I Think I Should Name My House This

I just got an onslaught of work to do so to tide you over I offer three Canadian gents doing what they do best and mercy, this is something.

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Caturday – Amy Finds Freshly Laundered Sheets


This is flannel bedding that had just come out of the dryer. Well that’s just crack cocaine to a cat looking for a place to nap.

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The Tools of the Trade


Every job needs tools. Writing is no different. So in addition to the Internet this is the stack of books I rely on the most. There are other volumes but this is the what gets used the most. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is not a guide or reference book by any means but for one trying to maintain a certain tone to a weird west/dieselpunk epic it’s essential. The rest are just indispensable in my work.

Oh, and I’m about to crack the wrappers on my quarterly stock of incense. As I have noted before, it’s essential that my man cave smells like an old record store. Also, it irritates my wife. So I got that goin’ for me, which is nice.


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Back to Incoherent Screaming


Yep, the computer is back to its old tricks again. Thank you Windows 10 S for over-taxing the ancient CPU on this old Dell.


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Mandarin Mussolini’s New Look

Trump as Nixon

First it was the firing of Comey, then came today’s tweet about recording his dinner with the FBI director. Give me one fucking reason why this photoshop is not PERFECT!

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Objectification as an Act of Defiance

Tricia Helfer B&W

A few years ago SyFy ran this mini-series called Ascension. I wrote a somewhat negative review of it here. Each episode of the show had at least one gratuitous shot of actress Tricia Helfer’s bare bottom so I titled my review “Ascension – Featuring Tricia Helfer’s Ass”. There was no photo of the aforementioned butt in that review.

I check the stats on this site periodically and I am continually amazed that the post gets a viewer at least once a week and you know damn well it’s not because I’m ripping a mini-series on basic cable that no one remembers. Hell, I bet even Tricia Helfer forgot about it once she cashed the checks. Nope, it’s all because of those three magic words: Tricia Helfer Ass.

I wrote about this in a post about spam and site statistics two years ago. I thought the traffic for that post would eventually fade. Oh hell no. There’s still clueless gits mining the Internet and forgetting to just do a Google Image Search. Believe me, the woman was a model before becoming an actress and she even did a Playboy shoot. Finding a photo of her bare rear is something any ten-year-old boy on a smart phone can accomplish in three seconds. And yet they wander here, searching for those magical buns only to come across a stale rant on a TV series that only had a three night run. I am aghast.

So I am posting a photo of Ms. Helfer’s buttocks now without a post headline that waves to the Internet “over here, I’m over here.” I’m not even going to tag it with her name. Let’s just call it objectification as an act of defiance. And hat off and apologies to you Tricia. I hope you’re doing well.

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I Can Compute But Can I Comprehend?


Something happened to my desktop computer and I’m not really sure what it was. As I have documented here (perhaps documented here too often), my old Dell desktop is staggering to the finish line. Windows 10 about did it in, making the CPU spike an insane amount of time and thus freezing or pausing whatever is running on the system. It could be a video, a song, a game, working with Word, or with an Excel spreadsheet. The first three are irritating, the next two utterly unacceptable.

But since the last couple weeks – no problems. I don’t know if Windows Creator Update cleaned up whatever was doing it or this old Dell is just getting second wind before it crashes to earth once and for all. But it is working about as well as it did a couple years ago. I am knocking on wood every chance I get.

We can’t afford to replace any of the three ancient computers in this house. We can’t afford replacing anything in this house right now. I just took out an ancient box elder tree in the front yard and it is just not seeing a replacement. So this makes me feel good. I can now limit use of my laptop, which will prolong its measured life, and my aging hands welcome using just the ergonomic board instead of the laptop.

So the Dell and I are friends again. If I come back here screaming incoherently, you’ll know the reason why.

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