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July 21, 2017

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Lab Rat

"I wish to be judged as a human being and not as a lesbian"

THIS!!

I'd be glad to, if only today's BLTQWERTYGXZ crowd would freakin' let me!

Hal

Deconstructed cow.

Meat.

Also contains sheep.

Hal

Something error happen.

Ehn, so Cerberus got out one day . . .

dicentra

Absolutely randomly I clicked an issue of Amazing Stories and found on page six an advert for a book called "Modern Eugenics." PDF here: https://ia801609.us.archive.org/29/items/Amazing_Stories_v06n10_1932-01/Amazing_Stories_v06n10_1932-01.pdf

Being published in 1932, the word "eugenics" hadn't picked up its dystopian connotations.

Interesting.

Black Ball

I see Bill Nye with the assistance of Rachel Bloom has been nominated for an Emmy for their 'Sex Junk' work which I believe you brought uncritically to our attention Mr Thompson.
http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/15/bill-nye-gets-emmy-nomination-for-sexual-spectrum-episode/

Fred the Fourth

If I still worked for a boss, I would have had to send in a note about being forced to be out of work for the next week or two due to a bad case of the Creeping Crud.
(While I peruse old Galaxy and Amazing mags, by flashlight, under my bedcovers, WELL after bedtime.)

Fred the Fourth

Good god. They have Analog as well.
Boss? That's gonna be THREE weeks.

Pogonip

http://theferalirishman.blogspot.com/2017/07/recalling-good-ol-days.html?m=1

Jacob

Students on socialism.

Like 'students on drugs'?

David

I see Bill Nye with the assistance of Rachel Bloom has been nominated for an Emmy for their ‘Sex Junk’ work

But gosh, it was so darn science-y.

Though it occurs to me that the alleged gender and sexuality “spectrums” are perhaps better described as bimodal distributions. In that, almost everyone is straight and happily male or female. A few people are gay or bisexual, and very occasionally there’s a developmental anomaly, a copying error, that leads to transgenderism. The distribution of the “spectrum” is quite important.

David

Like ‘students on drugs’?

Heh. Much more harmful, I should think.

David

Remember professional educator Naima Lowe, the Evergreen State College instructor of “video and performance art,” the one who claims expertise in “emphatically poetic gestures”?

Well. She’s still not a happy madam.

Tom
Though it occurs to me that the alleged gender and sexuality “spectrums” are perhaps better described as bimodal distributions.

I believe Jordan Peterson also describes gender as an attenuated bimodal distribution.

Rafi

Remember professional educator Naima Lowe,

Black racism doesn't count.

#Progress

David

Black racism doesn’t count.

Encouraging arson too, it seems. Still, it’s interesting how an institution famed far and wide for its low academic standards can rapidly abandon any standards at all.

Tom

@Pogonip re: the 'do you remember' link.

Yowsah, I remember almost all of those things, some of them with more fondness than they probably deserve to be honest.

We had one of those rocket-shaped Hoovers with the chrome sled-like runners; best darn vacuum ever.

Ted S., Catskill Mtns., NY, USA

Mother Nature is a harsh mistress

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Lesbians, 1965.

Two sexes - golly, zem sure weren't woke back in 1965.

Lab Rat

Lesbians, 1965.

Two sexes - golly, zem sure weren't woke back in 1965.

And the interviewee just wanted to be treated like a human being! Imagine that. I'm literally shaking.

David

I’m literally shaking.

I know. It’s a radical proposition.

Criticas

NV goes well with these: http://www.jazz-age.com/images/swanclothing_sock_garters/il_fullxfull.97043085.jpg or jump right to these: http://www.realmenrealstyle.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Shirt-Garters.jpg A defacto requirement for acheiving a "professional military image" at Officer Training.

Sporkatus

[blockquote]I do like the planes.[/blockquote]
I think the jockeys and cyclist as well as other parts would be excellent fodder for GIF-making. GIFs of the "nothing to see here", "I do what I want", etc. general sort.

Sporkatus

Curses - wrong brackets out of force of habit from Ace's. At least they're a nicely matched malformed set and not a runaway.

( < i > )

David

Curses

[ Sends cellar boy to fetch scrubbing brush and bucket of soapy water. ]

Sam Duncan

“On colour in film.”

I thought that might turn out to be this. (Featuring bonus side-mullet. Well, what would you call it?)

“golly, zem sure weren't woke back in 1965.”

Or even 2012.

WTP

scrubbing brush and bucket of soapy water

So I take it the Henchlesbians polished off that case of T-bird before sunrise. I suppose it's too much to expect a moderation of the appetites these days. Or was there an epic oil spill on the driveway?

