Saturday, May 27, 2017

barney hamfist to the rescue!

Just this week a friend and I were talking about people who mess about with mechanical workings, while knowing zilch about such things as mechanics.

A common error made by Barney Hamfist is to ignore the idea that two mating surfaces should be drawn together while maintaining a relatively parallel bearing:  done by tightening fasteners incrementally, and evenly.  Flushness maintained.

If you don't follow that simple idea, you get this:

It's possible that LyNx's idea** is in play, but I think it much more likely the person installing the caliper tightened the front bolt 'til flush, then proceeded to reef the aft bolt, stressing the bridge between caliper body and mount boss.  The opposite sequence, flush on the aft bolt then reefing the fore bolt, could apply as well.

I've seen people break V-8 intake manifolds and exhaust manifold flanges with the Barney Hamfist method.

Don't be Barney Hamfist.  Respect the machinery!

--Charles F. Oxtrot, meatspace expert and online nothing.


** The idea being, rider is landing with a locked up rear brake, putting a rotational moment on the caliper's bridge.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

pivot? turn? corner?

Definitely enjoyed myself a few times in the past making fun of the guys at ...err... hang on while I avoid the mockery urge... VitalMTB.  Indeed I have.

I tell you, though, Spomer's doing a great job on the Podcasts.

If all marketing followed this model -- informative, personal, substantive -- the model's method of letting the audience see/hear/feel the interview subject's personal bias, and then letting that bias be the marketing spin needed to sell whatever:  it would win, forever.

People who think marketing is about sham, and has to be about sham and only sham -- just progressing the sham with slickness varieties sold in faddish waves -- they simply don't get it.  They've been hoodwinked by the leech caste, who sell cynical manipulation as the primary method of conducting commerce.

So by following faddish style-based, no-content, gloss-is-boss marketing strategies you basically shoot yourself in the foot with a sawed off shotgun held at about a 6" distance.

That's brilliant, really.  Especially if you consider yourself smart, or perhaps brainy and maybe even intelligent ( fuck?).

If you want informed enthusiasts rather than grown-into-the-sport-due-to-faddish-currency hodads, then follow this podcast model.

nb to Spomer:  try reading Mike Rose, The Mind at Work.

--Charles F. Oxtrot, who's worked "in the industry" in MTB and in alpine skiing, for longer than anyone at Vital or Pinkbike or NSMB or TGR or ridemonkey or Pugski.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

bridal emm tee bee

Hoo boy you can really count on Meatspace Nothings to use Online Honch, Posting-Wise status to convey their fakeness.

Look at Jeff Brines here.

This guy is a Meatspace Nothing, but he wants really badly to be an Online Expert, so he's blah-blah-blah-ing the fuck out of Bridal Emm Tee Bee discussions.


I'm very sure I could beat Jeff Brines in a DH race on a bike, and in a GS course on alpine ski gear, and I'm at least 20 years older than he is.

Clearly, however, I'm not an Online Expert.  So Jeff "wins" online because I don't pontificate at Bridal Emm Tee Bee with illogical pseudo-rationalizations stuffed to the schnozzola with cliche and "popular wisdom" which, in truth, is very unwise.

In this way, Jeff Brines is much like Jeff Popovich.

Online Hero.

Meatspace nothing.


Jeff Brines doesn't know ski gear or skiing.  What he knows is The Lingo, which was created by other Online Expert, Meatspace Nothings for the purpose of purveying Online Expertise to conceal their Meatspace Nothingness.

When Jeff Brines was practicing his Baruch atahs for his bar mitzvah, I was sharpening skis, mounting bindings, fitting boots, and running gates.

Jeff Brines didn't ski though the entire revolution of gear in the 1970s, which predated the "revolution" of the 2000s.

Jeff Brines was too busy being Jewish.

He arrived in athletics late, put 350% effort into it, and still remains a Meatspace Nothing.


Being a Jew, Brines finds it necessary to regurgitate the "accepted wisdom" (read:  Online Expertise shown by Meatspace Nothings) on the ski "revolution" of the 2000s.

The 00s "revolution" has "progressed" skiing, clearly.

Brines says so, and he's a wise Jew, even if Meatspace Nothing!

Treyf little faygeleh, he is.

