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November 20, 2018

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David

Also, via Chris Snowdon, some vintage courtroom news:

Members of the public were cleared from the courtroom, amid fears that Scott, who has been known to bite open her own veins and spray blood at people, presented “a clear danger.”

And no, that isn’t the strangest bit.

Joan

BBC 'News'...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/business-39896838/a-cheaper-tastier-way-to-eat-lunch-at-work

Amazingly, you can actually *make* sandwiches.

R. Sherman

You should be proud. Evidently, you are the only one (with an assist from Worstell, obvs) who could entice me to read an entire article about wombat crap. Well done.

David

Amazingly, you can actually *make* sandwiches.

Wow. Before watching the thing, I assumed that there must be more to it, some subtlety or previously unguessed-at informational content. But no. It actually is “Grown man realises he can make sandwiches.”

Behold your license fee at work.

Xas7wcrg9e

Letters are scary. Capital ones doubly so. Especially if you're a journalism student...

https://www.theweek.co.uk/97895/uni-staff-told-capital-letters-could-frighten-anxious-students

https://metro.co.uk/2018/11/19/lecturers-banned-from-using-capital-letters-to-avoid-upsetting-students-8154365/

Leeds University responds:

https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/education/leeds-trinity-university-responds-to-ban-on-capital-letters-1-9453332

Farnsworth M Muldoon

But no. It actually is “Grown man realises he can make sandwiches.”

No, no, that is far too pedestrian, it is a "lunch hack", because anyone can just "make" lunch.

R. Sherman

No, no, that is far too pedestrian, it is a "lunch hack"...

Wait until he discovers that one can make salads for healthy options. His mind will be blown. In part 3, he discovers that heretofore unused room in his home called "the kitchen."

David

No, no, that is far too pedestrian, it is a “lunch hack”, because anyone can just “make” lunch.

We await the thrilling realisation that water comes from taps.

MC

Oops!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6409331/Forklift-driver-causes-entire-warehouse-fall-like-dominoes-nudges-shelving-unit.html

David

Oops!

And so the Ark of the Covenant was lost once again.

Sue Sims

Xas7wcrg9e: This isn't Leeds University (an excellent institution founded in the 1870s), but Leeds Trinity, formerly a couple of teacher training colleges given university status six years ago. It's currently ranked 108th out of 131 British universities; one can get a place in most of the courses with an average of three Grade Cs at A level(for US readers, that would be a GPA of about 3 or slightly below). It's also, according to that fount of all knowledge, Wikipedia, the university at which "students...held the longest running sit-in in the country as a protest against the national increase in tuition fees."

They specialise in courses such as Applied Social Science; Exercise, Health and Nutrition; Digital Media (Gaming); and Education Studies. No STEM subjects at all.

On the other hand, it does have the second highest student satisfaction rate in Yorkshire, which is presumably because the lecturers are careful not to damage their (not terribly bright) students' self-esteem by telling them what to do or not to do.

DB

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/voraciously/wp/2018/11/19/chipotle-may-rehire-a-manager-who-asked-african-american-men-to-prepay-for-burritos/

An incident in St Paul Minnesota where a Mexican fast food manager asks some Somali youths to pay in advance because they skipped out without paying the last time is surely an example of 21st century vibrant diversity. But the Washington Post is determined to pretend it's a lunch counter in Alabama in 1930.

Governor Squid

capital letters

They're not even chagrined when called out on this nonsense! "We follow national best practice teaching guidelines and the memo cited in the press is guidance from a course leader to academic staff, sharing best practice from the latest teaching research to inform their teaching."

I sincerely hope that somebody is following up with these geniuses to learn more about this "latest teaching research" which is informing the new policy.