Joan

The question on everyone's lips. :-)

https://twitter.com/Communism_Kills/status/888388694725537792

Ted S., Catskill Mtns., NY, USA

Everything you wanted to know about old film color

jabrwok

Not feeling masculine enough? Get some blinky eye lashes!

David

bonus side-mullet

Let’s never speak of that again.

R. Sherman

Just got back from a matinee of Dunkirk. Extraordinarily well done. Strongly recommended.

Trevor

Song of Bolo

I've just spent an outrageous amount of time watching cartoons and songs aimed at Japanese toddlers. And loved it. Who needs acid?

WTP

K...someone might enjoy this...or not as I am a touch warped...the specific comments on this article..ignoring the article itself, the most recent comments...twixt two characters re Herein82 and PaulRyanIsFuckingTerrible...a virtual moonscape of discorse...a magnificent desolation...

https://amgreatness.com/2017/07/14/hollowness-conservative-intellectual-elite/

DodgyBob

I'm a great Jack Vance fan and I found one of his stories in the Galaxy Magazine Archives that I didn't know existed. Look forward to each Friday for the ephemera.

Hal

bonus side-mullet

Let’s never speak of that again.

Uh huh, until you encounter the next hipster to come along . . . I've noticed in rather a few places attempts to describe the hipsters' pileous fiasco, with "fascist" haircut being an attempt.

However, given how clueless hipsters are by definition, and how vehemently opposed to anything involving style and taste, there actually is a much more elegant summary: it's a pre-combover, with the definite emphasis that once the top central hair comes out in handfuls, there _will_ be a combover, because only a hipster would be that tacky, tasteless, and utterly contrived.

The sides are shaved to emphasize the rest of the abomination. The top is combed from one spot to another to cover and attempt to hide where the hair will inevitably come out. The hair by Exxon is to keep everything in place. And thus in time, once the bald pattern appears, the hipster will already have been practicing the rest of the combover and will already have have the extensive experience for it.

---There continues to be the complete failure to achieve anything the least bit admirable or commendable, but then these _are_ hipsters . . . .

David

This.

Via dicentra.

David
What would show people polyamorous relationships can work is an interview with three partners who’ve made it work over three decades and whose grown-up children are normal and speak of a happy, stable childhood. Oddly, these media puff-pieces praising polyamory are remarkably short on such examples.

Tim Newman, here.

Darleen

There may be snow on the roof, but there's still fire in the furnace.

David

There may be snow on the roof, but there’s still fire in the furnace.

Coffee on the house now, I should hope.

Jonathan

Never let your dog borrow the car.

David

Never let your dog borrow the car.

Face like that, she’ll be let off with a caution.

Darleen

Teachers also should avoid calling grade school children "boys and girls," because the phrase is not "inclusive."

R. Sherman

I see the French are upset about Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk not containing enough French people. So much for distinguishing between historical fiction and pure documentary.

Fred the Fourth

Darleen,
Ya gotta love the "thinking" around the "segregation" mentioned at the end. But I admit to being disappointed not to see "wrongthink" in there somewhere.
I am So Glad my two are long done with school.

champ

"Still, it’s interesting how an institution famed far and wide for its low academic standards can rapidly abandon any standards at all.'

well, it's not like they took anything of value away...

champ

"Oddly, these media puff-pieces praising polyamory are remarkably short on such examples."

And yet, there's Laurie Penny...

ftumch

DodgyBob, me too. Bless.

I've wanting to read the original Star King, serialised in Galaxy....

for the unintiated:

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=ysCbNflU7XgC&pg=PT25&lpg=PT25&dq=star+king+sir+julian&source=bl&ots=Fc4eZwbMmH&sig=GHJQLGqsGGrwFtNqQtA_H4fi17I&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjO0--v7p3VAhUqLsAKHU07DJkQ6AEIKzAC#v=onepage&q=star%20king%20sir%20julian&f=false

PiperPaul


The planes reminded me of this thing.

Spiny Norman

The Me 163, the plane more dangerous to its pilots than to the enemy.

Spiny Norman

There may be snow on the roof, but there’s still fire in the furnace.

While wearing "flip-flops", no less. I'm impressed.

David

I detect an anomaly in the timeline.

And note that it’s the self-satisfied “woke” gal who conflates religion and race.

WTP

Again,

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less."
"The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things."
"The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master—that's all."

Attempts to use language, logic, reason to persuade such people is a fool's errand.

