Archive for the ‘It’s Always a Good Time to include Sheldon Cooper PhD’ Category

Geez, we haven’t had a good blogwar around here for ages.

Of course, we here at DPUD don’t blogwar against other blogs, we are all about the interblogwar.

I’ll start.

80s music sucks, they had far superior music in the

60s,

70s (it’s a 4 minute song, not sure what they do the last two minutes)

90s

and even the 00s

Remember folks, smack, LSD and pot make good music, cocaine only makes good movies.

Speaking of drugs, this is lame.

star trek wiz

Now maybe the rest would play that, but we all know Kirk would walk in (swoosh) in and start bitch-slapping people.

An artist’s rendition

Pic via The Outrider.Borepatch.

Yeah, I watch Wheel of Fortune every now and then.

Above the post update!

I forgot the part that made me think of that title.

Coyote

 

Ugly

Unfortunately, the Federal Communications Commission, where I am a commissioner, does not agree. Last May the FCC proposed an initiative to thrust the federal government into newsrooms across the country. With its “Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs,” or CIN, the agency plans to send researchers to grill reporters, editors and station owners about how they decide which stories to run.

 

 

 

Nit

It’s getting difficult and slinking toward impossible to defend the Affordable Care Act…

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Well, we passed that stage a long time ago for anybody noticing reality, this guy actually had the lack of sense to write this.

The White House has politicized its signature policy.

Seriously? They just politicized it? Fool.

Wit

I’ve always been in favor of freedom of expression, but lately I’ve become a free-speech absolutist. It takes all sorts to make a world and I’ve met a lot of them over the years, and I can stand pretty much anything anyone says about anything — until someone says to me, “You can’t say that.” At which point my inclination is to punch his lights out. I do this not just because I’m a violent psychopath with a hair-trigger temper, but to make the important point that in societies where you’re not free to speak your mind — to argue and debate — the only way to express disagreement is through violence.

Eggs-fucking-zactly. Steyn usually gets it just right.

Snip

Four players in Iran women’s national football team turned out to be men. …

Despite strict rules in the Islamic Republic of Iran, players will be allowed to continue their career after mandatory sex-change operation.

Snap

Following numerous reports of improper arrests and firearm seizures throughout California, Roseville-based gun rights group The Calguns Foundation has issued a new warning to gun owners in the Golden State.

“Gun confiscation efforts pushed by Attorney General Kamala Harris have apparently led to unconstitutional arrests of regular, non-prohibited gun owners as well as the seizure of their firearms and ammunition,”

Registration always leads to confiscation, but you’d know that if you ever read this blog.

Big

Gov. Scott Walker used his election-year State of the State address Wednesday to rally support for his plans to use the majority of Wisconsin’s $912 million in unexpected revenue for tax cuts.

Tits (more…)

Apparently the Sun is still messing with us.

Predictions that 2013 would see an upsurge in solar activity and geomagnetic storms disrupting power grids and communications systems have proved to be a false alarm. Instead, the current peak in the solar cycle is the weakest for a century.

First, I don’t know if I believe their, “100 year low”. We have not had good measuring devices for 100 years, only for the last 30-50 or so, so anything before then is guess-work based on what we would call shoddy data today.

100 years ago tolerances of 100th of an inch were extreme, today, machinists say, ‘Tenths” to mean “one ten thousandth of an inch” because that’s the standard and it’s easier than saying “one ten thousandth” all the time. For precision measuring instruments the tolerances are ever tighter.

So in other words, 100 years ago the margin of error was at least 1,000 times greater than today. (edited to make sense)

We also had crappy telescopes 100 years ago, they didn’t have the resolution or all the deluxe filters and computers looking at the data. You put a dark piece of almost opaque wax paper over the telescope and looked at the Sun and wrote down your findings on paper, Computers can look directly at the Sun and filter it out without any human even looking at it until the data is all crunched. They might have seen two sunspots at different times and thought it was the same one or they might have seen one sunspot 4 times in different stages of its rotation and thought it was 4. They just couldn’t track them the way we can today.

Saying that, it’s still darn low. In 2010 I said that by 2012 Al Gore would start talking about the coming ice age caused by global wormin…climate change. I’m wondering if I should have given them a couple extra years.If it happens by 2015 I’m calling that a win.

Scientists keep saying, “Any day now the Sun will restart and watch out!” and yet, the Sun keeps not restarting. But they authoritatively state what’s going to happen.  I’m waiting for them to start saying the Sun has shut off and WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!! right before the Sun restarts.

And that’s why I don’t watch science shows on cable. They keep authoritatively stating that such and so is FACT!!!!, when they don’t really know.

