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November 09, 2018

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Sam Duncan

One for the... actually, no, I don't know either. (Warning: NSFW. I mean... maybe? Kind of? Your call, really. Don't blame me.)

Captain Nemo

The beauty of magnified butterfly wings: https://twitter.com/BristolLive/status/1060135920324763648

(h/t https://twitter.com/DamCou)

Captain Nemo

Sorry, wrong link. The correct one's https://twitter.com/41Strange/status/1059541281502748672

Spiny Norman

No messy hand.

Fimally!

Daniel Ream

10 robots

The only interfacing I want to do with an industrial robot is over the RS232 interface. There is absolutely no use case for a car-painting robot to act as a pack and recognize human faces and hands beyond "don't paint that, it's not a car".

sk60

False economy.

I had to watch to the end for closure.

David

Morning, all.

I had to watch to the end for closure.

Heh. And then the ones that don’t break become faintly irritating.

David
There was initially some embarrassment, but being nude allows you to experience the artwork differently.

Caution: pseuds and saggy buttocks. Via Herb Deutsch.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Aerial refuelling.

Aerial Refueling Looks as Cool as It Sounds...

Yes, a veritable pas de deux in the sky as the two aircraft glide effortlessly and gracefully through the ether.

Unless, of course, you are self loading baggage in the back of the aircraft being refueled and being bounced around like a basketball at a Harlem Globetrotters exhibition. It only looks smooth from a distance...

David

self loading baggage

Heh.

Captain Nemo

Being nude allows you to experience the artwork differently.

How? What is the practical difference between appreciating Impressionist paintings when fully dressed, and appreciating them when naked? Aside from the possibility that one may end up concentrating on the artwork more intently than usual, thus avoiding the act of looking at other people's unsightly dangly bits, I can't see there IS one.

David

I can’t see there IS one.

It’s one of the small tragedies of life. The people who take delight in their incongruous nudity, the ones who really need you to know how transgressively nude they’re being, are rarely the kinds of people whose efforts might be appreciated.

MC

It wouldn't be transgressive nudity if people liked it.

The champion magician - other good youtube vids of him available - is amazing; some of his act reminds me of Szechuan face changing magic, which I have seen live and is marvellous.

David

It wouldn’t be transgressive nudity if people liked it.

Yes, quite. It’s the kind of nudity that you’re supposed to find inapt and unwelcome, a needless imposition.

Pogonip

Because David’s eyeballs were scorched by the Saggy Parade ,so he couldn’t see to post this:

https://static.onepoliticalplaza.com/upload/2018/5/2/710431-rarephotos.pdf

Also, we have a postcard from the henchlesbians! Here, David, I’ll read it for you: “New England beautiful this time of year. Locals too cheap to eat in restaurants. David, please send money.”

Pogonip

P.S. Just checked Amazon—“Elevation” holding steady at 3 1/2 stars. Stephen King normally gets 2 stars just for being Stephen King, so that net 11/2 stars tells me “Elevation” is not one of his better short stories. Has anybody read it? His new stuff is so inferior to his old stuff I didn’t even bother to get on the reserve list at the library.

On the plus side, he’s slacked off on tweeting. He was flirting with full-blown SJW Syndrome, but seems to be pulling back from the brink.

Jonathan

We don't have These where I live.

David

We don’t have these where I live.

Probably for the best, all things considered.

MC

@Pogonip -I have not read it, but generally 3.5 stars on Amazon means rubbish.

Darleen

Toxic masculinity.

Clam

Unnatural passions.

I'd watch that as a TV series.

David

I’d watch that as a TV series.

It does seem to imply a backstory and further adventures.

Spiny Norman

More scenes

Ah! There really was a "Ralph the Wonder Llama". I am so pleased.

postimg.cc

PiperPaul

Is "I'd watch that as a TV series" replacing "Good band name"?

David

I am so pleased.

I think it’s the size of the car, and of the girl, that makes it special.

David

Is “I’d watch that as a TV series” replacing “Good band name”?

Now you’ve done it.

Boatswain's Mate

From the "One For The Ladies" thread:

[S]kinny, effeminate-looking men with bad posture

Only a good band name in someplace like Austin or Portland, but definitely not something I'd watch as a TV series.

Rafi

mostly naked

Band name.

Spiny Norman

Think good thoughts.

r/holdmycosmo

Hmc while i deepthroat this thing

This fits the sub. Stop reporting it.

This seems to be a thing at reddit: anonymous trolls will "report" damn near everything, just because they can.

Sam

I think it’s the size of the car, and of the girl, that makes it special.

