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After 15 Years, He Finally Cleaned The Place

Friday Ephemera

Smell it first. || Fortune favours the bold. || The thrill of cardboard. || Buzz Aldrin’s bits. || Meat in a tube. || One-minute pantomime. More, should you want it. || When women conspire. (h/t, Tim) || Counsel sought. (h/t, Perry) || His costume is better than yours. || The machine uprising, day 4. || With fractions of a wheel. || Jailhouse Rock. || Billie Jean. || Lucky or unlucky? || Fierce animal death-match. || Naptime detected. || Incoming. || Incoming 2. || Not the best place to lose a shoe. || Best not to, methinks. Apparently, it was considered “extremely erotic.” || Assorted Victorian exercise machines. || Mouse pad detected. || Taking dad to the cleaners. || And finally, a moment of manly triumph.

Comments

PiperPaul

And finally, a moment of manly triumph.

I bet the little girl let go of the balloon again right after the video ended.

Captain Nemo

Assorted Victorian exercise machines.

I always wondered where the various types of, um, apparatus used in the correction booth came from. Now I know.

LadyTheo

Love the face on Papa after being fleeced by son fils.

Sam Duncan

“Buzz Aldrin’s bits.”

Wow. The actual breaker switch. That's like seeing Archimedes' bathtub or the arrow that hit King Harold in the eye up for sale.

'Course, you could waste your money on that, but here are eight reasons you should buy a fire engine instead. I'm tempted, and I don't even drive.

“When women conspire.”

The difference between men and women, right there. If that had been the other way round, there'd have been hell to pay.

asiaseen

Incoming too
image host

John D

One-minute pantomime. More, should you want it.

Lol. Do not want.

David

Morning, all.

Lol. Do not want.

She’s a flirty little minx, that one.

Mags

Fierce animal death-match.

I think the butterfly is winning.

Connor

One-minute pantomime. More, should you want it.

*Sees rabbit hole. Runs away.*

David

*Sees rabbit hole. Runs away.*

The elderly-suburban-transvestite scene isn’t my area of expertise, or my erotic wheelhouse. But I’m sure there’s much for us to learn.

JuliaM

"...a moment of manly triumph."

Must be dust in the study, there's something in my eye...

Rafi

Jailhouse Rock

Works for me.

my erotic wheelhouse.

Band name.

David

there’s something in my eye...

[ Rummages in pocket, frowns, then rummages in bin. Passes crumpled paper tissue to Julia. ]

David

*Sees rabbit hole. Runs away.*

In case you were wondering, my YouTube recommendations have now taken a strange turn.

Rafi

In case you were wondering, my YouTube recommendations have now taken a strange turn.

LOL

David

LOL

Please spare a thought for my browser history.

Captain Nemo

Jailhouse Rock

The striped T-shirt is a nice touch.

Captain Nemo

Damn, half my comment is missing. The perils of hitting post instead of preview. It should have read:

That really does sound good. I'm astonished she can make an analogue instrument sound like an electric guitar. The striped T-shirt is also a nice touch.

David

Damn, half my comment is missing.

No refunds. Credit note only.

David

When self-harm is a basis for “Pride.”

John

Self harm

The same people who could not shut up about thin catwalk and advertising models are nowhere to be seen.

Jen

In case you were wondering, my YouTube recommendations have now taken a strange turn.

DANGER! RABBIT HOLE!

David

DANGER! RABBIT HOLE!

I was faintly surprised by the number of over-the-hill transvestite YouTube accounts. Perhaps the owners have been emboldened by the fashionable conceit that a fetish, even a rather sad one, is now some kind of civil-rights issue, something to be affirmed as both stunning and brave.

asiaseen

DANGER! RABBIT HOLE!

Shouldn't that be either "Danger! Scorpion Pit!" or "Danger! Festering Hellhole!"

John

Go back a generation or two and over the hill transvestites were the only sort most people were aware of. A case of dear old Uncle Arthur who once a month would dress up and take a train into town returning a few days later with at least one black eye.

