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May 05, 2018

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Em

Thank you, David.

*kerching*

David

Bless you, madam. May your toilet paper perforations always work as intended.

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Tip jar has been hit. :-)

David

May you find long-forgotten gems in your list of Sky TV recordings.

David

By the way, this place has now had over ten million visits.

Don’t you people have anything better to do?

Hal

Don’t you people have anything better to do?

No refunds. Credit note only.

H

Ping

Spiny Norman

PING!

Thanks, David. I quite like this place; a little oasis of sanity where we can gawk at the bedlamites marching by.

David

May you wake to birdsong.

David

And “gawk at the bedlamites” should go in the brochure.

Ian

Ping!

Should be enough for a performance-art grade nappy or two.

David

May your grapes always be seedless, and your raspberries never soften to a disagreeable degree.

Fay

Thanks for the hours of smh entertainment David. Tipped!

David

Bless you, madam. May you never perspire more than is seemly.

Darleen

Ah, thanks for Amazon link... I needed an excuse to do some shopping!

David

Shop like the wind.

Sam

Thanks for the game tips, David. Tip jar hit.

David

May you never know the sickening horror of a 9% phone battery level.

Anthony

Been laughing (in disbelief) at your 'Year Reheated' recap. I've sent some British quids your way.

David

Been laughing (in disbelief) at your ‘Year Reheated’ recap.

Yes, when you put a year’s worth of wokeness in a pile, like a snapshot of the bedlamite demographic, it’s quite boggling.

May the Wi-Fi always reach all corners of your home.

Drek

wonderful post. great work you guys do here.

PiperPaul

I spent over an hour trying researching how to combine all my prepaid gift card balances and send that but gave up.

So I rolled to the store and got another gift card. Incoming pleasant ping noise.

PS Shouldn't this be under 'Busking' rather than 'Basking'?

David

Incoming pleasant ping noise.

May your sleeve never catch on a door handle, causing you to throw coffee down a newly-painted white wall. The same stretch of wall that had already been drenched in red wine, twice, before being repainted, twice. And which is now quite possibly the most thoroughly painted four feet of wall in the neighbourhood.

Another Sam

Been laughing (in disbelief) at your 'Year Reheated' recap.

Don't know whether to laugh or cry.

Another Sam

Have hit tip jar.

David

May your grill pan never require more than the lightest of soaks.

David

Meanwhile, in the Clown Quarter:

Suggesting one might need to lock their doors when parking south of USC is racist, ignorant and problematic, and especially troubling when brought up by someone who is white, [student, Josh] Masters was told during the trial, according to audio recordings obtained by The College Fix.

Apparently, if you dare to acknowledge reality during a debate at USC – annual tuition north of $50,000 – then there will be a Maoist struggle session. Because everyone must pretend.

PiperPaul

SJW controllers: Harnessing and weaponizing ego-gratification and (possibly also creating) personality disorders for over 30 years!

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Suggesting one might need to lock their doors when parking south of USC is racist, ignorant and problematic...

To be fair, one might need to lock one's doors at any compass point around the campus, though a few blocks away just north of I-10 is Koreatown, so we'll have to use a Racial Decoder Ring on that one.

The trial Masters faced last spring was not implemented or overseen by campus administration. It was a peer-led effort through Masters’ fraternity, Delta Kappa Alpha, a venerable institution at USC that’s not under the private school’s purview. It’s a co-ed, cinematic arts-based frat that he joined during his sophomore year.

I am beginning to see one of their main malfunctions.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Just to start the day...

Australia is not real, "It's a coverup [sic] for one of the greatest mass murders in history."

[+]

Michael Moore hearts Marx.

https://twitter.com/awstar11/status/992834079111331840

David

Michael Moore hearts Marx.

Marx was also an obnoxious, dishonest, delusional hypocrite. So I suppose they would have had something in common.

David

If anyone has trouble with comments not appearing, email me and I’ll make an offering to the spam filter.

Juror Number Eight

Suggesting one might need to lock their doors when parking south of USC is racist, ignorant and problematic, and especially troubling when brought up by someone who is white

Michael Lewis on the Columbia School of Journalism

A few weeks ago, toward the end of the first semester of classes, about thirty journalism students assembled in the third-floor student lounge to compile a list of complaints about the school, which they eventually presented to Dean Joan Konner. They were busily agreeing that the school needed more Hispanics, more scholarship money for African Americans, a more culturally sensitive faculty and more awareness about aids, when a stranger crept in and took a seat. The stranger must have liked what he saw: all these prosperous-looking youths so preoccupied with their problems that they were blind to the events right in front of their eyes. Unnoticed, the stranger rifled through a student's purse. The lounge wasn't much bigger than a squash court, so he deserves some sort of prize for audacity.

