26 November 2017

Link round-up for 26 November 2017

A song attacking the NFL kneeling protests draws hilarious mockery.

Enjoy some amusing moments from Arab TV.

This is the face of being caught in the act.

Behold, the Play-Doh of Satan.

Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas any more.

Waitress, can you please remove this pesky lizard?

Best hobby ever (found via Mendip) -- #7 reminds me of Moses somehow.....

You'll love these handy household tips.

Watch this one with the sound on.

Somebody's into cat vore.

If you own an illuminated sign, do proper maintenance on it.

"Divorce cakes" are now a thing, apparently.

What if The Call of Cthulhu were a Dr. Seuss book?

Tama the stationmaster cat has ascended to the pantheon.

RedState discovers neo-Nazi furries, with amusing results.

I think this statue actually represents the Catholic priesthood rather well.

"I was minding the desk at the Mollusk Division....."

Stupid vandal is stupid.

Worst ad gif ever.

Christian sects are summed up in one cartoon (found via Internet Monk).

See the car.

I wonder why the kid keeps up that habit.

Was that Thanksgiving turkey an agent of Islamic jihad?

Bored high-schoolers resort to art (found via Mendip).

Fundies have discovered a new stealth attack in the War on Christmas (if you haven't seen it, here's my own post on the true meaning of Christmas).  But don't weaponize your Christmas tree.

Truly a personalized garment.

Pigs are big.

Do you.....understand?

See how crayons are made.

Get your own moonlight.

There's a reason why the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park looked so convincing.

Why couldn't we have had an Alien film like this instead of the Prometheus/Covenant rubbish?

Some of these media types aren't such a big deal as they think they are.

Imagine trying to have a rational conversation with this person.

Losing net neutrality would be a disaster, but we still have time to save it.

Alabama pastors exult in misogyny.  Then there's Frank Radish and Earl Wise.  Maybe it just reflects Evangelical culture.

That "future liberals want" photo actually has a deeper meaning.

Meet Emily Blackwell and Marie Equi, inspirational women from the 19th century.

Blogger Steve M pwns a prude.

Police protect their own.

Remember who truly dishonors soldiers.

This man spent 39 years in prison for crimes he didn't commit.  Remember him next time you feel the impulse to judge someone guilty before all the facts are in.  And people like this are not helping.

The Field Negro has some thoughts on sexual harassers.  Dervish Sanders looks at the Franken-Tweeden case.

Indeed, this was always boring.

Josh Marshall and Booman Tribune look at the coming crisis of online news.

The bad guys are the ones who are constantly telling everyone else what they can and can't do.

They don't like it when their hypocrisy is exposed.

They're just tormenting people for fun now.

This is a "culture"?

Evangelicals supported Trump out of paranoia, but they'll regret it.  Their hypocrisy is reaching unsustainable extremes (found via Tell Me a Story).

The rich are different from you and me.

Don't forget the everyday injustices that go on around us.

Holy men are what they are, in one religion or another.

In the comments thread to this post, Daniel Wilcox and I discuss one of mankind's greatest life-saving inventions.

This is an exaggeration, but there's truth in it.

Republican concerns about free speech and abortion are, shall we say, selective (found via Fair and Unbalanced).

How humiliating -- disarmed by a dwarf.

Pitcher plants are batshit crazy.

Dentistry has a history (found via TYWKIWDBI).

The "simpleton" model (not what you're thinking) may explain why people sometimes commit acts that seem uncharacteristic of them.

Tom Björklund paints character studies of Neanderthals and other prehistoric peoples.

Reminder -- here's how Scotland greeted Trump.

The European Union will face serious budget shortfalls due to Britain's departure, and will lose out if there's a tariff warMy comments here.

There are some sore losers in Australia.

A survey of Arabs in Israel finds 65% non-religious -- and 60% "proud to be Israeli".

Freedom-minded Iranian women have started recording harassers on video.

Mexico and China surge ahead with solar power (found via Crooks and Liars).

Egypt hits back at terrorists who murdered over 300 people at a Sinai mosque.  The mosque was used largely by Sufis, a splinter group of Muslim "mystics" whom Sunni extremists regard as heretics.

I'm a bit surprised that this surprises anybody.

Harbinger?  Democrat Allison Ikley-Freeman, an out lesbian socialist married to a black woman, just won an election in an Oklahoma district which Trump carried by a two-to-one margin.  In Seattle, abusive politicians are being repudiated.

On child molestation, Republican views have evolved.

Jonathan Bernstein makes the case for superdelegates (found via Fair and Unbalanced).

Yeah, the post is full of ideological shrapnel and the comments are deranged, but when a headline like "Hyper-Partisanship Is More Dangerous Than 'The Left'" appears on RedState, it may be a sign of the End Times.

"This is what happens when you make your politics a part of your identity, instead of a way to solve problems."

Evil advances step-by-step.  Here's a familiar face back again (found via Yellowdog Granny).

Read the real story of Paul Ryan's Cindy the tax-cut mom.  NRO's Andrew Stuttaford is unimpressed with the tax "reform" plan.

