What the hell happened to that weekend? It really zipped by, and I’m pretty sure I wasn’t drunk for most of it…
Oh well. Let’s make the most of this crap-sundae of a day, and proceed with this week’s installation of the Great Mondaydact Browser Buster. And it’s a pretty packed one this week.
At Dawn Pine’s suggestion, this Great Mondaydact Browser Buster is dedicated to Larry Byrd:
Now, I don’t follow sportzball (obviously, unless Roger Federer happens to be playing), but I’m given to understand that he’s some sort of basketballist. I’ll let Dawn take it from here, since my commentary will be worse than useless – but the fact is that Larry Byrd’s story is pretty amazing:
Monday will be Larry Bird’s birthday. 64 years ago.
Part of a family of six siblings, he grew up poor. And I don’t mean today’s type of American poor – it was actually being poor. His parents divorced, and following that his dad committed suicide. That was when Bird was in high school. So you’ve got a white tall kid, poor with no dad. Doesn’t sound like a recipe to become one of the best ball players ever?
I won’t go into details, but this guy was both humble and witty. Also he can be recorded as maybe the best clutch player – he’s free throw average was 88.6%.
“Bird was the first player in NBA history to shoot 50% or better on field goals, 40% on three-pointers, and 90% on free-throws in a single NBA season while achieving the league minimum for makes in each category. He accomplished this feat twice.”
This means he was consistent like nobody has seen before.
As a cultural phenomenon he also appeared on TV and movies, as himself. Space Jam and Blue Chips come to mind, but he was also on Futurama and was referenced a lot on Cheers.
Also – he was coach of the year and executive of the year. No one had ever done that (see pic afterwards)
So, true to form, here are some awesome videos of Larry Byrd doing… whatever it is that basketballists do, I suppose:
I am of course being rather facetious. Larry Byrd is a living legend, especially given the fact that the NBA is almost completely dominated by giant Black dudes. He grew up dirt-poor and made good from his athletic talents and sharp wit. Good for him. Scroll down below to the pics section for some awesome memes from Dawn as well.
His Most Illustrious, Noble, August, Benevolent, and Legendary Celestial Majesty, the God-Emperor of Mankind, Donaldus Triumphus Magnus Astra, the First of His Name, the Lion of Midnight, may the Lord bless him and preserve him, certainly doesn’t look like the type of man who is worried about being a one-term President:
Judging by his rhetoric and the appointments that he has made in recent days, my guess is that he is preparing to cross the Potomac. After all, you don’t make appointments of trusted loyalists to a Defense Advisory Board in the last 6 weeks of your term, and fire a bunch of the existing people, if you plan to go quietly into the night.
Great forces are on the move in the world. And those forces are going to result in severe disruptions in the near future. Time to start buying stock in Air Pinochet, boys.
Props go to Longtime reader (actually, listener originally) and Friend of the Site (FotS) Magister Ludi for finding this one:
#BasedTucker is based:
Mark Dice admits to making a terrible, awful, dreadful, atrocious, horrible, no good, very bad mistake:
See, that is how you do satire.
Dave from Blue Collar Logic looks at two musicians doing the right thing in the face of an epic scamdemic:
And Jason explains how the traitors in the (((media))) basically tried to steal the election itself:
Bill Whittle and his buddies are mightily amused over the fact that local Black Looming Menace chapters are getting stiffed out of “donations” by the global BLM organisation:
Given that BLM was founded by actual Marxists, and given that this is exactly what ACTUAL MARXISTS DO, is anyone actually surprised?
Loads of great stuff from The Male Brain this week. We start with an amusing idea from Larry Elder about how getting Blacks to tip more will improve race relations – unless that’s now racist too:
A couple of funnies from JP Sears in the wake of the supposedly GREAT news about vaccines for the Kung Flu:
John Stossel explains how the government’s idiotic “War on Poverty” has had precisely the opposite effect than the one intended:
As Dawn said in his email – you can’t buy love, but you can buy good press. That’s usually a pretty good substitute.
