The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Rule 5 Sunday: Proudly Encouraging The Male Gaze Since 2009

— compiled by Wombat-socho This week’s appetizer is courtesy of some moron on the AoSHQ Facebook Group, and is further proof that fans can often come up with better music videos than the band that made the music to start with. Much like many of the links to follow, this video may be considered NSFW, […]

Rule 5 Sunday: Summertime Girls

— compiled by Wombat-socho Labor Day weekend is the traditional end of summer in most parts of the country, but here in Las Vegas it’s a little hotter a little longer, and quite a few of the casino resorts on the Strip have pools that double as nightclubs. Needless to say, the party keeps rocking […]

Rule 5 Sunday: Hot Babes In Space

— compiled by Wombat-socho I don’t know why I didn’t do this last weekend, considering it was Worldcon weekend…oh, right. Anyway, I want to kick off this week’s Rule 5 post with a Kelly Freas cover from the March 1974 Analog, for Jerry Pournelle’s “High Justice”, because Kelly was an awesome artist and a fine […]

Rule 5 Sunday: RIP Batgirl, Viva Jeannie!

— compiled by Wombat-socho This week marked the demise of Yvonne Craig, known not only for her portrayal of Batgirl on the 1960s Batman series but (perhaps more widely) as the Orion Slave Girl in the original Star Trek pilot The Menagerie. It’s also Barbara Eden’s birthday! Born in 1931, Ms. Eden was a busy […]

Rule 5 Sunday: Rebel Girls

— compiled by Wombat-socho I don’t know about colleges in your neck of the woods, but the University of Nevada Las Vegas is having its Welcome Day this Friday, so it seems only fitting that this week’s appetizer focuses on the Rebel Girls, the UNLV cheerleading squad. As usual, the links that follow are often […]

Rule 5 Sunday: Good Witches

— compiled by Wombat-socho Stacy has been writing about the deranged feminazi witches infesting academia and Tumblr, so it seems only logical that our appetizer this week should be an unquestionably Good witch, Samantha Stephens from the TV series Bewitched, played by the late Elizabeth Montgomery. As usual, I remind readers that many of the […]

Rule 5 Sunday: Moe Windows Mascots? Yes, Please!

— compiled by Wombat-socho The Japanese penchant for making cute anthropomorphic mascots for all manner of inanimate objects* inevitably came to be applied to computer operating systems. Microsoft Windows, with its plethora of variations over the years starting with 3.1, has inspired an entire family of “OS-tans” in cartoon form, some of which have actually […]

Rule 5 Sunday: Fightin’ Words

— compiled by Wombat-socho Almost tempted to put this off until tomorrow night after spending a good part of the day squashing white supremacist trolls in the comments, but there’s no reason to penalize the innocent along with the guilty. This week’s appetizer is UFC womens’ bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey, who stirred up some controversy […]

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