Captain Marvel Revisited — A Bridge Too Far



So what make Captain Marvel so unlikable to normal non-SJW men?  Let us recap.

  1.  She is a Mary Sue who never struggled on her way to her super-powers, unlike say Thor, Ironman or Luke Skywalker.  The fellas can relate really well to stories with struggle on their way to mastery.  Not happening here; a missed opportunity.
  2. She has absolute moral authority, justified by how she was mistreated in the past.  Perhaps fellas would be glad to gain such authority after being mistreated and mastering their domain, but they know it isn’t coming
  3. Notwithstanding claims to the otherwise, she seems to be doing her stuff for herself, not for a greater cause as with Sarah Conner or Princess Leia.  Why is this?  They make her new found superpowers as means to exract revenge on those that verbally tormented her in the past.  Perhaps the movie makers thought this was about righteousness, but it came across as petty.  Who wants a petty superhero, especially a woman.  Which side of the frenemy coin will I be exposed to today?
  4. She was over the top taunted in the past by white guys.  Most white guys don’t do this.  But all white guys are blamed.  The average fella is used to being blamed.  They get on with their lives.  Not a biggie, but one more piece to the puzzle.
  5. Captain Marvel becomes a superhero, not a woman.  Of course, they have “sensitive” scenes after she gains her powers, but they seem contrived (the wooden acting doesn’t help).  Men may expect/tolerate women to step up in a pinch, but they want them to go back to being women when done.  Princess Leia might be a good example.
  6. Captain Marvel is the most powerful of the super-heros.  She doesn’t need anyone.  Deep down men understand that this is BS.  Women, individually and as a whole will need men (striving, doing the dirty jobs, paying for the kids, etc.)  We know this and feminist types know this, even if they pretend to believe otherwise.  I am thinking that men resent the fact that all that they do is being effectively described as useless.  Probably most fel this, but cannot articulate it.

Feel free to add your own assessments

Posted in FarmBoy, Feminism, Lies, Movie TV Review, Trainwreck
97 comments on “Captain Marvel Revisited — A Bridge Too Far
  1. Farm Boy says:

    Along the same lines

    Charlie’s Angels isn’t about fun. Instead, it’s about cheap, unearned cheer moments, about preaching to a choir that hasn’t smiled since Anita Hill was proven a liar.

    And then there’s the movie’s opening scene where Androgynous Bisexual Angel (Kristen Stewart) kicks a sexist pig’s ass while lecturing us about how “Women can do anything.” Soon she’s joined by Diversity Hire Angel (Ella Balinsk). Although together they weigh less than 89 pounds, both are able to take down more than a dozen 200 pound bodyguards.

    This $55 million piece of exhausting garbage delivers 119 minutes of insufferable GRRRRRL power cheese… And other than one somewhat clever scene involving a wig, nothing works. Forget the ham-handed man-hating… Nothing, and I mean nothing works.

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  2. Cheque d'Out says:

    Have seen some of the German guy’s (in the video, not the tweeter) videos, he comes across as a really nice guy. Makes crossbows etc


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  3. Cheque d'Out says:

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  4. Liz says:

    Mike has been at the hunting lodge all week. He’s coming home today or tomorrow (he was home for a short time yesterday, in case I mentioned that). It’s a very different experience from his last hunting trip in the “outback”. No scouting, free use of ATVs, the hunters are smoking cigars (he took great care to wash all his kit in scent free soap…or I did, at any rate).
    Most of the guys he is with don’t seem to have sighted in their rifles before the trip (Mike has his wired for sound). He said it sounds like Mogadishu when they’re firing and then they don’t know who got what.
    But, they’re sharing meat so we have more elk! And a new freezer!

    On the topic…miss marvel isn’t popular because she’s boring. That’s it. No one wants to pay money (or waste time) watching a predictable, boring, unpleasant person as the main character.

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  5. Cheque d'Out says:

    Turn sound ON

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  6. Farm Boy says:

    Speaking to a group of lawyers on Friday, Pope Francis said that the Catholic Church is contemplating the introduction of “ecological sin” to the compendium of Church teaching.

    [The Pope Catholic he is?]


