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Friday Ephemera

Alarming crane-related mishap of note. (Happily, he survived.) || And some unexpected excitement in the bedroom. || His is bigger than yours. || The up-buggering of Bond continues, I see. || Two mighty combatants. || A question of mass. And yes, it will be on the test. || Methane bubbles. || Lions in the rain. || You trade them in, I think. || “A friendly reminder.” || Intrigue. || “Fake tranny privilege.” || The progressive retail experience, part 444. || Party planning. || He speaks for women. No, really, he does. || The thrill of newsstands. || Ladies at large. || A tool for every job. || When you live near the border. || At the University of Iowa, it’s the life of the mind. || Swings 2.0. || And finally, artificial intelligence finds open-access camera footage of Instagram photos being taken.  

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pst314

“A friendly reminder.”

We're going to need more heavy-lift helicopters.

Steve E

We're going to need more heavy-lift helicopters.

In this case, a simple flight of stairs should do the trick.

asiaseen

Where did I park my car?
https://twitter.com/LuisValLe_A/status/1572324284802166784

asiaseen

Where did I park my car?
https://twitter.com/LuisValLe_A/status/1572324284802166784

Fighting the flood
https://twitter.com/LosDarwinAwards/status/1572222922810621953

Liz

Alarming crane-related mishap of note.

That woke me up. *puts down coffee*

Darleen

He speaks for women. No, really, he does.

All he needed was to be wearing this and the parody would be complete.

I mean, it was parody, right? Right?

John D

“A friendly reminder.”

She doesn't sound very friendly.

JuliaM

"You trade them in, I think."

Do they have to be your own?

David

Morning, all.

You know, for kids.

She doesn’t sound very friendly.

The gist seems to be, “Don’t contradict me, ever, even on points of fact.” Because she’s totally fine with being fat and not unhappy at all. Clearly.

David

Do they have to be your own?

Julia, you monster.

[ Slides large Campari and soda along bar. ]

David

At this difficult time, please spare a thought for the woke moderators.

LadyTheo

I can't even. Just putting that out there.

Forget helicopters. I prefer sniper rifles.

Rafi

The up-buggering of Bond continues, I see.

How to kill your own megabucks franchise.

JuliaM

@Rafi: lovely Tweet yesterday when this dropped:

‘Do you expect me to talk, Goldfinger?’

‘No, Mr Bond, I expect you to cry…’

David

How to kill your own megabucks franchise.

It’s an odd decision, to say the least, and I can’t imagine that much of the audience for Bond films has been crying out for a softer, fluffier, more “sensitive” hero. The last offering leaned heavily on those supposedly appealing attributes and the result was dull, mopey, and maudlin, and given its enormous costs, not exactly a commercial success. When I finally got around to watching it, at home, I was actually surprised by how bad and misjudged it was. You sort of expect a modern Bond film to, whatever else, at least be entertaining in a brisk and efficient manner, but the pacing was awful, the characters utterly unengaging - Léa Seydoux was by no means a triumph of casting – and the whole thing felt flat.

No, Time To Die, as someone quipped.

Princess Cutekitten

“A friendly reminder:”

I am always awed by the articulate brilliance of these Woke types.

Princess Cutekitten

Today’s my little boy’s birthday. Also some guy called Bruce Something. 🎂

PiperPaul

"Scientists monitor methane rising from the floor of Baikal, and while it is said to be increasing, they have disputed this is due to global warming."

Is this because methane bubbles (in this case) are not seen as being negative and therefore must not have been caused by Global Warming™?

PiperPaul

crane-related mishap

Hey, that's right next to Roy Thomson Hall which I believe is headquarters of The Toronto Chapter of The Guild of Evil.


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David

Cunning hound.

PiperPaul

"You trade them in, I think."

I don't see where the money comes out.

[+]

You trade them in, I think.

"Do not enter"

David

Cliff-hanger.

Stephanie Richer

He speaks for women

From this morning's Wall Street Journal:

"The American Psychological Association, which establishes the norms for clinical practice in the U.S., defines “transgender” as “an umbrella term for persons whose gender identity, gender expression or behavior does not conform to that typically associated with the sex to which they were assigned at birth.'"

