With Regard to the New Doctor

Those of you who have a problem with the Doctor being a woman: GROW THE FUCK UP.  This is the 21st century.  There is no reason a woman can’t be brilliant and supremely confident, and that is so profoundly healthy for science fiction.

I have always had a rule: all new Doctors get two years to make the role their own.  This casting changes nothing.

I can’t wait to see what she and Chibnall do with it.

If the current White House mess isn’t the definition of fucked up…

…then Nixon was innocent and Dubya knew what he was doing.

Hint:  Nixon wasn’t, and Dubya didn’t.

So let me get this right

Here’s one thing I’ve heard from Trumpies — that voting for him was okay because he couldn’t possibly really believe all the things he said.

So.  You voted for Trump hoping he was a liar, but wouldn’t vote for Hillary because… you think she’s a liar.

Fuck you.

Happy Centenary

On Tuesday the 12th, children’s author Beverly Cleary turns 100.  I remember reading her Henry Huggins and Ramona the Pest books when I was four or five; I still remember fair chunks of them — Henry trying to get his dog on the city bus, Ramona thinking ‘a quarter past eight’ was 8:25, since a quarter is 25¢ — and I hope they’re still in print.  They were well written, funny, and maybe more to the point relevant: certainly I knew kids like those in her books.

No doubt they’d seem old-fashioned by now, but there’s nothing wrong with that.  We really did used to go outside and play before there were iPads and PlayStations.  I can highly recommend it.

Because she made me do it.

What the hell, I haven’t memed in ages.  Schnarfed from Az:

I am in high school
I am in college/university
I’ve graduated college/university
I like my job
I’ve worked a job I’ve hated
I’ve never had a job
I am shorter than 5’5
I wear glasses
I have a tattoo
I have more than one tattoo
I don’t have tattoos but I want some
I’m vegetarian
I have allergies
I’m self-conscious about my body
I’m sarcastic when annoyed
I’m shy (for which I try to cover with humor)
I’ve been called over-emotional
I have a strange sense of humour

I’m atheist
I have red hair
I have blonde hair
I dye my hair regularly
I wear a piece of jewelry at all times (never, not even a wristwatch)
I am an only child
I have more than three siblings
I have a niece (two)
I have a nephew
I’ve failed a class
I couldn’t choose a favourite song

I can play an instrument (more than one)
I can speak two or more languages (sorta, and I can read about five or six)
I’ve hugged someone in the last 24 hours
I’ve kissed someone in the last 24 hours
I have a best friend
I’ve known my best friend for more than 10 years
I have met a friend from the internet (hell, I’ve met a partner on the internet)
I’ve kissed someone of the same sex
I’m in/have been in a long distance relationship

I’ve had a one night stand
I’ve had sex in the past month
I’ve been dumped more than I’ve dumped someone
I’ve cheated on someone
I’ve met someone famous
I’ve been out of my home country

I’ve broken a bone
I’ve spent more than six hours straight online (pff!  Six?  Amateurs!)
I’ve done volunteer work
I’ve won a prize at school
I have friends who are married
I have friends who have children of their own
I have been in a wedding party

I’ve ridden in a limousine
I am a morning person (much to my shock)
I am a night owl
I like anime
I like Disney movies
I like comedies more than action films
I like action films more than comedies
I always order dessert
I hate fast food
I can’t cook
I enjoy puns
I enjoy being alone

I read for pleasure
I don’t play video games
I believe in ghosts
I believe in aliens (but not that they’ve been here)
I enjoy conspiracy theories (and think they’re all bullshit)
I’ve been somewhere considered ‘haunted’
I’ve stayed up all night for no reason
I’ve had a Skype call with more than four people
I can’t keep secrets
I’m good with children (odd, considering where I work)
I’ve cheated on a test
I’ve watched an entire season of something in one day
I am wearing something green right now
I am wearing something yellow right now
I am wearing something purple right now
I’ve never tried alcohol
I’ve had alcohol while underage
I’ve played a drinking game

I’m scared of snakes
I’m scared of heights
I’m scared of spiders
I’m scared of clowns
I collect stamps
I collect comic books
I keep old bus/train tickets
I have more than three keyrings on my keys (I have three exactly)
I don’t know the words to my national anthem
I’ve been to a professional sports game
I’ve had my hair cut in the past month
I’ve cosplayed
I can’t swallow pills
I miss someone right now

I am very happy with my choices

I can’t imagine any of the Repubs handling these questions with the same ease and humor.



It’s been 15 years, the long national nightmare is over…



At least three new episodes of MST3K are going to be made!

Ten years already? Wow.

That’s how long it’s been since my last cigarette.

Can I have a “Woot!”?

Can’t handle any more good news, but sure, bring it!

Okay, between the Philae waking up and the New Horizons mission and the new job and a whole bunch of other things, I thought that pretty well should handle my quota for good news this summer.

Nope, here’s a goodie for everyone: Bloom County is back!  And, weirdly, providing the first good reason I’ve ever seen to visit Facebook…

What’s new around here?

Not much.  I’m just permanently employed for the first time in five years.  Can I have a “WOOHOO!”?