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When Your Opinions Are Social Jewellery

Friday Ephemera

I did not see that coming. || The adult in the room. || I blame magnetic rays. || Brisk and bumpy. || Trolley problems. || Just like Spider-Man. || The joys of public transport, part 4,867. || Are they peaceful? || Perilous path taken. || The progressive retail experience, parts 436 and 437. || Five minutes of rush-hour McDonald’s. || Small act. (h/t, Perry) || Great save, I guess. || Not-at-all-weird trans-drag for kiddies. || Day 98 of girlhood. || Overgrown brats in need of belated spanking. || The bleeding edge of yesteryear. (h/t, Things) || The two-headed boy of Bengal. || Milky scenes. || Incoming. || They wanted extra sauce but they didn’t want to pay for it. || And finally, via Tim, a relaxing time was had.

Comments

anon a mouse

Extra sauce? What are they serving, chicken?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Oh no. Whatever will we do?

Pooklord

Oh no. Whatever will we do?

Especially ridiculous given that much of the EU has stricter abortion laws than the US.

It's like they want to emphasize their irrelevance, in case you weren't already convinced.

Dan C

I did not see that coming

Definitely worth the price of admission.

Daniel Ream

I did not see that coming

Sort of puts a new spin on Starro the Conqueror.

John D

The adult in the room.

I miss boundaries.

JuliaM

Daniel Ream:"Sort of puts a new spin on Starro the Conqueror."

Glad I wasn't the only one thinking that!

JuliaM

"Incoming."

Panto season started early! "It's behind you!"

David

Morning, all.

Possibly a bootleg.

Daniel Ream

The adult in the room

I've known a handful of women who taught elementary school for years and since they spend virtually all their time interacting with children they do eventually adopt a somewhat childlike persona. But it takes them years to get to that point, especially if they have any adults in their social network.

This one seems to have started that way.

Jen

Trolley problems.

I laughed at the one with the Amazon package.

I'm not sorry.

David

I laughed at the one with the Amazon package.

Also, the thorny moral quandaries of mystery boxes, robots, reincarnation, defective spectacles, and first and second cousins.

Nikw211

She did not see this coming.

Fountain-like effects of objects dropped into liquids(I suggest playing with the sound off as the music is absolutely ghastly).

Nikw211

The progressive retail experience, parts 436 and 437.

They wanted extra sauce but they didn’t want to pay for it.

Retail and dining mash-up - a possible new series? - Part 2 and Part 3

Nikw211

Wondering whether the half-formed notions that pass as ideas wafting lazily through the vasty spaces in the mind of The adult in the room are what is ultimately responsible for scenes such as The progressive retail experience, parts 436 and 437.?

Dawei
Day 98 of girlhood.

The 5 o'clock shadow really serves to highlight the femininity.

Nikw211

Part 2 and Part 3

Pasted in the wrong link for Part 3 - this is it.

this is it

Nikw211

Someone pass me the cone of shame, will you?

(No italics spillage ...)

David

Notable use of household spray product.

David

Someone pass me the cone of shame, will you?

You’ll notice that, being a gentleman, I didn’t draw attention to your catastrophic blunder. The one above, right there.

David

Queen of the high seas.

Mike

Thank you for your "small act". Your kindness showed for the world to see and may God bless you your whole life.

Stephanie Richer

Fast food workers need to be carrying bear spray.

Killer Marmot

The music for the "street of death" really makes it, I think.

Burnsie

The adult in the room.

Let me go out on a limb here and say that I see a big future for her on Onlyfans.

David

The 5 o’clock shadow really serves to highlight the femininity.

Not womanhood, mind, but girlhood.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I did not see that coming.

Those of us familiar with the Northwest Tree Octopus did.

The 5 o’clock shadow...

That is "girlbeard", transphobe.

pst314

It's like they want to emphasize their irrelevance, in case you weren't already convinced.

Or that they want to emphasize their disdain for America. We have seen that before, and it's not surprising given just how wedded they are to the idea of the gargantuan super-state and how threatened they are by any political system that leaves more power in the hands of local government or even (horrors!) individuals.

Alex

they want to emphasize their disdain for America

Daddy issues writ large.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I can't imagine why Elon Musk would be concerned about bogus twitter accounts.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I don't see how the poor saps in her district can vote for her, she doesn't even twerk for Ukraine.

