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Jan Schmuckal, "Fleeting Brilliance" (n.d.)

Posted by: rdbrewer at 10:50 AM




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1 Stark.

Posted by: HH at March 20, 2015 10:51 AM (Ce4DF)

2 , "Fleeting Brilliance"

This too is the story of Obama.... except the brilliance part...

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at March 20, 2015 10:51 AM (Bn6aD)

3 Oneth again?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at March 20, 2015 10:51 AM (0HooB)

4 Shazbot!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at March 20, 2015 10:52 AM (0HooB)

5 Beautiful painting.

Posted by: Sphynx at March 20, 2015 10:52 AM (OZmbA)

6 I got coined. Coin culture is racist.

Posted by: Sacagawea at March 20, 2015 10:52 AM (gwG9s)

7 Iran, circa 2016.

Or worse, Tel Aviv

Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at March 20, 2015 10:53 AM (SCcgT)

8 With a name like Schmuckal, it has to be good.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at March 20, 2015 10:53 AM (0HooB)

9 Schmuckal, that must have been a tough name to live with.

Posted by: Penfold at March 20, 2015 10:53 AM (Fbt5B)

10 "Who painted this?" "Some schmuck...al."

Ah, reality, satire can barely improve upon ye.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented Christian Objectivist at March 20, 2015 10:54 AM (DT3rQ)

11 I TOLD you the world is on fire!

Posted by: Ted Cruz at March 20, 2015 10:54 AM (cbfNE)

12 Nice.
Love these art threads!

Posted by: Lizzy at March 20, 2015 10:54 AM (V+8gv)

13 Just a jackknife has MacHeath, dear. And he keeps it out of sight...

Posted by: toby928(C) at March 20, 2015 10:54 AM (evdj2)

14 This artist started on his lifelong journey of solitude to become a great artist at approximately the same time that his kindergarten classmates learned what his last name was.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at March 20, 2015 10:54 AM (NeFrd)

15 Oh, and the artist is still alive!

Posted by: Lizzy at March 20, 2015 10:55 AM (V+8gv)

16 who is behind the tree?

Posted by: Roy at March 20, 2015 10:55 AM (fWLrt)

17 Schmuckal......?



That Austrian?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 20, 2015 10:55 AM (LA7Cm)

18 2 -- Also the fleeting. He won't go away.

Posted by: OSTB at March 20, 2015 10:55 AM (ShdUd)

19 Podhoretz - The U.S., Israel crisis has exploded:

http://tinyurl.com/k2d6cje

From now on, it should be illegal to elect a petulant child with compound personality disorders to elected office.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at March 20, 2015 10:55 AM (BZAd3)

20 Is it me ... or does that look a bit like broccoli, or maybe parsley ?


As I've said before ... I just don't "get" most visual art. Can someone explain to me ... in more specific terms than "it's pretty" ... the whole appreciation thing regarding sculpture, painting, and such ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 20, 2015 10:55 AM (ZUUI1)

21 With a name like Schmuckal's, it's got to be good.

Posted by: Citizen X at March 20, 2015 10:55 AM (7ObY1)

22 Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at March 20, 2015 10:53 AM (0HooB)

LOL, great minds and all that!

Posted by: Citizen X at March 20, 2015 10:56 AM (7ObY1)

23 I hear the creaky creak of little feet -- I think sick kiddo is up.

Posted by: @votermom at March 20, 2015 10:56 AM (cbfNE)

24 Jan seems feminine.

She may have willingly become a Schmuck.

Posted by: Lauren at March 20, 2015 10:56 AM (ivhY3)

25 So is that a nuclear explosion or air-dropped napalm beyond the trees?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 20, 2015 10:56 AM (b4sRV)

26 Hey, this chick's not dead. Still paints. Mostly trees,

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 20, 2015 10:56 AM (LA7Cm)

27 Yeah, Jan Schmuckel... not one of my best happy little students.

Posted by: Zombie Bob Ross at March 20, 2015 10:57 AM (TOk1P)

28 The sun is setting in, and on, the West!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 20, 2015 10:57 AM (ftVQq)

29 Looks like I'm not wearing enough sunscreen.

Not much time before the shockwave gets here...

Posted by: Moderate Salami at March 20, 2015 10:57 AM (/Ho8c)

30 . not one of my best happy little students.
Posted by: Zombie Bob Ross at March 20, 2015 10:57 AM (TOk1P)

But those are happy little trees or broccoli, or parsley...

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at March 20, 2015 10:58 AM (Bn6aD)

31
LOL, great minds and all that!


Yep. I keep waiting for a skeleton to pop out of one of these paintings again.

Or a picture of DogMan.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at March 20, 2015 10:58 AM (0HooB)

32 Moderate Salami, will need SPF 2,000,000,090

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 20, 2015 10:58 AM (b4sRV)

33
Can someone explain to me ... in more specific terms than "it's pretty" ... the whole appreciation thing regarding sculpture, painting, and such ?

Art captures a subjective feeling in a physical form. Because of the necessary ambiguity it may instill a different feeling in the viewer. The art that I enjoy is art I can get lost in, that I think about, that moves me in ways that mere words can not.

Music is the same.

Art exists at the intersection between the work and the audience.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 20, 2015 10:59 AM (JtwS4)

34 Art exists at the intersection between the work and the audience.


Nicely put...

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at March 20, 2015 10:59 AM (Bn6aD)

35 >>>air-dropped napalm

That's the companion piece, "Fleeting Foliage"

Posted by: Bigby's Thrown Gauntlet at March 20, 2015 11:00 AM (3ZtZW)

36 Is there a coven of naked witches dancing around that bonfire in the woods?

Posted by: davidt at March 20, 2015 11:00 AM (t2aeH)

37 I've known some women who've married into some bad names.

There was Mrs McAnnally, and yes I was pronounced that way.

Then there was Carol Carroll who apparently liked the name so much she kept it after divorcing Mr Carroll.

Posted by: Lauren at March 20, 2015 11:00 AM (ivhY3)

38 not one of my best happy little students.

Posted by: Zombie Bob Ross at March 20, 2015 10:57 AM (TOk1P)



But those are happy little trees or broccoli, or parsley...

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at March 20, 2015 10:58 AM (Bn6aD)


Heh, maybe that was intentional. One of those pics they put in children's activity books: Hey kids, can you spot the broccoli and parsley hidden in this picture? Also, a sniper! Turn the page over to see the answers.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 20, 2015 11:00 AM (TOk1P)

39 I found AllenG!

Posted by: Waldo at March 20, 2015 11:00 AM (KFdZd)

40 From now on, it should be illegal to elect a petulant child with compound personality disorders to elected office.


****

Oh if 'twere so. Imagine the cobwebs and ringing echoes in the empty decaying halls of the Capitol building...

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at March 20, 2015 11:01 AM (NeFrd)

41 Posted by: Waldo

***

Nice!

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at March 20, 2015 11:01 AM (NeFrd)

42 Posted by: ScoggDog at March 20, 2015 10:55 AM (ZUUI1)

You'll know art when you see it!


Also, you can appreciate the sheer technical challenge of using the rather messy and imprecise mechanisms of paint, color, shapes, chisels and hammers to create something that is even recognizable, let alone "pretty".

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 20, 2015 11:02 AM (ftVQq)

43 Could be called Daisycutter

Posted by: Roy at March 20, 2015 11:02 AM (fWLrt)

44 Can someone explain to me ... in more specific terms than "it's pretty" ... the whole appreciation thing regarding sculpture, painting, and such ?

Good art is sorta like what some Supreme Court Justice said about pornography -- that he may not be able to describe it but he knew it when he saw it.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at March 20, 2015 11:02 AM (xQX/f)

Posted by: Penfold at March 20, 2015 11:02 AM (Fbt5B)

46 If it costs more than $400, it's called "art." Fine art, $2,000+. /sarc

Posted by: fly gal at March 20, 2015 11:03 AM (8TdcF)

47 Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at March 20, 2015 10:59 AM (Bn6aD)


Yes!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 20, 2015 11:03 AM (ftVQq)

48 Good art is like moderate Muslim

Posted by: Roy at March 20, 2015 11:03 AM (fWLrt)

49 I got willowed in that last thread.

:-\.

But g'morning all

Posted by: mynewhandle at March 20, 2015 11:03 AM (AkOaV)

50 >>>Art exists at the intersection between the work and the audience.

