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February 23, 2018

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dcardno

“The highest standards of scholarly peer review.”

I can't tell you how pleased I am that my taxes are paying Doctor Springer's salary.

WTP

Underwater hiking trail? Underwater hiking...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfKW8a8t2i0&feature=share

~threeshaun

I thought it was underwear hiking. Whole different concept.

Bloke In A Shed

Liquor store parking and old bloke with a phone are my favorites this week.

TimT

It does seem a bit hard to believe, though, that a scholarly journal called ACME is not a parody....

Hal

It does seem a bit hard to believe, though, that a scholarly journal called ACME is not a parody....

Official Meeting Facilities Guide

JuliaM

That CPR story revives my faith in humanity.

Joan

Dinosaur, a short film by Nathan, aged four,

It was gorier than expected. :-)

[+]

The squirrel looks bigger than 5ft. #factcheck

David

The squirrel looks bigger than 5ft. #factcheck

But even at two metres-plus, they’re still quite adorable. Until they start pounding on the roof or tipping over your car.

Fen Tiger

they’re still quite adorable

Rats with good PR...

R. Sherman

It was gorier than expected. :-)

It has everything a good movie needs: a beginning, a middle and an end.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

“Who would have known playing God could have such terrible consequences?”

Create, destroy, and interact on a scale you've never before imagined.

For only $24.99, who knew the power of God was so cheap ? #cooltimewaster

David

For only $24.99,

The potential for disaster is quite impressive. “Oh-kay. That… exploded.”

Farnsworth M Muldoon

What would we do without "veteran journalists" ?

Rev. Spooner

I'm not convinced that kid's name is really Nathan. I think it's Bawwy Kwipke.

Adam

Poached pooches. Dogs are like the celebrated English Eccentrics of old. Each one may have its unique behavioral oddity.

Our Malti likes to be cocooned in a towel - wrapped tight from head to toes - when she gets wet. Our Lab catches toads and carries them around live in his mouth.

R. Sherman

Why we should encourage our children to pursue a STEM education. (H/T Ace of Spades HQ sidebar)

Clam
"On Tuesday afternoon, Allen Parish Sheriff's Office deputies investigated an allegation of terrorist threats at Oberlin High School, according to the department's Facebook page. The investigation revealed that a student was completing a math problem and drew the sign for square root. Deputies say another student made a comment that the symbol looked like a gun and several other students made similar comments"

http://www.katc.com/story/37560947/student-investigated-after-allegedly-saying-a-math-symbol-looked-like-a-gun

PiperPaul

"symbol looked like a gun"

I think it would have been the death penalty if that kid had also eaten his Pop-Tart into the shape of a pistol.

You just can't be too careful these days, you know, and the square root symbol could be considered a weapon of math destruction.

Where's my coat?

David

Where’s my coat?

The Joke Police confiscated it and then set it on fire.

SumDumGuy
Video title of note

Holy crap!

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I think it would have been the death penalty if that kid had also eaten his Pop-Tart into the shape of a pistol.

Sure a Pop Tart gun is bad, but not as bad as a chicken finger pistol, particularly when it is brandished. The kid was reportedly a good egg till he went to school and was cooped up all day and that scrambled his tiny mind.

Governor Squid

As someone who does a fair amount of work with the Mayo Clinic, I thought this story sounded familiar. Sure enough, it's a re-print of an event that happened in 2011.

I'm not sure why SunnySkyz is pretending that this is news today, but I'll concede that even with this lapse, they're better than most media outlets, in that this is an event that actually happened.

SteveGW

"symbol looked like a gun"

That's amusing at first: but note that they did do an investigation, and they did search the student's house (how can that possibly not be an 'unreasonable search') and they have turned it over to the School Board to determine the appropriate disciplinary action for the student's "extremely poor judgement."

This is a kind of institutional madness. I will not be astonished if one of these days a parent of a child who is being persecuted like this goes berserk with a machete on the School Board; which, of course, will only confirm the institution in its determination to utterly regiment all aspects of life for those within its power.

