Friday, July 03, 2015

Cows vs. Aliens

Cows vs. Aliens - what New Mexico is all about.

I-Octane ft Zamunda - Rasta Eva Clean {Dutty Gamez Riddim}

Just LOVE Dancehall! LaToya says there's a Reggae festival in Richmond on the 18th and several locals will be dancing there. Maybe should go down and cheer them on!

Gust Front Time

What I enjoy about Albuquerque weather radar in the summer is watching the various gust front shocks generated by thunderstorm downdrafts rolling across the landscape, bouncing into mountains and each other, and sometimes generating new thunderstorm cells in the process. It's like watching Mother Nature play a video game. Today, these gust fronts are rolling from the east into and across the Rio Grande Valley.

On The 'Best' Page Over at B3ta

Woohoo! Made the 'Best' page of this week's 'Question of the Week' at, a web site for juvenile British humour. I like that QOTW feature.

This week, they encouraged people to tell their Festival experiences. I haven't been to one, at least lately, but told a different story instead:

Went to a sparsely-attended rave in Phoenix

Of the dozen or so people in attendance, there was a courtly-looking fellow, age about 70 - a bit out of place. So, I pointed towards the stage and asked: "What do you think of the music?" (There was some dubstep shite on the turntables) He thought for a second, and diplomatically replied: "It's like Sinatra."

Clara Oatman

The story of the namesake of that very strange Arizona town, Oatman, Arizona:

In 1851, Olive Oatman's family was attacked while traveling near the Gila River in Arizona. Olive was taken by her attackers, and lived for five years with Native Americans before being ransomed by the U.S. government.

Scalia Insult Generator

This is fun:
"One would think that Marc Valdez's logic is a diseased cocktail. No man should see how laws or sausages are made.”

Help Us Destroy Jesus And Start A New Age Of Liberal Darkness

Howling "like sex-starved, atheist wolves". Yes, it's tough out here on the agnostic plateaus. Too many Sunday school classes making Biblical grape clusters from purple marbles and Elmer's glue instead of making Pentagram-themed dream catchers. Time to take the initiative:
CHARLOTTE, NC—With the savage roar of the heathen Democratic horde rising all around him, President Barack Obama delivered an incendiary speech to close his party’s national convention Thursday night, commanding the ultraprogressive minions in attendance to help him “destroy Jesus and usher in a new age of liberal darkness that shall reign o’er the earth for a thousand years.”

The thunderous 45-minute address—during which the president argued for a second term so that he could “finally kill Jesus once and for all, as well as all those who worship him”—was well received by the frenzied, wild-eyed audience, whose piercing chants of “Four more years!” and “Slaughter the believers!” echoed throughout the Time Warner Cable Arena.

Hitler Was A Problem

E.: MMMMMMMMAAAAARRRRRCCCC! Hitler was a very bad man!

M.: Yes, that's right.

E.: He was what they call a pragmatist.

M.: ????

E.: And did you hear about the 6,000 Jews?

M.: Six million Jews.

E.: That's right, six million.

Guy Got Mad At An NBC Station For Its “Gay Colored” Peacock Logo

Stupid is as stupid does.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Company Picnic at The Zoo

Laure Courtellemont Ragga Jam feat Blacka Di Danca - Badman remix by Missy Eliott & Vybz Kartel

Sanders vs. Greenspan

I remember 1980, and the John Anderson presidential campaign bubble. That didn't work out, but it was mostly because a third party (LaFollette, Henry Wallace, George Wallace, Ross Perot, Ralph Nader) has very little chance in the American system.

Bernie Sanders has a better chance, because even though he is nominally a Socialist, he caucuses with, and works within, the Democratic Party. Democrats are tired of being repeatedly sold out by their leaders and so someone barely within the fold is attractive. Plus, it's time.

Donald Trump's Hair Discovered In The Amazon

(Via Badtux) Scary!:
Interestingly, and coincidentally, approaching the Donald Trump Caterpillar (scientific name: Megalopyge opercularis) can be very dangerous, particularly if you come in contact with the business end of its yellow mane.

“If you touch that thing, it would seriously hurt,” Torres, a field biologist, told the UK Daily Mail. “It has these little hairs that can poke into your skin and release a venom.”

On Why The Change Was So Swift

For several days, the fallback defense regarding the Confederate flag at the South Carolina statehouse was that only the people of South Carolina should decide on the question, but the question was hot enough that elected officials quickly snatched that option away. I liked the explanations here:

"As a Charleston resident, I’ve noticed that there seem to be two main catalysts driving the removal of the flag—at least here in South Carolina.

First and foremost, a member of the South Carolina Senate was murdered. Not just any member, but a very highly respected and very well liked member. ....

Secondly, I credit social media. Within a few days, nearly everyone began to associate the Confederate flag with the images of Dylann Roof either waving it or posing with it on his car’s license plate. It created enough pressure to make Nikki Haley and Lindsey Graham both change their minds and call for the flag to come down."

Guillermo’s Message to Donald Trump