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Yahweh will smear your face with feces

Feeling: Happy

2019-03-21

I've read and reviewed the Book of Malachi. It's awful.

  • Trump continues to attack deceased POW veteran John McCain, complaining because he wasn't personally thanked for approving McCain's State funeral that he couldn't even be bothered to attend. Trump went on to say he was never a fan of the dead man. Now, even other Republicans are calling Trump's words "deplorable." I guess they accept that Hillary was right all along?
  • Directly following a mass-murder where the killer used an assault rifle, New Zealand banned assault rifles. It's amazing what a nation can accomplish when they don't have incompetent politicians owned by NRA lunatics.
  • Why didn't the FAA detect the serious safety flaw in Boeing's nose-diving 737 MAX 8? Well, since Republicans keep cutting their funding, the FAA can not longer afford to hire engineers to test the safety of planes. At this point, they're basically have to take Boeing's word that the planes are safe. Not a very good tactic when the company doesn't respond to the safety concerns of their pilots, or even train them properly.
  • Republican Matt Bevin is an antivaxxer and purposely infected his children with chickenpox. After gambling with his children's lives (even today, people die from chickenpox), he now wrongly asserts that his children "all turned out fine," but he's ignorant that his children will now possibly develop painful shingles later in life. And while we're talking preventable diseases, here's why measles is so contagious.
  • As expected, Devin Nunes's lawsuit has only put a huge spotlight on all the people rightfully mocking him.
  • Republican Steve King is still really racist.
  • Just more evidence of Trump being shitty.

Would you trust a judge to rule fairly in a case if they were a fan of the Book of Deuteronomy, one of the most unjust, violent, and horrible books in the bible?

Magnetic fields affect how our brains function, but can we sense them?

More on Prager U's failed attempt at explaining away the problem of suffering.

Catholic Cardinal Philippe Barbarin was found guilty by a French Court of not reporting a child-raping priest, so he tendered his resignation to the Vatican, but Pope Francis refuses to accept his resignation because he doesn't accept the judgment of a secular court.

Aron Ra's third and final video correcting an incompetent preacher failing to teach science.

The nation's largest Christian-only retailer, LifeWay, is closing all of it stores and focusing on Internet sales only. Let's hope this is just a slow decline into bankruptcy.


Know that you too shall kneel before me!

Feeling: Happy

2019-03-20

I've added a page for one of my favorite video games, Ultima VII: The Black Gate.

  • Summing up the three primary events that connect the Trump administration to Russia.
  • Trump doesn't care too much for being the president of the USA, but really wants to be the president of TV.
  • Fox pundit Katie Pavlich argued that the USA should be applauded for being the first country to end slavery after only 150 years of using it! That statement is completely false as many nations that once practiced slavery outlawed it sooner than 150 years of the nation's founding. In fact, many nations outlawed slavery before North America was even discovered by Westerners.
  • Trump claimed that he would "fix" the TSA, but the only thing he's done to it so far is cut its funding to help pay for his useless border wall. In fact, he continues to mock the TSA by sharing a video originally made famous posted by QAnon-booster, Jeremy Stone, two years ago!
  • A recap on how Trump completely bungled the New Zealand white supremacist attack.
  • Republican Governor Kristi Noem is forcing all public schools to preach her religion by requiring every school display a plaque reading "In God We Trust."

What happens when you make a CPU the size of a room so that people can actually see where the data is going?

Italian antivaxxer politician who opposes the nation's chickenpox vaccine spends four days in the hospital after contracting chickenpox!

Google's motto used to be "don't be evil," but their $1,700,000,000 fine in the EU for pressuring manufacturers to use their software shows that they don't take that very seriously.

The Attorney General of West Virginia is suing the State's Catholic diocese for knowingly employing a child molester at their elementary school.

During this Women's History Month, it's important to remember the famous women who were evil.

Prager U is really terrible at answering the problem of evil.


Le sigh

Feeling: Happy

2019-03-19

I've added a page for the Where's Waldo series.

  • After 50 Muslims were murdered in New Zealand by a white supremacist who called Trump "a symbol of renewed white identity." Trump responded, not by claiming that white supremacist are terrible, nor by sympathizing with the murdered Muslims and their families, but by saying, incorrectly, that white supremacists are a small group. The reality is, they're growing because of Trump.
  • New information is coming out about Trump's massive debt. Just prior to becoming President, Trump lied about his net worth and even offered kickbacks to Deutsche Bank in order to secure a loan of $2,000,000,000. Not surprisingly, Trump's budget is also massive debt where a huge chunk of the expected income is falsified.
  • Only a handful of Republicans had the backbone to stand up to Trump's fake border emergency, but not enough to prevent a veto.
  • Republican Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a meeting which not only barred all press, but also only included religious people! Now they refuse to tell the public specifically who came to it, and what the meeting was about.
  • Russia is doing what Trump dreams about, controlling their journalists so that they can't disrespect the government, even when the government is wrong.
  • Never forget that Evangelicals have sold out their god to Trump. Even after multiple years of scandals, corruption, affairs, bribery, theft, and cheating, white Christians still adore Trump.
  • I never knew there was a Twitter account called "Devin Nunes' Mom" or that the account posted pictures of Devin Nunes being the end of a human centipede with Trump and Putin in front of him. However, I know both of these things now that Republican Devin Nunes made headline news for trying to sue Twitter and the people are making fun of him for $250,350,000.
  • The Michael Cohen / Rudolph Juliani he-said-she-said just keeps on going.
  • According to a survey by Hollywood Reporter–Morning Consult, the majority of Republicans think Saturday Night Live has gotten too political. That sounds like snowflake behavior to me.

If you're going to publicly shame someone, make sure you're careful about how you do it.

It's shocking how incredibly ignorant a Christian pastor can be about science, and still pretend to be an expert.

Alex Dainis embroiders DNA.

Trying to make sense of the religious excuse for suffering.


Sigh

Feeling: Happy

2019-03-18

I've added a page for the Super Advantage joystick. I've also added categories for software that is free or open source.

  • Trump claimed that his tax breaks for the wealthy would directly help keep automotive jobs in the US, and while they did help make billionaires richer, they haven't stopped GM from cutting 14,000 jobs. Rather than admit his tax breaks did nothing to help the working class, or even keep companies in the USA, Trump is blaming workers who expect a living wage.
  • Jeffrey Epstein was accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl, so why was he only charged with having sex with a 16-year-old girl? You'll have to ask Trump's Labor Alexander Acosta, who helped eliminate most of Epstein's charges.
  • Trump continues to threaten free speech demanding investigations for those satire programs which make fun of him.

Correcting Evangelicals on their ignorance of science is a full time job. Thankfully, people like Aron Ra actually rise to the challenge.

I'm just saying, if our society actually cared about helping everyone instead of only their own kids, we would have a much smarter society and a lot fewer rich people bribing their children's way into college.

NES Works released part 2 of their Metroid review.


Beware the ides of Smarch!

Feeling: Nerdy

2019-03-15

I've started a page called False origins used by Christians which is meant to collect false etymologies and origin stories for cultural phenomena. I'll add to it as I research more of them.

  • Trump again encourages law enforcement and vigilantes to violently oppress his dissenters. He thinks he's a mob boss, but he's actually a petulant child.
  • Tucker Carlson's misogyny and racism isn't anything new, he's still this way on Fox.
  • Trump tried personally threating Republicans who might choose defy his ridiculous border emergency, but that appears to have backfired, and enough Republicans choose sanity and shot down his fake emergency.
  • Republicans have decided that nursing homes are should be trusted much more, and have decided to cut the fines when they endanger the lives of their residents.
  • Republican Betsy DeVos, whose family got rich through a pyramid scheme, is trying a third time to ruin the lives of students in debt. Previously, a judge ruled that she broke the law in her actions, but she's hoping the third time's a charm.
  • In addition to cutting health, education, and research in order to increase our already bloated military, Trump's new budget will also wipe out 90% of the funding going to research and preservation of the Great Lakes.
  • I'm pleased to see Paul Manafort indicted with new crimes, and hope he goes to prison longer than the mere 7.5 years he got so far.
  • You can criticize Judaism and Israel without being an anti-Semite, but you can't say people who are Jews are bad without being an anti-Semite. The same is true with Muslims.
  • Republican Joe Balash says in private that he's thrilled that Trump can keep the public distracted with his many scandals so the fossil fuels industry can go back to doing the same deadly off-shore drilling done with the disastrous BP Deep Water Horizon without people paying attention.
  • Donald Trump really loves his sons.
  • After a man filmed himself murdering 49 people at mosques in New Zealand. That's horrible, but Senator Fraser Anning, who is clearly a white supremacist, blamed, not the gunman, but the Muslims who were murdered for having the audacity to immigrate to his country.

I actually don't care much about the pay-to-play college admissions. Yes, some people will cheat if they think they can do better for themselves and their family. Punish them, punish the system that allows them to function, and move on to bigger things.

How far out of the EU will the UK need to go before it's really out of the EU?

Learn about the strange way black holes appear to violate the laws of nature, and how they might not after all.

Is Kirby actually a god of destruction?

Remember video game magazines, and how awful they were?


Happy pi day!

Feeling: Nerdy

2019-03-14

Yesterday I finished reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. It wasn't that great.

  • Back in 2018, Trump tried to get his personal pilot to be the head of the entire FAA despite having no experience running such a massive organization. Thankfully, the plan fell through, but the FAA still lacks a permanent leader, over a year later! Possibly due to this lack of leadership, the US was the last nation to ground Boeing 737 Max 8 aircrafts after the massive crash.
  • After being sentenced for his other crimes, Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort will now have to spend 7.5 years in prison. Still not nearly enough for the millions of dollars he stole. But, on the plus side, he's been indicted again on a whole new set of charges!
  • Despite claiming he would protect Medicare at all his Nazi rallies, Trump's new budget cuts it deep.
  • Republican Jacob Wohl reported a death threat to the police. The only problem, he made the death threat himself using a fake account, and accidentally filmed himself doing it, and this isn't the only time he's done this!

Want to lower health care costs? Get heath care providers to post their prices publicly.

Did You Know Gaming? tackles the Mario Kart series, again.

Joe Rogan and Sam Harris bash trans people for awhile, and here's why they're wrong.

You're probably recycling wrong.


I'm not your hero, but that doesn't mean that I wasn't brave

Feeling: Happy

2019-03-13

I've added a page for the video game developer, Trilobyte.

You probably don't know much about the Green New Deal because most news organizations aren't talking about what it is, but rather, how people feel about it.

Will you be more healthy if you drink alkaline water?

Catholic Cardinal George Pell has been sentenced to six years in prison because he raped several boys. Although I appreciate the fact that Australian courts are actually punishing child-raping priests, Pell was facing 50 years, not six. Also, Catholic priest John Capparelli, has been murdered, possibly in relation to multiple accusations of sexually assaulting boys. Catholics are not taking their ongoing scandals very well. The Brooklyn Diocese doesn't appreciate the shame they get, and claims that they have done more to combat and prevent sexual abuse than any other institution ever, which is patently absurd.

