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Thursday, August 30, 2018

"In your satin tights, Fighting for your rights": the theme song from the old 70's era Wonder Woman series

From the Wonder Woman TV series, not the recent movie. They just don't write lyrics like that anymore, do they? The entire set is below.

Here's the intro (with the song):

And a "mix" video:

The lyrics:

Wonder Woman!
Wonder Woman!

All the world is waiting for you,
And the powers you possess,
In your satin tights,
Fighting for your rights,
And the old red, white and blue!

Wonder Woman!
Wonder Woman!

Now the world is ready for you,
And the wonders you can do.
Make a hawk a dove,
Stop a war with love,
Make a liar tell the truth!

Wonder Woman!
Get us out from under.
Wonder Woman!
All our hopes are pinned upon you,
And the magic that you do.
Stop a bullet cold,
Make the Axis fold,
Change their minds,
And change the world!

Wonder Woman!
Wonder Woman!
You're a wonder!
Wonder Woman!

Smithsonian has an excellent article: The Surprising Origin Story of Wonder Woman, which includes, as one of the illustrations, this:

In case you have trouble reading it, it reads:

With my speculum,
I am strong!
I can fight!

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

LOL - Offensive language?

I realize that weiner has long been mildly risque, but you have to wonder whether it actually rose to the level of "offensive" prior to Bill and Hillary's buddy Anthony getting busted.

Wednesday links

August 29th, 2:14 AM: Skynet Becomes Self-aware.

How drunk were the Founding Fathers? Revolutionary-era Americans could drink you under the table.

Scientists look to music of volcanos to better monitor eruptions: the Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador is "the largest pipe organ you've ever come across."

LBJ's birthday was earlier this week: he was the President Who Marked His Territory.

ICYMI, Friday's links are here, and include the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre, the U.S. Senate monorail (a private subway system under Washington D.C.), and the anniversary of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and destruction of Pompeii in A.D. 79.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

August 29th, 2:14 AM: Skynet Becomes Self-aware

According to the 1991 movie Terminator 2: Judgement Day, August 29th is the day Skynet becomes self-aware. 
The Terminator: The Skynet Funding Bill is passed. The system goes on-line August 4th, 1997. Human decisions are removed from strategic defense. Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th. In a panic, they try to pull the plug. 
Sarah Connor: Skynet fights back.