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January 27, 2021

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David

Not entirely unrelated.

Mark in Mayenne

Dentists announce new teeth blackening treatment

Jen

it doesn’t sound much like a conversation.

That.

TDK

But Dentists are all racists.

Is it not true that they talk of the benefits of healthy white teeth and is it not true that the particular teeth that are ethnically cleansed from your mouth are only those teeth that show signs of the wrong pallor. Even a tan brings down the wrath of dental hygienists - "you should remove plaque"?

gunker

Best they don't investigate the previous name of Darlie, a very popular brand of toothpaste in the far east.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darlie

John Lewis

However, the Chinese name of the brand, "黑人牙膏" (in English, "Black Person Toothpaste"), remains the same and a Chinese-language advertising campaign reassured customers that "Black Person Toothpaste is still Black Person Toothpaste".

LeBron James will have something to say about this!

Any time now.

LeBron?

Adam

I have a dental check-up tomorrow. In addition to extra flossing, should I prepare for a privilege quiz?

Burnsie

“There were so many students who came into the school with no preparation for the conversation about race or racism."

*Snort.*

These would be the same students who've been bombarded by "conversations about race" in school and popular culture since the day they were born.

It must be nice being able to impose this false reality and phony moral authority on everyone, knowing that no one will dare call you on your bullshit--and if someone does, you can force his or her expulsion before the week is through.

David

I’ll just leave this here, I think.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Is it not true that they talk of the benefits of healthy white teeth and is it not true that the particular teeth that are ethnically cleansed from your mouth are only those teeth that show signs of the wrong pallor.

Problem solved, and one doesn't even need a dentist.

I suppose I should denounce myself and report for regrooving, even though metal teeth were pioneered in the former CCCP and by other wypipo.

asiaseen

From the laughable woo link:

spawned a multi-million-dollar consulting industry

As ever, follow the money.

semi retired conservative

She is clearly an anti-dentite.

pst314

"There were so many students who came into the school with no preparation for the conversation about race or racism."

Monty Python's Mister Shabby must be retiring about now, and somebody needs to be cleaning all those public lavatories, so why not social policy professor Amy Hillier?

John Lewis

Brings back nostalgia for those happier time when dentists, usually of the “Sexy Danish” variety, featured in some memorably educational films.

David

those happier time when dentists, usually of the “Sexy Danish” variety, featured in some memorably educational films.

The genre of erotic dentistry had somehow escaped me.

TDK

@Farnsworth M Muldoon

Should have thought of that. I'll have to rewatch the two James Bond movies involving the henchman Jaws. Will that make Moonraker a good film after all?

Daniel Ream

featured in some memorably educational films

A moose once bit my sister.

cayleygraph2015
The genre of erotic dentistry had somehow escaped me.
"Looks to me like you're going to need some drilling."

...

don't give me that look you were all thinking it

Dr Evil

I went to medical school in the UK. There was no political nonsense. Just science and clinical training. I have no idea what politics the teaching staff had or how they voted. It wasn't relevant. Tutorials with the professor of anatomy were about, anatomy including histology and the like. I do so love a squamous epithelium to this day. The dental students in the next building were much rowdier than we were. Anyone trying out white privilege or some such nonsense would have been told to "F**k Off" by the dental students.

pst314

A moose once bit my sister.

I do not want to know what a moose might be doing in a "memorably educational film."

pst314

The dental students in the next building were much rowdier than we were.

But entirely professional when on the job: only once in all my dental visits did someone behave unprofessionally.

Alex

I have a dental check-up tomorrow. In addition to extra flossing, should I prepare for a privilege quiz?

Well, you're sitting there in a chair with no ability to reply back to anything you're told. So yeah, it's pretty much the same as one of those lectures"conversations" about race.

Alex

I do not want to know what a moose might be doing in a "memorably educational film."

Showing off its rack, of course.

Governor Squid

After my firm was purchased by Big Chicago Firm a couple of years ago, I got into so much trouble in the initial HR reprogramming sessions. They opened with the implicit association woo, and I raised my hand and informed them that the test and the theory behind it were without merit, and I didn't see the value in putting a bunch of highly-paid professionals through a series of exercises with no validity.

This was maybe 18 months after David's "Voodoo" post, which I was able to pull up in a hurry for reference. Just being able to name the authors and cite their 2015 admission of the limitations of their theory was enough to put the HR drones on the back foot. They proposed that we "just press on" while they checked my sources, but when I asked whether their meaningless brain games should take priority over our productive work, I found a sudden surge of support from cow-orkers who'd been remarkably passive up until that point.

