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November 01, 2015

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jen

Tip jar hit. Thanks for lots of laughs.

Rafi

Starting my Christmas shopping via your Amazon thingie. Keep up the good work, David.

sH2

a terribly radical artist who’s subverting “oppressive discourses” by, er, amplifying his trousers.

How did I miss that one? F*cking hell. Consider your tip jar hit, sir.

R. Sherman

Bought a fridge for my son's dorm today via your Amazon link.

JL

OK. The Kraftwerk Kids got you over the line this time.

J

Thanks for the education in incredibly bad performance art. Have a nice red on me.

[+]

Love monetized.

David

Thanks to all who’ve chipped in so far, or subscribed, or done shopping via Amazon. It’s much appreciated and does make a difference to how much time I can spend here gassing with you lot.


In other news, I gather it’s been foggy in London.

I think this store is promising more than it can deliver.

Oh, and Laurie Penny’s ongoing theatre of personal complication reaches level two.

David

Meanwhile in San Francisco, a whole new level of piety has been discovered:

A group of neighbours living in the Noe Valley-Glen Park area were engaged in a discussion around the city’s crime and debated whether labelling a person who commits petty theft as a “criminal” is offensive.

It turns out that calling a thief a “criminal” is a microaggression and therefore bad, according to Malkia Cyril. Apparently, we must be more empathetic and respectful to those who steal our stuff.

Em

Gladly.

Lancastrian Oik

I wondered whether as an existing subscriber I ought to consider your panhandling a microaggression.....

Nah.

Keep up the good work. Going full reductio ad absurdum on her Bay Area batshit-craziness, I wonder how Malkia Cyril copes with the knowledge that she possesses an immune system?

David

I wondered whether as an existing subscriber…

Please make your way to the VIP lounge, behind the purple rope and burly henchlesbians. Do help yourself to coke and hookers.

Dom

I found this on Laurie Penny's Twitter feed. She didn't write this, but someone else tweeted it to her. Just putting it out there. Not making fun of it. In fact, I'm not even sure there is any truth to it. Just using it to show how we've encouraged an entire generation to obsess with its gender.

"I have a friend that just attempted suicide because their workplace refused to honor they/them pronouns."

R. Sherman

Do help yourself to . . . hookers.

Wait. I told my wife it was "hookahs."

Anna

Apparently, we must be more empathetic and respectful to those who steal our stuff.

Did she publish her home address and the times she'll be out?

Also, tipped.

Jo

*hits tip jar*

How much for the henchlesbians?

mojo

Done and done. Well worth the boodle.

Although it would be nice to have prizes, perhaps the chance to smack Penny Red right in the mouth.

Ah well, one can dream.

mojo

"I have a friend that just attempted suicide because their workplace refused to honor they/them pronouns."

Incompetent even at that, eh?

Sam

Thanks, David. Have a bottle of something on me.

wtp

Three stone coming your way. No don't you boys go spending it all in one place.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Climate Change is Sexist.

The circle is complete.

[a]

a terribly radical artist who’s subverting “oppressive discourses” by, er, amplifying his trousers.

LOL. Tipped.

David

subverting “oppressive discourses” by, er, amplifying his trousers.

Of course I was into his art before all the sell-out commercial stuff like amplified trousers. Back when he was edgier, totally underground and wrapping eggplants with string.

Hal

I wonder how Malkia Cyril copes with the knowledge that she possesses an immune system?

David beat me to that one . . . and as far as the Bay Area having to deal with debacles of hipsters, a friend of mine has stated that hipsters are a demonstration of the existence of the autonomic nervous system; when you've got someone who is clearly too stupid to remember to breathe, then something has to be keeping things going . . .

JL

"Climate Change is Sexist."

"World ends tomorrow - Women, minorities hardest hit."

Chester Draws

Amplifying trousers is stupid. We all know that good performance art must be done naked.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11538616

Oh dear. It's part of SPILL Festival of Performance Art. Oh dear.

Theophrastus

Tip jar hit, David. Thank you, not least for your prose style.

JL

"We all know that good performance art must be done naked."

Priceless:

"The piece investigates questions relating to temporality, the body in site, representation and gender through consideration of the use of the body in performance as an activist practice.

"The work interrogates the boundaries, access points and interaction between 'interior' and 'exterior' categories. Physical action dually presents the female body within a process of claiming space, whilst attempting to exist itself as deterritorialised space."

Jackson had previously made headlines after calling for donations of menstrual blood for an art project.

Hal

Commentary on the fiasco called Kids Company.

