Author Archives: Paul

Professional software engineer; enthusiast / advanced amateur photographer; (Apple) / Mac / iOS guy; partially omniscient, witty, tech geek; hooligan; user of 'adult language'; 37?!?; rock / blues / jazz fan; skeptic; and raconteur (...and ESRI).

Wait a minute

Tom: “…cracker-ass, fruity-booty, wack as hell, weak sauce, fuckhead, fuckface, fucknuts, shit nuts, shit fuck, fuck fuck–” Gene: “Wait a minute, somebody called me a ‘fuck fuck’?” Tom: “Yeah. Rob Reiner, 1994. Was the ‘Ghosts of Mississippi’ audition. I specifically said I don’t want feedback.” — Fred Melamed as Tom Possoro and Henry Winkler as […]

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Have you noticed?

Have you noticed that most of the women who are against abortion are women you wouldn’t want to fuck in the first place, man? — George Carlin, A Place for My Stuff (1981). Some things never change…

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If Justice Scalia is moved to say you’re discriminating

If Justice Scalia is moved to say you’re discriminating, you know you’re really doing something wrong. — Jahan Sagafi, Labor and Employment Attorney, White Hot: The Rise & Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch (Netflix 2022).

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Prince Rogers Nelson +6

On this day, 6 years ago, the world lost Prince, and it’s been downhill ever since…

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What the hell is wrong with Florida?

What the hell is wrong with Florida? — Jason Jones as Nate Parker, The Detour S1E10, “The Beach” (2016).

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R.I.P. Gilbert Gottfried

Gilbert Gottfried, the stand-up comedian with the shrill voice known for his performances equal parts chaotic, clever and crude, has died after a long illness, his family announced Tuesday. He was 67. Damn.

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CAUGHT: Marsha Blackburn nailed by Federal Election Commission for illegal donation

The ‘G’ in GOP often stands for Grift, and Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) knows it all too well. Blackburn has spent 30 years in government. She just got caught taking from Tennessee families while enriching her own. Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been funneled, from both Blackburn’s Congressional and Senate campaigns, into the accounts […]

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Those today who believe whatever nonsense they see on Facebook

John Gruber at Daring Fireball, nailing it as usual: Those today who believe whatever nonsense they see on Facebook are like the people who, a generation ago, believed the nonsense printed in supermarket tabloids like “The Weekly World News”. The difference is that instead of being crackpots who write letters to elected officials, a bunch […]

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Will Smith shows true colors, hypocrisy at Academy Awards

I suppose congratulation are in order for Will Smith — not for the Oscar® he so clearly deserves for his amazing portrayal of Richard Williams in the 2021 film King Richard, but for his recent admission to the Joke Police, a subsidiary of the Thought Police. You’ve all seen the clip. Rock makes the G.I. […]

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New study indicates populist attitudes are associated with gullibility.

Populism exists throughout the political spectrum as a political ideology that defines society as conflict between ordinary people and the elites. Many conspiracy theories fit populist ideals in how they hinge on the elites as responsible for ordinary people’s societal issues. New research, published in Political Psychology, found that populist attitudes are associated with conspiracy […]

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