meek and mild

tells you that ya

gotta whack ya child


… or you ain’t going to Heaven, Baby~!

Or not. Religion confuses me, especially the two great Abrahamic religions of Peace, Love, Compassion and mercy.

But that’s just me—as a dum’ old dog I’m easily confused … which is why I look for contradictions all the time.

In the meanwhile—

A woman’s devotion to scripture took a literal turn when she used a leather strap inscribed with the “spare the rod, spoil the child” proverb to discipline two children.

Okay. Now we’re cooking with gas. In this country you’re not allowed to beat up your kids. The Law says ‘Tut~!’

But if the Good Book says otherwise … which is The Ass?

When police examined the leather strap, they found writing on it.  One one side it said “The Rod” along with Proverbs 13.24, which is commonly referred to as “spare the rod, spoil the child”. 

Sourced NZ media ‘STUFF’:  CLICK HERE 

There we are then; case dismiss—counter-sue for victimisation, trial by media, police brutality etc. She should get hefty recompense (and the church a huge donation from police funds) (for victimisation and ‘police brutality’, no?)

But I’m not sure I understand this bit—

On the other side of the strap it said “Heavy duty sh..”

—could she charged with offensive language instead? What of the boys—won’t they grow up to become sadistic little monsters, Hitlers, drunken drug addicts and rapists?

Or will Jesus forgive everybody and make His feelings known to the law makers, the mother, the boys, the readers, and the makers of straps? Or has He already done so and they’re doing it?


“Sadist!”   “MY will being done, Horny! Stay the hell outa my space!”




Devil 2 BOP





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and I’m left scratching. All over …

“…The film also details the story of Lamarr as an inventor. “She came up with a secure communication system that was really about helping the Allies beat the Nazis in the Atlantic,” Dean said. “Wireless torpedoes were being blown up by Nazi ‘wolfpacks.’”

Lamarr worked to create a system called “frequency hopping” in which torpedoes would “hop” between frequencies to avoid detection …”

source:  CLICK HERE 

The ‘Lamarr’ referred to is of course Hedy, film star (boom boom~!) of a few years back. I had no idea that she was the slightest bit technical but there ya go. I also had no idea the wolfpacks could capture control of allied torpedoes so it’s learning curves all round.

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lines of thought triggered by the above ref’d article, I came upon this gem—

The Kriegsmarine and Royal Navy promptly identified and eliminated the problems. In the United States Navy, there was an extended wrangle over the problems plaguing the Mark 14 torpedo (and its Mark 6 exploder). Cursory trials had allowed bad designs to enter service. Both the Navy Bureau of Ordnance and the United States Congress were too busy protecting their own interests to correct the errors, and fully functioning torpedoes only became available to the USN twenty-one months into the Pacific War.[33]

source:  CLICK HERE 

—forcing once again this plaintive bleat: that in times of active unpleasantness the guys responsible for the procurement of vital equipments must be made to accompany them into the field:

Their invention was granted a patent … and at that time the U.S. Navy was not receptive to considering inventions coming from outside the military.[22] Only in 1962  … did an updated version of their design appear on Navy ships.[29]

Think of Self Interest as a wee bit of essential Quality Assurance if you like—there’s nothing quite like it for real motivation.





questions require hard-and-fast answers. (Other than mathematics there ain’t no H & F answers—all else is opinion.)

Don’t fret, your current opinion is ‘in’. For now. Last year’s facts, sadly, are often ‘out’ (facts from a generation ago? Fuggedaboudem).

Just make the most of any windows of opportunity; you know, the old gather ye rosebuds whilst ye may—

“Mr Argus, Sir?”

“Yes, Pest? I mean, yes, Little Virginia?”

“Sir … does this mean that ‘facts’ per se are merely fashion?”

“Indeed, Child. Well said!”


What provoked me this time?

