Tuesday, September 20, 2016


So we just had the two typhoons over the four day weekend. Wife and I took the opportunity to finally watch Game of Thrones (Season 1). We got through 8 episodes in 3 days. For those of you who watched it six years ago, at the end of episode 8 Lord Stark has been imprisoned and the war has just started.

As the show ended, my wife said: “You are just like him.”

“You mean The Mountain? I can see why you would say that. We both have incredible physical strength and we both strike fear into the hearts of mortal men. But he’s actually an inch taller than I am.”

*Wife rolls her eyes just like that time when I claimed I could beat Bas Rutten in a fair fight*

“Not the Mountain. Ned Stark. You are just like him.”

Not sure whether or not I should be offended, I asked “In what way am I like Ned Stark?

“You would get yourself thrown into the dungeon, and your family members imprisoned, while the whole kingdom goes to war, stubbornly refusing to budge on some obscure point of honor that nobody knows or really cares about.”

“I… I thought I am pretty practical about most things.”

“No, for things where you see a clear "Right" and "Wrong," you are obstinately righteous. Or maybe it’s righteously obstinate. English adverbs don’t always make sense to me.”

“I… hmm. You may be right.”

“There is no ‘may’ about it. The world is just lucky you never found religion.”

Jim Wright: Greatness, Again

I really, really wish I could write as well as this guy.

Friday, September 02, 2016

The Kid

Reasons why 11 year-old me would be disappointed in middle-aged me:

My house has no fireplace
My house has no spiral staircase
I do not own a motorcycle with a sidecar
No Hot Wheels tracks anywhere
Don’t have one of these that takes up an entire room

Never been to the Bermuda Triangle
Not a black belt in karate

Don’t own one or ten of these

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

In the news - Trump chosen by God?

Michelle Bachmann says Trump chosen by God.

I looked it up in the bible, and there is some support for what Bachmann is asserting. Key passage is Exodus 8:14.

This is what the great LORD says: Let my people go, so that they may worship me. If you refuse to let them go, I will plague your whole country with Trump. The airwaves will teem with Trump. He will come up into your apartment and your bedroom and onto your bed, into the local office of the DMV and on your people, and into your Facebook and Twitter. Trump will get all up in your face and make all your memes less dank.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Maniacs with wicked hair,
ja, ja, ja we have already been there!
Trust out teutonic expertise
We know where assholery leads.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

This is why

CNN cannot have nice things.

Or maybe Obamacare killed off 2/3 of the American population?

Monday, August 01, 2016

Types of Networks

BAN - Body Area Network - Comprises communication between sensors placed on the human body.

CAN - Cthulhu Area Network - Instead of the commonly-used "handshake" between devices, a CAN uses the "tentacle poke." The eldritch protocols used in these networks inevitably drive the administrator insane.

FLAN - Florida Area Network - A FLAN transfers data between trailer parks, racist old people, and drug lords, using laughably outdated hardware.

HAN - Home Area Network - As the name would suggest, a HAN is the connection of network enabled devices in a domestic home.

LAN - Local Area Network - The scope of a LAN is larger than that of a HAN and smaller than that of a CAN. A LAN is typically the network of computers placed in a school or a small office.

MAN - Mango Area Network - These networks utilize a backbone of sweet and juicy fruits, with protocols that are related to poison oak. 

PAN - Paladin Area Network - Refers to communication from and between crusaders for holy justice. Requires proprietary hardware and software.

WAN - Wide Area Network - The largest of the geographical computer networks listed on this page. WAN's connect regional and national computer networks together.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

This Week

In Battle of the Iconic Leftists, it's Kid Blink vs Che Guevara in an Epic Staredown! Keen observers will note that if the socialists had ever figured out how to combine the power of Che's beret with that of Kid Blink's eye patch, the Ruling Class would have been hopelessly outgunned.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

HolyJuan: Church Wine

There was a time in my life when I was Catholic.  As a kid in a Catholic family, we sometimes got to sit up on the altar with the priest du...  

HolyJuan: Church Wine

Chaon raises eyebrows with racially charged comments

Chaon is no stranger to racial controversies, buhis appearance on ICRT yesterday afternoon managed to even surprise his critics.
Defending his blogroll’s reputation of consisting mainly of “old, tall people,” Chaon questioned where “any other subgroup of people” contributed more to society than in Western civilization. “This ‘very tall people’ business does get a little tired,” Chaon said on ICRT Monday. “I’d ask you to go back through history and figure out, where are these contributions that have been made by these other categories of people that you’re talking about – where did any other subgroup of people contribute more to civilization?”

When ICRT’s Joseph Lin, taken aback, asked, “Than tall people?” the Buccaneer Duke kept going, adding that he believes the greatest contributions of civilization have come from “Croatia, the Upper Nile, and Brobdingnag, and every place where the average height for males is over 190cm.”

It has been argued that Chaon is a fringe figure, whose ugly rants in no way reflect contemporary pirate thought. However, it is difficult for the world to ignore such offensive tirades.