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Stop For Pedestrians
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I am usually helping older folks across my busy street. This was a big burly tattoo & piercings man, but with a daughter in tow, he wasn’t acting the fearless force of nature these sorts tend towards, but the bear had a cub. They were off the curb, in the sidewalk properly, but not moving forward. Cars sped by without slowing. I GET SO MAD! pedestrians have the right-of-way. I spotted a good break between cars, and strode out to the center of the road and stopped there. The one car, more than half a block away, had plenty of time and room to stop, but scarcely slowed before slamming the brakes, as if absolutely incredulous I was actually going to enforce this stupid law. The cars coming the other way did a better job at crossingwalk etiquette.
The man & child crossed timidly, and as he passed, he asked me, “Aren’t you afraid to get hit?” I said, “No.”

Not at all.
If I get hit, I am going straight through the windshield at that driver & dragging him to Hell with me as I go. Or, this is the contempt & rage that boils in my heart, and the sentiment is not lost on those drivers whose time I waste & brakes I test.

Stop for pedestrians.


The Disturbing Evolution of Lock Her Up

Talking to Twitter Abusers

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Remembering how good it felt to be talked to as a human when I was a wee thing, I talk nonsense noises only to animals.

There was one time, I was sitting in a park with some friend's cousin, and her baby. I was sorta playing with the baby, showing him picnic table debris (sticks, leaves) and explaining about what they were, where they came from, and how I knew that. Sometimes I would offer him a thing to hold, but only, I solemnly explained, if he did NOT put it in his mouth. Being like a year, eighteen months, or whatever, of course he was all but helplessly compelled to put things in his mouth. It is fun to watch the gears grinding, as the baby T R I E S to resist the instinctual temptation. So then as he started to move the thing towards the drool-hole, I plucked it from his hand & started showing him something new. It's a dumb game to play with babies, yeah. But it kills the time while the other adults are talking about people I don't even know, whatever.
Eventually, the friend's cousin turns to me and says, "I don't know why you talk to him like that, it's not like he understands you."
I smiled at her big and kindly, and said, "He probably understands more than you think."
The baby looked at me, and looked at her, and he looked at me for a long time. It is difficult to read the thoughts a big blank drooling baby face, sometimes - but it seemed very much that he understood that exchange pretty well.

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      In the past ten years, SCIENCE found that there are At Least two (2) types of bisexuals! Emerging sciences is always so exciting. Fifteen years ago, when they developed a method for identifying and quantifying attraction & found the first type (unresponsive to either male or female pheromones), I was fairly certain they were incorrect in the assertion that "this is what makes some people bisexual". So, when the researchers announced that further studies had identified this second type (responsive to both female and male pheormones), I was delighted (and my personal experience validated... by Science).

i really do care, don't you?
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Mediaeval Theocracy

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Mississippi River Ribbon Map

This Is America

Dirty Computer

The Real Horror of "Handmaids"

Allergy Explosion

3 8
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Mystery benefactor returns sacred pipe tied to U.S.-Dakota war

A happy (?) ending to the controversial sale. [LISTING]

Indian Pipe.
Made by a Sioux Chief "White-Dog"-
who was living at Mankato Minnesota
in 1862. - It was presented - as a peace
offering to [ien] King by the Chief
while a prisoner in his[....]

Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars, 1861-1865
Volume 1, page 249
"Battle of Redwood" mentions Chief White Dog

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Alacranes - عقرب al'aqráb - Los ESCORPIONES
As found in : Arrecife Alacranes "Scorpion Reef"

Actually, We Don't Owe You Sex

The Science of (Sexual) Frustration
Robin Hanson Might Be America's Creepiest Economics Professor

she doesn't make conversation on her own
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      I have long enjoyed reading Apocrypha.
      It all seems so biblical - and was intended so, but why did it ultimately land on the cutting room floor? there is still so much to learn. I love it all.

      I understand that some people have a "mama bear" attitude toward their friends, and that's fine, admirable in a way - but some of those friends are shitty, and these people don't know that about their "friends" - all they know is someone's face and name, and have known these superficial things for some sufficient length of time.... and that's fine. I don't care THAT much, I'm already gone.

      Some people - I wonder. Did I roll up a Charisma of 2 in my Stats for this life? Some people are really bothered that I am a grouchy old man who looks like a little girl-child. I have been told by people (who are sensitive to such things) that I don't have an aura. It doesn't happen often, but some people Do Not Like the pemgu, and that's just how it is.

      Sometimes I am a jerk, though.
      Persons to whom I am a jerk get a free pass on disliking me, because.
      There was a guy in line at the bank, doing a Loud phone call, for a Long time. When he finally hung up, he apologized quietly to the man in front of him. I told him he should apologize louder, to all the rest of us, too. I got a few chuckles from other people in line, but he pointedly ignored me.


Famtastic Lomgbois amd Where to Fimd Them
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There is a semi-wholesome group on the FB, where there is a FORBIDDEM LETTER and it is cute to see erryone typoing without it.

How the Patriarchy Stole Friday the 13th