In my teens horror films would show children being afraid but not children being mutilated, like 5-year old Georgie in It (2017) by Andy Muschietti. Pushing the envelope. I try hard but I can’t think of a horror classic depicting such “child gore.” If you know of examples, please let me know.
[Some critics have negatively reviewed the film, which would not be scary enough for them. I don’t really know what a scary movie is because I haven’t seen any since I was fifteen years old or something like that1. But I have kept watching horror movies once in a while and I’m surprised none of these critics seem to notice that child gore – a child being dismembered on the screen – is something unusual. (I haven’t read all critics, though, so again let me know.)]
1[I know my joke, the underlying assumption that if the film doesn’t scare the critics some other films must scare them, is rather flat. Of course, what they mean is that a film will scare or will not scare your girlfriend, as you must select a film that will scare her to watch with her in order to put her in the right emotional state. But they can’t say it like that given our culture’s etiquette.]
When U.S. wanted a Canal and Colombia refused their conditions, U.S. created Panama from a Colombian province with the help of a few local politicos who called themselves nationalists. Think of it for a moment: Panamanian nationalists… Sardines and the Shark.
Climate change has been real for at least several hundreds of centuries: It explains the existence of Sahara in regions where according to cave paintings were green meadows in former times, and why now Spain’s a desert for the most part (cf Ignacio Olagüe).
Get ready for the bots tweeting endless lists of #280characters hashtags => Conspiracy of the Bots
All the village idiots this side of the Pyreneans [in French territory] will want to join the great medieval state of Catalunya la vella, of course.
Not that I care. You may be smart mercachifles on your side but on this side they’re backward cagots. Care for them. Good riddance.
–Push Fashísts back the other side of the Pyreneans! Wait… they’re Catalógs there too. Si, Perpinyi la vella! A nóstros! Grosso Catalunya!
Nothing can justify the brutality of the Spanish gov against Catalans trying to vote. I call for global condemnation. (Birgitta Jonsdonttir, Icelander ‘poetician’)
You should write a poemician about it.
Small nations are like small towns: stuffy. With a bigger parasite strata of politicos – more politicos per citizens. (One figure: about 1 French out of 100 is an elected representative, and it’s not even a small country, expect for, as to now, her influence.)
[After Oct 1st Las Vegas Shooting] According to some, now any mass shooter is a terrorist, whatever their motivation. Pic: Terrorists Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold #Columbine
Mass shootings in U.S. started as freshman rage, ain’t it so?
This deranged terrorist disrupted, traumatized, and terrorized the lives of thousands of people. Killed dozens! Call it what it is.
MDT (Mentally Deranged Terrorism)?
Okay, you’ll have to listen to the pundits this time and rename the classic Texas Chainsaw Terrorism.
If Las Vegas shooter used banned weapons, taking his case to call for a ban on weapons is kiddish.
Reference French newspaper Le Monde this afternoon, with date Oct 3d, on p.12, “Las Vegas Shooting: at least 2 dead” Bravo! [real figure, already circulating on the Web at that hour, was 58+] Next body count by Le Monde in about 24 hours.
[10-15 days later] Las Vegas death toll’s still 59. Only one died with some delay, a couple of days after the shooting. 59. Seems like psychological marketing: $5.99.
The crowd fled at the sound of gunshots. Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer which the NRA [National Rifle Association] wants to meake easier to get. (Hillary Clinton)
Can you put a silencer on an automatic machine gun? [A sarcastic question]
Yes, but they are not effective with sustained fire. (Mag dump after mag dump) (Mr Tr.)
Am I correct to infer that if Stephen Paddock had put a silencer on his automatic gun he wouldn’t have made as many casualties, because if he had wanted his silencer to be effective while shooting he couldn’t have made sustained fire on the crowd? In other words, is it true that if Stephen Paddock had put a silencer on his machine gun he would have made more deaths, or is it a preposterous assumption?
I think he would have done poorly because, to begin with, the crowd would have fled by contagion with the first bodies falling down. The crowd didn’t flee “at the sound of gunshots”: people thought they were crackers [as several witnesses said]. Falling bodies and contagion made the crowd flee.
He would have ran the risk of the silencer overheating and possibly melting from the fully automatic fire. (Mr R.I.)
Thank you. Is it correct to infer that HRC has no clue what she’s talking about?
CBS executive fired for saying on Facebook “I’m actually not even sympathetic [with Las Vegas victims] because country music fans often are Republican gun toters.”
If she ends up with a better position in another society of the same group, it will be a promotion, actually.
Pictures of Stephen Paddock’s body in his Las Vegas hotel room
The corpse has a foot under a gun (elevated by a bipod). How can one fall under a gun? Did the body fall and then slide?
Did he shoot himself with this machine gun having bipod?
I’m really intrigued by the position of the gun above his left foot. For one, it has to be the weapon he killed himself with (as he can’t have fallen under it), but I try to figure how Stephen Paddock could fall on his back in one direction and the gun could fall on its bipod in the opposite direction. On the other hand, it is unlikely to use an automatic gun with bipod spread out to kill oneself.
