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October 27, 2021

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Steve across the Pond

I suggest a can of Raid.

And fire. Lots of fire. Bugs hate fire.

David

Don’t mock. I’m feeling fragile.

[ Attempts to scintillate. A dull glow ensues. ]

Lyn

The Reheated series is there to be poked at.

*falls down rabbit hole*

Ted S., Catskill Mtns, NY, USA

Oh dear, another covid death.

Justin

I discovered https://ogdaa.blogspot.com/ a week or so ago, multiple daily posts and heavily US centered. There's tons of interesting stuff but my favourites are the collections of Facebook posts, Gifdumps, and RoastMe. Very likely nsfw.

Ian

David, I would recommend taking some proper “soothing medicaments”. By which I mean beer. Biscuits and chocolate just don't cut it.

JuliaM

Not a reaction to a flu shot or Covid ‘booster’, I hope? Get well soon!

ComputerLabRat

Are you sure it's not the 'rona?
/sarc off

I'm with Ian on the soothing medicaments - I've found a smooth whiskey to be quite soothing to a cough. Feel better soon.

STG

I've donated some cash so you can buy yourself a bracing pick-me-up. Get well soon.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Are you sure it's not the 'rona?
/sarc off

"You followed the rules? What rule did you diagnose them under?"

"I followed the rules. Everything is the coof under Rule C19."

David

Not a reaction to a flu shot or Covid ‘booster’, I hope?

I did have a flu jab on Monday, so it may be that. Feels ‘fluey’. On the other hand, The Other Half has been feeling rough for a week or two, so I suppose it could be this ‘super-cold’ I’ve been hearing about. Either way, I’m suffering heroically.

I’ve donated some cash so you can buy yourself a bracing pick-me-up.

Bless you, sir. May your potatoes be big and therefore easy to peel.

Nikw211

By which I mean beer.

Beer?

Have you lost your senses, man?

This or this, maybe even this, but not beer.

pst314

Get well soon, David.

All jokes aside, for colds and flu I recommend lots of hot tea with honey. And chicken soup. Lots of chicken soup.

Jeff Wood

PST, that was savage.

Hot Toddy recipe:

Ingredients: Whisky (blended - keep the good stuff for when you are better), lemon juice, honey, hot water, teaspoon (important).

Method: Pour a finger or two of whisky into a glass. Spoon a generous amount of honey on top, leaving the spoon in the glass. Squeeze in lemon, then pour in hot water. Wait a few seconds, stir and drink.

If you don't leave the spoon in for a while, the glass may crack. If in doubt, use a mug. Go to bed, sleep well, and expect a full recovery in the morning.

Directrix Gazer

Hot Toddy recipe

In our household, we usually also toss in a lemon wedge with 4 cloves stuck in it, and you can substitute brandy, dark rum, or even gin for the whisky depending on what your preferences.

pst314

Hot Toddy recipe

Hot and cold alcoholic drinks with fruit juice used to be far more common.

Princess Cutekitten

Both of you get well soon, and stay 6 feet away from the hamster.

Darleen

Don’t mock. I’m feeling fragile.

I just hit that funny yellow button at the top of the page ... please send out for some chicken soup and comfort yummies of choice. Selfishly, I want you to feel better soon and be at full scintillation.

David

I just hit that funny yellow button at the top of the page

Bless you, madam. When emerging from the supermarket laden with carrier bags, having offered to help your father-in-law do a spot of grocery shopping, may you never start loading said bags onto the back seat of a car remarkably like your father-in-law’s car, and parked right next to it, resulting in a bewildered look from the owner of the car, to whom hasty and mortified apologies must be made.

#TrueStory

Sue Sims

The 'blessings' based on our host's ultra-traumatic experiences are one of the reasons I love this blog. Take another ping, sir, but I demand a really horrific blessing!

David

Take another ping, sir, but I demand a really horrific blessing!

Bless you, madam. May your teeth be your own.

David

based on our host’s ultra-traumatic experiences

I still think the kitchen foil catastrophe of 2018 captures something of the mental agonies I endure.

ccscientist

In all seriousness, if you are coughing bad make tea with oregano and add honey. It is very fine so you need to use a tea strainer thingy. It stops those hacking coughs. Taste meh.

pst314

The 'blessings' based on our host's ultra-traumatic experiences are one of the reasons I love this blog.

