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November 08, 2019

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Farnsworth M Muldoon

Synchronised boobies.

More Synchronised boobies. (not the birds caution)

Twitter indignation.

Related twitter indignation

Underclass scenes.

Underclass scenes, Take 12873.

Uma Thurmond's Feet

Farnsworth's Underclass scenes:

The perfect accompaniment to the NYTimes' story about Popeyes.

(Link to Althouse post about article)

https://althouse.blogspot.com/2019/11/i-had-to-read-this-twice-to-make-sure.html

WTP

Re McD's half life, I had a Captain Nemo's blueberry muffin, purchased at Sam's back around 1994 sitting on my desk for at least 13 years. It became something of a company legend/mascot. My boss's kids would come in on Take Your Children To Work Day and he liked to point out to them that they were outranked by a muffin.

pst314

On Soviet cannibalism

Sadly, they were not eating commissars.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

The perfect accompaniment to the NYTimes' story about Popeyes.

In a Facebook post in August, Nadiyah Ali, a nurse from Katy, Texas, compared the sandwich to a rival’s: Chick-fil-A’s version, she wrote, tasted as if it were made “by a white woman named Sarah who grew up around black people.” The Popeyes sandwich, she added, tasted “like it was cooked by an older black lady named Lucille.”...

An even better one, Al Copeland, founder of Popeye's.

pst314

An even better one, Al Copeland, founder of Popeye's.

idiot: "Hey, you're not an older black lady!"
A. C.: "I yam what I yam."

Alex DeWynter

I've always suspected I was a terrible, terrible person.

TimT

Shouldn’t Popeyes be selling Spinach?

TimT

Re: the pig tale:

”I never could imagine why pigs should not be kept as pets. To begin with, pigs are very beautiful animals. Those who think otherwise are those who do not look at anything with their own eyes, but only through other people’s eyeglasses. The actual lines of a pig (I mean of a really fat pig) are among the loveliest and most luxuriant in nature; the pig has the same great curves, swift and yet heavy, which we see in the rushing water or in rolling cloud. ”

Chesterton has a great deal to say on pigs as pets.

https://chesterton.wordpress.com/2009/10/21/rhapsody-on-a-pig/

David

Morning, all.

A portrait of Nikola Tesla.

Via Dicentra.

Joan

And finally, if you laugh at this, you’re a terrible, terrible person.

It was worth it.

David

It was worth it.

It was, I think, an optimal outcome. Certainly, an acceptable one.

JuliaM

"Underclass scenes."

Would this happen in other countries? No?

I wonder why....

JuliaM

"Teachable moment 2."

It's good to see that 'Get woke, go broke' remains a thing...

Mags

Underclass scenes.

Chav scum gonna chav.

David

Chav scum gonna chav.

As Darleen pointed out recently, following this more serious incident, it’s tribal thinking, as opposed to what one might call bourgeois values. You could, for instance, imagine a respectable family being mortified that their child had done something to warrant police attention. Indignation might therefore be directed at the misbehaving child, not the person pointing out that some presumably significant misbehaviour had occurred. I’m trying to imagine the likely reactions of my own parents, or my school-friends’ parents, to a similar visit from the police. I think we’d have been much more scared of the parental hellfire that would have been unleashed.

In the clip above, however, there doesn’t seem to be much parental interest in what had been done to make police involvement necessary. And so normal consequences are treated as an affront, something to resist.

WTP

Popeyes has been getting a lot of press for a while now. In the leftist sense of no such thing as bad publicity, methinks the media protests too much about them being racist. I suspect the general idea is to help Popeyes cut into the market of evil, evil Chick-fil-a. I suspected something was up here several months ago when a black millennial that I work with went on and on about how much he liked Chick-fil-a and how he would not "apologize" for it. At the time I didn't understand the insistence or the need to apologize. It's starting to make sense now.

I'll believe this anti-Popeyes thing is real when I see the kind of boycotting we see against Chick-fil-a.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Heh.

Tom
Underclass scenes.

Chav scum gonna chav.

Nuke the whole estate from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.

