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December 04, 2020

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Captain Nemo

Orwell & Goode has returned:

https://twitter.com/OrwellNGoode/

Farnsworth M Muldoon

“It should be wet in the middle,” says Fanny.

You do know, David, that there are those among us who know what "fanny" means on your side of the big ditch.

The innocent act won't cut it this time, I'm afraid.

Lady Cutekitten of Lolcat

Is the female rabbit dead? She sure looks like it.

JuliaM

"Little nymph."

Or perhaps new Pokemon. Who can say?

Jen

“It should be wet in the middle,” says Fanny.

Definitely not tempting. LOL

Em

Ready for battle

Why is he holding a fan?

David

Morning, all.

The innocent act won’t cut it this time, I’m afraid.

I’m sure I don’t know what you mean, sir.

Why is he holding a fan?

I’m guessing that’s fletching and related to the bow (right) and arrows (left). Though I do like the idea of battle fans. I mean, fearsome warriors have to stay cool.

David

Explosive hydroforming.

Via Tim.

Hal

Though I do like the idea of battle fans.

Well, yes.

Hal

I’m guessing that’s fletching . . . .

Oh.

Yes, as noted, actually, that is a fan.

David

Yes, as noted, actually, that is a fan.

I’ve always said this place is educational, albeit implausibly.

George

Switched-on blonde with bagpipes

Now that's what I call a black label performance.

Hal

For sale, house that was used by some guy named Tolkien.

David

[ Checks local weather forecast. ]

“Potential disruption due to snow and ice.”

So, there’s that.

David

Yes, as noted, actually, that is a fan.

I’m now picturing ladies of the Nineteenth Century armed with silk and paper fans and fluttering them in a way that’s both coquettish and deadly. Sort of ninja assassins, but with lots of corsets, social protocol and endless cups of tea.

Min

The bread lights are really cute. :-)

kfg

"Why is he holding a fan?"

Because he is, like all knights, a gentleman. All Japanese gentleman (and ladies) always carried fans and put them to many uses, including pocket organizer. He likely has notes for his day's activities written on the back of it and perhaps the "number" of a young woman who he met on the way to the shoot that he would like to "take for coffee."

David

and perhaps the “number” of a young woman who he met on the way to the shoot that he would like to “take for coffee.”

I think you have the makings of a bawdy historical novel.

Hal

I think you have the makings of a bawdy historical novel.

Genji takes up a job as an imperial officer, and the story follows his sexual, personal and political exploits through the lens of Heian aristocratic society.

Lady Cutekitten of Lolcat

It looked more like a signaling fan to me. All the fans for fanning I’ve seen in old pictures are fancier.

TomJ

Slide of note

Michael Stone

Polly lays it out:

https://www.blazingcatfur.ca/2020/12/02/this-is-too-important/

TomJ
Some precision parking

I posted that to a Whatsapp chat of folk from my old UAS; one of them, now flying air ambulances, replied "All great fun until you clip a blade on something hard. And then carry on flying anyway. Legends (different incident to original vid for clarity)."

Governor Squid

With respect to you and Polly -- if it's really important, it can be summarized in print so that I don't need to sit through 22 minutes of dramatic monologue to find out if it's really that important.

I read ten times faster than she talks, and given the amount of work I'm trying to avoid right now, I need to use my procrastination time wisely.

Hal

I read ten times faster than she talks . . . .

Back a bit, when Jordan Peterson commenting on Tanach had turned up as a series of videos, my emphatic reaction was to go find transcripts for exactly the same reason . . .

Michael Stone

I didn't mind sitting through 22 minutes.
I thought what she said is important and worth listening to.

YMMV.

pst314

a long walk

I wonder how many miles before the walker would be murdered.

Daniel Ream

Sort of ninja assassins, but with lots of corsets, social protocol and endless cups of tea.

So...kunoichi then?

Steve E

I wonder how many miles before the walker would be murdered.

He probably wouldn't make it out of South Africa. A business aquaintance was beaten so badly while hiking there that he spent 6 months in the hospital and to this day isn't really the same person.

David

So...kunoichi then?

Now there’s a thread I won’t pull on.

[ Writes down “suspected deviant.” ]

Squires

Sort of ninja assassins, but with lots of corsets, social protocol and endless cups of tea.

I would like to go to this party.

Jerryskids

A claim is made.

Leftist sex workers? I'm pretty sure prostitution is the very essence of free market capitalism. Although I'm also sure there's a joke in there somewhere about "from each according to his ability, to each according to his need".

David

Heh.

WTP

Switched-on blonde…

I don't think I have ever said this before in my life, but I could not wait for the bagpipes to start.

WTP

If it's really important, it can be summarized in print so that I don't need to sit through 22 minutes of dramatic monologue to find out if it's really that important.

This sort of thing really frustrates me as well. I understand why he switched to the video format but I miss a lot of Scott Adams' good analysis because I have no patience for the initial small talk nor interest in many of his topics that he discusses in his vlogs every day. I've taken to following his Twitter feed (though I don't twit myself) but I get the sense I am missing a good amount of context.

Sam Duncan

“given the amount of work I'm trying to avoid right now”

Surprisingly, I'd never heard this episode of the Goon Show until a couple of days ago...

CRUN: I'm coming Min, just as soon as I've finished what I'm doing.

BANNISTER: (Distant) What are you doing?

CRUN: Nothing dear, but I'm doing it slowly.

“Heh.”

And Heh.

Also:

With eye-swivelling speed, Ellen was erased. IMDb now tells us that the lead star of Juno (2007) was Elliot Page (though in parenthesis it says, rather riskily, ‘as Ellen Page’). Juno was ‘their breakout role’, it says. But it wasn’t ‘their’ breakout role. It was Ellen Page’s. We all saw the movie. It was about a teenage girl who got pregnant. Elliot Page didn’t play that teenage girl any more than Caitlyn Jenner won gold in the decathlon at the 1976 Olympics. It was Ellen, and the gold-medal winner was Bruce. Although if you ask Google ‘Who won gold in the decathlon at Montreal in 1976?’, it says: ‘Caitlyn Jenner.’ Which is a lie. They’re lying about the past now.
TDK

To be fair to Craddock, I think you (or Julia) ought to have pointed out to non-UK viewers that Mincemeat does not contain meat - it is mainly fruit and sugar. Having said that, it certainly won't be something I will order anytime soon - look at how much icing sugar gets layered on top of what is already a very sweet dish.

Captain Nemo

Clown. World.

https://twitter.com/westmidspolfed/status/1334757327858176002

David

Clown. World.

The chosen publicity photograph is not entirely encouraging.

Somewhat related.

Captain Nemo

Somewhat related.

That's exactly what came to mind when I saw the tweet.

Joan

The chosen publicity photograph is not entirely encouraging.

'It rubs the lotion on its skin...'

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The chosen publicity photograph is not entirely encouraging.

https://twitter.com/Ye_Olde_Holborn/status/1335526666525872130

ComputerLabRat

The chosen publicity photograph is not entirely encouraging.

https://twitter.com/Ye_Olde_Holborn/status/1335526666525872130

Ye gods - that pic on the right looks just like a guy I used to date, were he to wear a long blonde wig. The face though - doppelganger!

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