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Friday Ephemera

Spot the error. || The thrill of beavers. (h/t, Elephants Gerald) || Bold statement. || Baggage of note. (h/t, Ben) || New job. || Not yet junk. || Incoming. || Needles and a bag of shit. || Assorted things, close up. || Reviews of U.S. national parks, presented as catchy posters. || Assorted historical photos, from adhesive bras and polar bear mascots to the making of Godzilla, 1954. (h/t, Things) || Dad skills. || A little anxiety. || She’s “an avian-human hybrid” and she wants you to memorise her pronouns. || I was previously unfamiliar with the breast paradox. || Women’s football match interrupted by something more interesting. || And finally, for a moment there, I wasn’t quite sure what it was he was making.

Comments

Joe Ego

Spot the error.

Textbook schadenfreude -- so much laughter on my part, so much pain (and some pieces) on his part. I definitely won't take any pleasure from seeing the "after" photos from his visit to the hospital.

pst314

Not yet junk.

Sigh. I had some fans that still worked perfectly after 60-70 years. They just don't make 'em like they used to.

pst314

Reviews of U.S. national parks, presented as catchy posters.

Reviews by Calvin when he was older?

pst314

Spot the error.

Did you notice the name of that Twitter account?

molly

Avian-human hybrids reminds me of Robert Altman's film Brewster McCloud, a film whose premise sounds romantic but ends up being quite creepy and disturbing (spoiler here).

pst314

the breast paradox

This will require much careful study.

pst314

Women’s football match interrupted by something more interesting.

[ Ponders trying that ploy. ]

pst314

Cthulhu or Dr. Zoidberg?

pst314

Salvador Dali in Zimbabwe?

pst314

What percent of slum dwellers are not criminals?

Captain Nemo

The Lionel Richie/KISS mash-up you never knew you needed:

https://twitter.com/danceyrselfdean/status/1541963831424999425

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Adhesive bras

Previously I pointed out that human breasts were not perfect hemispheres. However, neither are they perfect cones, which leads me to believe Mr. Langs had no first hand experience with them.

Steve E

adhesive bras

I'm betting he tried this scam before "fitting" his bras.

Steve E

Women’s football match interrupted by something more interesting.

Anything is more interesting than women's football.

Just like Toledo, Ohio. They've got entertainment to dazzle your eyes go visit the bakery and watch the buns rise.

asiaseen

A new word for me today ptosis

To be used with discretion...

Ray

Adhesive bras

Worn under backless evening frocks, thus defeating the whole purpose of a garment meant to demonstrate that the wearer's breasts need no support. Also worn by actresses supposedly topless viewed from behind.

They'll never catch on.

Karen M

Needles and a bag of shit.

Bad place to wear flip-flops.

John D

A little anxiety.

Okay, that was stressful.

JuliaM

"Reviews of U.S. national parks, presented as catchy posters."

Oh, my, that's sublime!

David

Morning, all.

The Lionel Richie/KISS mash-up you never knew you needed

Oh, that’s nicely done.

Okay, that was stressful.

[ Places phone on satin cushion, carefully removes stray particle of dust. ]

David

Oh, and another racist, sub-literate “equity” advisor.

Mr Rodriguez hasn’t yet mastered basic grammar, or indeed coherent thinking, but he does know that the secret to career advancement is to insult parents and to disdain white people at every opportunity.

Children in the district of Columbia’s public schools are so lucky to have him.

David

More dad skills.

Princess Cutekitten

K-mart used to have the best fans. I have a bunch of them, up to 45 years old and still work.

When the revolution comes, I want that guy who bought and destroyed K-mart to be the first one on the train to Siberia.

Liz

Bold statement.

👀 How do you even get to be that shape?

Ted S., Catskill Mtns, NY, USA

Bold statement.

It's a rejected outfit from the movie Mahogany.

Sean

for a moment there, I wasn’t quite sure what it was he was making.

At the 12 second mark…

David

Speaking of bold wardrobe solutions.

John

Bold wardrobe solutions

This person is more usually be be found online extolling the virtues of “pup sex” as evidenced by many lurid photos.

Rarely can so many boxes have been triumphantly ticked by a single hiring. Dr Rachel Levine, the 4 star admiral who looks like Penn Jillette in the year 2030, appears normal by comparison.

David

Rarely can so many boxes have been triumphantly ticked by a single hiring.