Strange flexible machines.

A college professor gives his take on the most recent college admissions fraud scandal.

How old speech synthesizers worked.

Brexit continues to crash and burn.


There's a little bit of fight within me yet

Feeling: Happy

2019-03-12

I've created a page for a game mechanic called save scumming.

The amazing tricks architects uses to keep skyscrapers from swaying.

Want your children to get raped? Head to NewSpring Church. They can't seem to stop hiring pedophiles.

Are you a witch? Here's how you can find out!

Exploring queer coding in video games.

Yet another white teen will receive no jail time after violently assaulting a black mentally disabled student. And, by "violently assaulting," I mean, John R.K. Howard shoved a metal coat hanger in the boy's rectum, and then kicked it.


Work consists of whatever a body is OBLIGED to do

Feeling: Happy

2019-03-11

I added a page for video game company, id Software.

  • The number of children Republicans have placed in cages continues to grow, and so does the number of children lost and sexually assaulted. This is their legacy.
  • Manafort was expected to get 19-24 year in prison, but he didn't even get four.
  • John Kelly, Trump's former Chief of Staff, explains how working for Trump was terrible and that the border wall is a huge waste of money. Yeah, no kidding, what did you expect? He has publicly been a terrible person long before you signed on, are you expecting sympathy?
  • Unsurprisingly, Republicans are using the same tactics as Russian Internet trolls who helped them win and creating fake websites to spread propaganda.
  • Republican pundit and Fox host Tucker Carlson remains unapologetic after an audio recording of him surfaced where he endorsed underage marriage, dismissed statutory rape, and said that women are generally "extremely primitive," "pigs," and "cunts."
  • Why did Republicans fail to fit tax returns on a postcard like they claimed they would? Because it's just not realistic, and they knew it wasn't, and they were lying about it.
  • Trump just can't figure out how names work.

Police officer Leonel Marines is yet another example of why the police cannot be trusted with people's personal information, and why police departments need constant supervision.

Christian pastor David Nathaniel Powell was arrested for take pictures of nude men in a locker room.

Murder under the pseudonym "honor killing" is still going on in the Muslim world, and a large percentage of Muslims still endorse this type of murder, especially for women.

Want to help detect earthquakes with a Raspberry Pi?

Some morons in Canada's government thought it would be helpful to send fake doctors to Honduras to give sick people fake medicine, all on the taxpayer's dime. Thankfully, skeptics raised a ruckus, and the government decided to not waste money and not validate the ignorant.


Reveal to me my true name

Feeling: Happy

2019-03-08

I added a page for the Nightwish song, Nemo.

  • Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, was found guilty on eight counts of various forms of fraud covering tens of millions of dollars. Throughout the entire process, he has been caught lying to law enforcement and never apologized for his crimes which held an expected sentence of 24 years in prison. So, it was quite a shock today when Judge T.S. Ellis III claimed that Manafort had lived an otherwise blameless life and gave him an extremely lenient sentence of only 47 months!
  • Obama made a law requiring the US military to report all civilians killed in drone strikes to make the military more accountable. Trump, who doesn't care about civilian deaths, has eliminated that law.
  • No really, Trump will do whatever Fox tells him to do. Fox, and Putin.
  • A leaked document reveals that, under Trump's rule, the FBI, ICE, and CBP are now tracking journalists!
  • The Trump campaign is probably going to be used for decades as the textbook example of nepotism.
  • Why did Trump demand his school records be buried and then immediately demand Obama's?

The Sackler family has a death count, and it's really high, but they make a lot of money selling a highly addictive legal narcotic.

Schadenfreude makes me happy to see the Conservatives in the UK utterly failing, but unbalancing the stability of Europe even more than our own self-destructive Conservative party is capable of doesn't make me thrilled about there not being a World War III.

An unvaccinated boy in Oregon caught tetanus. It was the state's first case in nearly 30 years and the boy almost died. After two months of treatment and recovery, and a medical bill estimated well above $800,000, the parents are still refusing to vaccinate the boy.

It took eight police officers, one with his gun drawn, to determine that the man picking up trash in his own yard had the legal right to do it. Why did it take eight officers and a gun? Because the man was black.

Understanding the magical negro trope.

Alessandro Strumia will (thankfully) no longer be working at CERN because, like so many jackass white male scientists before him, he couldn't keep his bigotry to himself and kept explaining why he believed that men are just superior at physics. He will not be missed.


To sleep, perchance to dream

Feeling: Happy

2019-03-07

I have added a page for the Seiken Densetsu AKA Mana universe.

I have had two interesting dreams recently, both involving the storage space of my house. In one dream, I go into my basement and it is filled with long rows of shelves, all covered with various objects left by the previous owner: camping equipment, board games, pots and soil, etc. It's essentially a treasure trove to me, because I love going through large piles of rarely used stuff like this. The basement also has a second level below it which is damp and musty, it's mostly empty, but there are huge leaky pipes, a boiler, and various things from an century-old basement. In the other dream, my house has an attic rather than a basement. I go up to the attic because the washer and dryer are there, and it too has long rows of shelves full of books, toys, packages covered in paper, and so forth. There is also a large chain-link cage that once housed a dog. As I walk down the aisles of the shelves, I see several racks of clothes, and people looking through them in order to buy them. I guess my house also has a shop! I see another staircase and, confident in being the owner, I climb the stairs that are off-limits to the shoppers. The next level up is a restaurant! There are tables covered in white cloths surrounded by guests, and servers bustle to-and-fro. I see that this must be some sort of Eastern European restaurant because the people are speaking a language like Slavic or Hungarian. I consider eating here myself since surely I must be charging this place rent to run out of my attic. I take another set of stairs and they lead to an observation balcony. I look down and realize that I am very high up, and a sense of dizziness overtakes me, and I wake up.

  • Homeland Security Secretary, Republican Kirstjen Nielsen, tried her damnedest to explain why the chain link cages they detain thousands of children in, aren't actually cages. It didn't work.
  • A federal judge has ruled that Commerce Secretary, Republican Wilbur Ross, not only broke several laws, but violated the constitutional underpinning of representative democracy in a strong showing of bad faith. So far, two federal judges have both rules this about Ross for his addition of a citizenship question on the US census.
  • Republicans say that transgender people can't serve in the military because they're diseased, however, every major medical community says that transgender is not a disease.
  • Alabama Judge Frank Barger states clearly that a fetus is a person, and a man whose girlfriend had an abortion can sue the manufacturer of the pill she used and the clinic that provided the pill. I wonder if the judge would also allow the father of a person murdered by a gun to sue the gun manufacturer and the store that sold the gun? But also, under what deranged definition of "person" is the judge using that includes living things without functioning brains?
  • Trump's former lawyer has nothing but praise for Robert Muller.
  • Trump might regret becoming president, just not as much as America.

Watch this animated graph of the top 15 countries by gross domestic product per capita since 1970. Watch as the USA falls to the Middle East, only to see the rise of a bunch of small countries in Northern Europe dominate the 2000s.

Transgender people are usually depicted is horrible ways in video games.

The shape of your throat determines what your voice sounds like, and parrots have a very different throat than humans, so how is it they can sound like us?


Land of the rising sun

Feeling: Happy

2019-03-06

I added a page for Studio Ghibli.

  • After Trump totally botched his meeting with North Korea, the nation has started to rebuild its long-range nuclear launch site.
  • After Michael Cohen named names in his testimony, subpoenas are flying left and right. The most recent has been the insurance broker of the Trump Organization.
  • The American Medical Association, the nation's largest group of doctors, and Planned Parenthood are jointly suing the Trump administration's new rule that would criminalize doctors for discussing abortion.
  • Trump sets two new records. The first is the worst trade deficit in the nation's history. The second is the longest rambling prattle by a president.
  • In order for a news outlet to be unbiased, they cannot have a chummy relationship with politicians. This is why it's so wrong for Fox to be in bed with Trump.
  • Republicans like to blame the loss of jobs on foreigners (even though it's corporations that decide to hire them), but the reality is, a large part of job loss comes directly from automation.
  • White supremacist recruitment posters are appearing in vastly greater numbers, especially near Trump properties where they're most likely to find new members.
  • Trump challenged Obama to publicly show his school transcripts, but, at the same time, hypocritically hid his own.
  • Republicans have successfully pushed through another inexperienced judge, Allison Rushing. Rushing is notable because she has worked diligently to criminalize the LGBT and once worked for a hate group.

We could decrease the wealth inequality in America by taxing, not just the exchange of wealth, but the very act of having wealth.

LGBT gaming is important and hugely under-represented.

Progress for New Zealand who has repealed their ridiculous blasphemy laws. This is surprising since the country usually pioneers the way for civil rights, but the spectre of religion is very pervasive. Nobody really feared the law since there hadn't been a case since the 1920, and, even then, the person was found not-guilty, but it's always nice to see a bigoted law finally be thrown away.

Like so many self-proclaimed "psychics" before him, Thomas John is caught cheating. But not just caught being a fraud, he was caught actually using Facebook to read about his clients before their reading.

For those people who think of Judaism is a benign religion with quaint beliefs and cute Yiddish sayings, remember, like all religions, when they have power, they abuse it.


Triple ho hum

Feeling: Happy

2019-03-05

I added a page for the Queen album, The Game.

  • I love how Republican's are calling Michael Cohen a liar and corrupt and a vile scumbag... even though they hired him. SNL had some more hilarious jabs at them in Weekend Update.
  • In order to prove that he is not being controlled by Fox, Trump posted a direct quote from a Fox pundit. Check, and, mate!
  • Iowa Republicans, still angry that their state allowed same-sex marriage before the federal government forced the rest of the nation to fall in line, not only booted all of their State Supreme Court judges, but now they're trying to replace their system of electing new judges with a purely partisan system so they can have only Republican judges.
  • T-Mobile wants to merge with Sprint. Ordinarily, they would have to go through investigations and prove how their merger is good for the country, but since the Republicans are in charge, they just dumped a bunch of money into Trump properties to grease the wheels.
  • Ben Carson, the man who eliminated civil rights progress in government housing, and continues to run a massively corrupt department, has explained that he, like so many... many of his colleagues before him, will end his reign of terror with Trump at the close of his term. Let's hope he gets arrested first.

Another major vaccine study has been published. This one that lasted a decade and included 650,000 children and shows that there is no link between the MMR vaccine and autism. Lewis Black will be pleased.

It's not shocking, but it should be. After a disaster, white neighborhoods receive far more Federal care than black neighborhoods.

Trying to understand Laminar flow and how to make a fake video about it.

Should we be working to reform Islam, or defeat it?

The famous picture of the Hindenburg disaster is the symbol of an end of an era.


