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November 16, 2018


R. Sherman

Further the last several comments in the prior thread. N.B. keeping parents in the dark, gag orders and discipline of male teachers who refuse to be in a locker room with naked teenage girls.


Small claims.

"You need little teeny eyes for reading little teeny print, like you need little teeny license plates for bees."


Small claims

Original thread here:


Seen on the internets:


A more cerebral item from the intertubes:

Spiny Norman

New legs

That one happy pup. Wow.


Obviously that d*head who wants to sue his/her beekeeper neighbour shouldn't do it but I kinda wish they would because legal cases against animals or involving animals fascinate me. Ever since in my late teens I read about one European town taking the cats of the village to court for failing to catch and eat sufficient mice (it was a time of plague) I've loved turning up such cases.

But yeah, bees are basically filching little bastards, and you've got to love them for it. They steal from one another's hives shamelessly and if you leave a plate of honey out or sugary liquid, you'd better bet they'll steal it. Bit too late to complain about it, though - the biology of most fruiting plants depend on these dirty filching robbers to survive.


Today’s word is suboptimal.

"I'm the only one in this room professional enough to carry this Glock 40."



Morning, all.

“I’m the only one in this room professional enough to carry this Glock 40.”

In his defence, it was instructive.


Fake news.



Art on the go.

Via Obnoxio.


Everyone knows that cats have mysterious physical as well as metaphysical properties.


liquid (c) and gaseous (d) feline states.



Related, from Ephemeras of yore, a guide to proper storage.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Old, but insightful piece from the Washington Guardian Post, everything wrong with America ranch dressing.

Despite all the virtue signalling:

The ingredients may be organic, locally sourced and so on. But no matter where you raise the beef for your burger, it’s still less healthy and more carbon-intensive than vegetables — and that’s before you put ranch dressing on the fries. Socially responsible eating isn’t knowing the name of the heritage breed of pig your ribs came from. It’s actually minimizing your impact on the planet.

I suspect our author's real beef boils* down to...

Ranch was invented by a Nebraskan who began serving it in at a dude ranch in California, but its spiritual home has always been the Midwest.

...and if it had been invented in some overpriced diner in a gentrified part of Harlem, he'd be singing its praises.

*(Ranch is great on boiled beef...)

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Leftists, after years of bitching about the lack of, and finally ruining cities with bike lanes, now find them problematic.

Because of white males, of course.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

The rise of neo-fascism, who is responsible - not Hitler, not Mussolini, not even Drumpf.

South Park.


I find it disturbing that the teacher of deaf students apparently doesn't know the sex of the deaf student in question. The use of the singular "they" is like fingernails on a chalkboard to me. It might have a long history, but for most of it, the users weren't trying to pretend that linguistic gender and biological sex were identical and thus arbitrary.


Happy thoughts, happy thoughts...


“Tell them to stop listening to my farts! That is not nice.”

That just about sums up the postmodern social world.

Out of the mouths of babes.

Captain Nemo

False alarm of note:



“Jigsaw companies tend to use the same cuts for multiple puzzles. This makes the pieces interchangeable.”

That's my weekend sorted out.


That’s my weekend sorted out.

I do like the cow-tractor-digger-thing.

Oh, come on.

David in Michigan

Toothbrush of tomorrow

Mr Clean Magic Eraser repurposed...... dampen, put into mouth, chew. $3.95 for 6.

P.S. I always enjoy Friday's posts.


While perhaps less efficient than a saw, this method of cutting wood is far more entertaining:



Another form of speech is declared "violence"


How the Japanese saw the history of the USA:



Despite all the virtue signalling:

The ingredients may be organic, locally sourced and so on.

They really want you to stop eating and die--it's even less carbon intensive.


How the Japanese saw the history of the USA

Here’s the incredibly jacked Benjamin Franklin firing a cannon that he holds in his bare hands, while John Adams directs him where to fire. And here is George Washington straight-up punching a tiger.

And some say history is dull.


Thats why farts stink...so that deaf people can enjoy them, too.

Sam Duncan

Unboxing of note.


