• John the Drunkard posted a new activity comment 1 week, 6 days ago

    But then…do Native American artifacts belong to the European Americans who live on the same territory now? The Egyptian people of today aren’t a sealed-off Shangri-la-ish population. People do move around a lot in 3,000 years.
    Its nitpicking, since they’re a damn’ sight closer than the Germans.

  • John the Drunkard posted a new activity comment 2 weeks ago

    Geographical displacement isn’t exactly great archaeology. But how much can the piece be sent ‘back to Egypt?’
    Which Egypt? Mubarak’s–Nasser’s–Farouk’s– the British protectorate–the Ottoman province–the Arab fiefdom–Alexander the Great’s conquest?
    And even those are starting more than 1,000 years after Nefertiti.
    Yeah, the Germans were…[Read more]

    • Trying to tie it to a specific Egyptian politician is spurious. The claim is not that it should belong to a specific Egyptian government regime (though the state would likely be responsible for handling it, in practice). The claim is that it belongs to the wider Egyptian people, to their cultural and geographical heritage. Pharaohs’ tombs are…[Read more]

      • But then…do Native American artifacts belong to the European Americans who live on the same territory now? The Egyptian people of today aren’t a sealed-off Shangri-la-ish population. People do move around a lot in 3,000 years.
        Its nitpicking, since they’re a damn’ sight closer than the Germans.

  • John the Drunkard posted a new activity comment 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    Its another mirror to Lisak’s findings; ‘Date’ or Acquaintance rapists are NOT different from burglar/stranger rapists. They are violent repeat offenders with multiple crimes in their histories. Whether or not they’re on the swim team.

    Supposedly, the victim’s history is not material to investigation or prosecution. But the accused’s OUGHT to…[Read more]

  • John the Drunkard posted a new activity comment 5 months ago

    Gad! That pull quote from Marion Young. Its the bodily equivalent of ‘up-talk.’ A constant self-diminishing that seems to invade every act.

    Can sport overcome this, when so much of ‘athleticism’ is corrupted into fat-shaming and commercial exploitation?

    I’m reminded of how, in so many films, women actors can’t look like effective fighters.…[Read more]

  • John the Drunkard posted a new activity comment 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Well, tenors make more money than basses. A supply/demand demonstration if there ever was one.

    Few things sound stranger than someone pushing the pitch of their voice out of whack to achieve some ‘special’ presentation. Elizabeth Holmes’ fake voice has been called out recently. The ‘uptalk’ and girly-ism of a tranche of younger women is…[Read more]

  • John the Drunkard posted a new activity comment 6 months ago

    What sort of ‘food’ and what sort of ‘process?’
    Industrial packaged food seems to include an array of substances that nobody would pick to start with; ‘Crystalized Cottonseed oil’ anyone? That’s what ‘Crisco’s’ name is derived from.
    Garbanzos, sesame seeds, garlic, olive oil are a long way from corn syrup, hydrogenated seed oils, cornstarch,…[Read more]

  • John the Drunkard posted a new activity comment 7 months ago

    Oops. ‘Chum,’ as in ‘chumbox,’ isn’t small bait fish. Chum is usually half-rotten fish-guts and waste that’s dumped in the water in the hope of attracting schools to feed. So the term is even more contemptuous than the article implies.

    I guess there’s a kind of symmetry about it, since it’s the ‘gut doctor’ being promoted…

  • John the Drunkard posted a new activity comment 7 months, 1 week ago

    Shows to go you. I’d gotten used to this being the Watson channel.

  • John the Drunkard posted a new activity comment 8 months ago

    Well, since the explosion of obesity and diabetes isn’t a side-effect of some underlying epidemic of ‘bad choices,’ or gluttony, or laziness; we’re stuck with a chicken/egg problem. Metabolic disorder/insulin resistance CAUSES fat gain while it progresses into the range that earns the ‘diabetic’ label. So yes, people DO eat their way into…[Read more]

  • John the Drunkard posted a new activity comment 8 months, 2 weeks ago

    Ummm. If usage is infinitely self-justified; wouldn’t we be required to conform, rather than be obscurantist pedants? The kind who think that ‘tax’ and ‘ask’ don’t rhyme, or that nuclear isn’t pronounced nukular?

    If the first people to actually speak the word, the ones who learned it from its inventor, have one pronunciation, shouldn’t that…[Read more]

  • John the Drunkard posted a new activity comment 9 months, 4 weeks ago

    The existence of non-het folks is an immediate refutation of the whole basis of evo-psych. Not to mention the prevalence of non-reproductive sex among heterosexuals.

