Support




Contact
Ace:
aceofspadeshq at gee mail.com
CBD:
cbd at cutjibnewsletter.com
Buck:
buck.throckmorton at protonmail.com
joe mannix:
mannix2024 at proton.me
MisHum:
petmorons at gee mail.com
J.J. Sefton:
sefton at cutjibnewsletter.com
Powered by
Movable Type





Shock: Boys Prefer Puzzles and Games to Dolls, and This Somehow... Is Harmful to Girls

I noticed this story on National Geographic's feed a couple of weeks ago.

What was it doing there? I thought National Geographic's mission was to take us to little-seen corners of the globe, not to pluck stories off the Jezebel Network.

But I didn't read the actual story. I should have. Because I don't have enough stupid in my life already. (Link to PJ Media, which quotes this stupid Jezebelized Nat Geo article.)

Apart from the routine stupidity you'd expect -- that gender is a social construction and that kind of garbage -- is this mystifying claim:

This is because girls have leeway in American society that boys do not. "We've really defined a much narrower role of what counts as masculinity," Auster says. "'Tomboy' can mean anything from neutral to great. 'Sissy' is not meant in a positive way among kids."

A 2015 study found that boys are more likely to play with toys that develop spatial intelligence--K’nex, puzzles, Lego bricks--than girls are.

So, if I have this right: Boys are more prone to play with "boy" toys because boys are afforded less freedom by social norms, and are essentially forced to play with boy-toys, and girls are afforded more freedom to play as they choose, and this means that... girls are the oppressed sex?

The authoress goes on to state that the spatial skills that boy-type toys teach are important for later-in-life abilities in STEM fields. (And you can tell how important STEM fields are to feminist theorists by the exactly zero of them who majored in a STEM field.)

So if you follow this dingbat's logic -- and why should you? She obviously hasn't -- then, in order to spur girls into being better at STEM, you should force them, as boys are forced, to play with boy-toys against their inclinations.

And that, you see, will result in more "choice" for girls!

Listen, honey: Why don't you start taking some credits at community college in chemistry or calculus and then get back to me about the crisis of girls choosing fluffier majors than boys choose.

Maybe the Russians #hacked feminists' brains to make them think they didn't want to take courses with icky prereq's like calculus.

Wasn't it Saint Augustine of Hippo who said, "O Lord, give us STEM degrees, but don't give them to us yet"?

Posted by: Ace at 06:42 PM




Comments

(Jump to bottom of comments)

1 first

Posted by: blaster at December 29, 2016 06:39 PM (tewYv)

2 Here is what I don't get.

There is NO difference between men and women, yet, we are to believe that women in charge would be SO MUCH BETTER because they are, well, different.

Posted by: blaster at December 29, 2016 06:40 PM (tewYv)

3 National Geographic's mission is to show us brown boobies.

Posted by: Grump928(C) ProLite 1000 at December 29, 2016 06:40 PM (LTHVh)

4 I used to look up doll's dress's? What does that say about me?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 29, 2016 06:40 PM (SjImc)

5
And carrots used to be purple!

Posted by: Soothsayer Pro at December 29, 2016 06:40 PM (gRnrm)

6
#bringbackourpurplecarrots

Posted by: Soothsayer Pro at December 29, 2016 06:40 PM (gRnrm)

7 Boys also prefer girls that that is somehow harmful to women.
Or to Lena Dunman.
And to whoever is unlucky enough to draw the manatee straw.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 29, 2016 06:41 PM (LNl8j)

8 Sad people, angry at life, demanding that it knuckle under to their misshapen self___.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 29, 2016 06:41 PM (3hIZX)

9 I'm commenting I not the top 20 due to male privilege.

Posted by: fluffy at December 29, 2016 06:42 PM (jw2Xw)

10 I gotta go eat.

Being a geobachelor I just sit at work.

And play on the Q.

Posted by: blaster at December 29, 2016 06:42 PM (tewYv)

11 You can get orange, purple and white carrots, but why would you?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 29, 2016 06:43 PM (6Ll1u)

12 Boys play with dolls, they just call them action figures.

Posted by: NoahBawdy at December 29, 2016 06:43 PM (DeYoP)

13 #dingbatlogic

Posted by: Son of mad as hell at December 29, 2016 06:43 PM (+u4Fr)

14 Leftists keep trying to re-engineering the human species, it will not work, 500,000 years prove that.

Posted by: Skip at December 29, 2016 06:43 PM (5sOEp)

15 3.National Geographic's mission is to show us brown boobies.

Obama's grandmother posed nude for this magazine.

Posted by: R. DUKE at December 29, 2016 06:44 PM (ONH2e)

16 >>> You can get orange, purple and white carrots, but why would you?

For the chili. Duh!

Posted by: fluffy at December 29, 2016 06:44 PM (jw2Xw)

17 They now have a Sciencey reason as to why they suck at Parallel Parking

Posted by: garrett at December 29, 2016 06:44 PM (EzDt3)

18
Did you guys see this?? It's 3 weeks old.

ABC News fakes a crime scene for a news report!

This is hilarious!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YwIkknxE8E

Posted by: Soothsayer Pro at December 29, 2016 06:44 PM (gRnrm)

19 girls choosing fluffier majors than boys choose.

Analysis: TRUE.

Posted by: Peter North at December 29, 2016 06:44 PM (DMUuz)

20 I heard that eating too many orange carrots makes your skin turn orange. Do the purple carrots have the same effect ?

Posted by: NoahBawdy at December 29, 2016 06:45 PM (DeYoP)

21 >>You can get orange, purple and white carrots, but why would you?


Rainbow Chili

Posted by: garrett at December 29, 2016 06:45 PM (EzDt3)

22 Okay, keep not posting so I will go, people.

Posted by: blaster at December 29, 2016 06:45 PM (tewYv)

23 fluffier majors


I had to read this twice as I read it initially "fluffer".

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 29, 2016 06:45 PM (M9gy0)

24 The camel will get its nose under the tent through "joint appointments" like a Womyn's Studies professor holding a joint position in the Biology Department. No particular expertise in biology needed. There they can act as zampolits, terrorizing professors doing real scientific research.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at December 29, 2016 06:46 PM (J8/9G)

25 Boys play with dolls, they just call them action figures.

Posted by: NoahBawdy at December 29, 2016 06:43 PM (DeYoP)


Okay, sure, but girls usually don't make their Barbies kill each other.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 29, 2016 06:46 PM (8ZskC)

26
>>> You can get orange, purple and white carrots, but why would you?

This is a LIE!

You're talking about Peppers!!

Posted by: Soothsayer Pro at December 29, 2016 06:46 PM (gRnrm)

27 https://tinyurl.com/jgp8jlr


Top Obama official calls Trump so corrupt forgets Hillary Clinton is a member of his own party

Posted by: Evilpens at December 29, 2016 06:46 PM (y3aQB)

28
National Pornographic.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 29, 2016 06:46 PM (mbhDw)

29 #rainbowcarrots

Posted by: Son of mad as hell at December 29, 2016 06:46 PM (+u4Fr)

30 You can get orange, purple and white carrots, but why would you?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 29, 2016 06:43 PM


The Cochran knows.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 29, 2016 06:46 PM (DMUuz)

31 I say send these sniveling feminists to a madrassa and let allah sort them out.

Posted by: Fritz at December 29, 2016 06:47 PM (nrkHK)

32 COME ON HILLARY! It's not too late to be the most famous person to die in 2016!!!!

Posted by: the extremely deplorable and very racist, sexist, bigotted and homophobic james at December 29, 2016 06:47 PM (jxw6R)

33 Oh I heard Peter North knows a lot about boy fluffers too...
#gay4pay

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 29, 2016 06:47 PM (LNl8j)

34 Sooo... the actual physical differences between Men's and Women's brains are immaterial...

its teh Patriarchy!

Why does the Left hate actual science?

Posted by: Don Q. at December 29, 2016 06:47 PM (qf6WZ)

35
Why do peppers come in so many colors, anyway?

Posted by: Soothsayer Pro at December 29, 2016 06:47 PM (gRnrm)

36 People that dwell on these matters of "boys this" and "girls that" are looney tunes.

We should be teaching our young-ins to get a good education, work hard, play hard, take care of faith and family and succeed and do great things.

All this gender stuff is crapola from lefty loons.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 29, 2016 06:47 PM (5VlCp)

37 #feminists can't figure out basic boy/girl toy preferences and you're expecting... LOGIC?

Posted by: Memories at December 29, 2016 06:47 PM (mwcEF)

38
Its kinda funny because when I was young I read in Nat Geo that there were hunters and gatherers among early people and that the stronger physical men hunted and ran and mapped out territory and the women gathered, and made clothes, had babies and made sammiches. It was as if this spatial ability of men and organizing and communication ability of women were developed over thousands of years.

But I guess not. New Science!!!

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 29, 2016 06:47 PM (ODxAs)

39 Maybe if we redefine mathematics so that each number has its own personality, dresses in certain colors, and they go shopping and have lunch together and talk about boys.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 29, 2016 06:48 PM (3hIZX)

40 Purple carrots make snowmen look like drunks

Posted by: Bigbys other phone at December 29, 2016 06:48 PM (T7Ja1)

41
>>> You can get orange, purple and white carrots, but why would you?



GOD SAID MAN SAID DOT COM!

Posted by: Soothsayer Pro at December 29, 2016 06:48 PM (gRnrm)

42 This month it was National Geotransgender

Posted by: Skip at December 29, 2016 06:48 PM (5sOEp)

43 I have decide that my personal pronoun is "Get me a sammich."

If we are just going to collapse into stupidty, Get me a sammich choose get me a sammich terms.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 29, 2016 06:48 PM (fdyxv)

44 They should just make all the little boys wear Crocs and carry Messenger bags, already.

Posted by: garrett at December 29, 2016 06:48 PM (EzDt3)

45 3 National Geographic's mission is to show us brown boobies.

With weirdly elongated nipples.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at December 29, 2016 06:48 PM (ul9CR)

46 The little tiny brainnsss of these leftist twatwaffles will doooom us all. doom! doom!

MEN and WOMEN are different? BOYS and Girls are different, spiritually, emotionally, physically and cognitively.

Stupid fucking people.

different don't mean of unequal value.

FUCK!!!!

Posted by: USNtakim at December 29, 2016 06:48 PM (hMqvx)

47 Math and logic are racist tools of the patriarchy

Posted by: Donna Brazile at December 29, 2016 06:49 PM (DpOmP)

48 Anybody wanna take the bet that the "study" was federally funded?

Posted by: Son of mad as hell at December 29, 2016 06:49 PM (+u4Fr)

49 GOD SAID MAN SAID DOT COM!
I get that enough on the radio, keep it up here I will have to go see what its about.

Posted by: Skip at December 29, 2016 06:49 PM (5sOEp)

50 25 Boys play with dolls, they just call them action figures.

Posted by: NoahBawdy at December 29, 2016 06:43 PM (DeYoP)

Okay, sure, but girls usually don't make their Barbies kill each other.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 29, 2016 06:46 PM (8ZskC)

LOL.... should have seen the time I had my Major Matt Mason Moon Crawler tow rope pull over my Sister's Barbie Dream house, and crush Ken and Barbie in the Barbie Vette....

Classic!

Posted by: Don Q. at December 29, 2016 06:49 PM (qf6WZ)

51 >>Why do peppers come in so many colors, anyway?


Mostly to make the Color Blind feel worse.

Posted by: garrett at December 29, 2016 06:49 PM (EzDt3)

52 No, that quote is from St Awfulest of Hyperventilate, he is the patron saint of Jenga, Horse and Cops and Robbers.

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared at December 29, 2016 06:49 PM (7N6ox)

53 I also prefer Russian girls to dolls or puzzles. Not sure what that says about me except that I hate having possession of my money.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 29, 2016 06:49 PM (LNl8j)

54 >>> I have decide that my personal pronoun is "Get me a sammich."

Don't know if I'll ever get the chance to use it, but consider that stolen.

Posted by: fluffy at December 29, 2016 06:50 PM (jw2Xw)

55 Maybe if we redefine mathematics so that each number has its own personality

One is the loneliest number.

Posted by: Three Dog Night at December 29, 2016 06:50 PM (DMUuz)

56 Puzzle me this...

Posted by: The Riddler at December 29, 2016 06:50 PM (DpOmP)

57 The irony here is that so much of the left's behavior in general is just like the stereotypical hysterical, illogical, entitled female that they claim women are not, ever.

Posted by: Eric Hoffer's Thumb at December 29, 2016 06:50 PM (0J6e7)

58 "'Tomboy' can mean anything from neutral to great. 'Sissy' is not meant in a positive way among kids."

++++

But, is tomboy really a term much used among children? Certainly, sissy is, but I think of tomboy as more of a term adults use. If children are noting the lack of femininity of a girl, I'm guessing they would be using a less neutral term.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 29, 2016 06:51 PM (R+30W)

59 Why do peppers come in so many colors, anyway?


Mostly to make the Color Blind feel worse.
Posted by: garrett at December 29, 2016 06:49 PM (EzDt3)

I LOL'ed

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 29, 2016 06:51 PM (LNl8j)

60 It never occurs to these people that the idea that "gender is a construct" is, itself, a construct.

Posted by: Michael Rittenhouse at December 29, 2016 06:51 PM (x7BO0)

61 White carrots? Are they grown in caves?

Posted by: rickl at December 29, 2016 06:51 PM (sdi6R)

62 The Integration of little girls into pastimes meant for little boys has no limit, but the sum of leftist lunacy approaches infinity.

So derivative.


Posted by: Sphynx at December 29, 2016 06:52 PM (OZmbA)

63 Dammit, I take Crocs on my backpacking trips because they're great for just wearing around camp after hauling my feets out of my hiking boots that have been on all day. And they're light and breathable and easily washable...just wear them into the stream while bathing.

But you people are making me give up my Crocs! And I wear them while doing MANLY activities too! Stop oppressing me!

I need a safe space.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at December 29, 2016 06:52 PM (ul9CR)

64 OK, i got willowed so I'll repost.

Since i was home sick today I decided to watch the entire Downfall movie. I'd never seen it all, just the memes. The first takeaway was how deeply socialist the Nazis were. Trump may be many things but hes no Socialist. The second was, how in the world has it come to be that the Republicans are synonymous with Nazis???? WTF?

Why do we let them continue to get away with this?

Remember this was a German movie, not American ,supposedly not tainted by Hollywood

Posted by: Pets Seria at December 29, 2016 06:52 PM (lJW6d)

65 Reality doesn't match progressive theory so reality must be punished!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, This Is the Dawning of the Age of the Trumpius! at December 29, 2016 06:52 PM (Nwg0u)

66 >>It never occurs to these people that the idea that "gender is a construct" is, itself, a construct.


Mind
.
.
.
.
.
blown.

Posted by: garrett at December 29, 2016 06:52 PM (EzDt3)

67 Tomboy who figures out she's a girl = lots of fun for a boy.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at December 29, 2016 06:52 PM (J8/9G)

68 I think the problem with studies like this one is that children were raised by parents who invest their own ego and emotions into their kids. Dad wants to see his boy turn out quite similarly to himself, just as mommy does with her daughter. Maybe a bit better, but in general parents are thrilled to see their kids as little carbon copies of themselves and they pay no mind to the fact that this also involves all the patriarchal baggage that comes from their own upbringing.

This is why a more rational and distanced factor in the childrens upbringing is desperately needed if we are ever supposed to get beyond the ancient regime of patriarchal gender roles. The state needs to take its responsibility in childrens upbringing way more serious, way sooner than we re seeing right now.

Posted by: Emma Tiller (Oberlin) at December 29, 2016 06:52 PM (kdptl)

69 Ow! My general neutral lumps of flesh between my legs!

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 29, 2016 06:52 PM (4ErVI)

70 "'Tomboy' can mean anything from neutral to great. 'Sissy' is not meant in a positive way among kids."

++++

But, is tomboy really a term much used among children? Certainly, sissy is, but I think of tomboy as more of a term adults use. If children are noting the lack of femininity of a girl, I'm guessing they would be using a less neutral term.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 29, 2016 06:51 PM (R+30W)

I'm old, so I have no idea what the current thinking is, but it was in use back int 70's.

I also have a thing for tomboys which is why...sigh...I ended up dating women who were lesbians. Eventually. I blame myself.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 29, 2016 06:52 PM (LNl8j)

71 White carrots? Are they grown in caves?
Posted by: rickl at December 29, 2016 06:51 PM (sdi6R)


Klaverns

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 29, 2016 06:53 PM (8ZskC)

72 Purple carrots make snowmen look like drunks they've taken big blue pills.
Posted by: Bigbys other phone at December 29, 2016 06:48 PM


FIFY.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 29, 2016 06:53 PM (DMUuz)

73 Psh, next you'll tell me boys like video games more than girls. Every hobby is equally enjoyed by all 37 genders!

Posted by: broseidon on even newer magic glowy rectangle at December 29, 2016 06:53 PM (QqTyw)

74 They define women as powerless, then demand to redefine men and women to give women more power.

Please, Donald, start gutting this PC nonsense.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 29, 2016 06:53 PM (3hIZX)

75 STEM?

You mean like in, "Make sure to remove the stem when you slice the tomato for my BLT sammich?"

