David Thompson
Subscribe

Categories

Blog powered by Typepad

« Link Fest | Main | Lawn Maintenance Is Racist »

July 31, 2018

Comments

Alice

How To Impress Your Boss, An Intersectional Guide

How to be unemployable for the rest of your life.

David

How to be unemployable for the rest of your life.

Or, “How to be unemployable for the rest of your life while blaming everyone and everything except your own choices and ludicrous vanities.” And again, a question comes to mind: If Ms Stephens wanted to sabotage the life chances of minority job-seekers, by encouraging them to cultivate attitudes that resulted in rejection, frustration and poverty, what would she do differently?

David

As I’ve said before, it’s remarkable just how often leftist advice is not only unrealistic and perverse, but actively ruinous, both practically and psychologically.

Karen M

Being nice to a white person means acting and behaving like a white person.

Sounds like an excuse for being a total bitch.

David

Sounds like an excuse for being a total bitch.

Heh. Yes. There’s a practised sourness.

Chester Draws

Some thoughts on Sophia Stephens.

Her Instagram is full of posed photos of herself. While such narcissism is barely tolerable in a fifteen-year-old, it is not in an adult.

Given how she dresses and wears makeup, she's losing the "fight against capitalism" rather badly.

She appears to be without a steady job. Hence when she says "no" it doesn't have the consequences it would for the rest of us.

She's not an unprivileged "person of colour" anyway, judged by the usual SJW standards (or mine, for that matter). She's half Japanese, half Greek. My nieces and nephews are half-Japanese, half white and I don't imagine it would occur to their family that they were unprivileged as a result.

She feels she has the right to say "no" precisely because she is so privileged, in my opinion.

PiperPaul

"Being nice to a white person means acting and behaving like a white person."

So I guess there are no standards of behavior for common courtesy anymore. Does she have a list of how to act towards other people depending on what skin color they have?

I liked it better when the village idiots were unorganized and unamplified.

Alice

She appears to be without a steady job.

I'm shocked! :-)

David

She appears to be without a steady job.

And nature takes its course.

bhoward

Be sure to sign up for a webinar or training with Everyday Feminism's Online School for Social Justice, italics mine:

Whether you're interested in learning how to decolonize your feminism, transform white guilt into anti-racist action, or even unlock the wisdom of tarot , we've got you covered.
David

She appears to be without a steady job.

“Do some research before you ask us for labour,” barks the proudly chippy Ms Stephens. Perhaps would-be employers have been doing precisely that – and having seen her sentiments, decided against it.

Y. Knott

- of every single brownish employee -

- Having looked her up *shudder*, how would she know what 'People of Colour' are feeling? She should check her privilege...

Clam

Yes, the titans of tomorrow.

God help us.

David

God help us.

Imagine the utopia these mighty beings would build.

Trilby

It is important to reflect on how generations of access and entitlement to our labour does not mean you automatically get it from us now.

Were a white person to express the same sentiment, surely it would be a stereotypical representation of 'unearned privilege'.

This is merely one more item in a long list of examples of minority spokespeople (read 'betters') agitating for a world that limits oportunities for minorities, rather than expanding them. One in which they will never have to live.

Pogonip

Parody, or not? Discuss.

David

one more item in a long list of examples of minority spokespeople (read ‘betters’) agitating for a world that limits opportunities for minorities, rather than expanding them.

Yes. As an attitude, it’s concentrated employer-repellent. But hey, woke credentials.

Trilby

The real travesty is that while these people profess to be standing up for oppressed minorities, the People of Colour they are most comfortable with are the ones that are most like themselves - bourgois, middle class, predominantly pale.

Here is Oz, you can see an example of this every time companies virtue signal about thier Indigenous Intake programs, 90% of whom will be pasty faced redheads.

But it is people like Sophia Stephen's who will be lauding this as a great step forward for disadvantaged minorities.

David

It’s interesting just how often leftist attitudes are a cause of poverty, or make poverty more likely, and likely to last longer. As when Ms Hannah Brooks Olsen, another Everyday Feminism contributor, bemoaned “Millennial poverty,” the cost of her English degree, and the difficulty of finding a job, while boasting of her “social justice” chippiness and describing herself, on LinkedIn, as a “political troublemaker.”

