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"The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. Instead of altering their views to fit the facts, they alter the facts to fit their views ... which can be very uncomfortable if you happen to be one of the facts that needs altering." --

Updated: 2018-02-22T05:46:36.083-06:00


suede bag monkey breakfast!


If this is showing, it means I'm done with the blog. Possibly because I'm dead. Hard to say in advance.

At any rate, here's the line that this blog has, perhaps, been screaming out for all along:

"Dave's not here, man."

Unless I just wasnt paying attention.



thank God


About time that's done with.

quote for the day - election style


the election, summed up in four panels


old man


2015 Manga List


As I mentioned in the Book List, I've mostly been reading manga this year. A lot of manga. A whole lot of manga. I mean, really, really a lot. Check out the list. Full disclosure: This list also includes everything read from sometime around Thanksgiving 2014 through to 2015, so there's an extra 6 weeks of fun included, free of charge! You'll notice that many of these have "thru ch xx" listed. That generally isnt because I didnt feel like reading them, but because that's all the available translations of that manga at the time I was reading it, or because it is an ongoing manga that keeps adding more chapters that I hadnt read at the time 2015 ended.Mangas marked by an asterisk (*) are the ones I really liked.090 - Eko To Issho {Asukura Mura} [his cell phone turns out to be a girl]14-Sai no Koi; aka, Love At 14 {Mizutani Fuka} (thru ch 25) [two 14yr "mature" kids hide relationship]16 Life {Aikawa Saki} [ordinary girl x bored pop star]360 Degrees Material {Minami Touko} (thru v8 ch 31.2) ["dumb" girl x "smart" boy]* 3D Kanojo {Nanami Mao} (thru ch 21) [unsure otaku x blunt beautiful girl]3x3 Eyes {Takada Yuuzou} (thru ch 5/576) [boy x 3 eyed girl who made him unkillable]5-ji kara 9-Jim made {Aihara Miki} (thru ch 5/19) priest X reluctant English teacher - unpleasant? dont remember]87 Clockers {Ninomiya Tomoko} (thru ch 35) [guy races computer speeds to chase geeky girl]99% Cacao {Yosioka Ririko} [girl x difficult boy - fluff]Able {Itou Akihiro} (thru ch 16) [interconnecting gun stories w/ same gun]Adashi Mono {Yamamoto Kumiko} (thru ch 1) [boy w/ demon fights demons]* Addicted to Curry {Funatsu Kazuki} (thru ch 124) [curry chef seeking ultimate x curry-shop girl]Agape {w: Kashima Jun; a: Ishiguro Masakazu} (thru ch 3) [empathetic girl wanted for hostage negotiations team]Ai Heya {Miyazono Izumi} (thru ch 1) [jilted girl shares apt with male jiltee]Ai no Shintairiku {Yamada Nari} [trans girl does well]Ai no Tame ni {Kawahara Kazune} [collection of romance shorts]Ai Yori Aoshi {Fumizuki Kou} (thru ch 13/96) [girl has wanted a particular arranged marriage for 18 yrs]Aizawa-san Zoushoku {Shiki Seiichi} (thru ch 17) [mysteriously multiplied girl x boy]Akira to Hiyori (thru ch 9) [short lively girl befriends tall, shy girl - shoujo-ai?] {Kirihara Izumi}Akuma de Koi Shiyou {Anashin} [positive girl x model-boy w quest]Alice no 100 Degrees Cc {Nakajima Chizuna} [piss wizard does whatever - ecchi - dumb]* All You Need Is Kill {w: Hiroshi Sakurazaka; a: Obata Takeshi} ["Edge of Tomorrow" based on it]* Amanchu {Amano Kozue} (thru ch 42) [shy new girl & vivacious local join HS diving club]Anata ga Watashi to Kurashitara {Yamada Kanan} [6 stories about women and men] {Ane no Kekkon {Nishi Keiko} (thru ch 10) [40+ librarian x doctor/boy from past]Anikoi {Gotsubo Ryuuji} (thru ch 4) [tough girl x anime freak x other anime freak]Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai {w:Okada M.; a:Izumi M.} (thru ch 8) [girl haunts boy/friends]Anta Nanka Daikirai {Sakurayama Kazumi} [4 romance one-shots]Anya Kouro {Takagi Shigeyoshi} [reading aloud girl x boy going blind]Ao Haru Ride {Sakisaka Io} [girl who redefined herself x her old middle-school crush]Aoi Hana {Takako Shimura} [girls' school SoL/romance]* Aoi - Hikaru ga Chikyuu ni Itakoro {w: Nomura Mizuki, Yamasaki Fuua; a: Chun} ["yanqui" helps dead playboy + fiancee]Aozora Yell (thru ch 35) [determined band girl x determined baseball boy] {Kawahara Kazune}Apart Mate {Inugame Sukune} (thru ch 9) [var couple stories in apts]Aquarium {Hiro} (thru ch 9) [fish-store girl x boy & befriends difficult girl]Arachnid {w: Murata Shinya; a: Ifuji Shinsen} (thru ch 57) [assassin girl uses "spider" skills vs animal-themed foes]Aria {Amano Kozue} (thru ch 3/60) [SoL about gondolier on Mars]As the Death God Dictates {Mimori Ao} [death god tells girl she only has one month to live]Asa mo, Hiro mo, Yuro mo {Aoki Kotomi} [boy x on[...]

