Size Matters

I was wondering if there was a one stop shop of relative sizes of animal paws….

there is not (that I found in my exhaustive search).

But I did find these:

I Never Knew What Absolute U N I T S Clydesdales Are Until I Saw This Picture
Tagging And Blood Tests For Bison. Just To Give You An Idea Of How Big They Are, This Male Weighs Around 3000lbs
An Adult Ocean Sunfish Compared To Them At Birth
Meet Patrick, The World’s Oldest And Largest Wombat
Giant African Land Snail
My Dad And My Dog (Dad Is 6'2")
Maine Coon vs. Siamese Size Comparison
Minazo The Southern Elephant Seal Was Known For His Blue Bucket, He Lived In Japan's Enoshima Aquarium Until His Death In 2005
A Full Size Snapping Turtle Compared To What Most People Think Is A Full Size Snapping Turtle
Salt Water Crocodile
Ever Wonder How Big An Eagle Talon Is?
Believe It Or Not, This Is One Of The Least Dangerous Spiders We Have In Australia
This Is How Huge A Moose Is
Bear Paw Is Pretty Metal
This Is A Hammerhead Bat And Is By Far The Creepiest Animal I've Seen
A Siberian Tiger With A Man For Scale
Leatherback Turtles Can Get Pretty Huge Apparently
The Size Of A Tiger Paw Compared To A Man's Hand
The Critically Endangered Giant Chinese Salamander (Largest Salamander And Amphibian In The World). It Apparently Sometimes Smells Like Pepper And Makes Noises That Sound Like Small Children. Scientist For Size
Polar Bear Paw Compared To Human Hands
The Skull Of A Blue Whale
blue whale
The Claw Of A Male Southern Cassowary Compared To A Human Hand
southern cassowary
Goliath Tiger Fish, Congo River
congo river tiger fish
The Absolutely Startling Size Of Vespa Mandarinia Aka Asian Giant Hornet
asian hornet
Gorilla Hands Compared To A Human Hand
Fruit Bats Are Way Bigger Than I Thought.
fruit bat
I Found A Grasshopper In Costa Rica And Used My 16cm Hand For Scale
oso and her pet
Fully Inflated Horse Lungs
horse lung
Unit Of A Hippo At NY Aquarium vs. Size Of This Kid
Human Hand vs. Leg Of Myra, One Of The Resident Emus At Freedom Farm Animal Rescue
emu
Giant Oceanic Manta Ray
Claw Sizes Of 25 Different Predators
I See Your Hand Sized Moth And Raise You A Giant Beetle Larvae
giant beetle
This Ridiculous, Nearly Five Pound Lobster Claw Compared To A Human Hand
Primates Size Comparison | Explore flvcrisan's photos on ...
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Pup – this is from a reddit site called “Best Envy is Breast Envy – NSFW but some funny stuff in here.

that croc pic is freaky –

Later!

209 Comments

  1. MEGAFAUNA !!!!!

  2. I’ve rubbed several DNA letters out on your mom’s golem

  3. I like how the caveman next to the mammoth is wearing contemporary battle gear

  4. “Hunting For Ebola” = Worst job ever

  5. Thanks Jam.

    I can’t go to Reddit to check out your link, Boy1 got our IP banned for some reason and I don’t care enough to VPN.

  6. I just looked for you Pups. Endless scrolling of pictures of 2, 3 or 4 women standing together wearing either bikinis or slut attire with contrasting boob sizes. To me anyway, the funniest ones were women with what would be considered normal BBF sized breasts standing in the shadow cast by a set of gargantuan boobs.

  7. Wut jimbeam said – some of those monsters are omg.

  8. wakey wakey

    Otto has some paws on him.

  9. banned from reddit? impressive

  10. This post is horrifying. Well done.

  11. Anyone remember this? Or ever knew it?

  12. Nope

  13. Jam! I loved this poat!

    Except for the big spider. That’s a hard no.

  14. Is Dave around? I’m praying for your wife and you!

    Lord, life can be difficult.

  15. You know what bugs me the most?

    People still believe vaccinated people don’t transmit COVID and the unvaccinated do. Nope.

    You’re vaccination status literally means nothing.

  16. But I do hope that Scott and Laura’s general good health will get them the mild cold version of covid. I think I’ve had it too. So has my husband.

    Thank goodness they gave up smoking.

  17. hahahahahaha Ben Shapiro referring to the dems going from Biden to Hillary for 2024 is like going from Hospice to assisted living.

  18. My ex wife was a David Sylvian fan. Probably heard it from her massage therapy school friends/associates.

  19. I think jam is compensating for something, with all these big animals

    Or hes a furry, or a bear.

