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August 03, 2020

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Jen

A fuller, longer version can be experienced here.

ISWYDT

David

This is my innocent face.

[ Holds up picture of random adorable baby. ]

Felicity

This, from Tim Worstall,

https://www.continentaltelegraph.com/2020/07/the-prediction-of-demolition-man/

It’s on Netflix, watched it last night. Lots of lols.

David

watched it last night. Lots of lols.

It’s right up there with the films of Steven Seagal.

David

Actually, I shouldn’t mock. A few years ago, to my surprise, and after some lofty poo-pooing, I enjoyed watching Battleship. T’aint a fancy film, you understand, but it does exactly what it says on the tin. At considerable volume. And it has one of the funniest throwaway lines in recent memory.

David

Today’s word is civilisation.

Other words are available.

[+]

Today’s word is civilisation.

#DefundCouncilEstateRats

Burnsie

Here's a tip: If the guy you're blocking looks like a Russian mob bodyguard, step out of his way. Pants or no pants, the issue is not up for debate.

Nikw211

Today’s word is civilisation.

Tomorrow’s word is nemesis.

Unrelated - straw poll in US returns interesting but not entirely unexpected results.

David

#DefundCouncilEstateRats

I’m assuming it was this incident in Luton. Though as events of this kind are becoming quite common, certainly more common than one might wish, you can’t always be sure.

And yes, there’s something unhappy about the realisation that, if you’re a British taxpayer, you’re almost certainly paying to house, feed and clothe these creatures. To ensure their wellbeing. So that they might flourish and multiply.

David

interesting but not entirely unexpected results.

Welcome to the world, brother.

sk60

Sound recommended.

I see why now.

David

I see why now.

Yes, it’s the loudest real one of those I can recall hearing.

Darleen

This should work out well.

Governor Squid

...you’re almost certainly paying to house, feed and clothe these creatures.

You're also paying for their medical care, their public transport, and their schooling. But don't even think about trying to discipline them when they get out of line...

Governor Squid

"'It costs us as a society in the long run forever when we don’t understand our brothers and sisters that we live, work and play with,' Ford said."

So we're going to keep the people of Illinois from learning about their history. Makes perfect sense.

Nikw211

This should work out well.

I see the patience of the long slow march through the institutions has given way to some kind of last-minute Hail Mary attempt to get over the line, then?

Steve E

I thought David had shown us all there is to see in the world of performance art and then I saw this. Lefties looking for their next big idea.

Trigger warning: Eye bleach may be required.

David

Eye bleach may be required.

Eye bleach can be purchased at the bar. Bulk discounts available.

Burnsie

Eye bleach may be required.

Where can I donate hand sanitizer for the cast?

Picetpic

Pants or no pants, the issue is not up for debate.

https://davidthompson.typepad.com/davidthompson/2011/09/militantly-nude.html

Exhibitionists may be eager to dispense with clothing in incongruous locations – say, a traffic island in the middle of a busy intersection - but they desperately need an audience, preferably a clothed one, and preferably one that’s embarrassed, inconvenienced and unwilling.

Lesson: Inconvenience a Bulgarian in a manner of your choosing, and he'll inconvenience you right back, in a manner of his choosing.

David

Pants or no pants, the issue is not up for debate.

It’s possible that the naked chap was high on ‘flakka’ or ‘gravel,’ a cheap, very potent, synthetic stimulant, which is known to induce hallucinations, aggression and a very high body temperature – and, very often, a desire to be naked. Or maybe he’s just a loon. Either way, should you encounter a naked man acting oddly in the street, it’s probably best to head in the general direction of away.

Assuming you wouldn’t anyway, I mean.

Darleen

Oh dear lord, not parody.

Sam Duncan

“Oh dear lord, not parody.”

Of course it's the evilcoroporations' fault. Not, y'know, the tax régime that makes trucks cheaper, or the - EU - regulations mandating a higher frontal area and minimum gap between bonnet (hood) and engine which were supposed to save pedestrians, or anything...

Trevor

you have an open thread

In a previous life, I was one of a number of people on a rota with responsibility for organising staff training activities. Being in an education-related pseudo-profession these were inevitably ghastly. One of my favourite wheezes strategies was to declare a free afternoon for 'self-directed study'. This was always popular.

I can't think why this has come to mind.

Trevor

It’s possible that the naked chap was high on ‘flakka’ or ‘gravel'

You seem remarkably, an unkind person might say suspiciously, well-informed on these matters.

Just saying.

Squires

Oh dear lord...

And they have the arm things that go up.

Squires

I would have loved to have heard his interrogation of the front end of my old Chrysler back in the day:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_Newport#/media/File%3A'67_Chrysler_Newport_(Auto_classique_Laval_'11).jpg

Hal

You seem remarkably, an unkind person might say suspiciously, well-informed on these matters.

Ehn, 'e only needed to have been reading the Ephemera or so comments a few weeks back, with some fellow playing rugby with the local cars, one car at a time . . . .

Until that one turned up, I'd never heard of flakka either . . .

Hal

Chipotle, a source of burritos, now wants to claim to be a source of clothing.

Particularly, a claim is that the use of avocados is the reason for doing something other than fast food.

Fay

Chipolte, a source of burritos food poisoning. Fixed that for you.

David

You seem remarkably, an unkind person might say suspiciously, well-informed on these matters.

It’s for my forthcoming bestseller, 101 Causes of Incongruous Nudity.

Hal

Chipolte, a source of burritos food poisoning.

Oh, but going into . . . . something involving fabric will make that all just fine!!!!

Mike

101 Causes of Incongruous Nudity.

*pre-orders*

David

*pre-orders*

I may have inadvertently stumbled on a brilliant idea. A path to riches.

Felicity

Ahh, moments.......
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/30/arts/television/the-moment-racism-tv.html
#not parody (honest)
#ourbettersinthemedia
#wtf

Mags

Incongruous Nudity

Band name.

pst314

Ahh, moments.......

Shut up, Wesley:

"The Reconciliation Must Be Televised
What is the next step as America confronts its racism? A broadcast spectacle, our critic writes, that could look like court, a telethon, therapy, an Oprah show — and more.
By Wesley Morris
July 30, 2020
..."

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