What jumped out at me was "does not conform to that typically associated ." That is rather ambiguous and highly subjective, and yet it is promulgated by what one would think is a scientific organization. Not to mention that it serves to illustrate the utter irony that people who consider themselves "non-binary" can only support their identity by using stereotypes of what they think is a woman or is a man, allowing for no overlap or grey area - a very binary position to have.

So, yes, he speaks for women, but in actuality he speaks for himself and his delusion as to what is a woman. The difference between a cisgender (I hate that word) and the transgender definition is that a cisgender is more likely to say "In defining 'what is a woman,' scientifically it is the presence of XX chromosomes but socially I am a woman because that is what I am, regardless of my behavior which may see me prefer sports over shopping," whereas the transgender would say, "You cannot define 'what is a woman' because it is a social construct but I say it is what I want it to be and I expect everyone to accept and adopt my definition without question."

Ladies at large

Note that not one male student came forward to assist the teacher. My thought is that every classroom has a fire extinguisher and he should have used that to break the girls from their tantrums.

Intrigue

Lord, I haven't watched that in ages and now that I am laid up with my injury, I must find some old episodes.

Stephanie Richer

Sorry, I meant cliff-hanger, not intrigue in my comment above. Blame it on the pain meds.

Stephanie Richer

Now, now, let us not forget that England has Keith Richards on its team.

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CiTvjm9gsmI/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

David

Blame it on the pain meds.

[ Fetches additional cushion, soothing pint of advocaat. ]

pst314

Methane bubbles

Cthulhu sleeps fitfully after large Mexican meal.

David

On hiding crime statistics.

pst314

At this difficult time, please spare a thought for the woke moderators.

Okay: Still more helicopters!

David

Okay: Still more helicopters!

Somewhat related.

And for those who missed the reference.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Point: He speaks for women.

Counterpoint: A voice of sanity, at Berekely , mirabile dictu, and no doubt soon to be yeeted from that institution for wrongthought.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Meanwhile, this chap doesn't have male privilege.

WTP

promulgated by what one would think is a scientific organization.

One would think. Just not this one. Was quite obvious to me decades ago that the APA and that profession in general was mighty far from anything technically scientific. Ah...but dare question them back then and YOU had potential psychological problems that perhaps needed to be addressed. Nice to see that finally some people are starting to understand this. Still risky to point it out in a mainstream sense, however.

In defining 'what is a woman,'

As I was told by a lefty "women's clinic" worker friend of a lefty friend when I ask my lefty friend (cousin-in-law actually...retire college professor), "Can you even define what a woman is?", well..."EVERYONE knows that a woman defines herself". (My emphasis)

Daniel Ream

The up-buggering of Bond continues

Possibly literally, if this continues. The truth is that Bond absolutely is a Cold War relic, and although much the same conditions exist today (Russia! Russia! Russia!) they might not by the time a film gets finished and released. Since the opening of Casino Royale I've thought that the way to relaunch the franchise is to go all in: make new movies set during the Cold War and really play up the "we have to do this covertly and deniably so as not to escalate tensions" angle.

Note that not one male student came forward to assist the teacher

Of course not. They're not idiots. They know they so much as raise a finger they're the bad guy.

The American Psychological Association

...has long since ceased to be a scientific organization. They've stopped hiding that their analyses of anything to do with sexual abnormality is determined by activist lobbying rather than science.

The Long March Through the Institutions is complete. Bezmenov warned us but we didn't listen, and if he's right then there's no way out of this. We're in the second lost generation now.

David

Since the opening of Casino Royale I’ve thought that the way to relaunch the franchise is to go all in: make new movies set during the Cold War and really play up the “we have to do this covertly and deniably so as not to escalate tensions” angle.

That could be fun. I enjoyed the first half or so of Casino Royale, but lost interest a little when the thing leant heavily on the love-interest storyline. My impression is that while the audience for Bond films may be entertained by the various femmes fatales, they don’t much care about the hero’s romantic life or the prospect of him settling down and raising a family.

PiperPaul

I've thought that the way to relaunch the franchise is to go all in: make new movies set during the Cold War

They could make it about what happened when the Long March Through the Institutions started, but that might be too boring.

Sort of a "how did we get to where we are in 2022?" story.

ccscientist

A measure of IQ is the ability to deceive. The limping dog shows that. Sometimes dogs will bark at the door to get the other dog to drop a bone or toy. Crows will deceive other crows by pretending to store food but not really do so.
On this measure, the Woke seem quite dim, because their lies are entirely unconvincing. Less than the limping dog.