Dave's 2015 booklist


So, I pretty much spent the whole of 2015 reading manga online, so I dont have a very large list this year. The manga list, on the other hand is HUUUUGE!

Anyway, such as it is, here it is:

Aguirre, A. A.; Bronze Gods
Aguirre, A. A.; Silver Mirrors
Carriger, Gail; Prudence
Crusie, Jennifer + Meyer, Bob; Agnes and The Hit Man
Dunn, Cassandra; The Art of Adapting
James, E. L.; Fifty Shades Darker
James, E. L.; Fifty Shades Free
James, E. L.; Fifty Shades of Grey
Kadrey, Richard; The Getaway God
Kadrey, Richard; Kill City Blues
Lee, Yoon Ha; A Vector Alphabet of Interstellar Travel
O'Malley, Daniel; The Rook
Pratchett, Terry; I Shall Wear Midnight
Pratchett, Terry; The Lost Continent
Pratchett, Terry; Raising Steam
Rice, Anne; Prince Lestat

for bosses day


need my thoughts on management inserted here



my baaaaaybeeeeee


My oldest is going off to college soon. This is for her.

Dave's Comix List, mk III


So, lately I've not been reading comics as diligently as I once did*, so I've decided to rearrange my list, making it easier to deal with in sporadic doses rather than trying to keep some sort of schedule like I did in the past.Read these on a daily basis:Bobbins Dumbing of Age (m-f)El Goonish Shive (m w f)Questionable Content (m-f)Something PositiveWapsi Square (m-f)I should read these on a daily basis, but wont, which is okay... maybe... weekly? (weakly):BaumeriesChaos LifeExtra Fabulous ComicsFrazz (or here) (7)The Junior Scientist Power HourHeavenly NostrilsLife on a StickLittle Dee (m-sat)Our Super AdventurePenny Arcade (m w f)Please Listen To MePoorly Drawn LinesReal Life ComicsSaturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (m-f, maybe ss)Savage ChickensScenes From A MultiverseStranger Danger (Thunderskull Press)Up and Outxkcd (m w f) - (xkcd explained!)Zen PencilsCheck these on the first of February, May, August, and November:Amazing Super PowersThe BouletcorpChannelateConspiracy FriendsEvil Inc. Extra Fabulous ComicsI Am Arg!ImyHark, A Vagrant! Head TripMercworksNine Chickweed LaneOglaf (sun, NSFW)Scandinavia And The WorldA Softer WorldSpace AvalancheTwo Guys and GuyUnintentionally PretentiousThe Wanderlust KidWasted TalentCheck these around the 24th of June and December:Accursed DragonAlex's Guide To A Well-lived LifeCalm Blue OceansCandiCassiopeia QuinnChippy and Loopus (m w f - sort of)(abandoned?)Dresden KodakDr. McNinjaFaraday the BlobFreefall (m w f)GastrophobiaGirl Genius Go Get A Roomie Grrl PowerHell To BreakfastInternet WebcomicJohnny WanderLighter Than HeirLiz PrinceLove Not FoundMa3 (NSFW)Mary DeathMax OveractsMisfile (m-f)Nuclear DelightOctopus PiePhuzzy ComicsQuantum Vibe (m-f)Rusty And CompanySafely EndangeredSkin HorseThat's InhumanThree Word PhraseToo Much InformationWith FetusYellow PerilRead these in January sometime, catching up once a year (-ish):AeriaAHT SpaceAkoniaAlfie (NSFW)Amazing Agent Luna (sabbatical until Sept?)AmityAmyaAthena WheatleyBanishedBeeserkerBest In BlackBetween FailuresBlade BunnyBlaster Nation (sun)The BrightsideBunny WigginsChapel ChroniclesClockworksCurvy (definitely NSFW)Dead WinterDecrypting RitaDiceboxDoes Not Play Well With OthersThe DreadfulThe Dreamland ChroniclesDriveEarthsongEdmund Finney's Quest To Find The Meaning Of LifeEerie CutiesThe EndEndstoneErfworldErstwhileEvil DivaExiernFamily ManThe Fancy Adventures of Jack CannonFashion ForwardFey Winds (w)FlipsideThe Forgotten OrderFractured TeaFragileFree Will: the Orphan TempGaiaGeeks Next DoorGiant Girl AdventuresA Girl and Her FedGodseekerGregorGrim Reaper SchoolGroovy, Kinda (ending soon?)Gunnerkrigg Court Guilded AgeH&J HenchgirlThe Hero BusinessThe HuesImpure BloodI Want You To Feel The PressureJefbotjl8Jonathan DaltonKay and PKukubury (probably done with, though not finished)LackadaisyLady Sabre and the Pirates of the Pirates of the Ineffable AetherL.A.W.L.S., also AltThe Last Halloween" - (Abby Howard's Comic)Let's Kill GodsLet's Speak EnglishLife Under ConstructionLiving To DeathLooking For Group (m th)The Lounge (restarted?)Lovecraft Is MissingLove Is In The BloodLove Me NiceMakeshift MiracleMarry MeMaq041Meaty YogurtThe MeekMetacarpolisMiamaskaMock GirlModest Medusa (m w f) (was here)MonsterkindMonster PulseMonster SoupMothMultiplex Mystery BabylonNamesakeNerf ThisNever Saw That ComingNimona933 DollarsNo Need For BushidoNo Pink PoniesNot A Villain Not Invented HereOdeOdori ParkOh, GoodieO Human StarOlympus OverdriveOne Girl Guy ArmyOut of My ElementOvercompensatingParadigm Shift (may be abandoned)ParanaturalPilli AdventureP. I. JanePlatinum GritPower NapPrague RacePuck (was here)Punch an' PieRachel and PennyReal Cane SugarRed Moon RisingA Redtail's DreamRequiemRoad Apples AlmanacRun Freak RunSandra And WooSandra On[...]

for mother's day


post for the ladies


no reason


man, I hate the sun, too.



The campaign, it burns!

