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December 23, 2020

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pst314

A very nice video, David. Thanks for re-posting it. Hope you have a very fine Christmas.

pst314

Curious newcomers and those with nothing better to do are welcome to rummage through the reheated series in search of entertainment.

[fiddles with lock on heavy door behind bar] May we also rummage through the wine cell--OW! I thought the henchlesbians had gone home too. [fumbles in pocket for first aid kit purchased after last infraction]

Lady Cutekitten of Lolcat

Merry Christmas to all! 🌲

Atempdog

Thanks for posting the video. Merry Christmas!

Steve E

Awesome video, reminded me of this inspiring video, "Celebrate What's Right With The World" from Dewitt Jones, a National Geographic photographer. Worth watching to the end if you've got the time.

I wish you the merriest, the merriest, the merriest, yes the merriest!

Randy

The moon is magic, with or without a telescope.

Fred the Fourth

Pst,

Remember all the mysterious construction noises last spring? And the slabs of travertine stacked out back behind the emergency loo? Well, my mole in the upstairs hot-tub maintenance crew tells me that there's a new door up there, and odd noises have been heard from behind the wall. Add in the Known Fact that the henching staff commute reimbursements have shrunk drastically, and I think we can deduce what happened. And, probably, all to blame on Those Responsible for last year's B&E job which resulted in the total loss of the reserve Hump Fat supply, along with the last case of the Chateau Tarentino.

Bryce

*feels good*

Thanks, David. Merry Christmas to you and all your commenters. I've left a little something in your stocking. :-)

David

Morning, all.

I’ve left a little something in your stocking. :-)

Bless you, sir. May your enemies find that their colanders drain with surprising inefficiency.

In other news, male feminist detected.

Oh, and I think you’ll want sound on for this.

JuliaM

Merry Christmas, and here's to a much better 2021.

Alice

If you haven’t seen it before, enjoy.

Still gets me. :-)

Merry Christmas to our host and his rabble.

a different james

In other news, male feminist detected.

And yet, in the world outside the classroom, teams of largely male engineers design and construct elaborate bridges every day

and if we are to conclude from the good teacher's tale that men and women are different, who knows where we might end up?

And if voluntary association along male and female lines is the choice for women in certain circumstances, can it not be so for men as well?

And are we really to believe that on a the vast majority of occasions, the events unfurled as described?

David

And are we really to believe that on the vast majority of occasions, the events unfurled as described?

It does sound a little, um, embellished. Romanticised and contrived. And Tim’s quip isn’t entirely unwarranted.

David

Fantasy.

Reality.

Via Rafi.

Felicity

Merry Christmas to my fellow travellers here, I have many laughs coming here which has to be a good thing. For those who obsess about weather like me, it reached 40 C here today, still 36 at 6.30 pm. We are expecting 40 again tomorrow and a cooler 37 for Christmas.

Also true story, I had a weird dream the other night about this site. I had posted a comment but it was OT and you weren’t allowed to do that until David had given permission. I seriously think it is ptsd related to the time I had to spend in the alley with only a burnt coat to keep me warm because I had missed a close italic thing.

David

I had a weird dream the other night about this site. I had posted a comment but it was OT and you weren’t allowed to do that until David had given permission.

Heh.

Felicity

I hope I haven’t given you any ideas!

David

I hope I haven’t given you any ideas!

There’ll be forms and everything.

Felicity

Sorry everyone

David

Ace ponders Die Hard.

Critical Drinker ponders The Mandalorian.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Our betters are thinking again, do not buy milk from these people.

asiaseen

male feminist detected

So why doesn't Dr Boyce have mixed sex teams?

David

Just like normal people.

pst314

"Jen Silverman: All I have ever wanted from a yogurt is to know who the cows are."

Douglas Adams: You're late. "Good evening, Madam and Gentlemen. I am the main Dish of the Day. May I interest you in parts of my body?"

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Do you want to be a great ally to fat people People of Enhanced Mass ? Just remake the entire world to accommodate them.

pst314

Just remake the entire world to accommodate them.

Because the world should revolve around them.

Captain Nemo

Because the world should revolve around them.

Given their mass and gravitational pull, I suspect that's quite likely.