Darleen

I'm thinking this is a joke, but nowadays who know?

pst314

I'm thinking this is a joke, but nowadays who know?

I fear that is not a joke. BTW, I posted that in the previous thread as “do not click this link”. I’m not sure which is more cringe-inducing: the publicly flaunted insanity or the liberal-mandated approval of same.

pst314

On this measure, the Woke seem quite dim, because their lies are entirely unconvincing.

Except that forcing us to applaud things we know to be lies is part of their game.

“We know they are lying, they know they are lying, they know we know they are lying, we know they know we know they are lying, but they are still lying.”
—attributed to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is in some small way to become evil oneself. One's standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.”
—Theodore Dalrymple

Darleen

I posted that in the previous thread

Oops, sorry, I missed it.

Sam Duncan

“Since the opening of Casino Royale I've thought that the way to relaunch the franchise is to go all in: make new movies set during the Cold War and really play up the "we have to do this covertly and deniably so as not to escalate tensions" angle.”

I've thought for years that they should start again with Casino Royale and do all of the books again as straight period-piece Cold War thrillers, sticking to Fleming's plots. (They should have done it fifteen years ago on the back of the Mad Men hype, but there's no use in crying over spilt milk.) They might not become the massive blockbusters we've been used to, but they'd at least have a better chance of covering their costs.

“Lions in the rain.”

Bristol Zoo can't be any worse than this.”

“You know, for kids.”

But how dare you call it grooming, you haters.

Steve E

You trade them in, I think.

We have a similar organization in Canada calls Kars4Kids. You can imagine my disappointment when I discovered that I had to give them a car and still keep my kids.

zim

A voice of sanity, at Berekely

The 18 minute Youtube clip is fascinating.

Professor: sex is real and unchangable, and women should have the right to exclude men from their spaces because men are violent brutes.

Milquetoast: I think we can all agree that men in women's prisons is taking it a bit too far, but otherwise if a man has a sentimental attachment to being a woman, what's the harm in society indulging it? Professor gives a once sentence answer to that question and he's out.

Striver Student: I think I remember the answer to this from my June 2022 DEI training session. But if the correct answer has changed since then I'm open to changing my mind. But the striver does spot a weakness in the professor's argument: if the right of women to have spaces that exclude men is a safety issue and not a non-negotiable principle, then the kind of thing you say if you're an ambitious young academic who wants to pass their DEI evaluation is that safety issues should be addressed by safety bureaucrats enacting safety best practices and requiring even longer courses to teach men not to rape. That way, nobody has to be a bad person who discriminates or excludes

Directrix Gazer

I'm thinking this is a joke, but nowadays who know?

I'm pretty sure the "Bushmen of the Kalahari" skin tone option is the 'tell' meant to let us know this is tongue-in-cheek.

pst314

We have a similar organization in Canada calls Kars4Kids.

Here in the United States, too. Extremely annoying advertisements.
Several states Attorneys General sued them, forcing them to disclose the beneficiaries: They sell themselves as raising money for poor kids, but in reality the only recipients are Jewish kids in the New York/New Jersey area, and in fact only Orthodox kids I believe. Gosh, I wonder why they hid the nature of the charity. /sarcasm

Fr1day

On hiding crime statistics, and deliberately choosing to not cover stories about said crimes, deliberately hide search results, or in Kierkegaard's case, shutter his social media. If one found the contortions the woke zealots will put themselves and others through informative, consider the facts on violence by women. The topic has been studiously ignored for decades. The latest data here: https://mainweb-v.musc.edu/vawprevention/lesbianrx/factsheet.shtml

One can extrapolate from this to other relationships, to include elder abuse, child abuse, spouse and partner abuse. And at similar rates. Not all women, but too damned many, and for too damned long.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Gosh, I am frightened now.

FlynPigRanch

"I think this is a joke"
Butt babies.
I heard inserting one into your 19th hole can add 20 yards to your tee shots.

ccscientist

The link is incorrect. Lesbian violence is much higher than hetero.

pst314

The link is incorrect. Lesbian violence is much higher than hetero.

Agreed.

pst314

The link is incorrect. Lesbian violence is much higher than hetero.

Agreed.

