Saturday, June 16, 2012

Space Is Red

CCTV13:CCTVNEWS (Special to White Devils):Cramped Quarters:
Inside the Tiangong 1 space lab.Credit: Dragon in Space
On the stairway to the stars: The People's Republic's first female cosmonaut, fighter pilot Major Liu Yang.
Cosmonauts are kept under hermetic seal until the flight.
L to R, Liu Yang, Jing Haipeng, Liu Wang.
More.

Sod People

Blame the anti-UV/whatever film on the windows.
The reflections were no help either.

Stay In Your Homes!

We need no reasons to remain hunkered in our bunker, but if we did here are two, presented also as a public service for others who might dare outside Los Angeles today:

Naked people on bicycles.

The possibility of encountering David Frum. (He's really asking for it, isn't he?)
Saturday night, June 16, I'll have a drink at "The 3rd Stop" in West Los Angeles from 8 pm to 10 pm. The address is 8636 W 3rd St. LA readers are invited to join. I'm glad to talk politics, answer questions, take suggestions, and sign copies of Patriots. I hope to see you there!

Lawsee, ™Aunt Jemima™!

To us, the case is a clear-cut trademark violation. At the time, though, the Aunt Jemima Mills Company was really going out on a limb. Prior to this case trademark infringement happened when another company was selling the same product under the same name.
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From mental_floss.
Found this when we downloaded the one up there.
Pathetically obvious, but what's wrong w/ a silly song?

Friday, June 15, 2012

Jail Chow

ADDED (0044PDT 16 June 2012): Possibly related.

We Wouldn't Click Here Whether You ...

... offered us money or held a gun to our head.

Old Music

Quite the entrance.How long, how long?

New Mouse

Scrolls excellently. No more double-posted comments, we'll assume in advance. And, it came w/ an alkaline battery & was US$10.00 off the retail mark-up. Now we'll see how long it lasts, 'though it claims to have a "three-year limited hardware warranty."

Don't necessarily expect more output from us, however.

The Vicar Of Christ

Bring on the RICO statutes!

Glenn Reynolds' Wetware Dream

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Eschatology Up-Date

These typical/"real" American types all deserve to drown in a flood, or maybe choke to death on hydrocarbons. (Not to mention what we personally would love to do to each of them.)
Background.

Wrapped In The Flag

Just a guess, but are most of these pix in violation of the U.S. Flag Code? This one is:
From The Daily Creepy Sexist.
But enough with the history lesson: Erect your flag at full-mast, and check out these ladies wearing, holding and/or posing next to American flags, as we know that’s what you really came here for.
How long before TheDC goes split-beaver, Hustler-style? We're sure Taylor Bigler (the Entertainment Editor for The Daily Caller) is very, very proud of herself. And if she's a slutty whore who needs buckets of birth control pills because she's having so much sex, she probably is.

Carrying The Cross

In these United Snakes, it is Flag Day, about which no one cares, & why should they give a crap about shallow symbols?

Thanks Google, we'd forgotten last yr.'s tributes to fascism.
Image we originally ran last yr.

Sportin' Life Recap

L.A. Dodgers, L.A. Kings & L.A. Angels (of Anaheim) at Dodger Stadium w/ the Stanley Cup.
Not shown: L.A. Galaxy, current holders of the MLS Cup.* Also not shown: Punk-ass chump losers L.A. Lakers.

More visible cup, fewer visible Angels.
Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi holds the Stanley Cup
over his head at Dodger Stadium.

*Maybe Los Angeles could get a championship in an American sport one of these days?

Racial & Religious Hypocrisy

Yes, a dog bit a dude today, & in other non-news items, a schmuck typing at Commentary (not this one, but you get the idea) is suddenly all in favor of welfare for fundamentalist Jewish parasites.
You know what else they possess? Staggering quantities of public assistance. Take the overwhelmingly Hasidic Kiryas Joel, the poorest place in America. As the Times reported last year, “half of [its] residents receive food stamps, and one third receive Medicaid benefits and rely on federal vouchers to help pay their housing costs.” And boy, do they have children: The median household in Kiryas Joel has six people, and the median age is twelve. Many of its men learn Torah full-time instead of working, and the community’s low high-school graduation rate would be even lower if its religious schools had real academic standards. These kids are hardly being “socialized to the world of work.” And it’s not just Kiryas Joel: back in 1996, at the heart of “welfare reform,” a full third of Williamsburg’s Hasidim received public assistance.

Welfare is, and has been for some time, a crucial ingredient in these communities. While Hasidim take care of their own, they also get taxpayers to take care of them. Like Israeli Haredim, Kiryas Joel’s Hasidim vote together to secure, for instance, a “luxurious 60-bed postnatal maternal care center… built with $10 million in state and federal grants.” Off the record, New York City officials admit that Williamsburg’s Hasidim “work the system,” and experts who don’t have to be reelected come out and just admit there’s widespread fraud. As Shmarya Rosenberg has argued, the Haredi birthrate, to be sustainable, requires large and consistent infusions of cash from outside. In Williamsburg, welfare really is a lifestyle.
Hey. You know who else called certain people parasites? We aren't saying he was right, but we aren't saying he was wrong, either, if you know what we mean.

No mention of fundamentalist frauds sponging from taxpaying job creators would be complete w/o mentioning the Fundamentalist LDS Church & their (in)breeding of cretins.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Old Timer Religion

We're being generous if we think we'll be here another 30 yrs., so indications that the generation of little creeps who could be our grand-sprogs are wising up don't mean dirt to us.
Could they have made a crummier or harder to read graphic?
By the time the megachurches are turned into rave venues & the Catholic parishes have been demolished & the ground beneath them plowed under & salted (for obvious reasons) our corpse will have been dissected by a med student. Oh, also the planet will have become a slagheap, so what fucking difference does any of it make, really?

Word Of G-d

Via international smutmeister Mick Farren, more reasons to despise American sheep.
"More than 80 percent of born-again or evangelical Chris­tians believe that "God helps those who help themselves" is a Bible verse.

"More than half of graduating high school seniors guess that Sodom and Gomorrah were husband and wife, and one in ten adults believes that Joan of Arc was Noah's wife. (Those two must've been multiple-choice questions.)

"Almost two-thirds of Americans can't name at least five of the Ten Commandments. Some of these people, moreover, are outspoken promoters of them. Georgia representative Lynn Westmoreland, cosponsor of a bill to display the Ten Com­mandments in the chambers of the House of Representa­tives and Senate, could remember only three when Stephen Colbert asked him to recite them on The Colbert Report."
Really, fuck every one of you ignorant pieces of hypocritical shit. If we didn't feel that virtually all activity is an imposition on us we would have started thinning the flock long ago. Lamb chops!

Plus which: A Mormon gets pissy, via bjkeefe. A note to the Mormies: Your bullshit church lies about how many of you there are. Don't get too carried away w/ the illusion of power, you theocratic fucksticks. Mountain Meadows, any one?

Questions, Questions, Questions ...

Any technological geniuses who are always telling us what to put in our devil-box have any suggestions about wireless mouses? As a power-user*, we seem to run through about one a yr. Are we fated to blow approx. US$20.00 on a new mouse every yr. from now until the sweet release of death?
*By which we mean we sit on our lardy ass all day & all night & all afternoon pressing our lead-finger on the damn thing.

Lambs To The Slaughter

Why we are completely justified, indeed, righteous, in our utter contempt for America & Americans:
When this pyramid of debt collapsed in 2008, the Rumpelstiltskins of Wall Street kept the gold while America’s middle-class families got stuck with straw.

Strangely, what anger there is about this financial shakedown of the middle class is largely misdirected toward Barack Obama and Big Government, even though the current president had nothing to do with creating the disaster and a lack of government oversight, not too much government, was a big factor in the debacle.

More strange, perhaps, is the easy acceptance of the new status quo. Convinced that the American Dream is the best dream possible, average Americans, unlike Europeans, find a way to blame themselves when their dreams take a big hit. Their style is to “take it all week on the chin with a grin” and not expect to be “runnin’ much of anything.” A cozy family, a softball game and a few beers with their buddies seem to be enough to satisfy.

In some ways, I admire that attitude. Life should be about the people you love and the simple pleasures, not a constant get-rich scheme. But it seems to me the working people of the United States have done their part for two decades. They have worked longer hours, they have become more productive, they have taken pay cuts, they have given up jobs to downsizing and outsourcing and have taken on two lesser jobs to make up the slack in the family budget. In the process, a vast amount of new wealth has been created but almost none of it has trickled down to the men and women who have done the hard work.

The enormous gap in wealth in this country is not fair and it is not healthy, either for the future of capitalism or of democracy. But don’t expect a revolution. The country song ethic will keep most folks quiescent, if not content. They will work even harder, keep sliding backward and “call it all livin’ the dream.”
We just don't get it. What is missing from the American mind? Why do the sheep want to be sheared? What will wake them up?

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Taking Our Life Into Our Hands

Spent the last seven eternities looking for anything on the Internet about which we could possibly say something mean. No satisfactory results, so we decided on something else to shock us from the numb: Short term risky eating.
Will we survive to tell the tale?

Nostalgie De La Boue

Chez M. Door Tree,Uni-Book ~ Universal Giant ~ Royal Giant ~ Beacon 1951 ~ 1966

Monday, June 11, 2012

Super Clap

From "the world's humanitarian news site," Supergonorrhea!
[Blah blah blah somebody blah blah] said the increase in cases of superbug strains meant there was a risk gonorrhoea may become an untreatable disease in the near future.

The proportion of gonorrhoea cases with resistance to the antibiotic recommended to treat the disease, cefixime, rose from 4 percent in 2009 to 9 percent in 2010.

The ECDC report follows a warning from the World Health Organisation that virtually untreatable forms of drug-resistant gonorrhoea were spreading around the world.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Dance Hell Style Super 12" Disco 45

A Reminder

This fuck
"I suspect that many in the Obama administration really don't believe in private enterprise. At best, they see business as something to be endured so that that it can provide tax money for government programs," said Jindal.
is the elected governor of a sovereign state, & his beliefs include demon possession & exorcism.

Please Mitt please: Cap't. Underpants/Anchor Baby 2012!!

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

At Whiskey Fire (as Thers is off inflating grades) we're going nuts w/ photos that haven't been seen in this space.

Wknd. Gasbag Recap (M.B. Edition)

SOS here at ground zerobrand headquarters, but we've been on a roll lately w/ the commenting.
Not stopping:
Not that long-time Internet acquaintance Aunt Snow can be considered impartial, but we thank her & Mr. Edroso. (We'll be getting a copy of that lurid book as soon as the rest of the cable bill's paid off.)