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Browsing Archive: January, 2013

I just win?

Posted by Iludium Phosdex on Thursday, January 31, 2013,

Go ahead. Click on this picture.
I dare you. I double-dog dare you!!


00h UTC; FRIDAY, 1 FEBRUARY 2013: On what's expected to be a rather cold night, the sort of night that W. C. Fields described as "not a fit night for man or beast," here in the Upper Midwestern states of the United States (a Wind Chill Advisory, in fact, being up through tomorrow morning local time), Your Correspondent's just trying to remain sane in his apartment here in Winona. And warm. Even if his habit of late while on Te...

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It's dedicated to the people who think for themselves

Posted by Iludium Phosdex on Wednesday, January 30, 2013,

What's holding you back from clicking on the image and seeing what lies behind--
er, in a new window of your browser?


00h UTC; THURSDAY, 31 DECEMBER 2013: Yes, readers, that's where it's at with this blog. Even if it's trying to be a gender-neutral reworking of Viceroy cigarettes' advertising campaign from the late 1950's and early 1960's about "the man who thinks for himself" so preferring. Those of you looking for a couple of choice specimens of this campaign can see same below (via Stanford ...

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He relies on her last laugh in the second half

Posted by Iludium Phosdex on Tuesday, January 29, 2013,

Can you click on this image and manage not to laugh all the while?


00h UTC; WEDNESDAY, 30 JANUARY 2013: The old Chinese saying "May you live in Interesting Times" seems to be all the more truer these days here in the Minnwissippi and the Upper Midwest as a mix of sleet, snow, freezing rain, freezing drizzle and straight rain hath fallen since Sunday ... and just this very evening, to make things even more worse, a Winter Storm Warning goes into force for the prospect of heavy, wet snow that, w...

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Really enjoy the crazy pain

Posted by Iludium Phosdex on Tuesday, January 29, 2013,

You KNOW you want to click on the picture and see where it goes.
Go ahead. I dare you.


00h UTC; TUESDAY, 29 JANUARY 2013: No wonder the GOP, in its Luscious Glory of seeking renewed attention from especially the poor and National Minorities, can't actually come up with seriously viable ideas to seriously uplift the Lower Classes from their poverty, fecundity and ignorance into self-reliant prosperity consistent with their Zealotry and True Belief in ekonomesie vryheid met Amerikaanse eienskapp...

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Suddenly randomness was given immediately

Posted by Iludium Phosdex on Sunday, January 27, 2013,
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Just try to click on this image; you never know what you can find in so doing.


00h UTC; MONDAY, 28 JANUARY 2013: As Your Correspondent pens these thoughts in the virtual journal known as Teh Blogospheerez, a Major Winter Storm makes its presence known in these orisons of the Minnwissippi, with a known mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain certain to make the going rather treacherous ere the Monday morning schools run gets underway--or will it, what with roads getting rather slick and icy espec...

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Jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz

Posted by Iludium Phosdex on Friday, January 25, 2013,
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Have you ever imagined what you'll get from clicking this picture? Just try it.


00h UTC; SATURDAY, 26 JANUARY 2013: If the RepubliKKKan Party expects to, in the words of Louisana Governor Bobby Jindal, "stop being the party of stupid" and "reset the compass of conservatism" if it expects significant and measurable electoral successes in Indecision 2014 and (even more so) Indecision 2016, the first thing they ought to do (IMHO) is to purge its membership rolls of such as are attached to the ve...

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First place, cost, it had a dream

Posted by Iludium Phosdex on Thursday, January 24, 2013,

Just try clicking on this picture. You can never tell what to expect.


00h UTC; FRIDAY, 25 JANUARY 2013: Fans of The Great Minnesota Get-Together (as in the Minnesota State Fair), rejoice and be glad this day: The State Fair's Board of Managers, as supervises the whole 12-day affair ending annually on Labour Day, voted at their annual meeting to ban smorking outright on the State Fairgrounds, save for Designated Smorking Areas, with effect from TGMnGT 2013; previously, smorking was banned only ...

