*LOL, Clicky… /lights up… The number of times… /drags… I’ve been inna pub… /streams smoke… since the 2007 smoking ban can be counted on one hand…*
*You got that right! Pubs, clubs, cafes, restaurants, cinema… /taps ash… All kinds of social gatherings…*
It all seems to be kicking off in the United States, Dear Reader…
…So we were especially pleased to receive a missive from Text US resident and BFF, Cade Fon Apollyon, last night…
*I agree, Clicky, it’s all very suspicious…*
… Which we’re delighted to present for you, below. Take your time, Dear Reader, and enjoy 😀
!SCUM SCRAPED FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN!
If you’re scummy and you know it clap your hands!
If you’re scummy and you know it clap your hands!
If you’re scummy and you know it,
Your dirty self will really show it,
If you’re scummy and you know it clap your hands!
^Star Shine – Rabbit In the Moon^
Sure are a lot of “looming threats” in the world.
Better pool your spirit
^40 years later: Spirit Lake’s looming threat^
Fighting isn’t even a question.
It's something we do
^The Code: Documentary on Fighting in Hockey^
!!!INCOMING WAVY WIKI WALL!!!
!! TAKE COVER !!
! GET TO THE CHOPPA !
You want to war, and you wanna win, you gonna need some bad-asses on your side. Muscle.
^Tough Guys – Full Documentary^
Booing a boogeyman
Some wars are kinda funny. At the start anyway. But at some point, shit is likely gonna get real. Not all boogeymen are created equally. Some are phantoms and shadows, others are quite real.
^Punched Out: The Rise and Fall of Derek Boogaard [Full Version] | The New York Times^
There will be survivors. They’ll crawl out of the rubble, piece their lives together and try to make sense of it all.
^Hockey Fight: wives reveal the cost of concussions – The Fifth Estate^
You may be wondering what war has to do with hockey. Does sport or even gaming have anything to do with war? Actually, I have no idea what you may be wondering. I only know what I am wondering, and what I am wondering about is the nature of conflict, and when/where/how it manifests. Who are those at odds, why are they at odds, and how does this evolve into war(s) which will further descend into battle(s) and combat. There appear to be many wars and many fronts. Maybe the term “war” has been inaccurately applied. Would be a good diversionary tactic. Draw attention away from the real fighting. Dangerous tho. Two fronts. That primary front is gonna have to fall.
^The Prodigy – Funky Shit Perplex Version^
No idea how many of those links you may have actually explored, but all of them are quite interesting, and they’re all related in some way, shape or form. Some links are stretchy, sure. But they are related. What really tied it all together for me was the story on the Hells Angels MC/Rock Machine MC and their war in Quebec, and a Canadian cop named Benoit Roberge.
Not only was he apparently playing both sides, he got 8 years, was granted day-parole after 2 years, and full parole a year after that. Now, I dunno if you’ve seen the video of George Floyd being murdered face-down on the pavement, but I can’t help but wonder what’s gonna happen if these cops aren’t charged with a crime. They were suspended, then shorty after that they were fired, but as of this moment, they’ve not been charged with any crime(s). And not only will they need to be charged, they’ll need to be convicted.
Q: What happened to guilty until proven innocent?
A: OOPS!!! What I meant to ask, was what happened to innocent until proven guilty?
They’ve not even been charged, let alone tried, so how can we possibly jump straight to a conviction.
Slippery. Very, very slippery this slope is.
All kinds of grey
^Nitzer Ebb – Once You Say (Celluloide Mix)^
Someone is about to show us the way. Heard a term last night called ‘T&Trace’. It appears to be shorthand for ‘Track And Trace’…some new Facebook something. Today, I hear that Twitter has started to label some or all of Donald Trump’s Twitter account Tweets as “misinformation”. That says to me that someone is getting ready to show us the way. Take us by our tiny unwashed hands, and guide us to the promised land. Not before the bank forecloses on our current residence(s) of course.
