Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Back in '08

I didn't have a single conservative friend who would admit that Jim David Adkisson was a conservative, so I'm not all that surprised to see Muslims struggling with how to deal with their terror problem.

It's funny because...

... Possums and cats are both evil-tempered demonic beasts.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

It has finally happened

I no longer have any idea what today's campus liberals are talking about.

And that is a bit disconcerting to me, because I am a liberal. Or thought I was.
"It's really difficult to distinguish between cultural appreciation and cultural appropriation," he said, speaking on behalf of the four. "Because yoga is considered in the Hindu equivalent of the Bible ... we decided that it was inherently a Hindu ritual practice.
"And so because of that, taking it away from its spiritual significance – taking the 'yoganess' out of yoga – is problematic and it does render it culturally appropriative because it becomes colonial and secularized."
Let me just state for the record that I am certainly against cultural genocide. I'm also opposed to Yoga, because it is unreasonably difficult. But I don't know how much yoganess there was in the yoga I tried. I might have had too much yoganess, or possibly too little.  

And "culturally appropriative" is something of a puzzler. No one has ever tried to appropriate my culture, what with me being from Florida and all. I'm going to have to have someone clarify this for me. I betcha ten bucks that the explanation will involve "hierarchy" and "otherness."

The Who?


Monday, November 16, 2015

Friday, November 06, 2015

Floridian History

In 1989, the state of Florida found itself in crisis, with an untold number of casualties overwhelming the state’s medical resources. The injuries to the populace were caused by a confluence of two factors: The release of the song Thieves by the industrial-techno band Ministry, and Chaon’s ability to wreak unholy havoc in a mosh pit. The situation forced Governor Bob Martinez to choose between outlawing the song, and banishing Chaon from the state. Since making the song illegal would have raised problematic First Amendment issues, Martinez ordered Chaon’s ouster. The Tampa police department, working together with the Hillsborough chapter of the Kōga ninja clan, launched a surprise assault on Chaon. After an eight-hour battle, Chaon was subdued, bound in chains, and put on the next flight to Asia.

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Where do you rate Cryotherapy on the Woo scale?
Woo woo
Woo like chiropractic
Woo like homeopathy
Woo Nelly!
Lake Woo-begone
I've Got Woo Babe
"Woo had me at hello"
Poll Maker

Friday, October 30, 2015

In the news

That guy that stabbed four people to death on the MRT is still going to get the death penalty (death sentences upheld by high court, article in Chinese).

From Wikipedia, here is how capital punishment goes down in Taiwan:

Executions are carried out by shooting using a handgun aimed at the heart from the back, or aimed at the brain stem under the ear if the prisoner consents to organ donation. .... Executions are performed in secret: nobody is informed beforehand, including the condemned. The execution chamber is located in the prison complex. The condemned is brought to the chamber by car and pays respect to the statue of Ksitigarbha located outside the chamber before entering. Before the execution, the prisoner is brought to a special court next to the execution chamber to have his or her identity confirmed and any last words recorded. The prisoner is then brought to the execution chamber and served a last meal (which includes a bottle of kaoliang). The condemned prisoner is then injected with strong anaesthetic to render him or her completely senseless, laid flat on the ground, face down, and shot. The executioner then burns votive bank notes for the deceased before carrying away the corpse. It is customary for the condemned to place a NT$500 or 1000 banknote in their leg irons as a tip for the executioners (emphasis mine).

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Difficult Decisions

Don't know if I should buy this product, or just get a bunch of homeopathic tonics instead.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Your Password

needs to be minimum of 8 characters, including at least one upper case letter, one number, one special character chosen from ! # $ ^ * only, one Chinese character used more than six times in the I-Ching, two Sumerian hieroglyphs, and seven emoticons.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Now Honey, just hold on a second here.

Let me get this straight: You expect me to remember to bring an umbrella to work, and then on the same day remember to bring that umbrella home, *even though it's not raining*?

What do I look like, a HAL 9000? The human brain is simply not capable of performing that kind of mental feat.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Real or Satire, Part 2

Eric Chu (朱立倫) said in a speech:

“If the KMT suffers a humiliating defeat, Taiwan will be dominated by a single party, the DPP. Without checks and balances at all levels of government and parliament, there can be no democracy. Will there be checks and balances or democracy in Taiwan if we allow a political party to control Taiwan’s politics across the board, which tends to engage in confrontation/street protests, and to block legislative proceedings by occupying the Legislative Yuan Speaker’s podium? Will Taiwan become a nation ruled by one party? Will teachers teach their students a one-party ideology? Think about it. This is why we worry about the future of Taiwan’s democracy.”
Eric Chu is a member of the Kuomintang.

Xi Jinping's Captivated Audience


Real or Satire?

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe wins China’s Confucius Peace Prize

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Future plans

Step 1: Move to Texas
Step 2: Engage in humorous but wildly illegal shenanigans
Step 3: Call the Law Hawk