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May 27, 2016

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Hal

Can you tell what it is yet?

Oh, very nicely done.

Hal

Low pass, Budapest.

Barrel roll, Seattle.

Colours

Not sure if you've seen this, but, these people are crazy, sorry, of limited logical intelligence.
http://www.businessinsider.com/unh-bias-free-language-guide-2015-8#ooid=cxdTlvdjoHb5JFGbBlsv0vC2TvI7V0ej

Greg Allan

THIS is performance art. Somebody please give this young man a grant.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3609779/What-spectacle-Student-glasses-floor-pretended-art-people-immediately-started-cooing-taking-pictures.html

dicentra

The transliteration of R2-D2's lines in the scrollable Star Wars is execrable.

And yet it's still the most wondrous web page ever created.

::wipes a tear::

WTP

Re Colours, "replace healthy with non-disabled". JHTDCIACB. You truly gotta go to college to be that f'n stooooopid. What's next? Replace non-disabled with double-plus-abled-twice-minused?

JuliaM

"Cooking with dog. (h/t, Elephants Gerald)"

Attracting Korean readership, eh?

*watches vid*

Oh.

David

Morning all.

In academic news, this is one of these.

David

Oh, and “Everything Wrong With Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.”

David

And at the University of California, Santa Barbara… it seems that Milo has arrived.

John D

it seems that Milo has arrived.

Don't always agree with him but damn, the man has style. :-D

David

Don’t always agree with him but damn, the man has style. :-D

That’s the glory of it. You don’t have to agree with the man to register what it is his presence brings to light on almost every campus he visits. A dumb and malevolent, and quite vicious, pantomime of piety. To borrow a phrase, you could think of him as a dentist’s plaque discloser. To borrow again, from I, Claudius, “Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.”

Joan

Cooking with dog.

Now I'm hungry.

it seems that Milo has arrived.

*applauds*

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Speaking of Milo, regarding his recent episode at DePaul, Milo protesters = troops hitting the beaches at Normandy.

Meanwhile an assistant professor at the same institution fails to grasp the fundamental concepts:

If one comes to a college to say something that has no intellectual worth can interrupting them be a violation of their right to speak?

So by this logic, I guess it is OK to interrupt the entire grievance studies departments.

David

If one comes to a college to say something that has no intellectual worth can interrupting them be a violation of their right to speak?

The idea of Grievance Studies lecturers as the arbiters of intellectual worth is so perverse it’s funny.

Anon

Just when you thought that we'd reached peak Guardian:

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/may/25/secret-life-of-the-human-pups-the-men-who-live-as-dogs

Is the first sentence the truest thing they've ever printed?

Trevor

...you could think of him as a dentist’s plaque discloser

That's a rather flattering comparison for Milo's opponents. You must be in a good mood.

David

You must be in a good mood.

I generally am. Can’t you tell?

[ Beams reassuringly. ]

WTP

Re human pups...I found this comment precious:

BongoBern 4h ago

Gotta admit I reacted fairly predictably; you're kidding, right? Thing is, I guess, this kind of thing must have been happening since the beginning and it's only because of social media, tolerance and bravery that it becomes better known now. As others have said no doubt, it's none of my business.

Since the beginning. Bravery. Something else that's been going on since the beginning is a periodic Darwinian chlorination of the gene pool. We need more tolerance for that.

Liz

"The trouble with socialism," Margaret Thatcher once famously intoned, "is that eventually you run out of other people's money." The problem with being a socialist, however, is explaining away the inevitable impoverishment and collapse — and worse — of countries that adopt it.

http://hotair.com/archives/2016/05/27/stump-the-socialist-bernie-would-rather-not-talk-about-venezuela/

David

DePaul Professor Offended By Milo Resigns, Calls Free Speech ‘Delusional’.

As Milo says, “One down.

