Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Just get vaxxi-MonkeyPox-inated

I'm fully vaxxi-MonkeyPox-inated and, no, I don't know what's in it -


neither this vaccine, the ones I had as a chimp... I mean child, nor in the Big Mac, or the bunches of bananas... 



I also don't know what's in Ibuprofen, nor apparently the difference in risk between a drug used safely for decades and decades that cures my headache versus an experimental mRNA injection with a track record of injury and death... 



I'm fully vaxxi-MonkeyPox-inated and, no, I don't know what's in it because ignorance is not only bliss but also virtuous. I don't need to burden myself with fancy reading or questioning when I can just watch government approved media. Leaves more time to watch the Tik Tok dances.



In short ...

There's a lot of things I don't know and never will... ooo ooo eee eee ah ah.



I just know one thing: life is short and I still want to travel and hug people... pick bugs off their backs, fling my own sh*t and climb trees.



Just get vaxxi-MonkeyPox-inated.


(below is not mine but too funny)



Monday, April 25, 2022

The Legend of Reedy Creek


 Things aren't so rosy for Disney, as the company has suffered major financial losses since it's CEO, Bob Chapek, picked a fight with Governor Ron DeSantis. It got me to wondering what the almost 40 square miles that encompasses Disney World in Florida known as Reedy Creek will look like in 2024 and beyond under the next Trump / DeSantis administration. Perhaps Trump will build a border wall around  Reedy Creek and let the weeds grow up around it and store all of the woke groomers and pedophiles inside.

A quick internet search string of "abandoned Disney World" opened a treasure trove of a potential Disney future. I think the artist had a comet strike, climate change or a zombie apocalypse to blame for his dark visions, not Chapek's wokeness. In any case, the results would be the same. I'm hoping Disney does an about face ala Scrooge, as he asked the spirit whether these were visions of things that could come true or will come to pass?

"Spirit!" he cried, tight clutching at its robe, "hear me. I am not the man I was. I will not be the man I must have been but for this intercourse. Why show me this, if I am past all hope?"

Sorry folks, the park is closed. The mouse should have told ya.

Here we see Chapek riding the monorail through Disney World. It is in slight disrepair but Bob is hopeful that Governor DeSantis will approve the infrastructure improvements any day now. Don't be like Bob...


Governor DeSantis will review this proposal after the family vacation at Mar-a-lago World. Here we see him and the family riding the Ron-o-rail through Future Trump Land. Be like Ron...

 Here we see Mayor Vaughn getting interviewed on Main Street, USA, encouraging more tourism.


Friday, April 22, 2022

Tyson on a plane

 Here's what we know so far. 

Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson mercilessly pummeled a man on a plane. Video evidence taken from a cell phone taken from across the aisle from this altercation revealed that the man on the receiving end of Tyson's rage was sitting behind Tyson. This fact alone removes Tyson's automatic and universally acceptable excuse for mercilessly pummeling a person on a plane. Namely, if that person was sitting directly in front of you and lowered their seat back chair. Anyone callous enough to lower their chair in wanton and reckless disregard for the passenger's knees behind them deserves such violence. However, as already established, Tyson was sitting in front of this man. 

Prior to Tyson turning around and delivering punches, the man is witnessed standing, pointing and seemingly taunting a seated Tyson. Why? We can only speculate. The numerous times I have stood and taunted fellow passengers is when they had a wailing infant. OK, not really, but it's the only time I thought of standing and hurling insults at people on a plane. 

Now it just so happens that this incident happened on a flight from San Francisco to Florida. Everyone knows that only fruitcakes live in San Francisco, and my extensive research indicates that Tyson resides in Nevada. Therefore, odds are that this man has a 50% chance of being a resident of San Francisco (he either is or he isn't = 50%) and we can all agree that fruitcakes from San Francisco deserve random and sporadic beatdowns. 

Reports from amused passengers suggests that at some point this man threw a water bottle at Tyson. This makes me ask the obvious question, and I'm sure you are way ahead of me here. Namely, how did this man get past the TSA gestapo with a water bottle? The attendants give you a cup of water and not the bottle, correct? More riddles, wrapped in a mysteries, inside an enigma.

I guess we'll just have to wait for these questions to be answered, and rest assured I will be scouring the news feeds for any news crumbs of this top story.

In any case, one can only imagine the conversation that the lispy Tyson may have had with yesterday's blog star, SCOT, 7-foot tall gender-fluid, non-binary kiosk airport robot. 

But we'll have to leave it there.  Refresh this page repeatedly for breaking news.


Wednesday, April 20, 2022

What now for SCOT the 7-foot tall gender-fluid, non-binary kiosk airport robot?

 Frankly, I think the thought engineers missed their mark with this oversize airport paperweight. Not that the not-so-hidden security spy camera isn't effective in alerting the closest TSA government soldier of a possible free-roaming free thinker who didn't have their useless paper mask pulled up over their nose. And the display screen appears to be broadcasting CNN in HD.


I just think the Lost in Space robot would have been more intimidating, with his flailing accordian arms and "WARNING, WARNING!" admonishments like he is in a robot sissy fight. They could have still used the lispy queer voice for a chilling prison yard feel.


In case you missed it, here is KAREN... I mean SCOT during happier times... 
Welcome to Dallath!


Earlier this week, a Judge voided the US mask mandate for travelers. Now what's an effiminate 7-foot tall gender-fluid, non-binary kiosk airport robot to do?

SCOT: Excuthe me, mithter, pleath put on your faith mathk.

BLADE: Maybe you missed it but a Trump appointed Judge lifted Biden's unconstitutional mask mandate for airports.

SCOT: Well that's dithappointing!

BLADE: That's what Biden said.

