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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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?

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

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Updates…

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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