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Monday morning memorialising

by | May 29, 2023 | Mondays | 3 comments

Normally, the Great Mondaydact Browser Killer is all about making the day pass by with humour, dank memes, crazy linkage, and a healthy dose of geopolitical rants. It takes hours to assemble and is generally quite good fun, but the point is actually to waste everyone’s time and make Monday go by faster.

Not today.

For my American readers, this is Memorial Day. (For the Limey ones, it is basically a long weekend – the third in the month of May for this year only, for reasons too dreary to get into here.) This was always one of the most important holidays of the calendar while I lived there, and with good reason.

Americans are a good and kind people with many splendid qualities, in my experience. One of their greatest qualities is their almost reflexive insistence on honouring their warfighters. This was always a trait I admired, having lived in countries where veterans are more of an eyesore and an embarrassment than anything else – including, I am sorry to say, PommieBastardLande, where the social compact between veterans and the society they supposedly “protect”, has completely broken down.

Unfortunately, America has become rather like that, where veterans are the ones most readily forgotten and worst treated. They are the ones who suffer from the ravages of homelessness, drug addiction, and joblessness – yet, their country keeps telling them to go overseas to fight and die in foreign lands for… what, exactly?

No one these days can quite seem to define what America stands for anymore. I am increasingly unsure anyone ever could, after about the year 2000. That idiotic “rules-based international order” is nothing more than code for “we make up the rules, we enforce them at gunpoint, and if you don’t like it, we’ll sanction and bomb you until you do” – the world is heartily SICK of it, which is why everyone else is FINALLY pushing back.

Americans, for their part, do not seem to understand this. As I have pointed out repeatedly, despite my great fondness for them, Americans are a hopelessly provincial people – parochial to the point of absurdity. Their near-complete lack of curiosity about the wider world, and their refusal to read through real history, stands in stark contrast with the peoples of other large nations. The Russians, for instance, are a HIGHLY literate, very historically aware bunch. So are the Chinese. Even Indians, the educated ones, at least, exhibit some sense of curiosity about the world around them. But not Americans.

And this is one of the reasons why they keep getting snookered into supporting idiotic foreign misadventures which bleed their country dry and rob their children of a real future.

For these same reasons, it is not at clear that Americans understand what war actually is. America has not fought a real war against a near-peer power even ONCE in the past 50 years – I would wager, even longer than that, because America’s record in WWI was objectively quite poor, and its showing in the European theatre during WWII did not impress the Wehrmacht generals and colonels, to say the least.

To most Americans, war means handfuls of men dying in sand and blood. But, for what, exactly? To make America “free” or “safe”? Americans are doing plenty to destroy their own country, with or without the military’s help. They got themselves into this mess, with their absurd talismanic belief in dumbocracy – and look where that has taken everyone.

No, the sooner we ditch this illusion that America today stands for “freedom” and “peace”, the better off everyone will be. Including those sent to die in these pointless and endless “savage wars of peace”, who truly do deserve far better.

They fight for a nation that does not treat them well, which forgets and devalues their sacrifices, and which humiliates them on a near-daily basis now. If this is what America, the state, has become, then the sooner it ends, the better for America, the nation.

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, rails against the corruption of the FBI and other domestic intelligence agencies – which, be it noted, he singularly FAILED to rein in:

Dawn of Battle

The Male Brain has lots to keep you distracted from your annoying relatives this Memorial Day weekend. First up, for those of us (self included) who find women to be somewhere between indecipherable and completely BATCRAP BUGSHIT CRAZY, Alexander Grace explains how their language works:

Felix Rex aka BPS explains why incels are so damned dangerous:

FreedomToons talks Thee Current Year:


Our boy RobertW sent over some great stuff as well. Here is a video from Schyler Sootho that combines psychology with asskickery:

Also, quoting him here: “Occasionally you watch a video that is so full of truth presented in a marvellous, clear and simple story that you want to save it forever. This is such for men”:

We’ve got lots more from both down below in the memes section as well.

Poli-ticking Off

Mark Dice is amazed that Newsmax actually had the balls to talk about the Bilderberg Group:

The dynamic duo over at Redacted are thoroughly bemused by the Bullshit Broadcasting Corporation’s attempts to “manage” what is true and what is not:

Orwell’s MiniTrue in action.

Lord Razor of the Fist Clan embarks on an EPIC rant about the true history of Walt Disney, the man, who was a true patriot and anti-Communist crusader – as opposed to The Walt Disney Company, which is a GloboHomoPaedoPharisatanist abomination that richly merits total destruction:

Дед Сварливый Говорит!

