Nuggets of Wisdom

Monday, March 2, 2015

Daily Pony: Moonshower

Not sure if I should mark this as NSFW. Ponies don’t normally wear clothes, so they’re technically not naked when they take a shower. So would that mean they wouldn’t be embarrassed if somepony stepped in on them while they were taking one?

Aw, I’m overthinking this! It’s Luna taking a shower! Need I say more? It as glorious as it sounds. Just watch and bask in her glory:

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Looks Like Another Game Of Statist Bingo!

Is it a day that ends with ‘y’? Then it seems that AlterNet has published another anti-libertarian screed. Yet again. For the umpteenth time!

This one is titled “Libertarianism is for petulant children”, so you know this is a formal essay of only the highest academic standards—either that or yet another knee-jerk reactionary polemic written to confirm the anti-libertarian biases of the website’s audience rather than an honest attempt to debate libertarians on the merits of their political philosophy. (My vote is for the latter.)

You know what? Screw it. I’m not going to bother reading it. If anything, it’s going to contain the exact same strawmen, logical fallacies, and insipid talking points that every libertarian and their grandmother has debunked, yet statists continue to regurgitate ad nauseam.

Instead, I’m just going to post this statist bingo card containing the talking points that this screed has most likely rehashed. If you’re a masochist, by all means read the article for yourself and tell me if I won a bingo.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Sweet Celestia, How Can Anyone Still Watch Family Guy?!?

After watching Mr. Enter’s recent review of Family Guy, I had to wonder what could possibly be worse than an episode where Brian gives Stewie herpes. Then Mr. Enter revealed that a future episode will have Brian getting Stewie pregnant!

No. No. This is not Family Guy jumping the shark. They did that seasons ago. At this point, this is their tenth attempt at jumping the shark, coming back, shooting it in the balls, raping it, eating its flesh, consuming its soul, mounting its head on the wall, and then doing the same thing to twelve more sharks just to be safe.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Who’s The Former NSA Chief Kidding?

Normally, I try to stray away from using the “no true libertarian” argument, but if you’re the former NSA Chief, the former head of government agency responsible for poking holes in the Fourth Amendment in order to spy on Americans, you are as much of an “unrelenting libertarian” as Ted Nuget is an “unrelenting vegan.”

Live Long And Prosper, Mr. Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy has passed away at the age of 83. He was most famous for his role as Mr. Spock on Star Trek. I’m not a Trekkie, so I cannot properly remember him as Mr. Spock. However, I can remember him for the many other minor acting roles he had.

He may have played the voice of reason on Star Trek, but his voice also leant him to being the voice of evil, from the sinister Mr. Moundshroud from The Halloween Tree, to the schemingly-clever Master Xehanort from Kingdom Hearts. He also had many other minor roles in recent films such as Transformers and the new Star Trek films.

Here are a few of the more memorable roles that I remember him by:

In the 1993 special, the Halloween Tree, he played the role of the antagonist, Mr. Moundshroud. He did an exceptional job of making the character sound just as creepy as his apperance. Even more interesting was how the animated special itself was narrated by Ray Bradbury, the author of the book this special was based on. How eerie was it to have two of the biggest legends in science fiction, both a writer and an actor, lending their voices together to provide such a haunting performance? But this would not be the last time Mr. Nimoy would team up with a notable sci-fi figure.

In the Kingdom Hearts games, he voiced the main antagonist, Master Xehanort. It seems only fitting that an actor famous for playing a man of great knowledge would lend his voice to another greatly knowledgeable gentleman, albeit one who uses his knowledge for evil rather than the greater good. There’s just something about his voice that makes him ideal for such a conniving villain. Even more ideal was how he was paired opposite to the character of Master Eruaqs, who was voiced by Mark Hamill, the actor who played Luke Skywalker in Star Wars. This is probably the only time we would have characters from the two rivaling Star series facing off against each other!

In the cult-Disney classic, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, he played the role of the Atlantean King, Kashekim Nedakh, father of the female protagonist (and forgotten kick-ass Disney princess) Kida. Again, it seems only fitting that a sci-fi actor known for playing a character of great wisdom would star in a sci-fi movie as the role of a wise elder—though I doubt you could call the king of Atlantis “wise”, considering he was the reason why his Empire became lost underneath the sea in the first place.

