Saturday, October 5, 2019

Memory Jogger for JournOlists

Today’s post is brought to you compliments of Doug Ross@Journal, proprietor of Larwyn’s Links and BadBlue Uncensored News. Stuff Trump Didn’t Do, Illustrated: by @BiffSpackle

It’s mainly intended to remind the media, whose memories are not only short but selective; two skills that are helpful not only when you’re rewriting history but also when you’re trying to make it.

A Journalist’s Lament:

Pro Tip: Get a Real Job

Friday, October 4, 2019

Make-Up-A-Word Day

Today’s Made up Word: Factsimile.  It’s like a facsimile, except the opposite.

Image result for day and nightSort of like the difference between night and day

Factsimile noun

fakt·sim·i·le| \ fakt-ˈsi-mə-lē

Definition of factsimile

1: a purposefully inexact copy, more of a parody than a copy per se “A factsimile of the President’s phone call to the President of Ukraine.”

2 : a system of transmitting and reproducing inaccurate graphic matter by means of signals sent over telephone lines or via the floor of Congress where you receive immunity from lying

Synonyms for factsimile:

burlesque, caricature, put-on, rib, send-up, spoof, takeoff, travesty fable, fabrication, fairy tale, falsehood, falsity, fib, mendacity, prevarication, story, tale, taradiddle (or tarradiddle), untruth, whopper

Not to be confused with an old school facsimile machine:

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The modern factsimile machine is twice as fast but only half as smart:

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Thanks For the Clarification

Hillary called the latest investigation of her emails a “real witch hunt.”

 She could have unironically added “literally.”

The former presidential candidate also helpfully pointed out that this “real witch hunt” is unlike the fake news witch hunt aimed at the President. Thanks for the clarification.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Anonymous Senior White House Official Falls Through the Ceiling

Reporters were sent scrambling Tuesday after a mouse dropped out of the ceiling of NBC News’ booth in the press area of the White House — right onto correspondent Peter Alexander’s lap.

Hardly surprising, given the location.

By all accounts, the mouse is still on the loose after escaping and was last seen running wild in the White House press briefing room. Which leads me to believe it wasn’t a mouse after all but rather a mole – otherwise known to the New York Times as an “anonymous senior Trump official.”

  NOTE: story filed by Little MO

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Rules

"Other kids' games are such a bore!
They gotta have rules and they gotta keep score!
Calvinball is better by far!
It's never the same! It's always bizarre! 

Calvin and Hobbes

What can you do if you can’t win in the arena of ideas? Well, if you’re on the Dems’ team you…

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Change the Senate filibuster rules, pack the Supreme Court, allow propagandized children to vote, get rid of the Electoral College and, most recently, change the requirement that whistleblowers have firsthand knowledge of an event they blow the whistle on. It’s like political Calvinball, named after Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes, who has no patience for games with rules:.

Calvinball has no rules; the players make up their own rules as they go along, making it so that no Calvinball game is like another. Rules cannot be used twice (except for the rule that rules cannot be used twice).

TV Tropes explains a bit more thoroughly.

Calvinball is a game which we see characters play but whose rules we don't know. This allows authors to create games that are absurdly silly, complicated, or arcane.

It's particularly useful to show crazy or destructive characters wreaking mayhem in what looks to the audience like organized chaos…

It also explains other games previously popularized by Dems before Calvinball was invented:

…if the basic rules are described to the audience in any way, or if the game already exists in Real Life and audiences can look it up, then it's not Calvinball. You may instead be dealing with The Points Mean Nothing (where the game is explained but the scoring is arbitrary); Moving the Goalposts (where the game is explained but characters try to change the rules to their own advantage); Gretzky Has the Ball (where the sport is real but the characters play it like Calvinball); Artistic License – Sports (where the sport is real but just inaccurately portrayed); Screw the Rules, I Have Plot! (where the fictional game is technically defined but inconsistently portrayed); or Gameplay Roulette (where the rules are defined, but the game itself unpredictably changes them on the players).

When a sport doesn't exist in real life, but has defined rules that can be followed, it's a Fictional Sport.

Now do you understand?

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Monday, September 30, 2019

Mirrorless Monday: Common Sense Control

Just because some people don’t know how to use a mirror properly…

Rachel Dolezal

Related imageHillary Clinton

Barack Obama

Adam Schiff

doesn’t mean the rest of us need to get rid of ours. Still, it would be nice if those who abuse their right to use mirrors would just step away from them voluntarily.

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But since that’s not going to happen we’ll settle for Mirrorless Mondays. Consider it “common sense mirror control.”

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Someone Has To Honk

Since yesterday was dedicated to the dogs it seems only fair to dedicate today’s post to the cats. Unlike the dogs, I got no help from the cats. Like your computer they’re unreliable that way.

I’ll finish when I feel like it, Karen.

And they seem a bit more ambivalent to autumn’s beauty.

Image result for autumn cat funny  Sure, it’s lovely…

Related imageBut do you think you could rake these up Karen? It’s making it hard for me to creep up on the chipmunks.

Nor are they particularly fond of fall rain.

Related imageAnother rainy day, guess I’ll have to find something to play with inside.

 Okay, maybe playing in that box of snow wasn’t the best idea,

Image result for cats in snow funnybut it’s still better than the real thing.

I guess I’ll just be driving from now till next spring if I need to go somewhere.

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Besides, the world really needs me behind the wheel.