Tuesday, October 25, 2016

"Campus police to probe ‘offensive’ Halloween costumes, students told"

Members of Tufts University’s Greek system have been told they could face “serious disciplinary sanctions” — including a possible investigation by the campus police — for wearing Halloween costumes that offend peers or make the campus community “feel threatened or unsafe.”

The warning was part of a letter to the presidents of fraternities and sororities on campus signed by various Greek Life council leaders, who asked the chapter presidents to relay the message to their members.

Via Twitter: http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/29616/

"Uber Self-Driving Truck Packed With Budweiser Makes First Delivery in Colorado"

With a police cruiser in tow, the 18-wheeler cruised more than 120 miles while a truck driver hung out back in the sleeper cab, the companies said. The delivery appears to be mostly a stunt—proof that Otto, the self-driving vehicle group that Uber acquired in July, could successfully put an autonomous truck into the wild.

"We wanted to show that the basic building blocks of the technology are here; we have the capability of doing that on a highway," said Lior Ron, the president and co-founder of Uber's Otto unit. "We are still in the development stages, iterating on the hardware and software."

Via Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Futurology/comments/59ai6j/uber_selfdriving_truck_packed_with_budweiser/?st=IUPX102G&sh=79504e8d

Kremlin In Turmoil After Clinton Foundation CEO Requests “Urgent And Immediate” Asylum

Western Sentinel October 23, 2016 (link to original story)
An extraordinary Security Council (SC) report circulating in the Kremlin today says this morning President Putin was “officially presented” with a Main Directorate for Migration Affairs (GUVM) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) “file for review” relating to a request for “urgent and immediate” political asylum requested by an American citizen named Eric Braverman—who was the former CEO of the Clinton Foundation, and is known as the man who can expose “The Real Hillary Clinton Scandal. [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.

Requests for the granting of political asylum in the Federation, this report explains, is regulated by a separate government resolution rather than the Law on Refugees and is issued to those seeking “asylum or protection from persecution or a real threat of becoming a victim of persecution” in their home country for “social-political activities or convictions that do not contradict the democratic principles recognized by the international community and norms of international law”—and though Russia has the world’s highest number of asylum applications, political asylum requests are very rarely granted.

"She voted straight Republican and the vote had changed to Clinton!"

In Amarillo, a woman was shocked to see her ballot flip from Republican to Democrat.

“Gary and I went to early vote today,” wrote Lisa Houlette on Facebook. “I voted a straight Republican ticket and as I scrolled to submit my ballot I noticed that the Republican straight ticket was highlighted, however, the Clinton/Kaine box was also highlighted!”

“I tried to go back and change and could not get it to work. I asked for help from one of the workers and she couldn’t get it to go back either. It took a second election person to get the machine to where I could correct the vote to a straight ticket,” she added.

Meanwhile, in Arlington, Texas, another voter reported a similar experience.

“I had a family member that voted this morning and she voted straight Republican,” wrote Shandy Clark. “She checked before she submitted and the vote had changed to Clinton! She reported it and made sure her vote was changed back. They commented that It had been happening.”

Via Drudge:http://www.infowars.com/report-votes-switched-from-trump-to-hillary-in-texas/

hey, hey, we're the jurists...

Did I show this already? Because I don't think I did. And I don't see it in dashboard. And yet that déjà vu thing is happening again really hard this time. I found it in .psd form in a file named, "backup these" and with no .gif and it wasn't finished like I stopped half way through. It had only 7 frames screen grabbed from a video. I had to double them to bring them forward then double again to reverse them or else they would snap back to the beginning. 

The source video clip is distressingly short to begin with. What caused me to stop and tuck it away was the realization that to continue I would have to fill in the background that they vacate, and outline the group for all seven frames, enlarge them incrementally and set them against seven new filled backgrounds. And I wasn't up to it that day way back then. So here you go. 

This was trippy. Totally mental. Tediously outlining felt like a transportation back in time and onto a beach in late afternoon when these blokes were alive and when they were young and silly. "Hey you guys, let's get a shot of us walking together like a bunch of dopes." So they did. Like minded, they behaved as one. 

baseball pants

That yoga pants controversy cuts both ways, you know. It's been a year and some months since one man alone disgusted an entire stadium all at once with his painfully overly tight pants, and that's not even counting the far greater number of people outside the stadium disgusted by broadcast and internet viewing. And numerically this is a thousand times worse than a hundred women in yoga pants parading past one man's house. Here, be disgusted all over again.