To bring it all together: I'm now imagining Leeds Trinity offering a course in sandwich-making. On the one hand, it's a useful skill that's easy enough to acquire, even considering the quality of students and teachers there. On the other hand, one knows damned well that they wouldn't make it through the first session without the usual suspects hijacking the class and turning it into a demonstration against the patriarchy of sandwiches and its manifestation by means of popular sandwich ingredients embodying the violence of toxic masculinity. On the gripping hand, the students will get full course credit either way.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

We await the thrilling realisation that water comes from taps.

Indeed, then he can "hack" a disposable water bottle by filling it from same and break the stranglehold Big Water has on the bottled water market.

Clam

some vintage courtroom news

'At the time, prison staff were complying with her requests that she should be known as "Mighty Almighty", or "Obi Wan Kenobi"...'

Sue Sims

Governor Squid: What an excellent idea! Leeds Trinity's course in sandwich-making would sit beautifully alongside their Exercise, Health and Nutrition degree course (see above), not to mention Working with Children, Young People and Families, and Strength and Conditioning.

Mind you, the BBC journalist at the centre of this fascinating story was, according to his Facebook page, educated at Cambridge, so he already has a BA. Not to worry: Leeds Trinity runs a post-graduate course in Health and Wellbeing, so he can go for his PhD in Sandwich Making. Solved!

David: Many thanks for the cocktail. What must I do to earn a pickled egg?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Who's a good boy ?

No, not you, Spot, you racist bastard !

ComputerLabRat

some vintage courtroom news...

'At the time, prison staff were complying with her requests that she should be known as "Mighty Almighty", or "Obi Wan Kenobi"...'

That ...human male... wasn't even trying to look female! He even got them to call him Obi Wan Kenobi?? Ye flipping gods what is this world coming to?

How far does this nonsense have to go before someone says "Enough?" I guess pretty far if the threat of losing one's job is very real when someone can throw the Transphobe accusation at you.

David

What must I do to earn a pickled egg?

Alas, we’re out of eggs. There was a heated exchange between our Movnrovian supplier and a health and safety inspector, whose whereabouts, coincidentally, are now unknown following a mysterious electrical fire.

Can I tempt you with some hump fat?

It’s good for the… skin.

wtp

Curious...has anyone really tried the hump fat? AFAF of course...

David

as anyone really tried the hump fat?

Seize the day.

Sam Duncan

“It’s good for the… skin.”

Not so much for the camel. No wonder they're wild. I'd be livid.

“No, not you, Spot, you racist bastard !”

M8 yer dugs a Nazi, indeed.

“I wouldn’t say Mr Almighty was predictable. That wouldn’t be the word. Mr Almighty was very persistent in carrying out his behaviours. Whereas other prisoners would not have attempted it [tearing the ‘tear-proof’ clothing], he would.”

Oh, boy (or, er... whatever). You see Life in the courts.

“Scott is one of only some 100 offenders in Scotland subject to an Order for Lifelong Restriction”

“Only”.

WTP

Seize the day

Yes. I'll tell my friend.

re the forklift accident, looks like bad engineering/design/construction more than a forklift operator's mistake. From what little I can find it'a apparently from 2016 or so. Some comments I've seen say it was at an Amazon warehouse, possibly in Canada, though I see other non-US countries mentioned as well. What's interesting is that a Google Advanced Search for Amazon warehouse forklift accident on the WaPo site only returns five items. Items which only seem to refer to Amazon in the South American river sense, not the company. Yet do a general google search for Amazon warehouse forklift accident and you will see a number of stories of deaths and such. I also see a good number of (possibly) former Amazon workers commenting that such problems are not uncommon. What's also interesting is how the WaPo is all over that manager who refused to serve black people for no apparent reason. Democracy dies in darkness. Or so I've heard. Say, doesn't the guy who owns Amazon also own the WaPo? Hmm...

David

Not so much for the camel.

Yes, but a daily application takes years off a gentleman’s scrotum. Or indeed a lady’s.

