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Monday morning unknown unknowns

by | Jul 5, 2021 | Mondays | 3 comments

Like a bad case of genital herpes, Monday has shown up to plague us again and ruin our date with the weekend. (Pro-tip: DO NOT go look that shit up online. It will scar you for life if you do.) Fortunately, of course, we’ve got the regular Great Mondaydact Browser Buster to keep us going even so.

This week’s big news item is all about the passing of one Donald Rumsfeld, a complexand challenging character whose overriding achievement DEFINITELY was the catastrophically stupid invasion of Iraq:

Donald Rumsfeld, the former defense secretary who led the Pentagon when the U.S. launched wars against Iraq and Afghanistan, has died at the age of 88, his family announced Wednesday.

Rumsfeld, who ran the Pentagon for former President George W. Bush and lost his job a day after Republicans lost the House majority in 2006, died surrounded by his family in New Mexico, according to a statement.

“It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing of Donald Rumsfeld, an American statesman and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather,” his family said.

“At 88, he was surrounded by family in his beloved Taos, New Mexico. History may remember him for his extraordinary accomplishments over six decades of public service, but for those who knew him best and whose lives were forever changed as a result, we will remember his unwavering love for his wife Joyce, his family and friends, and the integrity he brought to a life dedicated to country,” his family added.

Rummy did a very great deal absolutely 100% wrong as SecDef. His insistence on a leaner, trimmed-down, less-wasteful military was not quite one of them – though the way that he went about creating such a thing was downright idiotic. (Future Combat System, anyone?)

I’m not going to try to defend Rummy’s tenure as SecDef, mainly because I think that ALL neoclowns are a giant threat to national security and international stability. And few neoclowns were clownier than the Donald – no, not the God-Emperor Donald, sadly.

But there IS one thing that Rummy gave us, for which we legitimately can salute him – his existential poetry:

Whether you like him or not, he was a much more complex character than the caricatures that the whorenalists and presstitutes of the never-to-be-sufficiently-cursed (((media)))))))) would lead you to believe:

Even so, the man’s legacy will always and forever be tainted by the Iraq disaster and the failures in Afghanistan. This is a man who could have led America’s armed forces to outright victory over the Taliban, simply by learning from the mistakes of the Soviets and by using a far more brutally suppressive method of occupation to wipe out the talibes in the mountains. He failed to do all of that – and then quadrupled down on those mistakes in Iraq.

So much human potential, gone so radically to waste… it’s tragicomic, really, if you think about it.

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, appears to be angling for another tilt at the White House in 2024:

I commend the God-Emperor, I really do. He never lost the White House – he was cheated out of it, and he never, ever conceded defeat.

Even so, it is difficult to escape the conclusion that he is attempting to engage in a major exercise in futility.

The USA probably won’t last past 2025, the way it’s going right now. And Donald Trump, for all of his efforts to preserve the American nation, didn’t do what he should have done in his first term to filet the radical Left.

He should have completed the Great Border Wall – and he should have made it 30 feet high with reinforced concrete and topped with razor-wire with machine-gun nests every mile or so along its length.

And he should have carpet-bombed Silicon Valley with B-52s to wipe out the Big Tech companies.

He didn’t do either of these things. He didn’t even try to restrain Big Tech – though I suspect that his failures here had as much to do with the malign influence of Javanka and the extreme potency and power of the Deep State. And he paid a terrible price for those failures, which will prevent him from winning in 2024.

#BasedTucker is based:

Andrew Bolt of the surprisingly based Sky News Australia points out that living with the Kung Flu is, in fact, a viable option – if the Damn Yankees can do it, why can’t the Convict Colony known as Australia?

Never forget that Australia is a place where LITERALLY EVERYTHING WANTS TO KILL YOU AND EAT YOUR EYEBALLS FOR JUJUBEES – and the government there hates you and wants to treat you like the descendant of convicts that they think you are.

