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March 20, 2017

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David

Are you some kind of wrecker?

Unbeliever!

We must teach him the meaning of inclusivity!

David

And speaking of “equity” as meaning “equality of outcome regardless of inputs,” there’s this.

R. Sherman

Are you some kind of wrecker?

I prefer to think of myself as a traditionalist, fighting for the integrity of the humanities and liberal arts. After all, when I was in college majoring in literature and philosophy, we knew that it was impossible to truly understand existentialism unless one did tequila shots with a coed whose shirt was lying on the floor.

What's wrong with kids these days?

Sporkatus

I really wish Rawhide Kobayashi was a real person. Maybe if we all wish hard enough...

From one of the Twitter links on Iron Fist:

Okay, how about redo Iron Fist as a Tibetan millennial who emigrates to Appalachia and learns the ancient arts of moonshinin' and headbutts.

That would be a worthy film.

PiperPaul

Or you could use blockquote tags.

Is there a Typepad page that lists proper tags? I went looking for one once and didn't find much. I suppose site admins can allow/disallow selectively though.

PiperPaul

"visit the store and hold meetings there to defend their culture"

I'm guessing there might be a purity test questionnaire prior to admission. Followed by (mandatory, for the heathens) "helpful seminars".

David

Is there a Typepad page that lists proper tags?

Not for comments, at least not that I’m aware of. But the obvious ones are here.

dicentra

As I type, Glenn Beck is interviewing a member of the Westboro Baptist Church (granddaughter of Fred Phelps) who left the church because of the interactions she had on…

…wait for it…

…TWITTER!

She was on Twitter to "share the word" but found that (a) 140 chars doesn't leave enough room for the elaborate insults her people typically spewed at outsiders (b) she saw photos of people's kids and their lives and realized that they weren't wicked monsters (c) some people engaged her with honest questions, sans malice or retaliation, and their gentle entreaties helped her rethink her positions.

Megan Phelps-Roper's TED talk is right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVV2Zk88beY

0_o

*looks at keyboard*

I'VE GOT THE POW-AH!

Sporkatus
I'VE GOT THE POW-AH!
Most likely also the Touch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZKpByV5764
dicentra

Every photo had an elephant in it.

She's wearing an elephant pendant, which OBVIOUSLY invokes Ganesha, a Hindu god, and what does THAT mean, mah peeps?

APPROPRIATION.

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David

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Heh. Damn right.

dicentra

< a > tags are also supported for URLs.

dicentra

Gleeped from Twitter, a nifty bit of UTF-8 art:

(-‸ლ)

I think it means "I can't even…"

David

I think it means “I can’t even…”

Bloody kids, with their jeans and their rap music.

Daniel Ream

< /i >

Why do I get the feeling this is the new "mic drop".

champ

"A couple of links regarding the "Hair Warrior" Carmen Figueroa:"

Imagine my shock to discover that she is a fattie...

WTP

I think it means "I can't even…"

Yeah...I saw something different...

David

Yeah...I saw something different...

It is a bit of a Rorschach test. I think it’s meant to be someone holding their head in weary disbelief. Facepalming, as they say.

It’s that or something sexual.

WTP

well....when you blow it up like that...it gets kinda unnatural how flattened out the one nipple becomes...and now I see somebody is missing a finger...iykwim...

Sporkatus

The UTF-8 facepalm clearly is meant to imply slit-like eyes as of someone east Asian, and the "palm" hand contains a hidden letter "m", which clearly stands for "masculinity".

I denounce the white patriarchy in this set of symbols.

PiperPaul

"unnatural how flattened out the one nipple becomes"

Ha! That reminded me of one of those Jordan Peterson lecture snippets where he mentions that guys (well, OK, most guys) can get all excited by two circles and a triangle.

dicentra

I saw it as a fist rubbing one's closed eye, both eyes being closed.

< /i >

Hal

Dionne instructed the student attendees to chant “imperialist, capitalist, white supremacist patriarchy,”

That's a cheer sure to generate a lot of school spirit during football games.

One of the features of San Francisco's annual St Stupid's Day Parade is the ritual crowd wide proclamation of;

No More Chanting!!!
No More Chanting!!!
No More Chanting!!!
No More Chanting!!!
No More Chanting!!!
Hal

Okay, how about redo Iron Fist as a Tibetan millennial who emigrates to Appalachia and learns the ancient arts of moonshinin' and headbutts.

That would be a worthy film.

Weeeelllll . . . .

population of Appalachia

Tibetan Americans

commercial moonshine

. . . . A Venn diagram suggests that he or she may actually exist and that the movie could be a documentary.

Hal

It is a bit of a Rorschach test.

Oh. It's not one of Einstein's more obscure footnotes?

[+]

It’s that or something sexual.

Is it boobs?

David

Is it boobs?

I’m no expert, but I’m fairly sure boobs don’t look like that. On Earth women, at least.

