FAIR USE: CRITICISM – Good clip from a good movie.
To clarify, I do *not* oppose science.
I do not oppose science facts; and I wholeheartedly denounce “alternative” facts.
The point I have tried to make, via much more intelligent sources such as Paul Feyerabend and George Orwell, is that you should always think for yourself.
That doesn’t mean make up your own facts.
It means do careful research, gather input from all sources, analyze all the data available, and make a realistic, informed decision; taking into account facts and opinions, and ignoring outright lies and propaganda.
The ultimate enemy is propaganda, in ANY form. You can’t use propaganda to defeat propaganda; that’s called hypocrisy.
With an open mind and an open heart, always seek out the truth in your self and in the world. This is how to respond to “alternative facts”.
And, when you know something is propagandic BS, the very worst thing you can do is to ignore/accept it.
If you can’t oppose it, you can at the very least mock it.
You know…ridicule it. In public, yet.
Well whaddya know, Dick Dawk’s advice finally proves useful. For SOMETHING.
Suggested Reading: ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’. Yes, I read it…I even *reviewed* it!
I’m not sure about their main number, but here’s their alternative fax:
FAIR USE: CRITICISM – Cool clip from a movie I haven’t reviewed yet. I don’t think there’s much more to the entire movie than (things like) this, but hey it’s kinda cute.
Ad for ‘Salem Five’:
The kid playing the tuba did NOT survive the zombie apocalypse. (See the opening of ‘Land Of The Dead’).
And definitely didn’t hook up with Mr. B.
As the saying goes, you’re NOT gonna play well without using plenty of lip and tongue action.
To open: I think Trump is a scumbag and I in no way support him. HOWEVER…
“Protesters who assembled in the area — some throwing rocks and bricks at the police — had smashed car windows…Earlier in the day, protesters destroyed the glass front of a Bank of America and a Starbucks in the area; images captured some people holding hammers…”
So, to protest the election of a hateful candidate, you engage in violent, hateful, destructive activities? Yeah, that makes sense.
Also, you are aware – I hope – that being a police officer does not make you inherently a Trump supporter (amazing I’d have to say that, but see below), and that police officers preventing people from smashing windows has nothing to do with Trump. It’s called “their job”. You know…keeping the peace? Something you (I would assume) supposedly support?
Point of note: Just because you think Trump wants to set up a fascist “police-state” does not mean that ALL police officers are – on election day – SUDDENLY fascist opponents of freedom and ardent Trump supporters.
I mean, what are you, ignorant? Read a fcken book or something.
““Police officers,” a woman in the crowd grumbled, “are Trump supporters.””
What are you, a moron? Your actions and your rhetoric are just as ignorant and hateful as the rhetoric you’re SUPPOSEDLY protesting.
It’s called a PEACEFUL TRANSFER OF POWER. Respect it, you dumb fcks.
You wanna protest? Fine, protest. But do it peacefully. You know, like civilized, not-hateful, non-ignorant people. Like the people you supposedly are, not like the people you supposedly oppose.
“They chanted — “We are a peaceful protest!” — but by late morning, several shop windows in downtown Washington had been shattered…”
By the way, you wanna know why Trump won? I mean, besides racism, sexism, misogyny, homophobia, xenophobia, etc…
But seriously, ONE small part of why he won is this: A lot of people that are NOT racist, sexist, misogynistic, homophobic, xenophobic a$$holes were just tired of the upward-trending snarky elitism from certain groups…
So way to go, antitheists. You’ve helped elect Donald Trump.
I think Dick Dawk’s “Mock them. Ridicule them in public.” method didn’t work QUITE as well as he’d (and they’d) hoped.
So, now football AND basketball fans are all incredibly stupid?
Chevy Silverado ad:
“Oh, did I say there was *one* Silverado? There’s *five*”
*Silverados appear…people murmur, sort of like…”ok…”*
And that’s it.
Nothing about the Silverado.
Oh, did I say there was *one* piece of lint in my pocket? There’s *five*.
So fcken what you d@mn moron???
I think it would be great if they re-made the ST:TOS episode ‘The Changeling’, basically having it be the same except Nomad would respond slightly-altered thusly:
“Non-Sequitur. Puppies and kittens are cute.”
