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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Thursday Tunes

Street musicians in Singapore performing on a digeridoo and spacedrum. Yeah, it's weird, but you'll be dumbfounded by the incredible sounds the chick can get out of what's basically two woks clamped together.

Also, Singapore has hippies. Who knew?




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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Bingo!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Pretty much...

This is more or less my philosophy concerning project management.

Whither the Donkeys?

China has a donkey shortage. Apparently they boil them and sell the skin residue as Chinese traditional medicine. Which is gross. And burning (pardon the bun) through donkeys faster than they can be bred.

I know what you're thinking: "Why do I give a sawed-off fuck about a donkey shortage in China?" Well, you don't. And neither do I. But I saw this quote in the article:

“Why do the Chinese believe all the world's resources are theirs to ravage and destroy?” asked Marjorie Farabee, of the Texas-based Wild Horse Freedom Federation.


I have a better question for you, Margie: Why do the self-appointed moral crusaders who have infested Western culture think they can dictate behavior to sovereign nations? What China does is the business of China. Your elitist, self-righteous quest to Save All The Donkeys is irrelevant.

This is the real root of the leftist hatred for nationalism. Sovereign nations may do as they wish within their borders, and that puts a giant burr under the saddles of the globalists. In their self-absorbed little pea-brains, the world will be a far better place if only everyone would just do as they're told, dammit! Bloody peasants!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Naked Socialism

You can't turn on a television these days without hearing some deluded leftoid ranting about how awesome Europe is and that we rubes in the U.S. are just backward country cousins who don't know when to acknowledge our betters. But there is perception (left) and then there's reality (not left). A clear-eyed analysis of median income adjusted for cost of living shows that Germany and Sweden -- typically held up as the economic powerhouse and socialist paradise of Europe, respectively -- would rank among the poorest of states if they were to join the United States, (which, of course, they will not be doing, because we have more sense than that).

Germany, in fact, would be dead last. Which gives you some idea of just how bad off the rest of Europe is.

And it will only get worse. The specter of neo-communist states like Greece continue exerting a drag on the Eurodollar, and the flood of Muslims invading the continent is doing nothing more than dumping more welfare dependents onto an already strained economy. At some point, the international banks are going to look at the Eurodollar, which has been in free-fall for the last couple of years, and realize it has become Monopoly money. With countries like Britain, and now possibly France, taking their toys and going home, it's only a matter of time until the whole Ponzi scheme comes tumbling down.

While it does provide a bit of schadenfreude, it's also very dangerous. Historically, economic collapse in Europe has resulted in some really nasty wars. Another major Continental war is the last thing the world needs right now, as such conflicts tend to be ignition points for world wars. It may, however, be a foregone conclusion at this point.

Thanks, socialists! You ignorant fucking dickbrains.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Almeda Mall

For those of you who grew up in Pasadena with me, here's a photo history of Almeda Mall. The place turns 50 next year. Yeah, you're old.

Not the Yogurt



If you're looking for a bit of liquid potatoes to enhance your Friday evening, might I recommend Ivanabitch Vanilla Vodka. The taste? Fresh sugar cookies. Seriously, it's like drinking sugar cookies... which is freakin' awesome.

Cheers!

Snake Snack

A girl on a 'Busa makes a little snack of a Hellcat.

LLAMAS!!!!



Because you just never know when you're going to have a sudden need for a llama, amirite?

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Friday Timewaster

Continuing the theme of yesterday's tunes, have some Dig Dug. Arrow keys to move, x key to shoot. Make sure the java window is in focus by clicking on it first.


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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Darwin Loves...

...jet airplanes:

The woman, 57, was holding on to a fence at the end of the airport's runway when a Boeing 737 left for a trip to Trinidad when the engine's blast tossed the woman backward, causing her to fall and hit her head on the concrete pavement... The area is a popular tourist attraction where passenger planes fly low over a nearby beach before touching down and taking off on the runway next to area. Warnings are posted about the dangers of standing too close to the fence.


Do stupid things, win stupid prizes.


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Free Willy!

Canadian man killed by whale after rescuing it

That's gratitude for you, eh?


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What Thugs?

Ostriching in SanFran:

The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system in San Francisco and Oakland has been withholding video evidence of crimes committed on trains and at stations perpetrated by groups of teenagers, it has been revealed.

According to CBS Local, dozens of teenagers committed large-scale acts of robbery and assaults in the months of April and June. In April, “forty to sixty” teenagers boarded a train at Coliseum stop, where they proceeded to rob seven passengers and beat up two. In June, four teens assaulted a passenger and stole his cellphone. Just two days later, about a dozen teens snatched the phone of a woman on a train.

In each of these cases, BART has refused to publish surveillance footage, citing fears that the videos could create negative racial perceptions.


In other words, the ferals are running amok and the limp-wristed leftists who pretend to run San Francisco are too terrified to call them out.

Social collapse is imminent in California, and San Francisco will lead the fall. Get the popcorn.


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Kid Rock For Senate



He's quite serious about it. Ritchie is pro-American and definitely right-of-moderate, often enjoying putting his thumb into the eyes of the leftist media. Hey, he can't possibly do any worse than the pack of establishment jackals up there right now, so may as well give him a chance.

Thursday Tunes

If as a youngster you dropped most every quarter that crossed your palm into the slot of a video game machine as I did, you'll definitely think of this as music: it's an hour of audio inside an arcade, circa 1981.



If that's a bit before your time, (see what I did there?), you can also journey to arcades in '83, '86, or for you young'uns 1992.


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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

In Jeopardy

Radial Bug

Now here's something you don't see every day...



That's a Continental W670 7-cylinder radial engine, taken from a M2 Light Tank, and grafted onto the ass of a Bug. I'm pretty certain it doesn't pass California emissions requirements.

The big aluminum disc thing on the back is the power converter from the tank, but the owner & builder, Mike Nieman, actually runs it with a 4-ft propeller. It's not tied into the drive train at all. There are several hundred pounds of concrete in the front to keep it on the ground. More info here.