PiperPaul

bogus twitter accounts

Raymond Shaw is the kindest, warmest, bravest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life.

WTP

Maybe I just like pulling levers. Ain't nothing but a thing, chicken wing.

WTP

In 437, does the guy videoing say "that's battery and against store policy" in reference to the security guard? Scumbag.

WTP

And apparently so. Found the comments there. Winner points out that it was not a defensive foul as the contact was "all-ball" or something. Heh.

WTP

Small act.

Not to be "that guy" and all "explosions don't go boom in a vacuum" but who just videos an attractive young woman trying to get somewhere in the rain without going out there with a raincoat, umbrella, or at least a newspaper? I mean, she's cute enough to attract your attention such that you follow her with the camera. Especially after she stops to help the old lady cross? Kinda creepy. But ok, I'm "that guy". Just not that guy with the camera.

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STARFISH HITLER!

Acksiom

but who just videos an attractive young woman trying to get somewhere in the rain without going out there with a raincoat, umbrella, or at least a newspaper?

Obviously, a more attractive young woman, you deplorable chauvanarcissist.

pst314

Discovered: lost burial chamber of the Great King.

pst314

True?

pst314

Joe Biden's worsening dementia: "...to terminate the presidency and maybe save her life"

asiaseen

How do you fry pickles? https://mobile.twitter.com/al_hansel87/status/1544307662082433025/photo/1

pst314

How do you fry pickles?

I've heard of deep-fried pickles. Not tempted to try them.

pst314

Maybe a hungry girl friend would eat them.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Not tempted to try them.

Clearly a bluebelly savage. Educate yourself, do better.

pst314

Clearly a bluebelly savage. Educate yourself, do better.

"Franz, it is time. Come with me."

[ Takes elevator to secret sub-sub-sub basement complex. Flips switch illuminating vast cavern filled with tens of thousands of cryo pods. Scans status lights on master control panel. Turns key marked "Ulysses S. Grant". Lights on three thousand pods change from solid to blinking green. Screen lights up: "Zombie reanimation in 15 minutes...14 minutes..." ]

pst314

[ Contemplates actually delicious Southern food, such as baked ham and spoon bread. Presses 'Cancel' button. ]

WTP

I've heard of deep-fried pickles. Not tempted to try them.

Tried them. Kinda meh. Ranch or whatever dressing kinda makes it but seems more tied to the Fried Green Tomatoes trend that led to fried blah, blah, blah. Buffalo fried broccoli isn't bad but again, ranch dressing, etc. None of which tops fried okra. Mmmm...

Squires

...but again, ranch dressing...

The Midwest compells you.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Presses 'Cancel' button.

Good thing too, we were getting ready to set the wild hogs loose on them, they loves them some zombies.

Ranch...

I am among barbarians. A remoulade is the proper condiment if you must.

WTP

A remoulade is the proper condiment if you must

Come on up to the north GA/south NC border mountains and 'splain to our local scotts-irish culinary artistes what you have in mind for a 'remoulade'...or even ask for some...or one...or whatever the appropriate measurement is.

ccscientist

Fried green tomatoes is what you do with the end of season green tomatoes from your garden. Only way you can use them.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

...'splain to our local scotts-irish culinary artistes...

I stand corrected, Scotch-Irish cuisine is indeed famous for ranch dressing, especially up there in Possum Holler. My favorite is ranch and mayo on Wonder Bread.

Now do anyplace that makes even vaguely Cajun seafood, shrimp, crawfish, alligator, or even the crabcakes you can get over there to Helen. Of course that is a big city 20 miles from the border, so they are mighty fancy way down there. Why, I reckon thy might have it over to the metropolis of Blue Ridge too.

You need to get out more, expand your horizons, as it were.

WTP

Only way you can use them.

Yeah, but the mirror. You left out the part about standing over a mirror, sans panties, and gazing into your ladyparts. I was told that was important somehow.

WTP

Possum Holler.

You mean Scorpion Holler? That's over the mountain and around the bend a bit. Don't know Possum Holler, though we did used to do the Possum Drop up over the state line in Brasstown. That was until you over educated busy bodies got your knickers in a snit over it and we had to stop. Stop talking about it, that is.

