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Tuesday, August 03, 2021

It may look harmless, or even peaceful, at first. But it is a demon in disguise. So now, drones are being called on to solve one of the most complex detection problems faced by Russia. Last year, Moscow alone spent an equivalent of $4.7 million to eradicate the toxic aliens from "contaminated" areas. read more

Saturday, July 31, 2021

We take a dive into some of the wildest and weirdest conspiracy theories surrounding Denver International Airport to see what's true and what's not. Does the New World Order (NWO) control the airport? Is the 'Blucifer' haunted and/or a sign of the apocalypse? Do gargoyles live there in an underground society? Are the runways shaped like a Nazi symbol? read more

Grab the world by the throat and browbeat it into four low monthly payments ... The Mozart of this method is no more. RIP, Ron Popeil, maestro of the late-night infomercial, Edison of the ersatz, who died July 28 in Los Angeles at 86. His survivors include untold thousands of plastic food dehydrators, vegetable slicers and vacuum-powered ashtrays moldering on basement shelves and in the far reaches of kitchen cupboards across the land. read more

Friday, July 30, 2021

The first woman to play the Time Lord will bow out in Autumn 2022, along with showrunner Chris Chibnall. Whittaker will star in a new six-part series later this year, and three specials next year, before she exits. read more

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

In Japan, bukkake udon is a traditional noodle dish that's especially popular in the summertime. The word "bukkake" refers to the "splashing" of the savoury broth. Yes, also means something else. Because of that... the noodle chain Marugame has renamed the dish at its US locations, calling it "B.K." read more


File this under things that should happen but obviously never will...


Babylon 5 showrunner J. Michael Straczynski has volunteered to take over from Doctor Whos Chris Chibnall after news of his exit broke recently.

"Yes. The supporters of the insurrection are desperate to downplay the significance of Jan 6th. They do this by trying to compare what happened that day to BLM riots. What happened on Jan hasn't happened in America for over one hundred years."

It's not downplaying what happened on Jan 6th to point out the similarities which do in fact exist between it and other violent protests. You want to not just downplay but completely deny any similarities. Namely, the similarities of those who either ignored the violence or implied it was justified because the respective protests were for "a good cause" (from their point of view), and the similarities of those who want all the protesters treated exactly the same way as those who committed the most violent acts or had intentions of mayhem.

I'm not in either of these categories, but it appears that you and a number of others here are in the latter, at least when it comes to Jan. 6...

"And ...
After witnessing the testimony of the officers that defended the capital that day I believe anyone who participated in any way, before during or after, in the attempt to overthrow our democracy on Jan 6th should get the maximum sentence allowed.

That's an emotional response. Like comparing the event to 9/11, or suggesting it's even more significant than 9/11 ("hasn't happened in America for over one hundred years.") There have been numerous attacks on the U.S. government over the past 100 years that were more severe than this one.

Accusing me of trying to "downplay" the clusterf*ck that happened on Jan 6 for pointing this out is also an emotional response. I believe that those who committed or organized violence on that day should be prosecuted aggressively. I also believe there were people on that day who were just there to demonstrate, like people who went to picket Bush's or Trump's inaugurations, and never expected they'd end up following a crowd into a restricted area of the Capitol. The guy who got 8 months after pleading guilty sounds like one of those people.

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