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January 18, 2019

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Farnsworth M Muldoon

You want a pair and you know it.

Yeah boy howdy, these millennials and their wild futuristic new inventions.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Dammit. Oh.Wait a tic.

Ted S., Catskill Mtns., NY, USA

A side of James Mason you never knew

Steve E

Ladies ogling men in old movies

Recently seen on a Birthday Card:

3 Little old ladies sitting on a park bench get flashed by a man in a trench coat.
The first little old lady had a stroke.
The second little old lady had a stroke;
and the third little old lady's arms weren't long enough.

Wat? Oh, I thought it said old ladies ogling men. Sorry.

Steve E

“Truthful statements can… meet the definition of hate speech.”

Welcome to Canada and if you think you'd have to go far to find examples of this type of ridiculousness you'd be wrong.

Only this week, a "star" Liberal candidate running in a Burnaby South by election was forced to resign when she said, "My opponent in this by election is the NDP candidate Singh of Indian descent!" Her opponent is Jagmeet Singh, leader of the NDP and a Sikh man of Indian descent.

The "star" candidate is Karen Wang a Chinese Canadian who was appealing to the large Chinese population in her riding. She was making an appeal for votes on WeChat, a Chinese social media platform.

https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/warmington-liberals-offer-no-quarter-to-ousted-b-c-candidate

The Liberals, the self-proclaimed party of tolerance, dropped her like a hot potato with no chance for redemption despite the fact they had forgiven their feminist leader, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for groping a reporter.

So you see in Canada the truth can be viewed as hate speech and get you canned.

Clam

Star Trek: TNG as it was meant to be seen.

I'd watch.

Darleen

This collection of synthesizers is way bigger than yours.

Had hubby watching this over my shoulder - he was identifying with glee many of the synths he's worked on in the past (14 years as a professional tech for keyboards, synths, etc - how he got a gig as a roadie on Dio tour in mid-80s).

The Yamaha DX7 near the end? Got one of those - he picked it up off ebay for really cheap because owner couldn't get it fixed.

Works fine now. Heh.

Clam

Skillz.

I think I'm in love.

David

Morning, all.

I’d watch.

It’s not without potential.

David

Had hubby watching this over my shoulder

Heh. “Had one of those, wanted one of those… Ooh, never seen that one…”

svh

Hairy and dilated.

Wasn't sure what to expect. It wasn't that.

Alice

"Dog Accidentally Runs Half-Marathon After Being Let Out For Pee, Finishes 7th"

http://www.sportbible.com/other/news-reactions-take-a-bow-dog-accidentally-runs-half-marathon-after-being-let-out-for-pee-20190116

hat tip Instapundit.

David

Heh.

jones

"Hairy and dilated"

Wet too.

Jen

Hairy and dilated.

This is why I worry about clicking on your Friday links...

sH2

Jeremy Corbin.

David

This is why I worry about clicking on your Friday links...

And this is my innocent face.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Friday links...

Keith Richards does the ageing challenge.

Has your child been culturally interpreted ?

A mystery.

Those darn wypipo.

FInally, Risk, as if played by actual countries.

David

Has your child been culturally interpreted?

The needless, endless convolution in “social justice” thinking, such as it is, may explain the prevalence of bad attitudes and mood disorders among its enthusiasts.

WTP

Sheeesh. You people will do anything to sell Range Rovers woncha? Like I’m gonna believe that story.

John D

And finally, a tough crowd to please.

'Related'.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I am pretty sure you all have had this problem, important company is coming over and your best bowl for mixed nuts is broken, but all you have is a log.

Not to worry, this gentleman shows you a quick and easy solution !

David

all you have is a log.

That’s exactly what I would have done in that situation.

[ Inflates chest. ]

Governor Squid

The needless, endless convolution in “social justice” thinking, such as it is, may explain the prevalence of bad attitudes and mood disorders among its enthusiasts.

This is another one of those correlation/causation thingies, innit?

Sam

I know Youtube's Sargon of Akkad isn't everyone's cup of tea, but this conversation with an "anti-racist activist" and congressional candidate was a perfect encapsulation of these people's worldview. We see many of the ticks our kind host has tirelessly documented:

-bold, bald assertions without explanation or evidence that form the foundation for all other assertions (that are also presented without evidence)

-being told to "google" something instead of providing explanation or evidence

-denial that the SJW position is that white people are racist followed by explaining that all white people are racist

-willful misunderstanding of the term "colorblindness" in the context of interpersonal relations

-vague conspiracy theories that are assumed to be true and obvious rather than contentious and, again, requiring explanation and perhaps some evidence

-unironic use of the word "problematic" (twice!)

