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Friday, January 18, 2019

A Chamber of Chumbawumbary

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"You like a thing that
I don't like.
You're stupid."


This, my response to the Sturm und Drang over the Netflix
"Godzilla" anime movie trilogy.


Yes, and if the White House had served the team
prime rib and lobster
it would have been overspending.


I saw fan cosplayers this weekend better than this.

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The rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated.

The friendship of people online is sometimes astonishing. Noel and I went to Ohayocon in Columbus this weekend. I did not touch the interwebs. We also had 5 inches of snow!

The Dread Dormomoo reports that at least one person actually 'phoned over conce
rn for my having vanished for 3-4 days.

Wow. I am touched beyond (many) words! I have had some messages expressing concern as well. Again, wow. Thank you!

I apologise for losing track and not giving a heads-up...my having to go was sudden (sickness of one of our crew necessitated it). There was much love of Aardvark shirtage, We saw many old friends (HI, SAMI !!!), and made new ones, too!

Thanks for your concerns. You have NO idea how much I appreciate having you all in my life.


SO, Ancestry.com harvests data for Mormon "baptise for the dead" efforts toward
your ancestors, and 23andMe sells your DNA to Big Pharma.


Can no-one understand that having Big Government is PRECISELY why we have corporatism and crony capitalism?


This may be a quintessential villain,

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This guy shows up repeatedly!)


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....


(5 January, 2019)
Watching the ORIGINAL Harry Potter movie.


I keep getting messages to pass on about the 28th Amendment, and calling for a Constitutional Convention.
You do NOT want a Constitutional Convention. That opens the door to tinkering with the WHOLE Constitution. You cannot limit it to the 28th. This is a BAD thing.
What you want is a "CONVENTION OF STATES" That is designed to deal with specific things, not allowing wholesale changes to the document.


There were army guys who did nowt but point to the left.
We painted the helmets blue and called 'em UN troops.


Remember when fan pages were about
technical and artistic aspects,
Instead of "Do you remember?"?

Do you remember content, instead of "Do you remember "XYZ Show" ?
Content promotes discussion.
"Do you remember 'Lost in Trek'?" promotes one-word answers.


Paul E. Vallely, Major General, US Army (ret), attempted a million-man march-type event in 2013, for crowds of patriots to swarm Washington D.C., and the halls of Congress, holding our representatives accountable.
Few took part in what could have been a game-changer for our nation. They could not be bothered to participate.
Many are hand-wringing over Republican losses in the House. How many of those complaining did not vote in November? I ask because there were apparently a LOT who did not. for whatever reason. "I can't line up with EVERYTHING X candidate believes."
Whatever reason, they could not be bothered to vote.
The candidates were flawed, and thus not worthy of votes.
These non-voters could not be bothered to run.
Listening to talk radio accomplishes nothing. Compare "conservatism" now with 30, 40, 60 years ago. Consistently losing ground, and the VERY things that the John Birchers and such warned against have come to pass, however indelicately they prophesied it. Socialism and communism are not hanging about the wainscoting. They are now seated proudly at table.
Because you couldn't be bothered, for whatever personal tic of a reason you had.


To them wot styles themselves as "conservative".
Rush has beaten the drum for 30-odd years.
Rejoice in all our gains.

We do not NEED "conservatism", at least the way we have played the game since Buckley subverted it. Conservatism is by definition a defensive game. You don't gain ground playing defense.Buckley and his National Review ilk rendered groups like The John Birch Society to be null and void, as they were populist organisations, without the tony intellectual polish of the Buckleyites.
"Conservatism" has conserved NOTHING, has made no inroads into anti-Constitutional governance.
One thing we MUST realise (those coming from Christian backgrounds),  is that we must fight the inclination to conflate The US of A with the Kingdom of God, and recognise that Romans 13 makes clear the different jobs the two have. The "King" (the civil government) is tasked with unpleasant jobs not in the Church's purview, including capital punishment. Therefore, the President is not some "pastor in chief".


Advert on Facebook.
"Artist molds clay into faces of famous people"

Glad someone finally figured THAT out.


I am excited to hear that walls are old technology.
Planning on an open house arrangement, with drones patrolling the perimeter of our floor plan. Lots of fresh air, and scenery.
Good thing we like sweaters.


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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Felix sit annus novus

2018 is past, long may it putrefy.

2019 lies before us in lissome beauty. We hope.
Himself went to Columbus, OH with Noel to sell shirtage at Ohayocon. We stayed at a down-at-the-heels Days Inn near the aerodrome (the place did not have sprinklers). It was a clean place, redolent with Neutron Industries deodorisers. The Free Breakfast! was entirely carb-based, not even a hard-boiled egg in sight, yet, it got us cranked. We would Uber to the convention center (as economical as paying for parking). We did very well for ourselves, sales-wise, and may this presage pecuniary goodness for the rest of the yahren.

One thing. One teeny, weeny thing, my boy...I was writing up a sale, and I heard a masculine voice ask something. I responded "Yes, sir" to which the response was "Ma'am". Not sure of my hearing (my shell-likes are not what they were) I turned and asked "Excuse me?" "Ma'am", the kimonoed customer said. The voice, the jawline, the Adam's apple, the shadow beard, all screamed "GUY!!!". Yet, he insisted that I refer to him as "Ma'am" because he felt pretty, oh so pretty in that kimono. I acknowledged that, but did not utter the noun. He kept looking at shirts, and I felt the heat rising from my shoulders up into my face. Anger.

"OOOOOH! You're a HATER!!"
No. I was an angry little Aardvark. But why? It took a bit for me to compute it, but I came to the realisation that what this person was DEMANDING of me was to throw out every read, ID marker, every bit of Things As They Are that I have compiled in 61 years. "Ignore reality as you have experienced it for over six decades, because I am delusional, and wish for you to celebrate my delusion. Reject the world as you know it, because of my feelings."

When he was ready to purchase, I motioned Noel to deal with it. I could not trust myself, I was so shaken by this. Not because he was wearing woman's garb (been in the anime con scene for 15 years, and have seen a lot of crossplay...no harm, no foul.) but because that he insisted I deconstruct Reality to suit his feelings. I reject this, utterly.

I was subjected to a dreadful "Party tape" in high school (one of those comics who revel in ribaldry). One character in a joke was a lisping mincing guy who was headed for the "Ladies Room". The hero objects but the ponce says "But I have my Mother's features!". Our Hero responds "You may have your Mother's features, but you have your Father's fixtures, so you know where to go!".

Here endeth the lesson.