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Will January 6 Make Americans Forget Our Wallets Are Shrinking and Libs Want to Assassinate Half the Supreme Court?
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So the January 6 hearings have started, apparently. That was quick!
I’m on the record as condemning the Capitol riot, and I’m fine with any punishment that befalls any of the participants, up to and including Donald Trump. But I really don’t see the point in this line of “thinking”:
BREAKING: Not All News Channels in Lockstep
Okay, so Fox News isn’t covering it. If you want to watch it, switch to literally any other channel. Why is this a problem? Imagine believing somebody is a fascist for refusing to do what you want them to do.
Maybe I’d care more about this burning issue if these guys weren’t brushing off the attempted assassination of a Supreme Court justice. That happened 48 hours ago, not 17 months ago, and they’ve already buried the story.
Then there’s nonsense like this:
What? No they didn’t. The Capitol riot was bad enough without making $#!+ up.
The libs don’t really believe 1/6 was worse than 9/11 and Pearl Harbor and the Civil War. They’ve just got a big stick to hit their enemies with, and they enjoy hitting their enemies with sticks. Okay, fine, do that. Just stop whining that not everybody cares.
And it’s pretty clear that not everybody cares:
You can’t scold people into caring about something. Well, you can, but it won’t work.
Hold your hearings, Dems. Do what you’re gonna do. The rest of us are busy trying to make ends meet in the economy you’re determined to destroy.
Felicia Sonmez finally got fired from the Washington Post for being a shrieking loon who wouldn’t stop publicly trashing her colleagues. She managed to hang in there just long enough to get Dave Weigel suspended for a month, so it’s a win/win.
I hope she sues them. Again. Not because I think she’s right, but because I want to see the whole façade torn down. These people are not journalists, they’ve all lost their damn minds, and I reserve the right to point and laugh as they claw at each other like the rabid weasels they are.
Let ‘em burn their own house down. I’ll toast marshmallows on the embers.
Hey, remember when the Chinese Communist Party unleashed a deadly virus and the entire civilized world juddered to a halt? Remember how they tried to tell you the whole thing started with a bad bowl of bat soup? Remember how Jon Stewart went on national TV and wondered if the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan might have something to do with the coronavirus lab in Wuhan, and Stephen Colbert panicked?
Yeah, about that:
I’m obsessed with DALL·E mini now. Been spending way too much time screwing around with this nutty little app. It uses a neural network, whatever the hell that is, to generate images based on a text prompt. I keep trying to stump this contraption, but it consistently understands the assignment:
Don’t ask me how any of this works. But after some trial and error, it looks like the less photorealistic the requested image, the easier it is for the computer to generate. It works better if you specify classical painting styles, New Yorker cartoons, comic books, etc.
At first glance, the results almost look like something a human would create. But then you take a closer look and it’s just not quite right. Creepy and weird. A crude approximation of reality, farted out mindlessly by one of the machine intelligences that will eventually destroy us all.
I like it!
For All Mankind is back. This show has never gotten the buzz of other Apple TV+ offerings like Severance and Ted Lasso, but it’s a solid little alternate-reality story and I dig it.
Season 3 begins in the early ‘90s, a little over 20 years since the Soviets beat the US to the moon. The resulting space race has brought with it a flood of technological advancements. By 1992, there’s a thriving moon colony and even a floating hotel in Earth’s orbit, and we’re just a few years away from putting a human being on Mars.
Plus, Gary Hart actually gets elected president and serves two terms. What a utopia!
My one nitpick is that popular culture is pretty much the same. They’ve still got grunge and Tom Petty and The Bob Newhart Show and all the stuff from our world. The only big difference is that John Lennon has remained bullet-free for whatever reason, and the Beatles reunited in the ‘80s. Maybe John broke up with Yoko?
If America had put up a space hotel by the late 20th Century, you’d think somebody would write a song about it. Wouldn’t Bowie put out a concept album or something? In such a radically different world, wouldn’t popular culture be radically different too? It would be nice to get at least a snippet of a song or a movie or something from this alternate reality. But I guess that would cost too much?
It’s a great show anyway. I was skeptical when Apple Inc. entered the streaming scrum, but they’re giving us stuff we probably wouldn’t see anywhere else. Sometimes that’s actually a good thing. Finally, a space show without Mr. Spock or Obi-Wan Kenobi. A star war for grownups.
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