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September 27, 2019

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Steve E

Nommy-nommy-nom.

Oddly disturbing.

Not to mention the sympathetic groin pain experienced when she takes the first bite.

Oh and futanari came to mind when she pulled the shell open. Trust me don't google it especially at work.

TimT

Hers is bigger than yours.

My brother kept some kestrels, hoping to train them for falconry, when we were teens. Never got to this stage.

Helen Macdonald’s book ‘H is for Hawk’ is a fairly remarkable account of her relationship with a hawk.

WTP

It has four bedrooms and a room full of sand.

Showed that to the wife. Before we make an offer we need to know...do the current owners have cats?

WTP

Sisterhood

From that, this comment:

You’d think that we would develop technology for this to be prevented

I don't know if that person was serious or not but either way...stupid, stupid world.

WTP

Doing it for science

That wasn't as naked as I thought it would be.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Homina, homina, homina, St. Greta, sans script.

JuliaM

"Hers is bigger than yours."

Steller's sea eagle. Not, amazingly, the biggest eagle in the world!

And seconding TimT - it's a wonderful book.

Joan

Behold young love, it’s a precious thing.

It's like Shakespeare. :-)

David

Morning, all.

It’s like Shakespeare. :-)

Pretty much. All hope and tragedy is there.

Tiny toilet drums.

They’re excited about the new logo.

TimT

St. Greta, sans script.

The left have got it very wrong on Thunberg. They think she's a hero. They just can't - or don't want to - see that it's not ethical to put children in that position - as a public representative of a global protest movement and the figure of worldwide media attention.

The right have made mistakes as well; for instance it was hardly helpful of my Aussie comrade Helen Dale to joke that Greta should be questioned so hard on media to make her 'cry', and I have made a similar jest or two in the past. But by God. If you truly and honestly think that children should not be discouraged from doing what Thunberg is doing then there may be no help for you.

Connor

They’re excited about the new logo.

World's most exciting stationary company logo.

Y. Knott

Nommy-nommy-nom

- The Pacific Geoduck. Wikipedia calls it 'a large edible saltwater clam'; not so sure about the "edible"...

David

not so sure about the “edible”...

It doesn’t make the mouth water, no.

David

That wasn’t as naked as I thought it would be.

[ Writes down naked trampolining. ]

There’s got to be a Tumblr.

Patrick Brown

Re the Greta Thunberg phenomenon...

That time in 1992 when the UN wheeled out 13-year-old Severn Suzuki, who had come 5,000 miles at her own expense "to tell you adults you must change your ways".

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

The comment thread is full of environmentalists claiming "nothing has changed", as if that supports their position. If she was right, surely the climate would have changed rather more drastically in the last 27 years?

Tom

It doesn’t make the mouth water, no.

Well, it does slightly, the sort of salivation you experience right before emesis.

shudder...gag

David

It occurs to me that somewhere out there someone is now Googling naked trampolining.

a different james

It has four bedrooms and a room full of sand.

A graveyard for vacuum cleaners, I expect.

Otherwise, I would bid.

H

Discharges of note.

Not what I was expecting (happily).

Ray

WTP
I saw the technology to prevent person on track deaths in Moscow forty years ago. The platform has doors that line up with the train doors and both open together, like an elevator. I assume other cities have them?

PiperPaul

The Sisterhood commenter might have been referring to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platform_screen_doors

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The comment thread is full of environmentalists claiming "nothing has changed", as if that supports their position

In 1972, two Brown University geologists wrote a letter to President Richard Nixon, reporting that a conference attended by "42 top American and European investigators" concluded "a global deterioration of climate, by order of magnitude larger than any hitherto experienced by civilized mankind, is a very real possibility and indeed may be due very soon." "The present rate of cooling," they said, "seems fast enough to bring glacial temperatures in about a century, if continuing at the present pace." By 1975, the writing was on the wall, with major publications including The Washington Post, The Guardian, and Time magazine running their own stories on the predictions of a coming ice age.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/dozens-of-failed-climate-predictions-stretch-80-years-back_3096733.html

DRM

AI learning.....quite scary.

