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June 24, 2022

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Farnsworth M Muldoon

Two women, one bed.

Of course it came with an electro-massager.

Meanwhile, a political opinion.

Steve E

Vibro-massage-machine

We don't get to see what the brunette does with it when the lights go out (it did have a very long cord). I believe the tea was a ruse. She may have slipped something into the blonde's cup.

I lead a sheltered live.

Daniel Ream

Frasier takes a dark turn

It's canon that Frasier was seduced by his female piano teacher at the age of seventeen.

Steve E

And finally, don’t forget, Slovenia’s annual Roast Potato Festival will soon be upon us.

Pepi Longsocks would never forget. Remember the potato joke?

WTP

The thrill of British cuisine. (h/t, Perry)

David, didn't you say you had one of those torch devices? You could fix dinner for the other half.

WTP

I’m not entirely sure what’s happening here

'Roid rage. It's the only logical explanation.

Princess Cutekitten

Even as we speak, some politician is cooking up (ha!) a frying-pan-control law.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

The thrill of British cuisine.

The thrill of Scottish MREs, it is all fun and games till you lose your control rod.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

...some politician is cooking up (ha!) a frying-pan-control law.

At the same time, peta is suing on behalf of the alligator.

Rafi

don’t forget, Slovenia’s annual Roast Potato Festival will soon be upon us.

*Learns words to 'Anthem of the Fried Potato Society'*

John

notable use of a frying pan

That’s how Tiffany Aching got started.

Mags

I’m not entirely sure what’s happening here.

Are they mother and daughter or sisters? I can't tell what they're arguing about.

David

Morning, all.

Are they mother and daughter or sisters? I can’t tell what they’re arguing about.

No, it’s not altogether clear to me what the relationship is, or exactly why they’re so miffed. But on the upside, they are quite loud and unrelenting.

Joan

They’re doing it for the wee ones.

"Pride"...

David

“Pride”…

Well, exactly. I suppose that if the events were instead called “Dignity” or “Self-Respect,” the mismatch with what’s usually on show would become a little too obvious.

David

On target.

David

Speaking of gasping.

Also gaspworthy.

sk60

Speaking of gasping.

We live in Clown World.

David

We live in Clown World.

“Social worker, human rights advocate,” and incorrigible paedophile.

John

As I said on another site young schoolchildren spend more time in the presence of drag queens than white male teachers.

David

We live in Clown World.

As noted recently,

I’m still not sure why proximity to drag queens – i.e., men performing grotesque parodies of women – is supposed to be both imperative and affirming for toddlers. But apparently these things are somehow aspirational and representative, a role model for later adulthood. As if cartoonish transvestism were an unassailable, and not-at-all-insulting, shorthand for being gay. As if “story time drag queens,” a remarkable number of whom turn out to be registered sex offenders - three in Texas alone - were natural objects of kinship. As if being lurid and grotesque, or mentally ill, would be an obvious ambition. A way to feel good about oneself.

And yet, here we are.

Ed Snack

Clever use of a frying pan indeed, but wouldn’t he have been better off using a crock pot ?

David

but wouldn’t he have been better off using a crock pot ?

[ Peers over spectacles. ]

Stephanie Richer

Drag = Female Blackface

PiperPaul

That looks like a Large Boulder the Size of a Small Boulder.

PiperPaul

Two minutes of window cleaning

I was hoping for this:

https://youtu.be/VNd0V-Sa4U0?t=174

Min

Inside a Fray Bentos steak and kidney pie.

I'll pass.

David

I’ll pass.

If you’ve a hankering for steak pie, as opposed to whatever that is, I recommend those from the Chatsworth House Farm Shop*. The steak practically melts in the mouth.

*Possibly a bit of a trek for those overseas.

pst314

Pepi Longsocks would never forget. Remember the potato joke?

Very puzzling. Was that an accurate parody of Pippi Longstocking?? (I don't remember the stories at all, as I was very young when I read them.)

David

*Learns words to 'Anthem of the Fried Potato Society'*

And yes, there will be a test.

asiaseen

They’re doing it for the wee ones

Scroll down for the holy water eye bleach

pst314

I was hoping for this

Alas, there are large gaps in David's knowledge of high art.

pst314

Of course it came with an electro-massager.

