Nov
07
2019
1

NaNoWriMo, 11/07/2019: 2135/14516.

Yeah. Today was the day that I had to write some of the sexin’. And wasn’t that indirectly entertaining, too. Snippet’s here, but before you click; ain’t none of the sexin’ is in there. Not out of prudery, but on account that I can’t imagine that it won’t mortify everybody who reads it.

Nov
06
2019
0

‘Wild Mountain Thyme.’

Not quite the right matchup, but that’s OK.

Wild Mountain Thyme, Joan Baez

Oct
27
2019
2

Adventure Seed: Operation FRIDAY CURIOSITY.

This thought seems familiar, somehow. Kind of Laundry RPG-ish, although a quick scan of the books didn’t bring anything up. Ach, well.

Operation FRIDAY CURIOSITY

Background: From 2013 to 2019 the human sacrifice death cult known mundanely as ‘Islamic State’/’Daesh’ (hereafter referred to as ‘IS’) operated as a proto-nation state in Syrian and Iraqi territory.  IS attempted to mix its alarmingly brutal ritualistic practices with the maintenance and creation of a functional civic infrastructure, and achieved some success before the cult was eventually forced out of its physical territory.  Preliminary checks by untainted Abrahamic theurgists have not uncovered conclusive proof of actual contractual diabolism, but ritual purification of important IS sites is ongoing.

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Oct
17
2019
2

The ‘Silver & Me: Finding a Pro-Athlete Who is Pro-Hong Kong’ Kickstarter.

I will forgive JR Ralls for the Michael Moore reference. No, seriously, this is a real concession on my part. Greater good, and all that.

Assuming Silver & Me: Finding a Pro-Athlete Who is Pro-Hong Kong doesn’t get shut down by Kickstarter for ‘reasons,’ it’ll be interesting to see how this goes. And to see who gets offended by this. Particularly who gets offended by this.

Oct
11
2019
1

Book of the Week: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

This is coming early because it’s gonna be a hectic weekend. Anyway: I’m reading CS Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe to my eldest kid* — and man, but did I forget the resonances in this one! You can tell that it was written by somebody whose country had just gone through a desperate fight for life against a ruthless enemy with secret police and a taste for murder. Now I’m kind of curious as to how the rest of them read. Guess I’ll find out!

Moe Lane

*Who is engrossed, although he’ll be damned if he’ll admit to it.

Oct
01
2019
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This “Mickey Dee’s French Fries cures baldness” story has to be total BS.

Absolute B.S. You get stories like this all the time. They never pan out.

:pause:

Annnnnywayy

A new study reveals a chemical found in McDonald’s French fries may be the cure for baldness.

Scientists from Japan said the chemical is added to the fries in order to keep the cooking oil from frothing up.

When they tested that chemical on mice, scientists said, the mice regrew hair.

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Sep
24
2019
1

Tweet of the Day, This Admittedly Intrigues Me edition.

Although I’m suddenly not feeling at all well, so it might be that.

Aug
29
2019
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Tweet of the Day, Alex Trebek’s Back To Work edition.

That’s good. Heck, it’s almost miraculous. Stage IV pancreatic cancer isn’t something you shrug off, particularly when you’re 79 years old. But he looks and sounds in pretty good shape:

Via the Daily News, via Ed Driscoll.

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