Culture Wars ← Previous post Next post → Comments Too Tall Jul 03 2020 at 12:05 am The Female of Species, by Rudyard Kipling. Just saying…. Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman Jul 03 2020 at 12:20 am I need to find and buy a book(s) of Rudyard Kipling stories and poems. (Better than Angela Mayu crap) Too Tall Jul 03 2020 at 12:29 am Available online for free. His works are in the public domain. http://www.poetryloverspage.com/poets/kipling/kipling_ind.html Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman Jul 03 2020 at 8:00 am But I like to have “dead tree” copies in case electricity goes down. John D. Egbert Jul 03 2020 at 9:06 am Try abebooks.com . . . Andy Jul 03 2020 at 1:52 pm Print them out. Printers are everywhere. Punta Gorda Jul 03 2020 at 9:46 pm “…in case electricity goes down.” Get yourself a Jo. Bill G Jul 03 2020 at 5:55 am His final stanza to “The Young British Soldier” reads: “When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains, And the women come out to cut up what remains, Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains An’ go to your Gawd like a soldier.” As Heinlein put it, so simply: “Don’t let them give you to the women.” MasterDiver Jul 03 2020 at 8:04 am Audible has several available. I have four on my MP3 player. Zar Belk! John M. Jul 03 2020 at 12:11 am I’m thinking “Power to the people” the way an Electric Eel gives power to the fish… Another day to finish building a charge, then Fourth of July FIREWORKS!!! Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman Jul 03 2020 at 12:19 am “Power to the people” OH SHIT! RUN!!!!!! WayneM Jul 03 2020 at 12:58 am Not sure if Javier’s programming included a version of Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics… the Morlocks better hope so… Punta Gorda Jul 03 2020 at 1:07 am Asimov’s rules only apply to interactions with humans. pyrodice Jul 04 2020 at 3:43 am “I wouldn’t know, I’ve only electrocuted communists.” MasterDiver Jul 03 2020 at 8:05 am I think Jo’s logic may be a little fuzzy regarding Laws One and Two! Zar Belk! Bill G Jul 03 2020 at 5:48 am Sucks to be them, right now. formwiz Jul 03 2020 at 12:12 am Anatomically correct, I see. JohninMd(help!) Jul 03 2020 at 12:25 am No suicide runs, please, Chris. Even if she can be rebuilt…. Punta Gorda Jul 03 2020 at 3:47 am I second that. HV discharges do not warrant destruction of the generator. Note: In-Q-Tel has invested in companies that make directed lightning. Essentially generating a discharge channel by ionizing a path through the air with a laser then dumping a high voltage charge down the channel. Kafiroon Jul 03 2020 at 12:56 am I know what happens when I say ‘Opps’ This looks more like Ohh SHee… Punta Gorda Jul 03 2020 at 3:42 am Happy dance… My first Reaper Pod is growing. (Last year I managed 4 dead super-hot plants) Punta Gorda Jul 03 2020 at 3:43 am (Bhut Jolokia and Carolina Reapers.) cmblake6 Jul 03 2020 at 8:58 pm Ah yes, the Carolina Reaper. Fire AND flavor. Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman Jul 03 2020 at 11:25 pm Ah'm Jus' Sayin' Hee-Yah Jul 03 2020 at 4:47 am “The Reeds of Runnymede” (Magna Charta, June 15, 1215) R. Kipling AT Runnymede, at Runnymede What say the reeds at Runnymede? The lissom reeds that give and take, That bend so far, but never break, They keep the sleepy Thames awake With tales of John at Runnymede. At Runnymede, at Runnymede, Oh, hear the reeds at Runnymede:– “You mustn’t sell, delay, deny, A freeman’s right or liberty. It makes the stubborn Englishry, We saw ’em roused at Runnymede! “When through our ranks the Barons came, With little thought of praise or blame, But resolute to play the game, They lumbered up to Runnymede; And there they launched in solid time The first attack on Right Divine– The curt, uncompromising ‘Sign!’ That settled John at Runnymede. “At Runnymede, at Runnymede, Your rights were won at Runnymede! No freeman shall be fined or bound, Or dispossessed of freehold ground, Except by lawful judgment found And passed upon him by his peers. Forget not, after all these years, The Charter Signed at Runnymede.” And still when Mob or Monarch lays Too rude a hand on English ways, The whisper wakes, the shudder plays, Across the reeds at Runnymede. And Thames, that knows the moods of kings, And crowds and priests and suchlike things, Rolls deep and dreadful as he brings Their warning down from Runnymede! Ah'm Jus' Sayin' Hee-Yah Jul 03 2020 at 5:15 am Also highly recommend “The Gods of Copybook Headings.” Coeurmaeghan Jul 03 2020 at 10:36 am My personal favorite. I recite it to myself often while walking with the dogs. I also like “When the Saxon Begins to Hate”. Steve S Jul 03 2020 at 5:26 pm Yes! Glad someone brought that to the fore! Also very much a fan of “Puck of Pook’s Hill”, a juvenile relating episodic tales from Saxon & Pict times to the Magna Carta! Idiots think Kipling as an Imperialist and the British Raj, yet he wrote Kim, of Mowgli and Recessional! He well deserved the Nobel Prize for Literature (1907) and the following stanza from Recessional proves it! For heathen heart that puts her trust In reeking tube and iron shard, All valiant dust that builds on dust, And guarding calls not Thee to guard, For frantic boast and foolish word— Thy Mercy on Thy People, Lord! Jefferson A Selvy Jul 03 2020 at 11:36 pm My preference is “Sons of