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The Ten-Day Countdown Begins

Get ready for some astounding news, dear reader, which we are revealing to the world for the first time today, ten days from 01 April. We wouldn’t try to fool you — [*cough, cough*] — about something as important as this.

For years, your Curmudgeon has been engaged in cutting-edge research in his superbly-equipped, secret, underground la-BOR-a-tory, located far beneath the CITADEL — the Curmudgeonly Institute for Tactics, Advocacy, and Defense of the Enlightenment Legacy — the secret global nerve center for monitoring events throughout the Creosphere, where your Curmudgeon is headquartered in his luxurious underground control room.

Everyone is wondering: What has the Curmudgeon been working on? All right, brace yourselves. We are ten days away from launching — and piloting — the Curmudgeon’s space craft, which will boldly go where no man has gone before.

As you know, the problem with all the other space missions launched by various nations is their propulsion system. Chemical rockets are inadequate, and the reason is obvious — they’re based on sinful secular science. So we’ve been secretly developing a faith-based propulsion system. It’s divinely driven, so its power is unlimited!

Another problem with previous space missions is that they’ve been so unimaginatively named — Apollo, Mercury, Pioneer, Voyager, etc. We want a name for our ship that will be remembered for millennia!

What we’ll be doing in these final days before launch is loading the ship with supplies to sustain us — and our dogs — during the mission. But we haven’t yet selected a destination. For that, we thought we’d turn to you, our dear readers. What would be an appropriate destination for our ship’s maiden voyage?

You can play a vital part in this historic occasion. We welcome your suggestions regrading two vital questions:

1. What will be the name of the ship?

2. Where should we go?

Remember, there are only ten days remaining until the launch date — April first. This is your opportunity to play a part in history’s greatest adventure. We welcome your input.

We conclude with our traditional guarantee of quality:

Self-Proving Truth Certificate

Everything written by the Curmudgeon in this blog is true. The presence of this Certificate is your proof. Our logic is undeniable.

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Daylight Saving Time — The Annual Madness

Every year at this time we rant about Daylight saving time. We refer to it as a tyrannical directive which commands us (in the US) to reset our clocks tonight at midnight by moving them ahead one hour. We complain every year, so what we’ll do here is repeat the best of our earlier rumblings.

Some nations engage in this foolishness, some don’t. This website gives relevant information for most other countries: Daylight Saving Time Around the World 2017.

In the US, this maniacal mandate is the result of the Uniform Time Act of 1966, when Lyndon Johnson was President. It’s an intolerable governmental intrusion into all of our lives which upsets the natural order of things twice a year, and serves no useful purpose. Even the New York Times reports that Daylight Saving Time Wastes Energy.

The date for compliance this year is Sunday, 12 March. Like good, dutiful citizens, we will all obediently and unthinkingly comply. Your Curmudgeon will reset his clocks too, but as we do so we’ll be raising a middle finger to show our discontent. To keep things in perspective, think of this as “National Drop Trou and Bend Over Day,” which invites our governmental masters to have their way with us twice a year.

Aside from the idiotic inconvenience of running around all over the place resetting clocks — including our microwave oven, the timers for outside lights and lawn sprinklers, our automobile, and of course our wrist watch, the greatest inconvenience is that our splendid dogs, Argos (Aaaargh!) and Miss Scarlett, have built-in timers to tell them when they should be fed, and they don’t like their routines to be disrupted. Truly, this is an outrage!

Do you like getting up early? That’s your affair! If you run a business and you want the work day to start at 6:00 in the morning and end at 2:00 in the afternoon, and your employees are willing to comply, then do it. But why should everyone be forced to change his clocks? Politicians should leave our clocks alone!

Okay, that’s the end of our annual rant. Now it’s time for an Intellectual Free-Fire Zone. Use it for discussion of pretty much anything — science, politics, economics, whatever — as long as it’s tasteful and interesting. Banter, babble, bicker, bluster, blubber, blather, blab, blurt, burble, boast — say what you will. But avoid flame-wars and beware of the profanity filters.

We now throw open the comments to you, dear reader. Have at it!

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New Jack Chick Comic & Free Fire Zone

As everyone knows, Jack Chick, about whose work we’ve often posted, died on 23 October 2016 at the age of 92. Therefore, when we posted Jack Chick’s Last Comic? few months ago, we thought there would never be any others.

But now it seems that he had one more completed, and we just spotted it at his website: Almost Time. It’s not about creationism, and we found it to be unbelievably bad — possibly one of his worst — but it’s likely to be his last, so you might want to take a look.

If you haven’t yet seen any of Chick’s comics, you can read them online using the links in this post: Creationist Comic Books. They’re classics — especially Big Daddy?

Because there’s no other news, we now declare this to be an Intellectual Free Fire Zone. Go ahead, unload some more about Trump. But don’t forget, we’re open for the discussion of pretty much anything — science, politics, economics, whatever — as long as it’s tasteful and interesting. Banter, babble, bicker, bluster, blubber, blather, blab, blurt, burble, boast — say what you will. But avoid flame-wars and beware of the profanity filters.

The comments are open, dear reader. Have at it!

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And The Curmudgeon Said, Let There Be …

Let there be what? WHAT?

Let there be an Intellectual Free Fire Zone! Yes, dear reader, all your Curmudgeon needed to do was utter the words, and it was so! You want proof? Well, you’re looking at it.

Why did we do this? Because the Creationists have never been so boring. We’ve been through slow news days before, but nothing like today. We can’t even find a goofy letter-to-the editor. So if the creationists won’t entertain us, we’ll have to entertain ourselves.

Your rants about Trump are a bit predictable, but this is the place for them. Beyond that — and we hope one day that we will get beyond that — we’re open for the discussion of pretty much anything. The usual topics are science, politics, economics, whatever — as long as it’s tasteful and interesting. Banter, babble, bicker, bluster, blubber, blather, blab, blurt, burble, boast — say what you will. But avoid flame-wars and beware of the profanity filters.

The comments are open, dear reader. Have at it!

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