    Tomato, tomahto

  20. I’ve wondered this too

    https://nypost.com/2022/01/13/these-invincibles-want-to-know-why-theyve-never-had-covid/

    The dancer is obviously pretty fit, who knows about the others. I’ve wondered why I haven’t had Covid yet myself. After donating blood multiple times during this plandemic my Covid test always comes back negative. I’m guessing they do more than a rapid assay prior to actually releasing a unit of blood into the wild.

    Had I not had this confirmed this way I may have considered the handful of colds or sniffles I’ve had as “having Covid”. I hardly consider myself invincible as the article labels these individuals. If anything I’m a suitable host for Covid.

    Another observation I had was the timing of the article. I think it’s becoming more safe to cast doubts on the whole “WE’REALLGONNADIE!!!” narrative.

  21. I got David Sylvian from an old boyfriend. College days.

  22. I probably wouldn’t have really notice that i “had covid” if I hadn’t gotten sick the same time people near me got sick/tested positive.

  23. I wonder also. Been going out the entire time, been in the stores, and Iowa is a breeding ground for couf, because our governor forbids mandates, and made the children go back to school in person. We don’t wear masks at sporting events (65k+ at football, 14k+ at basketball, and our teams are doing well, so it’s PACKED). Iowa was the first to have high school sports back, too.

    I should be dead.

  24. Now I’m hungry for a bear claw

    http://www.bear-hunting.com/2020/12/bear-fat-bear-claw-pastry

    That’s some real meta shit there; bear fat bear claw pastry!

  25. She’s had a lot of close calls. Two weeks before Christmas, when the highly contagious Omicron variant took out entire holiday parties in New York City, she went to a jazz jam in the East Village, performed at a gathering with a few hundred circulating guests, and attended a drag show in an unventilated basement, all unmasked.

    She should just stay home, and go to church with a mask. Like MJ, who leads a pristine lifestyle, and makes great choices.

  26. mmm, bear claws are great. I’m an elephant ear fan too.

  27. I think I’d use lard in that. Bear fat might give it a gamey tang.

  28. One thing that rubs me – she thinks they’re super-beings and they had the vaccination. I mean, if it weren’t 2022, we’d think the person who wrote this was an idiot.

    How about you consider the super-beings those who got it, and it was no big deal? No vax, just me and my immune system.

    That article really demonstrates how patholoical its become for some.

  29. True story: I’ve never had a bear claw or elephant ear pastry.

    Mind you, it’s not from lack of interest in this particular fare. It’s more due to a lack of decent pastry shops around.

  30. oh man, dad used to pick up great elephant ears. He knew just where to get the good ones. And 2 places were grocery stores.

  31. Our hospital got the memo!

    Mary Greeley Medical Center
    35m ·
    To better ensure the safety of our patients, staff and visitors, everyone must wear a well-fitted hospital-grade, multi-layer procedural mask while inside Mary Greeley facilities. Fabric masks, gaiters, vented masks and bandanas are not allowed. We will provide appropriate masks at entrance points. You may wear your own nonvented KN95 or N95 mask. You can read the full visitor policy here:

  32. She should just stay home, and go to church with a mask. Like MJ, who leads a pristine lifestyle, and makes great choices.
    —————
    Awwww. You look great today, Jay. Full of life and ready to conquer whatever comes at you. Is that a new shirt? It’s lovely.

  33. Y’know, if those “leaked docs” are legit and I read ’em right, Omicron actually makes a lot of sense. Perversely, so does the reaction to it, when you understand the motives.

  34. why are they building an ugly concrete wall around the White House?

  35. Here is the picture of the masks for the hospital post

    Umm, those aren’t surgical masks, are they?

  36. Yeah, my former hospital is all in on N95 masks and goggles for every employee. The N95 shortage must have been solved sometime since early on when Dr. Fauci told Americans we didn’t need masks and now.

  37. omicron originating in South Africa, as yet another man-made virus. That makes sense, too.

    “Hey bob, this virus you made from covid? It’s milder, and doesn’t kill anyone. What if we just take this over to the mall?”

  38. Bernie Sanders wants to send N95 masks to every household, so there must be a big pile of them somewhere.

  39. Most surgical masks have ties rather than elastic loops for more comfort during prolonged wear. The mask part is about the same. Not an N95 or PAPR though.

  40. mmm, sandwich:

    The Jethro
    As seen on the “Food Network”
    It is porktastic. It is ginormous. We start with
    our famous tenderloin and add Carolina style
    pulled pork, house smoked pit ham and a
    double order of thick cut slab bacon. 19.95

    I highly recommend a good pork tenderloin, in Iowa or Indiana. Great stuff.