Look, I’m dapuppy. I’m dapuppy and I want my snausages.
To whom it may concern:
“…it’s just cuz (they’re) pissed off.”
“(he/she/it/they/them) didn’t believe in sh1t. None of ’em did.”
And you thought Grimmsy couldn’t get more exciting than Strip One!
I put it on the rarified level of that classic short film the Stooges made in ‘Movie Maniacs’.
And MORE to come!!!
Here’s a status update on some of those things I know you’ve been wondering about.
Grimmsy Grimmling strip number two: Still expected by the end of December, hopefully.
Semper Puppy online radio: Still there, playing grunge and various other thingies.
This website: Noticeably less interesting lately.
My creative inspiration: Lacking, though you never can tell. I mean, look how clever this bit is.
The Patriots: In the playoffs. Couldn’t other teams in the AFC East try just a *little* harder? It’s like Trelaine (sp?) hunting Kirk.
My dating life: Non-existent.
My evaluation of whether any woman will ever want to touch me again: Unchanged.
My preferred method for dying: Someone tearing one of my arms off and beating me to death with it.
Suggested time frame for this happening: Well not NOW. I mean, QUITE a while. I’m too young to die, after all. Too young, and too handsome. *peek in reflective surface* AH! … Well, too young.
How long this series of stupid updates will go on: I sense an imminent ending.
Future ideas for Grimmsy: LOTS! Really…can you stand it???
Current position: Sitting down and facing forward.
Random MST3K Recommendation: ‘The Creeping Terror’
Random Pun: What do you call making fun of someone using wordplay? A pun jab, of course.
Will there be more “Grumpy Old Puppy” entries?: Oh yes!
I guess it’s even closer than he (and I) thought.
(See: ‘Black Mirror’, episode “Nosedive”).
It’s scary. I mean, I’m not joking. It is.
If it doesn’t scare you…WAKE UP!
“No… could you repeat it, because I can’t believe my fcken ears.”
Apply as needed, allow 10 seconds to dry.
“and I asked myself…why did I ever buy into this sh1t in the first place? It’s just cuz I was pissed off.”
Crusading atheists/antitheists…just, stop it. Please.
“People are killed in the name of religion” is a popular refrain from them.
Well, I think insane people kill people because they’re insane. You know, like in ‘Seven’. John Doe, if you’ll notice, is insane. He also *identifies* as Christian. But he’s not, obviously. He’s a lunatic. People aren’t killed by John Doe because he is or is not Christian. People are killed by John Doe because he’s a lunatic. The fact that he identifies himself (falsely) as a Christian is completely unrelated.
If he were a devout atheist, and killed people for *believing*…would that mean that atheism is dangerous? I mean, by the logic of “if anyone of X does something, it applies to all” that you like to (try to) use, it goes both ways. Assuming character was atheist and killed people for not believing, according to the CA/A argument that “religion is harmful” because a miniscule minority of people that identify as religious do harmful things, therefore (according to your own argument) atheism would be proven dangerous. So therefore it must be campaigned against.
Which is utterly absurd. And illogical. And ridiculous.
I mean, don’t quote the fcken Crusades as “an example”…a lot of things happened CENTURIES ago. Gimme a fcken break. Read Paul Feyerabend’s reponse to that piece of BS.
The reason people do harm (where applicable) is this alone: people choose to do harm (where applicable).
You can assign any “reasoning” you want to it, but (to use the ‘Seven’ example) John Doe’s behavior is not because (and therefore the following groups are DANGEROUS!…*SATIRE…SATIRE…SATIRE*) he is:
– Over age 30
– Under age 90
– Owns a glowing cross night light
– Urinates when necessary
– Defecates when necessary
– Identifies himself (incorrectly) as Christian
He’s a lunatic. The above groups should not be maligned because of that.
Here’s a question for CA/A’s: Do/did you ever watch ‘The Daily Show’? Or ‘The Colbert Report’? MST3K? ‘Cheers’?
And did you not do so (in part, at least) because it was comforting in a way? You were “part of the crowd”, “one of the guys”, etc? It was company, in a way? Friendly company when you wanted it?