Obi Wan to Luke: "It belonged to your mother."

asiaseen

I think their understand of roast potatoes is similar to their understanding of brass

Performance of the wooden brass instrument ensemble “Leseni rogisti”

pst314

the Chatsworth House Farm Shop

Pineapples in England?

asiaseen

Pineapples in England?

Climate change/crisis/emergency dontcha'kno

pst314

Climate change/crisis/emergency dontcha'kno

So can we now hope to see happy English farm girls wearing grass skirts and flowers in their hair?

PaulF

If you’ve a hankering for steak pie, as opposed to whatever that is, I recommend those from the Chatsworth House Farm Shop

If David means the pies made by Meadowfresh of Chesterfield, my other half and I will agree wholeheartedly: very, very good. Had a steak & ale one for tea the Sunday before last.

WTP

So can we now hope to see happy English farm girls wearing grass skirts and flowers in their hair?

If you travel to Cornwall perhaps.

Don't know if I ran across it here yesterday but I have a tab open on a web page that claims to give a swear word a day, in various languages. Hit reload this morning and the damn thing is still stuck on Da te eba v ushite!. Who's responsible for this &$#$&*@%% $&*#+=.

WTP

Had a steak & ale one for tea the Sunday before last.

I have clearly misunderstood the concept of tea. A steak and a beer? I'm up for that if I ever hop the pond again. Surely not with the Queen though?

WTP

As the subject of the gravitationally privileged is a bit of a theme here (or is it a plot? Never could get that right in 10th grade English class), ran across this from James Gregory. Which also reminded me of this bit concerning the honesty of small children.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Drag = Female Blackface

Ahem, that would be "Drag=Womb-Carrier Blackface.

Do better, educate yourself.

David

If David means the pies made by Meadowfresh of Chesterfield,

I do indeed.

[ Hankers for pie. ]

David

Drag = Female Blackface

I did once refer to drag queens in schools as being not unlike The Black & White Minstrel Show, but for gay kids.

Jacob

I did once refer to drag queens in schools as being not unlike The Black & White Minstrel Show, but for gay kids.

That.

ccscientist

Two women fighting: I read an account of WWII London by a woman. She and her sister, early 20s, were standing in front of their house arguing because one sister borrowed shoes without asking. This while bombs were falling around them. The important things.

David

That.

As I said at the time, it’s remarkable that it should now be necessary to explain that the endless parade of bedlamites, narcissists, and howling Nancies with Pride flags and personality disorders does not in fact leave one feeling represented or affirmed. Just vaguely insulted. For an earlier generation, homosexuality often conjured images of, say, John Inman, Larry Grayson, and Dick Emery - farcical, effeminate creatures who were there to be laughed at. The modern spectacle of cross-dressing teachers and fat, grotesque drag queens reading to small children in between fits of twerking doesn’t exactly strike me as a massive improvement.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Uber experience 7,654.

TBF it was justified, driver caused one of the passengers grievous harm because she "broke another one of my nails">.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Meanwhile down under, "What is a woman" is answered

“The frameworks adopted to define a person’s gender include chromosomal makeup, the gender assigned at birth, and the gender with which a person identifies. The Department of Health does not adopt a single definition. Health policies and access to health programs are based on clinical evidence and clinical need for all Australians, regardless of gender identity, biological characteristics, or genetic variations. Our programs are designed to be inclusive and to provide better health and wellbeing for all Australians.”

Glad we got that cleared up.

asiaseen

I have clearly misunderstood the concept of tea

It's a class/regional thing.Stricly speaking it is high tea, the evening of the working class (and maybe lower middle) traditionally served when the man of the house gets home from work about 5/6pm. Later in the evening is supper, a cup of tea or cocoa and light snack before bed. Dinner is for t'nobs at 8pm-ish. It is reflected in curious ways. In the military, enlisted men eat their evening meal about 6pm while officers dine at 8-ish. Boarding schools, prisons and other similar official institutions in UK all serve the evening meal at "tea-time".

Afternoon tea, however, is a completely different meal, sandwiches and fancy cakes in mid-afternoon.

Dal

I’m not entirely sure what’s happening here.

"Five times she called me a bitch". Raw but lyrical, once again our greatest playwright finds the poetry among the squalor. 5/5 stars, don't miss.

I'm guessing stepmother/daughter and the sniggering cameraman a son/stepbrother.