If you don’t believe me on that point, just take a look at how the Premier and the chief health poindexter of South Australia treat an ACTUAL journalist, asking ACTUALLY RELEVANT AND DIFFICULT QUESTIONS:

The arrogance of these people is staggering, but it is not surprising. Australians have no equivalent of the 1st or 2nd Amendment, and as our good friend Adam Piggott, the Gentleman Adventurer, once pointed out when all of this madness kicked off last year, Aussies are actually seriously compliant sheep when it comes to government edicts.

The government therefore has absolutely no reason to fear its people. They treat the 25 million or so people of the country as serfs and peasants. And the Aussies are cucked and spineless enough to just sit back and take it.

Even the Limeys aren’t THAT pathetic. And, given how much time the Aussies spend mocking the people of PommieBastardLande (with, I might add, considerable justification for their sledging), that’s saying quite a lot.

Mark Dice takes on a crazy gay guy who thinks that he’s Korean – hey, if you can be transsexual (which you can’t), then surely you can be trasnational or transracial too, right?!?:

Dave from Blue Collar Logic asks who is actually stuck in the past:

And Jason has a brand new instalment in the every-lengthening “Hypocritical Stupid Daemoncrats” playlist:

Bill Whittle and his buddies have a rather interesting story about a man who refuses to take welfare, and instead asks people to give him a full-time job:

The Male Brain has supplied a veritable smorgasbord of entertainment to keep us all busy on this most miserable Monday. We start with an answer to a question that, in all honesty, probably nobody ever asked:

Felix Rex asks if Israel faces an existential crisis over the coming years:

Larry the Stormtrooper unpacks what it’s like to date on the Death Star – well, y’know, back before it got blowed the full cup by some knucklehead farmboy in an X-wing:

Time for some classic John Stossel, where the great man looks at Ayn Rand, the author that others LOVE to hate:

A few observations from The Male Brain:

  1. The women in the clip were hot and intelligent.
  2. That book is 1000 pages because Rand had her idea of “revenge orgy” on society.
  3. Other good books never mentioned – The Fountainhead, We the Living (great description of what happened in Russia 1917-1923). [Agreed 100% – see also Anthem – Didact]
  4. Thinking about #1 while not harming anything else = libertarians.

You can file this next Prager U video under “America is Doomed”.

I know this next clip is from the Bolshevik Broadcasting Corporation, but if Doctor Who was your English teacher, that’s pretty damned cool (even if the “English” teacher is actually Scottish:

And here’s a cool video from Veritasium that shows how real science is done, complete with falsification and admitting of error:

Paul Ramsey offers his take on the revelations that the NSA is spying on #BasedTucker:

PJW is back with another part of his modernity series:

The lovely and charming Dr. Sam Bailey dissects the background behind the gain-of-function research controversy surrounding the Wuhanpox:

Lord Razor of the Fist Clan has enormous difficulty containing his gigantic schadenboner in the wake of the Bill Cosby acquittal:

The Dizzle has been getting into shape and sleeping properly for the first time in months, and as a result he is back and better than ever – especially when deconstructing the stupidity of the so-called “best” of the Izzlamic apologists and dawahgandists:

Dr. Jay Smith from PfanderFilms and his good buddy Rev. Tony Acosta examine the contradictions and problems with the Koran and Muhammad:

Al-Fadi from CIRA International and Dr. Jay Smith sit down to talk about the very real problems with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s plans to modernise his country:

Dr. Frank Turek from Cross Examined has a very interesting simple take on the rosary-rattlers:

China Uncensored acknowledges the centenary of the Communist Party’s existence by examining the causes and consequences of the Great Leap Backward and the Cultural Devolution under Mao:

America Uncovered asks if the US military is indeed going woke (hint: YES IT BLOODY IS):

Jared Taylor from American Renaissance is here to ask an extremely relevant and important question:

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Terrence Popp and his buddy Blake O’Kleiner shoot the shit:

Given what Popp had to say about the Hilldebitch at the beginning of that clip, let me just get right ahead of this:

Terrence Popp did not kill himself.

Midnight’s Edge unpacks the honestly quite brilliant political stroke from the House of the Devil Mouse with respect to giving Queen Karen Kennedy and her awful Devil Mouse Wars message-fiction garbage the old heave-ho:

Overlord Dicktor Van Doomcock also sat down separately with Kamran Pasha to unpack the same article:

That article has really been making the rounds of late. It is very clearly a political statement, and a brilliant manoeuvre on Robert Chapek’s part.

