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March 23, 2018

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PiperPaul

Were those stranded people in Swanage ever rescued?

Sam Duncan

“Bathroom essentials.”

Man, I love capitalism.

“Will hospitals give back an amputated limb if you ask for it?”

When they took my gall bladder out, I just signed the form letting them keep it. I have too much junk lying around the house as it is.

“Scrotum adventure.”

[crosses legs]

“An old machine from the Seventies, now far from home, stirs.”

See? Star Trek: The Motion Picture isn't looking so crazy now, is it?

Matt

An old machine from the Seventies, now far from home, stirs.

Still kicking after all this time... they really don't make them like they used to anymore.

R. Sherman

In Need of Friction

"Brought to you by your friends at Hillsound.

R. Sherman

Divine Advice.

Connor

Because you’ve always wanted a warp speed calculator.

Hold my calls.

Connor

At warp 9.5 (TNG) getting to Alpha Centauri would take 20.2 hours.

John D

That's a bit steep.

https://twitter.com/holdmyale/status/975133124395978754

Jen

San Francisco scenes.

Progress!

lotocoti

Terf fight.

David

Morning, all.

At warp 9.5 (TNG) getting to Alpha Centauri would take 20.2 hours.

Given the ‘recalibration’ of warp factors between series and the endless screw-ups and inconsistencies of writers - such that I’ve seen lengthy, quite passionate arguments that Voyager should have arrived home sometime in season five - the calculator is a perfect excuse for endless, bitter nit-picking. Because everyone loves to argue about asymptotic warp curves.

Enjoy yourself. We’ll send sandwiches every few hours.

David

Heh.

ftumch

Swinging London, 1967.

Well, that was fab.

London, 2016:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBtRXlCDC-c

David

Meanwhile, at the BBC.

Captain Nemo

It's more difficult to sell mirrors online than you might imagine:

https://mobile.twitter.com/SilviuMajor/status/976415235484672000

Tom

Were those stranded people in Swanage ever rescued?

And some say... they're sliding still

David

It’s more difficult to sell mirrors online than you might imagine

Heh. It’s hard to pick a winner, really.

Though this one’s a strong contender.

jones

David, genuine question.

That BBC Pidgin website is a piss-take/parody isn't it?.

Seriously.

David

That BBC Pidgin website is a piss-take/parody isn’t it?

Oh, it’s quite real.

Captain Nemo

An old machine from the Seventies, now far from home, stirs.

I'm quite conflicted about Voyager. Part of me hopes that one day we will be able to recover it, (assuming it doesn't crash into anything) for display in a museum. The other part of me loves the idea that there's something made on Earth just out there... in that void, drifting off into space for all eternity.

David

The other part of me loves the idea that there’s something made on Earth just out there...

Bearing the message, “We come in peace. And are inedible.”

Captain Nemo

Bearing the message, “We come in peace. And are inedible.”

Heh. Yes, quite.

Ten

Heh. Yes, quite.

Indeedy.

Pst314

“Bathroom essentials”

My doctor said that at my age I should install a shower bar, so...

SumDumGuy

Something on the floor.

The one on the end seems to be having a bit of trouble.

jabrwok

Bearing the message, “We come in peace. And are inedible.”

It appears we've gotten a response.

PiperPaul

Is that a reference to space probe Voyeurager?

Sam

It appears we've gotten a response.

"Sex party this way"

David

“Sex party this way”

I fear we’re on the brink of a joke about probing.

Pogonip

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/mar/22/story-one-mans-pregnancy-trans-jason-barker

PiperPaul

OK

David

The story of one man’s pregnancy

I can’t shake the feeling that the click-bait headline is just a little misleading.

WTP

The story of one man’s pregnancy

I miss the days when the future was so far away we could still laugh about it.

Captain Nemo

PiperPaul, that works quite well with British Ford names, too. The Anal models Focus, Escort, and Transit are also worthy of a snigger or two.

David

Via Julia, another tweet of note.

Jonathan

Thoughts on ladies’ fashion, New York, 1930.

Aesthetically much more pleasing than modern times. All the men wear suits and hats, all the women wear dresses or skirts and blouses. When did people stop dressing like civilised beings?

Rafi

another tweet of note.

Brilliant. :-D

Pogonip

Jonathan, in the U.S. it was in the mid-1960’s.

David

Brilliant.

The article itself is the usual ignorant spite-fest, for which dear Zoe is renowned, but I was tickled by the obliviousness of the line about successful people “thinking they are qualified to speak about anything.” In an article by Zoe Williams. A woman whose inability to comprehend facts and basic causality has never impeded her pronouncements one iota, and whose grasp of economics often borders on the surreal.

Jonathan

...it was in the mid-1960’s.

I'd guess maybe a few years later in Britain. I remember as a child in the late '60's early '70's, adults used to seem to dress well most of the time rather than just in casual clothes.

Jonathan

David, could you oblige me?

David

David, could you oblige me?

I’ll just leave this here, I think.

Jonathan

Thanks David.

Just for you, a well-mannered Pussy.

David

Thanks David.

It’s the way the room fell silent and people backed away from you.

Jonathan

It’s the way the room fell silent and people backed away from you.

What can I say? I'm a rebel.

Hal

Commentary . . .

champ

Please tell me that this isn't true...

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/03/count-dankula-verdict-free-speech-dying-britain/

Jonathan

Oh, it's true. See:

http://twitter.com/CountDankulaTV

For the whole story.

lotocoti

another tweet of note.

I suspect Zoe believes that, come the revolution, she will dine with Brother Number One whilst the former rich grub amongst the weeds.

PiperPaul

"come the revolution"

I honestly think the vast majority of the left never seriously think that far ahead. Out of all the SJW groups I don't think I've ever seen one specify at what point they'd have no more grievances.

It's a lifestyle, it seems.

Horace Dunn

I suspect that, compared to me and most of the people I know, Zoe Williams is extremely rich, so I assume that it's recommended that I demonise her.

Of course, I won't demonise her for being rich. I'll demonise her for being a sour-faced, spiteful bitch.

twinkletoes42069

25 days in the life of a bean.

Am I the only one who found this kind of horrifying? It makes the fecking thing look alive.

Also, it appears that beans are just plant testicles. Gross.

PiperPaul

Horrifying bean time-lapse video reminded me of this... thing.



Sweet dreams!

jabrwok

It makes the fecking thing look alive.

Last time I checked, plants *are* alive. Which is why carrot juice is murder.

/pedant

Captain Nemo

Although nothing, but nothing, can out-cringe the Bill Nye Saves The World "My Sex Junk" video, this thing comes close. Apparently, privilege grants you teleportation powers. Who knew? https://twitter.com/stillgray/status/977296700439019520

Spiny Norman

another tweet of note

Why is it that pompous, wealthy, wannbe Marxist "revolutionaries" never seem to wash their hair (even for their official Graun portrait)?

One of the Twitterers suggested that Zoe must cut her own hair, "in the dark, while pissed".

Daniel Ream

carrot juice is murder.

Coleslaw's a fascist regime. But then, what isn't.

twinkletoes42069

jabrwok - I am shamed. PS, your link doesn't seem to be working

D. Ream - I think they stole that one from Tool. (Skip to 1:10.) Btw I loved that song you did.

jabrwok

@twinkletoes42069: Not sure what happened to my version of the link. It was supposed to go to the same video to which Daniel Ream subsequently linked though, so you didn't miss anything:-).

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