Nabuquduriuzhur Free

Recent Comments

  1. about 17 hours ago on Wizard of Id

    Just had a ridiculous thought about Turnkey explaining how the 6 simple tools are used in torture equipment. It’s like something Monty Python would do: “here in the rack, you have the wheel and the lever…”

  2. about 17 hours ago on Wizard of Id

    What’s really interesting is that an investigation was made back through various church records and the inquisition almost never used torture. Because other prisons were so bad, people would deliberately blaspheme in order to get into an inquisition prison.

    It’s all part of the rumor mills that catholics and protestants fired off at each other. The Hussites, who believed in the Bible as the authority for Christianity, were demonized by the catholics. The term “Bohemian” still exists today to denote a lifestyle like 1920s Berlin or Paris, despite the Czechs being a very cultured, self-disciplined, and educated people traditionally. We still don’t know if Romanian Vlad the Impaler actually did any of the things he was accused of as it was normal for enemies to spread rumors.

  3. about 17 hours ago on U.S. Acres

    That’s one incredibly tough shell.

  4. about 18 hours ago on Buni

    The Battle of Rockpaperscissors…

  5. about 18 hours ago on Brewster Rockit

    They freak out at the thought of popcorn.

  6. about 18 hours ago on Dark Side of the Horse

    Omelets beat eggs.

  7. about 19 hours ago on Broom Hilda

    When I worked in retail, it really didn’t matter which gender one was talking about. Some men and some women would waste immense amounts of time shopping and most would have a list and get what they needed. What was striking was that both types gathered about the same amount of information about products. One would read a label in a few seconds and another might waste a minute.

    It came down to people shopping to buy what they needed and people who shopped as recreation.

  8. about 19 hours ago on Back to B.C.

    For some reason that reminded me of how around 1990, the Japanese businessmen were told to shout and scream when they knew they were wrong. Never made sense to me, but a lot of bosses in this country are that way without any of the business school mistraining like that.

  9. about 19 hours ago on B.C.

    It’s rather a schism between parties, actually.

    The Democrat Party receives what amounts to free advertising from the media they own and they own most TV, radio, and newspapers, as well as Google, Facebook, and Twitter. That means they can campaign a lot less than their contemporaries in other parties (Republican, Libertarian, Constitutional, etc.) and raise a lot less money and still get their message across. An example is the extremely lackluster campaign by Hillary Clinton. I’ve never seen a less active campaigner for President in my life. (Bob Dole’s campaign was almost as lazy.) She just assumed the media would get it done for her.

    The other parties have to raise far more funds and have much more active campaigns to get their message out.

    That is where the Republicans, despite being the absolute majority of the populace, have difficulty. They have to raise a lot more money for each campaign in order to advertise and have to keep campaigning almost continuously because of how they are portrayed by a media hostile to them. Most of them would just like to get their work done and not have to deal with the garbage.

  10. about 19 hours ago on B.C.

    That is the chief complaint of congressmen. The two years means they have to constantly campaign and raise funds, instead of getting things done.

    I’d like to see a change to 7 years in both congress and senate, with only one term in each allowed. That would all but eliminate the seniority system and the little empires that long-time senators and congressmen accumulate. The same for judges. No more lawbreaking being protected by lifetime terms.