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June 07, 2017

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Spiny Norman

I’ve rigged it to blow.

It'd be a shame...

Hal

I’ve rigged it to blow.

Hmmm. Rigged it to blow whom?

Joan

It’s Not You, It’s Me

Is he seeing other commenters on a different blog?

Spiny Norman

Is he what? Well, I have seen him post comments elsewhere...

Hal

It'd be a shame...

It's a class job.

Spiny Norman

Anyway, David, enjoy your break from the madness. We'll try not to blow up the HTML in your absence...

David

.

Spiny Norman

Heh. Yeah, that.

Rafi

Magic trick...

http://twistedsifter.com/videos/will-tsai-coin-and-flower-trick-americas-got-talent/

Hal

It’s Not You, It’s Me

Is he seeing other commenters on a different blog?

Well, he is a writer---I'm generally reminded of some comment about being a freelance writer and something of politics, but that's a very general memory---and right now we're less than a day away from a very interesting UK General Election . . . .

My read is that big money called, or at least a nice fat target is noted . . . .

Lancastrian Oik

You may not care about us, but Lena Dunham does.

sH2

Ht: Obo the Clown.

Jonathan

And don’t touch the liquor cabinet. I’ve rigged it to blow.

Thash wha' you thig. Hic! Cheersh everybo'y!

Pogonip

He's off to Evergreen College to pick up 10 years' worth of new material.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Should you need to find your way around Rome, here is an excellent map.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

First World problems of the SJW set.

Apparently Colin was going through @emrata’s feed, and because Instagram lists which of your friends has liked a photo, he saw my boyfriend Chris’ handle.

My immediate reaction wasn’t so much anger as it was confusion and dismay. Why did he like this photo? Is he so un-evolved that he can’t resist the allure of a butt pic? Obviously he liked the photo because he liked what he saw; I understand that, but I still don’t get it.

You will be surprised to learn that the aggrieved authoress is a graduate of the Mizzou J-School, however, she then asked her tovariches what they though of this horrendous transgression, and got replies such as:

I don’t know why your boyfriend liked @emrata’s post. Maybe he’s hoping that @emrata will receive his message, which, in this case, probably translated to “this is chill.”

I am not sure what that means in English, but I hope she recovers from her trauma of leaning about normal cis-male behavior.

R. Sherman

First World problems of the SJW set.

I think I shed 20 IQ points reading that article.

Sam Duncan

“Is he so un-evolved that he can’t resist the allure of a butt pic?”

Un-evolved? It took us millions of years of evolution to get to the point where we could develop the technology for staring at women's bottoms without getting slapped. This is what we've been aiming at all that time. Didn't she know?

“You may not care about us, but Lena Dunham does.”

Heh. “Temper fascism” by voting for the guy who's best mates with the IRA and al-Muhajiroun.

PiperPaul

"I think I shed 20 IQ points reading that article"

Prog Mission Accomplished!

R. Sherman

Un-evolved? It took us millions of years of evolution . . .

Let's not forget the tens of thousands of years in took for The Patriarchy to train women to take pictures of their bums and publish them gratis for our amusement. All completely voluntary.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go somewhere to twirl my moustache and laugh maniacally.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

David, not to be pedantic, but one's mojo, contrary to popular opinion, is an actual physical object, specifically a bag one caries and designed to bring luck, money, wimmen (or transwimmens, or gender of one's choosing), and so on. For the ladies it is called a nation sack.

Rather than wasting time looking for rhetorical mojo, these guys will sell you a real one aimed at finding what you are missing, though if you read through you can easily make your own. Though they are based in California, having lived in Louisiana I can attest this is the straight scoop. Amazon will happily supply you with John the Conqueror root and other necessities if Tesco or other local shops don't have them.

Clam

poke through the reheated series

Showed this one to my sister an hour ago...

http://davidthompson.typepad.com/davidthompson/2017/05/reheated-50.html

She keeps asking me why these women are all mentalists.

Jonathan

Noted feminist youtuber Laci Green starts dating an Alt-Right
Shitlord™ in real life. Hilarity ensues.

(via Ian Miles Cheong

Connor

J. Peterson on fatherlessness.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zndPSkuyBBk

Horace Dunn

This will surprise: something sensible from the New York Times:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/07/opinion/jeremy-corbyn-britain-election.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1

...for all those thinking of voting for Corbyn tomorrow.

