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Monday morning life after layoffs

by | Feb 5, 2024 | Mondays | 2 comments

Ah, Monday. Here we are again, with yet another day of the grind ahead of us, where we pretend to show up for jobs we don’t actually like, to make money to buy the stuff we need, for the people we DO like.

That is where the Great Mondaydact Browser Smasher gets involved – to provide distractions and entertainment as we struggle to get through the day.

Such distraction and good humour is especially important if you happen to run into a buzzsaw in the way of your career, in the form of a layoff.

Now, before anyone jumps to conclusions, I assure you, I am NOT talking about myself. I am actually in a very good place right now. Having been in that position many times before – three times, no less – I understand how horrifying it is to people who don’t see it coming.

Which is why the channel, A Life After Layoff, exists, to help people process what they are going through, and to come to terms with it. The whole channel is about much more than that, though – it looks at the realities of the job market, in a world where employers actively look for reasons to get rid of you, and no longer care about you as a person.

As depressing as that reality is, it is not impossible to handle – you just have to learn how to deal with it. So, here you go.

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, has a lot to say about the long list of disasters that is American foreign policy right now:

#BasedTucker is Based

The video above is extremely important for you to watch. You need to understand just how badly Big Pharma lies to you, with the “pill for every ill” philosophy. It just does not work – and I say that as someone with a substantial part of my savings portfolio invested in pharmaceutical and medical devices companies.

Dawn of Battle

The Male Brain has been very busy finding great stuff for us this week. We start with a most excellent video from PsycHacks – great channel with superb content – about how women make you angry to get what they want:

As Dawn Pine stated when he sent me this video – the ability to NEXT a highly demanding woman who constantly brings aggravation into your life, is an extremely powerful weapon. Do not hesitate to use it.

Tale Foundry asks what might happen if the world never, ever ends, and therefore, humanity runs out of problems to solve:

We’d end up in a world without liberaltards, that’s what. And wouldn’t that be nice…

It’s been a while since we saw JP Sears around here, so let’s get him back on with a breakdown of Yuval Harari’s latest globalist idiocy:

How Money Works explains the secret link between government spending on private housing complexes, and the rising tide of homelessness due to unaffordable housing:

Lots of people complain about “capitalism” being evil and broken in the West. What they consistently fail to understand is, this is not capitalism. It is corporatism – or, if you prefer a more loaded term, fascism.

Moon has a very downbeat video on how TEH INNARWEBZ has destroyed the ability of most people to think critically

PJW notes the outsized impact that one Taylor Swift on Indecision 2024:

Mind-Expanding Drugs

Via The Male Brain, theworld’s busiest bald YOOTOOBER has a Sideprojects video about archaeological discoveres in 2023 that didn’t hit the headlines, but should have:

Also, a Russian sociology student once invented a game that has profound implications for our modern world:

You can turn this on its head, too. If you are reading sites like this one, YOU are the informed minority. You actually know what is going on.

Death Smiles At Us All…

Poli-Ticking Off

Mark Dice notes how the whore-media can no longer ignore the flood of illegal invaders pouring into the FUSA through the wide-open southern border:

The very-thoroughly-married couple at Redacted analyse the implications of the data on 404’s collapsing military strength:

PJW is back to note, briefly, the hilarious impact of a new tool called DignifAI, which essentially puts the clothes back onto e-thots (like the ones we feature around here on Mondays), and removes their tattoos, to make them look like actual wife-material – and the reactions from those same e-thots, and their armies of SIMPs, are hilarious:

Rulings from the Bench

Judge Nap had a busy week, as usual, interviewing his wide-ranging collection of talking heads. We start with Col. Douglas Macgregor, who notes we have never been quite so close to all-out global war as we are now:

If the FUSA goes to war with Iran, then we can kiss goodbye to modern industrialised society, at least in the West. The FUSA cannot win such a war – it cannot even fight one.