Finally, one obscure role I want to mention was how he was the narrator for In Search Of, a PBS paranormal investigation series that covered many famous legends and conspiracy theories such as Bigfoot and the Bermuda Triangle. I remember watching re-runs of this show on the History Channel, and I don’t think the series would've been as creepy as it was (and, in turn, as appealing) were it not for the narration provided by Mr. Spock himself. There’s just something—unsettling—about how he delivered the show’s narration.

Obviously, Mr. Nimoy has performed many more roles than that, but those are the ones that I remember personally. Whether you remember the man as Mr. Spock, or from his many other acting roles, there is no denying that Mr. Nimoy was an irreplaceable actor, and his performances will be missed. Of all the performances out there in Hollywood, his were the most…human.

So long, Mr. Spock. May your memory live long and prosper.

Also, obligatory reference is obligatory:

Sylveon Trolls Everyone

Aw, Sylveon is so adorable when she trolls other Pok√©mon. Her ribbons are so pretty—especially around the necks of dragons!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Still Think It Cannot Happen Here?

What if I told you there was a country that had a city which operated a “black site”, a secret police facility where suspects were sent to “disappear”?

A place where suspects are detained without access to lawyers or family and where they are interrogated off the books?

Where detainees are routinely shackled to benches and chairs for hours on end and interrogated without access to legal counsel?

Where arrests are not recorded, police beatings cause head wounds, shacklings for long periods were common, and people as young as 15 were held for up to 24 hours without legal aid?

Think I just described a secret prison in North Korea? Think again.

The place that I just described to you is called Homan Square, and it’s not in another country. It’s right here. In this country. In the hometown of Obama himself: Chicago.

The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound, rendering Americans unable to be found by family or attorneys while locked inside what lawyers say is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site.

The facility, a nondescript warehouse on Chicago’s west side known as Homan Square, has long been the scene of secretive work by special police units. Interviews with local attorneys and one protester who spent the better part of a day shackled in Homan Square describe operations that deny access to basic constitutional rights.

Alleged police practices at Homan Square, according to those familiar with the facility who spoke out to the Guardian after its investigation into Chicago police abuse, include:

• Keeping arrestees out of official booking databases.

• Beating by police, resulting in head wounds.

• Shackling for prolonged periods.

• Denying attorneys access to the “secure” facility.

• Holding people without legal counsel for between 12 and 24 hours, including people as young as 15.

At least one man was found unresponsive in a Homan Square “interview room” and later pronounced dead.
By the royal moist delectable plot of Princess Luna being straddled by her strap-on wearing elder sister Princess Celestia, that is some scary SQUEE!

That is the type of shady stuff we’re supposed to expect from totalitarian dictatorships like North Korea, not the “Land of the Free, and Home of the Brave”!

And statists still wonder why libertarians such as myself think that the government is evil? Crap like this certainly isn’t helping its image!

First Power Rangers, Now DBZ Gets Its Own Fan Film!

Hey, guys! Have you heard about the dark and gritty Power Rangers fan film? Well, I hope you had a good look at it, because it was taken down due to the usual copyright BS!

It also looks like Dragonball Z received its own gritty fan re-imagining. Only a matter of time until Hollywood has that one taken down as well. (Heck, it could very well be down right now by the time you’ve read this!)

Whether you’re a DBZ fan or not, one thing is certain: this fan film is infinitely better than that crappy official Hollywood movie released back in 2009! Perhaps that why Hollywood is trying to take these fan films down: because they’re way better than the official garbage being peddled!

DT Reboot Coming In 2017

If you're one of those people who, literally, for the past 25 years after the television series' release, have just now gotten the theme song out of your head, and you don't want to risk putting it back into your head by possibly saying the title once more, prepare to be triggered, because...DuckTales is coming back! A-whoo-oo!

Since the video game was re-mastered two years ago, it only seemed inevitable that the animated series would likewise be re-booted by the House of Mouse. No word yet as to whether the series will be traditionally animated like the original series or computer animated, but the reboot is expected to air on Disney XD in 2017, just in time for the series’ 30th anniversary.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

This Week In Review #09

We here at the Daily Bungle wish to provide a public service by testing our readers to see how well they can differentiate fake news from real news. This week, two of these articles are real, and the other three are fake. Can you tell which is real and which isn't?

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