Gary from Nerdrotic is definitely not happy about Amadong’s insistence on “modernising” the LoTR TV series:

Don’t watch that shit. It will be atrocious.

The Drinker didn’t like Fast 9, and given how stupid the franchise has become, it’s not hard to see why:

Your “Science is F***ING WEIRD” moment of the week is from Dawn Pine, and look at self-repairing electronics that will be truly robust and unbreakable:

A team of Virginia Tech researchers from the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Macromolecules Innovation Institute has created a new type of soft electronics, paving the way for devices that are self-healing, reconfigurable, and recyclable. These skin-like circuits are soft and stretchy, sustain numerous damage events under load without losing electrical conductivity, and can be recycled to generate new circuits at the end of a product’s life.

Led by Assistant Professor Michael Bartlett, the team recently published its findings in Communications Materials, an open access journal from Nature Research.

Current consumer devices, such as phones and laptops, contain rigid materials that use soldered wires running throughout. The soft circuit developed by Bartlett’s team replaces these inflexible materials with soft electronic composites and tiny, electricity-conducting liquid metal droplets. These soft electronics are part of a rapidly emerging field of technology that gives gadgets a level of durability that would have been impossible just a few years ago.

The liquid metal droplets are initially dispersed in an elastomer, a type of rubbery polymer, as electrically insulated, discrete drops.

“To make circuits, we introduced a scalable approach through embossing, which allows us to rapidly create tunable circuits by selectively connecting droplets,” postdoctoral researcher and first author Ravi Tutika said. “We can then locally break the droplets apart to remake circuits and can even completely dissolve the circuits to break all the connections to recycle the materials, and then start back at the beginning.”

Your long read of the week is by The Saker, who analyses the recent kerfuffle in which the PommieBastardLande Navy tried to invade Russian-controlled waters in the Crimea – and yes, those waters are RUSSIAN, not Ukrainian – and promptly got humiliated and bitch-slapped right back to safety:

Now let’s look at this from the Russian point of view.

First, the Russians remember how the Brits declared a 200 miles zone around the Malvinas Islands (“Falklands” in UK parlance) and immediately sunk the cruiser General Belgrano as soon as it entered this zone. The Russians also remember how the Turks shot down a Russian SU-24 over Syria because it had penetrated in Turkish air space for exactly 6 seconds. The HMS Defender spent about 30 minutes in Russian waters.

Can you really blame them for feeling that “some are more equal than others”?

The Brits, being the superior race which only they think they are, declared that they only changed course because a slower Russian vessel was ahead of them and they decided to pass it from the open waters side. In fact, the Brits are so superior to the mongoloid Russian hordes and their dictator that they refused to even reply to the Russian coast guard vessel when it threatened to open fire if the Brits did not change course.

(I wonder, does anybody still believe this crap? Does anybody still believe that Great Britain is, well, great? In Russia the expression “мелкобритания” is increasingly used. Translated into English this would be something like “Tiny Britain”)

The whole thing is worth reading in full. If the Limeys are genuinely stupid and suicidal enough to go back in and tangle with the Russian Black Sea Fleet, you can expect to read reports of the heaviest British naval defeat since, oh, the Battle of the Denmark Straits. That was the battle in which the German equivalent of the Death Star – the super-battleship Bismarck – utterly BLOWED THE FULL CUP out of HMS Repulse.

As bad as that was, imagine what will happen with the Russkies drop a few hypersonic Kinzhal missiles on the Brits, or sink their destroyers with submarines.

As I’ve been saying for years – there are three kinds of stupid in military terms:

  • Regularly stupid – e.g. the Joint Strike Flying Piano;
  • Really really really REALLY stupid – e.g. invading Iraq under absolutely false pretences;
  • Pissing-off-Russia-in-its-own-backyard stupid;

Linkage is good for you:

And some more from Dawn Pine:

The Neo-Tsar has a novel idea to get young people in Russia interested in the great artistic and literary heritage of the country:

Knowing what I do of Russians, I can say that young Russkies are actually considerably more cultured than their Western counterparts in general. But they don’t visit museums and libraries anything like as frequently as previous generations did and do. This is despite the fact that, on the third Saturday of every month, admission to Moscow’s best art galleries and museums is completely FREE.