Hal

http://hotair.com/archives/2016/05/27/stump-the-socialist-bernie-would-rather-not-talk-about-venezuela/

That one is a bit more than just odd. Right there in the interview that's being cited one sees:

LEÓN KRAUZE, UNIVISION: I am sure that you know about this topic: various leftist governments, especially the populists, are in serious trouble in Latin America. The socialist model in Venezuela has the country near collapse. Argentina, also Brazil, how do you explain that failure?

BERNIE SANDERS, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE: You are asking me questions…

LEÓN KRAUZE, UNIVISION: I am sure you’re interested in that.

BERNIE SANDERS, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE: I am very interested, but right now I’m running for President of the United States.

One is rather left with the impression of Morrissey having gone scrabbling for a column just to crank out text.

Ted S., Catskill Mtns., NY, USA

If one comes to a college to say something that has no intellectual worth can interrupting them be a violation of their right to speak?

Ooh, shout down the scat singers!

Or maybe Paul McCartney when he sings "Hello Goodbye".... ;-)

Ted S., Catskill Mtns., NY, USA

Unintentionally funny headline

Nikw211

As Milo says, “One down.”

Literally the first three words in the article are:

    A sociology professor …

It’s all just so drearily predictable that I half-convinced myself that it had to be too good to be true - that the reporter had got it wrong and she was from another Faculty.

But, no - a moment’s work on the Google machine shows that, yes indeed, "Shu-Ju Ada Cheng is an associate professor in sociology”

And if that wasn’t already cliched enough, the courses she teaches/taught on are, inevitably:

    Sociology of Women; Sociology of Sexuality; Sex, Sexuality, and College Students; Sociology of Masculinity and Manhood; and Sociology of Sexual Perversion; Gender and Society; Sex, Sexuality, and Politics; and Men, Masculinity, and Power

You know, I’m really starting to think somebody should send a search party out for that 1 in 44 …

David

Unintentionally funny headline

Heh. Oh dear.

David

You know, I’m really starting to think somebody should send a search party out for that 1 in 44…

When I first started doing this, I’d occasionally receive emails or comments complaining that I must be cherry-picking these frauds and hustlers, and insisting that they must be vanishingly rare aberrations that I’d obviously spent ages trying to search out and had then framed in the worst possible light to make them sound foolish. And yet here we are, almost a decade later, with umpteen examples in the archive, and no sign of running out any time soon.

Fay

Thank you Anon. Finally! The long lost, never before seen, Monty Python scripts!

"Secret Life of the Human Pups is a sympathetic look at the world of pup play, a movement that grew out of the BDSM community and has exploded in the last 15 years as the internet made it easier to reach out to likeminded people. While the pup community is a broad church, human pups tend to be male, gay, have an interest in dressing in leather, wear dog-like hoods, enjoy tactile interactions like stomach rubbing or ear tickling, play with toys, eat out of bowls and are often in a relationship with their human “handlers”.

In the documentary, we see Tom, AKA Spot, take part in the Mr Puppy Europe competition in Antwerp, a mix of beauty pageant, talent show and Crufts; David, AKA Bootbrush, talk to camera in a leather dog mask; two pups walk through London pretending to wee on lampposts to raise awareness of their identity; and lots of men jumping up for “treats”, barking and wagging their mechanical tails."

Darleen

Up is down, black is white, ...

Los Angeles' Mayor Gil Garcetti (aka Mayor YogaPants) explaining why Cal-Trans is diverting $9 million of it's budget from fixing roadways to subsidizing felons -- and why we owe a debt of gratitude to the felons

“When we invest in people we don’t know where things will turn out. But when people have paid their debt to society, our debt of gratitude should be, not just thanking them for serving that time, but allowing them a path back in. They will also have access to services, from life skills training to cognitive behavior therapy. You can’t just give folks a job, you have to give services with the job. This is a transformative opportunity we are offering Angelinos; to be able to redefine themselves through hard work and integrity. The investment by Cal-Trans is almost 9 million dollars. But it is so much more than that number. It is part of a larger movement we are all leading here to lift people up in Los Angeles, restore their dignity, transform communities.”
Transcribed from audio here
Fay

Darleen. No. Just fucking no.

