April 17th, 2013

#3812: As always, the first reports were wrong.

Two bombs only--no others. Still, they were quite enough, even so, weren't they? Lord have mercy.

That poor guy I was talking about yesterday lost both legs below the knees. That link is safe as they've cropped the image so that it doesn't show the gruesome parts.

Another person likening the Boston Marathon bombs to Bill Ayers' bombs.

JayG also mentions Bill Ayers:
consider "white terrorists. After Tim McVeigh, we've got... Um... Let's see... Oh yeah, that's right. Bill Ayers. Next, what would "special privilege be? McVeigh was executed in - for the death penalty - record time; his conspirator jailed for life. Bill Ayers? Remind me what his sentence was, again?

Maybe there's something to this after all - as long as those white terrorists are mentors to the current Teleprompter-in-Chief...
The left just makes me sick.

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Roofers' union that supported Obamacare is now against it, because they've tardily realized it will make union workers more expensive and therefore less competetive in the job market.

Welcome to reality, guys! We were waiting for you!

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Karl Denninger discusses the popping of the metals bubble. It's not just gold; it's other metals, and copper is a big one.

Again: take a casual look around you. Everything within sight that uses electricity--everything--has copper in it. That doesn't even begin to include other products that also include copper; I know nearly nothing about metallurgy but I do know that we alloy things with copper to lend certain properties to them. Anything that's chrome plated has a thin layer of copper plating under the chrome.

Like aluminum, copper is a metal that is essential to the world economy. If the price of copper is falling, it means demand is falling, and that is emphatically not good for economic prospects.

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Looks as if I'm going to have to cut the grass pretty soon. That is to say, if it will stop raining long enough so the back yard isn't a frickin' swamp....

#3813: STANLEY KUBRICK IS THE MEGAMIND OF THE UNIVERSE

...whatever you do, do not bother watching 237, the documentary about Stanley Kubrick.

Mrs. Fungus put it on one afternoon because it was about The Shining, which is one of her favorite movies; and we watched this melange of ludicrous assertions by insane people who think that every last minor detail in various Kubrick films (mostly The Shining) is Extremely Significant Subtext Put There On Purpose Because Stanley Kubrick Was A Super-Genius.

One psycho went as far as claiming that Kubrick is "the megamind of the universe". No, I don't really know what that means, nor do I care.

It was a bunch of lunatics making a whole lot of lunatic assertions. The Shining is allegory for the Holocaust. It's Kubrick's admission that he helped to fake the Apollo moon landings. It's this, it's that--you know, maybe the guy just made a fricking MOVIE.

*sigh*

...then, this past Saturday night, Mrs. Fungus and I watched Saturday Night Live and--for once!--it had a sketch in it which not only had a laugh-out-loud moment in it, but more than one. I can't remember the guest host for the episode--it was the ep shown on 4/13--but she was a chunky blonde woman; and in this particular sketch she played the hardass coach of a collegiate girls' basketball team.

The first thing that made me laugh was when she was perched atop a stepladder holding a brick, on the basketball court, and when one of her players made a mistake she hollered, "Guess what? BRICK!" A little bit later she runs into a classroom and stun-guns the professor, then starts hollering at her players and stun-gunning random people in the class. It was, uncharacteristically for SNL, hilarious. Then again, this woman perfectly captured the "hardass female PE major" schtick, and in her I recognized every scary female PE teacher I ever encountered in public school.

I do believe it was that episode where Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister, Game of Thrones) showed up in the middle of a not-funny "Drunk Uncle" segment as "Peter Drunklage", during the "SNL News" segment. Mrs. Fungus was fast-forwarding past it when I said, "Hey, that's--that's Tyrion!"

Remembering, as I do, the days of Dan Ackroyd and Jane Curtain ("Jane, you ignorant slut!") puts the present-day version in a poor light. Peter Dinklage was the funniest thing in that entire segment.

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Mrs Fungus has been after me to blog about these things for a little while. At least I can take this one off my "honey do" list.