Pretty sure I'm on the corporate list of "undesirables," but my cow-orkers sure thought it was swell that they didn't have to sit through two hours of brainwashing that morning.

My thanks once again to our gracious host for providing me with the tools I need to cause trouble.

David

My thanks once again to our gracious host for providing me with the tools I need to cause trouble.

My work here is done.

Governor Squid

Tutorials with the professor of anatomy were about anatomy...

Yes, but as a result, literally thousands* of mxn died of ovarian cancer because ignorant cretins like you didn't think to check. How can you sleep at night?


* Where "literally thousands" = "potentially one or two if you squint just right and use your imagination"

anon a mouse

The genre of erotic dentistry had somehow escaped me.

Once upon a time dated the daughter of a Dental School Dean. Attended a semi formal bash, and was rather surprised that one of the most, er, cherished awards was the "BIE"...

I was mightily puzzled until 'splained to me that it meant "boob in eye" ...

Karl

I have a dental check-up tomorrow.

During the Covidemic?? You fucking liar!

Dentists are more workshy than the teachers.

semi retired conservative

The genre of erotic dentistry had somehow escaped me.

"I've got your filling right here.."

Captain Nemo

The genre of erotic dentistry had somehow escaped me.

"No, Doctor! That's not the oral exam I was expecting!"

Bill de Haan

Years ago, a local dentist hired a dental technician who was a Palestinian.

And not just any Palestinian, but one of the a "Filthy Jews are murdering 30,000 Palestinians every day" variety. People getting their teeth polished were treated to diatribes about the dirty kikes and how they were exterminating the Arabs; I mean, it's all right there in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

Being in a largely affluent jewish suburb, a large percentage of the dentist's clientele was of the Yid variety.

With the new technician in place, that percentage dropped significantly. As did the number of clients. And referrals dropped practically to nothing.

"Unexpectedly", as they say.

Since this was in the 1990s, the dentist fired the technician, because back in those days, subjecting customers to hateful screeds and calling them kike garbage was actually considered a firing offense. I've no doubt that if it happened today, the technician could not be fired, and if the dentist tried, he and his practice would be the ones ordered to go to counseling.

pst314

Not entirely unrelated.

Queer Theory certainly is queer.

Karl

Erotic Dentistry

Well, that's one rabbit hole I didn't expect to descend

Novus

My son, who is six and in Year 2, has his online learning via Google Classroom, which in addition to the specific assignments has a stream where pupils can post anything of interest that they're been up to. Up piped this afternoon one of his classmates to announce that her word of the day was "colnialisim".

Usually the purpose of this post would be to mock the spelling, but she's six and expectations are pretty low these days so I'll let her off. But who causes/encourages/allows a six-year-old to post that her word of the day is "colonialism"? Who talks to a six-year-old about colonialism?

CavScoutCoastie

Are they at least being taught aboriginal methods of dental hygiene?

pst314

Who talks to a six-year-old about colonialism?

Someone who should not be allowed to talk to six-year-olds.

WTP

Dentists are more workshy than the teachers.

Not in the US they aren't. Or at least my dentist. And while they do do the full PPV thing as expected by law and some clients, the hygienist I spoke with, as well as my dentist himself, were quite rational about the degree of threat of this virus. Similar with the oral surgeon with whom my wife (and I) consulted.

pst314

Dentists are more workshy than the teachers.

My dentists' office is open. They have implemented strong COVID safety protocols, but they are completely open and only closed for awhile during the first lockdown to implement those protocols.

Daniel Ream

I do not want to know what a moose might be doing in a "memorably educational film."

No, really. She was carving her initials on the moose with the sharpened end of an interspace toothbrush given her by Svenge - her brother-in-law - an Oslo dentist and star of many Norwegian movies: "The Hot Hands of an Oslo Dentist", "Fillings of Passion", "The Huge Molars of Horst Nordfink"...

pst314

No, really. She was carving her initials on the møøse...

(to the tune of Sweet Betsy From Pike)
"When I was a young girl I used to like boys.
I'd play with their bodies and fondle their toys,
Till my true love ran off with a sailor named Bruce.
You'd never be treated that way by a moose.
chorus:And it's moose, moose, I like a moose..."

David

I need a drink.

Sporkatus

The posters responsible for the fault in the subtitles have been sacked.

