Well, here we are again, Monday has rolled around, and it is every bit as depressing and miserable as one would expect it to be. Fortunately, the Great Mondaydact Browser Killer is here to waste the time away so that you just don’t have to worry about it – for a while, anyway.
As bad as Monday is, just remember, it could be A LOT worse – especially back in WWII, and especially if you were a soldier fighting in Crimea at the time. This was back in the days when the Ukrainians hadn’t gone full potato, the way they have today, and were an integral part of the Soviet Union. When the Axis forces invaded, hundreds of thousands of them took up arms, just like their fellow citizens, to push the invaders back – including several thousand women who served in the front lines.
Among them were about 2,000 female snipers that served in the Red Army. And within those ranks, served one Lyudmila Pavlichenko, nicknamed “Lady Death” for her staggering record of 309 confirmed kills, including 36 enemy snipers.
Her life story is a remarkable one, even by the standards of that terrible time. When the Axis invaded, she was a student at Kiev University, studying for her Master’s degree in history. She enlisted in the Soviet Army and quickly established herself as a lethally effective sniper. Indeed, in all of history, as far as I know, only three men have ever exceeded her total number of confirmed kills – one of them was Simo Hayha, the Finnish sniper known as “White Death”. (Carlos Hathcock apparently killed between 300 and 400 men, but he is officially credited with “only” 93.)
So, as bad as your Monday is, remember, it could be a hell of a lot worse.
Here is a good scene from the 2015 film, Battle for Sevastopol’, a joint Russian-Ukrainian production made in better times when relations between the two countries were rather better than they are now:
That did actually happen. Ms Pavlichenko did in fact give a speech in Chicago where she basically got fed up of a bunch of inane questions from the crowd and gave them a piece of her mind (though she likely did it in Russian, not English).
Here is archival footage of her speaking while on tour in the USA, to drum up support among the Americans for opening up a second front, in 1942:
As you can see, she was a remarkable woman. She fought with distinction in the Battles of Odessa and Sevastopol – major battles which have commemorative stars in the row of plaques near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier outside the gates and walls of the Kremlin. (I’ve been there many times. It is truly a remarkable place.) She received the Order of Lenin twice and was wounded in battle four times.
Because of her immense value as a morale-booster and public figurehead, she was pulled out of battle in 1942 and sent to drum up support among the Allied nations for the Soviet cause. From 1942 to the war’s end, she trained other snipers, passing on her knowledge and skills.
After the Great Patriotic War, she put away her rifle, returned to academia, and became a historian, eventually becoming a research assistant at the Chief HQ of the Soviet Navy (probably attached to the Black Sea Fleet). She died in 1974, at the age of 58, after suffering for years from a set of symptoms that we now recognise as PTSD.
This is the kind of hero(ine) that the Ukrainians should revere, and rightly so. Instead, they worship human scum like Bandera and Shukhyevich. Is it any wonder, then, that their country is so thoroughly messed up?
By the way, the movie is VERY famous in Russia itself, in part because of the song that Polina Gagarina sang for the soundtrack. It is a take on the famous Russian song, “The Cuckoo”, but redone to be much more emotional and powerful. It’s worth a listen:
The Mighty God-Emperor
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, sat down for a long interview with Sean Hannity and opened up on a number of subjects:
The God-Emperor, for all of his MANY flaws, was (and is) perhaps the last American peacemaking President that we will see in our lifetime. I don’t expect the USSA to remain standing in its current form for more than a few years – I would be amazed if it stays intact beyond 2025 – but while it exists, I think that the Deep State will continue to ensure that only warmongers and/or puppets get access to the levers of power.
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Dawn of Battle
The Male Brain has lots of good stuff for us this week. We begin with the crossover of all crossovers – a mashup between the Honest Trailers and ScreenRant guys, with Ryan George doing his sketch comedy thing:
Felix Rex breaks down your options for retirement:
New channel DEATH BATTLE! asks who would win – James Bond, or John Wick:
Gotta be John Wick, especially against the Daniel Craig incarnation of Bond.