Well, I don’t know about the “pup sex” thing - I haven’t seen - but it must be quite strange, possibly demoralising, to share an office with this person and to be obliged to pretend that nothing is amiss.

Burnsie

If there's a breast paradox, then there's gotta be a butt paradox, too.

I demand answers.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

This young miss is exhausted after a day of work.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I demand answers.

That is because you weren't properly educated.

Sam Duncan

“The thrill of beavers.”

Ditto. (It's kind of SimCity with water management. And rodents.)

“Reviews of U.S. national parks, presented as catchy posters.”

There are bugs and they will bite you on the face.

Where's the “Rate this review as useful” button?

TimT

This person identifies as a bird and uses ey/em/eir pronouns because birds don’t inherently have a gender

Birds are very, very obviously sexed. Has 'Camryn' spent any time around birds at all? (And who's 'Avery'? Is this a parody?)

ccscientist

Breast paradox: there is indeed a butt paradox, as Burnsie asks. No other mammal has females with such gorgeous butts. Why? Turns out there is actually an answer: A fatty acid crucial to brain development in the fetus is stored in the butt. So in a Darwinian sense, a cheerful butt means smart babies.

Incidentally, I've noticed that the heart shape for valentine's day is a perfect replica of a woman's rear end. It looks nothing like a heart. This is also the real reason why men let women go through doors first.

David

Also from the historical photos archive, some unhappy food adverts.

Note the newborn-baby-in-cellophane, and the butter-bare-buttocks combo.

Horace Dunn

The avian-human hybrid lady advises us on how best to pick up her preferred pronoun use: “…so the best way I think to practice is to write out … a couple of short sentences…”

I wonder if anyone likes her enough to tell her that she's not quite fascinating and attractive enough to expect people to practice as a condition of her friendship.

sk60

and the butter-bare-buttocks combo.

"It's better with butter"

Jim Whyte

Did you notice it's the ref and the Chilenas giving out the tummy rubs? I think Bonzo was lucky the Venezolanas didn't invite him back home for a barbecue.

Since we're on the subject of barbecues, that Georgian Outlier in the scatterplot is easily explained away - large posteriors are not something you have to search the web for if you spend any time at barbecue places.

David

“It’s better with butter”

[ Rummages under bar for bigger, more ostentatious pair of spectacles. Peers over them. ]

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I've noticed that the heart shape for valentine's day is a perfect replica of a woman's rear end.

I take it you didn't see David's 3rd link...

pst314

I've noticed that the heart shape for valentine's day is a perfect replica of a woman's rear end.

I'll wait for a historical study of the development of the Valentine's Day heart shape: Other origins seem possible.

WTP

This young miss is exhausted after a day of work.

That's gotta be a troll. And in no way is she in "tech", she's excited about starting a marketing job.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Other origins seem possible.

I'll go with crappy medieval anatomists and sacred heart renderings. Take out the flaming aorta and there it is...

David

Anything is more interesting than women’s football.

I’m by no means an expert on the sport, but even I can see a marked difference in the speed of play, and in the level of skill. I’m actually a little surprised there’s any audience at all for women’s football. I mean, it’s like actual football, but much worse.

Friendly dogs, on the other hand, are hard to resist.

anon a mouse

Unhappy food adverts are still worth us... Kellogg cereal anyone?

Burnsie

Turns out there is actually an answer: A fatty acid crucial to brain development in the fetus is stored in the butt. So in a Darwinian sense, a cheerful butt means smart babies.

The things you learn here. And delicious bar snacks, too!

pst314

And delicious bar snacks, too!

[ Orders even more absurdly large spectacles from Amazon. Peers over them. ]

WTP

but even I can see a marked difference in the speed of play, and in the level of skill.

I get anxiety watching them slooooowly get to the ball. I can't help the feeling that the defender will get to it well before the "controlling" team. There's not enough scoring in soccer as it is. Though AIUI women's goals per game are ever so slightly higher than men's when teams are evenly matched.

Darleen

Well said ...

This is the heart of the liberal worldview on race. White people do things. Black people have things done to them. White people act with agency and self-determination. Black people receive pity and benevolence. White people are responsible for the sins of their grandfathers. Black people have no responsibility for the sins of our sons. A smirking white teen is the epitome of white rage and privilege. A black teen who carjacks someone is the victim of failed systems.

asiaseen

"It's better with butter"

Shades of Last Tango in Paris

Princess Cutekitten

The bird lady: well, she does have that AWFL (Affluent White Female Liberal) quacking manner of talking. 🦆. She should identify as a duck.