“… Archaeologists may have uncovered the oldest known prehistoric school, where it seems young hominins were taught how to make flint tools, butcher animals, and master other skills necessary to survive in the Stone Age about 400,000 years ago … scientists are wondering  whether it means Homo sapiens itself evolved much earlier than is currently thought.
The notion … is based on analysis of hundreds of flint stones and fragments found in Qesem Cave, in central Israel, a spot that hominins called home from 400,000 to 200,000 years ago.
The discovery may attest that our ancestors developed complex cultural patterns … much earlier than believed … adds to mounting evidence from around the world that has already pushed back the clock on the evolution of modern humans by at least 100,000 years, and challenged the idea that Homo sapiens developed in Africa …”

read more: CLICK HERE 

Actually, I don’t really care. Some advice—

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(With apologies to the author—I made a wee tweak to bring his outdated stuff into line with current thinking)


I’m still getting my muzzle around the thought that someone could live in a cave for two hundred thousand years, let alone four hundred thousand—

wassup, Doc?

Bugger! Er … anyone got a shoehorn?

—it couldn’t have been easy.




(below) actually mean? This is the standard of definitive news reporting, in the English language, in New Zealand today:

“Over the past three decades alone, the Navy’s fleet has shrunk from almost 600 ships to 308 today. It included nearly 1200 aircraft and more than 130,000 sailors and civilians.”

And then—

“While the US Navy’s operations overseas are growing considerably, it has been forced to navigate through some serious accidents while showing brute force to its enemies.”

—which is brilliantly ‘poetic’ and ‘clever’ … but is it accurate? (Clue: does the US’s navy actually have any enemies?)

“Mr Argus, Sir~”

Oh no …

“Yes, Little Ollivia?”

“Are you nit-picking again, Sir?”

“Wars have been started through miscommunications, Missy. No.”

But don’t fret. The laws for The Draft are, I understand, still in place although in abeyance and in The Land Of The Free they can be invoked with a stroke of a pen at any time.

There, problem solved. And if the gobs are disgruntled—

“Mr Argus, Sir~”

“Yes, Little Ollivia?”

… … … I don’t like you, Sir …”

“I don’t like meself sometimes, Kiddo …”


Jolly chappies

“Don’t listen to ’em, Don … ya doin’ just great!”

—shackle the ungrateful little snowflakes to their oars~! Bring back the cat, I say! Keelhaul the bastards! Or even better … set up a few Commissions of Enquiry.


Problem solved. (If it actually is a problem, and not just some disgusting little oik reporter out to make a name for herself.)


The above quotes from:  CLICK HERE




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Regardless, I for one am a bit impressed …


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Put me down for both.

Especially crank … right now allowing curiosity to dominate.

I keep asking myself: WRT the Great Sphinx of Giza—what/why/how/etc the knob on the beast’s chest?


we get down to the gritty (pun intentional!) let us not forget that said beast spent a significant amount of time covered up to the neck in sand.

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One might ask ‘How long has that region been sandy?’ and into many answers try to work the Establishment’s (now abandoned) notions of slaves dragging all those cute little pyramid blocks on rollers up wee ramps. (Dragging across loose sands ain’t easy … so how long has it been not-sand?)


is digression and we need to get back to the lump on his chest. Her chest. Bugger … the model for the sculptor had a cancer, perhaps?  (I wish I were omniscient)(or had the sympathies of one.)

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Damn … there it is again …

Dr Schoch (re)dated the Sphinx after due consideration—and decided that it is just a little older than The Establishment bleats. The actual antiquity seems to be a moving target of opportunity opinion.

But don’t fret—

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—the wee lump is still there; ‘they’ haven’t covered it over. Yet.

Now back to my query:

is it there by design,

or a work of Nature?



—I should have noted the source for this wee snippet, but as final words—

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—I didn’t.

Another blasted crank (possibly a bit ahead of his time).






Inflatable-Globe-Toy-Ball-Baby-Early-Educational-Teaching-Tool-Inflated-Beach-Ball-Kids-Learning-and-PlayingFOR REAL …

How ’bout that!? And here I was rubbishing all those ‘little green men’ who are thought (by some) to have built the pyramids—

To read from one of the many sources:  CLICK HERE

So there.