--Charles F. Oxtrot, Meatspace Expert & Online Nothing.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

dingity dongity doo doo

cheep-cheep-cheep goes the little chicken

Finally pecking his way out of the safe embryonic enclosure we humbug humans know as The Eggshell, the strident and very very serious Chalupa-the-Chihuahua offers:

But I wake up this morning, and everyone but people on the Left like me and people on the Right that I despise (and who despise me) is giddy with war, with relief at Trump's belligerent normalcy.

Notice how the smug stuffed puppy praises himself for "seeing Trump's belligerent normalcy," and pats his own back for NEVER TRUMP!ing, as a stance, in the 2d half of CY 2016.

Let us ask him, "Jeffrey, whom would you prefer as POTUS right now?"

Professor Chomsky, of course!

Yes, because Chomsky's backers and Trump's backers and Hillary's backers and Bernito's backers and Romney's backers and Cheney's backers and Bush-pere-et-fils backers are all such different people with such radically divergent agendas!


How does one remain on "the Left" after one's mid-20s drew to a close?

Late bloomers, intellectually speaking, may need until mid-30s, but even if we grant that margin/buffer, we still have 2 decades of delusion to inquire about, where Chalupa's political "wisdom" is concerned.

I'm inclined to think it's because at age 14-15-16, Chalupa imagined himself "rebelling" from "authority" by being a Leftist, and remains in that rut some 40 years hence.

Naturally Leftist dogma is attractive to the teenaged nebbish who imagines himself More Sensitive than You, More Justice-Minded than You, More Worldly in My Empathies than You.

It's part of the teen posture:  Here's my uniform, see my clique alliance, know me as a Genius!


I don't care...don't care...did you see the drummer's hair?


Jeff, let's just cut to the chase:  you serve AIPAC/Mossad/ShinBet and the Divine rule of David, while imagining yourself a great seer and big-hearted saviour-via-art.

I hope you get a good stipend from Rahm Emanuel or Tamir Pardo.  There must be some reward of some nebulous credence for hobbling yourself for 4 decades that way.

--Harold Caidagh, product of schools similar to what produced Chalupa, but obviously better able to make use of what was on offer than our poor little chihuahua.  Why's that?

Friday, April 7, 2017

internet Expert, debunked

Hey, Jordie!

lookie here.

Our active roster member Mr Paul Behrer says, "Jordie's selling my observations as his own,"

and I agree.  I think Chet will too, once I point it out to him.

Break out the foul weather gear, rough seas ahead!

--Harold Caidagh, who's probably spent more time sailing than "doctor" or "professor" Peterson, and that time did include choppy water, whippy swirly wind, and turtled boats.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Greenwald Prototype, ver 2.0

Junior pulling a rabbit out of his hat here.

Beady-Eyes doesn't "break stories." 

Especially not ones that aren't new at all.  Susan Rice was compromised from Day 1.  What's the news here? 

This is like Beady-Eyes telling us Robert Rubin's Treasury Department may have actually been too closely tied to Citicorp, or something similar.


"Breaking news, water is two Hydrogen, one Oxygen!  Scientists have broken the code!"

If you hadn't let the public school system get dumbed down and turned into miniature prisons, where "learning" happens on TV and computer, derivative all the time but not teaching derivatives because that's why we have calculator apps....

If you hadn't assumed it's a public school so it's gotta be good, I know PS teachers they're so devoted to their kids!, only snobs send their kids to private schools -- which have no diversity anyway, only cretins send their kids to Catholic schools stuck in medieval mindsets, my public school looks really modern and it's really cool, the security protects my kids from creepers and paedos who stalk the neighborhood, I've seen them identified on the internet on a site that I totally trust 'cuz my friends Randy and Stephanie are really smart and they told me about it....

If you hadn't assumed quality of education was tied to amount spent on educational buildings, interior design, and technology-based learning, which therefore means you need bumped up tax rates which means you need to gentrify....

If you hadn't let all that happen, you wouldn't be conned by Junior or Beady-Eyes and the Beady-Eyes PR Avalanche.

--Paul Behrer, who seems to recall talking about Oh, Susanna Rice quite a few years ago, and can't figure out what Beady-Eyes "broke" or supposedly knows that's news.

Hillary-Us. Progress. Or something.

Research that goes back 2-3 years, promoting Lance Pysher MD as the Missoula/Bitterroot's great authority on all things MTB in the region, is wholly insubstantial.