  41. We accept that the vaccine reduces the harm of covid.

    What is the proof to support that claim? I hear it endlessly repeated but never challenged.

    My guess is that in a few weeks we’ll end that claim. It’s simply a function of time.

  42. They’ve walked back every other purported benefit.

    I think we might only be a few months out from the media blaming Trump and his lackey Fauci for the public health crises of myocardia and infertility caused by these “fake vaccines”. They’ll try impeach Trump a third time, or charge him with treason to bar him from running.

  43. So, do you think that vaccinated people that get covid, and it’s less severe, is just because of the nature of the virus? Interesting thought that I hadn’t considered.

  44. Status report – James Webb Telescope is 3/4ths of the way to its proper spot in the solar system, and the mirror has cooled to -178 degrees Celsius. It will eventually get to -220.

  45. wow, that’s almost as cold as Mesablue in Montana!

  46. Jay, Omnicorn settles in the throat/upper respiratory. Delta like to bind in the lower lung which made it tougher to fight.

    Onmicorn is a cold.

  47. It’s…a bit more. If I read it right, the claim in those docs was that the project was to create basically an aerosol vaccine. (I don’t know if I buy the claim, but we’re going to run with it to build the theoreticals.) The scenario was that what got loose was supposed to be “watered down” to create the actual vaccine, much the way actual for-real vaccines are weakened versions of actual viruses (virii?). In this context, Omicron would basically be…the intended product, the actual fucking vaccine.

    Which, if true, of course TPTB want to act like it’s the New Plague, as a naturally spreading vaccine kills the “need” for their precious jab…

    Like I said, don’t know if I buy it, don’t have the knowledge to know if it actually makes sense, but it feels like it tracks.

  48. On My Corn? That’s a new rendering.

    Also kinky. Well done, Mare.

  49. I have a few theories.

    Let’s start with the assumption that a population is 60-40 vax to unvaxxed and that hospitals are admitting people for covid at 20-80 rates.

    Eventually, the balance will tilt more to 50-50 and then more to 80-20 as the efficacy of the vaccine wanes.

    I think the press and politicians are using a measurement that can’t possibly hold.

    I also think you’re on to something. Perhaps the vaccinated are getting omicrom at higher rates, which makes the outcome of the infection less severe. Again, the will change over time as everyone gets it.

  50. How much 3M stock did they buy before announcing that?

  51. “We accept that the vaccine reduces the harm of covid.”

    That has been driving me so crazy. It’s literally an assertion that can’t be proven or falsified, without a time machine.

  52. the data is all useless. The vax/unvax rate. With waning immunity, Comparing the recently vax’d with those 6+ months out …

    I read a story yesterday where those who were vax’d and got (bad enough) covid had a 1.6% chance of death. Which, strangely, was pretty close to the stat before the vax.

    Also – even vax’d with risk factors had about the same chance of a bad outcome.

    So, this entire thing is a waste.

  53. “I got COvid but it would have been SO MUCH WORSE if I hadn’t been jabbed.”

    Yea …. right …

  54. The numbers in hospitals vax vs unvaxed is what I look at. Iowa has been fair in reporting, and it shows unvaxed are more. I question the numbers, but like I said, Iowa has been fair. That leads me to believe the vax does help with symptoms. I don’t know how they are figuring it, but it makes sense to me, and it’s reasonable.

  55. All I know is, I ain’t been jabbed, I got comorbidities, I ain’t got it, and I’m still this side of the ground. That’s enough for me right now.

  56. My barber just recovered from covid. He and his wife came down with it the same day. His was a mild case and he’s back on his feet at work. His wife has been in bed for 12 days and is still feeling bad.

    He’s vaxed, she isn’t.

    What does this prove? Nothing actually, but if you’re a druid democrat, it’s science.

  57. J’ames outside of data regarding hospitalizations demographics/comorbidities, it’s useless. Are unvaxed elderly people in the hospital more than vax/d? That would make total sense and to be expected. Also % of numbers are useless outside of context. 20% of 10 is a lot different than 20% of 100 – obviously.

    Also – %s mean nothing if someone tests positive for the omicron cold when they broke their wrist.

    A doctor last night somewhere claimed she hadn’t intubated a single omicron person so far.

  58. Pre-cvid hysteria:

    If you go to the ER with a bad cold or flu, they give you a prescription then send you home.

    Now:

    They admit you and send the Feds a big bill, then add you to the bogus stats.