As for Helen, yes, near Scorpion Holler but full of tourists. The only thing to do there is grab a good German meal, down a few brewskis and GTHO. If you've been to Blue Ridge in the last three or four years, it's pretty much the same. Sad to say. But there is a good bit to enjoy in other towns closer by. I am quite partial to the name but the food is good as well at Shoebootie's Cafe.

WTP

BTW, you mention Cajun in Helen, which is essentially a German/Swiss theme park but if you like Cajun and similar and you're in the area of nearby Clarksville, like the nowhere area outside of Clarksville, not that Clarksville is anywhere itself, there is a Cajun-ish restaurant and campground with very good food called Bleu Canoe that I recommend. Don't get lost though. And if you do, don't be tempted to follow the sound ofthe banjos...

paulo

Talented immigrant who just wants to work hard, brings prestige to her adopted country, yet has journalists from what we assume are rabble-rousing tabloid newspapers demanding to know where she's really from, questioning the true loyalties in her heart, and representing in a sinister light her connections and commitments in the old country.

Squires

Careful what you holler in the holler or it might change the map.

Squires

Careful what you holler in the holler or it might change the map.

Alsos

I've known a handful of women who taught elementary school for years and since they spend virtually all their time interacting with children they do eventually adopt a somewhat childlike persona. But it takes them years to get to that point, especially if they have any adults in their social network.

I used to work on the phone with members of the NEA (largest US 'educator' union).

It didn't take long to be able to guess with high accuracy the grade level at which any given caller taught. The office consensus was that public school teachers adopt over time (or start out with) the mentality and maturity of one grade level above the one they teach.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

BTW, you mention Cajun in Helen...

I didn't, I mentioned "vaguely Cajun seafood" and crabcakes (which aren't Cajun) in Helen. I know Helen is vaguely Teutonic, however, having friends who live near Dahlonega, have been there more than once and there is a Southernish joint there.

...there is a Cajun-ish restaurant and campground with very good food called Bleu Canoe that I recommend.

Do you also recommend their "Shrimp Remoulade (GF).....................................$14(1/2lb) $24(1lb)"?

It's like my granddad Muldoon used to say, "Son" (he called everyone younger son, even the girls, he was just ahead of his time) "you can always tell a transplant to the South, you just can't tell them anything".

pst314

I've known a handful of women who taught elementary school for years and since they spend virtually all their time interacting with children they do eventually adopt a somewhat childlike persona.

Do you have analogous observations about social workers and similar professions?

asiaseen

What a treasure house of information our beloved host provides. Ask a simple question about the nature of fried pickles and it stirs a flood of gustatory, culinary, geographic and folkways lore. Happiness might be fried pickles...

asiaseen

Perhaps the barkeep might consider adding fried pickles to the snack menu?

Sam Duncan

“Oh no. Whatever will we do?”

Because the EU “Parliament” doesn't have anything better to do. Seriously. It really doesn't.

“Overgrown brats in need of belated spanking.”

“Okay ladies an' gents, closing time!”

“But we're glued to the wall.”

”Worl... you're in a bit of a pickle then, ain'cha? Lights out an' doors locked in ten minutes. See yer in the morning.”

asiaseen

you're in a bit of a pickle then, ain'cha? Lights out an' doors locked in ten minutes. See yer in the morning

If only...

asiaseen

@WTP
You forgot to mention this about Brasstown Possum Drop...
The festivities included a contest with local men dressed as women to compete for the title "Miss Possum Queen"

Steve E

Perhaps the barkeep might consider adding fried pickles to the snack menu?

You're going to have to catch it first.

The festivities included a contest with local men dressed as women to compete for the title "Miss Possum Queen"

I think I saw that in a Pogo cartoon.

Fred the Fourth

Paulo:
"Rabble-rousing tabloid newspapers"
Did I hear wrong? Wasn't the first question on the subject from the New York Times?

I mean, just what are you implying, my good sir?

Nikw211

Love in the time of cholera? (safe for work)

David

Love in the time of cholera?

Well, ain’t that just lovely.

John

Wasn't the first question on the subject from the New York Times?

Perhaps at the next White House press conference the NYT could ask if from now on the presidents son will only be utilising hookers from acceptable countries.

They could also suggest, in an editorial, that the representative of California’s 15th district should also exercise more discretion.

