Friday, August 19, 2016

McDonald's Wins The Gold! ^o^

By now you've probably heard this story from elsewhere , but it's worth repeating here: The most popular restaurant at the Olympics is an American McDonald's. Now some party poopers might complain that this is for lack of competition but my attitude on this one is that those who don't show up on the field forfeit the competition automatically and a victory gained by forfeit is still a legitimate victory. ^_^

So the final score is:

American Cuisine: 1.
World Cuisine: 0.

And the gold medal goes to McDonald's! n_n

So let's say it proudly together...

USA! USA! USA! ^_~

Monday, May 14, 2012

A New Opportunity to Kill Zombies? o_O

Have you ever wondered how well you'd fight back in a zombie invasion? It looks as though there's a new game in the works that would give you your chance to find out.

"Survive is a hybrid FPS/RPG game, where the main objective pretty simple: you have to survive. The game focuses on cooperating between the players, while you collect supplies, find and fortify your safe houses, collects and crafts weapons. The game itself takes place in a random-generated city, heavily infested with zombies.

The most important aspect is the teamwork – nobody has any chance on their own. You have to watch out for each other as you move around the city, looking for food, drinks, building and crafting materials."

If you're interested in learning more about the game then [Link removed for being obsolete. 6-9-2015].

Let's hope they succeed in their funding drive. The world definitely needs a chance to kill more zombies! ^_~


Update: Removed the link in question as it's been several years since May 14, 2012 and I feel that any crowd sourcing my friend was attempting has since been done or not done as the case might be! ^_~


Monday, March 19, 2012

Rutherford B. Hayes Pwnz Barack H. Obama! ^_^

Mr. Obama, in his eternal quest to dumb the American public down to the education level typical of a Chicago Democrat and also to justify his own indulgence of a pseudo-science scam called "green energy", recently claimed that Rutherford B. Hayes had scorned the invention of the telephone when in point of fact Mr. Hayes was the first President to install one.

Well, I guess it's only fair that this gave rise to some a captioning frenzy and I think the only thing left for me to do is to note that aside from some repetition it seems to currently be 37 pages of snarky goodness. Enjoy! ^_~

Hat tip: Instapundit

Mood Music: 'Don't Know Much About History Written' by Sam Cooke, Lou Adler, and Herb Alpert. As sung by Sam Cooke.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Opening Quote For 2012! ^___^

"There's always an unexpected fighter who calls forth latent power, reversing the hopeless situation." - Panel 1, page 113 of Volume 10 of 'Beet, The Vandel Buster' by Riku Sanjo and Koji Inada. [San Francisco: Viz Media LLC, October 2006].

Let's hope that this year is a year that brings forth the latent power in all of us! ^_~

Mood Music: Little Wing (Opening song to "Scrapped Princess").

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Oh Noes! An Experiment in Nepotism Goes Awry! ^O^

Headline from a Yahoo news article by Dylan Stableford: "Critics on Chelsea Clinton’s ‘Rock Center’ debut: Boring!"

Is anybody surprised? o_O

She was chosen for her family background rather than for her talent. I might sympathize with the young Mrs. Chelsea Mezvinsky who was doubtless only thrust into this position because her parents wished to use her as a pawn rather than from any desire that she herself had for the post, but the fact is that this is not what she was trained in nor is it anything she had job experience in. I wish her well but this does seem to be what happens when someone is thrust into a job because of nepotism rather than because of skills. In any situation where technical competence or talent matter and the recipient of such patronage lacks it you will find that it is merely an act of cruelty both to the recipient and those who must suffer from her lack of ability.

However both she and ABC may comfort themselves with this....

1. At least none of them put themselves into the same position as the poor fools who voted someone into the Presidency with no more executive experience than that of being a "community organizer". Nor are they in the same position as the poor foolish "community organizer" himself who will go down in history for his outstanding incompetence. :P

2. If they learn from this that such nepotism as this is a very bad idea then they will have proven themselves quicker learners than the people of Illinois.

I think that those are solid items of consolation, don't you? ^_~

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Poison in the Well!

Quoth Glenn Reynolds: "Reliance on Bellesiles is scholarly malpractice."

I actually have to disagree with him on this one. The problem with pseudo-histories of the sort that Bellsiles practiced is that it is easy for them to become embedded down through the ages by virtue of the fact that even the most determined scholar cannot check every source. You and I might know that Mr. Bellsiles is unreliable by virtue of our knowledge of current events but can some innocent researcher of the 23rd century necessarily be expected to know this as well? This is how "scholars" such as Bellsiles and Parson Weems thrive. It's in essence the Livy vs. Polybius approach to history in action. Livy felt that the purpose of history is to create accounts of the past that would guide moral behavior while Polybius felt that the purpose of history is to provide accurate knowledge of the past by which we might learn from past mistakes and precedents and thus be prepared when similar events come our own way. As someone who considers himself political scientist and historian I am inclined to consider the approach of Polybius the correct one. The path of Livy is nothing more than poison in the well.


Thursday, November 03, 2011

A Cartoon Worth Reading, Say I! ^_^

Glenn Reynolds is right. When someone seeks to censor a cartoon or a book or *anything* then the proper response it to repost it as widely as possible so that as many people as possible may see it. As far as I'm concerned if Islam and Anime cannot share the same world in peace then Islam will just have to die! ^_~

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