I still think people like this are merely having fun seeing how much their acquaintances will put up with. I was ahead of my time when I was a cat for a week. (I was 3 or 4–my parents and brother said “That’s nice.”)

Princess Cutekitten

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/toronto-cops-look-for-bearded-woman-transgender/

You know, Rod emphasized the funny side of this, but it might not be so funny if the person is in danger, or dangerous, and people who may have spotted “her” are confused and don’t report.

Darleen

The progressive retail experience 436.

Steve E

and in the level of skill.

You can see more skill and speed on display at any local soccer pitch at the boys midget (16-years-old)level. It's been reported that women's national teams lose to elite 16-year-old boys teams.

Sam Duncan

“This is also the real reason why men let women go through doors first.”

You're also less likely to get slapped in the face for ogling a woman's backside. Well, not by the woman you're ogling, at any rate...

“Other origins seem possible.”

I think it was the comedian Sue Perkins, who is of the Sapphic persuasion, who pointed out that it bears an even cruder resemblance. In some cases. I, er... think I'll just leave it at that, eh?

“Also from the historical photos archive, some unhappy food adverts.”

I can't help thinking of the classic Viz parody: “They're happy because they eat LARD”. (Link to T-shirt because I can't find a legit link to the original. It would appear some of the younger generation are labouring under the impression that it's genuine, bless 'em.)

“Well said ...”

Spot-on. It's horrifically racist. But somehow okay because Lefties.

His dissenting opinion in the Grutter v. Bollinger affirmative action case begins by quoting Frederick Douglass’ response to abolitionists who wanted to know what should be done with free black people after emancipation.

An imortant point, that's often forgotten (or deliberately swept under the carpet): the Democrats claimed to oppose abolition on the grounds of compassion. How dare the heartless Republicans turn these poor innocents out into the harsh, dog-eat-dog world of the white man? The plantation owners are giving them food and shelter! How can they be expected to fend for themselves? Don't their lives matter to you?

The attitude really hasn't changed much.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

To those in The Great White North, happy Canada Day.

Make sure you wear black bloc, antifa, or "pride" gear so the fines don't apply...

Farnsworth M Muldoon

A fatty acid crucial to brain development in the fetus is stored in the butt. So in a Darwinian sense, a cheerful butt means smart babies.

So the mother of veritable Einsteins then?

pst314

I think it was the comedian Sue Perkins, who is of the Sapphic persuasion, who pointed out that it bears an even cruder resemblance.

I first heard that back in the 80's. This "fact" was always stated with the supreme confidence that we now associate with Facebook commenters.

pst314

To those in The Great White North, happy Canada Day.

Do your part to build cross-border comity: Walk up to Canadians and congratulate them on being America's upstairs neighbor.

semi retired conservative

To those in The Great White North, happy Canada Day.

I love the fact that the environs around the House of Elites in Ottawa are now being referred to by some wags as "Tiananmen Hill"

Daniel Ream

And in no way is she in "tech", she's excited about starting a marketing job

She works at LinkedIn, which is a social network company. Nearly all social network companies are way past their "difficult engineering" phase, which means all the real engineers have left.

I still think people like this are merely having fun seeing how much their acquaintances will put up with

The term of art is "shit test".

it might not be so funny if the person is in danger, or dangerous, and people who may have spotted “her” are confused and don’t report

The term of art is "demoralization".

now being referred to by some wags as "Tiananmen Hill"

We have security checkpoints for Dominion Day now.

WTP

Nearly all social network companies are way past their "difficult engineering" phase, which means all the real engineers have left.
Heh. Yeah, the difficult engineering thing...First of all there was no real "engineering" to begin with except at the network/volume/hardware levels...sometimes if even that. Though the other charlatans may call themselves "engineers". The real world software development process for most new products, social network or not:


1) Startup guys make assumptions about where things are going to go and build for THAT future
2) THAT future never happens because things go in a different direction than assumed. Every. Damn. Time.
3) Startup guys now long gone 'cause start-ups gotta start-up.
4) New hires, along with those who stayed around, are stuck with:
4A) Design decisions whose assumptions didn't play out
4B) Third party tools and platforms that didn't age gracefully, for many of those same sort of design reasons
4C) Shoehorning new technologies into old tech interfaces
4D) Young guns who, much like the startup guys, are distracted by the latest bright shiny new tech, whether it's cost effective or not
4E) Tighter budgets because the natural maturing of a product draws penny pinching accountants like flies to sh*t.
4F) User interface designs that are clunky, whether true or just perceived, and now must change...without upsetting existing user community.
4 ad infinitum)....