So, was he sitting when he killed himself? If he was sitting and only his back fell, he must have been sitting with legs stretched, like the corpse. It is unlikely to sit on the floor like that. If he was sitting on the floor cross-legged, his body would be cross-legged: rigor mortis doesn’t automatically straighten the body. If the was sitting on his bottom with soles on the ground and knees up, post-mortem position would be with bowed spread legs, not stretched legs.
Or did he shoot himself while already laying down? He shot himself in the mouth (picture). This is instant death, no time to stretch the arm again, if he was laying down already.
On this death photography, from which I understand he shot himself in the mouth, we see his shoulders and his chest, and clearly both arms lie along the body. Stephen Paddock was not laying down when he shot himself in the mouth: there’s no hand near his mouth.
We also see the handgun on this picture [a user tells me it was ascertained this is the handgun he used to hill himself]. It confirms that he couldn’t be laying down, as the gun would be stuck in his mouth or lying near his face. Besides, it confirms that his having been sitting is unlikely, because the gun and the hand that handled it fell apart as if after a body-size fall.
All in all, I think the machine gun above his foot has been put there in order to take a pic with spin: Gun Manic Covered With His Guns. In order to further gun control. And if the crime scene has been thus faked, then the most likely responsible for this are the police. Would it be correct to assume that, if asked, U.S. law enforcement would want to end the right to bear arms?
It’s important not to give a gun-bearing monopoly to the retards of law enforcement and the military. #RightToBearArms
Any organization, anybody may use crisis actors, even when an event is no false flag, just to give a mediatized event some spin. #DIY (Do It Yourself)
Twitter’s freedom of expression has been on an inexorable decline. It is enslaved to its US jurisdiction and politics. Although it is substantially better than Facebook that is a very low standard indeed. (Julian Assange)
Facebook could have been the Global Village and Suckerberg et al made it a monopoly of turd.
Paris, capital of la France, is so romantic you’ll have to vomit at the end of the day.
An Illuminati (Illuminato?) is an a**hole who, because of being ritually anal-ysed, will head a sh*tty bureau six years rather than five.
In fact, it’s more four years rather than three. But if the anal-ysing went particularly smoothly, it could be up to seven years in the garbage collecting bureau.
It is the demographic transition that increased the fit man’s burden, as falling birth rates are caused by self-restraint. Unseen in nature, human populations have declined as goods increased. (In nature populations decline due to adverse environments.) The demographic transition resulted from the choice of those endowed with self-restraint (remember that as laws were being passed against child labor, children went from asset to liability), and then appeared a fertility gap. And all this (and the attendant “rise of the criminal”) was long before mass immigration. The rise in criminality predates immigration; and as eugenics was rejected, are new migrants really worse than the autochtonous unfit?
You know nothing of a part until you know its relationship to the whole. Now, what do you know of the whole of things?
When no terrorist attack or mass shooting the news is boring…
The only good politician is a dead politician.
The Federalist said: Workers will have no time for politics but that’s ok because industrialists will represent them in Congress. United States of America: 250 years of BS.
Netanyahu orders to begin preparations for withdrawing from UNESCO along with U.S. (Press TV)
Proud to have worked at UNESCO. (Their conditions for temporary positions are shameful, though.)
Question is whether Israel knew there was an anti-Israel bias in UNESCO before U.S. left UNESCO because of an anti-Israel bias…
Given the tremendous 1990s figures for abortion in U.S., it seems the country knows of no other contraceptive.
Rose McGowan was suspended [temporarily from Twitter] because Dorsey wanted to show her his suspenders.
“We cannot wait for men to catch up” on sexual assault – Ana Marie Cox responds to an audience question in Ann Arbor. (Pod Save America)
When a woman’s name is Cox, she’s calling for it…
If you have more to share about Harvey Weinstein, @mega2e and I are listening. Call, email, or reach us securely at nytimes.com/tips. (Jody Kantor, NYT)
I think he’s Jewish.
Who’s the most raped actress in Hollywood?
This is a prime example of how you are being complicit in RAPE CULTURE. DO NOT GIVE RAPISTS A PLATFORM. Damn you. (Rose McGowan about NBC Boston)
Before Rose opened my eyes, I thought all rapists were poor. Please shut my eyes again quick, NBC!
Politicos are a scourge. Don’t waste my time with your muppets. I’m acquainted with a far loftier breed of men. (Yes, muppets can be a scourge. Like pest.)
When sex orgies with underaged girls happen in Annie Hall (1977) by Woody Allen, spectacled buffoons [and the French en masse] say it’s cool. In Annie Hall a friend invites the character played by Woody Allen to a sex orgy with underaged girls; he says no sorry (like he feels tired). But NO BLAME ever, he expresses no sort of disapproval at sex orgies with underaged girls he’s invited to. The fact that Woody Allen is now warning against a “witch hunt” shows the passage wasn’t meant as a denunciation, but rather the contrary.
In Tetris game as you combine bricks they disappear. In Tetris thinking as you combine words it results in nothingness.
I’m reading about subversive masterpieces every other day in the papers. But the system’s doing fine, thank you.