How would you feel if someone went out of their way to invade your personal space to tell you “It’s not real! You’re not really part of that!”?
Assuming (and I am not saying this is TRUE, or that I BELIEVE it, but CA/A’s do) that religion is false, “unreal” (like the above)…so what?
Assuming that people take comfort in their religion, that it helps them in times of trouble, that it makes their lives happier, that they enjoy the sense of community…
Just leave ’em alone, man. I mean…get over it.
There is no causation between religion and ANYTHING harmful. So please, again…(I think M. Palin said it best):
(3:49 – 4:20)
FAIR USE: CRITICISM – The above is a good clip from a Monty Python sketch, and also is a great example of someone going ON, and ON, and ON…
If Trump is elected president, I think the wall preventing people from fleeing in terror to Canada should take precedence over the other one.
Recent message from Alexa.com regarding my website ranking:
“We don’t have enough data to rank this website.”
You had “enough data” for the past two months+, you have just as much now…MORE, actually.
I suggest you change that message slightly…here’s an idea:
“We don’t have enough of your money to rank this website.”
Yeah, that has a nice ring to it.
Though, this does solve the problem of “Do/should I give a fck about my alexa.com ranking?”
The answer to “Do I give enough of a fck about my alexa.com ranking to give them money?” is the same as the answer to “should I follow ‘keyword recommendations’ and alter my posts to make them less genuine and more popular?” and “should I pretend to have different opinions that align more with the collective?”
No thanks, I’ll take the nosedive.
Now that the Chicago Cubs, in thrilling and spectacular fashion, have finally won their first World Series in 108 years, this all-important question – more than ever before – demands an answer:
If you were a hot dog, and you were starving to death, would you eat yourself?
FAIR USE: CRITICISM – Great impression by Will Ferrell, tolerable straight man reactions by the guy from ‘Remote Control’.
And now with a commentary, here is a grumpy old puppy.
I’m old, and I’m not happy.
People today and their ‘Harry Potter’ wizards…
In my day, ‘Harry Potter’ was called ‘DragonLance’. And it wasn’t NEARLY as popular. And they didn’t make movies out of it because noone would watch them. And the only movie they did make was one of the most embarassing things you’d ever seen.
And that’s the way it was and we LIKED it! We LOVED it, oh Happy Day!
In my day, you didn’t get nice elegant little invitations to become a wizard who was treated with “respect”…FLABBITY FLOOBITY!
In my day, noone “invited” you to become a wizard, you had to decide for yourself. And even if you wanted to you probably couldn’t because you were too stupid. And even if you could people didn’t like your decision, they hated it. You were an outcast, a social leper before you could cast a single spell or even knew the touch of a woman, and that’s the way it was and we LIKED it!
All this convenience and pleasant company…
In my day, you didn’t have a fancy train carry you to your destination in comfort and luxury.
In my day, you walked there through horrible weather and nasty terrain. And you did it by yourself, because noone wanted to be seen with you. And if you died on the way noone cared. And the only company you had was the other dead failures for miles around. That’s right, the ground was covered with festering failed wizard corpses, and that’s the way it was and we LIKED it!
And this wonderful school with its talented magical specialists eager to teach you…FLEEBITY FLOO!
In my day, it wasn’t a school full of powerful mages you went to, it was some grumpy old wizard in a shabby hut. And he didn’t wanna teach you, you had to grovel for it. And even when he did teach you he was half-senile and you barely learned a thing. And you didn’t learn and advance steadily in magical abilities and knowledge; it took YEARS and YEARS before you could cast even a *useless* spell, and that’s the way it was and we LIKED it!
Not like today…
In my day, we didn’t welcome new wizards with friendly open arms…
In my day, even if you got far enough to become a wizard you had to take a test. And they weren’t nice to you, they hated your guts and called you names. And you had to have someone waiting for you, because if you failed the test you died and someone had to collect your corpse. And even if you passed the test they had to carry you home before your festering wounds killed you; that’s right, you had achieved the best possible outcome and you were horribly scarred mentally and physically.
And that’s the way it was, and we LIKED it! We LOVED it, ohhhh HAPPY DAY!
As an unwanted and rather annoying follow-up:
Recently received SECOND notice from a collection company.