Yup. That's what makes it different from the more quotidian, say like illustration or advertising art. Why "Dogs Playing Poker" or Norman Rockwell aren't art, per se, but a Mark Rothko is so much at the other extreme that its entire appeal is subjective

Posted by: Bigby's Thrown Gauntlet at March 20, 2015 11:04 AM (3ZtZW)

51 I know what I like, and I like my velvet Elvis.

Posted by: toby928(C) at March 20, 2015 11:04 AM (evdj2)

52 Jan Schmuckal brilliantly played 'Bailey' on WKRP in Cincinnati. Then she married James Brolin.

Posted by: Johnny Spring Fever at March 20, 2015 11:04 AM (gwG9s)

53 A lot of nice looking 2x4's and baseball bats in that picture. Which reminds me, I just got a new drive belt for my sawmill. I better go and get it laced up and put into action.

Posted by: fairweatherbill at March 20, 2015 11:05 AM (FviSe)

54 Ever since a kid, I nosh on curly parsley. I used to call them little trees, now they are my breath freshener of choice.

Posted by: Russkilitlover at March 20, 2015 11:05 AM (z82M5)

55 Yes Guvernor MoonBeam,


sending the Illegals Home will save water and eliminate the

total sum of dirty diapers left in Parking Lots.

Posted by: V2 at March 20, 2015 11:06 AM (/WmRg)

56
Because industrial design is also art, dammit:

Hitched a ride in the Mercedes F 015 self-driving car

http://tinyurl.com/pmsheeu

Absolutely gorgeous photo and vid essay.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 20, 2015 11:06 AM (kdS6q)

57 Posted by: Bigby's Thrown Gauntlet at March 20, 2015 11:04 AM (3ZtZW)

What do you mean "Dogs Playing Poker" isn't art?

Next you'll be claiming that a painting of Elvis on velvet isn't art either!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 20, 2015 11:06 AM (ftVQq)

58 Nothin' says coven like Hansel and Gretel in the oven.

Posted by: The Brothers Grimm at March 20, 2015 11:06 AM (ZbCKc)

59 Schmuckal, Schlimazel, Hassenpfeffer Incorporated...

Posted by: Lincolntf at March 20, 2015 11:06 AM (2cS/G)

60 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 20, 2015 11:07 AM (kff5f)

61 I found Waldo!

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 20, 2015 11:07 AM (kff5f)

62 Those paintings of Bikini atoll are so lovely.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 20, 2015 11:07 AM (t//F+)

63 In Soviet Russia, Waldo find You!

Posted by: toby928(C) at March 20, 2015 11:08 AM (evdj2)

64 Bandy ... Thanks. Unfortunately - I really didn't understand a damned word. Not a single word.


Or ... To be more accurate ... I guess I'm incapable of having a "feeling" by looking at a painting or statue.


I do get the Hrothgar thing ... I know these people have a hell of a lot of talent. It just doesn't do anything for me.


But thanks all.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 20, 2015 11:08 AM (ZUUI1)

65 Those paintings of Bikini atoll are so lovely.


****


Ladies' swimsuits these days use such a small amount of fabric that it's hardly a bikini atoll

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at March 20, 2015 11:09 AM (NeFrd)

66 I've known some women who've married into some bad names.


Yea, me too

Candy Beaver
Virginia Hamm

Are 2 I won't for get.

Posted by: wrg500 at March 20, 2015 11:09 AM (sgrzZ)

67 That said, this painting does nothing for me. It depicts a scene, it doesn't evoke it.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 20, 2015 11:09 AM (JtwS4)

68
Good thing his name ain't Schmeckel.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 20, 2015 11:09 AM (St6BJ)

69 !


Posted by: Marcel Marceau at March 20, 2015 11:10 AM (0HooB)

70 @67 try a view of an E.H.Allerton

Posted by: V2 at March 20, 2015 11:10 AM (/WmRg)

71 I find the color and the composition pleasing....

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at March 20, 2015 11:10 AM (Bn6aD)

72 In a single day, NYT hired and fired Razib Khan - an atheist Bangladeshi-American science writer - for white supremacy.

ProgMedia like Gawker lynched him up a few hours after NYT hired Razib. Got a twitter mob to go after him and NYT folded within hours.

Mostly cause Razib, being a stickler for genetic science and data, actually writes about what the science on race and ethnicity actually shows.

He also was attacked for writing at places like Taki Mag and VDare -- places that publish guys like Sailer and Derb. Razib also writes for Unz.com - wonder why the Prog Mob didn't attack that? Probably cause Unz also publishes alt-left writers alongside alt-right ones.

Stupid world.

Charles Murray @charlesmurray 5h5 hours ago
Razib Khan, the nerdiest of writers on genes (that's a compliment, @razibkhan), is too scary for the NYT. www.politico.com/blogs/media/2015/03/new-york-times-drops-razib-khan-204287.html ... Pathetic.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at March 20, 2015 11:10 AM (ZPrif)

73 "I've known some women who've married into some bad names."


Tell me about it.

Posted by: Huma at March 20, 2015 11:10 AM (t2aeH)

74 We have sun here in Michigan. We have had sun for the past few days. In March this is known as "unexpected" or rather "the first shoe has dropped...."

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Checkered Pasts Lead the Spring Styles at the Outrage Outlet! at March 20, 2015 11:10 AM (hLRSq)

75 As I've said before ... I just don't "get" most visual art. Can someone explain to me ... in more specific terms than "it's pretty" ... the whole appreciation thing regarding sculpture, painting, and such ?

Good art is evocative. There really aren't "more specific terms" because either visual art (in general, or specific items) "speaks to you," or it doesn't.

There's a lot of art I have viewed in which I can see great technical skill, and I just felt "so what?" In other art, I've seen less pure skill, and somehow it just caught the perfect essence of... whatever... and I sat mesmerized for quite a while just looking at it.

But that's rare for me. I'm not really huge into static visual art (paintings, drawings, photos, sculptures, etc.), myself. I prefer music or books.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 20, 2015 11:10 AM (kff5f)

76 There's 60+ comments here already and nobody summoned the folks from the last thread (that I noticed)?

Hah! They deserve to be abandoned!

(Note that, whereas moments ago I was one of Them, now that I'm one of Us, I scoff at Them. Scoff Scoff!)

Posted by: mindful webworker - shh! Don't tell! at March 20, 2015 11:11 AM (19RKp)

77 V2 at March 20, 2015 11:06 AM (/WmRg) Yes, imagine how clean our roads and cities could be if littering were a deportable offense.

Posted by: PaleRider at March 20, 2015 11:11 AM (7w/kf)

78
Fleeting Brilliance, or The Absolute Best Case Description of M. Night Shyamalan's Career.



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 20, 2015 11:11 AM (St6BJ)

79 Jan Schmuckal is the name I use when I paint. This weekend I'm painting the garage.

Posted by: Brian Williams at March 20, 2015 11:11 AM (gwG9s)

80 Looks, like a fat guy, a chunk of liver and a can of Old Milwaukee Light. Discuss

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 20, 2015 11:11 AM (vPh3W)

81
Razib backwards is Bizar . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 20, 2015 11:12 AM (St6BJ)

82 Tell me about it.



Posted by: Huma at March 20, 2015 11:10 AM (t2aeH)


His last name should have given you a clue to (a) what he was like, and (b) what was the subject of his thoughts.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Checkered Pasts Lead the Spring Styles at the Outrage Outlet! at March 20, 2015 11:12 AM (hLRSq)

83 There's a lot more to it than just being "pretty," but not sure I can explain it.

There's composition, texture, color, proportion, as well as emotions that different pieces evoke. Personally, I prefer more classical works, but some more "modern" art can still be appealing.

Isn't this something that CAC or somebody can do a posty thing on? Might be an idea of something to add instead of a "I hate all my readers" post.

:-)


Posted by: Moderate Salami at March 20, 2015 11:12 AM (/Ho8c)

84 Last spring I was shopping for granite to redo 30 yr old kitchen. You go through this warehouse with hundreds of stones -- some worth a couple hundred to some worth $50,000 (not a typo). You have to look closely at a tiny little tag to see the price.

I stopped at one and my mouth dropped. Unbelievable beauty -- my heart skipped a beat. I said to the 'designer', "Jackson Pollock".

Her reply? "That's what the stone is called. $50,000 -- the most expensive stone we carry."

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at March 20, 2015 11:12 AM (xQX/f)

85 Hollywood doing their part to get the immigration message out there:

http://tinyurl.com/mpbqeb9

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at March 20, 2015 11:13 AM (BZAd3)

86 Governor Moon Beam, now that's an old bag to replace the Hillary old bag.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 20, 2015 11:13 AM (vPh3W)

87 72 In a single day, NYT hired and fired Razib Khan - an atheist Bangladeshi-American science writer - for white supremacy. . . Mostly cause Razib, being a stickler for genetic science and data, actually writes about what the science on race and ethnicity actually shows.

Stupid world.

