Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Oh the flaming brain damage. that "studies" sometimes.

just a short one boys and girls..

There was this "study" by Cornell University that "finds" that kids who hold with their hands and eat food on the bone,cob etc, iow rending with their front teeth...are more aggressive than those that use utensils to cut up and chew their food. 

Ahh so kids that "Writing in the journal Eating Behaviors, lead author Brian Wansink, professor and director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab, and colleagues describe how they found kids aged 6 to 10 were much rowdier when given foods they had to bite with their front teeth - such as corn on the cob, drumsticks and whole apples - than when these foods had been cut up."

Are you serious? who the fuck comes up with this shit? and how much money did this "study" cost? Arrrgh!! *headdesk*

Hmm...I can do both, I love love love corn on the cob, chicken wings, fried chicken, celery sticks, beef jerky, tacos, gyros,  couple other foods that fall in the "eat with your hands and rend with your front teeth" category. Hmm dost this make me a homicidal maniac?  Well I must be according to this study. In case that last bit wasn't clear that was scorn and scathing contempt, you were detecting in my text voice there. 

No as a matter of fact I DON'T buy this line of bullshit.  What makes children rowdy is a lack of parenting and discipline.  Even thorough application of  both sometimes isn't sufficient with a sufficiently independent child.  What they eat and how they eat, has fuck all to do with behavior. Outside of insane amounts of sugar that leads to kids bouncing off the walls.

 "Prof. Wansink says the bottom line of their study is if you want to sit down to "a nice quiet, relaxing meal with your kids, cut up their food." *snort* hahahaha...good thing I wasn't eating when I read that bit or someone might owe me a new keyboard.   Yes cut up the food and make it easier and more manageable for them to play with it with their fingers and give them more ammo for the ensuing food fight.....

*rubs head*

Remember TANSTAAFL and...

I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Ahh the scorn for the gun industry and gun owners....

Just caught this piece today on the Daily Beast.

Man he REALLY don't like the NRA and by extension all of us

" I noticed a J.Crewed-out family who might have come from Bethesda or Greenwich—two parents and their son, 12 or so—checking out the action on the wall. I looked around for more like them and started to notice that while in the minority, they were definitely there, wandering the halls looking at the merchandise. For a moment it was comforting, but it suddenly occurred to me that their nonchalance about taking their kids to an arms bazaar might be even more eerie than the shaved-headed, ZZ Top-bearded guys who smelled like month-old cheese and looked like they’d been locked in their bunkers the past week making love to their antique Lugers."

because we're OBVIOUSLY too stupid to realize that

" It is for them that the NRA runs a terror campaign, pure and simple, to sell a lethal product by making them think everyone from the black president to the United Nations to minorities and terrorists is coming to start a war with them—probably by kicking in their door and stealing their guns. And their barcalounger. Maybe the big-screen TV."

Orrr it could just be they have realized [or have always known] that the world is a dangerous place and to not take steps to protect yourself in it, is tantamount to suicide. That the weapons are a tool and don't even necessarily have to be USED to be effective to stop a crime in it's tracks as shown in the following story..

Wait what?  You mean someone, who wasn't one of the "trained" police officers [excuse me..I need to catch my breathe from all the derisive laughter in response to those 3 words 'trained police officer'] actually used a GUN to stop a crime? And OH MY FUCKING GOD! He did it without firing a single shot?  The obviously eeebil gun didn't jump out of the good samaritan's hands and start killing people willy nilly?  Hold on, I think I'm  having a heart attack due to shocking SHOCK,  that this gun didn't of it's own OBVIOUS innate intelligence and volition start killing people at random for no reason what so ever! 

Wow that's amazing!

This this twat waffling, fuckwitted smelly little butt nugget apparently doesn't care much for the facts of life. This is patent in his response to Wayne LaPierre's statement

"We know, in the world that surrounds us, there are terrorists and home invaders and drug cartels and car-jackers and knock-out gamers and rapers, haters, campus killers, airport killers, shopping mall killers, road-rage killers, and killers who scheme to destroy our country with massive storms of violence against our power grids, or vicious waves of chemicals or disease that could collapse the society that sustains us all,” he said."

because he calls Lapierre.."The NRA’s executive vice president and foaming mouthpiece".

"LaPierre, of course, is never held responsible for this rhetoric, even though it is not too much of a stretch to say that its repetition in all of the NRA’s magazines, radio show, emails, newsletter, speeches, on Fox News, and on right-wing talk radio and beyond clearly contributes to the killing everyday American citizens and members of law enforcement."

Ah so law abiding "rightwing" gun owners are going out every day and killing their fellow man and cops in wholesale job lots? Odd. I thought it was by and large CRIMINALS that were injuring, raping, robbing etc etc your average law abiding citizen, as well their their fellow criminals.

If I actually had a printed copy of this little antigun, anti 2nd amendment,  antigunOWNER diatribe..I wouldn't even condescend to wipe my ass with it. Use it to start my bbq pit yes, letting it touch my nether regions?  I don't think so.

Remember TANSTAAFL and...

I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Earth Day 2014!

Whoopee shit. Yes yes one of those "feel good" nonsense days where everyone claims to love the earth, says all the right things, turns off all their electronics for an hour or 3 and goes out to gab, join hands with their neighbors and sing kumbaya..

