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April 25, 2017

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Joan

DON'T WATCH. IT'S A TRAP!

David

I think it’s fair to say Ms Bloom isn’t a gifted lyricist, or vocalist. Or a natural dancer.

Spiny Norman

This is what the internet kool kidz call "cringe".

Novus

Does someone have the brain bleach handy?

David

Happily, there are subtitles. I wouldn’t want you to miss any of the subtleties.

TimT

The awkward hugs from bow-tie man at the end were quite something.

Some of Bloom's songs from 'Crazy Ex Girlfriend' are quite fun.

Mags

Kill it with fire.

David

Kill it with fire.

But her sex junk is so oh, oh, oh.

NielsR

Nope, sorry, can't tell serious from pastiche anymore.

David

I think the word is unconvincing. Or if two words are allowed, conceptual nightmare.

David

It’s progressive science, people. Bill Nye says so.

And this young lady too.

Next week: “My testicles can sing.”

Daniel Ream

I realize that I am not a registered ob/gyn or anything, but I cannot help but think that if one's vagina consistently makes noises consonant with human speech that one ought to get that looked at.

By medical professional, I mean. Not a paying audience.

David

Not a paying audience.

I learn so much from these threads.

John D

DON'T WATCH. IT'S A TRAP!

Why didn't I listen?

David

[ Stomps around living room in ill-fitting leotard. ]

Frank

I managed 31 seconds. Awful.

Next week: “My testicles can sing.”

I am teaching mine to knit.

MC

Say what you will about the Victorians, they were clear that when you went to Bedlam or the circus to see freaks and loons you were laughing at said freaks and loons.

bilbaoboy

Wow!

Thank you Dicentra and David. What would I have done if I hadn't seen that.

My life would have been poorer. I feel even further enriched than the EU wants me to be.

Windlifter

Singing vajayjays? Robert Crumb covered that territory long before this sweetheart thought of it.

Trevor

May Messrs Bloom and Nye reap all the accolades they deserve for this.

And I've no idea what 'schmear' might be, but I can't say I'm planning to knock myself out searching for it in Sainsbury's.

Jonathan

They love Science! don'tcha know:

jabrwok

but I cannot help but think that if one's vagina consistently makes noises consonant with human speech that one ought to get that looked at.

By an exorcist.

Microbillionaire

I seem to hear the spectral voice of Nikola Tesla echoing down the years:

"You may live to see man-made horrors beyond your comprehension."

(Sometimes quoted as you will live.)

Xas7wcrg9e

I am teaching mine to knit.

Perhaps you could teach them to do make-up like this enterprising young gentleman (a 'blender' is simply one of those make-up sponges before anyone starts cringing):

https://www.buzzfeed.com/krishrach/a-girl-used-her-boyfriends-balls-as-a-beauty-blender-and

PiperPaul

"My vagina has it's own voice"

I couldn't watch more than 10 seconds, but I sang that line in my head to the tune of:

"My vagina has a first name"

Maybe someone more musically/lyrically inclined can do a parody.

Microbillionaire

I'm also quite enjoying some of the twattery:

Watching this Bill Nye show is amazing. I can actually feel myself turning into a shitty JRPG villain with no motive beyond destruction.
20 seconds in and I got on my knees and prayed for the Sweet Meteor of Death

I'm pretty much the earth is a 6,000 year old bowl on the back of a dancing turtle after this

I held the monkey's paw in my hand. I wanted this wish. I needed it. "Bring back Bill Nye", I said.

PiperPaul

"Not a paying audience"

Hoo(ha)-boy, I bet the IMDb user comments page was great for that film, back when IMDb was useful and interesting and actually had user comments.

The Phantom

Bill Nye was in the same building as this? He -announced- it?

But Bill O'Reilly must be destroyed, right? No evidence, we're just supposed to -believe-.

The shark-jumping thing has been happening a lot more often the last few years. Lately it has been every day. Today's shark jump brought to you by Bill Nye and the letter C.

R. Sherman

So, I can update my records, is "objectification" of women by reference to and anthropomorphizing of their lady-bits OK again?

Richard

The long-dead guy with the sandwich sign was right after all.
The end is Nye.

Trevor

But Bill O'Reilly must be destroyed, right?

Surely you're not seeking to defend him? Are you not aware of his heinous behaviour? One of his victims had to endure him uttering the words 'hot chocolate' within her hearing. As any reasonable person would, she took this as a very plantational remark.

If there's anything I cannot abide, it's men making plantational remarks where ladies may be present.