    Take your six-shooter out and put six holes in the side of the barn. Then paint a target around each hole. Every hole becomes a perfect, retroactive, hit. Take any social…[Read more]

    • One evo psych guy told me all women are bi. Men are never bi as well.

      At that point, you’re not hypothesizing. You’re masturbating.

  • John the Drunkard posted a new activity comment 11 months ago

    Well dang! What WERE results one through six?
    Rocky McRockface is still better than 2014 MU69.

  • John the Drunkard posted a new activity comment 11 months, 3 weeks ago

    Thanks for the reminder. The song is as sex-positive as it dared to be in the late 40s. Supposedly, Frank Loesser and his spouse preformed it as a ‘go home’ message at parties for years before anyone would record it.

    A quick wiki-check hints that there was no Xmas association to the song until the 1990s. I performed it in college back in 1977…[Read more]

    • The

      Candy is Dandy but liquor is quicker is a line from a 1931 poem by Ogden Nash.

      In the 1960’s, he added the line ‘pot is not’.

  • John the Drunkard posted a new activity comment 1 year, 3 months ago

    Seems worth considering that our current Neanderthal DNA percentage (3% for people from Europe or Asia) might measure the proportion of Neanderthals to ‘modern’ humans during the period they (we) lived in parallel.

  • John the Drunkard posted a new activity comment 1 year, 5 months ago

    They’re even weirder than this post suggests. Their own material is just ridiculous.
    They gush about ‘orgasm’ but actually move the goalposts, so actual, real-life orgasms are set aside for some ill-defined ‘orgasmic’ whatever.

    The fingering is to be done on a timer, 15 minutes only thank you.
    The LEFT index finger is the only one…[Read more]

  • John the Drunkard posted a new activity comment 1 year, 8 months ago

    Of course, before 1900 or so, NOT getting medical care wasn’t such a terrible thing.

    When Tuskegee started, the only treatment for syphilis was Salvarsan, or other arsenic compounds. They were so toxic that only about 15% of patients were able to complete the treatment, which often had ghastly side-effects. The real crime starts when sulfa…[Read more]

    • Another common treatment was mercury, which actually dates back to the 11th century. (So, yeah, no one blame us for syphilis. Actually, Galen describes a disease very similar to syphilis, so, yeah, LONG history before Columbus.) Again, highly toxic, not something I would recommend.

      Actually, medicine was very much tied to alchemy back then, so…[Read more]

      • You neglected to mention how the mercury was administered for syphilis. You fill a thin glass tube, and slid it up the urethra. Then you tap it with a hammer to shatter the glass. And this would only give temporary relief, so would have to be given periodically.

        In any case, the Tuskegee experiment (crime) took place after modern treatments…[Read more]

    • That cutoff time depends on the disease. I would argue that medical science remains in an extremely primitive state in some areas even today

      . Look at treatment of back pain, or any chronic pain for that matter – overuse of opioids is a big problem and we need to fast track development of the many promising alternatives on the horizon.

    • Sulfonamides have never been effective against Treponema pallidum.

      Penicillin is not a ‘sulfa.’ After more than 70 years of use, penicillin remains effective against syphilis at all stages.

  • John the Drunkard posted a new activity comment 1 year, 9 months ago

    Even without the toxic bro-dom, how can we speak of an ‘atheist community’ if it would have to include red-diaper Stalinists and Randroids under the same tent?

    Not believing in any deities doesn’t even preclude devotion to other superstitions, e.g. all the idiotic evo-psych MRA/PUA horseshit.

  • John the Drunkard posted a new activity comment 1 year, 9 months ago

    Did routine male circumcision ever catch on in Iceland? The US situation had nothing to do with Judaism or Islam, rather with frantic anti-masturbation crusades by John Harvey Kellog etc.

    Jewish circumcision is outside medical control, and is demanded in the first few days or weeks of a boy’s life. I believe there are active Jewish anti-circ…[Read more]

  • John the Drunkard posted a new activity comment 1 year, 10 months ago

    But…if we make the world better, jeebus won’t come!

    Its tribulation, one damn’ kotex at a time.

  • John the Drunkard posted a new activity comment 1 year, 10 months ago

    That ‘object’ sample is the worm in the apple of ‘consent’ language. Safety from coercion is barely a minimum on the way to autonomy, active self-interest, and the framing and owning of personal desire and intention.

    The Right, if it even thinks about consent, will frame it as transactional, or severely compromised by coercion and peer-pressure.

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