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April 26, 2021

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Nikw211

What? Oh yes.

I've heard of people stuffing bras and jock straps for that ... fuller look.

But asses?

I must have missed the memo on that one ...

David

I have to say, I wasn’t familiar with the kind of thing I was seeing. It took me a second or two to fathom what was, er, happening.

Rafi

Slip of the tongue (of note).

https://twitter.com/Gee2TheAitch/status/1386544274947416064

David

Slip of the tongue (of note).

Oh my.

Jacob

Bootylicious!

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I have to say, I wasn’t familiar with the kind of thing I was seeing. It took me a second or two to fathom what was, er, happening.

In other butt related news, I have no idea what is happening here.

David

I have no idea what is happening here.

From what I can make out, an old woman is embarrassing herself in a bid to be photographed.

I may be missing some nuance, but I think that’s the gist of it.

pst314

Buttocks.

From the same feed: Do not trust Amazon. Amazon is asshole.

pst314

But asses? I must have missed the memo on that one ...

There have been a few news stories about people who got (silicone?) injections for that purpose, with horrifying results.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Amazon is asshole.

Marin County, my money is on Amazon drivers response to asshole California drivers.

Meanwhile, OTOH, New York is asshole.

pst314

Marin County, my money is on Amazon drivers response to asshole California drivers.

You could be right. LA County too?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

LA County too?

Basically anything west of I-5 to Canada, to include the I-15 loop from Mexico to San Bernardino and Oahu. Especially Oahu.

ComputerLabRat

I've heard of people stuffing bras and jock straps for that ... fuller look.

But asses?

I must have missed the memo on that one ...

Cultural Appropriation! I can't even! She is trying to imitate the Black ass and the gel pads are whyte!! /head explodes

Seriously, though, I could have sworn David had a post (or maybe it was in the comments) about some black feminist outraged about white women appropriating the black buttock - wasn't it about Miley Cyrus and the fake foam butt twerking? That may be what started it, but she was also mad at white women in general stuffing or getting plastic surgery to make their butts more round.

There have been a few news stories about people who got (silicone?) injections for that purpose, with horrifying results.

I think some have featured here in these hallowed pages. Construction grade silicone no less. There was one in FL I think that was injecting cement (can't be, but something like it maybe?).

TomJ

Look what happens when our colonial cousins are faced with a roundabout. The cousins' reaction on that thread to pictures of Swindon's Magic Roundabout are pretty sepcial too.

Mags

the black buttock

Band name.

David

the black buttock

It’s been my understanding that people generally have two. Except for Mr Sherman, of course.

Squires

...New York is asshole.

I thought the manufacture of castratos was illegal now.

Look what happens when our colonial cousins are faced with a roundabout.

Outside of New Jersey traffic circles are extremely rare over here. I was rather bemused when I came across one in a wealthy suburb of Columbus, Ohio.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I must have missed the memo on that one ...

You might want to have the hamster urine on standby, everything new is old.

David

Bootylicious!

Needless to say, some people are just naturally gifted in that regard.

What?

prm

Apropos of nothing. anyone know what happened to Hal?

Not saying I miss him exactly, nevertheless I do hope there is no unhappy reason he seems to have disappeared.

Also, @LadyCuteKitten - did you write that book? I have two girls now...

WTP

Outside of New Jersey traffic circles are extremely rare over here. I was rather bemused when I came across one in a wealthy suburb of Columbus, Ohio.

Becoming less rare though. They tend to crop up first in an area to solve a five-points type of problem or where three roads come together at odd angles. There are a few here in central Florida and I know of at least two in the rural north Georgia/western North Carolina area. When first introduced, they do become a subject of bitching at the local barber shop and such. I really don't get the problem. I prefer a roundabout to a four-way stop. And most American roundabouts are of the slightly larger variety, as in that Twitter link, with perhaps something ornamental or such in the center. Never in the US have I seen ones like that silly dot in the road that you see in small villages and such over the pond. That said, I have no logical explanation for what is happening there. Eastern Kentucky it says? Why would they go to the left of the median into what would normally be oncoming traffic? Meth? The typical roundabout problem in the US is people (usually women and older folks) being too timid to enter the circle. Especially as the gap between the number of those comfortable with them and those not seems to be widening.

Steve E

Apropos of nothing. anyone know what happened to Hal?

Banished by our host. And rightly so.

WTP

Apropos of nothing. anyone know what happened to Hal?

He got 86'd. For reasons you allude to.

My question is what happened to Mr. Sherman and his third buttock?

Steve E

The typical roundabout problem in the US is people (usually women and older folks) being too timid to enter the circle.