Stephanie Richer

Joe Biden's worsening dementia

When I first heard the story of the 10-year-old, I had my doubts as to its veracity and still do. In the original story, no name is given and that is understandable but it derives from one doctor saying she got an "out of state" phone call from the child's doctor, asking for the abortion. Now, why would a doctor possibly violate HIPAA rules with a discussion of a minor patient's condition and furthermore, open the child and her family to media attention? Which is also suspect in that it didn't happen, right? For a story as lurid as this one would expect to see a circus with someone like Gloria Allred in the middle of it, screeching for justice. And who impregnated a 10-year-old? That doesn't seem to be anyone's concern.

No, coming so soon on the heels of the Dobbs decision, the media being content to just repeat the high level story, and it just being too pat, it lacks indicia of reliability.

But maybe I'm just cynical.

pst314

I think I saw that in a Pogo cartoon.

Fantagraphics is republishing all the Pogo newspaper cartoons, in what will eventually be 12 volumes. The first 7 volumes are out, with the 8th due this October (production and shipping delayed due to COVID.)

pst314

Because the EU “Parliament” doesn't have anything better to do. Seriously. It really doesn't.

I have seen remarks that, when the EU breaks up, the amount of graft and corruption which will come to light will be breathtaking.

David

I have seen remarks that, when the EU breaks up, the amount of graft and corruption which will come to light will be breathtaking.

But who will oversee the 454 laws regarding towels?

WTP

Well 454 is exactly how many of their commie "gram" units there are in a proper pound, so it all makes sense doesn't it? People will complain about anything.

Nikw211

Well, ain’t that just lovely.

I fervently hope it doesn't catch on.

Nikw211

In unrelated goings on, Kemi Badenoch would be my preferred candidate over all the others that have so far thrown their hats in the ring to become the next Prime Minister.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

But maybe I'm just cynical.

No, you are not, ignoring the fact that a pregnant 10 year old is a medical rarity and particularly so in the US. Though a doc calling a doc in another state to consult or refer is not uncommon, you are correct, blabbing it all over the news is. Merely saying "ZOMG I got a referral for an abortion for a 10 year old" is not a HIPAA violation because there is no PII associated, you are correct it would be the minute the "media" figured out who it was.

One can wade through Ohio law (where this allegedly took place) and though §2919.192 discusses "fetal heartbeat", abortion after detection is still legal subject to various conditions, and though there is no specific listed exceptions for rape or incest, any doctor who wanted to could make the case that a pregnant 10 year old falls under §2919.193 (B) as there are higher rates of complications at either end of the fertility age curve.

Last of all, a trip from Ohio to Indiana or any of the other four surrounding states (or nearby Canada) is not exactly a remarkable or newsworthy event. OK, maybe if they were planning on walking from Toledo to Gary, but - wild guess here - don't think that has happened lately.

Throwing the BS flag is not at all unreasonable, particularly when this same crew is trying to claim emergency treatment of ectopic pregnancies and miscarriages will be "banned".

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Speaking of BS, if you recall there was a widely published story about a ginormous Russian General pulled out of retirement that proved the Russkis were on their last legs.

I'm sure the corrections will get the same coverage. (I crack me up)

John

Top class detective work there.

Once upon a time there was a word for it. Journalism.

ccscientist

"Journalism"--these days, what they check is if a story fits the narrative. That is all they check.

Sam Duncan

“In unrelated goings on, Kemi Badenoch would be my preferred candidate over all the others that have so far thrown their hats in the ring to become the next Prime Minister.”

She does seem the best of the bunch. I don't know how sound she is on the green nonsense or the “Online Harms” Bill, but I can't see anyone better.

Plus, although it's no reason to elect her, the sound of Lefty heads exploding would be delicious. I can't wait to deflect every criticism of government policy with accusations of racism and sexism...

pst314

She seems stable.

asiaseen

She seems stable

My first impression of her t-shirt logo was that it was that maybe the "orch-" prefix was related to removing white men's testicles. Not so - ORCHESIS is the art of dancing in the Greek chorus.

Her understanding of genetics needs some revision, too.

asiaseen

My proofreading skills also need revision.

ccscientist

she seems stable: it was easier to feel sorry for nutso people before they broadcast their beliefs all over the interwebs and lectured us normies.
Oh, and sleeping with someone whose goal is racial domination--sounds like fun

John

She seems stable

A career in a certain industry beckons where Asian girls only ever seem to have sex with black men.