Theophrastus

A pattern is emerging here:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6405081/Transgender-murderer-serving-life-sentence-granted-gender-reassignment-surgery-NHS.html

Morpork

Camel hump fat user comment (C.F. - Verified buyer):
Use it in the morning coffee in place of ghee butter.
You put ghee butter in your coffee???
Coming to a $tarbuck$ opening in your village soon...

R. Sherman

Yes, but a daily application takes years off a gentleman’s scrotum.

Quite.

I think I recall an anecdote mentioned by Lyn MacDonald's book Somme in which a British colonel was leading his regiment down a road singing the song, "Do Your Balls Hang Low." Unfortunately, Lord Kitchener--pronounced with a reverential "Harumph" following his name-- happened along behind the column and was not amused. As result, he communicated with Allenby in Palestine for advice, and from then on, scrotum health was of paramount concern in the British Army.

David

Feminism.

Sue Sims

Fascinating. Hump Fat apparently contains Conjugated Linoleic Acid, so it's quite a grammatical product.

Please, sir, may I have another cocktail for remembering to close the italic tag?

David

[ A Campari and Night Nurse slides along bar. ]

Morpork

I would have thought a Camel-Hump-on-the-Beach was more appropriate.

Jon Powers

That "story" about the oppressed female being asked why she needs two laptops is just one big humble brag.

R. Sherman

...just one big humble brag.

If it happened at all. Owning multiple electronic devices is not particularly unusual. Further, if the conversation took place in a security line, who spends his time examining other people's stuff instead of making sure one' on pile is organized for easy retrieval once one gets through? Finally, who (other than busy-body Leftists) spends his time making snarky remarks to random people he meets? At worst, it was someone trying to make benign conversation while standing in line for a security check and not a metaphor for universal toxic masculinity.

FlynPigRanch

Where can I get a bag of Wombat poo? I have to take a stool sample to the lab next week.

Daniel Ream

The lady in question's LinkedIn page.

For someone who graduated this spring and has literally never had a real job ("Insight Data Science" is a post-grad training program to help people with theoretical degrees learn how to perform real-world jobs) she seems awfully snippy.

Oh, and her "artificial intelligence work" is a "tunable movie recommender".

What was it David called these people? "Chippy mediocrities"?

Jeff Wood

I think the strangest bit was that the Sun, of all newspapers, kept referring to him as She and Her.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

This is a question apropos of nothing usually seen here, but one for y'all over in the UK -

Here in the US&A, largely owing to the lack of originality of the writers and the fact that they think the only cities in the US are LA or NYC (honorable mention, Chicago), most cop shows take place in those cities. Of course they are crime ridden, so that helps, but I digress - "Des Moines Vice", just doesn't have a lot of pizzazz.

Now it may be bias based on what is available over here, but it seems most of the England UK cop shows are set somewhere in Yorkshire, usually North Yorkshire. Is there any particular reason ? I don't see Leeds or Sheffield being perceived as the only cities in England. Are Yorkshiremen more inherently criminal than the people in Kent ? Do they get a tax break for setting stories there ?

Just curious, from my sample, it makes East St. Louis look like a rest home.

Daniel Ream

largely owing to the lack of originality of the writers and the fact that they think the only cities in the US are LA or NYC

It's more that those cities are where the TV/movie industry is, and it's much cheaper to keep all your critical people working on a production in the same place, and use the outdoor shooting locations that are a mile from the studio instead of spending a bunch of money on post-production to CGI in the skyline and the license plates.

dcardno

It's more that those cities are where the TV/movie industry is...

Which is why Breaking Bad was set in Albuquerque. They had grants / subsidies to shoot in New Mexico, and chose Albuquerque, intending that it would stand in for LA. They quickly realized that it was going to be a major pain to either use CGI to erase the Sandia Mountains, or arrange every shot to avoid them catching them in view; they threw in the towel and revised the script to change the setting.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

...and it's much cheaper to keep all your critical people working on a production in the same place...

