Daily Archives: October 7, 2013

Mastering the empty gesture – how can regular people compete?

Hi readers.  Thanks for coming by.

If you’re like me you probably spend a lot of time trying to come up with empty gestures you can use to create the illusion you’re doing something meaningful. 

Texas Thumb and Finger Signs

Naturally we all want to convey the impression to those around us that what we’re doing is important, and by extension, that we personally are important.  But regular people are trying to do something at home that really requires experts to pull off.

For instance, wossname, the guy in the White House right now, provides perfect examples we could follow if only we mastered the subtle nuances.

Obama walks to sandwich shop to try to win points on budget

Obama wades into debate over NFL Washington Redskins’ name

No, it isn’t just the White House.  Masters of the empty gesture are there in all levels of government robbing the macho of regular people:

Ohio says may seek execution drugs from compounding pharmacies

U.S. judge orders release of mentally ill Guantanamo prisoner

Citizens, limited by their own lack of training, experience and imaginations are reduced to the mundane, inane and vapid:

Women seek access to traditionally male-only Mormon gathering

Man who set himself on fire near monuments in Washington dies

The oppressive hoarding by government and politicians of empty gesture expertise has to end in our great land.  Our sainted ancestors fought hard throughout our history to provide us with empty gestures as a source of pride and accomplishment.  But today, who ever heard of the Boston Tea Party?

Back in the day we knew what empty gestures were down at grassroots levels.  We didn’t need any politicians and their one-upsmanship robbing our macho.

Old Jules

Name that species: competing space aliens – recognizing our breeders

Good morning readers.  Thanks for coming by for a read.

For reasons not fully understood two competing species of our space alien breeders are in a slugout over the mothballed NASA space shuttle launch site in Florida.  Evidently they’re after a backup plan to get the hell out of Dodge in case human beings become restive about being selectively bred for food.

This, of course, is of no consequence to most of us because we’re loyal to the general concept and do everything we can to cooperate with their goals.  We don’t know enough about the differences in the aliens to prefer one set over the other.

For that reason, the battle between the two species offers a rare opportunity to study and recognize subtle differences in appearance between the ones who prefer fat human meat in their diets, and those who enjoy the offspring of beefy football types joined with cheerleaders.

Notice the subtle differences.

These rare photos depict examples of the two species currently competing for the Get-the-hell-out-of-Dodge bolt hole NASA’s offering to lease.

As you can see, species #1 makes no attempt to disguise the fact hair doesn’t grow easily, whereas careful examination of species #2 at the hairline clearly shows the artificial surgical placement of entire scalp.  The eyes and lips are a dead giveaway to allow us to recognize the differences, as well.

But pay particular attention to the ears of species #1.  That ear was obviously taken from one of the food items after a certain amount of struggle, probably during the course of a meal.   Meanwhile, species #2 has natural ears that only needed trimming to allow for adequate disguise as human ears.

For we menu items the issue of which species gets the Space Shuttle launchpad is probably of no consequence.  But it does provide a means to better understand the sort of creatures we’ll end up providing sustenance for.

We are, after all, what we get eaten by.

Old Jules