“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”
by Norman Thomas




"walls of the city" logo conceptualized by Oleg Volk and executed by Linoge. Logo is © "walls of the city".

since this just happened

Yes, that is the Firefly / D&D alignment chart I drew up years ago, being featured on Google+’s “What’s Hot” (right next to some further inanity from the dick who exhorts others to not be like him, sadly, but I will take what I can get).  Shiny. 

Since it got that kind of attention, I figure I might as well post this: 

Yeah.  […]

the one advantage to hanging up my keyboard

I cannot tell you the last time that happened. 

Also, I can make things like this: 


can’t stop the signal

I could have told you this was going to happen:

This playset has an interesting history. Originally the design was put up on the LEGO CUUSOO site with the possibility of becoming an actual LEGO branded product with a required 10,000 votes. After just a couple of months, in what must have been some sort of speed record, all votes were obtained and success seemed imminent. Much to the chagrin […]

because it is shiny

I have, and need, no better excuse than that for this: 

What’s that, you say?  It looks remarkably like something from some movie or television series you might have seen once upon a time? 

I have no idea what you are talking about. 

None at all. 

In all seriousness, this is far from an every-day carry […]

i told him to sit down

That is perhaps the stillest Pixel has ever been wearing that hat… 

(Kitten-sized cunning hat courtesy of Nancy R.

cunning kittehs

So in the process of discussing the logistics of how to blow up my mortgage, the following conversation transpired: 

@bobslaughter:  @linoge_wotc NP put me down as interested then. BTW, have you ever told @adamsbaldwin about your copy of Vera?

@linoge_wotc@bobslaughter I did. Even sent him this:http://tinyurl.com/culss9y No response.@adamsbaldwin

@adamsbaldwin@linoge_wotc […]

vote for jayne!

So the Jayne Kittehs are on I Can Haz Cheezburger, here and here

I think you are supposed to go vote for them and then maybe they will end up on the front page?  I honestly cannot say I am terribly familiar with how the Cheezburger system works… 

(Cunning hat courtesy of Nancy R.

the cat(s) they called jayne

(Google Reader viewers will have to click through to see the contextual video; no idea why it does not show up.) 

(Kitten-sized Jayne hat courtesy of the inimitable Nancy R.


does this make it "classic"?

Huh. Apparently it has been ten years since Firefly first aired (in truth, the anniversary will come on 20SEP12).

As I told someone after a particularly strenuous karate class, "So this is what getting old feels like…"

I will confess that I have never seen Firefly on network television; at the time it first aired (out of order, irregularly, and at strange timeslots, thanks to the idiots at Fox), I was […]

internal inconsistency annoys me

Dear LEGO executives,

You suck.

Sincerely, Me.

Seriously. Explain to me exactly how the Firefly/Serenity ‘verse "contain[s] content that is not appropriate for our core target audience of children ages 6-11", but a movie franchise that features face-melting Nazis and cannibals who kidnap, brainwash, and enslave children and then eventually rip out their hearts does not? Or how about another universe where […]

shiny, let’s be bad guys

For the uninitiated: 

And, yes, I know, wrong t-shirt and gun, no jacket, and Mr. Cobb has a lot of muscle on me, but still… 

(Original image courtesy of Oleg VolkSaiga 12 short barrel shotgun courtesy of Coal Creek Armory.) 


two, please

Go here.

Press "Support".


(Courtesy of Merlin’s Musings.)

the short verdict

At 1138 today, 1 With a Bullet made the correct guess of "Short Barrel Saiga", and, in fairness, lucusloc was this close on the very first picture, but he went a slightly different direction with his guess.

Anywise, here is the new toy:

Not my best work, but this week has been crazy busy at […]

would that i had the drawer space

Why are awesome t-shirts always so expensive?

Also this one, and this one, and this one, and this one, and…

(Courtesy of Low Dog on the Totem Pole.)

browncoats have bucks

By now, my readers should be more than aware of the fact that I am a proud Browncoat – I missed Firefly when it first aired on Fox, but on my parents’ urgings, I found the DVDs, and I am pretty sure I watched the entire series all the way through once I started.  And then found time to watch it again.  And have since watched it more times than I […]

all of them… better worlds

Once again, Chris Muir knocks it clean out of the park

If you do not understand the reference, I do not know you… 

serenity’s sake

If you ever need something random to give me, a set of these (or even one) would do just fine.

(Courtesy of Mike W.)

things always get a little more complicated

Thankfully, this is not a concern for me, from various directions, but I have to admit that it would factor in:

(Courtesy of Alan.)

help nathan buy firefly

On the one hand, it could be very easily argued that I am remarkably behind the curve on this, especially given my status as a Browncoat.

On the other hand, I was biding my time to see where this might go, and whether or not it was even going to clear the strip.

Regardless, here is how it is.

In a recent interview, Nathan Fillion (otherwise known as Captain Malcolm […]

dedicated to my recent muse

Watch it to the end, and the last line of this post will finally make sense.

(Thanks to Patrick for the pointers.)