Friday, November 1, 2019

Math is hard

I haven't had a weekday off in a while. So as a treat to myself, I went by Dunkin Donuts to pick up a half dozen donuts for the weekend.

No, I wasn't going to eat them all by myself in one sitting. sheesh

Anyway, I pull up to the window and there's a large, sort of doughy and effeminate young man in a bandana at the register, totally flustered. He waves his arms around for a minute and then asks me to repeat my order. I do and he smiles thankfully to me. The price is $6.09

I hand him a $20 bill and one dime. He turns back to the register and types away.

Then he hands me the dime back. And I'm thinking he's just grace-ing me the nine cents, which is a bit ridiculous (I worked fast food for a while and a penny or two is one thing, anything over that and you're asking for trouble), but I took it and wondered where this was going.

Next come the donuts. And then the kicker.

He gives me $14.02 in change.


I triple counted the bills because I was half expecting to find out he gave me a five instead of a ten, but he didn't and I just drove home, amazed at the whole experience.

How can you f*ck up a transaction like that? I get that he was having a flustery day though I wasn't sure why since there was no line at the drive through, but maybe it was his first day or something. I'm not unsympathetic. But the register gives you the correct change when you ring in what the customer gave you.

Is this where our educational system is taking us? Who's going to build rockets and solve science mysteries and create medicines when we're churning out young folks who can't make change. Being a superstar with your smart phone doesn't actually make you smart, you know?


Sunday, September 22, 2019

Celebrity blind of the day

"It didn't take [long for] the alliterate former actress turned escort to find a new 'boyfriend.' As I have told you for the past year, the men have been much older than herself because the men her age are going way younger."

The clue here is "alliterate former actress turned escort" as that is CDAN's shorthand for Lindsay Lohan, who for the past couple of years has been sorta pimping herself out to various sheiks and sultans and such in the middle east who want an American movie star on their arms regardless of how far her star has fallen.

Supposedly Linds might turn up on that Masked Singer show this season, so that might end up being interesting. Especially if she were to win. She actually had some singing talent back in the day and frankly, she had potential as an actress too. Kinda sad how she went off the rails.

Be funny if this blind is revealed to be someone else.

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Need a definition for hypocrisy?

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All 17 Democrat contenders for President descended on Iowa this weekend and at one point had a Steak Fry where they grilled 10,500 steaks and hamburgers for attendees.

Got that?!

The same party that is shaming you for eating meat, is threatening to levy a tax on beef to get you to stop eating it because, supposedly, even though they can't prove it, beef consumption is killing the planet. Spent the day dumping heaven only knows how much CO2 into the atmosphere whilst grilling planet killing beef.

If they're so concerned about the planet, why weren't they handing out tofu patties, or soy mush or some sort of protein gruel for their oh so righteous voters to consume so that they could show us troglodyte conservatives how to live properly.

As I said in the previous post, it's almost as if they don't actually believe their own bullsh*t!

Also, don't forget, they all flew private jets out to Iowa and are all staying in luxury hotels that aren't carbon neutral. So they've f*cked the planet even more according to their own rules.

Just a public service announcement for ya.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Let's talk about this "existential threat" for a moment

Yesterday was, of course, yet another climate strike by school children in effort to save the planet. Ever notice how they never do these strikes on a Wednesday? So they have to come back to school the next day and deal with the feedback from their noble efforts? Yeah, funny how they always make their sacrifice into a holiday weekend isn't it?

Anyway, here's my thing on this -- everyone is using the word existential about man-caused or anthropogenic climate change, though they drop the man-caused part because it is easier to bludgeon opponents into silence by claiming they are climate deniers as though people like myself deny climate exists or something. Orwell would be proud of this torturing of language. But I'm not sure existential is the right word to use. I suppose they mean it as relating to existence, but I'm still not sure if that's the right word. But my vocabulary isn't that overwhelming, so I could be wrong here.

