Well, that was an… INTERESTING week, eh, boys?
Bad news is that the coming week probably will not be any better. But the GOOD news is that the Great Mondaydact Browser Crusher is here to make it all a bit better. And were going to start with some good stuff from Felix Rex about the end of empires:
All of this is quite appropriate given that we are watching the collapse of multiple empires around the world before our very eyes.
The American Empire is unravelling at breathtaking speed. The very same insane foreign policy that so successfully and terribly destabilised nations around the world, has now come home to the USA itself. And you can see how effective that destabilisation is in an empire which is no longer cohesive or coherent, and in which the various constituent pieces absolutely hate each other. This is very much to the good. The American Empire was never sustainable – but the American NATION, which consists of White America, is very much alive and well. It simply needs to reassert itself. Which it will, one way or another.
The European Union is also falling apart, though its death spiral is not quite as readily apparent. Brexit was only the beginning. Numerous nations within the EU construct are itching to break away. And they will, one way or another. I very much agree with Nigel Farage when he says that there wont be an EU in 10 years time.
Even China is under strain. Most people do not realise that China is not one homogeneous nation. It is actually anywhere between 5 and 7 different nations held together by the threat and actual use) of force by the CCP, which is a Han Chinese organisation and represents the interests of the Han above all else. But China is now splintering along economic, racial, and linguistic lines. Manchuria, Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang, Tibet, and to a lesser extent Sichuan are all attempting to assert their own national identities.
The Chinese themselves have a phrase for this: “The nations that are apart must unite; the empire that is united must come apart”. No empire lasts forever. Empires always end because their foundations are always unsustainable. It is our great misfortune, and our great gift, to live through this era of imperial unravelling.
If we learn our lessons properly from this collapse, we might just avoid making the same mistakes that our forebears did in believing that empires are sustainable. They quite plainly are not. So lets stop pretending otherwise.
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, gave a heckuva good speech to the Heroes of the Hill on Wednesday:
It’s easy to feel and be demoralised right now. I understand why people feel downbeat and unhappy. Watching the man that we supported for so long do nothing in the face of endless and truly appalling attacks – which have gone from ridiculous to downright INSANE of late – is extremely hard. It’s even harder to bear the thought of seeing the corrupt and downright evil ruling class win outright. Big Tech, the Deep State, and the Swamp clearly think that they have the upper hand.
They’re probably right – at least, at the moment.
Will the God-Emperor win in the end? We’re about to find out. But don’t lose hope and keep your faith strong. We’ll get through this, one way or another.
#BasedTucker is based:
Cucko Rubio. What a f***ing tool. Pathetic weak-kneed spineless cucks like him are emblematic of everything wrong with the American system right now.
Before we go any further, I have to put in an In Memoriam section here. One of my absolute favourite metal heroes from my teenage years is dead:
Laiho died in his home in Helsinki last week. The 41-year-old had suffered from long-term health issues leading up to his death.
Laiho and drummer Jaska Raatikainen founded CHILDREN OF BODOM in 1993, and the band was one of the most internationally acclaimed metal acts in Finland up until their very last farewell concert in December of 2019. Last year, Alexi put together BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT, which recorded three songs and shot one music video, to be released posthumously.
Besides CHILDREN OF BODOM, Laiho had played in such acts as WARMEN, SINERGY, KYLÄHULLUT and THE LOCAL BAND. Awarded with a Metal Hammer Golden God and several other international prizes, the guitarist was also the main star, leading a group of one hundred guitar players at the Helsinki Festival in 2015 in “100 Guitars From Hel” — a massive concert piece he composed.
I’m not too surprised that he died after a long battle with his health. It’s been known for years that Alexi Laiho, like many Finns, had a serious drinking problem. Those problems had been affecting his sobriety and ability to perform on stage, which is why the rest of the band separated from him.
But when I saw that he’d died in the first place, I felt like I’d been gut-punched. I loved his music and I’m shocked that he’s gone.
One of my favourite metal albums of all time is CHILDREN OF BODOM’s Follow the Reaper. I got it as a gift from my best friend from childhood shortly after I I moved to Australia. I didn’t quite “get it” at first, but in the years since I’ve come to really appreciate it. That is one solid album.
So here, in memory of Alexi Laiho, are a few of COB’s best songs:
Mark Dice‘s videos are under heavy censorship and redaction now – his video about the Storming of the Capitol was deleted by YouTube, so we’re stuck with some of his videos about Biden and China:
Well, Mark, it was nice knowing you. I hope we get to see his videos on BitChute now.
