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Friday, February 24, 2017

How Does A Dying Cancer Patient Threaten National Security?

I’m not sure what’s worse about the recent wave of ICE raids under Trump: that Republicans who claim to be against “big government” have no problem with them, or that Democrats who do have a problem with them said nothing about similar mass deportations under Obama?

Actually, I already know the worst part: that one of the countless targets was a dying cancer patient:

Fan Art Friday: She's From Another Dimension

With the Season Two Finale of Star Vs. The Forces of Evil just around the corner, I felt that now would be a good time to get a little weird, to get a little wild, with some SVTFOE fan art from another dimension. (Well, okay, the fan art is from this dimension, but...oh, you get the idea!)

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Throwback Thursday: ABC Computer Critters

It may seem hard to believe now when even four-year-olds have their own tablets and smart phones, but there once was a time when computers were a rare novelty. While most households these days have at least one computer, that wasn’t the case more than 30 years ago.

With computers quickly becoming an emerging technology back then, the ABC network decided to help introduce people, especially young children, to this new technological wonder with a series of animated shorts known as the ABC Computer Critters.

These shorts were released in 1985, but even I remember watching them as a young kid occasionally on Saturday mornings as late as 1994. Watching them now as an adult really shows how much we’ve progressed since them:

Monday, February 20, 2017

Yet Another Successful Falcon 9 Launch & Landing

This weekend hasn’t exactly been the best, with stupid stories ranging from Trump boasting of an imaginary incident involving the Swedes, to an actual incident involving a Swede. But if there was anything good that came out of it all, it was delivered to us by Space X.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Disney Sunday: Couple Stays Overnight At Disney World?

I recently stumbled across this video about a couple that decided to sneak into Disney World after closing hours. The very concept peaked my curiosity. “How exactly would they be able to get away with this and boast about it on YouTube?” I asked myself.

So I decided to click the video and watch for myself. The two decided to hide out in the bathrooms and emerge later on long after closing. Watching two people wander through Disney World at night by themselves with no other people was quite the surreal experience.

So many red flags were raised in my mind. How were they able to wander the park without running into employees? How were they not noticed by security cameras? How were they able to ride the rides, and how were the rides still going? Moreover, even if they were able to get away with all of this, how were they able to post it on YouTube without raising the ire of the Walt Disney Company?

The answer to all of those questions…you can find out for yourself by watching it. You have to see it for yourself:

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Shameless Plug Saturday: Zen Pencils

The year 2016 wasn't exactly the best, and 2017 isn't shaping up to be any better, especially with President Bad Spray Tan now in office. During such dark and foreboding times, it's easy to lose hope and fall prey to pessimism and cynicism, and it's times like these when we need uplifting artwork to give us hope when all seems hopeless. Zen Pencils is just the artwork we all need now.

Conservatism Is The New Counterculture

Conservatism Is The New Counterculture:

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Throwback Thursday: When Bradys Attack

What on-camera attacks are more brutal? Hula girls? School mascots? Nah, son. Things are much more brutal When Bradys Attack!

Oh sure, on television, they're a happy, care-free American family; but in real life, it's a very different story. Cindy is especially aggressive when she goes for the hair!

In case you're wondering, this skit is from The Amanda Show on Nickelodeon (back when the channel was half-way decent). You can watch old clips like this on The Splat YouTube channel.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Re: Tolerant Liberals

Recently, on social media, there’s been a blog post circulating called “Intolerant Liberals” by Medium blogger Tucker Fitzgerald. The entire screed was wrought with so many illogical fallacies, incorrect premises, and circular reasoning that it begged to be rebutted—and so here I am with a rebuttal!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Disney Sunday: Abandoned Treasure Cay

By now, I’m sure you’ve all heard of the infamous Abandoned by Disney creepypasta about an island resort that Disney secretly built and abandoned under mysterious circumstances. Of course, that resort doesn't really exist because Disney never built such an island resort.

Or did they?

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Baby Almost Dies Because Of Trump's Ban

The baby pictured above is is Fatemah. She's a four-month-old Iranian girl. She's also in need of life-saving heart surgery that she can only receive in America.

She and her parents were supposed to fly into Oregon over the weekend to one of the top hospitals in the country, and had applied for a visa to do so.

Unfortunately, she and her parents were unable to travel to America because their visas were denied.

Why? I think the reason why is obvious: because Trump's executive order barred travel from Iran.

Her parents were informed that they would be able to re-apply for another visa in 90 days. Of course, since she's an infant with a critical heart condition, she probably wouldn't have survived that long.

The good news is that the family has since been able to receive an emergency waiver for her, allowing them to travel to America for the surgery.

The other good news is that the travel ban has since been suspended thanks to a federal judge.

The bad news, of course, is that this whole mess had to happen in the first place.

Shameless Plug Saturday: Project SNT

It’s been a while since I created one of these posts. So to start things off again, I wanted to highlight a very “special” person and their very “special” talents.

Project-SNT is a voice actor for Silly Filly Studios who has lent her most “special” voice to many projects such as Pokemon Shaming and even Snow Drop. When not voice acting for Silly Filly, she’s also using her “special” voice in many of her personal projects on her channel, including providing the voice of Sylveon in her most popular series, Sylveon Trolls Everyone.

If you’re wondering why I’m using the word “special” so many times, it’s because she once created her own Sonic webcomic with a very “special” OC character. In fact, her own name is a callback to that character, SNT, which stands for “Sonic, Knuckles, and Tails”—because she was a hybrid of the three. Because she’s that SPECIAL!

Friday, February 3, 2017

The Left Will Instigate Trump’s Reichstag Fire

I’m sure most of you have become so infuriated with my recent series of tirades against our “Dear Leader” that you’ll find relief in me finally taking aim against anti-Trump leftists.

By now, you all probably heard about the UC Berkeley Riots. Long story short: a mob of oversensitive left-wing college students wanted to prevent Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking on their campus by literally burning the place to the ground, destroying several local businesses, and even pepper-spraying an innocent bystander.

Their riot only managed to provide Milo an even bigger media platform, with him receiving a Fox News interview, his book skyrocketing as Amazon’s #1 Bestseller, and with him even catching the attention of the president who threatened to withdraw the school’s federal funding.

So thanks, dumbass protesters, you’ve only managed to prove the Streisand Effect true by giving this professional troll even more attention than he would have otherwise received had you simply ignored him. And you also managed to further draw the ire of the Angry Cheeto. Good job!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Throwback Thursday: The Day After

When I considered bringing back this weekly feature, I wanted to start off again on a light note. After all, the whole point of Throwback Thursday is to reminisce on the glory days of nostalgia. However, it seems that current events demand something a bit darker, if not more relevant.