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Friday Ephemera

Guess he needed some attention around the back end. || He does this better than you do. || Not unstylish sea beastie. || Autonomous, unmanned beverage and snack car. || What do you keep in your drawers? || Delivery detected. || Why dogs don’t rule the… oh. (h/t, Perry) || Greetings, human. || Greenery of note. || Gothic mansion, Lancashire, needs a little work. || Kraftwerk being Kraftwerk, 1982. || Classy funeral do. || What concerns me, though, is the lack of toilet paper. || Middle-school teacher needs your help. || And in mining museum news. || Nightmare scenario. || Jar contents of note. || Meaty scenes. || Tokyo, 1935. || He’s “validating” himself. Other terms are available. || It’s like a Rorschach test. || At last, a flamethrower for kids. || And finally, his telekinetic shield proved somewhat inadequate.

Comments

pst314

Antifa house band?

pst314

When you take too many drugs and the walls start closing in.

pst314

Will my gratuitous denigration of cucumber sandwiches get me detained on my next visit to the UK?

pst314

Urban sniper.

pst314

How to win a gunfight with a catgirl.

pst314

This is how social media degenerate into dysfunctionality and uselessness

pst314

Tokyo, 1935

I was born in a city on one of the Great Lakes. Fishing boats of that size were still a thing in the 1940's.

pst314

Would it be "impolite" to wave shocking videos like these in the faces of defund-the-police liberals?

TimT

Jar contents of note

Ah, a return to the good old days

Because of its ammonium content, lant was most commonly used for floor cleaning and laundry. According to early housekeeping guides, bedpans would be collected by one of the younger male servants and put away to ferment to a mild caustic before use.

In larger cottage industries, lant was used in wool-processing[3] and as a source of saltpeter for gunpowder. In times of urgent need and in districts where these were the chief industries, the whole town was expected to contribute to its supply.

asiaseen

Tortoise enema?

Steve E

Gothic mansion, Lancashire, needs a little work.

Can't be as much work as fixing the 4,000 holes in Blackburn.

WTP

It’s like a Rorschach test.

Is Richard Cranium from Thrace?

JuliaM

"Greenery of note."

Here in the parched south of England, we can only dream of such colour...

Joan

Middle-school teacher needs your help.

Sounds like the kids are smarter than the teacher.

sH2

He’s “validating” himself. Other terms are available.

Offer of a teaching job in 3... 2...

David

Morning, all.

Offer of a teaching job in 3... 2...

The desire to mention the ages of the girls is not, I think, trivial and it’s worth noting that among dysmorphic men, the terms “validation” and “gender euphoria” are often euphemisms for arousal.

I’m sure the girls, and their parents, would have been thrilled.

David

Here in the parched south of England, we can only dream of such colour...

[ Looks out of window, watches downpour. ]

Jen

Nightmare scenario.

No. Just no.

David

No. Just no.

Indeed. I’m not a great enthusiast of tinned tomatoes anyway, but the smothering of mashed potatoes with the stuff is just a moral outrage.

[ Starts making placards, organising protest. ]

David

“It don’t make sense,” she says.

H

“It don’t make sense,” she says.

She seems nice.

David

She seems nice.

Ms Reb Raconte – pronouns “he/she/they” – seems to believe that cleverness can be achieved by saying stupid things very quickly.

Stephanie Richer

With the proliferation of tortoises this week, it's only fair I share this:

https://vimeo.com/588359325/09837b605a

I make no apologies. Love is love.

Stephanie Richer

“It don’t make sense,” she says.

I am expecting June to become the month of clashing ideologies, now that Pride has competition with Juneteenth. What is a corporate marketing department to do?

David

it’s only fair I share this

I did raise an eyebrow at the arrival of a third party.

David

Something to consider.

David

AMAB or AFAB?

John

Something to consider.

3 questions

1. Is “clementine” the young girls father?
2. If not do they have a father?
3. If the answer to 2 is yes then why is “clementine” still walking (or even breathing)?