Xas7wcrg9e

"And finally, if you laugh at this, you’re a terrible, terrible person."

VLC is incompatible with your protest, please install Winamp instad

David

Chav scum gonna chav.

While watching the clip, it’s perhaps worth remembering that the Guardian’s Zoe Williams keeps telling us that such families are shunned only because they’re poor, as if their actual behaviour were in no way worthy of comment. They are, she says, being “shunted out of society for not being rich enough.” To disapprove of such families is, we’re told, “the demonization of the poor.”

And yet those who most strongly disapprove tend to be people of equally modest means, and who wish that their lives weren’t being blighted by the louts living next door. And so, our Guardian columnist is the one who’s erasing distinctions between people who don’t have much cash and those who are practically feral. It goes without saying that the well-heeled Ms Williams is unlikely to have ever lived near, or even briefly visited, the kind of estate where such creatures multiply.

WTP

Curious if anyone out there listens to jazz on NPR. I put it on in the truck about once a month or two and it’s kinda freaking me out how often they play this lame Fragile tune, I think originally by Sting, but whoever does this jazz version is even lamer. I don’t get the popularity. Was it in some SJW movie or something?

sH2

Synchronized drones.

https://twistedsifter.com/videos/100-drone-light-show-by-firefly/

Sam Duncan

Just so you all know, “How about we don't make it about your sexuality for once?” has been designated Hatespeech. Please update your records accordingly.

“Unmix your music. Not there, but not bad.”

It's probably good enough, once you start mixing the results with other tracks.

“And finally, if you laugh at this, you’re a terrible, terrible person.”

Yep. Still terrible.

Trevor

Chav scum gonna chav.

For many years Dearly Beloved and I were unable to live together as we both had aged and infirm mothers so we would regularly shuttle between Birmingham and Essex. It used to be a real pleasure for me to sit on the train between Fenchurch Street and Upminster and luxuriate in a veritable ocean of pallor. Then I would arrive at his estate, where specimens such as those in this clip were sadly not rare. They do let the side down rather. Still, it made me a more rounded person, being able to loathe my own kind too. (#NotAllWhites. Obvs.)

Lord of the Fleas

A wonderful exercise in compare-and-contrast here, David.

First up, we have the first Teachable Moment, wherein an (apparently) Romanian cop is kicked in the groin by a lout already under arrest, so he up and cold-cocks the bugger, laying him out cold with a single seemingly-innocuous straight right to the head. Bing! Job done.

And then, in Underclass Scenes, we see PC Plod, being ever-so solicitous of the entire troop of simians, only belatedly resorting to pepper spray to extricate himself (without his initial quarry in tow). Had the Romanian been there, that grotesque woman would have been flat on her back the moment she intervened (though still, very likely, ending up the same height), and everyone else would have known better than to stick their various body parts into that particular pencil sharpener.

It is to weep.

David

“How about we don’t make it about your sexuality for once?” has been designated Hatespeech.

Upon trying to record the conversation with the Principal and Vice Principal on her cell phone, Natalie says her phone was confiscated.

Telling.

Another Calgary Marc

"Twitter done well": Dammit, man! Stop spraying capsaicin in my eyes! Makes it so hard to keep reading.

David

[ Slides box of man-size tissues along bar. ]

Darleen

Teachable moment 2

Teachable moment 3 currently in development

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Teachable moment 3 currently in development

I won't be happy till they do a "reimagining" of "The Untouchables" telling the tale of notorious gangsters Alice Capone and Francine Nitti pitted against wily G [spot] Woman Elaine Ness.

Captain Nemo

Today's word is projection:

https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/1192653365555220485

Arg

“How about we don’t make it about your sexuality for once?” has been designated Hatespeech.

This is very unusual. Not that I want to make a Greta Thunberg out of this, it's taken a 17 year old to remind us how to make a conservative case on conservative principles - this is our history, don't mess with it. She was given a hoop to jump through (wear a rainbow poppy in a Remembrance Day choir performance) to show how not-homophobic she was. Not only most teenagers but most adult conservatives would feel that they had to go along with that. But she counterattacked and took the battle to the choir director who she accused in a flyer campaign of subverting or diverting the dress code of a solemn ceremony for his own minority agenda.

