Intentional misspellings and unusual handling of words is one of my favorite “minor” memes tbh I love it so much. Here are some of my all time favorites:

▪ Replacing “ck” with “cc” (ie. succ, thicc)

▪ Replacing “t” with “d” and vice-versa (ie. gotdamn,shid,blocket)

▪ Just… every kind of weird variation you can do with the word “fuck” (ie. fuckening, fucky)

▪ Weird jumbling of curse words that somewhat resemble something coherent (ie. mother fuck of a shit, shut the hell your mouth)

▪ Replacing a vowel in a word with another (ie. borger)

Reminds me of archaic high German and annoys the dickens out of my brain.










AW GREAT now I’m googling a bunch of extinct megafauna like Arctotherium, Argentavis magnificens, and Sarcosuchus imperator

Sarcosuchus imperator: proof that crocodilian evolution DIDN’T FUCK AROUND

Purussaurus: proof that not fucking around is an art form

Argentavis magnificens: the reason sky gods had bird symbols




If I had pictures of size comparisons between an Irish Elk and a human being I’d put those here because ho damn.

The Pleistocene is the reason we have nightmares.

yall gotta include pelagornis!!!

Some of the most complete hominid skeletons discovered were found in bird’s nests. But people say I’m an impossibility.




This is true. The director of Jeepers Creepers 3, Victor Salva, is a convicted child molester. He sexually assaulted a child while on the set of a movie he directed back in the 90s. He filmed the assault and was also charged with possession of child pornography. Don’t support this movie or give it a cent of your money. It’s already hard enough for sexual assault victims to come out with what happened, especially if their abuser has a lot of power and money. Don’t add on to the trend of forgiving celebrity rapists. STOP GIVING THESE MEN FREE PASSES. 

don’t scroll past this with a wave of the hand, this is 100% real.

(italics include links)

 aside from molesting a 12-year-old boy, this man admitted to oral sex with a child under fourteen and was also found guilty of having possession of child pornography (in the form of magazines and tapes) in his home.

salva made a sex tape of him and a minor (actually multiple sex tapes) where he both gave and received oral sex.

now, for some reason, child molester doesn’t elicit the type of outrage that i’d hope it would, so i’ll put it a different way. victor salva had sex with a minor, therefore he is a rapist. salva committed statutory rape, and he does not deserve to be breathing, much less have his movie watched.

FYI Nathan Forest Winters, the survivor of Victor Salva’s abuse, is trying to raise money to start a non profit organisation to help victims and survivors of child sex abuse

He only has 522$ raised so far. Even if you can’t donate i think it’s a campaign worth sharing and boosting. 

From the campaign page:

“my name is nathan forrest winters. i am a child sex abuse survivor. known for my role as casey in the 1987 horror film ‘clownhouse’ written and directed by victor salva known best for the films ‘powder’ and the ‘jeepers creepers’ series and being the man that sexually abused me for six years of my childhood. towards the end of ’87 salva was convicted of 5 counts of child molestation and sentenced to three years. of which he served a mere eighteen months at a treatment center in napa valley california. i am currently outlining a nation wide speaking tour at various key and pertinent venues to raise awareness, educate and provide information and tools to stop sexual child abuse at all levels. i am also in the beginning stages of starting a non-profit organization “we R their voice ” to be the voice for our children who virtually have none in our judicial system. to bring this epidemic out into the forefront. we as a whole in this country have been too afraid to face such an unspeakable topic and continue to turn a blind eye. which has allowed these predators of our children to go unchecked for too long. just a few of many disturbing facts is that every 98 seconds an american is sexually assaulted. every 8 minutes that victim is a child. meanwhile only 6 out of every 1,000 perpetrators is convicted. united victims and survivors, parents and children can make this world safer. education is prevention and the more light we shed on these darkest of crimes, the fewer shadows there will be for them to hide.”







In the days before recorded music, I wonder if nobles ever instructed their chamber musicians to play their latest favorite song like twenty times in a row.

Fun fact: Yes. Yes, they did.

Nobles were the only ones that really listened to music and to hear it you had to actually go to a concert. There wasn’t a such thing as background music yet, and whenever there was music people would listen intently. If a piece was particularly stirring, they would give a standing ovation and they would have to play the same piece over again. I suppose this would happen more than a few times so, maybe not twenty times in a row, but close. 

Honestly, what better thing did they have to do with their lives anyway?

What about a terrible song over and over but with another song played once in the middle

“Bard!  I wish thee to play ‘What is newe, O Pussy Catte’ twenty times!  But, hark!  After the seventh play, play ONE ‘It bee notte unusual’”

Yes. This happened. Often. One reason why Michaelmass saw me as far from the city as possible.