Give me more

Feeling: Happy

2019-03-04

Last night, I beat the game the old Windows 3 game, Castle of the Winds. I've also added a video game ranking scale, and I will slowly be updating my game pages to use it.

  • Despite tauting his great relationship with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, Trump didn't make any progress at the Vietnam summit, and the meeting was a failure that ended prematurely, just like Trump in bed, ZINGER! This wasn't a surprise to anyone informed individual, but Trump can't come to grips with his impotence, so he's blaming the media and Michael Cohen's testimony.
  • Trump truly is the most dishonest president in American history.
  • Republican antivaxxer Bill Zedler is trying to make it easier for parents to opt-out of vaccinating their children (during his state's worst measles outbreak in decades, no less), by saying we have antibiotics that can treat the disease instead. Since Bill Zedler is clearly incompetent, let me correct his mistakes. Measles is a virus not bacteria, antibiotics don't treat viruses, viruses have no cure, getting measles causes permanent damage to your immune system.
  • To Republicans, there is no such thing as pregnant women, but rather, host bodies.

American Airlines is in the news again for humiliating a mother with her child by kicking them off a flight because they both had a non-contagious skin condition.

Yet another Christian pastor is caught in a massive tax fraud case. Luckner Stimphil, and his daughter Elwolfine Dufort, pleaded guilty to using their church to help their congregation skip out on paying $11,000,000 in taxes.

Monsanto can still be an evil company even if Round-up doesn't cause cancer.

Singer Grace Slick tricked the Christian fast food restaurant and LGBT hate group Chick-fil-A into donating money to a pro-LGBT legal group.

If you're paranoid about privacy, you probably shouldn't watch this video about recreating sound by analyzing how an object moves when reacting to sound waves.


Look what I can do!

Feeling: Happy

2019-03-01

Two days ago, I beat the game Circuit Scramble.

  • The bulk of Michael Cohen's testimony isn't on any new topics, but the evidence he brings to the table adds weight to the earlier accusations. What I think is more damning is how Republicans are tripping over themselves to lie about a liar.
  • Trump demanded that his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who has no reason to have access to top secret information or any training to safely handle top secret information, be given top secret government clearance.
  • It's a bit disheartening when I do a Google search to find an article on Trump's lie about the trade deficit he gave yesterday, only to find millions of pages covering dozens of different lies about the same topic. Luckily, Fact Check dot org has cataloged his various lies on the subject.
  • Republicans have appointed William Happer to the National Security Council to lead their anti-science panel against climate change. He goes against the scientific consensus on pretty much every topic. He doesn't think fossil fuels harm the environment, thinks massive amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will paradoxically help the planet, and doesn't think the ozone layer is beneficial!
  • Antivaxxers have traditionally been politically liberal white women who are easily misinformed because they don't understand basic science or skepticism. However, the natural follow the herd mentality of conservatives, coupled with a science-illiterate antivaxx Republican in charge, means Republicans are also becoming antivaxxers as well. Take Republican Kelly Townsend who is pro-God and antivaxx. She believes that vaccinations are a secret Communist plot.
  • What will the world be like if Republicans get their way and ban abortion? It will be like Argentina where an 11-year-old girl who was raped by her grandmother's boyfriend was forced to give birth through Cesarean section.

One of the many musicians who performed at MAGFest back in January, 88bit.

Ethics in science wasn't always as rigorous as it is today, just ask Ernst Haeckel.

Why bees buzz.


Coming back to Queen is like coming back to mother

Feeling: Happy

2019-02-28

Yesterday, I finished reading Small Great Things.

  • Trump defends Kim Jong Un for North Korea's abuse and eventual killing of American student Otto Warmbier. Defending, and even praising dictators, while ignoring Americans is standard practice for Trump.
  • Republicans ignore the century-old tradition of getting the approval of State senators before appointing a new judge that will directly affect their state, and instead force Eric Miller into a federal judge seat after only five minutes of questioning, none from a Democrat. Miller, is a Conservative judge who once clerked for the sexual-assaulting Supreme Court justice, Clarence Thomas. Republicans always claim they care about small government and state's rights, but, in practice, they use the power of the federal government to bulldoze over any states that disagree with them. Of course, by breaking this tradition, Republicans won't have a leg to stand on if Democrats decide to do the same thing.
  • The Washington Post fact-checked the testimony of Michael Cohen. Interestingly, while most of what Cohen said was either true or unable to be falsified, a lot of what the Republicans said was a flat out lie.
  • Trump claimed he would solve the problem of rising prescription drugs, but, during his presidency, their prices have skyrocketed to the most expensive they've ever been in American history.
  • Ivanka Trump, who has had the world handed to her on a silver platter, says she doesn't think Americans want to see an increase in the minimum wage.
  • Republican Christian Hardy Billington doesn't think judges can be trusted to decide which people can remain anonymous because they fear Christians will attack them or their family for suing the state over violations of the establishment clause in the first amendment, and he's ironically giving a great reason for why Christians can't be trusted.

The USA has a very dark racist murderous past.

Another white male rapist will serve no jail time because rape culture no longer exists.

Why can't Facebook stop online scams, when Pintrest can?


Invoices need reconciling

Feeling: Happy

2019-02-27

I've added a page for the arcade version of Gauntlet.

  • Michael Cohen's opening statement to Congress provides evidence for several of Trump's crimes including prostitution, charity fraud, corruption, and Russian involvement despite Republican Matt Gaetz threatening to blackmail him and his family.
  • Trump remains friendly with his labor secretary Republican Alexander Acosta despite Acosta protecting a child rapist.
  • In order to protect his bill that bans abortion, Christian Republican Micah Van Huss admits that he cannot see the evil in the rape of a 15-year-old girl.
  • More evidence comes out of Trump committing tax fraud.
  • Trump supporter Jacob Wohl admitted that he used fake social media accounts and constantly posted lies in order to manipulate elections. Twitter responded by banning his account because that is a violation of their terms of service, but Facebook and Instagram haven't done nothing. It's a bit telling that Trump's stated goal is also to be the equivalent of an Internet troll.

Psychics are still a thing in large part because terrible day-time television keeps giving them a platform.

Christian missionary Donald C. Miller, who is now deceased, had a large collection of historic artifacts in his home, however, after the FBI investigated them, they discovered that much of his collection had been obtained illegally, especially the 2,000 bones of Native Americans which were robbed from grave sites.

Like it or not, you're dumping a lot of plastic into the ocean, and most of it is coming from your clothes.

Not long ago, around 200 clergy of the Southern Baptist Church were outed as child rapists, so, naturally, the SBC has declared that the problem is solved and there is no need to do any further investigations.

Rana Ahmed describes why she wrote a book on atheism even though her Muslim family is trying to murder her because of it.


Why do car companies suck at data?

Feeling: Happy

2019-02-26

I added a page for the Chip 'N Dale: Rescue Rangers universe.

  • Are you shocked that the man who regularly sexually assaults women or pays to have sex with them also wants to control their reproduction?
  • Trump has proven time and time again that he is terrible at making deals, so we're all bracing for how bad he's going to bungle an agreement with North Korea.
  • After the September 11th attacks, Republicans waved a lot of flags, but when the first responders started having severe health problems, Republicans continued to wave flags, but refused to help cover their health care bills until Democrats allowed them to once again lower taxes for the wealthy. It was the work of Democrats and John Stewart who finally shamed Republicans enough to help the first responders, and now, they have to do it again.
  • Trump has had to pay $7,700,000,000 of our tax dollars to farmers alone because of his failed tariff war. Imagine how many other professions have been affected, that the government has ruined. All of that money could have been spent on roads, schools, or bridges.
  • Trump's climate committee is probably just going to be the villains from Captain Planet.

The third most powerful man in the Vatican, Cardinal George Pell, has been convicted of raping two boys. Tim Minchin's song came true.

Franci Neely, a rich white woman, saw a mixed race family trying to take pictures of their newborn and freaked out because they were standing on the private lawn of her homeowners association. She referred the mixed race couple as "these people," and was pissed that they were allowed to enter "our neighborhood," and then attacked the father.

Blindly calling anyone who is critical of Islam Islamophobic only helps the bigots.

Google has finally gotten around to demonetize antivaxxer videos on YouTube. Although the platform still allows people to post blatantly anti-science, anti-medicine, and anti-truth videos, those posting the videos will no longer get paid to lie to people.

The good Christian parents who tortured their children are facing 25 to life.

The funniest red neck Christian comic.


No time for coding

Feeling: Happy

2019-02-25

I added a page for the NES version of Section-Z.

  • Even as president, Trump can't stop sexually assaulting women.
  • Republicans are creating a panel of people bought off by the fossil fuels industry just so they can claim that people disagree with the vast majority of climate scientists. And, in his revolving door of an administration, he has appointed billionaire Kelly Knight Craft to be the next U.N. Ambassador. Craft famously said that she believes "both sides" of the climate change debate. I guess that means she believes that climate change is a severe imminent global problem, but also a Chinese hoax.
  • Goodloe Sutton, the white man who urged the KKK to violently "ride again," has been fired by his local newspaper and replaced with Elecia Dexter, a black woman.
  • Republican Alan Clark has figured out how to increase reading scores in public schools. He's trying to pass a new law, if the school doesn't increase their scores he will prevent poor students from eating.
  • The NRA has a history of making thinly-veiled violent threats at Democratic politicians. The most recent one is a large picture of Nancy Pelosi and Gabrielle Giffords (who was already shot in the head by a Republican) with the words, "Target Practice" next to them.
  • Robert Mueller is finishing up the FBI's investigation on Trump's Russian collusion.

MRAs (Men's Rights Activists) aren't against a little lying, or a lot.

David N. Moss, a Mormon bishop, has been arrested for trying to be a pimp and Vernon Allan Richardson, who was both a Christian pastor and a police officer, killed himself when police discovered child pornography on his computer.

That's a lot of diamonds.

Roy Zimmerman alters "Secret Agent Man" to "Secret Agent Manafort."

What's a grawlix?


Got stuff to do

Feeling: Happy

2019-02-22

I added a page for the video game developer Square.

  • Russia threatens the USA with missiles, and Trump is silent. The Russia investigation is wrapping up, now would be a good time for Trump to throw a hail mary and at least try to make it look like he's not a Russian subordinate.
  • Trump's Secretary of Labor, Alexander Acosta, helped protect the child sex trafficker and child-rapist Jeffrey Epstein, and the Department of Justice is opening a probe into the case. Although, considering the Justice Department is also controlled by Trump criminals who wouldn't like it if other Trump appointees went to prison, we shouldn't get our hopes up.
  • Doctors are over-prescribing opioids so much that many Americans are dying, and a large reason they're prescribing so many is because they receive kick-backs from the drug manufacturers. So, naturally, Trump blames Mexico.
  • Republican Mark Harris committed voter fraud so blatantly, than North Carolina has been forced to hold a new election in his district! No doubt, many voters will vote for him again because they don't care about honesty or integrity.
  • Although many pundits are saying that, if Trump's fake and racist declaration of a national emergency is allowed to go through, a future Democrat president might use the same trick to declare global warming an emergency, they fail to realize that global warming really is an emergency.
  • Trump has called for a roll out of 6G networks in the USA. Of course, 6G doesn't exist, and 5G has just started to be deployed. Is he also calling for Windows 14, FireFox 93, and Coke -1?