Newspapers’ websites stink. Often as you get there a window pops up “Subscribe to our &c” with two choices: OK or Cancel. Now Cancel would normally refer to your last step, that is, opening the page, not to the pop-up window, for which you’re not responsible. The trick is that many people will click on OK in order not to close the page (cancel their step), although they don’t want to subscribe. They have no reason to think that Cancel means to close the window rather than to close the page, because they called the page and not the window. The trick designers want you to think that you won’t be able to read the page you want to read if you don’t click on OK (Subscribe), by telling you to cancel the pop-up window you didn’t call in the first place.
A Saudi in Hollywood: starlet set to feature in Tom Clancy TV series. (KAWA News)
Next rape victim. Saudis be proud!
The insane policy of putting a nation back to toil after decades of entitlement via oil rent will drive Saudi Arabia into chaos.
Saudi Arabia has an advantage for entering postwork economy due to her oil rent-based extreme welfare. She must now go on full automated mode.
Yet Saudization intends to replace Western expats by Saudis rather than by bots…
Western expats lent Saudi Arabia expertise. In order for the Saudis to move forward without them there has to be expertise. (Press TV)
There exist bots called expert systems. My motto for Saudi Arabia is: From oil rent to robot rent. The West lacks audacity and the ethos.
A poem by Harvey Weinstein the serial rapist: A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose is a rose is a rose is a rose is a
Chauvin et Jingo sont dans un bateau. Qui c’est qui rame ? C’est Chauvin.
Unwanted sexual advance? But OK if wanted? So men should be telepathic? (ramzpaul)
Ask guidance to God. He’ll tell you if this is rapable stuff or not.
Niger is a country whose name dangerously looks like the N-word. Don’t obliterate Niger from the world.
To be honest, if ISIS/Daesh blew up some Oscars ceremony some day, I wouldn’t send my prayers. Just to tell you how honest I can be.
I only wish Daesh would warn Crystal the Monkey not to attend the ceremony.
As actresses start speaking up I’m afraid Weinstein will rape Crystal the Monkey, who can’t talk. Save her!
In France there’s a taboo on religion statistics, so there’s actually no way to get an idea of the number of conversions to Islam. Mosques certainly have figures. So the Islamic institutions in France know the number of converts, while the French state has no clue.
Story of the Fake Gay
-Why don’t you have a girlfriend?
-Uh… I’m gay.
-Oh, okay, I thought no girl wanted to go out with you.
Eight EU countries tell Israel to pay up after destroying solar panels donated to Bedouin village.
European Union is the main financier of the infrastructure systematically destroyed by Israel in Palestine. It’s not the first time she asks for her money back. EU’s been asking for her money back for decades! The situation is ludicrous. She pays, Israel blows it up, she pays, Israel blows it up, she pays… Meanwhile, European tax payers pay for infrastructure on ever smaller pieces of land, until there will be no more Palestine! And, make no mistake, the end of Palestine is only the beginning of the Zio madmen’s hubristic expansion.
If you think by creeping before the Zios you make them better men, you’re badly mistaken. #BDS
I kid you not. SOME people think I have ‘White Privilege’ – purely because my Mother was married to my Father. (Heather M.)
In fact, it’s based on supposed past achievements, which would actually demonstrate natural superiority. For some. For some others, it’s based on the Bible. For others, it’s based on a mix of supposed achievements, the Bible, and Zionism. A superior position may actually be demonstrated for the last few hundreds of years, but the large consensus is that the means to it were violence and deceit, deemed contrary to the calling of mankind, and thus this historical superiority evinces no intrinsic right to privilege.
Chelsea Clinton: I Left the Church When I Was 6 Because It Opposed Abortion.
I left the Church when I was 4 because I preferred reading Kant.
I left the Church when I was 3 because they had no porn magazines.
The calling of the white race is the call of the wild: a wilderness of white fangs. High-IQ, undemocratic, Socialist yellow race knows it.
The Left, in democracies’ politics, will always multiply regulations, being forever unable to implement any.
Richard Branson announces creation of a space center in Saudi Arabia. Because it’s a polygamous country?
Richard Branson (could have said): “I want to work with the Saudis because they’re progressive and polygamous.”
I work & to my human brothers on welfare, from the bottom of my loving heart I say: Stay where you are! Full automation now!
For any hashtag whatever, latest tweets are always more fun than top tweets. Always.
[When you click on a hashtag on Twitter, it forwards you to the tweets using that hashtag. You can choose to see the ‘top’ tweets with the hashtag, those having elicited most responses (retweets, likes, replies), or the ‘latest’ tweets.]
When I see the Twitter blue badge (verified accounts) a warning light turns on in my brain “Caution: Boring”
The Blue Badge of Garbage
[As I am compiling this anthology, I have just learned Twitter decided to cancel its policy of verified accounts.]
The French can’t write their own language. So much misspelling… Why don’t they shift to English once and for good?
The French highjack #NewYorkAttack hashtag. Why not #attaqueàNew-York, you asses? Stop flooding the world with your misspelled tweets. (Misspelled in French. Hashtag is English but they tweet in French.)
Terror attacks will probably delay mass conversion of the West to Islam for a couple of years.
Europe is reclaiming her Islamic heritage: Al-Andalus, Emirate of Sicily, Greece, Balkans, Central Europe…
In French a wanker is a do-nothing. But to wank also means to do, like in “What the hell is he wanking?” (Mais qu’est-ce qu’il branle?) “He wanks nothing” (Il branle rien) means “He’s a do-nothing.”