LRFotS Randale6 sent over the Flashgitz take on DEM RANGZ O’ POWAH!!!, and it is every bit as weird and disturbing as you might expect:
Mark Dice reports on some positive news coming out of Canuckistan, for a change:
China Uncensored looks at the ongoing protests against mortgage lenders in China, which appear to be causing some disruptions in the country – though I wager they are not nearly as significant as they might like to believe:
Winston Sterzel aka serpentza unpacks a not-actually-recent phenomenon of young Chinese people slacking off and saying, “bugger this for a bag of crisps”:
He’s right. It’s not new. Chinese culture has some very weird features to it. Not everyone in it is interested in working hard, because Chinese society doesn’t actually reward the hard work of the individual, in general. It rewards instead the achievements of the collective. That is typical of East Asian cultures, and it does have some advantages. But it creates some serious long-term problems, due to the lack of incentives for people to achieve individual wealth and security.
Digging to China examines Xi Jinping‘s attempts to create an autarkic economy, though this is done through a very pro-Western lens, and I think this analysis tries far too hard to downplay any possibility of success for Chinese efforts to decouple from the West:
The dynamic duo over at Redacted go over the consequences of the vote in what was, and will only be for a short time, southern and eastern Banderastan:
Jackson Hinkle points out that declarations of Russian failure in 404 are entirely premature, because they are about to gain over 100,000 square kilometres of new territory and millions of new citizens:
Дед Сварливый Говорит!
Grandpa Grumpuss grumps, grumpily, about the meaning of the Russian partial mobilisation and what will happen once the troops hit the theatre of operations:
It’s All Greek To Us
The good gentlemen of The Duran look at the geostrategic implications of partial mobilisation and the referendums:
The Bald Truth
Brian Berletic of The New Atlas offers up his own thoughts about the referendums and what they mean:
Maj. Scott Ritter sat down with Judge Andrew Napolitano last week to talk about the latest news from the Banderastan War, especially in light of the partial mobilisation and referendums:
Lord Razor of the Fist Clan has absolutely no tears to shed over the epic demise of G4TV, and Frosk’s role in that meltdown:
PJW cannot help but admire the sheer brass balls of Ron DeSantis, the Chadernator of Florida:
Dr. John Campbell worries about excess deaths in Europe, and wants some answers as to why it is happening:
My reading of Dr. Campbell is that he is a man of integrity and wants to know what the hell is going on with the not-vaxx, but he cannot bring himself to say it out loud, because he works for and with the NHS, and does not want to be kicked off YouTube. I get the distinct impression that he is an honourable man and a good doctor who goes where the evidence leads him.
But, let’s be really honest about this:
Warriors of Faith
The Dizzle breaks down the most foolish and stupid tactic favoured by Izzlamists when trying to support their claims that Mo’Lester was the purveyor of some sort of great truth:
Dr. Jay Smith from PfanderFilms and Lloyd De Jongh lkook at the different levels of Islamic authority – this one is worth watching, there are some startling findings from Mr. De Jongh’s research:
Al-Fadi from CIRA International and Rob Christian explain why the Koran is such an unholy mess:
Manly Men of Manliness
Terrence Popp tells you, entirely corectly, to stop worrying too much about what women think, and concentrate on doing what you need to do to build yourself up:
Joker from Better Bachelor sends the female rationalisation hamster on an extended Tabata run while unpacking the infidelity allegations surrounding Adam Levine:
Burn Paedowood to the Ground
Midnight’s Edge understands, as the rest of us do, that DEM RANGZ O’ POWAH!!! is a catastrophe for Amazog, and a well-deserved one:
Overlord Dicktor Van Doomcock breaks down the ratings for She-Hulk, which is apparently even more terrible than any of us realised:
Gary from Nerdrotic compares the Game of Thrones prequel with DEM RANGZ, and reckons that the former is just plain better:
Ryan Kinel cringes so hard while watching GUYladriel, the Elf-Girl-Boss, kicking ass in a sword fight, that I think he might have broken something:
The Drinker is not happy about the endless stream of Devil Mouse House remakes, and with good reason:
Reading Too Much Into Things
Your “Science is F***ING WEIRD” moment of the week is all about bugs:
Your long read of the week is from former Clinton Defence Secretary William Perry, who has a lot of things to say about the parlous state of US-Russia relations, and how they can be restored;
Many have pointed to the expansion of NATO in the mid-1990s as a critical provocation. At the time, I opposed that expansion, in part for fear of the effect on Russian-U.S. relations. But the larger issue was not just NATO expansion but what it represented: a general failure by Western governments to respect the vital importance of this nuclear power to the world order.