Yes indeed. As are the punishments. At least when others are being disciplined. [ Rolls up pants legs to see if scars are gone yet ]

David

Ideal for nipping to the shops or down the bingo.

pst314

Ideal for nipping to the shops or down the bingo.

Looks like fun, but all those unshielded spinning blades, well...

Farnsworth M Muldoon

...but all those unshielded spinning blades...

TBF, he did say "nipping" to the shops.

David

Buddy movie.

David

Odd-looking puppy.

Via Darleen.

David

Looks like fun, but all those unshielded spinning blades, well...

I’ve been assured that today’s bingo-goers are edgier and more switched-on.

Captain Nemo

Odd-looking puppy.

Thirteen seconds of joy.

Ideal for nipping to the shops or down the bingo.

Nope. Has the phrase 'lawsuit after fiery, fatal crash' written all over it.

pst314

Nope. Has the phrase 'lawsuit after fiery, fatal crash' written all over it.

Might be just the thing for the evil lair of a Guild of Evil.

Captain Nemo

Might be just the thing for the evil lair of a Guild of Evil.

Hmm. I think I'll stick with my beloved Nautilus. *cue muffled underwater rendition of BWV565*

pst314

*cue muffled underwater rendition of BWV565*

Was that you?

Captain Nemo

Was that you?

It was not. I have avoided those waters for some time. Whatever it hit, it wasn't my Nautilus.

pst314

Whatever it hit, it wasn't my Nautilus.

Well, the Chinese are angrily demanding answers. As one blogger commented, "How to say you've lost a sub without saying you've lost a sub". Or it's just China being asshoe because China is asshoe.

asiaseen

Ideal for nipping to the shops or down the bingo.

Just what is a "ballistic parachute"?

pst314

Lesbians are being pressured into sex by some trans women. Pressure, harassment, threats of violence, and threats of employment. The bullies are rarely named publicly. Perhaps that should change.

pst314

Ballistic parachute.

pst314

What the hell? high school staff members got lap dances from students

Darleen

Lesbians are being pressured into sex by some trans women.

Interesting to find out that Rachel McKinnon, the guy who likes to take sports titles from women, has changed his name to something out of a comic book.

ComputerLabRat

Interesting to find out that Rachel McKinnon, the guy who likes to take sports titles from women, has changed his name to something out of a comic book.

Oh good grief - first they expect everyone to keep up with the pronoun crap and now they just change names like dresses and haircolors? Very unserious, unwell people.

Interesting picture of the bloke on his bike, though - strapping male body, Skittles hair color, and blood red nail polish and lipstick. Like that Dr Crimeny or whatshisname - these guys all seem to have the same cartoon idea of what a woman is. And then the activist ones take to twitter and screech about being reduced to genitalia when lesbians don't want to have sex with them. They've reduced women to some weird stereotype, but woe to anyone who doesn't applaud their image loudly enough.

David

Lesbians are being pressured into sex by some trans women.

Another lesbian woman, 26-year-old Chloe, said she felt so pressured she ended up having penetrative sex with a trans woman at university after repeatedly explaining she was not interested… “The language at the time was very much ‘trans women are women, they are always women, lesbians should date them’. And I was like, that’s the reason I rejected this person. Does that make me bad? Am I not going to be allowed to be in the LGBT community anymore? Am I going to face repercussions for that instead?’ So I didn’t actually tell anyone.”

Given that the trans demographic has rates of serious mental illness an order of magnitude higher than the broader population, including a deranging need for affirmation - and given that transgenderism is often a result of childhood abuse and molestation, and consequently may entail a, shall we say, odd view of sexual boundaries - a wide berth seems advisable.

Also, if you’re immersed in the “LGBT community,” in which browbeating people into dysfunctional, doctrinaire and coercive relationships is apparently considered an act of piety, perhaps it’s time to rethink your choices and find better company.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Oh good grief - first they expect everyone to keep up with the pronoun crap...

This young lady loads a shot gun with and fires all the words to make absolutely no sense till the very end where she, unfortunately, doesn't know what "recovery" means.

pst314

This young lady loads a shot gun with and fires all the words...

Including "neurodivergent": An increasingly popular euphemism for "defective brain". I have witnessed seriously dysfunctional people call themselves "neurodivergent" as an excuse to demand that everyone else cater to their bad behavior in the name of "diversity".

...where she, unfortunately, doesn't know what "recovery" means.

Note that she is "Unitarian Universalist". Recovery will be optional in a subculture that applauds her for being an absolute train wreck.

