2022 February

Tuesday, February 1, 2021

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[Spuddle] The word of the day is ‘spuddle’ from the 17th century. It means to work ineffectively; to be extremely busy while achieving absolutely nothing.
An example:
I was working in a submarine shipyard when two guys got fired for not doing any work. They got caught carrying around a length of pipe all through the shipyard visiting their friends and just walking around carrying it.  They say they did it for two years. There were 17,000 employees so it was pretty easy to get lost. I used to nap on the big cooling pipes of the reactor (before it was activated). That was a prime destination in the cold northern winter.

[Flat Earth Proof] 70% of the earth is water and virtually none of it is carbonated. So the earth, in fact, is flat!
[Sacrifice To The Gods] The tribes of the ancient Aztecs sacrificed their leaders to the gods in case of famine or pandemic. The Aztec’s may have been on to something. I’m not hinting at anything, just a beautiful custom.
[Summary Execution] The recent rash of police being shot or killed is totally unacceptable and the Cretans shooting cops need to be treated with deliberate elimination. In Milwaukee a cop shooter was out on bond. The slim ball who “allegedly” shot 3 cops in Texas was apprehended after a standoff. Why was he apprehended and not just shot on the spot? Are the police becoming WOKE? I remember several years ago a cop was killed in Polk County, Fl. The perpetrator was chased into the Green Swamp where he was finally shot and killed. A reporter interviewing the local Sheriff asked him why the perpetrator was shot 62 times, and the Sheriff’s comment, which is classic even today was, “We ran out of bullets.” A fitting result for all slimeball cop shooter. There should be no rights for scumbags who shoot police.

[Teen Patriot] 14-year-old girl creates patriotic military and first responder mural. Video
[No Appreciation] Boy this new generation is definitely “throw away”. They’ll eat 1/2 a plate of good pasta or steak, then decide to throw out the rest. They know nothing of our forefathers eating lard sandwich’s. My parents and grandparents are rolling in their graves. God forbid we have another depression, these kids will be lost.


It’s pretty bad when you watch a Jeopardy rerun, and you miss the questions a second time!

[Snipped End] A nine year old boy accidentally chopped off the end of his penis in Libreville, Gabon. He was crushing vegetables in a large pestle and mortar between his legs. Doctors managed to sew the end back on and he made a full recovery. He was released from hospital 25 days after the surgery and returned one year later for a check up. The boy was in no pain and the urethra healed fully, with the wound appearing ‘aesthetically acceptable’, doctors said.


[Book Signing] I was hoping you might help me promote this book appearance next Sunday.

[Netflix vs Prime] I like Netflix because it’s easy to fast forward and you can mark that you’ve watched, but Prime has the most old movies and action thrillers. Netflix doesn’t have any film noir or old westerns just politically correct, mixed-couple series that are so predictable that they must be created by artificial intelligence.


Aqua exercise in the time of Covid.

[Selfie] You ever drag yourself to the gym, get there, get involved, then see some dim wit young kids taking turns either looking at themselves in the mirror, or magically have a cellphone affixed to their ear?
This is while one is occupying a weight machine of course.

This is a Beechcraft-Jeep or put another way it’s the fuselage of a 1940s Beechcraft 18 aircraft fitted to a 1970s Jeep chassis with a V8 engine
[Healthy] “… because without a healthy earth, there isn’t a healthy anything.”

An introduction to the James Webb Space Telescope mission. Video
The AARP calendar for February is here. Full Menu > Ongoing Events


[“The ragman 1952”] “Oh, the ragman draws circles up and down the block”
Bob Dylan – Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again

[Looney Ladies Issue] Friday, January “29”, 2022? It was the 28th! What is going on with the CT? Seems like it is being run by lefty looney ladies rather than logical people with points to make. This issue really sucked. (Editor: The wrong date is my fault, but the shitty content is yours. That’s what you sent in for that day. Send in better content. I yearn for it.)

R.I.P. WKRPs Johnny Fever (Howard Hesseman). Mr. Hesseman played a fallen radio star who landed in the Midwest on the popular sitcom, which captured the misadventures of a struggling station. Link
[“No successful person leaves their cart in the middle of the parking lot.”] I’m successful and leave my cart in the lot out of anyone’s way because the cart guy is going to be right there to collect it. Job security. Don’t sweat the small stuff and stop generalizing, you’ll rupture something.
[Camels on the Horizon] The founder of Dubai, Sheik Rashid, was asked about the future of his country, and he replied, “My grandfather rode a camel, my father rode a camel, I ride a Mercedes, my son rides a Land Rover, and my grandson is going to ride a Land Rover, but my great-grandson is going to have to ride a camel again.
“Why is that, he was asked?
“Hard times create strong men, strong men create easy times. Easy times create weak men, weak men create difficult times and let woman rule. Many will not understand it, but you have to raise warriors, not parasites.”
Add to that the historical reality that all great empires, the Persians, the Trojans, the Egyptians, the Greeks, the Romans, and the British, all rose and perished within 240 years.
They were not conquered by external enemies; they rotted from within.
America has now passed that 240 year mark, and the rot is starting to be visible and is accelerating.
We are past the Mercedes and Land Rover Years, the camels are on the horizon.
The greatest generation consisted of 18 year old kids storming the beaches at Normandy. And now, two generations later, some 18-year-old kids want to hide in safe rooms when they hear words that hurt their feelings. They also want free stuff because they think they are entitled to it.
The camels are on the horizon for sure.