David

and why we owe a debt of gratitude to the felons

Given the likelihood of recidivism, around 60% or higher, depending on the demographic, are law-abiding citizens supposed to gush with appreciation and buckets of cash immediately, or do they get a few weeks to see how things go? And what if they get car-jacked in the meantime? Are they still obliged to be thankful?

David

And speaking of Milo acting as a plaque discloser, here’s some ‘progressive’ student journalism. Apparently, it’s perfectly fine for a journalist to omit and dismiss a person’s pointedly stated reasoning as “beside the point” and as “shoddy logic” without knowing what that reasoning is, or how shoddy it might be.

Nikw211

… emails or comments complaining that I must be cherry-picking these frauds and hustlers, and insisting that they must be vanishingly rare aberrations that I’d obviously spent ages trying to search out and had then framed in the worst possible light …

Such evasions are all too common:

- If you summarise what are sometimes quite complex issues down to a few key points, those points will not be addressed, refuted or even acknowledged, but simply criticised as an overgeneralisation (which is an incredibly silly criticism given that it must be obvious that a summary is a form of generalised statement by definition).

- If on the other hand you cite specific examples, those examples will not be addressed, refuted or even acknowledged, but simply criticised as cherry-picking.

In either of the two previous cases, you will generally be exhorted to ‘educate yourself’ - surely the most idiotic diversionary tactic ever - as inevitably you will be told that what you are criticising is not the ‘real’ Socialism/Feminism/Marxism/Frankfurt School/Bourdieu/Sociology etc., but some fancy of your own imagination. And all this, too, will generally be accompanied by attempts to mock, shame and humiliate you (while once again, not addressing, refuting or even acknowledging the arguments you’ve made).

The content of your points are irrelevant - the only criteria used to evaluate them is whether or not they will lead to “Progress”.

It’s all very dishonest, all very disheartening.

Still, on the bright side they do provide some often much needed light relief. And as you say, there is a plentiful supply with "no sign of running out any time soon."

Jonathan

I see our favourite transracial activist Godfrey Elfwick is back on twitter.

David

In other news, there has been a small mishap in the lab. Please do not panic.

Nikw211

> … here’s some ‘progressive’ student journalism.

I wrote the previous comment before watching the video of Eder Campuzano - he of “the Tweet aggregate” on Milo’s Oregon talk - just incredible: the evasiveness, the absurd gurning, the false - and totally irrelevant - equivalence between a report of Christians in America opposing gay marriage with Muslims in the UK wanting to outlaw homosexuality altogether, added to all of which is the Melissa-‘Hey-I-need-some-muscle-over-here!-Clickishness of the heavy set bearded guy (who looks eerily like Randy Hickey from My Name is Earl) who loiters in what is obviously meant to be an attempt to physically intimidate the interviewer.

It’s all very dishonest, all very disheartening.

David

It’s all very dishonest, all very disheartening.

I think what jars is the juxtaposition of intellectual feebleness and full-on self-satisfaction. But on the upside, thanks to Milo and others, this kind of thing is now being seen quite widely, and in many cases for the first time.

David

Comment seems superfluous.

BackwardsBoy

Cooking with Dog was not at all what I expected.

Evelyn seemed engaged and ready to take over at any moment. Sadly this never occurred, but I did learn how to make Ricecicles.

PiperPaul

"you will generally be exhorted to ‘educate yourself’"

That's why fists were invented.

PiperPaul

"intellectual feebleness and full-on self-satisfaction"

That about sums up most of these people, yes. Brilliant!

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Speaking of intellectual feebleness, he always alluring Miss Penny weighs in on mohammedanism and misogyny.

In case the twitter goes missing as the embarrassingly stupid ones have been seen to do:

@paulwestongblib if you mean 'why haven't I written about why Islam is uniquely misogynistic' - because I don't believe it is.

Perhaps Miss Penny should try her "belief" in the mid-East and/or "no-go" zones in various European cities.

