Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Cats, Armload, One Ea., For Herding

From the pages of Cute Overload, a glimpse into the Army research program attempting to weaponize cuteness. Progress is slow because the researchers keep dissolving into puddles of goo.


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sunday Funnies

-Schlock Mercenary So what is behind the secret doors?
-TwoLumps Mourning the loss of the real-life Eben. Heaven is full of sunny napping spots.
-Girl Genius BAD CAT ROBOTS! My peeeeple!
-No Need For Bushido Lord Maru thinks Atsumori makes a really good bludgeon.
-Delta Bravo Sierra Choking noises.
-Amya Felix will meet them later. I'm suspicious.
- Banished Timbo doesn't want to be vaporized.
- Ratfist Rescuing Mr. Black from the brig of Simian Icthus.
-Commander Kitty Mittens loses his cool.

Not Updated, fie!

-Dresden Codak
-Gone with the Blastwave Waiting patiently for the December January February March ah hell with it, he'll update whenever Iron Sky releases, I guess.
-My Ninja Family
-Argghhh-onauts has gone walkabout.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Military Innovation

It's just not enough to have bigger and badder boomsticks than the other guy.  Oh no.  You've got to make sure the guys wielding the bigger, badder boomsticks are vibrating with caffeine.  Dear Readers, I give you the new, improved First Strike Rations!  Reportedly they have been approved, but none have been sighted in the wild.  I am suspicious.  Maybe we are not ready for caffeinated chocolate pudding?


Monday, June 20, 2011

What Do You Mean, No Military Surplus Death Rays?

The Senate, possibly worried about the Potential for Misuseā„¢, have cut off funding for the Navy's rail gun and free electron laser projects.  This cuts off a potential avenue for acquiring a Death Ray on my current budget, and I am quite peeved.  Besides, anybody that names a free electron laser "Blitzer" deserves our support.

"Misuse" covers such acts of turpitude as a) winning, b) projecting American power, c) protecting the defenseless, d) inconveniencing terrorists/pirates/dictators/alien invaders


Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sunday Funnies

-Schlock Mercenary Schlock doesn't care if they kill the hostage.
-TwoLumps Bunny! Ahahahahaha!
-Girl Genius Agatha has a cool new ride.
-No Need For Bushido Yep, Atsumori is toast.
-Delta Bravo Sierra A specialist at avoiding work
-Amya Faye is worried about something.
- Banished The virtue of sneak attacks depends heavily on whether you are on the giving or receiving end.
- Ratfist The danger of witty banter during a fight.
-Dresden Codak A job with Dark Science.
-Commander Kitty The androids will fix Nin Wah.

Not Updated, fie!

-Gone with the Blastwave Waiting patiently for the December January February March ah hell with it, he'll update whenever Iron Sky releases, I guess.
-My Ninja Family
-Argghhh-onauts smells something interesting.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Truth about Teddy Bears

Turns out they are Silent Professionals who never boast of their abilities. Semper Fluffy!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sunday Funnies

-Schlock Mercenary It's hard to interrogate someone who keeps critiquing your technique.
-TwoLumps When AC is not a good thing.
-Girl Genius Explaining things to the new minions.
-No Need For Bushido Atsumori doesn't want to be a hostage.
-Delta Bravo Sierra Kangaroo Sergeant!
-Amya Strange footprints in the road.
- Banished Sunny, with a 90% chance of falling spaceship wreckage.
- Ratfist Mr.Black, a bowl of chili, and the future.

Not Updated, fie!

-Dresden Codak
-Commander Kitty
-Gone with the Blastwave Waiting patiently for the December January February March ah hell with it, he'll update whenever Iron Sky releases, I guess.
-My Ninja Family
-Argghhh-onauts wants a hover-bike.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Women Seem Wicked When You're Unwanted

So much of the current news is Variations on a Theme of Tube Steaks it's hard to find anything else to blog about.  I don't know how to break it to the male of the species, but *YOU* are the ones who get turned on purely by visuals.  Sorry.  So, the fascination with the photos of the Prominent Member of Congress escapes me.  (I'd be delighted if he is so crippled by the controversy he either quits and becomes a monk or can't get anything done because the rest of the August Body is pointing and giggling.)

However!  Per Instapundit, Andrew Klavan mischievously posits that this is All Women's Fault.  You see, we (that is, all women) encourage loutish behavior such as that exhibited by the HotDog of Congress and so we get more of it.  Yes, really.  Read the whole thing.  "Chicks dig these creeps!" he states, and lists other exemplars such as Arnold Schwartzenegger and Dominique (who is a man) Strauss-Kahn. 

An important principle of science and experimentation is to only modify one variable at a time.  I'll agree all three men have got serious issues with how they treat women.  I'll even agree they have a surprising number of attractive (really, Arnold?) women willing to put up with their problems.  However.  Extrapolating from three very famous, rich and/or powerful men to all jerks?  What you really need to do is first select your experimental sample from ALL jerks, and then see how many bimbos attach like remoras as a function of the fame/power/money variable.  My feminine instincts inform me that were Wiener (ah!  that name!) a minimum-wage parking lot attendant from a long line of parking lot attendants--and with the same obnoxious behavior--he'd have a hard time finding any willing female companionship.

Look on the bright side, Mr. Klavan.  Jerks who have nothing but their jerk behavior get nothing.  Jerks with money or power get the kind of women who just want money and power, and do you really want them?  Why don't you lead by example and "not encourage that kind of behavior"?

Oh yeah.  You get turned on by visuals.  Never mind ...