If you’ll check Part Two, you’ll see that the company in question is – according to some – not very reputable.
So, to www.peryourhealth.com AND as a document of my ongoing saga:
You can send me as many “bills” as you want. I’m not going to give you my credit card information, nor am I going to send you a vast amount of money for something that may already be paid.
This is an insurance matter. I WOULD give you my “insurance information” (quoting your letter), but unfortunately the only number you provide is a billing number, with NO way to connect to someone to give information to. As for your website, when I try to go there I have to enter some “information” (my quotes this time) which is “provided” (ditto) for me.
When I enter this information, it says the attempt was “unsuccessful”.
HOWEVER, it also lists a VERY convenient *NUDGE NUDGE* “pay now” option where I can send you money *WINK WINK* for something I am *NOT* responsible for, which is covered by my insurance *GRIN GRIN SNAP SNAP*, and which MAY HAVE ALREADY BEEN PAID. *SAY NO MORE!*
I WOULD give you my insurance information, but you provide ABSOLUTELY NO WAY TO DO SO. Therefore, I regard it as your fault; if you want my insurance information, give me a WAY TO PROVIDE IT.
I will not be sending you vast quantities of money for something covered by my insurance.
If you want their information, ask me in a way that I can reply to.
It is YOUR “responsibility” (quotes mine) to provide a means of giving information to you. You do NOT, and I will not use one of the many EXTREMELY convenient options to simply give you money to make you go away, since I’m not in the habit of giving vast quantities of money to someone/thing simply because they send me a piece of paper.
If you want to keep sending me your useless “notices”, fine.
Every time you do, I’ll re-post here affirming the above until you either A) provide the necessary means or B) go away.
Oh, and in the spirit of Buckwheat’s untimely demise, here’s a link for those of you that may have missed it before:
Thank God/lack of God/all that is good and sacred that Google search is FINALLY recognizing the important, nay VITAL global contributions of “Weird Al” Yankovic.
An obvious example of being heavily influenced by the “No Time To Lose” sketch:
‘Tombstone’, when Wyatt Earp confronts BB Thornton’s character, and he says:
“Go ahead, skin it! Skin that smokewagon and see what happens!”
Suggested original script to follow:
*BB Thornton* “What?”
*Wyatt Earp* “Skin that smokewagon.”
*BB Thornton* “‘Skin’ what???”
*Wyatt Earp* “That smokewagon. Skin that smokewagon.”
*BB Thornton* “Oh, I see…’skin…that…smoke-wagon.'”
*Wyatt Earp* “Yes, that’s right.”
*BB Thornton* “‘Skin that smoke-wagon…'”
*Wyatt Earp* “Right!”
And so on, and so on…
*glance at cute little pig*
So…REQUESTED prescriptions refills (for medications I’ve already been prescribed, no changes) and agreed to an APPOINTMENT ASAP if necessary to make this possible. So, let’s hope this works. If not…
Here’s my plan: I’ll hope my situation gets resolved reasonably, and if it doesn’t, I’ll post here about the state of my decline as I run out of necessary, prescribed medications and/or head to the emergency room. Oh, and I’ll provide the names of some “doctors” people may want to avoid, maybe.
“I do not threaten. I merely state facts.” – Spock
“Hmm…hmmm…Hippocratic Oath…it’s not in there, jolly good. Very useful. Next!” – MPFC
Here’s a lovely clip:
FAIR USE: CRITICISM – A nice little clip about a horrific doctor.
Does someone actually get paid to sit around and think up different clever (and not-so-clever) titles for zombie movies?
You know, a freelancer; they have a roster of hundreds – NAY thousands! – of titles and for a small fee you get a mildly appropriate one for your screenplay?
Donald Trump is to politics what ‘Dead Alive’ is to movies: So horrendously bad that it goes from being an F- on quality to being a C because of the tremendous laugh-and-mock-ability quotients; the “oh my God I can’t believe that…”
It’s sad when you can’t even give enough material for your own dedicated propagandists to make a decent, non-laughable case.
I’m still debating which would be worse: electing Trump, or a country-dividing Civil War (part two) if he doesn’t accept the election results.