Question; were the musicians as dead behind the eyes while forcing a smile as I think they must have been? Because I’m picturing the thousand-yard stare of a Best Buy employee on Black Friday here.

Remember, the only time they’ve heard or played the song was when they’ve heard or played it. Saturation would have occurred at only a slightly different rate for the musicians as for the hearer. Travel times were different. They played that song perhaps at three villages before this one? Instead of the thousands of times one does it in concert these days, with airplanes and buses. So yes, they did eventually go dead in the eyes, but not necessarily as quickly as one might think.







If you would go out of your way to argue how easy it is for capital to automate away jobs when labor costs become too high, then you should probably know that you’re giving all kinds of credibility to those of us who advocate fully-automated luxury communism. I mean, think about it: you’re arguing that so much of human labor ISN’T NECESSARY because said jobs can be done by machines, and yet you STILL want the bulk of humanity to pointlessly scrape by laboring for the capitalist class, receiving meager wages to buy the shit they helped generate in the first place. The above billboard is a THREAT. Let’s not mince words – that billboard is bourgeois propaganda designed to turn the working class against each other and against the broader goals of resource democratization. “If you fight for a basic livable wage, just know that you’re easily replaceable, peon!”

This is what leftists mean when they say that capitalism is an economic system filled to the brim with tensions and contradictions; it’s also what they mean when they say that capitalism inevitably produces its own gravediggers. Automation is one of those gravediggers, and it’s a major one at that. As more and more jobs become automated in the coming decades, the working class will face widespread dispossession, ramping up revolutionary class consciousness in the process. At that point, capitalism will either focus on generating more superfluous jobs for people to work or set about instituting a universal basic income – regardless, the point is to keep enough scraps flowing downward so that people don’t call for a broader system change. In this way, capitalism’s ruling class can maintain control over the wealth-producing means of production and imperialist capital accumulation can continue unrestrained.

For these reasons, “more jobs” and universal basic incomes are not enough. We need to democratize the broader social infrastructure and eliminate the profit system. If you recognize how possible it is to automate away human labor, then you should defenestrate yourself out of the Overton Window and use some political imagination – cut out the unnecessary jobs, automate all the labor you can, produce for human need rather than elite profit, and you end up with drastically reduced working hours and bountiful leisure time. This is the essence of fully-automated luxury communism – the natural conclusion of the conditions that capitalism set in motion.

Be wary of automation in the present climate, but always trace it back to the class struggle. Robots taking our jobs SHOULD be cause for celebration; why should we treat these potential liberators as harbingers of dispossession? Technological advancements are pushing us exponentially towards a de facto post-scarcity world, where everyone’s needs can be comfortably met alongside their desires for community and leisure and entertainment, and yet we’re held back by Empire’s insistence on keeping the means of production hoarded under the command of a superfluous ruling class. As long as we are divided into capitalists and workers, humanity will never know full liberation.

TL;DR: automating jobs will eventually get rid of working for profit, cut down the class system, and give everybody time to focus on whatever they want to do.

Exactly, with automation will actually come more jobs and better paying jobs to manage those technologist. Technology always statistically creates more jobs than it destroys.

Okay but that’s also what we want to avoid. It’s not about resigning ourselves to HAVING to work a job just so we can access resources – it should be about determining what jobs are actually necessary for meeting people’s needs and for the maintenance of society, what jobs can be automated away, and how to properly transition towards a system that produces for need rather than for profit (and hopefully eventually reaching a point of abundant post-scarcity that money itself could be feasibly abolished from there), all accomplished by democratic control of the means of production and the infrastructure. I’m sick of this liberal discourse that keeps shifting all these radical developments in technology back towards the status quo, where the wealth-producing machines are still controlled by elites and where we have to just keep inventing new jobs for people to work so they can access resources. If feudalism couldn’t cope with the advancements in technology that eventually made feudal relations obsolete, then capitalism won’t be able to cope with the coming advancements in technology as well, try as it might – scarcity will have to be enforced (more so than it is now), more pointless jobs will be created, and politicians will opt for redistributive universal basic incomes in an attempt to stabilize the whole thing. We need to seize the opportunity to put the exponentially-increasing reach of technology to work for the benefit of humanity, not just for human benefit when it’s convenient to capitalists.

So this post reminded me of something from my childhood, and I couldn’t place what, until I remembered this joke from the Jetsons:

Now in the show this is obviously a statement about how easy Mr Jetson has it in the future’s workforce, but it more effectively highlights the absurdity of a capitalist system once technology has become able to automate entry-level labor: no one NEEDS Mr Jetson to do anything, but because his value in society is entirely based on income and thus employment, they need to FABRICATE a role for him to fill. In reality the only human necessary to keep the plant running is (maybe) Mr. Spacely, but goodness knows we can’t let EVERYONE enjoy an upper-middle class income in management, so they give him a bunch of useless peons to boss around all day.

