Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Last Train To Loserville



Judge Praises 30-year-old Son's Legal Research, Boots Him From Parents' House Anyway

[Cut to the 2:36 minute mark on video to see the narcissistic attention to his hair while speaking to the press after court]

The parents of this 30-year-old moocher had to go to the New York Supreme Court to have him evicted from their home. Michael Rotondo didn't pay rent or help out and his parents even offered him money to leave, but he refused.

I find this situation absurd on so many levels, yet there are people who defend this shiftless azzhat's position.

I would say a pox on both their ... er, sides. These obsequious parents are only now realizing the depth of indolence of their slacker son who, by the way, has a child of his own that he doesn't support.

I'm curious to hear what you think of this case. Please opine.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Florida Zombie Alert



Florida City Warns Residents Of Power Outage, Zombies

Here's the actual alert:



Somebody has a sense of humor... [nervous laughter]

Yellow Mountain



Speaking of China...

Yellow Mountain In China Has Some Death-Defying Pathways That Look Surreal!

Above is the Bridge of Immortals.

Oh.My.Word.

Chances are 100% that you'll never catch me up there... mere mortal and coward that I am :)

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mother's Day



If you're lucky enough to have a Mom, give her her a big hug today.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Selective News



This article from the American Thinker highlights several recent important stories that are mostly ignored by the MSM. Here are some:

Big News That The MSM Downplays And Ignores

There.

Don't you feel better getting the whole story? I do.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Living Dinos



In keepng with the shoe theme, I bring you the Shoebilled Stork, (Balaeniceps rex), a living dinosaur.

It can achieve a height of 60" and a wingspan of 7'7" - 8'6", and justifiably scares some people.

The Shoebill: Or, The Most Terrifying Bird In The World

Then there's the death stare:



Dinosaurs ruled the world once, are they planning to do it again?

Monday, May 07, 2018

Diplomatic Misstep



JAPANESE DIPLOMATS APPALLED BY OFFENSIVE DESSERT AT ABE-NETANYAHU DINNER

I don't think the Israelis meant to offend the Japanese, but I do find dessert served in a shoe to be quite an odd event.

Sunday, May 06, 2018

Biohacking



From 2017:

Josiah Zayner: ‘I want to help humans genetically modify themselves’

The DIY DNA kits utilize a technique that involves an enzyme complex known as CRISPR/Cas9, found in many bacteria. CRISPR (short for "clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats"), is a short, repeated sequence of RNA that matches the genetic sequence the researcher wants to modify. It works in concert with Cas9, an enzyme that cuts DNA like a pair of molecular scissors.

From 2018:

If that wasn't bad enough, Professor George Church, of Harvard University, who pioneered the use of the CRISPR technique, said it would be possible for criminals to use the technique to disappear from forensic databases or evade detection.

Criminals could alter their DNA to evade justice with new genetic editing tools

It could undermine DNA as a tool of crime detection completely or, at the very least, make its use as flimsy as a lie detector. The implications are sobering.

Now you think of the sequelae of your work?


Saturday, May 05, 2018

Drinko De Mayo



I think Cinco De Mayo is just an excuse for Americans to drink prodigious amounts of tequila.

*hiccip*



[The BLOG editorial note: Some of you might remember this photo from 2016. And yes, the sombrero did belong to daughter #1.]

Friday, May 04, 2018

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Kofte Balls



Swedish Meatballs Are Actually Turkish, Sweden Says

FTA: The country's official Twitter account tweeted: “Swedish meatballs are actually based on a recipe King Charles XII brought home from Turkey in the early 18th century and known as Kofte."

One Swede tweeted that his whole life has been a lie.

Oh, the humanity.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

The Beautiful Shoshin



You saw her in the sunbeams that she loves so much, but here she is in her full glory.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Cat Blog Friday



For this Cat Blog Friday...

... our own cat, Shoshin, who is always chasing the sunbeams... when she's not working as my assistant.

Happy Friday, everybody!

Guilty X 3



Wow...