Posted by: Muldoon at December 29, 2016 06:53 PM (wPiJc)

76 Teenage boys found to get erections at the sight of teenage girls, grown women, and possibly that pussy willow tree.

This, of course, is unfair since girls cannot get erections.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 29, 2016 06:53 PM (fdyxv)

77 Speaking of girls, to me, Barky's bunghole is like a vagina.

Posted by: Reggie Luv at December 29, 2016 06:54 PM (75WaT)

78 Give a guitar to a girl.

She will learn a half-dozen chords and then immediately scream, "Now I can tell the world what's in my heart!!!!"

Give a guitar to a boy.

He looks at it like it's a puzzle. "Hmmm... What happens when I hit this note and then this one? ...Sounds kind of off... unless I do it a lot; then it sounds intentionally weird..."

Think Robert Fripp. Is there a female Robert Fripp?

Posted by: RKae at December 29, 2016 06:54 PM (5wDwZ)

79 My tomboy neighbor when I was 13 was no sissy, she was curious and aggressive and cute. Woo hoo me.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 29, 2016 06:54 PM (6Ll1u)

80 >>White carrots? Are they grown in caves?


Underground. In caves.

Which, are also underground.

They are loaded with Beta-Privilegetine

Posted by: garrett at December 29, 2016 06:54 PM (EzDt3)

81 My mom was a math major back when that was kind of a big deal. Well, a rare thing. Nothing college-related was a "big deal" back then the way we understand "big deal" today (i.e., hysterical shrieking and rending of shirt).

When I read to her about a study that suggested women don't go into STEM fields because they don't like the sort of men who go into the STEM fields (i.e., nerds) she said, "They got that right."

I've always figured that reaction was worth more than all the feminist think pieces.

Posted by: moviegique at December 29, 2016 06:54 PM (7zeA4)

82 Oh, boy, a new budget Cloggenstein sock.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 29, 2016 06:54 PM (3hIZX)

83 Ace, this is your blog, and you set your own style rules, but using "authoress" seems inappropriate.

How about "girl author" or "chick writer" instead?

Posted by: Furious George at December 29, 2016 06:54 PM (77i7V)

84 I often think that the ballistic computer made of fat in your skull is the most amazing thing on Earth. I can pick up a ball, and throw it to a target many feet away in almost any possible arc by just doing it. Not calculating, just throwing.

Posted by: Grump928(C) ProLite 2200 at December 29, 2016 06:54 PM (LTHVh)

85 Gender is a construct, so it's immune to poison, mind-affecting abilities and precision damage.

Posted by: broseidon on even newer magic glowy rectangle at December 29, 2016 06:55 PM (QqTyw)

86 My hero zero...

Posted by: Barry Soetoro at December 29, 2016 06:55 PM (DpOmP)

87 But its Slinky, its Slinky fun for a girl or a boy

Posted by: Skip at December 29, 2016 06:55 PM (5sOEp)

88 >>>White carrots? Are they grown in caves?<<<

No, they're just called parsnips. And like turnips, only hobos eat them.

Posted by: Fritz at December 29, 2016 06:55 PM (nrkHK)

89
Posted by: Emma Tiller (Oberlin) at December 29, 2016 06:52 PM (kdptl)

Emma! Welcome back! We're a diverse and welcoming Horde, so by all means let us know what they're thinking at Oberlin.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at December 29, 2016 06:55 PM (J8/9G)

90 Ed Henry trolling Barak

Posted by: Skip at December 29, 2016 06:56 PM (5sOEp)

91 Teenage boys found to get erections at the sight of teenage girls, grown women, and possibly that pussy willow tree.

This, of course, is unfair since girls cannot get erections.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 29, 2016 06:53 PM (fdyxv)

They can, they're just very small and fun to hunt for

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 29, 2016 06:56 PM (LNl8j)

92 They define women as powerless, then demand to redefine men and women to give women more power.

Please, Donald, start gutting this PC nonsense.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles

-----

Feminists write miles of garbage telling us that they're afraid to walk down the street due to "the male gaze"... and then wonder why we don't put women in combat.

Posted by: RKae at December 29, 2016 06:56 PM (5wDwZ)

93
White carrots? Are they grown in caves?
Posted by: rickl at December 29, 2016 06:51 PM (sdi6R)


Don't know but they're the most racist in carrot family

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at December 29, 2016 06:56 PM (lKyWE)

94 White carrots? Are they grown in caves?
Posted by: rickl at December 29, 2016 06:51 PM (sdi6R)

Klaverns

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 29, 2016 06:53 PM (8ZskC)




I can't let this slip; by unnoted.

*snap**snap**snap*

Posted by: Grump928(C) ProLite 2200 at December 29, 2016 06:57 PM (LTHVh)

95 Every time I take a bite of beef jerky I feel like the Marlboro man in the May 1982 edition of Playboy.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 29, 2016 06:57 PM (FQ0rq)

96 My mom was a math major back when that was kind of a big deal. Well, a rare thing. Nothing college-related was a "big deal" back then the way we understand "big deal" today (i.e., hysterical shrieking and rending of shirt).

When I read to her about a study that suggested women don't go into STEM fields because they don't like the sort of men who go into the STEM fields (i.e., nerds) she said, "They got that right."

I've always figured that reaction was worth more than all the feminist think pieces.
Posted by: moviegique at December 29, 2016 06:54 PM (7zeA4)

My mom was a math major and a math teacher. I was a math major in College until I said screw this and took of the science courses i needed for pre-med/den t

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 29, 2016 06:57 PM (SjImc)

97
What are the gender ambiguous going to play with?

Posted by: Sphynx at December 29, 2016 06:57 PM (OZmbA)

98
So men became hunters because of Teh Patriarchy, not because it's virtually impossible for a 8 1/2 month pregnant woman to chase a herd of woolly mammoths off of a cliff.

I. Did. Not. Know. That.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 29, 2016 06:57 PM (LuZz8)

99
My tomboy neighbor when I was 13 was no sissy, she was curious and aggressive and cute. Woo hoo me.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby


That's what I meant.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at December 29, 2016 06:57 PM (J8/9G)

100 Hey, just maybe *boys brains are wired differently*.

Its funny, National Geographic has no problem with full color spreads describing totally different behaviors and social roles for LIONS (and other animals). But with people? No way!

Posted by: looking closely at December 29, 2016 06:57 PM (0hzM1)

101 I think the problem with studies like this one is that children were raised by parents who invest their own ego and emotions into their kids. Dad wants to see his boy turn out quite similarly to himself, just as mommy does with her daughter. Maybe a bit better, but in general parents are thrilled to see their kids as little carbon copies of themselves and they pay no mind to the fact that this also involves all the patriarchal baggage that comes from their own upbringing.

...
Posted by: Emma Tiller (Oberlin) at December 29, 2016 06:52 PM (kdptl)

You say that like it's a bad thing.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 29, 2016 06:58 PM (LNl8j)

102 Go digging for white carrots and you never know what'll turn up.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 29, 2016 06:58 PM (wPiJc)

103 Kleenex.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 29, 2016 06:58 PM (lJXY3)

104 "Hey, Doll, make me a sammich."

Xer: "Get lost, loser!"

No place for Sinatra in the waning days of 2016.

Posted by: mrp at December 29, 2016 06:58 PM (JBggj)

105 Posted by: Emma Tiller (Oberlin) at December 29, 2016 06:52 PM (kdptl)


There's a reason why Mr. Einstein revolutionized physics and Mrs. Einstein made him sammiches and it isn't the Patriarchy.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 29, 2016 06:58 PM (8ZskC)

106 What are the gender ambiguous going to play with?
Posted by: Sphynx at December 29, 2016 06:57 PM (OZmbA)

Themselves. On Tumblr.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 29, 2016 06:58 PM (LNl8j)

107 I like dolls...and making sex with Reggie.

Posted by: Baraka the Malignant at December 29, 2016 06:58 PM (75WaT)

108 The Age of Dumb is Nigh

Posted by: Max Power at December 29, 2016 06:59 PM (q177U)

109 How come my "Kleenex" at #103 didn't get the black-diamond treatment?

It was "Kleenex", wasn't it?

Posted by: andycanuck at December 29, 2016 06:59 PM (lJXY3)

110 The state needs to take its responsibility in childrens upbringing way more serious, way sooner than we re seeing right now.

Yes! It takes the Village People!

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at December 29, 2016 07:00 PM (Tyii7)

111 My daughter and son both played with Legos, but my daughter was far more adept, making a small town with a gas station, swimming pool, etc. Of course, if she did it today, she'd be in trouble unless she included a "migrant" raping, I mean "mentoring", a young boy in the pool shower. Makes me glad she was doing this years ago.

Posted by: OCBill at December 29, 2016 07:00 PM (df+Zi)

112 Speaking of choices for girls. What parents have an eight year old "transgendered" daughter that wants to join the Cub Scouts?



They should be arrested.

Posted by: The Other Guy at December 29, 2016 07:00 PM (h7VZl)

113 How come my "Kleenex" at #103 didn't get the black-diamond treatment?

It was "Kleenex", wasn't it?
Posted by: andycanuck

----

Was it a black and white Kleenex with a pizza-related map on it?

Posted by: RKae at December 29, 2016 07:00 PM (5wDwZ)

114 My mom was a math major and a math teacher. I was a math major in College until I said screw this and took of the science courses i needed for pre-med/den t

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 29, 2016 06:57 PM (SjImc)
---

And are you Dr. Nevergiveup?

(I always liked "Dr. Girlfriend" on Venture Bros. I think when she married The Monarch married she became "Mrs. Dr. Girlfriend The Monarch".)

Posted by: moviegique at December 29, 2016 07:00 PM (7zeA4)

115 Nigh?

We've been firmly in the Age of Stupid for quite some time now.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 29, 2016 07:01 PM (fdyxv)

116
Ace, this is your blog, and you set your own style rules, but using "authoress" seems inappropriate.

How about "girl author" or "chick writer" instead?

Posted by: Furious George at December 29, 2016 06:54 PM (77i7V)









Enboobed Scribbler

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 29, 2016 07:01 PM (LuZz8)

117 IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE, "DUH!"

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at December 29, 2016 07:01 PM (kCDOM)

118 has anybody told national geographic they suck and that they ruined a good thing?

Posted by: concrete girl at December 29, 2016 07:01 PM (TD/W3)

119 Two babies in a newborn nursery.


Boy Baby: "I'm a boy and you're a girl"

Girl Baby: "How can you tell the difference?"

Boy Baby: "Easy, just look"

**lifts blanket**

Boy Baby: "See, blue booties!"

Posted by: Muldoon at December 29, 2016 07:02 PM (wPiJc)

120 What are the gender ambiguous going to play with?

lotion

Posted by: That deplorable guy who always says... at December 29, 2016 07:02 PM (Tyii7)

121 Enboobed Scribbler


Scrivener of Twat

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 29, 2016 07:02 PM (8ZskC)

122 You know what, having had both a boy and a girl, and the multitudes of both sexes in the house, I have found:

Boys like cars, Legos, building blocks, hammers, nails, fireworks

Girls like My Little Ponies, mermaids, Barbies, miniature
bake-ware

They both like: bicycles, video games

Posted by: washrivergal at December 29, 2016 07:02 PM (CFc5L)

123 Boys do like dolls that fit their aspirations. They are called "action figures."

I loved my Star Wars figures, my Micronauts, my He-man toys. I was WAY into dolls.

Posted by: Max Power at December 29, 2016 07:02 PM (q177U)

124 Scrivener of Twat

Cliterally.

Posted by: eleven at December 29, 2016 07:03 PM (qUNWi)

125 Sorry, but I've chosen a pronoun world in which "sissy" is disparaging, and my world-view is sacred.

*sniff!*

Posted by: t-bird at December 29, 2016 07:03 PM (kCDOM)

126 Its funny, National Geographic has no problem with full color spreads describing totally different behaviors and social roles for LIONS (and other animals). But with people? No way!

Also, what of the poor antelope that identifies as a lion but because of "social pressure", contents himself with grass? Why shouldn't he be forced to take down water buffalo so his kind won't be so constricted in their career goals?

Posted by: pep at December 29, 2016 07:04 PM (LAe3v)

127 *points to nic*

Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 07:04 PM (CRotO)

128 Never punch that Stretch Armstrong.


Trust me.

Posted by: eleven at December 29, 2016 07:04 PM (qUNWi)

129 I subscribed to National Geographic for 45 years, starting when I was 12. I finally let it lapse a year ago because of their incessant global warming propaganda. I should have quit 10 years earlier, but kept it out of habit more than anything.

Looks like I quit not a moment too soon.

Posted by: rickl at December 29, 2016 07:04 PM (sdi6R)

130
Its funny, National Geographic has no problem with full color spreads describing totally different behaviors and social roles for LIONS (and other animals). But with people? No way!


"Chelsea: The Tranny Lionness" in our next issue!

Posted by: National Geograffik at December 29, 2016 07:04 PM (3hIZX)

131 Not sure if it means anything but my favorite toy growing up was a gerbil.

Posted by: Richard Gear at December 29, 2016 07:04 PM (75WaT)

132 I loved my Star Wars figures, my Micronauts, my He-man toys. I was WAY into dolls.
Posted by: Max Power

----

Anyone here old enough to remember Captain Action, Billy Blastoff or Major Matt Mason?

There's my childhood right there!

Posted by: RKae at December 29, 2016 07:04 PM (5wDwZ)

133 Hey, most of us femmes aren't this dotty. Just sayin'.

My board scores put me in the top 10% of MIT students, BTW. So, there's that.

Bottom line: Humans should go for what they like and are good at; social engineers should get stuffed.


Posted by: Beverly at December 29, 2016 07:05 PM (8wjF/)

134 Was that the real Emma Tiller PHD? The drivel dribbled down my screen dangerously.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 29, 2016 07:05 PM (6Ll1u)

135 My dear friend since 3rd grade was a math wiz. SHE majored in engineering and then just as a fall back, accounting. She loves that shit even though all through high school calculus and geometry she bemoaned "this makes my brain sore". She played with dolls as a child.
She and I had another good friend. HE was queer as a football bat and loved theater and treated any math like it was a vampire even though he did " boy stuff" as a kid.
Kids will play with whatever interests them and become whatever they are as adults.

Posted by: madamemayhem (i wanna be sedated) at December 29, 2016 07:06 PM (yTnCT)

136 Math is hard.

Posted by: Barbie Doll at December 29, 2016 07:06 PM (WHVu+)

137 >>>that the stronger physical men hunted and ran and mapped out territory and the women gathered

Of course there is always some redundancy built into the system for resiliency sake. Women can be perfectly adequate hunters and men can gather the shit out of stuff. But nature, in her cleverness, developed biological interest in her subjects. Men want to hunt and women want to nurture. It's kind of amazing.

Posted by: Max Power at December 29, 2016 07:06 PM (q177U)

138
I loved my Star Wars figures, my Micronauts, my He-man toys. I was WAY into dolls.
Posted by: Max Power at December 29, 2016 07:02 PM (q177U)


ChristI remember when the first G.I. Joe came out.I t was a must have.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at December 29, 2016 07:06 PM (lKyWE)

139 Funny, my nickname for Barry in bed is Captain Action.

Posted by: Reggie Luv at December 29, 2016 07:06 PM (75WaT)

140
I subscribed to National Geographic for 45 years, starting when I was 12.

That makes you...

*scribble, scribble*

29.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at December 29, 2016 07:07 PM (J8/9G)

141 Hey, old guys had small plastic armies and set up battles with guns and shit.




I still have my little plastic ones. Of course, a battle would always have to include a firecracker or two to blow up some soldiers.

Posted by: The Other Old Guy at December 29, 2016 07:07 PM (h7VZl)

142 Oh my GOD!! There are innate differences between the sexes? Why didn't somebody come to me like a fucking man and tell me this before??!!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 29, 2016 07:07 PM (0mRoj)

143 When I was a kid I got one of those little wooden paddles with the rubber ball, where you hit the ball over and over and over again really fast. I struggled with that until my brother pointed out that it didn't come with the rubber band like everybody else's did.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 29, 2016 07:07 PM (wPiJc)

144 39
Maybe if we redefine mathematics so that each number has its own
personality, dresses in certain colors, and they go shopping and have
lunch together and talk about boys.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 29, 2016 06:48 PM (3hIZX)

I once explained football to a friend of mine by equating the game to shopping at the mall. She got the concepts right away, and was finally able to understand what was going on. I still remember her screaming, "Get to Macy's!!!!" (a/k/a the endzone).

Posted by: kathysaysso at December 29, 2016 07:07 PM (43OZ6)

145 Think Robert Fripp. Is there a female Robert Fripp?

Hmm. I can think of a few female bass players in that mold (Julie Slick comes to mind) but a female Fripp, no.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at December 29, 2016 07:07 PM (ul9CR)

146 >>>I also have a thing for tomboys which is why...sigh...I ended up dating women who were lesbians.

Yes, yes, tell us more.

*rubs hands together*

Posted by: Max Power at December 29, 2016 07:07 PM (q177U)

147
Ace, there was some woman on Twitter months ago who was giung on about the girlz 'n' STEM connection and she was giving you shit about your trog views on the subject. So you asked her "How many STEM courses have you taken?" and after her answer, "None", she told you to eff off.

