“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.”

Friday T&A: Rubik’s Cubics Edition

Friday T&A: Rubik’s Cubics Edition

Yes, this one is late again, and this time it is due to the stupidity of your host. You see, I was feeling grouchier than usual yesterday – due in no small part to somehow tweaking my back again while doing squats the day before – and, after going out for...
Friday T&A: Celiac Edition

Friday T&A: Celiac Edition

Gents, have you ever had one of those days where you had grand plans to do all sorts of useful and impressive things, and it all came down to taking a 2hr nap on the couch? Well, that was pretty much my day today. The fact is, we all need days to just sit and vegetate...
Friday T&A: Czeched Out Edition

Friday T&A: Czeched Out Edition

Apologies for the late poast, again, but being on vacation (for certain definitions of the term, admittedly – what I’ve been doing for the past 5-6 days probably isn’t in line with what most men would regard as “relaxing”) has of course...
Friday T&A: Underworked and Overpaid Edition

Friday T&A: Underworked and Overpaid Edition

As y’all may have noticed, things have been rather slower than usual around here. This past week has been insanely busy, which is why poasting has dropped to zero, and why yesterday’s usual edition was not even so much as started, never mind published. I...
Friday T&A: Escalation Edition

Friday T&A: Escalation Edition

For those of you who were paying attention to the NOOSE today, things went from what we might consider “regular crazy” to “batshit insane” in the space of a few hours. First came the news of MASSIVE, and I mean truly off-the-charts, Russian...
Friday T&A: The Ides of March Edition

Friday T&A: The Ides of March Edition

As I mentioned yesterday, this particular stretch of the year is great for oddball made-up holidays. Today is, of course, Caesar Stabbification Day, in which the legendary Roman general and dictator failed to heed the words of the soothsayer, and went to the Senate to...
Friday T&A: A Hint of Spring Edition

Friday T&A: A Hint of Spring Edition

It has been one very long and extremely busy week – this is one of those cyclical turns that comes around every so often, when everything happens at once and there is almost never a spare moment. That is, of course, why poasting has been basically non-existent...
Friday T&A: Defender Edition

Friday T&A: Defender Edition

Since my capacity for deep thought is rather limited today, due to the extraordinarily busy few days I’ve had, I will spare you my usual nonsense about geopolitics and current events. All I will say is that today is День Защитника Отетчества (Day of the Defender...