Pour expulser Serge Thion (1942-2017), le CNRS invoqua le devoir de réserve des fonctionnaires. L’opposer à un chercheur, un historien, quelle indignité !
1/Scott Ostrem [The Walmart shooter, Nov 1] only wanted to go shopping. But the cashier was very mean. Automation now!
2/Why would a guy with a perfectly good job at a roofing company snap? (Orange Meditation)
Scott Ostrem the roofer. A sh*tty job indeed. Makes perfect sense now.
3/My thoughts go out to Mr Bluskye, Thornton, whose roof has remained unfinished because of truant roofer Scott Ostrem.
Paris will ban all gas- and diesel-fueled cars by 2030, citing concerns about smog and climate change. (Yale Environment 360)
Municipal elections are every 6 years. No municipal majority can make plans beyond 6 years. It’s just politico trash talk.
Donald Trump names Jerome H. Powell as his pick to succeed Janet Yellen as head of the Federal Reserve.
Jerome, good, like the major-domo in film Purple Rain. Singer says “Jerome” and Jerome dumps the slut in the trash can. So funny!
To minorities who are sick of being called racist names in the street: If that can reassure you, I get abused every single time I go out. Sometimes the abusers are minorities. Sometimes females. Surely sometimes gay too.
The Matrix being a cult film for anti-establishment Americans, is it fair to say that these people are Hollywood cultists?
Facebook’s laughing emoji looks sarcastic. No good-hearted laugh available there. Tells you how much Suckerberg stinks.
“Opinions=my own.” A useful phrase for those who have no opinions whatsoever.
Captain America is a queer. Like all nylon-dressed va-va-voom super queer zeroes.
Stop yawning, America, and get some sleep. It’s more important than you think. –Cranky, sleep-deprived America got some advice from experts at a Harvard School of Public Health Forum. (Harvard University)
This is the kind of news my institutional employer will never read. And I mean never. (& they’re not even in a conspirationist bubble.)
As #ROSEARMY in some corners raises new stories of satanic ritual abuse: Can Hollywood rape stories be false memories induced by hypnotherapists?
#ROSEARMY ‘d better prepare its pitch: sooner or later the public will be told all this was but mass hysteria.
There are two ways to get rid of independent minds: you can starve them to death or you can work them to death.
Why didn’t I, Rose McGowan, Rosanna Arquette, Annabella Sciorra spoke up earlier? We were followed by ex-Mossad agents. Isn’t that terrifying? Very. (Asia Argento commenting The New Yorker’s paper: Harvey Weinstein hired private investigators, including ex-Mossad agents, to track actresses and journalists)
Mossad’s pronounced in French same as “maussade” which means peevish. I think their reputation suffers from this ridiculous name, in France.
They all have guns in Cuba. At least that was so in the 70s according to Ernesto Cardenal. Today I don’t know, but why would it be different ? There’s no gun control [in the sense given to it by its advocates in U.S.] in Socialist Cuba. To say it’s Socialist regimes which disarm their citizens is wrong.
Cardenal says all the people in Cuba shoot their guns during carnival or “Day of the National Rebellion.”
Quote : “Y uno, dirigiéndose a mí: – Además, debes saber esto: aquí toda la gente tiene armas. Éste es el primer gobierno del mundo que le dio armas al pueblo y le enseñó a manejarlas. … Se comenta el hecho de que en Cuba las armas las tiene el pueblo. Con esas armas toda la gente está disparando tiros al aire esta noche [26 de Julio]. Si no se levantan contra la Revolución es porque no quieren, no porque no pueden.” (Ernesto Cardenal, En Cuba, Ediciones Carlos Lohlé, 1972, pp.321 & 327-8)
All with the gang
If you think you like your job I can understand you don’t want to go to prison. But otherwise?
Prison, for me, would be bed and boarding and time to write books.
In the grinder of managerial economy job means prison and prison means bed and boarding and time to read. Think about it.
1/ C’était il y a cinq ans. On n’était pas encore mariés.
2/ Son nom est Monica Lewinsky. Elle a agressé un président des Etats-Unis avec des fellations à genoux. En plus c’est vrai qu’elle ressemble à un porc. Vous faites la différence entre un mâle et une femelle, vous, quand vous voyez un cochon ?
Tellement traumatisé qu’il lui a introduit un cigare dans le vagin.
Un autre acte odieux de Monica : impossible d’allumer le cigare (50$) après ça.
[A hashtag campaign for awareness of sexual harassment and sexual abuse in the wake of Rose McGowan’s denunciations of Hollywood]
40-42 million prostitutes in the world, about half of them slaves plain and simple, and you need a #MeToo hashtag?
Your dear Hillary Clinton has forgiven her dirty Bill, why can’t you do the same, Libtards? [A tweet for which I am amused, and even proud, to have been called a “conservative rapist”]
My name’s Hillary. For the sake of me, stop tweeting #MeToo: I’ve forgiven Bill. Everything.
#MeToo but… I have forgiven Bill. #HillaryForPrison
This lady [a Quebecois user I quote] says men must stop covering each other. But who’s the first to cover their dirty husbands if not their despicable wives?