Captain Nemo

To you and yours, this year more than most, a very good one.

Thank you and likewise, David. All the best to you, your Other Half, and your respective families. And indeed, a good one to all my fellow commenters.

David

Just remake the entire world to accommodate them.

Because the obvious and more practical alternative – dial down the carbs and take a walk now and then – is apparently unthinkable.

pst314

Given their mass and gravitational pull, I suspect that's quite likely.

Exactly what I was implying. :-D Also their density: "He's so dense, light bends around him."

Adam

Re: Male feminist detected.

Reminds me of the old joke about the guy interviewing applicants for an office assistant job. After carefully considering their qualifications and experience, he hired the blonde girl with big breasts...

...because she was the best qualified, OF COURSE! You bigot!

David

Just remake the entire world to accommodate them.

Fat activism is a particularly revealing form of wokeness – steeped in denial, dishonesty and grandiose entitlement. Psychologically, it’s often akin to a kind of self-harm, insofar as its adherents seem to aspire to disability, and with it, exemptions and a kind of deference. It’s all rather manipulative. And so, having made themselves ill-suited to any number of routine activities, they then bitch about their self-inflicted shortcomings as being somehow unfair, a form of supposed oppression that is always and forever someone else’s fault. Presumably, the scolding and manipulation are some kind of compensation for all the aching and wheezing and shortened lifespan.

I don’t generally concern myself with other people’s weight issues, but I do find the psychology of fat activists absurd and repulsive. It’s also perhaps worth noting how fat activism is very much a female-dominated demographic.

Alfonso

It does sound a little, um, embellished. Romanticised and contrived.

The leader chooses his friends to do the work, picking his favourites to do the best jobs and ignoring those he doesn't know very well.

He relives his high school social defeats every single working day of his life. And replays his high school fantasies of female attention and revenge on the popular boys.

aelfheld

Ad meliora.

MC

Merry Christmas all and here's hoping for a better 2021!

Steve E

It does sound a little, um, embellished. Romanticised and contrived.

Yes. He also leaves out the part--after the project is completed and the victory won--where leader-girl and her minions attack the looks and self-esteem of idea-girl, directly to her face and on social media, until she curls up in the fetal position and starts cutting herself.

pst314

It does sound a little, um, embellished. Romanticised and contrived.

My experience also suggests this is contrived: I have worked on many project teams over the years, and the female supervisors were more likely to be very difficult to work for. Not by any means always, but more likely.

pst314

Also from Tim Newman, this unsurprising news:
NHS Diversity Coordinators ‘given Covid vaccine before doctors’

This actually makes sense, as Diversity Coordinators are constantly getting in people's faces.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

It does sound a little, um, embellished. Romanticised and contrived.

Clearly only a patriarchal misogynist might think that.

David

At last, the gaming massage chair.

pst314

At last, the gaming massage chair.

Irony: the video is in effect a product advertisement, but one must watch another ad before seeing this ad. It could be worse, though: I've seen videos where one must watch two ads before the video starts. [closes without watching]

David

Irony: the video is in effect a product advertisement, but one must watch another ad before seeing this ad.

YouTube are now pushing the ads to aggravating levels. And so, in order to tempt users to pay for their ‘premium’ service, they’re making their default service much worse than it was.

Darleen

Merry Christmas and looking forward to a better 2021 -- and it can start with people finally fighting back.

pst314

they’re making their default service much worse than it was.

In many ways. For instance, I can no longer start a podcast, lock the screen, and put the phone in my pocket while I am out walking. If I do so, the video immediately stops playing.

David

and it can start with people finally fighting back.

Parents were not made aware of the ideological turn in the curriculum… Parents... were not aware of the turn towards coercive, ideological indoctrination until they began seeing the detrimental effects it worked up in their children.

One more time. They are not good people. They do not mean well.

Captain Nemo

YouTube are now pushing the ads to aggravating levels.

It's particularly intrusive and offensive when an advert comes on in the middle of a movement of, say, a Beethoven symphony or a Mozart piano concerto. If they were to happen between the movements it would still be aggravating, but not nearly as much.

pst314

It's particularly intrusive and offensive when an advert comes on in the middle of a movement of, say, a Beethoven symphony...