Nope, Vancouver and Toronto are substitutes for northeast & northwest US cities because it is cheaper to shoot there, Atlanta subs for many cities, because of Georgia tax breaks and no unions (there are something like 20 films in production there now), some New Orleans films are actually shot in Mobile, and so on.

WTP

The politicians and Hollywood go through a thing every so often to fool the rubes in Flyoverlandia into thinking they’re gonna become Hollywood East. I’ve seen Central Florida (because Disney and Universal of course) and Pittsburgh and yes Georgia (basically every place I’ve lived or get considerable news from...wife and I were extras in a movie in GA). I pretty much figured damn near every locale in the US and Canada has had their pockets picked by Hollywood under the premise that the studios are looking for a low wage, low cost alternative to CA for the “long term” and thus sucker the stupid voters into thinking their short term subsidy will pay off in the long run. Because nobody questions what makes themselves so special. Schmucks.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

... fool the rubes in Flyoverlandia into thinking they’re gonna become Hollywood East...

It is true the Hollywood HQ and post production stuff are not going to leave Malibu for Weeki Wachee Springs, but it is also true that they will maximize their profits by taking advantage of cheaper labor rates and ease of shooting in the civilized states. Anecdotally, I have an acquaintance who is a movie sound guy from LA who spends about half his time on the road, and is happy as a clam when he can set his own stuff up without having to wait for a union electrician to plug in an extension cord, another union guy to hold a mike, another to tape some wires together, and so on, as he has to do in LA.

Regardless, this doesn't answer my question about Yorkshire...

Lancastrian Oik

Are Yorkshiremen more inherently criminal than the people in Kent?

They are more inherently criminal than La Cosa Nostra, and cheap with it.

Daniel Ream

Nope, Vancouver and Toronto are substitutes for northeast & northwest US cities because it is cheaper to shoot there

Depends on how much travel between the studio in LA and the primary shooting site there is. Either you keep everything close to home and set your piece in LA/NY, or you farm out everything to a Canadian production studio and let it all be done domestically.

Regardless, a quick perusal of cop shows indicates that although LA and NY are certainly well-represented, they're not as monolithic a setting as all that (things like the interminable Law & Order spinoffs are a special case; that's leveraging economy of scale)

Farnsworth M Muldoon

... they're not as monolithic a setting as all that...

Given the size of the US&A and the number and variety of the big cities, they certainly are monolithic, especially given how a successful series was shot in as boring a town as Albuquerque.

Regardless, I am more and more disinterested in the lazy and unoriginal LA dreck which is why I find myself puzzling over the fine folks of Yorkshire.

R. Sherman

...especially given how a successful series was shot in as boring a town as Albuquerque.

Lo, do we come the bickering which our host desires in these open threads. I must rise to defend Albuquerque, a town with a decent climate, fine Tex-Mex cuisine and multiple metric butt-loads of outdoor stuff to do within a two-hour radius--(a little longer for better skiing). Example here.

Pogonip

There is, or used to be, a big belly dance festival in Albuquerque called Shake and Bake. I always wanted to go but never managed.

David

For someone who graduated this spring and has literally never had a real job… she seems awfully snippy.

Well, yes. Quite. The impression given isn’t of some fiercely competent woman besieged by the Patriarchy, but of a captious, petty, thin-skinned whiner who hasn’t figured out that you can create multiple user profiles on the same laptop.

Oh, and on LinkedIn, under “experience,” she lists her Instagram account.

Daniel Ream

on LinkedIn, under “experience,” she lists her Instagram account.

Apparently that's because part of her personal brand as "AstronomerAmber" is mentoring women and girls in astronomy and astrophysics. I can't help but feel that if I were a young girl interested in the sciences I'd want a mentor who had actually done something in the field.

I know, I know. I'll report for regrooving.

David

if I were a young girl interested in the sciences I’d want a mentor who had actually done something in the field.

We’ve been here before, I think. Specifically, the last paragraph.

TomJ
...they think the only cities in the US are LA or NYC (honorable mention, Chicago), most cop shows take place in those cities.