I might suggest you contact someone I know.  Actually, 3-4 people I know.  People who know the history first-hand, who were riding and clearing trails in Rattlesnake Nat'l Rec Area and various Bitterroot and Sapphire Mtn range areas, exist in Missoula and you only have to ask around, asking among people who have lived & ridden in the region for at least 10-15 years.  This issue arose a long time before Lance Pysher moved to be Big Fish in Small Pond, med practice wise, and long before he promoted himself as the Authority on the subject.

One might ask how and why Pysher was the instigator of the lawsuit that has been filed, and why Pysher and his counsel have not contacted the people who know the history first-hand.  Good lawyers do a thorough job.  Average, and prone-to-lose lawyers, hear and see their client as the ultimate truth, and craft a highly biased story based upon that picture. 

I don't think Pysher or his attorney have the depth and breadth of knowledge that my friends possess, and they certainly don't have the experience.


Who this "Devon O'Neil" is, I can't fathom.  Apparently ol' Vernon Felton thinks he knows the region well enough to let the author "Devon" be the authority on the analysis, while derivatively letting Lance Pysher be the authority on the history, etc etc etc.


Lance Pysher has used social media to persuade people that he's some kind of outdoor hero.  He publicly takes credit for stuff that I and my friends have been doing for 15+ years, while Lance just started doing it 2-3 years ago.  Lance was gassing people in some urban hospital while I and my friends were building and clearing trails in the region, and battling with USFS personnel over trail access & construction & maintenance issues.

If you talk to Pysher, you get a rookie perspective pumped up by self-promotion leading to "I'm the Authority here!" arrogance.

You don't get even half the story.

Traveling and taking pictures with Pysher doesn't make the superficial non-history relevant or meaningful, either.


Felton can't bring himself to admit anyone here knows anything, because Felton is friends with The Legend of kidwoo, and The Legend has already told Felton a bunch of lies about me & my friends.

Without knowing any of us, he's done this.

Because I insulted him on the internet.

I insulted him 1x in comparison to his daily issuances of multiple insults, so I guess I deserved this defamation by The Legend.

Thanks, Legend.

Thanks, Vernon.

Thanks, "Devon."

Thanks, Lance.

Way to fuck it up for everyone, while making yourselves feel Superior.

Nice narcissism.

--Charles F. Oxtrot, who's built more trail mileage in the region than Lance Pysher, "Devon O'Neil," Kevin Bazar, or Vernon Felton.

oh it's that 6-headed dragon again!

Mickey Draco's attempt to paint this blog (with conspiratorial implication, and not because of its role as Hit Man Proper) as Mike Bloomberg's Mouthpiece will not stand.

Mickey, I can take you apart with a few well-placed opinion pieces.  You're not even respected outside Ms Li's low-tier outlet, which someone at this blog once named Eissy Aitch.  Nobody respects your views on anything, even if you do make shekels pitching them.

Black jacketed Nick Gillespie tried that same route previously and I didn't even have to do much at all to silence his absurd, rooted-in-a-Middle-Eastern-"ally" sales pitch.

I'm not in the mood to work on this today, Draco, but rest assured I have plenty in the arsenal to sustain both initial razing and sustained battery efforts.

Otherwise to the audience:  what they accuse you of, always, is what they are/are doing themselves.

Mike Bloomberg's interests and Mickey Draco's interests do not diverge when you actually move up the pipeline of shekel flow from that junction where, presently, they seem to be of disparate origin.

Monday, April 3, 2017

digging to China with a toothpick and a thimble

Whoa, Nellie!

You spasmodically concluded we're anti-Semites here, eh?

You didn't ever stop to ask yourself, "hey, do those knuckledragging misanthropic misogynist homophobic cis-het-patriarchal reactionaries at unsf ever hear total bullshit bigotry about other religions or ethnicities, from people who imagine themselves and preen and prance as enlightened humanists advancing global social progress?"


You couldn't.

Because in your world, some religions and ethnicities really are White Trash.


I don't suppose it's possible you're trying to elevate yourself with that negative attitude toward your chosen hated religion, ethnicity, or geographic region/municipal neighborhood... is it?