Alone in the universe, we are not? (But don’t fret, you are under no threat of invasion or being lumbered with yet more blasted pyramids. Tut~!)





dodoso please pass the Tinfoil Hat.


of cranks. Many modern, some so old they were cranks before cranks were even invented. I put my interests down to the ‘wotif’ syndrome. You know, the old ‘wotif this rubbish is actually real‘?


against supposition. Lots of those about, so take your pick. All welcome—whoever controls the purse shrieks the loudest and establishes The Only Truth.


I’m fascinated by ancient stuff. Especially the Pyramids of Egypt and South America (we won’t mention the colossals of China ‘cos the Chinese are frantically hiding theirs under artificial forests); and, of course, ancient stonework that if the reports are true quite simply shouldn’t be there.


(every man can be excused a harmless hobby, no?) by pondering enigmae put up by cranks such as Graham Hancock, Dr Schoch (geologist who re-dated the Sphinx and so embarrassed outraged The Establishment*), Bauval, Jimmy**, J A West, and oodles of others.



looked at a few of the works the above cranks were investigating and noted that some of the markings on some of the stonework had patterns suggestive of the appearance of worked plastic stone; ie concrete or similar. One (Davidovitz) even suggested that the Giza pyramid blocks were cast in situ. To each his own, but the commonality here ‘is appearance of worked plastic stone’.


have looked at the finish of some of the stoneworks (even the great Petrie was impressed) and declared that zillions of slaves, whips, and long skinny ramps aside … the precision of the emplaced stonework and associated artefacts precludes oafs with stone pounders (and/or copper chisels).


the less than credible “little green men from beyond the stars” and keeping our problems in house:  how?


reading Fawcett’s book, located my own copy, and had a quick blitz. Fascinating stuff, but I was delighted to quickly find the reference I was after—


—and if you read on from there you’ll find a wee anecdote about nephew’s silver spurs eroding to diddley-squat as he hoofed through some low bushery.

It could of course be a huge giggle at my expense, no? But if true would answer a lot of questions—

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Ooops … more words than most people like, so I’ll draw a halt here.




*  Outraged them, yes … but they cannot refute him.

** Of ‘Bright Insight’ on u-tube. You wanna real crank? Go gettum, Tiger! But is he, though?



brutes? Been there, done that.

But not quite to that degree … unqualified … (I’m a modern)—

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—and what is so impressive here is how ancient stone-age brutes could not only create immaculate (and gorgeous!) works of true art but they could do it so far underground, with nary an LED, tungsten filament or pressure lantern among the lot of ’em.

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just look at the scale of the wee enterprise in the image above.

Blow it up large if you have to, then ponder tools, methods, motivations. If you mutter “WTF” please feel free to add “HTF”, which makes better sense ‘cos the ‘wot’ is already established—it’s the ‘How’ that intrigues me, leavened on occasion with an occasional ‘Why?’.  (YTF?)

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a modern, boldly going where no man has gone for many thousands of years …


often an ‘assumptive’ science. I.e. guesswork. Is it such a good thing?*

Further still, size is only a crude measure of the power of a brain. After all, our own brains have shrunk by 10% since the last ice age. Analysis of the H. naledi skull has provided evidence that their brains may have undergone substantial organization and specialization like the brains of our immediate ancestors did …

to read more: CLICK HERE

Artistic ability,  size of brain, lust for adventure, stupidity? Are these qualities that define us as humans? Certainly they seem uncomfortably timeless …

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If the singer sets the scale … them hairless apes were pretty dam’ tall …


cave exploring it was from curiosity. No other reason, I was young, stupid**; and no, I didn’t leave any souvenirs or cave ‘art’ …

… and I didn’t find God.

Here, kitty kitty kitty ...

Argus … you didn’t go down deep enough~!


*  Your guess is as good as mine …

** by today’s standards



… I really wish they’d quit monkeying around with it—


As an old dog with the lame brain of a dead duck and the outlook of a disappointed cynic I just cannot keep up. Honestly …

… just when we thought it was safe to get back into the gene pool, with our immaculate pedigrees dating back via Neanderthals and such to a few tatty monkeys in Africa, some blasted egghead springs stuff like this on us—


—and this (same only different)—


—and I just can’t keep up. Does it all mean that books will have to be rewritten, theories rethunk, facts made de-facto and/or disenfacticated?

Will this guy get (gulp~!) … demoted?

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