Is the accent placeable?

Looks like it was or could be a liveable neighborhood. No leafblowers or lawn manicurists and so much the better. Apart from the obvious drama, signs of down-at-heelness leaking out. But the houses still look like they're regularly painted and maintained. Let's come back in 10-20 years to compare.

John

In many places afternoon tea has morphed into “Cream Tea”. A thoroughly enjoyable experience considering of sandwiches (crusts removed) and fancy cakes along with mandatory scones (pronounced however you like) served with jam and clotted cream. Ideally the whole glorious spread should be presented on a 3-tier cake stand. Tea, never coffee, is taken in bone china cups and saucers.

Musical accompaniment by a string quartet is not strictly necessary unless partaking of said tea at the Ritz.

pst314

I'm guessing stepmother/daughter and the sniggering cameraman a son/stepbrother.

There seem to be an awful lot of sniggering cameramen nowadays. I'm waiting for the one where the cameraman and bystanders are all laughing as someone actually saws off someone's head. It's only a matter of time.

pst314

the gravitationally privileged

That ought to mean "lives in high earth orbit".

Daniel Ream

I'm waiting for the one where the cameraman and bystanders are all laughing as someone actually saws off someone's head

Such videos were actually quite common during the coalition presence in Iraq/Afghanistan, but that was back when social media suppressed such things.

pst314

Such videos were actually quite common during the coalition presence in Iraq/Afghanistan

I'm sure that that will never happen in Europe and America, regardless of how many "refugees" we allow to stream across our undefended borders. I'm sure. /sarcasm

But of course when I wrote the previous comment I was thinking of the behavior of native-born "diverse" Americans, so many of whom seem to find extreme violence against innocent people to be very amusing.

Sam Duncan

“Frasier takes a dark turn.”

I'm not buying it. Kelsey Grammer still playing the lead? Was Idris Elba too busy?

“Omni-directional ball-wheel robot.“

Reminds me of James Dyson's first big success. You were nobody if you didn't have a Flymo and a Ballbarrow* in your shed back in the '70s, as I recall.

*[snort]

[+]

I suppose that if the events were instead called “Dignity” or “Self-Respect,” the mismatch with what’s usually on show would become a little too obvious.

That.

Xas7wcrg9e

One for the weekend...

"“I’m a 300-pound Black mermaid in America over 35, and hopefully that tells somebody they can do whatever they want to do,” says [transwoman] Monique, "

https://apnews.com/article/canada-sydney-621e29ea1810b66da54684aa6a1da4b7

pst314

“I’m a 300-pound Black mermaid”

The traditional term is manatee or sea-cow.

asiaseen

Society of Fat Mermaids

Religious group, allied perhaps to the Jesuits.

In the original Boston (Lincolnshire for the geographically challenged) there is a fishmonger by the name of Mermaid Fisheries - undoubtedly other places too . Could this be an idea for a new sport or even industry with records kept for the greatest tonnage of merfolk landed?

WTP

Thanks for all the info regarding tea. Seems it's a bit like my perceptions re British politics. I understand the words quite well and can relate to the general concepts, but when it comes to actual implementation, when I think I understand it I realize I have no bloody idea how any of it works.

Speaking of British politics...he says hesitantly...I haven't heard much of anything regarding the Lib-Dems from over yonder. Are they still a thing? I suppose if they're not needed for a coalition government, they're basically not needed.

pst314

high tea...afternoon tea...cream tea

All sound very delicious but very high in sugar and carbs. Is there anything for us low-carb, meat-eating folks?

Steve E

Society of Fat Mermaids

Woke remake of Robin Williams' Dead Poets Society. Carpe Carp and such.

pst314

Woke remake of Robin Williams' Dead Poets Society.

? Can hardly remember anything about the film.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

The traditional term is manatee or sea-cow.

Dugong sounds more appropriate.

‘Fat mermaids make waves’ and ‘Gender is fluid under the sea.’

Insert obligatory tsunami joke, and the other bit think it just means he pisses in the ocean, not exactly an accomplishment to brag about.

Is there anything for us low-carb, meat-eating folks?

Steak and vodka.

Squires

It isn't a serious crime to hold a merperson's head under water, correct?

Sam Duncan

“Dinner is for t'nobs at 8pm-ish.”

