David Thompson
Subscribe

Categories

Blog powered by Typepad

« Friday Ephemeraren’t | Main | Zombie Movie »

March 03, 2018

Comments

Pete

They will not engage ideas — they will not even hear ideas... They have been led to believe that exposure to information is in and of itself dangerous.

Perfect leftwing students then.

Atempdog

[T]he protesters are “read-only,” ... They have been led to believe that exposure to information is in and of itself dangerous.

There also seems to be an authoritarian streak at work. How dare you want the facts to make up your own mind when your betters have already decided the issue?

David

Perfect leftwing students then.

Vanity is a powerful drug, not least because it excuses one from testing one’s own assumptions. And so the wokest of woke-lings have zero appetite for discussion or debate, which entail the risk of being proved wrong, perhaps embarrassingly so. Given such risks, the woke-lings’ prefer to silence and denounce while feeling immensely self-satisfied. As unwittingly symbolised by this chap here.

Lou

'When banal observations like “men and women are different heights” . . .'

It may be a banal observation, but guess who is responsible for it

I'll give you one guess.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

...peddlers of this hokum...

Speaking of which, you can now microagress yet another identity group,"mixed-weight" couples.

But when you’re in a mixed-weight relationship, you really get an earful. Below, couples who are different sizes share the most annoying and straight-up rude things people have said to them.

Note the "occupation" of most of these charming duos, something that is telling in of itself.

Meanwhile, as this is from a UK rag, I am hoping this is just someone taking the piss, as I believe y'all say.

Pogonip

The article should have told readers how to pronounce “Mzznaki.” Sloppy writing.

Other than that, it was a nice story. Who can object to true love?

Nikw211

The incoherence of the protesters’ responses and the fact that the walkout was scheduled in advance suggests something darker ... They will not engage ideas — they will not even hear ideas — because their minds are already made up.

Something in that description reminded of a line I came across recently in Lorna Finlayson’s 2016-published Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy: An Introduction to Feminism:

    If I think you’ve got it wrong, I can’t very well afford to be tolerant.

Finlayson is a Lecturer in Philosophy with a PhD from Kings College, Cambridge.

Pogonip

Well, we haven’t heard from Farnsworth yet...😄

Pogonip

Oops, yes we have. Sorry, I was reading on a phone, going up and down, and got mixed up.

Farnsworth’s casting a jaundiced eye on True Love, God’s in his heaven, all’s right with the world!

Is it still snowing like crazy in England?

David

Is it still snowing like crazy in England?

Intermittently. Hereabouts we have four inches or so, enough to fully submerge your shoes. Happily, it’s still at the entertaining ‘new snow’ stage and not sludgy or icy, though I’m sure that will change.

Tim Newman

Let’s be honest, we’re not surprised by this, are we?

https://twitter.com/evawiseman/status/969530407476695040?s=21

David

Let’s be honest, we’re not surprised by this, are we?

It’s been my experience that the more ostentatiously leftist a person is, the more likely it is they’ll be vain, entitled and casually selfish, often in ways that are breath-taking. I can think of one, maybe two, exceptions to this, out of dozens of first-hand encounters.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Farnsworth’s casting a jaundiced eye on True Love...

My metaphorical eye-rolling was over yet another bogus identity group, however, take a gander at their links. You may call it True Love, but as the man said, "I sees 'em as I calls 'em", and I see pathological attention seeking.

Hope Emerson

http://www.unz.com/gnxp/men-are-stronger-than-women-on-average/

To give a concrete example of how far this goes, there are many liberal Left people who won’t even accede to the proposition that men are, on average, stronger in terms of upper body strength than women. A few years ago this came up on social media, where a friend who has a biology background from an elite university, even expressed skepticism at this, when I was trying to get her to be open to behavioral differences between the sexes by starting with something I thought she would at least agree with as reasonable. When I saw the lack of unequivocal acceptance of this point I decided to opt out of the conversation. This was basically face to face with Left Creationism

This is not to say that people are totally in denial. Rather, the standard educated tack by those with progressive tendencies kicks in. There are “problematic” terms which need to be “contextualized,” and “difference” needs to be considered as an expression of socially preferred categories and measurement. After the critical theory verbiage is hurled usually sane people want to run out of the room.