Hey, that reminds me, I know that many if not most people only own one house/one home. Some of us own zero houses/homes. Heard last night tho’ that Johnny Depp owns 14 houses? Like, personal residences I guess? His money and he can do whatever in the fuck he wants with it, but it’s strange for me to think of owning 14 houses. I guess maybe it’s possible that he rents some of them out, but to whom I wonder. The one home under discussion was a $2.9 million dollar horse farm in Kentucky? Who the fuck has the money to rent such a place, and why would anyone with that kind of bread be renting instead of buying?
But yeah, someone is about to show us the way. President Trump appears to have the FCC looking into social media companies and their practices.
^Planetary Assault Systems – Haiku^
What in the fuck is a service company doing in the editorial business anyway? Twitter is a service. A communications service like AT&T or Western Union or Verizon. AT&T ain’t in the business of censoring my calls. They provide a service with some stipulations, if I violate the terms I am subject to my service being terminated, and if they violate the terms…well, they either make it right or are big enough to pretty much avoid any major trouble from am insignificant worm like me. Any violations by any party may be subject to further investigation by some government entity. But it’s unlikely that AT&T is gonna monitor and potentially censor or edit my calls.
What I’m trying to figure out is why Twitter is not breaking out from under the umbrella and adding some additional service. Twit Tour or TwitterSJW or Twit Sewer or something like that. You see only stuff that makes you happy. Wait…users already have the ability to create their own echo chambers. Why this extra layer? And why this extra layer within the existing architecture? Are they trying to circumvent moderation of accounts and pruning of accounts entirely by slapping accounts with some scarlet letter? Could also be that maybe Twitter is outgrowing their existing architecture, and this is a workaround. Maybe Twitter is wanting to sell? That said, I’m wondering if that last update to the Twitter TOS maybe had something in there that I didn’t fully understand at the time.
^White Pony – Falling^
I do know this, it would be funny as fuck if Twitter management is trying to influence the upcoming election. The so-called Russian election scandal in 2016 wasn’t sketchy enough, so, fuckit…let’s go whole hog.
Q: Is it possible that Twitter creates their own bot accounts, spam accounts, and/or scam accounts?
A: Like, via 3rd parties? Pays people to “hack” or otherwise exploit their own service?
Nah…unpossible. Why on God’s green Earth would someone bankroll a phantom army to exploit their own service.
A: I can think of some reasons
Relevance is relevant, and there’s nothing better than being relevant, even if you have to make yourself appear relevant via sketchy means.
Has a Julian Assange or maybe a fight club ring to it
Not to mention, why would someone expend the resources to attack someone who is already under attack? Especially if you are operating under the assumption that you are the one doing the attacking. Yeah, like Russia thinks they are doing the attacking, but in fact Twitter is actually attacking themselves. Kinda hard to get a punch in on someone who is already getting mobbed.
All kinds of angles to consider
^Nitzer Ebb – Shame (Regis Edit) (2016)^
Pretty sure it’s impossible to pop a balloon that is not inflated. What’s that? You wanna know what I’m talking about?
I just got a question from the Whatever However Hotline, and the question centered around humility and how one achieves it. Supposedly, we all of us have a something called “the ego”, and we seem to accept this as being true.
We have an ego, end of story
By the same token, we all of us have the capacity to have humility, yet not everyone actually has humility. Occurred to me that a good way to pump some humility into someone is by inflating the ego, then popping that motherfucker. Of course, you could also inflate the ego then let the air out gently. Guess it all depends on your motives and maybe your immediate needs. If you want someone with stiff knees to bow, yeah, you maybe wanna humble them. But if you want someone to have some humility, maybe the slow-release is the ticket.
You're driving the bus, you figure it out
Hope this either answers your question or gets you pointed in the correct direction.