Because that’s just want employers should be looking for, apparently.


[ Added: ]

See also this.

And this.

And this.

And this.


Why, it’s almost as if there’s a pattern.

Ray

Being nice ... means acting and behaving like a white person.

And yet "Oi! You black bastard, I need these figures by Friday." Is still wrong. You can't win.

Adam

Using hints and indirection in setting goals is a great way to ensure that they are not met. And on the plus side the nonperforming person of color has the unassailable defense that you were not clear.

Is the moral of this story that when you need something done by deadline, tell a white man to do it?

Lancastrian Oik

I’ll be “decolonizing my feminism” soon- I’ve got this shock absorber to fit first. Tarot is next to useless; I prefer “Snap-On” brand spanners.

Adam

"unlock the wisdom of tarot"

There it is!

The snake oil salesman always has all-diease curing snake oil when his other potions and unguents prove useless.

Robert of Ottawa

How do I know whether they are "white" or not? The obvious case was Hussein Obomber who was half white. Other examples would be harder to discern, or am I simply to take their word for it, as with gender?

JJM

I'm always amused at how self-marginalizing this sort of progressive nonsense is. It's hard to see any private employer faced with this tosh who will not quietly opt to avoid such "people of colour" in their workforce.

Fortunately, governments - ever prepared to accommodate whatever aggrieved demographic is trendy - will fill up their ministries and departments with all manner of useless offices and agencies designed to employ these people!

[+]

It’s interesting just how often leftist attitudes are a cause of poverty, or make poverty more likely, and likely to last longer.

Do as we say and ruin your life!

David

Do as we say and ruin your life!

Pretty much. And which gives me an excuse to once again wheel out this, by John Ellis:

Just as Pinocchio went off to school with high hopes, only to be waylaid by J. Worthington Foulfellow, minority students are met on the way to campus by hard-left radicals who claim to have the interests of the newcomers at heart but in reality prey on them to advance their own selfish interests. Of course, what black students need is the same solid traditional education that had raised Irish, Italians, and Jews to full equality. But that would not serve the campus radicals’ purpose.

Disaffected radicals want to swell the ranks of the disaffected, not the ranks of the cheerfully upward mobile. Genuine progress for minority students would mean their joining and thus strengthening the mainstream of American society - the mainstream that campus radicals loathe…

As thinkers, campus radicals are poor role models for students. Their ideas are simple and rigid, and they rely heavily on conspiracy thinking that infers far too much from too little. They are powered by emotional commitments that are highly resistant to the lessons of experience. As a result, their cherished ideas are now virtually obsolete, and strike any reasonably well-informed observer as downright silly. The minority students that they attract into their orbit are dragged down to this low intellectual level.

As illustrated in my series of links upthread. And the campus ideologues cultivate resentment and disaffection – and ultimately, failure – because, unlike happiness and success, it’s something they can exploit.

Trilby

Fortunately, governments - ever prepared to accommodate whatever aggrieved demographic is trendy - will fill up their ministries and departments with all manner of useless offices and agencies designed to employ these people!

Not only that, they will also force these hiring requirements on companies providing services where the government is majority stakeholder.

Government financed projects are required to report on the number of women, traininees, displaced auto workers (as unions killed of the industry), indigenous workers and companies providing services, employees over 45, individuals with a disability, as well as cultural and linguistic diveristy.

Failure to meet minimum requirements of the above may render a main contractor inelligible for government work.

Jonathan

If you are exhausting and hurting Black and non-Black people of colour around you...

I feel exhausted just reading your bullshit love.

If evil white people are genuinely exhausting and hurting non-white people around them, why do literally billions of non-white people want to emigrate to white countries?

Someone's lying, so I suggest a moratorium on all non-white immigration and let's see who squeals the loudest.

Geoffrey

"Being nice to a white person means acting and behaving like a white person."

It is not natural for non-white people to be polite, apparently.

Seriously, the only difference between this person, and someone on the alt-right, is that the alt-right wants to treat these inferior beings like savages, while the far left wants to treat them like people with special needs.

