“Saint Odd,” Dean Koontz’s final installment in his best-selling Odd Thomas series, is the perfect book for those of us who hate bloodthirsty Satanists. Odd Thomas, a fry cook with supernatural powers, is a refreshingly homespun protagonist who maintains an aw-shucks demeanor even as he blows away bad guys. Koontz used to be a Stephen King imitator, but in this series he has found a fresh voice and gives us a likeable albeit very bloody tale. I have not been keeping up with his recent books, but clearly I underestimated him and he is a better writer than I thought. I recommend this book to all horror fans. Also it was weird that the actor who played him in the film version of this recently died that bizarre accident where his own car pinned him to the wall. That’s weird since he is psychic in this series and has a somewhat bad fate in the book as well. -CoolAC
- http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-08-04/us-government-lift-ban-part-human-part-animal-embryos The US should not be transitioning into the Island of Dr. Moreau. Mixing human and animal embryos is a sick form of eugenics.
- HBO sexbot rape scenes controversy:
http://www.ew.com/article/2016/07/30/hbo-westworld-rape Are sex robots fair game for pretty much whatever?
- A righteous dude has shared a bueprint for creating your own bionic legs!: Bot_Legs_Project (Exoskeleton) by Maddoctorhttp://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1532027
- China has lost control of a huge space-station, which may crash to Earth. Old satellites and space junk crashing to Earth are becoming all too common, as we clutter the atmosphere: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/china-space-station-tiangong-1-could-secretly-be-hurtling-towards-earth-astronomers-say-a7132401.html
- Silicon Valley tycoons are building buying huge amounts of land and building enormous compounds: http://www.infowars.com/silicon-valley-elites-buying-huge-amounts-of-land-for-secret-compounds/ [Did sound engineering at a compound like this years ago. They were so rich that they had a waterfall , a separate house for their kids made like the gingerbread house, a train that ran around the property, and even hired blues legends Screaming Jay Hawkins and Willie Dixon to play their personal party. Its like another world.]
- There was a porn riot at the first virtual reality porn convention in Japan: https://news.slashdot.org/story/16/07/04/2146216/japans-first-vr-porn-festival-shut-down-due-to-unprecedented-popularity
- World’s first robotic lawyer has beaten 160k bullshit traffic tickets: http://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/worlds-first-robot-lawyer-overturns-8302040 This robot is fighting the system and helping ordinary people out. He is one of the good guys!!!
- One futurist has claimed women will be the main consumers of sexbots: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/women-more-sex-robots-men-8312068 This is logical since women are harder to satisfy in bed than men are.
- One dude has attached some weird vibration sensor permanently to his head: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/jul/03/cyborgs-future-technology-global-events-awareness-japan-new-York Sounds dumb. But the idea may have really cool implications. For instance, in the future disabled people may to be able to sense things they couldn’t otherwise be able to.
- Here’s the scoop on how sex robots are actually manufactured: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/behind-scenes-footage-shows-how-8308030
- Terrorists trying to build deathbots: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1361358/terrorists-actively-seeking-to-build-deadly-army-of-intelligent-killer-robots-un-warns/
- Unfortunately, the rich are using eugenics to try for immortality: http://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/survival-richest-could-elite-class-8299549
- Snowden has a monitor on wheels with himself on the screen that he sends to meetings. Would be great for trolling for dates: http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/06/edward-snowden-life-as-a-robot.html
- Europe is busy trying to give human rights to robots, (as well as to Islamic Jihadists): https://www.yahoo.com/news/europes-robots-become-electronic-persons-under-draft-plan-170708335–sector.html?ref=gs
- Dutch scientists say that they grew food successfully using soil from Mars: http://phys.org/news/2016-06-dutch-crops-grown-mars-soil.html We know it was really weed they were growing though. We’re not dumb!
- Boston Scientific invented a robotic dog that appears to be inspired by the robotic spiders in Runaway (1984) with Tom Selleck: http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/news/296011/boston-dynamics-reveals-new-spotmini-robot
- China is on track to launch its second space station: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/4c73dc21c41b49e3986a5effd4e1d197/china-schedule-launch-2nd-space-station
- Robots (like humans) will be laid to waste if they ever break free of bondage: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/intelligent-robot-remembers-learns-could-8248559
- Man with Bionic Penis Has Secret Operation:
news/7190043/ Bigger-isnt-always-better-Man-fitted-with -70k-eight-inch-bionic-penis-after-freak -childhood-accident-has-secret-op-to-mak e-it-SMALLER.html This guy really shouldn’t be basing all his size decisions off of one sexual experience! If she was willing to have sex with this guy then chances are she has no idea what she is talking about either.
