Heh

This meme over at Chief Nose Wetter’s place made me laugh. It particularly made me laugh because it reminded me of an Africa story. I belong to an e-mail list that, among other topics, sometimes discusses hunting in Africa.  I recall, some years ago, a member of the list talking about an upcoming hunting safari in Africa, his first.  He was an experienced mountaineer, and told us he planned to take his portaledge tent with him.  He normally hung it from a piton in a cliff face, to sleep in comfort;  so, in Africa, he planned to hang it from a tree branch for

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The lighter side of Thanksgiving

To help us digest all that Thanksgiving food and drink, here are a few giggleworthy mementos of the feast, sent in by readers, to whom my grateful thanks. First, for those who like the whole Turducken thing, with a side of H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos: And for those who like to deep-fry their turkey (I’ve sampled it, but I’ve never liked it as much as a slow-baked, oven-cooked bird): And finally, from a couple of years ago, what happens when the Irish try American Thanksgiving food? But wait – there’s more! What about the Irish sampling weird Thanksgiving food?  (And some of it sure

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Heh

I found this over at Wirecutter’s place, and had to laugh: I found it particularly amusing because, despite being born and raised in Africa, I’m of Caucasian ancestry.  When I came to the USA, more than two decades ago, I used to enjoy introducing myself as “the only real African-American in these parts”.  My black friends would often respond with something along the lines of, “No way, man – you’s a honky!”  Much mutual amusement resulted. The thought of a “honky” King Kong-type gorilla is just too funny . . . Peter

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Beating the far-left extremists like a rented mule

Frankly, I’m astonished that the far left hasn’t yet caught on to how well they’ve been played by the Internet underground.  Take, for example, Antifa.  This is one of their propaganda pieces (clickit to biggit): If you’re wondering how those symbols came to be associated with the far right, here’s a clue. Members of the notorious internet forum 4chan have proposed a new troll campaign aimed at converting the hashtag into a white supremacist symbol. In a post, on the /pol/ or “politically incorrect” message board, an anonymous user calls on his fellow forum frequenters to begin creating propaganda that incorporates the

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