Do you remember that?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 29, 2016 07:08 PM (BK3ZS)

148 Truth is, Peppermint Patty creeps me out.

Posted by: Charlie Brown at December 29, 2016 07:08 PM (3hIZX)

149 Oh my GOD!! There are innate differences between the sexes? Why didn't somebody come to me like a fucking man and tell me this before??!!
Posted by: Insomniac
-----

Because that would have been "mansplaining."

Posted by: RKae at December 29, 2016 07:08 PM (5wDwZ)

150 Boys like cars, Legos, building blocks, hammers, nails, fireworks

Girls like My Little Ponies, mermaids, Barbies, miniature
bake-ware

---

My sister's MLPs and Barbies mysteriously ended up shaved and strapped to explosives.

Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 07:08 PM (CRotO)

151 Men want to hunt and women want to nurture. It's kind of amazing.

And I think we all know what they're hunting.

Posted by: pep at December 29, 2016 07:08 PM (LAe3v)

152 140
I subscribed to National Geographic for 45 years, starting when I was 12.

That makes you...

*scribble, scribble*

29.
Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at December 29, 2016 07:07 PM (J8/9G)


Why, yes. Yes.

Posted by: rickl at December 29, 2016 07:08 PM (sdi6R)

153 "The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything." Friedrich Nietzsche

Posted by: havildar-major at December 29, 2016 07:08 PM (jpW6t)

154 142 Oh my GOD!! There are innate differences between the sexes? Why didn't somebody come to me like a fucking man and tell me this before??!!
Posted by: Insomniac
___________

That there's funny.

Posted by: Furious George at December 29, 2016 07:08 PM (77i7V)

155 It's for the state-run chirruns,

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at December 29, 2016 07:09 PM (Tyii7)

156 She loves that shit even though all through high school calculus and geometry she bemoaned "this makes my brain sore".

******


Funny. My 7-year-old granddaughter told me last month that she likes recess because she feels the need to run around in order to get the 'math' out of her head.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 29, 2016 07:09 PM (wPiJc)

157 Okay, sure, but girls usually don't make their Barbies kill each other.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 29, 2016 06:46 PM (8ZskC)

My playing with toys was not just killing each other, but usually started out with the good guys and the bad guys, but the good guys were outnumbered and it would always come down to the leader of the good guys fighting on alone, killing the last bad guy while being killed in turn.

Probably says something about my mindset (phyrric, but heroic victories) but I also watched a lot of John Wayne and Charleton Heston movies as a kid.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 29, 2016 07:09 PM (92kX2)

158 153 "The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything." Friedrich Nietzsche
Posted by: havildar-major at December 29, 2016 07:08 PM (jpW6t)

---

Throw her in a tank, and the fun exceeds eleventy!

Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 07:10 PM (CRotO)

159 America needs some guidance from above. Know what I mean?

Posted by: Eromero at December 29, 2016 07:10 PM (zLDYs)

160 And a Buck Ofama for the last thread.

Posted by: DaveA at December 29, 2016 07:10 PM (8J/Te)

161 Truth is, Peppermint Patty creeps me out.
Posted by: Charlie Brown


Pardon me while I tinkle on this toy piano.

Posted by: Linus at December 29, 2016 07:10 PM (FQ0rq)

162 There is a reason little boys burn plastic army soldiers with lighter fluid.

Posted by: freaked at December 29, 2016 07:10 PM (BO/km)

163 Shame about National Geographic. They did an excellent documentary, "Inside 9/11" some years ago. I guess they've "grown" since then.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 29, 2016 07:10 PM (MZcWR)

164 All you were lucky, I had to play with sticks and rocks and sand and lizards when I was a kid.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 29, 2016 07:11 PM (6Ll1u)

165 BTW, aren't these the same people who go ape over "gay" being used by kids as a synonym for "lame" [i.e. "uncool"]?

Posted by: andycanuck at December 29, 2016 07:11 PM (lJXY3)

166 My mom was a math major back when that was kind of a big deal.

My mom got an Ivy League Arts and Architecture degree. I thought, wow, Mom! She goes (this was the late-70s), nah, just an MRS degree.

Posted by: t-bird at December 29, 2016 07:11 PM (NBHj5)

167 162 There is a reason little boys burn plastic army soldiers with lighter fluid.

Because they can.

Posted by: pep at December 29, 2016 07:11 PM (LAe3v)

168 has anybody told national geographic they suck and that they ruined a good thing?
Posted by: concrete girl

Yep! I did that last week. The magazine has been going downhill for a long time.

Posted by: AzDesertRat at December 29, 2016 07:11 PM (BPWkg)

169 And are you Dr. Nevergiveup?

(I always liked "Dr. Girlfriend" on Venture Bros. I think when she married The Monarch married she became "Mrs. Dr. Girlfriend The Monarch".)
Posted by: moviegique at December 29, 2016 07:00 PM (7zeA4)

Yes..Chemistry, physics and bio were not big deal but having to do advanced math with those really cut into my partying so I ditch the math and took some sociology class's LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 29, 2016 07:11 PM (SjImc)

170 162 There is a reason little boys burn plastic army soldiers with lighter fluid.
Posted by: freaked at December 29, 2016 07:10 PM (BO/km)

---

*sheepishly puts away lighter and army soldiers*

Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 07:11 PM (CRotO)

171 "The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything." Friedrich Nietzsche
Posted by: havildar-major at December 29, 2016 07:08 PM (jpW6t)

There is a great line from Chesterton about 'free love.' Let me see if I can find it.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 29, 2016 07:11 PM (92kX2)

172 >>Pardon me while I tinkle on this toy piano.
Posted by: Linus at December 29, 2016 07:10 PM (FQ0rq)


I'll give you $1000 dollars if you let me lay down and put the Piano on my chest, first.

Posted by: Harry Reid at December 29, 2016 07:11 PM (EzDt3)

173
Pardon me while I tinkle on this toy piano.
Posted by: Linus at December 29, 2016 07:10 PM (FQ0rq)


Shouldn't you be Schroeder?

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at December 29, 2016 07:12 PM (lKyWE)

174 There is a reason little boys burn plastic army soldiers with lighter fluid.
Posted by: freaked at December 29, 2016 07:10 PM (BO/km)

---

*sheepishly puts away lighter and army soldiers*
Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 07:11 PM (CRotO)

And yu could burn them with magnifying glass and a bright sun also

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 29, 2016 07:12 PM (SjImc)

175 Shame about National Geographic. They did an excellent documentary, "Inside 9/11" some years ago. I guess they've "grown" since then.

I had high hopes for the Continent 7 miniseries about Antarctica, but sure enough, it was just a prolonged jeremiad about AGW. Screw them.

Posted by: pep at December 29, 2016 07:12 PM (LAe3v)

176 Truth is, Peppermint Patty creeps me out.

Posted by: Charlie Brown


Screw you, sir.

Posted by: Marcie at December 29, 2016 07:12 PM (lJXY3)

177 >> All you were lucky, I had to play with sticks and rocks and sand and lizards when I was a kid.


You had sticks AND rocks!?

Posted by: garrett at December 29, 2016 07:12 PM (EzDt3)

178 >>>Enboobed Scribbler

>>Scrivener of Twat

Tainted Typesetter

Posted by: wooga at December 29, 2016 07:12 PM (n5VsB)

179
My sister's MLPs and Barbies mysteriously ended up shaved and strapped to explosives.
Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 07:08 PM (CRotO)

+++

You didn't, did you? That's pretty awesome.

Posted by: washrivergal at December 29, 2016 07:12 PM (CFc5L)

180 I gave up on National Geographic 20 years ago. They were morphing into what they are now even then.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 29, 2016 07:12 PM (M9gy0)

181 I would love to convince my daughters that football and knife fighting are great hobbies when they're older but their obsession with dresses and "Frozen" make that seem unlikely. It's almost as if they are completely different than my nephews, who basically slam into walls repeatedly

Posted by: UGAdawg at December 29, 2016 07:12 PM (HL3BI)

182 I think my parents knew early on what my career trajectory was.

Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 07:13 PM (CRotO)

183 i wonder what time the office will close tomorrow.... 'twarn't that many people there today.

Posted by: Weasel at December 29, 2016 07:13 PM (Sfs6o)

184 "167 162 There is a reason little boys burn plastic army soldiers with lighter fluid.

Because they can."


And because it's fun. Girls for the most part don't get that. Boys who think like girls don't get it either.

Posted by: freaked at December 29, 2016 07:13 PM (BO/km)

185
There is a reason little boys burn plastic army soldiers with lighter fluid.
Posted by: freaked at December 29, 2016 07:10 PM (BO/km)


The mine sweeper guys always got it first

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at December 29, 2016 07:13 PM (lKyWE)

186 Nat Geo has turned into a PC factory HQed in DC. Fox now owns it.



http://tinyurl.com/hstvo6x

Posted by: The Other Old Guy at December 29, 2016 07:13 PM (h7VZl)

187 I ended up dating women who were lesbians.

I dated one who later went lesbian, about 8 years later. And she was unquestionably, enthusiastically, 100% hetero when I was with her. Shocked the shit out of literally everyone who knew her. She's been "married" to her, uh, wife? now for about 6 years. And that's how I know that sometimes it's a choice, and sometimes they are born that way. For this one, it was a choice.

From what I heard, she was engaged to some guy, several years and several boyfriends after me, who she caught cheating on her (it had been long-term), and she was done with de menfolk after that.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at December 29, 2016 07:14 PM (ul9CR)

188 All you were lucky, I had to play with sticks and rocks and sand and lizards when I was a kid.


*****


Lap of luxury! When I played with sticks and rocks and sand a a lizard my mother told me to stop playing with my food.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 29, 2016 07:14 PM (wPiJc)

189 I once explained football to a friend of mine by equating the game to shopping at the mall. She got the concepts right away

You MUST post that to youtube sometime. Sounds hilarious.

Posted by: t-bird at December 29, 2016 07:14 PM (/wWB4)

190 183 i wonder what time the office will close tomorrow.... 'twarn't that many people there today.
Posted by: Weasel


They were all at the range, ahead of me in line for a lane.

Posted by: pep at December 29, 2016 07:14 PM (LAe3v)

191 The mine sweeper guys always got it first
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at December 29, 2016 07:13 PM (lKyWE)

---

*fistbump*

Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 07:14 PM (CRotO)

192 Friedrich Nietzsche is dead.

Posted by: G*d at December 29, 2016 07:14 PM (lJXY3)

193 Now of course there are exceptions. In general though most girls get no pleasure from melting plastic army soldiers.

Posted by: freaked at December 29, 2016 07:15 PM (BO/km)

194 Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 29, 2016 07:12 PM (SjImc)
My brother and his friends practiced spitting fire like gene Simmons.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 29, 2016 07:15 PM (Q5Ymk)

195 WE ALLOWED THIS!!!! We let these lunatics blame crime on the victims, call good evil, and evil good, conscript our thoughts and speech, indoctrinate our children, create a worship of all things Muslim and Islamic, flood our communities with weakly-vetted immigrants who have no intention of adopting our way of life, demand that we pay the living of those who despise us, and call us deplorable and irredeemable!!!

When will stand up and say NO MORE and launch a counterattack on every attack?

Posted by: Libertarianwannabe at December 29, 2016 07:15 PM (nQ10o)

196 G.K. Chesterton from 'A defense of Rash Vows'

"They have invented a phrase, a phrase that is a black and white contradiction in two words-'free-love'-as if a lover ever had been, or ever could be, free... When Shakespeare's men are really celibate they praise the undoubted advantages of celibacy, liberty, irresponsibility, a chance of continual change. But they were not such fools as to continue to talk of liberty when they were in such a condition that they could be made happy or miserable by the moving of someone else's eyebrow."

http://tinyurl.com/jm4xgaw

Read the whole thing. It is my favorite piece by him.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 29, 2016 07:15 PM (92kX2)

197 STEM is pretty much the last area in colleges where men are still doing well compared to women.

So, of course, the primary motivation of the last decade has been "more women in STEM" (and the unsaid less men in STEM).

Some school will probably decide to integrate STEM courses into Title IX, in the next couple years. Can't keep letting those poor girls be oppressed by Trump and Lego.

Posted by: Sjg at December 29, 2016 07:15 PM (gDSJf)

198 Every July 4th all the aircraft carriers and battleships that I painstakingly built from Revell kits during the year experienced sudden violent magazine explosions.

My sister was never interested.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 29, 2016 07:16 PM (8ZskC)

199 I ended up dating women who were lesbians.

-
Yeah, me too. Everyone who wouldn't boink me was a lesbian.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, This Is the Dawning of the Age of the Trumpius! at December 29, 2016 07:16 PM (Nwg0u)

200 Likewise most boys don't want to play with a tea set. Unless they can use it for a Frisbee or something.

Posted by: freaked at December 29, 2016 07:16 PM (BO/km)

201 There is a reason little boys burn plastic army soldiers with lighter fluid.
Posted by: freaked at December 29, 2016 07:10 PM (BO/km)


The mine sweeper guys always got it first




The crawler always straddled the firecracker.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2016 07:17 PM (O7kBk)

202 From what I heard, she was engaged to some guy,
several years and several boyfriends after me, who she caught cheating
on her (it had been long-term), and she was done with de menfolk after
that.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at December 29, 2016 07:14 PM (ul9CR)

I think that happens a lot. Girls give up trying to figure out men and decide to become lesbos.

I blame the Subaru saleswomen.

Posted by: The Other Old Guy at December 29, 2016 07:17 PM (h7VZl)

203 Me and sis were talking on Christmas about toys we had that you couldn't have now, I said The Strange Change Machine. But she over ruled me with Creepy Crawlers.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 29, 2016 07:17 PM (6Ll1u)

204 Bottle rockets and erector sets. No, I did not misspell it.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 29, 2016 07:17 PM (G5ZEi)

205 From what I heard, she was engaged to some guy, several years and several boyfriends after me, who she caught cheating on her (it had been long-term), and she was done with de menfolk after that.
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at December 29, 2016 07:14 PM (ul9CR)

---

Gonna take a lot more than some guy dipping his wick in some strange before I get down with any muff-diving or carpet-munching.

...

Belay that,
There is nothing that would make me go from strictly dickly to...that.

Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 07:17 PM (CRotO)

206 There is a reason little boys burn plastic army soldiers with lighter fluid.

Never had GI Joe's, but I did have a magnifying glass and big, black ants. My parents would probably be locked up today.

Posted by: t-bird at December 29, 2016 07:17 PM (NBHj5)

207
Nat Geo has turned into a PC factory HQed in DC.

Hypothesis: Any publication headquartered in DC or NY will inevitably turn to shit. American Spectator was much better when they were in Bloomington.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at December 29, 2016 07:17 PM (J8/9G)

208 So there should be no difference between men & women, yet if someone doesn't conform to a typical gender role, they're actually the opposite gender & need surgery & hormone treatments to rectify nature's cruel mistakes.

Posted by: josephistan at December 29, 2016 07:17 PM (7qAYi)

209 Friedrich Nietzsche is dead.

Ever since Tony Soprano's idiot kid mis-called him "Nitch" I can't read the name without hearing A.J. trying to sound smart.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at December 29, 2016 07:18 PM (ul9CR)

210 But she over ruled me with Creepy Crawlers.


I remember the ones you could eat. They tasted awful.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 29, 2016 07:18 PM (8ZskC)

211 I still have my erector set AND my American Flyer train set.


Posted by: The Other Old Guy at December 29, 2016 07:18 PM (h7VZl)

212 My daughter is more tom boyish. Never much played with dolls. In one literature class in HS she asked, when does the killing start?

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at December 29, 2016 07:18 PM (J70i0)

213 They were all at the range, ahead of me in line for a lane.
Posted by: pep at December 29, 2016 07:14 PM (LAe3v)
-----------
Bummer. My indoor range has members-only hours from 8-10am on weekends which helps a lot. And there never seem to be more than a handful of people at the rifle range on the busiest days, but that's a two hour drive each way.

Posted by: Weasel at December 29, 2016 07:18 PM (Sfs6o)

214 204 Bottle rockets and erector sets. No, I did not misspell it.
Posted by: Ben Had at December 29, 2016 07:17 PM (G5ZEi)

---

MPs + bottle rockets = hours of fun

Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 07:18 PM (CRotO)

215 *** clarification ***

About the story, not in the class itself.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at December 29, 2016 07:18 PM (J70i0)

216 There is a reason little boys burn plastic army soldiers with lighter fluid.

We dropped boulders on our Matchbox cars. I'm still not sure why.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at December 29, 2016 07:19 PM (ul9CR)

217 MPs + bottle rockets = hours of fun

Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 07:18 PM (CRotO)

Roman Candles.

Posted by: The Other Old Guy at December 29, 2016 07:19 PM (h7VZl)

218 I can't remember which female cohort of Glenn Reynolds he credits with the following Law of discussing sex since about 1970 or so:

When forced to acknowledge, in a study, a difference between the sexes, it is required for the media or the academic to present or illustrate the information in a way that paints women in the most positive light or men in a negative light.

Posted by: Funkotron at December 29, 2016 07:19 PM (EUeY7)

219 My brother and his friends practiced spitting fire like gene Simmons.
Posted by: CaliGirl at December 29, 2016 07:15 PM (Q5Ymk)

THAT I never did.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 29, 2016 07:19 PM (SjImc)

220 193
Now of course there are exceptions. In general though most girls get no pleasure from melting plastic army soldiers.

Posted by: freaked at December 29, 2016 07:15 PM (BO/km)

But give them a pet rabbit and a pot of boiling water!