The capitalist system the Jetsons live in finds THIS absurd future preferable to a system where everyone’s basic needs are met using the massive surplus generated by a fully automated workforce. The people who paid for the billboard in the original post above are even LESS sympathetic, as they’d apparently blame US for “making” them fire 90% of their employees in order to remain competitive. What a grand system, this capitalism.

also in regards to that post above about automation creating “better jobs”: automation today is not like the automation of the 20th century. it’s getting rid of more jobs much faster than it’s creating any. if an electronic cashier is putting human cashiers out of business, those people can’t just up and learn coding or IT. it’s not that simple.

at the end of the day though? I’m tired of talking about jobs. I’m tired of hearing politicians say “more jobs,” like pointless and inefficient positions that exist solely to give someone a job are anything to be proud of “creating.” I’m telling y’all it’s inevitable that luxury communism will come once we stop placing so much importance on the Almighty Job

I appreciate the discussion in this post. There are some very simple measures that would ensure the future of humanity would not be a bleak one, but they are so culturally different from the norm, that I fear the economically privileged will never allow them to happen. They’re simply too far outside the bailiwick. For example, making education free, so that those who have not been able to find employment in service or skilled but small fields can go and simply educate themselves in something interesting, to therefore supply us with the advancement to make new automated systems. Or the dissolution of currency so that a person can simply go back to the learning of a skilled trade in some sort of craft that will always be in demand, when automation and mass-production become the standard. The truth is, the more educated and the more advanced humanity becomes, the more it must necessarily tend toward one of two paths: extreme fascism, or socialism. There’s no way around it.



My gentle readers know I’m quite partial to this season. I’ve gone on and on about how it’s the one time of year I get to be myself with convenience, thanks to your modern holidays. It’s also the time of snacks and treats. But most importantly to me…

It’s the date the experiment began.

Halloween, 2011.

So I’d like to have a bit of a virtual party, as big as the internet will allow! To that end, there will be several components, including prizes!

Costume Contest:

To enter, just submit to my blog, a (URL signed) picture of your costume, your child’s costume, your photo from your party, whatever you like (do keep it safe for work). I will add the tag “Simon’s Halloween costume contest” at the bottom. The entries will be upvoted by readers in the form of likes. The one with the most likes will win. I will accept one child and one adult winner.

The prize for the adult will be one of my books, signed, and a Pocket Simon™. For the child, a Pocket Simon™ and a children’s book of my choosing with a hand-written note (likely about eating your vegetables).

Pumpkin Carving Contest:

Submit to this blog a picture of your carving signed with your URL, and some proof of the date in the photo, so that it is obvious it is your work. The prize will be the same as above.

Food Contest:

Submit to my blog a picture of your holiday treats, sign them with your URL, these too will be upvoted by readers. If you would like to post a video of someone tasting your treat, that is also acceptable! Post it to your own blog and send the post directly to my messenger inbox. I will link all the food posts with the tag “Simon’s Halloween Treat Contest”

The prizes will be a signed book and special food-related treat from me. No, not a body part. Something safe for you to eat. It’s a surprise.

The deadline for the contests is November 1. Anyone may enter, so do feel free to reblog this to your followers.

Movie Night:

I’ll be hosting scary movies the week before Halloween – films of my choosing, and a chance to entertain yourself among other gentle readers. Perhaps we may even play a rousing game of Monsters Against Humanity (online game of Cards Against Humanity with me). Perhaps even for a prize, to make it interesting.

If you can think of any other entertaining things we can get up to, do feel free to let me know! I’m quite happy to add events.

Fun fun fun!

Will you be participating, Young Lady?


Requiring vehicles to have certain features?
Limiting which vehicles people are allowed to own?
Prohibiting vehicles in some places?
Limiting how a vehicle is allowed to be used?



I’ve been sharing a lot of parody news lately and it’d be a crime if I didn’t share my absolute favorite one

What is “playfully racist”? Is it the type in which one suggests the Jews may have enjoyed the Holocaust, or the one that talks about how much work ethic the Mexicans have when out in the fields? Perhaps it’s the one where people talk about slavery as a migratory pattern.

I…am appalled that someone even said those words. It’s rather like calling an insane fascist dictator with a Nuclear bomb, “Little Rocket Man” in an open forum.

I just really want to share with you, but I had a dream where in it were if a good fae creature died or a human who was being good at the time of death, in their spot they’d turn in to colorful beautiful flower no matter where they died and the flowers stayed there for at least 30 years before dying itself. At one point a mix of humans and far creatures simultaneously died for no reason & turned into a amazingly beautiful patch of flowers bad smack in the middle of a newly made piece of concrete

That’s lovely and horrifying. Well done.

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