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March 20, 2015

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R. Sherman

I suppose we should list the possibility of an "explosive colonoscopy" as a "First World Problem." Though, in truth, I could have used that information this morning while trying to explain to my doctor why I'd been avoiding scheduling such a procedure. When I go in two weeks, I'll be sure to put a sign on my bum which says, "No Smoking."

dw

Love the Bach-Jackson 5 mash-up. :-D

rjmadden

Sociology and farting, together at last.

I'm so glad sociologists are spending their time (and our money) on really important work.

David

I’m so glad sociologists are spending their time (and our money) on really important work.

But they’re addressing “social concerns” and “everyday social problems,” specifically, “the emotional components involved in bodily mishaps” and “the privileging of male status.” It has intersections and everything.

Glenfilthie

I just wanted to go on record and complain in writing to the management about all the crap going on at this site.

MikeG81

http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/grownups-pay-big-bucks-attend-nyc-adult-preschool/story?id=29701836

I'd like to get off the world now.

sk60

The erotic aspects of Tetris had previously been overlooked.

It's $3.01. I'm tempted...

David

I just wanted to go on record and complain in writing to the management about all the crap going on at this site.

No refunds. Credit note only.

The Lurker on the Threshold

I seem to recall that the Kruszelnicki study included the term "blast radius" as well.

David

included the term “blast radius”

This place is a nourishing educational resource. I ought to get some kind of grant.

The Lurker on the Threshold

Speaking of education.

herbert deutsch

There is a good reason why women do not fart as much as men. They are unable to build up the required pressure because they don't stop talking

Hal

According to recent news, you too can donate to the creation of . . . . insert lots of polysyllabic phrases . . . art.

“If you own or plan to purchase a 18k gold apple watch, you are rich and evil. We are offering you one way out: donate to us. After all, why on earth you need a watch,” the artist wrote online.

Actually, for Apple products, my favorite example of stupidity, or, There's a hipster born every minute, was the expensive red dot.

Theophrastus

Btw, Rod Liddle is on form in The Spectator. I particularly liked his description of The Guardian as "the national landfill site for educationally challenged, whiney liberal anguish".

http://www.spectator.co.uk/columnists/rod-liddle/9473522/i-should-feel-sorry-for-tim-lott-i-dont/

The original Mr. X

Guys, guys, you really need to get a load of this:

"We live in a male-supremacist society. Under it, women are sexually colonized, are treated as sexual and reproductive chattel. Under it, women are subjected to a female sexual slavery that is at the core of patriarchy’s heart of darkness. Under it, women are subjected to epidemic level of male violence, male sexual violence and abuse. It is a rape culture. It is a woman-hating culture."

Of course, it's not all that unusual for Gender Studies students to spout such nonsense. As a matter of fact, though, the above is taken from a PhD thesis in... accounting. Yes, seriously:

http://theothermccain.com/2015/03/20/from-a-ph-d-dissertation/

ACTOldFart

"We live in a male-supremacist society. Under it, women are sexually colonized, are treated as sexual and reproductive chattel. Under it, women are subjected to a female sexual slavery that is at the core of patriarchy’s heart of darkness. Under it, women are subjected to epidemic level of male violence, male sexual violence and abuse. It is a rape culture. It is a woman-hating culture."

An almost perfect description of ISIS?

dicentrara

The theater (in the round) where they filmed that Bach/Jackson 5 video is really amazing. The entire stage, from the basement to the rafters, is totally souped up.

They can make whole the stage rotate or just an outer ring, customizable hydraulics permit them to raise or lower any sized section of the stage they want.

For Treasure Island, the set was a ship surrounded by real water, with a 12-foot pool on one side that actors dove into but didn't surface where we could see them.

Yeah, I saw it. Had season tickets for two years.

mojo

I'll be sure to put a sign on my bum which says, "No Smoking."

Or "Danger, Methane Release Point"

Dom

"Some people are sexually aroused by farts". I know what you're all thinking, and no, I'm not one of those people.

David

As I was saying, educational.

Nikw211

If it’s any comfort, this week’s ephemera ... has fart jokes and everything.

Perhaps comfort is not exactly the right word, but "When Kindle covers go wrong" was certainly a marvel to behold.

Now then, apparently unaware that this is an already well-worn and shop soiled grievance, Starbucks' silly habit of writing patron's names on all their cups 'triggers' yet more feelings of alienation in those who believe themselves not to be blessed by systemic privilege.

David

feelings of alienation in those who believe themselves not to be blessed by systemic privilege.

It’s been my experience that the people who witter about “privilege” are, practically by definition, more “privileged” than anyone I actually know or am likely to meet. Still, it’s good to see exactly how much utter twatishness can be squeezed into one article.

Meanwhile, at the Daily Mash

David

And speaking of colossal narcissists, there’s this fine example.

Mr Colvin’s extended two finger gesture to the people who paid his salary - and the former co-workers who presumably had to do the work that he was too grand to do - is worth reading in full.

james

Some people are sexually aroused by farts

With that knowledge, can anyone advise if LGBTQIA remains sufficiently inclusive and all-encompassing?

Hal

With that knowledge, can anyone advise if LGBTQIA remains sufficiently inclusive and all-encompassing?

Several years back even was the first time I heard the prediction that in enough time the actual acronym will simply be the remaining few letters not in use . . . .

Crazed Weevil

Just wait until they get around to arguing on the order of the letters.

Captain Nemo

I must confess that when I first heard of LGBT as a teenager, I actually thought it was a sandwich.

Captain Nemo

Oh, and that cable map is just beautiful.

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