atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#5504: 80°

Yep, nice warm day today. Went out to the garage and hauled all the scrap steel to the scrapyard. 140 lbs' worth; netted me $13 and change. So much for my go-karty aspirations, but that steel has been sitting there untouched for much more than a year, and I'm not likely to be doing anything in that department before next year at the earliest. So, dump it.

Still need to crush the cans and take them; I'll do that next week, along with getting the electronics recycled and the donation pile hauled over to Salvation Army. That will make much space.

Other thing I want to do: take certain items from here (like the dorm fridge, the room AC I never use, and some other bits and pieces) and put them in the storage unit, then haul the two TVs at Dad's house to the recycler. Probably end up doing that before I recycle the electronics that need to be gotten rid of, so I can haul it all in one big go.

Got to get rid of the junk! Soonest! I'll need to be able to access the lawn mower at this rate.

* * *

Poor little rich girl just can't catch a break. We're talking about Chelsea Clinton!
She gets $600,000 from NBC to do a couple of almost-unairable puff pieces.

And then she gets "Impact" awards for having successfully managed to be born.

But poor her anyway.


By the way, Chelsea Clinton's big job today was tweeting out this story, which, coincidentally, also appears in the LA Times that just puff-pieced her lame ass, and which claims that global warming will cause greater (wait for it....) diabetes.


The left--or some portion of it--has identified Chelsea Clinton as its next great white hope, apparently because "Clinton". As far as I can tell there is absolutely no other distinguishing thing about her; if she were not the (alleged) offspring of Bill and Hillary, all else being equal she'd be a nobody.

It's a spectacularly bad way to pick potential nominees: "Hey, this person has the same last name as the most successful person we've had in the White House in fifty years. Let's elect her next!"

...but it's all they've got. Have you looked at the major players in the Democrat party lately? They're all older 'n dirt, and have the curb appeal of a burning tire. From here there's no obvious leader for the Democrats, no one who's going to get the base stirred up, especially since they managed to fob off old Bernie (who, himself, came of majority sometime in the Jurassic era and is an avowed socialist to boot). Chelsea Clinton has the advantage of being young and sort of cute, even if we do know exactly how she's going to look as she ages. (Hint: her mom.)

(That's from the 2008 election, but that's okay. Still applies.)

* * *

So, Cosmopolitan has another thing for the feminists to worry about. Feminists hate the fact that sex is fun, which is why they do everything possible to take all the joy and beauty out of it. The latest salvo in that war is being unhappy that men derive pleasure from making their women feel good, because "it's all about his ego".

It's a whole bunch of horseshit, of course, because it's Cosmopolitan.

* * *

John Deere is making the mistake of thinking that they can lock down their stuff and people will still buy it. Okay, locking down your tractors with digital rights management (DRM) is going to keep people from using cheap Chinese knock-off parts, but it's also going to piss off a lot of people who are depending on their equipment and then find they need to pay some schmuck $160 an hour to drive out to their farm with a laptop to reset a single code.

It really is a shitty way to do business. Loyalty is a two-way street, and no one stays in business for long when they treat their customers like criminals. Or cash cows to be milked.

* * *

Mrs. Fungus bought a DVD of Sweeny Todd performed as a concert, and Neil Patrick Harris was in it. Apparently he was in the original production, and he reprised his role in this one as Tobias. Who knew Doogie Howser could sing? now we've seen the thing five times in various forms and I absolutely cannot get the music out of my head. WTF.

With the result that I got pot pies for dinner tonight and told my wife we were having "the worst pies in London". Maybe with a salad.

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