Maj. Scott Ritter explains the link between the American proxy war with Russia, and the failures of its Middle East policy:

Capt. Matthew Hoh answers a rhetorical question:

Alistair Crooke warns Israel against its current trajectory toward self-immolation:

Larry Johnson & Ray McGovern break down the week’s biggest stories:

Prof. Jeffrey Sachs calls the neoclown-dominated American government exactly what it is:

Prof. John Mearsheimer is not optimistic about Israel’s prospects for victory:

I think he is right. Israel has already pulled out a number of its most combat-capable units from Gaza, officially because they have achieved their objectives – but, unofficially, because those units have taken such severe casualties that they are no longer truly combat-effective. This is particularly true in the case of the elite Golani paratrooper brigade.

Meanwhile, Israel has not even begun to seriously hurt Hummus’s combat abilities. They have killed, by their own estimates, perhaps 5,000 Hummus fighters – leaving well over 20,000 more. And they have killed nearly 25,000 civilians in the process.

They have lost the moral level of war – they lost it months ago, actually. Which means they cannot possibly win the physical level. That much is obvious by this point.

Дед Сварливый Говорит!

Grandpa Grumpuss grumps, grumpily, about the actual quantities and timing of Lend-Lease supplies sent by the USA to the USSR during WWII, thereby correcting matters of historical record:

In my view, this is one of the most important videos Mr. Martyanov has ever made. There is still a strong view in the West that the USSR was an incidental player in the Allied victory in WWII – though that appears to be changing, fortunately. The mythology of “American” victory in the Atlantic theatre is particularly strong in the US (unsurprisingly), but the reality is, the Soviets did by far the greatest share of the fighting, and the dying, in Europe.

And they did it by outproducing their enemies AND THEIR ALLIES in truly mind-boggling quantities of tanks, trucks, aircraft, artillery shells, and so on and so fort.

The Americans can legitimately lay claim to the victory in the Pacific Theatre, certainly – though even there, the fact is the Red Army utterly destroyed the Japanese Sixth (Kwantung) Army in the Battles of Khalkhin Gol in 1939, and much later annexed Manchuria, parts of Korea, and Sakhalin. In those latter battles, the Soviets tied up resources the Japanese desperately needed to stem Nimitz’s island-hopping campaign, and to defend the home islands.

But, American hagiographic claims to pre-eminence in the Western theatre, are simply fictitious. The FACT is, by the time the Allies landed at Normandy, they were often (not always) fighting shattered and broken Wehrmacht divisions that had suffered up to 80% casualties (!!!) on the Eastern Front. And even those broken units still put up a tremendous fight.

Timeo Danaos Et Donna Ferentes…

The good gentlemen of The Duran explain how the Neo-Tsar’s view of the conflict with 404 has evolved since Feb 2022:

I think the analysis is spot-on. The Putin, as it were, has clearly decided at this point that anything short of Queef’s unconditional surrender, is unacceptable, because the Banderites and their Western backers simply cannot be trusted. His rhetoric has hardened to the point where no compromise is possible.

I firmly believe historians will look back at the March 2022 talks in Istanbul as the worst display of Western arrogance, hypocrisy, and stupidity in recent history. If the West had not interfered, Ukraine and Russia could have sorted out their differences through diplomacy and negotiation – punctuated by some short, sharp skirmishes, probably. But the current economic and geopolitical crisis engulfing the West, could have been avoided.

And over a MILLION Ukrainians might still be alive, with all of their limbs intact.

All because the neoclowns have no reverse gear, and refused to take The Putin’s offer to put the pin back into the grenade.

The Bald Truth

Brian Berletic of The New Atlas unpacks the way Ukraine tries desperately to find Hollywood-style PR victories, even as its own position in Donbass collapses:

Bad Medicine

Dr. John Campbell looks at data from the British Heart Foundation, and it is not good:

Dr. Suneel Dhand gives you some very sound advice about Vitamin D:

I take at least 8,000 IU of the stuff every day – probably more like 10,000, once you count up everything. I also take Vitamin K2 to ensure the calcium in my body goes into my bones, rather than into my arteries and blood vessels.