That, and the fact that its clearly not that Llama's first time to take a taxi.

Daniel Ream

We don't have These where I live.

In film and TV, "wolves" are nearly always played by huskies or wolf-crosses, which are much smaller than the real thing. In the wild, well-fed wolves are terrifyingly huge. There's a reason they're the villains in fairy-tales all over Europe.

its clearly not that Llama's first time to take a taxi.

It's got that eagerly looking out the window thing dogs do on a car ride.

jabrwok

toxic masculinity

Yep. Buncha patriarchal cis-male, probably heteronormative, sh*tlords assuming that Womyn aren't Strong and Independent! Treating womyn like delicate flowers who need Big, Strong Men(tm) to "protect" them is literally rape!

Theophrastus

The last item links to Tim Newman's amusing piece on an obese anarchist 'prepper' whose book has a foreword by Laurie Penny. Apparently, she and Laurie met at a fetish club....What might Laurie's fetish be? Nasal excavation, perhaps?

Jonathan

What might Laurie's fetish be?

Her vilest innermost desire? Secretly wanting to be a contented housewife and mother.....

Captain Nemo

What might Laurie's fetish be?

Whatever it is, I doubt it's something as prosaic and bourgeois as rubber bondage.

Captain Nemo

It’s the kind of nudity that you’re supposed to find inapt and unwelcome

Thanks for the link. I've spent twenty minutes laughing at it. I needed the cheering up, so thanks.

pst314

There's a reason they're the villains in fairy-tales all over Europe.

But, but, wolves are peaceful creatures who would never attack humans. ;-)

Pogonip

The wolves at the zoo are ALMOST that big.

My understanding is that wolves normally avoid people, but, like anyone else, if a wolf gets hungry enough, he’ll eat what he normally wouldn’t. And of course they can catch rabies.

In short, Mother Nature isn’t your enemy...but she isn’t necessarily your friend either.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

...Tim Newman's amusing piece on an obese anarchist 'prepper'...

...who will find out that using your coronary arteries to store cheese fries is not exactly a great "prepping" idea.

("Medic", LOL)

pst314

In the wild, well-fed wolves are terrifyingly huge. There's a reason they're the villains in fairy-tales all over Europe.
and
My understanding is that wolves normally avoid people, but, like anyone else, if a wolf gets hungry enough, he’ll eat what he normally wouldn’t.

I nearly always hear "wolves avoid people" in the context of "we must not demonize nature'e noble beasts as those wicked fairy tales do."

I believe that those fairy tales arose because at one time wolves did prey upon humans, and only learned to avoid us with the proliferation of firearms.

WTP

Disgusting Food Museum

Or as we called it back in college, the cafeteria. Thank you Serv-O-Mation.

Darleen

I just don't get the people who spend their lives looking for things to throw hissy fits over. Not enough beatings as a child? Vegan diet? WHAT?

Daniel Ream

Fans of the image rushed to defend Haehl’s work, saying that the picture put them in the “Christmas spirit” as she recreated a “fond memory” of a classic film.

"A Christmas Story" is a brutal (for the time) satirical deconstruction of Christmas movies. Having fond memories of it is like having fond memories of The Crow.

Fay

"A Christmas Story" is a brutal (for the time) satirical deconstruction of Christmas movies.

I am not a fan of Christmas movies. Christmas movies are hokey and manipulative. The one I dislike the most is the one that is shown the most. "It's a Wonderful Life". No. It. Isn't. Especially if you were Jewish around the time it was made.

Darleen

I'm a fan of Christmas movies (though, 'it's a wonderful life' is NOT on my list)

In no particular order, these are the ones I pull out to watch on the weekend after Thanksgiving while I decorate the house

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
A Christmas Story
The Bishop's Wife (1947)
Home Alone
Die Hard

Chester Draws

The French have a favourite Christmas movie:

Le Père Noël est un ordure

Odd choice, but then the French think Jerry Lewis was a comic genius.

David

Die Hard

So we’re agreed, then? Die Hard is definitely a Christmas film?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Someone buy this loon a Farsi to English dictionary.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Well, were it in there, yes, yes indeed I would, then I would shoot my computer to put it out of its misery.

David

then I would shoot my computer to put it out of its misery.

Perhaps I need more coffee, but I’m not sure what the point is that they’re trying to make.

Jonathan

Well, were it in there, yes, yes indeed I would,

Couldn't you have put a NSFH (Not Suitable For Humans) on that? Now I need to gouge out my eyes. And then burn them.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Couldn't you have put a NSFH (Not Suitable For Humans) on that?