Not to be confused, of course, with the dinner taken around 1pm by those who eat their tea at 5-6.

pst314

Steak and vodka.

Are you sure? That doesn't sound like tea.

anon a mouse

"300-pound Black mermaid"

Er, "There she blows"...

pst314

Moby Douche?

anon a mouse

It's related to the Greek tale of mariners who would put on blinders whilst passing the isle of 300 lb men pretending to be mermaids... otherwise they'd turn around and go back.

(might've made that up. a bit)

Farnsworth M Muldoon

That doesn't sound like tea.

Well if that is your sticking point, tequila does...

Alsos

Moby Douche?

Enby Dick?

asiaseen

@pst314
High tea

Nothing like cream tea or afternoon tea. Being a main meal, depending on the family budget constraints, it can be anything from spaghetti hoops, beans on toast to a full-blown meat and two veg affair - not forgetting the ubiquitous fish and chips.

NateWhilk

wouldn’t he have been better off using a crock pot?

LOL!

NateWhilk

Read the whole thing. Wait for it.

https://twitter.com/daniellecanyell/status/1540003252569260034

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Enby Dick?

Morbid Thicc?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Read the whole thing.

She's looking horribly oppressed.

asiaseen

natural(?) redhead TM

... ou biology grad. published neuroscience researcher. she/her. 21.

But still has to learn about uppercase letters.

Daniel Ream

That doesn't sound like tea

Depends on how long you steep the steak in the vodka.

David

She’s looking horribly oppressed.

Well, we live in a world where students at Pitzer College in California are apparently oppressed by hooped earrings. Prompting these downtrodden darlings to fight back with – I kid you not - winged eyeliner. And while spending more than the median household income at a glorified holiday resort, complete with heated outdoor pool.

pst314

asiaseen: Thanks. The details have always been unclear to me.

Adam

Joys of public transport: Reminds me of a day room in a mental hospital where I worked in 1969.

The institution was closed and torn down in the 1990s. Today, those who might have been its residents ride public transport.

Tea: Traveling by bicycles with friends in Ireland, also in 1969, we stopped in late afternoon at a village in the west. We checked in to a small hotel an inquired about dinner.

- Sorry, but dinner is at 8 pm.

Well, how about Tea?

- Sorry, but tea was off at 4 pm.

We’re hungry. Can we get food of some kind now?

-We can do you a high tea if you like.

What’s high tea?

-Today we have lamb steak, potatoes and vegetables. It’s 10 s and 6 p. (about $2 US at the time)

We’ll have the high tea, please.

pst314

Today we have lamb steak, potatoes and vegetables.

I could enjoy that.

pst314

wouldn’t he have been better off using a crock pot?

No. First you beat it to death with the 12" cast iron skillet. Then you cook it in the crock pot.

pst314

Er, "There she blows"...

AKA, the Wrong Whale.

pst314

Lots of insanity being reposted at I, Hypocrite.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

The Police warning tape is a good thing but unnecessary for the one on the left in this pair of charming ladies.

ccscientist

On Roe, all the supreme court said is that it is for the states to decide by legislation. They are freaking out because they think strong emotions should decide this, not voting. Oh and strong emotions by those who believe abortion is murder don't count.
And their biggest claim is that "women will die". Even states that restrict abortion have exceptions if the mother's life is in danger. Most state restrictions limit it to the first trimester. If you can't decide to keep the baby or not in 3 months, maybe making decisions is your real problem. No state outlaws it completely.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

At least one congressman has a totally normal reaction.

On Roe, all the supreme court said is that it is for the states to decide by legislation.

Correct, and let's not forget there is always Canada...

Farnsworth M Muldoon

An intellectual titan at Harvard has revealed the truth, the reversal of Roe v. Wade is Putin's fault.

Darleen

Well, I'm certainly swayed by the points these rational women are making.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

In other legal news, a Scottish MP tackles an important issue.

ccscientist

Twerking for abortion: yes, show us how you got an unwanted pregnancy...

ccscientist

Scottish MP: talk about the wheels of justice grinding slowly!

David

Twerking for abortion

I’m going to need a minute to process that.

pst314

I’m going to need a minute to process that.

Maybe this will help.

WTP

Twerking for abortion is like dancing about architecture. Does that help?

pst314

What?

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