Monday, December 31, 2018

I'm a Spaceman!


Fragment from undisclosed source:

(TB44) joined the organization as a writer and analyst in the Fall of 1998. He was assigned to the Torbin Project and proved to be a quick study by offering up a detailed overview of all related sub-systems only two weeks later. All field manuals were subsequently updated and DOD reported qualitative changes that saved lives. By then, TB44 was working on three other projects and assisting with real-world scenarios by supplying logistics support.

TB44 is facile with computers, networking, and on-the-fly coding but is a generalist rather than a detail-oriented worker. The Company considers TB44 a valuable commodity and would like to see him develop into the role of an idea guy, VP New Products, perhaps, or New Business, rather than a hands-on problem solver. TB44 becomes bored easily and is moody at times. He keeps to himself and prefers to work alone. In that regard, it is recommended TB44 attend the Company's yearly management training seminar.

Other recommendations include on-premises covert drug testing and soft surveillance off-site. TB44 is elevated to Security Status IV.

Any of the faithful know what this is about?

Sunday, December 30, 2018

That's three animal memes in a row. What's going on here?

Friday, December 21, 2018

The Korolev Crater

The Korolev crater on Mars is 82 kilometers across and found in the northern lowlands of Mars near the polar cap. It is filled with water ice. Verified. Let the terra-forming begin!

Friday, December 14, 2018

The Greedy King

I am not the writer TommyBoy is but I put this little story together and decided to post it here. Hope you like it.

Once upon a time, there was this country, see? Unfortunately, it was ruled by a greedy King. The king sent his Royal Expeditors out across the land to seize the crops of the peasants as taxation. They took 3/4 of the harvest, leaving the peasants with barely enough to live on. If a particular year had a particularly bad harvest, the Royal Expeditors would seize other property the peasants owned. Cattle, furniture, and even the daughters of the peasants. Can you believe it? Finally, the peasants had enough. They knew going up against the well-armed Royal Expeditors would be crazy. So instead they went after soft targets -- the families and friends of the Royal Expeditors. Naturally, the King's allies were appalled that the peasants would stoop so low and so, predictably they increased their brutality against the peasants. However, this only emboldened the oppressed even more. Eventually, the Royal Expeditors could no longer protect the King because they had their own families to defend. Without protection, the King found himself alone and under siege from the peasants. It didn't take long before the peasants found a way inside his castle. The king was found hiding in a sewer ditch. As punishment for his greed, the peasants impaled the King upon a hunting spear. The Royal Expeditors were systematically hunted down and given the same treatment. Afterward, all lived happily ever after. The End.

So, how did you like my story?