Like the Arc de Triomphe? Now that's a traffic circle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2RCPpdmSVg

Alex

Just realized that David may have been funning with us, in describing this as "a bun dance."

Squires

The typical roundabout problem in the US is people (usually women and older folks) being too timid to enter the circle.

The most prominent circle of my youth had quite the opposite problem:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somerville_Circle

The rate of people deathracing into it was not reduced by building an overpass, despite the central support of said structure greatly reducing one’s ability to see who or what might be tearing around the bend.

Still, I always preferred the Somerville circle to navigating that bullshit they had over in Flemington:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Flemington+Circle+Shopping+Center,+276+US-202+%2331,+Flemington,+NJ+08822/@40.5026157,-74.8534294,17z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c3f13f5493aae5:0x770b68934b21a239

Joe Ego

Not sure if this was linked earlier, but Cincinati DSA has been dealing with some very personal issues. I admit to this being my first exposure to the portmanteau "polycule".
https://twitter.com/LifeAfterDSA/status/1384914043413143553?s=20

Chaser: We get that you outnumber us but that’s not a good thing.
https://twitter.com/LifeAfterDSA/status/1384957733460496385?s=20

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I admit to this being my first exposure to the portmanteau "polycule".

It is more polite way of saying "actual clusterfuck".

Darleen

I admit to this being my first exposure to the portmanteau "polycule".

Same thing and I could probably go several more years of ignorance of the term than realizing that it's a real thing.

The largest issue with "polyamorous" and the resultant "polycule" is that it takes the bland run-of-the-mill issues of jealousy, cheating, gaslighting found in ostensible monogamous couples and magnifies it beyond all possible soap opera proportions.

David

it takes the bland run-of-the-mill issues of jealousy, cheating, gaslighting found in ostensible monogamous couples and magnifies it beyond all possible soap opera proportions.

Neurotic, damaged people will often seek out situations that exacerbate their neuroses. I mention this for no reason whatsoever.

pst314

Neurotic, damaged people will often seek out situations that exacerbate their neuroses. I mention this for no reason whatsoever.

And then autistic, socially clueless people will often explain to us why the neurotic ones are really okay. I also mention this for no reason whatsoever.

Joe Ego

I mention this for no reason whatsoever.

I would never question the mental health of local DSA leadership. At least, not to their faces.

pst314

Passenger Survives Being Hit in the Head by Flying Turtle.

"A 71-year-old woman riding with her daughter suffered a gashed forehead Wednesday when a turtle smashed through the windshield of their car..."

Florida gets more dangerous every year.

"The turtle was likely crossing the interstate and got knocked into the air by another vehicle."

Or was dropped by an eagle?

"The turtle...just had a few scratches on its shell and was released back into the nearby woods"

Whenever I visit New York or Miami or Chicago, I wish I had my own natural body armor.

Darleen

:::snort:::

Ratings crashed 58 percent off last year’s abysmal viewership, down to 9.85 million Americans. Let that sink in: In a nation of 330 million, not even ten million Americans watched the Oscars. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ strategy of embracing diversity as a supposed means to bring in younger viewers has proven a complete failure: Ratings were down even more for young adults. In the 18–49 demographic, ratings crashed 64 percent. The star power is gone. The glamour is gone. The public interest is gone.

David

Ratings crashed 58 percent off last year’s abysmal viewership, down to 9.85 million Americans.

Dry your tears, madam.

ComputerlabRat

Ratings crashed 58 percent off last year’s abysmal viewership, down to 9.85 million Americans.

Like the proper table setting mentioned in the previous thread, I don't think the younger generations know or care about the Oscars, or any number of things that used to be common knowledge/entertainment/tradition. The Oscars and the glamour of Hollywood are kinda legacy these days, and they're grasping at relevancy like an aging actress at youth. Trying to capture the young by going Woke is just losing them the last bit of audience they had that still cared. I don't know what the younger crowd is into - I guess they do go to movies, or do they just shrill about Diversity in the movies on Twitter? YouTube and Instagram "influencers" probably mean as much to them as Hollywood "stars". There's so much out there now trying to capture wallets and eyeballs - Hollywood doesn't have the lock on entertainment anymore.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

The Oscars and the glamour of Hollywood are kinda legacy these days...

I am big, it's the pictures that got small...

Steve E

The Oscars and the glamour of Hollywood are kinda legacy these days, and they're grasping at relevancy like an aging actress at youth.

I am big, it's the pictures that got small...

It's interesting that many of this years nominations were produced for streaming services and never made it to a movie theatre. Today's "movie stars" aren't much more than yesteryear's television actors.