I thought Michael Crichton’s book “Prey” was improbable to say the least. But after seeing that clip I’m reconsidering.

Hector Drummond

After reading David's blog again, I'm starting to prefer the euglenoids to humans now.

prm

This is an interesting thread, especially considering the perennial Dalrymple quote on gaslighting and humiliation that is oft-quoted here:

https://mobile.twitter.com/EdwardBChang/status/1177036057931669504

WTP

I saw the technology to prevent person on track deaths in Moscow forty years ago. The platform has doors that line up with the train doors and both open together, like an elevator. I assume other cities have them?

and

The Sisterhood commenter might have been referring to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platform_screen_doors

Yeah, I get that. It may not be a terribly hard problem to solve, per se. And per the wiki, it appears it has been addressed in various ways. My eye-rolling was more in regard to the "we" in "You’d think that we would develop technology for this to be prevented". It's so pathetic and all so typical. Somebody should do something. No thoughts to costs or engineering concerns or common sense or getting crazy people off the streets. Now that we see that somebody has done something, alert the lawyers! There's money to be "made".

Now what I think someone should do is get naked trampolining into the Olympics. WTH, damn near every other stupid idea is a medal event. Excepting of course, cross country running. Because that would be dumb, right?

Steve E

It occurs to me that somewhere out there someone is now Googling naked trampolining.

Yes and you might find this. The compelling story of Lars the Health and Safety Officer at the Topless Female Trampolining World Championship.

Uma Thurmond's Feet

He’s making the rest of us look bad.

[Reads story] You know, I'm perfectly fine with that.

Not all of us can be leaders like him.

svh

And finally, as situations go, it left some room for improvement.

I'm still trying to work out what the hell happened.

David

I’m still trying to work out what the hell happened.

It’s a lot to take in, what with the out-of-control chainsaw and huge chunks of tree falling out of the sky. I suspect there’s some kind of lesson to be learned.

Farnswroth M Muldoon

Now that the "OK" hand sign is officially rayciss, here are some more.

pst314

Nommy-nommy-nom.

Not to mention how disturbing it is to see someone eat an animal, bite by bite, while it is alive.

David

Not to mention how disturbing it is to see someone eat an animal, bite by bite, while it is alive.

As we’ve seen, it’s not without its hazards.

pst314

it’s not without its hazards.

David, is that what lurks within your Mark I Correction Booth?

Sam Duncan

“Incoming enrichment.”

But don't dare call it an invasion.

“251 words you can spell with a calculator.”

Some surprisingly long ones in there. I must have been too busy snickering at 5318008 as a kid* to notice.

*And ever since, let's be honest here.

pst314

it’s not without its hazards.

"The Nightmare of the Fisherman's Wife", a lesser-known work by Hokusai.

Steve E

That time in 1992 when the UN wheeled out 13-year-old Severn Suzuki...

Yes, add child abuse to David Suzuki's long list of moral transgressions.

You'd expect his daughter, who is now 40-years-old, would forever walk shame-faced since none of her stated fears from 27 years ago have come true. But cognitive dissonance is such that she continues to sell the same old garbage. The only thing that has changed is she has hypenated her last name to Cullis-Suzuki (Cullis being her mother's surname.)

pst314

a lesser-known work by Hokusai.

DO NOT google that at work.

WTP

DO NOT google that at work.

Yeah. Great. NOW you tell me.

David

Oh.

Alex

Farnsworth, I don't think that article goes nearly far enough. Forget hand signals, and consider:

Oxygen is the 8th element in the periodic table.

Atmospheric oxygen comes as a two-atom molecule. Two 8s = 88.

88, as everyone knows, is a neo-Nazi code for HH = Heil Hitler.

So while the Wokerati are obsessing over the OK hand symbol, they're literally breathing in hate-molecules _every few seconds_. They need to stop it RIGHT THIS INSTANT!!

Darleen

breathing in hate-molecules

Album title ...