You also have not asked yourself, "hey, is it even remotely possible that the distinct homophobia I encounter at unsf has anything to do with someone's concern for long-term social strife, since topsy-turvy situations where 7% of the population control life for the other 93% don't seem too happy, docile, tranquil or --dare I say it-- indicia of social progress?  Didn't I understand bonobo monkeys to have advanced no further than fucking each other, as a culture?  Or do I think that is the pinnacle of a culture and we're improving if everyone overemphasizes sex and promiscuity and lust in our culture, even among children?  Have I convinced myself paedophilia is a good thing?"

Now that's a lot of questions, and I'm sure you don't want to get any of them wrong.  After all, that's your chosen method of proving your intellectual prowess:  Yes/No questions, True/False questions, trick multiple choice questions.

You certainly don't want to think paedophilia is a result of psychological fuckitude and can be worse in a promiscuous culture.  You'd rather think a paedo is someone you suspect of being "creepy" or whatever.  Get back to having your first bi- experience, don't let me interrupt.


I don't suppose you've allowed yourself to be twisted 'round & 'round by your popular culture vectors of choice, or anything.  I mean, if TeeVee shows that everyone knows are Really Good, Really Well Made, Great Backstory & I Care about the Characters and their Arc have assured me that everyone should be fucking everyone all the time and marriage is a stupid encumbrance and abortion is great birth control and it's a choice not a baby & a woman's choice at that, certainly I should just be ruled by my swollen highly vascularized sex organ/pleasure button.

Infidelity IS fidelity, bro.  Get with the times.

Broken hearts ain't near as bad a broken cock when fuckslut no 3 wants you to fuck her tonight and you just were at fuckslut no 2's and at lunch you had fuckslut no 1.  That's social progress.

Giving in to your earliest pubescent, raging-hormones urges is Adult, dude & dudette.  That's progress.  That's a forward-moving culture.

Hey, why are those 1%ers continuing to get rich?

Must be 'cuz we're not fucking often enough.

--Charles F. Oxtrot, long retired from thinking with his piss gun.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

if you don't know science, you don't get to "know" it by parroting a liar pseudo-scientist

Poor Crispy. So hobbled by his half-Jew parentage's Cultural Marxism heart-tattoo, he really can't bring himself to see that socialists, "union organizers," etc. are con artists. Lately, he links to "Mike Farrell," who apparently isn't the guy from MASH but wants to be, fame-wise, and "Farrell" is talking about coal mining country and what's up with the coal mining town people who voted for Trump. The angle pitched is, "hey Leftists, if you had a True Pure Leftist Donkey Candidate, nobody would vote for Trump."

To achieve this, "Farrell" tries to show that the poor, desperate coal mining people are forced to vote anti-environment because that's pro-employment. "Farrell" then sets up a strange scheme, where he wants badly for Americans to use solar, wind, water power. To this end, he cites huckster Bill Nye, who supposedly "explains" that burning fossil fuel is environmentally destructive. And his "proof" is one which will gull anyone who doesn't understand chemistry. Or supra-organismal biology, these days known as "ecology."

(parenthetical time)

(Ecology and Economics have the same greek root, oikos. Look that up, you pretentious ponce.)

(parenthetical is now over)


Nye, as he does so well, explains the science.


Bill Nye doesn't know science any more than your local 3d grader does. Same background, same bullshit "informing" it.

Yes, burning oil, coal or natural gas creates emissions.

But if you ACTUALLY knew chemistry, you'd know that "emissions" happen all around us, constantly, because the Earth is a living holistic organism (systemically speaking), made up of things additional to humans, and especially, things external to (and thus "externalities" to) Socialist-leaning Berniebros and Union Organizers.

Sadly, in the past, this particular folly of pseudo-scientific "understanding" (not getting the fact that chemical reactions occur all the time, yielding "emissions" gaseous, solid and liquid) was mocked by people who suggested Cow Fart Methane was a big problem.

That detour COULD HAVE been instructive, but instead it was used by "leftists" to suggest "reactionaries" were stupid because Cow Fart Methane is not proportional to gasoline, coal, oil, gas burning in engines used by humans.

What the "leftists" were doing was making the cow sacred, like Hindus, saying something roughly equivalent to this:  "cow is innocent farter, humans can choose to not burn fossil fuels, eh Comrade?"


The Earth's systemic nature means that if you steal wind for this "power generation" fantasy created by the minds of people like Isaac Asimov, Cultural Marxist-turned-scifi-writer, you also steal wind from creatures which rely upon wind.  You endanger them.  So much for the noble cow, comrade.

