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June 26, 2015

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Dave M

Technically just made my 100th post at Rebuttals from Martin Bashir, but that's counting some stuff in drafts that I haven't actually posted yet.

Hal

A bunk bed for dogs.

Of course that will only be permitted if there is a most improper absence of cats . . . !

dicentra

Hippies vs. Sioux in battle of cultural appropriation.

The Rainbow Family is known to congregate in a mountain valley east of Provo, Utah. They are NOT popular visitors, given their sudden numbers and tendency to harbor less-than-stellar citizens.

On [Heber] city's website, residents were warned that while most Rainbow Family campers are law-abiding, others have been known at past gatherings to aggressively panhandle at businesses, deliberately damage groceries in order to later retrieve them from the trash, and rack up unpaid medical bills. Complaints about public nudity and public urination also were common.

[Leilani] Novak-Garcia, who goes by the nickname of "Hitler," allegedly was continually honking the horn on her car about 1 a.m. Monday near the Rainbow Family campsite, about 15 miles east of Heber. A 45-year-old Salt Lake City man asked her to stop; she refused, according to charges.

Frustrated, the man apparently unlatched the hood of her car and was attempting to remove fuses in order to silence the horn. Novak-Garcia allegedly attacked, stabbing him multiple times in his head and shoulder.

So, yeah. Occupy Wall Street with fewer hipsters.

David

So, yeah. Occupy Wall Street with fewer hipsters.

Blimey. Trans-racial pretension, unwashed hippie tree huggers, violent non-violence, the United Urban Warrior Society… This story’s got everything.

sH2

Attempting flight.

I'll take a dozen.

Anna

Japanese fruit cutting championships.

David

Technically just made my 100th post at Rebuttals from Martin Bashir,

Dave M,

If you want to keep on excitedly linking to your own blog every week, perhaps you’d do us the courtesy of linking to something specific and relevant, at least tangentially, rather than just the front page. Over and over again.

This is the only time I’ll ask.

sk60

Tooth, claw and torpedoes.

I love a good nature documentary.

David

Some highlights from the Times obituary for Patrick Macnee.

His mother, Dorothea, who had aristocratic connections, was 22 years younger than her husband and left him when Patrick was eight for her lesbian lover, Evelyn Spottswood, an heir to the Dewar’s whisky family. Men were banned from the house and Patrick’s mother and new partner did their best to expunge any whiff of masculinity by trying to coax him into wearing dresses. The horrified young boy mollified them by wearing only kilts until the age of 11. Uncle Evelyn, as he was instructed to call her, helped pay his fees for Eton. There he expended most of his energy on setting up as a pornography salesman and bookmaker, using tips from his father. “I had £200 in the kitty when they caught me.” He was expelled.

Ah, simpler times.

Joan

Re Patrick Macnee (and Honor Blackman):

https://youtu.be/bxKBnS8GKSM

David

Re Patrick Macnee (and Honor Blackman)

I’m pretty sure I used to own a 12” single of that, twinned with Laurie Johnson’s rather jaunty Avengers theme.

Ten

perhaps you’d do us the courtesy of linking to something specific and relevant, at least tangentially, rather than just the front page. Over and over again.

Given the general impenetrability of the place, not a bad idea, host...

David

not a bad idea, host...

I’m generally happy for people to link to their own blogs where relevant, but it does get a little wearing if a commenter’s sole contribution is to say, every week, “I HAVE A BLOG TOO! LOOK AT MY BLOG! LOOK AT MY BLOG AGAIN!”

mojo

The cat must've been interesting to explain as a cause for an emergency return.

wtp

Not to be a wet blanket and I'm guessing I'm not the only one who remembers, but that vertical turntable (first link) thing is nothing all that radical or new. Had them back in the late 70's/early 80's. The horrors(!), this implementation lacks a linear tracking arm. Why...all that pressure exerted on the outside of the groove, what damage it does!

wtp

Oh, yeah...an no dust cover. I mean, WTF? Kids today...it's all about the image...

Simen Thoresen

If you want to keep on excitedly linking to your own blog every week...

But he does get the first comment, right?

I'll take a dozen.

sH2, the lady in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mlwzf_bqVI makes a few good points on why just one might be too many. I guess most of her arguments could also be made about toddlers.

Oh, and for entertainment, the Indian Eminem; Chicken Fried Rice - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR1wWHWSK48

Hugs all around,
-S

Ten

this implementation lacks a linear tracking arm. Why...all that pressure exerted on the outside of the groove, what damage it does!