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So fearful ignorance disease and dyslexia

Posted by Iludium Phosdex on Wednesday, January 23, 2013,


00h UTC; THURSDAY, 24 JANUARY 2013: Is it any wonder that conservative prolefeeders have this thing for using outright mind games to take manipulative and devious advantage of the so-called "REAL AmeriKKKan" in his Luscious Glory of poverty, fecundity and ignorance as can be channelled into an overzealously fanatical, jingoistic even, True Patriot Love Thou Dost in Us Command vis-a-vis the Greater "Tea Party" Agenda, and in particular such holding that the only "real" socioeconomic stimulus t...
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Victim of a dream of many more time is required

Posted by Iludium Phosdex on Tuesday, January 22, 2013,

Click on this photo for a surprise galore!


00h UTC; WEDNESDAY, 22 JANUARY 2013: So much for that "dying girlfriend" of Notre Dame quarterback Manti Te'o as gripped the prolefeed distractive headlines for awhile there, only to be revealed as an online legpull at his expense via third parties: "Tea Party" types in particular would love nothing more than to trot out "actual small business owners" (read: carefully-scripted and -coached actors) claiming all manner of "undue, unnecessary and outdate...

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Is their contempt among lower-class conservatives

Posted by Iludium Phosdex on Monday, January 21, 2013,


00h UTC; TUESDAY, 22 JANUARY 2013: Make no mistake, boys and girls: Conservative mindsets towards the Lower Classes must be premeated with doublethink galore, especially that excusing their presumed defence of ekonomesie vryheid met Amerikaanse eienskappe as being one with Our National Character and Identity as a Sovereign Peculiar Among the Nations to the point of assuming an implied interconnexion of concepts.

In particular, their insisting:
  • on the one hand, that "greater freedom of choice" t...

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Is the "tea party" desire power return?

Posted by Iludium Phosdex on Sunday, January 20, 2013,


00h UTC; MONDAY, 21 JANUARY 2013: "Obedience is not enough. Unless he is suffering, how can you be sure that he is obeying your will and not his own? Power is in inflicting pain and humiliation. Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing. Do you begin to see, then, what kind of world we are creating?"

Thus did George Orwell imagine O'Brien interrogating Winston Smith in Nineteen Eighty Four as part of the Oceanic regime's use of...

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A modest proposal cut is an impressive imagination and young sparks

Posted by Iludium Phosdex on Sunday, January 20, 2013,


00h UTC; SUNDAY, 20 JANUARY 2013: In the local gazetta the other day, Your Correspondent couldn't help but notice in the "Neighbours" columns thereof where some students at the local Catholic high school were participating in a state high-school "music listening" competition, the which, I understand, involves especially thorough listening and understanding of classical music and its greater context.

Which hath Your Correspondent picturing as a (potentially unlikely) competition which would hav...

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Try, had come to a short blog post title

Posted by Iludium Phosdex on Saturday, January 19, 2013,


00h UTC; SATURDAY, 19 JANUARY 2013: Your Correspondent, having noticed the lead-off image for today's post in the Facebook presence for Moxie, a sui generis among soft drinks peculiar to New England especially, couldn't help but be inspired at the potential for such a Horsemobile (as Moxie called such promotional vehicles in their heyday of the 1920's) being driven around in a YouTube-model video scored to the very strains of the Third Movement of Rossini's "William Tell Overture" (as used in...
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Grand AmeriKKKan Exception Principle 10's failure

Posted by Iludium Phosdex on Thursday, January 17, 2013,


00h UTC; FRIDAY, 18 JANUARY 2013: It'll be interesting to see how much longer it'll get before POM Wonderful, a thorn in the side of the Federal Trade Commission and the Food and Drug Administration of late vis-a-vis their discredited health claims about pomegranite juice, starts "going Galt" big big time in the wake of its latest defeat before the former over their making unacceptable health and medical claims, which POM Wonderful defends are backed by "peer-reviewed research" (perhaps bough...
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Appy Polly Loggies for the tardiness, please

Posted by Iludium Phosdex on Thursday, January 17, 2013,


01h UTC; THURSDAY, 17 JANUARY 2013: Reader, as I say in the title of this post, I ask for your kind Appy Polly Loggies this go-round in the posting of this particular blog post, especially if you can sympathise with the predicament Your Correspondent has been having with the Trojan horse programmes Win32/Sireref!cfg and Win32/Sireref.bc as somehow sneaked unto my computer unawares to the point of causing serious harm and mischief as prevented my being able to get started online.

In any event, ...

