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I hate misuse/overuse of “literally”

with 35 comments

What more can I say about this? I hate it. Especially when “literally” is used where “metaphorically” of “figuratively” would actually be correct.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 19, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Uncategorized

Is cat man’s best friend, not dog?

with 76 comments

A study in New Zealand in 1979 found that, when cats were nearly eradicated from a small island, the local rat population quickly quadrupled.

Without cats, there would be a massive increase in rats and other rodents which would eat food stores and crops, resulting in mass starvation among the world’s poorer nations.

Man needs cats to live!

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 16, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Science, Uncategorized

Yes! Lab-grown pork is kosher

And you can even eat it with cheese!

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March 22, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Religion, Uncategorized

Abs and Instagram

Jay Fink writes in a comment:

In my lifetime I have seen society try to sexualize men. Compared to when I was growing up there is much more emphasis on men being muscular, having six pack abs etc. Probably more men are insecure about their appearance now than ever before. Yet despite all this most people really don’t care about men on a visual level.

Instagram is proof of this. There is so much more interest in looking at pictures of women than men. Even women like to admire other women visually. There is not a large market for looking at men’s pictures outside the gay community. This is the natural order of things and I like it.

I never even heard of “abs” until the early 2000s. There were bodybuilders in the 1970s of course. I remember the TV series The Incredible Hulk, in which the Hulk was played by bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno. The Hulk had very big muscles, but his abs were less ripped than a typical modern-day male model. No one cared about abs in the 1970s.

Now, regarding why women look at Instagram feeds of other women, it’s not a lesbian thing, at least I don’t think so. I think that women look to other women as role models for how to stay fit, where to travel, how to dress, how to waste their money, etc. Women prefer to follow pretty women not because of sexual attraction, but they sense that the pretty women have higher status and are more worthy of emulating.

However, do people care about men on a visual level? The mainstream media seems to have trained us to care. There’s no doubt that a good looking man with “ripped abs” is going to have an easier time getting female followers on Instagram than his less good looking brothers. And the same guy will get a lot more attention from women (in real life as well as on social media) than a genius computer programmer who has nothing special going on in the looks department.

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I forgot to mention Captain Kirk played by William Shatner in the late 1960s. Shatner was considered to have such a sexy body that they often made him remove his shirt to show it off, but he had absolutely no visible abs.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 19, 2018 at EDT am

I found an old comment that was very prescient

I wrote:

Scott Walker who?

Sounds like a Tim Pawlenty type, someone that talking heads mention who could appeal to working-class whites but who doesn’t actually appeal to them outside of his state.

In fact, you should re-read the whole post, and then think about the Conor Lamb election.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 15, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Politics, Uncategorized

Proles love Trump

Stormy Daniels’ mother is a Trump supporter!

This is not surprising at all. The mother of a porn actress is obviously going to be prole, and we all know from reading my blog that proles love Trump!

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 15, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Proles, Uncategorized

Citizen of the Galaxy update

I’m about 45% through this book, and I must say that it’s awesome. Although it’s considered one of Robert Heinlein’s “juvenile” novels, it seems to me that the themes in the book are completely adult except that no one has any sex and the main character, Thorby, has an unrealistically naïve outlook towards girls for a guy raised in a rough underclass environment.

The future envisioned by Heinlein is not the Star Trek future where all of mankind lives in peace and harmony with each other and most aliens (all of which look like humans wearing some makeup). Heinlein’s future is a lot more dystopian. The book starts on the planet of Jubbal where there is slavery, no civil rights with respect to the police even for non-slaves, and the government is run by a dictator-like “Sargon.”

When Thorby visits alien planets, the aliens are really alien. One race has four legs, two arms, and two mouths. Another is a race of telepathic slugs with which communication is impossible.

Space travel is much grittier than Captain Picard saying “plot a course, Warp 7, make it so!” Heinlein’s space travel requires many days of high acceleration until the spaceship reaches the speed of light and enters “irrational space.”

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 12, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Books, Uncategorized

Bloomberg radio hates Trump

They have always hated him, but this morning the hate was piled on extra heavy because they hate tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 2, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Business, Uncategorized

Now reading… Farnham’s Freehold

This Robert Heinlein novel is a much easier read than Stranger in a Strange Land. I’m already one-third of the way through it. So far, it’s a much more plot-driven story, although the characters are a little bit weird. There’s Hugh Farnham, the patriarch of the family and a crusty older man who knows everything, much like a lot of other Heinlein characters. Hugh’s wife, Grace, is a fat alcoholic. There’s the daughter Karen, her friend Barbara who has a thing for Hugh (but so far they have not had any sex), Duke, the son. Heinlein loves the name “Duke,” but the name implies that Duke isn’t going to be as bright as the father. When was there ever a brilliant character named Duke? And then there’s Joe, the “negro” “houseboy.”

The family rides out a nuclear attack by the Russians in Hugh’s bomb shelter. Yes, Heinlein endorses prepping! But after the nuclear attack, things get weird and science-fictiony.

Is the book as “racist” as modern SJW types say it is?

Stay tuned!

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 26, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Books, Uncategorized

Ethics of lab-grown meat

Can Hindus eat lab-grown beef?
Can Jews eat lab-grown lobster?
Can vegans eat any lab-grown meat?

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 12, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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