I think they're both assholes, but if I believed that black people are just not capable of being polite without significant instruction in 'being white', then I think that the alt-right would have a much better idea of the proper response to black people.

Y'know, has anyone here gone trolling sites like the Daily Stormer? Do they use opinions like these from SJWs about black people as evidence that "See? Even they themselves admit that they're inferior human beings!"

Franklin

One young woman, a bisexual art student with depression, is complaining about how hard it is to find a job in which she gets paid to draw unremarkable cartoons about what it’s like to be a bisexual art student with depression.

Could I trouble you for a link? That sounds like comedy gold.

R. Sherman

It is important to reflect on how generations of access and entitlement to our labour does not mean you automatically get it from us now.

Well, that's true. I don't walk up to random POC on the street and demand they type a letter for me or file something at the courthouse. I do, however, expect my secretary (thirty years, long-suffering) to do those things, because--stay with me here--she agreed to do so in exchange for a salary which I pay her. The author implies that a business owner should engage in contract negotiations for every task s/he needs his/her employees to accomplish.

(BTW, I normally "ask" my employees--even the white ones-- to do certain things as a matter of politeness, but no one misconstrues my "request" as anything other than a mandatory directive.)

David

That sounds like comedy gold.

It starts here, but you have to poke about a bit at her Patreon, etc., to find out that the ideal job, the one she’s apparently suited for, entails total self-absorption.

Franklin

It starts here...

For the record, that tweet was "like"d by a quarter million people. Just let that sink in.

Trilby

no one misconstrues my "request" as anything other than a mandatory directive

Of course they don't, because employees know that they do so in exchange for a salary. This is, of course, the basis for any employment contract, irrespective of class, colour or creed.

I feel the underlying issue here is that, despite much evidence to the contrary, Ms Stephens feels that her opinions, her worldview, is the gold standard to which all that fall within her identity group surely must agree.

One can only speculate as to what lofty environment Ms Stephens resides, that she is so far removed from the fundamental realities of the employer/employee relationships that she can spout such utter crap.

Boatswain's Mate

And yet "Oi! You black bastard, I need these figures by Friday." Is still wrong. You can't win.

Who said anything about you winning? You're not supposed to win. That's the whole point. It's like, "Heads, I win. Tails, you're a racist!!"

Governor Squid

Every time I’ve had to say “no” more than once, I was being gaslighted.... Unfortunately, gaslighting has been a common feature in my journey as a professional of color.

There's a lot to unpack in this short snippet. First of all, I think we've already shown that "professional of color" is almost poetic, packing two big lies into just three words. Then there's the idea that somebody asking twice is "gaslighting" her. Never mind that anybody in sales will reflexively ignore the first several times he hears the word "no," regardless of the skin color or perceived sex of his interlocutor.

Also never mind the abundant evidence that the author is, shall we say, "mercurial" in her temperament, and could therefore be expected to change her mind on a whim. Has she given any thought to the notion that her own patterns of behavior may be encouraging the very behaviors she dislikes in others?

Lest I be accused of having nothing good to say, let me close with the observation that Ms. Stephens provides an excellent example of what young women should strive not to emulate, and what young men should strive not to copulate with. For this service, I applaud her.

David

that tweet was “like”d by a quarter million people.

If the attitude on show wasn’t real - and apparently pervasive - it might be funny, in a grim kind of way. But universities seem to be disgorging tens of thousands of students who assume that the universe ought to arrange itself so as to flatter their rote leftist vanities, with glamorous and lucrative employment tailored to “social justice” and pathological self-preoccupation.

As someone from a modest background in an unglamorous part of town, a product of state comprehensive schooling, I find this level of assumed entitlement rather boggling.

Darleen

As a supervisor who does some hiring now and then, this kind of advice surely makes me want to hire Ms. Stephens! Why, who wouldn't want a self-righteous Eeyore who would spend the better part of the day either sulking or threatening to take complaints to HR or the union?

R. Sherman

One can only speculate as to what lofty environment Ms Stephens resides, that she is so far removed from the fundamental realities of the employer/employee relationships that she can spout such utter crap.

Such is common among those on the left end of the political spectrum. In my experience, they seem to view an employer/employee relationship as inherently and only adversarial, such that their purpose becomes maximizing their receipts while minimizing their efforts. They see it as a great victory, if they can screw around for eight hours but still get paid.