John Lewis

https://www.amazon.com/Danish-Dentist-Job-Authentic-Original/dp/B01B1Z78VG

Did someone say posters?

asiaseen

Danish dentist job

Well, yes, I had to go and have a look but what surprised me was the price: Price: $5.99 + $45.98 shipping. Must be flying first class

Alex

erotic dentistry

A dentist, young Doctor Malone,
Got a charming girl patient alone,
And in his depravity
He filled the wrong cavity—
Just look how his practice has grown!

Squires

I was mightily puzzled until 'splained to me that it meant "boob in eye" ...

When I was just a little bastard the whole family was dragged brought along to some annual parties held by one of the higher-ups from AT&T, my father’s employer. These shindigs included an awards ceremony, with all of said awards being trophies depicting the hindquarters of a horse in progressively larger scales.

David

‘splained to me that it meant “boob in eye”...

See also, hairdressers.

pst314

These shindigs included an awards ceremony, with all of said awards being trophies depicting the hindquarters of a horse in progressively larger scales.

That does not sound, on the face of it, like something calculated to build team spirit and morale.

WTP

Still needing some degree of distraction from the ongoing idiocy. Does anyone have a recommendation for a humor site? Something along the lines of Harry Hutton or David Thorne? Or have such things been scrubbed from our Brave New World?

Riz

Black teeth matter.

pst314

The latest UK travel quarantine rules. Retweeted by Old Holborn. Seems about right.


WTP

Sure but illegal immigration is still totes ok, right? Anything less would be raaaaaycist.

LS

Fight truth decay.

Daniel Ream

Does anyone have a recommendation for a humor site?

It seems to be impossible to avoid the wokescolds. I've been reading old collections of Dave Barry and Pierre Berton columns.

Steve E

I've been reading old collections of Dave Barry and Pierre Berton columns.

I have fond memories of reading Berton's non-fiction in my mid to late teens. He struck the right Canadian nationalist chord. He was also the first (Canadian) person I read who was overtly political. I think it was his politics that eventually pushed me away from him. His stance on public medicine would anger many Americans on the right today. But he was a very intelligent, witty man who didn't display any ivory tower, academic tendencies.

If people want to experience everyday Canadian funny I always recommend Stuart McLean either through his writings but especially through his radio shows--The Vinyl Cafe. In some ways he's Canada's Dave Barry.

pst314

Sure but illegal immigration is still totes ok, right?

For maximum entertainment, let's not allow anybody in.

pst314

Simultaneously, we should kick lots of people out.

Richard Cranium

Fight truth decay.

I'm going to steal that.

Liam

Because apparently you can’t do dentistry without the weird political woo of dogmatic parasites who’ve managed to insert themselves into yet another sphere of life.

Don't sugar coat it, David. :-D

David

Don’t sugar coat it, David. :-D

Well, it seems to me that these clowns prevail and spread their unhappy influence precisely because they aren’t being told, often and quite forcibly, that their behaviour is both pernicious and immoral, a form of psychological abuse, and that they should be ashamed.

Spelunker

There was a young girl called Malone
Who went to the dentist alone
In a fit of depravity
He filled the wrong cavity
Now she's nursing the filling at home

pst314

Is it time to repost this?

pst314

And since it's breakfast time...

WTP
Well, it seems to me that these clowns prevail and spread their unhappy influence precisely because they aren’t being told, often and quite forcibly, that their behaviour is both pernicious and immoral, a form of psychological abuse, and that they should be ashamed.
And who, pray tell, was going to shame them? Shame itself was denounced as wrong, wrong, wrong decades ago. I remember once, upon hearing a friend of a friend go on a virtue signaling rant about church people (hypothetically in this case) who express shame about others people's behavior, I replied something to the effect of, "Yes, they are dreadful people. How they sleep at night...". I must confess sometimes my expressions of irony are a tad too subtle. Sometimes.
pst314

"Yes, they are dreadful people. How they sleep at night..."

Indeed. I have pointedly called leftists on their lies and their malevolent intentions, but shaming them never changed them into actual decent human beings. Really, leftists are like carjackers and rapists: the only things that stop them from doing evil are punishment and exclusion from society.

Nikw211

[I]t doesn’t sound much like a conversation. More a series of begged questions, whereby some people can be deemed guilty or complicit by virtue of their skin colour.

Dismal reading in The Financial Times, which published an article with the title 'Black Lives Matter ushers in new era for diversity officers'.

I've linked to it here, but it may not be accessible to everyone.

Still, the upshot is that "chief diversity officers" who we are told "have long complained of being under-resourced and organisationally siloed" have suddenly found themselves thrown into the spotlight in the wake of George Floyd's untimely end.