Most likely it still has anti-skating, which is what balances forces. Linear tracking is different, and can be made to work quite well, but mechanical precision and resonance control and its mitigation are what really count. To wit.

Which leads us to the model with the speakers in its base. It'll hum its own tune.

So it'll need a patent.

dicentra

The cat must've been interesting to explain as a cause for an emergency return.

The cat belongs there.

"Pour info le chat va très bien, il continue avec application son rôle de mascotte du club"

They knew le chat was there because she does this all the time, looks like.

neal

So, a car can be defused, and be quiet. Except for all that yelling and screaming and stabbing.

Cattleprods probably better. Multitasking. Gaia can rest.

And yes, I am sure she has lots of cats.

we_smell_sausage

“The Americans are welcome to their flying monkeys,” [a leading Soviet scientist] supposedly said, “we’re more partial to dogs.”

http://blog.nuclearsecrecy.com/2015/06/26/dogs-in-space/

Rich Rostrom

The typical '40s-'60s jukebox had a vertical turntable. It would have been much harder to rotate the disc before and after playing.

I worked for a guy who had one as his record player. He told me it had better playback than a horizontal table.

David

Linear tracking is different, and can be made to work quite well,

I haven’t owned a turntable in 20 years. And yet in a closet somewhere I‘ve a large box of 12” singles. I don’t think I thought it through.

David

The cat must’ve been interesting to explain as a cause for an emergency return.

Apparently, the stowaway cat is the club’s mascot and despite the drama she’s doing fine. Manly brute that I am, I did, though, spend two minutes muttering, “Don’t fall off, don’t fall off, don’t fall off.”

Still, it was almost worth it just for the pilot’s “Oh bugger” face.

Quint&Jessel, Sea of Azof, Bly, UK

The cat did that intentionally. It was studying how the pilot operates the plane. For its next trick, it will watch and rewatch, "North by Northwest," although that will be about how to stop Kanye and Kim from replicating a third time.

Quint&Jessel, Sea of Azof, Bly, UK

"The Rainbow Family" no doubt possesses a stench that would re-deaden all who died at Little Big Horn.

Doubting Rich

"To lift a big helicopter you need a bigger helicopter."

In this case yes, but not always. An AS350 B3 can lift an AS350. Never seen it myself, but apparently it can be done.

dicentra

Because it's easier to destroy someone for an offensive remark when you make up the remarks yourself.

By the time his plane touched down back in England he was a ruined man because of some tweets made by a woman who was in attendance. She claimed he made a series of sexist remarks which stunned the audience into awkward silence. Her band of comrades and social justice warriors took her word as gospel and retweeted and retweeted until the man was forced to step down from his institutional positions by the academics who had no problem with the man a day before.

That’s the power leftist loons currently wield.

Hunt was screaming in space, where no one could hear him, that the allegations against him were false.

A report by an EU official who also attended the speech, tells a different tale:
The report began by confirming that Sir Tim had joked about falling in love with women in laboratories and ‘making them cry’.
However, it said he’d prefaced those comments with an ironic introduction, joking that they would illustrate what a ‘chauvinist monster’ he was.
The report then revealed the existence of an entire second half of the controversial toast.

In it, Sir Tim was said to have told his audience that his remark about ‘making them cry’ was, indeed, an ironic joke.

He purportedly said, ‘now seriously . . .’ before going on to speak enthusiastically about the ‘important role’ women scientists play. He ended by joking that his largely female audience should pursue their trade, ‘despite monsters like me’.

The report’s author added: ‘I didn’t notice any uncomfortable silence or any awkwardness in the room as reported on social and then mainstream media,’ going on to describe the speech as ‘warm and funny’.

Turns out his accuser, Connie St. Louis, is a habitual liar.
Here, on a page outlining her CV, she is described as follows:

‘Connie St Louis . . . is an award-winning freelance broadcaster, journalist, writer and scientist.

‘She presents and produces a range of programmes for BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service . . . She writes for numerous outlets, including The Independent, Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, BBC On Air magazine and BBC Online.’

Except not exactly. This DailyMail link provides the full story.

David

Turns out his accuser, Connie St. Louis, is a habitual liar.

And now, happily, her uppance cometh.

David

Right, I’m off for a big family food do. Play nicely.

Spiny Norman

Are you taking the key to the liquor cabinet?

TomJ

"To lift a big helicopter you need a bigger helicopter."

In this case yes, but not always.

And one wocca can carry another one.

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