“We are Forerunners. Guardians of all that exists. The roots of the Galaxy have grown deep under our careful tending. Where there is life, the wisdom of our countless generations has saturated the soil. Our strength is a luminous sun, towards which all intelligence blossoms… And the impervious shelter, beneath which it has prospered.”

Monday morning Pink Panthering

by | Jun 10, 2024 | Mondays | 1 comment

Mondays just SUCK, no matter how you greet them. In my case, I spent most of my Sunday working – didn’t have a choice, really – and most of Monday carrying on with whatever was still left, which was substantial. And that, of course, is why this instalment is so late, because I didn’t even manage to get around to doing it until quite late in the day.

Nonetheless, we carry on with the Great Mondaydact Browser Killer, because it’s tradition around here, and we don’t mess with that sort of thing. It is very bad juju.

For those of you who grew up watching The Pink Panther, and its various spin-offs (including the cartoons), this week’s theme needs no introduction. However, for those of you youngsters unfamiliar with the legendary Peter Sellers and his incredible comedic talents, perhaps this will help you remember just what a legend he was:

And of course, here’s the cartoon, as well:

#BasedTucker is Based

GREAT interview. Bukele comes across as a pretty genuine and down-to-Earth sort of character.

And that interview with Thomas Massie might just be the best one he has done, at least since he sat down and spoke with The Putin. It is just genuinely fascinating, at every level.

Dawn of Battle

The Male Brain has assembled quite a collection for us this week. We start with a great dose of the real world, in which a BASED police officer – one of the few good ones left, evidently – gives an uppity college girl some much-needed medicine:

Pitch Meeting, along with Ryan George (and his weird beard), is back, describing how Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark came to be:

Point of order – I do think there is quite a lot to the fan theory that Indy has absolutely no bearing on the outcome of the story, which The Big Bang Theory (HORRIBLE TV show) explained to us:

Moving on – FreedomToons explains Communism though the classic board game, Monopoly:

New channel TILT discusses how two MAFF nerds cleaned out Vegas in a game that should, in theory, be impossible for gamblers to beat:

The Food Theorists point out that, if you eat your vegetables, you aren’t actually eating vegetables, you are eating flowers – which is to say, the reproductive organs of plants:

Next time your toddler refuses to eat his broccoli, just remember – he is rejecting your demand that he chows down on a plant’s balls. Jus’ sayin’, is all…

(And I say that as someone who actually LIKES broccoli, carrots, and other “veggies”…)

How Money Works explains the ways in which algorithms allow Big Tech companies (and startups) to impose monopoly power on you, through MAFF:

This is absolutely true. If you step back and actually LOOK at how the various “platforms” keep you on the reservation, they do it through their algorithms, that trap you in their ecosystem.

Case in point: Amazog Music. You buy an MP3 album, it gets added to your library. Their algorithm directs you to something else you might like. You buy that too. And more after that. It is great, because you can buy lots of MP3 albums for cheaper than it would ever cost you to go to the nearest HMV or CD store and buy the actual physical medium.

But… the moment you want to download your music onto your own device – NOPE!!! Can’t do that!!!

Why? Because Amazog wants you to use THEIR online streaming service, which lets you listen to unlimited music for a fixed price every month – so that you don’t go over to Spotify and do the same.

Which is why these days I get my MP3s from Bandcamp and then download them to my PC instead. It is not perfect, but it is a damned sight better than letting Amazog tell me what I can do with MY music library.

thejuicemedia explains the absolute state of dumbocracy:

And people still look at me like I am crazy, when I point out that dumbocracy is just absolutely retarded, and we need to return to monarchy…

(Oh, also – Naval’nyi was NEVER a serious opposition candidate in Russia. I really do not understand how people still believe that idiocy. The guy NEVER polled higher than 6%, and in his last tilt at office, before he died of Suddenly, he polled at like ONE percent. And that is BEFORE we get to his ultra-nationalist views, which are a lot closer to the Banderites in Ukraine than to the beliefs of any serious Russian.)

The Rubin Report points out the real and true goal of the pro-Palestine crowd on university campuses:

I cannot say I am surprised. I have no love for what Israel is doing in Gaza – thousands of Palestinian Christian Arabs have died in a bombing campaign that is both wanton and indiscriminate. But I have no sympathy for the Palestinian Muslims in general, either. And their supporters on college campuses do not strike me as the brightest of bulbs.

