I know: I said I wouldn't be back until the New Year began, but COVID and sheer boredom have conspired to make a liar of me.
Direct complaints to our new Galactic Hotline at 1-800-555-STFU.
Friday, December 31, 2021
I know: I said I wouldn't be back until the New Year began, but COVID and sheer boredom have conspired to make a liar of me.
Friday, December 24, 2021
Saturday, December 18, 2021
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Saturday, December 11, 2021
"I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them..." -- Thomas Jefferson
Thursday, December 9, 2021
"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself..." -- Leo Tolstoy
"Since there was nothing at all I was certain of, since I needed to be provided at every instant with a new confirmation of my existence, since nothing was in my very own, undoubted, sole possession, determined unequivocally only by me -- in sober truth a disinherited son -- naturally I became unsure even of the thing nearest to me, my own body..." - Franz Kafka, Letter to His Father
Thursday, December 2, 2021
"It is a scathing indictment of Modern America when one must consider the distinct possibility that our Vice President's finest oratory was most likely delivered in a seedy motel along a stretch of deserted interstate..." -- The Overlord
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
"You can no more use the words 'Joe Biden' and 'success' in the same sentence than one should associate 'turd' with 'lemon merengue pie'. Doing so neither enhances the virtues of one nor eliminates the deficiencies of the other by mere proximity..." -- The Overlord
Sunday, November 28, 2021
"Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you have was once among the things you only hoped for..." -- Epicurus
Friday, November 19, 2021
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Sunday, November 14, 2021
"...and I would have gotten away with it if it weren't for those meddling kids and their dog..." -- Every unmasked "Scooby-Doo" villain.
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Monday, November 8, 2021
"I'd like you to know there is a limit to the disgrace in the consciousness of one's own worthlessness and powerlessness beyond which a man cannot go, and after which he begins to feel a tremendous satisfaction in his own disgrace..." -- Fyodor Dostoyevsky, "The Idiot"
"Fyodor, allow me to introduce you to the Comments Section..." -- The Overlord
Saturday, November 6, 2021
Friday, October 29, 2021
"As a medical doctor, it is my duty to evaluate the situation with as much data as I can gather and as much expertise as I have to determine if the wish of the patient is medically justified..." -- Jack Kevorkian, M.D.
"For who could be taught the knowledge of experience from paper? Since paper has the property to produce lazy and sleepy people, who are haughty and learn to persuade themselves, and learn to fly without wings...Therefore, the most fundamental thing is to hasten to experience..." -- Paracelsus
Friday, October 22, 2021
"Nothing that results in human progress is achieved with unanimous consent. Those that are enlightened before the others are condemned to pursue that light in spite of the others..." -- Christopher Columbus
Monday, October 18, 2021
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Saturday, October 9, 2021
Monday, October 4, 2021
"Arrogance on the part of the meritorious is even more offensive to us than the arrogance of those without merit: for merit itself is offensive..." -- Friedrich Nietzsche
Friday, October 1, 2021
Saturday, September 25, 2021
"If you find yourself obsessing over your social status, you probably don't have one to begin with..." -- The Overlord.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
America lost a brilliant mind last evening when Angelo Codevilla was killed in a reported automobile accident.
The Overlord was a most-devoted fan. He was a giant of intellect and will be sorely missed.
Fortunately, the Internet means he will live forever. Here is what I consider his magnum opus.
Monday, September 20, 2021
Author's Note: Got a great big essay coming later this week. Today's screed is about the trials and tribulations of trying to buy things that don't exist, except as a photograph on a webpage.
Friday, September 10, 2021
The overlords have had a slight issue with the recent remnants of hurricane lda. Specifically, power issues which have destroyed my computer rig. So,while awaiting a replacement, I shall not be writing for another week, or so. This is because the overlords computer needs require custom built systems. I am writing this on a borrowed tablet, and it sucks monkey ass.
Sunday, September 5, 2021
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Thursday, August 26, 2021
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
From the comments on An Open Letter to Facebook:
"They haven't learned that the new, softer dictatorships do not make the same mistakes as the old ones when it comes to enforcing conformity and rigidity of thought and they have the technology to make that task much easier.
