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October 30, 2019

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Joan

I don't think she's a maiden. :-)

David

It’s the comical implication that we mustn’t notice the obvious, indeed unmissable, and act accordingly – we mustn’t register the signals being screamed at us. In this case, “Mental wreckage, best avoided.” Or, “Not an ideal babysitter.”

Instead, we must pretend.

Mags

That's a look that won't age well.

David

The lady in question is Ms Nadine Anderson. Her taste in art is perhaps rather telling.

David

Not entirely unrelated:

And so we’re expected to believe that Mr Clark, who chose to make a bold statement by deliberately stretching and deforming his earlobes - to the extent that a jar of instant coffee could almost fit through the holes – is somehow being wronged, indeed oppressed, when, during job interviews, potential employers notice – and find inappropriate – the bold statement that he’s chosen to make. Having decided at university to scandalise the less daring whenever in public, he now seems surprised when those same less-daring people make choices of their own, i.e., not to hire him. But aren’t their raised eyebrows and looks of disgust what he wanted all along?

And in the comments there, bonus Minnow. Whose charms I’d forgotten.

Squires

There was a time when I did find a heavily tattooed girl more alluring than one that was not. That phase of life neatly ended the only time I ever fell in love - not lust, nor simple fondness, nor any other thing I before then could have mistaken for approaching love, but real and absolute love. When it came to that one individual my preference became very quickly to see her as she was made by nature. I had absolutely no desire to see her skin inked or a single birth or beauty mark removed. The one occasion when she suggested that she might one day want to have her tits implanted with silicone left me largely bemused and slightly horrified, at any possible reason why and at the prospect of this ever actually happening, respectively. The idea of anyone, anywhere, at any time encouraging her towards such insecurities and going down the road towards abasing herself to them made me want to start sending people down stairwells cutting throats. It goes without saying that I also preferred to see her, as often as was even remotely reasonable or at least somehow vaguely excusable, completely and absolutely naked.

Older and slightly wiser I perceive girls like the one pictured as being on the submissive of a toxic collective relationship. Any toxic individual relationships that coincide with that are merely the result parasites, predators, and carrion eaters, negative opportunists, following their nature.

Jonathan

Racist professor recorded teaching anti-white curriculum:

Your forcefulness in the claim that 'I'm not anti-black' will come off as anti-blackness....

Franz Kafka would like a word.

Full video Here.

via Battle Beagle

David

I recently discovered micro-fibre cloths. For the first time in months, my keyboard crevices are shockingly clean.

PiperPaul

Do you recommend taking the keycaps off?

David

Do you recommend taking the keycaps off?

I wasn’t that adventurous. A quick, half-arsed wipe did the trick.

Available via your host’s Amazon link.

WTP

Had to google "Angus Champion de Crespigny". Interesting LinkedIn profile:

I am the Managing Director of C|T Reputational Technologies, a new business within C|T Group overseeing the Group’s digital, technology and cybersecurity services. We assist our clients in identifying and communicating behaviour changing messages to achieve their goals, with insights into the highest levels of politics, business, capital markets and the media.

I've worked across multiple domains including innovation, strategy, cybersecurity, compliance and operations improvement. In 2015 I started EY’s Financial Services Blockchain practice, and led the group until my departure in 2018.

I've worked with the C-suite of numerous major corporations and at the highest levels of White House and Australian policymakers and regulators.

I can't wait to get out of the business world. It's becoming harder and harder to have a conversation with people, even about just business, and especially hiring decisions, without feeling like I'm constantly walking on egg shells. Too much freak love at some of the highest levels. Leave the fire behind/Swim out past the breakers/Watch the world die. I'll be doing it in the mountains though. Or so I tell myself.

PiperPaul

Crap, that reminds me I have to buy toilet paper.

Adam, the Other One

Garby Jooman must be a pseudonym, I'm thinking...hoping.

BrassG

We aren't hiring.

Tom

Garby Jooman must be a pseudonym, I'm thinking...hoping.

I'm thinking it might be 'garbage human' spelled phonetically.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Uma Thurmond's Feet

Meanwhile, Elgintensity had his latest video on trans athletes pulled by YouTube, probably because he ran the interview with the winner:

https://twitter.com/Elgintensity/status/1189573060904529921?s=20

Richard Cranium
And in the comments there, bonus Minnow. Whose charms I’d forgotten.

