Proving The Hypothesis

Saturday, 29 Falltring 2014

One of the true icons of the gamer world, Felicia Day, recently wrote about how her usual feelings of unexpected solidarity when seeing fellow gamers on the street have changed since Gamer Gate has taken place. And expressed some concerns for her personal safety, and her concern that even mentioning those concerns would lead to some unwanted attention towards her.

Having just watched an amazingly geeky video by her about Virgin Galactic, and remembering some of her previous work, I have an intense desire to have this individual continue to produce infotainally enlightening material according to the manner in which she can support herself comfortably. It is disappointing to me to see that things seem to be going exactly as she feared. In particular, the vitriol from the gamers commenting on these posts is incredible – almost a caricature of the gamer persona that is the problem in the first place.

It is my sincere wish that the gamer community would take a chill pill and stop threatening to assassinate people because they think that some video games might be just a tad misogynistic and they dare to speak such thoughts aloud.

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I’ve Started A New Hastag In The Twitterverse

Saturday, 15 Wintring 2014

In honor of the awesome new ad from Republicants featuring stock photos of non-Republicants to show that they are people too, I have started a hashtag (#Republicants) on the twitter. I am somewhat surprised that this hashtag hasn’t already been out there – but it should have come up when I tried to put it in, correct?

Anyways,… there are lots and lots of things to point out that Republicants can’t seem to be able to do. More and more every day, as a matter of fact. I’m thinking that the #Republicants tag might be around for a while…

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It Was Twelve Years Ago Today…

Tuesday, 10 Wintring 2014

…that I started blogging over at blogspot. It’s been a long weird wonderful ride, and, yes, kids – the secret is still to keep banging those rocks together.

In the meantime, in twelve years’ time:

Republicants are still blithering idiots who lie about everything.

I bought a house for my Sig-O and I to enjoy in our dotage, and then watched things fall apart*. The same house has recently gone through considerable trauma after experiencing other** issues over the last couple of years.

I was happily and gainfully employed in my chosen profession at the start of this adventure, and have also watched almost any hope of rejoining the workforce fade away – even though I have many major corporations on my resume, extensive experience at every level of an IT department, and a proven record of positive results for the companies I have been working for. I am also going to be fifty-four in November, recently went through a quadruple coronary bypass, have significant health issues, and now have enhanced the difficulty I have had dealing with the long term mental health issues I have been living with since childhood, due to the long term underemployment situation I have been dealing with for the past six years (with a brief eighteen month foray into the working world that both caused and resolved the heart problems that led to the bypass). So I am thinking that gainful employment is not something I should be considering as a viable life path for the rest of my life.

I was also happily and finally in love with the person I thought I would happily be spending the rest of my life with. And then I got to watch that fall apart. Without even having much of any sort of an idea why I have been thrown on the trash heap in the first place.

Plus also too I have recently been having other issues of a personal nature that I am not even prepared to discuss other than to say that I have been been having other issues of a personal nature. So it goes…

Anyways,… so it’s been twelve years. Maybe I’ve gotten as many visits (total) as most of the blogs in the links zone get for an individual post. There have been quite a few other attempts to get some bloggy goodness out there that have fallen by the wayside. And there are a couple more that I would like to not fail and possibly even thrive in the days to come. Only time will tell…

* – link goes to the Wayback Machine’s entry for our blog in October 2004, about six months after I moved to our previous ISP host and off of blogspot. Scroll down to the entry for October 7…

** – link goes to the Wayback Machine’s entry for our blog in July 2012. Scroll down to the post, Disaster Averted

I Am Now Part Of The Twitterverse

Friday, 6 Wintring 2014

I finally had to break the silence and start utilizing one of the cooler toys on the internets. What finally got me motivated enough to do this?

@midnight, that’s what. They have a nightly competition called HashtagWars where they give you a topic and ask you for your responses.

