Found art, or perhaps I mean found oorts?
Fortunately for me, true understanding is not required for deep enjoyment. Smut Clyde, sir, I’d propose, except we’re both married to other people, and also located on opposite sides of the globe…
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So, how many people would have to whine to google to get them to place this in front of a given link?
Because I would totally organize a couple of hundred people to do this to Sully (for instance).
45th Anniversary of the Orangeburg Massacare.
“On a February night 45 years ago, a linebacker on the South Carolina State football team named Robert Lee Davis went with three or four teammates to a bowling alley just off the black college’s campus in Orangeburg. Theirs was not an act of recreation but of political protest. “
May I say that Mika is a stupid fucking bitch?
Odd that I have absolutely no memory of this event. Human history is so littered with these ugly episodes that many just get lost in the shuffle and thats a shame.
Thanks for posting that link
MayNEED I say that Mika is a stupid fucking bitch? ftfy
sitting next to Shmoe I’m sure IQ points are drained off, like a star next to a black hole, the black hole sucks the life out of the star & returns nothing. Lately I feel like I am suffering the same effect at work every day
@Schlemizel: We were still in the field in the wake of the Blue House and Pueblo. What I do know is that in April MLK was killed and I’ll never forget the reaction of one especially militant brother from Chicago. “I’m surprised it took so long for them to kill that Uncle Tom”. Context was everything.
@Schlemizel: I believe that’s only for sites that google host themselves.
@MikeJ: Google applies that warning to any Blogger account that is reported as “abusive.”
At JFK, boarding one of the last flights out before the blizzard hits. SF weather has to be better than what’s coming for the Northeast.
@M. Bouffant: Right, and google owns blogger.
You know it isn’t a blanket application, I mean otherwise most the threads here would have content warnings on them. And if we could organize to apply those labels to RedState or FreeRepublic most the troglodites would be hitting the ‘I don’t understand but let me in’ button. It’s true. They hardly understand anything it seems.
If I judge by the local TV news, people are kind of going overboard in preparing for the blizzard. They’re stripping supermarket shelves and draining gas stations in a manner that would suggest that under ordinary circumstances, they keep no food in the house and generally drive around with a nearly empty gas tank. Is it really that big of a deal to be snowed in for a couple of days over a February weekend?
@Kirbster: Just based off the price of gas, I drive around with a half full tank or less. I can’t imagine that’s uncommon.
Oh, since Open Thread, the first (that fans are aware of) openly gay fighter will be fighting in the first female match in the UFC on Feb 23rd. I don’t know if it’s history making, but definitely groundbreaking in both regards. Her name is Liz Carmouche and she’s also a USMC vet. She was brought in to be the sacrificial lamb to the female “rockstar” of the sport Rhonda Rousey, but Liz has very heavy hands, so we’ll see.
If anyone is interested.
@Cassidy: I have restricted my gas usage to no more than $15/wk, usually $10, for a small 5 spd vehicle. I’ve restricted my buying habits to a 5 mi radius of grocery store, drugstore, dollar store and thrift store (where I buy not only clothes, but used household goods as well). It’s the rare occasion that I actually have to leave this area to buy something, and I never buy online, either, since FedEx and other delivery services have a huge carbon footprint.
Working to reduce my own carbon footprint even more.
This is awesome:
dance around in your bones
Riddled is hysterically funny – haven’t I seen Smut Clyde around here before? I recognize some of the nyms in the comments, too.
I’m having to stifle myself to keep from waking up the little monsters in the house.
I don’t understand and I wish to continue.
scary that none of what passes as investigative reporting has twigged to this yet……
It is in cold areas. This practice will create condensation. If that water gets into the tiny gas lines and freezes, you are SOL.
I know: I can imagine people in suburbs, or rural areas freaking out about supplies (a la Halloween Blizzard of ’11); but I’ve seen outbursts of shelf-stripping even here in Manhattan – where, even in the worst storms, one always has emergency food available in the form of a Chinese restaurant on nearly every block.