To be honest, Steve 2: Steveageddon was an absolute riot in that batch of comments.

David

Steve 2: Steveageddon was an absolute riot in that batch of comments.

We ought to try summoning him. Do we have to sacrifice something?

TimT

I assumed he attained the next stage of his metamorphosis and now walks these parts in a different form.

lotocoti

I'm thinking it might be 'garbage human' spelled phonetically.
Yep.
GH usually lasts a couple of weeks before his Twitter stalker finds him and squeals to the Stasi.

Bill de Haan

For the first time in months, my keyboard crevices are shockingly clean.

Buy a 1986 era IBM AT keyboard. Remove key caps. Place keyboard in dishwasher key face down. Place the key caps in the cutlery cage, and run it through a standard rinse cycle. Give it 2-3 hours to dry, and you're set.

Works for keyboards up to about the year 2000.

For those without dishwashers, fill your bathtub with warm water to a depth of six inches. Remove the key caps, and immerse the keyboard entirely for 3-4 hours. You can put the key caps in a sealed Tupperware container with hot water and a shot of dishwashing detergent. Seal the tupperware, shake for 30 seconds, then rinse the key caps off.

Good for removing years of keyboard plaque.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

...squeals to the Stasi.

Them, and the Farcebook NKVD who keep ganking his pages.

MC

Back to the original topic, I do find it odd that responding to obvious social signals is frowned on. Why would you choose to make such a signal if not to elicit the obvious response? It's like wasps complaining when they're not invited to parties.

David

I do find it odd that responding to obvious social signals is frowned on. Why would you choose to make such a signal if not to elicit the obvious response?

Well, indeed. If people are sending you fairly loud and unambiguous social signals, or antisocial signals, it seems unwise to pretend that they aren’t in fact there - quite literally staring you in the face. And yet this is a common ‘progressive’ pretence, as aired above and in the linked thread – that you should act as if compulsive facial tattooing and other gross self-disfiguration weren’t, like cutting, a kind of distress signal, a warning of something amiss.

But then leftist psychology is very much about pretending, and pretending not to see, with all that follows from that. It’s fundamentally dishonest and tends toward the neurotic.

Tom

I do find it odd that responding to obvious social signals is frowned on.

Reminds me of the first time I saw Jimmy Saville on television. I moved to the UK from the US in the mid-90s, and have to say that I honestly could not believe that anyone took him seriously let alone put him on TV, although he was mostly on a downward trajectory by then.

My wife, then girlfriend, explained the 'Jim'll Fix It' past and the charity work, etc... and I said something like, "So, does no one mind he's obviously a paedophile then?" I mean, I'm not Sherlock Holmes, or Sigmund Freud, but you only had to look at the man to know something was up and perhaps unfettered access to children might not be advisable.

WTP

But then leftist psychology is very much about pretending, and pretending not to see, with all that follows from that. It’s fundamentally dishonest and tends toward the neurotic.

And yet it's a fairly common tactic among many psychologists. Imagine that.

David

And yet it’s a fairly common tactic among many psychologists.

Psychology, especially social psychology, is a very left-leaning activity. Which is a little ironic, insofar as it suggests that quite a few psychologists and psychology lecturers must spend a lot of time tiptoeing around the kind of facts that psychologists ought to know about - the heritability and distribution of IQ, assortative mating, etc. - and which rather dent many root assumptions of leftism.

pst314

Which is a little ironic, insofar as it suggests that quite a few psychologists and psychology lecturers must spend a lot of time tiptoeing around the kind of facts that psychologists ought to know about - the heritability and distribution of IQ, assortative mating, etc. - and which rather dent many root assumptions of leftism.

Hence the volcanic hatred for Jordan Peterson.

WTP

especially social psychology

Numerous surveys have found that professors, especially those in some disciplines, are to the left of the general public. But those same -- and other -- surveys have rarely found evidence that left-leaning academics discriminate on the basis of politics. So to many academics, the question of ideological bias is not a big deal. Investment bankers may lean to the right, but that doesn't mean they don't provide good service (or as best the economy will permit) to clients of all political stripes, the argument goes.

