Thursday, August 28, 2014

The New Stalins


When Bill Burroughs said there would be no more Stalins, I don't think he had social media & the intertubes in mind. Granted the people using the relatively new communication portals are indeed finding themselves intheir positions quite by accident but nowadays people are finding they can silence or 'disappear' a person with the tap of a button. It's almost like something out of a 1960s British science fiction movie.
People try having forummers deleted due to their profile pictures. If admins won't do it the offended appeal to their corporate gods. People are and their posts picked off by admins who make unilateral decisions in the blink of an eye without consulting their co-administrators.
When forum programmers built in safety devices to promote 'civil discussion', they created a whole new class of censors who could, anonymously, act as cyber terrorists against whomever they disagreed with.
Just in recent weeks I have seen so many immature, knee jerk attacks here and there by administrators, against administrators and between forummers - it's making my head spin.

Why?

Why is my layout fucked up?
got it

Horror Sells


The Burril's do the ice bucket challenge with, of course, red ice water.
What else would the independent horror film makers use?
They're most famous work, likely being Chainsaw Sally, the strict moralist librarian with a penchant for revenge and mayhem.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Brown - Feel the Crave!


With Burger King making moves to maybe move to Canada, home of bankrupting socialized health care. Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown is urging people to go with the crave and eat at White Castle instead of Burger King.
I'd say it's kind of un-American to support a fast food chain that supports classism anyway.
wait - does a castle support classism?
My head hurts.
Anyway, he also suggests people get their junk food on at Ohio based Wendy's.
It all seems kind of silly but I really dislike tax dodgers.

Fishwarp semi story here

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Blast from the past

The oft forgot, original streetcar route as envisioned by rail cultists in Cincinnati.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Dodds Monuments


Kind of a cool ad for a memorial company. I like the way it pushes the traditional, the eternal, and the contemporary in just a few seconds.
FWIW, this business is in Xenia, OH. When the town got creamed by a tornado in the spring of 1974, everything across the street from the seriously cool building got flattened. Dodds stood firm with not even a broken window.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Choosing a Loser

I'm really torn. The HamCoDems had a primary & picked a guy, Sean Feeney to tun for Hamilton County Commissioner. The Republican incumbent, Chris Monzel ran unopposed.
Monzel pissed off a lot of people by thwarting the people's right to vote & concocting a half assed 'compromise' regarding an "Icon Tax", a move that also proved divisive socially.
So, looking vulnerable, the HamCoChair starts looking for more viable candidates to replace Feeney. Feeney refused to step aside and now Jim Tarbell, who ran a REALLY terrible campaign against Monzel, has stated he will run as a write in candidate.
Great. A split democratic ticket. A spit Democratic ticket didn't hurt Truman but Lincoln definitely benefitted from one.
As I write this, Tarbell hasn't even announced of his candidacy on FaceBook that he is in the race. Takes like 1 sentence? (I have been told he tweeted a notice)
Feeney is waiting for money and endorsements and doesn't appear to be campaigning.
Looks like Monzel, one of the failingest politicians in the world universe, has a cakewalk to re-election.
So, what to do? Do I vote for the kid who followed the democratic process? Do I vote for the more qualified but passively opportunistic Tarbell?
We're in this situation because Hamilton County Democrats were asleep at the wheel or Burke & Triantifilou brokered another sweetheart deal. Hamilton County should be able to do better. Even the winner of this race is going to be a loser.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Let's Kill the Dead !

Motorists, not content with slaughtering live people, have decided the dead should be added to their litany of mayhem. This TBoning went beyond running a static light up in the air but careened past police with flashing lights as it smashed into a hearse leading a funeral procession injuring a priest & funeral director in the process. No doubt the careless motorist added more stress to the loved ones of the deceased.

WKRP story here.

Rise of the Sex Machine


Since we last posted about the opportunity to use robotic sex workers on McMicken Ave., our researchers have been bombarded with more & more reports about the advances robots will be making in the near future in, most notably, the world's oldest profession.
Dude in New Zealand predicts that by 2050, VD will be rampant and robot hookers "of every ethnicity" will be roaming the dance floors of bars & discos. Mimicking sex is going to be a lot easier than navigating a dance floor….
NBR reports the rise of AI & robotics will increase unemployment and shrink the middle class even more. You won't have a job, joy riding in your car is going to get creamed with driverless cars. Movies are just going to be all CG using plots and scripts not much different than the formulaic tripe we get out of humorless Hollywood boardrooms today.
Face it, there's not going to be a whole lot to do except lie around screwing your companionbot all day. It's got a name, too, Technosexualism.
In this fairly NSFW video one can see a partnerless 'Roxxy' show off her moves. Nothing pornographic, but if you do watch this in a public place, be prepared laugh loudly & maybe pee your pants a little.
Roxxy appears to be the state of the art in sexbotics with an AI that allows her to interact verbally and she is also supposed to have moods. Great, just what a guy wants from a robot...
Her face isn't creepy at all…
You can get additional personalities
  • Frigid Farrah
  • Wild Wendy
  • S&M Susan
  • Young Yoko
  • Mature Martha
And she comes in 3 models, the cheapest being a quadruple amputee.
Then there's the male sexdroid Rocky, who is a one size fits all sorta thing. No quadruple amputee model.
There's no indication the sex machines are set up for homosexual compatibility.
But here's the deal with Rocky & Roxxy, there's no real pictures of them on the site. No videos showing a person interfacing with the bots. The website & videos suck for a business that's theoretically so tech savvy.
oh well, I guess he's got 36 years to get the dance floor navigation down.
One of the businesses looking to employ robots is the hotel industry. While currently just looking at room service & concierge functions, it seems this would be a great opportunity to engage the robo companion as well and it would only have to navigate hallways & elevators.
I wonder, if in the future, when your sexdroid's batteries crap out, using it anyway will be some taboo, sorta necro-technosexualism...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

DANGER

Moms Against _____________ is demanding Kroger stores not allow open carry guns in their stores.
Kroger has reported 16 shootings in their 2,640 stores in 34 states in some amount of time. Most of the shootings were in the south. Assuming that the stores are open 24/7…
well, seems pretty safe. Wonder if they keep track of people crashing their cars into each other as customers enter & exit the parking lots.
I would actually prefer a gun owner keep his gun on him, safe & under control than leave it unattended in his car out in a parking lot thick with panhandlers & thieves.

Sort of a story here