…and Hot Chip has some weird ones:
From the Great and Powerful Czar of Muscovy, on the recent (and not so recent) spat of scandals in the Obama administration:
Let us see if we can figure out the pattern here. People who report to the President attempt to make him look tough and competent; through their actions, people die or have their Constitutional rights violated. The President has absolutely no idea what is happening.
Now let us reduce that further: People who report to the President attempt to make him look competent. The President has absolutely no idea what is happening. Allow us to simply that yet again: the President is an idiot and everyone around him knows this.
And something to ponder from Franklin Sanders:
On 14 May 1913 (same year the Federal Reserve was founded) John D. Rockefeller founded the Rockefeller Foundation with a gift of $100,000,000. According to inflation calculators that use understated US government figures, that would equal $2.35 billion today. However, in 1913 $100 million equaled 4,837,500 oz. of gold. At $1,425/ounce, that would be worth today $6.893 billion.
And the ending… oh that ending. So glad this wasn’t for 2001 Flight Simulator…
Sarah Hoyt again, on the culture bubbles:
They have mass media. Yes, indeed they do. But we have a million voices rising up in protest. We might each be tiny pebbles in an endless lake, but we ripple… More importantly, we have the ability to tell stories that subtly propagate different world views. The uniform lie has broken. There is no “what everybody thinks.” They’re shouting really loudly through the remaining channels to give the impression they’re winning. But the mirror has cracked from side to side and their doom has come upon them. They know it. That’s why they try to sound so confident and secure.
We do, indeed, live in interesting times.
What would a plumbing job be without at least one more trip to the hardware store than you were expecting?
It would be nice to find out some day.
Only a slight amount of skidding across the surface involved. Now, do I leave them there in hopes of making a Mun base, or attempt to get them home on a questionable fuel supply…
My first successful dock in KSP. YYYYYEEEEAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!
According to WordPress today is the day, two years ago, when I started getting the feeling that Blogspot wasn’t the way for me anymore, and so started this one to mess around with. Nearly a year later in the beginning of March 2012 I made it official and came here. The crazy thing is, I felt like the Blogspot one was just starting to take off, getting more and more views, but I just didn’t want to deal with Google’s never ending unsupport of alternatively ignoring Blogger and then adding more and more “features” no one liked, not to mention having all of my stuff under one account never makes me comfortable. Since then I’ve held pretty steady here, but no where near the same number of incoming links as it seems I used to get. Ah well, I guess my brand of free ice cream is a flavor like “Summer Tomato”–an acquired taste for only connoisseurs (how do you like that, right? Nothing like stroking both my and my viewer’s egos!). In the end, I like using WordPress a lot more than Blogger (much easier to post pictures from my phone, and to embed videos, among other things), and that’s really all I care about.
And yet they don’t mention anything at all about how global average temperatures are holding steady…
So after the apparently technical difficulty’d SQRPT, Weer’d posted this:
and one thing led to another, as the internet is wont to do, and my brother showed me this:
THEY MADE A BATTLETECH CARTOON? MY LIFE IS COMPLETE!
“Remember MechWarriors, information is ammunition.” That ranks right up there with “You ‘think?’ Don’t think mechwarrior, find out!”
And the dog.
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