It was only when the stranger made for the door that one of the students—the woman who'd been robbed—finally noticed him and shouted. The stranger raced out the door, down the stairwell, past the bronze plaque, past the bronze busts of Joseph Pulitzer, past the stucco reliefs of the Gods of Journalism and out into the night, chased by a dozen or so less swift journalism students. Standing near the fateful spot in the lounge where she and her classmates had been sitting, Kaue Noel Kelch-Mattox related the story to me. “We were literally ten to fifteen seconds behind him, but then he just disappeared,” she said. “I never would have thought this sort of thing could happen in my own student lounge.”

“Who wrote the story?” I asked. The students were required to hand in homework articles each week. The student newspaper was also sorely in need of material.

“No one,” she said. "There wasn't a story.”

David

Michael Moore hearts Marx.

Heh.

Hal

And which is now quite possibly the most thoroughly painted four feet of wall in the neighbourhood.

Perhaps you should take up being decoratively bold and fearless, and paint it black.

Better yet, assess the angle of repeatedly thrown liquids, and repeat one last time with a double quantity of black paint---the double quantity should cover any variations in angle of subsequent spills.

Hal

The trial Masters faced last spring was not implemented or overseen by campus administration. It was a peer-led effort through Masters’ fraternity,

. . . I am beginning to see one of their main malfunctions.

Yeah, I've never seen any point to frats either. Hipsters are bad enough individually, congealing in plural just emphasizes the debacle.

David

Perhaps you should take up being decoratively bold and fearless, and paint it black.

I now work on the assumption that the section of wall in question is basically cursed. Or houses some kind of gravitational anomaly.

Hal

Today’s Word Is Offensensibility.

Pogonip

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/i-swear-make-patriarchy-uncomfortable-i-m-proud-it-ncna870736

Wouldn’t you love to see these dumb cows in a real patriarchy? Heck, I’d even spring for a get-well card after the razor-blade surgery. And what is a major news organization doing posting foolishness like this?

Pogonip

David, have you considered buying yourself some sippy cups?

Darleen

Why Johnny doesn't science.

Darleen

re Pogonip's link

Mona Eltahawy is a feminist writer

Who knew?

David

Mona Eltahawy is a feminist writer

Hence, I suppose, the severe, perhaps terminal, departure from reality.

StitchJones

It's time to thank you once more for this little island of good sense from a mostly lurker. Tip jar has been hit of course.

David

Tip jar has been hit of course.

May your hangers never tangle.

And thanks to all who’ve chipped in so far, including those much too shy to comment. It’s what keeps this place here and is much appreciated.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Why Johnny doesn't science.

Severe continental drift aside, though my knowledge of ornithology is limited, I'd still bet good money there are more species of perching birds in North America than, having been there, in the center of the Sahara (or Nunavut, for that matter).

The term "minestrone hoagy" comes to mind.

Pogonip

Switch to white wine AND paint the wall coffee-color.

Or let the stains collect and call it modern art.

Rafi

the severe, perhaps terminal, departure from reality.

https://twitter.com/OrwellNGoode/status/993179083478626305

Rafi

Also ping.

David

May your picnic tartlets never attract the attention of wasps, ants and other freeloaders.

David

Also ping.

I see the vanguard of the proletariat has arrived.

Steady, ladies. Form an orderly line.

bilbaoboy

A sort of ping! rather than a Kerchiiing! But better than nowt.

If that picture is of your lodger, I don't think the orderly line is going to be forming and you are stuck with 'him'.

Thanks for the education!

David

May you never have to make-do with a heavily scented, non-moisturising brand of handwash.

David

I don’t think the orderly line is going to be forming

Oh, I dunno. I see quite a few ladies brandishing two-by-fours and bug repellent.

Jen

This.

https://twitter.com/Noahpinion/status/993386206003056641

David

This.

I quite like this one.

A slightly more nuanced version here.

David
I have literally seen Joe Average Dad come into a comic store with his two kids, aged 6 and 10, and say, “Hey, we just came out of the Avengers film and we’re interested [in reading some comics].” And I’ve seen the blood drain from the cashier’s face as he has to explain that Iron Man is now a 15-year-old black girl who might be a sociopath; the incredible Hulk is now a 19-year-old Asian hipster guy; and Thor is a woman who’s dying of cancer; and on and on and on.

A podcast, featuring Ace of Spades and YouTuber Zack, on the kneecapping of comics by “social justice” activism.

R. Sherman

In academe, there will be no fun of any kind.

David

In academe, there will be no fun of any kind.

“Simona Sharoni, a professor of women’s and gender studies…”

I think the moral of the story is never to interact with professors of women’s and gender studies, the majority of whom seem to be captious, spiteful, delusional bitches.

