I get the distinct impression that he keeps her in the dark about a lot of things.
Archive for Say What?
Perhaps you should move to Kazakhstan, where no one is likely to give a flying fish.
Did you ever think we were losing our links to the agricultural world in which we used to dwell?
— Sarah Boesveld (@sarahboesveld) July 10, 2019
Totally forgotten, I suspect.
Okay, maybe that’s a stretch. Still, it’s gotta be Hammer Time:
(Via Captain Cabbage.)
The big selling point of Wikipedia, of course, is that literally anyone can edit it. The major fault with Wikipedia, of course, is that literally anyone can edit it. The end result is something like this, found by the Brickmuppet:
I note that this article is now padlocked.
And this one is no different:
(Via Jesse Barrett.)
Get your sexist label off that brew [warning: autostart video]:
A popular beer festival in the U.K. is trying to encourage more female beer drinkers — and they’re attempting to do so by eliminating sexist beer names from their stock.
The Great British Beer Festival, which started August 6 and will run until Saturday, August 10, will no longer allow beer companies to bring in merchandise that disparages women with sexist names.
Of the beers that have been banned by the festival’s organizers at the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) are Dizzy Blonde, Slack Alice (which is described as “a little tart”), Leg-Spreader and Village Bike, Metro reported. The ban also includes inappropriate designs of women on the beer labels themselves.
This is, I suspect, just the first step:
“It’s hard to understand why some brewers would actively choose to alienate the vast majority of their potential customers with material likely to only appeal to a tiny and shrinking percentage,” said Abigail Newton, the national organizer for CAMRA, in a press release. “We need to do more to encourage female beer drinkers, which are currently only 17 percent of the population, despite the fact that they make up more than 50 percent of the potential market.”
I can’t imagine them ever reaching 50 percent, but 17 seems awfully feeble. Then again, I’ve known some ladies who could put it away: younger sister, I swear, would have grown a third arm if she thought it would make her a three-fisted drinker.
School will be starting before you know it:
(From WTM via Miss Cellania.)
A history lesson from Robert Stacy McCain, somewhat undone by typos, or whatever:
The situation in Honduras took at bad turn about 10 years ago. Manuel Zelaya was elected president in 2006 as a liberal reformer, but in office began forming alliances with the Castro regime in Cuba and Hugo Chavez in Venezuela. When he proposed a referendum to change the Constitution in Honduras, the military resisted. Zelaya was overthrown and sent into exile, and the Obama administration shrugged.
Thereafter, it goes troppo:
There is no magic formula that can cure the problems of Honduras. A rhetoric of “democracy” and “human rights” serves only to foster the delusion that there is something we, as Americans, can do to solve problems we did not actually cause, but for which we are unfairly blamed. Describing the ouster of Zendaya as a “U.S.-backed coup,” for example, is misleading, making it seem as if Obama did this through a CIA plot. As much as I hate to give any credit to Obama or Hillary Clinton, they were confronted with a difficult situation in Honduras and accepting the post-coup government as legitimate was probably the best thing to do.
Huh? How was Zendaya, a fearsomely beautiful singer/actress, ousted in a U.S.-backed coup?
The misprint goes on and on:
If it is true that Hillary opposed Zendaya’s restoration because of concerns that he might follow the path of Chavez in Venezuela, she deserves either credit for her wisdom or blame for her folly, but you can’t have it both ways. Personally, as a conservative, I’m inclined to say she did the right thing, and however bad things are in Honduras now, they would be much worse if Zendaya had gone in the direction of Chavez.
A couple of the commenters fell victim to the same syndrome.
Does this look like an ousted Central American dictator to you?
I can assure you that Bing doesn’t do this:
i’ve been crying at this for the past 10 minutes pic.twitter.com/7kaFogaRQF
— (@redwingromanoff) June 8, 2019
(Via Andrea Harris.)
And that’s putting it mildly:
Um, yeah. Since that’s about 2500 degrees above the temperature of the surface of the sun — Celsius/Kelvin degrees, not that flimsy Fahrenheit stuff — I’m impressed that it was possible to get a picture of the readout before the entire machine, and the entire vicinity thereto, was vaporized.
(Source. I hope, for the sake of the solar system, that this is a fake.)
Although it may not be enough. Sean Gleeson observes:
Dear Crafco: I drive by your sign twice a day. You know, if you would change your logotype to use lowercase letters, it would not look so much like CRAPCO.
He’s right, you know.
This mudderducking squirrel is from Brooklyn:
Dem Brooklyn squirrels, dey’ll rip yer nuts off.
Tucked into yesterday’s real-estate section:
We have always lived in east Edmond.
Apparently this is a possible Instant Pot® display:
Never heard that kind of language from a Crock-Pot (made by a Rival company).
In between two messages from Walgreens — there are only two possible messages from Walgreens, either “Your prescriptions are ready” or “Your prescriptions are not ready” — I found this item obviously intended for someone else:
Genevieve, your appointment with 104th Family Dental is at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. We’re excited to see you!