Charles Murray @charlesmurray 5h5 hours ago
Razib Khan, the nerdiest of writers on genes (that's a compliment, @razibkhan), is too scary for the NYT. www.politico.com/blogs/media/2015/03/new-york-times-drops-razib-khan-204287.html ... Pathetic.
Posted by: Costanza Defense

________________

So the New York Times protected their delicate flower readership from having a conversation about race?

Posted by: Furious George at March 20, 2015 11:13 AM (UlJ3l)

88 Wow, the snow is really coming down on this first day of spring. Yay global warming!

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at March 20, 2015 11:13 AM (shFKH)

89 Ladies' swimsuits these days use such a small amount of fabric that it's hardly a bikini atoll
Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at March 20, 2015 11:09 AM (NeFrd)


Ah, yes. Wicked Weasel.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 20, 2015 11:14 AM (t//F+)

90 "Good thing his name ain't Schmeckel. "



Well, it's a chick, so.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 20, 2015 11:14 AM (LA7Cm)

91 So the New York Times protected their delicate flower readership from having a conversation about race?

And Science (as opposed to "#Science").

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 20, 2015 11:14 AM (kff5f)

92 Posted by: mindful webworker - shh! Don't tell! at March 20, 2015 11:11 AM
(19RKp)



See post #350. I was going to, but it was already done.

Posted by: HH at March 20, 2015 11:14 AM (Ce4DF)

93 >>>I find the color and the composition pleasing....

It would make a great basis for a hunting camo pattern, don't you think?

Posted by: Bigby's Thrown Gauntlet at March 20, 2015 11:15 AM (3ZtZW)

94 Looks like a Tiffany lampshade. Oh, and, I still hate the narcissistic, statist, anti-colonialist petulant Iranian child we elected president. I hate her butt boy, Baraka too.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 20, 2015 11:15 AM (5buP8)

95 Beautiful painting. It's worth clicking on the picture to see his other works. A contemporary artist I actually like! Thanks, RD

Posted by: JTB at March 20, 2015 11:15 AM (FvdPb)

96 "Her reply? "That's what the stone is called. $50,000 -- the most expensive stone we carry."

Your response..."uh, can I see the Uba Tuba again?"

Posted by: Lauren at March 20, 2015 11:15 AM (ivhY3)

97 Also, peeps just have different preferences for the arts stuff. Just like some folk find different sorts of wood appealing--some prefer light colored wood, dark wood, fine grains, coarse grain, etc etc.


Posted by: Moderate Salami at March 20, 2015 11:15 AM (/Ho8c)

98 So the New York Times protected their delicate flower readership from having a conversation about race?
Posted by: Furious George at March 20, 2015 11:13 AM (UlJ3l

They don't want to have a conversation, they want to have a monologue.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 20, 2015 11:16 AM (vPh3W)

99 95 Beautiful painting. It's worth clicking on the picture to see his other works. A contemporary artist I actually like! Thanks, RD
Posted by: JTB at March 20, 2015 11:15 AM
I agree...

Posted by: hello, it's Me Donna ....again at March 20, 2015 11:16 AM (Bn6aD)

100
Hey, anyone see Fewenuff lately? Been communicating with him via e-mail and he's disappeared. I think he thinks I'm stalking him.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 20, 2015 11:16 AM (St6BJ)

101 Posted by: Costanza Defense at March 20, 2015 11:10 AM (ZPrif)

The NYT hates SCIENCE!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 20, 2015 11:16 AM (W5DcG)

102 97
Mary Anne v Ginger

Hardwood v carpet

Posted by: wrg500 at March 20, 2015 11:17 AM (sgrzZ)

103 95 Beautiful painting. It's worth clicking on the picture to see his other works. A contemporary artist I actually like! Thanks, RD
Posted by: JTB at March 20, 2015 11:15 AM (FvdPb)


Especially the cloud shapes in the upper left corner.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 20, 2015 11:17 AM (St6BJ)

104 Sweden starting to sweat a bit:

http://tinyurl.com/k9p8dnk

Just when I realized I must have misplaced that only fuck I had to give.

Malmo, baby. Malmo.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at March 20, 2015 11:17 AM (BZAd3)

105 Hey, anyone see Fewenuff lately? Been communicating with him via e-mail and he's disappeared. I think he thinks I'm stalking him.


I saw him a few days ago, along with a couple of other Old Timers like runningrn.

Posted by: Marcel Marceau at March 20, 2015 11:18 AM (0HooB)

106 Ah yes, Mary Ann and hardwood.

Posted by: Furious George at March 20, 2015 11:18 AM (UlJ3l)

107 102 Hardwood v carpet
Posted by: wrg500 at March 20, 2015 11:17 AM (sgrzZ)


Hardwood IN carpet.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 20, 2015 11:18 AM (St6BJ)

108
No morning thread reminding us what a bunch of useless cockdockets the GOPe are?

Must be a slow news cycle.

Posted by: LibertarianJim at March 20, 2015 11:18 AM (9TK8E)

109 Ginger.

Hardwood.

And if you disagreee with me, you're worse than Hitler!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 20, 2015 11:18 AM (zF6Iw)

110 Yup. That's what makes it different from the more
quotidian, say like illustration or advertising art. Why "Dogs Playing
Poker" or Norman Rockwell aren't art, per se, but a Mark Rothko is so
much at the other extreme that its entire appeal is subjective

Posted by: Bigby's Thrown Gauntlet at March 20, 2015 11:04 AM (3ZtZW)


I remember seeing something on one of those pinup "artists," and a number of those guys did their stuff AS advertising art, in one form or another. Might be a Coke sign, or it might be your local hardware store's calendar. Scantily clad dames, holding a sign, or with a bottle of soda in her hand.
The thing is though, once you've seen one pinup girl, you've kinda seen them all. Some artists prefer dames in lingerie, some in average American gal outfits, some in sexy sexy poses, some in swimsuits, some doing normal, everyday activities.

Still, the same. Same curves, same smiles, same come hither looks. Only differences being the hair color and styles.

Nice to look at? Sure. But art? Nah.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 20, 2015 11:18 AM (TOk1P)

111 105
I saw him a few days ago, along with a couple of other Old Timers like runningrn.
Posted by: Marcel Marceau at March 20, 2015 11:18 AM (0HooB)


We bandied back and forth here and then offline about a project. It was kind of a goof but it actually can work if done properly.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 20, 2015 11:19 AM (St6BJ)

112 "Mostly cause Razib, being a stickler for genetic science and data, actually writes about what the science on race and ethnicity actually shows."

Ah yes.

One wonders just how many among the lynch mob were of the "I Fucking Love Science" crowd. Except of course when the science carries an unwelcome message. Then that messenger must be driven out and scourged. Because Science!

Then to again be pleasantly lulled by the anodyne musings of assistant planetarium gift shop manager Neil Degrasse Tyson.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 20, 2015 11:19 AM (noWW6)

113 Speaking of peeps and art...

...going to a Peep Show this weekend. Which is where they take Peeps and make dioramas out of em.

Posted by: Bigby's Thrown Gauntlet at March 20, 2015 11:19 AM (3ZtZW)

114 Also, as a prospective first-time home buyer, flood insurance is effing INSANELY expensive.

Posted by: LibertarianJim at March 20, 2015 11:19 AM (9TK8E)

115 Mary Anne v Ginger
I remember when it was hip to say Mary Anne. F-that. Ginger all day. She would hurt me. And I'd come back for more.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 20, 2015 11:19 AM (5buP8)

116 I've known some women who've married into some bad names.


Posted by: Lauren at March 20, 2015 11:00 AM (ivhY3)


The wife of a couple I'm friends has remarked about the awkwardness of their wedding announcement. It was the "Gross-Cox" wedding.

Posted by: Country Singer at March 20, 2015 11:19 AM (8hctH)

117 I have never been very fond of granite countertops. The idea doesn't appeal and i break enough plates as it is.

I am told a marble slap is the bomb for making pastry, so I could be tempted to put in a slab of that.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 20, 2015 11:19 AM (t//F+)

118 104 Sweden starting to sweat a bit:

http://tinyurl.com/k9p8dnk

Just when I realized I must have misplaced that only fuck I had to give.

Malmo, baby. Malmo.
Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at March 20, 2015 11:17 AM (BZAd3)


Nelzon Muntz, In Swedish.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 20, 2015 11:20 AM (St6BJ)

119 Bill Ayers wants her people to call his people.

LINK: http://preview.tinyurl.com/n8h6wam

SFW (American Thinker)

Posted by: mrp at March 20, 2015 11:20 AM (JBggj)

120 They don't want to have a conversation, they want to have a monologue.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 20, 2015 11:16 AM (vPh3W)


Ah yes, the National Venting about Race.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Checkered Pasts Lead the Spring Styles at the Outrage Outlet! at March 20, 2015 11:20 AM (hLRSq)

121 Sweden starting to sweat a bit:

http://tinyurl.com/k9p8dnk

Just when I realized I must have misplaced that only fuck I had to give.