Then it became fashionable and accordingly the adherents are much younger, albeit with far worse taste in clothes and makeup.

David

Go back a generation or two and over the hill transvestites were the only sort most people were aware of. A case of dear old Uncle Arthur who once a month would dress up and take a train into town returning a few days later with at least one black eye.

Vivid anecdote there.

[ Peers over spectacles. ]

Much as I find cross-dressing kinks somewhat baffling, the elderly chaps above don’t appear to be doing much harm, beyond the crimes against fashion, I mean. If viscose is your thang, then, well, I guess knock yourself out. Just do it on your own time. Unlike some of the educators we’ve seen in recent years, who very much wish to imprint their mental dramas on other people’s children.

WTP

the arrow that hit King Harold in the eye up for sale.

Note the passive voice. Nearly 1000 years have passed and still no sense of responsibility. White colonist invaders. SMDH.

Nikw211

When self-harm is a basis for “Pride.”

A rare example of destruction preceding pride as opposed to the more usual proverbial sequence.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Buzz Aldrin’s bits

The unanswered question is why he is selling off the stuff, it is not like there is any evidence he is going broke.

Meanwhile, Tucker Carlson makes a joke, the usual suspects go off the deep end.

Captain Nemo

The unanswered question is why he is selling off the stuff, it is not like there is any evidence he is going broke.

He has three children, and he's 92. He may be selling it off to prevent arguments about who gets what after he dies, as some family friends did with their stuff a few years ago.

Dawei
Incoming 2.

Twitter is a garbage heap of stolen videos, and this 'TheFigen' account is a particularly bad offender (who has figured out the secret to being recommended by Twitter's algorithms). The original video in this instance is from this safari company.

Squires

Unlike some of the educators we’ve seen in recent years, who very much wish to imprint their mental dramas on other people’s children.

I think you mispelled "mental trauma".

Farnswoth M Muldoon

Contagious disease prevention;

Out: Social Distancing

In: "Don’t skip the piggy parties".

See a bump on your skin and worried that it might be monkeypox? If you’re not sure, and you still want to go out tonight, cover it up with a bandaid or clothing before you go out.

Sound advice from Douchie the Mascot along with "a quick reminder to remember COVID-19 precautions".

asiaseen

watercolour painting from a wellbeing perspective

New "sport" available at the Home Office woke sports day (at the taxpayers' expense).
h/t Guido Fawkes

David

See a bump on your skin and worried that it might be monkeypox? If you’re not sure, and you still want to go out tonight, cover it up with a bandaid or clothing before you go out.

The, er, community in question, and its moral compass, has been mentioned here before.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Once again, a man has to do a job a woman won't.

WTP

As a psychologist once told me, denial is one of the signs, you know.

David

My YouTube recommendations are still filling up with sixty-year-old men in nasty frocks.

Just sayin’.

WTP

See a bump on your skin and worried that it might be monkeypox? If you’re not sure, and you still want to go out tonight, cover it up with a bandaid or clothing before you go out.

I don't know which is more disturbing but the combination of disregard of the serious potential for infecting other people with a nasty disease along with the stupidity potential of someone incapable of figuring this sort of "solution" out for oneself does not bode well.

APL

Buzz Aldrin's bits

Sothbey's estimates were vey low for almost all of the items, except the pen and circuit breaker - which appeared grossly over estimated. Any ideas out there as to why that particular item not selling ?

WTP

My YouTube recommendations are still filling up with sixty-year-old men in nasty frocks.

You might be able to clear that by searching for car windshield replacement services. I recommend including the company name "Safelight". Might only work in the US, however. I need to write this trick down so I remember it myself.

David

You might be able to clear that by searching for car windshield replacement services.

I just have a nagging suspicion that one day I’m going to be attempting to explain my browser history to a judge, a psychiatrist, and a bewildered jury.

“Tell us again about this… blog….”

asiaseen

My YouTube recommendations are still filling up with sixty-year-old men in nasty frocks.

Would it help if they were in nice frocks?

Captain Nemo

Once again, a man has to do a job a woman won't.

