The University of Oregon ducks.

Where’s Kari?
She’s wayyy out there, somewhere.

down the “memory hole”

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  1. Posted April 3, 2012 at 10:42 am |

    That is just too-effing-good. You rule.

    Oh, I moved it up from the comments to the main page this morning–stole your Kari/Gary gif too.
    But the milk carton is ultra awesome. I grovel.

  2. DougM (jackassophobe)
    Posted April 3, 2012 at 10:50 am |

    Thanks, but you post Famke, and what do I post?

  3. Ty Coon
    Posted April 3, 2012 at 12:04 pm |

    Dang someone catches you as your peaking on some shrooms,flips out their camera phone and bang your face is all over the interwebs.

  4. Jess
    Posted April 3, 2012 at 12:35 pm |

    In a way, I feel sorry for her. She’s the product of an education agenda that has no basis in fact, which leaves the “experts” exposed to brutal, critical analysis. Still, she took the step into the realm of public opinion.

    As Norm would say: It’s a dog eat dog world and I’m wearing Milk Bone underwear.

  5. Posted April 3, 2012 at 12:55 pm |

    I really hate to go all ad hominem here (heh… riiiight!), but who really looks like they need to be medicated/institutionalized here?

    And finding her might be as easy as a quick check of all the local orthodontist’s offices. I mean, if I was her, and I wanted to start ‘Zimmermanning’, I believe I’d take care of those hay-munchers first.

    Whaaat… too harsh? Hey, she started it.

  6. Colonel Jerry USMC
    Posted April 3, 2012 at 12:56 pm |

    AND————–to the surprise of no KisPer minkee, “Sales of milk cartons w her pitcher have plummeted; sell-by-date forcing grocers to demand her pitcher be switched to 50 lb bags of Dog Food or kitty litter!”

  7. geezerette
    Posted April 3, 2012 at 1:18 pm |

    Her picture is on theToilet paper pkg— Please save the earth and use one sheet at a time.

  8. M67
    Posted April 3, 2012 at 1:42 pm |

    If Mr. Ed had a sister….

    Good lord that is a homely woman.

  9. Ironic in Denver
    Posted April 3, 2012 at 2:17 pm |

    Jess, I do feel sorry for her. She is the logical product of the idiots who taught her.

    It does trouble me that they found in necessary to “scrub” her, since this suggests that they know damned well that what they are doing is wrong. Why else hide it?

    Seems like psychological treatment and reeducational intervention are indeed in order — hers, and those like her. Too bad Pol Pot didn’t get any before he reeducated and murdered millions for the betterment of human kind.

    Seen pictures of those piles of Cambodian skulls? Might as well have been the skulls of climate change skeptics — same thing right?

  10. Caged Insanity
    Posted April 3, 2012 at 2:32 pm |

    She fell out of the ugly tree and definitely hit a few limbs on the way down.

    I don’t feel sorry for her one bit. She made the decisions that lead her to the demented, twisted, evil state of mind she has now.
    She is a cancer.

  11. blindshooter
    Posted April 3, 2012 at 3:21 pm |

    I hate to have her bite me on the ass……….

  12. Ironic in Denver
    Posted April 3, 2012 at 3:39 pm |

    Yeah, Caged, but it was likely all she knew, all she’s ever been told.

    Where she’s culpable is this: having reached the logical conclusion for the crap she’s been fed, she didn’t go…

    “Hey, this has lead me to a point that is completely inhuman.
    “I must have gone wrong somewhere before I got here.
    “I’ve just considered the equivalent of shooting the Tsar’s little children for the betterment of human kind.
    “I’ve just looked in the mirror, and I saw Pol Pot.
    “Maybe there’s something wrong with the ideas or the culture I live in. How can I possibly be thinking of “reeducating” and “curing” and doing God knows what else to my fellow humans.”

    (“and, by the way, if my team can do this to others, what’s to keep others from doing it to me?”)

    Assuming the photo’s current, she’s barely more than a kid. Now it’s time for her to do a humanity check on herself and her ideas.

    On the one hand, given her “education” she has probably never heard of Animal Farm, Lenin, Stalin, or Pol Pot. If she ever heard of him at all, some useful idiot likely told her that Mao was some kind of hero.

    With that said, her total ignorance of any useful facts or lessons from history shouldn’t keep her from noticing that she’s evolving into a Green Eichmann.

    It shouldn’t keep her from throwing up and reconsidering her ideas and her choices and where they are leading her.

    I’ve had to have those kind of self discoveries myself, and I hope that she does soon too.

  13. DougM (jackassophobe)
    Posted April 3, 2012 at 5:42 pm |

    Ironic (12)
    Green Eichmann
    That’s it, in my mind, precisely.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you for getting it.

    Most people believe “It can’t happen here.”
    They can’t fathom where the people came from who manned the SS, Red Guard, NKVD, Cuban firing squads, Inquisitors, Klan, and a thousand other murder organizations over the millennia.
    The answer: they come from everywhere, every ethnic group and nationality, every society. Next door.
    I don’t know what makes ‘em go to the dark side, but I think a large part of any society is capable… and they all have “the greater good” as their excuse.

    It’s cowards like the Univ of Oregon, who try to hide their latent monsters, who try to deflect the outrage of the civilized, who defend their member’s atrocities as mere alternativeness.
    Villainy needs to be confronted by grabbing the lapels, slamming against the wall, pressing a dagger tip to the throat, and growling, “If you ever…”

  14. DougM (jackassophobe)
    Posted April 3, 2012 at 5:42 pm |

    ^ That being said,
    Nobody gets my title puns, anymore.

  15. rickn8or
    Posted April 3, 2012 at 5:45 pm |

    “Prof Norgaard holds a B.S. in biology and a master’s and PhD in sociology.”