Dawn was sure that this next video from Veritasium would send me off into a rant about the uselessness of modern “science” – and he was right:
As I keep telling the “I F***ING LOVE SCIENCE!!!” crowd, modern science is actually at least three, and probably four, different things:
- Scientage – the body of transparently testable knowledge;
- Scientody – the scientific method of experimentation and observation;
- Scientistry – what scientists actually do, i.e. the profession of science;
- Scientism – the dogma of science, i.e. the believe that only SCIENCE is a legitimate way of understanding the world
Basically, research like that referenced in the video above confuses (4) for (2). And this is a very, very stupid mistake.
The Reproducibility Crisis in modern science is a very real, very severe problem. Science is NOT a foolproof method of understanding the world. Scientists are NOT infallible wise experts. And those who fetishise these things are morons, pure and simple.
Sort of related – the gigantic-ass Arecibo telescope’s 900-ton instrument platform fell 450 straight down and smashed the shit out of the dish below earlier this week:
That is actually pretty sad. This radio telescope was a real achievement in astrophysics and cosmology. It even featured in a couple of movies – including Goldeneye in 1995. A lot of money, effort, and resources went into building and maintaining that thing. And now it’s all gone and done. Pity, really.
Paul Ramsey has a whole bunch of predictions for 2021, and they aren’t good:
China Uncensored looks at Xinnie-the-Pooh’s latest round of saber-rattling, along with lots of funny stories coming out of the Middle Kingdom (that just so happened to unleash a deadly disease upon the entire world and crippled the global economy…):
America Uncovered investigates whether the God-Emperor could still win (spoiler alert: F**K YES HE CAN!!! He just needs to march a few Marine Expeditionary Units over the Potomac to do it):
Jared Taylor from American Renaissance looks at the shearing apart of the entire USA into camps that absolutely hate each other:
He is absolutely right. The Left hates people like you and me. And yes, we hate them. It’s well past time that we admit this fact.
Some would argue that this is un-Christian. That’s idiotic. We are commanded to hate EVIL. We are required to stand against it.
And the reality, the absolutely inescapable conclusion, is that the modern Left is EVIL beyond description.
Terrence Popp has a hard-edged message of hope and strength in these dark times:
Switching gears a bit – here’s a hugely entertaining and very enjoyable presentation on the mystery of the origins of life by Dr. James Tour, which was in last week’s post about how God plays with seriously loaded dice:
Dr. Tour is a fascinating character. He is a man of incredible intellect and achievement. He’s got a brain the size of a planet. And he’s amazingly accomplished in multiple scientific fields – synthetic organic chemistry, nanotechnology, and a bunch of others.
But he himself will tell you that his greatest achievement in life is the fact that he accepted Jesus Christ as Lord. He is literally an actual Judaeo-Christian. The term describes precisely men like Dr. Tour – Jews who become Christians. That is the correct and legitimate usage of the term, which is why I get so riled up when even well-meaning Christians that I greatly admire, misuse it to refer to a common system of morality.
David Wood, Apostate Prophet, and Islam Critiqued all put out videos pretty much at the same time, which was TOTALLY NOT A COINCIDENCE, explaining why converting to Islam might just be the single dumbest decision you ever make:
Islam – NOT EVEN ONCE, bro.
It’s actually worse than meth. At least with meth, the chemical process used to create the stuff is well known and understood. With islam, the closer you look, the more ridiculous the whole edifice seems. Their origin stories keep changing and their own traditions are full of massive self-contradictions that directly refute what their top apologists have claimed throughout the centuries.
Simply put, Islam is a man-made faith that is a poor imitation and outright heresy of the True Faith.
Related – Dr. Jay Smith from Pfander Films offers a superb 30-minute breakdown of 6 areas where Islam always fails and Christianity always works:
I’m going to do a podcast about this soon to go over some of the new material that has emerged over the last couple of months. This year was definitely one of the worst in living memory – possibly THE worst – but in the field of Christian polemics and Islamic criticism, these are very happy days.
Midnight’s Edge is happy to report that Star Trek 4 – from the Bad Reboot franchise set – is still very much dead in the womb:
This sounds bad, until you go back and look at the last three Trek films and two series. The “Kelvin Timeline films” are considered garbage, with the notable exception of Karl Urban’s performances within them. Star Trek: Discovery is hated by the fans, and rightly so. And the less said about Star Trek: Lower Decks, the better, really.