(Or so I’ve been told).

asiaseen

@John
I'm given to understand there is a wealth of similar opportunities for white girls.
Black Men Matter

Uma Thurmond's Feet

I'm given to understand there is a wealth of similar opportunities for white girls.

Particularly redheads, for reasons which escape me.

WTP

Something to keep in mind when using logic and reason to combat the left. Anything is a 'fact' if it is repeated often enough. The WaPo essentially says so.

This is a very difficult story to check. Bernard is on the record, but obtaining documents or other confirmation is all but impossible without details that would identify the locality where the rape occurred.

With news reports around the globe and now a presidential imprimatur, however, the story has acquired the status of a “fact” no matter its provenance. If a rapist is ever charged, the fact finally would have more solid grounding.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/megan-fox/2022/07/09/washington-post-late-to-the-party-on-fact-checking-poorly-sourced-10-year-old-rape-victim-abortion-tale-but-proves-us-right-n1611679

pst314

Carjacking report gives color of gun but not of carjacker.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Meanwhile, neurotic narcissist and OnlyFans training set.

Retail Experience #5873, with an unexpected outcome.

pst314

Retail Experience #5897, with added insult from the district attorney.

Sam Duncan

Mr. Watson! Come here, I want you!”

WTP

This just in, turns out it's all just "vile hogwash". Nothing to worry about nor see. Just like 30 years ago.

For a group of people who likely haven’t stepped foot on an elementary school campus in decades, there seem to be some strong and very misinformed feelings about what goes on there. Kindergarteners aren’t learning about sexual intercourse, Second Graders aren’t being encouraged to explore different genders, and Fifth Graders aren’t being pitted against each other in some sort of guilt-inducing race war. That’s utter nonsense, and the people peddling it are lying to you for votes and ratings.

Instead of raging over the vile hogwash you are being fed, I’d encourage you to make better use of your time by volunteering an hour of your week reading with struggling students, becoming a business partner to help fund different school projects, or signing up to be a substitute teacher once a month. Find your local elementary school and start putting effort into getting to know the staff and students there. We aren’t evil liberals indoctrinating the neighborhood kids with some leftist agenda; we’re real people with big hearts who choose to spend every day working with kids so they better comprehend what they read, explore the world around them, ask questions so they can more fully understand what they see, and live effectively in a community. We tie shoelaces, give hugs to sad seven-year-olds, talk through conflict between fourth-graders, and provide wet paper towels to soothe boo-boos Kindergarteners swear exist but we can’t actually see. We laugh with our kids, eat lunch with them, and give them a feeling of comfort and stability many are missing at home. Sometimes we might even provide the first smile or kind word they’ve gotten that day. And yes, we occasionally lose our cool and raise our voices because the little boogers have gotten on our last nerve and we’re human, for goodness sake.

But mostly we love.

Stop believing the lies, quit demonizing us, and let us do our jobs. Carve out some time in the coming weeks and and make a visit so you can see what really happens in these weird and beautiful little spaces.

https://www.facebook.com/1429253408/posts/pfbid0Ypr6Df9Hmq9g7sdNtWNWam2cWkKeb5kbjRTjJuHR11RKT8FaVp3m3p9MRCeebSExl/

ccscientist

"vile hogwash"--if DIE and sexualized curricula are not present in every school, that doesn't prove that there is no problem. If it is present anywhere, that is wrong. And we know for a fact that it is, and not that rarely.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Finally, cartoon justice.

Milholland took issue with the way Popeye has recently used men dressing as woman for comic relief.

“But that wasn’t always the case,” he told the newspaper. “If you go by today’s definition, Popeye was gender fluid.”

Darleen

And we know for a fact that it is, and not that rarely.

I've been in arguments before with these kind of gaslighters. You can give lists of examples, links to actual school mission statements and videos of teacher training. You can point to changes in medical or academic literature for "inclusive language" that bans "gendered" words like man, woman, mother, father, sister, brother ... right down to tut-tutting "pregnant women" and "breastfeeding" as problematic language.

And all I get is an answer is "show me the studies that this is a widespread problem rather than far-right conspiracy mongering". Along with condescending demands that I "calm down."

The latest being how DARE women request female doctors or female providers to give them intimate care. Such requests are disgusting and psychotic.

I am DONE with this equine excrement. I want the whole concept of "gender-identity" stripped from all legal standing. F*** these LARPers.

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