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared at December 29, 2016 07:19 PM (7N6ox)

221 I ended up dating women who were lesbians.

Simultaneously! DUDE!

Posted by: t-bird at December 29, 2016 07:19 PM (NBHj5)

222 Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 29, 2016 07:15 PM (92kX2)

Thanks. I'm a big Chesterton fan. He is sorta the anti - Nietzsche.

Posted by: havildar-major at December 29, 2016 07:19 PM (jpW6t)

223 164 All you were lucky, I had to play with sticks and rocks and sand and lizards when I was a kid.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 29, 2016 07:11 PM (6Ll1u)

Luxury!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 29, 2016 07:19 PM (0mRoj)

224
Publications to which I formerly subscribed but have not done so for a decade or more now

Chemical and Engineering News
National Geographic
Smithsonian
Wall Street Journal
The Week
The Economist
Time
My Weekly Reader

I can't vouch for the last one, but each and every one of the others were morphing into AGW / SJW influenced PsOS when I cut the cord. No missy whatsoever.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 29, 2016 07:19 PM (BK3ZS)

225 57 The irony here is that so much of the left's behavior in general is just like the stereotypical hysterical, illogical, entitled female that they claim women are not, ever.
Posted by: Eric Hoffer's Thumb at December 29, 2016 06:50 PM (0J6e7)


Kinda obvious, isn't it?

Which is why they scream bloody murder when you notice and call them out on it.

Posted by: Deplorable Flyover 98ZJUSMC at December 29, 2016 07:20 PM (wq8Cl)

226 It's almost as if they are completely different than my nephews, who basically slam into walls repeatedly


My lib BIL was the leader for my nephew's Cub Scout troop. One meeting he had them all take a cardboard box, dress it up like a car, then put strings through it and over the shoulders like suspenders. The finale was they all got to run into each other until the 'cars' were destroyed.

Best meeting EVER!

Posted by: pep at December 29, 2016 07:20 PM (LAe3v)

227 Colorful Carrots !

http://www.carrotmuseum.co.uk/photos/circle%20of%20carrotslge.jpg

Posted by: NoahBawdy at December 29, 2016 07:20 PM (DeYoP)

228 Saw that. They had a little infographic on changing expectations of masculinity and role models for boys. It began with Sparta, because the entire ancient world followed Sparta's lead, and ended in Sicily and the US, 1930s, with the Mafia.

Because that was the epitome of manhood in the 1930s.

I try not to believe that girls are stupid. It would be a lot easier if all these stupid girls would STFU, but apparently the US media only publishes stupid girls.

Posted by: Steve Skubinna at December 29, 2016 07:20 PM (DaAfV)

229 212 My daughter is more tom boyish. Never much played with dolls. In one literature class in HS she asked, when does the killing start?
Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at December 29, 2016 07:18 PM (J70i0)

---

My niece (sis' oldest daughter) is a tomboy - who likes to get her nails done.

Her little sis is the princess.

Just like her mom.

Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 07:20 PM (CRotO)

230 I ended up dating women who were lesbians.

Simultaneously! DUDE!



If he would have dated them one at a time he probably never would have found out.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 29, 2016 07:21 PM (8ZskC)

231 Just occurred to me... carrot museum ?
I know where to go on my next date.

Posted by: NoahBawdy at December 29, 2016 07:21 PM (DeYoP)

232 I had to play with sticks and rocks and sand and lizards when I was a kid.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 29, 2016 07:11 PM (6Ll1u)

I played with my lizard as a kid...was good practice till i thought I broke it?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 29, 2016 07:21 PM (SjImc)

233 "We dropped boulders on our Matchbox cars. I'm still not sure why."

Was it fun? thar ya go.

Posted by: freaked at December 29, 2016 07:21 PM (BO/km)

234 78 You know Robert Fripp is tone-deaf, right? True.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 29, 2016 07:21 PM (MZcWR)

235 Lap of luxury! When I played with sticks and rocks and sand a a lizard my mother told me to stop playing with my food.


Posted by: Muldoon at December 29, 2016 07:14 PM


You had... FOOD??!!

Posted by: otho at December 29, 2016 07:21 PM (lmIoG)

236 But she over ruled me with Creepy Crawlers.


I remember the ones you could eat. They tasted awful.


Umm, Joe? They're weren't any you could eat.

Posted by: t-bird at December 29, 2016 07:21 PM (eeTCA)

237 Belay that,
There is nothing that would make me go from strictly dickly to...that.
Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 07:17 PM (CRotO)

+++

I'd rather be celibate. It would never even enter my thoughts. A big fat no on that.

Posted by: washrivergal at December 29, 2016 07:21 PM (CFc5L)

238 Roman Candles.
Posted by: The Other Old Guy at December 29, 2016 07:19 PM (h7VZl)

---

Ahhh, memories.

Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 07:21 PM (CRotO)

239 In one literature class in HS she asked, when does the killing start?
Was it Little Women?

Posted by: andycanuck at December 29, 2016 07:21 PM (lJXY3)

240 We dropped boulders on our Matchbox cars. I'm still not sure why.

Because you can't lift a car?

Posted by: pep at December 29, 2016 07:22 PM (LAe3v)

241 I also have a thing for tomboys which is why...sigh...I ended up dating women who were lesbians.

Yes, yes, tell us more.

*rubs hands together*
Posted by: Max Power at December 29, 2016 07:07 PM (q177U)

It's the whole 'short hair, physically fit' thing. I was in ROTC with some women who...I didn't get were playing for the 'Red Flag' force (That may not mean what you think it means)

The first one broke up with me pretty quickly wanting to pursue a relationship with a girl she met. The second one was way, way hotter. We stayed friends even after we broke up and...kept wanting to bang my girlfriends. Then my Fiance. That's where I stopped responding to her texts.

The latter was banging in bed, though. Give her that. The former was as tight as a fist. Not much fun.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 29, 2016 07:22 PM (LNl8j)

242 I think that happens a lot. Girls give up trying to figure out men and decide to become lesbos.

I blame the Subaru saleswomen.
Posted by: The Other Old Guy at December 29, 2016 07:17 PM (h7VZl)

I don't think men are too hard to figure out. I think the problem is too many women have bought into the "have sex like men" lie and end up with the wrong guys. If you're sleeping around alot, you're probably with guys who sleep around alot. Neither group is much into commitment.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at December 29, 2016 07:22 PM (J70i0)

243 I have a BIG bag of firecrackers and M80 looking things left over from my plan to blow up the hornet's nest in my yard this summer (Operation Fuck You, Bees) I'm going to try and interest my next door neighbor in lighting some this weekend, but I suspect he will chicken out.

Posted by: Weasel at December 29, 2016 07:22 PM (Sfs6o)

244 Umm, Joe? They're weren't any you could eat.


Hmm. That explains it then.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 29, 2016 07:22 PM (8ZskC)

245 Saw Assassin's Creed.

Pros
Good special effects, lot's of killing, not boring.

Cons
Implausible on it's own terms, zero character development.

Worth matinee admission.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 29, 2016 07:22 PM (+lv+r)

246 Lap of luxury! When I played with sticks and rocks and sand a a lizard my mother told me to stop playing with my food.


Posted by: Muldoon at December 29, 2016 07:14 PM


You had... FOOD??!!
Posted by: otho at December 29, 2016 07:21 PM (lmIoG)



You had... A MOTHER??!!

Posted by: Charlie Brown at December 29, 2016 07:23 PM (3hIZX)

247 I was a tomboy. Played with Barbie dolls but also loved matchbox cars and exploring the woods and stream. Had an easy bake oven and a b b gun. Played softball, helped out in the hay field and won the talent portion of the local small town festival queen contest. I did not win the crown. I am still a perfectly well adjusted woman. I am not now, nor have I ever been, oppressed by males of this world.

Posted by: madamemayhem (i wanna be sedated) at December 29, 2016 07:23 PM (yTnCT)

248 Unfortunately masculinity has been systematically pathologized, punished, and beaten out of boys until they're too defeated and terrified to be men. It's hard to find an example to follow anymore.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 29, 2016 07:23 PM (0mRoj)

249 It's almost as if they are completely different than my nephews, who basically slam into walls repeatedly
Posted by: UGAdawg at December 29, 2016 07:12 PM (HL3BI)

That is hilarious. Both my now adult sons were the same way literally within hours of crawling and walking. Running in to walls, closets, goats, oceans, etc.

They had some many bruises on the heads that we were sorta worried that CPC would get called. If my younger son didn't get bit by a dog or had a soccer goal fall on him, it would not have been a normal week.

Posted by: havildar-major at December 29, 2016 07:23 PM (jpW6t)

250 Thanks. I'm a big Chesterton fan. He is sorta the anti - Nietzsche.
Posted by: havildar-major at December 29, 2016 07:19 PM (jpW6t)

Nietzsche (and many other philosophers) lose me when you see how empty they are. Just miserable human beings. Then I read something by Chesterton or by Prager today and I think 'That man did not just go on a search for 'truth', he found wisdom- and he is a better man than I for it.'

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 29, 2016 07:23 PM (92kX2)

251

Chemical and Engineering News


When that Rudy guy was the editor, it became AGW full time. Not to mention the annual dreary story about Women in Science. Plus reflecting the ACS party line as a vehicle for academic chemists giving awards to academic chemists.

Now I read it for the obituaries.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at December 29, 2016 07:24 PM (J8/9G)

252 I have two boys and three girls.

Here were their Christmas lists:

Robot stuff. Pokemon Moon

American girl doll, Pokemon Sun

American girl doll, calico critter

Legos. More Legos.

I'm a baby and have no desires apart from mommy' constant attention.

So...guess the genders.

Posted by: Lauren at December 29, 2016 07:24 PM (bODZe)

253 we were talking to a dog breeder today and she asked if we prefer male or female puppy.

should I report her to the gendermes?

Posted by: @votermom @vm at December 29, 2016 07:24 PM (Om16U)

254 I ended up dating women who were lesbians.

Simultaneously! DUDE!


If he would have dated them one at a time he probably never would have found out.

Oh I found out.

And oddly, I only had one good threeway ever. And the good one was, yes, with a former Ex who was really into girls. The rest of the other threesomes, the girls were way more into each other than into me. Got lonely waiting for 'my turn'.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 29, 2016 07:24 PM (LNl8j)

255 Painting of Ferguson, Showing Cops as Pigs And Mike Brown On Cross, Hung Proudly in US Capitol

Weasel Zippers

Someone should burn that

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 29, 2016 07:24 PM (SjImc)

256 I ended up dating women who were lesbians.

I dated one who later went lesbian, about 8 years later. And she was unquestionably, enthusiastically, 100% hetero when I was with her. Shocked the shit out of literally everyone who knew her. She's been "married" to her, uh, wife? now for about 6 years. And that's how I know that sometimes it's a choice, and sometimes they are born that way. For this one, it was a choice.

From what I heard, she was engaged to some guy, several years and several boyfriends after me, who she caught cheating on her (it had been long-term), and she was done with de menfolk after that.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat?
****
Ah yes switch to women, because women NEVERRR cheat.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 29, 2016 07:25 PM (hVdx9)

257 Boys like to play with dolls: they pull the heads off and use them as cannonballs or catapult ammo.

Posted by: Beverly at December 29, 2016 07:25 PM (8wjF/)

258 Bonus: they all love those magnetic block things.

Posted by: Lauren at December 29, 2016 07:25 PM (bODZe)

259 I saw this bumper sticker yesterday: Obedient Women Are Never Written About in History Books.

Posted by: washrivergal at December 29, 2016 07:25 PM (CFc5L)

260 245 Saw Assassin's Creed.

Pros
Good special effects, lot's of killing, not boring.

Cons
Implausible on it's own terms, zero character development.

Worth matinee admission.
Posted by: Kreplach at December 29, 2016 07:22 PM (+lv+r)

Soooo pretty much Assassin's Creed made into a movie then.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 29, 2016 07:25 PM (92kX2)

261 Soapbox- It was all good until the wheels came off.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 29, 2016 07:26 PM (G5ZEi)

262 I'm curious madamemayhem what do you think about melting plastic army soldiers? Would you do that? For fun I mean?

Posted by: freaked at December 29, 2016 07:26 PM (BO/km)

263 In one literature class in HS she asked, when does the killing start?
Was it Little Women?
Posted by: andycanuck at December 29, 2016 07:21 PM (lJXY3)

Shakespeare, but she did despise the chick books you had to read in literature.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at December 29, 2016 07:26 PM (J70i0)

264 "Okay, ladies; for our first assignment, we will reverse-engineer the 'Math-is-hard!' Barbie. ...wut?"

Posted by: Prof. Mann's Hockey Stick at December 29, 2016 07:27 PM (Ndje9)

265 The rest of the other threesomes

I do not understand those words in that order.

Posted by: rickl at December 29, 2016 07:27 PM (sdi6R)

266 262 I'm curious madamemayhem what do you think about melting plastic army soldiers? Would you do that? For fun I mean?
Posted by: freaked at December 29, 2016 07:26 PM (BO/km)

---

No, you do it to summon the evil folk.

Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 07:27 PM (CRotO)

267
I got a Cox gas powered airplane when I was 10,I can't imagine thats even legal now

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at December 29, 2016 07:28 PM (lKyWE)

268 We dropped boulders on our Matchbox cars. I'm still not sure why.

Because you were six and weren't allowed to drive over them with the Family Truckster.

Posted by: t-bird at December 29, 2016 07:28 PM (ZIFyZ)

269
Someone should burn that

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 29, 2016 07:24 PM (SjImc)

Saw that and the story? You would think it was a Picasso.

Posted by: The Other Old Guy at December 29, 2016 07:28 PM (h7VZl)

270 Actually that question should go out to all the 'ettes. How do you feel about melting plastic army soldiers?

Posted by: freaked at December 29, 2016 07:28 PM (BO/km)

271 Was it fun? thar ya go.


Heh. Yeah. Hope we didn't smash any that later became valuable though.

One day we were out on the dirt road dropping boulders on Matchbox cars when my friend's older brother and his friend tried to get us to join them in shooting up a bee's nest in a stump further down the dirt road. I think they had a 20 gauge shotgun or something. We declined and went back to smashin' cars. They called us pussies, fags, you name it.

Next thing we heard was a BANG and then we saw the two of them dumb-asses fleeing down the road screaming their fool heads off. They both got stung about a dozen times each. Yeah, my buddy and I enjoyed the hell out of that.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at December 29, 2016 07:28 PM (ul9CR)

272 VaTech seems to be point challenged today.

Posted by: eleven at December 29, 2016 07:28 PM (qUNWi)

273 And oddly, I only had one good threeway ever. And the good one was, yes, with a former Ex who was really into girls. The rest of the other threesomes, the girls were way more into each other than into me. Got lonely waiting for 'my turn'.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 29, 2016 07:24 PM (LNl8j)
----------
OK - this is better than my firecracker story.

Posted by: Weasel at December 29, 2016 07:29 PM (Sfs6o)

274 The rest of the other threesomes, the girls were way more into each other than into me.

Dude, much of the porn world is girl on girl. Or at least so I've been told.

Posted by: pep at December 29, 2016 07:29 PM (LAe3v)

275 25 Boys play with dolls, they just call them action figures.
...............

When they get older they call them sex robots.

Posted by: wth at December 29, 2016 07:29 PM (HgMAr)

276 Soooo pretty much Assassin's Creed made into a movie then.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 29, 2016 07:25 PM (92kX2)

My wife wants to see that movie. Of course, I married wisely and she hates chick flicks. But in her statement, "I like guys fighting with swords or beating each other up." Why she married me I'll never know.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at December 29, 2016 07:29 PM (J70i0)

277 Wasn't it Saint Augustine of Hippo who said, "O Lord, give us STEM degrees, but don't give them to us yet.
=============
Wow. That's dead balls on accurate.

Posted by: Simplemind at December 29, 2016 07:29 PM (ZuGkg)

278 >>>I had to play with sticks and rocks and sand and lizards when I was a kid.<<<

Before there was three thousand versions of Tetris and Bubbles, we used to play marbles in the playground/back yard. Many a fistfight and fat lip sorted the winners from the cheating fucks.

Posted by: Fritz at December 29, 2016 07:29 PM (nrkHK)

279 270 Actually that question should go out to all the 'ettes. How do you feel about melting plastic army soldiers?
Posted by: freaked at December 29, 2016 07:28 PM (BO/km)

Ketchup packets and Army men are also a thing.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 29, 2016 07:29 PM (92kX2)

280 270 Actually that question should go out to all the 'ettes. How do you feel about melting plastic army soldiers?
Posted by: freaked at December 29, 2016 07:28 PM (BO/km)

---

I'm supposed to feel something about melting plastic?

Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 07:29 PM (CRotO)

281 And 'rons how many of you would have played with a tea set?

Posted by: freaked at December 29, 2016 07:29 PM (BO/km)

282 Drudge is down. Must be the damn Russkies.

Posted by: rickl at December 29, 2016 07:29 PM (sdi6R)

283 I wanted an Easy Bake Oven, because the commercial showed kids baking cookies. I just wanted cookies whenever I felt like it!

Posted by: josephistan at December 29, 2016 07:30 PM (7qAYi)

284 My IT vehicle was cock-powered!

Posted by: mister garrison at December 29, 2016 07:30 PM (lJXY3)

285 273
And oddly, I only had one good threeway ever. And the good one was, yes,
with a former Ex who was really into girls. The rest of the other
threesomes, the girls were way more into each other than into me. Got
lonely waiting for 'my turn'.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 29, 2016 07:24 PM (LNl8j)


As the fellow in church said after a confession.