It was in the Oval Office. Impossible to light that $50 cigar after the assault. #HisHighnessToo
and tell me, Bill, why this $50 cigar smells of oysters
because I am a retard
F*ck me Harvey (#Weinstein)
and I have a small penis
a fictitious character from a Hollywood blockbuster who sucks d*cks
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God having a Chosen People. It doesn’t make sense.
God dwelt in the Tabernacle and you had to jingle some little bells before coming in. Lest He’d mistake you for a burglar.
Hardworking people who talk. Why don’t they just shut up and work harder?
Bots’ judgment on me.
GIF made from La Casa 3 (Ghosthouse) by Umberto Lenzi
First thing first, retweet if you think that Mister Cocaine-Mountain ought to be jailed for appropriating the Global Village.
The following are excerpts from my Feyspook correspondence since June 2015, some in English (first part), others in French (second part).
Yesterday I was told the following by an acquaintance:
“X. talked to me about one of my female friends, telling me he objected very strongly to my having made friends with her, given her ideas.
Why bother? I said. I take no heed of my female friends’ ideas. It’s just a pity they have any.
– Still, she has some, he added after a moment.
– She will change her ideas before you change your spectacles.
– How do you know? he asked.
– An idea is like everything else in this world: After a while it’s boring and one feels like having a change. Besides, if my friends had to share my ideas, I would have none.”
(To some friends who liked my top picture, Red Alert by artist Hito Steyerl) You are connoisseurs and you appreciate this work of art. I appreciate it too and as long as it makes the women hot I will keep showing it.
Let me add a few comments to sustain our appreciation of this work of the monochrome genre. We have here a three-panelled work not on canvass but on screens. There is some electronics involved, which produces a halo effect both coarser than the halo effect produced by oil-paint monochromatic works (I’ll explain what a coarse halo is some other day) and measurably closer to alpha wavelengths – alpha waves being, as you may already know, the waves induced in the brain by watching television along with a hypnoid state (and increased suggestibility as a result). It is speculated among the finest connoisseurs that watching this monochrome long enough while thinking it is a television set will lead one’s mind into a condition of irreversible hypnosis.
THE GOOD NEWS AND THE BAD NEWS ABOUT TV VIEWING
THE GOOD NEWS
“Although W.J. Potter did uncover a negative relationship between TV viewing and academic achievement (as viewing increased, achievement decreased), the relationship did not appear to kick in until TV viewing had reached at least 10 hours per week.” [Note that 10 hours per week is roughly 1 hour and 25 mn per day.]
THE BAD NEWS
“One recent large-scale survey of media use was reported by the Kaiser Family Foundation. … On average, children and adolescents in this age range [up to 18] watch nearly 4.5 hour of TV each day.” [Three times (3.2) the above figure.]
From G.G. Sparks, Media Effects Research, 2015 (pp. 91 & 87 resp.). My own comments in .
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies!
Okay, sweetheart, let’s dispense with your soul!
Friedrich Engels on Irish Immigration
From The Condition of the Working Class in England, 1844.
“The Englishman who is still somewhat civilized needs more than the Irishman who goes in rags, eats potatoes, and sleeps in a pig-sty. But that does not hinder the Irishman’s competing with the Englishman, and gradually forcing the rate of wages, and with it the Englishman’s level of civilization, down to the Irishman’s level.”
“Even if the Irish … should become more civilized, enough of the old habits would cling to them to have a strong degrading influence upon their English companions in toil, especially in view of the general effect of being surrounded by the Irish. For when, in almost every great city, a fifth or a quarter of the workers are Irish, or children of Irish parents, who have grown up amid Irish filth, no one can wonder if the life, habits, intelligence, moral status – in short, the whole character of the working class, assimilates a great part of the Irish characteristics. On the contrary, it is easy to understand how the degrading position of the English workers, engendered by our modern history, and its immediate consequences, has been still more degraded by the presence of Irish competition.”
This is the final struggle, la la la la la…
Have you seen the film The Thin Red Line (1998) on the Guadalcanal battle in WW2? Although not a bad film, the psychology is grossly inaccurate.
Men scared out of their minds, nervous breakdowns, endless tears… It looks more humane than other war films, truer, then, to our humanity, but it’s the contrary: Even though fear is always present in war, pride prevents its easy manifestation. Men can so easily become good little soldiers when flocked together because of their pride. And if the contemporary public does not understand, or feel, this any more, then it must be that they have lost their pride – and with it all sense of shame. (On pride, read Mandeville’s Fable of the Bees.)
Moreover, in the film one soldier receives a letter from his wife at home asking for divorce as she has found another man. I’m sure such things did not happen. A woman divorcing from a drafted soldier on duty in war time would have been eyed as a traitor by her neighbors, her act as akin to high treason, as disloyalty not only to her man but also to her country. I am confident that research on this particular point would prove me right – but that says nothing on women’s faithfulness.
Brexit is a big shame… on all experts, who saw nothing coming. They now are silent on their resounding failure to deliver any insight whatever.