WTP

So...I have this mental problem where in everyday life I overestimate how much my perception of reality overlaps with most people, even most "rational" and "educated" people...so I often feel this need, socially awkward as it often is, to ask what may seem to be rhetorical questions, but ... It is generally understood, is it not, that threats of violence and the intimidation that stems from such, and even actual violence itself cannot be refuted and especially not repelled by the use of logic? Even in the airy-fairy world of make-believe, Spok had to pull the old Volcan grip thing at times.

Dom

Sorry if this has already been posted. The latest from DePaul, just to show how ... useful! ... Milo is

http://www.breitbart.com/milo/2016/05/27/depaul-sociology-professor-angrily-resigns-following-milo-visit/

Farnsworth M. Muldoon

It is generally understood, is it not, that threats of violence and the intimidation that stems from such, and even actual violence itself cannot be refuted and especially not repelled by the use of logic ?

It depends on what the logic is, e.g., as put by General Mattis to Iraqi leaders:

I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you fuck with me, I’ll kill you all.

At the time the Iraqis in his AO saw the logic of that and calmed right down.

WTP

Of course Tammerlain would have lopped off his head right there and sent it back in a box. Gotta know your opponent. Yet still there was the threat of return violence. As some thug is supposed to have once said, you can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word. These thugs threaten violence and intimidation. All they seem to get in response is an argument, and even the arguments, the ones they are most likely to actually hear, are rather appeasing.

David

Just tried to watch the first episode of Top Gear without Clarkson & Co. Hm. I won’t be doing that again.

Farnsworth M. Muldoon

Just tried to watch the first episode of Top Gear without Clarkson & Co.

Soon all will be well.

David

Soon all will be well.

It was quite odd to watch. By largely sticking to the previous format, it was all the more obvious what was missing.

Amazon Prime on hot standby.

Farnsworth M. Muldoon

It was quite odd to watch.

Whatever you do, avoid the US version like the plague, it is a shambolic copy of the UK version; the three dweebs they picked have no personalities, and less chemistry. Only one was a car guy prior to the show, and I doubt the other two have ever so much as changed a tire.

David

It’s just occurred to me that with the passing of Top Gear I no longer watch any real-time TV – I mean, sit down and watch as it’s broadcast.

Johnnydub

David - get shot of your TV licence then. Don't fund the monstrosity that is the BBC. I haven't for five or six years now.

Farnsworth M. Muldoon

Good news everybody ! At least for youse over in Blighty - Angelina Jolie is a gender studies prof at the London School of Economics.

On the one hand, she is no more, or less, for that matter, qualified than the other "professors" of Grievance Studies, on the other, at least there is one that isn't uglier than ten days of mortal sin and has actually earned money.

Darleen

New entry into the Victim Olympics ... well-heeled persons who identify as actors who demand you stop calling them "luvvie" because it's as bad as the n-word.

David

actors who demand you stop calling them “luvvie” because it’s as bad as the n-word.

From the article:

He noted that they [Conti, Emma Thompson and assorted luvvies] attacked plans from Tesco or Sainsbury’s but did not care about setting up ‘roadblocks’ to stop Ocado delivery drivers.

But of course. Also this:

In an open letter to the supermarket chain, Miss Thompson – who lives two miles from the proposed shop – wrote: ‘Wherever Tesco’s goes, the local feeling is destroyed by staff who neither know or care to know the inhabitants.’

Two miles. Her personal territory is impressive.

Darleen

Then there's this, too,

The 69-year-old former Hampstead resident said: ‘If actors are voicing an opinion, in many cases a true opinion, the way to dismiss that is to downgrade them with a diminishing term for a name.

‘It was exactly the same in Vietnam. The American troops used to call the Viet Cong “Charlie”. It’s how you degrade your enemy.

Uh, no.

American military alphabet code: a-alpha b-bravo c-charlie d-delta

Victor Charlie = Viet Cong or "Charlie" for short.


Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Chester Draws

the way to dismiss that is to downgrade them with a diminishing term for a name.

He has no problem retweeting a tweet calling hunters "douchebags" though.

Do as I say, not as I do.

Hal

Live action Pong.

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