WTP

Heh, conservatives whining because their neighbors are using Amazon.com to shop. This must not stand!

https://pjmedia.com/michaelwalsh/2017/07/22/the-amazon-washington-post-and-why-it-needs-to-be-destroyed/

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I detect an anomaly in the timeline.

What, you didn't know Jupiter and Apollo were prophets in the Koran ?

Heh, conservatives whining because their neighbors are using Amazon.com to shop. This must not stand!

Meh, another coastal "elite" who doesn't get it. I don't particularly care for Bezo's politics, but I live in rural Flyoverlandia, and if the option is driving an hour each way to get something, or having Mr. UPS put it on my doorstep two days later, thanks, Jeff.

Besides, anyone who brought back Clarkson, May, and Hammond can't be all bad.

Darleen

WTP

"conservative" as the column was written by one person, not a group ... a lot of commenters to Walsh arguing why he is wrong, even as they hate Bezos politics.

WTP

Well I was speaking more generally of the author and the endirsement/support he was getting from Kahane and Simon who are a big part of PJ Media. Not to mention about half of the commenters there who would also describe themselves as such. Did not say it was ALL conservatives. But quite disturbing that so many who describe themselves as such fail to grasp what it is they claim to believe in. Don't care for Bezos politics and despise the WaPo, but using government, stepping on the free market, to fight them is cutting off one's nose to spite one's face.

Hal

Not one of them effete studio types . . .

Jonathan

North Korea's latest terror weapon:

Acksiom

WTP is correct in essence. Both Instapundit and PJM have been sliding down the quality scale for a while now. If you compare Glenn's stuff now to what he was doing over a decade ago, it's immediately obvious. He used to write highly incisive essentialist analysis of some stories; now it's almost nothing but snark and signaling, and that's just his own hits. His co-bloggers, particularly Driscoll, have been abusing the RTWT tag left and right. Over and over again, I go to read the whole thing, and it's not worth my time the way it used to be. Another sad change is the line of Zergnet clickbait down the right side of the page. When you start taking Zergnet ads, you've started circling the bowl.

I suspect that Walsh's current crusade has more to do with his own inability to adapt to the indie publishing model than conservative principle. He started out claiming he had a moral cause, but dropped that line of argument after a couple of his balloon launches floating it got shot down.

WTP's correct to point out the recent odd inconsistency with conservative thought among both PJM's top talent and their commentors. I was very surprised by the not just the lack of pushback in the comments to Walsh's latest hysterical canuteling, but by the amount of support for his nonsense.

WTP

Acksiom,
I wasn't familiar with Walsh's past columns or background, though upon review I do see where he wrote a column or two that I had liked. Specifically one regarding Grant and the Civil War that was pretty good. But that's not business, not economics. And it wasn't so much Walsh's caterwauling (which I didn't get past the first paragraph of) but more David Kahane's silly defenses in the comments. Though it doesn't surprise me, I still get depressed when encountering this weak, muddle-headed thinking on the right. Really, you scratch some of these people and you find leftists underneath. Once it's their ox getting gored...well, hence the way supposed conservatives cave when writing legislation. I mean....at the margins, people who struggle in middle class and lower middle class jobs who are otherwise conservatives, I understand their desire for protectionism. But when writers start whining, I have no sympathies.

Daniel Ream

Really, you scratch some of these people and you find leftists underneath.

At least one pundit has pointed out that Conquest's First Law of Politics is actually backwards: Every man is a liberal about the things he knows best, in the sense that he's quite willing to use the power of the State to enforce what he believes.

Heinlein put it thusly: "It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so, and will follow it by suppressing opposition, subverting all education to seize early the minds of the young, and by killing, locking up, or driving underground all heretics."

Which always reminds me of the joke about the Libertarians' Evil Plan to conquer the world and then leave you the hell alone.

Fred the Fourth

Piper:
The Me 163 pic reminded me of the time my father attended a SETP (Society of Experimental Test Pilots) meeting at which a guest speaker was a test pilot of the Me 163. A tiny German (duh) lady named Hannah Reitsch. Talk about giant cast-iron balls. How'd you like to dead-stick land that little brick, knowing that the tanks still had enough hypergolic (i.e. self-igniting) fuel to blow you to hell? Or even if they didn't blow, probably getting high-test peroxide on you could spoil an afternoon.
And then of course there were the ladies of the SR-71 Blackbird team, a couple of whom were flight test engineer Marta Bohn-Meyer and flying qualities lead engineer Mary Shafer. Mary is famous in my mind for saying "Perfect safety is for those who don't have the guts to live in the real world."
I know Mary's still alive - suppose she'd be interested in a gig writing for Everyday Feminism?

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