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Update 2:  My apologies.  Links that should have been there were not there.  I could have sworn I added them but must not have.  So sorry.

Update:  Texas lawmaker in trouble for berating witness who has been here since 1988 for testifying in spanish as opposed to speaking in english.

Good for him.  He’ll be crucified for it but good for him.


First things first… Guy S. contributed a machete pic for Aggie’s approval.  I like it because it says in an understated way that “There’s killin’ to be done but there’s no need to make it a drab affair.”  I’m talking removal of rattlers and vermin, of course, as well as the brush and foliage around the homestead.  Nothin’ says “I care” quite like a Smurf Machete.

More coming in this very post soon… work in progress.  I will say that the backhoe with a Pretty Pony tail thing is on hold.  Good tail is hard to find.


This is flat-out the ballsiest person on the planet, the craziest biatch, or the stupidest.  My personal jury is still out on this one.  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2004042/Naked-female-scientist-tries-tame-beluga-whales-arctic.html    Swimming in the suit God gave you and just jumping in -2C water for 10 minutes.   Seek and ye shall find a woman in incredibly harsh conditions  – scary.

I’m off for tonight – the meds wombigate my typing ablity.


Here’s a tool.  A hooter’s lady who says:

Meyer says she also has a “geeky” side and is an avid Star Wars fan who would love to work for NASA as an astronaut. She also volunteers with the Red Cross and the Women’s Shelter and Help Center.

Most astronaut  candidates have gone a significantly  different route to become on, generally eschewing the rout that makes market flesh out of you.

Not everyone who wants to be an astronaut gets to become one.


Then  you have cats who were Roman Commanders… and I strangely just want to run away very quickly.

Note:  Apologies… that link wasn’t there.  Now it is.  I could have sworn I cut/pasted it in before updating.

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One burglar killed the other in critical as homeowner protects his home.  Guess it’s not a good idea to steal guns from a gun-loving family.


I have a dilemma.

Should I get Duke Nukem Forever for $55 or the Duke Nukem Forever: Balls of Steel Edition for $99?     I mean you get a giant bust of Duke,  playing cards, dice, postcards, a collector’s item artbook, casino chips, and oh yes, the game, too.  Look it up on Amazon.  You’ll see.


Look carefully at this picture and see if you notice anything unusual about it.  You may have to click to embiggenify it.

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Men really are pigs.

This came from somewhere.  Not me.  But I just love the progression.

It illustrates the lesson I hope to instill in my daughter before she finds out the hard way.


And some men are more pig than others.

You won’t see me use this word in the main post very often, but…

If Obama thinks he fucking fools anyone with what he thinks is subtle manipulation via innocent-sounding broly anecdotes, then he’s not smart like a lot of people keep saying, he’s a fucking idiot.  And awful damned insulting to anyone who actually respects Ron Reagan.  Go bite yourself, Obama.

And then somebody — I don’t remember who it was — turned and said, ‘You know what? What about Gibbs’ tie? What about Gibbs’ tie? That might look good.’ And, frankly, Robert didn’t want to give it up because he thought he looked really good in the tie. But eventually he was willing to take one for the gipper, and so he took off his tie, and I put it on. And that’s the tie that I wore at the national convention.  - Obama, once again showing just how slow he thinks everyone else is compared to him.

Real smooth there, sport.  Give it up already.  The only people who think you might possibly be on par with Reagan are mutants, farm animals, and people who have poor enough convictions about anything that they can easily swing back and forth from election to election – but I guess those are the ones you’re hoping to snow, aren’t you?

But a majority of us, on either side of the fence, see you for the scheming schmuck you are.

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Steampunk Sarah Palin.

I did all right with that concept until they mentioned pages and pages of pin-ups of Sarah Palin, at which point I got queasy and had to run for the Pepto-Bismol ™.

I like Sarah Palin, but I don’t want her for POTUS, and my brain-jury is still out to lunch on whether I like the idea of her in Steampunk.

h/t to The Dude for pointing this one out.

… by the way, eggnog and Red Bull mixed together tastes like ass.  Two things I love, blending together to make something that I had to strain to finish.  (I’m NOT wasting Red Bull, dammit)

No, I did not successfully quit R/B yet.



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A New Plug.

Update:  I’ve recently argued that if women ruled the world there would be a lot less high-risk stuff done (Panama Canal, Boulder Dam, rail guns, etc.) but I have to say there’d also be a lot less stuff like these… jet powered… well, everything. Totally ridonkulous, IMHO, because they didn’t include a tiny go-kart version of a jetboat.


