of that. I cannot abide liars.


The Republican Party of yore is done. The party of Reagan is gone, and every plank of the platform lies rotting in the miasma of D.C. political pragmatism.


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Romney begged for Donald Trump's support in 2012.
Loyalty doesn't run very deep with Captain Underoos.

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I keep seeing this, and it TASKS me.
"Walla"
The word is "Voila"( vwa-LA). "Walla" is half a town in Washington state.

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Atkins chili.
Because cumin is the only spice in the world.

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This is not a bunch of political campaigns.
This is an otaku orgy.

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I am the one person on the planet besides the !Xhosa guy who found that Coke bottle who has never seen "Frozen".
Anyone else making this claim is merely trying to steal my distinction. They should let it go.

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"Be wise as serpents, yet harmless as doves. " - St. Paul
In a litigious society filled with individuals and groups hungering to be offended, if you are in a service business, and someone comes in wanting to buy your product or service, and for whatever reason you do not wish to do so, it might be wise to not go into all the "whys" of your decision. It will not be A Testimony. It will NOT be A Good Witness. It will be Foolish, and offer you the opportunity to be seen on TV In A Bad Light. Many times these situations occur PRECISELY to cause a problem, and the wise move is to let them know you are busy, and give them two suggestions of other businesses that might be able to help them.
You do not owe anyone your opinions, or your reasons.

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Politics involves strategy. Your vote not only goes for your "guy", it also serves to cancel out an opposing vote. Staying home because your guy didn't win the nomination provides a "gimme" for the opposition, and frankly teaches you a bad habit.
This is not about who got the most Valentines in fourth grade. This is about the immediate future of the nation, and for our kids and grandkids.
"Gramma, why did you help (insert loathsome monster HERE) ruin America?"
"Well, honey, I felt bad because Ben Carson didn't make the cut, so I stayed home to show EVERYBODY, and send a message by Pouting a Great Pout."

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Trump shows up at a Cruz Rally where the doubtable Glenn Beck is to give a speech, likely dictated by The Almighty. The Glenndroids are whinging about Trump "bullying".
Bullying? This is politics, not second grade recess. This is Big Boy stuff, with skinned knees and bloody noses and the occasional broken arm. Bullying? There is a vulgar descriptor that I am struggling not to type. When did we become so lame as adults? Trump shows up at an event. Says hard things. This is life, this is being a grown-up. This is Politics.
Give Beck and his devotees pink anti-bullying shirts, and let them go home and cower.
(This is not a Trump endorsement. This is an Aardvark being incredulous at the childish weenieness displayed by people trying to play at the rough-and-tumble game of National Politics.)
Bullying...FAUGH! Pfui! Other expletive as needed.
Addendum: It was a caucus, where he had a right to be!
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I just coined a word.
"Trollitics"
The most important word for our time!

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So, the Politics of Tantrum continues apace.
Intellectual two-year-olds collapsing to the floor, kicking their sassy little feet and screaming "IF ANYONE BESIDES MY GUY IS THE NOMINEE, THEN I'M GONNA STAY HOME!!!!!!"
"I will aid and abet those who would continue the corrosion of these United States because I ca n't get my way. "
This is NOT a caricature.
Grow up, people. Just...GROW UP!

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I have detested when people display an automatic assumption that people are Out To Do Them Dirty.
Now, given a culture that has consciously rejected things which made for good ethics and doing right, and seeing and experiencing the results play out day-to-day, I have difficulty thinking otherwise.

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The post-WW2 industrial boom in the US is due to one major thing.
We had bombed all of our industrial competitors back to before the industrial revolution. We were the only game in town. Then we rebuilt our competitors.
Barring either our supremacy in a similar war, or our removing people who should not be here from the job pool, we will not ever approach that level of industrial productivity again.

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BEHOLD THE HEDORAH-BURGER!!




Have a great weekend!





























Saturday, February 20, 2016