This isn't the fight to give up on. "
Lo and behold, Mr. Overlord -
this comment alone is worth to elaborate another post on!
Sunday, August 22, 2021
"Apparently, you can post "Death to America" with impunity. You can call for the elimination of the White Race. You can easily express your belief that all republicans and conservatives should die. You can even write how you would like to see a Senator or President of the United States assassinated, and Facebook will do nothing about it. You can lie about a pandemic. You can use Facebook apps to overthrow a government, as the Taliban just did, and Facebook will maintain a constant state of inertia. Make a statement about Afghans suffering what you believe they deserve, however, and suddenly, there's 'Community Standards'" -- The Overlord
Saturday, August 21, 2021
Thursday, August 19, 2021
"No dumb bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other, poor dumb bastard die for his country...". -- George S. Patton, "War As I Knew It"
"A good plan, executed violently, is better than a perfect plan executed at some indefinite time in the future...".George S. Patton, "War As I knew It"
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
"To each comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour..." -- Winston Churchill
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
"Yea and I beheld Sisyphus in strong torment, grasping a monstrous stone with both his hands. he was pressing thereat with hands and feet, and trying to roll the stone upward toward the brow of the hill. But oft as he was about to hurl it over the top, the weight would drive him back, so once again to the plain rolled the stone, the shameless thing. And he once more kept heaving and straining, and the sweat the while was pouring down his limbs, and the dust rose upwards from his head..." -- Homer, "The Odyssey", Book XI.
Sunday, August 15, 2021
Thursday, August 12, 2021
"Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point where he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself or others. And having no respect, he ceases to love..." -- Fyodor Dostoevsky, "The Brothers Karamazov"
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Saturday, August 7, 2021
Thursday, August 5, 2021
"To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists of holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture..." -- Thomas Paine, "The American Crisis"
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Saturday, July 31, 2021
Saturday, July 24, 2021
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Monday, July 12, 2021
Thursday, July 8, 2021
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Apologies for an extended absence. There has been much to do around the new Death Star in the last two weeks -- much of it to do with an annoying building superintendent who believes his lowly station grants him dictatorial powers and an HOA consisting mostly of brain-damaged monkeys with severe ADHD, a consequence of being Baby Boomers. I have fought the good fight, and won most of the battles, over petty regulations which exist in contradiction of the premise that "Hey, I pay to live here. Fuck off and mind your own business".
Friday, June 25, 2021
"Ours may be the first civilization destroyed, not by the power of our enemies, but by the ignorance of our teachers and the dangerous nonsense they are teaching our children. In an age of Artificial Intelligence, they are creating Artificial Stupidity..." -- Thomas Sowell
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
The move to the new-and-improved Death Star has been completed.
Friday, June 4, 2021
Author's Note: Blogging has been slow recently due to the need to relocate to a new Death Star. We should be finished moving next week, so I can't promise anything will be written in the next 7-10 days. In addition, I'm a bit under the weather -- I've discovered a growth at the back of my throat, which at present has doctors fairly certain ISN'T cancer, but no guarantees. Hopefully, all the test results come back negative and they can get their collective heads out of their asses and fix it soon.
If I'm incommunicado after this, now you know why.
Thursday, May 20, 2021
"The object of terrorism is terrorism. The object of oppression is oppression. The object of torture is torture. The object of murder is murder. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" -- George Orwell, "1984"
Monday, May 17, 2021
"I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people..." -- Sir Isaac Newton
Sunday, May 9, 2021
Sunday, May 2, 2021
Friday, April 30, 2021
Imagine, if you will, your Overlord dudded out in his best suit; jackboots shined to mirror-like perfection, polished helmet glistening in the midday sun, long black cloak immaculately turned out. He arrives at the White House to speak to Darth Bidiot, the Sith Lord of Confusion...
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
"The Government" is an amorphous blob of about 5 or 6 hundred faces that are the visible pustule that signifies the presence of the underlying disease, and literally millions of nameless, faceless, anonymous, nose-picking morons who only have a job because they managed to pass a watered-down civil service exam with a 62." -- The Overlord.