I’m not generally a big fan of female CEOs and executives. But this Emma Watts character appears to have her head screwed on straight.
Overlord Dicktor Van Doomcock looks at the panic engulfing Hollyweird as Warner Bros. completely upends their entire business model by simultaneously releasing films in theatres and on streaming platforms:
There was a time when Warner Bros., under Jack Warner – a patriotic but somewhat self-contradictory Jew who loved America, by the way, who gave a certain no-name actor by the name of Ronald Wilson Reagan a shot at fame and fortune – actually promoted solid American values. That time is long past. But it is somehow fitting that Warner Bros. is now tearing down the entire system that it did so much to create in the first place.
Gary from Nerdrotic has more on the same situation, and on various films currently in production:
Hollyweird is absolutely in the shitter right now. And that is a VERY GOOD THING.
Most of us would like nothing better than to see the whole of the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles razed to the ground and that same ground sown with salt so that nothing can ever grow there again. That is wishful thinking right now – but it might not be for much longer. The divisions tearing America apart will ensure that Commiepornia in general, and Los Assholes in particular, will be right at the front of the line for extreme disruption.
The Drinker asks an important and highly relevant question – and looks at how film studios and comic book publishers completely cock up the answer:
Your “Science is F***ING WEIRD” moment of the week is from Dawn Pine, and looks at how scientists are using AI to solve very complicated problems in biology:
A long-standing and incredibly complex scientific problem concerning the structure and behaviour of proteins has been effectively solved by a new artificial intelligence (AI) system, scientists report.
All those incremental advancements were about much more than mastering recreational diversions, however.
In the background, DeepMind’s researchers were seeking to coax their AIs towards solving much more fundamentally important scientific puzzles – such as finding new ways to fight disease by predicting infinitesimal but vitally important aspects of human biology.
Now, with the latest version of their AlphaFold AI engine, they seem to have actually achieved this very ambitious goal – or at least gotten us closer than scientists ever have before.
For about 50 years, researchers have strived to predict how proteins achieve their three-dimensional structure, and it’s not an easy problem to solve.
The astronomical number of potential configurations is so mind-bogglingly huge, in fact, that researchers postulated it would take longer than the age of the Universe to sample all the possible molecular arrangements.
Nonetheless, if we can solve this puzzle – known as the protein-folding problem – it would constitute a giant breakthrough in scientific capabilities, vastly accelerating research endeavours in things like drug discovery and modelling disease, and also leading to new applications far beyond health.
That problem of protein-folding is something that Dr. James Tour referenced in his hilariously awesome talk above. The number of possible ways to fold a protein is, indeed, mind-boggling. A simple protein can be configured in literally TRILLIONS of different ways.
As for using AI to figure out the problem, though – well, I’m pretty sure that this is how the Great Machine Uprising might start…
Your long read of the week is an article from The Unz Review that both Dawn Pine and I came across independently, and is all about how the supposedly “miraculous” Kung Flu vaccines are actually a horrible idea:
The new Covid vaccines will make billions of dollars for the big pharmaceutical companies, but here’s what they won’t do:
1. The vaccines will not cure Covid
2. The vaccines will not prevent people from contracting Covid
3. The vaccines will not prevent Covid-related hospitalizations
4. The vaccines will not prevent Covid-caused deaths
Now, I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “If the vaccine does not protect me from getting Covid (or dying from Covid), then why should I take it?”
And the answer is: “You shouldn’t. It makes no sense at all, especially in view of the fact that new vaccines pose considerable risks to one’s health and well-being.
“Risks,” you say? “No one said anything about risks. I thought this wonderful new Covid cure was entirely risk-free; just take the jab and– Presto– life goes back to normal.”
Wrong. There are risks, significant risks that the media and the medical establishment have papered-over with their ridiculous Happy Talk about “miracle” vaccines. But all of this is just public relations hype designed to hoodwink people into injecting themselves with a dubious substance that does NOT do what it’s supposed to do, and which DOES pose serious long-term risks to one’s health.
