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An open thread, in which to share links and bicker. I’ll set the ball rolling with some lunchtime blues and a memorable encounter. Oh, and as some of you may be shopping from home a little more than usual, please... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at davidthompson
And so, Dr Louise Raw, a suitably woke BBC-employed writer and historian, denounces “virulent class prejudice” as a self-evidently bad thing, and then, in the very next tweet, is publicly amused by the thought of “rich, white, middle-aged men” being... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at davidthompson
Crank the volume for some inter-species punishment. || Today’s word is interloper. || Today’s other word is ambition. || His is better than yours. || Hey, DJ. || Pattern detected. || Apology of note. || Assorted Peel Sessions. || Concerned... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at davidthompson
Wisdom of the woke: So, to recap. You should, like, totally get Big Sexy with whomever - even people you aren’t attracted to, apparently - but if your sexual and romantic appetites are insufficiently niche and radical, and more or... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at davidthompson
An open thread, in which to share links and bicker. But first, a little incongruity: Wave by d’strict, Seoul, South Korea. Via Design You Trust. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at davidthompson
Attention, woke citizens. During the current lockdown, do you feel a need to “challenge microaggressions” – those “verbal, behavioural or environmental indignities that communicate hostile, derogatory or negative racial slights”? Specifically, those committed during video conferencing? According to Michigan State... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2020 at davidthompson
In a shocking plot twist, I’m taking a long weekend and leaving you heathens to devise your own entertainment. To soften the blow, here are some photos of woodland; a suboptimal ceiling fan; the retro pleasures of Poolside FM; a... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2020 at davidthompson
An open thread, in which to share links and bicker. I’ll set the ball rolling with a clarification of note; some feline curiosity; an augmented cat; via Julia, some contemporary scenes; and via Damian, a wondrous feat involving carrier bags.... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2020 at davidthompson
Shower music. || Backyard scenes. || Easy on the yeast. || You want one and you know it. || The new order. || It’s not quite what I’d imagined. || Bad news and good news in close proximity. || Stuck... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2020 at davidthompson
Robert Murphy on the pathologies of the leftist campus: This is not a matter of “Oh, gee, there’s a bunch of people who have different views about whether health insurance should be provided by the government.” That’s not what I’m... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2020 at davidthompson
We have of late been neglecting the arts, and that simply won’t do. By way of correction, here’s another chance to behold the feats of the Austrian choreographer and performance artist Ms Doris Uhlich, filmed earlier this year at Vienna’s... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2020 at davidthompson
“Abolish work.” Or, Buy Me Everything I Want, Now And Forever. Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2020 at davidthompson
The Movnrovian nightly news. (h/t, Damian) || Wee. || Teamwork. || Foreign words of note, with approximate translations. || In a galaxy far, far away. || Aircraft at rest. || Feast inhibitors. (h/t, Joe) || Live webcams of famous places.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2020 at davidthompson
For newcomers and the nostalgic, more items from the archives: Don’t Oppress My People With Your Public Libraries. Woke librarian denounces “so-called ‘knowledge’” of pale people. Ms Leung airs her distaste for “white men ideas” – as if they had... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2020 at davidthompson
Yes, an open thread. In which to share links and bicker. I’ll set the ball rolling with some augmented reality and an offer of possible interest. Oh, and your weekly reminder that members of Antifa are just like normal people... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2020 at davidthompson
Dr Lecter’s twilight years. || The underwater hotel suite you’ve always wanted. (h/t, Dicentra) || Witchcraft. (h/t, Tim) || Cinema takes its toll. (h/t, Ben) || Motion-sensor flower lamps. || Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster, 1965. || Joys of parenthood, part... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2020 at davidthompson
It’s with an almost nascent nostalgia that I recall the coining of the Gen Z “sexual recession”: a patronising concern that our youngest generation would be rendered psychosexually stunted, unable or unwilling to fornicate due to over-exposure to smartphones, social... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2020 at davidthompson
An open thread, you cry, in which to share links and bicker. Okay, then. I’m obliging that way. I’ll set the ball rolling with an unenticing offer; ten hours of Dune; a notable absence of handrails; via Darleen, some lively... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2020 at davidthompson
At the University of North Texas, a small act of mockery proves revealing: When [maths professor, Nathaniel] Hiers noticed “a stack of flyers” on microaggressions in the department faculty lounge in November, he read them and found the ideas wanting.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2020 at davidthompson
Potato game upgraded. || Starfish tippy-toes. || The thrill of pond water. || I’m pretty sure I’ve done this. (h/t, Dicentra) || The pieties of our betters, a brief compilation. || Possibly related. || Police escort. || Steep. || Explorers.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2020 at davidthompson
As we confront the reality of COVID-19, the idea of living self-sufficiently in the woods, far from crowds and grocery stores, doesn’t sound so bad. From the pages of Outside magazine, the romance of the primitive: I’m on my way... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2020 at davidthompson
In the pages of Teen Vogue. Because masked misfit sociopaths are inspirational and totes dreamy. According to Teen Vogue, Antifa’s behaviour, a collective Cluster-B disorder, is merely “militant self-defence.” A construal that, shall we say, bears little relationship with the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2020 at davidthompson
Hog toys. || Big Bob ahoy. || Witches’ brew. || Build your own engines. || Dog versus leaf blower, metamorphosis begins. || At all times, dignity. || Godzilla versus Mito Komon. || A gift for the mother-in-law. || Good idea.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2020 at davidthompson
Can you access a broader intelligence and gain quick information without having to use your logical mind? From the pages of Everyday Feminism, an offer you can’t refuse. Sharpen your sense of self-awareness. Just $35. Consider this an open thread.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2020 at davidthompson
For Mother’s Day I asked for one thing: a house cleaning service. In the pages of Harper’s Bazaar, Gemma Hartley bemoans the chore of getting her multiple bathrooms cleaned by someone else. Actually, the clean bathrooms are, it turns out,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2020 at davidthompson