Thursday, July 30, 2015

Star Wars: The Blueprints

Here be the complete Star Wars blueprints. Finally, you can build that Death Star that you've always wanted.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Chad Vader: Day Shift Manager - Blame Society Productions - Matt Sloan and Aaron Yonda

Chad Vader: Day Shift Manager - Blame Society Productions - Matt Sloan and Aaron Yonda

"It's a little known fact that Darth Vader, the great Jedi warrior-gone-bad, has a younger brother named Chad. For this "less charismatic" family member, the Force doesn't always come through. Though Chad takes pride in his position as day shift manager at a Wisconsin grocery store, the floor staff doesn't respect him, the general manager resists being called Emperor, and the cute check-out clerk isn't interested, sorry." So, go, watch and laugh. Free at Babelgum and YouTube.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Thought For Today

"The two biggest sellers in any bookstore are the cookbooks and the diet books. The cookbooks tell you how to prepare the food and the diet books tell you how not to eat any of it." - Andy Rooney

Monday, July 27, 2015

Howstuffworks "The Sith Explained"

Howstuffworks "The Sith Explained"

How Stuff Works is the Site that explains how the universe, and everything in it, works. Well, almost everything. Okay, at least a little of it. Start with this Link and learn how much you do (and don't) know about The ("Always two there are, no more, no less.") Sith. And perhaps you too can rule the universe.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Mad Cows and Englishmen

Since I wouldn't want you feeling too nice and cozy, check out this creepy little fact from Tess Gerritsen to put a bit of spark and sizzle into your weekend bar-b-cue.

Monday, July 13, 2015

The RealTruth From Orlando

Confederate Flag controversy --

The cemeteries in Germany still have the Nazi symbols on the headstones and elsewhere. The soldiers buried there died for their cause and an organization unparalleled in history for its systematic evil. I still see no reason to erase everything just to sanitize history. I don't have to agree with everything that's displayed. I don't have to agree or condone things done before my time or subscribe to the concept that because I don't protest a symbol that it means I support what that symbol stood for.

Confederate cemeteries and graves are desecrated on a regular basis, receive almost no funding or recognition -- but it's conveniently forgotten or ignored that they also contain the remains of black soldiers who fought for their homes and states, not just for or against slavery. They contain the remains of thousands of family ancestors of both colors. I see no reason we cannot honor the dead with a symbol of the cause they died to support.

It's more of this politically correct garbage that wants to pretend that the only reason we had a civil war in this country was because of slavery and that persons of color can only feel good about themselves nearly 200 years after the fact if only they get enough apologies. The Civil War was about states' rights to govern themselves -- the very same battle that's going on right now in the issues of abortions, women's rights, immigration, gay marriage and the so-called "religious freedom" to refuse service to anyone who doesn't believe like you do. But none of those issues has a flag people can point to and scream about.

It's asinine to say the Confederate flag means slavery and only Southerners are bigots. African tribes sold opposing tribal captives to slavers. Ship magnate northerners ran the slave ships from Africa and made huge profits in the slave trade. Northerners ran their profitable textile mills for cotton grown by slave-owning plantation owners. The Southerners owned the slaves. Not every Southerner owned slaves; not every Northerner was an abolitionist. Not every black man in the South was a slave. Not every slave in the South was black. No one's hands were clean.

The hypocrisy that touts that flag as a symbol of slavery is overwhelming. The imminent criminalization in displaying the flag is a slap in the face to the American experience and a patent violation of the First Amendment.

It's a shame one nut ball, gormless, disenfranchised jackass went in and killed nine productive people of whatever color just because he could. He's a terrorist. Treat him like a terrorist and stop with the constant racism rhetoric. There's as much racism on the black side of the color fence as there is on the white side. Time to quit throwing stones back and forth over it and leave each other's heritage alone.

Florida Cracker

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

The Thought For Today

"Love: a temporary insanity curable by marriage." - Ambrose Bierce

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Intuitor Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics

Intuitor Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics

We all know that space ships don't actually make wooshing noises in space and big bangs are all flash and no noise, but it's interesting to read about how bad the science is coming out of Hollywood. And folks, it's worse than you think. Some fun movie reviews too.