Before NATO expansion, our two nations were on track toward developing a relationship that could have resulted in a true global partnership. When I was Secretary of Defense in the early and mid-90s, I had a cooperative and cordial rapport with the Russian Minister of Defense, Pavel Grachev. We both made a concerted effort to build on this emerging relationship; I hosted Minister Grachev on visits to U.S. military bases, and he, in turn, hosted me at Russian bases. We conducted collaborative military and disaster relief exercises in Europe and Hawaii. I even brought Minister Grachev as a guest to several NATO meetings. We recognized that communication was critical between our two nations; each of us had a hotline on our desks that we could use to quickly work out any defense issues that might arise.
As a result of these efforts to build a sense of trust and respect between our countries, we were able to collaborate on reducing much of the massive nuclear stockpile left over from the Cold War. As the world’s two largest nuclear powers, we viewed nuclear weapons stewardship as a joint responsibility. As part of this responsibility, we collectively dismantled approximately 9,000 nuclear weapons in both countries. Despite leftover bitterness from the Cold War, the U.S. government recognized that it was in the best interest of national security to provide financial support for this denuclearization effort.
But unfortunately, our economic aid has only extended so far. In the early ‘90s, as Russians were attempting to convert from a communist economy to a market-driven one, they suffered through a severe depression. Just as they were beginning to recover, the global financial crisis of 1998 wiped out the ruble’s value. Throughout these crises, the main message from the West seemed to be “just tough it out.” Our failure to provide substantive relief sowed bitterness in many Russians that remains today.
Also, during this period, we began joint programs with all Eastern European nations through a NATO program called the Partnership for Peace. Partnership for Peace allowed Russia and other Eastern European countries to work with NATO without becoming NATO members. This included joint peacekeeping operations that allowed Eastern European military units to work cooperatively with NATO military units.
However, many Eastern European members were eager to attain actual NATO membership, so the Clinton administration initiated discussions on NATO expansion. Russia expressed its objections to the proposed changes on its borders, but its views were ignored. As a result, Russia began to withdraw from its cooperative programs with NATO.
The combination of the West failing to act during Russia’s financial crisis, and ignoring their strongly-held views on NATO expansion, reinforced a prevailing Russian belief that we didn’t take them seriously. Indeed, many in the West saw Russia only as the loser of the Cold War, not worthy of our respect.
Linkage is good for you:
- Raheem Kassam itemises what the full US$16B worth of junk – uh, I mean, weapons – sent by Uncle Shmuel to Banderastan has really bought;
- The great Dr. Ron Paul points out the obvious truth that SANKSHUNS!!! have hurt Europe, not Russia, and very badly;
- Ivan Timofeev points out the MANY errors in fact and logic behind Ursula Von Der Loony‘s ridiculous declaration that the Russian economy is somehow “in tatters” – it is absolutely nothing of the sort;
- High energy costs are crippling Europe’s industrial competitiveness and output – factories across the continent are shutting down due to genuinely crazy electricity prices;
- Mark Gullick fears that the lights are going out across Europe, in a throwback to the terrible days before WWI broke out and ruined the entire continent, and I think he is right;
- Larry Johnson heaps scorn upon the idea that Russia is somehow losing horribly in the northern Donbass region – this was written before the referendum and mobilisation announcements last week;
- Andrei Martyanov hits us with a stiff shot of cold hard reality in the wake of the clear failure of the Khreat Khokholite Kharkov Khounteroffensive about the true nature of the Russian withdrawal and the Генштаб’s intentions;
- Vladimir Kornilov speaks for a pretty substantial percentage of the Russian people when he acknowledges openly that the entire collective West is at war with Russia and seeks the country’s dismemberment and permanent destruction;
- Col. Douglas Macgregor wrote an excellent article about how Ukraine has essentially impaled itself on Russian defences in Kherson and continues to throw good troops away in Kharkov;
- Former Reagan advisor Doug Bandow gets a few things quite wrong about the supposedly “illegal” annexation of Crimea, but otherwise he is spot on in calling for Ukraine and the West to leave the peninsula alone;
