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July 05, 2021

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Karen M

"If you live your life right you can literally forget cis straight people exist"

...

David

It’s a curious series of statements, almost none of which are true. The claim that, given sufficient withdrawal into cartoonish tribalism, “you can literally forget that cis straight people exist” is obviously unconvincing. Likewise, Mr Gregory’s claim that he mistook all of the straight couples for trans couples (“t4t”) is, shall we say, rather doubtful. Unless, of course, one assumes that “coming out” as “cis and straight” is the only way that our “trans lesbian” (pronouns: “she/her”) would be able to tell.

It’s not terribly surprising that many trans people, and trans activists in particular, might have a reservoir of resentment to draw upon, and may subsequently delight in vaguely spiteful games, including rather grandiose conditions on any personal interaction. Which circles back to the conceit that such people will somehow find happiness, and live their lives right, by associating exclusively with those very much like themselves, many of whom will be equally resentful and equally dishonest.

It’s perhaps worth mentioning that our TikToker’s interests include astrology, hair care, and antidepressants.

Lancastrian Oik

Seeing as it's an open thread, Mrs. Oik and self thought that Bosch ended with something of a whimper, although one suspects that the advent of the Wu-Flu curtailed filming and the script had to be revised rather hurriedly; hell, they even hinted at it in one brief scene.

*uses "preview" to double-check for spoilers, looks round to see whether coat is still on rack*

David

Mrs. Oik and self thought that Bosch ended with something of a whimper, although one suspects that the advent of the Wu-Flu curtailed filming and the script had to be revised rather hurriedly

Yes, I’ve been getting a “season six all over again” vibe. So far, the writing just seems slightly underwhelming. Not as sharp as it has been. And as I said recently, it would be nice if they could give Grace Billets something to do that didn’t entirely revolve around her being a woman and/or lesbian. I mean, if almost every narrative reason for the character to be there involves the supposed woe and injustice of being female and gay, what you end up with is a dull, rather miserable character.

Also, in TV dramas, you get accustomed to actors being unusually close to each other for purposes of framing or to heighten dramatic import, but I’m now finding it hard not to notice just how often the characters are standing at some slightly conspicuous distance.

But I’ve three episodes still to watch, so no spoilers.

Liz

what you end up with is a dull, rather miserable character.

Score for representation! :-D

Lancastrian Oik

...cartoonish tribalism

Absolutely, because my first reaction on watching the video (with the sound turned down) was "that's Joey Ramone!", with the eponymous band being simultaneously the epitome and a brilliant satire of such a phenomenon.

David

Score for representation! :-D

Well, quite. They do seem to have assumed that ‘lesbian’ is a personality. And pretty much stopped there.

Karl

But I’ve three episodes still to watch

Season 7. Isn't that the one where Bosch dies?

What?

David

What?

I see I’m going to have to make some modifications to the bush-whumping machine.

Karl

some modifications to the bush-whumping machine?

TimT

....certain terms and conditions.

Um, is there a handy-dandy tick-a-box form we can fill out and get it all over and done with?

asiaseen

Aside from the low register voice, it's a shame that its Adam's Apple is more an Adam's Broomstick.

Lancastrian Oik

Season 7. Isn't that the one where Bosch dies?

Apparently not.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

...so no spoilers.

Fine, I won't tell you about how Bosch uses a sharknado to beat the alien spaceship that has beamed up Maddie and J Edgar while hovering over Nakatomi Towers.

In a subplot, the antigravity drive of the aliens causes a Level 10 earthquake which causes the Pacific to create massive tsunami flooding and LT Billets files a complaint with LAPD IA when she hears the captain of the emergency response team say something about needing a dike.

Meanwhile a secret vault under Nakatomi cracks open and Bosch finds papers hidden there by Chandler that proves he is the grandson of Robert Bosch and inherits the entire Bosch GmbH fortune. However, PTSD from finding all his jazz records have been destroyed in the earthquake drives him mad and he uses his new-found fortune to build an underground lair on Santa Cruz island which has somehow avoided being inundated during the earthquake.

The show ends with a teaser of Bosch sending a teletype to the secret Nazi base under Antarctica.

Other than that, it kind of drags.

David

In a subplot, the antigravity drive of the aliens…

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Farnswoth M Muldoon

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sH2

"If you live your life right, you can literally forget cis straight people exist reality"

pst314

It’s perhaps worth mentioning that our TikToker’s interests include astrology, hair care, and antidepressants.