The name, of course, refers to the location: 1144 Southwest 104th Street. Dr Wendy Holder is in charge. I don’t know if I’d want to have dental work that close to dinnertime, but hey, I’m not Genevieve.
Oh, and Walgreens pulled a Heisenberg on me: I have four prescriptions pending, and they’ve filled two.
So, just the three? pic.twitter.com/LdTWQtyh07
— Anthony Kaan (@Anthony_Kaan) March 31, 2019
“And that, children, is how we wound up with a wall from Tegucigalpa to Harlingen.”
And by “we,” I mean the people who are supposed to be telling us about the weather:
A powerful “bomb cyclone” storm that’s expected to bring blizzard conditions to the high plains states has prompted a high wind advisory [Wednesday] for Springfield and southwest Missouri.
Spoiler alert: It is neither a bomb nor a cyclone, both of which mean different things, and cyclone is another meteorological phenomenon that serves as a poor metaphor for the rotation of a low pressure system. Also, bomb is a sudden explosion metaphor, and a low pressure system is not a sudden or fast thing.
Why not call it a regional coldnado?
Down here in Soonerland, we’d refer to it as “Wednesday.”
I am starting to get the sense that all the meteorologists are millennials whose life experience consists of reading contemporary reports of how nothing has ever been like this before.
And who are sworn to uphold the perverse belief that we must spend trillions of dollars to make sure nothing is ever like this again. Like that’s actually going to work anywhere but in bad fiction.
Or something like that:
— x-Patricia (@Cherrykissesetc) April 8, 2019
(Via Dawn Summers.)
This starts out unreadable and gradually becomes more so: Looking for a site that allow free speech videos without have a ban?
That’s sort of comprehensible, but then:
Hi there, there is very concern about getting ban if a video is about free speech for being good reason but however not YouTube can, because they have cooperated with law enforcements that have someone access my information what it called invasion of privacy. I have aware of lawyers but I am asking everyone to help me. So is there another video sites? Not dailymotion, vimeo, twitch and youtube.
God forbid he should actually disclose the “good reason.” I’m betting he’s desperately in love with an eight-year-old and would not like to be thrown in jail.
And if actual Members of Parliament are coming up with stuff like this, you have to wonder why the Eurocrats in Brussels are so anxious to have Britain remain in the disconfederation:
Getting all Lynne Truss about commas is totally off brand for me, but in this case I'm going to make an exception https://t.co/5i4NYuRsxZ
— Debbie Cameron (@wordspinster) April 5, 2019
Lynne Truss is best known for her book Eats Shoots and Leaves, not at all set in the Wild, Wild West.
(Via Nancy Friedman.)
And if not, why not?
(Via Overheard in Waitrose.)
Earlier this week in the Daily Mail:
Some words can be infuriating — and “GOAT” — tops the list of America’s most annoying slang terminology in 2019.
An abbreviation for “Greatest of All Time,” GOAT is followed by “bae,” “hangry,” “Gucci” and “ghost” as the top five most annoying slang words in the American lexicon, according to a new survey.
Researchers at OnePoll talked to 2,000 U.S. adults to determine which words are the most irritating, when slang is acceptable — and who should avoid it altogether.
There follows a chart with a couple dozen more. And if you’re too ennui-ridden to read, well, someone at a Toledo TV station has read it and put it on a Teleprompter:
(With thanks, and maybe apologies, to Tanisha Taitt.)
Actually, this is the first time I’ve ever heard this:
The screenshot came from Arizona, but this woman could come from only one place:
Authorities say a Florida woman is blaming a windy day for the cocaine that police found in her purse.
WPLG reported Kennecia Posey was one of two passengers in a car stopped by Fort Pierce police in late March. Police say an officer smelled marijuana and that, after searching the car, cocaine and marijuana in separate bags were found inside a purse Posey had on her lap.
Authorities say they questioned Posey about the drugs. According to the police report, Posey responded: “It’s a windy day. It must have flown through the window and into my purse.”
It appears that this happened in late March 2018, since the wire story bears a September date.
Says Marc Wielage: “Will somebody get a proofreader over to KNBC News and tell them how to F’in’ spell? Especially a headline!”
“We can’t afford an editor. Do you know what it costs just to keep Kathy Vara in pantyhose?”
I missed this in Monday’s paper, but caught it again on a second look. This was a little column-filling squib explaining how to tune in the Thunder game:
Another example of why copy editing by machine doesn’t work.
A seasonal hazard, perhaps:
And now, commentary from the late Harry Nilsson:
Doesn’t say it all, but it says enough.
And does it even matter?
It's been nice knowing you all, but I don't think I will survive this. pic.twitter.com/8YBe1Qeyt5
— Sooner Terry (@golfluvr13) March 6, 2019
To think that I gripe at mere single digits.
And anyway, I don’t need but one:
(Via Jeff Thompson.)