Wednesday 19 June 2013

Not working in St. Louis, Mo today --Eat, Drink on your own Nickel

Good day folks,

I am not working today, and by the time I get a chance to post this in email and pulp, would have landed in St. Louis, Mo.  Will be away until tomorrow evening, returning to my office on Friday.

Senator Pamela Wallin was well in her way to escaping the wrath of my pen (touch keyboard doesn't sound too formidable) and then she opened her mouth.

Last Thursday Wallin explained to the TV viewing public that her expense woes stem from the large amount of paper work associated with gov't.  My reaction on hearing this blatherscarb is to beg the Senator not to blow smoke up Canadian's collective assess and ditch the dumb blonde act, "..sort of more paperwork than is humanly possible.." Give me a break.

Her woes are because she asked (and collected $ from) the Canadian public to pay for her travel associated with her non-gov't activity, specifically travel associated with her membership on boards of several NON-PUBLIC corporations.

That's not filling out the wrong form, that's fraud.  Canadians have had enough of this crap.  Repayment is not enough, I'd like to see these pocket lining freeloaders kicked out of the Senate and brought up on charges.  (Fraud over $5000 is an indictable offense in Canada.  If the RCMP needs help locating the sections in the Criminal Code, I will be available Friday.)

Alright, enough from the political desk..  How about we pick a fight with the Breatharians and the Solarians?

Um..  Uncle Daniel, what's a Breatharian?

Glad you asked Sparky!  What would you call a group of people that attempt to survive by only breathing and sunbathing?  Dead people.

The Breatharians are an interesting set of humans that have turned their backs on logic, science and the advice of doctors and believe that we humans need not seek nourishment from ingestible foods, but rather we can seek nourishment directly from the Sun's rays and the air that we breathe.

Huh?  yay!

The practice of living without food is generically referred to as Inedia and is familiar to Catholics as certain saints were reportedly able to survive extended periods without food or drink other than the bread and wine of the Eucharist.  Mmmmm bread and wine.. I could live happily for a while as well.

The Breatharians however claim to be able to survive on Prana, the Vital Life Force of Hinduism (tm),  I will point out that the Hindu do not believe that one can survive on Prana alone.  The Breatharians write books, hold classes, and recruit the gullible to join them in their slow walk.. kind of a Weak Zombie-Like Shuffle Towards Death (tm).

They further have the gall to dismiss those that suffer death by starvation as being weak willed and incapable of tuning their bodies to the frequencies of nature and all that is good.   I suppose that this is an intersting assessment of those that have died from malnutrition and starvation, we can blame the victims!  Don't send food aid to countries ravaged by corrupt dictators and drought -- send frequency tuners and words of encouragement!

And lastly.. (This is just for extra marks). Solarians.  When I first heard of Breatharians I thought.. I wonder why they don't call themselves Solarians.  And then I remembered.  The name was already used.  Solaria was the name of a planet of Isaac Asimov's Foundation and Robot series.  The Solarians were a strange bunch even by today's standards.  They were extreme isolationists, shrinking away from contact with other humans at all costs and were dependent on a large robot workforce.

The Solarians had such a distaste for social contact that they genetically modified themselves to eliminate male / female biological traits and ended up as hermaphrodites.  One less thing to worry about:) That and visitors. The Solarians' robots would kill visitors to the planet Solaria as they had been programmed to catagorize non-Solarians as non-humans.

Have a good day.  Eat, Drink, but pay for it yourself.


  1. I almost forgot!

    Today's word is ig·no·ble
    Not honorable in character or purpose.

  2. We have a word of the day?

    Today's pulp was brought to you by the letter "K", the number "4" and the word "ignoble"

  3. I will explain the last sentence of the last Pulp paragraph. The robots were properly bound to the 3 laws:

    1 A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
    2 A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
    3 A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.

    Therefore they had to be programmed to not recognize visitors to Solaria as humans.

    Isaac Asimov was a cleaver guy.

    And yes, there has always been a word of the day, I just usually keep it a secret :)

  4. Clever! David Tarloff was a Cleaver guy