Richard Cranium

I noticed the thin/fat alignment to sex in the examples. (I know that there are fat men/thin woman pairings, but they didn't appear to be able to find one.)

Hector Drummond, Vile Novelist

I see Pomona doesn't even have the guts to respond to questions about the course. So perhaps they should also teach the Physics students some basic biology, to do with sunshine making a good disinfectant.

R. Sherman

One wonders what the actual ratio of productive employees to dead weight is at Google. There's a sense that the vast majority are merely there to check some sort of demographic box and who then spend most of their time sending each other emails for their hourly SJW fixes. So, has Google reached the inevitable end-stage of all monopolistic enterprises, where their primary concern is not the product or the consumer but its own self-aggrandizement?

David

Is it still snowing like crazy in England?

One of the two foxes that pass through the garden has been treated to several chunks of raw chicken, tossed from a respectful distance. He’s now curled up in the snow, on the lawn, licking his genitals.

#MyWinterWildlifeJournal

R. Sherman

“...racial microaggressions” can be “lethal” because they lead to “racial battle fatigue.”

Well, sure, if your the only one flailing about with your sword of racial righteousness and others are refusing to play along. Newsflash: It's not that you've taken the field of battle; it's that people are now avoiding you, because you are a dick.

jabrwok

Jack Sprat, could eat no fat,
His wife could eat no lean.
And so betwixt the two of them,
They licked the platter clean.

Sam Duncan

“Intermittently. Hereabouts we have four inches or so, enough to fully submerge your shoes.”

Hard to tell now because it's beginning to thaw, but we had close to a foot in central Glasgow. I shudder to think what it's like on the outskirts. On the upside, milk supplies have resumed, but there's still no bread to be had. (Overheard in a local supermarket: “They've no' even got tottie scones...” Grim times indeed.)

David

Well, sure, if you’re the only one flailing about with your sword of racial righteousness and others are refusing to play along.

Or, “Being a neurotic, whiny, tedious, self-preoccupied prick may impact your social life.”

Surreptitious Evil

“Note the "occupation" of most of these charming duos, something that is telling in of itself.”

I’d guess that’s just HuffPo being lazy and going to the easy source of crazy narcissists.

David

If anyone has trouble with comments not appearing, email me and I’ll cajole the spam filter.

TomJ
If anyone has trouble with comments not appearing, email me and I’ll cajole the spam filter.

The outlet pipe's probably frozen on it - a few kettles of hot water to thaw it should do the trick.

NB I the degenerate south the snow stopped falling last night and is stealing away like melting snow in a thaw. Though it appears my simile generator is still frozen solid.

David

the snow stopped falling last night and is stealing away like melting snow in a thaw.

Don’t make me share more of this stuff.

I have plenty.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

“...racial microaggressions” can be “lethal” because they lead to “racial battle fatigue.”

What this snapperhead fails to realize is that the only ones fatigued by their racial caterwauling is the other side, their side appears, they way they can't shut their pie holes about this nonsense, appears to fueled by 110 octane amphetamines.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Don’t make me share more of this stuff.

Meh, he is a shameless ripoff.

Pogonip

Sam, is a foot of snow unusual for Glasgow? If so, have they been able to clear the streets?

David, are you also in Scotland?

David

I’m about 250 miles to the south of Glasgow. So no.

Pogonip

Looking at the map, that puts you in the middle of England?

[+]

One of the two foxes that pass through the garden has been treated to several chunks of raw chicken, tossed from a respectful distance. He’s now curled up in the snow, on the lawn, licking his genitals.

*Finishes tasty chicken dinner*
*Looks shifty*

WTP

On the topic of any subject...Curious, what does a bottle of decent vodka cost in the UK? Or is home distillation some new hipster-ish hobby over yonder?

David

what does a bottle of decent vodka cost in the UK?

About £20 or so for a litre, I believe.

[ Added: ]

Hey, that wasn’t a bad guess.

Pogonip

+: Hee hee hee hee hee

Heather rhymes-with-flying (thanks, Heather!) posted her article on Medium. Robert Stacy McCain was recently banned from Medium (again). I wonder if they’ll ban her too?

ComputerLabRat

Don’t make me share more of this stuff.

What in blazes was that?

I'm going to go with Art ... but...

The mind boggles.

fnord

Is anybody gently mocking the Independent with regard to this snow?