Putin is not the tyrant and right-wing nut that the West thinks he is. He is in fact a centrist, by Russian standards, and he is interested primarily in preserving the status quo. Unlike Western conservatives, though, he actually succeeds in preserving his culture and country.

Once he leaves, though… look out below.

History lessons of the week:

Your Great Man of the Week is Marcus Licinius Crassus, once the richest man in all of Rome and one of the arbiters of the fall of the Roman Republic:

Lately I’ve been binge-watching these “completely accurate” summaries of each of the HALO games:

Here’s the best one of the lot, though – mostly because it simply slaughters HALO 5: Guardians, which fate the game thoroughly deserves:

And now let’s watch Mint Blitz own a camper:

Wazzocks gonna wazzock:

Kitchen Nightmares with the Angry Scot:

Comedy hour:

If the Babylon Bee ever decides to get into the movie-making business, they’ll make an absolute bloody fortune.

Pics, guns, girls, starting with some giggly memes from our good buddy Dawn Pine:

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Developers are in demand right now – though I think you have to be a developer in specific things.

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DEAR GOD, YES!!!!!!!!

Actually… that’s a really good point. Have you noticed that the God-Emperor looks pretty much the same today that he did in 2015?

Evidently, the secret to eternal youth is to bang a Slovenian supermodel between pure silk sheets in the most important house in the world after a solid dinner of Big Macs and Coca-Cola. Who knew?!?!?

It’s not hard to see why Texans advocate shooting Commiefornians on sight.

Oh, and speaking of which:

I’ve been arguing that for years. Heck, shooting Communists on sight should be considered a perfectly legitimate form of national self-defence.

Headlines of the week indicate that Floriduh Man is high off his face on cocaine:

Your “Own Goal” moment of the week:

Your “Keep Calm and BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD” moment of the week:

Your “Seriously, Dude, WAY TMI” moment of the week:

Your “Peer Reviewed Science” moment of the week:

Your “Possibly an Overreaction” moment of the week:

Your “The Old Community College Try” moment of the week:

Your “Karma is a Stone-Cold Bitch” moment of the week:

Your “Poetry in Motion” moment of the week:

Your “He Who Smelt It, DEALT IT” moment of the week:

And now it’s time for our Median InConsistency moments of the week:

That does explain a LOT, don’t you think?

To be fair, most ‘Muricans don’t know shit about stick-shift either.

Now, next time you go to a car dealership, forget all of the other options on the list – just ask if the dealer can install a proper GATLING GUN on the driver’s side:

Yep. Bacon grease makes EVERYTHING better. (Except maybe sex, but let’s not go there.)

Your Dog of the Week is the Finnish Spitz:

Finnish Spitz Breed Information

Your aminules are adorkable moment of the week:

And also your animals are absolute DICKS moment of the week, to balance things out:

Kangaroos ARE dicks, actually. They can really hurt you if you get too close to them. They’re quite adorable in general, but just remember, they are AUSTRALIAN. And if you know anything about Australia, you KNOW that EVERYTHING IN AUSTRALIA WANTS TO KILL YOU AND EAT YOUR EYEBALLS OR JUJUBEES!!!

Here’s a Top Gear Top Tip with respect to Australia:


(That being said – I’ve eaten Kangaroo meat. It’s tasty. Sort of a stringier version of beef. That’ll show the bastards, eh?)

Gym beast moment of the week go to Larry Wheels, which isn’t surprising when you see what he’s doing:

Buakaw Beatdown of the Week:

Jesus loves knockouts:

And now we have to turn to something very sad, I’m sorry to say – a Taiwanese judo teacher essentially put a young boy into a coma while his uncle watched on, and recently, that boy’s parents took him off life support:

Every single thing about that story makes me absolutely furious.

The martial arts instructor should be imprisoned for manslaughter. Martial arts teachers are supposed to teach, not beat the shit out of their students in order to make themselves feel good. A teach who hazes his youngest students is not fit to be around children and has no authority as a teacher at all.

