supergee: (grammar police)
A new anti-Trump meme accuses him of all sorts of bad things like narcissism and hatemongering but also says he is “intellectually disinterested.” Another bad thing about him (and a major hope for impeachment) is that as president he will precisely not be disinterested.
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Worldwide terms for masturbation. Romania already called it “shaking hands with the president.”

Thanx to Metafilter
supergee: (coy2)
North Carolina tried to revoke a vanity license plate that says KUMQUAT.

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Jul. 2nd, 2016 06:50 am
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Our original nature is locked away.
His former skepticism was exhumed.
The hateful poems were impounded.
supergee: (spy)
Overweening Generalist on deliberate obscurity in writing, and a look at one of its leading practitioners, Judith Butler, who now appears to have been saying something useful (about gender as performance) underneath all the bafflegab. (It is now widely believed that two ’50s figures who were famous for talking incomprehensibly—Casey Stengel and President Eisenhower—were using a version of this tactic.)
*Oscar Wilde

Thanx to RAW Illumination and Arts & Letters Daily

Tabarnak!

May. 28th, 2016 06:41 am
supergee: (boobies)
Years ago, I learned from a book on hockey (I think it was Ken Dryden’s The Game) that French Canadians use church words (meaning tabernacle, chalice, etc.) as offensive expletives. Here’s an article about it, from which we learn that some of the words even have cleaned-up versions. One theory the article doesn’t mention is that the approach comes from offering to excrete in the sacred entity, like the Spanish in Hemingway novels who “unname in the milk of thy….”

Thanx to Metafilter
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Back in the day, “Communists” were the ones who wanted to use big guys with guns and clubs to make everybody equal, and “Socialists” were those nice Scandinavian countries where they had living wages and single-payer health care, while the Right attempted to tell us that the Socialists were really Communists in drag. Communism brought itself into such disrepute that the people who want to use big guys with guns and clubs to make everybody equal are now calling themselves Socialists and insisting that Bernie Sanders isn’t a real one. Those guys are what the Republicans and Big Media want us to believe Bernie Sanders is like, and I don’t.

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