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June 25, 2017

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Robert of Ottawa

I refer to the Reeee people as Maolings, not my invention, but it fits their behaviour to a T.

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I refer to the Reeee people as Maolings,

I think our host came up with that.

http://davidthompson.typepad.com/davidthompson/2015/02/make-way-for-the-mao-lings.html

David

I think our host came up with that.

I doubt I was the first, but it is, I think, apt. Given the mix of vanity and mental uniformity, and the delight in coercion and petty malice, and the rather unnerving lack of compassion or curiosity.

WTP

The cult of the Mango. It's all you really need to know about 1/7 of the world's population...

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35461265

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Regarding the "JustNips", back in the dark ages of the 1970's bras with fake nipples were invented so wxmyn could wear bras but appear to be empowered by appearing braless. However, as staring at headlights is obviously sexist and objectifying wymxn, nipple concealers were invented so wimxn could go braless without risk of highbeams and being objectified.

Basically we have gone full circle, though I don't think anyone married to Melania is going to be frightened by fake nipples.

Also note that the fake nipples are identical to the nipple concealers, but with some plastic bits poked through the middle.

Regarding the "Reeeeeee", I was under the impression that was meant to emulate the scream from "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" when one of the pod people spotted an un-pod person.

David

highbeams

I, for one, have learned something today.

Thon Brocket
filled the Yellow River with so many bodies that they washed up en masse on the shores of Macao
You need to look at a map of China, toots. The Pearl River, perhaps?
WTP

learned something

Heh...in high school a sure way to get one's face slapped, or the death stare equivalent, on a cool day was to utter the phrase "headlights are on". Not saying from personal experience...and not saying not. Ahh, good times, good times.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

...to utter the phrase "headlights are on"...

"Are you smuggling puppies ?"

"What ?"

"The noses, you can see their noses."

Smack

So I heard.

PiperPaul

Category: 'Political Nipples'. Is that new?

I ask because I usually try to keep abreast of things boob-related, but maybe I missed that one.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I ask because I usually try to keep abreast of things...

It is a pointed subject that is often hard to get a good feel of.

David

.

Joan

Ht https://twitter.com/obotheclown/

Daniel Ream

Regarding the "Reeeeeee", I was under the impression that was meant to emulate the scream from "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" when one of the pod people spotted an un-pod person.

I have heard, variously, that it's intended to be the sound agitated frogs make when molested and the sound autistic children make when upset.

Regardless, it's acquired its own meaning now and rightly so. We need some kind of textual shorthand for referring to Trigglypuff reactions.

Spiny Norman

And Kristian Niemietz and Madeline Grant on dismal but enduring ideas

To which, the reader comments deploy the always-reliable "No True Scotsman" fallacy that Niemietz described. Before I even looked, I knew there'd be at least one, and there's an especially long-winded attempt.

I'll leave it up to David and his British readers to decide if "NHS, social housing, public services and education for all" are the brilliant socialist successes the reader seems to believe, and "All these and many more now accepted as standard by most".

Pogonip

The sounds an autistic person make when upset vary between individuals. Spring peepers go "reeeee" in the spring.

Autistic frogs, I don't know about.

Pogonip

I wonder what ever happened to Trigglypuff? She seemed unbalanced enough to (at least threaten to) commit suicide over President Trump, and she sure fell off the Internet.

Spiny Norman

Pogonip,

Trigglypuff is likely in hiding, skeered into silence by the "misogynist online death threats against xer person" aka "uproarious mockery".

Lancastrian Oil

First world problem.

Burnsie

If you want people to believe you're not wearing a bra, why not just not wear a bra? Am I missing something? I'm definitely not woke, I'll give you that.

champ

Back when I worked in R&D in a large US clinical laboratory, we used to have project review meetings with our managers every Wednesday afternoon. One of the managers was a young, beautiful blond lady who wore thin silk blouses and thin bras. One of my young male fellow scientists would go the to meeting room 15 to 20 minutes prior to the meeting and turn the thermostat way down to make the room cold...worked...

champ

@pogonip

Feast your eyes on her lovliness...

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/ChGOja7WYAACeAs.jpg

J.M. Heinrichs

With the introduction of "Just Nips", won't the natives of Nippon feel triggered?