The school is spinning it to be about individual rights - whether the choir members were formally required to wear the rainbow poppy, leaving out whatever informal pressure might have been applied (I just thought it would be a nice gesture for all of us as a group to show solidarity with our LGBTQ members, but of course if you're not comfortable joining in...). And they're saying she wasn't suspended for refusing to wear the rainbow poppy, but for hate speech, and indeed her questioning of the agenda of her betters just might qualify as hate speech.

And when you have friends in the publication known as the Post-Millennial you don't need enemies. The reporter is trying to maximize her intersectionality points (she's a girl, she's got a cousin who qualifies as indigenous, she's half African-Canadian, which I guess breaks down into a quarter African and a quarter Canadian), and to play the damsel card on her behalf ... called into the office with two mean grown men (who she was more than a match for).

The principle came up in an interesting chat that Will Franken had with the Irish columnist John Waters. A representative of a progressive school was telling Waters about how the students were taught to respect the traditions, identity affiliations, and religious sensibilities of other people. Waters then asked whether the students were brought up with any traditions that other people would be obliged to be respectful of, or was it just a one-way meta-traditionalism with a hollow center.

Fred the Fourth

Come on, folks. Smile.
https://twistedsifter.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/remember-november-3.gif

Wait for it...

Fred the Fourth

And that looks like a Satsuma orange, which I bought for 500 yen per bag in Tokyo.
Practically lived on them for a week. Despite having a company expense account.
So good 😁😁

David

Wait for it...

I did not see that coming.

TimT

Unusual game of fetch.

https://www.theguardian.com/global/video/2019/nov/08/beluga-whale-filmed-playing-fetch-with-rugby-world-cup-ball-video

Boatswain's Mate

Teachable moment 3 currently in development

I won't be happy till they do a "reimagining" of "The Untouchables" telling the tale of notorious gangsters Alice Capone and Francine Nitti pitted against wily G [spot] Woman Elaine Ness.

Ahhhh, I say in for a penny, in for a pound at this point. Let's just have them do all-female remakes of, say, "The Ten Commandments" and "The Passion of the Christ."

C'mon, woke Hollywood, y'all can do it. Remember, the only people who could possibly object to such movies are just misogynistic, racist, Cheeto-eating incels. You'll make billions, you know you will.

TheTooner

"And finally, if you laugh at this, you’re a terrible, terrible person."

Well, since you guaranteed I'll laugh... Click.

Adam

New Shoes: He has that effect on a lot of women. They often pretend they have a problem with a shoe. That, or their foot fell asleep.

Terrible person: I had to watch three times before I saw the traffic barrel fly in from stage right. I laughed. Something about the orange color was especially comical.

ACTOldFart

On the sight line one, we were taught in high school that, as a rough and ready rule of thumb, the distance you can see out to sea in miles is the square root of your height above sea level, in feet. You can do the geometry knowing the radius of the earth.

Then, if you are say standing on a sea side cliff and want to know how high you are above sea level or the beach below, throw a rock horizontally and count the seconds until it hits the ground or splashes into the water. The height in feet is then 16 times the square of the number of seconds.

Putting it all together, the distance you can see out to sea is 4 times the number of seconds the rock takes to hit the ground/water.

Just so you know, in case you want to impress someone while standing on a beach side cliff

Monty James

Man, they sure cover a lot of ground in that knife awareness course:

Man fatally stabbed during knife awareness course in Uxbridge

I guess they've really expanded the course offerings at the Argument Clinic.

Squires

It is to weep.

What I found most disappointing about the whole scene was that, between a thin arm of the law struggling to collar a miscreant yute, and a dole-fattened adult male of the miscreant class struggling to protect a child presumably carrying some shared DNA, the two combined put up about as much fight as you might expect from an arthritic, elderly eunuch.

Lady Cutekitten of Lolcat

David, I am a terrible, terrible person.

But then you knew that.