Sunday, April 25, 2021
The political left has a strange relationship with the word "Authenticity".
Generally speaking, when a Leftist refers to something as being "inauthentic" what they really mean is "This is the Real McCoy, however, admitting so makes me look stupid, so we'll just pretend otherwise".
Friday, April 23, 2021
"The problem with the unhinged leftist (is there any other kind?) is that he's always very keen to force others to do the things he wants them to do, but which he would never himself do in a million years...." -- The Overlord
Monday, April 19, 2021
"There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all..." -- Peter Drucker
Sunday, April 18, 2021
"Even your most-loyal customers always have a choice of where to take their business..." -- Marilyn Suttle, "Who's Your Gladys: How to Turn Even the Most Difficult Customer into Your Biggest Fan"
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Been busy packing up the Death Star and searching out more worlds ripe for conquest. Apologies for the interruption in the supply of snark this past week and for having no quote today.
Monday, April 5, 2021
Thursday, April 1, 2021
"Democracy and Socialism have nothing in common but one word, Equality. But notice the difference: while Democracy seeks Equality in Liberty, Socialism seeks Equality in restraint and servitude..." -- Alexis de Tocqueville.
Saturday, March 27, 2021
"The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn." -- Alvin Toffler
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Author's Note: Before I begin, I want to thank a bunch of folks for a very good week, traffic wise. The list may be short, but appears very distinguished, indeed...
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Karen: Have you gotten your COVID shot yet?
Me: No, but I identify as a vaccinated person.
Karen: What does that mean?
Me: It means I am a vaccinated person trapped inside an unvaccinated body.
Karen: That doesn't make sense!
Me: Don't you deny my truth! That's oppression! This space is supposed to be free of vaccine-ism.
Karen: But that's crazy...There's no such thing as vaccine-ism.
Me: Yes there is. That attitude of yours is a manifestation of Vaccine Supremacy, in fact.
Karen: What do you mean?
Me: Please stop calling me "You". Please use my preferred pronoun.
Karen: What's that?
Me: I prefer to be called "Vaccinaro" or "Vaccinari". Unless I'm also identifying as female that day, in which case the acceptable pronouns are "Vaccinara" and "Vaccinaria". You are also required, because "safety" and "diversity", to suspend your version of objective reality to accept my subjective version. Otherwise, you're my enemy.
Karen: Those aren't even real words! How can I ignore reality?
Me: Where do you work?
Karen: Why do you want to know?
Me: Because you're not validating my lived experience and refusing to use my stated, preferred pronouns. This gives me the right to call your boss and have you fired, and if I can get three people on Twitter to agree with me that's the beginning of a lawsuit. I'll ruin you, you Science Denier!
Karen: What Science?
Me: The Science that says I can be a Vaccinaro trapped inside a Non-Vaccinaro body. We Vaccinaro are a hated and oppressed minority, having to share the world with you filthy, elitist, colonialist Vaccinated. If I get 10 more likes on my Instagram and enough Chinese grant money the medical profession will put a page in the DSM-V just for us and the government will have to give us all sorts of benefits you oppressive Vaccinated can't have because Equity.
Karen: That has nothing to do with Science. Or Vaccinations.
Me: You're dangerously close to me gathering the other Vaccinari together to have a peaceful protest with bricks and Molotovs on your front lawn, Karen.
Karen: I'll just call the cops.
Me: You can't...you had them defunded.
Karen: All I asked is if you're vaccinated! Do we really have to have this argument?
Me: The question was offensive.
Karen: How was it offensive?
Me: See? You don't even know! Unconscious bias, that is! I swear I...just...can't...even...
Karen: I didn't mean to offend you. All I did was ask a question.
Me: You have no right to question me! I'm an oppressed minority. What's next? You going to gun me down in the street?
Karen: I wouldn't do that! I hate guns.
Me: So, you're a Gun-o-phobe, too? I love guns, so if you hate them then you must have a mental disorder called a "phobia". Everyone knows that. Anything I like that you hate indicates you're insane and a hater. Don't yuck my yum, Fash.
