The Other McCain

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

Rule 5 Sunday: Rumiko Manbagi

— compiled by Wombat-socho When we first meet Rumiko Manbagi in the manga Komi Can’t Communicate, she looks absolutely hideous, the platonic ideal of a gyaru girl* who doesn’t know the meaning of moderation. Feeling horribly lonely and out of place, she flees to the girls’ room, where Komi finds her and befriends her. It’s […]

Rule 5 Sunday: Natasha Romanova Redux

— compiled by Wombat-socho So the new Black Widow movie is out, and it looks pretty good, but since I’m not driving 200 miles to pay $20 so I can watch Scarlett Johanson’s butt* on the big screen, I’ll have to wait until it’s available on some streaming platform I can afford. Also, a minor […]

Rule 5 Sunday: Agent Carter

— compiled by Wombat-socho Being (cos)played tonight by Irina Meier. Hope you’re all having a great Independence Day weekend. Ceterum autem censeo Silicon Valley esse delendam. Ninety Days From Tyranny: Hot Pick Of The Late Night, The 90 Miles Mystery Box Episode #1400, Morning Mistress, and Girls With Guns.  Animal Magnetism: Rule 5 Nork Friday […]

Rule 5 Sunday: Cottagecore Is The New Black

— compiled by Wombat-socho Elie Reynolds at The Federalist Blog wrote an article on the counterrevolutionary fashion trend that is apparently all the rage among the Generation Z girls, cottagecore. It looks on the one hand like a throwback to the fashions of the 1950s, but on the other hand, it also looks like a […]

Rule 5 Sunday: 2D > 3D?

— compiled by Wombat-socho This almost became Rule 5 Monday because I lost track of time playing Hearts Of Iron IV, but I got hungry, looked at my watch and realized to my surprise that it was almost 10:30 and I hadn’t eaten since 3. Anyway, today’s appetizer is Saber from Fate/Stay Night reimagined as […]

Say Good-Bye to Victoria’s Secret

Remember Rule 5? “Everybody loves a pretty girl.” No one is really offended by Elsa Hosk modeling sparkly underwear for Victoria’s Secret. Sure, some people will say they’re offended, but in reality they’re just envious. Face it, if you looked like Elsa Hosk, you’d probably walk around in sparkly underwear all the time. But because […]

Rule 5 Sunday: Quiet, Please

— compiled by Wombat-socho I admit to not knowing much about the Metal Gear game franchise except that it apparently stars some Snake Plissken-looking dude who goes by the name of Solid Snake and has the secret power of hiding in boxes along with his other elite commando skills. Anyway, there’s apparently a dishy gal […]

Rule 5 Sunday: Samsung Sam

— compiled by Wombat-socho I seldom explain jokes, but Friday evening’s meme does seem to need one. Last month Brazilian studio Lightfarms came up with an unofficial virtual assistant for Samsung phones, and people went nuts over her. I have to say, just based on the visuals alone, Sam would be a big improvement over […]

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