Today's words are "graceless bint".

Captain Nemo

I just have a nagging suspicion that one day I’m going to be attempting to explain my browser history to a judge, a psychiatrist, and a bewildered jury.

Heh. A while ago I accidentally ended up on a prison-kink Tumblr (yes, it's a thing - no, I've no idea why) via a mis-click on an architecture Tumblr, and now I'm worried that if something untoward happens locally, I'm for it. So if you don't hear from me for twenty years, the best of British luck to you all.

David

I accidentally ended up on a prison-kink Tumblr

In case anyone at the back didn’t quite hear.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Today's words are "graceless bint".

TBF, after having been walked, it looks like the event of her possibly having to run the other 270 feet might have been a terminal event, so I can see why the "designated runner", though notice they always put the labor on a black man. Racists.

Captain Nemo

It's still better than your wrinkly transvestites.

David

It’s still better than your wrinkly transvestites.

Heh. Fair point.

Elephants Gerald

So I've sorted tonight's dinner David.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5el7kyltSs&ab_channel=ChineseCookingDemystified

Sam Duncan

“Any ideas out there as to why that particular item not selling ?”

My guess is that it has, but two bidders have decided to negotiate privately amongst themselves rather than continue to bid each other up to astronomical (heh) levels. I'm told it happens quite a lot at these high-value auctions, not that I'd know. I can't believe it simply wouldn't sell. If I had that kind of money, I wouldn't think twice, and I'm not even that big of a space nerd.

“Today's words are "graceless bint".”

In every sense. Yikes.

pst314

the arrow that hit King Harold in the eye up for sale.

Note the passive voice. Nearly 1000 years have passed and still no sense of responsibility. White colonist invaders.

They’re not white, they’re French [Glares across Atlantic, then further across Channel. ]

David

So I’ve sorted tonight’s dinner David.

I notice he says “fingernails,” presumably because “toenails” wouldn’t sound quite as appetising.

PiperPaul

sixty-year-old men in nasty frocks


.

Darleen

It's not like the Netherlands and Canada have targeted farmers, regardless of Sri Lanka, for no reason.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

...for no reason.

"Scientific" American - "pee".

I guess "urine" was too advanced a word for most of their readers these days. What a fargin' joke it has become.

Steve E

It's not like the Netherlands and Canada have targeted farmers,...

C'mon man. Why do farmers need to grow stuff? Most people go to Kroger or Safeway to get their food. ;-)

ccscientist

incoming: was in a fast-food place in the Midwest US. Looking out one side, it was pouring. the other side sunny. Sharp line.

WTP

In high school we were playing our rival high school football team, which just happened to be Catholic, when it rained only on their side of the field. Matthew 5:45. Though I understand that meaning may be flipped in popular parlance.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

If only there was a word or descriptor for straight people who dabble.

David

Selfie of note.

Darleen

If only there was a word or descriptor for straight people who dabble.

And if only there were a word or descriptor for any person who decides to limit their sexual encounters to one, long-term partner and then it wouldn't be *awkward* in trying to explain being outed as a slut.

John

if only there was a word or descriptor

Just a single letter would suffice.

pst314

I rarely read about "travelers" in American corporate news. But when I do, it's about how they are innocent victims of discrimination and hate. Never any reporting on crime rates, antisocial behavior, and the reasons they might be bad credit risks.

Pooklord

Uh . . . the term for straight man who "dabbles" in anal sex is, "dishonest or deluded gay man".

Pooklord

"Travelers" ? You mean pikeys ? They're "discriminated" against for the same reason there is a stigma for being in the mafia or the russian mob. They're criminals.

pst314

You mean pikeys?

I had to look up that term.

They're criminals.

Among my Progressive former friends, they are all innocent victims of prejudice. (Rolls eyes.) Some of them were very fond of the song "Go, Move, Shift" which I understand was used in a BBC documentary on the plight of "travelers", a documentary which, I get the impression, denied the pattern of criminal behavior.

