Posts Tagged ‘condoms’

McGoo sent me off to corners of the internet where the inhabitants lie in sluggish eddies. It’s a place where you can encounter the slithy toves, bandersnatch, jujubs, and jabberwocks and still say “I wonder when I’ll run into something odd?”

So those meanderings led to stuff that I scarce could have conceived had I pondered for a thousand years. More even.


Who knew that the Japanese were so ingenious? So, now we have tactile versions, fluorescent versions, chemically enhanced versions, flavored versions, and vibrating versions. Wow, technology has really advanced mankind in leaps and bounds, hasn’t it?

A man can sleep around, no questions asked, but if a woman makes nineteen or twenty mistakes she’s a tramp. – Joan Rivers

But seduction isn’t making someone do what they don’t want to do. Seduction is enticing someone into doing what they secretly want to do already. – Waiter Rant


And why do I add this to the mix? Because the idea of this sort of anatomy on an equine is very very disturbing. I’m not sure this is safe for work or not. (follow the above link for more *ahem* “intimate” pictures. Keep the kids away unless you would like to answer your daughter’s questions like “Why does that horse have boy body part things?”

Whatever they paid in commissioning the artist’s work, they paid too much.


Another strange idea is the one that Obama seems to have regarding the machinations of the real world. Pollyanna-ism reigns in Obama’s world, and unbridled optimism supported by no facts in the real world does not have a place in today’s world.

Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything. Frank Dane

The real distinction is between those who adapt their purposes to reality and those who seek to mold reality in the light of their purposes. – Henry Kissinger


Truly amusing is the DNC’s desire to come to some sort of closure on the Hillary/Obama issue. Sure, they desire that the convention date rolls around with only one candidate, but whether you make the hard choice now or make it later, even if it is clear and legitimate, a number of people are going to be pissed.

In Hollywood a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk. – Rita Rudner

And, I might add, that in politics, loyalties labor under the same weaknesses- LK

An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought. – Simon Cameron


This is somewhat eclipsed by the democrats’ silliness, but it is still unusual enough to warrant comment.

The next quote is essentially what our government tries to do, even though we couch it in terms like aid packages, relief efforts, and disaster assistance. Katrina was the perfect example of all the worst things we would do from start to end: Not listen to warnings, refuse to take steps to save ourselves, bicker about priorities, and buy off the witnesses and complainers.

Purchase not friends by gifts; when thou ceasest to give, such will cease to love. – Thomas Fuller

For all the bitching about FEMA trailers after Katrina, mayhaps this was the correct way to go?


I hate to admit is, but my mind IS blown.



My muse showed up again, that black stallion from hell, so I worked on him a bit last night.  Do a search on “muse” and you’ll find the fell beast himself.

Added to the post “Implosion of Hubris – Revisited” – finally thought of the other social engineering example that I could not remember.

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In the “Ginormous Understatement of the Decade” Award category (Master Class), first place goes to H.R. Clinton for her gaffe referring to her courage under fire, regaling us with the tale of the First-Lady-seeking sniper (and reminding us of how she couldn’t remember a damn thing in Whitewater):


“I did make a mistake in talking about it the last time, and recently,” Clinton told reporters in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. “I made a mistake. I have a different memory. That happens. I’m human. For some people that’s a revelation.” Here is the full article.

I have to argue that Hil needs to find a formulation of Desinex that will allow her to get rid of that nasty case of athlete’s tongue she’s about to come down with. But there is more… Also, if her memories regarding both this and Whitewater are anything to go by, are you sure you want a president afflicted with such a high degree of selective amnesia?

And yes, for some of us, her humanity is not a revelation, it’s still in question and I think it begs a DNA test.

In the “Best Imitation of a Sand-Buried Ostrich Head” Award category (Master Class), first place goes to Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick for his… uh… uhm… geez, just his overall behavior:


The city eventually agreed to pay $8.4 million to the two officers and a third former officer. Some of the charges brought against the mayor accuse him of agreeing to the settlement in an effort to keep the text messages from becoming public. Here is the full article.

Alllllll righty, then! That settlement was made using taxpayer dollars. In a city of what was once 2 million people and last I heard was less than 1 million. Do you think the tax base can afford this guy?


Now kids, there’s a mighty fun website out there and you might want to go browse through it but gosh darn it, I’d have more fun scrolling through it myself in order to present you with preselected nifty-neato tidbits now and then.

This is a Modern Mechanix site dedicated to lots of experiments that you could do at home. This is in the days before bicycle helmets, mandatory seatbelts, and the passing out of condoms in school. Safety was optional! Yes, it was pre-Carter Administration and if you poked your eye out it was your own damn fault.

Here is today’s fun link – fun with Aluminum! Weird Stunts with Aluminum!

(I will post more data on the author of this site as I can because, frankly, he or she deserves a lot of kudos for this site)

Until later –

– LK

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