Now, now, you would have clicked anyway, morbid curiosity and all that.

JuliaM

@pst314: I’m currently reading a non-fiction analysis of the Beast of Gevaudan incident. Wolves did not pass up a human meal, far from it. Peasants armed with the equivalent of a stick with a nail on it (royalty decreeing no firearms, in case of armed revolt) had little chance.

R. Sherman

Yes, Diehard is a Christmas movie.

Anyway, I'm not a big fan of the genre, but for me, the troika of holiday offerings are, A Charlie Brown Christmas, How The Grinch Stole Christmas ("And he took his dog Max . . ."), and the Burle Ives narrated Rudolf The Red Nose Reindeer.

Don't @ me.

Squires

I believe that those fairy tales arose because at one time wolves did prey upon humans, and only learned to avoid us with the proliferation of firearms.

IIRC the wolves of Europe had a greater incidence of attacks on humans than those of the New World. How much of this had to do with differences in wolf population behavior vs. human population behavior/culture, I couldn’t say.

Pogonip

Hi Julia,

What book are you reading about the Beast of Gevaudan?

David

I’ll just leave this here.

Jonathan

I’ll just leave this here.

Like a used nappy.

David

Like a used nappy.

You know you want to try it.

We won’t judge.

Jonathan

You know you want to try it.

Make me!

This via Geoffrey Miller

David

If it shoots lava out of its eyes, I’ll take three.

Captain Nemo

I’ll just leave this here.

Balloonatic?

Theophrastus

On Laurie Penny's fetish...

Her vilest innermost desire? Secretly wanting to be a contented housewife and mother.

Whatever it is, I doubt it's something as prosaic and bourgeois as rubber bondage.

Both are probably true, but somehow not very enlightening. Is Laurie bi-sexual? Is she sexually aroused by nasal excavation? Or is that snot funny?

David

Balloonatic?

Some people just really like rubber.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Fat shaming transphobe bigots.

"Anti"fa warrior, or escapee from Middle Earth the jury is still out.

David

Fat shaming transphobe bigots.

Because when a woman buys, or receives, saucy lingerie, she wants the mental image of a burly chap in drag.

Pogonip

I’ll go with “evicted from Middle-Earth.”

Pogonip

“...she wants a burly chap in drag.”

Damn it, David, you let out our secret! The entire female population wants a refund.

David

The entire female population wants a refund.

It’s not exactly my area of expertise, but I’m assuming that when a woman gets fancy lingerie, she’d prefer to imagine herself as Venus Incarnate, a goddess of erotic temptation. And not think, “Christ, I’d look just as fat as she does in that.” And I doubt she’d want to resemble a broad-backed trans woman who has to shave her hairy silicon breasts.

I’m guessing, of course.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

hairy silicon breasts

Didn't they open for Venus Incarnate at the Fillmore back in '72 ?

Baceseras

Die Hard is not a Christmas movie. Unless Gremlins is. And Gremlins is not a Christmas movie.

The only Christmas movie I'd re-watch is
Comfort and Joy
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087072/reference

Pst314

“evicted from Middle-Earth.”

Early model orcs: just as evil but not as physically dangerous.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Die Hard is not a Christmas movie.

There is one in every crowd. Another Christmas movie, but like Die Hard, one that has actually been seen.

Pogonip

https://everydayfeminism.com/2018/11/4-ways-the-animal-rights-movement-uses-human-bodies-to-sell-animal-rights/

Everyday Feminism comes though again!

Fred the Fourth

Antifa warrior...
So precious.
Also tactically naive. For instance, the bag on the loose strap across the body. A fine target for a grab from behind.
But...their advantage is their defensive cohort in law enforcement, the various local bureaucracies, and the media. As long as they have that, their personal idiocy is no hindrance.

Spiny Norman

Or is that snot funny?

Tasty, apparently.

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Farnsworth M Muldoon

Everyday Feminism comes though again!

...and proves that a protein deficient diet does indeed cause cerebral malfunction.

WTP

But...their advantage is their defensive cohort in law enforcement, the various local bureaucracies, and the media. As long as they have that, their personal idiocy is no hindrance.

Exactly.

Spiny Norman

her hairy silicon breasts

Nope, I'm not going to search to see if this is an actual fetish. Nope.

Nope. Don't wanna know.

JuliaM

@Pogonip: It's "Monsters of the Gévaudan: The Making of a Beast" by Jay M. Smith. It's very good, going into a lot of detail about the social conditions around the myth that drove believe in it.