WTP

Don't know who on here might be in Florida but my wife just got a notice from Publix suggesting to start making hurricane preparations. As we are in Georgia right now I wasn't aware one was closing in. So I just checked the forecast map. Apparently there is something called "Tropical Depression Nine" that is half way between Haiti and Columbia right now. Assuming these forecast idiots are right, and by my studied experience this far out they are almost always wrong...by hundreds if not a thousand miles, in five days it is "expected" to make landfall in the Tampa area. And I now see that our sainted Republican conservative..."conservative" governor Ron DeSantis, whom I do still (mostly) respect has issued a state of emergency for 24 counties in Florida.

In September of 2019, hurricane Dorian, yes a dangerous hurricane, was way out in the Atlantic. Central Florida, and areas to the north, absolutely lost their shit. Panic buying at grocery stores when the hurricane was still four or five days from conceivable landfall. Gasoline all across the state dried up. At work it was the main topic of conversation. I was stunned at the fear factor. I tried to tell people that being "in the cone" this far out was actually rather fortunate as my experience following such things told me it was more likely to hit Cape Hatteras, NC than central Florida. I was traveling up to Georgia for Labor Day week and was fortunate to have filled my tank before the panic set in. I had stopped in Gainesville for that Friday evening to have dinner with my nephew. There was no gas anywhere in Gainesville. Not even on the other side of town far from the interstate. Long lines of cars at the one gas station off the interstate that was selling limited gallons. The next day I was quite relieved, though not entirely surprised, to see gas available as I passed through Valdosta, GA about 30 miles north of the state line. Hurricane Dorian did do severe damage...to the Bahamas. It made land fall in the US several days later, I believe Wednesday in...Cape Hatteras, NC.

My point? What the living f*** is wrong with people? My God. Does nobody think for themselves? Cannot people reason risk, probabilities, etc. without always assuming and acting on the most awfullest worstest pants-pissingest possible scenario? This bloody thing, assuming it ever even becomes a hurricane, is as likely to hit Mobile, Alabama as any place in Florida. But hey, at least everyone got their Omicron boosters.

Princess Cutekitten

Hey, look!

https://twitter.com/lincolnmjay/status/1573394788929671174

WTP

And as for this shop teacher with the fake enormous boobs... I am really tired of seeing conservative..."conservatives" or "libertarians" making the bloody stupid rationalization that this a-hole is some sort of "hero" for exposing this. Like he's the one. Like no one else has yet done so. Like it wasn't totally and completely f***** absurd until just, juuuust now. With this specific guy. Who happened to know that his specific instance of absurdity would be the one, final absurdity that puts the nail in this absurd, clown world coffin. Because like...what?...God told him he would be The One? Like the kids whose time was being wasted are not more important? After absurdity on top of absurdity on top of absurdity there still was not enough absurdity that could not possibly in any other way be exposed as more absurd without having to disturb, annoy, distract, embarrass, and waste the time of these kids. Absurd.

Daniel Ream

Hey, look!

I'm morbidly curious how this is going to end. As Steve E mentioned, the school board cannot take any action without risking a massive, expensive lawsuit. Protestors need to recognize that and offer some option for the school board. Something like "We would rather pay the costs of a lawsuit than allow this freak to continue disturbing our children. That excuse is off the table. Now get rid of him."

I don't know. I'm still half convinced that like William Thomas, he's not actually trans but just taking the piss.

while the audience for Bond films may be entertained by the various femmes fatales, they don’t much care about the hero’s romantic life or the prospect of him settling down and raising a family

I can just about understand why television has gone completely woke; the age-old rubric is that television is aimed at women and sports/movies are aimed at men because that's how the viewing demographics break down. But this odd habit of trying to retool franchises to appeal to audiences that have no interest in the source material - whether it's sensitive New Age Bond or Ally "She-Hulk" McBeal - just reminds me that studios really have no idea what people want.

Princess Cutekitten

I don’t think they care what people who do not practice the Woke religion want.

David

this odd habit of trying to retool franchises to appeal to audiences that have no interest in the source material - whether it’s sensitive New Age Bond or Ally “She-Hulk” McBeal - just reminds me that studios really have no idea what people want.

Like many others, I generally go to the cinema for two hours of escapist entertainment - and one of the things that I, like many others, wish to escape from is the pretentious, neurotic chiding that’s becoming all but ubiquitous elsewhere. Travelling across town to the local IMAX in the hope of some artful excitement and then finding that those same pretensions and ideological tics have been grafted onto the film - usually in a jarring, stilted, ham-fisted way - is not a pleasing experience. Just a little of it can sour a whole film and disrupt any suspension of disbelief. I.e., the thing one is paying for.