I have pointed out to those friends that it is entirely reasonable to be suspicious of unknown strangers with no fixed address, and have asked them why these "travelers" do not settle down. I have also pointed out the documented patterns of crime. They were not interested in such things, which was one more step in my journey towards "everyone on the left is stupid or evil".

There was a CBS News 60 Minutes documentary back in the 80's on American "travelers" who have gotten rich through crime. Such a documentary could not be made today, thanks to the Left.

A question: I've noticed that the "travelers" are all Fine Citizens when they appear in British TV shows like All Creatures Great and Small. But ACGS is set in 1930's and 40's Britain. Were the travelers less of a problem back then?

Steve E

I rarely read about "travelers" in American corporate news.

lol, I thought you were talking about the insurance company.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Zeus is back.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

You see, this is the problem when people don't speak English.

pst314

You see, this is the problem when people don't speak English.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Speaking of driving on the wrong side of the road, the first female Tour de France had a slight problem when the riders all cramped together.

(Yes, I know, regrooving)

mdo

innocent victims of discrimination and hate

"They're excluding us from society, not including us" says the man who spent 28 years "trying to get out of that 'ouse", that being the house given to his family by the local authority. Society is doing its best to include him, and he's doing his best (1) to exclude himself from society's norms, but (2) to get society to finance his lifestyle.

All sorts of claims of being forcibly moved or forcibly separated from his family, when what's actually happening is that he wants his extended family to be accommodated at public expense wherever it plonks itself down, which is more than any normal family ever expects from public housing.

From the financial advisor lady: "These people are as entitled to access financial products and insurance as anyone else, and the way they live their lives shouldn't be a factor". I must try "the way that I live my life shouldn't be a factor" with my bank manager and insurance company.

Were the travelers less of a problem back then?

Harder life for everyone, different ground rules. Travellers had economic niches in repairing pots and pans ("tinkers") and in horse trading ("knackers"), so there was some contact with the broader society that didn't involve begging or scams. But it's a long time since it's been a normal part of life to have a pot repaired or to sell a horse that's too old for the plough/carriage. And in those days there was no toxic ideology where outsiders felt entitled to be be given the trust of insiders, and where ordinary people were made to feel guilty for dealing at arms length with self-declared outsiders like travellers.

ccscientist

In the 1930s there was no welfare for travelers to grift off of. The whole concept that society should provide housing and money for you is daft.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Only a rabidly transphobic lesbian would refuse to date this woman.

ComputerLabRat

Worstall's is offline? Or is it just me getting the suspended page error?

WTP

Zeus is back.

If so, that's one gay-ass Zeus...unless...wait a minute...no... I don't want to know.

asiaseen

Were the travelers less of a problem back then?

From my memories of the late-1940s and 1950s there were considerably fewer of them, mostly traditional Romany, and not many had access to motor transport. Typically a group would be a single family with one or two Gypsy caravans. Where I lived in rural Derbyshire they would set up camp in a green lane and only stay for a couple of weeks before moving on. Local farmers (my father was one) always complained about the thieving of crops but it was not on a commercial scale but for food. Other thieving - yes definitely - but you can't nick too much when your sole transport is horse-drawn. The women seemed to be the "legal" money earners, going door-to-door selling lavender, wooden clothes pegs and such-like - or fortune telling.

As a pre-teen I tended to be a bit frightened of them - vivid stories of child stealing...

Tinkers, as mentioned by@mbo, AFAIR were generally Irish travellers.

Daniel Ream

If so, that's one gay-ass Zeus

Ehhhh...could have been worse.

John

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6106523/hither-green-henry-vincent-funeral-may-3/

Here in the UK events such as the above have done little to improve the general perception of this particular community.

David

events such as the above have done little to improve the general perception of this particular community.

As noted here previously,

If your chosen lifestyle is rooted in parasitism and a belief that, having turned someone’s field or whatever into a litter-strewn biohazard, you can just move on and leave some other sucker to deal with it, then other antisocial tendencies are hardly surprising. And the more that such behaviour is indulged and excused by councils, police, and leftist pundits, in the name of some supposed group victimhood, the more likely it is that those antisocial behaviours will be emboldened.