Indeed, that’s probably going to be the case for the Great Mondaydact Browser Buster in future. A lot of these YouTube segments will go away simply because people on the Right are being deplatformed right now, and a lot more will be in the near future.
We’ll manage regardless. They can’t stop the signal. They have tried for years to suppress and squelch us, and they’re still failing. It’s going to be a LOT of fun to see the surprise, fear, and horror on their faces when their policies blow up in their faces.
Dave from Blue Collar Logic offers up some “good bad news” about how his buddy Jason caught the Coof and how he was exposed himself:
And speaking of Jason – he seems fine now, and he’s back with his thoughts about the Hillclimb:
He points out a very clear problem with the presstitute narrative – the Capitol police let people in. They didn’t exactly storm the Hill – though it’s a funny meme.
His video serves, yet again, as a timely reminder that you CANNOT believe anything that the whorenalists tell you.
Indeed, somebody please explain to me why I’m wrong to call for expedited military tribunals for the whorenalists, given that they themselves are responsible for whipping up hysteria and frenzy and causing people to lose their jobs, livelihoods, and even lives, over FAKE narratives.
Bill Whittle and his buddies are not impressed by the failures of the scientists to get the !!SCIENCE!!!!!111!!! right and keep their noses out of politics:
The Male Brain is back with lots of good stuff this week. We start with a Wisecrack take on the Christian apologetic film God’s Not Dead:
I’ve seen the film several times. I liked it. Certainly it is cheesy and corny, as Christian films tend to be. And yes, the plot is forced, the dialogue is awkward, and the exposition is clunky.
But if you look at the arguments that the movie is making, the core is solid.
Atheists just don’t know how to argue very well. (There are some excellent exceptions.) They are capable of living very moral lives – many atheists live exemplary lives and some of them are far more moral and upright than many so-called Christians. But they reject God not out of commitment to some kind of higher truth, but out of sheer emotional stubbornness. For more on that, scroll down to the Frank Turek video below.
Film Theory offers up convincing proof that some people just have way too much time on their hands in an excellent video about the Tincanic:
Veritasium offers us a video that we can only describe using the term, “COOL BEANS!”:
JP Sears continues to kill it:
If you’re wondering WTF the whole Hillstorm thing was all about, JP has a full breakdown for you:
John Stossel explains why parenting involves a LOT of delayed gratification – Dawn’s response, as a parent, is “CAN CONFIRM”:
Another one from The ‘Stache about whether the latest wave of peace talks in the Middle East is actually a sign of good things to come:
Larry Elder is here with a segment about a hypocritical politician, thereby giving us your, “YOU DON’T F***ING SAY!!!” moment of the week:
CULT TENNIS looks at the 4 times in which female tennis players faced off against male ones:
Johnny Mac was absolutely right to say that Serena Williams would be ranked about 700th in the world if she played on the men’s tour. If anything, he was being extremely generous. Serena’s skills are actually quite limited and she can be beaten easily by most men simply because of the advantages that men have in speed, power, depth perception, and technique. You’ll see this repeatedly on tennis courts around the USA. Elite-level female tennis players routinely take on amateurs and low-ranked male players in “friendly” matches, and they routinely get their (not particularly shapely) butts handed to them.
There are a number of reasons for this. For one, the women’s game requires a MUCH lower level of technique and fitness than the men’s game. Not ONE of the top female players can match Nadal, Djokovic, or (THE GOAT) Federer for physical fitness and technique. None of them come anywhere close. Serena herself looks more and more like a heffalump with every passing day.
As for that “legendary” Battle of the Sexes match between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King – no one has really ever managed to conclusively debunk the theory that Riggs threw the match to cover his gambling debts.
The simplest way to settle the whole issue is to simply let women play on the men’s tour – and then watch as they are systematically massacred in every single match that they play.
Which, of course, is precisely why the WTA talks constant nonsense about the need for equal pay between men and women, but never actually does the one thing that would put the proposition to the test.
