Archive for July, 2023

The Gates Are Up

Posted in Society, Technology on July 31st, 2023

Geekdom – The Gates Are Up

Ladies and Gentlemen, the gates of geekdom are up – or is it down? – these days. Geekish pursuits are no longer taboo or a social deathknell. Anyone can participate in them and enjoy them.

And that is a fine improvement from back in my day. Back then, the geeks and nerds were highly insular, isolationist, exilic, and rather badgerish in their protection of their “safe spaces.” As most labeled me as part of the Jock camp, this was a constant source of awkwardness in my youth.

So, yeah. The gates to geekdom are up. Head on in and have fun. 😀

Where Is This?

Posted in Politics, Society on July 31st, 2023
Where Is This? Detroit!
Where Is This Shithole? Detroit!

Yes, that really is Detroit and not some beleaguered shithole in Haiti or in Sub-Saharan Africa. It’s a sad fact that some Third World problems are also First World problems.

Hot Cuppa Irony

Posted in Coffee & Tea, Humor on July 30th, 2023
That's A Hot Cuppa Irony
That’s A Hot Cuppa Irony

“Make Tea, Not War,” is definitely a hot cuppa irony since tea and the love of- and addiction to it has been the cause of war, e.g., the misnomered Opium Wars. Also, the Tea Act and its results was one of the sparks for the American Revolution. So, making tea is hardly a choice vs. making war.

How Progress Works

Posted in Humor, Society on July 30th, 2023
How Progress Works
How Progress Works

Societies are a lot like species. Progress aka Evolution more often than not results in something weaker and more easily domesticated deriving from a stronger, more independent past when evolution was allowed to progress without the controls and guidance of Intelligent Design. 😉

What has been happening in the West vs. what has not been happening in the East are the perfect example and control group for this.

Air Snort One

Posted in Humor, Politics on July 29th, 2023
Air Snort One
Air Snort One

Air Snort One, it flies higher than any other jet in existence… and everyone is wide awake for the trip. 😆

But really, all snarkiness aside, the fact that they found a bag of cocaine in a cubby near the White House’s West Executive entrance but claim to have no way of determining who left it there means of two things: they’re lying because of whose cocaine it is, or; there’s a lot less functional security in place at critical ingress points of the White House than most of us believe.