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December 21, 2018

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Hal

Fun with folding cubes.

Fun with folding cubes.

hal

Fun with folding cubes.

Fun with folding cubes.

Fun with folding cubes.

Monty James

Dear god, that tower climbing video. Came close to fainting.

Hal

Instant boobs, for adolescent boys.

Just keeping abreast of things . . . .

Captain Nemo

100,000 stars

Beautiful as that undoubtedly is, I think that this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4wuV14QlNM playing in the background elevates it.

Erebeta

Woah. That's like a trippy, surreal Japanese version of Koyaanisqatsi.

Hal

Erebeta

Woah. That's like a trippy, surreal Japanese version of Koyaanisqatsi.

Or when in New York or so . . . .

jabrwok

More fun with cubes.

Captain Nemo

Woodward Avenue, Detroit, 1917. Do click in for the detail:

http://www.shorpy.com/files/images/4a24908u.jpg

via: https://twitter.com/RobertKwolek

sH2

Possibly related. || Things to look out for in the gentlemen’s toilets.

ISWYDT

John D

a small moment of escalating concern.

That's me reading your posts on academia.

David

Morning, all.

Batman unmasked.

ISWYDT

Sometimes these things just happen, I swear.

Hal

Woodward Avenue, Detroit, 1917. Do click in for the detail:

San Francisco, 1938. Do click in for the detail:

David

That’s me reading your posts on academia.

And me reading some of the comments.

David

Tim Newman plays polyamory bingo.

Clam

'A new Dutch boyband has been formed with the intention of preventing Brexit through their music. Launching with the single 'Britain Come Back', Breunion Boys are a five-piece formed by Dutch animation artist Julia Veldma as a "final, desperate, ultimate attempt" to stop Britain from parting with the European Union in March.'

https://www.nme.com/news/music/breunion-boys-boyband-formed-stop-brexit-2423490

[+]

The strange life of Margaret Rutherford. (h/t, Elephants Gerald) || She was the world’s first human cannonball.

ISWYDT

David

ISWYDT

That one I admit to.

Jonathan

The strange life of Margaret Rutherford.

Brilliant! Not unsurprised at the presence of mental illness in the Benn family.

Apropos of nothing in particular, Miss Rutherford was a friend of some acquaintances of my Mum and Dad, and when I was about three or four, I was introduced to her when she was up North visiting them. Sadly, I have no recollection of the occasion.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Tim Newman plays polyamory bingo.

It is interesting to note, not saying that correlation is causation, but if you wade through the data, the population most likely to engage in polyamory is also the population with the highest and most increasing rates of VD in the country, not that this is at all surprising as it mirrors the rate increases seen in the late '60s/early '70s for much the same reason, AKA, random screwing around.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

The Winterfest Carol of Godfrey Elfwick.

A veritable woke Dickens, he is.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Smashing the patriarchy*, 2018 style.

*Possibly Nicht sicher für die Arbeit

David

Miss Rutherford was a friend of some acquaintances of my Mum and Dad, and when I was about three or four, I was introduced to her when she was up North visiting them.

Get you with your Hollywood connections.

I may be due for a re-watch of Blithe Spirit.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Et tu, Clueless ?

Jonathan

Get you with your Hollywood connections.

My only claim to fame, so I'll milk it for all it's worth.

David

[ Drapes VIP rope around Jonathan’s table. ]

Jonathan

Drapes VIP rope around Jonathan’s table.

Thinks: " Why is the 'VIP' area in the back alley next to the bins?"

Jonathan

BTW, if you're feeling stressed these Christmas hols, I recommend CALMPOSTER. He's a tonic.

Sam

Fun with sand, fungus and lava

Spent nearly an hour building a death trap for those damned mites. See, they have to EAT their way to their own demise or it doesn't count. [giggles]

I now know what my toddler and I will be doing all weekend. Cheers

a different James

Apropos of nothing in particular, Miss Rutherford was a friend of some acquaintances of my Mum and Dad, and when I was about three or four, I was introduced to her when she was up North visiting them. Sadly, I have no recollection of the occasion.

The last sentence needs a bit of work if this is to be your party piece!

pst314

An intervention by Lord Vetinari is needed at the Tate Modern:
https://youtu.be/_lULIac-oQQ

Jonathan

The last sentence needs a bit of work if this is to be your party piece!

Ok, here goes:

"I chatted with La Rutherford for about an hour. It turned out that we had mutual friends in Dickie Attenborough's brood and dear old Johnny Mills's youngest girl. Needless to say, we got along famously and the evening ended with her offering me a role in her next film.

