Tweet of the Day, I’m Pretty OK With This, Actually edition.

Better to have a Gundam and not need it, than need one and not have it.

ARRRRRRRR.

It be International Talk Like A Pirate Day, me hearties! Me gamin’ mates and me, we reveled in the holli-day wi’ a special session where we played the Pirates Who Didn’t Do Anything. There were fights, and captains tossed in the brink, and sirens, and many, many cabbages consigned to a cruel fate, by the powers! And did we die?

YES*!

Arrrrrr.

Moe Lane

*At least I did. I got traded a golden cursed idol in exchange for my pants; and I promptly named him Claude and got a stick to put him on so he could see. We were last seen walking into the water to give Claude back to the Sea Queen, but that was OK because I was really a Sidhe all along.

…So that all looks a little weirder when I write it out like that.

Life on Venus? Ehhh….

My skepticism is because of the highlighted sentence below.

Traces of a rare molecule known as phosphine have been found in the hellish, heavily acidic atmosphere of Venus, astronomers announced Monday — providing a tantalizing clue about the possibility of life. Phosphine molecules found on Earth are primarily a result of human industry or the actions of microbes that thrive in oxygen-free environments.

…if there’s a place in the solar system where planetary conditions are going to resemble the more dangerous insides of a Terran industrial facility, it’d be Venus. Damnable solar wind: why couldn’t Venus have been swapped out with Mars? We’d probably have colonies there by now if it had been.

Tweet of the Day, How To Critically Fail Your Engineering (Security Systems) Roll edition.

Via @Chaosium_Inc. Wait for it…

TENET is doing well, apparently.

Well… TENET is doing well for the situation. My part of the country continues to have no movie theaters operating, and I can’t drive down to NoVa to see a film. At least, not while the school year is going on, since I’m locked into place here over that, too.

If I seem… irritable, from time to time, it’s because this entire situation exasperates me. Not least because apparently I’m supposed to be on the ragged edge of madness, which is not happening, and won’t be happening any time soon. But it’s easier to be publicly on the edge of a dramatic, nervous breakdown than to be publicly getting tired of all of this [expletive deleted]…

Sorry, folks: wasn’t feeling it today.

This week is just going to be bad for getting anything except the most necessary work done. Hopefully it’ll stabilize, once the county gets used to high intensity remote learning. But in the meantime I keep having to half-guess what work my kids still need to do, and it’s annoying as all get-out.

Moe Lane

PS: Oh, yeah, I have rants. But I’m retired from all that.