^REZZ – Diluted Brains^
Sitting and watching a movie with a friend, and I get a notification on my phone from YouTube. I’m subscribed to this person’s channel and have been for years, but, I don’t recall ever clicking that “notifications” bell thingie. That said…erm…sometimes I’m really not sure what to do. Not sure what to make of things. Is there anything to be done here? Or is there some course that needs to run?
^TAUNT SATAN IN THREE EASY STEPS…^
I’ve been following her on YouTube for years, and I’m honestly not sure what to make of that. I guess she/her channel got demonetized by YouTube, she started making some damn odd vids, and I was left a bit befuddled. They’ve only gotten more strange, but I can kinda empathize because I’ve ridden that razor of being a complete castaway for some time now. Some of her vids from way back helped me through some tough times, now it appears she’s up shit’s creek without a paddle, and I’ve no idea how to help. Can I help? Should I help? Plus, I’m a dude, so most people will likely think I just want to help her out so I can get into her pants/knickers.
Q: Why would I want to be in her pants, when it appears even she doesn’t want to be in them?
A: ? substitute “pants” with “shoes” if you're having trouble with the analogy ?
Good luck lady. Hope you find your feet ❤
^deadmau5 – Polaris^
Your health is a matter of public record. Your health is a matter of state concern. Your health is not your own business. You got an ailment, malady, condition or defect?
We wanna know about it
You wanna get out and gallivant around, you best be healthy. There will be no sickies out mingling with all the vaccinated people. The compliant might become ill thanks to your non-inoculated and diseased self. Wrapped up in your own self-interest(s). Pathetic. You are a pathetic citizen.
From that article, here’s a direct link to the Facebook post, but there’s coupla interesting things:
“Do you think if I weren’t a State Rep that he would have forced me? How is this any way to be treated?”
Treated? How is that any way to be treated? Are you under the impression that you are to receive special treatment or get special privileges because you’re an elected official? Because you tout yourself as Chairwoman of Higher Education and because you claim to represent 115,000 Ohioans?
I’d guess you’re not just and only a State Representative, you’re also a US Citizen, an Ohio resident, Butler County resident, appear to be a woman, potentially human, maybe a gun owner or firearms enthusiast, a wage-earner, taxpayer…in short, you wear a lot of hats. Lots of hats means more rules, not less. Methinks your view of the layer cake may be a bit askew. But, “resent” is 2/3rds of “represent” so I guess maybe a healthy dose of resentment for what you were is required in order to become what you want to be.
^Tears For Fears – My Girls (Animal Collective Cover)^
Something else that has me scratching my head is…wait, this appears to have happened on May 27th of 2020. Did the Ohio Statehouse just reopen or something? This lockdown nonsense has been going on for months. Are you telling me that all this time, security at the Ohio Statehouse has not been upgraded/augmented to ensure that suspected COVID-19 infected people are given the boot off-premises? Temperatures haven’t been taken until now, and no one has been kicked off state property for being a threat to security?
Just checked the Ohio Legislative Calendar and went all the way back to January. While it would appear that some sessions have been canceled, it also appears that the place has been open for business through this whole thing. Maybe she’s been playing hooky from the legislative sessions, and this was her first day back to work in months. The only other thing that I can think of is that maybe she’s up for reelection in November. Let’s check that out.
Yep…her term as State Representative of District 53 expires 31 December 2020 when the 133rd Ohio General Assembly adjourns. She’s only been in office for 4 years, and Ohio term limits say she can be in that position for up to 8 years. She’s gotta be running, which means she’s campaigning. Let’s dig some more.
DOH! She’s trying to upgrade from State Rep to State Senator. Ohio has 33 Senate districts, looks like she was trying to take the 4th Senate district, but lost in the GOP primaries to some dude named Lang.
Not only will she not be moving to State Senate, looks like she’s out of a job entirely.
People being discriminated against based on sexual orientation, race, nationality, disability…
…gender, creed, religion, blah blah blah.
