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May 28, 2019

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sH2

My bicuspids beg to be theorised.

Honk honk.

David

Honk honk.

Hence the term Clown Quarter.

You read these things and what’s striking is the shamelessness - there’s basically just a strained metaphor, some “autoethnography,” i.e., unsupported anecdotal rambling, and a predetermined conclusion – in this case, as so often, bad whitey. Those “arrogant and ignorant straight and White identities.” How the author gets there doesn’t seem important – any glib contrivance will do, apparently. What matters, all that matters, is that the predetermined conclusion is arrived at and professed. And so, teeth brushing is baldly and repeatedly conflated with “whiteness,” some allegedly pathological state.

ACTOldFart

Now now I know it's bad, but let's not get down in the mouth about all this.

Hal

My teeth… have written on my body and have been written on by my body. My canines speak volumes. My incisors have something to say. My bicuspids beg to be theorised. My molars desperately . . . .

I sit on the floor and pick my nose
and think of dirty things
Of deviant dwarves who suck their toes
and elves who drub their dings.

I sit on the floor and pick my nose
and dream exotic dreams
Of dragons who dress in rubber clothes
and trolls who do it in teams

I sit on the floor and pick my nose
and wish for a thrill or two
For a goblin who goes in for a few no-noes
Or an orc with a thing about glue.

And all of the while I sit and pick
I think of such jolly things
Of whips and screws and leather slacks
Of frottages and stings.

---Bored Of The Rings

Steve

I'm sure I speak for all sane people when I say, "What?"

Rafi

a strained metaphor, some “autoethnography,” i.e., unsupported anecdotal rambling, and a predetermined conclusion

But still published.

David

But still published.

Again, shamelessness. As if the odds of ever being called out on this flimflam were practically zero. Maybe that tells us something.

pst314

But still published.

Illustrating just how corrupt academia has become.

Squirrelfmradio

One supposes the author was either dropped on his head too much as a child or not enough. Good Lord.

pst314

Sir Roger Scruton suggests getting rid of existing universities (or at least their humanities departments):
https://humanevents.com/2019/05/13/roger-scruton-get-rid-of-universities-altogether/

David

I’m sure I speak for all sane people when I say, “What?”

When you’re reduced to namedropping Judith Butler - this Judith Butler - to make yourself sound profound, it’s probably time to rethink your life choices.

Farnsworth M Muldoon
By using straight and white teeth as a metaphor for a straight and White identity, the author reflects on how this identity is performed, maintained, and often problematic...These voices illustrate how education, religion, and hygiene make and maintain (often) arrogant and ignorant straight and White identities.

The beauty part of teeth is that if one is trouble by their problematic straight whiteness it is a matter of no work at all to have them be any color at all from off-white to yellow to jet black, as straight or unstraight as one wants, and with a little selective maintenance one can have a mouth that is a veritable wonderland of dental diversity.

Another problematic problem sorted.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Related, wypipo supremacy brings us another hygiene problem because ytes don't wash their legs, or something.

WTP

When you’re reduced to namedropping Judith Butler

Actually, I first read that as Justin Bieber...so...?

David

Writing “queer studies” papers about the “uninterrogated Whiteness” of routine dental hygiene ought to feel like being spotted by a former lover while you panhandle for change outside a low-end supermarket.

MC

WTF is the thing about white people not washing their legs? Do the people in that thread genuinely think white people don't wash? Are they deranged or racist or both?

I read the abstract of Meyers' 'paper'. It appears to be written in a language similar to, yet absolutely not, English.

Dates from 2008 too; I wonder if he writes in English these days?

Clam

My teeth… have written on my body

No they haven't.

and have been written on by my body.

No they haven't.

My canines speak volumes. My incisors have something to say.

No and no.

My molars desperately want to be understood.

No they don't.

My bicuspids beg to be theorised.

No they don't.

David

No they don’t.

Heh. As paragraphs go, it’s not the most convincing.

Sam Duncan

“... allegedly reveal the 'uninterrogated Whiteness' of routine dental hygiene and its role in maintaining 'arrogant and ignorant straight and White identities.'

Yeah? Wait till he* gets a toothache.

*I neither know nor care.

Governor Squid

Yeah? Wait till he* gets a toothache.

Poetic justice, if you ask me.

Darleen

Related, wypipo supremacy brings us another hygiene problem because ytes don't wash their legs, or something.

What fresh hell was that?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

What fresh hell was that?

Ya ne znayu, apparently POCs think ytes don't wash their legs which would be racyiss if it weren't for the fact that only wypipo can be rayciss, but the fact that patriarchial oppression forces wymxn to shave their legs which in turn means they must wash them would seem to counter the non-rayciss POC belief, so maybe it is only yte men and yte wxmyn who identify as men who don't wash zer legs.

I am sure there is an academic paper in this.

David

No they don’t.

As Instapundit says, “When taxpayers tire of subsidising this sort of thing, we’ll be told it’s because of ‘anti-intellectualism’...”

