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Friday Ephemera

An interesting choice was made. || It’s mine now. || Nommy-nommy-nom. || Always restrain your dinner. || Obstruction detected. || Duet. || Damian’s diary. || “Our ideology has led us to not making money.” || The machine uprising, day two. || Body positivity. || A parenting breakthrough. || The owl and the pussycat. || Pool time. || The progressive retail experience, parts 429, 430, 431, 432, and 433. || The perils of trying to scare people. || You know, I’m not entirely sure what the plan was. || Wooden cushion. || These woollen animals are smaller than yours. || Greenery. || You can’t say that in here. || You can’t say that in here 2. || Heavy ice cube. || A point illustrated. || And finally, a tool for every job.

Comments

pst314

It’s mine now.

Remember the squid attack in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas?

pst314

The progressive retail experience, parts 429, 430, 431, 432, and 433.

[ Ponders the need to severely punish not just the criminals but their leftist protectors. ]

pst314

Unskilled economic immigrants are allowed in by the million (as well as Muslims whose religion and politics makes them irreconcilably hostile to America), while real political refugees are repatriated to their oppressors. We should not be surprised: That is what the Left does.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Always make sure your underwear is cleared by the FDA.

Pack of 4 individually-packaged undies

Made of natural rubber latex

Vanilla scented

Nothing says "sexy time" like rubber underwear.

NateWhilk

A couple of years ago, I was trying to upload to the Internet Archive a 1968 satirical student movie, "Campus Christi (1968)". Finally it can be played there.

It was made as a graduate student project in the Department of Communications at Stanford. It won awards at Foothill, Monterey, and Ann Arbor film festivals. Filmed mostly on and around the Stanford U. campus.

Vicki Drake, the topless dancer, was a Stanford student at the time and financed her education with her dancing. Playboy magazine also ran a pictorial feature on her.

Warning: some partial nudity, and a racist epithet or two.

https://archive.org/details/httpsarchive.orgdetailscampuschristi1968.html

Farnsworth M Muldoon

An art style explored;

Shot

Chaser

Farnsworth M Muldoon

A subversive has been found.

JuliaM

"The progressive retail experience, parts 429, 430, 431, 432, and 433.!

Fret not, UK citizens! This too will be coming yo your local streets if our woke coppers have anything to do with it...

TimT

Taking the bike lane.

That's basically 'The Enigma of Amigara Fault' in car form.

Fred the Fourth

Ooh, that cushion made of wood springs is WRONG.
I use very similar wood springs as guides when ripsawing, but the woodgrain is 90 degrees rotated from the video.
So what prize do I win for finding the guy who's wrong on the internet today? Huh?

Liz

Duet.

Lol. I can wiggle my ears a bit.

Martin D

Duet

I learned something today...

David

Morning, all.

Lol. I can wiggle my ears a bit.

Yes, but can you, er… you know...?

David

I see the process has been simplified.

And yes, it’s real. I tried it.

Mike D

You can’t say that in here. || You can’t say that in here 2.

In their defence, the parents weren't supposed to find out.

Captain Nemo

Remember the squid attack in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas?

It's something I'm unlikely to forget.

David

[ Slides fancy cocktail along bar. ]

David

Everyday heroism.

Ray

Avert your eyes, captain.

giant squid bites diver

Stephanie Richer

I needed Pool time after the previous links.

Related, my older puppy has finally learned how to swim properly: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CdjcbSqlBi2/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

asiaseen

giant squid bites diver

Calamari for the masses. At one point in the film I thought that pulsing inverted pork rectums had strayed into the story.

asiaseen

Crocodile meets Built-in Taser for mutually-assured destruction in nature
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ-jOcNBRO8

David

At one point in the film I thought that pulsing inverted pork rectums had strayed into the story.

In case any newcomers are confused.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Cultural appropriation.

I'm literally shaking.

Captain Nemo

[ Slides fancy cocktail along bar. ].

What can I say? Sometimes everything just lines up perfectly, and when it does, you have to seize the chance. *sips fancy cocktail* Ooh, fresh lime juice. You're spoiling me.