Darleen

the square root symbol could be considered a weapon of math destruction

SOOOO stolen.

David

SOOOO stolen.

Don’t encourage him.

PiperPaul

Yeah, but now my coat's gone so I can't leave.

David

[ Summons henchlesbians, who drag PiperPaul’s table nearer to the gents’ toilet. ]

Squires

which, of course, will only confirm the institution in its determination

Where would Nurse Ratched be, if she couldn't keep her wards crazy?

Jonathan

IMO, all Dogs should have their own musical accompaniment .

David

This is one of these.

Jon Powers

Regarding the chicken finger pistol - I'm sure the teacher's involved were only concerned in preventing any sort of fowl play. Of course, perhaps the child was only feeling peckish. Peckish! Don't want the kid getting too cocky either. Perhaps he only brandished the chicken fingers because the other children were egging him on. Anyway, hopefully the action taken by teachers didn't ruffle any feathers.

PiperPaul

Jon, be careful, that men's door swings open without notice and very fast.

Jon Powers

Anyone seen my coat?

jabrwok

This

That water is suspiciously clean...

David

[ Henchlesbians grab Jon’s table and drag it into the gents’ toilet. ]

While you’re in there, make yourself useful.

Ten

This is one of these.

And the award for Most Preposterous Male goes to...

WTP

[ Summons henchlesbians, who drag PiperPaul’s table nearer to the gents’ toilet. ]

Jon, be careful, that men's door swings open without notice and very fast.

[ Henchlesbians grab Jon’s table and drag it into the gents’ toilet. ]

Like it ain't crowded enough in this corner already. Did I mention the wifi over here sucks as well?

David

You know, for kids.

Only $19.99.

Jon Powers

Well, I for one like it in here. The acoustics are fantastic.

David

Speaking of kids.

Tim Newman

Ha, I knew you’d post the gif of the kid with the dove.

Governor Squid

That's amusing at first: but note that they did do an investigation, and they did search the student's house...and they have turned it over to the School Board...

Given the sloppy use of the subject "the student" used in that article, I'm still not clear about whose house was searched. Was it the kid accused of doing math, or the kid who tried to get him in trouble? Because if it's the tattletale whose life is being turned inside out, my outrage level goes way, way down.

Though I suppose that would be too much to ask from the Powers That Be.

TomJ

So when you have a square root symbol and negative comments you end up with an imaginary gun?

Daniel Ream

And finally, Dinosaur, a short film by Nathan, aged four

Still significantly better than anything Nelvana has produced in decades.

Darleen

Black female student at NYU is embarrassed about being black ... has black cooks fired.

Fred the Fourth

re the square-root search warrant, elsewhere (Althouse?) I read that the student A drew a radical, B remarked (approximately) "that looks like a gun. we better get going on this math before I shoot you with a gun", that was overheard by C and D, rumor spread, and a search warrant was issued for B's home and it was searched.

You know, I had guns around when I was a young kid in the 60s, both family and friends. Can't recall anyone ever making a "joke" remark like that. I think my (Marine officer) dad would have smacked me if I had.

Hal

IMO, all . . .

. . . should have their own musical accompaniment.

---the opening of the original trailer is even funnier . . . .

David

Ha, I knew you’d post the gif of the kid with the dove.

In a few years, I’ll be hiring her as a bouncer.

Jonathan

A painful lesson in biology.

Jonathan

This Town ain't big enough for the both of Us

Jonathan

We're reaching levels of wokeness previously thought impossible:
Stonewall withdraws from Pride in London over 'lack of diversity'

David

It’s almost as if the wheels are coming off the clown car.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Stonewall withdraws from Pride in London over 'lack of diversity'...

The charity said it would instead extend support to UK Black Pride, an event for LGBT minority ethnic people that also takes place every year in the capital.

