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May 05, 2017

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Geezer

Re: hardcore goth:

What's with the green bag? Couldn't she find a black one?

Angus

I always admired the goths you'd see in Sydney (Australia), it takes real dedication to wear a black wool trench coat when it is 40 degrees Celsius outside. Cold climate goths have it easy.

PiperPaul

"I was pushed for time this week"

David must be busy doing real stuff in "real life".


Let's pull him back into the crab bucket with us!

Daniel Ream

A better board game on the same theme.

Connor

the virtual reality workout rig you’ve always wanted.

Now with virtual reality superbike!

http://www.icaros.net/index.php/check-out-icaros-r/

Sam

Oh, and this.

Are they looking for investors?

David

Are they looking for investors?

I’m been reliably informed that chicken sneakers will be huge in 2018.

David

And… yet another fake “hate crime.”

Via dicentra.

TomJ

It may no longer be Star Wars Day, but this us still excellent…

David

You want one and you know it.

Steve E

You want one and you know it.

Not when you've seen what it can do to a pool filter.

sH2

You want one and you know it.

The cat won't be happy.

David

Cold climate goths have it easy.

I think I’ve mentioned before my visit to Whitby, some years ago, on a fiercely hot summer day. As The Other Half and I hunted for shade and ice cream, a trio of goth youths paraded by in full regalia – heavy black overcoats, enormous boots and prodigiously lacquered hair. One of them, the most committed, I think, wore a full metal breastplate.

Lancastrian Oik

You won't want this.

David

You won’t want this.

But I’ve been really good. I’ve tidied my room and everything.

R. Sherman

Michael Barone discusses cultural appropriation.

Alas, he muffs it when invoking "Italian" pasta. Everyone knows, noodles were appropriated from the Chinese when Marco Polo returned from visiting the Khan. Not to mention tomatoes, which originated in the New World and were appropriated by the Spanish and were then promptly swiped by the Italians for lasagna-based outrages.

Joan

Today's Diane Abbott maths fail

https://order-order.com/2017/05/05/new-diane-abbott-maths-fail-local-elections-special/

David

Today’s Diane Abbott maths fail

She’s Labour’s very own random number generator.

Geezer

You want one and you know it.

I wouldn't be the first.

Jonathan

President Trump has become so powerful that his enemies are forced to tell the Truth

For decades, critical social scientists and humanists have chipped away at the idea of truth. We’ve deconstructed facts, insisted that knowledge is situated and denied the existence of objectivity. The bedrock claim of critical philosophy, going back to Kant, is simple: We can never have certain knowledge about the world in its entirety. Claiming to know the truth is therefore a kind of assertion of power.

Hey, we invented 'alternative facts'!

Call it what you want: relativism, constructivism, deconstruction, postmodernism, critique. The idea is the same: Truth is not found, but made, and making truth means exercising power.

But it seems the truth is not their friend.

Some liberals have argued that the best way to combat conservative mendacity is to insist on the existence of truth and the reliability of hard facts. But blind faith in objectivity and factual truth alone has not proven to be a promising way forward.

Darleen

Medieval Manuscript Star Wars

David

Medieval Manuscript Star Wars

The archaeologists of the distant future are going to be very confused.

Jonathan

This didn't turn out quite as she'd hoped.

David

This didn’t turn out quite as she’d hoped.

I can’t help thinking this may be related to your previous comment.

Jonathan

This is not just Fat Shaming, this is Violent Fat Shaming.

David

This didn’t turn out quite as she’d hoped.

I was rather impressed by this feat of obliviousness:

And I’m sure that the lovely Rebekah is far from alone in her conceit.

Jonathan

And I’m sure that the lovely Rebekah is far from alone in her conceit.

She's approaching Godfrey levels of wokeness.

Hal

She's approaching Godfrey levels of wokeness.

Who??!?!

Oh.

'k, that vaguely rings a bell.

Godfrey Elfwick‏ @GodfreyElfwick 9h9 hours ago

Can we PLEASE stop the working class from voting, so that we can have a more tolerant, Left-leaning, inclusive society?

Ehn, not the clearest example of multiplying by zero that I would cite for an explanation of mathematical concepts, but . . .

Geezer

Who??!?!

How Godfrey Elfwick describes Xirself:

Genderqueer Muslim atheist. Born white in the #WrongSkin. Itinerant jongleur. Xir, Xirs Xirself. Filters life through the lens of minority issues.

WTP

I notice GE fails to mention xirs being fired from the Dalston Mercury for being too mercurial...whatever that means.

Nikw211

Who??!?!

Have a butcher's at this

David

Have a butcher’s at this.

As someone notes in the thread, the idea of Godfrey chairing Question Time is not unappealing.

Hal

I notice GE fails to mention xirs being fired from the Dalston Mercury for being too mercurial...whatever that means.

Oh, that'd be presentational staging---start with Dalston, then effectively announce going even further . . . .

