Sunday Rant – 1020


Joe’s Comment – Stephan Pastis and I view the intrusion of AI and “helper” programs from Google and the other monsters with similar trepidation.
Much like the novelty of the ’70’s when a car would vocally inform you that a “door is ajar”, it wears off quickly.
I’m not a conspiracy believer, and I’m not anti-technology, but I will need some serious convincing that it is in my best interest for some large corporation or some government to know every single detail of my ongoing existence.
Time to disengage from total integration.
Time to go “off grid”, or be anti whatever it is called that 5G is going to be, going to provide.
Fact is, I have enough bandwidth.
I use a cellular phone less than once a month.
I don’t want a driver-less vehicle.
I don’t text or Face Book or tweet or Instagram or any of the plethora of applications designed to steal precious time.
I will continue to use the Internet for research and data and news and communication.
No “smart” appliances for me, no smart cars either.
Me and the alligator are gonna hide behind the curtains for a while……
1949 here I come!


Trump Ads
This here is funny!:


Comic Book Ads
Joe and I remember most of these items advertised in the many comic books we traded and bought.
We (of course!) dreamed to own many of these incredible devices, and imagined us using them in the most comical and entertaining ways.
However, we wuz one of the original “Broke Brothers”.
Most of the time we couldn’t rub to pennies together ’cause we didn’t have two pennies.
For the record, this is the first time we’ve ever seen the actual product that was advertised.
Joe says it is best we were broke.  That way we didn’t become cynical and bitter before our time:


YoubeTube Legal Problems
Our Canadian lawyer of note, Viva Frei (aka David Freiheit), comments on the legal problems YoubeTube has created for itself by use of biased algorithms.
Algorithms biased against you, the user, which filter and block what you might search out or default watch.
Algorithms biased against content providers who do not meet YoubeTube criteria then exhibit extreme prejudice and financial penalties against said content, effectively blocking/quarantining the content from users/viewers.
Viva Frei has been denied “monetization” via algorithms (which was reversed) for some of his legal pontification.
Do up your seatbelt.  Mr. Freiheit talks about the same speed as Ben Shapiro:




This week the sermon is a special presentation by Hollywood actor and director Nick Searcy.  Mr. Searcy is a Hollywood rarity – he is an avowed conservative, and not about to hide the fact.
Joe and I enjoyed very much the series “Justified“, where Mr. Searcy played a supporting role as Chief Deputy United States Marshall Art Mullen.
Justified can be viewed on Amazon Prime and Netflix.
We also enjoyed this humorous good-natured frank point of view from an insider.
This presentation was made at Hillsdale College in February, 2020.
The subject of Mr. Searcy’s speech is “Politics in Hollywood”:


This week in Vernon BC had a surprise ending.
All week it was mild, above zero overnight and often sunny during the day.
By Friday, most of the snow had retreated: melted or sublimated.
Lots of standing water in the yard.
Much gumbo clay clinging to boots, mucking up jeans.
Oh! but weren’t we happy!
Then, Saturday morning, two inches of fresh snow.
By afternoon all gone, but…..
Sunday morning, two more inches of fresh snow.
Joe is growing irritable.
I can’t console him.
We just have to wait it out.
Only 23 days to April 1st Eve.


Joe (restless) Mekanic
p.s.  Ramirez soldiers on:

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