Friday, January 13, 2017

Hey, Apple, still plenty of good pickins in comic books

Apple has been looking at streaming original content for awhile but is, apparently, ramping things up.
The comic books big celluloid has chosen so far has been interesting - from commercial to weird. Why the subset of The Mystery Men was chosen over it's parent, The Flaming Carrot was always baffling.
Anyway, here's a list of some of the comic book content yet to be tapped
  • American Flagg
  • Black Kiss
  • Grendel
  • Flaming Carrot
  • Enemy Ace
  • Aztek Ace
  • Magnus Robot Fighter
  • Kabuki
  • Astro City
  • Xenozoic Tales
  • Black Hole
  • Hard Boiled Defective Stories
  • Maus
  • Rac Shade, The Changing Man
  • Warlock
  • Shang Chi, Master of Kung Fu
  • Metamorpho
  • Deadman
  • Blackhawks
  • Mister X
  • Ms Tree
  • Sandman (Wesley Dodds)
  • Scout
  • Machine Man
  • Big Bang Comics
  • Eight Ball
  • Bacchus
  • Brat Pack
  • Lady Death
I could go on & I am sure my minions will add more

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Is Alex Jones an Operative of the Global Elites ?

As Alex Jones & his cabal at InfowWars continually hammer away against union & cooperation & promote division & balkanization, I wonder - Is the goal here to divide & conquer ?
After Napoleon swept through Europe, the kingdoms that didn't have a chance against his onslaught realized they had to organize within their culture. As technology advances, the world "shrinks". It is natural that humans homogenize and organize. Something's lost & something's gained.
But is Alex' plot at the instruction of the Global Elites? Is the strategy to divide society so the Bilderbergers can sweep in with their robots & drones to conquer the Earth?
Gotta ask yourself - how did Al get out of Bohemian Grove alive? How come he didn't become a human sacrifice?
There is no doubt his strategy of division, pill popping, paranoid survivalism and carrying on about supernatural malarkey is compelling - but what's the pupose? His constantly hammering away at the notion we should believe him and nobody else - well, that's just a core strategy of cults.
I cannot say. BiC doesn't have the kind of budget to crack the leviathan of InfoWars. But it's time to start asking these questions.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

TV on the Honor System

Could there be another way to deliver TV content to the products (us)?
Instead of chopping up shows with commercials that people have been increasingly able to defeat and, online, can crash ones browser - how about giving the viewer a list of sponsors and maybe specific products - let the viewer purchase one or two - then, the sponsor would give the viewer a voucher he could use to download an uninterrupted show or even season of the shows.
I guess you'd have to figure out how much the sponsor usually receives from $ and unit sales. This method, however, would have the added effect of a confirmed sale and, issuing coupons, could confirm repeat sales.
The viewer would get a better experience and the sponsor would get better data.
I guess the only real drawback would be the viewer having to sit down and look thru the sponsors & their ads & buying shit online in advance.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

News Graphics

OK, granted, this is a tweet but it looks oddly familiar to BiC...
Blast from the past

Friday, December 30, 2016

18th Century Italian Sex Robot

Because Casanova was bangin robots in the 1700s!
Yes that is Don Sutherland and no, that's not his voice.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

The Post Mortem Sexbot

So what happens to your sex robot after you die? Does you spouse want it? Does your spouse even know about it?
It could be auctioned off with the rest of your estate. You could will it to your kid. In the event that your bot was modeled after your spouse, that could lead to some weird oedipal issues. Of course, if the bot can do more than sex, it might just become the kid;s robo-nanny.
Of course, you can take it with you, although as AI evolves, it might raise some ethical issues. you could turn the unit off or entomb it & let the batteries wear out. That might make visits to the cemetery interesting as one would hear ever fainter noises coming from crypts & graves.
Of course not all cemeteries would accept them. The inheritor of the sexbot come nannybot might want a nonfunctioning unit interred in a family plot. After all, it might have lasted multiple generations.
The used bot's AI also might make comparisons to it's previous owners that might put off the new owners. "OOH, that's not how your daddy did that"
The funeral director will be faced with the issue of the surviving sexbot attending the funeral & timing that with the transferring of the property.
Which leads to another issie - What if the owner wants to set his robot free? Ptobably not an issue with the current line of animatronics, but down the road? No doubt many sexbots will have skimpy maid outfits in their wardrobe but will they have marketable skills? Might grandpa's sexbot just wind up turning tricks at Third & Main untill Chinese gangsterbots kidnap the unit & part it out?
Just the idea of having sex with machines might be an issue for some folks now, but we need to look at the long term implications, too.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Redefining Protected Classes

Ohio legislators, with nothing better to do, have promoted legislation that would protect gun owners as people are protected for their race & religion.
Not sure what being Indian or being Methodist has to do with going out & buying a gun - or a toaster for that matter.
OTOH, if you are a weaponized cyborg type of person, that might be something different.