The rest is, of course, history...."

a different James

Ok, here goes:
"I chatted with La Rutherford for about an hour. It turned out that we had mutual friends in Dickie Attenborough's brood and dear old Johnny Mills's youngest girl. Needless to say, we got along famously and the evening ended with her offering me a role in her next film.
The rest is, of course, history...."


Much better.

Now, of course, you will be needing an Agent and, as it happens, ...

Hal

Now, of course, you will be needing an Agent and, as it happens, ...

Hollywood Labor Strife Looms On Two Fronts In 2019

Labor relations in Hollywood could be in for their wildest ride in decades next year, with an actors strike against the ad industry possibly coming as soon as March 31 and a potential writers walkout against their agents looming just a week later.
Pogonip

Call in Krampus and friends to settle the strike.

http://www.charlesfreger.com/portfolio/wilder-mann/#

Darleen

"You just killed a helicopter with a car!"

Captain Nemo

Historically illiterate tweet of note: https://twitter.com/TalibKweli/status/1076264241336930307

Jacob

Gifts in disguise.

I was inspired by the cat-shaped parcel and thought I'd try that one.

It's not going well.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Anthropology professor fails to grasp the concept of a normal distribution and two standard deviations to the right.

Later that same day...

Anthropology degree courtesy of Cracker Jacks™, apparently.

David

It’s not going well.

No refunds. Credit note only.

WTP
His given name, Talib (طالب), in Arabic means "student" or "seeker"; Kweli means "true" in Swahili.
Just so you know.
Farnsworth M Muldoon

Historically illiterate tweet of note...

That one ranks up there with one wherein some idiot took umbrage with the statement that the US railroads were built by the Irish and Chinese and pointed out that blacks built the underground railroad.

Meanwhile, Mr. Zimmerman brings you The Real Deal.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Possibly related.

Possibly related to possibly related.

Syclops

The anthropology professor of note used the term "bleeding irony" to attempt to insult her critics. But, irony is always about distance--mostly metaphorical or literary in some way--and as such it is never 'close' enough to bleed. That is, 'bleeding irony' is pretty close to a contradiction. Put another way, the ironic person never bleeds, as that is the whole point of being ironic.

David

Possibly related to possibly related.

Oh my.

Syclops

Sorry, I know the previous comment sounds stilted, but I wanted to try out the system here for posting comments.

Jonathan

Shots Fired

David

Shots Fired

Wow. I feel positively low maintenance.

David

Interesting use of the word disproportionately.

WTP

Waiting for some SJWs to point out that accusations of racism are disproportionately made against wypipo. Same with sexism and men. Waiting...waiting...

Mags

Interesting use of the word disproportionately.

Reality is racist.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

First haggis, and now this. The Scots should stick to whisky, I think, and leave food to others.

pst314

First haggis, and now this.

It's less disgusting than haggis. < /damning with faint praise >

pst314

The Scots should stick to whisky

But that may be the root cause of their food.

Darleen
“If the truth offends people, it is our job as scientists to offend them.”

That is how you answer students trying to ban you because “People like him reinforce the violence of science”

David

Scenes.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Scenes.

TBF, floaters in one's field of vision are a known phenomenon, but that is taking it to extremes.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Speaking of Scots...

jabrwok

Reality is racist.

Interesting. And here I thought that their disproportionate-to-their-percentage-of-the-population representation in crime statistics and prisons was due to the Legacy of Slavery. Didn't realize that the history of slavery here in the Colonies was so powerful that it drove blacks in Britain to crime as well!

Kind of like how the Patriarchy enforces its sexual norms even in non-human species. Is there anything that cisheteronormative White Men can't do?

Pogonip

Do they have haggis ice cream?

Hal

First haggis, and now this.

Ehhhhnnnn, not really, happily.

While that one is in Aberdeen, doing odd things with ice cream keeps getting staged all over . . .

Hal

I was skimming through Google news, and . . . . Oops.

According to The Times, she wrote: “What I do know is that I am in good biblical company along with Joseph, Moses, Daniel and his three Hebrew friends who were each found guilty by the courts of their day.
. . . .

“Of course this is equally true of Christ who was accused and convicted by the courts of his day and yet this was not his end but rather the beginning of the next chapter in his story.”

Quite so.

I'm Buddhist, but I do remember that Jesus is best noted for riding a donkey at 41mph in a 30mph zone of Jerusalem. Moses, of course, was a notorious liar who insisted to everyone that something about a rain of frogs and blood in the water had nothing to do with him, was actually a slight tiff between Isis and Osiris, really . . . . .

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