He’s got about as much leadership stability as Dr. Captain Janice Lesterkirk.
10/20/16: Ok, he’s not as good as ‘Dead Alive’. ‘Hobo’, maybe? ‘Manos’?
10/20/16: Here’s some footage: FAIR USE: CRITICISM – SATIRE…SATIRE…SATIRE…
I’ve seen some posts about how this is a “deceptive” slogan and “misleading”.
Of COURSE dog breeders are gonna say that. I mean, COME ON.
FACT ONE: Purebred dogs are wanted by a LOT of people. Very few, if any, will ever be put to sleep.
FACT TWO: LOTS and LOTS of dogs and cats in shelters around the U.S. WILL be put to sleep if they aren’t adopted.
FACT THREE: EVEN IF a particular dog or cat is not put to sleep, think about this: since purebreds are pretty much guaranteed a home, if people didn’t adopt these non-purebreds, exactly how would they find a home? They wouldn’t. They would live in a cage without a pet owner to love and take care of them.
So…to anyone who hates “Adopt Don’t Shop”…I think D. Vinyard said it best: “…get your head out of your a$$”.
10/19/16: It’s sad when the best propaganda that anti “Adopt Don’t Shop” people can come up with is that it’s all an “agenda” by “extreme animal rights activists” to eventually have all dogs “freed”, to roam the streets.
Fck, I mean Trump can come up with better BS propaganda than that.
Look up the word “outlier”.
Are there people out there that want all breeders outlawed, all animals freed, cows no longer viciously milked, mice free to explore career opportunities, mosquitoes saved from horrible hunters that kill them for their wings (which can fetch up to .8 of a penny)?
Sure. There are outliers to EVERY cause, EVERY movement, EVERY position. EVERYTHING in the WORLD that can possibly be subjective in ANY WAY has outliers. That’s what they are: outliers.
The VAST majority of people who urge people to adopt (including me) do NOT believe it is assault to milk a cow, do NOT believe cats and dogs can be converted to vegetarianism, etc…
In the same way, the VAST majority of people who buy purebred dogs do NOT believe there is a “conspiracy” against purebreds, do NOT think that we must defend breeders rights NOW or they will soon be gone!!!
I mean, come on. As is almost ALWAYS the case, the TRUTH lies somewhere in the middle of two extremes.
Are there some good, reputable breeders who love their dogs – and dogs in general – and aren’t evil monsters just in it for the money? OF COURSE.
Are there some good, reputable shelters who love their rescues – and rescues in general – and who exist to help give abandoned animals a second chance? OF COURSE.
I mean, what moron actually believes that puppies are NEVER bought because they’re “cute and little”, and then dropped off at a shelter when they grow into adult dogs? And that these dogs are somehow “defective” because of that? And that these dogs don’t deserve a home as much as ANY OTHER dog?
Oh, and to the people that say dogs are simply “property” (yes, I’ve read at least one rant about that) that’s just not true. NOT TRUE. Period.
See…this pillow I sleep with is property. If I want to, I can punch it, kick it, not give it food or water, dropkick it around the house, eat it, shove it up my a$$…WHATEVER. It’s a FCKEN PILLOW.
Dogs and cats are NOT property in anywhere NEAR the same sense. They are not merely “things”. If you think they are, then by that belief you show you don’t really care about them.
There are LAWS against animal cruelty. FACT. Dogs cannot be forced to fight and kill each other. FACT.
There are no laws against pillow cruelty. Noone will be appalled if I tell them I was really frustrated and so I hit my pillow. Noone will try to stage a pillow intervention to remove it from its abusive environment. Noone will campaign for pillow rights. Noone is insane enough to do this, or believe it will happen.
In conclusion, here’s the middle ground between the two extremes (The “milking cows is the same as raping a human woman” ones and the “all animals are property and anything can be done with them that anyone wants including sadists and Jeffery Dahmer-wannabes):
Not all breeders are bad. Not all shelters are bad.
Research where you’re thinking about getting a pet from. Make sure they treat their pets humanely. Make sure you can care for the pet properly. Make sure you are willing to keep the pet for its lifetime. Make sure that the pet has no behavioral issues that would cause you to return the pet. Make sure you LOVE THE PET.