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October 11, 2019

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Farnsworth M Muldoon

Magazine rack display of note.

Hairstyles, you chose poorly.

Lady Cutekitten of Lolcat

I don’t know why, but the piece-of-wood cake made me think of a karateka giving out with an impressively loud kiai and chopping his hand down on it, much to his surprise.. 😄

pst314

London scenes.

If only the Bien Pensants who rule Britain had not outlawed self defense...

Farnsworth M Muldoon

If only the Bien Pensants who rule Britain had not outlawed self defense...

Seriously -

...wadda ya gonna do, wadda ya gonna do, tell me wat ya gonna do...

They are trying to get in through a choke point so it they make it through it will probably be individually through a broken door, so set about them. It looks like the people inside have the ones outside outnumbered and it is an Aldi, the ones nearish here sell all sorts of stuff - broom handles, wine bottles, corkscrews, fire extinguishers, wasp spray, hair spray and a cigarette lighter, rolling pins and frying pans, all sorts of impromptu weapons - for that matter, just pour peanut oil all over the floor for the comedic effect if they do get in, get creative rather than rolling over.

pst314

They are trying to get in through a choke point so it they make it through...

Good observation, but the thugs may be armed with large knives and be experienced fighters while the clerks may be without experience.

I'd be happier if British citizens could own firearms and use them to shoot such thugs. A gun is a wonderful tool that enables an 85-year-old citizen to put down a 19-year-old barbarian.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

...but the thugs may be armed with large knives and be experienced fighters...

True, but they are coming after you even if they are not, best to mob them when they are most vulnerable.

Break off a broom handle and you have a pointy stick and all the fruit in the produce section with which to attack them. OTOH, one could get some duct tape from the housewares, slabs of pork and beef from the meat department and go all Ned Kellyish making a suit of meat armor to take on the villains.

I'd be happier if British citizens could own firearms and use them to shoot such thugs.

These days, even allowed to own a pointy stick.

Daniel Ream

Break off a broom handle and you have a pointy stick

Add a heavy duty garbage can lid from the outdoor section, a biggish flower pot and three friends and you've got a Saxon shieldwall. The problem isn't equipment as much as it is determination and coolness under fire.

TimT

I've always maintained that cakes should look like cakes and not like elaborately sculpted works of art - nevertheless, the cake-illusionist-guy is impressive. But on cutting, all his cakes look like they're made out of the same rather boring pound-cake base!

John D

ten billion tons and moving fast.

That's fantastic.

MC

Oil on the floor plus the nearest available heavy objects sounds good to me.

MC

I'd be happier if British citizens could own firearms and use them to shoot such thugs.

Thing is, widespread ownership of firearms means more firearms in circulation, which means more guns in the hands of criminals. In an alternative UK where you might reasonably expect many of the citizens inside that Aldi to be armed, you would also expect all the criminals outside to be armed.

Anecdotally, I am told there's actually loads of guns floating around London but so little ammunition that crims have to be sparing with them. In an alternative UK with relaxed gun laws, this would not be the case.

Darleen

NOT Babylon Bee

David

Morning, all.

The problem isn’t equipment as much as it is determination…

My impression is that even the expectation that sociopathic vermin should be dealt with vigorously is less widespread than it was, and indeed needs to be. It’s something that one can no longer necessarily take for granted. There’s a threshold below which a kind of deranged resignation becomes a default mode. Compounded, of course, by leftist attitudes and policies. If you can’t confidently assert the morally obvious – that the lives and wellbeing of the law-abiding are much more important than the lives and wellbeing of the creatures who prey on them habitually – if you can’t count on some kind of consensus – then shit will happen, and escalate rapidly.

And so, while concerns about law and order are often seen as proletarian and low status, as populist or rather common, our betters concern themselves with higher status issues, not least the wellbeing of the predators.

As illustrated quite vividly by the third item here.

David

Gay test.

svh

Frankly, I question his conviction.

Love that someone's just cleaning the table.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

NOT Babylon Bee

As an "American character," SpongeBob supposedly has the "privilege" of "not caring about the detonation of nuclear bombs."...SpongeBob’s presence on Bikini Bottom continues the violent and racist expulsion of Indigenous peoples from their lands..."become acculturated to an ideology that includes the US character SpongeBob residing on another people’s homeland.”

