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Archive for November, 2010

“Surely Leslie Nielsen Didn’t Pass Away?”

Posted by Wickedpinto on November 29, 2010

Yes he did, and don’t call me shirley.

He passed away Sunday in the early evening, reports are that it was peaceful, other than the whole dying thing.

Also, according to IMDB, he has 239 credits to his name.  2 Hundred, and Thirty, effing, Nine!

Don’t know if it will make me look at the movies sawadder, or glawadder.  He left a pretty healthy legacy.

An American Icon in comedy, which is a small part, he was shakespearian, but also he was in one of the most well known classic science fiction films of all time, “Forbidden Planet.”

(the vid is kinda long)

And someone already put up vid in memoriam.

A micro-filmography

and

 

Of course

and Naked Gun.

He was a good actor, and he delivered his characters brilliantly.

He had impact over a number of genre’s over a lot of experience, and a lot of talent.

Rest well Bigguy.

He affected a portion of my sense of humor, and I don’t think Airplane or Naked Gun would have been able to deliver as well as they did if Leslie wasn’t a part of it.

You will be missed.

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Don’t really care about this article

Posted by Wickedpinto on November 26, 2010

But I can’t help but get a chuckle from the title.

The Palin Fish Massacre of Aught Ten.

The reason I find it humorous, is because back in aught eight I was taking part on a comment conversation with friends of ours, and I referred to the 2010 elections and I said, “in aught 10,” and I don’t know if it was peel or mike who said “Aught Ten?”

I responded “There’s a zero in there, and I’m not letting go of the aughts just cuz I like saying it.”

So because of the title of that post I feel vindicated in not being the only one who is determined to hold onto the aughts.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by Wickedpinto on November 25, 2010

And I’m thankful for this guy, for his family, and for the people he worked with.

“Where do we get these people.”

They are all around us, and a lot of times we never see them, even when they are looking in the mirror.  Thank you sir.

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It’s Humpday, “That’s What She Said.”

Posted by Wickedpinto on November 17, 2010

Too Damn funny, from funny or die. Might be semi-NSFW, though everything is bleeped out.

Via a Family member who forwarded it.

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This Makes me think of “Icon”

Posted by Wickedpinto on November 16, 2010

In the Book by Frederick Forsyth (well known spy/action, but mostly spy stuff, thriller writer) “Icon.” There is a line that is uttered in the omniscient about computers by agent Monk. “Then, all of the most valuable and protected information in the world was given over to the most insecure technology in the world,” or something like that. That line was delivered to describe how angry Monk was becoming with the new leadership of the CIA after the dismissal, or was it retirement, of secretary Casey, and he was talking about computers.

The point was to say that even if it takes a little extra work for YOU, who knows that the info is right there to get the info, it will make it even harder for THEM, who doesn’t know where the information is, or should not even know, and has no right to that info, to get at. Which is a good thing, when you are talking about intelligence security. Monk, in the book, deliberately hid his files of 4 valuable spies, and eventually his files were no longer under his control, which helped trigger a conflict that requires his efforts later in life after he jacks up his former bosses(a truly satisfying series of paragraphs, I suggest you read the book, it’s pretty good.)

The reason I say that, is because of this.  It doesn’t say the nature of the risk that they exposed others to do, but it goes to show that good old fashioned hard-copy has it’s value no matter how many presentations Steve Jobs gives.

There should be absolutely NO classified material available to any system connected to a network.

In another series of books, called “Shadowrun,” based on a game that took place in the near future (2015 and after) , yes  used to play and read it, there was a classification called “excalibur.”  Where all systems holding truly valuable data (by hackers/deckers) weren’t even piped into common power, they would always contain their own power generation separate of all other systems and no connections to the Matrix/internet.

If a bunch of dorks in the early nineties, actually late 80’s if you include the seminal “neuromancer,” which I do, can realize the risk of allowing valuable information to be accessible over open networks, they why the flying eff couldn’t our intellectual and political betters?

15% of the WORLDS online data routed through China?

Tom Friedman is smiling maybe, but I sure as hell ain’t, nor should anyone else.

Via DailyMail, Don Surber is AWESOME!