Conforming to stereotype. :-|

David

“If you live your life right, you can literally forget cis straight people exist reality”

I’m still processing our twentysomething’s disdain for the world of “cis straight people,” and the simultaneous attempt to ape some of those same people, with girly outfits, girly hair, and girly painted nails. If “cis straight people” are so bothersome and aggravating, objects of ridicule, why the efforts to mimic the mannerisms of a “cis straight” teenage girl? Albeit one even more self-preoccupied than is customary. Is the cliché of a hair-twirling teenage girl only above mockery when a twentysomething man does it?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Conforming to stereotype. :-|

Speaking of which, a two part lesson on transphobia.

aelfheld
If you live your life right you can literally forget cis straight people exist.

Must make for an interesting Mother's Day celebration.

aelfheld
a two part lesson on transphobia

3 minutes & 11 seconds of psychosis on display.

Daniel Ream

Isn't that the one where Bosch dies?

Yes, but the house eats his spirit so it's okay.

“you can literally forget that cis straight people exist” is obviously unconvincing

I can kind of see it. I once knew a self-proclaimed "f@g h@g" who confidently estimated that "30% of people were gay" and seemed unable to comprehend the distinction between "30% of people are gay" and "30% of people you know are gay."

MC

if you, a straight person – or worse, a straight couple - attend a Pride event

I am unclear why anyone would do this. My gay friends tend to dismiss Pride as a freak show for exhibitionists, which isn't much of a vote of confidence. Every shitbag corporation you can think of rainbowed its logo for Pride month, which tells you its real status. And, in the UK of course, the public sector is all over it, like they haven't wasted enough of our time and money.

MC

In more deeply depressing news: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/the-george-cross-awarded-to-the-national-health-services-of-the-united-kingdom

Bozo the Fat Fascist Clown really cannot fuck off enough. Where is the nation's George Cross for putting our lives on hold - and in the case of many cancer patients, putting their life on the line - for 15 months in order to maintain the pretence that the NHS isn't utterly shit?

Instead, the award goes to GPs who have been refusing to see patients for more than a year, fat nurses so underworked they had plenty of time for tiktok videos, procurement staff who spent £5.5bn for £50m worth of PPE and the medical authorities trying to push for regular lockdown in order to conceal the uselessness of this state behemoth. A pox (left untreated) on all of them.

Darleen

a two part lesson on transphobia.

I've been told forever that one is born with their sexual orientation -- one can't "pray the gay away" and such.

How comforting to know that was all wrong.

What?

David

I am unclear why anyone would do this.

It would be a contender for the “Your Host’s Idea Of Hell” series.

ComputerLabRat

I've been told forever that one is born with their sexual orientation -- one can't "pray the gay away" and such.

You can trans the gay away though! And with approval from BLTQWERTYG++ Inc. too.

Good grief - these people are really pushing the envelope to see how far they can go. They must be confident that the first ones to crack will be devoured by the mob. It's the old "don't be the first to stop clapping" all over again.

pst314

Good grief - these people are really pushing the envelope to see how far they can go.

Next: If someone identifies as another species, you must respect and affirm that. (I'm sure that rule is already in place at Google.)

WTP

I thought we had been over this and over this and over this again...Refusal to participate in other people's psychosis is racist, homophobic, transphobic, LBGTQWERTY-phobic, furry-phobic, nudist-phobic, BDSM-phobic, and most importantly Emperors-New-Clothes-phobic. That last one being itself a degree of Narrative-phobic. Any...let alone all...of these phobias is a basis for being socially ostracized unless/until one satisfactorily completes Prostration Before The Truth training. Do not be afraid. This training will rid you of whatever fragility from which you suffer and set you free. You are fragile, understand? Our genuine desire is to make you stronger. It may sound oppressive at first but it is only because we care about you. You have nothing to lose but your chains.

Steve E

I thought we had been over this and over this and over this again...

Yes and we were told that there was no such thing as a slippery slope too. But we went from: "I only want to fly my flag." "It won't affect you at all." to "You will salute my flag or I will destroy everything you love." in about 30 seconds.

pst314

nudist-phobic

I vaguely recall hearing that when nudism became a fad in Europe (particularly Germany) in the early/mid 20th Century, it was accompanied by various mystical justifications for its health-giving virtues. Cannot remember any of them, but they had nothing to do with anything that could be construed as relating to the fact that sunlight is needed to make vitamin D. But then, the "natural foods" faddists I met in food coops had their own litany of oddball claims.