^Ghost Rider – Shamanic (Symphonix Remix) – Official^
That “Butler County lawmaker” stigma is gonna hang around for a while. The ass in the chair may have changed, but that legacy of an asshole in the Ohio’s 53rd district is gonna live on for a while. On the upside, I hear there’s no such thing as bad press. Anything you can do to draw attention to a particular somewhere? Good all around. Especially for those occupying spaces where no one is looking.
^Coronita – Cocaine^
Hay meadow middles!
That cat Nero fiddles,
A scowl came over the moon;
The old sea dog laughed, to see such a port…
…and the Petri dish ran away with the soon.
^Pixies.- The happening (subtitulada en español)^
I just saw something that reminded me Halloween is only 5 months away.
So much to do, and so little time
^Planet Jazz- Monster ??!^
If you’re looking for definitives, you came to the wrong place sister. The only definitive you’re gonna find here, is that there is definitely nothing to be found here. So yeah, 1 definitive, beyond that is all grey.
^Knife Party ‘Resistance’^
X: Where’ve you been?
Cade: You talking to me?
0: “Where’ve” is not something you see every day.
Cade: No it isn’t. Was just thinking that I can’t recall the last time I used “where’ve” in a sentence.
X: Where’ve you been?
Cade: This is about SoPi, isn’t it.
Cade: I forgot about it.
Z: That didn’t stop you from wandering off past SoPi-Z tho, did it?
Cade: You saw that did ya?
Cade: Yeah I know that I have a few languishing, but at the same time, I’m getting close to the end.
X: This is about Victor.
Cade: I know. Had a lot of thoughts, wanted to write…
X: And completely forgot about SoPi-V in the process.
Cade: Did indeed forget.
Z: That didn’t stop you from wandering off past SoPi-Z tho, did it.
Cade: Is there an echo in here?
X: Zed. I wanna know about zed.
Cade: Having a tough time deciding when and where to use the Omega character in SoPi-V.
X: And if.
Cade: Correct, and if.
X: Why would you mix and match the Z/Zed character with the Omega character?
Cade: Good question. I don’t really know if Omega is representative of Z/Zed in this instance.
A: Are you changing any other characters?
A: So why would you change Zulu to Omega.
Cade: Welp, my thought was that maybe 0/Zero could be better represented if I used Omega instead of Zed.
0: I’m gonna change the subject real quick. Do you really think it possible to create a verbal message in time, and postmark that message for delivery thousands of years in the future?
Cade: I don’t see why not. If we can transmit a message electronically and estimate how long it should take that message to travel a certain distance, I don’t see why a message couldn’t be sent from way back in the past to arrive in the now.
0: And you realize that we are talking about an audible message, right?
Cade: Welp, this idea isn’t a new one to me. But that thing about blackbodies the other day, plus some discussions with a certain someone about how events which are seemingly impossible to predict may in fact be predictable?
X: The short being, this is the first time you’ve given serious consideration as to how to explain to another how communications over time might be possible.
Cade: Correct. I’ve given the matter a lot of thought, it makes sense, just never expected anyone would want to hear about it.
X: And now, someone wants to hear about it.
Cade: They asked a question, it took me aback, I don’t know if they actually want me to go off on a tangent about how I see how this may be possible.
X: Relies too much on some risky leaps of faith.
Cade: Sorta. I would imagine the primary question is likely to be “what is the source?”
Cade: We make a lot of assumptions predicated on our own current abilities.
T: I think you may wanna explain that one a bit further if you can.
0: Try not to hurt yourself.
Cade: Source and sources. What interested me was the potential delaying types of mechanisms.
Cade: Correct. A capacitor of sorts. A timing mechanism.
Z: Like…The Synchros?
Cade: The Synchros Of Time, yes.
Z: And what are those, prey tell.
Cade: Um…can we get back on track?
0: You were on track?
T: Woah nelly.
X: You were just looking up Interferometry. Do you even know why?
Cade: In order to send a message from a time to a time, you’re likely going to have to have some pretty accurate cosmological clocks.