Marshal Joseph Patterson of Arizona is a cop who lies to children about why its wrong to lie to cops.

The rise and fall of the most valuable American brands since 2000.

Did You Know Gaming addresses the Game Boy Advance.

Words that turn 100-years-old in 2019.

Beating Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! blindfolded.


Work is hard work

Feeling: Determined

2019-02-21

I've added several more misunderstood words in the King James translation of the bible.

  • Yet another home-grown white American terrorist has been caught. Christopher Paul Hasson, a white supremest trying to establish a "white homeland" had been stockpiling guns and ammunition in order to go on a mass-shooting spree to murder Democrats and journalists, the very same people Trump calls the enemy of the people. This is a real problem, not a national emergency that we don't need.
  • Yet another Trump employee is looking at perjury charges because it looks like he lied to a congressional committee about Trump asking him to do political favors.
  • John Harris, son of Mark Harris, the North Carolina Republican accused of massive voter fraud, admits in court that he told his father multiple times that what he was doing was a felony.
  • Fox host Tucker Carlson goes on a f-bomb rant insulting his guest after being rightly called out as a millionaire accepting the dirty money of billionaires to vilify immigrants rather than address the real problems of society. And, while Fox refused to air the interview, the guest recorded it himself and released it!
  • Let that be a lesson to you. If you try to force a child to perform a religious political ritual, and mock them when they refuse, you're going to lose a lot of money.
  • Despite Roe v. Wade, Republicans are still trying to make abortion illegal, and that includes revoking the medical license of any doctor who performs them.

The Royal Institute's Christmas Lectures show what it means to be human.

Humans are driving a lot of insects to extinction, and that's a bad thing. Want to help stop the problem? cut back on the size of your lawn.

What is the best kind of playground for children? One that is dangerous.

Addressing the stupid Christian apologist argument that people trust their own thinking, so they must defer to the Christian god on all thought.

YouTube atheism is alive and well, it's just become more about philosophy and less about mocking people.


A long way to go

Feeling: Determined

2019-02-20

I've started a list of misunderstood words in the King James translation of the bible.

  • Republicans have been trying to sell American nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia without federal approval, and Trump's boss Putin is threating to target the US with missiles if we help defend the EU.
  • While campaigning, Trump bragged that he was a builder and he would build wonderful infrastructure for the USA. Instead, he's canceling infrastructure projects because, after bankrupting the government, he can't find any other place to get money for his useless border wall.
  • Trump may have shot himself in the foot by saying he didn't need to declare a national emergency, while declaring a national emergency, and then going on to describe it in the most blasé way possible, and then going on vacation. But that doesn't mean he won't get his way. I'm pleased to see that my state is one of those suing Trump for his reckless abuse of authority.
  • Trump's choice for Attorney General, William Barr, has been approved. A quick list of accomplishments for Barr: he's pro-execution and wants to eliminate the repeal process for people on death row so they can be executed faster, he has helped ban people entering the country if they're trying to get treatment for HIV, he's homophobic and wants to re-criminalize homosexuality, he believes Catholicism should take over the country and be the rule of law, and naturally sides with the ban of Muslims entering the country, he doesn't see anything wrong with Trump's past behavior and wants to end the FBI investigation against him, and, because he clearly cares about life so much, he's extremely anti-abortion and wants to repeal Roe v. Wade.
  • Yet another extremely wealthy Republican has been caught red-handed in financial corruption. Trump's Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross violated his ethics agreement by mis-reporting his stock holdings. As is typical, he's calling it a simple honest mistake because you can't expect a billionaire to know their finances very well.
  • Republicans in North Carolina are being investigated for one of the largest voter fraud schemes in the nation's history, but the Republicans who were clamoring for the end of voter fraud are completely silent on it.
  • Sadly, Republican judges issued an anti-abortion ruling favoring Texas Catholics. Texas made a law forcing people who have abortions to also provide a burial service for the fetus even though there is no medical reason to do this. Naturally, a lawsuit occurred, but recently appointed Trump judge James Ho (who previously worked for an ultra-Conservative lawyer group) refusing to hear the case, and even wrote in his ruling why the religious opinions of Catholics are more important than the civil rights of Americans.
  • The parents of Nicholas Sandmann, the boy wearing the Trump hat who grinned at a Native American veteran while his friends made racist comments behind him, are not doing their son any favors by suing the Washington Post and keeping his face in the press even longer.
  • West Virginia teachers have had to go on strike a lot recently just to earn a semi-living wage, and they recently had to strike again to prevent their state from selling out their children's future to terrible private religious schools and for-profit charter schools.

Does being in love make you healthier?

Strange phenomena that science has gone on to explain.

Who pays for all those free points you get on your credit cards? People who pay in cash.

Genetically Modified Skeptic answers questions.


Never compare yourself to a professional!

Feeling: Inept

2019-02-19

I've added a page which discusses the various types of power-ups that exist in 2D platformers.

  • Most Republicans approve of Trump lying about immigrants in order to rob Americans of the tax dollars to build a useless wall. Thankfully, a strong majority do not and think the reality is more like SNL's take.
  • One of the things I appreciate about glory hounds like Roger Stone is that they frequently shoot themselves in the foot in public. For example, Roger Stone found a picture of the judge that is presiding over his case and posted that picture online with cross hairs over the judge's face! After he realized that this looked like he was encouraging people to murder his judge, he deleted the post, but it probably won't help his 29 criminal charges.
  • The Green New Deal may be overambitious, but at least it's an attempt to make the country better, not worse. But, naturally, Conservatives have been non-stop lying about it.
  • Although it may seem like no progress has been made at keeping guns out of the hands of violent murderers because there is still a mass shooting every day in America and Republicans thwart every possible attempt at stopping them, Democrats have still been able to make a little progress.
  • A local newspaper in Alabama has published an editorial calling for the return of the KKK to murder Democrats.

Segregation in America is alive and well, but at least we have more businesses run by people of color.

Looking back at the development of Doom.

It's sad to hear there are so many ignoramuses in the UK looking forward to the destruction of their economy, but it's still nice to know the US isn't the only country with them.

Why microwaving a grape produces a plasma, for real this time.


Dynamic objects are hard to process

Feeling: Frustrated

2019-02-18

Over the weekend, I beat Super Win the Game, which was a lot of fun.

  • Despite Trump declaring a national state of emergency to stop the historically low level of illegal immigration, he admitted that he didn't need to declare an emergency, and then promptly went on vacation. There are a lot of lawsuits in the works against Trump's flagrant display of overreach, and, if the ultra-conservative judges rule in his favor, it sets a dangerous precedence for future presidents.
  • According to the FBI, Trump supporter Roger Stone communicated directly with WikiLeaks in order to obtain information from Russian cyber-criminals.
  • If someone nominates you for a Nobel Peace Prize, it's probably best if it doesn't come out that you had to beg them to nominate you.
  • Unless Trump pardons him, Paul Manafort should be going to prison for a long time for constantly perjuring himself to protect Trump.

An 11-year-old boy in Florida refused to stand for the school's recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, which is every American's right (and, some would argue, duty). Like many educators in the USA, the teacher didn't know that the school can't force or even discipline a student for refusing to take part in a Christian-appropriated ritual, and ordered the student to take part in the ritual. The teacher questioned and mocked the student until a verbal conflict arose. The school's police were called into the room to punish the child, and, eventually the child became so agitated that he made verbal threats, which caused the police to arrest him. When the smoke cleared, the teacher was fired, and the district agreed to better train their staff, but the 11-year-old boy still has an arrest on his record because a teacher repeatedly tried to violate his civil rights.

Caleigh Wood is an ignorant Christian, and she is fighting for her right to remain an ignorant Christian. When Wood learned that she would have to learn about the history of Islam and how it affected the world, she boycotted. How dare her school try to teach that science, technology, and culture could be created by anyone other than white male Christians?! Well, by refusing to do any of the assignments or read any of the material, Wood got the expected bad grade, to which she and her family sued the school. They've lost their lawsuit, but they may try to appeal because they really want to remain ignorant forever.

The Vatican has had a large-scale program in place for protecting child-raping priests for over 60 years, and while it's about time they finally police their own and defrock those members who have been caught raping children, it's too little too late.

A little late for Valentines Day, but here is a collection of relationship-related Dorkly videos.


A couple days of rest will sooth my tired bones

Feeling: Okay

2019-02-15

I added a page for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game.

  • As is typical for dictators, Trump has declared a fake emergency in order to bypass the normal checks and balances that limit his power. Trump says the emergency is illegal immigration, but the truth is illegal immigration is actually the lowest it has been in over a decade. So, where does Trump plan on getting another $8,000,000,000 for his useless border wall? Part of it will be stolen from the housing and safety of US soldiers. Trump continues to amass debt at a hugely increasing rate, but it's still not enough. The only good news is, Trump's fake emergency is going to be challenged many different ways, so it may be a long time before he ruins the nation further.
  • Despite Fox "News" successfully causing several previous government shut downs, and Trump usually doing whatever they tell him to do because, lets face it, he doesn't have a clue what's going on, Republicans didn't want to look even worse so the government will remain open for a little while longer. Congratulations to them for doing the bare minimum.
  • Republican Lynn Hutchings favors the death penalty because it worked so effectively on Jesus.
  • Exposing the stupidity and cruelty of Trump supporters with a costume.

A review of Kid Icarus.


Gabby's fever is gone, but she still can't make it through the night

Feeling: Okay

2019-02-14

I've added mini pages for Tina Fey's Bossypants and Amy Poehler's Yes Please.

  • There is no crisis at the US Southern border, but Republicans are inventing one so that the little Trump baby can have his completely useless wall and bring their already historic debt record further into the red.
  • A federal judge has ruled that Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, intentionally lied to the FBI when he was supposed to be answering questions about his involvement with Russia.
  • Thanks to misinformed anti-vaxxers, children are getting measles again. While they may think it's a harmless childhood disease, the reality it, does severe damage to the infected child's immune system which takes years to recover. This is especially concerning when you realize that the Trump administration has prominent anti-vaxxers (including Trump himself) who are literally calling for the diseases that have killed millions of children to be brought back.
  • Yet another one of Trump's appointed goons has called it quite. William "Brock" Long has resigned as director of FEMA after failing to properly handle hurricanes and wildfires and, as is typical among Republicans, a lot of corruption.
  • Trump has again lied to US troops and the American people in general. He claimed that South Korea agreed to pay $500,000,000 more for US protection, but, not only has a deal not been met, the current number on the table is only $70,300,000.
  • Republicans have successfully stopped all government-funded gun research, but that doesn't mean there aren't a few organizations who still research it, and their findings are pretty terrifying.
  • A Trump speech is basically a series of lies with some incoherent rambling mixed it.
  • Trump's boss, Fox "News," is not pleased that he has once again caved and failed to receive enough funding for his useless border wall.
  • More evidence to show why Trump is the laziest president we've ever had. And, how much of his $50,000 indoor golf simulator did you have pay for? Too much.

