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Friday, April 14, 2017

Choice Chunks from the Chalice of Reeks



Sean Spicer is historically and contextually correct. He is NOT being a "Holocaust denier". Der Fuhrer did NOT drop gas bombs or fire gas missiles, such as was done in Syria.

The Germans DID use gas in enclosed spaces to exterminate Jews wholesale, and against Russians in caves. That is not what was done in Syria.

One of these things is not like the other. To use the Holocaust as a mere political tool to beat up a political opponent dishonors the memory of the millions slaughtered in the Third Reich, and cheapens the horror of what was done in the Second World War.

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If you ever feel you have too much of life left, and should therefore waste part of it:
"The Night of the Lepus"
Giant bunnies rampage. Hilarity ensues.

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I am amazed at the number of social media people that are Health Physics experts.
#Fukushima
Plutonium is like vitamins!!
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Mercury in retrograde?
Maybe the transmission needs work.

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Watching Rodan on Svengoolie.
I'm convinced that Marvin Miller does some of the dubbing. Of course, Keye Luke, Paul Frees and George Takei, but Miller's voices are pretty unmistakable.

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Wonder Woman:
"In your satin tights,
Fighting for your rights..."
No. No she wasn't.

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Congress.
Can you hear the 'copters?
Hint: Pinochet
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We lost a brave soldier.
One of the girls zapped me.

( YouTube beekeeper videos with them going without The Spacesuit:
IT'S A TRAP!

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Found comment from a Swiss citizen:
"We Swiss are the government. We do not allow our civil servants to forget that, as some people who imagine they are still free do."

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"Consent of the Governed"
What are you consenting to?

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When you check into a hotel, it takes 24 hours for YOUR personal biome to assert itself in your room. But it DOES.
This SHOULD be a comfort to those of us who travel incessantly.

( The microbes that live with you in YOUR home environment. Your micro-environment...you carry it with you. When you move into a hotel room, your biome asserts itself, and overwhelms the previous person's bio-leavings.
The territory, she is bio-marked.)

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What a faithless lot.
"Trump did something I disagree with. I am BETRAYED!!"

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If you insist on playing "Monopoly" by Blackjack's rules,the game will end badly.
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I made French onion soup. Used butter and bacon grease to saute the onions.
Oh, mercy.
My only regret is not having a bit of sherry to add.

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Also, it appears that the use of the word "empathy" is to one-up those with "sympathy".


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A friend has brought up a Thing in my noddle.
Why is it when a person expresses annoyance or disgruntlement, why do people feel the need to jolly him or her up? Why must it all be smiles and giggles?

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I would rather squeeze an apple for juice than use a product called "JUISIR".

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https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?singlepost=3419181

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Oh, NHK.
When did "kawaii" turn into "bag lady"?
(Seriously. Grown women sporting "couture" that screams "My 2-year-old mugged me with Lisa Frank stickers!".)

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Watching 1967's "The Champions" at the shop whilst printing.
Really can't stand Peter Wyngarde (ep 2 heavy).
OTOH George Murcell in ep. 3 (I suspect that the SUPERCAR sculptors used his face for Prof. Popkiss).

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HEY, OLD GUYS.
If you are going to quote something from a classic show or movie to exhibit your being a fan,
GET THE QUOTES RIGHT! If it's wrong, it's not a quote, and, well, you look like AN OLD GUY!

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They got Smith so right, and The Robot so wrong.

Hanna-Barbera, this is why we can't have nice things. And besides...

Robon? ROBON??!


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A runabout...
I'LL STEAL IT!
No one will EVER know!!

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YouTube comment of Utmost Tragedy.
"I'm not body-shaming or anything, but shouldn't Lady Death be... thinner?"
Because cartoon.

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Dear Yucatan Guacamole:
Guacamole isn't supposed to be fluffy.

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Watched this tonight whilst printing.
Really rather good, and a brill Cold-War take on the Frankenstein motif.

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New Chic ad. "Believe Me, These Pant Is Easy to Match Clothing."
Sign me up.

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Bless me, for I have cinematically sinned....
I actually LIKE "Meteor".

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The best way to ruin Science Fiction movies is to let the Italians at 'em.

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From Randall Schanze, the most pellucid contrast of Star Treks TOS and TNG:
"Pick anyone from TOS, I'd love to have lunch with them and hang out. Pick nearly anyone from TNG, and I would not."

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May you all have a blessed Good Friday, and an even MORE blessed Easter Sunday!

I believe in one God the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth,
And of all things visible and invisible:
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God,
Begotten of his Father before all worlds,
God of God, Light of Light,
Very God of very God,
Begotten, not made,
Being of one substance with the Father,
By whom all things were made;
Who for us men, and for our salvation came down from heaven,
And was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary,
And was made man,
And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate.
He suffered and was buried,
And the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures,
And ascended into heaven,
And sitteth on the right hand of the Father.
And he shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead:
Whose kingdom shall have no end.
And I believe in the Holy Ghost,
The Lord and giver of life,
Who proceedeth from the Father and the Son,
Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified,
Who spake by the Prophets.
And I believe one Catholick and Apostolick Church.
I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins.
And I look for the Resurrection of the dead,
And the life of the world to come.
Amen

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He is risen.
He is risen, indeed!









Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Rusty Robots of Rutan


The idea that humankind is essentially good will be the death of us.
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Ultra-Q on Shout! Factory TV.
It was like a Fifties SF/Horror flick each week, with a real "Twilight Zone" vibe, by way of Osaka. (That's a joke).
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Anyone remember Walter Cronkite's CBS series "The 21st Century"?
Anyone wanna sue CBS for being SO wrong depicting the 21st century as being exciting and cool?
I feel like I drank an ennui latte with whipped tedium on top.
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Scrawny bird sez: "Whoa, I've been sick!".
I need to know the provenance of this cartoon gag. Was it a Draft thing? There is NOTHING online that I can learn from searches.
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A private citizen leading the Lord's Prayer has NOTHING to do with "separation of church and state".
"CONGRESS shall make no law..."
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Sometimes I think that the Pokemon GO A.I. was ported from the original X-Com.
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MUST Dollar General smell like bargain night at a joy house?
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Gun sales have dropped considerably since the Trump Ascendancy. People aren't worried about losing gun rights.
The Left should be turning cartwheels, but no. If he multiplied hot dogs and buns, they would fuss that the buns are in 8-packs, ant the hotdogs in 10-packs.
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I cannot imagine that drawing tally marks on your skin with Sharpie could possibly be good for your liver.
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"Hate Crime" = "X" lives matter more
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I'm glad my interests go beyond politics. It wearies me to see utterly non-political posts muddied by commenters who HAVE to make some political point out of it.
To quote the Great Shat:
"GET A LIFE!".
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Friend to Robert Frost: "Yeats is dead."
Frost: "Good."
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I am sad that I know as much as I do about Flat Earth theory.
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Advert:
"Enjoy 20/20 hearing..."
Uh huh.
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"Sure, sure, sure."
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Where has "Invasion of the Saucer Men" been all my life?



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Pandas are no longer on the endangered list. Maybe Panda Express will stop substituting moggy.

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"Mr. President, we must not allow a mine shaft gap!"
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I know it's foolish to ask, but must it be the binary "Ban refugees" vs, "Open the borders and let 'em all in" argument?
Maybe there are other intermediate options. The Ellis Island model appeared to work well. I mean all the proud "we were ALL immigrants" people are in fact here. Maybe we could just use the extant laws and regulations, instead of marching and punching and in the end, accomplishing nothing.
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I watched "War of the Insects" whilst printing shirts late last night. The only joy I have left to me is to inflict this as broadly as possible.













Thursday, January 26, 2017

Invasion of the Invasioners

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One of the most effective Cold War paranoia films was 1956's "Invasion of the Body Snatchers". One of the least effective Cold War paranoia films was 1978's "Invasion of the Body Snatchers".

One is a small-town sent to a pod-induced nightmare, the other is San Francisco. Herein lies the difference. IOTBS56 is nothing if not intimate, and that intimacy is the accelerant for the horror to come. Friends, patients, neighbors, all become...other...than they were. Meetings were in small rooms, small homes, small offices...not suffocating, but intimate, close. The fear lends the suffocation later. When Our Hero finally breaks free from the alien grip, escapes all whom he knew, but no more, he is seen running down a busy California highway warning the drivers of the danger, but the larger world is beyond his ability to deal with, and he winds up as a candidate for a rubber room. At least it would be a small one.

1978's attempt is name actors, and largeness, set in San Francisco, and plays more as a parable against inhumanity writ large, with a cityscape that serves to dilute the horror, rather than to multiply it. And the "GOTCHA" is as unpardonable as it is memorable. Perhaps my favorite line in any movie. But it all fails to render the delicious horror trilling on your nerve-endings, the tension emblazoned in rich black and white.

Just thoughts....

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Feel free to guess what THIS is about:

If I choose not to pay for someone else's lunch, I have not therefore destroyed lunch for the entire world.

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Living in fear is usually a choice.

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Inauguration Day.
This is to anyone claiming to be Christian.
Paul instructed Timothy to pray for those in authority (Caesar, the King, Prime ministers, Presidents, etc.). He did not say cry, whinge, complain on talk radio...he taught to pray for them (and the preposition used implies positive prayer, for, not agin' 'em.)
I daresay things may have gone differently the past several administrations (several being more than the last two) if we had but done what God says, entreating His favor, rather than taking our instruction from blogs, Twitter, and radio pundits.
Pray for the President and all of our government "and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way".

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UFO and conspiracy sites:
You might be more credible if you didn't headline your articles with Star Trek fonts.

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From me youngest, Noel:


























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OFFICIALLY: ROKU NOW HAS NHK WORLD!!

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Welcome to the 21st Century.
Isn't it all we were promised?

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I require a new invention.
A MACROWAVE oven.
It pummels the food into submission.

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The DD and I are both in the throes of the bug. Sadly, she is worse off than I.
Feels like flu, but without the horror.

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The Dread Dormomoo suggests a need for packets of cool toy trinkets so you can retrofit your Cracker Jacks.

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Being morally judged for a t-shirt design is...disquieting.
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The quote is "...from my cold, dead fingers".

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Pass the Miltown!

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https://youtu.be/X6GaTe7n6LM

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Will a hyper-Calvinist be arrogant faster than lightspeed?

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The Singularity, that point at which Artificial Intelligence systems running self-improvement cycles until it becomes an Artificial Superintelligence, and mankind can upload their minds into robotic bodies, and then live forever.

Singularity, a bent humanity shambling back to a digital Babel is as brilliant as every other attempt toward bootstrap perfection.

Mercy, I just get better and better....

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It begins to look like we will have the Moller SkyCar before the Elio.

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Dear brethren.
It is not that I agree with your words, or that you agree with mine.
Me must both agree with God's words.

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Quote that gives zero hope for 2017:
"Well, at least you believed in something.".