Of the American cop (or coppish) shows I watch with any regularity, only about half fit that.

LA/NYC:
Brooklyn 99, Castle, NCIS: LA

DC based, but travel:
Bones, NCIS

Sacramento based but travels state wide:
The Mentalist

I occasionally watch the new 5-0 of its on at something else I've watched and can't be bothered to change

Maybe British FTA TV buyers filter out a lot of the clones, or maybe I just haven't been grabbed by any of the other LANY shows.

David

it seems most of the England UK cop shows are set somewhere in Yorkshire, usually North Yorkshire.

My knowledge of crime dramas extends to Bosch and Marple, so I hesitate to comment.

David

Speaking of crime and drama:

Over the weekend a couple of readers alerted me to a video that was doing the rounds on Twitter of what looked like a couple of diminutive British police officers patrolling downtown Mogadishu. Inevitably for that part of the world, a bunch of hooded thugs gave the two – a man and a woman – a good thrashing. I later learned that the incident happened in London… Oddly, forty-three hours of diversity training followed by a week-long seminar on unconscious racial biases didn’t adequately prepare these two officers for encountering actual diversity and vibrancy on the streets…

The police have spent years elevating themselves to special status whereby only they can have weapons, only they can protect you, only they can do X, Y, and Z and ordinary people “must not take the law into their hands” but instead wait for Plod to show up three days later. Yet here they are whining that they don’t want to come to work if the public won’t join them in hand-to-hand combat with a bunch of feral thugs the very same police forces won’t let us criticise.

Tim Newman on the ongoing decline of British policing.

See also Natalie Solent, here.

FatMatt

Scott and Bailey and the wonderful No Offence are both set in Manchester. Quite rightly as, in the Grand Scheme of Things, Mancs were only narrowly beaten into second place by the Orcs .

Farnsworth M Muldoon

...a town with a decent climate, fine Tex-Mex cuisine and multiple metric butt-loads of outdoor stuff to do within a two-hour radius--(a little longer for better skiing)...

So basically Jackson, Tennessee, but with a AA ball team with a cooler name...

Jen

Oddly, forty-three hours of diversity training followed by a week-long seminar on unconscious racial biases didn’t adequately prepare these two officers for encountering actual diversity and vibrancy on the streets…

That.

Adam

Doc Martin was filmed in Des Moines, Iowa for the tax breaks.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Abandon all hope Ye who enter here.

Just to get you started, an article on preparing sons for the coming matriarchy !

My vision of what The Matriarchy will be is not, “women ruling over men,” but both sexes (well, all is more accurate) governing society equally, but with a moral code based primarily on feminine principles.

Yes, all sexes, (we are off to a good start, not even genders anymore), but it will be equal among all the sexes but more equal for women. I've read this somewhere before.

Another, How to raise your son to be a cuck feminist.

This morning, I drove my children to their bus stop wearing my Wonder Woman headband. I also wear it around the house*, doing dishes and at my computer. My daughter wears it sometimes.

Oh, and my son dons the band, even my husband tried it on. Because a strong female superhero is for our whole family to respect.

Feel free to poke around, more variety than EF, but just as neurotic.

*Yeah. Normal. "Warrior". Sure.

Adam

Jackson, Tennessee has a AA baseball team: The Jackson Generals.

Farnswoth M Muldoon

Jackson, Tennessee has a AA baseball team:

I know, but Albuquerque has The Isotopes.

W

I believe Farnsworth references the AAA, not AA, Albuquerque Isotopes. Cooler is a bit problematic, in a baseball sense anyway.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Good News Everyone ! "Dr." Bateman is back!

Why is it only the ones you don't want to take off their clothes do ?

Doc Martin

Iowa, Cornwall, yeah, they're pretty much the same...

pst314

but Albuquerque has The Isotopes

Yeah, but what's their half-life?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Yeah, but what's their half-life?

4.5 innings.

