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You boob!!!!!!!!!!!! / "A damn 15-year old punk can do it."
« on: August 14, 2017, 09:32:33 AM »

"Any damn idiot can make that racket."

"It takes talent to play country and western."


Now, if there was just some way to make Lead Zeppelin tolerable......

(And no, I don't mean Dread Zeppelin.)

Non-Audio Topics / Don't ask me to 'splain this one................
« on: July 30, 2017, 11:45:26 AM »
It is a colorful account, of a fim noir legend, and his behavior, at a screening of one of his best known films, 50 years after it was made.

(Yeah, crazy old guy story.)

All I will say is that you have to read the story, to understand the name of the article.

You boob!!!!!!!!!!!! / "I am the king of the divan."
« on: July 05, 2017, 10:39:33 AM »
Or not.

Actually, I feel like crap, but that is besides the point.

(Don't ask what brought that on. Probably from talking to a bidnis associate, in that place that eats too many things that come from a cow.)

And it is..................................

The penis.

Yep, according to a pair of researchers, the penis is the cause of global warming.

Or not.

Actually, all they really did prove is that peer-reviewed journals are shite.

Now, a pair of enterprising hoaxers has proved it scientifically by persuading an academic journal to peer-review and publish their paper claiming that the penis is not really a male genital organ but a social construct.

The paper, published by Cogent Social Sciences – “a multidisciplinary open access journal offering high quality peer review across the social sciences” – also claims that penises are responsible for causing climate change.

The two hoaxers are Peter Boghossian, a full-time faculty member in the Philosophy department at Portland State University, and James Lindsay, who has a doctorate in math and a background in physics.

We intended to test the hypothesis that flattery of the academic Left’s moral architecture in general, and of the moral orthodoxy in gender studies in particular, is the overwhelming determiner of publication in an academic journal in the field. That is, we sought to demonstrate that a desire for a certain moral view of the world to be validated could overcome the critical assessment required for legitimate scholarship. Particularly, we suspected that gender studies is crippled academically by an overriding almost-religious belief that maleness is the root of all evil. On the evidence, our suspicion was justified.

We didn’t try to make the paper coherent; instead, we stuffed it full of jargon (like “discursive” and “isomorphism”), nonsense (like arguing that hypermasculine men are both inside and outside of certain discourses at the same time), red-flag phrases (like “pre-post-patriarchal society”), lewd references to slang terms for the penis, insulting phrasing regarding men (including referring to some men who choose not to have children as being “unable to coerce a mate”), and allusions to rape (we stated that “manspreading,” a complaint levied against men for sitting with their legs spread wide, is “akin to raping the empty space around him”). After completing the paper, we read it carefully to ensure it didn’t say anything meaningful, and as neither one of us could determine what it is actually about, we deemed it a success.

    Cogent Social Sciences eventually accepted “The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct.” The reviewers were amazingly encouraging, giving us very high marks in nearly every category. For example, one reviewer graded our thesis statement “sound” and praised it thusly, “It capturs [sic] the issue of hypermasculinity through a multi-dimensional and nonlinear process” (which we take to mean that it wanders aimlessly through many layers of jargon and nonsense). The other reviewer marked the thesis, along with the entire paper, “outstanding” in every applicable category.

    They didn’t accept the paper outright, however. Cogent Social Sciences’ Reviewer #2 offered us a few relatively easy fixes to make our paper “better.” We effortlessly completed them in about two hours, putting in a little more nonsense about “manspreading” (which we alleged to be a cause of climate change) and “dick-measuring contests.”

Now, the good part.................!

Destructive, unsustainable hegemonically male approaches to pressing environmental policy and action are the predictable results of a raping of nature by a male-dominated mindset. This mindset is best captured by recognizing the role of [sic] the conceptual penis holds over masculine psychology. When it is applied to our natural environment, especially virgin environments that can be cheaply despoiled for their material resources and left dilapidated and diminished when our patriarchal approaches to economic gain have stolen their inherent worth, the extrapolation of the rape culture inherent in the conceptual penis becomes clear.

Non-Audio Topics / Keep Austin weird!
« on: May 17, 2017, 07:07:14 PM »
Or, this latest generation are all perpetual losers.................................