The analysts in question, about the whole caste of them, ironically are the very persons responsible for Brexit. Many people who would have voted against it did not go to the polls as they were convinced Brexit would not pass and they could make a better use of their time. Similarly, many people who voted for Brexit in order to send a signal of anger to Cameron but did not mean Brexit, felt justified in doing so as they were convinced Brexit would not pass. This I learnt from French politologist Olivier Duhamel, who, however, came short of drawing the obvious conclusion. For whence came such a firm conviction in people if not from the steamroller of expert forecasts predicting that Brexit would not pass, i.e. true brainwashing?
Commentators insist on the fact that that financial hub, London, voted against Brexit – but is that surprising? How did Oxford and Cambridge vote?
(A YouTube Video posted after one of the debates for the American presidential election:) STRANGE YELLOWISH FILTER ON BACKGROUND OF HILLARY CLINTON FRAME…
The filter (or whatever contrivance is used) makes the image more attractive, with shiny golden lettering as opposed to dull lettering in the background. The brain will tend to demand the “starlit” background, so when it’s Trump speaking the brain says: “Oh, not that dull image again, bring the shiny one back.” By the brain is the paleocortex meant, and the effect is especially pronounced in the alpha state induced by TV viewing.
The video has generated many comments on YouTube. A man who presents himself as a technician says there’s no filter but rather it’s automatic camera correction, adapting to the color of the candidates’ clothes. Whatever the technicalities, if the effect I have described above is true (and this is elementary psychology), then there is a bias, and if both candidates were not equally informed of the effects of their clothes and of the lighting and of any other effect of the set-up, then the debate(s) was/were rigged.
That dull vs. bright picture (even if only the background) is not without psychological effect is ascertained by the plain cigarette pack policy (Australia &c). Certainly the idea is intuitive. Both words dull and bright have figurative, value-loaded meanings: dull is negatively loaded, bright is positively loaded. But more importantly the intuition is confirmed by neuromarketing, if needed be. For decades packaging has made use of such psychological notions. “Glossy” gives you the idea. Clearly, if a media set-up, by any of its contrivances, automatic or otherwise, creates “gloss” for one candidate and “dullness” for the other, then that set-up biases the debate, as much as a plain pack is perceived as unattractive compared to a glossy pack and the difference influences the purchase decision. The designers of the presidential debate(s) either contrived their set-up in order to advantage one candidate or they overlooked an elementary notion of their business to the detriment of the fair treatement of both candidates. In any case I think the Supreme Court should look into this, because this is serious.
Some people think it cannot be an intentional trick played against Trump inasmuch as we are talking about conservative Fox News, but Fox News is hardly pro-Trump as this quote from Trump may help you figure out:
Most people don’t know that the co-owner of Fox News is Prince Al-Waleed of Saudi Arabia.
It must have been a pleasure for Prince Al-Waleed of Saudi Arabia to participate in the organization and overseeing of the debates for the American presidential election.
FRENCH (or something)
Un jour, je suis allé à Gibert et j’ai vendu tous mes disques. Je me disais : “J’arrête les pétards et j’écoute du classique.” Aujourd’hui, je passe mon temps sur YouTube à écouter les chansons des disques que j’ai revendus. Vous savez s’ils reprennent les disques classiques à Gibert ?
CHACUN SA PHILOSOPHIE (certaines vous paraîtront peut-être recuites, d’autres sont plus originales)
D’Archibald : “J’ai pas de bagnole, j’ai pas de gonzesse et j’ai malheureusement un boulot.”
De Mireille, en réponse à une question : “La vie a-t-elle un sens ? Ça dépend des jours.”
De Stéph : “Le chien est le meilleur ami de l’homme, et pourtant l’homme ne l’a pas mérité.”
De Raoula : “Personne ne sait ce qu’aimer veut dire avant de s’être fait plaquer.”
De Jean-Robert : “Trois choses comptent dans la vie: l’argent, l’argent, et le Loto.”
De X. : “L’argent, c’est ce qui reste quand on a perdu toute sa culture.”
De Josiane : “Ma vie de bureau n’est pas des plus palpitantes mais au moins je m’emm… comme un homme.”
De René : “Elle dit que son père était un pauvre type qui ne s’intéressait qu’aux femmes, mais pourquoi ? Ce n’est pas un sujet intéressant ?”
De Jordy : “Je m’appelle Jordy, j’ai quatre ans et les gens sont méchants : ils m’ont sifflé.”
Je donne une place pour Le Grand bleu au Grand Palais ce dimanche 21.
C’est généreux, David. Tu la donnes à qui ?
Si vous pensez qu’il y a du Big Brother dans Feyspook, soyez tranquilles : vous avez entièrement raison. Comme l’a fait remarquer Marshall McLuhan, les médias électroniques nous ont fait entrer dans le “village mondial”. Et chacun sait que, dans un village, il n’y a pas de vie privée.
Quien trabaja pierde su tiempo. (proverbe espagnol)
If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it’s lethal… (Pensée du jour par Nathalie)
ENTER THE MAZE, Nathalie ! Signé : Le Minotaure.
ANNONCE. Le nombre maximum d’amis sur Facebook est de 5.000. Le premier de mes amis qui arrive à 5.000 amis a droit à ma photo dédicacée.
