Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Enter Thee Judges

Members of a Taliban delegation emerge from peace talks in Moscow, May 30, 2019.
The six conservative members of the United States Supreme Court emerge to announce their ruling on Dobbs vs. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the landmark decision ending federal protection for a woman's right to obtain an abortion.  Nah, just joking.  It's the Taliban.  They issue similar rulings.

The South Will Fall. Again.


Thomas D. Rice in blackface, dancing as Jim Crow
Thomas D. Rice, a white entertainer in blackface, depicted as his popular minstrel slave character "Jim Crow," circa 1830s.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Did You Find Your AI Soulmate Yet?

Look familiar?  This woman does not exist.  She was generated by an artificial intelligence that combines random human features, based on parameters you set.  The parameters I set, in this case, were "beautiful" "female" "young adult" and "joyful."  This pic makes me uncomfortable.  Generate your own fake humans at Generated Photos.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Come Fly With Thee

Sexbot author Patrick Quinlan in a blue shirt and headset, giving the thumbs up in a helicopter cockpit near Sarasota Florida
Thee Optimist in the cockpit, giving the thumbs up.  All systems go.  Welcome to the blog post where Thee Optimist simply uploads GoPro (knockoff) video of a recent helicopter ride, for your viewing enjoyment.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

The Greatest Moment in Music History

John Coffey singer David Achter de Molen at Pinkpop Festival 2015.
This is David Achter de Molen, singer of the now-defunct Dutch rock band John Coffey, walking on the crowd at the Pinkpop Festival in 2015.  De Molen was the central figure during the greatest moment in music history.