Joan

'A transgender woman with a deep voice, a square jaw and a penis that you do not want to have sex with is not a man. She is a woman that you don't find attractive.'

https://mickhartley.typepad.com/blog/2021/10/a-dirty-little-secret-that-the-lgbt-lobby-is-embarrassed-to-discuss.html

Er, no.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Zachary wins a prize.

A professor has Deep Thoughts™.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Er, no.

What? You contradict this broadly unattainable young lass?

David

Er, no.

Well, quite. And as we’ve seen, if you start with a fundamental dishonesty, i.e., “trans women are women,” and persist in that pretence, you may soon find yourself in some very unhappy territory.

pst314

Irishman argues that small island should be ruled by larger and more powerful neighbor.

David

Irishman argues that small island should be ruled by larger and more powerful neighbor.

There’s an air of Father Ted.

WTP

Er, no.

This crap goes on because no one has the balls (pun or no pun) to tell the idiots of the world, in no uncertain terms, "NO". Saying "no" amongst ourselves doesn't get the job done. It only helps in the encouraging of others to say "NO" but if those others don't say "NO", nothing will change. The power of these idiots continues to increase. A "tranny" boy rapes a girl, a 15 year old girl, in a school bathroom and when her father objects the POTUS sends the FBI after the father for christ sakes. Hardly anyone says anything. Sure conservatives..."conservatives" express disgust amongst themselves. But to anyone else? Very few people whom I know, those who whine about automated checkouts or the price of gas or rising crime, seem unaware it happened and those that are speak only of it within the "safe space" of conservative world. Thus it didn't happen. The Holocaust didn't happen all at once, you know. Of course that's an exaggeration in this specific context but the underlying social science is the same. Just a matter of volume.

pst314

Not just say "no", but also counterattack. These monsters know that the worst that will happen to them is that an attack will be unsuccessful and they will never suffer consequences for their aggression. There must be consequences.

WTP

Should be "seem aware it happened ". My bad, not spell check this time. Too much editing/rephrasing.

Sue Sims

This young lady loads a shot gun with and fires all the words...

Are we sure that this is meant seriously? The 'cat parent' line at the end, together with a sort of wink towards the viewers, might indicate that the speaker is a wannabe Titania McGrath. Also, I can't see a nose-ring, and the weirdos always wear nose-rings: it's compulsory.

The trouble is that these days, it's almost impossible to tell sincerity from satire.

WTP

Case in point, saying no to this would of course get you branded a homophobe.

BTW, this area, Witon Manors, I used to drive through every day when I was in high school. It was a dump of run down, too small for families homes. The gay population of Ft. Lauderdale discovered it was an excellent opportunity to redesign/repurpose these homes from small 3 bedrooms to larger 2 BR homes. Cleaned them up, fresh paint, fresh landscaping, etc. etc. etc. It really is a nice area now. If children are going to school in that area it's not like their families are stereotypical "red necks" who hate gays and simply MUST be re-educated. The city council there has been predominantly gay for decades now.

On another note, my small north GA town, deep in MAGA country, Baptist church on nearly every corner, has a lesbian mayor. For the most part, nobody cares. Of course it helped that the previous mayor and sheriff, etc. were fairly corrupt.

Darleen

More corporate Wokeness. The ad opens with a kid alone at home. No parents to be found at all.

And the Woke like it that way.

Sam Duncan

“BWV 565”

Car name.

What?

“Zachary wins a prize.”

Isn't that cultural appropriation?

(You know, the stuff we link to in these threads is even more depressing while you're listening to Bach. It's a reminder of how far civilisation has fallen.)

David

saying no to this would of course get you branded a homophobe.

So… someone decided that what small children needed was a field trip to… a gay bar? Or, well, any bar, for that matter…

The thought process escapes me.

David

Unless, that is, one assumes a juvenile desire to be perverse and annoy the parents of said small children.

ccscientist

If you normalize homosexuality, then taking children to a gay bar and having trans story hour for kindergarten are where that slippery slope takes you. Same with "trans rights" and boys in girls bathrooms. Slippery slopes, how do they work?
By the way, even having a child actor wear a dress for a commercial is perverse and sick. We used to protect children from sexual stuff they can't handle, now we (and I don't mean me) are grooming them.