Liz

Like many others, I generally go to the cinema for two hours of escapist entertainment - and one of the things that I, like many others, wish to escape from is the pretentious, neurotic chiding that’s becoming all but ubiquitous elsewhere... Just a little of it can sour a whole film and disrupt any suspension of disbelief. I.e., the thing one is paying for.

That.

David

That.

The result of woke retooling is typically bad writing and a disaffected audience. Whether it takes the form of anachronism or grating incongruity; or the plotting clearly being determined by who is black, or white, or female, etc., and what therefore cannot be permitted ideologically; or just naff, tin-eared lectures pretending to be dialogue and which undermine a protagonist and evaporate any charm they may have had - for example, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, She-Hulk, and other Marvel TV offerings.

More often than not, it just throws you out of the world that’s supposedly being created - a plausible definition of bad writing. And that sense of immersion – which is being disrupted, perhaps irretrievably - is precisely what you’re paying for. And which you’re then being cheated out of – by people who are busy congratulating themselves on their politics and daring, and who will dismiss, even pre-emptively, any criticism or dissatisfaction as being driven by sexism or racial bigotry or whatever, rather than the fact that what they’re offering, and expecting to be applauded for, simply isn’t good.

pst314

I am really tired of seeing conservative..."conservatives" or "libertarians" making the bloody stupid rationalization that this a-hole is some sort of "hero" for exposing this.

"Is" or "might be"? The former displays an absurd certainty. The latter displays an absurd "let's consider all possibilities" similar to "maybe this man found unconscious was hit by a meteor rather than a mugger".

pst314

Protestors need to recognize that and offer some option for the school board.

The left has shown me the way: It is now acceptable--even laudable--to protest at the homes of people you dislike. Therefore the kids should protest daily outside the teacher's home, carrying signs reading "a pervert lives here" and "leave us alone you creep".

pst314

Just a little of it can sour a whole film and disrupt any suspension of disbelief. I.e., the thing one is paying for.

Agreed. And I am very tired of autism-spectrum sci-fi fans and Mensa members who tell me "it's only a little bit" and I should happily ignore it.

pst314

The link is incorrect. Lesbian violence is much higher than hetero.
Agreed.

David, I don't know how the double-posting happened. I'll swear that I only clicked once.

WTP

"Is" or "might be"?

Yes. You caught me. 'Might be' would be the be I was looking for. To be fair to him, but most importantly to ourselves, we must consider it is also possible that the teacher is a Russian troller. A deep sleeper cell spy who has been activated to take down the Trudeau regi....wait a minute...

Like many others, I generally go to the cinema for two hours of escapist entertainment.

But that's the very thing. Just as Princess C. says above, they don't care what you want/are looking for. In the early/mid 80's here in the US when film critics were all the rage and becoming big and powerful celebrities themselves, the Siskels and Eberts and Leonard Maltins, etc. etc. when they could not justify overt dismissal of blockbuster films like Spielberg and similar were making that people liked, they would throw the dismissive phrase of "middle class escapism" into the review or the preface or summary of the review. Eventually the film makers who were already leftist douches caught on. And thus here we are.

pst314

Bollywood.

David

Bollywood.

Heh. That’s exactly how I would’ve done it.

Baceseras

Bollywood

Damn I'd pay to see that! What movie is it?

pst314

Heh. That’s exactly how I would’ve done it.

Me, too. Utterly, absurdly impossible--but looks like great fun.

And this reminds me once again: Hollywood keeps recycling the same material over and over, trying to extract a last milligram of flavor out of well-chewed stories and characters. The very existence of Bollywood reminds us that there are vast numbers of other stories and storytellers around the world. As I remarked in an earlier thread, Amazon's The Rings of Power promises to be a boring mess. Why not tells stories set in the lands to the South of Gondor and Mordor? Where the prevailing skin colors are brown to black? Tolkien wrote that at least one wizard was in that region, doing his part to defeat Sauron.

PiperPaul

I thought the movie was RRR but it's apparently Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva.