Having initially been targeted for swingeing cuts at the beginning of the lockdown period, following the death of Floyd, posts advertising diversity and inclusion roles on recruitment site Glass Door jumped by 55% in the summer and by November of last year had reached an increase of 245% over the beginning of the year.

They interview a number of Directors of Diversity and Inclusion one of whom, Sheree Atcheson, global director of diversity, equity and inclusion at Peakon, is reported as suggesting "many [diversity executives] compromise their work by tiptoeing around white colleagues who are in denial about systemic racism".

Atcheson then goes on to complain about (presumably white) "allyship" and is quoted as saying that nobody can just expect to "start off as an ally without understanding that we have gotten to the position we are in because people have been evil,”.

It seems reasonable to assume that what this means is that no amount of pleading will spare you from the punishment that is your due. So the message seems to be: 'Assume the position!'.

All of which reminds me again of the insanity of Savanorola's Florence, which in turn always makes me think of this clip here, which I like, despite the wooden of the child actors.

anon a mouse

"equity and inclusion at Peakon"

*curiosity piqued*

"Peakon is an employee success platform that converts feedback into actionable insights"

*shrugs*

Nikw211

*shrugs*

Yeah, don't worry about it.

It's just one company, right?

I mean, it's not like you see it anywhere else or anything ...

anon a mouse

Yeah, don't worry about it.

It's just one company, right?

I was wondering what business plan includes "an employee success platform" as a profitable venture.

FWIW, when running into the WMB* syndrome, I wheel out my aboriginal parentage. Watching the illiterati stumble over that is priceless...

* whitemanbad

Nikw211

I was wondering what business plan includes "an employee success platform" as a profitable venture.

When I was writing the message, I initially thought to include a link to Peakon.

However, having found it impossible to work out what exactly Peakon is or does, even after clicking on several links of their website, I thought better of it.

Watching the illiterati stumble over that is priceless...

Heh.

Yes, I can imagine how that might cause some turmoil.

Nikw211

One can only hope this is an elaborate hoax.

The significance of it if not ...

H/t Titania McGrath

WTP

One can only hope this is an elaborate hoax.

Would Tiger Woods have to attend ALL of those sessions? Theoretically, of course.

anon a mouse

One can only hope this is an elaborate hoax.

Brentwood, eh? Rings a bell, that does.

*glances down the street where neighbors bought a new Ford... Bronco?*

Jay Guevara

Still, the upshot is that "chief diversity officers" who we are told "have long complained of being under-resourced and organisationally siloed" have suddenly found themselves thrown into the spotlight in the wake of George Floyd's untimely end.

Having initially been targeted for swingeing cuts at the beginning of the lockdown period ...

An outbreak of common sense. Finally, some good news.

Jay Guevara

“There were so many students who came into the school with no preparation for the conversation about race or racism."

And still less preparation for the conversation about IQ scores.

Pooklord

One can only hope this is an elaborate hoax.

The significance of it if not ...

I don't think it is a hoax--it appears to be the same divisions as mandated in the diversity discussions which were divided into "Black" and "White" sessions by the King County, WA library system.

Jim Crow lives.

Horace Dunn

There's a rather good essay here about our lap-dog media class:

https://unherd.com/thepost/the-new-reign-of-the-imperious-slay-queen/

This rang particularly true:

... on more than occasion during the Trump era journalists would express outrage over some Third Reich-like policy of the Republican administration, only for someone to point out it had already been in place under Obama, except no one had bothered to report it.

That Obama was such a dreamboat.

Patrice

All those 'diverse identity sessions for people who are white/black/hispanic/middle Eastern...it would be tedious to have to go multiple ones if, say, your mum was 'white' and your dad was 'black AND hispanic'..do you go to 3 different sessions? How to decide which one to identify with?

pst314

That Obama was such a dreamboat.

"Progressive" journalists get soo moist for Obama, just like they used to get moist for Mussolini.

NTSOG

With regard to the smug sense of superiority of the Wokels Quadrant Online [Australia] has just published the following article which considers the nagging behaviour of the nutty squirrels who inhabit the fantasy world of the Left and the characteristics of such moralising rodents.

https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/01/the-science-is-settled-lefties-are-fearful-scolds/

Roscoe

Geeze. I spent most of my career working in Africa, and never once enjoyed the spiritual uplift of attending struggle sessions on the travails of being in the wypipo micro-minority.

Can I get a refund?

pst314

Can I get a refund?

Not even a credit note.

NateWhilk

And since it's breakfast time...

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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