"Water power" deprives salmon of their habitat.  Watch the oceanic life negative cascades from eliminating salmon, comrade.

"Solar power" requires creation of solar collectors, which presently are a negative, resource wise, when it comes to expenditure (creating panels & their apparati) versus the "free power" sold by Cultural Marxists.  Folly Number 3, comrade.

At this point, Comrade says, "but technology will improve the solar power wastefulness."

No, it won't.

And Bill Nye's hagiographic shilling can't fix that.


Poor Comrade Farrell, poor demi-Comrade Crispy.

Fools think that the Jewish Sales Pitches about the Green Economy are real truth.

--Harold Caidagh, who knows more science than Crispy, Farrell or Nye.

Friday, March 31, 2017

behind the curve

A few years back (around 2002 or so), I had the idea, mostly sardonically sarcastic, but sincere in Market Appraisal terms, about creating an Outdoor Lifestyle website for Jews, where they could all pretend that Jews are not dorky non-athletes who are afraid of anything that isn't a paved city with lots of streetlights and police everywhere to protect your Eternal Victim weasel self.

The idea was to create a triangulated Online Version of Me, for Jews, for them to have a healthy outlet for their deceptive urges and their venomous accusations toward anyone who exposes the deceptions and the reality of the Dorky, Awkward, No-Coordination, No Athletic Accomplishments Jew.

I thought it would succeed, since Phillip Roth already had a fable about the ultimate Platinum Jew, who looked like a SoCal Surfer and had athleticism previously unknown to any member of the Chosen.


Every Jew I'd known as a kid and young man had shown this anxiety about being a dork without coordination. Instead of accepting their dorkiness and resigning themselves to a role like Official Stats Keeper, or Clock Monitor, or Guy who Paints the Field Lines pre-game, the Jew would spew hollow bragging about accomplishments never owned or made. When that failed, gigantic gaseous clouds of Sports Statistics, announced as Solid Proof of Factual Reality in a context where the stats didn't prove jack shit, was the next response.

The anxiety of Jews where the outdoors, and particularly being safe outdoors without Some Official Police-Thing to Keep Order Satisfactory to Nebbishy Neurotic Jews, was patent to me as early as 7 years of age. Perhaps I noticed it early because I was cursed with a S-B rating that began upwards from 145 points? I'd try to talk with my peers about it, but they, being sadly burdened with the "average" S-B of 85-90, had no clue about what I was saying.

Later, after my peers had some education and early teenage years experience behind them, I raised the topic again. But by this point, these 85-90 cluster folks had been gulled by the Talmudism of our Jewish peers, the 90-105 cluster whose parents rigorously grilled their progeny on Deceptive Double-Speak to Delude Goyim. By this point, my peers had also been exposed to kindergarten through 9th grade in the Montgomery County MD Public Schools system, including worship of Elie Wiesel & Anne Frank, a force-fed familiarization with Hannukah and the Holocaust, and a happy tally of days off school when Important Talmudic Calendar Events were in play. Their sycophancy had been ensured by the noble Public School System, and they, sadly, lacked the intellectual horsepower to see as much.


The problem for Jews, where outdoor activity is concerned, is that they are cowards. To a person.

If there was a scale of cowardice, Jews would be at the top. They'd be well established there, many steps up the rating above their nearest neighbors in Cowardice: young girls who weren't tomboys.

Instead of a history of Warrior Culture, Jews have a history of Lying Culture.

Instead of battle experience, they have hagiography.

Instead of physical coordination, they have lying enticements known presently as "marketing," where they write fables about themselves and other Jews, puffing up the experience to make it seem as though Jews really are athletic and self-sufficient in the outdoors.

Instead of the healthy surrogate for Warrior Culture -- athletic competition, either with self or others -- the Jew relies on Fable Telling about supposed athletic endeavor. Quite often, the endeavor described did not even happen. Other times, it happened, but obviously only with some constant emotional reassurance, and maybe some hugs and hand-holding, by a completely average Goyim, who shepherded the pitiful Jew throughout the experience.


So, as I was saying when I started, I had this idea some 15 years ago, about a Fake Outdoorsy Jew website.

Apparently, I wasn't really thinking much about what TGR really was.