"I don't believe I'd a told that"

Posted by: The Other Old Guy at December 29, 2016 07:30 PM (h7VZl)

286 I'm supposed to feel something about melting plastic?
Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 07:29 PM (CRotO)

If it drips on yur hand, you bet...ah a friend told me that

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 29, 2016 07:30 PM (SjImc)

287 OK - this is better than my firecracker story.

Perhaps, but it lacks a good title along the lines of Operation F*** You, Bees.

Posted by: pep at December 29, 2016 07:30 PM (LAe3v)

288 Posted by: otho at December 29, 2016 07:21 PM (lmIoG)



You had... A MOTHER??!!
Posted by: Charlie Brown at December 29, 2016 07:23 PM (3hIZX)

Mine didn't show up for my own birth.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 29, 2016 07:30 PM (0mRoj)

289 I ended up dating women who were lesbians.

I dated one who later went lesbian, about 8 years later. And she was unquestionably, enthusiastically, 100% hetero when I was with her. Shocked the shit out of literally everyone who knew her. She's been "married" to her, uh, wife? now for about 6 years. And that's how I know that sometimes it's a choice, and sometimes they are born that way. For this one, it was a choice.

From what I heard, she was engaged to some guy, several years and several boyfriends after me, who she caught cheating on her (it had been long-term), and she was done with de menfolk after that.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat?
****
Ah yes switch to women, because women NEVERRR cheat.

I was around the Seattle Sex Positive community a lot in the 90's and early 2000's. Saw a lot of experimenting and a lot of unhappiness. Made me realize Polyamory is a scam or a daydream at best.

And A LOT of the lesbians were still cheating. But when they cheated with men, oh God, the screaming...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 29, 2016 07:30 PM (LNl8j)

290 ABC News this evening: Russia interfered in the election.

The White House confirms "interference."

And the talking head on the WH lawn says the WH will release more info tomorrow.

Obama should be ashamed of himself for acting so brazenly to delegitimize Trump's win.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at December 29, 2016 07:31 PM (U6f54)

291 282
Drudge is down. Must be the damn Russkies.

Posted by: rickl at December 29, 2016 07:29 PM (sdi6R)

That's a first. Has to be power or equipment failure. I'll bet he is attacked everyday a million times by lefties.

Posted by: The Other Old Guy at December 29, 2016 07:31 PM (h7VZl)

292 Re Fripp and guitar and chicks


Check youtube Fripp for Girls
It is brilliant

Posted by: BumperStickerist at December 29, 2016 07:31 PM (fCD2p)

293 And and OT:

But loving Muldoon and company's "Three Yorkshiremen" bits. Great, great stuff, guys

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 29, 2016 07:31 PM (LNl8j)

294 'I'm supposed to feel something about melting plastic?
Posted by: SMFH'

Well we already that you are quite the exception but what what about others. Is it fun or just stupid?

Posted by: freaked at December 29, 2016 07:31 PM (BO/km)

295
251 Chemical and Engineering News

When that Rudy guy was the editor, it became AGW full time. Not to mention the annual dreary story about Women in Science. Plus reflecting the ACS party line as a vehicle for academic chemists giving awards to academic chemists.

Now I read it for the obituaries.
Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at December 29, 2016 07:24 PM (J8/9G)


Rudy, yes -- completely pro-AGW and would brook no dissent, even in the Letters section. When I resigned from ACS I cited his pig-headed bigotry and said that I would not dignify with my presence a "scientific" society that practiced and codified his ethics.

And "Good day!" to you, sir!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 29, 2016 07:32 PM (BK3ZS)

296 Ah yes switch to women, because women NEVERRR cheat.
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 29, 2016 07:25 PM (hVdx9)

And never commit violence against each other at a higher rate than heterosexual couples.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at December 29, 2016 07:32 PM (J70i0)

297 it lacks a good title along the lines of Operation F*** You, Bees.

Its title was "Dear Hustler, I never thought I'd be sending you this, but..."

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 29, 2016 07:32 PM (6FqZa)

298 283 I wanted an Easy Bake Oven, because the commercial showed kids baking cookies. I just wanted cookies whenever I felt like it!
Posted by: josephistan at December 29, 2016 07:30 PM (7qAYi)

---

I had an Easy-Bake oven.

Wasn't cookies that were made.

Not that often anyway.

I used it for more...educational...purposes.

Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 07:32 PM (CRotO)

299 Over on a gaming site ( and not video type) saw someone has a My Little Poney army. I would bet the house its a guy, so point being guys can turn anything into a war.

Posted by: Skip at December 29, 2016 07:32 PM (5sOEp)

300
I'm supposed to feel something about melting plastic?
Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 07:29 PM (CRotO)

+++

I guess I used to play with dripping candles once in a while. That's about the extent of it. How exciting, you say!

Posted by: washrivergal at December 29, 2016 07:32 PM (CFc5L)

301 Obama should be ashamed of himself for acting so brazenly to delegitimize Trump's win.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at December 29, 2016 07:31 PM (U6f54)

Why? The man knows NO SHAME

Posted by: The Other Old Guy at December 29, 2016 07:32 PM (h7VZl)

302 I like sand lizards. We don't have them up here. When I'm on a desert trek out west I like seeing them around though. They're cool little dudes.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at December 29, 2016 07:32 PM (ul9CR)

303 As the fellow in church said after a confession.


"I don't believe I'd a told that"


"How long has it been since your last confrssion?"

"Actually, I'm Jewish."

"So why are you telling me?"

"I'm telling everyone."

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at December 29, 2016 07:32 PM (J8/9G)

304 Is it fun or just stupid?
Posted by: freaked at December 29, 2016 07:31 PM (BO/km)

---

Yes.

Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 07:32 PM (CRotO)

305 I took 808B engineering calculus as an elective in college. I had been given credit for 808A coming out of high school. So, I said what the hell. It turned out that that class was the "weed out" course for aspiring engineer majors. After taking one test, I sprinted to the administration building to change that elective to pass/fail, instead of for a grade. I just barely passed, and my grade would have destroyed my GPA, for an elective.

Lesson -- never take a serious STEM class as an elective. They are for serious men/boys with serious smarts.

Posted by: tommylotto at December 29, 2016 07:32 PM (A3a8d)

306 I got a Cox gas powered airplane when I was 10,I can't imagine thats even legal now
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at December 29, 2016 07:28 PM (lKyWE)

Let me drop some truth on you.

In 1970 at the age of 10 I got the following items.
Plastic M16 with a grenade launcher that shot both the plastic bullets and the grenade.

And, I got something called the "Thing maker" this was an open metal mold that you poured in liquid plastic and made plastic monsters like spiders. Man, that open mold was HOT!

Cannot compare pokemon crap to the both cool AND dangerous stuff available from the post war Japan toy industry. ah...

Posted by: havildar-major at December 29, 2016 07:32 PM (jpW6t)

307 And oddly, I only had one good threeway ever. And the good one was, yes,
with a former Ex who was really into girls. The rest of the other
threesomes, the girls were way more into each other than into me. Got
lonely waiting for 'my turn'.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 29, 2016 07:24 PM (LNl8j)


As the fellow in church said after a confession.


"I don't believe I'd a told that"
Posted by: The Other Old Guy at December 29, 2016 07:30 PM (h7VZl)

Ah, fair enough. I overshare sometimes. Blame the Knob Creek 120 proof.

I'll be good from now on.
Good-ish.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 29, 2016 07:33 PM (LNl8j)

308 I had a former neighbor who had a very pretty wife. She left him for another woman. Apparently it was a threesome that had unintended consequences.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 29, 2016 07:33 PM (M9gy0)

309 Ah yes switch to women, because women NEVERRR cheat.
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 29, 2016 07:25 PM (hVdx9)

Riiiiiiight.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 29, 2016 07:33 PM (0mRoj)

310 I used it for more...educational...purposes.
Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 07:32 PM (CRotO)

Am I the only one who read that dirty... and maybe a touch sinister?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 29, 2016 07:33 PM (92kX2)

311 @260

Pretty much.

The good news is that it's doing so poorly at the box office there more than likely will not be a part 2.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 29, 2016 07:34 PM (+lv+r)

312 Cool Hand Luke on TCM at 8:00. Great flick, but that ending is a real downer.

Posted by: The Other Old Guy at December 29, 2016 07:34 PM (h7VZl)

313 I had a slot car set mounted on a 4 by 8 sheet of plywood, it was the Golden Gate Raceway. When Dad caught us running flaming cars off the bridge, there was hell to pay.But boys do stuff like that.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 29, 2016 07:34 PM (6Ll1u)

314 And "Good day!" to you, sir!
Are you commenting from Brazil, Krebs?

Posted by: andycanuck at December 29, 2016 07:35 PM (lJXY3)

315 In 1970 at the age of 10 I got the following items.
Plastic M16 with a grenade launcher that shot both the plastic bullets and the grenade.

And, I got something called the "Thing maker" this was an open metal mold that you poured in liquid plastic and made plastic monsters like spiders. Man, that open mold was HOT!

---

10 year old me would have been terrorizing the neighborhood with a grenade launcher that fired spiders.

Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 07:35 PM (CRotO)

316 Cool Hand Luke on TCM at 8:00. Great flick, but that ending is a real downer.
Posted by: The Other Old Guy at December 29, 2016 07:34 PM (h7VZl)

No one lives for ever...except that prick carter

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 29, 2016 07:35 PM (SjImc)

317 Cool Hand Luke on TCM at 8:00. Great flick, but that ending is a real downer.
Posted by: The Other Old Guy at December 29, 2016 07:34 PM (h7VZl)

I kinda like the ending. Or find it appropriate.

Luke was the source of most of his problems. A neck shot solved all of them. They told him not to F* with the Man with No Eyes.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 29, 2016 07:35 PM (LNl8j)

318 Ah, fair enough. I overshare sometimes. Blame the Knob Creek 120 proof.



I'll be good from now on.

Good-ish.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 29, 2016 07:33 PM (LNl8j)

Or, the old HQ rule, pictures or it didn't happen.

Posted by: The Other Old Guy at December 29, 2016 07:35 PM (h7VZl)

319 My brother and I dismantled my sister's Growing Up Skipper doll, the one where you turned her head and she grew boobies.

We just wanted to know where the boobies came from. Turn her head, boobies. Turn it again, no boobies. It was too fascinating. Yep, we paid dearly for that one all right. She got a new Growing Up Skipper out of our chore money and we got tanned asses and extra chores.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at December 29, 2016 07:36 PM (ul9CR)

320 No one lives for ever...except that prick carter
Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 29, 2016 07:35 PM (SjImc)

Don't forget Soros.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 29, 2016 07:36 PM (92kX2)

321 @266 never did that. My brothers, thing one and thing two, would have beaten me up. They didn't hit girls but I was their sister ergo not a girl.

Posted by: madamemayhem (i wanna be sedated) at December 29, 2016 07:36 PM (yTnCT)

322 I had a former neighbor who had a very pretty wife. She left him for another woman. Apparently it was a threesome that had unintended consequences.
Posted by: Puddleglum at December 29, 2016 07:33 PM (M9gy0)

I saw that again and again.

Threesomes don't fix relationships. They stress them, usually to the breaking point IME.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 29, 2016 07:36 PM (LNl8j)

323 The first time I saw it, I was working away from home for the summer and the ending just bummed me out.



I wanted them to escape!

Posted by: The Other Old Guy at December 29, 2016 07:37 PM (h7VZl)

324 '10 year old me would have been terrorizing the neighborhood with a grenade launcher that fired spiders.'

Gosh. Remember playing "Army"? Do kids even do that anymore? Everything is virtual now.

Posted by: freaked at December 29, 2016 07:37 PM (BO/km)

325 322: so the key to a "successful" threesome is to rent out a couple of hookers.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 29, 2016 07:38 PM (M9gy0)

326 I used it for more...educational...purposes.

Easy Baked, maaan.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at December 29, 2016 07:38 PM (ul9CR)

327 I wonder if Shadow Of Mordor will be a movie (or inspire a movie). The opening backstory is brilliant... but hard to watch as a result.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 29, 2016 07:38 PM (6FqZa)

328 248 Unfortunately masculinity has been systematically pathologized, punished, and beaten out of boys until they're too defeated and terrified to be men. It's hard to find an example to follow anymore.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 29, 2016 07:23 PM (0mRoj)

And then people wonder why Boys and Young Men... and hell... some of us older Men... are into video games...

you know.... beat up the monster... build shit... explore... win wars...

ie... Manly things... in an environment where we are Rewarded for said behavior, not castigated for it.

Posted by: Don Q. at December 29, 2016 07:38 PM (qf6WZ)

329 326 I used it for more...educational...purposes.

Easy Baked, maaan.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at December 29, 2016 07:38 PM (ul9CR)

---

We wish.

Posted by: SMFH's plastic army soldiers at December 29, 2016 07:39 PM (CRotO)

330 It's the same-old "Men and Women have to be equally equal in everything except when women are better" shtick.

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at December 29, 2016 07:39 PM (R5EqA)

331 296 Ah yes switch to women, because women NEVERRR cheat.
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 29, 2016 07:25 PM (hVdx9)

And never commit violence against each other at a higher rate than heterosexual couples.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at December 29, 2016 07:32 PM (J70i0)

Or more severe violence.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 29, 2016 07:39 PM (0mRoj)

332 Threesomes don't fix relationships. They stress them, usually to the breaking point IME.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 29, 2016 07:36 PM (LNl8j)

Because Love is an inherently jealous and possessive thing. If you are willing to bring another person into the sexual part, either you were going to break up anyway- because the magic is gone- or you will tear the relationship apart through jealousy.

"Did you like it better when she..."

"Did she make you FEEL more..."

Faugh and fie, what fools these mortals be.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 29, 2016 07:39 PM (92kX2)

333
Well well well, I see the MFM is calling Barry a big hero for his brave actions against the Russians for stealing all of our ballots and filling them all in for Trump

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 29, 2016 07:39 PM (auHtY)

334 I took an inert practice grenade to school for show 'n tell when I was in about the third grade. No problems at all.

Posted by: Weasel at December 29, 2016 07:39 PM (Sfs6o)

335 My 11th grade literature teacher was divorced after a messy she cheating with neighbor's husband while husband cheating with same neighbor's wife. Of course, who knows the actual story.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at December 29, 2016 07:39 PM (J70i0)

336 324 '10 year old me would have been terrorizing the neighborhood with a grenade launcher that fired spiders.'

Gosh. Remember playing "Army"? Do kids even do that anymore? Everything is virtual now.
Posted by: freaked at December 29, 2016 07:37 PM (BO/km)

---

They do around here.

Posted by: SMFH's plastic army soldiers at December 29, 2016 07:39 PM (CRotO)

337 I am still a perfectly well adjusted woman. I am not now, nor have I ever been, oppressed by males of this world.
Posted by: madamemayhem (i wanna be sedated) at December 29, 2016 07:23 PM (yTnCT)


*gasp*

Heretic!11!!!

#PajamaLefty

Posted by: Deplorable Flyover 98ZJUSMC at December 29, 2016 07:39 PM (wq8Cl)

338 325
322: so the key to a "successful" threesome is to rent out a couple of hookers.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 29, 2016 07:38 PM (M9gy0)

A lot of hooks are lesbos. You know the longest time in a guys life, right?

The time between you cumming and she leaving.

Posted by: The Other Old Guy at December 29, 2016 07:40 PM (h7VZl)

339 If you put carrots in your chili you may just be a Yankee.

Colored carrots and you may be gay.

Posted by: Sancho at December 29, 2016 07:40 PM (lmPMy)

340 Was looking shortly ago, Kreplach had the first post of the year on the AoSHq time.

Posted by: Skip at December 29, 2016 07:40 PM (5sOEp)

341 324 '10 year old me would have been terrorizing the neighborhood with a grenade launcher that fired spiders.'

Gosh. Remember playing "Army"? Do kids even do that anymore? Everything is virtual now.
Posted by: freaked at December 29, 2016 07:37 PM (BO/km)

Shit... cowboys and Indians would now be an Ethnic Hate crime.

Posted by: Don Q. at December 29, 2016 07:40 PM (qf6WZ)

342 so the key to a "successful" threesome is to rent out a couple of hookers.
Posted by: Puddleglum at December 29, 2016 07:38 PM (M9gy0)

Yeah, more or less. Don't burn a real relationship over a fantasy.

If you can, pick two girls who like each other or have worked duos in the past. Or if you know one of the hookers better, ask her who she's always wanted to work with.

Same rule as duo dances in strip clubs. You get better mileage when folks are motivated. And pros don't ignore a paying customer. Civvies do.

And..so much for being good. I think I'll bow out until the Knob Creek wears off.

Have a good one.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 29, 2016 07:40 PM (LNl8j)

343 Thread kind of steaming up...let me open a window over here.

Posted by: Max Power at December 29, 2016 07:40 PM (q177U)

344 334 I took an inert practice grenade to school for show 'n tell when I was in about the third grade. No problems at all.
Posted by: Weasel at December 29, 2016 07:39 PM (Sfs6o)

---

Try that shit now.

Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 07:40 PM (CRotO)

345 If my younger son didn't get bit by a dog or had a soccer goal fall on him, it would not have been a normal week.

Christmas break wasn't over til my brother got stitches in his head.

