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Oh come on, there's more to it than that! You also get to bolt forms of the word "dialectic" onto other words, and make all kinds of brain-throbbing hyphenated neologisms.
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2014 on Twenty-Four Words at davidthompson
I'd like to follow him to wherever it is he buys his leftist hairshirts, and ask if he knows where they come from. Or not, as possibly his head may explode.
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2014 on Scenes of Extended Fretting at davidthompson
Oh, that's definitely the Tweet of the day!
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2014 on Pith at davidthompson
I once dated a woman from Minnesota. Where do I go to atone for this, seeing as how her Viking ancestors brutalized my English ancestors a millennium ago?
Toggle Commented Feb 3, 2014 on Lovely, Lovely Guilt at davidthompson
A modest admin suggestion: Next time, instead of images, use Twitter's embed tool, located under the More link, to insert the actual tweets into your blog post. That way your readers can inflict their privileged, patriarchal hetero-supremacist opinions about the linguistic construction of these nascent normative values.
"Microaggression" is the whiniest neologism of the millennium so far.
Toggle Commented Dec 30, 2013 on The Year Reheated at davidthompson
(Cut & pasted from an old post at my place) The fine arts in any society throughout history usually require patronage. The Renaissance geniuses had to be funded by various popes and nobility, for example. The Dutch Masters are an exception, mostly making their own way in the bourgeois markets of 17th century Holland. And there have been artists such as Pablo Picasso, John Singer Sargent and Andrew Wyeth who were both commercially successful and critically acclaimed. But for the most part the arts require sponsorship, and in a democracy (especially one with a leftover 1930s ideal of democratic art) the sponsor is the government. People need art, no doubt about it, but in a pure market environment the job of the artist too often turns into trying to prove that people need his art. “Art happens - no hovel is safe from it, no prince may depend upon it, the vastest intelligence cannot bring it about.” -- James Abbott McNeill Whistler Sure, but the rent ain't gonna pay itself. It's to be hoped that the directors of the endowing bodies have enough acumen and taste to weed imposters and charlatans, of course. And we've all heard of artworks that the public wasn't ready for at the time they premiered. But it is through such thickets and blind alleys as those, that art gropes its way forward--given the funding.
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2013 on No Refunds, No Credit Note at davidthompson
I sometimes wish I was a college student for a day. When I would be called upon to stand and confess my original sin before the gathered multi-culti proggs, I'd simply say "Without the democratic, Christian, scientific West, you lot wouldn't even have the vocabulary to bewail your imagined wrongs. Indeed, you would likely never have even been born."
Toggle Commented Sep 23, 2013 on Diversity and Inclusion at davidthompson
The whole incident was a horrible misunderstanding.
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2013 on the verdict at Obsidian Wings
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Always disquieting to listen to the ragings of a powerless deity.
Re your final paragraph: Leftism is the bargain by which people can cease being responsible for themselves, by pretending to be responsible for everything else.
Toggle Commented Apr 19, 2013 on Everybody Hates A Level Playing Field at Cobb
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As for green grass, I put down a layer of fescue seed on my lawn several weeks ago. But as I was going, I saw that the spinner on my broadcaster wasn't turning, and the seed was just plopping out in a stream. I tried to rake the seeds around, but nevertheless I now have a narrow fairy path of bright green fescue seedlings, snaking around the yard.
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2013 on The green earth at Obsidian Wings
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I once thought that the stupidest possible hair style was middle-aged bald guys with little rattails in back. Pathetic, and so 90s. But one day I saw a style even stupider than that: A bald guy with dreadlocks. Dude looked like the monster from the Predator movies.
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2013 on Racist Hair at davidthompson
Happy blogoversary!
Toggle Commented Feb 9, 2013 on The Random Blofeld at davidthompson
I am eternally grateful to my parents for setting me up as a child with some DRIP investments. I don't know how I managed to keep my hands off of them when I was younger, but they will be a godsend if Social Security goes TU by the time I retire.
“Tax revenue has been falling despite a sharp increase in the rate.” Despite? #Unexpectedly
Toggle Commented Jan 10, 2013 on Elsewhere (81) at davidthompson
Type alert: His name is Matt Welch.
Toggle Commented Jan 10, 2013 on Elsewhere (81) at davidthompson
Do you have family there? That helps smooth things, I've found.
Toggle Commented Dec 14, 2012 on The Two Koreas at Scribblings of the Metropolitician
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As for meritocracies, what constitutes merit in, say, broadcast news? A square jaw and fab hair, and what else?
Toggle Commented Nov 29, 2012 on Paradoxes of Democracy at Cobb
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The vulgar nouveau riche have been rising, and assimilating, for far longer than Snoop Dogg's been around. But yes, it's too bad that everyone's scattered to their gated communities, suburbs and ghettos. I grew up middle class, but the neighbor across the street could have bought and sold us out of his jam jar money. I never encounter such people in daily life anymore, away from work.
Toggle Commented Nov 29, 2012 on Paradoxes of Democracy at Cobb
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It's too bad there were no viable conservative candidates this time around. I can't think of much of anything that Romney would have done differently from Obama, good or bad. Not much of a choice...It's like Aristotle said, that in public life great men come like bumper harvests, and then comes a period of barrenness.
This blog post did not make me feel all affirmed and completed inside. I'm afraid I'll have to sue you under Britain's generous libel tourism laws. Sorry David!
Toggle Commented Nov 15, 2012 on Dealing with Impurities at davidthompson
"Yes luv, we know: people need art. Your job is to sell us on the idea that we need your art."
Toggle Commented Nov 13, 2012 on Because I’m Glorious, Goddammit at davidthompson
Unrewarded genius and educated failures are proverbial, not a violation of the natural order of things at all. A students work for B students, and C students work for the government, as a forthcoming book asserts.
Toggle Commented Nov 1, 2012 on Superior Beings at davidthompson
How clever!