Martha” The Sons of Martha THE Sons of Mary seldom bother, for they have inherited that good part; But the Sons of Martha favour their Mother of the careful soul and the troubled heart. And because she lost her temper once, and because she was rude to the Lord her Guest, Her Sons must wait upon Mary’s Sons, world without end, reprieve, or rest. It is their care in all the ages to take the buffet and cushion the shock. It is their care that the gear engages; it is their care that the switches lock. It is their care that the wheels run truly; it is their care to embark and entrain, Tally, transport, and deliver duly the Sons of Mary by land and main. They say to mountains, ” Be ye removèd” They say to the lesser floods ” Be dry.” Under their rods are the rocks reprovèd – they are not afraid of that which is high. Then do the hill tops shake to the summit – then is the bed of the deep laid bare, That the Sons of Mary may overcome it, pleasantly sleeping and unaware. They finger death at their gloves’ end where they piece and repiece the living wires. He rears against the gates they tend: they feed him hungry behind their fires. Early at dawn, ere men see clear, they stumble into his terrible stall, And hale him forth like a haltered steer, and goad and turn him till evenfall. To these from birth is Belief forbidden; from these till death is Relief afar. They are concerned with matters hidden – under the earthline their altars are The secret fountains to follow up, waters withdrawn to restore to the mouth, And gather the floods as in a cup, and pour them again at a city’s drouth. They do not preach that their God will rouse them a little before the nuts work loose. They do not teach that His Pity allows them to leave their job when they damn-well choose. As in the thronged and the lighted ways, so in the dark and the desert they stand, Wary and watchful all their days that their brethren’s days may be long in the land. Raise ye the stone or cleave the wood to make a path more fair or flat; Lo, it is black already with blood some Son of Martha spilled for that ! Not as a ladder from earth to Heaven, not as a witness to any creed, But simple service simply given to his own kind in their common need. And the Sons of Mary smile and are blessèd – they know the angels are on their side. They know in them is the Grace confessèd, and for them are the Mercies multiplied. They sit at the Feet – they hear the Word – they see how truly the Promise runs. They have cast their burden upon the Lord, and – the Lord He lays it on Martha’s Sons ! Browncoat57 Jul 03 2020 at 4:53 am So… you don’t actually have to BE “in orbit” to be sure… Punta Gorda Jul 03 2020 at 7:21 pm My grandson had an “I’m tougher” encounter with his future brother in law. My grandson produced a dried Reaper for him to prove it. He’ll never challenge him again. Coeurmaeghan Jul 03 2020 at 9:01 pm Behind the curve I am. Could you enlighten me re: dried Reaper. Too Tall Jul 03 2020 at 10:14 pm The Carolina Reaper is a cultivar of the Capsicum chinense plant. Developed by South Carolina breeder Ed Currie, the pepper is red and gnarled, with a bumpy texture and small pointed tail. In 2013, Guinness World Records declared it the hottest chili pepper in the world, surpassing the previous record holder, the Trinidad Scorpion “Butch T”. Other varieties may be spicier, such as Dragon’s Breath or Pepper X but are not officially confirmed with a Scoville scale higher than the Carolina Reaper. Coeurmaeghan Jul 03 2020 at 10:54 pm Thank you. I thought it was some special name given to some special event. I should just have tried to goooogle it but don’t like using goooogle. Bill G Jul 03 2020 at 5:57 am The minds of these “protestors” aren’t grounded in reality. We’ll find out if their bodies are. They might find a temporary job, as a conductor. Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman Jul 03 2020 at 11:39 pm CHHOOOOOO CHOOOOOO!! DogByte6RER Jul 03 2020 at 7:51 am I have the same sentiments as Flounder … https://youtu.be/d0wu1aj3X4M PaulS Jul 03 2020 at 8:02 am Well it looks like things are heating up. Uh-oh! cmblake6 Jul 03 2020 at 11:35 am Make them sparkle, Jo! Pamela Jul 03 2020 at 1:17 pm Sounds like a “Let There Be Light” moment JavaMan Jul 03 2020 at 5:36 pm Ala “Dark Star”, for sure cmblake6 Jul 03 2020 at 9:03 pm THAT was a pretty good film, if rather underrated. JTC Jul 03 2020 at 7:11 pm We’ve been saying it forever here in the circle jerks (not that bad a thing with the ladies of the Ranch performing in the center ring 🙂 ), but from a black los angeles naacp civil rights lawyer/activist in a feature by Newsweek? https://www.newsweek.com/why-black-lives-dont-matter-black-lives-matter-opinion-1515183 It will get shouted down and drowned out of course, and the dude might not survive the blowback, this is certainly not a turning point. Still, it is a moment of truth…a rare thing these days. interventor Jul 03 2020 at 11:35 pm Watching President Trump give a Cry to the Heart coupled with a To the Barricades speech. I’ve been hoping for this. It’s, not the beginning of the end. But, rather, the end of the beginning. With props to Sir Winston. Reply Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Click here to have toons delivered to email This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 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