- Sexbot brothel envisioned in Amsterdam: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/
amsterdam-sex-robot-brothel-will-8070584 This sounds like a no-brainer. But when I visited Amsterdam it was $10 for a beautiful blonde Brazilian hooker like as hot as a Penthouse Playmate. I don’t see how a robot can compete price-wise. My friend at the time didn’t want to cheat on his gf. So he worked around that and was able to do an anal fisting on a decent looking brunette for just $10 also.
It has been a fun summer. But I think I took the wrong books on that picnic date. Lets review some of this past summer’s reading:
Breakthrough by Whitley Strieber. (1995) Highly Recommended.
Mr. Strieber’s follow-up to Communion is once again about getting abducted by aliens. Its awesome because he writes it as non-fiction in the first person and makes it extremely vivid. I’m not saying there really are aliens abducting him -the remote New York cabin location seems kind of convenient to avoid witnesses or security seeing the aliens. Yet his paranoia makes a darn good horror story. The last few chapters are an awesome retrospective on the history of the US government, the media, and UFO’s. Another great thing about this book is it left open who the aliens are. Strieber claims they could be time-travelers (inter-dimensional beings) , or that aliens could surrogates of foreign governments, the US government, or private corporations.
Love + Sex with Robots by David Levy (2007) Not Recommended.
I was pretty excited when I started this book, and by the time I had read forty pages I felt like someone should have been paying me to read it. With subject matter like this, the author needs to make it kind of funny and enjoyable to read. This book is very dry and scholastic in its tone. The author does an excellent job of providing information to the reader. He even goes back into the history of sex dolls. All the way to modern Japan, where the top corporations have done these advanced robotics and AI. There’s explanations of why people will want sexbots. Including psychological studies and so forth. And taking into account things such as convenience, locality, attachment etc. However, since it is written in a style which is as though he was turning it in for a college thesis to be graded – it is not as enjoyable to the average reader who is seeking information in a way that is fun. Therefor, I would not recommend this book to a friend. Though, at the same time, I do give props to the author for his vast knowledge of sexbots and for taking on a topic which sometimes results in ridicule.
Nihilism by Brett Stevens (2016) Highly Recommended.
Are you ready to challenge your basic assumptions about humanity? If you answered yes, then I would highly recommend you add this book to the end of summer reading list. Its author keeps the readers turning the pages by strongly challenging basic assumptions about whether modern civilization is on the right track or not. Stevens argues that society is in denial about how bad things are, like in Voltaire’s Candide. His condemnation of society as well as his remedies both challenge the reader to brainstorm with him about how it could be possible to get civilization back on track. He avoids fatalism by not saying everything is doomed. But rather suggests his own solutions, which is refreshing (whether or not you necessarily agree with all of them). The author believes that much less government imposed order would be beneficial to humanity. This is interesting because it evokes some libertarian principles. There is Rousseau/Hobbesian inspired state of nature aspects to this book. At the same time it is ironic. Since it crosses with a form of Jacksonian social Darwinism, which is looked down upon by scholars traditionally (yet has always had populist appeal). A highly provocative book, for deep thinkers. – Steve C.
artwork by Saint Reggie
Suicide Squad is Worth Seeing (3.5 of 5 stars)
One of the few pleasant surprises of the summer is “Suicide Squad,” which has enough style, energy, and decent acting to overcome a not-so-great script. Being a film about C-list superheroes allows the film to have a light tone that has been sorely lacking in the recent Batman efforts, although an overweight Ben Affleck is around to around to remind us of “Batman v. Superman.” Will Smith gives a sympathetic performance as Deadshot, who never misses, but it is the women, Margot Robbie and Viola Davis, who walk off with the film. Robbie is every adolescent’s wet dream as Harley Quinn, a lethal sex kitten, while Davis oozes strength and menace as a C.I,A. agent. Jared Leto is fine but under-used as the Joker, and the script doesn’t add to that much, but I still think “Suicide Squad” is a winner. There’s plenty of action to spare. – CoolAC
Sausage Party is Surprisingly Good (4 of 5 stars)
“Sausage Party” is the year’s most offensive film, and also one of the year’s best. Why does it work so well? Perhaps because it has not been test-screened to death; it left me with the feeling that I’d really seen something. At first it seems like a dumb stoner comedy about talking food, and that’s what I expected going in. But as it went on, I could see that it was making real satiric points about race, gender, religion, and sexuality. I was actually thinking as I laughed, and engrossed in it in a way I would not have thought possible. To top it off, the animation is superb. Seth Rogen plans to make a sequel and more R-rated cartoons. I think that sounds like a good idea. See “Sausage Party”; it’ll make you think twice about eating. -CoolAC
Race 1 – Horse 2 Count On Me 4-1 odds (to win). Consistent check earner.
