Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Fun personal conversation...

Two nights ago, My Lady decided that she would like to cook. This is a rare, and usually wonderful treat for me... Anyhoo... Her experiment was, um... Not quite as brilliant a success as she had hoped...

Tuckmac, sitting on the sofa after dinner, turns to His Lady, "Well, at least I didn't have to cook dinner tonight."

Her wry reply, "Yeah, but you had to eat it."



Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Every now and again...

The Onion just makes my day.........

Diebold Leaks Election Results

I'm just not sure how 'un-true' this story really is, to be completely honest....



Thursday, February 14, 2008

Sometimes you can't help it.


Tuesday, February 12, 2008

One of the top Justices in the U.S. Supreme Court is a cunt

Okay, I realise that that title is REALLY going to surprise a number of Yanks, and quite a few of my British readers as well... But... I think I'm fully within my rights to classify Justice Antonin Scalia as a cunt.


Oh, I don't know... 'Cause he condones, nay ENDORSES torture.
    "I suppose it's the same thing about so-called torture. Is it really so easy to determine that smacking someone in the face to determine where he has hidden the bomb that is about to blow up Los Angeles is prohibited in the Constitution?" he asked.

    "It would be absurd to say you couldn't do that. And once you acknowledge that, we're into a different game" Scalia said. "How close does the threat have to be? And how severe can the infliction of pain be?" link
Yeah... Um...

Mr Scalia... Yeah... MISTER. You do NOT deserve to call yourself a Justice any more... And frankly, if I should EVER come before you and your court, please understand that me calling you "your Honour" will NEVER F-ING HAPPEN!

I find it really quite amazing, that ME as a lapsed-Catholic can say UNequivocally that there is NO BLOODY REASON TO TORTURE ANYONE FOR ANY BLOODY REASON WHAT SO BLOODY EVER!!!!

If a person has killed my mother, and is holding my wife hostage, and my dog... And all of my family... I will NOT bloody torture that person.

If I am being killed slowly from slow drips of hydrochloric acid and all I have to do is "waterboard" a so called terrorist and the pain would stop...


Do you F-ING understand you f-ing cunt?!?!??!?!?!?!?

Torture is fucking torture. That's all it is. It's been proven that information gained under duress is 73% Un-bloody-reliable... And here YOU bloody well are... Talking about how it would be 'absurd' to NOT torture the person?

Are you bloody well F-ing in-f-ing-sane????????

Mr. Scalia... If there's a bomb in Los Angeles, or Minneapolis, and you torture someone to get the information as to where the bomb is... And you save hundreds of thousand of lives, and ooops... The 'terrorist' suffers from water-boarding or 'smacks in the face' well... Frankly...


It's not bloody worth it.

We've dragged ourselves down to THEIR bloody level. We've turned ourselves into THEM.

We've lost our moral values.

We've lost what MAKES us who we are.

We've died.

You've killed us.

You've destroyed everything that makes us who we are.

You have KILLED us as good moral people.

You are a cunt, sir.

A f-ing bloody cunt.

-- T


Saturday, February 09, 2008

It's time for some cheese-sandwich

In addition to a brief 'catch up' in Tuckmac's life, I'll also throw a few links up, hmm? Kill two blogs with one entry, so to say.


It's cold. Let me preface my entry with the fact that it's BLOODY cold. There are polar bears outside my window saying, "Holy crap. It's damn cold out here."

Supposedly, this is the last really cold snap of the year. Well, I should bloody-well hope so.

(If you haven't noticed, Minnesotans tend to start kvetching more about the winter once we've hit mid-February. The Winters in Minnesota are long, and it gets tiring.)

Today was so cold (with really frigid wind-chills) that I honestly lost my breath... I tried to inhale, but some weird autonomic-response mechanism in my brain WOULDN'T LET ME. It was spooky. And cold. But I digress.

It's been a busy week at work, culminating in 'Trustee Day Friday' yesterday. That's right... The "All High and Mighty Gods" of the place I work for, rained down upon us. It's rather strange, really... To see folks that generally are the 'ruling elite' of the College start running around like chickens with their heads cut off... Getting ready to show the "Trustees" just how wonderful the place is doing... Och weel... As far as I can tell... Most of us (including the Dean's office, and the President's office) are going a marvellous job, and so... Yeah. But it's still a bit tense.

My Lady has been working her tail off the past couple of weeks we've been back from Britain. And yeah... Work from the gallery has been up there, but... Man... She just became the Assistant Manager at the Best Pub in Minneapolis and thus has been working really hard to make the pub work even better than it does. If you know Fiona, you'll know that she's unable to do anything but throw 100% of herself towards a project. It's a gift of hers that she's not ONLY able to do so (thus looking really good) but somehow enjoys doing so.

Yeah... That's about it for the catch-up. We work... We sleep... We walk our fuzzy-headed dog... And that's the sum total of our lives.

There's more to life than that. But for the moment, we're not able to go 'there' yet. But we will eventually.

Um... Yeah. So... I thought I'd also do a "linky-day Wednesday" for all of you, especially since it's been a while. Some of these links have made their way around the "inter-tubes" for a while, I'm sure... But I'm also FAIRLY sure that I haven't linked to them yet. It's actually getting hard to remember what I've linked to in my 'special posts' and what I have YET to link to... So... I want to throw out a brief... "I'm sorry I'm a git" if I double-link to something. Now, that being said... On with Linky Day Wednesday (Saturday edition):
  • This is a serious 'brief' from what I'm assuming is an academic paper. Yeah, sounds a bit dry, but... This person also goes further than I've seen OTHERS go when it comes to explaining the way men and women THINK through their speech patterns. It was a fun read. I should say right here and now... I'm not like the 'men' in this article. But then... I'm a bit weird.
  • I have to 'geek out' occasionally... I know that most of you don't do Mac, nor do you 'do Leopard' but... If you DO, check out this Link, if you don't... Do not bother.
  • My Lady turned me on to this web-video from JibJab, but all my readers deserve to see this too, if they haven't already. It's funny. Sad. True. But funny.
  • Quick on-line joke... But as My Lady and I just returned from one HECK of a lot of airline-travel time... It was apropos.
  • Okay... Silly flash game thing, but... Squishing beans was strangely satisfying.
  • Last one for this entry... And it's a serious one. Sorry... Don't mean to end all 'serious' on you... But after returning home from across the pond... And because of some of the conversations I had with folks over there... I had to put up this screed by a writer who is able to capture my feelings better than I am able to personally write them. I'm here, folks... And no... I'm not pissing off YET.
Well... That's it for this week... Stay tuned...

I'm not going anywhere...

-- Tuckmac

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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Happy Pancake Day!

It's Pancake Day back in the UK.

I want a pancake.

But I didn't get one.


By the way... Sugar and lemon juice on pancakes is surprisingly good. Mmmmmm...

-- Tuckmac