Posted by: DaveA at December 29, 2016 07:40 PM (8J/Te)

346 Ah, fair enough. I overshare sometimes. Blame the Knob Creek 120 proof.



Tweeeeeet! 15 yard penalty for oversharing! Repeat second down.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 29, 2016 07:40 PM (O7kBk)

347 327 I wonder if Shadow Of Mordor will be a movie (or inspire a movie). The opening backstory is brilliant... but hard to watch as a result.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 29, 2016 07:38 PM (6FqZa)

Problem I have with the game as a story is that it has a backstory. It also has an ending. In between? Not so much.

Game-play is fantastic though.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 29, 2016 07:40 PM (92kX2)

348 They do around here.
Posted by: SMFH's plastic army soldiers at December 29, 2016 07:39 PM (CRotO)


*hides GI Joe*

nuh-uh .... When?

Posted by: Deplorable Flyover 98ZJUSMC at December 29, 2016 07:41 PM (wq8Cl)

349 Threesomes don't fix relationships. They stress them, usually to the breaking point IME.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 29, 2016 07:36 PM (LNl8
===

I would say that is most undoubtedly true. I mean, what kind of conversation would you have afterwards? Compare plays, like the football game?

Posted by: washrivergal at December 29, 2016 07:41 PM (CFc5L)

350 328 248 Unfortunately masculinity has been systematically pathologized, punished, and beaten out of boys until they're too defeated and terrified to be men. It's hard to find an example to follow anymore.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 29, 2016 07:23 PM (0mRoj)

And then people wonder why Boys and Young Men... and hell... some of us older Men... are into video games...

you know.... beat up the monster... build shit... explore... win wars...

ie... Manly things... in an environment where we are Rewarded for said behavior, not castigated for it.
Posted by: Don Q. at December 29, 2016 07:38 PM (qf6WZ)

Pretty much.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 29, 2016 07:41 PM (0mRoj)

351 Belay that,
There is nothing that would make me go from strictly dickly to...that.
Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 07:17 PM (CRotO)

Exactly! I can admire another beautiful woman without wanting to b-e with her. I like men, their parts, their pheromones, their enthusiasms, and their skills.

Actual funny story, late fiance came in one day and I could tell he was just bursting trying not to laugh over something. It seems his downstairs neighbor lady had stopped him and asked him if I was his girlfriend. He said yes, why? She answered, "She's pretty, so if she ever want a threesome I am available." I turned it down and that's the closest I ever came to a threesome.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now @SMcEvil on GAB at December 29, 2016 07:41 PM (kXoT0)

352 333
Well well well, I see the MFM is calling Barry a big hero for his brave actions against the Russians for stealing all of our ballots and filling them all in for Trump
Posted by: TheQuietMan



Yup! The Russians hired the underwear Gnomes. Sneaky Russkies.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 29, 2016 07:42 PM (M9gy0)

353 @340

What do I win?

Platinum membership?

A punch in the face?

Posted by: Kreplach at December 29, 2016 07:42 PM (+lv+r)

354 'I took an inert practice grenade to school for show 'n tell when I was in about the third grade. No problems at all.'


I took a stuffed cobra my dad sent me from Viet Nam to show and tell. It caused quite a sensation but I didn't get in trouble.

Posted by: freaked at December 29, 2016 07:42 PM (BO/km)

355 I had an older cousin who was in the National Guard & he got me a belt of spent .30 ammo. I was the best dressed kid playing Army in the neighborhood!

Posted by: josephistan at December 29, 2016 07:42 PM (7qAYi)

356
Try that shit now.
Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 07:40 PM (CRotO)
-----------
No kidding. I do have a grenade and a mortar and several antiaircraft shells on the window ledge in my office, which, strangely, have never attracted the attention of HR.

Posted by: Weasel at December 29, 2016 07:42 PM (Sfs6o)

357 344
334 I took an inert practice grenade to school for show 'n tell when I was in about the third grade. No problems at all.

Posted by: Weasel at December 29, 2016 07:39 PM (Sfs6o)


I took some of my dad's WWII, 45 ammo to school 50 years ago.


It did not go over well.

Posted by: The Other Old Guy at December 29, 2016 07:42 PM (h7VZl)

358 344 334 I took an inert practice grenade to school for show 'n tell when I was in about the third grade. No problems at all.
Posted by: Weasel at December 29, 2016 07:39 PM (Sfs6o)

---

Try that shit now.
Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 07:40 PM (CRotO)

Did you see the story about the Chinese guy who was using an old potato masher style grenade as a nut cracker? It was given to him as a gift and he did not realize it was an old, live grenade.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 29, 2016 07:42 PM (92kX2)

359 Hmmmm. I always thought threesomes were "fake news."

Posted by: Libertarianwannabe at December 29, 2016 07:43 PM (nQ10o)

360 so the key to a "successful" threesome is to rent out a couple of hookers.
Posted by: Puddleglum at December 29, 2016 07:38 PM (M9gy0)

Yes, because they will pay attention to you so that you pay them to go away.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at December 29, 2016 07:43 PM (J70i0)

361 Uh... ace... a word of caution...

Posted by: Larry Summers at December 29, 2016 07:43 PM (rH4JY)

362 324 '10 year old me would have been terrorizing the neighborhood with a grenade launcher that fired spiders.'

Gosh. Remember playing "Army"? Do kids even do that anymore? Everything is virtual now.
Posted by: freaked at December 29, 2016 07:37 PM (BO/km)

This reminds me of the other night's ONT brought to you by picture of the kid jumping over the kid lying down with his bike. That would be such a no-no today.

males and females are different. There is a reason God did it that way. People can be so stupid.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 29, 2016 07:43 PM (voOPb)

363 >>>How do you feel about melting plastic army soldiers?

nope
i'd rather keep my army

Posted by: concrete girl at December 29, 2016 07:43 PM (TD/W3)

364 344 334 I took an inert practice grenade to school for show 'n tell when I was in about the third grade. No problems at all.
Posted by: Weasel at December 29, 2016 07:39 PM (Sfs6o)

---

Try that shit now.
Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 07:40 PM (CRotO)

Holy God. SWAT, bomb squad, shooting the class hamster and juvie for the poor kid.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 29, 2016 07:44 PM (0mRoj)

365 I spent about a year trying to open up a place for boys to drive nails , learn how to measure, cut things with a hand saw. You know what killed it? Liability insurance.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 29, 2016 07:44 PM (G5ZEi)

366 No threesomes for me. My luck I'd wake up in a bathtub full of ice with my kidneys on E-Bay.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 29, 2016 07:44 PM (M9gy0)

367 Most transgenders are in stem fields. So some women are good at it.

Posted by: Larry Summers at December 29, 2016 07:45 PM (rH4JY)

368 365 I spent about a year trying to open up a place for boys to drive nails , learn how to measure, cut things with a hand saw. You know what killed it? Liability insurance.
Posted by: Ben Had at December 29, 2016 07:44 PM (G5ZEi)

+++

Isn't that something?

Posted by: washrivergal at December 29, 2016 07:45 PM (CFc5L)

369 New Year's Resolution. "Just drink the champagne straight this year"

Posted by: Steve Kroft at December 29, 2016 07:45 PM (h7VZl)

370 shooting the class hamster

Only if it squeaks too loud.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 29, 2016 07:45 PM (6FqZa)

371
314 And "Good day!" to you, sir!
Are you commenting from Brazil, Krebs?


I don't get the reference. To me it is LA and "Get Shorty".

Anyway -- bees (paper wasps, actually) and torment. One 12 foot length of rebar, one cloth rag tied on one end of the rebar. Douse the rag with gasoline. Light it, then hold the lit end up to the hole in the wasps' nest. They get pissed off, swarm out and have their wings burned off instantly. For the short time they have left to live, walking around on the ground, they are the most pissed off life forms you'll ever see. Then you step on them.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 29, 2016 07:45 PM (BK3ZS)

372 Heidegger would tell this broad to "Lassen Sie sich umficken" and maybe she should get laid more often ( mit ein Mann, ja? Nur mit ein Mann, Schatzie...

Posted by: Billy Occam ( who can't get it up if the dog is watching ) at December 29, 2016 07:45 PM (ihtYN)

373 365 I spent about a year trying to open up a place for boys to drive nails , learn how to measure, cut things with a hand saw. You know what killed it? Liability insurance.
Posted by: Ben Had at December 29, 2016 07:44 PM (G5ZEi)

My dad was more into working on cars than carpentry- spent a lot of time changing the oil and spark plugs with him. Still when I got seriously into reading, I started building my own book shelves. They were hideous but they held the books up.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 29, 2016 07:46 PM (92kX2)

374 Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 29, 2016 07:42 PM (92kX2)
--------
I did see that story!

Posted by: Weasel at December 29, 2016 07:46 PM (Sfs6o)

375 'shooting the class hamster'

It snarled at me!

Posted by: Happy McTriggerfinger at December 29, 2016 07:46 PM (BO/km)

376 370 shooting the class hamster

Only if it squeaks too loud.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 29, 2016 07:45 PM (6FqZa)

---

Word.

Posted by: SWAT at December 29, 2016 07:46 PM (CRotO)

377 I was just the right age, 11-12, during SWAT's short mid-70s TV run to get caught up in it like every other kid our age.

Our subdivision constantly had several houses in various stages of construction that we would use, after the workers went home, for our SWAT missions. Keeping our quiet suburban neighborhood safe from 'Nam-damaged psychos and crazed mass murderers I guess. We'd climb all around the frames, take up positions on the roof, go crashing through "windows" that didn't have glass in them yet. It was a blast.

But the funny thing was, we didn't have toy sniper and assault rifles like the SWAT guys on TV, so we used our wild-west pistols and holsters and stuff. The power of imagination. We were supposed to be modern 70s supercops and we must have looked like we should be fighting Sitting Bull.

TJ, you go high! Deke, you're on point. Street, you come with me. Luca, one round of tear gas when I give the signal!

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at December 29, 2016 07:46 PM (ul9CR)

378 371
314 And "Good day!" to you, sir!
Are you commenting from Brazil, Krebs?

I don't get the reference. To me it is LA and "Get Shorty".

I'm thinking it's from "The Big Lebowski"

Posted by: josephistan at December 29, 2016 07:46 PM (7qAYi)

379 290
Obama should be ashamed of himself for acting so brazenly to delegitimize Trump's win.
Posted by: the littl shyning man at December 29, 2016 07:31 PM (U6f54)


You're assuming he's capable of feeling shame?

Posted by: rickl at December 29, 2016 07:47 PM (sdi6R)

380 I frankly find it both tiresome and terrifying that all these old bats want to deconstruct little boys into little girls. Boys and girls are designed to be different and we should celebrate those differences, not seek to obliterate them.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now @SMcEvil on GAB at December 29, 2016 07:47 PM (kXoT0)

381 I spent most of my formative years learning to hold the flashlight for my dad and how to say "godammit!"

Posted by: Weasel at December 29, 2016 07:47 PM (Sfs6o)

382 Most transgenders are in stem fields. So some women are good at it.

Posted by: Larry Summers at December 29, 2016 07:45 PM (rH4JY)

But transgenders aren't what they pretend to be. Cut the dick off a man, he doesn't become a woman, just a mutilated man.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2016 07:48 PM (MiBfH)

383 TJ, you go high! Deke, you're on point. Street, you come with me. Luca, one round of tear gas when I give the signal!
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at December 29, 2016 07:46 PM (ul9CR)

---

Yep.

Posted by: SWAT at December 29, 2016 07:48 PM (CRotO)

384 Early training...lol.

Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 07:49 PM (CRotO)

385 382 Most transgenders are in stem fields. So some women are good at it.

Posted by: Larry Summers at December 29, 2016 07:45 PM (rH4JY)

But transgenders aren't what they pretend to be. Cut the dick off a man, he doesn't become a woman, just a mutilated man.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2016 07:48 PM (MiBfH)

DAMMIT!

Posted by: Mr/Ms Garrison at December 29, 2016 07:49 PM (0mRoj)

386 males and females are different. There is a reason God did it that way. People can be so stupid.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 29, 2016 07:43 PM (voOPb)

What a dreary world Leftists create.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at December 29, 2016 07:49 PM (J70i0)

387 381 I spent most of my formative years learning to hold the flashlight for my dad and how to say "godammit!"
Posted by: Weasel at December 29, 2016 07:47 PM (Sfs6o)

"Son of a bitch" was/is my Dad's go-to.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 29, 2016 07:49 PM (92kX2)

388 Major Matt Mason Moon Crawler
=========

Oh man the major Matt mason space station was the best Christmas present I ever got. Ever.

Posted by: Simplemind at December 29, 2016 07:49 PM (ZuGkg)

389 Obama should be ashamed of himself for acting so brazenly to delegitimize Trump's win.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at December 29, 2016 07:31 PM (U6f54)


It's about all the queen has left. Well that and shitting on Israel

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 29, 2016 07:50 PM (auHtY)

390 #371 No, Krebs, it's a reference to Glenn Greenwald. See the sock link for more details.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 29, 2016 07:50 PM (lJXY3)

391 When I was around 10, I smoked a cigar old Pappy Eromero took off a German prisoner sometime in the 2 weeks after he landed on D-Day. It was pretty good for a 15 year old smoke.

Posted by: Eromero at December 29, 2016 07:50 PM (zLDYs)

392 And then people wonder why Boys and Young Men... and hell... some of us older Men... are into video games...

In my case, it's because the real world sucks unrelentingly at the moment.

Apropos to nothing, #twoweeks just took on a new and more stressful meaning, since the process of fixing up and selling the house means that's about how long I have to find a new place to live, even if a temp place while I see how things shake out.

2016 has sucked, and 2017 ain't looking to open on an up note.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Cylon without a basestar at December 29, 2016 07:51 PM (vyqqu)

393 >>> I spent most of my formative years learning to hold the flashlight for my dad and how to say "godammit!"

He was a burglar?

Posted by: fluffy at December 29, 2016 07:51 PM (jw2Xw)

394 Modern 21st century science.
1. Decide your conclusions based on the latest narrative or your 'Feelz'.
2. Assemble data that may or may not support your conclusion.
3. Discard any data that directly contradicts your conclusion.
4. Twist, hammer, spin or torture any remaining data to kinda-sorta support your conclusion.
5. Assemble, data first then conclusion to create the illusion that the first leads to the second.
6. Accuse anyone who argues of being racist, sexist, gender-phobic or Islamophobic until they shut up.

Posted by: JB1000 at December 29, 2016 07:51 PM (IuBrk)

395 I have been building things since I was a young kid, Lego might have started that or at least helped formulate it.

Posted by: Skip at December 29, 2016 07:51 PM (5sOEp)

396 I received a microscope set one Christmas.

It had everything, including the slides, tweezers, magnifying glass, the works.

Nothing was safe.

Nothing.

Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 07:51 PM (CRotO)

397 391 When I was around 10, I smoked a cigar old Pappy Eromero took off a German prisoner sometime in the 2 weeks after he landed on D-Day. It was pretty good for a 15 year old smoke.
Posted by: Eromero at December 29, 2016 07:50 PM (zLDYs)

That's a whippin'.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 29, 2016 07:51 PM (92kX2)

398 Drudge is still down. 51 minutes now.


http://tinyurl.com/hfkk6h8

Posted by: The Other Guy at December 29, 2016 07:51 PM (h7VZl)

399 Even little jars of creepy crawlies.

And empty ones to put your own crawlies in.

Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 07:52 PM (CRotO)

400 every time i think of ophuckstick, the only picture in my mind is that little fucker on his tricycle, all smug and shit because he was able to conquer the finer points of riding on three wheels. dumbfuck. son of a white whore.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 29, 2016 07:52 PM (KP5rU)

401 I know progressive parents who like the smell of their own farts who have tried to keep toy guns and other toy weapons away from their little boys (who have awesome soap opera/western locale names) and gave up because their precious little snow flakes would turn any basic household items into an imaginary gun or sword and pretend fight other little precious snowflakes with their imaginary weapons.

Posted by: Devil-Slayer at December 29, 2016 07:52 PM (wCrZF)

402 "nope i'd rather keep my army Posted by: concrete girl"


Ya see! Probably name them all too.

Posted by: Happy McTriggerfinger at December 29, 2016 07:52 PM (BO/km)

403 SWAT:
My team used my dad's van with its sliding door.

Apparently the door mechanism was designed for a certain number of open/close cycles which we far exceeded.

I'm just glad nobody got squished under the 100+ lb sliding door.

Posted by: Chuck C at December 29, 2016 07:53 PM (h99GH)

404 398 Drudge is still down. 51 minutes now.


http://tinyurl.com/hfkk6h8
Posted by: The Other Guy at December 29, 2016 07:51 PM (h7VZl)

---

It is?

*glances at page*

Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 07:53 PM (CRotO)

405 But transgenders aren't what they pretend to be. Cut the dick off a man, he doesn't become a woman, just a mutilated man.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2016 07:48 PM (MiBfH)

--just a mutilated man pumped full of estrogen--be askeered, very very askeered...

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now @SMcEvil on GAB at December 29, 2016 07:53 PM (kXoT0)

406 One 12 foot length of rebar, one cloth rag tied on one end of the rebar. Douse the rag with gasoline. Light it, then hold the lit end up to the hole in the wasps' nest. They get pissed off, swarm out and have their wings burned off instantly.