  59. Julie Kelly on Warroom is really good. She’s done great work with Jan 6.

  60. amazing how politicizing and monetizing something will increase it’s severity, isn’t it?

  61. Comment by Jay in Ames on January 13, 2022 9:49 am
    here’s what Bernie wants

    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/progressive-dems-want-see-every-single-american-n95-mask

    ———

    This effing pisses me off.

    Everyone has been exposed. Literally everyone. Why do this bullshit push for masks, vaccines or anything else.

    I wish these people would DIAF.

  62. I’m hearing Blago was on Gutfeld last night.

    I might have to look for this.

  63. was pretty good, leon. He commented that he hadn’t had applause like that in 13 years, and it’s an empty crowd right now (only crew). He bashed the left pretty good, hung him out to dry.

  64. The Kansas/ISU bball game had mask policies, most were wearing one. NY city must have banned “non-critical” meetings, or Faux news is being pussies.

  65. Ronnie Spector RIP

    I thought she was so damn hot and loved her singing. Generally I hated the Motown music craze, but the Ronettes were different.

  66. RIP to Ronnie and Sgt Mahoney.

  67. I changed the song in my post to my actual favorite Ronettes single.

    The riffs and pauses at 1:15 then again at 2:13 still give me chills every time.

  68. And Phil Spector was a monster.

  69. I didn’t mention but Possum’s school cancelled today.

    Not for weather, for lack of bus drivers.

    Busses, even local ones, still have to be fully masked the whole time because of Mayor Buttplug. And the starting wage for the drivers is like $18/hr. McD’s here starts at $15/hr now.

  70. “What does this prove? Nothing actually, but if you’re a druid democrat, it’s science.”

    You’re right, it doesn’t prove anything. Would that more people understood that. I told a friend of mine an anecdote about two people who got COVID at the same time, one took HQC and recovered within a day, the other didn’t and got long COVID. The friend (correctly) pointed out that the anecdote doesn’t prove anything because each human is so different. But that observation apparently doesn’t work in reverse, when it comes to vax versus nonvax.

  71. to be a driver, you have to pass all sorts of backgroundchecks, etc. Which is fine. But it means you can’t just stick a body in there. Everyone had COLDvid here in Lapeer last week, so we were short bus drivers too. Took a test, couldn’t drive.

  72. Sobek, it only proves what they want it to prove.

    So have you listened to my new music crush yet? Or is metalcore not your thing?

  73. yah, Karen worried about Aiden and Jaden now requires bulletproof checks on bus drivers. Although, some sickos did get through. Maybe parents should just listen when Aiden and Jaden get the creeps from the driver.

  74. to be a driver, you have to pass all sorts of backgroundchecks, etc.

    Wondering if teachers have to pass the same criteria.

  75. actually yes. That’s why we don’t have people like you or me doing guest spots in a school. Leon and roamy could teach a little bit too.

  76. We were at the school for an event on Tuesday evening and I got to see a lot of kid names on the walls.

    Possum is at least the only one to have hers, but it’s weird to realize that my name and others are now generational markers like “Henry” and “Harold” were when I was a kid.

  77. I qualify to sub, but I’d have to get a cert to actually teach, and teacher cert training is basically a Wokeness filter anymore.

    Oh, and white males are ruthlessly discriminated against.

  78. never judge, people

  79. 9.7% inflation in the Producer Price Index in Dec 2021.

    More price-gouging by Big Meat.

  80. What education I can teach to children is of far greater value than anything the dykes and fudgepackers have to offer them.

    But hey, let the government decide that boys can be girls, girls can be boys, and if you’re white you’re bad.

  81. Watched a YT vid on “why there are no carpenters” the other day that seemed pretty legit. Left me simultaneously lamenting not taking it up 30 years ago and glad I hadn’t.

  82. LOL Jay, I’ve shared that yellow snow video 9 times already.

  83. My carpenters’ hourly rate is $35 an hour and up.

    But, by all means, go get a liberal arts degree, then a masters, and pay off the $150k loan you signed on for, and make the same salary or less.

    Then pay me to do stuff you could have learned to do yourself.

  84. I like doing stuff myself, but man it’s fun to watch someone that knows what they are doing go to work. Started my flooring project, then my brother the contractor showed me some stuff.

  85. This one:

    Basically: you’re on the hook for way more than the other trades, it wrecks your knees, and the pay is lower than other skilled trades, at least for now.

  86. I’m at the point now where anyone willing to show up gets 0 pushback and I smile while I write the check. I want to be sure they’ll answer the phone if I call again.

  87. Basically: you’re on the hook for way more than the other trades, it wrecks your knees, and the pay is lower than other skilled trades, at least for now.