And by gently mocking I mean savagely beating a rented mule.

sH2

"Our betters"

https://twitter.com/Roran_Stehl/status/969956421360996352

Sam Duncan

“Sam, is a foot of snow unusual for Glasgow?”

Oh, not even close. At least, not here in the city. That's not to say it doesn't happen - I recall 1986 and 1987 (I think) being quite similar to this, and there was another bad one in the mid-'90s - but an inch or so is more usual. If that. Sometimes we go two or three winters with no snow at all.

“If so, have they been able to clear the streets?”

It has been, as one bloke interviewed for the TV news put it, like a disaster movie. There was barely a shop open on Thursday. People who'd set off before it all started were stranded on the M80 motorway for more than 24 hours, with no information as to if or when any assistance would be forthcoming (frankly, the photos there don't look as bad as it eventually became). The M80 starts literally a mile from the very centre of the city, and runs for about five miles. At no point along its entire length is it more than about 500 yards from civilization. Her Majesty's First Minister in Scotland, whose “government” took over control of trunk roads from local councils some years ago, blamed, as is her wont, anyone but her.

Absolute bloody chaos. Still, as I say, some semblance of normality appears to be returning now.

Turk Turkleton

Food Stall Serves Up A Social Experiment: White Customers Asked To Pay More

Also, the NYT plumbs new depths of dishonesty for a hit piece on Ryan T. Anderson's book on transgenderism.

Tony from Adelaide

In relation to the article about mixed weights. I am 190cm and weigh 145Kilograma my wife is 160cm and weighs 60 kilograms. She seems happy.

Pogonip

2 or 3 winters with no snow at all? And they sort of speak English? Hmmm. What’s the cost of living like? Is Glasgow full of 3rd-world immigrants? How about the surrounding burbs? Can furriners use the NHS?

Pogonip

This white customer would tell him where he could put his social experiment and try to organize a boycott.

Pogonip

I just read the snow article. It looks like any U.S. city during the first big snow of the season. I’d feel quite at home sitting there looking at the panel truck in front of me.

Sonny Wayze

"I know that there are fat men/thin woman pairings, but they didn't appear to be able to find one."

Because the guy in those cases is filthy rich?

WTP

And they sort of speak English?

Yeah...I think you’re still gonna need a babblefish.

Pogonip

I know some fat guys with skinny wives. Until my uncle died, my aunt was one of them.

Pogonip

Hi WTP, can’t remember the name of it but I watched part of a movie set in Scotland. It had subtitles. I needed them.

I wonder if all those expensive Glensomething brands of whisky, like Glenfiddich, are cheaper in their homeland?

Hopp Singg

He’s now curled up in the snow, on the lawn, licking his genitals.

There's a gender identity for that!

I guess.

Hal

can’t remember the name of it but I watched part of a movie set in Scotland. It had subtitles. I needed them.

Root Of Evil

Surreptitious Evil

“I wonder if all those expensive Glensomething brands of whisky, like Glenfiddich, are cheaper in their homeland?”

Yes, than the US. But cheaper still in Europe where the public health Nazis haven’t got the politicians by the balls they don’t otherwise have.

TomJ

The snow has been a boon to creativity, with folk stuck indoors or on non-moving trains being left with nowt else to do but come up with gems like this.

MC

Food Stall Serves Up A Social Experiment: White Customers Asked To Pay More

"...the majority of white folks, nearly 80 percent, decided to pay," says Nigerian chef Tunde Wey.

Hats off to Mr Wey, his success rate must be the highest for any Nigerian scam in history!

In relation to the article about mixed weights. I am 190cm and weigh 145Kilograma my wife is 160cm and weighs 60 kilograms. She seems happy.

Yes, but do you have a youtube channel?

Clam

“This semester, for Physics 101, in addition to learning about quantum mechanics, we are also learning and discussing implicit bias, microaggressions, and other similar topics.”

Now actual science lessons are being shat on with SJW pseudoscience. Our competitors In Japan and China won't be wasting their time with this.

David

Now actual science lessons are being shat on with SJW pseudoscience.

It’s important to remember that the Implicit Association Test, on which so much of this claptrap is based, and which is held up as the gold standard of “unconscious racism” research, is itself laughably biased and absurdly unscientific. It’s 21st century ectoplasm.