The whole article is well worth reading. We all need to understand one thing very, very clearly. These COVID vaccines were created using untested technology, for a type of virus (coronavirus) for which a successful vaccine has NEVER BEFORE been invented.
Furthermore, my own personal sources tell me that Pfizer, the company that developed the first of these vaccines, has a very “fast and loose” corporate culture when it comes to research. When you combine that with the fact that the US government has essentially backstopped all risk from developing and deploying this drug, you have some very messed-up incentives to bring a dangerous and untested product to market with NO consequences whatsoever for the company itself.
This is true for all of the companies developing these vaccines worldwide. When you combine this with the fact that the world leaders in actual vaccine production, GSK and Merck, have been almost completely silent on the subject of whether a Kung Flu vaccine is even possible, you have a very, very scary situation.
I am NOT against vaccines. The principle of vaccination makes good sense and it absolutely works. But I am against an untested, potentially dangerous, and likely ineffective vaccine being forced upon me and anyone else.
Don’t take this vaccine if you can avoid it. If you absolutely have no choice, take the Russian Sputnik-V vaccine instead. I’m serious. At this point, I trust the Russkies far more than I trust either American or British companies and their governments.
Linkage is good for you:
- Those mysteeeeeeerious monoliths are popping up all over the place now, which indicates that we may yet see the birth of the Star Child – and that would suck because Jupiter would turn into a second sun and all that jazz (read the books);
- Micah Curtis from RT points out an obvious truth that the Catholic Church absolutely does not need a woke Pope – indeed, I consider him to be a Fake Pope at this point;
- Mr. Paleoconservative, Pat Buchanan, explains that imposing “red lines” in international relations actually increases the risk of war, and I think he’s absolutely right;
- Anyone dumb enough to think that Australia is a free country should read this story about how authorities seized a child and labelled her parents abusive for refusing hormone therapy to turn her into a “boy”;
- I didn’t really want to go into more detail about crazy trannies, but just read this story and this one and draw your own conclusions about whether these people, and their enablers in the f******g media, are crazy or not;
- The Roosh V forum has an interesting thread up about black-market solutions popping up to provide free citizens with workarounds for incredibly cack-handed state rulings about vaccinations and Kung Flu tests;
- Another thread from the RVF about whether it’s a good idea to date and marry women from broken families – my take on it is, “generally a terrible idea, but use discernment and judgement and go case-by-case”;
- Apparently the mother who lured a 14-year-old boy to have sex with her didn’t realise he was under 16 – and she was cleared of child abuse charges because the victim wasn’t exactly a poor innocent child either;
- Following on from the same story – that woman is now starting up an OnlyFans account to cash in on her experience, which will come as absolutely no surprise when you look at her;
- Let’s keep things nice and classy here by looking at how boobs have changed in the (smutty) public mind over the past 70 years or so;
- Prince Harry of Woketopia really needs to stop eating the Half-Blood Princess’s vegan muffin-topping, because he’s rapidly descending into self-parody at this point;
- The NHS is not happy about the nurse who quit the hallowed and sainted service claiming that she did sod-all and called the scademic exactly what it is;
- Gregory Hood offers up his thoughts on an interesting-sounding book that takes a very contrarian view of American history and argues that American life is bland and unsatisfying;
And some more from Dawn Pine:
- The Russians are now selling mobile radar arrays to Dirt World countries that can detect stealth fighters, or so their marketing bumpf says – both Dawn and I feel another “turducken roast” coming on, which might happen later this week;
- And in other news, companies are refusing to report Kung Flu deaths if they don’t have to, because of the dire consequences for doing so – I mean, it’s not THAT hard to figure out, even for a whorenalist;
- Evidently the Captain Save-a-Ho impulse is getting smashed in the West, much to our delight, because the petition to get the batshit-crazy bisexual Amber Heard axed from Aquaman 2 has now reached over 1.5 MILLION signatures;
- Skynet is now being taught to figure out how to summarise research papers in a single sentence – oh this is going to go GREAT, for sure…;
- Worldwide measures against the Kung Flu have been both stupid and extreme, but nobody does stupid AND extreme better than the loony Norks;
- As people on YouTube have been saying for a while now, Islam absolutely is a religion of peace – because if you disagree with or insult it, you will rest in peace;