    Yep. Or you show initiative and become the layout man or foreman. They don’t wreck their knees, elbows, and hips.

    And if you’re really clever you use that knowledge, build a nest egg instead of blowing it in bars, then start your own business and hire young bucks to do the hard part.

  88. And if you’re really clever you use that knowledge, build a nest egg instead of blowing it in bars, then start your own business and hire young bucks to do the hard part.

    Coulda been me. Oh well.

  89. It’s never too late. I started my company when I was 35.

  90. 8/10 for concept, 5/10 for execution:

  91. I’m thinking about it. I’m not sure if it’s the trade I ought to take up, assuming I do at all. I don’t have professional time left to do a 2 year apprenticeship, and toughing it out in IT for a few more years makes the farm mine outright, so that’s the direction I’ve been leaning.

    I think I need to see if I can P/T with a butcher while I finish paying off the mortgage.

  92. go with the butcher

  93. Butcher sounds right for your situation. Process your own and if the regulations aren’t too onerous process for others at your abattoir or travel to their farm.

    Plus, how many people can say they have their own abattoir?

  94. heh, leon’s meat truck

  95. There will be so much blood for composting!

    I’ll have to be careful about that, lots of salt.

  96. I wonder why he didn’t get the same professional courtesy that the rest of the kiddie diddlers did?

    https://nypost.com/2022/01/13/queen-elizabeth-strips-prince-andrew-of-royal-and-military-titles/

  97. LOL

    Cooking Lessons
    by Sylvia Plath

    and

    Swimming Lessons
    by Virginia Wolf

    Should be required reading for all liberals.

  98. Tracks in the Sand
    by Peter Dragon

    The Yellow River
    by I.P. Standin

  99. I just finished reading The Bell Jar, so the timing on finding that video was pretty good.

  100. LOL

    Jesus Christ this is the equivalent of a job interview.

    The hubris is unbelievable.

  101. Holy crap, Hotspur. Every single appellate decision I’ve ever read starts with a statement of the standard of review. All of them. You don’t need to “thoroughly research” anything. You just have to pay attention when you read case law.

  102. On the other hand, a district judge really doesn’t need to know the standard of review. More material questions would be about trial court rules, motions in limine, evidentiary rules, stuff like that.

    But still. Every single appellate decision starts with a statement of the standard of review.

  103. Your cousin sounds like a great gal, Hotspur. I’ll put that one in the win column.

  104. Comment by Hotspur on January 13, 2022 11:52 am
    What education I can teach to children is of far greater value than anything the dykes and fudgepackers have to offer them.

    But hey, let the government decide that boys can be girls, girls can be boys, and if you’re white you’re bad.

    ——–

    LOL 100% true.

  105. Your mom certainly always starts with a statement of the standard of review.

  106. “Remote Learning” tomorrow.

    Not enough drivers.

  107. “Your mom certainly always starts with a statement of the standard of review.”

    Which makes her more qualified to be a federal judge than that dimwit.

  108. “Covid Dick”

    https://tinyurl.com/yc4f77s3

    https://tinyurl.com/29m893t5

  109. DOWN GOES THE MANDATE!

    DOWN GOES THE MANDATE!

  110. “Covid Dick”

    Um, prolly just got fat.

  111. Any Canadian-sourced goods are still going to be an issue.

    Go long on barley.

  112. I see the Penn Ave Politburo’s streak at SCOTUS remains unblemished.

  113. it’s probably just cold

  114. now hoping for the same thing for health care, so laura can work again.

  115. And Jimbro.

    Though it sounds like a clinic/hospital that doesn’t take fed funds might be an option.

  116. ugh, upholds healthworker mandate 5-4

  117. fucking Roberts and Kavanaugh side with the libs

  118. that was masterful, jimbro

  119. Oh, healthworker? I was thinking it was opening the way for health insurance mandates. Glad I read that wrong.

  120. So the center for medicaid and medicare services has the authority to administer a mandate for health care workers, but OSHA does not.

    Just because the govt gives money (kind of) for senior health care doesn’t mean they run hospitals. assholes.

  121. CMS can blow me, they aren’t the boss of me.

  122. That was good.

  123. We knew Roberts was useless. I guess Kav’s confirmed, too.

    Serious housecleaning needed of all three branches.

  124. Serious housecleaning needed of all three branches.

    Yeah, well we’re not voting our way out of this. I guess we need to start drafting up Constitution 2.0 for America 2.0. One thing is we need to get rid of “lifetime appointments” for anything. That turned out to be a YUUUUGE mistake.

