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Monday morning mask insanity

by | Oct 19, 2020 | Mondays | 5 comments

Mondays suck bad, no matter where or how you have to go through them. They suck far harder when you have to deal with colossal amounts of stupidity. And nothing has made people stupider, faster, than the Kung Flu.

It’s simply astonishing to watch how the world has shut itself down through fear. I have gotten into more than one argument with people on chat groups about the appropriate response to General Tso’s Chicken Pox. Not at all surprisingly, the people who objected most strongly to my “don’t be afraid, get on with life, this disease isn’t actually that dangerous” line of thinking, are women.

There is indeed a reason for this, and our good friend Adam Piggott, the Gentleman Adventurer, breaks it down for us. The reason why is because the hysteria over COVID is so heavily driven by females, and males who act like females.

So it’s high time that we had a bit of sense injected into the discussion – especially with respect to masks, where the Karens among us are constantly demanding that we put on masks and stay indoors FOREVER.

(By the way, the title of this week’s Great Mondaydact Browser Buster is derived from one of my absolute favourite classic CHILDREN OF BODOM tracks, which apparently was in turn inspired by American Psycho.)

We start today with a booster shot of common bloody sense from one Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, who is one of the very few voices offering rational opinions of any kind about masks:

This chap is one whose opinions I have followed with considerable interest since I first heard of him back in, oh, May or thereabouts. Judging by his last name, he’s actually from the part of the world that I am, originally, despite his very American accent. And, judging by how people in our shared point of likely origin are responding to the Chinese Mumps, he’s one of the only people with his head screwed on straight.

This nonsense over wearing masks is genuinely absurd. If the CDC and the WHO had not completely DESTROYED their own credibility at the beginning of this whole crisis by going about things in such a half-arsed fashion, and if the head of the WHO had left his lube and knee pads behind and actually DONE HIS DAMNED JOB instead of sucking up to (or off – take your pick) the Chinese leadership, maybe people would pay more attention to their original pronouncements about masks.

And those pronouncements were simply: MASKS DON’T HELP MOST PEOPLE.

That is absolutely true. I was in a hospital literally the morning that I finalised this post, simply to get a chest x-ray for a TB report. (I’m completely fine, disgustingly healthy, in fact.) Everyone there was in a mask. I have zero problems whatsoever with wearing a mask in a hospital. That, after all, is where sick people are, and where, by extension, germs from sick people abound. So wearing a mask there, in order to protect myself from someone else’s stinky germ-infested breath, is perfectly fine with me.

But wearing masks on the street? In the shopping mall? At the barber shop? In the freakin’ GYM?!?

F**K. OFF.

Those are precisely the places where healthy young people will generally gather – and if they are fiddling constantly with their masks, that is exactly how to spread a bug between people. If you scroll down a bit to PJW’s video, you’ll see evidence of Sleepy Creepy Corrupt Joe Biden touching his mask something like fifty times in the space of a single media appearance.

In fact, we now know that the Kung Flu spreads through faecal matter and bodily fluids, which is one of the reasons why it spread so fast through nursing homes and hospices. That is where the absolute worst of the damage is done by the Kung Flu. That is where we should concentrate our efforts in terms of keeping people safe.

But the rest of society? LET THEM GET BACK TO WORK. And let’s abandon this pretence that masks actually work along with that.

For more common-sense, data-driven, scientifically accurate advice about this whole crazy time, check out the following video from Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson:


His Most Illustrious, Noble, August, Benevolent, and Legendary Celestial Majesty, the God-Emperor of Mankind, Donaldus Triumphus Magnus Astra, the First of His Name, the Lion of Midnight, may the Lord bless him and preserve him, really knows how to hold a rally, and Sleepy Creepy Sad Uncle Joe really… doesn’t:

Seriously, what the Daemoncrats are doing to Joe Biden should be considered elder abuse by this point.