Liberté, Liberté, qu’est-ce que ça peut me faire si je n’ai pas de temps libre ?
Toi, je t’ai !
N’est-ce pas ?… Allo ?… Allo, Liberté ?…
(Rideau) (C’était l’histoire d’un vrai cocu.)
L’existence d’une classe politique est un scandale. Personne n’a le droit de quitter son boulot de m… pour aller jacasser comme un perroquet tant qu’un seul Français devra gagner sa vie en travaillant.
DÉBECTUDE. n. f. Sentiment qu’inspirent les politiciens. Ex. Mon médecin m’a conseillé d’éteindre la télé car j’ai atteint des niveaux de débectude dangereux pour ma santé.
Nous sommes sous la quatorzième législature de la cinquième République. Sous cette législature, qui a commencé en juillet 2012, il y a trois ans et demi, 299 lois ont déjà été adoptées (source : site de l’Assemblée nationale), ce qui nous fait (365.3+182)/299 = 4,27, soit une nouvelle loi tous les quatre jours ! “Nul n’est censé ignorer la loi.” Bon courage !
Achtung, si vous cliquez sur ce lien [mon essai The Science of Porn], Facebook va vous envoyer de la pub pour des sites de rencontre. Mais je ne vois pas le rapport.
Ce n’est pas parce que vous aimez le sexe qu’il faut dégoûter les autres du porno !
Ne remets pas au lendemain ce que tu peux faire le jour même, surtout quand la date limite est aujourd’hui.
(Une vidéo postée sur YouTube par une association des Amis de Jane Goodall, montrant le lâchage d’un chimpanzé dans la forêt)
Une vidéo très émouvante mais, si j’en crois les connaissances les plus récentes en primatologie (et je ne sais pas de quand date cette vidéo), les chances de survie d’un chimpanzé relâché dans la forêt sont minimes, et il risque au contraire de subir une mort atroce ! Les chimpanzés vivent en hordes qui défendent chacune un territoire. Les chimpanzés qui s’isolent de leur horde courent le risque de mourir assassinés par des chimpanzés d’autres hordes, et ce d’autant plus que des groupes de chimpanzés partent régulièrement en maraude pour voir s’il n’y a pas des chimpanzés isolés à tuer. A l’époque où Jane Goodall conduisait ses observations, l’idée de singes tueurs était rejetée par pratiquement tous les biologistes, car le comportement n’avait jamais été observé ailleurs que dans des zoos et on l’imputait alors aux conditions de vie anormales de ces animaux. Ce n’est que dans les années quatre-vingt-dix que le comportement a commencé à être observé dans des conditions naturelles. Les chimpanzés sont une des rares espèces animales à pratiquer l’assassinat (autre que l’infanticide, beaucoup plus fréquent, les mâles de nombreuses espèces tuant les enfants des femelles avec lesquelles ils veulent s’accoupler). Sur les singes tueurs, voir Demonic Males de Wrangham et Peterson (1996).
Cette vidéo m’intrigue et m’inquiète. Si le chimpanzé est une femelle, c’est sans doute moins grave, car les femelles quittent leur groupe de naissance pour aller s’accoupler dans un autre groupe, mais, selon Wrangham et Peterson, les femelles isolées ne seraient quand même pas toujours épargnées par les assassins, surtout, peut-être, si elles ont la charge d’un petit. D’un autre côté, si la vidéo est ancienne, je ne pointe pas Goodall du doigt car on ignorait ces faits à l’époque ; le phénomène de l’assassinat (intraspécifique adulte) est rare dans le monde animal, et il était sans doute crédible de nier la pertinence de généraliser les cas d’assassinat observés dans des zoos. Mais je reproche alors à l’association de continuer de diffuser des vidéos anciennes, pour émouvoir le public et recueillir des fonds, alors que la réalité est ce qu’elle est, et que, certainement, on ne relâche plus des chimpanzés dans la nature s’ils doivent mourir assassinés !
Pourquoi est-ce que les chimpanzés tuent ? La réponse, en anglais technique : “They maximize their fitness.” Les frontières des territoires des groupes ne sont pas gravées dans le marbre. Si, pour une raison ou une autre, la population d’un groupe diminue, cela donne l’opportunité aux groupes voisins d’étendre leur territoire. Le territoire étant ce qui assure la subsistance du groupe, plus il est grand et plus le groupe peut être grand. Plus le groupe est grand, plus il attire de femelles et donc plus les mâles ont d’opportunités de se reproduire. En tuant, quand l’occasion se présente, des individus d’un groupe voisin, les chimpanzés accroissent l’importance relative de leur propre groupe.
Que peut faire Nuit Debout face aux politicards ? Que peut-on faire face à un torrent debout ?
Campagne d’affiches pour l’apprentissage, à Paris : “Un jeune sur trois n’a pas de travail.”
Alors tuez-les avant qu’ils ne vous tuent, parce que ce n’est pas demain qu’ils vont en avoir.
Il y a une autre possibilité. La corrélation entre chômage et criminalité est positive pour les jeunes hommes, pas pour les jeunes femmes. Les femmes au chômage deviennent boulimiques ou rejoignent des sectes, elles ne sont pas dangereuses pour autrui. Nous pourrions donc aussi décider de sortir les femmes du travail, pour notre sécurité à tous.