That whole school should be shut down, its assets sold off, and the proceeds given to the bereaved family. The students of that school probably just went along with their teacher because they respect him, but that doesn’t mean that they are guiltless. They should have spoken up and protected their young compatriot.

It’s just disgusting to see stories like that, especially if you went to a martial arts school where they take really good care of their students and look after them when they hurt themselves. That is the kind of school in which I studied, and I loved it. The people were friendly, kind, decent, and (for the most part) pretty gentle. Very few people wanted to prove anything – and those who did, usually ended up sparring with one of the instructors, who would then put a proper beatdown on them to show them just how big the holes in their game really are.

If you have kids in martial arts schools, do not stand by and allow the instructor to throw your kid around like a ragdoll. Do your damned job as a parent, and step in, pull your kid out of that school, and find something better.

Shufflin’ keeps things groovin’:

Seriously, lads, if they made that music video in Thee Current Year, it would be straight-up BizANNED in, oh, about 30 seconds flat.

And yet, the funny thing is that this video is actually considerably less sexualised than that song that all the kids listen to these days. Y’know, the really shitty one by someone named… uh… Cardiac Arrest, I think?


And finally, after much mucking around, here is your Instathot to get the week off to a good start. Her name is Sefora, but I have no idea where she’s from, how old she is, or what she does for a living. Evidently she flogs dresses online, though. If you’re wondering why she looks kind of “odd” – i.e. older than she probably is – it’s likely because she smokes. NOT an attractive quality in a woman, it must be said.

At any rate, enjoy the week ahead, insofar as you can, anyway. Now get up off your keesters and get back to work. That $2T infrastructure bill won’t pay for itself, after all.

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  1. Robert W

    “The new study, appearing in the journal Nature Human Behaviour, utilized Amazon’s crowdsourcing platform Mechanical Turk to enlist more than 1,500 volunteers to rate paintings in the genres of impressionism, cubism, abstract, and color field. The volunteers’ answers were fed into a computer program and then, after this training period, the computer could predict the volunteers’ art preferences much better than would happen by chance.”

    This is remarkable. From the mturk website, it looks like Amazon has figured out a way to combine focus groups, study panels, and Tim-Ferris-Microbots all into one.

    ““The F&B industry has always operated at the mercy of changing tastes and preferences of consumers. Our goal is to surface consumer insights and spot emerging trends, so our clients can effectively respond with effective strategies. Workers on Amazon Mechanical Turk respond to our requests to gather information from menus, websites, and other channels. We are able to leverage these human collective insights to better understand customer needs and uncover important market trends.”

    – David Falck, Executive Director, Food Genius / US Foods Data Science”

    I don’t often agree with Neil DeGrasse Tyson, but he does have this strength:
    When he tears down someone else’s arrogance and supports the good and the beautiful.

    In the veritasium video, he calls out the professor by saying-ish “it showed speed at 2.6 times the speed of the wind, that’s significant.”
    Then the professor has to blubber an answer. He had very poorly understood the magnitudes he was engaged with.
    Reminds me of this star ship smackdown from a decade ago, where Tyson speaks the truth with an eloquence every man should dream of possessing: https://youtu.be/OyUN5vG1T8k

    What’s jarring about the Veritasium video: How much more clear could the evidence be that the practical reality was different from the theoretical physics? Then the gamma-tude to write and argue that it’s not possible, when the guy drove the blackbird that did it…and then to shove your 10k wad on the table because the reality simply must be wrong. In the logic of NN Taleb, this man surely does not deadlift.

  2. PB

    The Japs sunk the battlecruiser Repulse early in the Pacific War from the air. Interestingly, the other ship was the new battleship Prince of Wales which was damaged by the Bismarck earlier in the year in its famous and doomed foray into the North Atlantic. Bismarck traded salvoes with Prince of Wales and both were wounded. In the same battle Bismarck sank the most famous battleship in the world, the mighty Hood. (Which had a glass jaw).

    • Didact

      You are right, I stand corrected – it was HMS Hood, not HMS Repulse.


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