atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#7395: The last post with politics until Friday

That's right! After this, "holiday" rules are in effect and I won't talk politics.

Unless something so massively awesome pops up that I can't help myself.

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Such as. If this is real, then it's going to deserve comment:
Late this evening, the campaign received an advance copy of Sidney Powell's lawsuit that she plans on filing tomorrow in Georgia.

I'll just say this--a lot of people in the building lost their shit after seeing it. Not only does it make a metric ton of bombshell accusations, she appears to the goods to back up many of her claims. ...

... I will say that the mood around here has taken a serious turn. Earlier this evening, everyone was basically still in party mode, especially following the GSA decision yesterday to release the transition funds (champagne!). Since receiving the suit this evening, no one has heard from either Joe or Kamala and everyone is acting like it's really, really bad.

...the suit alleges some really, really bad things in the form of what amounts to basically bribes and pay-to-play schemes and implicates high level DNC operatives and GOP members in Georgia. There is some really meaningful witness testimony,...
Now, this could just be some dweeb pretending to be involved in the Biden/Harris campaign--as Vox calls it, a "LARP" (live-action role playing). It may be total fiction.

But if it isn't, then yes, I'll be talking about it, maybe even tomorrow.

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So, yesterday I wanted to see if I could watch the Joan of Arcadia streams on YouTube on the big screen in the family room, via the cable box. Some stupid clip show was on, and while I was trying to get the system to behave I accidentally watched some of it.

The clip in question was point-of-view of some guy driving a go-kart on a go-kart track. You know, the sort of place you pay $X to hoon a go-kart around a track and race other people. Anyway, there's a bit of a wreck, which involves another go-kart kind of going over his a bit. When it clears up the guy continues driving for a bit, then lets off the gas, holding his hand in front of himself and screaming--because about half of his index finger has been torn off. The injury is fresh enough that it hasn't really started to bleed, but the end of the finger is ragged. Maybe the last inch or so, inch and a half, of his finger is just gone.

The clip show was playing this for laughs. I heard a quip about putting the severed finger into a Sno-Cone.

That disgusted me. Most people are right-handed and it was the right index finger that he lost--the most important finger on the dominant hand. Even if they can reattach it, it will most likely never have the dexterity and sensitivity that it did before the injury. And what if the guy is a surgeon or a concert musician or something?

That man suffered a grievous injury and they laughed at it! Assholes.

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They say SN8 will fly next week. Nine miles up, then back to Earth, hopefully intact. Can't wait to see it!

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Rocket Lab posted the absolute best-ever staging video. The second stage leaves the first one in the figurative dust once its engine ignites. SO COOL.

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A Jeep Cherokee drags an abandoned car 10 miles out of the desert. Looks like fun.

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Science says that if you test positive for COVID-19 but are asymptomatic, you cannot transmit the disease. Or, if you've got a secondary illness. You can't transmit it.
In other words, it appears that the only time people can infect others is when they have the virus for the first time, and only when they are symptomatic.
This is science talking. Of course, the people who "fucking love" science are ignoring it, because it does not give them an excuse to royally screw over the little people.

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So, got the turkey into the brine, and made the cranberry salsa, and then came in here to blog.

Mrs. Fungus got home from work and asked me if I wanted to go out to dinner. That was a "hell, yes" because I didn't fancy cooking anything. On the way back I stopped at Menards and got the 1x2s for the cupola, and since I bought four-foot lengths of the boards (4 of 'em) I just left them in the back of the truck. Saves me a bit of time on Friday, when I'm going over to Og's place to get them cut to profile.

Remembered to glove up before chopping the jalapenos for the salsa, too. I think that's a mistake you make once.

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Anyway, with everything that's been going on, I have not finished masking the bedroom. Mrs. Fungus doesn't mind, though, because major progress has occurred, and she knows that once I get the ceiling painted in a room, I am just itching to paint the walls and get the job done. Friday evening, or maybe Saturday, is when I'm going to work on that.

Need to spackle the tub soffet with that waterproof spackle, too. It needs 24 hours to dry; then I can paint it.

Tomorrow will be spent on three things: cooking, eating, and WoW.


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