Malmo, baby. Malmo.
Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at March 20, 2015 11:17 AM (BZAd3)




If you need me, I'll be right over here.


Posted by: Finland at March 20, 2015 11:21 AM (GQ8sn)

122 I like Dali, especially enhanced.

That's about the extent of my art appreciation.

Music, OTOH, is a different thing entirely.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at March 20, 2015 11:21 AM (0HooB)

123 No morning thread reminding us what a bunch of useless cockdockets the GOPe are?

Must be a slow news cycle.

Posted by: LibertarianJim at March 20, 2015 11:18 AM (9TK8E)


Misplaced the thesaurus.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Checkered Pasts Lead the Spring Styles at the Outrage Outlet! at March 20, 2015 11:21 AM (hLRSq)

124 117 I have never been very fond of granite countertops. The idea doesn't appeal and i break enough plates as it is.

I am told a marble slap is the bomb for making pastry, so I could be tempted to put in a slab of that.
Posted by: Kindltot at March 20, 2015 11:19 AM (t//F+)


The idea is not to slam glass and porcelain down? Granite is fantastic. We had the countertops replaced and I was shocked that they put them in our pad. No wonder NYU is charging so much in tuition.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 20, 2015 11:22 AM (St6BJ)

125 ...going to a Peep Show this weekend. Which is where they take Peeps and make dioramas out of em.

I saw a funny Peep diorama: Two peeps sitting on the can. The waste pipe led to jars of Marsh-mellow Fluff.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 20, 2015 11:22 AM (5buP8)

126 120 They don't want to have a conversation, they want to have a monologue.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 20, 2015 11:16 AM (vPh3W)


Ah yes, the National Venting about Race.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Checkered Pasts Lead the Spring Styles at the Outrage Outlet! at March 20, 2015 11:20 AM (hLRSq)


Yes, a black version of Roland Freisler shrieking at me before hanging me with piano wire on a meathook.

Pass.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 20, 2015 11:23 AM (St6BJ)

127 NY Times: "Monica Lewinsky, Back but This Time On Her Terms"

...and not on her knees??

Posted by: Marcus T at March 20, 2015 11:23 AM (GGCsk)

128 109
If hardwood can you ever be sure of Ginger?

Posted by: wrg500 at March 20, 2015 11:23 AM (sgrzZ)

129 It's a sad statement about America that Bill Ayers is still in the oxygen stealing business.

Posted by: toby928(C) at March 20, 2015 11:23 AM (evdj2)

130 125 ...going to a Peep Show this weekend. Which is where they take Peeps and make dioramas out of em.

I saw a funny Peep diorama: Two peeps sitting on the can. The waste pipe led to jars of Marsh-mellow Fluff.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 20, 2015 11:22 AM (5buP


Peep Show?

For a moment I flashed on Show World Center on 8th Avenue and 42nd Street, circa 1981.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 20, 2015 11:23 AM (St6BJ)

131
My favorite artist is Andrew Wyeth. (I have a long rant about how he is the Ernest Hemingway of visual arts).

This is fishing nets drying in the wind on a Maine shore. I feel that I'm there, I know what temperature it is. I am transported to that moment in time by all the moments in time that have been like that or not like that:


http://bit.ly/1HbdFeP

This one might be more accessible because boobehs. (Yes, I got into Wyeth for the boobehs. I stayed for the emotional resonance). It's a pretty girl naked, but it's not just a pretty girl naked:

http://bit.ly/1EwByt1

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 20, 2015 11:24 AM (JtwS4)

132 Your response..."uh, can I see the Uba Tuba again?"

Yeah I ended up buying low tier, because hoping to flip this place soon. But I would kill -- absolutely kill -- to have that stone in my next kitchen.

They also had a 'Van Gogh' at $40,000 that looked like 'Starry Night'. I couldn't see all the blueness in a kitchen. Too strong for my taste. But the Pollock would be amazing.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at March 20, 2015 11:24 AM (xQX/f)

133 129 It's a sad statement about America that Bill Ayers is still in the oxygen stealing business.
Posted by: toby928(C) at March 20, 2015 11:23 AM (evdj2)


All I'll say is (REDACTED). Get my meaning?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 20, 2015 11:24 AM (St6BJ)

134 Those tall trees seem hateful, I bet they came by their strength through privilege.

Posted by: FDR's Television at March 20, 2015 11:25 AM (ne2fm)

135 They don't want to have a conversation, they want to have a monologue.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 20, 2015 11:16 AM (vPh3W)

And guess who is supposed to be the eager listener!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 20, 2015 11:25 AM (ftVQq)

136 If you need me, I'll be right over here.


Posted by: Finland at March 20, 2015 11:21 AM (GQ8sn)

Good one.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at March 20, 2015 11:25 AM (BZAd3)

137 One example of Razib's (who's Bangladeshi) supposed "white supremacy" was his discussion of IQ data that shows northeast asians (Japanese, Korean, Chinese) have slightly higher IQs, on average, than whites.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at March 20, 2015 11:25 AM (ZPrif)

138 I like granite because it feels nice to cook on. We were thinking of doing the new glass countertops but decided against it because some people have had issues with them being too porous.

I love the look of marble but with so many kids I just don't think I could keep it from getting damaged.

Posted by: Lauren at March 20, 2015 11:26 AM (ivhY3)

139 134 Those tall trees seem hateful, I bet they came by their strength through privilege.
Posted by: FDR's Television at March 20, 2015 11:25 AM (ne2fm)


Fascis, my boy (see the reverse side of the Dime).

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 20, 2015 11:26 AM (St6BJ)

140
>>>"...going to a Peep Show this weekend. Which is where they take Peeps and make dioramas out of em."

One year the DC Rollergirls made a roller derby diorama out of peeps. It was hysterical.

Posted by: LibertarianJim at March 20, 2015 11:26 AM (9TK8E)

141 Wyeth's stuff is so sad. It is hard to say why but his stuff feels static and sad.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 20, 2015 11:26 AM (t//F+)

142 From the Sweden link:

"'There are hundreds of Russian intelligence officers around Europe and the West. They violate our territory every day,' Unge told reporters at SAPO headquarters in Solna, just outside Stockholm, at the launch of the agency's annual report."

John Schindler (@20committee) was just growling on Twitter a short while ago about his counterparts in Russian intelligence.

"I loathe Russian intel & what they fight for. But I respect them professionally. They're good. They view West w/contempt; I understand why."

Posted by: torquewrench at March 20, 2015 11:26 AM (noWW6)

143 Also, as a prospective first-time home buyer, flood insurance is effing INSANELY expensive.

Posted by: LibertarianJim at March 20, 2015 11:19 AM (9TK8E)

More political BS. My home was reassigned into 100 year flood zone several years ago. Insurance went from $10 to $45 a month. I was there in 1999 during Hurricane Floyd. 20 inches of rain. Water didn't get within 50 feet of my house and 5 feet below FFE.
Bullshit to regain Katrina $$$$.

Posted by: Golfman - We Have No Hill at March 20, 2015 11:27 AM (iVjJr)

144 Posted by: Kindltot at March 20, 2015 11:19 AM (t//F+)

Pastries and chocolates. I think it stays cooler than ambient temperature or something.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 20, 2015 11:27 AM (GDulk)

145 Huh. Was just over at Newsbusters.

NYT wants Margaret Sanger on the $20 bill.

Why??

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 20, 2015 11:28 AM (FsuaD)

146 Red Sky in the morning, Sailor take warning.
Red Sky at Night, Sailor's Delight.
It's in the Bible, you can look it up.

Posted by: ALH at March 20, 2015 11:29 AM (yAPdC)

147 "
Why??"

Because they < 3 eugenics.

Posted by: Lauren at March 20, 2015 11:29 AM (ivhY3)

148 >>NYT wants Margaret Sanger on the $20 bill. Why??

And Rachel Carson, too!

Guess they're going through a merchants of death phase with a heavy dose of feminism?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 20, 2015 11:30 AM (V+8gv)

149 Out of left field, but relevant to Hillary!: check out the in-kind campaign contribution "Madam Secretary," on CBS. This ridiculous Hillary tongue bath is a laugh riot. Written and directed by women, it shows; the men are weak, fluttering, ineffectual twats who hug and tear up at the drop of a hat, while the Hillary clone is tough and stalwart. My family and I almost wet ourselves laughing at it. A middle school class writing by committee could produce more plausible plots and characters, and more polished writing.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 20, 2015 11:30 AM (oKE6c)

150 "But I respect them professionally. They're good. They view West w/contempt; I understand why."