I see, ignoring the fact that there is no reason given why people of color (but not colored people) didn't show up at the regular festival in scientifically calculated proportions to the population in general sufficient to appease the racial bean counters, we'll support "diversity" by excluding cracker ass honkey mofos at a different festival.

Makes sense to me.

Trevor

Ha, I knew you’d post the gif of the kid with the dove.

You say dove. That kid thinks protein. I've seen that look before.

jabrwok

re: Stonewall. Perhaps they should engage in more outreach to the British Islamic community, because Diversity!

Though if they do so I'd advise our host to avoid the festivities (assuming he doesn't already).

Sam Duncan

Librarians discover new subatomic hate particle. Or something.

This is insanity, isn't it? Literal insanity.

Darleen

These are the people who posture as our intellectual and moral betters.

I'm going to have a permanent bruise on my forehead from head-desk reactions to all the [fill in scatological terms of choice] publicly displayed lately.

PiperPaul

Yes, you see, the difference in the bullet velocity causes the handgun rounds to cancel out. It's simple math, you science denier...

AR: 3251 FPS
Pistol: 1200 FPS
_________________

3252 - 1200 = 2152, carry the ∏, square root of √^∞.

∴ AR bullet is still travelling at 2152 FPS while pistol bullet has stopped. QED.

Darleen

WHAT!! Is that a SQUARE ROOT GUN SYMBOL I SEE THERE!!

someone fetch the fainting couch ...

David

This is insanity, isn’t it?

It does rather suggest that there isn’t nearly enough filing and dusting being done.

David

You say dove. That kid thinks protein.

PiperPaul

Birdy num num!

Killer Marmot

It seems to me that a problem with converting the sun into a binary star system is that the narrator also introduced some momentum to the system that wasn't there before. Thus the tendency of the binary star system to wander away from the planets, making Winnipeg even more uninhabitable than it is now.

What would happen, however, if the narrator introduced a sun companion such that the two stars together had zero momentum relative to the planets? That might keep things stable -- for a while.

R. Sherman

@Killer Marmot

I think you're right. There's another simulation without all the cool graphics where you start with the star/stars and build outward. (It may have been one of David's links, now that I think about it.) The "wobble" in the system is based on the planets already being there. Start with the stars and wobble decreases and becomes manageable.

Unless I'm full of of shit.*

*I know. Per Instapundit, embrace the power of "and."

R. Sherman

Found it.

Black Ball

'In spite of all the above and me admittedly enjoying it at the time, I don't recommend sleeping with your boss for obvious reasons. When things were good they were really good. When things were bad they became really bad. The whole affair was over within two months.'

From the pages of MamaMia, not unlike flicking through the stories section of Penthouse magazine I guess.

http://www.msn.com/en-au/lifestyle/familyandrelationships/at-18-i-had-an-affair-with-my-boss-i-truly-believed-i-could-have-any-man-i-wanted/ar-BBJxjc4?ocid=ientp

David

Black female student at NYU is embarrassed about being black ... has black cooks fired.

Thanks, Darleen. A short post seemed in order.

Jonathan

She knew that, one day, her daughter would protect her:

http://twitter.com/MeninistTweet/status/967441076461166592

Spiny Norman

Jonathan,

That motherly instinct told her that her weave being dry is more important than the child.

Oh, you'd better believe that. She will "knock yo ass down" if you try to argue with her about it.

Hal

There are priorities . . .

Ten

What would happen, however, if the narrator introduced a sun companion such that the two stars together had zero momentum relative to the planets? That might keep things stable -- for a while.

If things continue as they seem to be of late, it will turn out that the system isn't nearly as stable as thought; i.e., gravity isn't the thing. "Dark matter" looks to have suffered a fatal blow too, it seems, (the upside of which is that some sanity returns to cosmology).

Hal

"Dark matter" looks to have suffered a fatal blow too, it seems, (the upside of which is that some sanity returns to cosmology).

Oh! When did that happen? Details for Googlemancy?

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