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Likely that most Egyptian rulers and Roman emperors with a surviving statue were of the same brain type as Musk.
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Silent Majority wrote:
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Likely that most Egyptian rulers and Roman emperors with a surviving statue were of the same brain type as Musk.
Some for sure, but a few actually accomplished something before and during their reigns and had talent and competence!
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Flex wrote:
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Not sure if Alex Jones qualifies as media, but this thread seems as good a place as any for this I guess. This guy is basically my idea of a real-life Eric Cartman as an adult. What a nutjob. Not sure if it has been posted before as I’m still catching up around here, but I got a kick out of this:

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Cleese, like Lydon, forgets that he signed away rights then complains about things.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-ente ... 52249.html
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
28 Dec 2022, 7:45am
Cleese, like Lydon, forgets that he signed away rights then complains about things.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-ente ... 52249.html
RIP John Cleese, you would have loved living past the release date of A Fish Called Wanda.
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Silent Majority wrote:
28 Dec 2022, 1:36pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
28 Dec 2022, 7:45am
Cleese, like Lydon, forgets that he signed away rights then complains about things.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-ente ... 52249.html
RIP John Cleese, you would have loved living past the release date of A Fish Called Wanda.
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God, this would be such a great outcome of the Dems overperformance in November:
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Flex wrote:
24 Jan 2023, 7:26pm
God, this would be such a great outcome of the Dems overperformance in November:
Hmm, did he see the probability of this happening?
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Saw this on another site and felt it worth sharing here: Imagine getting so indoctrinated by far right social media and pundits that you pull off their wet dream violent act against the Pelosi's only to be called Paul Pelosi's gay lover by those same people.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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matedog wrote:
28 Jan 2023, 10:17am
Saw this on another site and felt it worth sharing here: Imagine getting so indoctrinated by far right social media and pundits that you pull off their wet dream violent act against the Pelosi's only to be called Paul Pelosi's gay lover by those same people.
I've mentioned before the dual existence these people have. Their identity is society's greatest, most persecuted victims. O, the curse of being born a straight white male! And so they harbour fantasies of violent revenge. Gadsden flags and 2nd Amendment, watering the tree of liberty with the blood of tyrants, all that stuff. But when one of their group does carry out the revenge, the victim fantasy is too strong and so the rest call it a false flag or mental illness or something like that—anything but own it. They're fucking babies—occasionally violent ones—but ultimately babies.
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William Safire, "On the Hustle," New York Times, 4 August 1975:
WASHINGTON—“If a man were permitted to make all the ballads,” wrote Scottish rebel Andrew Fletcher in 1704. “he need not care who should make the laws of a nation.” This sentiment was echoed by Artemus Ward in 1863: “Let me write the songs of a nashun and I don't care a cuss who goes to the legislater.”

On that theory, the most profound political development on the American scene in recent months has been the success of a new song and dance called “The Hustle.”

The word “hustle” is rooted in the Dutch word for “shake”; in underworld lingo, a hustler was one who shook up, or jostled, a victim while an aide picked his pocket. In the United States, the word gained a connotation of nervous go‐getting, and recent usage has centered on hardworking prostitutes.

Despite the sleazy lineage of the name, the dance form, of the Hustle offers hope to aficionados of grace, sex and discipline. To the solid beat of the bass guitar—the sound is called “disco,” after discotheque—dance partners take two long steps on the beat, followed by three quick steps of half‐beat each.

Some will dismiss the Hustle as a fad, just another craze, but political observers attuned to public moods and the changes foreshadowed in the youth culture are convinced that this new dance is as revolutionary as the Twist, and as politically portentous.

1. The Hustle must be learned. Throughout the Vietnam‐Watergate span of the past fifteen years, dancefloor gyrations required no instruction. The dancer would lurch into action doing whatever jerk, bump, wiggle, slide and grind came to mind or hips, and the only measurement of success was the degree of enjoyment that such frantic self‐expression achieved.

The advantages of such a choreographic free‐for‐all were (a) no investment in lessons was required, and (b) no embarrassment would accrue to the beginner. The disadvantage was that there was no satisfaction in becoming a “good” dancer.

The Hustle changes all this. Suddenly, attention must be paid, steps must be learned, as the free lunch is swept off the dance floor and dancers can once again be rated as smoothies or stumblers, born leaders or hopeless cornstompers. A standard is set; one must study, practice and work to achieve success in doing the Hustle. The political ramifications of such a conservative trend are mind‐boggling (which is why some Young Republicans call an advanced form of the dance “The Boggle.”)

2. The Hustle requires mental communication with a designated dance partner. In Vietnam‐Watergate era dancing, the opposite was the case: Following a grimly inward‐turning philosophy of doing one's own thing, dancers would deliberately ignore whatever one's partner was doing. To he in step was to be out of step.

Not so with the Hustle. Oh, apologists for the old ways claim that Hustle dancers “share their own thing,” but this is a contradiction in terms, designed to lull aging rebels-without‐a‐cause into thinking no decisive break with the past is taking place. The political fact is that the absolute‐freedom days of the dance are over. When you are committed to considering what your partner will do next, and must signal your own intentions so that the “team” of which you are a part can stay in step, then you have embraced not only a dance partner, but responsibility.

This means that turning inward is no longer “in”; that personal isolationism has peaked and may already be on the decline. Transcendental meditation will soon lose its numbing fascination as people find it more exciting to communicate with other people than to lollygag in the ever-expanding recesses of ever‐narrowing minds.

3. The Hustle involves holding one's partner in one's arms. Body contact, which has been denied to the dance in recent years, has been limited to professional football. The enshrinement of detachment, the glorification of “cool,” has resulted in forced loving to achieve mental balance.

Fortunately, the rise of the Hustle provides a socially acceptable way for people to get their hands on members of the opposite sex. Now people no longer have to leap into bed together to discover if they are physically compatible; they can dance together first.

After a terpsichorean era of confrontation, we are entering an era of negotiation. The geopolitician who fails to see this social phenomenon is out of touch with his time. As dancing requires instruction, genuine standards become the fashion; as eyes focus on and arms enfold a partner, responsibility and humanity come, into vogue.

Hail The Hustle, with its studied discipline, its communicative style and its honest passion! At long last, the “cool” war is ending.
https://www.nytimes.com/1975/08/04/arch ... ustle.html
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