Apr 212018

Fresno State – and it’s donors – must be so proud.

Note: again, free speech. But also note, she is caught advocating violence, directly, bombing houses and hijacking airliners. Perhaps this isn’t enough for the cops to get involved, but it does seem like the sort of thing her employer might be interested in. It’s certainly the sort of thing that anyone thinking of going to Fresno State, or paying for someone to go to Fresno State, should bear in mind. Also: she’s a professor of the English language. Listen to her and judge whether you think that’s really something that she seems to be proficient in.

She thinks she is owed your stuff and your childrens minds.

Now, the question is: for regular folks, not part of the judicial system, or part of the educational system, not a donor to Fresno State. You know, regular folk with no power but what the Constitution allows. Nothing illegal, or violent, or threatening. Well, we live in the era of the non-stop protest. So… protest, but don’t be like one of those brainless bipedal semi-solidified farts on the left who pop up in the course of a presentation with a bullhorn and deafen everyone in the room. Be smarter than that… and get a Speech Jammer.

 Posted by at 12:30 pm
Apr 202018

What could be funnier than using R. Lee Ermey to redub Darth Vader? Not much.

As this is restricted to lines from “Full Metal Jacket,” it’s not surprising that the funnier ones are first… and that the language is a little colorful at times.



 Posted by at 11:38 pm
Apr 192018

He’s a screaming leftist harpie, but every now and then he makes a valid point, such as here: stop trying to litigate things that happened in the past that broke rules that did not yet exist.


His timeframe seems to stretch back only to the 1980’s, but the principle applies no matter how far back you go. And thus a whole lot of the effort to tear down all memory, certainly all celebration, of the Dead White Males who created the civilization we currently live and prosper in is based on them violating social norms that only came about later.

He makes the point that everyone today tolerates things that in a quarter century society will have decided are intolerable This is undoubtedly true. But I wonder just how many of the future intolerables would be things that we used to not tolerate, now tolerate, and in the future will not tolerate again. Or the other way around. Consider: back in the day, people tolerated (heck, knew nothing else) “free range parenting.” Kid comes home from school, you give ’em supper them kick them out to go raise hell with the other brats until sundown. Starting in the 80’s, Stranger Danger made that sort of thing damn near extinct. But perhaps it will come back n the future. Future kids may someday see the current trend of kids being glued to screens as a weird blip in history. Kids may have *jobs* again. Schools will have shooting clubs. Eugenics (a popular thing in the US until the National Socialists crapped all over the concept) may become quite the trend, doubtless aided by genetic engineering. “Progress” isn’t always a line; sometimes it’s a circle.

Heck, maybe big hair, shoulder pads and leg warmers will make a comeback.


 Posted by at 11:51 pm
Apr 192018



I’m on record with being impressed by the A-10, and I think the USAF should have built a bunch more of them. And so should the US Marine Corps. And the US Army. But they didn’t, so… shrug. There it is. Anyway, impressed as I am, the shots of the A-10 trying to tear up a *motionless* Hummer are a little disappointing. A whole lot of rounds that hit *around* the target, but not *actually* the target.

 Posted by at 1:49 pm
Apr 182018

SpaceX has launched the TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) planet-hunter satellite and recovered the first stage booster on a recovery barge out at sea. TESS will be put into an unconventional orbit with a perigee of 108,000 km and an apogee of 375,000 km. if it works, it should find a *lot* of exoplanets, around the order of 20,000 of them.

Note: When I first entered college, there were *nine* known planets. There are currently 3800 or so. There may soon be 24,000 or so.

 Posted by at 8:21 pm
Apr 172018

Holy carp this is funny. Make sure to press the number buttons as instructed.

The YouTube comments are a delight:

100 years ago kids my age were fighting in the god damn world wars and here I am playing star wars music on a frog we have reached our peak as a species

  • Person: Do you play and instrument
  • Me: Hard to explain

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 5 4 3 Jingle Bells

7 777 8 7 7 87 6 5 6 7 777 8 7 7 9 My heart will go (Titanic)

Johan Sebastian Bach Fugue D Minor: 897345956234952349765239786320089758764654564765464356436324324636346436432643576876576756576 49587634957863495786349857634295786345987635632464565673473632452354234344634634583453459834659632536523764857634857562389457238947652378465-237865238467534-05763405634569238745923876928375-69273469872345937246589732465982356756237856237845823764587236549234650983465034650347569234569237845872365487236547823654876235487623547836-2548976253496235496

 Posted by at 2:10 am
Apr 162018

The same YouTuber who put this together also pointed out that “Star Trek” the TV series *must* logically exist in the universe of “The Orville.” Why? Because the crew has been shown watching the sitcom “Seinfeld,” and “Seinfeld” mentioned Star Trek. Also the ships doctors referenced Obi Wan, and if there’s a Star Wars, chances are good there’s a Star Trek.


 Posted by at 8:25 pm