But what we're hearing, from everyone on the left and all these poor children who've been terrorized by the liberal school system is that we have 10 to 15 years until the planet is dead. You've heard it -- we're one generation away from the Earth being unable to sustain life. Some of those kids were testifying in front of Congress (don't get me started on that) and saying we had mere months before the damage to the Earth was unrepairable. And so on.

Okay, let's start from that assumption. We would need to be on the brink of an apocalyptic level of destruction seen only in disaster movies. And with that coming in mere months or years, we should easily be able to point to a multitude of indicators that something is happening adversely to our planet.

So . . . point to something. Anything. I'll wait.

Yeah. Exactly. They can't. No one pushing this supposed threat can. They mouth scary scenarios and fancy words, but can't do anything but flap their gums.

We've heard the nonsense about the planet being on fire. What rubbish. Climate scientologists tried to point to the fires in the Amazon as proof, but that quickly got squashed as the news that those fires were mostly set by farmers prepping the land for the upcoming planting season.

We hear all the time about global temps rising. But how much are they actually rising? Let's look at some data:

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This graph shows global temperature trends from the 1850's through 2019. The grey lines with the wild divergences are the 12 month averages. They look crazy. And that shows what happens when you take only a small subset of data into account. Look at the dark blue line made from averaging temps over a ten year period. It's barely a ripple. And that's the point -- it's easy to jump to hysterical conclusions over short term trends. Also shown is that despite steadily climbing planetary CO2 levels, the global temps have barely risen. In fact, we've seen a slight cooling trend recently and with a Grand Solar Minimum starting, we may see even more cooling in the coming years or decades.

So as we've seen over and over again, from actual data, not hysterics on Twitter, CO2 is not acting as a greenhouse gas (as many reputable scientists have tried to point out and been shouted down by actors, musicians, tv pundits and other faux scientists) and warming the planet. We are just now coming out of a 25 year period that climate hysterics have referred to as The Pause because temps were flat-lined. The last couple of years have seen fluctuations of a fraction of a degree Celsius and actually within the margin of error. So no one can say with certainty that the planet is warming alarmingly.

We've heard for years that Arctic ice was melting at a dangerous rate. In 2007, Al Gore famously predicted there would be no polar ice in ten years. Well, here we are 12 years later and polar ice is still there, just ask those idiots who had to be rescued from their climate apocalypse excursion this week. In fact, we had record ice growth just two years ago and arctic ice is doing what it has always done for as long as we've been able to watch it -- it grows in winter and melts in summer. F*cking duh!

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Moral coward Pete Buttigieg said in a recent Presidential Debate that there would be entire countries wiped off the map in a few short years because of rising sea levels. Really Pete? Okay, name one. *crickets chirping* Planetary sea levels have been rising that the same rate for 160 years -- 1.7mm per year. The rate of change for sea level rise is zero (for you math majors out there), that means the rate is not changing or accelerating, despite hysterical claims that it is. NOAA, NASA and other organizations that no one in their right mind would consider conservative leaning or Trump supporting verify this data. The former bartender with the bad boob job representing NY14 recently said we were on the verge of watching Miami disappear into the ocean because of climate change. Yeah, if you consider 896 years a "verge" then I guess we're on it. How serious are rising ocean levels? Well former President Obama just paid $15million for a waterfront mansion in Martha's Vineyard, so he doesn't seem too worried. Neither is Al Gore who also owns ocean front property. If they're so convinced we're facing an extinction level of global flooding, wouldn't they be buying homes in Montana or something. It's almost like they don't believe the bullsh*t they're dishing out to the rest of us.

But think about it, if catastrophic sea level rise is right on us, shouldn't we be seeing reports from somewhere that seas are encroaching on coastline cities? This isn't the frog in the pan of water here, with the temp slowly increased until it boils (and has anyone ever tested that old meme?), according to climate hysterics the water's already boiling and the frog is just hanging out doing the backstroke while he cooks. That's what the left and the children they've terrorized are claiming.