David

Ooh, fresh lime juice.

Interesting theory.

WTP

Watch the mental illness being transmitted.

FB link to a TicTok video. As stated...This woman is not the problem. It's the people who support and encourage her efforts. It's every doctor and shrink who is aware of this situation. It is every teacher and administrator who goes along with it. This woman by herself is not the problem. The lack of will to address her mental illness by all those to whom I refer, THAT is the problem.

Where is the outrage from the broader mental health profession (yeah, I know) and more importantly, as applies to the end result, the medical profession? These lunatics are not the problem. The problem is with those who encourage and endorse it but also with those professionals, so called, who make little to no noise in opposition. Out of respect for one's profession there should be demands for licenses to be revoked. Instead...crickets. Because smart people. Smaaaaaart.

WTP

You can’t say that in here 2.

While digging into that one further I ran across this Newsweek "fact check" about that story that is quite precious in its verbal contortions. Especially cute how they rate the fact that they choose to check as mostly false.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

It's the people who support and encourage her efforts.

Spot on, as this lady explains what happened to her.

David

this Newsweek “fact check” about that story that is quite precious in its verbal contortions.

So, having failed to refute the actual substance of the parent’s complaint, i.e., the inaptness of the material her child is expected to read, Newsweek’s “fact-checker” resorts to saying that the parent in question was allowed to keep complaining, which is, in context, almost beside the point, as if this proved something, and albeit on the condition that she didn’t share with those present what it is she was complaining about. Thereby making informed comment rather difficult. Apparently, being prevented from quoting the particulars, even briefly, i.e., the very reason one might object in the first place, is not considered important.

In a saner world, the Newsweek offices would be on fire. Pretty much daily.

WTP

In a saner world, the Newsweek offices would be on fire. Pretty much daily.

In a saner world it wouldn't be just the Newsweek offices. In a saner world a few teachers, administrators, doctors, and shrinks would be dancing on air...so to speak.

Also, thank you NateWhilk. That was a rather amusing little film.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

It's the people who support and encourage her efforts. It's every doctor and shrink who is aware of this situation. It is every teacher and administrator who goes along with it.

Yep, Part 679.

Captain Nemo

Interesting theory.

Well, it's certainly fresher lime juice than I had in my last fancy cocktail.

David

The Newsweek article is presumably an attempt to mislead – specifically, to discredit Libs of TikTok, and to derail growing concerns about in-school ideology - and hence the slyness of “fact-checking” what is, in context, effectively an irrelevance, as if this somehow undermined the actual complaint. As if there were no ironies worthy of note, no basis for concern.

And there are people working in the mainstream media, and indeed at Newsweek, who seem astonished by the fact that public trust in their peers continues to plummet.

asiaseen

Ooh, fresh lime juice.

Interesting theory.

GM hamster juice?

pst314

GM hamster juice?

Oh well, as long as David's not blending puppies...

Steve E

Ooh, fresh lime juice.

Or is it the dysgeusia kicking in?

ccscientist

Mental health professionals: since it is now imperative to accept whatever people do and feel and just try to make them feel better about their life--ie not actually change anything--there is no basis for saying you are sick for teaching your son to wear a dress. You cannot say there is no such thing as all those pronouns or that demanding other people go along with you on said pronouns is being a bully. No no no, you must affirm everyone. Even being a shoplifter is just a lifestyle choice. Not allowed to say that being morbidly obese is dangerous. This is what happens when all standards are thrown out.

Darleen

In their defence, the parents weren't supposed to find out.

As Biden said, children belong to teachers.

David

At the intersection of furniture, thoroughness, and low-budget science fiction, two blasts from the past:

The chairs of Blake’s 7.

The chairs of Doctor Who.

I know. I spoil you. I really do.

David

It occurs to me that over the years I’ve posted close to 15,000 items in the Ephemera series.

Should anyone be about to ask.

pst314

Thoroughness? I think you meant obsessiveness.

Mags

It occurs to me I’ve posted close to 15,000 items in the Ephemera series. Should anyone be about to ask.

Will there be a test?

David

Will there be a test?

