atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
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#7217: And it's more dry than yesterday out back

Woke up before dawn, figured I'd try to have a gander at the comet, so I went outside. Area by the pool still not squelching. This is a good sign.

As expected, couldn't see from the back yard, so I got into the Jeep and hit the road. Pulled off a side road about a mile east of the bunker where the nearest trees are miles away. I was in the right place but the wrong time: too close to sunrise, the comet was already washed out by sunlight.

Over at Space.com they recommend having a gander about ninety minutes before sunrise; I'll give that a try tomorrow if I can. Otherwise, the thing will be visible, I figure, about ninety minutes after sunset come Monday or Tuesday.

It's past the sun already (perihelion was July 3) so perhaps looking for it in the evening sky will be more convenient. I just need to figure out where is the best place around here to go to look for it.

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As usual, it turned out to be a hoax. Black politician mailed himself a hate letter because no white people would.

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This is very nice to hear.

Goya Foods' CEO praised President Trump and then told the asshats threatening a boycott to eat a dick.

Ford's CEO told the BLM/SJW crowd to go fuck themselves when they demanded that Ford stop making police cars.

Good. More corporations need to do this kind of thing.

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Apparently Robert De Niro is having a bad year. It seems that if he is "lucky", he will somehow manage to eke out a $7.5 million paycheck in 2020, which is apparently a pauper's wage for him.

So I go to the article that discusses this issue and I am seized with the urge to punch everyone mentioned in it. Why? Well, for one thing, it seems that he's cut his estranged wife's credit card limit, and she was unhappy about it, and took the matter to court. You see, she's used to being able to spend $100,000 per month and deemed it "unfair" that the limit was cut in half.
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper issued a temporary ruling that De Niro should keep [Grace] Hightower's credit card limit at $50,000 a month and pay her $75,000 so she can find a summer home for their two kids while De Niro and his other children remain in his three-house compound upstate.

"I am not requiring at this point that Mr. De Niro restore the credit card to $100,000," Cooper said. "$50,000 seems to be certainly enough to avoid irreparable harm."
$50,000 per month. Plus a check for seventy five large so she can find a summer home.

I'm sitting here trying to figure out how someone could possibly spend $50,000 a month without ending up with a warehouse full of stuff that's been used once. I suppose that you pay for a bodyguard and a chef and a personal assistant and rent some high-class digs, and after the usual living expenses, that does for most of that sum?

On the other hand, it's very easy to spend a lot of money on horseshit ("A fool and his money are soon parted") and the article even mentions that De Niro outspends his income. Of course, the article also mentions that he's worth $500 million, and because these assertions are made by lawyers on either side of a messy divorce, the truth is probably somewhere in the middle.

What I do know is that a celebrity who is careful with his money can amass quite a fortune while nonetheless living extremely well, and it would not surprise me at all to learn that Robert De Niro is not one of those types of celebrities.

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God bless the Babylon Bee. I love that satirical headline: "Nation That Kills 3,000 Babies A Day Feels Morally Superior To Slaveowners From 200 Years Ago".

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Anyway, up too early (or not early enough, depending) so I'm going to go back to bed.
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