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My respect for Jim Nabors just went to negative-infinity.

The actor best known for playing the TV character Gomer Pyle in the 1960s has married his male partner of 38 years.

Hawaii News Now (http://bit.ly/14tFM3U) reports Jim Nabors and his partner, Stan Cadwallader, traveled from their Honolulu home to Seattle to be married Jan. 15.

And before you ask – no, I didn’t&#160 know.

So the traditional icons are falling, one by one.&#160 First the Boy Scouts, now Gomer Pyle.

God’s judgment on this nation can’t come soon enough.

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The Boy Scouts, apparently, are considering suicide.

The Boy Scouts of America is considering an end to its longstanding policy of banning gay Scouts and Scout leaders, the organization said on Monday.

The new policy would eliminate the ban on gays from the organization’s national rules, allowing local chapters to decide for themselves.

“The BSA is discussing potentially removing the national membership restriction regarding sexual orientation,” Deron Smith, a spokesman for the Boy Scouts of America, wrote in an email to Yahoo News. “This would mean there would no longer be any national policy regarding sexual orientation, but that the chartered organizations that oversee and deliver Scouting would accept membership and select leaders consistent with their organization’s mission, principles or religious beliefs.”

How about the Church Of The Shrinking Organization&#153?

Alas, poor BSA.&#160 We hardly knew ye.

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This testimony was given in 1981, just a few short years after Roe, but it is still powerful today. Despite such powerful, and unambiguous statements, our culture still insists that women have the right to kill their unborn children.

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[SCENE:&#160 Still in the F'book Nexus.&#160 Lord Darth Venomous is still on a rampage - only now, instead of bodies being dropped via Force-choke, only heads & various limbs are falling, the result of being severed by a whirling dervish of a purple lightsaber.

The blazing blade has come to rest mere inches from the last surviving soul in the vicinity - a Klingon who, ironically, bears a striking resemblence to former shipyardmaster Commander K'tinghe.

A fact that is not lost on His Rudeness.]

VENOMOUS (pointing blade at K’tinghe):&#160 I should’ve known you were involved in this, you vile p’tahk!&#160 How many limbs do you want to lose before I take your head?!?!?!

K’TINGHE (terrified):&#160 M’lord…please…please, m’lord, I—

VENOMOUS:&#160 YOU ARE GOING TO FIX MY SHIP SUCH THAT IT DOES NOT BREAK AGAIN, OR I WILL LAY WASTE TO THIS ENVIRONMENT AND YOU AND YOUR ENTIRE HOUSE WITH IT, DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME?!?!?!?!

K’TINGHE (terrified:&#160 (ulp!) Uh, I—

VENOMOUS:&#160 Nexus!!!&#160 Transport me, this Klingon bastard, and the best ship’s computer system you have back to Pegasus!!!&#160 DO IT NOW!!!!!

[A bright light appears and expands to engulf both His Rudeness and K'Tinghe.&#160 As it fills the screen, we cut to...

SCENE:&#160 The bridge of Pegasus&#160 Lieutenant Commander Ozymandias McCool is briefing General Korrioth on repairs to the ship.]

OZY McCOOL:&#160 Not the best news, General. Probably another week or so to bring the main core online. Has anyone notified the Admiral yet?

[At that precise moment, the bridge doors part, and in walks Venomous, with K'Tinghe in tow.]

VENOMOUS:&#160 Ozy, I believe you’ll find the answer to all our difficulties in the main cargo bay.

[Ozy & Korrioth gape wide-eyed at the Klingon, who had previously been thought to have suffered Venomous' purple blade.&#160 Korrioth, as usual, regains his composure first.]

KORRIOTH (nodding):&#160 Very well, Admiral.&#160 Come along, Ozy.&#160 [They proceed out.]

VENOMOUS (grabbing K’Tinghe by his familial sash):&#160 Now, you effin’ coward, we’re gonna go help them – and then&#160 you get to beg for your life again like you did last time…!!! [He drags the frightened Klingon off the bridge towards Engineering.]

Okay, guys, the Big Box&#153 is back up and running – a 3.6 non-name-brand system board running Ubuntu 10.04.4 64-bit (and the requisite Win7 virtual machine for employing Outlook) with 16 gigs of RAM (and a brand new 2TB drive) out of Mrs. Venomous’ old Acer case.&#160 (The old Big Box&#153 and its eight gigs have been redeployed as the work machine.)

We’ll see how long this lasts.&#160 It had better (casts a menacing look towards K’Tinghe)…

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Today, 1/23/13, is the tenth anniversary of what is one of my favorite blog posts ever – so much so that I actually saved it to file.&#160 (Good thing, too – apparently, it’s no longer on the ‘Net.)