Only if you misbehave.

So yes, basically.

David

Caution: rabbit hole.

PiperPaul

Ever since Twitter requires login to read full Tweet comments: Fuck Off Twitter.

pst314

It does? I'm not logged in to Twitter and I can see both tweets and replies. Or do you mean something else?

PiperPaul

If I scroll down to read more than a few comments I get the message for logging in.

WTP

If I scroll down to read more than a few comments I get the message for logging in.

I hate that as well. With a passion. But as advised here by someone, if you take your browser down to the minimums, delete and refuse to accept cookies, etc. you can continue to browse Twitter. So I keep a separate browser, my Safari specifically, clean and only use it for Twitter. I still get the annoying popup login but I can eventually scroll past it. What is most annoying is when I click a link on my usual browser (Brave or Chrome right now) that takes me to twitter, upon scrolling down that login message locks up my browser for about a minute. I had hoped it was due to having an older, memory challenged iPad but even with this new one I'm having that, and other, problems.

pst314

if you take your browser down to the minimums, delete and refuse to accept cookies, etc. you can continue to browse Twitter.

Yes, that was my experience. And if you start getting pop-ups asking you to log in, try pressing Escape to make them go away and allow you to continue scrolling.

pst314

An hilarious John Cleese corporate training film from the 1970's: Meetings, Bloody Meetings.

Alex

Twitter and the login message: you don't necessarily need all that. Just using your regular browser in private/incognito mode should allow you to read freely without getting the login popup (works for me with Safari on iOS, and with Pale Moon (a fork of Firefox) on Windows).

Steve E

(works for me with Safari on iOS, and with Pale Moon (a fork of Firefox) on Windows).

Works for me on Firefox in a private window and also in Brave. Also, using escape or closing the window allows me to continue if ever the login window pops up. Also, if it does pop up, it doesn't cover the entire screen. The content can be read and scrolled through above the message box. YMMV

Steve E

Caution: rabbit hole.

One pill makes you larger and one pill makes you small.

Pooklord

Hey WTP,
There should be a way in the settings of your browser to specifically deny cookies from twitter.com, but allow them for all the other sites, so you don't have the annoyance of having to use two browsers.

In Brave browser, it's somewhat buried under "Privacy and Security" settings, then "Cookies and other Site data".

I imagine it would be somewhat similar for FF, Edge, the Google SpyApp (I think it's called, "Chrome"), Safari etc.

David

One pill makes you larger and one pill makes you small.

The thread, which in turn leads to another thread, is quite entertaining. I mean, if you like watching how far some people will go in order to avoid the obvious. At one point we’re told that if someone found a lost golden retriever and was asked what sex it was, this would be a great mystery and could only be determined by its height, or possibly the shape of its head. Nothing more straightforward.

It illustrates the contortions that can result from being heavily invested in a faulty premise with much rammle piled upon it.

Connor

'Rammle'?

David

‘Rammle’?

Unrelated, worthless, and often baffling items that are saved in the belief that they may be useful at some point in the future, but which rarely are. (Picture a drawer full of ancient bread bag ties, instructions for long-dead appliances, short bits of string, a single screw of unknown origin. That kind of thing.)

Connor

*starts clearing out junk drawer*

asiaseen

‘Rammle’?

A word from my yoof that I haven't used for many a year which I had assumed was a local dialect word from the Notts/Derbyshire area and usually spelled (if it ever got written down) as rammel.

David

A word from my yoof that I haven’t used for many a year which I had assumed was a local dialect word from the Notts/Derbyshire area and usually spelled (if it ever got written down) as rammel.

I’ve seen both spellings, and yes, I think it’s chiefly a Yorkshire and Midlands thing.

Either way, it’s a good word.

pst314

Some conventional dictionaries, compiled by professionals, list both "rammel" and "rammle", but Wiktionary, which is compiled by idealistic utopian internet geek plagiarists, only has the "el" spelling.

David

Again, it’s a good word. It calls to mind jumble and rummage and while it can be used as a term for worthless clutter in general, it’s also pleasingly specific – those “it may be useful one day” accumulations of tat.