"American character" ? No you silly person*, he is a fooking sponge, indigenous to the damn atoll, living underwater, as sponges do, not "residing on another people's homeland". They are really raising the bar on deranged thinking.

Gay test.

I saw a guy and a mermaid fencing before I saw the bewbs, what does that mean ?

*(I am presuming that is our lecturer in the background, surrounded by the beaming islanders for whom she is selflessly being a yte savior)

David

I saw a guy and a mermaid fencing before I saw the bewbs, what does that mean?

[ Peers over spectacles, resumes wiping bar. ]

David

Love that someone’s just cleaning the table.

It’s not exactly a vision of religious ecstasy.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

A couple of offended people:

Jazz is not here for anyone's cis opinion.

Lauren would like to scold you.

Not just for Exhibitionist Rebellion, St. Vitus' Dance protests come to America.

Jonathan

London scenes.

Related

David

A couple of offended people

They bring so much joy to the world. I wonder, when they socialise - if they socialise - do they just scold their friends and try to catch each other out until someone dies of moral exhaustion?

Liz

10 minutes of moral squalor.

Now I'm depressed. So glad I moved out of London.

David

Now I’m depressed.

I did warn you.

So glad I moved out of London.

I suspect you’re not alone in that.

David

Burly birdie.

pst314

The problem isn't equipment as much as it is determination and coolness under fire.

And that comes with practice--training in attitude, and the development of skills needed for fighting--but our Betters do not want that.

pst314

These days, even allowed to own a pointy stick.

Soon fresh fruit will be prohibited, too.

Jacob

That’s exactly how I would’ve done it.

Wait, what?

David

Wait, what?

There is a slowed-down version. So you can practice copying him and then impress the mother-in-law.

Darleen

and then impress the mother-in-law.

More impressive.

[+]

'Oak Park trustee Susan Buchanan told her male colleagues, "you are a white male….so shut up!" during a board meeting on racial equity. Buchanan, who is white, even lectured a Palestinian migrant, Oak Park Mayor Anan Abu-Taleb, telling him, "Your skin is light enough. Stop it!"'

https://summit.news/2019/10/11/oak-park-trustee-susan-buchanan-you-are-a-white-male-shut-up/

"You shouldn't have an opinion on that."

David

More impressive.

I may need to do some stretching first.

Boatswain's Mate

To paraphrase the great Groucho, "I have principles! And if those become inconvenient to me, I have others!"

In other words, "I fought for gay marriages to be treated just like all other marriages! Just not when it threatens my stuff!"

This

Farnsworth M Muldoon

A question for you UK types -

Between Amazon, Acorn, and Britbox, as well as other streaming services, there is no end of UKensian (and antipodal) shows available, with that in mind, I saw this over to Orwell & Goode, and wondered, having seen many recent shows, isn't this pretty much a moot point already ?

Why I ask, a case in point, and bear in mind I don't know a damn thing about Brighton except they have a pier and had a rumble one night.

A show called "Cuffs" a cop show set in Brighton - the cast:

PC Blaqueguy - the most experienced and capable but conflicted because...his son has caught Teh Ghey
PC Vaguelyeurasian - next most capable...a lesbian
PC Muslima - minor character
PC Whitebread - out of shape dufus
PC Yte - FNG cop who is gay, and also the son of Chief Superintendent Yte
CS Yte - Wife is dying of cancer and is shagging DS Ytegal
Watch Inspector Blaxdude
Booking Sergeant Pocgal
Various criminals, mostly wypipo

As I said, I don't know from Brighton, but this seems a bit of a stretch, correct me if I am wrong, mr. wiki says the area is almost 90% wypipo. Regardless, with notable exceptions such as "Shetland" this sort of thing with cis-yte-male characters being being clods, criminals, and second bananas seems to be the trend, and BAFTA's concerns already met - unless one is making a period piece, and we have already seen how that is going with Tibetians playing Churchill and the like.

At any rate, getting back to yesterday, don't bother watching that show, I made it through two episodes before it got too absurd and put on "Shaft" (can you dig it) with Samuel L. Jackson playing Samuel L Jackson playing Shaft. It is an epic of misogyny, homophobia, racism, sexism, violence, nerdphobia, maybe xenophobia - in short, never heard the term PC, and a great break from the usual treacle.

Lord of the Fleas

Break off a broom handle and you have a pointy stick...

