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August 10, 2020

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John D

Why did no one tell me this existed?

Squires

Now I wish there had been a Mexican Batwoman/Crimson Bat crossover.

David

“A mad scientist is murdering wrestlers and draining their pineal glands…”

Rafi

"I can't breathe!"

https://twitter.com/ColumbiaBugle/status/1292744439010480128

https://www.dailywire.com/news/woman-shouts-i-cant-breathe-as-she-loots-luxury-clothing-store-in-chicago

David

“I can’t breathe!”

I’ll just leave this here, I think.

[+]

"Think of the press as a psychological warfare operation against normal Americans and you won't go far wrong"

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/392927/

Enemy of the people.

WTP

I’ll just leave this here, I think.

From that thread, y'all still going to rename the White Cliffs of Dover? Or just not capitalize the word 'White'?

Daniel Ream

It's all explained in another video on the next page.

The word "explained" is doing an awful lot of heavy lifting in that sentence.

If you enjoy Mexican Batwoman, I direct your attention to the Roger Corman film and television series Black Scorpion, the elevator pitch for which was - I am not making this up - "1963 Batman for the scripts, 1989 Batman for the art design, and we cast porn stars for all the female roles."

Somehow they managed to get many of the original 1963 Batman actors to play various villains. I presume the porn stars on set helped.

I guarantee you it's a more entertaining watch than the CW Batwoman.

Not that that's a high bar.

Sam Duncan

“Enemy of the people.”

It's absolutely extraordinary that we have people in black shirts rioting in the streets, smashing the windows of businesses owned by the enemy race, hounding their opponents from their jobs, enforcing displays of loyalty to their cause before sporting events, destroying books, yet we're supposed to believe that the threat of incipient fascism comes from the President.

Don't know about you, but I'm beginning to think they're lying.

David

I guarantee you it’s a more entertaining watch than the CW Batwoman.

I do like the idea of a cement gun.

And suddenly I’m reminded of Paste-Pot Pete.

David

[ Drifts into vintage Fantastic Four reverie. ]

John

Flicking through the Black Scorpion wiki page I was pleased to discover lurking among the numerous villains an apparently terrible musician named Vox Populi and her band The Bleeding Eardrums.

Uma Thurmond's Feet

I'm sitting here quietly, thinking deep thoughts, after watching Alan Rickman make tea.

I think I'll be this way all afternoon.

Hippogryph

Lucha libre mujer murcielago? Well, approved.

Is it too late to swap out the CW Batwoman with Gina Carano?

Ray

Is it too late to swap out the CW Batwoman with Gina Carano?

I only watch FF6 to see Gina beat the crap out of "Miserable" Rodriguez.

David
[O]ne feels as if we are entering bizarre territory when Zoe Saldana feels obliged to apologise for playing Nina Simone. Now, a white person playing Simone would be ridiculous. One could share people’s grievances then. But Ms Saldana is black. She just is not black enough. The irony is that Nina apparently had a terrible script, but putting silly words into the singer’s mouth was deemed less significant than having an actress with a slightly wrong skin tone… Everybody wants to be a critic nowadays. The bar to entry has never been lower... But there is a problem: not everyone has something to say. Happily, commenting on the ethnic make-up of a cast is easier than commenting on the script, the cinematography, the themes, the performances et cetera. Anyone could do it.

Ben Sixsmith on wokeness as a substitute for competence.

Somewhat related.

David
we have people in black shirts rioting in the streets, smashing the windows of businesses owned by the enemy race, hounding their opponents from their jobs, enforcing displays of loyalty to their cause before sporting events, destroying books, yet we’re supposed to believe that the threat of incipient fascism comes from the President.

One more time. Lefties project.

And one has to wonder whether the efforts of Antifa and Black Lives Matter – resulting in weeks of feral sociopathy, arson, looting and conscienceless predation – have done much to improve the public perception of black people.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Now, a white person playing Simone would be ridiculous.

The other way round (cough)Hamilton(cough) is just jake, though.

sH2

Antifa's method.

"The core of this is that their request is something that cant be granted. ie. the removal of police. You remove the police, and they will not go quietly into that good night they will go bat crap crazy and the full revolution is on… but if you don’t, they have a never-ending excuse to keep doing this endlessly… which is the point of asking or requesting something that cant be granted... Its tactical… its not about the actual validity of any request, but about how the request appears such, so that useful idiots join and provide cover and more. Without the larger idiot crowd, the insurgents would be rounded up in an hour, charged and over."

https://www.thenewneo.com/2020/08/08/method-to-the-rioters-madness/

David

In other news, Thomas Sowell has “white masculine fragility.

