Full Moon Thursday!

Well, it’s a shame that The Nightly Show, hosted by Larry Wilmore, has been cancelled. This is his final week, and tonight will be his final show, so I decided to post a few of his best clips…watch them while you can! Also, since there is a full moon tonight, I picked a nice song for all to enjoy. Remain entertained while I try to figure out how I locked my phone – I can’t get my pictures off of it, now! I know that I wanted it to be secure, but I guess that I secured it a little TOO well…
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Larry’s Super Depressing Deep Dive: Opioids

Larry’s Favorite Segments: Stranded in a Food Desert

The Nightly Show Panel Discussion: America’s Exhausting Presidential Race

Protected: Finally – A Bit o’ Rest & Relaxation… *** UPDATED 22 July 2016 ***

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Friday, 13 May…2016!!!

Did you find what you were looking for?

Good.

Live in the past, much?

Hilarious.

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Random Thursday Thoughts…5 May 2016

Ah…remember when? Do you remember all of those bright, shining, hopeful faces? It seems like an eternity ago – and now we know who the Republican nominee is. Just think about it for a moment, people…let it sink in. Just contemplate – without emotion, if you can. Me? I’m still munching my popcorn and swilling my beer, because this spectacle is fantastic to watch. It has its own terrible beauty, in a way!

Thank goodness that I’m an ISTP, and that my Moon is in Virgo – that seems to settle down the Aries Sun and Leo Ascendant at times, especially during this retrograde Mercury! My mind goes into mechanical mode – I tap into the geeky, nerdy ‘Dilbert’ brain and dissect, deconstruct, and dismantle things…internally of course! I’m not shredding things, LOL – although, if I knew how to play a guitar, I would shred on it for a bit! For example, it’s annoying when a person thinks that they need to “man-splain” something to me…but it’s downright loathsome when someone thinks that they need to “white-splain” something!

Many people that I try to talk with seem to be angry. Others are frightened. Quite a few others seem extraordinarily depressed, or in unknown states of distress. Inquiries garner no meaningful response, which causes me to withdraw. If you don’t want my time or attention, then fair enough! I won’t waste either of those precious resources on those who don’t want it. Watering the Sahara would reap more rewards, for me – and besides, desert flowers are beautiful!

I’m putting the final touches on my verbal thrashings, especially since a bit of analytical digging uncovered something very amusing – so, I have to re-write part of my posts for accuracy. They will be worth the wait, though!

Enjoy a few images from the political circus this past week (and last month), along with a bit of music…and, I hope that you found my choice hidden links!

Not Again…

Sorry, but I’m interrupting my planned posts…because while I was checking my emails, I saw a news headline that just floored me. Seriously? AGAIN?!? What in the ever-living hell is wrong with people? WTF is going on???

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/12/2/san-bernardino-shooting-multiple-casualties-feared.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/san-bernardino-shooting_565f4613e4b072e9d1c464e9?261xajor

*HOLDS HEAD IN HANDS*

No. You know what? I’m posting some links below. Just watch, listen, and / or read…open your mind for a bit. Here are some ugly truths that many want to ignore and hide from. If I lose readers and followers, so be it. I’m not one who has ever backed down from calling shit what it is.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ernest-owens/call-it-what-it-is-white-_b_8683636.html?utm_hp_ref=black-voices

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/earl-ofari-hutchinson/heres-why-the-alleged-pla_b_8676592.html?utm_hp_ref=black-voices&ir=Black%20Voices

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/true-color-blue-lives-matter_565de1f9e4b079b2818beacd

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/before-colorado-shooting-a-long-history-of-violence-against-women/2015/12/01/7f494c86-987b-11e5-8917-653b65c809eb_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_coloshooter-1115pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/11/24/chicago-police-release-video-of-police-shooting.html

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/11/muslim-forced-plane-anti-islam-rhetoric-rises-151125200650016.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-w-waters/american-terrorist_b_8641944.html

http://www.cc.com/full-episodes/4byoc2/the-nightly-show-with-larry-wilmore-december-1–2015—texas-textbook-controversy—donald-trump-season-2-ep-02030

F**K it Friday!!!