Cheers

Farnsworth M. Muldoon

Am I missing something? I'm definitely not woke, I'll give you that.

Gravity.

From many of the links David has graced us with, it is apparent from the photos of many, if not most, of the SJWs who would buy these things (see Champ's link above) require support garments to maintain certain body parts in what we in the trade would call a normal anatomical position.

Richard Cranium

@champ, sometimes Rule 34 frightens me.

champ

@Richard Cranium,

Sorry bout that, pogonip asked...

Connor

"Only Jeremy Corbyn could speak at Glastonbury and think he was addressing the oppressed proletariat. Glastonbury, he said, while introducing an unintelligible US rapper on the Pyramid Stage, shows 'that another world is possible if we come together'"

https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2017/06/glastonbury-wouldnt-survive-corbyn-government/

neil

REEEE!

David

REEEE!

It’s almost eerie how well it works.

Richard Powell

I don't think much of the Marian Tupy article. It seems vastly oversimplified and I doubt she knows the subject at first hand.

In west Africa at least relations between colonisers and colonised were largely harmonious, though it suits lots of people to pretend they weren't. The struggle for independence there was largely non-violent. Any Governor-General of the Gold Coast who'd tried to treat the King of the Ashante with contempt would have had his arse handed to him on a plate, perhaps literally.

When I lived in Nigeria 2007-2010 I was a member of the Lagos Dining Club. The aim was to bring Nigerians and westerners together on an equal footing. It was founded in the 1930s - the first meeting I attended was its 825th. The pillars of the Nigerian establishment I met there didn't feel "demeaned" by the colonial period, though they did feel it had stored up a lot of problems for the future, by creating a hugely unwieldy country.

Corbyn at Glastonbury is a treat for connoisseurs of irony. A beneficiary and transmitter of hereditary privilege congratulating himself on his superior virtue from behind a high fence aimed at keeping the poor out. And exactly the same can be said for Michael Eavis CBE.

Fen Tiger

Corbyn at Glastonbury is a treat for connoisseurs of irony. A beneficiary and transmitter of hereditary privilege congratulating himself on his superior virtue from behind a high fence aimed at keeping the poor out. And exactly the same can be said for Michael Eavis CBE.

Quite so.

What bizarre psychological undercurrents cause a man like Eavis to choose the Solzhenitsyn look? I'm not sure all his new friends would approve.

Pogonip

What's Rule 34?

David

Rule 34.

Pogonip

Ah. Rule 34 = virtual Cthulhu, or Trigglyporn.

Min

'Saving the planet'

https://twitter.com/LittleMissFoxyy/status/879113594117509121

dicentra

Peak post-modernism: https://twitter.com/_youhadonejob1/status/878939745631563777

So. Where do we go from here?

David

Heh.

aelfheld

Owen Jones is like a stopped clock - right twice a day, yet wrong for the other 86,398 seconds that make it up.

Spiny Norman

Peak post-modernism

Didn't Beatles fans applaud Ravi Shankar for tuning his sitar back in the day?

This is "peak" something, probably narcissism.

.

(I genuinely hope Reductress is a parody site. I really do...>_< )

David

Further to a recent comment by Sam Duncan, I’d just like to confirm that the Forbes website is indeed an utter shitshow. It insists you disable your adblocker before permitting you to read anything, then spends the next 15 seconds – fifteen seconds - loading apparently random crap and distracting autoplay videos – all of which shunts the actual written content, which has been reduced to a seemingly unimportant central strip, up and down the page, quite wildly.

If I could reach through my screen and strangle it, I think I probably would.

jay

Well this'll confuse things for my apolitical wife. She has avoid bras for many years cause she doesn't like them. Now it's political (or are only fake ones political?)

David

I’m still reeling from what I learned about ladies’ bra-washing habits.

Pogonip

Yeah, but that's Elle, which is like Cosmopolitan, a professional journal for sluts. We normal women wash bras on the same schedule as everything else.

Pogonip

I never try to read anything on the Forbes web site. Life's too short. Whatever it is will be on some other site soon enough.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

(I genuinely hope Reductress is a parody site. I really do...>_< )

Rest easy...

