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August 21, 2020

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Hal

“The Chinese language, with its 70,000-plus characters, couldn’t fit on a keyboard.”

Hmmmm. That approach should also simplify learning to read Chinese . . . .

Hal

Venn diagram of note.

I've worked at a place like that . . . . those frantically making lists to claim how wonderful they are could just never figure out how those of us getting the actual work done kept being so much more competent than the list makers and have so many happy clients . . .

Hal

And finally, their décor crisis is probably worse than yours.

Sorry, this post was deleted by the person who originally posted it.

---See instead:

A handful of cows found their way into a newly built home and lived in it for a month before being noticed. Shows it can always be worse!

Steve E

She loves her little figurines. Part two.

"I got two things for you, Tanya Tucker and Conway Twitty."

LOL

Pooklord

The Rodney one has to be fake. Too perfect.

David

Morning, all.

See instead

Thanks, Hal. Link updated.

Rafi

Venn diagram of note.

If nobody spotted it, it's probably true.

David

If nobody spotted it, it’s probably true.

Well, it’s not entirely encouraging. I mean, you’d hope that the multi-billion-dollar Thomson Reuters Corporation, with its divisions of news, finance, law, and accounting, might display a certain… punctiliousness.

Captain Nemo

1940s New York. Click a dot, any dot.

There goes the rest of today.

PiperPaul

That lazy frog is taking the tube today.

Mags

“The glass allegedly becomes opaque after you lock the door.”

What could possibly go wrong?

David

What could possibly go wrong?

It is, I think, a comedy sketch waiting to happen.

Hal

David Bowie, playing the part of Weimar Germany.

Mike

And finally, their décor crisis is probably worse than yours.

I really like the mooving leather couch. Where do you get furniture like that?

asiaseen

Depends how big a keyboard you have https://www.ubscp.org/wp-content/uploads/1.-Li-Wen-with-old-typesetting-machine.jpeg

asiaseen

That lazy frog is taking the tube today

At least he's riding on the roof

Captain Nemo

Today's word is camouflage:

https://twitter.com/cyclonewatson/status/1296383642239819777

Nikw211

“The glass allegedly becomes opaque after you lock the door.”

That would never work in the UK.

We already have public phone boxes for that.

Nikw211

Bonus points for the dog. || Remember, kids. Antifa are just like normal people.

Juxtaposition truly is an art form.

David

Juxtaposition truly is an art form.

You’d think they’d give out medals, but no.

Joan

And finally, their décor crisis is probably worse than yours.

Looks like a student house when they ask for their bond back.

David

Looks like a student house when they ask for their bond back.

Heh. I vaguely recall, as a yoot in a shared house, having to explain to our long-suffering landlord why the living-room door was no longer anywhere in the house. Happily, we weren’t ankle-deep in faeces at the time.

pst314

Looks like a student house when they ask for their bond back

Amazingly, I meet people even as old as 40 or 50 or 60 who still cannot understand or sympathize with landlords.

TheTooner

Re: Roomba Class, whoever polishes the floor for them does that better, too.

Hal

. . . having to explain to our long-suffering landlord why the living-room door was no longer anywhere in the house.

I once had a realtor explain to me that the clause about No Holes In The Walls did not refer to putting nails in the wall, say, for the hanging of pictures. What it referred to was No Removing The Walls.

We then found out that the previous tenant had gone and totally combobulated the electrical wiring.

The owners quite agreed with me that running the refrigerator off of an extension cord reaching all the way from the bedroom was prolly a really bad idea . . . .

Hal

Roomba Class

Band name.

Adam

Roomba class reminded me of an old girlfriend who did something like that...

Cherry Chillfest - Of course, it HAD to be in Japan! In the US such a scene would be regarded as target practice.

My neighbor out here in the country told me he shot two deer in his front yard earlier in the year. Country Life: No cable, no sewer, no city water, no cell service, but your food walks up to your front door.

pst314

Cherry Chillfest - Of course, it HAD to be in Japan! In the US such a scene would be regarded as target practice.

:-)
But not really, as those deer are in a park and even us Amurricans don't shoot deer in the parks...usually...except when they're not supposed to be in urban parks...and only wildlife control officers do it...and they don't enjoy it...really.

Daniel Ream

you’d hope that the multi-billion-dollar Thomson Reuters Corporation

I once interviewed with, and was offered a quite lucrative job with, said corporation. The offer was rescinded before my first day because a VP on the other side of the continent had decided the department was going to be politically important and forced a reorg to bring it under his authority, which entailed moving the entire department to the other coast. Relocation expenses were not provided.