Actually any half-decent mother would step up to the plate. But this is in Washington.

pst314

Something to consider.

Yes. We are indeed talking about very bad people. Not well-meaning citizens at all. It's troubling to think just how many "smart" people buy into this evil madness.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

It’s like a Rorschach test.

Only in these days of troubled times. Historically the Thracians only wore them during the Second Anatolian War when they attacked Lesbos.

AMAB or AFAB?

GNC men and women will be harmed the most by any toilet rules.

Once again, no description or evidence of "harm", yet another word beaten into meaninglessness.

Min

Delivery detected.

I kept thinking how hideous the sofa was.

Rafi

Ms Reb Raconte – pronouns “he/she/they” – seems to believe that cleverness can be achieved by saying stupid things very quickly.

LOL. That.

ccscientist

Tortoise: I think we assume reptiles are dumb because they have no facial expressions or vocalizations. Even a cow can let you know how it feels. But they aren't that dumb.

asiaseen

Love is love

Did the earth move?

Historically the Thracians only wore them during the Second Anatolian War when they attacked Lesbos.

Making it clear which side they were on, presumably.

ccscientist

Tortoise love: but was it consensual?
"it don't make sense": with all the work needed to maintain the oppression around here, I am simply exhausted. Barely time to scratch my wypeepo ass.
In my entire life, I have seen a handful of trans. I have certainly never been in a position to oppress them. As to "nonbinary", I must hang out in the right places because have never met one. I must be oppressing them remotely with the check I send to the "oppress everyone and uphold the gender binary" foundation.

ccscientist

Sofa delivery: it would have been cheaper to have it manufactured in their apt.

WTP

Sofa delivery: it would have been cheaper to have it manufactured in their apt.

The thing is, yes it's big but it's not huge. That looks like a fairly new and very expensive building in a fairly upscale area. How do they not have a freight elevator that can accommodate it? Is this routine? Maybe someone decided that it would be cheaper to hire a crane to do these things rather than put in a proper lift? It appears to be in an arid climate so rain may not be a factor.

As for "Clementine", the YMCA has officially seen its last dime from me.

Martin D

And finally, his telekinetic shield proved somewhat inadequate.

I'll put £50 on the other guy.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Making it clear which side they were on, presumably.

That, and the origin of the term "charge headlong".

anon a mouse

"Is “clementine” the young girls father?"

Darling?

*ducks*

aelfheld
Will my gratuitous denigration of cucumber sandwiches get me detained on my next visit to the UK?

Sounds like a scheme to entice people to denigrate, vilify, and develop an extreme hatred of Britain.

More & more the Tories seem intent on preserving nothing but their emoluments.

ComputerLabRat

AMAB or AFAB?

Do I understand this right that they just renamed the Gents and Ladies doors with woke gender garble acronyms, but still require the actual biology to determine who uses each, regardless what the owners think in their heads or have cut off or sewn on their bodies? Because I could have sworn it said trans women should use the AMAB, which is just the relabeled Mens Room.

On a side note, I am sad to see the old Typepad profile pic changed from the knob labeled Blow Hardest, Hard, Stop. I remember that being on the blog itself (I missed the original dust beneath my paws masthead, although now the Guild of Evil references make more sense.)

ccscientist

AMAB or AFAB: the bathroom and lockerroom thing reminds me that the same lefty women who get the vapors if men whistle at them on the street are afraid to object to men in their showers. Cowards.

David

A backup on the Moon.

anon a mouse

A backup on the Moon.

So, "whitey's on the Moon" again? Ah well...

- and what's an AMAFAB? ABBA fan?

SMH

Another Calgary Marc

It's that kind of Friday, so....

|| What do you keep in your drawers?

Big bag of "nope".

|| Greetings, human.

I admit, I think I might scream out if I saw that at 35000 feet...

|| Gothic mansion, Lancashire, needs a little work.

Honestly, if I had the money....

|| Middle-school teacher needs your help.