That is pretty much the default setting for a dictator's lackeys.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Checkered Pasts Lead the Spring Styles at the Outrage Outlet! at March 20, 2015 11:30 AM (hLRSq)

151 If hardwood can you ever be sure of Ginger?



Taint sure.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 20, 2015 11:30 AM (RrYlH)

152 New wall oven being installed on Tuesday. Cannot wait.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 20, 2015 11:30 AM (FsuaD)

153 75
As I've said before ... I just don't "get" most visual art. Can
someone explain to me ... in more specific terms than "it's pretty" ...
the whole appreciation thing regarding sculpture, painting, and such ?


It really takes something special in a painting for me to react to it.

However, THIS gives me a perpetual woody:

http://tinyurl.com/lskjpcp

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at March 20, 2015 11:31 AM (5Un6g)

154 "'There are hundreds of Russian intelligence officers around Europe and the West. They violate our territory every day,'
------
Plus all those damned defense attaches! Fuckers.

Posted by: RioBravo at March 20, 2015 11:31 AM (NUqwG)

155 #Kateurday Open Thread Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/578940410178904069

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/578940727016624128

Artistic Kate -

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/578940889109692416

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/578941085071777793

Posted by: kbdabear at March 20, 2015 11:31 AM (GrXXa)

156 I'm surprised the NYT hasn't suggested Trayvon Martin on a bill, or the Gentle Giant.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 20, 2015 11:31 AM (FsuaD)

157 I didn't get into Wyeth paintings because of the boobehs. Some of his nudes are fine-I don't particularly like that one, though. There are paintings of nudes by other artists I think are much better I enjoy the barns and this one of water is quite nice:

http://tinyurl.com/kxn289o

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 20, 2015 11:32 AM (DXzRD)

158 However, THIS gives me a perpetual woody:


Mobile art. Very mobile.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at March 20, 2015 11:32 AM (0HooB)

159 So the non- Islamic religious Islamic terrorists struck again in Yemen.......

Posted by: hello it's Me Donna... again at March 20, 2015 11:32 AM (Bn6aD)

160 145
Here's a list of the other women in the running.

Women on 20s began inviting people to visit the site and vote for their favorite candidates to replace Jackson on the twenty-dollar bill; the choices include Alice Paul, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Sojourner Truth, Rachel Carson, Rosa Parks, Barbara Jordan, Margaret Sanger, Patsy Mink, Clara Barton, Harriet Tubman, Frances Perkins, Susan B. Anthony, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

Posted by: wrg500 at March 20, 2015 11:32 AM (sgrzZ)

161 Tea Leoni was almost enough to get me to watch a minute of Madam Secretary. Almost enough.

Posted by: toby928(C) at March 20, 2015 11:32 AM (evdj2)

162 Pastries and chocolates. I think it stays cooler than ambient temperature or something.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 20, 2015 11:27 AM (GDulk)


with pastries, if you melt the fats the dough gets leathery. To keep flaky you have to keep the fats solid and spread out in thin sheets between the thin layers of dough. Some people keep the pastry flour in the freezer and use ice water for that reason, but the marble will act as a heat sink too.

I can't do pastries since I make bread. I over-knead and I have hot hands.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 20, 2015 11:33 AM (t//F+)

163 It's a forest of rape!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Sabrina Rubin Erdely at March 20, 2015 11:33 AM (2ap0X)

164 >>I'm surprised the NYT hasn't suggested Trayvon Martin on a bill, or the Gentle Giant.

Only considering women at this point. And the list is....interesting.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 20, 2015 11:33 AM (V+8gv)

165 137 One example of Razib's (who's Bangladeshi) supposed "white supremacy" was his discussion of IQ data that shows northeast asians (Japanese, Korean, Chinese) have slightly higher IQs, on average, than whites.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at March 20, 2015 11:25 AM (ZPrif)




The data are the data, no matter who likes them or doesn't like them.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 20, 2015 11:33 AM (oKE6c)

166 This would make a nice 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle.

Posted by: Captain Oblivious at March 20, 2015 11:34 AM (hiT/m)

167 164
>>I'm surprised the NYT hasn't suggested Trayvon Martin on a bill, or the Gentle Giant.

Only considering women at this point. And the list is....interesting.


Posted by: Lizzy at March 20, 2015 11:33 AM (V+8gv)


Rachel Jeantel FTW!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 20, 2015 11:34 AM (FsuaD)

168 "Also, as a prospective first-time home buyer, flood insurance is effing INSANELY expensive. "


My house is located on a creek. Not a steady creek but in good years it keeps water. While buying the house I inquired about flood insurance since, well, the house is on a creek. Agent kinda looked at me like I had just fallen out of the sky.

When we financed it the mortgager required flood insurance.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 20, 2015 11:35 AM (LA7Cm)

169 Women on 20s began inviting people to visit the site and vote for their favorite candidates to replace Jackson on the twenty-dollar bill; the choices include Alice Paul, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Sojourner Truth, Rachel Carson, Rosa Parks, Barbara Jordan, Margaret Sanger, Patsy Mink, Clara Barton, Harriet Tubman, Frances
Perkins, Susan B. Anthony, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.


No St. Pancake?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 20, 2015 11:35 AM (RrYlH)

170 Rachel Jeantel FTW!




Posted by: Jane D'oh at March


But don't use cursive...

Posted by: hello it's Me Donna... again at March 20, 2015 11:35 AM (Bn6aD)

171 161
Tea Leoni was almost enough to get me to watch a minute of Madam Secretary. Almost enough.

Posted by: toby928(C) at March 20, 2015 11:32 AM (evdj2)


Oh, watch it. It's hysterical (in every sense of the word). I'm not a Leoni fan, but the show is comedy gold. It's CBS's political answer to Sharknado.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 20, 2015 11:35 AM (oKE6c)

172 >>I'm surprised the NYT hasn't suggested Trayvon Martin on a bill, or the Gentle Giant.

Only considering women at this point. And the list is....interesting.


Posted by: Lizzy at March 20, 2015 11:33 AM (V+8gv)


What about me? My portrait on a bill could even be 3D!

Posted by: Zombie Rachel Corrie at March 20, 2015 11:36 AM (TOk1P)

173 Rachel Jeantel FTW!

That's retarded.

Posted by: toby928(C) at March 20, 2015 11:36 AM (evdj2)

174
Activists complain that there is prejudice towards black sounding names. Maybe, towards the more outlandish ones but not others. And there are hundreds of spoof videos of crazy black names by black comedians and actors.

Posted by: Sparky at March 20, 2015 11:36 AM (iQIUe)

175
Oh, watch it. It's hysterical (in every sense of the word). I'm not a
Leoni fan, but the show is comedy gold. It's CBS's political answer to
Sharknado.


Hey sharknado was an answer on Jeopardy yesterday..

Posted by: hello it's Me Donna... again at March 20, 2015 11:36 AM (Bn6aD)

176 What about me? My portrait on a bill could even be 3D!
Posted by: Zombie Rachel Corrie


1D. Very flat.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 20, 2015 11:37 AM (RrYlH)

177 So, I've been doing barre exercises on DVD (since I took ballet for years and know the moves).

On my toes this morning, I pop my big right toe.

Now I can hardly move it. WTH?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 20, 2015 11:37 AM (FsuaD)

178 Posted by: kbdabear at March 20, 2015 11:31 AM (GrXXa)

Proof that you'll know art when you see it!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 20, 2015 11:37 AM (ftVQq)

179 "Out of left field, but relevant to Hillary!: check out the in-kind campaign contribution 'Madam Secretary,' on CBS."

I wish I could find it now, but someone ran up an utterly brilliant bit of Photoshop regarding same.

It was titled something like "The Fantasy vs. The Reality".

On the "Fantasy" side, utterly gorgeous Tea Leoni in impeccably tailored clothes, playing the thinly fictionalized Hillary figure.

On the "Reality" side: bloated faded Canquelles wearing a pastel pantsuit too tight in the wrong places.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 20, 2015 11:37 AM (noWW6)

180 This would make a nice 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle.

Posted by: Captain Oblivious


It'll be in a lot more than 1000 pieces when that overpressure wave comes through.

Posted by: Moderate Salami at March 20, 2015 11:37 AM (/Ho8c)

181 >>Rachel Jeantel FTW!