Aron Ra's Darwin Day lecture.

Even if a god existed, it wouldn't give meaning or purpose to your life.

Genetically Modified Skeptic explains why he's an atheist.

A cartridge that gives extra power to the Commodore VIC-20.


Sick babies don't sleep well

Feeling: Okay

2019-02-13

I've added a page for the video game, Silpheed: Super Dogfighter.

  • It's not a very good sign when the president uses a Native American genocide as a punchline, and it's an even worse sign when his apologists claim he couldn't have been talking about genocide because he's too stupid to know about it.
  • More info about Paul Manafort's clandestine meeting with former Russian military intelligence staffer Konstantin Kilimnik has gone public. The two met in a building owned by the Kushner family on August 2, 2016, just two weeks before Manafort resigned as Trump's campaign chairman due to Ukrainian bribery allegations.
  • Republican Eric Porterfield, when asked what he would do if his children were gay, jokingly said he would murder them.
  • Donald Trump Jr. calls public school teachers "losers."
  • Christians often claim to be the primary reason for the end of slavery and segregation and the creation of civil rights even though the bulk of conservative Christians were against these things and were the last holdouts for each. Now that same-sex marriage sees majority approval in most Western countries, Tony Abbott, the former prime minister of Australia, is taking credit for its legalization, despite having actively worked to thwart it.

Evolutionary psychologists have a terrible reputation because they keep publishing research like claiming that lesbians exists because straight men find them sexy.

Police officers fired a hailstorm of bullets into a black man's car killing him. The man had fallen asleep in his car in a parking lot and passer-bys noticed that he had a gun in his lap. Police were called, and, they surrounded his car and scared him awake. They claim that he reached for his gun, and six officers opened fire on him. Sadly, this isn't even the first time this has happened.

The current highest rate of taxation in the US for the criminally wealthy is 37%. Economists can't agree on how much the highest tax bracket should be, but they do agree it should be much higher, around 70%.

If you were ever curious about how to restore an old PCjr.

Should you be worried if you find a fruit fly in your wine? That depends on if it's male or female.


Infections for all!

Feeling: Okay

2019-02-12

Gabriella has influenza. She's not amused. It will most likely spread to the rest of the family. We're not amused.

I've added a page for the Queen song, Now I'm Here and made a quote graphic to honor Darwin Day.

  • Trump has once again incited his crowd of thugs into physical violence against the media.
  • Trump picked Barry Myers to run the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Myers has no education in climate or weather whatsoever, but he is a lawyer, so that should help him understand ocean currents and atmospheric pressure. He also seems to understand sexual harassment because, when Myers was running AccuWeather, the company had a serious problem abusing its female employees, and the company just lost a lawsuit and must now pay out almost $300,000. Of course, Myers is still seeking nomination, and why shouldn't he? Sexually abusing women is basically mandatory for the Trump administration.
  • At his rallies, Trump has repeatedly complained that football isn't violent enough anymore, that they need to take away the safety rules that prevent head trauma and concussions. However, when asked if he would let his son play football, when it affects him directly, suddenly Trump is protective and thinks football is too dangerous.
  • Trump is being sued by one of his former aids, again.
  • Republican Eric Porterfield says the LGBT community is a terrorist group like the KKK.
  • It's unfortunate that they do this, but when voters want one thing, Republicans do the opposite.

Negative ions might be beneficial, but you won't get any from a salt lamp.

A look at a rare 8-bit portable computer from 1991 made by V-Tech.

A over-simplified look at the cold war: part 1 and part 2.

A compilation of Dorkly Luigi videos.


Still going

Feeling: Okay

2019-02-11

Girls are 14 months old today!

I've added a page on the common religious dismissal, "you're just angry at god."

  • Republicans don't know what democratic socialism is, but that doesn't mean they can't both hate and fear it.
  • With a Democratic House, there is now a real chance that Trump will be forced to release his tax returns to the public. Some day.

  • Rather than talk about building a wall which is treating the symptom, we should focus more on identifying the problem. Why are there so many migrants leaving South and Central America for North America? It's a combination of corruption in their countries due to US involvement, climate change due to massive US pollution, and a rampant US drug appetite.
  • A host on Fox says he never washes his hands because "germs aren't real."

Because we can never have a day go by where there isn't a religious scandal of sexual abusers, the Houston Chronicle exposes rapists protected by Southern Baptists.

We've reached the point where children of anti-vaxxer parents are having to steal away to the doctors to get themselves secretly vaccinated because their parents are so uninformed.

Do corpses have a right to their organs?

What it's like arguing with a street preacher.

The 8-Bit Guy reviews the Tandy 1000.


Weakend

Feeling: Okay

2019-02-08

I've added a page for game artist, Denis Loubet and a category for my favorite video game covers.

  • Even Trump's inauguration has now fallen under investigation for corruption.
  • When your state has a majority Republican congress, it doesn't matter if the majority of voters demand an increase in Medicaid, the Republicans will cut it back anyway.
  • In the State of the Union address, Trump said he wanted to eliminate HIV by 2030. Of course, he also stopped HIV research, so, that's probably not going to happen.
  • In case you know someone who is stupid enough to share Trump's idiotic view that it was cold, therefore climate change can't exist, you can remind them that the past four years have been the hottest four years ever recorded.
  • Trump's State of the Union speech was a mostly a tirade of lies, but it was also a kid falling asleep out of boredom. I'm sure that will put an end to his bullying.
  • At a prayer breakfast, Trump explains that America's greatest achievement is not the civil rights movement, but its abolishment!
  • The US government has a long history of invading democratic nations, installing puppet governments, and raping them for their natural resources, and we're still doing it today.
  • Drunken rapist Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is certainly doing what he was hired to do by arguing that extremely restrictive anti-abortion laws should be upheld despite them clearly violating Roe v. Wade along with the other rapist Thomas, Alito, Gorsuch. Thankfully, the non-evil Justices voted in favor of upholding the law, but we still have a long way to go.

Considering the number of politicians who have been caught in blackface in the recent months, it's probably best that we learn more about black culture.

Some of the everyday things that scientists still haven't figured out.

It will always amaze me that looking into space is looking back in time.

World War II explained in an oversimplified manner. Part 1 and part 2.


When you're a wizard, trapped in the netherworlds, and its demon overlord discovers which dimension you've just come from...

Feeling: Okay

2019-02-07

I added a pages for the video game developers, Maxis and Bullfrog Productions.

  • I didn't watch the State of the Union because it's essentially pointless, and even more so when the person giving the speech is a pathological liar. However, I do enjoy all the commentary covering it.
  • Trump's pointless military deployments to the Southern Border, a transparent attempt at hoping people will see his deployments and think there is a crisis when there isn't one, are expected to cost the US taxpayers about $1,000,000,000 before the end of the fiscal year.
  • Republican Charles Carrico wants to force public schools to offer classes on his bible, but refuses to vote for any bill that would allow the teaching of any other religious book, and claims this all has nothing to do with promoting his religion.
  • Republican Cindy McCain claims she saved a toddler from child trafficking, but the police call out her lie.
  • Arizona Republicans successfully filtered over $1,000,000 of the public's money to a Christian hate group.

Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr. was shot in the back three times by police, and, after altering their story multiple times, the police finally admitted that Bradford was completely innocent, but the officer who killed him will not be punished or even stand trial for killing an innocent man.

Sandusky, Ohio (home of Cedar Point) is making strides, not only by eliminating the celebration of murderous colonialism known as Columbus Day, but turning it into Election Day!

What do we do when fake videos seem as real as real videos?

Patton Oswalt accurately describes faith belief.

How even a trashy 90s disaster film can be better than a modern gritty Speilberg film if you don't know how to handle proper character growth.

Islamic propaganda is just as dishonest and convoluted as Christian propaganda.


The Acle Straight gonna take me where I wanna be

Feeling: Okay

2019-02-06

I've added a page for The Darkness album, Permission to Land.

  • Republican Mitch McConnell shredded the Democratic proposal that would make election day a national holiday because Republicans do not want everyone to vote.
  • Trump not only goes on vacation more than any president in the history of the country, but he goes to his own properties so he can charge the secret service to watch him and profit off his own vacation. His last four trips alone have cost US taxpayers $14,000,000!
  • Trump train of thought is permanently derailing.
  • How deluded must you be to have everyone in the world disagree with you, including yourself, but still think you're a genius? Thankfully, the majority of Americans are finally realizing just how incompetent Trump is.

Just like Catholics, Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses have a long sorted history with protecting child rapists.

John Romero's level design rules for Doom.

Imagine if Ash Ketchum actually tried to be the best.

A recap of Robert Scott's disastrous attempt to be the first to reach the South Pole.

The character of the Abrahamic god is strangely both uncertain and evil at the same time.

The digital age has pretty much destroyed copyright law.


Singles mostly gone, but the pain lingers on

Feeling: Okay

2019-02-05

I've added a page for the virtual disc imager, Virtual Clone Drive.

  • Republicans have purposely stolen children away from their parents and put them in child prisons. Then, they adopted the children out to random families, some of whom were found to be sex offenders. Then, when the parents ask for their children back, they say they don't know where they are because they didn't bother keeping records of where they sent them, and finally, they aren't even going to try to find them because it would be too much effort.
  • So far it has been discovered that Trump hired at least 18 illegal immigrants.
  • True to form, Trump is nominating someone who has nothing but hate for the World Bank to run the World Bank.
  • A lot of documents about Trump's inauguration have been subpoenaed by federal prosecutors.
  • Republicans who shut down the government hate the idea that they have to pay the government employees whose lives they ruined, so they're voting not to.
  • Trump is such a chronic liar that he even lies about things that are clearly lies. Case in point, he claims his bright orange skin with white eyelids is a completely natural tan.
  • Christian Republican Ralph Shortey was caught having sex with a 17-year-old boy which he promised to pay... WWJD?

Airlines have purposely complicated their boarding methods and slowed them down to make rich people feel superior, but there is an optimal boarding method that will, sadly, never be implemented.

What it's like to need an abortion at 35 weeks.


Damn talented people, showing off!

Feeling: Blah

2019-02-04

I've added a page for the elusive graphic artist, Atsushi Fujimori.

