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Let’s Review 73: Tokyo vs Chicago Edition

Man in leotard being walked like a dog reminds Twitter that ”There are some weird dudes in Tokyo” If you were in Shinjuku on May 3, you could also see a man wearing a uniform, with a leash around his neck, scurrying about on all fours like a dog being taken for a walk.

Police Use Stun Gun On Man Attempting To Have Sex With Car  “€œWe were called to the 1200 block of East Broadway to a report of a naked male underneath a car,”€ said Lt. Scott Powell of the Newton (Kansas) Police Department. ”He was attempting to stick his penis into the tailpipe of the vehicle.”€

So what’s wrong with me? How come this racism hasn’t changed my life? How come the organization Black Lives Matter doesn’t matter to me? How come I want to make jokes, like a picture of a GrumpyCat who says ‘9 Lives Matter’? How come Donald Trump doesn’t make me panic with fright?

It is an evil growing out of our republican institutions, that here a man of large purse has usually a very little soul which he keeps in it. The corruption of taste is a portion and a pendant of the dollar-manufacture. As we grow rich our ideas grow rusty. — Edgar Allan Poe — The Philosophy of Furniture

Mueller turned out to be an extreme moral narcissist who, consciously or not, led the Democratic Party down a primrose path of impeachment that could never happen and would inflate (slowly, but still…) Trump’s poll numbers while assuring him a second term and giving plenty of cannon fodder to Republican congressional candidates once embarrassed by the president. Everything is ironic. Nothing, as Lawrence reminded us, is written.

Thoughts On Elites | Modern elites like to throw around the term meritocracy, but they know biology counts for a lot. It’s why you don’t often see a member of the elite marrying one of the servants. Arnold learned that lesson. The one on the left is from the maid, while those on the right are with a Kennedy.

The squeegee man on the corner isn’t just trying to make ends meet, he’s most likely a crackhead looking for a quick fix.

The Leftist will send you links to some rag like The Atlantic, blathering on about how it’s proven that wealth inequality is increasing, or that jobs aren’t there, or that up is down and left is right. The Earth is warming, the Earth is cooling. Guns are evil. Only the government should have guns. As the character Winston pointed out in 1984, you can rationalize just about anything. But this is only pseudo-dialectic. Rhetoric masking itself as logic. Orwell explained this phenomenon well enough:

Marx was a visionary. He convinced slaves that they were really employees; free agents, as it were. And furthermore he convinced these slaves that they could actually overthrow their masters and be free of their slavery. This, of course, installed Marxist leaders as the new masters. The slaves stayed slaves, as slaves usually do. Brilliantly Machiavellian, really.

Hundreds of heads of state have been educated in American universities — as of this writing, we may count those of Costa Rica, Ecuador, Thailand, Colombia, Estonia, Liberia, Kenya, Singapore, and the Marshall Islands, among others. The ideology which enjoys currency in those universities thus enjoys currency worldwide, as much as does the U.S. dollar. Billions of eyes have seen Hollywood movies; billions of ears have heard American popular music. If we take off our democratic blinders, we see that the “shining city on a hill” is the seat of an empire — the most powerful empire in the history of the world. Our hypothetical American thinks about this, and he knows that nothing lasts forever. But no empire has ever been this big. No empire has ever come to dominate so thoroughly by promoting the ideal of freedom from any sort of domination. When this one eventually comes down, the reckoning that follows may be unlike anything the world has ever seen.

I can guarantee you that not a single racing fan in the South has said to his buddy, “You know what would make NASCAR perfect? More blacks.” Sports used to be an escape and a celebration. Today, even NASCAR is a sermon and warning. How is that sustainable?

Not since the age of exploration has humanity trembled on the threshold of such breathtaking possibilities as those offered by 21st century technology. The dead hand of political correctness, self flagellating guilt and ideological paralysis peddled by celebrities are unlikely to have much appeal to an auto-didactic world.

The United States is powerful because it is strong, but only when it is ready, willing, and able to use that power to serve America’s interests. The world saw Barack Obama was weak, feckless and afraid. It sees that Donald Trump is none of those things, so it fears him.

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  • Transgender Aisha May 7, 2018, 6:08 PM

    That last picture. Wouldn’t the people face the other way to take a selfie with the sinking ship in the background? Asking for a friend.

  • John the River May 7, 2018, 9:28 PM

    In 1912 they didn’t know better…

    And none of the technology had been invented yet. Sorry, buzzkill.

  • I.C.Nielsen May 8, 2018, 6:07 AM

    (Snicker snicker.)

