Monday, August 7, 2017

Profanity is Just Another Sign of Devolution.

You've probably noticed that in recent years, the use of profanity in the English language has grown dramatically. At first I thought it was just kids doing it on the interweb. After all, the majority of posts / comments you see on the web (with the possible exception of Facebook) are made by people under the age of 20. Like smoking, it's a way for 12 year olds to show-off for 11 year olds. Now we're seeing it on just about every single TV show and movie too. Lord knows almost all of them seem to be written by children. The stories, hackneyed and all around horrible to begin with, are punctuated by nudity, simulated sex, profanity, mixed race couples, and homosexual characters, not to mention plot holes galore. Now I fully realize that most of these things are there for the sole reason of liberal Hollywood doing their best to offend Christians, but that doesn't account for the horrible stories and plot holes. Stupidity accounts for those. We all know now that human and other animal genes are breaking down and have been doing so for at least the past 35,000 years. The use of profanity is not just an attempt to be cool or to tick-off Christians. It's a sign of an inferior or diseased brain that doesn't have the capabilities to use words that have deeper meaning. The Greeks during Plato's time had a 5-million word vocabulary, something almost no one today has the mental capacities to even aspire to. English, the most sophisticated language in the modern world has only 490,000 words, and very few people know even 10,000 of them. Now we've delved into a world where well-thought-out adjectives and adverbs with good and proper meaning are being replaced by simple-minded profanity that has only a vague meaning at best. There's no greater measure of mankind's intelligence than its collective vocabulary.

Monday, July 31, 2017

B├╝rstenhaus Redecker Long Bath Brush

Suffice to say I really like this back scrubber. The plastic ones never last long, so I've always preferred wood. This one is made of Beachwood, the same kind of wood used for tool handles like shovels and rakes, so it's very sturdy. Some manufacturers will make the handle and brush separate with a slot in the brush head for the handle to slide into. Those are nice too in case you want to take the handle off and just use the brush to . . . heck, I don't know—scrub your chest and stomach area or maybe your feet, but those always break in that slot area eventually. I think a single piece of wood for the whole thing will likely last longer. This scrubber is nearly 20" long and really feels substantial when you hold it. It's not some cheap, flimsy item. I believe you could actually drive a nail with it. The bristles are made of pig fibers—not too hard, not too soft. I paid $22 for mine. I'm sure Amazon stocks it, but please do the world a favor and buy it from someone other than that smut giant if you can. Hipster Market has it for about the same price.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Philips Norelco 2100—Electric Razor of the Gods

I’ve tried a bunch of different electric razors over the years, and not one of them worked worth a darn. I guess I’ve got a weird beard. Yes, that’s what they called me—Mr. Weird Beard. Electric razors just don’t want to shave my beard for some reason. . .until now.

I can’t get over how nice this thing works. Even if I haven’t washed my face first and it’s still oily, this razor will give me a nice shave every time. And it’s cordless, so it’s great on trips. I only have to charge it once per week. You have to change the blades every six months—not bad at all for the close shave you get. It also has a pop-up sideburn trimmer. Highly recommended.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Glen Campbell's Swan Song

Glen Campbell's Alzheimer's has progressed to the point where he can no longer speak intelligible words, nor understand the words of others. This was the last song he ever recorded in 2014. Seems a fitting swan song:

Glen Campbell - I'm Not Gonna Miss You



Lyrics

I'm still here, but yet I'm gone
I don't play guitar or sing my songs
They never defined who I am
The man that loves you 'til the end

You're the last person I will love
You're the last face I will recall
And best of all, I'm not gonna miss you
Not gonna miss you

I'm never gonna hold you like I did
Or say I love you to the kids
You're never gonna see it in my eyes
It's not gonna hurt me when you cry

I'm never gonna know what you go through
All the things I say or do
All the hurt and all the pain
One thing selfishly remains

I'm not gonna miss you
I'm not gonna miss you

Monday, January 23, 2017

WHIPPING FLAT EARTHERS BACK TO THEIR CAVES



Whipping Flat Earthers Back to Their Caves
by C.W. Seper, January 23, 2017

Sick of seeing all these goofy Flat Earth videos and blogs? Here's a little ammunition in the fight against the unbridled stupidity currently sweeping the idiotnet.

1) As you travel in any direction on the planet, the stars behind you start to disappear while new ones come into view in front of you. For instance, you can't see a single star in the Southern Cross constellation from Chicago. Nor can you see Polaris or more than a couple of stars from the Little Dipper or Draco from Buenos Aires. The obvious reason is that the Earth itself (being round) is in the way.

2) If the Earth was flat, you would be able to see cities in Europe or China from the USA with a good telescope on a mountaintop. In fact, the Earth's horizon makes it impossible to see more than 50 to 100 miles away. Not only will you not see the Eiffel Tower from Indianapolis, you won’t even see the mountaintops of West Virginia.

3) Flat Earthers claim there is no video of the entire Earth rotating from space. Actually, it's done all the time. You see live time lapse views from weather satellites on the news every day. There is even at least one satellite that sends a live time lapse feed 24 hours per day from the International Space Station that you can watch online: http://www.n2yo.com/space-station

4) Flat Earthers claim that the real distances to the stars and planets are simply made up and that we're being lied to (apparently by every single astronomer in the world). In fact, we know the distances to stars by using the parallax method of calculation. It is not a theory. It is a calculation. One that any grade school kid can do. The distance to the moon is even easier to calculate by simply bouncing radio signals off it. They travel exactly at the speed of light, 186,200 miles per second. It takes 2.56 seconds for a radio wave to hit the moon and come back. Dividing that in half: 1.28 times 186,200 = 238,336 miles. (Truth be told, it’s not exactly 1.28 seconds. The total distance is closer to 239,000 miles.)

5) They claim you can't circumnavigate the globe by going south because the world stops at Antarctica. Actually, ships, subs, and planes circumnavigate the globe going north to south or vise-versa all the time. There's a no fly zone over Antarctica (simply because a rescue mission would be nearly impossible in most situations if you crashed), so they skirt just around the continent. Whalers have records going back centuries of traveling past Antarctica from South America (for instance) and back up past New Zealand and China through the Artic Sea and back down past Greenland to the Atlantic. Further, you can fly a tour around Antarctica any summer on Antarctica Airlines out of Australia. Sorry kids. No end of the world wall. Have none of these flat Earthers ever sailed the seven seas in the Navy?

6) Virgin Galactic will be taking customers into space probably by the end of next year. They already have 700 people signed up to go. If you have enough money, you can take your own video of the spinning globe from space before long.

7) 207 people from 11 countries have not only been to outer space but have performed space walks. Is it rational to think that all the astronauts from all these countries have lied to everyone on Earth since the late 60’s? If so, perhaps flat Earthers should ask Belgium, Denmark, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Sweden, and Brazil why they bothered putting billions of dollars into the International Space Station if none of them have really even been to space to begin with.

8) Flat Earthers claim that the Earth doesn’t really spin. In fact, both wind and ocean currents move clockwise in the northern hemisphere and anticlockwise in the southern precisely because of the Earth’s constant rotation.

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