Normally on this day I do a whole bunch of things to spit in the face of the earth *shrug* just too much effort. I don't have anything down from the freezer, so nothing to cook on the bbq pit, making whatever meat I cook scream in agony and the fire gods laugh with glee. Can't afford a monstrous water bill so no leaving the water running non stop and washing both vehicles with evil chemical cleansers,  seeing as how I washed them sunday.   OTOH a great many of the lights and electronics in the house are running full tilt boogie.  The front and back yard got cut with that evil fossil fuel powered lawn mower.  Oh the screams of pain coming from the grass and bugs was music to my ears. got the same thrill when I weedeated but alas...not for as   long and not as much.  Oh I did make my tree scream by trimming back some of the branches a little. still got more to go.  So my "Spit upon earth day" anti earth day campaign wasn't a total wash out. 

What are you prepared to do today?

Remember TANSTAAFL and...|

I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Epiphany...dude it really ISN'T racism!.....

It's speciesism......oh fuck. The fact I came up with this in the wee hours this morning because I was awake, being upset and depressed....makes me feel like I just set loose a ball of carnivorous worms in my skull and I can feel them eating my brain.  Dude...not even drunk or hungover[though I'd reallllly love to be the former right now given the way I feel] and I came up with this?  Ow...just ow. *groan* oh god...

Okay lets see if I can get this all down.  And yeah I'm probably gonna piss off a bunch of people.  Anyone who's read this blog knows that I argue that what most people call racism, is in fact tribalism.

Differences of opinion and wars between tribes of people. To reiterate.. tribes exist in various it's base, tribe is family.  In the macro it's nation. and there are almost as many types and sizes of tribes in between those two, as there are stars in the sky.   A slight exaggeration to be sure but you get my point.  Which in point of fact would make me a tribalist and a nationalist. OTOH those descriptives cover pretty much everyone on the planet. But what if it's something else in confluence with that? Species.  People, even some who agree with me about a great many things political will say "how can it be tribe with the genetic differences that say...make blacks way more susceptible to certain diseases?"   Okay here's my answer. Sub genera of the same genus or...sub species...slight genetic offshoots of the same species.  In other words. the Different "races" are still as I believe, tribes but they are also separate but equal offshoots of the same SPECIES.  The one we ALL belong to...Homo sapiens. Therefore...I dub thee  Homosapiens sub genus epicanthic[asians for the epicanthic folds of their eyes.]  Sub genus africus[blacks], sub genus latin [latin descent...yeah I know that one makes too much sense and is too simple. stillll]  Sub Genus Sahara[arabs...though they could probably fall as a sub set of the sub genus africus]. Sub Species caucasus. [white folk] Sub genus punjabi [indians and related tribes] Oh and sub genus...well crap...still need one for the American Indian..I don't know....sub genus Navajo?  Why that? Why not?

So in addition to being a tribalist[and a member of several different tribes at that..some occasionally at odds with one another]  and nationalist bastard; I'm also I guess a speciesist. Or maybe that should be Specieism and Speciest.    Has your head exploded yet?  No?  Oh well..I feel better. I don't feel like carnivorous worms are trying to eat their way through my fucking skull anymore.  That was the important part.

Now I have another problem...if I've carried this to a logical conclusion as I think I have....I think...
[okay I can hear the chuckles from some of my friends about the double "think" now. HUSH! this is as much an emotionally cathartic exercise for me, as much as anything else.  the fact I also think it's a weirdly fascinating mental exercise not withstanding]

  Then does that mean that I just gave logical justification for the belief of the all the mad bad buggers of history and current world orders, such as hitler for one example and slavers for another...that certain types of people are "sub human"?   Cause that thought path bothers me a bit.  Okay more than a bit, because I'd hate to give those dictatorial fuckers justification for their insanities and atrocities.  Sigh...shit I think the worms just came back.................*groan*

'truly amazing and terrifying  the mind of the wolfish one is'

Oh for those that wonder what set my brain off like this...being basically told that I'm a racist,  or rather what I was saying was racist. Which normally doesn't bother me. As it tends to be the cry of people with differing political philosophies than I, that I argue with on the web. Who cry "racism" because the only  possible reason I or anyone else can dislike and disagree with everything Obama has done, is doing is because he's  black.  *flaming snort of disdain* Which ignores the real reason I detest him.  He's a lying, disingenuous, fork tongued, incompetent bumbler who is doing things I vehemently oppose because well...they are WRONG as far as I'm concerned. Except this time I was told what I was saying was racist  by some one I care about very much.  Which ignores the fact I'm part irish and part german. Which means my Irish ancestors were quite possibly slaves themselves at one point. or my ancestors fellow irish were. And were abused by their government or a foreign one at some point.  I give you the 'Potato Famine',  people, go find a BOOK at the library and read.   *rubs skull*  Come to think on it, probably some of my germanic ancestors were as well. Sorry folks who call "racism" and regurgitate the evils of the "white man against the black man".  Whites were enslaved right along with blacks, asians and every other skin pigment on this rock;  and LONNNG before this country was born. Before the concept of this country was even a gleam in our founders eyes. Hell before our founder's FATHERS were gleams in their own daddy's eyes.

Edit 4/20.  You know......I wrote this a MONTH ago and I just came back to re read it. I think I set the carnivorous worms loose in my brain again. Fuck!  Editorial note ..a caustic, sarcastic,  cynical son of a bitch I will freely admit to being, but DAMN!  Happy  Easter!

Remember TANSTAAFL and...

I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity.