Prepare for abrupt tonal shifts this week, starting today. I write a lot of the Bleat on weekends; I chip away at this or that, get some stuff in the tank in case I get busy. So if it seems like the Bleat goes from Bad to Blithe, that’s why. There will be a line to imply the break.

Wife left for Arizona Sunday to be with her father. What was expected to be years left went to months a while ago, and that quickly went to weeks, days, and hours. They don’t know why. He’s just shutting down, heading off on his own volition with ease. He’s a doctor, by the way. His son’s a doctor. Family’s full of doctors and medical professionals.

It’s all fraught by that thing that’s going around, of course.

So. Here’s the line.


Let’s look at another ad popping up on various sites through google. For all I know they’re on this site.

I cleaned out the cache & cookies, used different browsers, went through VPN, etc and these ads still pop up, suggesting a huge ad buy.


If you suspect they're China companies, and hence miiiight have a connection to the government, well . . . first step: check the ABOUT US page, for the finest in BS pseudo-English marketing gibberish. is the world's leading expert for procuring the coolest gadgets for guys all in one place.

We work around the clock to find, create, manufacture, and ship you the most innovative products.  This way you know you are guaranteed to have the coolest things money can buy without spending days researching on your own.

Trust our team of experts to help you stay ahead of the curve, and always be on the cutting edge of technology. Join our product revolution as we continuously challenge what is possible in your life and help bring awesomeness worldwide.

So the company sells nothing but patterned face masks, and the ABOUT page uses “gadget” boilerplate.

In case anyone’s suspicious, why, there’s a completely objective site that reviews online merchants. This review is by Abigail!

She’s in Australia! That explains while she writes like someone whose dental-sedation medication is just kicking in.

Shieldstars Masks Reviews {April} Is It Safe To Buy? >> In this article, you came to know about the website that provides you a trendy and safety accessories.

Have you ever seen a face mask that comes with unique design and Fashion? If not, then go through the Shieldstars Masks Reviews to reveal the facts you were looking for.

As we say, “Precaution is better than cure.” Wouldn’t it be good enough if we protect ourselves by wearing a mask rather than getting cured by medicines? Even medical science has proved that face mask is a better option to get safeguarded by air-borne diseases.

In the United State, the trend of Shieldstars Masks is increasing rapidly. As it is trendy and innovative, the customers who have purchased these masks are appreciating, and they are in love with it.

After going through Shieldstars Masks Reviews, we can conclude that the website has been performing better in the business.

Shieldstars Masks has made a marvelous entry in an E-commerce world. People are participating in trying the product. By completing the demands of the customers, they provide the coolest and trendy masks with the best quality at a reasonable rate. The company offers accessories for men, women as well as kids so they all can go for their choices.

Here’s a site that does not recommend it, and once again, I suspect English isn’t lingo numero uno:

We have propelled another assistance to check the Website Trust score.

We utilize a one of a kind calculation and man-made consciousness advancements to profoundly investigate the site substance to identify conceivably dangerous online shops. We can recognize known phony webshops, suspended webshops (for the most part because of fake exercises), suspicious area names that utilization trademarked words, potential nations of root (to identify China-based webshops), and that’s just the beginning! is very recent. This is normally a bad sign. Most trick sites use space names that are under a half year old.! Enlisted on: 2020-04-10 has no mail server. This is a terrible sign. isn’t well known is utilizing charm trade stage

Online clients are encouraged to avoid the conniving site in light of the fact that the individuals who shop from it risk getting fake products or nothing by any stretch of the imagination.

Those bastards using charm trade stage to connive!

Makes you wonder if this is from a competitor.

Says another site: is an untrustworthy online store, like Shopyzaz, Scarfiv, Matastore, Theparisqueen, Fashinning, and therefore not recommended for use.

It's endless.



Yes, it's the fourth month but it's the fifth ep. We did two last month.


Let's use the crawl to catch up.

Prepare yourself: this is a corker.


When last we saw the Shadow - who is not invisible, and hence gets himself into all sorts of problems - was buried under tons of stone and rubble when the Black Tiger set a trap. Previously the resolution to the cliffhanger showed him staggering to his feet and shaking it off. Well:

Awfully damned considerate of the Tiger to build his basement rafters with stairs built right in.

He runs away, AGAIN; so far what the Shadow has done is show up as a crime is being committed, get knocked out, survive, then run away. Then we go to the Black Tiger’s lair, where he sneers at his underlings from behind his cloak of invisibility, then declares his next target.

It’s the "Safeway Airlines."

Those guys are BAD!

Back at the Cobalt Club, where the plutocrats under siege by the Tiger meet, bitch and moan about it all. Cranston is on hand, and he says “you know, these airplane crashes may be the work of the Black Tiger. The rest of the Captains of Industry don’t agree, despite everything that’s been happening; they blame the Shadow, even though the Tiger sent them personal threatening messages.

Cranston decides to fly over the area where the planes crashed, looking for clues.

Yes, give it a thorough examination.

Down on the ground, the Tiger’s men are discussing the next plane to go down:

That’s a normal thing for a pilot to say.

Turns out he has a ray gun, and that’s what brings the planes down. He sees the Shadow in his plane, and asks the boys on the ground to give him the juice.

Not bad. Why, this must have inspired George Lucas! Works, too:

Somehow the pilot knew the Shadow was taking pictures, so he sends the henchmen to get the camera. But of course Cranston walked away and got his pictures, and once he examines them he finds the runway that leads to the Tiger’s aviation base. We cut back to the hideout, where the Tiger calls to see how things are going, and the henchman says we downed the Shadow’s plane.

Black Tiger: Excellent

Hench: he was taking pictures

Black Tiger: bring the plates to me

Hench: see, that’s the problem, he got away

Black Tiger: (superior-intellect insults)

This is the most sensible moment I’ve ever seen in a serial:


That would be awesome except it doesn’t happen. And so:


That'll do; let's all pitch in and see April off in a better way than it began.




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