Microbillionaire

Pointing and laughing aside, I think intellectual integrity compels me to do at least a nominal analysis of what, specifically, is wrong here.

Let's dispense with bad production values, literalist interpretations of statements like "my vagina has a voice", and hand-wavey factors such as 'cringeworthy'. These are cheap targets. I should look for a bigger fish, not just giggle at the funny foreigner.

And I think the big fish here is something like intellectual fraud, or perhaps impersonation. It's a distinct, nutty ideology masquerading as non-ideological Reason Itself, spending unsustainably from Reason's metaphorical credit and Science Guy's reputation.

Vonvervengarten

"My vagina has a voice"

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling bad...
I simply remember my
Vagina can sing

And then I don't feel so bad.

R. Sherman

I simply remember my
Vagina can sing

And then I don't feel so bad.

Thanks for that. Now I have a mental image of an alternative version of the Mother Superior singing "Climb Every Mountain."

Related.

David

I think the big fish here is something like intellectual fraud, or perhaps impersonation.

Well, yes. The, um, thrust of the ditty seems to be the claim that sexuality, like gender, “is a spectrum,” along which vast numbers of people can move fluidly, and that this is both scientific and “evolution.” But I don’t think either sexuality or gender is a spectrum in any meaningful sense - it is, for the most part, very binary indeed - and any movement there may be seems vastly overstated. The claim, like the performance, is unconvincing.

Killer Marmot

But can her vagina talk without moving its lips, a kind of ventriloquist vagina?

Sometimes I lie awake at night wondering about these things.

Marko

At the risk of being mocked, let me say you are all falling for the bait... Rachel Bloom is a comedienne, albeit a lousy one. This was a feeble attempt at humour... the crappy dancing, the ludicrous singing, the nonsensical lyrics were all deliberate.

There's real feminist absurdities out there; our attention is a precious commodity, let's not waste it on bad comedy.

The real travesty for me is that Bill Nye has a TV show.

Vonvervengarten

"My vagina has a voice!"

Rachel finally heard from her parasitic twin.

Spiny Norman

And then I don't feel so bad.

Oh, thanks for the ear worm. Thank you so very much. >_<

Spiny Norman

Kill it with fire.

But her sex junk is so oh, oh, oh.

Where is Monty Python's giant foot? There must be a giant foot.

jabrwok

And then I don't feel so bad

On an orthogonal note: Everything's going my way.

Michigan J. Dong
Next week: “My testicles can sing.”

Everybody do the Michigan Raaagg! Everybody likes the Michigan Raaaagg!

Every Mame, and Jane, and Ruth, from Weehawken to Duluth!

Slide, ride, glide the Michigan
Stomp, romp, pomp the Michigan
Jump, clump, pump the Michigan Raaaag!

Sporkatus

Also, at the risk of being a one-note sort of fellow, no Giant Vaginas tag?

Sporkatus
I cannot help but think that if one's vagina consistently makes noises consonant with human speech that one ought to get that looked at.

It depends on whether the noises are echoes of human speech occurring outside. Echoes would indicate a whole different set of problems. The sounds of the sea when held up to the ear: no problem at all. Probably.

R. Sherman

Vaginas come and go, but as far as talking body parts are concerned, I prefer the classics.

Eagle

Is it "anti-science" of me to question this?

False Profiteer

I loved Bill Nye's show as a kid. Thanks to his show, I was the only kid in class to know what buoyancy was in my 5th grade science class. It was straight forward and taught basic scientific principles well. I have to give Bill Nye some credit for my decision to pursue Physics and mechanical engineering in my academic studies.

In recent years, Bill has slowly become more and more insufferable. Between this video and the fact that his new show is called "Bill Nye Saves the World", Bill has exhausted any remaining good will I had from his original show.

And if this show is so scientifically minded, I'd like to see the references used to justify the conclusions of this song.

PiperPaul

Yes, it is, Eagle. Also, the mocking of this talented, strong, woke, modern woman betrays how misogynistic and hateful everybody here is and explains why we all deserve pre-emptive face-punching from the non-violent, thoughtful and caring people who support everything Progressive.

Jonathan

You see, Ms Rachel Bloom is dropping knowledge. With her sex junk.

She seems a little obsessed with sex. And not in a good way:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sQEb9TSACY

Daniel Ream

Pointing and laughing aside, I think intellectual integrity compels me to do at least a nominal analysis of what, specifically, is wrong here.

That way lies madness. It's singing vaginas all the way down.