Paul Ramsey offers his take on the Storming of the Hill:
PJW is back, and absolutely spitting fire about the sheer stupidity of the #Lockdown4EVA strategery (no, not a typo):
Lord Razor of the Fist Clan is thrilled at the fact that the Arizona GOP(e) is finally getting the message about the need to get rid of the awful stench left by the rotting corpse of neocuck John McCain:
Sydney Watson from the Land Down Under – though her accent has become quite weird after spending so much time in Freedomland – offers up her perspective on the Beta Male Black Hole that is OnlyFans:
China Uncensored reports on the rather uncomfortable news that Xinnie-the-Flu has arrogated new war powers to himself:
America Uncovered looks at the aftermath of the Storming of the Hill:
Jared Taylor from American Renaissance gives his fellow Whites a stern and harsh warning:
Terrence Popp has some hilarious drunken mansplainin’ to do:
The Apostate Prophet brings to global attention the plight of a female ex-Muslim apostate stranded in Kenya:
The next time that some Izzlamic dawahgandist tries to fool you into believing that tripe about how Islam is a “religion of peace”, just remind them that all four major schools of Sunni thought, all three schools of Shi’a thought, and every aspect of Sufi thought, dictates that apostates MUST be executed.
The Dizzle has a serious, and awesome, challenge to the Izzlamics among us:
Jon from Whaddo You Meme?? offers up some rather relevant points about why Christianity is (a) True, (b) Relevant, and (c) Different:
Dr. Jay Smith does his usual bang-up job of defending the Bible’s historicity and attacking the Koran’s supposed historical veracity:
The more closely that we look at the Koran’s compilation and various recensions, the more we find that Muslims haven’t done their homework and background research.
The Koran is clearly a heavily plagiarised text, taken from Gnostic and Jewish apocryphal sources in large measure. It is a manmade document, not a divinely inspired one. Indeed, it is quite possibly a Syriac lectionary text created by Nestorian heretics that was later coopted by the Umayyads to cement their
Dr. Frank Turek from Cross Examined has some excellent answers for those of us who grapple with the thorny issue of convincing wilful disbelievers, especially atheists, to see the light of Our Lord Jesus Christ:
Dr. Turek is absolutely right. No matter how hard you try to convince someone intellectually that Christianity is true, if he cannot accept this emotionally, you are fighting for a lost cause.
But, if you are dealing with someone who seeks truth, then your task becomes far easier. Those who seek truth invariably must confront the Truth that is expressed in the written words of the Scriptures. And as Dr. Turek and Dr. Norm Geisler show in their book, the evidence for Christianity and against materialism is simply overwhelming. (I advise you to read that book after you read Mere Christianity by Clive Staples Lewis. The two books have similar structures and go on similar paths to explain Christianity. But while Lewis’s book sometimes loses the plot a little with some questionable theology and odd analogies, Turek & Geisler and tight, focused, and evidence-based in everything they write.)
I speak as a former and bitterly repentant atheist who turned to God after discovering the Red Pill. This is ABSOLUTELY NOT A COINCIDENCE. The Red Pill is a brutal and uncompromising set of small-t truths that strip away the comforting illusions of the world and leave you naked and shivering and cursing the freezing cold. Naturally you will seek out warmth and light. That’s where the God Pill comes in. Since you cannot go back to the old illusions – you will vomit them back out even if they are forced upon you – there is only one way forward. And that way inevitably, invariably, leads to the Lord.
And yes, prayer absolutely does work. I remember with particular shame and regret an incident from my teenage years, where I happened to be classmates with a young girl who became a born-again Christian. I was a militant atheist at the time and wrote her a rather angry and intolerant screed about the supposed “evils” of Christianity. I’m glad I can’t find that email now, because its contents were laughably stupid – 20 years of learning and studying have taught me just how badly atheists understand history, science, and philosophy.
She was very hurt by my comments. But twenty years later, when I contacted her out of the blue to tell her that I had converted and to express my profound regret for the way I had treated her, she told me that she was delighted to see that her prayers had been answered. She had prayed for me at the time and her faith had been rewarded.
That’s how you convert people to the True Faith – with love, not hate, and with reason, not anger.