John

Drinker was raving (in a good way) about RRR.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Not sure if this clown has had an epiphany, or is just crying in his gluten free artisanal craft IPS because his own intersectional, free range, cruelty free, grass fed ox has been gored.

Before we could make it to the front, though, they explained how the dance floor closest to the DJ was for black and indigenous femmes only. Everyone else was to dance behind them in the following order: black and indigenous then other people of colour then mixed race people then whites, and femmes then androgynous people then mascs. Since my new friend was mixed and I was white, I would have to dance behind them...

RTW dog's breakfast.

WTP

People sure do go to a lot of effort with these piss takings, eh Farnsworth?

David

RTW dog’s breakfast.

It’s ludicrous, of course. Though I fear that our disillusioned woke-ling still has some way to go before being free of those laughably neurotic mental habits. And you do have to marvel at how some people can take so long to register the twisted and rather malevolent psychology in which they’ve chosen to be immersed, for years, and which they’ve merrily exploited in order to display themselves as superior beings.

[ Edited. ]

ccscientist

Rankings: for white people who have never stolen anything, don't hang out in nightclubs, don't have a side bitch, don't shoot people, studied while in school and worked their ass off, it sure is starting to feel like discrimination...

pst314

RTW dog’s breakfast

Even a dog would reject that breakfast.

John

“….although they were dress-wearing lesbians they were not femmes

I don’t know whether to feel sorry for them or just laugh.

Mike D

dress-wearing lesbians

Band name.

Darleen

RTW dog’s breakfast.

I noticed how the writer Kier feelz if you're not left you're alt-right and THEN at the conclusion says this, as if Keir just discovered something entirely new ...

I suggest that we ditch identity-based segregation and choose behaviour-based standards instead. Let’s make it clear that we expect everyone to be respectful of one another ... In order for this to work, we will need to treat one another as adults, remember that no one can read minds, and recognize that misunderstandings happen ... it is not possible to sort people into Good/Safe and Bad/Dangerous based on identity,
Eureka! Kier's now the "alt-right", that straw-non-lefty "fashy" caricature she carries in her head even as conservatives and libertarians have held such beliefs for ages.

ComputerLabRat

although they were dress-wearing lesbians they were not femmes

Not a freakin' clue as to what the difference is, but further down this Kier person says that the party-planners only wanted to have a dress party, which if that's the case, why were the dress-wearing lesbians not welcome? Or were they not wearing a dress that day?

I read the whole thing, and my brain cells are now in revolt, but what jumped out at me was the sheer amount of undiluted bigotry expressed there. Change the acronyms and specialty terminology and this could be about life in the Jim Crow South.

Also, that it seems to be a lot of work to be a proper leftie alphabet person these days. The mental contortions, the endless tests, the ever-changing lists of names for things and people to memorize, the sheer rigidity of it all.

pst314

dress-wearing lesbians

In my college days the old-school, jeans-and-work-shirt-wearing lesbians were very hostile towards young lesbians who wore dresses and makeup and even--horrors!--shaved their legs.

WTP

Update on Hurricane Ian...well not the hurricane itself so much as the panic...which honestly is more the point...people in Pittsburgh are now mad at me for telling people in Florida not to panic. See I'm an idiot. Which I kinda already knew because...well because. My decades of life in Florida pales in comparison to someone whose cousin's aunt lived through hurricane Andrew. Seriously people, if you want to live in a sane world you are going to have to grow a pair and speak up. I cannot do this alone...ok, I'm obviously not alone and it's a big, big world...but all the more reason...

Baceseras

PiperPaul, neither of those seems to be set in the legendary past like the linked clip. RRR is a 1920s story, and Shiva is a present-day super-hero picture (and going by the trailer I looked at, heavily invested in the sob-and-throb emotional range, a Bollywood red-flag for me).

Dan C

young lesbians who wore dresses and makeup and even--horrors!--shaved their legs.

Finally, a group I don’t want to marginalize.

pst314

Finally, a group I don’t want to marginalize.

I knew a few; nice people. I think the expression "lipstick lesbians" was common back then.

PiperPaul

neither of those seems to be set in the legendary past like the linked clip

Oh. I was basing that guess off Twitter comments.

A search for tree as catapult bollywood results in this ===> https://news.yahoo.com/heres-deal-wild-battle-scene-162800806.html

pst314

"This is not the representation we're looking for": Netflix slammed for adding LGBTQ tag to Jeffrey Dahmer series.

pst314

Emblematic of woke culture.

