30 days NiceGulag!

So, five years ago I did a throwaway post on Facebook along the lines of: “If we want to be true to biathlon roots, the course should be ‘ski, shoot a nazi, ski, shoot a communist’.”

Five years ago Facebook had no problems with this.

This morning, it came up as a memory, and Facebook wanted to know if I’d like to share it. I figured, “Why not?”

Guess what?

Facebook becomes less useful, and less convenient, by the day.



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12 thoughts on “30 days NiceGulag!”

    1. Umm, if we’re talking Finns & biathlon here?

      Not much Nazi shooting, except one campaign right at the end when Stalin required it of them. So “shoot a commie, ski, ski, ski” & repeat THAT about 25,700 times, then maybe ONE iteration of “shoot a nazi” ski, ski, ski, demobilize.

      See “Laplandr war”:


    1. Eh, they’re both socialists, one’s just a national socialist with a good looking uniform while the other’s an international socialist with a bad uniform.

      Thus my theory about the differences between national and international socialism, the uniforms…

      1. It’s definitely the difference between Antifa and the Blackshirts and Brownshirts.

        The average Antifard never heard of them – they aren’t copying the Fascists, rather they’re copying the same old-time Commie “political action” squads that Mussolini’s Blackshirts, Hitler’s Brownshirts, and the SS copied. And it comes out just the same, except the Fascists and Nazis had sufficient self respect to dress well and have a chain of command.

  1. @Drang, these days it’s just as likely because skiing is a predominantly white pastime.
    @Lawdog, look on it as more time to write more books (Hint! Hint!)

  2. And if you did a Marathon right, you’d run it naked and drop dead after crossing the finish line and reciting your message…

  3. It’s funny. I got a Facebook account back in the very early 2000s. I’m testify at trial a lot as an expert witness, and shortly after i got my account, a lawyer mentioned something I wrote in trial. That day I deleted my account (this was back when you could delete your account — supposedly — fairly easily). I’ve never missed it. Same with Twitter.

    I have a blog, and it’s been mentioned in trial a couple of times, but I write on it accepting that I’ll have to defend everything I write there.

    As a non-Facebook person, I’m bemused by all this Facebook controversy. It’s all non-events in my life.

  4. The worst part? You’re not wrong. But historical is frequently confused with hysterical by the Meta wonks.

  5. Just got FB popped for “hate speech”. Reason? A meme quoting George Carlin: “Here’s all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.”

    Appealed and rejected.

    Next, saying men are from Mars and women are from Venus will be considered mis-gendering or some-such BS.

  6. I got 30 days over the holidays because I made fun of the Austrian Corporal by name. I guess they don’t like it when you disrespect their role model…

  7. The current fun bit is that most of what I do on FB is block all the “Suggested for You” clickbait sites, based on me hovering over something for a half a second while my attention was elsewhere.

    They are working hard to drive me away, and will eventually succeed.

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