#BasedTucker is based:


Mark Dice doesn’t know whether to laugh or drink himself into a stupor over the Hunter Biden revelations:


Dave from Blue Collar Logic looks at the hoopla concerning the (probably inevitable) nomination of the Notorious ACB:

And Jason points out that the execrable Jane Fonda has finally admitted out loud what we already know – that they think of the Coof as the greatest gift they could possibly have received:


Bill Whittle and his buddies break down the faulty polling data and examine the notorious “enthusiasm gap” between His Chadness the almighty God-Emperor and Sleepy Creepy Uncle Joe:


The Male Brain is back with his usual collection of awesome stuff. We start with a video from J. P. Sears about what would happen if we took the utterly panicked and frankly INSANE response to the scamdemic and applied it to EVERYTHING:

Stephen Moore explains the fundamental difference that divides red- and blue-state America, and asks you to decide where you would rather live:

Wisecrack explains that “smart” people are actually astonishingly dumb quite a lot of the time:

The best summary of this phenomenon that I have ever seen comes in the form of a quote attributed to George Orwell: “There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them”.

The best deep exploration of that subject can be found in a trilogy of books by Thomas Sowell – Intellectuals and Society, The Vision of the Anointed, and Black Rednecks and White Liberals. I’m a big fan of Dr. Sowell’s work – highly recommended if you can get your hands on his books.

Moving on – if you were to steal an election… how would you do it? Eric Eggers from Prager U asks the questions that others won’t:

Larry Elder has to get a bulldozer to deal with the mountain of hypocritical bullshit created by Daemoncrats when it comes to race:

Joker of Better Bachelor explains that time spent alone is a GOOD thing for a man – sounds like he might be an introvert, very much like me:

Want yet another reason NOT to watch news or TV host shows? Ryan George gives it to you:

This next one is by a chick named Greta Aurora, and I’m pretty sure that a certain Dire Badger’s interest (and testosterone levels) will shoot straight through the roof with her:

As Dawn Pine pointed out, there are several big problems with her analysis:

  1. Medusa was raped, not seduced – I don’t agree with feminism even slightly, but I would be quite sympathetic, up to a point, if a woman turned into a dedicated man-hater after being raped by a male god;
  2. Hera was indeed in many ways a feminist goddess (or Nephilim, in my opinion), but she was also known as “the goddess of birth”, so she’s not exactly what you would call a model feminist;
  3. The serpent in the Bible is referred to using masculine pronouns, not feminine – a much more sensible candidate from Jewish mythology would be Lilith from the Babylonian Talmud, although obviously she is mostly extra-Biblical and therefore probably not real;
  4. Dawn Pine knew that the whole “Judaeo-Christ” reference at the beginning would set me off, and it certainly did – this nonsense really needs to die a swift and terrible death;

My response to that is, basically: “that’s all absolutely true, BUT:”

  • Redhead;
  • REALLY BIG BOUNCY BOOBS – I can’t stress that attribute enough;
  • Seriously sexy accent;

(Yeah, we men are pigs. Deal with it, ladies.)

Apparently she lives in London – Camden Town. I’ve been there. I DON’T recommend it. Camden Town is high up on my list of Crap Towns. And if she’s actually 27 or so, I’ll eat my hat – without mustard. She looks way older.

So, y’know, approach with caution.


Paul Ramsey smells the stench of corruption around Hunter Biden and the political corruption surrounding the black sheep of the Biden family:


PJW is finally back with some new content, exposing the modern world once again for the soul-sucking abyss that it really is:


Lord Razor of the Fist Clan isn’t convinced by the polling data either – that’s putting things rather mildly:


China Uncensored takes a closer look at the CCP’s efforts to crash-develop a Kung Flu vaccine:

So let’s get this straight…

The very same country that created the Chinese Mumps, failed to contain it, let it spread all over the world, and is known for producing lethal baby formula and recycled cooking oil and shoddy-quality products that break the moment you so much as look at them…

… now wants us all to let them produce a vaccine for a disease that THEY CREATED?

On top of that, this is the country that produced seriously faulty vaccines for years. And now we’re supposed to trust them with a jab against General Tso’s Chicken Pox?

The best comedy is the kind that you don’t have to make up.


America Uncovered is most amused by the WHO’s flip-flopping about quarantines:

The fact that His Chadness the God-Emperor has cut off funding to the WHO might have a little bit to do with their sudden change of heart.


Jared Taylor from American Renaissance looks at the murder of a young Boer farmer, as I pointed out last week:

It’s about bloody time, is all I can say. I’ve been writing about the slaughter and oppression of Boers for years – you can find an article that I wrote back almost exactly four years ago discussing how voluntary apartheid has returned to South Africa.