And when I've finished that one, I have "Beast: Werewolves, Serial Killers, and Man-Eaters: The Mystery of the Monsters of the Gévaudan" by S. R. Schwalb, Gustavo Sánchez Romero waiting on the Kindle.

Recommendations courtesy of a paleo guy I follow on Facebook.

David

Die Hard is not a Christmas movie.

It seems pretty obvious that Die Hard is, or at least has become, a Christmas holiday film. I think it was originally released in the summer, but it’s now pretty much a staple of the season. Even setting aside the obvious Christmas setting and use of Christmas songs, and the theme of redemption – and the character called Holly, and the pregnant woman, etc – the film’s broad structure is quite similar to a standard holiday film. But instead of the protagonist and his love being kept apart by circumstance or a blizzard, he has to contend with terrorists, gunfire, explosions, etc.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Click David's Amazon links to buy this delightful Christmas storybook.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Now for today's exciting episode of "Tin Foil Hat Tales", Directed Energy Weapons burn down California ! Evidently it was because the Rothschilds (along with the rest of The Pentaverate*) own Pacific Gas and Electric.

*The Pentaverate

Pogonip

Thanks, Julia!

Fred the Fourth

https://www.thenewneo.com/2018/11/10/california-needs-more-controlled-burns-yes-but-its-not-that-simple/

Regarding the CA fires, check out the post from Neo about prevention, or rather, the lack of it.

Darleen

OT but today is Veteran's Day (USA)/ Remembrance Day ... 100 year anniversary of the end of WWI.

My great uncle, Ray Howard Aseltine, 16 y/o, joined the Marines one day after America declared war on Germany in 1917. On April 19, 1918 he was captured by the Germans in No Man's Land in France. He barely survived until the end of the war.

I have a letter he wrote of his experience. This is his story, in his words.

Realize he was only 18 y/o when writing it.

R. Sherman

@Darleen

Thanks for posting that. Aside from the experiences Mr. Aseltine recounted, his eloquence speaks volumes about the quality of education, then and now.

(My dad was born at the end of April, 1917. His father waited until he was sure dad and my grandmother would survive and then drove a team 15 miles to try to enlist. They wouldn't take him because he already had two kids at home. My wife's grandfather was conscripted into the Royal Bavarian Army at age 15 in October 1918 and was on a train to France when the Armistice was declared. They stopped the train, let all the new recruits get off and told them they were discharged and could walk back home.)

Pogonip

Happy Veterans Day, a little late! My itchy rash flared up last night & kept me awake so I was asleep most of the day. 😴

Baceseras

Well, I should have just said I don't consider DH a Christmas movie and left it at that. I'm usually not the only one voicing this opinion. As for whether it's a good movie of any kind -- better not get me started.

Darleen

34 minutes of Jordan Peterson owning a feminist. It is a thing of beauty.

Daniel Ream

Well, I should have just said I don't consider DH a Christmas movie and left it at that.

Probably.

David

34 minutes of Jordan Peterson owning a feminist. It is a thing of beauty.

Lord, the endless knots and evasion, and the haughty, rather adamant objection to things without knowing why they should be objected to, or what a plausible alternative might be. Oh, and the stated belief that an interview is something she should win.

And Ms Lewis is probably one of the more competent ladies of her type.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

And Ms Lewis is probably one of the more competent ladies of her type.

Only because she hasn't been issued her neon hair and nose ring yet.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Missed this regarding yesterday, performance art done right.

You on the east side of the pond get the whole Remembrance/Armistice/Veteran's Day better than we do on the west side.

David

performance art done right.

Not much scope for narcissism, though. Hence, presumably, its aberrant status, i.e., done right.

Runcie Balspune

... who specializes in constructing urban shelters and creating makeshift weapons out of random finds from the local dumpster

Another one with slightly short-sighted thinking, when the day comes, there wont be anyone putting stuff in the dumpster in the first place. "Prepping" is about not being reliant on other people, because they'll be out to kill you, or be dead, or possibly a zombie.

Continuous left-wing thinking, like with tax - spend it all you like but someone still has to be paying it.

pst314

34 minutes of Jordan Peterson owning a feminist. It is a thing of beauty.

The complete, uncut interview is here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZYQpge1W5s

I'm annoyed that the person who posted the edited interview did not link to the original or provide any other citation, but I've gotten used to YouTubers' unawareness of (or disinterest in) basic norms of behavior.

pst314

performance art done right

More here:
https://becausewearehere.co.uk/

You can find videos on YouTube etc.

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