WTP

Yes and we were told that there was no such thing as a slippery slope too. But we went from: "I only want to fly my flag." "It won't affect you at all." to "You will salute my flag or I will destroy everything you love." in about 30 seconds.

See? See how fragile you are? Ask yourself, are you happy this way? To achieve enlightenment one must first seek release from dukkha (dissatisfaction or suffering). Learn to go along with the flow. Be the water not the rock.

Sue Sims

Must make for an interesting Mother's Day celebration.

That is a totally transphobic statement. Don't you realise that, according to the NHS, mothers no longer exist? They're now 'parenting people', as men can give birth with no problems at all, apart from the psychological trauma they have to go through from all you haters out there.* /s

*https://phescreening.blog.gov.uk/2020/03/13/pregnant-men-best-care/

anon a mouse

"If you live your life right"

Girls just want to have fun.

Or something.

Lancastrian Oik

However, PTSD from finding all his jazz records have been destroyed .

That's understandable, IMHO.

Harry has good taste- looks like he tends towards "West Coast cool", such as Art Pepper and Chet Baker and Frank Morgan. I'm also halfway sure that Charles Mingus' version of Duke Ellington's "Perdido"* was being played in the background during one episode.**

*My hearing aid plays funny tricks sometimes.

**Yes, I know. But if you do set fire to my coat, I will freeze my bollocks off whilst I wait for a cab to take me to the railway station, from where I will have to share the guard's wagon with three sheep. I also know-"credit note only- no refunds". OK- I'll try and thumb a lift. Like that works, these days. Has anybody got a spare face mask? Only, I've got a hole in my shoe and...

Steve E

Be the water not the rock.

Hammer or Nail?

Windscreen or Bug?

etc.

Felicity

For some reason this reminds me of the bench lesbians play fighting.

https://twitter.com/RitaPanahi/status/1412212561462759425?s=20

Felicity

Hench, damn you auto correct

David

Yes, but the house eats his spirit so it’s okay.

Thrilling TV Viewing Update: Episode six was better, or livelier, anyway. Things seemed to be aligning. Except for the ham-fisted Billets subplot, which still feels like it belongs in a different show.

Nikw211

Glass houses etc.

David

Glass houses etc.

“Your vibe attracts your tribe.”

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Speaking of TV, check out the great new BBC logo.

Meanwhile, speaking about the Lakota and stolen land...

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Mystery

Mystery solved

Karl

the Lakota and stolen land...

Perhaps we could simply explain to these fatuously nostalgic natives that the WhiteMan™'s expression for 'sacred' is "I own that"

Karl

A spokesman for the BBC denied the cost of the new logo was 'significant'.

I interpret not significant to the BBC in two ways:
- We didn't pay for it: you license-paying morons did.
- It's soooo much less money than you license-paying morons pay us that we would barely notice the expense.

svh

bush-whumping machine

Band name.

John Lewis

My hearing isn’t great but did seaweed-head actually say Mxself?

Karl

The problem for Sarah – and for thousands of domestic abuse victims and survivors across the country – is that there is a six-month limit on prosecuting common assault.

Expecting grown women to promptly report that they have been physically assaulted is a problem for Sarah - and for thousands of malicious bints across the country - because it severely limits their ability to strategically denounce their partners to the police.

Pacé TimWorstall

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Meanwhile, the current crop of Hollywood dreck explained.

David

Lest we assume that all people with gender dysphoria are insufferably woke, this video may be of interest.

Laurie Penny gets a brief mention, and not a flattering one. The word arsehole is used.

Karl

Listening to Glenn Greenwald tear into TYT "news" skank Ana Kasparian is pretty fun!

ccscientist

Men and women differ not only in their chromosomes and hormones (and consequently muscle mass, bone density etc) but also in their brain wiring. These differences give rise to female feelings and behaviors. Trans male-to-female do not know and cannot know what women actually feel like during their cycle, when they see a baby, when they see a guy they like, when they see pretty dresses. No idea. They have manufactured as much of a fantasy of what women are like as have furries imagining they are a rabbit. Trans I have seen are far more feminine than 98% of the women out there. They become a caricature, a cartoon of a woman. In many cases they still find women attractive (the trans lesbian joke) which means they don't get that part right at all.

pst314

They become a caricature, a cartoon of a woman.

