A Little Bit of Jeffro

A Little Bit of Jeffro

Since Jeffro often posts odd thoughts to Google+ and not just to his own (less and less frequently posted) blog or the Castalia House blog, so odd bits of wisdom often slip in that don’t show up elsewhere. That’s fine, but one thing came up that should be seen by other people, so… Jeffro, after looking back at the last month of his working on fitness: * My fitness philosophy: get your butt to the gym… three days a week… for 45 minute workouts… even if it’s just to sit on the curb to smoke a cigarette during that time. Read more »

No Spoilers?

No Spoilers?

Bradford Walker discusses using spoilers as a method to avoid wasting time on crap. In many cases, the summaries are sufficiently thorough that I can discuss the work in question with people who’ve consumed it and not miss a beat. (This is a reliable tell regarding the work in question, and often of its fandom.) Letting others talk has done far more to tell me that I was right to go with the spoiler and skip it than to convince me otherwise. Using spoilers as a screen allows me to avoid most of the crap. At first I was surprised Read more »

Girl Friday

Girl Friday

Time for the weekend. "Stop saying yes to shit that you hate", so that's what I did, and that's why I'm here 👆🏼 📸 by @stevebitanga 💄 by @emilyhachebeauty A post shared by Sara Underwood (@saraunderwood) on Jul 21, 2017 at 3:20pm PDT Cheersing with @jessicakillings to the ending of a great trip with @timothysykes, the crew, and all his millionaire students. I learned a lot, super inspiring, and had a TON of fun! 📸 by @stevebitanga 👙 from @wantmylook A post shared by Sara Underwood (@saraunderwood) on Jul 20, 2017 at 8:54am PDT Dear ocean, thank you for making Read more »

Based Shatner

Based Shatner

William Shatner of Star Trek fame has, in addition to his work on Star Trek, his Star Trek work after the show, his other TV shows, one of the most memorable Twilight Zone characters, and a few reasonably OK Sci Fi novels, has also shown a willingness to stand up to PC nonsense that other cast members notably have not. So recently he’s punched back against the idiots ruining the already smoking wreckage of Star Wars. Yes, he punched back at Chuck Wendig. That’s not the only SJW doing work for Star Wars that’s punched at Shatner, and Shatner–showing that Read more »

Cars

Cars

Peter Grant has published two pieces the auto industry, and the issues it’s likely to see in the near future. From “Proof the US Auto Industry is in Serious Trouble“: We’ve already seen how the US auto industry (and Europe’s, too, for that matter) is threatened by a tidal wave of vehicles coming off lease over the next few years, as well as technological obsolescence.  Used car prices are predicted to drop by as much as 50% over the next few years, which will undoubtedly force new car prices to decrease as well – otherwise few will be willing to Read more »

Be Afraid. aka The Children Are the Future

Be Afraid. aka The Children Are the Future

The elft is going nuts over the boy scouts, 40k strong, cheering the president on at the national jamboree: Trump could barely make it through his prepared speech as it was regularly interrupted by shouts from the audience. One scout yelling “I love you” to the president sent the crowd into the aforementioned chant. Trump applauded their efforts and asked, “Did President Obama ever come to a Jamboree?” The crowd jeered loudly and Trump promised to come back again. They’re terrified. That’s 40 thousand kids, many of whom will grow up not being leftists and good little progs. Some hilights of Read more »

Dunkirk, and Other Things

Dunkirk, and Other Things

First, saw Dunkirk on Friday, because Nolan. Not much to add to the commentary I’ll link to, but it is an excellent movie. Nolan not only explores his fascinationwith time and playing with it, but immerses us in a tight, visceral story of men trying to survive, and if not drawing victory from the jaws of defeat, then salvation and hope from the jaws of utter annihilation. I’m becoming convinced between the Batman movies, Interstellar, and Dunkirk, that, while Nolan has certainly avoided signaling “I’m not a liberal” (hey, look at the people in his movies and some of them Read more »

Hammers and Sickles

Hammers and Sickles

Standing behind a banner with a hammer and sickle is no better nor any different than standing behind a banner with the swastika. – Jordan Peterson The other day I was walking through a parking lot near a client’s office when I stumbled into an older car that caught my eye (because I have one, so of course I noticed it) and as I walked past, I saw a familiar logo stickered onto the dashboard. Turns out this southeastern state does indeedy have an Antifa organization. So I started doing some digging. Soon enough I dug up the respective facebook Read more »

One Soul at a Time

One Soul at a Time

The Didact writes on how taking the red pill has saved souls and lives, and may yet save civilization. Perhaps the most severe consequence of “taking the red pill”, or “waking up”, or whatever you prefer to call it, is that you usually undergoes a deep personal crisis in which just about every core belief that you have ever held comes into question. I’ve written about this before; as with everything else in life, choices have consequences, and the consequences can be deeply unpleasant at first. You will lose friends. You will alienate family members. You will antagonise your colleagues Read more »