Bill Cosby Guilty In Sexual-assault Trial, Lashes Out At DA

I never thought they'd convict. It's hard to read a jury.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Comrade Obama



Obama Jets Off To Legitimize South Africa's Zimbabwifying Regime

FTA: "Now, Mr. Obama is inaugurating his most significant international project as an ex-president, with an announcement on Monday that the Obama Foundation plans to convene 200 young people this July in Johannesburg for five days of meetings, workshops and technical training."

More community organizers in South Africa only means a faster route towards weeds and hunger.

Friday, April 20, 2018

BB8 Cat Blog Friday



For this Cat Blog Friday...

... kittens being thwarted by a BB8 droid. They had just gotten used to R2D2 when the next generation droid came along and they don't know what to make of it.

:)

Happy Friday, everybody!


1.New directions ____________ are new__on the GPS___________.
2.I love to ___eat ice cream______________on the __swing________________.
3.When I was a child, I loved to play _dodge ball_____________________.
4.One _less egg to scramble_and _________________, I _survived____

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Barbara Bush 1925 - 2018



"I'll be looking down so behave yourselves."

Yes m'am.

R.I.P. Barbara (she'd get on your case if you called her anything else)

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Trash Island



In 2015, Jennifer Lavers, a researcher at the University of Tasmania, traveled to Henderson Island, which lies halfway between New Zealand and South America, in an effort to document the extent of plastics pollution.

Alarming Photos Of The Uninhabited Island That's Home To 37 million Pieces Of Trash

A chilling reminder to dispose of your trash properly.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

March FOR Science



Another Tom Steyer, Left Wing-Funded Group Gathers On The National Mall: March For Science Redux

"Another march took place in downtown Washington, D.C. on Saturday – this one featuring anti-faith, pro-climate change, pro-LGBT activists, unions, and other left-wing, anti-Trump groups carrying signs and posters to advance the cause of science."


Darn, I missed it. [sarcasm off]


Friday, April 13, 2018

Cat Blog Friday [the 13th]



For this Cat Blog Friday which happens to fall on the 13th ...

... what better than a black cat who is making sure his nails are sharp before his meeting with the despicable James Comey.

Happy Friday everybody!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Sloth Nebula



Blog buddy, Kid, likes to post astronomical pics on his site Diary Of A Right Wing Pussycat . His latest The Witches Broom Nebula made me think of one of my favorite nebulae ...

;)


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

All Better

Last few days:



Today:



A nasty stomach bug kicked my butt, but I'm all better.

:)

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Diversity (Heart)break Bridge



Diversity Bridge Is Breaking, My Fair Lady

FTA: "Prior to pancaking, Diversity Bridge had been championed as “an engineering feat come to life.” One of the geniuses who accomplished this “feat” is an engineer who was hailed by President Obama in 2015 as a “champion of change”: Atorod Azizinamini, director of FIU’s Accelerated Bridge Construction Center (now renamed the Accelerated Bridge Destruction Center). The firm that built the bridge, Munilla Construction Management (MCM), is run by the Munilla brothers—Raul, Juan, Jorge, Lou, Fernando, and Pedro (is that a construction firm or the latest incarnation of Menudo?). And then we have Leonor Flores, MCM’s senior manager.

“Diversity” should never trump competence.



Friday, March 16, 2018

Happy St. Maewyn Succat Day



What? Oh, sorry. You know him as St. Patrick. He was little Maewyn Succat at home in Scotland with his parents, Calpornius and Conchessa. Dad was a Roman diplomat, and Mom was a niece of St. Martin of Tours, a Hungarian who grew up in Italy but mostly lived in France. Then Maewyn got grabbed by pirates and sold to the Irish. It’s a familiar story, not unlike many of our own family histories.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Happy Pi Day



Pi Day is celebrated by math geeks (and others looking for any reason to celebrate) on March 14th.

What Makes Pi So Special?

3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510582097494459230781640628620899862803482534211706798214808651328230664709384460955058223172535940812848111745028410270193852110555964462294895493038196442881097566593344612847564823378678316527120190914564856692346034861045432664821339360726024914127372458700660631558817488152092096282925409171536436789259036001133053054882046652138414695194151160943305727036575959195309218611738193261179310511854807446237996274956735188575272489122793818301194912983367336244065664308602139494639522473719070217986094370277053921717629317675238467481846766940513200056812714526356082778577134275778960917363717872146844090122495343014654958537105079227968925892354201995611212902196086403441815981362977477130996051870721134999999837297804995105973173281609631859502... ad infinitum...