Pogonip

Maybe David's busy making a new mojo? What's the warranty on those things, anyway?

I sneeze in threes

Mmmmmm? Diane Abbott has taken a few days off as well.

Sam Duncan

“Noted feminist youtuber Laci Green starts dating an Alt-Right Shitlord™ in real life. Hilarity ensues.”

The learning process in action there, right before your very eyes. I don't think she's stupid; give her ten years and she'll be writing articles for PJM about her dumb youthful flirtations with Leftism.

Or she'll be Caitlin Moran. But somehow I doubt it.

“What's the warranty on those things, anyway?”

Dunno. I never had one.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

What's the warranty on those things, anyway?

Sorry, we are dealing with unseen forces, so no warranty either written, express, or implied, no refunds, no credit notes. Not responsible for apparitions, possession (demonic or benign), love mojos working on the wrong person, or having the root put on the owner.

Jen

This.

https://twitter.com/SohrabAhmari/status/872495784817774592

Darleen

Enjoy your time away, David, cuz there ain't no rest for the triggered.

Pogonip

That's some expensive mojo, especially with no warranty. Make your own.

Jonathan

Went to see Alien:Covenant yesterday. The first half was a little slow but I enjoyed it more than I thought I would, though it was irritating to see that HR departments in the future were unable to pick anyone with intelligence, good judgment or indeed any discernible skills as members of a starship crew.

Jen

This too.

https://twitter.com/ItsActuallyHim/status/872496258400702464

Farnsworth M Muldoon

That's some expensive mojo, especially with no warranty. Make your own.

Depends on who is making it, someone with the status of a Marie Laveau, and you are getting a bargain. Sure you can go cheap, and you can also take out your own appendix and save, but even if one is a surgeon, it is not really recommended.

Hal

Let's celebrate diversity!!!

Darleen

Jordan Peterson engages in illegal speech again.

Rafi

"Last night, Britain was reeling from the news that a surfer had suffered the first ever shark attack in UK waters."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/07/first-shark-attack-surfer-uk-waters-leaves-man-small-cut-thumb/

Darleen

oops... I see Connor already posted the Peterson link. (that'll teach me about reading everything before typing)

Farnsworth M Muldoon

"Last night, Britain was reeling from the news that a surfer had suffered the first ever shark attack in UK waters."

Mr Thomson said he had been left with several cuts and a "sizeable bruise about three inches across...She said she had not heard of a shark of any sort biting a surfer in British waters.

Perhaps that is because people generally don't report minor cuts and bruises, or didn't realize that they had been bitten by a member of the, "...wide diversity of sharks with a number of coastal species such as smooth hound, tope and cat sharks often reported by beach goers and water users...", which call British waters home. Let's face it we're generally not talking about clear Caribbean azure waters around the UK.

Mags
Mr Thomson, 30, said he would refuse to allow the incident to deter him from venturing into the sea in the future.

Stiff upper lip. :-)

Johnnyduub

Mr Thomson, 30, said he would refuse to allow the incident to deter him from venturing into the sea in the future.

F@~& You I'm Millwall!

TimT

David is learning the words of The Internationale, no doubt, in the event of a Corbyn Ascendancy. And working on the length of his beard.

[+]

Antifa vs Andrew Bolt.

https://twitter.com/RitaPanahi/status/872601761101488133

Spiny Norman

Antifa vs Andrew Bolt.

Bolta threw a glorious left hook. Down goes Glitterman!

juliaeryn

Yes! I was going to post the same thing. Those brave lads.
Also, via Tim Blair:

Melbourne Antifa, a loose collection of left-wing activists united behind "anti-fascist action", appeared to claim a role in the incident, posting on Facebook that "some of our family in solidarity were attacked by Andrew Bolt while they were protesting …"

The group argued Bolt should be imprisoned for his "violent, horrendous language".

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/blogs/tim-blair/dutch-treat-in-lygon-street-directors-cut/news-story/f088f5ec16b0770f9aea5188f97bfa4e

As our host has said, 'because lying and resenting is what angels do.'

juliaeryn

I also love that those two hooded losers got their ass handed to them by a baby boomer in a suit. I guess their maxi pads were chafing that day.

