Thursday, June 20, 2013

Today's Internets - "Only God Can Judge Me." - Tupac

...and there is no god, so it works out.

The crazier Miley Cyrus gets, the more I dig her.
Also, I'm just liking the song, pop culture sellout that I am.
Not to mention the whole "I was forced to be a Disney Channel'fied princess" so now I've decided to say "FUCK.  THAT."

"Let me tell you what it is to be a man: Stand tall.  Stand proud.  Make eye contact.  Say exactly what you mean and mean every word you say.  Don’t defer to the weak. Admire the strong and pity the weak.  Don’t talk, talk, talk all the time.  Speak with authority and conviction.  Never speak about things you know nothing of.  Don’t apologize for the mundane.  Do not be ashamed of the superior and do not make excuses or apologies for the inferior.  Be strong, be proud."

True Story.

"As reported this morning, a group of former US investigators is now saying that TWA Flight 800 was not brought down by the NTSB's officially determined cause (a gas tank explosion). Now, they're getting more specific. The AP reports they did indeed today file a petition with the NTSB to reopen the probe into the 1996 crash of a Paris-bound jet off the coast of New York City, saying new evidence points to the often-discounted theory that a missile strike may have downed the flight..."

You gotta go geek-deep to get this, but awesome. 

This looks... good?  At least Netflixable.

Possibly Insane Millionaire John McAfee Explains How to Uninstall His -
"Since inventing the world's foremost virus software, millionaire John McAfee moved to a 2.5-acre compound in Belize, began using hardcore psychedelics, surrounded himself with a cabal of bodyguards and prostitutes, was sought in connection for the murder of his American neighbor, and escaped to Guatemala, and later the U.S., with a reporter from Vice. Essentially, he became Colonol Kurtz from Apocalypse Now."

Too funny - Nuking at Sea | dannyfrom504
" have some fucking reservist come on board and fuck with our routine (and make extra work for my guys) pissed me off to no end. well one day, cuntessa decided to have have an inservice with all my guys to learn how we educate the crew on STD’s and birth control. everyone was staring at me. i nodded to give my approval to answer and the guys started chiming in with the various forms of birth control. she scrutinized EACH.ONE. so… i order to take the pressure off my guys i said, “early withdrawal”. a few of my guys stiffled a giggle- they knew where this was going. the commander looked at me and informed me that EW is NOT a garaunteed method to prevent pregnancy. i replied- “i’m 32 years old, don’t have any kids and i blast girls on the stomach and back when i’m done.” the laughter could NOT be with-held at this one. my 3 girls hid their faces and my E6 turned around so he could laugh. she then followed with, “well it most certainly won’t prevent HIV, herpes, or genital warts.” i smiled and said, “what am i gonna do get them again?”"

Oh, fuuuuuuuck.  This Is Why You Don’t Climb A Tree To Escape A Bear -

"When you’re a sexual market loser, the whole world is doing you a favor by tolerating your presence instead of tossing you out on your fat keister to the icy wastelands...

...more fat acceptance. Just what America needs. An excuse to get galactically fat. Despite her sweet-sounding entreaties for acceptaaaaaaance, let there be no mistaking her message for what it is: Vile, ugly lies. The more women who heed her comfort food words, the fewer sexy babes there will be in the world, and the unhappier everyone gets. It affects me personally when women think they can bloat up without consequence. And since I am, as a human male, representative of the way most men think, the resentment at having our shared environment stripped of its most beautiful creations is a universal feeling..."

"These two just feel like two bits of wood."
"It's the context that counts." - George Carlin


Third GOP Senator Announces Support for Marriage Equality - APE IN A CAPE
"I know it’s a drop in the bucket. I know there are much larger issues with how Lgbtq people are denied their rights and dignity and safety. But I still find it encouraging. Lisa Murkowski, a Republican from Alaska, has become the third sitting US GOP senator to support marriage equality, and has announced it with a mix of pragmatism and idealism. She said this on twitter, which, to me, is important because it makes it crystal clear how one can be a Conservative and support marriage equality: “Americans should be able to love & marry whom they choose - gay or straight- & government should get out of the way.” Now, to me, this plain statement exposes the weakness of the conservative position that lgbtq marriage is a bad thing. Their own principles should have them saying, “this is not the business of the government, to legislate who can marry.” And here is a bit I found spot-on. Here she’s talking about the basic inequality afforded a lesbian couple that had adopted four kids in her state..."

"Besides Senators Ron Wyden and Mark Udall, most Democrats abandoned their civil liberty positions during the age of Obama. With a new leak investigation looming, the Democrat leadership are now being forced to confront all the secrets they’ve tried to hide."

Obesity is not a disease.  Stop stuffing your gob full of crappy food and get to the gym.

"Yesterday I noted a recommendation by a council within the American Medical Association against calling obesity a disease, arguing that doing so undermines prevention efforts and doesn’t really impact treatment. The American Medical Association voted and never mind: They’re calling it a disease."

"Watch then-Senator Joe Biden from 2006 as he directly refutes each point made by his boss, President Obama, about the NSA surveillance program at his news conference last week."
I like this Biden guy.

prostheticknowledge: Anti Facial Recognition... • Richard Kadrey's Damn Tumblr:

Lolo Jones Bitches About Her Paycheck | What Would Tyler Durden Do
"Noted 30-year old virgin and twice Summer Olympics failed Lolo Jones took to the annoying new Vine video feed to bitch about her U.S. Bobsled team paycheck. Apparently, training to be on a Winter Olympics team isn’t a way to get a fat bank account. It really must be tough to learn that spending seven months practicing bobsledding doesn’t earn you the millions like you do being a cop or a plumber or a school teacher. Just wait until Lolo sees how crappy the pay is for taking tennis lessons or being a full-time barfly. Oh, the disappointments in life."

"You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment." —Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

"This exchange, from his Buzz Feed obituary, sums up a lot of what he was about:  "'Why do you bother to ask questions you've already decided you know the answers to?' [Hillary Clinton aide Philippe] Reines asked.  'Why don't you give answers that aren't bullshit for a change?' Hastings replied."  When his editor warned him this exchange would make him look like an asshole, Michael responded, "Everyone knows I’m an asshole. The point is that they’re assholes."

...Michael was best known for his Rolling Stone article The Runaway General, which led to the resignation for insubordination of Afghan War commander Stanley McChrystal.  The Operators is, among other things, the story behind that story, detailing the angst Michael felt about reporting something so momentous about a group of people he admired and who had treated him seductively well.  He was attacked afterward by numerous "journalists" for whom integrity and courage like Michael's are threatening and incomprehensible.  Nothing makes a sell-out more uncomfortable than to be faced with someone who refuses to be bought."

Veronica Mars Awesomeness.

Politicians = Idiots.
"Grant's question was the last of the night, and his name was undoubtedly a red herring. But the 3D printing issue could have been a chance for the candidates to talk about advanced manufacturing opportunities and economic development, a favorite political issue. It could have even been a chance to talk about guns. Instead, their bewilderment underscored the persistent divide between politicians and the tech community, and illustrated how both sides are missing opportunities as a result of those barriers."

"We've got ink on our hands."

Remember.  "There is no spoon."

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