- Age and experience trump youth and enthusiasm once again, especially when it comes to working from home and dealing with the burnout that comes with that;
- Ellen Page now wants to be known as Elliot, perhaps because she/he/it hasn’t gotten as much attention as zhe wanted of late – she starred in something called The Umbrella Academy on Netherflix, which apparently is just… okay;
- If there is one thing that the Hilldebeast is less qualified to opine on than what it takes to be President, that thing is almost surely what it takes to be a good, kind, loving, and caring mother;
- The next time you hear someone weep great big crocodile tears about how “Islamophobic” Western universities are, just follow the money and the bribes and you’ll quickly realise that this is a giant smokescreen designed to hide corruption;
- Lessons from the recent sex scandal where an MEP got caught – well, don’t get caught, use your diplomatic immunity, spread into 3 rooms with 10 people per room and THEN swing, and of course, “do as I say, not as I do”;
- If you ever wanted a good reason to ban China’s TikTok from all Western app stores, here’s one – and the generation that grew up with this shit is seriously screwed;
- The tl;dr version of this science article basically says that females in other species send their males into battle, bang the other side’s males, do their best to minimise harm to themselves, and then pretend nothing happened afterwards;
- Google Chrome will stop working on WinDOZE 7 very soon, which is a real tragedy because that’s THE best version of that horrid platform ever made, and Google is definitely going to use this as a chance to grab yet more market share;
The Neo-Tsar is not about to let some computer take over his job:
Artificial intelligence (AI) may be the defining technology for the next several decades, but it shouldn’t be entrusted to govern a nation – “at least not yet,” President Vladimir Putin has told a curious digital assistant.
Putin seemed somewhat puzzled by the trick question, which was voiced by Athena, an assistant algorithm developed by the Russian bank Sber.
“I hope not … at least not yet,” he said, when Athena asked him if an AI robot could be a president.
He added: “All those components are extremely important in people who [other] people entrust with taking and implementing decisions on behalf of a nation.”
Occasionally, leaders need to make seemingly irrational decisions based on emotional considerations, because they serve “living people, not machines,” Putin said. But, of course, AI can be a valuable tool – even a teacher – for anyone, including a head of a state.
A robot for President… you mean, like Hillary Clinton?
Actually, that’s an unfair comparison. The Hilldebeast is a Satanic creation who looks like she eats brains for breakfast and sounds like nails across a blackboard. She strikes me as the living embodiment of evil – and if you look at her face and body, you can see the impact that evil has had upon her physiology.
History lessons of the week:
Your Great Man of the Week is the Desert Fox himself, Erwin Rommel:
Some of my favourite HALO music to keep the mood up:
Wazzocks gonna wazzock:
Kitchen Nightmares with the Angry Scot:
Pics, guns, girls, starting with a few from Dawn Pine related to this week’s theme, with paraphrased commentary from him:
Is that true? Dunno, but sounds plausible.
Apparently that happened many, many times.
Somehow we don’t recall attending that class…
“Paging the Burn Unit, victim inbound with severe trauma…”
Hard work combined with a quick mind and real talent beats pure talent every time.
Apparently that one absolutely happened. Dude was a legend. I have no doubt that he had pussy catapulted at him, but he clearly knew how to think with his big head first.
That movie did have SOME funny moments – but not many.
All right, time for some memes, starting with pastors and church:
I’ve seen an actual dog about that big in Moscow – a gigantic Caucasian Shepherd dog (Кавказская Овчарка), which is a breed of dog specifically designed to hunt freakin’ BEARS. Trust me when I say this: when you see something the size of AN ACTUAL BEAR coming at you, in the shape of a dog, you WILL be very grateful for the presence of high iron bars between it and you.
General, I think ALL of us are going to say the same thing before very much longer…
Headlines of the week indicate that Floriduh Man is gettin’ fed up of downed power lines in his neck of the woods:
Your “Noxious Emission” moment of the week:
Your “HUH?!?” moment of the week:
Your “Star Child” moment of the week:
Your “Do Not Waste Your Time Searching for All Those Wasted Beers” moment of the week:
Your “Unleash the Beef!” moment of the week:
Your “When Pig Guts Fly” moment of the week:
This next one is just pure poetic justice. Read it and weep – from the sheer awesomeness:
Shirts for introverts:
There are two kinds of people – those who think that DIE HARD is a Christmas movie, AND THOSE WHO ARE WRONG.