Yes, it’s the super-woke reviewer mentioned here.

Stephanie Richer

Well, it looks like old Peg Atwood was right with “The Handmaids Tale” - women need to surrender their uteri for fertility equality.

https://nyti.ms/2OPUFek

asiaseen

watching Alan Rickman make tea.

Or rather, watching Alan Rickman showing total ignorance about making tea.

David

Or rather, watching Alan Rickman showing total ignorance about making tea.

I’m assuming you’re referring to the use of cold or tepid water. Or possibly the whole tipping-over-the-table thing. Because, here in Blighty, we don’t usually do that.

Governor Squid

I figured the reaction was due to what he was given after asking for a nice cuppa.

asiaseen

the whole tipping-over-the-table thing does suggest that he may know how tea should be made, but if so, why go through the charade in the first place (just follow the money?).
As an aside, do you brew or mash your tea?

David

As an aside, do you brew or mash your tea?

I rarely drink tea. If offered while visiting, I’m happy to accept, but it’s not something I’d search out. For me, it’s an occasional novelty.

Sam

When will the current in-fashion graffiti phrase "ACAB" (all cops are bastards) be cancelled due to marginalizing children of single-mothers? Anyone want to get this started on the hacker known as 4chan? After all, if the world is burning...roast marshmallows.

Uma Thurmond's Feet

"if the world is burning...roast marshmallows"

If you mean by marshmallows the soy boys rioting in the street, then at least play "Mr. Sandman" while you are doing it.

Hank Amstramgram

https://twitter.com/SineadEOShea/status/1293130382955753472

Indeed, where might we start applying this principle across the board? Let's be a little bit sceptical any time emotive scenes are shown on the news. Are they representative? How much more of the same is there? What role is being played by advocacy groups and their PR consultants and agents provacateurs? Who's selecting, in the interest of what narrative, whether this is on page 7 of the local paper or leading on the 6 o'clock news?

I take that the TV news has recklessly been showing raw footage of illegal immigrants looking like an invading army, thus feeding the racist trope that immigrants are an invading army; and interviewing immigrants without an NGO prompter/translator/media attache present.

So it needs to be contextualized, that is make conformist with the narrative. And making raw emotive footage conformist with the narrative might mean replacing some proportion of it with different raw emotive footage, footage better representative of crying children or of "awestruck, wide-eyed, open-mouthed, child-like newcomers full of wonder, good will, and innocence". Does the narrative-conformist raw footage need to be contextualized in turn? We can stop there.

Darleen

Have we reached peak Virtue Signaling yet?

David

Have we reached peak Virtue Signaling yet?

“I’m more inclined to support things that actually do help as opposed to just putting on an appearance of helping,” he said.

Well, yes.

Col. Milquetoast

‘ draining their pineal glands…“.

There’s probably already a movie with batwoman draining their penile glands.

Sorry I misread it.

TimT

In other news, Thomas Sowell has “white masculine fragility.”

The Plashing Vole/Aidan Byrne/the chap who doubled down on his embarrassing description of Sowell as a 'rich white man' says of the incident that 'some prominent far-right guy' found it out.

Does anyone know any more about this? Clearly Sowell isn't far right. Nor is City Journal. I expect Byrne to be exaggerating again, it'd be nice to know the details is all!

David

We had quite the thunderstorm last night around 2am. Sky-wide flashes of lightning every two or three seconds for several minutes.

Still bloody hot, though.

David

I expect Byrne to be exaggerating again

Mr Byrne does seem rather impervious to self-reflection. Having publicly aired a lazy, self-flattering and somewhat racist assumption, and aired it triumphantly, as if waiting for applause, he even now seems unable to process the possibility that the consequent mockery aimed his way may have been justified. The idea that he, an elevated leftist, may have been wrong in some important and telling way – and still be wrong – is, it seems, quite literally unthinkable.

Instead we get an ironic “sigh” and an implied eyeroll. It seems that Mr Byrne regards his critics as beneath him, by definition.

JuliaM

Well. Kamala Harris. November promises to be a special month.

John D

Sky-wide flashes of lightning every two or three seconds for several minutes.

Same here. It was spectacular.

David

It was spectacular.

It was rather like a war of the gods.

WTP

Well. Kamala Harris.

But not Kamala Harris. I'm beginning to wonder if God's aim is off.

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/wwe-james-kamala-harris-dead-70

WTP

It was spectacular.

It was rather like a war of the gods.

Whenever that happens here they call it The Storm Of The Century.. No one knows why.