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Remember the ultimate Blogger's Guide now

Posted by Iludium Phosdex on Tuesday, January 15, 2013,


00h UTC; WEDNESDAY, 16 JANUARY 2013: In its desire to (paraphrasing George Orwell here) tear apart existing socioeconomic models and put it back together in new shapes of its own choosing, Your Correspondent has to wonder if the "Tea Party" faction in Congress' ultimate desire throughout is to recast ekonomesie vryheid met Amerikaanse eienskappe along what turns out being Fascistic models while officially insisting, for prolefeed purposes, that such is "organic," "people-centred," "born out o...
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Galt 5 ultra secret government project goes

Posted by Iludium Phosdex on Tuesday, January 15, 2013,
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00h UTC; TUESDAY, 15 JANUARY 2013: Something as ought be watching for as the "home improvement" scams start returning with the spring (a "heads up," as it were): Videlicet, the possibility that scam operatives may start playing the "unregistered contractor" game as a way to avoid "unduly burdensome" licencing and bonding requirements "needlessly driving up costs [and] prevening jobs creation" (in effect, dropping hints of subtle anti-Government prolefeed in the sales pitch, with elements of ...
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Is something actually rotten in the United States?

Posted by Iludium Phosdex on Sunday, January 13, 2013,


00h UTC; MONDAY, 14 JANUARY 2013: Your Correspondent, for starters, could not agree more with the suggestion of American Senator Chuck Schumer (D/NY) to have the Real American boycott Walmart in protest of corporate policies as condone the sale of the worst possible firepower known as could be used in service of Extreme Ultraviolence as could include civil insurrection such as "Tea Party" and suchlike other "patriot" types are calling for "to reclaim Our Dear Lovely Nation" by essentially cre...

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Under the underclass of doubt and wonder

Posted by Iludium Phosdex on Saturday, January 12, 2013,
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00h UTC; SATURDAY, 12 JANUARY 2013: By now, you've probably heard about where the Federal Government, in the interest of avoiding a reprise of the same brand of reckless and misguided mortgage lending as worsened the financial meltdown which Bush the Younger's warped and perverto ideology made all the more likely, has issued new guidance to banks and home mortgage lenders as in essence tightens the bar for home mortgage lending.

Said restrictions, especially such which mandate that an intendi...

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Have the right to achieve deliverance of a people

Posted by Iludium Phosdex on Friday, January 11, 2013,


00h UTC; FRIDAY, 11 JANUARY 2013: Your Correspondent couldn't help but notice while, doing his morning duties at a certain motel here in Winona (name on request), a Weather Channel item about where Harveyville, KS (population some 125), following tornado damage a year ago, decided to rebuild itself without any outside relief assistance (as a matter of fact, FEMA disaster-assessment teams felt the damage thus inflicted was too minimal to qualify for any outside assistance).

While laudable, know...

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An effective way to improve the free United States 10 socioeconomic system just now

Posted by Iludium Phosdex on Thursday, January 10, 2013,
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Click on the preceding image and prepare to be surprised!


00h UTC; THURSDAY, 10 JANUARY 2013:
The Zealots and True Believers in the ideal of socioeconomic rescue and recovery encapsulated in the Afrikaans expression 'n Volk red homself ("a people rescues itself"), the rallying-cry of the Afrikaner Economic Movement as begat South Africa's infamous system of apartheid, are certainly disappointed in the decision by the AIG Board of Directors to not join in pending legal action as challenged the...
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That's why new Rearden AmeriKKKan Idol Hank 5

Posted by Iludium Phosdex on Wednesday, January 9, 2013,


00h UTC; WEDNESDAY, 9 JANUARY 2013: So much for that "Who Is John Galt?" coddswallop popular among the Ayn Randite element as makes up a substantial share of the "Tea Party" (pseudo)movement's rank-and-file support base, unaware of their being used by certain highly-secretive corporate interests: Maybe it was time to ask "Who is Hank Rearden?!" (at least so Your Correspondent thinks).

No wonder the "REAL AmeriKKKan" has some rather warped delusions about Realkultur, or what constitutes a defin...

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Really interesting rare 5 GNP growth will win--or will it?