I don't think it's our help she needs....

|| Nightmare scenario.

I don't judge. Usually.

|| Meaty scenes.

To prevent this from fixating in my memory, I have to imagine those Pacific islanders of yore looking at this and thinking, "That's a really big stew pot!"

|| Tokyo, 1935.

These are cool to see, but the added soundtracks always throw me off.

|| He’s “validating” himself. Other terms are available.

No one else would.

|| It’s like a Rorschach test.

Presumably, all failed. Should probably have been coloured purple. The comment about the white plumes was the tread-winner, though.

|| And finally, his telekinetic shield proved somewhat inadequate.

The karmic-balance readjustment in these things always generates a small smirk on my lips. These are the people who willingly buy ocean-front property in Arizona.

A backup on the Moon.

Why, tho?

Love is love:

When I was about ten years old, our family went to a zoo at which there were giant turtles (Honolulu Zoo, I think, but it might have been one in Canada). We saw a pair of them, um, back-scratching like this. My brother and I joked about it constantly for some time afterward. The loud, slow grunting echoes in my ears to this day and haunted me for years. I'm still unsure if it scarred me for life, and it's been well over 30 years.

pst314

Just a tiny oversight.

asiaseen

A backup on the Moon.

A technical question. If there has been a cataclysmic event on Earth wiping out all, or nearly all life who will be available to go to the moon to re-stock and how will they get there and back?

asiaseen

The soul-searing decisions in life:

the hardest part of being trans is choosing the emoji to cover my bits

https://twitter.com/Aoife_Bee_/status/1555353471121072132?cn=ZmxleGlibGVfcmVjcw%3D%3D&refsrc=email

Technically SFW but viewer caution advised

ccscientist

gothic mansion: this is the image I conjure whenever I hear "handyman special"

Farnsworth M Muldoon

the hardest part of being trans is choosing the emoji to cover my bits
I have a better one...

pst314

Are we having fun yet?

Pooklord

Mr. Scientist
the same lefty women who get the vapors if men whistle at them on the street are afraid to object to men in their showers.

I think they are more afraid of social stigma than molestation. Likewise, complaining about uncouth males in the street will, if anything, garner approbation.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Social distancing for monkeypox.

WTP

Social distancing for monkeypox.

So they are saying virtual sex or keeping your clothes on actually "reduces" the risk. I did not know that. Wow. I mean, who would have thought? Am I the only one surprised to hear this?

Dawei

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

David

“Breaking taboos,” they say.

David

Memory lane.

Captain Nemo

Memory lane.

Imagine my shock.

David

Imagine my shock.

So, having shrieked and flailed her hefty arms in order to prevent discussions taking place, and having gleefully thwarted people who’d travelled to take part in those discussions, and having been reduced to wheezing by a combination of obesity and hysterical exertion, Ms Segal may soon be scolding the credulous about how borders and law enforcement are “capitalist violence.” And about how the obesity that reduced her to wheezing is the fault of “colonial occupation” and the existence of a market economy.

The brightest and best, you know.

Captain Nemo

The brightest and best, you know.

She'll fit right in. Assuming the doors are wide enough, that is.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Speaking of the best and brightest, their genius knows no bounds.

In LA (of course) the city council comes up with an idea to solve the street bum homeless problem that is totally without potential downsides.

John

Completely off-topic

Judith Durham of The Seekers passed away this morning.

RIP, a truly beautiful voice.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

A better and more complete story of Beavis and Butthead do a robbery.

asiaseen

LA homeless hotel "solution"

Unite Here Local 11, a progressive union representing 32,000 hospitality workers persuades its members to destroy their jobs.

pst314

In LA (of course) the city council comes up with an idea to solve the street bum homeless problem that is totally without potential downsides.

The mandatory nature of the proposal is particularly intriguing: The hotel owners would be required to accept "homeless" people.
Wouldn't it be better to require each of those union people to take in a dozen "homeless" drug addicts and felons?

asiaseen

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes

And what's the betting the police will charge the store owner for assault with a deadly weapon?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

The bald with sideburns look on women is tight.