The reality that bleeding-heart kumbaya types refuse to recognise, until it literally beats them to a bloody pulp, is that different racial and ethnic groups are generally better off staying apart from each other. In fact, most will do so voluntarily anyway.


Terrence Popp reckons that the words “feminist dating coach” are three words combined that simply cannot make sense:

I reckon he’s quite right about that – though he puts things a tad more profanely than I would.


Ever wanted to have your own actual functioning lightsaber?

Yeah, you and like EVERYONE ELSE, EVER, who watched the original (read: GOOD) films.

Which is why the mad geniuses at the Hacksmith went and, y’know, MADE one:



Midnight’s Edge analyses the latest woke shit-fit about Gal Gadot playing Cleopatra, which apparently is a huge problem because she isn’t Black:

It’s a lot of fun to watch SJWs make complete asshats out of themselves and inadvertently show how racist and disgusting they really are as people.

The reason why this is even a thing in the first place is because SJWs are dumb enough to believe that the Egyptian Pharaohs in general were Black. This is beyond stupid and actually quite racist against Egyptians, who are of Arab stock. It is also incredibly historically ignorant, because Cleopatra was of course the last of the Ptolemaic dynasty, stretching back nearly 300 years before her death.

Who were the Ptolemys? Why, they were Macedonians – the very same crew who came over with a certain Alexander the Great (you may have come across the name before) and delivered army-destroying assbeat to pretty much THE ENTIRE KNOWN WORLD at the time.

Which means that Cleopatra’s ancestors were of European and Persian stock (because some of her ancestors were Seleucid Persians). So she was of White European, Semitic, and Persian heritage.

So, if SJWs were actually concerned with historical and racial accuracy, they should be absolutely thrilled about Gal Gadot’s involvement in this film. But they’re not, because SJW, therefore dumbass.

Seriously, the sooner this WE WUZ KANG ‘N’ SHIET!!! nonsense dies off, the happier we will all be.


Overlord Dicktor Van Doomcock reports that the M-She-U is looking pretty likely, but on the plus side, Brie Larson’s flat unlikable ass is getting the boot:

Unsurprisingly, everyone who works with Brie Larson REALLY DISLIKES HER.


Gary from Nerdrotic has some very, VERY bad news about the upcoming Amazon LOTR adaptation:

To Beelzebub with Amazog – I had no interest in their LOTR adaptation before, but now I’d actually pay money to see a bunch of lawyers from J. R. R. Tolkien’s estate parachute onto Jeff Bezos’s front lawn armed with flamethrowers to stop this unholy abomination from being produced. Amazog would deserve it just for hiring Jar-Jar Abrams and Bad Reboot to do their dirty work for them.


The Drinker has a sad about a show that I know nothing about and have never watched:

Hey wait a second – KARL URBAN is in that show?!?!? Why the hell haven’t I seen or heard anything about it? He’s one of the best actors out there right now!!!


Your “Science is F***ING WEIRD” moment of the week is from Dawn Pine:

It has been a big few weeks for asteroids skimming past Earth but there are still a few more heading in our direction.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is tracking three space rocks that will be coming close to our favourite planet (Earth) in the next couple of days.

Oh FFS… All right, who had Armageddon in the pool for mid-October?

And does anyone know how to get a hold of Bruce Willis, Jason Isaacs, Billy Bob Thornton, Ben Affleck, and/or AEROSMITH? We might need them sometime soon.


Your long read of the week is also from The Male Brain and concerns the manner in which the Hilldebeast orchestrated the entire Russian KAHLOOOOOOOZHUN!!!! hoax:

Did the Russians have a window into the Clinton campaign? It sure looks that way, between Secretary Clinton’s security practices (which even Comey has described as irresponsible) and her retention of Steele, with his stable of Russian oligarch clients and his dossier “primary subsource,” whom the FBI suspected (with copious reason) to be a Russian asset.

But the point here is not whether Russian spies, thanks to Clinton’s own carelessness, had effectively infiltrated her campaign. The point is: Clinton was undeniably doing what, it turns out, the Russians were contemporaneously detecting.

Want to play epistemological acrobatics? Okay, fine. We can spend hours pondering whether Russian spies generated an assessment about what Clinton was up to because they legitimately wanted to inform their Kremlin superiors, or whether they did it because they wanted our spies to see it and to wonder whether the Russians knew that we knew that the Russians knew . . .