If Google could make its ads follow you wherever you went, like something out of Pohl and Kornbluth's The Space Merchants, it would do so. Oh wait, that's what Google Nest and all "smart home" devices are really for....

WTP

Merry Christmas to all.

And thanks for the Hades' Star recommendation. All things considered, probably the most useful "gift" this year. A Merry Christmas ping shortly...

David

thanks for the Hades’ Star recommendation.

Heh. You say this now…

A Merry Christmas ping shortly...

Bless you, sir. After quietly stashing wine in the hallway closet so as to ensure an adequate supply over the Christmas holidays, may you never discover that said stash has been detected - and reduced in size - by someone who will remain nameless.

[ Glares across room. ]

Captain Nemo

Oh wait, that's what Google Nest and all "smart home" devices are really for....

It's why I refuse to have them in my house. The one thing Orwell didn't foresee in "1984" was that people would actually want to own the very device that spies on them.

pst314

It's why I refuse to have them in my house.

Also because they notoriously have rotten security, making them easy to hack.

Uma Thurmond's Feet

YouTube are now pushing the ads to aggravating levels. And so, in order to tempt users to pay for their ‘premium’ service, they’re making their default service much worse than it was.

Which is why I use on Firefox the Easy YouTube Video Downloader Express plugin. I've had it for several years, and occasionally kick in money to support him. It puts a pleasing green Download button next to the Subscribe button.

Between that and my (Chinese-made) DVDFab, I've committed thousands of felonies over the years at a low price, guilt-free.

Uma Thurmond's Feet

And to convert by YouTube video to an audio file, I use the Pazera Free Audio Extractor, which does a neat conversion. You may have to be careful when downloading it -- it may offer to load some silly browser extension I cant remember -- but it does a great job.

Uma Thurmond's Feet

Oh wait, that's what Google Nest and all "smart home" devices are really for....

We entertained my sis-in-law and her husband last night, and they mentioned talking on their smartphone about something, and immediately seeing ads for the product afterwards. Not creepy at all.

pst314

they mentioned talking on their smartphone about something, and immediately seeing ads for the product afterwards. Not creepy at all.

I would love to confine the entire management of Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc to an island for ten years where they will be constantly surveilled and their every word used as an excuse to punish and humiliate them.

pst314

last year's B&E job which resulted in the total loss of the reserve Hump Fat supply

I never opened that jar that David forced upon gave me. Perhaps should put it under the tree over there...

Darleen

[ Glares across room. ]

Ruh roh ...

That ping you just heard was but a small contribution to your wine fund and in furtherance of domestic bliss.

David

That ping you just heard was but a small contribution to your wine fund and in furtherance of domestic bliss.

Bless you, madam. May you know the joy of discovering that your fully-grown other half has inadvertently ordered socks that would suit, and just about fit, a five-year-old girl.

David

resulted in the total loss of the reserve Hump Fat supply

Fear not, dear patrons. We have an alternative.

A vigorous boiling should do it.

Captain Nemo

May you know the joy of discovering that your fully-grown other half has inadvertently ordered socks that would suit, and just about fit, a five-year-old girl.

I did that last month. Bought some socks in what I thought was size 7-11 for a relative. I didn't realise the 7-11 was the age range Caught it before I gave them, thankfully, but that would have been awkward...

FlynPigRanch

All Traditionally girl names.
I went to school with 2 Padmas, 3 Roots and 4 Lettys.

FlynPigRanch

Because the world should revolve around them.

Easier to over them than around them.

pst314

Congolese "activists" attempt to steal Indonesian artifact from French museum, claiming it is "plundered" African art.
I guess those primitive artifacts all look the same to "activists" who don't actually know their own culture (much less anyone else's) but are obsessed with grievance and resentment. And it also seems that these "activists" cannot read the plaques and labels in the museums they attempt to loot.

pst314

Also: How often does "looted" mean "purchased for very little because that's all the sellers asked for back then."

Daniel Ream

It does sound a little, um, embellished. Romanticised and contrived.

There's certainly some embellishment but having been part of these kinds of things at various points I found the description entirely plausible. Here's why.