Mind-Expanding Drugs

TED-Ed explains Godel’s Incompleteness Theorems, which essentially say (in EXTREMELY dumbed-down fashion), you cannot prove everything in mathematics, and you have to take some things for granted:

Death Smiles At Us All…

Poli-Ticking Off

Mark Dice gives the latest hot dish in the ongoing war of words (and deeds) between Candace Owens and Li’l Benny Shapiru:

The very-thoroughly-married couple at Redacted are VERY worried about how the Russians are responding – rationally, proportionally, and soberly – to Amerikhastan’s continued insane provocations:

PJW is positively chuffed to bits at the return of the one and only Nigel Farage:

I know a lot of red-pilled Brits are deeply sceptical of Farage, after he went full-retard on the not-vaxxes, Israel, and the 404 War (well, not quite total potato on the latter, but pretty close). However, the FACT is that he is the ONLY British politician, of any prominence, who poses a real and existential threat to the Cuckservative Establishment. And he has unquestionably brought a real air of panic to the Tories. For that, alone, he deserves praise.

Rulings from the Bench

Judge Nap never did actually make it to SPIEF after all, which is rather unfortunate. He did, however, have a VERY busy week nonetheless – not least because of the brouhaha that happened with one of his guests, which we will get to shortly.

First up, Col. Douglas Macgregor explains why America has just given 404 official permission to do exactly what the Banderites were doing all along anyway:

LTC Tony Shaffer points out the sheer impossibility of Ukie victory:

Maj. Scott Ritter narrates what happened to him when he got booted off a flight and had his passport confiscated, just because the State Department hates him:

Capt. Matthew Hoh expands upon the futility of the West’s attempts to destroy Russia:

Alistair Crooke offers a gentle and diplomatic summation of how and why the West MUST change:

Larry Johnson & Ray McGovern give an astute wrap-up for the week – with the former reporting in from St. Petersburg, Russia:

Prof. Jeffrey Sachs analyses the roots of Western hatred of Russia – which run very deep, yet really have no serious foundation:

Prof. Gilbert Doctorow explains that Russia is serious as a heart attack with respect to its points about escalation:

Prof. John Mearsheimer ponders the unthinkable:

Дед Сварливый Говорит!

Grandpa Grumpuss grumps, grumpily, about the true meaning of the Neo-Tsar’s recent remarks at SPIEF on the subject of Ukrainian and Russian casualties in the SMO:

I think Andrei is right. Russian dead in the SMO do not appear to be higher than 80K – the BBC-Mediazona compilation of stats indicates no more than 55K verified and verifiable deaths. (This is still a horrendous death toll – the Russians have lost at least as many dead in 30 months of a limited war in Ukraine, as the FUSA lost over 20 years in Vietnam.)

According to The Putin, the Ukies are losing 50K people every month – and the Ukrainian irretrievable losses, which is to say, dead and very severely wounded, are five times greater:

“Если говорить о безвозвратных потерях, безвозвратные именно потери, то их соотношение – это один к пяти”, – сказал президент. Он также отметил, что именно с этим связана попытка провести тотальную мобилизацию на Украине.


“If to speak about irretrievable losses, exactly irretrievable losses, that their ratio – it is one to five” – said the President. He also noted, that the reason to carry out the total mobilisation in Ukraine is connected exactly with this.

(That is more or less my own translation, and it is overly literal, but it serves the purpose.)

On top of that, The Putin stated the ratio of “sanitary” (which is to say, lightly wounded) Ukrainian losses, to severe losses, is about 1:1.

So, if we do a bit of MAFF, we see that Ukrainians are losing 50% x 50,000 = 25,000 dead and severely wounded a month.

And the Russians are losing 5,000 dead and severely wounded a month.

That is a HELL of a lot.

However, you then have to do a bit MORE MAFF, because Russian field medicine is well documented as being far superior to Ukrainian (and, indeed, likely Western) in that same theatre. So the Russians are able to treat their wounded much more effectively, and save their lives much more quickly.

