Nuggets of Wisdom

Friday, September 30, 2016

Blame The Fright Month Starts Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the start of October. You know what that means? Yep! Halloween is right around the corner, and it's time once again for my blog to transform into Blame The Fright.

You know the drill by now: every day will feature something spooky ranging from scary stories, videos, and comics, along with spooky versions of my regular features such as VGM Monday and Fan Art Friday. And hopefully, I'll also have a list ready for this year, when last year one was absent.

So everybody do the pumpkin dance, boils and ghouls. It's time for Blame The Fright month!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Don't Want To Be An American Idiot

What Americans believe:

So is it any wonder that Americans have selected Trump and Clinton to be our choice for president? They're just that stupid and ignorant!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Fan Art Friday: I'm Going To Disney World!

Last week, I treated my friend makeacandidbroadcast to an early birthday present with a visit to Disney World. Needless to say, we both had fun. As a way to help share that fun, for this week's Fan Art Friday, I'm sharing fan art of different characters visiting the happiest place on earth.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Obama Killed More Than Trump

If you're vocal about Trump wanting to target innocent civilians, yet you've remained silent about Obama killing innocent civilians, please do political discourse a favor and STFU forever!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Throwback Thursday: McDonalds Pizza (And Other Failed Products)

What do you normally eat at McDonalds? A Big Mac? A Quarter-Pounder? McNuggets? Have you ever visited a McDonalds and wondered to yourself, “Gee, wouldn’t it be nice if they served pizza?”

No. You never asked that. Because if you wanted pizza, you’d go to Pizza Hut. However, there was a time in the 90s when the burger giant wanted to compete with the pizza giant by selling their own pizza. As you can tell by the lack of pizza served at McDonalds, this money-making scheme didn’t last long.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Cop Fired For Not Shooting Man

I’m sure there are people who criticize me for not writing enough about police brutality. I’m sure there are also people who criticize me for covering police brutality period. (Because how dare I actually hold the people responsible for “serving and protecting us” accountable for their misdeeds? /s)

Believe me, if I were to write a blog post for every single instance of a cop killing an unarmed person, my blog could be renamed The Free Thought Project. Of course, the hardest part is finding new and creative ways to say, “This was messed up. This shouldn’t have happened. Seriously, when are we going to see some real police reform in this Celestia-forsaken country?!?!”

So how refreshing is it when we actually have good news about a police officer NOT shooting someone, even when they have a gun?

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Reality Has An Anti-Hillary Bias

It’s rather ridiculous to assume that the mainstream media has an “anti-Hillary bias” when most media outlets are major donors either directly to her or her foundation. If you think the lamestream media that directly funds her campaign is somehow biased against her, in the words of Sam Elliot’s “The Stranger” character, you’re a special kind of stupid.

Friday, September 9, 2016

STFU About Johnson's Aleppo Gaffe

So Gary Johnson didn’t know the name of a Syrian city. I’m sure most of us didn’t know about it either until his gaffe. He’s since apologized for his ignorance, and has promised to make himself more informed about the issues.

Meanwhile, when was the last time Clinton or Trump apologized for any of their “gaffes”, let alone their outright lies? Johnson may be slightly ignorant, but’s he’s also humble enough to admit his mistakes and apologize for them.

Trump, on the other hand, lies repeatedly on national television about how he opposed the Iraq War without being called out on his blatant dishonesty. Gary Johnson’s Aleppo gaffe was bad. But Trump’s consistent ignorance is worse. Far worse!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Thank Capitalism This Labor Day

Every Labor Day, labor unions and their leftist supporters boast about how they helped create the 40-hour work week and weekend. In reality, both of those things were created, not by unions, but by capitalists. Specifically, Henry Ford gave us our modern weekend and work week. So this labor day, don’t thank unions. Thank capitalism!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Disney Sunday: Disney Bites (09/04/2016)

For this week’s Disney Sunday, I’ll be offering my brief comments on a few recent and relevant Disney news items. So here we go.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Shameless Plug Saturday: Mister Metokur

There’s a lot of great artwork on deviantART. Sadly, for every masterpiece, there’s at least two dozen deviations that make toddler crayon scribblings posted on refrigerators look more sophisticated.

As easy as it would be to search for such “artwork”, most of us don’t have the time or the tolerance to browse deviantART for all that. Luckily, there’s one individual brave enough to delve through the halls of madness and plunder the prime examples of deviantART what-the-f***-ery: Mister Metokur.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Fan Art Friday: It's A Nintendo World

As yesterday was the Nintendo 3DS Direct presentation, this Fan Art Friday will feature crossover fan art of other shows and franchises re-imagined as Nintendo games.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Ember (Remember My Name)

I consider Danny Phantom to be the last great Nicktoon ever released, second only to Avatar: The Last Airbender. Since then, Nickelodeon hasn’t had much luck with “great” cartoons (Fanboy and Chum Chum, Breadwinners, Sanjay and Craig), though it’s animated lineup has recently been improving (Harvey Beaks, Loud House). Next year will mark ten years since Danny Phantom came to an end, yet there’s speculation that the ghost boy is going to be making a comeback.

Entrepreneurs Do What Bureaucrats Don't

"The whole of our world is covered with lessons about the merit of economic liberty over central planning. Our everyday lives are dominated by the glorious products of the market, which we all gladly take for granted. We can open up our web browsers and tour an electronic civilization that the market created, and note that government never did anything useful at all by comparison.

We are also inundated daily by the failures of the state. We complain constantly that the educational system is broken, that the medical sector is oddly distorted, that the post office is unaccountable, that the police abuse their power, that the politicians have lied to us, that tax dollars are stolen, that whatever bureaucracy we have to deal with is inhumanly unresponsive. We note all this. But far fewer are somehow able to connect the dots and see the myriad ways in which daily life confirms that the market radicals like Mises, Hayek, Hazlitt, and Rothbard were correct in their judgments.

What's more, this is not a new phenomenon that we can observe in our lifetimes only. We can look at any country in any period and note that every bit of wealth ever created in the history of mankind has been generated through some kind of market activity, and never by governments. Free people create; states destroy."

- Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr., "Everything You Love You Owe to Capitalism"