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March 22, 2019

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Hal

Clouds

I was helping load in a costumer's convention one time, where we had to pick up stuff here and there, mannequins and costumes and such, where at one point we were getting the truck loaded with most of one load, and then looked way uphill, up the street, noted the advancing curtain of water---Ok, MOVE NOW!!!!!!!

Hal

Things “we need to talk about,” #204.

Now, now, Irma Bunt did have Ernst, after all . . . .

Hal

Urine wheels and other pee-related wonders

The chart became a big hit among medieval physicians.
TimT

Tidy mouse.

Hal

The pebble palace and other art gardens.

Nice staircase . . .

Hal

Piety displayed, then sudden difficulties.

As ever . . .

TimT

Let's try that again, not sure what happened there.

Tidy mouse.

Hal

At last, competitive slapping.

Fish dance.

Hal

And finally, I bring you some next-level performance art.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Up, or down??

Hal

Let's try that again, not sure what happened there.

. . . . . Apparently in the first time pasting, the first part of the link got dropped.

"l.co.uk/news/article-6821975/PenEtc . . . . ."

Sam Duncan

Speaking of mice, apparently Disney have been making these since 2013. Why did nobody tell me?

They seem to owe more to Bob Clampett and Tex Avery than ol' Walt, but dammit, they're funny. And there doesn't seem to have been any attempt to SJW-ify “modernize” them, either (“You got it, toots!”).

Pogonip

David, I love you. The black dog’s been biting at my heels again, and your funny stuff, especially Ephemera, always helps.

(Clinical depression runs in the family on my mom’s side, striking the females between the ages of 55-60, so I’m right on schedule. Spells between bouts are lengthening so I am hoping it will gradually fade off, as it did for everyone else.)

Mr. Churchill, will you please come get your damn dog? I sure don’t want him.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

They seem nice.

Ten

Word-pile detected.

And this is called philosophy, PhD-grade. I might add that against this particular form normal humanity has erected no sound defense except intermittent, informal criticism.

In the 21st Century, therefore, philosophy is itself an existential crisis to which there is no solution.

Daniel Ream

They seem to owe more to Bob Clampett and Tex Avery

That's a funny way to spell John Kricfalusi.

Mags

Word-pile detected. || At last, competitive slapping.

I see what you did there.

Mags

And finally, I bring you some next-level performance art.

Actual LOL

TimT

The thing really standing out for me in that Word-pile is not so much the bizarrely heterogeneous concatenation of academic wank-words. It's the fact that it's a thesis that is all about the author. It's Narcissus looking at himself in a book, a grotesquely overlong justification of self-love.

David

Morning, all.

Actual LOL

I don’t see any art there, any aesthetic, but it is at least quite cartoonish, and might have made for an amusing advert of some kind. Which is something, I suppose.

Baby steps.

David

The decline of both academia and the mainstream media captured conveniently in one post.

David

It’s Narcissus looking at himself in a book, a grotesquely overlong justification of self-love.

The word autoethnography should always trigger an alarm for impending bollocks, especially when combined with the standard incantations of “white supremacy,” “neoliberalism,” etc. You’d think the stench of mental death would scare people away. But some seem drawn to it.

Gunker

The pebble palace and other art gardens.

The Owlhouse, Nieu Bethesda

Mike

Beating organ.

Band name.

David

Socialist theatre:

Via Damian.

Jonathan

I think This is called 'revealed preference'.

Alice

Socialist theatre:

A.k.a. lying.

David

A.k.a. lying.

A.k.a. business as usual.

David

I think this is called ‘revealed preference’.

It must be strange to live in a near-continual state of dissonance and pretending. And presumably, of worrying that these dishonesties will be discovered, as above. But such is modern leftism.

Pogonip

Not only is Peterson not alt-right, blogger Vox Day, who DOES appeal to the alt-right, thinks he’s insanely evil and even wrote a book to that effect, Jordanetics.

(Not sure if Vox Day considers himself alt-right or not, but he seems fairly popular with those who do.)

Ted S, Catskill Mtns, NY, USA

where we had to pick up stuff here and there, mannequins and costumes and such,

Speaking of mannequins....

David

Not only is Peterson not alt-right,

And note that the author of this smugly ignorant smear, Rosemary Bennett, isn’t some freelancer or newbie, but the paper’s Education Editor – a woman with 17 years’ experience and previous, statusful gigs at Reuters and the FT. Ms Bennett is currently ignoring numerous corrections of her piece on Twitter.