David

Some people have a rather strange approach to impending family gatherings. As if the people who’ve travelled to be with them should be treated with almost a default contempt, and as if the whole thing were just a vehicle for their own adolescent hectoring.

Seems just a little sad.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Seems just a little sad.

In her case, it might just be lots of drugs, insanity, and/or an IQ slightly lower than a pickle.

I know we’re obsessing over Nancy Pelosi rn, but did you know that the speaker *doesn’t* have to be a member of the House!? Helluuuuuur where is the campaign to get Beyoncé in there.
David

In her case, it might just be lots of drugs, insanity, and/or an IQ slightly lower than a pickle.

And it’s practically an annual Twitter ritual – people declaring their plans to turn up for dinner and then promptly start arguments about politics, especially with any known or suspected conservatives, thereby revealing their own staggering brilliance.

Ms Berg is supposedly a grown woman and yet, like so many of her peers, her attitude seems juvenile. Apparently, before attending a Thanksgiving family meal, you should psyche yourself up to argue about intersectional politics and then school relatives in the latest woke pieties. Because, goddammit, they all need correcting by someone who imagines herself much smarter than they are.

It’s as if these vain, unpleasant people never get over their first year of university, when they felt a need to inform their relatives that they now, quite suddenly, know absolutely everything. If nothing else, it seems rather at odds with the spirit of the holiday.

Steve E

but Albuquerque has The Isotopes.

And El Paso has the Chihuahuas.

Nothing says baseball like a small, yappy Mexican dog.

Steve E

but with a moral code based primarily on feminine principles.

Oh goody, there's going to be a cat fight.

Och

Feel free to poke around, more variety than EF, but just as neurotic.

The Good Men Project reads like Feministing for men.

And, like those mall stores that try to spinoff their successful women’s stores, most men are going to smell something fishy and avoid it.

There’s a general rule I’ve learned that goes something like this: Any discussion about men which involves females or feminist males will eventually become a discussion about what women want from men.

If you let the Noah Brands and Jesse Kornbluths and Hugo Schwyzers run things, if you let women dictate what kinds of male feelings are acceptable, you’re going to get a site that’s about what men think women want to hear — not a site about who men really are.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Nothing says baseball like a small, yappy Mexican dog.

True, though they'll take a bite out of the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, but would be battered by the Montgomery Biscuits.

Spiny Norman

Farnsworth,

Abandon all hope Ye who enter here.

Gaah! You've found the motherload of cringe.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Gaah! You've found the motherload of cringe.

You can't say I didn't warn you...

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Continuing with our sports theme, apparently a movie about boxing is bad because of toxic masculinity, and fighters shouldn't be masculine or something. It is from Cosmo so one shouldn't expect much, but I'll spare you the whole thing.

That’s because, even more than in its predecessor, the sport has enabled Creed II's eponymous hero to embody certain elements of toxic masculinity without judgment.

The authoress' beef appears to be that Creed wasn't spending enough time with his wife and kid while training for his fight with the Russian bot, and although making a shitton of money from the fight to support them, that is bad, and the movie is bad because Creed wasn't shamed for taking up knitting pussy hats instead, I guess.

I never cease to be amazed at what these ninnies find to take the vapors over.

pst314

Abandon all hope Ye who enter here.

These "Good Men" are somewhat reminiscent of Fred Saberhagen's Goodlife.

pst314

if you let women dictate what kinds of male feelings are acceptable...

It's almost as bad as letting Muslims dictate what kinds of Christianity and Judaism are acceptable.
Oh wait--we have that, too.

Steve E

David until you get the pickled egg situation sorted out I'd like to suggest a ballsy alternative:

Prairie Oysters

The humble prairie oyster.

David

The humble prairie oyster.

Ideal for dipping.

WTP

Ideal for dipping.

In Camel Hump Fat. Or frying in CHF. Then sprinkled with some bacon bits and served over arugula. With a ranch dressing. Or so I've heard...