And don't get me started on the average leftist's view of running a small business. Evidently, we do nothing except spend our time trying to figure out new ways to screw our employees while making zillions of dollars and paying no taxes.

Darleen

BTW, I normally "ask" my employees--even the white ones-- to do certain things as a matter of politeness, but no one misconstrues my "request" as anything other than a mandatory directive

Ms. Stephens seems to feelz that normative workplace civility and professionalism is a burden on her.

Theo

And so it goes....but I'm rather quite satisfied that these poor distraught SJW's cannot find suitable work - there IS none as far as I can tell in the REAL workplace. Working with Trades persons, being a Tradesman myself - now an Inspector...these imbeciles would not last 5 seconds with this drivel. And it would likely be those of colour doing the ousting. "Git..!!"

Governor Squid

I'd be fascinated to hear her explain what personal and business interactions sound like in a Workplace Of Color.

Kelly

I have a son with Down syndrome and work hard to make the necessary steps to equip him for as much independence and employability as possible. I am thankful for the educators and placement specialists who help make it possible for my son to become as self sufficient as possible. I can’t understand why any rational person places people of colour into an environment of “special needs”, and dons the cloak of “advocate”, on their behalf. People of colour are intelligent and hard working, why aren’t they taking these pompous “do-gooders” to task for creating an aura of disability around darker skinned people?

MC

White people: why is it so important for us to always be nice to you? Being nice to a white person means acting and behaving like a white person.

Hard to be certain what is meant here. Non-white people aren't nice? Or they are nice but not to white people; isn't there a name for that?

In case you forgot, we are not white.

Whatever love, I've seen your photos. You are whiter than me and I'm an Anglo-Saxon from the North of England.

David

an aura of disability around darker skinned people

Ooh. I may have to borrow that one.

Pogonip

On the other hand, everyday feminists lead far more interesting and dramatic lives than the rest of us. We have Small Appliance Reports, they have stuff like this:

https://everydayfeminism.com/2015/08/things-wish-known-gaslighting/

“I usually ended up crying hysterically.”

“I remember conversations where I would...end up in a ball on the floor.” [The last such conversation I had was with a dog who was asking to play tug-of-war.]

“...it’s normal to lose your memory when you’re being gaslighted.” [Then how do you know you were?]

“My empathy is a super power.”

“I spent a week in bed and cried...”

You gotta admit, that’s more exciting than a new toaster or running a small business.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

It starts here, but you have to poke about a bit at her Patreon, etc., to find out that the ideal job, the one she’s apparently suited for, entails total self-absorption.

...like the distribution of wealth and the economy got so fucked up by baby boomers who tell millennials that we’re too ungrateful but all we want is idk to fucking Live...

I am reminded of two boomer friends with whom I attended college (the first go round) both of whom, and bearing this bint in mind, were also artists, though these two actually had some talent.

Of the two the male of the duo got a BFA in Navel Gazing Art, the female of the duo a BS in Commercial Art. The distaff half went on to rake in the bucks and did navel gazing art in her spare time, the party of the second part lived off her till he got shown the door for being an unproductive clot because he went full navel-gazer with his "art", and then sponged off parents and friends.

So, no, the baby boomers are not responsible for your poor life choices, you ungrateful millennial twit (feel free to substitute a vowel).

I'd be fascinated to hear her explain what personal and business interactions sound like in a Workplace Of Color.

Orale vato, to gauge from EF, in order to be keeping it real and un-white, they would involve addressing one another as persons who enjoyed relations with their mothers, female dogs, women of the night, and offers to bust caps in each other's asses.

Governor Squid

gaslighting

And of course she's polyamorous. One might encourage her to write a piece exploring the atypical psychological tendencies of those drawn to the "poly" lifestyle. And then perhaps a follow-up piece examining the types of personalities that would be attracted to such an environment. She might find, much to her surprise, that people who tend to be controlling to the point of gaslighting their partners are naturally attracted to relationships with partners prone to being controlled.

Or, as my sainted granny used to say: there's a lid for every pot.

