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kleinbl00  ·  8 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What Happened to Jordan Peterson?

    To imagine that Peterson is popular in spite of his contradictions and human frailties—the things that drive his critics mad—is a mistake: He is popular because of them.

Jordan Peterson is popular because he allows every angry white make under 30 to tell their parents, their girlfriend and that bitch in poly sci "My half-baked ideas are better than your fully-baked ideas because Jordan Peterson said so."

Just off the top of my head, Tabby is identical, but lower quality. Shepard Fairey has the same schtick. LA was chockablock of "Wish I wuz Banksy" graffiti artists; the difference between "that's obviously a Banksy" and "that's some choad painting on a wall who thinks he's Banksy" isn't drive-by-at-night discernible.

Didn't he do a schtick where he propped up an easel in a park and painted people's portraits for an afternoon without anyone catching on?

kleinbl00  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Coolest Aircraft the Year you were Born

My dad hit me with this one whenever I built anything plastic. "real" models were those that could fly, dammit, but god help you if you ever actually tried to because in general you spent a week using Elmer's to painstakingly string runners between bulkheads, then another three days carefully plastering tissue paper over spars, and then you'd throw it into a cactus and be done.

WEEKS. WEEKS he spent on that thing, monopolizing the dinner table every night, and then he pussied out and didn't even skin it.


These took up room in my closet. He'd open 'em up every now and then, stare at them, and put them back. As an objet d'art they were aight but it's like... "I build you a goddamn P38 every year, dad, and including the dry brushing and decals it's like three evenings"

kleinbl00  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Coolest Aircraft the Year you were Born

Saab gets the short shrift all the way through. the Draken was basically the first blended-wing body aircraft and was designed to be so overpowered that it could take off from a quarter-mile-long two-lane road.

I have no idea how the Viggen would have done in operational combat, but much like the S-Tank I simply don't give a shit. Some manufacturers flirted with canards; Saab started a cult around them. I also love that they were designed using the Ikea philosophy of maintenance whereby a conscript ground crew of 5 could keep it in the air.

kleinbl00  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: WHO investigators to scrap interim report on probe of COVID-19 origins

    WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Feb. 12 that the team would release an interim report briefly summarizing the Wuhan mission, possibly the following week, with a full report coming weeks later. But that summary report has yet to be published and the WHO team is now scrapping that plan, said Peter Ben Embarek, the food-safety scientist who led the team. The WHO team plans to publish a summary along with the full, final report, he said. That final report “will be published in coming weeks and will include key findings,” a WHO spokesman said.

From the letter:

    We are also concerned that the joint team’s work has been inaccurately reported by the media as an independent investigation whose conclusions reflect those of the WHO. The February 9, 2021 Wuhan joint press conferencewas a good example of this misunderstanding. Although the findings were those of the joint team, they were widely reported as representing the WHO itself.

    As strong supporters of the WHO and its mission, we believe it must be made clear that any findings of the joint committee, while potentially useful to a limited extent, represent neither the official position of the WHOnor the result of an unrestricted, independent investigation.

The Industrially Necessary Doctor Tedros

kleinbl00  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Loyalist group withdraws support for Good Friday Agreement

We had a bomb threat called into our middle school - IN RURAL NEW MEXICO - because a Welsh boy's choir was touring and performing and the PIRA wanted you to know that their struggle was your struggle. Unfortunately there was every reason to believe the IRA would do dumb shit like that because they'd decided to play sniper in the Netherlands three days previously.

I think it's fuckin' hilarious that the principle materiel support for the Provisional IRA came from (1) dumbass fucking Americans (2) mutherfucking Moammar Qaddafi.

kleinbl00  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: This is history worth watching -- Jon Stewart on Crossfire

Then he'd have to work for a living. That's not who he is.

Tucker Carlson's dad made his bones pursuing the "transvestite" angle against Liz Carmichael, rather than the "libertarian scam artist" angle, probably because Dick Carlson is also a libertarian scam artist. He then did PR for a bank and ran for office in San Diego, where his massive scumbaggery became a liability. Fortunately this did not matter because he had already sucked up to Ed Meese and married up. He was appointed to run Voice of America, appointed to run the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and appointed Ambassador to the Seychelles.

Li'l Tucker learned early on that if you do journalism, you're held accountable. If you run for office, you're held accountable. However, if you sit behind a desk and trash liberals, the only way you can face blowback is if someone records you talking about molesting them with a chickpea sandwich.

Tucker wouldn't turn down a cabinet position. Run for office? That's something the poors do.