Also, tat.

asiaseen

tat

Often prefixed by "worthless"

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Meanwhile, back in the antipodes, first a new surfing champion, now this comely lassie takes the skateboard top honors.

Well done you!

WTP

Hey WTP,

Thx. Went down that rabbit hole before. Brave on my iPad has a "Manage website data" that you cannot "manage" anything from but you can view the settings. Bloody useless. But what I just discovered by thrashing about this time is if you go to a url, then click on the lion icon on the search/url bar, you can set individual settings values for cookies and blockers and such there. Will see how this goes. Thx.

WTP

I think it’s chiefly a Yorkshire and Midlands thing

Careful. You might get a couple of us Yinzer-types started. The jagoffs..

WTP

In other news... I only stumbled across this story by accident on PJ Media. Did this get much attention in Texas? Seems something like this should have gotten much more attention. Especially after finding the girl across state lines in Oklahoma.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/kevindowneyjr/2022/05/17/appalling-teen-girl-disappears-at-nba-game-and-turns-up-11-days-later-in-nude-photos-on-sex-trafficking-site-n1598617

PiperPaul

Thanks for the Twitter solutions, I never really cared that much to bother finding a workaround.

Also, Rammle = band name.

pst314

Please don't give me all your hot monkey love.

pst314

But have you all noticed that "scientists baffled" is a favorite newspaper headline? There is probably a Microsoft Word add-on which types that phrase when you hit a certain Ctrl-key combination.

pst314

Please don't give me all your hot monkey love.

From the bottomless well of information at Instapundit:

Farnsworth M Muldoon

"Trans" women are real women, Part 9376 A, Vol. 44.

pst314

"Trans" women are real women, Part 9376 A, Vol. 44.

Mental illness. I originally wanted to be a research scientist, but gave that up when I realized that there was a good chance that with the limited job opportunities available it was prudent to choose an engineering career. But I never, never resented much less hated those who did make it.

David

“Trans” women are real women, Part 9376 A, Vol. 44.

Or, Mentally Ill Person Is Mentally Ill. As my dear sweet grandma used to say.

pst314

Or, Mentally Ill Person Is Mentally Ill. As my dear sweet grandma used to say.

My grandma was also a font of good sense.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

15 million AUD well spent.

A public high school's decision to remove the front doors of toilet blocks in order to create 'non-gendered' facilities...New toilets provided as part of the recent capital works project... have been constructed to meet the new standards,' Mr Kuss added.

This included providing lockable, non-gendered, individual cubicles, with handwashing included inside the cubicle, accessed directly from common spaces or open corridors.

Good to know they as focused as we are on improving the important things in schools.

kels

Part 9376 A, Vol. 44.

I have dreams where we wake up and our bodies are switched, she cries and screams when she realizes she is no longer in her body but in mine. My big awkward body that will never look feminine or attractive

https://wentworthreport.com/2021/03/29/some-random-person-on-the-internet-analyzed-this-pic-of-a-trans-person-and-a-woman-and-its-freaking-profound/

On the left is man’s hubris, his desire to capture the beauty of nature and make it his own, his cerebral and conscious understanding of what it means to be what he thinks he is, his intentional “becoming”, while on the right is nature, effortless being, no doctors appointments or hormones or surgery, just an “is” that needs nothing added to it in order to be complete.

He tries so hard and yet, the harder he tries to “become”, the further he takes himself away from the effortless “is” that is the thing he wants to be.

ccscientist

Farnsworth on school bathrooms: Of course if you create individual self-contained bathrooms (toilet + sink in a cubicle) then the trans bathroom problem goes away, but no one wants to consider the cost. A big open locker room with open group showers is WAY cheaper for gym class or YMCA than this. With infinite money lots of things can be solved. Of course the trans don't really want this--they want to shower with the real women/girls. A MtF trans high school student in the US (Wisconsin?) was offered a private bathroom and refused. Back when there was the big debate in the Carolinas, those dismissing the danger and problems kept talking about bathrooms as if they were single user facilities. disingenuous.

pst314

Some science.

pst314

Behold our educators.

pst314

It's 3:15am in England, and nobody's posting. Clearly none of David's readers are younger than 35--55 for the engineers.