Ten

Newsweek Producer

Band name.

pst314

Vox Day, who DOES appeal to the alt-right, thinks he’s insanely evil

Somebody linked a few months ago to something Vox Day wrote about Peterson. I didn't have time to read the whole thing, but at first glance it certainly puzzled me.

David

This just in: “Mother” is “no longer a gender-specific term.” Please update your files and lifestyles accordingly.

RNB

"Urine wheels." Honest to God, my first thought was "overshot or undershot?"

Steve E

I don’t see any art there...

No nudity! No menstrual blood! It can't be art.

At least it's clever and promises the possibility of self-inflicted violence, so it has a Steve-O kind of vibe going for it. And by violence, I mean real violence. Not the rhetorical kind most often discussed in the clown quarter.

PiperPaul

"Impending Bollocks".

Band name.

David

Band name.

And now it sounds vaguely lascivious.

aelfheld

The 'performance art' would have been more interesting with a pneumatic hammer.

David

Deploy the diabolical White Man Weather Machine.

Pogonip

Hi pst314,

I think Vox Day gets obsessed with things, like blogger Rod Dreher does. Vox Day was obsessed with trashing the Hugo Awards (science fiction awards) for quite a while, because they are infested with SJWs, like everything else in mainstream publishing. He’s a very rich trust-fund kid so he set up his own publishing house to compete with the SJWs and seems to be holding his own. Good for him. He published Marian Bradley’s daughter’s reminiscences blowing the lid off the sleazy part of science-fiction “fandom,” when no mainstream publisher would touch it, Bradley being revered among feminists for writing a feminist (and very bad) version of King Arthur. Good for him. Then he feuded with science fiction writer John Scalzi. That one was probably a publicity stunt benefiting both parties as Scalzi responded with enthusiasm, calling Vox Day a “racist sexist homophobic dipshit.” (Scalzi has put all his eggs in the SJW basket and so appears to be distinctly nervous about the inevitable day his fans notice that he is OMG SMH a white guy.). After a while Scalzi seems to have figured that being the anti-Vox Day will keep him safe for quite a while so he dropped the feud. Vox Day then moved on to Jordan Peterson, who of course was not even aware of his existence, and at that point it got so ridiculous I quit reading. Vox Day does break stories, e. g. the Bradley story, so I check in every so often but don’t read him regularly any more.

He also subscribes to sorting men’s personalities into groups named after Greek letters, Alpha, Beta, Delta, and so forth. That kind of scheme always reminds me of those women’s-magazine personality tests, but his fans seemed to love it, so good on him for providing it for them. If you enjoy hundred-comment discussions about whether So-and-so is Alpha, Beta, or the dreaded Gamma, Vox Day is your man.

WTP

Urine Wheels

The name or our third album. The slight come-back one after the disappointing second one, which 20 years from now will then be considered the superior effort but whose initial success at release was dismissed as being only liked by fan bios.. Do they still have albums? May need to restratigize.

Rowdy

Pogo, voxday also seems to be convinced of a massive conspiracy to run the world on the part of <<>>. Is that the right number of <<<>>>?

I really don't get his Jordan Peterson fixation though; jp is the enemy of my enemy as far as I'm concerned.

David

The name of our third album.

[ Looks in mirror, starts practising moody pout. ]

The kids like moody pouting, right?

And flugelhorn solos.

Jonathan

@ Sam Duncan:

....apparently Disney have been making these since 2013.

That was pretty good. As you say, a 'modernised' Mickey but still something you'd let kids watch.

Jonathan

Looks in mirror, starts practising moody pout.

Davids place right now.

Daniel Ream

He published Marian Bradley’s daughter’s reminiscences blowing the lid off the sleazy part of science-fiction “fandom,”

The most tragic thing about all of that - aside from the chold molesting, obviously - is that there was no lid. Everyone involved in the con scene has known about all of this and much more besides (do some Googling for Ed Kramer, the founder of DragonCon) for decades. It's the worst kept secret in fandom. I punched out in the mid-2000's because I could no longer stomach the excusing and the defending of these people by the community.

David

David’s place right now.

Actually, at the moment it’s more like this.

Jonathan

Actually, at the moment it’s more like this.

Too many steak slices will do that....