It was written by Stephen the Doggerel Pundit, and it’s below the fold for your perusal & enjoyment.

Aw, come on! Is that all you got?! >

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Got this one from LC Gladiator over on this thread at the Rott.&#160 (And he probably got it from somewhere else, truth be told.)

‘Tis below the fold. Enjoy.

Aw, come on! Is that all you got?! >

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In all the hubbub surrounding my suddenly unreliable machine, Bambi’s Civil-War wish with his pathetic attempt at a gun-grab, the ball dropping ‘n all that…

…has anyone noticed that Supreme General Rayegun is now officially one year closer to senility?

(There.&#160 Happy now? (r, d & g))&#160

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Denizens, whilst I continue to rebuild my system (read:&#160 while I continue to amass funds to purchase a new Big Drive&#153 and some memory upgrades), your homework assignment is to read this (hat tip:&#160 LC Lobo of the Rott).

“Gird your loins”, as Vice-Perpetrator Hair-Butt Plugs would say.&#160 It’s coming.

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Denizens…uh…it’s Mrs. Venomous’ birthday.

Can someone hide me for the next 72 hours? (running, ducking, gnashing teeth)

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[SCENE:&#160 Realm&#153 spacedock.&#160 Previously ready to resume her travels, ISS Pegasus&#160 floats, adrift (save for the artificial moorings securing her), mostly powerless.

Cut to the bridge, where General Korrioth busies himself attempting to fix the latest computer crash.&#160 In walks engineer Ozymandias McCool with padd in hand.]

KORRIOTH:&#160 Ah, there you are, McCool.&#160 Report, please.

[McCool is rather taken aback - he's not used to this cordiality from the Klingon-Vulcan hybrid - but does an admirable job of recovery.]

OZY McCOOL:&#160 Not the best news, General.&#160 Probably another week or so to bring the main core online.&#160 Has anyone notified the Admiral yet?

KORRIOTH (grinning wolfishly):&#160 Oh, he knows, Commander.&#160 He knows…

[Cut to SCENE:&#160 Inside the Facebook energy ribbon from the original "Death" series.&#160 From an empty view, two humans, a Klingon, a Romulan and several Bynars & Jawas crash to the floor, lifeless.

Pan the camera to a hooded figure, both arms outstreched, both hands making a Force-choke gesture.

The figure slowly moves his hands to his hood and removes it, revealing Lord Darth Venomous, whose agitated countenance includes a pair of dazzlingly bright purple eyes.]

VENOMOUS:&#160 Does anybody else&#160 want to try and say it’s not their fault?!?!?!

Okay, guys, the Big Box&#153 is down again – and yes, it’s because the 2TB (that’s “terabyte” to you in the Church of the SubTarded&#153) has crashed once again.

PFW benediction on hold until further notice – but be advised that I’m invoking Executive Fiat&#153 one last time.&#160 (For details, just look below the banner.)

ThatIsAll&#153.

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Denizens, your weekend homework assignment is to read this.

J.D. Longstreet nails it in one.

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Denizens, now that we’ve passed the new-year threshold…and since, for the first time in a while, I’m finally caught up on most stuff…I intend to do the (what should be) annual “spring cleaning” of the blog.

Meaning, in this case, that sidebar links, etc, will be tested – and those that are found wanting, abandoned, etc, will be summarily removed.&#160 (Yeah, that’ll really show ‘em, won’t it?&#160 &#160 )

Anyway, if you look over there, you’ll find two links added – “The Deth Guild” and “TL In Exile”.&#160 Both are exceedingly good reads and well worth your time to go visit.

Once you’ve had your daily dose of My Eternal Wisdom&#153, of course.&#160

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Why you might ask?

Because the Senate actually did something they haven’t been able to do for 1200-some-odd days now. Pass a bill even REMOTELY related to money/budget. Now granted, it wasn’t the “actual” budget but it was related to the budget.

Hurrah. Siss boom bam bah.

And for all that, they get a raise and a nearly 3-week vacation.

And let’s not forget that our debt hit the $16.4T (“T” for TRILLION) limit on the last day of 2012. So all this fiscal cliff talk crap ain’t really for anything because no significant spending cuts were done. Spending cuts like FIRING Al-Obambi and Gaffmaster Joe and every one of their damn cronies!!!

About the only one who’s going to have a “happy” new year is the lawyers. Again.

Damn lawyers. I’ll not get started on THAT story though.

It’s January 1st denizens, do you know where your wallet is?

Dismissed&#153

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…uh…crappy goo…ear…uhhhhhh…

(plop!)

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