    I submit she has a PhD in B.S.

  16. Merovign
    Posted April 3, 2012 at 6:25 pm |

    I don’t think the university system does any net good anymore. Maybe some of the technical schools. Some of them.

  17. Ironic in Denver
    Posted April 3, 2012 at 6:34 pm |

    Doug, I always like your titles. Sometimes I even get them. ;-)

    About your (13) comments:

    1) Most people are sheep. They follow their leaders examples, and go wherever their leaders lead. While this is frequently craven, it is understandable; it’s survival wiring gone astray. You know, if you don’t fit in, the village ostracizes you and then you freeze and stave, assuming you don’t die of loneness or get bagged by the neighboring tribe first.

    2) This is why it is rather important whom we pick as leaders. The current president is a cautionary tale in this matter.

    3) I read a story about a death camp survivor who was brought to the post-WWII trials to testify against one of the monsters who had run the place. When the survivor saw the monster he fainted. After being revived he was asked if he’d fainted because of his memories of all the monster had done. And he said: “No, I fainted because he looked so ordinary.”

    4) When I was a teenager, I read Sinclair Lewis’s “It Can’t Happen Here.” Scared the crap out of me.

    Some reviews refer to it as “darkly humorous.” At the time I lacked the sophistication to appreciate the humor, if any. Doubt I’d see it now either.

    I imagine you’ve read it.

    I won’t elaborate other than to say that on the one hand our system is more robust than most; but on the other hand everything has a breaking point. I don’t think the public in general realizes how close to the brink we are.

    Nor do they realize how close we are to The Green Shirts being a possible reality. Right now, if you have the right political credentials you can incite a mob and get away with it.

  18. Posted April 3, 2012 at 7:40 pm |

    DougM: I got it after reading about the cover-up. Glad I did. I was about to go all Spelling Nazi about the missing capital.

    Save a Duck… Eat a Beaver!

  19. Claire: barbarian, etc
    Posted April 3, 2012 at 8:14 pm |

    ooo — looks like Margaret Sanger got to her. buhbye.

    “tribal environmental health” ??!?!

  20. Claire: barbarian, etc
    Posted April 3, 2012 at 8:22 pm |

    I believe you gentlemen are referring to the lack of symmetry in poor KariMari’s face? [not to mention her disarranged thoughts] The phrenologist eugenicists would likely have agreed with ya…

    “mere alternativeness”
    just because we didn’t choose to comment on it don’t mean we didn’t get it, Darlin’…

  21. Posted April 3, 2012 at 8:23 pm |

    She fell out of the ugly tree and definitely hit a few limbs on the way down.

    I don’t feel sorry for her one bit. She made the decisions that lead her to the demented, twisted, evil state of mind she has now.
    She is a cancer.

    Comment by Caged Insanity — April 3, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

    C.I., she didn’t “hit” a few limbs on the way down. No…she gnawed her way down that damned tree.

    Sunk New Dawn
    Galveston, TX

  22. Posted April 3, 2012 at 8:37 pm |

    “I intended the original first sentence of the news release to function as a play-on-words on our researcher’s message about recognizing and addressing cultural inertia. Unfortunately, the word “treated” became the focus of the story, leading to inaccurate portrayals People being smart enough to see through our little private joke.

    fixed it.

  23. DougM (jackassophobe)
    Posted April 3, 2012 at 8:43 pm |

    Hog (18)
    Yesssss! Thank you.
    Sometimes capitalization kills a pun an’ sometimes it make it.
    I’ve been feeling conflicted about the no-caps title style anyway.
    Still won’t guarantee complete sentences, though.

  24. Posted April 3, 2012 at 8:57 pm |

    Don’t feel bad, Doug. No one said anything when I used a variation of the same pun after saying she violated the first rule of fight club…and, obviously from her visage, all the others as well.

  25. DougM (jackassophobe)
    Posted April 3, 2012 at 9:00 pm |

    Claire (20)
    Yeah, but it’s one of my favorite puns, Hon’.
    (“Hon’” is NC-ese for “More coffee? Don’t forget the tip.”
    “Darlin’” is followed by a pat on the head.)

  26. Lord of the Fleas
    Posted April 3, 2012 at 9:06 pm |

    Ironic’s comment about “Green Eichmanns” (12) reminded me of this article from a week or so ago:

    Key bit: ” … a certain class of people – sociopaths – are now fully in control of major American institutions. Their beliefs and attitudes are insinuated throughout the economic, political, intellectual and psychological/spiritual fabric of the US.”

    And he’s right. Speaking of the TSA, he notes, “But the 50,000 newly employed are exactly the same type of people who joined the Gestapo – eager to help in the project of controlling everyone. Nobody was drafted into the Gestapo.”

    Nobody is drafted into teaching at universities either. There are some really scary people in authority positions out there.

    Part of me dreads the house-cleaning that is on the way. But another part of me wants to pick up a large-calibre broom and pitch in …..

  27. Lucius Severus Pertinax
    Posted April 4, 2012 at 12:26 am |

    Such a high degree of facial asymmetry is often accompanied
    by a wide variety of genetic disorders.

    Such as a fondness for eating corn off the cob thru a picket fence.

  28. Claire: barbarian, etc
    Posted April 4, 2012 at 6:04 am |

    NC-ese …
    “Darlin’” is followed by a pat on the head.

    Interesting. Here in The West, “Darlin’” is affectionate respect for your over-all delightfulness and skill.
    ; >

  29. rickn8or
    Posted April 4, 2012 at 6:55 am |

    The more I look at her picture, the more I want to say “Bless her heart!”

  30. DougM (jackassophobe)
    Posted April 4, 2012 at 9:38 am |

    Claire (28)
    No wonder I didn’t recognize it.
    Thanks… darlin’.
    [pulls hand back]