  7. Liz says:

    Dang…they’re lucky that can didn’t explode. We raised our pyromaniacs not to shoot flammable liquids into a blazing fire….the flame can go up the stream and into the nozzle of the liquid (lighter fluid in our case).

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  8. Farm Boy says:

    Adams also stated that Carrie House, a two-spirit Navajo scholar who had hosted a lecture on campus in 2017 about Native “Two-Spirits” and is labeled as a “presenter of social justice, LGBTQ2, and cultural and environmental issues,” will also be at the table to “offer the Native perspective of Thanksgiving.”


  9. Cheque d'Out says:

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  10. Farm Boy says:

    [Like him much more than Lucy Van Pelt I do]


  11. Cheque d'Out says:

    It’s the music that just cracks me up

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  12. Farm Boy says:

    Thanks to disgraced FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, who told us in a text message that “POTUS wants to know everything we’re doing,” we know that President Obama was kept fully informed about the deep-state coup against President Trump. Liar and leaker James Clapper has thrown Obama under the bus by saying the plotters would not have proceeded without President Obama’s approval.

    In a CNN interview deep-state conspirator and perjurer James Clapper gave with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, he points his finger directly at Obama as leader of the coup against Donald Trump. . . .

    Now we find out, thanks to Tom Fitton and Judicial Watch that DNC contractor Alexandra Chalupa, who worked with Hillary Clinton to get Ukraine dirt on Trump, visited the Obama White House 27 times and even had meetings with the alleged Ukraine whistleblower whose name dare not be spoken, Eric Ciaramella.

    This is the whistleblower coached by Adam Schiff and who colluded with him, a deep-state CIA agent whom we are told might wet his pants out of fear if his identity was publicly acknowledged. Ironically, as I noted recently, in a major goof-up, Schiff forgot to redact Ciaramella’s name in a posted PDF of the transcript of Ambassador Bill Taylor’s testimony

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  13. Farm Boy says:

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  14. Farm Boy says:

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  15. Farm Boy says:

    As cold as it gets in Massachusetts during the winter, car owners are going to have to resist the urge to warm up their cars before driving – or else they will be fined by the state.


  16. Farm Boy says:

    Since opening its bathroom doors to the public in the wake of a controversial incident in Philadelphia, the coffee giant has seen a 6.8% drop in store attendance per month relative to other coffee shops nearby, according to the findings of a joint study from the University of Texas at Dallas and Boston College.

    “When you throw open the policy to let people come in and just use the bathrooms and the tables, maybe people come in and find the bathrooms are dirty, and the tables are crowded,”

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  17. Farm Boy says:

    San Francisco and NYC retail and restaurant sectors are beginning to see the ugly side of socialism: store closures and layoffs, as their owners cannot keep up with local government mandates that raise the costs of their businesses.

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  18. Farm Boy says:

    [Unhappy she is]

    This whole gun confiscation thing just isn’t working out like Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hoped it would. Not only are compliance rates for the compensated confiscation program hovering around 20% with just a few weeks left in the amnesty period, New Zealanders are now buying up semi-automatic .22 rifles like never before.

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  19. Ame says:

    hilz shot JR! lolol!!!


  20. Farm Boy says:

    [If the Glorious Patriarch had a brother he did,
    a lion he would be?]

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  21. Farm Boy says:

    No one at CNN, or any other news outlet, would ask a question of Bill or Hillary Clinton about something the other said and preface it by adding, “This is not about your marriage. I know there are issues there.” There are issues there – a trail of women, accusations of sexual assault, DNA tossed around, and her working to contain all the “bimbo eruptions” – but that would be the last question that person asked as an employed person working in journalism.

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  22. horsemanbombadil says:

    Why the Pence Rule ALWAYS

    Spend decades in Ops and HR doing investigations. It is never one person’s version but some truth in both. Prime example of why “believe” ANYBODY is stupid.

    Watched every season of Survivor but after the last episode where they did NOT call out the liars but attacked Dan for the third episode in a row. Guy was almost tearing up asking Probst “Are you not going to let this go?”

    Probstkust watch the dailies so he knows what to ask at council. He steered it again towards metoo.

