May 24, 2013
Ginger Rogers has a reputation as being one of the big name actresses from the 30's and 40's, but I've never been very impressed. Most (if not all) of her best movies were famous because she was dancing with Fred Astaire.
But Fred Astaire could dance with a hatrack and make it look good. I know this because he did. He had all the talent. As long as she didn't stumble and fall, the dance was going to look good.
May 23, 2013
Today's installment is all about violence, below the fold.
UPDATE: Robert linked this, and had kind words. My thanks.
Unfortunately, his post directly links one of my SWF files, and mee.nu won't permit that.more...
May 22, 2013
Below the fold.more...
This is a horrible thing. Obviously it was intended to be horrible. (UPDATE: Two black guys in the UK captured a British soldier and beheaded him in public, then waited around for the police to show up, exchanged fire with them, and both were hit. Of course, they were yelling "Allahu Akbar". No word on whether either of them died.)
When I was reading it, there were two sentences that stood out for me and hit me in the head:
1: "They took 20 minutes to arrive, the police – the armed response."
2: "There were people passing by who were screaming and running away."
This was in the UK somewhere. What struck me when I read those things was, Here in Cowboy USA that's not what would have happened. At least some people who observed the situation would have gotten involved. If there had been someone with a concealed-carry they'd have stopped it.
And a 20-minute police response time to something like this is totally scandalous. If you disarm your citizenry, you should protect them better than that.
This is the result of draconian gun control. The bad guys have guns, the civilians are helpless, and when seconds count the police are about half an hour away.
Tell me again why, exactly, the British approach to this is better than ours?
No kidding! I wonder how they figured that out?
May 21, 2013
That thing where some site in China tries to access all kinds of paths looking for somewhere to log in? Starting a few days ago that went into high gear on my home server, and now it's happening several times per day.
Strangely, sometimes it's been the same IP giving it several tries. You'd think that if it fails once they'd mark me off and give up, wouldn't you?
Another new version of Chooser, but with only four new entries (for the moment). You can see them below the fold.more...
May 20, 2013
I just went out for a walk and spotted this in a street gutter, right in front of the school next door:
May 19, 2013
So it turns out that a "whale squid" is genetically identical to a "Hideauze", and Ledo's war has come to the Earth. Maybe.
What in hell is a combat mech doing with genetic analysis equipment, anyway? And the comfortable feeling I had with this series just got tossed in a basket. Maybe it'll be back, maybe not.
May 17, 2013
Mostly plot exposition this time. And as with the other episodes, I have no urge to rewatch it. (On the other hand, I've rewatched Gargantia about five times. Is it Monday yet?)
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