  • Former Lurker May 8, 2018, 8:14 AM

    Way back as late as 1912, Hellman’s Mayonnaise was still made in England. Well, it turns out that the people of Mexico really loved Hellman’s and used it for many, many things. In fact, when the Titanic sailed from England on its fateful voyage, there were 12,000 jars of Hellman’s on the ship. The ship was supposed to sail on to Puerto Vallarta in Mexico after it docked in New York and make the delivery. Unfortunately, of course, the Titanic sank, taking all of the Hellman’s with it to the bottom of the sea. This caused much distress, moaning and groaning and much gnashing of teeth in Mexico. Because of this disaster, the day has been forever memorialized as Sinco de Mayo.

  • Larry Geiger May 8, 2018, 8:56 AM

    Sinko de Mayo

  • ghostsniper May 8, 2018, 9:18 AM

    In 2005 one of the mayo cases was brought up from that fated ship.
    Upon opening, and the trepiditiously tasting of, that 93 yo mayo aioli was born!
    Anyway, Kraft mayo tastes better than Hellmans.

  • pbird May 8, 2018, 10:12 AM

    Its all in what you’re used to Ghost. Hellman’s/Best seem better to me.

    Also, the kid he had with the maid looks much more like him. Whatever that means.

  • Snakepit Kansas May 8, 2018, 10:45 AM

    About the only things on the planet I will not eat are mayo and animal organs. Yuck.

  • OldFert May 8, 2018, 1:35 PM

    Miracle Whip.

  • Eskyman May 8, 2018, 2:05 PM

    All the comments are about that last picture; OK, I’ll bite!

    That picture is inaccurate: usually all the idiots taking videos with their cellphones hold them vertically, so that their audience dies with frustration while watching the resultant wide-screen video with only the center used. In this pic, only one such idiot is shown, which is obviously a misrepresentation!

    Also, Transgender Aisha is correct; the people would indeed face the other way if they were taking selfies, so they must be taking videos instead. Again, far more people these days would be taking selfies, so the numbers shown are wrong; there’s also not a selfie-stick to be seen!

    And how can anyone not enjoy eating tasty animals with generous helpings of mayo? I like sandwiches with mayo, mustard, horseradish, wasabi, chili sauce… lots of things… and plenty of delicious animal meat! I don’t enquire how my sausages or bologna is made, but with enough condiments anything tastes good!

    [While travelling in the outback 35 years ago, without refrigeration, I had to make imitation mayonnaise with condensed milk & mustard. It ain’t much like Hellman’s or Kraft, but it’s better than nothing. Here’s a recipe: http://www.mumscookbook.net/dressings/condensed-milk-mayo ]

  • Vanderleun May 8, 2018, 6:01 PM

    Condensed Milk Mayo?? I’ll hold onto that recipe from Mums for when things are very , very scant at the supermarkets.

  • ghostsniper May 9, 2018, 10:25 AM

    When it comes right down to it, if I could only have 1 condiment it would be mustard. Just your plain ol’ yellow Great Value stuff. Fancy mustards is cool, cause they’re mustards. Guess I’m a savory king of hoon. Late fall with the temps in the low 40’s you might find me in the evening down at the fire pit with all my requirements for the evening. A pack of any kind of hotdogs, bun length preferred, plain ol’ white buns, and a bottle of mustard and the big ol’ 4′ hotdog forks. But those come later, after the completion of that 12pak of BudLight and the coals are glowing around 1000 degrees, casting that ambience like they do. Bring ketchup if you want but I don’t need it.

    Mount 2 dawgz on the fork then find that sweet spot on the retainer ring rocks and set a slow spin about 12″ above the ashes. In 3 minutes they are almost burnt to death and bubbled up, just right. With a little practice 2 buns can be held in the left and fork in the right and both buns get loaded at the same time. Then the mustard. One long squeeze each way. Keep in mind this is at night and the light is from the coals and the stars and I’m reclining in an adirondack. So my britches on the floor in the morning are ensconced in mustard from multiple misses in the dark.

    My wife on the other hand rarely eats hotdogs but when she does there is no mustard involved. Ample ketchup, sweet relish, shredded cheddar is her method. Everytime I see that mess I almost hurl.

  • Vanderleun May 9, 2018, 10:37 AM

    Oh my Lawdy Lawdy…. that is EXACTLY THE RIGHT WAY to cook and consume hot dogs. Never better. And the finest place to eat them as well.

    Someday I shall tell the tale of “Rack O’ Spam.”

  • John Venlet May 9, 2018, 10:49 AM

    Someday I shall tell the tale of “Rack O’ Spam.”

    And when you tell that tale, I shall relate the story in comments of Sunday night after church suppers of Spam and cheese, which, funnily enough, will also feature Miracle Whip and mustard, but not Ghostsniper’s preferred mustard.

  • Transgender Aisha May 9, 2018, 6:08 PM

    Selfie stick would be left behind to float on it’s own. But if I only had on condiment could it be correctly made creamy horseradish?