America The Current Situation

Welcome to the richest country in the third world

Welcome to the richest country in the third world, where armed thugs in trucks take part in campaign interference and voter intimidation as the police willfully ignore the illegality.

From KEYE, a CBS news affiliate in Austin:

The Biden bus has also been closely followed by Trump supporters while on the road, though Texas Democrats insist their presence didn’t affect their decision to call off the downtown Austin rally.

In Pflugerville, Texas House Representative Sheryl Cole tweeted the Biden bus was supposed to make a stop there with the Austin Young Democrats but she wrote they, too, had to cancel–but due to security reasons.

“Pro-Trump Protesters have escalated well beyond safe limits,” she posted.

She quoted a tweet from Texas House Rep Rafael Anchía, who claimed “Armed Trump trolls harassing Biden Bus on I-35, ramming volunteer vehicles & blocking traffic for 40 mins.”

From Raw Story:

Multiple videos and images captured the bus being dangerously harassed by trucks. Dr. Eric Cervini, an author who says he flew to Texas to join the tour, said that he called the police as he witnessed the drivers’ behavior. According to him, the Trump supporters actively attempted to drive the bus off the road, and one officer on the scene wearing Thin Blue Line apparel refused to intervene, saying, “Not my jurisdiction.”


Tweet of the day: The Iron Sheik disses Hulk Hogan

Tap to see the original Tweet.

Maybe it’s that I grew up in the ’80s watching the WWF (the old name of WWE), maybe it’s because I can hear the Tweet in his voice, or maybe it’s just the comparison, but this cracked me up. This is my Tweet of the day.

Watch, if you dare!

The Canadian TV series Kenny vs. Spenny was a gem of cringe comedy, in which Kenny Hotz and Spencer “Spenny” Rice would compete against each other in various contents of varying amounts of ridiculousness.

In each episode, the loser would have to face some kind of humiliation, and in the “Who’s the better wrestler?” episode, Spenny lost. His punishment: Naked humiliation at the hands (and beer bottle) of the Iron Sheik. Like the heading says: Watch, if you dare!

See also: VICE — The Disgusting and Depraved Story of ‘Kenny vs. Spenny,’ Canada’s Most Underrated Show

Thanks to David Janes for the find!

funny Geek

“Existential Troopers”: Auralnauts’ remix of “The Mandalorian”

Photo: Still from “Existential Troopers” — The speeder bike troopers from “The Mandalorian”, in the scene where one of them punches Baby Yoda

Existential Troopers is Auralnauts’ latest Star Wars remix in which they take the classic “Stormtroopers” scene from the final season one episode of The Mandalorian and turn it from simple comedy gold in great philosophical comedy gold.

It’s a great premise. One speeder bike trooper has been thinking about how in spite of their superior numbers and technology, The Empire always loses. He even brings up the the topic of how the best-trained, best equipped army in the galaxy has such terrible aim and got defeated by “a bunch of weekend warriors and their pet teddy bears on Endor”. He’s reasoned out that it might be their destiny to lose, and existential hilarity ensues…

If you liked what Auralnauts did with Existential Troopers, be sure to catch my article spolighting another Auralnauts creation, Go To Sleep Baby Yoda, which takes scenes of The Mandalorian and The Child on the Razor Crest (the ship) and turns it into a sweet bedtime story, complete with catchy synthpop tune!


It Happened to Me Tampa Bay

Today at Bearss Groves

Photo: Pumpkin stands at Bearss Groves

If you’re in Tampa and looking for pumpkins, our regular fruit/vegetable place, Bearss Groves, has plenty in stock! I got three “sugar pie” pumpkins for $10, and they’ll end up as part of dinner (mashed like potatoes, they make a great side dish). They’ve got plenty for carving or decorating as well.

Photo: Pumpkin stands at Bearss Groves

I was there this morning, and their garden-grown squash selection was great! They had yellow and green zucchini…

Photo: Yellow zucchini at Bearss Groves

Photo: Green zucchini at Bearss Groves

…yellow squash…

Photo: Yellow squash at Bearss Groves

…8-ball zucchini, which you can stuff with all kinds of things

Photo: 8-ball zucchini at Bearss Groves

…and patty-pan squash (I got a couple pounds of these).

Photo: Patty-pan squash at Bearss Groves

Accordion, Instrument of the Gods The Current Situation

Tucker Carlson: “The dog ate my October Surprise!”

Photo: Tucker Carlson claiming “Damning Hunter documents suddenly vanish”.”

Tucker Carlson, spoiled frozen-food heir pretending to be a journalist, claims that a shipment of “damning” documents linked to Hunter and Joe Biden “mysteriously disappeared” in transit to Los Angeles.

Here’s the story, from Fox News themselves:

“We texted a producer in New York and asked him to send those documents to us in L.A, ” Carlson explained. “And he did that, so Monday afternoon of this week, he shipped the documents overnight to California with a large national carrier, a brand-name company that we’ve used, you’ve used, countless times with never a single problem.”

But the documents never arrived in Los Angeles, Carlson said.

“Tuesday morning we received word from the shipping company that our package had been opened and the contents were missing. The documents had disappeared.”

It’s strange that they wouldn’t have simply sent someone to personally take the  documents with them and book a flight to Los Angeles, as one might do when one has the budget and is transporting incredibly sensitive (but not restricted) items.

There’s also the safeguard of scanning or at least photographing the documents first. And hey, we live in a time and place where everyone has a high-resolution camera/scanner/video recorder in their pocket!

And finally, there’s the receipt and tracking number. Assuming of course, the shipment existed.

Geek Music

Go to sleep Baby Yoda

Photo: “Go to sleep Baby Yoda” — “The Child” in the Mandalorian’s cockpit.

Go to sleep Baby Yoda, a fan-clip video put together by Auralnauts last December, takes video from The Mandalorian and adds all-new dialog to create something that probably happens but we’ll never see: The Mandalorian trying to get The Child to go to bed, first with a little playtime, then some TV, and finally, a lullabye!

If you haven’t seen it yet, watch it now:

America Music The Current Situation

Nine Inch Nails backs Biden!

Tweet by Nine Inch Nails: Warning: two political posts to follow. We are gravely concerned about the future of our country (and the world) and therefore will be voting for and supporting Joe Biden and Democrats down the ticket.
Tap to view the original tweet.

Sure, you’ve heard that Reagan’s FBI director and 19 other former GOP-appointed US attorneys are backing Biden, but if you’re still undecided, this might clinch it: Nine Inch Nails have endorsed Biden.

So now you have it from NIN themselves. Vote Biden, because it’s time for Trump to bow down before the ones he’s supposed to serve.