Pogonip

Brits, is a Rockingham-brand teapot really all that much better than any other teapot?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

It's all about the wording...

Hal

They’re excited about the new logo.

When it’s a corporate event, so the audience HAS to clap!

Darleen

"However woke you are, it’s not good enough"

David

“However woke you are, it’s not good enough”

You’d think there’d come a point at which the people being targeted in this way would realise, belatedly, that their super-woke peers are just really awful people. And that wokeness is both an attempt at camouflage and a means of inflicting harm and exulting in it publicly. In short, that wokeness attracts malice - and the kinds of people one should pointedly avoid.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

From foot patrols and flying Apaches in Afghanistan to this, what the hell happened to Harry ?

David

what the hell happened to Harry?

Get woke, become joke.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Get woke, become joke.

Yeah, I can sort of see getting wokeish to act royal and atone for his past rowdy ways and marrying a (spit) commoner (and a 'Murkan divorcee at that), but I don't get doing it in such a fantastically silly way, unless it is some sort of Battenberg curse.

Sam Duncan

breathing in hate-molecules

Album title ...”

I'm sure The Hate Molecules did a Peel session back in the early '90s.

David

but I don’t get doing it in such a fantastically silly way,

If someone is sufficiently insecure to pretend the things woke people pretend, it’s unclear what the upper limit of the absurdity is.

Horace Dunn

However woke you are, it’s not good enough

I’ll confess that I’d read several paragraphs of the article before I cottoned on.

My response, therefore is to express my admiration for Isabel’s Hardman’s inventiveness but also to express dismay that articles like this can be taken – at least for a few moments – seriously. We have come to a stage where satire, delivered with a hefty dose of caricature and absurdity, can pass as genuine news.

I’ll admit that I am often a bit slow on the uptake, but I’m not all that dim. The very fact that this piece is so believable is, surely, alarming. But I suppose, David, that’s what you’ve been warning us about all these years.

If only we’d listened.

David

If only we’d listened.

My brilliance is a burden. I bear it heroically.

Horace Dunn

My brilliance is a burden. I bear it heroically.

And with such panache.

David

And with such panache.

Excuse me while I lick my own eyebrows.

pst314

Huge turtle: https://www.reddit.com/r/oddlyterrifying/comments/daf64m/interesting_but_terrifying/

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Huge turtle:

Just some harmless nuclear testing they said, nothing could possibly go wrong they said, Gamera is just a movie monster they said...

Daniel Ream

You’d think there’d come a point at which the people being targeted in this way would realise, belatedly, that their super-woke peers are just really awful people.

Something about all this sounds terribly familiar.

pst314

Huge turtle

Not big enough to be called the Great A'Tuin, so we'll name him The Pretty Good A'Tuin.

JuliaM

The house with the room full of sand looked great. Until I remembered I had four cats.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Right. All you lot who have been making cracks about helicopter rides, cease and desist immediately or be shamed and cancelled as a "sinistrophobe", and don't dare make anti-antifa jokes, memes, or images, or you will be nicked.

For example, a common alt right meme offers “free helicopter rides” to people on the left, a reference to the tactic used by right-wing dictatorships in Argentina and Chile of throwing left-wing critics of the regime from helicopters.

White supremacist anti-left (or sinistrophobic) symbology especially targets far left and anarchist activists who have dedicated themselves to actively opposing and exposing white supremacists.

"...dedicated themselves to actively opposing and exposing white supremacists...", in Wolkenkuckucksheim.

I am not saying the ADL has completely become a parody of an organization that once had a real purpose, but other things according to them that are right out include 100%, the numbers 12, 13, 14, and 28. Do not ever buy a clearly Nazi BMW 318 or fly in a Boeing 737 either, you racist scum.

pst314

The house with the room full of sand looked great. Until I remembered I had four cats.

Heh. Although there is too much in that house that is, um, "unique" for me to really like it--design ideas that are eye-catching but impractical and, after the first look, will lose any interest.

pst314

For example, a common alt right meme offers “free helicopter rides” to people on the left, a reference to the tactic used by right-wing dictatorships in Argentina and Chile of throwing left-wing critics of the regime from helicopters.