Grandpa Grumpuss grumps, grumpily, about the realities of Western choices, in perhaps his most epic rant to date – it truly is amazing:

It’s All Greek To Us

The good gentlemen of The Duran break down the epic, colossal, gigantinormous, staggering geopolitical F**K-UP that the Fake Administration has made in driving Russia and China together and strengthening the BRICS:

The Bald Truth

Brian Berletic of The New Atlas provides some sober-minded analysis of the aftermath of the Battle of Bakhmut:

Rulings from the Bench

Judge Andrew Napolitano stayed very busy while on the road in Switzerland, with his usual most excellent panel of experts. We start with an outstanding discussion with Col. Douglas Macgregor, who also wrote a very good article on the future of the Banderastan War (see Linkage):

LTC Daniel Davis offers his own opinion about the Russian advances around Artyomovsk:

Larry Johnson weighs in as well:

Ray McGovern also talks about the current status of the Banderastan War, from the perspective of an ex-spook:

And we get progressively older with the ex-CIA types, with Phil Giraldi explaining why Western unintelligence services are so useless these days:

Finally, we have ex-diplomat Alistair Crooke explaining the utter bankruptcy of Western geopolitics:

Bad Medicine

Dr. John Campbell tries ot figure out, with a mathematician’s help, what is going on with excess deaths in Canuckistan under the misbegotten rule of Castro’s Bastard:

Dr. Suneel Dhand has some very sound advice for the hypochondriacs among us:

Warriors of Faith

Tha Dizzle and his buddy The Apostate Prophet are endlessly amused by the endless contradictions and stupidities of Izzlamists:

Dr. Jay Smith from PfanderFilms and Al-Fadi from CIRA International explain the murky and thoroughly corrupted origins of Izzlam:

Manly Men of Manliness

Terrence Popp has a simple message for young men – stick to facts and logic, and do not permit your mothers to feminise you:

Joker from Better Bachelor is quite pleased about the ongoing collapse of Bud Light sales, and points out the lessons men can learn in boycotting low-value women:

Burn Paedowood to the Ground

Midnight’s Edge explains that ABInBev literally cannot win for losing, because its woke cock-up, and subsequent response to said cock-up, has now cost it both customers AND funding:

Woke Crapitalism is a dreadful model. The sooner the BRICS financial institutions replace this shit, the better.

The showbiz news this week has been all about Indy 5, which literally nobody here will watch, and with good reason. Overlord Dicktor Van Doomcock explains that the situation has gotten SO smelly for the House of the Devil Mouse, that Bob Iger – who, let us never forget, CREATED THESE PROBLEMS IN THE FIRST PLACE – may well use it as a reason to finally get rid of Queen Karen Kennedy:

Of course, people have been saying that Kennedy is on her way out for, quite literally, YEARS, ever since the utter failure of The Last Jedi. She’s still there.

Gary from Nerdrotic notes the awful reviews for Indy 5:

Ryan Kinel points out that Indy 5 is every bit as bad as we all expected it to be – and maybe even worse:

The Drinker watched Indy 5 so that you don’t have to:

Reading Too Much Into Things

Your “Science is F***ING WEIRD” moment of the week is from The Male Brain, and is a fun one – it looks at the science behind smooches:

Recent studies maintain that the first known record of human romantic-sexual kissing originates in a Bronze Age manuscript deriving from South Asia (India), tentatively dated to 1500 BCE (1). Yet, a substantial corpus of overlooked evidence challenges this premise because lip kissing was documented in ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt from at least 2500 BCE onward. Because this behavior did not emerge abruptly or in a specific society but appears to have been practiced in multiple ancient cultures over several millennia, the kiss cannot be regarded as a sudden biological trigger causing a spread of specific pathogens, as recently proposed (2). Further understanding of the history of kissing in human societies—and its secondary effect on disease transmission—can be gained from a case study of sources from ancient Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq and Syria).

In research, two types of kissing are generally differentiated, namely the friendly-parental kiss and the romantic-sexual kiss. Whereas friendly-parental kissing appears to be ubiquitous among humans across time and geography, romantic-sexual kissing is not culturally universal, and it is dominant in stratified societies (3). Research has suggested that romantic-sexual kissing evolved for the purposes of evaluating aspects of a potential mate’s suitability through chemical cues communicated in the saliva or breath, mediating feelings of attachment between pairbonded individuals, and facilitating sexual arousal and thereby sexual relations (3). Kissing is also attested in other animal species, such as mouth-to-mouth kissing with a romantic-sexual purpose in bonobos (Pan paniscus) and platonic kissing to manage social relationships in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) (1). These two species constitute the closest living relatives to humans, and their practices of kissing may hint at the presence and evolution of this behavior in human ancestors (4).