Not enough people dead because of her, so no go.
I think Sanger and Carson are neck and neck on that count.
I suppose Sanger would win because she's responsible for American deaths while Carson's DDT activism killed a lot more people in Africa.
Seriously, what are they teaching in Women's studies that these two are currency-worthy?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 20, 2015 11:37 AM (V+8gv)

182 If they want to put a woman on a $20 bill, I suggest Marilyn Monroe

Posted by: kbdabear at March 20, 2015 11:37 AM (GrXXa)

183 Women on 20s began inviting people to visit the site
and vote for their favorite candidates to replace Jackson on the
twenty-dollar bill; the choices include Alice Paul, Betty Friedan,
Shirley Chisholm, Sojourner Truth, Rachel Carson, Rosa Parks, Barbara
Jordan, Margaret Sanger, Patsy Mink, Clara Barton, Harriet Tubman,
Frances Perkins, Susan B. Anthony, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Elizabeth Cady
Stanton.

Posted by: wrg500 at March 20, 2015 11:32 AM (sgrzZ)


What? Susan B. Anthony again?
That list reads like Exhibit A for repealing the 19th Amendment.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 20, 2015 11:37 AM (oKE6c)

184 I nominate AtC for the face of the 20. Oh, wait she on all the money in Alextopia, never mind.

Posted by: wrg500 at March 20, 2015 11:37 AM (sgrzZ)

185 Those tall trees seem hateful, I bet they came by their strength through privilege.
Posted by: FDR's Television at March 20, 2015 11:25 AM (ne2fm)


Some day they will all be made equal.
By hatchet, axe and saw.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 20, 2015 11:38 AM (W5DcG)

186 Deer pop is so bad near me there are coyotes. Outside of Pittsburgh PA. In another suburb in our county, they wanted to shoot the deer, and loons kept opening the gates to let the deer loose...

Posted by: Baldy at March 20, 2015 11:38 AM (sEXjW)

187 If they want to put a woman on a $20 bill, I suggest Marilyn Monroe


They don't want a real woman...

Posted by: hello it's Me Donna... again at March 20, 2015 11:38 AM (Bn6aD)

188 I want Kate Upton on a $20 bill.

Other nominees include Christina Hendricks, Scarlett Johansen, Lynda Carter or Angela Cartwright.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at March 20, 2015 11:38 AM (0HooB)

189 So, I've been doing barre exercises on DVD (since I took ballet for years and know the moves).

On my toes this morning, I pop my big right toe.
Now I can hardly move it. WTH?



God's way of saying slow down?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 20, 2015 11:38 AM (RrYlH)

190
So, did Andrew Wyeth bang Helga or not? They say he didnt but then why do they always refer to it as "the scandal"? Not sure how he could spend hours away from everyone painting her for 14 years and no one notices.

Posted by: Sparky at March 20, 2015 11:38 AM (iQIUe)

191
God's way of saying slow down?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 20, 2015 11:38 AM (RrYlH)


Or quit.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 20, 2015 11:39 AM (FsuaD)

192 "Also, as a prospective first-time home buyer, flood insurance is effing INSANELY expensive. "





My house is located on a creek. Not a steady creek but in good
years it keeps water. While buying the house I inquired about flood
insurance since, well, the house is on a creek. Agent kinda looked at
me like I had just fallen out of the sky.



When we financed it the mortgager required flood insurance.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 20, 2015 11:35 AM (LA7Cm)


I live pretty close to a fairly large river that tends to flood, if not every year, close enough to it. However, my house is on enough of a hill that the flood insurance requirement could be waved. I forget what they called it. Maybe a Flood Insurance Waver.


Anyhoo, I just sorta assumed the insurance was fairly cheap, unless there was evidence your property gets hit by floods often enough.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 20, 2015 11:40 AM (TOk1P)

193 One year the DC Rollergirls made a roller derby diorama out of peeps. It was hysterical.
Posted by: LibertarianJim at March 20, 2015 11:26 AM


I remember when Mary Katherine Hamm used to do a little "This Week in Peeps" news video. Those were pretty good.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 20, 2015 11:40 AM (h4vJk)

194 Camo generator:
http://is.gd/jRcS4W

Pretty sure you'd have to specify the colors so it's not what I was thinking, exactly, but it might be fun to play around with the colors of this painting and see what comes out.

Posted by: Bigby's Thrown Gauntlet at March 20, 2015 11:40 AM (3ZtZW)

195 The data are the data, no matter who likes them or doesn't like them.


Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 20, 2015 11:33 AM (oKE6c)

Narrative data are sciency data, non-narrative data are racist lies based upon patriarchal privilege!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 20, 2015 11:40 AM (ftVQq)

196 Activists complain that there is prejudice towards black sounding names. Maybe, towards the more outlandish ones but not others. And there are hundreds of spoof videos of crazy black names by black comedians and actors.

I see a lot of those "black" names. I can respect the ones that are clearly variants on something else, but the ones that are totally just random syllables strung together? Meaningless names for meaningless lives. There's a sad symmetry to that.

And Key and Peele (natch) had a hillarious sketch about the whole "urban" names and pronunciation thing...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented Christian Objectivist at March 20, 2015 11:41 AM (DT3rQ)

197
ScarJo has shaved half her head. I guess it's the newest look in Hwd.

Posted by: Sparky at March 20, 2015 11:41 AM (iQIUe)

198 191
God's way of saying slow down?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 20, 2015 11:38 AM (RrYlH)

Or quit.



Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 20, 2015 11:39 AM (FsuaD)

Your not as young as I thought I was.

Posted by: wrg500 at March 20, 2015 11:41 AM (sgrzZ)

199 Alice Paul was pro life. We should flood the votes for her. If it's got to happen, at least make it someone not murderous.

Posted by: Lauren at March 20, 2015 11:41 AM (ivhY3)

200
I looked on facebook yesterday and there was a report of a black man in ms who was found hanging. I kind of thought 'oh no' until somebody said, was it suicide or homicide and now from everything I've read it sounds like suicide is more likely (found behind his house, used a bedsheet, hands untied). I don't wish suicide on anyone, but ifwhen the evidence comes in there is truly no sign of foul play,I will feel the media has been incredibly irresponsible to report this as if it were a lynching when there is no proof.

Posted by: Lea at March 20, 2015 11:42 AM (lIU4e)

201 Okay, I don't remember who it was, but someone asked me to tackle jwest's challenge from the THC thread. I have posted on that blog I don't have.

The link in the nic doesn't go there, it goes to my gofundme page (to which you can certainly donate).

That blog I don't have is at
http://dedicatedtenter.blogspot.com

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 20, 2015 11:42 AM (kff5f)

202 >>And Key and Peele (natch) had a hillarious sketch about the whole "urban" names and pronunciation thing...

And two skits on silly names for college football players.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gODZzSOelss

Posted by: Lizzy at March 20, 2015 11:43 AM (V+8gv)

203
So, did Andrew Wyeth bang Helga or not? They say he didnt but then why do they always refer to it as "the scandal"? Not sure how he could spend hours away from everyone painting her for 14 years and no one notices.

It was a marketing scandal. Many of the Helga works had been known and exhibited for years. His wife certainly knew that he painted Helga. She had mixed feelings about it, which they played up the "scandal".

I don't think anyone knows for sure whether they banged or not.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 20, 2015 11:44 AM (JtwS4)

204 #fleetingbrillianceisoverrated

Posted by: Jen Psocki at March 20, 2015 11:44 AM (Dwehj)

205 I want Kate Upton on a $20 bill.



Other nominees include Christina Hendricks, Scarlett Johansen, Lynda Carter or Angela Cartwright.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t a


2nd for Christina, if they do color prints.

Posted by: Moderate Salami at March 20, 2015 11:44 AM (/Ho8c)

206 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 20, 2015 11:35 AM (LA7Cm)

Aren't you in Texas?

If your realtor was a realtor (and not just "a real estate agent") you should have filed a complaint. State law in TX says that mortgages for houses in flood plains (which yours would have been) "SHALL have" flood insurance. Your realtor should have known that, and already been factoring likely premiums into your numbers.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 20, 2015 11:45 AM (kff5f)

207 113 Speaking of peeps and art...

...going to a Peep Show this weekend. Which is where they take Peeps and make dioramas out of em.

Posted by: Bigby's Thrown Gauntlet at March 20, 2015 11:19 AM (3ZtZW)



I don't have time to look for a link, but I remember seeing a Peeps diorama of Capt. Sullenberger's landing on the Hudson River.

Posted by: rickl at March 20, 2015 11:45 AM (zoehZ)

208 I want Kate Upton on a $20 bill.

Other nominees include Christina Hendricks, Scarlett Johansen, Lynda Carter or Angela Cartwright.


Only if it was 3D.

Posted by: wrg500 at March 20, 2015 11:45 AM (sgrzZ)

209 I will feel the media has been incredibly irresponsible to report this as if it were a lynching when there is no proof.

It's what we do best.

Posted by: The MFM at March 20, 2015 11:45 AM (Dwehj)

210 I normally don't laugh at people phalling, unless it is Chris Farley etc, but Lady Armpit, Duchess of Snackwell, Baroness of Boobbeltia meeting the Royal family of Japan is hilarious.

