Need to Press Paws

I have recently found out that Not Always Right (as in “the customer is not always right”) is a delightful way to spend a few hours. Originally dedicated to tales from The Retail Wars, it later expanded to include stories about people being absolutely awesome (such as the story about the child who had never …read more…

A few thoughts on the dumpster fire that is capitalism…part 2

Capitalism means I get charged $125 to cancel a $200 ticket by an airline that’s getting bailed out with my taxpayer money. — Laila Lalami (@LailaLalami) April 3, 2020 And what the hell, let’s toss one in for the ammosexuals:

Digital Zines…

So…I did a thing. A while ago, I released an episode of the Silent Noise Project. I actually had really good notes for this one, and a lot of background information. Quite frankly, I had a lot more material than I could fit into a show, and I had a lot of material that shouldn’t have …read more…

This is beautiful

I’ve always loved Def Leppard and was beyond happy that they were (finally!) inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019. I couldn’t be there, but this acceptance speech is one of the best I’ve ever heard: The look on Rick Allen’s face when the crowd gives him a standing ovation is …read more…

Silent Noise Project #011 — the even Jesus is drinking straight from the bottle now episode

Welcome to episode #11 of the Silent Noise Project. This episode is 44 minutes and 03 seconds long and weighs 60.2 megabytes, although your mileage may vary because, like I’ve said before, the internet gets superfreaky sometimes. The People’s Revolutionary Podcast Naming Committee has decreed that this episode shall be called “even Jesus is drinking straight …read more…

Why I don’t donate to Wikipedia (and other things)

I cleaned out my screenshots folder last weekend. These are among the goodies I found: I have experienced this in the past. I don’t know if it’s still a thing or not. Also this: When I was a kid in the 80s, watching these films, I didn’t live a life like any of them. (I …read more…

The Forest of Spam, Part 5

I hate it when spammers don’t even try. This showed up as a comment on my About page: I wouldn’t mind this so much, except for the following: The spammer calls this an email, when this is clearly a comment. My domain will expire in 12 hours, which is not a time spam any legitimate …read more…

Today is Friday, April 2, 2021

Today is Good Friday, although that means nothing to me because I am an agnostic/atheist. Mostly it means that a lot of people thought I would have the day off, but as this is a religious and not a federal holiday, I did not. Nevertheless, after our last shipment was picked up around 1:45, the …read more…

Welcome, Refugees of Humanity

  January 3, 2021 I’m not doing a new year resolution. I’m not. I absolutely refuse. I saw someone on Instagram say that you should do “intentions” instead of resolutions. I’m not sure what the difference is. Surely resolving to do something and intending to do something are pretty much the same thing? In reality, that’s …read more…

Star Trek intros redone in each other’s styles

Star Trek The Original Series and Star Trek The Next Generation intros done in each other’s styles. Thank you, Internet!

Stayin’ Alive

This dog has more chill than I will ever have, alas.

Everyday Chemistry

The Beatles' Everyday Chemistry album, on a cassette tape.

A common science fiction plot element is the parallel dimension—a world like ours, but slightly or hugely different than the one we currently exist in and which can only be entered through some sort of portal. (Star Trek really went to town with this, starting with the original series, and then extending it through DS9 and Enterprise.) …read more…

Scatterseed!

The 37-year old original article

A long time ago, I thought my life would go in a different direction. I would live in the country, have a wife and a bunch of free-range kids, and we would raise all our own food and save our own seed. This has nothing to do with “prepper” movement, many of whose adherents have …read more…