Hal

A Greeneville Tennessee newspaper, The Greeneville Sun, has published a local themed overview of the recent bout of Shia LaBeouf's flag waving and resulting occurrences.

Just hours later, the hewillnotdivide.us livestream video, saved and reposted on other sites, showed the project’s flag being lowered. Minutes later, a red hat, believed emblazoned with Trump’s signature “Make America Great Again” slogan, and a T-shirt, reportedly with an image from the Pepe the Frog meme embraced by numerous Trump supporters and proponents of the “alt-right” online, are shown hoisted to the top of the flagpole.
jabrwok
“imperialist, capitalist, white supremacist patriarchy,”

That's a cheer sure to generate a lot of school spirit during football games.

It just needs the last word: FOREVER!!!

The other team would be so triggered that victory would be assured!

:-D

Hal

“imperialist, capitalist, white supremacist patriarchy,”

Free Palestine!! . . . with any purchase of Jordan and Syria, get yours while supplies last!!

Sporkatus

Blimey, David, I think it may be time to dust off that "giant vaginas" tag once again:

https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/844565584759087104

Nikw211

“My favorite thing to talk about are the things you’re not supposed to talk about.”

At least that's one thing Miki Agrawal and her staff agree on, then.

David

At least that’s one thing Miki Agrawal and her staff agree on, then.

Agrawal also touched an employee’s breasts and asked her to expose them, routinely changed clothes in front of employees… She also is said in the filing to have shared nude photos of herself and others — “including but not limited to her fiancé” — with staff. At least once, she supposedly FaceTimed into a meeting from the toilet.

And,

Agrawal… is slated to speak on March 23 at the New Orleans Entrepreneur Week’s Women's Summit, directly following a discussion on “Navigating Sexuality at Work: Finding the Line Between Harmless and Harassment.”

Sounds like another Lady Of Cluster B.

WTP

In other women's new...not sure if y'all heard but Brad's wife was fired from Cracker Barrel. On his birthday, no less.
#JusticeForBradsWife

Burnsie

At least that’s one thing Miki Agrawal and her staff agree on, then.

I find it interesting that Agrawal *somehow* became the embodiment of every gross, creepy male boss who ever existed, yet no doubt views her own predatory behavior as patriarchy-busting "empowerment." Because it's different when a woman boss squeezes your boobs.

David

Meanwhile, in thrilling art news:

Having been driven from New York, New Mexico, and an insufficiently undisclosed location in Tennessee, Shia LaBeouf, Nastja Säde Rönkkö, and Luke Turner’s “He Will Not Divide Us” is splitting for England… The anti-Trump art project is putting an ocean between itself, the president, and the Trump supporters who’ve turned hounding LaBeouf’s flag-and-webcam set-up into a weirdly passionate artistic endeavour of their own. “Events have shown that America is simply not safe enough for this artwork to exist,” LaBeouf, Rönkkö, and Turner said in a statement announcing the project’s “adoption” by the U.K.-based Foundation For Art And Creative Technology.

Almost sounds like a challenge.

Sporkatus
“Events have shown that America is simply not safe enough for this artwork to exist,”
Translated, "I am no longer free of the consequences of my own idiocy and able to act as a provocateur so much as I'd like."

It *is* a bit rich that pranking is being construed as physical menace, while the actual projection of phsyical menace by M. La Beouf himself (assault on counter-"artists", patrolling the flag site in a froth with a bludgeon) goes unmentioned.
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David

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This is going to be the new “I am Spartacus” thing, isn’t it?

Daniel Ream

Sounds like another Lady Of Cluster B.

I don't know. It's not tripping my Spidey-sense. (And I am, of course, an internationally recognized expert on these things).

Sometimes a crass and offensive cigar is just a crass and offensive cigar.

PiperPaul

Bad actors (such as LaBoof) are often chosen for their malleability. In his case, an intern ironically misinterpreted this and phrenologized him, so he got his first break.

I am Italicus!

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jonathan

Almost sounds like a challenge.

Challenge accepted:

http://twitter.com/FACT_Liverpool/status/844939997363015682


David

Challenge accepted

Heh. Hard not to be impressed.

TomJ

Hang on, the Foundation for etc is funded by the Arts Council and Liverpool Council. Why is government money going to support a political protest against the US President wearing a thin disguise of an artwork?

Jonathan

Why is government money going to support a political protest against the US President wearing a thin disguise of an artwork?

Because it's only other peoples money. Plus you're a Nazi for even questioning it.

Rich Rostrom
Cordelia Fine... gets a bit of a trashing here.

Greg Cochran ("West Hunter") demolishes Fine here.

David

Greg Cochran… demolishes Fine here.

He does immediately isolate the base conceit, one that informs so much else – the belief that certain things must be disdained, ignored and if possible made unmentionable, especially if they look very likely to be true.

Incidentally, Daphna Joel, on whom Fine leans for credibility, is herself less than credible and is poked at in Janice Fiamengo’s latest video.

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