Daily Archives: May 15, 2021

It’s Was A Joke, People !

First off, Brandi wants to thank everyone for their condolences about Moshi the cat.

Several people commented on how unusual it was for a cat to make 19. Well, back when she was a lot younger Brandi had a cat named Pepper, the only cat we ever bought. Got him from the old Docktor’s Pets in Baybrook Mall. He was just a tiny kitten, and the clerk said he was a Persian, though he didn’t really look like one to me.

As he grew bigger (a lot bigger) he turned out to be a Maine Coon, one of the largest and oldest breeds native to America.

Maine Coon

There are a lot of different colorations, but Pepper kind of looked like this photo from the Internet. He got up to a little over 18 lbs., but he looked even bigger due to his long, fluffy coat.

With the large ruff around his neck and his peacock-plumed tail, he was a very impressive cat. But a real sweetheart.

So getting back to the point of this story, he lived to be a little over 20. And though he had slowed down some, he seemed to be going strong.

Until one day he was walking from the living room to the kitchen and there was a loud noise, I’ve forgotten what it was, anyway, he just jumped a little, then fell over, and he was gone. Just like that.

Recently Elon Musk, owner of Tesla, SpaceX, Starlink, and The Boring Company, hosted Saturday Night Live. Though there was a lot of controversy even before he appeared, it flared to a white heat once he was accused of flashing a White Power symbol on the show. Some people even called for his death because it.

And a recent Jeopardy winner also got in a lot of trouble for the same thing.

And what was this dreaded sign? The Nazi ‘Heil Hitler’ salute?

No it was something even worse. It was that awful ‘OK’ sign done with your fingers. And how does it show support for White Power?

OK Sign Diagram

Well, you have to use your imagination, I guess. Or maybe somebody can draw it on your hand for you.

Here’s Elon’s version.

Elon Musk OK Sign

Based on the drawing, his version looks more like ‘qw’ to me. Maybe you’re supposed to look at it in a mirror?

And why would an African-American like Elon Musk want to flash a ‘White Power’ sign anyway. (Look it up.)

And here’s the Jeopardy winner’s version.

Jeopardy Winner OK Sign

And he looks more like he’s signing an ‘E’ anyway, but people called for him to be thrown off the show and all his winnings to be confiscated.

Of course, if you had actually watched the show, instead of looking for something to be outraged about, you would have known that he was signaling that he was a 3 day winner. He first held up a single finger to show he had won once. Then the next day, he held up two fingers.  And so on.

But then you’d have to find something else that offended you, wouldn’t you.

And what are we going to do about all these other White Supremacists?

More OK Signs

And it looks like Rep. Cortez and Eddie Murphy are even repeat offenders.


Rep. Cortez doubly so.

Eddie Murphy OK Buckwheat

And then this one.

Biden OK Sign

So how did this sign, that’s been around since the early 1800’s, get to be a symbol of White Supremacy?

It was a joke, people!

It started in early 2017 as a hoax. Anonymous users of 4chan, an anonymous and unrestricted online message board, began what they called “Operation O-KKK,” to see if they could trick the wider world — and especially, liberals and the mainstream media — into believing that the innocuous gesture was actually a clandestine symbol of white power.

“We must flood Twitter and other social media websites with spam, claiming that the OK hand signal is a symbol of white supremacy,” one of the users posted, going on to suggest that everyone involved create fake social media accounts “with basic white girl names” to propagate the notion as widely as possible.

The 4chan hoax succeeded all too well and ceased being a hoax: Neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen and other white nationalists began using the gesture in public to signal their presence and to spot potential sympathisers and recruits. For them, the letters formed by the hand were not O and K, but W and P, for “white power”.

So now, because some White Supremacists on the far-far right, and some idiots on the liberal left fell for the joke, some people are calling for other people to be killed.

It was a joke, people!

Of course, it seems based on the above photos, some people are allowed more leeway with this than others.

Thought For The Day:

Engineering Flowchart