And professors should be assumed to have the same professionalism.

Assumed to have the same professionalism? That's quite the leap right there. And that's putting aside the quite obviously suspect (to me) level of honesty in those previously stated self-reporting surveys "rarely" finding evidence that left-leaning academics discriminate on the basis of politics. It's like asking priests (Catholic or otherwise, or psychologists for that matter) if their profession has a problem with sexual exploitation. Us? Why no. Of course there are some outliers but...do you not see how insulting your question is?

Daniel Ream

Why would you choose to make such a signal if not to elicit the obvious response?

It's a form of displacement. These people feel deeply, fundamentally broken/disfigured in some other way. It's usually a result of childhood abuse, but survivor guilt is also a driver. They're convinced that everyone can see this disfigurement and is judging them for it.

By creating an even more obvious and blatant form of disfigurement, they achieve two goals: punishment for their imagined inadequacy or guilt, and deflecting your attention from their internal insecurity to the external self-mutilation. And if they can convince you the external self-mutilation is normal, accetpable, or even beautiful, then they can convince themselves their internal insecurities are the same.

Jeff Wood

Above,the question of Steve came up.

I think the only place he presently comments is at Tim Worstall. I guess work and family are taking up his time.

Another joint he supported was Vox Day's. Gone quiet there too.

I am sure he is still reading, and we will hear from him again.

David

we will hear from him again.

[ Freshens towels. ]

Trevor

...you only had to look at [Jimmy Savile] to know something was up ...

Jimmy Savile was guilty of the most egregious crimes against fashion and taste. And that's the entire extent of his wrongdoing. Being a bit odd, even creepy, is thankfully not yet punishable by imprisonment. During the recent abuse hysteria the police spent two years investigating him and came up with nothing. That his family was deprived of his estate that was instead squandered on lawyers and a few compensation hunters is a disgrace.

Uma Thurmond's Feet

Trevor, I'm afraid it's your word against the laundry list of allegations listed in Wikipedia, complete with its own page.

Trevor

Uma, anyone can make an allegation. We've recently seen one fantasist belatedly jailed for 18 years for concocting vile stories about a number of public figures, but not before he inflicted a great deal of distress on his victims. His stories were transparently ridiculous and it's to the police's eternal shame that they took him seriously. They seemed childishly gullible and eager to believe anything. That they were unable to bring charges against Savile speaks volumes. The cowards waited until he died to traduce his reputation. I'm not sure if you ever read Anna Racoon's blog but she had personal knowledge of one of Jimmy's alleged 'victims' who was a provable liar.

Darleen

Blame Canada...

Steve E

Blame Canada...

He was fine until Mississippi State University got their hooves on him.

Steve E

We ought to try summoning him.

I believe demon calling protocol requires saying his name three times a la Beetlejuice.

JuliaM

’ We ought to try summoning him.’

Well, it is the time of year when the veil between the worlds grows thin...

NTSOG

Has anyone, in the last 50 years or so, seen a maiden? If so can they be found 'in nature' or are they only to be found in captivity?

Jim

Squires

Has anyone, in the last 50 years or so, seen a maiden? If so can they be found 'in nature' or are they only to be found in captivity?

In 40 years have known one adult female who both claimed to maintain her maidenhead and who never gave reason to doubt it. She was a pretty little blonde punk chick saving the full monty for marriage while working towards becoming a constitutional lawyer.

As far as I gather she is now a pretty blonde wife and successful constitutional lawyer.

Uma Thurmond's Feet

Trevor, thanks for the link. I'll take a look. I don't intend to condemn Saville out of hand, especially when so many police departments failed to do anything about it when something could be done one way or another.

In fact, given the numerous links on this site alone to various examples of police behavior -- hiding in cars while a slasher murders a policeman outside, spending resources tracking Twitter posts, accused of covering up a massive child sex abuse ring -- one hesitates to trust them with guarding an empty box, much less, you know, fighting crime.

David

Another delightful young lady sending signals. Just not the ones she thinks she’s sending.

pst314

Has anyone, in the last 50 years or so, seen a maiden? If so can they be found 'in nature' or are they only to be found in captivity?

They do indeed exist, and they are vastly more common than Progressives who sincerely want to protect the free speech rights of those they disagree with.

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