Posted by: Baldy at March 20, 2015 11:45 AM (sEXjW)

211 And Key and Peele (natch) had a hillarious sketch about the whole "urban" names and pronunciation thing...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented Christian Objectivist


I think I just heard you say "boy".

Posted by: Moderate Salami at March 20, 2015 11:46 AM (/Ho8c)

212 Posted by: Hrothgar at March 20, 2015 11:40 AM (ftVQq)

----------


I pretty much take IQ data at face value, across the board, and dismiss out of hand squawks about cultural bias, since a) people from some wildly different cultures kick our ass on our own test, and b) the tests I've seen pose questions such as "complete the series" or "which triangle is most like," rather than asking after, e.g., arcane rules of polo or yacht regattas.



I denounce myself, and look forward to getting top bunk at a Fun Camp.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 20, 2015 11:46 AM (oKE6c)

213 I want Kate Upton on a $20 bill.

Other nominees include Christina Hendricks, Scarlett Johansen, Lynda Carter or Angela Cartwright.

Only if it was 3D.


And made of flubber.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 20, 2015 11:47 AM (659DL)

214 WRT Kate Upton on a 20

Other nations have different sized bills and that way blind peeps can tell the difference. Putting Kate on a bill means we can keep the same size bills and achieve the same result.

Posted by: Bigby's Thrown Gauntlet at March 20, 2015 11:47 AM (3ZtZW)

215 214
Topographical relief.

Posted by: wrg500 at March 20, 2015 11:48 AM (sgrzZ)

216 Will the Kate Upton bill be available in braille?

Posted by: Uncle Busyhands at March 20, 2015 11:48 AM (Dwehj)

217 I want Kate Upton on a $20 bill.



Other nominees include Christina Hendricks, Scarlett Johansen, Lynda Carter or Angela Cartwright.



Only if it was 3D.




Way to slow down the velocity of money. We'll be back to a barter system in no time.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 20, 2015 11:49 AM (oKE6c)

218 210
I normally don't laugh at people phalling, unless it is Chris Farley
etc, but Lady Armpit, Duchess of Snackwell, Baroness of Boobbeltia
meeting the Royal family of Japan is hilarious.


Posted by: Baldy at March 20, 2015 11:45 AM (sEXjW)


LOL!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 20, 2015 11:49 AM (FsuaD)

219 Ooops. A day late and a dollar short. That's Uncle Busyhands. Sigh.

Posted by: Uncle Busyhands at March 20, 2015 11:49 AM (Dwehj)

220
Will the Kate Upton bill be available in braille?


Posted by: Uncle Busyhand
I'd be happy to help develop that and do spellchecking.

Posted by: Moderate Salami at March 20, 2015 11:49 AM (/Ho8c)

221 "Your realtor should have known that, and already been factoring likely premiums into your numbers."


I don't remember. He did seem completely confused by the question as if he never dealt with it and had no idea. It just seemed obvious to me.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 20, 2015 11:50 AM (LA7Cm)

222
>>>When we financed it the mortgager required flood insurance.

That's what I'm facing. Possibly up to $3,000 a year, and that's just for starters -- which is higher than the property taxes.

Similar house, three blocks away on the same street, not in a flood zone. WTF?

Posted by: LibertarianJim at March 20, 2015 11:50 AM (9TK8E)

223 State law in TX says that mortgages for houses in flood plains (which yours would have been) "SHALL have" flood insurance.


They had to inject something about a 500 year flood study in mine. I live by Lewisville Lake. Seeing how it is a man made impoundment built in 1927, how can they even figure 500 years into it. Or even 100 for that matter?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 20, 2015 11:50 AM (RrYlH)

224 My husband is a GA State grad. Needless to say, he's over the moon today.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 20, 2015 11:51 AM (FsuaD)

225 165 137 One example of Razib's (who's Bangladeshi) supposed "white supremacy" was his discussion of IQ data that shows northeast asians (Japanese, Korean, Chinese) have slightly higher IQs, on average, than whites.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at March 20, 2015 11:25 AM (ZPrif)

Which is why, in my belief, universities try to keep them out since they make the other minorities look bad.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 20, 2015 11:51 AM (mx5oN)

226 Which is why, in my belief, universities try to keep them out since they make the other minorities look bad.

And blondes

Posted by: wrg500 at March 20, 2015 11:52 AM (sgrzZ)

227 >>I denounce myself, and look forward to getting top bunk at a Fun Camp.

You're mostly right. I was certified to give IQ tests back in college, and a lot of the questions are things like repeating back a long series of numbers. It's also interesting to observe how people answer questions (not that this is factored int the score. The only issue they may have is that some of the early questions are/were(?) seeming slam dunks like "What month is Memorial Day (but it is often confused w/Labor Day), and possibly something related to months (to see if you can distinguish which ones have 31 days or 2. But it's been a few decades since I've done one so it's probably been completely overhauled...

Posted by: Lizzy at March 20, 2015 11:52 AM (V+8gv)

228 My husband is a GA State grad. Needless to say, he's over the moon today.

Well, they never would have beat my Wofford Terriers.

Posted by: Prez'nit Brackets at March 20, 2015 11:53 AM (Dwehj)

229 So now, spring arrives and the snow falls and the migrating Canada Geese get chased out of the sky -- so I have about 500 of them in my backyard pooping up a storm.

*shakes fist at Al Gore*

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at March 20, 2015 11:54 AM (xQX/f)

230 Similar house, three blocks away on the same street, not in a flood zone. WTF?

Posted by: LibertarianJim


You can thank the Feds and FEMA for that.

If there have been a lot of developmental changes in the area recently, you might be able to pursue a FIRM (flood insurance rate map) revision, but that could be costly and may not produce the result you want, either.

Posted by: Moderate Salami at March 20, 2015 11:55 AM (/Ho8c)

231 The only issue they may have is that some of the early questions are/ were(?) seeming slam dunks like "What month is Memorial Day (but it is often confused w/Labor
Day),


Memorial Day = May
Labor Day = L - Later

Posted by: rickb223 at March 20, 2015 11:55 AM (RrYlH)

232 the tests I've seen pose questions such as "complete the series" or "which triangle is most like," rather than asking after, e.g., arcane rules of polo or yacht regattas.

Has nothing to do with IQ tests, but I've actually had explained to me how that (really unintended) bias can creep into things like standardized tests. It's not enough that it *should* matter, but the reality for many kids in urban school districts is that it does.

It's like this. Most math text books use a deck of cards when talking about probability, right? "What's the odds of pulling any diamond? Any 9? The Jack of clubs?"

For a large part of the country (the part that plays cards regularly), we grok that really quickly. Many black urban youth literally (or virtually) never play with a standard deck of playing cards. They play dominoes.

Now, the math is the same regardless, and they *can* learn to get the answers for the "regular deck of playing cards." But do the same thing for dominoes: "What is the odds of picking any 6? Any double? The 5/3?" and *those* they can often answer much more easily.

Why this matters is that most urban youth have already grown up hearing that they can't do math (or do well in school generally) and anything that makes school harder makes them that much more likely just to give up.

It's a little thing. For anyone already willing to overcome it, it's a "not a thing." But for a lot of kids, just that little change can make their prospects for actually *learning* at school much, much better.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 20, 2015 11:55 AM (kff5f)

233 I want Kate Upton on a $20 bill.



Other nominees include Christina Hendricks, Scarlett Johansen, Lynda Carter or Angela Cartwright.



Only if it was 3D.



And made of flubber.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 20, 2015 11:47 AM (659DL)


Excuse me, I'll be in my vault, rolling around in my money.

Posted by: Scrooge McDuck at March 20, 2015 11:56 AM (TOk1P)

234 I denounce myself, and look forward to getting top bunk at a Fun Camp.


Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 20, 2015 11:46 AM (oKE6c)

You'll definitely won't be assigned to the "Blue" cabin.
You can always ascribe a cultural bias to an intelligence test, but as I recall, the testers tried very hard to make the questions independent of "background" and based on innate reasoning capability. Their argument also fails for me in that I agree completely that any one individual taking such a test might have a personal difficulty taking a test, but in the aggregate, you are looking at test sets involving thousands of subject and the law of large numbers comes into play regarding averages.
But the question on Burke's Peerage probably should be eliminated, right-oh?

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 20, 2015 11:56 AM (ftVQq)

235 I want Kate Upton on a $20 bill.

Other nominees include Christina Hendricks, Scarlett Johansen, Lynda Carter or Angela Cartwright.


"Why are these new $20s always so sticky...?"

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented Christian Objectivist at March 20, 2015 11:56 AM (DT3rQ)

236 So now, spring arrives and the snow falls and the migrating Canada Geese get chased out of the sky -- so I have about 500 of them in my backyard pooping up a storm.