SCOT: What am I thuppothed to do now? What if there ith an atthathan traveling from Mithithippi with hith thupport thquirrel which ith infected with Covid!

BLADE: Well, you can't tell the assassin or his support squirrel to wear a mask.

SCOT: Inconthieeevable!

BLADE: Somehow I don't think that word means what you think it means.

SCOT:: I don't gif a thit. 

BLADE: Cheer up buddy. You still have that spy camera. Just watch for the red Trump hats. And you still have your display screen. Just broadcast those mindless vaccine propaganda commercials on an endless loop. That's still legal somehow...

SCOT: WAIT! ITH THAT A GOVERNOR DETHANTETH PIN ON YOUR BACKPAC? THECURITY ALERT! THECURITY ALERT!

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

The Crack's in the Ladle

 

and the cracks in the ladle, a large silver spoon

Little boy blue and the man in the moon

"When you coming home, dad?" "I don't know where"

But we'll get together there

You know we'll have a good time there

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Quitting Disney

 

It is easy to boycott a product when the product sucks. It is exponentially more painful to extricate yourself from something that you love.

For example, it is easy for a conservative 'coffeyholic' to not overspend on a burnt cup of coffee at Starbucks, even when there is no viable alternative, because of Starbuck's woke corporate culture. I would rather suffer the onslaught of raging  morning caffeine withdrawal than chew on that sludge. The fact that it is a horrible company is just a side benefit. 

Quitting Disney will be a little tougher for some of us who vacation there on a regular basis and have so many great family memories made there. I am reminded of these in every room in our house from the Disney coasters on our coffee table, to a Mickey Mouse soap dispenser in the bathroom, assorted coffee mugs in the cupboard, shirts, purses, toys and other assorted souvenirs we've accumulated from Disney over the years. 

Status-quo is not an option, however, what with Disney CEO Bob Chapek 'coming out' against Florida’s anti-pedophile grooming bill. The last Disney collapsible paper straw for me came from a Disney staff meeting where "an executive producer at Disney said she was advancing a “not-at-all-secret gay agenda” to insert queerness into children’s animation."

Call me old fashioned, but I preferred when they were a little more subtle about their queerness.


OK, I get it Disney. You hate us. Traditional families of Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls are no longer welcome. Therefore we will begin the painful process of Disinvestneying from Disney.

The wife and I decided to take the plunge in early 2019 and bought into Disney Vacation Club (DVC), which is Disney's version of a vacation timeshare. This was an impulse buy while visiting there as guests of my brother & sister-in-law. Since then, we have gone back 7 times in the last 3 years, with another trip scheduled for this October. More to come on that.

The wife and I love our Disney vacations, whether it is a couples only trip during Epcot's Food & Wine or Flower & Garden festivals, or a big family trip with our kids & grandbabies (and my brother and sister-in-law, and their kids, and their kid's kids - like we did for a Christmastime trip this past December). Every trip so far has been different, and until recently we have been looking forward to many more. 

Regrettably, those plans will change, barring a major reversal by Disney.  

"Do you really think your little threatened boycott will have any effect on this almost $150 billion company?" - (disembodied voice in my head)

No, I don't think they'll care. That's not my motivation nor how I roll. I'm doing it for my soul. It's why I don't drink Coke nor watch the NBA or NFL anymore. Don't get me wrong, I'd love it if thousands followed suit thereby forcing Disney's hand by firing Chapek and the whole boardroom of blue-haired gender-confused groomers. There is a better chance of Elon Musk buying Disney and bringing back The Great Movie Ride and the Back lot Tour. A man can dream.

So here we go. We canceled our Disney+ subscription this week. The automated process informed us that we were paid thru November and that our subscription would cease at that time. That was not good enough, and we stated so. Finally we got a live operator involved for an immediate cancelation and a $50 pro-rated refund is on the way. I don't want their promised future garbage in my home.

As for the DVC contracts we own, there are a couple of options I'm chewing on. The upfront cost to join was significant and basically covers the resort stays for 50 years. Disney really makes the $jack from money spent at the theme parks, restaurants and Disney Springs retail sales. So I was thinking...

Option 1) Sell my DVC points on the resale market and recoup all (or the majority) of my initial investment. The resale price for points at our home resort have increased in value to match what we paid Disney Direct for them in 2019. This doesn't really hurt Disney, any more than selling your used Chevy hurts GM. And the new owner will still be buying gas. That leads me to my second thought...

Option 2) What if we keep our points and simply did resort stays? I'd rent a car and we would go to non-Disney restaurants off site. We would also trade Disney Springs for Universal's City Walk and Universal theme parks. Hmmm...

More to come. As for the October trip, that has already been paid for so we will probably be going (and using Option 2 for that trip as a trial run). Taking some inspiration from the "Walt Not Woke" dadI may make my own shirt using my Woke Disinvestney logo above.  

What ever we do, we will always cherish the memories we were able to make.

The wife and I taking a boatride from Disney Springs to Port Orleans French Quarter for their famous Mickey Beignets.

My brother and me at this year's Flower & Garden festival at Epcot.

My kids and grandbabies...

December, 2021 at Chef Mickey's (my grandbabies and their cousins) Eagle eyes may spot Mr & Mrs DaBlade in the background on this one :)

We literally have hundreds and hundreds of like pictures taken in the last 3 years during our Disney vacations. Gonna miss it...

Bye Disney.

 

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

It has been 111 days since my last blog post

 Yes, I checked my math on my wood abacus. 

A quick impromptu poll... should I start back blogging on a semi-irregular schedule again, or stay in a semi-lucid retirement state?  Just comment on this post either "Yah" or "Yes". (I will even accept obvious lengthy spam comments that never even mention the post these bots are replying to and assume these as "Si'".


Stay tuned for the surprising results!