You can check out the things that I say in the twitterverse here. And eventually I will be addressing the controversy that has been brewing on @midnight for a while now – the unfair besmirching of the good (cough) name of Johnny Lemonhead by comparing him to Brent Morin. I personally can’t see the resemblance:

The REAL Johnny Lemonhead

Not Johnny Lemonhead

But I don’t know why Chris Hardwick hasn’t mentioned my good friend Max Cannon or his site, Red Meat. A quick trip there would resolve this conundrum for once and all…

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There Goes That Frelling Irony Alert Siren Again

Fryday, 30 Falltring 2014

A Note To Republicants With Their Knickers In a Twist Over the Tempest In A Teacup*

Here’s a quick trip down memory lane in pictures for those traitorous unpatriotic Republicants whinging about the current president of the united states of america being insufficiently respectful while engaging in a tradition that goes all the way back to the nineteen eighties** when pResident Alzheimer’s Ray-Gun*** couldn’t remember what he was supposed to do when reviewing the troops:

look at the respect in Bush's eyes as he salutes the troops

Bush salutes the troops while trying to focus on walking and carrying a small dog at the same time

Bush salutes the troops with a dog in his hands

Bush salutes the troops with a dog in his hands

Bush salutes a reporter who dared to ask him about his corrupt criminal past

Bush salutes the nation with a smarmy look on his face

Bush salutes the nation with a smarmy look on his face again

Ray Gun salutes with the wrong hand

Isn’t it incredible that there is an amazing amount of disrespectful commentary about the slightest misstep of the scary non-white socialist commie pinko fag junkie currently resident in the white house, and twenty plus years about the liberal dope smoking hippie who got a blowjob from someone who was not his wife, but no mention of the illegally installed drunken cokeheaded deserter (during wartime), his corrupt father who illegally kept his ass out of prison while running the CIA, or the pill popping wannabe soldier who didn’t even know he was being re-electorated because the Alzheimer’s was kicking in? Almost like there’s a double standard, and Republicant high crimes, felonies, and misdemeanors go unnoticed – while any Democratic politician who is less than perfect in the performance of their electorated duties deserves to be run out of town on a rail. Funny how that works…

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* – all praise and lots of thanks for yet another fantastic piece of bloggy goodness from Roy Edroso over at alicublog

** – before you were born. Remember, kids?

***Funny Farm Fast Fact: Your Humble Narrator actually met Saint Ronnie in the cadaver flesh as he was heading up to his orifices in the Nakatomi Fox Plaza one day in mid early fall in 1997.

Quick Note To The Kroll Construction Company

Thursday, 14 Falltring 2014

When potential customers call the Kroll Construction Company the day after Labor Day for a (cough) free (cough) (cough) estimate on their emergency situation, it’s probably not a good idea to have the receptionist at the Kroll Construction Company try and lie to their faces about everybody being in a meeting and tell them that someone will get right back to them once the meeting is over, and then take a frelling week to get back to said potential customer.

It’s even worse when, after the Kroll Construction Company finally gets back to that potential customer and leaves a message on their voice mail to call the Kroll Construction Company back so that an appointment to look things over and provide that estimate can be arranged, said potential customer does try and call the Kroll Construction Company back only to get a hostile, unprofessional, and incompetent receptionist who puts you on hold for ten minutes, then basically calls you a liar for informing her that you are returning a call from the company, and then refuses to deal with you in a professional manner.

I would strongly recommend that no one should expect to be treated like a human being from this corporate welfare queen. If you ever face the prospect of having to deal with the Kroll Construction Company I strongly suggest you search for an alternative in the construction business that has better business ethics and a more professional and courteous staff than this one.

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The Treefall And The Damage Done

Humpday, 6 Falltring 2014

All of the results aren’t in yet, but hopefully* the tree will be removed and a tarp put over the farking big hole in my roof before the rain starts (it looks like it aill be starting any time now). They were remarking how calm I was yesterday and how well I was taking the whole situation – and now I’m wondering if they decided I needed to be stressed a bit more about things and thought they could help ratchet it up a bit if they took my money and then didn’t show up to do the job.

Anyways,… here’s a few of the pics I have taken of the scene so far:

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Happy Labor Day!

* – we are currently into the day late and dollar short part of the programme whereby the company that took my deposit for the work to be done yesterday is now two hours late from their supposed start time today.

Last minute update 10 AM – just called the tree removal company – they told me that they couldn’t get a crew in for the holiday so they’ve scheduled their people to come in tomorrow morning first thing. And for now they are getting somebody to come over with a tarp and throw it over everything for tonight. Rain rain go away and come again some other day…

Timber!

Tuesday, 5 Falltring 2014

Just after midnight this morning a horking big tree fell on my house. The roof over the kitchen is mashed down from the impact, and the drywall in the kitchen is getting wet, and pieces of it are falling down.

More details to come…