Captain Nemo

The Oscars and the glamour of Hollywood are kinda legacy these days, and they're grasping at relevancy like an aging actress at youth.

That. In spades. It occurs to me that the Oscars and Hollywood are yet another example of Iowa Hawk's evergreen maxim:

1. Identify a respected institution.
2. Kill it.
3. Gut it.
4. Wear its carcass as a skin suit, while demanding respect.

Certainly seems about right from where I'm standing.

Darleen

The Oscars and the glamour of Hollywood are kinda legacy these days,

And there was always a certain mystique around Movie Stars, cultivated by the studio system, that gave Americans a kind of pseudo-Royalty to follow. It fueled gossip rags and gossip columnists, glittery events (like the Oscars) complete with Royal coaches, red carpets, copious jewels and designer ball gowns.

The fantasy of Hollywood started peeling away in the 1960s and has accelerated in the Internet age. Every "star" now has to 'reveal' themselves to "keep it real". Like professional sports, movies were a way the American audience could leave politics aside for a few hours of being entertained. But now, who wants to watch political harangues and lectures directed at us "little people" by people who earn more for a few months of standing around mouthing other-people's-words than most of the hoi polloi will earn in 30 years of work?

I still want to go to a great film but, otherwise, I don't want to hear from the lot of them.

pst314

Birds are assholes.

NTSOG

pst314: "And then autistic, socially clueless people will often explain to us why the neurotic ones are really okay."

Speaking as an 'autistic, socially clueless' person I am certain I am sane as you - I've actually had a comprehensive mental health assessment as part of the autism diagnosis many years ago, but I do recognise that there is a somewhat higher rate of mental health issues amongst people born developmentally different. As for those with neuroses, they're nuts, but I don't mind them as they make me look completely functional and 'normal' in comparison.

Lady Cutekitten of Lolcat

Hi PRM,

No, I didn’t; couldn’t gather enough material for a good solid book. I keep assembling snippets and hoping, though!

David,

You banned Hal? I missed that. What did he do, mess up your long-awaited haircut?

pst314

Speaking as an 'autistic, socially clueless' person I am certain I am sane as you...

As a stereotypical STEM field professional, I fall somewhere on that spectrum too. But I do get the impression that other people on that spectrum seem less likely to recognize various dysfunctionalities as being dysfunctional.

David

But now, who wants to watch political harangues and lectures directed at us “little people”…?

Regarding the Woke And Unwatched Oscars, Ace has some thoughts:

When you break up with someone — or break up with an industry, or a hobby — at first, you’re angry about the alienating direction the industry or hobby is taking, and you complain about it. The more intensely you complain, however, the more you show that you still care. At some point, you stop complaining. That doesn’t mean you’ve accepted the industry turning woke. That means that you now don’t even care that it’s turned woke — it’s out of your life, and you care about it as much as the person you broke up with four break-ups ago.

There’s something to that, I think. Watching Marvel films, say, used to be fun, more often than not. Two hours of escapist confection. But recent detours into woke talking points and cack-handed sermonising have rather soured the mix. Not least because the wokeness generally means ineptitude, lower standards of storytelling.

And so, you end up with woke fingerprints over everything, a crass identity-group template, breaking the suspension of disbelief. In the case of WandaVision, we got cartoonish white male oppressor figure has to abruptly become homicidal and try to shoot children, because… well, because. Oh, and empowered female hero does monstrously abusive things to entire town, including abducting and torturing children, but is officially excused by empowered black woman, and then faces zero moral or legal consequences, because… er, heroism!

#SadWomenNeedToLetOffSteam

NTSOG

pst314: "... that other people on that spectrum seem less likely to recognize various dysfunctionalities as being dysfunctional."

Yes. But often the root cause of our social dysfunction [about which we are often unaware until someone tells us we are different - and even then we don't really care] is based on some specific and specialised trait or ability that is highly valued by broader society and to hell with social ineptitude - often others run protection for the gifted, but socially clumsy individual. I suspect Alan Turing was a good example of that during WW II, but his gifts didn't protect him in later years.

Em

#SadWomenNeedToLetOffSteam

Lol

David

Lol

Well, I’m still trying to fathom what the moral of the story was supposed to be. Other than, “Powerful women should be able to do terrible things and get away with it, provided they did it because they were sad, and provided a powerful black woman said it’s okay.” As I said before, maybe we shouldn’t expect too much from a show about comic-book superheroes. But for a show about comic-book superheroes, it didn’t have much in the way of actual, you know, heroism.

pst314

Yes. But often the root cause of our social dysfunction is based on some specific and specialised trait or ability...

