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Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:45 pm UTC
by jewish_scientist
commodorejohn wrote:What a very strange thing to say. Is she wrong for being svelte and blond? Should she pack on a few pounds and dye her hair in deference to other people's issues with unrelated advertising/media-industry biases?

The woman brave enough to expose herself (pun so totally intentional) to thousands, possibly missions of strangers has little to fear in terms of body shaming. Even then she hides her face, undercutting her message considering the many of the sexualized parts of a person are on on the front of the body.

That being said, I will admit that the comment on bulimia was tangential at best.

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:53 pm UTC
by Mutex
I don't think her bravery was the point of it.

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:22 pm UTC
by Carlington
I think it's pretty weird to desexualise nudity by tagging your nudes with #sexy

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:34 am UTC
by Soupspoon
He was not there for long. Mr Obama was randomly selected for dismissal and was told his services were not required by Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evan.

('Randomly'? I think there's a misuse of language there. Maybe "…selected for random dismissal…" works better, semantically, even without 'quotes' around 'random'.)

Anyway, it sounds like everyone had a good time!

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:02 pm UTC
by pkcommando
Carlington wrote:I think it's pretty weird to desexualise nudity by tagging your nudes with #sexy

According to her latest on Instagram, the news story is not entirely accurate. Of course, that didn't stop her from using her Twitter feed to promote the story and encourage people to retweet it.
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Just above that the relevant bit, see where she mentions a Snapchat? And while she's saying "nothing sexual or pornographic" she's also offering a subscription to see her full nudity pics and videos as well.

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:26 pm UTC
by Sableagle
https://www.harrogate-news.co.uk/2017/1 ... morrisons/

ATM stolen @54.0855172,-1.3975493
ATM and van abandoned @54.0872828,-1.3959627
Distance travelled: less than 200m.
Money gained: none.

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:49 am UTC
by ucim
Got no friends? Hire some.

"In Japan, you can pay an actor to impersonate your relative, spouse, coworker, or any kind of acquaintance."... a charade that can last a lifetime.

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/arch ... ly/545060/

Virtual reality just got real.

Jose

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:04 am UTC
by CorruptUser
That's hardly unique to Japan. Escorts used to pretend to be girlfriends/wives of people all the time.

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:07 pm UTC
by ucim
CorruptUser wrote:That's hardly unique to Japan. Escorts used to pretend to be girlfriends/wives of people all the time.

Yes, but those are usually one-offs. This seems to be a more permanent fictional life.

Jose

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:18 am UTC
by addams
Oh, Dear....
A nice cup of herbal tea and the next thing ya' know.

Three Canadians charged in naked car crash in Alberta
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41937279

EDIT: I think it may have been Angel's Trumpet.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brugmansia#Toxicity

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:14 am UTC
by elasto
A man's police interrogation in Kansas, Missouri was ended prematurely after he began answering questions by farting, according to local reports.

Sean Sykes Jnr is facing federal gun and drug charges after being pulled over twice by police in Kansas City. He was initially released in September, but taken back into custody this month.

Explosive new details have now emerged of Mr Sykes's original interview in September that was brought to an abrupt end.

According to the Kansas City Star newspaper, a detective's report said Mr Sykes "leaned to one side of his chair and released a loud fart" when asked for his address by police while being interviewed in September.

"Mr Sykes continued to be flatulent and I ended the interview," the detective wrote after recovering.

No charges were filed at the time after Mr Sykes denied knowledge of the items, but the 24-year-old was pulled over again this month. He was charged with stolen firearm offences and possession with intent to sell cocaine.

The detective's report emerged during a court appearance on Monday.


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Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:02 pm UTC
by KateGay
Hey everyone!
I'm reading now the book of Terry's non-fiction and just stuck with one phrase (the last one). Have no idea what he's talking about. Maybe you could help me?
It's from 'Advice to the Booksellers':

Some shops like to put the author near the doors. This is a problem on winter tours — I've frozen before now, so try to put the table out of the worst of the icy blast. Shops in malls sometimes get the author to sign out in the mall. This is probably fine for a 'media' author or an author who can definitely draw a big queue, but it's hell on wheels for the rest. Besides, it's always too noisy and you get a Greek chorus of Uzis - the little old ladies who stand around glaring at the luckless author and muttering 'Uzi? Uzi den? Izeeonnatelly? Uzi?’

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:45 pm UTC
by K-R
Explosive new details
Nice.