And given the dogmatic assumptions and obvious methodological shortcomings, such that practically any behaviour, any response, will be seized on as proof of racial guilt, one has to consider the motives of those who endorse it.

Paul Carlton

"In a saner world, the peddlers of this hokum would be chased out of town with blow darts and nail guns."

At times like this, it's worth remembering that though move slowly, yet they crush exceeding small.

Paul Carlton

Hah, it left steamrollers out!

Though steamrollers move slowly, yet they crush exceeding small.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

There is nothing biological about biological sex, it is all "perilous colonial lenses".

David

There is nothing biological about biological sex, it is all “perilous colonial lenses”.

Your “frameworks,” i.e., a tendency to notice reality and act accordingly, must be “abolished,” says he.

Sorry, they.

MC

when you’re paying good money - $64,000 a year - to learn about wave mechanics, spectroscopy and atomic structure

What obligation is there for any student paying the fees higher than the US GDP per capita to put up with SJW bullshit? I mean, if I was paying such a colossal sum, I would tell my 'service provider' that I wanted the physics I'd paid for and would not be palmed off with other flummery.

It also occurs to me that there is an economic reason for universities to persist with this nonsense. If you can change a physics course from 100% physics to 95% physics and 5% SJW bullshit, then you are increasing profits*, as SJW bullshit only requires halfwitted SJW monkeys - who are graduating in increasing numbers - to 'teach'.

I know that most unis aren't run as businesses per se, but I am sure extra surpluses help senior staff boost earnings...

Pogonip

https://apnews.com/ce4dee99fb374928aef53bb630230b22

Burnsie

A statement of fact = verbal intimidation = an act of violence.

Didn't they teach you anything at school?

TomJ

Another perspective on the diversity talk with Comrade Damper that got distupted: https://areomagazine.com/2018/03/03/this-is-why-we-need-to-talk-about-diversity/

Also, Feynman on psychology, as it is practiced: https://twitter.com/talyarkoni/status/970323304233029632?s=19

David
Resolution of the hegemonic penis “problem” was first attempted via the invitation of not one but, ultimately, all five members of the tenured and tenure-track Women’s Studies faculty at PSU… They all declined to attend, one insisting it was inconceivable that the discussion could be had in good faith given the participation of Damore and Boghossian.

Again, the word projection comes to mind.

PiperPaul

Isn't it amazing how Feynman writes so simply and clearly without foofaraw and gets his point across, despite having an IQ of, like, a billion?

TomJ

I'm not sure despite is the right word there.

PiperPaul

I probably should have also checked 'billion'. Oh well, I did mention that my score on that word test thing from a while ago wasn't as high as some of the other genii here.

(I originally meant that as a joke, but 'genii' as actually a word. I learned two things today!)

Pogonip

I believe most psychological experiments turn out to be invalid, not only because no one ever checked to see if you could replicate the results, but because the sample was too homogenous. The experimenters used college students because that was who was handy and cheap. When your whole sample is WEIRD (western, educated, industrialized, rich, small-d democratic), you get WEIRD results that don’t apply to mankind at large. Given the expense of going worldwide to get a good sample of humanity, there may never be a valid psychological experiment done by eggheads. Governments may, if unwittingly, produce valid results.

Pogonip

While we’re on the subject, don’t waste your time reading the book about the Milgram obedience experiments by Gina Somebody. It’s all about how she feels about the experiment, so unless you know her, that won’t be very interesting.

That one, where you had a “teacher” thinking he was administering increasingly severe shocks to a “learner,” is a good example of WEIRDo subjects skewing results. Had the experiment been done in a country of multiple tribes, for example, you might have got all kinds of results if the learner and teacher and experimenter were all of the same tribe, all of different tribes, and so forth.

Darleen

From TomJ's link to Helen Pluckrose

The pressure on women and ethnic and sexual minorities to adhere to views deemed suitable for their identity is more suited to a feudal or caste system than to a liberal democracy.

Look at any society with Leftism ascendant or in power and that's exactly what one finds. It's a feature of Leftism.

Darleen

Uh oh... gird your loins, Known Fascist On Campus!

R. Sherman

Re: TomJ's Link.

Outstanding analysis! I recommend it highly. There are too many pull quotes to do it justice in a comment, but well worth reading and disseminating.