I’d prefer to keep my eye on the ball, which has precious little to do with spy games and Russian disinformation. The Russians were able to deduce what Hillary Clinton was up to because it was patently obvious. It did not take a super sleuth to figure this one out. Just eyes to see and ears to hear.

That’s why you might have noticed a shift in Democratic tone when Ratcliffe released more documents.

The second set of disclosures showed that the CIA had taken the Russian information seriously enough that (a) then-director John Brennan quickly briefed President Obama and his administration’s national-security team about it and (b) the agency included the Russian intel about Clinton in a memo to the FBI, which laid out information gleaned by the “Crossfire Hurricane fusion cell” that Brennan had assembled to promote the Trump–Russia storyline.

After Ratcliffe published these documents, we were no longer hearing much about disinformation. Now the talking point became: Well, there was nothing criminal in what Clinton did; she was simply worried about a potentially corrupt conspiracy between Trump and Putin — and who wouldn’t be?

Right . . . worried based on absolutely zero evidence. There was not a shred of proof that Donald Trump and his campaign had any foreknowledge of, much less complicity in, the suspected Russian hack of DNC emails. That, you may remember, was the sinkhole on which the collusion farce was constructed.

I happen to know a fair few Russians by now. To a man (or woman), if they know anything about US politics at all (which very few of them do), they react with utter bemusement at the notion that Russia had anything whatsoever to do with the God-Emperor’s EPIC VICTORY back in 2016. They have bigger problems to worry about – like, say, feeding their families.

Russians honestly do want better relations with the USA – but they do NOT want to be lectured to by some shrill-voiced leather-faced crazy bitch who looks like she wants to eat your brains. That doesn’t mean that they had anything to do with the Hilldebeast’s epic own goal.


Linkage is good for you:

And some more from Dawn Pine:


Polish reader chiroro sent over an interesting link for your Great Man of the Week, a chap who went by the name of Tadeusz Jordan-Rozwadowski (/roz-va-‘dovs-kee/):

At the height of the Bolshevist Russian offensive in the Polish-Soviet War, on July 22, 1920, he returned to Poland and assumed the post of the Chief of General Staff and a member of the State Defence Council. Opinions among historians vary as to the extent he was responsible for developing the extremely successful plan for the battle of Warsaw that turned the tide of that war, also known as “Miracle at Vistula“.[2] Certainly he was considering a similar plan.[3][4] Some argue, however that his input was even more important than that of Marshal of PolandJózef Piłsudski, most often credited with turning the tide of the war.[5] For his part in the war, Rozwadowski was awarded the Virtuti Militari (Classes II and V) and the Cross of the Valorous (four times).

After the end of hostilities he became the inspector-general of Polish cavalry units and authored the 1924 reform of the cavalry tactics and organization. He was also one of the early proponents of Polish tanks and airpower. In March 1921, Jordan-Rozwadowski made use of his contacts in Bucharest to help start the Polish-Romanian Alliance, by negotiating a Convention on Defensive Alliance.

No two ways about it – dude was a BAMF.

Runner-up props go to Józef Unrug, a legendary Polish naval officer and a Prussian who became a true Pole:

Unrug spent the rest of World War II in various German POW camps, including Fort Srebrna Góra,[1] Oflag II-C in WoldenbergOflag XVIII-C in SpittalStalag X-B in SandbostelOflag IV-C (Colditz Castle) and finally Oflag VII-A Murnau. In the last camp he was the highest-ranking officer and commander of the Polish soldiers interned there. The Germans treated him with great respect as a former German officer by bringing former Imperial German Navy friends to visit him with the intention of making him switch sides. Unrug responded by refusing to speak German, saying that he had forgotten that language in September 1939. To the irritation of the Germans, Unrug would always insist on having a translator present or communicate in French, even though he spoke German like a native. Unrug’s spirit and unbowed attitude proved to be an inspiration to his fellow prisoners.[2]

After Poland was taken over by the Soviet Union in 1945, Unrug went to the United Kingdom, where he served in the Polish Army in the West and took part in its demobilisation. After the Allies withdrew support from the Polish government, Unrug remained in exile in the United Kingdom, and then moved to France. He died there on 28 February 1973 in a Polish Veterans Hospital in Lailly-en-Val near Beaugency, at the age of 88. On 5 March the same year he was buried in the chapel of the Branicki family palace in Montrėsor. In 1976 a stone tablet commemorating Admiral Unrug was unveiled in Oksywie.