So their actual combat deaths are unquestionably a “mere” fraction of what the Ukrainians are losing. Based on Martyanov’s estimates, the combined Russian forces are probably losing 10-12 times FEWER dead than the Ukies are, and I think he is right about that. So the Russians are losing probably 400-500 dead every month.

That is still a lot – about 12-15 men a day, the equivalent of a section in a platoon. But there is no way you can run the numbers to come up with the ridiculously overblown estimates of “300,000 Russian dead” that we still, to this day, keep seeing in the Western lugenpresse.

If, however, you look at Ukrainian losses, and you take the Neo-Tsar’s numbers at face value… the numbers are apocalyptic.

Take 25,000 dead and very badly wounded a month, on average, over 30 months of the SMO, and you get 750K.

On top of that, we have good reason to believe the Ukrainians have lost 450,000 CONFIRMED dead by now – and we know the Russians are very conservative about their loss estimates, because they ONLY go by what they can visually count, and what they can confirm using radio intercepts. This DOES NOT COUNT the number of dead in the tactical and operational rear.

Add all that up, and you are probably talking about over 700K DEAD – just DEAD – by now, and at least as many as that severely wounded, crippled for life. And, again, those are CONSERVATIVE estimates, substantially lower than Martyanov’s own estimates of 1+ million dead Ukrainians, and at least as many badly wounded.

This is a level of death, destruction, and horror that we have never seen in Europe since WWII.


Ania Konieczek did a great livestream with Larry Johnson while he was in Mordor, about those supposed “piss talks” in Switzerland:

Timeo Danaos Et Donna Ferentes…

The good gentlemen of The Duran are quite interested in what will happen, now that Nigel Farage is back to upset the apple-cart in the otherwise shoulder-sagging prospects of British elections:

The Bald Truth

Brian Berletic of The New Atlas analyses Western versus Russian industrial and productive capacity, and runs the numbers, to come up with a straightforward answer:

Bad Medicine

Dr. John Campbell is not at all pleased by the latest information about not-vaxx harms:

Dr. Suneel Dhand was chuffed to bits by the fact that Fraudci had to appear before an actual hostile panel that wanted to hold him to account:

Warriors of Faith

Tha Dizzle gives a high-level overview of highly effective apologetic and polemic arguments ANY Christian can use with Izzlamists:

Dr. Jay Smith from PfanderFilms and Al-Fadi from CIRA International continue unpacking the linguistic evidence that shows the Koran could not possibly have come from the region Muslims claim it did:

Christian Prince points out the simply pagan realities of Izzlam:

Sam Shamoun proves to everyone that Izzlam is a pagan polytheistic religion:

Manly Men of Manliness

Terrence Popp mansplains what life is really like after a truly awful divorce:

Joker from Better Bachelor points to the real reason why we keep letting TEH WAMMENZES into our spaces – and losing them:

hoe_math tells you to look at what a woman DOES, not what she SAYS:

Man Talk compiles an epic video of women posting their own Ls online:

Burn Paedowood to the Ground

Midnight’s Edge documents the colossal failure of the latest Star Wars vanity project:

Overlord Dicktor Van Doomcock brings the hate for the new Devil Mouse Wars pile of trash:

Gary from Nerdrotic watched The Acolyte, so you didn’t have to:

The Critical Drinker must surely be testing his liver to and beyond the breaking point by now:

Reading Too Much Into Things

Your Science is F***ing Weird moment of the week is from The Male Brain, and it is about ironmongery in India:

India is acclaimed for its rich heritage of iron making at least since the protohistoric era. The ancient artisans were able to create iron artefacts possessing outstanding characteristics, which demonstrates the level of expertise they had attained in the field of chemistry and metallurgy. Numerous iron artefacts including iron pillar in Delhi, iron pillar in Dhar, iron beams at Sun temple in Konark, bear eloquent testimony to this. Therefore, it is fascinating to study the chemistry involved in the preparation and properties of these iron-based ancient materials. Several scholars have contributed to the study of iron artefacts discovered from various sites across India which belong to different periods, regions and dynasties. Across the scholarly spectrum, special attention has been paid to study the chemistry involved in the marvelous characteristics like super corrosion resistance of iron pillars, cannons, etc.This review, therefore, presents the recent insights into iron-based materials in ancient India.Our objective is to highlight (1) a brief historical background, (2) chemical composition, (3) preparation of the material, (4) surface microstructure and (5) the mechanism behind the special features, of iron artefacts. Analysis of antiquarian remains with the help of different characterization techniques like X-ray diffraction (XRD), Proton induced X-ray emission, Energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Mössbauer spectroscopy, High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy (HRTEM), micro particles induced X-ray emission (μPIXE), etc. have been focused upon. The ancient iron making process used for producing high quality wootz steel has been discussed too. A detailed analysis of the rust-free iron pillar of Delhi has been presented. In particular, the iron pillar at Dhar, Adi-Mookambika temple, Kodachadri, and iron beams at Sun Temple, Konark, Damascus swords made of wootz steel, cannon at Thanjavur and iron specimens of Gupta period at Eran (Madhya Pradesh) are the artefacts studied to understand the characteristics of iron objects produced in India during ancient times. This study can support the future making of metallic monuments and artefacts with outstanding characteristics. This review is expected to appeal across the disciplines, including but not limited to, materials science, chemistry, physics, metallurgy, chemical engineering and archaeology.

Your long read of the week is from Dr. Phil Giraldi, on the scandal surrounding the confiscation of Maj. Ritter’s passport, and what it means for freedom of speech and assembly in the US:

Interestingly, Scott Ritter’s name appeared prominently on the Ukrainian “Disinformation” hit list. And not terribly surprisingly, the mainstream media, which is in sync with the government on the wars in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, did not give the Ritter story much coverage. The silence is particularly remarkable as the press, which has been protecting President Joe Biden and his Homeland Security lackeys as they watched millions of people illegally cross the Mexican border into the US failed to exercise any vigilance when a single American citizen was unsuccessful in trying to go the other way completely legally.

Ritter, to be sure, has been a powerful voice critiquing the Iraq War, where his inspections turned up no WMD and he declared, in August 2002, that a case had not been made for attacking Saddam Hussein. If George W. Bush and his gang of neocons plus Congress had only paid attention to Scott Ritter, the US would have been spared the loss of thousands of soldiers and the utter waste of trillions of tax dollars. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis also died as a result of the US attack on their country.

Since that time, Ritter has been an activist who calls for dialogue, negotiation and diplomacy to avoid wars, particularly in the current context where the United States is supplying tens of billions of dollars in arms to expand the war with Russia, sustain the attacks on Gazans and establish a pretext for a war with China over Taiwan. Ritter has traveled to Russia and Iran, as well as to other hot spots, without regard for his personal safety, driven by the desire to tell the truth about what is being propagandized in hopes that he will make politicians think twice about what they are doing. Scott has reported what he sees and describes the conversations he has had with local people without fear or favor, always with the objective of avoiding war and death. For his pains, he inevitably is accused of being a source of Russian and anti-Israeli disinformation and even acting as “Putin’s poodle,” but his information has proven to be overwhelmingly reliable.

Interestingly, this week’s incident was not the first time when Ritter was targeted by the US government for truth-telling. In the wake of the passport seizure, he recounted on X how “The similarities between what happened to me on June 3, and what transpired some 21 1/2 years ago, are disconcerting. Then, the FBI carried out a concerted effort to prevent me from making a documentary movie, ‘Shifting Sands,’ about the flawed case for war being promulgated by the US government. They threatened me with arrest, they engaged in acts of physical intimidation, and—when this didn’t work—they played a role in manufacturing a case designed to destroy my personal character in the eyes of the general public. The 2001 incidents were a warning shot across the bow for me to begin toeing the line. When I refused to do so, releasing my documentary film and actively speaking out against the US case for war with Iraq, the FBI then arranged to have the information about the 2001 incidents leaked to the press in an effort to destroy my credibility on the eve of a February 2003 trip I was planning to take to Iraq, together with a high-profile international delegation, that was designed to prevent a war between the US and the government of Saddam Hussein.”

Scott is not alone in being a target for government attempts to discredit him. Almost anyone who has good access to media and audiences and crosses the established line will be confronted to a greater or lesser extent. Sometimes the confrontation does real damage as in the recent cases of employees of universities and government who have lost their jobs for speaking out in defense of the Palestinians. Has anyone in America lost a job for promoting an ongoing and highly visible genocide, i.e. Israel’s apparent inherent right to kill tens of thousands of Palestinian civilians? No, that is considered acceptable speech by those who govern us and make up the rules.