Do you have a permit for that much fertilizer?
-PA Dept of Ag

Posted by: rickb223 at March 20, 2015 11:56 AM (RrYlH)

237 Memorial Day = May
Labor Day = L - Later


All months have 28 days.

I took an IQ test back in HS. Buddy of mine's aunt was working on her Master's in Edumacashun. It was interesting, and she wisely didn't tell either of us our scores.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at March 20, 2015 11:57 AM (0HooB)

238 .... The Kate Upton $20

US Treasury Dept announces a new textured bill.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 20, 2015 11:57 AM (b4sRV)

239 They had to inject something about a 500 year flood
study in mine. I live by Lewisville Lake. Seeing how it is a man made
impoundment built in 1927, how can they even figure 500 years into it.
Or even 100 for that matter?

Posted by: rickb223


It's a probability thing. For the 100-year flood event, they are just saying that it's a rain event so heavy that it only has a 1% chance of occurring in any given year. For the 500, 0.2% chance.

It's about rainfall data as opposed to actual recorded flood levels.

Posted by: Moderate Salami at March 20, 2015 11:58 AM (/Ho8c)

240 >>Memorial Day = May

Labor Day = L - Later

Nice. You would be amazed at how many people just blurt out an answer without thinking on a question like that.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 20, 2015 11:58 AM (V+8gv)

241 Ace is awake. Come, corgis.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 20, 2015 11:59 AM (FsuaD)

242 http://www.airpowersquadron.org/#!van-nuys-/c___

"Fifi", the only flying B29 left visits Van Nuys airport and flies Sat Sun; planning to be nearby to see hear her take off.

Posted by: OK, Thanks, Bye at March 20, 2015 11:59 AM (ucB75)

243 You're mostly right. I was certified to give IQ
tests back in college, and a lot of the questions are things like
repeating back a long series of numbers. It's also interesting to
observe how people answer questions (not that this is factored
int the score. The only issue they may have is that some of the early
questions are/were(?) seeming slam dunks like "What month is Memorial
Day (but it is often confused w/Labor Day), and possibly something
related to months (to see if you can distinguish which ones have 31 days
or 2. But it's been a few decades since I've done one so it's probably been completely overhauled...


Posted by: Lizzy at March 20, 2015 11:52 AM (V+8gv)


Yes, we no longer expect our testees to know what month of the year your military loving holiday falls on. We have replaced it with questions about Oprah's relationship with Eric Holder... or Steadman, and do you think she's gay?

Posted by: Culturally Neutral IQ Tests at March 20, 2015 11:59 AM (TOk1P)

244 Similar house, three blocks away on the same street, not in a flood zone. WTF?

Posted by: LibertarianJim at March 20, 2015 11:50 AM (9TK8E)


As someone said above- a lot of the blame is with the Feds on that one.

But there's also plenty at the State government level- if "blame" is, indeed, the word.

The idea is that people in a known flood plain will have flood insurance, and therefore not need (and may not be eligible for) State/National assistance. People *not* in flood plains who get flooded will be eligible for State/National assistance. To reduce the chances of that (and, I'm sure, line some cronies' pockets) the State keeps expanding the flood plain maps.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 20, 2015 11:59 AM (kff5f)

245 Woof!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 20, 2015 12:00 PM (ftVQq)

246 You want Kate Upton, you'll get Michelle.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 20, 2015 12:00 PM (axaxF)

247 So it seems BATFE is is now directorless:

http://tinyurl.com/nmsnqgc

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented Christian Objectivist at March 20, 2015 12:01 PM (DT3rQ)

248 It's like this. Most math text books use a deck of cards when talking about probability, right?
"What's the odds of pulling any diamond? Any 9? The Jack of clubs?"

For a large part of the country (the part that plays cards regularly), we grok that really quickly. Many black urban youth literally (or virtually) never play with a standard deck of playing cards.



"What's the odds of making your point or crapping out?"

Posted by: rickb223 at March 20, 2015 12:01 PM (RrYlH)

249 I'm guessing that a Terrier is pretty tasty fare.

Posted by: Prez'nit Brackets at March 20, 2015 12:01 PM (Dwehj)

250 184 I nominate AtC for the face of the 20. Oh, wait she on all the money in Alextopia, never mind.

Posted by: wrg500 at March 20, 2015 11:37 AM (sgrzZ)

The Empress would surely approve of my suggestion of Marilyn on the $20

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/578944749689700352

Posted by: kbdabear at March 20, 2015 12:02 PM (GrXXa)

251 Posted by: Lizzy at March 20, 2015 11:52 AM (V+8gv)

--------------


The questions I've seen on modern tests tend to involve recognizing a pattern and then extending it (e.g., showing three squares divided into quadrants, with a filled in quadrant progressively moving from quadrant I - III, and asking what the next square would look like, that sort of thing).



It's like this. Most math text books use a deck of cards when talking
about probability, right? "What's the odds of pulling any diamond? Any
9? The Jack of clubs?"



For a large part of the country (the part that plays cards
regularly), we grok that really quickly. Many black urban youth
literally (or virtually) never play with a standard deck of playing
cards. They play dominoes.


Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 20, 2015 11:55 AM (kff5f)




Poor pedagogical technique to presuppose irrelevant knowledge in explaining a topic. The way to do that is to use appositives, i.e., to provide the information via an implicit definition, as I just defined "appositive." But as you say, in any case, it's not relevant to IQ tests, anyway, and people from cultures who probably have no idea what a "jack of clubs" is do better on the tests than we do.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 20, 2015 12:04 PM (oKE6c)

252 SO Fox is showing Obama's video message to Iran again.

Honestly, WTF???? Has any other president done this?
It's just weird to me.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 20, 2015 12:06 PM (V+8gv)

253 I took an IQ test back in HS. Buddy of mine's aunt was working on her Master's in Edumacashun. It was interesting, and she wisely didn't tell either of us our scores.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at March 20, 2015 11:57 AM (0HooB)




Why would anyone want to know? If it's higher than you would guess, you would feel as though you should do more than you have. If it's lower, than obviously the test is flawed (kidding!). If it's exactly what you guessed, then there's no point.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 20, 2015 12:06 PM (oKE6c)

254
It's a little thing. For anyone already willing
to overcome it, it's a "not a thing." But for a lot of kids, just that
little change can make their prospects for actually *learning* at
school much, much better.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon


Good point about the bias. But as you say, the math is the same, the concepts are the same.

I recall the most common random probability example being a bag of marbles or something similar. I'd seen marbles as I child, but never really played with them much, and other than knowing that they come in different colors, don't know much about them. To me, it seems that all has no bearing on being able to abstractly conceptualize a theoretical bag full of theoretical marbles and trying to determine how likely one would be blue if pulled out at random. Either you can visualize the concept or not.

I don't doubt that standardized tests are biased in some fashion, because humans made the tests. But if everyone is being measured by the same yardstick, that does at least give you some objective data for making comparisons. To what extent you are measuring a person's innate cognitive ability or the effects of their cultural background is up for debate, as is determining what the results actually mean. But the statistical results of measurements of very large sample sizes is hard to argue with.

Posted by: Moderate Salami at March 20, 2015 12:07 PM (/Ho8c)

255 That blog I don't have is at

http://dedicatedtenter.blogspot.com
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 20, 2015 11:42 AM (kff5f)

Dedicated tenter? Do you like pyramid, hoop, or wedge tents the best?


Posted by: 1bulwetweft at March 20, 2015 12:11 PM (JkmfQ)

256 Posted by: Moderate Salami at March 20, 2015 12:07 PM (/Ho8c)


Yep. Also, it's not as if the test results (IQ and SAT both) conflict wildly with real life outcomes. They're used as predictors, and they do a pretty good job. If people were bombing out on IQ tests and then becoming successful theoretical physicists, it'd be a different story.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 20, 2015 12:14 PM (oKE6c)

257 Yep. Also, it's not as if the test results (IQ and
SAT both) conflict wildly with real life outcomes. They're used as
predictors, and they do a pretty good job. If people were bombing out on
IQ tests and then becoming successful theoretical physicists, it'd be a
different story.


Posted by: Jay Guevara


Excellent point.

But, maybe theoretical physics is just Rayciss.

Posted by: Moderate Salami at March 20, 2015 12:18 PM (/Ho8c)

258 >>But, maybe theoretical physics is just Rayciss.

And misogynist because girls are discouraged from learning math 'n sciencey stuff.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 20, 2015 12:23 PM (V+8gv)

259 I wish I still painted.

Posted by: Null at March 20, 2015 01:00 PM (xjpRj)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88_3AhU0-B0

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