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Don’t try this at home. No, really. Don’t. || A heartwarming moment of cross-cultural bonding. (h/t, Holborn) || How to make a blockbuster movie trailer. || It seems we need a bigger bomb-bay. || Impress your friends with fingertip bling.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at davidthompson
Want to thwart the life chances of black students? Then hey, become an educator. Say, a professor of Medieval literature at the City University of New York: In an op-ed for Inside Higher Ed, Dr A W Strouse argues that... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at davidthompson
Further to this, Glenn Reynolds on the Google memo saga: The Damore firing, and [CEO, Sundar] Pichai’s disgraceful handling of it, represents colossal damage to Google’s brand. In essence, it’s an announcement — by a company that has access to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at davidthompson
Instapundit quotes a Wall Street Journal editorial on Berkeley faculty’s fear of their own students: The University of California at Berkeley played down news last summer that it had installed an “escape hatch” from protesters in the chancellor’s office. The... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at davidthompson
Farewell, old friend. (h/t, Damian) || High-speed fabulousness is now a thing. || Lifestyle choice. Choose wisely, children. || A compendium of skillz. (h/t, Obnoxio) || The interactive Bluetooth mood-light salt dispenser you’ve all been waiting for. || Today’s word... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at davidthompson
Princeton University is offering a course this fall that will “examine the changing history, aesthetics, politics, and meanings of fatness” through dance and performance art. Yes, fat feminist dance therapy is a thing that exists. Needless to say, “intersectional dimensions... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at davidthompson
“Everyone is allowed to share their opinion. I just hope he gets fired for it.” Regarding the ongoing ‘Google memo’ saga, I thought I’d lift the following from yesterday’s comments: To recap. A Google software developer with a PhD in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at davidthompson
Ian Miles Cheong pokes through the literature of Antifa affiliate Redneck Revolt: Much of the group’s official website includes rhetoric pulled straight out of Marxist publications, echoing various talking points about the evils of capitalism, property ownership, “artificial borders,” and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at davidthompson
As time was short this week, you’ll have to throw together your own pile of links and oddities in the comments. I will, however, set the ball rolling with, via Obnoxio, some classy signage; a collection of people posing for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at davidthompson
One week, the administration declared that eggs would now be sold for no more than 30 cents a carton. The next week, eggs had disappeared from supermarkets, and still have not come back. Hannah Dreier on Venezuela’s end-stage socialism: In... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at davidthompson
Being, as you obviously are, a crowd with your boots on, and all collaring the jive, you’ll want to lamp Cab Calloway’s 1939 Hepster Dictionary. By all means slide your jib in the comments. Via Obnoxio. Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at davidthompson
Speaking, as we were, of clown-shoe identitarians: Update: Somewhat related, this: This statement is in response to an upstanding community crack dealer and career criminal, a self-declared “gang banger,” choking on his own stash while resisting arrest, and whose associates... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at davidthompson
Act casual, say nothing. || Moonshiner’s cow shoe. || Meanwhile, in Scotland, life goes on as normal. (h/t, Holborn) || I suspect these are bigger than yours. (h/t, Pogonip) || Hey, it’s a job. || Ideal for peeling grapes and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at davidthompson
Ben Sixsmith finds another Guardian writer with a spiteful confiscation fetish: What I found most unpleasant in [Abi] Wilkinson’s article [advocating a 100% inheritance tax] is her acceptance that there could be “a small allowance for objects of sentimental value.”... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2017 at davidthompson
Putting security tags on items that are frequently stolen is now “openly racist,” apparently, and “quite evil.” As with an earlier example, note how the pious, “woke” approach is to howl at the effect, in public, ostentatiously, while carefully ignoring... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2017 at davidthompson
This is one of these. // Attention, all fashion-conscious gentlemen. (h/t, Julia) // Why people get dashcams. // Where cash is (nearly) obsolete. // Students on socialism. // Lab-grown capillaries. // Lesbians, 1965. // Lauv. // On colour in film.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2017 at davidthompson
Not too long ago, we were discussing a survey of the most aggravating forms of online advertising, from modal windows that slide in and obstruct whatever you’re reading just as you’re getting immersed, to the unspeakable evil of auto-play videos... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at davidthompson
Janice Fiamengo on ‘poor me’ feminism: Yes, [the party invitation] is crude, in a Happy Days sort of way, but the fact that such a tame and entirely non-threatening bit of verse doggerel would inspire such Olympic-sized hyperventilating outrage shows... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2017 at davidthompson
Glenn Reynolds responds to what I can only describe as an example of malevolent feminism: The quality men you want don’t want an angry feminist such as yourself, who’s disloyal even to her own sons. Why would they? If you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2017 at davidthompson
She’s a big girl. // He’s a big girl. // Vertical exercise bike. // The world’s longest running lab experiment, complete with gripping live feed. // Maglev self-levelling elevator goes up and down, also sideways and diagonally. // Cheap old... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at davidthompson
Time, I think, for a little test of musical discernment. So, Korean or Hasidic? Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at davidthompson
Oh yeah, “That wasn’t real communism.” We’ve seen a great example of that in Venezuela, where they put everybody on a kind of weight-loss plan that’s made the average citizen lose 20 lbs. Everyone’s starving in Venezuela. It’s like, “Hey,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at davidthompson
Uri Harris on the ideological hegemony of the social sciences: [In a survey of the political preferences of social psychologists,] there were almost as many people who chose the furthest possible point to the left as there were who chose... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2017 at davidthompson
For those of you about to fly somewhere: Via Elephants Gerald, via Ace. Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2017 at davidthompson
Simpler times. // Less so. // “Mysterious stains everywhere” and other low-rent hotel horrors. // How sperm whales sleep. // At last, snortable chocolate. // His grip is better than yours. // Battery University. (h/t, Dr W) // Uncombable hair... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at davidthompson