Dave's 2014 book list


"If you would tell me the heart of a man, tell me not what he reads, but what he rereads."François MauriacBooks I've read this year ("NF" denotes "non-fiction"):Anderson, Poul - The High CrusadeAshenburg, Katherine - The Dirt On Clean -NF-Baker, Jo - LongbourneBenneton, Nina - Compulsively, Mr DarcyCaine, Rachel - TerminatedCaine, Rachel - Two Weeks NoticeCaine, Rachel - Working StiffCarriger, Gail - the Finishing School series (so far)Carriger, Gail - the Parasol Protectorate seriesCarrington, Tori - Dirty LaundryCarrington, Tori - Sophie MetropolisChild, Lee - The Killing FloorCrusie, Jennifer - Fast WomenCrusie, Jennifer - Maybe This TimeCushman, Anne - Enlightenment For IdiotsEllis, Ann Dee - The End, Or Something Like ThatEulberg, Elizabeth - Prom + PrejudiceFairview, Monica - The Darcy CousinsGourgey, Bill - GlideGreanias, Thomas - Raising AtlantisGreen, John - Looking For AlaskaGruenenfelder, Kim - A Total Waste Of MakeupFernandez-Armesto, Felipe - Near A Thousand Tables -NF-Harris, Charlaine - After DeadJewell, Lisa - The Truth About Melody BrownLake, Jay - MainspringLawson, Jenny - Let's Pretend This Never Happened -NF-Levangie, Gigi - The Seven DeadliesLutz, Lisa - The Last Word, aka Spellman, The Next GenerationMacLeod, Ken - Cosmonaut KeepMacLeod, Ken - Dark LightMacLeod, Ken - Engine CityMcHale, D. J. - StormMingle, Pamela - The Pursuit of Mary BennettMeyer, Marissa - CinderMeyer, Marissa - CressMeyer, Marissa - ScarlettMohr, Melissa - Holy Shit: A Brief History Of Swearing -NF-Pierson, C. Allyn - Mr Darcy's Little SisterPratchett, Terry + Baxter, Stephen - The Long MarsRich, Nathaniel - Odds Against TomorrowScott, Melissa - DreamshipsShimoda, Todd - The Fourth TreasureSipher, Devan - The Scenic RouteStevenson, D. E. - Miss Buncle MarriedStevenson, D. E. - Miss Buncle's BookStevenson, D. E. - The Two Mrs AbbottsStreet, Mary - The Confessions Of Fitzwilliam DarcyWeb comic archives read*:Brad Guigar's Greystone Inn and Evil, Inc.Dominic Deagan, Oracle For HireDead WinterFansRequiemSerenity RoseSlightly DamnedThe Norm (start here)Road Apples AlmanacYOU OTHER READERS CAN’T DENYWHEN A BOOK WALKS IN WITH A GOOD PLOT BASEAND A BIG SPINE IN YOUR FACE YOU GET SPRUNGWANNA PULL OUT YOUR PENS‘CAUSE YOU NOTICED THAT BOOK WAS DENSEREADING, HALF-RIMS I’M WEARINGI’M HOOKED AND I AIN’T CARINGOH BABY I WANT AN E-READERAND A MEANINGFUL METERMY TEACHERS TRIED TO TRAIN METHAT BOOK YOU GOT MAKES ME SO BRAINY(source)* Actually, there are a lot more than this, these are just the major ones[...]

christmas comedy


christmas comedy


christmas comedy


more comedy from The Bouletcorp

a christmas ghost story


Click on the image to read the whole comic

last chance


Today is December 13, 2014, or, 12/13/14. It is the last time in this century that we will have a consecutive series of numbers like this, so make the most of it.



It's (edit: not) Black Friday, and I'm lazy, and this is a repost from 6 years ago, but it's a Dave joke and I just feel like putting this out there again, so I'm gonna and there's nothing you non-existent readers can do to stop me.

Dave was bragging to his boss one day, "You know, I know everyone there is to know. Just name someone, anyone, and I know them."
Tired of his boasting, his boss called his bluff, "OK, Dave, how about Tom Cruise?"
"No dramas boss, Tom and I are old friends, and I can prove it."
So Dave and his boss fly out to Hollywood and knock on Tom Cruise's door, and Tom Cruise shouts, "Dave! What's happening? Great to see you! Come on in for a beer!"
Although impressed, Dave's boss is still skeptical. After they leave Cruise's house, he tells Dave that he thinks him knowing Cruise was just lucky.
"No, no, just name anyone else," Dave says.
"President Bush," his boss quickly retorts. "Yup," Dave say's, "Old buddies, let's fly out to Washington and off they go. At the White House, Bush spots Dave on the tour and motions him and his boss over, saying, "Dave, what a surprise, I was just on my way to a meeting, but you and your friend come on in and let's have a cup of coffee first and catch up."
Well, the boss is very shaken by now but still not totally convinced. After they leave the White House grounds he expresses his doubts to Dave, who again implores him to name anyone else.
"The Pope," his boss replies.
"Sure!" says Dave. "I've known the Pope for years." So off they fly to Rome.
Dave and his boss are assembled with the masses at the Vatican's St. Peter's Square when Dave says, "This will never work. I can't catch the Pope's eye among all these people. Tell you what, I know all the guards so let me just go upstairs and I'll come out on the balcony with the Pope."
He disappears into the crowd headed towards the Vatican.
Sure enough, half an hour later Dave emerges with the Pope on the balcony, but by the time Dave returns, he finds that his boss has had a heart attack and is surrounded by paramedics.
Making his way to his boss' side, Dave asks him, "What happened?"
His boss looks up and says, "It was the final straw ... you and the Pope came out on to the balcony and the man next to me said, "Who the f*k is that on the balcony with Dave?"

Stolen from Bits and Pieces

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