In a study investigating the transfer of the oral microbe Methanobrevibacter oralis, it has been hypothesized that Neanderthals could have engaged in lip kissing with modern humans more than 100,000 years ago (56). Still, the advent of romantic-sexual kissing remains uncertain, although two prehistoric sculptures from Ain Sakhri (BM 1958,1007.1) and Malta (T/p1014) might imply its existence before the invention of writing.

Humanity’s earliest recorded kiss occurs in sources from the ancient Middle East. Kissing is attested in ancient Mesopotamian texts from 2500 BCE onward. Ancient Mesopotamia constituted the areas along the Euphrates and Tigris rivers, which today roughly cover Iraq and Syria. Writing was first invented simultaneously in southern Iraq and in Egypt around 3200 BCE. In Mesopotamia people wrote in cuneiform script on clay tablets, which primarily recorded the Sumerian and Akkadian languages from ∼3200 BCE to 75 CE. In the earliest texts in the Sumerian language, kissing was described in relation to erotic acts, possibly as a postcoital activity, and the locus was the lips (7). In the Akkadian language, references to kissing can be subdivided into two distinct groups, the first designating friendly and familial affection, describing a display of submission or respect through the act of kissing the feet or the ground, and the second being an erotic action with the lips as the primary locus (7).

Considering the thousands of cuneiform texts that are available, there are relatively few instances where romantic-sexual kissing is described. Regardless, there are clear examples illustrating that kissing was considered an ordinary part of romantic intimacy in ancient times. The texts imply that kissing was something that married couples did (8), though the kiss was regarded as part of an unmarried person’s sexual desire when in love (8). Two texts from ∼1800 BCE are especially revealing. One describes how a married woman was almost led astray by a kiss from another man, and the other describes an unmarried woman swearing to avoid kissing and having sexual relations with a specific man (9). Apparently, society tried to regulate such activities between unwed people or adulterers. Furthermore, the sexual aspect of kissing was frowned upon in public, and kissing a person who was not meant to be sexually active, such as a priestess, was believed to deprive the kisser of the ability to speak (9). Still, it seems that tokens of friendship and familial affection, such as that between mother and child, included kissing (7). Kissing was also used in ritual contexts, where a person in need of divine restoration could kiss a person in a state of trance, an old woman, or a slave girl.

Reaching beyond its importance for social and sexual behavior, the act of kissing may have played a secondary and unintentional role throughout history in facilitating the transfer of orally transmitted microorganisms, potentially causing disease. Infectious diseases have been around since the dawn of history, with a constant evolutionary arms race unfolding between pathogens and hosts. Recent advances in the technology for extracting ancient DNA have enabled the detection of a wide range of pathogen genomes, such as herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) (2), Epstein-Barr virus (10), and human parvovirus B19 (11), in ancient human remains. These pathogens can infect humans through a range of different transmission routes, including saliva, making any act of kissing a potential means of spreading infection (12). The confirmation of microbial genomes deriving from human remains dating back thousands of years indicates that potentially kiss-transmissible organisms were present in historical and even prehistorical periods (5).

So there you are, then. Next time your girl puckers up and expects a kiss, launch into a peroration about the history of the act, and see where it gets you.

Your long read of the week is from Aleks at Black Mountain Analysis, who provides a long and quite detailed update on the state of the Banderastan War after the collapse of the Ukrainian defence in Artyomovsk:

Judging by several comments from several high-ranking Ukrainians, it looks to me that the realization that it is over is finally sinking in. And that every soldier committed to future battles is a dead man walking. Recently, an interesting interview with the Ukrainian ambassador to the UK (Vadym Prystaiko) was shown. He admitted more or less openly that Ukraine is being pressured into the coming offensive even though it is clear that there can’t be any expectation of great results. To the contrary, he fears that it will cost a lot of lives and equipment.

This seems to be the general mood in Ukraine. Especially within the military leadership as well.

For what? I described in previous articles many reasons why this offensive is planned. But for sure the US elections next year play a role as well. Perhaps President (???) Biden wants the mess in Ukraine to be done before the election campaign? That the shitstorm, which will inevitably follow after Ukraine’s collapse, is over before the election campaign starts? Who knows? This is only one of many possible reasons that I have pointed out already.

I’m sure the Ukrainians are not that happy to die en masse for an American election campaign. Running into an unwinnable fight, hoping that the US or NATO will intervene, just to find out that you are worth nothing… That is the destiny of ANY US ally/vasal/colony. Hello Europe.

