Monthly Archives: August 2013


By | August 30, 2013

Krav Maga was the hand-to-hand combat technique I learned in the 82nd. I spent nearly two years training on that, twice a week. It’s incredibly effective and I enjoyed it a great deal. I usually don’t mention it to anyone because it causes all kinds of stupid ideas to form in people’s heads. Krav Maga… Read More »

Windows nein

By | August 30, 2013

This is terrible news. As for Windows 10, WZOR says it will be a cloud OS. NOPE. Fucking double nope. Looks like I will be stuck on Windows 7 until it is completely unusable, as the interface apocalypse that all other OSes have become makes them unsuitable for anyone who does more than look at… Read More »


By | August 30, 2013

If you think Ben Affleck is going to be bad as Batman, just wait until Larry Summers is the next Fed chair. Shows how truly corrupt our system is, and that nearly anything good is the result of inertia and past investment more than anything else. But now we are in the extractive phase, and… Read More »


By | August 30, 2013

Hardly anyone ever comments anyway, but I’ve disabled comments on this blog. Anyone who knows me can email me. That I value. The rest I don’t really care about. And it’s not that I don’t value other people’s thoughts and opinions in the abstract at least, but drive-by comments on blogs by people who know… Read More »

Also don’t buy

By | August 30, 2013

I’d add to this list “don’t buy ornamental hiking shoes.” I have a pair of them. Of course I didn’t know that until I tried to walk on something slick. These shoes – which straddle the line between shoes and boots – resemble hiking shoes. A perfect imitation. They were even well-reviewed. And they do… Read More »

A good French TV show. Quelle Surprise!

By | August 29, 2013

Can you believe there is actually a quite good French TV show now? Yeah, neither can I. But it is good. Anyone who has ever seen French TV before knows how unusual this is. All French TV except some of their live music shows is absolutely atrocious, seeming produced by blind wombats and written by… Read More »


By | August 27, 2013

Reading this, it reminds that over the past year the fiction I’ve read has been 90%+ YA. This is for a few reasons: 1) No ridiculous literary pretensions that make many books so incredibly boring. 2) The writing is usually better. Lit-fic just tries too hard for me. Most of those writers aren’t nearly as… Read More »


By | August 26, 2013

This is why I hate telling people that I am American when I go overseas. Well, that and our obscene wars, drone murders and spying on the entire world. There’s that, too.


By | August 26, 2013

About Twilight, I have no interest in it and will never read it – not because it is aimed at women, but because it is badly written (I have read enough of it to know this – it could’ve been written by Dan Brown) and because the relationship dynamics in it are terrible and un-feminist.… Read More »