I've spent the past two days stewing over a certain court decision and not able to get much done. I did do some research into getting back on social media, but not FB. For some reason, in the verification process or whatever, I got locked out and no matter what I tried, I couldn't get … Continue reading Coming back online in time for the (saner) world’s ending, I suppose…
Imagery, propaganda, & political gain at our expense, or, Beau hits it out of the park again…
I've been trying to play catchup with the news (was trying to look more into pandemic related stuff for obvious reasons) and have started delving into the state of the world. Afghanistan, of course, is the big one. So many little things were popping up I wasn't sure what to think or what was going … Continue reading Imagery, propaganda, & political gain at our expense, or, Beau hits it out of the park again…
Q#160: Which is a better squirrel & critter deterrent: sound, light, or water?
I'd been thinking about this a while, after finding one of my corn stalks knocked over the other day. I'm annoyed as all hell and while I'd like to expand on getting lots of corn in the coming years (I'm dreaming of some of the varieties I'm planting), it's not gonna do a lick of … Continue reading Q#160: Which is a better squirrel & critter deterrent: sound, light, or water?
Absurd Q #150: What % of Christians will vote for Trump because they believe he’s the Antichrist & will ensure Jesus’ return?
DISCLAIMER: It has been forever since I've read Revelations all the way through (trying to get through Proverbs still... again) and some of what I'm remembering may well have to do more with cherry-picked stuff from the pulpit, or Milton, or Dante. I don't know. I'm trying to go with what little I remember. I … Continue reading Absurd Q #150: What % of Christians will vote for Trump because they believe he’s the Antichrist & will ensure Jesus’ return?
A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trumps testing of America, by Philip Rucker & Carol Leonnig
My Copy: 9781984877499 (image from bn.com) This one was a tough read. Not that it was overly complicated or anything, but it was like reading Fear all over again, but with a broader view. Sifting through the catastrophuck that is the Trump Administration a second time around (and I haven't even gotten to Rage yet)... … Continue reading A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trumps testing of America, by Philip Rucker & Carol Leonnig
I’m more in fear for my country now than I EVER was during 9/11.
Strange how I just realized the date's tomorrow. 19 years ago. I remember telling some folks back when Dump was running for office that I'm far more afraid of my neighbors than any foreign terrorist. That goes double these days. Not my immediate neighbors, perhaps, but the area in general. I live deep in Dump … Continue reading I’m more in fear for my country now than I EVER was during 9/11.
Akira (volume 6), by Katsuhiro Otomo
My Copy: 9781935429081 (image from bn.com) We've come to the final volume of Akira, and oh, what battles have been fought for the world and Tokyo by the last page. This was worth the wait. Akira (volume 6) is all about the battles taking place in Neo-Tokyo, from the iconic Olympic stadium where the demonstration … Continue reading Akira (volume 6), by Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira (volume 5), by Katsuhiro Otomo
My Copy: 9781935429074 (image from bn.com) Oh boy, it's all gearing up to a big 'ol fight...and the myriad of new characters is just making it crazier. Akira (volume 5) reunites us with some earlier characters that will play a larger part in the end game, such as Joker (former head of one of the … Continue reading Akira (volume 5), by Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira (volume 1), by Katsuhiro Otomo
My Copy: 9781935429005 (Image from bn.com) It's rather tricky coming to a graphic novel after you've already seen the film version dozens of times, but I'm intrigued by this series and FINALLY have the whole thing. The books are hefty and pricey (hell, there's 2,000+ pages over 6 volumes), but after saving and using my … Continue reading Akira (volume 1), by Katsuhiro Otomo
#051–Pandora’s Box is Open: Do our leaders really think they can de-nuclearize North Korea?
This question has been bothering me for a long time. Seriously, North Korea has to be the creepiest freaking place on the planet at the moment. I'd rather time-travel to a combat zone in WW2 for a month than be in today's North Korea for a day. Safe to say, this nation and it's place … Continue reading #051–Pandora’s Box is Open: Do our leaders really think they can de-nuclearize North Korea?