  • It appears to be official. Trump has helped drag the USA and Russia into the Cold War.
  • Remember how the US military said the ISIS is still in Syria and the Taliban is still in Afghanistan even though Trump claimed he defeated both? And then Trump said US military intelligence was wrong, and he was right? Well, Trump just admitted that he never even read their report, and still felt it necessary to comment on how it was written!
  • In addition to the most dishonest, most corrupt, and longest shut down loss, Trump can add laziest to his growing list of superlatives.
  • Trump is deploying another 3,750 troops to the Southern border in an attempt to make Trump's power grab for wall money look less illegal.
  • Just another white Christian male terrorist.
  • When white supremacists rally, you should expect decent people to counter protest. When the white supremacists pull out weapons and attack the counter protesters, you should expect the FBI to investigate the white supremacists, so, why did they investigate the counter-protesters?
  • Trump is still lying about voter fraud.

The names of 286 more Catholic priests with credible allegations of sexual assault have been released.

Another child is dead, tortured to death by Christians who felt the 7-year-old should have memorized more bible verses.

Some history on the failure of the DeLorean Motor Company.

The UK is finally enforcing their female genital mutilation law to doctors who cut off the labia and clitoris of little girls.

No matter how you spin it, forcing women to cover their heads is not freedom.

Just learning about your genes can affect what you believe about yourself.

An oversimplified look at World War I. Part 1 and part 2.


Gonna relax for a bit

Feeling: Blah

2019-02-01

I've added a page for the Atari 2600 game Outlaw, and a computer programmer, Ken Sykes.

  • It's not enough the Trump is contradicting US military intelligence every chance he gets, the White House is diligently working to restart the Cold War with Russia. Nuclear bombs are preparing to fly again. Great work Republicans. And, when we're pulling out of the quagmire of the Middle East having solved absolutely nothing, we're entering into a new quagmire in Venezuela.
  • I'm looking forward to seeing Roger Stone go to prison with the rest of Trump's cronies.
  • We shouldn't have to ask Russia what our president is doing, but Trump is so deep in bed with Russia, it's the only way we can hope to know.
  • Thanks to Trump's pointless government shutdown, families receiving food benefits are going to a much larger gap than normal without receiving food.
  • January 2019 was the hottest month ever recorded in Australia, but, because Trump can't see past his own nose, he still thinks global warming is a hoax.
  • Just a reminder, the US government spends way too much of our taxes on useless military projects that don't work.

Wouldn't it be great if cops stopped killing disabled people?

The beauty of BASIC.

New Mexico Democrats are stupidly trying to allow fake doctors to become registered as primary care physicians and even have the ability to prescribe drugs, regardless of the fact they lack medical training and promote procedures that are proven not to work like homeopathy.

Tell them the person in pain is a girl, and onlookers will assume she's in less pain than a boy, even if they're actually looking at a boy.

An oversimplified history of the American Revolution: part 1, part 2.


They just fib a bit

Feeling: Blah

2019-01-31

I added a page for the video game, Déjà Vu: A Nightmare Comes True!!.

  • Republican Mitch McConnell says that letting all Americans have easy access to voting is a Democratic power grab. Of course, voter suppression is a big part why Republicans even have a chance at winning. Texas Republicans published a list of nearly 100,000 name who they claimed were non-citizen voters, but after they were challenged to provide proof, suddenly the list shrunk to fewer than 5,000 names, and, even then, they still didn't provide any evidence that the people listed are real people or that they ever tried to vote.
  • Trump cheats on his three wives, frequently refuses to pay people for the work they do, mocks veterans, the disabled, and homeless, has a long history of racism and bigotry, has a very creepy unfatherly attraction to his daughter, and can't name a single bible verse. Naturally, Sarah Huckabee's god wanted him to be president. And Christian Evangelical Franklin Graham, who is a huge fan of Trump's, refuses to admit that any of Trump's over 8,000 verified public lies ever happened.
  • The FBI has released information on the companies that worked with Russia to perform a massive misinformation campaign to help Trump get elected.
  • Richard Nixon apologist, and Trump confidant, Roger Stone, seems to really be enjoying being busted by the Feds.
  • Republicans have redefined domestic abuse to exclude pretty much everything that makes it domestic abuse.
  • More on Trump using the movies to create policy decisions.
  • Republicans recently moved a half-ton of weapons-grade plutonium, used for making nuclear bombs and one of the most deadly elements ever synthesized, from South Carolina to Nevada lying to state officials during the entire process.

Breaking the boundaries in Super Mario 64.

Hermann Geissler, the man in charge of handling claims of sexual abuse for the Vatican, has just resigned over allegations of sexually abusing people.

Could Tails really fly? Yes. Well, no. Not without more tails.

Minnesota has hired anti-vaxxers to help get to the bottom of autism. Next, they're going to hire moon landing hoaxers to setup their space program.

A lot of CSI methods are completely junk science, but they still put people in prison.


My hips don't lie

Feeling: Blah

2019-01-30

I saw a doctor about my hip problem (the same doctor I saw when I broke my arms in 2007, and he's just as annoying). He wasn't very helpful, (he actually told me to Google my problem to learn more!), but his assistant answered my questions more fully. Basically, there is no obvious reason why my the cartilage around my hip is damaged other than the shape of my bones. So, it's not really my fault, but the problem won't ever go away because the damage is done, and will continue to be done because of my body's shape. I can do exercises and stretches to strengthen the area to alleviate some of the pain, but that's about it. Surgery should only be an option if it gets worse in the future, but the exercises should prevent that.

I added a page for the video game company, Enix.

  • After taking America hostage to get funding for his useless border wall failed miserably, Trump is now trying to drum up support for declaring a state of emergency, so, he's wasting $200,000,000 to send more troops to the Southern Border to, I don't know, protect the rolling desert? Because it sure won't stop drug tunnels.
  • If you want to assure people that you're not beholden to Russia, you probably shouldn't keep having secret meetings with Russia.
  • Being violently raided by the law enforcement is perfectly fine for black people, but how dare they do that to a white man?! Roger Stone deserves a nice long prison sentence.
  • The current serving Director of National Intelligence, and most other directors of military intelligence, have publicly disagreed with Trump's ridiculous claim that he defeated ISIS and the Taliban. They are both still serious threats despite Trump's stupidity. But, rather than admit his experts know more than he does, Trump insults them.
  • After getting caught again hiring illegal immigrants, Trump's company has finally decided to use a program that will before a basic background check into the status of all new employees, which is odd because Trump insisted his company had had been using the program since 2006.
  • Republican Chip Perfect is trying to eliminate child labor laws, possibly to prevent his own business from seeing a lawsuit.
  • Seriously, we don't want or need another extremely greedy rich bastard to run for president.

Where do all those gold coins come from in the Mushroom Kingdom?

A look back at Periodic Videos.


Blisters turning to scabs

Feeling: Blah

2019-01-29

I added a page for the band Weezer.

  • The US Treasury is asking for another $1,000,000,000,000 to cover the cost of the Republican tax breaks (it needed a trillion last year too, and will probably need another trillion next year). On a personal note, I usually see a slow and steady increase each quarter in my investments and retirement, but they're currently down over $20,000 from last year!
  • Investigators keep finding more and more illegal immigrants that were hired at Trump businesses.
  • No doubt fueled by what is being uncovered by the FBI, Russia is trying to decrease the punishment for politicians found guilty of corruption.
  • Republicans still think that the Nazis were politically left because they called themselves socialists, which means they're still willing to blame the Holocaust of liberals.
  • Is Trump's entire world view just based on television?

In nations that don't have comprehensive vaccination programs, measles kills about 100,000 people (mostly children) each year. Wild measles was eliminated in the USA in 2000, but, thanks to antivaxers, Washington state is currently experiencing its worst measles outbreak in decades.

When arguing with an alt-right troll online, it helps if you assume they don't actually believe what they say.


Come on people, it's just snow

Feeling: Blah

2019-01-28

I added a page for DragonLance Tales book, Kender, Gully Dwarves, and Gnomes.

  • So, with airports shutting down, and another one of his close personal allies getting arrested by the FBI, Trump finally folded on his government shutdown. Financial experts have tallied up all the damage done to the government during the shutdown and estimate that it cost the American taxpayer over $6,000,000,000, slightly more than Trump was demanding for his useless border wall.
  • The government shutdown is at least temporarily over, but it's important to remember just how bad and how dangerous things got right up until the very end.
  • How do we know the border wall is useless? Because it didn't even slow down the man responsible for bringing more drugs to the US than anyone else.
  • Trump wanted to use his voice-over in Disney's Hall of Presidents to promote himself, because, of course he did.
  • Republicans in the White House hire yet another ignorant douchebag.
  • How did that $1,500,000,000,000 tax cut to the ultra-rich help the US economy? It didn't. Of course it didn't. We've known since the 1980s that it wouldn't because giving more money to extremely rich people doesn't help anything.

Arguably the most powerful person in the world, Angela Merkel, will not seek reelection in Germany, creating a vacuum for all of Europe.

A three-part review of Super Mario World.

The more I learn about Steven Pinker, the less I appreciate him.

In an effort to define transgender people out of existence, Utah defines women out of existence.


Calgon, take me away!

Feeling: Blah

2019-01-25

I added a page for the Super Famicom, and am working on a new system of graphic links for common external sites.

Humans really like being part of a group.

We live in a country where a school superintendent will risk her job and her freedom just to help a sick student who can't afford medicine.


Heal faster!

Feeling: Blah

2019-01-24

So far, my shingles have only gotten worse than my previous photo. I hope the anti-virals kick in soon.

I beat the puzzle game Red, and added a bunch of new video game maps.

  • Trump continues to hold America hostage until he gets his useless and expensive border wall because he's so easily swayed by Republican talking heads. Meanwhile, Republican Wilbur Ross says that he doesn't understand why the unpaid government workers have to go to homeless shelters to feed their families when they can just go to their banks and get loans. Talk about out of touch!
  • Under Republican rule, the EPA has decreased their fining of polluters by 85%! This will certainly lead to a massive increase in pollution now that companies know they can get away with it.
  • The Republican party continues to be a dumpster fire.
  • Why is Trump posting altered photos of himself to look thinner and increase the size of his hands?
  • Violent racist David Allen Boileau was arrested for breaking into the home of his neighbors and terrorizing them because they were of Iraqi descent. After being told that he can't frighten his neighbors away, Boileau said, "Trump will handle it."
  • Not all religious Americans are hypocritical enough to support Trump.
  • Republicans target the survivors of mass shootings in schools, they target the children of immigrants, but when a bunch of MAGA hat-wearing teens mock a Native American, suddenly they care about children. Sorry, Sarah Sanders, I'm not falling for it.

For those Republicans who say racism is dead in America: James H. Jackson, a white supremacist, plead guilty to murdering a black man and admitted to wanting to kill many more black men.

Just like Catholics, Jehovah's Witnesses have a long history of failing to properly handle sexual abuse in their churches.


I picked up a pen, I wrote my own deliverance

Feeling: Blah

2019-01-23

I added a page for the DOS game, Tank Wars, and the puzzle game, Yellow.