Those of us who are under attack regularly for going against government writ sometimes exchange jokes about how defying the administration or Congress means going it largely alone in a fight against thousands of government lawyers who will be able to write or interpret the “rules” to crucify you staged in a selected court house before a co-opted judge where you will be certainly convicted. The threat is real, think of what Julian Assange is going through driven by a vengeful US government aided and abetted by those of a like mind in Britain, the home of the Official Secrets Act. The government nearly always wins when it comes to ruining one’s life on spurious or transmutable charges like the Espionage Act of 1918. Scott will have to get a lawyer and sue the government in an attempt to get his passport back and along the way a faceless bureaucrat will no doubt accuse him of high crimes and misdemeanors.

Linkage is good for you:

And some more from Dawn Pine:


The Neo-Tsar had QUITE a lot to say at the SPIEF plenary session last week:

HALO Nation

Slayergod Remy aka MintBlitz does his thing while discussing the breaking news of ANOTHER HALO: Combat Evolved remaster:


Scholar’s Lore inspects the Skitarii:

Creature Feature

What Lurks Beneath talks about cryptids:

Oh No! Anyway…

Wazzocks gonna wazzock:

Comedy Hour

Meme Warfare

And we begin, as ever, with some dank memes from Dawn Pine:

I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if a thousand useless feminists suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced…

Related to that Indiana Jones pitch meeting video from above:

You first need to spray some sand on it…
Can confirm, except there was no boulder chasing
True that
Long time question. Better not as they tend “not to guard it well” unless it fits the narrative.

Moving on:

So much for “quiet quitting”
I want to remind you that it did not end well in the episode
She is WHITE. She needs to be BLACK and lesbian

[“PUT A CHICK IN IT AND MAKE HER GAY!!!!” – Didact, summing up Queen Karen Kennedy’s approach to film-making]

320M facepalm
Makes sense
Math is racist
Also – You are way poorer
“God loves idiots. Otherwise he would not have made so many of them”

[As a certified card-carrying idiot – CAN CONFIRM. – Didact]

Replace “Furiosa” with any other failed show
Old, but still relevant
Make sense
Makes sense again

[Reminds me of that time I wore a T-shirt with “Rope. Tree. Journalist. SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED.” on the back, around the global headquarters of The New York F***ing Slimes. Ah, good times… – Didact]

Go figure
True that

[Oh dear God, that is TERRIFYING. You could start a world war just by playing those sounds on loop. – Didact]

Brandon is on its own there
Since Aslan did not bang anyone, he can be a “Non-Binary”
Also, you can get the kids to be LGBTQWTF
The answer is DIY. If you don’t DIY don’t complain.
F for funny
Second that
Caption: “But, That’s (D)ifferent”

And now, as LRFotS RobertW would say:

Izzlamists too
SERIOUS wife material

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:

Cats are ASSHOLES. Diabolical assholes.

Plus – because we all know how much I hate panda bears – your pandas are ABSOLUTE BLOODY MORONS moment of the week:


Gym beast props this week go to Colton Engelbrecht:

Ass-Kicking of the Eight Limbs

They See Me Rollin’…

Palate Cleansers

Knives out



Mighty Wings


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

And finally, much-delayed today, here is your Instathot to get the week off to a silly start. This here is Camila Giorgi, age 32 from Macerata, Italy, and up until fairly recently, she was an actual tennis player, ranked in the WTA and everything. She quit to become a lingerie model, and you can kind of figure out why pretty quickly.

As we like to say around here, we really do rather approve of the Eyeties, and especially of their sense of fashion.

OK, that’s all, chaps, back to work now – hopefully you didn’t have to work as hard as I did today…

Subscribe to Didactic Mind

* indicates required
Email Format

Recent Thoughts

If you enjoyed this article, please:

  • Visit the Support page and check out the ways to support my work through purchases and affiliate links;
  • Email me and connect directly;
  • Share this article via social media;

1 Comment

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Didactic Mind Archives

Didactic Mind by Category