    Never watch survivor again.
    Never work in an office with women again
    Never go into a woman’s home to do repairs again

    Forget Survivor. This man’s business is done, his name besmerched on national tv.

    Woman are lying bitches in the right circumstances. Prove me wrong.

    Im out.

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  23. horsemanbombadil says:

    Probst must watch the dailies…


  24. Ame says:

    Farm Boy
    5h ago
    Not sure about you, but I’ve never sounded this antagonistic at a job interview… it’s almost as if he doesn’t really want the job. @Kaepernick7

    — ConservativeBlackMan 🇯🇲🇺🇸 (@NevilleD35) November 17, 2019

    his ‘ethnic’ accent sounds fake


  25. Farm Boy says:

    The economist and social theorist Thomas Sowell once said that activism is “a way for useless people to feel important, even if the consequences of their activism are counterproductive for those they claim to be helping and damaging to the fabric of society as a whole.”

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  26. Farm Boy says:

    I apologize to dogs for this


  27. Cheque d'Out says:

    You know…Excalibur, Lady in the Lake, King Arthur…that stuff

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  28. Larry G says:

    and these retards are sniveling about a little global warming…

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  29. Larry G says:

    more not Western women…

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  30. Farm Boy says:

    Earning a 60% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, critics were largely divided on whether to praise “Charlie’s Angels” strictly for promoting the right social agenda or to knock it for treating the characters like stick figures designed specifically to tickle the fancies of SJWs. Over at The Hollywood Reporter, Beandrea July praised the film for “unapologetically raising a feminist flag, championing female friendships, and subtly making a point about the urgency of the ongoing climate crisis.”


  31. Cheque d'Out says:

    $8m for its opening weekend

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  32. Hmmm, watery tart sounds good right about now.


  33. Cheque d'Out says:

    I finished series 4 (the last series) of The Man in the High Castle last night. Oh dear, oh dear. I can’t claim to have ever been an avid fan of it, but that ending was terrible.

    [What so bad about the ending it was?]


  34. I got bored during season one. Do the good guys win?


  35. Charlie’s Jiggly Angels would have made more than $8 million. A lot more.

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  36. Farm Boy says:

    Bloomberg editors have noticed that the world is on fire. There are demonstrations and unrest in Lebanon, Chile, Spain, Iraq, Sudan, Russia, Uganda, Peru, Hong Kong, Zimbabwe, Venezuela and others. That “other” is Iran, where the Internet has been shut down and rampaging protesters are burning down the Central Bank.

    Hong Kong at least deserves a separate mention. It is really the bellwether for the fate of China. The Chinese government may be edging toward their Tienanmen moment in the former British colony. Bloomberg’s survey of the global world disorder omitted the two biggest trouble spots: Britain’s Brexit crisis — of which no more need be said for now — and the simmering political conflict in the United States.

    Attorney General Bill Barr enunciated the anti-liberal manifesto at a speech before the Federalist Society. Barr offers an ideological explanation for the rebellion against the establishment in a way Trump, being Trump, never could. As such it is the first genuinely post-Trump political development in conservative ranks. The Barr declaration means the attempt to isolate the causes of the 2016 rebellion to one man has decisively failed. It is now a cause of its own, bigger than Trump.

    The media are missing the biggest story since the fall of the Soviet Union. Something strange is upending the world and it’s almost as if they’ve made up their minds to be the last to know.

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  37. Gunner Q says:

    “So what makes Captain Marvel so unlikable to normal non-SJW men?”

    7. Reality-altering white privilege displayed too openly.

    8. Cognitive dissonance. Most women that unpleasant are quadruple her weight.

    9. Space aliens are supposed to have weird faces a la Star Trek.

    10. Being a poster girl for #MeToo gives “unattainable sex object” a new meaning.

    11. We already have a Captain America so her existence makes us worry about Arkancides, because Epstein didn’t kill himself.

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  38. Apparently Scarlett Johansson now regrets being hot enough to become rich and famous.

