the baggy trousered misanthropist

missives issued from the lair


I like to think that if I apply myself, I can find, or at least hazard a guess at the intended rationale behind most examples of ass-hattery one stumbles across while browsing the information superhighway.

Today I concede defeat.

Mad

Sea foam (lead video) is a natural phenomenon that occurs when impurities in ocean water are mixed by powerful currents. Residents of Mooloolaba, Queensland, saw over three metres of the stuff dumped on their little town on Monday, and while most gladly took the the opportunity to attend what must have been the world’s biggest foam party, one individual seemed determined to continue life as normal.

It’s more by luck than judgement that the two police officers standing nearby had the opportunity to do the same.

Bad

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A Bushmaster assault rifle. Image via abcnews.

In case you were unclear, there are no depths the US gun lobby are not prepared to cheerily stoop to in order to maintain their right to protect themselves from terrorist home invasions using weapons that havethe ability to take almost unlimited amounts of ammunition and a pistol grip”. 

Neil Heslin, whose son Jesse Lewis was killed in the Sandy Hook school massacre, had the temerity to ask why Bushmaster assault rifles (reportedly used by Adam Lanza) are still available for sale in the state of Conneticut, while speaking at a Gun Violence Prevention Working Group in Hartford yesterday. He was heckled by members of the pro-gun lobby, who shouted “the second amendment” at him, presumably in the hope he would cry and give up.

He didn’t.

Dangerous To Know

Hulk Hogan has been showing his appreciation for his daughter Brooke’s physical attributes once again, this time tweeting a picture of her legs. He was immediately bombarded with messages from ‘sickos’ stating that propriety radar was slightly askew, but not everyone agreed. This comment, from a gawker.com post, indicates that enjoyment of this privilege is not limited to tanorexic ex-wrestlers.

If you have a sexy daughter there is nothing wrong with appreciating her body. I am tired of all this puritanical shame around body parts and nudity. My daughter has a lovely ass that she inherited from her lovely mother and there is nothing wrong with enjoying it. Let’s not pretend that a shapely rump is not appealing just because it is on your little girl.

For the record, in most states there is a law against “enjoying” your daughter’s ass. Good god.

Oh. And One For The Road

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Image via twitter.

Last year, chief schools inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw claimed that literacy levels in the United Kingdom had stalled.

No shit.

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One thought on “The ‘I’m Sorry, What?’ Files

  1. janet tugwell says:

    Only travel if your journey is necessary

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