[311 days down, 1,151 days to go until the inauguration of a real President!]


Blogger Pinku-Sensei said...

I guess that story about snails and shopping malls was even funnier than I thought. You aren't alone. Kevin Robbins of Hometown USA liked it, too. Now I wonder if it has anything to do with the cartoon you used to illustrate this post.

Just the same, I expected you to link to my post about minor parties being the Underwear Gnomes of U.S. politics, since you left two comments on it. Speaking of which, I finally responded to you. I plan on turning my response to you into a post on my own blog. Also, I don't mind you leaving long comments. Better you than the spammers!

I found the post about "simpletons" to be very informative. The rest of the blog looks like it would be something I should read, too. Thanks for finding it!

Finally, some of my friends on Facebook posted the link to the Red State post about alt-reich-furries as well. They thought it was hilarious, especially the horrified "OMG, the call is coming from inside the house" reaction. Red State is having the kind of response to Trump that Little Green Footballs had to the election of Obama; a realization that succumbing to the temptation to move even farther to the right will lead to madness. LGF moved to the left. Red State is acting like the Red Queen -- running as hard as it can to stay in place.

27 November, 2017 07:20  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Pinku: Well, you have to admit that "I was minding the desk at the Mollusk Division....." is a classic line. As for the third parties post, I was thinking of adapting the comment I left there into a post (it's certainly long enough), and I'd have linked to yours from there.

I didn't have anything specific in mind with the Karma cartoon. There's a lot of things these days it could be applicable to.

Brane Space is certainly one of the more intellectual blogs out there. I read it pretty regularly.

It seemed like RedState was at least as freaked out at discovering the existence of furries as at the Alt-Right connection. Heaven forbid anyone tells them about vore or shipping or DeviantArt, the poor innocent dears.

27 November, 2017 09:31  
Anonymous nonnie9999 said...

All I want to do right now is go out, buy some marshmallows and burn them.

I hope that guy makes money from his hobby. What does it say about fashion when he looks better than some of the originals?

Love the household hacks. #1 made me spit on my keyboard. #4 is just common sense. #9 made me say "Oy vey!" I live by #10. It has saved me lots of money in car repairs.

Omigosh! The statue of the saint. Maybe the sculptor should have left the yeast out of the bread. Then again, still might have been yucky. Maybe should have replaced the bread with a prune danish.

Nothing says stupid like vandalizing in a public place while wearing a neon green T-shirt with the name of your employer emblazoned on it.

I don't think I will be eating cheese any time soon. That reminded me of the old Isuzu ads. Their slogan was go farther, and it would appear on the screen one letter at a time. If you froze the picture, at one point it would say go fart. It ran for years, and I couldn't believe none of their ad people noticed.

I'll never look at a car the same way again.

Pigs can be huge. Look at the one living in the White House.

I'm so disillusioned. I thought crayons came from melted rainbows.

Aside from the amorality and crassness of crying over the drain of molesters leaving the entertainment industry, Dylan Byers is an asshole who apparently knows nothing of history. If he thinks there has never been an instance of so many artists being forced to walk away does not remember the 1940s and 1950s and the blacklisting of so much talent, the vast majority guilty of nothing.

27 November, 2017 17:11  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

That struck me as well about the fashion hobbyist. I think most "fashion" these days has reached a dead end and is just floundering. Globally, hundreds of cultures have been designing clothes for thousands of years. If there's an idea that hasn't been tried already, there's probably a good reason why it hasn't been tried.

I wonder if household hack #9 inspired Dr. Guillotin.

I really think some of these disastrous ads are deliberately made that way by creative people bored out of their skulls by the inane things they're forced to do for money. The same might be true of the Catholic statue. Who can believe that the person carving that didn't ever notice what it looked like?

If Trump is a pig (do pigs come in orange?), it should be brought to Joni Ernst's attention.

Excellent point about the old Hollywood blacklists. Over the centuries vast amounts of talent have been sacrificed to primitive taboos, witch-hunts, and paranoia.

27 November, 2017 19:40  
Blogger Pinku-Sensei said...

"As for the third parties post, I was thinking of adapting the comment I left there into a post (it's certainly long enough), and I'd have linked to yours from there."

It's your comment. Go right ahead. I'll wait until you do and then post my response.

"Heaven forbid anyone tells them about vore or shipping or DeviantArt, the poor innocent dears."


28 November, 2017 05:55  
Anonymous nonnie9999 said...

Like the Disney stills that include some rather racy images. Error or the illustrators having a little bit of fun (or rebellion) and laughing to themselves?

28 November, 2017 15:37  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Pinku: I am sometimes amazed by realizing what kind of things cultural conservatives are sometimes amazed by. They really do seem to be insulated from modern cultural diversity and the way the internet has helped it to flourish.

Nonnie: I'm sure there's a vast amount of subtle subversion out there being carried out by creative people, especially those trapped in the depths of capitalist anthills run by grey, humorless authoritarians who would never spot or suspect such thing.

28 November, 2017 18:25  

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