The Neo-Tsar recently proposed a one-year extension to the New START nuclear arms reduction treaty with the USA:

He was met with a straight-up refusal, which I suspect had to sting a bit.

The reason for the US refusal is more complicated than it seems on the surface.

New START is supposed to be about limiting access to weapons of Biblical, Earth-shattering, nuclear destruction for both the USA and Russia. But the Russians have quite happily been developing their own hypersonic delivery systems that can and do work with nuclear payloads – and which no point-defence system currently in existence can stop.

So, if you look at things in a certain way, Russia has violated the terms of New START and used American reticence to engage in ballistic missile research to its great advantage.

All of that is true. Russia HAS taken advantage of American weakness – that is the accurate term for it – under Odumbass the Lightworker to engineer its own missile systems that match or surpass anything that the USA has right now.

But that’s not the full story. You have to look at it from Russia’s point of view as well.

Russia is not the overwhelmingly powerful military adversary that it used to be. Under President Putin, Russia has transformed its military into a lean, tough, battle-hardened war machine that is best at fighting land wars – but which does not yet have real air dominance. (Seriously. Just compare the air forces of the USA and Russia. The USA has such an overwhelming edge in aircraft and surface carriers that it’s actually ridiculous.)

The goal of the Russian military is not to conquer other countries. They don’t have the budget, resources, manpower, or simple desire for any of that imperialistic crap.

Their goal is instead to make attacking Russia so costly, and so terrifying, that nobody ever tries it. And the only people with the motivation, means, and opportunity to attack Russia, at least right now, are the Americans.

That is why Russia has exploited every possible opportunity to develop its hypersonic missile systems, in direct defiance of New START. And once you understand its motives, in the face of both American weakness and incredibly stupid American aggression under the Daemoncrats… it’s not that hard to see why they would do such a thing.


History lessons of the week, courtesy of Dr. Jay Smith and Al-Fadi:

The whole thing is worth watching. It’s a summary of the research done so far in 2020 that has completely DESTROYED the standard narratives about Islam.

This year, 2020, will not merely be the Year From Hell, thanks to the Scamdemic and all of the associated nonsense that came with it. This will also be remembered as the year that Islam’s theological, scriptural, historical, archaelogical, and textual foundations were simply wiped out and DESTROYED.

Lord be praised for that, brothers.


I’m not sure how I missed this trailer for HALO Infinite from back in July, but it is AMAZEBALLS:


Related – whoever this guy’s girlfriend is, her Girlfriend Review of HALO: Reach is excellent and he clearly has good taste in women:


Wazzocks gonna wazzock:


Kitchen Nightmares with the Angry Scot:


Comedy hour:

This video was sent to me by Polish reader chiroro, and it is all about the side-effects felt when taking the Russian Sputnik-V anti-Kung-Flu vaccine:

My only quibble is that the Russian spoken at the end is grammatically wrong, from what I can tell.


Pics, guns, girls, starting with some good stuff from Dawn Pine. Most of these should tickle the Grammar Nazi in all of us:

Whoever gave that monkey the haircut… good job.

“Now, Bubbles, don’t be sad… they’re over there with their dear deer and you’re going to be with your grate in a great hurry, as it’s over here with its own cover.”

This is actually more of a problem in English than most languages, by the way. I know from personal experience that this problem drives Russians absolutely BATTY when they try to learn English.

Anyone ever tried to speak with a Glaswegian? The defence rests.

No doubt some people are absolutely outraged by that. Can’t say I give a flying rodent’s posterior.

Some hard liquor to get you going this morning:

For some reason this reminds me of an old joke about Heaven and Hell based on nationalities:

Heaven is where the police are British, the cooks are French, the
mechanics German, the lovers Italian and it’s all organised by the

Hell is where the chefs are British, the mechanics French, the
lover’s Swiss, the police German and it’s all organised by the Italians.


Please explain to me again how the God-Emperor is losing.

I can ABSOLUTELY see that happening.

I know that’s satire, but I could seriously see him doing that too.

The Race Bannon memes just get funnier by the day.