Mac

These are the same people who developed the "Mostly Peaceful [never you mind the fires, smashed windows and bloody faces] Protest" category.

Daniel Ream

And not in a good way

What the...

Yeah, I get the joke, but it's still in extremely poor and somewhat creepy taste. Rather like the stereotypically awful Canadian TV show Alienated, in which a 30-something teacher's involuntary sexual obsession with her 14-year-old student was played for humour.

Steve

Clearly, a new prescription for glasses is needed:

https://heatst.com/culture-wars/professor-says-male-students-paper-was-so-triggering-she-had-trouble-distinguishing-him-from-her-rapist/

BackwardsBoy

Bill Nye has a new children's show?

james

That way lies madness. It's singing vaginas all the way down

I don't know what the excitement is.

It's just some cunt singing

sk60

"That's exactly the right message, Rachel. Nice job. Beautiful."

Eagle

If ever a thread required a trigger warning .. this be it.

David

If ever a thread required a trigger warning .. this be it.

Oh, I think there are quite a few contenders for that honour.

dicentra

Next week: “My testicles can sing.”

♫Everybody do the Michigan Raaagg!

But only when nobody else is looking, right?

SumDumGuy
At the risk of being mocked, let me say you are all falling for the bait... Rachel Bloom is a comedienne, albeit a lousy one. This was a feeble attempt at humour... the crappy dancing, the ludicrous singing, the nonsensical lyrics were all deliberate.

Marko, Just because it is (supposed to be) funny doesn't mean it isn't preaching at us; similar to using puppets and hilarious antics to trick kids into enjoying learning. It rarely works, even when it is funny, but they keep trying because they think it's clever.

Dom

" ... the nonsensical lyrics were all deliberate."

Are you sure? At the end, Nye says "that's exactly the right message" and then comes the screen message, "the sexuality spectrum" with xx and yx at the two ends. I think it was meant seriously.

Will

Dave, I know you don't give refunds, but where exactly do I go to demand my credit note?

PiperPaul

Tell me it's not a voucher for male belly dancing.

Monty James

Can't we bring back proscription, the way the Romans did it? Please?!

Captain Nemo

In olden days, a woman's vagina
Was looked on as something finer;
but now through choice,
It has a voice.

My apologies to Cole Porter. I tried to get something about the potential spectacle of some testicles able to sing Wagner's Ring, but it's late, I'm tired, I'm simply uninspired, and I couldn't get it to fit the meter of the verse. Not anything goes when it comes to that particular piece of music.

Eagle

Oh, I think there are quite a few contenders for that honour.

Vaginal knitting comes to mind.

The warning isn't for the womyn, its for the carcass of Icarus Nye. Bill has achieved some elevation above the SJW crazies, by promoting science to kids. It was something positive. Now... he is rolling with that crew.

Squires

Gozer the Gozerian ain't what she used to be.

Darleen

Seriously ... I got through 1 minute of it and if anything is less "sexy" or less "provocative" I don't know what is. Lame lyrics, lamer performance with singing off-key and I've seen more energy at a retirement home bingo game.

I swear, this woman must be secretly pro-chastity.

Farnsworth M. Muldoon

From Ace - antifa finds a new problematic thing - upper body strength.

Spiny Norman

Way off topic, and a bit of a "palate cleanser", something I suspect could only happen in the UK.

Hal

Cool!!!

Of course the primary focus of that statement is the accompanying paper which lists the extremely rigorous mathematical proofs which lead to that result. I'm certain that the link to that paper will be appearing in short order.

Fred the Fourth

Spiny: UK folk are more civilized than US folk.
Last time I found a lost wallet, I called up the lady who lost it (info from her driver's license) to let her know I had it and would ship it back to her, and that nothing obvious was missing (i.e. lots of credit cards and cash were still in place). She was very very happy to hear this.
When I told her I would be taking $10 from her cash to pay for shipping, she FREAKED OUT and started screaming at me. I literally did the TV thing where you hold the phone well away from your ear until the screaming subsided.
At which point: "Do you want the wallet back or not?"
( incoherent fuming sounds from her end of the line, followed by )
"Yes." (clearly forced out from between clenched teeth.)
I was sorely tempted to respond "Yes, WHAT? Didn't your mother teach you to say Please?" but I was a good boy and did not.

Hal

♫Everybody do the Michigan Raaagg! Everybody likes the Michigan Raaaagg!

Ehn and Oy.

I'll stick with The Vatican Rag.

Hal

I tried to get something about the potential spectacle of some testicles able to sing Wagner's Ring,

Ehn, the catch there is that everything else is already in that.