Daniel Ream

First of all there was no real "engineering" to begin with

Please stop embarrassing yourself. Stoll's Syndrome is real and help is available.

Pooklord

Has anyone seen this woman?

David

Jordan Peterson on his ongoing Twitter suspension, an event mentioned here recently.

Steve E

Walk up to Canadians and congratulate them on being America's upstairs neighbor.

Actually, I met a young American man in my local LCBO (government run liquour store) who asked me for my advice on Canadian Whisky (please note no "e" like Scotch Whisky). He was very nice and apparently very excited to be celebrating his first Canada Day. He was certainly more excited than I was.

Pooklord

Oops. Princess, I didn't see you had already posted. Great minds think alike, and all that. :-)

pst314

More on trans activists and child molesters. Without following the link, this reminds me of those disturbing revelations about Alfred Kinsey.

anon a mouse

"It's better with butter...
Shades of Last Tango in Paris"

Hmm. Someone else take a crack at that?

*ducks*

pst314

[ Searches Amazon for 'Hamster Urine Super Soaker'. ]

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Speaking of bold wardrobe solutions.

You lot are being to hard on the guy, is a truly Deep Thinker™.

pst314

Still searching Amazon.

pst314

You lot are being to hard on the guy, is a truly Deep Thinker™.

[ Abandons search for Super Soaker. Begins search for dunk tank. ]

JML

You can see more skill and speed on display at any local soccer pitch at the boys midget (16-years-old)level. It's been reported that women's national teams lose to elite 16-year-old boys teams.

Indeed. A few years ago the Matildas (Australia's national female soccer team) were defeated by the Newcastle Jets under-15 boys team 7-0.

John

A shame the Newcastle Jets under-15 boys never had the chance to match up against the FC Dallas under-15 boys (who soundly thrashed the US women’s National team).

The entire woman’s game has refrained from any subsequent self-inflicted humiliations. Pity, we could always do with a good laugh.

David

She wants to show you her hair.

a different james

You can see more skill and speed on display at any local soccer pitch at the boys midget (16-years-old)level. It's been reported that women's national teams lose to elite 16-year-old boys teams

It's a rule of thumb for team sports involving a ball- decent team of 15 year old boys will beat an elite womens team.

I don't say that disparagingly of women's sport- I spent several very enjoyable years coaching my daughter's team, as girls and then women.

I still occasionally watch women's teams (not in soccer- not mad on the game) but not under the illusion that this is equivalent to that sport played men.

It's just biology.

Vive la difference.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

She wants to show you her hair.

Great googly moogly, "Trauma holder, age slider". All this time I though an age slider was a week old White Castle. Is there no end of their making shit up?

Age sliding is when the age that a headmate feels or behaves as changes over time. Some age sliders have a static age that they slide up or down from, and others do not. Age sliders will often have a specific range that they slide between and can be large or small.[1][2]

Do follow the links at the the link above to go down a rat hole of inanity, e.g., agehazy.

A headmate [be sure to look that one up!] that is agehazy has an experience of their own age that is indistinct or 'hazy'. An agehazy headmate's age may fall within an approximate range or be entirely unclear, or they may not relate to the concept of age at all.

That is some fine frontier gibberish.

Personally I am pissed because there is no stripe on the goofball flag for them yet. Pure sliderophobia.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I went down the rat hole.

Headmate

An alter is the medical term for a headmate...

Later that same day...

While the term alter is not mentioned in the DSM-5[1], it does contain the criterion of multiple personality states being present in one with dissociative identity disorder...Headmate, pluran, sysmate, and system member are all words used with the same meaning as alter, without the psychiatric contexts.

According to the "Pluralpedia", "Alter is often a synonym for headmate," so an alter can be a headmate, unless the alter needs a shrink. Got it. So how do the know ?