Effort-saving measure of note.

SHAI-HULUD

Karl

Gad Saad visits an item from upthread.

In solidarity I would like to share with you the dissertation outline for my degree in media grievance studies. I would be glad of any feedback:

1) I go to see the movie "Alien", whose protagonist is an inexplicably violent, lethally powerful, terrifying alien life-form constructed mostly from rubber and teeth which sets about senselessly murdering the rest of the cast.

2) I identify with the alien.

3) I am black, and therefore all black people identify with the alien from "Alien".

4) Since it is a fact that black people have no agency and cannot be held responsible for their own mentation it must be the fault of some other that all black people are now identified with the alien from "Alien".

5) White people were involved in the making of "Alien". Therefore all white people are responsible for identifying all black people with the alien from "Alien".

7) Therefore all white people are racist. QED.

Having scrutinised these syllogisms with the rigour of any professor of sociology (Brock "University") I am confident that this logic is unassailable.

Steve E

In solidarity I would like to share with you...

You had me at "In solidarity".

cayleygraph2015
Shops for mice.
Sadly, since that photo essay, most of them have been vandalized or completely destroyed by mostly peaceful Rat Lives Matter protesters.
Karl

completely destroyed by mostly peaceful Rat Lives Matter protesters

*snort*

Governor Squid

Looks like the usual suspects have their knickers in a twist over a throwaway comment Mike Milbury made last night during the hockey game. Commenting on his co-host's observation about the bubble being a good place to focus on hockey and hanging out with your teammates, he replied, "Not even any women here to disrupt your concentration."

Evidently, this is beyond the pale, and now Milbury Must Be Cancelled! Never mind that it's a hard-hitting violent sport preferred by shaggy northern men who happily pretend to go fishing on frozen lakes because it means quality hours away from the wife and kids. Never mind the ten thousand articles women have written about how hard it is to work from home with the distractions of children and spouses and pets and neighbors and whatnot.

I don't even like the guy much, but this is just silly. At any rate, it'll be interesting to see if NHL or NBC decide to punish Milbury in some way, figuring it's worth trading 10^6 long-time hockey die-hards in exchange for the 10^2 young wokelings who sorta pay attention to the sport when their knuckle-dragging friends drag them to the sports bar for wings and beer.

Squires

the usual suspects

Why am I not surprised to learn that Deadspin is one of the Spawn of Gawker?

Zombie Dodge

Now that federal troops have been withdrawn, it's back to normal in Portland:

https://twitter.com/BGOnTheScene/status/1296672316382826496

David

it’s back to normal in Portland

As my dear, grey-haired gran used to say, “We need more chlorine in the gene pool.”

dennisthemenace

Very true -
https://twitter.com/Holbornlolz/status/1296756431417417729

TomJ

On the subjectof peaceful protest, a civics lesson for elected official.

Governor Squid

it’s back to normal in Portland

I have some leftover fireworks in the garage, but I'm woefully short on Molotov ingredients. Plenty of rags and kerosene, but all the bottles around the house are full of stuff I would much rather drink than throw into the street. I may have to comb the alley for glass before the next recycling pickup. Or maybe just work on emptying my collection of bottles more quickly.

It's way past time these austere scholars find out what "abolish the police" really means.

Uma Thurmond's Feet

I'm reading an interview with "Gentleman Prefer Blondes" author Anita Loos in the NYT and she had this to say about Sigmund Freud:

"The influence of Freud is disappearing, thank heaven," Miss Loos said. "He's a pernicious enemy to the human race, turning everyone into self-pitying and evasive characters. Today, if you want to be fat, all you have to do is blame it on Freud and say you're sick."

The article's date: April 26, 1973.

TimT

Eldritch monument detected: furnished with all mod cons.

https://mobile.twitter.com/liamosaur/status/1296305262144364544

TimT

” Eldritch monument detected...”

This is funnier if you know Melbourne. Fawkner isn’t exactly obscure but it’s sufficiently humdrum and out of the way to make the presence of a 212 storey monument very surprising indeed.

Sam Duncan

“Eldritch monument detected: furnished with all mod cons.”

OpenStreetMap is better than it has any right to be, but it's had the name of my local church wrong for 15 years. Honestly, I can't be arsed to open an account just to change that one detail (which some smartarse would probably revert anyway because it's been like that since 2005 so if there's any discrepancy it must be reality that's wrong), but you'd think somebody would notice. It's written on the front of the bloody place.

