Saturday, October 31, 2015


Stolen from here.

Oh yay. Halloween

This used to be my favorite holiday.  I'd get dressed up in whatever I could imagine and go have fun.  One time my friends and I dressed up as the Four Tops and sang "Earth Angel" for our candy.

As I got older I worked in haunted houses and had a great time.  I got so good at scaring people that between my friend and I, we accidentally made a girl pee herself in fear.  That wasn't our goal, but it quickly became our goal after that.

In my twenties, I'd get dressed up and go to whatever parties I could find.

In my thirties, I'd get dressed up and sit outside, handing candy to kids, and typically hot cocoa or cider to the parents.  But the last time I did that was in Wisconsin, where sitting outside and talking to people was enjoyable.

I haven't passed out one single bit of candy here in LA.  The first year we got a couple bags, and not one kid came to the door.  I gave it all away at the office the next day.  Year after that, we didn't even bother turning on our porch light.

It's not that I don't like Halloween anymore, but maybe it's not the same holiday that I remember.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Paul Ryan is the new Speaker

This, after John Boehner made good and sure that the GOP establishment screwed this country over as hard as possible with the budget deal.

If there's an official portrait of House Speakers, the picture of John Boehner needs to be of him on his knees, giving Obama a blowjob while Harry Reid is pissing on his head.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

That whole argument...

Why are women who sleep around sluts and whores, but men who sleep around brag about it?

Well, first you have to ask yourself what the primary motivation for sleeping around is.  And guess what, all you modern "feminists" out there, it's not what you've been peddled in your Gender Studies class.

The trouble isn’t men, of course. Nor is it the culture. The trouble is that these women have been sold a lie. They’ve been told that the profound sexual and behavioural differences between men and women are merely matters of individual preference, which would largely dissolve if we ever managed to shed our noxious cultural baggage.
Nothing could be further from the truth, of course. 

Monday, October 26, 2015

Heinlein on Patriotism

Folks who know me know that Heinlein is one of, if my my most favorite authors.  I knew that he had served in the Navy prior to WWII.  I did not know that he gave a speech to the graduating class of Annapolis.

It's here, if you want to read it.  And you should read it.

Patriotism is as necessary a part of man's evolutionary equipment as are his eyes, as useful to the race as eyes are to the individual. A man who is NOT patriotic is an evolutionary dead end. This is not sentiment but the hardest of logic.

Read it.  It's a short speech as speeches go.  But it's packed full of wisdom, as Heinlein is.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Music for your Sunday

Over an hour of chant, if you're into that sort of thing.  I'll be listening to this while doing my homework today.