Karen; I just wanted to know if it was safe to be around you...erm...I mean Vaccinaro...I don't want to get sick.
Me: Oh, so only people who haven't had the shot can spread COVID? We're all diseased, is that what you're saying? Your biases are showing! You're a bigot! You FASCIST!
Karen: I am NOT a Fascist!
Me: Yes you are! You said only Vaccinari can give you COVID. You can catch it off a lamppost or a public toilet seat, you know.
Karen: No you can't!
Me: Yes you can! Dr. Fauci said so on MSNBC and he and they always tell the truth. Until either of them changes their minds without warning in which case whatever they say today that contradicts whatever they said yesterday is now the truth, and again, you are obliged to believe it because shut up.
Karen: I will not shut up. I have the right of Free Speech.
Me: I have unilaterally declared that your words are violence, Hate Speech, in fact, therefore, I have also unilaterally decided you cannot have Free Speech. Only oppressed Vaccinari can have Free Speech, because of the Legacy of COVID.
Karen: You're out of your mind; do you know that?
Me: Now you know how it feels, Snowflake.
Sunday, March 21, 2021
"I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls..." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr "I Have a Dream" speech.
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
"Hibernia (Ireland) is not worth the trouble of conquest...for it contains naught but whores, drunkards and thieves, and Rome has enough of these already..." -- Unknown Roman Senator
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Monday, March 8, 2021
Friday, March 5, 2021
"According to Mark 11:12-13, God's messengers were not the only ones who were incompetent. 'He [Jesus] was hungry. And on seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs'.
Imagine Jesus, the divine, holy, wisest of the wise not knowing that figs were out of season. Now allegedly Jesus could have performed a miracle and made figs magically appear, but preferred sour grapes, instead: Then he said to the tree 'May no one ever eat fruit from you again' (Mark 11:14)." --- G.M. Jackson, "The Jesus Delusion"
Monday, March 1, 2021
"Hubris is one of the great renewable resources..." -- P.J. O'Rourke
"If one sins against the laws of proportion and gives something too big to something too small to carry it -- too big sails to too small a ship, too big meals to too small a body, too big powers to too small a soul -- the result is bound to be a complete upset. In an outburst of hubris the overfed body will rush into sickness, while the jack-in-office will rush into the unrighteousness that hubris always brings..." -- Plato
Sunday, February 21, 2021
Friday, February 19, 2021
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Please forgive the lateness of this post, for the Overlord had 'puter problems -- both keyboard and monitor gave up the ghost, simultaneously -- and my attempts at bodging together older components, and the blatant lies told by UPS concerning the definition of "two-day delivery", kept me from my regularly-scheduled duties. Sometimes, even the Dark Side cannot overcome the power of What Brown Can Do
For To You. In the meantime, I also have to deal with this)
Friday, February 5, 2021
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Sunday, January 31, 2021
Thursday, January 28, 2021
"In a society dominated by the fact of commercial competition, money is necessarily the test of competition and wastefulness the sole criterion of power..." -- Upton Sinclair
Monday, January 25, 2021
Saturday, January 23, 2021
"The people who scream the loudest and most-frequently about racism, are, in fact, the real racists they are warning you about..." -- The Overlord
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
"But the chief penalty is to be governed by someone worse if a man will not himself hold office and rule ..." - Plato, "The Republic"
Thursday, January 14, 2021
On the subject of impeaching a President when he's already set to exit the scene in a week:
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Saturday, January 9, 2021
"If you had a million Shakespeares, could they write like a monkey?" -- Steven Wright
"Monkeys are superior to men in this: when a monkey looks in a mirror, he sees a monkey." -- Malcolm de Chazal
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
"For, having begun their building of the Tower of Babel without us, they will end in anthropophagy. And it is then that the beast will come crawling to us and lick our feet, and spatter them with tears of blood from it's eyes. And we shall sit upon the beast and raise the cup. And on it will be written "Mystery!"." -- Fyodor Dostoyesvsky, "The Brothers Karamazov"