  • Would you return to work if your job was hugely understaffed and you weren't even going to get paid? Because Trump's shutdown, the longest in American history, has lasted into tax season, the IRS has ordered 46,000 employees to return to work, unpaid, to process taxes, but the IRS expects a whole lot of no-shows, just like the TSA,
  • It's disgusting when a white man uses MLK Day to promote another white man, but it's even worse when it's hate-preacher Mike Pence promoting narcissistic bigot Donald Trump.
  • Trump's lawyer is really good at keeping his scandals alive and well.
  • The MAGA hat kid and his buddies aren't the angels that conservatives are trying to make them out to be. In fact, the Catholic school they come from has a history of wearing blackface.
  • How Trump "thinks:" We have a problem with forest fires? Well, we can fix that by clear-cutting the forest!
  • Press conferences are a sham, but they're an agreed upon sham. However, one side is being parasitic to the sham.
  • The for-profit prisons that Republicans love so much effectively turn their inmates into slave labor.
  • Republicans love their charter schools, mostly because the lack of oversight makes embezzlement so much easier.

Another case of a public school teacher fired for forcing his religious beliefs on his students has finally ended after an appeal went all the way to the Supreme Court, but the over-bearing Christian lost once again.

On MLK day, a group of black people protesting housing inequality were surprised when Mark Allen Bartlett kept shouting the n-word and pulled a gun on them!

Is the atheist community a cult?

Well-intentioned, but science-ignorant, antivax parents have caused another measles outbreak in Portland with 19 confirmed cases, and several more being investigated.


You know I got what it takes, and I can take a lot!

Feeling: Blah

2019-01-22

So, after getting sick twice in a row, I've developed shingles on my chest and underarm. They're painful, ugly, and itchy. Shingles are a result of having chickenpox as a child. When I was a kid, there wasn't a vaccine available, but there is now. Parents, get your children vaccinated for chicken pox so they don't have to deal with this crap!

I added a page for the Queen album, Hot Space.

Swapping generic henchmen between video games.

When a bunch of women scientists tell you your design won't work, but offer encouragement and advice on how to make it better, don't listen. Wait until it fails and some random guy offers advice instead.

Why science doesn't need apologists.


-26°C this morning!

Feeling: Okay

2019-01-21

Over the weekend I finished reading The Lost Continent and beat the puzzle game Black.

  • The Republicans in the Senate continue to bend over backwards for Trump, despite the fact that they're losing support with Americans.
  • A couple weeks ago, without warning even to our allies, Trump said he was going to pull US troops out of Syria and Afghanistan because we defeated ISIS and the Taliban. Of course, even the Pentagon admits that ISIS is still a threat in Syria and the Taliban is still killing people in Afghanistan.
  • I hope you weren't planning on traveling any time soon. Trump's government shutdown has no end in sight, and since TSA agents aren't getting paid, 8% of them are no longer showing up for work, with that number expected to grow as the shutdown drags on.
  • Trump continues to outdo himself, assuring that he will always hold the title of the most dishonest president in history, telling over 8,000 lies in his first two years as president.
  • A group of boys from an all-male private Catholic school, many wearing pro-Trump clothing, and were at Washington D.C. to protest a woman's right to choose, shouted at and mocked a native American veteran protester during the coinciding Indigenous Peoples March on Washington. Their Catholic school has apologized for the boys' behavior, but the boys have not. And, if you need to know where the boys learned this, one of the mothers defended her son blaming black Muslims (in actuality, the other group was Black Hebrew Israelites, who are very much not Muslim).
  • Four women have been arrested and convicted of leaving food and water for refugees. In Trump's America; feeding a starving family who is feeling for their life is a crime.
  • Why you shouldn't hire an imbecile for a lawyer.

Republicans like to lie about it all the time, but here's how tax brackets actually work.

Some tricks for being able to quickly tell if a number is evenly divisible by another.

The woman who tried to pray the child-molesting demon out of her husband, is facing prison along with her child-molesting husband for thinking her religion could protect her from doing what was right and reporting him for a span of 20 years, during which time her molested five different children.

Simone Giertz's brain tumor is growing back faster than expected.

The Christians on a California school board just lost tax payers $250,000 because they couldn't stop forcing their religion on everyone at their meetings.


In sixty-eight Julie was Johnnie's date

Feeling: Blah

2019-01-17

I've added a page for the FTP program, FileZilla.

  • Ever since Trump hired Rudy Giuliani as his lawyer, Giuliani has assured the press hundreds of times that there was no collusion between the Trump administration and Russia, but yesterday he disregarded all those statements and claimed he has never once said there wasn't any collusion.
  • Over the past two years, 22 immigrants have died while in an ICE jail. And it isn't the old and sick, many of them were younger, a couple were children, and one was transgender. This is the same organization that routinely tries to deport American citizens, who are guilty until proven innocent, their most recent attempt was Michigan-born Jilmar Ramos-Gomez, a US Marine veteran who spent three days in an ICE jail before they finally released him.
  • Every US defense organization agrees that Russia directly and purposefully interfered in the last two major American elections. This is why sanctions were placed on the country, but Republicans, knowing that their side won because of the Russian interference, is siding with Russia and refusing to enforce the sanctions.
  • A federal judge tells American government workers that, if they want to keep their jobs, they must continue working without pay.
  • The Trump administration has been caught in two more corruption scandals, the first is violating the US Constitution by using his status as president to illegally profit off his private businesses, the second is paying his lawyer to hire a tech firm to artificially inflate his standings in an online poll.
  • Racists never think they're racists. Case in point, Republican Steve King.
  • Trump continues to have some of the lowest approval ratings for a president in history, but now, even his racist Christian base is slipping.
  • Coal is a dying energy source, and while Trump isn't the reason it's dying, he is the reason coal miners are not transitioning into a viable career path.
  • After Republican John Engler publicly announced that women who were raped are enjoying their spotlight, the MSU board met to terminate his employment. They never should have hired him to begin with, but hopefully they will learn from their mistake. But, before he could be fired, Engler resigned in a letter that makes no mention of his horrible comments, but instead is filled with self-congratulations and blames his loss of job on Democrats.
  • Mike Pence's wife, Karen Pence, landed a job at a private Christian school that automatically expels LGBT children.
  • Trump's ridiculous hamberders escapade.

Showing how to beat The Legend of Zelda in only a few minutes by exploiting a bug to reprogram the game.

How can you know when you've reached the edge of space?

Imagine having to deal with morons like this all the time!


I need to get a dime bag from my guy

Feeling: Sick

2019-01-16

I added a page for the Eve 6 song, At Least We're Dreaming.

  • With the government shutdown continuing to have negative repercussions, Republicans are demanding that 50,000 more government employees return to work, but they will still won't get paid.
  • After firing his previous hand-picked Attorney General, noted racist Jeff Sessions, Trump's new pick, Republican William Barr, says he will not recuse himself on Trump's Russian probe (despite already writing publicly that the FBI probe was a sham and Trump should be above the law) and, if appointed, might make sure that the results of the FBI probe are never made public. Naturally, the Republican-controlled Senate is still expected to confirm him.
  • Trump is probably too stupid to be purposely working for Russia, but he's just stupid enough to be inadvertently working for Russia.
  • Republican John Engler, acting president of MSU, just said that the MSU students who were sexually assaulted by Larry Nassar and are suing the school for protecting him are enjoying the spotlight that comes with being sexually assaulted and all the awards and recognition that go with it.
  • When arguing that the government is working just fine during a shutdown, it doesn't help to say you're the only person in a huge government building.
  • Republican County Commissioner Hope Fernandez Williams went on a bigoted anti-Muslim rant all the while claiming she knows a Muslim, so she can't be a bigot.

How is it that Switzerland can have tons of guns but very little gun crime?

After John Wetteland became the New York Yankees World Series MVP in 1996, all the while promoting his version of Christianity, he raped a 4-year-old girl several times, and then became a teacher at a private Christian school. He's finally been arrested.

Strange things happen when you do a double double slit experiment.

Computer algorithms are not objective facts, they're a way of converting an opinion into a mathematical formula.


Are you sure it's plugged in?

Feeling: Sick

2019-01-15

I started a page for Sunsoft graphic artist, Yoshiaki Iwata.

  • By keeping the government shutdown because his ego won't let him accept the fact that most American hate both him and his wall, Trump is ruining America and the lives of Americans. In fact, Republican Kevin Hassett, Chief Economic Adviser to the White House, explained that unpaid furloughed government employees should be happy because they're basically on vacation.
  • Although it is a common stereotype to picture a poor black person on welfare, the majority of welfare recipients in the USA are actually white. And, while it shouldn't have been, this was news to Trump.
  • Rather than dispose of their waste properly, the US military often employs companies (in the past, headed by Dick Cheney) to create huge trash fires to burn all their refuse including tires, medical waste, batteries, plastic, and many other toxic materials that spew forth carcinogens. Despite going against safety regulations, these burn piles are often placed just on the outskirts of camps where soldiers breathe in the fumes all day. As you would expect, many soldiers have developed cancer because of this, and, they want to hold the companies responsible for placing the burn piles dangerously close to military camps. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court has a majority of Republicans Justices, and they refuse to hold these companies responsible for their negligent behavior that will surely result in the death of countless US veterans. Just like Agent Orange before it, the US military poisons its soldiers and never accepts responsibility.
  • Rand Paul, one of the most outspoken Republicans against socialized medicine, is going to Canada where socialized medicine is the law of the land to avoid America's crappy capitalistic health care. Although he argues that the clinic he's going to is a private clinic, the problem still remains, how is it that Canada has better clinics than all of the tens of thousands of clinics in the USA?
  • Trump is the kind of person who thinks it's okay to have a candlelit dinner with silver trays, and serve McDonalds hamburgers.
  • NASA has lost funding because of Trump's shutdown. Meanwhile, China has become the first nation to grow crops on the moon.

The band Psychostick has a new beard song.

Learning good debate tactics by studying Sam Harris.

Christians are furious that they can't discriminate against transgender homeless people.

Learning about black holes by measuring their output.


Have you tried turning it off and on again?

Feeling: Blah

2019-01-14

I added a page for one of my favorite television shows, The I.T. Crowd.