  125. All of them. You don’t need to “thoroughly research” anything. You just have to pay attention when you read case law.

    As I said, the hubris.

    “Senator, I don’t know what any of that is but once I get on the job I promise I’ll research the shit out of it.”

    Put me in, Coach.

  126. That snail up yonder almost looks cuddly. Almost. Brr

  127. Let’s put Hotspur on the court. I want to hear the word cunt introduced into the record.

  128. So. The new system I rely on to get my work done is half-assed. I’m suddenly on the hook as the authority on a subject where for twelve years my sole responsibility was verifying things added up and passing them on to a person who, it turns out, is little more than glorified data entry. And another item in the legal arena affecting us that was supposed to be finished months ago is suddenly demanding more info, “deadlines” be damned.

    Swear to fucking God, if I didn’t need the paycheck and wasn’t already fucked so many other ways I would walk out of this place today and never return.

  129. Yeah Connie 2.0 that’s what we should do. I only been saying this since 2010. Of course I’m a “crazy right winger” who “sees Marxists everywhere”.

  130. Cooking Lessons
    by Sylvia Plath

    and

    Swimming Lessons
    by Virginia Wolf

    Learned something new today. Never heard of Sylvia Plath before.

  131. Also, someone please give Roberts and Kavanaugh a swift kick in the pants for me.

  132. Wolf

    Learned something new today. Never heard of Sylvia Plath before.

    STEM majors, amiright?

    lol

  133. Hoo boy.

    Apparently there’s a girl that works for me who goes by they/them pronouns.

    She apparently loved that I mentioned my 4 year old has never gotten a haircut. I mentioned it as a fun fact when I was introduced to the team a few weeks ago after I took over.

    Boy is she going to be surprised. LOL

  134. STEM majors, amiright?
    —————
    You’re right. The fucking bell jar, people. Jeez.

    You know there are recordings of SP reading her poems? Sounds exactly like you’d expect.

  135. Maybe you should tell her about his “gentleman’s sausage” and that he knows that means he’s a boy.

  136. this just appeared on my facedouche :

    I Dont Know How but They Found Me
    Sponsored ·
    This is a reminder that The Thought Reform Tour is quickly approaching. Please be vaccinated, masked, and as thrilled as we are upon attending these events. Thanks!

    *****

    I have zero idea who this band is, and obviously I never will.

  137. I think I’ll just ask her to be successful elsewhere.

  138. Sounds like a band sean would like. no offense.

  139. I’ve read the Divine Comedy, Aeschylus, and Herodotus.

    I’ll take no guff about not reading Plath.

  140. Sylvia Plath’s novel is called The Bell Jar, and it’s basically an autobiographical look at mental illness. The book is really extraordinary in how directly is confronts depression and (probably) schizophrenia from a first person point of view. It’s traffic that she never got the help she needed in life, but realistically speaking, during her lifetime, there probably was no one on earth who could have helped her. Pharmacology didn’t have the tools, psychiatry didn’t have the tools, social systems didn’t have the tools.

  141. She’s really cute, too. In a dorky way.

    But I love how people hear and interpret things exactly as they wish.

    I was actually doing the dumb thing, ‘a fun and interesting fact about my family that is cute and vanilla and I’ll never talk to you again so who gives af.’

    But she interpreted it as gender bending. lol he’s 4.

  142. I’ve read very, very little Herodotus. I maxed out my stats on Divine Comedy and Aeschylus.

    I won’t give you it anyone else guff about books they haven’t read. I encourage anyone to read as broadly as possible, but recognize that no one can read everything worth reading. I laugh when people assume that because I’m conservative, I must be an idiot. Yeah, I study complicated foreign languages in my spare time because I’m a dummy.

  143. Sylvia Plath’s novel is called The Bell Jar, and it’s basically an autobiographical look at mental illness. The book is really extraordinary in how directly is confronts depression and (probably) schizophrenia from a first person point of view. It’s traffic that she never got the help she needed in life, but realistically speaking, during her lifetime, there probably was no one on earth who could have helped her. Pharmacology didn’t have the tools, psychiatry didn’t have the tools, social systems didn’t have the tools.
    ——————
    Well said.

    Did you know that there’s a video of a baby monkey riding backward on a pig?

  144. Traffic ==> tragic. My other auto cucumber errors should be obvious.

  145. “Did you know that there’s a video of a baby monkey riding backward on a pig?”

    HAW HAW HAW LOOKIT THE MONKEY, CLETUS!

