Nuggets of Wisdom

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Cheney's Mind Truly Is A Scary Place

It’s filled with G3 Ponies! Pure. Unadulterated. EVIL!



As to whether or not the former VP is a “righteous warrior” or a psychopath, well, there’s no debate on that: he’s a freaking psychopath! If you were to look up the word in the dictionary, you will find Dick’s ugly mug staring back at you.

I don't care if you are left, right, or center. If you think torture is okay, if you think inflicting pain on another human being is okay, you clearly lack empathy. That makes you a psychopath. Plain and simple.

SMASH! Music Video Is...Smashing!!!

The best animated music video ever for the best fighting game ever—possibly the best game ever, period! (Seriously, I cannot wait to get SSB WiiU for Christmas!)



Also, nice to see that Luigi, who has always been stuck as Player #2, gets to be the #1 victor in this video! :D

Monday, December 15, 2014

White Privilege Debunked

Chances are you’ve probably come across this cringeworthy comic explaining what “white privilege” is. If that comic hasn’t completely fried away your brain cells, here’s a clever rebuttal to it:












































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Zoo Race (Or WTF Even Is This?!?!)









What did I just watch?

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Some team was responsible for creating and programming that game. Some supervisor was responsible for looking over that game and giving it a thumbs up to send it to market. Someone actually thought that this was a good enough game for release.


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Word fail me.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

MLP:FIM: The Dark Stallion - Episode 05

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic presents

The Dark Stallion

Episode 05: I Can Be Strong. Train Me, Ninja Star.

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Last time on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:

An old schoolmate of Xander’s, LaRouse, came to town and challenged him to a wizard’s duel. Xander reluctantly accepted, and the two fought on the outskirts of town. Though it seemed that LaRouse had the upper hand, it was Xander who became victorious. Later that day, Xander revealed that his search is not only for the amulet, but also for the stallion who killed his father. Will Xander’s visit to Ponyville result in him finding either?

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“The Maikeru Blade: For centuries, this sword has served as the bane of evil and the tool in the endless struggle between good and evil, and it has been our family who has been tasked with wielding this blade as to better reign with justice over our kingdom.”

These words were spoken by a stallion as he sat behind a paper screen, upon which was cast his silhouette, revealing him to be dressed in oriental regalia.

In front of the screen, kneeling upon one knee with his head bowed in reverence, was Ninja Star, dressed in a black kimono and white sash.

Next to him stood an altar upon which the very sword being spoken of rested. There the sword lay sheathed within its black scabbard inscribed with ivory oriental characters.

Both the altar and Ninja Star bathed within the light of the morning sun as it poured through the door behind them.

“This sword,” the stallion behind the screen continued, “has been passed down through our family from generation to generation. As I now wield it, so too did my father before me wield it, and his father before him, and every other male within our family before them one hundred fold—and soon, it will be you who will wield this sword.”

Ninja Star kept his head bowed. “And when shall I wield it, father?”

The stallion behind the screen nodded. “When you are strong enough, my son.”

Ninja Star gave a small grin before returning to a more reverent expression. “Forgive me, father, but ever since I could walk, you have appointed the monks to train me in the art of the ninja. During those past 17 years of my life, I have received only the most rigorous physical, spiritual, and mental training. I dare say I even rival the captain of the guard in physical prowess. How much stronger must I become?”

From behind the screen, the stallion likewise grinned. “My son, in all forgiveness, I am sure that within those years of training, you would have learned by now that there is more to strength than just physical, and I dare say, even more so than spiritual and mental. To truly wield this sword, you must not only be strong in body and mind and spirit, but also in heart. When your heart cries out for all that is righteous and just, then will this sword be bestowed upon you.”

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Why I Don’t Care About Bill Cosby

First of all, his rape allegations are nothing more than a media circus being propagated to distract us from actual issues. Second, I was never really a fan of his work. I never watched the Cosby Show, and the only move of his I ever watched was Ghost Dad, and, well, it’s hard to feel sorry for someone who makes schlock like this:

Saturday, December 6, 2014

MLP:FIM: The Dark Stallion - Episode 04

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic presents

The Dark Stallion

Episode 04: An Old Rival Returns. Xander’s Wizard Duel.

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Last time on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:

Following a string of robberies in Ponyville, Twilight and her friends planned to capture the culprits responsible. Little did they know that they were going up against ninjas. The six would have met their end were it not for the intervention of a lone ninja sword pony. Introducing himself as Ninja Star, he explained that the ninjas were of the Shadow Clan. Though he himself knew little of their intentions, he suspected that they were after the Elements of Harmony, and vowed to offer them his protection. Just who are the Shadow Clan, and what are their intentions with the Elements of Harmony?

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“Father! Father, what’s going on?!” yelled a terrified young colt at the top of his shrill, young voice as he raced down a hallway engulfed in black smoke.

He ran towards the door from where the smoke emanated and kicked it open with a single leap. Inside was a study engulfed in flames, and in its center stood a light brown stallion with a wild, dark red mane and a deep scar across his right eye. The stallion grimaced, cackling as he stood over another stallion, dark blue with a silver-blue mane, who lay in a pool of blood before him.

The colt gasped as he recognized the fallen stallion. “Father! No!”

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Xander jolted upright in his bed. A cold sweat rolled down his forehead and back. Panting heavily, he surveyed his room, noticing that it was still night.

It was only a nightmare—the same one that had been haunting him ever since that fateful night ten years ago, and it felt just as real as when it first occurred.

With a light sigh, he reclined back into bed with his head resting upon his sweat-soaked pillow. He closed his eyes and returned to sleep. Hopefully, that nightmare would not repeat itself in the same night.

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Should America Repudiate The National Debt?


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The US National Debt rose to over $18 trillion this week. That number is far scarier when you realize that the debt soared to that level from only $1 trillion over the past 33 years!

Of course, when our political leaders aren’t trying to sweep this big mess under the rug, they’ll be bickering with one another and pointing fingers to shift the blame onto the other party.

And when they’re not busy doing that, they’ll be coming up with conflicting solutions to the problem. Democrats, when they actually give a damn, will suggest raising taxes. Republicans, when they pretend to give a damn, will suggest cutting spending.

But I propose that we seek a third option: repudiate the debt!

At this point, no amount of tax raising or budget cutting will undo the damage that is our national debt, so it seems that the only other sailable solution would be to outright repudiate the debt altogether. If there is no chance of us ever paying it, why bother paying it at all?

That may sound like a crazy idea, but as Murrary Rothbard explained in his article on the matter, not only would the decision be the moral thing to do, but it would be an economically-feasible decision with plenty of historical precedent supporting it.

So what says you? Should we repudiate the debt, or should we try to pay it back through budget cuts or tax increases?

Thursday, December 4, 2014