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Some Jarheads. Tsk.

Did this idiot not get the "We are here to protect Freedom, not practice it!" speech in Boot Camp? Because that's the only excuse for his actions that doesn't require that he either be an idiot or an attention whore. And I somehow think that if _I_ had been as vocal about my opinions regarding Bush Jr. as this guy was about Obama, the wingnuts who are defending him would have just as loudly claimed that I deserved whatever punishment came my way. Except in that case, they'd actually be right. The military in not like civilian life, where the worst that usually happens when you insult management is a few hurt feelings and some lost productivity. On the battlefield, good order and discipline is literally a matter of life and death. This is why I kept my opinions to my own damn self, shut up, and did my job. Pity this Marine can't say the same.

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Author excoriates piracy, while profiting from academic fraud.

So, we have here an author, Tim W Lieder Tim W Lieder. In a discussion on ebook piracy, he naturally takes the position that it is bad. Fair enough. However, he acts like a completely self-righteous prick about it, deeming unauthorized copying an offense deserving of death. But then, he cheerfully admits that he writes term papers for money.

So let me get this straight: Piracy is theft and steals bread from the mouths of starving artists and EEEEVIL, but helping cheaters defraud institutions, inflating the grades of those of us who don't cheat... is apparently legal, and so not worthy of condemnation at all. The hypocrisy, it astounds. Given the small number of published works with his name on them, I wonder if the cheater-enabling is his primary source of income?

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HERPES?!?!??!1!

So, apparently Puck the Expensive Kitty has gotten wind of our plan to recoup our investment in him when he dies by making cat stir-fry. He's decided to retaliate by catching a disease that would make him unpalatable to the monkeys: Feline Herpes. At least both other cats have been vaccinated recently, and now that I've figured out exactly how long to wait after feeding him to give him his pills so he doesn't throw up, the secondary bacterial infections are under control. Stupid creature. Maybe cat-fur gloves instead...?

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LET ME SHOW YOU MY KITTEN!

My Kitten, Let Me Show You Her:

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Say hello to Bart, named by a child who was unaware that calicoes are almost always female. But then again, being a chromosomally abnormal male might explain some of her peculiarities. I guess we'll learn for sure at the vet's tomorrow. The picture actually dates back a few weeks before we got her, a better quality, a more recent one will soon be posted.

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"Happy Veteran's Day! Here's your flashback."

So yeah, got stuck in traffic due to a car accident up ahead, and the words "MOVE, you assholes! We're in the kill zone!" Would not stop going through my head. Oh well, could be worse.

And I mean to post this one a few days ago:

"Happy Birthday, Marine Corps! Here's a nice coloring book... No, don't eat the crayons!"

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Cursed senility.

So, I was stuck in traffic behind an elderly gentleman with a very prominent 3d Infantry Division bumper sticker. From what I could tell, he might have been with the Mighty Third in WWII, he was so... distinguished. And try as I might, I could NOT remember the tune for the Dog Faced Soldier Song to play on the car horn. I coulda made an old man's day. Or given him a heart attack, so maybe it's for the best.

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