Jay

I think this qualifies as performance art. Pranking the high fashion world with an outrageous outfit and performance

https://fstoppers.com/fashion/youtubers-prank-london-fashion-week-photographers-faking-model-ridiculous-349757

Steve E

Actually, at the moment it’s more like this.

Funny, I always pictured it more like this. Complete with henchlesbians wearing structured latex garbage bag outfits (at the 3:05 mark).

pst314

Everyone involved in the con scene has known about all of this and much more besides (do some Googling for Ed Kramer, the founder of DragonCon) for decades. It's the worst kept secret in fandom.

I never heard of it until the news broke a few years ago. No awareness at all. But maybe I was not deeply enough involved in that culture.

pst314

Pogonip He published Marian Bradley’s daughter’s reminiscences blowing the lid off the sleazy part of science-fiction “fandom,” when no mainstream publisher would touch it, Bradley being revered among feminists for writing a feminist (and very bad) version of King Arthur.

I used to know a lot of Bradley fans back in the 70's/80's, and never heard anything about the scandal until the book was published and it was covered by various blogs. The excessive enthusiasm for Bradley always put me off a bit and I never got around to reading her books.

Sonny Wayze

Regarding J Peterson and that NZ bookseller which pulled his book. I just checked their website.

Mein Kampf is still offered. Make of that what you will.

Watcher In The Dark

I like the Swedish interviewees who love inclusivity but suddenly baulk at actually having a Swedish Chef in their homes.

Muppets.

Hal

And flugelhorn solos.

A man was exploring . . .

Hal

David’s place right now.

Actually, at the moment it’s more like this.

Oh, something other than Strangefellows???

Pogonip

I’ve seen those (((((s on a couple of sites, including Vox Day’s. Not sure what they mean but they are probably part of some nefarious plot involving Jordan Peterson.

Pogonip

David, since it’s your site, it’s high time you were asked: What do YOU think of Brexit?

David

it’s high time you were asked: What do YOU think of Brexit?

I’m in favour. Many of the reasons are listed here, in fairly entertaining form.

Rowdy

Pogonip, it's a secret handshake way of denoting Jews without actually typing the J word.

Hal

Two band names:

Nipples On A Pumpkin

---And extending from The Band, of course,

Band Name

Sam

“Weighed only slightly more than a pack of butter.”

[ quietly dries eyes ]

Pogonip

Thanks, Rowdy!

It WAS a secret...

Hal

What do YOU think of Brexit?

Brexit festivities, summarized . . .

Jonathan

[ quietly dries eyes ]

"It's just a collection of cells you Nazi!

Insane isn't it?

Sam

Socialist theatre

Putting aside the Harvard/Newsweek mic drop,

(1) how are dunkaroos and fruit rollups a sign of poverty? Am I missing something? They are luxury kid snacks FFS. Were her peers getting candied caviar or someshit?

(2) among the population who would publicly agree that millennials have never experienced American prosperity, what would you say the spit is between those who are being willfully obtuse (for political gain) and those who earnestly believe they've not "experienced prosperity"?

Sam Duncan

“That's a funny way to spell John Kricfalusi”

I spent five minutes trying to remember that dude's name (and in the cold light of day, I still don't know why I didn't just search “Ren & Stimpy”). Of course, you're absolutely right in terms of art style, but I was thinking more about the contemporaries of the original 1920s-'40s Mickey shorts.

Pst314

Pogonip, it's a secret handshake way of denoting Jews without actually typing the J word.

So Vox Day doesn’t like Jews either?

jabrwok

I can't say it's how I visualized Thompson's Bar (I've always thought of it as a smoky, dark, kinda greasy place, with questionable clientèle and rather butch waitresses), but if we're suggesting musical acts, I'd like to propose these lovelies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=0HKfjsM2hSw

David

I’d like to propose these lovelies:

I hesitate to share this, but I started playing the video and The Other Half, seated some distance away, said, “Is it Momoland?”

I hadn’t even reached the chorus, by the way.

Elephants  Gerald

"I'd like to propose these lovelies..."

Momoland gets an 8 - but EXID really shifts the floor....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfXZ6ydgZyo

Pogonip

What weighed only slightly more than a pack of butter? I missed something.

Elephants Gerald

Or some Red Velvet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glXgSSOKlls

or even some Orange Caramel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Med2XipHJJM

jabrwok

I hesitate to share this

LOL! I recently discovered that video via one of the anime-blogs I follow (Wonderduck's Pond if anyone's curious, the proprietor of which is going through a rough spot at the moment, alas).