The clue is at the very beginning, where the teacher says "after all the curriculum material has been completed..."

The boys know there's absolutely nothing at stake. They have nothing to lose. They don't care about the teacher's opinion of them, they don't care much whether the girls win or they do. As a result, they're going to fall into typical insecure-adolescent-boys-jockeying-for-position-in-the-hierarchy behaviour.

The girls, on the other hand, are playing for very real stakes (to them): the approval of the male teacher. There's a ton of research that shows that all-female teams are just as productive as all-male teams if they're led by a male supervisor.

Run the experiment again, but with a few variations:
* Offer $50 to each member of the winning team
* Have the experiment run by a female teacher

I expect you'll see different results.

pst314

A vigorous boiling should do it.

I see that David finally noticed and fixed his html error. I liked the original, missing, photo better. [makes note to always eat before heading over to David's establishment.]

Farnsworth M Muldoon

[makes note to always eat before heading over to David's establishment.]

You might want to re-think that, we are not talking low-brow non-inverted recta, but inverted rectums, as served in the finest multi-star Michelin restaurants. Pairs nicely with vintage Bovril.

Steve E

we are not talking low-brow non-inverted recta

and they're boneless...it takes a lot of work to de-bone an inverted rectum. In fact, it's damn near impossible to invert one unless it has been deboned.

pst314

I never realized one could get PTSD from a blog.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I never realized one could get PTSD from a blog.

PTSD ? Pig's Turned Stoma Delicacies ? I've not seen an order form here, but I know if you order them from Amazon David gets a kickback.

David

Run the experiment again, but with a few variations:
* Offer $50 to each member of the winning team
* Have the experiment run by a female teacher
I expect you’ll see different results.

Heh. Do help yourself to pork rectums.

David

and if we are to conclude from the good teacher’s tale that men and women are different, who knows where we might end up?

I think the unspoken rules are that you’re allowed to acknowledge aggregate sex differences provided the differences, or alleged differences, depict males in a poor light. You can declare these quite emphatically and even with a hint of glee. But statistical differences in behaviour and psychology that might conceivable reflect badly on women simply do not exist, apparently.

JML

Pinged. I'm not sure I should thank you for introducing me to the time-sink of Hades Star, but have a happy Christmas anyway. My every-day favourite blog.

David

Pinged.

Bless you, sir. May your stash of carrier bags, stored for theoretical re-use at some point in the future, be orderly and easily accessible. Instead of, well, you know.

I’m not sure I should thank you for introducing me to the time-sink of Hades Star, but have a happy Christmas anyway.

Wait ‘til you encounter the Cerberus bombers on level 7.

My every-day favourite blog.

Discernment, I like that.

David

Ben wants you to know how woke he is.

David

I never realized one could get PTSD from a blog.

Another quote for the brochure.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I'm so old I remember when they just showed cartoons to kids.

Do help yourself to pork rectums.

To match the character of this fine establishment I suggest labeling as "Boulette de porc désossée inversée" as found in the finest of restaurants, perhaps served with a side of Huîtres des Montagnes Rocheuses.

Daniel Ream

Do help yourself to pork rectums.

I prefer my pork recta uninverted, thanks.

I find it mildly amusing that I keep track of how badly the Canadian dollar is doing by seeing how few pounds sterling you'll get each time I throw a twenty your way. Ping, and Merry Christmas.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

How to tell you have no real problems: time to cancel the Tiki bars.

As Kunkel puts it, "the colonial beliefs that underpin tiki directly contribute to continued imperialism in the Pacific today."

a) She has been holed up on an island with a Japanese soldier who doesn't realize the war is over;
b) Is unfamiliar with China;
c) All of the above.

Do read on, however, and you can meet Kevin Uffre who evidently focuses on wine and spirits education for people of color.

Education is at the core of Uffre’s work. “I think the next education that the consumer is craving is on the sociopolitical and cultural aspects of spirits.”

Yep, first thing I crave when I curl up with a bottle of Night Train Express.

David

Ping, and Merry Christmas.

Bless you, sir. When sharing an amusing festive GIF with family members via WhatsApp, may you never discover, belatedly, that said file is fucking enormous and takes forever to send.

