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Or, The Cause Of All The Banging And Salty Epithets. After close to sixteen years, this blog has a new home. Come see. Bring cake. Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2022 at davidthompson
With my brief absence having doubtless resulted in the rending of hair and garments, it’s as good a time as any to remind patrons that this rickety barge is kept afloat by the kindness of strangers. If you’d like to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2022 at davidthompson
Genevieve Gluck brings news from Scandinavia: A man in Norway is sparking outrage on social media after he was sympathetically interviewed about his decision to begin identifying as a disabled woman... In the interview, [he] stated that he had always... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2022 at davidthompson
As Typepad is only intermittently functional at the moment, and with some “additional maintenance” occurring this weekend, and with attempts to get anything done during that process a recipe for meltdowns and mood stabilisers, I’ll be taking a few days... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2022 at davidthompson
From the pages of Scary Mommy, where ladies of a progressive bent share their fever dreams, Could Witchcraft Make You A Better Parent? Real Witches Say ‘Yes’ I suspect the word real is creaking under the strain there. Other creaking... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2022 at davidthompson
More items from the archives: She’s Seething With Empowerment. A Guardian contributor encounters a small act of courtesy, screaming ensues. Ms Huckeba continues, “No, you cannot open this door for me! You wouldn’t have opened it two years ago, so... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2022 at davidthompson
Let’s call it a partial success. || Sorcery, perhaps. || Ripe and juicy. || Road manners. || Relaxing in the bosom of nature. (h/t, Tim) || For breast-fondling enthusiasts. || Our betters, being so clever, forgot to bring their own.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2022 at davidthompson
And back in the world of contrived racial grievance, Job postings and corporate ‘About Us’ pages often include a statement about the company fostering an environment where employees can bring their ‘whole selves’ to work. But how often do these... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2022 at davidthompson
Meanwhile, in academia – specifically, the University of Southern California - it’s “Sex Week,” and so: “Exploring Sensuality and Herbalism,” slated for Tuesday, will be a “virtual evening of plant-play and exploring pleasure, sensuality, and herbalism.” If you feel an... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2022 at davidthompson
As the activist delight in vandalism and traffic obstruction has cropped up in the comments, along with their bizarre rationalisations, I thought it might be worth revisiting some earlier rumblings on the subject. For instance, It’s interesting just how often... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2022 at davidthompson
His, quite frankly, is bigger than yours. || After several fortifying beverages, he did it for science (a thread). || Buyer’s remorse. || How to suck rubble. || Cutting the cheese. || Cool-dude styling. || How to make a moon... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2022 at davidthompson
Some items from the archives: How Dare You Not Pretend. On pronouns, politeness, and the strange mental rumblings of Ms Laurie Penny. Regarding rudeness, I’m generally polite by default, at least in person, and don’t go out of my way... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2022 at davidthompson
Jonathan Kay shares the, um, joys of fully intersectional Canadian television: The taxpayer-funded media colossus known as the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has unveiled a new show called Lido TV, in which a pair of talking tomatoes (they look like testicles,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2022 at davidthompson
Three words: post-coital fondue. || Tongue action. || Twitter: The Movie. || He nipped outside for a smoke. || The thrill of carpet fitting. || Cyberpunk excitement. || How to empty one of these with optimal speed. || They have... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2022 at davidthompson
Jonathan Kay on woke mysticism and the latest must-have identity niche: [O]ne of the main themes of the 32-page document is that the task of defining the Two-Spirit concept is (quite literally) beyond the powers of Western language and epistemology.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2022 at davidthompson
A lady descending, for unladylike reasons. || He wanted a piece of that action. || An alternative to towing. || Welcome to the clown timeline. || Selective umbrage detected. || Ceaseless innovation. (h/t, pst314) || Incoming. || Not for the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2022 at davidthompson
One for our ongoing series on the progressive retail experience. I believe this is part 445: A young woman asks in a brazen voice as the destruction and theft rages behind her, “Are y’all gonna make the sandwiches or are... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2022 at davidthompson
Both literal and ideological: I love to dance, but I’m a bit picky about music. If Motown is playing, I’m guaranteed to have a transcendent in-my-body experience, whereas electronic dance music is hit and miss. I was, however, determined to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2022 at davidthompson
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... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2022 at davidthompson
Further to recent rumblings in the comments, the Globe and Mail’s Phoebe Maltz Bovy offers what I believe is called a hot take: Most will be familiar with the following scenario: a young girl, a teen or tween, gets in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2022 at davidthompson
Number four. The discovery of fire. Consider this an open thread. Share ye links and bicker. Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2022 at davidthompson
Nommy nommy nom. || New rap sensation. || The rest of the rainbow. || “White people are the reason I can’t lose weight.” || Instant woman. || Karate Girl, 1973. || A rethinking of priorities. || A detailed, two-part analysis... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2022 at davidthompson
Some items from the archives: No Black Lights Were Available. New York Times contributor is oppressed by pedestrian-crossing traffic lights. Mr Kaufman - who can doubtless detect racism in the motions of subatomic particles - would have us believe that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2022 at davidthompson
And in totally-radical-toilet news: Female students at one of Latin America’s top Universities say trans activists staged a coup of a single-sex washroom on their campus, It started, you see, with feminist students painting a lesbian pride symbol on a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2022 at davidthompson
“Equitable Vaseline.” || Lost and found (or, Your Mother Must Never Hear Of This). || She’s explaining who she is, you see. || Nipping of note. || Oddly, it didn’t catch on. || And this beast from the 80s also... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2022 at davidthompson