David

the far left wants to treat them like people with special needs.

It’s a strange thing, the degree to which, and the speed with which, a very large and influential chunk of the left has become fixated by race - a subject I don’t generally find interesting. But as I tend to poke at the pathologies of leftism, I’m now obliged to mention it much more than I’d otherwise choose.

Pogonip

By the way, in the last Small Appliance Report I forgot to mention our new toaster has Advanced Toasting Technology!

Trevor

...what personal and business interactions sound like in a Workplace Of Color.

A friend and former colleague of mine, a delightful, personable, easy-going, emotionally stable woman of pallor with grown-up children, was seconded a few years ago to an ostentatiously Black 'community project' to provide expertise that was evidently lacking. She was bemused (and discomfited) by the general atmosphere of the workplace, and after a couple of days was taken to one side by the manager and instructed to desist from greeting or attempting to exchange pleasantries with the other staff when she arrived in the morning as this was considered disruptive to their 'very important' work which needed a 'professional and serious' approach at all times. (British readers will be familiar with any number of these publicly-funded make-work schemes and form their own judgements as to how 'very important' their activities might be.)

In the 1990s I was briefly employed at a local authority-funded facility that was supposedly available to the general public but was (very) effectively restricted to what is known euphemistically as 'the community'. Leaving aside the staggering (but not unexpected) incompetence, inefficiency, ineptitude, indifference, corruption and blatant theft committed by the staff, the overall impression was of over-sized children play-acting being at work. In retrospect I should at least be grateful I didn't have to endure the po-faced pretension. Small mercies, eh?

pst314

It’s a strange thing, the degree to which, and the speed with which, a very large and influential chunk of the left has become fixated by race...

This is, in part, a consequence of the failure of traditional leftist ideas: Just as, after WWI, fascism arose as a leftist response to the failure of the workers to reject patriotism and embrace internationalism, so today the left has embraced racial (and other) identity politics to compensate for the decline in the reputation of socialist economics: It does not matter that such racist politics is antithetical to what the old left professed; all that matters is that it is a route to power.

Jim Whyte

pst314: Wisdom. Let us be attentive. The "fascism is of the right" nonsense is still too common.

John d

Take a peek at our social media (if you have access and permission), or go on Google and do some research before you ask us for labour

Does this idiot have any idea at all how being employed works?

David

Does this idiot have any idea at all how being employed works?

So far as I can tell, her experience of employment is rather limited. And given her attitude, that seems unlikely to change.

David

I’ll just leave this here, I think.

Hopp Singg

We learn more and more here every day about the sort of "employment application" questions that would best enable us to filter out such idiots right up front, before they can infect and destroy from within.

E.G. "Do you think our company should institute a pronoun policy to force usage of preferred pronouns? Yes or no. Justify your answer."

If you wanted to start a consulting business, David, helping companies to avoid tragic hiring mistakes such as Miss Stephens (ooh, that felt good), the world is your oyster, sir.

Fred the Fourth

My empathy is a super power.

I have decided that empathy, the actual feeling of another's emotions, is a mental disease. Sympathy, caring and understanding for the suffering of others, on the other hand, is a normal and useful trait in society. This is my current Pet Peeve (replacing irritation at the misuses of "hone vs. home" and "factoid").

Fred the Fourth

Of the two the male of the duo got a BFA in Navel Gazing Art, the female of the duo a BS in Commercial Art.

This reminded me (since I am going to be at UC Berkeley tonight, for an unabashedly Capitalist endeavour in the I-am-sure-it-is-fascist Boalt Law School) of a trivial encounter I had on campus last year.

I am sauntering up Bancroft Ave. next to campus, when I pass a 30-ish looking gent with that maybe I'm homeless or maybe I've just spent too much time in a college town look. As I pass, I clearly hear him mutter, in a tone that indicates this is not the first time he's had this thought, "Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be artists."

See? Truth and enlightenment is still to be found at UCB, if only by happenstance.