Midnight’s Edge looks at how Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni – who aren’t exactly “on our side”, mind you – are systematically dismantling Queen Karen Kennedy’s incredibly toxic failed legacy at Lucasfilm:
And it would appear that the civil war currently storming through the ranks at Lucasfilm is heating up quite a bit:
Overlord Dicktor Van Doomcock is obviously chuffed to bits over the news that jodie Whittaker has left the cast of Doctor Who Cares:
Gary from Nerdrotic is obviously pleased as punch too about the same news:
The Drinker offers up a very Scottish, very drunken, take on the news as well:
You get TWO “Science is F***ING WEIRD” moments of the week this time, thanks to our friend Dawn Pine, and both have to do with quantum mechanics. The first has to do with using AI to solve Schrodinger’s equation – note, this is the same Schrodinger who came up with the best story ever for traumatising small children:
A team of scientists at Freie Universität Berlin has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) method for calculating the ground state of the Schrödinger equation in quantum chemistry. The goal of quantum chemistry is to predict chemical and physical properties of molecules based solely on the arrangement of their atoms in space, avoiding the need for resource-intensive and time-consuming laboratory experiments. In principle, this can be achieved by solving the Schrödinger equation, but in practice this is extremely difficult.
Up to now, it has been impossible to find an exact solution for arbitrary molecules that can be efficiently computed. But the team at Freie Universität has developed a deep learning method that can achieve an unprecedented combination of accuracy and computational efficiency. AI has transformed many technological and scientific areas, from computer vision to materials science. “We believe that our approach may significantly impact the future of quantum chemistry,” says Professor Frank Noé, who led the team effort. The results were published in the reputed journal Nature Chemistry.
Central to both quantum chemistry and the Schrödinger equation is the wave function – a mathematical object that completely specifies the behavior of the electrons in a molecule. The wave function is a high-dimensional entity, and it is therefore extremely difficult to capture all the nuances that encode how the individual electrons affect each other. Many methods of quantum chemistry in fact give up on expressing the wave function altogether, instead attempting only to determine the energy of a given molecule. This however requires approximations to be made, limiting the prediction quality of such methods.
Other methods represent the wave function with the use of an immense number of simple mathematical building blocks, but such methods are so complex that they are impossible to put into practice for more than a mere handful of atoms. “Escaping the usual trade-off between accuracy and computational cost is the highest achievement in quantum chemistry,” explains Dr. Jan Hermann of Freie Universität Berlin, who designed the key features of the method in the study. “As yet, the most popular such outlier is the extremely cost-effective density functional theory. We believe that deep “Quantum Monte Carlo,” the approach we are proposing, could be equally, if not more successful. It offers unprecedented accuracy at a still acceptable computational cost.”
The second has to do with something called “quantum teleportation” which may eventually permit hyperfast, un-hackable internet networks:
Quantum computing is a fascinating and continually developing field that may drive computers’ future and fundamentally change the world. While that is happening, people still need networks to communicate over the internet. As such, scientists with Fermilab and other research institutes have been applying quantum physics to networking to create quantum teleportation over fiber optic cable.
As the researcher’s report states, “The goal of a quantum network is to distribute qubits between different locations, a key task for quantum cryptography, distributed quantum computing, and sensing.” This quantum network can form the backbone of a future quantum internet, where security and speed are paramount. However, as with any network, data fidelity (accuracy) and transmission distance are some of the most significant limiting factors. The scientists who managed to create the quantum network teleported qubits over 22km (13.67mi) with a fidelity of 90%.
Your long read of the week is also from The Male Brain, and consists of a Cappy classic about how it’s a good idea to let women simply take over corporate America:
Alas, it’s obvious women didn’t consciously decide on their own to pursue the hell known as Corporate America. They were duped, lied to, propagandized, and fooled into becoming corporate slaves. And any simple, logical pondering will come up with the main culprits that misled women into choosing such a rotten deal.
First, blame men. Not consciously, or maliciously, but men are to blame because I don’t think they ever truly conveyed what they endured in Corporate America, working a real job to support the family. In the past, traditionally, men went to work, brought home the bacon, and in order to have a peaceful and enjoyable home, they didn’t bring back their work with them. The wife didn’t want to hear about the conditions of working on the railroad, the loneliness of being a traveling salesman, or the politics of a corporate office, and the man frankly didn’t want to talk about it either. He wanted to eat good meal, have sex with his wife, play with his children, and enjoy his free time. This then misled women into thinking somehow work was fun. And not only was work fun, it was MUCH MORE FUN AND REWARDING than being a homekeeper, housewife, or mother. They only saw the financial upside of Corporate America, not the labor and responsibility that came with.
