A second post today, because there's too much fucktard floating around out there and someone needs to jump up and down pointing at it...
Friday, May 27, 2022
"Bureaucracy destroys initiative. There is little that bureaucrats hate more than innovation, especially innovation that produces better results than the old routines. Improvements always make those at the top of the heap look inept. Who enjoys looking inept?" -- Frank Herbert, "Heretics of Dune"
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
"We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men..." -- George Orwell
Monday, May 23, 2022
The Overlord and his trusty sidekick are now available on a podcast!
The Idiot's Perspective (the episode is entitled "Just Foolin') is now available, for free, on Anchor and Spotify. At present, we have but a single test episode available, but would appreciate reviews, criticism, complaints, suggestions, kvetches, bitching, analysis, and comments.
Tell us what works, what sucks, what you would like to hear us talk about, how sexy my New York accent is, it's all good. Be brutal and send responses to firstname.lastname@example.org, please.
There's two more episodes planned for next week.
We would dearly appreciate your feedback!
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Sunday, May 15, 2022
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity at some point satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likely to make a Hell of Earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be "cured" against one's own will and to be cured of states we do not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles and domestic animals..." -- C.S. Lewis, "God in the Dock; Essays on Theology"
Friday, May 13, 2022
A "graduate" is merely someone who spent an enormous amount of money to faithfully regurgitate whatever a professor -- who has probably never done whatever it is they teach for real or profit -- has been serving for the last 20 years.
Here's how stupid "a graduate" is:
You went to an institution that is a by-product of capitalism, on borrowed funds that are also the by-product of capitalism, to be indoctrinated by socialists who are paid with the by-products of capitalism, so that you could emerge uniquely unqualified for anything that capitalism finds useful and buried under a mountain of debt.
But nice piece of paper ya got there, Sonny. -- The Overlord
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Monday, May 9, 2022
"Often, the pretexts for starting a war are not real shortages of land, food or fuel, but rather perceptions -- like fear, honor and perceived self-interest..." -- Victor Davis Hanson
Saturday, May 7, 2022
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Monday, May 2, 2022
"Where there is no alternative, there is no problem..." -- James Burnham
"There is no one force, no group, and no class that is the preserver of liberty. Liberty is preserved by those who are against the existing chief power. Oppositions which do not express genuine social forces are as trivial, in relation to entrenched power, as the old court jesters..." -- James Burnham, "The Machiavellians"
Saturday, April 30, 2022
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
"Unfortunately in this world of ours, each person views things through a certain medium, which prevents his seeing them through the eyes of others..." - Alexandre Dumas, "The Count of Monte Cristo"
"Electricity is really just organized lightning..." -- George Carlin
Friday, April 15, 2022
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
"Congresspersons are too busy raising campaign money to read the tax laws they pass. The laws are written by staff tax nerds who can put pretty much any wording they want in there. I bet that if you actually read the entire vastness of the U.S. Tax Code, you'd find at least one sex scene..." -- Dave Barry
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
"The popular element feels but does not always know or understand; the intellectual element "knows" but does not always understand and in particular does not always feel..." -- Antonio Gramsci
Monday, April 4, 2022
Just a few tidbits that will keep you updated on this particular corner of the galaxy...
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Sunday, March 27, 2022
"If you had a million years to do it in, you couldn't rub out even half of the "fuck you" signs in the world. It is impossible." -- J.D. Salinger, "Catcher in the Rye"
Friday, March 25, 2022
"1. A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction allow a human being to be harmed.
2. A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such an order would conflict with The First Law.
3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws..." -- Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics, "Runaround"
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
"I don't suffer fools, and I like to see fools suffer..." - Florence King
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Monday, March 21, 2022
"Stupid people are asked for their opinions all the time, and quite frequently, their ideas are taken seriously. On a wide variety of topics, ranging from who should win American Idol, to who should run the country, to what we should do when confronted by a Chinese Superbug that has escaped and almost-exclusively started killing people who already had one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel. Take a good, objective look at the world you presently live in: Does it appear that asking stupid people what they think -- and then acting upon their opinions -- has worked out very well?" -- The Overlord
Friday, March 18, 2022
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Monday, March 7, 2022
"I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted..." -- Alan Turing. "Computing Machinery and Intelligence"
Thursday, March 3, 2022
"The fact that the stupid person is often stubborn must not blind us to the fact that he is not independent. In conversation with him, one virtually feels that one is dealing not at all with him as a person, but with slogans, catchwords, and the like that have taken possession of him. He is under a spell, blinded, misused, and abused in his very being. Having thus become a mindless tool, the stupid person will also be capable of any evil and at the same time incapable of seeing that it is evil. This is where the danger of diabolical misuse lurks, for it is this that can once and for all destroy all human beings..." -- Dietrich Boehnhoffer, "Letters and Papers From Prison"
Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
"At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child -- miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless. Liberalism is a philosophy of spoiled brats" -- P.J. O'Rourke, "Give War a Chance"
Thursday, February 17, 2022
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Friday, February 11, 2022
"This work was strictly voluntary, but any animal who absented himself from it would have his rations reduced by half..." -- George Orwell, "Animal Farm"
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
The Overlord is a bit ill these days -- not COVID -- and needs some time to see a few doctors and find out what's what.
I'll probably know more by the weekend.
I don't think it's all anything serious, but some strange stuff has been happening to my body as of late -- I've written about the cancer scare this past summer -- and I really need a thorough once-over.
Thanks for your patience.
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
"I will not give a lethal drug to anyone if I am asked, nor will I advise such a plan; and similarly, I will not give a woman a pessary to cause an abortion..." -- The Hippocratic Oath
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Saturday, January 22, 2022
"One sometimes gets the impression that the mere words 'Socialism' and 'Communism' draw towards them with magnetic force every fruit juice drinker, nudist, sandal-wearer, sex-maniac, Quaker, 'Natural Cure' quack, pacifist and feminist in England. The Food Crank is by definition a person willing to cut himself off from human society in hopes of adding five years to his carcase; that is, a person out of touch with common humanity ..." -- George Orwell, 'The Road to Wigan Pier"
Friday, January 14, 2022
"I, for one, welcome this conflict the Left keeps insisting is coming. It will be over very quickly. The Straight White Males own the majority of the guns, money and means of production, while The Other Side is a collection of four thousand self-interested, mutually-exclusive, functionally-illiterate identity groups, that are often confused by their own genitals." -- The Overlord
Sunday, January 9, 2022
I was going to post some important information for the middle-aged woman this past week, but Julie Burchill stole some of my thunder. I will save my dating tips for the middle-aged female for another time.