LadyTheo

The Dylan dude fascinates me--morbid fascination. I cannot fathom what he does with the rest of his life. Does he support himself with these larping videos?

The fact that almost all of his supporters are straight females confuzzles me. What is going on with THAT? Maybe it is just that he thinks he is acting like a woman, but he is really just acting like a MAGA-Ultra-Uber-flaming gay guy--and some women gravitate to that kind of homosexual.

At least Dylan shaves. That guy who so earnestly explains he doesn't have male privilege doesn't even bother to get rid of the stubble.

Dylan doesn't need helicopter therapy; he just needs to mercilessly mocked IRL, so he can't block people.

And about the poopable baby models--I figured it for parody when I saw the Bushmen of the Kalahari shade. My black ex-husband called that "urple."

Fr1day

Ccscientist, I suspect you are saying the link is correct, but my admittedly biased against feminism opinion re violence committed by women is wrong.? I'll give you the bias,; the former, the data is pretty solid and indicates depressingly high levels of abuse, assault, and violence in lesbian relationships. That said, women are no less likely to commit acts of aggression than men, the insistence that this is not the case is a bizarre Victorian Era holdover fused with feminist resentment. I would like to see data for violence by women, not simply gay women, to contrast with both lesbian and male rates.. I suspect the reason that there is little/none, and has been none since well before Erin Pizzey's dog was killed, is sociopolitical.

asiaseen

Re WTP's peroration on hurricane/typhoon ignorance, the BBC shows its abysmal lack of meteorological knowledge:

Category 3 Typhoon Noru is travelling at speeds of 195 km/h (120 mph) as it heads towards Luzon, the country's main island [The Philippines], after what forecasters called an "explosive intensification".

It's actually doing about 22 kph...

WTP

Update, because living in a world of insane panic driven nutcases who deny that they're in a panic ...well whatever...Note that when this "OMG, BE SAFE FLORIDA" started, it wasn't even a named storm, it was still Tropical Depression Nine. And even I fell for the BS as it still is not a hurricane but a named tropical storm. The time to landfall keeps slipping backward by about 6 hours after each update. This is partly because the Cone is shifting west. Landfall was originally predicted (this is five days out mind you) slightly south of Tampa but now with the westward shift expected landfall is slightly east of Apalachicola. My oysters...sigh. When you think about it, if predictions are anywhere near as good as advertised, should the Cone ever shift? Keep my prediction of landfall in Mobile, AL in mind. I see right now there's an "expectation" that this thing will intensify to a category 4 before dropping back down to a 3 and now showing predicted landfall as a cat 1.

None of this is to say that this storm will not intensify to a strong category 5 change direction and wipeout...well someplace. It is to say that in my general experience, the safest place to be five days out from an expected strong hurricane is smack dab in the center of the Cone. Rarely have these things stayed on track. The intensity predictions do seem to hold water (NPI) a bit better and should be watched more closely. But even intensity prediction is a factor of the expected path.

PiperPaul

Typhoon Noru is travelling at speeds of 195 km/h

It's actually doing about 22 kph

Surely you can't expect people who are responsible for climate hysteria to know the difference between rotational and linear, can you? < / sarc>

pst314

the data is pretty solid and indicates depressingly high levels of abuse, assault, and violence in lesbian relationships.

I've been seeing occasional articles about that for at least the last 30 years, so we must have a good number of studies all saying the same thing. The cause remains unknown.

I would like to see data for violence by women, not simply gay women, to contrast with both lesbian and male rates..

I have read that heterosexual women are as violent as heterosexual men, but they are much less physically strong (and untrained in fighting) so they do less injury.

pst314

Must be a white upper-middle-class liberal Californian.

pst314

"Show me one instance where an antiracist expressed genuine pleasure that a supposed racist incident turned out to not have happened."

David

RTW dog’s breakfast.

I think we do have to give that one a post of its own.

pst314

The evil dream never dies: Red love for all: Family is a terrible way to satisfy our desire for love and care, according to the writer and academic Sophie Lewis. The solution? Abolish it.

I wonder if she had terrible parents or just came under the sway of ideology. Probably the latter.

David

I wonder if she had terrible parents or just came under the sway of ideology.

The unhappy Ms Lewis, our feminist “theorist,” has been mentioned here before.

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