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Archive for January, 2013

Quote of the Day

Sunday, January 27th, 2013


“Assault weapons… are a new topic. The weapons’ menacing looks, coupled with the public’s confusion over fully-automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons — anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun — can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons.”

–   “Assault Weapons: Analysis, New Research and Legislation” Josh Sugarmann, March 1989

Friday B-Movie Pick: Awsomest Maximus

Friday, January 25th, 2013

National Lampoon’s The Legend of Awesomest Maximus

National Lampoon is back in the spoofing biz.  In this one they take on Troy, The 300Gladiator and a bit of Braveheart thrown in for flavor.  They go for the cheap gag line every chance they get, which is what makes this spoof awesome!  Plus they cracked open the piggy bank for the budget and sprang for topless actresses.  So there is plenty of scantly clad, bare breasted, hot young blonde women in the film.  This isn’t a beer and pretzels movie, it’s a six pack and ribs movie.  They had fun making this movie, and you should relax and enjoy watching it.

Friday B-Movie Archive


Quote of the Day

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

“Whether you like it or not, gun rights are civil  rights.  If you are against gun rights, then you are in the same pack as the Klan and the communists, and are as likely to vote to shut down churches and newspapers as you are to license and register guns.”

— Guy Smith

Monday Book Pick: Area 51

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Area 51 by Bob Mayer

The first is a series of ten books (currently). I’ve just read this one, the series intro, and found it fast paced and fun. Now I enjoy a good conspiracy as much as the next person, perhaps more, and this book is based on the infamous Area 51, and throws in Pyramids, the Nazi obsession with the occult, and Ancient Astronauts! A good adventure pulp novel. Looking forward to the rest of the series.

Monday Book Pick Archive

Friday B-Movie Pick: My Young Auntie

Friday, January 18th, 2013

My Young Auntie

Going with another 1970s era Shaw Brothers Kung Fu classic. My Young Auntie is the story of a young martial arts student who marries her dying Master, at his request, in order to keep his fortune out of the hands of his evil younger brother. She delivers the will and deeds to her new nephew, who happens to have a son about her age. He is going to college in Hong Kong and returns in time to join in the fun. Interesting mix of East meets West, with the college students’ love of all things western (fancy dress, dancing, music, European saber fencing,…) being introduced to the new Auntie, who is a bit old fashioned. This gives the film conflict on two levels. The first being between the Third (and only surviving) Uncle and the rest of the family over the deceased Master’s fortune, and the second being the culture clash between old fashioned, yet young, second aunt, and her great nephew (who is about the same age as her) and his college friends. It’s the Shaw Brothers, so the fight sequences are great. This film also has singing, dancing and more than its share of humor.

Friday B-Movie Pick Archive

He’s not bluffing

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013



He’s not bluffing people.  Remember what he said October 30, 2008: “…we are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”

This may not be the change you were hoping for, but it is the change a bunch of moonbats and the woefully ignorant voted for.

Let’s not forget this quote from Valerie Jarrett, the woman who tells Obama how many times he can shake his dick after he pees.


In case you missed it, what she said was, “”It is important that President-elect Obama is prepared to really take power and be ready to rule day one.”

Not govern, not lead, but rule.  Welcome to the “enlightened” second term of our Dear Leader, where he will continue to avoid dealing with the economy, or congress, and implement his vision through executive orders and oppressive regulations.

Quote of the Day

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

We’re $16+ trillion in debt, no federal budget in nearly four years, $1+ trillion deficits each of the last five years – and a president who says “We don’t have a spending problem.”

— Seton Motley

Quote of the Day

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

“Strike anyone else funny that Eric Holder is in group suggesting we do a better job of tracking guns?”

— Dave Ramsey

Monday Book Pick: Super Freakonomics

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Super Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and SStephen J. Dubner

The Rogue Economists are back. This one is as fun as the first one. They tackle a wide range of issues, including:

  • Why walking drunk as, if not more, dangerous than driving drunk
  • This history of the economics of prostitution in the US, and a look at the low and high ends of modern prositution in the US.
  • Why the solutions to global climate change a group of really smart people came up with are so different than the solutions Algore wants.

Oh, there is more, those are just a sample. Here is one data point that shouldn’t suprise you, a “low end” prostitute in Chicago is much more likely to have sex with a Chicago police officer than be arrested by Chicago police officer.

Monday Book Pick Archive

Another reason to not spend time on Facebook

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Leo Leporte reports that Facebook has added a new “Feature”.  Automatically uploading your mobile device photos to Facebook.

That’s right, all your photos, straight to Facebook.

If you were paying attention to the “user agreement”, Facebook reserves the right to use everything you load on it, including pictures, anyway they see fit.

That Facebook gets the right to use your stuff is nothing new.  Been that way since just about Day One, if not before.

Here is a basic rule of the Internet you Coppertops need to understand.

If you aren’t paying for the service, you are the product.

Originally posted at Urbin Technology