David

Whenever that happens here they call it The Storm Of The Century…

Some of the best thunder I’ve heard in a long while, too. Excellent bottom end.

David

And yet despite all this, it’s still too bloody hot.

[ Shakes fist at Sun. ]

Charlie Suet

I’m *so* looking forward to the woke idiots spoiling English rugby with their pointless kneeling crap, just like they did the cricket, F1 etc etc.

I’m also looking forward to the mindless false dichotomy whereby anyone who objects to a worthless quasi-religious ceremony with no positive objectives but numerous rebarbative associations is himself “racist”.

God knows none of this will do anything to stop actual racist incidents, so presumably they’ll either have to do it forever or knock it off at some point. At which point on their own logic they’ll have stopped caring about racism.

In practice it’s entirely epigonous on bloody America, so they’ll probably stop when the Septics do. I’m sure they’ll manage to create plenty more entirely spurious outrage from people not toeing the line though.

Karl

Sky-wide flashes of lightning every two or three seconds for several minutes.

A pity because they'll have hidden the Perseid meteors which are active right now. I was seeing a meteor streak every couple of minutes last night!

David

they’ll have hidden the Perseid meteors which are active right now.

Hereabouts, it was cloudy, so I doubt we’d have seen much. But the flashing purple clouds were quite a sight. Especially when accompanied by deep-bass rumbling. I was waiting for the mothership to emerge.

Steve E

I was waiting for the mothership to emerge.

Like this?

Or maybe this?

Probably this!

David

Like this?

It’s uncanny.

Karl

Have we reached peak Virtue Signaling yet?

UW Health’s Safdar said
“I have to confess in the world of science it’s been a little bit odd for us to see how political mask wearing has become..."

Other things which it might have been a little odd to see politicised in the world of "science":
- eugenics
- lamarckism
- climate studies
- gender studies
- race studies
- nutritionism
- dietary epidemiology

In fact, now I'm struggling to think of things which haven't been politicised.

"There really is no risk to mask wearing..."

Oh sure, there really is no risk to blindly obeying authority!

Daniel Ream

And suddenly I’m reminded of Paste-Pot Pete.

I'm re-reading early Silver Age Iron Man and Captain America and I often think the hagiography of Stan Lee could use a bit of sober deconstruction. One of Cap's earliest adversaries was Batroc the Leaper, a guy whose superpower was basically...jumping. Like, not superhumanly far or anything, mostly just drop kicks. Oh, and being offensively French. It's to Kevin Feige's credit that he was able to make so many of these Z-list villains watchable.

Also, Tony Stark breathlessly using the word "transistors!" every other sentence goes from tedious to comical very quickly.

David

Oh, and being offensively French.

[ Glares across Channel, shakes fist. ]

Darleen

Compare and contrast.

Sam Duncan

"1963 Batman for the scripts, 1989 Batman for the art design, and we cast porn stars for all the female roles."

Keep talking. I'm intrigued...

(Honestly, they're comic books. Stop trying to make us take them seriously.)

“The Bleeding Eardrums.”

Band n... oh.

"There really is no risk to mask wearing..."

H'mm...

Obstructed air flow keeps more carbon dioxide for extended time in masked airspace --> more carbon dioxide in lungs --> lowers pH --> increasing acid condition (respiratory acidosis) overwhelms compensatory mechanisms of the body --> The kidneys now have the hard job of dumping acid. How do the kidneys get rid of bad stuff? Excrete that acid in the urine. --> Urinalysis shows very low pH, bottom of the chart: pH = 5.0.

Not a doctor (although the author is), but I can't help thinking that if restricting airflow to the lungs for extended periods was a good idea, we might have evolved a method of doing it naturally.

Trevor

Not a doctor (although the author is)

Not really. A naturopath.

Sam Duncan

“Not really. A naturopath.”

Yep, hands up: I didn't spot that.

Hal

Obstructed air flow keeps more carbon dioxide for extended time in masked airspace . . . .

. . . . if you have your face wrapped in plastic wrap, in which case you'll suffocate far too quickly to worry about what your kidneys do . . .

Or, when one seeks to obstruct only a flow of airborne fluid drops, one goes for that . . .

pst314

"I have to confess in the world of science it’s been a little bit odd for us to see how political mask wearing has become..."

As if a government agency named the Department of Natural Resources is not and has never been political. Riight.

pst314

Tony Stark breathlessly using the word "transistors!" every other sentence

So science and engineering were not Stan Lee's strong suits? :-) Oh well, I have been told that he did improve comics on other ways and he provided a lot of entertainment for countless kids.

FlynPigRanch

Virtual signalling...Are pants still optional?

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