There's a guy on YouTube who builds these sort of mini-fans with wire blades that he uses to mass-murder wasps and hornets. He puts his device near the nest and puts a camera on it, and his vids are just hours of SPLAT.

You'd like his stuff.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at December 29, 2016 07:53 PM (ul9CR)

407 398 Drudge is still down. 51 minutes now.


http://tinyurl.com/hfkk6h8
Posted by: The Other Guy at December 29, 2016 07:51 PM (h7VZl)

Up for me.

"Moscow mocks 'Obama lame duck'"

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 29, 2016 07:53 PM (92kX2)

408 Both my father and my FIL subscribe to Net Geo and told me not to read the latest issue on oppressed wymyn or whatever. I flipped through it anyway, because I wasn't paying for it and it's important to know your enemy. So, the last article was on how dangerous it is for girls in some nation in Africa, and for two whole pages, they did not name the religion that encourages the rape, FGM and enslavement of these girls. Gee, I wonder what religion THAT could be?! Well, they never said, so I guess I'm completely in the dark!


/sarcasm

Posted by: pookysgirl at December 29, 2016 07:53 PM (ar2KI)

409 []Actual funny story, late fiance came in one day and I could tell he was just bursting trying not to laugh over something. It seems his downstairs neighbor lady had stopped him and asked him if I was his girlfriend. He said yes, why? She answered, "She's pretty, so if she ever want a threesome I am available." I turned it down and that's the closest I ever came to a threesome.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil

BTW, I'm available too. Doesn't hurt to ask.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at December 29, 2016 07:53 PM (rH4JY)

410 Oooops

Posted by: freaked at December 29, 2016 07:53 PM (BO/km)

411 Toy weapons we had would get kids jacked up if not shot theses days.

Posted by: Skip at December 29, 2016 07:53 PM (5sOEp)

412 Clint Eastwood night on ThisTV.
Fistful Of Dollars in a minute, then For A Few Dollars More at 10...

Posted by: Chi at December 29, 2016 07:53 PM (I4tfG)

413 Even little jars of creepy crawlies.

And empty ones to put your own crawlies in.

Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 07:52 PM (CRotO)

I had a chemistry set. But I had to go to the drug store to get the good stuff to make explosions.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2016 07:53 PM (MiBfH)

414 My dad was a carpenter & I was always playing with tools & wood, but he would discourage me from that. I guess because I was good in school, he wanted me to go to college & not be in a trade - he was from the generation that thought that a college education was the greatest achievement possible. Had we only known that I would be earning a better living & not still be paying off student loans if I did follow in his footsteps.

Posted by: josephistan at December 29, 2016 07:54 PM (7qAYi)

415 SWAT:
My team used my dad's van with its sliding door.

Oh, man that would have been awesome! We did later get a Chevy van with a sliding door but I was too old by then.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at December 29, 2016 07:54 PM (ul9CR)

416 Hey, the Hokies can score a TD. Would have been nice to NOT spot the Razorbacks 24 points.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 29, 2016 07:54 PM (M9gy0)

417 I had a chemistry set. But I had to go to the drug store to get the good stuff to make explosions.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2016 07:53 PM (MiBfH)

---

I wanted one.

My parents weren't that crazy.

Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 07:54 PM (CRotO)

418 As a very pious man, the Rabbi had always observed the Sabbath. Then one day he decided to play golf on the holy day God told him to reserve. He was by himself, a rarity in his area, but it suited him. So, God says to Gabriel, watch this. The Rabbi tees off on a par 5. He hits a monster drive that bounces off a sprinkler head, several times down the cart path, up onto the green, and into the hole. Gabriel asks God, why would you do that? No one has ever hit a triple eagle! God replies, pfffftttt who's he gonna tell?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 29, 2016 07:54 PM (kTF2Z)

419 411 Toy weapons we had would get kids jacked up if not shot theses days.
Posted by: Skip at December 29, 2016 07:53 PM (5sOEp)

They have in a couple of cases.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 29, 2016 07:55 PM (0mRoj)

420 I would do big fighting tournaments with my action figures, and the Final Four was always bizarre. It would be something like King Ghidorah, Splinter, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, and Larry Bird.

Posted by: broseidon on even newer magic glowy rectangle at December 29, 2016 07:55 PM (QqTyw)

421 411 Toy weapons we had would get kids jacked up if not shot theses days.

True dat. And ours were pretty damn realistic. In fact, that was a virtue back then. The more realistic the better.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at December 29, 2016 07:55 PM (ul9CR)

422 I wanted a MP-44 toy gun, nobody made one so I did out of wood.

Posted by: Skip at December 29, 2016 07:55 PM (5sOEp)

423 Anyone old enough to remember these,...http://tinyurl.com/gutnrjn




You could make up some seriously dangerous stuff

Posted by: The Other Guy at December 29, 2016 07:56 PM (h7VZl)

424 421 411 Toy weapons we had would get kids jacked up if not shot theses days.

True dat. And ours were pretty damn realistic. In fact, that was a virtue back then. The more realistic the better.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at December 29, 2016 07:55 PM (ul9CR)

---

*nods*

Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 07:56 PM (CRotO)

425 I frankly find it both tiresome and terrifying that all these old bats want to deconstruct little boys into little girls.

If they resist, they end up in sped ed with "emotional problems". He "acts out", can't control himself.

Posted by: t-bird at December 29, 2016 07:56 PM (TqmC9)

426 396 I received a microscope set one Christmas.

It had everything, including the slides, tweezers, magnifying glass, the works.
Nothing was safe.
Nothing.
Posted by: SMFH
--------------

Well, I know for a fact that you never looked at your own sperm...

Posted by: Chi at December 29, 2016 07:56 PM (I4tfG)

427 Brother, can you spare a hamster?

Posted by: not actually Drudge, so don't ban me at December 29, 2016 07:56 PM (TqmC9)

428 BTW, I'm available too. Doesn't hurt to ask.
Posted by: Hillary Clinton at December 29, 2016 07:53 PM (rH4JY)

Ain't enough whiskey in Texas to get me in the same room, but, thanks for asking.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now @SMcEvil on GAB at December 29, 2016 07:57 PM (kXoT0)

429
He was a burglar?
Posted by: fluffy at December 29, 2016 07:51 PM (jw2Xw)
---------
Ha! He was not a fan of paying other people to fix things!

Posted by: Weasel at December 29, 2016 07:57 PM (Sfs6o)

430 @407

Up now for me.

Posted by: The Other Guy at December 29, 2016 07:57 PM (h7VZl)

431 >>>I saw that again and again.

And by saw, you mean you were pretty close up. Like LITERALLY saw.

Posted by: Max Power at December 29, 2016 07:58 PM (q177U)

432 Well, I know for a fact that you never looked at your own sperm...
Posted by: Chi at December 29, 2016 07:56 PM (I4tfG)

---

I'm thinking that's a good thing.

Otherwise, I have some real serious issues that best remain unexplored.

Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 07:58 PM (CRotO)

433 Luke is cutting off those parking meter heads right now

Posted by: The Other Guy at December 29, 2016 07:58 PM (h7VZl)

434 LAME duck. Ha Ha Haa

Posted by: freaked at December 29, 2016 07:58 PM (BO/km)

435 If they resist, they end up in sped ed with "emotional problems". He "acts out", can't control himself.

Posted by: t-bird


They used to call that "boys being boys" before being hetero male became a crime against the State.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Cylon without a basestar at December 29, 2016 07:58 PM (vyqqu)

436
390 #371 No, Krebs, it's a reference to Glenn Greenwald. See the sock link for more details


That pre-dates my commenting in blogs by three years, so I was totally unaware of the connection. GG sounds like a real tool, though.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 29, 2016 07:58 PM (BK3ZS)

437 428 BTW, I'm available too. Doesn't hurt to ask.
Posted by: Hillary Clinton at December 29, 2016 07:53 PM (rH4JY)

Ain't enough whiskey in Texas to get me in the same room, but, thanks for asking.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now @SMcEvil on GAB at December 29, 2016 07:57 PM (kXoT0)

---

Or tequila.

Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 07:59 PM (CRotO)

438 I frankly find it both tiresome and terrifying that all these old bats want to deconstruct little boys into little girls.

If they resist, they end up in sped ed with "emotional problems". He "acts out", can't control himself.
Posted by: t-bird at December 29, 2016 07:56 PM (TqmC9)

He has too much energy. He can't pay attention. He has violent tendencies.

He's a six year old boy, which is by definition, a perpetual motion machine with the attention span of a fruit fly.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now @SMcEvil on GAB at December 29, 2016 07:59 PM (kXoT0)

439
weird. Got kicked off the internet. Ran McAfee; found nothing.

Now can't connect to drudge.

Must be the Russians.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 29, 2016 07:59 PM (h9ykt)

440 There's a guy on YouTube who builds these sort of mini-fans with wire blades that he uses to mass-murder wasps and hornets. He puts his device near the nest and puts a camera on it, and his vids are just hours of SPLAT.

You'd like his stuff.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at December 29, 2016 07:53 PM (ul9CR)

I blew up a football-sized paper wasp nest with a home-made firecracker of the M-80 class. Waited for dusk, when they were all in the nest, shoved it in the hole, which stopped their exit, but sure got a buzz going, and lit the fuse, and beat feet.

It totally nuked them. Nothing left but smoke and shredded paper wafting on the breeze.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2016 07:59 PM (MiBfH)

441 Meh.
I stole a microscope from science class in 7th grade...

Posted by: Chi at December 29, 2016 07:59 PM (I4tfG)

442 They couldn't say LAME f#%k which wold be more appropriate.

Posted by: freaked at December 29, 2016 08:00 PM (BO/km)

443 436
390 #371 No, Krebs, it's a reference to Glenn Greenwald. See the sock link for more details

That pre-dates my commenting in blogs by three years, so I was totally unaware of the connection. GG sounds like a real tool, though.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 29, 2016 07:58 PM (BK3ZS)

This is scandalous in the extreme! I...I mean Glenn will not stand for this! Good day to you sir! I said GOOD DAY!

Posted by: Gleen Grenwald at December 29, 2016 08:00 PM (0mRoj)

444
I had a chemistry set. But I had to go to the drug store to get the good stuff to make explosions.
===================

I had a basic chemistry set when I was about 10, but I wanted to do some cooler stuff, so Dad had a buddy who worked for Dow Chemical and ...

Nobody was blown up or poisoned, so there's that.

Posted by: mrp at December 29, 2016 08:00 PM (JBggj)

445 Drudge is up for me. Takes quite a while to connect so maybe he's got a DDOS going on.

Posted by: t-bird at December 29, 2016 08:01 PM (hBig8)

446 #1 daughter owns - because she asked - a really good Soviet telescope (twas my own, once) and an excellent stereo microscope. It's idiocy trying to get #2 daughter to take an interest in such things, as she prefers music and dance and art. This is the politicization of everything that is the result of denying human nature.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at December 29, 2016 08:01 PM (vowxb)

447 Anyone else have Creepy Crawlies growing up? Basically an easy bake oven for boys, but you used this goop to make rubbery insectoid creatures.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at December 29, 2016 08:01 PM (kumBu)

448 what i find really funny about this is that i know ace is a liberal arts type (and male) and this broad has degrees in physics and math

yes, the stats tend to go the other way, but i still find it funny

Posted by: meep at December 29, 2016 08:02 PM (bHNxZ)

449 Drudge kind of up. But I'm still not getting pictures. Maybe Obama is hacking him in order to prevent the Russians from using him as a distribution center for false news.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at December 29, 2016 08:02 PM (rH4JY)

450 Drudge loaded instantly for me. Faster than AoSHQ.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now @SMcEvil on GAB at December 29, 2016 08:02 PM (kXoT0)

451 After painstakingly unrolling firecrackers for their gunpowder, we would make homemade M80s out of the cardboard tubing from a pants hangar. Blew up many a patrol of army men.

Posted by: Sancho at December 29, 2016 08:02 PM (lmPMy)

452 to get me in the same room with hildebeast, i would have to have about 10-15 percodans, jack daniels, and some bitchin weed. i'd still prolly strangle the bitch though. actuall, no probably about it.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 29, 2016 08:02 PM (KP5rU)

453 Sent daughter in with dry ice in third grade for smoke for her volcano. Had her practice using tongs and everything. Surprisingly didn't get a call from school.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at December 29, 2016 08:02 PM (J70i0)

454 450
Drudge loaded instantly for me. Faster than AoSHQ.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now @SMcEvil on GAB at December 29, 2016 08:02 PM (kXoT0)

Same here. Was down for a while.

Posted by: The Other Guy at December 29, 2016 08:03 PM (h7VZl)

455 Anyone else have Creepy Crawlies growing up? Basically an easy bake oven for boys, but you used this goop to make rubbery insectoid creatures.


Yup!

Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad at December 29, 2016 08:03 PM (mgbwf)

456 Drudge not working for me as of half a minute ago.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2016 08:03 PM (MiBfH)

457 Drudge is up for me.

I just read the lead article on the Russkies mocking Obama.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at December 29, 2016 08:03 PM (ul9CR)

458 I thought I saw Cool Hand Luke on.

Posted by: Skip at December 29, 2016 08:04 PM (5sOEp)

459 Drudge is stealing from WZ. I see that a lot. That guy works hard to beat a lot of other blogs.

Posted by: The Other Guy at December 29, 2016 08:04 PM (h7VZl)

460 I never go to Drudge but I just did.


Seems ok.

Posted by: eleven at December 29, 2016 08:04 PM (qUNWi)

461 Never had chemistry sets as a kid - that came later in life.
My favorite was the erector set, and all the extra parts I kept adding from friends that didn't want their sets.

A few years back, an old neighbor called me over. He had just completed an IED course in the USN.
We spent the day experimenting with his newfound knowledge...

Posted by: Chi at December 29, 2016 08:05 PM (I4tfG)

462 458
I thought I saw Cool Hand Luke on.

Posted by: Skip at December 29, 2016 08:04 PM (5sOEp)

TCM on now. Turner Classical Movies.

Posted by: The Other Guy at December 29, 2016 08:05 PM (h7VZl)

463 Had Fox news on, as I wrote this afternoon it will be tit for tat until a adult takes over the goverment.

Posted by: Skip at December 29, 2016 08:05 PM (5sOEp)

464 "Moscow mocks 'Obama lame duck'"
Posted by: Aetius451AD


Wasn't that a Weird Al Song?

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at December 29, 2016 08:05 PM (AoK0a)

465
The best part of making plastic models was the solvent for cleaning brushes - in an open vegetable can in the bedroom, of course - would eventually morph into something jelly-like and flammable. I had at least one pair of socks succumb to burn holes from stamping out fires in the undergrowth while experimenting with this flammable marvel.

Mom: "Have you seen your (butt ugly) orange socks?"
Me: "Nooooo... I have orange socks?"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 29, 2016 08:05 PM (BK3ZS)

466 I stapled my Barbie doll to a target at range and shot her.

Just to watch her die. And to see if my rifle was sighted in.

Hi Horde- long time lurker, finally de-lurking.

Posted by: Occam's Epilady at December 29, 2016 08:05 PM (prEBe)

467 Paul Ryan...being a dick again.



Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at December 29, 2016 08:05 PM (ul9CR)

468 467; what do you mean, again?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 29, 2016 08:06 PM (KP5rU)

469 I have it on but its lights out or else its time in the box

Posted by: Skip at December 29, 2016 08:06 PM (5sOEp)

470 Hello, Leg Shaver.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 29, 2016 08:06 PM (89T5c)

471 466 I stapled my Barbie doll to a target at range and shot her.

Just to watch her die. And to see if my rifle was sighted in.

Hi Horde- long time lurker, finally de-lurking.
Posted by: Occam's Epilady at December 29, 2016 08:05 PM (prEBe)

---

Welcome!

Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 08:06 PM (CRotO)

472 468 467; what do you mean, again?

Ryan might have been briefly great for about an hour or so on November 8th. Since then, no longer great again. SAD!

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at December 29, 2016 08:07 PM (ul9CR)

473 I stapled my Barbie doll to a target at range and shot her.

Just to watch her die. And to see if my rifle was sighted in.

Hi Horde- long time lurker, finally de-lurking.


Posted by: Occam's Epilady
*****

Nooooo!

Posted by: Ken at December 29, 2016 08:08 PM (hVdx9)

474 You can not make this shit up, player going to the "Belk Bowl" gets caught stealing from a Belks.



http://tinyurl.com/jg3k652

Posted by: The Other Guy at December 29, 2016 08:08 PM (h7VZl)

475 I had a chemistry set but never figured what to do with it.

Posted by: Skip at December 29, 2016 08:08 PM (5sOEp)

476 465
The best part of making plastic models was the solvent for cleaning brushes - in an open vegetable can in the bedroom, of course - would eventually morph into something jelly-like and flammable. I had at least one pair of socks succumb to burn holes from stamping out fires in the undergrowth while experimenting with this flammable marvel.

Mom: "Have you seen your (butt ugly) orange socks?"
Me: "Nooooo... I have orange socks?"
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM)
-------------

Undergrowth in the bedroom?
Were we roommates when I was a kid?