Baceseras

Rembrandt's light (long read & worth it)

https://astrofella.wordpress.com/2019/11/07/rembrandts-light-dulwich-picture-gallery/

David

Woke piety, part 3,026.

Trevor

David, I am a terrible, terrible person.

That you read and post on this blog is an admission of depravity.

#ProudlyTerrible

David

That you read and post on this blog is an admission of depravity.

One for the brochure.

Jonathan

As long as you don't imagine there might be some kind of a pattern, everything will be alright.

Trevor

As long as you don't imagine there might be some kind of a pattern, everything will be alright.

This stuff is tough to watch. In a strange way I'm almost grateful to the empathy-deficient cackling banshees who filmed it so it can't be denied.

Jonathan

It is. Colin Flaherty has a whole twitter feed full of black on white violence in the US. I'm sure someone could do the same for the UK.

jones

I know this doesn't quite fit here but the comment thread is rather funny.

https://www.boredpanda.com/man-provider-vs-loser-women-partner-choice/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=BPFacebook&fbclid=IwAR3tlFbdXY4nKF30WKybh3jtJhcKHICDHBfSxXCfbl0feN4SLPP2FflFMJk

Jonathan

Diversity is just another word for Love

jones

"That you read and post on this blog is an admission of depravity."

I admit nothing.

WTP

This was inevitable, but got tired of waiting. Could been done better tho

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Attention you lot over in the UK, please to correct your speech and history books, a scholar has spoken.

The term ‘Anglo-Saxon’ should be DROPPED from modern speech because it has links with white supremacists, says scholar and medieval England specialist Mary Rambaran-Olm...Miss Rambaran-Olm said people in early England – or ‘Englelond’ – did not call themselves Anglo-Saxons but tended to refer to themselves as ‘Englisc’ or ‘Anglecynn’.

I am not an active member of the Medievalists of Color, but, just blue skying here, "Anglecynn" sounds rather like a slurred version of Anglo-Saxon, or maybe how it was pronounced back in the Medieval days, sort of like that Englelond thing, not that Englelond evidently meant "Land of the Angles".

Thank all the Druid gods we have scholars to save us from the white supremacy of all the wypipo who settled over there.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

"Eco-conscious city"; St. Greta The Puppet will watch over you in your homeless camp as you shoot up and crap in the street.

Trevor

Mary Rambaran-Olm

Her work and interests all sound fascinating, especially Anglo-Saxon Studies in the Post-Colonial Caribbean. That one really has me salivating.

WTP

Thank all the Druid gods we have scholars

I know you know this but it needs to be said repeatedly until it gets through people's thick heads...No, thank the taxpaying suckers for funding this idiocy for decades now. I'm finding it harder and harder to blame Calvera when the sheep refuse to fight being sheared.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Purple hair, crazy eyes; yep.

Ban clapping for jazz hands in theatres, because people going to theatres aren't expecting clapping or other sights or sounds, just stillness and dead silence for an entire performance.

pst314

Woke piety, part 3,026.

A self hate crime. Heh.

pst314

St. Greta The Puppet will watch over you

If the Addams Family's Wednesday were a Stalinist tyrant.

pst314

Colin Flaherty has a whole twitter feed full of black on white violence in the US. I'm sure someone could do the same for the UK.

Someone apologist for barbarism will probably tell you that blacks are much more frequently victims of white mob violence, but that is obviously a lie because such incidents would get national news coverage.

David
The socially destructive effect of this judgment, if it were to be generalised, hardly needs emphasis. The judgment made honestly held belief, however absurd, a defence against what would otherwise be a criminal act, and it therefore made everyone a law unto himself.

One law for thee.

Darleen

St. Greta The Puppet will watch over you

Good enough for the streets. But you really need to up your Greta-shaming with Grouch on the Couch. (shameless plug)

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Someone apologist for barbarism will probably tell you that blacks are much more frequently victims of white mob violence...

Fortunately there are no guns in schools 'cause there could be violence 'n stuff.

Diversity is just another word for Love

"That you read and post on this blog is an admission of depravity."

