Friday, February 27, 2015

Rest in Peace, Leonard Nimoy

One of the icons of my formative years...

ETA:  I was trying to think of some tribute that an actor would appreciate.  The one thing I could come up with is:  Every time (I mean every single frickin' time) that Spock dies in Wrath of Khan, I cry.  Doesn't matter how many times I've seen it, the waterworks start.  I think that maybe Nimoy would understand what that means.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Nuance or just plain dumb?

If someone tries to 'clarify' their comments by saying that what they said was 'too nuanced' to be understood by the general public, that perhaps their comments were just too dumb to be believed.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

And we're supposed to care why???

Via The Gateway Pundit:  Clerics in Pakistan have declared Valentine's Day to be Un-Islamic and therefore the world should basically stop celebrating it.  Tyranny at its finest.  They might as well be liberals--I don't like it, so no one should be allowed to do it.  And they're protesting (because they weren't able to find anything else to protest about this week). 

They are protesting cute, overpriced teddy bears, gifts of cards, flowers, jewelry, and candy and general romance and well-wishing.   Warning auto-video in Urdu on the link below:

The clerics said that events like Valentine’s Day that violate the dignity of mutual respect and relations.
Yeeeeah....  "mutual respect and relations"--rape, stoning, throwing people off of buildings.  Not convinced.

To be fair, I have never really celebrated Valentine's Day, but that's my choice, not based on the declaration of some stuck-in-the-5th century fucktard.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Snowy days....

Mr B has to be at work today, so I'm literally keeping the home fires burning.  What to do on a snowy February day?  Bake some bread, feed the birds, keep the wood stove stoked and then maybe later start up the tractor and use the front-loader to clear the driveway.  And laundry, if only to get some humidity into the air.

Air America was on this morning, political messages aside, a fun movie to watch and the flying reminds me of some good friends and friends of friends.  Follow that up with some Space Cowboys and some Constantine from Friday night.

Just an ordinary day in the life.