So, just like the impression I got when I first saw drag queens many years ago? I do encounter claims that trans women's brains are wired just like real women's, but discount it having a vanishingly small likelihood of being true but an enormously high likelihood of appealing to those who like to pose as being trendily more wise and clever than ordinary folks.

John Lewis

The ImWatson video on de-transitioning contained more good sense in 30 minutes than “Tommy”, as recently featured on here, will speak in a lifetime.

Joan

Lest we assume that all people with gender dysphoria are insufferably woke, this video may be of interest.

Thanks for sharing that, David.

David

The ImWatson video on de-transitioning contained more good sense in 30 minutes…

Yes.

Darleen

More white supremacy spotted.

Darleen

this video may be of interest.

Also.

Squires

...this video may be of interest.

That was infuriating.

David

That was infuriating.

Why?

Sam

Given we've already toboggan'd the slippery slopes of gays in the military, gay marriage, gender confusion, and all the flavors of hypergamous man-bashing grrrl power into places that nobody in good faith wished them to go, is it reasonable to assume pedophilia is next? Readers of this blog no doubt have come across academics and other lunatics arguing for pedo acceptance, but if we're honest we could find a defense for literally any horrible behavior assuming the perpetrator and defender are both sufficiently marxist.

Make your bets now - is kiddie diddling really the next frontier in grievance-mongering or (a) it's a smokescreen for other slightly less horrendous apologia/grifting, (2) the boogaloo will kick off before pedos reach sainted status, or (D) other?

pst314

Make your bets now...

No thanks, I am terrible at predicting the directions of insanity and evil. But your comment did remind me that that German government briefly tried to require welfare recipients to accept employment at brothels under the rationale that since prostitution was legal then there was no legitimate grounds for refusing to become a prostitute. The resulting public outrage caused them to back down, but this is a sign of just how corrupt society is becoming.

David

is it reasonable to assume pedophilia is next?

One of the issues raised in Sinead’s detransitioning video, above, is the attempt, largely by trans activists and assorted leftists, to blur customary boundaries between childhood and the adult world. (Hence the reference to Laurie Penny as an “arsehole.”) That a very high percentage of transgender people report being victims of sexual abuse, and childhood sexual abuse in particular, doesn’t add much in the way of reassurance on that front.

SumDumGuy

International Movie And Television Writers Association Tabloid

lol

I almost didn't see it.

pst314

some modifications to the bush-whumping machine?

What are those silhouettes supposed to be? Shepherds? Hay harvesters? Druids?

Karl

What are those silhouettes supposed to be?

Forking spoilers.

pst314

Hundreds of Scots who tell ‘offensive jokes’ on social media are being secretly logged on police database

Just to save the Scottish Gestapo time, I like Monty Python's The Poet McTeagle. And I laugh at jokes about incompetent Scottish police officers molesting farm animals.

pst314

Forking spoilers.

Er, what?

Karl

er, what?

Didn't you know - Bosch dies at the end?

[ sound of heavy whumping approaches... ]

pst314

Er, what?

Are we in a 2 Ronnies situation? No, I guess it's something more perverse.

Squires

Why?

The, at best, complete intellectual and moral failure of so-called authorities and so-called professionals.

Karl

I guess it's something more perverse.

Like the fishmonger sketch?

"Give me those four king crabs."

"OK, but how many do you want?"

pst314

This was a bad week to give up drinking.

Karl

This was a bad week to give up drinking.

[ wrings out bar mat into greasy cocktail glass ]

Well, you came to the right place...

Daniel Ream

I do encounter claims that trans women's brains are wired just like real women's

It's a grotesque and quite deliberate misreading of the fact that MtF dysmorphics show amygdala sensitivity that's closer to women than men. Given that a hypersensitive amygdala is one of the effects of Complex PTSD this shouldn't be terribly surprising.

Pooklord

Enough with the Bosch spoilers, some of us [cough] are still on season 5 . .

pst314

It's a grotesque and quite deliberate misreading of the fact that MtF dysmorphics show amygdala sensitivity that's closer to women than men...

Oh, but the people who are telling me this are oh so smart. Mensa even, donchaknow. /sarcasm
They get so tiresome that it makes life more pleasant to steer clear of them and get my daily dose of Pseudo Intellectual Bollocks here at David's fine establishment.

David

The ImWatson video on de-transitioning contained more good sense in 30 minutes…

I think we’ll give Ms Watson’s video a post of its own.

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