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  39. Cheque d'Out says:



  40. Cheque d'Out says:

    No Shit, Sherlock

    Peter Turchin, a Russian who is professor of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut. Turchin, who did PhD at Duke University, applies his “hard science” training to the Woke world of social science, aiming to make clear and testable predictions about the cycles through which civilizations go. According to Turchin, the West is headed for trouble in the 2020s.

    Based on his detailed number-crunching about events, civilizations that are in decline—as is the USA is—always enter periods of extreme polarization. For the USA, the 2020s will be that period. It will be marred by years of political violence, and intense conflict. Worryingly, Turchin claims that the U.S. is more polarized that it was on the eve of the Civil War [ See his Ages of Discord: A Structural-Demographic Analysis of American History].

    Turchin argued in his Utrecht presentation that political instability in the USA and Western Europe in the 2020s will be of unparalleled severity, to the extent that it may well “undermine scientific progress.”..

    This means a well of angry, resentful people in the working and lower middle class…

    Many of them are not really “elite” other than on paper, but they regard “non-elite” jobs as beneath them. Think of all the baristas with Cultural Anthropology degrees, the wannabe attorneys working as civil servants or for charities; the numerous graduates doing The Office-type tedious jobs. This breeds hatred and conflict among the more educated…

    a “fiscal crisis,” of the kind Turchin claims we have, reduces the power of the government to control the police, the army and other enforcers. The state begins to lack “legitimacy,” meaning that the elites and the populace are less likely to defend its institutions…

    The state will be rendered even more fragile if foreign governments support the insurgents within the elite..

    What will happen in the 2020s? Turchin argues that one possibility is mass mobilization leading to war, revolution, state collapse, a lethal pandemic, population collapse—and, eventually, the higher living standards that tend to go with a reduced population…

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  41. Cheque d'Out says:

    “Apparently Scarlett Johansson now regrets being hot enough to become rich and famous.”

    You’d think that some of the post-wall extreme hotties would work out how tired this meme is…but no. No, they don’t. They all love it as they motor up to the wall and then all develop a concern for the roles available for the post-hot after they hit it at mach 3.

    Absolutely no introspection whatsoever.

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  42. Cheque d'Out says:

    “I got bored during season one. Do the good guys win?”
    Well…yes. But how and why are somewhat unclear.


  43. Cheque d'Out says:

    “[What so bad about the ending it was?]”
    John Smith’s ending was earned. That was fitting. Here endeth the good.

    But the consequences of that were just ‘and then they decided to do this 180’

    The future regime for Commieformia were exactly that…so that’s a happy ending? WTF? Coming immediately afterwards would be a commie vs normie war split along race lines.

    The final scene was just inexplicable and came from nowhere. Who & Why?

    And a huge amount of ‘well, what the fuck happens next?’

    It was Game of Thrones level shit writing, I guess, I never bothered watching the last series of that.

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  44. Cill says:


    Kia ora [name redacted],

    Like many other airlines around the world, for the past couple of years we’ve been managing challenges with the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines fitted to our Boeing 787-9 aircraft.

    We thought these issues were almost behind us, however Rolls-Royce has informed us that our newer Trent 1000 TEN engines also require maintenance earlier than expected. Alongside this, Rolls-Royce has told us it doesn’t have the capacity to do this maintenance work quickly, as we are just one of many airlines affected globally.

    Our Senior Fleet Manager 787 Captain Dave Wilson gives more information on the issue in this video.

    Some of our flights will be impacted this summer.

    Getting customers to their destinations is our top priority. We’re doing all we can to minimise disruption, but unfortunately we need to make a limited number of cancellations and changes to some flights over summer.

    Most of these changes are contained to our Perth flights and we estimate around 14,000 customers will be impacted by cancellations. Flights within New Zealand will not be affected.

    We are deeply disappointed to be in this position again, but safety is paramount and non-negotiable.

    If your flight is disrupted, we will be in touch.

    We will contact you directly over the coming days if your flight is affected to help arrange alternative flights. If you have booked via a travel agent, they will be in touch.

    The travel alerts section of our website will be continuously updated with the latest schedule information and if you haven’t already, we recommend signing up for this free service.

    Thank you for your patience.

    We are very mindful how important travel is to our customers at this time of year and appreciate your support as we work through these challenges.

