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November 22, 2019

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BlogDog

How well does the spray-on coating work on, unnnhhh, shall we just say “human skin?”

Farnsworth M Muldoon

An odd thing to find humiliating, under the circumstances.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

The secret behind Canadian snipers.

Just like Thanksgiving dinner at grandma's, a taste test.

Can't wait to chow down !

Steve E

More joys of public transport.

Recognized the route map above the door. It's the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission). I stopped taking the subway in Toronto when they added the bondage and discipline cars.

Monty James

The YouTube about Erica the Half-a-Bee was touching.

Monty James

This guy is the Otto Skorzeny of animal rescue:

https://gab.com/Montag/posts/103161996906742980

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Attempt no landing there.

Plasma with big craters in it?

Mike

And finally, and under pressure, fingering the perp.

Why dogs > cats.

David

Morning, all.

Why dogs > cats.

It’s certainly hard to imagine cats showing guilt, or an approximation of guilt, about pretty much anything.

In other news.

David

Incoming.

H

Wonders of the world

Can't see a source. Any pointers?

David

Can’t see a source. Any pointers?

I assume it’s a reference to this incident. Added to post.

H

Thanks, David.

David

Test your vocal range.

David

Attention, puny humans. Tremble before WhaleGorilla!

Kevin B

I'm very impressed with the guy in the "a bit close" clip. Originally he's on her outside, directly in the firing line but within a split second he ducks behind her and then pulls her down on top of himself to act as a shield in case of any follow up danger.

A man after my own heart.

Richard Cranium

There appears to be a spray of blood as the car flies by, but that might be an artifact of the video recording the taillights.

Darleen

In other news.

I had to read the caption because, at first, I thought I was looking at a childhood photo of Adam Schiff.

Governor Squid

Incoming.

"...this phenomenon also occurs in places like Minnesota and Wisconsin."

Can confirm. There's a good reason we pull the docks out and store them well above lake level each winter.

David

And for those who like this sort of thing.

pst314

A man after my own heart.

"Be the sheepdog."

pst314

And for those who like this sort of thing.

Why the f-ing f in an f-ton of f-ups is Jeremy Clarkson wearing a douchebag Che tshirt?
https://youtu.be/s8AwizkBarM?t=104

BrassG

@pst314

Because Jeremy Clarkson is a douchebag. I had assumed this was common knowledge.

Uma Thurmond's Feet

Pst314, I was thinking the exact same thing. A turd wearing a turd in a punchbowl of turds.

pst314

Because Jeremy Clarkson is a douchebag. I had assumed this was common knowledge.

I actually don't know much about him. I've heard vague claims now and then, but I have always ignored celebrity news. A friend told me that he once punched out another celebrity, but I never tried to learn more.
I am guessing that maybe he's something of an autistic techie (passionate about car tech, not much interested in or skillful in other areas) but I don't really know so all my thoughts are extremely tentative.
I never watched Top Gear until a few months ago when somebody linked to an episode on YouTube. It was fun; entertaining in an over-the-top way. Clarkson came across as brash but it's impossible to know much about someone's personality based on a heavily edited TV show.
If I met Clarkson I'd mention the Che shirt and ask if he wore it because his Hitler and KKK shirts were in the wash.

Sam

Today’s words are teaching assistant.

That gelatinous mass hanging out of her shirt? My toddler calls that the "front butt". Thought I'd share.

Baceseras

Usually done at night

Eerily beautiful. A word to the camera operator, though: Put it on a tripod!

Sam

RE Clarkson - love his content but he's the British Bill Maher. All brash and outspoken but in reality just another NPC.

pst314

All brash and outspoken but in reality just another NPC.

That reminds me: someone told me that Terry Pratchett named his socially incompetent genius clock maker character Jeremy Clockson after Jeremy Clarkson.

Daniel Ream

Terry Pratchett named his socially incompetent genius clock maker character Jeremy Clockson after Jeremy Clarkson.

And when I point out that Discworld novels are just thinly veiled lectures you lot deride me.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Why the f-ing f in an f-ton of f-ups is Jeremy Clarkson wearing a douchebag Che tshirt?

Meh, nothing to get excited about, it is Clarkson, in Vietnam, driving a leftover US Navy PBR, being Clarkson. He is no millennial fanboy of Che, he is just trying to get a rise (and succeeding) out of people, and probably couldn't find an Uncle Ho shirt.

Country specific stunts are SOP, it is not as if the lot of them didn't have to flee from Argentina because of a license plate he picked.

Charlie Suet

Most television personalities of that sort are like evolved versions of the class clown. They get attention by behaving in a certain way, love it, and end up playing up to it to the extent that there ends up being nothing else there. Not such a problem if they actually are funny, but most of them get older and more egotistical as they lose the talent that brought them into the public eye to begin with.