Contrary to a number of council websites, these are not wandering minstrels.

I know of several people for whom the arrival of ‘travellers’ was followed, almost immediately, by the mysterious disappearance of unguarded items, including a business owner who was in effect told that an offering should be made, to prevent anything more valuable going missing during the night. Far from being put-upon and “marginalised,” the demographic in question seems all too confident, as if accustomed to being exempt from normal consequences.

It isn’t exactly difficult to find more vivid accounts.

There are, of course, ‘travellers’ who use council-designated sites and who may be a minimal inconvenience to nearby residents. Some may even pay council tax, at least in theory. But it’s almost funny how local councils will typically fall over themselves to praise the “cultural traditions” of the ‘travellers’, while actively minimising acts of trespass, theft, and antisocial behaviour - “Crimes are committed by individuals not communities,” said one disingenuous council website - and while adopting a scolding tone towards any residents who don’t regard the arrival of such people as a joyous thing.

Julia has an extensive catalogue of ‘traveller’ criminality and antisocial behaviour.

Oh, and we mustn’t forget this encounter.

Stephanie Richer

That has been some interesting reading re: travellers and now I have another aspect to look at with my geneaology. I am presently waiting for a UK death certificate on one Andrew Turley, who would be my great-great-grandfather. Andrew and his wife Ellen were Irish, from Newry, and moved over to Manchester, UK before Andrew's death likely prompted Ellen to move herself and at least her daughters to Fall River, Massachusetts (I believe the one son, William, remained in the UK). Once in Manchester were they travellers, poor Irish (what we referred to as "shanty" back in the Bronx) come to work in England? Maybe - what I enjoy about genealogy is such puzzle solving.

David

[ Starts hiding valuables. ]

Nikw211

From the Times (of London):

    Officers from Hampshire constabulary have been criticised for arresting an army veteran over a social media post.

    The 51-year-old former soldier had shared an image of gay and transgender pride flags in the shape of a swastika.

    He said he had been told he would have to pay £60 to go on a course to educate himself about the offence he had caused.

From a recent Kelly-Jay Kean video:

    I come downstairs ... and there's two police at the door. And, um, 'Are you Kelly-Jay Kean?' and I said 'Yes.'

    And they said, 'Oh, can we come in?', and I said, 'No. You can't.'

    Um, and he said 'Well, we're here because we've had a complaint, you do YouTube videos or something?'

    I said, 'Yeah'.

    He said,'We've had a complaint. Somebody's phoned up because [in] one of your videos, you are being untoward about paedophiles.'

    So I said, 'It's a crime to be untoward about paedophiles?'

    And he said, 'Well, the person was offended [...] It's been reported as a hate crime.'

From the Casey report:, 2015:

    There were numerous occasions in which girls were not believed. They were threatened with wasting police time, they were told they had consented to sex and, on occasion, they were arrested at the scene of a crime, rather than the perpetrators.

    Police did not understand the terror which many victims lived in and their consequent fear of testifying and their anxiety over whether police could protect them. Some of the crimes we were made aware of included rape with a broken bottle and girls being ordered to kiss perpetrators’ feet at gun point.

And

    From what Inspectors saw, South Yorkshire Police:

    • did not use alternative ways to gather evidence

    • did not use alternative strategies to protect victims

    • did not make use of other tools and powers available to them

    • did not work effectively with either the community safety or licensing arms of the Council to develop strategies for tackling perpetrators

    These are failures which continue to date ...

a different  james

Once in Manchester were they travellers, poor Irish (what we referred to as "shanty" back in the Bronx) come to work in England?

What era? During and post-Famine hundreds of thousands of Irish people, mostly destitute, moved to the north of England and Scotland and many of these went to the US or Canada.

Most of those were landless and homeless- having previously lived on precariously small plots, sub and sub-rented a year at a time.

The difference between them and what are now called travellers would have been slight.