I'm not making this up, you know . . .

Hal

. . . something I suspect could only happen in the UK.

. . . I had been living in England for a couple of years and picked up a bad habit, and you know, you know, you mother fuckers drink like Americans eat, and, um.

A whole nation of people who, before they go out for an evening of drinking, they have a drink. It's like being back in America and going What?!?! We're going out to dinner?? Shit, I'd better have a steak, right now!
---Reginald D. Hunter, Reginald D Hunter Live.

Hal

I think it’s fair to say Ms Bloom isn’t a gifted lyricist, or vocalist.

King Teppicymon XXVII got out of bed and clapped his hands over his ears to shut out the roar of the sea. It was strong tonight.

It was always louder when he was feeling out of sorts. He needed something to distract himself.
He could send for Ptraci, his favorite handmaiden. She was special. Her singing always cheered
him up. Life seemed so much brighter when she stopped.

. . . .

It was a noise, in fact, like a donkey being chainsawed. As sounds went, it was to melody what a
boxful of dates is to high-performance motocross. Nevertheless, as other voices joined it, similar
but different, in a variety of fractured keys and broken tones, the overall effect was curiously
attractive. It had lure. It had pull. It had a strange suction.

The noise reached a plateau, one pure note made of a succession of discordances, and then, for
just the fraction of a second, the voices split away, each along a vector...

---Terry Prachett, Pyramids

sk60

From the same show:

https://twitter.com/AndrewQuackson/status/856680235437371393

Ted S., Catskill Mtns., NY, USA

Is that what the UK is sending to Eurovision this year?

10 points from Sweden.

Fruitbat44

" . . . deserve no less . . . " Oh. I think we just discovered a new circle of hell.

Quint and Jessel

Remember when South Park was so crass with their Queef episode?

I am sadly surprised South Park has become seemingly tame for t.v..

Matt G

Re: the photo of the 'I need feminism....because my vagina has a voice' girl.

....Odd and ironic that, as an avowed feminist, the one hole she likely does use to communicate through (figuratively speaking), seemingly goes unacknowledged...

Hmm.

Lyle Bert

Sorry, I just couldn't force myself to watch. I'm going to hell.
I'm a singingvaginaphobe.

lardybloodydar

I could have sworn the costumed lady biped at 0:17 looks an awful lot like our own Senator Penny Wong (for all you non-Australians, just disregard my observation as there is far too much explanation required, and too little space).
Also, on a slightly different topic, isn't 'bi-peds' being just a little bit ableist ?

Pinkeen

It's a bit muddled even on its own terms, isn't it? I mean, yes, there is a gamut of sexual preferences and perhaps a whole spectrum of genders, but when it comes to sex junks it really is binary. Or am I behind the times? Isn't it really a straight choice between hard or moist, as she has it? You can cut it off, or sew it up, but really there is no third kind of sex junk.

Sporkatus
really there is no third kind of sex junk.
There is, but it's called "malformed", or as the Left have crowbarred into their acronym, "Intersex". The Left wishes to pretend that because sometimes things are not so-to-speak up to code down there, that this means sex organs are a continuum. That's origin one of two of the "assigned male/female at birth" talking point - it is now a popular promulgated falsehood that huge numbers of infants' genitals are close to the dividing line and that one is "chosen". Because fuck chromosomes, that's why. Origin two is of course the difficult to falsify "male brain/female brain" line of argument.

This is akin to claiming there is no set number of fingers on the human hand, that a continuum exists, and those who are polydactl are proof that a human hand does not have five fingers. Reference to the fact it's an abnormality is being hatey, you see.

jabrwok

Regarding chromosomes and sexuality, here's an abstract to a paper of which I keep meaning to get a copy: http://content.karger.com/Article/Abstract/262525.

Abstract
The fetal brain develops during the intrauterine period in the male direction through a direct action of testosterone on the developing nerve cells, or in the female direction through the absence of this hormone surge. In this way, our gender identity (the conviction of belonging to the male or female gender) and sexual orientation are programmed or organized into our brain structures when we are still in the womb. However, since sexual differentiation of the genitals takes place in the first two months of pregnancy and sexual differentiation of the brain starts in the second half of pregnancy, these two processes can be influenced independently, which may result in extreme cases in trans-sexuality. This also means that in the event of ambiguous sex at birth, the degree of masculinization of the genitals may not reflect the degree of masculinization of the brain. There is no indication that social environment after birth has an effect on gender identity or sexual orientation.

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