Warriors of Faith

Tha Dizzle provides a detailed breakdown of the Izzlamist claim that Jesus was never actually crucified, by pointing out how a series of mistranslations, verses taken out of context, and deliberate obfuscations by Muzzies, throughout 14 centuries, have warped the real message of the Koran:

The more closely you look at Izzlam, the more ridiculous this idiotic death-cult becomes. It truly is an absurd collection of amazing stupidity, put together by men and pretending to be the ultimate revelation for Mankind – yet you can rip it to shreds in less than an hour, simply by looking at what its own books actually say.

The sad thing is, so many hundreds of millions of people fall for this deception, and give away their salvation to a fake, low-IQ religion of works, enslaving themselves to the wrong god.

People like Tha Dizzle are doing God’s work, in pointing out the truth, and forcing Muzzies to acknowledge how badly wrong they really are.

Dr. Jay Smith from PfanderFilms and Mel dissect the mystery of “MHMD” in the Koran:

Al-Fadi from CIRA International and Dr. Jay Smith lay out the problems with carbon dating – which are actually pretty severe – when trying to figure out the age of the oldest Koranic manuscripts:

This simply supports the view that the Koran is nothing more than a series of Christian lectionaries and borrowed stories, packaged together in a hastily assembled attempt to create a northern Arabian religion to go with their emerging national identity when the Sassanian Empire collapsed in the mid-7th Century.

And Dr. Jay Smith has been instrumental in bringing that forgotten history to light. He truly is doing God’s work.

Christian Prince continues to make Abdools look stupid on a daily basis – and the level of their stupidity, cognitive dissonance, and inability to do basic LODJIK has to be seen and heard to be believed:

Sam Shamoun shreds a very smug and very poorly informed Muzzie who thinks the Koran claims the Bible is corrupt:

Having listened to hundreds, if not thousands, of such debates over the last 15 years – yes, I’ve been studying Izzlam for THAT LONG, though I am by no means a scholar, and certainly cannot debate Muslims the way Shamoun and CP can – I can say without reservation that the worst and stupidest Muzzies are not actually from the Arabian Peninsula. The native Arabic speakers tend to be a little more willing and able to process the failures of their own made-up religion pretty easily, comparatively speaking, though it takes repeated beatings with a clue-bat to make them see the light.

No, the WORST ones, by far, are from India, Pakistan, and Africa – and they are even worse when they live in Western countries. The Westernised ones are the most obstinate, retarded, intransigent, and ridiculous that you will ever meet, because they have to construct ever more ridiculous epicycles on top of the sheer nonsense of Izzlam, just to find a way to reconcile the cognitive dissonance that arises from the scientific and historical DISASTER that is the Koran, with the facts of the real world.

IQ has a lot to do with it, for sure. Arguing with Muslims from countries and populations with average IQs of 90-105, is far easier than arguing with Muslims who come from places with average IQs of 70-85.

Manly Men of Manliness

Terrence Popp goes into full-on Bad Uncle Popp mode to explain how to puncture the lies of a “proper garden tool”:

Joker from Better Bachelor celebrates the fact that men can adapt to changing realities – while WAMMENZES by and large cannot:

Burn Paedowood to the Ground

Midnight’s Edge reports on the latest failures of the M-She-U to recover its brand cachet:

Overlord Dicktor Van Doomcock unveils the major failures of Amazog’s DEM RANGZ O’ POWAH!!!, with Season 2 of WE WUZ ALVES ‘N’ SHIET!!! likely to collapse even harder than the first one did:

Gary from Nerdrotic narrates the impact of the DIE agenda on Hollyweird:

The Critical Drinker rather drunken, yet true, things to say about why House of Devil Mouse Wars lurches from disaster to catastrophe with monotonous regularity:

Reading Too Much Into Things

Your Science is F***ing Weird moment of the week is from The Male Brain, and concerns the methods by which one can use burned things to figure out the historical record:

Burnt materials are very common in the archaeological record. Their identification and the reconstruction of their firing history are crucial for reliable archaeological interpretations. Commonly used methods are limited in their ability to identify and estimate heating temperatures below ~500⁰C and cannot reconstruct the orientation in which these materials were burnt. Stepwise thermal demagnetization is widely used in archaeomagnetism, but its use for identifying burnt materials and reconstructing paleotemperatures requires further experimental verification. Here we present an experimental test that has indicated that this method is useful for identifying the firing of mud bricks to 190⁰C or higher. Application of the method to oriented samples also enables reconstruction of the position in which they cooled down. Our algorithm for interpreting thermal demagnetization results was tested on 49 miniature sun-dried “mud bricks”, 46 of which were heated to a range of temperatures between 100⁰C to 700⁰C under a controlled magnetic field and three “bricks” which were not heated and used as a control group. The results enabled distinguishing between unheated material and material heated to at least 190⁰C and accurately recovering the minimum heating temperature of the latter. Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) on the same materials demonstrated how the two methods complement each other. We implemented the thermal demagnetization method on burnt materials from an Iron Age structure at Tell es-Safi/Gath (central Israel), which led to a revision of the previously published understanding of this archaeological context. We demonstrated that the conflagration occurred within the structure, and not only in its vicinity as previously suggested. We also showed that a previously published hypothesis that bricks were fired in a kiln prior to construction is very unlikely. Finally, we conclude that the destruction of the structure occurred in a single event and not in stages over several decades.

It is also all about proving that the Bible is, once again – say it with me, lads – A BOOK OF HISTORICAL RECORD. Here, in context, is the set of verses referred to later on in the paper:

9 Then Jehoiada the priest took a chest and bored a hole in the lid of it and set it beside the altar on the right side as one entered the house of the Lord. And the priests who guarded the threshold put in it all the money that was brought into the house of the Lord. 10 And whenever they saw that there was much money in the chest, the king’s secretary and the high priest came up and they bagged and counted the money that was found in the house of the Lord. 11 Then they would give the money that was weighed out into the hands of the workmen who had the oversight of the house of the Lord. And they paid it out to the carpenters and the builders who worked on the house of the Lord, 12 and to the masons and the stonecutters, as well as to buy timber and quarried stone for making repairs on the house of the Lord, and for any outlay for the repairs of the house. 13 But there were not made for the house of the Lord basins of silver, snuffers, bowls, trumpets, or any vessels of gold, or of silver, from the money that was brought into the house of the Lord, 14 for that was given to the workmen who were repairing the house of the Lord with it. 15 And they did not ask for an accounting from the men into whose hand they delivered the money to pay out to the workmen, for they dealt honestly. 16 The money from the guilt offerings and the money from the sin offerings was not brought into the house of the Lord; it belonged to the priests.

17 At that time Hazael king of Syria went up and fought against Gath and took it. But when Hazael set his face to go up against Jerusalem, 18 Jehoash king of Judah took all the sacred gifts that Jehoshaphat and Jehoram and Ahaziah his fathers, the kings of Judah, had dedicated, and his own sacred gifts, and all the gold that was found in the treasuries of the house of the Lord and of the king’s house, and sent these to Hazael king of Syria. Then Hazael went away from Jerusalem.

— 2 Kings 12:18, English Standard Version

Your long read of the week is by way of Our Beloved and Dreaded Supreme Dark Lord (PBUH) Voxemort the Most Malevolent and Terrible, and consists of a snippet of a new book by Col. Jacques Baud titled The Russian Art of War: How the West Led Ukraine to Defeat:

Throughout the Cold War period, the Soviet Union saw itself as the spearhead of a historical struggle that would lead to a confrontation between the “capitalist” system and “progressive forces.” This perception of a permanent and inescapable war led the Soviets to study war in a quasi-scientific way, and to structure this thinking into an architecture of military thought that has no equal in the Western world.

The problem with the vast majority of our so-called military experts is their inability to understand the Russian approach to war. It is the result of an approach we have already seen in waves of terrorist attacks—the adversary is so stupidly demonized that we refrain from understanding his way of thinking. As a result, we are unable to develop strategies, articulate our forces, or even equip them for the realities of war. The corollary of this approach is that our frustrations are translated by unscrupulous media into a narrative that feeds hatred and increases our vulnerability. We are thus unable to find rational, effective solutions to the problem.