LOL – no, I’m not in a bad mood. A little snarky, feeling aggro and frustrated, perhaps, but not necessarily in a bad mood! Exasperatedly amused is another way to describe how I’m feeling, I suppose. What is causing this consternation? Simple: nobody knows how to socialize face-to-face anymore! I used to think that I was socially inept because I could read people TOO well and never played the ‘social butterfly’ at parties. I’m a very sensitive ISTP, meaning that I feel drained by people sometimes. My husband’s energy can be chaotic – mine can too, of course – but it grates on me when I’m trying to relax and focus.

Anyway, back to the topic: socializing. The way people socialize has (d)evolved dramatically with the age of the internet, and it appears I have to catch up with the times. Face-to-face interactions are now done on webcam, through mediums like Skype or Twitch. People ‘stream’ themselves into other’s homes, virtually. Mere conversations aren’t enough…the pressure to prove that one isn’t a robot or a bottom-feeding ‘catfish’ seems constant. At the same time, every so-called ‘social’ website seems to do little more than create drama and nonsense, especially among those whose need for attention drives them to interfere in the lives and relationships of others. People create phony online personas out of sheer boredom, not caring about whose lives they might turn upside-down.

I like my privacy and my ‘fortress of solitude’ – but, I also know that I have to be a little more open if I’m going to sell my books. I have to step outside of my walls and my comfort zone…and I hate it. I don’t want to, but I have to. Sometimes in life, we have to do the things we don’t like to get ahead and accomplish a life-long dream. I have to be seen, be known, and become familiar to others. I have to put in ‘face-time’ – and that really chafes my buttocks!

Time for a bit of honesty and levity from the past week. I watch The Daily Show, The Nightly Show, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and Conan O’Brien regularly – they are my main means of getting news and information without raging or weeping…a dose of comedy eases the bad taste of events around the world. Below are three great discussions – enjoy!

The Nightly Show: Science vs. Religion

The Late Show: Stephen is a sexy teenaged vampire!

The Nightly Show: “Journalistic Jerking”

Today marks the 201st birth anniversary of Adolphe Sax…so, here are three songs that don’t have saxophones in them!

Thursday Thoughts…1 October 2015

Well – ’tis a new month! October is here…the year is nearing its end. It sure has flown by; thankfully, I am taking it easy on myself and not putting too much pressure on not meeting some deadlines that I’d hoped to. Part of the reason is that I am facing more disruptions than usual lately…and no, they aren’t game-related! If only they were, LOL – then I’d just shrug and say, “Yep – I’ve been busy gaming and procrastinating!” But, that isn’t the case. More on that later…

I’m pleased to note that I have a total of 82 followers so far! I’d like to say “welcome” to all – as always, I encourage new readers (and old) to check out my ‘About’ page…that will give you a gist of what to expect from my little corner of the interwebs! I have an odd sense of humour and sometimes swear like a sailor, but I’m not a bad person just for having a bit of a foul mouth. I try to keep it in line, but I’m not going to mince words if I feel strongly about something. Anyway, nice to make your acquaintances; if I haven’t followed your respective blogs yet (those of you who have them), please have patience – sometimes I have a hard time finding them! Apologies, too, if it seems that I re-post more than I write, of late – I’ve been reading many more blogs, and many times have found some gems that I think are worth sharing. I also have another installment of my gaming fan fiction coming up…I will do my best to publish it tomorrow morning.

Since it is a new month, I figured I’d check out the news and see what’s been happening in the world lately – seems to be the usual. Politics and the Trump sideshow. Pope Francis visiting the United States, and having some sort of meeting with that hateful wretch down in Tennessee. The head of Planned Parenthood being raked over the coals and verbally slammed into silence at some hearing. More shootings – another seemingly in progress as I type this. An “active shooter” has been reported at Umpqua College in Roseburg, Oregon.

The girls abducted from the school in Chibok, Nigeria, have been away from their families and loved ones for 535 days, now…the days keep adding up. It’s a sad tally, no? That’s one thing I am hopeful for, every day: that they are returned safely and supported in their healing process…their ordeal is surely an unimaginable horror that only other victims could possibly understand.

I’m thoroughly enjoying Trevor Noah as host of the Daily Show – the writing is still great, and he’ll relax into his role as lead anchor as he takes a firmer hold on the reigns of the show. Larry Wilmore continues to entertain as he informs; I absolutely loved it when he had Ahmed Mohammed on his show! Stephen Colbert has been awesome, of course – his notable guests have included First Lady Michelle Obama, actress Lupita Nyong’o, author Stephen King, Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. The interviews have been excellent!