Did I just now say disgusted? I meant to say flabbergasted and sent into laughing fits. Who can be this self-unaware?

Monday, October 24, 2016


Real rockers for Trump:



The most important chemical element according to the Duke:


So, did you bring any Au?


No, just Pb.

amy schumer is in trouble again

Check out the video at the link 

Hold it Pilgrim.

Tom Doniphon: [Valance has tripped Rance in the diner, causing him to spill a tray of food] That's *my* steak, Valance. 
Liberty Valance: [laughing] You heard him, Dude. Pick it up. 
Ransom Stoddard: No! 
Tom Doniphon: Pilgrim, hold it. I said you, Valance; *you* pick it up. 
Liberty Valance: Three against one, Doniphon. 
Tom Doniphon: My boy, Pompey; kitchen door. 
[Valance looks and sees Pompey at the door holding a rifle] 
Floyd: I'll get it, Liberty! 
[Doniphon kicks Floyd in the face as he bends down to retrieve the tray]

hong kong on duct tape

Obama dances Drake's Hotline Bling with Usher.

The item on Drudge is titled "Obama dances to Hotline Bling with Usher at his final White House state dinner." The link goes to Daily Mail with purplish photos. And of course a video of Obama giving a speech (I didn't bother with that) And there is a video of Obama dancing, also available on YouTube. I'm sure that entertains someone. There are not many comments at Daily Mail, they're all disparaging such as: must have been his white half dancing, he and his wife have no class at all, that's all he does, one endless party, golf, vacations, and entertainment on taxpayer's dime.

And the like.

It's all predictable, you could easily write all that stuff yourself without exercising your imagination one single bit. Except strangely they do leave out all things that Obama has done, and his work does show. The work of his party, anyway, the work of his cabinet, the work of his government, and his aids and his advisors and his many new czars of this and that.

I don't care.

I don't care. I don't care. I don't care. I don't care. I don't care. I don't care. I don't care. I don't care.


I do find the design of the musician's sweatshirt interesting. Very interesting. I find Drake's fascination with the Egyptian owl fascinating. Presently if you search [egyptian hieroglyphic owl] the top result will show, "Don't Challenge Drake on Ancient Egypt."

But the article doesn't deliver.

Disappointingly, the search result article is nymag, the Cut, that in turn refers to a TMZ article about a jeweler who fashioned a diamond owl for Drake then sued Drake for later creating unsanctioned replicas. Drake responded with, no, the design is Egyptian hieroglyph from 5,000 years ago and cannot be copyrighted. Drake used the owl for the cover of 2011 mix-tape and for the his collaboration group OVOXO.

Well yeah, but not with diamonds sparkling all over just so.

Man, I'm having the most incredible déjà vu thing happening. Did I say this already?

It looks great on clothes.  It's a great symbol. This is cropped and lightened screen grab from Drake's music video that Obama and Usher were dancing to.

Doesn't that look great? It's subtle and yet it sticks out like BLAM the same way a giant M would stick out. It very clearly reads M. Loud and clear like M! The exact same way as if you would notice a Christmas tree printed on a sweatshirt you'd immediately think "Christmas." 

Now, if you go online and query what does the Egyptian owl mean then you will get quite a lot of strange answers along with the letter M. Right off reference.com says: 
Owls are associated with death in Egypt. Specifically, ancient Egyptians believed that owls protected spirits as they passed from one world to another. Although some see this relationship as negative, the ancient Egyptians honored the owl. 
Owls have symbolic meanings related to death in many other cultures as well. The fact that the owl is a nocturnal creature and that it can turn its head completely around contributes to its lore. In ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, the owl represents the sound of the letter M. Owls hold an unusual place in ancient Egyptian art. Unlike other animals, owls were shown facing frontward instead of in profile.
They do not, you dopes. You can follow the entire book of Going Forth by Day and the owl does not figure in any of vignettes, the owl is nowhere in any of the spells.