-Cathy Newman-esque 404 error when SJW logic is turned around on her (this was the best part IMO. if you want to see what cognitive dissonance looks like on a human face you'll be hard pressed to find a better example)

-demanding evidence when a bold assertion counter to her worldview is made (in this case, that blacks owned slaves) without a shred of self-awareness, and of course

-rage quitting when challenged with said bold assertion

I don't normally push Sargon on people but this one is worth checking out.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

...(in this case, that blacks owned slaves)...

From the reliably leftist "The Root" who brought us 10 reasons why everything is rayciss above:

One of the most vexing questions in African-American history is whether free African Americans themselves owned slaves. The short answer to this question, as you might suspect, is yes, of course; some free black people in this country bought and sold other black people, and did so at least since 1654, continuing to do so right through the Civil War.

I would add that black people of one tribe selling blacks of other tribes to Arabs and White slavers makes them "complicit" in the slavery, despite the harpy's protestations.

It is not so much that these idiots are ignorant, but that they are proud and willfully ignorant.

As an aside, I don't know of, or have ever heard of in person or elsewhere, a wypipo being upset, offended, or otherwise put out by being called "White"*. "No Taliban ever called me honkey."


*Rachael "Ain't Jemima" Dolezal and Shaun "Martin Luther Cream" King excepted.

Sam

I don't know of, or have ever heard of in person or elsewhere, a wypipo being upset, offended, or otherwise put out by being called "White"

During her spiel about being called "brown" and "that Indian friend of yours" etc I wished Sargon would've asked what she would expect to be called in India, and how she would expect someone like Sargon to be described in that part of the world.

Also: "Ain't Jemima". LOL, awesome.

David

It is not so much that these idiots are ignorant, but that they are proud and wilfully ignorant.

If your worldview and social status are premised on scolding others and trying to make them feel guilty for some supposed collective sin, with a view to making them cowed and neurotic - because hey, that’s so satisfying - then there’s little incentive to engage with facts that might interfere with that process. Hence the hair-trigger indignation and rhetorical door-slam.

Steve E

I would add that black people of one tribe selling blacks of other tribes to Arabs and White slavers makes them "complicit" in the slavery

It's unfortunate the tribes involved in slavery have no written histories or records of births, deaths, etc. It would make Mr. Gates PBS show far more entertaining if he were to inform one of his famous guests that they came from a line of notorious slave traders and they happened to be black.

Sam Duncan

“Crafting With Cat Hair.”

My eyes have started streaming just at the thought of it.

“A short history of the long-necked theorbo lute.”

Finally!

“This collection of synthesizers is way bigger than yours.”

It actually took literally a minute before I realised that the subtitles are in French too. High school must have done more good than I thought.

“Yeah boy howdy, these millennials and their wild futuristic new inventions.”

Maplin's used to sell heated gloves. And socks. In fact, my memory may be playing tricks on me here, but I've even a vague recollection of trousers too. Who doesn't want electric trousers?

David

My eyes have started streaming just at the thought of it.

But imagine. A cat-hair coin purse! Cat-hair Christmas ornaments! The possibilities are endless.

WTP

Electric boots. Like mohair suits, I think I read it in a magazine. Oh, yeah. OCD again.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Maplin's used to sell heated gloves.

Who doesn't ?

I got a friend who was perpetually complaining about her office being too cold a pair like these several years ago. Next we'll have some twit millenial "invent" a brand new food made with meat and cheese between two slices of bread.

The Sage

As this hasn't made it's way here yet, for your edification, here are some cross-dressing Nazis.

Tor Schlusspanik

if you want to see what cognitive dissonance looks like on a human face you'll be hard pressed to find a better example

American Indians (dot not feather) should experience cognitive dissonance when they're condemning the United States, a country in which they have shallow roots and which owes them no historical debt, for its racial hierarchy of all things.