Jacob

Caution: rabbit hole.

*spends nearly an hour in hole*

Damn you, barkeep.

BlokeInAShed

Rammle

What a great word

Jimeoin - the NI/Aus comedian more or less has a song about that called The Third Drawer Down

BlokeInAShed

Some science

Yep - it got me

David

*spends nearly an hour in hole*
Damn you, barkeep.

Watching old-school “TERF” feminists argue with members of the trans tribe and people with unconvincing pronouns in their bios is, I grant you, a fairly niche interest. But I think there’s some entertainment to be had in the resulting convolutions.

David

Jimeoin - the NI/Aus comedian more or less has a song about that called The Third Drawer Down

Blu-tac and cellotape that’s been hit by a truck

One chopstick, an ashtray from New Zealand

Paid bills and envelopes

Things that you think’ll come in handy, but they just never do

It’s the third drawer down from the top

And it’s full of shit

And there’s tons of it.

Heh. Testify, brother. Testify.

asiaseen

Jimeoin

That was a big rabbit hole...

pst314

Um, what?

Darleen

Heh.

John

What?

Probably the best parade we will see this year.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Heh.

From a link at your link...

Slowly but surely, the stigma around C-section births is being broken down.

Easy to "break down" something that never really existed.

“It took time to heal physically and mentally and embrace all that I had gone through and the many changes to my body to find the strength in it,” she tells Allure. “It wasn’t until I embraced my scar that I experienced the power in it.”

Just under a third of US births are by C-section, so you are not exactly unique or Wonder Woman, toots. "Power" in a scar*, good lord these people are idiots.

*(which for a properly done Pfannenstiel will be nigh invisible in a couple years)

David

Easy to “break down” something that never really existed.

BY NIKOLINA ILIC

Nikolina is the web-obsessed Digital Editor at Men\'s and Women\'s Health, where she covers news, fitness, health, style, travel and pretty-much everything else… She was previously a Digital Editor at GQ and Vogue magazine and has contributed to Vogue Living and The Australian. She specialises in digital marketing, social media and branded and editorial content creation.

Um.

Ms Ilic’s recent offerings to the world include Here’s What You Should Be Looking for in a Running Shoe, How to Achieve a La Niña Proof Holiday Glow, and The Crystals You Should Be Using According to Your Star Sign.

I’m guessing that this kind of “editorial content creation” correlates with heavy drinking and random fits of weeping.

Richard Cranium
Greenery

As a Captain Obvious clone, I think that was the result of someone projecting an image on the tree in question.

They should have gone with the bat signal instead.

pst314

I’m guessing that this kind of “editorial content creation” correlates with heavy drinking...

Or heavy consumption of strong weed. A lot of the "mystic crystal power" kooks that I used to know were also dope smokers.

pst314

Behold our educators.

Speaking of deluded educators doing harm, how about Phonics vs. Whole Language? How many kids have been harmed by the garbage Whole Language theory?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I’m guessing that this kind of “editorial content creation” correlates with heavy drinking and random fits of weeping.

I suppose I should have looked her up and know better by now than to assume someone writing about C-sections would have bothered looking up why a Pfannenstiel incision is colloquially known as a "bikini incision"* even if modern bikinis can be little more than butt floss and a band aid and not cover the scar.

*(not to be confused with the lateral "bikini incision" sometimes used for hip replacements)

WTP

Here’s What You Should Be Looking for

I think I started seeing this sort of wording about 20 years ago. I was shocked...well kind of...that the articles were not intended as satire. So Orwellian/Stepford Wives (as the first ones I noticed were on the covers of women's magazines). Now it's a fairly common thing. People want to be told what to do.

Sam Duncan

“Things that you think’ll come in handy, but they just never do
It’s the third drawer down from the top
And it’s full of shit
And there’s tons of it.“

“Drawer”? I've inherited my parents' house. My dad bought it in 1968. The whole place is like that. (And I like it, dammit.)

pst314

Very unusual delivery method.

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