If you're like me, you'll want to see the mathematical proof, so here it is on my coffee mug... I hope it helps ;)




[THE BLOG update: According to Mr. Spock, "The value of pi is a transcendental figure without resolution."]



Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Creepy Dancing Robot



This creepy robot video was filmed in 2014. I wonder what the folks at UNILAD Tech are up to now?

:O

Monday, March 12, 2018

Bias, Bias, Who's Got The Bias?



NATION OF ISLAM AND THE DEMOCRATS: A PERFECT MATCH

Yet the media outlets continue to project their own racial bias onto conservatives.

What!???

It's past time we started calling a fig a fig.


BTW just found this site The Liberty Daily - The Conservative Alternative To The Drudge Report

:)

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Media Love Affair



[click to enlarge]

It's not enough that the former editor of The New York Times, Jill Abramson, admitted to carrying around an Obama doll in her purse, but now there's a deal in the works for an Obama show on Netflix.

Howie Carr has some very humorous show ideas:

Carr: Barack TV Sounds Like A Sit-con To Me

Carr reminds us that there are many that are doubling down on stupid when it comes to Barack "Leading From Behind" Obama.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Friday, March 09, 2018

Cat Blog Friday



For this Cat Blog Friday...

...meet the rusty spotted cat (Prionailurus rubiginosus), the world smallest kitty that is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and only weighs 2-3.5 pounds.

The World’s Smallest Cat Is Ridiculously Adorable And There Are Photos To Prove It

This will surely put you in the mood for... a Happy Friday!

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Women's Day?



International Women's Day?

What????

Every day is Women's Day in my book.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Inclusion Rider



I don't watch the Oscars and haven't seen any of the recent crop of Oscar-worthy films, but this story is so rich in irony that I felt I had to share it. Bear with me.

Frances McDormand’s Alleged Oscar Thief Arrested

Oscar winner Frances McDormand's acceptance speech included a phrase "inclusion rider" that is going to become a household term. She put out a call for fellow actors to insist that an inclusion rider be put in their contracts that would reflect real demographics, i.e., women, minorities, LGBTQ, disabled, etc..

Wouldn't you know that mere hours later, her Oscar would be "allegedly" stolen by an entitled minority who felt it was his.

Oh, the irony.

Frances, welcome to my world. I live awash in diversity 24/7/365. I don't live in a gated community and I don't have armed security on my payroll.

And you and your ilk want to take my guns away?

Dream on, Frances.

Gudenschmeerden



Sweden Finds Trump Was Right On Immigration, Gang Violence

Too little, too late, don't you think?

Yet another cautionary tale, but will America listen?

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Reveries



It may not mean too much to many of you today, but I happened to run across this on Powerline Try To Remember and I thought it was worth remembering.

Composer Harvey Schmidt died last week in Houston at the age of 88. Most notably, Schmidt wrote the music for "The Fantasticks" (don't forget the 'k') and it opened at the Sullivan Street Playhouse in Greenwich Village in 1960 and continued its run for a mere 42 years.

Did you know that Jerry Orbach, well known as Det. Lenny Briscoe on Law & Order, played the character of El Gallo who launched the show when it opened in 1960.

What an interesting life Mr. Orbach lived.



Unilateral Censorship



Twitter Is Censoring Donald Trump Jr.’s Twitter Feed — On A Drudge Report Tweet On Maxine Waters

Fine.

Now let's see Twitter censor Maxine "low IQ and outta her fraking gourd" Waters' twitter feed for her racist, bigoted statements about conservatives. The phrase "potentially sensitive content" cuts both ways, right?

Sunday, March 04, 2018

Life Imitates Art



The above is a power loader operated by Warrant Officer Ripley in order to destroy the Alien Queen in the film "Aliens".




Above is The Method-2, A 1.6-ton, 13-foot Tall Robot Made By Hankook Mirae Technology In South Korea. The company says that a version of the Method-2 could one day be used for disaster relief or military operations... and possibly Alien Queens.

;)