    Jeff McDowall

    Air New Zealand Acting Chief Executive Officer


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  45. Seems like Rolls would be on the hook for some major samolians.


  46. Cheque d'Out says:


  47. Cheque d'Out says:

    I suspect that decimation of the political and managerial ranks might prove efficacious in motivating better performance.

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  48. Cheque d'Out says:


  49. Cheque d'Out says:

    Jezza interview by an associate of Cathy Lobsters Newman. Interviewer had Ironman walk out on him. Nasty shit. However, in this case

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  50. Cheque d'Out says:

    Andy amongst alleged and or convicted paedoes


  51. Cheque d'Out says:
    Veet is not for use on the male undercarriage, apparently. A vocabulary enhancing review, I suspect many will find.

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  52. Ame says:



  53. BuenaVista says:

    Terry Teachout is a rural Missouri boy who made it in NYC as a critic and playwright. So his list of ’25 Best’ recordings is a a mix of the high and the low. I find it hard to argue with any of his choices, though we all have different ‘best of …’ lists. His blog, generally, is thoughtful and devoid of snark (unusual for New Yawkers). I was surprised at how we overlapped in interests. The jazz stuff filled my house as a boy, as per the classical, which we all played. And the pop material I was listening to at night on a clear channel Little Rock AM station, KAAY, after the lights were out. (I grew up in the upper Mississippi Valley.)

    Teachout list:

    Notes on KAAY-AM, Little Rock Arkansas:

    “During the station’s heyday, KAAY featured a full-service Top-40 format, and was the dominant contemporary station for most of the state of Arkansas. During the 1960s and 1970s, on-air personalities included Mike McCormick, Doc Holiday, Jonnie King, Buddy Karr, Ken Knight, Sonny Martin, newscasters George J. Jennings, Wayne Moss, Phil North and Ray Lincoln of the Ray and Ram Program. The station also broadcast University of Arkansas football games.

    “KAAY’s cult status was forged in the late 1960s, when, after 11pm, the station abandoned the standard Top 40 format for three hours of underground music with the program Beaker Street hosted by Clyde Clifford.[6] Its nighttime signal extended well beyond Little Rock and Arkansas, covering much of the Great Plains, North Central, and Mississippi Valley regions of the United States, leading to its nickname “The Mighty Ten Ninety.”

    “Owing to its 50,000 watt clear channel signal that could be received in Cuba, KAAY provided residents of the island nation an important cultural link to the outside world in the years following the Cuban Revolution. During the 1962 Bay of Pigs Invasion, the United States government used the station to broadcast anti-Castro propaganda while working to win the release of Cuban exiles who participated in the failed exercise. KAAY was an inspiration to Cuban rock musicians and rock fans who tuned into Beaker Street late at night, keeping themselves informed about American music and underground music in the 1970s.[6] They listened undercover with Soviet-made transistor radios. In the late 1960s the jingle started out with roaring thunder followed by a deep voice… “FIFTY THOUSAND WATTS OF MUSIC POWER K>>DOUBLE-A Y, LITTLE ROCK.””

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  54. BuenaVista says:

    In many ways, I remain fascinated by radio: its simplicity, its very local signature, the sound and shape of a favored announcer’s voice (e.g., waking up to the same dude on WGBC-FM, Mark Malinowski, one of the last guys on classical music radio that sounds like a *guy*, who went to work at 5 a.m. which is when I got up in DC, and my Bose would kick on and there would be Malinowski sounding mighty sleepy and making sure that the Baltimore Orioles score from the night before immediately followed the weather, before he rolled into the first music). In Minnesota, as I’ve promoted, it’s the gravelly alto of Lynne Warfel, 10 a.m. On Saturday, when the Iowa boys are playing football, I leave the tavern at the end of each quarter to listen to a particular guy (played for Iowa and the KC Chiefs) summarize what just happened.

    I’m sure this is a function of age: radio was shit-hot technology, when I was a boy, and it connected rural environs with the big city (“89 … WLS!!!! (Chicago)). I listened to every single Twins game in the dark on a dimestore “transistor radio”, under my pillow so my brother wouldn’t wake up and my parents wouldn’t hear.