Headlines of the week suggest that the government of PommieBastardLande has COMPLETELY LOST ITS DAMN MIND:

And they’re planning to stop people from bonking how, exactly?!? They couldn’t track less than five hundred PAEDOPHILES in PommieBastardLande a couple of years ago, and now they’re telling us that they can stop horny couples from making the beast with two backs?

Jesus wept.

Your “Holy Ass-Crackers, Batman!” moment of the week:

Your “Butt-Blasting Workout” moment of the week:

Your “Who Had Flying Bears in the Pool for Mid-October?” moment of the week:

God Almighty… Flying bears?!? Can 2020 POSSIBLY get any w-


Your “Gotta Drop This Shit Off” moment of the week:

Your “Labour Law” moment of the week:

This one’s for the GenXers:


Just when you think that 2020 is completely irredeemable – BACON-WRAPPED DEEP-FRIED OREOS!!!!!!!!:

Truly, brothers, THERE IS A GOD.

I didn’t know dogs liked cookies.

Some charty goodness for you before we get to the babes:

Tell us again how the Europeans are handling the Chinese Mumps better than the Americans?

That does explain quite a lot.

If you’re a property owner in ‘Frisco – bet you feel a bit of a berk now, eh?

This next one really tickles the stats geek in me:

These next two are hard to read, but they basically mean that Leftists are depressed crazy nutbags:

Babes with bazookas – and guns:


Your Dog of the Week is the Eurasier, or Eurasian Dog:

Eurasier Breed Guide - Learn about the Eurasier.


Your adorkable aminules moments of the week:

And your animals are DICKS moment of the week too:


Pray silence, please, brothers, as we observe a member of that most beastly of species, Gymbeasticus liftheavyshitus, doing his thing in the wild:

Pavlo Nakonechnyy – Павло Наконечный in both Russian and Ukrainian script – is destined for greatness, no doubt about it. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him break a 400Kg squat in the near future.


Buakaw Beatdown of the Week:

That was the fight that made the “Angry Buakaw” meme a thing. He basically went Super Saiyan after Kohiruimaki fouled him with that double-kick to the leg after catching a kick. This was a HUGE mistake and Buakaw got severely cheesed off from that rule-breaking.

The result was a complete demolition of one of the very best middleweight kickboxers in K-1 history. It was almost painful to watch at the end.


Jesus loves knockouts:

Remember the days when people could go fight in Japan without having to worry quite so much about those pesky steroid tests?

I’m not saying that’s a Good Thing, because it’s NOT. Steroid usage is cheating no matter how you look at it.

But damn things were more interesting back then.

This next one has gone absolutely viral, and it’s not hard to see why:


Speaking of MMA – everyone loves to hate on the trash-talk, but most UFC fans are lying when they say that they don’t like it. In reality, most people love the trash-talking champions and fighters. I’m not one of them. When I see a trash-talker running his mouth in MMA, that’s the guy that I want to see smashed in the fight.

That is why it is important to remind ourselves that MMA is, fundamentally, a martial artist’s sport – which is to say that it is all about respect and honour:


Synthwave to remind us of how great the 80s were:


Bruce “THE VOICE OF GOD” Dickinson has a message for all of the millions of IRON MAIDEN fans out there:

If Bruce and ‘Arry are working on something in the studio, that likely means a new studio album.

Let’s just let that sink in for a moment.


Short of the second coming of the Messiah, that’s probably about the best news imaginable.



Time to start ripping faces and snapping necks:

I’d never really listened to WINTERSUN until fairly recently, but… holy SHIT. These guys are AMAZING.


And finally to close things out, here’s your Instathot to get the week off to the right start. Her name is Kira Bilko, age 22 from Czechia. She claims to be some sort of student, studying… something at VŠB (Technical University of Ostrava), but she definitely has a promising career as a model and fitness chick.

That’s all as may be. What interests me is her stunning smile. She really is quite lovely.

All right, off to the salt mines with you lot, show’s over.

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    The mask thing pisses me off so much. You would think that after that CDC came out with that study about how 70% of people who wore masks ALL THE TIME still got it that the mask mandates would be gone. But it’s not about the masks anymore. My go-to quote is “this mask is as effective at stopping the Coof as the TSA is at stopping terrorists. We have both for the same reason – not because they work, but to make politicians feel good about themselves because they helped. THAT’S their real job.”