Daniel Ream

Brock "University"

If you can walk and talk, you can go to Brock.

(It's about half an hour from Steve E and I)

Steve E

(It's about half an hour from Steve E and I)

I was trying not to pile on. ;-)

But...Brock is the safest campus in Canada should the Zombie apocalypse occur...Zombies eat brains.

David

it’s back to normal in Portland

This is what happens when malevolent narcissists don’t get slapped and thrown to the ground. The kind of psychology we’re seeing, over and over again, overwhelmingly from the left, is an exercise in bad faith, a fundamental dishonesty. It therefore isn’t amenable to correction with facts or debate, or appeals to reciprocity or some higher purpose. Tolerating such behaviour - and worse, deferring to it – will only encourage an escalation of malice and sociopathy. It may, however, be discouraged with reminders of physical consequences. Ideally, physical humiliation. A reminder that nasty little egos can be publicly broken.

David

The fairer sex.

Via Ace.

PiperPaul

The old joke can be modified...

"The pilot responded 'I knew right then that I had to be in Microsoft Flight Simulator, because they told me they were in a 200 storey-tall building in Fawker'."

Nikw211

This is what happens when ...

Pretty much all of that.

Jonathan

via Lisa

David

Pretty much all of that.

As we’ve seen more times than I can count, these are people who will lie as readily as breathing - baldly, shamelessly, even on camera when proof of their dishonesty is hard to miss - in order to excuse their sociopathic urges. They aren’t being obnoxious reluctantly, in desperation, or under duress. They harass and provoke and abuse and destroy because it gives them pleasure. It makes them feel important and powerful. Power being conceived solely as power over others. It’s a focus for their spite. Anything else is a fig leaf. Some will all but admit this. You can’t, and shouldn’t, engage with such creatures on their own ostensible terms.

Because that’s not what it’s ultimately about.

David

via Lisa

Heh.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Antifa are just like normal people.

Indeed, and The Babylon Bee is supposed to be parody.

WTP

The Babylon Bee is supposed to be parody.

I don't get it. Is the joke/parody that some parents would actually object?

Darleen

The upside to online school is parents are getting an eyeful of what goes on in the classroom.

asiaseen

Diesel-flavoured sharksfin
https://postimg.cc/CZzTx5r3

asiaseen

Oops something wrong there, sorry

asiaseen

Diesel-flavoured sharks' fin
image host

Sam Duncan

“They aren’t being obnoxious reluctantly, in desperation, or under duress. They harass and provoke and abuse and destroy because it gives them pleasure. It makes them feel important and powerful.”

Yep.

I saw that with my own eyes when out campaigning for the “No” side in the 2014 referendum. I ended up being surrounded by a gang of “Yes” people. We had an argument of sorts - one or two were engaging and reasonable - but the joy that spread across their faces when, once it was clear they were losing the argument, they descended into simply chanting in unison, preventing me from speaking at all, was unmistakable.

David

Yep.

I think we’ll give that one a little post of its own.

Because I can, that’s why.

WTP

Mario Cuomo converts to Southern Baptist...
https://www.newsbreak.com/new-york/syracuse/news/2044306196188/cuomos-coronavirus-rules-no-dancing-no-cornhole-no-karaoke-no-kidding

pst314

Mario Cuomo converts to Southern Baptist...no cornhole...

Except for the cornholing that Cuomo will continue to give everyone in New York.

Darleen

Mario Cuomo converts to Southern Baptist.

He bans alcohol, the shit get real. ;)

Ted S, Catskill Mtns, NY, USA

Of course it's Andrew Cuomo, the sort of fourth-generation imbecile Oliver Wendell Holmes warned us about.

Seriously, he claimed the reason New York's coronavirus numbers looked so bad is because the feds said the virus was coming from China, not Europe.

Jonathan

Truly, the 'Napoleon of Crime':

via Battle Beagle

Jonathan

Didn't quite work out as he Expected.

Yes, that is a gun.

WTP

Didn't quite work out as he Expected.

As the camera appears to be hand-held and it follows the action, I have a sneaking suspicion there's a back story here. That perhaps these guys have a history...a "business relationship" perhaps. If this gies viral, and depending on the backstory, cue the leftists to say the apparent intended victim here is the actual perp and is no different than 'Keese' Love...in 3..2..1...

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