Second, feminism. The greatest scam ever pulled in the history of humans was not social security, nor buying Manhattan from the Indians for some beads, nor Seward’s Folly. It was the con job bitter, angry, ugly, jealous, contemptuous women from the 60’s and 70’s pulled by convincing their prettier, younger counterparts that being a mother or a wife was not real work. It was fooling three full generations of women that they didn’t need men, and that a paycheck (government or Corporate America issued) could replace a passionate kiss from a loving husband and a swarm of hugs from her children. The fact that women are trying to break into Corporate America, by any means possible, moral or not, sexist or not, while forfeiting a life of staying at home and spending time with their children is jaw dropping once you can remove the hood of leftist, feminist brainwashing. No sane, self-respecting person would do that back in the 50’s, let alone in today’s sadistic and enslaving corporate environment.
Third, politicians. Like feminists, it is amazing the con job the democrat party pulled on women. By making women jealous of what men had, and not appreciating what they had, politicians created a problem that didn’t exist. They thoroughly convinced women they were oppressed, discriminated against, and that sexism was rampant. And the only way to make things right was by voting in these politicians. Politicians would enforce affirmative action, enforce Title IX, give you a never ending litany of PSA’s and speeches blasting those evil males for their inherent sexism and privilege, and as an added bonus, designate the government as your sole supporter and provider making those nasty evil men unnecessary and obsolete. This propaganda was so successful, it actually overrode women’s genetic programming to the point they actually believed “women need men like a fish needs a bicycle.” And if you needed more proof as to the completeness of the job, women look up to and envy the life of one of the world’s most miserable women – Hillary Clinton. Women, once again, gave up anything and everything that gave them point and purpose in life, all for a masters degree, a commute, and a cold career in Corporate America.
And finally, there’s Corporate America itself. The best thing for Corporate America was women entering the work force. It lowered wages, it boosted demand for their products (now that women had additional purchasing power), and it created demand for a whole new list of products and services. Daycare facilities, additional cars, more gas, more insurance, more dining out, more clothes, more cell phones, more divorce lawyers, more child therapists, more cleaning services, more ritalin, more lithium, more everything – the amount of material goods and services families had to buy now that you had two workers, no parents, and needed to outsource your child rearing easily boosted their sales by 50%. It was a boon in terms of both sales and lower labor costs that only outsourcing to China would outdo. Of course, the family suffered, divorce ravaged three generations, mal-raised children of broken homes drove up everybody’s taxes, women we’re becoming less happy, and the country’s finances went to pot, but it didn’t matter. Women had careers in Corporate America. And that’s all that matters.
Linkage is good for you:
- The same health authorities who want you to believe that the Kung Flu vaccines will solve EVERYTHING, also want you to ignore evidence that this untested procedure MIGHT have some potentially lethal side effects;
- Our Mountain Man Roosh has some poignant advice to offer to young women who make the not-very-wise decision to lose their virginity to some random guy before marriage;
- The Dark Herald, Cataline Sergius, dissects the possibilities for Jodie Whittaker now that she is no longer abusing the rest of us with her appalling performances as Doctor Who Karens;
- Anyone who believes that America is still a republic or a democracy needs to be slapped awake with a wet mackerel, and J. B. Shurk at American Thinker does precisely that;
- Donald N. Finley at American Thinker asks who, or what, can be trusted in an age when the will of the people can be so easily overturned;
- The officer who shot Jacob Blake will not face charges, unsurprisingly – it appears as though the whole trial was one giant farce from the very beginning, but don’t expect the Dindu Nuffin crowd to take it lying down;
- Remember how i said that Serena Williams looks more like a heffalump every day? Apparently Serena’s husband Alexis Ohanian sees the need to white-knight for his woman in the face of impolite, but accurate, criticism from officials;
- This story about the mysterious death of a quite gorgeous young Ukrainian woman in Turkey is both tragic and bizarre – I draw no conclusions from it, read it for yourself, it’s genuinely quite weird;
- Go on, then, tell us again about how the Russians TOTALLY pulled off the SolarWinds attack, even though the evidence clearly points to the source being in the USA itself;
- Speaking of Russia – how about we all stop pretending that it is in a state of terminal decline and admit that the land of the Tsars is doing just fine on its own, with its proud culture and long history?;
- You gotta love the “Dear Deirdre” series over at The Sun – in this particular piece, a woman who has been with her partner for 13 years and had 4 kids with him wonders if his refusal to pay for the cow is a problem;
- Also from The Sun – it looks like Kim Kardashian’s Brontosaurus-like ass is getting divorced, AGAIN, this time from Kanye West, which is probably a blessing in disguise for the billionaire rapper;
- The Mayor of D.C., Muriel Bowser – yes, she’s really named like a Mario Bros. villain – had to be reminded that Trump supporters generally don’t set cities on fire and loot and pillage stores, unlike her Black Looming Menace friends;
- Wayne Dupree asks why Daemoncrats are afraid of election audits – that’s an easy one to answer, if they couldn’t cheat, the Daemoncrats would never win anything;
- The whole sorry fustercluck between Saudi Arabia and Qatar is just plain weird, and you can only really rely on the Russians to help you understand it;
And some more from Dawn Pine:
- Chinese apologists are very much alive and well on teh innarwebz, doing bad research and worse covering for the Chinese dictatorship – here’s a very good example of that sort of nonsense;
- TMB is also a fan of The Sun‘s hilariously awful coverage of news stories, and he doesn’t like Jodie Whittaker any better than I do – neither does the newspaper, apparently;
- We’ve got yet another big asteroid and several small ones heading our way in January – does anyone have Michael Bay’s number, and can you get Steven Tyler and AEROSMITH and Bruce Willis on standby while you’re at it?