It is up to a specific system to decide whatever terminology they prefer.

Silly me, I thought it might require a professional instead of a subliterate trying to read the DSM 5. Good news, though, the traumagenics have many flags". One for each "alter", I guess.

asiaseen

a truly Deep Thinker™./i

He couldn't more shit immersed head down in a septic tank

asiaseen


oh dear

asiaseen

OK my head is deep in the pool of hamster urine
I hope

anon a mouse

"Headmate"?
That's nothing new...
Where's the head mate?

*ducks again*

pst314

There's nothing like an html error to teach humility. 🙄

WTP

Please stop embarrassing yourself. Stoll's Syndrome is real and help is available.

Yeah...yeah...Maybe it's the cactus in my ass (was it "in" or "up"?...I forget) but I'm not following how what I related in regard to the realities of developing software in an environment of ever changing and often never established specifications relates to a quasi-luddite argument that the internet was just a flash in the pan...or something. Not that the guy didn't have some point that people do need to go outside and live real lives.

ccscientist

ageslider: no one feels their age. What does that even mean? Most people do not feel older as they age. Inside we are still 25 or 40 or whatever. Unless we did too much yard work and then wake up feeling 80. There is however a problem out there of people never growing up, never acting responsible. Being a parent but needing parenting.
As to multiple personalities, I think many cases (most?) are overly dramatic and give names to their different moods and elaborate these into persons. They are play-acting.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I think many cases (most?) are overly dramatic and give names to their different moods and elaborate these into persons. They are play-acting.

Change "many" and "most" to "virtually all" and you are spot on.

192 terms for "origin" of their "DID".

Endogenic is an umbrella term that refers to all systems that are not completely traumagenic in origin...The creation of this term can be found on this Tumblr blog...as purposely created headmates like tulpas...

Tumblr, you say? My surprise is overwhelming.

Tulpamancy is the art of purposefully creating headmates through various techniques. A headmate created in this way is called a "tulpa". A tulpamancer is a practitioner of tulpamancy.

Various techniques - I am guessing that means "emulating other soulless gits on Tik Tok",but I am not a Tumblr psychoanalyst, so I could be wrong.

ccscientist

One way to see what % of multiple personality cases are self-created is to compare before and after widespread media (including self-help books in the 80s-90s). Just like the massive increase in teen girls declaring that they are trans. Mass delusions.

anon a mouse

"Tulpamancy"

Hmm. Add a "u" and it's Dutchy.

pst314

"Tulpamancy"

Hmm. Add a "u" and it's Dutchy.

--And should remind us of the (in)famous Tulip Mania.

pst314

Run for your lives!

Steve E

Run for your lives!

What? You've never seen a Chernobyl deer before?

WTP

You lot are being to hard on the guy, is a truly Deep Thinker™.

Brinton graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in nuclear engineering and vocal music. They have a dual Master of Science degree in nuclear engineering, technology and policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Bigots.

pst314

WTF is this?

ccscientist

backhoe and fireworks: chinese gov I think trying to tear this guy's house down and he is fighting back with fireworks. Backhoe backs into a hole.

pst314

ccscientist: Thanks.

pst314

Live not by lies.

In the long run Twitter will be remembered, as Torquemada is, for the inquisition rather than any redeeming virtue.

lan

https://twitter.com/Wtfportland1/status/1543012260330672128

Restrained and civilized insofar as neither of them got a deserved punch in the nose.

The heroine no doubt adept at discerning the slightest dogwhistle of Hate among whites, no doubt ready to share a teachable moment about trenchant language being a sign of closed minds and a precursor of conflict, but will she draw any conclusions from the explicit anti-white hate expressed by the Mexican, or whatever he is?

Does this sort of experience make her revise her conviction that the contradictions and tensions of a multiracial state can be managed by enlightened schoolmarming, by making Brad and Becky wait their turn and coaxing Jose and Latisha to speak up but in indoor voices?

With all of her education in intercultural sensitivities, when will it dawn on her that the white schoolmarm tone is very badly received in other cultures? It's an irritation and a provocation to everybody, but non-white men aren't socialized to put up with it like white men are, and non-white minorities have the demographic wind in their favor not to need the mentorship of these busybodies like they used to.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Bigots.

I know, right, advanced degrees make you smaaart, totally immune to woo, and qualified to be in any government position.

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