Meanwhile, the Yorkshire Kardashians.

ccscientist

Hotels take in homeless: and of course the hotel owners would be liable for anything that might happen. At the same time, the same cities make it increasingly difficult and expensive to build housing. They add amenities that a home must have, it must have more sq ft per person, now they want to mandate solar panels on all new construction, and if building apts they mandate that you reserve some for low income (ie a tax on your paying units). LA county for years waged war on trailer parks and small, old houses at the edge of town (not pleasing to the eye). They have laws in CA that anyone can sue to stop new construction on the flimsiest of bases (or none) so Unions sue if you hire non-union, neighbors sue who don't want apts built, etc. It can take years and $ to get permits. But the lack of housing remains a mystery that they cannot unravel.

Trigglypuff: part of our problem is universities creating "studies" programs. All university degrees initially were for the purpose of some profession. You studied medicine or law or engineering (when that came along). Gentlemen could get a liberal arts degree and go back to their estate. Now, too many are getting useless degrees or a degree in grievance-mongering. Set up to be malcontents.

David

The bald with sideburns look on women is tight.

This chap.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

This chap...

♫♪...is like a melody...♫♪

David

♫♪...is like a melody...♫♪

But remember, the words autogynephile, fetish and mental health issue must not be uttered. The delight in rope-burn marks is just part of his womanly identity.

pst314

"None of the fatalities suffered during the fire were due to smoke inhalation, burns, or any other form of direct contact with the fire itself; all of them were attributed to alcohol poisoning."

Darleen

In LA (of course) the city council comes up with an idea to solve the street bum homeless problem that is totally without potential downsides.

LA City council punts.

The Los Angeles City Council rejected a proposal Friday morning that would force hotels to report vacant rooms, by 2 p.m. daily, so homeless people can use government vouchers to stay in them. (snip)

The City Council was tasked today with voting either to adopt the proposed initiative ordinance, without alteration, or to adopt the ballot resolution to submit the proposed initiative ordinance, without alteration, for a public vote in the March 5, 2024 election

The City Council voted 11-1 in favor of the latter.

Not that the radical Left in Los Angeles are going to allow voters to reject their ordinance. It is filled with a lot of goodies because it isn't aimed at "emergency housing" but in making it impossible to open any new hotels at all.
A hotel development project of 15 or more rooms would be required to replace demolished or converted housing with an equivalent amount of affordable housing at or near the project site.

Additionally, the ordinance would establish special police permit requirements for hotels, and a hotel would need to meet specified standards, including compliance with wage theft and employment laws, to obtain a permit and avoid disciplinary action.

“LA needs more affordable homes, not more luxury hotels,” said Kurt Petersen, Co-President of UNITE HERE Local 11, after Friday’s vote.

pst314

Crazy people are dangerous.

[+]

The delight in rope-burn marks is just part of his womanly identity.

Meanwhile on Twitter...

https://twitter.com/JamesSharmanGY/status/1555683838092795906

Darleen

The new normal in Los Angeles (a thread).

And these are the people the Wokeistanians want to force hotels to house in empty rooms next to paying guests.

WTP

and if building apts they mandate that you reserve some for low income (ie a tax on your paying units)

But none dares calls it communism. Or as Darleen points out, the ultimate effect is to stop new construction entirely. It's not so much the financial tax on your paying units as it is the impact this will have on your ability to ever rent/sell those units for anything near a viable profit. So government-manufactured housing crisis deepens providing even more "justification" for the government to step in and control those units. See, the commies have gotten a little smart here. Similar to what Brandon has done with oil permits and leases and such, give the dumbass citizens (especially the "smart" ones) a target to blame so that they clamor for their government daddy/god to fix it all for them. I know a good number of the kinds of dumbasses this would appeal to. I've worked with them launching rockets and building military logistics systems. Some were even my bosses. Quite a few are even conservatives..."conservatives" who would scoff at the very idea that any of this could possibly lead to communism.

pst314

Quite a few are even conservatives..."conservatives" who would scoff at the very idea that any of this could possibly lead to communism.