Liked it more for the visuals than the music if I'm being completely honest, though the bubble-gum audio wasn't particularly off-putting either. Not sure how I should interpret TOH's familiarity with the group...

jabrwok

Hmm, did I not hit "post"? Or did the spam filter finally notice me?

Sam

[ clicks on each of Elephants' link ]

Aaaaaaaand my quota for K-pop is full. Though I do find myself quite hungry for some reason.

jabrwok

What weighed only slightly more than a pack of butter? I missed something.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/02/27/worlds-smallest-baby-boy-sent-home-months-tokyo-hospital/

World's smallest baby. Born four months premature. Survived.

Pogonip

Oh, yes, I remember him now! I wish him a happy life and lots of grandchildren to tell his story to.

Son of Pogonip weighed somewhere around 8 lb at birth and was, if I remember right, 22 inches long. His foot would fit in my mouth. A mere 12 years later, it wouldn’t fit in my shoe. 40 years later he’s 6’4” and 260 lb.

It all leads back to when I spilled the Miracle-Gro on my hand while pregnant.

David

Or did the spam filter finally notice me?

She did. Freed.

jabrwok

And now the comment that didn't appear...appears! Thanks David, or Spam Filter Goddess.

Pogonip

Oh, that’s K-Pop! I’d read about it but never heard any. And my aunt’s from S. Korea. But we don’t hear much from them and they live on the other end of the U.S.

David

but EXID really shifts the floor....

Oh-oh. You’ve rattled his chain.

코끼리 제라드 (Elephants Gerald)

Dear Jabrwok

I am TOH and I'm afraid I have a serious KPOP habit. Checks Google Music "Recently Added" Playlist
The most recent 434 tracks are all Korean.

진짜 좋아 요

David

The most recent 434 tracks are all Korean.

And people wonder why I blog.

jabrwok

Well, there are worse habits:-D.

Chester Draws

I think this qualifies as performance art.

I agree. It actually pokes fun at the modern establishment.

The establishment that woke "performance artists" think they are attacking hasn't existed for a long time now.

Pogonip

David, why do you blog?

Sam

I guess everyone is just gonna let our host DEAD NAME THE SPAM FILTER, HUH?!?

BE [ clap ] BETTER [ clap ] DAVID [ clap ]

ComputerLabRat

What is with the clap and all caps thing? I see it on Twitter stuff linked here, at Insty, etc. I gather it's some SJW thing - is it like the sassy black woman head-shoulder wiggle/finger snaps thing? At least that is done in real life - is this thing performed or just a twatter emoji thing?

I'm not sure how I'd react if someone actually did that to me. Probably laugh. It wouldn't end well, I think.

Pogonip

I always think of our bar here as resembling one of those dubious joints Samurai Jack was always wandering into.

Pogonip

“Dead name the spam filter”?

It’s a code, right? David replies with “The ostrich susurrates at midnight” and you hand over the information that saves the world, or at least David’s liquor license?

David

why do you blog?

I seem to be reasonably good at it. And like most people, I enjoy doing things I’m good at.

Also, tip jar.

neal

Helen Urine Wheels.
Oh, and the hobo with gold that built Tinkertown up the street worked in the carnival circuit across the states and repurposed the gypsy automatons with very tiny handbuilt people, from locally sourced clay deposits.
Of course, this is New Mexico and is streaming in theatres.
Even the graves of previous trailer parks get makeovers.

ComputerLabRat

And finally, I bring you some next-level performance art.

I clicked the link, watched the vid...ok got partway, skipped to the end to test my theory... and it actually wasn't half bad. Not art, but not eyebleach-worthy, either. It might have been better if he set it up to actually crack and reveal his head at the end. Like a geode, or an egg hatching.

It all seemed rather pointless, once I figured out what he was doing. Maybe the "art" is in conning someone to pay him to do that!

Pogonip

I’m thinking about blogging myself. How long did it take the blog to become srlf-supporting?

Pogonip

Er, sElf-supporting.

Maybe I should learn to type first.

pst314

Elf-supporting? I dunno, those elves can be pretty annoying.

jabrwok

Sooooo, Elephants-sensei...just out of curiosity, where might one download Momoland's oeuvre?

Asking for a friend.

Hal

Uri Geller declares Brexit to be cancelled.

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