Posted by Iludium Phosdex on Tuesday, January 8, 2013,
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00h UTC; TUESDAY, 8 JANUARY 2013: If there is any Hidden Political Significance to be discerned in the leadoff image today, children, Your Correspondent would like to call to mind the emerging trend in conservative talkback radio, facing ever-declining (and largely elderly or otherwise ignorant) audience numbers to win over the easily-led hearts and minds of, of conservative influence peddlers paying talkback radio hosts to advance their current tropes and articles of faith on air (and to ke...
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Pop culture of metrosexuality has 9 crazy ways

Posted by Iludium Phosdex on Monday, January 7, 2013,
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00h UTC; MONDAY, 7 JANUARY 2013: The so-called "People's Republic of China" may have launched a major crackdown on corruption, especially where "ostentatious displays of wealth" come into the picture, but as it turns out, doublethink is coming into the equation: The authorities are perfectly willing to accept exposes of lower-level bureaucrats engaging in corrupt acts, deeds and exploits through officially-approved microblogs like Baidu and Weibo ... but when the media comes into the equatio...
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Amish Mafia and occult

Posted by Iludium Phosdex on Saturday, January 5, 2013,
icon icon 18h UTC; SATURDAY, 5 JANUARY 2013: Reader, I do apologise for the rather unorthodox and unconventional method of presentation this time around; however, I trust you might find it rather interesting and at once refreshingly different for once.

Your Correspondent, for starters, just has to wonder why it is that the supermarket tabloids hath this Unhealthy Obsession on occasion for just how large the homosexual presence is in Hollywood, to the extent of publishing the occasional "special report...

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Conspiracy theories are actually six friends and Fox News

Posted by Iludium Phosdex on Saturday, January 5, 2013,


00h UTC; SATURDAY, 5 JANUARY 2013: In what may be a most unlikely move for Hormel Foods, maker of such iconic brands as SPAM luncheon meat, Dinty Moore beef stew, Cure81 hams, Mary Kitchen canned hash and Hormel Chili, among others (as well as the American distributor for Herdez Mexican foods), they've made an offer for Skippy Peanut Butter, among several brands being disposed of by global foods and detergents conglomerate Unilever in the interest of streamlining its range.

Something Hormel ou...

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Fortunately, Your Correspondent's crazy but annoying. Yet

Posted by Iludium Phosdex on Friday, January 4, 2013,

Click on the preceding and see what you get.


00h UTC; FRIDAY, 4 JANUARY 2013: Hoping all of you are just getting all the more acclimated to 2013--which, know, is the first time since 1987 that each digit in the year is a different numeric character--Your Correspondent would like to expand on an item previously about what Wellington, KS might want to go in getting rid of surplus felines in line with a new bylaw there limiting homeowners to a maximum of four cats or dogs per household: You can j...
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Emos, Rush Limbaugh know each other

Posted by Iludium Phosdex on Thursday, January 3, 2013,
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00h UTC; THURSDAY, 3 JANUARY 2013: "The military might of a country represents its national strength. Only when it builds up its military might in every way can it develop into a thriving country." Thus spake North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a nationally-televised New Year's Day address to the People and Nation as revived something of an annual custom which went by the wayside after "Eternal Leader" Kim Il Sung passed away in 1994, to be replaced by a Joint New Year's Editorial by the thre...
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Starting only once more

Posted by Iludium Phosdex on Wednesday, January 2, 2013,


00h UTC; WEDNESDAY, 2 JANUARY 2013: Reader, I should like to explain that the title of today's post happens to be the Engrishfied version (via TranslationParty.com, know) of the line "Another year over, and a new one's just begun" from "Merry Christmas (War is Over)" per John and Yoko Lennon. Be assured, all in all, that Your Correspondent intends to remain blogging for as much as his strength will suffer to permit.

In any event, the leadoff image (by way of the Facebook page for my favourite ...

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Therefore, we arrived in the New Year

Posted by Iludium Phosdex on Tuesday, January 1, 2013,
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00h UTC; TUESDAY, 1 JANUARY 2013: As the songwriter reminds us, "Another year over, and a new one's just begun." Make no mistake about it, boys and girls.

And beyond any Reasonable Doubt, The Blog That Am! promises to do its part to contribute to whatever may be occuring throughout with its own unique sui generis of comment and opine coming from One of The People Our Parents Warned Us About, as if thinking we could unwittingly spread "schizophrenic germs" through Teh Innerwebz's influence and...

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