I also have known "conservatives" of that sort.

John

WTP

Is this something new in the US? Here in the UK new build estate regulations require that the builders provide a certain quota of social housing/affordable homes.

A typical development will involve 25% of the total number of units falling into this category. Unless this concession is made at the planning application stage permission to proceed is most unlikely to be granted. This is nothing new, I am aware of examples dating back to the late 1980’s.

Darleen

I know a good number of the kinds of dumbasses this would appeal to

I know Twit is not most people, but it is frightening to see the response to FJB's Income Reduction Act's plan to shove $80 billion to the IRS and double the number of agents as "no worries, just don't cheat on your taxes and everything will be just fine."

I'm agog. Especially when even an ENROLLED AGENT is shoveling that equine excrement. Excellent response here.

Darleen

This is nothing new

Maybe in some urban markets like New York City, but this taking of private property in order to be allowed to develop has never been widespread in the US at all.

WTP

Maybe in some urban markets like New York City, but this taking of private property in order to be allowed to develop has never been widespread in the US at all.

I seem to recall that back in the 80's Santa Monica imposed a requirement that new building permits would require some other improvements, like playgrounds or parks or schools or such to be built by the developer. I do not recall anything like this specifically, however. Though I have heard about some section-8 requirements that I believe were implemented/imposed as part of the 2008 housing crash "resolutions". But I thought that was based on qualifying for the bailouts.

pst314

Maybe in some urban markets like New York City, but this taking of private property in order to be allowed to develop has never been widespread in the US at all.

I have seen a few reports of such takings, all in large cities run by liberals.
And don't forget the program that Barack Obama launched, to force peaceful quiet communities to accept special section-8 housing developments--because "justice" demands that every neighborhood have its "fair share" of dysfunctional people.

ccscientist

LA doesn't need more luxury hotels? Where do they think jobs come from? Of course, jobs just fall from the sky...while they are busy shutting business down. "wage theft" my ass.

ccscientist

"low income housing" in this case means the developer creates housing and sells it way below his cost, because it can't actually be "low income housing", that would be gauche. This has mostly been a CA and NYC thing. They imagine that everyone makes six figure salaries, like themselves.
IRS: as someone pointed out, they can't do their job as it is. In 3 of the past 4 years, they sent me a letter that I owed money, but they had not registered a check I sent or did the math wrong or something each time. They can't answer the phone. They used to have an online system that you could check the details of your return to see what they think you did (what you paid them etc). Now I can't log in anymore. They are so desperate for $ that they want to eliminate cash so big brother can audit every dollar. Who they will really catch here are small businesses like roofers and food trucks.

pst314

Who they will really catch here are small businesses like roofers and food trucks.

Don't forget all the working class and middle class people who cannot afford to pay an accountant $$$ each year to protect them from the IRS. As Larry Correia remarks, the tax law is so large and complex that nobody can fully understand it. You could have 100 different CPA's do your tax return and get 100 different numbers. Every innocent mistake will be used as an excuse to impose fines upon innocent taxpayers. And often enough the IRS auditors will be making mistakes.

Darleen

And often enough the IRS auditors will be making mistakes.

Sometimes it is not a "mistake" at all but an auditor having a bad day or one that feels you aren't submissive enough. So, they'll just tell you "No, you owe X and we're tacking YZ in fines and penalties" just to cost you time, money and tons of heartache to fight it through the tax court.

It's akin to what Oberlin College is STILL continuing to do to the Gibson family. Process as punishment.

WTP

And often enough the IRS auditors will be making mistakes.

Heh. For shitsandgrins I thought I would search the tax code for the word "woman". I did get a hit in the Definitions section (or more accurately one of the Definitions sections) but could not find the actual word. Though with some further searching around, there are a significant number of references to 'mother', 'father', 'son', etc. Also interestingly is how many references to a child use just the he/him pronouns but not anything else. Why hasn't this transphobic gender identity oppressive documentation been fixed already? (*stomps foot*) (*facial expression of righteousness indignation*)

pst314

Process as punishment.