WTP

Or, well, any bar, for that matter…

Of course it is Ft. Liquordale after all. It’s not like it’s some town with substance abuse problems. My hometown where a half dozen or so of my classmates failed to stay alive long enough to attend our 10th reunion. Where several of my schoolmates, people who had otherwise successful lives, even as doctors and such that I am still in touch with, have already buried about a dozen or so of their children, mostly due to substance abuses of some kind.

David

Prophesy.

First satire, then reality.

Governor Squid

People are still feigning outrage that Prue Leith uses the phrase "worth every calorie" when she's judging cakes and pastries on the Great British Bake-Off. Evidently, references to "calories" are triggering to body-positive people who stand against the evil diet-industrial complex.

Left conspicuously unexplained is the reason why such people would be watching the bake-off in the first place.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Isn't that cultural appropriation?

Hard to say. The school is in Columbia, Missouri, home to the University of Missouri and Stephens College (still a wymxn's only college), so the town is chock full of barking moonbats and it may be normal these days - a far cry from the "Liquor, Guns, Ammo" store of the Before Times.

Still, hearing the adults and other students going ga-ga over this flummery is something that makes one wonder is they have all taken leave of their senses.

David

A professor has Deep Thoughts™.

Relevant.

WTP

Relevant

On that Twitter feed, but not the same thread, I see this:

Ana Navarro-Cárdenas
@ananavarro
·
Oct 27
I really don’t care who gets triggered by me bringing race into this. The truth is, no woman of color could possibly dress like this, and act like this, and be taken seriously, much less elected.

I suspect every Black woman and Latina reading this knows what I’m talking about.

Aside from that being BS itself, the reason the white woman she is referring to is herself able to “be taken seriously” is because #1, she’s a Democrat and #2 openly bisexual and thus a twice protected species. Oh, yeah…and #3, a woman. Because no man that I know of in the US has addressed a legislative body in anything less than coat and tie. At least in recent memory….like the last 100 years…or more…Of course now that Sinema voted against the party on their big spending plan she is now open season for the left, the MSM, and #NeverTrump republicans like Navarro. BIRM.

Governor Squid

What amused me the most about that Ana Navarro brain fart was the thousand replies she received with pictures of Frederica Wilson and her amazing collection of sequined cowboy hats in every color of the rainbow.

None so blind...

Sam Duncan

“Prophesy.”

This quiz is way tougher than is strictly comfortable.

“People are still feigning outrage that Prue Leith uses the phrase "worth every calorie" when she's judging cakes and pastries on the Great British Bake-Off. Evidently, references to "calories" are triggering to body-positive people...”

Oh, right. I thought it might be because calories are An Outdated Remnant of Britain's Imperialist Past. I have here, just by chance, the British Metrication Board's “Going Metric Bulletin #22”, from June 1977 (don't ask). Page 2, the “Consumer Page”:

Kilojoule The Calorie as a measure of energy is being replaced by the kilojoule (kJ). 4kJ is about the same as one Calorie.

Yeah, right. Mind you, the next page contains a ringing endorsement of the system by President Carter, so that's how in touch with reality they were. The whole thing is gold. Remember how the Europhiles used to claim it was a “Euromyth” that these heathen measurements were imposed on us by Brussels? Page 3:

EEC An EEC Directive requires the International System of metric units (SI) to be authorized by member states for economic, health, safety and administrative purposes (including trade). It also lays down a timetable for phasing out imperial and other non-approved units.

Down the memory hole with it, Winston!

Captain Nemo

Prophesy.

First satire, then reality.

I recently had a conversation with an older gay acquaintance who told me he is quietly appalled by much of what is now being done in the name of LGBT rights, education, and such like. He even said, sotto voce, that he's stopped thinking of those who wanted Section 28 as evil, and that he now views them as misguided people who perhaps had a semblance of a point. I was stunned, because he is a man who fought vigorously against Section 28 back when it was a thing, marched in most of the pride parades of the time, and was out as gay when it was still dangerous to be so. The more I look at stuff like that linked tweet, the more I start to understand his change in attitude.

pst314

How are you feeling today, David?

pst314

If you normalize homosexuality, then taking children to a gay bar and having trans story hour for kindergarten are where that slippery slope takes you.

One gay writer said that he could have turned out straight, except for an unhappy early encounter with a girl when he was quite young followed by an encounter with gay men who worked for his father. I think he described himself as polymorphously perverse.

I have noticed that the politically correct doctrine has shifted between "born that way" and "shaped by early experiences" depending on what the political agenda required at the moment.

pst314

There’s an air of Father Ted.