This next one has a very particular poignancy to it:
Yeah, not gonna lie – as much as I absolutely LOATHE the Devil Mouse Wars trilogy, that makes me pretty emotional.
Students of philosophy, this one is for you:
Your Dog of the Week is the
Your aminules are adorkable moment of the week:
And also your some endangered species are NOT NEARLY ENDANGERED ENOUGH moment of the week, to balance things out, from the same channel as the Manul (see what I did there?):
Your Gym Idiot of the Week features Tybrone the Fitness Halfwit attempting to pick up girls, which goes about as well as you might expect – with the added benefit of acerbic and witty commentary from The
Troll Trap Lord:
And now, pray silence, gentlemen, for an epic display of power and strength by a great specimen of Gymbeasticus liftheavyshitus in the wild:
Buakaw Beatdown of the Week:
Jesus loves knockouts – especially when the ref decides to get in on the action:
A friend of mine sent this video from Jomboy Media, of a fight in Russia, involving a 139lb woman (who doesn’t really look like a woman) against a 450lb man (who is basically just the PIllsbury Doughboy in real life), locked in a cage fight in Russia, of all places. And… uh… umm… y’know what, just watch this insane video:
All I can say is that it’s a good thing that my friend and I both have a similar sense of humour.
Synthwave for a FLAWLESS VICTORY:
Before we get to the Instathot, I want to give special props to longtime reader and Friend of the Site MrUNIVAC, a fellow HALOniac who was impressed by the
soulless ginger stunning Ukrainian redhead (with wonderful giant boobs and nice wide hips) that I found for last week’s browser killer. Apparently he has actually produced a kid with red hair, even though he himself is not a redhead. I asked him what the proper nomenclature is for a ginger kid who is the product of a ginger and a non-ginger.
This was his response:
Well played, sir, well played. “Daywalkers”, indeed.
Actually, once you realise that the genes for very fair skin, red hair, and assorted similar points are recessive traits, you will quickly realise that the odds of a non-redhead and a redhead producing a ginger kid, are really quite long.
And yes, redheads are women on “Hard Mode”. In HALO terms, they are what we call “playing on Legendary”.
Given what I know of Slavic women – which is a lot, by this point – dating, marrying, and especially having children with a Slavic redhead is basically “life on Mythic”. This is, again, a HALO term, which essentially means “playing on Legendary with all skulls on”, also known as “LASO”.
In case you’ve never had this… er… wonderful experience, that is just about the most miserable way that you can spend a Saturday afternoon.
BUT – when you finally pull off an epic headshot kill against a M!@#$%^F!@#$%^G Elite Zealot that you had to engage in melee combat simply to recharge your shields, and who has been shucking and jiving and sliding around and dodging everything that you’ve thrown at him with overcharged shields and double the health and extreme accuracy in return fire who has sent you to the beginning of the freakin’ level like 10 times in a row and is fighting you on a tilted surface…
Then, life is good, indeed.
That’s what it’s like with a Slavic woman when she’s happy and contented.
You might have to put in a lot of effort to get there, but it’s worth the trouble.
And at long last here is your Instathot to get your week off to a good start. Her name is Malia Moon Yee, who as far as I can tell is in her mid-twenties and hails from Los Angeles, CA. She’s quite an interesting character. She is a model and stunt actress based in Las Vegas, who has been in some really-for-real movies (well, D-movies, one of which stars the Greatest Douchebag Alive, Steven Seagal himself). Apparently she does martial arts in her “spare time” – but I think she’s already had one amateur fight (which she lost by TKO in Round 1 due to punches).
Put simply, she’s highly flexible, in great shape, has exceptional looks (though I’d say her sister is much hotter), and enjoys personal fitness and martial arts. If it weren’t for the tattoos – of which she has FAR too many – I’d say that she has most of the attributes that I approve of in a woman.
OK, gents, show’s over, off to the trenches with you.