Such as the tendency of highly talented STEM field people to be somewhere on the autism spectrum? Yes, sadly. And now we are getting into one of the tragedies of life. And yet not all STEM field people display any social dysfunction, so the linkage is unclear.* We can hope that some day the causes will be better understood even with solutions, but that seems a long way off. Sigh.

But in my previous comment I was thinking of the neuroses and psychoses of people in general, where the causes are no less unclear but where there is no association with other, desirable traits.

* And that reminds me of Isaac Asimov, who displayed some personality problems but was highly accomplished, in contrast to his son who had the same or similar problems but without any compensating intellectual gifts.

pst314

“Powerful women should be able to do terrible things and get away with it...”

That reminds me of an attitude I encountered in my encounters with radical feminists in the 70's and 80's: With True Liberation™ women will be indistinguishable from men in all aspects of personality and behavior. For instance, women will commit murder just as often as men, and that will be a Good Thing.

pst314

You banned Hal? I missed that. What did he do, mess up your long-awaited haircut?

Naming calls. [ raises cautionary finger ]

David

What did he do, mess up your long-awaited haircut?

[ Runs fingers through recently-cut hair. ]

Ah, still good.

aelfheld
I have no idea what is happening here.

It does help explain why the Oscars were held in a bus station rest room.

Alex DeWynter
You banned Hal? I missed that. What did he do, mess up your long-awaited haircut?

He went full Hal. Never go full Hal.

aelfheld
I would never question the mental health of local DSA leadership. At least, not to their faces.

Is there anything to question?

pst314

Chinese acientists create the first ever autistic monkeys

Darleen

More white supremacy.

David

More white supremacy.

“Access restricted.”

Farnsworth M Muldoon

David, try this one.

David

Ah, thanks.

pst314

The assailant first yelled slurs at him before getting physical...

They do not tell us what the slurs were, almost certainly because they do not want us to become aware of just how viciously racist many black people are.

WTP

He could have been mistaken for being asian. So it's all Donald Trump's fault anyway.

pst314

Newspaper crops photo of violent criminal to remove revolver he brandished.

pst314

Another white supremacist anti-Asian hate crime in New York.

The victim is in a coma and may not survive.

Breaking: the attacker has been arrested and charged. He is a career criminal and claims that it was self defense.

Karl

The Free Expression Awards

I went for the ratio. Stayed for the comments.
And laughed so hard a little bit of sick came out.

pst314

The Free Expression Awards

"The Ministry of Truth has awarded The Ministry of Truth an award for being the most truthful ministry"

The Freedom Forum is also the creator of the Newseum in Washington, D.C.. I hope everyone knows just how deserving of mockery the Newseum is.

Darleen

Thread of note ... especially #8

What also became apparent quickly was they didn’t want to resolve any real harm. They wanted control of the organization. They stated explicitly my husband was incapable of running an org that addresses trauma (an org he founded!) bc he’s straight, white, male, and Christian. 8/

pst314

At what age did the father disappear?

pst314

Thread of note ... especially #8

And #16: "Open war is upon us, there is no 'safe' any more."

It is impossible to live in peace with the left.

WTP

At what age did the father disappear?

Like a river that don't know where it's flowin'
He took a wrong turn and he just kept goin'

Dude, where's your 1980's sense of romance? For the record..NPI...I never liked that song. In 40 years, I've never heard anyone else express an ounce of unease about it. Life's kinda funny that way.

pst314

NPI?

pst314

For the record..NPI...I never liked that song. In 40 years, I've never heard anyone else express an ounce of unease about it.

Songs (and stories) like that bothered me, but my friends tended to tell me that I shouldn't dislike the message because "it's just a song". [ shake my head ]

WTP

No Pun Intended

pst314

No Pun Intended

Thanks. There are just more acronyms than I can remember. [ insert photo of bathetically sad puppy ]

WTP

Yes. Well sometimes I just MSU.

Richard Cranium

Too many TLA to track. (Three Letter Acronym for those who never basted in the acronym soup of the US military.)

Richard Cranium

And I do know MSU in this context, by the way.

NTSOG

At what age did the father disappear?

I think its one of those autistic monkeys bred by Chinese scientists when they're not playing around with bats - of the flying and upside down hanging type.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

...and they wonder why I never send them any money.

WTP

...and they wonder why I never send them any money.

Great. The propagators of so much fake news will be teaching a course on fake news. Also, of all the cities in the US, perhaps New Orleans isn't one where someone like Hunter Biden should be hanging out. Perhaps Vegas was booked for the year?

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