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:04 pm UTC
by Sableagle
KateGay wrote:'Uzi? Uzi den? Izeeonnatelly? Uzi?
Who's he? Who's he, then? Is he on the tele(vision)? Who's he?

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:35 pm UTC
by Soupspoon
I've decided this is Humour rather than Dark: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/41973119/w ... th-is-flat

(It's a video news item, if that affects your choice of whether to 'read' it on your current, possibly-metered, connection. And only the woman in it gave any actual 'reason' why, so don't expect too much of an insight.)

This post asseverated an augmented alteration and added adjustment to the rules and guidelines bit (point 4).

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:14 am UTC
by addams
umm...bbc news is more engaging that TV Tropes.
See ya'!

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:12 pm UTC
by SecondTalon
Soupspoon wrote:I've decided this is Humour rather than Dark: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/41973119/w ... th-is-flat

(It's a video news item, if that affects your choice of whether to 'read' it on your current, possibly-metered, connection. And only the woman in it gave any actual 'reason' why, so don't expect too much of an insight.)

Do you mind actually explaining what this is about?

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:05 pm UTC
by Soupspoon
SecondTalon wrote:Do you mind actually explaining what this is about?

Hit by the automated URL trans-truncation, alas. I had thought that the "why-do-people-still-think-the-earth-is-flat" bit would cover the main explanatory bit sufficiently (though, as I noted in the appendment, it does slightly oversell itself) to not attract such a colourful response of moderatory misgivings.

Was also tempted to do the "…people came from all round the world…" joke, but then I hear that dedicated Round Earthers can also be found at all four corners of the Earth, so…

(Lest I further dissect the frog, needless to say that it tickled me, and hoped it'd tickle others.)

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:48 pm UTC
by Soupspoon
To those who complain about their local train services, note that schedules can be missed even in Japan!

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:39 am UTC
by KateGay
Sableagle wrote:
KateGay wrote:'Uzi? Uzi den? Izeeonnatelly? Uzi?
Who's he? Who's he, then? Is he on the tele(vision)? Who's he?

Thank you so much. Now I see it)

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:40 pm UTC
by elasto
On Thursday the US Department of Defense accidentally retweeted a tweet calling for Donald Trump to resign as US president.

The original tweet which also called for two other US politicians to step down following sexual harassment allegations was tweeted from an account belonging to @ProudResister, an anti-Trump activist.

It said: "The solution is simple. Roy Moore: Step down from the race. Al Franken: Resign from congress, Donald Trump: Resign from the presidency. GOP: Stop making sexual assault a partisan issue. It's a crime as is your hypocrisy."

The Pentagon's main account retweeted the message to its 5.2 million followers before quickly deleting it.


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Wonder how 'accidental' it really was :D

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:44 pm UTC
by Mutex
Anyone remember when something like that would have been a big deal?

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:15 pm UTC
by CorruptUser
Pepperidge farm remembers.

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:04 pm UTC
by addams
Oh, Dear...elasto;
It's funny and tragic.

It's no wonder the U.S. has had it's Cyber Ass Kicked.
It holds nuclear missile codes, it's in charge of the security of the United States, and its ultimate boss, the US president, is a prolific tweeter. But when it comes to handling its own Twitter account, the Pentagon could do with improving its skills.
Skills?
We seem like such a bunch of bumbling idiots.
We so easily turn on one another. sigh...

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:24 am UTC
by Angua

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:24 pm UTC
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
It's actually a subset of infinity.

Wait, that's not right...

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:53 pm UTC
by Sizik
Sheikh al-Majaneen wrote:It's actually a subset of infinity.

Wait, that's not right...

It's an intersection over infinity.

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:38 pm UTC
by Sableagle
addams wrote:We so easily turn on one another. sigh...
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An Ohio lawmaker who routinely touted his Christian faith and anti-LGBT views has resigned after being caught having sex with a man in his office.

Wes Goodman, who is the Republican state legislator for Ohio, is married to a woman who is assistant director of an annual anti-abortion rally known as March for Life.

The right-wing legislator, who pushed “family values”, was reportedly witnessed having sex with a man inside his office who was not employed by the legislator.


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Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:55 pm UTC
by jewish_scientist

This is the internet, so yes.

from article wrote:"The Federal Aviation Administration, a government agency that regulates US airspace, told local TV station KREM 2 that the manoeuvre did not appear to pose a safety risk and they 'cannot police morality'."