Darleen

POCs think ytes don't wash their legs which would be racyiss

Yeah ... loved to see these POCers reaction to a thread of wypipos discussing how they just know POCers don't use toilet paper.

PiperPaul


(Sorry)

WTP

When taxpayers tire of subsidising this sort of thing, we’ll be told it’s because of ‘anti-intellectualism’...”

There's a professor of philosophy at a public university whose blog I comment on. This is his basic, get-out-of-logic-free fall back position. Anti-intellectualism. And when most convenient, Trump-inspired anti-intellectualism.

David

This is his basic, get-out-of-logic-free fall back position. Anti-intellectualism.

Vanity is a powerful drug.

Hal

The beauty part of teeth is that if one is trouble by their problematic straight whiteness it is a matter of no work at all to have them be any color at all from off-white to yellow to jet black, as straight or unstraight as one wants, and with a little selective maintenance one can have a mouth that is a veritable wonderland of dental diversity.

Quite.

I sneeze in threes

At first I thought that this was going to be a recitation of Vogon poetry. I then read it and wished for Vogon poetry.

WTP

Vanity is a powerful drug.

There's a similar vibe from the #NeverTrump crowd as well.

At first I thought that this was going to be a recitation of Vogon poetry. I then read it and wished for Vogon poetry.

One thin September soon
A floating continent disappears
In midnight sun
Vapors rise as
Fever settles on an acid sea
Neptune's bones dissolve
Snow glides from the mountain
Ice fathers floods for a season
A hard rain comes quickly
Then dirt is parched
Kindling is placed in the forest
For the lightning's celebration
Unknown creatures
Take their leave, unmourned
Horsemen ready their stirrups
Passion seeks heroes and friends
The bell of the city
On the hill is rung
The shepherd cries
The hour of choosing has arrived
Here are your tools
That help ya any?

Farnsworth M Muldoom

...logic-free fall back position. Anti-intellectualism...

From one of our betters regarding beer CEOs...

pst314

Our mockery of that academic gibberish will be taken as evidence of the truth of that gibberish.

pst314

...and proof of our lack of education and/or racist bad faith.

Darleen

Damn those white people and their ....

[shuffles cards] ....

... donations to charity

Darleen

From one of our betters regarding beer CEOs...

It's as if Matty was out ill the couple of weeks his US History class covered Prohibition.

David

Damn those white people and their.... [shuffles cards].... donations to charity

Poison all the way down.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

It's as if Matty was out ill the couple of weeks his US History class covered Prohibition.

Why waste time studying when you just know based on your feelz that which is correct and true ?

Pst314

Another hell: locked in a room with Matthew Yglesias for 24 hours.

Steve E

Real...

Veganism

...hasn't been tried yet.

Frnsworth M Muldoon

"...a mid fat like me who is far more privileged than folks larger than me..."

Click at your own risk. Soon we will need a Privilege Sorter® machine that sorts by color and size*...

*(actual sex and political gender remain a mystery)

Farnsworth M Muldoon

In the world of art, a perpetually angry antediluvian termagant informs us Leonardo da Vinci was a hack.

I don't know about you, but I always go to washed up feminists who are barely remembered through the static for cogent and insightful art critique.

Darleen

*(actual sex and political gender remain a mystery)

Here's a thought...allow people to associate freely, stop making everything an anger-based game of Calvin Ball.

Sporkatus

Another hell: locked in a room with Matthew Yglesias for 24 hours.

By "with him" one implies he'd have to be alive at the end? Well, that's a spot of bother when such easy solutions exist but for that. Say, breaking both his arms and feeding him to death on his ripped-out douchebeard.

One could leave him as a barely functional lump of beaten stupid, I suppose.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Here's a thought...allow people to associate freely, stop making everything an anger-based game of Calvin Ball.

As a corollary, if you go out of your way to look and act like a freaky weirdo, don't be surprised if everyone else keeps taking you back to the sideshow.

a different James

“straight and white teeth as a metaphor for a straight and White identity”

Irish people are probably the whitest people on earth.

I would not associate them with straight, white teeth.

(Except for the under 30s, most of whom have had extensive teeth straightening and whitening and, as a result, look like they have robbed some Californians of their teeth which don't quite fit.)

MC

Re: veganism...

she went to a Chinese medicine specialist who told her: Drop the raw food, have a steak.

More woke yanks and yurpeans need to talk to the Chinese.

MC

@Farnsworth - Mid-fat!? WTF does full fat look like?

Actually, I don't want to know.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

WTF does full fat look like?

No clue, I was skeered off by the concept of infini-fat, though I am not sure how they can be "included" as it would seem their hyper-Brobdingnagian immensity would preclude the presence of anyone else, at least in a confined space like a concert hall.

pst314

WTF does full fat look like?

A huge tub of yoghurt.

Pogonip

David, the hump fat picture, please.

David

.

David

a mid fat like me who is far more privileged than folks larger than me...

I think we’ll give that one a post of its own.

lardybloodydar

In the nightmare, I’m held at gunpoint....

So, presumably, a mercy killing is still an option then.

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