Pogonip

https://thewalrus.ca/i-am-the-type-of-man-who-gets-into-fist-fights-and-likes-it/

MC

In academe, there will be no fun of any kind.

Never apologise, never explain.

David

This.

Clam

$102,000 a year to indoctrinate 11 year olds.

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2017/02/20/11-year-old-docked-points-for-not-bashing-trump/

David

$102,000 a year to indoctrinate 11 year olds.

Smell the entitlement. And the disdain for what parents might prefer.

Spiny Norman

I see the vanguard of the proletariat has arrived.

Oh, is that one of those "incels" we've been warned about?

Alan

Tip jar hit. Keep up the good work.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Meanwhile, Keeping Marx company, Lysenkoism is alive and well.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Was he arrested for having a peeler or imitating a Peeler ?

Darleen

Good lord, Farnsworth, if I visit Scotland I should remember to leave my knitting needles and crochet hooks at home!

I wonder how often Scottish police lurk outside Yarn shops waiting for the errant grandmother.

Spiny Norman

Jen,

This.

"No True Scotsman" arguments aplenty in the replies.

Exactly what I was expecting.

Spiny Norman

Farnsworth,

That's an offensive weapon, that is!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRxwBb7ev1Y

(Skip to 2:00)

David

Meanwhile, Keeping Marx company, Lysenkoism is alive and well.

The wokelings do keep pushing this woo despite it being discredited. Last year, Everyday Feminism’s Sandra Kim insisted that “people of colour” can feel the emotions of their ancestors via “inter-generational trauma,” which is passed on “genetically” and “lives inside of your body.” Ms Kim, you’ll recall, struggles to sustain anything approaching a logical argument, or even to finish her own sentences. She does, however, repeatedly use the words “and so,” which is somewhat funny, given how rarely any one thing she says follows from another.

Spiny Norman

Meanwhile, Keeping Marx company, Lysenkoism is alive and well.

And the award for the dumbest, most "woke" reply goes to...

@PopeDarth

Slave owners who owned slaves and made a profit off of it and then took their stock value and traded it into the stock market and now own Corporations.

PING.

@Lonewolf031

This is about all people struggling at one point in history, what does the stock market have to do with this?

@PopeDarth

The City of London Corporation, Wall Street...
You think the Sauds know suffering? The Rothschild's suffered? The Queen of England knows Suffering? Are you kidding me. Get the fuck out of here.

@Lonewolf031

Lol, you still don't get it.. let me say it really dumbly so you understand. AT SOME POINT IN HISTORY ALL GROUPS OF PEOPLE HAVE SUFFERED.\

@PopeDarth

[irrelevant non sequitur]

@Lonewolf031

Europeans? Like they didn't suffer under the Roman empire, the Hun westward expansions, and the Morish conquests?

‏ @PopeDarth

Which Europeans? Germans were not European. They took the land from the Indigenous people. The oppressed the Celts much more than Rome did. Rome didn't have a racial ethnic factor in it's Rule. This is a very loose use of the term suffering.

There you have it: "PING" "Get the fuck out of here" and "Germans are not European".

I suspect @PopeDarth is pissed that his precious Angry Studies degree is actually a hindrance to gainful employment.

Spiny Norman

She does, however, repeatedly use the words “and so,” which is somewhat funny, given how rarely any one thing she says follows from another.

I'd wager her "intersectional" Wymyns Studies professor used it and Ms Kim thought it oh-so-clever.

David

Meanwhile, Keeping Marx company, Lysenkoism is alive and well.

The parsing of Ms Kim’s “Healing from Toxic Whiteness” seminar is worth watching in full. It does capture the absurdity and creepiness of the project - and the kinds of personalities it attracts.

And it’s perhaps worth noting that the hypothetical sufferers of such “intergenerational trauma” whose claims might seem among the strongest, assuming any such effect exists – say, immediate descendants of Holocaust survivors – are not generally the ones demanding special accommodation for some ghostly but disabling phenomenon. Such that their grades, behaviour and emotional incontinence should be excused and deferred to for as long as they find convenient. Instead, the woo is embraced by middle-class women with time and money to waste on Women’s Studies courses and fatuous New Age seminars on “toxic whiteness.”

MC

Tip jar rattled.

https://journalism.columbia.edu/cost-attendance

Cost of a one-year journalism MS: $105,000 including living expenses. Google research suggests average US journalism salaries run from S35-80k and even in New York the mean is only $76,590 and probably boosted by well-paid senior hacks.

Madness.

David

Tip jar rattled.

May your struggles with duvet covers be brief and triumphant.