R. Sherman

@Darleen

Oh, for the love.

Your link dovetails with TomJ's nicely.

David

Uh oh... gird your loins, Known Fascist On Campus!

Written by the lawyers of tomorrow.

David

The pressure on women and ethnic and sexual minorities to adhere to views deemed suitable for their identity is more suited to a feudal or caste system than to a liberal democracy.

Ah, but in order to be woke, you must become a mascot, a cartoon, a puppet of sorts. And preferably a resentful one.

David

Outstanding analysis! I recommend it highly.

Yes. I’ve added a link and brief extract to the main post.

The problem, I think, is that we’re not faced with a rational position that’s held in good faith and amenable to evidence, honesty and issues of consistency. The motivation in play is largely psychological, and therefore, to a remarkable degree, resistant to correction and impervious to facts. The last thing the protestors want is a testing of ideas. And likewise, the educators taking umbrage in advance - and who say that a discussion should not be permitted without their involvement, and who then refuse to take part - have basically painted themselves into a corner. The ideology on which their careers and status are based, and much of their identity, is unrealistic and absurd. It’s fundamentally pretentious and unlikely to withstand even a few minutes of realism. Therefore, frank discussion cannot be permitted.

Because much more than the argument would be lost.

See also the recent blathering by Marcie Bianco, who wants us to believe, based on nothing, that, “The desire to colonise [space]… is… just like walking up to a woman and grabbing her by the pussy.” So far as I can see, Ms Bianco is still dismissing corrections from men on the basis that they’re men, and therefore inherently wrong, while ignoring female critics making much the same points.

This is who they are.

jabrwok

we’re not faced with a rational position that’s held in good faith and amenable to evidence, honesty and issues of consistency.

True, which leads to the question: how do the grown-ups respond? As attempts to discuss any issues rationally are rejected out of hand as illegitimate, what recourse is there besides surrender to irrationality on the one hand, or violence on the other?

I think at some level the SJWs are aware of the corner into which they're trying to force the rest of us. Hence their ever-more vociferous desire to disarm those whom they would destroy before we decide that the cartridge box is the only box we have left (the soap box, ballot box, and even jury box having been tried and failed, or actively subverted).

David

I think at some level the SJWs are aware of the corner into which they’re trying to force the rest of us.

Consciously or otherwise, yes, I should think they are. Hence the kinds of reactions - the petty malice - on display. And the more that education is subverted and degraded in order to advance “social justice” activism, the more of this we’ll see.

As Thomas Sowell wrote in Intellectuals and Society,

If you happen to believe in free markets, judicial restraint, traditional values, [etc.]… then you are just someone who believes in free markets, judicial restraint and traditional values. There is no personal exaltation resulting from those beliefs. But to be for “social justice” and “saving the environment” or to be “anti-war” is more than just a set of beliefs about empirical facts. This vision puts you on a higher moral plane as someone concerned and compassionate, someone who is for peace in the world, a defender of the downtrodden…

In short, one vision makes you somebody special and the other vision does not. These visions are not symmetrical.[…] Because the vision of the anointed is a vision of themselves as well as a vision of the world, when they are defending that vision they are not simply defending a set of hypotheses about external events, they are in a sense defending their very souls – and the zeal and even ruthlessness with which they defend their vision are not surprising under these circumstances.

And if your self-exalting woke worldview entails a pantomime of victimhood, of role-play, then the evasions, dishonesties and general prickliness will be even more theatrical, and the likelihood of admitting error even more remote.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Written by the lawyers of tomorrow.

To be fair, ambulances won't chase themselves.

Meanwhile, San Fransisco, like the rest of California where an 840 sq ft house fetches $2 million, being unable to grasp economic realities is trying to reach the dystopian Soviet living standards of the Glorious World of Next Tuesday, today.

In search of reasonable rent, the middle-class backbone of San Francisco — maitre d’s, teachers, bookstore managers, lounge musicians, copywriters and merchandise planners — are engaging in an unusual experiment in communal living: They are moving into dorms...Starcity has already opened three properties with 36 units. It has nine more in development and a wait list of 8,000 people.

Who knew waiters and lounge singers were the backbone of San Fransisco, that might explain part of their problems, though why they haven't gone full Soviet and appropriated the mansions of the rich is probably only a matter of time.

