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I'm an artist, an educator,,and I write. I also will gamble on just about anything. And I like beer...but I love my wife. This blog is observations from a funny old man who gets pissed off every once in a while.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

TUESDAY 11/6/12

Some election day laughs if you have a couple of minutes.
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I'm sorry they cancelled the NYC Marathon. I had already laid money on the early favorite, Michael Phelps.
(several people I told that to didn't get it)

I like a woman who watches you get ready for bed and thinks, "What kind of noises would I like him to make tonight?"

You want to know what true love looks like?

Conversation I over-heard at a bar between two girls:
"My vagina is starting to look like a vagina again. No thanks to my terrible doctor."

All night they whisper things into my ear..horrible things.

Do you think this is fake?

I just hope the Supreme Court doesn't have to step in again...

If there's a zombpocalypse, I am going to the hospital to find a guy in a coma and lock myself in his room. You know, the guy in a coma who always survives.

Cleaning is just putting stuff in less obvious places.

God made every person different...he got tired by the time he got to China.

Yeah, we're all the same...

No one looks back on their life and remembers the nights they got plenty of sleep.

From "50 Shades of Gray"...

This is the way I looked when my buddy told me he was reading "50 Shades of Gray"....

Printer ink is more expensive than human blood.

This is just wrong, ya'll...

A couple of creepy-ass children's costumes...

Why do you suppose we stopped saying "doth"?

Huge controversy over these things. I'm not up to speed. Anybody got any good articles to help me understand?

I think that he's a really nice guy that just got in over his head....
Re-electing Obama is like backing the Titanic up and hitting the iceberg a second time.
Electing Romney is like hitting a different iceberg.

(those last two words were unnecessary)

[ in the words everyone should know department ]
ULTRACREPIDARIAN: (n.) Somebody who gives opinions on subjects they know nothing about.

Everything is made in China, except babies. They are made in VaChina.

You don't have Apergers's. You're just an asshole.

I sneak lunch meat to my neighbor's dog. The one they are so proud to tell people is a "vegan" animal.

Guys, if she doesn't put out by the 4th date, she's just here for the free food.

Atheism is to religion like bald is to hair color.

Am I the only one whose nipples get hard when they watch scary movies?

I'm not superstitious.
I'm just kind of moderatestitious.

The part about soccer I hate the most...

Slender babies aren't very cute.

That's the thing about pain...it demands to be felt...

Have you ever shit in somebody's mouth while they were sleeping?

MANDATE: When Obama and Biden go out to dinner.

Sign: First sympathies for hurricane victims...
 This is sign for abortion...

My daughter once wanted to be Cinderella for Halloween. I'm going to make her stay home and clean while the rest of us go out and party.

WARNING: If a drunken stunt involves fires...watch out...

My wife could win American Idol if they just let her bring her shower on stage.

Defective brain, my ass....

I needed CD's for my books on tape, so I walked in Best Buy and asked an employee, "If I were blank CD's, where would I be?"
He answered, "Probably somewhere in 2003."

Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth.

I still spit off high places.

Stupidity knows no skin color...

We are losing a whole generation of young people. That, almost for sure, will come back and bite us in the ass.

It's sad how food nowadays needs "Made with actual ingredients" as a selling point.

How did they take this photo?

This actually looks like it might work on particulate airborne contaminants....

At some point you just have to call a duck a duck...

Whatever doesn't kill me....had better start running.

Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to introduce our next president and the one after he finishes his second term...

There is still hope for humanity, my friends...

How come we've never seen a midget clothing store?

Think of the very first woman to have twins.
How fucking confused do you think they were?

I think we are addicted to electing idiots...

I've always wanted someone to tell me, "Nobody understands me." Then I could say, "What do you mean?"

Obama's post-election speech?

The feds call him a keenly trained airport contraband detection dog.
The dog calls himself a wandering around looking to find stuff in exchange for treats dog.

I've laid bets that this man will not win the election....

Want to play the rape game?
No? That's the spirit.

Modern Escher...

This kid is going to go far...
This kid is not going to go far...

Here's the solution to that puzzle I posed...


Jambe said...

That Curiosity photo is a composite of 55 images; the stitching has been done in such a way as to hide the camera's arm. Here is an explanatory image showing both the composite in question and one of the 55 base images featuring the camera's arm.

Also, if you look across into the ChemCam, you can see a reflection of the MAHLI camera that took all the photos. ofc the best version of this is the hi-res image straight from NASA.

It's funny to see people speculate that this is a faked photo.

"Everybody knows that when you take a self-portrait your arm or posture shows that you're holding the camera. But Curiosity isn't holding a camera! Therefore, this is actually a fake taken by somebody in the Nevada desert."

The tinfoil must be so copiously and tightly wrapped around the skull that the brains are being squished out the nose.


wrt military drones, the wikipedia article is a great resource and jumping-off point if you want to do more research:


The article on UAVs in general is much more robust as it also covers spy drones, law enforcement drones, recreational and scientific drones, etc:


Ralph Henry said...

Thank you, my friend. But to be clear, I never thought it was fake...I just assumed it mounted a camera off-board, as it were.
Will certainly read articles about drones and let you know what I think. All I know at this point is that there are some very smart people who are very concerned about them.

Jambe said...

Oh, I didn't think you thought it fake; I know you're not a conspiracy nut. I was just musing that earnest conspiracy-types produce some of the best unintentional hilarity.

wrt drones: they're like any other technology; they can be used for good or bad. They can give us benefits similar to those autonomous cars will.

I think the high-level issue is that military drones only further remove decision-makers from violence. They can be made even more desensitized to war, of course, and it's also easier for them to achieve some form of "plausible deniability".

Who ordered them to send the drone strike? Who pushed the button? Are there any records? Will it be possible, in future, for an official or commander to "blame" an AI? And of course it's not just a purely-military issue: police in the USA and elsewhere already use drones to spy on citizens. Big Brother in the sky, as it were.

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