  146. Just to clarify, I think I’m a reasonably smart guy, but that doesn’t mean I won’t GLAR at some really dumb crap.

  147. I wouldn’t give anyone guff for reading it either, it just doesn’t interest me. Confessions did, though I’d not have picked it up without the class I was in telling me to.

  148. Hence your reading our drivel here at the H2

  149. Just to clarify, I think I’m a reasonably smart guy, but that doesn’t mean I won’t GLAR at some really dumb crap.
    ————-
    I’m the idiot on this blog. Find your own job!

  150. I have my own bell jar, and I do terrible, terrible things to materials in it. I did write a poem about work, but it didn’t include the bell jar. I used the word “beldame”, and that tripped most people up.

  151. Oh, I thought he said Ball Jar. I had some pickles in one.

  152. Ben goes through phases with new foods and beverages and one of them was sparkling cider (the non-alcoholic version, he’s 18). One night he was lamenting the fact that the pop top wasn’t resealable and the cider lost its fizz by the next night when he had it. Pretty sure he was just sticking it in the fridge uncovered. Anyway, I showed him this silicone wine stopper with a pump to evacuate the air that’s been gathering dust forever. Now, being a step-dad who never shies away from a potential joke situation, I got him one of these to use in the future

    https://tinyurl.com/mukpy6e9

  153. I’m just a dumb Ole conservative security guard. Got a 8th grade education and a GED. I’m too stupid to worry about.

    Good lord I do enjoy the look on their faces when I destroy them with my “communication” skills.

    Lol at the “help her find success elsewhere”. Good news is if she’s dumb enough for the they/them bullshit she will inevitably make her separation easy.

    How’s the lad Car? He going swcc?

  154. My new band crush has a song about mental disorders. I’m sure its as riveting as Plath’s novel.

    i’m joshing, but I outgrew reading depressing books in college. I mean, you meet people IRL with issues and shit … I don’t need to immerse myself in it even more. Hard pass.

  155. He can’t try swcc for 18 months. Thems the rules. Right now we’re just waiting to see what sort of jobs they offer him for now.

    He should have switched to swcc two months ago, but you know. It is what it is.

  156. Follow-up on 18-49 mortality increase.
    https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/northeast-fares-best-amid-2021-prime-age-mortality-spike_4208797.html

  157. “I mean, you meet people IRL with issues and shit … I don’t need to immerse myself in it even more. Hard pass.”

    I totally get that, but in the historical context of when the book was published, there were a lot of readers out there who could think, if nothing else, hey I’m not the only one who feels like this. Maybe if I get in touch with some others I won’t feel like suicide is the only way out.

    That doesn’t mean you or anyone else should read this or any other gloomy literature, just that it might be helpful to the right reader.

    I saw your link on Sunday and thought Talking Heads was the band, not the name of the song. Imagine my surprise when I hit the play button. I think that song is okay, but it’s not really hitting me like Stranded by Gojira did the first time through. Maybe if I listen some more I’ll be able to decide why it isn’t connecting.

  158. i’m joshing, but I outgrew reading depressing books in college. I mean, you meet people IRL with issues and shit … I don’t need to immerse myself in it even more. Hard pass.
    ——-
    A fellow med student I dated briefly gave me some good advice about depressing songs when she said “Never take advice from a person who’s life is more tortured than your own”. It has stuck with me for over 25 years. Thanks Becky!

  159. I had never heard that David Sylvian song. The tune got stuck in my head. Catchy, sounds good.

  160. HS, I also liked that Ronettes song you linked, which I had never heard.

    I like a lot of Motown music.

  161. Dad is still lost in the fog. I don’t know if he’ll ever find his way out. 😦

  162. I got another Ronnie Spector song you probably haven’t heard, but I’m saving it for HHD next week.

    Laughing at Kamala’s bad press today. So what’s the bet on when these covid tests will go out?
    A. Next week
    2. Next month
    Pi. July/August
    Pho. Never

  163. I expect the test factory will be bogged down in all sorts of environmental impact studies until the media forgets about it, yet somehow all the money will have nonetheless been spent.

  164. I would bet my house that actual gender dysphoria happens once in 50 million -100 million.

  165. Why do people want the tests? I still don’t get it. Either you have cold-like symptoms or you’re asymptomatic, either way, WGAF?

  166. Gender dysphoria is a social contagion, just like body dysmorphia was before it. Being a transboy is the new anorexia.

  167. Why do people want the tests?

    It’s a nod to the Covid Forever faction permanently damaged by this shit. They can’t win elections without them, and can’t afford to declare total victory and lose them.

  168. Sobek – it’s metalcore – so if that’s not your thing, that would make it less enjoyable. They are sorta in the vein of the Architects.