40 years ago dinosaurs were cold-blooded and slow. No caveats, just stated as a fact. 20 years ago they became warm-blooded and fast.  Again, no, “This is what we think…” but “This is what is…” I’m hoping in 10 or 20 years they become mammalian precursors to the platypus, and that’s why they laid eggs. That’ll be funny.

Salt is good for you, bad for you, good for you, bad for you……Eggs are good for you, bad for you, good for you, bad for you. All stated authoritatively.

In today’s politicized science climate, you can’t even trust them to say what’s actually happening, much less what’s going to happen.

Update, I forgot the part about the title, so I’m sticking it in here later.

Let’s get that ozone hole bigger*! We need the heat!!!

*I still think the whole “freon makes the ozone hole bigger!!” was bullshit. The ozone hole fluctuates naturally and getting rid of freon only made our A/Cs less efficient. Which was the whole fucking point. Green Science is neither, its goal is to reduce our standard of living.

They’re like the monks in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, walking around hitting themselves in the face with boards. Except they hit me in the face instead of themselves.

Important probably not safe for work update below the fold. Via the Daily News, The X-Ray. Ugh.

 

Seriously?

Shocked doctors had to perform emergency surgery on a man in the Australian capital Canberra after he lodged a 10 centimetre (four-inch) steel fork inside his penis for sexual pleasure.

No, seriously?

The bizarre incident was considered so unusual that it was written up as a case report in a recent issue of the International Journal of Surgery.

I’ll bet.
According to the paper “An Unusual Urethral Foreign Body,”
Now there’s a conference that screams out for Dr. Sheldon Cooper PhD.
Every now and then we need a category for the opposite of hotassery.

Veeshir seems to have taken up the mantle of doing roundup-style posts since I’ve mostly abandoned blogging, but every once in a while I still will need to clear out my bookmarks…

Moe Lane: “The essential problem with the Chuck Hagel nomination.” – Moe is too kind, but basically on-point.

Everything the O-bots told you about Obamacare was a lie.  We informed you thusly.

Wounded Warrior Project rejects church’s fundraising efforts. So I guess the ads singing “Say a prayer for peace” were entirely secular prayers to nobody in particular, or something.  (“… one or more gods, or fewer…”)

A nice long write-up about the hubbub in Mali.

Reason: No, WWII did end the Depression.

Pending debt crisis link #1.

Pending debt crisis link #2 (Pethokoukis @ AEI).

PIMCO’s Bill Gross on the “Credit Supernova“.

Happy days are here again: No-money-down mortgages are back, baby! (Facepalm)

Daily Caller: Obama’s new French economic adviser has ‘faith in redistribution’ (Double facepalm)

Weekly Standard: Obama Continues to Violate His Own ‘Stimulus’ Law by Not Releasing Quarterly Reports (Infinite facepalm)

How else could the government muck up the economy? By dragging on croudsourced funding regulations! (In violation of the law, to boot.)

Zero Hedge: Germans contemplate impact of US oil boom.  Glimmer of hope.

Lowry via Ace: Limbaugh was right about Obama.  No shit.

WashTimes: West Point center cites dangers of ‘far right’ in U.S.  — Stay tuned for my pontifications about the insurrectionist doctrine.

Get your ass to Mars.  One way.

Chimps like pr0n too!

Oprah likes foreskin. On her face.

Jim Parsons has come out of his completely transparent glass closet.  If you’re offended by this, you might want to visit another blog.

 

And in other queer fun, George Takei (oh, by the way, he’s gay too, just in case someone here hadn’t picked up on that) posted this on his Facebook page.

Sadly, Cheetah the Chimp has passed away.

Cheetah, the most famous of the sanctuary’s 15 chimpanzees, liked to see people laugh.

“He was very compassionate,” Cobb said. “He could tell if I was having a good day or a bad day. He was always trying to get me to laugh if he thought I was having a bad day. He was very in tune to human feelings.”

Ron Priest, a sanctuary volunteer for seven years, said Cheetah stood out because of his ability to stand up – shoulders tall, back straight – and walk like a person.

Cheetah also stood out for another reason, Priest said: “When he didn’t like somebody or something that was going on, he would pick up some poop and throw it at them. He could get you at 30 feet with bars in between.”

Add to those feats his ability to fight the Nazis, and we truly have lost a great one.

I don’t know why.  I do know that we need to get her and Sheldon Cooper in the same room

Or am I just drunk? It seems to make sense. (pdf warning)

The top tax rate should be 0%.

Of course, what he means is that there should be no income tax on income over some amount (he uses Pounds, he’s British and they don’t seem to call their money “dollars”, weird.)

RTWT

Via Samizdata who makes with the unintentional funny. In discussing FrnakJ he writes:

Good recent Frank Jism:

Heh. He said “jism”.