Is this the worst first date in the galaxy? Austin man, 37, sues his date for $17.31 because she was texting while they watched Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

    Brandon Vezmar, 37, from Austin, Texas, sued his date last Thursday for $17.31
    He says his reasoning for the claim is because she was texting during Guardians of the Galaxy - and the amount he's suing for is the price of a movie ticket
    Vezmar said his date's texting was a 'direct violation' of the policy at the theater and that his experience was 'adversely' affected by it
    'Oh my God. This is crazy,' said his date, who asked that she not be named

Non-Audio Topics / Bleeding head good!
« on: May 15, 2017, 05:20:28 PM »
Healed head bad.

A man covered in blood reportedly walked into an Oregon grocery store on Sunday while carrying a knife in one hand — and a woman’s severed head in the other.

Launch the head.....................launch the head!

(Don't ask me to 'splain any of this. Y'all can Google it. You bunch of Trevinoists.)

Announcements / "Who are you, and why is this called Jocko Homo?"
« on: April 26, 2017, 04:52:57 PM »
Gee, you would think, by now........................

Well, seems some folks still have not figured it out.

"Oh, Dad...............we're all DEVO!"

Bleeding head, good; healed head, bad.

(Let's see all you Pink Boyz Google that one.)

Non-Audio Topics / RIP, Don Rickles
« on: April 06, 2017, 03:45:14 PM »
My hero has hockey pucks..........

Non-Audio Topics / TOON ARMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« on: February 28, 2017, 09:13:48 PM »
Imagine hitting a shot so poorly that it ricochets not only off of one teammate, but two. That’s what Christian Atsu managed to pull off. The shanked volley nicks off of Daryl Murphy before finding Mohamed Diamé’s plant foot. The wayward attempt then balloons up and over the powerless Brighton & Hove Albion defense to knot things up 1-1.

Non-Audio Topics / Someone needs to get a life...................
« on: February 07, 2017, 10:03:29 PM »

Analog Audio Stuff / Yeah, just what is wrong with op-amps?
« on: November 03, 2016, 09:20:13 AM »
(Or as the guy who told me about this: "It isn't about op-amps. It is about my dick is bigger than your dick!")

Well, not sure I would go that far, but..................

Anyway, over at DIYA, it is another Masters of the Universe vs The Peons food fight. And since we know who the Mods are........................yeah, not exactly a clean fight. (But, when where fights supposed to be clean?)

So, let me add my incoherent blathering...................(hell, why not?)

Mind you, I have only read the last few current pages, so keep that in mind. I'm sure there is a ton that I have missed, and I am only glad to have missed it.

OK, first.....................

I get telling someone "That is stupid. You don't want to do that."

I've done that, many times. But only because I know it is stupid, because I already tried it. Not because "I know more about everything than you do, because I am a Master of the Universe." (No, you aren't, actually. But, it is a free country, and you are free to pretend so.)

Every time I tell them something is stupid, I get attacked, from all sides. Usually by people who really are stupid. Rather than listen, they tell me I don't know what I am talking about. Which sounds funny, coming from people that really don't know what they are talking about.

But, anyway.................

Face it: some folks aren't going to listen, no matter what. Deal with it. But, no...............not the Masters of the Universe. They continue, on their high horse, bound and determined to stop anyone and everyone from defying their infinite wisdom and knowledge. Because, after all, that is what Masters of the Universe do. (Sounds a lot like politics, right? "I.............I..............I can't do that. The Constitution prevents me from doing that. It isn't like I am king, or something." And then they turn around and do it, anyway.)

"But there isn't any control!"

Well, yes, there is: a piece of wire.

If you take a piece of wire, and replace it with a long string of op-amps................if op-amps really do sound different.................well, multiply that difference by, say 20 x, and if it is something  that should be heard, if it exists, then you should then be able to hear it. (Not saying it does. It probably does. But, maybe not enough to be heard in singularity.)

Now, what is so radical, or earth shaking about that?

Well, nothing. In fact, it has been going in, at lots of high-end companies that I know of, for as long as I have been around that industry. So, want to try again, why it is stupid, is a waste of time, and must be stamped out?


Because, that sort of thing never happens, in the real world. Why would you want to waste your time with that nonsense?

I guess none of them have ever seen inside of a mixing board.

Which is also why some recordings sound like crap. But, what do I know?

Teachers and critics
All dance the POOT.

Are we not men?
We are DEVO.

Which answer should I chose?

Uh.................I dunno......................the usual one................

Give up.

Or, maybe it is because you went to university, and got a "humanities" education:

Which means you are equally qualified to work at Walmart, or design high-performance clocks, at the Walmart of DIY.

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