    It costs nothing to listen to the radio, provided you don’t mind turning off the commercial stations for the interminable commercials.

    My new truck, of course, has the MP-3/Aux-In feed, so I bought another cell phone line so I could listen to Spotify and Pandora (old tech already, but not to me). And I hardly ever use it. I’m wasting $65/month. The streams are personality free, anodyne, amorphous, and the music is so middle of the road one’s attention span wanders. By middle of the road I mean, say I want to listen to edgy singer XYZ. They play the most banal tunes from XYZ. Perhaps I don’t know how to use it yet.

    I have an over the air, and an internet radio, from these guys, who seem to be properly obsessed with radio. Radio has value to preppers, travelers, mountain dwellers, the frugal set, etc.

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  55. BuenaVista says:

    If anyone wants to listen to Malinowski, a time or two:


  56. David Foster says:

    “Many of them are not really “elite” other than on paper, but they regard “non-elite” jobs as beneath them. Think of all the baristas with Cultural Anthropology degrees, the wannabe attorneys working as civil servants or for charities; the numerous graduates doing The Office-type tedious jobs. This breeds hatred and conflict among the more educated…”

    Francis Bacon warned about this four hundred years ago, asserting that one reason for sedition and mutiny in any polity was “breeding more scholars than preferment can take off”…

    A modern translation of “breeding more scholars than preferment can take off” might be “graduating more PhDs than have any hope of getting tenure,” or, more generally, “graduating more people with degrees than can use those degrees to pay for the cost of getting same.”

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  57. Farm Boy says:

    Burger King was sued on Monday by a vegan customer who accused the fast-food chain of contaminating its meatless “Impossible” Whoppers by cooking them on the same grills as its traditional meat burgers.


  58. Liz says:

    Veet is not for use on the male undercarriage, apparently. A vocabulary enhancing review, I suspect many will find.

    He gave it five stars. 😆

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  59. Liz says:

    “Hahaha! Vasectomies are beta! Real alphas get bitches knocked up and they just rope some beta to raise their brats!”
    Think some parts of the sphere have reached peak LARP.

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  60. With regards to radio, I found this YA book to be a decent read.

    A young radio engineer travels across an alt-history America, encountering primeval gods, mythical beasts, and tall tales come to life, in a quest to build a radio transmitter that can reach the stars.

    It all starts in the mountain town of Porterville. Twelve-year-old Philo starts a pirate radio station with his friends, and learns that the world is a stranger place than he ever imagined. The Ancient Marauder, the Bright and Terrible Birds, the Mishipeshu, and other creatures of myth and legend populate this enchanting mixture of science and fantasy.

    YANKEE REPUBLIC is an old-school adventure series with traditional values and down-to-earth heroes. Escape from the pessimism and propaganda of modern fiction, and take a journey through a mythic America that might have been.

    Just read the first one so far. Pretty good. Like a Heinlein juvenile. DIdn’t really see how “Yankee” had anything to do with it, so even better.

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  61. BuenaVista says:

    This (^Yankee Republic review) would be viable short-form review of Ford v. Ferrari. Shelby tells Ken Miles, once, “Go to hell” (it’s said affectionately) and that’s the worst language. Zero nudity, zero post-modern transgressive relationship b.s.

    Christian Bale in another physical transformation; Matt Dimon in shape and above average; the wife takes your breath away, whoever she is; insufficient Beech-18 time.

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  62. BuenaVista says:

    Burger King deserves it.

    And frankly, I wish someone would sue Chick-Fil-A for abandoning their principles because they hired the woke marketing agitators from Gillette, or something. They’re already growing at 2x the rate of McDonalds BUT NO, WE MUST KILL THIS EMBARRASSING PALEO-CHRISTIAN CULTURE.

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  63. RichardP says:

    …sue Chick-Fil-A for abandoning their principles…

    Driving Ventura Blvd last night in Encino with wife. Saw a Chick-Fil-A where something else used to be. Wife wanted to stop. The place just opened last Thursday. Long lines (2) for the drive-thru. My first time. Not bad, but wouldn’t go out of my way to get food there.