Another plug for Stephan Pastis – may people give his books as gifts this Christmas until supplies just plain run out.  There’s this endearing quality to his work.  There’s less meanness in it even though Rat is evil and the crocs want to eat everyone – especially “Zeeba” (they can’t pronounce “Zebra”).

Cruel Wife says I am Rat because of my sarcasm.  And I did a Goat once where I raved about cordless shades like the ones shown.  What can I say?  I’m complicated.


Why do so many First Ladies feel the need to horn in on the President’s job?  Cruel Wife feels no need to jump in where I work.  Nor would anyone give her the time of day because they hired me, not her.  As it should be.  Her company isn’t interested in me, either.

Military leaders … tell us that when more than one in four young people are unqualified for military service because of their weight,” the first lady says in the prepared remarks, “childhood obesity isn’t just a public health threat, it’s not just an economic threat, it’s a national security threat as well.   – Michell Obama, telling us how it is

Can you gimme hallellujah?

But when our kids spend so much of their time each day in school, and when many children get up to half their daily calories from school meals, it’s clear that we as a nation have a responsibility to meet as well. We can’t just leave it up to the parents.  – Michelle Obama, taking our responsibility upon herself, unasked for

Actually you should leave it up to the parents – that’s why parents are supposed to be involved in local schools.  We don’t need you, Michelle, just butt out.


Supposedly Global Warming leads to colder winters.  With that statement in mind, read the following from the Christian Science Monitor:

Last winter, the US reported snow coverage in nearly all 50 states in December. That anomaly led to unusual January freezes in the South and several “Snowmageddon” events in the mid-Atlantic, all of which Accuweather meteoreologist Joe Bastardi likened to “the great winters of the ’60s and ’70s.”

Mr. Bastardi predicted earlier this fall that the East Coast will “be granted a reprieve” from the kind of major storms that buffeted the region last winter. In fact, he noted that a fast start to winter in the East could lead to a major thaw in January.

Meteorologists have also predicted greater-than-normal swings between the season’s coldest and hottest days, creating what Mr. Bastardi dubbed “The Wintry Battle Zone.”

But the pre-Christmas “snow blitz” in the upper Midwest, added to the near-zero wind chills in the South, continue to confound atmospheric scientists like Mr. Martin, who is not keen to make a call on how the Winter of 2011 will pan out.

“Given our level of ignorance about what’s going on, we don’t want to compound that with a level of arrogance by saying we know what’s going to happen in a month,” he says.

If we don’t want a certain level of arrogance associated with claiming that we know what will happen in a month, how are we able to predict dire circumstances as a result of AGW?

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Stormy stuff.

Took Cruel Wife 3 hours to drive home tonight.  I went to get the kids (took today off because I had more than enough hours worked last week) and it was cold and icy.  Really cold.  Really icy.

So anyway, it sucked.  I won’t go into all the reasons why.  Just take my word for it, it did.

Global warming is making Michigan a really damned cold place.  Make sense of that, willya?

Pearls Before Swine is a favorite comic of mine.  Pig and Rat just make me happy.  I’m putting this strip in to make a plug for Pastis.  May his readership swell.

Pig is my Hero.

Heroes should not be necessarily brave, or strong, or demi-god-like.  Heroes should have one requirement and that is that they must be steadfast.  Pig is steadfast and loyal to a fault – flying in the face of the Nobel committee.  Good for him.


The Daily News…

Angry that his teenage daughter was dating an older man, a German dad went to the 57-year-old’s home and castrated him with a bread knife, police said.

Helmut Seifert, originally from Russia, recently pled guilty to attacking Phillip Genscher, according to London’s Telegraph.

Good for you, man!  I… uh… I mean… that’s horrible!   He castrated the poor… no, I meant what I said, good on you, Helmut.

I saw it as my duty as a father. – Helmut Seifert

How can we contribute to his defense fund?


Punish the leaker, not the papers…?  WTF?

Punish the leakers, spare the press: WikiLeaks ushers in scary new age of journalism

There is a huge difference between freedom of the press and breaking the law.  I don’t know how journalism was able to get away with granting itself protection from the law but it’s not right.  You can’t claim that just because the other guy broke into an ATM and threw money in the street that you aren’t breaking the law when you pocket that money.