Because that's what it is.

Fake Outdoorsy Jews, playing at "core Bro" accomplishment and "rep".

If they really were athletes, they wouldn't need to spray. They wouldn't need "stoke" to encourage them to be athletic.

Jews need "stoke" because they're cowards.

Jews think intermediate-skill-level accomplishments prove "expertise" if you can dress them up in the lingo of the hour.


Incidentally, the idea that Jewish Purveyance of Fraud in Athleticism exists in TGRland should not be read so narrowly as to assume it exists only there. You have to see it's obvious at pinkbike, at VitalMTB, at blister gear review, at NSMB.

Why do you think Mike Levy stole the ball from Radek Burkat and ran with it?

Because Mike's not an athlete, but wishes he were.

He's got words, he's got tattoos, and he's got the gear.

But he lacks the skill.

Lacks courage.

Lacks honesty.

Like all Jews.

--Hal Caidagh, celebrating AIPAC Week in DC

Thursday, March 30, 2017

poah widdew puppeh!

Sometimes, a BARK! is nowt but a message relayed by 2 oatmeal tins and some twine, listener doing his best to relay what speaker shouts into the other end of the apparatus.


And we see that banks create credit – which governments could create just as easily, along more socially and economically productive lines.

* * *

So we’re classical economists. Hyman Minsky was the main modern monetary theorist. Heterodox meant that he got his ideas largely from Marx. You can say classical political economy reached its logical conclusion with Marx.

The first bit, before the asterisk-ellipsis, is funny. It's a religious belief on display there, that "government" as some specious, formless idealized entity, would be any better than private entities.

But this is a ruse, please note that.

It's hiding something about what caused banks to be hated/feared/not respected by those whom they impoverish and ruin.

One might be better to look at banks and bankers and what are their motives and their own private religious beliefs, but we'll sidestep that through polysyllabic niche jargon (above, omitted via said ellipsis) and get to the real truth.  I provide it as a translation of the two ellipsis-severed statements:

We trust in Karl Marx's analysis, we believe him positively papal in his pronouncements, and we treat those scriptures he divinely authored as the Black Letter Canonical Law they deserve to become.

This, good readers of Ratchet Theory by Simulated Beavers and Pink Chipmunks Occasionally Transmogrifying into a Six-Headed Dragon, is the Ultimate Truth --

Marx was correct.

Please don't say, "Marx was right." He was never Right. Always, always, always Left. The very essence of it, in fact!


Try just a wee bit harder, Chalupa.

There's a good reason a lot of people don't think Govt gets it right when Govt has the authority/responsibility/power to control any aspect of human society.

Socialism and Marxism assume that a certain priest-like caste can determine what will be that Ultimate Noble Government's composition, framework, and power-exertion apparatus. They ask us non-Marxists and non-Socialists to trust them on that one. After all, these priest-like architects of Perfect, Noble Government know more than any of us.

That's what Hudson's pukepile tries to suggest.

Isn't that a whole lot of brambles and tar pits set up to protect Judaism's role in banking and Marxism?

Take off your ideological blinders and think about it, little pup.

--Hal Caidagh, son of Eire, child of the RC Church, foe of Judaism's principles and reluctant neighbor to, if not openly trusting of, Jews themselves.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

a real barrel of monkeys here!

Review - 2017 Norco Optic Carbon 29 from Vital MTB Test Sessions
Surviving Tucson's terrain shows that this one is trail capable, but it's a little more cross country than what is quickly becoming the norm.

I have to pity people who never can ride trails on anything steeper than 66 HA and 6" travel. Especially since everyone at TeeGeeAre, spankmonkey, BridalMTB tells us that mountain biking has "progressed" and actual trails that were not built to "flow" (BMX track emulation) standards are not "modern" and any fool jamoke can ride a "flow" trail on a road bike!

The evolution of BridalMTB to fast twin of fapBlister Queer's Review, in which image is sold before substance, has been a wonder to witness.

So to translate: if you don't know how to ride a bike, then the Norco Optic Carbon 29 will not make you feel like a winner when you encounter any trail outside the modern "flow" paradigm. You'll actually have to know how to ride a bike in varied terrain, and the good clowns at BridalMTB will do their damnedest to lobby for more modern "flow" trail conversion of all existing trails everywhere.

