An entertaining women’s swimming bout.
Koreans dream of a future where they never have to meet anybody:
Maybe some of the craziness of the pandemic social distancing is that it represents a Next Step in a trend that has been growing since the World Wide Web or maybe since television came along in which humans are becoming more averse to face to face contact?
A podcast about 1990s phone sex lines.
Steve again, about jury nullification nullified.
Trolls offer fake Harvard jobs to female Indian journalists, make them quit their jobs and embarrass themselves – all for unknown reasons.
Record-breaking millipede that lives 60m underground literally has 1,000+ legs:
End-of-year IQ test – challenge your friends!
Film recommendation: The Rage in Placid Lake, 2003. A very silly Australian film if that’s what you’re in the mood for. The audience consensus is that the musician who plays the lead role is great but should never act again.
Best watched drunk.
Miss Universe Japan entrant causes a stir with her kimono, partly because the right-over-left style is only for dead bodies, partly because tattoos are taboo and partly for other reasons.
Most sensible comment: “I can feel the designer has the great respect and admiration of Japanese culture but it seems there’s poor understanding of it…”. Funny the model didn’t know better, though.
The Australian state of Queensland finally opens it borders to domestic travellers, including its own residents who’ve been long stuck on the other side.
On why covidiocy is not about to end any time soon:
They think the people whom they govern are pathetic idiots, but what choice do they have but to legislate the rules their communities demand?
Here’s the full Joe Rogan interview with Peter McCullough that’s being wiped from the net as fast as it’s uploaded. Haven’t finished so I have no opinion.
Edit – Peter makes some good points but seems to have trouble answering the precise questions asked in an organised way. Not sure what is his grand, unified theory.
The pandemicists are truly dangerous, and they will grind human civilisation into the dust unless we find some way of putting all of them out of work. They aren’t going to save anybody from the next pandemic; in the event it happens, they’ll just take advantage of the opportunity to expand their ranks still further and make all of our lives worse. And should novel viruses prove slow to materialise in the post-Corona era, they’ll get up to other tricks. Tricks like new and enhanced histrionics over every seasonal influenza outbreak. Tricks like the intentional release of more engineered viral pathogens to keep the grant funding flowing. Tricks like constant lunatic mass vaccination schemes against ever milder viruses. Still other tricks I haven’t considered. The pandemicists have to go.
My contacts confirm this. There’s a very high vaccination rate, especially among the elderly, but there’s no bickering about it.
What to do if you plan to flee California and your wife won’t go?
My wife, rebellious as ever, wrote me a letter informing me that I am not only a loser, but I have no faith because I am “running away” from the state of California instead of trusting in God to keep us safe, and that we will only move if SHE approves and only in the way SHE approves of. Also that I don’t serve God because I don’t go to church or do anything she approves of as being “serving”.
14 maxims for life from Phil E. on his 85th birthday. I should know these but lack the wisdom to consistently bring them to mind when required.
The real story behind Australia’s new internment camps plus other fun:
If you’ve got cretinous US politicians [Dan Crenshaw et al] who probably normally just say whatever their big donors tell them to say on your side there’s a moment to pause, and to recognise that if you have never, at a bare minimum, even been to a country that you’re suddenly very interested in and pontificating on, or, far, far better lived there, and gone native to at least some extent, meaning you didn’t just live in an expat bubble, then, well, that’s something to take into account. Frankly, when most Americans talk about Australia, in general, non Covid specific terms, they don’t make a lot of sense. Looking at the odd video on Twitter isn’t enough. Reading this site is though.