    This song is another one that I really like. Sorta different. The dude can sing. This is LIVE.

  169. And I get that there was a time when such a book was more relevant. I just never was that terribly interested in reading it. I also sorta think people read depressing shit, and if it’s presented in a … almost romantic manner, it can become appealing.

  170. I have been listening to “Sleepwalkers” by David Sylvian and I have concluded that you have to be in the mood for his music. I wasn’t.

    I initially tried to find something I recognized but that didn’t happen. I did learn he was in the band called Japan which I’ve heard of but never listened to.

  171. I don’t know a whole lot of his music, but I did love a bit of it way back when . Every now and then I see his name and remember how much I loved his voice.

    Yep. Japan was his band. This was one of their big songs:

  172. I need opinions from the amateur musicologists. My wife thinks this is a thing. I’m unsure.

  173. think roxy music. Duran Duran. All that stuff.

  174. That video from Japan loaded me into a time machine with a destination of the 80’s

  175. He’s playing the main line and then just ad libbing some notes. I could find better base lines. He’s also just playing the base like a lead guitar. I mean, he’s good, but the song is not. its basic. More basic than a mocha latte.

  176. Yea, Japan is SET IN time with concrete.

  177. Sobek, I miss when GLAR was a thing. I H8 multiple pics in this post. Ronnie was amazing. I prefer Philly Sound to Motown. Hope the Ws are feeling better.

  178. https://www.heritage.org/electionscorecard/index.html

    Click on your own state for education and amusement, perhaps even a few tears

  179. I have come to the conclusion that vodka kills Covid.

  180. I think Charles Berthoud is awesome.

  181. Car in, I don’t think any of those guys are Japanese.

    Wouldn’t it be so strange for a bunch of white guys to go on tour to Japan and tell the crowd “Thank you for coming out tonight, we are Japan!”?

    It bothers me in music videos when the band starts playing a song and then the singer strolls in late, grabs the microphone and starts singing just in time. Like, why didn’t the band wait to make sure he was going to show up at all?

  182. Probably not Japanese.

  183. mment by scott on January 13, 2022 7:59 pm
    I have come to the conclusion that vodka kills Covid.

    ——–

    This is the greatest comment from Scott…ever.

  184. Scott, booze and Listerine. Same same.

  185. I read the local paper for the first time in a year. They listed the police blotter. Two reports stood out: in one, a female reported an assault that happened in 1988! In the other, a woman reported her son’s doctor for telling the kid he was overweight. Insanity.

  186. I didn’t get covid again after I upped my booze intake.

    The experts agree, the science is settled.

  187. The Koof was almost nothing for me. If everyone around me didn’t have it I wouldn’t have known.

    I had all the symptoms, but so mild they were barely noticeable.

  188. I either had the alpha or beta variant and it was hell at the time. 3 days of misery and then two weeks of popping and cracking when I breathed. I wasn’t on any extra vitamins at the time or anything, but I was in better health at the start of that than I am now. That’s what killed my gym-going these last two years.

  189. How’s Laura doing?

  190. She’s pretty sick, but I expect her to bounce back tomorrow.

    One or two days of HCQ does it for most people. Tomorrow is day 2.

  191. Today one of my employees told me she was tired of doing all the right things to protect the people who won’t get vaccinated.

    And that her husband has covid even though he was double vaxxed and boosted.

    🤔

  192. Today one of my employees told me she was tired of doing all the right things to protect the people who won’t get vaccinated.

    And here I thought they didn’t hire dumb people there.

  193. Natural immunity bitches!

    Pretty happy about it.

  194. If it’s any consolation, I’m tired of her bitch ass doing those things too.

    Stop all this madness, I’m ready to roll the dice.

  195. Lib friend and her husband, double vaxed and boosted, both have covid, though it took 3 tests for her to test positive. (eye roll)

    She will blame the unvaxed in 3, 2, 1…

  196. Team Karen lacks the self-awareness to even entertain the thought they’re more ass-backwards than a camelhumper on meth.

    Networked at the support group. Got some folks I can talk to in order to start unwinding the unholy shitfuck that is my status quo. It’s a start.

  197. Gotta start somewhere, BroTim.

  198. Yup. At least I figured out that if I got no clue, I should at least ask to see who does. Also planning a trip to county seat to see who can assist a poor sap in my position. Feds are useless, but the locals are the folks who can get shit done. We’ll see what can be put together.

    Also, fuck this weekend’s weather.

  199. Huge dump of Sumo Oranges here, at $4.49/lb. They are really good, but not $4/orange good…

  200. Dennis exploited Randall’s panic.


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