My favorite blizzard-supplies story dates back to 1996, though: in preparation for a big storm, I went to a local market to get some stuff, and noticed a woman with a shopping cart loaded with all sorts of odd items, including about a dozen or more packets of Jello. I really had to wonder just how bad it would have to get in NYC if one had to rely on Jello as your emergency rations…
@dance around in your bones: Looks like the crowd from Alicublog and Sadly No, maybe some LGMers, which is a great crowd.
@dance around in your bones:
I’ve got just the place for this.
Of course it is. There’s no more football on TV!
We are doing the same. Obviously many of the things we buy in our little five mile radius are trucked in from elsewhere but we have really cut down on our gas consumption. We are also fortunate to have a real downtown with lots of diverse offerings.
I thought to myself, “OK, gonna be snowed in for two, possibly three days, and I’ve got no food in the house. Better figure out what I need.”
Then I started looking through the cabinets and freezer and realized I had plenty of food for the weekend.
This is how it is in First World Problemstan: we have so much food available we forget what food we have. “Storm shopping” is more about making sure you have the food you’ll want at any given moment, not the food you’ll need.
If anyone’s listening, our strange little buggy-things continue. Basically when I load up BJ, I get the same page view as I got last time I loaded it. I then need to deliberately hit reload to get the page to come up to date. Something’s not telling the browser that the page has changed automatically.
It’s also stopped remembering who I am and what my e-mail address is (a bug others have reported).
Y’all read the comments for that graphic?
@raven: As a white, anti-war, college student at the time, I was one of thousands protesting the invasion of Cambodia and the killing of four Kent State college students. Being part of the protests made a huge impression on me. The iconic photo, the song “Ohio,” are an essential part of my understanding of the history of America during the time of my youth.
But I had never even heard of what happened at Orangeburg, where three college students were killed.
Much food for thought.
@raven: Thanks for the reminder of the Orangeburg Massacre. It’s taken one hell of a lot of courage to make things better over the years.
Hope you’re well-provisioned for body and spirit for this weekend as the forecast looks to be pretty dire for your Great State. Our friends in Portland and Round Pond have emailed that early snowfall has been heavier than expected and this is well before the brunt of the blizzard arrives tonight.
Also too, was there any “walk-back”/follow-up/push-back to LePage’s most recent declaration to schoolchildren that newspapers were the greatest danger to Maine’s citizens? Or at this point does his chronic demagoguery and oafishness no longer elicit much outrage or attention? His disgraceful term in office ends in 2014, right?
@Kirbster: i ran out of bread last night. so i went to get some. madness. apparently bread is a fantastic insulator or something? i’m not sure what it is that drives the run on bread, but it’s alwasys been there. my mom used to make sure we got bread, milk and eggs before any storm.
as for the run on gas: snowblowers and generators. in CT, i think the general assumption now is that it takes CL&P at least a week to recover any significant outage. fuckers.
As you can see, only the best of common-taters infest the Riddled webelog.
dance around in your bones
@jayboat: And just where would that be?
@different-church-lady: Me, too. It’s a pain in the butt.
I DO NOT UNDERSTAND AND I WISH TO CONTINUE
Story of my life.
Another Halocene Human
@dmsilev: I laughed out loud. That is one smart–and funny–guy.
Another Halocene Human
@Jay C: Jello? Are you sure she wasn’t getting ready to party like it’s 1999?
@WereBear: Yes. True. In cold damp areas keep the tank full to avoid getting water in the gasoline.
The original version of the Content Warning can be found on the way to Mick Farren’s website:
GO THERE NOW.
@different-church-lady: Fact is, this is the quality of commenters over at Sadly, No!
Smuts Clyde and Substance McGravitas et al have long been preverting the already warped and indescriminate standards of the commentariat over there. Plus, HTML Mencken and Gavin are back. Snark, outre wit, and a surfeit of sophmoric puns are sure to ensue. No one is safe.
Thanks for linking to Riddled Annie Laurie. Talk about a spike in visitors!!!