Bottom line, as I've posted time and again on this blog -- there are no increases in the number or severity of hurricanes, tornadoes or other extreme weather events. No increase in droughts or flooding. We are not setting record highs or lows at an unprecedented rate. The planet is doing what it has always done -- change, fluctuate, evolve . . . a living ecosystem that has thrived for millennia, and there is absolutely no evidence anything we are doing is adversely changing that. No matter how loud the socialist left yells.

And though there is no evidence that current CO2 levels are harming the environment, there is data showing benefit of more food for plant life on Earth:

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NASA satellite imagery is showing a distinct greening of the planet as plants, that feed on CO2, are flourishing everywhere, rebuilding forests and increasing vegetation worldwide. Current planetary CO2 levels are no where near historic highs that occurred during the age of prehistoric era, and I am certainly not advocating pumping metric tons of CO2 into the atmosphere willy nilly, but seeing as how the US has already reduced it's carbon emissions and the rest of the world that signed onto that stupid Climate Treaty are violating it like crazy, perhaps Presidential candidates and students and climate hysterics might want to look at those who aren't acting as responsible stewards of the planet.

The long and short of it is that there really isn't some looming disaster here. And it's a shame that intelligent people are so invested in a political agenda that they are pushing this scam. There are no food shortages, there is no water shortage, lifespans have increased, we have access to living conditions beyond the wildest dreams of those living just a century ago. Sure, there are sh*tholes in the world. And each one of them run by totalitarian governments that starve their populations while hoarding resources for the leaders and elites of those countries.

And not surprisingly, that's what those calling for these draconian changes want in this country. AOC's own chief of staff stated that their Green New Deal was never about climate change but rather a way to implement the socialist economy they envisioned for the country. Ever since the first nonsense about anthropogenic climate change came out, opponents have tried to warn that it was more about wealth redistribution than anything else. Wealth redistribution and total control over our lives. Listen to the Democratic candidates as they tell you they're going to tell you what to eat, take away your car, take away your heating and a/c, tell you where to live and so on. It's not about saving the planet from some imagined impending disaster, it's all about totalitarian control.

And I pity the fools that are falling for this.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Rule 5 Sunday -- Double Trouble

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I haven't done one of these in a while so . . .

With print magazines on the decline and online 'zines and other content becoming overwhelming, what's a former Playboy, Penthouse, Hustler or other adult magazine/website model to do for income in the industry?

Well, there's always fetish modeling. And if you're moderately athletic and have a sense of fun about you, there are content providers like Double Trouble. A California based video company that produces fantasy type female wrestling matches. DT has a bevy of models that appear in their content, from veterans like Tanya Danielle to newcomers like Prinzess and even former hard-core porn stars like Misty Stone.

Whatever floats your boat, eh? Anyway, here's a few of their girls. Enjoy.

*click on the thumbnails for full-sized images*

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

When Alyssa met Ted

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So after a little Twitter back and forth where actress Alyssa Milano mentioned that she wanted to call congressman Ted Cruz out on his bullsh*t over the 2nd Amendment, the two got a chance to meet and Cruz live-streamed the meeting.

To give you a sense of exactly how serious Milano was about this meeting and how interested she was in an honest dialogue between opposing viewpoints on the myriad factors surrounding firearm violence and the complexities of dealing with the situation, here's an excerpt from Milano herself:
"Your stance has made you almost like this caricature of a villain, and that's why this meeting was so important for me, because I wanted to look at you in the eye and know that you're really a human with a heartbeat."
FFS! As they say on Twitter.

Milano's only purpose here was to attack Cruz with prepared insults that she could cap and post on her Twitter feed and also hopefully goad him into making some indefensible point about 2nd Amendment rights that she could also weaponize to attack law abiding citizens. Let's see . . . C grade actress versus Harvard debate champion? Yeah, that's not gonna go her way. Know what I mean?

