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March 01, 2021

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Captain Nemo

Brilliant. I'm still laughing.

PiperPaul

Related: http://en.inkei.net/

Pete

Just let the A.I. enhance your doodles.

Reminds me of school. :-)

David

Related

I’ve always said this place is educational.

anon a mouse

Nuts!

David

Reminds me of school. :-)

It’s a lingering memory of arriving at secondary school. I estimate some 30% of the textbooks had been thusly embellished.

ComputerLabRat

Just let the A.I. enhance your doodles.

That's awesome! Still laughing. Needed that on a lousy Monday morning!

Alex

Spotted the logical phallusy!

David

In hindsight, I think the ladies should avert their eyes.

Don’t want any womanly inflammation. Just had the carpets done.

pst314

In hindsight, I think the ladies should avert their eyes.

What is the likelihood that there is already an app that draws a pussy hat on whatever it is given?

ComputerLabRat

Spotted the logical phallusy!

Bartender - a drink for this gentleman, please, and put it on my tab!

In hindsight, I think the ladies should avert their eyes.

Haha - too late! I keep going back to play with it because it's fun.

Your comment, though, got me wondering about the Victorian era English - is it true they covered up the legs of tables, chairs, pianos, and such to avoid the aforementioned womanly inflammation?

David

is it true they covered up the legs of tables, chairs, pianos, and such to avoid the aforementioned womanly inflammation?

I don’t believe so, no. Though the idea of ladies becoming dangerously aroused by furniture is not without its comedic possibilities.

pst314

...Victorian era English - is it true they covered up the legs of tables...?

I have read that this is not true, and that the claim may have originated as a funny insult directed at "those prudish Americans". The claim seems obviously absurd given how much effort the Victorians put into crafting elegant table legs etc. See here, for instance.

pst314

David, I see that we simultaneously located the same source.

David

Help me put these paper towels down, just in case.

pst314

David, we should first spend an hour on the internet researching what brand of towels is most absorbent.

David

we should first spend an hour on the internet researching what brand of towels is most absorbent.

Damn it, man, it’s tempting, but we may not have time.

[ Eyes room suspiciously. ]

One of these dames could blow at any moment.

PiperPaul

Haha - too late! I keep going back to play with it because it's fun.

The website, you mean. Right?

ComputerLabRat

The website, you mean. Right?

Yes, the website. Of course. That is what I meant.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Meh, at least its not a virus.

At the iUVULA™ factory we are switching from nylon to Kevlar.

pst314

I keep going back to play with it because it's fun.

I do worry about the lab rats that keep pressing that lever, poor things.

sH2

Meanwhile in the Grauniad...

https://twitter.com/GarbyJooman3/status/1366322671315730435

Sam

Holy crap that was funny. Thanks David

Sam

One for Mr. Ream 'eh' al…

David

Holy crap that was funny.

Given our usual programming, the adventures in woke dementedness, the occasional knob joke seems apt, indeed necessary. Keeping us grounded, you see.

David

See also.

Sam

2-for-2 monsieur. Top marks.

pst314

See also.

Bill Gates recently Educated us about the existential threat of such emissions. Should Something Be Done about such performance artists?

ComputerLabRat

I don’t believe so, no. Though the idea of ladies becoming dangerously aroused by furniture is not without its comedic possibilities.

I admit it did smack of urban legend or humorous fable, but stranger things have been known to be true. What I had not heard though was that it all started as a joke that Americans were over-prudish. Learn something new every day!

I do worry about the lab rats that keep pressing that lever, poor things.

My office feels like a Skinner Box sometimes - I keep mashing the buttons on the computer, in spite of the negative feedback, because of the occasional positive feedback, so long as that slot opens and a paycheck comes out regular-like. I think that's why I keep mashing the buttons that lead to this place - the mental reward pellets outweigh the ones that aren't so rewarding (that See also link mentioned above, or anything by that Shaefer person, for example...)

David

the mental reward pellets outweigh the ones that aren’t so rewarding

High praise. I’ll put that in the brochure.

Daniel Ream

One for Mr. Ream 'eh' al…

For those not aware, the current Canadian flag was designed as a rejection of Canada's British heritage by a Liberal Party dominated by what has become known as the "Laurentian Elite". The previous flag was typical of former British colonies.

The maple leaf was chosen precisely because of its lack of historical symbology, and the flag is red on white because red is the traditional colour of the Liberal Party (our "conservative" party's colour is blue).