Hmmm. A question that has just come to mind . . . Based on what I've been reading, has anyone thought to ask Camila Batmanghelidjh if she through the organization was supposed to actually be instead The Kidd's Company?

sk60

Laurie Penny’s ongoing theatre of personal complication reaches level two.

Is she trans this week? It's hard to keep up.

*hits tip jar*

David

Is she trans this week? It’s hard to keep up.

Sadly, no. At least not this week. From what I can make out, she’s currently “genderqueer” and a tiny bit bisexual.

The point, however, is that everyone paid attention and noticed just how complicated and fascinating Laurie is. And as this is at least the fourth time she’s publicly ‘come out’ as something or other, pausing only for applause and to check what’s in fashion, I’m sure there’ll be another update shortly.

Si

I stroked the tip jar because I bloody love it.

Lancastrian Oik

Toynbee Studios?

Not only is the circle complete, we're about to do another lap.

John D

The point, however, is that everyone paid attention and noticed just how complicated and fascinating Laurie is.

Had to be done.

David

For some reason, the word shampoo springs to mind.

David

Also, bogies.

Joan

"Sales end today."

https://twitter.com/DrKatyShaw/status/661485670368722944

Theophrastus

That picture of foggy London reminds me of a (doubtless apocryphal) English newspaper headline:

'Fog in the Channel: Continent isolated'.

L

Great blog, David. *tip jar hit*

RY

Many thanks for great blog, David.
Have a nice bottle of red on me.

BeckoningChasm

I really enjoy this blog, and if I had money, I'd send some. I used to send money to conservative sites regularly, alas those days (and the money) are no longer dawning.

pst314

"Is she trans this week? It’s hard to keep up."

Trans-rational every week.

pst314

A transrational progressive?

As

Tipped.

One of my favourite blogs. I've been reading for years.

N

Long time lurker. First time tipper.

Keep up the good work, Mr T.

briltonbrilton

Danny Katz, milquetoast columnist for The Age, races a supermarket checkout chick as he uses the self-serve checkout.

http://www.theage.com.au/comment/rogue-barcodes-spoil-cheerless-checkout-sport-20151029-gkljfe.html

He "wins", and then sneeringly looks at this low-paid, hard-working girl as he leaves, wagering to himself that she and her profession will soon be redundant. And he works for The Age. Oh the irony.

No one sneers and mocks the under trodden and the lowly like the Left does.

Any hubris that I could wish upon him would never be violent or painful enough.

Hal

Danny Katz, milquetoast columnist for The Age, races a supermarket checkout chick as he uses the self-serve checkout.

"Hey Creepo Holding A Banana, stop staring or I'm calling store security".
Man_With_Three_Buttocks

I tried to make a donation, but my Norwegian Visa was rejected.
I'll mail you a couple of lutefisk.

B

You do good work. Tip jar hit.

Sporkatus

If I tip, will you support a call for the nationalization of the Steve 2 industry? I'm worried I haven't been receiving the trans-cat and Limahl joke quantities I had grown to expect.

pst314

"amplifying his trousers"

I wonder what would be the response of Lord Vetinari, Patrician of Ankh-Morpork. Something entertaining, I'm sure.

~#~

I've been lurking for ages and just wanted to say thanks for a great blog. Token of appreciation in your tip jar.

David

All tokens appreciated. It’s what keep this place here.

Quint&Jessel, Sea of Azof, Bly, UK

Monday ok? And here's a shrieking crybaby courtesy of Ace: http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=359966 WAH! WE DON'T WANT FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION! WAH!

mojo

And don't miss the comments on little crybaby's article in the Yale Herald:
http://yaleherald.com/op-eds/hurt-at-home/

Kay

Fan of your blog, David. Have tipped accordingly.

WTP

Mojo's Yale Herald link has been down all morning. These are America's best and brightest? Can't keep a student newspaper web site up and running in the prime hours of a weekend day?

James

Done. Thanks for reading the Guardian so we don't have to.

witwoud

Money sent. Your sapphic minions shall eat tonight.

David

Thanks to all who’ve tickled the tip jar, or subscribed, or done shopping via the Amazon widget. It’s much appreciated. I feel a warm glow of belovedness.

mojo

Yale Herald now showing a 403 "IP Forbidden" error. Sounds like those firewall rules got tightened up considerably. Like nobody except Yale addresses.

I think THE FEAR has hit them.

Spiny Norman

A little late to the party, but happy to donate. Few things on the interweb gives me more pleasure to see a new post from David.

P

Have stuffed a few notes in your jar.

Randy

Note stuffing complete. You have one of the few sites I consider indispensable.

G

Bit late but happy to chip in. Keep up the good work, David.

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