David

I prefer my pork recta uninverted, thanks.

There’s a band name in there somewhere.

[ Assorted grunts and thudding noises from behind bar. ]

I hope everyone likes… pâté.

asiaseen

Mikaele Andrew Baker, 23, is a trans nonbinary furry

My education is happily lacking because I have no idea what "non-binary" in wokeish actually means. I, therefore, simply assume that it means "monotonous".

BTW isn't there a contradiction in terms in describing someone as "trans non-binary"? By definition trans is explicitly binary - both male and quasi-female (and vice versa) at the same time - and so cannot also be monotonous. To mangle Mr Burns,
"O, wad some Power the giftie gie us
To see oursels as complete fucking idiots"

Happy Yule to all clear-thinking binaries.

asiaseen

I prefer my pork recta uninverted, thanks.

You do all eat the skin on your sausages?
https://i5.wal.co/asr/8877abf4-1347-4a9d-a8eb-dc0f7f3c9d8a.c8d1c632195424ee7a2d24c620eba5e5.jpeg?odnWidth=1000&odnHeight=1000&odnBg=ffffff

pst314

David will lead the henchlesbians this evening in a special performance of A Festival of Nine Lesions and Carols.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

You do all eat the skin on your sausages?

Yes, but that is just the submucosa, the clean middle layer of collagen. The nasty bits - the outer muscular and inner mucosal layers and the rest of the shit - are discarded or sold to sketchy restaurants or Big Shelia.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

She seems nice.

WTP

You do all eat the skin on your sausages?

Yes, but that is just the submucosa, the clean middle layer of collagen.

Now in regards to the smegma...I think I missed that part or does that get added in later? Also, how do you know when it has been properly aged?

Richard Cranium

You do all eat the skin on your sausages?

You can make an argument around ethics that if you kill something in order to eat it, then you should maximize the use of the body of the thing you killed so that you won't have to kill something else any earlier than you had to.

In the old days, of course, that would be phrased as "Damn, how many pigs do you have that you can afford to throw away so much of that one?".

Yes, I've killed things in order to eat parts of them. I've been most wasteful with frogs (whose legs I have consumed while letting the rest go to waste). Slightly less wasteful with snapping turtles, but I did not attempt to use their shell or intestines for anything at all.

As a child, any bird killed with a BB/pellet gun was given to our cat. For some unrelated reason, our cats always liked me. Even then, the cats wouldn't eat any of the feathers.

For what it is worth, I grew up in the American South East. Anything that moved slower than I did was considered to be a potential food supply. (I grew up around neither human babies nor cannibals, so I can't think of a time where I would put babies on the menu. I'll mention that I cannot give blood due to the threat of prions which I may have due to eating British beef whilst being a US soldier serving in the Bundesrepublik Deutschland back in the early 1980s. The linkage of those two sentences are left to the reader, which assumes that you look up the word 'prion'.)

Captain Nemo

Merry Christmas, everyone.

David

Yo ho ho.

No, wait. Ho ho ho.

Christmas, not pirates.

David

Jen wants you to know how woke she is.

Pronouns, obviously.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Jen wants you to know how woke she is.

There is an app for that.

Related, "scientist" (no, not Fauci) has important zoological news.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Pronouns, obviously.

Thoughts=mine.

That is the more comical part of the bio.

David

Thoughts=mine.

Yes, that attention-seeking, status-seeking, joy-thieving psychology - the kind we’ve seen hundreds of times among her peers, all making eerily similar noises, as if reading from lecture notes - is all her own work.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Jen has more Deep Thoughts™.

The linkage of those two sentences are left to the reader, which assumes that you look up the word 'prion'.)

Late '90s, same reason - mustn't go to the local Fleischerei and get fresh, but get that fine, fine, nitrogen packed frozen meat from the commissary...

pst314

She seems nice.

Progressive: Who radicalized you??
Conservative: You did.

pst314

Jen wants you to know how woke she is.

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas.

pst314

Related, "scientist" (no, not Fauci) has important zoological news.

From the comments: "Neil, go to bed."

Ted S, Catskill Mtns, NY, USA

Also dreaming of a white Christmas

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Also dreaming of a white Christmas

Only one response to that....

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