- In the wake of a seemingly (but not actually) catastrophic retreat from Kharkov, Evgeny Norin examines how Napoleon conquered Moscow and then had to give it up 3 months later when the Russians outfoxed him;
- The Fibbies knew from pretty much the beginning that the Russiagate thing was a pure hoax, but they still went along with it, thanks to the extreme politicisation of the agency;
- Just when you think it’s safe to go back to the beach in Brazil – MILLIONS OF CROCOGATORS!!!!! And no, that’s not a typo, a caiman is closer to an alligator than a crocodile, but either way, it’s not something to mess with;
- Veteran suicides in the US are a shameful indictment of the way that the country treats its warfighters – but they are about 140% more frequent than we originally thought, which speaks to a MASSIVE failure in care and duty to them;
- Lance Welton reports on the recent sectarian and race riots between different groups of Dirt Worlders in the Limey city of Leicester, which puts the lie to the whole “MUH DUHVERSUHTEEEEEEEZ!” line of thought;
- Georgiy Berezovsky warns that the recent clashes between two of the “Stans” – Uzbekistan and Tajikistan – risk turning that whole part of the CIS into a new Afghanistan;
- An embalmer reports that he, along with others in his profession, is seeing a clearly discernible increase in the number of genuinely bizarre-looking and inexplicable blood clots in his line of work;
- Apparently there is a band called “Maroon 5”, which has a frontman named “Adam Levine”, and despite being married to a literal supermodel, he has more than a whiff of Gamma about him, judging by how he acts around hot women;
- In case you have a cat, and you want to drive it to distraction while laughing like a maniac, here is a list of great laser toys with which to torture the smelly little bastards;
And some more from Dawn Pine:
- The usual “experts” are getting all hot and bothered about women being women and obsessing over their bodies on TikTok – which is literally what the platform is designed to do, and just shows yet again why you don’t let women rule;
- An Australian couple that found one of the most bizarre props of all time will likely find it impossible to sleep peacefully ever again after what they saw;
- The airheads plan to spend 10 years and half a billion dollars on anti-tampering hardware and software – let’s just hope they don’t give Microsoft the first shot at that particular contract;
- A woman who was more upset over the death of Her Majesty the Queen than her own mother, reckons there might be something wrong with her – and I reckon she’s on to something;
- Short, socially awkward Gamma dorks working for the FAANG companies – basically, Big Tech – are paying ridiculous amounts of money to get quite painful height-altering surgery, which tells you a lot about their SSMV;
- Here’s your “No Shit, Sherlock” moment of the week – after much careful study, psychologists have concluded that attraction is important to making a relationship work, which tells you everything you need to know about the field;
- The latest wizard’s new wheeze for Martian colonisation involves using the rocks and soil as inputs for 3D-printed tools and utilities, which is a pretty cool idea if it actually works;
- The one and only Ann Coulter writes, as only she can, about the Daemoncrat-created crime wave sweeping the USSA;
- We’re sceptical about the notion that the UK’s cost-of-living crisis, which is real, is hampering this woman’s ability to hold the wedding of her dreams, but we both agree that she should focus on the positives of, y’know, gettin’ hitched;
- Having gone to a grammar school myself with a fairly tight dress code, I actually agree with the school in this story that imposed strict rules on what students can wear – it does help foster discipline and focus;
- The Krauts introduced a new type of railway ticket, which basically allowed for unlimited rail travel on one of the very best railway systems in the world, and it proved to be a highly interesting experiment;
- Unfortunately, the Krauts followed up that bit of wisdom with some amazingly stupid attempts to get the Spics to sign on to their idiotic sanctions war against Russia;
- The very warm, indeed almost fatherly, bond between Lord Winston Churchill and Her Majesty the Queen helped define them both, and provided stability and strength at a time when the British Empire desperately needed both;
- The Bible contains a great many passages discussing the need to wipe out the Canaanites, and it looks like they were up to a few things involving hard drugs that God didn’t mention, probably because of all the other shit they were doing;
- Ultra-liberal, tofu-eating, vegan-friendly, feminist-coddling, Muzzie-hugging SWEDEN has a (mildly) right-wing government now – truly, these are the End Times;
MUH RUSHIAN KAHLOOOOOZHUN!!!