Starcity residents get a bedroom of 130 square feet to 220 square feet. Many of the buildings will feature some units with a private bath for a higher rent. But Jon Dishotsky, Starcity’s co-founder and chief executive, said a ratio of one bathroom for every two to three bedrooms makes the most sense for large-scale affordability. The average one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco rents for $3,300 a month, but Starcity rooms go for $1,400 to $2,400 a month fully furnished, with utilities and Wi-Fi included.

Whoa, back up - "in search of reasonable rent" - that much for a shoe box is "reasonable. OK. OTOH, they could enlist and after basic, get that for free and get paid.

“If you think about the most private things that you do, a lot of them are related to the bathroom,” said Mr. Dishotsky, 34. “So that’s probably the hardest part.”

The thought of several entitled millennial nitwits sharing a bathroom is high comedy, though I am sure in no time it will be an interesting biology experiment. Who would want to live in one of these, you ask ?

Last year, Verizon eliminated Ms. Shiver’s job in Albany, Ga., but offered to transfer her to San Francisco to work at a store. Ms. Shiver, who makes about $85,000 a year, knew she could never afford a house here but moved anyway.

“People talk all the time about what they dream of, and I decided to stop talking about it and just do it,” Ms. Shiver said. “I was looking for more meaning.”

She divorced her husband, packed her Yorkie Pomeranian, Stanford, in the car and drove west.

Allrighty, then, your meaningful dream is to ditch the hubby, leave a place where $140,000 gets you a 2,600 sq ft house, to go work in a Verizon store in a city where the streets are littered with human dung and dope needles, and live in a human warehouse. Reach for the stars, you crazy diamond.

You might be wondering about one Mr. Dishotsky, the guy behind this mess: "His parents were both teachers and left-wing political activists living in an intentional community in the late 1960s before they bought a house for $50,000." My surprise knows no bounds. A Deep Thought™ from our new comrade:

The only thing people really need to do alone is sleep, he said.

Having spent my fair share of living in SEA and B huts, barracks, and tents of various sizes, with a dozen or more of my new found best friends, no, that isn't a requirement either. The only surprise is that Dishotsky hasn't gone full flophouse, though I suspect that is a matter of time.

RTWT - NY Times, so of course they try to whitewash the mess.

Rafi

Because much more than the argument would be lost.

That.

Sam

The problem, I think, is that we’re not faced with a rational position that’s held in good faith and amenable to evidence, honesty and issues of consistency.

You (white males) don't get to "define" whether you are racist or not. Because you are embedded in the power structure by birth and the color of your skin, only the oppressed get to make that determination. It doesn't help your case if you say, "I am not a racist" just that statement alone lends credence to the fact that you probably are.

https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/you-white-males-dont-get-to-define-whether-you-are-racist-or-not-lbkr/

Guilty, guilty, guilty!

Adam

"..both had penises, and both penises were white...."

Such problems!

Future participants will be required to submit to a medical examination of their genitals before being allowed to speak. Anyone found in possession of a white penis shall be removed from the venue for the protection of the audience and other panelists.

White penis is doubleplus ungood..

David

You (white males) don’t get to “define” whether you are racist or not… It doesn’t help your case if you say, “I am not a racist” just that statement alone lends credence to the fact that you probably are.

Yes, guilt in all directions. I suppose it saves a lot of time.

Tim Newman

Books which actually exist, but probably shouldn't: http://kengarex.com/you-wont-believe-these-books-really-exist-12-pics/

MC

The Good Men Project is trying hard, but it's still a long way behind Everyday Mentalism...

MC

Farnsworth, the phenomenon described in the NYT article is known as co-living and is a marvellous example of how the market finds a way to meet people's needs.

So a large number of dimwits want to live in trendy San Fran, but they also don't want or can't get the jobs that would allow them to do so. Other may have decent paying jobs but also want to spend $500 a month on coffee or Patreon donations for genderfluid performance artists.

To meet this demand, kindly son of commies Mr Dishotsky gets to rent out quarter sized apartments for half the going rental rate. And he doesn't even have to fit out one toilet per apartment. With these economics, building owners can throw in cleaning and other services. Often there is an app involved...

Thus the tenants can kid themselves they're part of a glorious new economy trend, rather than fools living in a glorified tenement block.