Except linguistically, then the owl is all over the place. And it is discouraging searching online for the meaning of the Egyptian owl linguistically. Every page that I've read acknowledges that the owl means the letter M but that's it. Apparently there aren't any linguists answering. They may be smart but they're certainly not cunning. <--Joke!

Come on.

This is beginner material. The depth of the meaning of the Egyptian owl is found in any beginner Egyptian textbook. Here's one by the spectacular Egyptologist James P. Allen. Chapter 8 in his introduction to the language and culture of hieroglyphs, Middle Egyptian. The Owl M is insanely useful. Hang onto your hat, the early chapter goes like this:

8.1 Preposition definitions
8.2 Primary prepositions. Ew, ew, ew, we see the owl right away. Let's see what it says.
Egyptian also has prepositions, and it uses them in much the same ways that English does. Unlike English, however, Egyptian can have as many as three different forms of its prepositions, depending on how they are used. The following list shows the primary prepositions of Middle Egyptian (in alphabetical order), the different forms they can have , and the English prepositions or prepositional phrases that correspond to them. 
He meant in Egyptian alphabetical order. So then, the owl M can serve in forms of prepositions. I have to open JShesh to show you. (Because you don't have the font on your computers. )

with 3 more variant examples.

This preposition means "between" when it is used with a dual (transliteration) "between two bushes"
There's a lot more in the paragraph, but it's technical and the point here is already made. However, in slightly different circumstances such as plurals the owl will mean, "among, amidst, in the midst of." 

Okay? So far, besides the letter M, which is all you'll have from the internet search, the owl also means

* between
* among
* amidst
* in the midst of


with personal pronouns or adverbially
"in"; adverbially "therein," "there," or "in it," "of them," etc.

This is the most common of all Egyptian prepositions. Basically, M means "in," but English often requires other translations, depending on how M is used:

* "in" or "into" space: "in the house"; "enter into the house"
* "in," "by," "for," or "during" time; "in the night"; "for three years, during three years"
* "in" a state; "in peace"
* "in" or "of" a material or contents; "in stone, of stone," "a period of years," "one thereof, one of them" 
* "from" or "of" a place or state (i.e. starting from "in") "emerge from (in) the town," "free from boasting, free of boasting"
* "as" something or someone "("in" the capacity of) "appears as king"
* "with," "through," or "by" something (i.e. "in" the use of ) "anoint with oil" ; "get through prayer, by prayer" ; "cal by name"

Wow, that's a lot of English prepositions that the Egyptian owl M is used for. There's more.


"among," adverbially "among them" 

This preposition is used with a plural noun or a noun with a plural sense "among the living," "among the waters." The difference between [this ligature and the one with the plant frond] is that [the fond ligature] indicates a specific physical position while MM is used in a more general sense, without specifying an actual position. 

Man, owls all over the place. More on Egyptian prepositions, but no more owls. The remaining sections of chapter 8 are owl-less. As merely a matter of interest the rest of the chapter elaborates on the following. 

6. water sign, indicate the goal of something
7. human mouth, at the beginning of a sentence, "with respect to" 
8. cluster of plants and Egyptian eagle, and human head profile "behold, around," "behind and around"
9. twisted wick, water, human forearm ligature, indicates one thing accompanies another, "together with my siblings." 
10. human head (forward), "on" not used adverbially
11. placenta, horned asp, something is opposed to something else.
12. group of jugs and water, something is in front of something else
13. placenta, human mouth (forward), proximity of one thing to another
14. wood, placenta, human legs, "throughout" as "happen throughout the land" "all over the place" <-- I made that up. 
15. seat, human mouth, "under" be under something, also to carry or have it.
16. human head (profile), relating to the head, the position above something, contact with the surface
17. basket of grapes, mouth, "over," "finished." 

8.3 Compound prepositions
8.4 Object of prepositions
8.5 Preposition n (water) with adjectival predicates
8.6 Prepositional nisbes (that's Egyptian making adjectives from nouns by adding an ending)
8.7 Use of prepositional nisbes
8.8 Special uses of the nisbe (seat over the mouth)
8.9 "Reverse" nisbes
8.10 Prepositional phrases as modifiers

Nisbe: (grammar) A derived adjective, formed from a noun, principally used when describing the Egyptian and Arabic languages.