The newly activist generation of Indian-Americans, the children of immigrants, don't have to look far to find systems of racial hierarchy and ethnic favoritism - their own parents pestering them to marry somebody of the same caste, or to hire a cousin from the old country. It takes a lot of jumping through hoops to attribute this to being oppressed by whites either in the new country or the old country. India was caste-ridden and Ayran supremacist for thousands of years before the British came, with the higher castes tending to have lighter skin.

It's understandable that an Indian-American who grew up in Richmond Virginia has unresolved high school issues. Apart from the normal teenage angst, she would have felt like an outsider because she was an outsider. She would have resented her Becky classmates for looking like Barbie dolls, and resented her Barbie dolls for looking like her Becky classmates. It's believable that her nerdy undersized male co-ethnics got pushed around, not only by white James Spader types, but by blacks and Hispanics. And she probably had embarrassing parents, with Apu Nahasapeemapetilon accents that spoiled her attempts at passing, and embarrassing opinions that spoiled her progessive cred (Becky's mom: "it's such a good school district", Saira's mom: "yes, there are not many blacks").

Squires

The newly activist generation of Indian-Americans, the children of immigrants, don't have to look far to find systems of racial hierarchy and ethnic favoritism...

New Brunswick, NJ, in the early Aughts: On a certain night at a certain bar, there had arrived a large number of Indian students, no few of them female. Drinking buddy suggested going over there from our regular drinking hole to try our luck. I shook my head, amused at his optimistic naïveté. No, I said. Most of those girls would let you take them home if they took a liking to you, or date you on the down-low, a dirty little secret, if, a big “if”, they met you without any male siblings, or cousins, or friends-of-the-family in tow. And only if any fellow Indian females around were girls they especially trusted to keep their mouths shut.

But tonight, my friend? Tonight if we go in there and you show anything a hair past platonic interest, at best you will be summarily dismissed no matter how the girl might have answered at another time, and at worst I’m going to have to put on a scary bastard act to get you back out intact.

Flubber

if you want to see what cognitive dissonance looks like on a human face you'll be hard pressed to find a better example

Its also an aeons example of an ugly woman bitter about her lot in life, finding some excuse to justify her anger and hate. Oh and don't forget mind boggling stupidty.

Fred the Fourth

When all you have is a log...
That's a nice piece, but his technique is hair-raising.
I try to keep the work within an inch of the toolrest, cuz if it gets much longer, and you catch the toolend in the workpiece, the tool can get violently flung up in the general direction of your face.
Ask me how I know.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I hope this is parody, if not, there is no hope for the new generation.

Steve E

And only if any fellow Indian females around were girls they especially trusted to keep their mouths shut.

The same group pressure is called racism when it occurs among white groups. This whole "it can't be racism unless there is a power dynamic" is intellectually lazy. In fact, without it the whole "only whites can be racist" can't be defended even by the loony, lazy left.

A friend's daughter in second year university was asked in one of her psyche or soch courses to unpack her backpack of privilege. It really pissed her off because her friend was given a free pass. My friend's daughter was from a lower middle class background and worked to put herself through university. Her friend, who happened to be black, was the daughter of an upper middle class surgeon who lived in a $5-million, 7,200 square foot home in one of the country's wealthiest neighbourhoods, drove a Porsche, and had received a free ride her whole life through the best private schools.

But institutionalized racism.

John Square

Ref Synths

Heh. “Had one of those, wanted one of those… Ooh, never seen that one…”

Didn't realise there were that many of us here. I bought a Korg Monologue the other day- its a wonderful machine- far better than the Jen 1000SX it replaces. I just need to replace the EMU emax I sold about six months ago, and I'm back to full strength.

David- can you start muscling in on Synthtopia's territory, please? It'd save me having to visit two sites.

David

David- can you start muscling in on Synthtopia’s territory, please?

My interest is largely nostalgic and not particularly technical.

Jonathan

A heartwarming story of anti-racism and true love.

( Warning: Actually, it might make you angry)

via Battle Beagle

jabrwok

A heartwarming story

The wages of sin is death. Hopefully those idiot women will serve as a useful warning to others.

Spiny Norman

Farnsworth,

Those darn wypipo.

That article/post seemed to be rather obvious sarcasm, but the comments definitely were not.

What am I missing?

Darleen

That article/post seemed to be rather obvious sarcasm,

It's in The Root, so I'm not so sure.

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