A: Have you considered the length of the message being encoded with an iterative, and then placing that message in a stasis?
Cade: That’s what I was just thinking. If the dimensions of a blackbody were known, the message could be angled in such a way that its trajectory would basically keep it in a (for the most part) steady state for a certain period of time.
A: And what about the space the blackbody itself occupies and it’s proximity to the target/message recipient?
0: Not to mention that you’re going to have to take decay into consideration.
Cade: Maybe that’s a property of a blackbody which has not been taken into consideration.
X: Conservation of energy?
X: You’re basically describing coiling an audible message like a clock-spring within a blackbody or some other space, and that message will remain within that space for a specified time, at which point it will leave that space along a certain trajectory for delivery.
Cade: You said it, but yeah I was thinking it.
X: And no decay.
Cade: Potentially. With the right calcs, perhaps keeping the string in unoccupied space might limit or even prevent decay or any kind of degredation to the message.
Z: Would need to be some awful stable particles and energy.
Cade: I’m not trying to make things more difficult than they need be, but surely the vectors themselves could potentially be utilized to reinforce some kind of referential integrity.
A: You’re attempting to avoid another layer.
Cade: Conservation of energy doesn’t make much sense if your throwing several megawatts behind the transmission source just so that a coupla hundred watts make it through.
Z: You’re lost.
Cade: I am lost. We’re discussing what equates to farting into a jar, closing the lid, then burying it in the sand for a thousand years so someone can eventually dig it up, open the jar, and smell the fart.
0: lolz…um, don’t you think that “speaking into a jar” might have been a better analogy than “farting into a jar”?
Cade: You’re probably correct. But we are talking about audible messages here.
X: Audible messages over time.
Cade: Supposedly, not much energy in those.
A: Depending of course, upon who you ask.
Cade: I don’t think Science puts much stock in “intent” nor “intentions”.
X: What about opportunistic relaying.
Cade: Now we’ve got arrays.
X: We need to get the message through.
Cade: So much of this seems to be based more upon unpredictability than predictability.
Z: You’ve absolutely no faith in absolutes.
Cade: Hey, I’m a product of my environment.
X: SoPi-V. May I make a suggestion?
Cade: Lay off Omega…noted
X: Three in one.
Cade: Four, actually. But who’s counting.
So yeah, when I started writing this earlier today, it never crossed my mind that I would come up with a visual representation of some concepts about messaging over, time from a time to a time, and SoPi-V would be hatched.
^Jay Lumen & Gary Beck – Strange Fruit (Original Mix)^
Straight up lied to you. Not gonna reveal SoPi-V for a while.
1. It’s incomplete, and I need to spend some time completing it;
2. This thing is already 9 pages long;
3. Prolly best that I do not reveal SoPi-V until some stories I’m working on are complete;
4. I got hit by a twist or two with respect to that blackbody shiz.
So yeah, didn’t really lie to you, it’s just not ready yet.
^Bow Wow Wow – I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish^
It’s creeping deep into Friday afternoon on 29 May, and I’m guessing that one or more of those cops who murdered George Floyd have been charged…
Usually gonna be difficult have a cop charged, tried convicted of 1st degree murder, and especially an on-duty cop acting in the line of duty. The District Attorney is likely only to go for what they think they can win. Because if you think Minneapolis is burning now, and these guys don’t get convicted, one of the Twin Cities is likely to become an only child…rapidly. Gotta take what you can get.
So I hear anyway
^Pete Lazonby – Sacred Cycles – Quivver Remix^
Hey…forgot…your weekend…have a good one.
Fuck the so shall de-stance sing…Go outside and touch someone. Get permission first tho’.
Sew shall de-stance sting.
It's the name of the game
^The Crystal Method – Name of the Game (Hybrid’s Blackout in LA Mix)^
^Cocteau Twins – Need-Fire^
*Loot tooL? …/stubs butt… Probably, Clicky, probably…*
Have a Song, Dear Reader 😉