I never cease to be amazed at what these ninnies find to take the vapors over.

As I (sort of) said on the other thread, we reward them for getting the vapors. The louder and more obstinate that they are, the more we concede. Ostensibly to shut them up, but it really doesn't work that way. It really shouldn't be much of a surprise. Except maybe to the "grownups in the room".

Monty James

Can't speak for anyone else; I'm just sitting here drumming my fingers until the Second Civil War gets going.

WTP

Can't speak for anyone else;

She went to Jared.

Steve E

Can't speak for anyone else

The Chinese have had cosmetics for men for years--cream of sum yung gai--wait, come to think of it, that may have been a soup.

[ Submits self for re-education ]

Farnsworth M Muldoon

As if the people who’ve travelled to be with them should be treated with almost a default contempt, and as if the whole thing were just a vehicle for their own adolescent hectoring.

The DPRK News Service Responds...

[+]

"Re-becoming human"

https://twitter.com/lporiginalg/status/1065285095106392065

David

“Re-becoming human”

In a saner world, these malevolent little clowns would be chased out of town with nail guns.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

"Re-becoming human"

I notice it is that EF "training" scam again, meanwhile, an observation about a similar scam.

Pogonip

Happy Thanksgiving, fellow Yanks! 🦃

Fay

Okay boys and girls, I trust that you all have your Thanksgiving locks coiffed.

No, please, don't thank me.

Fay

From Farnsworth's link:

...it is essential that we focus on changing the voice of The Patriarchy that is whispering in our sons’ ears...

Here is what we need to encourage:

Empathy
Caring
Consensus
Dreaming
Openness
Sense of Community
Nurturing
Equality
Appreciation of Beauty
Importance of Self-Expression
Living Sustainably
Caring for Mother Earth
Respect for Women
A Strong Sense of Self Worth

And of course we still expect them to be the ones who collect our garbage, mine our resources, log our forests, build our roads and bridges, drive our long haul trucks, fight our wars, extract our oil, fix our sewers etc. All for the privilege of experiencing a 300% to 400% greater likelihood than the matriarchy of being killed, or maimed on the job.

R. Sherman

@Fay

Something tells me those worthies would not approve of this, which I've given my sons on the 18th birthdays.

Fay

@ R.Sherman
Kipling, my mother's favourite author.

"East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet."

I can't tell you how often those words fell from my mother's lips.

They informed my being.

Fay

My husband and I were in the UK in September of this year (Brighton and Hove area). I had (several years ago) driven by Kipling's former residence in Rottingdean. This time we were on a small tour of the area and the tour featured a drive by the same Kipling residence. Quite frankly I was shocked that it was deemed "politically correct" to even mention Kipling, let alone fete him!

dw

It’s as if these vain, unpleasant people never get over their first year of university, when they felt a need to inform their relatives that they now, quite suddenly, know absolutely everything.

https://twitter.com/JesseKellyDC/status/1065072417112911872

Heh

Surreptitious Evil

in Falkirk, one of the highest-security court complexes in Scotland.

Really? Not obvious to me when I did my jury duty there earlier in the year ...

Patrick Brown

Reminds me of my misspent youth as an evangelical Christian, and the youth groups I went to that told us how to talk to our non-Christian friends and relatives about Jesus. Evangelical lefties are just as annoying and self-righteous as teenage born-agains, and if anything, less likely to be embarrassed about it.

MC

Re: The Good Men Project; their strapline is: The conversation no-one else is having.

Yes... There might be a good reason for that.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

For a nice break from our home grown socialists trying to ruin the meal, Thanksgiving dinner with North Koreans*.

*(It wasn't real socialism...)

Farnsworth M Muldoon

How to be a male feminist, a play in three acts.

ftumch

#spaceshipthings

https://twitter.com/egeusz/status/1065353068454260737

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Proposed new London skyscraper.

Was a sex toy or tapeworm the model ?

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