The way Russians understand conflict is holistic. In other words, they see the processes that develop and lead to the situation at any given moment. This explains why Vladimir Putin’s speeches invariably include a return to history. In the West, we tend to focus on X moment and try to see how it might evolve. We want an immediate response to the situation we see today. The idea that “from the understanding of how the crisis arose comes the way to resolve it” is totally foreign to the West. In September 2023, an English-speaking journalist even pulled out the “duck test” for me: “if it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s probably a duck.” In other words, all the West needs to assess a situation is an image that fits their prejudices. Reality is much more subtle than the duck model….

The reason the Russians are better than the West in Ukraine is that they see the conflict as a process; whereas we see it as a series of separate actions. The Russians see events as a film. We see them as photographs. They see the forest, while we focus on the trees. That is why we place the start of the conflict on February 24, 2022, or the start of the Palestinian conflict on October 7, 2023. We ignore the contexts that bother us and wage conflicts we do not understand. That is why we lose our wars…

In Russia, unsurprisingly, the principles of the military art of the Soviet forces inspired those currently in use:

  • readiness to carry out assigned missions;
  • concentration of efforts on solving a specific mission;
  • surprise (unconventionality) of military action vis-à-vis the enemy;
  • finality determines a set of tasks and the level of resolution of each one;
  • totality of available means determines the way to resolve the mission and achieve the objective (correlation of forces);
  • coherence of leadership (unity of command);
  • economy of forces, resources, time and space;
  • support and restoration of combat capability;
  • freedom of maneuver.

It should be noted that these principles apply not only to the implementation of military action as such. They are also applicable as a system of thought to other non-operational activities.

An honest analysis of the conflict in Ukraine would have identified these various principles and drawn useful conclusions for Ukraine. But none of the self-proclaimed experts on TV were intellectually able to do so.

Thus, Westerners are systematically surprised by the Russians in the fields of technology (e.g., hypersonic weapons), doctrine (e.g., operative art) and economics (e.g., resilience to sanctions). In a way, the Russians are taking advantage of our prejudices to exploit the principle of surprise. We can see this in the Ukrainian conflict, where the Western narrative led Ukraine to totally underestimate Russian capabilities, which was a major factor in its defeat. That is why Russia did not really try to counter this narrative and let it play out—the belief that we are superior makes us vulnerable….

Russian military thought is traditionally linked to a holistic approach to warfare, which involves the integration of a large number of factors in the development of a strategy. This approach is materialized by the concept of “correlation of forces” (Соотношение сил).

This one is definitely going on my reading list for the year, no doubt or question.

Linkage is good for you:

And some more from Dawn Pine:


The Neo-Tsar is a gentlemanly man, with courtly manners, which is why he only obliquely refers to the gesture he would like to make at the West, in the presence of young women:

HALO Nation

Master Chief is an iconic character for a VERY GOOD REASON:

What is THE hardest thing to do in HALO? It isn’t what you might think:

Slayergod Remy aka MintBlitz shows you how to eliminate a camper:


If you’ve ever wanted to become a Daemon Prince, Scholar’s Lore tells you how to go about it:

Creature Features

If you have ever wondered whether skinwalkers are real – the answer, at least from Wartime Stories, is almost certainly, YES:

These creatures are NOT to be underestimated. They are extremely dangerous, because the humans who engage in this stuff use outright daemonic powers to do so – that is precisely what witchcraft actually is, after all.

Also, LRFotS MrUNIVAC and his (ginger) wife are going to get a real kick out of that last story, “I Know You’re There”, because there ARE actual naturalistic reasons why something like that might happen… But the supernatural explanation is simply way cooler.