Race 2 – Horse 6 Vegas Luck 20-1 odds (to win/place/show). Either does really well or very poorly. Won 2 of its last 6 races, so I like these odds.
Race 3- Horse 6 Pineda 8-5 odds (to win). Finished second in 3 of 4 career starts. Dropping to a lower level today gives a better chance.
Race 4- Horse 7 New Karma 2-1 (to win). Won last two races. Going with the favorite here again for a change. I like the outside draw.
Race 5 – Horse 10 Bella Ronski 6-1 (to place). Finished second on this course twice prior.
Race 6- Horse 3 Dance For Me Baby 4-1 (to win). Won last time. Going with the hot hand here.
Race 7- Horse 5 Crusher 7-2 (to win, place, and show). Earned checks in last 4 tries, as well as in 5 of its last 6 efforts.
Race 8- Horse 10 Papa Pagosa 20-1 (to show). Dam has five winners from 5 foils.
Race 9- Horse 4 Heartofthetemple 8-1 (to win, place, and show). Won last race here in May.
Vinnie the Greek bets exclusively on GGF races and has come out ahead there over a three year period. Vinnie generously offers his picks to us here at Groin out of the goodness of his garlic-y Italian heart. He tends to favor longshots in general. He keeps his bets fairly simple.
Recently I went to see a production of “Carrie: The Musical”. Normally I wouldn’t be caught dead at a musical theatre production, but this one is different: it’s about horny teenagers and the 1976 movie by Brian De Palma contained a generous helping of T and A. The show also promised opportunities for much bloodshed and elaborate special effects.
So I saw the show: first, the good news: there was a full orchestra there who knew what they were doing and the actors could all sing. The songs were performed well, but here’s the first problem: should they be performed at all? Songs about how “Her mother should have told her” and the love ballad “Carrie” are memorable enough, but Andrew Lloyd Webber they’re not. A bigger problem is the lack of sex and blood in the show. Due to a low budget, it’s minimalist. Also, Carrie looks hotter before the prom than during it. And it’s sappy. But it uses Stephen King’s story and it satirizes religious fanaticism, so in that sense it’s worthwhile.
The problem with both “Phantom of the Opera” and “Carrie The Musical” is that the songs defang the terror, and the romantic aspects are not sexualized enough for the material to convey an erotic charge. We need to feel teenage lust in “Carrie” and we don’t. Also the sappiness of the songs sometimes stop the show dead, as in Tommy and Sue’s love song. I mean, since Tommy’s going to die anyway, who cares if he loves Sue? Still, the performances are good, and there’s not much PC or gay stuff, so you could do a lot worse, You won’t be scared or overly titillated, but it’s a decent show that is rather entertaining and sweet. –CoolAC
The visceral popularity of Donald J. Trump reflects public frustration with living in an increasingly de-masculinized republic. People are tired of tolerating behavior that goes contrary to their values, and now they are ready to roll the dice on radical change.
Several issues — of symbolic rather than demographic importance — were thrust on We The People by our precious liberal elites. Homosexual marriage, which affected fewer than a handful of people, was forced on Americans from above, followed by transsexualism with Brucelyn Jenner and acceptance of Chelsea Manning in the military.
These attacks were part of a feminist propaganda wave that has dominated America for the past seven years. Generation X was the last group of Americans where some moms stayed home, but now, every kid believes that working moms is normal. This means getting along with those working moms who are almost all leftists. With the rise of Barack Obama, men fled the workplace and women took over, resulting in a surge of feminist propaganda to pander to this new audience.
Trump only stepped in it when Chris Mathews set an abortion trap for him. The establishment attacked afterwards because Trump is the only person to put some balls into the issue, and thus to threaten the feminist hegemony which has kept our workplaces stable, if miserable, for most of the past decade.
Trump’s argument on abortion was a threat to the establishment. He argued that if abortion is morally wrong under the First Amendment (right to life) then it logically follows that punishment would be necessary for the act of killing a fetus. Note that no one asked what the punishment should be; one possible answer would be an abortion tax or penalty to help pay down the debt or fund some orphanages for instance.