Candide Aziz au pays de Flanby : “Alors l’Euro 2016, c’est donc le Ramadan des kafirs ?”
Au pays de Flanby, il y a des méchants et des pourris la la la la la…
Ce que je préfère, dans le couple franco-allemand, c’est l’Angleterre.
Il faut voir le bon côté des choses. Le départ de l’Angleterre libère de la place pour l’entrée de la Turquie.
Le départ de l’Angleterre ne va pas empêcher les autres de négocier en anglais lors des sommets européens. Aucun problème.
La France battue par le Portugal. Fête de klaxons dans Paris jusqu’à trois heures du matin.
Coup d’Etat raté en Turquie. Erdogan a envoyé un SMS A TOUS LES TURCS. Ça donne des idées à Flanby, qui voudrait bien nous envoyer des SMS tous les matins à notre réveil : “Coucou, mes chers compatriotes, c’est votre Président préféré. Il fera beau aujourd’hui, avec quelques nuages sur la Bretagne cependant. Si vous voyez un kamikaze suspect, n’oubliez pas de le dénoncer à la police. Bisous. Flanby” (le 16.7.16)
SMS du 17.7.16 : “Coucou, mes chers compatriotes et compatriotesses, c’est votre Président bien-aimé. Vous connaissez Julie Gayet ? C’est la plus grande actrice depuis Zara Bernard, hein ?”
Les robots livreurs arrivent (article de presse). L’argument est intéressant : les clients veulent éviter le contact humain. Ça fait longtemps que je le dis. Les gens prennent leur voiture pour faire 100 mètres plutôt que de marcher, non pas tant par paresse (car en plus ils savent qu’ils ont besoin d’exercice) que parce qu’ils ne veulent pas croiser des gens dans la rue.
Parfois, les gens font en voiture les 150 mètres qui les séparent de leur salle de sport.
Les gens veulent en général éviter deux types de contact humain : le contact pour des relations purement fonctionnelles (p. ex., payer un achat) et le contact avec des inconnus dans la rue. Si vous ne comprenez pas bien ce dernier point, il suffit de savoir que 37 % des homicides ont pour origine une “altercation triviale” (Kenrick & Griskevicius, The Rational Animal, 2013), typiquement deux inconnus (abrutis) qui se croisent dans la rue. (Et je fais partie des abrutis car j’ai déjà eu une altercation dans… un bureau de poste, avec intervention de la police et convocation au tribunal, mon dos ayant malencontreusement brisé une vitrine contre laquelle j’avais été poussé. Ça se passait à Chaville, qui n’est pas considéré, à ma connaissance, comme une banlieue chaude.)
La polémique bidon de la semaine. Melania Trump aurait plagié Michelle Obama. Juste un truc : passez au logiciel d’analyse textuelle les discours politiques (ou publics), n’importe lesquels, en France ou aux U.S., droite et gauche. Vous verrez que tout est plagiat, c’est-à-dire que tout est pareil (le logiciel vous donnera le pourcentage exact). J’ai parlé des robots livreurs, mais le prochain boulot qui va disparaître, c’est celui de rédacteur de discours politiques. Franchement, je vous fais le logiciel quand vous voulez ; on n’aura même pas le droit d’appeler ça de “l’intelligence” artificielle.
Ça y est, j’ai posté ça et maintenant j’ai droit aux pubs de Carrefour. C’est comme de dire “m…” et d’en recevoir un seau sur la tête…
Ça n’arrête plus… Je suis carrefourisé… Dites du mal de Carrefour sur Feyspook et vous serez punis par un déversement de pub !
Si je suis élu, j’instaurerai une cérémonie de salut au drapeau en chantant la Marseillaise. (F. Copé)
Puisque Tartuffe-Pavlov ressort le salut au drapeau, je tiens à dire que le drapeau français est minable. Prenez l’Union Jack, le Stars & Stripes : là, vous avez de l’art ! Mais entre un grossier bleu-blanc-rouge et le magnifique drapeau du Zimbabwe, il y a toute la différence entre la barbarie et la civilisation.
Cette photo est une oeuvre unique. Prise de vue de Red Movement in Space III de Milan Dobes. Les reflets rouges sont uniques en raison de la distance et de l’angle d’où la photo a été prise. Pour une copie dédicacée par moi, me contacter (prix 3.999€).
Il y a une coquille sur le prix. C’est 39.999€, bien sûr.
Quel est l’inverse de quatre-vingt ? Vingt-quatre.
THE KILLER FLANBY. Il avoue avoir ordonné des assassinats ciblés, interdits par les conventions internationales ratifiées par la France. Ça plus des opérations militaires partout. Fallait pas l’appeler Flanby… (Ça l’a énervé.)
J’aimerais lancer un débat calme et serein : faut-il rétablir la peine de mort pour les patrons de bar et de restaurant qui mettent des télés dans leurs établissements ? (Stéphane Bouzon)
La peine de mort est appliquée par Flanby. Sans procès.
N’importe quel Arabe que lui désigne le général Duchnoque, Flanby le dézingue. Mais de là à dire que c’est parce qu’il a trop regardé la télé…