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Goodness, that’s a big one. || Suboptimal sights. || They bend. || It turns out the Minecraft world is actually quite big. || Attempt at playful belly-rubbing not entirely successful. || Desire me now or I will call you names.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at davidthompson
Further to this and this, Max Eden reveals what “prioritising equity” actually looks like: [T]he Ohio Department of Education kicked off this school year by promoting… its recommended “Anti-Racist Allyship Starter Pack,” a resource for social studies teachers… It’s not... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at davidthompson
For newcomers, more items from the archives: Artists For Gaia. Our betters sail north at taxpayer expense. Gas is released courageously. Such was the level of inspiration, some of the assembled artists began to work their creative magic immediately: “Tracy... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at davidthompson
The timeless smell of Hopkins. || Scenes. (h/t, Julia) || Construction site scenes. || The thrill of kidney stones. || In the Ningaloo Canyons. || Attention, housewives. Do not clean clothes with gasoline. (h/t, Things) || Acting in trying circumstances.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2020 at davidthompson
Further to this item here, Rafi steers us to more “equity” news, this time from the public high schools of San Francisco: Lowell [High School] has for decades admitted students based on a score that takes into account grade-point average... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2020 at davidthompson
An open thread, in which to share links and bicker. Oh, and here’s Dennis Prager talking to Douglas Murray about the rot of academia, the cultivation of resentment, the importance of gratitude, and the rise of childish worldviews: Have at... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2020 at davidthompson
Board members say the changes are part of a larger effort to combat racism. From the schools of San Diego, some “equity” news: Students will no longer be graded based on a yearly average, or on how late they turn... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2020 at davidthompson
In case of emergency, how to move the solar system. (h/t, Elephants Gerald) || Little wooden woods. || Gardening gloves of note. || Grounds for divorce, a possible series. || Augmented reality for dogs. || I’m sensing doubt. || Just... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2020 at davidthompson
FIRE report on the fallout of a class on global trade: As it has in earlier years, [adjunct professor Richard] Taylor’s instruction focused on early global trade, including trade in silver and potatoes. As part of the class, he also... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2020 at davidthompson
Headpool. || Cranky when peckish. || From King Kong to Fleischer’s Superman, animated scenes. || “Pull on string” and other things seen by car mechanics. || The unspanked, a possible series. || Inconvenience of note. || Biometric security using veins.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2020 at davidthompson
Time for an open thread, I think. In which to share links and bicker. Oh, and over on the shopping channel QVC, the conversation turns to higher matters. Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2020 at davidthompson
Time for another visit to the pages of Scary Mommy, a publication for progressive mothers, and where Ms Christine Organ has a problem: For years, I’ve known that I have trouble sitting still, that I find projects and things to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2020 at davidthompson
In the UK in the last census, it turned out that people who identified as white British were a minority in 23 out of the 33 boroughs in London. Now, if you were born in the 1960s, say, which isn’t... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2020 at davidthompson
Yes, a chance to throw together your own pile of links and oddities in the comments. I’ll set the ball rolling with a photoshoot of note; some questionable signage; via Perry, what to do in a crisis; a breakthrough in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2020 at davidthompson
Via Andy Ngo, an offer you can’t refuse: Also, open thread. Share ye links and bicker. Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2020 at davidthompson
Like lots of women I know, I have anxiety. And, like lots of women I know, my anxiety manifests itself in ways that are unique to me. Namely, my strongest attacks occur in my sleep. In the pages of Scary... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2020 at davidthompson
Charlotte Allen on the farcical racial pantomime of Jessica Krug: On September 9th, Krug abruptly resigned from her job as associate professor of African history at George Washington University. Apparently fearing imminent exposure, she confessed that she had passed herself... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2020 at davidthompson
A moment of new-parent panic. || De-pouching. || Somehow, I’d never seen a punt gun. || Full points for grip. || Atop a turbine. || Our betters are the clever ones. || Bathing scenes. || Beware of the dog. ||... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2020 at davidthompson
Among the many calamities of the pandemic, one of the under-reported ones is the sweeping obliteration of social dance, particularly in its most popular form: dancing to the selections of a DJ. Yes, it’s the ever-groovy Guardian. Specifically, a piece... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2020 at davidthompson
The Other Half thinks that some of you may be amused by this. Previously. Update, via the comments: Joan asks, drily, “Is it performance art?” Well, in a manner of speaking, I suppose it is. It’s all rather performative and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2020 at davidthompson
That was not what I was expecting. || Speck at speed. || Pattern detected. || Peekaboo. || Because you like a project: How to make a brass and steel 8-ball. || Old bill. || Jellybean corn. || Boyfriend material. ||... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2020 at davidthompson
Heather Mac Donald on the new woke rules: Sunday’s anti-cop riots in Lancaster, Pa., have made the current de facto rules of engagement clear: Officers may never defend themselves against lethal force if their attacker is a minority. They should... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2020 at davidthompson
Theodore Dalrymple on pretentious guilt and moral grandiosity: But posing and posturing have become a mass phenomenon, the tattooing of our time. Of nothing is this more true than contemporary Woke morality. Whereas not long ago young people of the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2020 at davidthompson
I’m not entirely sure what’s happening here. || Plaything of note. || Today’s word is ambition. || A searchable archive of old book illustrations. (h/t, Things) || The village of upside-down boat houses. (h/t, PiperPaul) || Premature greeting. || Snout... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2020 at davidthompson
Time for an open thread, I think. In which to share links and bicker. Oh, and I’ll leave this here. Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2020 at davidthompson