But some interesting stuff did come out from this little get together. Milano tweeted the usual lies about 90% of Americans supporting stricter gun laws and the like. And she also proudly mentioned the fact that she has two firearms in her home for self protection.

Why is that important?

Milano has frequently mentioned via Twitter and other platforms her unwavering support for those with mental health issues, because she herself has mental health issues. She also has a long record on social media of behaving erratically and hysterically.

So, erratic public behavior? Check. Mental illness? Check. Multiple firearms in her possession and in the proximity to small children? Check. Milano is big time in favor of Red Flag Laws. Sounds to me like she should be the first person in line to be disarmed. Right? Think she'll have endless rationales for why a law she wants to apply to honest tax paying citizens shouldn't apply to her?

No doubt.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Celebrity blind item revealed of the day

original posting: August 17, 2019

This former A list mostly television actress from multiple hit shows hooked up with a counselor the last time she was in rehab so he would turn the other way when she had drugs brought in.

Heather Locklear

If you're like me, and you haven't been paying particular attention, apparently former 80's hot TV girl Heather Locklear has been a bit of a train wreck for the last 10+ years. In and out of rehab -- some sources are putting the number at close to 25 times, for everything from alcohol to pills to mental health, some of her friends say she doesn't particularly want to be held accountable for much of anything in life.

Just last year, she was arrested for physically attacking a police officer and an EMT for responding to a disturbance call and possible overdose. She spent some time once again in rehab for that too.

Some have suggested that her lack of a current job in television or movies is contributing to her problems, but kind of hard to expect anyone to give a job to someone who's seems like a bomb just waiting to go off.

Seems a shame. Her star looked pretty bright there for a while. Kudos to Richie Sambora for trying to be a steadying influence on Heather even though they divorced years ago.

Here's a few pics of Heather from her heyday:

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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Fun with Photoshop -- Brooke Burke topless

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Photographer Brian Bowen Smith recently published some topless pics of model/actress/dancer/general celeb type Brooke Burke that he created for Chanel, I suppose as part of an ad campaign or some such.

And he certainly had some fun with filters and effects and such. Generally, my default position is that when you can't see a model or actress' face along with their bodies, I immediately suspect some shenanigans. But she does appear full face in at least one of the images. So I guess they're legit and the photog was just trying some artistic flair. No complaints from me, I myself, enjoy playing with filters and overlays and such to create interesting photos:

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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Taylor Swift -- a daughter's love?

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A couple of days ago, Taylor Swift reposted a Facebook post from her father Scott to her Tumblr account. I'll get to her Tumblr account in a moment. But Scott Swift's post was a humorous accounting of how he was outwitting his daughter and whoever else he's competing with over fitness steps accumulated. Dad Swift wrapped whatever device he's counting his steps with in a towel and threw it in the dryer. So he wracked up a couple of thousand steps while watching golf with his feet up.

Taylor's response was an innocent daughter's goof on her father about how diabolical he was and so on. Just some fun back and forth between a parent and his child.

Except the problem is Taylor reposted her dad's post to Tumblr as I said. If you don't know what Tumblr is, don't worry, it's a dying out platform that was once worth millions. Now it's home to lesbians and radical feminists and radical feminist lesbians whose profiles usually begin with a laundry list of their psychological abnormalities followed by some radfem manifesto about toxic masculinity, how heterosexual intercourse is always rape and so on.

It's a nuthouse for damaged women working on their cat lady kits.

Well that crew immediately went to papa Swift's Facebook page and were horrified to find out that Taylor's father was conservative Republican. Outrage ensued. And Scott Swift was forced to close his Facebook account to save himself from the relentless online abuse of a bunch of deranged crabby lesbians and feminists.

