Ah, blessed, blessed showering. Never know how much you miss it until you can’t take one anymore.
Says Google Groups:
Hi Charles G Hill,
firstname.lastname@example.org added you to the Sudan Brand 13 group.
Well, if you say so.
Son Russell, 35 on Monday, is planning a visit on Sunday. I really wish he didn’t have to see me like this.
You’re grateful for the soul-sucking routine; but you’re also grateful for the occasional absence of soul-sucking routine.
And, once so far, Cheerios.
Carol Alt dares you to compare:
Come on! I even want to see frightening morning faces! LOL! #showmeyourmorningface#morningface pic.twitter.com/F9KP6satxM
— Carol Alt (@ModelCarolAlt) July 2, 2016
Now that takes guts.
Maybe she’ll brighten up after lunch:
— Carol Alt (@ModelCarolAlt) June 26, 2016
Hey, why not?
So I distrust this, as I distrust all such pronouncements. But for now, the Food Police are boasting of their latest easy bust:
Breaking news: Everything fun causes death.
The FDA, aka, killjoys, has said it is no longer safe to eat raw cookie dough — even if you’re using one of those Pinterest recipes that doesn’t use raw eggs, according to the Indy News. In fact, the administration said in a new consumer update posted Tuesday, it’s not safe to eat raw flour in any form. Not homemade “play dough,” not licking the spoon of brownie batter. Nothing.
The FDA never finds a thing in the world wrong with, for instance, autostart video.
The first thing I noticed was that the food was much better down here in rehab. So I started comparing notes, and eventually arrived at the truth of the matter: the Happy Healers imposed several dietary restrictions on me, so I got gruel, or worse, diet gruel. In rehab, all I face is a 75-gm cap on carbs.
Erin Palette is the founder of Blazing Sword, “a project launched in order to provide firearm familiarization and basic training to anyone in the LGBTQ community who wishes to learn more about gun ownership in the wake of the Orlando tragedy. There are chapters now in nearly every state. And, perhaps inevitably, there are complainers:
What I did not expect — and what I keep getting, and what fucking ASTOUNDS me — is the amount of allegedly friendly fire Blazing Sword has gotten from gun owners. And I don’t mean the typical “How dare you ask us to pay for range fees and a box of ammo” whinge; I mean that there’s a thread over at one of the many JFPO groups (https://www.facebook.com/groups/20551025434/) where several straight people (although not all of them — thank you, Rebecca and Carl) are bitching about how Blazing Sword somehow *discriminates against or hurts heterosexuals.*
This is my mouth hitting the floor.
Really, guys? Really? Because it’s SO difficult for straight people to reach out to other straight people for firearms training? Because gun ownership is a huge stigma within the straight community? Because the very last thing that the gun community needs is diversity across voting demographics?
Let me spell it out for you turds who take offense that your special private club is being invaded (oh, I bet you pitch a shitfit when you hear about women-only classes, don’t you? If you do, then you’re an elitist prick, and if you don’t you’re a fucking hypocrite): If you can’t see the innate moral value in reaching across the political divide to teach ANOTHER HUMAN BEING how to defend themselves when their community is teaching them that’s more virtuous to be a dead sheep than an armed wolf, then how about you ponder the selfish implications of teaching an LGBTQ person how to shoot, and they end up enjoying it, and then maybe, JUST MAYBE. they will end up buying a gun and joining the NRA and start voting pro-Second Amendment?
GEE IT’S ALMOST LIKE BEING A DECENT HUMAN BEING ACTUALLY BENEFITS YOU PERSONALLY IN THIS CASE.
Goddammit. I have no problem with straight people (everyone in my family is straight, and I love them), but the whiny “OMG teh gheys are getting something I don’t” whinge has to stop. It’s not like ammunition is a rare commodity or that the number of lanes at a shooting range is so small that taking an LGBTQ person will somehow prevent you from shooting. This is taking an extra step to welcome other people into our family, and if you don’t want more shooters because they’re the “Wrong Kind” of shooters, then YOU are what’s wrong with the gun community today.
This screed is, of course, almost infinitely extensible to any activity engaged in by Teh Gheys, or by any group one prefers to disfavor.
- I did 15 minutes, not all that fast, but still: 15 minutes on a stationary bicycle. You’d think with this much leg power I’d be able to walk or something.
- Hospital tools for, um, bodily functions are not optimized for one’s street clothes.
Oh, and Dear Google: Delete key. Learn it.
What can I say? I’ve had ’em. In fact, I’ve had ’em just assembling this piece.
And perhaps so have you:
What I ate today:
- 1 banana
- apple slices with almond butter
- 3 carrots w/ tahini (This tahini isn’t raw.)
- salad w/ mixed lettuce, tomatoes, pine nuts, avocado, white balsamic vinegar, olive oil, nutritional yeast
- 1 zucchini
- Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Drink (Acquired taste.)
- 6 Kalamata olives
She said “coffee” twice.
And some folks are perfectly happy with that. It makes me want an Eskimo Pie.
First instance of ransomware showing up on campus. Ugh. Someone clicked on an attachment to an e-mail that was apparently claiming “here’s the invoice you asked for” and boom. I guess I better be extra careful (though I almost never open attachments, and only then if it’s something I KNOW I need and if it’s clearly sent by someone I know). Maybe time to send all the vital stuff I’ve not backed up yet to the campus cloud.
I tend to feel like penal colonies should be re-established for folks who commit cybercrimes (and people who do stuff like install skimmers on credit card readers). No, they wouldn’t have to be hellish pits, just places people could not leave and that would prevent them from having access to whatever technology they used to commit their crimes. Surely there are a few islands full of time-share properties people are looking to unload? There could be periodic air-drops of food and whatnot so the people stay alive, just, they have NO internet or cell phone access whatsoever.
Ransomware seems especially bad; Computer Services indicated this one was 128-bit encryption so hard for a white-hat hacker to fix it and of course it fundamentally “bricks” your computer. And if you pay the ransom, you’re just encouraging the goons to do it again. (And who knows where that money goes; it could even buy blocks of C4 for would-be terrorists, for all we know.)
But … but … they mean well, don’t they?
I think the decision was made when I worked myself into a walker, and then promptly dropped to the floor. (Hey, gravity works.)
Physical therapy, industrial strength. Nobody knows how long it will last.
It is extremely difficult to run this place off a Chromebook; no respectable FTP clients, and Google of course thinks it knows what you want in a keyboard. (They don’t.) I had major problems with the next Vent, because CHROME DOESN’T HAVE A GODDAMN TEXT EDITOR and HALF THEIR APPS ARE FUCKING AD-DISTRIBUTION DEVICES. It will be very short, and mostly video.
Well, kinda sorta:
By believing that only stupid people can hold a belief, you fail to understand the complexity of the human mind and how beliefs are formed.
— Brian (@BrainLemon) June 29, 2016
Never could deal with those Nothing Is Real types.
From the text:
I remember when he took time from his World Tour ’05 to visit me. I can barely believe it’s now over 10 years ago.
He’s been having some spinal issues. Look up “spinal stenosis.” It’s certainly not pretty stuff.
This is a guy who has always been independent. He’s taken his paid days off and now … well, let’s rally around him.
Chaz is not a guy who would ask for help. He’s too proud but just a little will go a long way. Help him with some bills. Let him relax and take the time he needs to get better.
To have such friends…