Another TV series I'd never heard of. Fortunately my local library had.

Uma Thurmond's Feet

Another TV series I'd never heard of. Fortunately my local library had.

See if they have "The Detectorists," too. Limited series (3 of them) about metal detectorists, played by Toby Jones and the cockeyed sailor from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies (he wrote them, too).

Plus Diana Rigg as the harridan MIL.

pst314

See if they have "The Detectorists," too.

My God, they do!

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Another TV series I'd never heard of.

Roku with Acorn and BritBox, some assembly required, all these shows and more without having to trip over winos at the library.

Once you get past the annoyance of a "series" being as few as two shows, you'll thank me.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

The truth is, no woman of color could possibly dress like this, and act like this, and be taken seriously, much less elected.

OTOH, I am sure Navarro takes this clown seriously.

Baceseras

Father Ted

"The Detectorists" too

Keep going till you get to Minder

pst314

Roku with Acorn and BritBox, some assembly required, all these shows and more without having to trip over winos at the library.

Some day, some day. In the meantime it's a very short walk to the library and there are no winos in this library. [ suppresses smug smile ]

Farnsworth M Muldoon

... it's a very short walk to the library...

In the Africa hot heat, rain, sleet, cold, and gloom of night...

I do believe they are both available on Amazon Prime if you have that...

Sam Duncan

“Keep going till you get to Minder

Only seasons 1-7 with Dennis Waterman as Terry McCann, of course. We don't talk about Ray.

Princess Cutekitten

I don’t understand what the Twix ad has to do with Twix. Reminds me of those incomprehensible car commercials.

David

The thrill of woke movie-making.

Man sings.

David

“Racism is a uniquely white trait,” says racist black woman.

pst314

Enter Sandmann.

It's easy to say that virtually all the people in the news business and the education cartel should be cleaning toilets and sweeping floors, but there just aren't that many toilets and floors.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I don’t understand what the Twix ad has to do with Twix.

Frito-Lay says "Hold my Doritos.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Man sings.

I am starting to think that guy and others like this one are just a bunch of guys who couldn't get laid in a whorehouse throwing around $100 bills like confetti so they resort to this "I'm a lesbian" BS.

pst314

I don’t understand what the Twix ad has to do with Twix.

“You talk to older people and they’re like, ‘Dude we sell tomato sauce, we don’t sell politics’...Then you have younger people being like, ‘These are political tomatoes. This is political tomato sauce.’”

Allowing leftists to teach indoctrinate our children was a mistake. No matter how many times people like Bill Kristol and Jonah Goldberg may inform us of The Conservative Case for Allowing Our Enemies to [fill in the blank].

Captain Nemo

You might want to rephrase that:

https://twitter.com/TheBembridge/status/1454045796723200016

David

You’ll feel whatever we tell you to feel.

asiaseen

Man sings

I am an idiotphobe

Farnsworth M Muldoon

‘These are political tomatoes. This is political tomato sauce.’

Wayback link to get past the NYT paywall. RTWT.

“Yeah I only use that emoji at work for professionalism,” she recalled a younger employee replying...

Gotta admit, emojis do make correspondence more professional.

At a supplement company, a Gen Z worker questioned why she would be expected to clock in for a standard eight-hour day when she might get through her to-do list by the afternoon.

Because you were told to biotch.

anon a mouse

Frito-Lay says "Hold my Doritos."

Ah yes. The Gay Afterlife - a critical component of Mexican theology.

Or maybe not.

pst314

You’ll feel whatever we tell you to feel.

Welcome to the Machine, as the song said.

David

Welcome to the Machine, as the song said.

Note that it isn’t an invitation to ponder whatever issues the writers of the thing feel should bear down upon us, their own tangle of assumptions and pointedly avoided realities. Instead, it’s a set of instructions. ‘These are the questions you will beg, and this is how you will feel, or pretend to feel, like we do.’ The presumptuous overreach is eye-widening. Imagine the kind of personality that could write those demands, proof-read them, circulate them, and still not feel absurd. Or pretentious. Or indeed creepy.

David

The Gay Afterlife

Band name.

Captain Nemo

The Gay Afterlife.

I'm amazed no one's said "band name" yet.

Captain Nemo

Oh, bollocks. I swear your reply wasn't there when I typed the above.

David

[ Peers over spectacles. ]

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Imagine the kind of personality that could write those demands,

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