22 January 2017 · Comments Off on Narcissism Notes · Categories: Political Theatre, Too Stupid for Words

When it comes to picking a fight over verifiable facts,* just where does one draw the line between silly and stupid?

Inquiring minds want to know.

________________

*All facts are verifiable. That’s what makes them “facts.”

07 January 2017 · Comments Off on Phoning It In · Categories: Geek Stuff, Too Stupid for Words

Title:  The Social Media Education System.  Image:  Persons crossing street at crosswalk staring at their cell phones as they disappear into a pit marked by a flashing sign saying


Click for a larger image.

06 January 2017 · Comments Off on Twits on Twitter · Categories: Too Stupid for Words

Apprentice twits.

We are doomed.

30 December 2016 · Comments Off on Twits on Twitter · Categories: Political Theatre, Too Stupid for Words

Trudy Rubin, who is currently touring the Far East, notes that twitting twits cannot be equated with diplomatic diplomats. A snippet:

Yes, there is justification for a firmer U.S. stance toward China on trade imbalances and freedom of the seas and Beijing’s reluctance to squeeze North Korea. But berating the Chinese with no strategy behind the bluster won’t work to America’s advantage, as I heard repeatedly from Chinese officials, academics, and think tankers, as well as from American businessmen in China.

Nor do tweets convey toughness to the Chinese.

Indeed, Trump’s modus operandi is more likely to provoke Chinese retaliation than produce a great deal.

Do read the rest.

Afterthought:

The inherent weakness of relying on the Bully’s Pulpit as one’s go-to strategy is that, when you meet someone who won’t be bullied, just what the heck do you do next?

24 December 2016 · Comments Off on Twits on Twitter (Updated) · Categories: Political Theatre, Too Stupid for Words

What Noz said.

Addendum, Later That Same Afternoon:

Dick Polman has more. A snippet:

He (Trump–ed.) merely sees nukes as his newest toys. Beauty queens, reality show contestants, nukes … it’s all grist for his sandbox.

23 December 2016 · Comments Off on Twits on Twitter · Categories: Political Theatre, Too Stupid for Words

What’s in it for me twits.

On my heavens. The update that Juanita Jean posted after I first read this post is absolutely insanely chilling.

I shall have to stop eating mushrooms. They remind me of Trumpian clouds.

21 December 2016 · Comments Off on Going Rogue One · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe, Too Stupid for Words

A former employee of a Florida vending machine company dressed up in a Chewbacca costume and stole money from a pair of kiosks he previously maintained, according to cops who arrested the “Star Wars” devotee for grand theft.

Guess he figured he wouldn’t be noticed . . . .

19 December 2016 · Comments Off on Twits on Twitter · Categories: Too Stupid for Words

Unpresidented twits.

If only it were so. . . .

07 December 2016 · Comments Off on The Plane Truth · Categories: Mammon, Too Stupid for Words

Plans for Trump's new Air Force One with Donald Trump modifications:  Trump standing in doorway saying,

The Seattle Times wonders how canceling the order for new planes creates jobs. Meanwhile, Noz points out that the reason for Trump’s dissatisfaction with plans for Boeing to design and build the new planes is obvious. Here’s the gist:

. . . what’s in it for him?

03 December 2016 · Comments Off on The Great Disillusionment · Categories: Political Theatre, Too Stupid for Words

Some Trump voters seem surprised to find out that he is exactly who he has been for his whole public life.

Who woulda thunk?

Via Raw Story.

30 November 2016 · Comments Off on Denial Is Not Just a River in Egypt · Categories: Too Stupid for Words

Dick Polman.

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.

20 November 2016 · Comments Off on The Crack-Up · Categories: Political Theatre, Too Stupid for Words

Title:  2016, Another in an Occasional Series of Parables Involving Cliffs.  Image:  Two men in speeding car.  One says,

Click to see a larger image at the original location.

19 November 2016 · Comments Off on Twits on Twitter · Categories: Geek Stuff, Too Stupid for Words

Man asks Guru on top of mountain,

18 November 2016 · Comments Off on Droning On · Categories: Geek Stuff, Too Stupid for Words

Once more, it’s only a matter of time . . . .

From a high-rise rooftop on the west side of the Schuylkill, a 20-year-old Drexel University student allegedly operated a flying camera drone recklessly all the way to the Ben Franklin Bridge, and it nearly collided with a police helicopter Wednesday evening.

At one point, Joseph Roselli allegedly flew the drone as high as 1,500 feet, which is restricted for use by Philadelphia International Airport.

Roselli was charged with risking a catastrophe and recklessly endangering another person, court records show.

Aside:

I was in my local drug store the other day. They had quadcopters for sale on the toy rack.

Thinking is a lost art.

31 October 2016 · Comments Off on Monsters · Categories: Too Stupid for Words

Trick or Treaters at the door:  Frankenstein, a zombie, a cowboy, and a clown.  Homeowners panic screaming,


Click for the original image.

We are a society of stupid.