Steve E

Grouch on the Couch

Apparently they just installed a big one in San Francisco:

Steve E

Sorry, didn't see Muldoon's post up thread. For some reason, when he posts images they don't appear in my browser.

pst314

Fortunately there are no guns in schools 'cause there could be violence 'n stuff.

Here is a video of that incident, in case the link gives trouble:
https://twitter.com/NewsBreaking/status/1192956064594939910

I'd like to see that teacher in prison until she's too old and feeble to hurt anybody.

Darleen

Democracy means you and I get to vote to eat the guy next door.

Darleen

Customer service.

David

Democracy means you and I get to vote to eat the guy next door.

Mr Maza seems to aspire to stereotype status.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Democracy means you and I get to vote to eat the guy next door.

I think Americans can, through democratically elected representatives.

Americans through democratically elected representatives: "Cut welfare and buy more F-22s and build the damn border wall".

Maza and his fellow commies, "We need a socialist dictatorship because these Americans through democratically elected representatives don't vote in their own interests".

WTP

Democracy means you and I get to vote to eat the guy next door.

The smugness of the ever so smart people. Because they've been "educated". With the money taken from the kind of people they pretend to speak for. Because, shut up boomer.

pst314

As long as you don't imagine there might be some kind of a pattern, everything will be alright.

Remain calm. All is well.

Squires

Mr Maza seems to aspire to stereotype status.

Seeing his loftiness’s comment on those who oppose his received views being “bootlickers”, I by habit tapped tapped to enlarge his profile picture. Sure enough, the visage that presented reminded me once again of something once said by a dear old friend: “I yearn for enemies whose flapjack asses wouldn’t be defeated by throwing them down one flight of stairs.”

bgates

The term ‘Anglo-Saxon’ should be DROPPED from modern speech

Quite. Those in the know prefer the ungendered form, Anglx-Sxxxn.

WTP

“I yearn for enemies whose flapjack asses wouldn’t be defeated by throwing them down one flight of stairs.”

Heh, yeah. Like this 5' 5" waif?

Darleen

Another episode of Woke Critics v Audience.

Chester Draws

Darleen: there's a lot bigger imbalances than that one: Playing with Fire and Maleficent.

I no longer ever go to Rotten Tomatoes to see if a film is worth seeing. It seems to be completely out of sync with its audiences -- not understanding that in an age of niche markets a film can hit the spot for its target audience without needing to appeal to everyone.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Another episode of Woke Critics v Audience.

Speaking of remakes. With the incredible miscasting of Woody Harrelson as Nimitz and Dennis Quaid as Halsey, the critics may be right this time.

Darleen

I no longer ever go to Rotten Tomatoes to see if a film is worth seeing.

I drop in to see the imbalance - with it is that much out-of-whack, including the reverse, I know to go with the audience ranking. It's been pretty reliable.

Fay

I go to see a movie maybe once a year. Either because I am fairly sure it will be historically correct or because Mark Steyn gave it an interesting (if not entirely) favourable review.

Saw "Judy" last weekend based on Steyn's review . I wasn't disappointed. Zellweger was amazing.

JuliaM

@Darleen: "Deriance Ra”Shaiel Hughes"...? Does the US have a #chavname equivalent?

TimT

A modest hero for these complex times.

Tom
I drop in to see the imbalance - with it is that much out-of-whack, including the reverse, I know to go with the audience ranking.

I was listening to a podcast this week, I’ve forgotten which one, where they said this theory seems to work back to 2013. That’s the year, per host and guest, where it all seemed to go badly wrong, woke criticism-wise.

Jonathan

Isn't it Ironic?

Whatever you do, don't notice anything.....

via Steve Sailer

PiperPaul

From TimT's modest hero link:

"it's always nice to pull one over on someone smarter than yourself"

Isn't that the leftist motto or something?

Darleen

Does the US have a #chavname equivalent?

I had to look up "chav name". Actually we don't have a name for it, but the concept is readily bandied about. You'll hear joking about names of criminals saying "what did their parents expect when they named him/her?" Related conversations are girls having "stripper" names.

