What’s the difference between Thanksgiving in US and Thanksgiving in Russia?

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In Russia — Turkey shoots You!

[/Yakov Smirnoff impression]

Daemon beat me to it!!!!!!!


Wow! A whole new level of whupass has been brought to bear.
Okay, mebbe it’s just a new level of jackass.

“Next week, I will be joining President Hollande and world leaders in Paris for the global climate conference. What a powerful rebuke to the terrorists it will be when the world stands as one and shows that we will not be deterred from building a better future for our children,” [Obama] said.

You know … Fop-speak.
Unfortunately, there’s no Zorro underneath his Don Diego.
Inset cultural ref: The Mark of Zorro, starring DougF

feces-fan impact

This is all over the internet, so I won’t post links or try to keep up with this evolving story.
That exercise is left to the reader.
Personally, I’m invoking the 24-hr Rule.

Point is, I have a baaad feeling about this,
and it’s Vlad’s move.
Cultural ref

stuff that’s really hard to do

Frikkin’ awesome !

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This was a sub-orbital flight (Space-X is trying to do this with an orbital-flight booster), but geezus this is cool!
Maaan, I wanna see the details of that control system* (mechanicals, sensors, processors, equations of motion, algorithms, poles/zeros plots, etc.).
* My master’s-degree specialty back in ’75/76 (ancient history, sure; but I might be able to recognize some of it, as a Neanderthal flint-chipper might recognize a scalpel)

Embrace Diveeeersity!

hug it hard

oopsie. Someone has stepped on their own ,,,erm, Narrative.

[at University of Ottowa] a [free] yoga class designed to include disabled students has been canceled after concerns the practice was taken from a culture that “experienced oppression, cultural genocide and diasporas due to colonialism and western supremacy,”

Here’s the email she got from the school’s Centre for Students with Disabilities:

”I have unfortunate news, … Apparently our centre has chosen not to do yoga for programming this year. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns in regards to this and I am welcome to explain. Thank you so much for volunteering to do yoga over the past couple years. It has truly been wonderful and I hope to stay in touch in the future.”

“unfortunate news”?
“I am welcome to explain” ???

So no one actually made this decision? It …just happened? Apparently?

When she asked why and offered to do the class for free, she got this:

”I think [You don’t know?] that our centre agreed [the building?]… that while yoga is a really great idea, [or not…] accessible and great for students, that there are cultural issues of implication [what?] involved in the practice,” … “I have heard from a couple students and volunteers that feel uncomfortable with how we are doing yoga while we claim to be inclusive at the same time.”

…“Yoga has been under a lot of controversy lately due to how it is being practiced and what practices from what cultures (which are often sacred spiritual practices) they are being taken from,” [so… from not an English major from?] … “Many of these cultures are cultures that have experienced oppression, cultural genocide and diasporas due to colonialism and western supremacy, and we need to be mindful of this and how we express ourselves and while practicing yoga … [so, no ‘Downward Facing Blown from a Gun’ pose? dang]

“It is not something that is easy to explain.[apparently] It is a sensitive topic for some people that use our Centre and I would just like to respect that for the moment.” [now *that’s* the very definition of respect: “for the moment”]

Wait. Back that brightly-colored, bespangled old truck up.

Diveeeersity demands we embrace other cultures, right? Demands it.

But if those other cultures have ever had anything DirtyBadWorng™ happen [see also: all of Human History], it’s “Cultural Insensitivity”?

Of course, punishable by death immediate discontinuation.

And this is decided by grammar-challenged white folks?

Whatcha got there is Cultural Munchausen by Proxy*.

Ok, you seeeensitive little CryBullys. You need a Saaaafe Place? I got one for ya — for less than you’re paying for the “skool” you go to.

It has padded walls, quiet times, and lovely “self-hugging” jackets.

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Safe Space

picture or it didn’t happen

Jewish law was never meant to be set in stone; it is supposed to adapt to reflect modern values

today’s audience participation

Almost 1000 people took “A Pledge of Non-Violence” Saturday at Destiny Christian Center in Greensboro.

This was to show their commitment to safety across the Gate City.

Gun owners also turned in unwanted firearms and ammunition at the event…

…the gun turn-in apparently resulted in a single BB pistol and a single sheathed hunting knife being “taken off the streets.”…

Write The KisPledge…….

Your semi-fortnightly slow Sunday evening post

Because US Navy

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(What? Yeah, I did, too.)
Original ref

Now here’s a *snick*pppppppp*bwahahahah*
Sorry. Here’s a *snork*cough* [takes drink, dabs shirt front] *hehee*
Okay, okay, okay … [takes deep breath, exhales]
Here’s a terse commentary about etiquette when you “bring your behind” to a Trump rally.
(What? No, dunno why I haven’t heard of these wimmin before. They’re precious.)

today’s Holiday KisPtip

This is a good time to look over and sharpen your kitchen cutlery.
The day after Thanksgiving is a good time to take care of the rest.

I … urm …uh … er …

Picture: a Father and a toddler-age son in front of the Flowers ’n’ Candles Memorial in Paris. on camera [Le Petit Journal]. video here

“Do you understand what happened? Do you understand why those people did that?” a French reporter asked …

Yes. An “adult” “reporter” asked that — of a toddler.

But wait…

“Yes, because they’re really mean,” the boy responded without hesitation. “Bad guys are not very nice.” … “And…we have to be really careful because we have to change houses,” …

His father then reassured him that they won’t have to move, because “France is our home.”

Tell that to the invading force refugeeees.

Confused, the boy looked back at his father: “But there’s bad guys daddy…”

…the boy was told “there’s bad guys everywhere.”

“They have guns,” [the boy] agreed. “They can shoot us daddy, because they’re really really mean.”

His dad then pointed to makeshift memorials around the city: “They might have guns, but we have flowers.”

I’ll give you a minute.

Dogs know *I* needed one. Saw this on the TVNooz and The Mister ran it back – over and over – jaw agape, til I begged him to stop. Almost missed this:

But flowers don’t do anything,” the boy argued.

The Toddler has a better apprehension of The World than his Dear Old Dad…

Of course they do,” the father replies. “Look, everyone is putting flowers. It’s to fight against the guns.”

“It’s to protect?”


What can ya do with that….