David

Meanwhile, Keeping Marx company, Lysenkoism is alive and well.

Of course if you poke through the mental wreckage of Everyday Feminism, where these claims serve a willing, credulous audience, you’ll spot the implication that Brown People’s Feelings™ have magical properties and are deeper and more authentic, and therefore more important, than the emotions experienced by people of pallor. Which is not at all racist, somehow. The object, inevitably, seems to be to bolster the tedious psychodramas of people like this.

And so other, more obvious possibilities are carefully ignored. Among them, that being raised in a culture of chronic, pretentious victimhood and irresponsibility, one reinforced all but daily in academia, and by claims of some supposedly genetic “intergenerational trauma,” may be a much more plausible hazard to mental health and result in mental habits that are, shall we say, suboptimal.

JuliaM

"Additionally, any Amazon shopping done via this link or the search widget top right, or for Amazon US via this link, results in a small fee for your host at no extra cost to you."

Just ordered an extra Echo Dot for upstairs via it.

David

Just ordered an extra Echo Dot for upstairs via it.

Bless you, madam. May your footwear remain fragrant on even the hottest of days.

dw

being raised in a culture of chronic, pretentious victimhood and irresponsibility, one reinforced all but daily in academia, and by claims of some supposedly genetic “intergenerational trauma,” may be a much more plausible hazard to mental health and result in mental habits that are, shall we say, suboptimal.

That.

David

That.

Well, if you’re taught that you got a ‘D’ on that English test because of “white supremacy,” and taught that grammar is “an unjust language structure,” and that the correction of basic spelling errors is “an oppressive practice” and proof of “an inherently racist society,” then it’s hard to see any obvious practical benefit, or any motive for improvement. As a mental habit, reinforced by supposedly statusful people and in the name of education, the likely effects are irresponsibility, resentment and ultimately failure.

Of course resentment and failure are easily exploited by those inclined to do so, and whose livelihoods depend on a never-ending supply.

Jacob

Pinged.

David

Pinged.

May your chopping board remain free of pestilence.

fnord

Bless you, madam. May your footwear remain fragrant on even the hottest of days.

Um, does 'fragrant' lack negative connotations in Britain that are not apparent on this side of the Pond?

David

Um, does ‘fragrant’ lack negative connotations in Britain

Fragrant as in the merest scent of talc, a molecule or two. As opposed to the ripened stench of boiled feet.

PiperPaul

"Of course resentment and failure are easily exploited by those inclined to do so, and whose livelihoods depend on a never-ending supply."

I think this sums up the "social justice" crowd manipulators quite nicely.

And, as usual, the people who really need help get lost in the noise. (or is it cacophony).

David

I think this sums up the “social justice” crowd manipulators quite nicely.

I think this quote here is a handy summary.

Pst314

“professors of women’s and gender studies, the majority of whom seem to be captious, spiteful, delusional bitches“

All of whom.

David

I think this sums up the “social justice” crowd manipulators quite nicely.

As noted previously, by the time Dr Inoue’s students have figured out that employers don’t generally regard ungrammatical job applications riddled with inept spelling as a good sign, and that the debts they took on in order to be schooled in pretentious grievance aren’t getting any smaller, it’ll be too late. Dr Inoue and his fellow “social justice” parasites will have been paid and the next batch of dupes will be lining up.

And likewise the students who take the advice of CUNY’s middle-aged delinquent Dr A.W. Strouse, who also claims that black students needn’t master even basic grammar - the grammar that he uses to signal his all-important intellectual status - and who suggests that jobseekers should tell potential employers to – and I quote – “fuck off.” Because the fallout from his advice won’t ever be felt by him. Only by the suckers who take him seriously.

APL

Tip Jar Rattled (although I sometimes miss the Minnow).

David

Tip Jar Rattled

May wasps never build a nest near your open window.

(although I sometimes miss the Minnow).

Are you feverish or just high? :-)

ComputerLabRat

Thankye for the Amazon US link - I have a list of things bookmarked that I've been wanting to purchase - this seems like an excellent time for it!

David

That’s the spirit.

pst314

Scottish Man in Custody for Carrying Potato Peeler

He was no true Scotsman. (Runs out the door two steps ahead of the henchlesbians)

ComputerLabRat

That’s the spirit.

Done! Just ordered a few things via your link. Nothing as cool as a trouser 'ping!' though, but every little bit counts, yes?

David

every little bit counts, yes?

Absolutely. It’s all good, as they say. May you never mistake parsley for oregano and only realise too late.

Jason

Bunged a few British pounds in your tip jar.

David

Bunged a few British pounds in your tip jar.

Much appreciated, sir. May your overstuffed 5p carrier bags retain their integrity until you get them home.

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