Oh No! Anyway…

Wazzocks gonna wazzock:

Comedy Hour

Meme Warfare

We begin with a series of Taylor Swift memes from Dawn Pine, related to that video from upstairs:

Meet someone, date them, break up and write a hit song. Story of her life
They still don’t get it
The caption “Romeo, Take Me Somewhere We Can Be Alone”
Does Anyone See A Resemblance Here?
No caption needed
Those are known ones

Plus, some regular memes:

For some of us, it’s an all-week thing
We need to work on tolerance
And they still don’t get it
Met those people

[You may need to take a trip to Urban Dictionary to figure this one out – Didact]

Those too
Did we mention the cat is female?
Powered by fuel
Leftist logic
At least the logic is sound
Good luck!
“The  floor is lava” was a great game
Did I mention tolerance?
Nuff said
Saw the series. Great acting
True that
Also true that

OK, we need the full quote. In context:

One of the greatest movies ever made, that one.

And now, as LRFotS RobertW would say:

Zelya, I don’t have any money, but I do have a finger I’d like to show you…
Scary thought, actually

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:


Gym beast props this week go to Maxon Shethar:

Ass-Kicking of the Eight Limbs

Absolute BARN-BURNER of a fight, that one – and I completely agree with the outcome. In fact, I thought Superlek won 4 out of 5 rounds in that one.

They See Me Rollin’…

Palate Cleansers

Axe Me Anything



Mighty Wings

Tanks for the Memories


She really is awfully cute – though her taste in music is ASS.

Just Skating By

Gingervitis Injections

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”

Rock Out With Your Glock Out

Thot Shots

Finally, here is your Instathot to get the week off to the right start. This here is Kate Black, age unknown, from Coventry, PommieBastardLande, known primarily for her Page 3 photoshoots. Apparently, she gets quite annoyed with people who think she is just a dumb model, because she just graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from Harvard.

I must say, that last qualification does nothing whatsoever to raise my estimation of ANYONE’S intelligence. I know what Ivy League types are like – I studied at one. As such, and especially in the current day and age of rampant grade inflation and the utterly laughable state of “liberal arts”, I have no respect for anyone who tells me he (or she) went to one of those schools.

You are not your education. You are your values, achievements, and abilities. There is a rather important difference. I know a LOT of over-credentialed idiots who couldn’t figure out how to perform the most basic maintenance on a car, if their lives depended on it.

Anyway – Ms Black does model things, whatever that means.

That’s all, boys – back to work now.

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  1. JohnC911

    Hey Didactic mind thank you for the Monday post.

    2 things.

    The Neo Nazi rise in Australia is not what the media is reporting. For one everyone who disagree is being call a Nazi and so the numbers look bigger. The laws are to ban Nazi hate symbols, ban Nazi salute (which is really a Roman Salute anyway) displaying and mis information (which is the most dangerous part) to so call protect Jewish and other minorities people. The laws will be use on the average Australian and increase to ban and arrest for post online. Honestly it is disguising, The politicians and corporations want to ban Australian Day and charge anyone for displaying the flag. Note they are surprise at the same time why no young person wants to join the military. Their was a man Frank Strazdins arrested for displaying the Australian national flag near a protest for Invasion day. https://www.skynews.com.au/opinion/andrew-bolt/man-arrested-for-wearing-australian-flag-near-invasion-day-protests-speaks-out/video/04ed058e80e7070ebaf6834a651f530a

    By the way I not joking and kidding on the next part.

    The average Aussie now at the work places, sporting events and traveling domestic flights are force to listen to a since around 2019 to an Acknowledgement of Country (White people saying how they Acknowledge the tribal group who lands it “used” to be). It goes like this at every meeting at work “I’d like to begin by acknowledging the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet today. I would also like to pay my respects to Elders past and present.”

    At sporting events and meeting with politicians (since around 2008 at the Federal level) you have to watch a Welcome to Country ceremony performed by a local Aboriginal person to acknowledge and give consent to events taking place on ‘their’ traditional lands.

    Is it possible to do an article or podcast just to sum up for the Israel Gaza and Yemen Nato conflict? I understand if you can not.

    Thank you Didactic. I pray Jesus keeps you strong at these times.

  2. Dire Badger

    Anyone who has read ‘Atlas Shrugged’ and assumes that they will be one of the chosen, is automatically disqualified.

    Especially Ayn Rand.


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