Daniel Ream

gaslighting

The thing is, gaslighting is a common tactic used by people with BPD/Complex PTSD. Since awareness of gaslighting has increased, it's now become common for such people to accuse anyone who demurs from their self-flattering version of history of gaslighting them. It's projection all the way down.

everyday feminists lead far more interesting and dramatic lives than the rest of us

I'm skeptical of those accounts. Most people with real BPD will react like that not to being gaslit, but to being caught in a lie (admittedly, BPDs interpret the latter as the former). But they won't publicize it. They'll say it to people they're trying to emotionally blackmail or that they're trying to elicit sympathy from because in a one-on-one conversation they can better control the narrative and there are fewer witnesses. These read like someone who listened to a real BPD describing their reactions to a cognitive dissonance confrontation, and appropriated the description for clickbait.

the left has embraced racial (and other) identity politics to compensate for the decline in the reputation of socialist economics

Yes, it's called Cultural Marxism. Economic Marxism doesn't hold up to scrutiny because it's too obvious to the proles that economic class is not immutable - in a society founded on economic liberty, you can work your way out of the "oppressed" working class. It's hard to convince people the only route out of their oppressed status is glorious revolution when they see people all around them working up to nice cars and houses.

So Marxism changed to fixating on immutable biological characteristics like skin colour and sex, since you can't work hard to change either of those (shut up, Caitlyn. You too, Rachel) and therefore it's easier to stoke class resentment against people of some other, presumed-privileged class.

Darleen

I’ll just leave this here, I think.

Japanese Greek American nonbinary (she/they) advocate, writer, journalist. all views are my own. ✨

Seattle, WA

This is my shocked face.

Pogonip

You deserve Advanced Toasting Technology.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Another manifestation of white supremacy.

Darleen

I am going to be at UC Berkeley tonight,

We just shipped stepson, now officially an L2 at Boalt Law, back up there last weekend.

aelfheld

If you thought the Baby Boomers were selfish & self-centered . . .

There's a reason Stephens is freelance.

Hal

We have a response to the waving of pillows.

Man Vs Chair.

You can tell the response is the better one, it only runs for 2:21 instead of 28:32 for the pillow waving.

fnord

.......their 'very important' work which needed a 'professional and serious' approach at all times. ......

=========
Speaking from the newer side of the pond, and always eager to refine my knowledge of the British vernacular ,would the proper descriptor here be 'self-important tw*ts' (no, the missing letter is not 'i'), or 'self-important gits'?

Trevor

Either of those would work, fnord!

Fred the Fourth

Darleen,
Congratulations. I think :-)
Our son is in his last undergrad year, doing Applied Math / Stats

Monty James

"Are you asking or demanding? Many white people who approach Black and non-Black people of colour for labour do not ask for our labour — they demand it from us. Asking someone to do something leaves it open-ended with space for the person to say no…"

Thinking back, when I was working in the oilpatch, we'd get asked to do stuff out on the lease. Of course, whether we went out the next day or not depended upon if we did what we were asked, or said, "no". So, I pretty much took a request for a demand. Call me stuffy and old-fashioned, I liked having an income.

"If you are exhausting and hurting Black and non-Black people of colour around you because you won’t take “no” for an answer when you request labour from us… it’s time to check your privilege."

We take and take and take from Black and non-Black people of colour--I say it's time to give. Give them their check, and give them five minutes to get their vehicle and get off the property.

Pogonip

I said, I have ADVANCED TOASTING TECHNOLOGY, and since you oiks are too uncouth to be properly awed, I have no choice but to curl into a ball on the floor.

Which, I might add, is getting disgracefully crowded lately.

Squires

On the other hand, everyday feminists lead far more interesting and dramatic lives than the rest of us.

Anyone who has seen real gaslighting and the damage it does might be inclined to kick these mental toddlers down the nearest flight of stairs.

It's projection all the way down.

That.

See the bizarre usage in recent years of the terms “my truth”, “your truth”, and “their truth”.

prm

Ok Pogonip, I'll bite. Wtf is ATT? Blue lights? Electronic shit tends to have a blue light somewhere to demonstrate its quantum transmodulation.

Smallish Bees

Sophia Stephens, prospective employee: "Hire me, or else!"

Hiring Manager, Bartlesby's Scriveners, Inc.: "I would prefer not to."

Hal

Whether you're interested in learning how to decolonize your feminism, transform white guilt into anti-racist action, or even unlock the wisdom of tarot , we've got you covered.