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You know you’re old when you finally – after hours of searching – find the old CBS station bumper music and it takes you back to the early/mid 70′s.  And you think of Bill Bixby in The Incredible Hulk (Friday nights) and how James Garner in The Rockford Files (Saturday nights, I think) was pretty darned entertaining and all that…

To a kid that sound was kind of mournful/spooky.


Cruel Wife passed on this link.  It’s what I need.  Like burning.

In order to convince you to run over there and buy a dozen of them, here is the appetizer.


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Logo Conundrum

Try as I might, I cannot find the new democratic party logo of a blue circle with a blue “D” in it.

If someone has a link to it, where I might verify it and whether or not it is a trademarkable symbol, please give me a head’s-up.

In the meantime while looking for it I found this pic, which I thought was kind of funny.



Any circle around that “D” is part of the biohazard symbol in the first place.  Kudos to Steamboat McGoo for his brilliant idea and Mitchell for his suggestions.

It’s going to take a short while (up to 24 hours but it didn’t take that long last time) but you can look for it here if you are interested.


I was just reminded of this by Mitchell’s posting about washer and dryers

Important consumer tip If you are going to use your clothes dryer to fluff up a shirt that has wrinkles before you go to work, make sure that you take the fish oil capsule that you were going to take out of your shirt pocket before doing so.  Your laundry will all smell like dried rotten fish for weeks if you don’t do that.

Just sayin’.

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Cruel Wife has been encouraging… no, strongly suggesting… no… nagging me to invest time in an online comic strip she loves.

Now don’t get me wrong – it’s steampunk, it’s awesomely drawn, it’s got action and engineering-like stuff in it, and all the chicks have these enormous hooters funbags jugs breasts – what’s not to love, right?  Seriously, these gals make Butterball turkeys hang their heads in shame.

I’ve resisted because frankly, those people who are addicted to it are really addicted to it.  It’s sad.

And now I am, too. Girl Genius.  It’s been out there since 2003.  I met the author/artist at the World Steampunk Expo a few months back.  Interesting trio involved in the strip.

The biggest problem is that you spend so much time reading it, especially at first, that you burn up hours very quickly.  That was my original argument.  I was correct.  I read until 2am last night.  I’m only now into 2005 with five more years to catch up on, with three installments posted per week.  It’s a huge amount of work and they’ve only covered 1/3 of the full story as they have planned out so far.  And it is a very fun ride.


Speaking of addiction…  In order to make this chicken dish tonight I had to have some beer.  I’ve made no secret that I had to give up alcohol because I just loved beer too much.  So there I am in the corner store tonight buying a bottle of beer to cook with.

It is a measure of the power of the addiction when you are more self-conscious about the Red Bull that you are purchasing than the beer you came to buy in the first place. I also chugged the Red Bull in about 30 seconds, burped, and put the can down on the table in front of Cruel Wife and said “I have a problem.”

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Damn You, BP.

Damn you, BP for your destruction of the environment all the way up to Michigan.  We need you to cover the lost wages and livilihoods up here – you have touched so many.   DO you know how awful that critter is going to taste when it gets bigger – all loaded up with petro-tar and chemicals?   Will we even be able to recognize the internal organs?  So start by sending me monies which I  will distribute to other hard-hit otherwise tax paying citizens.

Passed on by curtalfriar at FountainAbbey…

DAMN you, BP!  The Humane Society is probably looking at an epidemical influx of petro-pups right now.  Damn damn damn.

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I did say I would throw a pic your way that showed the results of GirlHead’s weedwhack job on FrankenBoy’s hair.

Actually this is the result of trying to fix what she did to his hair.

Her hairstyling is now a running joke here – a joke that she is enjoying playing along with even though she knows she ought not do it again.

Our net has been really flaky otherwise you would have gotten this a day ago.

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No idea.

If you held a gun to my head I could not tell you where this came from.

I just can’t think of anything to add to this to change the funny quotient (F-Q, to you, McGoo).

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Steampunk Under Your Skin.

Inscrutable Half-Breed sent this link to me… steampunk tats.

I’m putting just one of the pictures below to tempt you to go to the link above and enjoy.  LOTS of cool ink there.  The one on the right… wow.


The PatriotPost sent this out.  Too good not to share.  Complain how you wish about ITAR, but it serves a very real purposeStart combining the removal of ITAR [h/t to cmblake6] with turning NASA into our ‘muslim outreach’ and you’ve got a really nasty thing on your hands.

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