  • Well, he did it! Donald Trump has shut down the government for the longest stretch in the entire history of our country. And, while the American government now refuses to pay their employees, and Republicans fought to not even give them back pay, American scientific progress has slowed to a crawl and Canadian citizens are buying our meals. Even when Republicans had full control over the American government for two straight years, they couldn't get funding for a useless border wall, and now, it seems, Trump's only option is declaring a state of emergency so he can rob Americans, and he's not at all wishy-washy about that.
  • Donald Trump has sexually assaulted dozens of women and has a history of cheating on his numerous wives. Being such a good Christian, he also doesn't want women to have access to birth control, but his most recent attempt to eliminate access was put on hold by a federal judge.
  • Why has Trump been so secretive with his talks with Russia, even to the point of confiscating the notes of his Russian interpreter and ordering him not to discuss anything about the meeting?
  • Nashville? New Orleans? What's the difference?
  • Trump has threatened to devastate the economy of a US ally. What's he going to do, become their president?
  • Which is more important to civil discourse, Democrat Rashida Tlaib calling Trump a motherfucker, or Republican Steve King promoting white supremacy? Clearly the word "motherfucker."
  • In 1890, around 1,000 US troops slaughtered 300 Native Americans, most of whom were unarmed women and children, on an Indian reservation near Wounded Knee Creek. One hundred years later, the US government finally apologized for the massive slaughter. I bring this up, because Trump just made light of the slaughter in order to make fun of Elizabeth Warren.

Why do graphic cards use triangles instead of squares, circles, or some other shape?

Milking the thorium cow? It's as interesting as it sounds.

James Watson, one of the scientists responsible for discovering the shape of DNA, is, and always has been, a racist and a misogynist. I'm pleased to see that, in his life time, his honorary titles are being revoked because of his bigotry.

The carbon cycle, and how humans have disrupted it.

It only took about 60 years raping children, but American Catholics are finally starting to lose faith in the church.

What if Giovanni from Pokémon was competent.


I have to pee

Feeling: Happy

2019-01-11

I've added a page about one of my personal heroes, Rebecca Watson.

  • In addition to being the most dishonest, most corrupt, and least experienced, Trump will soon be able to add the longest government shutdown to his growing list of superlatives.
  • Homeland Security made a salient point regarding the futility of Trump's border wall by using a hacksaw to cut a man-sized hole in it.
  • Probably seeing the writing on the wall, Trump has currently backed down from declaring a national emergency to rob Americans for his useless border wall.
  • As Trump is being sued for turning government employees into literal slaves, the Coast Guard gave their as of now unpaid employees some helpful tips on how to survive Trump's government shutdown: selling off their belongings. And prison guards are currently working double shifts without pay.
  • Like craft beer? That's another thing you're going to lose out on because of Trump's government shutdown.
  • Looks like Trump's campaign manager Paul Manafort shared American polling data with Russia.
  • When a woman has a miscarriage she is devastated and vulnerable, but she is also at risk of death until the dead fetus is expelled. Most miscarriages occur early in the pregnancy, and to not require invasive procedures like surgery, but can be handled with simple medication. Unfortunately, the simple medication is mifepristone, which can also be used to cause an abortion, so Republicans have made it extremely difficult for women to get it because Republicans don't trust doctors.
  • With his constant sniffing, it does make one wonder if Trump is snorting drugs.

  • Republican and white supremacist Steve King doesn't understand why the term "white supremacist" is offensive.

Some facts about the Nintendo Game Cube.

Rowan County, North Carolina refused to let non-Christians give invocations at their meetings, and now they've lost their taxpayers $285,000!

Why do we keep seeing outbreaks of salmonella that end up killing people? Because, strangely, the USDA doesn't actually try to stop it.

Is vinyl better than digital? No, but its technical limitations do help prevent the loudness problem heard in digital mixing.


At least I still have ol' chomper!

Feeling: Happy

2019-01-10

I got the metal post screwed into my jaw. Now I have to wait another 3 months for it to heal before I can get a mount put on for a crown. I'll be smiling like a hillbilly until April.

  • Trump continues to ruin the nation because Democrats won't give him billions of taxpayer dollars to pay for a pointless wall that he promised Mexico would pay for, but now lies that he didn't. Instead of fixing our nation's crumbling infrastructure or updating our schools, Trump wants to waste billions on a wall that experts say will never work. And, during the shutdown, 30,000 Federal workers are expected continue working without pay or lose their job. They can't strike or unionize because Federal workers do not receive the same protections as private sector employees. Basically, Trump has turned 30,000 Americans into slaves. Oh yeah, and with the government shutdown, your food is no longer being inspected for safety, but an attraction in a Trump hotel is still open.
  • When a free country allows a tyrant to become their leader, they suddenly realize how many hard lines they have to draw to limit the power of the tyrant in order to remain free.
  • Having Trump as a president hasn't just emboldened neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and the KKK, it's also increased bullying among children.
  • Trump may not have personally colluded with Russia, but nearly everyone else in his administration sure did.
  • Trump has threatened to block emergency funds to help California deal with the massive wild fires. What does he think California is, Puerto Rico?

The PokéDex has some pretty strange stuff in it!

Liberty Counsel, a Christian hate group, is okay with the idea of outlawing lynching, just so long as they can still lynch homosexuals.

Denver has officially banned anti-gay conversion brainwashing techniques.


Have to have some fun

Feeling: Happy

2019-01-09

I added a page for the Queen album, News of the World.

  • Trump put as much effort into planning his public address as he does keeping his businesses from going bankrupt, so it was little more than a tirade of lies last night and called it a speech. From his ramblings it's clear that he won't end his government shut down, and why would he, it doesn't affect him, it only hurts the poor.
  • Trump confidently said he was pulling US troops out of Syria and Afghanistan causing a huge fallout, not just among the American people, but also world wide, and even in his own cabinet. This has caused him to not only change tack, but also lie that he never said it to begin with.
  • Trump lies saying he can not only relate to those government workers that his shutdown has put out of a job, but also that they want him to put them out of work.
  • Trump's destructive tariffs have hurt dozens of US industries because nobody is buying our exports anymore, including our cheese.

So many city flags are just garbage.

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of France is facing three years in prison for his part in protecting child-raping priests.

Mario has insane strength to be able to shatter bricks with his hands, but that's not as impressive as Luigi doing it with his head.

Melissa Joan Hart is a bigot.

Weed helps you lose weight? Not really.


Getting back into the groove

Feeling: Happy

2019-01-08

Last night, I finally beat the NES game, Wrath of the Black Manta.

  • The Republican's useless border wall is extremely unpopular with only 38% of Americans in favor of it. However, as Republicans are prone to doing, they're going to force themselves on us without our consent. In this case, Trump appears to be planning to declaring a national emergency to rob American taxpayers so he can build the pointless wall without Congressional approval. Also, Trump has also lied again saying that some of the ex-presidents wished they had build the wall, to which the ex-presidents all responded, nope!
  • The Russian lawyer who tricked Donald Trump Jr. with the promise of dirt on Hillary Clinton, Natalia Veselnitskaya, has been criminally charged with obstruction of justice in a money laundering case, but she's currently on the run in Russia.
  • After losing the Virginia Governor's race and then losing even worse in the Senate, neo-Confederate Republican Corey Stewart has declared that he is retiring from politics. Please let the door hit you on your way out.
  • The Catholic order Opus Dei is paying out close to a million dollars because C. John McCloskey, a priest who coaches Republicans, loves to commit sexual assault.
  • Despite their shutdown of the government, Republicans are reassuring Americans that their tax refunds will be processed and returned on time, even though 70,000 employees at the IRS are no longer working. Either the IRS justs just as efficiently with 70,000 fewer employees, or Republicans are lying.

Alex Dainis gives advice to students starting their doctorates.

Religious propaganda is pretty much always the same, even when it's Islam.

Eliminating the cash bail system is tricky, but important.

Really NASA? You chose a name with ties to neo-Nazis?


What a wonderful MAGFest!

Feeling: Happy

2019-01-07

MAGFest was, once again, amazing! I met some new friends and video game composers, got a couple games signed, and bought more video game junk that I don't need. And, I even got a decent amount of sleep.

I added a review of a Carmen Sandiego tribute game, Sandiego Inc..

  • As Republicans begin to see hatred from their own base because Trump shutdown the government, they've issued a compromise bill. They still want $5,700,000,000 of taxpayer money to build a useless wall that Trump promised Mexico would pay for, but, in return, they will let some refugee and migrant children out of prison and provide aide to people who are dying. This is what a Republican compromise looks like. A party that is almost entirely Christian is only willing to help dying people if they can keep being xenophobes.
  • Even as 800,000 federal workers are furloughed or continue to work without pay, totaling $1,400,000,000 in unpaid salaries, Trump was still all set to increase the pay of those in his already over-paid administration. But, after journalists made this information available there was a huge backlash and even Trump wasn't too stupid to see how bad that would make him look, so he finally held off on his own raises.
  • And hey, you weren't planning on getting your tax returns back, were you?
  • To prove how much he loves the troops, President "bone spurs" Trump called retired general Stanley McChrystal a "dog" with a "big dumb mouth."
  • Trump is still buddy-buddy with the murderous tyrant of Russia.
  • First, Trump shutdown the government because they wouldn't give him money for his useless border wall, and now, he wants to shutdown television to lie to Americans about his useless border wall.

Catholic priests don't just rape children, they also rape nuns.

Cyntoia Brown, the 16-year-old victim of human sex trafficking who was being sold as a sex slave to men while still a teenager, who killed one of the men who paid her pimp to have sex with an under-aged girl, and was sentenced to over 50 years in prison, despite being a minor, has finally been granted clemency after already serving 15 years in prison.

Yet another Christian hate-preacher has been caught doing drugs and sleeping with prostitutes.

Anther atheist victory as a cross on public land is moved to private land.


2019 just started and Trump -still- isn't in prison?

Feeling: Happy

2019-01-02

I'm going to be at MAGFest from the 3rd-6th. Contact me if you want to meet up.

  • Jerry Falwell Jr., a major player in the Evangelical Christian movement, states clearly that there is literally nothing Trump could do that would cause him to lose faith which Christian leaders. Falwell expanded saying, even if Trump did something that went against his own ideology, he has faith that Trump only wants what is best for the country, therefore, he will continue to support him no matter what. Trump can continue to cheat on his wife, continue to make racial slurs, continue his non-stop lying, continue robbing from the poor and giving to the rich, continue to sexually assault women, he could even murder a child, and Jerry Falwell Jr. would still support him.
  • Trump-appointed Dana W. White as the Chief Spokesperson for the Pentagon, but, like most of Trump's appointments, she's resigning in the middle of a huge scandal.
  • It's a new year, but not a new country as US border patrol continues to teargas migrants.
  • As Europe eliminates the bulk of its coal mines, Republicans are making the ones in the US more deadly.
  • Republicans set a new record when confirming judges picked Donal Trump. Translation: the judges picked by Donald Trump were pushed through with the least amount of vetting than any judges in American history.

Did you hear Auld Lang Syne at your New Year's party? Here's what the lyrics mean.

Rebecca Watson recaps her successful predictions of 2018 and makes new ones for 2019.

Lara Kollab, a Doctor of Osteopathy, has a long history of making anti-Semitic comments on social media, including calling for violence against Jews and saying she would give fake medicine to her Jewish patients.

Does a work stand on its own regardless of the author's unwritten lore, or should we treat the unwritten intent as canon?

Muslims are still forcing women to lick red-hot iron to prove their innocence.

Can you see polarized light? Maybe!


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