Most modern Travellers regard themselves as a separate ethnic group. In fact most of them have common west of Ireland surnames and I suspect that most of them became travellers/ tinkers around the time of the Famine.

asiaseen

could have been worse

Specifically:
However, Zeus, the king of the gods, desired her, and came to her in the form of golden rain which streamed in through the roof of the subterranean chamber and down into her womb.

Zeus really was kinky.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Gina (she/her, green and purple hair) avers if you are not virtue signalling, you are vice signalling if you don't want a War Memorial to co-opted by the Alphabet People™.

A few pride flags at Gallipoli would have shown those Turks.

pst314

It isn’t exactly difficult to find more vivid accounts.

I have read that it is now quite common in the UK for burglars gratuitously defecate on rugs and furniture.

"A group of about 100 travellers forced their way into the Thwaites site and head office over last month's bank holiday weekend, which led to a stand-off with staff who were not allowed in."

A return to the legal right to use deadly force to protect property rights would help.

pst314

What era? During and post-Famine hundreds of thousands of Irish people, mostly destitute, moved to the north of England and Scotland and many of these went to the US or Canada...The difference between them and what are now called travellers would have been slight.

And in America the newly arrived Irish were notorious for trouble-making, disorder, and violence. It took a long time to assimilate them.

pst314

"Travelers": I forgot to note yesterday that a rootless lifestyle encourages criminality and bad behavior of all sorts, because one's victims are quickly left far away. A dependence on the good will of the local community is a powerful and constant force to encourage good behavior.

Stephanie Richer

What era?

Andrew and family are in the 1851 UK census. In 1861 and 1871 UK a census, Andrew is missing and it’s just Ellen and the children. They emigrated thereafter and I can trace them in Massachusetts except for one daughter, Catharine, and the only son, William.

pst314

Thanks to all who have contributed to the discussion of "travelers". Very much appreciated.

a different james

Andrew and family

Unless you have family lore to suggest that they were Travellers/ Tinkers, I wouldn't assume that they were simply because they were poor. By 1851 the slums of Liverpool and Manchester were full of destitute Irish who, just a few years before, were scratching a living from the land and labouring for farmers.

There was also a tradition of seasonal agricultural work- where Irish men and women would go to Scotland or parts of England to harvest crops and return to their families. That only died out fully in last couple of generations. Again, definitely not travellers!

pst314

Oh, and we mustn’t forget this encounter.

"We had no idea how to handle them without offending our agonised liberal consciences."

How about lifetime confinement? The progressive slogan "by any means necessary" comes to mind.

pst314

Some may say this is fake.

Darleen

Leftist stalker goes after successful author for years, even makes specific threats enough that police and courts are involved.

Bet you can guess whose side the publisher took.

pst314

Bet you can guess whose side the publisher took.

I have noticed a recent uptick in previously-sane* people going full Antifa in their rhetoric.

* Or at least apparently sane.

ccscientist

previously-sane: we are monkeys howling in the trees. Madness is contagious. It leads to pogroms, revolutions, The Terror.

WTP

previously-sane: we are monkeys howling in the trees. Madness is contagious. It leads to pogroms, revolutions, The Terror.

I feared this decades ago. We have entered the new Tower of Babel where the meaning of words has been so corrupted that sentences can have completely opposite meanings based on the politics of the speaker. A former classmate and now teacher posted the following:

You know there's a problem in education when the rules for entering a dog park are stricter than the requirements to become a teacher
Now not noticing who said that, I nearly gave it a 'like'. But once I noticed who posted it, it was clear to me that she was objecting to the BS restrictions for teaching "certificates" being removed such that people far, far more qualified than teachers could have a shot at these jobs that teachers have essentially carved out exclusively for themselves. Regardless of how horribly weak those licensing and certification requirements, so-called, may be.

Daniel Ream

Bet you can guess whose side the publisher took.

I am familiar with Mr. Pardoe's early gaming work, although not his politics. The only thing that surprised me in that article was that there was a "right-wing" conservative in the tabletop games industry.

There's a reason I've exited that hobby.

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