Spiny Norman

The most surreal thing was the Fat Cameraman guy (now identified as one Nathan Coote) hung around unmasked for at least 30 minutes, seemingly unaware that despite his absurd claim that he's "not involved, is as involved as the hooded losers who attempted (pathetically) to assault Bolt.

Spiny Norman

From the comments at the DT:

Mark
Word has it the glitter bombers haven't left their safe spaces yet. I can see them now hugging themselves saying over and over, wailing 'B-But they don't usually fight back!' Hard lesson for those two. The world isn't a Q&A audience fellas.

Rohan
@Mark I can just hear their mummy now, while serving them up a light meal in the family basement, "It's alright dear, you can come out from under your noi-noi and have something to eat. You're still my little man".

Niiiice. =^D

WTP

As our host has said, 'because lying and resenting is what angels do.'

It's not really lying if you change the meanings of the words. Especially words like "lying".

Hal

What is a most important issue in comedy?

Labour replace Diane Abbott as shadow home secretary
The Independent - ‎Jun 7, 2017‎

Timing.

Stop Hounding Diane Abbott - She Is The Home Secretary We Need
08/06/2017 09:17
aka June 8, 2017 . . .

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I also love that those two hooded losers got their ass handed to them by a baby boomer in a suit.

Not to mention ran like roaches when the second guy came out, which goes to demonstrate what I have been saying all along, this lot is a bunch of cheesedicks who will only "fight" those who won't, or can't fight back.

Tim Newman

The first half was a little slow but I enjoyed it more than I thought I would, though it was irritating to see that HR departments in the future were unable to pick anyone with intelligence, good judgment or indeed any discernible skills as members of a starship crew.

Actually, the crew were so unbelievably incompetent I thought they were the HR department.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Meanwhile, in the halls of academia, we lean that diversity of opinion is "white supremacist bullshit".

At the same conference that spawned that gem, we also learn from, "...Professor James Scheurich, who also teaches at Indiana University’s Purdue campus, claimed that “research” is a “colonial, white supremacist, elite process,”.

Well. Groupthink and no research, both of those rather explain a lot why anything can get published in a SJW "journal".

Farnsworth M Muldoon

...and the hits keep on coming, Ms. magazine asks the important questions.

WTP

When will Wonder Woman be a CIS man with bulging biceps and a penchant for math? Bigots.

Jonathan

..I thought they were the HR department.

LoL

Jonathan

@ Sam Duncan

“Noted feminist youtuber Laci Green starts dating an Alt-Right Shitlord™ in real life. Hilarity ensues.”

The learning process in action there, right before your very eyes. I don't think she's stupid; give her ten years and she'll be writing articles for PJM about her dumb youthful flirtations with Leftism.

In ten years she'll be engaging in a Mad Max style roadwar against her former leftist 'friends'.

R.Sherman

Well. Groupthink and no research, both of those rather explain a lot why anything can get published in a SJW "journal".

The end game is simply set asides based on "identity," independent of merit or actual achievement. Objective standards are sooooo oppressive, don't you know?

John D

The end game is simply set asides based on "identity," independent of merit or actual achievement.

They're not even trying to hide it.

Joan

Middle class lefty activism.

https://twitter.com/obotheclown/status/872800319276765184

sk60

@Joan

https://twitter.com/melindiscott/status/872766632308998144

There's a lot of it about. #KnowYourPlacePeasants

jabrwok

The end game is simply set asides based on "identity," independent of merit or actual achievement. Objective standards are sooooo oppressive, don't you know?

Evergreen:

And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

Sam Duncan

“In ten years she'll be engaging in a Mad Max style roadwar against her former leftist 'friends'.”

On reflection, I prefer your version. Hey, I'd pay to watch that.

R.Sherman

When will Wonder Woman be a fat, femme Woman of Color?

Filed in "Questions No One Is Asking."

Fred the Fourth

"a Mad Max style roadwar against her former leftist 'friends' "
That reminds me, I've been meaning to see if I can track down a certain woman I sort-of dated back in the late 70s. She was a professional blackjack gambler, and a member of the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP).
She would have made a GREAT Road Warrior.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Filed in "Questions No One Is Asking."

Au contraire, mon frère, it is only the tip of the grievance iceberg.