Posted by: Chi at December 29, 2016 08:09 PM (I4tfG)

477 paul ryan makes hairy reed look principled.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 29, 2016 08:09 PM (KP5rU)

478 474 You can not make this shit up, player going to the "Belk Bowl" gets caught stealing from a Belks.



http://tinyurl.com/jg3k652

Posted by: The Other Guy at December 29, 2016 08:08 PM (h7VZl)

I didn't know Belks was even around anymore.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 29, 2016 08:09 PM (0mRoj)

479 Hi Horde- long time lurker, finally de-lurking.
Posted by: Occam's Epilady at December 29, 2016 08:05 PM (prEBe)
---------
Howdy!

Posted by: Weasel at December 29, 2016 08:09 PM (Sfs6o)

480 Anyone else have Creepy Crawlies growing up?

Yes, but never used it. I think my sister made a bunch. I also had the microscope and the chemistry set others have mentioned. Thinking back on them, I never used anything that had consumables- even my cap gun- because I was afraid of having nothing left.

Weird. I'm still like that.

Posted by: t-bird at December 29, 2016 08:10 PM (29QcC)

481 It's not stupidity.

It's excuses. On top of excuses. On top of excuses.


"I can't do this , not because I am what I am , but rather because it is SOMEONE'S FAULT."

" I prefer to do this but because I do prefer it , I AM CAUSING SOMEONE ELSE TO FEEEEEEL INFERIOR"

That goes for the "mentally ill" sacred cow too.

Are there mentally ill people? of course. They need help.

Are there people using mental illness as an excuse.

BETCHER ASS.

Overprescribed. Half of America is on some sort of powerful psychoactive drug. If they weren't crazy before? They sure as hell are now.

Reality:

50% of America is a bunch of excuse-making baby-bitches on dope.

See the article " The Coddling of the American Mind".


Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at December 29, 2016 08:10 PM (zu88C)

482 When I was a kid, I loved to make ship and airplane models. The Revell line was the best. It was pure pleasure just to walk down the store aisle and and admire the box art.

Posted by: mrp at December 29, 2016 08:10 PM (JBggj)

483 >>>I thought I saw Cool Hand Luke on.

I prefer hot hands Huma.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at December 29, 2016 08:11 PM (rH4JY)

484 Oh well, 0400hrs comes awful early.

Posted by: Skip at December 29, 2016 08:11 PM (5sOEp)

485 I used the Creepy Crawlers to give Baxter Stockman an army - for some reason, my parents objected to me trapping actual flies and setting them loose in the house so that Baxter could control them. The nerve of them!

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at December 29, 2016 08:11 PM (kumBu)

486
I was with my niece and nephew for a few days over Christmas, they are 4 and 2 respectively.

Niece played with dolls.

Nephew played with trucks.

They played together sometime but woth something less indicative of gender, like a programmable snake.

These creepy progs are getting under my skin with their little games that make them feel good about doing "something". They are meddlesome weasels. Always need a fucking pat on the back no matter the damage.

The garbage that's pouring out of the social sciences will be felt in years to come.

As I've said over and over, you ain't seen nothing yet.

Happy New Year!

Posted by: E Buzz at December 29, 2016 08:11 PM (lK39t)

487 I just learned a new word. heteroflexible

Posted by: freaked at December 29, 2016 08:11 PM (BO/km)

488 occams epilady: welcome.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 29, 2016 08:11 PM (KP5rU)

489 @478

The Belk family sold the company two years ago for over a billion. They are still around, 300 stores in 16 states.




http://tinyurl.com/ht5tn9n

Posted by: The Other Guy at December 29, 2016 08:11 PM (h7VZl)

490 Yeah, I never used to think I would be OK with the Russians openly mocking the U.S. President. Or that Russia would have lower corporate taxes than America.

I don't think I like Funhouse Mirror World.

Posted by: rickl at December 29, 2016 08:11 PM (sdi6R)

491 Welcome Occam's Epilady!

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2016 08:11 PM (VtLx6)

492 Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at December 29, 2016 08:10 PM (zu88C)

---

Quit pussyfootin' around.

Tell us how you really feel.

Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 08:12 PM (CRotO)

493 Speaking of chemistry, I have to run next door to grab a battery charger.

Going to experiment with this "battery charger/baking soda/bucket o' water" de-rusting stuff some of you smart people were talking about on the ONT recently...

Posted by: Chi at December 29, 2016 08:12 PM (I4tfG)

494 I prefer hot hands tongue Huma.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at December 29, 2016 08:11 PM (rH4JY)

FIFY

Posted by: The Other Guy at December 29, 2016 08:12 PM (h7VZl)

495 487 I just learned a new word. heteroflexible
Posted by: freaked at December 29, 2016 08:11 PM (BO/km)

I thought that was just a prerequisite for doing Kama Sutra without injury.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 29, 2016 08:12 PM (0mRoj)

496 Laters, Skip.

Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 08:12 PM (CRotO)

497 Posted by: SMFH

It was one of those days, ya know?


Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at December 29, 2016 08:13 PM (zu88C)

498 Hi Horde- long time lurker, finally de-lurking.

Posted by: Occam's Epilady



If it took you that long to think of that nic it was worth it.

Welcome!

Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad at December 29, 2016 08:13 PM (mgbwf)

499 493 Speaking of chemistry, I have to run next door to grab a battery charger.

Going to experiment with this "battery charger/baking soda/bucket o' water" de-rusting stuff some of you smart people were talking about on the ONT recently...
Posted by: Chi at December 29, 2016 08:12 PM (I4tfG)

---

*looks for Tucker*

Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 08:13 PM (CRotO)

500 At lease Lifelock has nice hold music.

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2016 08:13 PM (VtLx6)

501
482 When I was a kid, I loved to make ship and airplane models. The Revell line was the best. It was pure pleasure just to walk down the store aisle and and admire the box art.
Posted by: mrp at December 29, 2016 08:10 PM (JBggj)
---------
Yep! Several years ago I bought a pretty spiffy wooden canoe model that I never put together. Need to find that.

Posted by: Weasel at December 29, 2016 08:14 PM (Sfs6o)

502 I had many GI Joe dolls, errr.... action figures, in my youth. Tragically, they all, at one time or another, were sent on very dangerous missions and died horribly. Melted blobs of charred plastic were all that was left.

Posted by: Scont at December 29, 2016 08:14 PM (zIY7N)

503 It was one of those days, ya know?


Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at December 29, 2016 08:13 PM (zu88C)

---

Boy, do I.

Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 08:14 PM (CRotO)

504 Just a lovely fuckin day. Kids are at the vet putting the cat down. This year can't end soon enough!

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2016 08:15 PM (VtLx6)

505 Yep! Several years ago I bought a pretty spiffy wooden canoe model that I never put together. Need to find that.

Posted by: Weasel at December 29, 2016 08:14 PM (Sfs6o)

Can't have a tragic canoe accident without a canoe.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2016 08:15 PM (MiBfH)

506 I draw the line with this fire crap.

All my kids are pyromaniacs, boys and girls.

Fire is cool.

Posted by: moviegique at December 29, 2016 08:15 PM (CcUfv)

507 504 Just a lovely fuckin day. Kids are at the vet putting the cat down. This year can't end soon enough!
Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2016 08:15 PM (VtLx6)

---

{{{Infidel}}}

Amen.

Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 08:16 PM (CRotO)

508
Undergrowth in the bedroom?
Were we roommates when I was a kid?


LOL. No. Sorry, undergrowth on the shores of Mighty Gitchee-Gumee.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 29, 2016 08:16 PM (BK3ZS)

509 G'evening, all.


Including Occam's Epilady

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 29, 2016 08:16 PM (J+eG2)

510 Heteroflexible- Straight bendy things? Gumby is straight?

I did not know this. Considering his best buddy was a little pony named Pokey..well...

Or like a bendy straw, for the homophobic? Only quasi sucks? Meh.

I refuse to try to define homoflexible o.O

Posted by: Occam's Epilady at December 29, 2016 08:16 PM (prEBe)

511 All my kids are pyromaniacs, boys and girls.



Fire is cool.

Posted by: moviegique at December 29, 2016 08:15 PM (CcUfv)

When I was in second grade my neighbor and I started a fire to cook out.
Burned down about 20 acres, BUT we never got caught.

Posted by: The Other Guy at December 29, 2016 08:17 PM (h7VZl)

512 I'm sorry, Infidel. My 16-year old cat is having kidney problems and the vet just had me switch her to a new diet that won't tax them so much. She hasn't been eating and has lost weight.

Posted by: rickl at December 29, 2016 08:17 PM (sdi6R)

513 "Undergrowth in the bedroom?"

---

I'll take 70s Porn Tropes for $100, Alex.

Posted by: SMFH at December 29, 2016 08:17 PM (CRotO)

514 "The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything." Friedrich Nietzsche
Posted by: havildar-major

---

Man wants woman?

Who knew that Nietzsche was a cis-heteronormative monster?!

Posted by: RKae at December 29, 2016 08:17 PM (5wDwZ)

515 "{{{Infidel}}}

Amen."

Same here

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 29, 2016 08:18 PM (J+eG2)

516 Nood blind man.

Posted by: Zatoichi at December 29, 2016 08:18 PM (mgbwf)

517 And some is trying to steal my identity.

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2016 08:18 PM (VtLx6)

518 Here's your context:

"Elizabeth Whitney, a New York-based educator who describes herself as "heteroflexible" (that is, she considers herself heterosexual, but is open to dating members of the same sex)."

Posted by: freaked at December 29, 2016 08:20 PM (BO/km)

519 Obama lame duck
and Michelle with a scowl
been loitering here for the past eight years
leaving a stench real foul

Obama lame duck
Brooks threw a gaze at his swans
Chrissy Matthews got a thrill up his leg
They should go invite him to a dance

He'd got himself elected as the latest hip hop fad
now he's bustin' embassies, playin' chicken with Vlad
and he's gonna get rekt... like his dad
Oh yeah, like his dad, baby

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 29, 2016 08:21 PM (6FqZa)

520
There's an amusement park nearby in NJ that is set up to let kids of all ages play with earth moving equipment.

www.diggerlandusa.com

I'm pretty sure that our Scout troop will pay it a visit sometime in the next two years.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 29, 2016 08:22 PM (BK3ZS)

521 ...aaaand willowed, of course

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 29, 2016 08:22 PM (6FqZa)

522 504 Just a lovely fuckin day. Kids are at the vet putting the cat down. This year can't end soon enough!
Posted by: Infidel
-----------------

Hugs.
This was the worst day of the year for me (so far). Worse than I could've ever imagined.
Been on bourbon since before noon.

Did you start the process with the credit agancies yet? Good luck to you.

Posted by: Chi at December 29, 2016 08:22 PM (I4tfG)

523 Local Fox station was just talking about if Charlie Sheen should be investigated for death threats on the Donald. The left has really lost it. It was basically a can't you see that this was a joke piece, but I can't think that I've seen anywhere that the right has accused Charlie of that. Making fake news, it's what we do.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 29, 2016 08:22 PM (6Ll1u)

524 Stupid boys. Just feed them ADD mediation and psychotropic drugs ASAP to rid them of that toxic masculinity.

Posted by: Teachers, Feminists, and Beta Boys of the USA at December 29, 2016 08:24 PM (HJEuH)

525 My grandchildren (boy, 10 and girl, are close and play with each other's stuff sometimes. She definitely goes more for the crafts and fluffy toys, and he with the active toys. But sometimes the twain meet.

My mother has a whole f**king storage tub full of beanie babies. Every day, the two of them scatter the whole mess of them around and play inside them, but never appear to play *with* them. One day, she finally asked, aggravated, why do you throw these all over the place if you aren't going to play with them.

Boy looks at her and says, "Oh, those are the terrain! Then she sees all of the army men and tanks among them and it all makes sense.

Posted by: April at December 29, 2016 08:24 PM (e8PP1)

526 >>>When I was in second grade my neighbor and I started a fire to cook out.
Burned down about 20 acres, BUT we never got caught.

wow



Posted by: concrete girl at December 29, 2016 08:30 PM (TD/W3)

527 epilady, I lurked on here many years before my first comment. Only been banned just the one time too.

Posted by: Eromero at December 29, 2016 08:31 PM (zLDYs)

528 finally de-lurking.
Posted by: Occam's Epilady


Hah! Nice entrance.

Posted by: t-bird at December 29, 2016 08:37 PM (HwVbl)

529 https://tinyurl.com/z57m6cy


Matt @DRUDGE says thousands of computers involved in attack on Drudge Report website

Posted by: Evilpens at December 29, 2016 08:45 PM (y3aQB)

530 >>Posted by: The Other Guy at December 29, 2016 08:17 PM (h7VZl)

This is what a responsible parent teaches: How not to get caught.

Posted by: moviegique at December 29, 2016 08:46 PM (CcUfv)

531 "So, if I have this right: Boys are more prone to play with "boy" toys because boys are afforded less freedom by social norms, and are essentially forced to play with boy-toys, and girls are afforded more freedom to play as they choose, and this means that... girls are the oppressed sex?"

I think the "logic" here is, we expect less from girls; this lowered expectation gives girls more freedom to play with dolls, which are, of course, like, objectively more fun and stuff.

Oh, it couldn't possibly be that boys just naturally enjoy more scientific forms of play and girls enjoy more homey forms, because sex is a social construct, see?

We somehow expect more from boys (even though they're treated like defective girls at school), and so they just feel obligated to prefer more scientific and tactical forms of playing.

Posted by: The Deplorable Prothonotary Warbler at December 29, 2016 08:56 PM (0OG8D)

532 When I was a little boy, I preferred playing with Legos and trucks and action figures.

But a lot of my playmates back then were girls. And I was okay with playing with their dolls, because the alternative was sitting around bored and doing nothing. But you know what I always wanted to do with those dolls? Undress them, so I could see them naked.

Posted by: The Deplorable Prothonotary Warbler at December 29, 2016 09:03 PM (0OG8D)

533 I just watched an interesting documentary on YouTube, "Brainwash: The Gender Equality Paradox." It's Nowegian, so it's Yurpeen and obviously not contaminated with conservative Murican cooties.

WRT gender roles, Norway is the most egalitarian country in the world, yet 90% of engineers are men and 90% of nurses are women. Is it nature or nurture? The presenter starts with two condescending Norwegian scientists who say there is no difference between men and women, other than plumbing. He then goes on to interview scientists around the world who observe gender-based differences between children as young as days old.

The first two dismiss these observations. When pressed for the scientific bases for their position, they state they are theories. My irony meter asploded.

Posted by: Butch at December 29, 2016 09:32 PM (hXu8T)

534 When I got the most recent copy of National Geographic, I didn't even bring it into the house. What in God's name does transgenderism have to do with showing exotic places around the world? When I left for college, my mom threatened to get rid of 15 years of National Geographic. I compromised by only keeping the issues that had cool stories which was probably about half of them. Now it seems like every issue has something about climate change disasters and how we have to stop eating things like redmeat because were destroying the world.

Posted by: swim mom at December 29, 2016 11:01 PM (kgNU3)

535 "Anyone else have Creepy Crawlies growing up? Basically an easy bake oven
for boys, but you used this goop to make rubbery insectoid creatures."

In fact, I still have one of the critters that I made back then.

In addition to blowing things up as a kid, did anyone else combine Clorox and car battery acid to kill ants?

Posted by: Richard Cranium at December 30, 2016 01:25 AM (ZBO0C)

536
"in order to spur girls into being better at STEM, you should force them, as boys are forced, to play with boy-toys against their inclinations."
You wish.
The feminists aren't going to force girls to play with boy-toys.
They're going force boys to stop playing with them.


Posted by: rayj at December 30, 2016 01:57 AM (qyUzy)

537 I had the jello mold Creepy Crawlers of the 1980's, packed with some kind of Knox gelatin in Halloweenish colors. You can still get those in stores, periodically. Same thing with Fashion Plates. (The designs have changed in both cases.)

Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at December 30, 2016 07:26 AM (AIX38)

538 is Fluffer still a major?

Posted by: lonetown at December 30, 2016 07:27 AM (obbcC)

539 Feminists are always scrambling for some explanation of why their incessant caterwauling hasn't showered them with fame & fortune.

Posted by: aelfheld at December 30, 2016 11:48 AM (IxDhF)

540 <blockquote>Listen, honey: Why don't you start taking some credits at community
college in chemistry or calculus and then get back to me about the
crisis of girls choosing fluffier majors than boys choose.
--Ace</blockquote>

Want females to buckle down and start choosing other than the "fluffier majors than boys choose"? Force 'em to pay for dates, support families, and after they blow up their marriages and stick their children with growing up in a broken home make the females pay child support to the man they married and whose children they bore. Within 20 years, you'll get your wish Ace.

Reference: Dr. Warren Farrell's book <i>Why Men Are the Way They Are.</i>

Posted by: Micha Elyi at December 31, 2016 01:01 AM (wo3Ik)

541 Rob Becker, humorist and author of the stage show <i>Defending the Caveman,</i> once said to a radio talk show interviewer (I paraphrase from memory), "I didn't want my children growing up influenced by sex stereotypes so I gave each of them a hammer and a doll. My daughter tucks her hammer into bed every night and my boy pounds on things with his doll."

Posted by: Micha Elyi at December 31, 2016 01:20 AM (wo3Ik)

(Jump to top of page)






Processing 0.1, elapsed 0.105 seconds.
15 queries taking 0.0306 seconds, 550 records returned.
Page size 257 kb.
Powered by Minx 0.8 beta.



MuNuvians
MeeNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!

Real Clear Politics
Gallup
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat