Archive for December, 2013

Good luck…

Good luck, Michael Schumacher.

Prayers for his family.

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Things you missed for Christmas gifts.

Nipple lighteners… Not for just anybody.

Not super big on chess game variants but cutthroat chess seems like it might be trippy and fun.

This would be kind of cool, actually. Imagine the things you could do to a passed-out buddy. tattoo transmogrifier

Salt made from tears. That is sort of disturbing. Sort of like a hallucinogenic made from cat sweat.

Colon Cleanser” hot sauce is probably a Bad Idea.

The possibilities make the mind wobble. I have wished to get one for some time. Problem is, most people would suspect me first. Hidden noise maker.

This is nuttier than a squirrel’s den. Killing your husband by poisoning your hoo-hoo.

I am surprised it took Jackson so long to get outraged about Robertson’s remarks

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Ho Ho. Ho.

It is the craziest time of year again.

The Dude sent me some pics.

This is what it seemed like at home some Christmases. Well, ok, most of them. But it takes home the win for the “Cthulhu Tannenbaum” category.


Nothing says “Happy Holidays” or “Merry Christmas” like a bacon tree. Nothing. Feel the love.

What did Cruel Wife get me?

Well… A shirt that made my day.


Then, the crowning touch. She took a picture of the group I worked on our part of MESSENGER with, and matted/framed it with some MESSENGER commemorative postage stamps. It is beautiful. The frame is awesome, the matting is sublime, the color choices were phenomenal.

I did smoosh out the lab logo in case they want to never be linked to me again. Perhaps salt the earth where I walked. I have had that effect on folks.

My gift to Cruel Wife… Another frog!


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Hackerboy gets battle robots for Christmas.  Note the elevation controlled missile battery on a rotating gun.  It reaches them right out and touches things.



It would have been <i>one</i> bot but I successfully lobbied for a second so his battle bot can battle another bot.  This one shoots Malibu Barbie dinner plates.




They are quite fun.  In fact Cruel Wife e:mailed me today to tell me:

<blockquote>These robots totally ROCK!</blockquote>

OOoooh, Bad Mom.  Playing with your son’s Christmas toy before Christmas???  Someone is getting coal or reindeer poo in her stocking.

HackerBoyBot-2The above pic is before duking it out in the kitchen one room away.  No armor this time.  Three hits to the schnoz and you are out.

Here I knocked out CW’s bot with three fast strikes to the nose grid and froze her bot.  Classic match.  And Melody was an observer to make sure it all went well.  It seemed up and up.  (Except that I blocked CW’s sight so she could not line up a shot on me other than firing blind.)





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Merry Catsmus for the Rest of Us.

Ten minutes after the tree was up, so was the cat.

Merry Catsmus-2




Melly Catsmus-1

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Former NSA contractor Snowden’s disclosures have been “cataclysmic” for the eavesdropping agency, Richard Ledgett, who leads a task force responding to the leaks, said in a rare interview at NSA’s heavily guarded Fort Meade headquarters.

In the more than hour-long interview, Ledgett acknowledged the agency had done a poor job in its initial public response to revelations of vast NSA monitoring of phone and Internet data; pledged more transparency; and said he was deeply worried about highly classified documents not yet public that are among the 1.7 million Snowden is believed to have accessed.

He also stoutly defended the NSA’s mission of tracking terrorist plots and other threats, and said its recruiting of young codebreakers, linguists and computer geeks has not been affected by the Snowden affair – even as internal morale has been.

“Any time you trust people, there is always a chance that someone will betray you,” he said.

– source: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/exclusive-cataclysmic-snowden-affair-nsa-032218664.html

Wow. The irony there is so dense you can cut it with a knife. It is nutrient packed and as strong tasting as Vegemite. Good stuff, that irony.

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… Not suffer a fire ant to live…

God bless this man and his holy works. May he cast the all with molten lakes of fiery aluminum.

Stay classy, Big O… Nothing like having a great time at a memorial.


Ah, Orygun, the crazy place of my youth. Sometimes, like Obama and his crew, just don’t make the cut and achieve great things. Obama has had more practice at abject failure however, and has reached new heights of loserdom. If it has been that he has fallen so far it is because he has been able to fall from the shoulders of giants. In this case, Orygun has leapt hand in hand with Obama into a kiddy pool filled with turpentine and broken glass.

Ohbamacare. We are so screwed.


Steamed BBQ pork buns… Oh Lord help me, I so love these things.

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