Bureaucracy just cost me ~40,000 square feet of land.

I’m not working this weekend after all.  “The Man” messed up my digital fingerprinting last week, and I had to redo it this week.  Thus, my security clearance didn’t come through for unescorted access to the nuclear plant.

Thus thus, I was told not to come in until (hopefully) Sunday night.  That’s a loss of 24 hours of overtime.  Which amount of pay, even after taxes, would have covered about 2% of my recently purchased 46 acres of land.  Dadgummit!

But (since your newly revitalized wormme strives for gratitude and positivity) it also means I can watch college football all day today.

If you don’t understand what that means to a simple ‘Bama boy, you need to learn two words.  Two words, eight letters, and the greatest ESPN commercial ever:

UPDATE–Realization:  not all of you will thrill to the beauty of that clip.  It’s not your fault…your mama just didn’t raise you right.  Here’s a rough transliteration:

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Lagniappe, mon chere’!

I love Cajun food so much, sometimes I’ll even cook it myself.  But it’s ridiculously hard to find in most places.  It was nowhere near me in Ohio.  Long Island was terrible, Oak Ridge and Knoxville no better.

But now, here I am in north Alabama.  Which is apparently Roux Central of the Bible Belt.  Huntsville has about a half dozen places.

And I’m about to go order waaaaay too much food from about half of them.  Leftover Creole is better than most fresh cuisines.

I’d planned to go into ketosis for most of this month, and lose 10 pounds.  Hah!

Health is for the weak.


UPDATE–I forgot to explain lagniappe [lan-yap (though some tin ears pronounce it) lan-yap].  It’s the Bayou Baker’s Dozen, baby.  One of the all-time greatest words.

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The Great Slog begins.

Starting tomorrow I’m working from 6:30 PM to 6:30 AM, every day but Wednesday.  This will last for maybe four weeks.

Given how much bed rest I need now, that leaves about two free hours per day.  My main worry about night shift is that the possibility of serious noise outside the hotel during the day.

It’s not like I’ve been slathering this site with scintillating wit.  But for the coming month I’ll have even less blogging material than usual.

Unless, of course, something happens worthy of the name…Atomic Anecdote!


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A treat for the ears.


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In the Navy…

Meanwhile in Japan the Navy, aka the MSDF, is showing off their latest piece of technology. New submarine hunter aircraft and a new class of AEGIS destroyer. Comes with footage of the demonstration of this new tech.

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I’m now a Gentleman.

So I just agreed to buy 46 acres of land (somewhere in TN).  Cost:  just under $50,000.

It’s right near my brother’s 88 acres.  Yep; I’m homesteading too.  I want to plant fruit trees and crops; I want simpler things, and concerns.

Unlike my bro, I don’t want a simpler world.  But just like him, I don’t think this present one is viable.

Still…if you have post-Apocalyptic skills, email us.  We hope to outlast the digital age.

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Let the inbreeding commence!

The so called “ethics council” (Ethikrat) in Germany has published a 91 page statement in which they support legalizing incest between siblings.

Incest is banned under §173 of the German criminal code.


It gets interesting at page 72.

The ethics council recommends the following.

1) A consensual sexual relationship between siblings of legal age (18 in Germany) shall no longer be a felony punishable under the law.

2) If one of the siblings is above 14 but still under 18 and hasn’t been part of the nuclear family for some time, that sibling shall not be punished. The other sibling, if he or she is 18 or more, shall still be punished, because the other partner is a minor under the law.

In the original statement #2 talks a lot about the separation being of “adequate length” and of “objective assessment” determining whether a unification of both under the nuclear family is likely or not, but I think we know how “objectivity” is handled by such people. As for the “adequate length” of the separation, what is adequate? Of course, the recommendation doesn’t state that. Most likely another decision based on a dice roll.

A discussion based on facts is not happening, because of the good old “Nazikeule”, the Nazi bat. Because Nazi Germany applied eugenics means that today’s government must not have any thoughts or worries about the population’s health. Genetically healthy children as a goal of politics is discrimination against handicapped people.

I know, there are some German readers here, but I think they’ll understand when I say the next. Some time ago I changed the comparison of stupid/dumb/etc in German. Properly it is “dumm, dümmer, am dümmsten”, basically dumb, dumber, dumbest. However, in the light of such events, decisions and recommendations turning more and more into normality in Germany, I have changed it to “dumm, dümmer, Deutschland”. Dumb, dumber, Germany.

Because, seriously, what the heck is going on?

Next to come: legalize sexual relationships between parents and children and eventually pedophilia as well. There is already a movement for the latter lobbying for legalizing it in Europe.

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