I don’t mind Clarkson that much on television, but the thought of being stuck on holiday with him is quite appalling.

Re: Discworld - the later books definitely got like that. The earlier ones were generally a bit more subtle.

Jen

Symbolism.

https://twitter.com/boblister_poole/status/1198011965005844480

pst314

Meh, nothing to get excited about, it is Clarkson...Country specific stunts are SOP

I'll put away the tar and feathers.

David

A conversation is attempted.

The lady on the left, in every sense - the one in what appears to be a state of permanent exasperation – is Ms Holly Rigby. Her Twitter bio reads “English teacher. Activist.”

Note our educator’s casual use of the words “racist, transphobic bigot.” Note too, in subsequent tweets, that Ms Rigby admits to not having read Mr Murray’s book, despite dismissing its contents out of hand, before reverting to her default slurs – “alt-right bigot,” etc – the factual basis for which remains unclear.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I'll put away the tar and feathers.

Well, you wouldn't have been the first. Here they are driving somewhere in Alabama off of I-10 - being over the top is what they do...

sH2

The lady on the left, in every sense - the one in what appears to be a state of permanent exasperation – is Ms Holly Rigby.

*denies identity politics is being weaponized*
*instantly weaponizes identity politics*

David

*denies identity politics is being weaponized*
*instantly weaponizes identity politics*

Heh. That.

Uma Thurmond's Feet

And when I point out that Discworld novels are just thinly veiled lectures you lot deride me.

Crimey, just read Jingo. And I'm a Pratchett fanboy.

Steve E

...before reverting to her default slurs – “alt-right bigot,” etc – the factual basis for which remains unclear.

She'd better be careful, they're starting to be held accountable for their slander and libel. This morning at smalldeadanimals.

David

This morning at smalldeadanimals.

He lists his pronouns. Because of course he does.

Steve E

He lists his pronouns. Because of course he does.

Yes it's precious, in a self-indulgent, narcissistic sort of way

David

Yes it’s precious, in a self-indulgent, narcissistic sort of way

The preceding word, dad, being an insufficient clue on that front, apparently. Likewise, the adjacent mugshot of a bearded and obviously male person.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

NYC, we hardly knew ye...

2001: Rushing into the Twin Towers to save people; 2019: finding a nice public place to cry.

TimT

From Ms Rigby’s Twitter:

“ Douglas Murray offended I hadn’t read his book for his 3 minute segment on #PoliticsLive😂”

Every single one of her students should now troll her by refusing to read the texts she sets them for assignments. “It’s just a 100 word assignment miss!lol!”

Darleen

Well, now. I don't know about you, but this finally convinces me ...

TimT

“I don't know about you, but this finally convinces me ...”

“Oh, you disagree with me? Hold on while I say the same thing ONLY IN CAPITAL LETTERS WHILE SHOUTING.”

David

Every single one of her students should now troll her by refusing to read the texts she sets them for assignments

It’s an odd thing for a teacher, an English teacher, to crow about.

And given that Ms Rigby seems happy for her pupils to know she’s an activist – it’s announced as a badge of honour – you’d think that her activism might entail more than (a) dismissing the content of books you haven’t actually read and are expected to know about, (b) avoiding an opponent’s questions with gratuitous emotionalism, and (c) slandering said opponent, repeatedly, as an “irrelevant alt-right bigot” who shouldn’t even be allowed to speak or ask questions, all while feeling hugely self-satisfied.

Oh, and reminding everyone that you’re a educator, someone to whom we should defer.

David

She’d better be careful, they’re starting to be held accountable for their slander and libel.

There’s a common dynamic on display. If you don’t defer quickly and wholeheartedly to an intensely ideological agenda pushed by the left – if you fail to use this week’s modish terminology, or demur at all, however thoughtfully – you risk being denounced and defamed - in this instance, as “alt-right” and a “racist, transphobic bigot.” It seems there’s no permissible middle ground, no scope for listening to practical concerns. Indeed, Ms Rigby seems pointedly uncurious about why anyone might object to her position, or those of her ideological peers.

It’s either deference or be demonised.

Darleen

This is my shocked face.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Hate hoax causes Syracuse University to steal this poor student's mental health (petty larceny at best).

The whole video is worth watching. Back in the Pleistocene I had a friend at SU I would visit from time to time, and aside from a mini-protest when a couple of students were shot during a protest at some Louisiana university, the place was pretty normal, but since then they have also ditched their Indian chief mascot for Otto the Orange, and did away with Columbus Day. Regardless, if SU is so oppressive to these idiots, they can always go elsewhere, and if the administration wasn't so lame, they would help them on their journey.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Today in All The Things Are Racist...not liking Indian food, a play in two acts:

Act One.

Act Two.

It is unclear what happens if you only like some of it, but do read through the replies for full comedy value.

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