It’s a mystery.


The winning side in the Great Emu War have not shown magnanimity in victory.


It’s a mystery.

Kool-Aid drinker doesn't like people saying "don't drink the Kool-Aid"...


Kool-Aid drinker doesn’t like people saying “don’t drink the Kool-Aid”...

The lady describes herself, proudly, as an “intersectional feminist” and “race traitor.” Which may explain why she struggles to fathom how an ideology devised by a dogmatic narcissist with apocalyptic leanings could attract other people of a similar disposition.


Roots don't fly.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Attention Tesco shoppers ! Spices now on sale !


Don’t know about Tesco but this price is right...


And some say history is dull.

Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Don't worry, John. The history books will clean it up.

John Adams: It doesn't matter. I won't be in the history books anyway, only you. Franklin did this and Franklin did that and Franklin did some other damn thing. Franklin smote the ground and out sprang George Washington, fully grown and on his horse. Franklin then electrified him with his miraculous lightning rod and the three of them - Franklin, Washington, and the horse - conducted the entire revolution by themselves.


Dr. Benjamin Franklin: I like it.



Leftist protestors have difficulty processing obvious rebuttal. Silence ensues, then threats.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Leftist protestors have difficulty processing obvious rebuttal.

Just when you think the NPC meme is overplayed, along come the ditz at at 15:46 yammering every cliche in the book, Miss YourQuestionIsOutOfContext (?!) at 15:04, and Miss Derp at 17:45. SSDD with this crew.


I don’t lke ranch dressing either, but my goodness. Chill, dude.

Spiny Norman

Chill, dude.

It's really not about ranch dressing per se, but about how much an urban coastal elitist hates, hates, hates anyone not like him.


Leftist protestors have difficulty processing obvious rebuttal.

I don't read it as a rebuttal - he's accepted their premise that white men in the United States shouldn't be allowed to organize politically, and he's accepted their premise that brown people are sacred tokens that remove the taint of whiteness.

I don't read it as "difficulty processing" - they're no-platforming him, and successfully. The core protesters have clearly been trained to deal with his type, giving him nothing to work with so he has to glean for quotes among the spectators.

From the progressives' point of view, it's a good and noble thing for non-whites to put their race first. The black/Mexican woman and the child of illegal immigrants are at best naive idealists who've drunk the race-blind Kool Aid that was intended for whites. At worst, they're race traitors. Their opinions carry no weight.

From the progressives' point of view, a white man who claims not to see race is nevertheless a white man and as such the enemy. They're not standing up for principles of race blindness - how many times do they have to say that white people are the problem, white people are the enemy, for white people to figure it out?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Speaking of problematic wypipo, all the brainwashed and race traitors please raise your hands.


Ranch dressing mashed into mashed potatoes - two words: just try it. Okay three words. Thank me later, there's three more.

Snoop uses mayonnaise for this. Snoop is whiter than me you see. It's so problematic.

No I will not denounce myself.


The core protesters have clearly been trained to deal with his type, giving him nothing to work with...

Also, this demonstrates how leftist calls for "dialogue" are dishonest. The Left never wants genuine dialogue, only more bullying and silencing of those they disagree with.


The Chameleon bottle?

As Benjamin Franklin probably didn't say: "In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is [sic] bacteria."

Spiny Norman

The Left never wants genuine dialogue

San Francisco Bay Area Congressman (and laughter-inducing Presidential "hopeful") Eric Swalwell's latest Twitter misadventure a case in point.



I used to live in Columbus, Ohio. I never thought students at THE Ohio State University—its official name, as its lawyers are forever reminding local press—would get that worked up about anything besides football.


Congresscritter Swalwell has fallen victim to one of the classic blunders. Never get involved in a land war with peasants who have nothing to lose but their pickup trucks.

And American peasants have much fancier pickups than do the Afghani tribesmen who’ve been holding off those same Americans for 18 years.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Sports dispute of note.

...Afghani tribesmen...