Oddly silent in all of this is Taylor herself. There's been nothing online about this from her since this broke. Far as I can tell, she's left her old man twisting in the wind. A sacrifice to the woke digital terrorists that make up part of Swifty's fan base.

Where are her calls for unity? Where's all her shake it off posturing now? Where are the pleas from a loving child to protect the parent that brought her into this world and nurtured her until she was able to go out and become a multi-millionaire celebrity/musician?

Taylor Swift is as calculating as Don Corleone. She stayed out of politics, kept her personal life personal and focused on making music and performing and became a superstar. Then came 2016 and THE ELECTION OF OUR LIVES and while media and female celebs screeched on and on about voting their vaginas and not being gender traitors, Taylor kept her mouth shut. Well, that just won't do in this day and age.

So two years of pressure and Taylor caved. She began spouting approved political bromides from the DNC and George Soros. She backed a losing candidate in a Senate race. She's all about open borders and government paid abortion and LGBTQlmnopetc rights and so now. That last bit is pivotal, I think.

Folks have been talking quietly about Taylor being a lesbian for a while now. Her very close relationship with Karlie Kloss and a few other leggy blonde clones have had celeb bloggers and blinds bloggers hinting at her Sapphic preferences. Her current relationship with Joe Alwyn has repeatedly been called out as him being her beard so that she doesn't have to come out fully to her fans and the world.

Which would explain why she still has a Tumblr account. And probably why she may apologize to her dad in private, but she won't do it publicly. Should there ever be any reasonable corroboration of her sexuality made public and she's on the sidelines not cheering on the gay rights agenda, they'll be virtually burning her at the stake, and doing everything they can to ruin her career. Why do you think Cory Booker and his campaign were paying Rosario Dawson to pretend to be romantically involved with him? He can't be running for President as a closeted homosexual, especially with Mayor Pete in the field. He'd be eaten live by mob.

So yeah, that sweet innocent teenager with the curly hair and the guitar, singing her own country songs onstage:

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Yeah, she's long gone. Replaced by a hardened businesswoman. Any sacrifice to get to the top I guess. Maybe she's more of a role model than I thought. Just not in the way I had hoped. From one dad to another -- sorry you have to go through this Scott.

Movie Review -- Hotel Artemis

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Let me preface this review with a short discussion. Why do they make movies? To entertain, of course and to make money, obviously but movie making is mostly about telling stories. Excepting flicks that are derived from books or comics, or retellings of actual events or documentaries, movies give a writer a chance to tell a story he/she came up with. And there are basics to story-telling.

Characters are defined, events occur, one or many of the characters travel an arc of some kind -- evolving or devolving to a point different from when the story starts. That's kind of Storytelling 101.

So anyways . . .

It's Los Angeles in 2028. The city is in turmoil over water shortages as the multi-national corporation ClearWater (in one of many too on-the-nose identities in the film) has restricted access to clean water for the general populace. A private contractor Pro Shield has been given authority to put down protests with deadly force if necessary. Against this backdrop we are introduced to two of the movie's characters and why they are headed to the Hotel Artemis.

The Artemis is technically the penthouse floor of an abandoned 12 story building in a run down area of L.A. Styled lush and baroque and old, it's had some upgrades layed over it that provide security and medical tech to turn it into a secure four room hospital for criminals. The set design is pretty well done, though everything is a bit dark and occasionally hard to see. But that's a fairly minor annoyance.

Also giving me pause is the "tech" at the Artemis. As I said, the year is 2028, and I'll go out on a limb here and say that I doubt we'll have nanites doing massive cellular repair, 3D printed organs, and medbots that can clean and dress wounds or remove shrapel/bullets on their own, in just 10 years. I'm not really complaining here, the writers had to pick a date in the near future and they needed the right tech for things to work, so it's a minimal bit of artistic license. Just pointing it out to give you a sense of what's on screen.