As I worked at a DA office, this was a regular point of humor. You name your baby girl (true name) Diamonique Monet don't be surprised if she takes up shoplifting for a career.

Darleen

I really believe that the teachers who support this nonsense actually hate children.

“Gentle Hands simply means playing games outside that do not need to be physical. This will ensure the playground is a happy, safe and calm place where everyone can enjoy their lunchtime running around and getting the exercise we know is important to them”
The adults in charge want a "calm" lunchtime? Let them go teach yoga to adults. Playgrounds should be as close to anarchy as possible with adults only at the periphery to take care of accidents or break up any physical intimidation. Otherwise, LEAVE KIDS ALONE ... to blow off steam, create their own games, to learn to negotiate with their peers.

No wonder kids get to college and can't emotionally cope with anyone that says 'I disagree'.

pst314

LYou name your baby girl (true name) Diamonique Monet don't be surprised if she takes up shoplifting for a career.

One of my "favorite" stupid names is Latrina. I'm waiting to hear that somebody named their daughter Chlamydia.

Baceseras

"With the incredible casting of Woody Harrelson as Nimitz and Dennis Quaid as Halsey, the critics may be right this time."

Yah, I haven't seen it yet either.

Those are both good actors, among the best we have, and they must be the right age for the roles now -- can't go on playing young goofs forever: in fact, they haven't. Harrelson especially has been lucky with not only good roles, but with good directors and pictures -- The Walker and Rampart come to mind.

Not to quibble about Midway though, as I said I haven't seen it yet. And the critics may be right this time.

TimT

From Darleen’s link:

“ In a letter to parents, Mrs Smith said: “To clarify, ‘gentle hands’ does not mean ‘no touching’. The children are, of course, allowed to hold hands or play clapping games with a friend should they wish to”

I cannot for the life of me remember any boys playing ‘clapping games’ at my old school. Sounds a bit like Miss Smith doesn’t like boys.

Bill Peschel

"Granted lying to your doctor isn't going to make you any better, but it's always nice to pull one over on someone smarter than yourself."

I knew a guy who was proud that he lied to his physical therapist about not exercising, even though a) he suffered lung problems serious enough to walk about breathing from a tank and b) he wasn't going to get any better unless he exercised.

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

Trevor

#chavname

Not sure this is a chavname - it probably belongs in a different category - but I once had dealings with a 'Whonikqua'.

I can't even.

Squires

Playgrounds should be as close to anarchy as possible with adults only at the periphery to take care of accidents or break up any physical intimidation.

As a child of the 80s/teen of the 90s I recall by high school my (male) friends and I seeing the changes that were being made to playgrounds we grew up on and all thinking no good would come of it. Much of what was not being torn down and replaced with smooth, soft plastic was being made off limits; even more unsettling was that kids seemed to be meekly obeying orders not to play on or around the older contraptions we had happily (and often) bruised and scraped ourselves on when we were just little bastards.

Then shortly after most of us were graduated came the rise of “zero tolerance” policies right up to the high school level.

If one’s goal were to incrementally condition the young to be completely unequipped to defy bullying and coercion, these steps would have made fine early progress.

a different James

I cannot for the life of me remember any boys playing ‘clapping games’ at my old school.

I do, circa 1975.

You would come up behind the intended victim and clap your hands hard on his ears.

Spectacularly painful (from experience of being the victim).

Dangerous to the victim's eardrums, as informed by Head Teacher about to administer corporal punishment (from experience as perpetrator reported to the Authorities).

Hard Core, I was!

Farnsworth M Muldoon

"With the incredible casting..."

With the incredible MIScasting, I said, I did.

These two in these roles are as believable as that buffoon Alec Baldwin playing Jimmy Doolittle in that Pearl Harbor bomb (NPI) from a few years back, though I imagine to the average millennial and/or Hollywood type one guy in a uniform is the same as the next.

pst314

one guy in a uniform is the same as the next

Can't tell em apart if they aren't wearing superhero spandex? ;-)

TimT

” You would come up behind the intended victim and clap your hands hard on his ears.”

A classic earboxing! Not recommended.... but kids can be, well, shits.

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