Afghan tribesmen, "Afghani" is their money, and Afghans are a bit touchy about the distinction, and despite the fanciness of our pickups, it is almost impossible to kill a diesel Ranger or Hilux.

Spiny Norman


If you do not have a safe space or prefer not to be alone, please feel free to join other Morrill Scholars and our staff in the...

Because of an invited speaker they disagree with. Good gawd. "College" has indeed become (very expensive) adult daycare.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Product placement of note.


Product placement of note.

Oh, well played.


"Do you have a license for that play date?"


Also, this demonstrates how leftist calls for “dialogue” are dishonest.

As noted in the previous thread, if your political posturing is chiefly about self-flattery and social positioning, as woke politics is - the equivalent of saying, “Look at my new shoes, see how expensive they are” - then it’s also likely to be fundamentally insincere. And somewhat rickety if subjected to any real pressure.

R. Sherman

Darleen, I see that UCLA beat USC today. IIRC, you should be happy this PM.


Actually, I'm a SC fan. Great game though. :)

Spiny Norman

I attended UCLA... for 2 semesters in 1982, until I ran out of money and thought college loans were a rip-off even then. I intended to return, but never did.

(I was a fan of UCLA football when Terry Donohue was the head coach. I haven't paid much attention since then.)

Daniel Ream

Apropos of absolutely nothing, I've been working my way through my Thundarr the Barbarian boxed set, and I was amused to learn from the commentary/extras that UCLA was the source of the name of the character Ookla the Mok. Apparently the character was a last minute addition forced on the writers by the network, and stymied for a name one of them espied a UCLA sweatshirt tossed over a chair.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Alibi of note.

The original Mr. X

"EMU group ends 'The Vagina Monologues', citing exclusion of some women":


Farnsworth M Muldoon

"Sexularism". OK, it is Salon so don't expect logic or sanity.

The bottom line for those who don't want to click a Salon link (and I don't blame you) is that it is OK for Quebec to ban outright religious symbols (not that a hijab really is) except for Moslem women, and wearing them is good unless it is bad.

Part of these ideas are also based on a desire to have women accessible — to be able to see the whole woman. In Saudi Arabia, men want to cover women so only they can look at them; in Québec, men want to uncover them, so that they can look at them.

The act of being able to see suggests a kind of visual possession, of being able to access, consume and digest difference so that it is less threatening. Québec’s secularism fits what Joan Scott has called “Sexularism.”

The authoress of this mess is, you will be surprised to note, is one, "Yasmin Jiwani, Professor of Communication Studies; Research Chair on Intersectionality, Violence and Resistance, Concordia University", and from photos does not herself wear a hijab or other head covering.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

As an addendum to the above, meanwhile, in Saudi Arabia...

It is almost as if Professors of Communication Studies and Research Chairs on Intersectionality, Violence and Resistance don't have a clue what they are talking about.

Daniel Ream

"EMU group ends 'The Vagina Monologues', citing exclusion of some women"

"This created a need to ask the question: Do we still need 'The Vagina Monologues?' And, are 'The Vagina Monologues' still relevant to next generation feminists?" the email from the WRC says.

As our illustrious host might say, the word 'still' is doing a lot of heavy lifting in that sentence.

The authoress of this mess is, you will be surprised to note, is one, "Yasmin Jiwani, Professor of Communication Studies; Research Chair on Intersectionality, Violence and Resistance, Concordia University"

Concordia...Concordia....where have I heard that - ah, yes.


I attended UCLA... for 2 semesters in 1982, until I ran out of money

My late uncle attended USC on a football scholarship for a year until he found out the "scholarship" portion meant he had to work on his grades. He then played football for ASU. Actually signed a pro-football contract with SF 49ers but the Navy got him first.

Spiny Norman

the original Mr. X,

"EMU group ends 'The Vagina Monologues'

...they were concerned that the play centers on cisgender women, that the play's version of feminism excludes some women, including trans women, and that overall, "The Vagina Monologue" lacks diversity and inclusion.
Well, that was certainly unexpected.

(In reality, I'm surprised the "play" hadn't been denounced and shut down for that very reason long before now.)

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