I have heard this before, and it really gets on my nerves. Any justification of any law ultimately rests on morality.

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:08 pm UTC
by Chen
jewish_scientist wrote:I have heard this before, and it really gets on my nerves. Any justification of any law ultimately rests on morality.


But it's certainly not the FAA's place to judge said morality. They are in charge of aviation safety. They said this had no safety implications and thus they're not the authority to make any other judgements on it.

The Navy certainly can discipline their pilots for inappropriate behavior, but it's not a legal thing.

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:19 pm UTC
by ObsessoMom
jewish_scientist wrote:

This is the internet, so yes.

from article wrote:"The Federal Aviation Administration, a government agency that regulates US airspace, told local TV station KREM 2 that the manoeuvre did not appear to pose a safety risk and they 'cannot police morality'."

I have heard this before, and it really gets on my nerves. Any justification of any law ultimately rests on morality.


Another thing that gets on my nerves is this widespread claim: that incidents of juvenile penis-worship and "fraternity-syle hi-jinks" in the military (which sometimes escalate into sexual hazing and outright sexual assault of innocent bystanders, while officers look the other way--anyone else here old enough to remember the 1991 Tailhook scandal?) are a time-honored part of the macho and misogynistic "warrior culture."

Should society just accept the uglier sides of "warrior culture" as the price of having an army, navy, etc.? After all, rape has been a very well-documented part of military action for millennia. I can't deny that.

I also can't condone it. And I don't understand how expecting some level of professionalism and self-control from the military will somehow render these men and women less able to do their jobs like professionals.

I realize that some people will think I'm committing a slippery slope fallacy, but the track record really does show that fraternity-style hi-jinks in the military often go too far when the leadership winks or looks the other way. So no, the military leadership should not wink or look the other way. The response shouldn't be out of proportion, but is this sort of conduct befitting an officer and a gentleman? Really?

[Edited to say: I do see why it's not the FAA's bailiwick. But the military's? Definitely.]

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:48 pm UTC
by CorruptUser
jewish_scientist wrote:I have heard this before, and it really gets on my nerves. Any justification of any law ultimately rests on morality.


That's a noble ideal and all, but not the way the world works. Even if we agree on what is moral, e.g. guns drugs prostitution abortion, laws are always about what the lawmakers decide, not what's right. In a democracy, it's supposed to be the will of the people, or what the public wants, not necessarily what the public actually thinks is moral, and that's the optimistic view. In a dictatorship? You don't need to obey the laws, but you don't need to keep all your bodyparts either.

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:05 pm UTC
by morriswalters
jewish_scientist wrote:I have heard this before, and it really gets on my nerves. Any justification of any law ultimately rests on morality.
Hold that thought. When you go to bed tonight give consideration to crimes committed in the name of morals.

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:10 pm UTC
by Soupspoon
Chen wrote:They said this had no safety implications and thus they're not the authority to make any other judgements on it.

It appears to have been an 'unprotected' penis. Surely there are implications in that. e.g. skyborne STDs and pregnancies, depending on whatever other contrail formations happened to be floating around...

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:27 pm UTC
by CorruptUser
I think it's more the whole "using military equipment without authorization and in such a way that attracts so much scrutiny that no one can cover it up" that's the thrusting force.

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:17 pm UTC
by Grop
Are you all talking about that air penis? The craziest part is that it made the news at all.

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:49 pm UTC
by orthogon
jewish_scientist wrote:I have heard this before, and it really gets on my nerves. Any justification of any law ultimately rests on morality.


There's overlap, but it's not total. Cheating on your spouse is immoral, but most democracies don't make it illegal; driving on the left is illegal in the US, but isn't immoral in itself.

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:06 pm UTC
by Soupspoon
CorruptUser wrote:that's the thrusting force.

So, we should probably be pumping the jerk of a pilot with the penetrating question of if he's a ring leader, subbing for another or just been playing at it alone in making a rod for his own back. It'll be hard to rise to the challenge. Hard on everyone! And would it even stand up if brought to the stand in court, under pressure of a stiff penalty, or flop?

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:13 am UTC
by commodorejohn
I wanted to respond to CorruptUser but couldn't think of anything suitably funny. Thank you, Soupspoon, for fulfilling my dream.

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:53 am UTC
by Angua
I'm pretty sure the article said the military would be taking disciplinary action.