    I swear that China is behind all of the lockdown hysteria. However the bug got out, I think they figured that once it was in the wild, they recognized a chance to get ahead since they could just imprison or kill everyone who had it, while the rest of the world would just have to let it burn out. So they activated all of their plants on the take in tech and the media (and you just KNOW they have plenty) to start hysterically advocating for lockdowns in order to cripple their competition. D!ck move, but smart.

    • Didact

      My go-to quote is “this mask is as effective at stopping the Coof as the TSA is at stopping terrorists. We have both for the same reason – not because they work, but to make politicians feel good about themselves because they helped. THAT’S their real job.”

      That is a highly accurate assessment of both masks and the TSA. I still haven’t forgotten the breakdown that the former head of security for David Ben Gurion Airport in Israel, Rafi Sela, did over at Cracked (back when that was a good site) in 2013 about how “[t]he TSA couldn’t protect you from a 6-year-old with a water balloon”.

      So they activated all of their plants on the take in tech and the media (and you just KNOW they have plenty) to start hysterically advocating for lockdowns in order to cripple their competition. D!ck move, but smart.

      Distinct possibility, but the Chinese facing a serious backlash globally because of their sheer stupidity in letting the Coof out. And I don’t think the CCP quite recognises the scale of their cock-up yet. But if rumours coming out of leadership circles there are to be believed, there is a massive factional power struggle ramping up and Xinnie-the-Flu’s position has been seriously weakened because of the Chinese Mumps.

      We’ll see how it all plays out. What is very clear right now is that the Chinese dictatorship doesn’t quite know how to respond to the multiple body blows of the pandemic, massive natural disasters within the country, ethnic unrest in Mongolia and Manchuria and Xinjiang, and serious economic and diplomatic pressures applied by the God-Emperor Donaldus Magnus Triumphus.

      I think the CCP’s plan is to throw their (considerable) media influence and weight behind Sleepy Creepy Uncle Joe and hope and pray that he gets elected. That explains a lot of their behaviour of late. But I think they’re going to be every bit as disappointed as everyone else.

      • MrUNIVAC

        “Distinct possibility, but the Chinese facing a serious backlash globally because of their sheer stupidity in letting the Coof out.”

        Not to mention malice. When Xinnie the Pooh banned internal travel to and from Wuhan, but NOT international travel, that was an act of war as far as I’m concerned.

  2. Post Alley Crackpot

    “Camden Town is high up on my list of Crap Towns.”

    That’s hilarious, I’d rank Camden Town highly compared to Hounslow.

    After all, Hounslow now competes with Leeds for national top-ten Crap Town placement.

    But my favourite Crap Town in all of the London sprawl has to be Ilford.

    You could accidentally wind up in Hounslow if you take a wrong turn or leave the Tube early on the way to Heathrow, but you absolutely cannot wind up accidentally in Ilford.

    It’s like E5 without many of the redeeming shopping features.

    If you’re seeking out emergent dystopias, however, E11 and Leytonstone High Road, that’s where to go.

    But Londoners never really age well, have you noticed that?

    I didn’t start out in London, BTW, and it shows. The West Country doesn’t age you as fast as inhaling all of that nasty black gunge that comes out of the Piccadilly, Central, and Victoria lines, let alone dealing with the generally dirty environment in which you cannot see a single star at nighttime and the street lighting that seeps through every window not adequately covered with blackout curtains.

    It makes a huge difference: most Londoners usually guess about thirty years younger when they guess my age.

    • Didact

      After all, Hounslow now competes with Leeds for national top-ten Crap Town placement.

      Hey, I have friends who live in Hounslow, and…

      I agree with you.

      Yeah, it’s definitely not where I’d want to live in London if I could avoid it. Then again, I wouldn’t want to live in or around London, FULL STOP, if I could avoid it. The city is no longer British and hasn’t been for years. It’s changed completely from what it was when I went there for college.

      But my favourite Crap Town in all of the London sprawl has to be Ilford.

      Yeah, I see where you’re coming from. Personally I’d put Hackney above Ilford, and Shadwell (or, really, all of Tower Hamlets) right at the top of the list, but that’s me.

      But Londoners never really age well, have you noticed that?

      Damned straight. Something about living in London ages people fast. It’s just NOT a fun place to be. It USED to be, once upon a time, but I can put my hand on my heart and say that living in a crappy junk-filled flat in deep-south Moscow was far more fun and enjoyable than living in even the nice parts of Central London.


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