UPDATE: I just edited a bunch of bad punctuation, and incorrect spelling.  Spell check makes me dumber than I already am.  Sure there is still flaws, but it was really bad before this update.

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Press, Arrogance, and Priveledge.

Posted by Wickedpinto on November 16, 2010

Obama was in Ozzy and made this statement.

“I knew it must have been an Australian because my folks never say thank you,” Obama said.

I think it was meant as a joke.  Unless I see video of him being petulant, I think he was just making a joke.  A lame and self serving, and completely unaware one, because the US press corps is like monica lewinsy after their first sample of a cuban cigar.  They are VERY thankful, they just don’t use words, while still expressing it with their mouths, there just isn’t any talking.

What gets my grits is this, in the commentary part of MRC/NB’s post.

At first glance, Obama’s comment reeks of arrogance. He seems to think that press access is a privilege, not a right, and that he is under no obligation to even speak to reporters.

Well, It IS arrogant, the US press are Obama’s bitches, and he knows it, why should he lie about something that is clearly true?

But the other arrogant people, are those who believe that press access is a “right.”  It’s not, it’s a privilege offered to the press to maintain constant communication to the masses, for the individuals advantage.  I would have LOVED! LOVED LOVED! Bush, in the middle of one of Thomas’s tirades turn to ari and say “yank her press credentials.”  I know if I were the executive I would have.

The Press is an enterprise, if it wasn’t I DEMAND that they donate all their profits to NPR. If it’s not a profit based enterprise, then donate all the profits to NPR.  Reduce the income of your SEVERAL 6 figure employees who are “serving” the nation.

The Press (as in an opportunity to say as you please) is a right, not access.  Access IS a privilege, not a right, and smug arrogant self centered people, including those on our side, need to realize, that all people may speak, and others may record them openly, that is different, but being invited, and accepted is not a right.

There is a “right to privacy” in a situation that involves 3 people, but only ONE of them has the right, the other two have no access, (If you don’t know what I’m talking about you don’t know much about cultural conservatism) but the press has a RIGHT to access?

What a stupid statement, and in line with the idea of elitist attitude.  MRC/NB should apologize for that wording.

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Joker Punks a Joke.

Posted by Wickedpinto on November 15, 2010

A lot of people are passing this around, so I don’t know who to give the H/T too, so just click the entire blog roll.

What I think about the Keith Olbermann thing, I mentioned earlier.  He’s a Joke, and should be fired, but not for the contributions, he should be fired because he’s a joker and a bully to people he ostensibly calls colleagues, and to more than half of the population of the nation he is trying to court.  He should also be fired for lying, for disobedience, for inflammatory unprofessional behaviour, for being a parasite on the moral of an entire station, for insulting every last person that doesn’t grant him the subservience he demands, but not for the contributions.

While reading that article, I actually found this line interesting.

Even those who admired Olbermann’s broadcasting skills felt that his behavior, such as making his staff leave notes outside his door rather than speaking to him, had gone too far.

First who admires his broadcasting skills other than Griffin and the people who owe their jobs to him, thanks to Griffin?

“Leaving notes outside his door.” is interesting.  A chain of command is necessary, it’s not like MSNBC is as microscopic as their ratings, so suggestions, idea’s, complaints and so on need to be handled in an orderly manner, but, Notes outside his door?

Also, I’m confident this was reported before the recession, what hardworking (I believe that the employee’s of MSNBC are hardworking) educated (I believe most of them are quite well educated) self respecting (seriously have my doubts after reading that quote) would put up with the blatant indifference keith clearly offers his “colleagues” and staffers?  Is it because having worked for MSNBC in the Olbermann Era is the equivalent of having been a member of the John Birch Society in University, where if you were, don’t even bother trying to get a federal judicial position?

That quote really left me kinda gobsmacked.  Especially reading the rest of the article and seeing just how weak the management was in caving to Olbermann.  Really a disgrace all around.

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Didn’t do this yesterday.

Posted by Wickedpinto on November 12, 2010

Because I’m a sentimentalist.  I feel quite strongly about some things.  This is a Cute as well as sad video, and I didn’t want to get all caught up in the “I Was” stuff.