Pointy? Please. Any half-arsed Python fan knows it poin-TED stick.

Russtovich

Magazine rack display of note.

Two thumbs up for using the word 'rack'. :)

pst314

"you are a white male….so shut up!"

Oak Park has long been known to be pathologically liberal.

MC

@Farnsworth - most of the recent BBC programming I have seen is afflicted with diversityitis and of a particular strain which affects white middle class leftists who don't really know anyone is isn't also a white middle class leftist. So various minorities are thrown in at random, in a way that resembles precisely nowhere in your actual Englandland.

MC

Gay Test

Oh. That's why I never married...

WTP

Gay Test

Yeah...well, those weren't the boobies I was looking for, IYKWIM. I could provide greater detail as to why but discretion being the better part of valor...

Fred the Fourth

Moving fast...

Two simultaneous reactions.
Good god what an amazing feat of science and engineering.
Good god what an annoying set of editing choices. A fine example of Scientism instead of Science.
Pretty pictures, no actual information. Gah.
This is the video equivalent of the deterioration of the once great magazine Scientific American into the propaganda rag it is today.
Sorry I'm in such a grouchy mood today. I wonder if the publican might have such a thing as Scumble on tap? I need a kick in the ass, mood-wise.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

A fashion observation of note.

Alice

Gay test.

I saw breasts.

David

I saw breasts.

What?

Hey, I don’t make the rules.

Alice

Hey, I don’t make the rules.

My husband is laughing. :-D

Baceseras

Nommy-nommy-nom

. . . and that's how they make applesauce. But how do they get them to sit on the little cans?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Security leaves something to be desired at London City Airport.

Captain Nemo

Gay test

I saw both, and simultaneously. Hooray for bisexuality!

Uma Thurmond's Feet

Fred the Fourth: Just saw the viddy and I agree. I kept wondering "is this fake?" "did they animate this bit?" "What kind of complex molecules are they talking about?"

This left me dumber than before, if that's possible.

Daniel Ream

Pretty pictures, no actual information. Gah.

It's the "I just ****ing love science" generation. The same people who worship Nikola Tesla but couldn't wire up a light socket if their lives depended on it.

Fred the Fourth

Something magic just happened that only I and some other sneaky Bastard know about.
The first line of my last post was in quotes as writ, but appears as italics. Magically auto-closed italics, I should add (so no scolding for me today).

TimT

Gay test.

I saw dancing people, my wife saw boobs.

Here’s another one:

https://www.facebook.com/2033917566664252/posts/2639427379446598?sfns=mo

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Via Orwell & Goode, we are presented with a bold plan, indeed, not well thought out, but bold.

If you take Asians, Africans, Arabs and Caribbean’s out of England and America they have nothing left!

Other than those damn wypipo who are the majority of both countries, but that is a minor detail.

We will speak in our own languages so the whites can’t understand us and we will also use dance moves to communicate because they don’t understand that language either

I guess that explains the twitching & gyrating of the Exhibitionist Rebellion dolts.

Richard Cranium

@TimT, that requires a Facebook login to see.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

...that requires a Facebook login to see.

That is the test...

Chester Draws
We will speak in our own languages so the whites can’t understand us

Well you mostly won't be understanding each other either then.

BTW: I speak twice as many languages as most black African-Americans.

TimT

... that requires a Facebook login to see.

I tried but couldn’t find the equivalent on a google search, sorry.

TimT

Well you mostly won't be understanding each other either then.

Saw a meme yesterday frowning on non-Latinos speaking Spanish. Apparently multilingualism isn’t woke, now.

Gene

That is no 110 pound anvil.

Chester Draws

Tim: this sort of thing? https://www.mic.com/articles/69067/speaking-spanish-is-great-but-only-if-you-re-not-latino

It has the gem "So fewer Latinos will speak Spanish, while more non-Latinos learn it." Except a person who doesn't speak Spanish isn't a Latino, but either a white or amerindian person with South American heritage. The essence of being Latino is speaking Spanish. There are third generation immigrants to the US of Mexican heritage who are simply white -- both to themselves and everyone else. I wouldn't call JFK an Irishman, nor Sylvia Plath a German.

I really despise the whole "one drop" thing so many USians insist on. (Unless they are Republicans, of course, in which case they are deemed white no matter their actual origins.)