So the commies who were conspiring to impose a Communist dictatorship were merely "critics" in the eyes of the ADL, and the depredations of Fidel Castro's Cuba teach us nothing about what might be worth doing to prevent such a catastrophe. Is there anyone at the ADL who is not a communist? Who does not long to be an apparatchik in a totalitarian regime?

David

The house with the room full of sand looked great. Until I remembered I had four cats.

Three hundred hamsters.

Just sayin’.

pst314

Three hundred hamsters.

Do you write from personal experience? The sequel to Mister Popper's Penguins will be Mister Thompson's Hamsters.

David

Do you write from personal experience?

Happily, no.

But the idea of 300 of the buggers scuttling around in a room full of sand is not without its charm.

pst314

But the idea of 300 of the buggers scuttling around in a room full of sand is not without its charm.

Maybe if it's somebody else's room.

David

Maybe if it’s somebody else's room.

Oh yes. It could get a little aromatic, especially if the females are in heat, which they are quite often. Every four days.

JuliaM

"...especially if the females are in heat, which they are quite often. Every four days."

Are you confusing them with Kardashians..?

Darleen

Damn white people and their

[flips cards]

"eco-fascism".

JuliaM

@Darleen: "With a towheaded baby in her arms, she greets customers and makes small talk. "

She's clearly a monster!

David

Damn white people and their
[flips cards]
“eco-fascism”.

Like his expensively educated peers, Mr Adler-Bell doubtless imagines himself a righteous and iconoclastic thinker. And yet they’re so eerily uniform in their reflexes and conceits.

pst314

Damn white people and their [flips cards] “eco-fascism”.

And yet the New Republic is one of the magazines which is much more likely to advance fascistic ideas...albeit with a mask of universal benevolence.

pst314

"...especially if the females are in heat, which they are quite often. Every four days."

Are you confusing them with Kardashians..?

I don't recall that being mentioned in any Star Trek episode.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Well, all righty, then.

independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech

Gadgets and tech, "The futuristic design of the Sarco – short for sarcophagus – has raised concerns that it is glamourising suicide. A virtual reality experience of the Sarco was on display on 14 April in Westerkerk church in Amsterdam for the city’s annual Funeral Expo" - fun for the whole family !

pst314

Well, all righty, then.

Kurt Vonnegut's Ethical Suicide Parlors were supposed to be a warning, not a suggestion:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welcome_to_the_Monkey_House_(short_story)

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Kurt Vonnegut's Ethical Suicide Parlors were supposed to be a warning, not a suggestion:

That, and Futurama, but the Sarco is ecological, don't you know.

Audrey

With a towheaded baby in her arms...

We knew from "towheaded" that it was going to be a white supremacist family. Unashamed procreation of Northern European hair genetics.

"The identifying features of right-wing families, it contends, are that they are “inconspicuous, blond, cute and engaged”."

By the way, "towheaded" - is that a word people still use these days (instead of just saying that they baby has scruffy blond hair), or was it chosen here for its archaic, rustic, blood-and-soil connotations - Huck Finn shading into Hitler Youth?

fnord

Seeing how Prince Harry is turning out after marrying an American divorcee it appears that you dodged a bullet with Edward VIII.

TimT

Damn white people and their
[flips cards]
“eco-fascism”.

If they’d been eco-communists, advocating a global North Korean regime for all - you know, significantly closer to how many greens actually believe - one assumes there’d be no scare article in the New Republic.

Uma Thurmond's Feet

"you dodged a bullet with Edward VIII."

Can't remember who said it, but one wag suggested putting up statues to Wallace Simpson in every British city to thank her for spreading her legs for him.

Daniel Ream

All you lot who have been making cracks about helicopter rides, cease and desist immediately or be shamed and cancelled as a "sinistrophobe"

I'll wear the label proudly.

whup - whup - whup - whup - whup - whup - whup - whup

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