The Neo-Tsar‘s Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, perhaps the greatest diplomat alive today, gave an absolute cracker of a speech at the United Abominations about the situation unfolding in eastern Ukraine – or rather, former Eastern Ukraine, because those territories will be Russian within a week;
Those Who Fail To Learn From History…
History lessons of the week:
Your Great Man of the Week is the legendary Russian General Aleksander Suvorov:
Roanoke Gaming goes on an extended rant about how badly 343i has screwed the pooch with the HALO franchise:
It’s worth trying to put some numbers around the general ill feeling and irritation in the HALO community with respect to the game – and that is precisely what Ascend Hyperion has done:
And now let’s watch slayergod Remy aka Mint Blitz do his thing:
Learning at the Master’s Feet
Nerd of the Rings looks at the origins and fates of the great dynasties of Men in the LEgendarium:
Bring on the Grimdark
Baldermort’s Guide to Warhammer looks at the most badass of Space Marine chapters:
That’s Not Gone Well…
Wazzocks gonna wazzock:
Kitchen Nightmares with the Angry Scot:
Benny Hill sketches simply do not get old:
Let’s start with some good stuff from The Male Brain:
Headlines of the week indicate that Floriduh Man should not be allowed into stores that sell scissors:
Your “Footloose” moment of the week:
That absolutely did happen. If you look at the actual story, it’s even more bizarre and macabre than the headline tells you. It is a story of homogamy and cannibalism for the ages, and definitely not one for the faint of heart (or stomach).
Your “As Long as We’re Banned from Boinking Vegetablists” moment of the week:
Your “WAY Too Much Free Time” moment of the week:
Your “Cookery Class With Heisenberg” moment of the week:
Your “Gone Paleo” moment of the week:
Your “Bad Move” moment of the week:
Your “Circle of Jerks” moment of the week:
Your aminules are adorkable moment of the week:
And also your animals are absolute DICKS moment of the week, to balance things out:
And finally, your “Meanwhile, in Russia” moment of the week:
Yes, in Russia, they keep cheetahs as pets… (Well, some crazy people do.)
The Lords of Steel
Gym beast props this week go to the great John Haack:
Ass-Kicking of the Eight Limbs
Petchmorakot truly is a wrecking machine:
And then there’s Rodtang Jitmuangnon, who really exemplifies the “NOT ONE STEP BACK” philosophy of fighting:
They See Me Rollin’…
Tom Hardy is not just a good actor, he’s genuinely a very skilled martial artist, particularly in BJJ, as he proved recently:
And now let’s watch one of the more amusing BJJ “fails”, so to speak, from recent times:
Her boyfriend/husband is probably in a very weird place with a woman who is that flexible, with that kind of rack, but is also capable of choking him out with almost no effort…
For the truly afflicted among us:
Livin’ in the Land of the Metal Gods
Rock Out With Your Glock Out
I have to admit, a couple of the specimens among the gun girls above are rather difficult to follow. Nonetheless, we must carry on and power through, because we are at the final instalment of this mashup of madness, this buttload of brilliance, this pack of peculiarities. And that, of course, is the Instathot to get the week off to a conspicuously concupiscent start.
(In case you are wondering – no, I never entered a spelling bee as a kid. Good thing, too – I was already too nerdy for my own good at the time.)
So this here is Katerina Bolinger (Катерина Болингер), which is almost certainly not her actual name, age 34, from Moscow. She is a model who posed for Playboy and MAXIM in Russia, and she has an OnlySimps account, so you know what to expect.
OK, that’s all, back to work, you lot, show’s over.