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August 08, 2017

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Farnsworth M Muldoon

PRM at #500 -

As I witness this triumph of the human spirit, this, dare I say, miracle, this plucky British Blog which once before never reached 200 comments, and its owner and commenter, doing yeoman work, hand in hand from across the very globe, have put their collective shoulders to the noses on the grindsone and caused it to reached stratospheric heights that look down upon the Olympian Titans of old.

Truly, should the internet last for a thousand years, men, and women who identify as men will still say,

"This was their finest hour."

prm

Seriously though, can we go home now?

David

I’m going to have to get professional cleaners in.

Ian

Matron!

prm

As he crawled his last across the desert of comments, parched and desperate, his fellow travellers craned their necks to hear his croaked whisper. As he drew his remaining breath they heard his faint, last words:

"#PushThisThingTo600"

WTP

Nice to see us meeting our goal over night...Continuing to stay somewhat on topic here, I believe there is an aspect of Monkey Management that applies to this situation. For those unfamiliar with Monkey Management, here you go...

An experimenter puts 5 monkeys in a large cage. High up at the top of the cage, well beyond the reach of the monkeys, is a bunch of bananas. Underneath the bananas is a ladder.

The monkeys immediately spot the bananas and one begins to climb the ladder. As he does, however, the experimenter sprays him with a stream of cold water. Then, he proceeds to spray each of the other monkeys.

The monkey on the ladder scrambles off. And all 5 sit for a time on the floor, wet, cold, and bewildered. Soon, though, the temptation of the bananas is too great, and another monkey begins to climb the ladder. Again, the experimenter sprays the ambitious monkey with cold water and all the other monkeys as well. When a third monkey tries to climb the ladder, the other monkeys, wanting to avoid the cold spray, pull him off the ladder and beat him.

Now one monkey is removed and a new monkey is introduced to the cage. Spotting the bananas, he naively begins to climb the ladder. The other monkeys pull him off and beat him.

Here’s where it gets interesting. The experimenter removes a second one of the original monkeys from the cage and replaces him with a new monkey. Again, the new monkey begins to climb the ladder and, again, the other monkeys pull him off and beat him - including the monkey who had never been sprayed.

http://workingoutloud.com/blog/the-five-monkeys-experiment-with-a-new-lesson

Ian

You guys just aren't trying hard enough.

Realising this thread was in danger of collapse – and let’s face it, if ever a thread deserved to die, it’s this one, even if it is unfailing polite whilst the rest of the world imitates a ghastly internet thread – I recruited the great Mark Steyn to comment on my post numbered four-hundred-and-ninety-something in which I compared transgenderism to the doctrines of the Catholic Church.

Now, Mark is a great personal friend of mine, and often we get quite drunk together, shooting the shit. Sometimes, he refers to me as “Nathan”. This is quite normal. But, as you’ll hear in the following mp3, he corrects himself almost straight away. So this is from this evening’s Q&A with Mark Steyn, which will get posted in a few days time:

http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=09930849743724804944

Ian

Sadly I think Mark (for it is he) thought I was genuine about the Catholic Church, when of course I intended the remark as a cutting jibe.

PiperPaul


But this one goes to 600!

Lee

One striking falsehood leveled against the Google Memo is that it claimed that "white women and non-whites" are biologically unfit for tech work. Putting aside the fact that it didn't say women were unfit, it didn't say anything at all about non-whites. I presume the critics fantasized that because of the traditional mantra: sexist, racist, homophobe.

Sporkatus

Don't mind me, merely noticed the comments on this one haven't actually been closed yet. Heh.

Geezer

Seriously though, can we go home now?

Yes.

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