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Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

One of the way I could tell that a particular bit of coverage had gotten under Team Kimberlin’s skin was an increase in lame attempts to harass or insult me or members of my family. Their efforts always backfired on them. Bill Schmalfeldt’s effort seven years ago today was crazy I told him Feel Free to Make a Bigger Fool of Yourself.

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Here’s one of the Team Kimberlin comments so far this afternoon.TK210501191932ZGo ahead. Post the stuff on Facebook. Mrs. Hoge’s friends all know her and will be certain that the she isn’t the source of any of your filth. While you’ll disgust some people, you won’t embarrass her. You’ll simply show yourself to be a creeptastic fool.

You’re gonna need a good-sized bandage for you own foot.

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Emails about me sent to Mrs. Hoge’s colleagues on the Forestry Board, some of whom were state employees, wound up attracting the attention of a law enforcement agency. But that’s another story.

Mergers and Acquisitions and Blue Blobs

galex-view-m81_m82The Hubble Space Telescope has resolved some strange objects nicknamed “blue blobs” and found them to be brilliant blue clusters of stars born in the swirls and eddies of a galactic smashup 200 million years ago. These “blue blobs” exist along a wispy bridge of gas strung among three colliding galaxies, M81, M82, and NGC 3077about 12 million light-years away from Earth. This is not a place astronomers expect to find star clusters because the gas filaments should be too thin to allow enough material to accumulate and actually build so many stars. The star clusters in this diffuse structure might have formed from gas collisions and subsequent turbulence which locally enhanced the density of the gas streams.

Image Credit: NASA, ESA

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

This is one of my favorite episodes of Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign.

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Johnny Atsign Logo 2ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Skype rings once.

JOHNNY: (Telephone Filter) Johnny Atsign.

DD: (Telephone Filter) Good morning, Mr. Atsign, my name is Dinah Daley.

JOHNNY: Yes. How can I help you?

DD: (Telephone Filter) I believe you have some experience with investigations dealing with a fellow know as The Grouch.

JOHNNY: Yes, I do. Quite a bit, actually.

DD: (Telephone Filter) I may wish to hire you to get some more, Mr. Atsign.

JOHNNY: Well, that is how I make my living, and if we’ll be working together, please call me Johnny.

DD: (Telephone Filter) OK, Johnny. Let me explain.

MUSIC: Theme up and under.

ANNOUNCER: The Lickspittle Broadcasting System presents W. J. J. Hoge in the transcribed adventures of the man with the action-packed Twitter account, America’s fabulous free-lance Internet investigator …

JOHNNY: Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign!

MUSIC: Theme up to music out. Continue reading

A Moon with Weather and Erosion

titan_cratersTitan is the only moon in the solar system with a thick atmosphere, and the only world besides Earth known to have lakes and seas on its surface. However, with a frigid surface temperature of around -290° F (94 K), the rain falling on Titan isn’t water. It’s liquid methane and ethane, compounds that are gases at room temperature on Earth.

Most of Saturn’s moons display their ancient faces pockmarked by thousands of craters. Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, looks younger than it really is because its craters are being eroded. Radar observations by the Cassini spacecraft show that dunes of hydrocarbon sand are filling in the craters.

This image taken with the Cassini radar shows two craters on Titan. On the left is crater Sinlap which is a relatively ‘fresh’ crater, with a depth-to-diameter ratio similar to is found on other large moons in the solar system such as Ganymede. One the right is Soi, an extremely eroded crater with a very small depth compared to similar craters on Ganymede. These craters are both about 80 km (almost 50 miles) in diameter.

Image Credit: NASA

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

This episode of Blogsmoke first appeared eight years ago today.

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ANNOUNCER: (VOICE OVER MUSIC) Around Twitter Town and in the territory of the net—there’s just one way to handle the harassers and the stalkers—and that’s with an Internet Sheriff and the smell of “BLOGSMOKE”!


ANNOUNCER: “BLOGSMOKE” starring W. J. J. Hoge. The story of the trolling that moved into the young Internet—and the story of a man who moved against it. (MUSIC: OUT)

JOHN: I’m that man, John Hoge, Internet Sheriff—the first man they look for and the last they want to meet. It’s a chancy job—and it makes a man watchful … and a little lonely.


A Top Down View of a Spiral Galaxy

NGC1309_HLANGC 1309 lies on the banks of the constellation Eridanus (The River) about 100 million light-years away. It about 30,000 light-years across or about one third the size of our Milky Way galaxy. Bluish clusters of young stars and dust lanes trace out NGC 1309’s spiral arms, winding around an older yellowish star population at the galaxy’s core.

NGC 1309’s recent supernova and Cepheid variable stars have been used to derive calibration data for the expansion of the Universe.

Image Credit: NASA / ESA

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

It appeared that the initial reason for Brett Kimberlin’s lawfare campaign against people truthfully report on him and his activities was to silence his critics. However, he quickly began trying to use discovery in the LOLsuits as fishing expeditions to dig up what he hoped would be dirt on his perceived enemies. The TKPOTD for six years ago today dealt with one of his failed attempts to use confidential discovery material improperly.

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The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin has filed yet another motion attempting to breach the confidentiality of the discovery material provide by Patterico in the Kimberlin v. Frey RICO Remnant LOLsuit. The most recent bit of nonsense was filed in the Kimberlin v. Team Themis, et al. RICO 2: Electric Boogaloo LOLsuit.

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Judge Hazel never budged and continued to enforce the protective order he issued in the Frey case. I became tangled in the Frey discovery process and wound up being bound by the protective order also. Kimberlin tried to improperly use some of the Frey discovery against me in the Hoge v. Kimberlin, et al. suit. He didn’t, and even if he had, I doubt that it would have helped him. I can’t describe the material, but I can say that I would have used it myself if I hadn’t been subject to the protective order.

The Other Podcast

Stacy McCain, Dianna Deeley, and I will be at our mics at 7 pm ET for the next episode of the The Other Podcast Live. Join us on Podbean.

Likely topics include Mandates, Music, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™.

72: Mandates, Music, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™ The Other Podcast

Stacy McCain, John Hoge, and Dianna Deeley discuss the week's news.
  1. 72: Mandates, Music, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  2. 71: Toddlers, Covid, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  3. 70: Resolution, Hammers, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  4. 69: The Plague, Sports, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™
  5. 68: Florida, California, and Crazy People Are Dangerous™

The Orion Nebula in IR

orion_spitzerR600hThe Orion Nebula is a stellar nursery 1,500 light-years from here. This false-color infrared view is about 40 light-years across and was assembled using data from the Spitzer Space Telescope. Looking at the nebula in visible light shows many newly-formed stars. This infrared image also shows the nebula’s many protostars still in the process of formation. They show up in the red areas of the image. One of the red spots along the dark dusty filament to the left is and odd protostar cataloged as HOPS 68. It wasrecently found to have crystals of the silicate mineral olivine within its protostellar envelope.

Image Credit: NASA