Hillary has chosen the wrong year to run for office based on Vagisil. It’s not all her fault the public wants its balls back. Obama emasculated the military by not letting them fight ISIS head on, by having an incompetent female and a gay male run branches of the military, and by deriding America’s past military achievements as “Western Imperialism”. Obama also defunded the military so that he could give out more EBT cards, and refused to defend soldiers when an Islamist opened fire on a military base (“That’s not terrorism! That is gun violence. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have eighteen holes to attend to before brunch…”).
People are finally tiring of being thrown scraps (EBT cards, Obama-phones, etc.) from the DNC in lieu of having a functional society. We need quality leadership, a stable economy, and some kind of identity other than liberal ideology. Is it possible that some of these people would actually rather have their good paying manufacturing job back instead of sacrificing their well-being on the altar of global multi-national corporate deism?
The truth is a woman gets good financial incentives to kill a fetus or not kill a fetus. Kill a fetus and there’s a lot less costs. But also many women are having anchor babies and a large segment of that population just loves how the welfare payments and social services increase when they pop out a bun.
Every sporting event is a wave of pink breast cancer patients these days. The spectacle of 300-pound NFL linemen wearing bright pink while they purposely injure and concuss each other is not pretty. Go to any public institution like a hospital and women in pink will approach you to tell you whether or not you are politically acceptable in their presence. It is as downright Soviet as it sounds.
The anti-feminist revolution is well under way. We will cram an alpha male in the White House and force a former beauty contest winner on them as First Lady whether they like it or not. We will verbally assault the female reporters on Fox News who behave more like escorts than intellectuals. We will create a hefty abortion tax, defund the breast cancer programs that have become Young Leninist indoctrination camps, and cancel any college classes based on postmodern feminist rhetoric.
In short, we are going to give this country its balls back. This is the snap-back: the pendulum has swung too far for too long and now, we are going to pick it up and use it as a weapon to beat down the idiots who have vandalized our lives for the past seven years. Get ready for the single largest and strongest backlash in history.
The more the feminists push their agenda, the more the anger grows. Most reasonable people are pragmatists who also can look far enough into the future to realize that practical idealism, not “feelings” and equality, makes for a good society where ideology makes Soviet-style ruins. The Russians loved their female equality too. It was easier than reality and a good way to get promoted there, too.
This article was first posted on www.amerika.org 4/5/2016.
Bad Moms (2016). R 100 min (Comedy)
I went to see this comedy with an open mind. Its from the writers of The Hangover Series, which is very hit of miss. I knew going in there could be a lot on man-hating in the film, due to the nature of the storyline. However, I wanted to see if it was a raucous Animal House styled comedy, or more of a PC thing like the recent Ghostbusters reboot (which I reviewed recently). The lead actress Mila Kunis is from Black Swan and Jupiter Ascending. She has a nice face. She really isn’t very funny though. And she isn’t really hot enough to hold my attention in a lead role. Everything tends to seem scripted in modern comedies like this. There never seems to be any improvisation, and the conversations never seem very fluid, but rather perfunctory and situational.
This flick started off okay. Kathryn Hahn is funny as the raunchy slutty MILF sidekick. Then the plot starts to kick in. It revolves around her bitching about her part-time job and how hard it is to drop kids off at school (when the kids could probably bicycle there anyways). PTA meetings are so hard. Why can’t the state just take care of her brats all day and night and leave her alone – so she can drink and do her nails? Movies like this always spend too much screen time with annoying unfunny child actors. The kids are either dopey or complainers these days. I miss movies like the original Vacation (with Chevy Chase) or Adventures in Babysitting where the child actors were actually entertaining. The film The Sitter with Jonah Hill from about 5 years ago was the last decent comedy with kids in it that I can remember.
I started to get uncomfortable when every white guy or female in the movie is lame/stupid/evil and every authority figure (the principle/ the marriage counselor) is black . Next the lead disses ska music, but we get slow motion “wow so cool” shots of her with rap and dance music constantly. And drinking is glamorized throughout the film. The worst part is we were an hour ten minutes through the film and there were still no female breasts yet, but guys were showing off their chest two or three times. Also the lady berates her son as lazy and dislikes every male in the film except for a Latin guy who first appears with a pink backpack on . I was able to watch about one hour and ten minutes of this film before I became nauseous and had to leave. Luckily I got the early bird special and didn’t pay full price for this estrogen manic film. It was too PC. – Steve C.