--C.F. Oxtrot, ancient athlete who rides a singlespeed cyclocross bike on his local trails without insult, injury, or pathetically slow pace. The latter means: yeah, I pass MTBs on descents, even "enduro" bikes. Because the "modern" enthusiast doesn't have any skill, he just has The Bike to Kill All Bikes.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Why does tweetavatar Omar Zaid exist?

Moreover, why the intermediary fake LJ Owisany?

Can't Paul Craig Roberts just talk?

I thought everyone who worked at Treasury in Reagan Admin made good coin.

Did Paul squander his?


The levels of psyop at work in social media would be staggering, if I didn't know about layers of moss that accumulate in advertisement.

For example, the whole Lange vs Mead schtick.

You mean to tell me there isn't moss covering both entities?

Old dorks, weaned on J Edgar Hoover's paranoia and dirt-holding, emboldened by Reagan's anti-Russian era, now made absurdly brave enough to imagine themselves, to a person, literal Davids ready to slay all non-Jewish people and non-Israel countries with one sling and rock, one toss, ASAP.

You think they're only on the south/SW/west side of the Potomac?

I think you look at the hue of the rock, and miss all kinds of moss accumulating on it.


If someone's pointing your attention away from Odenton, then Odenton's probably where the moss is most transparent, and/or most close in hue to the stone on which it's grown.

Don't be a dipshit.

Moss is everywhere in US Govt.


How does it feel to have supported Trump, not just because he wasn't Hillary Clinton (or Bernie Sanders or Jill Stein or that gay dude who ran as a Silent T Magazine's Official Chad to be Punched), but because you believed him when he said nationalistic things?

You didn't look into his work history, did you?

You think a not-too-bright guy can compete with Seis Puntas sharks in NYC and NYC Metro Region commercial RE Devt?

A bright guy can.

A dim guy can't.

A dim guy assimilates.  Two faces.

Enantiomer to the Mikey Chertoffs of the world, almost.


Every time, you can ping the psy-op with a simple test.  Ultimately, does the "piece" or factoid or conclusion always give you This or That, with clear demonization of That, and a couple of awkward silences surrounding certain aspects of This?

You just got mindfucked.

Don't feel bad.

Chalupa's been mindfucked for 40something years, and he's not dead yet, so you can always go hang with him at Chateau Crie-du-Chat and listen to the baleful, woe-laden tales of how devastating it was to learn (1) that the Democrats aren't actually aiming to implement USSR styled socialist valhalla, (2) that Bernie Sanders has been a con artist for 60+ years, (3) that Obama wasn't Hope & Change even if he was First Black President=proof of Post-Racism, or (4) that despite what you've believed for nearly all of your 56 years, it's not the Catholic Church that causes bigotry, misogyny, homophobia, or any other problem you've lain sloppily at its feet.

Getting past this stewing delusion will take Chalupa at least 10 years, so you and he can bore each other with crying-jag-interrupted soliloquies about how you both were absolutely certain it was the Republicans preventing progress, mostly because the GOP is Christian and Corporate.

Maybe at some point in that decade of tears, one or both of you may just wise up as to what, and whom, are at fault here.

You won't have to try too hard. 

Really -- it's almost like you have to simply flip things 180 deg and you'll see reality with a new pair of eyes.

I'd suggest starting with asking why your public schools in Montgomery County MD had Jewish holidays off school, but not Christian ones.

Or why you learned about the Holocaust, but not the Holodomor.

Or why you read Anne Frank and/or Elie Wiesel, but not Alexander Solzhenitsyn.

--Harold Caidagh, who needs corrective lenses and has for many years, but was seeing things very clearly well before that and "grokked" this shit when you were still trying to decide whether you should major in English Lit or Poetry.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

chumpus rex

Haw haw haw.

Hee hee hee.

Ho ho ho.

Heh heh heh.

Yuk yuk yuk.

...futt the wukk?

Here's one of Moe Sahdi's boys, a'ghostin' if'n he wuz a Krayzee Krysschen Ryte Wingah.

Poor little Shlomo, trying to be Angry Jethro.

At least he's not as desperately pass-agg as to paint swastikas on his own house.

But that's not saying much.  As an inbred, beady/close-eyed Eternal Paranoid Lying Projector, he's perfectly familiar with passive aggression.

I oughta know.  Used to be one myself.

--H.M. Lohmann