But this vid from (I think) 4 years ago, is a sweet and kind and caring (rule of threes) reminder of why we should love those who served. (especially people who weren’t so poguey as me, I mean really?  I SOLDERED for your freedom? I was tourist compared to the ninja’s then and now.)

Found via Us as well as wizbang, no reason for link I think, it’s not about that.

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It’s always good.

Posted by Wickedpinto on November 11, 2010

Can’t stand either of them, but they are who they are, and it’s nice to see them do something like this for the troops.

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I’m torn about this.

Posted by Wickedpinto on November 11, 2010

Over at our old home, Gabe points out these ballots.  Gabe basically says he doesn’t like the polling gaming of the legal interpretations, and I agree, but at the same time, something that is counter to the express language of the election law was required by the Alaska supreme court to say that these people had to be given access to a list of write-ins.

First, how stupid do you have to be to not transcribe a name that is spelled out for you RIGHT EFFING THERE!?  (though I’ve done something like it a number of times, but I was drunk, check the detroit thread, where I completely invert the definition of gentrification even though I had the definition right in front of me.)  Also, If you look at too many of the ballots, who thinks it makes sense to write in cursive on an official document?  I NEVER do that, other than for a signature.

The thing that has me torn, is that I’m wondering how many alaskan “morons” there are, who might have read a bunch of posts, thought miller was a safe bet, and then decided to be sarcastic jackholes on election day, like Ace and Allah’s friend who voted for Allah Pundit, as a write in?  After all, the jokes about “queen liza Mukaziewski” were pretty rampant.

When culture, granted, a rather small one, has a proveable sarcastic bent, how can you interpret intent?  I think miller is valid on that.

But, I really don’t know, that’s a LOT of write in ballots.  I hope Miller wins, but would prefer that he won clean, not with a frankenesque manipulation of the system.

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White Dog

Posted by Wickedpinto on November 11, 2010

With all of the actors we don’t really remember, but sorta do, from the early mid 80’s.   It’s like a trip down memory lane, with racism and redemption, and a dog.

Found at Filmdrunk.

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Unexplained Missile in California

Posted by Viv on November 9, 2010

There is some disturbing news about a missile fired off the coast of California that has yet to be explained by anyone in the U.S. military.

I saw something similar to this recorded a while back and dug up the footage. Perhaps there is some relationship here.

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Don’t Know Much, (with audio)

Posted by Wickedpinto on November 8, 2010

This broad is a pedantic, irritating person.  She TRIES to be impartial, but you can tell that her inner liberal totalitarian hateful quato is taking charge.

Just read it.  I don’t even want to comment, because the degree of wrong in it makes me mad and I don’t like expressing myself when I’m mad.

Via Newsbusters.

 

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For Tushar, it’s an HP post

Posted by Wickedpinto on November 7, 2010

Harry Potter and the deathly hallows has a few new clips.

Found them at IO9, your location for daily dorkdom, I will only include one of the clips, don’t want to make all of our reader sterile from emasculation.

Gotta say, that while Daniel Radcliffe over emotes and is still a “child actor” in his performances, Rupert Grint seems to have grown into an actual performer.  Kinda impressed.  Also, Emma’s a biscuit, she legal yet?

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Here’s something the new congress can cut.

Posted by Wickedpinto on November 7, 2010

Governmental Organizations that are fundamentally hypocritical.

Seems like a fair start.

Tell me stop eating stuff, that you are telling me to eat, better yet, how about you stop telling me to do anything unless you are my mom, my wife, my employer or my Plt Commander, that seems like a fair layout for legislative temperance.

“If you wouldn’t let your mom, wife/husband(but we all know that women never listen  🙂 employer or Plt Commander tell you to do something in particular, then we shouldn’t pass any law that would ask someone to do something that their mom, wife/husband(yeah, husband, they are so full of authority) employer or Plt Commander wouldn’t ask them to do.”

I think I have a very confusing, and somewhat non-sensical campaign slogan there.

(needed to get the foul languaged header off of the top page.)

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Hey Bloomberg? Go Fuck Yourself.

Posted by Wickedpinto on November 7, 2010

Bloomberg shares some of that billion dollar Analysis.