MC

These beds in Hong Kong cost $800 per month....

https://coliving.imgix.net/storage/listings/4739/room_types/329/6085.jpg

Governor Squid

From the protest of Dr. Sommers' appearance: "We now understand how language works, and how it can be used to reproduce the systems of oppression we know we must resist at all costs set up for our own benefit."

Because, seriously -- do they not expect the rest of us to see through their "defenders of the downtrodden" façade?

Per jabrwok: "what recourse is there besides surrender to irrationality on the one hand, or violence on the other?"

The only recourse I see at present is for the "real" grownups to relieve the pretend grownups from their positions of authority at these various institutions, and for the new authorities to stop coddling and start punishing behaviors that don't conform to the rules and traditional norms of said institutions. When the green-haired toddlers start shrieking "fascism!" any time somebody makes a reasonable argument against their worldview, they can be taught the true nature of free speech and open debate, or they can be invited to vacate their dorm rooms and leave campus forever.

When the Angry Studies department holds a hunger strike to protest the arrests and expulsions of their foot soldiers, they can be ignored or ridiculed.

These people are nothing more than spoiled toddlers, and as is so often the case, the rest of us suffer because of the lack of parental discipline. We should not need to resort to violence; instead, we should just instruct them in the boundaries and standards of behavior that their parents and teachers neglected to teach them in their youth. And maybe send them to bed without any pudding.

WTP

What Gov. Squid said, but also...Stop funding it! The money wasted on the SJW/Clown Quarter should be an issue in the campaigns for every state (US) level political office. If you are an alumnus of such a school, stop donating to them outside of very specific STEM programs. Even those should be watched carefully. Stupidity is like poverty. One should not be surprised if subsidizing it produces more of it and it makes it more expensive.

David

Books which actually exist, but probably shouldn’t

Computer Programs For The Kitchen looks quite bad, but I think Make It In Denim wins for sheer offensiveness.

ComputerLabRat

White penis is doubleplus ungood..

but...but...but...

what if it is a gay white penis? Or...or...genderqueer white penis?

Or how about a really trendy TRANS white penis? After all, if I have learned anything from these people it is that womyn can have penises too. How DARE these green haired screamers assume that the owners of said white penii are men!!!???!!!

David

There’s been an awful lot of cock in this thread.

Hey, I’m just sayin’.

Governor Squid

When the alternative is pickled eggs, you really shouldn't be surprised, David.

Also, I want to send a copy of Make It In Denim to James Lileks for his collection of mid-century unspeakables.

SumDumGuy
what if it is a gay white penis? Or...or...genderqueer white penis?

Or how about a really trendy TRANS white penis?

Haven't you heard? Gay white men are the straight white men of the LGBTQYY27KZPL5 community.

Also Genderqueer and Trans aren't white, they are genderqueer and trans which makes them practically women... duh.

Thomas Fuller

Thin men and fat women ... it's often a fetish. The man is called a "feeder". Hence the 35-stone woman who can't get out of bed but who consumes 5000 Calories' worth a day, brought to her by a skinny paramour who gets turned on by the thought of her relentless expansion; although "inflation" might be a better term.

There's even a Wikipedia entry about it:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat_fetishism

I read recently that the NHS is having to buy specially large and reinforced ambulances to cart around these grotesques when their hearts fail, toes turn gangrenous and start to drop off (a symptom of advanced diabetes), etc., etc. Yet another argument for shutting the whole thing down and making people responsible for their own health.

Come back Darwin, all is forgiven!

WTP

The man is called a "feeder"

Or in US lingo, a "chubby chaser".

Spiny Norman

I thought "fat fetishism" was one of those things one was NOT ALLOWED to discuss about "mixed-size" couples...

Spiny Norman

For what it's worth, of all the fetishes I've encountered in my life, and the last 18 years on the internet has been illuminating, the "fat fetish" is one I cannot possibly imagine or understand.

David

[ Discreetly slides the latest issue of Big-Footed Women over to Mr Norman. ]

I’ll put it on your tab.

Spiny Norman

Big-Footed Women

Heh.

Now see, although it doesn't appeal to me, I get the "tiny, feminine feet" fetish (it seems to be really prevalent at 4Chan's /b/ board, especially involving young movie or television stars), so the opposite might make sense to me.

The comments to this entry are closed.

Blogroll