Fred the Fourth

Also, David, really? You "rigged" the liquor cabinet again?
[ toddles off in that general direction...quiet fiddling noises...a flash of light like unto a thousand suns ]
...
uh.
help?
a little help here?

Microbillionaire

Hmm, should I take pictures of Fred before helping?

Hal

When will Wonder Woman be a CIS man with bulging biceps and a penchant for math?

The Batman.

---Wonder Woman didn't turn up 'till about two years later . . .

Hal

The end game is simply set asides based on "identity," independent of merit or actual achievement.

They're not even trying to hide it.

Endgame and ultimate intent are not something which they will ever hide. Being visible, doing that signalling, is the point.

That's why both the right wing extreme and the left wing extreme both openly posture and advertise to all, so that all can tell which pretty much mirrored extreme is being waved about.

The left wing endgame is based on The Identity just as the right wing endgame is based on The Faith---and perpetually both of those extremist sides do keep getting that shocked look as the conservatives in between 'em rather effortlessly leave 'em behind.

Conservatives don't bother projecting for an endgame, we stay in the moment and keep on doing, without end.

Jonathan

Conservatives don't bother projecting for an endgame, we stay in the moment and keep on doing, without end.

ftumch

Election fun.

https://twitter.com/thinking_manc/status/872899913650229249

Pogonip

So how did your elections go? Over here on the other side of the big puddle, we have our choice between two parties: you can vote for the Stupid Evil Party or for the Evil Stupid Party. Citizen participation in politics consists mostly of trying to figure out which is which. Which is why, every two years and especially every leap year, we see lots of bumper stickers that say: Vote Cthulhu--Why Go For The LESSER Evil?

Spiny Norman

VOTE SMOD!

Sam

Our host is away for two days and the country's in chaos.

TimT

It's hard to understand how anyone can have voted for Corbyn... sure, he seems nice. But incoherent Marxist economics? A long long history of siding with terrorists? The guy seems nuts. And his gifties of more public holidays and other stuff like that seem like silly bribes, irrelevant to the issues of the day. And sure, I get many younger voters dislike Brexit, but wasn't Corbyn himself pathetically weak on the issue - a supporter of Brexit who nevertheless had to offer some opposition to it because the evil Tories were behind it? I suppose I'm missing something, being far away in the Antipodes.... ah well, enjoy your electoral chaos, good people of Britain.

jabrwok

It's hard to understand how anyone can have voted for Corbyn

The same way so many people supported Sanders here in the U.S. (or the Democrats generally); he promises freebies to be paid for by other people. Most voters don't take their franchises seriously, don't bother to study the issues, don't consider the consequences of various policies, etc. It's all about "feelz" and short-term thinking (if "thinking" is the right word).

Mike

Election balls up.
No ephemera.

When does the riot start?

WTP

Just when I thought I didn't understand UK politics...well, I still don't but I couldn't figure out why May chose to risk a bird in the hand for a few extra feathers in the bush. But I figured since I don't understand much of it, she surely knew what she was doing. That aside...Can someone over yonder give a summary of the possibilities? I'm not sure what news sources to trust and don't have much spelunking time. Are there any Brexit possibilities in the other parties? Can Labor MP's who loathe Corbyn support May or is that a bridge too far? Is there much Brexit support in Labor? Since LibDems last formed with Tories, which I thought was odd but WDIK, is that a remote possibility today?

PiperPaul

"chose to risk a bird in the hand for a few extra feathers in the bush"

One's a sure thing but you feel guilty afterwards; the other sounds like it would tickle (but at least it's not using the whole chicken).

Wait - you were talking about an election?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Meanwhile, white marble sculpture contributes to white supremacy.

A University of Iowa professor recently argued that appreciation of “white marble” used in classical artwork contributes to “white supremacist ideas today.”

Professor Sarah Bond demonstrates in an article published in Hyperallergic that “many of the statues, reliefs, and sarcophagi created in the ancient Western world were in fact painted,” meaning the “white marble” often seen in such pieces of art were intended to be colored.

Yes, because many of the ancient Greek and Roman sculptures of Greeks and Romans which were indeed painted, were painted as proud Nubians instead of as Greeks and Romans ?

Oops.

