On The Subject Of My Hero Academia

RES over at According to Hoyt summarized why my kids are watching more Japanese TV than American:

(they show My Hero Academia), along with other anime emphasizing themes of struggle as incentive for improvement, good teammates promoting synergistic improvement, over-coming obstacles and inherent limitations and numerous other important cultural lessons. … Even the mindless combat of Dragon Ball series conveys many lessons about perseverance and the need for constant improvement, in addition to the need for self-discipline and focus.

Exactly!

Also a gateway to yummy food.

Although you gotta be a little careful about some of them being Not For Kids At All.

They Liked It

So I’m always a bit bemused when I read articles pondering why our grandparents cooked such dreadful food. True, reading about your grandmother’s idea of what constituted a nice Asian meal is a bit lip-puckering. But why are people forced into flights of fancy to explain why our near ancestors ate like this? All too often, cooking is explained in terms of social norms about femininity, or immigrants, or, in one New York Times column, the Cold War. This is all very well for sophomore sociology classes, but why does no one ever offer simple theories such as “they liked it”; “they thought it looked pretty like that”; or “that was what they could afford”? Having read quite a lot of the era’s cookbooks and food writing, I find these the most likely reasons for the endless parade of things molded, jellied, bemayonnaised and enbechameled.

Read the rest of “The Economics Behind Grandma’s Tuna Casseroles” here”The Economics Behind Grandma’s Tuna Casseroles” here.

It is refreshing and frankly funny that the lady had to explain this.

Ode to My Hero Rush Limbaugh

A long, wonderful tribute to Rush.

My short tribute?
There is no “next Rush Limbaugh” because there are THOUSANDS of them.

He cleared the path, let people know we’re not alone, and founded an entire field of reporting.

Calling-all-RushBabes

This is the saddest post I have ever written for this blog, which has been going since 2010.  At the end of his three-hour radio program today, my Hero announced that he had been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.  This announcement shook me up, as you might imagine given the title of my blog.  I have been a RushBabe for as long as that appellation has existed.  Rush has been my go-to source of information and commentary on every possible subject, for as long as I have been an addict (2001).  He is absolutely irreplaceable, and has risen above all possible sources of competition.

No radio host, of ANY persuasion, has Rush’s reach or audience, or reputation for straight-talking.  No one can match his sense of humor, or ability to get to the heart of any issue in few words.  He has always been the master of the pithy phrase…

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Well, This Is Awkward….

I’ve got a big collection of Cryptid and Forbidden Archeology type books– my favorite things on Coast to Coast AM, back when I could catch it regularly. (Curse you, moving east!)

So this is very cool to me.

A Song of Joy by Caroline Furlong

It seems James Gurney, author of Dinotopia*, may have been closer to the truth with his work of fiction than anyone realized. Scientists recently discovered human-style footprints in Crete. According to tests, the tracks are 5.7 million years old – meaning the person or creature that made them was a contemporary of the dinosaurs.

According to researchers, the prints are certainly humanoid and do not belong to apes. For the moment, the only thing that can be said about these footprints is that they raise more questions than they answer. More to the point, they also suggest many, many stories… ;)

Enjoy the article, readers!

 5.7 Million-year-old Human Footprints Fossil May Challenge History of Human Evolution
5.7 Million-year-old Human Footprints Fossil May Challenge History of Human Evolution

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Newly discovered human-like footprints from Crete may put the established narrative of early human evolution to the test. The footprints are approximately 5.7 million years old and were made at…

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I hate bullies

Via one of the writers I sort of know (Hey, Finn!) I heard that there’s a guy who’s been basically removed from Facebook, because he suggested that just  maybe right after a guy’s death isn’t a great time to be slandering him.

Apparently the person suggesting traditional norms of not assaulting the grieving families made the mistake of not blocking folks who don’t agree with him, and the blankers reported him– which got him removed from facebook, possibly temporarily.

If you’d like to give a big single-digit salute to the bullies, please go look at the fellow’s work, and see if any of it interests you.

Thank you for your time.

I am just so tired of this mean girl junk.

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