Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sunday Funnies

-Schlock Mercenary Kevin has sold King Lota the military equivalent of undercoating.
-TwoLumps Tryptophan, in action.
-Girl Genius Gil and Tarvek are fighting. Or is it a ruse?
-Cho kicks ass, film at 11. New update Monday!
Digger Uh oh. Somebody knows a "shortcut". This never ends well.
UPDATE AND ALERT! Would you believe, Argghhh!onats has TWO comics in two weeks? Okay, who are you and what have you done with BillT?

Not Updated, fie!

-Dresden Codak
-My Ninja Family
-Gone with the Blastwave

Monday, November 23, 2009

Nanotubes on the loose!

A workable display using carbon nanotube transistor arrays. (via the Blogfather) Your Humble Snarkatron once attempted to build a prototype nanotube display years ago, when nanotubes were still the wild frontier. It even worked, for a few seconds. It is nice to see some commercial applications finally coming forward. Nanotubes are very cool.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

News Flash from the White House: Too much debt is bad, mkay?

No, really, the President is issuing a Stern Warning™ that if we don't get this pesky deficit under control, the recession could just auger in. It's like he finally started reading the reports the CBO has been sending him. Not only do we not have any more money, we don't have any checks left either. Something has to give.

So why, Dear Leader, are you forcing so much debt on us? You do remember you aren't a Senator any more, right? You have a veto. You don't HAVE to allow this flabbergasting debt increase on your watch. And really, your warning is unnecessary since we (meaning people who know how to balance their checkbooks) have been trying to tell YOU this for months now.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunday Funnies

-Schlock Mercenary The Credomar infosphere has some holes.
-TwoLumps Know the symptoms of flue.
-Girl Genius The Castle does not approve of Agatha's shortcut.
-No Need For BushidoGeneral Astsumori isn't dumb. (back to biweekly updates, sigh ...)
-Digger The troll chieftainess has a message for Digger.

UPDATE AND ALERT! Somnolent, much prodded artist produces amazing fantasy-based comic (with snark sauce ...)
Not Updated, fie!

-Dresden Codak
-My Ninja Family
-Gone with the Blastwave
-Arrgghonauts Filing missing comic report ...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veteran's Day

via Ace of Spades and Uncle Jimbo, I think I'll let the dogs speak for me. These guys *have* to be wonderful. A dog can't lie.

Thank you.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Senile Dodderer outwits Obama Administration

He used facts, the clever fellow! Former IG Walpin cleared of wrongdoing. And he's filed suit in DC for wrongful dismissal.

Oh look, a flock of eumenides on the wing! What a glorious sight ...

Issues with Islam

As the mordant joke goes, the media warns against a backlash against Muslims and everyone says, "how many did they kill this time?" Just like those safety lectures on airplanes--most people can recite them verbatim (just FYI, the flight attendants hate that when you do, never mind how I know). Most-Muslims-Are-Peaceful. Put-Metal-Tab-Into-Buckle. Don't-Jump-To-Conclusions. The-Nearest-Exit-May-Be-Behind-You. Islam-Isn't-The-Problem. Everyone-Get-Out-And-Push-For-Takeoff. Yeah, I hear that most terrorist attempts were stopped by fellow Muslims dropping a dime. So, why aren't the Methodists having this problem? How many Amish bombings have been stopped by a quiet word to the FBI from a man in a beard and a hat?

This is important. We don't have a backlash against Muslims -- yet. We didn't have one after 9/11 and I know this because I worked with three devout Muslims on that very day. Believe me, I would have known if anyone was harassing them. But as long as the media, the administration, and good jeebus the MILITARY COMMANDERS keep saying things everyone knows aren't true about the Ft. Hood murderer, people ARE going to go overboard and say incendiary things about deporting all Muslims and worse. They are doing this from a sense of fright and frustration to force the people in charge to acknowledge reality.

If you do not like this rhetoric, tell the truth. The whole truth.

Snarkatron's personal observations: The Muslims I am acquainted with are polite, quiet, and non-confrontational. They do not get their knickers in a twist because women are allowed to sit next to them on a bus, or touch things on their desks, or talk to them. They follow the laws of this country, and show consideration - not deference- to others around them and expect the same in return. I believe they want to live peacefully with their neighbors, regardless of religious belief.