Running the "hotel" is Nurse played by Jodie Foster. I'm not sure how old Foster's character is supposed to be here, I'm guessing somewhere between 60 and 70 years old. Probably older as she's sporting old lady white hair and a lot of wrinkles and age spots added to the 56 year old actress by the makeup department. Foster's gone full method in this role, adopting a bizarre shuffling walk reminiscent of a geisha and a clipped staccato line delivery that I suspect is suppose to sound northern big city-ish. Whatever it is, it's beyond annoying. I'm not exaggerating when I say I had to watch this film over six times with the volume cranked way up to get all her dialogue and there's still some stuff I can't make out.

Her orderly, Everest, is played by Dave Bautista (see what I meant about "on-the-nose"). Bautista is riffing on what is becoming a common character for him -- the mildly dense hulking guy. I don't say that as a knock on Bautista. He's got that part down pat, seems comfortable in it and I enjoy watching him play that sort of character.

The two criminals we met in the beginning are Lev, the troublesome younger brother of Sherman (played by Sterling K. Brown), who we learn has spent his whole life pulling Lev out of one self-made bad situation after another. The rooms in the Artemis are all named after various cities around the world and the room names serve as codenames for the patients to insure confidentiality. Thus Lev becomes Honolulu and Sherman becomes Waikiki. The other patients are a coke-snorting douchebag arms dealer Acapulco, played by Charlie Day and a French assassin Nice played by Sofia Boutella. Again, see what I mean by a little too on-the-nose?

So the characters are in place. And . . . what? Stuff happens. People die. There are some interactions between the characters. We learn Nice and Waikiki already know each other and may have had some sort of romantical thing between them that didn't work out. We get to see Boutella doing another of what are becoming her signature fight sequences (aside: how is she not in one of these MARVEL movies? SJW's keep shrieking for a female led spy series, my god, here's your lead. Why can't someone give this woman her own kick-ass movie?! My suggestion -- put her and Hannah John-Kamen in the same flick and watch everyone's sultry meters explode! just sayin'), but all in all, what was the focus of the movie? Was there one? Is there one particular thing we're supposed to take away from watching this movie?

The Artemis is a hospital for criminals. They have something approximating morals -- no pedos, no serial killers, no terrorists . . . but bank robbers, assassins, drug lords and their underlings . . . totally cool. Seems a bit arbitrary to me. We learn that Nurse's teenaged son died of what she believed to be an overdose and that turned her into an alcoholic who lost her medical license. But she was picked up by the drug lord who runs L.A., the Wolf King, who created the Artemis and put Nurse in charge of it.

Are we supposed to care about any of these people? I mean, I liked Boutella's character simply because I like her. Same with Brown, he was much better here than that execrable Predator movie. Point is, I was only rooting in any way for either of them because of the "actors" not the characters they portrayed.

Despite why the Nurse was at the Artemis, she's spent 22+ years healing drug dealers, thieves and murderers. I'm not really moved by what happened with her. Waikiki is a robber who we're pretty sure has killed his fair share of people. Nice is an assassin working world wide. Everest is practically the only "pure" character in the movie.

The movie is like a random snapshot someone took and handed to you. You look at it . . . yeah, it's nice, and . . .?

I'm not hating on this movie, it's just something that struck me after I watched it. I just didn't get the point of it. You should watch it for yourself and see. The cinematography is very good, as is the set design. The performances, with the exception of Foster's annoying method dialogue, are excellent as well. There's some good bits of dialogue, two of which are spoken by Bautista -- one where, when referencing his position as a "health care professional" in a threat to someone, he remarks that he'll "Hunt them down and unheal the sh*t out of them." I got a chuckle out of that.

Like I said, watch it yourself, feel free to come back and let me know how far off base I am here. Wouldn't be the first time . . . heh

Surprisingly, it's fairly difficult to find sexy images of Sofia Boutella online. I'm not sure what's wrong with photographers or magazines these days, I'd be working with her every chance I got. Anywho, here's a few that I found, enjoy:

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