Well, President (???) Zelensky has been so far on a big world tour but he hasn’t shown up in Ukraine for a while. Allegedly he recently visited the front line in Donbass. Is it real? I don’t know. We will see. What I can say for sure is that I absolutely don’t believe that he is hiding from Russian missile strikes. He has nothing to say in Ukraine and he is only an actor for the public.

If WW3 would break out, all the European politicians (???) would immediately lose all power over their military and all control over all European countries would immediately and permanently switch to the US military high command. All functions, both civilian (industry, etc.) and military. That is what happened in Ukraine as well.

The drone attack on the Kremlin was highly likely ordered by the British and executed by the Ukrainian SBU or GUR. The British received their orders from the Americans. Plausible deniability. The British should start to realize that they are no better than Ukraine or Zelensky if a war should break out.

Well, Zelensky is actually favorable for Russia, since he is a total idiot. Literally a clown. It is great to have such a guy as the nominal leader of the opponent. No way that Russia would attack him.

Since the situation is going south in Ukraine and the collapse has started to unfold, I feel that the US is step-by-step losing its control over Ukraine. In a situation where all the people in power are looking to save their lives either literally or for the time after the war, things are likely starting to become very ugly in Ukraine and Kiev. You can think of “Game of Thrones”. Here: Game of Kiev. I expect more infighting and killings/incidents to come soon to Kiev.

Plenty more where that came from. It is well worth reading in its entirety.

Linkage is good for you:

And some more from Dawn Pine:


The Neo-Tsar offers up some rather trenchant comments on de-dollarisation:

HALO Nation

Slayergod Remy aka Mint Blitz explains the AWFUL development of the (now absolutely AMAZEBALLS) HALO MCC platform:

That’s Not Gone Well…

Wazzocks gonna wazzock:

Comedy hour:


Meme Warfare

We begin with a heady dose of memes from The Male Brain:

Can totally confirm
I believe our host can confirm

(Ayup. That’s LITERALLY me, listening to death metal while writing Python code.)

I don’t like Doritos, maybe it’s just me

(The only Doritos I like are the explodey kind the Russians keep dropping on the Ukrainians in Banderastan.)

We can all confirm
I bet she was lying
Yes, we are screwed 
Can’t confirm, but see the logic
Brandon logic
Female logic
Sounds about right
Also sounds about right
Again, sounds about right
Story of our life
Caption: “True, but for sure you are not getting the work”
Can’t confirm
I’m going with “NO”

(Little-known fact: “Vegan” is ancient Iroquois for “puma-bait”.)

Nuff said
YES. Now let’s see some dino chow down some LGBT+

And some more from RobertW:

(Side note: Ye Olde Didacte is a mathematician by training. We maths geeks always thought that our job was to solve problems – while a philosopher’s job was to create them.)

We all love a good dad joke

This next one might take a moment to understand, but it’s hilarious when you spot it:

Oh, wait, one more from our resident Telegram Kraut, MK:

Reassuring, no?


And Russia is the biggest exporter of food in the entire world
Which is REALLY GOOD FUN and highly recommended as a stress reliever
Start with the IRS
Don’t get me wrong, I think DeSantis is a great governor of Florida – but hopeless everywhere else

Animal Planet

Your aminules are adorkable moment of the week:

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

The Lords of Steel

Gym beast props this week go to a dude with a completely unpronounceable name, Krzysztof Wierzbicki:

Ass-Kicking of the Eight Limbs

They See Me Rollin’…

Palate Cleansers


Chomping on a Cat’s Tail

Livin’ in the Land of the Metal Gods

Also Einstein: “I fear that someday people will post my pic on the Internet with bogus made-up quotations in Comic Sans font”

We’re going to do something a little different today – instead of individual songs, we’ll have a few whole albums of asskickery:

Rock Out With Your Glock Out

Hot Totty

And finally, here is your Instathot to get the week off to a suitably absurd start. This is Aleksandrina something or other, from somewhere in Russia, age unknown, who is a cosmetologist. And boy, does it show. Cosmetologists, as a general rule, tend to do a lot of their own work, on themselves. Personally, I dislike that sort of thing – of the many different kinds of women one should NOT date, cosmetologists and psychologists surely rank right up there.

OK, that’s it, now get back to barbecuing, lads.

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  1. Robert W

    This story of the man in India. He rents diesel pumps to drain the reservoir for TWO DAYS STRAIGHT to find his dropped phone, It is just incredible. What could possibly be so important on a sunk Samsung A23 to require such job-terminating efforts??

  2. Jim S

    Thanks for the picture of Murph’s head stone. Did the Murph workout (called body armor by him) on Monday in IBA. I do it for him, for three reasons. For him giving the ultimate sacrifice. For me to appreciate what I have been given in my life by God. Lastly, I also do it because we are both PSU grads.


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