Yes. And often enough the fine is smaller than the $$ you would have to pay an accountant to prove your innocence. And the IRS functions as police, judge, jury, and executioner. Legal gangsterism.

pst314

This is accurate.

a different james

The bald with sideburns look on women is tight.

The sport in question is Gaelic Football. It is not as physical as rugby but it is considerably more physical than soccer.

Most female players, even on the adult teams, are teenagers. My daughter played adult football as a 14 year old! I would certainly not have allowed her onto the pitch to play against a man.

I played Gaelic football at a very low level. One evening our opposition was unable to field and made up a scratch team just so that we could play a match. The team that they cobbled together included a woman from the female section of the club who had been training on a nearby pitch- she was one of the top players in the country at the time.

At the start of the match she was being marked by one of our defenders - a big construction worker. After a few minutes he refused to mark her any more- he was terrified of hurting her (quite rightly- in training I was often poleaxed by him). I ended up marking her and it was one of my easier matches even though I was a not very fit mediocre male footballer in my late 30s.

pst314

About the gang that robbed and beat that 70-year-old Asian woman last week in SF and returned to beat her some more:
The culprits are 18, 14, 13, and 11. All black, of course. Note that: 11 years old and already a vicious feral monster.
Kicking defenseless elderly innocents in the head? Sentence them to death. Force their family and friends to watch the executions.

a different james

to add to my previous post.

I am only really catching up with this story- was offline for most of the last week.

The Gaelic games discussion board that I usually follow has been painful in its attempts not to hurt transgender feelings in this matter and to avoid commenting on this individual, in spite of his having posted disturbing social media pictures of himself. Most posters are however of view that biological males should not be competing.

I recall some of the fathers of girls who were on my daughter's team. Had this individual so much as physically brushed against their daughters he would have had his pain threshold well tested.

NateWhilk

Ah, a return to the good old days

I believe it was used on sailing ships for centuries for washing . The Romans used it, too.

"Pecunia non olet" (the money don't stink) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pecunia_non_olet

Vespasian imposed a urine tax on the distribution of urine from Rome's public urinals (the Roman lower classes urinated into pots, which were later emptied into cesspools). The urine collected from these public urinals was sold as an ingredient for several chemical processes. It was used in tanning, wool production, and also by launderers as a source of ammonia to clean and whiten woolen togas. The buyers of the urine paid the tax.

The Roman historian Suetonius reports that when Vespasian's son Titus complained about the disgusting nature of the tax, his father held up a gold coin and asked whether he felt offended by its smell (sciscitans num odore offenderetur). When Titus said "No", Vespasian replied, "Yet it comes from urine" (Atqui ex lotio est).

The phrase "pecunia non olet" is still used today to say that the value of money is not tainted by its origins.

NateWhilk

On both Firefox and Edge the quote is displayed in 2 different font sizes (no idea why). I just used a single < blockquote > pair and blank lines between the paragraphs.

ccscientist

Rugby: in college we got a coed volleyball team together. Before long the ladies all quit because we were bumping into them. So we joined the male league. This was volleyball. Men should not be competing with women in any contact sport.

Princess Cutekitten

Trigglypuff has lost weight and learned how to apply eye makeup! Who’d have thought?

S Ike

"Men should not be competing with women in any contact sport."
Agree. Also, men should not hit women under any circumstances, leave the seat when a middle aged lady with a couple of bags of shipping steps in the bus, etc etc

Problem is we are in an age where a lot of women are shrieking about "gender equality" in sports, movies are full of "strong" women and young boys are being told that being protective towards women or considering their weaker physicality is "toxic masculinity".

It's not going to end well. This is just the beginning.

asiaseen

a couple of bags of shipping

Or a boat load of shopping

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