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Monday, November 30, 2015

Black Friday Zombie Hordes

Don't get bit.

I'd make a snarky comment about the relative intelligence of zombies versus retail shoppers, but I'm afraid that'd be mortally insulting to zombies. More comparison photos here. It really is hard to tell the difference...



Here is a great quote on a "Just" society

A just society is one in which outcomes tend toward those commonly understood to be fair and right. A just society is one where each citizen is considered equal, and can be generally assured that his rights will be respected and that he will receive due process under the law. A just society is one where a portion of the citizenry can lose an election or a dispute over legislation and accept it, trusting that the process was fair. A just society is not a perfect society; injustices happen, but when they are recognized they are addressed and remedied.

Read the rest of the article here


Amazon is actually going to do this thing. Drone delivery of packages, that is. As Jeremy Clarkson would say, "Bloody hell!"

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Space Race

Amazon leaps ahead in the ongoing corporate space race:

Blue Origin, the private space firm owned by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, has just dropped a huge gauntlet in the race to develop a reusable rocket. It just launched its New Shepard space vehicle, consisting of a BE-3 rocket and crew capsule, to the edge of space at a suborbital altitude of 62 miles. The capsule then separated and touched down beneath a parachute, but more importantly, the BE-3 rocket also started its own descent. After the rockets fired at nearly 5,000 feet, it made a controlled vertical landing at a gentle 4.4 mph.

With all the billions of dollars of tax money they consume each year, NASA hasn't been able to do anything remotely like this. I guess they're too busy making Muslims feel good about their lack of accomplishments.

This is what happens when corporations compete with each other: stuff gets accomplished. There's money to be made in orbital space. Big, BIG money. They know it. That's why entrepreneurs like Bezos are dumping so much of their personal capital into it: the payoff will be measured not in billions of dollars but in trillions. Amazon has effectively conquered retail sales in the United States and Canada. Next up: PrimeSpace.


Cat Catering

$180 per serving. What a bar-gahn! You buy! You buy now!



Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Monday, November 23, 2015

Starter Pack

Paintball to a gun fight


An armed bystander who fatally shot a man accused of trying to rob a Chicago store on Halloween night with a paintball gun probably won't be charged, police said Monday.

Reginald Gildersleeve, 55, died at the scene of multiple gunshot wounds. The shooter had a concealed gun permit and was legally carrying the weapon when the shooting took place, Officer Janel Sedevic said.

Sedevic told USA TODAY the suspect — Gildersleeve — walked into the store, pulled out the paintball gun, threatened an employee behind the counter and announced a robbery. "A customer in the store drew his own weapon and fired at the suspect," Sedevic said. "There were other customers in the business at the time. The offender was fatally wounded."

Gildersleeve had an extensive criminal record, including prior arrests for robbery, police said. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told the Associated Press that Gildersleeve was free on bond when the shooting took place.

Good riddance to bad rubbish. That's a 'W' for the good guys.

Igbinosa Oronsaye, whose mother was married to Gildersleeve, told the Chicago Tribune he wasn't convinced the shooter acted properly.

"Some people don't actually know how to use guns," he said. "They go to firing ranges, but it's not the same as a bullet going into someone's body, it's not the same as a bullet going into flesh. ... You just took a brother, you just took a father from a lot of people. Somebody's got to answer for that."

To the contrary, he knows how to use a gun quite well. Shoot to kill. He took out the trash. In fact, I'd say Chicago could use a few hundred more shootings like this one. Per day.

Friday, November 20, 2015


Invasion Europe

This video is a montage of recent scenes in Europe as the Muslim "refugees" stream across the borders. Anyone who sees this and still doesn't understand that it's an invasion is a deluded dolt.

Beauty and the Beast

This sultry gal is the Indian Roadmaster, and it may be the most beautiful motorcycle ever created. Just look at those sexy curves. It's like a buxom blonde with bedroom eyes staring you down from across the bar. You're transfixed by her gaze and feel your heart begin to race in anticipation of... Well, she's just lovely.

