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May 29, 2015

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R. Sherman

NB the cluster of meteorite impacts near Roswell, NM.

Dave M

Karnak: I will now read the next envelope!
Ed McMahon: (Stepping on Johnny's next line) HE WILL NOW READ THE NEXT ENVELOPE!
Karnak: (Glowering)... May your hands be impregnated in the next world!

Anyway, I got your ephemera right here, buddy.

sk60

“Because love is forever!”

Bet someone will though.

Joan

And finally, fiercely, drag queen Storm versus drag queen Dark Phoenix.

He's way better than Halle Berry.

David

Via PootBlog, I bring you... this.

Tim Newman

On the subject of cruise ships. I used to sit beside a naval architect, who told me two things:

1. If you want to compare their sizes, count the lifeboats.
2. One of the hardest things to locate is the nightclub, because of the noise. So on the modern ships, that weird saucer-shaped thing perched right on top of everything is the nightclub.

He also told me that the takings from the casino pays for the vessel in short order, but I don't know how true that is. What I do know is these things are being built bigger and bigger, and there appears to be no drying up of orders.

Sam

How to prolong battery life.

That's something else I didn't know.

Ted S., Catskill Mtns., NY, USA

From Harvard Business School: How Crowds and Experts Kickstart the Arts

The money quote:

“Most of the disagreements were on projects that the crowd liked but that the judges would potentially have given less money to or not have funded at all”
Ted S., Catskill Mtns., NY, USA

Classic sentences from the Guardian Summertime livin' is easy for rich

When rich people aren’t fleeing town, they get to enjoy the best their cities have to offer – unlike the rest of us. When they do go outside, they can walk around in expensive organic fabrics rather than the kind of sweltering polyester which can drive someone as crazy as Divine in the heat.
Ten

The unbridled brilliance of envious materialism.

Or as it's known, feminism.

David

Most of the disagreements were on projects that the crowd liked but that the judges would potentially have given less money to or not have funded at all.

Imagine my surprise.

sweltering polyester

Christ almighty. The pious Mr Thrasher opens with this: “I resent rich people in general, but I hate them especially during the summer.” Pretension aside, I can’t help thinking that cultivating a worldview in which irrational resentment is presented as a virtue, something to display, must take its toll on a person’s mental wellbeing.

Jonathan

Because love is forever!

Or: how to put your primary school - age children to work

Quint&Jessel, Sea of Azof, Bly, UK

What, is it illegal for the poor to wear seersucker?

Hal

. . . the Guardian Summertime livin' is easy for rich

Errrr . . . at least from the descriptions, and definitely that picture, the rich, or the frantically middle class---aka merely other hipsters?

A few years back in San Francisco, there was an enraged howl from someone who had deliberately parked a more glitzy than not car in a somewhat so-so neighborhood, just in time for a "protest march" to come along, complete with "anarchists", who immediately targeted the car and did some variety of damage . . . Or as I and several other readers noted; Oh, so a hipster is pissed off about encountering other hipsters.

Min

David, a 't-shirt of note'... https://twitter.com/RobProvince/status/604330223266451457

David

Heh. Works for me.

ac1

But Crowds are the "experts" at art.
i.e. you cannot be expert judge of subjective value.
of course failed "artists" resent this as they understand (yet cloud with obfuscation) the masses rejection of their work and their assignment of a low productivity to the failed artists time.
Which is where the artistic narcissist comes in and demands that the public are somehow "wrong" and should be extorted from for selfish benefit.

Henry

Dad interventions

It's all true! I hate to boast, of course (cough), but I've done numbers 1, 3 and 6 on that list in the last fortnight

Evolution made men do all that sport so we could catch babies. Fact(oid).

R. Sherman

@Henry

Alas, my evolutionary tree prevented me from catching small children pre-mishap. Rather it prepared me to keep a death grip on my beer and then say, post tumble, "Rub some dirt on it . . . and don't tell your mother how this happened."

Hal

but I've done numbers 1, 3 and 6 on that list in the last fortnight

Number six . . . the one where, as far as I can tell, he doesn't just scoop up a kid, but fires her over the horizon?

David

In other news, Mark Littlewood reminds Laurie Penny that on May 7th the electorate didn’t seem overly keen on Laurie’s far-left Occupier “full communism” politics, resulting in the election of a Conservative government. Laurie regards this electoral detail as a “cheap debate point.

The Lurker on the Threshold

Because love is forever!

Now if only they could get these as 3D tattoos.

Darleen

Belly paint

How could you forget the TRIGGER WARNING on that one? Why do you hate women?

David

How could you forget the TRIGGER WARNING on that one?

It’s best to take my evil intent as a given.

mojo

Only the poor wear white after Labor day, m'dear.

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