See, in parallel,

I think I have learned more about U.S. military culture from reading Duffel Blog than I have from many hundreds of academic articles on the subject. Same goes for Terminal Lance.
---Thomas Ricks.

Randy

I think he meant the board game was based on John W. Campbell's "Who Goes There," a sci-fi classic.

David

I think he meant the board game was based on John W. Campbell's “Who Goes There,”

Related.

PiperPaul


What's this Thing?

David

This may amuse.

For some reason it reminded me of this.

David

And in shocking, truly shocking Antifa news.

Hal

And in shocking, truly shocking Antifa news.

Albeit completely skimpy in details, aside from just the claim of somethng---something happened this week in Philadelphia???

Had to do some Googlemancy . . .

Theophrastus

Junkie dominatrix becomes professor of creative writing and writes creatively for your favourite news site:

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/may/06/dominatrix-to-professor-students-imagine-melissa-febos

David

Junkie dominatrix becomes professor of creative writing and writes creatively for your favourite news site

She’s bravely writing about herself, and about how brave she is.

Bunk Strutts

Yep. I definitely need to stop by here more often.

Daniel Ream

She’s bravely writing about herself, and about how brave she is.

I had been a weed-smoking teen who graduated to cocaine and crystal meth by the time I was 17 and living on my own in Boston. But the “partying” I did with friends all receded once I started dating an older man who happened to be a heroin addict.

I was the girl who wrote long, fantastical stories for my school projects

One of my favourite games was to bury household objects in the garden and draw elaborate maps to their locations. I would then hide the maps inside my books and delight in my secret knowledge.

I read the biographies of writers and imagined myself holding court in Paris cafes. I preferred Colette to Jane Austen, finding novels about prostitutes, alcoholics and criminals more romantic than marriage plots.

My mother, a psychotherapist, called me the next morning at daybreak.

[M]y tattoos peeked out from my quarter-length sleeve cardigan. Over lunch, I didn’t censor the fact that my partner was a woman.

Her problems started long before the heroin.

CJ Nerd

OT, but I think a lot of readers will be interested: Anna Raccoon, although she's stopped blogging, is standing for Parliament against Jeremy Corbyn, campaigning on reform of NHS compensation payments:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4480714/Cancer-sufferer-standing-against-Jeremy-Corbyn.html

Fred the Fourth

Instead of worrying about 4th of 5th wave feminism or the possibility of Chelsea C. or Mark Zuckerberg running for office, you could be attending one of these events:

https://www.facebook.com/euronews/videos/898052437017596/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED

David

you could be attending one of these events

I suppose the clearing up afterwards is less… harrowing.

Fred the Fourth

On the subject of manure cleanup (from vague memory, sorry Terry)
DEATH: Why do you suppose I asked you to clean the stable?
MORT: I thought about that. At first I thought you were teaching me the value of labor, no matter how humble. Or that you were trying to show me my place in the household. But eventually I concluded that you simply needed to have the manure cleaned out.
DEATH: Good. Sound thinking. In this job it's important to focus on reality.

Hal

On the subject of manure cleanup (from vague memory, sorry Terry)

Oh, so the current reading queue involves finally getting around to reading through all of the forty one in order---and having electronic files on a tablet does happen to be rather useful . . .

And so, from Mort;

AH. THE STABLES. Death paused, his hand on the spine of the book. AND WHY DO YOU THINK I DIRECTED YOU TO THE STABLES? THINK CAREFULLY, NOW.

Mort hesitated. He had been thinking carefully, in between counting wheelbarrows. He’d wondered if it had been to coordinate his hand and eye, or teach him the habit of obedience, or bring home to him the importance, on the human scale, of small tasks, or make him realize that even great men must start at the bottom. None of these explanations seemed exactly right.

“I think...” he began.

YES?

“Well, I think it was because you were up to your knees in horseshit, to tell you the truth.”

Death looked at him for a long time. Mort shifted uneasily from one foot to the other.

ABSOLUTELY CORRECT, snapped Death. CLARITY OF THOUGHT. REALISTIC APPROACH. VERY IMPORTANT IN A JOB LIKE OURS.

Fred the Fourth

Thanks, Hal.

Hal

Today’s Diane Abbott maths fail

She’s Labour’s very own random number generator.

David

I shouldn’t think she’s that limber.

Hal

I shouldn’t think she’s that limber.

Well, It's not Abbott, but as far as public backflips and related gymnastics, there is this one instead. With the badly fitting glasses, too.

A student chosen to introduce Jeremy Corbyn at his local election launch has quit her senior post with a university Labour group after posting a series of racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic tweets.

Bethany Barker, who welcomed Mr Corbyn to the stage in Newark, Notts., last month, referred to the "n***** race", described a skull cap as a "Jew cap" and referred to another Twitter user as a "f****t".

The tweets were posted between 2012-2014 and Miss Barker said they did not represent her current views, but resigned as general secretary of Nottingham Labour Students.

There was supposed to be complete innocence because twit posts just type themselves?

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