    This morning I hear on the radio that Chick-Fil-A is going to stop contributing to anit-LGBT organizations. Don’t think that had anything to do with my visit. Probably has something to do with what BV said about hiring woke marketing agitators from Gillette, or something.

    Drove past Chick-Fil-A after picking up our new cell phones. Used a Palm Pro for 15 years. Would keep using it except the battery won’t hold a charge for more than 15 minutes and they don’t make batteries for the Palm anymore – except for the ones for $3 that don’t have the software in them that keeps them from exploding when they overcharge. Couldn’t see burning down my house just to keep the Palm – plus Verizon is making changes that means the Palm won’t work on their network soon. Sooo – got the iPhone SE for me (free) and iPhone 8 Plus for my wife ($200) – both new. The Palm had an actual keypad, with real buttons to push. Gonna take some time to get up to speed on this virtual keyboard. I don’t like it. But – as my daughter keeps reminding me (she and wife switched to iPhones years ago) – all things must pass.

    I know – wrong song. But I like this one better. Tell me, what is life … without my Palm Pro?

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  64. BuenaVista says:

    I can top Richard’s Palm Pro nostalgia.

    I built the first external email system for the US Congress. It was a monopoly. We beat IBM, MCI, Readers Digest (The Source), Compuserve, etc. There are probably about two people here who can even describe “MCI”. That was a long time ago. I had seven employees. I flew a lot to WashDC, and there was a radical new tech on the 727s then: an analog phone called the “AirPhone”. No one used it because it was expensive.

    It also had an RJ-11 receptacle, the same jack your landline uses today.

    I, being a Junior Executive With Important Business in Washington, bought a Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 100:

    Basically, it was the first laptop, imo. Great little thing. Kyocera made it.

    I brought it, a 300/1200 baud modem, cables and shit, probably a screwdriver and alligator clips (seriously; one had no idea what was in place at the hotel) onto the plane and would have her rigged up on the second hop, from O’Hare to National. And I could dial into my Unix server back at the office and learn that something new didn’t work today.

    This was so long ago everyone wore a suit on the plane.

    I remain partial to keyboards with buttons. One reason my posts are too long is that I’m typing on a real keyboard, not banging away on my super-duper smart phone, which I use to communicate like people used to use the telegraph.

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  65. RichardP says:

    MCI = Microwave Communications Inc. Verizon bought them in 2006 and they became Verizon’s Business Division.

    I had several friends who worked at MCI in Washington, D.C.

    They went through several configurations as a company, which you can read about on Wikipedia. But this is of particular interest, beyond the fact that it connects BV’s post to mine (MCI, who BV beat out, became the business arm of Verizon, my wireless carrier).

    MCI ordered interconnections from the local exchange carriers, which in most cases was a Bell Operating Company, owned by AT&T. The relationship between MCI and the Bell Operating companies were not that of a typical supplier and customer, as the local operating companies were generally reluctant to do business with a company that their parent was attempting to put out of business. In a decision that became a turning point in the competitive telecommunications industry, Illinois Bell disconnected MCI circuits for what MCI said was no other reason than to restrain trade. MCI filed an antitrust lawsuit against AT&T in 1974, and eventually changed the telecommunications industry. On June 13, 1980, a jury in Chicago awarded MCI $1.8 billion in damages to be paid by AT&T. The suit, coupled with the Department of Justice antitrust suit also brought against AT&T, eventually led to the voluntary breakup of the Bell System.

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  66. RichardP says:

    For those who think the world has always been connected electronically, the link below gives a decent overview of the changeover from actual books and paper files to electronic data processing on Capitol Hill.

    This particular sentence caught my eye: Although a precise date is difficult to pinpoint, electronic mail, or e-mail, was first used internally by the House of Representatives in the early 1980s.

    BV might help them become more certain of the precise date.

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  67. BuenaVista says:

    At the time, “email” was something that existed as a messaging service on a closed, IBM mainframe. Or it was a message facility on something like Compuserve, where you deposited a note on a server and waited for someone to pick it up.

    My pitch was that we didn’t write letters (this is when people wrote letters) to be stored at the post office. They were delivered. My seven-person company delivered the mail to a device. IBM could not. Sucked to be them.

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