David

This.

JuliaM

This.

See also:

http://www.timworstall.com/2019/10/12/a-prize-about-the-civilised-arts-goes-to-europeans/

WTP

Clerk shoots armed robber in self defense. Media is shitting itself over whether Dollar General employee violated corporate policy by having a gun.

https://www.whio.com/news/crime--law/dollar-general-shooting-store-surveillance-video-will-not-released-police-say/H0WwJwFmqafDIGgcwJxXKO/

Can't finf this outside of FB, but dead theif's family outraged that the clerk had a gun.

https://www.facebook.com/100000370497535/posts/2637967256225598?sfns=mo

Note the prominent display of large cross on brother of "victim".

Stupid, stupid world

David

but dead thief’s family outraged that the clerk had a gun.

“They’re furious about how it happened.”

Yes, well. I suspect the staff and customers weren’t too thrilled to find themselves being preyed upon, for the fourth time this year, by armed criminal vermin. The words projection and displacement come to mind. Though I suppose it’s easier on the ego if you can pretend that the problem is that people may defend themselves when your own vile moron brother, a product of failed moron parenting, and “known to police” for other armed robberies, threatens their lives while trying to rob them.

If only they were capable of shame.

David

but dead thief’s family outraged that the clerk had a gun.

In a saner world, these creatures would be prostrating themselves, begging for the forgiveness of the people whose lives had been threatened by their predatory and degenerate sibling. Instead, they dare to be rageful and indignant, as if it were moral to spare armed predators, endanger innocents, and simply acquiesce to repeated violation. And my impression is that these displays are becoming more common.

We’ve been here before, of course.

TimT

Chester, yep.

This kind of woke 'cultural appropriation' argument *really* shits me in cases like this (though it's always insidious and perverse and bad) because multilingualism is exactly the sort of skill all children should be encouraged to have. It brings with it so many benefits. And the idea that kids from non-Latino backgrounds are wrong for speaking Spanish/Portuguese could only result in the further ghettoisation of a language.

As to what consists a white American, I agree with you - it seems to me the term 'white' applies only to those Americans that vote for the Republican Party. If a person of Polish background votes for the Republicans, they're white. If they vote for the Democrats, they're 'Eastern European'. 'White' is to me a bullshit racial term favoured only by idiot extremists.

pst314

dead thief's family outraged that the clerk had a gun.

I'll go out on a limb here (sarcasm) and venture that the dead thief's entire family are criminals.

pst314

It's funny how we are supposed to "embrace diversity" but are not allowed to "culturally appropriate".

David

but dead thief’s family outraged that the clerk had a gun.

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

Sam Duncan

London scenes.

I wish I'd filmed my street last night (mind you, the lights have been out for months, so it would probably have been a waste of time). Gang of kids rampaging up and down, smashing car windows. Police dawdle up behind them, calmly inspect the cars, jump back into their own, switch the siren on, then hare off... in the wrong direction. Kids come back, grow bored of cars and start smashing house windows instead, then disappear. Police return, with great fanfare and urgency, find nothing, and bugger off again.

(I may have slightly exaggerated the amount of window-smashing, but smashing there undoubtedly was.)

“They’re gaining on us.”

Yeah, but who made the matches?

“isn't this pretty much a moot point already ?”

UK 2011 census: 87% white, 7% Asian, 3% black, 2% mixed. (Also 60% Christian, 25% irreligious, 4% Muslim. Not that you'd ever guess from the media.)

United States 2018 census: 76% white, 13% black, 6% Asian, 3% mixed.

Importing American identity politics to the UK is absurd and dangerous. The only ethnic minority here that comes even close to the scale of the black American population is Asians (overwhelmingly Indians and Pakistanis), and it's still barely more than half the size. Of course that doesn't mean they should just be ignored, but if people really want minorities to be represented strictly proportionately in Britain, they're going to end up sorely disappointed with the results.

TomJ

I rather think people hereabouts may appreciate the ratio and comments that this BBC video has attracted.

Sam Duncan

“this BBC video”

"It's cool to like this thing now" - Person with a 95% chance of having bullied nerds.

Oh, God yes. It's like a cultural version of strange new respect.

(That said, in school, D&D was too nerdy even for me. And I was in both the Computer Club and the Chess Club. A chap has to have standards.)

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