Well, that’s it for now from me. On a final note, I finally got a webcam…apparently, those little contraptions are necessary for promoting things like books!

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Friday Theme Day!

The title says it all…enjoy.

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LOL – “Deez Nutz” for president, 2016!

“Intelligent Abnormal” – I resemble that remark!

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Did you catch the theme? I hope so. Closing with a good song…see ya tomorrow!

Mindless Midweek Musings…

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Jumping right on in: may I say that I’m tired of politics already? Ye gawds…2016 seems so far away, even though it’s already halfway through August, which is more than halfway through this year. The so-called presidential ‘campaign’ is already taking its toll. Yes, Jon Stewart is no longer at The Daily Show, but Trevor Noah will soon be taking the helm – that will be awesome. To my knowledge, he debuts on Monday, 28 September. Stephen Colbert will launch his show on Tuesday, 8 September, and the new Doctor Who series airs on BBC America on Saturday, 19 September – so I’m set. In the meantime, Larry Wilmore and Conan O’Brien have my political information at the ready, so that I can deal with all of the horror involved in politics, and the news in general, without feeling the need to weep uncontrollably. I can actually watch and laugh at the idiocy of it all. Speaking of which, here are two links to the most recent episodes of The Nightly Show. They are well worth watching, IMHO!

The Nightly Show: 10 August, 2015

The Nightly Show: 11 August, 2015

Also, here’s a re-posting of one of the funniest video game reviews that I’ve ever seen – just because!

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Conan O’Brien reviews The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Xbox360)

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What else…oh, yeah – baseball! The Seattle Mariners helped make MLB history last night in their 10-inning, 6 – 5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. Every team that played at their home stadium yesterday came away with a victory on the same day…that’s 15 teams. First time ever!

Austin Jackson, who hit the winning run, gets doused by team-mate Logan Morrison

Hisashi Iwakuma pitches a perfect no-hitter in his first complete major-league game

Secondly, Hisashi Iwakuma pitched a perfect no-hitter today, elevating the Mariners to a delicious 3 – 0 win over Baltimore! It was the first time that an A.L. team had pitched one since…well, when “King” Felix Hernandez did it on 15 August 2012! Ah, I love my team…win or lose, I really enjoy watching them. At the end of the baseball season, I plan on doing my usual tribute to my favourite players of the season, as well as a small recap of the top three or five Mariners commercials. There are always some great ones, LOL

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I’m working on a huge, nerdly, self-indulgent project that involves Twitch, learning live-streaming, and gaming, although learning that Amazon owns Twitch and it’s been hacked fairly recently makes me a bit nervous. I sincerely hope that I don’t need a camera on my computer; if so, then I’m not doing it, LOL

In nerd-speak, my project essentially involves this:

Gotta hook up the TS chat-line and group with some friends and guild-members to do a major zerg-ball on the castle. First, though, we have to do an extended siege and get some point-farming done on the bridge, because we can expect the heaviest resistance there. Watch out for the gank-squads on the way; we have some spotters hunkered down at the well to take out any noobs, and we have some small scouting squads checking the outpost perimeter so that they can’t flag it and cut off our mode of transport if you need to rez. Take care if you see the emperor or empress – you’ll get rekt hardcore and they will t-bag you mercilessly if you make a move on them!

Sorry if that wasn’t understandable…I speak geek (and Klingon, if you really must know)!

Finally, don’t forget to cast your vote on if you think I should change my avatar or leave it the same. The link to the post with the vote in it is here – I hope that I don’t have the settings buggered on it!

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Friday Feelings… ** UPDATED **

I’m still speechless…too sad and sickened to think or speak. Flags fly at half-mast across South Carolina – except for that last symbol of the CSA. How filthy and disgusting that nobody will lower it, or remove it for the weekend EN-FUCKING-TIRELY. Even more filthy and disgusting are the comments of white supremacists on their sites – I found one whilst looking for these images; some site named Vice has them. That’s all I’m going to say for now…it’s all that I can say.

Angelo Badalamenti: “Fire Walk With Me

John Stewart talks about the Charleston church shooting

The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore: Charleston Shooting

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