The first and only satirical women’s magazine, Reductress was founded in 2013 by Beth Newell and Sarah Pappalardo. The mission of Reductress is to take on the outdated perspectives and condescending tone of popular women’s media...

3 Flirty Glasses Frames That Say, ‘Natural Selection Should Have Weeded Me Out’

Wearing glasses is a fun way to accessorize, but sometimes we forget the reason you wear glasses in the first place: It’s because you have to because you have really bad eyes! Glasses are just a workaround that allows you, a weak girl, to survive even though your kind should have died out a long, long time ago. Here are three glasses frames that will tell everyone you encounter, “Natural selection really should have weeded me out by now!” even though you’re still here, bitch.
Hal

Peak post-modernism

Didn't Beatles fans applaud Ravi Shankar for tuning his sitar back in the day?

Concert For Bangladesh was indeed my first thought when I read that.

Trevor

Didn't Beatles fans applaud Ravi Shankar for tuning his sitar back in the day?

Did he ever succeed? And how does one tell? I'm asking for a friend.

Ted S., Catskill Mtns., NY, USA

Appropriate.

David

A coincidence

no doubt.

Spiny Norman

Fault of "evil Tory scum", clearly.

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Feminist amazed by economics.

https://twitter.com/iowahawkblog/status/879386695090806785

David

Feminist amazed by economics.

As someone notes in the thread, “There seems to be some confusion about where the money that people get paid with comes from.”

Tim Newman

Regarding Africa, I can thoroughly recommend The State of Africa which shows that so many of that blighted contintents' problems are rooted in the post-independence governments immediately adopting Soviet economic and political practices. Ghana is one that particularly suffered in this regard under a blithering idiot who is still revered today.

When I lived in Nigeria 2007-2010 I was a member of the Lagos Dining Club. The aim was to bring Nigerians and westerners together on an equal footing. It was founded in the 1930s - the first meeting I attended was its 825th. The pillars of the Nigerian establishment I met there didn't feel "demeaned" by the colonial period, though they did feel it had stored up a lot of problems for the future, by creating a hugely unwieldy country.

Interesting. I found a lot of them to have a chip in their shoulder and quick to blame racism or colonialism at the slightest sign of criticism or frustration at the uselessness on display.

Sporkatus
Did he ever succeed? And how does one tell? I'm asking for a friend.
I can imagine even with an oscillator to read pitches exactly, that tuning one could drive me to murder. Consider that the act of adjusting string tension would affect the draw of the strings across the bridge - and thus the string length, meaning dickery with the frets. Yes, the frets, which are adjustable. That's even leaving aside that the drone strings and playing strings tune separately and that there are so many. Also, that the odd bridge means that only the first instant pluck of the string would be the correct pitch of the played strings, and would then vary...
WTP

As usual, feel free to share your own links and snippets, on any subject, in the comments.

So, a bit OT but given "on any subject"...Can anyone over yonder give a perspective on this story. It sounds so absurd it makes me think there's something missing, but given the BS of the BS these days I'm second guessing that guess...

Chris Gard, 32, and Connie Yates, 31, wanted to take their 10-month-old son – who suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain damage – to the US to undergo a therapy trial.

Doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, where Charlie is being cared for, said they wanted him to be able to ‘die with dignity’.

But the couple, from Bedfont, west London, raised almost £1.4million so they could take their son to America but a series of courts ruled in favour of the British doctors.

It comes after specialists at Great Ormond Street said therapy in the US is experimental and will not help and added that life support should stop.

And after losing legal battles in the UK, Charlie’s parents were hoping judges in Strasbourg, France, would come to their aid.

But on Tuesday afternoon, the ECHR rejected a last-ditch plea and their ‘final’ decision means the baby’s life support machine will be switched off.

The ECHR announced the application to the court by the parents was ‘inadmissible’ and added that their decision was ‘final’.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/268638/

They've raised 1.4 million pounds to make the effort but they're not allowed to spend this money on their own kid, to control the physical location of their own kid, because some doctors think it's preferable that the kid dies? Is that correct or hyperbole?

Hal

Is that correct or hyperbole?

Well, there are multiple sources of commentary, so there is something more than one source of info . . .

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