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RFCalifornia's Journal
RFCalifornia's Journal
March 25, 2022

Would ya believe...Don Adams (Get Smart) fought in the Battle of Guadalcanal

100% True

And in the US Marines at that...

March 25, 2022

I'm a little sick of this "GenX doesn't get offended" BS

EVERYONE gets offended by something

When a right winger says they don't get offended I show them the "Jesus Fucking Christ" toon (Christians, I don't think you want to Google that, just saying)

They say it's blasphemy and then I remind them they are offended

And this seems especially true with MY generation, good ol' X

March 25, 2022

So is Putin trying to create a "Third Rome"?

Mussolini tried to make a "Third Rome" (Rome, Holy Roman Empire, Fascist Italy)

Hitler tried to make a "Third Rome" (same same, except with Nazi Germany)

Some nationalistic Orthodox have viewed the idea of a Third Rome, except it being Rome, Byzantine Empire and then Russia

March 25, 2022

This Californian made Shrimp and Grits yesterday

Stone ground grits, cooked in a quick shrimp stock I made from the shells
Later added butter and cheddar
Cooked the diced bacon, then cooked the shrimp in the grease, readded the bacon with scallions, parsley and pepper flakes
Served with a side of collard greens cooked in (guess what) bacon and water

Turned out great but only had one hitch, there were some lumps in the grits

Any suggestions from those who know grits?


March 25, 2022

Josh Homme -- Brilliant musician, mean drunk

I love his work with Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age

Especially his work with Mark Lanegan (RIP)

But he's a domestic abuser, a stalker, and an all around mean drunk who has almost killed people

So what do I make of all that?

CAN you separate the art from the artist?

March 19, 2022

"God is dead" -- how do you view this?

I mean other than the Nietzschean argument?

I see it beyond his lament that the enlightenment killed god in our minds

I see it as a necessary evolutionary aspect in which we throw off the chains of "magic thinking" and move towards a more positivist world

March 3, 2022

Question: Is Ukraine analogous to Spain during the Spanish Civil War?

And Russia is playing the role of Germany?

Remember that the Spanish Civil War was the prologue to WW2

March 3, 2022


Funny, I hope it belongs here

“Very inconvenient class! Always holds lectures on top of mountains, in middle of the Sea of Galilee—but never close to the main campus.”

“Inconsistent attendance policy. Said we had to be in class by 9:00 a.m. every day. Over half the class showed up late or didn’t attend until the last meeting, but we all got the same participation grade.”

“He’s nice enough, I guess, but he doesn’t vet his TAs: they all provide completely different, conflicting lecture notes. (TIP: Try to get in Luke’s section.)”

“By week one, I was already tired of his anti-rich, pro-Samaritan bullshit. I wanted to take a course in Christianity, not liberalism.”

“Wears sandals too much. No one wants to see your dusty feet.”


January 14, 2022

Sinead O'Connor hospitalized, days after teenage son's death


" (CNN)Sinéad O'Connor has been admitted to the hospital, one week after her 17-year-old son was found dead.

The "Nothing Compares 2 U" singer told fans on Thursday night that she was heading to hospital to receive help after sharing in a series of disturbing Twitter posts that she planned to take her own life.
"I've decided to follow my son. There is no point living without him. Everything I touch, I ruin. I only stayed for him. And now he's gone," she wrote on an unverified Twitter account linked to her official account."

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