Pending a convincing case to the wife, (which I'm not helping with my buxom blonde analogy, I'm sure), I will be adding this filly to the stable sometime in the next few years -- hopefully sooner rather than later. I don't think 'rolling artwork' is hyperbole in this case. Gorgeous.

In the other corner, we have this hideous thing from Triumph, the Tiger Explorer:

Even allowing for the fact that Triumphs have always been homely beasts, (I'm told that's part of their charm, though I've never seen the allure), this thing is just an ugly baby. An inbred, retarded, big-ear baby with a wandering eye and a club foot. I mean deep-fried, down-home FUGLY. Seriously, what were they thinking?! It looks like they assembled it from spare parts discovered behind boxes on the factory floor. Why would anyone actually pay money for this beast? It's like chick repellent on wheels. Triumph management should whip their designers back to the drawing boards, lock them in and feed them bread and water rations until they can produce something that doesn't look like a congealing puddle of week-old dog vomit. Ugh.

Airborne Assault

Those dastardly bovine belligerents are taking to the air:

Imagine that you're walking along a road, minding your own business — or perhaps you're driving in your car — when all of a sudden, out of the blue, a cow comes hurtling out of the sky and lands on top of you. This situation, odd as it may sound, happens more often than you might think...

There have been multiple examples of people struck by flying cows. These incidents, passed off as "freak accidents" by a clueless press, are quite obviously weapon tests. The lack of parachutes is a clear indication that the cows themselves are the weapons. Whether the evil ruminants have hijacked an aircraft or are simply launching themselves with a crude cowapult, (catapults are purely a feline device), it's a fact that half a ton of ballistic beef is nothing to sneer at. Be on your guard.



A Very Tacky Xmas

The perfect Christmas gift for that weirdo who has everything but taste: a lamp shade silk-screened with the sneering visage of Bill Shatner...

What, not tacky enough for you? How about a "mini-bust" of Ricardo Montalban sporting a cheap wig and fake pecs:

You can go here to shop pages and pages of the most tasteless tchotchkes you've ever seen. Why, you're only a few hundred bucks away from turning your house into an insipid emporium of tawdriness. But you don't have to limit your utter lack of taste to only Star Trek memorabilia! No, there's dozens of franchises on offer: Star Wars and comic book characters and Aliens...

Friday Timewaster

TailGunner, a "re-imagining" of the arcade classic from the 1970s. As you can see in the screenshot below, I got so excited about shooting down two planes with one shot, I completely lost control and started shooting at my wingman. Don't do this. Also, shooting off your own vertical stabilizer is bad. I provide this information as a community service. You know, in case you couldn't reason it out for yourself... which I could not, apparently.



Thursday, November 19, 2015

Super Seventies

A brief history of seventies superbikes. These are some pristine examples of what are now exceedingly rare bikes. The host probably had to bond his first-born child to their owner in order to be allowed to ride them all.

Safety First

Millennial Merit Badges

Piclick for more.

Bring it

Hat-tip to Gary S.

Walking Dumb

A blind seven-year-old girl has been banned from using her walking cane at school for “health and safety” reasons – in case she trips up teachers and pupils.

How did this become an issue, you ask? Did she actually trip someone? Not exactly...

The school’s mobility officer raised health and safety issues around the new cane following a recent risk assessment

The mere fact that this school has someone with the title of 'mobility officer' running around doing 'risk assessments' is more than sufficient grounds for everyone on the staff to receive a severe beating. No... two beatings. The second one is to remind them of the first beating. Better yet, daily beatings.

I fully understand legal liability in schools; my wife is an assistant principal. But there is a point where legal paranoia must give way to common sense. If the school's lawyers are incapable of mounting a credible defense of accidental tripping due to a BLIND SEVEN YEAR OLD GIRL, they need to fire them and get some new fucking lawyers, because my dachshund could successfully defend that case.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015