Catching a Nouvelle Vague For a Week

No Idea outcomes, but it’s my birthday tomorrow; just arrived up here today, will be here for 5-6 days, depending on when I feel like leaving. Family is coming up starting tomorrow. Lots. Haven’t seen my long haul truck driving baby bro in almost a year and I get weepy when I think about seeing...…Read More

Let Me Go All Homophobe On Your Butts

Ha, just realized the title has an implicit contradiction in terms. Oh, well. That Chick-fil-A post yesterday was off the cuff, stream of conscience…just a nagging itch, really. I got a pretty reasonable comment from a person who happens to like different genitals than I (assuming male, since ‘gay’ and not ‘lesbian’ was used). It’s...…Read More

Chick-fil-A Is Definitely Discriminating

Beyond the sin of having a really head shaking, Dumb-ass-Name, I merely recall some time ago flocks having ruffled feathers, squawking on and on—like they’d had their heads chopped off—about how the chain was interfering with various pecking orders…or something. There’s been one around here for some time and so I decided to check it...…Read More

Antagonism is the Opium of the People

Die Religion … ist das Opium des Volkes Wikipedia gives the basics in terms of origination. “Religion is the opium of the people” is one of the most frequently paraphrased statements of German economist Karl Marx. It was translated from the German original, “Die Religion … ist das Opium des Volkes” and is often rendered...…Read More

Help Some Kids Get A Library Book Grant

I’m generally immune to blegs asking me to vote for stuff online. Generally, that is. The wife unit gets dispensation. So, no, I’m not asking that you vote me the most curmudgeonly a-hole in this part of the blogosphere. Rather, I’m asking you to vote so my wife’s school gets $10,000 of private grant money...…Read More

The Hunt is On: Tiger Nuts, Per Grace Liu

It was interesting skimming Grace Liu’s latest post (part 6 of her Gish Gallop on how RS2 is gonna killz U—after making you fat, destroying your “ancestral core,” and giving you hamster gutz, among other very bad stuff), in spite of thousands of anecdotes to the contrary, including a couple of recent revelations of individuals stopping their...…Read More

Animal Farts Powder 1.0 Beta

  Part inspiration, part scouring around, part listening to some commenters, part total shot in the dark…I’ve made perhaps the 1st HUGE gut biome food designed with them in mind. May they blister your dreams. It’s 13 different powdered gut foods in one—from pectin to potato starch and mung bean; to FOS, psyllium, and a...…Read More

Hacking and Tweaking at Back Pain Day By Day

I’ve had a very multi-faceted epiphany this last weekish in terms of excruciating back, butt, hip, and leg pain that goes as far back as April last year (2014). It required confounding variables to be offered a clue, which I’m delighted to share and explain. …A brief historical synopsis. In April last, I was up...…Read More