Becky and I were sick through the holidays, and got well just in time for her surprise birthday trip to New Orleans late last week. (Courtesy of the Greatest Husband in the History of Monogamous Romantic Love, naturally.) There’ll be more on that later.
While we were gone, I guess the greater Tampa Bay Area continued on exactly as it has and will, including the incident of a pellet gun-wielding sub-moron who mistakenly hate-crimed a non-Muslim outside a Walmart.
That the victim was armed with a real gun, and chose not to blow the sub-moronic attacker away, is a sainthood-qualifying miracle here in Florida.
(story via Gawker)
“Accepting responsibility is tough; so tough that our culture is built around avoiding it. Were ‘Mom’ to entertain the idea that her 14-year-old son was the kind of fuckup that could be responsible for this mess, ‘Mom’ might have to look at the possibility that ‘Mom’ really kind of sucks at being a ‘Mom.’”
The rest is here. It isn’t pretty.
Aliens Might Not Be Friendly – Telegraph UK According to a real British astronomer who apparently thinks way too much about things that only fake scientists are supposed to, extraterrestrials may not be as advanced and benevolent as we hope. Somewhere, a planet full of beings that consider themselves advanced and benevolent are thinking that same shit about us.