Microbillionaire

That paint scheme reminds me oddly of a certain kind of superhero design.

sH2

many of the ancient Greek and Roman sculptures of Greeks and Romans which were indeed painted,

The paint makes the marble look *more* white. #RacismEverywhere

Farnsworth M Muldoon

The paint makes the marble look *more* white. #RacismEverywhere

I think the guy above was just very anemic, whereas this guy appears badly sunburned. Still rayciss, of course, because only ofays burn, they tell me.

Hal

Still rayciss, of course, because only ofays burn, they tell me.

I Black

When I born, I black
When I grow up, I black
When I go in sun, I black
When I scared, I black
When I sick, I black
And when I die, I still black
And you white fellow
When you born, you pink
When you grow up, you white
When you go in sun, you red
When you cold, you blue
When you scared, you yellow
When you sick, you green
And when you die, you grey
And you calling me coloured?
Hal

Down with appropriation!!!

Richard Cranium

only ofays burn, they tell me.

I don't know about sunburns, but blacks are quite capable of tanning. I had a fellow officer showed me the noticeable difference in color in his arm when he pulled his uniform sleeve up a little bit.

Paul Carlton

For goodness sake, it's with all the other music magazines in the newsagent, men's section, third shelf up.

The cover disc this month is "Murder Ballads to fit in with the Nick Cave interview.

http://www.mojo4music.com/25466/mojo-284-july-2017/

Ted S., Catskill Mtns., NY, USA

When will Wonder Woman be a fat, femme Woman of Color?

Cultural appropriation.

jones

"I’ve rigged it to blow."

I think you need a better system....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfwOskbUlB0

Jonathan

No Friday Ephemera? Feeling sad?

Then imagine how This dog feels.(via Ian Miles Cheong). Hate speech is bad, but not always.(via Godfrey Elfwick). Disappointed by the British Election Result? Help is at hand.(via Stuart Ritchie)

Jonathan

In Russia.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

From the disturbed minds of the SJWs, this is confusing as hell.

Kylie Jenner has been accused of cultural appropriation after she launched a new line of swimwear featuring a camouflage print in the style of Destiny’s Child.

a) Bikini=French invention named after Polynesian atoll that only became famous after the US nuked it.

b) Said camouflage bikini is in the pattern known as "woodland camouflage" designed by the US to be a pattern for all services.

c) Destiny's Child is a defunct black female singing group who occasionally wore costumes in woodland camouflage.

I am trying to figure out here who actually got appropriated, but it seems like the US military should be the most offended because if it hadn't been for the nukes there wouldn't have been bikinis, and they were responsible for the woodland camo.

Jonathan

I am trying to figure out here who actually got appropriated,

Of course, 'camouflage' is a French word so....no, I give up.

Hal

Kylie Jenner has been accused of cultural appropriation after she launched a new line of swimwear featuring a camouflage print in the style of Destiny’s Child.

Actually, starting over the last three or four of months or so I've been seeing multiple instances of unmistakably nonmilitary wandering about in camouflage jackets, or pants or shirts or . . . .

I think a reasonable deduction is that Jenner didn't even reach as far as a defunct black female singing group who occasionally wore costumes in woodland camouflage, she---or designers working under her name---simply copied something current . . .

PiperPaul

mtl police camo
Montreal police have been wearing camo on duty in protest since 2014.

Fred the Fourth

Protesting what?
Lessee, what are the possibilities?
- Police forbidden to hunt deer while on duty.
- Having to wear dayglo-yellow vests
- Having to ask questions in French first
- Budget does not allow for Armani

I vote for #4

Farnsworth M. Muldoon

Protesting what?

Officers in Quebec have worn them as a form of protest since 2014, when Philippe Couillard's Liberal government introduced municipal pension reform.

The controversial law, passed in December of that year, forced municipal workers and retirees to contribute more to their pensions to offset what was at the time a $4-billion pension fund deficit.

I am not sure how a retiree can contribute more to his pension, and I have no idea how much of a contribution they are talking about, but in general I am having a hard time seeing as how ensuring one's pension fund doesn't go tango uniform to ensure one actually has one when the time comes, is an entirely bad thing.

R. Sherman

Farnsworth, I'm sure they're miffed because they have to contribute anything, as opposed to the public simply being taxed more to offset the shortfall.

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