The best American analog I can think of is if the current administration retired the Stars & Stripes in favour of a blue flag with a picture of a donkey on it.

WTP

Any Kiwi's here? Curious how you expect this to play out. Is the vaccine being widely distributed there such that y'all expect herd immunity before the next outbreak?

https://mobile.twitter.com/JordanSchachtel/status/1366223754142113800

asiaseen

Kiwi logic

"It is time to start knocking on people's doors & making sure they are ... isolating for 2 weeks."

Knock, knock
Are you isolating?
Well, I was until you came along...

Darleen

let's appropriately punish them & make sure people know about that so other people don't do it as well

Disease as a sign of sin? Hmmmm.

NTSOG

WTP: "Any Kiwi's here?"

Now that's a sore point: the buggers tend to come over to Australia and sponge off us. The Australian Government keeps sending the dodgy one's back as we have enough crims of our own. I don't know why so many Kiwis do come to Oz - they hold the America's Cup and have plenty of sheep of their own. That should be enough entertainment for them to want to stay.

pst314

"they...have plenty of sheep of their own."

[ Looks uneasily at commenter ]

Steve E

"they...have plenty of sheep of their own."

But there's only one Daisy.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Two weeks to flatten the curve, what could possibly go wrong ?

pst314

But there's only one Daisy.

Hal 9000 sings: "Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do..."

Farnsworth M Muldoon

But there's only one Daisy.

Nonsense, one for the whole family !

pst314

Nonsense, one for the whole family !

And we kept them in unlocked gun cabinets!

Steve E

Nonsense, one for the whole family !

There's still only one that matters: an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle with a compass in the stock.

Lady Cutekitten of Lolcat

David, is this you?

http://maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com/archives/36097-British-TV-newsman-loses-it-during-story-on-diversity.html

WARNING: Quite salty language, but funny as all get out. I hope the gentleman has found another job by now.

Daniel Ream

There's still only one that matters

You'll put your eye out, kid.

NateWhilk

David, is this you?

Love it! But it looked familiar. That's Jonathan Pie, a fictional newsman portrayed by English comedian Tom Walker. Original video from 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9_bI789Gog

Richard Cranium

[...] and have plenty of sheep of their own.

Ah, back in the days when men were men and the sheep ran like hell.

Nikw211

David, is this you?

With that hair?

Nikw211

I’ve always said this place is educational.

Speaking of education ...

    In 2018, one of the co-directors at my university’s Office of Academic Indigenization invited an Indigenous elder to give a presentation on “Western Medicine vs. Traditional Healing Medicine.” A member of the audience asked the elder what he recommended for the “gut problems” afflicting her child. In response, the elder stated that the parent should “rub corn pollen on his feet and do a sunrise ceremony.” A number of professors in the Faculty of Science and Technology attending the session acknowledged afterwards that this example of “traditional healing medicine” was completely inconsistent with evidence-based scientific medical techniques (as seems obvious, even to those of us who aren’t doctors). But they remained silent at the event, as did everyone else, out of “respect.”

Lol

Daniel Ream

Dr. Widdowson wrote Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry: The Deception Behind Indigenous Cultural Preservation, which sounds good until you read the summary:

They analyse all the major aboriginal policies, examine issues that have received little critical attention - child care, health care, education, traditional knowledge - and propose the comprehensive government provision of health, education, and housing rather than deficient delivery through Native self-government.

Right. That'll fix it.

Squires

Speaking of education ...

Does this mean it’s kosher for us to go back to walling up entire families inside their homes when any one of them is suspected of carrying the plague?

I kid, of course.

That plague was real, and that course of action was sensible in its context.

David

With that hair?

I know. Bloody cheek.

Felicity

OMG, I try not to bring my work home, but I feel like I have just spent a day with the remedial year 8’s. It has been several years since I taught them, but once when I was off sick they ran amok on a relief teacher. When I came back I was finding penis doodles for weeks around the room.

As to table legs, one of the year nines once brought in an off cut from a turned table leg from the woodwork room and was traumatising the girls next door with it(glass windows between classrooms).

My resolve to not drink on work nights has just evaporated. Thanks guys.

David

Speaking of education

Oh, I think that one deserves a post of its own.

Thank you, sir.

Lady Cutekitten of Lolcat

Hey, David and I have never met. Up till his recent discussion of haircuts, I didn’t even know if he HAD hair.

Sam Duncan

She allows racists to like her”.

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