It only takes one rabid rat to cause a problem, however, and because the vast majority of Muslims seem non-confrontational that one rat has a disproportionate impact. The cultural and religious custom of sticking up for a fellow Muslim is doing the good guys terrible harm. It isn't fair, but they are going to have to find a way to say "That boy ain't right", LOUDLY, if they want to live in peace with the rest of us.

Islam is not the cause of the pathological behavior of these murderous nutbars. It does, however, act as an accelerant to any anti-social tendencies and neuroses Muslim adherants might have. Islam does not encourage believers to correct violent behavior against non-believers. There needs to be a way for mentally damaged individuals to be caught *before* they harm anyone, and their co-religionists would be the ideal first line of defense.

Other rants on the web:

Blackfive: Really General Casey?
Ace of Spades: CNN struggles more but the damn facts keep coming out
Dorothy Rabinowitz: Dr. Phil and the Ft. Hood Killer

Monday, November 09, 2009

Pelosi infests Seattle

Strangely, nobody notified the press until *after* she was all done having a press conference at a local hospital. However, the local Tea Party protesting network was on the job. With less than five (5) hours notice, we were able to produce over 40 protesters. And we even got photographers and press types! Dunno if any of it will be shown on the networks, since we were all reasonable and polite. My hastily scribbled sign referenced death panels, and one bemused photographer asked if I *really* worried about Death Panels??? I said yes, and explained why. So, if I don't post after this you will know I snagged one of the good bunks at the re-education camp.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Sunday Funnies

-Lackadaisy THREE new pages! Poor Wick has a hard life.
-Schlock Mercenary King Lota was not deleted. Remember to back up your files, folks.
-TwoLumps Snooch writes a novel.
-Girl Genius Ooops. Somebody has the polychromatic flu.
-No Need For Bushido Ina is surprisingly calm, considering the impending disaster.
-Digger Grim Eyes and Digger have different taste in males.

Not Updated, fie!

-Dresden Codak
-My Ninja Family
-Gone with the Blastwave
-Arrgghonauts Filing missing comic report ...

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

My Tax Dollars At Work

via Ace, a wonderful list of what your stimulus dollars hath wrought. Some of my favorites:
$300,000 for a GPS-equipped helicopter to hunt for radioactive rabbit droppings at the Hanford nuclear reservation in Washington state.
I used to live around there. It is bare and flat. No trees. A $200 GPS handheld and some minimum-wage teenagers with Geiger counters would do the trick, and how often do you need to do a lagomorph-generated alpha particle count? (To be fair, if these are *giant* radioactive rabbits the helicopter might be prudent.)
$11 million for Microsoft to build a bridge connecting its two headquarter campuses in Redmond, Wash., which are separated by a highway.
Because Microsoft is famous for not having any money.
$219,000 for Syracuse University to study the sex lives of freshmen women.
They have sex lives, you don't. Gimmee the money.
$6 million for a snow-making facility in Duluth, Minn.
You have GOT to be kidding me. Is this for all the poor urban kids of Duluth who would otherwise never experience the joy of throwing a snowball?
$380,000 to spay and neuter pets in Wichita, Kan.
Why don't they just spay and neuter the students at Syracuse University?
$462,000 to purchase 22 concrete toilets for use in the Mark Twain National Forest in Missouri
Oh how I wish Mark Twain hisself could comment on this chuckleheaded notion. He'd probably offer to dig the latrines for half the price. Complete with whitewashed "privacy fence".

Proxmire's Golden Fleece awards ride again ...

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Sunday Funnies

-Schlock Mercenary An ordnance technician at a dead run outranks EVERYBODY.
-TwoLumps The limits of learning by osmosis.
-Girl Genius Agatha has a kick-ass basement.
-No Need For Bushido Okay, so arrows won't work this time.
-Digger Digger had a bit of a con-related hiatus, should be back Tuesday.

Not Updated, fie!
-Lackadaisy And they *promised* new pages in October!
-Dresden Codak
-My Ninja Family
-Gone with the Blastwave
-Arrgghonauts Must be cheesy bean burrito night at the DFAC....