Not a bad likeness

Stemming from the gilets jaunes protests in France, someone drew this portrait of President Trump.  I received it via e-mail, so I don’t know who the artist is.  French, perhaps?  Click the image for a larger view. Yellow?  Well, sacred blue and all that sort of thing! Peter

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I may resemble that remark

From Pearls Before Swine a couple of days ago (click the image to be taken to a larger version at the comic’s Web site): I would say that’s a painful reminder of my years . . . except that it isn’t so painful if you can’t remember them all – but I want to!  Dammit, I’ve earned my curmudgeonhood! Peter

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Quote of the day

From an article at the Kakistocracy blog: So a functioning brain is one that forms accurate models about what it will actually see next. Such as a bushman on the Serengetiwhose brain predicts he will soon see the inside of a lion’s intestinal tract upon realizing one is in full sprint for his neck. This model is one likely to incentivize enthusiastic flight, and thus result in a bushman who lives to model another day. In contrast, inaccurate models about lion behavior tend to have a suppressive effect on bushman longevity. Having been in the company of Bushmen for extended periods, and having

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What a hoot! – feminism edition

Apparently something called “Woman Fest” was recently held in England.  Jan Moir was there to review it for the Daily Mail – and it’s a laugh riot all the way. ‘Just go down there, walk through the giant vagina and you are there,’ she says. Is she kidding? She is not kidding. At the bottom of the hill there is, indeed, a V-shaped pink tent adorned with red fringing, complete with padded silk anatomical detail and open at both ends. . . . … we will be getting high on the power of song and dance, or indulging ourselves in myriad alternative

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Crabs – scratching the PETA itch?

My thanks to several readers who sent me the Twitter string below. It seems PETA set up a billboard to try to stop determined crab lovers from eating them.  A benefactor edited the billboard, ever so slightly, in response.  That, in turn, inspired another benefactor to try to top it. Grateful thanks to those who made up the “respondent billboards”.  That was very unshellfish of them.  Since there are two of them, perhaps that could be described as a pincer movement? Peter

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