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DADT and Sodomy.

Posted by Wickedpinto on November 6, 2010

R.C. Marsh, over at American Thinker, has this thing about DADT and includes something about the sodomy provision.  First, I want to ask, does fellatio and cunnilingus considered “Sodomy?”  If so, find someone in a happy relationship that hasn’t consisted of either delivering or receiving one of those, just saying, so no problem with that part.  Not to mention, there are some of those a little more experimental who engage in the more common definition without once being gay.  Just saying.

As for DADT, My curiosity is, why is the legislature doing anything other than the declaration of war as it applies to the military?  Isn’t it the express constitutional responsibility of the executive to handle the way in which the military is handled?  The congress can oversee the executive, but not the military directly.  Isn’t that correct?

Also, repeal of DADT automatically defaults to previous policy which would definitely reinstate actual “witch hunts,” since the status quo prior to DADT was to screen for homosexuality.  How is repeal DADT a good thing for gays, and why did it take a congressional passage to employ DADT to begin with?

Disclosure:  I know it’s a shocker, but at one time I served in the armed forces, and I knew gay servicemembers.  I didn’t give a damn, and I think most don’t, my concern has nothing to do with gays, everything with process.  Micromanaging jerkwads.

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Great Effing Interview

Posted by Wickedpinto on November 6, 2010

My favorite, is that the interpreter is not just translating the words, but the attitude.

It’s AWESOME!

Watch, “chilean elvis” be interviewed by, Dave, “The easily hateable” Letterman.

via: Agent Bedhead (who once had open blog access to Aces IIRC)

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I Dissagree.

Posted by Wickedpinto on November 5, 2010

MSNBC hired an idiot.  That isn’t the idiots fault.  It’s their managers.

I’ve lost positions because of my attitutude, and never been angry.  A little resentful, but not angry, but truth be told, I was a jerk at some times.

HOWEVER! let me say, Olberman is a false flag “anchorman”  and he’s also an idiot.  I dropped out of highschool and college, and _I_ know he’s an idiot.  Hell his use of the language is nothing better than a highschooler using the rule of three’s in each of his rants.  Olbermann is an idiot.

He’s so igsinificant I don’t bother to spell his name correctly.

Keith, call me out for a debate, it would be interesting.

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Was Christ a Socialist?

Posted by Wickedpinto on November 4, 2010

I always hate talking religion, simply because of my own personal beliefs, which basically don’t exist, but Alex Knapp at OTB puts this up.

Their closing line is.

But generosity to the poor is a fundamental Judeo-Christian principle, and it’s nonsensical to simultaneously believe that the country’s government is based on Judeo-Christian principles and then be opposed the government operating on those principles.

Well, I would say, WRONG.  The reason isn’t that I say Christianity doesn’t support charity, it does, to a great degree.  I DO say that Christ in the passages quoted (go there and read it, it’s not a big read) is talking precisely about charity.  What the government does isn’t charity, it’s coercion.  It’s actually kinda Ironic that I would be the one saying this, for anyone who knows me would agree about how unfit I am to speak on this, but even in the text of his second quote they prove their own point incorrect.   The young man of wealth was negotiating with The Christ and was given the terms of his contract for eternity, and decided he didn’t like the terms.  So after the young man of wealth turned down the offer and walked away, Jesus didn’t send peter to tackle the kid and take his wealth, he simply let the kid decide if he felt the exchange was a worthy use of his wealth, to which the kid apparently said no.   Sounds like a Contract to me, which is foundational to capitalism.  Young man of wealth kept his gold, but Jesus didn’t provide him the service.

Another quote from the bible, which seems quite non distribution of wealthy.

3Then Mary took about a pinta of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

4But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected, 5“Why wasn’t this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year’s wages.b6He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it.

7“Leave her alone,” Jesus replied. “[It was intended] that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial. 8You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me.”

See?  Even The Christ accepts charity, rather than taking it away from Mary and giving it to someone else.  That uncharitable prick, Jesus The Christ, didn’t he know that he was a redistributor of wealth?

I don’t write this for any reason other than that I friggen HATE people invoking scripture to rationalize their own personal social and political biases.

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