- Apparently, not satisfied with being the most hated Star Trek show ever, ST:D – it is indeed a diseased show – now is directly ripping plots off from other controversial and disliked episodes of Battlestar Galactica;
- Goolag’s updates to its algorithms have apparently cost pirate sites a TON of traffic – which is either good or bad, depending on your point of view;
- St. Gretard of Thunbergia just turned 18, and says that she doesn’t want to tell anyone what to do after creating an entire career out of telling people what to do;
- This story about SIX new space missions reminds me of the lyrics to the SKUNKWORKS song “Space Race” – “Why are we running in this space race? Why are we acting like we own the place?” Still, it’s good news;
- The Fake President-Elect and the Fake American Fake Vice President-Elect want a non-American from Kazakhstan to perform at their inauguration – that sounds about right, given the course of events;
- While the Arab world keeps finding ever more ways to make itself look ridiculous, scientists at Tel Aviv University are now developing gene therapies to cure deafness – that tells you a lot about the differences between cultures;
- Dawn’s only comment to this story about a women’s fitness magazine apologising to its readers after telling them to burn off their Christmas indulgences was pretty trenchant: “MOVE YOUR ASS, YOU STUPID COW!”;
- Apparently some crazy people want to develop a way to get breast milk without the need for actual breasts – in the name of God, WHY WOULD YOU WANT THIS?!?!? Boobs are WONDERFUL and every baby knows it;
The Neo-Tsar puts a Bolshevik Broadcasting Corporation presstitute very firmly in his place, and it’s glorious to watch:
Sometimes, though, even the Neo-Tsar comes up with some genuinely scary ideas, like requiring Russians to have “COVID passports” to allow them to travel in Russia and overseas:
The Russian government will consider developing and distributing new documents for those who have been vaccinated against coronavirus, in an effort to cut risks associated with international travel.
In a series of instructions to officials, published at the end of 2020, President Vladimir Putin ordered policymakers “to consider issuing certificates to people who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 infections using Russian vaccines… for the purpose of enabling citizens to travel across the borders of the Russian Federation and those of other countries.”
Russia’s Prime Minister, Mikhail Mishustin, has been charged with implementing the recommendations, and is set to report back on January 20.
The International Air Transport Association, which represents 290 airlines across the world, has supported the idea of vaccine passports, and is developing its own digital system to track who has been immunized against the virus. Passengers may be expected to present equivalent documents before being allowed to board planes in the future.
Immunizations with the Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine, the first to be registered for the prevention of Covid-19 anywhere in the world, have been taking place in growing numbers in the capital and across the country. More than 70 centers in Moscow are now offering jabs, and at least 800,000 people have received their first dose.
I’d still trust the Russians to do this better and more securely and more safely than anyone else. But that doesn’t make it a good idea.
Of course, the good news is that the Russians will simply find a way to bribe and barter their way around these requirements. They always do. A lot of people complain about corruption in Russia, and it is a problem, but it also means that in some ways you are actually far MORE free than in a law-bound, law-abiding, therefore easily controlled, country like Germany.
