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April 21, 2020

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RNB

"Nascent nostalgia." The only example I could think of was Tom Lehrer's exercise in "pre-emptive Third World War nostalgia," the song "So Long, Mom, I'm Off to Drop the Bomb."

Jacob

Instead, I just hear the programme running.

That.

Hal

Tom Lehrer's exercise in "pre-emptive Third World War nostalgia," the song "So Long, Mom, I'm Off to Drop the Bomb."

This is a song that some of the boys will have sung to their mothers as they will have gone bravely off to World War III.
Captain Nemo

She teaches gender studies. Can you tell?: https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/coronavirus-vaccine_uk_5ea067f2c5b6b2e5b83ba372?guccounter=1

David

She teaches gender studies. Can you tell?

Let’s see.

Rich countries giving vaccination priority to their own populations (somehow bad)… Privilege (bad)… White male (bad)… Patriotism (bad)… Nations (bad)… Idea of British excellence (bad)… and on and on.

Again, I hear the programme running. In the head of a pretentious fool.

Burnsie

"Why weren’t they seizing en masse the opportunity for one of Violet’s bargain-bin BJs?

Sounds like Violet needs a better brand strategy. Is there a brand strategist in the house? One at the cutting edge of Gen Z’s blossoming sexual liberation?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

She teaches gender studies.

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Huffingpaint Pest, GFY.

For those who don't want your device accessed, here is the twitter version, and apparently Miss Cousens doesn't teach at the real Oxford (nor the University of Mississippi at Oxford), but something called Oxford Brookes which once had Davy Crockett as chancellor, so they have that going for them.

Some other people have thoughts on the matter.

David

She teaches gender studies. Can you tell?

That’s the thing about wokeness. It quickly blunts the moral and cognitive senses, not unlike a wasting disease.

Karl

I've always thought that all my Privacy really needed to make people respect it was a dashboard. Now it feels almost nascent. Thanks Verizon!

MC

Oh dear, 'Dr' Emily. In a brighter and better world, she would be compassionately shot in the face and boiled down for cat food and glue. I suspect that, at heart, she realises this.

Governor Squid

Forgive my lateness to the party, but I'm still trying to get over the Karen article that Sam linked back on Page 1. Julia Baird seems to be trying to paint the Karens as put-upon housewives who are finally finding a voice and enough courage to Rage Against The Patriarchy, when every observer recognizes that Karen is simply the anonymous suburban soccer mom abusing the bureaucracy of a corporation or municipality to make herself feel powerful by bringing overwhelming force to bear against somebody guilty of the most trivial of offenses. She's the furthest thing from a righteous crusader -- she's a petty bully!

Painting her sister Karens as a bunch of Florence Nightingales, when in fact they're just garden-variety busybodies tattling on their neighbors? Well, that's some next-level Karen shit right there. Her feeble attempts at self-referential humor only serve to make it worse.

David

Forgive my lateness to the party,

I’m going to start taking attendance. We’ll have gold stars and everything.

Karl

She teaches gender studies

I think what's most hilarious about our "Doctor" Emily Cousens is how desperately she wants us to believe she teaches at Oxford University.

David

I think what’s most hilarious…

It’s inadvertently comical, and exactly what you’d expect of the type. What with wokeness being a status game.

Steve E

[...] she wants us to believe she teaches at Oxford University.

She's not even qualified to tutor at Oxford Learning.

PiperPaul

See also "Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution" vs. "Woods Hole Research Center".

One of these things is not like the other, although I suspect they both agree on all the lefty issues.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

One of these things is not like the other...

Not unlike "doctor" and "PhD researcher"...

David

Right, tomorrow’s ephemera has been compiled and will materialise just after midnight.

WTP

If ever there was a sign that these people are not serious people...

https://governor.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/OLC-Interpretive-Guidance-COVID19-11.pdf

Steve E

[...] these people are not serious people...

This sums it up perfectly.

Trigger warning: This is a facebook video link.

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