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Do not surrender to the illiterate singular "they." Matt. 18:35: So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses. A Comedy of Errors, Act IV, Scene 3: There's not a man I meet but doth salute me, As if I were their well-acquainted friend Sure, if you want to assert that the KJV and Shakespeare are appalling bad modern trendy English, go for it. I'm sure you're better than the best English ever written. Not.
Toggle Commented Jul 22, 2020 on They Sell Failure at davidthompson
I imagine the Hungarian crowd will be less than interested in their kneeling to BLM. The cheek of fabulously wealthy drivers who race in China, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Azerbaijan and Russia to take the knee over race issues in the US is something that can only be laughed at.
Toggle Commented Jul 19, 2020 on Friday Ephemera at davidthompson
Ah, yes, as San Francisco has long been considered a suburb of Berkeley, that certainly must make everything the same . . . . I said it was close, not the same.
Toggle Commented Jul 17, 2020 on Friday Ephemera at davidthompson
David, why is my html tag to turn off the bold not working?
Toggle Commented Jul 17, 2020 on Friday Ephemera at davidthompson
A tense, nine-hour Berkeley City Council meeting ended early Wednesday morning with a sweeping set of new public safety reforms, including a pledge to eventually cut the Police Department budget in half. So a San Francisco City Council, rather than the but not far off. But police won't be banned from traffic stops. It just won't be uniformed ordinary ones.
Toggle Commented Jul 17, 2020 on Friday Ephemera at davidthompson
A century and more later, it’s much harder to accept that a space-faring alien intelligence “vast and cool and unsympathetic,” one that’s been scrutinising the Earth for decades, or centuries, would somehow have no inkling of bacteria. If they didn't have bacteria equivalents, then it would be hard to explain their importance. My concern is that the Martians are smart enough to arrive, yet military numpties. Why land in the middle of the most industrialised military nation on earth at the time (except maybe Germany)? That's just asking to be defeated. You attack at a point of weakness where there are no issues with your rear. The tip of Spain in HG Wells's time, say.
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2020 on Provoke, Whine, Rinse, Repeat at davidthompson
Our chap, Mr Garrels, arranged the sale of a Rothko in order to "use the proceeds to fill gaps in its collection, with a particular focus on work by women and artists of color, areas in which it currently lags behind many of its peers." It's a beautiful work too, well worth the $50 million someone paid for it. Not. In doing so Garrels was competing with say the Baltimore Museum of Art who said it would sell seven works by Andy Warhol, Franz Kline, Robert Rauschenberg and other white male artists to enable the purchase of contemporary art by women and artists of color. The whole scene is utterly and irretrievably corrupt. No-one is looking to buy and display beauty or works that mean anything of themselves. The curators are using other people's money to show how woke they are. They can all go f**k themselves, as far as I am concerned. I now refuse, on principle, to look at any museum art after 1945. There might be some good ones, but I've seen far too much dreck to be worth my time. Some stuff sold in art galleries is still nice -- but then, they have to actually attract someone to pay for it.
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2020 on Provoke, Whine, Rinse, Repeat at davidthompson
But even on its on bat-shit crazy basis that Guardian article is wrong. First, most skyscrapers are square based, extremely pointy or extremely flat topped, and nothing like my penis at least. I think that most architects go out of their way to make sure their building is not going to look phallic. Hilarity ensues when people forget this. Reality is that if you want to "see" genitalia in buildings, then female anatomy abounds. As shown above, pretty much all modern stadiums are vulva shaped. All over the world the principal building in a town is quite often breast shaped at the skyline (St Paul's London, Duomo Florence, the Capitol Washington, etc, etc). The picture at the article has "More additions to the phallic parade? … street bridges over the Chicago River", where they manage to see penises where what I see are two flaps parting -- which does make me think of genitalia, but not penises. Bad me. Anyway, most bridges are either flat and very unphallic, or have parabolic curves -- also not phallic. And whatever the Sydney Opera house brings to mind, it ain't a penis.
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2020 on She Will Always Remember Him at davidthompson
There is the established and demonstrated idea of choosing to situationally work one's butt off as a part of winding up with a title of Duchess I think she made Duchess the traditional way -- using her butt. Not that much different from Meghan really. Working hard (and cosying up to the right types) will make you a Knight/Dame at best.
I'm sure there's a name for seeing these things, but I can't remember what it is... Pareidolia
Toggle Commented Jul 3, 2020 on Friday Ephemera at davidthompson
It slices, it dices, it walks your dog... It makes you a sandwich?
Toggle Commented May 30, 2020 on Friday Ephemera at davidthompson
But we don't have bears. I love bears but they are waaay scarier than anything we have... Australian crocodiles are far more dangerous than bears. I would walk through a park in the US with bears in it. I would not only not swim in a North Queensland river, I wouldn't go within 5 m of the banks of one. People get taken out of boats, let alone swimming. Box jellyfish are not friends of swimmers either. Australians don't get killed by various animals in large numbers because they work around them, not because the animals aren't dangerous. Shark and Jellyfish nets are common. Australians know not to stick your hand down a pipe without checking it first because of the funnel webs.
Toggle Commented May 26, 2020 on The Lockdown Diaries (6) at davidthompson
It's a hustle from start to finish. Ms Fabello wears lipstick, keeps herself trim and dresses in a way designed to be attractive to most people. She's not remotely trying to avoid dominant culture norms and preferences. She has tattoos, just like all the cool kids (and all the not cool kids nowadays)> I've known a few actual counter-cultural types. They don't dress like her.
Toggle Commented May 20, 2020 on Insufficient Kink Detected at davidthompson
G.E.E. would have an operatic opening act called The Screaming Mimis. You've spelled their name wrong, and they are getting a bit old now : They were never very good, although apparently OK live.
Toggle Commented May 19, 2020 on Heavy Water at davidthompson
The irony is that the people most opposed to airlines and us flying lots are also the people who are most in favour of international organisations and solutions. They think people flying in thousands to Climate Change conferences is a good thing. Meanwhile the US-deplorables and Brexit-gammon are all in favour of international flights -- because we are narrow-minded xenophobes. Apparently.
Toggle Commented May 18, 2020 on Heavy Water at davidthompson
How does video length alter monetisation? I say this with a Youtube channel of 100 videos, that I am not monetising. And am not particularly interested in, either.
Toggle Commented May 11, 2020 on The Lockdown Diaries (5) at davidthompson
I hope, in the spirit of the recent art work, that the woman in Steve E's fantasy used lots of talc. Because she's not getting out gracefully otherwise.
Toggle Commented May 8, 2020 on Friday Ephemera at davidthompson
To each his own. I was thinking of something more like this. I'd never get into it though.
Toggle Commented May 8, 2020 on Friday Ephemera at davidthompson
The pleasures of rubber. Disappointing. I was expecting something more along these lines: Latex catsuit. One of the joys of Amazon is seeing what people label, err "niche", goods as. Yeah, I'm sure a Male Latex Catsuit with Front Zipper is for swimming. This is a "stage prop".
Toggle Commented May 8, 2020 on Friday Ephemera at davidthompson
Does my profile pic come up? It's quite a nice one of me.
Toggle Commented May 4, 2020 on Our Betters Hold Cardboard at davidthompson
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