History lessons of the week:
Your Great Man of the Week is great indeed, for he was known as Alfred the Great:
A colleague sent me this absolutely hysterical classic “old-school” techie vs sales guy call where the tech dude is playing HALO: CE multiplayer in the background:
Wazzocks gonna wazzock:
Kitchen Nightmares with the Angry Scot:
You may recognise Omid Djalili from “the fat Middle Eastern dude” for basically EVERY HOLLYWOOD MOVIE EVER – The Mummy, Gladiator, and several others. Thing is, he’s absolutely right, actually. And yes, I’m quite guilty of being a bit poncey from time to time with my own accent.
I have to say, though, his Polish accent is SPOT ON. It’s amazing.
Pics, guns, girls, starting with some great Storming of the Hill memes from Dawn Pine, along with his own captions:
This next one is spot on for the times:
One more from Dawn:
Onward, with craptions:
Headlines of the week indicate that Mr. Bean, of all people, actually has his head screwed on straight – and is comprehensible:
Truly, these are the end times.
Your “Maybe It Was a Breaching Blue Whale?” moment of the week:
Your “I Wonder If There’s a Correlation Here…” moment of the week:
Your “STARSHIP TROOPERS” moment of the week:
Your “Old Bad Joke” moment of the week:
Your “Spinning the Apocalypse” moment of the week:
Your Dog of the Week is the Dutch Patrijshond:
Your aminules are adorkable moment of the week:
And also your animals are absolute DICKS moment of the week, to balance things out:
Gym beasts are thick on the ground this week over at Nick’s Strength & Power:
Buakaw Beatdown of the Week:
Yes, it’s in Russian, and yes, I understand at least 50% of it without any need for subtitles – I’m delighted to see that my Russian hasn’t become too rusty.
Basically, it’s a documentary about Buakaw’s legendary 2006 K-1 MAX championship run, in which he defeated Sato – who would later avenge himself against Buakaw in the 2008 K-1 World MAX final by KOing Buakaw with a brutal right hook – and then wiped out Gago Drago on points before TKOing 2005 champion Andy Souwer in the final. Buakaw lost to Souwer on points in an EXTREMELY close final match in 2005, which had not one, but TWO extended rounds, and he lost a split decision.
If that strikes you as mildly ridiculous, that’s because IT IS.
At any rate, that collection of clips shows the Buakawminator at his lethal, indomitable best. He’s still one of the most terrifying nak muay around, but his speed and power are not quite what they once were in his youth. He IS 38, after all, and his fighting days appear to be largely behind him.
But, given that the K-1 MAX tournament changed its own rules to ban clinching very largely because of how Buakaw used that technique in his 2004 run to the championship, and given how utterly dominant Buakaw was in the tournament itself, one simply cannot ignore the legendary fighting skills of the man. There is a reason why he was asked to play Nai Khanomtom, the granddaddy of modern muay thai, in a film some years back – he’s one of the few nak muay who could do the role credit.
Jesus loves knockouts, and Russians, so we’ll combine both into one awesomesauce vid:
Synthwave keeps things… Dreddful:
Some lovely and intoxicating Slavic sexiness before we get to the heavy shit:
I’ve talked up Ms Brezhneva a couple of times before here and here. You don’t have to understand the lyrics to understand that she does have great talent and beauty. At 38, she’s a bit worn down by the demands of the industry and the fact that she’s a divorced single mother, but she’s still fetching:
Without the warpaint it’s a somewhat different story, but she wouldn’t make most guys recoil in horror even so:
As you can see, contrary to popular opinion, yer very ‘eavy, very ‘umble servant DOES listen to something other than non-stop thrash metal and IRON MAIDEN on repeat. Sometimes, anyway.
And now let us get right back to the usual stereotypes about me. We’ll start with easily the happiest and best song you’ll hear all day – after the IRON MAIDEN song at the bottom, obviously:
Yeah, the cover art is awesome too.
And now, to round things out, here’s your starting Instathot for the week. Her name is Lara Mcwhorter, though she goes by the moniker Lara Ashley on Instaham, so maybe she’s hitched – though I rather doubt it given that she just graduated from college. She’s 22 years old and was born in Colorado and currently lives in Denver.
Looking at her pictures, she obviously has a rapidly developing case of RBF. And she’s dating a man whose tattooed, dishevelled, hipsterish appearance SCREAMS “Shrillennial dope-smoking champion” in every way. But she’s got a nice body, and she’s only 22, so she has plenty of good things going for her.
OK gents, that’s it. Back to the salt mines with ye.