Playing poker with a tarot deck.

. . . a main variation to note is that in various tarot decks, the conceptual images related to the numbers 8 and 11 in the major arcana cards are switched. The historically documented reason for these differences is found in Thee Ollde And Deeply Symbolick Discussions Of Dyverssee Greate Masteres, As Mentioneeed Aebove. Yeah, I juste hate it when mye "E" key gets stucke that waye. Ande Whate du youe mean Thee Symolicke Meaninges arre notte cleareley documenttedde?? Off Course Theyrre Doceumemetede. Aske Ye Localle Experte to showe you. Alsoe thenne aske f'r a deale on oceanne beachefronte propertie in Arizona. Butte I digresse. Getting Back To The Matter Of Major Poker, the switch in the images tends to have little effect for divinatory card readings because they tend to be based more on the image of the major arcana card rather than its number. For simply playing poker, the switch in images has no effect at all.
Pogonip

Prm, you guessed it! Blue lights! 😁

Pogonip

Rightte. Whatte Hale saide.

Pogonip

I think Farnsworth is taking up more than his allotted share of floor-tile squares. 😠

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I think Farnsworth is taking up more than his allotted share of floor-tile squares.

Say again all after hello ? Are you channeling Hal ?

Pogonip

Move over!

Daniel Ream

Playing poker with a tarot deck

You could just play tarocchi, which is what the decks were originally designed for. It's more like hearts than poker, admittedly.

Adele

Why are the other colours proper nouns, but white is lower case?? Am I not a proper noun - like "White"?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Move over!

Me ? You are the one carting the damn crew served diesel powered toaster with you.

Pogonip

It is not a diesel. Diesel is old school. This is Advanced Toaster Technology, powered by unobtanium.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

It is not a diesel.

Sure as if you didn't have this sitting next to you you shooting bread like a Katyusha launcher on steroids.

WTP

I know that ain’t no toaster but something inside me really, reeaaallly wants it to be a siren.

Hal

You could just play tarocchi, which is what the decks were originally designed for. It's more like hearts than poker, admittedly.

Correct. The idea with majors poker is to do poker, but mix in a tarot deck instead of a regular deck.

Pogonip

The prototype fired pickled “eggs,” a thousand “eggs” a minute.

It was horrible. “I am become pickled ‘egg,” said David, “the destroyer of worlds. No refunds. Credit note only.”

Hopp Singg

It's a Soviet coffee maker, right, Farnsworth?

Pogonip

Every time I look at Farnsworth’s artistic depiction of Advanced Toaster Technology
i start giggling madly. 🤪

Of course David will never leave us alone again after this.

Richard Cranium
Say again all after hello ?
Me ? You are the one carting the damn crew served diesel powered toaster with you.

The terminology is a bit of a tell, Mr. Farnsworth.

I hope that you don't tell me that I am [..] coming in broken and stupid.

Chester Draws

I think the answer to your question Adele is, no.

Sometimes the pettiness does descend so far that to destroy White privilege we are denied caps. Whatever. "White" covers such a large -- and shifting -- area that it has no solid meaning anyway.

I once had a man say that he refused to wear a tie because he was an eighth Maori, so it ran against his mana to do so. I was so close to asking him why the other seven-eighths of his heritage was unimportant that I literally bit my tongue.

Chester Draws

<\i> Ooops.

Chester Draws

my phone auto corrects my slashes, I am just discovering.

Fred the Fourth

Ches my man, you in a heap a trouble, boy.

David

Ches my man, you in a heap a trouble, boy.

You see how I just jumped in there, though, and fixed it? Like a ninja.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I hope that you don't tell me that I am [..] coming in broken and stupid.

Negative, you are lima charlie, but not a squid, so not a Mister, thank you very much...

Governor Squid

Wait, what?

Hal

I once had a man say that he refused to wear a tie because he was an eighth Maori, so it ran against his mana to do so. I was so close to asking him why the other seven-eighths of his heritage was unimportant . . .

Clearly the other seven eighths simply had better taste than to wear a tie . . .

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

For Amazon US use this link .

Your filthy consumerism supports this blog.

Blogroll